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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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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Inaccessable Ubuntu Partition

I am having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu installation, I am a Linux Noob so please excuse me. I installed Ubuntu, disabled fast boot, partitioned the disk removing the pre-installed Windows 8. It ...
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Can not support a full graphical boot with 14.04 LTS

What could be the difference between a standard booting and to do it with recovery mode/resume sequence? In my case, if I do it in the standard mode, the computer boots but freezes after a while when ...
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How to fix start up errors post upgrade to 15.04 Vivid Vervet from 14.10

My upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 Vivid went extremely well but upon reboot I got a new start up error. /sse/media not found, /ssf/media not found, and so on to /ssg, /ssh, /ssi and more. The machine ...
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USB bootable windows iso with unetbootin494

as the title says, I'm trying to make a bootable win7 USB drive using unetbootin494, i downloaded the file, made it executable from properties, but when i double click nothing happens, i tried ...
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How to boot from my old ssd

i wanted to try ubuntu, and made a bootable Memory stick and the ubuntu installer and try ubuntu works just fine. But now ubuntu or something overrides my macs boot menu and I do not know how to get ...
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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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UNetBootin and Partition Wizard

I'm trying to burn ISO to my 4GB Usb drive because i set boot partition as active I can't find this option in GParted. I have set in BIOS to boot up from usb but it says No Operating System Found when ...
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Have to CTRL+ALT+DEL to get GRUB menu HP Pavilion ze2000 Ubuntu 12.10

I've got a HP Pavilion ze2000 with a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 and after I got my wireless working, (12.10 HP Pavilion ze2000 wireless doesn't work) I'm ready to tackle this GRUB menu issue. ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 - No grub screen. Need to Ctrl Alt Del to reach grub

Turning the machine on or rebooting leads to a black screen right after the brand logo (Acer) splash screen. Nothing happens until I hit Ctrl+Alt+Del, which kind of reboots but shows the grub menu. At ...
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ubuntu can not boot after suspend

If I suspended ubuntu, it can be waked up and works well. But I can't restart it, there would be a black screen with a cursor blinking. If I insert the live-usb and reboot with it, then try ubuntu, ...
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Installing Grub on a cloned SSD with W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

First af all sorry if its to obvious but i'm a newbie. I have a regular hard drive with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 currently using grub as bootloader and I want to replace the HD with a smaller ...
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My /boot is almost full [duplicate]

It seems like this is not the same for every one. I don't want to mess it up so it will not boot. I think this will help to show others what I have and what I should do: :~# df -h Filesystem ...
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Dual booting machines

Is it possible to run a dual boot machine by installing Windows on one hard drive in the machine, and installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive inside the machine?
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Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs)

I downloaded 12.04.1 and md5 sum checked them and everything is good. Made a live usb and booted up... Just gets to where its about to start with the purple ubuntu loading screen then it goes back ...
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PXE Boot Recent Ubuntu Live CDs

I've been having trouble with recent Ubuntu live CDs trying to boot off of them via PXE. My ultimate goal is to rebuild an old Ubuntu 9.04 diskless box using the newer Ubuntu 12.04.4 build. When ...
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Kubuntu does not start after rebooting following an upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 [duplicate]

I am a new Kubuntu user who's had difficulties when trying to upgrade Kubuntu. After upgrading Kubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10 and restarting, my computer boots to a black screen and does not start. ...
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Different linux OS on particular hdd [closed]

Have Adaptec RAID controller. There're 4 hdds on it. Existed Centos 5.10 on: /dev/sda1 - /boot ext3 /dev/sda2 - LVM I decided to migrate to Centos 7 and installed It on: /dev/sdd1 - /boot XFS ...
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How to get back windows loader, or boot from ubuntu

Well, I have windows 7, I installed ubuntu using usb, but I missed up, so I deleted, But I loved ubuntu and I want it back. The first time when I had to boot from usb I had a nice windows boot ...
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Macbook Pro 13 inch (2013 Haswell Retina) - Unable to Install Ubuntu 14.04

I just tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro (2013 Haswell Retina) laptop and it doesn't work. I'm using the rEFInd bootloader and I've been able to load the live CD and run Ubuntu without ...
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ubuntu 14.04 only boots in recovery mode

I have the same problem in my Ubuntu desktop, then if I change the X.Org X server-Nouveau driver for the NVIDIA one, the display crashes next reboot (even in recovery mode) so only reinstall option ...
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errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home

I'm having a problem with booting into my Ubuntu computer. The screen stuck at boot with the message errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home. After that, I enter the command ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after installation

I have a Vaio Pro and had Ubuntu 13.10 with EFI boot on it which worked fine until I did something wrong. What I did: reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 run boot-repair create the ...
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lubuntu 14.10 live usb black screen with blinking cursor [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 14.10 alongside my windows xp. when I select "try lubuntu without installing" or "Install Lubuntu" i get a black screen with a blinking cursor at the upper left corner. ...
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Problem upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

