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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Need help migrating hard drive using Ubuntu

So, I have a computer dual-booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Despite being dual-booted, it boots straight to Windows 8 (It seems to be a recovery feature with Helwett-Packard computers, I'm ...
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Server can't boot, showing main process (206) terminated with status 127

The system is Debian 7.0. Booting in recovery mode fails with messages shown in this pic:screenshot. Do you know how can I solve this issue?
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kernel panic and Stack with CapsLock and ScrollLock

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 in a machine with ASUS H81M-K (Bios 1002 8/12/14) with pre-existing Windows 7. The system is dual boot with one HDD. While there was no problem during installation and ...
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want to install ubuntu 13.10 [on hold]

Recently I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a new hp notebook. However I want to install ubuntu 13.10. How do i install ubuntu 13.10 over 14.04 I chose to erase disk completely and install ubuntu when I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Live won't boot - Nouveau and Nvidia

Overview Installing Ubuntu 15.10 and when trying to boot into a live version of the install, the boot hangs and returns the following after mounting and the like. iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Unsupported ...
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Ubuntu doesn't start the install

so im interested in installing Ubuntu. I've made a bootable USB with Ubuntu, but when I try to boot my PC from USB it starts the ubuntu login screen, and after it loads, http://imgur.com/a/agsgO those ...
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How to install tribar theme for plymouth?

I miss tribar theme from RHEL/Debian. I cannot find it for Ubuntu. Do you have any idea why there is no tribar? How to set it? Do you know any other so simple and cute text theme, that is available in ...
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Change from UEFI to BIOS: can not install grub

I wanted to change from UEFI to BIOS on my Samsung Series 9 Laptop to be able to use features such as keyboard backlight. I lossley followed this instruction Convert from EFI to BIOS boot But when I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't reach log-in screen after Nvidia Driver Installation

I've recently installed Ubuntu onto my MSI GS60 6QE which comes with an i7-6700HQ CPU and an NVIDIA 970M graphics card. I'm dual booting Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with Windows 10. In order to install ...
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how do I fix grub rescue? [duplicate]

So I read another article on how to fix the grub rescue... which this this one right here: Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition! So pretty much what I did was this set ...
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Grub crashes when installing windows 10

I tried installing Windows 10 alongside my existing installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was working fine till I rebooted my system for the second time. Firstly, the GRUB menu shows Windows 7 ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to a newer version, cannot boot: end Kernal panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a few months now and thought I'd update to a later version. Therefore, I followed this query (Update Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04) and upgraded. Oddly enough, when I checked ...
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cannot get grub/boot after Ubuntu install on surface pro 3

I've gotten a surface pro 3 and installed Ubuntu xenial nightly on it. I've disabled secure boot and when I reboot the system after install it goes straight to the bios screen without any boot loader ...
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Partitioned with Gparted, installed android on new partition, now having issues

Well I was stupid and thought it would be a good idea to install android alongside ubuntu 14.10. I used a Live USB, partitioned with Gparted, and then installed Android on the new unused partition. ...
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a dreaded fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:3 input/output error

Hello and advanced help please.... I am getting this error message when I try to install onto an almost new laptop (about 1 year old but hardly used). fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:3 input/output error ...
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After trying to install Ubuntu on a USB with casper-rw patrition It does not boot

I tried the best answer of this question - How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB After doing all steps I booted to my drive and got nothing than a cursor ( _ ) (I don't know his ...
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Could not install Ubuntu using USB

I download an Ubuntu iso from ubuntu's official site and made the bootable USB(For this, I tried with 3 different programs, YUMI, unetbootin, universal). Then I updated the device priority for ...
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Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed!

Trying to install uBuntu for the first time. Attempting to Dual Boot on a SSD with windows 10 fresh install. I have created a bootable USB from the ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso and when it boots i ...
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grub entry for slackware from another drive

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on my machine with following partition structure: /boot 512MB / 50G swap 4G /home 100G~ and I have another drive which has slackware 14.1 on it with following ...
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How do I configure Ubuntu 14.04 to always boot to ram?

I read somewhere that if you modify "grub/grub.cfg" you could add the toram option in there, but the answer didn't match my grub file, so I added it like this... if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = ...
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Ubuntu for Macbook Pro

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 recently on macbook pro. As per the guidelines given on the website www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-linux-macbook-pro/ I have installed and made the changes to GRUB. ...
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Nexus 4 struck at google logo after flashing localy build ubuntu images

Download the ubuntu-touch pahblet code base and build images for nexus 4 devices (mako) as mentioned in the site - https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/porting-new-device/. Tried ...
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Recognize keyboard at boot

I am running 15.10 desktop and when I select run as root from the advanced Ubuntu menu, I get a root shell but it does not understand my Spanish (not Latin American) keyboard and I am unable to type ...
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how to label usb as bootable?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 USB disk. It was bootable. But I accidentally labeled it as not bootable (unchecked bootable) from Ubuntu demo desktop. Now I am using Windows.but I want to label USB as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown after package removal

The problem My Ubunutu 14.04 laptop will not shutdown anymore from the command line or from the reboot button in the OS. It hangs at the shutdown screen indefinitely. This problem started a few days ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 Dual boot

As I am a noob in Linux being as I only started using it this week, I was wondering for help I have a Laptop running Windows 10 and while I love Windows I never had enough space or Logical Processing ...
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in a dual boot system windows does'n start up via grub

