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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No Grub shown to load Ubuntu 13.04

Hi i am new to Ubuntu i have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my system using "something else" in 100GB space as it is not showing "along side windows option" where as my HD is 1TB . While installing the ...
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can't run my newly installed ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 via boot stick, I restarded my computer - everything worked perfectly fine. When I booted the system again later that day nothing worked after logging myself in. ...
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I deleted all of my partitions [duplicate]

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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Boot repair broke ubuntu

I had windows 7, and then successfully dual-booted with ubuntu 14.04, but one day my computer crashed and windows stopped working, so I could only use ubuntu. Then I reinstalled windows 7 and it ...
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need help with installation

when I try to install Ubuntu, my computer makes me run it off the USB still and when I click on the icon that says install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS nothing happens at all and I am stuck running it off the ...
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How can I uninstall/reinstall Ubuntu from a dual boot with Windows 8.1?

Right now I have a dual boot set up with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. However, I did some things on Ubuntu that caused some of the packages to become "inconsistent", and I tried to fix them but it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with windows 8.1. failure

I have an HP pavilion g6 (refer to image of the BIOS for the tech details) BIOS version f.26 vendor:insyde which I want to dual boot UBUNTU. I have done the following so far created a 150 gig ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn' t boot after upgrade from 12.04 installed inside Windows 8.1 clarification

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed like an app on windows 8.1 (Ubuntu 12.04 allow to be installed like an app in Windows 8.1 and it can be removed when you don't need it any more from Control Panel). ...
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Grub Rescue, Error: unknown filesystem

I am trying to boot Xubuntu 14.04 but getting the following error: Verifying DMI Pool Data............. error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode... I tried the following commands: set ...
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Ubuntu stuck on black screen no options [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu on my Pc and its just stuck and I've left it alone for about 5 mins nothing. I have an AMD fx-8350 with 660 2gb to and 8 GB of ram 2. Also 2 tb HDD if that matters. See the ...
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/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found in grub rescue [duplicate]

I dun goofed. So I have an old macbook pro and I wanted to wipe it clean and install Linux on it. In the process of doing so, I completely removed Mac OS X which I was okay with, but the Linux ...
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Ubantu not booting from USB

I have windows 8.1 installed in my laptop. I have burnt ubantu 14.04.1 in to USB. but when I restart my laptop & go to boot menu ubantu can not boot from USB. I have done separate partition of 20 ...
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14.0.4.1 - Installed, loaded once, reboot unable to find boot device

I have been attempting to setup an Ubuntu Desktop PC, however every time I perform the installation (goes through fine) and then do the first time load (still fine) I then reboot the machine only to ...
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Can't boot from Windows 8 to Ubuntu error in file \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi

First of all I had a pre-installed windows 8 on my laptop device (Toshiba) then I wanted to install Ubuntu linux alongside with windows 8. I installed it regularly then I had a problem that I couldn't ...
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Initramfs menu!!!! How do i boot?

I restarted my pc after a update which said it had and error occurred, but did not affect any thing at the time. When it booted it went to a black screen and said: Gave up waiting for root ...
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MAAS Node not PXE Booting

I'm having an issue so far with getting my first node to boot... it connects to the MAAS Server and begins the boot procedure but then hangs because it is unable to find the correct kernel image boot. ...
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What is the Ubuntu os loader and where does it reside?

I am studying for a class on System and Network Engineering and in one material we are told that Ubuntu uses the OS loader to load the bootloader GRUB. My question is what is the Ubuntu OS loader and ...
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how to boot a live-system with proprietary ATI drivers / fglrx?

Is it possible to boot a live system which is using the proprietary ATI drivers? Thanks!
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What to do after ubuntu remounts my filesystem in read/write mode?

Warning: Total noob. So, I tried to upgrade my version of Ubuntu, as prompted, but I accidentally restarted too early and everything just went horribly. Ubuntu will load to my login screen fine, but ...
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problem booting windows 8.1 with ubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on one one partition and windows 8.1 on other. But when i try to boot windows sometimes it starts but most of the time screen freezes(in pic 2) and nothing ...
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Uninstall OS running in dual boot [duplicate]

Supposing I have two Linux distributions, in dual boot (the GRUB menu appears and ask me what to choose): Ubuntu 14.04 elementary OS Adding a new one is very simple: just insert the installation ...
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How do I re-run boot loader?

Running sudo apt-get -f install said that The link /vmlinuz.old is a damaged link and: you may need to re-run your boot loader[grub] Here's the full output: user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -f ...
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Broken ubuntu distibution

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as my main distro. Recently I installed several additional desktop environments, including: Cairo, Cinnamon, Pantheon, Deepin, and most recently Xubuntu. I always had ...
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using packagemanager to uninstall latest kernel?

The last update (I updated 9/1/14) to the kernel broke my boot. I was able to boot into the previous kernel. I think the version that was stable was 3.13.0.34.40 and the update was 3.13.0.35.42--Is ...
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EasyBCD: can't boot into Windows after ticking neogrub boot loader in EasyBCD

I ticked neogrub bootloader in EasyBCD. Thus the option "Windows 7" is disabled, as shown in the pic below. Then I reboot the system and now I can't enter Windows 7. What can I do? Thanks! ...
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No option to boot Windows?

