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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Stuck after login, desktop not showing up

After entering the password in the login screen, the desktop doesn't show up, I only see the default ubuntu wallpaper and the mouse cursor. I also get this error message: "Could not apply the sored ...
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Boot does not go ahead Gnome icon

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS. Yesterday I uninstalled evolution and it's components using the command sudo apt-get remove evolution* which freed something around 40 MB data. After which I tried to ...
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Remove live CD after booting from it [duplicate]

I would like to know if after booting from the Live CD i can safely remove it and keep using Ubuntu as if it were a live CD. If not, is it possible to do it in some other way? My laptop has 6gb of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBookPro 11,3 rEFInd boot issues

Last night in installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBookPro 11,3 (Mid-2014 rMBP) and I used rEFInd as the bootloader, it worked, I installed wifi drivers, fixed my touchpad (I believe), and so on. Now, it ...
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Having trouble booting to USB to install Ubuntu

Hi I have a an Acer Aspire 5253-BZ660 running Windows 7 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu from USB. I copied the .ISO file to the USB. I have also gone into the BIOS and set it to boot to USB first. ...
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Computer is really messed up, need to know how to salvage ubuntu after hard reset during 14.10 installation

So I bought my Lenovo T520 back in 2011, and for a while I had no problems, but then I decided to install Windows 8 (a few times, the first few times were unsuccessful because it was an unofficial ...
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Can an integrity check be run against a USB boot disk?

Is there a way to perform an integrity check on a ready-to-use USB boot disk? I just made a Lubuntu 14.04.01 boot USB, and have not been able to figure out how to run an integrity check on it. I ...
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Boot script shoutcast; initctl: Job failed to start (Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1)

I tried to set up an startup-script for shoutcast: #Shoutcast # #Shoutcast description "Shoutcast" start on runlevel [2345] #stop on runlevel [!2345] pre-start ...
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Why doesn't my Lubuntu Live-usb drive boot up?

I have a very old [Fujitsu Siemens Amilo][1]. I installed Windows XP on it, but it gets messy and unstable after a very short period of time. I decided to use a [Xubuntu][2] 32 bit. I created ...
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After selecting Grub entry, screen switches to power save

After I select an entry (Ubuntu) from the Grub menu, the screen goes to power save mode. I could eventually get the screen asking me for the HDD encryption password by pressing Alt-F1 and then Alt-F7 ...
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problem with boot, grub-repair not help

Hello i want install ubunntu 14.10 (64biit) i already have orginal windows 8.1. I turn off secureboot in bios, and fastboot in windows. Installation ubuntu is no problem but i don't see grub after ...
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Adding ubuntu partition to Windows 8.1 boot

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a partition and then I have some swap area partition and then I have a partition with Ubuntu installed on it. For some reason I can't boot to the Ubuntu partition, how ...
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Why doesn't my Live-USB boot up but instead freezes up?

I have a very old Fujitsu Siemens Amilo. I installed Windows XP on it, but it gets messy and unstable after a very short period of time. I decided to use a Xubuntu 32 bit. I created the live USB ...
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Accidentally deleted my Windows 8 boot entry from dual boot with EasyBCD

I installed Ubuntu with a live USB and it's running great, but I had one problem, Windows was always booting. I tried to set up a dual boot with EasyBCD, but I deleted my Windows 8 boot entry. ...
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the way of writing command

I want to cp a directory but I do not want to overwrite any existing files even it they are older than the copied files. And I want to do it completely noniteractive as this will be a part of a ...
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Unable to boot after failing RAID1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Server (Pastebin Ubuntu)

I'm unable to boot after failing a RAID1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Server. http://paste.ubuntu.com/8876970/ Boot Info Script e7fc706 + Boot-Repair extra info [Boot-Info 31Jan2013] ...
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New to Ubuntu grub recovery help!

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu and linux. I installed Ubuntu side by side to Windows 7 on my PC. I used the same install disk for my two PCs. On my 1st PC everything is working good! Second PC I sometimes get ...
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GNU GRUB, Minimal BASH-like line editing screen displays before the usual GRUB screen when dual-booting Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1

I have read a couple of posts similar to this issue, but it seems many of them could not boot to Ubuntu after getting this screen due to a bad boot manager. It does not seem this is the case for this ...
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Why do I sometimes have Booting problems after working with UBUNTU several times?

I am new to ubuntu but I find it a nice program. I just have a difficulty. It actually sounds strange, but I have 2 HDD's in my PC. The one running Win 7 pro and the other HDD runs Ubuntu 14.04.1. ...
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Keeping GRUB Intact When Reinstalling Windows 7

My Windows 7 install got corrupt. I'm going to need to repair or re-install it. If I were to go about it normally, Windows would overwrite GRUB and I wouldn't be able to access Ubuntu. How do I go ...
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[[18~^ Being Spammed over my Screen during boot

So I booted up my pc today... And it came up with a black screen showing an _ for a few seconds After a few seconds it came up with these charicters: [[18~^ I left it and it repeditadly spammed ...
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New server install stops boot after mounting disks

I'm trying to install a Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 on a USB thumbdrive, but there seems to be a problem with the the drive labels changing on almost every boot. During the installation my USB drive is ...
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Grub rescue file /boot/grub/i386-pc/ not found

I had 4 partitions on my ntb. Recovery, ubuntu 14, windows 7, and media (with documents images and so on). Now I found out that I'll need ubuntu 12. So I shrinked partition with ubuntu 14 (/dev/sda1) ...
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Boot from Flash Drive? [duplicate]

Can ubuntu be installed on a flash drive and booted from a flash drive, or does it have to be installed on a hard drive>
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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 ...