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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Disk partition on Windows resulted in: GRUB rescue error: no such partition. Ubuntu boot folder does not exist on any partition

I knew almost nothing about file systems and that caused the large story for me. There were many questions on this topic and nothing could help me. Sequence of the story is next: 1) I had on my ...
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Linux Boot error

I am having trouble booting into my linux laptop. When I press the power button, the screen starts up and an endless stream of [[20~[[20~[[20~........ Appears on screen. Also, the Ubuntu logo keeps ...
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I messed up Ubuntu uninstall - now I can't boot Windows

I know almost nothing about Ubuntu - my friend installed it for me (he is far away and can't be contacted, so I can't ask for his help). So it begin when I tried to uninstall Ubuntu. I deleted the ...
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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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How do i load Ubuntu 16.04 and above with the kernel 4.4?

I am the owner of a laptop with the Intel Celeron N3050 processor. Ubuntu 16.04 will not boot from a live USB, it only shows a black screen. When I decided to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04's kernel to version ...
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installing ubuntu with full disk encryption including encrpyted boot on i-USB Pendrive ii-A regular HDD

Hi how to install Ubuntu 12.04+ with full disk encryption including encrypted boot partition : a- to a USB drive ie. 16GB or 32GB b- to a HDD
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Ubuntu 14.04 Suddenly Fails to Boot [duplicate]

My Ubuntu installation has decided not to work anymore. I suspect it's something graphical or to do with memory. Read on for more. Background. I installed Ununtu 14.04 on my laptop a few months ago ...
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I would like to install ubuntu on my home computer [duplicate]

I need help installing unbuntu on my home computer i have a mac laptop and a wireless mouse i love to game and i thought ubuntu would be the best OS for me!
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How to permanently fix small boot partitions

some Ubuntu versions on some machines setup way to small boot partitions (100M-200M). These get filled by new kernel updates and can lead to failing updates. I encountered this problem on default ...
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Think my ubuntu just broke, not sure how to fix it

My laptop died on me and when I went to start it up, it wont boot ubuntu. I can get the menu in the picutre but if I click on ubuntu it just goes to like the background of ubuntu and gets stuck. ...
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What is the best way to upgrade to Windows 10 on dual-boot machine? [duplicate]

I have a dual-boot desktop Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.04. The computer was supplied with Windows 7 installed and UEFI disabled for me to install Linux, which I eventually succeeded in doing. Later I ...
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Booting ubuntu from USB “no possible bios file found”

So that's my problem, I downloaded ubuntu 13.04 32bit and I put it in a 4gb USB stick following the steps in ubuntu's webpage. Then when I restart the computer I press F12 and chose the USB stick, ...
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how can I get my fstab mounts working if they won't mount on bootup?

CIFS mount through fstab not mounting at boot The suggested answers (a typo in fstab; _netdev) have no effect. However when I mount them with sudo mount -a there are no issues and they are mounted. ...
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Can't boot: “mdadm: CREATE group disk not found”

After running apt-get upgrade yesterday and shutting down, I'm no longer able to boot Ubuntu 15. The last several lines I see during boot are: Begin: Running /scripts/init-premount ... done. Begin: ...
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Ubuntu Tablet Booting Trouble

I bought aquaris M10 ubuntu tablet a week ago, opened and finished pre-installation (username, wi-fi etc) after that shut down the tablet. During shutting down process i saw an update in background ...
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Windows not working after setting up triple boot

I have a Macbook Pro which had Windows 10 setup a long time ago through bootcamp. I was trying to install Ubuntu as well today. I first installed refind. Then I installed Ubuntu. The Ubuntu partition ...
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Ubuntu suddenly crashes/freezes after a minute of use: 14.04 & 16.04, Intel NUC

I had Ubuntu 14.04 working on my Intel NUC (6i3SYh). It ran fine for a few months. Then one day I came home to find it frozen. It wouldn't reboot - lots of kernel panic kind of errors. I tried a ...
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Grub2 installation from liveCD on HDD without installing linux

Before everything I would like to apologize, since english is not my mother tongue, I might do some grammar mistakes, I'm deeply sorry for the inconvinience. If i'm asking for help, it is because I've ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't start with nvidia driver

Hello I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 and when I use the proprietary Nvidia driver Ubuntu doesn't boot. It shows "Starting 219" on my secondary screen and on my primary screen it shows something ...
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How do I EFI boot Zenbook Prime UX31A from built-in card reader?

