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 boots up once after boot repair disk, never again

i have a toshiba satellite l15w-b1302. i followed various instructions for making linux work on my computer even though it came with windows 8.1. i wiped windows and installed ubuntu. when i power ...
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Is it possible to get Grub to automatically detect other OSs at boot-up?

I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive, no problems, and put the grub boot loader on the hard drive rather than the original computer. When I try to move the hard drive to my other computer, ...
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Installing Ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS 32-bit from CD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a server that i got. So i burn Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on a CD (It's a pretty old server) but when it boots i get nothing but this "- flashing" I tried two different ...
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reset root password

I have a computer that has Ubuntu as the OS. I don't get a LILO screen and the computer boots straight from the BIOS to the GUI. I don't know how to get the terminal window. I don't know what the ...
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Can anyone help me remove Ubuntu please

My son was using Windows 7 on his computer and decided he wanted to duel boot with Ubuntu, he attempted to shrink the partition but could not , so he downloaded another program to shrink but i think ...
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My Notebook Wont Pass Motherboard Boot Screen after Ubuntu

I've just installed an Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I had an windows 8 installed on it before. Created a new partition for installing the ubuntu through Easus Partition Master (Windows) The Linux ...
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GRUB2 issue after removing windows and reinstalling ubuntu

Short version Cannot restore EFI partition with boot repair. Create a proper partition AND put a /EFI/ folder into it, then used boot repair Original question I originally had a dual boot with win 8 ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04, then Ubuntu 15.04 and now lost Windows

My computer only had Windows 7 when I bought it. Because I am an amateur programmer, I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 (duual boot) For some personal reasons (stupid ones), I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg received a segmentation fault

I have corrupted either my /boot partition, dpkg, or both. I was trying to free up space on my /boot by removing old Linux images. Now my machine will not boot. when i try to reinstall Linux-images, ...
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Will it take 4s to mount / during boot?

I think my system is taking a lot of time to boot, especially between when I press enter to boot Ubuntu from GRUB and the Splash Screen. The splash screen takes less than 2 seconds to end, but it ...
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Creating a Debian ISO by merging all 3 iso parts to one for booting via usb [closed]

I've downloaded the Debian DVD installation images that's been split into 3 parts. I want to create a USB installation disk by merging all the 3 ISO to one ISO. Here's the list of the things i've ...
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Troubles installing Ubunto on a flash drive

I have a 128GB flash drive that I've been trying to boot Ubuntu onto. I formatted the drive to NTFS and followed these steps. It all works fine, almost. I can boot from the flash drive and it takes me ...
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can i hardware raid 0 windows 10 alongside ubuntu?

I am new to Linux. I would like to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 when it comes out next month. I game on my pc, and am using two Intel 480GB SSD's in RAID-0. (motherboard raid) yet Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu boots to “Read Only Filesystem” after Upgrading

I recently upgraded to 15.04, but when my computer restarted it wouldn't boot into gui and said it was a "read only file system" I came across this Ubuntu boots in read-only filesystem after upgrade! ...
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Will the Hard Drive be ever used for temporary storage when running Ubuntu from a USB bootable drive?

I was just wondering where temporary files (like temporary internet files, cookies, etc...) will be saved when running Ubuntu from a USB dongle. More generally I'm curious to know if on the Hard ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - display unclaimed - can boot only in recovery mode

I can select recovery mode as option then boot normally. This works. But Normal mode doesn't work. the command: sudo lshw -c display results in *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA ...
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Moving the boot partition

I have the current situation: As you can see there is a 500mb chunck to the left of the boot partition that I would like to recover. The final setup I want is: where I am leaving 22gb left to ...
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Can only reboot - not boot 14.04.2

I had a perfectly running system, after an update Ubuntu would boot into a black screen. I figured out it was an issue with the latest kernel and Nvidia Drivers, fixed everything but got a lot of ...
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Windows 7 installed on ubuntu but system not able to boot windows

I have recently installed windows 7 on ubuntu.. This is how I did it- first I made a ntfs partition for my windows 7 installation, then I made a bootable usb from an iso file of windows 7 , and I ...
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Suspend during upgrade to 14.04 caused CORRUPTION

An accidental suspend when my laptop was being upgraded from 12.04 (64bit) -> 14.04 (64bit) has stopped the system from starting up. It gets to GRUB and runs through the startup procedure but stalls. ...
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Install GRUB on the MBR of an HDD inside a Win7 machine

Install GRUB on the MBR of an HDD (non-boot, it's just IN THERE) inside a Win7 machine. It must be very simple. I just failed to successfully google my problem. I dont want dual boot, I dont want to ...
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boot from grub2 to windows 8 [duplicate]

I duel booted my windows 8 with Ubuntu. Ubuntu started to give many errors so I tried to uninstall it by destroying the partition. The problem is that I cannot return to windows 8 because my computer ...
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Recommended distribution for my laptop (problems with Ubuntu on HP Probook 655 G1)

I'm very new to Linux and after I installed ubuntu, I was pretty satisfied and could handle it pretty well. But I had several problems with my HP Probook 655 G1. Sometimes when I boot up, it won't ...
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Ubuntu USB isn't working

I have recently had a bit of trouble creating a boot-able USB drive for my Toshiba laptop. I have followed this tutorial about 10 times now and always get this message after I try to boot into Ubuntu: ...
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Bootloader/Grub can't boot but recovery works but still can't boot

Hi I have an issue with running ubuntu on sdcard The usb is 8gb and partitioned into : sda1 : 900MB (FAT32) sda5 : 512MB (swap) sda6 : 6GB (EXT4) root Ubuntu 15.04 is already installed. But when I ...
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14.04 64x “Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode 0x000000100”

