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 14.04 liveusb boot screen graphic errors

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Y500 laptop. It came preinstalled with Windows 8. I want to install it in a separate partition with a USB drive. I have tried both Unetbootin and ...
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DELL Inspiron 5537 hungups during boot

I purchased a Inspiron 5537 with UBUNTU preinstalled. Starting the lap-top, I followed all the instructions for UBUNTU. At the end I decided to accept all the proposed updates in UBUNTU. Now the ...
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GRUB2 not working after installing xubuntu 14.04

I have a vaio laptop and it used to have installed windows 8 and Xubuntu 13.04 in dual boot, everything was working fine. I decided to update my version of xubuntu 14.04 LTS mainly because the ...
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How can I permanently remove the boot option “quiet splash”?

When booting, I'd like to see the kernel output without having to edit the GRUB line on each boot. How can I do that?
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uefi + ubuntu 14.04 on separate hdd

I have win8 installed on ssd1 and want to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS on ssd2 I've run default ubuntu installer using DVD. It finished w/o errors. I try to boot using "boot menu" choosing ssd2 to boot. ...
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Computer will not boot. Black screen with cursor only

I tried to install ubuntu to my toshiba satellite from a created disc. After setting partitions, install took extreme amount of time and then shut down. I now can not boot any operating system. A ...
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Laptop keyboard and touchpad disabled on startup

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Toshiba Satellite L775D laptop. 14.04 is the only operating system installed. I am new to Linux and only barely scratching the surface of doing things in terminal. When ...
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I uninstalled Ubuntu, but UEFI manager still shows two boot options. Is it ok to delete them? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu some time ago, and it went bad. I then uninstalled it, and a few weeks later reinstalled it and it went fine. Later I uninstalled it also because of some problems, and after all of ...
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Can I use same external drive to backup and install new version?

I have an old laptop with sadly out of date 10.04 Lucid on it. The internal drive is partitioned and contains Windows 7, which I never use. Gradually, it's losing functionality, as more software ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get Windows 8 to show up

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7271888/ So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on what used to be Ubuntu 12.04. I am dual booting with Windows 8.1. I haven't been able to access Ubuntu 12.04 since Windows 8.1 did some ...
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Ubuntu installed to USB key, but not recognized as bootable

This is NOT a duplicate of How to install Ubuntu to a USB stick or similar questions. Though there might be bits of helpful information in other questions/answers, my question is not a duplicate, ...
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Using Ubuntu 13.10 aside Windows 8 fast boot

I've been looking around for mounting ntfs partition on Ubuntu with Windows 8 dual boot. I've found that the Fast Boot feature on W8 makes impossible to mount any ntfs in the same system. So, my ...
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How do I permanently install rEFInd onto my mac from Ubuntu (without using mac os)

I deleted my mac os and I had trouble getting my mac to recognize the Ubuntu installer when i pressed the alt key on boot. I had to re-install mac os install refind and then install Ubuntu again when ...
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ctrl+alt+f7 and ctrl+alt+f8 not changing back into the X session!

I have Ubuntu 12.04 lts and I want was opening my pc and after the grub menu, the screen went purple. Ubuntu didn't load after that and the hard drive activity stopped. So I restarted the pc inti ...
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Grub menu won't show up after updating Ubuntu, can boot only into Windows

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Toshiba P55 A5200 and everything was working perfectly. After I updated Ubuntu and installed a few applications GRUB menu won't show up and my computer only ...
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An error occured while mounting /.(also /home)

I've read through related threads but a lot of the suggestions seemed somewhat vague and unhelpful. I re-installed Ubuntu 13.10 yesterday after running into some problems. I set it up to where / ...
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Startup problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop and the only way to get Ubuntu to boot is if I go to boot manager and start it from a UEFI partition called UEFI, if I don't do that I just get a screen ...
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Problems with booting ubuntu after formatting boot partition

I am a new ubuntu user and after accidentally formatting the boot partition I can't get it back to work. Here is some more info: I was trying to format an sd card from the terminal and I accidentally ...
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Upgrade Kernel to 3.8.0-35-generic fails to boot. Missing initrd.img-3.8.0-29-generic

When upgrading to the new kernel 3.8.0-35-generic (12.04 LTS) it doesn't create the initrd.img file and won't boot. I get a Kernel Panic because it's missing the img I tried running sudo ...
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how to customize boot animation in ubuntu 13.04?

I want to change my boot animation into a video instead of ubuntu with 5 dot. Is there any way to do that?
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Removing Grub / Restoring Windows Bootloader [duplicate]

I really need you help because I ran out of solutions. I've installed Ubuntu in a USB pen, and I thought that I could use it just by booting from the USB port whenever I wanted to use Ubuntu. What ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to a blank screen [duplicate]

When I turn on the power button, the monitor gets no signal. So, I try until I can see the boot. Then Out of Range is shown on the screen. I have researched a bit. So, I click the right corner of the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on and External Hard Drive and boot in a Mac

I am trying to install Ubuntu on an external drive and I have tried several ways of partitioning the drive and none have them have allowed me to boot up. The one that is featured in one of the ...
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13.10 won't start after upgrading

