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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SYSLINUX: No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found! [duplicate]

I have a USB live key created with Linux Live USB creator. I used all the defaults, and got a standard version of Ubuntu. When I try to boot into it, I get the error above. I went through the rest of ...
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Deleted Ubuntu, then Windows 7 , now Windows is not booting from cd [duplicate]

I installed a dual operating system (Ubuntu 9 and Windows 7). Unknowingly I deleted Ubuntu partition. Then there comes the grub rescue error. After that I again installed Ubuntu from live cd and ...
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Can't boot into GUI after removing Ubuntu Desktop to get pure Lubuntu

I followed the instructions at this site to get pure Lubuntu. Unfortunately, after doing so my computer will no longer boot into the GUI. I'm able to switch over to a terminal just fine, but the GUI ...
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Wary of locked Windows 8 BIOS [duplicate]

I've been looking for a good inexpensive laptop to purchase and throw linux on, but when I was in line to purchase one, the store rep mentioned that its BIOS was locked to Windows 8, and that Linux ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Black screen with nomodeset/xforcevesa/acpi=off

When trying to boot and install Ubuntu 13.04 32 Bit Desktop edition, I am presented with a black screen. I have verified my ISOs md5sum, and have tried multiple flash drives. No combination of ...
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error: no such partion grub rescue>

I have windows 8. I can't get to boot menu and I have formatted partition which had Ubuntu on it. I need to get to windows. Can any one please help using the GRUB prompt as I have tried all other ...
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dual boot of ubuntu and win7

I'm intrested in installing ubuntu 12.04 parallel to windows 7(basic). I read all the posts in the forum about it, installing ubuntu alongside. I am allocating 100 Gb Hard drive space for ubuntu. ...
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grub rescue /deleted ubuntu partition

I accidentally deleted the Ubuntu partition. All I get now is the grub rescue menu and I have a Live Usb from Ubuntu but I cannot do anything with it. I changed the boot device priority from BIOS but ...
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are there any mirrors for boot-repair-disk-64bit.iso?

Trying to recover from a grub error so I'm downloading http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/. Sourceforge is absurdly slow, it's going to take an hour at least to download 500MB. Are there ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on MSI GT60

So I recently bought a MSI GT60 laptop with W8 preinstalled and I want to dual boot with Ubuntu. I've been trying to make a live USB for 13.04 and I have not yet been able to boot into live or ...
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Computer not reconizing ubuntu boot file. Ubuntu 13.04

After trying many times to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto my computer and it not working I gave 1 last shot to the latest software(Being 13.04), and it installed but it wont boot unless I have the install ...
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Dual boot WIndows next to Ubuntu

I have some windows games/programs that won't run using Wine. So I want to install windows next to Ubuntu, without (of course) deleting Ubuntu. I know that Mac has such a thing as Bootcamp, but how ...
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Ubuntu bootable USB not at all detected

I started on a journey to dual boot my Win8 system with Ubuntu 12.04, but I have been hitting with one or the other problem. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Win8 successfully apart from the issue of ...
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How to replace win 7 and keep files without backing them up [duplicate]

completely new to ubuntu, just learned about it a day ago and needed a free OS so decided to check it out. I previously had windows 7 installed on my hdd with two partitions. Windows and essentials ...
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How to make my computer turn on automatically

I want to make my computer to turn back on automatically when it is powered off by some reason. Is this possible ?
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Skip rc.local while booting

I'm running ubuntu-10.04.2-server, accidentally somebody put command "reboot" on rc.local, so when i started ubuntu it always restarting, can i force ubuntu to not load rc.local? thank you
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Black Screen at boot After changing Nvidia Driver

2 days ego i updated my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to latest updates but i ignored Grub Updating because I thought it will clear my grub settings (I'm so noob!). After restart every things was right, the Ubuntu ...
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How to upgrade to Windows 8 with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS already there in Dual Boot Settings

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 SE laptop which came with Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. I followed these links to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in dual boot configuration : ...
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Windows 8 boot from grub broken after apt-get upgrade

I have been running Windows 8 on a different partition, alongside Ubuntu 12.04, working fine. After running sudo apt-get upgrade the Windows 8 partition can't boot. I can still see Windows 8 (on ...
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How to get Lubuntu to autorun the Minecraft server script on boot?

Today I am trying to make my server but i have problems when I try to autorun my script. I have followed this tutorial: http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Tutorials/Server_startup_script and the ...
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GRUB (or rather BURG) takes 30 seconds to load

I installed a new drive today in my old computer. I'm running Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 using BURG as my bootloader. On my old drive grub/burg would load up instantly. However, now that I've replaced ...
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Bootloader not working

With not apperant reason when I booted my computed today I got to a Grub command line screen. As far as I read it seems that the grub might been defected. I've downloaded the Ubuntu live CD and ran ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not booting after clean installation

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.04 but it doesnt boot (I'm using "try ubuntu" option). I downloaded the iso that corresponds to my computer (amd x64) and I made a USB device bootable using the ...
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How to use bootable usb on an ubuntu machine

Let me clarify. My machine had Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. Well it crashed and now I'm burning the 32-bit version (yes I'm sure my machine is 32-bit) of 13.04 iso onto my flash drive, using a windows vista ...
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Windows xp machine is password protected

Somebody gave me a very old HP Omnibook 500 laptop with Windows XP Professional on it. It was a corporate PC from HP and it was given to me by a former executive of the company. But he doesn't ...
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New Windows 8 branded computer, fresh Ubuntu installation [duplicate]

