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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Fix Windows 10 after removing the drive with dual boot Ubuntu physically

I had two physical drives in my laptop: a SSD and a HDD. I've had Windows 10 installed on SSD drive, and later I've installed Ubuntu on HDD with dual boot. Now I wanna replace that HDD with another ...
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Got a Dell D620 with no OS, would like to use USB to get Ubuntu on it. Where do I start? [duplicate]

I Just bought a Dell D620 on the cheap and it comes without an OS. Initially I figured I could just download Ubuntu on a USB, plug it in, and boot up Ubuntu, obviously there is more to it. Where do I ...
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How do I recover 14.04 from “no root file system is defined” while upgrading to 16.04?

This is a problem. I tried to upgrade from 14.04.03 LTS to 16.04 LTS without backing up. (Sorry, my backup drive was full and I didn't know how to restore it.) I used a DVD to upgrade it, and ...
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The disk drive for XY is not ready yet or not present

At first I'd like to clarify, how I got to this messages. I wanted to create a system disk image (120GB SSD) to disk for data / backups (750GB HDD), so I created live USB, booted and run a command for ...
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Can't boot into Windows, Xubuntu boots with error — Xubuntu 16.04 dual-boot (UEFI, Secure boot), Windows 10

I installed Xubuntu 16.04 from a Live USB onto a system containing Windows 10. Grub offers me the choice of booting into Xubuntu or Windows, as expected. As long as I started only Xubuntu, this ...
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Unable to boot Raspberry pi 2 using Ubuntu Mate 16.04

Need some help booting Raspberry-Pi 2 using Ubuntu Mate 16.04. I tried flashing the memory stick from my windows system with exact procedure (unzipping the xz file with 7Zip and use win32DiskImager to ...
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Unity not loading after uninstalling kubuntu

I installed kubuntu to see what its like, hated it and wanted to go back to unity. So i uninstalled it. The problem now is that I dont seem to get unity running. Booting always hangs at a list with ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 takes excessive Boot Time

Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit is taking excessive Boot Time i.e. 30 sec. I used "systemd-analyze" command in Terminal and this is the result: Startup finished in 9.000s (kernel) + 21.111s (userspace) = 30....
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How to create Win7 bootable usb from within Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I know this has been asked before but the majority of the answers given seem to be a bit out of date. I've tried the gnome disk utility, after reading somewhere in here that it might be as simple as ...
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I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10

I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10, everything seemed fine untill the laptop restarted and I got the black command screen saying grub rescue. All ...
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Boot Manager missing HELP! [on hold]

Trying to try out ubuntu 16.04. I'm not trying to dual boot. I'm trying to install it on another hard drive. I have the iso file copied onto a DVD drive. When I go to boot from my dvd drive the grub ...
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“Windows failed to start” while trying to install Windows 7 on a ubuntu machine [duplicate]

So i recently moved to Ubuntu erasing all the stuff i had before, but i decided to go back to Windows, but whenever i try to boot up the USB stick i get this error Windows failed to start. A recent ...
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xfdashboard autostart even after uninstalling

I have purged xfdashboard, because it simply refused to work, without giving any errors. However, when log in, the splash screen (Xubuntu 16.04's Simple Splash Engine) still display 'Starting ...
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Bios not working and cannot boot

I've got a problem after installing Ubuntu on an external drive with Windows 10 on my compute. My bios is not working anymore and I have a blank page. After the bios, if I don't ask it, it goes on ...
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Grub doesn't load despite many reinstalls and boot-repair

Grub simply won't load. this is my boot-repair URL: paste2.org/YPht4Hez Could someone please say if they see anything wrong? Problem description: It's a simple setup. One HD, several linux ...
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Ubuntu shuts down on suspend?

