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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How to manually install boot loader?

My attempt to upgrade to 12.04 failed, so I burnt a 12.04 CD, and asked to do a full install, getting rid of all previous OS (I had Windows as well as 11.10). All seemed well until the very end when ...
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How can I install on an Asus EEE PC 900

I have an ASUS eee Pc 900 with original SSD broken. I want install ubuntu on the SD card. I use an USB pen drive as installation media. The setup process start, but stop after few seconds without ...
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Can't see boot option

I have Dell-GX260 I installed latest ubuntu after windows 7, by selecting side by side option, everything finished well but when pc restarted, then automatically it loaded windows 7 without giving me ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04

I installed 12.04 on my windows vista laptop. I wanted to make run Ubuntu and ditch windows. I selected to delete disk and install 12.04. It won't let boot 12.04 with out the install disk. When I turn ...
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Upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 on Windows 7 Dual Boot - Now, no boot! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GRUB complains of “no such partition” after installing 12:04 My HP Pavilion All-in-One pc has a dual boot with the original Windows 7 Home premium dual ...
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Extremely slow boot

I am having difficulty finding a fix for my slow boot. Along with Ubuntu taking long time to boot it also will sometimes not load and after restart and on boot. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. 64-bit. ...
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12.04 boots to black screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have downloaded the last release of Ubuntu 12.04 and when I wanted to install it from the Live ...
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Inconsistent booting problem 12.04LTS on Asus U46E RAL7

The laptop is dual booting with windows 7 and ubuntu 11.10. For 11.10 to boot, I had to add 'nolapic' in GRUB boot options. I downloaded 12.04LTS LiveCD yesterday and made a CD and a bootable USB ...
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after new install 12.04 black screen with blinking cursor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I installed 12.04 and I got after boot black screen.Next I started in filesafe mode but filesafeX ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot start

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, and I cannot start it. I tried twice. The first time, I used a CD I burned. (The CD works for my another computer, so it is OK.) After wubi did something in ...
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LIve USB not booting

I've downloaded an ISO file of Ubuntu 12.04 and created a Live USB but when I try to boot from USB this Error comes up. "BOOT ERROR" What should I Do?
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Boot to text mode by default on LiveUSB?

Recently, i try to remaster my lucyd with UCK. Everything is OK! Just wondering, by pressing esc i can see all the process. So, is there any way to make it happen by default, to boot TEXT MODE on live ...
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After Upgrading to 12.04 I can't get to the login screen

I cannot go pass the black screen and the following shows up on my screen after upgrading and rebooting with the Ubuntu update manager from 11.10 to 12.04: ata_id [27]: HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed for ...
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Install hang on rebooting (SCSI-disk problem)

After successfully installing Ubuntu 11.10 earlier this day on my laptop, I was ready to do the same at my desktop alongside with Windows. I downloaded the newest 12.04, burned the image and booted ...
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Upgrade to 12.04, first boot stuck on Checking Battery State

I upgraded my 11.10 to 12.04 but it stuck on the first boot. I Alt+Shift+Del many times. But it does not go further. I have Lenovo N200 machine with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10. Switched to ...
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Ubuntu not booting after upgrade to 12.04 from 11.10

I upgraded to 12.04 from 11.10 today. After the upgrade, I did the usual reboot of the system and then Ubuntu hangs on Checking battery state..[OK]. I can login to terminal with Ctrl-Alt-F5 and I did ...
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Reboot during update, glibc error: libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.14' not found

While upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 the upgrade stalled because it said xscreensaver needed to be uninstalled. I tried to open a terminal but the system wouldn't respond. So I did a hard boot and now ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot After 12.04 Upgrade, Timidity++ Error

So I upgraded to 12.04 this afternoon from 11.10. However when I boot into Ubuntu, after the loading screen has hung for about 15 seconds, it then disappears and a black screen appears and appears to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 startup after installation needs USB

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 from a bootable USB (created in Ubuntu itself). Everything was fine with installation, but after installation, I need to plugin the USB to start-up. Ubuntu does not read ...
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Can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in

I had Ubuntu 12.04 Beta installed on my computer. When 12.04 was finally released, I made a bootable USB Flash Drive using Startup Disk Creator. Then I decided to check if this drive works properly ...
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Mounting NFS synchronously on boot

I've added the following line to my /etc/fstab: server:/srv/homes /home nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr,hard,auto 0 0 As you can see, /home needs to be mounted during the boot or users ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 gives black screen on boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've been having a problem with Ubuntu 11.10. I've tried installing it using Wubi, a USB ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 does not boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” after install on SSD Can not boot fresh installation of 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04. Got next message right after reboot: ...
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How to enable plymouth bootscreen animation?

My netbook, running Lucid, can't display bootscreen animation. I want to know how to enable it. My netbook is Acer Aspire One D260. Intel Atom N450, 1GB RAM and GMA 3150. I know a tool called rcconf ...
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is /boot partition needed after OS is booted?

I have an encrypted root partition (main hard drive) and my /boot is on a usb drive with a certain section of the usb drive's bits acting as the key for the encrypted partition. Of course I have to ...
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Windows disappeared from grub menu after deleting Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I was having problem with booting Ubuntu. Then I used Easeus partition manager to delete the partition that has Ubuntu. Maybe I have done it wrong. Because now I have also lost Windows. Luckily I came ...
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Updated Nvidia graphics driver, now won't make it past the boot screen

I recently installed a ASUS GTX560 graphics card in my desktop and out of the box everything was working fine. I decided to check for available updates and one of the suggested ones was the most ...
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What would cause SSD to become not detectable?