How do I EFI boot Zenbook Prime UX31A from built-in card reader? Ubuntu Live 12.10 64bit has been copied onto an a SD card which I'm trying to boot from. When I power on my Zenbook and press ESC for ...
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i8042: No controller found

There are other questions with the same issue (here and here), but in my case, instead of a MacBook I have this (I am not doing any kind of promotion of this product) Until today, everything was ...
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Having trouble installing ubuntu on desktop

First, my specs : Graphic card : nvidia GTX 960 Processor : Intel core i5 4570 @ 3.20 GHz MB : Gigabyte z87x-d3h Ram : 8 GB DDR3 @ 1600 2 disks, one SSD with windows 10 installed, the other ...
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Boot widnows from grub prompt

I'm quite a noob with linux and I'm experiencing some huge troubles with an Ubuntu 16 installation. My system is composed of 2 disks: Windows 10 and Grub on the first (sda) and Ubuntu 16 on the ...
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Enable to recover data and linux partition after windows 10 upgrade

I have a dual-boot windows 8 and Ubuntu with a NTFS data partition on my laptop. After a forced migration to windows 10, my computer restarted on grub rescue mode and i was enable to boot on ubuntu ...
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Nexus 4 - unable to install flash touch (first time) not showing up on abd devices

after giving up with trying to install phablet tools in Trusty, I got an old machine and installed Precise; I got as far as installing all the tools but cannot get flash into the Nexus 4; I have set ...
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“Gave Up waiting for root device. Alert! /dev/disk/by-uuid/ does not exist. Dropping to a shell” while booting

I used Ubuntu some years back and gave up on it. I am now ready to try again. To my surprise I was welcomed with this message as soon as I did the first install. If I waited some time and typed exit ...
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Bug on Ubuntu 14.4

I have a bug on Ubuntu 14.4 which a[ways end with the dreaded: Errors were found while checking the disk for / or: Disk drive for /temp is not ready after about 2 weeks from which I cannot recover. I ...
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Can't boot from disk [duplicate]

I've just bought a stick to download the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop. I downloaded the program from Ubuntu and it is now on the stick. I downloaded it and I see both the file and the ISO file. I ...
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Bq Aquaris M10: stuck on boot logo after switching channels

I tried the steps from Jens (see his post in: How to change from Ubuntu touch stable channel to rc-proposed) and it says that it can't boot into recovery mode. Next, it does reboot to recovery mode ...
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Booting remark:ModemManager not supported by any plugin

This question is an extension of my earlier question regarding enabling ethernet on ubuntu 14.04.3. Since no answers have been forthcoming except the remark that my ethernet adapter is working and ...
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Can I install a Windows 10 boot on a 2nd SSD and not have it affect my Ubuntu boot?

