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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Nexus 4 struck at google logo after flashing localy build ubuntu images

Download the ubuntu-touch pahblet code base and build images for nexus 4 devices (mako) as mentioned in the site - https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/porting-new-device/. Tried ...
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Recognize keyboard at boot

I am running 15.10 desktop and when I select run as root from the advanced Ubuntu menu, I get a root shell but it does not understand my Spanish (not Latin American) keyboard and I am unable to type ...
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how to label usb as bootable?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 USB disk. It was bootable. But I accidentally labeled it as not bootable (unchecked bootable) from Ubuntu demo desktop. Now I am using Windows.but I want to label USB as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on shutdown after package removal

The problem My Ubunutu 14.04 laptop will not shutdown anymore from the command line or from the reboot button in the OS. It hangs at the shutdown screen indefinitely. This problem started a few days ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 Dual boot

As I am a noob in Linux being as I only started using it this week, I was wondering for help I have a Laptop running Windows 10 and while I love Windows I never had enough space or Logical Processing ...
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in a dual boot system windows does'n start up via grub

I have a dual boot system (windows 7 alongside with ubuntu 14.04) my computer was working well until two days ago and both operating systems was running fine, but now only ubuntu starts up and ...
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My laptop is taking too long to boot

I have seen some answers of similar questions. I use Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my Toshiba Satellite L750/A057, Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz × 8, Gallium 0.4 on NVC1 as Graphics, 64-bit. It ...
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Odd purple screen, hanging encryption screen, and other weird issues when booting Ubuntu 15.10

I have recently install Ubuntu 15.10 on my HP Pavilion g7-2220us and I'm having some odd issues when booting. First, here are my system specs: Processor: 4x AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD ...
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Not able to boot from CD/USB after intel_config_compare error Ubuntu 15.10

I have tried re-installing ubuntu desktop. It isn't helping. I was transferring heavy files from file system to hard drive and suspended it for a while as the computer slowed down. I was not able to ...
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Trouble-shooting a non-booting 14.04 server on a Atom D525

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 server amd64 on a small Atom D525 machine (with 2GB ram). It won't boot, or even bring up the Grub boot loader. I'm not sure what to try next. Here's some more ...
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must boot under rEFInd sub option vmlinuz

So I was having issues controlling brightness on my recent install of Ubuntu 15.1 on my MacBook pro and rashly followed the directions here : Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5 ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 15.10 on a 6th Intel generation processor

I was unable to dual boot Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. My laptop's specifications are: • Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz quad core (6M Cache, Turbo up to 3.2 GHz) • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 • 8GB ...
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UEFI Bios Issue from Ubuntu Install On Dell Inspiron 14-3452

I'm fairly green with Linux but have successfully put on different linux distros on my machines years ago. My friend got a virus on Windows 10 and I offered to install Ubuntu on his machine. He ...
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target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init. /bin/sh: 0 : Can't open splash - Ubuntu 15.04

I have an Ubuntu 15.04 machine. I installed docker in this machine. After installation I was trying to run the test image of docker which comes by default. But it did not ran. Then I tried to shutdown ...
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Permanently Remove GRUB and Linux from Triple-Boot System (GRUB Lingering After Attempted Removal)

I had a triple-boot system consisting of Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 15.04, and Kali Linux (can't recall version, should be irrelevant anyways). I have no further need for a triple-boot system so I've ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Samsung ATIV 500T

Is it possible to install any distribution of Ubuntu on Samsung ATIV 500T? It's a 32 bit tablet, running Windows 8. So far I tried booting these operating systems (I disabled secure boot in the ...
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Black screen with kernel 4.5

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in my laptop in dual boot with windows10 and it worked fine but the Wifi. So I read that I have to copy some firmware files and if still doesn't work update the ...
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Audio works when the internal SATA drive is detected by Ubuntu

Recently, my laptop's internal HDD with Windows 8.1 on it began to malfunction, thus leaving me resorting to boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from my external HDD. All goes well, Ubuntu boots up properly on ...
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No option to Install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10

I am having a problem with installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. I do have a basic disk, so that is not the problem. I also booted into the installer from a USB in Windows Advanced Startup. Before ...
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How to install Ubuntu on separate Windows partition?

