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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UbuntuGnome 14.04 does not boot after install on MacBook Pro 13

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.01 by creating partitions on OS X and then installing from bootable USB disk. By Selecting Linux in rEFInd menu, I'll be taken to grub and selecting any options will end ...
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dual boot on mac, purple screen

Fairly new to this so sorry if there is a duplicate question. I dual booted ubuntu on my macbook air. Now ubuntu boots perfectly fine but when I try to boot OSX it gets stuck on a purple screen... I ...
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Reconfigure system (network) during boot based on HyperV information

I am running a HyperV environment with Ubuntu 14.04 server running in generation 1 guests setups. It runs nicely. I want to be able to clone the system (while shut down), give it a new name, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot: Can't login as chronos

I recently put ubuntu 14.04 on my chromebook. It was working great: and I recently removed chromeos so it was just ubuntu. After I was trying to reboot Ubuntu, it never came back on. I got to the ...
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DUAL OS with booting

I Have installed the Ubuntu 14.4 version o/s over the Window 7 ultimate with seperate partition with 200 GB free space. Thereby I have changed the booting mode to hard disk now I am facing the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 won't boot correctly after a fresh instalation

Okay, due to some unfortunate events, I was left with 3 broken computers. Luckily, I was left with 2 dead hard drives and one working one. So I decided to just swap em' out and get a working computer ...
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my ubuntu doesn't start and am a novice user

when i start the system it shows a black screen with this message : systemd-fsck [366] : home: la date de dernier montage du superbloc (wed Oct 8 14:48:40 2014, systemd-fsck [366] : maintenant = ...
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Slow boot issue with cron [closed]

In my /var/log/syslog I see that it takes nearly two minutes for (cron) info (pidfile fd = 3) to be posted from thh last post. I am assuming this is what is causing my slow boot problems. Does ...
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New install doesn't boot: Failure reading sector Ox2908 from 'hd0'

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my hp laptop. I had it take out windows 7, since I did not want it on this machine. After the install and reboot I got this message: Failure reading sector Ox2908 from ...
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Why won't rc.local run xinput?

I added this command to the rc.local file: xinput float 12 Then I saved the file. But when I reboot my PC, Ubuntu doesn't execute this command, cause the internal keyboard of my laptop is still ...
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all linux installation stops at error “”intramfs unable to…" version 14 [duplicate]

installation stops at ""initramfs unable find a medium containing live file system "" i have tried lubuntu , xubuntu ,ubuntu all are giving me errors ..iam using bootable usb and using ...
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How I remove to ubuntu from windows7

I used dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. And I want to remove Ubuntu from my PC. I tried these steps And I have two problems: After I deleted my Linux partition, I tried to expand other spaces. ...
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Create a DOS bootable USB drive (16 GB)

I have two computers, both on Ubuntu, and I need to upgrade the BIOS on one of them. I can get a version of DOS and also use UNetBootin with FreeDOS, but I can't copy the BIOS firmware and flash ...
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Encrypted disks fail to mount

I have two disks on my machine, encrypted through the Ubiquity installer. Each has a different password. Running Ubuntu 14.04 with all of the latest updates as of yesterday evening. Normally, on ...
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How do I correct this message? The disk drive for/mnt/usb-corsair_flash_voyager_ A 1000000000 25461-0:0-part1 [duplicate]

I sometimes get the following message when I have been using my 4GB Corsair Flash drive. The disk drive for/mnt/usb-corsair_flash_voyager_ A 1000000000 25461-0:0-part1 is not ready yet or not ...
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Upstart: how to set init-wide environment?

How to define environment variable for /sbin/init process? So that it will be inherited by all processes in system.
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Ubuntu every time resets to installed settings when I reboot

Every time I log in or reboot my system, the Ubuntu settings reset to what they were when I first installed the system. I am using ubuntu 14.xx latest one available. I am booting from USB. I did this ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load after updating from 12.04 to newer version

Sorry if this question dublicates another one, yet so far I've been looking for an answer for my problem and no such I found here. After loading my 12.04 Ubuntu once I've got a system message to ...
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Kernel boot problem (initramfs) 14.04

I am getting desperate about a boot problem, since ubuntu (14.04) is kicking me to the initramfs prompt. From there I tried several tips I found online without success and the only thing that worked ...
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System problems after installing hardware upgrade in 12.04

I absent mindedly clicked on the 'install new hardware' link in Update Manager and this has caused some major problems with my system even though there was no such warning during installation. First, ...
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Show ubuntu boot as UEFI in boot selection HP Envy

I've recently installed xubuntu on my HP Envy 15. I can't set it as default boot because it is not seen as UEFI boot. The strange fact is that the usb drive I used to install xubuntu (made with ...
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How to fix display of system rescue cd?

I recently change system rescue cd to 4.3.1. One thing different is that it starts from a character console (like 80 characters per line), then the font becomes smaller and the console only takes ...
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On Boot System messages

Is there a way to display what is happening during boot? My system seems to be running very slow on boot now that I have two static Ip's set in the interfaces file. During boot I get stuck at a ...
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Install of Ubuntu 14.04 64amd desktop ISO live USB returns errno5 error

Does the machine that I want to install 14.04 on need to have the HDD partitioned and formatted in any specific way to fix this error? The live USB will boot up 14.04 in the "Try Ubuntu without ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 server reboot issues after updates

I have a 12.04 LTS ubuntu server (I used the how to forge guide to setup apache, php, postfix, dovecot, bind and ISPConfig). I have noticed a somehow random reboot issue which I have eventually ...
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GRUB problems after Upgrade 14.04

I upgraded to 14.04 on a server a few months back and today was the first time that I have rebooted it. When I expected it to come up normal, it seemed that GRUB was broken or just not found. I ...
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How to give boot priority to grub2 on HP Envy 15 notebooks?

