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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Unable to start network manager at boot time

Each time when i boot up Ubuntu network manager icon disappear. I have to manually start network manager. I also tried to modify /etc/network/interfaces but no result.
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Disable Ubuntu boot menu when Windows is hibernated

I have a lot of folders in Ubuntu that are simple shortcuts of my Windows partition. I need to be able to Mount windows partition every time I load Ubuntu. Therefore, I want to disable Ubuntu access ...
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How do I repair smb/cifs error in Ubuntu 14.04

I have 2 issues but I think they are related. My system won't shut all the way down. I get this warning: ModemManger[692]:<warn> Could not acquire the 'org.freedesktopmodomManager'...
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Ubuntu won't boot after booting into windows 10

I have Xubuntu installed on one drive and Windows 10 installed on the other one. Every time I boot into windows 10, Ubuntu won't boot up. I can only boot it up after I use the live USB, use boot-...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Boots to Black Screen

I've read a few posts but can't seem to find one that quite reflects a solution. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 fine. When I reboot I boot to a black [lucid] screen without anything happening. If I shut ...
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Moving the root and swap partition to another disk

I have this settings on my boot disk: GParted HDD disk settings I've got a SSD and want to make it my system (all but /home) and swap partitions. I wonder if: 1- Can I use GParted to copy my /dev/...
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cannot detect windows 7 after dual boot with ubuntu 14.04

I have lenovo B570 system.It had window 7 proffesional.I dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04,at first installer crashed.next time I again reinstalled it there it shown me option to replace ubuntu 14.04 ...
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What is random : Nonblocking pool

I saw this message by dmesg and also by replacing quiet splash with debug in grub boot menu. Why is it that my Ubuntu gets stuck at random: nonblocking pool is initialized and takes too long to ...
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How to decrypt ubuntu on load from usb key

I have selected disk encyption option on ubuntu installation. And now I have to type pass to decrypt it on load - [ubuntu load encryption][ How can I create "usb-key" to unlock it automatically if my ...
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fb: switching to radeondrmfb from simple Stalls Ubuntu Boot Process

When I boot my machine up here is the message i get: fb: switching to radeondrmfb from simple Thank you in advance.
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14.04.3 - Ubuntu GNOME - Can't boot

After selecting Ubuntu GNOME in GRUB, the boot freezes at the logo. Last things that I've done are sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I've also installed Android Studio from the ...
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I want to delete three archive files which are in boot

I have problem with the updates. Whenever I start an update I am told the boot record is too small and I need to clear some space. I have looked in the boot directory and there are three files: ...
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Vostro 1000 Dell Wont Boot from Usb

I have installed ubuntu on my HP Stream using the live usb method and it worked. This time Im trying on my dads old Vostro 1000 laptop. I downloaded the Lunbuntu OS and the pendrive thing. After that ...
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Black Screen After Hibernate- 15.10

Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit, Nvidia 960M proprietary "recommended" driver or Intel Integrated grpahics I have been having an issue with hibernation. Every time I hibernate and boot up my system, after the ...
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Is any there real drawbacks for a python developer when running MAC book air off Live USB only? (Kernal panic at every attempt of installation)

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14 on a mac book air crica 2012. First attempt with Yosemite +refit --> Kernal Panic and lost the whole HDD and even the OSX installation that worked Second ...
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Fix bootup on vodafone webbook ON9 or install from usb?

I am a greenie with Ubuntu and need help please. Its a vodafone webbook ON9 with 512mb Ram and 4GB onboard flash storage. I need to reinstall Ubuntu. Originally there was Ubuntu 10.04 on it. Now when ...
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USB keyboard not detected when booting 15.10 with upstart or in recovery mode

The story: I just had to boot my 15.10 64bit machine using upstart instead of the default systemd (selected in the GRUB boot menu's "Advanced options for Ubuntu") to boot past a network failure. ...
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Problems installing ubuntu on GPT and MBR

My laptop is Lenovo Z-570. I was running windows 10, this is the first time I am installing Linux OS. In windows,system information showed that my boot was legacy. So, I assume its BIOS boot. On ...
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Server can't boot, showing main process (206) terminated with status 127

The system is Debian 7.0. Booting in recovery mode fails with messages shown in this pic:screenshot. Do you know how can I solve this issue?
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Ubuntu doesn't start the install

so im interested in installing Ubuntu. I've made a bootable USB with Ubuntu, but when I try to boot my PC from USB it starts the ubuntu login screen, and after it loads, http://imgur.com/a/agsgO those ...
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How to install tribar theme for plymouth?

I miss tribar theme from RHEL/Debian. I cannot find it for Ubuntu. Do you have any idea why there is no tribar? How to set it? Do you know any other so simple and cute text theme, that is available in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't reach log-in screen after Nvidia Driver Installation

I've recently installed Ubuntu onto my MSI GS60 6QE which comes with an i7-6700HQ CPU and an NVIDIA 970M graphics card. I'm dual booting Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with Windows 10. In order to install ubuntu,...
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Grub crashes when installing windows 10

I tried installing Windows 10 alongside my existing installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was working fine till I rebooted my system for the second time. Firstly, the GRUB menu shows Windows 7 ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to a newer version, cannot boot: end Kernal panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a few months now and thought I'd update to a later version. Therefore, I followed this query (Update Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04) and upgraded. Oddly enough, when I checked ...
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Partitioned with Gparted, installed android on new partition, now having issues

Well I was stupid and thought it would be a good idea to install android alongside ubuntu 14.10. I used a Live USB, partitioned with Gparted, and then installed Android on the new unused partition. ...
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a dreaded fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:3 input/output error

Hello and advanced help please.... I am getting this error message when I try to install onto an almost new laptop (about 1 year old but hardly used). fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:3 input/output error ...
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After trying to install Ubuntu on a USB with casper-rw patrition It does not boot

I tried the best answer of this question - How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB After doing all steps I booted to my drive and got nothing than a cursor ( _ ) (I don't know his ...
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Could not install Ubuntu using USB

I download an Ubuntu iso from ubuntu's official site and made the bootable USB(For this, I tried with 3 different programs, YUMI, unetbootin, universal). Then I updated the device priority for booting....
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How do I configure Ubuntu 14.04 to always boot to ram?

