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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if I move my ubuntu partition will I have boot problems?

In order to cloning my old hd on the new smaller SSD I need to resize all the partition and move the unlocated space at the end of the hd On blog they suggest to use gparted live to copy all the ...
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REturns to win7 after reboot @ubuntu install

So I thought it be cool to give a try at Ubuntu. Did a clean install first of Win7 onto my new SSD. I than partitioned 40gigs for Ubuntu. I made an USB drive with Ubuntu on it, booted from it. ...
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Boot from external hard drive and access internal hard drive?

Suppose Ubuntu are installed on both of my internal and external hard drives, although their versions are different. How can I boot the Ubuntu on the external hard drive connected to my laptop by ...
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Unable to boot to encrypted root partition after Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade

I am running a Lenovo T440p with a clean install of Ubuntu. No dual booting. Over the weekend I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. There were some package install errors that led to Ubuntu being ...
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Collision hazard? /var/log populated by repair tool, but actual /var located on separate partition

Something went wrong in my system, and I used one of the handy boot CDs to repair grub and also iron out some mistakes in device assignments. No big deal, and it worked a treat. Good. However, the ...
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Disk image, partitions selectively, all this using dd [closed]

Start point situation: HDD with MBR scheme, four primary partitions, one of them is Windows XP system and boot partition. Remaining partitions are used for plain user data files. This formatting was ...
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Booting to black screen ubuntu 14.04.2

Please Help. When I boot up I just get a black screen that never goes away. I tried booting ubuntu in recovery mode and it said: display adapter :[FAIL] ( something like that show up). It could be ...
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Boot screen on Ubuntu freezing (both 12.04 and 14.10)

So, the loading screen stucking up after Im trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKk1PeXMet8 I tried 14.10 as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV-GUzRiQ4g I think that ...
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Ubuntu server 14.0 iscsi drive not mounting

I am new to Ubuntu and I am having a problem mounting an ISCSI drive on boot. When I watch the services start up, I see FAIL for mounting network filesystem. When the server finishes booting, the ...
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Upgrade 12.04->14.04 broke mdadm RAID10. Boot stops

Server was an Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and was running just fine. All four drives in server are SATA spin-drives. /dev/md0 - swap RAID10: sda1, sdb1, sdc1, sdd1 /dev/md1 - root RAID10: sda2, sdb2, sdc2, sdd2 ...
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14.04.2: gave up waiting on root device

I've just installed 14.04.2, and after selecting Ubuntu in grub I get dumped to an initramfs shell. The error reads gave up waiting on root device. The device it's trying to mount by UUID, hosting ...
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How do I create a LiveUSB for mac without os x?

I have a white macbook (2007) which doesn't have os x installed on it, it only boots up using the recovery drive. Is there a way to create a bootable usb which I can use to install Ubuntu on my mac. I ...
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Backing up or mirroring my existing hard drive

I'll try to keep it short - I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. Windows has recently stopped working (involving all kinds of messages during start up that say that my hard drive is ...
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Is there a way to boot into grub on a mac rather then OSX?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Mac Mini(late 2014).Now I can get to the new installation by pressingAlt > EFI BOOT to get to GRUB and selecting Ubuntu to boot the OS. My question ...
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Unable to boot after uninstalling evolution-data-server

I've accidently uninstalled evolution-data-server thinking it to be a component of the Evolution package. But after that I'm unable to boot to ubuntu. I've Gnome Desktop Environment installed on my ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and newest Ubuntu, separate HDDs, Removable HDD caddy for laptop

Okay so a few months back I bought a new HDD for my laptop and installed Windows 8.1 onto the new HDD in place of the old HDD, I then bought a caddy to use my old HDD in place of my DVD drive seeing ...
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Trouble shooting for ubuntu 14.10 [closed]

I have upgraded my system from ubuntu 14.04 Lts to 14.10 ,after the upgrading the system is showing some internal error with 14.10 version and asking to reboot the system.I rebot the system even ...
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Installation problems on my HP laptop

So I finally decided that I have enough of windows and wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04.0LTE version of Ubuntu. I burned an image to a DVD. So right after I boot from the DVD I get a window where it ...
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Can't boot WIndows 8.1 after using boot-repair-disk [closed]

I was unable to boot into Ubuntu 14.10 that I recently installed on a 250GB partition on an external hard drive because of some grub errors, so I ran boot-repair, which allowed grub to show up again ...
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Booting for IMac with only ubuntu on it

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my iMac and removed the os x completely. Now my Ubuntu freezes repeatedly after installing the first patch of updates. I am trying to re-install Ubuntu again from the ...
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Restarts to install menu with usb in. Restarts to black screen and flashing underscore with usb out [duplicate]

So i'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 and I can install Ubuntu, but when it restarts with the USB in, it acts like Ubuntu wasn't installed. It goes to the install, try, ect menu. When I take out the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Will Not Load from USB (HP laptop, Windows 8)

I cannot get Ubuntu 14.10 to load of a USB. I have load USB placed before load from hard drive in my BIOS settings, as well as Secure Boot disabled. When I have my USB plugged in, it just ...
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How to remove grub off laptop [duplicate]

Someone gave me a pavilion g6 with grub on it but no hardrive so I bought a hardrive tried to install Windows 7 but every time I turn the computer on it says grub rescue error or something like that. ...
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How to install “plymouth-greeter”?

