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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Very slow boot Ubuntu 14.04 Asus laptop

Quick question here. I've got Ubuntu 14.04 on a Asus U36JC (i5, dual boot Windows 7). I think I started this laptop on Ubuntu 11 or 12 and have updated always without wiping the hd. It used to boot ...
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Support for cores revisions 0x17 and 0x18 disabled by module param allhwsupport=0

I was wondering if there is a fix for this problem, as every time I boot my laptop this message comes up. Is there any way to get rid if it? Thanks.
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Ubuntu 14.10 taking a long time to boot

So, this has only started happening about a week back for no apparent reason. Ubuntu takes almost 4-5 minutes stuck at the purple Ubuntu screen for no apparent reason. Furthermore the GRUB 10-second ...
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Boot into Ubuntu without GRUB

Finally, I decided to go down the Ubuntu route and hit the first problem. It is not a big problem but more like a convenient feature! I have no experience in Linux at all and I need a help. I have ...
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'No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed' after using Boot-Repair no dual-boot

I just installed ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64 on a desktop computer. I get the 'No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed' when booting. The only way to boot Ubuntu is to go the BIOS ...
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Ubuntu will not load since I updated to 14.10

I have used the older versions over a year. After the latest update only the background shows. After searching similar problems on online forums I did the following: Ctrl-Alt-F1, I run xfdesktop, it ...
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How Do I install Ubuntu on a Dell laptop with no current operating system and on a Acer swift with windows 8 [duplicate]

Is there anyone who can provide with simple clear instructions on how to install Ubuntu on a relatively new dell laptop with no current operating system, it recently had it's hard drive completely ...
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Dual Boot Menu Missing - Can't open Luna [closed]

I'm certain that I correctly installed Elementary Luna OS alongside Vista, but my computer doesn't seem to recognize it. There is no dual boot menu, and when I press F12 or F8 during start up, I ...
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I upgraded Ubuntu and now it wont start

I just upgraded my Ubuntu (sorry, i don't remember the version, it's the most recent), and now when it's starting it says that the disk is missing or not ready. I waited one hour but nothing happens. ...
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Can not Install on a Dell Latitude laptop --

The laptop always boots winXP and requests an Administrator password. I went into the setup where I attempted to reset all passwords and the start up order but the Admin password is still demanded. ...
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Boot stucks on logo screen after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 my computer cannot boot anymore, it stucks at the logo screen (with animated dots). I'm using Windows to post this question. By displaying the boot process, I see ...
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Add a drive - install windows - dual boot? [duplicate]

I am running the latest Ubuntu. I would like to add a new drive from which I can dual boot Windows 8. Is this possible without re-installing Ubuntu? Dedicated Ubuntu drive, existing Ubuntu install, ...
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Grub: preferred video interface at boottime

My HDTV is connected through HDMI. My desktop through DVI. At boottime grub displays the bootmenu ( where I can choose for Windows or Linux) only on the HDMI interface. Since my TV is off during most ...
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“Too many full retries, give up” Error. How can I fix this?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. GRUB is not fully showing up and I reinstalled it as well as upgraded the Kernel and that didn't change anything. It gives me an error: "ERROR too many full retries, ...
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How to repair win7 boot?

I use win7 + ubuntu 14.04. I'm not sure how to cause this problem. The situation is I can see boot menu with win7 but without working. When I press enter on win7, it splash and show the same menu ...
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Problem with installing Ubuntu on my macbook

I am installing Ubuntu on my macbook with an USB stick. The USB stick booted and i started the installation. When it asks me to restart to complete the installation i do so. But when i start up again ...
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error: invalid arch independent ELF magic [duplicate]

The system cannot boot up, pls advise how to do problemshooting. error: invalid arch independent ELF magic grub rescue>
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Ubuntu partition deleted and cannot boot

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu 14.04LTS partition lately (with Arconis Disk Director under Windows 7), now I cannot boot either into Ubuntu or Windows. After I start my computer, I will be brought ...
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14.04 - Proprietary wireless card driver on MBP installs on USB, not on HD

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook Pro, and so I tried running it off a USB key to see if there were any issues. The one proprietary driver needed, Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless ...
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Previously I had Ubuntu on this machine, but now it won't install

I currently have windows 7 and would like to completely switch to Ubuntu. I've had Ubuntu on this machine before, but now it refuses to install, it give's me a 1994-2012 H. Peter Anvin et al error. ...
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Cannot mount GPT Windows partition

I had a Windows 7 machine with 167GB. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it, so I shrank the partition into 111GB and 56GB. Afterwards I installed Ubuntu 14.10 32-bit in the newly created 56GB partition. ...
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Ubuntu server error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. grub rescue>

Hi i installed the latest Ubuntu server 14.04 and rebooted a few times perfectly and now when i last reboot it, i get the following error: error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. grub ...
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Use Parted to change a partition's flag state

I had a Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with one SSD and one SATA hard drive. I had a problem with the SSD that my system was installed on. I replaced the SSD and installed a new 14.04 on to a it. The /home and ...
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black screen & restarts after upgrade to 14.10

I recently upgraded my netbook (Lenovo S205) from 14.04 to 14.10. After the restart, it just restarts over and over. I see the boot menu where I can press F2 to get into BIOS and F12 to choose the ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS using command line only. My set up is: 2 x 64GB SSD disks configured in Raid 1 and running the Op Sys. 4 x 3000GB disks in Raid 5 for storage 3 x 2000GB disks in Raid ...
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Just getting started with Linux

Heyo! Very excited to get using Linux. I'm a low level IT support tech and am used to windows, and never considered Linux just because there wasn't any reason to do so. Picked up a free Lattitude ...
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I can't Boot into Ubuntu after deleting windows partition

I started out just with Ubuntu on my computer in a 200GB partition. I wanted to install windows xp. I booted up into the xp installation disk and created a new partition for xp. After it was installed ...
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Live linux USB to boot on a MAC but made on a PC? Please assist!

