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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Asus booting and rebooting into BIOS

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, (Asus VivoBook S551 R551LB) fully encrypted system (need pass-phrase on boot), it used to have Windows 8 but I installed Ubuntu instead. I just realized today that ...
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Problem during ubuntu installation: Realtek PXE always boots instead?

I am trying to install ubuntu on my Toshiba Satellite by booting it from a USB. I was eventually able to get the installer to load; I had to change my boot mode to CSM and use a specific USB port for ...
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How to install Kubuntu from working OS?

I have dual-boot system. Now, I want to erase all packages and all home's files on my Kubuntu, i.e I need 100% clean system. I decided to make a bootable usb-stick. I tried to boot from it, got ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an external HDD?

I use a Windows XP system with pentium 4 processor. Recently I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.04, copied it onto 4GB pendrive and now I wish to install it onto an external HDD (my passport 500GB) so that I ...
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Problems Dual-booting Ubuntu OS on Mac

How are you supposed to partition the drive on ubuntu so it runs along side the mac os.
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GRUB doesn't detect Windows an second hard drive

I helped a friend of mine dual-boot Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Professional. I put WIndows 7 on a 80GB hard drive and put Xubuntu on a 1TB drive. I booted into Xubuntu and ran update-grub, but it ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu from live usb on a windows 8 laptop

I have an asus laptop with windows 8 preinstalled on it. I dual booted it last year and everything worked. then the windows 8 side totally crashed. if it lets me in at all, all I see is the home ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 On Asus Zenbook UX302LA

I have an Asus Zenbook UX302LA with Win8 pre-installed that I bought new in the summer of 2014. I now want to dual-boot it with Linux Ubuntu 14.04 (latest version I believe). I can get it to boot no ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, log to a black screen

I have the same problem as My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? and the solutions there did not help me fix it. I want to dual boot this to my Windows 8.1. I disabled ...
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No Lenove G70 14.4.1 boot [closed]

Lenovo G70-75 laptop brand new Using Universal USG Installer 1.9.5.9 download Ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64 and install to initialized 8 gig usb boot fails. Tried UEFI, legacy, secure, etc options. ...
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Why isn't my computer booting into grub or ubuntu?

After experiencing problems booting, I decided to use boot repair to try to fix the issue. I went on advanced options and edited some settings. After rebooting my laptop after the boot repair ...
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Nothing works only mouse moves

Ubuntu boots, shows desktop and mouse moves but no other interaction seems possible, no clicks, no ctr+alt+t. I've cloned my dual-boot Ubuntu(3.13.0-44?)/Win7 to a new SSD drive I copied only the ...
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Boot menu that worked with GRUB Legacy no longer works with grub2 [closed]

I used a USB with multiple ISOs and I have put them in the GRUB menu. When choosing them from the GRUB Legacy menu it worked perfectly, until the arrival of grub2. Now I do not get the same GRUB menu. ...
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Getting 'PXE-561: Media test failure, check cable' errors when I attempt to boot. What's wrong?

One user asked me to try advance method and I'm not able to boot into any OS now. I'm just getting PXE-561: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent and it's restarting ...
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Unable to boot from USB, No controller found [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a start-up disk of Ubuntu 14.10 on 4.1GB generic flash drive. I followed this guide to create it. It all seemed to be working until I tried booting from it. I get the bootloader ...
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update-rc.d does not start some things at boot

Information about my setup: I am running at runlevel 2 I am running on ubuntu 14.04 I have installed a kernal update 3.19rc3 because it fixed a gpu hang in kodi media player I have manually ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Now Booting To Login Screen [closed]

I've got about a dozen other issues with this installation, but now it is doing something completely new. Rebooting now takes me to a CLI login prompt. But when I try to give it my login ...
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opted inside windows but windows automatically boots

I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general), so bear with me. I burned Ubuntu 14.10 to a DVD and "tried" Ubuntu. Then in the Ubuntu desktop, I selected the install icon for Ubuntu. I got a prompt that ...
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Ubuntu spontaneously won't boot, how do I fix it?

I have a Lenovo G500 laptop running Ubuntu 14.4 LTS. About a month ago, I installed Ubuntu to replace windows 8.1 because my windows os was corrupted and so was the recovery partition(it has ...
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Help with dual boot on toshiba satellite [duplicate]

staff. I'd like to make dual boot with Ubuntu on the Toshiba Satellite, where is just installed Win 8.1. On that computer, there is EFI and UEFI system, so i ask you if somebody can give me ...
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Install on HP 110-210 - Error: No Media Present

I have just purchased an HP 110-210 Desktop PC that came with Windows installed on its 500GB disk. I loaded an Ubuntu 14.04.1 DVD and installed Ubuntu, replacing Windows. Following installation and ...
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ubuntu boot broken yoga 2 pro (dual boot)

I ran boot-repair, but it stops on please enable grub-efi repository.... The report is here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9766788/ Any help?
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Can't boot my Windows on Ubuntu machine

I've finally decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I made a dual boot option, with I think has no problems, but now when I turn on my laptop, it goes straight to Ubuntu, and no way to ...
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ubuntu update 5 weeks later boot problems [duplicate]

I originally installed Ubuntu 14.04 and around 5 weeks later the system asked me to updateand that went fine, but after I restarted my pc, the boot loader is fine, I just get a blank screen. I tried ...
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My laptop doesn't recognize its internal disk as bootable. How do I fix this?

