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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Cannot reinstall Windows after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop(Sony Vaio Duo 13). The laptop ONLY has two USB slots in the back, no disk drive. A bit later I realized that I still needed Windows for programs needed in ...
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Boot repair failed, help?

I've had Ubuntu for a few weeks now, but yesterday Ubuntu stopped working, and i have no idea why. Instead of going to the dual boot menu like usual it went straight to windows. I tried using a live ...
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First time pc build trying to install ubuntu and struggling

G3258 CPU, Msi Z97 pc mate, Evga GeForce 210, Evga 400w power source, 4gb Kingston 1333 ram, HD seagate-barracuda-1tb-7200rpm-64mb I'm using a 2gb usb (fat) to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS the file is an ...
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Delete a file, from a USB ubuntu boot

So i made a huge mistake. I ran the Testdisk program. And i made a huge file (120+ Gb). Made the computer unable do almost anything. I tried to delete it. It got moved to the trash. And i tried to ...
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Being dropped to emergency mode after upgrading to 15.04 with encrypted hard drive

I had installed ubuntu 14.10 with encrypted lvm and uefi mode on my hard drive. There are two hard drives which are encrypted. The first contains the root file system and the second contains a sharing ...
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Kubuntu freezes during launch

Good evening everyone. I have a weird bug since yesterday. I have installed kubuntu 15.04 since his release with no problems. Nevertheless, since yesterday, every time I start my laptop, ~10 ...
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trying to re-install Ubuntu from USB, initramfs error

I had a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 that was very buggy that I wanted to install 15.04 on. Before inserting the USB, I noticed that I seemed to have two partitions, one being 500 GB and one being about ...
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Installation progress stuck at splash screen (“Started WPA supplicant.”)

I downloaded Ubuntu 15.04 via torrent and made a bootable USB using: sudo dd if=~/Downloads/ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb I inserted the stick into a new ASUS laptop (running free dos) ...
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how save changes when boot iso from hdd in grub2?

i want to boot ISO file of my linux distribution in Grub bootloader. i used this code of menuentry in grub.cfg: menuentry "ISO BlackArch" --class iso { set ...
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update-grub does not see another linux

I've installed Gentoo from Ubuntu on /dev/sda4 using this tutorial, which uses Ubuntu instead of LiveCD. But tutorial did not have anything about updating GRUB. So I did it as usual: sudo ...
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Always get boot error when rebooting after having I put laptop into sleep mode

Maybe someone can help. Whenever I put my laptop to sleep / hibernate mode, resume it, and later reboot the computer it gives me the following error: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert ...
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Unable to start bootlogd

Since none of my boot messages are logged on Ubuntu Server 15.04, I tried: sudo service bootlogd start Failed to start bootlogd.service: Unit bootlogd.service is masked. This is related to systemd. ...
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Option to boot to Windows 7 disappeared. Ubuntu 14.04

I had a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The dual boot used to work perfectly but after some days of happily using Ubuntu I realized that the option to boot into windows 7 ...
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Live USB not appearing in Boot Menu Acer Aspire V15

I have been stuck on this for days now. I want to install ubuntu and uninstall windows 8.1 on my acer 1.Downloaded ubuntu 14.04/15.04 went smoothly Download linux live usb creator and another live ...
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Why Can't GrUB Find a Kernel That It Already Found?

After upgrading to 15.04, I need to have kernel headers matching the running kernel (for another package). The upgrade installed kernel 3.19.0-17. Just in case, I also installed ...
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How to dual boot linux and mac os x leapord on ppc?

I want to run ubuntu on my imac g5..... but i also want to keep mac os x 10.5.8 leapord... dual booting seems like a good idea but does anybody know how i would go about doing this? (P.S. does adobe ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 Only Boots to Windows

I have a terabyte external hard drive, with with Windows to Go on it. Recently, I installed Ubuntu onto this drive. The computer that I installed Ubuntu onto the external HDD is a BIOS computer, and ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 slow boot & systemd logs interpretation

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, I have slow boot time (about 110 seconds). There are several similar reports, but the actual causes don't seem to match, or remain unclear. I have already changed the ...
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trouble dual booting an Acer Aspire V17

I have an Acer V17 nitro, with I7, GeForce 860M, 1TB HDD, 16 GB RAM, backlit keyboard and Windows 8.1 How do I achieve a dual boot with this new laptop?
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Xubuntu 15.04 Gummiboot Kernel Panic

So I installed my new Xubuntu 15.04 in EFI mode. I installed gummiboot via sudo apt-get install gummiboot and activating sudo gummiboot install. On my HP Notebook I have to enter the efi file as ...
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Automatically Boot into Ubuntu without Live CD

I am trying to boot into my Ubuntu server and after updates, I can now only boot in with a live Ubuntu CD in the Grub terminal with these commands: grub> set pager=1 grub> set root=(hd1,gpt2) ...
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Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) for Ubuntu Mac version

I am using UCK for creating custom ubuntu 14.04 ISO live-cds, I then burn the ISO into usb-disk with YUMI or Universal USB Installer or uNetBootin or similar. Booting on PCs it really works well. ...
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Bios/Firmware/EFI upgrade changed network port config

I did a EFI/firmware update on an Intel server board and the next thing I see is that the networking just stopped working... Little deeper and I saw that the NIC port labels were changed from em1, em2 ...
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Copy the bootable live CD to USB in ubuntu without installing winusb

I have a installation CD of windows 7 and I want to make boot-able USB from this CD, to install windows 7 to my other computer. I checked a post form A: Convert a live CD to a bootable USB but this ...
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Ubuntu fresh Luks/LVM Install “Operative System not Found”

