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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GRUB not showing windows 8.1 already installed

Actually there is a similar question on the community before as well but what I am facing is a different problem. Also there the person has not properly posted the status of his grub. Actually I ...
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Problems installing and dual booting Ubuntu 12.4, 13.10, and 14.4.1 via pendrivelinux?

All righty, I am a bit new at this, so bear with me. I've been using windows for a long time and have a decent amount of know-how with it's interface, and I decided I wanted to try out some different ...
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GRUB not installed correctly by ubuntu server manual process?

symptom: can not boot from SSD after installing ubuntu server 14.04. BIOS menu keeps returning back. No dual booting. setup: Lenovo T430s with windows 8 preinstalled. BIOS boot menu supports both ...
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Ubuntu boot error mei timeout

So I had a dual boot setup using Ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8. I recently upgraded the Ubuntu partition using a Ubuntu 14.04 live USB by installing the OS on the same partition to preserve the files. ...
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PowerPC Mac G5 bootloader hangs at quiesce

I dug an old Mac PowerPC g5 out of my garage, and the MacOS install on it appears to be trashed. It can boot into OF Diagnostics, and I can get into the OF Console (egads, what an alien world!). ...
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Can no longer boot after a restart

I was prompted to restart my computer to install updates and when I did, I found myself staring at the grub rescue prompt. I have tried boot-repair, but it gets hung at "purging and installing last ...
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Start PC on same network from script on ubuntu server

I have a server with ubuntu 14.04 on. I would like to be able boot and shutdown several ubuntu 12.04 machines on the same network. Is this possible and if so how would i go about doing it? Many ...
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can't boot repair dualboot [duplicate]

I have been messing with Ubuntu for the past week or so with many problems in the process. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad with 500GB of HDD. I have managed to install Windows 7 on a 350GB partition and ...
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blank screen on boot; can't reach login; 14.04

I've looked through almost all of the suggested questions as well as searched on the error messages in the attached logs and can't find anything applicable - at least as far as I understand things. ...
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Starting Lightdm display manager: [FAIL]

How do i solve this? It maybe related to my previous problems: Booting to black screen ubuntu 14.04.2 System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?
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Problem with dual-booting with Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a dual-boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. When starting my machine I see: error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> Why is this happening and how can I fix it? I am ...
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14.04 is not detecting hard drives

After successfully booting and running an installation from a Live USB, I can't boot the new system. The initramfs /dev directory is never populated with sda and sdb, my disks. They don't exist in ...
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Explanation of entries in dmesg log in Ubuntu Server 14.04

A few days ago I did a clean install of Ubuntu Server 14.04. Everything is working fine, but when my system boots I get these entries in dmesg log: [ 3.106082] EXT4-fs (dm-0): mounted filesystem ...
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Cannot install new version of Linux over Ubuntu [on hold]

I want to try new Linux distributions, and I can't get any to boot from USB or CD despite changing the boot order. It doesn't even detect that it's there at all. It works to boot onto on my desktop ...
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Acer c720 slow bootup with error message

I am currently using Chrubuntu on my acer c720 and when it boots up i receive this error message: [1.8651421] usb 2-4: string descriptor 0 malformed (err = -61), defaulting to 0x0409" When I run ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 boot errors

I'm trying to run lubuntu 14.04 (i386) on a old computer. I set up a bootable usb drive. After I choose to run lubuntu "without instalation" I get these errors: 02064241 pci 0000:00:Oa* BAR 4: error ...
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hp thin client desktop not displaying

We have set up an LTSP server in our organization, but while booting the HP thin client it is getting a DHCP IP address and its tftp pxe image but it is not getting to the desktop. I get a thick ...
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My Sony Vaio VGN-N31M/W will not boot without the power cable plugged in

My Sony Vaio VGN-N31M/W only boots with the power cable plugged in. The screen simply hangs on the Grub screen, it loads when acpi is disabled but the laptop is then very slow and can not recognise ...
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ubuntu 14.04 take a lot of time to start

Ubuntu 14.04 takes a lot of time to boot. This is dmesg log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10368370/ What's the problem with that?
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if I move my ubuntu partition will I have boot problems?

In order to cloning my old hd on the new smaller SSD I need to resize all the partition and move the unlocated space at the end of the hd On blog they suggest to use gparted live to copy all the ...
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REturns to win7 after reboot @ubuntu install

So I thought it be cool to give a try at Ubuntu. Did a clean install first of Win7 onto my new SSD. I than partitioned 40gigs for Ubuntu. I made an USB drive with Ubuntu on it, booted from it. ...
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Boot from external hard drive and access internal hard drive?

Suppose Ubuntu are installed on both of my internal and external hard drives, although their versions are different. How can I boot the Ubuntu on the external hard drive connected to my laptop by ...
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Unable to boot to encrypted root partition after Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade

I am running a Lenovo T440p with a clean install of Ubuntu. No dual booting. Over the weekend I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. There were some package install errors that led to Ubuntu being ...
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Collision hazard? /var/log populated by repair tool, but actual /var located on separate partition

Something went wrong in my system, and I used one of the handy boot CDs to repair grub and also iron out some mistakes in device assignments. No big deal, and it worked a treat. Good. However, the ...
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Disk image, partitions selectively, all this using dd [on hold]

Start point situation: HDD with MBR scheme, four primary partitions, one of them is Windows XP system and boot partition. Remaining partitions are used for plain user data files. This formatting was ...
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Booting to black screen ubuntu 14.04.2

