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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Cannot login into Ubuntu 16.04 - Some kind of error

I'm unable to log in into Ubuntu 16.04. It is fresh installation from yesterday. Everything was working until I opened my PC today. I cannot believe that something like that happen. Could anyone help ...
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Kernel panic on boot after fresh install of 16.04

I had Ubuntu 15.10 running fine on my Thinkpad x200. The live USB of 16.04 runs fine, ran a check on it's files - checks out ok. Told the installer to format the ext4 drive and install 16.04 from ...
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Boot without password, but still have encrypted partitions

I'm trying to set up a server with encrypted (and non-encrypted) partitions, but would prefer not to need physical access to reboot it (it being a server and all). Is there a way to set up the ...
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Can't boot into Grub on mid-2012 Macbook

I am upgrading 14.04 to 15.10 on my mid 2012 Mac book air. It is booting into a black screen. I want to go into GRUB and change the config file to "nomodeset" HOWEVER, holding down the left SHIFT ...
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grub boot doesnt start

I have an asus x551c laptop which came with windows 7 ultimate ready installed,I want to have Ubuntu 15.04 booting beside it. My system is UEFI. I have done full installation of Ubuntu,it even ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Dual monitor doesn't work after booting

I've done a Ubuntu 16.04 fresh installation and now my dual monitors doesn't work after booting. This is what happens during booting: 1) When I boot the main monitor works and asks for my HD ...
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Windows Deployment Services PXE Boot Ubuntu

Currently, I am using Windows Deployment Services for deployments of operating systems to devices within my home and recently I had a troublesome device that I was attempting to PXE Boot to determine ...
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target file system doesn't have requested /sbin/init

Yesterday I removed a docker package with: sudo apt-get --purge , and today when I opened my PC I found this problem: Please help me!
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Ubuntu 16.04 Flickering Problem [on hold]

I have a system 76 Lemur laptop on which I have installed Ubuntu 16.04. My screen has started flickering. I thought it was a problem with the installation so I made a boot able USB and reinstalled. It ...
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Change boot order on multiboot Windows 10 - Ubuntu 15.10 - Fedora 23

I'm having an issue setting the boot order as I want it to be on my multi boot computer containing Windows 10 - Ubuntu 15.10 - Fedora 23. Here is what I've done : I use to have only a dualboot with ...
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Is it possible to boot directly into ubuntu without going to the interface of grub options? [duplicate]

My computer is installed with ubuntu 16.04 and windows 7 dual system, however I seldom use windows, so I found the grub options(selecting system) in booting is a bit less efficient. Is it possible to ...
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Boot Violation after altering GRUB

As the title states, I recently messed with GRUB when I was following this tutorial on making a Windows bootable USB. Unless I typed something else in poorly I believe this to be the issue. When I ...
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How to speed up boot time of Ubuntu when you find a possible cause in “dmesg” output?

After updating to Ubuntu 16.04. the boot time is a bit longer (more than 10-15 seconds). I looked at the "dmesg" output and found this: [ 23.882674] audit: type=1400 audit(1461650474.108:10): ...
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Error in installing boot-repair

It reports problems regarding some recurring loop. Help me out here please. sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair [sudo] password for parashuram: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Filesystem Information shows between Plymouth and Login Screen 16.04

This is by no means a major issue but I thought it was a bit odd. Immediately after the Plymouth splash screen disappears and before the usual Ubuntu login screen appears, a tty style terminal ...
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14.04 upgrade gone horribly wrong; cannot do a fresh install

I have an Asus X200CA running Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I thought it was time to upgrade to 14.04LTS, so I went through the recommended steps from the upgrade manager. Unfortunately: after the download, ...
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“Booting in insecure mode” when secure boot is turned on

I have a dual boot (UEFI) Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 16.04. During Ubuntu install IT asked me to turn off secure boot, so I did it, using the installer. When I finished installation, I turned secure ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 Black Screen w/ non blinking underscore

I have been using Oracle VM VirtualBox to access my Ubuntu Desktop for some time now. All of a sudden, when I load up my VM, I see a GRUB menu with options to load Ubuntu, Advanced options for ...
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I just solved a problem I had for years, I have a question [closed]

I have a desktop computer which frustrated me for years (literally, 4 years) because somehow the installation of any distros didn't work, it had a some "ata" error during the boot process after 30 or ...
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hyperv_fb is not loaded at startup

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed under Hyper-V Generation 2 VM with secure boot disabled. (Installed from mini.iso, if that matters. x86_64) I found that there was a problem long ago (14.04) about fixed ...
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what is right way to partition drive for fresh Ubuntu install?

I am trying to install fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 LTS and when i use gparted to check how the disk is partitioned, i see that is the alert button on the partition containing grub During ...
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How start ubuntu from a bootable USB stick

I made a bootable USB stick and I made sure to follow the guide lines. As far as I can tell nothing went wrong when creating the USB stick but somehow I can't find out how to boot ubuntu from the ...
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Runing ubuntu in Vmware error - No boot file name recieved

This is a picture of the error message in Vmware workstation
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Windows does not load, installed in a separated HHD

I have a laptop with two hard disks: SSD with installed Ubuntu 16.04 in the standard disk slot HHD with installed Windows 10 in the optical drive slot When bot disks are present I can't boot ...
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Installation doesn't begin

I downloaded Ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso from Ubuntu's downloadable torrent and wrote it on a 4GB flashdrive using rufus-2.8 on a Windows 7. So I get to the BIOS and set to boot from the USB. On ...
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Boot freeze after install fresh of 16.04 and nvidia drivers

