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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How to boot from an old 3.5'' internal hard drive connected via an USB adapter?

The Windows XP of my father's old PC was utterly broken (no wonder), so I removed his 160 GB internal SATA-drive from his PC, took it at home, connected it via a universal USB connector for all kinds ...
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I want to resize my mount point partition of ubuntu 12.04 and install winndows 7 .HOw can I do that? [duplicate]

I want to resize the Ubuntu 12.04 partition and install Windows 7. How can I do that? Please refer to the screenshot of Gparted editor. I want to resize the dev/sda3 partition.
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GRUB menu lost in win 8 dual boot configuration after hard drive swap

Packard Bell imedia S2185 set to dual boot Win 8\ Ubuntu 14.04 and was using it to work on an embedded linux deployment. I had an issue on another PC and swapped over the hard-drives to see if the ...
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Xubuntu silent boot - how to prevent scrolling messages

I'm getting scrolling messages over 4 booting dots ( . . . . ), usually some warnings or start-up messages. Is there any way how to generally switch off all the messages? Clean installation of ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after bleachbit

I used bleachbit on my Ubuntu 14.10 system. After that I restarted the system and I get this message: SpamAssassin Mail Filter Daemon: diabled, see /etc/default/spamassassin * speech-dispatcher ...
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can't access wireless,files and usb in Ubuntu

I have been using Ubuntu full time for about 5 months now. For some reason, when I switched on my laptop after work it does not detect any wifi, it does not detect any USB (mouse or pen drive). It ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot From Grub2 After Installing Windows 8.1 And Using Boot Repair Black Screen [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu and wiped my hard drive and I liked it, But I wanted to install Windows 8.1 so I did in a separate partition, then the problem happened. I wasn't able to access Grub2 because of ...
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How can I RE-ENABLE USB boot …? [duplicate]

I have made a bootable USB. I have made 100s of them before. I have a dual boot pc, Kali and Ubuntu. I want to reinstall Kali from USB (alongside my UBUNTU), but the computer will not boot to USB ...
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X server doesn't start with network?

My Ubuntu system doesn't start the graphics when the network is connected. If network is connected, the system says "Ubuntu" at the loading screen but then goes to a blank screen. I can press alt+F2 ...
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Install Ubuntu on Local Network? [duplicate]

I have a Mac OS X machine and a Linux box both on the same local network. I can ssh into both and launch apps using ssh -X. My question is this: Can I remotely boot the Ubuntu installer located on ...
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Cannot start system after deleting password file

I wiped out the password file in root folder with the cat command, I tried to restart the system, but no longer works. What can or should I do? I learn well from mistakes, I have tried recovery mode ...
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Kernel updates will not install - boot partition full

I am running 14.04 LTS. Kernel updates will not install or uninstall. The boot space (approx 240Mb) is now full and using sudo apt-get autoremove, autoclean, clean or remove will not work. This all ...
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How to boot ubuntu from partition other than C:/ [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu from pen drive. I already had some free space on my hard disk, so i installed ubuntu there(90 GB space). After installation i was prompted to reeboot. when i reboot, windows 7 ...
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disk drive for /home is not ready yet or not present when loading Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 on VMware

Hi I have Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS installed on a VMware station. It has worked fine before but now when I open the virtual machine it goes thru the normal process of starting and stopping the ...
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Plymouth Interrupted during boot

I have installed a plymouth theme on my machine (Ubuntu Gnome 15.04) and before an update to systemd, everything worked. Now even with the kernel parameters as such: quiet loglevel=3 ...
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Installer is stuck when installing Ubuntu

I started installing Ubuntu this afternoon at 17:00. It is now 00:21 and it still hasn't finished. Is this normal? If I turn the machine off before it is finished, given that I've already formatted ...
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Booting Problem after removing old kernels

Reference my earlier posting David, many thanks for reply, sorry for delay, I was rushed away on an assignment. I have run boot repair, also tried the option to fix common problems, which had no ...
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When I restart Ubuntu after the install, it goes straight back to the USB GRUB.

So after I install Ubuntu, and restart as prompted, it goes to the USB loader. The live version off the USB works fine, however, if I remove the USB it states on the screen: ERROR: No boot disk has ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.02 on a live DVD appears to install but does not boot [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on an empty drive. Appeared to finish the install normallly. Removed the live DVD, hit enter, machine started a reboot. Post ok, monitor turned faintly purple, but no other ...
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Grub Rescue Can't Do Anything

Same problem as many other people, but I can't even go into BIOS because my keyboard is locked and the splash screen doesn't even show up. All i get is "grub rescue" and I can't type anything like the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS + Mac: Pure EFI Boot with BURG

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to my Macbook pro using as described in following article: UBUNTU + MAC: PURE EFI BOOT. So, now I want to replace grub2 with burg. I installed it using apt-get, and I ...
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grub problem realted to hd0 in 14.04 [closed]

What to do when I get an attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' error and Boot Repair does not solve the problem in 14.04? grub rescue>ls (hd0),(hd0,msdos5),(hd0,msdos1)
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Persistent Ubuntu on a USB drive

From the title, my question probably sounds very similar to old questions but as far as I can tell it is not. I've looked through many of those questions and have not found an answer to my complete ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 Partition!

