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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bad mount option “x-gvfs-show” or missing value

[14.529446] UDF-fs: bad mount option "x-gvfs-show" or missing value My boot stop on this row......so I'm able to boot Ubuntu only using "advanced option".
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Dual booting; Boot drive

I am about to buy a laptop with a 128GB msata (upgrade possible) and a 1TB hdd. My question is if i partition the msata 64/64 (win 8/ubuntu) and split the hdd in half as the storage for the 2 ...
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Insert ubuntu OS next of the windows7 in boot order

I usually work with windows 7 and just using Ubuntu for work with some special software I want to insert Ubuntu OS next of the windows 7 entry to have auto boot with windows 7 if I do not choose one ...
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What is happening?

I tried to boot Ubuntu on my PC from USB Drive but this is what i get: Here is my PC configuration: I made a bootable USB of Ubuntu 14.04.1 with the Universal USB Installer tool, version 1.9.5.6. ...
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Am I a ghost? Desktop loads but I can't interact with anything — not even on other HDD

I'm having problems booting into Ubuntu. There are no errors, and the process gets as far as the desktop (devoid of icons) with the mouse pointer, but I can't do anything. No terminal, no 'super key' ...
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Secure Boot Violation on samsung

I need help! I just install 14.04 in my Samsung but when I press the reboot option I get the following message: Secure Boot Violation Invalid signature detected. If this error persists, seek ...
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Stuck on Grub Rescue

Ok, I know there are lots of answer on that topic, but I've been trying to get out of that for ages with no luck. What happened was that, I had an Ubuntu 14.04 in one partition and windows 7 in ...
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Plymouth Showing Crude Ubuntu Logo

On Ubuntu 14.04, I tried to change the plymouth theme to a home-made one. Unfortunately, it not only didn't show, it reverted to this crude Ubuntu logo(The one with Ubuntu text and four square(Square, ...
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Windows 7 Ubuntu Dual boot broken

I once had a working dual boot working on my computer. I had windows 7 and ubuntu running and I only had to select which system to start when starting my computer. After updating ubuntu though, the ...
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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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Live USB boot stuck at initramfs prompt

I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my machine which already has windows installed. I created a live usb using the Universal USB installer for windows. The flash drive boots fine but when i select ...
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Boot repair on raid after crashed system-upgrade

I found it difficult to find an answer to this problem without specific step by step advice. During an Ubuntu system update an error occurred and it froze my PC. After a forced shutdown I encountered ...
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Boot repair error: Ubuntu not bootable even after reinstall

After resetting my bios to its default settings, Ubuntu was unable to boot. Only the UEFI-partition would show up when hitting f12 with no other boot options. I reinstalled Ubuntu several times but to ...
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Slow boot up of new install of Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 6400

I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop and now it takes about 20 seconds to boot up. Here is a section of my dmesg output: [ 2.689941] random: init urandom read ...
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Removed the wrong kernel

I was updating my Kernel today (or at least trying to) from (I think) 3.13 to 3.17-rc6 and while I was doing it I installed the low-latency kernels by mistake. I then removed some unwanted kernels (I ...
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No boot after reseting bios to default, Ubuntu partition gone

I set my bios to their default settings in order to try and boot a Lubuntu Live-cd but something I didn't consider is that it would wipe out my Ubuntu boot-entries. The only option I have now is an ...
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EDD: Error 0100 reading sector XXXXXX while installing lubuntu 14.04.1 from usb

I'll make this simple. 1.EDD: Error 0100 reading sector XXXXXX 2.Just wait there while eating McFreedom™ 3.Suddenly it's appear. 4.Check disk. 5.EDD: Error 0100 reading sector XXXXXX 6.checking 7.No ...
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Unity / Grub Problem

When Ubuntu 12.04 load, it does not show graphical interface, only a cursor. And then goes to tty1. When I go to Ctrl+Alt+F8 I can see some text infos (starting apache2..etc). I tried: restart ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu to my fresh HP laptop

I have tried installing Ubuntu from both CD and a bootable usb device. But in both cases it doesn't even show the option to boot. It directly goes to my default DOS os. I am sure that I have arranged ...
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Problem while installing ubuntu with dual boot windows 7. GPT Partition error

Problem - I can't install ubuntu linux or any other Linux on asus G75VW laptop with dual boot with windows 7 on my windows system drive even it has 250 GB Raw Free space. I have provided images to ...
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Old zt computer tower isn't booting from xubuntu minimal cd

When I'm trying to boot my PC from the Xubuntu minimal CD, it fails. It just goes straight to the other operating system, windows vista. I don't have admin access is that occurring the problem? My ...
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GNU GRUB version screen when I restart or turn on computer (trying to dual boot with windows 8)

I installed ubuntu today in my computer that also have windows 8. I download the image from the ubuntu site and then I burn image in a dvd. I change bios to boot from my dvd and I install ubuntu in ...
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How to configure Ubuntu Server for headless boot

Because of the recently announced bash environment variable vulnerability, I chose this evening to upgrade my headless server from 13.10 to 14.04 - saucy to trusty. Upon running sudo shutdown -r now ...
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Ubuntu will not start [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 will not start. I can get is far as the Grub menu but when I select Ubuntu I immediately get a black screen and nothing happens. I can boot normally when I use an older Linux version but ...
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Boot Partition Full

When I run Software Updater, it says that I don't have enough free disk space. I need 29.3 Mb of free disk space on '/boot'. I've tried the solution at How do I free up more space in /boot?. It ...
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AMD ATI Driver 14.06 may 6 crashes Laptop

