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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Disk failing - Kernel panic

I posted a couple of days ago about SSD issues which keep it failing. FSCK usually helped, but not now as I face kernel panic. When I boot into Ubuntu, I see grub, I can choose between the kernels. ...
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bootchart 'No path given' error

I already installed pybootchartgui and boot chart in Ubuntu 16.04. After running sudo pybootchartgui or sudo bootchart this is the result: No path given, trying /var/log/bootchart.tgz warning:...
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After install lubuntu, restart, wont boot up

I have clean installed lubuntu 16.04 ( 32 bit)onto an intel macmini (2007 model)and after install requested to restart , then grey screen , then black screen with command line and prompt it hangs ...
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Installation trouble while trying to boot from DVD

I'm trying to replace Windows Vista on a Toshiba laptop (32-bit), with Ubuntu, I have done this multiple times with other machines, but this one is not responding to the DVD I created (changed the ...
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Remove Grub Surface Pro 3

I want to remove Ubuntu from a Surface Pro 3, but how do I remove Grub after deleting the Ubuntu partition?
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My computer boots into black screen after hard shutdown

This is my first time doing anything like this but I really need my computer back so it here goes. The other day my computer froze so I had to unplug it and replug it however after I did so instead of ...
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Can't install Ubuntu to Dual boot with Windows 10

I bought a new computer and have been trying to install ubuntu 16.04 onto it alongside windows 10. I have used unetbootin to create a bootable drive and followed this guide to installing ubuntu on my ...
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Had win7 and Ubuntu 16.01 on separate drives - downgraded to ubuntu 14.01 and now win7 isnt appearing in Grub

I have 2 separate SSDs - one with windows 7 and the other with Ubuntu 14.04. I originally installed Ubuntu 16.01 on one drive and then Windows 7 on the next. When I did this, grub picked up the ...
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Grub2 Theme: Assigning Icons to Programs

I am using *buntu 16.04 with Grub 2.02. I have installed a Grub theme to 'beautify' the multi-boot process. I have also installed GRUB Invaders, a silly but kinda cool game one can play prior to ...
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Ubuntu wont dual-boot on a mac

Im using a VIN, iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010) and trying to dual-boot ubuntu on it. Whenever I put the .iso file onto a flashdrive with unetbootin, then restart my mac, hold alt, and click on the orange ...
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Ubuntu slow booting - 'sendmail.service' takes over a minute to load

My ubuntu is booting very slowly. I'll show here excerpts from dmesg where the difference in boot time is larger than one second. Which one of these entries is significant, and which is not? (In ...
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Install Ubuntu on HP TM2, BUG: soft lockup - CPU stuck for 23s!

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my HP TM2, which by the way has about 6 years or so, and a second battery. Previously it had installed Linux Mint as well as some older Ubuntu versions around 10 ...
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Flex update for Grub

I'm trying to make a dual boot Linux/OSX on my MacBook Air and I decided to install Grub as bootlader since for some obscure reasons rEFInd won't even start. On installing Grub a warning told me that ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 can't boot to desktop after creating windows-shared NTFS partition

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I followed this guide to have a shared partition with Windows 10. I put my Win10 Downloads and Documents folder on the partition. When i had turned off the computer a couple of ...
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Windows 10 dual boot ubuntu start black screen problem

So I installed Windows 10 and ubuntu 16.04LTS on my desktop using unetbootin. It works well for both os for a while. Today, I use suspend to temporarily put my ubuntu into sleep mode. When I reboot ...
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Disk issues (JavaScript error in the main process)

I seem to be having ocassional SSD (Patriot Blaze) I/O Errors evne though all the tests show disk to be healthy, clean and operational, at only 7 months of age. UPDATE: A third instance of disk ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 & Ubuntu 16.04 — blank purple screen of death when booting Windows!

