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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I think I've deleted a current kernel on Ubuntu 14.10 [on hold]

I think I've deleted a current kernel on Ubuntu 14.10. I was having some issues with software updates, and I thought I needed to clear some space in /root. I was using some software that was ...
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Mounting encrypted LUKS partition from Live CD

Error to begin with, can't boot I had to do a hard reboot of my computer, and when booting up it (initramfs I think) gave an error: mount: mounting /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root on /root failed: ...
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Cannot install 14.04, cannot boot, no correct live environment

I cannot install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Acer aspire es1-531. I ran BootRepair and it gave me this paste. I added the nomodeset param to the grub2 to let the live or the installer run properly. I noticed ...
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Clean install of ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on PC. Will not boot & bios shows no HDD only DVD?

I am new to this. I have just bought a new 1TB HDD and it is the only drive in my Desktop PC. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTE and copied it to DVD and did a clean installation. After the system ...
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Weird numbers and codes, help!

When I start my ubuntu computer, I see these options. "Ubuntu", "Ubuntu more settings", Memory test (memtest86+)", And Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200". When I press enter on the ...
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Wanting to replace pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu. Needed help on which partitions to remove and which to keep

I have the following partitions right now on my laptop: 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 260 MB (Healthy EFI System Partition) 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 462.14 GB (Healthy Boot, Primary ...
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what should i do to solve this problem? [on hold]

I recently installed cinnamon 17.1 successfully and every thing was well. one day when i was working ,the power was off and when i open the computer again it showed me this message : Gave up waiting ...
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SMBus/ BIOS error while booting Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox, but every time I boot, I get an error that says: SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr This happens right after ...
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Computer does not start correctly

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Inspiron. When the computer first starts, most of the time it just hangs on a purple screen. I have to hold the power button to get it to turn off. When it starts ...
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Installing Ubuntu from an external hard drive

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while now with no success. I don't have a thumb drive, and my computer doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external hard drive. I already went through ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Root Filesystem Full

My root filesystem seems to be full even though my /home directory still has a lot of space. Output from df -h: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg0-root 19G ...
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start on ( condition ) in file /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf

I am actually trying to add a boot options to start only the filesystem or start it with the static-network-up based on some system settings. We have a standard installation for multiple types of ...
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Bootable device not found after clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI

I have a single boot laptop where I performed a clean installation of ubuntu. After bot it shows a I tried running boot-repair with this output http://paste.ubuntu.com/10605939 When if finishes it ...
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libkmod: ERROR ../libkmod/libkmod-config.c:686 kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf line 44

At booting I started getting the following error in Ubuntu 14.04. libkmod: ERROR ../libkmod/libkmod-config.c:686 kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf line 44: ignoring bad line starting ...
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Recovery from user@1000service error

My system crashed. When I rebooted the disk check reported errors. I asked it to fix the errors. My system will now not boot to login in graphics mode. After the screen flashes I see saned ...
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Windows won't dual boot, os-prober can't find Windows and Windows BSOD!

I resized a linux data partition and now windows7 won't boot, I just get a quick flash of a BSOD I've run boot-repair a many times and this is the latest output: http://paste2.org/L2WkzB62 If I ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from USB Stick

I burned the latest version of Ubuntu onto my USB stick. Then, I clicked on the wubi application on the usb drive, clicked on live installation, then clicked on reboot. When it rebooted, it asked me ...
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Can't boot, new usb device found

When trying to boot into the Ubuntu live usb, I get new usb device found idvendor=1d6b idproduct=0003, and it hangs there, refusing to boot. Ubuntu 14.04 booting into install or live mode, uefi and ...
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Can't get plymouth watch-keystroke working on 15.04 with graphical splash

I need to run a lengthy process (let's say updates or backups) during system shutdown. Since they take a while and a user may be in a hurry, I want to give them the option of aborting the operation. ...
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Diskless with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to setup a new diskless solution with ubuntu 12.04 without any success. I followed this Diskless Ubuntu HowTo But the initramfs seems not to be able to mount my nfs share. On my server ...
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Using the installed ubuntu64bit usb reset ubuntu32bit [on hold]

ask yourself that I was used to load ubuntu usb 64bit but because his computer so I reset ubuntu32bit weak but my usb ubuntu64bit use and install, so set yourself to always ubuntu32bit okay?
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boot-repair windows not listed

today I installed Windows 8.1 and it broke my grub. I tried to run the boot-repair GUI on a live session of Ubuntu but after the restart of the PC the grub displays ONLY Ubuntu. Before the ...
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make boot sequence truly silent (Ubuntu 14.04)

So, on Ubuntu 14.04 using generic kernel, even though kernel parameters include "silent" option, on most boots the open source brcmsmac driver spews log data that makes boot sequence exit the splash ...
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Stuck in a boot loop

I have a Lenovo B575. I took the hard drive out of an Asus laptop and put it in this one with the intention of reformatting the drive and installing Ubuntu as a new OS. That was my intent. I can get ...
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How can I fix the issue I have with installation?

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 amd64 for a day and I keep having the same problem. First off, here's some info on my system: CPU: Intel 15-4690k GPU: Nvidia geforce GTX 970 acx 2.0 ...
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restart my app server automatically through upstart script

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 machine in which I am running my C++ app server which I am controlling through upstart script. Meaning whenever my app server crashes my upstart script will restart them back ...
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Unable to enter passphrase for encyrtion - screen looks weird

I have two PCs with encrypted / (home is not separated) partitions. On both i struggle with entering my pass phrase to decrypt the /. One PC has an ATI VGA card with the default driver and the ...
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How to go back to my account?

