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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Making ubuntu take over windows space on mac

I have a macbook with triple boot OSX, Windows 7,and Ubuntu, which took me 2 weeks to make it work. I boot with the rEFInd and Grub2 boot menus and have now discovered I don't need Windows anymore. ...
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Is there a way to boot into grub on a mac rather then OSX?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Mac Mini(late 2014).Now I can get to the new installation by pressingAlt > EFI BOOT to get to GRUB and selecting Ubuntu to boot the OS. My question ...
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“Operation System not found” Dell XPS 15Z L511Z

Although title is the same problem is different. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty on my HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook. And I was trying to create a bootable usb for my DELL XPS 15z. After successful ...
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wrong kernel running after install

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 from unetbootin. When it reboots after the install, uname -r says: 3.5.0-17-generic ..this means that no modules have loaded for the kernel that is actually installed ...
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Windows missing from GRUB menu [duplicate]

When I turn on the computer, I can see the GRUB and boot into Ubuntu. But I can't boot into Windows because I don't see it in the GRUB. I have tried both boot-repair and sudo update-grub to no avail. ...
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infinality and fglrx killed gnome

I'm new to Ubuntu (2 months) working with a new AMD notebook (Radeon R5 M2xx series). I installed latest version of ubuntu gnome. The font looked strange so i decided to repair it. I did both theese ...
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Cannot run ubuntu on my ASUS K52JB laptop using live usb

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, and i have been trying to install the OS on my laptop. I created the bootable Ubuntu USB using Unetbootin, but whenever i want to try Ubuntu without installing, the OS ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 keeps booting to tty1

I was trying to install xdmx & the last thing that I did was deleting the ~/.XAuthority* files since I was getting error in locking authority file. On rebooting, I found myself on this screen. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Waiting for Network Configuration, But System Works [closed]

On boot, the Ubuntu boot GUI hangs on "Waiting for Network Configuration" indefinitely instead of the normal 60 seconds or so. If we run the boot verbosely by editing /etc/default/grub it goes to ...
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hibernate resume failure

I am getting this error sometimes when I resume from hibernation. All of my open windows are closed. There is also an extra reboot before it will actually get to the login screen. The title of the ...
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COMRESET failed and slow boot times

I've been having slow boot up times with a fresh install of 12.04.2 LTS. I see this in my syslog: Jul 2 13:42:56 victor-Lenovo-U310 kernel: [20058.135895] ata1: link is slow to respond, please be ...
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Change boot screen resolution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen How I can change the boot screen resolution in Ubuntu 12.04 to 1680 1050? The resolution now is very small
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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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How to disable webmin start on boot on Ubuntu?

How to disable Webmin starts on boot on Ubuntu 14? Due security reasons, I want to run it manualy when I really will use it.
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My boot drive says there is less space than actual

my /boot drive is on a separate 250 MB partition and the file manager shows only 31MB are in the /boot folder. hab@hab-AOD255 ~ $ ls -lah /boot total 31M drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 3.0K Feb 26 21:22 . ...
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Use fdisk -s, can not boot up

First I want to resize partition of my Ubuntu 13.0X, I run three commands: fdisk -l fdisk -s /dev/sda1 reboot -r Then I realize I should copy some important files in system in case losing. But ...
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Ubuntu keeps putting itself in EFI? [duplicate]

I gave Ubuntu a go today, but I found out it wasn't really my thing. But for some reason, I cannot seem to delete Ubuntu's EFI file (grubx64.efi) as whenever I try to delete it, using methods such as ...
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Migrate root filesystem from btrfs to ext4

I want migrate a Ubuntu installation off of btrfs as root because it frequently hangs and causes out of space errors and I really don't need the snapshots. The partition was created empty and not ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Mac Os X - GRUB Rescue prompt SET commands made permanent?

I recently re-installed my Mac OS X partition. This somehow messed up my entire partition scheme it seems. First I got dropped to the Grub rescue> prompt when trying to boot Ubuntu. I had never ...
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How to boot from USB containing full ubuntu installation on a MacBook

I know this question has been answered earlier, but none of the answers were clear enough for a newbie in Ubuntu. So the problem is I have installed Ubuntu on a flash drive, using another flash drive, ...
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Weird log in menu after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04.2

I am using Toshiba satellite c55I laptop and i have just upgraded to the newest version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I did this for the added security benefits of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, and I have ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu, Powercap/SELinux Issue

I am running Ubuntu (well, Lubuntu, really) on my home server, and all was tickety boo until a few days ago, when the OS stopped booting. Not being able to SHH in anymore, I hooked it up to a monitor ...
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GRUB not installed correctly by ubuntu server manual process?

symptom: can not boot from SSD after installing ubuntu server 14.04. BIOS menu keeps returning back. No dual booting. setup: Lenovo T430s with windows 8 preinstalled. BIOS boot menu supports both ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on different hard drives?

