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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Failure to boot from USB

I have created a USB live disk and am trying to boot from it. The computer Im using to learn Linux on is a Dell Optiplex 755 4gb ram C2D 3.0ghz and Im running windows 7 ultimate without any problems. ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu 12.04 on New Machine

I built a new system with the intent of using Ubuntu 12.04 as my primary OS, but I am unable to install it. Every time I boot, the splash screen with the options to try or install Ubuntu appears as it ...
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Problem with automatically booting

After upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 I am unable to get Ubuntu to automatically boot. Even when I set grub.cfg as follows: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true ...
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Why does my Live-USB fail to boot with “Syslinux…”?

I having trouble getting to boot from a Live USB pendrive explained in Ubuntu.com website. I downloaded various ISO images and only had success in booting from Live a CD or DVD. I've gotten newer ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Card boot issue

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 because Gimp wouldn't install on 11.10. Said some conditions were not fulfilled. I upgraded and the graphics went for a toss. I was told by a friend to install the OpenGL ...
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unable to boot from live USB

Edit: Welp, I re-made the live USB and now it works fine. Thanks for the replies! Another computing lesson learned the hard way. I was messing around with my new dual-boot (win7 and the latest ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 12.04 and Mageia

I am new to Linux, and I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04. I would like to set up a dual-boot of Mageia 2 and Ubuntu. Should I install Mageia first so when I install Ubuntu I can use GRUB2? Will it ...
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Boot in whatever mode won't work for 12.04

When I boot in recovery mode I get a black screen with the mousecursor and that is it. When I boot in normal mode I get the purple Ubuntu screen with the five orange/white dots and there everything ...
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NFS /exports/media won't automount during boot

I'm using Webmin 1.580 with Ubuntu 12.04 and created an NFS export (export/media) which works perfectly fine after manually enabling the export, but when I reboot the system it tells me that it is ...
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Odd red pixels appear all over screen

When attempting to boot Ubuntu/Xubuntu/etc from a LiveCD, my screen displays "color scrambled" random pixels for a few seconds after the loading screen with the 5 dots, and then turns completely black ...
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How do I restore the original Grub2 boot loader?

I wanted to try out the Burg boot loader, so I typed in the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ingalex/super-boot-manager sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install burg That was ...
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I can not try Live CD

I inserted Boot CD into drive and choose "try", but monitor appears many horizontal lines passing through. My laptop is WolfNFox, win XP SP1. Can you help me?
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Dell Inspiron m5030 boots to a black screen with a mouse pointer

I have a dell inspiron m5030 and i have successfully installed ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. Whenever I boot with ubuntu it boots to a black screen with the mouse pointer, or the default background with the ...
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Troubles installing Ubunto on a flash drive

I have a 128GB flash drive that I've been trying to boot Ubuntu onto. I formatted the drive to NTFS and followed these steps. It all works fine, almost. I can boot from the flash drive and it takes me ...
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How to boot from a live USB stick in a virtual machine

I've got a USB stick loaded with a live installation of Ubuntu for testing purposes. When I want to use it, I generally reboot to boot into the live USB installation. I'd like to know what the best ...
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ubuntu on a usb for boot up

Can anyone help me? I'm trying to download ubuntu on a usb to load onto a new laptop. Here's a screen shot of what I get, and I just don't know enough to figure out what my mistake is. Never mind, ...
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Ubuntu 14 Raid not booting

i'm having issues for booting my Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I have two discs 320GB. I upgraded the disks from two 160GB and everything was working ok. Those disks were one IDE and the other SATA. Now both ...
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Boot-repair: Can't boot ubuntu in uefi mode

I am aware that there are many similar questions in this site, but none of the seems to solve my problem. I've been trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside a preinstalled Windows 8.1 in a toshiba ...
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Initramfs + Luks - only one password prompt

What I want to achieve: Being asked for a password, only once during boot time; The other (non-root) partitions to use the keyfile inside the /root/ directory. What I have achieved so far: (A) ...
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Why do I have to reboot my pc twice before I see the login screen?

I've been a Windows user for 22 years, but about 6 weeks ago I moved away from Windows and now only run Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on my pc. The issue I have is that every time I start my computer and it ...
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How do I get rid of GRUB without formatting my HDD

I couldn't find an answer to my question so I thought I would ask my own. Today I tried to install Kali Lunix from a USB drive. I WAS running a dual boot with Ununtu and Windows 8.1. Every time I ...
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Unable to mount internal hard drive on startup. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently replaced a secondary internal hard drive that died. The new one worked for several days and then suddenly I got an 'unable to mount hard drive' message when booting up. I wasn't able to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS won't install from live USB

I have an Acer Aspire 5349 laptop and have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I used linux live usb creator and mounted the .iso to the pendrive and I set my laptop to boot first from the usb ...
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Boot Problem: “Boot Loader; /casper/vmlinuz: read error @ 0”

I have a SanDisk - Cruzer 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Black as my usb, I used the link http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop to download Ubuntu 15.04 64-Bit and I used ...
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I keep getting the same GRUB error?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Every time I start my computer, I encounter the error: '/boot/grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod' not found. Here is a screenshot of my hard drive partition: I have ...
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Upgraded a virtual guest system: /dev/disk/uuid… does not exit

