Questions about the bootup process in Ubuntu. Use this tag if you have trouble booting Ubuntu or you have questions about the bootup process.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
2answers
24 views

How to recover a usb which was made bootable using dd tool

I was trying to create a Kali installation suite on my 16 GB sandisk pendrive. I used the dd command and umount to mount the iso into my USB. After the installation is complete I formated my pendrive ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

Ubuntu 14.4 LTS On Other HDD

Please Help Me Hello and Good Evening, 1st... I had a Computer With 80 GB SATA HDD. So I recently Upgrade to ubuntu 14.4LTS. But Somehow My PC is Going to be Shutdown. 2nd I bought a New Computer ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic server hangs during boot

Freshly installed Utopic hangs during boot after * Starting save udev log and update rules However, if I go into rescue mode and immediately back by selecting resume, system boots up. I suspect, ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

How to show boot messages in 14.10?

I am trying to show the boot messages but all I get is an almost black screen until I see the login manager. I removed quiet and splash I removed quiet and splash and added noplymouth I removed ...
0
votes
2answers
85 views

How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro Yosemite

I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook pro running Yosemite. I installed "refind" and it works, I created a bootable pendrive with ubuntu using unetbootin, but when I turn on my mac and I ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

After Windows 8.1 update, I can't boot into ubuntu

Whenever I start my computer, it boots directly to Windows 8.1 without giving me an option to boot into ubuntu. Grub was working fine, but after a minor update to Windows, now it doesn't even show up ...
0
votes
2answers
24 views

How to boot from a flash drive?

I've installed Ubuntu on a Surface (which no longer has windows). That was an accident. Now I am trying to reinstall Windows over Ubuntu. Eventually, I'd like to successfully dual-boot Windows and ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Xubuntu 14.04 on Bay Trail Tablet does not boot whether with Live or Grub after install

I've successfully installed Xubuntu 14.04.1 AMD64 on my asus t100 bay trail tablet, I know that I have to setup grub after install because I need a grubia32.efi file (I think that works with ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Installling Ubuntu on older computer that does not seem to recognise cd drive

I want to install Ubuntu on an older pc that is running Windows 98. I burned a cd download, but when I put it into the cd drive nothing happens (the disc is recognized as Ubuntu in Windows 8). I've ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Xubuntu Conflicting With BIOS

OK, so i installed Ubuntu on a hard drive the other day so i took that hard drive and kept it in my storage (place where i normally keep my hard drives). When i put it back in my computer it was ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

After my Disc partition, when i try to open my C: disc i get this message. Help please! [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/santiago/7E460D8D460D46FD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda4" ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Win7 won't resume from sleep/hibernation

I read many posts about this problem, but most of them consider the user a linux expert who knows what he's talking about :/ I would really appreciate it if someone can solve this problem for a ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell HP Desktop

i'm in a situation similar to the one described in this post ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell as said in my replies to that post i have 2 internal hard drives, ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

Ubuntu 14.04 booting system without full network configuration

I've messed around with my network settings lately and I have no idea what I've done, but now my wifi doesn't seem to be working right. When I boot my system up I get the message booting system ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

How to fix Missing operating system after ms-sys

I need your help. I've uninstalled ubuntu and removed his partition from Windows 7. After I restarted I had the "error: no such partition" so I used this guide to restore the windows bootloader... ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

gnu parted to recover mac os install

after bad luck with boot-camp I-m not able to boot my mac os partition anymore, only the windows one appears. Ive booted via USB a live Ubuntu release, and all my folders are in place I can-t see ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Boot-Repair doesn't fix the boot for Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (trusty)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my laptop (Samsung ATIV Book Lite 9 - NP905S3G-K08TR). After a pure installation run into boot problem and tried Boot-Repair. Actually, boot-repair seems ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Dual boot MS Surface PRO issues

I'm trying to successfully get my Surface Pro to dual boot Ubuntu, alongside windows 8.1, using a 128gb SD card I came across a guide (Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu?) and followed it, but there ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on another partition

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a system that is not solely mine so I want to install Ubuntu alongside the existing Windows system. I already tried to "Alatnen" [unclear to the editor] but I erased ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

Failed Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14 - No operating system found

Please help, my situation is as below: I decided to give a try to dual boot windows 8.1 (Preinstalled with VAIO S on RAID0 (Intel RST)) and Ubuntu 14. However, all my boot entry on efi boot (left ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 Over windows 8.1 i'm unable to boot from my DVD Drive

Fun story, i had Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 both installed on my pc. When attempting to re install it detected Ubuntu and said if i wanted to replace that i was like ooh nice, now i don't have to change ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my MacBook Pro, but now when I try to start the computer I just get a blinking icon that tries to tell me that I haven't got any OS installed. I've heard that rEFInd ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

Lubuntu 14.04.1 two minute boot delay - why?

I am using a stock install of Lubuntu 14.04.1 32bit with not much else done other than adding some packages I like (R, Octave, etc), installation of the rt2800usb module to get my wifi adapter ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Boot issues on Inspiron M5010 when installing 64 bit Ububtu 14.04. Help!

