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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Blank screen while Ubuntu Boot on acer 4738z laptop

Hi i just install latest version of ubuntu on my test laptop before installing it on my main laptop.. my test laptop is acer aspiron 4738z. it run on Intel Pentium P6100, 2Ghz dual core with 3Gb ddr3 ...
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Install failed, can't boot [on hold]

I tried to install lubuntu on my computer from a usb stick but it failed for some reason and said it can't send report for some reason. Now when I turn on my computer it doesn't find anything to boot ...
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Two GRUB instances after BIOS update and Windows 10 reinstall

I've setup a dual-boot of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 10 successfully. I've been able to use both for months without any issues. I recently got various problems with my Windows 10 so I decided to ...
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file error /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod trying to repair boot, live dvd install probleml

I have seen that there are a lot of threads about this problem. I had Windows 8 installed on my series 3 samsung i5 computer and I tried to install ubuntu 13.04. This is what I did: Because of the ...
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Boot failed: could not read the boot disk

i have a next problem, after starting xen through: username@username-hp:~$ sudo xl create /etc/xen/lv-vm-w10.cfg in QEMU see the next text: My configurations files lv-vm-w10.cfg # ===========...
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Ubuntu won't boot on asus gl552vw

Few days ago I bought a new laptop, the asus gl552vw-dm149 with the following specs: Processor: i5-6300hq Graphic card: nvidia gtx 960m Ram: 12GB ddr4 2133Mhz SO: Windows 10 When I try to boot ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8/ Ubuntu 16.04 Grub Issues

I recently had to re-install Ubuntu because it would not boot after some software changes. To install from a Live USB I had to change from UEFI mode to CSM. After reinstalling, the Grub menu does not ...
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How can I get rid of “scanning for btrfs filesystems” at start-up?

When I start up my computer, it says: "scanning for btrfs filesystems". I do need the btrfs-tools, but my btrfs filesystems are on a removable disk which is disconnected at start-up. Scanning for ...
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Unable to free space on /boot

I have no more space on /boot because of too many installed kernels. So I'm trying to remove old kernel versions but getting an error: $ sudo apt-get purge linux-headers-3.13.0-86 Reading package ...
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how do I boot from the 100 GB SSD and run large programs in the 1 TB HDD?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTE installed on my 1TB HDD, I cant find any step by step information on how to change it so the computer boots from the 100 GB SSD while still using the 1 TB HDD for larger ...
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Dual boot Install of Trusty Ubuntu on an HP with Windows 8 (64 bit) pre-installed (UEFI supported)

Yes, I have read, many times, "Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)," and I have read the "UEFI" piece with the subtitle "Installing Ubuntu Quickly and ...
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Stop mounting of folders in /mnt

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, and now my system takes almost 5 minutes to boot (before upgrading it was <10 seconds). I ran systemd-analyze blame to see what was taking it so long, and it ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 slow boot issue

It takes around 7-8 minutes to boot. Please check following output: $ systemd-analyze blame 7min 34.482s gpu-manager.service 7min 19.308s plymouth-quit-wait.service 19.884s mysql.service 15....
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Disadvantages to running Ubuntu from a USB stick or SD card?

I'm buying a cheap barbone mini PC and I'm looking for a way to get around buying a SSD for it. I have a quality USB 3.0 stick here with 128GB which I'm not using atm. The PC also has USB 3.0. It also ...
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recover data from device that requires a DRM key

I have an ancient Linux box, that has a specialty program on it. the PC has faulted recently, and I'm not sure that I can repair the hardware. The bios loads an encryption key from a separate USB DRM ...
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Pc won't boot after installing ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu from a usb disk and it works fine. After restarting my netbook dell inspiron it went to grub and i selected ubuntu and then i Got this on the screen and wont continue /dev/sda1:...
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Trackpad not working on SP3 with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Dual booted Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (bought a USB stick from the Ubuntu website) to a Surface Pro 3 and everything works great except it is not responding the trackpad on the typecover. Using the USB stick ...
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What are /dev/mmcblk0boot0 mmcblk0rpmb

I accidentally zeroed out some block devices which are not the paritions showing up in GParted? What do these do? This device is eMMC disk, an analog of SSD. Not external SD card. /dev/mmcblk0boot0 /...
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Fresh Installation of 16.04 and everything seems broken

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a self-built new machine (single boot). I have been using 14.04 on a different machine for about 2 years without ever having any problems. Since I need to do some ...
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System failure during aptitude upgrade resulted in broken package: No such file or directory: '/usr/lib/python3.5/distutils/filelist.py'

My system was upgrading when an error ocurried and it rebooted. Once I got into busybox, I had to run fsck /dev/sda1 and confirm each correction. So far, so good. When I got Ubuntu back, I tried to ...
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Bootup Error: ---[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknow-block(0,0)

Previously, I have execute the following 3 commands. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade However, I cannot bootup my laptop after the restart. Whatever I try to ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: fatal exception in interrupt

There are a lot of posts on this, but I haven't found an answer yet. This happens to me very occasionally, I'd say every two months or so, on a machine that boots automatically ~ 2x/day (it's a ...
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Ok…so i recently put peppermint 7 on my pc [closed]

Everything was working as it should. I've been using it now for over a month. I turned it on today to find that it couldn't boot. It says "failure reading sector 0x802 on hd0" this is a pretty new ...
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Installation Problem 16.04LTS [duplicate]

So, I went through the installation of 16.04LTS after having erased and overwritten 14.04LTS. It went through the entire installation, restarted and ejected the ISO DVD. After a few minutes of disk ...
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Ubuntu 16. Startup finished in 1min 32.747s (kernel)

From plot.html that I created using systemd-analyze plot > plot.html, here is I got: Startup finished in 1min 32.747s (kernel) + 18.861s (userspace) = 1min 51.609s Ubuntu 16.04 LTS MyName (Linux 4.4....
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Emergency mode after fail mounting windows partition

It happened after I formatted (from ubuntu) the windows partition, using file system ntfs. Now only boots in emergency mode. The log throws two errors: [drm:intel_set_pch_fifo_underrun_reporting [...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I had a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 ultimate. Windows 7 got corrupted so I had to reinstall Windows 7. When I had the system dual booting when Windows wasn't corrupted, it used to ask ...
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Stuck on BIOS splash screen (Dell manufacturer logo) [on hold]

My computer always gets stuck during boot at this screen: Is this a problem of Ubuntu or the computer itself and how can I fix it?
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How to reorder operating systems in GRUB?