I have a Dell Inspiron 7720 with two hdd, 1st: 1Tb and 2nd: 300Gb. The first hdd have Windows 8.1 Pro and i'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in the second. I made a fresh and clean install of ...
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WinUSB Installation Error

I'm trying to create a bootable windows USB stick, but when I get to the installation process, it gives me this error: > Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 Log: Formating device... Mounting... ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual boot problem with windows 7

I have a problem switching back to my windows 7. I have a dual boot system with ubuntu 14.04 LTS as main and windows 7 the other. I tried running some codes today such as sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Boot in text mode break X

this is my first question and i hope not be breaking any rules. I was trying to boot at text mode and followed these articles How do I boot into true text mode? Disable automatic unity launching? ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 flashes log-in screen then black

A few weeks ago, I built a desktop and installed Ubuntu 15.04 and have been battling with it ever since. There seems to be an issue with the compatibility of the NVIDIA drivers and Ubuntu. (After ...
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Ubuntu installation VS UEFI on Dell XPS 13 9343

I have heard that there are problems with Ubuntu on the Dell XPS 13 9343, however - I cannot even make the boot menu pop-up when booting from an installation pendrive (lastest Ubuntu, lastest ...
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Troubles after installation ubuntu to my usb stick

I've inserted two usb sticks to my pc (with ubuntu installed). One is installation usb stick and second one is usb stick where ubuntu is installed to. After installation I have a few troubles with ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 UEFI installation issue on Dell Vostro 3460

I downloaded the RTM ISO of Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), and I created with the latest version of Rufus the UEFI/GPT installation disk. I tried to begin the installation in the UEFI-mode, but it ...
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After upgrade to 15.04 system does not boot from encrypted disk

The system was installed with LVM encryption, so it used to ask for a passphrase before booting. Now, the boot process fails with the following: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - ...
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windows ISO file showing a lock sign on it.that is why it is giving problems in making USB stick boot-able

Because of this lock maybe that is why nothing helping me out in making a USB boot-able.I tried everything for making a windows ISO file to burn into a USB to patched,imaged to a USB that can be boot ...
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Stuck on login screen after upgrade to 14.04

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04. The new system worked perfectly while the computer was still on, but after I shut it off and tried to boot, I started getting some really strange errors. First of ...
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Unable to boot after installing new kernel

recently I installed the latest kernel 4.1.0-rc3 in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit.When I did reboot after make install, it is getting stuck after the grub listing the following error mentioning that it ...
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Updating Problem: The Black Screen

I just updated from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10. When I tried booting up my computer, everything started normal, there was a purple screen, then the screen turned black. I can access the try menus, ...
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Anyone have experience booting the OS from a NAS drive?

I'm currently trying to fix a old laptop of mine but unfortunately I have broke my last memory stick which limits my options on how I am going to fix it (gparted for instance). Right now the laptop ...
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LDAP errors before network is up

I'm getting the following kind of errors during the boot process: May 11 12:19:25 vagrant-ubuntu-vivid-64 sh[482]: nss_ldap: could not connect to any LDAP server as (null) - Can't contact LDAP server ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 on USB with UEFI

My desire is to do the following. The computer has W8.1 on the HDD and it is using UEFI I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on 32GB USB stick in a way that I can install regular updates and it remembers ...
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14.04 stalls on boot up, waits for button press

Title says it all. When I boot up, the computer shows the Lenovo logo and says "Press Enter to interrupt normal start up", (which doesn't work, and I also can't figure out how to enter the BIOS)and ...
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14.04.2 LTS booting to black tty screen after i was forced to hard restart

I attempted to restart my Lenovo T400, and my laptop just sat there on the desktop, not responding. so after a hard restart, there was this error that there was some sort of error with my "temporary ...
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“Your PC ran into a problem” and it never restarts

I had the "Your PC ran into a problem" blue screen while I was using Visual Studio in Windows 8.1, and then I am never able to start Windows 8 again. Now after I set Windows as BIOS boot option 1, I ...
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Help with Dual Boot

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on a different partition than my Windows 8. When my machine boots, it loads Ubuntu automatically so I searched and found that I can use boot-repair to fix that. I ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu menu, not to mention Windows operating sys

I loaded Ubuntu Linux using a CD on to an original laptop's operating sys being Windows 8. I ran the Ubuntu "alongside" Windows, although I noticed when I tried to access the windows 8 option, it ...
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Can't boot after installing Ubuntu 15.04 message [3.877375] ACPI PCC probe failed.starting version 219.error opening USB device 'descriptors' file

Can't boot after installing Ubuntu 15.04 message: [3.877375] ACPI PCC probe failed. starting version 219. error opening USB device 'descriptors' file. I managed to boot in safe mode. My laptop is ...
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Ubuntu fails to install grub on dell optiplex 9020

I have a Dell in which there is a first drive running Windows 8.1 With UEFI, this works fine. In order to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS I had to disable secure boot. A second drive is in the machine, a ...
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HP Compaq laptop video problem; with Ubuntu but not with Linux Mint

I have an old laptop: an HP Compaq nc8430. I've spent several weeks installing different operating systems on it, and have come across an odd problem. I can install and boot Linux Mint on it with no ...
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Cant boot into Windows 8 through grub2 menu

I installed kubuntu15.04 alongside windows8.1 and it worked perfectly for some days...but it stopped showing grub menu so I installed EasyBCD software and I think I messed up with its settings AND NOW ...
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my macbook pro will not let me have ubuntu…please help!

I have acquired a 2009 macbook pro 15 at a great price, but I can't seem to figure it out in order to get ubuntu as my only os. I first placed my boot disc I have always used and it would not run. ...