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 12.04 does not always boot at the first time

I have a recurring problem: my Ubuntu 12.4 does not always boots at once. I often get a message on a black screen, saying "Media test failure, check cable" (it is not only this what's on the screen), ...
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How to analyze why “Try Ubuntu” does not launch?

I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop for i386 since I like to run it on an older computer which does not support 64bit. I successfully following this tutorial on how to create a bootable ...
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What to do on Ubuntu GRUB screen? [closed]

Installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and now boot from HDD. Now come that purple page "GNU GRUB VERSION 1.99-21ubuntu3.9" and the options are: Ubuntu, with linux 3.5.0-23-generic Ubuntu, with linux 3.5.0-23-...
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How do I boot Ubuntu off a DVD?

I've burnt the Ubuntu 12.10 image onto a DVD and I'm not sure what to do next. How do I boot off of it and can I go back to Windows 7 when I'm done with Ubuntu? I used this as my tutorial: http://www....
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Can't Install/Boot Ubuntu

I am getting the error: ata[462]: HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed for '/dev/sdh': Invalid Argument I used the x64 Ubuntu 12.10 download burned to a DVD. I cannot boot from the DVD. I am using: ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu from the UEFI boot options? [duplicate]

I have a Gigabyte motherboard. GA-Z77X-UD3H to be specific. I recently installed Ubuntu and deleted it again, but it still shows up on the UEFI boot option even if I removed all hard drives connected ...
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Can I install ubuntu to a partition on my portable hard drive?

Ok I've got a live USB which I can load the ubuntu 12.10 installer from so that's no problem. I am very cautious about losing files and I don't have much space on my computer anyway so I am going to ...
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Replace Windows MBR with Ubuntu MBR(?) [duplicate]

I read that the MBR that "comes with windows" will not boot from logical partitions, and I read that other MBRs may read from a logical partition. Here it is: "need to make sure that the MBR code ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8 Boot problems (SSD uefi)

I hope someone can help me because I just dont know what else to do! I have a Dell XPS 15z that has 1TB HDD and 128GB SSD. It came with Windows 8 installed on the SSD. First thing I did was install ...
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How to make a Boot Disk (700 mb CD)? [duplicate]

I have several old XP boxes that I would like to convert to Linx. I have a boot/install disk for both Ubuntu 8.04 and Xubuntu 8.04. I would link to make a boot/install disk on a CD (not a DVD or ...
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Ubuntu Boot Problem - ata4.00: error

I am having serious problems with my computer right now. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! Here is the story :) Looking for speed I decided to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS about two months ago. It ...
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Ubuntustudio is not loading even after its succesfull installation

I have installed Windows7, later on i installed UBUNTU 12.04. It installed succesfully, but dint show up after restarting at the end. And as it did not load, i took the chance of installing UBUNTU ...
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I am having difficulties reinstalling 12.10 and need help

My reinstall of Ubuntu 12.10 seems to be taking forever. I see occasional notes that come up in the small window reporting events, but they mean nothing to me. I was tempted to hit the having trouble ...
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Is it preferable to boot from an SD card or from a USB flash drive?

I recently purchased a Chromebook (ARM). It has an SD card reader and a USB 3.0 port, but I have neither an SD card nor a USB 3.0 flash drive! If I were to boot from Ubuntu on one of those two ...
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Boot error - [22,874755] Ext4-fs (sda2): Unrecognized mount option “x-gvfs-name=Ubuntu” or missing value

I receive the above error message, followed by: Root filesystem check failed. A maintenance shell will now be started. Root@xxxx:~# How do I fix this? I have Ubuntu 12.10. I had previously ...
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Booting from network

Is it possible to boot (without actually installing it) ubuntu and run Ubuntu desktop image via PXE like a Live CD? I don't want the session to actually preserve state. Each boot should be fresh and ...
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Will i get a Multiple OS boot choice after installing Ubuntu with Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 operating off an HDD and am going to install Ubuntu on to another seperate HDD. How will I determine the boot options? through Bios by the HDD each time I start, or is there a bit ...
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Not able to boot Ubuntu 12.04 after installation in Windows 7 PC

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using USB drive. Only the UEFI port option is shown in the initial boot screen and not the Legacy boot. Once I select , install along with Windows it goes through ...
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What event failed? As far as I can tell everything is mounted as expected and the system boots fine

At boot I get a message mountall: Event failed but everything seems to mount fine. With verbose output I see this: / is local /proc is virtual /sys is virtual /sys/fs/fuse/connections is virtual /...
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Boot failure after upgrade /dev/mapper/isw…Volume01 does not exist

I upgraded to 12.04 and now my system won't boot. It complains about /dev/mapper/isw...Volume01 does not exist and drops me to busybox. cat /proc/cmdline tells me it is indeed trying Volume01. ...
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Ubuntu not booting after installing in external hard disk

I have Lenovo z570 laptop with 750GB HDD, 6GB RAM, Intel i5 Processor and Windows 7 installed in it. I also have an external portable USB hard-disk of 1TB. My aim was to install Ubuntu 12.10 onto the ...
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How can I encrypt the entire disk while installing Ubuntu?

