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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MacBook will not boot after Ubuntu Install

I have an old MacBook laying around not doing much, so I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 on it, and dual boot with OSX. From within OSX, I repartitioned the drive, reserving half of the 250gb HDD for ...
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Booting issues and GPU detection issues with 13.04 and 13.10

I tried to update 13.04 to 13.10 on my second hard drive earlier today and it ended up not working at all. I've tried boot-repair and everything to get Ubuntu 13.10 to boot up, but only managed to get ...
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Start wicd before waiting for network configuration

I have a small, usually headless media server at home, and I'm attempting to change its primary network interface from wired ethernet to WiFi. To that end, I installed wicd, which seems to be great ...
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Problem at Installing, Black Screen [duplicate]

Im new to ubuntu, and never have install it in any computer. Could someone help me with this problem. I downloaded Lubuntu 13.10 today and burn the iso to a cd. Now, I want to install it to an old ...
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WIndows XP desktop, CD drive and no USB boot option

I have a Dell 2400 Inspiron system with a CD drive. Lately its become sluggish in operation and I decided to load Kubuntu on it. But I have run into a roadblock. My machine doesn't have the USB flash ...
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Black screen after choosing to Install Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I am very new to Ubuntu. I have only tried it on some of my friend's computers. I decided that I wanted to give it a try to download it. I installed it onto a flash drive and changed the boot order ...
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Nvidia Graphic not allowing boot

Hello and welcome to the toughest question on the internet! Brought to you today by this machine: Toshiba Qosmio x505-q830 core i7 720qm, 4gb DDR3, 320GB HDD, nVidia GTS 250M. I have tried installing ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from CD/DVD or Flash Drive

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP on it. I wanted to boot Ubuntu from a CD/DVD or my flash drive, but I can't boot it from the CD/DVD I created or the flash drive. The CD/DVD will not ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 simulateous monitor problems

I got my Asus X502 laptop dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 and everything is working smoothly. Suddenly after I hibernated Windows and started up the system the Windows side boots fine, but ...
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Can't create Boot disk [duplicate]

I am trying to create boot disk on usb pendrive. When I select desk top it doesn't transfer to creator page. Pen drive is blank. I want replace win 7 with ubuntu.
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Will ubuntu boot if the /boot partition is full?

If the boot partition is 100% full will my system still be able to boot? I ask because I had a system go down and was unable to boot and I'm trying to find the root cause. I'm suspecting its ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB not booting in HP laptop

I am using a HP Pavilion laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop using a LiveUSB, which I created in the conventional way given on the Ubuntu official ...
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Start services only when really required

I use my desktop box as dev "server", so I have installed mysql+apache+whatever. This causes boot to last longer, also memory consumption is high since I have all this services running. Does a ...
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dual booting UEFI laptop with pre-installed windows 8 through GRUB 2 [closed]

I am getting frustrating trying to figure out how to create a windows 7 USB UEFI boot stick on a dell inspirion laptop , so I can install windows 7 alongside windows 8. So I thought why windows ...
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How can I tell what partition is Ubuntu

I am having boot problems. I have launched the Ubuntu Live CD and I can view the contents of my disk partitions. I seems to have other linux installations. How can I tell which one it Ubuntu? (I think ...
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how do i log into my computer using ubuntu [duplicate]

I set up external flash drive to run ubuntu. How do I get it to work and not load windows XP?
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Ubuntu 13.10 no longer boots, stuck at grub boot prompt (sdb hdd that ubuntu's installed on is no longer detected)

Ubuntu 13.10 has been running fine since I installed it on my external harddrive a few weeks ago. However, yesterday while Ubuntu was running, I accidentally knocked the external harddrive off the ...
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Overwritten system files

I need help to work out what damage I have done to my Ubuntu server. I ran a poorly coded script which has overwritten 26 files on my Ubuntu server. The script used sudo to run with root permissions ...
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on boot black screen with blinking cursor

while installing Ubuntu from CD, during installation the installer hung and i restarted the computer. now when the computer restarts it goes straight to a black screen with cursor blinking. i tried ...
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Crazy reboot loop? [closed]

finally got Ubuntu run reasonably well. Downloaded 94 updates & approved driver update for nVidia card. Still having "boot" problems. If I use shutdown goes into a "reboot" loop. If I hit restart ...
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Where I can I find an image 11.04? [duplicate]

I am running a older Toughbook CF 29 and had I think 11.04. I tried to upgrade to 12.04 but it didn't take. So I am looking for a stable image. Could some one point me in the right direction? I would ...
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How do you restore bootable flag to windows partition?

On my Dell Inspiron 660 i have windows 8.1. Now, Feeling as if that is not open-source enough, i often boot into ubuntu 12.04 Via live usb. Doing so has, somehow, turned off bootable flag for windows ...
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April 2014 update taken, bootup hangs at Stopping System V runlevel compatibility

I've seen other threads related to my current situation, but the solutions posted didn't help... After accepting updates this morning, my system halts at "Stopping System V runlevel compatibility" ...
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Lost CDROM in Boot options in BIOS [closed]

I wiped my HD and did a clean ubuntu install with the latest version. I lost the option in my BIOS to boot from the CD. The BIOS sees the drive in system info but the only option I have in Boot ...
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making a boot able stick [duplicate]

I am trying to down load to a memory stick ubuntu 12.04 32 bit version but only seem to be able to get the 13.10 version. I think I am following the make a bootable stick instructions correctly but ...
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Ubuntu didn't come on

