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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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ubuntu 14.04 boots to tty1

After I ran regular upgrades on my laptop, I rebooted and it booted right up to tty1. I can type startx to get it to tty7, but unity doesn't show up, so I hit Ctrl+Alt+T to get a terminal and type in ...
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Surface Pro 3 - No Grub menu

Although many people have successfully installed Ubuntu Gnome on their Surface Pro 3, including on their MicroSD card, I just can't seem to get it to boot on my SP3. Here's what I did so far: ...
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Weeks of failed attempts to install Ubuntu

I've been trying for weeks to install Ubuntu (or any other distro) on an old XP Pro laptop. Problems: The CD/DVD RW drive will no longer recognise anything but commercial audio CDs. New drivers ...
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Reinstalling grub changes the grub.cfg but not the actual GPT/MBR

The problem in short is: I have two Ubuntu 14 installed. After installing the second Ubuntu I am only able to modify the grub from it. I use the first as main and I frequently update the kernel which ...
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What is the easiest way to clean the boot folder in Ubuntu 14.04 when you have 0 bytes left [duplicate]

I have tried to look on ask Ubuntu and all answers say the same thing. I have tried lots of them and still no luck; is Ubuntu 14.04 code specific? Please help. : )
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How to get more space on /boot? [duplicate]

I have tried sudo apt-get clean and bleachbit. I know that my computer has plenty of free space. When I try to get an update it says /boot doesnt have enough free space. Is there any way I can just ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts 64bit boot problem

Hello Ladies and Gentleman, I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu 14.04 lts, i installed it 3 months ago and it was working fine until yesterday, i was dealing with Windows 8 in virtualbox. After that i log out ...
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Ubuntu won't start when hdmi is plugged in

I have an issue with my 46" samsung touch screen. My computer is configured to start up and launch an app in full screen, everything is working well on my old screen but with the new one, ubuntu won't ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Precision T7500

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my DELL Precision T7500 workstation. But even after trying for many times, the installation process hangs in between. So I installed Ubntu 13.10 64-bit. Later ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 Ubuntu EFI GPT: rEFInd won't start automatically

My machine is an HP DM1-4341sa netbook which came with Windows 8. I've since wiped the disk, changed the disk type to GPT and clean installed Windows 8.1 from ISO, leaving space at the end of the ...
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Computer suddenly won't boot

I have no idea what happened to my computer, but suddenly it refuses to boot. When I try to boot it into Ubuntu, it gives me the following error message (have to transcribe because I can't post ...
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Kernel panic Ubuntu 14.04 kernel 3.13.0.39

When booting the computer I get the message kernel panic. I reboot the computer, and on this second boot I get the screen where I can choose kernel versions. If I choose kernel 3.13.0.3 generic the ...
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How do I reinstall Linux using just a terminal and an internet connection? [closed]

I have a Linux Mint that won't boot the gui, but I can pull up the terminal by keyboard shortcut and it has network access. I tried to reinstall Linux and reformat the machine, but every time I ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 off a Live USB causes black screen [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 AMD64 on a USB stick fails to boot and instead shows a black screen. The computer is a Packard Bell iMedia MC-2569 with a SPARKLE GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GPU, an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ ...
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Problems installing and booting Ubuntu/Grub

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, with it being on an external hard drive. My windows installation is on an internal SSD. I've gone through the installation but I get this message toward ...
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how to solve Irq port 18 disable

In the BIOS setting i have enable the USB port but when system is booted with ubuntu 13.10 then it generates an interrupt (Irq port 18 Diasable), and it does not support any usb device. when system ...
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Ubuntu boot error rootdevice

So, what is this error that comes when i started to boot ubuntu 14.04. How to solve this? Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) Check rootdelay= (did the ...
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Error in trying to boot-up after a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10

The error I keep getting, after a fresh install (first boot-up) of Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 is as follows :- error : file "/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod" not found. Has anyone got a fix for this ? ...
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After installing and uninstall Ubuntu 14.10 I have less disk space

After installing Ubuntu and finally uninstalling it I don't have the same amount of disk space. How can I get my disk space back? I installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1. Everything was going ...
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Ubuntu signed Grub do not prefix tftp-root directory for tftp requests

$ lsb_release -rd Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release: 14.04 dpkg -l grub-efi-amd64-signed Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | ...
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How to Find Command Line before Boot-Up

Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine for a few weeks after installation, detecting USB wireless Microsoft all-in-one keyboard/touchpad. Then it stopped, at least after boot-up. Keys work before boot-up to ...
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Booting Ubuntu from Ext SSD?

