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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GDM & Lightdm Not Working After xorg configured

I have an R9 280X set up & it was previously running successfully. Recently I installed latest drivers (both the beta & stable - not at same time) and ran the command. sudo amdconfig ...
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Unable to locate package linux

Started boot-repair on live-usb, removed grub, and then was instructed to write in terminal "sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda5" apt-get install -y --force-yes grub-pc linux" but I get Reading package ...
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When I start the Ubuntu ISO, initramfs says “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

When I start the Ubuntu ISO(13.10) on a USB, initramfs says "unable to find a medium containing a live file system". These are my PC specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PoniesFiM/saved/39dy I have ...
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Can't install boot-repair on live-USB

Had boot problems so decided to try installing boot repair, now even that and I'm getting and error when downloading it, can somebody help? http://pastebin.com/rKxnvEme edit:- thanks, i was able to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot

I have just made a new Ubuntu 14.04 installation on a new SSD Drive for my server. Previously I had a Ubuntu 12.04 installation that worked fine, but I have now changed harddrive to an SSD. The ...
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Can't boot in Windows and can't run boot-repair after update to ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

After update to 14.04 I can't boot in Windows 8 and in GRUB I have only 3 options instead of 7 I had previously. Also I tried to repair boot but I can't. Running: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when booting

My problem is that I need information about what is happening when Ubuntu is loading it's live system. Because my system freezes whenever I try to use Ubuntu live to install the OS alongside Win7. ...
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implications of excess boot options

In addition to the currently installed 12.04, my boot menu also offers a previous version, To the best of my knowledge and ability, I have deleted all traces of previous installations prior to the ...
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Blank Screen after trying to upgrade 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

So I tried upgrading my Lenovo G505 laptop from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. It was working at first and I got the installation menu but when I clicked on upgrade 12.04 to 14.04, my screen went black. After ...
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Ubuntu desktop with citrix receiver

Is it possible to built an Ubuntu desktop which would autostart the Citrix Receiver after boot? The plan is for the user to see nothing other than the virtual desktop with the login screen.
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Getting an unfixable graphics error when I boot from fresh install, runs fine from live USB (Ubuntu 12.02)

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu so I'm probably just doing something wrong. The PC is an old Toshiba laptop. The hard drive pooped out on it so I ran Ubuntu using a USB stick for a few weeks while waiting ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on i686 cpu

I tried to install Ubuntu, but received an error message that I can not install as my computer has an i686 CPU. Do I need a different version of Ubuntu?
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Why does Ubuntu hang on the splash screen while installation? [on hold]

I recently built a computer and installed Windows 8.1 on it. My eventual goal was to make it dual-boot with 14.04. I had some trouble getting the USB to boot, but I got it sorted and ran through the ...
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Unable to access “DSK1_VOL5"

I want to go DSK_VOL5: but I see this eror Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/ubuntu/DSK1_VOL5: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=999,gid=999,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" ...
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How do you restore bootable flag to windows HDD?

On my Dell Inspiron 660 i have windows 8.1. Now, Feeling as if that is not open-source enough, i often boot into ubuntu 12.04 Via live usb. Doing so has, somehow, turned off bootable flag for windows ...
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Ubunu 14.04 weird hd out of disk eroor

I was migrated from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to ubuntu 14.04LTS. And it was working fine first :) Then couple of restarts later , I go this same old hd0 out of disk grub rescue thing. Then I booted OS with a ...
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*ERROR* EIR stuck: 0x00000010 during boot

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 1015 laptop, and now I am getting an error during boot-up that says something like: ******ERROR* EIR stuck: 0x00000010,*** I searched a bit, and ...
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14.04 not detecting windows 8

First time I get ubuntu to load up without having to change secure boot, uefi, but it doesn't detect my preinstalled windows 8 on the hard drive. The option to install alongside windows isn't ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 13.10. I had installed the earlier version using WUBI. I am receiving the following error on booting Ubuntu with the latest kernel 3.14 Serious error ...
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System freezes after installing Ubuntu 14..04 [duplicate]

I have a good configuration that meets the requirements to install Ubuntu. I was so excited and downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 desktop version and installed it using a USB. But after installing the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD installation results in infinite loop connected to radeon evergreen startup

I'm trying to DVD install Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my laptop. However, the DVD installer boot runs into an infinite loop when it tries to initialize the Radeon GPU, like this: [drm:r600_u] ERROR UVD not ...
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Trouble setting up Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 usb boot

I am having trouble setting up a Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 to dual boot. I am using a 64-bit 12.04 bootable usb thumb drive (which I have used to boot from many times before). My Bios boot settings are: ...
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trouble booting 14.04 from USB

I'm trying to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 and am encountering problems. I'm working from 12.04. Downloaded the 14.04 iso file. Used the Startup Disc Creator App. However, when I try to boot from ...
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Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin.init

I installed 14.04 this morning beside Windows 7 [they worked fine together with 13.10]. Now Ubuntu will not start, but Windows will [I think they ran together in WUBI]. I get the Busybox and a ...
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Install Windows on Ubuntu from bootable USB [on hold]

I would like to ask how to install Windows 8 on Ubuntu. I created a bootable Windows USB, (once FAT32 and once ntfs), but I do not know how to run the USB, I could only open it as a folder. Windows ...
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Unreliable CPU thermal sensor; monitoring disabled Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and it shows something like that when i boot: unreliable CPU thermal sensor; monitoring disabled Is there something wrong with my CPU or is it sensor fault ?
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Grub/Boot Issue

