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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file error /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod trying to repair boot, live dvd install probleml

I have seen that there are a lot of threads about this problem. I had Windows 8 installed on my series 3 samsung i5 computer and I tried to install ubuntu 13.04. This is what I did: Because of the ...
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Problem during ubuntu installation: Realtek PXE always boots instead?

I am trying to install ubuntu on my Toshiba Satellite by booting it from a USB. I was eventually able to get the installer to load; I had to change my boot mode to CSM and use a specific USB port for ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, log to a black screen

I have the same problem as My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? and the solutions there did not help me fix it. I want to dual boot this to my Windows 8.1. I disabled ...
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WinUSB - installation failed, 32512

I want to create a bootable usb flash drive with Windows. But whatever USB flash I use - with NTFS or FAT32 or EXT4, I always get this error: installation failed, 32512 The size of iso file is 4.3Gb, ...
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Speed up booting time without losing choosing capability in grub

to speed up my boot time, I would like to get rid of the grub timing, but I would like to still be able to choose between different OS. Is there a way to do so? I was thinking to tweak something so ...
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Bootchart statistics

What meaning do the following bootchart statistics have? CPU (user + sys) - show percentage of usage all cores of my CPU? I/O(wait) something wait input-output? What does it mean? Disk throughput ...
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Official Installation Documentation?

Is there an 'Official Ubuntu Linux Documentation' Page on the topic of (How to correctly go about) Manually Partitioning for an UEFI install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (and later) During the “Something Else” ...
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Problems Dual-booting Ubuntu OS on Mac

How are you supposed to partition the drive on ubuntu so it runs along side the mac os.
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My laptop doesn't recognize its internal disk as bootable. How do I fix this?

I bought a Toshiba Satellite and installed Ubuntu using a homemade liveusb, choosing to use the entire HDD and set up an encrypted LVM in the process. The installer finished with no errors, but the ...
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GRUB doesn't detect Windows an second hard drive

I helped a friend of mine dual-boot Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Professional. I put WIndows 7 on a 80GB hard drive and put Xubuntu on a 1TB drive. I booted into Xubuntu and ran update-grub, but it ...
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opted inside windows but windows automatically boots

I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general), so bear with me. I burned Ubuntu 14.10 to a DVD and "tried" Ubuntu. Then in the Ubuntu desktop, I selected the install icon for Ubuntu. I got a prompt that ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu from live usb on a windows 8 laptop

I have an asus laptop with windows 8 preinstalled on it. I dual booted it last year and everything worked. then the windows 8 side totally crashed. if it lets me in at all, all I see is the home ...
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ubuntu update 5 weeks later boot problems [duplicate]

I originally installed Ubuntu 14.04 and around 5 weeks later the system asked me to updateand that went fine, but after I restarted my pc, the boot loader is fine, I just get a blank screen. I tried ...
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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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14.10 doesn't boot

My approximately 2 months old installation of 14.10 stopped working properly today. I installed updates yesterday, I think there was a new Kernel too - restarted normally yesterday. But today it's ...
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Boot stuck at logo screen after upgrading to 14.10

After upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 my computer cannot boot anymore, it is stuck at the logo screen (with animated dots). By displaying the boot process, I see that it is stuck at "Stopping log ...
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Boot stuck on logo screen after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 [duplicate]

After upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 my computer cannot boot anymore, it is stuck at the logo screen (with animated dots). I'm using Windows to post this question. By displaying the boot process, I ...
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No Lenove G70 14.4.1 boot [closed]

Lenovo G70-75 laptop brand new Using Universal USG Installer 1.9.5.9 download Ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64 and install to initialized 8 gig usb boot fails. Tried UEFI, legacy, secure, etc options. ...
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Nothing works only mouse moves

Ubuntu boots, shows desktop and mouse moves but no other interaction seems possible, no clicks, no ctr+alt+t. I've cloned my dual-boot Ubuntu(3.13.0-44?)/Win7 to a new SSD drive I copied only the ...
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Unable to boot from USB, No controller found [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a start-up disk of Ubuntu 14.10 on 4.1GB generic flash drive. I followed this guide to create it. It all seemed to be working until I tried booting from it. I get the bootloader ...
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Messed up with libudev files and now I can't boot

So I wanted to test cgminer on ubuntu and I was getting an error message about missing libudev file so in a rush I tried to read a few answers on here but instead of fixing it, I just messed up things ...
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Boot menu that worked with GRUB Legacy no longer works with grub2 [closed]

I used a USB with multiple ISOs and I have put them in the GRUB menu. When choosing them from the GRUB Legacy menu it worked perfectly, until the arrival of grub2. Now I do not get the same GRUB menu. ...
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VBOX on ubuntu Could not read from Boot Medium! System Halted Error

im using virtual box on ubuntu . and win xp as a guest i facing a problem im getting "Could not read from Boot Medium! System Halted Error" here is a pic of my vb settings for that vmacine i had ...
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Install on HP 110-210 - Error: No Media Present

I have just purchased an HP 110-210 Desktop PC that came with Windows installed on its 500GB disk. I loaded an Ubuntu 14.04.1 DVD and installed Ubuntu, replacing Windows. Following installation and ...
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old Dell is giving me “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!” when booting from usb

I got Dell Inspiron 5150 and I cannot make wireless work under Windows XP so I thought I try linux - I got ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso image handy so I put in on my usb stick using ...
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Help, linux beginner! How do I put ubuntu on usb and boot/install on a PC with blank harddrive?

