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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Cannot dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along with Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Got a brand new Lenovo G 510 laptop with the following specs:- aled i5-4200m , 8 GB RAM ,1 TB HDD, 2 GB AMD-RADEON GRAPHICS CARD with Windows 8.1. I installed Ubuntu 14.04, alloting around 150 GB, ...
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ubuntu 14.04 boot from san

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on iscsi target and after reboot i get grub rescue prombt after error Boot sector id not valid error: no such device : c098787-4839-34bh-3d4f-b3eef9i3j9f any advice ?
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Ubuntu 12.04 - repeated booting problems

I have been having problems with my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation (dual boot with Windows 7). Whenever I install some update OR if the machine is stuck & I try to do a hard reboot, the OS never ...
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system hangs on /etc/fstab after forceful restart

I have to following fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2000896 3999743 999424 83 Linux /dev/sda2 * 4194304 5242879 ...
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How do I remove AMD driver of an unbootable system?

I installed AMD's proprietary driver via "software & Updates", and now it hangs shortly after booting using GRUB. I'd like to uninstall the AMD driver, but I can't even boot far enough to switch ...
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Xubuntu flash drive won't boot [duplicate]

Hi I have tried download Xubuntu linux off of a live flash drive and have not been able to do it. I used unetbootin to make my live flash drive. I have a 2GB Memorex 0058 Travel Drive. I have a ...
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Gateway Laptop Won't Boot From USB Drive

Well it kinda boots, but right when it should reach the screen to ask to install or try, I only get a black screen. I tried to put a HDD with Ubuntu on it in my laptop, it boots fine until it reaches ...
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Ubuntu Server with ubuntu desktop does not have boot record, but it did when it was just basic server

The title says it all. I started by installing "server" with the ubuntu desktop package, and when it finished and rebooted: nothing. It completed full installation, rebooted, and there was no boot ...
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Gave up waiting for root device 14.04

There are a lot of answers and tutorials how to fix this but I was not able to apply any of the solutions in my case. Here is my situation: I have perfectly working Ubuntu 12.04 I have installed ...
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My desktop has pear os. I want to install Lubuntu from USB instea

My PC has Pear OS installed and I would like to install Lubuntu instead. I cannot boot from the USB stick (on which Lubuntu is installed). Any suggestions as to how to boot from the USB gratefully ...
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dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does not exist

I have been using 12.04 for 6 months but i am quite new at linux. I have been getting "dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does not exist !! Dropping a bombshell" error while booting for linux. I tried a few ...
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grub install fails on drive encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption [closed]

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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Boot to tty2 on start

On Ubuntu 12.04 I had a server with no GDM. I want to boot to tty2 on start up. What would I put into rc.local? Note* I do not have grub tty1: start on stopped rc RUNLEVEL=[2345] and ( ...
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boot up problem (14.04 + GRUB + Swap + Nvidia) - with pictures

When I start my laptop, it takes as much as 7 tries to get past the place where the swap gets mounted; if anyone is looking over my shoulder then it becomes 15 tries! My laptop is a lenovo W520 with ...
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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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No hard drive detected Lubuntu 12.04?

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 12.04 on this old computer I got from someone because they're planning on using it for college but it's old as holy flip. It's a Dell Latitude X300 with a Pentium M ...
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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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“Unable to find a medium containing a live file system” error while installing from Iso [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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Stable 14.04 system suddenly will not boot - processes terminated with status 6 [closed]

My laptop was running just fine, but tonight, it ran out of battery and wouldn't start up again afterwards. It's encrypted It can boot from a USB stick and the drive passes an e2fsck -f (after ...
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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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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Black Screen after boot (14.04 x64) [closed]

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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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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“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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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am a complete Linux noob. I burned the latest Ubuntu ISO to a DVD and tried to install it from the disk. My original intention was to install it alongside my Windows, but somehow I ended up creating ...
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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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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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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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init: failsafe main process (x) killed by TERM signal [closed]

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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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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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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How to schedule an irregular backup script requiring user confirmation

I have a backup script which requires user interaction. I would like to schedule it to run, say, once a week. The constraints are that (1) the computer boots straight into Gnome and is turned off ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS does not load when on turn the PC on

I installed Ubuntu for the first time on my PC and I intend to use it as the main operating system. But after the installation finished, Ubuntu only starts by pressing f12 at boot time and then ...