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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Boot to black screen Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and after it finished installing it asked me to reboot the computer. I attempted the reboot, but it sent me to a black screen, no cursor or anything. I turned it off and when ...
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How to paste the text selected from gui mode after switching into cli mode?

I have set up ubuntu-14.10 to boot up in text mode (cli) and I start gui with the command sudo service lightdm start then toggle between gui and cli mode with Alt+ctrl+F1 (to get into cli) and Alt Gr ...
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Grub Rescue after installing Elementary OS Freya [migrated]

I used to dual boot windows 10(recently upgraded from windows7) and elementary os luna. Windows is installed on my C drive, and Luna was installed on a partitioned D drive (i splitted 100GB for ...
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Dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu with UEFI on two separate drives?

I've already installed Windows 8 in UEFI mode and it is currently running off of one SSD. On another SSD, I want to install Ubuntu GNOME. Is there any sort of special configuration or setting I have ...
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How is ubuntu live user graphical session (startx) started up in a LiveCD?

I am trying to build a custom ISO, using ubuntu-builder. I've taken a 12.40 mini remix ISO as a starting point. Here is my specific example - however, I'm interested in principle how the process goes ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu, but Debian can, help me please!

I am having problem with boot Ubuntu or any other Ubuntu based OS. After installation is complete I am stucked at black screen. Tried to change grub, activating graphics from additional adapters via ...
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Stuck in grub rescue (error: invalid arch-independent ELF magic)

Well, I fiddled a bit with my partitions, now my computer wont boot. I get this message: error: invalid arch-independent ELF magic grub rescue> set gives cmdpath=(hd0) ...
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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...
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hd1 cannot get C/H/S values

Ok, I know there are many questions about this topic, but I can't found a convince answer (fixing the problem or not). Recently I bought an SSD drive and installed in main SATA (hd0), I've replaced ...
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My Acer C720 all of a sudden won't boot my ubuntu install

I have a Acer C720 Chromebook. I was on Ubuntu. I rebooted, and I pressed Ctrl-L for Legacy Boot. It showed the bios screen. It said Booting from hard disk... and didn't do anything else. ChromeOS ...
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I deleted my ubuntu partition (win8 dual boot) without first resetting my uefi boot settings. How can I recover my laptop from grub2.02?

When I turn on my computer, I see the grub2.02 command line. It says "GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-15 Minimal BASH-like editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command ...
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“Signal Over Range!!” and grub/update doesn't fix

3.19.0-26-generic #28-Ubuntu T 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880 [Radeon HD 4200] Hercules ProphetView monitor This is a server, with no x-windows or ...
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Ubuntu not starting, can I at least remove it? [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu in dual-boot with Windows 8.1, it worked fine, maybe I touched something that I shouldn't have, but now if I start Ubuntu in the GRUB I get the ubuntu logo and then a ...
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Grub Rescue with no Linux type OS ever installed…by me [closed]

Clean install of win8 on a new device that was subsequently hacked. Upon receipt of a new computer and attempted to do a clean reinstall of win8, it would not install on the msata on which it ...
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Ubuntu 15.04. Problem booting with systemd

I just upgraded Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04. When booting system with systemd it only gets to login screen. After login following message is printed: /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-fsck-at-reboot: ...
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fastboot does not detect my nexus 4 lolipop 5.1.1

adb devices works fine when phone turned on however in bootload mode fastboot devices does not recognise device I have downloaded with the following package sudo apt-get install phablet-tools ...
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Can't dual boot!

Today I tried to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7 Ultimate which I already had installed. I downloaded a program to boot Ubuntu directly from a flash drive. My first try was with version 14.04.3. The ...
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AMD discrete graphics unusable on a MacBook Pro 8,2

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a MacBook Pro 8,2 with a proper EFI single boot. All works like a charm and the boot process is really fast, I'm really satisfied. I have only one issue: I can use ...
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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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Ubuntu OS gets lost in dual boot another one is Windows 8.

I have windows 8 install in my primary drive and I have started to install ubuntu on my next drive. I am new to ubuntu family. All thing were going right as I was using both my OS. I was also studying ...
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Windows 10 upgrade attempt destroyed both my Ubuntu and itself (windows 8.1). How do I wipe/format my hard drive to start fresh and try again?

I had been dual-booting with Ubuntu and windows 8.1 for a while now without issue. However, when attempting my free upgrade to windows 10, it killed both. I am not entirely sure why, but it looks like ...
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Reliable bootable USB creator in Ubuntu

I need a reliable application which will make usb pen drives bootable. Recently, I tried creating a bootable lubuntu-13-04-alternate usb on a ubuntu 12.10 system but ended up with 'boot error' when ...
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How to add a GRUB2 menu entry for booting installed Ubuntu on a USB drive?

I am not asking how to boot the LiveCD from a USB. I have 2 Ubuntu installations, one on my computer's internal hard drive and another on a USB drive. Is there a way to add a GRUB2 menu entry (to ...
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How do I enable the GRUB splash screen in Xubuntu 12.10?

