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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Can't install Ubuntu 16.04 or any linux distro

So I recently rebuilt my desktop because the older parts were just slowing down my gaming. But now, I can't install ANY distro of linux on my system. I burn my ISOs in DD, and the live USB is ...
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when i run ubuntu the fan make noise and run load [on hold]

hey guys i really tired of looking for any way to solve this problem when i run Ubuntu the fan start making noise and works loud my laptop is dell inspiron 15 3421 i3
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Grub2 doesn't display correctly - most of the time (inspiron 1090)

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini Duo (1090) with a 16GB samsung SSD and a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 installation. My issue is with Grub2. Most of the time, when the laptop starts up, all I get is a blank maroon ...
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Ubunutu won't boot when secondary storage drive is removed

I have a secondary storage drive installed in the optical drive. If I remove this drive I cannot boot and get dumped into emergency mode. When I put the drive back in, I have no problems. Is there ...
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Problem flashing Ubuntu Touch Firmware on Aquaris M10 (frieza)

I have the new bq Aquaris M10 tablet. The device was recognized by my Linux machine using adb devices. I tried making my filesystem writable using phablet-config writable-image. Well, this turned ...
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Can't boot up a persistent Live USB with Ubuntu 15.10/16.04

So I've created a bootable live usb with Lili and UNetbootin without persistence, which boot up perfectly fine, but when I shrink the partition and create an ext2 or ext4 partition labeled casper-rw ...
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Access to hard-drive when machine won't boot

Recently I tried to downgrade my kernel (from 3.13 to 2.6.24), and I made sure that the 2.6.24 kernel compiled and installed without any errors. I also updated the grub file to boot with the newly ...
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Easybcd not detecting Linux Grub

Firstly, I'm an amateur (read novice). I "successfully" (that was the message) installed ubuntu ion my windows 10 system. However, Grub was not detected either at startup or by Easybcd and in ...
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How should I solve “ACPI PCC probe failed” in Linux Mint? [closed]

Just yesterday I had installed Linux Mint. Then today suddenly it started to freeze and was lagging a lot. Once I tried to restart it, then this happened: Then after manually restarting it, this ...
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Can not make hibernate on UEFI (Secure boot)

How can I make hibernate my desktop in UEFI with Secure boot on. I used command "sudo pm-hibernate" to make hibernate my desktop but my machine did nothing (my desktop is booted up on UEFI with ...
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missing UUID of my root partition f2fs

Found some tutorials how to migrate my root system from ext2 onto another partition with f2fs. Unfotunately my f2fs partition hsn't got an UUID. Hence on a SSD and normally I'm booting it in virtual ...
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Bad sectors and partitions

I had windows 10, tried changing into Ubuntu, saw the error I/O, did some reading and used the command in How to run a checkdisk? sudo badblocks -nsv /dev/[device-partition] > bad-blocks It ran ...
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16.04 black screen can't get to grub can't reinstall

HP 15 laptop windows 10 upgrade failed so did a clean install of 15.10 after 16.04 LTS was released did the upgrade everything was working fine wife used the laptop logged off now can't get it to boot ...
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Boot new 16.04 in Secure Boot Mode

I have a Dell laptop with factory installed Ubuntu 14.04. This OS would boot fine with Secure Boot turned on. I have now installed 16.04 alongside 14.04, and I can dual boot. I downloaded the 16.04 ...
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Dual boot windows7 no GRUB goes straight to Linux

I know this is a common issue with many posts about it but can't find any with same scenario. I have 2 hard disks (SATA + SSD). I installed and had Windows 7 running in the SSD one that (I found ...
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Ubuntu is not booting properly

My installation boots, but improperly. It has crashed several times. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and, after the first crash, I started having problems. If I boot normally, it displays the loading ...
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How to set previous kernel as default in GRUB (Grub customizer)

Can you guys please help me use Grub Customizer to set an older version of the kernel 4.4.0 of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as default when booting? I'm not using a dual boot system, and I have installed 4.4.8 ...
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Ubuntu update from 14.04 to 15.10 problem

I updated from 14.04 to 15.10 couple days back on a system with Windows 10 on it. Now, I get to a login page where it requires username and password each time I try to boot Ubuntu. I tried my old ...
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Did I brick my laptop trying to uninstall Ubuntu?

I had Ubuntu dual booting and wanted to remove it. I followed the instructions at "How to Geek" It says "it is hard" to tell which partition (the 2 unnamed partitions it will not let me remove) to ...
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Is there a limit to the number of characters in a computer's device name?

I tried to install ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo ThinkStation E30 with a brand new hard drive two times, and both times everything appeared to go smoothly, but when I tried to boot into the new drive, the ...
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Kernel Panic while attempting to Install Lubuntu 15

In order to revive my old desktop PC, I chose Lubuntu as my next working environment. If i give preference to CD boot onto BIOS (usb not supported), it would fail. Nevertheless, I managed to boot ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after updating to 16.04 LTS

My Ubuntu won't get past the splash screen (it just freezes) after I updated to 16.04. I'm running Xubuntu and have a Skylake CPU, and a Nvidia graphics card. I have kernel version 4.4 as well.
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Creating A Bootable Partition On USB Drive

Hi have a USB drive with data already on it. Its 64Gb so unfortunately, Im not able to move/ transfer it easily. Is there a way to make a new partition on the USB disk and make that new partition, ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot after update

A couple of months ago I've built a computer for my grandfather and (as he requested) installed Ubuntu as his OS. This worked fine until a few days ago. He called me and said his computer isn't ...
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System boot up issue

My ubuntu 12.04 freezes at login screen when starts for the first time. But after hard power off there is no problem. This bug occurs only on first boot up. This is a newly installed system. So each ...
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No more boot logging since 16.04?

I noticed that my /var/log/boot.log file has date 2016-04-22, last time I booted in 15.10. Where are Xenial boot.log files located?
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Trouble in Boot Repair

I had a problem with my grub, it didn't recognize my OS, I have installed windows, ubuntu and kali. But then I tried to use Boot repair in a ubuntu live cd, and then I got to type. sudo chroot ...
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Missing boot screen after installing nvidia drivers at Ubuntu 16.04

After fresh installation of Ubuntu 16.04 I saw boot screen (Ubuntu logo with dots under). Next I installed binary (proprietary) nvidia drivers 340.96 from official packages. After this step I do not ...
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Hyper-V natively booting a VHDX containing Ubuntu 16.04. Is it possible?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 16.04 on an Generation 2 Hyper-V VHDX and everything is working fine. Just want to natively boot it. Anyone to the rescue?
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How to Fix this HARDWARE Problem? [closed]

How can I get to use Kubuntu as I used to do? I want to access my files again.
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Cannot login into Ubuntu 16.04 - Some kind of error

I'm unable to log in into Ubuntu 16.04. It is fresh installation from yesterday. Everything was working until I opened my PC today. I cannot believe that something like that happen. Could anyone help ...
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Kernel panic on boot after fresh install of 16.04

I had Ubuntu 15.10 running fine on my Thinkpad x200. The live USB of 16.04 runs fine, ran a check on it's files - checks out ok. Told the installer to format the ext4 drive and install 16.04 from ...
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Boot without password, but still have encrypted partitions

I'm trying to set up a server with encrypted (and non-encrypted) partitions, but would prefer not to need physical access to reboot it (it being a server and all). Is there a way to set up the ...
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Can't boot into Grub on mid-2012 Macbook

I am upgrading 14.04 to 15.10 on my mid 2012 Mac book air. It is booting into a black screen. I want to go into GRUB and change the config file to "nomodeset" HOWEVER, holding down the left SHIFT ...
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grub boot doesnt start

I have an asus x551c laptop which came with windows 7 ultimate ready installed,I want to have Ubuntu 15.04 booting beside it. My system is UEFI. I have done full installation of Ubuntu,it even ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Dual monitor doesn't work after booting

I've done a Ubuntu 16.04 fresh installation and now my dual monitors doesn't work after booting. This is what happens during booting: 1) When I boot the main monitor works and asks for my HD ...
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Windows Deployment Services PXE Boot Ubuntu

Currently, I am using Windows Deployment Services for deployments of operating systems to devices within my home and recently I had a troublesome device that I was attempting to PXE Boot to determine ...
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target file system doesn't have requested /sbin/init

Yesterday I removed a docker package with: sudo apt-get --purge , and today when I opened my PC I found this problem: Please help me!
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Ubuntu 16.04 Flickering Problem [on hold]

I have a system 76 Lemur laptop on which I have installed Ubuntu 16.04. My screen has started flickering. I thought it was a problem with the installation so I made a boot able USB and reinstalled. It ...
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Change boot order on multiboot Windows 10 - Ubuntu 15.10 - Fedora 23

I'm having an issue setting the boot order as I want it to be on my multi boot computer containing Windows 10 - Ubuntu 15.10 - Fedora 23. Here is what I've done : I use to have only a dualboot with ...
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Is it possible to boot directly into ubuntu without going to the interface of grub options? [duplicate]

My computer is installed with ubuntu 16.04 and windows 7 dual system, however I seldom use windows, so I found the grub options(selecting system) in booting is a bit less efficient. Is it possible to ...
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Boot Violation after altering GRUB

As the title states, I recently messed with GRUB when I was following this tutorial on making a Windows bootable USB. Unless I typed something else in poorly I believe this to be the issue. When I ...
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How to speed up boot time of Ubuntu when you find a possible cause in “dmesg” output?

After updating to Ubuntu 16.04. the boot time is a bit longer (more than 10-15 seconds). I looked at the "dmesg" output and found this: [ 23.882674] audit: type=1400 audit(1461650474.108:10): ...
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Error in installing boot-repair

It reports problems regarding some recurring loop. Help me out here please. sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair [sudo] password for parashuram: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Filesystem Information shows between Plymouth and Login Screen 16.04

This is by no means a major issue but I thought it was a bit odd. Immediately after the Plymouth splash screen disappears and before the usual Ubuntu login screen appears, a tty style terminal ...
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14.04 upgrade gone horribly wrong; cannot do a fresh install

I have an Asus X200CA running Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I thought it was time to upgrade to 14.04LTS, so I went through the recommended steps from the upgrade manager. Unfortunately: after the download, ...
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“Booting in insecure mode” when secure boot is turned on

I have a dual boot (UEFI) Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 16.04. During Ubuntu install IT asked me to turn off secure boot, so I did it, using the installer. When I finished installation, I turned secure ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 Black Screen w/ non blinking underscore

I have been using Oracle VM VirtualBox to access my Ubuntu Desktop for some time now. All of a sudden, when I load up my VM, I see a GRUB menu with options to load Ubuntu, Advanced options for ...
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I just solved a problem I had for years, I have a question [closed]

I have a desktop computer which frustrated me for years (literally, 4 years) because somehow the installation of any distros didn't work, it had a some "ata" error during the boot process after 30 or ...
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hyperv_fb is not loaded at startup

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed under Hyper-V Generation 2 VM with secure boot disabled. (Installed from mini.iso, if that matters. x86_64) I found that there was a problem long ago (14.04) about fixed ...