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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How do I remove ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sda6 installed alongside ubuntu 12.04 on dev/sda1

I did a silly thing. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Ubuntu 12.04. I want to get rid of ubuntu 14.04 (dev/sda6). Here is my gparted: How do I remove sda6 and merge it with sda1 in ubuntu 12.04. ...
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trouble accessing USB boot up screen

Recently i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and enjoying it. I decided to remove windows 8 because i no longer needed it and absolutely disgusted by it. I want to install another OS back on to my PC so i ...
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ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed

I've acer-pc which had at the beginning installed oem windows 8 or 8.1 x64. Later I wanted to install custom ubuntu. I checked oem/normal/x86/x64, other windows installations. I've installed os even ...
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why can't i resume after using lock/hibernate mode?

First of all, hibernate has been very iffy for me. And then when I open my computer back up it goes to the Light Display Manager login. I usually can "Ctrl-Alt-F7" to get to the regular login, but ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Grub Rescue error

So I installed linux (ubuntu) yesterday on a fresh hdd with a disk. It worked fine till today when it froze after I had had it in sleep mode and I had to turn it off and on again to be greeted with a ...
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Ubuntu 14 slow startup

After some time using my Ubuntu 14.04 it became painfully slow on boot/startup. Here is an image of my bootload. Can you help me?
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How to find what prevent my computer from unlocking?

When asking for my UNIX password at the login screen, entering the right password won't unlock it but it does the sound as if it's happy and don't give an error message. Here are the last things I ...
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GRUB2: black screen when booting Windows

I know this might be a duplicate, but I've read a lot of threads about this and none pointed me to the solution. When loading GRUB2 I have a black screen (with static white cursor on the upper left) ...
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Ubuntu doesnt load after installing windows 7

Installed windows 7 on my hp-15r014tx. I had installed ubuntu before . after lot of struggle. I partitioned my hardisk into two parts. 500 GB NTFS(For windows) and 400 GB ext4(for linux) and some ...
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On boot, black screen “Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS [name] tty1

When ever I boot up my laptop I get a black screen that says: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS [name] tty1 After letting it sit for a while my laptop boots up into its normal GUI. I'm worried this might turn ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu to a USB HDD with Windows 8 on internal? Need confirmation

I am trying to make sure that Ubuntu will install correctly and boot from a USB HDD. Windows 8.1 is installed on the primary internal 1TB, this is a 230 GB (after all extra was taken out). If I were ...
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Cloned my harddrive to a SSD, SSD will not boot, suspect GRUB problem

Wanted to replace my laptop internal harddrive with an SSD, and not lose, or have to rebuild all my configuration info, etc. Cloned the harddrive to the SSD with Acronis True Image HD, which warned ...
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Slow boot/resume from suspend

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 8.1 on my laptop and have been enjoying it a lot. I realized some day that I wanted to give more space for my root and home partitions (they ...
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Problems booting after moving from Ubuntu 12.04 from one HD to another

I recently tried to move my Ubuntu 12.04 OS from a smaller hard drive to a newer one by following, for the most part, the instructions described at ...
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How do I make my system detect ubuntu?

I have two partitions one is ext4 for ubuntu 500 gb and other is ntfs for windows 500 gb again. But the syetem automatically boots to windows without detecting ubuntu and also does not detect the 500 ...
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Problem with initial Ubuntu 14.04 startup

I have a problem booting up my fresh Ubuntu install. I messed around with this for a few days now, and can't figure it out or find a solution for it. Most likely it's my nvidia optimus driver problem ...
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Can't run Ubuntu because of PXE Boot

I wanted to run Ubuntu without install on a computer at school but they have this dumb PXE network service boot and when I turn the computer on, instead of having to press f6, f10 or f12 I get this ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1+Ubuntu12.04 - can't boot on windows

I got a Toshiba Sattelite S70-b-110, with windows 8.1 pre-installed. I partitioned my HDD into 4 : C:/ (Windows install) ; P:/ (Windows Data and installed programs) ; Ubuntu install (/) ; ...
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Live USB boot does not work "any more!

For the past couple of days I was experimenting with Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 14 (BIOS) on a Dell xps 15Z. I used a USB drive to install ubuntu on this system (HP formatting tool & YUMI) ...
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Why do I get an error whenever I install the bootloader?

I'm on an iMac which also boots Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I get to the part of installing the bootloader I get an error. Previously I continued ...
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Can't boot from CD/Install Windows

My issue is with Ubuntu 14.04. I have recently installed Ubuntu over Windows 8, being unhappy with Windows. After playing with Ubuntu, I discovered that some of my hardware and software is ...
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How to install edubuntu without usb neither dvd boot?

