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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Restore disk partitions

I was working on my freshly installed Ubuntu for a few days straight and suddenly it suddenly froze. After restarting I got a few of these errors: mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: no such ...
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Ubuntu not booting properly after update - black screen with cursor

I was using Quantal when I first installed Ubuntu around March/April 2013, but I was too lazy to update it until recently. After upgrading (Utopic), Ubuntu would not start properly. I got the ...
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Boot-repair (Or ubuntu grub) somehow stopped bios setup

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 since it launched. All of functioning of bios and grub where running properly. One day I used boot-repair for some reason. After few days I noticed that Bios set-up doesn’t ...
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Help initiating [duplicate]

Hello i am trying to install ubuntu on a wiped computer. My computer had windows 7 before i tried to recover it. The recovery process failed and left me with a wiped computer. Not completely formatted ...
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Unable to mount and boot windows 7 [closed]

I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint 16, and get this error when attempting to mount my Windows partition: Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/bugsy/Windows: Command-line mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Grub Rescue No Windows Repair Disk Plz Help [duplicate]

I Thought that deleting the partition with Ubuntu on it, it would uninstall it I know now that it doesn't. But now I cant open windows because all I get when I boot is the grub rescue screen I don't ...
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problems with black screen

I have a problem with my asus x551ma. I get all the time a black screen of death. Also with ubuntu 14.04 i get a kernel panic, so i have to resort to ubuntu utopic unicorn. My problem is that i ...
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14.04 freezes after splash | Immediately after installing updates

Laptop is a Dell XPS 14 (L421x). i7 3517u with Nvidia GT630m, 14.04 LTS. I am using Intel graphics drivers for Linux, I don't remember if I used Nvidia drivers or not. Got prompted for updates last ...
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Boot-repair in Win8.1/Ubuntu not working (Load windows with no GRUB)

I just installed Ubuntu as secondary OS. I can chose Ubuntu from the restart (shift key pressed) on Windows and boot to Ubuntu, but if I choose just restart the GRUB doesn't appear. I did the ...
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While booting ubuntu 14.04, Starting cmain().., then stoped at grub4dos

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 with window's bootloader as primary (using EasyBCD) and it was working fine for HP Pavilion DV4. But after installing Ubuntu 14.04 through pop-up Update ...
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Does the Ubuntu kernel have EFI stub loader boot support?

This question is regarding efistub booting. I would like load the stock pre-compiled Ubuntu kernel directly from UEFI firmware its boot menu, using efiboogmgr. Since which Ubuntu version can this ...
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When booting trusty it says: “[drm:intel_db_start_link_train] *ERROR* too many full retries, give up”

On my Lenovo Thinkpad S531 the newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 states "[drm:intel_db_start_link_train] ERROR too many full retries, give up" while booting. The system, however, seems to work fine. Is ...
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14.04 - Replaced drive in Software RAID 1 - How to make bootable?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 x64 server with 2 500GB drives (sda and sdb) in a software RAID 1. I just had to replace sdb. Adding it back to the array with mdadm and resyncing was a snap. The problem I'm ...
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Elementary os BIOS entry still there, after installing and deleting eOS Fraya beta

Ok, so I wanted to test elementary os Freya beta for a couple of days. Since I have SSD, I wanted to test it on it, not a live USB(slower). So I resized my Ubuntu partition, created a new one, and ...
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CUPS stopped at boot after customize squashfs

I try to customize Lubuntu 14.04. I follow the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization. I only do the basic step from preparation until change root, then cleanup until ...
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system wont re boot

have installed Ubuntu twice on two different commuters and on blank hard drives system said it was installed but when you go and re boot from hard drive it will not start on reboot on system wants to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation on Fujitsu Siemens Notebook - Operating System not found

I had windows vista installed on my laptop and installed ubuntu 12.04 next to it, everything worked, then i installed ubuntu 13.10 and it worked. A few weeks ago i wanted to install 14.04 alone on the ...
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Triple-boot Ubuntu Question

I am a new user to Ubuntu and Linux overall, and wanted to install Ubuntu on my older pc. But I wanted to ask how to do it since I have a specific partition setup on it. So as of now, I have dual-boot ...
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Switching between Ubuntu and Windows does not work. Windows won't mound and I am stuck in Ubuntu. I have an Asus UEFI BIOS. Help [duplicate]

In order to switch to Microsoft Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu I would go into my BIOS and click F8 to get to a menu where I can pick what to boot from. I clicked on my hard drive(were I have both Ubuntu and ...
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Using ubuntu-device-flash on a Nexus N7 only installs the rescue system

Following this developer.ubuntu.com guide I flashed my Nexus 7 via # ubuntu-device-flash --channel=trusty --bootstrap, got this [1] output, but after rebooting the following from the Install Ubuntu ...
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What is the difference between boot loader and bootstrap loader?

how boot loader is different from bootstrap loader. According to me bootstrap loaders are stored in ROM and boot loaders are in hard disk in MBR (please correct me if I am wrong). bootstrap loader is ...
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Can't swich between Ubuntu and Microsoft and am stuck in Ubuntu. Please help! [duplicate]

In order to switch to Microsoft Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu I would go into my BIOS and click F8 to get to a menu where I can pick what to boot from. I clicked on my hard drive(were I have both Ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu login does not appear

I have Ubuntu on my PC installed and also windows. Every OS is on another Partition of my HDD - I worked like this the last few months and everything was fine. An hour ago I was on Linux, then ...
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USB flash drive mysterious label

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used my USB drive to install Kali Linux to another computer. After that, every time I format that drive using gParted with no label, instead of showing something like ...
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Execute single program on boot, no menus [duplicate]