I have a dual boot system (windows 7 alongside with ubuntu 14.04) my computer was working well until two days ago and both operating systems was running fine, but now only ubuntu starts up and ...
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\[SOLVED] After running an upgrade i have no GUI - Wily [closed]

Resolved This might be a very case specific solution, i updated my DE (sddm) because it somehow wasn't upgraded: sudo apt-get install sddm -y I am aware i am asking a duplicate question, but ...
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My laptop is taking too long to boot

I have seen some answers of similar questions. I use Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my Toshiba Satellite L750/A057, Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz × 8, Gallium 0.4 on NVC1 as Graphics, 64-bit. It ...
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Updater breaks the booting up of ubuntu [on hold]

Latest software updater broke my system... now I can't boot into ubuntu (14) What can I do to get back to working?
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Odd purple screen, hanging encryption screen, and other weird issues when booting Ubuntu 15.10

I have recently install Ubuntu 15.10 on my HP Pavilion g7-2220us and I'm having some odd issues when booting. First, here are my system specs: Processor: 4x AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD ...
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Not able to boot from CD/USB after intel_config_compare error Ubuntu 15.10

I have tried re-installing ubuntu desktop. It isn't helping. I was transferring heavy files from file system to hard drive and suspended it for a while as the computer slowed down. I was not able to ...
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Trouble-shooting a non-booting 14.04 server on a Atom D525

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 server amd64 on a small Atom D525 machine (with 2GB ram). It won't boot, or even bring up the Grub boot loader. I'm not sure what to try next. Here's some more ...
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must boot under rEFInd sub option vmlinuz

So I was having issues controlling brightness on my recent install of Ubuntu 15.1 on my MacBook pro and rashly followed the directions here : Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5 ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 15.10 on a 6th Intel generation processor

I was unable to dual boot Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. My laptop's specifications are: • Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz quad core (6M Cache, Turbo up to 3.2 GHz) • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 • 8GB ...
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UEFI Bios Issue from Ubuntu Install On Dell Inspiron 14-3452

I'm fairly green with Linux but have successfully put on different linux distros on my machines years ago. My friend got a virus on Windows 10 and I offered to install Ubuntu on his machine. He ...
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target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init. /bin/sh: 0 : Can't open splash - Ubuntu 15.04

I have an Ubuntu 15.04 machine. I installed docker in this machine. After installation I was trying to run the test image of docker which comes by default. But it did not ran. Then I tried to shutdown ...
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Permanently Remove GRUB and Linux from Triple-Boot System (GRUB Lingering After Attempted Removal)

I had a triple-boot system consisting of Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 15.04, and Kali Linux (can't recall version, should be irrelevant anyways). I have no further need for a triple-boot system so I've ...
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Make external HDD bootable to reinstall windows [on hold]

Need a bit of help.. I'm currently running a broken dual boot of windows 10 and elementary OS (I know it isn't ubuntu but I figured that wouldn't matter much given the nature of my problem.), windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Samsung ATIV 500T

Is it possible to install any distribution of Ubuntu on Samsung ATIV 500T? It's a 32 bit tablet, running Windows 8. So far I tried booting these operating systems (I disabled secure boot in the ...
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Black screen with kernel 4.5

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in my laptop in dual boot with windows10 and it worked fine but the Wifi. So I read that I have to copy some firmware files and if still doesn't work update the ...
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Audio works when the internal SATA drive is detected by Ubuntu

Recently, my laptop's internal HDD with Windows 8.1 on it began to malfunction, thus leaving me resorting to boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from my external HDD. All goes well, Ubuntu boots up properly on ...
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No option to Install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10

I am having a problem with installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. I do have a basic disk, so that is not the problem. I also booted into the installer from a USB in Windows Advanced Startup. Before ...
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How to install Ubuntu on separate Windows partition?

I have two separate hard drives: C:\ with Windows 10 and D:\ with data. Now I want to make two partitions on D drive. One with 80GB for Ubuntu installation and other one with all data I have right ...
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Cannot reinstall Ubuntu

I've read other fairly similar posts but those situations are different and the solutions don't work at all. I started with Windows 10 as my only OS. I then tried to install Ubuntu 64 bit as a dual ...
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Installing ubuntu with yaboot

I've just got a old used macbook g4 that as only debian installed in it and I wanted to install ubuntu,but I've no idea of how to use yaboot to install ubuntu,can anyone help?
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On NUC6i5SYK Ubuntu Linux 15.10 display goes to sleep immediately after splash screen appears

I installed Ubuntu Linux 15.10 from a USB thumb drive on my NUC6i5SYK. I had to add nomodeset to get the LiveCD environment to boot, as the display would sleep if I didn't (as described here: Intel ...
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Linux Multiple Errors on Boot [closed]

In advance, I apologize for my lack of knowledge of terminology, I'm fairly new. I have an external HDD which has two operating systems on it, Ubuntu and Kali. My hard drive has a 10 GB /boot ext4 ...
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Unable to chainload OS X Clover bootloader from GRUB

So I have a triple-boot setup in which I have just updated OS X (Hackintosh) to the newest version and a new bootloader (from Chimera to Clover). It looks something like this: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on ...
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With secure boot disabled, is there long term vulnerability to malicious code (on 14.10 and 15.04/Win multiboot setups)?

In a nutshell: is it really a good safe idea to leave Secure Boot disabled? I have two laptops with LinuxMint,Xuntu, Ubuntu 14&5 Win 10 and Win 8.1 between them. Grub 2 works fine with /,/boot ...