I have two separate hard drives: C:\ with Windows 10 and D:\ with data. Now I want to make two partitions on D drive. One with 80GB for Ubuntu installation and other one with all data I have right ...
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Cannot reinstall Ubuntu

I've read other fairly similar posts but those situations are different and the solutions don't work at all. I started with Windows 10 as my only OS. I then tried to install Ubuntu 64 bit as a dual ...
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Installing ubuntu with yaboot

I've just got a old used macbook g4 that as only debian installed in it and I wanted to install ubuntu,but I've no idea of how to use yaboot to install ubuntu,can anyone help?
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On NUC6i5SYK Ubuntu Linux 15.10 display goes to sleep immediately after splash screen appears

I installed Ubuntu Linux 15.10 from a USB thumb drive on my NUC6i5SYK. I had to add nomodeset to get the LiveCD environment to boot, as the display would sleep if I didn't (as described here: Intel ...
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Unable to chainload OS X Clover bootloader from GRUB

So I have a triple-boot setup in which I have just updated OS X (Hackintosh) to the newest version and a new bootloader (from Chimera to Clover). It looks something like this: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on ...
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With secure boot disabled, is there long term vulnerability to malicious code (on 14.10 and 15.04/Win multiboot setups)?

In a nutshell: is it really a good safe idea to leave Secure Boot disabled? I have two laptops with LinuxMint,Xuntu, Ubuntu 14&5 Win 10 and Win 8.1 between them. Grub 2 works fine with /,/boot ...
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ubuntu is loading forever

My 15.10 ubuntu laptop is not starting... (normaly) is just loading and loading not my picture but is the same if i go into the bootmenu and use safeboot and then go to comand line log in and ...
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Meizu MX4 PRO - Ubuntu

I'd like to buy Meizu MX4 PRO (not mx4 ubuntu edition)( this one ) and i have question. I red that in normal mx4 (not pro) you can boot ubuntu, but will I be able to boot it on mx4 pro? If not, i'll ...
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ubuntu 14.04.3 bootloader cannot be installed at specified location

[retina 15" Macbook Pro 2014, rEFInd, OS X, & Ubuntu 14.04.3] Installing Ubuntu, I've chosen the 'Other' option from the template menu. My partitions are setup as follows: /dev/sda free space ...
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Accidental shut down during install with UNetbootin (no disc or USB used); computer won't boot

Tried to install Ubuntu via UNetbootin (no disc or USB) last night on a Lenovo ThinkPad. Got hung up, so I cancelled and restarted, then tried again. Same problem, so I tried another restart, but ...
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I need BASIC, HAND HOLDING type help booting Ubuntu now that I've installed it on my Windows 7 machine

My son gave me an old desktop, maybe 4-5 years old, still in reasonably good shape, with Windows 7 installed. It continually gives the "Windows is not Genuine" message and was/is infected with mucho ...
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Cannot install 14.04 alongside of windows (boot device not recognizable)

I already have windows 10 enterprise, and I'm trying to get Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot but the bootable device keeps saying: missing operation/operating system and kicks me back to my bios. I have ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 15.10 on HP ProBook 440

I've seen many question like this in the forum, but no one reporting this specific behavior. I downloaded the iso file ubuntu-15.1-desktop-amd64.iso I checked the file's md5sum and was OK ...
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Give more Hard disk space to Ubuntu

I know my question have been asked quite a few times on this forum but I am not sure if my situation is similar to what was described in those threads hence I decided to create a different one. Anyway ...
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Grub repair for encrypted disk

