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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How to set custom boot screen image in 14.04 and 16.04?

I have two Asus laptops. One is on 14.04.1 and the other I just today set up with a new 1 TB SSD, 8 GB more RAM, and Ubuntu 16.04. I want to set a custom boot screen image on both machines. No ...
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16.04 Nvidia proprietary driver problems

On 16.04 xubuntu fresh install, I have an Nvidia Gtx 980 and an apple 30" 2560x1600 display, after installing proprietary nvidia drivers, I get two problems, the first, I can't log in during the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 “booting in insecure mode” message even when turned off manually in BIOS

I just installed a nice fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on my Samsung Series 5 Laptop, and noted the new option in the install screens that required a password to disable secure mode booting - I unsuspectingly ...
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Bootable device not working

I have HP-15-du005tu, downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu i.e 16.04 and using rufus. I've made a bootable device but whenever I restart using advanced mode (win 8.1) it always says bootable device ...
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I can't boot to Ubuntu 14.04 after installing Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 then i installed Windows 7 now it boots automatic in windows 7 Now if i want to boot in Ubuntu it dosen't let me, it automatic boots in Windows 7 How can i get the boot ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after installing ubuntu

While i was installing ubuntu to dual-boot with windows 7 ulitmate i accidentaly changed my nfts /:D partittion ot ext4 and now when i try to boot windows 7 it stays in windows logo. I will be glad ...
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My bootable usb doesn't show up as an option in the boot menu

I followed this guide, and my usb does not show up as an option in the boot menu. This is what my boot drive looks like. Boot Drive Image
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Making a Live CD in Xubuntu

As soon i realised how important is to have a backup of your files,i bought a external drive in order to backup them.Now i want to switch to another Operatins System but still keep my Xubuntu Copy on ...
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I have problem with instalation Ubuntu

Good morning, I have a problem. When I installed Ubuntu and at the end of the installation appears this error. I instal Ubuntu from Flash drive. [ 560.312235] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attemped to ...
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14.04 hangs, suspicious broken dependency with libefl

Ubuntu's got a broken package dependency and I tried to fix it, but now it won't reboot. I have to admit I haven't been paying as much attention to my Ubuntu server as I should recently even though ...
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Repairing broken ubuntu installation in Windows 10 + Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual Boot

I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu to 15.10 then to 16.04, I think I accidentally closed the window (thankfully it's not grub that's broken). Then, I wanted to go to System monitor so I can see if I did not ...
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i am getting the message “serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /”

I have installed ubuntu from a 'power iso' application on my windows 7 laptop. I recently updated my ubuntu version from 13.10 to 14.04...after all the downloading was done i was finally asked to ...
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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 16.04 final not booting from stick: gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image

The brand new 16.04 final does not boot from USB stick: Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image boot : I made a boot stick with Startup Disk Creator ...
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how xenial mokmanager on boot

xenial's mokmanager seems to have disabled secure boot on all linux installs on this hard drive. Can I use it to turn it back on? Is there some key combination on boot to bring it up.
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Debian-based distros dont work on my Mid-2009 MBP

I have a Mid-2009 15" MBP (MacBookPro5,3). It has always not been able to boot Ubuntu 12 and 14 (LTS), but Ubuntu 10 (LTS) works fine. I've also tried Debian and Linux Mint and they have the same ...
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Ubuntu succefully installed, reboot, then nothing

I am using a Lenovo IdeaPad Z475 with AMD APU A6-3400m, 8Gb of RAM, and 128Gb SSD from Sandisk Z400s. I tried to install the ubuntu from USB. The SSD is new. So no other OS is being installed in my ...
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Unable to see partiontioned HDD

I installed Ubuntu with windows 7 and then as I went out of memory on Linux I reboot to increase the partition there i erased the old ubuntu and i put 15 gb for my windows loader rest i made the C: ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.0 final (Unity desktop / Kubuntu / GNOME) can not boot from Live USB on a Z170 Skylake (6th gen)

I wanted to try Ubuntu 16.04 final on a brand new system: A top-of-the-range AsRock Z170 ITX motherboard with i7 6700K CPU and GTX 970 connected via DVI-D. When I choose to try Linux (not to install ...
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Ubuntu is not booting after re-installation of Windows in dual boot system

My laptop was dual booted - Windows 7 (32 bit) along with Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) LTS - and I used it without any problems. Due to Windows performance issues I had to format windows primary C:\ ...
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What is it? (a statement during boot and shutdown)

I installed Xubuntu 16.04. Every time I turn my computer on, I see the following statement before login screen appears: /dev/sda1: clean, 169504/30269440 files, 2857236/120061778 blocks It lasts ...
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Running Ubuntu on Nextbook

I tried running Ubuntu on my Nextbook tablet by making a bootable USB drive and also tried making a bootable SD card, but all I get is this error screen saying "System doesn't have any USB boot ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 15.10 on a Lenovo YOGA 300-11IBY

I've been trying to put ubuntu 15.10 on my Lenovo yoga 300-11IBY. The install process from USB seems to run fine, but I then find that I can't boot the system. In the bios only usb and network boot ...
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Entire HDD is one big lvm2-pv, hence unable to resize partitions or even bring back Windows

**The History** I have a Samsung NP300 E5C laptop with 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD. I bought it as freeDOS. Then I installed Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit OS in it. Then I wanted ...
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Boot-repair: Can't boot ubuntu in uefi mode