I am not a linux guy, just 1 week, working with linux was fine, untill i wanted to fix my drivers. I bought a Lenovo G50-45 windows 8.1 preloaded laptop (I regret buying a laptop with AMD processor) ...
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Cant read my WD 4 TB My Book on Boot

I installed ubuntu on my 4tb WD My Book. For some reason when my system boots i get an error saying error: no such device: 96... Entering grub rescue mode
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Can't apt-get anything

I'm trying to fix an almost full boot partition, but can't seem to get any apt-get action to run. Not sure how to fix this messy situation. # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Triple booting Windows 7, 8 and ubuntu with a common media partition

I want to be able to run Windows 7, 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a single PC with a single hard-drive. I need a partition to keep my common files on: Movies, Windows games, Dropbox folder. However, Windows ...
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Getting 14.04 to run in graphics mode on thinkpad 430s (after upgrade)

I have recently upgraded my Thinkpad430s from 12.10 -> 13.10 -> 14.04. After the upgrade to 13.10 I could not boot in graphics mode and in order to start the system I had to edit the grub entry to ...
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Black screen when installing Ubuntu

I cannot install Ubuntu from Windows 8 on my computer. It starts with a black screen which I can choose between 4 options. When I select install Ubuntu option, below image appears and Caps lock starts ...
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Windows 8 not shown dual boot [duplicate]

I have a problem that apparently is very common with the dual boot windows, I have a computer that comes preinstalled with windows 8. I hate windows so i installed Ubuntu (but i want to preserve ...
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Unable to find my desktop after I boot with a lower kernel

Where is my desktop? My os is Ubuntu12.04.3 3.8.0-29-generic. I reboot the kernel with 3.2.0-23-generic.By sudo gedit /etc/default/grub change GRUB_DEFAULT=saved GRUB_TIMEOUT=2 ...
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Please enable a repository containing the [grub2] packages in the software sources

After a power interruption my ubuntu 10.04 server refused to boot. Being a knucklehead, I managed to convince myself that I simply needed to remove and re-install GRUB. After hours of messing with ...
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installing ubuntu in uefi will increase boot speed?

i came to know that uefi botting mode gives faster boots. so tell me weather ubuntu supports it ? if yes then how to install or enable uefi mode in ubuntu ? i have tried enabling uefi mode from ...
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Mount AUFS pooled volume on boot (persistent / permanent)

I have mounted aufs with the following command: sudo mount -t aufs -o br=/mnt/disk1=rw:/mnt/disk2=rw -o sum -o udba=reval -o create=pmfs none /mnt/virtual It seems tow ork as expected so far with ...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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I have ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to install ubuntu server. I can only find a copy of server 14.04

I have the iso on my desktop and burned to disk. I have a dual boot config setup with windows 7 and ubuntu. I think this might be an issue as I can't get the disk to boot from startup even after I set ...
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Memory error in boot running Software Updater- boot folder memory problem? [duplicate]

Software Updater won't download and install Ubuntu security update because it says the boot folder doesn't have enough memory. Ran apt-get update and upgrade with no problem, error seems to be coming ...
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ubuntu doesn't boot with initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic and initrd.img-3.13.0-36-generic

I'm not able to boot with initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic and initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic - just drops into a busybox shell with the regular generic message. I though that was something kernel related ...
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NVidia driver, normal boot results in blank screen, recovery boot works fine

Ok, so, like many others I'm having a lot of trouble with NVidia drivers, in this case, the new 340.32 ones downloaded from here (http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html), but I've had these problems ...
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How do I make manjaro bootable in ubuntu 12.04?

I have ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to install manjaro linux. Whenever I use the ImageWriter, my pendrive does not mount. When I check it in gparted, I see that there is no partition table. I create ...
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Installing Ubuntu from flash drive but error says it can't find the CD-ROM

First, I've never tried installing any flavor of Linux before, so bear with me. I created a bootable flash drive using Universal USB Installer. I ran the Ubuntu installer, but it quickly errors out ...
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SMB/CIFS fail on boot after power outage. Ubuntu 14.04

The other night my breaker tripped and took out the power in my office. Upon reboot I found that my boot got hung up and it was saying "files/public/" would not mount so I was able to skip or enter ...
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Kali Linux Will Not Boot [closed]

I have an Asus X750JA laptop that dual boots Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. My BIOS is "Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2012" and have GRUB 2 installed for Ubuntu. I have tried with secure boot OFF ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no longer boots, EDAC sbridge error

I booted my work computer this morning, and I would get messages saying that /tmp and /home could not be mounted, and either to press S to stop mounting or press M for manual recovery. I tried to wait ...
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I re-installed ubuntu 14.04 and it won't boot

I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04, and I can't get it to boot or do anything. I'm not even getting an error message, just the black screen with the flashing underscore. I don't have a Windows dual-boot set ...
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laptop restarting itself during ubuntu install (HELP?!)

I hope somebody can help me with my problem. Im trying to fix a laptop (Acer Travelmate 2350) for a friend after he got the blue screen of death running XP. Ive tried to install various different ...
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Gave up waiting for root device-edited grub and even tried reinstall

After I upgraded the Ubuntu kernel from 3.8.0-29 generic to 3.16.2 i tried to reboot and got dropped to the busy box shell with an initramfs prompt exactly like this Gave up waiting for root device. ...
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Long, slow boot time for Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, boot takes a long time. Attached is bootchart and dmesg log http://postimg.org/image/6nepau6fh/ dmesg text went over the character limit so I'm pasting a few time leaps: ...