I previously had Kubutu (14.04 i think) installed with an cryptoLuks encrypted hard disk. I have been trying to install 15.04 on the same drive. The install went ok with no errors but I wasn't able to ...
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runlevel mismatch

i am exploring the runlevel of ubuntu system, when i run runlevel, to display the current runlevel, i got: N 5 but inside the /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf: env DEFAULT_RUNLEVEL=2 why default ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 startup slow ('dmesg': “self-detected stall on cpu”, maybe because of 'alsa-sink'?)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.03 installed in vmware workstation 12. The bootup to the login takes around 20 secs, after which, the mouse and keyboard becomes unresponsive for 3 to 5 mins. After managing ...
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ubuntu 15.10 not loading desktop

ubuntu boots past the desktop login screen to a screen with a white Gear Icon. I have been through recovery mode twice, once to repair packages, once to read all files. Recovery mode did an update ...
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Grub Bootloader fatal error and Locked Partitions

I'm new to Linux (ubuntu) and determined not to turn back to Windows with its nasty price tag and fine print with lots of rules. I have attempted to install from a usb and just hit ok, ok, ok until I ...
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I have problem with booting the laptop

I'm having problem booting the laptop, its stuck at the label, can't enter to the bios setup, the only thing can do is to change boot device. To solve this, by using a USB at the boot, which its fail ...
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Grub cannot detect Windows 10 (UBUNTU INSTALLED FIRST)

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 pro triple booted with two Ubuntu (15.10, 14.04) and Windows 10. Initially I wiped the hard drive and installed Ubuntu. To install windows I reformatted the hard drive to GTP ...
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How to set hdparm in boot? 14.04+

I want to disable the Advanced power management of the hard disk in Ubuntu 14.04. The hdparm command is working: costales@desktop:~$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep -i "Advanced power management ...
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Grub issues, cont

Okay, so I posted some questions online last night. While they didn't get resolved my bigger issue right now seems to be my desktop will not boot without my windows installer usb I made plugged in. I ...
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How to boot from a usb in UEFI mode on a Dell Inspiron

I want to dual boot ubuntu 15.10 with already installed windows 10 (upgraded from 8). From what I've been researching, in order for ubtuntu to be dualbooted with windows 10 on a uefi machine, the ...
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Ubuntu Boot DVD/CD [duplicate]

If I can't crack this Im afraid I'll never use Linux. Tried everything to launch from DVD just won't work...HP Laptop Win8 copyed to DVD, Burned to DVD, extacted and burned to DVD, changed bios boot ...
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ubuntu stuck at blank screen [duplicate]

My Computer with Ubuntu 14.04 is not booting. I tried to make some changes to partition using live USB, but now only a line is blinking at the top of the screen. Nothing else. I have an Ubuntu ...
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Editing Grub.cfg

I have two questions. Where is grub.cfg located? Ubuntu / is mounted on /dev/sda6 Fedora / is mounted on /dev/sda8 How should I edit grub.cfg so that when I choose Ubuntu (out of Ubuntu and ...
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No operating system selection screen

I have been using Windows 10 as my default OS. A few days ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 through USB. When I start my PC I can't see any OS selection screen. It boots Windows 10 directly. But if I press ...
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Cant boot help! http://paste.ubuntu.com/14686337/

I did a boot repair and was given this link to copy down I'm a new user and I'm lost at this point by http://paste.ubuntu.com/14686337/ I had 15.04 installed went to install 15.10 did an erase all ...
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15.10 xubuntu slow boot gap 21-103 sec

My desktop is starting up quit slow, it hangs for a while. I used dmesg wich showed a big gap in the boot process from 21 to 103 sec http://pastebin.com/7dXhqQ0z [ 21.751243] audit: type=1400 ...
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Ubuntu not able to boot up and fresh installlation also not possible

I messed up with my ubuntu 15.10. I was trying to gnome-desktop-environment by running the command sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment, but I closed the process in between because I didn't ...