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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Cannot switch back to Windows 8.1 after trying out Ubuntu

Hello Internet friends. I am a little worried about my current situation. Let me unfold the whole story. Eager to discover new horizons, I read a little bit about Linux earlier. I only know a little ...
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Ubuntu partitionation and boot does not work

I wanna create a second partition with gparted for my Windows but it wont work, i have a 1TB HDD and Ubuntu says that 1TB oft it is used, but only 50GB is used. So i can create an partition of 44Mib ...
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System time is lost on re-boot

When I installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server (using gnome) on this computer (single boot) the RTC/CMOS battery was not installed. Consequently when there is no internet connection (for ntp) the RTC clock ...
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Mac install problems - stalls during boot

I'm trying to install v 14.04.1 LTS on my Mac - it's the first time I have installed Ubuntu so I am being a bit cautious. I created a USB installer and managed to boot OK and reached the install ...
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How can I correct logical bad sectors in HDD in Ubuntu?

During boot time I found that my hard disk had logical errors in different sectors. I did my research and ran this command: sudo badblocks -sv /dev/sda1 > bad-blocks-result This command created ...
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I receive “INFO @wi_cf80211_attach : Registered CFG8021 phy” on start up. What does it mean?

When I boot up my laptop (Dell inspiron 1545) I receive this after grub menu: [ 14.180431] INFO @wi_cf80211_attach : Registered CFG8021 phy Any idea? It doesn't affect anything just would save ...
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What is taking up 320 seconds on my bootup?

Hi I've run a dmesg after booting with a kernel with loglevel=7. [ 19.439254] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: xHCI xhci_drop_endpoint called with disabled ep ffff88080e62f248 [ 19.439255] xhci_hcd ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo y510p?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu (64bit) onto my Lenovo y510p. I partitioned 150GB of space, created a UEFI boot device with my flash drive, and was able to load into a live version of Ubuntu. My ...
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Bootable pendrive with windows 8

After formatting pendrive on ntfs setting bootable flag, installing grub and coping windows installation files to pendrive eg. win fodler how to set grub.cfg to boot windows from pendrive win folder ? ...
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ubuntu 14.10: general error mounting filesystems

I just install Ubuntu 14.10 (I had 14.04.1), it has been working fine, but suddendly...yesterday to be precisely...it won't boot, it's just giving the msg: General Error Mounting filesystems A ...
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How to recover a usb which was made bootable using dd tool

I was trying to create a Kali installation suite on my 16 GB sandisk pendrive. I used the dd command and umount to mount the iso into my USB. After the installation is complete I formated my pendrive ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 LTS On Other HDD

Please Help Me Hello and Good Evening, 1st... I had a Computer With 80 GB SATA HDD. So I recently Upgrade to ubuntu 14.4LTS. But Somehow My PC is Going to be Shutdown. 2nd I bought a New Computer ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic server hangs during boot

Freshly installed Utopic hangs during boot after * Starting save udev log and update rules However, if I go into rescue mode and immediately back by selecting resume, system boots up. I suspect, ...
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How to show boot messages in 14.10?

I am trying to show the boot messages but all I get is an almost black screen until I see the login manager. I removed quiet and splash I removed quiet and splash and added noplymouth I removed ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro Yosemite

I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook pro running Yosemite. I installed "refind" and it works, I created a bootable pendrive with ubuntu using unetbootin, but when I turn on my mac and I ...
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After Windows 8.1 update, I can't boot into ubuntu

Whenever I start my computer, it boots directly to Windows 8.1 without giving me an option to boot into ubuntu. Grub was working fine, but after a minor update to Windows, now it doesn't even show up ...
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How to boot from a flash drive?

I've installed Ubuntu on a Surface (which no longer has windows). That was an accident. Now I am trying to reinstall Windows over Ubuntu. Eventually, I'd like to successfully dual-boot Windows and ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 on Bay Trail Tablet does not boot whether with Live or Grub after install

I've successfully installed Xubuntu 14.04.1 AMD64 on my asus t100 bay trail tablet, I know that I have to setup grub after install because I need a grubia32.efi file (I think that works with ...
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Installling Ubuntu on older computer that does not seem to recognise cd drive

I want to install Ubuntu on an older pc that is running Windows 98. I burned a cd download, but when I put it into the cd drive nothing happens (the disc is recognized as Ubuntu in Windows 8). I've ...
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Xubuntu Conflicting With BIOS

OK, so i installed Ubuntu on a hard drive the other day so i took that hard drive and kept it in my storage (place where i normally keep my hard drives). When i put it back in my computer it was ...
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After my Disc partition, when i try to open my C: disc i get this message. Help please! [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/santiago/7E460D8D460D46FD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda4" ...
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Win7 won't resume from sleep/hibernation

I read many posts about this problem, but most of them consider the user a linux expert who knows what he's talking about :/ I would really appreciate it if someone can solve this problem for a ...
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ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell HP Desktop

i'm in a situation similar to the one described in this post ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell as said in my replies to that post i have 2 internal hard drives, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting system without full network configuration

I've messed around with my network settings lately and I have no idea what I've done, but now my wifi doesn't seem to be working right. When I boot my system up I get the message booting system ...
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How to fix Missing operating system after ms-sys

I need your help. I've uninstalled ubuntu and removed his partition from Windows 7. After I restarted I had the "error: no such partition" so I used this guide to restore the windows bootloader... ...
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gnu parted to recover mac os install

after bad luck with boot-camp I-m not able to boot my mac os partition anymore, only the windows one appears. Ive booted via USB a live Ubuntu release, and all my folders are in place I can-t see ...
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Boot-Repair doesn't fix the boot for Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (trusty)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my laptop (Samsung ATIV Book Lite 9 - NP905S3G-K08TR). After a pure installation run into boot problem and tried Boot-Repair. Actually, boot-repair seems ...
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Dual boot MS Surface PRO issues

