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 didn't come on

After finishing the installation process and restarting the computer, Ubuntu didn't start, and no choosing option of which system I wish to use comes up. Only XP booted immediately. What to do now?
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how do you do a fresh install of ubuntu 14.4 on an existing ubuntu partition

i can only open ubuntu in safe mode now after mistakenly upgrading to ubuntu 14.4 lts,having already done it about a month before. i responded to a pop up window without thinking. How do i do a fresh ...
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Cannot install ubuntu 14.04. Cannot see installation screen when boot from DVD/USB [duplicate]

Hi I have this problem and it is very frustrating. I downloaded 64 bit ubuntu 14.04 and make both DVD and USB drive from the ISO file. I want to install ubunto alongside with my win 8.1. When I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop icons don't display for awhile after reboot

When I boot up my system, the desktop icons don't show up initially. After about 5 minutes, poof there they are. I first noticed it after removing/adding some packages related to sound drivers. I ...
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problem creating bootable disk from lubuntu 14.04

i'm using lubuntu 14.04 and i can't create a bootable usb stick from this OS. i've used 12.04 before and all i had to do was run the bootable device creator, but not id doesn't seem to work. my usb ...
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Using 'dd' command to create bootable USB stick

Why ISO images of some flavours of Ubuntu can be put on USB stick by dd command and boot successfully, while others flavours don't? Moreover it looks like it is dependant of particular USB stick too. ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 14.04 Installation DVD

After a failed upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 I tried to re-install Ubuntu using the DVD. No matter what I try,Try Ubuntu or Install Ubuntu, I get stuck in the boot screen. (I mean the screen with the ...
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Ubuntu boot up after installing

I installed ubuntu using USB and I had no problem installing it but after shutting down the computer and when I turn it on it shows the menus (try ubuntu without installing, install ubuntu, oem ...
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Autoexec.bat equivalents for Ubuntu that run with root privelidges?

On Ubuntu there must be several "autoexec.bat" equivalents as I can see files like rc.local which seem to do very little because the comments in the file says it doesn't work by default and I tried ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from CD/DVD or Flash Drive

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP on it. I wanted to boot Ubuntu from a CD/DVD or my flash drive, but I can't boot it from the CD/DVD I created or the flash drive. The CD/DVD will not ...
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BootableUSB Stick created for installation, doesn't working on Ubuntu13.04

I also Download a ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso file and also created a live USB stick by Startup disk creator. It's status said, Live USB disk creation complete. Then I did restart but nothing ...
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PXE boot with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm currently having a PXE server to perform many different OS' installation over the network. I have a fully functionnal Ubuntu 13.10 live environnement and I would like to give a try on 14.04 ...
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TouchPad is not getting activated whie normal system startup in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am facing a bit strange problem on my laptop which has following configuration: Ubuntu12.04 LTS(Factory Version + 1 Update) 3.2.0-67-generic Dell Inspiron Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz ...
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Broken Ubuntu 13.10 Installation

I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and shutdown my computer and now it boots to a blank screen everytime. The only thing there is a cross shaped cursor. I can boot to terminal using ctrl+alt+f1. Boot ...
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Cannot boot/install linux on MSI Z87-GD65 & GTX 770 (i7-4770K)

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my gaming PC (I use *nix on all my other machines) for quite a while, never got to it really because everytime I get this problem and can't get it to work. So ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu from hard drive after installation of 14.04

i just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer, but for some reason i cannot boot the hard drive. When I select the hard drive, it says something about it not existing, or it was waiting too long for ...
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Samsung 840pro SSD in RAID0… caveats?

We have a SuperMicro X9SRI-F-O board that has two 6gb/s SATA3.0 ports. We currently have a single Samsung 840pro SSD hooked up to the first SATA channel. We want to double the storage and bandwidth by ...
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Persistent memory

I was reading this guide to installing Ubuntu on a flash drive to see if there are any new ways of making a persistent boot, but I had a couple of questions. I like this method bc I can have several ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Upgrade Question (Grub)

Background I have a headless Lubuntu system and have no possibility to add a monitor (Believe me I have tried). When this has gone down in the past (only once) I have had to take the primary disk ...
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“ubuntu” shows up in boot menu but won't boot

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 on an Acer mini desktop via CD over an old Debian install from a year ago (which, incidentally, booted without incident). I blew away windows long ago, no dual-boot, ...
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boot for install crashes on 14.04 (Display related)

Situation: I'm trying to install 14.04 on an ASUS R510DP laptop. Preconditions: I checked my install media and MD5 sum matches. Booting to check install media passes on the USB Drive. Symptoms: ...
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Diskless with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to setup a new diskless solution with ubuntu 12.04 without any success. I followed this howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DisklessUbuntuHowto But the initramfs seems not to be ...
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apwr3_1 and pax Error while Login to ubuntu

Could anyone please give me some suggestions on how to resolve this error ? Or is there any way to reinstall Ubuntu while still keep my data ? Error: apwr3_1 failed to load, you may need to build ...
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Ubuntu not present after install?

I recently got a new laptop (TOSHIBA Satellite C50-B-14D) and just installed a new HDD for it and intended to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I must have done this about 5 times now, but after inserting ...
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How to boot load the kernel using EFI stub (efistub) loader?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running in UEFI mode as only operating system, no dual-boot here. The kernel version is 3.13.0-24-generic. There is an EFI partition. In this case the EFI partition is not at the ...
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Why are there start 'S' symlinks in rc0.d (shutdown) and rc6.d (reboot)?

