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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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 ...
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No boot loader option after install [duplicate]

Hello I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS to dual boot with Windows 7. So far I manage to install the Ubuntu and upon reboot no boot loader option to select the OS I want to load. Here is my ...
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This computer currently has no detected operating systems (no UEFI)

I am trying to install Ubuntu in a laptop with Windows 8.1, but after launching from a USB, I obtain the message “This computer currently has no detected operating systems”. I’ve seen a lot of similar ...
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Booting to black screen ubuntu 14.04.2

Please Help. When I boot up I just get a black screen that never goes away. I tried booting ubuntu in recovery mode and it said: display adapter :[FAIL] ( something like that show up). It could be ...
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Why should I partition my disk for Ubuntu 14.04?

So I am a new user of Linux Ubuntu 14.04 and I was wondering if its really necessary to partition my HDD. Is my boot up gonna be faster if I do partition it or is it just good practices to do it.
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Cannot boot from USB with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

Tried to boot live USB with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. After selecting boot from USB and selecting Install Ubuntu it then goes back to the motherboard splash screen. Pressing F12 to select boot menu and ...
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Cannot start Ubuntu: shows endlessly Ubuntu logo

I can't start my computer anymore (nothing changed). It shows the Ubuntu-logo with the five white dots becoming red and white again, endlessly. No error, no login screen. Anybody any idea how to ...
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Dual boot but only Windows boots

So I just made a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and then Ubuntu 14.04.1. The problem is, that I can't make GRUB as the main boot option, it is not listed in BIOS so my computer just loads into Windows. ...
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0xc000000f error when starting Windows from Grub

Recently I corrected the dual boot by re-installing the grub bootloader. I did that by first adding an entry pointing to Linux in easyBCD settings. Then, when I restarted the computer it showed ...
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Ubuntu installation not found by update-grub

This is a different case than the other questions about this topic, none of which helped solve this one. I have two disks (I'll call them disk 1 and disk 2), each with its own GRUB. Both disks boot ...
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Is it possible to create a start up disk for 14.04 LTS via Windows 7? My Ubuntu o/s has crashed

I have "messed up" my system and when I boot up I get a blank screen which asks for my keyring login password. When I enter the password the screen goes completely blank and nothing further happens. I ...
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Unable to boot after installing systemd-services and changing the init parameter on boot

I tried two different methods but could not install systemd 1st method from here, 2nd method from here Confirmation that systemd is not installed: edward@computer:~$ file /lib/systemd/systemd ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 boot takes ESC to give encryption passphrase prompt

Need help getting a friend's Acer Aspire 5560 (2048 MB, 500 GB, Radeon graphics using 512 MB of board RAM) up and running. Crunchbang got corrupted (or hard drive had a nasty event), used ...
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Realtek ALC662 rev3 speaker problem

I have a strange problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and the Speaker of a particular PC (all-in-one, builtin speaker). cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec Codec: Realtek ALC662 rev3 Codec: Intel ...
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I think I accidentally removed the current linux kernel when trying to free up space in /boot

Sorry for being a bit long-winded, but I am not sure what has happened so I'll try to state what has happened as completely as possible. I am currently logged in to the system and it's running. It is ...
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HP UEFI doesn't boot Ubuntu automatically

I own a HP ProBook, which came with SLED11 preinstalled, and on which I has Trusty installed (NO Dual boot). UEFI wasn't enabled. Now I bought a SSD and built it into the laptop. As I read that using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boot problem on DELL Inspiron 5150 [duplicate]

I acquired the DELL running XP Pro sp3. It was very slow to boot, and didn't perform well with my wireless network. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba and it works wonderfully well, so I thought I ...
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New to Ubuntu grub recovery help!

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu and linux. I installed Ubuntu side by side to Windows 7 on my PC. I used the same install disk for my two PCs. On my 1st PC everything is working good! Second PC I sometimes get ...
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How to Find Command Line before Boot-Up

Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine for a few weeks after installation, detecting USB wireless Microsoft all-in-one keyboard/touchpad. Then it stopped, at least after boot-up. Keys work before boot-up to ...
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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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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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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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Can no longer boot into Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 7

I had installed Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 7 (2013), and all was working reasonably well. I believe I clicked on something to upgrade the system, and then it no longer booted -- just get a small ...
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GRUB2: black screen when booting Windows

I know this might be a duplicate, but I've read a lot of threads about this and none pointed me to the solution. When loading GRUB2 I have a black screen (with static white cursor on the upper left) ...
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Slow Boot Times — “gave up waiting for root device” error

I just installed Ubuntu this past Sunday. This afternoon after my laptop battery was drained, I plugged it in and started to boot into Ubuntu (I have a dual-boot setup along with Windows 8.1). I was ...
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ubuntu unknow partition cannot mount or update grub

After a power failure, I had the following error: error: unknown filesystem grub rescue> I ran the ubuntu repair using a live usb. The log can be found here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8464735/ After ...
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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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laptop restarting itself during ubuntu install (HELP?!)