Yesterday I installed xubuntu 14.04 on an USB3 ultrafit pendrive just to avoid modifying the partition table of my new HP Envy 15 jxxx. Everything works fine, xubuntu do perfectly this job... but ...
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How to turn off the boot up beep of Ubuntu Live USB?

I have recently bought a Yoga 2 Pro i5 version and a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Mobile USB HDD. I made a 4GB partition and used the Universal USB Installer to write the ISO into the partition with ...
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How to install openrc init system in ubuntu?

I have noticed openrc package after I have upgraded to 14.10. So, is it possible to get rid of upstart and systemd(logind, udevd) and upstart and move to it? I have installed the package and have ...
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Boot-repair failed with Ubuntu 14.04.1 & Windows 8

I have a Samsung laptop with pre-installed windows 8. Its a 64 bit machine with dual boot. I recently tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from Ubuntu 13.10. I installed by creating three partitions ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot after moving to different partitions

My original setup: SSD: /dev/sdc1: Windows System Reserve /dev/sdc2: Windows /dev/sdc3: /root HDD1: /dev/sda1: NTFS Storage HDD2: /dev/sdb2: Windows Documents /dev/sdb1: Extended /dev/sdb5: ...
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Impossible to boot from USB

Been downloading Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS multiple times already. Don't have a CD drive and created a bootable USB stick with recommended UUI from "Pendrivelinux.com Once rebooting, Windows XP starts as ...
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Corrupted boot file

a while back ( 6 months or so ) I was using a single laptop and switching out the Windows HDD with my Ubuntu SSD drive from time to time. The laptop was in standby in Windows ( I thought it was off ! ...
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Why did dual boot system stop booting Linux?

I'm trying to understand why the following happened... I think (hope) I can fix it using boot-repair but have not yet tried. To clarify... I had a successful UEFI dual boot setup with Win 7 64bit (no ...
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How do I speed up how fast GRUB starts/hands off to OS?

After the BIOS finishes its POST, grub starts but the time between the BIOS finishing and seeing the Ubuntu startup screen takes maybe 3 or even 4 seconds, and when I set it to take 5 seconds to ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows (dual-boot) - Windows now no longer boots up

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 after several failed attempts at other distributions running alongside Windows 8.1. I have managed to successfully install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside my Windows 8.1 ...
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I'm not getting a grub menu on boot

instead i'm getting a blue screen saying you need to repair your device(0x0000225).but however i'm getting a "Ubuntu( WDC 00xxxx)" option when i enter into boot device options in my bios and when i ...
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Burn IMG to ISO

I have a Chrome OS IMG file for USB drives. I want to convert this to an ISO so I can burn to a DVD for installing on an older machine that doesn't do USB boot. I've tried ccd2iso but it says it ...
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Install error - no bootable media

I am trying to to a home built server with all new parts. Below are my components: Zotac H87-ITX-A-E Intel Pentium g3258 Kingston HyperX 4gb DDR3 Seagate 3tb NAS HDD (two) ASUS DRW-24F1ST I have ...
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No operating systems found after attempting dual boot

I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed. I was trying to make it dual boot with ubuntu 14.04. I selected the option "Install ubuntu inside windows 7." However not sure why the installation crashed ...
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kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,2)

I'm so new to Linux and suddenly found the error message appear when i boot after i click install ubuntu Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,2)
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Trying to enter screen were i can access my USB on start up so i can install GParted live CD and Windows 8.1

I have a small but annoying problem, recently i have been enjoying Ubuntu 14.04 and intend on keeping it but I am trying to resize my primary partition so I can have space when installing windows 8.1, ...
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efibootmgr Persistence on HP Envy Laptop

I have a HP Envy laptop, with a spinning SATA hard drive on /dev/sda and an mSATA SD on /dev/sdb. Legacy boot mode doesn't appear to work, since it wants to boot from sda not sdb, and the BIOS ...
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partition table ubuntu 12.04

Whats wrong with my partition table (see picture bellow)? I just upgraded online from ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 and now the new system wont boot from the hard drive. I have created a startup disk from SD ...
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Keep boot tidy - Script to remove kernel +2

Is there a way to setup ubuntu so that when a new kernel update is installed that it will remove the latest kernel +2? That is not my current kernel not the new kernel but the now useless older ...
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Gparted and installed don't see partitions after boot-repair

I'm trying to fix my friend's computer after it got borked by a power surge. It can boot fine from USB, but if you boot the disk, it makes it to grub and then fails no matter which you select. He had ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot from hdd

I created a live USB on my laptop from a live Ubuntu disc, plugged it into my desktop and installed it to my 500gb hard drive. When I boot my pc, however, the hard drive is not listed as a bootable ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing on Ubuntu 12.04

Yesterday I was updating my ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04. I have a laptop, a compaq presario v6000, with that system only: One HD for Linux, no virtuabox, and so on. For update my Ubuntu I used the ...
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“Bootmgr is missing” - while trying to install windows xp [on hold]

I've tried a lot of the answers suggested here on askubuntu.com but none of them seem to work, so I decided to ask my own question. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS and I'm trying ...
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2 min boot time Ubuntu 14.0

Ok I have a really long boot time on my ubuntu machine I've installed bootchart image attached but I don't know where to start looking for a fix: