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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Problem with NVIDIA drivers and encrypted partition (dual boot)

I'm trying to install Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 but I have problems when I boot up. My machine has 2 SSDs: First one with Windows 10 Second one with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (on which I boot) ...
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How do I recover 14.04 from “no root file system is defined” while upgrading to 16.04?

This is a problem. I tried to upgrade from 14.04.03 LTS to 16.04 LTS without backing up. (Sorry, my backup drive was full and I didn't know how to restore it.) I used a DVD to upgrade it, and ...
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Unity not loading after uninstalling kubuntu

I installed kubuntu to see what its like, hated it and wanted to go back to unity. So i uninstalled it. The problem now is that I dont seem to get unity running. Booting always hangs at a list with ...
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Boot Manager missing HELP! [on hold]

Trying to try out ubuntu 16.04. I'm not trying to dual boot. I'm trying to install it on another hard drive. I have the iso file copied onto a DVD drive. When I go to boot from my dvd drive the grub ...
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The disk drive for XY is not ready yet or not present

At first I'd like to clarify, how I got to this messages. I wanted to create a system disk image (120GB SSD) to disk for data / backups (750GB HDD), so I created live USB, booted and run a command for ...
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Problems with on Dell i7559 [on hold]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell i7559 laptop and have encountered the following errors: The computer can not detect any wireless networks at all. It is not a hardware problem, because I ...
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16.04 freezes shortly on purple screen

System Spec: Self build PC, AMD 64 bit, NVidia GTX 970 (using the NVidia binary driver - version 367.27 from nvidia-367), fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. Whenever I boot Ubuntu the purple screen is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 takes excessive Boot Time

Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit is taking excessive Boot Time i.e. 30 sec. I used "systemd-analyze" command in Terminal and this is the result: Startup finished in 9.000s (kernel) + 21.111s (userspace) = 30....
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Can't boot into Windows, Xubuntu boots with error — Xubuntu 16.04 dual-boot (UEFI, Secure boot), Windows 10

I installed Xubuntu 16.04 from a Live USB onto a system containing Windows 10. Grub offers me the choice of booting into Xubuntu or Windows, as expected. As long as I started only Xubuntu, this ...
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Unable to boot Raspberry pi 2 using Ubuntu Mate 16.04

Need some help booting Raspberry-Pi 2 using Ubuntu Mate 16.04. I tried flashing the memory stick from my windows system with exact procedure (unzipping the xz file with 7Zip and use win32DiskImager to ...
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16.04 system booting to emergency mode. journalctl attached

here is a link to the output of journalctl -xb https://gist.github.com/willrun4fun/714df68b5a38b56dceda4dc86cc92c30 system was running fine. Restarted and got this. EDIT: Intel NUC 5i5ryh running ...
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How to create Win7 bootable usb from within Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I know this has been asked before but the majority of the answers given seem to be a bit out of date. I've tried the gnome disk utility, after reading somewhere in here that it might be as simple as ...
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I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10

I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10, everything seemed fine untill the laptop restarted and I got the black command screen saying grub rescue. All ...
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Clean up /boot directory

After an update of my Ubuntu I came to the error, "I cannot update since /boot is full". The thing is, that when I compared the results of the two following commands $dpkg --list 'linux-image*', $...
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How do I boot Ubuntu from my usb flash drive?

I have been using Windows 7 Home Basic for years, and now I'm bored and my PC is getting slower by the day. So I decided to try Ubuntu. I formatted an 8GB Transcend USB Flash drive and put Ubuntu in ...
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“Windows failed to start” while trying to install Windows 7 on a ubuntu machine [duplicate]

So i recently moved to Ubuntu erasing all the stuff i had before, but i decided to go back to Windows, but whenever i try to boot up the USB stick i get this error Windows failed to start. A recent ...
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ubuntu 16.04 + GTX 1070 causes black screen after choosing ubuntu on grub

Problem: I have a dual boot of Ubuntu and windows on my desktop and I have recently encountered a problem. I installed my GTX 1070 into my desktop and installed the nvidia drivers and everything has ...
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Grub doesn't load despite many reinstalls and boot-repair

Grub simply won't load. this is my boot-repair URL: paste2.org/YPht4Hez Could someone please say if they see anything wrong? Problem description: It's a simple setup. One HD, several linux ...
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/boot/map~ OK to delete when /boot/map does not exist?

I know that files that end with a tilde(~) are OK to delete because they are backups. However, I found /boot/map~, when /boot/map does not exist. Can I delete this? It is 117761 bytes (118 kilobytes), ...
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Ubuntu shuts down on suspend?

I have ASUS GL552VW laptop with nvidia graphics card and driver nvidia-361 on uefi. Now the problem I am facing is , whenever the computer suspends(Either by clicking manually , or from a long idle ) ...
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Run a semi-permanent Ubuntu from a USB for Trial

I tried to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my HP Laptop. Worked out ok. Booted. Had to tap F9 while booting to choose Ubuntu. And for some reason there was 2 versions... both seemed to lead to ...
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Hide TTY1 login when using no “quiet splash” as GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT

I want to see the boot messages when starting Ubuntu, so I edited /etc/default/grub and removed the `quiet splash setting: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" But now after those messages and before ...
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How to format a USB stick who have write protection error

I have a USB stick wich suddenly, when I was copying some files gave me a write protection error. Since then I can use it only to read files, not to write(but in Ubuntu it works to create a new file ...
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Unity Settings Deamon crash in 16.04 every time after boot

Each and every time I boot Ubuntu 16.04 the Ubuntu experienced an internal error window comes up. This is a fresh install of Ubuntu on a selfbuild machine (AMD / 64bit). The error pops up every time ...
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Slow boot - “a start job is running for dev-disk-by…”

I don't recall when the issue started to occur but it's likely when I moved my VMWare Ubuntu image to an external SSD so that I can use the OS on any of my PCs. There aren't many links on Google about ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 shutdown issue

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 OS. I had an issue while shutting down the system. It restarts and I have to do a forced shutdown by pressing and holding the power button. I have also searched on the ...
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How to enable degraded RAID1 boot in 16.04LTS?