Can I buy a second SSD, install it into my computer, and install Windows 10 on that without it affecting my current SSD running Ubuntu? So like, when I want to use Ubuntu I boot up with my original ...
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Cannot Load Windows 10 After Installation of Ubuntu 14.04

I originally started with a dual booted system of Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 and decided to do a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 since I had a few glitches when logging in. I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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After adding a disk ubuntu wont start normally (sda<->sdb)

In my notebook are 2 disks: mSata appears as sdb and SATA appears as sda. I did a fresh install on the mSATA (sdb) including GRUB. All is fine. But when I remove the SATA the mSATA becomes sda and ...
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failure reading from sector error mean my HD is broken?

so something happened to my linux boot today and I cant get it too boot. I can get to the grub CL and when I run ls its saying failure reading from sector oxfc from "hd1". im guessing thats my hard ...
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Grub nomodeset and purple screen of death

I changed my grub settings by editing the file /etc/default/grub and adding "nomodeset" + "acpi_backlight=vendor". After the reboot I get stucked in a purple screen in which I can't do nothing. I ...
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Can not make hibernate on UEFI (Secure boot)

How can I make hibernate my desktop in UEFI with Secure boot on. I used command "sudo pm-hibernate" to make hibernate my desktop but my machine did nothing (my desktop is booted up on UEFI with ...
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Is this simplified flow chart of how the ubuntu fire up is correct ?

I am trying to understand the way that Ubuntu starts what is being runned or started. Can you please confirm if my simplified flow chart is correct ? First we power on a computer with linux ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Installation Problem

When i inserted my Bootable USB to my Dell N4050 Laptop and tried to boot my laptop, Setup is Missing -Press any key to restart error occurs. I have no options of secure Boot in BIOS. What could've ...
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Trouble with dual boot Ubuntu and Windows

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside already existing Windows 10 on my system. After installation, grub was only showing Ubuntu and was not listing Windows as OS on my system. I followed ...
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partitions not showing while installing ububtu 15.04

While installing Ubuntu none of my partitions are showing. I have Win 10 on dual boot which was running before installing Ubuntu . On a live boot all of my data is safe untill now & my Win 10 is ...
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Freeze ubuntu 16.04 when clicking some stuff

I'm trying to install the last version of Ubuntu on my i7 6700hq notebook on dual boot with win 10, using a Bootable USB in UEFI bios. Disabled secure boot, I start the live Ubuntu and all work but ...
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GRUB - automatically boot Ubuntu, or boot Windows when shift is held (WITHOUT showing the menu)?

Before someone marks it as such, this question is not a duplicate: I'm not only asking how to automatically boot Ubuntu and show GRUB's menu when I hold shift during boot. I want to set up GRUB so ...
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Installed Ubuntu 16.04 server doesnt boot

Today I install Ubuntu server 16.04 64Bit Installation complete, after reboot ubuntu doesnt show grub menu(I install grub loader in installation and write hanges to disc). I reboot again and push ...
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PCI bus error on startup while booting into login screen (Kubuntu 16.04)

I am using Kubuntu 16.04 on this PC (http://www.hpshopping.in/HP_Pavilion_Notebook_-_15-ab549tx). The problem that I am facing is: On startup this shows up before the login screen: At times it is ...
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Ubuntu on 32bit UEFI(only) based tablet pc

I've created a bootable USB of Ubuntu 16.04 64bit with Rufus, setting the drive to be a GPT for UEFI. Then I booted my tablet pc and I ran the UEFI BIOS, from which I turned secure boot off. I then ...
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15.10 failed to start load kernel please help

Failed to start load kernel please help out. I'm new to ubuntu
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Dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 failed

I attempted to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 10 on a dual-boot ASUS U56E laptop. After about five hours of download/prep/install, like many other people, I found myself presented with the grub ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 16.04 on MacBook Pro. Error Message: “Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled”

I'm having this problem on my MacBook Pro (MacBookPro3,1). I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 from a USB. I can't buy any DVD/CD's, so thats out of the question. I can barely use my MacBook at the ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot fsck

I have searched and searched, and I cannot seem to find the help I'm looking for. Before you say "yes this problem has been answered", please point me in the right direction. I recently was gifted an ...
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How To Run An Application On Startup Automatically?

I am using "UbuntuServer13.10" and I have Dynamic IP. So for learning purpose, I want to add a host on my dynamic IP to open my server easily from anywhere. For this purpose, I used www.noip.com ...