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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Installing onto Windows Vista which has no hard drive

My problem is that my computer is not receiving the flash drive that has the download on it. I change the boot drive order so it could pick up the USB flash drive first but nothing shows up. Please ...
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Help needed gparted

How to use G parted live usb on a Ubuntu installed PC who runs wireless if the grub does not recognizes the syslux on the usb flash drive? I have been trying several times to boot of the flash-drive ...
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Boot from USB, but run on auxiliary hard drive

Here us the deal. I have a Dell Vostro 1700 that a friend gave me because it died. On investigation I found that it no longer recognized the internal hard drives, but booted fine from an Ubuntu CD or ...
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fresh install 14.04, screen and wifi not working on reboot

I am having strange problems with ubuntu LTS, fresh install everything goes ok, no errors to be seen, works ok accept when i try to do a software shutdown or restart when it gets past the grub ...
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How can I get Terminal for scripting on Unbuntu 14.04.2 while being boot directly from USB and not yet been installed on the system HDD?

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 on to a bootable USB so that I can keep it handy anytime I want the Terminal Shell to work on scripting including Sed and AWK. Upon burning the ISO over the ...
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Boot Problem with ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I have got this problem: I want to delete Ubuntu completely and switch back to windows 8. Any help would be appreciated
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boot repair gets aborted

Installed Boot-Repair and ran (Recommended Repair); it gets aborted showing me this message: "Please use this software in a live-session (live-CD or live-USB). This will enable this feature"... which ...
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Problem with 'Try Ubuntu without installing' - tried disabling secure boot and fast as suggested in other threads but no difference

I want to try using Linux and have decided to try Ubuntu. I am currently running Windows 8.1. Although I have read other similar questions none of those solutions seem to work and don't address my ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 grub doesn't load windows 8(shows a red screen with white stripes)

I recently bought a NEW dell inspiron 3543(i5 5th gen) laptop. (I have used ubuntu before as duel boot with my older machines but didn't get this.) I installed windows 8 and then ubuntu 15.04 to use ...
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Urgent. unknown filesystem grub rescue ubuntu

I have linux under windows partition. I have 4 disks in which one of them windows is installed and 2 for data. Another one is 15gb hard drive, Which always asks me to format either i open it in ...
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Regarding installation difficulties on a new Dell Inspiron 3451

I recently ordered a Dell Inspiron 3451 (see here and here), and after booting it up once with the pre-installed 14.04 I realized that I wanted to replace the Dell-laced version with a clean, vanilla ...
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Is it possible to use ubuntu alongside windows 8 without any bootloader(grub, win8 etc.)?

I want to use ubuntu alongside my windows 8, but when i press the power button, i do not want to see any bootloader, i want windows 8 automatically begins, and when i want to use ubuntu, i want to use ...
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Unable to run Bootinfoscript

I'll try to be as clear as possible by mentioning exactly what i did.I've formatted my windows drive and installed it again and after that installed ubuntu 15.04.The bootloader installation failed so ...
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Partition Table dell latitude e7240

I tried to create a new partition my dell latitude e7240. Ubuntu was installed in the factory. I haven't deleted anything but can't get the machine to boot. would someone share an image of their ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 boot hangs on “Starting light display manager” after updates

I have recently taken the plunge to Ubuntu, and purchased the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. My first order of business was to wipe the "Dellbuntu" that came pre-installed and do a fresh install of ...
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Ubuntu just keeps stuck during boot with starting version 219

After upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04, I cannot boot to the desktop environment because Ubuntu is just showing Starting version 219 message during boot. After the purple screen with Ubuntu and five ...
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Have 12.04, Have to start computer in recovery mode and earlier version

I have had issues with being able to use wifi on my laptop, and have had to have it hardwired to use it. Today I was able to resolve the wifi issue, but now If I shut my laptop off and restart it, it ...
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How to boot from a live USB stick in a virtual machine

I've got a USB stick loaded with a live installation of Ubuntu for testing purposes. When I want to use it, I generally reboot to boot into the live USB installation. I'd like to know what the best ...
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How do you run Ubuntu from USB on a Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu installed on my USB (FAT32). Now how do I run it from the USB without deleting C: drive?
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why grub menu is not showing on startup, when i press F9 on startup than only my laptop shows grub menu

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my hp laptop along with windows 8.1 pre installed. both operating systems (ubuntu & windows 8.1 ) are working well.problem comes when i start my laptop it never show me ...
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How to boot Ubuntu installation from DVD on linux mint? [duplicate]

I'm linux newb and struggling to find out how to boot Ubuntu from DVD. Every time I enter the start up menu, the Grub thing comes up without a way to boot from cd-rom. I also cannot access my BIOS for ...
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Linux Kernel acting weirdly

This probably is a bug, but I am not sure, that's why I'm posting this here. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 using Linux Kernel 3.13.0-55-generic on Dual Boot with Win 8.1 on a Lenovo Z510. Lately the ...
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Using my Samsung Galaxy S5 to repair Ubuntu

I updated from 14.02 to 14.04 and now I'm having issues with Grub. It only loads to a terminal style window. I've tried some of the options during reboot by holding shift during start up. Nothing ...
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USB bootable Pendrive for Laptop Windows & Ubuntu

Context: Laptop with a CORRUPT ubuntu 12.04 Partition and a corrupt Windows 7. Corrupt on the ubuntu partition was caused by accidently suspending the laptop during an operating system update to ...
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Cant remove Grub

I am new to this hence it was probably my mistake in installing why I am having this problem. I installed ubuntu desktop 15.04. I installed the ubuntu loader in the same partition space reserved by ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.4 from USB

