Questions about the bootup process in Ubuntu. Use this tag if you have trouble booting Ubuntu or you have questions about the bootup process.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

2
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I boot directly to Ubuntu after removing Windows from a dual boot?

I just removed windows from my laptop completely. I will install it on virtual box. My question is now, how and from where do I edit the boot options to boot directly in Ubuntu after I open my laptop ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Can I have two distros on the same partition using btrfs?

I'm using btrfs successfully and have luckily separate home and system partitions. Using Ubuntu 13.10 and wanting to test 14.04, how can I do this using the btrfs file system? The system has an EFI ...
2
votes
1answer
431 views

Uninstall OS running in dual boot [duplicate]

Supposing I have two Linux distributions, in dual boot (the GRUB menu appears and ask me what to choose): Ubuntu 14.04 elementary OS Adding a new one is very simple: just insert the installation ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS hangs (all black) before showing login screen

Attracted by the open-source philosophy and the idea of a free system from the people for the people I decided to throw away my Window 7 and replace it with Ubuntu 12.04 (I even bought it, just to ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Does the CONCURRENCY=shell tweak work in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do newer Ubuntu releases benefit from multicore processors at boot time? I have a multi-core processor, so I just thought I'd make use of this tweak. But before I do tweak ...
2
votes
1answer
21k views

GNU GRUB Version 2.02 beta 2-9 while booting from USB

I attempted to install the latest version of Linux Ubuntu Studio, with previously installed Ubuntu 14.04. Installation procedure went fine, it was only at the finish, when something collapsed, I ...
2
votes
1answer
14k views

Ubuntu 13.04 won't boot after grub

I ran into a problem with Ubuntu 13.04. I installed it without any problems. When I reboot my machine it hangs on a black screen with a blinking cursor after grub. I tried recovery mode as well ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How to enter the terminal from the boot manager?

I have been using the Twinview dual monitor setup and recently had to take my laptop with me on a trip, and I foolishly disconnected it without changing anything in nvidia-settings. Now, I can't log ...
2
votes
1answer
146 views

Fail message during boot. Can I delay boot or how do I solve it?

I have a red boot message with error during boot, but I cant figure out what is it. I can see it says FAIL and thats all, It boots too fast ;) I have tried to look in syslog and dmesg | grep fail/...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

System doesn't boot anymore. Error: file initrd.img-3.11.0-20-generic not found

By mistake the file initrd.img-3.11.0-20-generic has been deleted in directory /boot. Now the system doesn't boot anymore. Is there a possibility to restore initrd.img-3.11.0-20-generic? Output of ...
2
votes
1answer
426 views

Windows 8 not recognised when installing Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I recently got a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I would also like to run Linux, but I do not want to remove Windows, as many of the programs I use for school are only Windows-...
2
votes
6answers
27k views

How can I create a bootable iso from an extracted Ubuntu 13.04 iso?

I have an extracted copy of Ubuntu 13.04 iso (live CD), but if I burn it directly it will not boot. Is there any way to create a bootable iso so that I can burn it to a DVD or USB flash drive? I ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

After GRUB loads linux: No init found

When I start Ubuntu from the grub, I get a strange message, and a medieval prompt as: No init found Busybox v1.15.3(ubuntu 1.1.15 3-ubuntu5) built in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of commands ...
2
votes
1answer
403 views

Where can I find information or description of the boot up process?

I am looking for links to detailed information on how the ubuntu boot process is managed after grub is finished. I have googled by all the documentation referes to individual packages. (upstart, ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Unable to Boot: error couldn't read file

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an IBM Thinkpad T41. Up until Linux 3.2.0-30 generic everything was working fine. I accept all the software update. With 3.2.0-31 generic the machine freezes ...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

Ubuntu 3.11.0-15 (on machine with NVidia) - can boot from USB drive - not hard-drive

In trying to install nvidia drivers a number of times I end up corrupting my install of Ubuntu to the point where it won't boot. I end up with the messages: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints ...
2
votes
1answer
644 views

Can Ubuntu 14.04 use encrypted swap without resorting to unofficial hacks?

