Questions about the bootup process in Ubuntu. Use this tag if you have trouble booting Ubuntu or you have questions about the bootup process.

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boot-folder too small for upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04

When updating my Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 I get the message 'Your boot folder is too small, make more space' although my harddrive has still plenty of place left. How can I make that boot ...
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Ubuntu efi portable

I need to install Ubuntu on my USB pendrive 3.0 in order to have my "portable computer" everywhere i go. BUT i need it to work also on EFI systems. I've tryied by installing ubuntu on a VirtualBox hd ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a HDD

I recently purchased a 2TB WD MyBook external hard-drive with the intention of installing Ubuntu on it in a way that will allow me to simply plug it in to any computer and boot MY Ubuntu from ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - Black screen with unresponsive cursor

Few days ago I installed ubuntu 13.04 on a new machine without big issues. Today, after the boot, I have this situation: grub correctly loaded and normal boot normal purple screen with red dots ...
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boot problems on ubuntu13.04 recursive fault, timeout killing /sbin/modprobe … etc

Another update, another problem. Today I tried booting my dualboot win7 / linux machine, with following errors: At some point it doesn't boot at all. It gets through grub, also shows the splash ...
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13.04 upgrade won't boot kernel 3.8

After upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04, my Toshiba NB305 won't boot under kernel 3.8.. I am able to boot if I manually select kernel 3.5. from the GRUB menu. I tried several things that have been ...
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If I run boot repair will I lose everything in my hard drive?

My computer won't boot to ubuntu. What I get instead is "BusyBox v.1.18.5-1ubuntu4.1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in. Commands. (Initramfs)
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Upgraded to 13.04, cannot boot

I just got through an upgrade to 13.04 and my machine won't reboot. After getting through the boot loader screen, I just get a completely blank display. What can I do to boot with a console instead ...
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How can I boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on a PC with an EFI bootloader? [duplicate]

I just bought a Lenovo ideaPad Z400. I installed the ubuntu 13.04 without problem. Now, I cna't boot the windows 8. Eaither in secure boot mode enabled or disabled. I am frustrated. this is my ...
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Version 12.04.2 crashed when booted from a USB

I've been trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 on my new bespoke computer. I don't have a HDD as i am saving for a decent one and have been trying to run Linux of off a USB boot disc. I can load up on the "Try ...
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Why is this laptop taking almost 1 minute to boot Ubuntu 13.04?

My dad's new HP Pavilion dv6 laptop running Ubuntu 13.04 takes almost a minute to boot up - it seems like it's hanging somewhere. Is there something I can do to easily fix it? I need some help ...
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How to fix Ubuntu server 13.04 slower boot when network cable is unplugged

I have noticed that when I unplug the network cable, system waits about 100 seconds to configure the network, So I edited /etc/init/failsafe.conf and comment two wait() lines (thanks to tutorial here) ...
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Stuffing In Multiple Bootable ISO's On The Same Pendrive

I recently installed ubuntu 13.04 from a bootable 8GB usb pendrive which was created using power iso when i was on windows.Is there a way of stuffing in another bootable windows and a freebsd iso file ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 7 but it loads straight into Ubuntu

As you can already tell, I am a Ubuntu newbie...trying to make the big switch from Windows to Linux. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a partition aside from Windows. I was waiting for a prompt to ask me ...
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Bad HDD in LVM recovery time at boot

My server/desktop started reporting read errors on a HDD in my 16 drive lvm. The drive is a 2TB WD EARS model. While I have a backup from April, I'd rather not loose the last month of changes, or ...
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Won't boot to Unity or Cairo Dock on 13.04?

I've just booted up and when I log into either Cairo Dock or Unity/ubuntu neither of them launch, leaving me with just the wallpaper displayed but no desktop, so to speak. It's 13.04, and in order to ...
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How to install ubuntu on lenovo g580?

