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, ElementaryOS and Windows Grub Broken

The other day, I decided that, in addition to Ubuntu, I'd like to try ElementaryOS. So, I made another partition, and installed on that partition (sda5). In the installer, there was a box that said to ...
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Installer of 14.04.1 LTS doesn't recognize Windows 7

I have Windows 7 on my PC but I'm kinda sick of it so I wanted to install Ubuntu. But I have many programs and stuff in W7 that I need so I want to dual boot. But when I'm booting the Ubuntu from my ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 booting problem

Recently I upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04. After booting from boot loader for the first time, the screen goes black and nothing happens. When I restart it again, a screen prompts which shows Unable ...
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How can I choose Ubuntu on my window 8.1 dual boot computer

I installed successfully Ubuntu 14.10 on my window 8.1 as dual boot but I can't choose which OS will boot at the startup. Now I have to go to boot option and need to choose the partition, Ubuntu to ...
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drive not working in clean ubuntu 14.04.1

I have installed ubuntu clean ubuntu 14.04.1. ubuntu made a default drive having mountpoint '/' in ex4 partion and a swap. i have deleted that both drive and again created a extra dive as in windows(d:...
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Unable to Resize NTFS Partition

I am having a difficult time recovering from a HD failure. Essentially my SSD drive I was using to run Windows 7 for gaming has gone completely haywire. I am trying to resize an NTFS partition on a ...
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Ubuntu live usb freezes at startup

I am using an ASUS computer, and when I use my usb stick I see the grub bootloader. But the moment when I click "try ubuntu" the ubuntu splash logo freezes after a while at the third point (always). ...
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Cant boot after cancelling MiniTool Partition Wizard

I wanted to resize the windows partition using gparted but it wont work, so i used Mini Tool Partition wizard. After first step was made it started to wipe an unallocated space (my wrong) so i ...
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I want to install Ubuntu on a different Hard Disk Drive, will i be able to dual boot Window 7 and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a spare Hard Drive Disk on my computer, I was wondering if I be able to use Ubuntu and be able to boot Window 7 when I want to or I do I have to do something in order for that to happen? I don'...
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Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path

Im trying to boot ubuntu 14.10-server-i386 in a pendrive. But im getting this error when boot from pendrive. Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path What does it mean? How to ...
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Ubuntu Installer does not recognize existing partitions

History of my laptop: Acer E1-572 with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I then dual booted with ubuntu without any problems. Then I came across a booting problem which I resolved by reinstalling ubuntu over ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after install on ssd

Last week I bought new Acer Laptop which came with a pre-installed Windows 8.1. I replaced the factory 500GB HDD for a Crucial MX100 256GB SSD, after which I used a bootable USB device to install ...
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 over 12.04, it boots straight to Ubuntu

even though I have windows 8.1 installed on separate partition. how can I boot to windows, or preferably, how can I be able to choose which OS to boot via grub? Lenovo Y580 EDIT: i wasn't updating ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Windows 7, cannot boot into Windows

I have spent a day trying every suggestion I can find and using the ArchWiki tutorial. No luck. Here's the situation: I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on /dev/sdb (installed first). I have Windows 7 ...
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Ubuntu Windows Dual boot on the same drive problem [duplicate]

Here's what I did I have an SSD and regular hard drive I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on SSD and Windows on the regular hard drive everything is in harmony Then created another partition on the SSD and ...
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I was not successful in installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Dell Ubuntu-supported laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Dell Ubuntu-supported laptop, which has an Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2955U processor @ 1.4Ghz and 2GB RAM, but I did not succeed. What it told me is an attempt to ...
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Gave up waiting for root device ubuntu 14.10

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 (kernel v3.16.0-23) I am new to Linux environment and learning how to compile-install-boot new kernel image. I downloaded kernel 3.17.2. Compiled and built the ...
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failed to execute '/bin/eject'

Recently we failed in searching campaign for a Modem Manager for my ZTE USB modem in Ubuntu 14.04 and since then, I am getting, in my Ubuntu starting messages (probably boot scripts), a bunch of ...
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Re-installing ubuntu to format my dual-boot system configuration?

I decided to try out the new windows 8 (then 8.1) when buying a new computer to be able to run microsoft software cleanly. I still installed ubuntu as a dual-boot system (splitting my drive's space 50/...
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How Do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Portege z935 Using Something Else?

How do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Portege z935 Using Something Else?
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Is it possible to install Linux as a standalone OS with a UEFI system that came preinstalled with Windows 8?

I've tried installing Ubuntu several times as a standalone OS on my Toshiba Portege z935 which has a UEFI Bios and came pre-installed with windows 8 and it does not work. Is it really only possible to ...
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Can linux-lowlatency be used with UEFI secure boot?