After finishing the installation process and restarting the computer Ubuntu didn't start...and no choosing option of which system I wish to use..only XP came on immediately. What to do now?
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Can't boot into unity/ubuntu after installing KDE

Here's the situation: I have a separate /home partition to make installs and upgrades easy. I just installed the latest Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was great. I installed the LXDE desktop (not Lubuntu) ...
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windows fresh installation alongside zorin os [closed]

Right now, I have only zorin OS running in my Compaq laptop. I removed windows 7 completely about a month ago,but now I wish to have windows alongside zorin . I'm unable to accomplish this with what ...
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Ubuntu boot problem new install 13.10X64

A few days ago I purchased a new laptop TOSHIBA Z30 A134. I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10.amd 64, but after showing me that the installation is completed and you must restart the computer shows me ...
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Choosing which hard drive to boot from [closed]

I intend for this to be informative and ask for other insight because I wish I had this available to me when I was struggling through this. I want to share what I did and hope to find a better ...
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Ubuntu is not booting up

I have installed a apps from ubuntu software center namely "mount manager" to mount few of my ntfs drive automatically when I login. After installation and configuration I have restarted ubuntu to ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade screws up USB stick with persistent file

I have read the Persistant File System vs Installation onto USB stick and realized I have my own question. The problem is: when you do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade from ...
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A reliable way of creating a bootable usb in kubuntu?

Unetbootin installs grub which then boots the system you specify. I don't like that. Linux live ISOs are directly bootable and usually contain a pre-configured grub install of their own which among ...
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Help!! Installing ubuntu with broken laptop monitor. External VGA works, but not until windows loads drivers

Thanks in advance for reading my madness. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a working copy of Vista running on it. I want to install Ubuntu Desktop on it. The twist is this: The laptop monitor is ...
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ubuntu stuck on purple loading screen, nvidia graphics card problem

my nvidia geforce gtx 750ti graphics card is why ubuntu will not boot. It hangs in the purple screen. i have 13.10 installed. how do i boot ubuntu with this nvidia card?
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Is there any kind of relationship between Windows and Ubuntu installation?

I've just experienced incredibly weird behavior in Ubuntu. I've written lately some questions here regarding my shitty tablet not working correctly in Ubuntu 13.10 . I've left it that way having it ...
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Using GRUB Customizer to hide boot menu fails

This is a pretty urgent question. I need to hide the GRUB2 Bootloader (default is XP and Ubuntu 14.10 LTS the 2nd option since it's a dual-boot.) But no matter however I try to configure it, it ...
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Problem Booting from USB Stick on Old Dell Laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on an old Dell Latitude laptop and would like to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10. I was able to make a bootable USB Stick but the Dell won't boot from it. I hit f12 as it booted and ...
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How to say which process slows down boot (bootchart) [migrated]

So my computer boots up for 150s and I can clearly see that it does nothing between 40-105s. Can You help me determine which process is responsible for this waste of time? Thank You for any help. ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu after Logo!

i am Ahmad and i am facing trouble created by myself. Here is the problem: "After Lubuntu logo appears: a black screen appears with a blinking white '-' on the top left corner of the screen for ...
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Cannot decrypt hardrive. Password not accepted

I have been tackling this for at least 5 days now. Initially I couldn't get Ubuntu to recognise my already installed partition LVM with an Arch, Home, and Swap logical volume. I have now got Ubuntu ...
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Cant boot from kernel 3.13.0.24 [closed]

Hi yesterday while updating 14.04 using the update manager I saw Kernel 3.13.0.24 getting downloaded so after the update process completed I rebooted but found that the kernel is stuck at version ...
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Ubuntu 'grub rescue>' 'ls /boot' file not found

I tried all possible solution in grub rescue error... First I enter ls command and set prefix=(hd0,6)/boot/grub then set root=(hd0,6) and then type set after that ...
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Change initramfs script

I made RAID 0 by mdadm'ing partition located on dmraid VIA VT6421 and Western Digital hdd. Installed Ubuntu on that RAID. Now, when I boot, I get (initramfs) ash prompt. There, I have to write mdadm ...
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How do I access my software updater if it doesn't display anywhere?

I'm really struggling to update my ubuntu os... I've got three different versions of it on my pc namely Blackbox, twm & Kde/ kubuntu. However I can't access my software updater from any of them ...
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Computer is totally useless now

Okay, I tried turning on my other computer this morning, And got the following error message. Error no such device edddc179-e42e-4666-8ff3-00566a57908a Entering rescue node grub rescue > - is ...
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No windows option after Ubuntu installation

I have Windows on my machine and then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using USB. I was not getting the option to boot into Ubuntu, so I ran boot-repair but then now I am not getting option to boot into ...
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Cant boot into ubuntu install

So I am trying to install Ubuntu, I had it before but I removed it because i couldn't re install it, i thought it would work but it didn't. So I cant boot into the install anymore, it says: SYSLINUX ...
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PXE boot with Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I'm currently having a PXE server to perform many different OS' installation over the network. I have a fully functionnal Ubuntu 13.10 live environnement and I would like to give a try on 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu Server: Boot Messages on terminal 7 (video) Why?

I use only text terminals in ubuntu server. Especially at boot time :) I've turned off plymouth splash screen and I get boot messages on terminal 1. But after couple of messages, active terminal is ...