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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Surface Pro 2 WiFi and Ethernet do not function

all. I'm running a Microsoft Surface Pro 2, and am currently facing some difficulty in getting my internet connectivity back. SOME BACKSTORY I initially had planned on dual booting Windows and Kali ...
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Ubuntu Install Kernel Panic

So I finally have time to type this up any help is appreciated. Installing Ubuntu from a flash drive and the hard drive has no OS. Kernel panic - not syncing : Attempted to kill init exit ...
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Can we make kexec reboot more verbose instead of black screen?

I have installed kexec-tools and enable kernel dump. Kexec is handling system reboot now instead of normal reboot into BIOS loop. However, during reboot (kexec reboot), its only shown black screen ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell precision R5500 Desktop

It will be really good if someone can help me with this issue. I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 on the Dell Precision R5500 and when i install the Ubuntu Server , i started to get this Issue. This ...
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dual-boot : Ubuntu / Windows 10 on Hp pavilion x360

yesterday I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my HP pavilion x360 I followed Ubuntu 14.10 Startup & Shutdown Issues w/ HP Pavilion x360 and solved my shutdown/restart issue I tried this ...
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Concerns About Removed Windows Partition

I originally had Windows 7 installed on my PC. I then went ahead and installed Ubuntu LTS 14.04, with 2 separate logical partitions within an extended partition, one for / (root) and another for swap ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Vista

I have Vista as the normal OS (sda) and loaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on the second drive (sdb). I believe GRUB got loaded onto the second drive as well, since when I restart the PC or F12 when it first ...
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Almost done installing Ubuntu 14 but have problem with boot

I have installed Ubuntu 14 from USB with EFI mode and had a GPT HDD. My previous OS was Window 10. I use GPart to create partitions. I tried many times but my laptop Acer One 14 was always saying ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow after startup, possibly because of the SSD?

I am sorry if this question has been asked before. I've been searching for months to be honest but have had problem wording the question properly to find anything. (Or maybe this is quite an edge ...
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Problems while booting

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS today(not dual-boat). I have Lenovo thinkpad t450s. Everything is working fine. The only problem is that while booting, after the lenovo logo appears, black screen appears ...
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Sd card 256 gb unable to create partition

I'm trying to install Ubuntu into a sd card but, but appear an error, unable to mount ext4 file system, I can use the sd card normally but I can't install the Ubuntu on in. Some help please. Thanks. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - problems in boot

Sometimes I boot but the login screen doesn't show, so I have to turn my computer off by the power button. And then, when I turn it on again the message "ACPI PCC PROBE FAILED" appears and finally I ...
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Ubuntu does not have requested sbint/init

I used all solutions on the internet and nothing works for me. I have this problem twice, but first time I reinstall Ubuntu, now I have a lot of configurations and I don't wanna lose my data, ...
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Ubuntu doesnt start after Installation

I installed Ubuntu as only OS on my PC. But when I start my computer it says "Reboot and select proper Boot Device Or insert Boot Media in selected Device and press a key".
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Boot- Loading into Ubuntu(purple screen)

I can't access Ubuntu. After installing for the first time by USB, GRUB loads up but I can't get past the purple screen. I think it might be a problem with my driver, but I'm not sure how to install ...
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Formatted Ubuntu partition with ntfs on windows

I was running a dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 till recently. I'd used my F: for linux and I accidentally forgot that and did a quick format on it into ntfs. I had a lot of code on linux that ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(1,0) on installing ubuntu 14.04

I tried to install ubuntu 14.04 on my new computer (with complete new hard drive), and I created a bootable flash with 14.04 iso, when I rebooted the computer from this flash, the linux showed me the ...
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Error in booting Unetbootin to install Ubuntu

I am in process of installing Ubuntu onto my Windows 8 system. Following the instructions given in the top-voted reply to this thread (Install Ubuntu without CD and USB , how?), I downloaded ...
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unable to install or run from a live disk 14.04.02 on a iMac using refind

I am trying to install 14.04.02 on a iMac using refind. I am getting two different errors: kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block an error log shows up where the kernel ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 stuck during booting at the splash screen need help

After disabling the quite splash in the grub file. I found the following error. http://imgur.com/GYBaYlQ And since I'm quite new to ubuntu any help is appreciated.
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Stuck on the boot screen

When I start-up my laptop, my BIOS loads fine and I even get the opportunity to (successfully) enter my encryption key... But that's it - Ubuntu gets "stuck" with the message: The disk drive for ...
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Admin locked out of sudo and cannot access GRUB

When using sudo to execute admin permissions I receive the following error: "sudo: /usr/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set" I know the solution to this problem lies in ...
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Bootable flag doesn't change to “on”

Installing Server 14.04 and configuring software RAID-1. I already made my swap partition on my first HDD, and when i configure the remaining FREE SPACE, the option for "Bootable flag:" is present but ...
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how to fix “broken pipe” on 12.04 single boot macbook pro 6,2?

i believe i have tried most everything. problems started after loading openssh-server. i can only boot to a cd right now. have changed the grub default line to include nomodeset and modeset=0. no joy. ...
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Grub error: grub_term_highlight_color not found

I was trying to update Ubuntu on an old laptop of mine. At some point of the installation procedure the system restarted and won't boot up again. It ends up on a black screen with the terminal prompt ...
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Installed Windows 10 after installing 15.04, need dual boot back

Basically, my question (and my main mistake, it seems like) is that I installed Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu, and now I need Ubuntu back in the boot selection. Is that possible, or is the only ...
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14.04.3 LTS tries to install bootloader to its own installation media, and how I fixed it