I am using the linux-lowlatency package as my main kernel (as the generic kernel produces horrible lags while playing audio to my bluetooth speakers). I regularly find that my /boot partition is full,...
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I can not boot directly into Text Mode in 14.10

I want my Ubuntu 14.10 system to boot directly into command line, so I changed the grub file in (/etc/default/grub) like this : (#)GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet” GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”text” ...
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Trying to boot from USB “Scanning disc for index files…”

I'm trying to boot an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS USB stick, and it seems it will never enter the Desktop. I'm stuck on the bootscreen, and here are the lines when I press "ESC" : stdin: Not a typewriter ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu from Acer C720 shell

I'm no longer able to boot Ubuntu from my Acer chromebook. I would be very grateful for any help. I get the following messages in the Shell: crosh> shell chronos@localhost / $ sudo startxfce4 ...
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14.10 Live CD black screen

First, the CD (64Bit) is alright, tried on another computer and is working. Booting Live CD. choose Language (OK) Choose Keyboard-layout (OK) When I go further, a black screen appears, ...
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Can't boot into UBUNTU, after Yosemite install

I have posted on here as a last resort as I have searched for a solution and haven't been able to find one. I recently installed OS X Yosemite on my mac. Since then I have not been able to gain ...
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I have a blank screen after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, to Ubuntu 14.10. When I start my computer, I have a blank screen. If I plugin my laptop to my TV, at first only the TV turns on, but the login screen shows up on my ...
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An error-message pops up very short at startup and disappear. Where can I read it?

Very easy for non computer/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS peasants, but I think the message provide some help,
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Ubuntu didn't install boot menu!

I installed Ubuntu on a netbook from a usb flash drive but after the restart there is no grub menu and just Windows starts. How to add the boot menu for ubuntu? The netbook doesn't have a cd but I can ...
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How do I customize GRUB to choose enter the text mode or enter the graphical mode

How do I customize GRUB so every time booting I could choose whether I want to boot into text mode or boot into graphical mode. I have try to edit /etc/default/grub and change ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu dual boot, can't choose windows 8.1

http://paste.ubuntu.com/8732930/ So I have the following setup 1TB Seagate HDD -sda 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD -sdb I had Three partitions on the HDD One for OS, another for Games and last for ...
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Ubuntu has been blocked by the current security policy

I have upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. On the beginning, I had some troubles entering my laptop, but after 2-3 reboots it got working. Anyway, I have used my new 14.04 version fine, and since ...
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Restore EFI System Partition to state before installing Ubuntu

I found this thread that says how to delete GRUB2 Uninstalling GRUB from UEFI laptop But I'm not sure if it applies to me or if I'm doing the things correctly, I'll attach a few screenshots about the ...
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Cannot boot into Refit (to choose Ubuntu) on Mac after Yosemite Upgrade

I do yosemite upgrade on MacBook Pro (13 inchi, mid 2012 model). After upgrade it, I cannot boot into refit, no OS option available, just boot into Mac OSX yosemite directly. I tried to reinstal ...
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command not running in rc.local but works in terminal

My entire rc.local file #!/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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Text Ubuntu logo on boot

I recently updated my graphics card and drivers on my machine, however, after the successful upgrade, I found that the traditional Ubuntu logo had been replaced with a text logo in a console-like ...
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LVM VG is not activated during system boot

Since upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, one of my VGs doesn't come online when the system boots up, and unfortunately, this VG has my root FS, thus I'm dropped to the initrd BusyBox prompt. ...
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Install to Intel NUC with onBoard 4GB eMMC

I'm just trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 onto an Intel NUC which has onboard 4GB eMMC storage and no other drives attached (Intel NUC Kit DE3815TYKHE). I've managed to get a working model for a CentOS ...
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Install mini.iso to 80 GB PATA drive

I booted from the mini.iso and installed all files to the drive. Then Grub2 complains that the system disk is invalid and asks me to remove the floppy. The boot flag for the partition is on. Is PATA ...
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Xubuntu 14:10 reboot problem

I'm running a HP 255 laptop. I was happily running Xubuntu 14.04 on it and this morning accepted the upgrade to 14.10. All went well. I rebooted and have been unsing 14.10 all day. However, I ...
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Determine boot disk

I installed a second disk for my system. It´s and old but usable ext3 formatted disk which includes Ubuntu. I want to reformat this drive but before doing so (via command line) I want to be sure that ...
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Problem upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

I just bought a new laptop which came with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I had read a little about Ubuntu in school and was excited to try it out, but I soon found that my previous knowledge was highly wanting. ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu/Windows on two separate hard drives

I have just installed Ubuntu on a hard disk and windows 8.1 on another hard disk. How to make dual boot when pc starts ? As I have mentioned, they are not on different partitions, they are on ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 booting problems - no login screen

I updated my Ubuntu Version to 14.10 and cannot boot anymore. The Ubuntu loading screen still appears but afterwards I just get the cursor in the upper left and the rest of the window is totally black....
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Robot running Linux is slow to boot

I'm working with a robotic platform (for use in the RoboCup competition) and we run Ubuntu Server 13.10. It's critical during matches that our robots are able to boot as quickly as possible. What's ...
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Blank screen on TTY7 after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I upgraded my 14.04 to 14.10 via "sudo do-release-upgrade" without strange messages. After rebooting and entering the password for the encrypted system partition in the graphical form, TTY7 keeps ...
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Problem booting Kubuntu

So I installed Kubuntu the day before yesterday but when I start my laptop it boots right into Windows. This is how I installed Kubuntu: I downloaded the Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4 release from the ...
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Can I install Ubuntu over Win 8 without disabling UEFI? [closed]

I own a Fujitsu Lifebook laptop with Win8 preinstalled. I want to install Ubuntu wiping Win8; however the BIOS is behind an unknown password, preventing me from disabling UEFI. When I run the Ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu on Laptop without affecting windows bootloader

Ok. I am a Linux user but I purchased a laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed... LAPTOP INFOS: Lenovo G50 64-bit Intel i5 processor 4GB of RAM Supports USB 3.0 I wanna install Ubuntu 14.10 on a ...