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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Symbolic links error while creating Ubuntu UEFI bootable USB

I have tried to create UEFI bootable USB drive within Ubuntu 14.10 (Startup disk creator didn't help nor I am interested in using it.). I have formated USB with FAT32 and GPT. So the only thing left ...
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Grub rescue not working, I don't know how to intall grub from Live USB?

I have recently Updated from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14.4 but while rebooting it is going into the grub rescue screen. I don't know what to do, I tried the steps given for grub rescue using command line ...
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problem with making a bootable usb in ubuntu

I want to make bootable usb to install ubuntu (i have lubuntu) i've tried unetbootin & startup disk creator but when i want to boot the usb it says gfxboot.c32 not found i pressed tab but ...
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Booting flash drive on multiple PCs

I installed Ubuntu GNOME on a 120GB USB 3.0 SSD with the intention of making a portable Linux install (not live) I could boot off of any system. I'm getting kernel panic due to UUID being incorrect ...
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GRUB EFI loader cannot find its config file in /boot

I installed Ubuntu, but when I boot I go straight to Grub rescue command prompt (GNU GRUB version 2.00-19ubuntu2.1). I can get a Grub boot interface by typing: set root=(hd0,5) set ...
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Bash script in terminal on boot

Is there any way to run a .sh script in a terminal window on boot? My computer boots slowly and I want to be able to press the button and leave to save a lot of time. This script is a looping ...
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Change kernel version from command line [duplicate]

Is there a way to reboot with a different kernel version from the command line? I have Ubuntu PXE booted on a VM, and there is no graphical interface, but I need to downgrade the kernel (which is ...
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Booting Into Fresh Install of Ubuntu on Lenovo x120e

Finished installing Ubuntu, in what appears to be a successful installation. However, I cannot boot into it ("No Operating System Found"). After researching, I came across this article that advises ...
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Disable booting of Ubuntu on a stolen PC [duplicate]

I live in a country where home robberies are very common. I have a ubuntu server running at home and want to protect my machine from theft. I thought it would be neat if I had a USB key that I kept in ...
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Cant install ubuntu alongside win 7 (had Win 8)

I have read many many posts and tried to find my problem in one of them some back story, my laptop came with win 8 I re install it with win 7 I allocated some space from win 7 disk manage then run ...
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How do I create a bootable USB on Ubuntu from Hiren's Boot CD ISO for Windows?

Trying to create a Hiren's BootCD on a USB. Not needing anything else such as a dual boot of Ubuntu and Haren or Window's and Haren. All the programs that I can find to complete this either end up ...
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how to debug upstart if it hangs while root is read-only?

I am trying to debug an unsecessful/hung-up system start (upstart) on 14.04.2 LTS. root is an ext4 filesystem in a luks container. filesystems are in clean state. The boot process stops after ...
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Can't install Ubuntu, no suitable graphics mode found

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.2, put it onto a flashdrive, booted from the drive and I am greeted with: No suitable graphics mode found. Booting in blind mode. Needless to say, I can't install. ...
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Computer automatically switches on in the morning

I have a small but annoying problem. For a while my computer has been switching on randomly in the morning around 3:45 AM or so. I have no idea how to fix this, i have checked a lot in the system ...
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Question regarding dual boot (BIOS/UEFI, SSD)

I'm totally new to ubuntu and want to ask some things before diving into it: First off I have an Asrock z77 extreme 4 and 1 SSD with Windows 7 installed. On my second (empty) SSD I want to install ...
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keep looping for searching for HP virtual keyboard during kernel bootstrap but this USB device is always disconnected

During os/kernel bootstraps, there are some errors on init and then keep looping for searching for HP virtual keyboard devices. Any hints or suggestions on how to debug or resolve this error? Please ...
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After dualboot installation, screen stopped working

I had a dualboot working, but needed a fresh install. I went to Windows, wiped the Ubuntu drive. Not the best idea, because I could not boot anymore. So I created a bootable Ubuntu USB and reinstalled ...
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Bootchart and how to optimize boot time

I have spent some time researching how to decrease my boot time. I made several changes to my grub boot parameters. However I could really use some help to understanding what else I could do. I spent ...
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PC is restarting when loading Ubuntu [on hold]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a machine wich is really old , around the year 2002 and every time when it has to load it from usb or cd it restart or block the system. I tried ubuntu 14, 12, 10, 8, ...
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how to get the preloaded services?

I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 by CD , at that time i had no internet connection due to that i am not able to get all the built-in packages. Some of the problems arises like, plug ins required for ...
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Dual Boot-Ubuntu along with Win 7, ubuntu not detecting the partitions on HDD on which Win 7 is currently exist as sole OS

I recently (19.03.2015) purchased Dell Insp 15 3543 (Ubuntu OS). As I wanted to Dual Boot Ubuntu along with Windows 7, I did not complete the Ubuntu installation (Pre-provided with Laptop, & ...
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14.04 update killed gui

R9 280 GPU Ubuntu 14.04 LTS did updates and broke my GUI. No unity no right click. My background on one screen and black on the other. Got an error about couldn't apply monitor settings then followed ...
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Upgrading from USB Stick

I've gotten myself into a sticky situation with my Ubuntu OS. I want to upgrade Ubuntu to the latest release, because my version is about 3 years old. I don't care what info gets deleted from the ...
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elementary OS Freya won't boot [on hold]

I have been doing Linux since last June and I have found my way around it pretty well. But I have been trying to boot elementary OS Freya beta 2 to my windows 8 UEFI laptop, I have tried using ...
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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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Can login but see blank Ubuntu background

