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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Home folder does not open and “Continue to wait” message

After I upgraded almost everything in my system (it took a long time and I executed only one command from the terminal, probably sudo upgrade or update), my Ubuntu 12.04 became a mess. It sounds ...
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Ubuntu stopped booting

Ubuntu 15.04 has been installed. An update published May 21th was processed, which contains a new kernel. It stopped to boot with a message "Starting version 219." I have a Ubuntu bootable usb. ...
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Couldn't make pendrive boot-able using UnetBootin

I've an iso file for RHEL in one of my pendrives. Now I want to first make the device bootable, so that later on I can put RHEL as a VM. Now the problem is even after following the instructions to ...
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Booting from Lubuntu on USB with several partitions

Here's my goal: a fully self-contained Lubuntu 14.04.2 installation on a 256GB USB pen drive that I have, which also has an NTFS partition that Windows can read. The drive is /dev/sdd. I started by ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 slow boot & systemd logs interpretation

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, I have slow boot time (about 110 seconds). There are several similar reports, but the actual causes don't seem to match, or remain unclear. I have already changed the ...
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Lubuntu wont start without a random cd/dvd/usb inside

I think I just broke everything. Lubuntu wouldn't install without the USB plugged in and when It did install, it set up but I couldn't see it when I pressed f12. After 3 failed atempts I tried to ...
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Impossible to boot after proprietary drivers installation (Nvidia)

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 before, with the suggested proprietary drivers (can't remember exactly which version). I've just updated to Ubuntu 15.04. Everything is working fine with open source drivers. ...
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Boot repair disk failed to repair boot after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I am running a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I am no longer able to boot into Ubuntu. It says "unknown filesystem" and gives me a prompt for Grub repair. ...
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Can Ubuntu 14.04 use encrypted swap without resorting to unofficial hacks?

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, I get this error message during boot the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present and the swap partition is never activated. From ...
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No boot loader option after install [duplicate]

Hello I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS to dual boot with Windows 7. So far I manage to install the Ubuntu and upon reboot no boot loader option to select the OS I want to load. Here is my ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) boot animation is different/lower graphics after using nvidia graphics driver

My system used to have a problem where it would hang on wake up from suspend. I started using the proprietary Nvidia drivers as suggested in some AskUbuntu post. After that Ubuntu would always boot ...
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Booting to black screen ubuntu 14.04.2

Please Help. When I boot up I just get a black screen that never goes away. I tried booting ubuntu in recovery mode and it said: display adapter :[FAIL] ( something like that show up). It could be ...
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Why should I partition my disk for Ubuntu 14.04?

So I am a new user of Linux Ubuntu 14.04 and I was wondering if its really necessary to partition my HDD. Is my boot up gonna be faster if I do partition it or is it just good practices to do it.
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Cannot boot from USB with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

Tried to boot live USB with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. After selecting boot from USB and selecting Install Ubuntu it then goes back to the motherboard splash screen. Pressing F12 to select boot menu and ...
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Cannot start Ubuntu: shows endlessly Ubuntu logo

I can't start my computer anymore (nothing changed). It shows the Ubuntu-logo with the five white dots becoming red and white again, endlessly. No error, no login screen. Anybody any idea how to ...
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Dual boot but only Windows boots

So I just made a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and then Ubuntu 14.04.1. The problem is, that I can't make GRUB as the main boot option, it is not listed in BIOS so my computer just loads into Windows. ...
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0xc000000f error when starting Windows from Grub

Recently I corrected the dual boot by re-installing the grub bootloader. I did that by first adding an entry pointing to Linux in easyBCD settings. Then, when I restarted the computer it showed ...
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Ubuntu installation not found by update-grub

This is a different case than the other questions about this topic, none of which helped solve this one. I have two disks (I'll call them disk 1 and disk 2), each with its own GRUB. Both disks boot ...
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Is it possible to create a start up disk for 14.04 LTS via Windows 7? My Ubuntu o/s has crashed

I have "messed up" my system and when I boot up I get a blank screen which asks for my keyring login password. When I enter the password the screen goes completely blank and nothing further happens. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 boot takes ESC to give encryption passphrase prompt

Need help getting a friend's Acer Aspire 5560 (2048 MB, 500 GB, Radeon graphics using 512 MB of board RAM) up and running. Crunchbang got corrupted (or hard drive had a nasty event), used ...
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Realtek ALC662 rev3 speaker problem

I have a strange problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and the Speaker of a particular PC (all-in-one, builtin speaker). cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec Codec: Realtek ALC662 rev3 Codec: Intel ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 boot problem on DELL Inspiron 5150 [duplicate]

I acquired the DELL running XP Pro sp3. It was very slow to boot, and didn't perform well with my wireless network. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba and it works wonderfully well, so I thought I ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu failed after upgrading to yosemite

After upgrading to Yosemite, I cannot boot into Ubuntu: it goes to a black screen. GRUB appears in the upper left corner and Flashes "_" . I am using refind . Can anyone help?
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New to Ubuntu grub recovery help!

