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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Ubuntu 12.04 - Load fallback graphics devices [fail] - How to open terminal

There are other answers to my question, but i can't understand them. Let me first explain my problem. When i boot ubuntu, there isn't any interface just some "comments" about the boot. And when this ...
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Install to Windows 8 - rebooting [duplicate]

I want install ubuntu with Windows 8 (dual-boot). When I choose "Install Ubuntu to Windows 8" that want reboot ok.. after nothing happend. When again chose it, same. :( Some solution ? Can be it ...
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Booting from flash drive

Hello I'm rather new to Ubuntu and I was wondering if someone could point me to a tutorial of how to boot from a flash drive and tell me if I need to partition my hard drive in anyway in order to boot ...
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Why ubuntu is mixing my HDD's saying sda1 is the same as sdb6

So i have this problem which i really don't know what to do with it, but it's making me alot of problems.The problem is not only locked to sda1 and sdb6 partitions it can change from boot to boot. ...
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Cannot get sickbeard or couchpotato to run on startup on ubuntu server 12.04LTS

I know this question has been asked dozens of times, though nothing I read & try seems to be working for me. My most recent problem was rebooting my machine to find sickbeard & couchpotato ...
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Error when boot: Could not write bytes: broken pipe

Good day, I see there are various questions about the same topic but it looks like the cause are somewhat different. I tried tor resolve my problem by looking and trying some of the solutions but ...
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I have been try to Install a dual boot system with Window 7 & Ubuntu

Every version of Ubuntu I try to install shows up a black screen with a white box on the top left corner of the screen. I have tried from versions 12:04 and up but no luck. My System Specs Intel i7 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 does not boot properly after improper shutdown

Some days ago, my Ubuntu began to crash, so I had to turn it off improperly. After that it does not boot anymore, giving the following error: > error: attempt to read or write outside of disk ...
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Auto mount mount point on iSCSI driver

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I recently added a 1 terabyte iSCSI volume with a single ext4 partition. Everything works as it should but with the only issue being I cannot create a mount point using ...
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No screens found!

After installing Ubuntu on my new Laptop (using the nomodeset method), Ubuntu boots into a black (blank) screen. I've tried every single solution listed in here: My computer boots to a black screen, ...
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Ubuntu LiveCD install stuck on “creating user” step

I've been STRUGGLING to install Ubuntu (as dual-boot with an existing Windows XP installation, on a different drive and partition) for a couple of days now. I've already checked the md5 hash for the ...
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Dual Boot Sabayon Ubuntu, Ubuntu already installed

I know this question has been asked quite often but the only solutions I could find were the ones to first install sabayon and then Ubuntu. I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed and have quite an unnormal ...
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Can't load into windows 8 after advanced boot repair

I was trying to remove grub 2. I went into advance options of boot repair and selected 'restore MBR'. Then in MBR options I selected boot windows partition. After restarting I found the grub2 menu ...
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Keyboard not working after installing Windows 8

I had Ubuntu on my Computer. I then installed Windows 8, after which I could not boot from Ubuntu. So I installed GRUB using Boot-repair from a Live USB. Now, when I boot and see GRUB, I can use my ...
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Trouble booting into Ubuntu with UEFI

I was hoping you all could help. Ive done a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell laptop. When I shut down then restart I get an error msg on my Dell screen which reads "Start PXE over IPv6 -- ...
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error: unknown filesystem. grub resuce>

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with a live CD and asked it to wipe Windows. I had a dual boot before and did not really like Windows anyway. Now when I boot it without the CD I get this error ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto an empty hard disk, using OSX

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on an empty hard disk in my desktop computer, using a DVD, burned from an .iso. I used a Mac to download and burn the DVD several times again, using fresh ...
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Booting directly from LiveUSB on a USB Stick with Ubuntu 12.04

I have created a bootable USB stick from the 12.04 build of Ubuntu and I'm finding it is better for my laptop than the Windows Vista that came on it. However, I don't want to create a dual boot ...
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Cannot boot ZFS root on Ubuntu 12.04 after Heartbleed update

I did the apt-get update and then upgrade to deal with the heartbleed vulnerability. I rebooted after the upgrade without checking that everything was good. Now I'm not having much luck. It is booting ...
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fill_in_dev failed ubuntu 13.10

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a USB key but when I boot I see the error "fill_in_dev failed" flash up on a black screen after the initial Ubuntu splash screen appears. The computer will not boot ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 boots into blank screen after grub [duplicate]

Recently after force shutting down during a long Shutdown then when it started up it would go to grub and then it would flash a login screen before going black with a not moving terminal cursor. After ...
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How do I recover my Windows 7 password using Ubuntu?

I have forgotten my Windows 7 password. Can I use any tools/applications in Ubuntu to recover the password?
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Can't change brightness when installing

I'm kind of newbie in ubuntu. After several hours of research and trail, I finally managed to boot into Ubuntu installation screen via USB. However, my screen brightness is really really dim, I can ...
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Unable to boot from hard drive after installing Ubuntu

My apologies if I've overlooked the answer elsewhere on this board. I have spent the last almost two weeks on and off trying to resolve this issue: can't successfully boot up hard drive after ...
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How do I set boot parameters in the installer?

