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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USB FTDI devices work only sometimes on 14.04.1

I hope that you could help me with a really frustrating problem. I use Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS and I have three Argolis Smargo Smartreaders V2 which I use with a program called OSCam. When I boot ...
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Quick question about Ubuntu on External HDD

I'm new to Ubuntu and after some Google search, I manage to install Ubuntu on my external drive (4 partitions) with the following setup: sdb1: Ubuntu and Grub (60gb) sdb2: swap (7GB) sdb3&4: file ...
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Booting Android with GRUB, but how?

I have a small problem. I have seven partitions: Device Boot Begin End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 206848 219013119 109403136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT <-- ...
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EFI installation fail

EDIT: I managed to resolve part of the problem myself. Now I am left with this. I have a Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101 with pre-installed Windows 8. I did had Ubuntu installed before, but after a ...
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I can't access the grub menu during bootup of Ubuntu server 14

I cannot access the grub menu when booting up Ubuntu server. I have tried the options in the following three threads: How to enable GRUB menu on Ubuntu 12.04 server? I can't get grub menu to ...
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LTSP client boots on busybox

I've installed an LTSP server on my linux desktop 12.04 (virtual machine), set all the necessary network settings. Now I created a thin client using virtualbox, booted (after starting up the server ...
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Bootable USB Ubuntu

I see that this has been asked around here before. But not only are the answers over a year out of date, they all point to a Windows installer that is known to have a virus. I know this for a fact ...
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windows 8 cannot boot after installation of ubuntu 14.04

after installation of ubuntu 14.04 , my windows 8.1 fails to start and shows oxc000000001, I used boot repair system wich fixed my ubuntu and it is working now but windows 8.1 is not loading :(, ...
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Dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Ubuntu with a dual boot mechanism. For some days i was unable to boot into Ubuntu. Windows 8 booted just fine. After some days when i switched my laptop ON, Ubuntu 14.04 booted up ...
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RE : Installing Ubuntu on a NTFS Flash Drive

I wanted to create a bootable Windows and Ubuntu on my flash drive. Due to FAT32 constraint on Windows, I formatted my flash drive to NTFS. But after i installed Ubuntu into the flash drive and boots ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS 32 bit not booting

When Ubuntu 14.04 LTS trys to boot I get several lines like this: Bad I/O access at port x20000 (out1(val, port) The port numbers go from x2000 through x2024 at that last message the boot stalls and ...
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Syslinux 6.02 - where to and what has to be copied to create a working manual install?

I've managed to setup a USB Stick for UEFI booting using rEFInd, and would like to extend it for legacy BIOS booting using syslinux. However, I am missing a step and can't find out how to solve it. ...
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How to move Linux on a USB stick to a hard drive partition?

I was running Ubuntu on a USB stick for a while because my hard drive had failed. It had two partitions. I recently installed a new hard drive and installed Windows on it. I created a new partition ...
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How Do I install Windows on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Now the time has come for me to quit. I am not able to manage with Ubuntu, I should not blame the developers rather I should blame myself for not understanding. I would humbly request the experts to ...
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After memory upgrade system boot to blank screen

I just upgraded a PC from 2G of RAM (2x1Gb) to 3G (2x1G + 2x512M) after finding a pair of memory modules in a drawer. The PC boots ok, I see grub welcoming message (just a second) and then screen ...
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Couldn't find kernel image :/isolinux/isolinux.cfg on USB FLASH Drive [on hold]

I have ACER ASPIRE one net book with Windows 7 32BIT Installed the Universal USB creator Created the Desktop Ubuntu USB drive by following the options given Booted my system then got this error. ...
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problem booting dell latitude 3440 ubuntu

just got dell latitude 3440 with ubuntu preinstalled I want to install another OS I tried to do it from CD, but the optical drive did not show in the boot options so I then tried to do it from flash ...
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Use refind over gurb (grub starting after refind)

So im dual-booting Windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04, both on a GPT partition type in a Gigabyte hybrid uefi (both were installed as uefi) When i choose windows, it boots correctly but when choosing ubuntu ...
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Linux Full Installation on USB (Windows 8.1 Surface Pro 1) UEFI issue

I see a few similar questions but I haven't found one that had a solution yet for me. So, forgive me if this seems redundant. As the title implies, I want to install an Ubuntu fork (LinuxLite 2.0) on ...
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A bit of a keyboard problem

So I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a solution anywhere nor can I find a problem exactly like mine so maybe someone can help me. I want to be very specific just in case I did something ...
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ubuntu Server asus chromebox won't boot unless I have a hdmi display plugged in

So I installed Ubuntu Server on my Asus Chromebox, all works great except I have a strange issue. Ubuntu won't boot unless I have a hdmi display plugged in I've tested this over and over. If I plug ...
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Mint Grub can't find USB [closed]

Whenever I boot my laptop with Linux Mint 17, it gets stuck at the logo screen, saying: Starting CUPS printing spooler/server This goes on for a few minutes and then it stops and starts that same ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting properly even from live cd

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 on my pre installed windows 8 laptop and it was running great. But suddenly i'm facing this problem. When ever i turn on/restart my laptop from last ubuntu uses/ubuntu it ...
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14.04 only works through recovery though badly

since I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 I can't boot in any other mode than through recovery mode. If I don't, the mouse hardly works then freezes, same for keyboard. Still, after using the recovery mode ...
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Problems with my Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits bootable USB [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my computer by using a bootable USB but I keep getting this error: SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25 Copyright (C)... Unkown keyword in configuration file: ...
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PC no longer boots after partitioning second hard disk

