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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Upgrade to 14.04 LTS from Windows 7 and 12.10 dual boot

I have a dual boot of windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10LTS on my laptop. I want to upgrade to 14.04LTS ( Or any other newer LTS version). My question are: Do I have to backup my data in windows 7? (I ...
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How to make the “boot” of 15.04, faster? [on hold]

How to make the boot of 15.04 faster?
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Live USB Kernel Panic error?

I tried to make a 14.04 live USB with Universal USB Installer. I get to the screen where it says Try Ubuntu, Install Ubuntu, etc. but no matter what I select, it eventually ends in this error; end ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installation on Asus 1005HA

I'm new to Ubuntu, installed it alongside Windows XP on an Asus Eeepc 1005HA. 'twas geat - but I needed more space and decided to get rid of Windows entirely from the m/c. So, as the original ...
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SSH doesnt restart on reboot after upgrade to Ubuntu Vivid Vervet 15.04

I recently upgraded my server to Ubuntu Vivid Vervet 15.04 from 14.04.2 LTS The upgrade went fine, and I could SSH into the server no problem. It was only when I restarted the server (using restart ...
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Elementary OS not booting [closed]

I have a problem. My computer turns on normally, and the OS starts booting. The cursor comes up and some graphics start appearing, but suddenly it jumps back to the boot text, then does the same thing ...
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How do i create a bootable ISO usb? [duplicate]

I bought an HP Netbook it doesnt have a CD ROM Drive, I then bought an elite HP laptop off a well know shopping site, it was delivered and on powerup it goes to bitlocker screen, I am not interested ...
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12.04.05 - suddenly display shifts to off after selecting 12.04.05

I have a multi-boot system on my desktop. Most things are in my 12.04.05 system, and I have a win7, and a ubuntu 14.04. The 14.04 was only for testing purposes, as I use that partition to evaluate ...
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Grub2 not loading in dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on HP 4540s

Iam using a HP 4540s Notebook with Windows 8.1 Uefi installed. I followed all the steps for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS instalation and i got it all working but to load my dear Ubuntu i have to press F9 to ...
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Suddenly no display signal during reboot test

I am running the reboot test by a simple script file calling init 6 to stress my system. But I found no VGA display signal while running reboot test in Ubuntu 12.04. By refer the kernel.log file as ...
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Automatic clearance of boot folder

Hello one of my familly members, who is not so concerned with computers and Ubuntu has an Ubuntu setup with only 200MB space for the boot partition. That makes sense if you only like to install a few ...
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usb device descriptor read error

How can i fix this problem on Toshiba satellite l755 with Ubuntu 15.04 when starting up.
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Booting from Lubuntu on USB with several partitions

Here's my goal: a fully self-contained Lubuntu 14.04.2 installation on a 256GB USB pen drive that I have, which also has an NTFS partition that Windows can read. The drive is /dev/sdd. I started by ...
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Debian change runlevel during boot [migrated]

I've read lots and understand changing runlevel defaults and during runtime, but how can I change runlevel during the boot up of a Debian server? Background: XenServer virtual machine Debian Server. ...
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HELP… writing openSUSE image to SD card [migrated]

I am releatively new to linux and I have assembled a raspberry PI 2 model B and I'm relavively unexperience with linux. I have tinkered in the past with SUSE and want to start doing it again. I have ...
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Gateway PC wont boot. Get Boot sector error

Gateway PC wont boot. get boot sector error. tried recovery disk and restore from portable HD. I created a bootable Ubuntu USB, changed boot order and still nothing. I get Ubuntu window asking to try ...
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New Ubuntu install, initramfs

I've only really used Debian and Debian variants before and then only on either a virtual box or raspberry Pi. I'm trying to install the server variant of Ubuntu onto a Samsung N150 plus netbook (1GB ...
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Windows 8 safemode from grub [closed]

I want to run Windows 8 in safemode because it keeps saying "please wait" and does not open. The problem is that Windows 8 boot is so quick to interrupt by F8 and this is not working. Can I write ...
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Advanced boot problems [on hold]

I have a dell XPS L702X. After a recommended BIOS update from Dell, the computer went haywire. I tried most repair tricks from the book but I'm not not able to boot. Now all I get is "invallid PT" ...
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Keyboard doesn't work during bootup/grub if Wacom tablet is plugged in

I did an install of 15.04 on a second hard drive last night. After install everything was working great, initially. I tested that I could boot into Ubuntu from GRUB, into Windows, and into the BIOS. ...
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How to create uefi bootable iso?

I am trying to customize ubuntu-14.04.2-server-amd64.iso, but I am unable to make it uefi bootable. First I tried with original iso file: dd if=/path/to/iso/ubuntu-14.04.2-server-amd64.iso ...
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Failing to ask for crypt password on boot forces emergancy boot

I'm running Vivid on HP Pavilion 15. The Problem? When I boot the system, I get the purple screen that checks the disk. If I skip or wait till the end, I am pushed into emergency boot. (it should ...
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Ubuntu not booting after update

I recently installed some updates on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After I restarted my laptop it directly started in windows 8.1 without asking from which partition to boot. the starting GRUB screen has also ...
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I Have 2 Ubuntu options in Bios even after uninstalling the partition of elementary os freya in windows?

