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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what is right way to partition drive for fresh Ubuntu install?

I am trying to install fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 LTS and when i use gparted to check how the disk is partitioned, i see that is the alert button on the partition containing grub During ...
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How start ubuntu from a bootable USB stick

I made a bootable USB stick and I made sure to follow the guide lines. As far as I can tell nothing went wrong when creating the USB stick but somehow I can't find out how to boot ubuntu from the ...
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Runing ubuntu in Vmware error - No boot file name recieved

This is a picture of the error message in Vmware workstation
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Windows does not load, installed in a separated HHD

I have a laptop with two hard disks: SSD with installed Ubuntu 16.04 in the standard disk slot HHD with installed Windows 10 in the optical drive slot When bot disks are present I can't boot ...
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Installation doesn't begin

I downloaded Ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso from Ubuntu's downloadable torrent and wrote it on a 4GB flashdrive using rufus-2.8 on a Windows 7. So I get to the BIOS and set to boot from the USB. On ...
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Boot freeze after install fresh of 16.04 and nvidia drivers

I've been struggling with a fresh 16.04 desktop install on PC with Nvidia GTX 950. Initial install is fine. Only thing is in Nouveau my 4k monitor only goes up to full hd resolution. After I install ...
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EDIT WIFI NOT WORKING - hp pavillion x360 i5 ubuntu live usb black screen :'(

da question has beeen updated :) ok, so before y'all guys say "dis is dupelicate" me is in trouble!!!! let moi explain. i has HP Pavllion x360 13 inch with the 4/5th gen i5!!! Intel Graphics 5500. da ...
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macbook pro 15 can't shutdown on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , still that screen

In My Macbook Pro 15 Dual-Boot OS X and Ubuntu everything is ok and when I exe shutdown -h now, still this screen: efibootmgr info: BootCurrent:0000 BootOrder:0000,0001,0081 Boot0000* ubuntu ...
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Not enough free space on /boot to upgrade 14.04 - already cleared kernels, what else is here?

When software tries to update, I get a message that there's not enough disk space on /boot. I've got rid of old kernels and emptied trash, but there still isn't enough space. According to gparted, the ...
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After install xubuntu 16, starting gives errors

The installation procedure was completely successful, but starting the new OS brings a lot of errors and blocks. Here some of the messages I see: Starting init: /bin/sh exists but couldn't execute ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 broken after upgrade

When my desktop rebooted after upgrading Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 to 16.04, startup gets stuck in a state where it constantly switches between a terminal and graphics mode, as if it tries to start graphics ...
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Linux: How to mount --bind directory(folder) on boot using /etc/fstab

My computer installed both ubuntu desktop and windows. I mount the windows NTFS partition on the linux os, then I use wine to run some windows applications in ubuntu. To make some data shared, I ...
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After upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 from 14.04 can't get grub to boot

The upgrade went especially well [infinitely better and less problematic than 12.04 to 14.04 [which was a multi-WEEK hell]. However, after it completed and I rebooted...nothing! but a black terminal ...
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Black screen after Ubuntu Upgrade from 14.10 to 15.10

Earlier If I try to boot into Ubuntu(14.10) that shows up at top of grub menu, screen was black (it's not that black screen with blinking cursor).So I used to boot with some other kernels in recovery ...
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Acer 3810T boot fails with ubuntu 16.04

After installing ubuntu on my Aspire laptop, boot fails consistently with the message Failed to set MokListRT - Invalid Parameter. I have tried various options, but always with the same result. Any ...
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14.04 LTS Server - Ubuntu won't complete boot for no clear reason

My Ubuntu 14.04 server does not boot anymore and I have not been able to find a clear reason for that in the logs. I do not have physical access to the server, however I can start a rescue GRML live ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Checking Media [FAIL]

While installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a machine which previously had 15.04, I selected to install third-party libraries. The 16.04 installer prompts to shut off Secure Boot and install via BIOS, so I ...
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How to set custom boot screen image in 14.04 and 16.04?

I have two Asus laptops. One is on 14.04.1 and the other I just today set up with a new 1 TB SSD, 8 GB more RAM, and Ubuntu 16.04. I want to set a custom boot screen image on both machines. No ...
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installing ubuntu from USB, missing parameter error

I have a very old version of ubuntu, 10.04. Now, I'm trying to install ubuntu 16.04 from a bootable USB drive (because the DVD drive doesn't work). But the following message appears: Missing ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 “booting in insecure mode” message even when turned off manually in BIOS

I just installed a nice fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on my Samsung Series 5 Laptop, and noted the new option in the install screens that required a password to disable secure mode booting - I unsuspectingly ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition now cannot get past Grub Rescue

I deleted my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7, and when I boot my computer it says: error: unknown file system Entering rescue mode... Grub rescue> Now I can enter commands. I googled a lot of ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after installing ubuntu

While i was installing ubuntu to dual-boot with windows 7 ulitmate i accidentaly changed my nfts /:D partittion ot ext4 and now when i try to boot windows 7 it stays in windows logo. I will be glad ...
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I can't boot to Ubuntu 14.04 after installing Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 then i installed Windows 7 now it boots automatic in windows 7 Now if i want to boot in Ubuntu it dosen't let me, it automatic boots in Windows 7 How can i get the boot ...
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Making a Live CD in Xubuntu

As soon i realised how important is to have a backup of your files,i bought a external drive in order to backup them.Now i want to switch to another Operatins System but still keep my Xubuntu Copy on ...
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I have problem with instalation Ubuntu

Good morning, I have a problem. When I installed Ubuntu and at the end of the installation appears this error. I instal Ubuntu from Flash drive. [ 560.312235] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attemped to ...
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Bootable device not working