When I was installing Ubuntu, I wanted it alongside Windows 7 so I had access to both. In the installation process, Ubuntu said "No other operating system detected" or something like that, so I follow ...
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Grub entry to boot clonezilla live from HD with SSH for remote backup! [closed]

Set Up : I have a server with no monitor and no access to it, and I would like to be able to make backups and/or restore backups before messing with server and/or in case it fails. Clonezilla DRBL and ...
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Update interrupted - now no booting possible, missing modules, dropping to a shell

I made the mistake to interrupt an update by shutting down my laptop. Now I cannot boot Ubuntu. It's giving me a black screen with missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls/dev) and alert! ...
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Why can't I boot into Ubuntu after installing and then erasing Fedora?

Original Question I'm trying to install Xubuntu on a 2015 Dell XPS 13 laptop, but I've been running into all sorts of bootloader-related problems. To make a long story short, I've installed several ...
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Can i safely update my Bios/Uefi using Wine and what does it change? [duplicate]

I've got a Acer Aspire V5-572G. My current uefi version is 2.01, from the official website i can see the most recent version is 2.10. After extracting all you get is an .exe file and on the website it ...
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UEFI not recognizing USB 3.0 drive [closed]

I would like to run Windows To Go on an external USB 3.0 drive and whenever it is plugged into my laptop, Windows should run instead of Ubuntu 14.04. I successfully installed and configured Windows ...
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Is it really possible to properly create a bootable USB of Ubuntu from Windows?

I was trying to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu from Ubuntu when some symbolic links errors appeared, which I explained in this question. There was no valid answer what these errors are, nor are they ...
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Ubuntu + Windows Fails [duplicate]

I want to put windows and Ubuntu together in one pc (seems possible xD). I reduce my hard drive to 150GB and install Ubuntu 14.04 on that. All easily. He installed all well and I restart it. Then ...
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Not enough boot space to install updates [duplicate]

I cannot install updates because it says "Not enough free disk space." I get the following message The upgrade needs a total of 92.5 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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FlashUSB error at installation

The problem goes as follows: After seeing how accessible Ubuntu is on my computer I decided to install it on my father's pc. I downloaded the latest ISO (32 bit as he has only 2 gbs of RAM) and used ...
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Booting only after restart

So there's the problem: I've installed LTS and all goes smoothly with just some hickups while moving apps from one workspace to another. Then, I gotta shut it down for the night. In the morning, ...
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Gaming mouse cause half minute freeze during boot

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS. My USB Corsair M65 Gaming Mouse causes PC to freeze for 30s at login screen. During this time, I cannot type and there is not mouse pointer. The same effect ...
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wont boot, freezes at purple screen, cant use terminal to fix at all. tried it already

installed ubuntu on a External HDD, wont boot first time installation ran after installing it to the HDD from windows and restarted. but it wont boot after that, it freezes at a purple screen. i ...
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Cant start Ubuntu from dvd device

I am a long time user of Ubuntu and I'm trying to get it runnning on this pc with preloaded windows 8.1 I have disabled secure boot and dealt with UEFI, when I enter the BIOS I have moved CD/DVD boot ...
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Disk Boot Failure after tring to remove windows from dual boot [on hold]

I kinda fucked up. I followed a guide on YouTube and ended up with this problem. Can I boot from an SD card to recover it? I am downloading an Ubuntu ISO image right now on my Android phone hoping ...
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no option of booting from pen drive

I made a full ubuntu installation on my pendrive, but now when I try to boot Ubuntu through my pendrive on some other system(already installed with ubuntu), there is no option of booting from ...
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grub and libfuse error

After I updated packages: gnupg gpgv libgcrypt11 libtiff5 (on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Linux version 3.13.0-48-generic) and then did an apt-get autoremove which removed: linux-headers-3.13.0-46 ...
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Can't install packages and problems with LILO boot [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu Server, following the instructions How to Install minimal Ubuntu on an old laptop Though Installation was successful, and I was presented with a bare-bones terminal OS, which ...
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Booting from USB and I have to pull out thumb drive and put it back in at startup

I have been booting from USB for awhile, and every time I reboot or start after a shutdown, the startup scripts (grub?) get stuck. It seems that the USB drive is unmounted at some point in the ...
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Trying to Fix MBR [migrated]

I first decided that I wouldn't need Windows anymore, so I deleted it when I installed Ubuntu (I realized how wrong I was: no visual studio nor texnic center). Now I tried getting Windows back, so I ...
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My Ubuntu splash scree wont show when booting

When I boot into Ubuntu 14.10 it shows a black screen with two lines of terminal for like a half second then goes to a black screen and stays there until my log on screen shows (about ten to twelve ...
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Installed Ubuntu and now cannot Boot into it!

I installed Ubuntu in my new machine.Before installing I made the following changes turned off the fast startup option in windows 8.1 changed the boot to legacy supported changed preference to ...
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Error on boot: no such partition grub rescue

I have a dual boot system (Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.02), However recently I have changed my motherboard and since then I am getting an error. I have reinstalled both of my operating systems and ...
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Xubuntu 14.10; How to do an ISO Installation directly from an internal hard drive

My little brother's laptop is a terrible computer and is currently crapping out on its use of Windows 7. I don't have any USB drives or disks and I don't know how to make a LiveCD anyways. I just ...
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My computer wont boot

So whenever I try to boot ubuntu on my PC it will go to a purple screen with no text and then it will switch to a black screen with a bunch of white text. Please help me if you can.
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Transferring drive w/ Ubuntu to another computer - won't boot

I have a SSD with ubuntu 14.10 working on one Thinkpad T440s, and I'm trying to transfer it to another. Unfortunately, the new computer is not booting the SSD. I've tried playing with the UEFI options ...
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Failure to boot

I have repeatedly installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 desktop i386 alongside Windows XP on my Dell Dimension 2400 several times in the past several days and each time the installation claims that it has ...