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, I get this error message during boot the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present and the swap partition is never activated. From ...
2
votes
0answers
484 views

dmesg - how to make boot sequence faster

My system used to boot pretty fast when I first installed ubuntu almost one year ago, but now takes a lot more. I used dmesg to see if I could find anything and there seems to be a 35 second gap ...
2
votes
1answer
217 views

Which Ubuntu ISO should I burn for my system?

When I am downloading Ubuntu to burn it and install on a partition, I keep getting the amd version (ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso). I don't have an amd processor but I have intel i7 3740QM. On the ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

not able to create boot partition in grub after resizing ubuntu partition

I booted from the live cd so that I could increase disk space and swap space of my ubuntu partition. Earlier I have windows partition as well but I deleted it and gave space to my ubuntu partition. ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

error symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found

My dual boot Ubuntu/Windows installation on a Samsung Series 7 laptop is suddenly broken, I do not know why. I have not made an update, and the laptop was not even connected to the internet when it ...
2
votes
1answer
568 views

Asks password when trying to install Boot-Repair

I'm trying to install Boot-Repair directly from Lubuntu, but after typing the line "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair" in the terminal (as suggested here: https://help.ubuntu.com/...
2
votes
3answers
7k views

Permanent GRUB edit from RO to RW

I recently installed the latest version of UBUNTU onto my laptop and having a slight issue during boot-up. During boot up I get the following error: Serious errors were found while checking the ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

First Boot Not Happening [ 7.471657] Adding 4041724k swap on /dev/sda7 Priority :-1 extents: 1 across :4041724k FS

I have been trying to get Ubuntu up and running in dual boot, this is the first time I have tried to install linux. Everything was going well with the install, the progress bar had reached the end of ...
2
votes
0answers
99 views

Is FSCK on boot disabled in 14.04.2?

I have a few different installations of 14.04 server, all 32 bit, mostly kept updated, so I feel confident to say that they're at 14.04.2. One server is on a clients site, and doesn't get updated as ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Can't dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8.1

I know this isn't the first time anyone has asked this question , I have looked around but that didn't solve my problem. I recently purchased Toshiba c-50a , with preinstalled Windows 8.1. When I ...
2
votes
2answers
65 views

How can I redetect swap partition after formating to enable hibernation

I had this setup working on my laptop: /dev/sda1 (ext4) / /dev/sda2 (ext4) /home /dev/sda3 swap partition /dev/sda4 (ntfs) /media/windows After getting sick of windows, I removed the last partition....
2
votes
4answers
10k views

Missing firmware error on Lubuntu 12.04 LiveCD: b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file “b43/ucode5.fw” not found

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 12.04 LTS on my iBook G4 as the OS X 10.4.11 really isn't all that great. I originally tried to use the minimal CD, but that failed as you can see by my question here: ...
2
votes
3answers
960 views

How do I prevent my computer from going straight to Windows?

I bought a Lenovo B570 laptop today, and one of the first things I did was burn an Oneiric LiveCD and install it. This was more trouble than I expected. It didn't automatically load to the CD when I ...
2
votes
1answer
397 views

Why does systemd boot so much slower than upstart

Recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.04 and immediately noticed my boot times went from 10-20 seconds all the way up to 120 seconds. Can confirm that systemd is at least part of the problem, because if ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Unable to log in and unable to reset the password [duplicate]

I was reading some blog and I found that I can manually start GUI by issuing this command sudo startx, so I did that. I did it in the terminal with the GUI already running. Now I'm unable to login to ...
2
votes
2answers
499 views

Boot menu does not offer choice between Ubuntu and Windows

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop in Local Drive D as Local drive C was already having Windows Xp. I chose something else while installing Ubuntu and formatted with ext3 and chose use as '/'. But ...
2
votes
1answer
8k views

Intermittently Won't Boot - Black Screen With Blinking Cursor - 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have a fresh install of Ubuntu on my laptop. This MAY be a duplicate question, by my situation ...
2
votes
2answers
275 views

/boot is using 98% of 227mb

I've been searching here and have a very similar problem to another post at (How do I free up more space in /boot?) The problem I'm getting is when I try the solution. For example: sudo apt-get ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