I'd like to install Ubuntu 13.04 on Lenovo g580 and I have this issue. After a few seconds of booting liveUSB screens gets black and nothing happens. I've read somewhere about connecting second screen ...
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Xubuntu splash hangs on boot for 15s

Problem started recently. When I log in (in 80% of cases), the spinning logo on blue background hangs (wheel doesn't spin) for around 15s. Afterwards, the login box shows normally. What's interesting ...
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Can't boot after converting lvm2 root to lvm2 raid1

I have Ubuntu 12.10 (no updates, kernel 3.5.0-17-generic) on first HDD (sda), which uses MBR and was partitioned as "Use whole disk for ubuntu" with LVM2 enabled. Root filesystem is on LVM2 ...
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My Ubuntu Precise 64 Bit PC's Boot Time is Two Minutes. Isn't that too much? Any Idea? [duplicate]

My Ubuntu PC boots up in 2 minutes. First minute goes for greeter session and the second minute goes for user login session. Is this normal? My PC's main spesifications are as below: Ubuntu ...
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How can I make Ubuntu the default boot option on a newer laptop (UEFI)?

I have a HP Spectre XT that I installed Ubuntu on. I have turned "Secure Boot" off and turned on "Legacy Support" in the settings. This laptop has UEFI and it always boots to Windows 8 rather than the ...
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tried to update from lucid lynx, now computer won't boot

I don't know much about my computer, I have been trying to get an old custom computer updated. it was running on lucid lynx, I tried to update from the terminal with some 'copy and pasted' 'sudo ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not boot after install - Single disk no Windows

Hi I have a HP Elite 7300 series desktop PC with EFI bios, no legacy bios option. I have created following partitions on my 80GB disk and installed Ubuntu 13.04. EFI partition is flagged as boot. I ...
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Ubuntu will not boot

I had Ubuntu running on an acer easyStore box. When the power supply got too loud, I decided to move the harddrive to a desktop box. However, when I tried to boot up, the screen tells me to pick a cd ...
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How do I pxeboot all of ubuntu onto a computer without any i/o exept ethernet (and keyboard) while without an hd?

I have an old Vaio computer that was going to be thrown out because it has a faulty hard drive, and no i/o ports work except the ethernet (and the keyboard). (Note: I know that it is possible to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 random boot

Hi I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 and after installing Nvidia drivers I'm having real troubles getting into Ubuntu. Randomly it crashes before booting into unity(login screen?) with random messages but ...
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USB boot doesn't work

I have installed Ubuntu on a USB stick and tried to boot it on my PC, but when I did this all that happend was a flickering appearing, going on and on and on. Nothing happens. What can I do about ...
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Blacklist.conf “Ignoring Bad Line Boot Prompt”

Alright Ubuntu wizards, I jacked up my system a bit unnecessarily, which is now giving me the chance to learn more about how to fix it...a vicious cycle. Anyway, I have it mostly up and running ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after hard reset. (GRUB issues) [duplicate]

I have a laptop with both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Windows crashed, and I have to get a repair disk for it, so in the meantime, I'm using Ubuntu, however when I went to boot Ubuntu I got ...
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Which Ubuntu ISO should I burn for my system?

When I am downloading Ubuntu to burn it and install on a partition, I keep getting the amd version (ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso). I don't have an amd processor but I have intel i7 3740QM. On the ...
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Error Unknown FileSystem: Grub Rescue? [duplicate]

I had a dual boot system for Windows 7 and Linux 10.10 . I am new to linux and hadnt upgraded it before ir reached its end-of-life. So I decided to delete the partition in which linux was installed ...
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Windows 8 Problem, liveusb, bios = blackscreen

I bought a new laptop (Asus x201) and I wanted to install Ubuntu as a Dual boot or just Ubuntu (so delete Win8), and there are everywhere problems. It started that while booting Win 8 I cannot even ...
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Multiple OS's, several drives, need a working boot manager

