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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Triple boot problem

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Recently I decided to replace its hard drive with a faster and larger one. On the old drive there were only OEM (1), Recovery (2) and Windows (3) partitions. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 GTX 970 Woes

Okay so I'm trying to use an Asus Strix GTX-970 on my (14.10 Ubuntu) Linux box and I'm running into some boot issues. Here's what I did: after it's done, finish by booting normally at the prompt ...
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No bootable device error after resizing filesystem partition

Im quite new to Ubuntu platform. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently with 50GB allocated to file system partition. Then i needed to install virtualbox and the size of the file system partition wasn't ...
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starting FGS at boot

I am having trouble starting FGS at boot on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In the documentation page it reads to set the environments and start the program each time after log in. Anyway, I would like to do this ...
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Can't boot into any Live USB - Black screen

I have Windows 8 laptop and I installed Ubuntu Mate 15 in parallel with windows. But now I want to install either Mint or Debian in place of Mate but I can't boot into any Live USB. As soon as the ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting after Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

I'm an absolute Linux newbie, I've never used it before. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the same hard drive with Windows 8.1. When I choose a Windows 8 Loader in the Grub Loader screen, nothing ...
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the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present error on startup

On start-up I get the error: The disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present but then Ubuntu starts normally. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot with Windows ...
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Black screen before boot animation Ubuntu 14.04

I'm looking for the way to get rid off the black screen during boot and replace it with complete boot animation. this is my grub file: # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to ...
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How to create Windows / Linux bootable USB on Ubuntu [GUI style]

Since some laptops doesn't have an optical device and it is faster and easier to create bootable USB than DVD (especially if something go wrong) I have decided to post this question. Answers should be ...
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Create UEFI bootable USB stick to install Windows AND Ubuntu from it

I know how to make a UEFI bootable stick to install Ubuntu (explained here) and I know how to make one to install Windows 7 (guide in German, sorry). I guess for Win 8 the procedure would be similar, ...
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Run a script after every grub-update

I want to run a script automatically after every grub-update. The script itself consists of a single line sed -i 's/[\]"!Windows 2006[\]"/"!Windows 2006"/g' /boot/grub/grub.cfg For this purpose, I ...
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booting problem after re-allocating SATA connectors on mobo

This is an old box (spare) which has not been run for sometimes. Because of the problem of a defective SATA connector on the motherboard I just re-allocated the HDs connection on SATA connectors (5 ...
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“NTFS5: No wubildr” on reboot after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 as dual-boot with Windows 7 using the live USB method. The computer has a NVIDIA GeForce 210 graphics card. After Ubuntu installed it prompts me to reboot, after ...
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I'm having trouble installing deepen on my eeepc 1000ha using unetbootin and 16 gb flash drive

It loads up to a blue box with options: DEFAULT, HELP, TRY AND INSTALL DEEPEN, CHECK DISC FOR DEFECTS, BOOT FROM FIRST HARD DISK I don't know which to choose. I tried default and it brings up this. ...
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GRUB_DEFAUTL wrong value prevent ubuntu to start

I have change the GRUB_DEFAULT from 0 to 2 in /etc/default/grub and since then I cant launch Ubuntu 14.04 anymore. While booting, the computer restart after 5-10 seconds and then, it enter the BIOS ...
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What is the recommened way to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two HD? [duplicate]

I am building a computer and have a 1 TB hard drive and a 250GB SSD. I would like to install both OS on the SSD and have them both be able to access the HD. Would it work to install both on the SSD ...
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GPT detected! How do I create a boot partition? [duplicate]

Okay so I have a computer that has a brand new harddrive. Nothing on it. I tried installing ubuntu 14.10 on it and it will not boot from the Hard disk. I installed boot-repair and I got an error that ...
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Boot repair disk failed to repair boot after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I am running a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I am no longer able to boot into Ubuntu. It says "unknown filesystem" and gives me a prompt for Grub repair. ...
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Boot Menu not functoning properly

My computer is currently dual booted with ubuntu and windows 8.1. When I turn on my computer my boot menu displays three options: "Ubuntu","Ubuntu Advanced Options", and "Windows Recovery ...
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Getting Ubuntu's default splash screen back after KDE installation & removal

I know questions similar to this one, such as this or this, have been asked and solved. However, I tried their answers and none of them worked. As one of the askers of the questions did, I also tried ...
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Symbolic links error while creating Ubuntu UEFI bootable USB

I have tried to create UEFI bootable USB drive within Ubuntu 14.10 (Startup disk creator didn't help nor I am interested in using it.). I have formated USB with FAT32 and GPT. So the only thing left ...
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Grub rescue not working, I don't know how to intall grub from Live USB?

I have recently Updated from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14.4 but while rebooting it is going into the grub rescue screen. I don't know what to do, I tried the steps given for grub rescue using command line ...
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no video output before drive decryption

here's my system specs: CPU Intel i5 3570k mobo Asrock z77 extreme4 RAM 32GB GPU Nvidia GTX 760 Ubuntu 14.04 64bit 3x monitors I turned on the entire drive encryption while ...
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problem with making a bootable usb in ubuntu

I want to make bootable usb to install ubuntu (i have lubuntu) i've tried unetbootin & startup disk creator but when i want to boot the usb it says gfxboot.c32 not found i pressed tab but ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with “Something Else Option”

As per my previous question, I finally could dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Windows 7 (Old School way, Not Alongside Windows 7)- so as I thought I had done it. But it was if not a huge, was disaster. ...
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Booting flash drive on multiple PCs

