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 won't boot after using Ubuntu Tweak Janitor [duplicate]

I ran Ubuntu Tweak's janitor function and now Ubuntu won't start. When I start the computer the screen shows the Ubuntu logo screen, then it just goes blank instead of displaying the login screen. ...
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Plop boot menu in ubuntu

I have an old sony laptop that doesn't support booting from USB and its CD ROM drive is broken. Previously I was able to boot from USB through plop boot manager, but recently I deleted partitions and ...
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stored iSCSI information target in Ubuntu 14.04 boot

We are doing some testing with iSCSI boot of Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a large bed of diskless clients. We installed one client to an iSCSI target rbd_base and then shut down and cloned the volume and ...
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All processes on how to install ubuntu on new formatted hardisk

i installed ubuntu successfully but when i boot the PC, it tells me that it cant find any bootable device unless i put the usb stick back in. i have done the installation more than 5 times still ...
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Auto boot Linux. Hide boot menu with Grub 2

I've read the forum but it seems my grub boot menu doesn't follow the form of the config file. I would like the menu to not appear unless shift is pressed. My current /etc/default/grub is: ...
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Ubuntu and Mint Dual Boot— GRUB rescue---LILO-GRUB2

I have long and interesting story to share and need desperate help. I consider myself n beginner linux user not absolutely a noob. I have dual boot system with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 13.10. ...
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Help booting from disk

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my computer, but I would like to get Windows back onto it. The only problem is that I can't boot from any CD/USB/SD, all I get is the GRUB boot menu, ...
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unable to boot 12.04

I have my hp probook 445 g1 ubuntu installed factory state. I was running out of boot space on my PC so I installed ubuntu-tweak to clean it.But it didn't worked. After that an error symbol is placed ...
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Booting ubuntu iso file from grub menu

I follow Grub2 ISO boot guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot here is my menu for iso booting menuentry "Ubuntu 14.04 Live" { set isofile="/lilw/os/ubuntu.iso" loopback ...
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Problem after Ubuntu boots !!! 14.04 LTS 64 bit

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS edition 64 bit. For the last few weeks, Ubuntu is booting properly, after I enter the password ... everything goes black and it shows nothing at all. I do not know what ...
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Boot device not found after installation of Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0.4

After earlier problems with a dual boot setup with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 I decided to start with a clean install of windows 8.1 and installed ubuntu after that. After the installation of Ubuntu ...
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booting problem with windows preinstalled

hello every one when i am trying to boot using the usb stick it is showing some error as unable to boot or some service failure type of thing .i am presently working with Windows and want to explore ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Screen is black after closing the lid, reboot does NOT work, completly unresponsive, HELP

computer: samsung N150, OS: Lubuntu 14.04, dual boot with windows 7 I am a non-experienced user. I got a black screen after closing the lid, and restarting the computer from the on/off button does NOT ...
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Black screen after update was interrupted by laptop switching off [closed]

I completely messed up my things, I was using ubuntu 14.10, yesterday I was updating it and during the installation my laptop got switched of as it ran out of battery and then I do not know what ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Empty desktop on boot

My laptop worked fine earlier today, but just now I started it up and logged in, but my desktop is empty, my panels/toolbars/status bars are gone, and while I can move the mouse, right-clicking does ...
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14.04 LTS 64 Bits booting trouble

When I try to boot Ubuntu, first I get the grub options and then I choose to boot. After this, the screen gets full of 1111111111111 and then continues to Ubuntu logo with some commands that are ...
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Factory Restore Windows? [duplicate]

Hello, So recently I dual-booted my Windows system with Ubuntu, then I decided remove Windows and install Ubuntu 14.04. Before that, I'm using Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 8. I have a Toshiba ...
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how do I boot ubuntu on an hp envy m6 with windows 8 originally?

I'm installing ubuntu on someones computer after repairing it as they asked, but I did not expect to need a password and boot into windows to be able to boot ubuntu. How do i configure it and get it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS triple boot

I've already installed both Windows 7 dual boot and want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside them while I trying install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hasn't saying multiple OSs only says this computer has ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu 12.04

I have my hp probook 445 g1 ubuntu installed factory state. I was running out of boot space on my PC so I installed ubuntu-tweak to clean it.But it didn't worked. After that an error symbol is ...
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Removing fallback efi from refind

I've installed the latest refind to manage a ssd partitioned with OSX and Ubuntu. This has been working great and has been set up exactly how I wanted it until a recent dist-upgrade. For some reason ...
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Replacing os, boot loader not showing

I know many have asked this before but their problem is either: it directly boot to windows or does not boot at all. But my problem is slightly different and fixing this might also be different or ...
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Operating system not found - tried everything

As the title says, I get the freakin' "Operating system not found" when I try to boot up my netbook. A little bit of history Back in 2012 my netbook prompted the message for the first time. I just ...
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14.04 won't run, ubuntu, lubuntu, kubuntu all tried [closed]

So originally when asked to upgrade I accepted and 14.04 installer ran fine but when finished and I needed to restart, it would not boot. I tried fresh install of 14.04 with lubuntu, ubuntu and ...
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Gateway Laptop not booting Ubuntu from USB

I have a Gateway MX8738 and when I try to boot my USB with the Ubuntu ISO on it it doesn't work. The POST screen stays stuck loading. Does the .iso need to be in a different format or do there have to ...
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UEFI install (14.04) boots to GRUB command prompt, no GUI [migrated]

