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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Why GRUB is missing after update?

I am running an alternate install of Ubuntu 11.10. I just ran the latest update which required a re-boot. When I rebooted, my desktop stops at the POST (Power on self test). My computer is set up ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.10 not sucessful in Samsung np100 notebook

After installation of Ubuntu 12.10 from USB made using the Startup Disk Creator, on new Samsung NP-N100S-E01IN notebook it does not boot. On booting the system just runs an update and stops with ...
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Can't get ubuntu on new laptop!

I just got a new laptop: the Asus VivoBook X2O2E, and for some reason, ubuntu's (12.10) not working. Whenever I install it, I choose "reboot now", and then it shows an error: cannot load windows and ...
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Ubuntu kernel can't read its own root partition, but LiveCDs can?

My / partition is unreadable from the hard drive install, but I just ran fsck on it and know it's clean. I can open it in Nautilus from the LiveCD but chrooting to it doesn't work! It [the chrooted ...
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Windows 7 not booting from Ubuntu 12.10 boot menu

Am having windows 7 in one hard drive. I installed Ubuntu in second hard drive. Am configured BIOS to boot second hard drive first (Ubuntu OS). and then i updated grub, so its shows windows 7 in the ...
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How to boot to Windows if grub is broken and BIOS won't open?

I recently accidentally deleted my Ubuntu partition. When I rebooted the computer, I got the dreaded grub rescue> prompt. I thought, "simple fix, boot an ubuntu CD and add a new MBR". However, my ...
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Lightdm not working at all since bumblebee install!

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, so please excuse me if my question is stupid... So a few weeks ago, I bought a Gigabyte U2442N with Optimus Graphics (a 640M and a HD4000). I installed the stable ...
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How to write 2 iso file on one DVD

How to write ubuntu (iso) and super grub disk(iso) on one DVD? I want to boot them. Thanks
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 10.04 LTS after hibernation

I have a desktop which I installed Ubuntu 10.04. I hibernated the desktop and have been unable to boot Ubuntu since then. The (usb) keyboard seems deactivated and does not show any lights when I ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu 12.04 Sony Vaio Serie E 2012 [closed]

My Sony Vaio Serie E, not start the BOOT. Ubuntu 12.04-LTS-amd64 (desktop) Serie: SVE14A25CXS Processor: Intel Core i5 (3 generation) Does anyone have any idea? Thank you very much.
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Dual booting 12.10 and Win 7 - boots directly to Win 7

and thank you kindly for you help! I'll preface this with saying that I realize this is a common problem, with lots of trouble-shooting guides available online; however, after multiple attempts with ...
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Unable to enter single-user (recovery) mode [closed]

I'm running Kubuntu 10.04 on an x86 machine, most updates applied. I need to get into single-user mode to install the latest nvidia drivers to support my new dual-display graphics card, but nothing ...
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Windows 7 not booting after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I have Samsung sf511 with Windows 7 Home preinstalled. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 last night. First I downloaded ubuntu 12.10 DVD iso and burned a DVD. I rebooted and changed the boot option to DVD and ...
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Ubuntu boot problem/unity failure

So here I am sitting in a big pile of muck...over the last 2 days things have just been going from bad to worse with version of Ubuntu 12.10. So 2 days ago I was fiddling around with kismet and ...
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After installing, Ubuntu does not start unless LiveUSB is inserted and defaults to 7

I have a laptop with Windows 7. I installed ubuntu through USB. After restarting,, however, nothing happens. 7 automatically loads without showing the OS selection screen. But when I insert the live ...
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What is wrong with my fstab?

trying to get a second drive to mount into /media/media folder: /dev/sda /media/media ext4 auto,exec,rw,user,async 0 0 but it is failing, causing me to skip. Using 12.04. Here is the full fstab ...
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/dev/mapper/vg00-root does not exist

Since I upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 server. I obtain the following error at boot. /dev/mapper/vg00-root does not exist I must use the recovery mode to manually do "vgchange -ay" to active my VG00. ...
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Boot off USB key without bios support

I installed Ubuntu onto a USB key using pendrivelinux.com. I need to boot off the pen drive now but the bios doesn't support this. I can still boot into Linux without X support ( broken X is one of ...
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Two different Ubuntu versions dual-boot problem

I have 2 Ubuntus installed: 12.04 and 6.10 After I installed the second one - 6.10, the first one (12.04) became invisible in grub. Then I booted from the 12.04 live cd and followed this ...
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There is no “Press Any key To Boot From CD Or DVD”!

I wrote the Ubuntu ISO on a CD and restarted my computer, but "Press Any key To Boot From CD Or DVD ... " didn't appear! What should I do? Is it because (I guess) the file maybe is corrupted? Because ...
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UEFI not letting met boot Ubuntu after installing it for first time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.10 UEFI Secure Boot install I am trying to install Ubuntu for the first time. I am using an USB stick. At partition I used one of the hdd's I had and created a ...
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Crash when booting system error no wubildr

erorr no wubildr then boot with red pix-elated screen after i log in it freezes and lines of code pop up. I think it may be a hex dump. what do I do? I have a fx 4100 and a radeon 6670 graphics card.
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12.10 on Elitebook 8560w w/ WUBI

I am trying dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my Elitebook 8560w via WUBI. Between Microsoft and HP they used up all my primary partitions so I decided WUBI was the best way to go. It all goes ...
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“hd0 out of disk” / “hd0 write error” (still boots)

I was doing a series of upgrades of my desktop which had 10.04, aiming for 12.04. Somewhere in the middle, GRUB began displaying "error: hd0 out of disk / press any key to continue", but the boot ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 live usb boot hangs at Splash screen