I installed Ubuntu GNOME on a 120GB USB 3.0 SSD with the intention of making a portable Linux install (not live) I could boot off of any system. I'm getting kernel panic due to UUID being incorrect ...
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procedures for creating the bootable usb not working for me [duplicate]

Paragraphs 2-4 comprise my original elaboration on this problem. The procedures listed in the answers to the question of which many say this is a duplicate have not worked for me (as per what ...
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Disable booting of Ubuntu on a stolen PC [duplicate]

I live in a country where home robberies are very common. I have a ubuntu server running at home and want to protect my machine from theft. I thought it would be neat if I had a USB key that I kept in ...
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Change kernel version from command line [duplicate]

Is there a way to reboot with a different kernel version from the command line? I have Ubuntu PXE booted on a VM, and there is no graphical interface, but I need to downgrade the kernel (which is ...
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Cant install ubuntu alongside win 7 (had Win 8)

I have read many many posts and tried to find my problem in one of them some back story, my laptop came with win 8 I re install it with win 7 I allocated some space from win 7 disk manage then run ...
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Question regarding dual boot (BIOS/UEFI, SSD)

I'm totally new to ubuntu and want to ask some things before diving into it: First off I have an Asrock z77 extreme 4 and 1 SSD with Windows 7 installed. On my second (empty) SSD I want to install ...
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Bash script in terminal on boot

Is there any way to run a .sh script in a terminal window on boot? My computer boots slowly and I want to be able to press the button and leave to save a lot of time. This script is a looping ...
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keep looping for searching for HP virtual keyboard during kernel bootstrap but this USB device is always disconnected

During os/kernel bootstraps, there are some errors on init and then keep looping for searching for HP virtual keyboard devices. Any hints or suggestions on how to debug or resolve this error? Please ...
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After dualboot installation, screen stopped working

I had a dualboot working, but needed a fresh install. I went to Windows, wiped the Ubuntu drive. Not the best idea, because I could not boot anymore. So I created a bootable Ubuntu USB and reinstalled ...
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how to get the preloaded services?

I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 by CD , at that time i had no internet connection due to that i am not able to get all the built-in packages. Some of the problems arises like, plug ins required for ...
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PC is restarting when loading Ubuntu [closed]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a machine wich is really old , around the year 2002 and every time when it has to load it from usb or cd it restart or block the system. I tried ubuntu 14, 12, 10, 8, ...
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Computer automatically switches on in the morning

I have a small but annoying problem. For a while my computer has been switching on randomly in the morning around 3:45 AM or so. I have no idea how to fix this, i have checked a lot in the system ...
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14.04 update killed gui

R9 280 GPU Ubuntu 14.04 LTS did updates and broke my GUI. No unity no right click. My background on one screen and black on the other. Got an error about couldn't apply monitor settings then followed ...
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Upgrading from USB Stick

I've gotten myself into a sticky situation with my Ubuntu OS. I want to upgrade Ubuntu to the latest release, because my version is about 3 years old. I don't care what info gets deleted from the ...
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elementary OS Freya won't boot [on hold]

I have been doing Linux since last June and I have found my way around it pretty well. But I have been trying to boot elementary OS Freya beta 2 to my windows 8 UEFI laptop, I have tried using ...
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Can login but see blank Ubuntu background

My Ubuntu 14.10 x64 has ceased to work. It all started when I started to attempt to use rsync with the new ntfs external hard drive and had multiple crashes mid back up. After one restart, it just ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu completely and install Window 8.1 from USB?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 only but I want to uninstall Ubuntu and install Windows. Should I just do the following or there are some special instructions (i don't want to backup my files)?: ...
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How to make a bootable Windows 7 USB in Xubuntu 14.04.2

I've tried using the dd command and Winusb but neither of them worked. I'm not sure what program I can use to make the usb bootable. I don't know if this changes anything, but this copy of the Windows ...
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Dual Boot-Ubuntu along with Win 7, ubuntu not detecting the partitions on HDD on which Win 7 is currently exist as sole OS

I recently (19.03.2015) purchased Dell Insp 15 3543 (Ubuntu OS). As I wanted to Dual Boot Ubuntu along with Windows 7, I did not complete the Ubuntu installation (Pre-provided with Laptop, & ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 won't start with Windows 8 hibernating

I've been trying to start my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 when my Windows is in hibernation mode but it never starts. I receive two kinds of error, sometimes Ubuntu says: SpamAssassim Mail Filter Daemon: ...
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messed with my partitions

i did something very stupid, and i messed with my partitions; i can access everything (already backed up my ubuntu partition) but i dont think i have enough space for backing up my other partition but ...
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Keep VPS Always On

I have an install of Ubuntu that shuts down after exactly 60 minutes of inactivity. (This is intended.) Is there any way to keep it running something to keep it ok (e.g., a script that keeps ...
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Ubuntu freezes at startup. no key will work at all

I have Ubuntu 14.04 everything has been fine. I was using terminal for little low level things and I closed terminal but it wouldn't open back up. I decided to restart but when trying to restart, ...
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Live not working on newer toshiba satellite

I am trying to get live to work on a Toshiba satellite c75d-b7304. It has an AMD A6 quad core with r4 graphics. It has 4gb of ram. I have made a usb disk from 14.04.2 desktop-amd64 using live ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes while booting with purple screen

Been using Ubuntu unity for about 6 months and decided to give Ubuntu Gnome a try. Unfortunatly didn't like it so decided to return back to unity. Since then I have had loads of touble. My main issue ...