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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Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x0000000b

The server suddenly became unusable, I tried a reboot and it fails with the same kernel panic. I booted with splash and quiet removed. This is all I have: Begin: Running /scripts/local-premount ... ...
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Persistent Ubuntu 14.04 USB fails to boot after creation of ext4 casper-rw partition

This question is related to IMMERZL's answer in the series "How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB". I used UUI to create the persistent bootable USB using 14.04.1 amd64 ISO. I ...
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Can't boot LiveUSB in Windows 8.1

I am attempting to dual boot my HP machine that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. I am trying to dual boot it with Ubuntu Gnome 64-bit version. So far, I have disabled fast startup from Control ...
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Boot randomly leaves eth1 unable to send but can receive

On my Ubuntu 14.04 server with dual NICS the NIC connected to the router, eth1, will, just after boot randomly be in a state in which it can listen but not send. I use Wireshark to monitor the ...
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GRUB Rescue after Disk Clone

I need a little help from a GRUB expert. I just cloned a 1 TB Seagate drive onto a brand new 2 TB Hitachi, and before swapping them out, I decided to boot-test it. It's tied to my computer through a ...
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Why doesn't fresh 14.10 installation load ANY hardware drivers? [closed]

Have Utopic with a "persistence file" on a USB stick, which boots and works wonderfully, but of course, because it's a little slow and extremely limited in storage, isn't suited for everyday use. But ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit onto an Acer v11 touch

This is a very brief question with a very long intro, which I've provided for context. LONG INTRO I have recently been trying to install the AMD 64 bit version of Ubuntu 14.04.1 onto my Acer V11 ...
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Can't boot from DVD to reinstall Windows [closed]

Single partition but DVD show as not present in BIOS and can't get it to recognise it so can't boot from Windows install or recover. Plugged in USB drive and can view Window CDs from Ubuntu but can't ...
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Grub not running after formating my first Ubuntu partition

I've had installed Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome alongside Windows 8 on my computer, but a few days ago, I decided to remove one of those Linux Ext4 partitions (Ubuntu, which Grub was also installed on it). ...
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kernel BUG at /build/buildd/linux-3.16.0/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/radeon_s8.c:321!

I just bought a new Dell laptop with Windows 8 and am attempting to install Ubuntu 14.10. I used Startup Disk Creator with the PC Intel x86 desktop image to create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive with a ...
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/dev/disk/by-uuid/XXXXX does not exist dropping to a shell

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 and when I reboot and remove the media I get the Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: -Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) -check rootdelay= (did the ...
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GRUB menu doesn't show up

hi guys I dual booted my windows 8.1 with ubuntu 14.04 but recently I upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10, the thing is everything's normal but when I turn on my computer I can't see the grub menu to pick ...
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Problem running Ubuntu-Gnome on optimus-based laptop

I had tons of issues trying to install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my optimus-based laptop (MSI GT60 2PC) with GTX870m & Intel HD 4600 GPU's. It would freeze up during pre-install from live USB/DVD ...
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Can't boot after yesterday's update(20.01.15), except advanced option (last one)

Yesterday I've applied the update that showed up on my Ubuntu 14.04, and when when I returned I got a sad surprise: Ubuntu was going into a boot loop after selecting it normally from GRUB. I tried: * ...
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Currently on Windows XP-want to boot Ubuntu from USB

I have downloaded the file from Ubuntu: ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso I have placed this file onto an SD card plugged into a USB 2.0 port. The instructions I have found from Ubuntu say, ...
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Having some boot issues on my laptop

So I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo laptop and it was working fine. Then I installed some RAM and all of a sudden my computer started dropping to initrams most of the time with the error ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 won't boot after install

I just tried to speed up an old laptop I had lying around by installing Ubuntu on it. I formatted the complete HDD and I've downloaded and tried installing the latest version of Ubuntu (14.10) on it ...
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Problems installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am new to Linux. My problem is that when I try to install Windows 7 from USB I go straight to GNU GRUB menu or something like that (again I am new to Linux). When I access the UEFI (BIOS) and ...
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Problem with grub Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and when I restarted the PC it told me that it does not have any Operating Systems installed, ok, so I tried to reinstall grub with the Ubuntu live CD ...
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how do i fix a mounting error with an external drive [duplicate]

the other day I stupidly inserted my bootable usb stick in my laptop alongside my 1.5 TB external drive. My external drive worked excellent before but now I get this: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at ...
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Problem with installation of Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s?

Please can someone help me to install Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s? I have been trying this for the last 2-3 days, tried every option given on the net, but still my computer directly boots into Windows ...
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Store on USB at system boot

I am interested in storing data on a USB drive every time my system boots. I have placed a script in the init.d directory but I am not able to copy my data in the USB stick. Is it possible that the ...
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Black screen while trying to install any distribution on old laptop with Chrome9 chip

I have an old AMILO La1703 I use/would use just for internet/movies and I'm trying to install Ubuntu. Specs of the laptop Clean/non-partitioned disck, DVD in the sr0, installation menu appears, I ...
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Question about installation: Does Re-installing ubuntu over previous Ubuntu partition delete files?