After a power outage (unplanned shutdown), attempts to reboot Ubuntu Studio 14.04 are greeted with the subject line. Additional lines include; CPU: 7 PID 1 Comm: run-init Not tainted ...
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How to make Ubuntu the default boot OS on Chromebook ASUS 300

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on my Asus 300 chromebook but want to make it the default operating system when it is restarted. From the research I have done a command in crosh after I log into ...
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VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04, after update and reboot can't change size and other problems

After updating my Ubuntu virtualbox, I have encountered several problems: the copy-paste buffer is not the same from my host machine to the Ubuntu machine. I can't access shared drives I can't ...
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Gave up waiting for root device error even though UUID exists

I am a new linux user and this is the third time that I have (re)installed LXDE on my old laptop and on all occasions to get rid of this frustrating error message. I have tried the suggestions on ...
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Recover Ubuntu boot loader after Windows 8.1 installation

I've installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 15. Now there is only one bootable OS and that is Windows 8.1. How can I recover Ubuntu 15 boot loader?
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Will not boot normally or into recovery

Newbie here. Yesterday I put Ubuntu onto my laptop. Most things were working fine, except the shutdown command would not power off the device. Today, it will not boot normally or into recovery. Normal ...
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PXE Boot Problems /cdrom access denied

I am having issues with trying to PXE boot the latest Ubuntu 15.04 MATE image. I have mounted the ISO and copied the files to /tftpboot/nfs/ubuntu/ I am using syslinux, and followed this tutorial: ...
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Ubuntu14.04 VM is not starting

I created a Ubuntu VM on vSphere client some days ago it was running fine today its hard drive got full, I restart it now its not loading startup. I have extended the size of vmdk but still its not ...
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Laptop - Boots to black. Turn off, turn on - grub screen shows? Why?

I have a strange problem. As diverse and varied and redundant as boot-problems can be, and as odd as a sentence that uses "diverse" and "varied" together can be -- which in itself is redundant -- I'm ...
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Is there any utility like smartctl which gives identify data for an ATAPI device?

I want to know the identify data for the ATAPI device(CD/DVD ROM) I am using. I can get the same information using the smartctl --identify /dev/device for the ATA Hard Disk but the same is not ...
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Got stuck at splash screen of Lubuntu after selecting language

need some help here. I have an old tower (an HP Compaq d230MT) that my parents were going to throw into the trash. But I stopped them in order to try to see if I can extend its life using Linux, so I ...
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booting 15.04 live cd no signal via hdmi with GTX 970

Hello I did not install Ubuntu.The system that I'm running is Windows 8.1. However, I'm using Ubuntu often as a Live DVD. Ubuntu 14 is booting and running perfectly. But when I boot Ubntu 15 my ...
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Very slow boot with Ubuntu 15.04

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and it boots very slow after I deleted my swap partition, more than 100 seconds with SSD disk. I tried to upgrade to newer kernel, but it did not help me. What do you suggest?. ...
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How do I deal with the isw ERROR?

>>sudo update-grub Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported. Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-55-generic ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't boot on Dell XPS 13 2015

I wanted to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to the new Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell XPS 14 2015 Developer Edition, because most issues seemed to be fixed in the live version. Therefore I wiped the hole disk ...
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problem with selecting drive to install ubuntu 14.04

when I tried to install I selected the option to remove windows and install, but afterwards 1 TB space was deleted from all the partitions n installed.. when I tried making partitions, when I select ...
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How to install UbuntuTouch on a HP Slate 7 tablet [duplicate]

I've seriously been looking everywhere to find a way to change android 4.1.1 for the really cool looking UbuntuTouch. I tried a lot of things that might have worked but the main problem is that I have ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition and can't access Windows anymore

I'm a linux newbie and I need some help. I partitioned my HDD and managed to install Ubuntu 15.04 along with my pre-installed Windows 8.1, but when I tried it, it kept crashing and restarting by ...
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Ubuntu not booting properly with GTX 970

I'm having a problem with booting into Ubuntu 14.04 through my GTX 970 graphics card. I had installed it previously onto my system along with the NVIDIA driver and it was working fine for the most ...
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i2c-hid i2c-SYN1B7B:01:01 failed to retrieve report from device - problem during boot, device stops booting

My laptop is configured to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Windows 8 works fine, but when I try to boot into Ubuntu, sometimes, boot gets stuck at: i2c-hid i2c-SYN1B7B:01:01 failed to retrieve ...
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Download on Mac, run on Windows

I have a Compaq Presario cq62 (Windows) laptop with a dead hard drive. I want to install Ubuntu on a USB to make it usable again. Can I download Ubuntu for Windows on my wife's MacBook, then create a ...
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Installing onto Windows Vista which has no hard drive

My problem is that my computer is not receiving the flash drive that has the download on it. I change the boot drive order so it could pick up the USB flash drive first but nothing shows up. Please ...
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Help needed gparted

How to use G parted live usb on a Ubuntu installed PC who runs wireless if the grub does not recognizes the syslux on the usb flash drive? I have been trying several times to boot of the flash-drive ...
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Boot from USB, but run on auxiliary hard drive

Here us the deal. I have a Dell Vostro 1700 that a friend gave me because it died. On investigation I found that it no longer recognized the internal hard drives, but booted fine from an Ubuntu CD or ...
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fresh install 14.04, screen and wifi not working on reboot

I am having strange problems with ubuntu LTS, fresh install everything goes ok, no errors to be seen, works ok accept when i try to do a software shutdown or restart when it gets past the grub ...