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 bootloader issue

I've made Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 8.1., but after installing Ubuntu everything is working well, but after 1-2 day(s), I don't see my boot option menu after powering on my system; it ...
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How do I boot into a uefi usb drive?

This is odd... I am currently trying to install windows 7 onto a usb install disk but nothing seems to work so far I have tried Unetbooten winUSB (Grub install failed: Does not look like efi ...
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How to save changes made in a live session to Hard Disk?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and I am running live image as making an entry in grub as per the tutorial: http://www.tecmint.com/run-linux-live-images-from-hard-disk-in-linux. So is there any way to make the ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot error, UEFI system

First - yes, there are a bunch of similar questions. Trust me, if any of them had fixed this, I wouldn't be here. Alright. So I built my own PC, installed Windows 7 on it. I've been wanting to ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Windows will not load - Loops prepairing to repair windows) Asus ROG G750JW

I have windows 8 on my first drive which is 1 TB and Ubuntu on the secondary drive which is 500 GB. I attempted installing grub2 and updating. (See pictures below to see partitions) I followed this ...
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How can I fix the purple screen of death when trying Ubuntu (14-04, 32-bits) from the liveCD? [duplicate]

I burned a Live-CD of Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bits) and when I boot up the computer from the CD, it appears a purple frozen screen with a weird icon on the bottom. I think I've pressed every key on the ...
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Is my windows booting in UEFI Mode or Legacy Mode?

I want to Install Ubuntu beside Win8 (by this guide),but I don't know if my windows booting in UEFI Mode or Legacy Mode(and it's important to this guid(in the "DUAL BOOT ISSUES" subtitle). so.. how do ...
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Does Ubuntu install on Windows 8.1 with dual boot options [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on an HP Laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. Does the Ubuntu installer allow the dual boot setup?
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Ubuntu failed to load - black screen

Mine was a dualboot Ubuntu/Windows desktop. Just then there was a black screen which appear after loading up the "Ubuntu" symbol. Then the screen prompted "No Input, entering sleeping mode". I wait ...
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Recovery mode grub partition

I Deleted a disk partition using g-parted and I rebooted the system and it went into grub recovery. It showed a message that no partition found. I am pretty sure it was not grub partition. I also do ...
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How to login to your ubuntu account automatically in background?

I was wondering whether we could login into ubuntu account automatically but stay password protected. In my case, I want my torrent to automatically start when computer boots up. So I need to be ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation crashes with “???” message after selecting drive

The Gist: I have been trying to erase my disk and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop as my sole operating system. I can boot "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" from a USB stick. During the graphical ...
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CIFS VFS: Error messages

I'm running two Ubuntu systems, (12.04 on 64-bit AMD desktop system and 14.04 on a 64-bit Intel laptop), and have configured two CIFS drives to be mounted at system start-up following the instructions ...
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Learning material for boot configuration [closed]

I really need a comprehensive, yet clearly explained reference regarding how all the boot configuration, structure and execution comes together in Linux and how it is compared to Windows and all the ...
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Deploy ubuntu with MAAS fails

I have a problem with the Ubuntu deploying with MAAS. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a KVM virtual machine. The boot with pxe works, I see the login prompt during the deploying, the server connect ...
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14.04 random hanging on boot

I've already googled a lot and probably know what's wrong but don't know how to fix it. Fresh install of Trusty Tahr LTS i386 on a new netbook with an Intel N2820 Bay Trail graphics. Average 4 of 5 ...
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grub rescue -> no such partition [duplicate]

I have a big problemm with my computer... I have reduced the windows partition and when I reboot then I have the grub rescue with the error message : no such partition. Moreover, I don't have access ...
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How do I get nvidia drivers to work on Xubuntu 14.04?

I installed and tested multiple Nvidia drivers such as 331 and 304 but every time I always end with Xubuntu on a black screen after the booting screen. How do I make them work successfully on my 2010 ...
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Error occurred while mounting /boot

I wanted to remove Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 from my laptop and just create one partition for Ubuntu 14.04, but this seems to be more difficult then I thought it would be. Installation seems to go ...
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Grub not working after Windows 8.1 update on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I do understand that this is a common problem, and I have read few of the threads. Here is synopsis of my problem. Logged on to window 8.1, windows installed updates and now grub2 doesn't work ...
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frozen ubuntu resulted in hard drive failure?

During installation ubuntu froze. I know all my data on the other drive is gone. So I put a new one in. I get the error Insert Boot media. I have gone into the BIOS and fixed everything. Please help ...
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error when booting [duplicate]

Recently my laptop has been unable to boot, I have been having hard drive problems over three past few weeks but I would like to know if I need a new hard drive or not. When booting I get, Error: ...
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Installed more ram /boot/efi not found… How to fix?

So, I just installed more RAM. Now I can't boot (properly) into xubuntu. When booting I'm greeted with something along the lines of "Failed to load /boot/efi, press S to continue or press M to ...
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Can't boot from Live CD nor Pendrive [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install Windows 8 along side it. But I can't boot from any live CD or pendrive. My laptop goes into network boot and says- insert proper boot device and press any ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 on same HDD as windows 7, Windows 7 won't boot

I installed Ubuntu on the same hard drive as my Windows 7 (different partition ofcourse) Edit: Windows wouldn't boot and after trying to fix mbr with windows recovery console windows isn't recognized ...
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Install Grub on USB drive / Vaio Pro 13

I'm somewhat inexperienced with Linux. I'm having quite a hard time booting Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows on my Vaio Pro 13. I've tried using every method I've found on forums but no matter what, I ...
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steps to create DD image file from usb and restore image to a DIFFERENT usb

I have successfully (file created, ubuntu does NOT issue any error messages) created an image from an entire persistent ubuntu live usb.(sdc1) - the file ubuntu1.img is 4.3gb so it is reasonable to ...
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Live usb does not work!

