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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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on boot after starting CUPS

As I was trying to install an alternative keyboard layout I ended up deleting my /usr/share/X11/xkb/* folders. I tried to reinstall them with apt-get remove xkb-data && apt-get install xkb-...
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Grub no longer recognizes Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

Yesterday I installed Windows 7 (on /dev/sdb1) and Windows 8.1 (on /dev/sdb2). "Of course", my existing Ubuntu 14.04 (on /dev/sdb3) was therefore rendered unbootable. I fixed this with the Boot ...
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How may I boot up 14.04 lts without having to worry about having a usb or cd inserted during startup?

I installed via a usb thumbdrive, and before doing so I had to change boot options to boot from usb. Now upon boot, im prompted at startup to choose an os to boot from usb or boot ubuntu(which isnt a ...
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How to, finally, get Ubuntu to boot on a mac from external USB storage?

I wish to run Ubuntu on my iMac from external USB storage, either an external disk or a flash drive. I can easily create a bootable USB stick and use that to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a properly ...
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In what folders or files can services appear and start from

In Ubuntu, what folders or files are used to hold service files that can start at boot time. I know for example /etc/init.d is one folder which holds several service files. /etc/rc.local is a file ...
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AMD A10-6700 Support?

I cannot get Ubuntu installed on my new ASUS system. How do I find a list of AMD A10-6700 and Asus support issues? Specifically installation problems. Thanks
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a pre-installed windows 8.1 64-bit WITHOUT UEFI

I bought a new Toshiba with a pre-installed version of windows 8.1 64-bit. It happens that I need to install Ubuntu, but because of UEFI I'm not sure how to do it correctly. I'm trying to avoid ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04. initctl: Event failed

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 14.04 and it is failing. Then I tried to boot by going in 'recovery mode' and opting 'normal boot'. The error message I am getting is : initctl: Event failed Skipping ...
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Dual Boot with SSD and HDD Storage [closed]

I currently have a 1TB HDD setup to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I am purchasing a 256GB SSD and another 1TB HDD. My intentions are as follows: Setup the SSD as my dual boot device with Adobe ...
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Damaged GRUB 2 in my laptop

I have a genuine Windows 8 pre-installed on my laptop. I installed the Ubuntu in UEFI mode, using a live CD, but now the GRUB doesn't show, hence,not allowing me to boot to windows if I want to. It ...
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Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and this was to be my learning project. I purchased an Aspire E11 model E3-111-C0WA (cheap and had 300GB hard drive) Used Linux Live USB Creator to create an install ...
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Booting from a USB on a PC Syslinux Boot Promt

I have a corrupted version of Windows 7 on my PC so I can't boot up anymore. I have all my data saved on a SSD so im not loosing anything. I thought this would be the perfect time to try Ubuntu. I ...
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GRUB Rescue no such partition PLEASE HELP

Im new here so "Hello guys" i know to much themes like this on this site. BUT i have realy big problem AND NOW i dont know how to fix it i getting this error when installing ubuntu 14.04. ( i have ...
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GRUB available, but can't boot (end_request: I/O error)

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on Asus S400 laptop that has /root at the 20Gb SSD drive. While /home directory is mounted onto the SSD drive, the directories are placed onto a 500Gb drive via symlinks. When I ...
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Desktop is empty after installation/first logon

I'm new with linux so I do not know a lot about it. I was just trying to Intall Ubuntu 14.04 on mu DELL DIMENSION E521. The installation worked perfectly fine.. no errors... After the computer ...
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Black Rectangle on booting 14.04 LTS covering Grub Options

Every time start my laptop the black rectangle appears and covers and hides all the boot options (like Ubuntu, Memtest, or any other OS installed on different partition of same Hard disk). Sometimes ...
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kernel / initd boot settings

I have 2 seperate harddrives in my pc, one with windows 7 (working) and one with ubuntu. I am unable to boot into ubuntu for some reason :/ I installed easyBCD to correct the windows bootmenu and used ...
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Recover Windows 7 boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have a HP dv6000 laptop which originally (5 years ago) came with Windows Vista. The 250 GB hard disk is divided in 3 parts. One partition carries only data (A: 140 GB). Other partirion has Windows ...
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Ubuntu installation confusion

I need to know what are the things that are required to successfully install Ubuntu on my PC alongside Windows 8.1. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but every forum/site mentions ...
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how can i dual boot with an already ubuntu computer if i have a harddrive i took out of a windows laptop with all its info on it?

ive looked and looked but cant find anything but repartitioning and creating both on one harddrive. what i want to do is take my built computer that i have ubuntu 13.10 (updating to 14.04 as im typing ...
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USB Boot Drive is not recognized from Windows computers

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my 16GB PNY flash drive, to use as a boot disk for my laptop. Now, it is running ludicrously slow, no matter what, so I am trying to re-install Ubuntu, but when I plug my ...
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BOOTCHART : not creating the bootchart after reboot

Should not bootchart create the image file after I restarted the system? It is not happening so. WHat should I be doing?
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Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows *CANT BOOT INTO WINDOWS AT ALL

I've recently been stuck on ubuntu for a while now. I tried formatting and removing the partions but the only error i got was BOOTMGR was missing... Could someone give me some help?
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Can't install Windows as dual boot after Ubuntu

I've a quite complicated problem related to dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. At first I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop but then when I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04, I somehow ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 and install Windows 7 without dual boot? [duplicate]

How can I install Windows 7 and remove Ubuntu 14.04? I do not have dual boot or anything, when I first installed Ubuntu on my "experiment desktop", I formated my entire harddrive. Any help with this ...
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Unable to update ubuntu applications because there is not enough space on /boot

I am unable to update ubuntu because there is not enough space on /boot. Some googling has shown a lot of people have this issue but the reason for /boot being full is different for everyone and ...
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“an error occurred while mounting /home/aljobory/drive” [duplicate]

When I start Ubuntu must be press s latter twice times to start system: 'an error occurred while mounting /home/aljobory/drive' press S to skip or m to recover
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Why is the Ubuntu installation not working on a Macbook Air, while I can boot the live CD?