I'm trying to successfully get my Surface Pro to dual boot Ubuntu, alongside windows 8.1, using a 128gb SD card I came across a guide (Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu?) and followed it, but there ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on another partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a system that is not solely mine so I want to install Ubuntu alongside the existing Windows system. I already tried to "Alatnen" [unclear to the editor] but I erased ...
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Failed Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14 - No operating system found

Please help, my situation is as below: I decided to give a try to dual boot windows 8.1 (Preinstalled with VAIO S on RAID0 (Intel RST)) and Ubuntu 14. However, all my boot entry on efi boot (left ...
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 Over windows 8.1 i'm unable to boot from my DVD Drive

Fun story, i had Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 both installed on my pc. When attempting to re install it detected Ubuntu and said if i wanted to replace that i was like ooh nice, now i don't have to change ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my MacBook Pro, but now when I try to start the computer I just get a blinking icon that tries to tell me that I haven't got any OS installed. I've heard that rEFInd ...
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Lubuntu 14.04.1 two minute boot delay - why?

I am using a stock install of Lubuntu 14.04.1 32bit with not much else done other than adding some packages I like (R, Octave, etc), installation of the rt2800usb module to get my wifi adapter ...
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Boot issues on Inspiron M5010 when installing 64 bit Ububtu 14.04. Help!

This is my first time using Ubuntu. I bought a wiped computer from ebay and I'm just trying to install Ubuntu OS. I downloaded the software, formatted my USB to Fat 32. I used UUI and Yumi both to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow boots with way too much disk access [on hold]

I have an Intel dual-core 3GHz, 8 MB RAM DDR3, 1-1 drive, 1-120 running Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booting to WinXP as needed. My problem is at Ubuntu boot-up,the boot stalls while waiting for hard drive to ...
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Ubuntu Splash Screen Background

I am not new to Ubuntu or anything, but I am just wanting to dabble a little deeper into Ubuntu's Inner workings. I was wondering if somebody could tell me how I can set a picture as Ubuntu's Splash ...
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unable to boot win7 after installing ubuntu

hello i am new to Ubuntu and Linux too, Recently i replaced Ubuntu with win7 after that when i tried to install win back for using both OS i got a problem. its not installing win7 or other versions of ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0 problem

I have windows 8.1 pre-installed.Then I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 Firstly in grub,windows 8 was not shown.Then I have updated GRUB and it shows the windows 8 but whenever I try to launch it.It gives ...
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how to make my 32-bit kernel 64-bit

so I recently bought a laptop, so that means all my hardware is 64-bit and when I decided to switch over to ubuntu, I made sure that it is a 64-bit operating system. But when I try to run programs ...
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Strange problem with Ubuntu booting [duplicate]

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. And I have some difficulties with it. USB-devices not always turn on as the computer loads. When I start my computer, my USB-devices (mouse and external disk ...
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Installing Windows 7 to usb that is bootable PLEASE HELP! [duplicate]

I have a Asus NoteBook with no DvD drive I want to install Windows 7(I currently have Ubuntu so im asking how to do it on Ubuntu) onto my 32 Gb USB WinUSB isn't working Neither is UnetBootIn Or all ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB? Please Help!

I have a Asus NoteBook (Refurbished no DvD Drive) and I recently installed Windows Technical Preview (Windows 10) to test it out. After 3 weeks of having it installed I wanted Windows 7 on my laptop ...
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Running service spacenavd start not same as /etc/init.d/spacenavd start

I have an application which makes use of a 3dconnexion space mouse. It works fine when using the spacenavd daemon however I'm having issues getting the daemon to run at boot or as a service. $ sudo ...
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Black Screen with cursor - Booting from HardDisk & LiveCD

I've formatted my PC and installed Windows 8 & Ubuntu 14.04. I've been working like 1 week with the computer with both OS without any problem My motherboard is Asus M2N32 Suddenly, one day the ...
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Reallocate partition space from /boot to /

This is how my harddisk is partitioned currently. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 386G 361G 5.9G 99% / none 4.1k 0 4.1k 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev ...
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USB copy of 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot Thinkpad r50e in Try option

I have Ubuntu 14.04 loaded onto USB drive. {update - ubuntu loaded onto USB using pendrivelinux using a different PC} On startup I can select the USB drive for boot, get the Ubuntu menu, choose "try ...
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No grub after switching to “boot in secure mode” (Windows8) after Ubuntu being installed

I installed successfully Lubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows8. Being tired of seeing "Booting in insecure mode..." as the PC turned on, I enabled again "boot in secure mode" from Win. As a result the Grub ...
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Mac Mini late 2012 14.10 Server won't boot after install

I have installed (and reinstalled multiple times) Ubuntu Server 14.10 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (late 2012). The install media is a USB drive. The computer is connected to the internet through ethernet ...
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Unable to recover Ubuntu with boot repair disk: No boot loader is installed in the MBR [on hold]

My machine running Ubuntu 14 randomly stopped working. I'm unable to boot. I tried using the boot repair disk, but to no avail. Here's the output of the boot repair attempt: ...
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Is there an alternative to using “sleep 1” in Upstart pre-start script? [closed]

I am running a rails app on Ubuntu 12.04 I was having difficulty getting the service to start on boot. The only thing that solved this issue was to add a "sleep 1" to my pre-start script. I am ...