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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Messages while booting 14.04

while booting ubuntu 14.04 after purple screen i can see black screen with these messages: [ 12.207377] snd_hda_codec: module has bad taint, not creating trace events [ 12.200502] ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stay to the loading page after an update

I use Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3. I updated Ubuntu yesterday. Now, I am trying to boot and it stay as the gnome loading screen. I pressed escape and I have this trace : GNOME Display Manager fail ...
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Ubuntu installed but won't boot

Ubuntu installed and prompted for a restart. When I restarted the computer, Window 7 started normally and no sign of Ubuntu. When F2 is pressed during a restart Windows 7 is the only OS showing. ...
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Start-up error (ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell! )

I got serius problem with ubuntu 14.04 please help me. When i start my computer its says following errors: — Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) — Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) — ...
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Starting a process (sudo start) on boot up

So once I log into my Ubuntu VM I launch my application by doing a sudo app Now I want my application to get started while booting. I tried it by creating an rc. script but nothing seems to work. ...
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GRUB not giving any options on partition laptop

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 this morning some free space I had partitioned on my Win7 Laptop. Since then it will only boot into Ubuntu. From all the other posts I've seen it appears to usually be the ...
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Trying desperately to switch from Windows XP to Ubuntu 12.04

My son has a laptop that I installed Ubuntu on as dual boot. The other OS is Windows XP, that runs perfectly and has for some time now. I had a hard drive, installed it, installed Windows XP (SP2) on ...
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How do I create a multi-bootable SD card?

I am looking to make a backup & rescue micro-SD card for Microsoft Surface Pro 2 which has a micro-SD slot built-in. I probably won't be able to choose just one solution to use as a rescue disk, ...
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mdadm warning (system unbootable) from update-initramfs, mkconf's suggested fix seems inconsistent with mdadm's description of problem

Summary: update-initramfs says system unbootable, message points to mkconf which suggests rewrite to mdadm.conf that would appear to break the RAID, system up (for now) but next reboot may kill it, ...
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Disabling the grub recovery mode programatically

I need to be able to update the grub config to remove the recovery mode boot option, programmatically. I got the initial info for how to do this (manually) from this question/answer: How to disable ...
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Load Nvidia driver on boot

I Installed Nvidia manually, everything is ok, but Ubuntu starts and stop in low resolution ( during logo) When I seached for answers I came across this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaManual ...
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Virtualbox Virtual Machines Won't Boot After Cloning

I'm running Ubuntu Trusty using the current version of VirtualBox from Oracle's repo (with the extensions, if that matters). When I create a Debian Wheezy guest using UEFI mode, the install works ...
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How can I create a dual boot, keeping in mind my pc boots to Ubuntu?

So I got 2 new 500GB hard drives and I installed Windows 7 first on the first hard drive and on the second I installed 12.04 ubuntu. Is there any software that I can use to make it easier to get a ...
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in installing Ubuntu facing problem with following message “serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /”

As i installed latest ubuntu 14.04 in my windows 7 'D' drive after reboot it showing following message serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for / . i re installed ubuntu for ...
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The --disk-module=MODULE option of grub-install don't work in Ubuntu 14.04

My OS is ubuntu14.04. And the command grub-install -V shows that the grub version is Grub 2.02~beta2-9. Since I have two disk on my laptop, and one of them is not bootable, I have to use nativedisk ...
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Correct steps to mount an internal backup harddrive

Sorry if this is covered elsewhere, I'm really hoping to get this right first time rather than lose backup information. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 Final Beta a few days back - during the install, there ...
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Nvidia Graphic not allowing boot

Hello and welcome to the toughest question on the internet! Brought to you today by this machine: Toshiba Qosmio x505-q830 core i7 720qm, 4gb DDR3, 320GB HDD, nVidia GTS 250M. I have tried installing ...
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Cannot boot ZFS root on Ubuntu 12.04 after Heartbleed update

I did the apt-get update and then upgrade to deal with the heartbleed vulnerability. I rebooted after the upgrade without checking that everything was good. Now I'm not having much luck. It is booting ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 10.04 with 12.04 already installed

I have a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop installed and everything works find. I would like to install 10.04 LTS on a second partition. I tried booting from a 10.04 DVD through the BIOS. When ...
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blank screen on boot with hdmi tv

I just bought a new notebook HP COMPAQ CQ58-D69SG NOTEBOOK 15.6 (details below). and installed ubuntu 12.04 when i connect it to my tv with HDMI when it is already booted the screen apears, and seems ...
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Unable to boot up due to driver issues

I've been having an issue booting up for a while. When I turn on my computer, I get this and I cant really do anything beyond that. I've tried reinstalling Ubuntu and and that worked but after ...
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Make a disk sleep permanently

On my computer I have 3 hard disks with 3 different OSes, but one of those disks it's a little bit old and I want to make it sleep always, because it consumes power and makes noise, but I'm not even ...
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Cannot boot Live CD on HP Pavilion

I need your help! I tried to boot Ubuntu from my Live CD but it's not working on my HP laptop (but it works on another Fujitsu laptop). Before it appeared booting, I got the messages from my camera ...
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Startup Disk Creator “Checksums do not match”

So I tried to create a bootable USB dirve with Startup Disk Creator on Ubuntu 12.04 using a Ubuntu 14.04 iso. The first USB drive I tried already had an old boot image on it and Startup Disk Creator ...
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USB Mouse not recognized at boot-up

When I boot up my system, the mouse cursor does not appear. If I then manually unplug and then replug the mouse, the mouse cursor appears and I can use it. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a system ...
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Can not boot ubuntu

I made a boot-repair from terminal, and set the pre installed windows 8 to sda2, and afterwards when I start ubuntu the screen looked funny, and then I used recovery from the start, and now every time ...
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Computer continously boots after Kernel Version 3.13.5 installed on Ubuntu 13.10

there is some strange thing that happened after I installed Kernel 3.13.5 on Ubuntu 13.10. After restart I selected new installed Kernel in GRUB. After that Ubuntu starts up like usually and I can ...
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Can i install Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on my Lanovo g580 Laptop

Hi, I have a Lenovo G580 i5 Processor, 8GB Ram and 500GB HDD. I have already installed Windows 8 64-Bit Operating System and I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 64-Bit with dual boot. What will the BIOS ...
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How can I restore my desktop after updating?

