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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apply MacBuntu Boot-screen/Splash in ubuntu 16

after installing the macbuntu transformation pack for my ubuntu 16, when i boot my computor, the MacBuntu Boot-screen/Splash does not come. the apple logo does not show and i dont know why
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16.04 - Unable to reboot system on Raspberry Pi 3

System successfully boots at first time, asks to change password but when I try to reboot it, it says No init found. Try passing init= bootarg. /script/panic/plymouth: line 18: /bin/plymouth: not ...
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SMBus/ BIOS error while booting Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox, but every time I boot, I get an error that says: SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr This happens right after I ...
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How to use the linux version of yumi?

On the pendrivelinux website they is a tool call yumi which you can use to create multi boot flashdrive which is supported Windows and Linux but I am having trouble with finding help on how to use the ...
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Lost Password Ver 14.01 LTS

Tried the suggestions in the thread "How do I reset a lost administrative password?" and when I get to recovery menu and select "root" I do not get a command line that says "Give Root Password for ...
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Disable snapd.refresh.service on 16.04 to speed up boot (no snap packages in use)

I run Ubuntu 16.04 but never installed any snap packages, at least not that I would know of any. Here are my slowest processes at boot: $ systemd-analyze blame | head 9.057s snapd.refresh....
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Laptop loads to black screen intermittently when booting from Ubuntu 16.04 live USB

My hard drive got busted, but since I only need to access a browser for most of my work, I decided to wing it by using a live USB. Unfortunately, there are some problems related to the screen. The ...
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How to modify kernel parameters without causing Kernel panic on OS

This is not a duplicate question of kernel parameters, i already cause a kernel panic on my ubuntu 14.04 distribution trying to improve the performance of Nginx and postgresql, i just want to know how ...
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I crashed /dev/mapper partition using dd to another partition

I have a recently installed server with three disks: 1TB, 2TB, 1.5TB. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS onto the 1TB disk /dev/sda and then tried to mirror that disk onto the 2TB /dev/sdc $ sudo dd if=/...
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Enabling UEFI Secure Boot After Installing Third Party Driver

After a recent upgrade in Ubuntu 14.04, my wireless card (Broadcom) stopped working. After much research, it became apparent that my laptop's UEFI secure boot needed to be disabled due to a change in ...
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Software and USB partition format for creating a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it, on a Mac?

This is my first Linux system, and I'm on a Mac running OS X 10.10.5. I used these steps for downloading Ubuntu, but at Step 5 my USB was just not listed at all. I also just tried using the ...
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Stuck at gdm login loop after failed boot and fsck

So I must've power off my laptop the hard way yesterday when I was in a rush. After trying to boot it today, it popped up with Ash (or whatever it is called - the prompt was: initramfs$ or something ...
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Change the default background that fades from

Whenever I start Ubuntu there is always the default purple background that then fades to my custom desktop background. How do I remove/change it?
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Can't Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, GPU Issue

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as my first distro ever, but it will not work. When I go to install it from my USB a few different things happen. I either get a black screen that keeps blinking, walls ...
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hd0 read error on boot

My computer was hanged while it was shutting down and I had to hard reboot the system by pressing the power button. When the system booted back I got the message error: hd0 read error and the ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu/Win7/ (Ubuntu was installed first) Updating Ubuntu version to latest Format C [on hold]

I have a Dual-Boot Ubuntu/Win7/ System on my old laptop, with Ubuntu installed first, I then updated and edited my version to a text-only Linux-based version, for some reason... Now I need to Update ...
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Accidentally deleted current kernel [duplicate]

I've been very stupid and while trying to free space on /boot, I think I've accidentally deleted my current kernel. How it happened: >>uname -i linux-image-extra-4.4.0-24-generic now uname ...
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Permission Denied updating grub as root

I bought a MSI laptop recently and I struggled to install Ubuntu. Now I have it installed and I have two problems. One of the is that I need to modify the grub file but when I try(update-grub) it ...
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No option to boot Ubuntu in GRUB

let me first say, I'm am recently learning ubuntu. I had it install and everything was fine. I was trying to find a file that udev should have generated but could not find it. I ,dumbly, uninstalled ...
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Lubuntu/Ubuntu 14.04.4 no longer works with casper-rw file on same HDD

We have been using Lubuntu/Ubuntu as a LiveCD image placed on a HDD formatted with ext3 file system. In the root of the file system we place a casper-rw file formatted for ext3. The casper-rw file is ...
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Why doesn't the bootable USB show up in the BIOS?

I followed all the instructions on the Ubuntu website as to how to install Ubuntu using a bootable USB. I got the linux pendrive thing, formatted the USB, and have nothing on it besides what was put ...
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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...
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Grub problems on dual boot windows 10 / ubuntu 16.04 laptop using samsung 950 pro ssd's

I have been googling like crazy to solve this issue and most of the posted solutions have failed. I am trying to dual boot an Alienware 17 R3 computer that came with Windows 10 preinstalled on a 1TB ...
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14.04 Installer crashes after selecting “install alongside Windows 8.1”

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After booting the DVD and selecting "install Ubuntu", it gives me the option of installing alongside Windows 8.1. However, after selecting that option and ...
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Realtek RTL8191SU USB wifi connects only after unplug-replug post booting Ubuntu 16.04

Realtek RTL8191SU USB wifi dongle does NOT auto connect on start up since upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04. Auto connects post unplugging and replugging dongle into usb port. Issue only occurs on booting/...
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LAN not working for 2nd OS of 2nd HDD