This is on my Dell XPS 9550 laptop with 512GB Samsung P951 NVMe SSD. I first installed Windows 10 and it boot up just fine. Then I shrinked the volume for Ubuntu and installed it via Live USB ("...
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Can't get past LightDM

I don't know exactly what caused this, but I rebooted my Macbook Pro and when I tried to log back in to Ubuntu MATE, it took me back to the login screen. I have tried Fn + Ctrl + Alt on all of the ...
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Windows 10 Boot Loader Mssing After Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Load

Back story - HP Pavilion laptop originally with Windows 8.1 and upgraded to Windows 10 some time ago. Decided wanted to dual-boot with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Inserted DVD and installed alongside Windows 10 ...
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infinite blinking cursor at top lefr corner of the screen after booting [duplicate]

I started installing Ubuntu with unetbooting then I got so excited about the install that I forgot my charger wasn't plugged in, then my pc died, immediately I plugged it in and switched it on it ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 takes very long time to boot on Dell Precision 5510

My ubuntu install takes an unusually long time to boot (like 2 minutes), considering it’s on a Dell Precision 5510 with i7 processor. The dmesg thing shows a really big time gap having to do with ACPI ...
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Can't Hibernate or Suspend with Gnome or Unity

When I try to suspend/hibernate my computer goes into suspend/hibernate mode but when I try to resume it boots all over again, although this does not happen using KDE. Using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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Change runlevel on 16.04? [duplicate]

Pretty simple, I am trying to change the runlevel. Everything I find online points me to the file located in: /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf Here I have tried changing the "DEFAULT_RUNLEVEL" to 3 or ...
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ubuntu 16.04 initramfs disk disappeared

I installed ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell Precision 5510 but after doing a software update when I rebooted the laptop it just went to a black screen that says something like [ 1.515367] nouveau 0000:01:...
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change Splash screen bootlogo ubuntu 16.04

I had some problems trying to change the splash of ubuntu, I searched solution but I have not succeeded. My problem is this, with the file named bootlogo, located in the isolinux folder, its format ...
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Dual boot issue U16/W10

HP 440 G2. Dual boot windows 8.1 just fine with Ubuntu 16.04. I recently upgraded to Windows10 on this computer and now when I boot into Windows 10 i get a tiled or hashed screen. It will not load ...
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Why doesn't Xubuntu 16.04 boot properly anymore?

I installed Xubuntu 16.04 on MacBook. It worked for a while, but now it starts built-in ash shell (BusyBox) during boot giving "(initramfs)" prompt. The hard disk passed some health tests.
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Fresh Vanilla Ubuntu 16.04 Install (not duel boot), get Slow/Paused Initial Boot, blank purple screen before the Ubuntu + dots

I'm pretty sure this didn't happen on previous 14.04 install. I checked the boot.log and it only contains 1 error, right at the start: 0;1;31m FAILED 0m Failed to start LSB: AppArmor initialization. ...
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Booting error usb_submit_urb_failed

What can I do with this? The only things I have connected through usb are mouse and keyboard. Sorry for the picture quality
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Very slow boot on fresh Ubuntu 16.04 setup

I've been looking for a solution to this issue but haven't had any luck in finding anything of noteworthy similarity to my case. dmesg section of interest: ... [ 3.366667] fbcon: inteldrmfb (fb0) ...
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Problem when run script in boot

I created the following script: #!/bin/bash su administrador -c "/home/administrador/scripts/startup_tomcat_hsqldb.sh" I added in /etc/init.d . When I run the command: sudo update-rc.d start-...
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Setting up new boot partition

I'm migrating my Ubuntu from HDD to SSD. I formatted my SSD to 4k sectors and made 3 partitions: Boot Extended Logical My old HDD was encrypted. However I don't want that any more so I just sudo ...
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ubuntu 16.04 bootable pendrive doesn't boot up [duplicate]

i am new to ubuntu, i have downloaded ubuntu 16.04 iso from the ubuntu website only, then i made a bootable drive using win32Disk Imager(also tried using Power iso, Rufus, Universal USB Installer), ...
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several paths deleted to break ordering cycle on booting