I installed windows 8,1 and I think the bootloader got messed up and I tried the "check disk for errors" when you first boot the installer and it fixed them, but ubuntu wouldn't start. I have the try ...
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“Gave up waiting for boot device”

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my 2tb hard drive. When I try to boot it goes to a black screen and then says "gave up waiting for boot device". It gives me a command line but I am unable to ...
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Troubleshooting Ubuntu Touch Port (bootloops) [closed]

I'm trying to port Ubuntu Touch for Motorola Photon Q. I followed the deprecated porting guide and built and uploaded an image to the phone. The phone boot loops with my image (recovery mode ...
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Touchpad Not Detected When USB HDD Plugged In at Boot

Ubuntu doesn't recognize my touchpad if I boot with my external drive connected to the USB port. Why would this be the case? Where should I look to start troubleshooting the issue and how can I tell ...
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After update on VMWare no reboot

14.04 LTS under VMWare Windows 8.1. After software update and reboot all I get is grub> prompt. Can I recover my Ubuntu installation?
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Cant boot windows 7 after installing ubuntu

Hello I installed ubuntu on my empty ssd 24gb and I had windows 7 on my hdd, after installion laptop only boots ubuntu, I tried to go safe mode by f8 but there was only 2 boot options and they were ...
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Asus booting and rebooting into BIOS

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, (Asus VivoBook S551 R551LB) fully encrypted system (need pass-phrase on boot), it used to have Windows 8 but I installed Ubuntu instead. I just realized today that ...
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Problem during ubuntu installation: Realtek PXE always boots instead?

I am trying to install ubuntu on my Toshiba Satellite by booting it from a USB. I was eventually able to get the installer to load; I had to change my boot mode to CSM and use a specific USB port for ...
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How to install Kubuntu from working OS?

I have dual-boot system. Now, I want to erase all packages and all home's files on my Kubuntu, i.e I need 100% clean system. I decided to make a bootable usb-stick. I tried to boot from it, got ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an external HDD?

I use a Windows XP system with pentium 4 processor. Recently I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.04, copied it onto 4GB pendrive and now I wish to install it onto an external HDD (my passport 500GB) so that I ...
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Problems Dual-booting Ubuntu OS on Mac

How are you supposed to partition the drive on ubuntu so it runs along side the mac os.
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GRUB doesn't detect Windows an second hard drive

I helped a friend of mine dual-boot Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Professional. I put WIndows 7 on a 80GB hard drive and put Xubuntu on a 1TB drive. I booted into Xubuntu and ran update-grub, but it ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu from live usb on a windows 8 laptop

I have an asus laptop with windows 8 preinstalled on it. I dual booted it last year and everything worked. then the windows 8 side totally crashed. if it lets me in at all, all I see is the home ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 On Asus Zenbook UX302LA

I have an Asus Zenbook UX302LA with Win8 pre-installed that I bought new in the summer of 2014. I now want to dual-boot it with Linux Ubuntu 14.04 (latest version I believe). I can get it to boot no ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, log to a black screen

I have the same problem as My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? and the solutions there did not help me fix it. I want to dual boot this to my Windows 8.1. I disabled ...
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Why isn't my computer booting into grub or ubuntu?

After experiencing problems booting, I decided to use boot repair to try to fix the issue. I went on advanced options and edited some settings. After rebooting my laptop after the boot repair ...
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Nothing works only mouse moves

Ubuntu boots, shows desktop and mouse moves but no other interaction seems possible, no clicks, no ctr+alt+t. I've cloned my dual-boot Ubuntu(3.13.0-44?)/Win7 to a new SSD drive I copied only the ...
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Getting 'PXE-561: Media test failure, check cable' errors when I attempt to boot. What's wrong?

One user asked me to try advance method and I'm not able to boot into any OS now. I'm just getting PXE-561: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent and it's restarting ...
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Unable to boot from USB, No controller found [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a start-up disk of Ubuntu 14.10 on 4.1GB generic flash drive. I followed this guide to create it. It all seemed to be working until I tried booting from it. I get the bootloader ...
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update-rc.d does not start some things at boot

Information about my setup: I am running at runlevel 2 I am running on ubuntu 14.04 I have installed a kernal update 3.19rc3 because it fixed a gpu hang in kodi media player I have manually ...
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opted inside windows but windows automatically boots

I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general), so bear with me. I burned Ubuntu 14.10 to a DVD and "tried" Ubuntu. Then in the Ubuntu desktop, I selected the install icon for Ubuntu. I got a prompt that ...
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Ubuntu spontaneously won't boot, how do I fix it?

I have a Lenovo G500 laptop running Ubuntu 14.4 LTS. About a month ago, I installed Ubuntu to replace windows 8.1 because my windows os was corrupted and so was the recovery partition(it has ...
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Help with dual boot on toshiba satellite [duplicate]

staff. I'd like to make dual boot with Ubuntu on the Toshiba Satellite, where is just installed Win 8.1. On that computer, there is EFI and UEFI system, so i ask you if somebody can give me ...
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Install on HP 110-210 - Error: No Media Present

I have just purchased an HP 110-210 Desktop PC that came with Windows installed on its 500GB disk. I loaded an Ubuntu 14.04.1 DVD and installed Ubuntu, replacing Windows. Following installation and ...
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ubuntu boot broken yoga 2 pro (dual boot)

I ran boot-repair, but it stops on please enable grub-efi repository.... The report is here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9766788/ Any help?
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Can't boot my Windows on Ubuntu machine

I've finally decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I made a dual boot option, with I think has no problems, but now when I turn on my laptop, it goes straight to Ubuntu, and no way to ...
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ubuntu update 5 weeks later boot problems [duplicate]

I originally installed Ubuntu 14.04 and around 5 weeks later the system asked me to updateand that went fine, but after I restarted my pc, the boot loader is fine, I just get a blank screen. I tried ...