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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1min+ Boot Time. Bootchart linked

This is my first post, let me know if more information is needed or if I presented it poorly. I'm running a Latitude | E6410 on 14.04 with Nvidia graphics. I have uploaded the bootchart image as you ...
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Error after installing Lubuntu 14.04 through liveUSB

A friend asked me to install ubuntu on his toshiba NB 200 netbook to replace windows xp. I formatted the flash drive, ran an nb5sum check on the iso and after running netbootin , I checked the drive ...
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Restarted my laptop while installing the new 14.04 and now can't make it to start up

While I was installing the new Ubuntu version, my laptop was re-started and now I'm not able to make it to load or start up. What should I do?
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GRUB is not Booting Correctly

I have a PC with three hard disks. Windows 7 is installed on the first, Ubuntu 14.04 is installed on the third. After I re-booted, it went straight to Windows 7. So I tried explicitly telling my PC ...
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Boot problem in Ubuntu 14.04

after cold starting Ubuntu 14.04, I had a severe problem during booting: mounting /dev/loop0 on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mounting /dev on /root/sys failed: No such file or ...
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grub doesn't load after installing windows8.1 [closed]

I am using Linux mint cinnamon 16 Petra and i had a dual boot grub on it! I updated my windows 8 to 8.1 and then grub disabled and i was not able to work with mint! then i booted Linux from a DVD and ...
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Adding a Path to $PATH

My java files are in /home/joe/Learning/Java folder, but can not run them in home directory. Works fine when I change to the specific directory. How can I add this to my $PATH. I tried so many. but ...
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Can Startup Disk Creator make a bootable CD/DVD?

I cannot create a bootable DVD disc using "Startup Disk Creator." It is creating bootable USB drives smoothly, but it shows "no space" when trying to create a bootable DVD disc. We need to create a ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 needing a complicated boot process on Acer aspire E 11

I have installed Ubuntu 14.4 on a Acer Aspire E 11 running windows 8. When I boot, I have to use the grub menu to enter recovery mode. From there, I must choose resume to have a normal boot or else it ...
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how to customize or replace ubuntu grub like openSUSE's grub?

I want to customize my grub like openSUSE like this, it have distro icon, have not wide highlight selection, etc I have been using grub customizer but still cannot produce like openSUSE's have. How ...
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Bootable usb stick not boots

i have problem. My bootable usb stick not boots any linux distribution.. it just stop at BIOS, like before turning on OS, but it does nothing. Windows xp/7/8.1 installs boots perfectly. It stopped ...
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Ubuntu Boot Slow - Late Drive Access

So I just installed Ubuntu on a brand new Samsung 840 Pro SSD and have noticed that it is slower than expected. The LED access light doesn't start blinking until after 20 seconds or so have passed, ...
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Question about dual booting

I'm very new to Ubuntu(and any non-windows OS in general) and I'm currently running windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booted. I'm not the only person to use this computer, so I was wondering if it was ...
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No Boot Option After Install

Hello recently I built a computer with an msi 970A-G43, AMD FX 6300, and GSkill Ripjaw 2gb ram and was wondering if there's any compatibility issues because after installing Ubuntu it does not show up ...
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My dual-boot Ubuntu/Windos boots right into Windows

I'm running a dual-boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. After reinstalling both OSs several times my System boots right into Windows. Some information I gathered: If I have a bootable USB ...
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The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened(Error during installation)

I have using ubuntu for the past 6 months, I tried adding edubuntu desktop to my ubuntu and there the problem started I couldn't login to desktop again, everytime I login it will ask me to login. So I ...
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I'm not getting GRUB menu

I installed ubuntu as second os(I have windows 8 built-in) on my Sony Vaio svf219, but my pc directly boots into windows 8 without asking specific os to boot.Please Help me to solve this out. Thanks ...
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Unable to boot 12.04 after recent software installation

Rephrased my question after Eliah Kagan's suggestion. I dont mind going back to 12.04 and trying to fix my problem. My first real serious Ubuntu problem. When I invoked the command make install for ...
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How to boot from toshiba recovery partition after installing ubuntu 14.04.1? [duplicate]

Im new here and have not found a post even close to this so here it is: i installed ubuntu 14.04.1 over my Windows 7 Home Premium installation. didn't loose any important data.skip to when the ...
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Trying to clean Install windows 8 after Ubuntu has been successfully installed onto my system [duplicate]

Hello to all Ubuntu users. I am posting this message as my last resort to try and solve some issues I am having with my system. Here is some technical info: My laptop is Lenovo G500s Notebook, 8gb ...
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Killed IBM T42 trying to boot from usb

Downloaded Ubuntu desktop iso, (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/thank-you?country=US&version=14.04.1&architecture=i386), to my desktop & installed to a 4g sd card using a usb2 card ...
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NFS share not mounted from fstab after upgrade to 14.10 [closed]

My fstab is okay, and was working fine before the upgrade. I can mount the share in the terminal without issues. I suspect that either the network is not all the way up, or my system hasn't loaded ...
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Ubuntu not showing as boot option in BIOS

I'm having loads of problems using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit in a machine with Win8 preinstalled. I have tried installing it 3 different times, using different configurations. The one i'm with now has a ...
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Cannot access desktop after downloading 14.04 upgrade

I recently downloaded 14.04 on my System 76 computer to upgrade from 12.04 and now when I boot up my computer, it defaults to the "GNU GRUB V 1.99-Ubuntu3.1" screen with the option to boot up with ...
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Kubuntu 12.04.4 usb installation fails