I was importing something to my computer which Ubuntu alerted only 9.5MB of space is available on the root drive. Then Ubuntu freezed so I turned my computer off using the turn on key. After I wanted ...
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“ALERT! /dev/mapper/server--vg-root does not exist. Dropping to shell!”

So I guess I messed up my Ubuntu Server just now. I installed a 500GB hard drive, formatted it with ext4 and then wanted to statically mount via editing /etc/fstab and the UUID. For some reason I ...
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How to start /usr/bin/bitcoind on boot?

I'm trying to get /usr/bin/bitcoind to start on boot but without success. I have this script on /etc/init/bitcoind.conf description "bitcoind" start on filesystem stop on runlevel [!2345] oom never ...
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grub2: error: /vmlinuz-3.16-ucs109-amd64.efi.signed has invalid signature [migrated]

I am using a derivative of Debian, called Univention Corporate Server. It's a nice appliance that I use for my home server. Yesterday I upgraded to the newest version and since then my server does not ...
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Ubuntu single install SSD keep deleting data

I have a HP-ENVY laptop with 32GB LITEON SSD and 500GB Harddisk. I have a single boot system installed with ubuntu 14.04 on the SSD, and have a Data partition on the HD. Partitions look like this ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Kernel panic - Samsung Series 9

Samsung Series 9 Laptop crashes in ubuntu 13.04-15.10 and other Linux (debian, arch, freebsd). Check: cleaned laptop, change the battery, change CPU cooler, memtest, temp. kernel 3.11 - crashes ...
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Ubuntu won't start, emergency mode

Hello guys I installed Windows 10 on my laptop (toshiba satelite c660) and after that I ran live version of Ubuntu and restored GRUB (with official boot repair tool) so I can start Ubuntu again, after ...
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Boot failure after upgrade /dev/mapper/isw…Volume01 does not exist

I upgraded to 12.04 and now my system won't boot. It complains about /dev/mapper/isw...Volume01 does not exist and drops me to busybox. cat /proc/cmdline tells me it is indeed trying Volume01. ...
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How to delete grub entirely from grub rescue. Boot windows only

I had installed ubuntu (twice actually) onto the same drive. I wanted to 'try again' since one of them didn't install correctly and the other installed differently, but it worked. I was getting ...
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Dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04 encryption question - ecryptfs

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer, and I would like to encrypt only my Ubuntu home directory. I have these partitions: system reserved NTFS windows 7 main partition (C:) ...
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Cannot boot directly from Grub2 on dual boot Windows 8.1 with Xubuntu 14.04.2

I had Windows 8.1 Professional and Xubuntu in VM, but now I want dual boot. First two partitions I had them before with Windows 8.1 ((1) EFI and (2) msftres) then (3) partition C: and (4) parition ...
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New laptop won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

I removed the HDD from a Toshiba Computer I bought today and installed a 250GB SSD. After installing it, I immediately installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it from a USB drive. Everything went fine during ...
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Live USB not booting in Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 [on hold]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 with most recent BIOS version. I created a USB stick to book Ubuntu from but the IdeaPad does not list/show the stick when I want to select it for booting? I did try all ...
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Kubuntu freezing on startup logo

I chose recovery option in Grub and it gets far enough that I can drop down to terminal and move around. I can't get the desktop to load no matter what I do. I've tried to edit xorg.config and it ...
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error symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found

My dual boot Ubuntu/Windows installation on a Samsung Series 7 laptop is suddenly broken, I do not know why. I have not made an update, and the laptop was not even connected to the internet when it ...
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Will Ubuntu be able to replace windows 7 on my pc? And if which version will work for me?

I have a low spec pc.It has 1 gigabyte RAM, 2.8 ghz Intel processor, 256 mb graphics card. CurrentIy I'm running Windows 7.I heard that Ubuntu is way faster than windows 7. I just do the basics in ...
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Won't boot, ACPI PCC probe failed

After updating, my desktop machine will no longer boot. It shows the message ACPI PCC probe failed, starting version 219 and then stops in with a command prompt and some text about it being in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 liveusb boot screen graphic errors

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Y500 laptop. It came preinstalled with Windows 8. I want to install it in a separate partition with a USB drive. I have tried both Unetbootin and ...
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Ubuntu won't save the settings I have done after installation

I had created a 4GB bootable USB stick of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using Universal USB installer. I have installed Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1 PC and allocated it 30GB space. After completing the installation ...
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Custom Ubuntu 15.04 Installer - Fails grub install on UEFI systems

I used the ubuntu 15.04 64 bit ISO and customized it using UCK. I installed a bunch of packages into the custom installer & generated the ISO. It installs perfectly in Legacy mode (non UEFI) In ...
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Linux Won't Run

Wow. I recently installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook C720. I installed it using Crouton, so it runs Chrome and Ubuntu side by side. I can switch between them with a hot key. For more information on my ...
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Ubuntu live usb and installation freezes

the problem is, that the ubuntu 15.04 64bit as well as the 14.04 64bit live usb I created freezes at random points during the installation as well as when I use it as a live cd. I verified the usb ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : “serious errors were found while checking the disk for / ” and after that Linux hangs very often

I have been using dual boot alongside Windows 8.1 from 1 year. Very recently the windows shut down unexpectedly, and then started showing "Trying to repair Windows". I knew it would harm Ubuntu file ...