Start 'S' symlinks in shutdown and restart runlevels? Why are there 'S00-S99' start symlinks in rc0.d and rc6.d? Ubuntu 13.04 directory listing: $ ls -l /etc/init.d/rc6.d lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu in Windows 8 OEM System when USB is not detected

Ok... So I trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and Windows 8.1 Asus OEM on my laptop, and it DOES have UEFI BIOS. So, in accordance with the instructions, I disabled Fast Startup, SecureBoot, but ...
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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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Boot Ubuntu on USB flash drive in Mac OS X 10.4… and Ubuntu

I would like to create an OS-agnostic installation of Ubuntu on a flash drive, that boots under Ubuntu and under Mac OS X. Ideally the process would look like: Install Ubuntu 11.10 (or 12.04 if ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 crashes on startup for newer versions of Linux, possibly related to WiFi

My computer gets to the screen with the Ubuntu logo and the orange/white dots, and then the screen goes black, spits out a lot of error messages, and cannot boot. (If it'd be helpful, I can take a ...
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BOOTMGR missing after installation of Boot-repair: Ubuntu 14.04 onpre-existing Windows 7

I have encountered this problem on my notebook (with pre-existing Windows 7). Initially, I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows, and the Ubuntu installation went well. However, when I ...
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Ubuntu LTS 12.04 PC died after suspend / SATA HD's not recognized

Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS successfully for many months. ASUS mobo. Two HD's on board (WD 250 GB / WD 1 TB). Suspended the PC yesterday and tried to "unsuspend". Nothing happened. System was dead ...
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Battery died while in standby, now why won't ubuntu 14 boot?

My netbook battery died while in standby, and now it will not boot - running Ubuntu 14.04. When I boot recovery, it stops after this seemingly relevant information: mount: mounting ...
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If I turn on the UEFI, will my BIOS mode installed operating systems be damaged in any way?

I have triple boot system. One of them is ubuntu. All of them are installed in legacy BIOS mode. Whenever I boot to Ubuntu, it shows kvm disabled by BIOS. My PC supports UEFI BIOS hardware which is ...
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USB flash drive mysterious label

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used my USB drive to install Kali Linux to another computer. After that, every time I format that drive using gParted with no label, instead of showing something like ...
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Boot failure: failed: command IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE

Trying to install from CD desktop image and getting: ata8.00: exception Emask 0x52 Sact 0x0 SErr 0xffffffff action 0xe frozen ata8: SError: { blah blah } ata8.00: failed command: IDENTIFY PACKET ...
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Ubuntu Server doesn't recognize internet or bootable media

I just installed Ubuntu Server on a fresh new machine. I've run Mint a little on a laptop but that's the extent of my Linux experience. The install seemed to go fine but at the time the machine was ...
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New bootloader for Ubuntu? [on hold]

Challenging it is to get Ubuntu to boot right with single Ubuntu install since the introduction of (U)EFI BIOS. I have had, and am having difficulties getting a new PC boot to from an SSD disk. It ...
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How do I enable the GRUB splash screen in Xubuntu 12.10?

I have Xubuntu 12.10 running fine on a Thinkpad T60. Grub2 is installed as the boot manager and the GRUB....LINUX_DEFAULT is set as "quiet splash". Therefore, Grub should display its splash image ...
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Install plop boot manger to boot to USB

I need help instating plop boot manager onto my PC that is running Ubuntu 14.04 and grub 2 and I can't boot from a CD as the BIOS is no longer recognizing the CD drive and the PC doesn't support USB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will not Boot with AMD RadeonHD 7990 Card

I have been using Ubuntu for a while but not very good in terminal commands or solving issues. I have a problem with booting up when I attach my GPU, where grub freezes to a black screen. If detach ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 crashes on boot on Asus PC

After successfully installing Kubuntu 13.10 (64bit) on my Asus PC, I tried to upgrade to 14.04. After the upgrade completed and I tried to restart, the boot process crashes with a kernel panic, see ...
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AMD R9 280 shows image noise when booted ubuntu 14.04

I just integrated my new AMD R9 280 in my PC. When I start the PC the boot splash screen appears as usual, but as soon as Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit is booted it just shows some image noise (the stuff you ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 updating problem [closed]

I have ubuntu 12.10 running on my laptop Recently I can load Skype but could not log on. So I did sudo apt-get -f install And tried fix the problem Now it is not recognizing the monitor. So now I ...
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No option to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 7

I previously had 12.04 installed via Wubi and have now uninstalled in order to properly partition and dual-boot. However, booting from LiveCD (USB) brings about a black screen after the original ...
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kernel panic - not syncing out of memory and no killable processes [on hold]

I am using ubuntu 12.10.Then I decided to install windows 7 (due to .net requirement ) from pendrive .I have 8 gb of RAM and I removed 4 gb of RAM.Now I tried to install win 7 ,selected partition for ...
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Windows not booting in dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7

I have dual Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my PC. I installed Ubuntu after Windows, and I have issues with GRUB. After installing Ubuntu, there was no boot loader in the start up, with an ...
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Gave Up Waiting For Root Device - Fresh Install 14.04

I am getting the error: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system ...
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Installed ubuntu on external hardrive, tried to boot got grub rescue?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 onto an external hard drive after I partitioned it and everything went well. Assuming I could boot Ubuntu I rebooted the computer and I went into Windows 7, I wanted to be in ...
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Unable to locate package linux

Started boot-repair on live-usb, removed grub, and then was instructed to write in terminal sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda5" apt-get install -y --force-yes grub-pc linux but I get: Reading package ...