I've been struggling with a fresh 16.04 desktop install on PC with Nvidia GTX 950. Initial install is fine. Only thing is in Nouveau my 4k monitor only goes up to full hd resolution. After I install ...
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EDIT WIFI NOT WORKING - hp pavillion x360 i5 ubuntu live usb black screen :'(

da question has beeen updated :) ok, so before y'all guys say "dis is dupelicate" me is in trouble!!!! let moi explain. i has HP Pavllion x360 13 inch with the 4/5th gen i5!!! Intel Graphics 5500. da ...
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macbook pro 15 can't shutdown on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , still that screen

In My Macbook Pro 15 Dual-Boot OS X and Ubuntu everything is ok and when I exe shutdown -h now, still this screen: efibootmgr info: BootCurrent:0000 BootOrder:0000,0001,0081 Boot0000* ubuntu ...
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Not enough free space on /boot to upgrade 14.04 - already cleared kernels, what else is here? [duplicate]

When software tries to update, I get a message that there's not enough disk space on /boot. I've got rid of old kernels and emptied trash, but there still isn't enough space. According to gparted, the ...
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After install xubuntu 16, starting gives errors

The installation procedure was completely successful, but starting the new OS brings a lot of errors and blocks. Here some of the messages I see: Starting init: /bin/sh exists but couldn't execute ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 broken after upgrade

When my desktop rebooted after upgrading Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 to 16.04, startup gets stuck in a state where it constantly switches between a terminal and graphics mode, as if it tries to start graphics ...
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Linux: How to mount --bind directory(folder) on boot using /etc/fstab

My computer installed both ubuntu desktop and windows. I mount the windows NTFS partition on the linux os, then I use wine to run some windows applications in ubuntu. To make some data shared, I ...
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After upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 from 14.04 can't get grub to boot

The upgrade went especially well [infinitely better and less problematic than 12.04 to 14.04 [which was a multi-WEEK hell]. However, after it completed and I rebooted...nothing! but a black terminal ...
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Black screen after Ubuntu Upgrade from 14.10 to 15.10

Earlier If I try to boot into Ubuntu(14.10) that shows up at top of grub menu, screen was black (it's not that black screen with blinking cursor).So I used to boot with some other kernels in recovery ...
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Acer 3810T boot fails with ubuntu 16.04

After installing ubuntu on my Aspire laptop, boot fails consistently with the message Failed to set MokListRT - Invalid Parameter. I have tried various options, but always with the same result. Any ...
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14.04 LTS Server - Ubuntu won't complete boot for no clear reason

My Ubuntu 14.04 server does not boot anymore and I have not been able to find a clear reason for that in the logs. I do not have physical access to the server, however I can start a rescue GRML live ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Checking Media [FAIL]

While installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a machine which previously had 15.04, I selected to install third-party libraries. The 16.04 installer prompts to shut off Secure Boot and install via BIOS, so I ...
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How to set custom boot screen image in 14.04 and 16.04?

I have two Asus laptops. One is on 14.04.1 and the other I just today set up with a new 1 TB SSD, 8 GB more RAM, and Ubuntu 16.04. I want to set a custom boot screen image on both machines. No ...
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installing ubuntu from USB, missing parameter error

I have a very old version of ubuntu, 10.04. Now, I'm trying to install ubuntu 16.04 from a bootable USB drive (because the DVD drive doesn't work). But the following message appears: Missing ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 “booting in insecure mode” message even when turned off manually in BIOS

I just installed a nice fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on my Samsung Series 5 Laptop, and noted the new option in the install screens that required a password to disable secure mode booting - I unsuspectingly ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition now cannot get past Grub Rescue

I deleted my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7, and when I boot my computer it says: error: unknown file system Entering rescue mode... Grub rescue> Now I can enter commands. I googled a lot of ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after installing ubuntu

While i was installing ubuntu to dual-boot with windows 7 ulitmate i accidentaly changed my nfts /:D partittion ot ext4 and now when i try to boot windows 7 it stays in windows logo. I will be glad ...
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I can't boot to Ubuntu 14.04 after installing Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 then i installed Windows 7 now it boots automatic in windows 7 Now if i want to boot in Ubuntu it dosen't let me, it automatic boots in Windows 7 How can i get the boot ...
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Making a Live CD in Xubuntu

As soon i realised how important is to have a backup of your files,i bought a external drive in order to backup them.Now i want to switch to another Operatins System but still keep my Xubuntu Copy on ...
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I have problem with instalation Ubuntu

Good morning, I have a problem. When I installed Ubuntu and at the end of the installation appears this error. I instal Ubuntu from Flash drive. [ 560.312235] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attemped to ...
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Bootable device not working

I have HP-15-du005tu, downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu i.e 16.04 and using rufus. I've made a bootable device but whenever I restart using advanced mode (win 8.1) it always says bootable device ...
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Repairing broken ubuntu installation in Windows 10 + Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual Boot

I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu to 15.10 then to 16.04, I think I accidentally closed the window (thankfully it's not grub that's broken). Then, I wanted to go to System monitor so I can see if I did not ...
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hard drive doesn't appear as device

I have an Acer Aspire R11 combination Laptop / Tablet. It has a 32 Gb harddrive with a few partitions. Windows 8.1 is installed on it. I recently had an issue with partitioning. I decided to use an ...
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how xenial mokmanager on boot

xenial's mokmanager seems to have disabled secure boot on all linux installs on this hard drive. Can I use it to turn it back on? Is there some key combination on boot to bring it up.
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Ubuntu server 16.04 won't boot after installation

I've just installed ubuntu server 16.04 but it won't boot. Here's the only thing I get on screen: lvmetad is not active yet; using direct activation during sysinit lvmetad is not active yet; ...