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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Putting a Linux distribution on an external drive with Unetbootin

I don't have a USB stick or CD drive, but I'm trying to put some version of Linux on my external hard drive. My computer is running Windows 8 on a Lenovo Yoga. I used SmartDiskFAT32 to reformat the ...
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create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am Linux user and currently there is no Windows* PC s available to me . I just want to experience the Windows 8 I have a Windows 8 Image/files I have a running Ubuntu PC I have an 8 GB USB disk I ...
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problem installing ubuntu in 64 bit compiler [closed]

i boot the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO using startup disk in my 32bit but while installing on 64 bit of windows os it is not asking install Ubuntu directly it is opening windows OS how can i install in 64 bit OS ...
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14.1 does not boot after upgrading from 14.04

I successfully installed 14.04 along with my pre-installed Win8.1. Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine, but after I restarted to complete the upgraded to 14.10 the screen is just blank/black with a ...
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Loading ubuntu to run alongside native Chrome on an Acer C720

Is there a link or known good instructions on how to do this that a novice can follow?
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Is it safe to remove old vmlinuz.* files from /boot

In /boot there are a lot of vmlinuz.* files going back 4 years. Is it safe to remove some of these? Edit: Most seem to have congig-3.* and System.map.* files to go with them. I would probably want to ...
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Problem in installing Ubuntu

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.4, my laptop is 32-bit 512 MB RAM, and followed the way guided for installing Ubuntu 14 by using USB bootable making by universal USB installer, but it not get installed, ...
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Opening Ubuntu from the hard drive [duplicate]

I have an HP box with a 32bit processor and 80gb hard drive that currently has XP pro as the OS. I downloaded Ubuntu to the hard drive but can't get it to open or boot. I welcome any suggestions.
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powerd.service takes eternity to start at boot

$ systemd-analyze blame 1min 30.182s powerd.service 7.348s plymouth-quit-wait.service 7.270s NetworkManager-wait-online.service 3.419s systemd-udev-settle.service ...
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At ubuntu server boot cli, how can I check if internet is configured?

Basically I want to preseed ubuntu server set up but it keeps on saying file can't be loaded, so I was thinking maybe there is something wrong with my internet connection. But there is no ping or ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 fails to boot in Macbok [closed]

After installing Ubuntu 11.4 in a Macbook 5,2 I get a blinking folder with a question mark at boot. The installation was successful erasing the entire drive, but the computer fails to boot Ubuntu, I ...
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System hangs at loading initial ramdisk and trackpad stopped working after transitioning from unity to gnome

Machine Information: Lenovo G505s, AMD A10 5750M APU 2.5 Ghz w/ Radeon 8650G, 8 GB 1666 MHz DDR3 RAM 1 TB HDD, 600 GB Ubuntu, 300 GB Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Gnome DE (both updated to latest ...
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X11 hangs, leaves me with black&white text display, Intel i915, precise1-Ubuntu [migrated]

I am running a Bodhi derivative Ubuntu, ("tainted") based on Precise, on an Acer Chromebook. After a system update, X11 dies, leaves me "hung" with text display. If I reboot in recovery mode, and ...
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Reset computer after installation froze now can't boot at all [on hold]

I have a Windows partition and a Fedora live CD. During boot it is saying "no drives found" and just stays at a black screen. My computer doesn't even recognize the CD anymore. I'm completely at loss ...
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boot-failure - usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61

While booting 14.04, I often get this error: usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61 Sometimes some more warning messages are also printed and the computer stops booting. I have to hard reset and ...
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USB boot missing, USB works [duplicate]

I have made a bootable USB. I have made 100s of them before. I have a dual boot pc, Kali and Ubuntu. I want to reinstall Kali from USB (alongside my UBUNTU), but the computer will not boot to USB ...
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Chromebook usb bootable disk

I want to create a usb bootable version of Ubuntu server. I have a Chromebook with crouton-XFCE on it. I read online many posts about this, none gave me a solution. I tried to use this approach sudo ...
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Ubunt 14.04 Stuck on Boot screen Full Disk Encryption No Prompt

Ubuntu Will not boot. It will get stuck on a purple screen before asking for the encryption password. I thought it might be a video card issue so I booted in using recovery mode, and the console does ...
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Having trouble with Windows Xp + windows 8.1 + ubuntu 14.04lts triple boot

At first I installed Windows Xp from my CD. Then I installed Windows 8.1 from my DVD. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2LTS. When I turn on my computer I get options to load Windows8.1 and Ubuntu but not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs sometimes on boot after CUDA 7.0 installation

in the last couple of weeks I have been struggling trying to set up my laptop for c++, qt5, OpenCV developing. System Info: Latop: MSI GE60-2PE Apache Pro (Graphic: Intl HD Integrated Graphic ...
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How does grub-reboot work?

I run three different OSes on my machine and use it remotely a lot, so I'd like to write myself a utility that is basically a cross-platform version of grub-reboot. The problem is, I have no idea how ...
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How To Create New Partitions before installing the OS? [duplicate]

New to Linux. Need to have only Ubuntu as my OS. I have 500GB HD and need 4 Local Drives. Pl. help.
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New Ububtu installation showing /dev/sda1 as mounted drive?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.2 afresh, and I think I might have made a mistake. When I made my backups, a part of that was /etc/fstab. When I restored all my data, I also restored that. Now, when I ...
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How to boot encrypted windows partition

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on a dedicated partition in my work machine. The Windows partition is encrypted with Symantec full disk encryption, and is not recognized by Ubuntu as Windows (and does ...
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How to PXE network boot a Ubuntu Server 12.04 using HTTP

I have a task to PXE install Ubuntu servers by HTTP, so I find the tutor in PXEInstallServer and KickstartCompatibility and set my PXE server as it said. Then I open a test client and which can get a ...
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Win 7 boot loop after Ubuntu 14.10 install (UEFI)

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside my Windows 7 installation. Unfortunately something seems to have broken and is now causing a boot loop for Windows 7: I can boot Ubuntu perfectly fine and I ...
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Where to find Ubuntu downloads for installing on a laptop with a formatted hard disk? [duplicate]

My Sony Vaio HDD has been formatted and I want Ubuntu on it--can it be done? And how--I can't even seem to find Linux for laptop OS downloads.
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BGRT Errors on boot - Custom compiled kernel 3.19.3

After compiling my own kernel (yes, I know I'm not entitled to any support), I receive this message on boot: [ 0.077204] Ignoring BGRT: invalid status 0 (expected 1) It disappears after a few ...
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How to boot from an old 3.5'' internal hard drive connected via an USB adapter?

