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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Using fix-boot but still stuck

I have a laptop I used to use for college that was Ubuntu 10.4 /Vista / Win7. I pulled it out and proceeded to install 12.04 advanced partitioning. It was sda1 ubuntu / swap / vista / and sda5 win7. ...
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Grub missing after upgrade to 12.04 (only blinking underscore on boot)

I recently upgraded to 12.04. After booting, I only got the grub shell with no kernels loaded. I tried running boot-repair. It told me I use GPT and would need to create a new grub-boot partition. I ...
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Kernel missing after update, reappears after using Live USB

I run 12.04 on a ASUS laptop that's about 3+ years old, that has a bad battery. (Requires constant AC power.) I recently did an update that included a kernel. I ran the update and rebooted, and for ...
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Upgrade to Precise leaving system unbootable

I've upgraded our server's system from Lucid to Precise and as far as I can tell, it left the system in an un-bootable state. I've read many responses in different threads but my problem has a twist. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't use mouse and internet

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for a while on my Acer Aspire One-722. It was ok, but then, after some updates, the next time i started it, an window "the system is running in low-graphics mode" ...
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after update the kernel ubuntu 12.04 wont boot

After I got the Update manger ask me to update the kernel and after restar the only thing I got is a message with: file can't be found... and now the only way to boot is to chose the previews Linux ...
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How to boot ubuntu from my sd card

I want to try ubuntu, so I put it on my sd card 32 card. But I can't figure out how to boot from my sd card from my boot menu. My sdcard usb drive is too outdated i got in 2005 and it only Support sc ...
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HDIO get identity failed for dev/sdb invalid argument [duplicate]

This failure is on an external hard drive connected by USB. However, it worked flawlessly for several days. Then, one day when I tried to start Ubuntu there appeared a Debian splash screen with ...
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Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue

Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue... The error message appears immediately after the boot screen on purple background. Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS.
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How to fix the boot set up?

I got two OSes in my PC, Ubuntu and Windows 7. Until yesterday Windows 7 was on top of my dual-boot menu list, but I wanted to change it, so I went inside Windows configurations and put Ubuntu ...
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Grub menu not waiting despite of GRUB_TIMEOUT=10

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed along side of windows 7. The grub menu doesn't seem obey GRUB_TIMEOUT=10, I see the grub menu there for a split second and it immediately defaults to the first option. ...
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I am not able to boot into window 7 after ubuntu 12.04 installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 doesn't boot after Ubuntu install not able to boot into window 7. I am naive in ubuntu usage. Pls guide immediately. The following link a got after boot ...
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Ubuntu12.04 is not booting after connecting DVD Player. Please help

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Yesterday I connected a DVD player to my system, Now I've got a problem with booting. I get message like: Busy box 2.xx ............ ... dev/disk/uidb<some ...
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How can I run Ubuntu off USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? I want to know if it is possible to install and run Ubuntu completely off a flash drive without using my computers hard drive. I ...
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When I boot, I can't select Ubuntu

Boot problem! It is stuck on Windows as the default. Arrow key will not let me select. Tried arrow keypad as well as arrow keys on the numeric keypad. Help!
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cryptswap1 issue when booting 12.04

When I'm starting my laptop which is running 12.04, most times recently I get a message saying: its taking a while to mount dev/mapper/cryptswap1 If I want to wait or skip it. When I skip, ...
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how to setup nouveau driver at boot time in ubuntu 12.04?

I would like add nouveau driver during boot time but I don't know where is the place in ubuntu 12.04 to add modprobe nouveau.
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Just installed Ubuntu onto blank hard drive from disk but now won't boot

I just installed ubuntu onto a blank hard drive with a 10GB partition and it went fine. When I restarted the PC (when it asked), I quickly changed the BIOS so that it booted from the HDD not the disk ...
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Error “Could not update ICEauthority file” while using the vmware

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on the vmware player . However, all of a sudden I got the error "could not update ICEAuthority file" when I tried to boot. I tried looking up a load of solutions but all of ...
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Tried to remove lamp-server, now my X won't work

I did this command to install: sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ I did this one to uninstall: sudo apt-get remove lamp-server^ It uninstalled a LOT of things, and now my system won't go to X. I ...
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Taking 10 minutes to boot up!

Just added 2 pci-e to ide cards in my computer so I can use 2 old ide hard drives. Everything works fine, except the OS booting time has gone from about 10 seconds to about 10 minutes... I'f I ...
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Can't make bootable USB for release 12.04.1 [closed]

I'm trying to make a bootable USB drive for Ubuntu 12.04.1. The USB drive created by unetbootin doesn't boot; it results in a Disk I/O error message. In trying to create a bootable USB drive, ...
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Boot Menu Start up OS selection issue

After installing 12.04 and restarting the laptop, I kept getting a blank screen. Then I tried to un-install Ubuntu by EasyBCD method. When I went into Disk Management, there was no partition ...
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Unable to free space in /boot [duplicate]

Running: Linux ips-svf-1 3.0.0-22-server #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 12 17:56:20 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I'm trying to free space in /boot with apt-get -y purge, but every time I run the ...
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Can't boot into Windows7 or Ubuntu 12.04 after running boot-repair [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on EFI system I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my preinstalled windows 7 Sony vaio E series laptop following instructions here: ...
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How to change Video Settings in Ubuntu 12.04

I Have a ATI Radeon X600 Card (RV348) and Samsung SyncMaster 550v I Install Ubuntu 12.04 with a Plasma Monitor I can´t see the desktop I can't see the GRUB options; I would like to change the Video ...
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How to recover disk and files after 10.04 boot failure?

