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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grub install fails on drive encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption

I got the following error after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 now my computer won't boot. The hard drive is encrypted, and it will boot up to the Symantec PGP desktop screen, but after I enter the ...
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My Samsung Ativ Smart PC (500T) wont install Ubuntu

I've been wanting to install Ubuntu on my Ativ Smart PC because it's really slow with windows, so I was hoping for a bit better speed with Linux. The problem is that it simply won't let me install ...
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ATI Radeon HD7000 Series (Laptop) - Switch Mode Between ATI & Intel Integrated GPU. Stuck on Boot Screen On Intel GPU Selection Mode

Laptop Specs: HP Pavilion G6-2020SE GPUs 1) ATI HD7000 Series 2) Intel Integrated OS Installed: x) Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) i) ATI Graphics Card Drivers Installed From AMD website. Note: Graphics Card ...
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can't boot into ubuntu please help my files are all gone [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8 based Sony Vaio laptop. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop alongside windows, now I can't login into Ubuntu anymore. The boot menu directly boots into Windows 8 and ...
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iPlymouth Broke GRUB

I followed the steps in this thread: What happens if I disable and unistall Plymouth? Now GRUB is broken. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.4 without a GUI and when my server boots now, I get a screen showing ...
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Laptop boots to a black screen after trying to install fglrx for AMD HD8670M in Ubuntu 12.04

I tried installing proprietary fglrx drivers by following instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/AMD However the installation failed with the error 'amdconfig: No ...
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What happens if I disable and unistall Plymouth?

I have this problem with Plymouth, in wich it doesn't show up or, when it shows, with a awful resolution. So, I wanted to uninstall Plymouth ( I found the package in Synaptics). I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Purple Screen while Booting from Disk Ubuntu 14.4 64bit [duplicate]

When ever i try to run the live file system from my dvd it does not boot. It simply gets stuck on this screen. I tried running it from my dvd it gives me this screen minus ubuntu and stays on it ...
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how to install ubuntu on a computer without using a monitor? [duplicate]

I have a computer but with no available screen, how can I install Ubuntu server on it using a laptop I have, I can't format the hard drive in another computer and buying a new monitor is not an option ...
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Black Screen after boot (14.04 x64)

I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my Computer as I wanted to give it a try. The installation went smooth and fine as expected, I was even surprised how much faster then the old fedoras ...
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“Unable to find a medium containing a live file system” error while installing from Iso

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Windows 7 and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit alongside it. The laptop has 2GB RAM. However, every time I try to boot the installation I get the error: ...
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Dual boot. No boot option!

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 from a live CD and when it was finished it restarted but didn't give me the option to boot Windows... Ubuntu booted automatic. I ran the command: sudo parted /dev/sda/ ...
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Upgraded to 14.04; display no longer operable

It's a rack-mount server that was running 10.04LTS for the last four years quite happily. I decided it was time to upgrade. As usual, it didn't go smoothly. I finally have it booting into the upgraded ...
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Fresh linux installed boot

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 via USB on a 500GB HDD and I also have an old HDD of 40GB. I erased everything and now I only have Ubuntu installed, but on the Loading Operating System windows it give ...
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Can't do a dual boot installation with Windows 8.1

System: Alienware 18 I have followed all the steps for setting up a dual boot machine up to the point of actually trying to run the Ubuntu Install. I have the extra disk space, I've shrunk the ...
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Grub Rescue command ls says failed reading section 0x0 from cd0

I had Ubuntu 12.* installed on my system. Then I tried installing Windows8, which failed. After starting my system I am getting Grub Rescue'' I did ls output:(cd0) then ls (cd0) output: failed ...
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Can't use boot disk [closed]

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu. I have a boot disk made with 14.04 64bit version. Now i want to dual-boot that with my current operating system, Windows 7. When I try to load from the ...
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I'm installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521 keep getting error 8000

While installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521, I keep getting error 8000 "reading sector" a few times. On a previous installation attempt I got another error number which I believe was 3820 a bunch of ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I got a new computer and am looking to dual-boot Ubuntu and windows 7. I have my partition made (50gb), and my 64bit boot disk made but when I try booting from it I just get a black screen, with the ...
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Problem with boot after Ubuntu touch

I wanted to try out Ubuntu Touch so I downloaded and installed on my laptop. Now Ubuntu won't boot! Please help. The screen shows: Couldn't find data partition. Spawning adbd ...
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Trouble Booting with windows 8 Lenovo s415

So I did all the necessary configurations in BIO settings.Secure boot is disabled,boot mode "legacy support", boot priority "legacy first", USB boot "enabled". For the boo-table USB drive I used ...
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problem while installing [duplicate]

I am facing the issue while installing ubuntu The boot starts I get the purple screen, Then after that I get the black screen And nothing after that. Can anyone guide me how to undercome this issue ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Manual Hard Drive Partitioning Help Needed

I'm in need of some assistance with manual partitioning from the Ubuntu 14.04 install GUI. I'm trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have a 60GB SSD as that I want all my OS files ...
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i changed my swappiness from 60 to 10. now it boot