The Windows XP of my father's old PC was utterly broken (no wonder), so I removed his 160 GB internal SATA-drive from his PC, took it at home, connected it via a universal USB connector for all kinds ...
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I want to resize my mount point partition of ubuntu 12.04 and install winndows 7 .HOw can I do that? [duplicate]

I want to resize the Ubuntu 12.04 partition and install Windows 7. How can I do that? Please refer to the screenshot of Gparted editor. I want to resize the dev/sda3 partition.
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GRUB menu lost in win 8 dual boot configuration after hard drive swap

Packard Bell imedia S2185 set to dual boot Win 8\ Ubuntu 14.04 and was using it to work on an embedded linux deployment. I had an issue on another PC and swapped over the hard-drives to see if the ...
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Xubuntu silent boot - how to prevent scrolling messages

I'm getting scrolling messages over 4 booting dots ( . . . . ), usually some warnings or start-up messages. Is there any way how to generally switch off all the messages? Clean installation of ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after bleachbit

I used bleachbit on my Ubuntu 14.10 system. After that I restarted the system and I get this message: SpamAssassin Mail Filter Daemon: diabled, see /etc/default/spamassassin * speech-dispatcher ...
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can't access wireless,files and usb in Ubuntu

I have been using Ubuntu full time for about 5 months now. For some reason, when I switched on my laptop after work it does not detect any wifi, it does not detect any USB (mouse or pen drive). It ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot From Grub2 After Installing Windows 8.1 And Using Boot Repair Black Screen [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu and wiped my hard drive and I liked it, But I wanted to install Windows 8.1 so I did in a separate partition, then the problem happened. I wasn't able to access Grub2 because of ...
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How can I RE-ENABLE USB boot …? [duplicate]

I have made a bootable USB. I have made 100s of them before. I have a dual boot pc, Kali and Ubuntu. I want to reinstall Kali from USB (alongside my UBUNTU), but the computer will not boot to USB ...
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X server doesn't start with network?

My Ubuntu system doesn't start the graphics when the network is connected. If network is connected, the system says "Ubuntu" at the loading screen but then goes to a blank screen. I can press alt+F2 ...
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Install Ubuntu on Local Network? [duplicate]

I have a Mac OS X machine and a Linux box both on the same local network. I can ssh into both and launch apps using ssh -X. My question is this: Can I remotely boot the Ubuntu installer located on ...
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Cannot start system after deleting password file

I wiped out the password file in root folder with the cat command, I tried to restart the system, but no longer works. What can or should I do? I learn well from mistakes, I have tried recovery mode ...
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Kernel updates will not install - boot partition full

I am running 14.04 LTS. Kernel updates will not install or uninstall. The boot space (approx 240Mb) is now full and using sudo apt-get autoremove, autoclean, clean or remove will not work. This all ...
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How to boot ubuntu from partition other than C:/ [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu from pen drive. I already had some free space on my hard disk, so i installed ubuntu there(90 GB space). After installation i was prompted to reeboot. when i reboot, windows 7 ...
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disk drive for /home is not ready yet or not present when loading Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 on VMware

Hi I have Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS installed on a VMware station. It has worked fine before but now when I open the virtual machine it goes thru the normal process of starting and stopping the ...
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Plymouth Interrupted during boot

I have installed a plymouth theme on my machine (Ubuntu Gnome 15.04) and before an update to systemd, everything worked. Now even with the kernel parameters as such: quiet loglevel=3 ...
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Installer is stuck when installing Ubuntu

I started installing Ubuntu this afternoon at 17:00. It is now 00:21 and it still hasn't finished. Is this normal? If I turn the machine off before it is finished, given that I've already formatted ...
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Booting Problem after removing old kernels

Reference my earlier posting David, many thanks for reply, sorry for delay, I was rushed away on an assignment. I have run boot repair, also tried the option to fix common problems, which had no ...
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When I restart Ubuntu after the install, it goes straight back to the USB GRUB.

So after I install Ubuntu, and restart as prompted, it goes to the USB loader. The live version off the USB works fine, however, if I remove the USB it states on the screen: ERROR: No boot disk has ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.02 on a live DVD appears to install but does not boot [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on an empty drive. Appeared to finish the install normallly. Removed the live DVD, hit enter, machine started a reboot. Post ok, monitor turned faintly purple, but no other ...
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Grub Rescue Can't Do Anything

Same problem as many other people, but I can't even go into BIOS because my keyboard is locked and the splash screen doesn't even show up. All i get is "grub rescue" and I can't type anything like the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS + Mac: Pure EFI Boot with BURG

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to my Macbook pro using as described in following article: UBUNTU + MAC: PURE EFI BOOT. So, now I want to replace grub2 with burg. I installed it using apt-get, and I ...
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Persistent Ubuntu on a USB drive

From the title, my question probably sounds very similar to old questions but as far as I can tell it is not. I've looked through many of those questions and have not found an answer to my complete ...