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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I can't get Ubuntu installation to start [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have a computer with the following configuration: AZUS Sabertooth Motherboard Intel I5 2500 ...
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booting into 12.04 results in a purple sceen for just a second.

I have a vanilla Ubuntu install running on an Ivy-Bridge ultrabook that is using Intel 4000 graphics. I have enabled autologin via a line in the lightdm config file. My boot is very fast, however, it ...
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Windows XP Boot Conflict [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I have a partitioned drive with Windows XP on C and Ubuntu on D. Following update of XP with ...
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Grub menu won't show after installation (two-disk)

I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and installed it on a 115GB partition next to a 15GB swap alongside Windows 7. I'm using a asus g73s. I have 2 drives: one with only Windows (500GB) and another ...
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cannot log into Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS after startup

I recently installed 64bit Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on my Inspiron 1720 laptop as a dual-boot with Windows 7. When I boot up Ubuntu, it gets to the log in screen just fine but after logging in it gets ...
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Bootable dvd installs ubuntu in one computer but not in other…Why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have 2 computers, Windows 7 Intel. On one computer Ubuntu boot-able DVD (AMD 64) works ...
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Asus 1015cx netbook won't boot in 12.04 after installing additional drivers

I have an Asus 1015cx netbook with Atom dual core, 1GB RAM. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with WUBI inside Windows 7 and everything was okay. But when I installed additional drivers of Broadcom and ...
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Laptop won't boot after failed hibernation and power cycle

I have Ubuntu 12.04 by installed on my Inspiron N5030. Its my only operating system. Recently, ubuntu had a problem with resuming from hibernation. This has happened before, and I simply held the ...
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Ubuntu not starting

I have already burned Ubuntu to the disk. But after restarting I am not getting the language selection screen or any other option to install or try Ubuntu.
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unable to find /home/user [closed]

I am not able to boot Ubuntu. I am facing four problems in serial and I am stating each one below: 1) When I switch on my computer the Ubuntu boots than at starting it says: the disk drive for ...
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How can I edit a .conf file owned by root?

I'm trying to create an exception file to disable my ethernet as I think it's responsible for my 350s+ boot times, please see section of dmasg below :- [ 3.750961] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI ...
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No GRUB Screen or recovery mode on Boot after 12.04 Upgrade

I tried the live boot CD and boot-repair, also loaded the Desktop install CD, and it looks like all partitions check out OK. However, when I try to boot Linux (the only bootable partition on the ...
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Disk Boot Failure after power outage

I recently experienced a power outage whilst logged on to 11.04 with XP running on VirtualBox. When I now try to boot, I receive the Disk Boot failure, Insert System disk and Press Enter. I have run ...
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Boot Acer Aspire S3-391 from SD card

I have installed and able to boot from SD card on my Acer Apire 1830T. Because of that I bought a 64 GB SD Card. However, a couple of weeks ago the PC did not work. I took it to repair. In the mean ...
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Ubuntu installed accidently on windows

I'm new here and would very much appreciate your help I was making a bootable USB to rescue a crashed Ubuntu notebook. I was doing this on my Sony VIo laptop, now I can't access my Sony files, when ...
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Installed Ubuntu next to Windows but can't find Windows

I just installed Ubuntu onto my hard drive from a USB drive. When I reached the partitions screen, I noticed it listed the full hard drive as "free space" even though I already had Windows 7 ...
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Resizing boot partition with full disk encryption

I have seen the answers to the general question regarding resizing the boot partition. In my case, I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 Alternate with full disk encryption. Since the drive can not be ...
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Do I have to completely reinstall Ubuntu now that it won't boot?

I just tried installing software called Teamviewer. It said there was some kind of error with unresolved dependancies. Then I realized I was trying to install the 32 bit version, but I needed to ...
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Is it possible to run an application as superuser within boot without input?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop machine running as a server with no input devices accessible after initial setup. I need to place any application that I want to run within the boot process. I have one ...
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How do I make /dev/sda3 my boot partition?

I have three NTFS partitions as specified below. Device UUID Boot /dev/sda1 ...
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Ubuntu (Wubi) won't boot; stuck at grub command line

Ubuntu installed by Wubi works fine on first boot. However, on later boots, it gets stuck at grub command line. I can input. I can choose to exit and boot windows 7. What should I do?
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Fix Windows MBR using Ubuntu Live CD and ms-sys tool

I'm trying to fix the MBR using Ubuntu live CD. I already have the ms-sys installed but from the threads that I saw, I'm not completely sure in which /dev I should execute the command: sudo ms-sys ...
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After installing Windows XP I can't boot into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reinstall grub2? How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I know that this issue may have been happened to many people and ...
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Can't boot, no grub, “alloc magic is broken”

I cannot boot into grub, I can see this Alloc magic is broken at XXXXXX Press any key but when I do nothing happens. Holding shift doesn't do anything also. The last time I could use my machine ...
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Ubuntu Vs. Win 7

I had Windows 7 installed previously on my PC, but I mistakenly had compressed my boot files so I had to install a new OS. Since I didn't have the Windows install, I went a head and installed Ubuntu ...
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How do I patch a kernel bug?