I've got a Macbook Air mid 11 (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 2GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Ram). I've downloaded ubuntu 14.04.1 version and I've followed these instructions to make a dual boot on my Air, with Ubuntu ...
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Dual Boot System Operating System not Found (Win7/Ubunty 14.04)

I read through similar problems, but nothing I found solved my particular problem. I used to run a dual boot WIn7/Ubuntu 14.04. I was in Windows when suddenly the screen froze. Cursor was still ...
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Failure to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04

I was trying to upgrade to 14.04, everything vent fine without errors but after reboot the system has crashed. I am getting this error message: mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on /root failed: Invalid ...
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How to completely delete/uninstall (K)Ubuntu 14.04

I am pretty new to ubuntu/linux. I love the linux idea and i was looking for distribution i would choose. I chose Kubuntu 14.04, burned .iso on dvd and installed Kubuntu without problems. Then i was ...
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Ubuntu failing to install on seperate HDD, blank screen, flashing cursor

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop ISO and burned it to a bootable cd and have made a bootable usb drive using both Universal USB Installer and Unetbootin. I have tried mutliple ways to attempt ...
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How to install Ubuntu on dell laptop which already have windows 7

I have Dell-Vostro 1540-amd64 architecture-500 GB Laptop. Had two partitions with 270 GB for Windows 7 and remaining is unallocated. Successfully installed Windows 7 on 270GB partition. I want to ...
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How do I install Ubuntu from USB in debian?

After looking through the Ubuntu instructions for creating a bootable USB I googled this and it seems like there's a plethora of different ways that one could do this. Here's what I've tried: ...
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i make my usb bootable of ubuntu but it is not working on acer 4738z

i am in serious problem. i have acer aspire 4738z. i am willing to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it and for that i made my usb bootable through the software which is mentioned in Ubuntu guide but it is ...
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Ubuntu stuck at “Loading initial ramdisk” during first boot

My Ubuntu 14.04.1 (3.13.0-32-generic) seems to not boot right after a fresh install from a Live DVD (tried it multiple times and also from a bootable USB stick as well). Boot repair info: http://...
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Windows wont boot when external HDD not connected, how can I fix this?

My current system is Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center. I wanted to try Ubuntu 14.04, and therefore I installed Ubuntu on an External HDD. (I followed some steps that I found on the internet) After ...
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Database error. Wordpress. MySQL have shut down at 10:00 am

Could you please tell me what's wrong with my MySQL? Ubuntu 14.04. I can't understand what's going on.. 140912 10:00:55 [Warning] Using unique option prefix myisam-recover instead of myisam-...
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Dual Boot: Can't boot Arch Linux

my History I got a PC with Intel 64 Bit Processor. There I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at /dev/sdb1 and Arch Linux at /dev/sda1. Both swap onto /dev/sdb2. I tried (with succes) to install ...
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Need help on checking Ubuntu Live CD

I have created an Ubuntu Live CD. I succesfully verified the sha256 sum of the .iso file using the intructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToSHA256SUM The problem is the next part on ...
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Problem with partitions (deleted all of them)

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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Starting Read required files in advance fails

If I boot my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 32bit, I get these messages in my boot process: $ cat $(locate boot.log)|grep required * Starting Read required files in advance ...
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“Gave Up waiting for root device. Alert! /dev/disk/by-uuid/ does not exist. Dropping to a shell” while booting

I used Ubuntu some years back and gave up on it. I am now ready to try again. To my surprise I was welcomed with this message as soon as I did the first install. If I waited some time and typed exit ...
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init.d script doesn't log to /var/log/boot.log

The script below is working fine at system startup. However, its log messages don't show in /var/log/boot.log, when the system boots. I compared it with other init.d scripts and couldn't reach any ...
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Booting Linux from USB on a Mac

I'm only posting this question because it seems I've been trying to get this to work for the last 2 weeks and feel like im exhausting my options. I'm trying to build a persistent Linux system (...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot

Can you please help me, after performing system updates on Ubuntu 14.04.1, my laptop does not boot, only blank screen. I have tried using repair disk but no joy. My file is : http://paste.ubuntu.com/...
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I've installed ubuntu; how do I start it? [duplicate]

I'm a newbe to Ubuntu I have installed Ubuntu via a CD. After the successful installation, I was asked to reboot. Upon restart, only win8 appears. Is there a way to choose between win & Ubuntu?
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Can't boot Linux from an external USB SSD drive

Windows 7 OS. Is there any difference between Linux Live CD and Linux installation on an external USB SSD drive in point of view of boot? I can boot Linux LiveCD without a problem when set boot order ...
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Asus Eee won't boot

I have a Asus Eee PC running Ubuntu but I wanted to change to Lubuntu, so I created a bootable USB pen drive with Lubuntu (that works fine, I tryed it no my desktop). I was able to boot on my Eee PC ...