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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Cannot boot, laptop screen doesn't work, may have broken grub

My laptop's built in screen has been out of commission for awhile, which usually isn't a problem since I use an external monitor, but the GRUB/BIOS menus don't appear on the external monitor. I was ...
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How does Ubuntu boot the display manager and windows manager?

Every time I update to a new version of Ubuntu (presently I am using 14.04 LTS), I have trouble with the GUI. The trouble usually takes the form of a black, blank screen and no text login. Looking at ...
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GRUB see LVM disk with Kubuntu only after enter to BIOS

I have a boot problem. I've installed Kubuntu 13.10 from a standard image file (using the standard installer) without manual partitioning. During the set-up process I chose the option "Setup on ...
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I want to kill off my splash screen [duplicate]

Previous title: Lubuntu splash screen problem bc of Nvidia driver. I'm new to linux and getting under the hood of computers in general. I'm doing my research but it'll take awhile for me to gain a ...
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Boot partition full, failed upgrade prevents cleaning

This seems to be a common problem area from all the other questions and answers but none of them seem to address my specific problem. After several upgrades my server boot partition filled up. ...
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Ubuntu USB installation does not boot on a Dell Inspirion N5010

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Hard Drive (WD Elements, 1TB) from my desktop PC. The boot loader is installed on the USB HD, too, and it boots with no problems from that PC. I've tested it on a ...
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boot is full, updating fails [duplicate]

Hand translated: I am asked to update, but there appears to be little room. And even though I only recently have Ubuntu operating system, so there are almost no pictures, music, etc. I should mention ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 howto start spacenavd after X?

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use FreeCAD with a 3D mouse. So I installed spacenavd and the mouse does not work. I have to become superuser and kill spacenavd and restart it. ...
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Decrease boot-up time with e4rat

I found an article on howtogeek - how to reduce boot time using e4rat. But seems that article is very old and made for Ubuntu 11.04 Since then lot of new Ubuntu versions came and now we have Ubuntu ...
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Dual Boot WIn8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 messed up with easyBCD [duplicate]

So i successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my preinstalled win 8.1. But then i tried messing with easyBCD 2.2. So after choosing easyBCD option to restore everything to default settings i ...
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No option to boot windows after installing ubuntu

I already have windows installed and I just installed Ubuntu and I was expecting that it will ask me which OS to boot after startup but it didn't. I refer the link but didn't work Windows 7 not ...
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Mustang dev board Ubuntu installation

We got a Mustang development board (applied micro) and Im trying to install Ubuntu on it based on this page instruction: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/Server/Install/Mustang I've did everything ...
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rEFInd bootloader not loading by default

I'm in the process of hacking my Surface Pro 3 with Ubuntu. The Surface is a UEFI x64 system that uses Secure Boot. At this point I have Ubuntu installed along side Windows, booting through GRUB2 with ...
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I think I accidentally removed the current linux kernel when trying to free up space in /boot

Sorry for being a bit long-winded, but I am not sure what has happened so I'll try to state what has happened as completely as possible. I am currently logged in to the system and it's running. It is ...
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System is running in low graphics coupled with BSOD (Dual Boot)

I had a nicely working dual boot until I shut down my laptop yesterday. Today, when I booted it up, I got this error on my Ubuntu: I tried changing my display manager to gdm. It got worse, I ...
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How to Get Windows Back After Accidentally Selecting it as Swap [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.4 LTS on my laptop with Windows installed to use as dual-boot but during the installation, it asked me to select a partition to use as swap. Thinking that it won't be formatted, ...
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Can't install any app [duplicate]

I am facing problem installing / updating any app on my system. I did some Google and came to know /boot is 99% full. I tried increasing it but everything failed because everything gets stuck at gzip: ...
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How to get Infinite crisis to play in POL, wine

I havent been able to find a clear answer on if Infinite Crisis can play on Ubuntu with play on linux and wine installed. If so could someone give me steps in how to get working?
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Return Chromium OS install to Ubuntu?

I'm new to this site (though I've lurked and used a lot of answers on here before) and I have a question that no amount of Googling around seems to be able to answer. So, I recently installed ...
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Sudden bad resolution at startup

My ubuntu installation has been working fine for 6 months now, but suddenly at startup the resolution is stretched horizontally. I am not new at all with Linux but still have not learnt its arcanes… ...
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System is unintentionally shutting down

Well, my system is turning off (shutting down), and I don't know why. It happened 4 times today. I am using the computer, and then it turns off. Could anyone help me?
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Windows 8.1 not booting after installed the Ubuntu [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 with p reinstalled Windows 8.1 in a UEFI mode, after that my laptop directly boots into Ubuntu. Then, I changed the BIOS settings and logged into Windows 8.1, installed ...
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Configure and run indicator-sysmonitor on boot at login prompt

I want to use indicator-sysmonitor to display an indicator showing that the network connection is up amongst other things immediately at boot on the lightdm login screen. I followed these steps to ...
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Problems with installing 'along side' or 'something else' [on hold]

I have been having problems installing Ubuntu. I have a PC with an SSD 60GB for Ubuntu and a 500GB HD split into 3 partitions for (i) WIndows 120GB (ii) /home and (iii) 8GB for /swap. When I ...
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Deleting Old Kernels But Saying I Dont Have Correct Permissions [duplicate]

Okay So I Have Tried To Download Synaptic And Allll The Other Thing This Forum Tells You To Do And Nothing Is Working, I Am Trying To Install The Recent Update For Ubuntu 14.04 But For Some Reason ...
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Freezing in boot after updating + ubuntu 14.04

I update my ubuntu last night and after reboot , my ubuntu is freezing in boot screen . Any solution ?
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Booting From DVD on 14.04 [closed]

I am trying to boot from a DVD on my Pavilion HP laptop and it s not allowing me to do so. I have set the boot order for both UFEI and Legacy to internal CD/Rom as the first and it still does not ...
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Is the ASUS Strix GTX 970 completely incompatible with Ubuntu?

