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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Ubuntu server error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. grub rescue>

Hi i installed the latest Ubuntu server 14.04 and rebooted a few times perfectly and now when i last reboot it, i get the following error: error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. grub ...
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Use Parted to change a partition's flag state

I had a Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with one SSD and one SATA hard drive. I had a problem with the SSD that my system was installed on. I replaced the SSD and installed a new 14.04 on to a it. The /home and ...
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black screen & restarts after upgrade to 14.10

I recently upgraded my netbook (Lenovo S205) from 14.04 to 14.10. After the restart, it just restarts over and over. I see the boot menu where I can press F2 to get into BIOS and F12 to choose the ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS using command line only. My set up is: 2 x 64GB SSD disks configured in Raid 1 and running the Op Sys. 4 x 3000GB disks in Raid 5 for storage 3 x 2000GB disks in Raid ...
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Just getting started with Linux

Heyo! Very excited to get using Linux. I'm a low level IT support tech and am used to windows, and never considered Linux just because there wasn't any reason to do so. Picked up a free Lattitude ...
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I can't Boot into Ubuntu after deleting windows partition

I started out just with Ubuntu on my computer in a 200GB partition. I wanted to install windows xp. I booted up into the xp installation disk and created a new partition for xp. After it was installed ...
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Live linux USB to boot on a MAC but made on a PC? Please assist!

Good afternoon, Piggy-backing off of the only internet link from google (listed below) that i can find, i'm trying to get more info on this subject. How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a separate SSD than windows and swap drive to use both

I have windows 8 laptop whose hard drive could be swapped easily. From my previous dual boot experience, working with windows 8 and ubuntu at the same time could cause some trouble. Also, I am using a ...
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system directly booting to windows without showing grub menu

I have hp pavillion 15 n203tx preinstalled with windows 8.1. I installed ubuntu 14.04 in it. and then it use to show a grub menu everytime I turn my system. the menu was- 1). ubuntu 2). advanced ...
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Boot Device Not Found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Hard Disk- (3F0)

after using UBUNTU 14.04 ive been wanting to try out a few other operating systems,so ive tried installing Zorin,gOS,Mint,Fedora and more but no matter what my laptop refuses to read the boot devices ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso will not boot

I have an old XP laptop that I want to refresh by using Linux. Downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso and burnt onto DVD as an image, not just copied the iso file. Changed the boot order to boot ...
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How to install a new version of ubuntu over an already double boot ubuntu/windows?

here is my question: I've installed ubuntu in a partition of the same disk where it is windows 7. Now i've grub that allows me to choose between windows and ubuntu. I would like to replace this ubuntu ...
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How to flash bios on Shuttle XPC with USB stick [duplicate]

I want to update bios on my machine with SZ87R000.201 version. I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 and I have a USB stick and a DVD-ROM available. The FAQ on Shuttle website has instruction only for Windows ...
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How can I get my 1TB drive to mount and unlock?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a 1TB hard drive on my computer. I wanted to try UbuntuMATE on an old 40GB hard drive and installed it on the 40GB hd. I had my 1TB hard drive plugged in while ...
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Can plymouth be made to apply already know work arounds for proprietary drivers automatically?

As a long term ubuntu user, I am disappointing that plymouth is pretty much the same as when it was first introduced. We have to manually apply fixes after we choose to use proprietary drivers, which ...
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After inserting a new OS entry, GRUB2 asks for password

Yesterday I installed a new fresh Ubuntu system, and installed Android-x86 in another partition. Then I followed this tutorial to add an entry for Android-x86. My 40_custom file: #! /bin/sh -e cat ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS unusable after installing nvidia drivers

Okay I was having issues with the noveau drivers included with my fresh install of ubuntu 14.04lts so I updated my graphics card to the 340.58 drivers as recommended by nvidia. I used the additional ...
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Unable to set coherent dma mask

I am running an HP G71-340US Notebook with 4gb of memory. I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04(got rid of Windows). I use the gnome shell. When booting I receive the following error message. ...
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cannot boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Here is url of boot-repair's "recommended repair": http://paste.ubuntu.com/8941902 During installation process Ubuntu couldn't find that Windows is already installed so I did "other install". ...
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What happend while upgrading to 14.10?

I have tried to upgrade my laptop from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday. Unfortunately some things went wrong. I used the graphical update manager that pops up in unity from time to time. There were no ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 system startup is less verbose

Booting Trusty Tahr without splash screen produced lots of Starting <service name here>... messages, which I actually liked, as I could track the booting process. With Utopic Unicorn, I get ...
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keyboard buttons 4 and 5 refresh the browser

very strange. the buttons '4' and '5' will refresh any browser site. I have to press the FN-button to neutralize the effect. please help, I cant take any longer. I wanted to fill in a ticket form on a ...
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Is asus X550LD--xx064d supports dual boot

I am trying to dual boot windows and ubuntu. but while installing ubuntu it can't detect other os windows7/8. also not detecting Hard Disk partitions. Steps I followed: 1. Install windows 8.1 and then ...
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Why can't I start Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire ES1-111M-C56A?

