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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How to fix partition table where partitions are moved outside of drive and are overlapping?

So, I was trying to do a resize of a partition to make a partition for my linux install. As such I simply tried doing a resize on my Windows OS partition. Performed the resize using GParted. Created a ...
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In Elemenary os, grub wont load anything but itself [closed]

I am running Elementary OS Freya as the only currently installed OS on my laptop, I have tried to install various operating system via USB and UNetbootin, however my grub for some reason just will not ...
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Ubuntu long boot

my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was booting normally and one day it started to boot for a very long time and I don't know why. I'm uploading a log from bootchart maybe anyone can help me with this problem. ...
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baktrack installation stopped, the computer will not boot

this is my first time in the forum. I run a hp laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu on it (lucid lynx I think). I was running baktrack on a usb on this laptop, when I by mistake used the install.sh with ...
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UNetBootin and Partition Wizard

I'm trying to burn ISO to my 4GB Usb drive because i set boot partition as active I can't find this option in GParted. I have set in BIOS to boot up from usb but it says No Operating System Found when ...
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There is no launch menu. In window there is no close and minimize buttons

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2. There is no launch menu. In window there is no close and minimize button. After the bootup, I can only see the wallpaper. Right click is working.
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Boot error on ubuntu 14.04

After having installed boot-repair I got this message. What should I do to fix this?
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Struggling to boot back into windows after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have a question, and hold on, could be a long one. Previously, I have dual booted my computer with linux mint 17.1. I do not know how I bypassed Uefi, but I somehow disabled it. So, previously I ...
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Ubuntu doesn't showup while booting

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 8 in my Samsung Series 5 np535u4c notebook in a 52 gb disk called Ubuntu. Ubuntu grub screen showed up inttially (till I booted to Windows ...
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How to get blue screen of OS choose when installed Ubuntu 14.10 with with windows 8.1

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 with windows 8.1. Installation done successfully. But when i start my computer it show Ubuntu boot menu (snap shot 1) to choose os, but i want the blue screen os choose ...
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Stuck on splash screen on boot, can't type into tty terminal

After some upgrades (I believe it was for Ubuntu 12.04, wasn't me that ran the upgrade), the boot process became stuck on the splash screen (purple, dots moving along). Presuming the desktop manager ...
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Ran apt-get clean now I can't boot

This may a bit of a long story, but there were a lot of parts and i'm not sure what exactly caused my problem so please hang in there :) So i was having trouble with running out of space when trying ...
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lsb_release consuming time during boot

as per various suggestions found elsewhere on the net, I commented motd related lines in etc/pam.d/login #session optional pam_motd.so motd=/run/motd.dynamic noupdate #session optional ...
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Installed dualboot ubuntu & win7 on two separate drives

First of all, I am total linux noob, so do not judge. I needed Ubuntu for dual-boot, and since I knew that I would not use it that often, I installed it on my other drive. The goal was to not have any ...
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Where is my download folder?

I'm trying to create a Bootable USB with UNetBootin.However, when I click to search for my .iso it only shows Computer and inside that it has a Homeand a root folder. I really need to know how to get ...
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Cant boot in Ubuntu on chromebook

I have an Acer Chromebook C720 I wanted to run exe files so I decided to download Ubuntu. I successfully followed an online tutorial that used a Crouton it all worked fine. But after shutting down and ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 LTS using the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8" option. Ubuntu boots and works fine but when I try to boot into Windows 8 it freezes into a purple screen. My laptop is ...
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IBM ServeRaid M1015 suddenly not mounting on boot

It seems that after updating my server running Ubuntu Server 14.04 my ServeRaid is no longer mounting hdds on boot. Instead I get the "Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery." They are all ...
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Problem with booting Ubuntu from an external HDD

As usual, I apologize in advance if someone else asked this before althoguh I've checked the forum but couldn't find something (exactly) similar to solve this. I have 2 laptops, one with windows 7 ...
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How to make grub2 recognize other Ubuntu installations again?

Until 13.10 and the grub2 version used there (version number is 2.02~beta2-... since years/multiple Ubuntu releases) parallel Ubuntu installations on other partitions (both with and without separate ...
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GRUB installation for make USB bootable

Through following a tutorial to make a bootable Windows USB from Ubuntu 14.10 using PC that use BIOS, I opened terminal and run sudo grub-install --target=i386-pc ...
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Dual Boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my PC with MBR 1TB disk which already has Windows 7 installed on C drive. I created a 25 GB partition for Ubuntu so expect it to show up under 'Installation ...
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Dual HDD manual partitioning woes

Wondering if anyone can lend a hand. Installed an SSD in my laptop, now have two drives (SSD for efi patition and /) (HDD for /home & swap). I am able to install uefi mode with all distros (Arch, ...
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Install Ubuntu on external harddrive

I have a Lenovo desktop with Windows 8.1 Pro installed. The computer has a 64-bit processor (Intel(R) Core (TM) i5-4460) I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive with two 465GB partitions. ...
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booting ubuntu 14.10

I have a Compaq Presario S4100NX 2.5 ghz, 1gb ram, nvidia geforce 6200 512mb, 80g ide hard drive. I removed the video card to install Ubuntu 14.10 then reinstalled the video card; I found and ...
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My other operating system has vanished even after installing boot reapir, I can't see my other operating system

After installing Lubuntu, I have never found a dual boot option, so I googled this problem and then installed boot repair, and processed it. There are 2 news one is good and the other is extremely ...
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Entering Rescue mode after formatting Partition containing Ubuntu

