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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13.10 won't start after upgrading

(Warning: typed on an iPod touch) I downloaded 13.10 (from 13.04) today as recommended by the software updater. I left it to download for a couple hours (it said at the beginning it should 41 minutes ...
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Set Ubuntu partition back to active and boot with Chameleon

I recently installed OS X (Hackintosh) on my PC on a partion, alongside Windows and Ubuntu. After some try with settings bootloader and other, my Ubuntu partition is no more active. Grub has been ...
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13.10 doesn't boot on Vaio Pro 13

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my new Vaio Pro 13, disabled safe mode, but used UEFI and not legacy mode. I did an encrypted LVM installation and erased the complete SSD. It booted just fine from ...
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grub rescue> error : unknown filesystem

I had a laptop with windows 7 and linux operating systems. but i deleted the drive where linux is installed when operating in windows os. Now i am getting grub rescue> I need to enter the windows os ...
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problem with 13.04 migration to 13.10

System hung while attempting to update from 13.04 to 13.10. When I attempt to reboot I receive the following message: # Filesystem check or mount failure. # A maintenance shell will now be started. # ...
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13.10 Saucy login issues since update from 13.04 - boots in to text mode

I tried updating from 13.04 to 13.10, it upgraded with errors. I'm not sure of the errors it faced while updating. I have Nvidia NVS 300 graphics card. On reboot my system stuck on splash screen. No ...
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What to do about unreadable grub screen

I have been upgrading my Ubuntu, from 10.04 to 12.04 to 12.10 to 13.04 in the past few days with varying degrees of success. One problem that has been constant through every step of the upgrade, ...
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error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I have xubuntu in a computer at the moment, but I want to put Windows 7 on it. So when I try to boot either Windows 7 or Windows XP, I get this error. What is going on? Why do I get Ubuntu error when ...
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Swap drive not turning on when I log in

Recently I added a new 40GB hard drive as swap. I want the swap to be enabled when the computer logs me in. I followed the directions here to make the swap command run on start up. I added ...
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SYSLINUX 4.04 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al

When I boot Ubuntu from my USB Live I get: SYSLINUX 4.04 2011-04-18 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al Burned with LiLo, When I burn with UNETbootin I get: SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 ...
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Error need help /boot/grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod not found

I'm really frustrated! I bought me a new laptop a half year ago, with windows 8 pre-installed. Then I installed Ubuntu 13.04 as a dual boot, but after a short time of using my Laptop, software-center ...
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How to either install Ubuntu correctly without affecting Win 8 or remove it safely?

My PC is HP Pavilion P6-2390. I am a beginer in Ubuntu. So explain it simple and as detailed as possible (with pictures if you can). So here is what I did. Made a Live USB like shown on Ubuntu ...
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After installing Ubuntu Boot screen NO CABLE CONNECTION!

I was using Windows 7. Later, using USB bootable Ubuntu I installed Ubuntu on newly created NEW PARTITION TABLE. Ext4 format. sda1 - Ubuntu / sda2 - Swap base sda3 - Logical drive /data sd4 - ...
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Ubuntu starting from live CD, flashing screen? [duplicate]

I got SICK AND TIRED of Windows 8, so I decided I was gonna install Ubuntu. I burned 12.04 LTS to a disc, but it just stayed there with a black screen. Sometimes I'd get lucky and have a flashing ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 on Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB [duplicate]

Please help me to install Ubuntu 13.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu, after the installation is finished, the system ...
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Linux Grub doesn't show up

Last day I bought a laptop with NVIDIA G105M and Intel Core Duo Inside which has Windows 7 default. As a Linux fan, I wanted to install Ubuntu to my laptop and I plugged in my old live USB (which I ...
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All Ubuntu Live CD's 13.10 - 11.10 won't boot correctly or show corrupt screen

I come here posing a question. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 lts some time ago, and had this same problem. Somehow i got around it but haven't been able to replicate it. Now I am unable to install ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7. Unable to boot Ubuntu

When I start my computer, windows 7 boots up as it would usually do before I installed ubuntu. So, it is not giving me an option to boot ubuntu instead of windows. I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8: Windows doesn't boot

I have installed Ubuntu with dual boot to a preinstalled windows 8 on a Lenovo E-135. I disabled fast start in windows 8 before installation and shrank the partition to give place for Ubuntu. All went ...
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tried to update from lucid lynx, now computer won't boot

I don't know much about my computer, I have been trying to get an old custom computer updated. it was running on lucid lynx, I tried to update from the terminal with some 'copy and pasted' 'sudo ...
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Booting Problem with ubuntu 13.04

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 via DVD and everytime i restart, theres just a black screen bith the blinking cursor. I tried updating my video driver, but that did not help. i tried it with ubuntu ...
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How to move Ubuntu 12.04LTS from USB to HDD [closed]

Firstly I'd like to apologize if this sounds like a question already asked but the answers given were of no any help :/ Here's my situation. I bought a USB key with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from Canonical. ...
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changing grub boot order

so i am triple booting Win 7 (yeah i know) Ubuntu and BT5 on my Dell Latitude e4300. it is on a single harddisc with a partition for each of the OS' as usual it is the last installed to be the first ...
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Mac boot from Ubuntu installed on a USB drive

I have a USB drive with Ubuntu installed on it (on a Live USB, it actually has Ubuntu installed on it), and it works seamlessly when I try to boot my PC from it. When I try to boot my mac (Mac Book ...
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Wubi install no longer boots

I dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi. I use two partition on the same HDD. My ubuntu partition was starting to run low on memory, so i added 10 GB to it. Now it won't boot into Ubuntu, it ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu 12.04 after reinstalling Windows 7

I had to reinstall my Windows 7 due to some problems, before that I was running a dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04, which was originally installed from Windows (via Wubi) in a separate partition. After ...
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upgrade gone bad, no ubuntu, no upgrade, no windows

I have a hand me down laptop that I don't know the windows password for. Ubuntu worked fine until I allowed it to update. Sadly, it got stuck for hours then shut off and when I turned it on it will ...
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Black loading screen

This is the first time that I use Xubuntu and I'm experiencing a problem with it. D: I've just installed Xubuntu 12.10 desktop 64-bit on my laptop alongside with Windows 8. When I choose Ubuntu from ...
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dual boot ubuntu12.10 on windows 7

Firstly I booted win 7, then I wanted to boot ubuntu 12.10 on windows. I have ubuntu DVD and when I try to boot ubuntu and when I press "install ubuntu" proccess starts and laptop becomes like ...
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My laptop only boots with the acpi=off parameter. How can I fix this?

I managed to install Ubuntu 12.10 with the option acpi=off, as it didn't work without. Now it boots only with this option. Is it possible to solve the problem for the need of this option? With this ...
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Can't get past boot menu after WUBI installation

I just tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using the Windows Installer from the Ubuntu website on my Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS gamers laptop and while it appeared to install correctly, when I rebooted the ...
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Slow booting / starting after apt-get update 12.04

I have just bought a new Lenovo Ideapad Z580, which came with Windows 8. I have since, removed that and installed 12.04 on top. Everything works fine. However, after I have to updated all 272 updates ...
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My install did not install the grub loader and I also can not get to windows 7 either

I did a new install on Ubuntu 12.04 and when it was finishing it did not install the grub loader and this installation was over a previous installation where the partition should have been formatted. ...
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Can Tutorial “Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04” Used for Dual Booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.10?

I previously used this tutorial to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 perfectly. Now I have upgraded my Windows 7 to Windows 8. And I would like to do a fresh install (and start all over again like ...
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Error: File not found without any grub menu

I installed Kubuntu on the third partition and removed my Ubuntu partition, which was the second one before. Unlike this question, I am not seeing any grub menus before shall I do the same? I just ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.10 with / partition on LVM?

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 I cannot boot my machine anymore. I get the following error. Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= ...
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after update the kernel ubuntu 12.04 wont boot

After I got the Update manger ask me to update the kernel and after restar the only thing I got is a message with: file can't be found... and now the only way to boot is to chose the previews Linux ...
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How to boot from ubuntu 12.04?

When I buy laptop recently,it already install win7. I remove D to install ubuntu 12.04 64 bits. At first I only set partitions like this,and I don't change any other partitions related with win7: ...
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How do I make Ubuntu go past the splash screen?

I recently upgraded my desktop mac to Precise and now can't get past the Ubuntu 12.04 splash page. The splash freezes with Ubuntu and the dots turning from white to orange forever. This is when I ...
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Laptop won't boot after failed hibernation and power cycle

I have Ubuntu 12.04 by installed on my Inspiron N5030. Its my only operating system. Recently, ubuntu had a problem with resuming from hibernation. This has happened before, and I simply held the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot from live cd

i boot ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a live cd, it shows me the purples screen of ubuntu then it shows a black screen, it freezes and never boot, note that i have downloaded ubuntu 3 times and burned it on 3 ...
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Cannot overwrite Debian6 grub, with Ubuntu grub2

I installed Debian 6 on the same PC where I am running different versions of Ubuntu. Debian 6 installed grub, probably a different version than Ubuntu. I am running update-grub from Ubuntu 10, 11 ...
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Can't boot --> PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM [closed]

Question: I recently installed Xen (paravirtualization) on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. Ubuntu 12.04 worked excellently before, but afterwards, the trouble started. The laptop crashed every time I ...
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no bootable medium found system halted

When open ubuntu on virtual box , it doesn't work , and the following message appear "No bootable medium found system halted" How i can solve this problm? Thanks
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting to a display manager or login manager

When I boot up my computer with Ubuntu install on it, it's keeps booting and booting forever. It loads the boot screen but it doesn't boot up. The only way to log in is to press Ctrl+Alt+F2, then ...
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How to boot Windows XP (no GRUB menu is shown)?

I installed ubuntu 12.04 alongwith with Windows XP. But the system directly boots Ubuntu without giving grub selection menu. I opened a terminal up (ctrl-alt-t) and typed in the following: sudo ...
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Installing windows after ubuntu is installed (need to create ntfs partition too)

I prefer Ubuntu to work on, but for some applications for school, I need windows. I've done some research and have a few problems: I only have one hard drive which is formatted as ext4, not ntfs. ...
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Unable to Boot Into Ubuntu 12.04

When I boot Ubuntu, it asks me if I want generic version, or recovery mode. I choose generic mode and it goes straight to a purple screen and doesn't do anything else. I love using ubuntu, but now I ...
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Ubuntu boots but gives no screen

I got Ubuntu 11.10, with gnome-shell as desktop manager, and whenever I boot(select ubuntu from grub, just so you know where we are) it gives no screen, and if I wait a minute orso, and press the ...
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How to boot ubuntu, when windows was reinstalled?

I installed Ubuntu inside Windows. Windows was on the C drive. Ubuntu was on the E drive. I reinstalled Windows. Now Windows is running but Ubuntu does not boot at start up. How do I recover from this ...