I bought a new computer with the Windows 8 so I tried installing Ubuntu 13.04. However when installation is finished and you get the final "remove cd and hit enter" part of the installation, that's ...
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Ubuntu starting from live CD, flashing screen? [duplicate]

I got SICK AND TIRED of Windows 8, so I decided I was gonna install Ubuntu. I burned 12.04 LTS to a disc, but it just stayed there with a black screen. Sometimes I'd get lucky and have a flashing ...
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Failed to boot Window 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04: invalid EFI file path

I just installed Ubuntu alongside window 7 by following the instructions on the internet . I can use Ubuntu successfully. But I failed to boot Window 7. I got this error: invalid EFI file path. I ...
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Non Bootable system -> Ubuntu is installed fine but it doesn't boot!? [closed]

I have a Dell Dimension 3000 and I am trying to make it a web server. I have tried installing the Ubuntu server 13.04 and Ubuntu Desktop 13.04. I have had no luck. The only thing that works is the ...
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GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” - usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: Not found

I just got over with installing Ubuntu 13.04 on my Asus laptop from a USB stick. After the installation finished and the computer restarted, it started up with a GRUB: invalid arch independent ELF ...
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Is my Laptop compatible for a dual boot? [duplicate]

I have an asus laptop, windows 8 is the current OS. I am trying to install ubuntu as a dual boot, so far I have tried downloading it from the ubuntu website however a message error showed when I tried ...
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Problem booting (Ubuntu/Windows 8)

Here's the problem (suddenly appeared). I turn on my pc tries to boot... The underscore blinks for some time, screen goes black and starts over again. Goes on for some time and after a while i get: ...
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Installed ubuntu 13.04. Later format windows 7 from recovery partition

tried formatting windows 7 from recovery partition - it needs to reboot several times in this process. but after the first im now im stuck on "error: no such partition. grub rescue" worst yet: im ...
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Booting from SD

Attempting to boot from a 16GB SDHC card on an HP ProBook 4530s. Used universal USB installer (pendrive) supplied via link from ubuntu.com to create the bootable drive. In the start up menu, I choose ...
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Dual boot menu with Ubuntu and Windows 8 not showing up

I know a lot of posts have been written, and I had read most of them when I encountered the problem. None of them solved the problem. I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 on top of Windows 8. ...
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Installation of Windows OS via GParted Live CD

I just burned the GParted Live on CD to start the installation of Windows on IBM laptop operating on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. What are the elementary basics to boot CD on laptop? For example, what is the ...
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How to resolve error 'hal.dll missing or damaged' during Ubuntu boot?

I think this might be a Windows problem. I cannot start (boot to) Ubuntu 12.04. When I try do ing so, I get a message like so: windows\system32\hal.dll is missing or damaged. That hall.dll ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installed via Wubi failed to boot problem

I downloaded the Ubuntu ISO file from the internet and I mounted the ISO image via daemon tool and ran the wubi.exe to install Ubuntu on a newly partitioned hard drive in Windows 7. It installed ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after installation

I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop which currently has Windows 7 installed on it as well. Somehow when I first rebooted my laptop after installation, it seemed like it failed to boot. After that ...
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system not loading after installing NVIDIA graphic card driver

After an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 official driver installation I can't see the login screen. I only see a blinking "_" in the top, left corner of a black screen. But I can't type anything. I also can't ...
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13.04 on Macbook Air 2011 - Ran update and now boots into osx recovery

Recently I wiped OS X completely from my Macbook Air and installed Ubuntu 13.04 alone. This worked great because it even booted automatically into Ubuntu without needing to hold any keys. Today, I ...
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Open Ubuntu DIrectory In WIndows?

My Ubuntu has a problem with /etc/rc.local , because of it , my Ubuntu won't boot to desktop . So I want to remove some entries in rc.local on Windows , how can I do it ? Thanks . (I think I can't ...
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GRUB RESCUE Limbo… with a twist?

gang. I am in a bit of a pickle. I can only boot into GRUB RESCUE, even if I attempt to boot from a USB stick. And: All the commands I have tried in GRUB RESCUE (i.e. "help" "halt" "reboot" "insmod" ...
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Ubuntu not showing up in boot menu

I've recently installed Ubuntu on a Sony laptop that already has Win 8 on it. After googling all the possible ways to fix the problem, the laptop is still directly booting into Win 8. I've already ...
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ubuntu 12.04 cant boot with kernel 3.2.0-49 and 3.2.0-51 [duplicate]

I am now using ubuntu12.04 with kernel 3.2.0-48. Where can i find some logs which will help me to find the reason? sorry for my poor english.
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Need to boot kernel

Ok, I have no idea what I'm doing, and I'm a total newbie with the Ubuntu kernel and grub and whatnot. Right now, I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on an external drive, and am trying to get it to boot on ...
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Installing Ubuntu in a external hard drive and NOT placing GRUB of my C: hard drive

what I want to do is this. I have an external hard disk drive, a SEAGATE expansion 1TB, you can take it a look here: ...
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Boot from USB fail, Ubuntu 12.04

I created a live USB of windows 7 with unetbootin. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Lenovo z580 intel core i7 with 8gb ram. My computer won't boot from USB. USB is first in the boot order. My ...
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Black screen after boot, but mouse is still responsive

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on a desktop I built myself, and I've been having an issue for a few weeks now. I installed an update for my system a while ago, and when I restarted, it would log me in, and ...
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Temporarily reboot into Windows while suspending Ubuntu

Is it possible reboot into Windows while suspending (or hibernating) Ubuntu, as opposed to choosing Shut Down, followed by Restart, if I have dual boot? More precisely, I would like to be able to ...