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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Ubuntu (wubi) fails to load after update

hope you can help me with this one: My OS is win7 64bit, and i had installed (through wubi) ubuntu i think 12.04 LTS. Everything was great, until ubuntu wouldn't detect my new hdmi-connected second ...
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Windows NTFS partition fails “check” but passes Ubuntu “ext4”

I want to install a clean copy of Windows and I have tried many different ISOs by now, and every time the disk somehow fails and it has to go and start automatically checking the disk again and again ...
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Can't boot after yesterday's update(20.01.15), except advanced option (last one)

Yesterday I've applied the update that showed up on my Ubuntu 14.04, and when when I returned I got a sad surprise: Ubuntu was going into a boot loop after selecting it normally from GRUB. I tried: * ...
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Windows isn't booting after trying to install ubuntu 14.10 (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.10 (dual boot) on my Lenovo G500s (Windows 8 pre-installed) but the installation failed. I selected the Windows UEFI partition as the Ubuntu EFI partition and the ...
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Fixing Windows7 Bootmgr

I made my laptop Dell XPS 15z dual boot with Ubuntu last year, and something went wrong & BOOTMGR of my windows got fried. I couldn't fix it that time. And I kept using Ubuntu. I don't even ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 “No init found. Try passing init=bootarg” HELP [on hold]

This is on Ubuntu 10.10 that i suddenly have this error saying no int found try passing init = bootarg. Of course i saw all the solutions and tried all that stuff. But when i try to put the following ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Apple cube

I don't know if this is absolutely impossible or not, but I'm trying to install Ubuntu onto my antique Apple Cube machine. I've converted the .ISO to .IMG and transferred it to the USB drive. I then ...
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GRUB Rescue after Disk Clone

I need a little help from a GRUB expert. I just cloned a 1 TB Seagate drive onto a brand new 2 TB Hitachi, and before swapping them out, I decided to boot-test it. It's tied to my computer through a ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

Recently I spent a decent amount of money on a new mid-range build. i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.10 not obtaining IP address until a user logs in

I just did a recent install of Ubuntu Server 12.10 (no GUI, command line only) on a new system. I noticed that upon booting the server does not obtain an IP address from my router. However, once I ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x0000000b

The server suddenly became unusable, I tried a reboot and it fails with the same kernel panic. I booted with splash and quiet removed. This is all I have: Begin: Running /scripts/local-premount ... ...
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Persistent Ubuntu 14.04 USB fails to boot after creation of ext4 casper-rw partition

This question is related to IMMERZL's answer in the series "How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB". I used UUI to create the persistent bootable USB using 14.04.1 amd64 ISO. I ...
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu with a GPT Harddrive

I would like to know how to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu using bcdedit. I have UEFI with secure boot enabled and both OS's can be booted from the UEFI boot menu by pressing F9. I also have ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit onto an Acer v11 touch

This is a very brief question with a very long intro, which I've provided for context. LONG INTRO I have recently been trying to install the AMD 64 bit version of Ubuntu 14.04.1 onto my Acer V11 ...
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Remove Grub Loader from Mac - USB Thumbdrive installation

I installed Linux from one bootable USB thumbdrive onto another bootable thumbdrive. That works. However, now my Macbook Air boots to "error: no such device: XXXXXXX... grub rescue>". If I hold ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: plymouth-upstart-bridge terminates during boot

In Ubuntu 14.04.1 with 3.13.0-37-generic kernel, I get this message while booting up (few previous messages added for context too): [ 4.951362] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 [ 4.951519] ...
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Why doesn't fresh 14.10 installation load ANY hardware drivers? [on hold]

Have Utopic with a "persistence file" on a USB stick, which boots and works wonderfully, but of course, because it's a little slow and extremely limited in storage, isn't suited for everyday use. But ...
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Black screen while trying to install any distribution on old laptop with Chrome9 chip

I have an old AMILO La1703 I use/would use just for internet/movies and I'm trying to install Ubuntu. Specs of the laptop Clean/non-partitioned disck, DVD in the sr0, installation menu appears, I ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: No working init found - also Windows7 dual boot failure after second install!

Installation is on an MSI-7680 MB, with i7-2660 processor, 8G, and 1 TB disk. Procedure followed is per instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows using the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Now Booting To Login Screen [closed]

I've got about a dozen other issues with this installation, but now it is doing something completely new. Rebooting now takes me to a CLI login prompt. But when I try to give it my login ...
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/dev/disk/by-uuid/XXXXX does not exist dropping to a shell

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 and when I reboot and remove the media I get the Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: -Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) -check rootdelay= (did the ...
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Can't boot from DVD to reinstall Windows [closed]

Single partition but DVD show as not present in BIOS and can't get it to recognise it so can't boot from Windows install or recover. Plugged in USB drive and can view Window CDs from Ubuntu but can't ...
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Grub not running after formating my first Ubuntu partition

I've had installed Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome alongside Windows 8 on my computer, but a few days ago, I decided to remove one of those Linux Ext4 partitions (Ubuntu, which Grub was also installed on it). ...
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Operating System not Found after installing Ubuntu in a Sony Vaio

I just bought a Sony Vaio SVS15115FLB that came with Windows 7, after enjoying the PC graphic power for a little, I decided it was time to install Ubuntu 12.04. First, I inserted a USB stick, ...
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Insmod error in grub: symbol not found:grub_realidt

I have a dual boot PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and then to 13.04 and since then I have not been able to boot because the PC goes into grub rescue with the error "File ...
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Asus booting and rebooting into BIOS

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, (Asus VivoBook S551 R551LB) fully encrypted system (need pass-phrase on boot), it used to have Windows 8 but I installed Ubuntu instead. I just realized today that ...
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How to install Kubuntu from working OS?