I just bought the 11,6 inches Acer Aspire ES1-111M-C56A (Intel Celeron N2840, 2,1GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Intel HD Graphics, Win 8.1 with Bing) and I'm facing different problems when trying to install ...
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manually make drive bootable

I have extracted my iso to my pendrive instead of letting a boot utility software do it. Now I can't boot my pc with that pendrive. Moreover, it was formatted in windows prior to copying iso contents. ...
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Stuck in busybox, fsck doesn't help, no solution does

I got stuck in busybox some time ago and I just don't find any solution on any site that suits for me. I'm a beginner. I tried this one: Boot drops to a (initramfs) prompts/busybox If I use sudo ...
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Black Screen Blinking Cursor Live DVD Ubuntu 14.04

This morning, after an ubuntu update, I restarted my computer and it remained blocked on a black screen before the grub. I tried to launch a Live DVD of Ubuntu but after choosing "try ubuntu without ...
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bcdedit does not wubildr.mbr file location

I have dual boot on my system (64 bit) , Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 .I use GParted to increase the partition, I resize windows partitions. Now when I restart the system and select Ubuntu it gives the ...
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After Installing Ubuntu (Dual Boot)in Windows 7 it is booting from CD and Not from hard Disk

I tried to Install Ubuntu Dual boot in Windows 7 it is booting whenever the DVD is available but when i removed the DVD it shows an black screen stating that no mvs file system defined .. can you help ...
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Can't access Windows after installing 14.04

I have a system where I have my windows OS on a 500 gb hard drive and then Linux on an 80gb drive. I'd previously had 13.04 Ubuntu installed on said 80 gb hard drive. While updating to 14.04 via a ...
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slow boot in ubuntu and arch but fast boot in windows 8

ok ive been using ubuntu and a few distrubutions for a year now and on this same pc of mine.i love linux but this has alwase botherd me. on windows 8 my pc would boot in 30 seconds 35 maybe. but ...
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Making Ubuntu Download Bootable from USB

How can I make the Ubuntu download bootable from a USB stick without downloading third party software? Thanks!
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repeating lubuntu logo in purple splash screen

When i run the Ubuntu which is default in the GRUB menu, i get the following splash screen: However, when i go on with the advanced options for ubuntu in Grub menu and start ubuntu generic version ...
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Dual-boot loads Windows 8.1 first, and Ubuntu occasionally completely crashes

The title says it all really, but to give you some context, I only recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a Lenovo Flex 15D laptop, which came with Windows pre-installed. I've still been using Windows ...
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What after GRUB menu?

I have bought a laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1 After following all the steps from this article. (Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)). I tried to ...
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Graphic problems with installing of UbuntuDesktop

I am having the following problem: I installed the Ubuntu ISO file to a USB Disk. My computer can boot from it just fine. When I set the boot mode to "UEFI", i get a weirdly stretched menu that is ...
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System program problem detected showing at boot

I have been facing this dialog for a long time lately. Though I've gone through multiple reinstalls of the system,the system program problem detected still keeps appearing after every boot. Plus after ...
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Stuck after login, desktop not showing up

After entering the password in the login screen, the desktop doesn't show up, I only see the default ubuntu wallpaper and the mouse cursor. I also get this error message: "Could not apply the sored ...
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Boot does not go ahead Gnome icon

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS. Yesterday I uninstalled evolution and it's components using the command sudo apt-get remove evolution* which freed something around 40 MB data. After which I tried to ...
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Remove live CD after booting from it [duplicate]

I would like to know if after booting from the Live CD i can safely remove it and keep using Ubuntu as if it were a live CD. If not, is it possible to do it in some other way? My laptop has 6gb of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBookPro 11,3 rEFInd boot issues

Last night in installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBookPro 11,3 (Mid-2014 rMBP) and I used rEFInd as the bootloader, it worked, I installed wifi drivers, fixed my touchpad (I believe), and so on. Now, it ...
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Having trouble booting to USB to install Ubuntu

Hi I have a an Acer Aspire 5253-BZ660 running Windows 7 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu from USB. I copied the .ISO file to the USB. I have also gone into the BIOS and set it to boot to USB first. ...
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Computer is really messed up, need to know how to salvage ubuntu after hard reset during 14.10 installation

So I bought my Lenovo T520 back in 2011, and for a while I had no problems, but then I decided to install Windows 8 (a few times, the first few times were unsuccessful because it was an unofficial ...
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Can an integrity check be run against a USB boot disk?

Is there a way to perform an integrity check on a ready-to-use USB boot disk? I just made a Lubuntu 14.04.01 boot USB, and have not been able to figure out how to run an integrity check on it. I ...
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Boot script shoutcast; initctl: Job failed to start (Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1)

I tried to set up an startup-script for shoutcast: #Shoutcast # #Shoutcast description "Shoutcast" start on runlevel [2345] #stop on runlevel [!2345] pre-start ...
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Why doesn't my Lubuntu Live-usb drive boot up?

I have a very old [Fujitsu Siemens Amilo][1]. I installed Windows XP on it, but it gets messy and unstable after a very short period of time. I decided to use a [Xubuntu][2] 32 bit. I created ...
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After selecting Grub entry, screen switches to power save

After I select an entry (Ubuntu) from the Grub menu, the screen goes to power save mode. I could eventually get the screen asking me for the HDD encryption password by pressing Alt-F1 and then Alt-F7 ...
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problem with boot, grub-repair not help

Hello i want install ubunntu 14.10 (64biit) i already have orginal windows 8.1. I turn off secureboot in bios, and fastboot in windows. Installation ubuntu is no problem but i don't see grub after ...
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Adding ubuntu partition to Windows 8.1 boot

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a partition and then I have some swap area partition and then I have a partition with Ubuntu installed on it. For some reason I can't boot to the Ubuntu partition, how ...
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Why doesn't my Live-USB boot up but instead freezes up?

I have a very old Fujitsu Siemens Amilo. I installed Windows XP on it, but it gets messy and unstable after a very short period of time. I decided to use a Xubuntu 32 bit. I created the live USB ...