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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Why won't my Dell desktop computer boot with my usb properly?

everytime I try to boot up with usb to try to install it comes up with a distorted ubuntu desktop with a thick black line going through it! How do I make it work! I just got the PC and I don't know ...
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Windowse/Ubuntu dual-boot disk separation

I have a HDD and an SSD. I have a win8 and Ubuntu in two separate partitions on my SSD. First win8 has been installed and then Ubuntu. Boot-loader grub comes up and I can select my OS. Now, I feel ...
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getting issue when booting system in Ubuntu 14 in laptop

I am getting these kind of errors when booting system: READ FPDMA QUEUED (DRDY ERR) READ DMA EXT What I need to do for this? Is this HDD issue? I should replace it with new HDD?
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grub(violet screen) did'nt apppear

previously i had windows 7 and windows xp.I formatted the drive containing windows xp .i installed ubuntu 15.04 through USB and allocated the previously formatted drive to it.ubuntu installed ...
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Gtx 970 can't boot Ubuntu 15.04. Failed to start /etc/rc.local.compatibility

I recently installed a 970 before I was using integrated graphics. My system is dual booted win 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. I installed the most recent driver, and plugged in the gpu. It starts to boot in a ...
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Machine does not start

Initially computer was showing the error as mentioned in How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? question. Fixing it resulted in the above error. Please take look ...
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ubuntu 14.04 wont boot with start button only after pushing reset button

Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot when pushing start(power)button,the display goes in "sleeping" mode and nothing happens but after pushing reset button it boots normally and everything works ok. I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server failing PXE install - Generic error

I'm hoping someone can point me to a logfile with more information than the generic error I'm getting. I have a CentOS-based PXE server that hosts many different operating systems available for ...
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update-initramfs runs scripts in init-premount?

So, I have a weird laptop that won't correctly boot from my USB3.0 stick. Grub and initramfs load up, but then miraculously the stick is not mounted. If I just wait, the machine drops to the busybox ...
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Diagnosing Slow Boot - 15.04

I've recently thrown Ubuntu onto my main rig as a dual boot. I've been having an issue with a rather slow (relatively speaking) boot time. It takes around forty seconds. I seem to have found the ...
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strange problem booting android 4.4

Running ubuntu 14.04 and used unetbootin to install the android iso. Ubuntu is on hdo,5 and windows 7 is on hd0,3. Android runs fine when booting from the usb but freezes on the boot menu after ...
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Create bootable usb from windows iso using ubuntu live cd [duplicate]

How can I create a Bootable windows 8 usb from iso using ubuntu live cd?
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LiveCD and IBM Thinkpad

I have an IBM Thinkpad (Type 2647) on my bench that is giving me some major issues. The hard drive has been wiped (deleted the old, virus-ridden Windows XP partition from it). Now comes the ...
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Backup live server, migrate to new hard drive (simulating recovery from hard drive failure)

Goal: to take image of live system, transfer to new drive (from MBR, to GPT), separate /boot from / partition, and not have to go through tedious system re-install and re-configure from fresh. ...
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New install displays errors and boots into cmd line

I've got an old laptop which has vista on it (which is crap) so I've decided to move to ubuntu. I don't have a CDROM or anything like that to mount the installation files on so I did it through ...
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The “default” kernel isn't referenced in the “grub.cfg”?

I've set the GRUB_DEFAULT value in the /etc/default/grub file to a string Ubuntu, with Linux 3.10.0-customized and run the update-grub after that. Then I looked at the /boot/grub/grub.cfg script to ...
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How to make bootable ubuntu from installed pc?

I already posted to this question in stack exchange but this is suitable to Ubuntu . That's why I asking here again. I don't know this is a right question . But I want to know whether can I make a ...
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Can I triple and quad boot?

I dual booted ubuntu with windows 7. I learned that ubuntu creates 2 partitions, one being storage and the other being SWAP. Here is a picture of my Disk Management. I'm wondering is it safe to ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14 and accidently removed Windows 7

I wanted to install Unbuntu 14 alongside Windows 7 today (Windows was already installed). In the install menu i choose the "something else option" and gave Ubuntu 200 gb + 8gb for swap like 56mb for ...
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Cannot reach login page. Booting but then shows black page with command line

Whenever I start up my PC, it begins to go to my login page but then ends abruptly and goes to a black page with wn-block(0,0) at the top followed by a list identifying my laptop info. Halfway down ...
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Three partitions after I dual booted ubuntu?

The first OS I had installed was Windows 7. I then dual booted ubuntu 15.04. After I go back into disk management in Windows 7, there shows 3 different partitions. My main windows 7, ubuntu, and a ...
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Can I take off completely erase Ubuntu and reinstall Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have looked just about everywhere, and I can't find an answer. I absolutely hate Ubuntu. It's messing everything up on my computer. I want to completely take off everything and reinstall windows. ...
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Xubuntu never boots up for first time

I've installed Xubuntu on SSD drive, I can see it in GRUB but it never boots up for a first time. When I select "Ubuntu" in bootloader, loading splash-screen appears for a brief moment and then it ...
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ubuntu boots up once after boot repair disk, never again

i have a toshiba satellite l15w-b1302. i followed various instructions for making linux work on my computer even though it came with windows 8.1. i wiped windows and installed ubuntu. when i power ...
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Is it possible to get Grub to automatically detect other OSs at boot-up?

