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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Install failed, can't boot [closed]

I tried to install lubuntu on my computer from a usb stick but it failed for some reason and said it can't send report for some reason. Now when I turn on my computer it doesn't find anything to boot ...
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Ubuntu won't boot when choose “Try Ubuntu without installing”

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 to my PC's HDD which has ASROCK's UEFI and windows10 already installed on an SSD. I know there are some problems with installing Linux distributions on UEFI ...
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How to backup recovery Windows partition using Linux

I bought a new laptop with Windows installed on it. I'm going to wipe all partitions and install Linux. One day I'll probably sell that laptop, so it'll be nice to recover it to the manufacturer ...
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how do I boot from the 100 GB SSD and run large programs in the 1 TB HDD?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTE installed on my 1TB HDD, I cant find any step by step information on how to change it so the computer boots from the 100 GB SSD while still using the 1 TB HDD for larger ...
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Boot failed: could not read the boot disk

i have a next problem, after starting xen through: username@username-hp:~$ sudo xl create /etc/xen/lv-vm-w10.cfg in QEMU see the next text: My configurations files lv-vm-w10.cfg # ===========...
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Unable to free space on /boot

I have no more space on /boot because of too many installed kernels. So I'm trying to remove old kernel versions but getting an error: $ sudo apt-get purge linux-headers-3.13.0-86 Reading package ...
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Stop mounting of folders in /mnt

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, and now my system takes almost 5 minutes to boot (before upgrading it was <10 seconds). I ran systemd-analyze blame to see what was taking it so long, and it ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 slow boot issue

It takes around 7-8 minutes to boot. Please check following output: $ systemd-analyze blame 7min 34.482s gpu-manager.service 7min 19.308s plymouth-quit-wait.service 19.884s mysql.service 15....
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Disadvantages to running Ubuntu from a USB stick or SD card?

I'm buying a cheap barbone mini PC and I'm looking for a way to get around buying a SSD for it. I have a quality USB 3.0 stick here with 128GB which I'm not using atm. The PC also has USB 3.0. It also ...
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recover data from device that requires a DRM key

I have an ancient Linux box, that has a specialty program on it. the PC has faulted recently, and I'm not sure that I can repair the hardware. The bios loads an encryption key from a separate USB DRM ...
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Trackpad not working on SP3 with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Dual booted Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (bought a USB stick from the Ubuntu website) to a Surface Pro 3 and everything works great except it is not responding the trackpad on the typecover. Using the USB stick ...
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Pc won't boot after installing ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu from a usb disk and it works fine. After restarting my netbook dell inspiron it went to grub and i selected ubuntu and then i Got this on the screen and wont continue /dev/sda1:...
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What are /dev/mmcblk0boot0 mmcblk0rpmb

I accidentally zeroed out some block devices which are not the paritions showing up in GParted? What do these do? This device is eMMC disk, an analog of SSD. Not external SD card. /dev/mmcblk0boot0 /...
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System failure during aptitude upgrade resulted in broken package: No such file or directory: '/usr/lib/python3.5/distutils/filelist.py'

My system was upgrading when an error ocurried and it rebooted. Once I got into busybox, I had to run fsck /dev/sda1 and confirm each correction. So far, so good. When I got Ubuntu back, I tried to ...
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Bootup Error: ---[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknow-block(0,0)

Previously, I have execute the following 3 commands. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade However, I cannot bootup my laptop after the restart. Whatever I try to ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8/ Ubuntu 16.04 Grub Issues

I recently had to re-install Ubuntu because it would not boot after some software changes. To install from a Live USB I had to change from UEFI mode to CSM. After reinstalling, the Grub menu does not ...
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Ubuntu won't boot on asus gl552vw

Few days ago I bought a new laptop, the asus gl552vw-dm149 with the following specs: Processor: i5-6300hq Graphic card: nvidia gtx 960m Ram: 12GB ddr4 2133Mhz SO: Windows 10 When I try to boot ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: fatal exception in interrupt

There are a lot of posts on this, but I haven't found an answer yet. This happens to me very occasionally, I'd say every two months or so, on a machine that boots automatically ~ 2x/day (it's a ...
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Ok…so i recently put peppermint 7 on my pc [closed]

Everything was working as it should. I've been using it now for over a month. I turned it on today to find that it couldn't boot. It says "failure reading sector 0x802 on hd0" this is a pretty new ...
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Ubuntu 16. Startup finished in 1min 32.747s (kernel)

From plot.html that I created using systemd-analyze plot > plot.html, here is I got: Startup finished in 1min 32.747s (kernel) + 18.861s (userspace) = 1min 51.609s Ubuntu 16.04 LTS MyName (Linux 4.4....
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How to reorder operating systems in GRUB?

How can I rearrange the operating systems installed on my computer in GRUB? I have Windows 10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Kubuntu 15.10. It prioritizes Kubuntu, with Ubuntu second, and Windows last. How ...
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Installation Problem 16.04LTS [duplicate]

So, I went through the installation of 16.04LTS after having erased and overwritten 14.04LTS. It went through the entire installation, restarted and ejected the ISO DVD. After a few minutes of disk ...
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boot full half installed kernals

I've only had ubuntu for a couple of months so please be gentle as complete noob here. I'm getting the boot full warning that seems to have plagued many on here, but none of the answers seem to work. ...
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Failure when booting Ubuntu Live USB on Windows 7

When I try to boot an Ubuntu Live USB on my new computer (with Windows 7), it will allow me to select the language, but then it freezes. Then when I forcibly shut it down and restart, my computer ...
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How to install Ubuntu on computer with 2 SATA SSD's Raid0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my computer that has 2 SATA SSDs linked by Raid0. I can't install it regularly (i.e. 'Install Ubuntu' while booting from the ISO) becuase the installer freezes or ...
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Stuck on BIOS splash screen (Dell manufacturer logo) [closed]