Having problems booting my Lenovo laptop

I reported a bug on this issue and have had zero response http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2-signed/+bug/1474342 The problem is that I can no longer turn on my laptop and expect it to ...
1
vote
1answer
156 views

Crash when booting system error no wubildr

erorr no wubildr then boot with red pix-elated screen after i log in it freezes and lines of code pop up. I think it may be a hex dump. what do I do? I have a fx 4100 and a radeon 6670 graphics card.
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Ubuntu USB startup disk doesn't boot

I've been wanting to try out Kubuntu and Kubuntu Mobile Phone Preview, so i've created a usb startup disk (two rather) as usual. But it doesn't boot: These are the kernel messages I get. At the ...
1
vote
1answer
866 views

Cannot boot liveCD on AMD Geode LX800

When trying to boot from the liveCD (Ubuntu 11.10 i386 Desktop) After a long wait I get stopped at BusyBox. Running exit from BusyBox exits, then errors, then reloads BusyBox. This is the error: ...
1
vote
2answers
148 views

Windows 10 update removed boot?

I have been running Ubuntu alongside windows 10, but a recent update removed the grub loader. I tried using Boot Repair as suggest by this post: grub rescue> during windows 10 update But it's ...
1
vote
3answers
195 views

Live CD works great, but installed drops to INITRAMFS, kubuntu 16.04 LTS, XFCE

good afternoon, i recently swapped from Mint to Kubuntu with XFCE. the Live CD (actually a thumb drive) worked fine, so i went forward with the installation. on boot, i get dropped to initramfs, ...
1
vote
1answer
119 views

How stable/efficient is booting from a USB Stick?

I would like to not only install an Ubuntu edition from a USB, but keep the OS on the USB drive all the time. The idea is to have my private OS on my work laptop. This OS will be run only on this very ...
1
vote
1answer
565 views

Creating ubuntu 14.04 boot into external hard drive

I've tried to use rufus software to create Ubuntu 14.04 boot into external hard drive but rufus cannot recognize external hard drive as USB flash drives. Is there a proper way or software to create ...
1
vote
2answers
434 views

Ubuntu EFI boot problem - Dell Inspiron 13-7359

After a clean install (pre-installed Win 10 removed) of Ubuntu 14.04.4 on Dell Inspiron 13-7359 I am not able to boot the OS in "Secure mode". What was done: First installed standalone Ubuntu 15....
1
vote
1answer
10k views

Can't boot --> PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM [closed]

Question: I recently installed Xen (paravirtualization) on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. Ubuntu 12.04 worked excellently before, but afterwards, the trouble started. The laptop crashed every time I ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

Authentication Failure on the first Ubuntu boot from my USB?

I have a old HP compaq computer. My windows XP on that computer has corrupted, so I decided to install Ubuntu on it. I used the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfEbsf06IwU I download ...
1
vote
2answers
397 views

How to create bootable ISO from an installed OS?

Say I have two systems A and B. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on system A and need same set of settings in system B, for which I am thinking to make a bootable iso from System A(creating as a backup)....
1
vote
1answer
109 views

My machine runs Ubuntu Desktop 15.04 and I want to separately run Ubuntu from an external encrypted hard drive

I need to create an isolated setup, without knowing too much about how that might be achieved by other more technical means. This setup never goes online (the wireless adapter is unplugged) and ...
1
vote
1answer
153 views

Problem with Installing Ubuntu 15.10 on MSI

I have MSI ge60 2pe. I am facing big problem,whenever I try to boot USB it is obviously showing me options such as "try without installation" etc. However whenever I choose to install or try without ...
1
vote
2answers
8k views

Unable to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 due to UEFI firmware error

I have recently bought a new ASUS laptop which has Windows 10. Now I need to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows. I have done this before with my other laptops. However, now when i try to install ...
1
vote
1answer
893 views

Unable to run Ubuntu on a MSI laptop without disabling ACPI

I own a MSI GP62 6QE-260XFR, which is a laptop featuring an i5-6300HQ CPU and a GTX 950M graphics card, sold without OS. I've installed Windows 10 on a partition. It works just fine. My problem is ...