Unfortunately, I am not able to setup up Ubuntu on my system as I am having trouble creating a functional live usb. I have downloaded the installer and the iso from the Ubuntu download page and have ...
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set the screen brightness on startup

On Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to dim the screen brightness to 50% on each system start in /etc/rc.local with the line xbacklight -set 50% right before the line exit 0 Why does this not work? Is there a ...
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Mac wireless keyboard doesn't work in GRUB 2

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now I cant boot into Mac OSX anymore. I am using the standard wireless keyboard that all Apple computers come with and it doesnt work at all in the grub 2 menu ...
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Play a video at first boot

i have created my own distro. I want to play a welcome video after the installation completes and the computer restarts. can i do that in remastersys by editing the configuration files. i have no ...
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I can'yt boot Windows XP after installing Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I can't boot Windows XP after installing Ubuntu 12.04 and what is worst is that I don't have the Windows XP installation CD. kathy@kathy-HP-Compaq:~$ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kathy: Disk ...
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How to get rid of the “scanning for btrfs file systems” at start-up?

At start-up, I see the message Scanning for btrfs file systems. How can I get rid of it? I have tried to remove the package with sudo apt-get purge btrfs-tools, but it just shows a blank screen ...
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Network booting could't find kernel image

I have a problem with PXE booting. I followed this instruction on official website. But I get an error on client machine: Could not find kernel image: vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic And now, question. ...
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After install grub boot loader does not show

I' m having some trouble finalizing my Ubuntu setup. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 7 Acer, K95V and I just can't get to the boot loader. The current situation is that it just boots up ...
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Boot-Repair Cannot purge GRUB [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for some years now and never looked back. Unfortunately my new job requires me to install Windows. To prevent me from braking my Ubuntu Install I bought a new HDD and ...
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Grub menu not showing after exiting BIOS

So I've dual booted Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a UEFI system. So far I've been able to switch OSs from the grub menu at the boot screen, which shows entries for both. Recently, I tried to run ...
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Can't boot XP only Ubuntu

I have used Windows XP for years. I partitioned my HD with 300 GB for XP and 1 TB for Ubuntu. I installed v.14.04 successfully. When booting I get a menu choice defaulting to Ubuntu and then XP. ...
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3.13.0-30 kernel issue will not log in / sign in

I did a recent update with the new kernel 3.13.0-30 seemed fine to start with booted to the desktop but after sign in just hung with only mouse inputs seeming to work and nothing else no menu our ...
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how can I install ubuntu on dell inspirion 15z

I am trying to install ubuntu 14 on a dell inspirion 15z with intel chip. The machine came preloaded with windows 8. I want to wipe windows out and run only ubuntu. When I try to install the ...
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cant boot windows 8 or ubuntu!

I 've recently bought a laptop with windows 8 and can't stand it. Though I need to keep it for some software I use at work.. I was advised to install ubuntu and have it set as dual boot. One ...
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Purple screen after reinstalling grub multiple times

I recently dual booted my laptop with Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 14.04. I followed all the steps and now it seems Windows 7 only works when it wants to work. When it doesnt want to work it hangs on a ...
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USB stick for MAC

I would like to install Ubuntu on my MAC but I need to have Ubuntu on a memory stick rather than a CD. Is there a memory stick I can buy
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Installing single OS Ubuntu 14.04 in EFI mode

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Tohiba laptop from a iso image written to USB. The original OS was Windows 8, but when I was installing the Ubuntu, it said that no OS is detected. I did not care, as I ...
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How to bring up a network interface only if it is physically present in Ubuntu 14.04?

This is a follow-up on my old question: What would be the best way to make kernel bring a network interface up only if it is physically plugged in? So, if it doesn't exist, just move on with ...
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Install Ubuntu on USB stick - “error loading operating system”

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on USB stick, then install some drivers and programs on it and use it when I need. I have one USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04 that I have used to install the OS on other ...
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ubuntu 14.04 doesn't start normaly

after installing new version of ubuntu. that doesn't start normaly. i must be start that with recovery mode and choose resume to start successfull ubuntu . in start normaly sceen is black and doesn't ...
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Kernal panic on fresh 14.04 install on Barebone Brix Pro i5-4570R

I recently upgraded from the smaller AMD barebone brix to the brix pro. The new PC seems to make Ubuntu 14.04 crash on boot, a bug which I can't see anyone with the same PC having (too early?). I've ...
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Netbook won't boot to Lubuntu GUI after using Live USB creator programs & setting aside 1GB for persistence

Have downloaded and installed Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, recently (without persistence) & it works fine, aside from not saving settings. When I try to download & install the same, with a 1MB set ...
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Cant install Ubuntu 12.04, select CD-ROM Boot type

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu 12.04 from boot disk on a friends computer. when starting the computer with boot disk the message appears: 1. 2. Select CD-ROM Boot Type: If I ...