I recently purchased an Intel 520 120GB SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. Occasionally my system will freeze and I will have to ALT-PRINT SCREEN-REISUB to reboot. Sometimes it will reboot and work ...
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Why Won't my computer turn on? [closed]

Yes, as dumb of a question as it is. This is the only place I knew of to get a fast answer. Pressing the power button does nothing. Power cord connected and circuit is getting power. If I flip the ...
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After Nvidia driver install, LightDM won't start automatically

I did a clean install and after installing updates and drivers (Nvidia VGA) for a 460GTX, I'm shown a black screen with various Stopping/Starting messages. The last of these messages is different ...
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Installing Ubuntu 11.10 on laptop with Ubuntu9.04

I have Ubuntu 9.04 currently and I can't get the Ubuntu 11.10 install disk to work. When I boot the 11.10 disc it hangs with the message: ISOLINUX 4.04 20110518 ETCD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H.Peter ...
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Are there any error with my boot?

I really feel no error with my Ubuntu 10.10 system to date. but when it boots, I can see some messages display. I read the Boot.log in the /var/log directory and here it is! Are there any errors ...
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Why in Ubuntu(Wub)i does it skip windows when I update grub?

I set it to not show the os menu so now I need a solution to get this sorted without a disc recovery because i don't have one!is their a way to sort this through the "Terminal"app on Ubuntu (I used ...
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How do I restore the original Grub2 boot loader?

I wanted to try out the Burg boot loader, so I typed in the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ingalex/super-boot-manager sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install burg That was ...
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ubuntu 11.10 crashed and i cant boot it

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 some time ago. I was watching videos in youtube, when it suddenly became unresponsive. I waited 5-6 minutes, and restarted (with the power button on the pc). It open up the ...
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Can not boot Ubuntu 11.10 from external USB HDD

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 x64 on a 200Gb partition of my 2Tb external usb HDD. Everything went smoothly. After restarting the computer, I tried hitting F12 and choosing usb hdd. Something like ...
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USB boot is skipping and reverting the HDD

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 to a 16gb USB drive (Kingston DataTraveller G3), I know it is fully functional as I have tested after disconnecting my HDD. My BIOS has all other devices in a higher ...
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Set boot option to hotkey in GRUB?

I want to set GRUB to boot up a particular option (eg, A different kernel version, different OS) when a certain key is pressed (eg, W to boot up windows with Ubuntu as default and L for Lubuntu). Is ...
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'Invalid or corrupt kernel image' error while booting from USB stick [closed]

I got the Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit edition and i used Unetbootin to write the ISO to a usb stick.After that i tried to boot from the stick,having changed the BIOS boot settings,and when the first interface ...
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I can not try Live CD

I inserted Boot CD into drive and choose "try", but monitor appears many horizontal lines passing through. My laptop is WolfNFox, win XP SP1. Can you help me?
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Booting to Ubuntu 10.10 results in ear drum splitting noise

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to 10.10 due to a compatibility issue with a software library I need to use. Since upgrading, whenever I boot up the system to Ubuntu there is a very loud and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after apt-get upgrade (black screen) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Some time ago (2 weeks) I ran apt-get upgrade. When complete I turned off the computer. I was on ...
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not able to create boot partition in grub after resizing ubuntu partition

I booted from the live cd so that I could increase disk space and swap space of my ubuntu partition. Earlier I have windows partition as well but I deleted it and gave space to my ubuntu partition. ...
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ubuntu boot problems

I installed ubuntu 11.10 using wubi on an old HP Compaq nx7400 laptop. It has worked fine until recently, but now whenever I try to boot it freezes. I first get the usual boot screen, with the colored ...
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Windows disk's partition(s) are misaligned: Can't mount

I have installed windows on a 500GiB Seagate SATA Disk, (on a new EFI computer) and once windows was all setup, I plugged my Ubuntu (11.10 x64) HDD in and booted it. All works fine, apart from when I ...
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Upgrade to Precise messed up GRUB2 [duplicate]

I just upgraded from Oneiric to Precise and it messed up my GRUB2, now I can't boot and keep getting an "error: no such partition" error. This is not the first time this happens but now I can't seem ...
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Can't boot from USB after installing Ubuntu

I bought a Samsung series 5 notebook and a very strange thing happened: I installed Ubuntu 11.10 from a usb pen drive but when I restarted (I cleared the existing partitions) I stopped being able to ...
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Live USB not booting in Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 [closed]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 with most recent BIOS version. I created a USB stick to book Ubuntu from but the IdeaPad does not list/show the stick when I want to select it for booting? I did try all ...
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Reliable way to create secure tunnels from startup on an ubuntu laptop?

I'm looking for a reliable way to start a secure tunnel at boot on a laptop. This tunnel will not be needed by other parts of the boot process, but could be needed at any subsequent time by a user. ...
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Can't boot in kernel 'linux-image-genric 3.0.0.17.20'

I have three Linux kernels installed: 12, 16 and 17. Kernel 12 and 16 are working fine. But when I try to boot into linux-image-generic 3.0.0.17.20, a red screen appears and after that, nothing ...