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 won't start after install

I loaded 12.04 into windows. After rebooting I selected Ubuntu,I got the purple Ubuntu screen. The dots under Ubuntu cycled, but then it went to a black screen that said : Gave up waiting for root ...
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Install Ubuntu into the hard drive but to chose to boot from USB

I have a Lenovo Z570 with Win7 HomePremium 64 bit installed. It already has 4 primary partitions, so used EaseUS to create another logical drive in it. Is there a way that I could install the OS into ...
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Ubuntu based OS won't boot

I have tried installing Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, and Linux Mint and after the install process is done they never boot up. The screen just turns black ans stays like that. Bodhi Linux works and ...
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Is the absence of a boot screen ever going to be a problem?

When I boot my computer, I've never seen a boot screen. I only get a purple or black background for about 45-60 seconds (which seems abnormally long to me, considering I have a fairly modern system ...
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Booting problem with 12.04

i do have a 12.04 ubuntu on my notebook , but i do have a problem with it. I cannot boot , if i dont press anything then there is a black screen , and it does not boot. If i press the space button , ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation CD is not booting?

I am using Ubuntu 8.10 and want to upgrade it to 12.04. I have downloaded 12.04 from the Ubuntu site and burned as ISO image CD in a DVD (because it is 701.3MB). When I insert this DVD into my ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after 12.04 upgrade [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 a few weeks ago and yesterday I upgraded it to 12.04. The upgrade manager installed all packages and then asked me to reboot my computer. Everything went well, I was able to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS won't boot

Upgraded from 11.10, now my thinkpad x60 won't boot. I've tried all four different kernals on the boot menu. Each generated some different messages but all stalled at some point. Desperately need ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not starting

I have upgraded to 12.04 a few days ago and it was working just fine yesterday. I just tried to boot Ubuntu now for a couple of tries and it gets to he 5 purple dots and stops. Not sure what to do. It ...
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Windows 7 is not accessible or can't be repaired after installing ubuntu 11.10 using live USB

I've messed things up a bit. I was running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit in my HP laptop. I was using live USB of Ubuntu 11.10 and then i tried to install Ubuntu on hard disk using the same live USB. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Asus A43SM

i've Asus Laptop A43SM the specifications can be seen here. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop, but something wrong is happening. When I boot up Ubuntu on this laptop the first ...
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No boot option after Ubuntu install

I just installed Ubuntu on my Windows Vista laptop using the Windows Installer.After the install i rebooted the system and Ubuntu started automatically. When i restarted again i did not get the option ...
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12.04 boots to black screen on Dell Insipron Mini after upgrade from 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Here is perhaps more specific information on a subject several others have posted about, in hope ...
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Disable automatic unity launching?

Okay my main question here, is how do I disable the auto-matic unity launch at boot, or "boot into Ctrl-Alt-F1-6 screen" I find myself booting into that fairly quickly and then a few seconds later it ...
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Problem with ubuntu 12.04 - dell xps 15z - keyboard, trackpad, graphic card

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04, and it doesnt recognize any additional drivers, the keyboards does not work nor does the trackpad nor does it recognize the graphic card. How can i solve this ...
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Not booting from USB Drive

I downloaded 12.04 of ubuntu, and y copied the 718 mb file to my usb Kingston Drive (which is 2gb total) and i tried booting it from setup and it can't! I click booting from USB kingston and it boots ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit after-installation help

I installed Ubuntu 12/04 64 bit on my desktop using the Nomodeset on boot screen. After the CD finished installing it asked me to restart, I hit restart button, my CD pops out so I take it out and ...
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12.04 Live CD/USB will not boot

On my old Dell Inspiron 530 (late 2007 model), the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO will not boot at all. It hangs at the splash screen while it's scanning for devices (I know this because I booted it after the first ...
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Mysqld not starting on boot?

After upgrading to Pangolin, mysqld is not starting on boot. I've looked into various other MySQL issues with the Pangolin release, and I haven't seen the same issue that other people are having ...
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Why can I not boot from the hard disk?

I installed 12.04 from a USB stick (alternate image, 64-bit). If I boot off the USB, and select the option to boot from the hard disk, then it all works fine. But if I remove the USB stick and ...
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12.04 LTS amd64 post install error: Operating System not found.

This is the third time that I've downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 on my x120e successfully (using 3 different well formatted USB sticks) BUT when I reboot after installation, I get an error ...
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how to restore boot folder?

No laughing! I just did sudo rm -vr /boot/*. Is there a way to restore the content? Just to clarify why I would do this: I have a SD-card with a boot-partition mounted at /media/boot that I wanted ...
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Dell Inspiron 1300 hangup during boot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on this machine. It has 256MB RAM. I have created a bootable CD but when booting, it stalls on the Ubuntu screen with 5 red spots. Is this the wrong version for ...
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machine froze during upgrade to 12.04

I tried upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04. It got to the point of installing packages then I stepped away. When I got back the screen was black (possibly due to the screen saver). I left it for about 8 ...
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Crash during 12.04 upgrade, “Broken pipe”, cannot boot [closed]

Now when I switch on the computer, only black screen with the following message shows up: "Could not write byte: broken pipe" ..... Starting network connection Stopping network connection (the above ...
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Can I disable the Ubuntu splashscreen?

