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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How do I reinstall Windows 10 while keeping my dual boot? [on hold]

My Windows has been acting up a lot lately and I want to reinstall it. However, I also want to keep my dual boot. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 64bit. I saw the thread about ...
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Unable to Start any OS after installing Ubuntu to external harddrive

I recently installed Ubuntu to an external hard drive. Ive got Windows 10 installed in my internal drive. After restarting I can not chose any OS, neither Windows or Ubuntu are bring started. Instead ...
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Random freezes at bootup, plus issues with power management on an Asus X556UJ (F556U series)

I just bought a new Asus F556U series laptop that dmidecode identifies as X556UJ. System Information Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Product Name: X556UJ Version: 1.0 ...
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How to convert multi-catalog Ubuntu ISO image to boot it on Macbook 2,1? [closed]

I was struggling for a long time with installing Linux on my Macbook 2,1 from mid 2007 with no luck. Finally I've managed to install Xubuntu i386 and have tried also Ubuntu 14.10 +mac ISO. Both ...
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Unable to Expand Ubuntu Partition using Gparted Live USB

I have 1TB HDD in which 755 GB is Win 7 and 164 GB is ext4 partition out of which 60 GB has Ubuntu OS on it. A small history: I had dual booted a while ago with windows 7 on my laptop, such that I ...
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Can I safely resize the boot partition?

After installing Ubuntu 16.04, the install procedure laid out my hard drive with the following partitions: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ... /dev/sda2 237M ...
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Do I have to partition and install my Ubuntu on the same HDD/SDD as my Windows OS? [on hold]

I have an SSD for my Windows OS, and several other larger drives for archiving stuff. I want to install Ubuntu as a dual boot, so that I can set up a neural network from Github. I won't need to use ...
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installing windows 10 without using an USB or DVD [on hold]

I want to install Windows 10 on my laptop, and booting the installation from the hard drive without using a USB or DVD, because I have some problem reading the installation from the USB and I dont ...
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Solved - 15.04 Issue booting

I'm having some boot problems. I'm typing this on my iPad, so I'll have to post links instead of inserting images. As you can see here, I can't boot: I'm unsure as to whether there's an issue ...
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My laptop boots into BIOS after I installed Ubuntu 16.04

I recently bought a ASUS laptop and Windows 10 was pre-installed in it. So I installed Ubuntu and completely erased Windows 10. But after installing Ubuntu my laptop only boots into BIOS . I checked ...
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Ubuntu, plain wallpaper after boot [duplicate]

I encountered the following problem with my Ubuntu machine. When I startup the computer it ends up with showing me the blank wallpaper without any unity menues or desktop icons. However, it is no ...
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How to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04 starting from the netboot image?

I want to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04, starting with the netboot image The install is via preseeded PXE boot. In the preseed I've tried the ubuntu-desktop task: tasksel tasksel/...
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Ubuntu variant Bodhi Linux Unetbootin installed on SSD [on hold]

I have accidentally installed Unetbootin with Bodhi:Linux on my SSD on my Asus C300 Chromebook with John Lewis' SeaBIOS (not a Chromebook anymore). So now I can't boot from USB anymore as it sees the ...
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Problem booting Server after doing apt-get update apt-get upgrade

I have only been able to get my server to boot using older kernel and have to be at the machine for startup /reboot to get 14.04. I tried boot-repair here is one text file saved - thought I had ...
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I can't burn the ubuntu iso image

Here it is the k3b log saved: Devices ----------------------- PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16RA 1.16 (/dev/sr0, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL) [DVD-ROM, DVD-R ...
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Kubuntu doesn't work after upgrade to 16.04

I have a new System76 Lemur Laptop. It worked fine for a week. I installed Kubuntu, it worked fine. Then I upgraded to Kubuntu 16.04 LTS and the system doesn't boot fully anymore. The Kubuntu logo ...
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Boot takes a long time [on hold]

I find that Ubuntu starts up very slowly (takes minutes) after I tested another Linux release (the swap seems to have been formatted during the installation). Here is my boot log from dmesg but I do ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu yesterday alongside Windows 7 and whenever I start my computer I don't have the option to boot Windows. When the computer starts it goes straight to Ubuntu without giving me an OS ...
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Welcome to emergency mode! after mounting /boot

So, we just had a power outage and since then my Ubuntu server won’t start up anymore. When booting with a display attached it all looks good until after it successfully mounts the boot drive. Then ...
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Can't boot Windows without connecting external device that has Ubuntu installed on it

I made a Ubuntu bootable USB, let's call it USB A. I used this USB A to boot Ubuntu and install Ubuntu (with third party software) in my external hardware device (let's call it USB B) My notebook ...
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Installing Ubunu 16.04 Windows 8 Dual Boot (VERY CLOSE)

So i have successfully installed ubuntu 16 on a windows 8 with uefi. My only problem is in order to get to the grub boot screen i have to press esc during boot. I want grub to load in by default, not ...
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Live CD won't boot on my Alienware x51, ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I known i've asked this before but I thought I had entrusted the ubuntu community to answer my question before, but I will explain it again. I recently purchased a Linux Format Magazine and decided ...
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attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0 only on linux 4.2.0-38-generic (4.2.0-36-generic works)

After a restart and probably auto security updates, my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS machine will not boot into the default option Ubuntu, with Linux 4.2.0-38-generic (using grub 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7). It halts ...
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how to debug Ubuntu start-up with BusyBox

