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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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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Installing Ubuntu on Macintosh PowerPC, no CD-drive, USB boot not working

I've got a Macintosh PowerPC G5 running on Mac OSX 10.4, it's a bit too old to upgrade to 10.5 and 10.4 doesn't have compatibility with much. I decided to install Ubuntu instead, I have attempted to ...
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Boot from NFS drive with persistence

I have installed PXELinux on my Synology NAS and unpacked the ubuntu ISO in the NAS. I can now boot from my PC thru PXE into ubuntu. This is how my pxelinux entry looks: LABEL Ubuntu Menu label ...
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Geting files out bad hard drive

I had xubuntu on my notebook. The screen went black and I had to shut it down. Turning it on I receive this message: Pri Master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T Status BAD, Backup and Replace I looked up ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade boot problems

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I have a boot in problem. When starting the Computer, it first produces a orange rectangle (Ubuntu Colour), then a blank screen, and nothing ...
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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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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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Ubuntu/win 7 dual boot only boots to minimal grub prompt?

I was having trouble with my ubuntu dual boot so I ran the boot repair usb and was able to boot normally once. I tried to boot again and a screen with minimal grub bash 1.99 came up. I tried the boot ...
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Ubuntu install menu just keeps rebooting when I select install - Trying to dual boot Vista and Ubuntu 14.04 with USB

I have made a USB stick to boot Ubuntu using the instructions given here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows When I restart my PC, I get the BIOS, press F12, and ...
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boot problem after changing etc/profile

I changed etc/profile and now my system doesn't start. I have a copy of the original file. Is there a way to replace the corrupt file? It is Ubuntu 14 on dell vostro laptop. Thanks
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot on Sony Vaio pcg7l1m

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sony Vaio PGN7L1M. My CD drive doesn't work but I have an external connected. I have a boot DVD and a boot USB. Neither will boot. The booting options I can choose ...
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How can I set up muti-booting by grub on a usb with different OS .

How can I set up multi-booting by grub on a usb with different OS . The purpose is I want to choose the different OS when I plug in the USB.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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After downloading Ubuntu installer, it asked me to reboot for install. It shut down and seemingly rebooted into a black screen!

So for my recent project I decided to install Linux Ubuntu on a separate 60GB SSD to dual boot with Windows 8.1. Once I went on the official Ubuntu website and downloaded the free version of Ubuntu I ...
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What after GRUB menu?

I have bought a laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1 After following all the steps from this article. (Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)). I tried to ...
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System program problem detected showing at boot

I have been facing this dialog for a long time lately. Though I've gone through multiple reinstalls of the system,the system program problem detected still keeps appearing after every boot. Plus after ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 Ubuntu EFI GPT: rEFInd won't start automatically

My machine is an HP DM1-4341sa netbook which came with Windows 8. I've since wiped the disk, changed the disk type to GPT and clean installed Windows 8.1 from ISO, leaving space at the end of the ...
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lubuntu not boots

I have one old pc that Windows XP even got performance problems in time that caused me to give one lite linux distro try to make this pc useful for web surfing mainly. I dont want dual boot, or need ...
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Can't boot into UBUNTU, after Yosemite install

I have posted on here as a last resort as I have searched for a solution and haven't been able to find one. I recently installed OS X Yosemite on my mac. Since then I have not been able to gain ...
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Problem upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

I just bought a new laptop which came with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I had read a little about Ubuntu in school and was excited to try it out, but I soon found that my previous knowledge was highly wanting. ...
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How to PXE network boot Ubuntu Server 14.04 using NFS

So far I have a PXE server based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 setup and running, configured to serve a Linux Mint 17 live CD and Ubuntu Server 14.04. The aim is to use NFS to serve install media around the ...
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Live USB boot does not work "any more!

For the past couple of days I was experimenting with Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 14 (BIOS) on a Dell xps 15Z. I used a USB drive to install ubuntu on this system (HP formatting tool & YUMI) ...
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How to install graphics drivers off a live usb

Hi im having some trouble with Xubuntu. I have a toshiba satellite c50-b-14d (Hardware can be found here: http://www.toshiba.co.uk/laptops/satellite/c50-b/satellite-c50-b-14d/) After installing ...
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How to turn off the boot up beep of Ubuntu Live USB?

I have recently bought a Yoga 2 Pro i5 version and a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Mobile USB HDD. I made a 4GB partition and used the Universal USB Installer to write the ISO into the partition with ...
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kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,2)

I'm so new to Linux and suddenly found the error message appear when i boot after i click install ubuntu Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,2)
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Kernel Panic - not syncing on Ubuntu 12.04

Yesterday I was updating my ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04. I have a laptop, a compaq presario v6000, with that system only: One HD for Linux, no virtuabox, and so on. For update my Ubuntu I used the ...
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Lost documents, missing home directory

I need my files for school. I seemed to have lost my home directory. Is it hidden? or did it get dumped? How do I get my document files back from my hard drive My OS only boots up into the log in ...
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Total Blackness after Bumblebee uninstall

I'm new to Linux and was until 1hr ago a huge fan! Now I think I've managed to to turn my laptop (Asus Vivobook i5, SSD) into a paperweight by uninstalling Bumblebee (incorrectly?) I used this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not installing correctly

I am trying to install Ubuntu onto an old computer. Computer itself is a 1.7GHz processor with 608Mb RAM, standard on-board VGA graphics (ie no additonal graphics card) and a clean (ie no Windows) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Failure on 2012 MBP - Missing Operating System

everyone. This is my first time posting on AskUbuntu, and I'm really hoping I can get some help. Background: I had a dual boot partition of OS X Mavericks and Windows 8 on my 2012 Macbook Pro. I've ...
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Loading Ubuntu on new SSD

I'm about at the end of my rope. After several attempts to get a good download of 14.04.1 LTE, I'm now getting incredibly frustrated on the install. I can boot from DVD/USB just fine, but when I ...
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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Can't install Windows as dual boot after Ubuntu

I've a quite complicated problem related to dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. At first I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop but then when I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04, I somehow ...
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Dual Boot System Operating System not Found (Win7/Ubunty 14.04)

I read through similar problems, but nothing I found solved my particular problem. I used to run a dual boot WIn7/Ubuntu 14.04. I was in Windows when suddenly the screen froze. Cursor was still ...
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Not able to install 14.04 from DVD

I have downloaded iso image of Ubuntu 14.04 from the official website. After that I burned it on a DVD, when I boot my computer with the DVD inserted in the drive I see the following messages on a ...
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Entire HDD is one big lvm2-pv, hence unable to resize partitions or even bring back Windows

**The History** I have a Samsung NP300 E5C laptop with 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD. I bought it as freeDOS. Then I installed Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit OS in it. Then I wanted ...
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How to fix “(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system” on custom Live USB?

I've noticed that a lot of people have asked this before, but no method that I've found seemed to work, so I apologize in advance. I've created a custom Live USB using the Ubuntu Customization Kit ...