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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PC is restarting when loading Ubuntu [closed]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a machine wich is really old , around the year 2002 and every time when it has to load it from usb or cd it restart or block the system. I tried ubuntu 14, 12, 10, 8, ...
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Computer automatically switches on in the morning

I have a small but annoying problem. For a while my computer has been switching on randomly in the morning around 3:45 AM or so. I have no idea how to fix this, i have checked a lot in the system ...
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14.04 update killed gui

R9 280 GPU Ubuntu 14.04 LTS did updates and broke my GUI. No unity no right click. My background on one screen and black on the other. Got an error about couldn't apply monitor settings then followed ...
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Upgrading from USB Stick

I've gotten myself into a sticky situation with my Ubuntu OS. I want to upgrade Ubuntu to the latest release, because my version is about 3 years old. I don't care what info gets deleted from the ...
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elementary OS Freya won't boot [closed]

I have been doing Linux since last June and I have found my way around it pretty well. But I have been trying to boot elementary OS Freya beta 2 to my windows 8 UEFI laptop, I have tried using ...
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Can login but see blank Ubuntu background

My Ubuntu 14.10 x64 has ceased to work. It all started when I started to attempt to use rsync with the new ntfs external hard drive and had multiple crashes mid back up. After one restart, it just ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu completely and install Window 8.1 from USB?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 only but I want to uninstall Ubuntu and install Windows. Should I just do the following or there are some special instructions (i don't want to backup my files)?: ...
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How to make a bootable Windows 7 USB in Xubuntu 14.04.2

I've tried using the dd command and Winusb but neither of them worked. I'm not sure what program I can use to make the usb bootable. I don't know if this changes anything, but this copy of the Windows ...
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Dual Boot-Ubuntu along with Win 7, ubuntu not detecting the partitions on HDD on which Win 7 is currently exist as sole OS

I recently (19.03.2015) purchased Dell Insp 15 3543 (Ubuntu OS). As I wanted to Dual Boot Ubuntu along with Windows 7, I did not complete the Ubuntu installation (Pre-provided with Laptop, & ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 won't start with Windows 8 hibernating

I've been trying to start my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 when my Windows is in hibernation mode but it never starts. I receive two kinds of error, sometimes Ubuntu says: SpamAssassim Mail Filter Daemon: ...
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messed with my partitions

i did something very stupid, and i messed with my partitions; i can access everything (already backed up my ubuntu partition) but i dont think i have enough space for backing up my other partition but ...
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Keep VPS Always On

I have an install of Ubuntu that shuts down after exactly 60 minutes of inactivity. (This is intended.) Is there any way to keep it running something to keep it ok (e.g., a script that keeps ...
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Ubuntu freezes at startup. no key will work at all

I have Ubuntu 14.04 everything has been fine. I was using terminal for little low level things and I closed terminal but it wouldn't open back up. I decided to restart but when trying to restart, ...
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Live not working on newer toshiba satellite

I am trying to get live to work on a Toshiba satellite c75d-b7304. It has an AMD A6 quad core with r4 graphics. It has 4gb of ram. I have made a usb disk from 14.04.2 desktop-amd64 using live ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes while booting with purple screen

Been using Ubuntu unity for about 6 months and decided to give Ubuntu Gnome a try. Unfortunatly didn't like it so decided to return back to unity. Since then I have had loads of touble. My main issue ...
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Boot time very long…Help

I only have the basics starting nothing extra, I timed the boot to a dragging 92 seconds along with in the beginning it states "booting in insecure mode". What can i do to get it to boot in 7-10 ...
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Ubuntu 14.10: Error while reading from descriptor - broken pipe

Every time when i start my laptop i'll get this error message Error while reading from descriptor - broken pipe I don't know what to do. I think my graphic card cause this problem, because the ...
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Booting Into Fresh Install of Ubuntu on Lenovo x120e

Finished installing Ubuntu, in what appears to be a successful installation. However, I cannot boot into it ("No Operating System Found"). After researching, I came across this article that advises ...
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Install Linux on Mac OS X 10.7.5 HD Partition?

I am having serious problems installing Linux (any flavor) on my 2006 5,2 Intel iMac. I have tried simply burning the .iso to DVD, converting the .iso to .cdr, then burning the .cdr, as well as ...
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What to do about “the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present” for Ubuntu 14.04

kindly give me a proper fix method (“the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present”) for above issue. and if you have online rectification method like teamviewer please do ...
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how to debug upstart if it hangs while root is read-only?

I am trying to debug an unsecessful/hung-up system start (upstart) on 14.04.2 LTS. root is an ext4 filesystem in a luks container. filesystems are in clean state. The boot process stops after ...
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What does Kernel do? [closed]

Firstly, I'd like to say that I LOVE LINUX OS :) I'm new and i found this project -> https://www.kernel.org/ is contributed it as an open source. My Question: Can i make my own Linux OS by using ...
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Ubuntu & Flavors Installation Errors?