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu and linux. I installed Ubuntu side by side to Windows 7 on my PC. I used the same install disk for my two PCs. On my 1st PC everything is working good! Second PC I sometimes get ...
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How to Find Command Line before Boot-Up

Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine for a few weeks after installation, detecting USB wireless Microsoft all-in-one keyboard/touchpad. Then it stopped, at least after boot-up. Keys work before boot-up to ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 booting problem

Recently I upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04. After booting from boot loader for the first time, the screen goes black and nothing happens. When I restart it again, a screen prompts which shows Unable ...
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How Do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Portege z935 Using Something Else?

How do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Portege z935 Using Something Else?
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Cannot boot Ubuntu from Acer C720 shell

I'm no longer able to boot Ubuntu from my Acer chromebook. I would be very grateful for any help. I get the following messages in the Shell: crosh> shell chronos@localhost / $ sudo startxfce4 ...
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Restore EFI System Partition to state before installing Ubuntu

I found this thread that says how to delete GRUB2 Uninstalling GRUB from UEFI laptop But I'm not sure if it applies to me or if I'm doing the things correctly, I'll attach a few screenshots about the ...
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Can no longer boot into Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 7

I had installed Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 7 (2013), and all was working reasonably well. I believe I clicked on something to upgrade the system, and then it no longer booted -- just get a small ...
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GRUB2: black screen when booting Windows

I know this might be a duplicate, but I've read a lot of threads about this and none pointed me to the solution. When loading GRUB2 I have a black screen (with static white cursor on the upper left) ...
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Slow Boot Times — “gave up waiting for root device” error

I just installed Ubuntu this past Sunday. This afternoon after my laptop battery was drained, I plugged it in and started to boot into Ubuntu (I have a dual-boot setup along with Windows 8.1). I was ...
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ubuntu unknow partition cannot mount or update grub

After a power failure, I had the following error: error: unknown filesystem grub rescue> I ran the ubuntu repair using a live usb. The log can be found here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8464735/ After ...
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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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laptop restarting itself during ubuntu install (HELP?!)

I hope somebody can help me with my problem. Im trying to fix a laptop (Acer Travelmate 2350) for a friend after he got the blue screen of death running XP. Ive tried to install various different ...
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Ubuntu live USB shows blinking cursor on boot [duplicate]

I decided to switch from Windows to Ubuntu finally, but I experience a booting problem. I'm crating a live USB, restart PC and try to boot from USB. When I select to boot from USB, after that I am ...
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Can't access keyboard in boot menu after update to Ubuntu 14.0.1, laptop keyboard, trackpad, network not working

I've just updated my system from the command line. There after the system went into black screen. I got a login screen after several reboots but am only able to use the keyboard to login after ...
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Unable to update ubuntu applications because there is not enough space on /boot

I am unable to update ubuntu because there is not enough space on /boot. Some googling has shown a lot of people have this issue but the reason for /boot being full is different for everyone and ...
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No option to install Lubuntu from USB on a Ubuntu system

I have a netbook (Asus eee PC 1001P) running Ubuntu 13.10. I want to install Lubuntu 14.04 on it. I downloaded the Lubuntu ISO and used Unetbootin (on my newer laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04) to create ...
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/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found in grub rescue [duplicate]

I dun goofed. So I have an old macbook pro and I wanted to wipe it clean and install Linux on it. In the process of doing so, I completely removed Mac OS X which I was okay with, but the Linux ...
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How do I boot into Ubuntu (after installing, it still just boots to Windows)? [duplicate]

I've successfully installed Ubuntu (or so I'm told) on my Dell laptop alongside a clean Windows XP install. When I turn on the computer it boots directly into Windows with no options given to boot ...
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unetbootin ubnldr.MBR error during boot up

So basically I've tried installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 using the live disc but it won't recognize my windows 7 installation. So I used unetbootin to install Ubuntu alongside windows and after ...
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What kernels & packages do I un-install?

Okay, my wife's computer is apparently running out of space on /boot and from what I can tell in similar questions, it's related to unused kernels (which makes no sense, considering it's a fresh ...
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Ubuntu claims its out of space? [duplicate]

When my wife starts her computer, she is told (after logging-in): The volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or by moving ...
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Error message 0xc00000001 while booting Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04, as I switch on my computer I only receive one message which is: Windows Boot Manager, Windows failed to update: status 0xc00000001 What should I do?
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 with grub4dos (RMPrepUSB)

After downloading Ubuntu 14.04, I would run it from a bootable USB stick. I already have the bootable USB stick with grub4dos, and I was looking for a 'guide post' with the command to boot Ubuntu ...
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How Do I Create A Bootable Windows USB? [duplicate]

I recently used Gparted to resize my partition, so I have 200GB of unallocated space that I want to install Windows 7 to. The problem is, my computer won't let me boot from USB. It let me boot ...
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Ubuntu boot hangs

I'm using Ubuntu LTS12.04 and I'm having a serious issue. When I boot my computer, the Ubuntu starting screen (with the 5 dots) is loading, the dots are filling but then the process hangs (the 5 dots ...
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Screen Flickers on Live Boot : Dell Inspiron 1440 : Ubuntu 12.04 / 13.10 / 14.04

When booting from Ubuntu Live USB, the screen fickers (right on the ubuntu logo) very fast and the boot process hangs. I have tried to boot the following versions but all of them have the same issue. ...