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 do you boot up ubuntu on windows from a usb stick? [duplicate]

i have windows 7 and i want to boot linux from a memory stick without installing it as i would like to run 2 OSs on the same pc without losing all my files.(does anyone know how to get into the OS ...
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laptop doesn't boot, stops at GRUB screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't boot into a usable system anymore. What should I do? I installed Ubuntu on a laptop's hard drive along with Microsoft Vista. It was working perfectly, but a ...
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How can I create a backup file. iso like Edubuntu?

I want to create a DVD boot can setup like Edubuntu boot. This is the second time I have installed Edubuntu on my pc, but every time I install, I have to upgrade all packages and language. (Almost 400 ...
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Boot drops to a (initramfs) prompts/busybox

I am running an HP pavilion dv6000 dual boot win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. (well, up until today). After a reboot, the boot process drops to the BusyBox shell and I end up at the prompt: BusyBox v1.18.5 ...
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Booting from cd, how update grub2 to reflect changed uuid?

I changed disks around now I get a message from grub (grub2) saying disk w/ uuid=XXXX does not exist. I've booted from a usb flash drive now, but can't figure out how to run the grub update so that ...
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UBUNTU installed on USB flashdrive not booting on HP Pavilion DV7 6b00et (Not Llive)

I installed Ubuntu 12.4 on 8GB USB Flash drive. It went OK. But when I reboot it goes to Blank screen. IF I press Shift the (GRUB loading) msg on screen. Fan starts so I assume ATI HD6770M graphics ...
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Boot takes about 12 hours is fine after

I only realised it was working when I left it booting over night :) Works fine once loaded but takes about 12 hours to boot. The install CD does the same. Elonex Soliton-B Compal ACL10 (I845M + ICH3 ...
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Howto boot into console with Ubuntu 12.04 USB Stick?

A Lenovo G575 laptop freezes during boot since I upgraded to 12.04. The same, when I boot it with a 12.04 live USB stick. I guess that it freezes when the GUI is initialized. So I would like to boot ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installed on hard disk using USB pendrive does not boot from hard disk

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using USB pendirve but it only boots if that USB is connected. It does not boot from the hard disk. Any solutions?
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No luck dual booting

I solved one problem only to get a follow-up problem. I have Win 7 and I tried loading 32-bit Ubuntu 11 on the system. It kept failing. I figured out due to another post here that it was because my ...
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NFS /exports/media won't automount during boot

I'm using Webmin 1.580 with Ubuntu 12.04 and created an NFS export (export/media) which works perfectly fine after manually enabling the export, but when I reboot the system it tells me that it is ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu 10-04

Had to switch off computer when Ubuntu locked up completely (No mouse or keyboard operation). Whwn rebooting various messages appeared mainly saying no such file or directory. The target file system ...
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Can't boot into fresh install of Ubuntu with AHCI enabled

I had previously a Windows XP installation on a RAID1 array (controlled via Intel Matrix Storage Manager). I decided to ditch it and install Ubuntu 12.04 (using "software RAID"). So first I reset both ...
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Warning message saying the installation may fail in such circumstances

The warning message says "256MB of memory are required only 222 are available. The installation may fail in such circumstances. Do you wish to continue anyway?" Im confused here i have 37GB of free ...
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Expert help needed due to an insidious trap when triple booting OS/W7/Ubuntu… which I fell into

This was going to be my first Ubuntu install, aiming to triple boot from a Mac Book Air OS, W7 and Ubuntu. I used USB sticks for both the W7 and Ubuntu. After successfully partitioning using OS (it is ...
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Asus 1018p dead after upgrade to 12.04

I was successfully running 11.10 and upgraded through the software update. Everything was running perfectly until i did a reboot. Now when i hit the power button the light comes on and the wireless ...
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Problem with Ubuntu 12.04 installation

I recently bought a new laptop: Asus N55SL. I've tried to run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on it. I was extremely happy with it on my previous HP Pavillion 6195. I have 5 partitions: ntfs win7 recovery ...
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Newly installed xubuntu doesn't start

I installed xubuntu instead of normal ubuntu i asked about yesterday, but now i have another problem. I already installed system, but I can't boot it. After grub and "choose system to boot" window ...
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Why do I see a purple then black screen when booting and a 'failed to load module “nv”' error when running startx in tty1?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a USB stick. After the Installation (XP works besides) grub shows both OS. When trying to start there is the purple Screen for some seconds, and then the Screen ...
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I can't start Xubuntu 64bit! Xorg problem??

Is it possible that after using this command Xubuntu won't start?? I used it in order to change Google Earth's appearance and when I restart I get a black screen and hangs there. Is there any way to ...
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Can not boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on a separate partition, with mount point '/' and boot load information on Windows 7 drive (settings, prior to installing Ubuntu). When I start the system, ...
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What happens if I disable and unistall Plymouth?

I have this problem with Plymouth, in wich it doesn't show up or, when it shows, with a awful resolution. So, I wanted to uninstall Plymouth ( I found the package in Synaptics). I'm using Ubuntu ...
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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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Failure to boot after upgrade from 10.10 to 12.04

After upgrade from 10.10 -> 11.04 -> 11.10 -> 12.04 I got this error: How can I solve this?
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo V570 fresh install

I just did a fresh install of Kubuntu 64 bit 12.04 (from the DVD) to a Lenovo V570 laptop. I did a dual boot install with Windows 7. I used the boot layout leftover from Linux Mint 12 (which was ...
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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 ...
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Problem udating after just downloading 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I have just recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and when I run the updates for 12.04 and restart the computer, it goes to the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 completely dead screen on first boot?

