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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Triple booting with Win8 and Ubuntu 13.10 already dual booted [duplicate]

How can I triple boot? I've already dual booted Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 13.10 but I can't find any tutorials on how to install Mac OSX after that. I could only find tutorials that work in a ...
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Can't boot win7 after installing ubuntu 12.04 how can i restore my win7?

I use flash disk to install my ubuntu 12.04 under win7 system, however i made a stupid mistake when I later know that I cant choose install ubuntu alongside with win7 (should choose advanced mode), ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Can only boot to terminal [closed]

On boot up my computer will only boot up in the terminal. When I type sudo startx, the screen becomes blank and never loads up. I have a radeon HD card not sure the exact number and I am using the ...
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Grub Triple Boot Windows 7, Debian, Xubuntu

I am trying to "triple boot" with windows 7, debian, and xubuntu 13.10. I am having trouble getting xubuntu 13.10 to show up in the Grub menu, right now only windows and debian show up. I installed ...
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grub rescue unknown filesystem error due to deletion of partition [duplicate]

I had windows 7 and ubuntu on my system. I decided to remove ubuntu partition so I deleted it from windows device manager and formatted and renamed that partition. Now whenever I start my system it ...
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/etc/sysctl.conf doesn't persist after reboot

In a mission to reduce frequent memory flushes to filesystem, I added the following two lines to /etc/syctl.conf. vm.dirty_background_ratio = 50 vm.dirty_ratio = 80 I then ran, sudo sysctl -p and ...
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Cannot boot Linux from USB stick [closed]

Thank you in advance, I am new to Linux and am trying to replace XP with Linux, but I have a problem do not see answered anywhere. I want to boot Linux from a USB stick I bought a new SanDisk ...
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MythBuntu no boot [duplicate]

new Linux guy here. Bit of background before my problem: I've been following Linux for years, just never took the time to learn and try it. I am old enough that have used 3.1, 98, XP, and now 7 on ...
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Why is the default boot partition so small with whole disk encryption option?

The boot partition, set up automatically by the Ubuntu installer, is only ~230MB. This is the case on two different clean installs I have performed on different machines. Both used the full disk ...
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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 on master hdd with windows 7 on slave

Hi folks I recently made the switch over completely to ubuntu 12.04 since this version has the long term support, I would like to stress first of all I am tech savvy however I am a complete noob with ...
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Not able to boot ubuntu after windows drive format

I formatted one of the partitions of my Windows 8 drive after which my Ubuntu is not booting. I am using a dual boot system with Ubuntu 12.04 release. On booting, grub menu is displayed properly. ...
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Problem with boot after Ubuntu touch

I wanted to try out Ubuntu Touch so I downloaded and installed on my laptop. Now Ubuntu won't boot! Please help. The screen shows: Couldn't find data partition. Spawning adbd ...
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ISO not bootable? [duplicate]

I burnt the ISO linux image file to my CD to install it on my laptop, but my laptop says my CD is not bootable ! How can I fix this ?
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Ubuntu 12.10 crashes during start up [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 without any problems but it started recently to crash during start up or login. I ran Memtest and everything seems fine. The crash screen is something like: Any ...
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Strange screen after booting into Ubuntu and before the splash screen

Every time I boot into my Ubuntu OS (Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit), before appearing the splash screen, an strange screen is displayed. The behavior of the strange screen is automatically typing something like ...
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Problem on startup on Asus eeepc 900 with Kingspec SSD

I have an Asus eee-pc 900 with 16gb 1.8inch SSD drive. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it which works normally but because the performance of the internal SSD disk is very poor I decided to buy a ...
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Why sometimes Grub Menu is shown when starting ubuntu server?

I have installed Ubuntu server 12.04 on my device. When I was testing it, I turned on the device and Ubuntu was loaded automatically. However, when I moved the device to the workplace and turned it ...
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Windows is not load from GRUB

So I installed ubuntu. And a little time it continues - i could to load windows from grub, and all was right. But something happened and now when I choose Windows 7 x64 on my grub list It says that ...
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installation issue: GNU GRUB VERSION 1.99-21ubuntu3.1

I have a problem at installing Ubuntu 13.04. When i boot the laptop, a new Acer Aspire V5-123-3659, it says: GNU GRUB VERSION 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 Minimal BASH- like line editing supported. for the ...
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No unused kernels in /boot but still 100% full

My /boot partition is "full" but actually only the used kernel is inside. I found similar questions and I followed the instructions for unused kernels removal. I am using 3.2.0-58-generic-pae and I've ...
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Boot into Windows 7 from Ubuntu

How to boot into Windows 7 (or other OS) without having to select it from the GRUB menu? Note that I am not trying to switch the order in the menu, I'm looking for a way in Ubuntu to temorarily do ...
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Ubuntu not loading after system crash

I am new ubuntu user. with my ubuntu 13.10 64 bit installed Intel based system every thing goes well but today due to system crash it's not reboot properly. It just shows purple screen. I tried to ...
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Ubuntu boots and hangs on black loading screen (paste code provided)

I have researched several other solutions and tried many of them. I recently just tried boot-repair which helped me get past the 'first' black screen. Now, I am currently stuck at the 'second' black ...
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Ubuntu will not boot after trying to install Windows 8

I am running the last version of Ubuntu. I was trying to install Windows 8 to do a dual boot with Ubuntu. The only disk I had was a Windows 8 recovery disk. The disk ran for a while, then the message: ...
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accidentally deleted partitions [closed]

I am having some trouble with my laptop. I had win 7 64 bit preinstalled on laptop and recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was trying to find what could be the worst case for my laptop..I opened ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu error prevents it from loading

So I have this laptop that I bought for $900, it was a Window 8. I had it for only about 4 months and it crashed (I should of expected this from a Windows), so I took the useless hard drive out and ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init

After installing an update I restarted my computer. Ubuntu failed to boot, so I used boot-repair to try to fix it. After running boot-repair grub2 was removed and the Ubuntu os was no longer detected ...
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How can I get a file before logging to any OS?

