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 to completely delete/uninstall (K)Ubuntu 14.04

I am pretty new to ubuntu/linux. I love the linux idea and i was looking for distribution i would choose. I chose Kubuntu 14.04, burned .iso on dvd and installed Kubuntu without problems. Then i was ...
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Ubuntu failing to install on seperate HDD, blank screen, flashing cursor

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop ISO and burned it to a bootable cd and have made a bootable usb drive using both Universal USB Installer and Unetbootin. I have tried mutliple ways to attempt ...
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Facing issue in installing ubuntu 12.04.2

I tried to install ubuntu 12.04.2 on my laptop. I performed following actions with the system- (1) I wanted to replace windows 7 by ubuntu. so started installation with "Try Ubuntu" option. While ...
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How to install Ubuntu on dell laptop which already have windows 7

I have Dell-Vostro 1540-amd64 architecture-500 GB Laptop. Had two partitions with 270 GB for Windows 7 and remaining is unallocated. Successfully installed Windows 7 on 270GB partition. I want to ...
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Ubuntu Hangs at loading ramdisk!

While running Ubuntu in recovery mode, it hangs at "loading initial ramdisk." What should i do? In normal mode also Ubuntu is not loading. I am using AMD processor with ATI graphics card.
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How do I install Ubuntu from USB in debian?

After looking through the Ubuntu instructions for creating a bootable USB I googled this and it seems like there's a plethora of different ways that one could do this. Here's what I've tried: ...
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How to make Nvidia logo always visible before login screen?

After installing Nvidia drivers from the manufacturer's website, I sometimes get a nice Nvidia logo (full screen) right before the login screen appears, and sometimes I get straight to the login ...
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i make my usb bootable of ubuntu but it is not working on acer 4738z

i am in serious problem. i have acer aspire 4738z. i am willing to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it and for that i made my usb bootable through the software which is mentioned in Ubuntu guide but it is ...
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Ubuntu stuck at “Loading initial ramdisk” during first boot

My Ubuntu 14.04.1 (3.13.0-32-generic) seems to not boot right after a fresh install from a Live DVD (tried it multiple times and also from a bootable USB stick as well). Boot repair info: ...
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Duel Partition Install Boot Problem

Unfortunately I got in over my head with installing Ubuntu beside Windows 7 as a duel partition. Right now I am unable to boot from the HDD. After reading up on the topic here I managed to run ...
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Windows wont boot when external HDD not connected, how can I fix this?

My current system is Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center. I wanted to try Ubuntu 14.04, and therefore I installed Ubuntu on an External HDD. (I followed some steps that I found on the internet) After ...
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Database error. Wordpress. MySQL have shut down at 10:00 am

Could you please tell me what's wrong with my MySQL? Ubuntu 14.04. I can't understand what's going on.. 140912 10:00:55 [Warning] Using unique option prefix myisam-recover instead of ...
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Dual Boot: Can't boot Arch Linux

my History I got a PC with Intel 64 Bit Processor. There I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at /dev/sdb1 and Arch Linux at /dev/sda1. Both swap onto /dev/sdb2. I tried (with succes) to install ...
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How to set a hard drive to mount it automatically at boot time? [duplicate]

I have 2 hard drives on my machine but I need to mount them manually after the boot from nautilus by clicking on them. How can I define their settings to mount them automatically at boot time ? ...
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How to recover Ubuntu operating system with my previous data

Yesterday I clicked on the System Restore button in Windows by accident. After that, Ubuntu was totally formatted. Is there any possibility to recover my operating system with its previous data?
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Need help on checking Ubuntu Live CD

I have created an Ubuntu Live CD. I succesfully verified the sha256 sum of the .iso file using the intructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToSHA256SUM The problem is the next part on ...
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Problem with partitions (deleted all of them)

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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Starting Read required files in advance fails

If I boot my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 32bit, I get these messages in my boot process: $ cat $(locate boot.log)|grep required * Starting Read required files in advance ...
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Unable to getpwuid: no such file or directory

I've been fighting against Linux for about 3 hours now. So after rebooting normally a couple of hours ago, my Ubuntu didn't boot and sticked with a cursor blink. So I noticed I was full of EXT4 ...
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“Gave Up waiting for root device. Alert! /dev/disk/by-uuid/ does not exist. Dropping to a shell” while booting

I used Ubuntu some years back and gave up on it. I am now ready to try again. To my surprise I was welcomed with this message as soon as I did the first install. If I waited some time and typed exit ...
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Problem with 14.04 : Not booting

I successfully upgraded to 14.04 and worked for few days. suddenly the computer is not booting, it is showing: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device ...
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init.d script doesn't log to /var/log/boot.log

The script below is working fine at system startup. However, its log messages don't show in /var/log/boot.log, when the system boots. I compared it with other init.d scripts and couldn't reach any ...
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Grub doesnt boot USB [closed]

I had a computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 . I decided to remove windows 7 but I've done something wrong up and formatted the entire hard disk, and now I have no OS. I tried to boot from my USB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs at “[2.688088] Switched to clocksource tsc” (Intel Pentium 4)

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a Pentium 4 machine but booting the System hangs at: [2.688088] Switched to clocksource tsc I've tried all the GRUB kernel bootoptions listed in this post: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 startup problems after booting to windows - end trace

I have a hp 8570w laptop, which has windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 lts dual booted. The problem is that after I´ve used windows and then boot ubuntu it gets stuck as shown in the picture. When I ...
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Booting Linux from USB on a Mac

I'm only posting this question because it seems I've been trying to get this to work for the last 2 weeks and feel like im exhausting my options. I'm trying to build a persistent Linux system ...
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How to recover boot startup after dual booting?