I've set the bios to automatically boot to windows 8.1 but there are 2 ubuntu options in the Bios even after I deleted the partition in which I installed elementary os freya by logging into windows ...
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minimal bash-like line editing is supported. Problem after a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04.2

So I had ubuntu on my NUC. It was great I have to power on and ubuntu start. But I had a problem and I had to reinstall everything. I erase everything and install to have a fresh ubuntu. Everything ...
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Black Screen After Bootup HELP!

recently I attempted to download ubuntu on my PC, everything was going fine (I download ubuntu 15.04) and it finsihed installing but after bootup all I got was a few blue "_ _ _ _" and then a black ...
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Deleted Swap, now boot takes forever

Running Ubuntu 15.04. I was receiving messages about my root / partition running out of space, and so I looked up how to allocate more space to it. I followed the answer to this question: How to ...
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Some error messages while boot, after upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04

Recently I upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04. Now I see some error messages during every startup. Could anyone please let me know, that why am I seeing such messages? The error message as follows : ...
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Laptop boots directly to Windows, Ubuntu alredy installed and refind not working

So i have this weird problem on a HP laptop Atheros. I first installed windows 7 and then Trusty Tahr,both on Uefi mode with the gpt partition. The problem is that when i turn it on, it goes ...
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ubuntu login from winwows 8.1

I have dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8.1. I restarted the pc with command shutdown -r now in Ubuntu Terminal. The PC restarted but now I can only access Windows and can't login to Ubuntu. ...
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Make USB bootable for kali linux

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS.I want to make a bootable usb stick using kali iso image file for Kali Linux installation. I tried following ways:1. unetbootin-linux-608 - it is just writing 4 text files ...
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What are the activities anf process that takes place in creating a live usb with Startup Disk Creator?

Question is almost clear, All I want to know is what are the processes that needs to be completed while making a live usb. Are there any similar ways of creating log chart like the bootchart for ...
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How to start lightdm services at startup

My system is running Ubuntu 15.04 and I've changed default boot to "text" instead of "quiet splash" by going through answer by @Bruno Pereira How do I disable X at boot time so that the system boots ...
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Ubuntu does not boot after install when another hdd/storage is present

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and Ubuntu does not boot after install. It requires me to use boot repair https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair to fix it so it will boot ...
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Can not load ubuntu 14.04

When I start the computer it seems ubuntu is loading normally, but a few seconds later I get black screen with this message: BusyBox v1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21.0 - 1ubuntu1) built-in shel (ash) Enter ...
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Error: environment block too small. Press any key to continue

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 and getting this error in grub menu Error: environment block too small Press any key to continueI went through this AskUbuntu Post about this problem but unable to solve it ...
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BIOS-Access Problems on Lenovo, Xubuntu installed over (a deleted) Windows 8

I installed Xubuntu on my friend's system awhile back, and it was working perfectly when I gave it to him -- it booted up, connected to the Internet, ran YouTube videos, all that jazz -- but he ...
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Boot problems after update

After an update, I was asked to restart, and after the restart, I couldn't boot. I was stuck on this screen: Afterwards, I tried solving this problem on my own, and I ended up nowhere. However, I ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB Stick on my PC - Black screen - But boots on another PC

My PC is running Ubuntu and Windows. Now I installed Ubuntu from a CD on my PC to a USB Stick successfully. I went to another PC and I could boot to Ubuntu from it (grub menu was showing) and ...
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USB stick not usable after ISO boot burn

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and have made 2 ISO boot sticks, one for Mint 17.1 and the other for 14.04. The Mint USB was made using 'Startup Disc Creator' from the software centre and the Ubuntu one was ...
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initramfs, faulty or not working partition

I've had a problem plaguing me for a few days. I had a buggy version of 14.04 installed for a while now, and I told myself enough is enough and plugged a USB flash drive with the 15.04 iso on it and ...
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FS mounted as RO on boot after upgrade to 15.04

Just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04. Couldn't get the system to boot ok. I could boot using (upstart) option - not using default systemd. When in default mode the lightdm terminal was stuck before login ...
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Can't see windows 8 in grub after installing ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo flex 2 alongside with windows 8. After the installing, I could see windows at grub boot-loader, but after clicking it I got an error. Trying to fix it, I followed ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu on btrfs: how to restore boot?

I've looked at the answers on this question, but none of them solved my problem: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) My system is partitioned as follows. ...
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My Dell Laptop with Ubantu is not booting

I don't have boot dvd/flash drive. I have a desk top with XP SP3; i have down loaded a USB installer to make boot USB but net Ubantu iso. How to down load this iso file and make the boot USB?
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Cannot boot after updates 12.04

I've been dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04. I can't remember what updates were done yesterday, but today I'm getting errors when trying to boot to both operating systems. I choose either of ...
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Cannot reinstall Windows after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop(Sony Vaio Duo 13). The laptop ONLY has two USB slots in the back, no disk drive. A bit later I realized that I still needed Windows for programs needed in ...
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Boot repair failed, help?

I've had Ubuntu for a few weeks now, but yesterday Ubuntu stopped working, and i have no idea why. Instead of going to the dual boot menu like usual it went straight to windows. I tried using a live ...
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First time pc build trying to install ubuntu and struggling

G3258 CPU, Msi Z97 pc mate, Evga GeForce 210, Evga 400w power source, 4gb Kingston 1333 ram, HD seagate-barracuda-1tb-7200rpm-64mb I'm using a 2gb usb (fat) to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS the file is an ...
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Delete a file, from a USB ubuntu boot

So i made a huge mistake. I ran the Testdisk program. And i made a huge file (120+ Gb). Made the computer unable do almost anything. I tried to delete it. It got moved to the trash. And i tried to ...