When I insert and boot my usb stick with Kubuntu 12.04.4 on it, it shows me the screen "try kubuntu"/"install kubuntu". Then I click on the first one, the graphic goes away and sends me on a ...
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Problems restoring grub

I have used fsarchiver to move the content of my old hard drive on a new bigger SSD. Basically, one partition with Ubuntu 12.04. Everything went fine. But now I can not boot. I used GPT and I also ...
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boot issue after cy with dd command (error : file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found)

I'm running Ubuntu through a 16GB USB having one partition for the OS and one dedicated for swap and all is working well. I wanted to make a copy of this usb key to a 32Gb key to increase the ...
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How to switch remotly from Ubuntu and Windows 7 and viceversa?

i'm looking around, if anyone have a suggestion on how to switch from Ubuntu and windows 7 (and viceversa) while working remotely. Actually, i'm using the windows loader (BCD) on MBR, and i have 2 ...
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How to set USB flash drive as first boot device in dell inspiron 15

i m trying to install ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 using USB flash drive using USSB installer. But in booting sequence there are only two boot options. Legacy boot and UEFI boot mode. Can anyone tell me ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boot stuck on *Checking battery state… [OK] [duplicate]

On startup after the purple screen the boot sequence gets stuck on *Checking battery state... [OK], I am stumped, any ideas?
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Running an old version of some software

I don't want to mingle in any backstory, but all that needs to be known is that I have a computer with Ubuntu on it and I am trying to install Windows 8 from an ISO. I am using the guide that can be ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS login loop

I'm asking this because initially, my problem was a power failure during installation so I typed the following instructions in the maintenance shell: sudo mount -o remount,rw / sudo dpkg ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1, after installation the computer boots back to installion page

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Toshiba. The installion was successful and was required to be restarted. After the restart I am brought back to the GNU installation page. The only option I have ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - after update it boots in command line only (no windows manager)

I have Ubuntu 12.04, which has been working great for me since I installed it a year ago. Yesterday I ran the updates that update manager recommended. (Last time I ran updates before was about a week ...
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Can I create Bootable ISO from Copy of Disk?

According to this question, I can create bootable iso file because Disk (media source) is bootable but consider If I have not Bootable disk of OS (ex: Ubuntu 14.04) but only copy of that Disk in my ...
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Can't Reboot into Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu

I am newb in Ubuntu. Currently I am using an Acer V11 laptop with a pre-intalled Windows 8.1. I follow some guideline ...
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After installation Ubuntu 14.04 does not start

I installed Ubuntu 14 successfully, but at the end of the process when the system restart the following message appears and the system does not respond: Wait-for-state stop/waiting Stooping rsync ...
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Endless text loop while booting Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu today (using WUBI) and when booting, after GRUB screen there is text showing up rapidly. The text is looped. On the left side, it says Starting (and in line below it says Stopping), ...
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Regarding boot repair [duplicate]

I've repaired grub using boot repair disk x64. I've windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 on laptop both are working properly. I want to reinstall windows copy but it fails to boot from DVD and win 7 iso through ...
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Create bootable USB of Ubuntu on Mac for a failed partial ubuntu install

So I have 3 computers at my disposal, and would like to wipe my failed partial ubuntu update on COMP1 (which is also locked out from incorrect logins) (originally 12.04, failed partial of 14.04) and ...
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kickstart installation problem while booting the system

I want to install the ubuntu 12.04 desktop I have prepared the kick-start file and I kept at /var/www/ks.cfg #Generated by Kickstart Configurator #platform=x86 #System language lang en_US #Language ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8.1 dual boot fails after distribution upgrade - no GRUB menu! [duplicate]

I have been successfully using both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro C50 since May 2014. After performing a "Distribution Upgrade" via the update manager GUI this morning the ...
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Both Feet Shot Off: Can boot neither ubuntu nor windows

I had kubuntu running in separate dual-boot lashup. When I booted, Ubuntu came up as the first option. Preparing to install Mint, I deleted the kubuntu partition and created and formatted a mew Mint ...
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(SYSLINUX QUESTION) How to launch command prompt once syslinux boots up [on hold]

I have created a bootable USB drive using SYSLINUX I am booting my x86 system correctly. Once system boots I want to stop at console (command prompt) where I can type linux commands (cd etc) and run ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 will not load - stops in tty1 [on hold]

I was following some "guides" on how to clean my system and have cleaned it so well that it doesn't work anymore. Example: in synaptic, I completely removed all packages in "Not installed: residual ...
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Help installing?

I'm having a really big problem with installing Ubuntu on my computer. It seems that when I try to install from BIOS from the CD, nothing happens, and when I say nothing happens it boots up my ...
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Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.03 but system will not boot!

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.03 but system will not boot! The screen says: udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is unconfigured. Gave up waiting for root device. Common Problems: ...
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Mounting Disk by UUID - FIle Or Directory Does Not Exist? [duplicate]

I have a ubuntu server (14.04) with a few issues. It's rackmountable, but running the desktop version of Ubuntu. It has 3 HDD bays and 1 internal SSD running the OS. Only one of the HDD bays is being ...
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Booting an installed Ubuntu in an USB from Windows 8.1

So I have bought an Asus Transformer Pad T100 and it contains Windows 8.1. It also has a Micro SD card slot that contains a 16GB Micro SD card. So I have installed Ubuntu on the card and now is it ...
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Make Win7 Bootable After Ubuntu/Kubuntu Install

I had a Win7 install on a raid array (sda...) and added a second drive (sdf) for installing Linux. Installed Ubuntu initially using a Grub boot loader (no problem, Win7 still bootable), but then ...