My father owns a rather old (2006ish?) Compaq that had Windows 7 installed on it (x64) and has become so bloated, old, and impaired that it froze up every few seconds and ran slower than a snail. He ...
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Sylinux 5.x and YUMI - “no default or ui directive found”

I'm on Ubuntu 14.10 and I'm trying to create a multiboot USB with YUMI. the usb is formatted with fat32 I have installed on the usb a couple of live linux ( ubuntu, archbang ... ). When I try to ...
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Grub boot probelm

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on my first HDD (500GB) with a second drive(1TB) as a backup (500GB), and the rest(500GB) non allocated. I needed to run a windows based only program for school so ...
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Install Windows 8.1. with BIOS unaccessible

I've got really annoying problem and can't seem to figure out how to work it through. Recently I cleared my hard drive and installed JUST ubuntu 12.04 and of course upgraded to 14.04. Now I need ...
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“reboot and select proper boot device” issues [duplicate]

Installed newest version of ubuntu to brand new Toshiba Satellite C55-B5100 and after "successful" installation from dvd-rw disk was prompted to reboot. After rebooting the screen went black and the ...
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Ubuntu Virtual Machine cant' mount directories /dev /sys /proc

I am running this Ubuntu Virtual machine on CentOS5- Virtual Host Manager. The Virtual machine can't boot because it can't mount /dev,/sys,/proc. Killed: mount: mounting /dev on root/dev failed: no ...
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Installing ubuntu with windows 7 Disk error load

I'm new using Ubuntu my life was going great after i installed alongside with Windows7 that's where problem happens. :) I see that this issue is extremely common but I didn't find any properly ...
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Black sreen after switching user

Here is what is happening in details, in my Ubuntu 14.04 : I log in as user "A" Without terminating the session, I switch to user "B" without terminating the session, i switch back to user "A" and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not autoboot

My Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't autoboot, I've to manually select the default grub item. My /etc/default/grub: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=2 ...
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Why there is no 32bit EFI boot available on current ISOs?

I have an old Macbook 3.1 with a broken disk drive. I was going to throw it to the trash when I found EFIs boot great solution which works from USB pendrive. I was able to install Ubuntu 64bits on ...
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[mntent]: line 16 in /etc/fstab is bad

I am try to mount -a my hard disc. But end up I got this respond root@server:~# mount -a [mntent]: line 16 in /etc/fstab is bad [mntent]: line 18 in /etc/fstab is bad [mntent]: line 20 in /etc/fstab ...
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Problem booting to Ubuntu and Windows 7

I clean installed Windows 7, and installed Ubuntu 14.04 afterwards. Rebooted, then booted straight to Ubuntu. Used Bootable Windows 7 USB and fixed the MBR in command prompt. Then rebooted and it ...
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Broken Sudo and no write privilige on file system

I had upgraded ubuntu12.04 to ubuntu14.04 and it didn't boot unless I edited this line in the grub menu linux ${rel-dirname}/${basename} root=${lINUX_HOST_DEVICE} loop=${loop_file_relative} ro ...
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Dual boot giving boot priority to Ubuntu 14.04 (UEFI based)

I will install ubuntu in a computer with pre-installed Windwos 8, this summarize all procedures (Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)), but something very ...
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After Boot-Repair, Windows 8 (10)not showing up

OK, I know there are other questions like this, but I'm posting this because mine is slightly different. I have Windows 10 installed (shows as Windows 8 in boot menus) and I installed Ubuntu just as ...
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USB boot doesn't work , windows boots every time

I've seen there are a lot of "USB boot" problems, but I haven't seen this. When I start my pc and open boot options, I choose USB and instead of Ubuntu installer it just boots windows as normally . ...
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On installation, my computer shows a white box on a black screen and the installation consequently fails. What can I do to fix it? [duplicate]

Good day, I have googled this problem and it doesn't seem to have come up before, if it's a duplicate that's been solved then please redirect me there. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a ...
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GRUB not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside windows 8.1 and it was working fine until I ran the CHKDSK command in windows now when I restart the PC, there is no GRUB screen and the PC boots directly into ...
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How to boot from my LIVE USB?

I cannot get the screen by repeatedly pressing F12 or ESC or any other screen.
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Attempted Installing Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 UEFI, Confused about booting in UEFI, Legacy Mode

I followed this Askubuntu Post to install Ubuntu as dual-boot with Windows 8.1 pre-installed as(UEFI),but I am not able to dual-boot and tried Boot-Repair I first burned an Ubuntu ISO on a blank ...
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Trying to Install Ubuntu 14.10 but will not boot from the hard drive

Okay, I've been at this for 3 days now. I am installing Ubuntu Via USB and I'm using the Universal USB installer and downloaded the Ubuntu 14.10 version. I tried two ways to install it to the hard ...
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Strange boot issue (purple screen)

I'm somewhat of a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff, but I am a computer science student so I am familiar with operating systems. Anyway, I'll try to be as detailed as possible in describing ...
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Failed to open \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\grubx64.efi - 80000000000000E

I have a fresh install of 14.04 on a new SSD. Everything was running fine until I ran boot-repair for some reason that I cannot remember. Now when I boot up I get the following errors: Failed to open ...
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repeating error: nouveau 0000:00:12.0: DDC responded, but no EDID for DVI-D-1

I've been trying to get Lubuntu to install on a machine which seems like it should take Lubuntu with no problems. It already has Vista and boots fine into Windows. I have created a live-usb using ...
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Bootable device not found after clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI

I have a single boot laptop where I performed a clean installation of ubuntu. After bot it shows a I tried running boot-repair with this output http://paste.ubuntu.com/10605939 When if finishes it ...
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Unable to boot into windows 8.1 after installing on seperate partition (not preinstalled)

I have decided to give Ubuntu a try, so i decided to install it alongside my Windows 8.1 (not preinstalled - It was delivered with win7), though i had to make a custom install (had the "no system ...
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Can not boot anymore after a boot repair

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 on my Toshiba satellite z930. Ubuntu is the only OS on this computer (windows 8 was wiped right away). Everything went great, except that the following message ...
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the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present is showing

On a new elementary os installation the swap is not available. I tried all the remedies offered here: What to do about "the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not ...