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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 to edit a boot Partition

I am trying to install Fedora alongside Ubuntu and it won't let be edit the partition that Ubuntu is on, so I can't put Fedora on it, is there a way to get around that?
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Update GRUB with encrypted LVM on second volume/drive?

On one machine I have an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sda that I can boot into. On the same machine is a second drive with an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sdb (that ...
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How can I setup a LTSP server on VMWare?

I have VMware Workstation 10 and I set the networking to bridged. How can I use my existing network and router. My local router address is 10.0.1.1, and my Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0. What I am ...
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Win 7 won't boot after Ubuntu 14.04 install

I have a system with two HDDs, one 1tb and one 500gb. I installed windows 7 onto the 1tb hard drive fine, and used that for a day. Installed Steam and my steam library fine (as I'm only using windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot, Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S

I've set up Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio (VGN-NW11S), dual boot with Windows 7. The computer is approx. 4 years old. It worked fine for 1 week or so, but since a few days it doesn't boot any more. I ...
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Cannot boot into Live CD (12.10), Live USB (14.04), or Boot-Repair USB

I am trying to boot into Ubuntu on removable media in an attempt to fix my bootloader for a Ubuntu 12.10 install on an HDD. However, it seems that I'm not able to boot into any of the media I've ...
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Reinstalling Lubuntu

I got a problem when I tried to reinstall Lubuntu. I tried UnetBootIn, Live USB, UUI, and PenDriveLinux, but they all failed. A friend told me that my USB needed to be reformatted to FAT32 by using ...
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installed ubuntu 14.04…now can't get access to windows 8.1 which was pre installed on my laptop…plz help [on hold]

i can access only ubuntu now as if windows was never there.i installed ubuntu normally by partitioning C drive.I am not able to see my other windows drives also in ubuntu. I even tried bootkey....this ...
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Ubuntu installation - potential hard drive defects

Managed to get into trouble. Installed completely hideous video card drivers (from amd's website linux driver section from where I thought I'd be getting good stuff :< ) after which I couldn't boot ...
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What is ubuntu doing on bootup during black screen?

I have noticed that when I start up my laptop, it shows GRUB like usual but then it black screens for about 5 seconds, displays a message about support for core revisions 0X15 and 0X17 being disabled, ...
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How to recover data from corrupted os? (More info in comments) [closed]

Okay, my Mom has an Acer Aspire E1-472P 6860, and Windows has gotten corrupted and kind of just failed. It gives me the acer logo when I turn it on and then the message," Sorry, your pc has ...
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Can you install Ubuntu on a Windows 8 laptop without CD/DVD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 8.1. I do not have a CD/DVD drive nor a USB stick. What I would like to know is how to install Ubuntu on a partition of your main hard drive without a ...
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How to create a bootable usb stick for ubuntu on RHEL 6 [on hold]

I want to create a bootable usb stick for installing ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. Currently I have access to an RHEL 6 machine. Ubuntu has guides for installing from usb stick, and two methods ...
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Very slow boot Ubuntu 14.04 Asus laptop

Quick question here. I've got Ubuntu 14.04 on a Asus U36JC (i5, dual boot Windows 7). I think I started this laptop on Ubuntu 11 or 12 and have updated always without wiping the hd. It used to boot ...
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Support for cores revisions 0x17 and 0x18 disabled by module param allhwsupport=0

I was wondering if there is a fix for this problem, as every time I boot my laptop this message comes up. Is there any way to get rid if it? Thanks.
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Ubuntu 14.10 taking a long time to boot

So, this has only started happening about a week back for no apparent reason. Ubuntu takes almost 4-5 minutes stuck at the purple Ubuntu screen for no apparent reason. Furthermore the GRUB 10-second ...
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Boot into Ubuntu without GRUB

Finally, I decided to go down the Ubuntu route and hit the first problem. It is not a big problem but more like a convenient feature! I have no experience in Linux at all and I need a help. I have ...
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'No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed' after using Boot-Repair no dual-boot

I just installed ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64 on a desktop computer. I get the 'No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed' when booting. The only way to boot Ubuntu is to go the BIOS ...
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Ubuntu will not load since I updated to 14.10

I have used the older versions over a year. After the latest update only the background shows. After searching similar problems on online forums I did the following: Ctrl-Alt-F1, I run xfdesktop, it ...
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How Do I install Ubuntu on a Dell laptop with no current operating system and on a Acer swift with windows 8 [duplicate]

Is there anyone who can provide with simple clear instructions on how to install Ubuntu on a relatively new dell laptop with no current operating system, it recently had it's hard drive completely ...
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Dual Boot Menu Missing - Can't open Luna [closed]

I'm certain that I correctly installed Elementary Luna OS alongside Vista, but my computer doesn't seem to recognize it. There is no dual boot menu, and when I press F12 or F8 during start up, I ...
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I upgraded Ubuntu and now it wont start

I just upgraded my Ubuntu (sorry, i don't remember the version, it's the most recent), and now when it's starting it says that the disk is missing or not ready. I waited one hour but nothing happens. ...
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Can not Install on a Dell Latitude laptop --

The laptop always boots winXP and requests an Administrator password. I went into the setup where I attempted to reset all passwords and the start up order but the Admin password is still demanded. ...
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Boot stucks on logo screen after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 my computer cannot boot anymore, it stucks at the logo screen (with animated dots). I'm using Windows to post this question. By displaying the boot process, I see ...
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Add a drive - install windows - dual boot? [duplicate]

I am running the latest Ubuntu. I would like to add a new drive from which I can dual boot Windows 8. Is this possible without re-installing Ubuntu? Dedicated Ubuntu drive, existing Ubuntu install, ...
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Grub: preferred video interface at boottime

My HDTV is connected through HDMI. My desktop through DVI. At boottime grub displays the bootmenu ( where I can choose for Windows or Linux) only on the HDMI interface. Since my TV is off during most ...
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“Too many full retries, give up” Error. How can I fix this?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. GRUB is not fully showing up and I reinstalled it as well as upgraded the Kernel and that didn't change anything. It gives me an error: "ERROR too many full retries, ...
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How to repair win7 boot?