I have HP-15-du005tu, downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu i.e 16.04 and using rufus. I've made a bootable device but whenever I restart using advanced mode (win 8.1) it always says bootable device ...
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Repairing broken ubuntu installation in Windows 10 + Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual Boot

I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu to 15.10 then to 16.04, I think I accidentally closed the window (thankfully it's not grub that's broken). Then, I wanted to go to System monitor so I can see if I did not ...
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hard drive doesn't appear as device

I have an Acer Aspire R11 combination Laptop / Tablet. It has a 32 Gb harddrive with a few partitions. Windows 8.1 is installed on it. I recently had an issue with partitioning. I decided to use an ...
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how xenial mokmanager on boot

xenial's mokmanager seems to have disabled secure boot on all linux installs on this hard drive. Can I use it to turn it back on? Is there some key combination on boot to bring it up.
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Ubuntu server 16.04 won't boot after installation

I've just installed ubuntu server 16.04 but it won't boot. Here's the only thing I get on screen: lvmetad is not active yet; using direct activation during sysinit lvmetad is not active yet; ...
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Debian-based distros dont work on my Mid-2009 MBP

I have a Mid-2009 15" MBP (MacBookPro5,3). It has always not been able to boot Ubuntu 12 and 14 (LTS), but Ubuntu 10 (LTS) works fine. I've also tried Debian and Linux Mint and they have the same ...
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Unable to see partiontioned HDD

I installed Ubuntu with windows 7 and then as I went out of memory on Linux I reboot to increase the partition there i erased the old ubuntu and i put 15 gb for my windows loader rest i made the C: ...
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My bootable usb doesn't show up as an option in the boot menu

I followed this guide, and my usb does not show up as an option in the boot menu. This is what my boot drive looks like. Boot Drive Image
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What is it? (a statement during boot and shutdown)

I installed Xubuntu 16.04. Every time I turn my computer on, I see the following statement before login screen appears: /dev/sda1: clean, 169504/30269440 files, 2857236/120061778 blocks It lasts ...
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Are there any know errors in the Ubuntu 16.04 bootable USB sticks that we create with the disk creator?

I have just created a bootable USB stick with the new ubuntu 16.04 iso. The md5 check gives me that everything is fine with the iso I make it from, but when I check for errors on the USB pendrive. I ...
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Kubuntu doesn't work after upgrade to 16.04

I have a new system76 lemur laptop. It worked fine for a week. I installed kubuntu, that worked fine. Then I upgraded to 16.04 and the system doesn't boot fully anymore. The kubuntu logo flashes ...
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Ubuntu is not booting after re-installation of Windows in dual boot system

My laptop was dual booted - Windows 7 (32 bit) along with Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) LTS - and I used it without any problems. Due to Windows performance issues I had to format windows primary C:\ ...
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install ubuntu without ecrase

Hello everyone I want to reinstall ubuntu without removing the existing system or my file and documents. That is what I must do aue. look at this picture to understand me. Thanks for helping me
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Inspiron 7559 not shutting down 16.04 Gnome

So far tried 4.5 kernel that did nothing, nvidia drivers stops me from booting with black screen, bumblebee hangs while installing, enabled preliminary support that did nothing aswell, tried with/out ...
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Can't clean install ubuntu 14.10+

I can clean install 14.04 as many times as I like. I can clean install any other flavour of Linux as I like (debian, mint, bhodi etc etc). I can't install 14.10 or newer of ubuntu or their ...
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Upgraded to 16.04 and now getting error message

After successfully upgraded to 16.04, I am now getting this message whilst booting lvmetad not active yet, using direct access
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Solved ! Grub Installation Failed Ubuntu 16.04 fresh Installation, Unable to Boot form USB

I was trying to fresh install Ubuntu 16.04 on DELL 3521, Previously i was using 15.04. System was getting slow so i wanted to install fresh, I deleted the /, /boot, /swap and recreated. There are ...
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Ubuntu succefully installed, reboot, then nothing

I am using a Lenovo IdeaPad Z475 with AMD APU A6-3400m, 8Gb of RAM, and 128Gb SSD from Sandisk Z400s. I tried to install the ubuntu from USB. The SSD is new. So no other OS is being installed in my ...
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How to install Ubuntu 16.04 or any version of Ubuntu with Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have just purchased a new laptop (an Acer Aspire E51-531) with Windows 10. As I have with my last few laptops (various models), I tried to install Ubuntu in new partition and have a dual mode ...
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Grub2 missing partitions. Fix?

I recently made a post because Grub wasn't finding the partition (Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition?). I assumed this was because I was trying to boot externally, via ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS Power Mac G5 Booting loop

I'm a happy owner of Power Mac G5 dual 2,3Ghz (PowerMac 11,2) and I'm trying to install newest version of Ubuntu Mate. Installation goes well, whether I have a second partition with Mac OS or not, but ...
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How to use only USB wifi card first if it exists

I have read this article: How to disable built-in wifi and use only USB wifi card? However, my problem is sort of difference. My laptop is very old. and the built-in WIFI only supports 802.11b/g/n. ...
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14.04 hangs, suspicious broken dependency with libefl

Ubuntu's got a broken package dependency and I tried to fix it, but now it won't reboot. I have to admit I haven't been paying as much attention to my Ubuntu server as I should recently even though ...
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Black screen after ubuntu gnome 16.04 update

I have a dual boot windows 10& ubuntu 16.04. I just updated it to 16.04 from 15.10(gnome version) and when the system restared it asked me which system I want to boot,I chose ubuntu and the logo ...
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Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition?

I have recently installed grub on my internal hard drive. I have swapped out my hard drive with an solid state drive. I am attempted to boot to my original hard drive (the one with grub installed to ...