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 (kubuntu), running as a guest inside VirtualBox 4.3.12 hosted by Windows 7 Enterprise, 64 bit. All ran fine until yesterday - when I tried to start the new ...
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SSH doesnt restart on reboot after upgrade to Ubuntu Vivid Vervet 15.04

I recently upgraded my server to Ubuntu Vivid Vervet 15.04 from 14.04.2 LTS The upgrade went fine, and I could SSH into the server no problem. It was only when I restarted the server (using restart ...
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Option to boot to Windows 7 disappeared. Ubuntu 14.04

I had a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The dual boot used to work perfectly but after some days of happily using Ubuntu I realized that the option to boot into windows 7 ...
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WinUSB Installation Error

I'm trying to create a bootable windows USB stick, but when I get to the installation process, it gives me this error: > Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 Log: Formating device... Mounting... ...
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14.04 stalls on boot up, waits for button press

Title says it all. When I boot up, the computer shows the Lenovo logo and says "Press Enter to interrupt normal start up", (which doesn't work, and I also can't figure out how to enter the BIOS)and ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu menu, not to mention Windows operating sys

I loaded Ubuntu Linux using a CD on to an original laptop's operating sys being Windows 8. I ran the Ubuntu "alongside" Windows, although I noticed when I tried to access the windows 8 option, it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 server won't boot; cannot get past “grub rescue”

My Ubuntu server was not responding so I hard rebooted it and it will now not boot up at all. My Ubuntu server is an HP Proliant box running Ubuntu 14.04.1. The boot partition is a 16GB USD drive, ...
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usb boot controller not found

I have recently purchased a 2009 macbook pro with Yosemite...I want ubuntu and loaded a usb from third party (unetbootin). when I boot from the usb it tells me it can't open but then goes to the menu ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) in place of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and keep all my data (media, documents, etc)?

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for the better part of a year, but lately I keep having problems with my OS. I repeatedly get a message about not enough space in the boot, and when I attempt to ...
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Ubuntu live usb installer wont boot up

Good day, Can anyone help me in regards to the installation of ubuntu 15.04, first of all I've downloaded the amd64 or the x64 version of it, after making a bootable flash drive using the Universal ...
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Windows don't boot after Ubuntu installation in VMware on a physical disk

I have installed Ubuntu in VMware (Windows 7) on a physical disk. It's a secondary disk, not a partition. All worked, no problems. Then i restarted Windows and Windows failed to boot and then Ubuntu ...
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12.04 only boots from restart or live USB restart

I can only boot from my live USB, not from a hard disk installation. I get error as Out of disk error. I've tried fixing it by re-installing GRUB, by using boot-repair to re-install GRUB, and several ...
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Ubuntu freezes during boot

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Acer E17 laptop. From one to another the computer seems to freeze during the boot sequence. It boots to grub without an issue, but when I select Ubuntu it seems to freeze ...
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Black screen after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I have spent a few hours on my tablet trying to get help reading answers to similar problems but I'm still stuck. I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. I did it by following the steps on the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 i386 boot hang after installation but fix by using live USB's initrd.lz

Linux newbie here, and would like some support from the community for a boot problem I am seeing. I recently put Ubuntu 14.04.2 (i386) on a AMD Kabini AM1 5350 CPU + Gigabyte AM1M-S2H mobo using live ...
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Fresh Kubuntu 15.04 installation hangs on boot

I've just done a fresh installation of Kubuntu 15.04 on my Macbook Pro retina (june 2014) and it seems to get stuck somewhere during booting. I suspect it has troubles with the wireless adapter in my ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after I installed ubuntu on a second drive

I installed Ubuntu on a different drive to Windows 7, but after installing, Windows 7 disappeared on the boot screen, that is I don't have options to boot Windows 7, the computer start up directly to ...
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Customize splash screen on live CD. || Initrd.lz problem

I try to customize splash screen on live CD session LUBUNTU 14.04. According to this solution, i need to edit initrd.lz file and replace with my own plymouth theme. So.. # cd extract-cd/casper # ...
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UNetBootin and Partition Wizard

I'm trying to burn ISO to my 4GB Usb drive because i set boot partition as active I can't find this option in GParted. I have set in BIOS to boot up from usb but it says No Operating System Found when ...
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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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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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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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Cannot boot to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu

The issue is fixed, I had forgotten to change boot mode and boot priority in BIOS to UEFI and UEFI First, and also 'Optimize for' from 'other OS' to 'Win8 64bit' First of all, sorry if this question ...
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Booting into Ubuntu after Fresh Install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( No Dual Boot ) on Acer Aspire ES1-512

I have run Boot Repair on my machine and then rebooted my machine with my Live USB out. From this point, I was first presented with a screen that said 1) "Shim UEFI Key Management" then was ...
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infinality and fglrx killed gnome

I'm new to Ubuntu (2 months) working with a new AMD notebook (Radeon R5 M2xx series). I installed latest version of ubuntu gnome. The font looked strange so i decided to repair it. I did both theese ...