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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Can't see boot option

I have Dell-GX260 I installed latest ubuntu after windows 7, by selecting side by side option, everything finished well but when pc restarted, then automatically it loaded windows 7 without giving me ...
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Windows disappeared from grub menu after deleting Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I was having problem with booting Ubuntu. Then I used Easeus partition manager to delete the partition that has Ubuntu. Maybe I have done it wrong. Because now I have also lost Windows. Luckily I came ...
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Ubuntu fails on Boot Up

I have a dual-boot of windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10. AMD Phenom-II 4-core processor, and an Asus motherboard. So here's what happens, I turn on my computer my machine does its start-up process, then the ...
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How do I fix my laptop screen from being blank until the computer warms up?

My new (just three days old) Dell Inspiron N4050's screen isn't working. When I press the power button, the fans start running, and I hear sounds related to logging in, but the screen remains blank. ...
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Cannot boot liveCD on AMD Geode LX800

When trying to boot from the liveCD (Ubuntu 11.10 i386 Desktop) After a long wait I get stopped at BusyBox. Running exit from BusyBox exits, then errors, then reloads BusyBox. This is the error: ...
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How to create Ubuntu *Server* bootable USB drive using YUMI?

This article suggest to select Ubuntu Server 10.04 from the list in YUMI(I'm using windows edition). However, the latest YUMI does not have Ubuntu Server 10.04 in the list. The only Server version is ...
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Installing Ubuntu 11.10 x64 alongside Windows 7 x64 doesn't boot into Ubuntu

It appears that there are lots of "Ubuntu alongside Windows" posts, but I couldn't find my answer. My PC's only OS was Windows 7 x64. All of my 750 GB HDD partitions were in NTFS format. Yesterday I ...
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Boot stuck after discovering USB devices

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu 11.10 from a LiveCD on a newly built PC. The LiveCD is confirmed to work fine on a macbook pro. The boot process stops at a blinking cursor screen with grey text. It ...
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/boot driver filling up due to kernels on 11.10 and unable to update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove/hide old kernel versions? Any clean solutions for cleaning up the /boot mount? It seems to fill with kernels but I'd like to make sure the ...
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“can't read file” error after installation causes system to not boot

i have recently installed ubuntu 11.10 on my system along with windows xp. Previously i have ubuntu 9.04, i have deleted those partitions and installed 11.10. installation is complete but i am ...
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GRUB booting problem

I'd Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit installed via wubi on windows 7 64 bit. The installation was a success. I'd either access Ubuntu, or windows 7 on the boot option of my computer. i made use of both OS for ...
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System boots to busybox 1.5.1

I am having some trouble with my Ubuntu 10.10, which I installed on windows filesystem using wubi.exe. For sometime now, whenever I boot Ubuntu, it boots up to busybox showing initramfs as shell. ...
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USB stick not avaliable after rebooting from Live session

Ive noticed a really annoying behaviour in Ubuntu: whenever I restart or shutdown the PC from a Live session, the USB stick becomes unavaliable when it reboots/turns on (as if the "safe removal" ...
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init premount script error from dropbear

I get the following error at early boot stage: ipconfig: eth0: SIOCGIFINDEX: No such device ipconfig: no devices to configure /scripts/init-premount/dropbear: .: line 32: can't open ...
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Ubuntu Won't install on my Desktop [closed]

Hardware Specs Motherboard: MSI 770-g45 ATI HD5770 (H577FM1GD) connected to monitor through single DVI port AMD Phenom x4 Black Edition When I try to boot up from a live cd/live usb all I get is ...
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Problem on boot - Login screen freezes [closed]

I was so excited and impatient that's why I couldn't wait for ubuntu 10.10 and upgrade to alpha version 2 days ago. Now, my login screen freezes and I get a message as " gnome power manager have not ...
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Cannot write bytes broken pipe

I can't seem to boot Ubuntu 12.04 on my t-61 Thinkpad. I get the splash screen, then a black screen that reads: Cannot write bytes: broken pipe. Let me first say that originally I had removed ...
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Installed from USB. It says “complete”, but after reboot still tries to install

So I am 100% new to Ubuntu and have little knowledge of what I am doing but here it goes. So I burn the latest Ubuntu onto a USB then check it and everything seems fine so I go and boot off of that ...
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Why do disk names change at boot

Previously, all of my disk partitions where called /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, ... My network stopped working (couldn't ping out), and after a sudo ifdown eth0 and sudo ifup eth0, my desktop went away and ...
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I have installed Ubuntu 13.04, but it can't work normally

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 amd64 successfully, but it can't boot normally. The computer is dead after displaying the logo Ubuntu and the screen is red. Strangely, booting from recovery mode then ...
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WUBILDR.mbr file error on windows 7 and windows 8 : UEFI boot

0 down vote I am having 64bit windows 8 machine. I have tried a lot, installing the wubi and still it shows the wubildr.mbr file missing during boot. I installed Win7 and did the same, the problem ...
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my computer does'nt recognize the usb when booting [closed]

I managed to get to a screen where i can choose where to boot from, but only my CD/DVD Drive and hard drive are there. I also managed to get a command line that looks like this: "grub> " is that ...
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question about 12.10 32 bit syslinux 4.06 EDD 2012-10-23 usb direct boot [duplicate]

alright so guys i am trying to do a direct boot for Ubuntu 12.10 (as stated in the topic) i have been trying to do a direct boot for about ten minutes now. so i have to do a direct boot because my ...
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Windows or ubuntu wont boot after boot-repair

Pre-installed Windows 7 then installed ubuntu 12.04 using live CD. Ubuntu did not boot so used boot-repair to fix this problem but it did not work. Now it directly boots to BIOS.
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Can't boot Ubuntu 11.10 after installing alongside Windows 7? [closed]

I'm really not good with computers. I recently got a new one with Windows 7. I installed Ubuntu on my old computer and used it with no problem. I decided to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on my ...
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ubuntu won't install properly

ok. so heres the story. once, i had windows 7. i hated it, so i borrowed a drive and got ubuntu 13.04. later i found out about the 13.10 alpha saucy salamander update and i got that too. after a week ...
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Grub was removed. Not a duplicate because: [duplicate]

Important differences from "duplicates" Win 8.1 installer doesnt boot.Nothing boots. I tried Boot Repair but the repository gives me 404 I tried grub-install but fails cuz I cant use 64 bit live usb ...