I hope somebody can help me with my problem. Im trying to fix a laptop (Acer Travelmate 2350) for a friend after he got the blue screen of death running XP. Ive tried to install various different ...
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Ubuntu live USB shows blinking cursor on boot [duplicate]

I decided to switch from Windows to Ubuntu finally, but I experience a booting problem. I'm crating a live USB, restart PC and try to boot from USB. When I select to boot from USB, after that I am ...
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Can't access keyboard in boot menu after update to Ubuntu 14.0.1, laptop keyboard, trackpad, network not working

I've just updated my system from the command line. There after the system went into black screen. I got a login screen after several reboots but am only able to use the keyboard to login after ...
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Booting from a USB on a PC Syslinux Boot Promt

I have a corrupted version of Windows 7 on my PC so I can't boot up anymore. I have all my data saved on a SSD so im not loosing anything. I thought this would be the perfect time to try Ubuntu. I ...
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Unable to update ubuntu applications because there is not enough space on /boot

I am unable to update ubuntu because there is not enough space on /boot. Some googling has shown a lot of people have this issue but the reason for /boot being full is different for everyone and ...
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No option to install Lubuntu from USB on a Ubuntu system

I have a netbook (Asus eee PC 1001P) running Ubuntu 13.10. I want to install Lubuntu 14.04 on it. I downloaded the Lubuntu ISO and used Unetbootin (on my newer laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04) to create ...
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/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found in grub rescue [duplicate]

I dun goofed. So I have an old macbook pro and I wanted to wipe it clean and install Linux on it. In the process of doing so, I completely removed Mac OS X which I was okay with, but the Linux ...
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How do I boot into Ubuntu (after installing, it still just boots to Windows)? [duplicate]

I've successfully installed Ubuntu (or so I'm told) on my Dell laptop alongside a clean Windows XP install. When I turn on the computer it boots directly into Windows with no options given to boot ...
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unetbootin ubnldr.MBR error during boot up

So basically I've tried installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 using the live disc but it won't recognize my windows 7 installation. So I used unetbootin to install Ubuntu alongside windows and after ...
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What kernels & packages do I un-install?

Okay, my wife's computer is apparently running out of space on /boot and from what I can tell in similar questions, it's related to unused kernels (which makes no sense, considering it's a fresh ...
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Ubuntu claims its out of space? [duplicate]

When my wife starts her computer, she is told (after logging-in): The volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or by moving ...
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Error message 0xc00000001 while booting Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04, as I switch on my computer I only receive one message which is: Windows Boot Manager, Windows failed to update: status 0xc00000001 What should I do?
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How Do I Create A Bootable Windows USB? [duplicate]

I recently used Gparted to resize my partition, so I have 200GB of unallocated space that I want to install Windows 7 to. The problem is, my computer won't let me boot from USB. It let me boot ...
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Ubuntu boot hangs

I'm using Ubuntu LTS12.04 and I'm having a serious issue. When I boot my computer, the Ubuntu starting screen (with the 5 dots) is loading, the dots are filling but then the process hangs (the 5 dots ...
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Screen Flickers on Live Boot : Dell Inspiron 1440 : Ubuntu 12.04 / 13.10 / 14.04

When booting from Ubuntu Live USB, the screen fickers (right on the ubuntu logo) very fast and the boot process hangs. I have tried to boot the following versions but all of them have the same issue. ...
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Black screen after update was interrupted by laptop switching off [closed]

I completely messed up my things, I was using ubuntu 14.10, yesterday I was updating it and during the installation my laptop got switched of as it ran out of battery and then I do not know what ...
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set the screen brightness on startup

On Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to dim the screen brightness to 50% on each system start in /etc/rc.local with the line xbacklight -set 50% right before the line exit 0 Why does this not work? Is there a ...
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error while booting Ubuntu or Cannot create file update

cannot create /var/lib/update-notifier/update-available : read only file system cat : /var/lib/update-notifier/updates-available : no such file ordirectory run-pats : ...
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I triple booted Windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04 and Pear OS 8… but then I ran into a big problem

I first installed the Ubuntu. Then I partitioned my hard drive and I installed the Pear. Finally the last operating system that I wanted to install was Windows 8, so I did so. However now that I ...
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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?