I wanted to know if it is possible to disable the splashscreen at boot. The one where is says Ubuntu and it has the orange dots moving. I want to remove that and be able to see the commands like what ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't install from USB to Asus eee Netbook

Please help :) I've made the bootable USB all fine and dandy, press enter to install, it flashes and then does nothing! Just stays on the same screen counting down from 30 per usual. My netbook is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 had been installed but bootstrapper only loaded Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with DVD, i used "something else and divided hardisk into 2 partition, linuxwsp and / (root). I installed in / and in the last installation, Ubuntu required to eject the disk, ...
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Need USB drive to boot aspire one into Ubuntu

I just installed 12.04 LTS onto my Acer Aspire One from a USB thumbdrive, and I cannot reboot unless I boot from the USB drive. If I have the USB drive plugged in, it boots, and it looks like the ...
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12.04 won't boot from Live CD or USB

My laptop (the only PC left in my home to install Ubuntu 12.04 now that it's out) is not booting from Live CD or USB. I get past the screen with the little person in the circle. but right after that, ...
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Hang When Loading off USB, at command sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x28

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 12.04 from the live USB. It runs properly until the kernel gives an error while booting: [ 32.072015] [left arrow c15af11f right Arrow] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x28 I also ...
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Ubuntu will only boot off of a USB

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 today from a USB and the install went fine ( I replaced Windows XP with it). But when I tried to restart my computer nothing happened; a couple of minutes later I tried ...
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Error : remove the disk and press any key to restart

I have problem with my USB memory ! So I am trying to make this USB memory bootable. Using unebooting, I uploaded a linux and set the booting to read from USB. but the laptop keeps giving this error ...
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Ubuntu will not boot following upgrade mishap [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't boot into a usable system anymore. What should I do? During the upgrade to Ocelot, my system crashed and shutdown. Following this, the system would not boot ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot from USB

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, then using the tool Startup Disk Creator i made the live usb. I checked that it's bootable Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Mac Os X - GRUB Rescue prompt SET commands made permanent?

I recently re-installed my Mac OS X partition. This somehow messed up my entire partition scheme it seems. First I got dropped to the Grub rescue> prompt when trying to boot Ubuntu. I had never ...
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How to Boot with no splash screen

Ubuntu 11.10 desktop up to date (Gnome 3) To prevent answers in haste, please notice that GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" is set in /etc/default/grub Tried also GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi=off" ...
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Clean install, shows only purple screen

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on clean PC from Live mode. After reboot I can only see purple screen - no boot splash etc, can't access to alternative screens like ctrl+alt-f6 etc, but I can hear login ...
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Ubuntu lags severely on log-in screen and won't go any further [closed]

I have just installed 12.04 LTS alongside my Windows 7 OS. I restarted my computer and loaded Ubuntu from the boot screen. The purple Ubuntu screen shows and goes away and the log-in screen appears. ...
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Ubuntu Does Not Boot

Just a little info on my computer: I have the early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" with Intel HD 3000 graphics. On my internal HDD, I have OSX and a small partition of Windows 7 that I dual boot with. I have an ...
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Trying to boot from usb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found! I have similar issues but none with the 12.04 build. Im trying this on a dell d610 laptop with a bad hard ...
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Windows 8 boot failure since Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade

I have had Ubuntu 11.10 installed on my computer on one hard disk. On another disk, there is Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I've been able to dual-boot with my BIOS's HDD selector. When I updated my ...
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12.04 cd install failure. No options , simply splash screen forever

I have problems with 12.04 installation from live cd. the installation option never show up. just splash screen and no responses from any key. I tried it on my laptop and desktop. same result.
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12.04 usb install “boot error”

I downloaded 12.04 64bit, I checked with md5. Seems okay. made bootable usb with usb creater. Now if try to boot up from live usb. I just get "boot error". Nothing else. nothing else. googled ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Issue

The installation completes and I restart the computer. I enter my password and am taken to what I believe is supposed to be the desktop. It is a blank, sort of mauve/orange colored screen with no ...
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Change boot screen resolution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen How I can change the boot screen resolution in Ubuntu 12.04 to 1680 1050? The resolution now is very small
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot up is unreasonably slow

One of the things I like about Ubuntu is the allegedly fast boot time, unfortunately that's not the case for me anymore. On my computer Ubuntu itself boots up in forty seconds (from choosing Ubuntu ...
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How to test a newly created /etc/init/XX.conf file?

I created a /etc/init/XX.conf file , but don't know how to test it. It's now like stuff stored in /etc/init.d , which can use service command.
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Cant get past the ubuntu splash screen after upgrading to 12.04 [closed]

i had being using ubuntu 11.10 in my HP core2duo vista laptop since the past six months. yesterday i upgraded to 12.04 and during upgrade got an error message of "partial upgrade.''Today morning I ...
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Dark purple screen with graphic corruption at boot, using wubi

Decided to give Ubuntu a try using the stand alone wubi.exe. When I'm done installing, and rebooting for the first time, I only get a black screen with a blinking text input cursor, and my caps lock ...