I downloaded Ubuntu and burned it to a disc. The installer loads just fine, but will not find my hard drive. Basically I need to set the nolapic boot parameter for it to find my HD controller. Is ...
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After installing xserver-xorg-core laptop won't boot

So I was trying to figure out how to install the proprietary Intel drivers for my laptop and found I needed to install xserver-xorg-video-intel. When I tried installing that I was told I needed to ...
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INSTALLED UBUNTU ON COMPAQ PRESARIO 2100US [duplicate]

I believe I installed Ubuntu 13.10 LS from 4GB USB. But It boots to a black screen "GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3.14" that states "Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported." I'm a complete novice ...
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Boot Repair doesn't work after Windows 8.1 Update

(The original title of this post was "Boot Repair doesn't work after April 2014 Windows 8.1 Update" since I wanted to highlight that this is not about the 8.0 -> 8.1 update, but the update for 8.1 ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04; after new-installation

I am new at ubuntu and have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a second partition ; the first partition being Windows 7. The installation was without problems; then by re-start appears GNU GRUB on the ...
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“AUTHENTICATION TOKEN ERROR” when reseting password [duplicate]

I removed my Ubuntu password and locked the user settings. I want to reset the password now but I cannot unlock the settings. I have tried the root shell method but I get the "AUTHENTICATION TOKEN ...
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Boot repair enabled Ubuntu after multiple attempts but not XP

First two link numbers are 7229750 and 99, followed by... http://paste.ubuntu.com/7229810/ ...and finally... http://paste.ubuntu.com/7229947/ After several attempts (re above URLs) with boot ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 fails to boot from HardDrive after install (GRUB works fine, no uefi)

Message during boot: Fixing recursive foult but reboot is needed! Dell Inspiron 1501, 1.8 Tureon 4Gb RAM After upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 it was very slow boot up. In case of it I decided to ...
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I couldnt get into BIOS. Ubuntu is being first boot device

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 in my lenova laptop parallel to Windows. Bt i didn't take my partition on windows and detect my hardisk fully. Bt now i couldn't able to get into BIOS setting too. When ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't boot(black screen) and login incorrect [on hold]

I'm new to linux, and a noob with computer in general. Ubuntu isn't making it easy for me. I already had to re-install it twice for similar issues. I want to understand what the problem is and how to ...
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Problems while using an SSD. Some HDD and SSD partitions fail to mount

I just added a new SSD drive and copied all the root files to it, edited fstab and updated the grub. Now the system is booting but some partitions fail to mount including 1 SSD partion and the swap ...
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Booting Error: symbol not found grub_efi_secure_boot [closed]

I recently installed Linux Mint in a laptop, and I had a grub error at the start. As such, I ran BootRepair to try and fix it, but apparently there was an error towards the end. Right now I'm getting ...
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Win7 wont boot after i deleted that partition for Ubuntu [closed]

Hey guys I'm in total panic mode right. Last night I installed a program to delete partitions. I deleted all the patitions on the backup harddrive (ubuntu was installed on it) I had Ubuntu on the ...
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How to configure pxelinux.cfg/default properly in order to install Ubuntu from network?

I'm trying to set up PXE in order to install Ubuntu 13.10 Server x64 through local network. So far, I can boot through PXE and, when using pxelinux.cfg/default provided by default, be able to install ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 13.10. “Can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod”

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 8.1 to boot together. I installed Ubuntu on my main hard drive (which came with Windows pre-installed). However, when I tried to boot Ubuntu, it just ...
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Downloading and burning a live CD

Can I download and burn a live cd on my laptop then use that cd to install an os on my mothers desktop? Thank you.
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Acer Aspire E1-531G: External HDD doesn't boot

I bought an Acer Aspire E1-531G a few months back and to make a long story short, the internal hard drive failed and it wouldn't boot up. I bought an external hard drive (A touro, 500 GB) to install ...
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Messing around with easy bcd, messed up MBR

So, last night i was messing around with easyBCD 2.2 trying to repair my legacy win8 MBR when i messed it up even worse. Before, when i started it it would go straight to GRUB2 and would boot into ...
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How can I move space from my root partition so I can use it? [duplicate]

When I installed ubuntu I've made my boot/root partition way too large. I need some of that space. What can I do now? I attached a link to a picture to see how my partitions are. I don't really know ...
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ureadahead main process terminated with status 5

Having struggled for the last few days with a kernel panic, this is the new error I am getting on boot. A restart doesn't help. I have access to the server in rescue mode where I can mount the ...
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How is information passed between ipconfig and the init process at boot time

I'm trying to assign an IPv6 address to my machine at early boot time (in order to boot a diskless system over IPv6) with ip -6 addr add $ipv6/108 dev eth0 at nfs-premount. This works fine, but as ...
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Stuck at logo screen while booting on VMWare Workstation

I install Ubuntu 12.0.4 on VMWare Workstation 9. The installation is successful. I can log in to my account and I can install many packages and I can surf the website but when I shutdown and open ...
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Ubuntu server 12.4 LTS installation -boot Error

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.4 server but it doesnt boot I downloaded the iso that corresponds to my server (amd x64) and I made a USB device bootable using the Universal USB Installer as ...
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Booting Paravirtualized Kernel On Bare Hardware

I been reading dmesg and i found the line " Booting paravirtualized kernel on bare hardware " but I am not using Ubuntu in visualization I am using it on my laptop DELL N5110 the only OS I have on ...
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I Can't Reboot Ubuntu 12.04.4 after first start-up

Hi I am having a problem with Ubuntu12.04.4 I replaced my Windows XP OS with Ubuntu and the first time I rebooted it, the computer worked fine. I had to close the computer unexpectedly when it locked ...
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boot loading without full netwrok ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

for before thanks for helps my laptop Acer aspire 5733 i am using ubuntu 13.10. 2 days ago,i wrote command apt-get upgrade and restart after my laptop connect wifi but not working intenet if start ...