My Ubuntu 14.10 x64 has ceased to work. It all started when I started to attempt to use rsync with the new ntfs external hard drive and had multiple crashes mid back up. After one restart, it just ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu completely and install Window 8.1 from USB?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 only but I want to uninstall Ubuntu and install Windows. Should I just do the following or there are some special instructions (i don't want to backup my files)?: ...
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Ubuntu freezes at startup. no key will work at all

I have Ubuntu 14.04 everything has been fine. I was using terminal for little low level things and I closed terminal but it wouldn't open back up. I decided to restart but when trying to restart, ...
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SD Card reader not picking up UUID whilst mounting root

I've put the root of a Trusty install on a flash SD card, which I will eventually configure as read only, using an overlayFS to make some necessary parts writable, such as /etc. I know it might sound ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 won't start with Windows 8 hibernating

I've been trying to start my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 when my Windows is in hibernation mode but it never starts. I receive two kinds of error, sometimes Ubuntu says: SpamAssassim Mail Filter Daemon: ...
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/casper/initrd.lz: read error when booting from live USB

When I try to boot 13.04 from a live USB it immediately goes to an error message that says /casper/initrd.lz: read error @ 21612272 I tried redownloading the iso and putting it on a different ...
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Keep VPS Always On

I have an install of Ubuntu that shuts down after exactly 60 minutes of inactivity. (This is intended.) Is there any way to keep it running something to keep it ok (e.g., a script that keeps ...
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Live not working on newer toshiba satellite

I am trying to get live to work on a Toshiba satellite c75d-b7304. It has an AMD A6 quad core with r4 graphics. It has 4gb of ram. I have made a usb disk from 14.04.2 desktop-amd64 using live ...
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Why there is no 32bit EFI boot available on current ISOs?

I have an old Macbook 3.1 with a broken disk drive. I was going to throw it to the trash when I found EFIs boot great solution which works from USB pendrive. I was able to install Ubuntu 64bits on ...
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tty1 login screen after fresh install of Ubuntu

Trying to install XUbuntu. I'm new to Linux. I have a 32 bit Intel Pentium 4 processor with 2 GB memory on an R 82945 G express family chip set. 80 GB on hard disk. I installed from live CD and chose ...
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Solved-Install Ubuntu on Yoga 2, first windows 8 install

So, I recently just got a Yoga 2, and found this guide to installing ubuntu on it https://datainfer.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/install-ubuntu-on-ideapad-yoga-2-pro/ My question is, In the guide, it ...
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Problems booting Ubuntu, “gave up waiting for root device”

I had very odd things happen after I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 installation to the newer 13.10. I decided to upgrade version by version to avoid losing my configuration. The upgrade from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes while booting with purple screen

Been using Ubuntu unity for about 6 months and decided to give Ubuntu Gnome a try. Unfortunatly didn't like it so decided to return back to unity. Since then I have had loads of touble. My main issue ...
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Install Linux on Mac OS X 10.7.5 HD Partition?

I am having serious problems installing Linux (any flavor) on my 2006 5,2 Intel iMac. I have tried simply burning the .iso to DVD, converting the .iso to .cdr, then burning the .cdr, as well as ...
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What to do about “the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present” for Ubuntu 14.04

kindly give me a proper fix method (“the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present”) for above issue. and if you have online rectification method like teamviewer please do ...
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Log In lost due to memory loss [duplicate]

Following illness when Ubuntu part installed on 64 bit AMD system I now do not know my Log In, can this be recovered/changed, or shall I wipe the hard drive and start again? I have reset the ...
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Installing ubuntu with windows 7 Disk error load

I'm new using Ubuntu my life was going great after i installed alongside with Windows7 that's where problem happens. :) I see that this issue is extremely common but I didn't find any properly ...
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Xen vm stuck at grub prompt

How can I get my Ubuntu server booting again? Is there a tool that would auto-fix this situation? No matter how many ways I run the "boot fixer" using a virtual image of ...
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Ubuntu & Flavors Installation Errors?

My father owns a rather old (2006ish?) Compaq that had Windows 7 installed on it (x64) and has become so bloated, old, and impaired that it froze up every few seconds and ran slower than a snail. He ...
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Make an Ubuntu bootable USB drive for a PC using Mac?

I have a netbook that I want to install Ubuntu onto. I do have a good Mac computer that I can make a bootable USB drive from, but I'm confused on how to go about making it.
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Sylinux 5.x and YUMI - “no default or ui directive found”

I'm on Ubuntu 14.10 and I'm trying to create a multiboot USB with YUMI. the usb is formatted with fat32 I have installed on the usb a couple of live linux ( ubuntu, archbang ... ). When I try to ...
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What does Kernel do? [closed]

Firstly, I'd like to say that I LOVE LINUX OS :) I'm new and i found this project -> https://www.kernel.org/ is contributed it as an open source. My Question: Can i make my own Linux OS by using ...
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Reliable bootable USB creator in Ubuntu

I need a reliable application which will make usb pen drives bootable. Recently, I tried creating a bootable lubuntu-13-04-alternate usb on a ubuntu 12.10 system but ended up with 'boot error' when ...
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How to start dhclient at boot?

Here's the problem: root@home:~# ping 8.8.8.8 connect: Network is unreachable root@home:~# dhclient eth0 RTNETLINK answers: File exists root@home:~# ping 8.8.8.8 PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) ...
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Why can't I start Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire ES1-111M-C56A?

I just bought the 11,6 inches Acer Aspire ES1-111M-C56A (Intel Celeron N2840, 2,1GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Intel HD Graphics, Win 8.1 with Bing) and I'm facing different problems when trying to install ...