I have Xubuntu 12.10 running fine on a Thinkpad T60. Grub2 is installed as the boot manager and the GRUB....LINUX_DEFAULT is set as "quiet splash". Therefore, Grub should display its splash image ...
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Blank screen at boot

I can't boot. I've only a black screen with flashing connection window and mouse. Probably the problem is that I deleted shim and MoKmanager files. I've tried to reinstall shim, I don't find any MoK ...
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One drive removed from RAID5 each restart

After almost each restart my RAID 5 array is being degraded. Very suspisous thing I found in dmesg Log First SDA and SDB logs can be found, Then MD0 - without SDC and then SDC. What can be a ...
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Invalid ROM Contents - new install

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a CD over Windows Vista. I recently had a GPU failure on this machine, and while I was experiencing those problems (that made the computer unusable) I ...
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I can't boot Ubuntu from my USB stick?

it's my first time using Ubuntu and I'm an absolute beginner in computer programming. I downloaded Ubuntu and used the Linux USB installer to put in onto my SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB. I'm using an ...
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Boot from DVD by grub to install windows [duplicate]

how i can boot from dvd to install windows behind the Ubuntu by Grub?
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12.04 Boot goes straight to grub then hangs on black screen, what do I do?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a Toshiba Satellite C655. No windows and no windows disk. Ubuntu worked great for about a month. About a week ago after updating it started freezing, and on boot I ...
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Is there a problem with the compatibilaty of my chipset?

I've recently built my own PC and i want to run Ubuntu on it. however when i try to boot ubuntu from my usb drive it says: ACPI PCC probe failed I tried installing with nomodeset and the install ...
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No verbose output on startup after upgrade to 15.04

When I was running Ubuntu 14.10 I was able to view the verbose output during startup and shutdown (which was very useful for me). But now that I have upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 I get the verbose output ...
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ubuntu 14.04 wont boot after installation

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 After the installation it won´t boot and I done the boot-repair in Ubuntu and I Think I have the right boot-setting in BOIS. It will directly go to the windows OS. ...
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Login prompt no longer on external display

Been experimenting with Ubuntu on my Toshiba Satellite U500. Using an external display (AOC 23" LCD) as primary. For the first 20 or so boots, the Ubuntu 15.04 login prompt appeared on my external ...
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Selected manual install and now grub can't find moddep files [closed]

I recently re-built my PC and decided to re-install my OS'es. I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, now I'm installing Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. I followed this guide: ...
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black screen after first restart ubuntu 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04.3 sole installation, after restarting for finish installation got black screen . Unable to restart or shut down. Need help , I'm afraid will damage the laptop shutting down from start ...
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message disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present even after trying various options

I have tried the advice here: Puny geek including the last amendments. and here Askubuntu including the advice further down for 14.04 I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on an older system. I just upgraded ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 + AMD,purple screen when booting after install,stuck at initramdisk

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a Seagate expansion drive. I tried booting it up from my machine, but it hangs (and I waited over 30 mins, just to be sure). I tried using the drive from an Intel based ...
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Popup during boot up initializations: “VBoxClient: the VirtualBox kernel service is not running. Exiting”

Neither is my OS virtualized inside VirtualBox nor do I have any VirtualBox packages installed (at least no packages matching "virtual" or "vbox"). Still, on every boot up (in the end of the phase ...
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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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How can I determine total Boot Time

What command do I use to determine how long my actual boot time is? From the grub screen until all the start up processes are finished in the background. I ask because Launcher stays purple for at ...
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How do I disable X at boot time so that the system boots in text mode?

Is it possible to disable X at boot time? I'm setting up a server so it would be nice if it wouldn't load the graphical interface every time I boot.
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How to know which sdb is a USB pendrive?

I wrote a script which formats USB pendrive and place media on it. It helps people in a library getting a bunch of HTML and media on it to browse historical data (official version). All my script do ...
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Where do I install BURG?

I am dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I installed Ubuntu, "Device for bootloader installation" was sda8. So, I tried sda8 for BURG and got this message: ~> sudo burg-install ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Black Login Screen

When I start my computer, I see the starting screen with white and orange dots. But after that, sometimes I see a black login screen. Everything works but just there is nothing on the screen. How do I ...
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How to restore GRUB and Ubuntu 14.04 after choosing a wrong partition?

First of all, i tried finding previous questions, didn't find anything that quite matches my case. I have Windows 8.1 as well as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot. In the grub OS list at boot, I ...
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Failed to start Load Kernel Modules

I am new to ubuntu, so I will need some asistance uploading the log files as i am not quite sure where they are ATM. I currently have ubuntu 15.04 installed on a 250gb usb hd. For some reason after ...
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I deleted Ubuntu and accidentally deleted Grub with it. Other OS's aren't booting now. How do I fix this?

I was running a dual-booted Ubuntu/Windows 8.1 PC. I deleted my Ubuntu partition so I could install Arch, but in doing so I also accidentally messed up Grub and deleted my Windows EFI partition. I ...
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Computer won't boot except by efi file

I'm here today because I have a lot of trouble with my computer under Ubuntu. I decided to re-install my computer 2 days ago. And, don't know why, I must pass throught the boot option in my bios and ...
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I can not install ubuntu 14.04.2 in my partition.Installation crash

Previously I had dual boot my pc with ubuntu and windows 7.After installing windows 10 I can not install ubuntu in my pc. In installation process from my usb stick I got this message. "The system ...