In previous ubuntu versions, adding BOOT_DEGRADED=true to /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/mdadm allowed the system to automatically boot when the root filesystem is on a degraded array. This no longer ...
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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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Doesn't start up properly after upgrade

I cannot enter my desktop after an update last night. I realize that they was add another release version(lines) in the GRUB. How can I fix the problem? should I run update again using recovery mode? ...
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Problem booting OS from a pen drive [closed]

i am here with a problem that isn't of ubuntu, and i know this isn't the best site to talk about another OS but i think you could help me with this problem, because i believe this can happen too with ...
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Booting Android with GRUB, but how?

I have a small problem. I have seven partitions: Device Boot Begin End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 206848 219013119 109403136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT <-- ...
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Downgrading to Ubuntu 14.04: grub-efi-amd64-signed package failed to install into /target/

I had originally installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a brand new machine but after realizing that nVidia CUDA toolkit is not yet available I decided to downgrade to the previous LTS release. I did this by ...
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Unable to access Ubuntu after Windows install, reinstall grub fails

So after installing windows 10, it overrode grub and now Ubuntu is inaccessible. In the past, trying Ubuntu without installing it and reinstalling grub there worked, you know, this stuff: sudo add-...
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New laptop (Skylake) cannot boot Xubuntu even with boot parameters

I recently bought a new laptop and I would love to install Xubuntu 15.10 next to the current Windows 10 installation. The laptop I bought is a the ASUS ROG GL552VW-CN104T. The CPU of this laptop is ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 10 while keeping my dual boot? [closed]

My Windows has been acting up a lot lately and I want to reinstall it. However, I also want to keep my dual boot. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 64bit. I saw the thread about ...
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Unable to Start any OS after installing Ubuntu to external harddrive

I recently installed Ubuntu to an external hard drive. Ive got Windows 10 installed in my internal drive. After restarting I can not chose any OS, neither Windows or Ubuntu are bring started. Instead ...
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Random freezes at bootup, plus issues with power management on an Asus X556UJ (F556U series)

I just bought a new Asus F556U series laptop that dmidecode identifies as X556UJ. System Information Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Product Name: X556UJ Version: 1.0 ...
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How to convert multi-catalog Ubuntu ISO image to boot it on Macbook 2,1? [closed]

I was struggling for a long time with installing Linux on my Macbook 2,1 from mid 2007 with no luck. Finally I've managed to install Xubuntu i386 and have tried also Ubuntu 14.10 +mac ISO. Both ...
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Unable to Expand Ubuntu Partition using Gparted Live USB

I have 1TB HDD in which 755 GB is Win 7 and 164 GB is ext4 partition out of which 60 GB has Ubuntu OS on it. A small history: I had dual booted a while ago with windows 7 on my laptop, such that I ...
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Can I safely resize the boot partition?

After installing Ubuntu 16.04, the install procedure laid out my hard drive with the following partitions: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ... /dev/sda2 237M ...
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Do I have to partition and install my Ubuntu on the same HDD/SDD as my Windows OS? [closed]

I have an SSD for my Windows OS, and several other larger drives for archiving stuff. I want to install Ubuntu as a dual boot, so that I can set up a neural network from Github. I won't need to use ...
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installing windows 10 without using an USB or DVD [closed]

I want to install Windows 10 on my laptop, and booting the installation from the hard drive without using a USB or DVD, because I have some problem reading the installation from the USB and I dont ...
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Solved - 15.04 Issue booting

I'm having some boot problems. I'm typing this on my iPad, so I'll have to post links instead of inserting images. As you can see here, I can't boot: I'm unsure as to whether there's an issue ...
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My laptop boots into BIOS after I installed Ubuntu 16.04

I recently bought a ASUS laptop and Windows 10 was pre-installed in it. So I installed Ubuntu and completely erased Windows 10. But after installing Ubuntu my laptop only boots into BIOS . I checked ...
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Ubuntu, plain wallpaper after boot [duplicate]

I encountered the following problem with my Ubuntu machine. When I startup the computer it ends up with showing me the blank wallpaper without any unity menues or desktop icons. However, it is no ...
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How to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04 starting from the netboot image?

I want to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04, starting with the netboot image The install is via preseeded PXE boot. In the preseed I've tried the ubuntu-desktop task: tasksel tasksel/...
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Ubuntu variant Bodhi Linux Unetbootin installed on SSD [closed]

I have accidentally installed Unetbootin with Bodhi:Linux on my SSD on my Asus C300 Chromebook with John Lewis' SeaBIOS (not a Chromebook anymore). So now I can't boot from USB anymore as it sees the ...
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Problem booting Server after doing apt-get update apt-get upgrade

I have only been able to get my server to boot using older kernel and have to be at the machine for startup /reboot to get 14.04. I tried boot-repair here is one text file saved - thought I had ...
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I can't burn the ubuntu iso image

Here it is the k3b log saved: Devices ----------------------- PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16RA 1.16 (/dev/sr0, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL) [DVD-ROM, DVD-R ...
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Kubuntu doesn't work after upgrade to 16.04

I have a new System76 Lemur Laptop. It worked fine for a week. I installed Kubuntu, it worked fine. Then I upgraded to Kubuntu 16.04 LTS and the system doesn't boot fully anymore. The Kubuntu logo ...