I was changing my swappiness from 60 to 10, but than after i restarted it, it would not boot by normal means. also i am very new to ubuntu just started using it. Gave up waiting for root device. ...
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Error message at startup

I just installed Ubuntu on my Gateway NE56R41u yesterday. Infact, it dual-boots with Windows 8.1 UEFI, but that has nothing to do with my problem. However, when I turn on my computer, I get an error ...
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Uninstall Grub and use Windows bootloader

I have Windows 8 pre-installed and then installed Grub with Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not my thing so now I want to remove it along with grub. From what I have learned, with UEFI, Grub does not overwrite the ...
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init: failsafe main process (x) killed by TERM signal [on hold]

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04, fresh install. Suddenly my system boot takes over one minute (from SSD), before it was few seconds. On terminal I can see: systemd-udevd[381]: Error calling EVIOCSKEYCODE: ...
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Two Unknown Errors at Startup [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Every time I boot up, the system seems to start normally except for two error messages. The messages have no other information, just the option to report the error or cancel. ...
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How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2?

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2? I had windows 7 installed on my primary(and active) partition and windows 8 installed on partition 2 which is logical and not active. Now I installed Ubuntu ...
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Replace Black screen/kernel text compiling with image

Does anyone know of a method or program that allows you no display an image instead of the black screen/compiling text that is normally displayed while booting? Thanks
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EFI Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a dual-boot config with Windows 8.1 following the tutorial: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2227580 (I added an ext4 /home partition.) Even after step ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu - mounting problem

After I decided to enlarge Ubuntu's partition my GRUB2 failed to start. I managed to recover grub but when I chose to boot Ubuntu this came out: mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such ...
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BIOS Corrupted After A Failed Suspension

Currently typing from a friend's Wii. My HP 2000-299WM laptop stalled while suspending one night, so I forced it to shutdown with the power button. Now, initial HP splash screen is blank, and leads ...
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Problem with dual boot(14.04&8.1); Windows 8.1 not working

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my windows 8.1 machine using bootable USB. while installing I selected the same drive where windows is installed and got Ubuntu installed. after installation I can see ...
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Ubuntu is not booting after installation [closed]

It shows like some serious issue. I don't know what to do. Upgrade is not available. Updates are not available. Root is not created. No authority to create it.
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Dual-Boot issue (and much more…)

I downloaded today and installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 something,and i installed it via Live CD. All went well, I created a partition of 150GB and another one of 508MB (the latter for the ...
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“Error Loading Operating System” Ubuntu 14.04 / Windows 8.1

I know there are several other questions like this - but at least on the first 2 pages of Google I couldn't find a solution. I have Windows 8.1 originally, on a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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“Unable to find a medium containing a live file system” error

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop but I'm getting the error message: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system I want to install it alongside Windows 7 on my Dell ...
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triple booting on ubuntu

I have Windows 8, Windows 7 and Ubuntu x86 installed on my PC. When I boot, GRUB2 comes up so I can boot. I want to uninstall Windows 8 but keep Windows 7. How would I do this without breaking my ...
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Diskless with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to setup a new diskless solution with ubuntu 12.04 without any success. I followed this howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DisklessUbuntuHowto But the initramfs seems not to be ...
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Unable to correctly format and boot certain USB drives

I've just bought a small laptop, with no optical drive at all, and I would like to install an OS (in this case Crunchbang) on it. I couldn't have been create a bootable drive, on my Ubuntu desktop, ...
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Error on booting hard drive

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 1 TB hard disk. I installed it on 275GB space. When i booted it after restarting my pc i got an error like this, (i use windows 7) error: no such partition. ...
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Format hard drives w/o live CD

Someone gave me their laptop, and it has Ububtu on it. I have to reformat the hard dive. How can I do this without the Ubuntu disks?
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Lubuntu 12.04 won't boot after install

I just installed Lubuntu 12.04 on my laptop (Compaq Presario V5000). It seemed to install fine, but after the install completed it stops booting when it gets to the Blue Lubuntu screen. I have the CD ...
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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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Failed 14.04 install and BIOS problem

After upgrading to 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS, I received the error file not found grub rescue So my boot loader is stuffed and I need to repair it. I decided to use a live USB and repair from there. ...
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“serious errors while checking the disk drives for /boot” error while booting [duplicate]

When I try to install ubuntu 14.04 I get this error after installing the system and trying to boot for the first time. I saw this article I get a "serious errors while checking the disk drives ...
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Freezes on boot menu [closed]

I'm having a small issue, which remains even after reinstalling Ubuntu 3 times. Each time I install Ubuntu, then use it once, then restart the computer, it goes to the screen 'Ubuntu / Advanced ...
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New PC with Windows 8 Needed nomodeset to get Ubuntu to load

Apparently I need to accrue 10 reputation to post more than 2 links - so reposted everything I learned in trying to install Ubuntu onto my Windows 8 machine with a new graphics card on my blog: ...
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hangs on load after grub but no errors

I have been running 12.0.4 for a while on machine which also boots into win 7. I had a message in update manager to upgrade to 12.0.10 so I pressed the upgrade button and left it to it. Hour later ...