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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In Ubuntu 15.04 can't do graphical log in

I have done clean install recently of Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. And I was able to log in to the graphical environment until I enabled "boot to text" like said there: How do I disable X at boot time so ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after installing it and it looks like it isn't even installed in the disc management

I Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 45GB partition, and when it asked me to reboot the computer, the dual boot menu didn't appear, it boot directly Windows 7. When I checked the disc management, there was ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after I installed ubuntu on a second drive

I installed Ubuntu on a different drive to Windows 7, but after installing, Windows 7 disappeared on the boot screen, that is I don't have options to boot Windows 7, the computer start up directly to ...
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Boot Ubuntu with only the built-in Mac EFI loader?

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a partition of my Mac Pro's HD. I can boot Ubuntu if I use refind. I don't really like refind at all. I was wondering how to boot Ubuntu with just the Mac OS X EFI menu. I ...
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can i add space to sda1 boot from sda2 extended

I tried getting help in another post (SDA1 almost full. What do i do? [duplicate]) and was told it was a duplicate.everyone was helpful and i tried the suggestions as well as going to a post on how ...
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Live USB doesn't start - GNU GRUB version 2.02

When starting my laptop, the first and only screen I see is "GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...". I can't access to BIOS, nor use a bootable usb flash drive. It doesn't read ...
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Updated to 15.04, Black screen with flashing cursor.. Suspected grub issue

The black screen with the flashing cursor was completely unresponsive. I loaded up a bootable USB drive and did "Try Ubuntu". I started looking around in Gparted and found this.... ...
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cannot boot - Ubuntu 14.04 server - waiting for network configuration error

i am having problem booting into a ubuntu server. the simple error is "waiting for network configuration" The problem started when the server got turned off due to power failure. i have tried ...
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Ubuntu Crashed & can't reinstall from USB

When I tried to log in to Ubuntu 14.04 after it was in sleep mode, the cursor freezed so I restarted using the command: sudo reboot But whenever I try to log in again, I get a Black screen. I ...
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Old laptop wont boot up [on hold]

my laptop runnning ubuntu 10.04 is booting to a initramfs prompt. I tried booted off the cd but it does not see it. I can't enter bios to view the boot menu or to view boot options either. Does ...
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unable to boot linux

I have installed linux on my brand new alienware area 51. When I start it up it loads directly into windows. If I press F12 for options Linux is nowhere to be found. I have tried using boot repair to ...
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Ubuntu boot stuck “stoping userspace bootsplash”

I have Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to boot my PC, it hangs at the message stopping userspace bootsplash. I tried the recovery mode and repair broken packages, but it's still hangs. Can someone help?
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Full Disk Encryption Passphrase at Boot: Keyboard not working

I have upgraded my System with full disk encryption from 14.10 to 15.04, and now i'm not able anymore to input my passphrase at boot and therefore can't access my system anymore. Strangely it worked ...
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Xubuntu (14.10) installation on asus x205ta - problem after installation

I just got an Asus x205ta a couple of weeks ago, and I currently encounter some problems with the installation of Xubuntu (via a live USB). After succeeding in getting the grub menu with the Xubuntu ...
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Boot from USB not working on Lenovo X1 3rd gen

I have a brand new X1 3rd gen with Fedora21 installed. After some kernel issues, I decided to install Ubuntu because when I was looking to fix my issues there was so much more help for Ubuntu than ...
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Plymouth boot screen, boot messages on a background

I have set a custom background for my Grub screen, my Plymouth splash and my MDM greeter. I use the same image for all three backgrounds and it looks pretty good so far. What I would like to do now ...
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Do I need a bootloader in my existing hard disk to boot from USB?

The question is aimed at understanding the boot functionality when I try to boot from USB/a pendrive containing an OS. Does it use the bootloader of my existing OS in the HDD when I try to boot from ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't boot after update from 14.04

first i got to say, i'm a complete newbie to ubuntu/linux. I bought a notebook a couple of days ago, with win7 installation on boot. After Windows i installed Ubuntu 14.04. I want to try something new ...
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Powered down my laptop during a drive partition, any way to save some data?

I was in the process of partitioning my laptop drive which was running the latest version of Ubuntu when I was forced to turn it off, knowing the damage it could cause. When I turned it on later it ...
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Add Windows 7 to boot menu

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS - system restore /dev/sda2 13 4674 37436416 ...
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List all services starting at boot

I'm looking for a way to get a list of all the services (/etc/init.d or upstart or systemd), which are supposed to be starting (or having been started at) boot. How do you get a list of all starting ...
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Impossible to boot after proprietary drivers installation (Nvidia)

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 before, with the suggested proprietary drivers (can't remember exactly which version). I've just updated to Ubuntu 15.04. Everything is working fine with open source drivers. ...
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problem dual-booting Windows with EFI and 2 hard disks

I've searched everywhere for answers to the problems I'm having, and can't find a solution. I hope someone here can help. I have a Thinkpad T420 with two hard disks. The first hard disk is internal ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 USB devices powered off at encrypted root password prompt

Since my update from Ubuntu 14.04 -> 14.10 -> 15.04 it sems that i cannot boot my system anymore as i am stuck at the password prompt when ubuntu appempts to mount my encrypted root partition. The ...
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Partitions deleted, disk cleared, but boot info still there