I have downloaded Ubuntu (most recen version), and used image burner on .iso file to create another .iso file in my hard drive, but when I try and boot from my hard drive, it wont let me?
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Strange boot problem in Server 14.10

This is on Ubuntu Server 14.10. I am setting up a user that is chrooted to its own home directory through SFTP, but I need the user to be able to access/edit a subdomain of my website at ...
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Is it possible to display a splash screen when you disable the GUI

On my system I have removed lightdm. When the system starts it attempts to load up tty7 but since it does not have lightdm it is unable to boot up the GUI. So tty7 is the initially loaded which ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and i386

I'm a pretty new user to Ubuntu. I downloaded the 14.10 x64 iso for my new laptop and it installed and dual booted fine. I was super pleased with how fast it ran so I decided to install it on my 8 ...
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Syslinux error (1) on 8GB< drive

I have a problem when I try to install Syslinux to my USB flash drive. I have tried these three steps: Re-formatting the drives; this includes re-partitioning. Disabling all security mechanisms ...
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ubuntu install failed I've tried a few things but get nothing or errors

Initially I was installing Debian with a USB stick and that failed to install. It gets to the install program then insists on using a CD but the install data is on the USB stick. That was earlier... ...
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Recovering grub using Ubuntu Live USB

I have Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) installed on a Dell server. I wanted to use one of the earlier kernel versions and I edited /etc/default/grub for this. It seems like I made something wrong. After ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS user tty1 no graphics and only black screen text command how can I have normal ubuntu back?

I had ubuntu running well after upgrading to trusty had some problems with grub, fixed that Then I had problems with Ubuntu Now on startup I have new grub menu with boots enabled on every drive Going ...
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While booting I am getting this message" support for core revision x0017

Support for core revision x0017 and x0018 is disabled by module param all hdw support=0 try 00b43 what is this?
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cant get past the command line

I recently loaded a new driver and it required a computer restart. When the system came back up it required a command line login and I can't get past the command line. I am very new to Ubuntu and ...
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Toshiba Laptop Not Installing Ubuntu 14.10 through disk

I recently tried installing Ubuntu 14.10 on my Toshiba Satellite A205 laptop. I had trouble downloading the .iso file for Ubuntu so this may be the source of the problem. For no reason whatsoever the ...
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Where'd My Ubuntu Install go?

This may be probably is a newbie question, but I've used Ubuntu before and haven't had issues. Today, I decided to put a linux OS on my HP Pavilion G6 laptop (Win8). Since I tried Ubuntu before, I ...
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How do I resolve the “Diskfilter writes are not supported” error?

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS, I began to see an error during startup: error: Diskfilter writes are not supported. press any key to continue... I tried applying the patch ...
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14.04 Error on booting dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root on /root failed invalid argument

On switching on my Ubuntu laptop to-night got a lot of noise and the message mount: mounting /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No ...
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can not boot: mountall main process terminated with status 2

i installed ubuntu 14.10 server and somehow it does not want to boot anymore: mountall main process terminated with status 2 my software RAID5 /dev/md1 should be mounted to /. I can mount it RW in ...
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Reboot on power off

Whenever I try to powerdown my laptop from the menu or terminal it powers off. Then three seconds later it starts powering back on. How can I fix this? I have the acer aspire v5-571. ...
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ubuntu unicorn unfinished install hickup

i installed newest ubuntu 14.10 unicorn on my brand new ssd pc , but think i made an mistake. When files had finished installing the boot media - a dvd i burned - where pushed out.. i removed the ...
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changing root ssd with btrfs data array

I have a Corsair 120GB SSD holding my Ubuntu OS and three 3x 3TB disks in a BTRFS RAID1 configuration holding everything else including home, photos, music, etc. I may need to replace my SSD for ...
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Essentially, it won't boot properly

Okay, I'll start at the beginning. Earlier this year, I installed elementary os luna (based on Ubuntu 12.04) in dual boot with Windows 8.1 - an update to Windows 8, which was an upgrade to Windows 7, ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu without using live-cd/usb

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my notebook. I would like to completely remove the operating system so that my PC is in "No operating System" mode. I searched internet and the how-to's need a ...
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How to fix Kernel Panic booting issue

This morning when I boot my Asus Eee X101CH (no cd/dvd player) I get the following message: > [2.393318] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on > unknown-block (0,0) ...
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Fatal Server Error; AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0

I'm no Linux n00b, but I don't even know where to begin fixing this. I switched to vanilla Ubuntu this morning, loaded up a few of my essential programs (gvim, zim, xmonad, chromium, source * pro ...
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MacBook Pro Retina: where to install Grub?

This guide explains how to install Ubuntu Saucy/Trusty on a MacBook Pro (11,1). However it doesn't say where one should install grub: should it be in /dev/sda (the hard disk) or in /dev/sdaN (for ...
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error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0')

I tried to installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS for the first time on a 11 years old Dell Inspiron 6000. There is only one partition and no other system beside. After installing and booting, I became this ...
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Text mode not working properly. Plus other problems

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 multiple times, always ending with some sort of bug that renders my system useless. So I have a few questions to ask. When I boot, a purple selection screen comes up and ...
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error pkgproblemresolver resolve generated breaks error 225

I managed to install nvidia proprietary driver, now I tried to install CUDA and after I update synaptic manager I notice many installation to be removed and update some of it right after it said to ...
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No init found. error after upgrading Ubuntu

I upgraded my Ubuntu to 14.04 and when the computer restarted, this error appeared and I can't do anything. Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init. No init found. Please help.
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No grub after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 [duplicate]

After the ubuntu upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10,system goes to black screen without any grub on booting(even the right shift key didnt bring up the grub).However if i choose BIOS and exit without any ...
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Problems installing ubuntu on HP Elitebook 840

I tried installing ubuntu on my HP Elitebook 840 but I am encountering some problems. First of all, i can load ubuntu from a DVD just fine and installing, at the first couple of tries, went without a ...