I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive, no problems, and put the grub boot loader on the hard drive rather than the original computer. When I try to move the hard drive to my other computer, ...
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Installing Ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS 32-bit from CD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a server that i got. So i burn Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on a CD (It's a pretty old server) but when it boots i get nothing but this "- flashing" I tried two different ...
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reset root password

I have a computer that has Ubuntu as the OS. I don't get a LILO screen and the computer boots straight from the BIOS to the GUI. I don't know how to get the terminal window. I don't know what the ...
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Can anyone help me remove Ubuntu please

My son was using Windows 7 on his computer and decided he wanted to duel boot with Ubuntu, he attempted to shrink the partition but could not , so he downloaded another program to shrink but i think ...
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My Notebook Wont Pass Motherboard Boot Screen after Ubuntu

I've just installed an Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I had an windows 8 installed on it before. Created a new partition for installing the ubuntu through Easus Partition Master (Windows) The Linux ...
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GRUB2 issue after removing windows and reinstalling ubuntu

Short version Cannot restore EFI partition with boot repair. Create a proper partition AND put a /EFI/ folder into it, then used boot repair Original question I originally had a dual boot with win 8 ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04, then Ubuntu 15.04 and now lost Windows

My computer only had Windows 7 when I bought it. Because I am an amateur programmer, I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 (duual boot) For some personal reasons (stupid ones), I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg received a segmentation fault

I have corrupted either my /boot partition, dpkg, or both. I was trying to free up space on my /boot by removing old Linux images. Now my machine will not boot. when i try to reinstall Linux-images, ...
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Will it take 4s to mount / during boot?

I think my system is taking a lot of time to boot, especially between when I press enter to boot Ubuntu from GRUB and the Splash Screen. The splash screen takes less than 2 seconds to end, but it ...
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Creating a Debian ISO by merging all 3 iso parts to one for booting via usb [closed]

I've downloaded the Debian DVD installation images that's been split into 3 parts. I want to create a USB installation disk by merging all the 3 ISO to one ISO. Here's the list of the things i've ...
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Troubles installing Ubunto on a flash drive

I have a 128GB flash drive that I've been trying to boot Ubuntu onto. I formatted the drive to NTFS and followed these steps. It all works fine, almost. I can boot from the flash drive and it takes me ...
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can i hardware raid 0 windows 10 alongside ubuntu?

I am new to Linux. I would like to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 when it comes out next month. I game on my pc, and am using two Intel 480GB SSD's in RAID-0. (motherboard raid) yet Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu boots to “Read Only Filesystem” after Upgrading

I recently upgraded to 15.04, but when my computer restarted it wouldn't boot into gui and said it was a "read only file system" I came across this Ubuntu boots in read-only filesystem after upgrade! ...
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Will the Hard Drive be ever used for temporary storage when running Ubuntu from a USB bootable drive?

I was just wondering where temporary files (like temporary internet files, cookies, etc...) will be saved when running Ubuntu from a USB dongle. More generally I'm curious to know if on the Hard ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - display unclaimed - can boot only in recovery mode

I can select recovery mode as option then boot normally. This works. But Normal mode doesn't work. the command: sudo lshw -c display results in *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA ...
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Moving the boot partition

I have the current situation: As you can see there is a 500mb chunck to the left of the boot partition that I would like to recover. The final setup I want is: where I am leaving 22gb left to ...
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Can only reboot - not boot 14.04.2

I had a perfectly running system, after an update Ubuntu would boot into a black screen. I figured out it was an issue with the latest kernel and Nvidia Drivers, fixed everything but got a lot of ...
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Windows 7 installed on ubuntu but system not able to boot windows

I have recently installed windows 7 on ubuntu.. This is how I did it- first I made a ntfs partition for my windows 7 installation, then I made a bootable usb from an iso file of windows 7 , and I ...
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Suspend during upgrade to 14.04 caused CORRUPTION

An accidental suspend when my laptop was being upgraded from 12.04 (64bit) -> 14.04 (64bit) has stopped the system from starting up. It gets to GRUB and runs through the startup procedure but stalls. ...
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Install GRUB on the MBR of an HDD inside a Win7 machine

Install GRUB on the MBR of an HDD (non-boot, it's just IN THERE) inside a Win7 machine. It must be very simple. I just failed to successfully google my problem. I dont want dual boot, I dont want to ...
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boot from grub2 to windows 8 [duplicate]

I duel booted my windows 8 with Ubuntu. Ubuntu started to give many errors so I tried to uninstall it by destroying the partition. The problem is that I cannot return to windows 8 because my computer ...
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Recommended distribution for my laptop (problems with Ubuntu on HP Probook 655 G1)

I'm very new to Linux and after I installed ubuntu, I was pretty satisfied and could handle it pretty well. But I had several problems with my HP Probook 655 G1. Sometimes when I boot up, it won't ...
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Ubuntu USB isn't working

I have recently had a bit of trouble creating a boot-able USB drive for my Toshiba laptop. I have followed this tutorial about 10 times now and always get this message after I try to boot into Ubuntu: ...
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Bootloader/Grub can't boot but recovery works but still can't boot

Hi I have an issue with running ubuntu on sdcard The usb is 8gb and partitioned into : sda1 : 900MB (FAT32) sda5 : 512MB (swap) sda6 : 6GB (EXT4) root Ubuntu 15.04 is already installed. But when I ...
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14.04 64x “Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode 0x000000100”

After a power outage (unplanned shutdown), attempts to reboot Ubuntu Studio 14.04 are greeted with the subject line. Additional lines include; CPU: 7 PID 1 Comm: run-init Not tainted ...
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How to make Ubuntu the default boot OS on Chromebook ASUS 300

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on my Asus 300 chromebook but want to make it the default operating system when it is restarted. From the research I have done a command in crosh after I log into ...