This is my problem: "no such device". I have been trying and searching all day with no success. I have the ubuntu.iso file somewhere on my internal hard disk. Is there any way I can get it and copy ...
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Gave up waiting for root device

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 but cannot fully boot. Here is my error message: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the ...
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Windows no longer boots after unsuccessful Ubuntu installation

I had win7 on my PC, I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10, installation was unsuccessful, I lost access to my windows 7, Ubuntu works only in recovery mode, my partitions are gone, and I can not go back to ...
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failed login to ubuntu 12.04.4

I can't log into Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my laptop, it goes into (ash) without finding the root directory. I tried to log in with ctrl+alt+F6 but get a blank screen. I have a Ubuntu 12,04.3 disk but am not ...
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How do I install Ubuntu Studio from a USB Flash Drive?

So I have the standard Ubuntu 13.10, and I wanted to install Ubuntu studio. The only way I can do that is through a Flash drive, so I downloaded the newest version of Ubuntu studio, and used ...
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Install Ubuntu on Second Internal Drive fully seperate from Windows

Let's say I have Drive C:, and Drive D:. Drive C: has Windows 7 on it, and Drive D: is currently completely empty. I would like to install Ubuntu on Drive D: without adding a bootloader/GRUB to the ...
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Loading/Running Customized Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS i386 in RAM [closed]

I have customized my Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS i386 with Ubuntu Builder and made all necessary changes and got the ISO to be reduced by 200MB. The customized version is doing good on all the PCs, ...
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Can't boot up ubuntu anymore after installing mesa-utils package

So my laptop fan was being loud and I tried to fix it by installing mesa-utils: sudo apt-get install mesa-utils mesa-utils-extra In the installation it told me that some packages will be ...
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No GRUB menu After Installing Ubuntu 12.04

I was trying to dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu. After the successful installation, when computer restarts then Windows start directly without giving me any option. I then used this application to ...
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Using Ubuntu 13.10 aside Windows 8 fast boot

I've been looking around for mounting ntfs partition on Ubuntu with Windows 8 dual boot. I've found that the Fast Boot feature on W8 makes impossible to mount any ntfs in the same system. So, my ...
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14.04 will not boot [duplicate]

installed 14.04 final beta, installed fine. On boot startscreen where you can choose comes up, after clicking on ubuntu screen turns purple with no activity, going to advanced options gives me a black ...
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How do I permanently install rEFInd onto my mac from Ubuntu (without using mac os)

I deleted my mac os and I had trouble getting my mac to recognize the Ubuntu installer when i pressed the alt key on boot. I had to re-install mac os install refind and then install Ubuntu again when ...
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How can you read that messages that are shown during boot before X starts?

I edited in my /etc/default/grub, the following line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=quiet After that, sudo update-grub, and it now shows me the messages during boot. but how can I read that messages ...
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is there a quick way to get back to windows7?

Is there a quick way to get back to windows7 when I find that ubuntu has loaded without my (knowing) prompting? I use windows 7 but every now and then I find that Ubuntu has loaded, I then have to ...
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blank screen on boot with hdmi tv

I just bought a new notebook HP COMPAQ CQ58-D69SG NOTEBOOK 15.6 (details below). and installed ubuntu 12.04 when i connect it to my tv with HDMI when it is already booted the screen apears, and seems ...
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cant get past the try or install screen

I get to the try or install screen then all goes black. Here are some images hope this helps. I dont know if I took the right pics but hope this helps. I am using an hp touchsmart ...
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Unable to boot up due to driver issues

I've been having an issue booting up for a while. When I turn on my computer, I get this and I cant really do anything beyond that. I've tried reinstalling Ubuntu and and that worked but after ...
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the dual boot is not working. ubuntu installed but startup is with win7 only [duplicate]

I have a win 7 laptop. Today I installed ubuntu 12.04 on it.. after installation, it asked for restarting the PC. I clicked on "restart". after that there should have been a dual boot option or option ...
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graphics initialization failed on boot from USB stick

Loaded 12.04 32bit version onto USB stick and booted onto from my Toshiba NB306 with an Atom processor and 2 GB RAM. Got the message: graphics initialization failed Error setting up gfxboot boot: _ ...
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Live USB Stuck at Syslinux

Whenever I try and boot up any distro I get stuck at the syslinux line with a blinking cursor. I know this question has been asked many times before but every answer I found is from years ago, which ...
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No Partitions Recognized by Ubuntu in Trial Mode

I recently tried to dual boot my Laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I disabled the Fast Startup option in Windows 8 and Secure Boot was also Turned Off as my Model doesn't support UEFI. Now I inserted ...
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Windows 8 / Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot - how to make Grub by default to manage it [duplicate]

good afternoon every. as it's said in the title, I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop (EFI) and it boots automatically on Windows 8. To boot on Ubuntu, I have to change the boot order with the F9 ...