How can I rearrange the operating systems installed on my computer in GRUB? I have Windows 10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Kubuntu 15.10. It prioritizes Kubuntu, with Ubuntu second, and Windows last. How ...
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Failure when booting Ubuntu Live USB on Windows 7

When I try to boot an Ubuntu Live USB on my new computer (with Windows 7), it will allow me to select the language, but then it freezes. Then when I forcibly shut it down and restart, my computer ...
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Q: Raid1 not booting after new hard drive installed

On my Ubuntu server I had a disk failure. The new hard drive was quickly installed by the hoster's technicians. Then I followed the instructions on their page to integrate the new disk into the raid. ...
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Unable to log into my desktop with correct password

I'm unable to log into my desktop for ubuntu. When I'm in my BIOS, it says Ubuntu is installed on my 500 GB SSD when it's installed on my 250 GB SSD. When I do fdisk -l it shows that my partitions ...
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Restore EFI from Windows after Windows 10 upgade broke boot list?

I updated to Windows 10 late July, and it deleted all of the boot entries on my computer. I was able to find the correct Windows boot efi file, and added the option to boot, but I could not find the ...
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How to install Ubuntu on computer with 2 SATA SSD's Raid0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my computer that has 2 SATA SSDs linked by Raid0. I can't install it regularly (i.e. 'Install Ubuntu' while booting from the ISO) becuase the installer freezes or ...
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debconf uefi disabling almost breaks system

I am using Lubuntu 14.04 and use the graphical update manager to keep my system up to date. Today I was installing a bunch of updates, when a window appeard that told me, that a tool named "debconf" ...
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Slow boot after update, XHCI_HCD problems

I updated to 16.04 the other day and my boot time has gotten really slow. I am dual booting on a Macbook Pro using rEFInd. Judging from the dmesg output I think this is a problem with the xhci_hcd ...
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Problems UEFI booting after software update

I have an Acer Extensa 2511 where I installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04 (Windows is not installed) Today, after a software update (which required a reboot), the reboot failed. I ran boot-repair. After that, ...
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Install grub for different OS on different HDD

I have a new system with me and two HDDs from my previous system. Simply put, I have sda with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and sdb for additional storage. I upgraded Ubuntu to 16.04 LTS and wanted ...
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Ubuntu install deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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LMDE 2 boots to black screen but if I choose 'systemd' it loads normal [closed]

I made the unfortunate mistake of copying and pasting some stuff and now LMDE boots to a black screen. However, if I interrupt the boot process and choose the option with (systemd) at the end, it ...
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How do I install (to dual-boot) Ubuntu on this UEFI MSI GE40 2OC-218USK laptop?

I have a GE40 2OC-218USK laptop. I am trying to repartition the hard drive to have it dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. Nothing but endless problems. I've been progressively turning more and more ...
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I can't boot Ubuntu from DVD [on hold]

I can not boot ubuntu DVD, I skip the "OUT OF RANGE" error there any solution for this? I can install ubuntu from W10?
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After installing Ubuntu, nothing happens

I just installed Ubuntu, and it asked for me to restart the computer, so I did it(Yes, I did put it to boot on HD). After the computer turns on, nothing happens. It's just a black screen, with "_" ...
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I cannot boot into windows 7 after installing ubuntu. BIOS-Boot partition error [duplicate]

I've been scratching my head for hours, and am completely lost. I have ubuntu installed on a separate drive, and 5 other drives I use with windows 7. I ran Boot-Repair with "Recommended Repair" and ...
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Slow Boot 14.04

I updated to 4.3.0-040300 kernel to get my wifi working but now booting takes much much longer. I'm using a lenovo thinkpad yoga 460, booting from an external hardrive via usb port and I've deleted ...
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Restore Windows 7 MBR with GRUB2 [closed]

On my computer i had dual boot Windows 7 (on HDD 1) and Linux Mint (on SSD). I bought a new computer with another Windows 7 preinstalled on a new harddrive (HDD 2). Then i added my linux disk (SSD) ...
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Can't login after update 14.04 Secure Boot

After applying an update I'm not able to login in graphics mode. The last update ask me about Secure Boot. Now I can only login in command line mode. In graphics mode it keeps me asking the password ...
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Create USB installer to install Ubuntu from the command line?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB image to install Ubuntu on a new computer. I have done this before following the "create USB drive" instructions for Ubuntu desktop, but I don't have an Ubuntu ...
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Failed to boot after installing Tuxonice

I wanted to enable hibernate mode on ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Lenovo laptop and i followed this > http://askubuntu.com/a/763516/562389. And i also changed ResultActive=no to ResultActive=yes for [...
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Grub2 on LVM: How can I switch between alternate root LVs?

I have a working setup of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (precise) installed on a LVM Volume (/dev/vg0/root). /boot is on the same LV, and Grub2 boots nicely from it using its own raid/lvm/xfs modules. Great ...