I have ASUS GL552VW laptop with nvidia graphics card and driver nvidia-361 on uefi. Now the problem I am facing is , whenever the computer suspends(Either by clicking manually , or from a long idle ) ...
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Run a semi-permanent Ubuntu from a USB for Trial

I tried to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my HP Laptop. Worked out ok. Booted. Had to tap F9 while booting to choose Ubuntu. And for some reason there was 2 versions... both seemed to lead to ...
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16.04 freezes shortly on purple screen

System Spec: Self build PC, AMD 64 bit, NVidia GTX 970 (using the NVidia binary driver - version 367.27 from nvidia-367), fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. Whenever I boot Ubuntu the purple screen is ...
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/boot/map~ OK to delete when /boot/map does not exist?

I know that files that end with a tilde(~) are OK to delete because they are backups. However, I found /boot/map~, when /boot/map does not exist. Can I delete this? It is 117761 bytes (118 kilobytes), ...
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Problem booting OS from a pen drive [closed]

i am here with a problem that isn't of ubuntu, and i know this isn't the best site to talk about another OS but i think you could help me with this problem, because i believe this can happen too with ...
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Downgrading to Ubuntu 14.04: grub-efi-amd64-signed package failed to install into /target/

I had originally installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a brand new machine but after realizing that nVidia CUDA toolkit is not yet available I decided to downgrade to the previous LTS release. I did this by ...
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16.04 system booting to emergency mode. journalctl attached

here is a link to the output of journalctl -xb https://gist.github.com/willrun4fun/714df68b5a38b56dceda4dc86cc92c30 system was running fine. Restarted and got this. EDIT: Intel NUC 5i5ryh running ...
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Unity Settings Deamon crash in 16.04 every time after boot

Each and every time I boot Ubuntu 16.04 the Ubuntu experienced an internal error window comes up. This is a fresh install of Ubuntu on a selfbuild machine (AMD / 64bit). The error pops up every time ...
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Unable to access Ubuntu after Windows install, reinstall grub fails

So after installing windows 10, it overrode grub and now Ubuntu is inaccessible. In the past, trying Ubuntu without installing it and reinstalling grub there worked, you know, this stuff: sudo add-...
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How do I reinstall Windows 10 while keeping my dual boot? [closed]

My Windows has been acting up a lot lately and I want to reinstall it. However, I also want to keep my dual boot. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 64bit. I saw the thread about ...
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Unable to Start any OS after installing Ubuntu to external harddrive

I recently installed Ubuntu to an external hard drive. Ive got Windows 10 installed in my internal drive. After restarting I can not chose any OS, neither Windows or Ubuntu are bring started. Instead ...
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Random freezes at bootup, plus issues with power management on an Asus X556UJ (F556U series)

I just bought a new Asus F556U series laptop that dmidecode identifies as X556UJ. System Information Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Product Name: X556UJ Version: 1.0 ...
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Unable to Expand Ubuntu Partition using Gparted Live USB

I have 1TB HDD in which 755 GB is Win 7 and 164 GB is ext4 partition out of which 60 GB has Ubuntu OS on it. A small history: I had dual booted a while ago with windows 7 on my laptop, such that I ...
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Do I have to partition and install my Ubuntu on the same HDD/SDD as my Windows OS? [closed]

I have an SSD for my Windows OS, and several other larger drives for archiving stuff. I want to install Ubuntu as a dual boot, so that I can set up a neural network from Github. I won't need to use ...
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How to enable degraded RAID1 boot in 16.04LTS?

In previous ubuntu versions, adding BOOT_DEGRADED=true to /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/mdadm allowed the system to automatically boot when the root filesystem is on a degraded array. This no longer ...
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Ubuntu, plain wallpaper after boot [duplicate]

I encountered the following problem with my Ubuntu machine. When I startup the computer it ends up with showing me the blank wallpaper without any unity menues or desktop icons. However, it is no ...
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How to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04 starting from the netboot image?

