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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I can't boot: SMBus Host Controller not enabled

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 on Hydrahost without the GUI and run on console only. I need to autologin my guest user and try to follow the answer on this page, but it turns out make my Ubuntu ...
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Why is my flashcache device /dev/mapper not appearing for the root partition cache? [closed]

I successfully set up a flashcache for a data partition and am now struggeling with the setup for the root partition. I followed the DKMS README and can either boot into initramfs shell where I can ...
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Grub dont shows after windows 8.1 update [duplicate]

I had ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed in dual boot with windows 8 with grub2 as boot manager. The problem arose when the updated windows 8 for windows 8.1, now grub is no longer displayed when starting ...
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Ubuntu Server doesn't boot after initial install boot on external hard drive

I have read a number of posts about similar issues but nothing so far has done anything to help me. I am also fairly inexperienced with setting up linux distributions. I am trying to instal Ubuntu ...
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Booting Problem after removing old kernels and having run boot repair

Having cleared old kernels, I am unable to boot into Ubuntu 14.04. After a suggestion here, I ran boot repair, which came up with the following URL http://paste.ubuntu.com/10816487. Could someone ...
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Why does the screen go dead until I press escape every time I boot up?

I have Ubuntu Studio 14.04, it is the only operating system on my machine. Every time I boot up, the BIOS loads, and then the screen goes dead and will stay that way unless I press ESC, in which case ...
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The disk drive for /u01 is not ready yet or not present

when i boot i see this message The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, or Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery. i want solution to remove this message and ...
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cant install windows 8 while ubuntu is already installed ! [want to dual boot] [duplicate]

I am having ubuntu 12.04 LTS , I was trying to install windows8 but at the partition selection i got this error " We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing partition" . But i had ...
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Error while booting Ubuntu 14.04

I am a beginner with Ubuntu. My laptop is working fine and very fast ever since I made the transition from Windows! So no regrets... In Windows I used Bluestacks to use Whatsapp on the PC. I also ...
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I can't install ubuntu on my asus s451l

I have a new computer and unfortunately it came with an operating system called windows. I want to install ubuntu on it but I have falied epicly, apparently it has something to do with UEFI. I already ...
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Does someone mind taking a quick look at my boot-repair log? No operating system found

Symptoms: Previous Ubuntu install worked fine for a while (months?). One day the interface disappeared, leaving visible only folders that happened to be on the Desktop. After some troubleshooting ...
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How can I make Ubuntu not mount efi partition by default at startup?

I've a Asus laptop with windows 8.1 pre-installed, I've managed to install Ubuntu alongside it, and for some days it worked fine. Today, out-of-the-blue, Ubuntu just goes black screen and I'm back at ...
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Ubuntu installed alongside W8, W8 wont boot anymore, live usb isnt recognized

I think I might be screwed. I normally run preinstalled windows 8.1 on my Lenovo IdeaPad P400 touch, and I decided to try out dual booting Ubuntu 14.04, having never used Linux before. I edited the ...
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Ubuntu suddenly restarts and is unable to mount /boot/efi anymore

My problem is the following: I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 in my asus laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1, everything went great and I managed to have grub doing dual boot and I used both OS's for ...
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No Boot options [closed]

I was trying to install Ubuntu from a bootable USB on my medieval Acer desktop, it currently has windows 7 ultimate. The boot settings only show the order of things to boot from; hard drive, LAN, ...
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Unsecure boot on macbook pro

first i would like to mention i'm not using dualboot. I own a macbook pro 15", retina display with intel iris pro. model 11,2. Just booted ubuntu 15.04 from usb pen, and installed using full disk. ...
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Installing Ubuntu/ElementaryOS on a 2560x1440 display (X1 Carbon Lenovo) [closed]

I just put a Ubuntu / ElementaryOS 14.04 64bit LTS version on a USB Stick an tried installing it on my X1 Lenovo Carbon 2nd GEN with a High DPI Display. When the install dialogues load up it looks ...
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installing ubuntu 14.04 from usb error

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 from a gorilla 32gb flash drive, it will install and on reboot if i take out the usb as the computer starts up i get a message telling me to insert ...
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I recently upgraded ubuntu 12.04 to ubuntu 14.04 and now its showing bootloop

I tried to upgrade ubuntu 12.04 Lts to 14.04 Lts (trusty tahr).my connection is bit laggy and had losted connection 4-6 times.everytime after connection loses next time it will ask for partial ...
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dhcp is not working

I am using 14.04 and installed isc-dhcp-server in my ubuntu. here is my dhcp configuration. INTERFACES="eth0" allow booting; allow bootp; subnet 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 { range ...
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How to fix partition table where partitions are moved outside of drive and are overlapping?