I've been trying to set up my ThinkPad T420 to boot Windows 10 Technical Preview on disk 0 (/dev/sda) and Ubuntu on disk 1 (/dev/sdb). I've reinstalled many times, and now I'm having trouble booting ...
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error: no such partition entering rescue mode grub rescue>

i have dual boot in my laptop win7 and linux.Accidentally i deleted linux partition.now when i try to boot it is showing following error error:no such partition entering rescue mode grub rescue i ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu, after messing with GRUB file

I use Ubuntu 14.04 (alone, no dual boot) and today it installed a new kernel (3.13.0-49). For some reason, it did not work well with my system, the mouse did not respond, and neither did my network. ...
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/dev/sda1 /boot corrupted

I am running a Ubuntu 14.04 on an IBM-Thinkpad X61 tablet (no Windows dual boot) and it seems I have corrupted my /dev/sda1 /boot. Symptoms: 1- When I login to home window, a "System Program Problem" ...
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“The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining”

After a recent update, I'm getting an alert saying: The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining But my computer has plenty of HD space free. Does anyone know how I resolve this. (If its ...
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Can't boot any live cd anymore

I have a dual boot setup on a UEFI machine, and until today I had no problems with this setup. However couple of days ago I tried installing Fedora 22 Beta. I was able to boot to the menu with: ...
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Problems booting Ubuntu, “gave up waiting for root device”

I had very odd things happen after I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 installation to the newer 13.10. I decided to upgrade version by version to avoid losing my configuration. The upgrade from ...
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Will not reboot even after using boot-repair

My system will not boot up in ubuntu after installation and running boot-repiar. the link given is: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10873929 No boot sequence is shown, just boots directly into windows 8.1 ...
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Burg boot loader themes are not working

My Burg Boot Loader in Ubuntu 14.04 , isn't showing themes. I have Tried Installing Burg Many Times by different methods . but the themes are not working at all They are not shown up on burg-emu nor ...
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How can I change the default boot text (Ubuntu 14.04) to custom text? [duplicate]

I am wondering how to change the text that displays "Ubuntu 14.04 . . . ." on boot to a custom text. Edit: I am talking about the ASCII text during the boot process, not the Ubuntu logo.
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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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Inaccessable Ubuntu Partition

I am having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu installation, I am a Linux Noob so please excuse me. I installed Ubuntu, disabled fast boot, partitioned the disk removing the pre-installed Windows 8. It ...
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Can not support a full graphical boot with 14.04 LTS

What could be the difference between a standard booting and to do it with recovery mode/resume sequence? In my case, if I do it in the standard mode, the computer boots but freezes after a while when ...
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How to fix start up errors post upgrade to 15.04 Vivid Vervet from 14.10

My upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 Vivid went extremely well but upon reboot I got a new start up error. /sse/media not found, /ssf/media not found, and so on to /ssg, /ssh, /ssi and more. The machine ...
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USB bootable windows iso with unetbootin494

as the title says, I'm trying to make a bootable win7 USB drive using unetbootin494, i downloaded the file, made it executable from properties, but when i double click nothing happens, i tried ...
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How to boot from my old ssd

i wanted to try ubuntu, and made a bootable Memory stick and the ubuntu installer and try ubuntu works just fine. But now ubuntu or something overrides my macs boot menu and I do not know how to get ...
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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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UNetBootin and Partition Wizard

I'm trying to burn ISO to my 4GB Usb drive because i set boot partition as active I can't find this option in GParted. I have set in BIOS to boot up from usb but it says No Operating System Found when ...
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Have to CTRL+ALT+DEL to get GRUB menu HP Pavilion ze2000 Ubuntu 12.10

I've got a HP Pavilion ze2000 with a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 and after I got my wireless working, (12.10 HP Pavilion ze2000 wireless doesn't work) I'm ready to tackle this GRUB menu issue. ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 - No grub screen. Need to Ctrl Alt Del to reach grub

Turning the machine on or rebooting leads to a black screen right after the brand logo (Acer) splash screen. Nothing happens until I hit Ctrl+Alt+Del, which kind of reboots but shows the grub menu. At ...
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ubuntu can not boot after suspend

If I suspended ubuntu, it can be waked up and works well. But I can't restart it, there would be a black screen with a cursor blinking. If I insert the live-usb and reboot with it, then try ubuntu, ...
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Installing Grub on a cloned SSD with W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

First af all sorry if its to obvious but i'm a newbie. I have a regular hard drive with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 currently using grub as bootloader and I want to replace the HD with a smaller ...
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My /boot is almost full [duplicate]

It seems like this is not the same for every one. I don't want to mess it up so it will not boot. I think this will help to show others what I have and what I should do: :~# df -h Filesystem ...
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Dual booting machines

Is it possible to run a dual boot machine by installing Windows on one hard drive in the machine, and installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive inside the machine?
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Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs)

I downloaded 12.04.1 and md5 sum checked them and everything is good. Made a live usb and booted up... Just gets to where its about to start with the purple ubuntu loading screen then it goes back ...
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PXE Boot Recent Ubuntu Live CDs

I've been having trouble with recent Ubuntu live CDs trying to boot off of them via PXE. My ultimate goal is to rebuild an old Ubuntu 9.04 diskless box using the newer Ubuntu 12.04.4 build. When ...