On booting my laptop, right after BIOS is loaded I get these lines: [10.368134] systemd[1]: paths.target: job paths.target/start deleted to break ordering cycle starting with basic.target/start [10....
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No access to bios cant boot from cd/usb [closed]

I can't enter BIOS and I can't boot from cd/usb , I have installed Ubuntu manually and the only way to use the PC actually is my session Ubuntu.
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Cannot install Ubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS 9550 — grub-install /dev/nvme failed

I just got my Dell XPS 9550 laptop, then I installed fresh Windows 10 Pro x64 on it, shrinked the volume for Ubuntu, and tried installing Ubuntu 16.04 via USB stick from ISO. I did the install ...
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Sony vaio pro13 dual system problem

I'm new to ubuntu, here I may do some stupid changes and cause my computer boot failed, so I need your help. My laptop is a Sony vaio pro 13, and I put ubuntu and windows 10 inside. However, after ...
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Ubuntu gives a purple screen while booting

I have ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 10. It gives the purple ubuntu screen on start up. If I go to the recovery mode and then resume from there, I go on to the login page where it gets into a login loop. ...
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Issue with installing new OS on Ubuntu machine? [closed]

I am having a major issue with installing Windows 10 on my PC that is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. The computer refuses to boot from any Windows 10 live media that I make. I have written the ...
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oracle 11g xe always start on boot

I did a new install of Oracle 11g XE on my Ubuntu 16.04 ( following this tutorial) Every thing its up and running. The problem is: When installing I said not to start at boot. Do you want Oracle ...
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GRUB trouble (installing Ubuntu, dual-booting with OS X)

I want to be able to dual boot OS X and Ubuntu, but have run into an issue (GRUB). Progress so far: I successfully got rEFInd working on El Capitan (disabled System Integrity Protection and Full ...
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Kbuntu 16.04 doesn't boot

I downloaded the ISO file for Kbuntu 16.04 (32 BIT) and burned it to a DVD. I then rebooted the computer and installed KBUNTU into the "Entire Disk", since I had no use for Win XP anymore. After ...
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Grub Console appears - hey from Bios Boot Menu Works

I installed Xubuntu 16.04 on a 2nd Hard Disk (not partitioned) and configured the BIOS to automatically boot from it. The problem is, that the automatic boot starts the Grub console instead of the ...
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Booting very slow after I added another disk

After I added another SSD disk my Ubuntu boots very slow. Here are logs with the timeout error: Jun 12 15:45:38 localhost systemd[1]: dev-disk-by\x2duuid-c326712c\x2d3c56\x2d4060\x2d8c3c\...
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Purple screen of death: can't get into ubuntu desktop or grub menu

I bought a new laptop with ubuntu pre-installed on it. I have only had it for about a week and have already broke it! When I boot, only see a purple screen. When this first happened I restarted and ...
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I can't install any Ubuntu distro on a new PC [duplicate]

I've got my new PC, installed Windows 10 on it (for playing games), and now I want to install Ubuntu (this one's for work) and I simply cannot do that. I was trying few installers and distros (Gnome ...
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Error: cannot find a GRUB drive

I previously posted here with this question, which is now resolved. I am trying to install ubuntu 15.10 on my macbook pro with a flash drive. Specifically, I am following these instructions I found by ...
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How to convert multi-catalog Ubuntu ISO image to boot it on Macbook 2,1? [closed]

I was struggling for a long time with installing Linux on my Macbook 2,1 from mid 2007 with no luck. Finally I've managed to install Xubuntu i386 and have tried also Ubuntu 14.10 +mac ISO. Both ...
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS dual boot problem

Some time ago I upgraded to Windows 10 and wanted to give Ubuntu a try as well. After the installation when I restarted my computer I have the options to choose from. When I choose Ubuntu everything ...
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How to install Ubuntu to a hard drive without the installer process [duplicate]

So for various reasons I can't boot off an install usb. So instead I have been taking the Hard drive out of my laptop and then writing to it with Universal USB installer. The result though is that I ...