Good afternoon, Piggy-backing off of the only internet link from google (listed below) that i can find, i'm trying to get more info on this subject. How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a separate SSD than windows and swap drive to use both

I have windows 8 laptop whose hard drive could be swapped easily. From my previous dual boot experience, working with windows 8 and ubuntu at the same time could cause some trouble. Also, I am using a ...
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system directly booting to windows without showing grub menu

I have hp pavillion 15 n203tx preinstalled with windows 8.1. I installed ubuntu 14.04 in it. and then it use to show a grub menu everytime I turn my system. the menu was- 1). ubuntu 2). advanced ...
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Boot Device Not Found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Hard Disk- (3F0)

after using UBUNTU 14.04 ive been wanting to try out a few other operating systems,so ive tried installing Zorin,gOS,Mint,Fedora and more but no matter what my laptop refuses to read the boot devices ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso will not boot

I have an old XP laptop that I want to refresh by using Linux. Downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso and burnt onto DVD as an image, not just copied the iso file. Changed the boot order to boot ...
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How to install a new version of ubuntu over an already double boot ubuntu/windows?

here is my question: I've installed ubuntu in a partition of the same disk where it is windows 7. Now i've grub that allows me to choose between windows and ubuntu. I would like to replace this ubuntu ...
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How to flash bios on Shuttle XPC with USB stick [duplicate]

I want to update bios on my machine with SZ87R000.201 version. I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 and I have a USB stick and a DVD-ROM available. The FAQ on Shuttle website has instruction only for Windows ...
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How can I get my 1TB drive to mount and unlock?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a 1TB hard drive on my computer. I wanted to try UbuntuMATE on an old 40GB hard drive and installed it on the 40GB hd. I had my 1TB hard drive plugged in while ...
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Can plymouth be made to apply already know work arounds for proprietary drivers automatically?

As a long term ubuntu user, I am disappointing that plymouth is pretty much the same as when it was first introduced. We have to manually apply fixes after we choose to use proprietary drivers, which ...
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After inserting a new OS entry, GRUB2 asks for password

Yesterday I installed a new fresh Ubuntu system, and installed Android-x86 in another partition. Then I followed this tutorial to add an entry for Android-x86. My 40_custom file: #! /bin/sh -e cat ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS unusable after installing nvidia drivers

Okay I was having issues with the noveau drivers included with my fresh install of ubuntu 14.04lts so I updated my graphics card to the 340.58 drivers as recommended by nvidia. I used the additional ...
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Unable to set coherent dma mask

I am running an HP G71-340US Notebook with 4gb of memory. I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04(got rid of Windows). I use the gnome shell. When booting I receive the following error message. ...
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cannot boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Here is url of boot-repair's "recommended repair": http://paste.ubuntu.com/8941902 During installation process Ubuntu couldn't find that Windows is already installed so I did "other install". ...
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What happend while upgrading to 14.10?

I have tried to upgrade my laptop from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday. Unfortunately some things went wrong. I used the graphical update manager that pops up in unity from time to time. There were no ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 system startup is less verbose

Booting Trusty Tahr without splash screen produced lots of Starting <service name here>... messages, which I actually liked, as I could track the booting process. With Utopic Unicorn, I get ...
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keyboard buttons 4 and 5 refresh the browser

very strange. the buttons '4' and '5' will refresh any browser site. I have to press the FN-button to neutralize the effect. please help, I cant take any longer. I wanted to fill in a ticket form on a ...
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Is asus X550LD--xx064d supports dual boot

I am trying to dual boot windows and ubuntu. but while installing ubuntu it can't detect other os windows7/8. also not detecting Hard Disk partitions. Steps I followed: 1. Install windows 8.1 and then ...
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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 ...
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manually make drive bootable

I have extracted my iso to my pendrive instead of letting a boot utility software do it. Now I can't boot my pc with that pendrive. Moreover, it was formatted in windows prior to copying iso contents. ...
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Stuck in busybox, fsck doesn't help, no solution does

I got stuck in busybox some time ago and I just don't find any solution on any site that suits for me. I'm a beginner. I tried this one: Boot drops to a (initramfs) prompts/busybox If I use sudo ...
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Black Screen Blinking Cursor Live DVD Ubuntu 14.04

This morning, after an ubuntu update, I restarted my computer and it remained blocked on a black screen before the grub. I tried to launch a Live DVD of Ubuntu but after choosing "try ubuntu without ...
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bcdedit does not wubildr.mbr file location

I have dual boot on my system (64 bit) , Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 .I use GParted to increase the partition, I resize windows partitions. Now when I restart the system and select Ubuntu it gives the ...
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After Installing Ubuntu (Dual Boot)in Windows 7 it is booting from CD and Not from hard Disk

I tried to Install Ubuntu Dual boot in Windows 7 it is booting whenever the DVD is available but when i removed the DVD it shows an black screen stating that no mvs file system defined .. can you help ...