I use win7 + ubuntu 14.04. I'm not sure how to cause this problem. The situation is I can see boot menu with win7 but without working. When I press enter on win7, it splash and show the same menu ...
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Problem with installing Ubuntu on my macbook

I am installing Ubuntu on my macbook with an USB stick. The USB stick booted and i started the installation. When it asks me to restart to complete the installation i do so. But when i start up again ...
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error: invalid arch independent ELF magic [duplicate]

The system cannot boot up, pls advise how to do problemshooting. error: invalid arch independent ELF magic grub rescue>
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Ubuntu partition deleted and cannot boot

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu 14.04LTS partition lately (with Arconis Disk Director under Windows 7), now I cannot boot either into Ubuntu or Windows. After I start my computer, I will be brought ...
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14.04 - Proprietary wireless card driver on MBP installs on USB, not on HD

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook Pro, and so I tried running it off a USB key to see if there were any issues. The one proprietary driver needed, Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless ...
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Previously I had Ubuntu on this machine, but now it won't install

I currently have windows 7 and would like to completely switch to Ubuntu. I've had Ubuntu on this machine before, but now it refuses to install, it give's me a 1994-2012 H. Peter Anvin et al error. ...
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Cannot mount GPT Windows partition

I had a Windows 7 machine with 167GB. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it, so I shrank the partition into 111GB and 56GB. Afterwards I installed Ubuntu 14.10 32-bit in the newly created 56GB partition. ...
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Ubuntu server error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. grub rescue>

Hi i installed the latest Ubuntu server 14.04 and rebooted a few times perfectly and now when i last reboot it, i get the following error: error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. grub ...
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Use Parted to change a partition's flag state

I had a Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with one SSD and one SATA hard drive. I had a problem with the SSD that my system was installed on. I replaced the SSD and installed a new 14.04 on to a it. The /home and ...
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black screen & restarts after upgrade to 14.10

I recently upgraded my netbook (Lenovo S205) from 14.04 to 14.10. After the restart, it just restarts over and over. I see the boot menu where I can press F2 to get into BIOS and F12 to choose the ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS using command line only. My set up is: 2 x 64GB SSD disks configured in Raid 1 and running the Op Sys. 4 x 3000GB disks in Raid 5 for storage 3 x 2000GB disks in Raid ...
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Just getting started with Linux

Heyo! Very excited to get using Linux. I'm a low level IT support tech and am used to windows, and never considered Linux just because there wasn't any reason to do so. Picked up a free Lattitude ...
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I can't Boot into Ubuntu after deleting windows partition

I started out just with Ubuntu on my computer in a 200GB partition. I wanted to install windows xp. I booted up into the xp installation disk and created a new partition for xp. After it was installed ...
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Live linux USB to boot on a MAC but made on a PC? Please assist!

Good afternoon, Piggy-backing off of the only internet link from google (listed below) that i can find, i'm trying to get more info on this subject. How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a separate SSD than windows and swap drive to use both

I have windows 8 laptop whose hard drive could be swapped easily. From my previous dual boot experience, working with windows 8 and ubuntu at the same time could cause some trouble. Also, I am using a ...
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system directly booting to windows without showing grub menu

I have hp pavillion 15 n203tx preinstalled with windows 8.1. I installed ubuntu 14.04 in it. and then it use to show a grub menu everytime I turn my system. the menu was- 1). ubuntu 2). advanced ...
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Boot Device Not Found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Hard Disk- (3F0)

after using UBUNTU 14.04 ive been wanting to try out a few other operating systems,so ive tried installing Zorin,gOS,Mint,Fedora and more but no matter what my laptop refuses to read the boot devices ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso will not boot

I have an old XP laptop that I want to refresh by using Linux. Downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso and burnt onto DVD as an image, not just copied the iso file. Changed the boot order to boot ...
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How to install a new version of ubuntu over an already double boot ubuntu/windows?

here is my question: I've installed ubuntu in a partition of the same disk where it is windows 7. Now i've grub that allows me to choose between windows and ubuntu. I would like to replace this ubuntu ...
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How to flash bios on Shuttle XPC with USB stick [duplicate]

I want to update bios on my machine with SZ87R000.201 version. I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 and I have a USB stick and a DVD-ROM available. The FAQ on Shuttle website has instruction only for Windows ...
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How can I get my 1TB drive to mount and unlock?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a 1TB hard drive on my computer. I wanted to try UbuntuMATE on an old 40GB hard drive and installed it on the 40GB hd. I had my 1TB hard drive plugged in while ...
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Can plymouth be made to apply already know work arounds for proprietary drivers automatically?

As a long term ubuntu user, I am disappointing that plymouth is pretty much the same as when it was first introduced. We have to manually apply fixes after we choose to use proprietary drivers, which ...
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After inserting a new OS entry, GRUB2 asks for password

Yesterday I installed a new fresh Ubuntu system, and installed Android-x86 in another partition. Then I followed this tutorial to add an entry for Android-x86. My 40_custom file: #! /bin/sh -e cat ...