I have a PC with two identical disks. Initially I completely ignored the second disk (/dev/sda), setting up the full system on the first one (/dev/sda). I got as far as a fully operational system. ...
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ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. On 23 August 2014 I ran in terminal sudo apt-get update. Then I rebooted the system. And now I see: ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell ...
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Ubuntu boots to black screen or blinking cursor [duplicate]

I know this looks like a dupe, but I've tried every solution I could find in any other thread. I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04. I'm planning to install in a dual-boot configuration with Windows ...
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Takes Multiple Boots to Load

As a preface, I am very new to Linux/Ubuntu and very new to working a computer that sometimes requires terminal functions. I loaded Ubuntu as a clean install on a Lenovo Ideapad U510 that would no ...
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Multi-Booting from Mulit-Hard Drives

Hello and thank you in advance for reading this message. I was not able to find an answer in the forum and while I'm fairly certain that someone else has had to have experienced this problem in the ...
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Can't boot from USB; no selection option in grub; usb 1st boot choice

First, I have looked through the suggested questions that may have an answer, but nothing seems on point. I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 system. I have decided to play around with some ...
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Has my Ubuntu been deleted?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 as an only OS on my laptop in 250 GB out of 500 GB. I decided to install windows 7 alongside. While installing it, I chose 'unallocated 250 GB' as a location where to ...
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Error message 0xc00000001 while booting Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04, as I switch on my computer I only receive one message which is: Windows Boot Manager, Windows failed to update: status 0xc00000001 What should I do?
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My ubuntu is not booting after upgrading to 14.04 lts and installing cairodock?

I have upgraded my OS from 12.04 to 14.04 and installed Cairo dock.. After that when I click shutdown, the system hangs. So I shut down it by the press and holding power key. After that Ubuntu is not ...
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Can't boot from USB, why Ubuntu 14.04 in EFI mode goes directly to grub?

Ok, i installed Ubuntu 14.04 lts on a machine that formerly had Windows 8 (completely removed it) with UEFI, as far as i know, Ubuntu was installed in EFI mode, this was confirmed with some commands i ...
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How to solve the error AFTER setup an ubuntu in my pc

I have windows 7 my computer. Now i tried to install ubuntu 12.04 in my pc. after installting the ubuntu pc suddenly took restart and after that i see this image on my screen, when the pc starts. is ...
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No bootable device

I know this isn't exactly a Linux problem but I'm getting no help anywhere else. I'm trying to reinstall ubuntu onto my laptop but I keep getting the error "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and ...
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Glitch in the Ubuntu 14.04 Install

I have a 2013 ASUS 64bit system with Windows 7 (Home Prem.) Sp1, 16GB Ram, 3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4770 processor. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 from the official site. Ran MD5SUM and numbers ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Boot Problem

I am currently using windows 7 and wanted to try out Linux. I found out that Ubuntu is the most easy to learn Linux OS. So I create a Live USB of Ubuntu 14.04 with the help of the following link: How ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 do not work

After installing Ubuntu 14.04, my Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu cannot boot anymore, I get the message below, please help me fix it as I cannot use my computer any more. I tried to install boot repair ...
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What does init on Ubuntu do?

I already know that init is the magical program that is needed for booting your computer and managing runlevels, but what is it's real purpose? Why do we even need init in the first place? Why can't ...
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Lubuntu 14.04.1, new installation. Error: “unable to mount /boot”

This is a nearly new install of Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and I'm getting an error at beginning of every boot, beginning about the 6th boot after install. The PC is a 2004 HP ze4200 laptop: 1.8 ghz Celeron ...
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Thinkpad T20 not booting from 14.04.1 32-Bit CD

A have download and burned Ubuntu 14.04.1 32-bit to a disc to install on my IBM ThinkPad T20, but it wont boot. It just sits there at a black screen with a blinking cursor(can't type anything either). ...
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Read-only filesystem Recovery Mode not working

I have seen other posts of this before, but they didn't help. In short, today I was trying to play Colobot on my Ubuntu Trusty computer, when I tried to access the directory the game was in by ...
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No operating system

I was upgrading my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6000) from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and the power failed. Now I have no operating system stops at "checking battery state [OK] I'm sending this message from ...
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14.04 LTS login window is hidden until mouse pointer is moved to the right

I've upgraded from dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / Windows 7 to dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Windows 7. Before the upgrade, when booting Ubuntu, the login window would appear as expected, waiting ...
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ecryptfs - decrypt and mount at boot with USB key

I have a system running Ubuntu Server as a testbed for some services that I want to get familiar with. I decided to let the installation procedure set up encryption. I knew all along that I would have ...
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Weird screen freeezes when trying to boot after installation

http://youtu.be/GtpqAzzL-XM I just installed Ubuntu on an old computer and whenever I boot it this happens. If someone could help that would be great. THanks!
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Hello all. Can I install from an external cd player

I am completely new to Ubuntu, and want to check it out, so I decided to install it momentarily along windows 7, on my Acer Extensa 5635z. At first, I though of trying the windows installer and ...
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1min+ Boot Time. Bootchart linked

This is my first post, let me know if more information is needed or if I presented it poorly. I'm running a Latitude | E6410 on 14.04 with Nvidia graphics. I have uploaded the bootchart image as you ...