This is my first time using Ubuntu. I bought a wiped computer from ebay and I'm just trying to install Ubuntu OS. I downloaded the software, formatted my USB to Fat 32. I used UUI and Yumi both to ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Ubuntu 14.04 slow boots with way too much disk access

I have an Intel dual-core 3GHz, 8 MB RAM DDR3, 1-1 drive, 1-120 running Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booting to WinXP as needed. My problem is at Ubuntu boot-up,the boot stalls while waiting for hard drive to ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Ubuntu Splash Screen Background

I am not new to Ubuntu or anything, but I am just wanting to dabble a little deeper into Ubuntu's Inner workings. I was wondering if somebody could tell me how I can set a picture as Ubuntu's Splash ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

unable to boot win7 after installing ubuntu

hello i am new to Ubuntu and Linux too, Recently i replaced Ubuntu with win7 after that when i tried to install win back for using both OS i got a problem. its not installing win7 or other versions of ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0 problem

I have windows 8.1 pre-installed.Then I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 Firstly in grub,windows 8 was not shown.Then I have updated GRUB and it shows the windows 8 but whenever I try to launch it.It gives ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

how to make my 32-bit kernel 64-bit

so I recently bought a laptop, so that means all my hardware is 64-bit and when I decided to switch over to ubuntu, I made sure that it is a 64-bit operating system. But when I try to run programs ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Strange problem with Ubuntu booting [duplicate]

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. And I have some difficulties with it. USB-devices not always turn on as the computer loads. When I start my computer, my USB-devices (mouse and external disk ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Installing Windows 7 to usb that is bootable PLEASE HELP! [duplicate]

I have a Asus NoteBook with no DvD drive I want to install Windows 7(I currently have Ubuntu so im asking how to do it on Ubuntu) onto my 32 Gb USB WinUSB isn't working Neither is UnetBootIn Or all ...
-1
votes
1answer
49 views

Bootable Windows 7 USB? Please Help!

I have a Asus NoteBook (Refurbished no DvD Drive) and I recently installed Windows Technical Preview (Windows 10) to test it out. After 3 weeks of having it installed I wanted Windows 7 on my laptop ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Running service spacenavd start not same as /etc/init.d/spacenavd start

I have an application which makes use of a 3dconnexion space mouse. It works fine when using the spacenavd daemon however I'm having issues getting the daemon to run at boot or as a service. $ sudo ...
2
votes
1answer
79 views

Black Screen with cursor - Booting from HardDisk & LiveCD

I've formatted my PC and installed Windows 8 & Ubuntu 14.04. I've been working like 1 week with the computer with both OS without any problem My motherboard is Asus M2N32 Suddenly, one day the ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Reallocate partition space from /boot to /

This is how my harddisk is partitioned currently. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 386G 361G 5.9G 99% / none 4.1k 0 4.1k 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev ...
0
votes
3answers
48 views

USB copy of 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot Thinkpad r50e in Try option

I have Ubuntu 14.04 loaded onto USB drive. {update - ubuntu loaded onto USB using pendrivelinux using a different PC} On startup I can select the USB drive for boot, get the Ubuntu menu, choose "try ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

No grub after switching to “boot in secure mode” (Windows8) after Ubuntu being installed

I installed successfully Lubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows8. Being tired of seeing "Booting in insecure mode..." as the PC turned on, I enabled again "boot in secure mode" from Win. As a result the Grub ...
1
vote
2answers
67 views

Mac Mini late 2012 14.10 Server won't boot after install

I have installed (and reinstalled multiple times) Ubuntu Server 14.10 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (late 2012). The install media is a USB drive. The computer is connected to the internet through ethernet ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Unable to recover Ubuntu with boot repair disk: No boot loader is installed in the MBR [on hold]

My machine running Ubuntu 14 randomly stopped working. I'm unable to boot. I tried using the boot repair disk, but to no avail. Here's the output of the boot repair attempt: ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Is there an alternative to using “sleep 1” in Upstart pre-start script? [closed]

I am running a rails app on Ubuntu 12.04 I was having difficulty getting the service to start on boot. The only thing that solved this issue was to add a "sleep 1" to my pre-start script. I am ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

Cannot boot into Windows 8.1 after “Trying Ubuntu” from a USB stick

I'm a student who wants to get his feet wet in Linux so I thought I would try Ubuntu. I downloaded the 14.04.1 LTS from the Ubuntu site and created a USB stick with it. I also disabled fast boot in ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

/tmp issue while booting and I/O errors in file transferring [duplicate]

Everytime I boot I get that "/tmp is not ready yet or not present". After trying various options I chose to ignore everytime and everything seemed to be alright. I checked other questions but they ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

sudo reboot… but do it from another partition

Is there a way to reboot indicating at the same time a partition from where to boot? As if I were in /dev/sda1 and I wanted to reboot from /dev/sda2 saying "sudo reboot /dev/sda2". I suppose this ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Blank screen on boot. Restart takes to grub2

So, my 14.04 system is running normally, but I have had an issue. Today, I started up my laptop, and got only a blank screen. I left it, thought that plymouth animation isn't showing for some reason, ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

Unable to boot windows8 after instaled ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode [on hold]

last week i purchase a new laptop in which windows8 is pre-installed. now i want to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8 [following these instruction][Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Can't view files in sd3

I was recently using windows 8.1 on my Lenovo g400s laptop before I single booted it to use Ubuntu 14.04. How can I access my Hard disk. I have tried to mount sd3 but it hasn't succeeded. Please ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

failed to boot the device after update

On of my laptop run mint based on Ubuntu having problems after updating the kernel and some level 3,4 update the error here is For your info I updated the kernel first then restarted everything ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Load problem after update

I have two computers: a notebook and desktop. Both had 14.04 as a system. First I upgraded the system on notebook using instructions for desktop systems. I didn't have any problems, so I tried to ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Drive missing issues when INSTALLING WINDOWS from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Hello i recently installed windows 8.1, i had windows 7 installed, but one of the updates from windows 8.1 corrupted my system and it was UN-fixable so i decided to format my hard drive and start from ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Dual-boot not working

I have installed Ubuntu in my notebook, used it by the first time for a few hours and then turned off the computer. But when I turned it on again, my Windows loaded automatically. In the System Setup, ...