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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Issue creating bootable USB using dd command

It's a while that I'm trying to create a bootable USB drive with a Windows on it. I first tried with Unebootin unsuccessfully, I reckon the reason is the fact that the last version doesn't support any ...
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Hibernation error - Could not write byte: broken pipe

Suddenly, right after "turning on" my ubuntu 12.04 from hibernation, there was an error Could not write bytes:broken pipes which led to a black screen so I had to reboot. After rebooting, I got ...
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what is the use of Recovery Mode in Ubuntu

I am getting some problem in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop Edition, It is getting hanged on log In screen. If I remove my network cable and restart the system it is coming but again when I connect the ...
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Unable to install14.04 on Toshiba Satellite L40D-B

Brand new Toshiba Satelitte L40D-B Model: PSKRGC-002001 Windows 8.1 pre installed 64 bit AMD A6-6310 APU AMD Radeon R4 Graphics RAM: 6144 MB Clock: 1.80 Ghz HDD Toshiba 686 GB Bios 1.00 English Trying ...
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After removing ubuntu, I still have traces of it in my boot order

for a while now, I've been trying to dual boot kali linux and windows 8 and failing. I think a reason for that might be is because I still have traces of ubuntu (I had it installed before, formatted ...
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failed to mount Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop have a windows 7 installed ...works fine for the few first week until I have a problem of " read only file system " it was self fixed by restarting and ...
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old Dell is giving me “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!” when booting from usb

I got Dell Inspiron 5150 and I cannot make wireless work under Windows XP so I thought I try linux - I got ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso image handy so I put in on my usb stick using ...
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need help to boot linux ubuntu onto a clean laptop [duplicate]

I've been strugging to install Ubuntu onto an Intel core i3 aspire e1-571. I have moved boot language to legacy as well as created both the boot disk and the run usb file. The errors I keep seeing ...
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Can not boot after 14.04 to 14.04.1 update, but recovery boot works

Recovery is the only way I can boot as ubuntu is my only os, I can reinstall, but would rather not. I do not see the point in reinstalling the same os, to get the same issues. whenever I boot up or ...
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Computer slowed down very much [closed]

I had a dualboot xubuntu/windows 7 running. Yesterday my Laptop suddenly got very slow (tried both OS, both very slow in opening applications, booting up and loading web pages). I run the memory test ...
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Cannot boot into the bootable USB stick on Lenovo G470 [duplicate]

I want to help my sister to move from Windows 7 to Linux Ubuntu 14.04.1. When I boot the computer into the bootable USB stick, it just show me : ------------------------------------------------↓ ...
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Lubuntu 14.04.1 Fresh Install Won't Boot: runaway loop, USB

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1. I tried to boot into it several times, waiting >4 minutes each time, and saw only a fat blinking cursor in the upper left. I chrooted into the OS from a ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu installer from hard drive partition?

I would like to prepare something like recovery partition on the PC hard drive. Such recovery partition should contain only Ubuntu installer, nothing more. It also should be bootable in any way, even ...
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Can't enter BIOS settings after installing Ubuntu (Samsung NP300E5S)

I've Samsung (NP300E5S-01IN) laptop, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it and now I want to install Windows 8.1 on another partition but whenever I press "F2" key to Enter BIOS settings. it brings me to ...
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Can't boot on Windows 8, with triple boot

For the second time, ubuntu replace, again, my windows 8. Ubuntu replace the boot of windows 8 with his evil grub, so i can't boot in windows 8. When i try to boot in windows 8, he reload grub. :@ So ...
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Cannot fix grub after running boot repair

Any help is appreciated. I've been trying to fix this for a couple days now. Trying to dual boot win8 and ubuntu on an HP envy(15-j1063cl). Whenever I boot my computer I get the "grub rescue" screen. ...
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Encrypted drive (full disk encryption) gone after upgrade to 14.04

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I have just done an upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04, then I rebooted the machine and now the drive/partition is gone, so it boots into memtest. The drive was encrypted during ...
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Speeding up boot time

I'm setting up a PC in the living room for Steam Big Picture (a "media center" version of Steam, which can also stream videogames from another computer on the local network). All the computer has to ...
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Windows not booting after boot-repair

My laptop had Ubuntu pre-installed in it. I installed Windows 7 from USB by following the steps from How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? Windows booted fine before I ran ...
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Cant boot up from an external source anymore , please help…(Totally a different sceenario from the usual cases )

Am a Ubuntu user and quiet good with it, have been using it for like a year. I bought a Packard Bell EasyNote TE laptop , which had Windows 8.1 , I then installed Ubuntu 14.04 using the whole HDD, ...
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Having /Boot Partition trouble

I'm trying to switch from Ubuntu to Windows 7, mainly due to compatibility issues. I'm having trouble doing so however. Whenever I start up my computer it says, I have "0 bytes" left in my /boot ...
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Built kernel won't boot, missing AHCI driver?