Instead of the usual start-up I'm seeing a screen with GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3 and the following options: Ubuntu, Advanced options for Ubuntu, Memory test (memtest86+), Memory test (...
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Why won't my windows 10 computer boot Ubuntu 16.04 from a usb?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 onto my laptop, which doesn't have a disc drive, so I tried to boot from a live USB. I have followed several tutorials, used various different programs to burn the ...
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Persistent Linux USB won't boot… getting weird error screens, maybe related to UEFI

To start with here are my specs: 970 FTW edition i5 2550k 8 gigs of DDR3 1600 mhz MSI Z77A-G41 250 GB SSD for OS and apps 150 GB SSD for apps 3 TB 5400 rpm for storage 500 GB 7200 rpm ...
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GRUB not showing when dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04

I have just upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04, where 15.10 dual booted with Windows 10. However, now GRUB does not show, and the system goes directly to Windows. Last time I installed Ubuntu 15.10, I had ...
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My localtime is wrong after ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on March. After login in first it was 4 h wrong, second installition 8 wrong, now I installed Ubuntu 16 thrid time and system time is 12 h wrong. I'm located in Finland and I ...
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How do you install Ubuntu on an Intel RST Raid?

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 16.04 to dual boot with Windows 10 on my new PC. I am using an MSI Z170A motherboard and two 512GB M.2 drives. My goal is to RAID0 both drives, and split the single ...
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Does this answer work for UEFI computers?

One of my most popular answers is instructions on how to repair grub. Over time, others have contributed bug fixes to the answer. A recent comment, though, made me wonder if it works on newer UEFI ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0)

I am new at ubuntu. I am using windows 8.1. I want to tried dual boot in my pc and tried to install ubuntu 16.04 with pen-drive then may i lost boot for pen-drive. Still i got kernel panic not syncing ...
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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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what does this mean for a module to have a bad taint?

When looking at the syslog (dmesg), I get several of: <module name>: module has bad taint, not creating trace events What does this mean ?
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS dual boot problem

Some time ago I upgraded to Windows 10 and wanted to give Ubuntu a try as well. After the installation when I restarted my computer I have the options to choose from. When I choose Ubuntu everything ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to TTY1

Alrighty, I have perused the threads already in existence and am finding none of them seem to have the exact combination of variables I've got going. I'm working on a computer using Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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Macbook: boot into GNU Grub after Ubuntu Installation

I am installing Ubuntu (latest version 64 bits) on Macbook Pro 2015. Before Ubuntu, I have already installed Win 10 using bootcamp, and I am installing Ubuntu on an external hard-drive. At the Ubuntu ...
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Question about SSD's failing? Unable to mount partition during install?

I recently bought a Samsung 850 Pro 256GB from Amazon. First thing I do on every device is use openssl to write random AES information to the entire drive openssl enc -aes-256-ctr -pass pass:"$(dd ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 LTS fresh install fsck freeze

I have just installed lubuntu 16.04 on EEE PC, but I am unable to start it because on startup fsck runs and it freezes at: /dev/sda1: clean, 121552/9707520 files, 1258598/38812416 blocks And no ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 boots significantly slower than any earlier version

I am on a DELL Precision 5510 with this specs: 32GB of RAM Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ CPU @ 2.70GHz × 8 1TB SSD OS Type 64bit The boot process takes very long, much longer than any Ubuntu version ...
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lvmetad is not active yet; using direct activation during sysinit

After install Lubuntu 16.04 show the following message during the boot: lvmetad is not active yet; using direct activation during sysinit /dev/mapper/lubuntu--vg-root: clean, 121574/7168000 files, ...
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/dev/sda5: clean, xxxxx/xxxxx files, xxxxx/xxxxx blocks [duplicate]

The HDD partitions are as follw: Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 782335 780288 381M 83 Linux /dev/sda2 251660288 976773119 ...
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My ubuntu 16.04 does not shutdown

I recently installed ubuntu 16.04 alongside windows 7 in my pc and all the features in it are working fine but when i click on shutdown it gets stuck on the violet screen with ubuntu written on it and ...
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Issue creating bootable USB using dd command

It's a while that I'm trying to create a bootable USB drive with a Windows on it. I first tried with Unebootin unsuccessfully, I reckon the reason is the fact that the last version doesn't support any ...
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Partition deleted and now nothing will load - GRUB

I may of accidentally deleted the partition of my HDD where Ubuntu was installed. I have Windows 7 on 1 partition and Ubuntu 14.1 LTS on the other. I've downloaded the same version of Ubuntu and made ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 will not boot after making dumb changes to BIOS settings

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 after recently buying a Thinkpad Yoga 11e and it worked great when first installed. Then after I tried charging it, the screen went all checker-board/ static-y on me. I ...
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linux format magazine cd won't boot?

I recently purchased a Linux Format Magazine and decided to boot the Ubuntu Desktop pack cd into my Alienware x51. I disabled secure boot keys and csm and set the boot order to DVD first then network ...
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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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Grub menu doesn't appear (dual boot)

I have Windows 10 installed on my computer and I decided to use Ubuntu. I've downloaded the latest version (16.04 LTS). After installing the Ubuntu, I couldn't see the grub menu. I've made a dual boot ...
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Can't boot ubuntu from disk [duplicate]

I have an HP Pavilion m7 laptop and am unable to boot ubuntu from the disk. I had previously upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7 and am not certain if this is playing a role. I was able to get into ...