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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What does the form field »Enter Auth username« during the boot proccess mean?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 my system shows a strange behaviour booting: Shortly after the Ubuntu boot splash a form element shows up requiring me to enter an »Auth username«. The boot process ...
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How to start dhclient at boot?

Here's the problem: root@home:~# ping 8.8.8.8 connect: Network is unreachable root@home:~# dhclient eth0 RTNETLINK answers: File exists root@home:~# ping 8.8.8.8 PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) ...
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How to stop getting two boot option screens

I installed Windows Vista into a partition on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, and then used boot-repair to give me boot options. However, it has created a peculiar situation. The initial boot options screen ...
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ubuntu fails to boot after erasing windows

I have been having problems with my sister's Lenovo ThinkPad L440. She erased her windows partition alongside Ubuntu. It had a 100 MB boot partition and the actual OS. It was not surprising that it ...
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How to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I replaced my CD/DVD with a 2nd HDD using an HDD/SSD IDE to SATA adapter rack. I would like to know if i can have these configuration: Windows 8.1 licensed on first hardisk Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the ...
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Can't boot after upgrading to 15.04

I'm an amature linux user, so excuse my ignorance. After upgrading to 15.04, the screen hangs on the Ubuntu loading image and then finally goes to a black screen with the following: [ 1.595012] ACPI ...
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alert does not exist. dropping to a shell (external disk)

It used to be simple start the system from an external disk/usbstick. "But why make it simple when you can do in complex" I am trying boot ubuntu from USB-stick (xubuntu that is). What I have done ...
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Ubuntu wont boot from live cd. “chkdsk”?

I am not tech savvy so I don't understand why it wont boot. It says something about using "chkdsk". I searched for chkdsk and the program appeared but then went away. The error message it said was: ...
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All icons pixelated on startup

Icons pixelated and line through top task bar. nothing functions, can't even open drop down to do shutdown. have hard shutdown and rebooted several times ? But loads thumb nails/files on desktop just ...
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Ubuntu USB booting when deleted from USB

I recently used an ISO installer and used a USB to install Ubuntu to a laptop. I decided to add a couple different things to the USB so I wanted to delete the recent bootable Ubuntu that was placed on ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I have dualbooted with ubuntu and windows 7 but lately when i upgraded my ubuntu version from 14.04 to 14.10 i am not able to boot. When i try to go in ubuntu it starts loading normally then all this ...
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How do I get passed the “MBR-helper missing” error message in installation?

I'm entirely new to Linux/Ubuntu so please bear with me. I currently have Windows 7 32Bit and wanted to install Ubuntu. I used the installation off the website and copied it onto my bootable USB. As ...
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Standard ubuntu 15.04 won't boot, but ubuntu (upstart) does

I understand that Ubuntu switched to systemd recently from upstart. Ubuntu started on the first boot, I installed cinnamon and made a change to grub.cfg in attempt to get my USB 3.0 Ports working, ...
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How to get ubuntu only on my mac

I have a macbook pro (15 inch, mid 2009) with OSX Yosemite 10.10.3. At first I wanted a dual boot... I have tried: -live disc boot with ubutnu 14.10 -Newly burned 14.10 & 15.04 as well -ubuntu ...
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How do I move empty space on hard drive

I have a 500GB hard drive, internal, and it is split as follows: Partition Type Mount Point Size Used Flags 1. /dev/sda1 ntfs /media/BackupHD 433.55GiB 408.76 boot 2. ...
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Black Screen on boot Ubuntu 15.04 - Nothings working

None of the solutions this thread have worked: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I'm dual booted on a windows computer using an nvidia card. This isn't a fresh ...
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Creating a boot disc and Installing ubuntu ASUS X205T(A)

I am having problems with creating a boot disc and installing ubuntu on an ASUS X205T I just bought. I have successfully (I believe) created a few boot discs with 2 different programs and checked ...
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Easiest way to get GRUB bootloader to appear first

so here's my problem. I'm running a dual boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS setup, I forgot to install the GRUB bootloader when I was partitioning for the Ubuntu 14.10 installation. This forces me to boot ...
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How can I rescue or restore parts of a user's X session or plasma config which was corrupted by a full disk?

What happened: I was downloading about 2GB of driver files when I ran out of disk space. My computer started running very slowly and eventually I had to hard reset. I'm running Kubuntu 15.04. / is ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.10 not Found after forced shutdown [closed]

Couple of days ago, I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I was enjoying it until I wanted to import files from my external hard drive that it suddenly froze for 20 min or so and I forced shutdown my laptop. ...
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Dual Boot problems (Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10), Boot-repair didnt work

I have preinstalled Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu that I installed a week ago on my Laptop Lenovo E530. After my first installation of my Ubuntu 13.10 as Dual Boot, I could not to log in to Windows again, ...
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Problem with raid 1 drive /dev/sba which was part of /dev/md0 now degraded into /dev/md127

root@bew:~# uname -a Linux bew 3.5.0-23-generic #35~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 25 17:15:33 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux root@bew:~# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 203.9 GB, 203928109056 bytes 255 ...
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iMac won't boot Ubuntu [closed]

I have an iMac and I installed Ubuntu because Lion was causing my computer problems. But I still wanted a Mac OS so I brought it into the genius bar at Apple and they plugged it in and said they could ...
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Problems Burning Ubuntu onto USB - OS X

I've followed this guide by Ubuntu.com on how to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu. Ive even followed this video on YouTube. I have follwed it to the letter and all I get from the USB afterwards is the ...
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Ubuntu on AMD Laptop: cannot boot [duplicate]

Specs of my laptop are: processor: AMD E1-2500 graphics: Radeon HD 8240. Whenever I try to install linux in it, it gives some errors. In ubuntu's case, it does not boot, and the screen just goes ...
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How long should it take to create a bootable USB drive for windows 7?