I have a big problem. Really big problem. I can't open my Operating System anymore. If I opened my laptop it will display the logo of my laptop then there will be a prompt like this: Secure Boot ...
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Booting after installation not working

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 1525 alongside Windows 7.Whenever i try booting Ubuntu, a screen flashes showing three errors. b43-phy0 ERROR:cannot found "b43/ucode15.fw" b43-phy0 ...
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installation of ubuntu after install wont boot at all

I had windows 7 completely removed when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 which is what I wanted. What I don't understand is that the installation worked fine, but when I restart the computer Ubuntu does not ...
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Why doesn't Windows 8 appear in the “BIOS” boot selection after Ubuntu is installed?

So, I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Everything is fine except when I am in the BIOS I only see the Ubuntu partition. I see the Windows partition in Ubuntu, but just not in the BIOS. What am ...
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Can't boot in Windows 8.1 after dual botting in Ubuntu

I need your help with this. I am in a big trouble so I hope you can help me. I created a dual boot in my laptop. I have a pre-installed Windows 8.1 OS. And before installing Ubuntu. I shrink my disk. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot

Can you please help me, after performing system updates on Ubuntu 14.04.1, my laptop does not boot, only blank screen. I have tried using repair disk but no joy. My file is : ...
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I've installed ubuntu; how do I start it? [duplicate]

I'm a newbe to Ubuntu I have installed Ubuntu via a CD. After the successful installation, I was asked to reboot. Upon restart, only win8 appears. Is there a way to choose between win & Ubuntu? ...
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Can't boot Linux from an external USB SSD drive

Windows 7 OS. Is there any difference between Linux Live CD and Linux installation on an external USB SSD drive in point of view of boot? I can boot Linux LiveCD without a problem when set boot order ...
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Ubuntu gnome hanging

I have a dell dimension PC that was running windows xp, I recently got a virus on it which crashed my hard drive. Now when I switch the PC on it shows the dell splash page and then the screen goes ...
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Asus Eee won't boot

I have a Asus Eee PC running Ubuntu but I wanted to change to Lubuntu, so I created a bootable USB pen drive with Lubuntu (that works fine, I tryed it no my desktop). I was able to boot on my Eee PC ...
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Computer boots to Grub command line

I've three hard drives with Windows 8.1.1 installed on the first SSD and then Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on the third HDD. In BIOS I've chosen to launch 1. ubuntu 2. ubuntu 3. Windows Boot Manager 4. Windows ...
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Grub doesn't detect my windows 7

It is my first time installing Ubuntu (14.04). I have Windows 7 installed on my first HDD, and installed ubuntu on my second one. To install I followed the instructions on this website: ...
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Uninstall ubuntu linux/ Install windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to uninstall my ubuntu linux from the computer because it's very hard to use and install windows 7. What can i do in this case?(I have an original windows 7 on CD/DVD)
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Can't boot computer

I apologize in advance for formatting and post-organization, I am using a not very smart phone. Now to the post: I've been trying to boot my computer for about a hour now and it won't boot. When I ...
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Zotac Zbox EN760 Won't Boot from USB

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Zotac Zbox EN760. It is using legacy boot, as both the "Win7 uEFI" and "Win8 uEFI" don't get past the purple screen (don't know the official name, the one with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Suddenly Won't Boot

I ran into a really odd problem today. I tried to boot my ubuntu partition, and I got a flashing screen that showed only black with a mouse cursor. Eventually it said restoring resolver state, and ...
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dvd does not boot all the way? [duplicate]

i do not have a hdd in my laptop which is a acer aspire 5750g-6480 so i bought a ubuntu 14.04 iso dvd all is well with disk but when i try to boot i get as far as a purple screen with a keyboard and a ...
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Error Installing Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate on Acer Aspire One Laptop

I tried installing Ubuntu via Wubi.exe on my laptop but could not boot to Ubuntu. Instead I get these errors below (see images): No Wubildr GNU GRUB What went wrong ? please see there are ...
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how to update grub in ubuntu 14.04

I deleted a portion of my drive accidentally, then i had the "grub rescue" problem. but i can start my system.. I have to enter a set of commands each time I boot, to rescue the grub. Is there any way ...
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No option to install Lubuntu from USB on a Ubuntu system

I have a netbook (Asus eee PC 1001P) running Ubuntu 13.10. I want to install Lubuntu 14.04 on it. I downloaded the Lubuntu ISO and used Unetbootin (on my newer laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04) to create ...
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How to install ubuntu from windows hdd (not dual boot) without cd, usb or network?

Since somehow i can't manage to install ubuntu from cd (it is broken) can't install from usb (wont boot from usb drive larger than 256mb nor will UNETBOOTIN work from that usb), and i don't have the ...
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Installing ubuntu on benq joybook a52e (7 yo laptop)

so here is my problem. I am trying to install ubuntu from usb (CD drive is dead) on benq joybook a52e laptop. But the problem is that usb drive larger than 256mb can not be recognized as bootable ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

After rebooting and choose to boot from DVD that contain Ubuntu ISO. Then the ubuntu logo appear and when total black and nothing happen. Is there any solution for this problem? I wanted to make dual ...
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Windows installation along with ubuntu 14.04 for ASUS

I have a Laptop of ASUS K55A model. I was using windows 8.1 but someday ago a problem happened and I was unable to install windows 8.1 ( I didn't tried other) . Then I tried ubuntu 14.04 and could ...