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 I setup Ubuntu to boot in the morning and play music?

Is there a way to boot my computer in the morning and play music without turning it on? It's not that easy to find anything on Google because I don't have problems with booting. I'd rather like to ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu from the network without installing?

The scenario: At work I have to shred data on old PCs (not my main responsibility). What I do is I boot from the Live-CD, choose Try Ubuntu, open the terminal and sudo shred -v -n10 /dev/sda. This way ...
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Tried to play a full screen game, now system will not boot

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Shell Remix 64bit on my desktop, everything was going great on it. I installed all of the most recent updates, installed some software as well as the latest amd ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Toshiba Sattelite after download interrupted

While trying to replace vista on my laptop with Ubuntu via a boot disk, someone unplugged the computer and the installation was interrupted. I tried shutting down the PC and restarting, but found that ...
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Ubuntu not showing any GUI

When I boot into Ubuntu, I don't see the Unity interface. Instead it boots into some sort of command line interface (pic attached) I tried pressing atl + F7, in that case i get a screen showing this:...
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More than FOUR minutes to boot up my Ubuntu 12.04. What could be the problem?

I cannot tell exactly when this happened, but surely after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04, but on my last bootup it lasted from selecting the distro on the GRUB menu to full usability 4 minutes 22 seconds ...
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Why do I get a blank screen after installing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I installed Ubuntu 12.04 ERASING a Windows Vista install. The install went through to completed and ...
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12.04 LTS won't boot. No boot option. Installed along side vista 64 ultimate

I installed 12.04 LTS on my computer that already had Vista 64 Ultimate. Installation said that reboot was necesarry to use the new installation. Well, it just boots right into vista without giving ...
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No boot, no bios after Reformat, Dual Boot install

PC needed reformat so completed this with just after installing Ubuntu onto my 2nd drive and had Dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04 going fine (Except slow Win, hence reformat). Reformated, reinstalled ...
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Ubuntu starts only when I boot from my flash drive

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 using a bootable USB. The installation went fine but after the installation there was just a blank screen with the cursor blinking and Ubuntu wasn't starting. Maybe ...
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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 add-...
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Won't boot after 12.04 upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu won't boot after 12.04 upgrade I am new to Ubuntu and I recently upgraded to 12.04. Now when I try to start Ubuntu nothing happens. I get a blank screen, not ...
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Start-up Application

I often get an error window after I booted my computer to the desktop. This is starting to annoy me. Is there a way to prevent, or disable or close it during boot up? Your help and time here is ...
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Full install of Ubuntu 12.04 on USB pendrive halts at GRUB prompt

For the last three days I have been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Kingston DataTraveler Micro 16GB USB pendrive (to be called the install USB). The processor is a brand new Intel Atom D525 (...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots up into terminal (Lightdm & Ati Video card)

I just returned from a two-week vacation and started up my laptop, everything went fine and it installed a lot of updates (including a kernel update. sorry for few details, I didn't really pay ...
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How do I dual-boot Windows by default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I am new to Ubuntu, but have used Macs and PCs for years. I am referencing the idea of how on a Mac, and you ...
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How can I tell if my system was booted as EFI/UEFI or BIOS?

How do I determine whether a particular running Ubuntu system was booted using EFI/UEFI, or BIOS?
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using Unallocated space when not adjacent to extended partition

I need to use the unallocated space without deleting the sda7 partition In deed the unallocated partition is next to swap partition Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /...
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Black screen upon booting 12.04 LiveCD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO from the official ubuntu website, when I put it into my computer ...
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/boot partition is NTFS on dual-boot Win7/Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire laptop. Windows 7 Home Premium edition was installed on the main drive. I booted to the Ubuntu 12.04 Installation environment and selected the option to Install ...
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My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?

I am trying to boot Ubuntu on my computer. When I boot Ubuntu, it boots to a black screen. How can I fix this? Table of Contents: If you are trying to install Ubuntu If you have a dual boot ...
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What prevents setting ATI / radeon power_profile from boot and retaining it after suspend?

I'm successfully using the open source radeon driver and use KMS-power_profiles (see link below) for power management of my graphics to prevent overheating. But I can't manage to set the power_profile ...
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xubuntu 12.04 totally refuses to boot after install with wubi on old computer. any tips or suggestions on things i can do to fix this problem?

I downloaded Xubuntu 12.04 32-bit (the desktop CD ISO, not the alternate CD) from xubuntu.org and placed the .zip into a folder named XUBUNTU on my desktop. Then I extracted the files to that folder ...
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Ubuntu isn't booting from Hard drive after booting it from USB into my system

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Laptop hard drive from bootable USB and now when i took it out and restarted it, its just showing a blinking courser and when i plug the Same USB back it works.
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Why does 11.04 server fail to boot with 'can't find /sbin/init'?

