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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After Boot-Repair, Windows 8 (10)not showing up

OK, I know there are other questions like this, but I'm posting this because mine is slightly different. I have Windows 10 installed (shows as Windows 8 in boot menus) and I installed Ubuntu just as ...
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USB boot doesn't work , windows boots every time [on hold]

I've seen there are a lot of "USB boot" problems, but I haven't seen this. When I start my pc and open boot options, I choose USB and instead of Ubuntu installer it just boots windows as normally . ...
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On installation, my computer shows a white box on a black screen and the installation consequently fails. What can I do to fix it? [duplicate]

Good day, I have googled this problem and it doesn't seem to have come up before, if it's a duplicate that's been solved then please redirect me there. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a ...
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GRUB not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside windows 8.1 and it was working fine until I ran the CHKDSK command in windows now when I restart the PC, there is no GRUB screen and the PC boots directly into ...
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How to boot from my LIVE USB?

I cannot get the screen by repeatedly pressing F12 or ESC or any other screen.
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Attempted Installing Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 UEFI, Confused about booting in UEFI, Legacy Mode

I followed this Askubuntu Post to install Ubuntu as dual-boot with Windows 8.1 pre-installed as(UEFI),but I am not able to dual-boot and tried Boot-Repair I first burned an Ubuntu ISO on a blank ...
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Trying to Install Ubuntu 14.10 but will not boot from the hard drive

Okay, I've been at this for 3 days now. I am installing Ubuntu Via USB and I'm using the Universal USB installer and downloaded the Ubuntu 14.10 version. I tried two ways to install it to the hard ...
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Strange boot issue (purple screen)

I'm somewhat of a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff, but I am a computer science student so I am familiar with operating systems. Anyway, I'll try to be as detailed as possible in describing ...
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Failed to open \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\grubx64.efi - 80000000000000E

I have a fresh install of 14.04 on a new SSD. Everything was running fine until I ran boot-repair for some reason that I cannot remember. Now when I boot up I get the following errors: Failed to open ...
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repeating error: nouveau 0000:00:12.0: DDC responded, but no EDID for DVI-D-1

I've been trying to get Lubuntu to install on a machine which seems like it should take Lubuntu with no problems. It already has Vista and boots fine into Windows. I have created a live-usb using ...
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Bootable device not found after clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI

I have a single boot laptop where I performed a clean installation of ubuntu. After bot it shows a I tried running boot-repair with this output http://paste.ubuntu.com/10605939 When if finishes it ...
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Unable to boot into windows 8.1 after installing on seperate partition (not preinstalled)

I have decided to give Ubuntu a try, so i decided to install it alongside my Windows 8.1 (not preinstalled - It was delivered with win7), though i had to make a custom install (had the "no system ...
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Can not boot anymore after a boot repair

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 on my Toshiba satellite z930. Ubuntu is the only OS on this computer (windows 8 was wiped right away). Everything went great, except that the following message ...
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the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present is showing

On a new elementary os installation the swap is not available. I tried all the remedies offered here: What to do about "the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not ...
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How do I setup boot server on Ubuntu to install an OS via LAN from ISO?

Just need some tips or directions, found too much info on the net. Should I have specific packages installed? What changes to what files are needed? I already have Apache2 server on the machine ...
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Cannot boot to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu

The issue is fixed, I had forgotten to change boot mode and boot priority in BIOS to UEFI and UEFI First, and also 'Optimize for' from 'other OS' to 'Win8 64bit' First of all, sorry if this question ...
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Login does not complete

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my Toshiba Satellite 32-bit laptop dual-boot with Windows XP for the past month. I keep having the same problem. I have downloaded the 14.04.2 .iso file ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 14.04 (missing initrd?)

I'm fairly new to Linux. I started by dual booting my Windows 7 laptop with Linux Mint, and then decided to switch to Ubuntu. So I deleted the Mint partitions and rebooted from a live USB. I was able ...
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Dual boot ubuntu-gnome 14.10 and windows 8.0 on sony vaio note [closed]

I had many problems to fix the grub on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.10. In my case, I formatted both Linux and windows, but this can help if you only format your Ubuntu. Go to the BIOS interface, disable ...
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Can Ubuntu 14.04 use encrypted swap without resorting to unofficial hacks?

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, I get this error message during boot the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present and the swap partition is never activated. From ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8 stops working on installation of nvidia drivers

So I've built my own PC, and I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 alongside each other onto a 3 disk RAID5 array. The PC also has a fairly beefy video card (a Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 after perfect install, boots into blank screen

After installing Ubuntuserver 14.04.2 LTS without any errors I tried to boot into my SSD and then I just got to a blank screen with a blinking underscore. There was no input except for "Ctrl + alt + ...
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HP Stream 11 Notebook Booting

I think this is to do with the eMMC drive in the laptop but is there a fix? The laptop takes 2-5 mins to boot. It spits this out regularly and often when you are in tty. mmcb1k0rpmb: error -110 ...
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Disk shown invalid after ubuntu installed with windows 8.1

I have recently installed Ubuntu with windows 8.1. It worked fine but one day it crashed my windows boot-loader. In diskpart section of windows troubleshooter (cmd) my disk is shown invalid and I ...
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boot linux on separate drive from xp (not dual boot)

Please bear with me as I am fairly new to Ubuntu and this may be long-winded. So I have an old PC with BIOS. It came preinstalled with XP on one drive. I installed Windows 7 on a 2nd drive. I have a ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting after trying ubuntu 14 on hp 1000

