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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Fixing Windows7 Bootmgr

I made my laptop Dell XPS 15z dual boot with Ubuntu last year, and something went wrong & BOOTMGR of my windows got fried. I couldn't fix it that time. And I kept using Ubuntu. I don't even ...
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Boot problem with 12.10 from DVD

I'm a Ubuntu newbie and I did a search on this problem without any luck but I do think that it might be a simple one. I created a ISO boot DVD and at the start it looks like it works perfectly as I ...
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Windows bootloader appears instead of GRUB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? For the first time I have installed Ubuntu onto an old Windows 2000 system we have at work. I ...
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boot menu in aspire one 725

can you tell me how to enter boot menu on startup so I can install ubuntu 12.10 on aspire there is a grub menu and kernel installed but my skills are not good enough to do anything with it
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Problem booting Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu over a previous Windows 7 installation using wubi. Once the boot manager asks for which operating system I want I click on Linux, but a message comes up that says: (Taken from ...
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ubuntu boot confirmation

i wanna know is it possible to disable ubuntu for boot selection on start up, because sometime after reset (usually on power loss) it needs to be confirmed, I would like to make ubuntu to boot ALWAYS ...
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I can't display any linux right anymore after starting to use a new video card on my pc -hd 6570-

I'm running windows 8 right now. everything looks and works quite fine and my new video card runs the games nicely. I was able to install ubuntu before I started using my new video card I decided to ...
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cannot boot Ubuntu after removing packages?

I have problem now with booting into Ubuntu because I removed some packages from package manager and its dependencies by mistake. After I saw desktop removing applications one by one and the theme ...
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I get a command prompt instead of login screen when I boot ubuntu

Is that normal? I am currently (trying to) use 12.10.
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How to change default boot disk and skip the Grub screen?

I probably did something really stupid. My primary hard drive on my laptop was getting full so I decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 on an external hard drive. When I have the hard drive plugged in, I ...
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Auto-mount filesystems on boot fails (12.10)

I have a Compaq HP 8200 slim desktop running 12.10 with encrypted partitions (set up with the text-based installer). Everything's working fine, except... When I boot the computer, my /boot and ...
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Hard Disk Partitioning during 12.04 Install

Attempting to install 12.04 LTS on the following system: Mainboard: MSI K7T Turbo (MS-6330 v3.0) VIA KT133A Chipset Processor: AMD Athlon 1300 Mhz HDD: WD EIDE 160Gb LBA Single partition ...
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Dual boot options disappeared and now just boots straight into Ubuntu

My netbook used to display an option to boot Ubuntu or Windows 7 but for some reason that no longer displays. Now it just boots into Ubuntu and I can't figure out how to get back into Windows. I tried ...
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Disk drive for / not ready on boot after upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04

After upgrading (using the Upgrade button from the update manager) from 10.04.4 to 12.04.1, I cannot boot anymore. Upon booting, I am greeted with the Ubuntu logo and the error "The disk drive for / ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 directory is full and won't boot

I tried to restore some permanently deleted files from my external hard drive the other day, but I didn't take into account the fact that my home folder had not so much free space left and now it's ...
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Problems installing ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 8 [closed]

I can't install ubuntu on my computer (Asus ux31 with windows 8), the primary reason is that I cannot boot from any usb device with the new windows called "uefi". Do you guys have an solution for ...
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Cannot mount LUKS encrypted USB on boot after 12.10 upgrade

I use a USB disk to backup my Ubuntu machine and store the video files I work with. It is formated to ext4 and uses LUKS encription. When I was using 12.04 it was working flawlessly and would mount ...
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Save kernel on Acer Aspire One270 with Ubuntu 12.10 - Booting Issues

I did search the forums for quite some time, yet did not find any answer to my problem... I have an Acer Aspire One D270 with Windows 7 Starter and I've installed Ubuntu using the Wubi installer. ...
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Unrecoverable error during WUBI installation

I tried to install 12.10 on my PC with Windows 7 installed, but I don't have a CD drive and my PC doesn't support USB booting, so I tried the Windows Installer (WUBI). I had the ISO image mounted with ...
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Startup problem in a fresh 12.10 installation

I have downloaded 12.10 image recently, and burned it to disc to install on my laptop. Everything worked fine until now, when I started it first time it got stuck on loading (Ubuntu title and dots ...
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PYTHONPATH not set up before rc.local executed

I've got a Python script that I want to be started on boot. Putting a command in rc.local attempts to run the script, but fails because the script can't find the libraries on which it depends. These ...
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Errors during start-up: “Scanning for Btrfs filesystems”

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop on three systems and one virtual machine. On every system I have opted for a single Btrfs partition. During start-up I get the following two error messages. It ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Not booting from USB

I recently made my USB bootable with Universal USB installer and changed the boot priority settings in bios..but when i restarts my pc my old xp loads. What can I do to boot the USB stick? My Pc ...
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I removed nvidia driver and lshw -c video still shows nvidia

Today I tried to activate the newer experimental drivers and both 304 and 310 failed to even install. So I tried the regular nvidia driver 295.40 for the 20th time today (I had lag issues and was ...
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12.04 LTS won't boot after modifying root directory permissions

I accidentally changed permissions to root directory on my system and now my system won't boot, I tried to fix packages from grub recovery and check file system but nothing. Here's the code I ...
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I can't access Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 but I can't reach it. The boot page doesn't appear and I can't choose which OS I want to use. It goes directly to Windows 8.
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How do I make Ubuntu “power loss proof”?

