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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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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upgrade 13 ->14 failed, boot disk changed?

Halfway upgrading my Ubuntu 13.x to 14.04 activity stopped. After waiting 30 min or so I supposed the upgrade failed. I had no other choice than rebooting the system. Grub appeared and showed: ...
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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 ...
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Error after installing Lubuntu 14.04 through liveUSB

A friend asked me to install ubuntu on his toshiba NB 200 netbook to replace windows xp. I formatted the flash drive, ran an nb5sum check on the iso and after running netbootin , I checked the drive ...
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Restarted my laptop while installing the new 14.04 and now can't make it to start up

While I was installing the new Ubuntu version, my laptop was re-started and now I'm not able to make it to load or start up. What should I do?
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GRUB is not Booting Correctly

I have a PC with three hard disks. Windows 7 is installed on the first, Ubuntu 14.04 is installed on the third. After I re-booted, it went straight to Windows 7. So I tried explicitly telling my PC ...
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Boot problem in Ubuntu 14.04

after cold starting Ubuntu 14.04, I had a severe problem during booting: mounting /dev/loop0 on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mounting /dev on /root/sys failed: No such file or ...
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grub doesn't load after installing windows8.1 [closed]

I am using Linux mint cinnamon 16 Petra and i had a dual boot grub on it! I updated my windows 8 to 8.1 and then grub disabled and i was not able to work with mint! then i booted Linux from a DVD and ...
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Adding a Path to $PATH

My java files are in /home/joe/Learning/Java folder, but can not run them in home directory. Works fine when I change to the specific directory. How can I add this to my $PATH. I tried so many. but ...
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Can Startup Disk Creator make a bootable CD/DVD?

I cannot create a bootable DVD disc using "Startup Disk Creator." It is creating bootable USB drives smoothly, but it shows "no space" when trying to create a bootable DVD disc. We need to create a ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 needing a complicated boot process on Acer aspire E 11

I have installed Ubuntu 14.4 on a Acer Aspire E 11 running windows 8. When I boot, I have to use the grub menu to enter recovery mode. From there, I must choose resume to have a normal boot or else it ...
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how to customize or replace ubuntu grub like openSUSE's grub?

I want to customize my grub like openSUSE like this, it have distro icon, have not wide highlight selection, etc I have been using grub customizer but still cannot produce like openSUSE's have. How ...
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Bootable usb stick not boots

i have problem. My bootable usb stick not boots any linux distribution.. it just stop at BIOS, like before turning on OS, but it does nothing. Windows xp/7/8.1 installs boots perfectly. It stopped ...
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Ubuntu Boot Slow - Late Drive Access

So I just installed Ubuntu on a brand new Samsung 840 Pro SSD and have noticed that it is slower than expected. The LED access light doesn't start blinking until after 20 seconds or so have passed, ...
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Question about dual booting

I'm very new to Ubuntu(and any non-windows OS in general) and I'm currently running windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booted. I'm not the only person to use this computer, so I was wondering if it was ...
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No Boot Option After Install

Hello recently I built a computer with an msi 970A-G43, AMD FX 6300, and GSkill Ripjaw 2gb ram and was wondering if there's any compatibility issues because after installing Ubuntu it does not show up ...
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My dual-boot Ubuntu/Windos boots right into Windows

I'm running a dual-boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. After reinstalling both OSs several times my System boots right into Windows. Some information I gathered: If I have a bootable USB ...
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The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened(Error during installation)

I have using ubuntu for the past 6 months, I tried adding edubuntu desktop to my ubuntu and there the problem started I couldn't login to desktop again, everytime I login it will ask me to login. So I ...
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I'm not getting GRUB menu

I installed ubuntu as second os(I have windows 8 built-in) on my Sony Vaio svf219, but my pc directly boots into windows 8 without asking specific os to boot.Please Help me to solve this out. Thanks ...
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Unable to boot 12.04 after recent software installation

Rephrased my question after Eliah Kagan's suggestion. I dont mind going back to 12.04 and trying to fix my problem. My first real serious Ubuntu problem. When I invoked the command make install for ...
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How to boot from toshiba recovery partition after installing ubuntu 14.04.1? [duplicate]

Im new here and have not found a post even close to this so here it is: i installed ubuntu 14.04.1 over my Windows 7 Home Premium installation. didn't loose any important data.skip to when the ...
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Trying to clean Install windows 8 after Ubuntu has been successfully installed onto my system [duplicate]

Hello to all Ubuntu users. I am posting this message as my last resort to try and solve some issues I am having with my system. Here is some technical info: My laptop is Lenovo G500s Notebook, 8gb ...
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Killed IBM T42 trying to boot from usb

Downloaded Ubuntu desktop iso, (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/thank-you?country=US&version=14.04.1&architecture=i386), to my desktop & installed to a 4g sd card using a usb2 card ...
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NFS share not mounted from fstab after upgrade to 14.10 [closed]

My fstab is okay, and was working fine before the upgrade. I can mount the share in the terminal without issues. I suspect that either the network is not all the way up, or my system hasn't loaded ...
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Ubuntu not showing as boot option in BIOS

I'm having loads of problems using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit in a machine with Win8 preinstalled. I have tried installing it 3 different times, using different configurations. The one i'm with now has a ...