I've been running Ubuntu for a long tim (since 6.something) and I'm completely stuck on this one. Until recently I was running a geforce 670, dual-booting Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 with no issues. ...
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(Boot Problem) Error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. grub rescue>

So I normally auto-boot to windows through grub because of music software incompatibilities with Ubuntu. This message (in the title) came up one day and I could never figure out what happened, but It ...
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Creating a boot disc and Installing ubuntu ASUS X205T(A)

I am having problems with creating a boot disc and installing ubuntu on an ASUS X205T I just bought. I have successfully (I believe) created a few boot discs with 2 different programs and checked to ...
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Cannot get Ubuntu Server 14 to boot

I have been having a problem after a power outage last night. The computer rebooted after the power came back online but sat at the Mac Grey startup screen with a folder and question mark in it which ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Fails after upgrade

Just yesterday, 11 DEC 2014, I installed 195MB worth of updates on a 14.04 LTS box that I have been preparing to give as gift. I first installed 14.04 a couple of months ago and all upgrades went fine ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 black screen on boot on my PC, when HDMI TV is ON!

My Pc, which is a dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04, is always linked to an LG TV through my HD 7970 HDMI port. I can never boot in Ubuntu while my TV is ON. I get a black screen, and I can't ...
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System Could not boot from harddisk after installing ubuntu

I need some help here, i wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop which have a 1TB storage and only 1 partition(C:) running windows 8.1, so i burnt the ISO file for Ubuntu to a USB device and I installed ...
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Unable to boot into anything

I ran into the problem described here and applies the solution suggested there. Now when I start this device, I just get the GRUB 2 CLI. I'm no longer able to get onto the live CD to reinstall (even ...
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How to move LVM Partition

I have an HD partitioned like below: /dev/sda1 (ext2) -> 50Mb free /dev/sda2 (Extended) -->/dev/sda5 (lvm2 pv) -> 10Gb free I need to use free 10Gb to resize the /dev/sda1 (boot) because there is no ...
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want to configure Ubuntu as web server , DHCP server for IPV6

I want to configure the Ubuntu as webserver and dhcp server is it possible and configuration PC should be require for that
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VHD Native Boot via windows 8 boot loader

ok so ive just finished my last class for the semester and in the next few days after my certification test i plan to reformat my pc. i will be installing windows 8 via a .VHD native boot. i will be ...
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unable to boot ubuntu after upgrade,even after changing ro to rw in grub

My os was already 14.04 but my friend did some upgrade, after which it is not booting,showing serious errors were found while checking the disk for /. I searched on internet, and tried changing ro to ...
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boot errors after install failure 14.04

Trying to install single boot 14.04 on an Acer Aspire S7 from live USB; the install crashed and now I'm not able to boot. I've disabled UEFI (to "legacy"), but still not able to install from the ...
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Ubuntu OS on SSD and RAID-5 for data files

I want my NAS to run a lot like Freenas or Nas4free in that I have a separate drive for my OS and all other files (like WWW, media, plex media server and minecraft) run off the raid-5 (3*3tb WD reds). ...
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Not enough free disk space when trying to update 14.04 [duplicate]

/boot only has 243 MB of space with 180MB used (according to GParted) I'm trying to install updates, but i need another 24.9MB freed. I want to resize /boot to give it an extra GB (or so) so i can ...
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Boot hangs after upgrade to kernel 3.13.0-43

I just upgraded from 3.13.0-40 to 3.13.0-43, and now I can't boot- my system hangs at the ubuntu splash screen with the five orange dots. My fans are all running full-tilt, and the system is ...
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ubuntu wont boot after install

ive just installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba satellite c50 b and the boot64.efi was missing in the efi boot folder . I loaded Linux live and tried to copy and paste it onto my hard disk but Im not given ...
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How to boot compressed image

I've made a single .img. It's a minimal Ubuntu which includes a rootfs and various installs. A kernel and kernel modules are installed. I'd like to compress my .img and have the bootloader load ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 kernel update from 3.13.0-40 to 3.13.0-43 caused my laptop to hang

Ubuntu 14.04, just updated from kernel 3.13.0-40-generic to 3.13.0-43-generic and now I can not boot my laptop. It seemed that the new kernel came with some Navidia drivers that caused this problem. ...
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Guest OS booting hangs in virtualbox

I am running virtualbox 4.3.10 in ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a working guest OS of open suse 13.1 in this virtualbox. What I have done I exported this appliance to ova file, so that I can use it in ...
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Why does booting fail when /etc/network/interfaces file is misconfigured

I often edit /etc/network/interfaces file to setup ad-hoc connection among PCs. If I happen to reboot the system, the system waits for a long time saying 'Waiting for Network Configuration...'. ...
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Cannot switch back to Windows 8.1 after trying out Ubuntu

Hello Internet friends. I am a little worried about my current situation. Let me unfold the whole story. Eager to discover new horizons, I read a little bit about Linux earlier. I only know a little ...
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Ubuntu partitionation and boot does not work

I wanna create a second partition with gparted for my Windows but it wont work, i have a 1TB HDD and Ubuntu says that 1TB oft it is used, but only 50GB is used. So i can create an partition of 44Mib ...