I bought a Toshiba Satellite and installed Ubuntu using a homemade liveusb, choosing to use the entire HDD and set up an encrypted LVM in the process. The installer finished with no errors, but the ...
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Lost Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows 8.1 install at 2nd partition

Greetings to everybody, not sure if anyone had the same issue previously, but could not find any similar (or i wasnt that patient to search :) and in that matter i apologize if am making duplicate ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu over pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 over Windows 8 on Toshiba Satellite CL10-B, having previously installed Ubuntu on other machines over Windows XP and Windows 7, with no problems whatsoever. But the Satellite ...
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I dual booted Ubuntu with Windows 8 but I cannot boot back into Windows 8. It does not show a option

I completed the installation of Ubuntu perfectly following all directions but I cannot get back into Windows 8. Grub does not seem to be working . I have tried turning off fast boot and secure but it ...
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Bootchart statistics

What meaning do the following bootchart statistics have? CPU (user + sys) - show percentage of usage all cores of my CPU? I/O(wait) something wait input-output? What does it mean? Disk throughput ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 windows 7 dual boot problem

Initially, I have installed windows 7 Ultimate on my lenovo laptop. Later, I did install Ubuntu 14.04. It shows the dual boot option when booting. But if I select the Windows loader option then it ...
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Infinite loading loop Linux Ubuntu 14.04

This is my third day on Linux Ubuntu and so far it has been a different expirence but a good one.Anyways, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer and I am having a problem getting to the login ...
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How do I move / to my new SSD

I built a computer and loaded ubuntu 14.04 onto my HDD. I recently got a SSD and wanted to put / and /home on the ssd and all other storage on the HDD. How would I go about this process.
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Reboot and Select Boot Device after full format/install from 14.04 live cd

I'm trying to install 14.04.01 as a fresh OS on my laptop (previously a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10). After running the live CD and selecting Install Ubuntu, I went through the whole ...
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Why bluetooth or USB 3.0 fails to load during booting?

Everytime I open my laptop with ubuntu 14.04 (dual booted with win 7) either bluetooth firmware fails to initialize or USB 3.0 ports. At this time also bluetooth is working fine but usb3.0 is not ...
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Cannot enter password to start Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 with the system disk encrypted with luks. When I start the computer, it shows the Ubuntu logo and asks to enter the password to unlock the disk. However, I cannot enter the ...
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How can I get grub2 to boot a different option only on the next boot?

I am setting up a dual booting headless linux / windows machine. I mostly want the machine to always boot up to Ubuntu, except for occasionally when I need to test something in windows. I've ...
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14.10 doesn't boot

My approximately 2 months old installation of 14.10 stopped working properly today. I installed updates yesterday, I think there was a new Kernel too - restarted normally yesterday. But today it's ...
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UNetbootin on 32GB USB 3 Stick

I run a windows 7 machine, and use UNetbootin to create Ubuntu bootable live USB keys. I have 1 key in particular that I would like to use entirely as a live Ubuntu key, so I can install some apps, ...
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Safely remove old files in /boot [duplicate]

which of these files is safe to delete to free space in /boot? For future needs, how can I know which files are in use and which ones are obsolete? Thanks root@ubu:/boot# ls -l total 153003 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 often Hang/freeze on Splash Screen on boot or restart

just fresh install on new notebook ASUS X453M it's often to hang on boot or restart ubuntu, its only respond to force shutdown button i must forceshutdown and boot many times to can login to ...
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Kubuntu dual boot uefi windows 8: startup problem

I've install kubuntu 14.10 on my new laptop by following uefi tutorial, and now i have both system on my laptop, but i've noticed a problem. When i power on my pc and on grub i choose to start ...
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Can not open ubuntu

When I start ubuntu it cannot start, there is only a black screen containing this message: speech-dispatcher disable; edit/etc/default/speech-dispatcher *PulseAudio configured for per-user sessions ...
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Reformatting a HDD

OK, I have a computer that was given to me by a friend to fix. Initially, he wanted Windows 8.1. I stripped the HDD, loaded 8.1 per the instructions and after initially working, the OS won't boot. I ...
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Windows 8.1 wont boot after installing ubuntu 14.04 (2 drives separate drives)

I have windows 8.1 64bit on my ssd and I installed ubuntu 14.04 64bit on a second hard drive. The PC boots the drive that is first in boot order. Thats the only way to choose OS. What can i do to make ...
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blank screen during boot,no display.pc runs fine with live cd [closed]

im using lubuntu 13.0,single partion.i cannot boot my pc,as i turn on the power button screen comes blank the fan seems and processor seems to work fine.also pc works fine with live cd(lubutu 13.9) of ...
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12.04 and 14.04 Ubuntu stuck at boot nomodeset failed

I have installed both Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04(32 and 64 bit), and after grub loads, the screen either turns black if i don't select nomodeset, either it gets stuck at a certain point after exiting ...
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Missing initramfs from usb boot drive

Every time I try to boot up an Ubuntu distro on my laptop (11.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10) I get this kernel panic message on boot: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on ...
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Ubuntu installation not found by update-grub

This is a different case than the other questions about this topic, none of which helped solve this one. I have two disks (I'll call them disk 1 and disk 2), each with its own GRUB. Both disks boot ...
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Randomly booting to initramfs

Sometimes when I boot my laptop running 14.04 it comes up with the "ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/... Does not exist." This only started happening after I installed new RAM. It doesn't happen all the ...
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How to remove Grub from Surface Pro MBR?

I have tried fixboot and fixmbr, both say "the operation completed sucessfully" however whenever I boot the surface, the logo flashes and than I am directed to grub's command prompt and the only way ...