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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Lubuntu 14.04.1 two minute boot delay - why?

I am using a stock install of Lubuntu 14.04.1 32bit with not much else done other than adding some packages I like (R, Octave, etc), installation of the rt2800usb module to get my wifi adapter ...
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Boot issues on Inspiron M5010 when installing 64 bit Ububtu 14.04. Help!

This is my first time using Ubuntu. I bought a wiped computer from ebay and I'm just trying to install Ubuntu OS. I downloaded the software, formatted my USB to Fat 32. I used UUI and Yumi both to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow boots with way too much disk access [on hold]

I have an Intel dual-core 3GHz, 8 MB RAM DDR3, 1-1 drive, 1-120 running Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booting to WinXP as needed. My problem is at Ubuntu boot-up,the boot stalls while waiting for hard drive to ...
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Ubuntu Splash Screen Background

I am not new to Ubuntu or anything, but I am just wanting to dabble a little deeper into Ubuntu's Inner workings. I was wondering if somebody could tell me how I can set a picture as Ubuntu's Splash ...
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unable to boot win7 after installing ubuntu

hello i am new to Ubuntu and Linux too, Recently i replaced Ubuntu with win7 after that when i tried to install win back for using both OS i got a problem. its not installing win7 or other versions of ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0 problem

I have windows 8.1 pre-installed.Then I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 Firstly in grub,windows 8 was not shown.Then I have updated GRUB and it shows the windows 8 but whenever I try to launch it.It gives ...
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how to make my 32-bit kernel 64-bit

so I recently bought a laptop, so that means all my hardware is 64-bit and when I decided to switch over to ubuntu, I made sure that it is a 64-bit operating system. But when I try to run programs ...
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Strange problem with Ubuntu booting [duplicate]

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. And I have some difficulties with it. USB-devices not always turn on as the computer loads. When I start my computer, my USB-devices (mouse and external disk ...
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Installing Windows 7 to usb that is bootable PLEASE HELP! [duplicate]

I have a Asus NoteBook with no DvD drive I want to install Windows 7(I currently have Ubuntu so im asking how to do it on Ubuntu) onto my 32 Gb USB WinUSB isn't working Neither is UnetBootIn Or all ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB? Please Help!

I have a Asus NoteBook (Refurbished no DvD Drive) and I recently installed Windows Technical Preview (Windows 10) to test it out. After 3 weeks of having it installed I wanted Windows 7 on my laptop ...
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Running service spacenavd start not same as /etc/init.d/spacenavd start

I have an application which makes use of a 3dconnexion space mouse. It works fine when using the spacenavd daemon however I'm having issues getting the daemon to run at boot or as a service. $ sudo ...
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Black Screen with cursor - Booting from HardDisk & LiveCD

I've formatted my PC and installed Windows 8 & Ubuntu 14.04. I've been working like 1 week with the computer with both OS without any problem My motherboard is Asus M2N32 Suddenly, one day the ...
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Reallocate partition space from /boot to /

This is how my harddisk is partitioned currently. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 386G 361G 5.9G 99% / none 4.1k 0 4.1k 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev ...
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USB copy of 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot Thinkpad r50e in Try option

I have Ubuntu 14.04 loaded onto USB drive. {update - ubuntu loaded onto USB using pendrivelinux using a different PC} On startup I can select the USB drive for boot, get the Ubuntu menu, choose "try ...
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No grub after switching to “boot in secure mode” (Windows8) after Ubuntu being installed

I installed successfully Lubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows8. Being tired of seeing "Booting in insecure mode..." as the PC turned on, I enabled again "boot in secure mode" from Win. As a result the Grub ...
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Mac Mini late 2012 14.10 Server won't boot after install

I have installed (and reinstalled multiple times) Ubuntu Server 14.10 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (late 2012). The install media is a USB drive. The computer is connected to the internet through ethernet ...
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Unable to recover Ubuntu with boot repair disk: No boot loader is installed in the MBR [closed]

My machine running Ubuntu 14 randomly stopped working. I'm unable to boot. I tried using the boot repair disk, but to no avail. Here's the output of the boot repair attempt: ...
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Is there an alternative to using “sleep 1” in Upstart pre-start script? [closed]

I am running a rails app on Ubuntu 12.04 I was having difficulty getting the service to start on boot. The only thing that solved this issue was to add a "sleep 1" to my pre-start script. I am ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 8.1 after “Trying Ubuntu” from a USB stick

I'm a student who wants to get his feet wet in Linux so I thought I would try Ubuntu. I downloaded the 14.04.1 LTS from the Ubuntu site and created a USB stick with it. I also disabled fast boot in ...
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/tmp issue while booting and I/O errors in file transferring [duplicate]

Everytime I boot I get that "/tmp is not ready yet or not present". After trying various options I chose to ignore everytime and everything seemed to be alright. I checked other questions but they ...
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sudo reboot… but do it from another partition

Is there a way to reboot indicating at the same time a partition from where to boot? As if I were in /dev/sda1 and I wanted to reboot from /dev/sda2 saying "sudo reboot /dev/sda2". I suppose this ...
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Blank screen on boot. Restart takes to grub2

So, my 14.04 system is running normally, but I have had an issue. Today, I started up my laptop, and got only a blank screen. I left it, thought that plymouth animation isn't showing for some reason, ...
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Unable to boot windows8 after instaled ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode [closed]

last week i purchase a new laptop in which windows8 is pre-installed. now i want to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8 [following these instruction][Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 ...
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Can't view files in sd3

I was recently using windows 8.1 on my Lenovo g400s laptop before I single booted it to use Ubuntu 14.04. How can I access my Hard disk. I have tried to mount sd3 but it hasn't succeeded. Please ...
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failed to boot the device after update