Sometimes I can't boot my laptop - it gets stuck here: Then I have to do a hard-reset and it's fine. I checked the boot logs and this is what I think it's causing it (nevermind the timestamp ...
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Ubuntu not booting properly

I just bought an Asus EeePC with Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. After turning it on and performing the updates it didn't boot properly and showed a screen saying it was working on low graphics mode, ...
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No option to boot Ubuntu in a dual-boot system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accidently installed grub to usb I installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my VAIO laptop to use Windows 7 and Ubuntu at the same time. I chose the option said ...
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Not a valid ELF image

After installing 12.04.01 LTS on a iMac G5, at the boot prompt, the message not a valid ELF image prevents me from booting. Please help.
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Ubuntu 12.04 UEFI Partition Boot Fail [closed]

I've built a new system, and I want to take full advantage of UEFI and Ubuntu. So I install Ubuntu, and try to boot from it, and my BIOS (Asus EZ Mode / Advanced Mode) simply says "No bootable medium ...
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Problem with setting up a bootable USB on corrupted OSX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you make a bootable usb stick on OSX with a corrupted harddrive`? I cant access the desktop because my harddrive is corrupted. Therefore I want to make a bootable ...
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How do you make a bootable usb stick on OSX with a corrupted harddrive`?

I cant access the desktop because my harddrive is corrupted. Therefore I want to make a bootable USB stick so i can transfer all of my important files to my External HD. Problem is that Im stuck on ...
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I cannot install Ubuntu on my PC (Asrockp4v88)

I cannot install Ubuntu. When I insert the installation CD in DVD-ROM, my computer does boot from CD and automatically run Windows. I even tried to boot manually from CD but it does not work. My ...
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Boot Problem : Missing Operating System

A sudden power cut caused my ubuntu not booting any more with the error 'Missing operating system'. No GRUB menu appeared at all. I tried using boot-repair to solve this problem, but that didn't ...
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Why does Ubuntu only boot when I have the installation USB stick plugged in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in I made a USB image from Ubuntu's main website, for Ubuntu 12.4.1, and it installed and ran perfectly off the harddrive. It ...
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Boot menu won't appear after installing Ubuntu 11.10

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 from a Live CD. When I restart it, it immediately boots Ubuntu without loading a boot menu for me to choose either Ubuntu, or my previously installed Windows 7 OS. ...
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IRQ Conflicts Causing Video Card and Boot Problems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? tl;dr - I have 4 devices sharing 1 IRQ. Is this bad and how do I tell the BIOS to stop it? Background: I have an old Dell GX280 ...
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Installation of ubuntu 12.04 LTS AMD 64 bit but using it for intel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a boot parameter? Hi I have a full gaming pc but I have windows on it and when I install ubuntu its does not install until I switch off acpi=off but after I ...
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How do I set up multiple HDD?

I got some new hard discs and would like to set my PC up in the following way: Ubuntu is currently installed on one drive I want to put Windows on a second drive I would like a third drive for ...
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Strange Glitched Screen on Startup

I just ran the windows installer of Ubuntu and every boot up is accompanied by this nice I've used the windows installer, I've made a bootable disk x32 and x64. I've re-installed Windows to ...
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I would like to replicate my Ubuntu 12.04 SSD install onto an identical SSD

How do I replicate a SSD drive and copy the MBR so that that replicated SSD is identical?
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Ubuntu 12.04 not starting (dual boot)

On my dual booting laptop, I have Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04. I've had XP on the laptop for years, and install Ubuntu 12.04 a few months ago. For some reason, Ubuntu 12.04 has stopped working. ...
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How do I handle “Firmware file X not found” stopping bootup?

I recently upgraded my desktop mac to Precise and now can't get past the Ubuntu 12.04 splash page. The splash freezes with [ 19.931097] b32-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode16_mimo.fw" not ...
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Fedora login gone after Ubuntu updates on a dual boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu does not put Fedora into GRUB menu After a software update for Ubuntu, my dual boot with Fedora will not show Fedora in the start menu. It just boots into Ubuntu ...
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Alternate install to USB bootloader issues using LVM encryption

I am trying to use the alternate installer (12.04.1 i386) run from a CD to install onto a USB thumb drive (to have a portable installation). I am using the guided LVM install. I get to the part ...
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How do I access my previous ubuntu disk when booted to usb key

When prompted about the upgrade to 12.04 I clicked yes. All went well until during the cleanup mode an error appeared in the terminal that said something like "too many errors were encountered." A ...
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Windows XP/Ubuntu Dual Boot - Separate Drives - going straight to a GRUB prompt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Just installed Ubuntu for the first time. I have it on two separate drives. When I boot (from my ...
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Computer will no longer load 12.04

My computer ASUS M5A99X Motherboard, 8GB RAM, Seagate hard drive, ASUS GeForce video card. I had 12.04 LTS 64bit loaded. Now when I boot, it will go to the Grub screen, and then reboot, return to ...
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Can't boot into 12.04

My laptop is Benq with Windows XP. The CD-ROM is not working and my BIOS can't support booting from USB. What should I do? I tried to mount the ISO file that I downloaded. It auto-runs and prompts me ...
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Stop grub OS-prober from finding a disk

I've recently installed ubuntu on a SSD, and would like to remove the old grub entries belonging to the ubuntu on the old HDD. I'd like to do one of the following: Remove the entry from grub ...