My computer always gets stuck during boot at this screen: Is this a problem of Ubuntu or the computer itself and how can I fix it?
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Stuck at gdm login loop after failed boot and fsck

So I must've power off my laptop the hard way yesterday when I was in a rush. After trying to boot it today, it popped up with Ash (or whatever it is called - the prompt was: initramfs$ or something ...
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debconf uefi disabling almost breaks system

I am using Lubuntu 14.04 and use the graphical update manager to keep my system up to date. Today I was installing a bunch of updates, when a window appeard that told me, that a tool named "debconf" ...
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Install grub for different OS on different HDD

I have a new system with me and two HDDs from my previous system. Simply put, I have sda with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and sdb for additional storage. I upgraded Ubuntu to 16.04 LTS and wanted ...
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LMDE 2 boots to black screen but if I choose 'systemd' it loads normal [closed]

I made the unfortunate mistake of copying and pasting some stuff and now LMDE boots to a black screen. However, if I interrupt the boot process and choose the option with (systemd) at the end, it ...
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I can't boot Ubuntu from DVD [closed]

I can not boot ubuntu DVD, I skip the "OUT OF RANGE" error there any solution for this? I can install ubuntu from W10?
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I cannot boot into windows 7 after installing ubuntu. BIOS-Boot partition error [duplicate]

I've been scratching my head for hours, and am completely lost. I have ubuntu installed on a separate drive, and 5 other drives I use with windows 7. I ran Boot-Repair with "Recommended Repair" and ...
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Slow Boot 14.04

I updated to 4.3.0-040300 kernel to get my wifi working but now booting takes much much longer. I'm using a lenovo thinkpad yoga 460, booting from an external hardrive via usb port and I've deleted ...
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Restore Windows 7 MBR with GRUB2 [closed]

On my computer i had dual boot Windows 7 (on HDD 1) and Linux Mint (on SSD). I bought a new computer with another Windows 7 preinstalled on a new harddrive (HDD 2). Then i added my linux disk (SSD) ...
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Unable to log into my desktop with correct password

I'm unable to log into my desktop for ubuntu. When I'm in my BIOS, it says Ubuntu is installed on my 500 GB SSD when it's installed on my 250 GB SSD. When I do fdisk -l it shows that my partitions ...
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Failed to boot after installing Tuxonice

I wanted to enable hibernate mode on ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Lenovo laptop and i followed this > http://askubuntu.com/a/763516/562389. And i also changed ResultActive=no to ResultActive=yes for [...
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Problems UEFI booting after software update

I have an Acer Extensa 2511 where I installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04 (Windows is not installed) Today, after a software update (which required a reboot), the reboot failed. I ran boot-repair. After that, ...
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Service with no limit at boot runs for too long and does not stop

A service at startup has been going on for 20 minutes (and counting) but I cannot stop it at boot, is there a way to stop it? ( it is LXC Network Bridge Setup) EDIT: OpenBSD Secure Shell server also ...
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Emergency mode after fail mounting windows partition

It happened after I formatted (from ubuntu) the windows partition, using file system ntfs. Now only boots in emergency mode. The log throws two errors: [drm:intel_set_pch_fifo_underrun_reporting [...
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Tried to install KDE desktop but on restarting not able to boot [duplicate]

i tried to install KDE desktop.. after the installation was completed and i restarted a dialog box saying the system is starting in low graphics mode.. and thereafter the syste is stuck..
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Latest ubuntu install: “Reloc offset is out of the segment”

I am trying to install the latest release of ubuntu, that is 16.04, on a recent machine using UEFI. I am using a USB stick, which worked properly on another computer of mine (so I know the image was ...
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error message at start ubuntu 12.04

I am getting the below message in a long queue and flashing when switching on my laptop. It actually lets me in after a very long time (even 30 mins or more). After getting in, the internet ...
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How to repair the system after an accidental deletion of the kernels? [closed]

(I'm newbie). So basically, a window kept pop-in out saying that the volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining. So I searched for a solution and I found one saying that I should delete the ...
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ubuntu 16.04 won't shutdown : Reached target Shutdown[ok] also ubuntu 14.04 won't shut down : killing all procces [fail]

I had ubuntu 14.04 (DELL laptop INSPIRON N-4110 ) shutdown and reboot worked correctly and without any problem but after a long time I wasn't able to reboot or shutdown my machine. and that was the ...
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Can't login after update 14.04 Secure Boot

After applying an update I'm not able to login in graphics mode. The last update ask me about Secure Boot. Now I can only login in command line mode. In graphics mode it keeps me asking the password ...
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Is there a command to make Ubuntu's boot menu look like Fedora's?

Basically to show all available kernel versions in the main menu, without the need to drill down to the Advanced Options.
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RUN fsck MANUALLY [duplicate]

I dual boot between Ubuntu and Windows 7.I started upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 yesterday.But i interrupted it as it took long time.when i started Ubuntu it seems unstable and displayed a dialogue ...
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Installing 16.04 on Lenovo Yoga 900 with nvme drive

I am attempting to install 16.04 on a new Lenovo Yoga 900. This type has an nvme drive and is set up by the BIOS as RAID, not AHCI (cannot be changed). I see multiple comments on the various forums ...
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After system froze and hard restart it is running very slow

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 off of a USB 3.0 drive in my laptop. I was running a script in Keras, and the computer froze after waiting ten mins or so I held down the power button for a hard restart. ...
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Ubuntu does not boot up after fsck check and clean

I unplugged my computer and moved from my apartment. after I turned it on the following messages appear: fsck from util-linux 2.26.2 /dev/sda1: clean, xxx/xxx files, xxx/xxx blocks and then it gets ...