On of my laptop run mint based on Ubuntu having problems after updating the kernel and some level 3,4 update the error here is For your info I updated the kernel first then restarted everything ...
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Load problem after update

I have two computers: a notebook and desktop. Both had 14.04 as a system. First I upgraded the system on notebook using instructions for desktop systems. I didn't have any problems, so I tried to ...
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Drive missing issues when INSTALLING WINDOWS from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Hello i recently installed windows 8.1, i had windows 7 installed, but one of the updates from windows 8.1 corrupted my system and it was UN-fixable so i decided to format my hard drive and start from ...
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Dual-boot not working

I have installed Ubuntu in my notebook, used it by the first time for a few hours and then turned off the computer. But when I turned it on again, my Windows loaded automatically. In the System Setup, ...
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How would I removed grub2 from my bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my external hard drive but I accidentally left my computer's main drive mounted and for some reason grub was put on my bootloader. Anyone know how I can remove it from my ...
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Accidentaly deleted initrd and vmlinuz

Yesterday I suddenly deleted initrd and vmlinuz files in boot folder. Now I can't get in my Debian system, because GRUB can't find vmlinuz and initrd. I tried to generate new initrd image but I can't ...
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14.10 only boots to UEFI Interactive shell

Hello I am very new to Ubuntu and am testing it out on a VirtualBox VM.. It installed fine, I was even able to install Guest Additions and a few apps before shutting it down for the day. Now when I ...
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Xen 4.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 dom0 “Gave up waiting for root device”

I've failed to get any response from users on the Linux Mint forums, however, Mint being an Ubuntu egg, I thought I'd try here. I attempted to install Xen hypervisor 4.4 on a clean install of Linux ...
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Cannot boot Windows 7 after install Ubuntu 14.04

Of course, I know my question is very similar, but I tried some ways and it didn't work. Here is my problem: I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 7 Ultimate. When at choosing partition for ...
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Cannot install any Linux on newly built computer. Splash screen>flash of desktop>only mouse on screen

hopefully this is a noobish question that can easily be solved because it has given me quite a headache. I recently upgraded my machine, before I outline my problems here are the specs. Intel(R) ...
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Persistent live USB Ubuntu 14 not working

Used Fedora Live USB creator 3.12 to create a live USB of Ubuntu 14 (latest 64 bit build) I can successfully boot the USB on my Surface Pro 3 but I cannot get the persistence to work. It is not an ...
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Creating USB boot disc for ubuntu

I am using Mac OS X 10.9 and am trying to create a boot usb of ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64.iso. I have tried Unetbootin, but the installation halts at step 2 file 254. I have verified the md5 is ...
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Ubuntu boot problem at start black screen white cursor

I recently swapped hard drives on my HP computer and when I swapped back to my Ubuntu one I get just a blinking cursor on boot.
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ubuntu 12.4 server is stuck on blank screen after grub [duplicate]

server 12.4 64 bit installed with raid and lvm ubuntu 12.4 server is stuck on blank screen after grub. and in grub recovery server given below error system wait for the right device ? missing ...
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bootable usb for osx?

I'm trying to reinstall osx on my mac that has crashed. Obviously because it has crashed I can't create the bootable usb with osx on osx itself (that is run the createinstallmedia command). So my ...
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grub menu display “setparams…” content for any key

I have searched for many topic but none of them similar like my case (I think)! I have and ga-h81m-s2pv board with a SSD drive, USB keyboard/mouse. I change boot and storage BIOS setting to ...
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Debian boot partition full: How can I free space? [on hold]

I would like to gain space on boot partition removing old/unused kernel. Results of command dpkg -l linux-image-* | grep ^ii are as following: ii linux-image-3.2.0 3.2.54-2 amd64 Linux 3.2 ...
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MAAS PXE Boot problem

I have an unordinary problem here, 1. I have my MAAS Server running on a hardware with ubuntu 14.04 server distro 2. pxe boot options are active in every other machines. 3. when trying to boot from ...
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Snapshot Boot - Ubuntu

I am trying to implement snapshot boot in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I know that writing disk to /sys/power/state will put my system in hibernation. Next time, when I boot, it restores from that point. I want ...
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Grub2 and UEFI, ASUS Zenbook

I just bought a new laptop "Asus Zenbook UX32L". I had Windows8 preinstalled. But I needed Ubuntu. So I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I totally cleared my HDD and I just clicked Install Ubuntu. ...
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Cannot switch between windows 8 and ubuntu OS

I have been using windows 8.1 OS previously, but due to some work I had to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows. The installation was successful but now when I start my computer it automatically ...
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Cannot uninstall Ubuntu… boot problems

I've been trying to remove Ubuntu from a laptop (separate issue), but I've not been able... any suggestions will be appreciated. Here some details: Dell Inspiron laptop, 32 bit, no UEFI secure boot ...
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Mounting Extended Partition of crashed drive

My boot sector crashed. (Why is a different question.) I installed a new drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I left the old drive in the machine so I could port files over (that was the ...
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“gave up waiting for root device” problem?

Ubuntu told me that I should reboot the system after installing updates. After the pc restarts, it gave a black screen It said : Gave up waiting for root device. Common problem : - Boot args (cat ...
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How to replace Windows 8 with Ubuntu on an Acer ES1-711 laptop?

I want to know how to disable the secure boot sequence to allow Ubuntu or Linux Mint to replace Windows 8 completely on my Acer 64 bit laptop.
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Power outage during upgrade but it's a combination of issues [closed]

Edit: ended up having issues with pen drive and that was where the issue in question was coming from. But ubuntu and windows have more or less eaten each other for convoluted reasons. Thank you all ...