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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After new Ubuntu 15.04 installation, startup asks for password even though no disk encryption was set up

I installed a brand new SSD into my laptop and did a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, with NO system encryption used (only Home directory encryption). However, it still asks me for a password when ...
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weird language/ charictors after while booting

when I try to boot from my USB I get these strange characters instead of the dell logo screen: Raikra 'isks kr kphar ia 'ia* prass ajy kay pk rasparp It seems to ask to press a key, and when I put ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual boot problem with windows 7

I have a problem switching back to my windows 7. I have a dual boot system with ubuntu 14.04 LTS as main and windows 7 the other. I tried running some codes today such as sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Windows won't boot after deleting Ubuntu's partition [on hold]

As I've been having too many problems with booting in Windows 7 while having Ubuntu 14.04 installed, I decided to delete all partitions and format completely my hard disk. I then tried to install ...
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GNU GRUB version 2.02 beta2-9 Wont boot?

So I got this computer used. It had Windows Ultimate installed. After some time it stopped working. One of my dad friends fixed it (using Linux) It got windows again and runned smooth. Untill it ...
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How to, finally, get Ubuntu to boot on a mac from external USB storage?

I wish to run Ubuntu on my iMac from external USB storage, either an external disk or a flash drive. I can easily create a bootable USB stick and use that to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a properly ...
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Default HDD partitions on Dell Inspiron 3551 laptop

I got a brand new dell inspiron 15 3551 with ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. 3,7GB RAM, Intel Celeron CPU N2840 2´16 GHz x2, Graf. Intel Bay Trail, HDD 500GB. It comes with the following disc partitions; ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installing on MacBook Pro 6,2?

I installed Ubuntu Trusty Tahr(14.04) on my MacBook Pro 6,2. But, after installing all the updates, and restarting, I can't boot anymore. I installed The rEFInd Boot Manager, on my MacBook. At boot ...
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Why does Ubuntu gets stuck on the loading screen?

I've been experiencing many problem lately since I fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my SONY VAIO VPCEH with Windows 7 previously installed. Sometimes when I try to boot Ubuntu, it gets stuck at ...
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Install Ubuntu Mate on Raid 1

I wanna install ubuntu mate desktop 14.04 LTS on Raid 1 - preferably with LVM and Encryption. tha farthest i got so far is. booting live system installing mdadm, creating a raid starting ...
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What should I do as apt-get wants to remove grub-efi-amd64-signed

I'm on 15.04 and latest upgrade shows grub-efi-amd64-signed as "to be removed" (along with upgrading grub-common, grub-efi-amd64, grub-efi-amd64-bin and grub2-common) I'm using EFI secure boot, so I ...
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Why doesn't the bootable USB show up in the BIOS?

I followed all the instructions on the Ubuntu website as to how to install Ubuntu using a bootable USB. I got the linux pendrive thing, formatted the USB, and have nothing on it besides what was put ...
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MSI GS70 reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media

I just bought an MSI GS70 and I wanted to install Ubuntu from a Live USB. As suggested by other posts, I switched the boot mode to Legacy and after that the only thing that happens when I start up my ...
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i am getting the message “serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /”

I have installed ubuntu from a 'power iso' application on my windows 7 laptop. I recently updated my ubuntu version from 13.10 to 14.04...after all the downloading was done i was finally asked to ...
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Ubuntu won't boot without install CD

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu on to a laptop that I have. The laptop originally had Windows 7 installed on it but I'd like to completely get rid of that and replace it with Ubuntu. I made an ...
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Ubuntu installation VS UEFI on Dell XPS 13 9343

I have heard that there are problems with Ubuntu on the Dell XPS 13 9343, however - I cannot even make the boot menu pop-up when booting from an installation pendrive (lastest Ubuntu, lastest ...
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Boot loader chooses OS with right arrow

There are several times I want to choose the last listed OS in the list, but I accidentally hit the right arrow and (to my big disappointment) it behaves just like I have clicked enter. Is this a bug ...
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need initfamfs modules. 15.04 [duplicate]

is anything else supposed to be here? I am using Ubuntu gnome and my keyboard is unresponsive for encryption password. Do I need any more modules, and if so where do I add them. # List of modules ...
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where do i add modules to initramfs? 15.04 [duplicate]

I need to add these modules because my usb keyboard is not working when I try to type my encrypted password. usbcore uhci_hcd ehci_hcd usbhid I guess I need to add these to ...
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Problem in installation with ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1, dual boot

I installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1 and it doesn't boot in windows now. grub-repair shows the following error: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11794084/
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Problem when booting Ubuntu - Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery

When starting Ubuntu I get an error message that says: An error occurred while mounting /windows. Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery. Searching the internet I saw that I should open ...
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Everything except GUI is black

Since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, I have many problems on it (that I don't have on Debian 8) Indeed, when I switch to TTY with CTRL + ALT + F(1-6), I get a black screen, same problem when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootable without pen drive

I have a HP Free Dos laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the bootable OS. Hence, I created a USB stick as Ubuntu installer. When I plugged in the USB stick, i got a few options like "Try ...
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How can I delete all the partitions and start afresh?

Owing to bad planning and lack of foresight, I messed up primary/logical partitions on my new 1TB HDD. I need a dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, and one 100gb unallocated space just sits there in the ...
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Stuck booting in emergency mode after trying to read bad HDD. What happened?