I'm trying to something like a kiosk. So, I'm creating a custom install of Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 using Ubuntu-Builder, and I'm simply trying to have a program start up right on boot. I do not want the ...
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bootable system

I downloaded the Ubuntu OS on my Toshiba using a CD and USB drives but the Ubuntu main screen shuts down halfway through the process. I think my main hard disk is damaged but not sure how to tell. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting problem with several errors

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.01 and suddenly yesterday when I want to open my OS as usually first it came up with grub-rescue error. I restarted my Laptop after five minutes and this time it was given me ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 with grub4dos (RMPrepUSB)

After downloading the Ubuntu 14.04, I need run/install it from a bootable Flash drive. I have a bootable pendrive, with grub4dos, and I was looking for someone who had posted the command to run / ...
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How Do I Create A Bootable Windows USB? [duplicate]

I recently used Gparted to resize my partition, so I have 200GB of unallocated space that I want to install Windows 7 to. The problem is, my computer won't let me boot from USB. It let me boot ...
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Computer doesn't recognize hard drive for booting windows 8

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my computer today to dual boot with Windows 8.1. I created a 10 gigabyte partition for Ubuntu and then tried to install it. During the installation process, I ...
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Installing Ubuntu OS onto a self built computer that has no OS on it [duplicate]

I want to build a computer and install Ubuntu on it. How would I make a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu on it? The computer will have no OS on it so how do I make the computer boot the USB and install ...
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Ubuntu boots slowly

I have noticed that my laptop is booting more slowly recently. I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I think that it has something to do with cleaning /tmp directory because it stops for a while at stopping log ...
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Can I Use Boot-Repair To Wipe My Computer?

I'm trying desperately to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 and replace it with Windows 7, but I'm encountering serious issues. See this thread: Trouble installing Windows 7 via USB TL;DR I have a Windows 7 ISO ...
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Does using ubuntu bootable usb leave trace/scope for recovery software?

I am currently using windows 8 on my laptop in order to remove personal information from laptop. I used usb bootable drive of ubuntu to cut/copy paste my data to external hdd. By adopting this will it ...
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64 Bit Xubuntu on Full Software Raid 0 Using Mini.Iso

What I am asking is doable but the thing is I forgot how to do it since the last time I did. I recently upgraded my Ram to 8Gb from 2Gb. I am using an Asus Maximus Extreme with an intel core 2 duo ...
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problem before getting to the login screen

This is the problem: I was trying to get rid off the cairo-dock desktop option (when you have the login screen and click on the ubuntu symbol and then you have the option to choose what kind of ...
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Xubuntu/Windows 7 Dual Boot - Video Issue

I recently wiped the hard drive of my Toshiba Satellite E45T-A4200 to remove the pre-installed Windows 8. Next, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 via flash drive, and upon completion I was able to ...
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In the last 2 months I have no boot for second time

Good day, Yesterday I installed the last update. I have Ubuntu 12.04. Shutted down and when I turned on a few hours later I had no Boot. The first time I had no Boot I used Boot-repair with success. ...
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Login Loop after fsck to Fix Not Booting (common fixes not working)

In the last month my Thinkpad X201 running 14.04 hasn't booted multiple times and drops into initramfs. Each time I had to use a live usb and fsck to fix errors, so it would run again. This usually ...
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New Ubuntu Server 14.04 Installation doesn't boot

So I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 into my old PC. I used an external USB flash drive, because I couldn't get the optical drives to work. Installation went fie without problems. However, after ...
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Ubuntu Server Blinking Cursor after Fresh Install

Ubuntu Newbie here, I am installing Ubuntu Server 14 on an SSD on a Lenovo ThinkCentre, and every time I install completely, I receive the dreaded blinking cursor. But, here is the kicker, if I put ...
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Graphics problems on startup

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1. I started Ubuntu successfully maybe three times, then the last time, it stopped responding and I had to restart. Ever since then, I could ...
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Ubuntu Crashed my Windows recovery

I have Windows 8.1 installed Laptop. I wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop. So, Inserted ubuntu bootable pen drive. It initiated a dark red screen like this: and nothing happened for more two ...
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Serious Problem after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 to 13.10 while booting [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu partition from 13.10 to 14.04. After the upgrade I rebooted the system and got the following error message whilst booting: Serious errors were found while checking the ...
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Will BIOS boot mode Ubuntu install be able to boot when firmware “Fast Boot” is “Ultra Fast”?

I have an AsRock mainboard with UEFI BIOS P1.50 02/14/2014. The firmware "Fast Boot" option is set to "Fast", Boot Option #1 is set to "AHCI P4: OCZ-VERT...": this is BIOS not UEFI boot. This boot ...
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How to check partition and boot-sector modification time?

I wonder if there is a way to check the date/time (timestamps) of modifications made to the boot sector and partitions, both manual/automated or due to hard disk crashes?
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I can't find the Ubuntu installer for Windows so that I can dual boot

This question may be very naive and silly, but i was reading up on downloading Ubuntu on my Windows 7 device so that i could dual boot, and use programs on Windows 7, as well as use Ubuntu. This ...
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Boot repair : error occurred

We were trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04 In Dual Boot Mode With Windows 8.1 UEFI in my new HP laptop. The installation of Ubuntu was finished successfully. But when I rebooted (with secure boot ...
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Trouble installing Windows 7 via USB

I've spent the better part of two days trying to solve this problem, and still I'm coming up empty. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on an ASUS laptop. I don't have an optical drive, so I'm ...
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How do I fix the fstype boot issue?

I'm new to Ubuntu (running 14.04) and I need to get back to Windows 8 as soon as possible so I tried using testdisk to at least access my files but when I rebooted I couldn't get past the crypt page. ...