I just restarted my server and now when I boot up one of my Ubuntu 11.04 Server instances I am greeted with errors. It doesn't boot up. I am pretty sure this is not a hardware error as I have other ...
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How can I replicate the LiveUSB boot-experience using GRUB2?

As far as I know, ubuntu live usb versions use syslinux as bootloader whereas, when installed, the default is GRUB2. This makes replicating the boot experience a bit more involved than just copying ...
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Why won't my dual-boot system start after being shut down for a few days?

I have windows7 & ubuntu, After several days in shudown position,My system is not booting now. I an not even getting grub for OS selection. I have important data in hard disc How to restore &...
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Ubuntu not booting from USB on laptop (no optical drive)

I'm using a Kingston 16GB USB, with the Unetbootin program. (I've tried both downloading the installation iso manually and adding it, or using the program to download.) I've tried creating the ...
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How do I correct items that are now upstart jobs but still have an entry in /etc/init.d?

How do I correct items that are now upstart jobs but still have an entry in /etc/init.d? I have an ubuntu 12.04 machine which complains in the boot.log file like: Since the script you are ...
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How to get verbose output on Ubuntu Server while booting?

There is no output form the init scripts on Ubuntu Server. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/upstart/+bug/542666 Is there any workaround? Such as installing plymouth or anything else?
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Uninstallation trouble (Wubi windows 7)

I recently installed Ubuntu as a second boot option on my windows 7 system. I had a difficulty on boot Ubuntu so I tried to uninstall it through control panel. I couldn't find any ubuntu program on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 takes too long to boot

I've recently encountered the following error message: mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/3f7f5cd9d-6ea3-4da7-b5ec-**** on /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No ...
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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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Problem with automatically booting

After upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 I am unable to get Ubuntu to automatically boot. Even when I set grub.cfg as follows: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true ...
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Ubuntu boots to terminal on start up

For a long time I've been unable to get updates due to a "repositories not found" error. Yesterday someone fixed this for me but after installing 94 days worth of updates my system wanted to restart. ...
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Setting nomodeset (VESA graphics mode) through GRUB shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set nomodeset for installation? I'm installing Ubuntu Desktop AMD64. I've previously done this on the same system with the Alternate iso install because it uses a ...
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Ubuntu boot is slower than Windows 7

One of the reasons I installed Ubuntu (Wubi installer) was for a supposedly quick boot time. My boot time with Windows 7 is about 20-25 seconds, while my boot with Ubuntu is 30-40. I judged the boot ...
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Installing Ubuntu along with windows 7 on shrunk partition

I am new to Ubuntu OS and ask Ubuntu community. First this is not a duplicate question. Actually this a question which is a summery of all solutions and questions were posted in this community, ...
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Windows 7 not loading from Grub, Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot

I have the results of my boot script run here: Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ============================= Boot Info Summary: =============================== =&...
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Having tried differen ways but none worked - How do I disable a service from auto-start at boot in Ubuntu?

This really doesn't make sense. I've been using many other distros and never had such difficulty managing autostart services. I found three ways of disabling autostart services, and none of them ...
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20 to 40 seconds pause during the boot on 12.04

I've just installed new ASRock B75M-ITX Mainboard and fresh Ubuntu 12.04 on it. During the boot, there is a 20 to 40 seconds pause when goa-daemon is starting (/var/log/syslog): Jul 7 11:13:28 ...
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WUBI Ubuntu 12.04 boot, No kernel, GNU Grub, nothing works

Yesterday my Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) system was working completely fine. But today when I tried to boot I was brought to a GNU GRUB screen. Typing boot yields no kernel specified or something along those ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 black screen during boot

I'm using Ubuntu as the only operating system since two years. In the first Ubuntu versions I had seen my BIOS screen and the boot screens. Actually im using Ubuntu 12.04 and my screen stays black ...
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But after I restarted the system and logged in, my screen went blank except for the cursor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I installed Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday. I installed it from a Live CD. All went well as per the installer....
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12.04 installation started to black screen during boot today [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? NOTE: Most of this question is now irrelevant. UPDATE 3 summarizes the problem as it stands. I've ...
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How do I disable ACPI when booting?

When I tried to install Ubuntu from the live CD start menu, the screen became black with just a blinking cursor. I rebooted the PC and I chose the option acpi=off. Then the installer started and ...
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windows system (bootloader) partition accidently deleted during multiple installs

After experimenting with multiple variations of backtrack and xbmcbuntu variations of Ubuntu with dual boot successfully, my windows partition became unrecognizable to grub. I used my windows boot CD ...
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Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?

Hey guys I'm a new linux user, I figured it would be the best for the laptop I just purchased because it's said to be faster than Windows 7. I'm currently dual-booting with Windows 7 Professial and ...