Okay, so I have several drives with various operating systems on various partitions. the main drive is a 200GB sliced into a primary for Ubuntu a swap and some storage. the other drives 2x350GB are ...
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Unable to boot USB install image 13.04

I've tried creating a USB boot drive but it always fails with a message from Syslinux and a boot: prompt. unknown keyword in configuration file FILE0 boot: I've checked the md5sum of the iso - the ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu 13.04 after installing

I know that there is lots of people with the exact same problem, but I can't get an answer from another place (I've really been trying for hours), so here is my problem. I got Ubuntu 13.04 on my CD ...
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Windows 7 not booting after installation of Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7 ultimate. But the problem is as soon as I switch on my computer. There is only a blank screen with my TFT screen displaying a message "Out of Range". ...
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Lenovo Y500 Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows 8: Stuck on Purple Screen

I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Lenovo y500 with nvidia geforce 750M using uefi. What I've done so far Regular install with Ubuntu disc. (through legacy) Boot repair (recommended) (through ...
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Transfer speeds - running Ubuntu from external HDD via eSATA

Would it be too slow to run Ubuntu from an external HDD via eSATA or would I not tell the difference?
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Ubuntu server boots, then shows blinking cursor

My Ubuntu server boots but then shows a blinking cursor. It passes GRUB and I get the boot log output and all seems fine, however I get no shell after booting. I can boot into recovery just fine ...
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How to run a script during boot as root

I had a script that automatically enables my wifi without using networkmanager, but I don't know how to run the script as root while the system is booting. How do I make the script run automatically ...
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Resize Boot Device Volume [duplicate]

I'm Wondring how can I resize Boot Volume because it got 15GO of space and he use only 71.7MB only almost 0% of space. So I want to reduce This space and add it to principle Device "/"
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Can't boot properly

So here's the thing. I installed ubuntu on my pen drive, and the installation went perfectly but now when I'm starting my PC I am faced with those 3 options again: 1. install 2. try without installing ...
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Grub Rescue Unknown Filesystem Error. Grub Corrupted or Filesystem?

Now it has happened twice & have been pulling my hairs now... I have installed xubuntu on my external hardisk & have been using it for about 3 months. It has three partitions, one of 500 mb ...
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boot - Ubuntu hangs at purple screen after upgrade to 13.04

I was using Ubuntu 12.10 and upgraded to 13.04 Now Ubuntu just hangs at purple screen. I have tried installed KDM and switched to KDM. I get the login prompt at KDM but login fails and shows up ...
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How to set up a bootable Truecrypt USB with Ubuntu on it?

Oddly enough, I haven't found the solution to this yet, unless I've misinterpreted the search results I've been seeing. I want to encrypt a USB flash drive so that I can select "Boot from USB" on any ...
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Ubuntu 12.10, I can't clean up space in boot directory

I'm trying to update but it can't and tells me that I need to clear up space in the boot directory but I can't remove anything from it and the sudo command does nothing. Below is the actual message I ...
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“Disk drive for dev/mapper/cryptswap 1 is not ready”

I get the following message on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386 during the boot process: Disk Drive for dev/mapper/cryptswap 1 is not ready or not present It will give me the message about 3 times and then ...
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Which kernels from Ubuntu 3.5.0 can I remove? [duplicate]

After reading some very helpful information on your forums, I now know how to remove unneeded kernels to free up disk space for updates. Can any of you tell me which of the following I can safely ...
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Problems on boot Ubuntu 13.04, kernel version 3.8.0 with UEFI

few days ago I UPGRADED my Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04 version on my NP300E5C samsung notebook with ssd. I reloaded ubuntu few times and everything has gone well, BUT after a complete shutdown I ...
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No such partitions grub rescue>

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop, to try it out.. it worked fine. now i wanted to install windows 7, inserted win 7 dvd formatted all the partitions,its not successfully installed. now when i ...