So when I try and load up ubuntu for the first time, (booting from the live CD) after some time the monitor just blanks off. The other system parts are still moving, but I cannot do anything at all, ...
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What is LILO and its uses?

I'm basically looking for information so I can learn what LILO is. I recall trying to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows and not being able to get into Windows. I had just wanted to get back my Windows ...
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Installation is failing

I posted a YouTube video explaining what's wrong. Any help would be awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQgwMwT5n-Q
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Why do I get a kernel panic when rebooting after installing via Wubi?

I installed Ubuntu from Windows. When it tried to reboot, the computer started with the following text on the screen: init[1]: segfault at .... kernel panic - not syncing. Attempted to kill init! ... ...
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Why will Ubuntu 12.04 boot but not install?

I can boot the disk but when it gives me the 5 options -Try Ubuntu without installing -Install Ubuntu -Check disk for defects -Test memory -Boot from first hard disk I select the "Install ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad W520 not booting with Nvidia card enabled [closed]

On my Lenovo Thinkpad W520 I can switch between Nvidia Optimus or Integrated card. Since a couple of days, My Ubuntu doesn't start any more with the Nvidia card. The boot process stop itself at this ...
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Prevent prompt to change filenames at system boot

I'm maintaining an application on Ubuntu 8.04. The application has a facility to change the language and then reboot. When it reboots a dialog box is presented that asks if I want to change the ...
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Dell Latitude D510 isn't booting Ubuntu from a USB

I pressed F12 at start up, and I selected 'Boot from USB". The screen then fades out, and the Windows XP logo appears (Indicating it has not been loaded and it has loaded from the hard drive instead). ...
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Ubuntu Live CD doesn't boot properly

I am using a Macbook Pro and just wanted to check out Ubuntu. I couldn't get a USB Flash drive for booting Ubuntu, so I decided to use a CD instead. I thought it was working fine, as it seemed to boot ...
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Weird popup each time ubuntu 12.04 boots up

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04, there was an interruption in the download, however the s/m seems to be working fine, just that each time I boot up I get the following message `Failure ...
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Boot problem in ubuntu precise pangolin 12.04

After updating the updates,ubuntu refuse to reboot?please help? how i can recover ubuntu 12.04
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How can I boot into Ubuntu after repairing Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. I then fiddled around with EasyBCD and managed to ...
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I used boot-repair. Now my laptop is stuck on the grub screen. How do I boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I have ubuntu 10.4 and win 7 installed. Because of a problem windows 7 wouldn't load but ubuntu ...
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after upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 cannot boot with linux 3.2.0-24-generic-pae

After upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04, I cannot boot with linux 3.2.0-24-generic-pae: process gets frozen in a xubuntu initialization screen (I had qimo installed). If I try the recovery mode (with the ...
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Bootup hangs on “Checking battery state..” after after 12.04 upgrade [closed]

I have scanned thru all the posts on this issue. But I have not been able to get a resolution. Has anyone applied a clean fix to this issue? I had 11.10 on Lenovo Thinkpad T60 and upgraded to 12.04 ...
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10.10 still wont load 12.04

I have an old version of Ubuntu: 10.10. My other computer died so I got an Acer Aspire One D270-1865. I deleted as much of the Microsoft crap as possible. I changed the boot up to CD-ROM with F2 and ...
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Unity will not boot 12.04

I switched to GDM and restarted. No problem. Waited several days and my system is working well, except for a minor bug in Gnome 3.4. I install Ubuntu Tweak and make a few tweaks. Reboot and all is ...
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I still have the Ubuntu 11.10 screen while booting

I have upgraded to 12.04 but when I boot the PC I still get the purple 11.10 screen with the white dots. How do I change this? I am running on an AMD64 processor and have an Nvidia GE 9300 ...
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ubuntu 12.04 boot screen remained like 10.04

The system is upgraded from ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04,yet the boot screen is same. It takes longer to boot than before and system checks disk drives for error on every startup. can I get any help on ...
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How can I install Ubuntu if my computer doesn't boot from the CD?

I have installed ubuntu alongside windows 7 in a brand new computer and it worked fine for some days. Eventually, Windows showed some problems, but after a safety mode initialization it was working ...
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Netbook does not boot

I installed Lubuntu 12.04 via USB-stick on my EEE PC 1005HA. It booted fine from the hdd with the USB plugged in. If I remove the USB it won't boot from the hdd. When I plug the USB back in, it boots ...
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Startup hangs at “Checking battery state” even though I have no desktop and no battery [closed]

There are a bunch of other threads, and one with this exact question ( Boot hangs after "Checking battery state...") is closed already (this I think was not warranted), but I haven't solved ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes pre-Grub [closed]

I was running Ubuntu 11.10, and upgraded to 12.04. After the system rebooted, it began exhibiting the following behaviour: 1) It loads the BIOS. I can access the BIOS menu, so I can select what ...