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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Trouble setting up Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 usb boot

I am having trouble setting up a Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 to dual boot. I am using a 64-bit 12.04 bootable usb thumb drive (which I have used to boot from many times before). My Bios boot settings are: ...
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trouble booting 14.04 from USB

I'm trying to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 and am encountering problems. I'm working from 12.04. Downloaded the 14.04 iso file. Used the Startup Disc Creator App. However, when I try to boot from ...
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Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin.init

I installed 14.04 this morning beside Windows 7 [they worked fine together with 13.10]. Now Ubuntu will not start, but Windows will [I think they ran together in WUBI]. I get the Busybox and a ...
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Install Windows on Ubuntu from bootable USB [on hold]

I would like to ask how to install Windows 8 on Ubuntu. I created a bootable Windows USB, (once FAT32 and once ntfs), but I do not know how to run the USB, I could only open it as a folder. Windows ...
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Unreliable CPU thermal sensor; monitoring disabled Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and it shows something like that when i boot: unreliable CPU thermal sensor; monitoring disabled Is there something wrong with my CPU or is it sensor fault ?
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Grub/Boot Issue

I have installed Trusty Tahr now and is pretty happy with it. However, while booting my pc after the installation, I was getting error: "error: file not found grub rescue" I searched for the issue ...
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could not open efi boot fallback.efi:14 in Lenovo g510 [duplicate]

In a Lenovo g510. I want to install the latest version of Ubuntu, which is 13.10, but there is an error. The screen shows this message: could not open efi boot fallback.efi:14
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Boot screen glitch

For some reason, every time I boot up Ubuntu on my MacBook, the boot screen is glitches, with white lines scattered in the middle. How can I fix this?
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getting blank dark screen after booting Saucy salmender [duplicate]

Installed lubuntu 13.10 along side with windows 7 home premium two weeks ago, was able to use both OS as and when required. Unfortunately two days ago am not in a position to boot into either of OS. ...
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Not booting on PC alongside Windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 (32bit) alongside my Windows 8. After installing, when the system has been rebooted, grub didn't show and Windows began starting. I installed it several times, but nothing ...
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Move Grub from Windows drive to Ubuntu drive

I have previously installed Grub to my windows drive instead of my Ubuntu drive. I have two physical drives sda & sdb. This has gone un-noticed for a long time because BIOS has automatically ...
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Ubuntu installation 14.04 Bootloader or graphical

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 so far without success. I'm running Asus EFI Bios. Bios Version: 2302 The graphics card is a AMD A6-3500 APU with Radeon Graphics. Motherboard: F1A75-V PRO I created a ...
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Installing grub2 in efi-mode in usb flash drive

I've two different OS, which one is ubuntu. I'm using a PC, NOT a Mac. I use Chimera bootloader that don't find Ubuntu. So, i'd like to install grub 2 in EFI-mode on flash-drive USB. In this way, i ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04LTS from 13.10 failed and now have a black screen

I tried to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04LTS. In between it asked about some configuration files whether to keep or replace them, for all I chose to replace them on each prompt but at the end ...
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recent upgrade puts grub to rescue prompt

I woke up this morning to see the grub rescue prompt complaining about some highlight color being invalid. Apparently the upgrade to 14.04 was installed last night after I went to sleep. So I am ...
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Grub boot problems [duplicate]

So basically I downloaded Linux ubuntu 12.04 (on my windows 8 PC - dual boot intended) and updated it to 13.10 and then it started having some problems with missing files so I just wanted to ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot After Install on Samsung NP915S3G

So yesterday I went ahead and bought the Samsung NP915S3G (ATIV Book 9 Lite) and installed Tahr in hope that everything would go smoothly. For the most part it; everything necessary seems to work off ...
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The Ubuntu 14.04 iso

i download ubuntu 14.04 .iso which is 964MB file but when i create a bootable usb using unetbootin and yumi(i used both).Its show that total file size 962 MB and after all everything goes normal but ...
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boot time increase after upgrading ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

Boot time is increased after the upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. I do not have any issue regarding nvidia driver (nvidia driver re-installed after the upgrade) and works perfect. I am using vmware and I ...
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The --disk-module=MODULE option of grub-install don't work in Ubuntu 14.04

My OS is ubuntu14.04. And the command grub-install -V shows that the grub version is Grub 2.02~beta2-9. Since I have two disk on my laptop, and one of them is not bootable, I have to use nativedisk ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting

I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 and burn it to disk and when i boot my desktop pc with ubuntu live dvd then only ubuntu startup logo appeared with purple background and nothing happened after it.But i also ...
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Elementary OS will only boot into demo version from USB, won't install the full version [closed]

I previously had Linux Mint Petra and Windows 7 installed on my Asus UX31a. This worked fine until I ran into some Wi-fi issues after messing around with NetworkManager. I decided since I didn't have ...
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installing ubuntu on windows 8.1 will not work.

i have installed Ubuntu on the USB drive, followed all the directions, and when i boot from USB, it just starts windows like normal. every time. i have re installed it on the drive to make sure that ...
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slow boot when I turn on computer

My computer just became slow to boot up I added some software and didn't work for me and now I think there some parts still in there trying to start up when I boot
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No boot menu after after Ubuntu 13.10 install

Ran a default boot repair twice from a USB mounted boot-repair-disk-64bit.iso First repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7279356/. Second repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7279402/. Still no luck. ...
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boot for install crashes on 14.04 (Display related)

Situation: I'm trying to install 14.04 on an ASUS R510DP laptop. Preconditions: I checked my install media and MD5 sum matches. Booting to check install media passes on the USB Drive. Symptoms: ...
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Can't boot Wubi after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04

So I decided to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 on my Wubi installation, using update-manager -d, but I can no longer boot into Ubuntu. When I try to, I see the message mount:mounting..."etc, then "Target ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition? [duplicate]

I have problems with system update because my boot disk is too small, but I don't know how to increase this. I have tried gparted live from a USB drive, but I can not reduce the size of the other ...
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Black screen with nVidia drivers on ubuntu

I have: ASUS P4V800D-X Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.80GHz 2.5GB RAM 40GB HDD nVidia 9500GT When I installed nVidia drivers downloaded from nvidia.com website (selected recommended drivers), I simply can't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting from CD, showing other massage

I burned a DVD, After downloading Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit iso. From then, I tried several times to boot from the DVD [Multiple] getting below message: "My Laptop is Dell Vostro 3450" Intel UNDI, PXE-Z.1 ...
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“ubuntu” shows up in boot menu but won't boot

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 on an Acer mini desktop via CD over an old Debian install from a year ago (which, incidentally, booted without incident). I blew away windows long ago, no dual-boot, ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday 17/04/14 I tried an upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. The process went fine without error messages. Then came the reboot and it stuck booting. All booting messages went through then it ...
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initramfs installation issue

I have a computer, with no CD drive, with no operating system on it. Something went wrong while I was resetting XP and the computer now has no operating system. I am currently trying to install Linux ...
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Ubuntu stuck in unusable console on boot

I ran some updates on my old pc on ubuntu but it hanged and I had to restart it. The mouse no longer worked and the screen resolution seemed to be incorrect. So i restarted again and now after the ...
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New install freezes on startup

I'm new to Ubuntu. I've installed the current 14.04LTS on an older laptop that was on XP (1Ghz AMD processor, 1G RAM). Ubuntu installs and allows me to log on but freezes once past the login screen. ...
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Persistent memory

I was reading this guide to installing Ubuntu on a flash drive to see if there are any new ways of making a persistent boot, but I had a couple of questions. I like this method bc I can have several ...
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“serious errors while checking the disk drives for /boot” error while booting

When I try to install ubuntu 14.04 I get this error after installing the system and trying to boot for the first time. I saw this article I get a "serious errors while checking the disk drives ...
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Samsung 840pro SSD in RAID0… caveats?

We have a SuperMicro X9SRI-F-O board that has two 6gb/s SATA3.0 ports. We currently have a single Samsung 840pro SSD hooked up to the first SATA channel. We want to double the storage and bandwidth by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots with black screen [duplicate]

Yesterday I was so excited to see new release. After creating live USB I was not able to boot it. I have disable UEFI to legacy and selected USB as boot option to my dell laptop, and I can only see ...
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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 live disk only starts up with acpi=off

I recently tried to run ubuntu 14.04 on a USB drive as I wanted to decide whether it is worth upgrading to(my netbook now has 12.04 on it). However, when I tried to start ubuntu up from the USB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on either call trace or splash screen after grub [on hold]

I am starting to hate my computer and myself for having a boot error for the third time in 2 months, but this one is just after installing 14.04 through terminal. After the install I rebooted and it ...
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Windows removed from grub after installation of Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 flawlessly -- I'm happy with that. But when after several restart, I realized something was missing from my grub: It was my windows boot option How to make it appear ...
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Upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 broke Grub

I have a dual boot Ubuntu + Windows 8 on an UEFI system. Everything was ok until I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10. Now what I get when I boot the pc is a grub rescue screen like this with the ...
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GRUB menu not showing for Ubuntu 12.04

This is the first time I installed Ubuntu(v12.04). I have a HP laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I installed it alongside Windows and the installation was successful. But after the customary ...
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“intel_rapl: no valid rapl domains” message upon boot

I install fresh Ubuntu 14. 04 server under ESXI 5.1.0. During my installation I did not get any erorrs or strange things. My problem is when I boot machine at console screen I get messages like [ ...
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12.04.4 lts server - after install last updates dont boot. Please help

Hello i have ubuntu server 12.04.4 LTS Last updates need to reboot system, when i rebooted i have boot fail with this: "Cannot read the linux header you need load the kernel first" I have run Your ...
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Ubutnu 14.04 grub-install can not recognize “--disk-module=模块” OPTION [on hold]

My OS is ubuntu 14.04 grub-install -V shows the grub version is 2.02~beta2-9 The cmd: grub-install --help actually shows the --disk-module=模块 OPTION but when I use the cmd: grub-install ...
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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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inconsistency in showing disk label

I've got my new laptop (thinkpad 440p) with windows 7.1 pre-installed and wanted to have single-boot ubuntu 14.04 on it. I wanted to change the disk partition table to "msdos" (legacy), so I change ...