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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Getting Ubuntu's default splash screen back after KDE installation & removal

I know questions similar to this one, such as this or this, have been asked and solved. However, I tried their answers and none of them worked. As one of the askers of the questions did, I also tried ...
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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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no video output before drive decryption

here's my system specs: CPU Intel i5 3570k mobo Asrock z77 extreme4 RAM 32GB GPU Nvidia GTX 760 Ubuntu 14.04 64bit 3x monitors I turned on the entire drive encryption while ...
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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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procedures for creating the bootable usb not working for me [duplicate]

Paragraphs 2-4 comprise my original elaboration on this problem. The procedures listed in the answers to the question of which many say this is a duplicate have not worked for me (as per what ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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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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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How to make a bootable Windows 7 USB in Xubuntu 14.04.2

I've tried using the dd command and Winusb but neither of them worked. I'm not sure what program I can use to make the usb bootable. I don't know if this changes anything, but this copy of the Windows ...
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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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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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messed with my partitions

i did something very stupid, and i messed with my partitions; i can access everything (already backed up my ubuntu partition) but i dont think i have enough space for backing up my other partition but ...
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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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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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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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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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Boot time very long…Help

I only have the basics starting nothing extra, I timed the boot to a dragging 92 seconds along with in the beginning it states "booting in insecure mode". What can i do to get it to boot in 7-10 ...
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Ubuntu 14.10: Error while reading from descriptor - broken pipe

Every time when i start my laptop i'll get this error message Error while reading from descriptor - broken pipe I don't know what to do. I think my graphic card cause this problem, because the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grub boot probelm

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on my first HDD (500GB) with a second drive(1TB) as a backup (500GB), and the rest(500GB) non allocated. I needed to run a windows based only program for school so ...
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Install Windows 8.1. with BIOS unaccessible

I've got really annoying problem and can't seem to figure out how to work it through. Recently I cleared my hard drive and installed JUST ubuntu 12.04 and of course upgraded to 14.04. Now I need ...
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“reboot and select proper boot device” issues [duplicate]

Installed newest version of ubuntu to brand new Toshiba Satellite C55-B5100 and after "successful" installation from dvd-rw disk was prompted to reboot. After rebooting the screen went black and the ...
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Ubuntu Virtual Machine cant' mount directories /dev /sys /proc

I am running this Ubuntu Virtual machine on CentOS5- Virtual Host Manager. The Virtual machine can't boot because it can't mount /dev,/sys,/proc. Killed: mount: mounting /dev on root/dev failed: no ...
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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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Black sreen after switching user

Here is what is happening in details, in my Ubuntu 14.04 : I log in as user "A" Without terminating the session, I switch to user "B" without terminating the session, i switch back to user "A" and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not autoboot

My Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't autoboot, I've to manually select the default grub item. My /etc/default/grub: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=2 ...
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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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[mntent]: line 16 in /etc/fstab is bad

I am try to mount -a my hard disc. But end up I got this respond root@server:~# mount -a [mntent]: line 16 in /etc/fstab is bad [mntent]: line 18 in /etc/fstab is bad [mntent]: line 20 in /etc/fstab ...
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Problem booting to Ubuntu and Windows 7

I clean installed Windows 7, and installed Ubuntu 14.04 afterwards. Rebooted, then booted straight to Ubuntu. Used Bootable Windows 7 USB and fixed the MBR in command prompt. Then rebooted and it ...
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Broken Sudo and no write privilige on file system

I had upgraded ubuntu12.04 to ubuntu14.04 and it didn't boot unless I edited this line in the grub menu linux ${rel-dirname}/${basename} root=${lINUX_HOST_DEVICE} loop=${loop_file_relative} ro ...
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Dual boot giving boot priority to Ubuntu 14.04 (UEFI based)

I will install ubuntu in a computer with pre-installed Windwos 8, this summarize all procedures (Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)), but something very ...