I have a 1TB HDD with four Windows XP partitions and a 120GB HDD with 10.04. While working in Ubuntu, due to delay and failure to shutdown, I switched off the system. Next it failed to boot in Ubuntu ...
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How to use a bootable USB on another machine without grub?

I have installed (not live CD) Ubuntu on a USB stick, and now having dual boot with Windows. How can I use this USB on another machine, as the latter does not have grub. How to make the USB ...
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Ubuntu installed via Wubi fails to boot after Windows 7 is run

Original posting started Sep 21: I am trying to use the Wubi installation process to create a Ubuntu 12.04 / Windows 7 dual boot setup on my Windows 7 machine (Dell Inspiron 17R). The installation ...
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Sound Not working on reboot

I have a Alienware m17xR4 and when I reboot from Windows 7 into 12.04 I have no sound. The icon is there and all of the listed devices are still present just no sound. If I reboot in 12.04 back into ...
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Ubuntu computer will not start

My computer with Ubuntu will not start, I get a message Stopping system V run level compatibility OK and computer stops. Am running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit. I tried to load Ubuntu off CD both ...
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Samsung 700Z broken by Precise install

I tried to install Precise from DVD media and got to the point where the Ubuntu logo is on screen indicating the the installer is loading. At that point the screen went dark. After some time I ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after installling 12.04 on HP 6735s laptop

I installed 12.04 through a USB drive and when it's done I can't load Windows 7 (Loader)(on/dev/sda1) in GRUB. When I select that, it displays a black screen and then returns to GRUB but I'm still ...
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Live-Ubuntu 12.04 ran fine, now stopped booting!

I've seen similar problems to this several times in the forum, but mine is a bit different, so the other posts I saw were no help to me. When I boot Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit from live-SD-card (3GB ...
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Ubuntu Messed up my Grub [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu does not put Fedora into GRUB menu I have Windows XP Installed, and i have installed Fedora 15, yesterday. Updated it today to 17, and installed Ubuntu. After ...
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Why does Ubuntu gets stuck on the loading screen?

I've been experiencing many problem lately since I fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my SONY VAIO VPCEH with Windows 7 previously installed. Sometimes when I try to boot Ubuntu, it gets stuck at ...
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Cannot boot Win7 after installing 12.04

I know this comes up quite a bit, but none of the other questions have helped me. I have tried using Boot Repair, but didn't have any luck. This is what it comes up with: ...
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Samsung ultrabook usb stick install of Ubuntu fails, keeps booting windows

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Samsung ultrabook via a usb stick. I've tried 12.04 both regular and alternate on 3 different USB sticks but not having success. The laptop just keeps booting into ...
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Can't boot into Windows after installing Ubuntu with WUBI

I installed Ubuntu with the Windows installer and when I turn on my computer, Ubuntu just starts and I can't get to Windows again. Windows is my main OS for developing apps so I need to be able to ...
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kernel panic - not syncing : attempted to kill init!

yes this problem might have been reported and solved for a lot of people on the Internet but i haven't found anyone who is running their Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB drive. i crashed my hard disk a long ...
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Live USB doesnt recognize any bootable file on usb. Booting from usb gives disc error

Windows is screwed up and I cannot register it on my computer (product on HD doesn't match product previously on motherboard). So I decided to just run Ubuntu instead. I put the Ubuntu .iso file I ...
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Creation of /proc/stat

Which function of the kernel creates and writes the information for /proc/stat. In this, would like to know when kernel gets the cpu information(recognises number of cpus). If possible can anyone ...
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12.04.1 CD not recognized as a boot disk

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 x64 as a standalone OS. I cannot get the laptop to recognize the CD as a boot disk. The Chipset is an Intel T5500 which is x64 architecture (have also tried the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install error: ubi-partman failed with exit code 141 [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my preinstalled windows 7 Sony vaio s series laptop following instructions here: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/05/17/how-to-dual-boot-ubuntu-12-04-and-windows-7/ ...
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no windows boot option after installing ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows on my machine and then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using USB. I was not getting the option to boot into Ubuntu, so I ran boot-repair but then now I am not getting option to boot into ...
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Ubuntu get stuck on boot

It seems that I can't install any OS on my system, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora or Mac OSX except Windows, it just stuck on Ubuntu logo, or a little bit later and the same thing happened to Fedora and Mint. ...
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Bare-metal mode for Ubuntu

I'm interested to benchmark a console-mode application, and would like to reduce to a minimum any interferences from other processes in the system. Is there an easy way to boot into Ubuntu 12.04 in ...
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The remote computer was reboot and i can't go in its autorun TeamViewer

The remote computer has a login/password and i want to save its procedure. TeamViewer is running from autorun programs on a remote machine and gives me free access, but it does not start until the ...
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Upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 and grub drops to BusyBox prompt without error

I updated a working server from 10.04 to 12.04.1 today. Everything upgraded without error. However, there is an odd issue with grub and the new kernel (3.2.0-30-generic). After grub boots, the system ...
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Going back to windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover Windows after Ubuntu Install So I have been using Ubuntu for a few months now and just put it on my families desktop. Problem is my brother has some files he ...