I need to apply a kernel patch and so I set about building a kernel. First I fetched the source and build dependencies with # apt-get source linux-image-`uname -r` # apt-get build-dep ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will not Boot with AMD RadeonHD 7990 Card

I have been using Ubuntu for a while but not very good in terminal commands or solving issues. I have a problem with booting up when I attach my GPU, where grub freezes to a black screen. If detach ...
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I want to boot directly to my UBUNTU OS without chosing on GRUB menu [duplicate]

Firstly, I have my Vista OS, then I wanna use UBUNTU only, so I install Ubuntu succesfull replace to Vista OS. after that I can't boot to Ubuntu but I still see Boot WIndows menu with ERROR. I tried ...
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message disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present even after trying various options

I have tried the advice here: Puny geek including the last amendments. and here Askubuntu including the advice further down for 14.04 I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on an older system. I just upgraded ...
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Keyboard is not working in GRUB menu

My Laptop key is not working in GRUB menu. I don't have a dual-boot or USB keyboard attached. I have searched : here , here or here but all the options are either for Dual boot system or for ...
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setting of GRUB for two Linux distributions installed to two separate hard disks

I installed a second hard disk to my laptop so that I can test on new Linux distribution without trashing my working one. I did the following: Installed Linux Mint 15 to my first drive sda and use ...
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New install of 14.04 LTS on Macbook Pro (triple boot) won't boot after install

I got my Macbook Pro 2009 to successfully dual boot to Windows 7 and Yosemite. I installed Mint and it wouldn't boot so then I tried Ubuntu LTS. When I boot up and select Ubuntu in Refind, it hangs ...
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Cairo-Dock crashed my Unity desktop, is this possible?

I'm still new to using Ubuntu and learning more and more each day. The other day I formatted my hard drive and wiped the Windows 8 partition (never use it) and re-installed my Ubuntu install to start ...
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I have an Ubuntu option on boot, but Ubuntu is not installed and I want to get rid of it [duplicate]

My laptop originally came with Windows 8, a while back I tried to install Ubuntu, but it didn't work so I just deleted everything. Today I did a factory reset on my laptop because I am going to sell ...
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Problem With Unetbootin (Or, Perhaps, Me)

As I mentioned before, I'm having a lot of stability issues on Lubuntu 13, so I'm trying to upgrade to the alternate install of Lubuntu 14.04, as my computer has about 500MB RAM. I went to ...
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reinstalling boot loader after linux partition removal

The process: I had a Windows 7 partition and an Ubuntu 11.04 partition on the same HDD. (35GB Windows 7, 400GB data, 15GB free for Linux). Windows 7 was installed first, then Ubuntu with GRUB loader. ...
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How To Post a http Form On Boot? Maybe by Running a PHP Script?

I am using Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server. I have a PHP file that contains some script/code that I want to run when I turn my serveron. I want to run this XXXXXX.php file on my server startup before ...
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My ntfs partition appear so many

My Windows 8 is missing in grub after installing a new linux distro (elemetary os), I already have Ubuntu. I booted into liveUSB and ran boot-repair and was Grub fixed, but when I boot into Ubuntu ...
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rc.local won't execute the script

This is my rc.local #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. # ...
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Ubuntu update caused system to freeze on boot at purple screen. Recovery mode fails and brings up BusyBox

I've searched through existing questions, but nothing addresses my problem. My system running Ubuntu 14.04 went through a partial-update a few days ago. Ever since, my system will not boot. It ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 has suddenly failed to boot! [closed]

Yesterday evening, I don't know what happened but my system (Ubuntu 13.10) didn't boot. Since then I tried many times but the same issue as I explain below. See I boot my system. GRUB menu comes; I ...
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Gave Up Waiting For Root Device - Fresh Install 14.04

I am getting the error: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system ...
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Ubuntu stuck at black screen with pink diagonal lines after selecting “Try Ubuntu.” (Update - Still need help)

I'm trying to follow the instructions from this site (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/), but after selecting "Try ...
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grub rescue / move folder

I made a really silly sudo mv /* /some_folder move command on my remote server vm ubuntu 12.04 that moved my boot folder to /home/.../somefolder/boot I can access this folder via a ...
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GRUB repair issue - duplicate Ubuntu and no Windows

I tried to repaid grub via Boot-Repaid and these are the results: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7894957/ Currently I have two Ubuntus listed (but they boot into the same system) and the Windows ...
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My (older) computer has become unbootable except for ubuntu minimal CD - RAID mdadm

I really hope someone can help me out here because my computer has become unbootable, and it holds a RAID-5 data disk Array (mdadm ) which I need to recover. No OS will boot, nor USB, nor DVD, nor ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer does not detect Windows on drive, missing “Install alongside” option [duplicate]

Firstly some information about my computer. I just have a C: drive and a D: drive. My C: drive just has a bunch of programs and my D: drive has all my work. I am running windows 7 and I'm trying to ...
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Why it's dual UEFI Boot Manger For UEFI Ubuntu OS

After installing Ubuntu 64bit UEFI Image with the CSM Disable setting, I have two entries in the boot menu. These two entries show the same name: Ubuntu:XXXXXXX. I can't find any difference between ...
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How to make a portable Kubuntu on external drive (GPT) on UEFI computer?

The problem: after installation Kubuntu on external SSD (Transcend ESD400 512Gb) on UEFI computer I can't use it on another one. I made some attempts but all of them were unsuccessful. My computer: ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu 14.04: initramfs

I am new to StackExchange and hope to soon be new to Ubuntu. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a newly constructed desktop. I first tried to install it via a USB drive, but the computer didn't appear ...
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open startup applications preferences on Lubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a Compaq nc6000 with 768MB of RAM and 80GB hard drive. I want to tweak Lubuntu for faster bootup (because it is slow). I watched a video on youtube, where the ...
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How to choose default output port (boot screen) in a nvidia card?

I have a NVida card and binary drivers. I have my monitor connected at the vga port and the TV at the HDMI port. When the computer boots, the grub menu and sometimes the login screen goes to the TV ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Problem With Windows 7 boot menu

I have asked a question previously here, regarding installing Ubuntu inside Windows 7. But the answer was Ubuntu install inside option is having various errors. So I decided to install Ubuntu along ...
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Cannot load Ubuntu desktop after installing Nvidia driver

I've just installed an Nvidia driver for my Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit. Now I cannot load my desktop, the screen breaks after the login screen. The only thing that works is the console terminal ...