I have installed Trusty Tahr now and is pretty happy with it. However, while booting my pc after the installation, I was getting error: "error: file not found grub rescue" I searched for the issue ...
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could not open efi boot fallback.efi:14 in Lenovo g510 [duplicate]

In a Lenovo g510. I want to install the latest version of Ubuntu, which is 13.10, but there is an error. The screen shows this message: could not open efi boot fallback.efi:14
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Boot screen glitch

For some reason, every time I boot up Ubuntu on my MacBook, the boot screen is glitches, with white lines scattered in the middle. How can I fix this?
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getting blank dark screen after booting Saucy salmender [duplicate]

Installed lubuntu 13.10 along side with windows 7 home premium two weeks ago, was able to use both OS as and when required. Unfortunately two days ago am not in a position to boot into either of OS. ...
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Not booting on PC alongside Windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 (32bit) alongside my Windows 8. After installing, when the system has been rebooted, grub didn't show and Windows began starting. I installed it several times, but nothing ...
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Move Grub from Windows drive to Ubuntu drive

I have previously installed Grub to my windows drive instead of my Ubuntu drive. I have two physical drives sda & sdb. This has gone un-noticed for a long time because BIOS has automatically ...
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Ubuntu installation 14.04 Bootloader or graphical

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 so far without success. I'm running Asus EFI Bios. Bios Version: 2302 The graphics card is a AMD A6-3500 APU with Radeon Graphics. Motherboard: F1A75-V PRO I created a ...
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Installing grub2 in efi-mode in usb flash drive

I've two different OS, which one is ubuntu. I'm using a PC, NOT a Mac. I use Chimera bootloader that don't find Ubuntu. So, i'd like to install grub 2 in EFI-mode on flash-drive USB. In this way, i ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04LTS from 13.10 failed and now have a black screen

I tried to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04LTS. In between it asked about some configuration files whether to keep or replace them, for all I chose to replace them on each prompt but at the end ...
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recent upgrade puts grub to rescue prompt

I woke up this morning to see the grub rescue prompt complaining about some highlight color being invalid. Apparently the upgrade to 14.04 was installed last night after I went to sleep. So I am ...
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Grub boot problems [duplicate]

So basically I downloaded Linux ubuntu 12.04 (on my windows 8 PC - dual boot intended) and updated it to 13.10 and then it started having some problems with missing files so I just wanted to ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot After Install on Samsung NP915S3G

So yesterday I went ahead and bought the Samsung NP915S3G (ATIV Book 9 Lite) and installed Tahr in hope that everything would go smoothly. For the most part it; everything necessary seems to work off ...
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The Ubuntu 14.04 iso

i download ubuntu 14.04 .iso which is 964MB file but when i create a bootable usb using unetbootin and yumi(i used both).Its show that total file size 962 MB and after all everything goes normal but ...
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boot time increase after upgrading ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

Boot time is increased after the upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. I do not have any issue regarding nvidia driver (nvidia driver re-installed after the upgrade) and works perfect. I am using vmware and I ...
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The --disk-module=MODULE option of grub-install don't work in Ubuntu 14.04

My OS is ubuntu14.04. And the command grub-install -V shows that the grub version is Grub 2.02~beta2-9. Since I have two disk on my laptop, and one of them is not bootable, I have to use nativedisk ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting

I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 and burn it to disk and when i boot my desktop pc with ubuntu live dvd then only ubuntu startup logo appeared with purple background and nothing happened after it.But i also ...
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Elementary OS will only boot into demo version from USB, won't install the full version [on hold]

I previously had Linux Mint Petra and Windows 7 installed on my Asus UX31a. This worked fine until I ran into some Wi-fi issues after messing around with NetworkManager. I decided since I didn't have ...
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installing ubuntu on windows 8.1 will not work.

i have installed Ubuntu on the USB drive, followed all the directions, and when i boot from USB, it just starts windows like normal. every time. i have re installed it on the drive to make sure that ...
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slow boot when I turn on computer

My computer just became slow to boot up I added some software and didn't work for me and now I think there some parts still in there trying to start up when I boot
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No boot menu after after Ubuntu 13.10 install

Ran a default boot repair twice from a USB mounted boot-repair-disk-64bit.iso First repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7279356/. Second repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7279402/. Still no luck. ...
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boot for install crashes on 14.04 (Display related)

Situation: I'm trying to install 14.04 on an ASUS R510DP laptop. Preconditions: I checked my install media and MD5 sum matches. Booting to check install media passes on the USB Drive. Symptoms: ...
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Can't boot Wubi after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04

So I decided to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 on my Wubi installation, using update-manager -d, but I can no longer boot into Ubuntu. When I try to, I see the message mount:mounting..."etc, then "Target ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition? [duplicate]

I have problems with system update because my boot disk is too small, but I don't know how to increase this. I have tried gparted live from a USB drive, but I can not reduce the size of the other ...
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Black screen with nVidia drivers on ubuntu

I have: ASUS P4V800D-X Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.80GHz 2.5GB RAM 40GB HDD nVidia 9500GT When I installed nVidia drivers downloaded from nvidia.com website (selected recommended drivers), I simply can't ...