I want to install Ubuntu with encryption. Will this damage my boot system? Will I need to remove my Windows system? What version of Ubuntu give me this feature? How can I do it?
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Ubuntu on old platform

I have an old PC that I did a complete wipe drive on and would like to install Ubuntu 12.10 on it once the DVD order arrives. The PC is an HP Pavillion a1610n with an old 2005 vintage AMD processor. ...
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Dropped my laptop and can't run Windows 7. Currently booting Ubuntu via a CD

From a bit of personal troubleshooting (of which I am by no means any form or an expert!) by way of Ultimate Boot CD, I came to the conclusion that part of my HD was damaged when I dropped the laptop ...
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How to boot external drives on a Acer C7 Chromebook

I want to run a plain Ubuntu install, but the BIOS does not easily allow for booting into USB drives. I currently have the Chromebook in developer mode and I found a USB command on the chromium ...
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Cannot get windows 8 to boot after ubuntu 12.10 install (different hdds)

I just took the plunge into Linux, with Ubuntu 12.10. Not knowing if I would like Ubuntu enough for it to become my main OS, I installed it alongside of my existing OS, windows 8. When installing ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not using current Kernel

When performing the sequence of commands: sudo update-grub Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default Testing for an ...
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Ubuntu has been removed but still shows up in boot menu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu as a dual-boot with my Windows 7 PC and then later removed Ubuntu (by deleting the partition and also by clicking 'Uninstall Ubuntu' in the Windows 7 control panel). However when ...
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Installing with Wubi - cannot edit BCD error [duplicate]

Everything download and installs and right before the installation is finished I get an error and it says something about BCD, I think Wubi cannot set the bootsectors properly but why is that? I tried ...
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Who is starting xbindkeys?

When I restart my computer, xbindkeys is launched but it doesn't work right. If I kill it and then manually start it with nohup xbindkeys, it works fine. I think it'll work fine if I put it into my ....
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cant install or boot from ubuntu 12.10 dvd

I burned two ubuntu 12.10 amd64 images: one from the official site, the other one is ubuntu secure remix They both did not work because when I hit enter on either "try without installing" or "install ...
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Bootmenu not loading

I changed my laptop partition a little now it can't load the boot menu and showing error message every time i start my laptop. How do I fix this problem or rescue my data as I can access them with ...
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Console prompt during boot (for truecrypt)

In short: Please provide me with a up-to-date best practice solution to mount my Truecrypt volumes at boot with secure password prompt! I may accept a answer that has nothing to do with Truecrypt and ...
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How can I make the network boot before mountall in 12.10?

How can I make the network boot service come up before mountall loads network shares in 12.10? Currently, mountall attempts to mount network shares before the network drivers are loaded during the ...
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Ubuntu boot showing Resume: libgcrypt Version: 1.5.0

My boot is very slow, when it is loading displays Resume: libgcrypt Version: 1.5.0 After ~20 seconds it continues booting and lets me log in. Here is a video that I made showing what I mean. ...
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12.04.02 USB Installer, x86 works, x64 doesn't

so I downloaded both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of 12.04.2 (MD5 checks out); don't want 12.10 since I prefer LTS. I used Universal USB Installer http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-...
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Help setting up e4rat, no startup.log after e4rat-collect

So I've scanned through all the wiki's and posts to no avail. I'm attempting to set up e4rat on Ubuntu 12.10, and after appending init=/sbin/e4rat-collect to Grub and changing ro to rw startup.log is ...
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run a command as user at boot time Ubuntu 12.04

I want to run a command at boot time that basically looks like this: python /home/me/.hidden/commnd.py Also, this needs to run as me, not root. I know it can be done, but my google-fu is weak today....
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WUBI 12.04 hangs on startup [duplicate]

After looking around this site for a while I can't seem to find a working solution for WUBI. So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 the other day via a WUBI install with Windows 7 Home Premium, giving it 18 GB. ...
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What apps to remove from startup to make ubuntu boot faster? [closed]

I have two BIG problems with my laptop, that one of them I want to ask here and it is about boot time latency. my laptop boots really slowly. Witch app is necessary to remain and witch one can be ...
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Installing ubuntu on a formatted NTFS drive

I am supposed to fix a laptop in which the hard disk was recently formatted. It contained Windows 7 before. I am trying a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 from a bootable USB, but haven't been able to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Grub on Macbook

Several months ago I installed Ubuntu in an external 500MB USB disk (and on an old MacBook4,1). with a GPT Partition table and partitioned as following: swap swap an unique ext4 partition for ...
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Unable to boot 12.10 AMD64 Live USB on GT5436E

This is my hardware http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009521/1009521sp3.shtml I have refurbished the system with more RAM (3GB total now) and a new CPU(Core2Duo E2700 2x2.53Ghz) When I try and ...
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Making bootable usb in Mac OS 9?

So I have an old G3 imac with mac os 9.2 and mac os 10.1.5 installed on it. I would like to use this computer to make a bootable ubuntu usb stick. However when I followed the instructions for using ...
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Grub boot problem on dual boot machine

I have three systems on my computer. I have had Windows for ages, than I installed Linux Mint and recently Ubuntu. Bootloader is using Mints Grub. How do I change it so it will be using Grub from my ...
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“long” time booting because “/tmp is not ready or present” [duplicate]

I say "long" because it's 30 seconds or a minute. After that time, the computer starts normally, but I don't know how to improve the boot time. I tried what people say here /tmp is not ready or ...
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trouble with installing ubuntu 12.10 from usb

I have recently built my own PC and I want to use Ubuntu as my OS, but when I try to boot Ubuntu up using my USB I get an error saying: no default UI configuration directive found I have tried to ...
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How safe is it to shrink the root (EXT4) partition?

Note: I'm not asking how. I've found nice tutorials on how to do this and will try it myself and I'll dig some more or ask questions about it after my first attempt. Background: I installed Ubuntu 12....
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Can Ubuntu repair windows 7 that won't boot? [duplicate]

So my old computers motherboard died and right in the middle of a windows boot. As you imagine, after buying a new and suitable rig windows 7 will not boot. windows gets to the "windows starting up" ...
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Major issues trying to clean up /boot

12.04 LTS here, first off let me start with a uname -a output for you 3.2.0-35-generic-pae #55-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 5 18:04:39 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux So my boot partition was at 100%. ...