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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Accidentally deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Screen is black after closing the lid, reboot does NOT work, completly unresponsive, HELP

computer: samsung N150, OS: Lubuntu 14.04, dual boot with windows 7 I am a non-experienced user. I got a black screen after closing the lid, and restarting the computer from the on/off button does NOT ...
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Black screen after update was interrupted by laptop switching off [on hold]

I completely messed up my things, I was using ubuntu 14.10, yesterday I was updating it and during the installation my laptop got switched of as it ran out of battery and then I do not know what ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Empty desktop on boot

My laptop worked fine earlier today, but just now I started it up and logged in, but my desktop is empty, my panels/toolbars/status bars are gone, and while I can move the mouse, right-clicking does ...
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14.04 LTS 64 Bits booting trouble

When I try to boot Ubuntu, first I get the grub options and then I choose to boot. After this, the screen gets full of 1111111111111 and then continues to Ubuntu logo with some commands that are ...
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Factory Restore Windows? [duplicate]

Hello, So recently I dual-booted my Windows system with Ubuntu, then I decided remove Windows and install Ubuntu 14.04. Before that, I'm using Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 8. I have a Toshiba ...
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how do I boot ubuntu on an hp envy m6 with windows 8 originally?

I'm installing ubuntu on someones computer after repairing it as they asked, but I did not expect to need a password and boot into windows to be able to boot ubuntu. How do i configure it and get it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS triple boot

I've already installed both Windows 7 dual boot and want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside them while I trying install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hasn't saying multiple OSs only says this computer has ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu 12.04

I have my hp probook 445 g1 ubuntu installed factory state. I was running out of boot space on my PC so I installed ubuntu-tweak to clean it.But it didn't worked. After that an error symbol is ...
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Removing fallback efi from refind

I've installed the latest refind to manage a ssd partitioned with OSX and Ubuntu. This has been working great and has been set up exactly how I wanted it until a recent dist-upgrade. For some reason ...
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Replacing os, boot loader not showing

I know many have asked this before but their problem is either: it directly boot to windows or does not boot at all. But my problem is slightly different and fixing this might also be different or ...
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Operating system not found - tried everything

As the title says, I get the freakin' "Operating system not found" when I try to boot up my netbook. A little bit of history Back in 2012 my netbook prompted the message for the first time. I just ...
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14.04 won't run, ubuntu, lubuntu, kubuntu all tried [on hold]

So originally when asked to upgrade I accepted and 14.04 installer ran fine but when finished and I needed to restart, it would not boot. I tried fresh install of 14.04 with lubuntu, ubuntu and ...
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Gateway Laptop not booting Ubuntu from USB

I have a Gateway MX8738 and when I try to boot my USB with the Ubuntu ISO on it it doesn't work. The POST screen stays stuck loading. Does the .iso need to be in a different format or do there have to ...
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UEFI install (14.04) boots to GRUB command prompt, no GUI [migrated]

I just installed zorin 9 core (14.04) on my Hard-Disk in UEFI mode. But, when I boot, all that comes up is a GRUB2 command line. I've searched for solution and came up with this command configfile ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu (tried with 3 different USB Flash drive)

USB sticks- Generic 4GB, 2.0 ADATA Pro, 3.0 Sandisk Extreme, 3.0 Img files: 2 x ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64 (redownloaded twice, in case of corruption) 1 x ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64 -- current ...
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black screen on Ubuntu 14.04 Install

I am trying to install Ubuntu from a 4gb flash drive to another 16gb flash drive, both fat32 format. I am running an AMD radeon r7 250 and 16gb system RAM. When I select "try Ubuntu without ...
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No option to boot up from live cd

So I've been trying non-stop to get Xubuntu Linux for 3 days now and I keep running into new problems. The problem I have now is that whenever I try to boot up from a live cd in the Windows 8 version ...
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Unable to repair GRUB with Boot Repair

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, which came with Win 8.1 preinstalled, with UEFI of course. So, I disabled secure boot and I installed without much interruption, but I realized that I could only boot ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8 Issues NO ANSWER ANYWHERE [duplicate]

I'm having so many issues installing booting Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that I installed Windows 8.1 on first. I created a bootable USB drive, went through the Ubuntu installation setup, and then when ...
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Help on Ubuntu for powermac G5

Here's my problem I have the powermac G5 tower. When I tell Ubuntu 12.04 to install I get to tell it to install the screen gos white then black. After in 2mins the screen is still black and the tower ...
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Failed boot…? [duplicate]

So here's the order in which things happen after turning on the computer: It shows the motherboard splash screen quickly. It goes to a screen where the options are to boot Ubuntu and do a couple of ...
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How to set up GRUB2 password in an easy way?