I like to run a system unattended for every day 'kiosk' use. However, the system may be powered off anytime without someone doing a proper shutdown before. By default, Ubuntu is not expected to be ...
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Systems Not Booting after Ubuntu installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failure to Boot Windows 7 after Ubuntu install I recently installed Ubuntu on my PC dual-booted with Windows 7. After rebooting it went through the usual startup ...
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My system won't boot after install of 12.10

I just finished installing 12.10 on my desktop. I chose to erase the current data on the drive and start fresh. When my system attempts to boot now, it doesn't see an available operating system at ...
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How to change ugly gray startup animation screen that KDE installed?

I have Ubuntu Unity 12.04 installed. I decided to add the KDE desktop, just to try it. It changed the startup animation to an ugly gray screen with a squashed logo (the circular logo is way out of ...
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Dell Latitude will not boot after fresh Ubuntu 12.10 installation. Black screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have an old dell latitude d610 that I've just installed ubuntu 12.10 onto, and now unfortunately ...
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Problems with booting without USB support from BIOS

I have installed Xubuntu 12.04 in an 60 GB USB 2.0 external HDD. I have been using that rather than my desktop. Recently I found myself in a fairly remote part of a third world country, with a very ...
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Black screen on boot and wake - HP Pavilion Dv6

I failed to find a clean answer to this issue. HP Pavilion Dv6, just installed Ubuntu 12.10 after Windows 7 got too annoying. Ubuntu is currently the only OS on the laptop. I used to only have 12.04 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot

I upgraded to 12.04 a while ago and the internet dropped out halfway through so something went wrong, I would have upgraded/downgraded it but I can't boot off a CD/USB and terminal and my update ...
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ubuntu boots only with usb

Just installed Ubuntu 11.04. But it boots only from usb. Seems like I didn't pay attention during selecting boot device. sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for klim: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 ...
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Unknown File System, after delete Ubuntu partition

I deleted the partition which contains the Ubuntu 12.0.4 OS. I have Windows in another partition (dual boot). When I reboot the system, it shows me the following. unknown filesystem. grub rescue> ...
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No option to boot Ubuntu in a dual-boot machine

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 next to Windows 7 in a separate NTFS partition. I can boot Windows 7 but I can't find a way to choose Ubuntu and boot into it. What do I do?
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Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 72 - i7 3770S

I have tried several days to install Ubuntu on my new computer. Windows was preinstalled. I have installed the 64 bit 12.10 and 12.04. I have also tried the 32 bit version of 12.04. After having ...
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Reboot only shuts down and doesn't actually boot again

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 Server on an abmx rack mount server. When I attempt to reboot with sudo shutdown -r now, the machine just shuts down and doesn't come back up without me ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installation. Hit or miss Booting

I just recently downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.10. I also completely wiped the laptop. The Ubuntu OS will only boot part of the time but never on the first time. Always, the first start up will ...
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Ubuntu Live CD hangs on boot

I have burned 11.04 to a CD to set up dual-boot. But the Ubuntu screen just stays with the dots below the name and nothing else. I would really like to try it out. Any help would be appreciated.
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Ubuntu 12.04, why service procps start doesn't start procps?

I have been trying to get some settings in /etc/sysctl.conf to take effect upon rebooting. So, I did the following as the root user on this node running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit # service procps ...
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Quantal analyzes the HD in any boot

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 formating the HDD. Any time that I turn on the PC and boot Ubuntu, it always analyzes my HDD in search for bad blocks. This is what happens: When I turn on the PC and ...
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My Windows 7 is getting the “An error occurred. Press control+alt+del” message on boot

So I upgraded my ubuntu to 12.10 but the Windows 7 problem seems to have happened not after doing the upgrade but later. I am not sure. Ubuntu is running fine, but how can I recover my Windows7? I ...
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12.10 does not boot sometimes from the hard drive, but it does consistently from the CD

I have recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.10. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I cleared everything from my computer, but it randomly stops at different screens. Only a purple screen ...
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Black Screen after boot, no command working, not even terminal

I have Ubuntu with latest KDE on a Lenovo Z570 with Optimus. I've installed drivers and bumblebee, both integrated and nVidia cards are working perfect (not the issue). I have a RAT 9 Wirless mouse, ...
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How to change boot priority?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed as the only OS. I also have a USB stick with a Windows 7 installation on it. I want to install Windows from the USB stick on my laptop but when I try to restart ...
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Can't boot 12.10 after installing nvidia proprietary drivers

I was having issues with the 304 nvidia drivers, so I decided to downgrade to the 295 drivers. I did so by dropping out of X, stopping lightdm, and installing the drivers. However, now my computer ...
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No wubildr, No spaceleft, Boot Error and A previous installation was detected in D:\ubuntu. Please uninstall that before continuing

At first I was downloading Ubuntu 12.10 using Windows Installer, but I cancelled it after just 2-3 minutes and downloaded 32-Bit ISO (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386). Then I created bootable USB Stick ...
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Boot computer to text mode using kernel parameters

Referring to this question: How to remove the graphical user interface? The answer of modifying /etc/default/grub to have GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" would be great, but unfortunately I don't ...