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 12.04 cryptsetup failing

I recently updated my Ubuntu 12.04, and after I restarted the computer just hangs at the following after I type my decrypt password: "cryptsetup: sda5_crypt set up successfully" I don't know how I ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, and W8 won't boot anymore

I've bought a Dell laptop with W8 pre-installed. I didn't like W8 much, so I wanted to try Ubuntu, but without uninstalling W8. So yesterday I installed Ubuntu, and it was extremely convoluted thanks ...
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Why can I boot Xubuntu 12.04 from usb on one computer but not the other?

When I boot Xubuntu from a flash drive on the old Dell computer mentioned in the about me screen it works fine, but when I try to boot it on another computer (the computer I'm typing this text on) it ...
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Black screen after select installing on a Dell Inspiron 14z

I'm trying to do a dual boot on my Dell Inspiron 14z notebook, but I always get a black screen after selecting Install Ubuntu. I've tried to add nomodeset and acpi_osi="Linux" to the boot options, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 hangs during plymouth purple screen boot

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a partition on (I believe) an Apple Mac mini "Core i5". Everything was going well until recently. Now Ubuntu hangs during the purple splash screen, just showing ...
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After changing network properties, ubuntu doesn't finish booting

I changed my network /etc/network/interfaces settings to have a static IP but when I rebooted after that it didn't finish booting up. It goes up to roundabout *Starting AppArmor profiles ...
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Cant purge with apt-get, because of dependencies

My /boot/ sadly is full, so I cant use apt-get upgrade anymore, or similar things. If I try to purge one of the kernels, with: apt-get purge linux-image-3.2.0-29-generic I get: Reading package ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 12.04, Install Windows 7 (legal copy) [duplicate]

Alright so I bought my laptop, and I didn't realize that It had Ubuntu on it. Honestly I've been having a hard time with this OS. Always looking for tutos and stuff.. So I decided to Dualboot with ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my PC and the installation completed well. But now the problem is I am unable to boot Windows 8, in GRUB menu it shows both options, If I choose Ubuntu, it boots ...
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Recover files from lost+found to original location

Please help me. I am in a trouble. After I performed a "fsck" system check my ubuntu automatically goes to initramfs prompt . Everything from my home folder was removed. I came to know that all files ...
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Problems running dhclient

After running apt-get upgrade and restarting an Ubuntu Server install I noticed the computer didn't have a network connection. I checked ifconfig ~$ ifconfig lo Link encap:Local Loopback ...
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My ubuntu box is not opening in graphical mode

I copied a big data in /temp of my RHEl VM. Now my system stopped booting in graphical mode. Can anyone tell me, How can i delete /tmp of my VM without affecting my VM. Thanks
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Why can't I boot Xubuntu from a flash drive after installing with Wubi

Why can't I boot Xubuntu 12.04 when I install it to my flash drive with wubi? It works just fine when I install it with UNetBootin but not with Wubi. When I try to boot from the flash drive, it says ...
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uninstall ubuntu from imac without boot

is there any way to remove ubuntu form may imac without boot please read this question to know what iam talking about here
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All Ubuntu Live CD's 13.10 - 11.10 won't boot correctly or show corrupt screen

I come here posing a question. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 lts some time ago, and had this same problem. Somehow i got around it but haven't been able to replicate it. Now I am unable to install ...
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After installing Ubuntu, I get a blank screen with a blinking cursor

I have a lenovo ThinkCentre M91p Graphics - Driver: Intel Sandybridge Desktop Processor - Intel Core i7-2600 cpu 3.40GHz x 8 After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, when I boot up I only get a blank ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 boots and starts up slowly

After I updated from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 my operating system is very slow. Until I see the login screen it takes very long and after logging in I wait for about a minute... I have dual boot with ...
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Not dual booting with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS

After installing Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS (from CD) side by side with Windows 7, why am I not getting dual boot? Each time I restart or shut down my laptop, Windows 7 automatically loads. What to do? I ...
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Boot and run from USB [duplicate]

Is it possible for me to run and use Ubuntu or other Linux from USB and it will remember what I did??? Like if I installed it on a computer?? Eg. if I write a dockument, will it remember it and how do ...
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Windows 7 Slow bootup after installing Ubuntu

my initial machine was Windows 7 x64. then I decided to try Ubuntu 12.04. so as of now Ubuntu 12.04 is installed in another partition and it really boots fast. however when I select Windows 7 as my ...
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No boot screen(dual screen and dual boot)

When my computer starts the bios posts I get into the windows boot manager. There I select ubuntu. My screen goes black but with the backlight still on. Until after half a minute it turns white and my ...
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Resource Usage between 12.04 LTS, 12.10 and 13.04

I've finally decided to use ubuntu for my dev machine. however my question is what Ubuntu is really suited for my tasks. What I am generally looking for Who has less resource usage, Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Kernel panic - json_object_array_length

So, I get kernel panic on boot now. It says /sbin/init: symbol lookup error: /sbin/init: undefined symbol: json_object_array_length Attempted to kill init blah blah I blame the json-c ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not booting. monitor stuck in idle mode [duplicate]

I downloaded the new version and tried to install from USB, but all I got was a black screen which hung till I powered off my desktop. Also tried booting a live CD. but same problem, it doesn't ...
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Can't install updates due to boot folder size on 13.04

Update attempt delivers message 'Not enough free disk space' with the recommendation to free up space on /boot. I have tried all the clean up techniques I know, but essentially it is filled with all ...
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Full disk encryption with lvm2 fails after kernel update

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with full disk encryption. This was implemented as per the guide here: ...
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Stuck at logo screen while booting

I have Ubuntu installed on a Gateway NV53A laptop with Windows 7 removed, and recently when I've tried to start the computer, it gets stuck at the logo screen that says "Ubuntu" with the progress bar ...
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After installing Ubuntu on my HP desktop, it fails to boot up, any ideas whats wrong?

