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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Linux not booting up (blinking white cursor) after overclocking CPU in BIOS [closed]

Recently I bought me some nice cooling system for my (pretty old now) CPU to squeeze some more power out of it. I spent the last two days overclocking it and it seems everything is stable and works ...
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Unable to run Ubuntu on a MSI laptop without disabling ACPI

I own a MSI GP62 6QE-260XFR, which is a laptop featuring an i5-6300HQ CPU and a GTX 950M graphics card, sold without OS. I've installed Windows 10 on a partition. It works just fine. My problem is ...
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several paths deleted to break ordering cycle on booting

On booting my laptop, right after BIOS is loaded I get these lines: [10.368134] systemd[1]: paths.target: job paths.target/start deleted to break ordering cycle starting with basic.target/start [10....
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Fresh Vanilla Ubuntu 16.04 Install (not duel boot), get Slow/Paused Initial Boot, blank purple screen before the Ubuntu + dots

I'm pretty sure this didn't happen on previous 14.04 install. I checked the boot.log and it only contains 1 error, right at the start: 0;1;31m FAILED 0m Failed to start LSB: AppArmor initialization. ...
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Booting error usb_submit_urb_failed

What can I do with this? The only things I have connected through usb are mouse and keyboard. Sorry for the picture quality
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Setting up new boot partition

I'm migrating my Ubuntu from HDD to SSD. I formatted my SSD to 4k sectors and made 3 partitions: Boot Extended Logical My old HDD was encrypted. However I don't want that any more so I just sudo ...
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Problem when run script in boot

I created the following script: #!/bin/bash su administrador -c "/home/administrador/scripts/startup_tomcat_hsqldb.sh" I added in /etc/init.d . When I run the command: sudo update-rc.d start-...
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Very slow boot on fresh Ubuntu 16.04 setup

I've been looking for a solution to this issue but haven't had any luck in finding anything of noteworthy similarity to my case. dmesg section of interest: ... [ 3.366667] fbcon: inteldrmfb (fb0) ...
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Ubuntu recognizes only USB as partition during installation

My main issue is picture 1 (left-upper). During installation, Ubuntu recognizes only the USB as a partition. Background: My goal is to install Ubuntu on this computer. No Dual-boot, No Windows. The ...
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ubuntu 16.04 bootable pendrive doesn't boot up [duplicate]

i am new to ubuntu, i have downloaded ubuntu 16.04 iso from the ubuntu website only, then i made a bootable drive using win32Disk Imager(also tried using Power iso, Rufus, Universal USB Installer), ...
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No access to bios cant boot from cd/usb [on hold]

I can't enter BIOS and I can't boot from cd/usb , I have installed Ubuntu manually and the only way to use the PC actually is my session Ubuntu.
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Autostart a script (.sh) at boot [closed]

Not Ubuntu but Raspbian sorry for that, but I didn't know where else to put it. I have a problem running a script (fullscreen.sh -that is the name of the script). I have tried to put this line: @...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS 9550 — grub-install /dev/nvme failed

I just got my Dell XPS 9550 laptop, then I installed fresh Windows 10 Pro x64 on it, shrinked the volume for Ubuntu, and tried installing Ubuntu 16.04 via USB stick from ISO. I did the install ...
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Ubuntu gives a purple screen while booting

I have ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 10. It gives the purple ubuntu screen on start up. If I go to the recovery mode and then resume from there, I go on to the login page where it gets into a login loop. ...
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Diagnosing Slow Boot - 15.04

I've recently thrown Ubuntu onto my main rig as a dual boot. I've been having an issue with a rather slow (relatively speaking) boot time. It takes around forty seconds. I seem to have found the issue,...
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Sony vaio pro13 dual system problem

I'm new to ubuntu, here I may do some stupid changes and cause my computer boot failed, so I need your help. My laptop is a Sony vaio pro 13, and I put ubuntu and windows 10 inside. However, after ...
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Issue with installing new OS on Ubuntu machine? [closed]

I am having a major issue with installing Windows 10 on my PC that is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. The computer refuses to boot from any Windows 10 live media that I make. I have written the ...
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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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Grub Console appears - hey from Bios Boot Menu Works

I installed Xubuntu 16.04 on a 2nd Hard Disk (not partitioned) and configured the BIOS to automatically boot from it. The problem is, that the automatic boot starts the Grub console instead of the ...
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How do I install (to dual-boot) Ubuntu on this UEFI MSI GE40 2OC-218USK laptop?

I have a GE40 2OC-218USK laptop. I am trying to repartition the hard drive to have it dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. Nothing but endless problems. I've been progressively turning more and more ...
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Kbuntu 16.04 doesn't boot

I downloaded the ISO file for Kbuntu 16.04 (32 BIT) and burned it to a DVD. I then rebooted the computer and installed KBUNTU into the "Entire Disk", since I had no use for Win XP anymore. After ...
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oracle 11g xe always start on boot

I did a new install of Oracle 11g XE on my Ubuntu 16.04 ( following this tutorial) Every thing its up and running. The problem is: When installing I said not to start at boot. Do you want Oracle ...
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How to install Ubuntu Server to a iSCSI Drive using IBFT

We have to install Ubuntu Server 16.04 on iSCSI Drives and boot from them, because we have no local storage. We have configured the iSCSI capable Network Controllers to log in into the iSCSI Target ...
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GRUB trouble (installing Ubuntu, dual-booting with OS X)

I want to be able to dual boot OS X and Ubuntu, but have run into an issue (GRUB). Progress so far: I successfully got rEFInd working on El Capitan (disabled System Integrity Protection and Full ...
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Booting very slow after I added another disk