I am sorry if this question has already been answered, but I was unable to find an answer that pertained to my specific problem. I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 following the ...
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Location of persistent files in bootable USB

I have created a bootable USB of ubuntu using startup-disk-creator and added the persistence of around 2GB on the USB..I booted through the USB. I downloaded some documents made some changes and ...
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How can I load modules from /etc/modules before mounting local file systems?

I have modified /etc/fstab to mount a file system that requires a custom module. On two out of three systems, all running Ubuntu 14.04, I can simply add the module to /etc/modules and it will mount ...
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Missing Operating System - Windows7 - Boot from USB

I am using an HP TouchSmart 600 that came from factory with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I have decided to get rid of it and installed Ubuntu 14.04 booting from usb and everything went perfect. Now i ...
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Upgrading To 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Blew Up Grub

I used the upgrade option available at the Ubuntu store from the desktop. There was an option within the software updates to upgrade to 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr). After I employed this to upgrade, ...
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Problems booting from software RAID

TL;DR: created RAID 1 at installation of Ubuntu desktop but it won't boot after seemingly successful installation, although boot utility seems to indicate that GRUB is installed I am trying to set up ...
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Clean install of 14.04 on Dell Vosro 400 with dual screen setup boots to black screen with working cursor

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit on my Dell Vostro 400, but upon every attempt to boot, I only get a black screen with a working cursor. It is set up with a Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE videocard ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Gateway GT5404

I have a Gatway GT5404 (desktop) with 2GB's of ram and a newer HDD, and a refresh of windows 7 ultimate. Ive tried installing Ubuntu via USB by extracting the iso files into the USB, Extracting the ...
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Ubuntu boots to desktop background

I have been messing around in Ubuntu 14.04 lts , change theme icons and replace some file in system and reboot all i see is desktop background can't see panel or menu can't access terminal , i follow ...
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Boot problem with Ubuntu 14.04 in Samsung RV411 notebook [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Samsung RV411 notebook on a partition in parallel with my Windows 7 Starter (crap), but I can't boot it. Windows 7 automatically starts and the option to choose another ...
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How do I boot into Ubuntu (after installing, it still just boots to Windows)? [duplicate]

I've successfully installed Ubuntu (or so I'm told) on my Dell laptop alongside a clean Windows XP install. When I turn on the computer it boots directly into Windows with no options given to boot ...
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PXE boot issue (error 32) / tftp

I have some old laptops that I'd like to boot via LAN. First, because the drives on these are failing / have failed, and because they're now both over 14 years old, and then for the learning ...
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Problem with ubuntu / W8 install and grub

I recently made a mistake when installing Ubuntu 14.04 on an external hard drive plugged to a Windows 8.1 laptop. My problem is that now if I have the external hard-drive plugged I can choose on which ...
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Dual boot windows 7 Ubuntu and clock [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop alongside Windows 7. But for a reason I don't know there is a problem with the clock of my computer. When I use Ubuntu and I restart the computer to go on Windows ...
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Unable to start Kubuntu after updating from 13.10 to 14.04

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask a question about Kubuntu. Please feel free to suggest me a better place to ask this question. I'm running dual boot windows 7 and kubuntu. Today after I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from USB on an UEFI system stops in grub rescue shell - how to continue?

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 from USB on a system with UEFI (from HP) instead of BIOS where Windows 7 is preinstalled. Unfortunately booting from USB-Stick hangs at the Grub "rescue shell" with ...
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Not able to install 14.04 from DVD

I have downloaded iso image of Ubuntu 14.04 from the official website. After that I burned it on a DVD, when I boot my computer with the DVD inserted in the drive I see the following messages on a ...
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Hide all kernel boot messages/logging when disabling splash screen Lubuntu 14.04.1

In Lubuntu 13.10 I was able to redirect the kernel messages/logging to another tty by adding the following to the Grub file in order to hide all kernel boot messages when disabling the splash screen ...
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Dual-Boot (General boot) messed up! Can't enter windows 8.1 (BCD error)

I'm kind of freaked out right now, but i will try to explain what happened as good as I can. English is not my first language, so please excuse any grammar or writing errors I'm asking here on ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on a laptop with no OS and the bootable USB won't load WUBI

I've installed the latest Ubuntu onto a USB drive with plenty of storage. When I boot my laptop with no OS on it, it does not detect my USB drive with Ubuntu. I don't know if it's my BIOS, or if its ...
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How can I get rid of glitched boot screen in ubuntu 14.04?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW550F w/ATI Radeon graphics. My problem is exactly like the one in question "how can I get rid of a graphical glitch on Ubuntu 12.10", which is closed.
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS Won't Boot w/Monitor Connected

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a Lenovo RD540 server. Actually two of them. Both servers experience same behavior. 1) Server stalls during bootup. 2) The most recent message during ...
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how to boot into Windows 7 if I only have grub now

My laptop is installed with window 7, now I want to install ubuntu using its ISO image and easyBCD, however, I failed in installing ubuntu, and when I boot the laptop I can only see grub interface. ...
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use grub2 command line to boot from CD

I can't run uBuntu (it stucks in loading). I tried to boot with disc but It goes directly to Grub2 menu. I can't enter BIOS it displays 'please wait' and then goes to grub2 menu either. the only ...
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Hard disk failure after partition in Ubuntu 13.4 using terminal

I did partition of my Ubuntu system using sudo fdisk in terminal because I could not install Windows 7 because it said something like there has to be some space to save some files on that space. So I ...