I have got an old PC (2001) and I try to install edubuntu for my children. I downloaded the iso file and install it on a usb key with unetbootin (from ubuntu). I try to boot on this key on my laptop ...
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The Disk drive for /windows is not ready yet [duplicate]

when my laptop is booting there is a message called The Disk drive for /windows is not ready yet or not present Continue to wait or press S to skip mounting or M for Manual recover why is ...
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Ubuntu startup problem

I am using Ubuntu, I start up my computer and see the following message. Keys: Press F to attempt to fix the errors, I to ignore, S to skip mounting, or M for manual recovery.
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sysvinit services not starting on boot, upstart services starting [closed]

I have a problem with my Ubuntu server installation :/ The server runs several services, e.g. postfix, dovecot (as a mailserver), apache2, mysqld, elasticsearch. Normally on startup, these services ...
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How to install graphics drivers off a live usb

Hi im having some trouble with Xubuntu. I have a toshiba satellite c50-b-14d (Hardware can be found here: http://www.toshiba.co.uk/laptops/satellite/c50-b/satellite-c50-b-14d/) After installing ...
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Windows 8/ Ubuntu Dual Installation Problem!

Okay, so I have fulfilled all the requirements necessary to dual booting Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Windows 8 (disabling secure boot and fast boot, making liveCD, and partitioning 50gb of free space on my 2tb ...
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need to boot back into windows 8 [duplicate]

i don't know exactly what topic i should read, but i thought it would be better to just post this. i have an acer laptop, and i was locked out of the bios. i wanted to try something new and installed ...
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(Boot Problems) Error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. grub rescue>

I normally auto-boot to windows through grub because of music software incompatibilities with Ubuntu. This message came up one day and I could never figure out what happened, but It won't let me even ...
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how to fix Ubuntu boot after intalled windows?

I was having win8.1 as my 1st system and Ubuntu 14.04 as my 2rd. and last week i installed win 10 preview , however win8.1 , win 10 and ubuntu are all shown in the boot list , but if i chose ubuntu , ...
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black screen of death on install

So before you go and flag this as a duplicate please read! So I boot off of my uefi usb and hit install ubuntu and all that pops up is a black streen with a window but that window just contains a ...
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Flashing white dash on startup

My Laptop has always been annoying when it came to grub. I have a toshiba satellite c50-b-14d (if needed you can find the hardware details here: ...
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Reset Entire Lubuntu System to Factory Defaults Without Reinstalling

Okay, I've been spending several days trying to troubleshoot my GRUB, but ain't getting anywhere. An update corrupted it, so it takes extra-long to boot my computer since I have to go through the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: plymouth-upstart-bridge terminates during boot

In Ubuntu 14.04.1 with 3.13.0-37-generic kernel, I get this message while booting up (few previous messages added for context too): [ 4.951362] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 [ 4.951519] ...
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boot0: error on new SSD install

Signed up for EdX Linux course so I decided to buy an SSD and load up Ubuntu on it. Downloaded the 64-bit version of Ubuntu and wrote it to a USB, booted from it and installed. All went fine. But ...
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A black screen/window on top of the grub2 menu on boot

I only have ubuntu 14.04 installed and I'm getting a black screen/window on boot. at first I thought that I had no grub and was booting straight into ubuntu. But that was not the case, in the next ...
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installation/boot problem

I have a Sony vaio svf152a19m, currently running windows 8.1. I tried installing ubuntu 14.04.1. (from usb and from a dvd). Every time I execute the "Wubi.exe" file it starts installing perfectly ...
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Problems with grub rescue. can't enter BIOS, can't boot from cd, dvd or USB, only OS installed is Win8.1

I am a noob with grub rescue. I am Dutch (don't use tot difficult language) andere I screwed up my laptop. What i did: Tried to install Ubuntu and Mint next to Win 8.1. I had tot much primary ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on external hard drive

I insalled Ubunutu on external hard drive and I want to ask you, if my Windows 8 disk will stay untouched after using Ubunutu? Will it run well? Also I tried Live USB and it worked really fine.
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Cannot load Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

After entering selections menu (launch windows or Ubuntu) and selecting Ubuntu, screen gets stuck at purple screen... I've launched Ubuntu in Recovery mode... What might be the problem that it just ...
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Black screen after the purple load screen

I'm using ubuntu 12.04. I just restarted it, and it goes to the purple screen. What happens there is unusual, because it just stays purple for about 3-4 seconds, which never happens. Then, it shows ...
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Installing 12.04 on a 14.04 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04, I want to do a fresh install of 12.04 so I can play dota 2 with the steam client for linux. I have a startup usb ready with 12.04 but when I restart or turn off it goes directly ...
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how to use gparted-live? I get a blank screen and I am alien to the commands

As I have seen in other posts, gparted live comes with a gui and animated interface, but when I load gparted on a live cd which was a 200mb iso all I get is a blank screen, and grub , I don't know any ...
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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 = ...