I made a Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit USB drive, using that I installed Ubuntu onto the 1 terabyte hdd in the machine, thus erasing my windows 8 installation (I use Ubuntu on all of my computers and have ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after deleting a partition

I have a laptop that I run 2 OSs on, Ubuntu and Chromium. They are on separate hard drives, and I physically swap the drives when I want to change the OS. Recently I wanted to install Windows 7 ...
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When Ubuntu boots I get a black screen after BIOS but before Login, no fsck shows up

:) I am not sure if I have a real system issue here but as a freshly lubuntu noob I am wondering a lot now My Medion Notebook just boots fine, at first there comes the BIOS and "memory checking" ...
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Run script at boot/startup in Ubuntu 12.04 x64 Server

I am trying to start the RoR application named fedena. What I generally do is SSH login as rootand hit these commands root@cloud:~# cd fedena root@cloud:~/fedena# script/server => Booting WEBrick ...
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How to start from zero

I've had Ubuntu for a couple years but I didn't use it much [Also I forgot most of the passwords] so I was wondering how to delete all my files and profiles and just start from the beginning. I'm not ...
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Hang after “Try Ubuntu”

Just to start things of smooth, please be noted that I have extremely little foreknowledge of Ubuntu, and operating multi(dual)boots. I have attempted to make a bootable USB for Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Grub error after removing partition [duplicate]

So I think I've possibly done something pretty dumb. Basically I was running out of space on my ubuntu partition and I knew i had a 40GB partition at the end of the disk which was called OS2. I'm ...
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Installed windows 8 and it replaced BURG bootloader [duplicate]

Hey guys I was using Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.10 and not installed windows 8 on the same partition as windows 7. But its replared my BURG bootloader and now its just loading windows 8. So what can I ...
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Old Compaq desktop

I have a Compaq Presario SR1265CL desktop that was given to me. It has Windows XP on it and I want to replace it with Ubuntu. I haven't had much luck with any Linux distribution being able to boot ...
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Input devices not working at boot

Well, I'm not sure if this is caused by Ubuntu, but it started to happen after I installed Ubuntu, so I decided to ask here... Sometimes, when I turn my PC it goes to Grub and I cannot use my ...
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Howto run Ubuntu with UEFI and Intel Smart Response Technology

This question has NOT been answered by the following due to them saying to permanently disabling these features Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system Install ubuntu on ...
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Cannot start windows

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 LTS and I had made a partition in Windows, and I booted from a live CD and tried to install on that partition. The installation didn't work, so I checked the file, and ...
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/boot partition out of free space on standard install of 13.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 a few weeks ago as a fresh install on my laptop. 64 bit, using full disc encryption. Suddenly this message appears when updating the software. I looked in GParted, and ...
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Ubuntu failed to start [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu ubuntu-12.04.2 amd64 on my new laptop. All installation went well without any problem. Installation prompted me to restart the system and it restarted automatically. But, on ...
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Can't mount btrfs on boot [duplicate]

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04 (with a 3.8.13 kernel) that fails to boot if I include in /etc/fstab a mount point for a btrfs volume: /dev/sda3 /home btrfs ...
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GRUB Bootloader: Windows 8 Selection Not Working

I dual boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10, and when I turn on my laptop, I see the GRUB bootloader which is fine. I see options for Ubuntu, Advanced Ubuntu options, Memory Test stuff, and finally ...
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not able to boot ubuntu after installation of it alongside windows 7 completes!

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side Windows 7 using the Something Else option. I had kept 20 GB of unallocated space. After selecting the "Something Else" option, I created a partition of 15 GB ...
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Cannot load Windows 7 from Grub 2 Menu

I originally had Windows 7 installed in my system then decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside it. When the system boots I get the grub menu but when I select Windows 7 the Grub menu just reappears ...
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I can't boot from USB stick [duplicate]

I copied the ISO file and tried to boot from USB to install Ubuntu 13.04. Didn't work :( then tried after all the files in the ISO image copied to the USB stick. Also didn't work "Missing operation ...
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How to hide all the verbose or login tty7 on bootup?

I'm a newbie in Ubuntu and now there's a problem I tried many ways but still can't make it,so I'm now here asking for help. What I want to make is a OS that bootup and show Graphic theme(plymouth) ...
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How do I boot from ubuntu on my USB drive so I can wipe the ubuntu file system on the hard drive?

How do I boot from ubuntu on my USB drive so I can wipe the ubuntu file system on the hard drive? I have ubuntu on an exterior hard drive and want to boot from that so I can wipe the internal hard ...
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change gui boot screen to text [duplicate]

I'm trying to change the graphical boot screen, the one with the logo and 5 dots turning on and off to a text-only boot screen, preferably, high res( I guess it's called the boot sequence). I tried ...
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Display Execution of Boot Script

I have on the order of 1000 experiments I'd like to run on a modified version of the 3.10 kernel (with Ubuntu 12.10). After every experiment, the machine needs to be rebooted. I've written a Ruby ...