I read somewhere that if you modify "grub/grub.cfg" you could add the toram option in there, but the answer didn't match my grub file, so I added it like this... if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = ...
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Ubuntu for Macbook Pro

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 recently on macbook pro. As per the guidelines given on the website www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-linux-macbook-pro/ I have installed and made the changes to GRUB. ...
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Recognize keyboard at boot

I am running 15.10 desktop and when I select run as root from the advanced Ubuntu menu, I get a root shell but it does not understand my Spanish (not Latin American) keyboard and I am unable to type ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 Dual boot

As I am a noob in Linux being as I only started using it this week, I was wondering for help I have a Laptop running Windows 10 and while I love Windows I never had enough space or Logical Processing ...
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in a dual boot system windows does'n start up via grub

I have a dual boot system (windows 7 alongside with ubuntu 14.04) my computer was working well until two days ago and both operating systems was running fine, but now only ubuntu starts up and ...
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Odd purple screen, hanging encryption screen, and other weird issues when booting Ubuntu 15.10

I have recently install Ubuntu 15.10 on my HP Pavilion g7-2220us and I'm having some odd issues when booting. First, here are my system specs: Processor: 4x AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD ...
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Trouble-shooting a non-booting 14.04 server on a Atom D525

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 server amd64 on a small Atom D525 machine (with 2GB ram). It won't boot, or even bring up the Grub boot loader. I'm not sure what to try next. Here's some more ...
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Problem with dual Booting Ubuntu 15.10

Does anyone have an autorun.inf file and WUBI.exe file in the Ubuntu 15.10 ISO file? When I was dual booting, it was stopped here and nothing was happening. I have waited for an hour My laptop has ...
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Permanently Remove GRUB and Linux from Triple-Boot System (GRUB Lingering After Attempted Removal)

I had a triple-boot system consisting of Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 15.04, and Kali Linux (can't recall version, should be irrelevant anyways). I have no further need for a triple-boot system so I've ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Samsung ATIV 500T

Is it possible to install any distribution of Ubuntu on Samsung ATIV 500T? It's a 32 bit tablet, running Windows 8. So far I tried booting these operating systems (I disabled secure boot in the BIOS)...
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Black screen with kernel 4.5

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in my laptop in dual boot with windows10 and it worked fine but the Wifi. So I read that I have to copy some firmware files and if still doesn't work update the ...
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Audio works when the internal SATA drive is detected by Ubuntu

Recently, my laptop's internal HDD with Windows 8.1 on it began to malfunction, thus leaving me resorting to boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from my external HDD. All goes well, Ubuntu boots up properly on ...
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No option to Install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10

I am having a problem with installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. I do have a basic disk, so that is not the problem. I also booted into the installer from a USB in Windows Advanced Startup. Before ...
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Installing ubuntu with yaboot

I've just got a old used macbook g4 that as only debian installed in it and I wanted to install ubuntu,but I've no idea of how to use yaboot to install ubuntu,can anyone help?
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ubuntu is loading forever

My 15.10 ubuntu laptop is not starting... (normaly) is just loading and loading not my picture but is the same if i go into the bootmenu and use safeboot and then go to comand line log in and ...
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Accidental shut down during install with UNetbootin (no disc or USB used); computer won't boot

Tried to install Ubuntu via UNetbootin (no disc or USB) last night on a Lenovo ThinkPad. Got hung up, so I cancelled and restarted, then tried again. Same problem, so I tried another restart, but ...
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Grub repair for encrypted disk

I previously had Kubutu (14.04 i think) installed with an cryptoLuks encrypted hard disk. I have been trying to install 15.04 on the same drive. The install went ok with no errors but I wasn't able to ...
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Grub Bootloader fatal error and Locked Partitions

I'm new to Linux (ubuntu) and determined not to turn back to Windows with its nasty price tag and fine print with lots of rules. I have attempted to install from a usb and just hit ok, ok, ok until I ...
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Editing Grub.cfg

I have two questions. Where is grub.cfg located? Ubuntu / is mounted on /dev/sda6 Fedora / is mounted on /dev/sda8 How should I edit grub.cfg so that when I choose Ubuntu (out of Ubuntu and ...
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15.10 xubuntu slow boot gap 21-103 sec

My desktop is starting up quit slow, it hangs for a while. I used dmesg wich showed a big gap in the boot process from 21 to 103 sec http://pastebin.com/7dXhqQ0z [ 21.751243] audit: type=1400 ...
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LUKS Partition labeled as “Unknown”

I wanted to downsize my LUKS partition for a Windows installation. I followed this tutorial, and after rebooting my Ubuntu installation, It just shows the Ubuntu 15.10 logo without prompting me to ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on broken PC

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my broken e-machines laptop. The laptop was running Windows 7 before breakdown. I have made myself a bootable USB and am currently running Ubuntu on this PC. The ...