I'm bored my plymouth, and i would like to change this. I found on the internet nice script. https://launchpad.net/plymouth-greeter When I try install this i can't but it is rly old. I use Ubuntu ...
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Black Screen With Message

Whenever I start the laptop there comes a black screen with message as shown in the image below. But After shutting down and restarting again and again 10-20 times(sometimes more than 20) it gets ...
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Black screen after plymouth at ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Recently my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stopped going further than plymouth. It goes like this: Process BIOS process grub menu ( I choose 1st option called Ubuntu) black screen for couple of seconds plymouth ...
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Kubuntu not booting after reboot

I am running Kubuntu 14.04, and it was working perfectly fine until the home partition got filled to 100% (my / and /home are on two different partitions). Many applications began throwing errors ...
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GRUB Aesthetics

Quite a while ago, when I was just getting into Linux, I used openSUSE as my distro. One thing I recall was that the boot loader screen (it was what is now called GRUB Legacy) was a lot more pleasant ...
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Kernel Panic block (2,0)

This is my first question here and I'm trying to give as much information as possible: I tried dualbooting Linux Ubuntu (first Gnome then regular Ubuntu) with windows 8 on my Lenovo U310 Ideapad. I ...
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Strange text output when booting

In the last few days I've got strange warnings(?) when booting. Furthermore sometimes my notebook doesn't even start ubuntu or grub, then it simply shuts down or UEFI gives me the possibility to boot ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04.1 with mac os Yosemite

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 in dual boot on mac Yosemite. I installed refind, I created a bootable pendrive with Universal USB Installer. After running Ubuntu from menu refind, a black ...
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U 14.04.1 won't load Unity either Terminal or anything at all but the Desktop Background

The problem occurred after installing some updates. The reason for this action was because I wasn't able to install most of the packages I tried to using apt-get and there was suggestion that this ...
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triple-boot pc: move grub and unify partitions

I have a triple-boot pc with following partitions: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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Watchdog for rebooting on keyboardless appliance, if kernel is stuck at startup [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu 14.04, which occasionally hangs at boot, just displaying Plymouth splash. After removing quiet splash from /etc/default/grub it reveals that last line of kernel log output (virtual ...
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Windows partition encrytped ,unable to boot from grub menu

I added a window 7 entry to 40_custom under /etc/grub.d . The windows entry appears in the grub menu after a grub update , but when I click on the windows option, I get an invalid signature . I used ...
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how to boot ubuntu on my acer aspire v5 laptop? [duplicate]

So I had Ubuntu on this laptop then I was downloading an update for 14.10 and it crashed now when I boot it up it just shows the log in screen I sign in then it glitches out and stays black I then ...
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Weird log in menu after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04.2

I am using Toshiba satellite c55I laptop and i have just upgraded to the newest version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I did this for the added security benefits of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, and I have ...
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Can not boot Windows 7 after install Ubuntu 14.04

Hi I am having problems for booting windows in latest ubuntu 64 bit which boots normaly, its a laptop and never had windows installed and uses UEFI and Legacy modes. This is part of the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 cryptsetup failed on boot

I decided to reformat my hard drive and install a clean copy of the newly released Ubuntu 14.04.2 with full disk encryption (incl. LVM) and I chose a strong password with special characters which ...
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problem with : the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 UBUNTU 14.10 [duplicate]

i have this problem, when i turn on my compurter , : the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1, is not ready yet or ..... contiunue to wait or press M, for manual ... on UBUNTU 14.10 Any help? ...
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USB works only after several reboots

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit installed on my HP Pavilion Windows Tablet with an Intel® Core™ i3-4030U CPU @ 1.90GHz × 4. When I've booted Ubuntu, my USB mouse does not work. The laser is lighting ...
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ubuntu stuck on vodacom logo

Ini: ixm_mem_hack pre-start process (234) terminated with status 2 Mountall:failed Init:ryslog main process(296) terminated with status 2 Failsafe-x main process (536) terminated with status 127 On ...
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There are no OS options in Dell Recovery.

I was messing around with partition flags in gparted while trying to resize one of my partitions.I ended up removing the boot flag and I forgot to put it back and restarted my laptop. And now, ...
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No Bootable Medium found after changing Harddisk size

I was running Windows7 on my virtual box. I was requiring to increase the size of Hard disk so I find out VBoxManage modifyhd YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi --resize SIZE_IN_MB My machine was running that time. ...
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Grub Rescue Error:no such partition not allowing to boot from CD/USB

I have Lenovo G570.I had win8 and Ubuntu 12.04 for dual booting. But accidentally I have deleted Ubuntu partition, now it's showing grub rescue error: no such partition error. I have bootable PD.I am ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu, during loading shows error “Could not write bytes:broken pipe” [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Yesterday, I replaced my old Intel DH55TC motherboard with a new consistent h55 motherboard for i3 540 processor. After Ubuntu loaded the purple screen, it showed an error ...
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Mounting error at /. I have two partitions

I have a MacBook Pro 2011. Recently I paritioned my internal disk into 2. 1 for Yosemite and the other for Ubuntu. However, whenever I try to boot my laptop, all is well until it says that there was ...
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Trying to do an Ubuntu/Windows dual install but only Windows 7 pops up

So I've been running Ubuntu without Windows. I got a Windows 7 live CD and tried to do a Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot but I couldn't get the boot to load correctly so I decided to go back to just ...
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Issues with BootRepair and GRUB [duplicate]

I have got a new Acer net book with Windows 8 and EUFI on it. The first thing I attempted to do was install Parrot Sec Linux, and I did so with a boot able USB created with Win32DiskImager. I was able ...
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Ubuntu Server freezing at startup

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 on an Asus X200MA laptop. It installed just fine. The challenge I have is when it boots. It appears to load a graphical driver and when it does, the ...