I followed all the instructions to create a bootable USB drive so I can try Ubuntu without actually installing it on my Windows 7 machine. Everything seemed to be going ok but now it appears to be ...
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Ubuntu booting screen missing in 15.04 desktop

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 using Unetbootin. (dual boot with windows 7). But on booting Ubuntu I get a pink screen (same color as grub default background) which changes to black after a few ...
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After boot-repair “Please install an operating system on your hard disk”

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 7. Because I could only boot Windows 7 I started Ubuntu live again from the DVD and ran boot repair. Now the Computer is not able to boot anything. The ...
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Installing ubuntu on new hard drive

I just got a new motherboard to get my old PC up and running. For some reason I cannot get any usb drives or cd/dvds to boot, however I do have an older hard drive with ubuntu already on it and it ...
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Ubuntu won't load after installation (UEFI problem?)

I just bought a new notebook, HP 250 G2, with no operating system (only FreeDOS) so I thought I could just install Ubuntu without any of the problems I had previously experienced on other machines ...
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How to install Grub on PC with Ubuntu 13.10_x64 from live DVD

Preface: This is my first Ubuntu install from a live DVD. I have very little experience with GNU/Linux; however I have in the past installed Kwheezy after burning an ISO without any problems. ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu on an old PC with USB stick

So far I have: downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS from the site. Converted the ISO file to IMG. (I used Unetbootin, I'm not completely sure I did this right.) I selected disk image, ISO, and browsed to ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 installed in Toshiba Portege laptop

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, try to boot it using USB, I did download the .iso, I did put it into the USB. I'm using Toshiba Portege, forgot which one. When I'm open the BIOS with F2, I can't boot it ...
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No Partitions Recognized by Ubuntu in Trial Mode

I recently tried to dual boot my Laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I disabled the Fast Startup option in Windows 8 and Secure Boot was also Turned Off as my Model doesn't support UEFI. Now I inserted ...
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ubuntu 14.04 won't install on k8v-mx

Trying to install 14.04 from live dvd. Fails before welcome screen. "snd... no codec error...". asus k8v-mx, amd 2600, 2gb ram. Same failure with version 12.04. Same problem when booting from USB ...
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Install Ubuntu on Second Internal Drive fully seperate from Windows [duplicate]

Let's say I have Drive C:, and Drive D:. Drive C: has Windows 7 on it, and Drive D: is currently completely empty. I would like to install Ubuntu on Drive D: without adding a bootloader/GRUB to the ...
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How do I install Ubuntu Studio from a USB Flash Drive?

So I have the standard Ubuntu 13.10, and I wanted to install Ubuntu studio. The only way I can do that is through a Flash drive, so I downloaded the newest version of Ubuntu studio, and used ...
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accidentally deleted partitions [closed]

I am having some trouble with my laptop. I had win 7 64 bit preinstalled on laptop and recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was trying to find what could be the worst case for my laptop..I opened ...
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Cannot boot because: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

This is what I've got. I cannot boot and I see the two of three little lights on the keyboard blinking all the time and the cooling is working on full power, almost. I saw in other askubuntu topic ...
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Making multiple pendrives bootable, using command-line

How can I create multiple bootable pen-drives at the same time using Command-Line? For information, the normal flow of making a bootable pendrive using terminal is as follows: 1: Check the ...
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Ubuntu live cd : black screen and blinking cursor

I try to install ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. I can get to the purple screen on the live cd but then, if I choose "Installing Ubuntu", I have a black screen with a cursor blinking (and nothing else ...
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What is ideal partitioning scheme for triple booting Arch, Ubuntu, Windows 8.1?

Shown below is my current partition configuration (which is supposed to triple boot) with, 350MB partition for bootloader and MBR of Windows, I guess 100GB partition for Windows 8.1 45.02GB partition ...
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Can't boot win7 after installing ubuntu 12.04 how can i restore my win7?

I use flash disk to install my ubuntu 12.04 under win7 system, however i made a stupid mistake when I later know that I cant choose install ubuntu alongside with win7 (should choose advanced mode), ...
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Live USB Stuck at Syslinux

Whenever I try and boot up any distro I get stuck at the syslinux line with a blinking cursor. I know this question has been asked many times before but every answer I found is from years ago, which ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 10.04 with 12.04 already installed

I have a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop installed and everything works find. I would like to install 10.04 LTS on a second partition. I tried booting from a 10.04 DVD through the BIOS. When ...
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Booting Ubuntu on a different computer

I installed UBUNTU 12.04, and installed Linus' last kernel (3.14) and it boot fine on my computer. I took the hard disk and put it on another computer and it didn't succeed to boot from my HD and ...
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Unable to dual boot in dell xps 14 with windows 8/8.1

Hi can anyone help me in dual booting the windows 8/8.1 to ubuntu 12.4/13 when I am using the wubi file and I installed the ubuntu and It reboots and finally it showing me an error of 0xc000000f ...
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Boot problem after installing Ubuntu 13.10 Operating System Not Found VAIO

I have a Sony VAIO bought in 2013 (model SVS151290X). First I wanted to run Windows 8 + Ubuntu so I deleted the WIndows Recovery partition(32gb) and tried to install the Ubuntu there. Something wrong ...
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How do I set boot parameters in the installer?

I downloaded Ubuntu and burned it to a disc. The installer loads just fine, but will not find my hard drive. Basically I need to set the nolapic boot parameter for it to find my HD controller. Is ...
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Ubuntu LiveCD install stuck on “creating user” step

I've been STRUGGLING to install Ubuntu (as dual-boot with an existing Windows XP installation, on a different drive and partition) for a couple of days now. I've already checked the md5 hash for the ...