After I added another SSD disk my Ubuntu boots very slow. Here are logs with the timeout error: Jun 12 15:45:38 localhost systemd[1]: dev-disk-by\x2duuid-c326712c\x2d3c56\x2d4060\x2d8c3c\...
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Add Ubuntu EFI DB and PK back into UEFI

I reset my bios and now my Ubuntu 16.04 disk wont book because it can't find the Ubuntu secure boot keys. How can I add these back into my UEFI so it will boot? When I try to boot I get a message: "...
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Boot partition full, failing to delete old kernels. Broken packages

Sorry for asking about what is probably really simple, but I've been Googling about for a week now and I've tried a lot of stuff without success. To start off, I get a pop-up every time I boot saying ...
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I can't install any Ubuntu distro on a new PC [duplicate]

I've got my new PC, installed Windows 10 on it (for playing games), and now I want to install Ubuntu (this one's for work) and I simply cannot do that. I was trying few installers and distros (Gnome ...
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“Boot Error” on live-usb flash drive with 15.10

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 32bits on a Samsung NP-N150-JP05FR, with a live usb created with usb-creator-gtk (from ubuntu 15.10, as superuser) on a FAT32 usb flash drive and get this error : ...
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Interrupted release upgrade (14.04 to 15.10) and now system only boots to command line

I tried to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 via update-manager. It all went well, all the packages were downloaded, step "installing packages" (or something like that) was in progress. I haven't ...
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Grub2 on LVM: How can I switch between alternate root LVs?

I have a working setup of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (precise) installed on a LVM Volume (/dev/vg0/root). /boot is on the same LV, and Grub2 boots nicely from it using its own raid/lvm/xfs modules. Great ...
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Bootable USB needs CD-ROM?

I am attempting to install 'Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS' with a Flashdrive (there is no DVD/CD onboard). However, after keyboard selection a notification is presented saying: "Your installation CD-ROM ...
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Error: cannot find a GRUB drive

I previously posted here with this question, which is now resolved. I am trying to install ubuntu 15.10 on my macbook pro with a flash drive. Specifically, I am following these instructions I found by ...
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Removed UEFI partition, how do I fix a new one?

I just upgraded my XPS 13 laptop from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. I wanted to use full disc encryption, so I chose to let the installer delete everything and install in an encrypted LVM. My laptop show me ...
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How to install Ubuntu to a hard drive without the installer process [duplicate]

So for various reasons I can't boot off an install usb. So instead I have been taking the Hard drive out of my laptop and then writing to it with Universal USB installer. The result though is that I ...
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Error while trying to run Ubuntu installed on a pen-drive

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on my pen-drive (32 GB USB 3.0), using this installation procedure. When I try to boot from that pen-drive, the selection screen appears. I select the normal Ubuntu ...
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How to replace GRUB with ELILO?

I was wondering if it is possible to replace GRUB with ELILO on a installed Ubuntu (and keeping a dual-boot with Win) without losing functionality or personal files?
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Uninstall Ubuntu (dual boot) [duplicate]

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu 16.04 and re-install it using VirtualBox. I had installed (dual boot) it using an USB stick. Now I have a problem in locating the partition to be deleted. from ...
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Error booting CD-rom for install

I have a HDD with Windows 8, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I have a CD with Ubuntu on it and a USB as well. When I choose to boot from CD or USB, my BIOS stops at Verifying Pool DMI ...
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Error! Your kernel headers for kernel 3.13.0-69-generic cannot be found - Can't Update!

When trying to upgrade, I get this error: Not enough free disk space The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a total of 81.8 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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Boot into Ubuntu from Android Tablet with Live USB Drive

I have an Android ASUS Slider tablet. I have successfully installed UBUNTU to an 8GB thumb drive. I would like to boot into the thumb drive the same way I do with a windows system except I would like ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Black screen on Suspend, system doesn't suspend

When I suspend my system (desktop with only Ubuntu on it), the screen goes black but the fan is still running. The only way to get out of this state is to power cycle the computer, repair packages and ...
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Restore linux kernel after accidental removal

I accidentally removed my current linux kernel from my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS by using this command: sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.13.0-{77,79}-generic Unable to boot into the system, now I found this ...
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How to turn off the filesystem check message which occures while booting

What I want to achieve: I want to customize my complete boot of my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation to show the same wallpaper which is actually on my desktop. What I achieved till now: added the ...
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Ubuntu freezes during boot

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Acer E17 laptop. From one to another the computer seems to freeze during the boot sequence. It boots to grub without an issue, but when I select Ubuntu it seems to freeze ...
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Using remaining space on a startup disk

While using applications like dd, Startup disk creater, etcher I can see that a lot of space on the startup disk is unusable. This is normally equal to the diskspace minus the ISO size. How can this ...
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How to install Super Boot Manager on ubuntu 16.04?

I have recently upgraded my ubuntu to 16.04. Now I am unable to install super boot manager. I tried to install it using ppa:ingalex/super-boot-manager ppa. But everytime it shows E: Unable to locate ...
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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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Xubuntu 16.04 doesn't boot; hangs after fsck

I have just installed xubuntu 16.04LTS on a Dell Inspiron Mini as a dual-boot with Windows 7. When I booted it up for the first time yesterday, it worked fine. Today, however, I see the following: /...
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Boot time errors about ACPI, unsupported splx structure and a lying master control interrupt

I am getting boot time errors in ubuntu 14.04. After booting it works without any problem. Errors displayed are: 0.669116] dmar: Failed to find handle for ACPI object \ SB.PCI0SD After SD some ...