I just bought a new laptop which came with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I had read a little about Ubuntu in school and was excited to try it out, but I soon found that my previous knowledge was highly wanting. ...
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Can't reinstall ubuntu

I can't boot Ubuntu 14.04 through USB bootable after I deleted the installed Ubuntu partition from the hard drive, the Grub is still exist in my EFI partition which I can't able to access and delete ...
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Lubuntu refuses to boot from HDD despite numerous tries with boot-repair [duplicate]

I remember problems setting up my Lubuntu with UEFI/Legacy boot mode. That was more than a year ago and the system worked fine - until now. For whatever reason, it refuses to boot again. I went ...
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Device for boot loader installation via USB

Hello all you Linux'ers. I have used Ubuntu before, and really enjoyed using it, but it was set up by a friend of mine in the computer science department of our university, and we were making a ...
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Laptop directly boots into elementary [closed]

i have installed elementary os(luna) into my laptop with windows 8.1 as a dual boot.Every thing is working fine but elementary is directly booting when the system is powered.no grub,no boot options.i ...
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How to improve Ubuntu 14.04 LTS boot time on a laptop?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my lenevo G505S laptop. As it, there are many complaints of this laptop not being able to handle ubuntu properly. I have some of mine. Every time I turn on my ...
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Black screen booting any Ubuntu x86/x64 on Acer Aspire 5749

I need to install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my Aspire 5749. However, my machine cannot boot from any Linux USB. This is NOT a USB problem, as the USBs work with different OSes and on different machines. ...
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Boot via recovery still works

As of yersterday I can only boot my 14.04 via recovery mode and then proceed with a normal boot. If I boot directly it hangs. Any suggestion where I should start my search?
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How Do I Fix This Boot Issue [closed]

I got elementary OS on a netbook, but elementary OS was too slow. Therefore, I installed the Kubuntu desktop theme because I thought it would be more light weight. Unfortunately, the keyboard layout ...
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Error saying “unable to update ICE authority” while booting

I often get an error saying unable to update ICE authority. Is there a way out of this?
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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 ...
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install windows 7 from linux 12.10 [closed]

im trying to reinstall windows 7 I cant get the cd to read in when I turn it back on, or restart help
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System D services Disabled on Boot list Ubuntu 14.10

I'm still a noob in many ways, but I have been running a Ubuntu home server in various forms for the last two years. Mostly just for my own education, so experimentation and exploration usually guide ...
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No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found Advent

I have downloaded Unbuntu 14.04.2 on my Advent 7204 (I know it's old) I have 2GB ram,I've downloaded Ubuntu and made it as a bootable USB using every application I can, and it still comes up with ...
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How do I open the boot menu?

I want to uninstall 12.04 and install Ubuntu 13.04 instead. When I was installing Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 opened the boot menu F12. I have read that on Ubuntu to enter the boot menu I have to ...
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Proper way to install ubuntu alongside window 8.1 [closed]

I am first time user. I have created a partition on my OptiPlex 9020 dell desktop for ubuntu, now I want to install ubuntu alongside window 8.1. I have created a ubuntu DVD, please elaborated the ...
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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Increase boot space [duplicate]

How can I increase boot space so that I can install updates? I already tried the basic sudo apt-get clean; as well as autoclean, and purge. However, I still lack space to install updates.
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Boot into Ubuntu from Android Tablet with Live USB Drive

I have an Android ASUS Slider tablet. I have successfully installed UBUNTU to an 8GB thumb drive. I would like to boot into the thumb drive the same way I do with a windows system except I would like ...
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Grub install failing trying to dual boot on XPS 13 (2015)

I just purchased a new Dell XPS 13 from the Microsoft Store and installed Ubuntu on it. It seemed to work fine with a few issues that appeared to be resolvable with the last bios update. I performed ...
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How to fix Grub Error: Filesystem Unknown? [closed]

Techinical Portion: Brand of Computer: Acer Model: ASPIRE 7551-3464 OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, Kali Linux Alright, so this is what's been happening lately. I've taken the liberty of installing ...
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Computer won't boot after clean install of ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I just rebuilt my HTPC with an ASRock AM1H-ITX mobo, an AMD 5350 APU, a stick of Crucial Ballistix 1600 8GB DDR3 RAM and a Crucial BX100 250 GB SSD. I decided to try Ubuntu 14.04 as my stand alone OS. ...
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Ran apt-get clean now I can't boot

This may a bit of a long story, but there were a lot of parts and i'm not sure what exactly caused my problem so please hang in there :) So i was having trouble with running out of space when trying ...
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Remove Grub menu after Dual Booting

I had dual booted my Acer Aspire V with Ubuntu 14 recently to try it out. I followed guides online on how to remove it from my computer. First I deleted the Ubuntu partitions then used a flash drive ...
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Cannot get Live CD or Live USB to boot

I'm using a MSI GT70 laptop (Core i7 4700 MQ, NVidia GTX 770M) and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it, or at the very least get something that works. Every time I try and boot from it, regardless of ...