I've recently had a interest in installing Ubuntu and I've been meaning to dual boot it alongside Windows 8.1. The laptop I have has two 1TB hard drives, and I was wondering how to install Ubuntu on ...
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How to add Windows 8 grub entry?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8.1. But my PC directly boots into Ubuntu. That is why I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to ...
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Why does booting 12.10 dump me into GRUB? [closed]

I used the Ubuntu Windows installer to dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 and my already installed Windows 8. Ubuntu came up after the boot when the process was through with the installation. When I attempt to ...
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GRUB not showing windows 8.1 already installed

Actually there is a similar question on the community before as well but what I am facing is a different problem. Also there the person has not properly posted the status of his grub. Actually I ...
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I get a “serious errors while checking the disk drives for /boot” error while booting

Same problem with me but when i go on ignore os is booting fine. but still that error is comming on my display when i reboot
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Ubuntu showing black screen, doesn't start [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bits in a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ , it had 12.04 and I installed it from the DVD. It finished right but after restart it doesn't start, it remains a ...
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14.04 PXE slow boot process (udev/upstart/systemd)

I've been using a diskless installation of Ubuntu for our department up until Ubuntu 13.04, without any major issues so far. However, with 14.04, something weird is happening in the boot process ...
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How to add a GRUB2 menu entry for booting installed Ubuntu on a USB drive?

I am not asking how to boot the LiveCD from a USB. I have 2 Ubuntu installations, one on my computer's internal hard drive and another on a USB drive. Is there a way to add a GRUB2 menu entry (to ...
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ARGH udev won't stop renaming my interfaces!

I have the following in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="d0:50:99:50:43:17", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0" SUBSYSTEM=="net", ...
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Snappy on Raspberry Pi 2 failing to boot

I've just got brand new Raspberry Pi 2 model B, and tried to install Snappy Ubuntu Core alpha-02 on a brand new Samsung EVO 16 GB micro SD card. When I boot the Pi, I don't see it appear on the ...
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Trouble booting Ubuntu from flash drive on a PC with no so [duplicate]

So, the story is that I had Ubuntu installed on my PC, but then accidentally reformatted the drive it was on thinking I was reformatting a different USB instead. Now, when I boot my computer, I am ...
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trying to install ubuntu 14.10 from usb on a pc with 9.04 [duplicate]

My computer right now has Ubuntu 9.04, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 using a bootable USB stick. If not mistaken, I did that process right, but the thing is when I boot the pen drive, a ...
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Cannot boot into GUI

Cannot boot into GUI at all. Was working for awhile but I think something happened awhile back, when I plugged my TV into the HDMI port on my laptop. After trying a ton of solutions like ...
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Error while installing Ubuntu on Dual Boot with Windows 7 [closed]

I tried-Installing Ubuntu 12 with the help of a pendrive by PendriveLinux, which froze the screen during the installation and as a second try, I tried it with a Virtual Machine (VMWare) which yielded ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 slow boot Nvidia Graphics card [closed]

My boot time takes almost 2 mins and I have tested it with bootcharts. I do not know what is wrong and it started appearing only when I installed the drivers for my Nvidia Graphics card. EDIT: I'm ...
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removing Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I have installed BY ITSELF Ubuntu into a computer (replacing Windows 8 altogether). There is no other operating system in this computer. Now I want to remove it and reinstall windows 8 and I have no ...
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Booting Problems

So, my computer decided to hate me and will not boot Linux Ubuntu but will boot Windows 7 (slowly compared to its usual, but it will). Maybe someone can help me? Begin: Running ...
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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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Boot into Busybox instead of Lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu OS on a virtual machine (VMWare Player). Today, my VM was booting into the GNU GRUB version 2.02 instead of Lubuntu as usual. I was following this instructions and now I'm stuck at ...
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Problems installing and dual booting Ubuntu 12.4, 13.10, and 14.4.1 via pendrivelinux?

All righty, I am a bit new at this, so bear with me. I've been using windows for a long time and have a decent amount of know-how with it's interface, and I decided I wanted to try out some different ...
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Removing the encryption password at boot

This question has been asked a lot, but I still don't know the answer to it. Is there a way to remove the password at boot? I have processes that start up when the computer boots up, and when have to ...
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How do i boot a windows 7 usb on a ubuntu computer? [closed]

so I have a windows 7 bootable flash drive and when I go into my set up settings it dosent give me the option to go into the boot sequence just the grub thing help.
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Windows 8 Boot problems after using chntpw utility

After recently being a victim of triplescomputers.com I used the chntpw utility password recovery to reset/disable the Syskey password encryption. I ran into a few hurdles such as mounting my windows ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro without EFI interference?

I have a late 2011 macbook pro, that I bought in early 2012. Is it possible to cleanly install ubuntu without the irritating EFI mac 'shell' surrounding the install, making the mac boot sound and ...
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Run a script only at the very first boot

Is there an idiomatic way in Ubuntu to run a script only the first time a machine is booted? (EC2).
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Ubuntu boot error mei timeout

So I had a dual boot setup using Ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8. I recently upgraded the Ubuntu partition using a Ubuntu 14.04 live USB by installing the OS on the same partition to preserve the files. ...
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PowerPC Mac G5 bootloader hangs at quiesce

I dug an old Mac PowerPC g5 out of my garage, and the MacOS install on it appears to be trashed. It can boot into OF Diagnostics, and I can get into the OF Console (egads, what an alien world!). ...