I have created Ubuntu 12.10-amd64 bootable usb disk. It boots but when I select Install on harddisk or Run without install, it just stops at the splash screen. I tried -nomodeset, but same thing ...
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Login Screen Background

I changed the Login Screen Background picture using ubuntu-tweak. It worked! However, after a second reboot, the picture does not appear... well, it shows up for a mili-seconds, and after that the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS hangs at boot after trying to install sopcast

I tried to install SOP Cast last night (in order to watch a football/soccer game) which I thought required me to download & place the following files in my user/lib folder: libstdc++.s0.5 ...
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Computer won't boot

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 over my Windows 7 OS and a couple of errors appeared, I cannot remember what they said but, I tried rebooting and now when my computer starts it first shows the first ...
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Inconsistent Purple Screen After Boot

Ubuntu 12.10 - HP Pavilion g4 - AMD Radeon HD 6480G Discrete-Class Graphics After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, I have encountered a random "purple screen after boot" issue. Here is the nature of the ...
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Slow reboot - understanding fsck and tune2fs

I'm having a problem with my web server: when it's been up for a long time, and then it goes down for some reason, it takes forever to boot. My workaround to this was to create a cron to reboot the ...
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Can't boot in Ubuntu after windows upgrade

After my lastest update for Ubuntu and Windows XP, I got a Grub error on booting the next day. ls lists the following (without () ): sd0 sd1, msdos sd2 sd5 sd6 When I tried to get into one with ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 live-usb won't boot

I own an Aleutia "Tango" low power PC. It uses a Intel Atom CPU N2800 @1.86GHz processor. I know there are Linux issues with the "Cedar Trail" graphics on this hardware but I can happily run Ubuntu ...
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Dual OS onHDD. Standard Linux boot hangs. Safe boot option to retry standard loads fine. what's up?

New install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from disk from Linux User magazine. Standard boot hangs. Safe boot displays option to retry standard boot and when selected loads fine. Have updated OS. Any ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not booting on Lenovo Z580 with Windows 7

I have Windows 7 x64 installed but after installing Ubuntu 12.10, it asks me to restart but the GRUB loader doesnt even show up, directly boots into Windows What can i do for that ??
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“The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining”

After a recent update, I'm getting an alert saying: The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining But my computer has plenty of HD space free. Does anyone know how I resolve this. (If its ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 startup is slow and dmesg output seems to lose several seconds

I use ubuntu on Dell Inspiron n4050.I have upgraded to ubuntu 12.04 from 10.04. But now I find the system startup is a little slow and plymouth only show purple screen without logo during startup. ...
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Ubuntu gets slower by the day

Ive noticed that Ubuntu has been getting slower and slower to boot, launch programs, etc. I installed 12.04 about 4 months ago,now 12.10, running on a quad-core Q8300 Intel, 4GB Ram, and an 80GB WD ...
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Installing the third OS

I have a laptop which had Windows 7 pre-installed. I did dual boot it with Ubuntu 12.04 and I have never since booted to windows. What happens now if I install the third OS, Fedora 17 or Opensuse 12.2 ...
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Opencpn problem

I'm not really computer literate. I use a navigation program called opencpn on my sailboat. First it stopped reading the GPS. Then the tool bar went blank. Now it won't quit - I have to restart the ...
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Radeon 6520G with black screen problem. Re-boot make it work

I have a HP Pavilion g7 with Ubuntu 12.10. Ever since I installed ubuntu on it the first time when I switch on the pc the screen hangs with a blank screen, but only works after second and subsequent ...
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Bootloader Problems Grub Won't Load Windows 7

I sent this to boot.repair@gmail.com, still no response thought I could get a faster solution here. I am running Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on separate partitions. The message is sent is: ...
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Problem in installing Ubuntu 12 using USB

I have a Sony laptop (VPCEH25EN) and i am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I downloaded the iso named "ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.iso". For installing i created a bootable USB using UltraISO. ...
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Internet connected but not working

I've been spending the past week setting up Ubuntu, and I've encountered a bit of a roadblock; for some reason, the past few days my internet's been connected, but nothing's loading. When I reboot, ...
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How can i safely remove extra GRUB installs?

I am using a Macbook Pro 6.2. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and it was working fine. I Re-sized my partitions (to make more space for Linux) and of course messed up GRUB. This is fine. I corrected the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not boot after installation

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 by replacing my Windows installation. Everything worked perfectly. Then it asked me to restart. I did, but it does not go into a selection menu or start up menu. The screen is ...
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disks not ready in array causes mdadm to force initramfs shell

Okay, this is starting to get pretty frustrating. I've read most of the other answers on this site that have anything to do with this issue but I'm still not getting anywhere. I have a RAID 6 array ...
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Boot path not found, cannot start OS

My desktop is 12.04 64bit, and it cannot boot from the hard drive anymore. When I attempt to it just is stuck on a blank screen with an blinking dash, and nothing happens. I checked with the bios ...
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Unable to boot into Windows after installing Ubuntu, how to fix?

I First Installed Windows 8 And Then I Installed Ubuntu 12.10. Now I`m Unable To Boot Windows 8. How To Fix This Grub?
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No gui after upgraded to ubuntu 10.04

i've upgraded to ubuntu 10.04 , after reboot it is displaying command prompt,gui is not displaying sudo update-grub sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
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What is the easiest way to host a CD-ROM drive or ISO through a network (for booting/install)

So this is something ive wanted to learn (Network booting) but It seems everytime I look it up, there is something unnecessarily complex or its just obscure, So I figure id post it here and try to ...