So, I was trying to do a resize of a partition to make a partition for my linux install. As such I simply tried doing a resize on my Windows OS partition. Performed the resize using GParted. Created a ...
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In Elemenary os, grub wont load anything but itself [closed]

I am running Elementary OS Freya as the only currently installed OS on my laptop, I have tried to install various operating system via USB and UNetbootin, however my grub for some reason just will not ...
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Ubuntu long boot

my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was booting normally and one day it started to boot for a very long time and I don't know why. I'm uploading a log from bootchart maybe anyone can help me with this problem. ...
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baktrack installation stopped, the computer will not boot

this is my first time in the forum. I run a hp laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu on it (lucid lynx I think). I was running baktrack on a usb on this laptop, when I by mistake used the install.sh with ...
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UNetBootin and Partition Wizard

I'm trying to burn ISO to my 4GB Usb drive because i set boot partition as active I can't find this option in GParted. I have set in BIOS to boot up from usb but it says No Operating System Found when ...
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There is no launch menu. In window there is no close and minimize buttons

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2. There is no launch menu. In window there is no close and minimize button. After the bootup, I can only see the wallpaper. Right click is working.
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Boot error on ubuntu 14.04

After having installed boot-repair I got this message. What should I do to fix this?
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Struggling to boot back into windows after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have a question, and hold on, could be a long one. Previously, I have dual booted my computer with linux mint 17.1. I do not know how I bypassed Uefi, but I somehow disabled it. So, previously I ...
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Ubuntu doesn't showup while booting

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 8 in my Samsung Series 5 np535u4c notebook in a 52 gb disk called Ubuntu. Ubuntu grub screen showed up inttially (till I booted to Windows ...
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How to get blue screen of OS choose when installed Ubuntu 14.10 with with windows 8.1 [on hold]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 with windows 8.1. Installation done successfully. But when i start my computer it show Ubuntu boot menu (snap shot 1) to choose os, but i want the blue screen os choose ...
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Stuck on splash screen on boot, can't type into tty terminal

After some upgrades (I believe it was for Ubuntu 12.04, wasn't me that ran the upgrade), the boot process became stuck on the splash screen (purple, dots moving along). Presuming the desktop manager ...
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Ran apt-get clean now I can't boot

This may a bit of a long story, but there were a lot of parts and i'm not sure what exactly caused my problem so please hang in there :) So i was having trouble with running out of space when trying ...
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lsb_release consuming time during boot

as per various suggestions found elsewhere on the net, I commented motd related lines in etc/pam.d/login #session optional pam_motd.so motd=/run/motd.dynamic noupdate #session optional ...
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Installed dualboot ubuntu & win7 on two separate drives

First of all, I am total linux noob, so do not judge. I needed Ubuntu for dual-boot, and since I knew that I would not use it that often, I installed it on my other drive. The goal was to not have any ...
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Where is my download folder?

I'm trying to create a Bootable USB with UNetBootin.However, when I click to search for my .iso it only shows Computer and inside that it has a Homeand a root folder. I really need to know how to get ...
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Cant boot in Ubuntu on chromebook

I have an Acer Chromebook C720 I wanted to run exe files so I decided to download Ubuntu. I successfully followed an online tutorial that used a Crouton it all worked fine. But after shutting down and ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 LTS using the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8" option. Ubuntu boots and works fine but when I try to boot into Windows 8 it freezes into a purple screen. My laptop is ...
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IBM ServeRaid M1015 suddenly not mounting on boot

It seems that after updating my server running Ubuntu Server 14.04 my ServeRaid is no longer mounting hdds on boot. Instead I get the "Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery." They are all ...
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Problem with booting Ubuntu from an external HDD

As usual, I apologize in advance if someone else asked this before althoguh I've checked the forum but couldn't find something (exactly) similar to solve this. I have 2 laptops, one with windows 7 ...
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How to make grub2 recognize other Ubuntu installations again?

Until 13.10 and the grub2 version used there (version number is 2.02~beta2-... since years/multiple Ubuntu releases) parallel Ubuntu installations on other partitions (both with and without separate ...
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GRUB installation for make USB bootable

Through following a tutorial to make a bootable Windows USB from Ubuntu 14.10 using PC that use BIOS, I opened terminal and run sudo grub-install --target=i386-pc ...
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Dual Boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my PC with MBR 1TB disk which already has Windows 7 installed on C drive. I created a 25 GB partition for Ubuntu so expect it to show up under 'Installation ...
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Dual HDD manual partitioning woes

Wondering if anyone can lend a hand. Installed an SSD in my laptop, now have two drives (SSD for efi patition and /) (HDD for /home & swap). I am able to install uefi mode with all distros (Arch, ...
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Install Ubuntu on external harddrive

I have a Lenovo desktop with Windows 8.1 Pro installed. The computer has a 64-bit processor (Intel(R) Core (TM) i5-4460) I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive with two 465GB partitions. ...
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booting ubuntu 14.10

I have a Compaq Presario S4100NX 2.5 ghz, 1gb ram, nvidia geforce 6200 512mb, 80g ide hard drive. I removed the video card to install Ubuntu 14.10 then reinstalled the video card; I found and ...
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My other operating system has vanished even after installing boot reapir, I can't see my other operating system

After installing Lubuntu, I have never found a dual boot option, so I googled this problem and then installed boot repair, and processed it. There are 2 news one is good and the other is extremely ...
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Entering Rescue mode after formatting Partition containing Ubuntu

So I Formatted the partition having Ubuntu and when I restarted it said error no such partition. Entering rescue mode... I tried following the online answers concerning listing all the partitions ...
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Unable to boot any Linux distro (DVD/USB)

I have a Compaq HP 6730s since 2009. I'm not using it that much but I really want to try some Linux distros on it. My laptop didn't come wih any Windows installed but FreeDOS. First I had Windows XP ...
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How to install Windows 8.1(10) in a pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04

I am currenty using Ubuntu 14.04 and I need to install Windows 10 as dual boot. I create new ntfs partition for install Windows, But I get the following error when selecting the desired partition: ...
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Ubuntu boot from another drive

I have two hard drives on my laptop, one of these is an SSD. First, I installed Windows 8.1 on the SSD and then, Ubuntu on other hard drive. I have partitioned the drive into 50GB while the rest is ...