I tried to read a corrupted Windows hard drive on Ubuntu 15.04. I got an error saying the drive was in hibernation and that I should open it as read-only. Being a n00b, I didn't know what to do, so ...
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Error Booting to Windows after removing Ubuntu

I wanted to remove Ubuntu to reorganize my hard disk, I deleted Ubuntu partition then I run this command in Windows repair "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" but when my Laptop boots it shows a screen says ...
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Installing Ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS 32-bit from CD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a server that i got. So i burn Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on a CD (It's a pretty old server) but when it boots i get nothing but this "- flashing" I tried two different ...
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Win 7 on HDD and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

new machine, 258G SSD, 500G HDD. Main purpose of the machine is for data analysis, and Ubuntu is my preferred OS. Nonetheless, there are times when I need to use Microsoft Excel, therefore I do need ...
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How to add windows 8 to Grub 2 [duplicate]

Ok, my computer has windows 8 preinstalled, i wanted to have dual-boot so i tried to add ubuntu in the easyBCD, now i cant boot to windows and in grub2 only ubuntu appears. I ran the boot repair and ...
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Access Encrypted Home Folder

Something happened to my laptop recently and whenever I booted it up, it freezes and my cap locks button blinks. I did a little googling on this and it appears that it is caused due to a kernel panic. ...
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How do I get passed the “MBR-helper missing” error message in installation?

I'm entirely new to Linux/Ubuntu so please bear with me. I currently have Windows 7 32Bit and wanted to install Ubuntu. I used the installation off the website and copied it onto my bootable USB. As ...
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Can't burn image to SD card

I have a problem burning images to my SD card. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP Pavilion g6. When I plug my 8gb SD card into the laptop's internal SD card reader it shows up in the dock and I can ...
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How do use Ubuntu to recover a hard drive [closed]

I'm trying to recover data from an old laptop ATA hard drive and heard that Ubuntu is good for doing this. I have bought a ATA to SATA converter to connect the old hard drive to a PC and made a ...
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How can I create a bootable iso from an extracted Ubuntu 13.04 iso?

I have an extracted copy of Ubuntu 13.04 iso (live CD), but if I burn it directly it will not boot. Is there any way to create a bootable iso so that I can burn it to a DVD or USB flash drive? I ...
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Clearing Discs With Ubuntu & Windows to Install Ubuntu Only

If you look at a recent post I had some trouble with partitions. I messed up a couple of things and now I am extremely annoyed at my poor installation of Ubuntu. When I go to boot options I have two ...
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Black screen with white underscore not starting and no option for reboot [duplicate]

After installation from bootable USB it worked well, but when restarted after some time,this black screen occured. Any fixes for this? And the purple screen also doesn't come. It only stops at the ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on an Macbook pro intel

How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 from an USB drive on a Macbook pro intel
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can i hardware raid 0 windows 10 alongside ubuntu?

I am new to Linux. I would like to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 when it comes out next month. I game on my pc, and am using two Intel 480GB SSD's in RAID-0. (motherboard raid) yet Ubuntu ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu (Elementary Freya) [closed]

I wanted to try out Linux so I installed Elementary OS Freya (which is apparently an Ubuntu fork) following these instructions, but I lost the ability to boot into Windows now as it doesn't show up in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Second Hard Drive - Mounting But Not Recognized - NEWBIE

I'm very new to Ubuntu, read and tried a bunch of the self help articles, but no luck. I have a second hard drive named 'Second' with a folder named 'TVShows' in it that I would like mounted in my ...
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Windows gone and ubuntu not working [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and i installed correctly by creating partitions and the laptop finally says restart to use ubuntu but when i do , it agains diplays a gnu grub version showing ...
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ubuntu installation but not working

i installed Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 but now when i open my laptop it says "The system is running in low-graphics mode" and when i presss enter it prompts What would you like to do run in low ...
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Backup live server, migrate to new hard drive (simulating recovery from hard drive failure)

Goal: to take image of live system, transfer to new drive (from MBR, to GPT), separate /boot from / partition, and not have to go through tedious system re-install and re-configure from fresh. ...
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Black screen when trying to install ubuntu 13.10

I am in need of some help. It has been 2 weeks since I bought my first ever windows laptop with the aim of replacing windows but I have been unsuccessful. The hardware is as follows : Asus 15' F550D ...
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VBOX on ubuntu Could not read from Boot Medium! System Halted Error

im using virtual box on ubuntu . and win xp as a guest i facing a problem im getting "Could not read from Boot Medium! System Halted Error" here is a pic of my vb settings for that vmacine i had ...
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Why won't my Dell desktop computer boot with my usb properly?

everytime I try to boot up with usb to try to install it comes up with a distorted ubuntu desktop with a thick black line going through it! How do I make it work! I just got the PC and I don't know ...
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Bootable Ubuntu USB Stick just not possible on Macbook [closed]

In case someone else attempts this they should not try any of the following routes when attempting to make a bootable installation or live ubuntu CD. Basically, nothing works and Ubuntu should ...
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Windowse/Ubuntu dual-boot disk separation

I have a HDD and an SSD. I have a win8 and Ubuntu in two separate partitions on my SSD. First win8 has been installed and then Ubuntu. Boot-loader grub comes up and I can select my OS. Now, I feel ...
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getting issue when booting system in Ubuntu 14 in laptop

I am getting these kind of errors when booting system: READ FPDMA QUEUED (DRDY ERR) READ DMA EXT What I need to do for this? Is this HDD issue? I should replace it with new HDD?
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grub(violet screen) did'nt apppear

previously i had windows 7 and windows xp.I formatted the drive containing windows xp .i installed ubuntu 15.04 through USB and allocated the previously formatted drive to it.ubuntu installed ...