It all started when I made my harddisk drive bootable and uses C (where my windows 8) was installed to boot ubunt, I used unibootein software for it. It worked fine for me every time on start up I ...
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How can I detect when the boot sequence is complete on headless system

I have a CONF file in /etc/init to configure and start software on my headless machine. When a monitor is attached for development and testing I see that my software starts near the end of the boot ...
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Solved-Install Ubuntu on Yoga 2, first windows 8 install

So, I recently just got a Yoga 2, and found this guide to installing ubuntu on it https://datainfer.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/install-ubuntu-on-ideapad-yoga-2-pro/ My question is, In the guide, it ...
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Tried Ubuntu from stick - did not proceed with install : Now Windows 8 wont load “Operating System Not Found” [closed]

I have an Intel Core i3 Acer Aspire running Windows 8. I used pendrive to create a bootable USB stick (option for persistent storage enabled 4GB off a 15GB usb stick). I hit F2 at boot to enter the ...
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Repair GNU GRUB [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as Dual-Boot with Windows 7 and everything worked superb. Then as I booted my PC GNU Grub rescue popped up and told me, that it couldn't find my SSD. But as I booted into the ...
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Access GPIO pins on pandaboard running ubuntu 12.04

The trouble I'm having is that the error message shows that the kernel does not support gpio. So, what should I do to make the kernel support gpio?
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Windows 8.1 updated and now grub is in boot repair [duplicate]

After i updated my Windows 8.1 partition and rebooted into Grub2 it put me straight into grub repair. How could i fix this because it is very annoying
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Boot in UEFI mode

I have ubuntu 14.10 installed on a pendrive in legacy mode. I can use it to boot my desktop and tablet in legacy mode, but not UEFI. Is there any way to make it bootable in UEFI mode? For example, ...
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How does Upstart knows if linux system processes started?

According to the Upstart cookbook, the upstart script initctl sends a notification to all interested parties (either jobs or other events). My question is quite specific: how do jobs like d-bus, ...
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Black screen and restart after grub menu

So looks like this question gets asked a lot, but it is after ubuntu is installed it seems. I haven't messed with a Linux distro in awhile, but I am sure I am doing it right. I have tried installing ...
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Bootchart and how to optimize boot time

I have spent some time researching how to decrease my boot time. I made several changes to my grub boot parameters. However I could really use some help to understanding what else I could do. I spent ...
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The disk drive for‭ ‬/media/My_Passport is not ready yet or not present

I have a dual boot with Mint MATE and Xubuntu on ONE hard drive.‭ ‬I NOW have a problem when booting into Xubuntu with a notice of the following: The disk drive for‭ ‬/media/My_Passport is not ready ...
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Mac: Installer Won't Boot (CD/DVD/USB)

I hope someone can help. I've been trying for weeks to install Lubuntu to my 2006 iMac 5,2 Intel Core Duo. I've gone through a stack of CDs and DVD, as well as a thumb drive trying to find the right ...
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Grub Customizer not changing anything

I've changed the order and removed a couple entries in the Grub menu. I hit save, and it goes through saving without an issue, and when I run update-grub, it's output matches my changes (ie. found ...
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Update grub to remove old installations of Windows and Linux?

I know you are gonna say this question is already asked but all i could find in searching is answers on how to update grub to remove old kernels and/or installations of linux. My question is a bit ...
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after apt-get dist-upgrade ODROID C1 can't boot up [closed]

I have a ODROID C1 using my personal server, and I did apt-get dist-upgrade and after reboot, it can't boot up. It is a non-official image; It doesn't contain GRUB bootloader and I can't boot up as ...
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Error on boot after repair disk

My computer running ubuntu 14.04Lts had no problems until it wouldn't start anymore due to an error. I applied the ubuntu repair disk and it would boot again though it gives these errors every boot. ...
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What is the changes to be made in the BIOS settings to show OS options before booting?

In my laptop I have installed two operating System(OS) Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu in different partitions. When I switch on my lap it was not showing any options for choosing OS, automatically windows ...
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fix error: no such partition. grub rescue WITHOUT cd drive

I'm trying to completely remove UBuntu from my Asus Eee PC 1015PEM because I'm giving it to a relative. I thought it would be as simple as deleting the partition it was stored on using Windows Disk ...
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How to install ubuntu on a chromebook without developer mode? Or enter developer mode without wiping system information (wifi)?

In advance i'd like to thank you for your help. First off, I have installed Ubuntu (Linux) on my chromebook but the problem is it wipes the data and I need the wifi to stay and not forget the network ...
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Dual Booting 2x Linux Distros - LVM Confusion

I currently have Lubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) installed w/LVM. I'm trying to install another Lubuntu 14.04 (32-bit). It's an HTPC and there are some retro gaming emulators that will only run on 32-bit. ...
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Stopping early crypto disks

Im trying to duel-boot my Compaq Presario CQ56 with Ubuntu. When I click the install button, the install program stops at "Stopping early crypto disks" and ejects the CD. Then it just hangs there.
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dead keyboard on Ubuntu boot

I unplugged the mouse and keyboard to relocate PC in-order to attach it to a Toshiba wall mounted monitor. After setting up the system on that monitor I then proceeded to start up the system ...
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Triple Boot Yosemite Bootcamp Ubunutu 14.04.2 Blank Screen

Installed Ubuntu to MacBook 2009 running Yosemite and using rEFInd. I managed to get Ubuntu to boot successfully once, straight after install. However, after a few minutes it locks up. Upon reboot, I ...
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cant boot after opening 2nd partition on hard drive

have ubuntu 14 and opened another partition on hard drive, i checked the box making this partition boot able and restarted computer, now can't get computer to boot any ideas how to fix? have tried ...