I have two HDD. Let me tell you more correctly. I had one HDD where win8.1 was installed and was working fine. Now I connected 2nd HDD in different SATA port but the problem is after installing the ...
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Emergency mode! Can't boot

Suddenly I'm unable to boot Kubuntu! I get kfd kfd errors and GNU GRUB. I'm currently in the Recovery Menu but unsure if this is what I should be doing. How do I boot normally again?
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Ubunutu 14.04 HDD won't boot from from another computer

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a computer and then i moved the HD to my new computer, the OS won't boot but when i boot from Live USB Stick the OS recognizes the HD and the files. What can i do to make ...
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can't partition hard drive correctly during installation

I want to install ubuntu to my pc which has windows 7 already installed. My windows has 3 partitions C:, D: and E:. During Ubuntu installation i want to delete my C: and D: drives and install ubuntu ...
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SD card and USB error reg in ubuntu12.04

I have downloaded some BSP package regarding my embedded computer and The linux os booting on the hyper terminal and now I am trying to boot up onboard/SD card boot up for that I am trying to write ...
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MSI GS70 reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media

I just bought an MSI GS70 and I wanted to install Ubuntu from a Live USB. As suggested by other posts, I switched the boot mode to Legacy and after that the only thing that happens when I start up my ...
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Ubuntu won't boot when choose “Try Ubuntu without installing”

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 to my PC's HDD which has ASROCK's UEFI and windows10 already installed on an SSD. I know there are some problems with installing Linux distributions on UEFI ...
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Meizu MX4 PRO - Ubuntu

I would like to buy the Meizu MX4 PRO (not the MX4 Ubuntu edition)(this one) and I have a question. I read that in normal MX4 (not pro) you can boot Ubuntu, but will I be able to boot it on MX4 pro? ...
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16.04 hanging on boot up 2016 Razer Blade

I recently purchased a 2016 Razer Blade and want nothing more than to use Windows as little as possible. However when booting to Ubuntu live USB it hangs on this. I've never run into this problem ...
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HP Pavilion X2 10: Cannot boot Windows 10 efi [on hold]

I have this new model of detachable HP Pavilion X2 10 (n182ng). I am not able to boot into USB installer for Windows 10. I downloaded iso from Microsoft site and copied onto pendrive using Disks ...
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A dual booted windows with ubuntu doesn't load. How to make it work?

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04. I couldn't hibernate my system so I created a live bootable flash-drive and created a swap partition twice the size of my RAM and a 500Mb more just in case. The part of ...
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How can GRUB access initramfs file if its stored in RAID

I am reading about how boot process in Linux works and just cannot understand one thing: If GRUB is the one who copies initramfs into memory and only after that init process starts (which is then ...
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Usb flash drive doesn't show up on Bios Boot Manager

I'm having some troubles with reinstalling ubuntu on my Acer Aspire E15 laptop. I made a bootable usb with Ubuntu Server on it. If I try to boot it in UEFI mode (the mode that I've already used to ...
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Device Not Found - GRUB rescue

Sorry if this answer is already out here somewhere...I've been trying numerous 'fixes' found here, but nothing is working. Here are the details: I installed Ubuntu Linux LTS on my PC. I have two ...
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usb stopped working after making it a bootable device

My usb is not being detected after making it a ubuntu bootable device.. the second time when I tried to install it on my hard, disk my hard disk stopped working. The hard disks light turns up but its ...
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Computer not booting after update installed!

My Ubuntu 16.04 was working fine until it got updated to the "latest version". Now the whole machine is just conked up. It is just conked up. It shows the following : Scanning for Btrfs filesystems ...
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boot full half installed kernals

I've only had ubuntu for a couple of months so please be gentle as complete noob here. I'm getting the boot full warning that seems to have plagued many on here, but none of the answers seem to work. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS live boot same as install?

I am planning to buy a cheap pc for school, and was thinking about installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on it. I am not sure if it actually works, so I was planning on testing it with a live boot before ...
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Windows Boot Manager is not loading

I installed Ubuntu over Windows 8 in my HP laptop. After installing Ubuntu over Windows 8, the first problem occurred. First problem is Ubuntu grub is not loading and directly goes to Windows 8. Using ...
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Accidently wiped out Windows 8 installation, now cant install windows 8 from USB [migrated]

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 in my machine and accidently wiped out all the windows related date, now the hard disk is showing as a one big partition, Then I tried to create a bootable USB drive and ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 slow boot time

I am very new to linux and am currently dual-booting my pc with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10. I was somewhat surprised by the long boot time compared to Windows 10. I know that Windows 10 has a special ...
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Error Unknown File system

After deleting the lubuntu partition and reboot my pc. i got into grub rescue I tried to do ls I got (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) (fd0) I try this commands set root=(hd0) set prefix=(hd0)/boot/grub but when ...
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Boot into Ubuntu from Android Tablet with Live USB Drive

I have an Android ASUS Slider tablet. I have successfully installed UBUNTU to an 8GB thumb drive. I would like to boot into the thumb drive the same way I do with a windows system except I would like ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 slow boot (apt-daily.service)

Yes i know there is already a question with similar title , but mine is a little different . My boot is horribly slow ,i don't know why. This output from my terminal might help. ashwin@MS-7327:~$ ...
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Writing to a read only linux filesystem disk

I already had Ubuntu 16.04 running but then it stopped working for some reason. So I again installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside the already existing installation because I didn't want to lose data. Now ...