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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can I check a i386 disk on key on a computer with 12GB?

My friend has a computer with 2GB of memory so I would like to install ubuntu i386. I downloaded the iso file and used startup disk creator to burn it to a 8GB disk on key. I keep getting a boot error ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 15 on a new system

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a new build. After the first screen that comes up it just freezes and nothing happens. The MB is a ASrock QC5000-ITX, ASrock support says that only winblows is ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 boot problem

I am new to linux. I had windows and kubuntu 15.04 in dual boot. Now I have decided to get rid of windows. I formated 2 of my hard drvives. I reinstalled kubuntu. But now I can't boot in it. I tried ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 stuck on boot logo

Since today Kubuntu 15.10 won't boot automatically any more. When I enter tty1, I get to the root console and can start the Plasma desktop manually by entering "startx".
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15.10 Hang boot-Mounting /dev/sda2 aka root

Just did a fresh install of 15.10 on a Samsung 830 SSD 256gb. Ubuntu been great, but been having problems with booting. At boot there is around a 86 second delay. System is a GPT partition table and ...
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Ubuntu won't install or boot

I have downloaded and burned Ubuntu 15.10 onto a CD. When I boot from my CD and hit "Install Ubuntu", it will take me all the way to where I set up my settings, but then the screen will go black and ...
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i installed ubuntu 15.04 from usb . but i changed my boot option from uefi to legacy . will there be any problem?

i installed ubuntu 15.04 from usb after my system crashed (i.e crashed during upgrading ubuntu 14.04) but during booting from usb i changed my boot setting from uefi to legacy and then i installed ...
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GRUB does not login automatically

I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04. Recently GRUB does not load ubuntu automatically and I need to select it manually and press enter. I didn't changed anything and configurations seem right. this is the ...
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USB stick read only after installing Ubuntu

I've successfully installed Ubuntu on our laptop by mounting the iso to a USB memory stick. I now want to wipe the memory stick of the Ubuntu installation files and use it as a normal memory stick ...
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Blank screen after boot

I am very new to Ubuntu. Just bought a laptop with pre installed Ubuntu. It asked me to update the version which I did. Now when I boot the system, it shows the Ubuntu logo and then shows blank screen ...
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Live USB not booting Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I have searched this site and google for my problem but I can't find anything that relates close enough to help me solve it. I had ubuntu gnome 14.04.2 on a 32gb usb drive for a while and it worked ...
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No os and ubuntu wont work

When ever i try to boot ubuntu from my disk that i created off a windows 7 computer following steps from ubuntu.com, my computer will reset itsself before finishing the install or booting all the way. ...
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Stuck while booting and unable to execute any commands if logged in manually

I freshly installed 15.10 3days ago. Now when I try to boot it will be stuck in the boot screen. ... [ OK ] Started Network Manager Script Dispatcher Service. I tried to log in manually via ...
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Grub menu doesn't appear in dual boot with Windows 10

Hi I had a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 working but then I got greedy and upgraded to windows 10 and could no longer boot into ubuntu. I've tried reinstalling ubuntu and running ...
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Installing Ubuntu server to usb - no boot

I have a PC, a usb drive with the ubuntu server 12.04 x86 that I made using unetbootin and the ISO I downloaded from this website, and another usb drive that I wish to install the ubuntu server to. I ...
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Is there any way to work out the boot order of services with upstart, systemd etc?

I'm having a problem with a chassis change on a remote host and need to know at which point it is failing. This was quite easy with init.d setup but the new system.d etc seem to make it impossible. ...
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Xubuntu startup very long, enp1s0: link is not ready appears why

I recently installed Xubuntu with a dual boot Windows 10. Startup takes a long time, I suspect there is some network issue causing this based on the dmesg output (end portion included) but I'm not ...
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Kubuntu stuck at boot 'mismatch in ips_enabled'

I installed Kubuntu recently, dual boot, other boot I run Windows 10, so today I installed the latest kubuntu, and today when i restarted it always did this on the screenshot, But since now It's just ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTE won't start after insallation

I used Unetbootin and the 64bit iso to create a bootable USB stick. I did check for defects before installing. Install went smooth. I selected to wipe the Drive and intsall Ubuntu. After installation ...
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Windows & GRUB Screen not displaying

I have a Windows-Ubuntu dual boot that worked fine till a few days ago. I upgraded to Windows 10 last month & the dual boot worked fine after that. Suddenly, the GRUB screen & Windows OS (when ...
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Netbook shows a blank screen when I log in and nothing else

I've just updated the netbook and I'm not sure if it finished updating properly (parents might have unplugged it). When I log in now it shows a blank screen when I log in and nothing else. It's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation along with Window 7 in legacy mode and error message

My computer is Acer with pre-installed version ( Window 8 64 bit GPT type ) in UEFI mode. After I reformated and changed from GPT to MBR and rebooted in legacy mode, I've already installed window 7 64 ...
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GIGABYTE P25W v2

If helpful, I can run dxdiag and CPU-Z to show internal components. But my question lies in this. I'm running into lots of errors trying to live boot to test the system. I know intel is a ...
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Invalid path creating bootable pendrive for 15.10

I have created a bootable pendrive for Ubuntu 15.10 in 14.10 using Startup Disk Creator. When I try to boot from it in 2 different machine I get a message saying there's a missing "PATH" parameter ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from Usb 1

I've been struggling booting from usb to install Ubuntu for few days. I tried new Ubuntu Mate 15.10 .iso file from official website but it didn't boot (using Unetbootin) then I was suggested to use ...
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can not boot in ubuntu 14

After I ran the the command sudo ln -sf /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libudev.so.1 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libudev.so.0 I can not boot in my Ubuntu 14. In the recovery mode I got a root prompt with ...
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I can not boot Ubuntu after unsuccessfull attempt to resize LVM partition.