I need to setup password for GRUB2 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64. The setup I am trying to reach is to have [e]dit and [c]onsole options protected by password, but booting of operating system entries ...
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imgburn I/O error when trying to start program

So I'm trying to burn Xubuntu to a live cd and run off of that. The problem is though that when I even try to start the program the menu comes up but none of the options are available. I can't even go ...
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computer boots to command line

I have a lenovo G575 laptop which had its hard drive replaced with an ssd, and ubuntu 12.04 installed. It has worked for a year without any noticible problems. All of a sudden the laptop boots to ...
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iSCSI auto startup at boot 14.04

I'm running Trusty Tahr (14.04) server. I've attached an iscsi disk and mounted it, mkfs, etc. works great, if I do it manually. I'd much prefer to have my box mount the disk at boot so I've modified ...
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Problems with installing Ubuntu from USB

I deleted the Ubuntu partition that I had in my computer, GRUB is gone so I can't access Windows. To fix that I tried to reinstall Ubuntu using a USB, but I only get a boot error message. I think the ...
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Installing Windows 7 On Ubuntu and Need To Change ISO File to All Editions [closed]

I have searched and searched this up and I am not understanding the directions. I hardly know anything about computers. I installed Unbuntu just yesterday and I want to change back. I have the ISO ...
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Grub2 cannot see my new external USB hard drive, but sees an older one

I am trying to boot Ubuntu-studio (current version) from a new Seagate 2TB expansion USB drive on an old system (PC) whose BIOS doesn't know how to boot from USB. No problems with either the install ...
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ubuntu will not boot from hard drive after installation

I made a live DVD with Ubuntu 14.04 for a new Toshiba laptop, Satellite C55-B5200. First I found that ubuntu booted easily, though slowly, from DVD. Then I selected installation from the grub menu ...
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Problem with Gparted live USB [closed]

I made the GParted live USB and edited the bios settings to boot through the USB.But whenever I select default or GUI mode in the beginning,some colored dots appear on the screen and the GUI is not ...
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error while booting xubuntu 14.04

I get a message on the screen every time I load xubuntu 14.04 on my xp mini, which says: " Support for core revisions 0x17 and 0X18 disabled by module paron allhusupport=0. Try013.allhusupport=1. ...
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Grub2 on LVM: How can I switch between alternate root LVs?

I have a working setup of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (precise) installed on a LVM Volume (/dev/vg0/root). /boot is on the same LV, and Grub2 boots nicely from it using its own raid/lvm/xfs modules. Great ...
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Clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 onto SSD fails to boot. Single OS

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto my laptop. I removed the Windows 8.1 drive and put in a brand new SSD and installed Mint 14 (Petra) first. It wouldn't boot. I decided to have a crack at ...
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Problem booting up [duplicate]

I tried downloading Ubuntu on my computer with Windows 8. I followed all the steps. I have it downloaded on my hard drive and on a flash drive, and I can't boot up from either of them. When I reboot ...
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MD5 says the checksum is correct but still “Check finished: errors found in 2 files”

I'm attempting to dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu but I can't quite seem to create a USB boot drive without errors. Twice now I have downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64 from the official website, ...
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I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 on disk, but, system hangs durinng startup [closed]

I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 32-bit to run in my PC with Windows Vista. Download appeared OK, but, when I installedd it and tried to go through startup it hangs on each attempt.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Won't boot

I have been trying to install Ubuntu for some time but it won't boot at all. I followed the instructions on the Ubuntu website to make a bootable USB drive (I used Pen-Drive-Linux ). Then I changed ...
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Ubuntu VM won't boot: “No init found .Try passing init=bootarg”

After restarting a server, I got to restart some VMs hosted on it. But a Ubuntu VM won't start: here's what shows up after running the VM via Virtual Manager: Boot from (hd0,0) ext4 ...
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Black screen after accidentally deleting the `.Trash-1000` folder [on hold]

I dualboot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 on my machine. I accidentally deleted the .Trash folder and all data inside. Booting back into Ubuntu I only get a black screen, but i can access to guest account ...
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How to Interpret boot-repair pastebin results

I am dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. After some (probably ill-informed) mucking around with EaseUS Partition Manager in Windows 8, my Windows Boot Manager won't boot Windows. Here is the pastebin ...
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Cannot dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along with Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Got a brand new Lenovo G 510 laptop with the following specs:- aled i5-4200m , 8 GB RAM ,1 TB HDD, 2 GB AMD-RADEON GRAPHICS CARD with Windows 8.1. I installed Ubuntu 14.04, alloting around 150 GB, ...
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ubuntu 14.04 boot from san

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on iscsi target and after reboot i get grub rescue prombt after error Boot sector id not valid error: no such device : c098787-4839-34bh-3d4f-b3eef9i3j9f any advice ?
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Ubuntu 12.04 - repeated booting problems

I have been having problems with my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation (dual boot with Windows 7). Whenever I install some update OR if the machine is stuck & I try to do a hard reboot, the OS never ...
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system hangs on /etc/fstab after forceful restart

I have to following fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2000896 3999743 999424 83 Linux /dev/sda2 * 4194304 5242879 ...
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How do I remove AMD driver of an unbootable system?

I installed AMD's proprietary driver via "software & Updates", and now it hangs shortly after booting using GRUB. I'd like to uninstall the AMD driver, but I can't even boot far enough to switch ...
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Xubuntu flash drive won't boot [duplicate]

Hi I have tried download Xubuntu linux off of a live flash drive and have not been able to do it. I used unetbootin to make my live flash drive. I have a 2GB Memorex 0058 Travel Drive. I have a ...
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Gateway Laptop Won't Boot From USB Drive

Well it kinda boots, but right when it should reach the screen to ask to install or try, I only get a black screen. I tried to put a HDD with Ubuntu on it in my laptop, it boots fine until it reaches ...
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Ubuntu Server with ubuntu desktop does not have boot record, but it did when it was just basic server

The title says it all. I started by installing "server" with the ubuntu desktop package, and when it finished and rebooted: nothing. It completed full installation, rebooted, and there was no boot ...
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Gave up waiting for root device 14.04

There are a lot of answers and tutorials how to fix this but I was not able to apply any of the solutions in my case. Here is my situation: I have perfectly working Ubuntu 12.04 I have installed ...