I wonder if someone can help me? I am fairly new to trying to actually understand and use computers myself rather than just buying whatever Windows/Mac wants me to! You will get a giggle from my ...
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No GRUB Screen or recovery mode on Boot after 12.04 Upgrade

I tried the live boot CD and boot-repair, also loaded the Desktop install CD, and it looks like all partitions check out OK. However, when I try to boot Linux (the only bootable partition on the ...
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Problems during booting - Error reading from disk/GRUB rescue

Sometimes, I cannot boot my OS (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and I always get different sort of error. Maybe you can help with identifying where is the problem. These crashes are becoming more frequent and I ...
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Can I copy my Ubuntu OS off my hard drive to a USB stick and boot from that stick with all my programs?

I'll be travelling and I hope to back up my laptop in case it gets stolen. I wonder if I can make my backup a bootable USB flash drive, that way I could just have my system as-is on stick and use it ...
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Mounting NFS synchronously on boot

I've added the following line to my /etc/fstab: server:/srv/homes /home nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr,hard,auto 0 0 As you can see, /home needs to be mounted during the boot or users ...
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update-rc.d does not start some things at boot

Information about my setup: I am running at runlevel 2 I am running on ubuntu 14.04 I have installed a kernal update 3.19rc3 because it fixed a gpu hang in kodi media player I have manually ...
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Ubuntu spontaneously won't boot, how do I fix it?

I have a Lenovo G500 laptop running Ubuntu 14.4 LTS. About a month ago, I installed Ubuntu to replace windows 8.1 because my windows os was corrupted and so was the recovery partition(it has ...
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Creating swaps in extended partition

I have the following Disk partition setup- http://imgur.com/rz2HvMb I want to do the following- delete partitions sda1, sda2 and sda4 but keep sda3. create extended partition in place of sda4 and ...
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ubuntu boot broken yoga 2 pro (dual boot)

I ran boot-repair, but it stops on please enable grub-efi repository.... The report is here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9766788/ Any help?
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Help with dual boot on toshiba satellite [duplicate]

staff. I'd like to make dual boot with Ubuntu on the Toshiba Satellite, where is just installed Win 8.1. On that computer, there is EFI and UEFI system, so i ask you if somebody can give me ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation hangs despite of — forcepae option

trying to install the new Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop I got the message: *ERROR: PAE is disabled on this Pentium M (PAE can potentially be enabled with kernel parameter "forcepae" - this is ...
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Multi-partition multi OS bootable USB

I want to create a recovery flash drive. I have my 8 gb flash drive[Kingston data traveller] with me. I also have the required .iso files for a>Ubuntu 13.10 b>Boot-repair disk c>AVG Rescue CD I Wish ...
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Make Ubuntu bootable USB drive using Mac?

I have a netbook that I want to install Ubuntu onto because Windows is terrible (especially on that). I do have a good mac computer that I can make a bootable USB drive from, but I'm confused on how ...
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Lost Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows 8.1 install at 2nd partition

Greetings to everybody, not sure if anyone had the same issue previously, but could not find any similar (or i wasnt that patient to search :) and in that matter i apologize if am making duplicate ...
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I dual booted Ubuntu with Windows 8 but I cannot boot back into Windows 8. It does not show a option

I completed the installation of Ubuntu perfectly following all directions but I cannot get back into Windows 8. Grub does not seem to be working . I have tried turning off fast boot and secure but it ...
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Black screen with nVidia drivers on ubuntu

I have: ASUS P4V800D-X Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.80GHz 2.5GB RAM 40GB HDD nVidia 9500GT When I installed nVidia drivers downloaded from nvidia.com website (selected recommended drivers), I simply can't ...
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Reboot and Select Boot Device after full format/install from 14.04 live cd

I'm trying to install 14.04.01 as a fresh OS on my laptop (previously a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10). After running the live CD and selecting Install Ubuntu, I went through the whole ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu over pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 over Windows 8 on Toshiba Satellite CL10-B, having previously installed Ubuntu on other machines over Windows XP and Windows 7, with no problems whatsoever. But the Satellite ...
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Randomly booting to initramfs

Sometimes when I boot my laptop running 14.04 it comes up with the "ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/... Does not exist." This only started happening after I installed new RAM. It doesn't happen all the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 windows 7 dual boot problem

Initially, I have installed windows 7 Ultimate on my lenovo laptop. Later, I did install Ubuntu 14.04. It shows the dual boot option when booting. But if I select the Windows loader option then it ...
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How do I get passed the “MBR-helper missing” error message in installation?

I'm entirely new to Linux/Ubuntu so please bear with me. I currently have Windows 7 32Bit and wanted to install Ubuntu. I used the installation off the website and copied it onto my bootable USB. As ...
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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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Infinite loading loop Linux Ubuntu 14.04

This is my third day on Linux Ubuntu and so far it has been a different expirence but a good one.Anyways, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer and I am having a problem getting to the login ...
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How do I move / to my new SSD

I built a computer and loaded ubuntu 14.04 onto my HDD. I recently got a SSD and wanted to put / and /home on the ssd and all other storage on the HDD. How would I go about this process.
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What do the different Boot Options mean? (i.e. acpi=off, noapic, nolapic, etc)

I've been having issues installing 11.04 on my new laptop, the solution was to enable any of these boot options: acpi=off noapic nolapic But, what do these options actually do? What sort of ...