I just installed zorin 9 core (14.04) on my Hard-Disk in UEFI mode. But, when I boot, all that comes up is a GRUB2 command line. I've searched for solution and came up with this command configfile ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu (tried with 3 different USB Flash drive)

USB sticks- Generic 4GB, 2.0 ADATA Pro, 3.0 Sandisk Extreme, 3.0 Img files: 2 x ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64 (redownloaded twice, in case of corruption) 1 x ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64 -- current ...
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black screen on Ubuntu 14.04 Install

I am trying to install Ubuntu from a 4gb flash drive to another 16gb flash drive, both fat32 format. I am running an AMD radeon r7 250 and 16gb system RAM. When I select "try Ubuntu without ...
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No option to boot up from live cd

So I've been trying non-stop to get Xubuntu Linux for 3 days now and I keep running into new problems. The problem I have now is that whenever I try to boot up from a live cd in the Windows 8 version ...
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Unable to repair GRUB with Boot Repair

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, which came with Win 8.1 preinstalled, with UEFI of course. So, I disabled secure boot and I installed without much interruption, but I realized that I could only boot ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8 Issues NO ANSWER ANYWHERE [duplicate]

I'm having so many issues installing booting Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that I installed Windows 8.1 on first. I created a bootable USB drive, went through the Ubuntu installation setup, and then when ...
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Help on Ubuntu for powermac G5

Here's my problem I have the powermac G5 tower. When I tell Ubuntu 12.04 to install I get to tell it to install the screen gos white then black. After in 2mins the screen is still black and the tower ...
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Failed boot…? [duplicate]

So here's the order in which things happen after turning on the computer: It shows the motherboard splash screen quickly. It goes to a screen where the options are to boot Ubuntu and do a couple of ...
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How to set up GRUB2 password in an easy way?

I need to setup password for GRUB2 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64. The setup I am trying to reach is to have [e]dit and [c]onsole options protected by password, but booting of operating system entries ...
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imgburn I/O error when trying to start program

So I'm trying to burn Xubuntu to a live cd and run off of that. The problem is though that when I even try to start the program the menu comes up but none of the options are available. I can't even go ...
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computer boots to command line

I have a lenovo G575 laptop which had its hard drive replaced with an ssd, and ubuntu 12.04 installed. It has worked for a year without any noticible problems. All of a sudden the laptop boots to ...
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iSCSI auto startup at boot 14.04

I'm running Trusty Tahr (14.04) server. I've attached an iscsi disk and mounted it, mkfs, etc. works great, if I do it manually. I'd much prefer to have my box mount the disk at boot so I've modified ...
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Problems with installing Ubuntu from USB

I deleted the Ubuntu partition that I had in my computer, GRUB is gone so I can't access Windows. To fix that I tried to reinstall Ubuntu using a USB, but I only get a boot error message. I think the ...
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Grub2 cannot see my new external USB hard drive, but sees an older one

I am trying to boot Ubuntu-studio (current version) from a new Seagate 2TB expansion USB drive on an old system (PC) whose BIOS doesn't know how to boot from USB. No problems with either the install ...
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ubuntu will not boot from hard drive after installation

I made a live DVD with Ubuntu 14.04 for a new Toshiba laptop, Satellite C55-B5200. First I found that ubuntu booted easily, though slowly, from DVD. Then I selected installation from the grub menu ...
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error while booting xubuntu 14.04

I get a message on the screen every time I load xubuntu 14.04 on my xp mini, which says: " Support for core revisions 0x17 and 0X18 disabled by module paron allhusupport=0. Try013.allhusupport=1. ...
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Grub2 on LVM: How can I switch between alternate root LVs?

I have a working setup of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (precise) installed on a LVM Volume (/dev/vg0/root). /boot is on the same LV, and Grub2 boots nicely from it using its own raid/lvm/xfs modules. Great ...
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Clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 onto SSD fails to boot. Single OS

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto my laptop. I removed the Windows 8.1 drive and put in a brand new SSD and installed Mint 14 (Petra) first. It wouldn't boot. I decided to have a crack at ...
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Problem booting up [duplicate]

I tried downloading Ubuntu on my computer with Windows 8. I followed all the steps. I have it downloaded on my hard drive and on a flash drive, and I can't boot up from either of them. When I reboot ...
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MD5 says the checksum is correct but still “Check finished: errors found in 2 files”

I'm attempting to dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu but I can't quite seem to create a USB boot drive without errors. Twice now I have downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64 from the official website, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Won't boot

I have been trying to install Ubuntu for some time but it won't boot at all. I followed the instructions on the Ubuntu website to make a bootable USB drive (I used Pen-Drive-Linux ). Then I changed ...
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Ubuntu VM won't boot: “No init found .Try passing init=bootarg”

After restarting a server, I got to restart some VMs hosted on it. But a Ubuntu VM won't start: here's what shows up after running the VM via Virtual Manager: Boot from (hd0,0) ext4 ...
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Black screen after accidentally deleting the `.Trash-1000` folder [closed]

I dualboot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 on my machine. I accidentally deleted the .Trash folder and all data inside. Booting back into Ubuntu I only get a black screen, but i can access to guest account ...
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How to Interpret boot-repair pastebin results

I am dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. After some (probably ill-informed) mucking around with EaseUS Partition Manager in Windows 8, my Windows Boot Manager won't boot Windows. Here is the pastebin ...