Please Help. When I boot up I just get a black screen that never goes away. I tried booting ubuntu in recovery mode and it said: display adapter :[FAIL] ( something like that show up). It could be ...
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Boot screen on Ubuntu freezing (both 12.04 and 14.10)

So, the loading screen stucking up after Im trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKk1PeXMet8 I tried 14.10 as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV-GUzRiQ4g I think that ...
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Ubuntu server 14.0 iscsi drive not mounting

I am new to Ubuntu and I am having a problem mounting an ISCSI drive on boot. When I watch the services start up, I see FAIL for mounting network filesystem. When the server finishes booting, the ...
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Upgrade 12.04->14.04 broke mdadm RAID10. Boot stops

Server was an Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and was running just fine. All four drives in server are SATA spin-drives. /dev/md0 - swap RAID10: sda1, sdb1, sdc1, sdd1 /dev/md1 - root RAID10: sda2, sdb2, sdc2, sdd2 ...
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14.04.2: gave up waiting on root device

I've just installed 14.04.2, and after selecting Ubuntu in grub I get dumped to an initramfs shell. The error reads gave up waiting on root device. The device it's trying to mount by UUID, hosting ...
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How do I create a LiveUSB for mac without os x?

I have a white macbook (2007) which doesn't have os x installed on it, it only boots up using the recovery drive. Is there a way to create a bootable usb which I can use to install Ubuntu on my mac. I ...
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Backing up or mirroring my existing hard drive

I'll try to keep it short - I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. Windows has recently stopped working (involving all kinds of messages during start up that say that my hard drive is ...
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Is there a way to boot into grub on a mac rather then OSX?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Mac Mini(late 2014).Now I can get to the new installation by pressingAlt > EFI BOOT to get to GRUB and selecting Ubuntu to boot the OS. My question ...
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Unable to boot after uninstalling evolution-data-server

I've accidently uninstalled evolution-data-server thinking it to be a component of the Evolution package. But after that I'm unable to boot to ubuntu. I've Gnome Desktop Environment installed on my ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and newest Ubuntu, separate HDDs, Removable HDD caddy for laptop

Okay so a few months back I bought a new HDD for my laptop and installed Windows 8.1 onto the new HDD in place of the old HDD, I then bought a caddy to use my old HDD in place of my DVD drive seeing ...
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Trouble shooting for ubuntu 14.10 [on hold]

I have upgraded my system from ubuntu 14.04 Lts to 14.10 ,after the upgrading the system is showing some internal error with 14.10 version and asking to reboot the system.I rebot the system even ...
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Installation problems on my HP laptop

So I finally decided that I have enough of windows and wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04.0LTE version of Ubuntu. I burned an image to a DVD. So right after I boot from the DVD I get a window where it ...
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Can't boot WIndows 8.1 after using boot-repair-disk [on hold]

I was unable to boot into Ubuntu 14.10 that I recently installed on a 250GB partition on an external hard drive because of some grub errors, so I ran boot-repair, which allowed grub to show up again ...
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Booting for IMac with only ubuntu on it

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my iMac and removed the os x completely. Now my Ubuntu freezes repeatedly after installing the first patch of updates. I am trying to re-install Ubuntu again from the ...
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Restarts to install menu with usb in. Restarts to black screen and flashing underscore with usb out [duplicate]

So i'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 and I can install Ubuntu, but when it restarts with the USB in, it acts like Ubuntu wasn't installed. It goes to the install, try, ect menu. When I take out the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Will Not Load from USB (HP laptop, Windows 8)

I cannot get Ubuntu 14.10 to load of a USB. I have load USB placed before load from hard drive in my BIOS settings, as well as Secure Boot disabled. When I have my USB plugged in, it just ...
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How to remove grub off laptop [duplicate]

Someone gave me a pavilion g6 with grub on it but no hardrive so I bought a hardrive tried to install Windows 7 but every time I turn the computer on it says grub rescue error or something like that. ...
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How to install “plymouth-greeter”?

I'm bored my plymouth, and i would like to change this. I found on the internet nice script. https://launchpad.net/plymouth-greeter When I try install this i can't but it is rly old. I use Ubuntu ...
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Black Screen With Message

Whenever I start the laptop there comes a black screen with message as shown in the image below. But After shutting down and restarting again and again 10-20 times(sometimes more than 20) it gets ...
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Black screen after plymouth at ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Recently my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stopped going further than plymouth. It goes like this: Process BIOS process grub menu ( I choose 1st option called Ubuntu) black screen for couple of seconds plymouth ...
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Kubuntu not booting after reboot

I am running Kubuntu 14.04, and it was working perfectly fine until the home partition got filled to 100% (my / and /home are on two different partitions). Many applications began throwing errors ...
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GRUB Aesthetics

Quite a while ago, when I was just getting into Linux, I used openSUSE as my distro. One thing I recall was that the boot loader screen (it was what is now called GRUB Legacy) was a lot more pleasant ...
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Conflicting Issues with Windows and Ubuntu dual booting 14.10 ( i386 32bit) [closed]

I notice data storage with Windows files on them do not take kindly to Linux files UBUNTU 14.10. What causes this conflicting issue between the two different operating systems? Would it be worth ...
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Kernel Panic block (2,0)

This is my first question here and I'm trying to give as much information as possible: I tried dualbooting Linux Ubuntu (first Gnome then regular Ubuntu) with windows 8 on my Lenovo U310 Ideapad. I ...
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Strange text output when booting

In the last few days I've got strange warnings(?) when booting. Furthermore sometimes my notebook doesn't even start ubuntu or grub, then it simply shuts down or UEFI gives me the possibility to boot ...