I have dual-boot system. Now, I want to erase all packages and all home's files on my Kubuntu, i.e I need 100% clean system. I decided to make a bootable usb-stick. I tried to boot from it, got ...
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GRUB menu doesn't show up

hi guys I dual booted my windows 8.1 with ubuntu 14.04 but recently I upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10, the thing is everything's normal but when I turn on my computer I can't see the grub menu to pick ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an external HDD?

I use a Windows XP system with pentium 4 processor. Recently I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.04, copied it onto 4GB pendrive and now I wish to install it onto an external HDD (my passport 500GB) so that I ...
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Currently on Windows XP-want to boot Ubuntu from USB

I have downloaded the file from Ubuntu: ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso I have placed this file onto an SD card plugged into a USB 2.0 port. The instructions I have found from Ubuntu say, ...
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Can not boot! initramfs error!

I've had Ubuntu for a while and it'd been working fine till now. Every time I try to boot I get this message and I can not go any further: BusyBox v1.17.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.17.1-10ubuntu1) built-in shell ...
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Problem running Ubuntu-Gnome on optimus-based laptop

I had tons of issues trying to install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my optimus-based laptop (MSI GT60 2PC) with GTX870m & Intel HD 4600 GPU's. It would freeze up during pre-install from live USB/DVD ...
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ubuntu stuck in a login loop after editing profile file

I'm stuck in a login loop now. What I did was edited /etc/profile as root and added the following line: export PATH = /opt/my jdk 7 path/bin:$PATH After logging out and tried to login, I cannot, so ...
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Why ubuntu 14.04.01 starts up to some text screen always [closed]

My Ubuntu 14.04.01 desktop corrupted with black screen and I reinstalled same but now, when I start it go to some text screen after restarting it works. I corrected it with Boot loader but now it ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro without EFI interference?

I have a late 2011 macbook pro, that I bought in early 2012. Is it possible to cleanly install ubuntu without the irritating EFI mac 'shell' surrounding the install, making the mac boot sound and ...
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Can't access BIOS and installing a windows hard drive

Built new computer: AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor × 8 9.7 GiB RAM Graphics GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Desktop Computer 1 TB HardDrive BIOS Type, UEFI BIOS ...
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Unable to boot 14.04 on new Alienware 17

I have an Alienware 17. With Ubuntu 14.04 CD, I choose "Try Ubuntu without installing". Then hit enter. "Ubuntu" appears on screen for a short time. Then black screen. Then these messages: radeon GPU ...
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Having some boot issues on my laptop

So I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo laptop and it was working fine. Then I installed some RAM and all of a sudden my computer started dropping to initrams most of the time with the error ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 booting problems - no login screen

I updated my Ubuntu Version to 14.10 and cannot boot anymore. The Ubuntu loading screen still appears but afterwards I just get the cursor in the upper left and the rest of the window is totally ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Install Fails to boot

I have tried to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 on a 64bit-AMD (toshiba-satalite), from an liveCD ( that I made on a usb drive). I am able to launch the live CD, and install from there, but fails ...
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Store on USB at system boot

I am interested in storing data on a USB drive every time my system boots. I have placed a script in the init.d directory but I am not able to copy my data in the USB stick. Is it possible that the ...
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how do i fix a mounting error with an external drive [duplicate]

the other day I stupidly inserted my bootable usb stick in my laptop alongside my 1.5 TB external drive. My external drive worked excellent before but now I get this: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at ...
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Problems installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am new to Linux. My problem is that when I try to install Windows 7 from USB I go straight to GNU GRUB menu or something like that (again I am new to Linux). When I access the UEFI (BIOS) and ...
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Problem with grub Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and when I restarted the PC it told me that it does not have any Operating Systems installed, ok, so I tried to reinstall grub with the Ubuntu live CD ...
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Problem with installation of Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s?

Please can someone help me to install Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s? I have been trying this for the last 2-3 days, tried every option given on the net, but still my computer directly boots into Windows ...
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I cannot enter the BIOS & boot menu shows single Ubuntu option [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and when I try enter the BIOS (Fujitsu Lifebook) with F2 nothing happens. And when I choose the boot menu feature with F12 there I see single available Ubuntu ...
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Getting “boot error” when trying to boot from USB

I'm wanting to try out Ubuntu, so followed the instructions for how to install Ubuntu onto a USB. I downloaded the .iso file, then the pendrivelinux 3 part process to make the USB bootable. I can ...
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I can't get grub menu to show up during boot

After trying (and failing) to install better ATI drivers in 11.10, I've somehow lost my grub menu at boot time. The screen does change to the familiar purple colour, but instead of a list of boot ...
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Debian user access rights [closed]

I have just installed Debian. Now I want to move files but do not have access rights. A new user I have already created su adduser username How do I give the user access rights to copy files ?
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Troubleshooting Ubuntu Touch Port (bootloops) [closed]

I'm trying to port Ubuntu Touch for Motorola Photon Q. I followed the deprecated porting guide and built and uploaded an image to the phone. The phone boot loops with my image (recovery mode ...