I have Ubuntu 12.4 installed on my laptop and Kubuntu 15.4 but now i decided to install Ubuntu 14.4 and erase the previous two. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.4 installation and i made a boot able USB using ...
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Black screen after Ubuntu instalation and “Missing Operative System”

I have installed from a Booteable USB to a Empty Flash 8GB the lastest edition of Ubuntu, and every re-install at the very end i get a black screen, and after that i rebooted and it says "Missing ...
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How to make Bootable Usb of Windows 8.1 from ubuntu 14.10

I want to make a bootable USB of Windows 8.1 from ubuntu 14.10 so that i can install it on my laptop. i tried to using winusb, UNetbootin. but both of them failed. Does anyone know any latest software ...
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How to make Shared Folders between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

I have managed to successfully dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1. I also play the very popular computer game called "Minecraft" and would like to be able to share the world files across both ...
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Installation successfully done. On restart, screen goes blank and freezes

After installing Ubuntu from 14.10 desktop AMD.iso with options acpi=off pnpbios=off, installation went like a charm. After restarting, the screen went blank and freezed. I then formatted and ...
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Install bootmanager after Ubuntu didnt do it

I just installed Ubuntu on a laptop (besides windows i hope) but there is no purple bootmanager as i know it! Where did it go and how do i get it back? Why did Ubuntu not install it? I got Ubuntu ...
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Can you “set a persistent size for saving changes” after creating the Bootable USB?

I have created a bootable Ubuntu USB and I realized when I was restarting my PC none of my changes were being saved. After some searching i realized this was because I didn't allow extra space for ...
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shutdown: Unable to shutdown system from root shell (init=/bin/bash). (ubuntu 14.04)

I made some changes in the boot options in grub to directly login into the root shell viz. Press e at the GRUB2 boot menu. Change the line ro quite splash $vt_handoff with rw init=/bin/bash press ...
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Problem with booting

I have next problem. I had PC with two hard drives. First one (sda) was with WinXP, second one (sdb) - with Ubuntu 12.04. Then I took second hard disk and installed it in another PC (it has the same ...
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Installing Ubuntu15.04 PC desktop x86-64 failed on Asus A55V

I had made a Ubuntu-15.04 desktop DVD x86-64, which MD5 is correct. The pre-OS of my laptop is Windows7. Reboot the PC with CD-ROM. Try Ubuntu Kylin without installing Install Unbuntu Kylin OEM ...
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My computer boots directly to windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu14.02

I have a Dell inspiron 5521 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows but there seems to be a problem and I'm not quite sure that it has anything to do with my partitioning. Right now I ...
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Automatic Ubuntu server installation not working - error with booting from usb drive

I am working on automatic Ubuntu installation iso file. I followed the guide shown here: https://pricklytech.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/ubuntu-server-unattended-installation-custom-cd/ The iso file ...
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Trouble booting after each kernel update

For some days now I have trouble booting after updating the kernel. I'm using UEFI without secure boot. Until 3.19.0-18 it all worked fine. When upgrading to 3.19.0.20 the system did not boot with ...
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How do I finish installing ubuntu after it froze

I was installing ubuntu and I got to setting a username. I typed in a username then I tried typing a password but it froze. So i x'ed out the terminal and restarted my computer(hp chromebook 14). When ...
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PCDUINO3 how to flash a new os and kernal

I currently use lubuntu the default OS for pcduino3b, However, i have mounted and made my micro SD card boot-able, how can I either A) reverse this so i can install a new OS or B) install a new OS ...
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Cloning SSD with dd But Clone Does Not Boot

At my job we have always used dd to make clones of our master os image, but recently we have updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. We made an image of it and created a news SSD with it. sudo dd ...
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ubuntu on a usb for boot up

Can anyone help me? I'm trying to download ubuntu on a usb to load onto a new laptop. Here's a screen shot of what I get, and I just don't know enough to figure out what my mistake is. Never mind, ...
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Can't repair Windows 8 boot after installing Ubuntu

I’m new to Ubuntu. I installed it because I couldn’t fix the Wi-Fi limited connection problem of Windows 8.1, so I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows and the installation went OK. I can now use Ubuntu ...
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Use boot-repair on live USB to fix ubuntu on Macbook Pro dual boot

I have been dual booting OSX Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 on my mid-2012 Macbook Pro using rEFInd for a few weeks now. Today, when prompted by Ubuntu, I ran some updates. When they finished, I tried ...
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X won't start - how to reinstall video driver? (ubuntu 14.04.2 x86)

Steam was telling me I couldn't run HL2-based games due to a missing OpenGL entry point, so I went through the AMD Catalyst driver installation process, only to be told my X1950 card was ...
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How to completely remove windows 8 from laptop

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.04 in my Lenovo ideapad Z510 which was preinstalled with Windows 8.1. Once I shifted to linux, I decided to dual-boot it with windows 8.1 temporarily. So later when I ...
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Ubuntu takes a long time to boot

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr The PC takes well over 10 minutes to boot. Points of note: - The system is dual booted with Windows 8.1 which also takes an eternity to boot. -The issue with boot ...
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System won't boot / black screen after upgrade to 15.04, macbook pro 11,5

I have a new macbbook pro 11,5 with retina display. I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside OSX Yosemite 10.10.3, using rEFInd as the boot manager. All was fine until I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 today ...
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How do I change my boot drive from disk to the hard drive?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 on an old ASUS K-50 with 489 GB of hard disk space, however, when I attempt to install updates I get this answer: Not enough free disk space. Updates require 74.9 MB ...
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Does Re-installing Ubuntu remove Windows/Other OSes?

I have a dual boot laptop, and recently install Windows 10 Technical preview on it (also with Windows 7 Installed), but that got rid of the Ubuntu purple boot menu. I want to re-install it, but I ...