(Warning: typed on an iPod touch) I downloaded 13.10 (from 13.04) today as recommended by the software updater. I left it to download for a couple hours (it said at the beginning it should 41 minutes ...
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Set Ubuntu partition back to active and boot with Chameleon

I recently installed OS X (Hackintosh) on my PC on a partion, alongside Windows and Ubuntu. After some try with settings bootloader and other, my Ubuntu partition is no more active. Grub has been ...
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13.10 doesn't boot on Vaio Pro 13

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my new Vaio Pro 13, disabled safe mode, but used UEFI and not legacy mode. I did an encrypted LVM installation and erased the complete SSD. It booted just fine from ...
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grub rescue> error : unknown filesystem

I had a laptop with windows 7 and linux operating systems. but i deleted the drive where linux is installed when operating in windows os. Now i am getting grub rescue> I need to enter the windows os ...
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problem with 13.04 migration to 13.10

System hung while attempting to update from 13.04 to 13.10. When I attempt to reboot I receive the following message: # Filesystem check or mount failure. # A maintenance shell will now be started. # ...
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13.10 Saucy login issues since update from 13.04 - boots in to text mode

I tried updating from 13.04 to 13.10, it upgraded with errors. I'm not sure of the errors it faced while updating. I have Nvidia NVS 300 graphics card. On reboot my system stuck on splash screen. No ...
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What to do about unreadable grub screen

I have been upgrading my Ubuntu, from 10.04 to 12.04 to 12.10 to 13.04 in the past few days with varying degrees of success. One problem that has been constant through every step of the upgrade, ...
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error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I have xubuntu in a computer at the moment, but I want to put Windows 7 on it. So when I try to boot either Windows 7 or Windows XP, I get this error. What is going on? Why do I get Ubuntu error when ...
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Swap drive not turning on when I log in

Recently I added a new 40GB hard drive as swap. I want the swap to be enabled when the computer logs me in. I followed the directions here to make the swap command run on start up. I added ...
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SYSLINUX 4.04 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al

When I boot Ubuntu from my USB Live I get: SYSLINUX 4.04 2011-04-18 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al Burned with LiLo, When I burn with UNETbootin I get: SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 ...
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Error need help /boot/grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod not found

I'm really frustrated! I bought me a new laptop a half year ago, with windows 8 pre-installed. Then I installed Ubuntu 13.04 as a dual boot, but after a short time of using my Laptop, software-center ...
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How to either install Ubuntu correctly without affecting Win 8 or remove it safely?

My PC is HP Pavilion P6-2390. I am a beginer in Ubuntu. So explain it simple and as detailed as possible (with pictures if you can). So here is what I did. Made a Live USB like shown on Ubuntu ...
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After installing Ubuntu Boot screen NO CABLE CONNECTION!

I was using Windows 7. Later, using USB bootable Ubuntu I installed Ubuntu on newly created NEW PARTITION TABLE. Ext4 format. sda1 - Ubuntu / sda2 - Swap base sda3 - Logical drive /data sd4 - ...
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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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Install Ubuntu 13.04 on Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB [duplicate]

Please help me to install Ubuntu 13.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu, after the installation is finished, the system ...
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Linux Grub doesn't show up

Last day I bought a laptop with NVIDIA G105M and Intel Core Duo Inside which has Windows 7 default. As a Linux fan, I wanted to install Ubuntu to my laptop and I plugged in my old live USB (which I ...
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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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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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Just installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7. Unable to boot Ubuntu

When I start my computer, windows 7 boots up as it would usually do before I installed ubuntu. So, it is not giving me an option to boot ubuntu instead of windows. I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8: Windows doesn't boot

I have installed Ubuntu with dual boot to a preinstalled windows 8 on a Lenovo E-135. I disabled fast start in windows 8 before installation and shrank the partition to give place for Ubuntu. All went ...
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tried to update from lucid lynx, now computer won't boot

I don't know much about my computer, I have been trying to get an old custom computer updated. it was running on lucid lynx, I tried to update from the terminal with some 'copy and pasted' 'sudo ...
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Booting Problem with ubuntu 13.04

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 via DVD and everytime i restart, theres just a black screen bith the blinking cursor. I tried updating my video driver, but that did not help. i tried it with ubuntu ...
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How to move Ubuntu 12.04LTS from USB to HDD [closed]

Firstly I'd like to apologize if this sounds like a question already asked but the answers given were of no any help :/ Here's my situation. I bought a USB key with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from Canonical. ...
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changing grub boot order

so i am triple booting Win 7 (yeah i know) Ubuntu and BT5 on my Dell Latitude e4300. it is on a single harddisc with a partition for each of the OS' as usual it is the last installed to be the first ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu from the network?

Is there an easy way to boot ubuntu from network a.k.a. PXE? I would like to setup a PXE server, connect an old laptop (without cdrom nor working usb-boot-option) to the network and boot Ubuntu ...
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Mac boot from Ubuntu installed on a USB drive

I have a USB drive with Ubuntu installed on it (on a Live USB, it actually has Ubuntu installed on it), and it works seamlessly when I try to boot my PC from it. When I try to boot my mac (Mac Book ...
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Wubi install no longer boots

I dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi. I use two partition on the same HDD. My ubuntu partition was starting to run low on memory, so i added 10 GB to it. Now it won't boot into Ubuntu, it ...