I want to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04, starting with the netboot image The install is via preseeded PXE boot. In the preseed I've tried the ubuntu-desktop task: tasksel tasksel/...
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Ubuntu variant Bodhi Linux Unetbootin installed on SSD [closed]

I have accidentally installed Unetbootin with Bodhi:Linux on my SSD on my Asus C300 Chromebook with John Lewis' SeaBIOS (not a Chromebook anymore). So now I can't boot from USB anymore as it sees the ...
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Problem booting Server after doing apt-get update apt-get upgrade

I have only been able to get my server to boot using older kernel and have to be at the machine for startup /reboot to get 14.04. I tried boot-repair here is one text file saved - thought I had ...
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Solved - 15.04 Issue booting

I'm having some boot problems. I'm typing this on my iPad, so I'll have to post links instead of inserting images. As you can see here, I can't boot: I'm unsure as to whether there's an issue ...
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Welcome to emergency mode! after mounting /boot

So, we just had a power outage and since then my Ubuntu server won’t start up anymore. When booting with a display attached it all looks good until after it successfully mounts the boot drive. Then ...
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Can't boot Windows without connecting external device that has Ubuntu installed on it

I made a Ubuntu bootable USB, let's call it USB A. I used this USB A to boot Ubuntu and install Ubuntu (with third party software) in my external hardware device (let's call it USB B) My notebook ...
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Live CD won't boot on my Alienware x51, ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I known i've asked this before but I thought I had entrusted the ubuntu community to answer my question before, but I will explain it again. I recently purchased a Linux Format Magazine and decided ...
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attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0 only on linux 4.2.0-38-generic (4.2.0-36-generic works)

After a restart and probably auto security updates, my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS machine will not boot into the default option Ubuntu, with Linux 4.2.0-38-generic (using grub 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7). It halts ...
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Installing Ubunu 16.04 Windows 8 Dual Boot (VERY CLOSE)

So i have successfully installed ubuntu 16 on a windows 8 with uefi. My only problem is in order to get to the grub boot screen i have to press esc during boot. I want grub to load in by default, not ...
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how to debug Ubuntu start-up with BusyBox

Instead of the usual start-up I'm seeing a screen with GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3 and the following options: Ubuntu, Advanced options for Ubuntu, Memory test (memtest86+), Memory test (...
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Why won't my windows 10 computer boot Ubuntu 16.04 from a usb?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 onto my laptop, which doesn't have a disc drive, so I tried to boot from a live USB. I have followed several tutorials, used various different programs to burn the ...
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ubuntu 16.04 + GTX 1070 causes black screen after choosing ubuntu on grub

Problem: I have a dual boot of Ubuntu and windows on my desktop and I have recently encountered a problem. I installed my GTX 1070 into my desktop and installed the nvidia drivers and everything has ...
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GRUB not showing when dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04

I have just upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04, where 15.10 dual booted with Windows 10. However, now GRUB does not show, and the system goes directly to Windows. Last time I installed Ubuntu 15.10, I had ...
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My localtime is wrong after ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on March. After login in first it was 4 h wrong, second installition 8 wrong, now I installed Ubuntu 16 thrid time and system time is 12 h wrong. I'm located in Finland and I ...
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How do you install Ubuntu on an Intel RST Raid?

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 16.04 to dual boot with Windows 10 on my new PC. I am using an MSI Z170A motherboard and two 512GB M.2 drives. My goal is to RAID0 both drives, and split the single ...
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Persistent Linux USB won't boot… getting weird error screens, maybe related to UEFI

To start with here are my specs: 970 FTW edition i5 2550k 8 gigs of DDR3 1600 mhz MSI Z77A-G41 250 GB SSD for OS and apps 150 GB SSD for apps 3 TB 5400 rpm for storage 500 GB 7200 rpm ...
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what does this mean for a module to have a bad taint?

When looking at the syslog (dmesg), I get several of: <module name>: module has bad taint, not creating trace events What does this mean ?
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Macbook: boot into GNU Grub after Ubuntu Installation

I am installing Ubuntu (latest version 64 bits) on Macbook Pro 2015. Before Ubuntu, I have already installed Win 10 using bootcamp, and I am installing Ubuntu on an external hard-drive. At the Ubuntu ...