I am aware that there are many similar questions in this site, but none of the seems to solve my problem. I've been trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside a preinstalled Windows 8.1 in a toshiba ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu 15.10 from Samsung 950 Pro PCIe NVME SSD

I just installed desktop 15.10 but met the same problem described here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2309056 ubuntu is installed on /dev/nvme0n1p2 ~ /dev/nvme0n1p5, which is not recognized ...
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Upgraded to 16.04 and now getting error message

After successfully upgraded to 16.04, I am now getting this message whilst booting lvmetad not active yet, using direct access
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install ubuntu without ecrase

Hello everyone I want to reinstall ubuntu without removing the existing system or my file and documents. That is what I must do aue. look at this picture to understand me. Thanks for helping me
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Inspiron 7559 not shutting down 16.04 Gnome

So far tried 4.5 kernel that did nothing, nvidia drivers stops me from booting with black screen, bumblebee hangs while installing, enabled preliminary support that did nothing aswell, tried with/out ...
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Will the boot-degraded flag remain after upgrading to 14.04?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and have a RAID setup with the boot-degraded option. If I upgrade to 14.04 will the boot-degraded option remain? I manage this server remotely and would hate to ...
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12.04 only boots from restart or live USB restart - Desperate

I can only boot into Ubuntu by first booting from my live USB and changing the boot drive in grub. I.e., not from a hard disk installation. After booting re-booting by changing disk priority in BIOS ...
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Can't clean install ubuntu 14.10+

I can clean install 14.04 as many times as I like. I can clean install any other flavour of Linux as I like (debian, mint, bhodi etc etc). I can't install 14.10 or newer of ubuntu or their ...
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Ubuntu Not Installing?

I've tried about 4 times now, with 14.04.1 LTS and 15.10. The install goes fine. No errors or anything like that or anything that would hint that something is going wrong. Whenever I try to install ...
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error: no such device grub rescue Windows 7

I have a hard drive with Windows 7 installed on and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto an external hard drive. So I made a LiveUSB with Ubuntu 12.04 on and installed it to the external hard drive. ...
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Grub2 missing partitions. Fix?

I recently made a post because Grub wasn't finding the partition (Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition?). I assumed this was because I was trying to boot externally, via ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS Power Mac G5 Booting loop

I'm a happy owner of Power Mac G5 dual 2,3Ghz (PowerMac 11,2) and I'm trying to install newest version of Ubuntu Mate. Installation goes well, whether I have a second partition with Mac OS or not, but ...
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How to use only USB wifi card first if it exists

I have read this article: How to disable built-in wifi and use only USB wifi card? However, my problem is sort of difference. My laptop is very old. and the built-in WIFI only supports 802.11b/g/n. ...
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Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition?

I have recently installed grub on my internal hard drive. I have swapped out my hard drive with an solid state drive. I am attempted to boot to my original hard drive (the one with grub installed to ...
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Black screen after ubuntu gnome 16.04 update

I have a dual boot windows 10& ubuntu 16.04. I just updated it to 16.04 from 15.10(gnome version) and when the system restared it asked me which system I want to boot,I chose ubuntu and the logo ...
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Trying to boot Ubuntu 16.04 USB however “Missing Operating System” Error

Before I say anything I would like to note that I am VERY new to Linux. (The most complex command I know is sudo apt update/upgrade :/) At the moment I am using Xubuntu 14.04 and I want to use Ubuntu ...
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Boot Disk Locked up, no permission to see the content

I have Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. I leave it on all the time, and this morning, while I wasn't using it, flash installed on my system, and my boot partition was completely filled up. Also, firefox ...
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How to make installation stick having storage partition

I'd like to create USB stick having both: a) Ubuntu 16.04 installer, b) storage partition. So I can boot a computer with it, install or just start Ubuntu and be able to copy data from computer drives ...
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NVIDIA proprietary driver does not load when using shimx64 since xenial

I have a strange behavior after upgrading my PC from wily to xenial (both Kubuntu flavor). Before and after the upgrade I have two "ubuntu" boot options in my BIOS. Here you can see the values behind ...
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MAAS wrong Image location when PXE boot

As per regiond.log It looks like that when i PXE boot ....MAAS trying to go to wrong image location and thus failing......which file can i update for MAAS to get the image from correct ...
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How can i install Ubuntu 16? [duplicate]

I am not getting to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop version. When i boot by an usb drive it can find the disk image. What can I do?
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Grub rescue in new installation invalid arch-dependent ELF magic

I installed ubuntu over a W8 installation (my objective was that only ubuntu remains), the installation completed well and ask to reboot, after that, it only gives me a black screen and grub ...
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installing ubuntu with full disk encryption including encrpyted boot on i-USB Pendrive ii-A regular HDD

Hi how to install Ubuntu 12.04+ with full disk encryption including encrypted boot partition : a- to a USB drive ie. 16GB or 32GB b- to a HDD
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Ubuntu crashed while updating. How to recover now?

I was upgrading to 16.04 LTS when suddenly a black screen with commands appeared (full screen). I tried all the keys to exit it but only through ALT+TAB I could see my log in screen which again led to ...
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Cannot start live session or install on ROG GL552VW

I've been having a lot of problems lately when trying to set up a second operating system on my Asus ROG GL552VW. When I try to start an installation or to get to the initial screen for that matter, ...
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Install ubuntu with manual partition or erase all

I am using ubuntu 12.04/14.04 since long. And those I was using along side with Windows 7. So for that I was required to select "Something Else" option while installation. By selection something ...