I tried installing Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS using the standard text-based install. It kept saying, "Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed. This is a fatal error." The alt+f4 ...
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Load PCI-e drivers to boor from external

I have a HP a6803w with USB 2.0 and an external HD plus a WD 3.0 PCR-e 3.0 USB card. The HD works fine, but I cannot boot from it on the 3.0 USB. It does boot from the MB's 2.0 connections. I assume ...
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i have preinstalled win7 i deleted completely now i can access bios information but unable to install ubuntu

I try to install ubuntu but dvd drive is not loading.I completely erased the windows 7 which is installed as recovery one.Now i able to access only bios information but not more than that.How do i ...
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Flashing screen with a cursor

I can't load into Ubuntu 12 after an unsuccessful trial to upgrade to Ubuntu 14. I have followed these steps: sudo apt-get purge update-manager-core update-notifier-common rm -rf ...
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Grub : Unknown filesystem

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Windows 7 Computer. It worked perfectly for almost a year. I was playing around with Ubuntu settings ( a cardinal sin, I know !) and in specific I was trying to ...
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Ubuntu boots straight to desktop

I created an install disk for Ubuntu 14.04.3 and for some reason, it is ONLY booting to desktop. When the GIMP2 screen comes up, I choose "Install Ubuntu" and it decides not to install, and go just ...
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Conversion to Ubunto from XP

I'm attempting to convert an older Dell computer from XP to Ubuntu. Unfortunately the CD drive isn't working; I've tried to use a SD card via USB, but several attempts have resulted in an error ...
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Slow Boot on Toshiba e45-b4200 laptop

I would like to reduce boot time to a minimal boot time. I have a intel i5/6 GB RAM with a HDD and boot time is at 49 seconds. I included a short dmesg but could not use all of it because of the ...
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How to create an install USB on a mac, for a PC install

I'm building a new PC, and my parts should all arrive in mere hours! I'm planning to single-boot ubuntu, but I'm having a hard time finding the exact help I need - I need to create an installation ...
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Booting usb 3.0 from Grub when Bios/system rom doesn't support it

So I have this HP Proliant Microserver Gen8, which is unable to boot from usb 3.0, but only from usb 2.0. (It does have 3.0 ports) Now I have this highspeed usb 3.0 stick, which I wanna use to ...
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Creating partition in ubuntu

In my system I have only one partition when I am executing command fdisk -l it is showing result .. Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 ...
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Computer crashing when installing Ubuntu 14.04.3 from USB stick

Im trying to install ubuntu onto a PC I just built. Ive changed the boot order and when I boot up I see the ubuntu splash screen. Two of the options on this screen are install ubuntu and try ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 stuck at loading screen

Currently, every time I boot up my computer, it stays on the Ubuntu loading screen (with the word Ubuntu and the loading dots). I did some googling and some suggested I make some updates, but I can't ...
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15.04 without systemd

I was having a systemd issue so being the genius I am I decided to purge it and reinstall it. Bad Idea. It finished the purge and then it went to sleep. When I got back in everything the file system ...
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Error message when trying to boot from DVD for ubuntu installation on Toshiba Satellite L50-B-241

I am trying to install Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite L50-B-241. Apparently all the files I have downloaded from the website seem to be on the DVD but you may have a look just in case: "D:\[BOOT]" ...
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New to ubuntu - installed but hangs

New machine running Asus M5A78L-M motherboard with AMD FX-8320 CPU. Installed ubuntu 14.0.4 from USB drive and all went well. No dual boot, this is a clean install of just ubuntu. Had an issue with ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 + Ubuntu problem {SSD + HDD}

I've got an HP envy ultrabook 6-1100sl with an HDD(500GB) and an SSD(around 20GB). In the SSD, which due capacity is able to just handle one OS, I've got Windows 10. For work I've now have to also use ...
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Ubuntu 14 is not working on 13 HP laptop

I have a i3 Hp laptop. Ubuntu 14 was loaded. Last week, it started hanging after the display of Desktop. Now, Ubuntu 12 is working on it but not ubuntu 14 or 15 or fedora 20. Thanks
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Ubuntu Server Boot problem

I just installed Ubuntu server 15. The installation process finished well without any problem, and the computer restarted. But after computer starts again just a dark blank screen is shown. There is ...
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Grub not showing on startup for Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 Dual boot

I have a computer that already has Windows 8.1 installed. I attempted to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my system using a USB drive. Having successfully completed the installation, I was prompted to ...
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Unable to load Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 with Promise FastTrak TX2650 configured as RAID1

I am very new to linux and hope that you guys will be able to help me out. I have TWO 1TB drives configured as RAID 1 using the PROMISE RAID BIOs setup. POP in the installation disc and started the ...
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Fixing "The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI5 (0,0,0) (sda) failed

The other day, I was using my gaming laptop (ASUS ROG G750JM) that I got last year when it froze up and shut itself off. When I tried to reboot it has a system 32 error message, since I don't have a ...
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Ubuntu boot up to black / blank screen

thanks in advance for any help given. New to Linux / Ubuntu so scuzzie for any silly questions ! I have got a pc which has the latest Ubuntu installed. I have edited the GRUB file to boot to the ...
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[1.230203]ACPI PPC Probe failed after using grub-repair

I installed two system in my PC, and there was a problem of grub when I installed ubuntu first time, and I should type: root=(hd0, msdos7) prefix=(hd0,msdos7)/boot/grub ... insmod normal normal I am ...