After 7 updates to Ubuntu 12.04 on my pc this evening, re-start produced a black screen with grub> and a flashing cursor. How do I get the normal desktop back?
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boots and sits at grub rescue

To Reinstall Grub: Tried the below first. To add boot-repair to the repository sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair Once ...
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How can I prevent auto-mounting of a partition in fstab?

Previously, I prevented auto-mounting of a particular partition at boot by the following line in /etc/fstab UUID=<alphanumeric> /media/windowsHDD ntfs user,noauto 0 0 At some point in the ...
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Help with my poblems creating usb from windows.

I have a computer with windows 7. I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 or 12.4 onto my usb stick, so I can boot from it and use Ubuntu. I have so far downloaded the desktop version download on the website ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 Won't Boot After Install

The installation of Ubuntu Server 12.04 on my PC was finished smoothly but when I try to boot it, the following message appears: Reboot and select proper boot device... This is the output after I ...
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What do I need to do to preserve sda2 and sda4 paritions, and format sda3 for Ubuntu and part of it as swap area?

Been figuring out how to replace my windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for three hours now, and I need help. I have reached the point where I need to select a partition where to install ubuntu. I have ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu on Windows 7 not working

I just recently downloaded ubuntu linux, and then burned it to a dvd. I just installed it, and not when I go to boot it, it auto boots windows 7, and doesn't give me an option to dual boot it. What is ...
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Problem when installing 12.04 on Windows 8.1 PC - grub rescue

My Dad's PC was having problems. I think it was a mistake to get Windows 8.1 installed in the first place, to be honest. It's way too fussy. Anyway, he was about to wipe the entire thing, and I ...
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Problem booting into Windows 8.1 after using Ubuntu live cd 12.04

I have a Lenovo laptop tha came with Windows 8 64bit pre-installed. I recently decided to pop in an Ubuntu Live CD 12.04 and I was messing around with it and I decided to try to erase the Windows ...
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Splash screen before Ubiquity install

I am using the Ubuntu Customization Kit to build a customized linux distro. I am attempting to change the splash screen that appears before the Ubiquity Installer in Lubuntu 13.10. I have been able ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu with Windows 8, Motherboard Settings inaccessible

I have a Lenovo G580 with Windows 8 preinstalled with 1 Terabyte Hard Drive and 4Gb RAM. Now the thing is, I installed Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit version via a flash drive and status on the that moment was ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Try (hd0,0): EXT2: I/O error _ " Message

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8. The installation was error less but when I try to boot with ubuntu, I got following error: Try (hd0,0): EXT2: I/O error _ But when I press ...
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Unable to install boot repair using Ubuntu live usb

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.04 (16 bit ) along with Windows 7 in my Lenovo Thinkpad. I was able to install Ubuntu successfully. But, after installation it asked me to restart now. I clicked on it. It ...
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Dual boot using a drive caddy

I have a laptop (Dell E6520) with a second SSD installed in a drive caddy. Windows 7 is installed on the primary drive (legacy boot). The second drive has Ubuntu installed (ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64) ...
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Stuck at boot screen 12.04

I tried to install a lightdm greeter theme but after dissapointing results I chose to try gdm instead, which prety much reconfigured my desktop theme, so I chose to remove them both. Since the last ...
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Suddenly unable to boot, stuck at 'Stopping save udev log'

Everything was normal until a while back, but I just booted my computer and I'm getting the screen below. It hangs/freezes here, and I've no clue what to do. Any ideas?
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Operating system not found after shut down

I recently broke my Harddrive, so i'd put a new one in and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it through LiveUSB, but the PC could not find the Operating system. I have a Acer eMachines e640, with amd64 ...
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Can't install Ubuntu alongside Windows XP with a USB

i have Ubuntu in my USB, so i plug in my Dell Dimension 3000 (Windows XP SP3, 500MB RAM, Hard Disk 60GB) and boot from the USB so i take a look at Ubuntu and then i started the Setup from Ubuntu but ...
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New SSD gets errors when booting

I recently bought a 120Gb Kingston SSDNowV300 and I installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto it. When I boot, it pauses at a flashing cursor for a huge amount of time. Changing the boot flags to text showed a ...
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Re-configure GRUB to directly boot to Ubuntu on dual-boot

I'm curently Dual-booting between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 both are 32-bit I'm installing it on a HDD with Ubuntu Bootloader installed on an external Pendrive (So if i want to boot Ubuntu i must ...
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Can't get past splash screen on 13.10 boot

I have just updated to 13.10. The system boots and loads, and the GUI login screen appears. After logging in, however, I am left with the colorful splash screen and nothing else happens. I can use ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu alongside with my Windows 8. I have 3 partitions. After installing Ubuntu, I am unable to get into Windows 8. The error that I get is File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000c ...