So I Formatted the partition having Ubuntu and when I restarted it said error no such partition. Entering rescue mode... I tried following the online answers concerning listing all the partitions ...
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Unable to boot any Linux distro (DVD/USB)

I have a Compaq HP 6730s since 2009. I'm not using it that much but I really want to try some Linux distros on it. My laptop didn't come wih any Windows installed but FreeDOS. First I had Windows XP ...
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How to install Windows 8.1(10) in a pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04

I am currenty using Ubuntu 14.04 and I need to install Windows 10 as dual boot. I create new ntfs partition for install Windows, But I get the following error when selecting the desired partition: ...
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Ubuntu boot from another drive

I have two hard drives on my laptop, one of these is an SSD. First, I installed Windows 8.1 on the SSD and then, Ubuntu on other hard drive. I have partitioned the drive into 50GB while the rest is ...
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Awful beep on boot after installing Ubuntu in a Macbook

I formated the entire hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook 5.2. Ubuntu boots decently fast, however there is a disconcerning garbled image on screen: After that Ubuntu runs fairly ...
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How do I get Xubuntu to automatically boot from startup? [Xubuntu 14.10] [duplicate]

At the moment to boot up my Ubuntu system I have to: Turn on my laptop Hold Shift to start up GRUB Select Ubuntu and press enter Log in I would like to just turn on my laptop and then when Ubuntu ...
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Putting a Linux distribution on an external drive with Unetbootin

I don't have a USB stick or CD drive, but I'm trying to put some version of Linux on my external hard drive. My computer is running Windows 8 on a Lenovo Yoga. I used SmartDiskFAT32 to reformat the ...
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create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am Linux user and currently there is no Windows* PC s available to me . I just want to experience the Windows 8 I have a Windows 8 Image/files I have a running Ubuntu PC I have an 8 GB USB disk I ...
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problem installing ubuntu in 64 bit compiler [closed]

i boot the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO using startup disk in my 32bit but while installing on 64 bit of windows os it is not asking install Ubuntu directly it is opening windows OS how can i install in 64 bit OS ...
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14.1 does not boot after upgrading from 14.04

I successfully installed 14.04 along with my pre-installed Win8.1. Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine, but after I restarted to complete the upgraded to 14.10 the screen is just blank/black with a ...
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Loading ubuntu to run alongside native Chrome on an Acer C720

Is there a link or known good instructions on how to do this that a novice can follow?
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Is it safe to remove old vmlinuz.* files from /boot

In /boot there are a lot of vmlinuz.* files going back 4 years. Is it safe to remove some of these? Edit: Most seem to have congig-3.* and System.map.* files to go with them. I would probably want to ...
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Problem in installing Ubuntu

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.4, my laptop is 32-bit 512 MB RAM, and followed the way guided for installing Ubuntu 14 by using USB bootable making by universal USB installer, but it not get installed, ...
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Opening Ubuntu from the hard drive [duplicate]

I have an HP box with a 32bit processor and 80gb hard drive that currently has XP pro as the OS. I downloaded Ubuntu to the hard drive but can't get it to open or boot. I welcome any suggestions.
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powerd.service takes eternity to start at boot

$ systemd-analyze blame 1min 30.182s powerd.service 7.348s plymouth-quit-wait.service 7.270s NetworkManager-wait-online.service 3.419s systemd-udev-settle.service ...
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At ubuntu server boot cli, how can I check if internet is configured?

Basically I want to preseed ubuntu server set up but it keeps on saying file can't be loaded, so I was thinking maybe there is something wrong with my internet connection. But there is no ping or ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 fails to boot in Macbok [closed]

After installing Ubuntu 11.4 in a Macbook 5,2 I get a blinking folder with a question mark at boot. The installation was successful erasing the entire drive, but the computer fails to boot Ubuntu, I ...
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System hangs at loading initial ramdisk and trackpad stopped working after transitioning from unity to gnome

Machine Information: Lenovo G505s, AMD A10 5750M APU 2.5 Ghz w/ Radeon 8650G, 8 GB 1666 MHz DDR3 RAM 1 TB HDD, 600 GB Ubuntu, 300 GB Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Gnome DE (both updated to latest ...
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X11 hangs, leaves me with black&white text display, Intel i915, precise1-Ubuntu

I am running a Bodhi derivative Ubuntu, ("tainted") based on Precise, on an Acer Chromebook. After a system update, X11 dies, leaves me "hung" with text display. If I reboot in recovery mode, and ...
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Reset computer after installation froze now can't boot at all

I have a Windows partition and a Fedora live CD. During boot it is saying "no drives found" and just stays at a black screen. My computer doesn't even recognize the CD anymore. I'm completely at loss ...
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boot-failure - usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61

While booting 14.04, I often get this error: usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61 Sometimes some more warning messages are also printed and the computer stops booting. I have to hard reset and ...
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USB boot missing, USB works [duplicate]

I have made a bootable USB. I have made 100s of them before. I have a dual boot pc, Kali and Ubuntu. I want to reinstall Kali from USB (alongside my UBUNTU), but the computer will not boot to USB ...
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Chromebook usb bootable disk

I want to create a usb bootable version of Ubuntu server. I have a Chromebook with crouton-XFCE on it. I read online many posts about this, none gave me a solution. I tried to use this approach sudo ...
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Ubunt 14.04 Stuck on Boot screen Full Disk Encryption No Prompt

Ubuntu Will not boot. It will get stuck on a purple screen before asking for the encryption password. I thought it might be a video card issue so I booted in using recovery mode, and the console does ...