I was using Logical Volume Management to reize the poartition. After few unsucessfull attempts program crushed and it messed up my partitions. I was able to boot system using recovery mode but SUDO ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS won't boot (Mount /dev/sda2 problem?)

Today my laptop which runs Ubuntu 14.04LTS will no longer boot ever since I restarted it this morning. I was SSH'd onto a server at my college campus, and put the computer to sleep. When I woke it up ...
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Boot into purple screen when integrated graphics adapter is enabled

I would like to be able to plug my main monitor into the GPU and the second monitor into the IGP, as I did in windows. When I enable IGP multi-monitor in BIOS, I just see a purple screen and never ...
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Live USB not installing

I have a Dell Inspiron with Intel i7 inside. The Live USB sticks I made for Ubuntu 15.04 and Linux Mint are working fine. As soon as I install the OS, nothing seems to work. It black screens or ...
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Ubuntu start stuck in loading screen

I have updated my Ubuntu gnome 14.04 with the standard Update Manager today and then I tried to reboot the system but it failed during the loading screen. It continuously switching between a black ...
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why can’t we have Ubuntu installed in two different partitions?

Recently I noticed a quite weird behaviour: When I install Ubuntu in, at least, 2 different partitions, one of them will stop working later (I guess caused from apt-get upgrade from one to another, ...
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Screen stays blank if I boot after a shutdown. It only works every second time after a hard reset

I upgraded von 15.04 to 15.10 and since then I am experiencing a boot problemn: Reboot works. When I boot the screen stays 100% blank. Not even the purple Ubuntu background colour comes up. When I ...
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Boots into Freezed tty screen on boot after upgrade to ubuntu 15.10

I upgraded from from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10. after upgrade it prompted me to restart. But on restart the system booted to a splash screen then to a black screen where it showed "error LSB start ntp". ...
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Tried to install Ubuntu on separate SSD but can no longer access my Windows OS

I have a 256 GB SSD and a 512 GB SSD in my desktop. I can no longer access my windows OS. I installed them on separate SSDs, but when I try to select the 500 GB drive it gives an: Error mounting ...
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Starting Light Display Manager hanging

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a pretty old laptop. Everything went well, installed proprietary amd drivers and did my first reboot. Aaaand ... it's stuck. Here is a picture of what I get at ...
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Brand new UBUNTU y a new DISK of my old computer

I have computer with two hard disks. In the first one I already have WIN7 working. I will like to install UBUNTU. How do I do that? Should I preformat from within win7 the second disk? is there a ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 loads black screen with blinking cursor after GRUB

So, I installed Ubuntu from a USB disc, everything seemed to work fine but when i select Ubuntu in the GRUB menu it takes me to a black screen with a cursor and sits there. I ran boot repair, didn't ...
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Failed to install grub fatal error, after xubuntu finished

I was trying to fully install xubuntu on my laptop. After i selected "erase disk and install xubuntu", it was working fine and it almost completed, until i got a fatal error saying that grub could not ...
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UBUNTU 14.04.03 LTS - ACPI PCC probe failed

Good morning, I have just boot a computer with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960. As soon as I boot from the pen drive this error message appears in my screen and it won't go further, even when I hear the ...
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Ubuntu Touch Recovery on MX4 not working (rc-proposed 146)

after updating ubuntu touch on my Meizu MX4 ubuntu edition first to stable 6, then to rc-proposed 146, the phone was stuck in the Ubuntu splashscreen, showing that it is booting (but never finishes; ...
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Can't boot Win 7 on second HDD from Kubuntu Trusty GRUB

I have a system with three hard drives: 320 GB SATA, 80 GB SATA and 80 GB IDE, and in that order I have configured the BIOS boot order. I have freshly installed Kubuntu Trusty on the 320 GB SATA ...
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Windows on first drive, how to fix Windows booter after installing Ubuntu on second drive?

I have a couple of harddrives (3 to be exact: 2 of them are raid-1 using on-board motherboard raid and have windows 7 installed on the raid volume. The third harddrive was unused/empty.) and I want to ...
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Boot/reboot ubuntu 15.10 system only shuts down

Boot/reboot ubuntu 15.10 system only shuts down; no inlog possible; tty1 screen does not work and system hangs; is there a solution for this problem?
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sudo pdisk- testdisk HFS+ partition

yesterday i started macbook pro computer with live usb ubuntu and collapse macintosh os (yosemite). i dont wanna re install mac os couse of lose all of my data. i wanna fix hfs partition (macintosh hd ...
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How to Reset Bootsector

My W7 installation on /dev/sdb2 died so I deleted it and set up a fresh NTFS partition at adifferent place on the HDD. The rsync copy-restore from my backup external HDD (via USB attach) went OK, ...
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Computer reboots after boot menu, can't enter desktop

I have a problem with my fujitsu lifebook a series with ubuntu 12.04 on it. When i start the computer it goes to "GNU Grub menu" (earlier this menu would not appear, I would just go directly to ...
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Error GNU GRUB (Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported)

So I was trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 10. I've already disabled fast startup and secure boot, and then created live usb with the iso installation file.. When I boot from USB ...
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Ubuntu install doesn't recognize SSD but Windows 7 do

I tried to install Ububntu 15.10 (amd64) on my workstation machine to a Kingston V300 SSD drive without success Motherboard is: MSI K9ND Speedster2 I cannot find AHCI option in the BIOS only RAID. ...
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Ubuntu freezing with Clicking Hard disk

I was recently installing windows XP on my PC, but during formatting the drive there was a power cut and after that when I started my PC the hard disk was not showing up on my BIOS. So I booted Ubuntu ...