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 at unresponsive ubuntu logo screen after upgrading to 14.04

When i upgraded to 14.04 and restarted the computer to finish the upgrade, ubuntu started to freez at the ubuntu logo with 5 orange dots screen. it didn't respond to Esc or alt+F1 or F2. However it ...
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Installed Ubuntu, Windows 8 not in boot menu

I cannot access Windows 8, but the files are all there. It just does not appear in the boot menu. I tried to dual boot. I did not use the run along side Windows 8 when installing, I used "something ...
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Problem with installing ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Trusty Tahr

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was installed, functioning well. I just installed the new Trusty Tahr version. Restarting the laptop the message below appeared. How to solve? mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on ...
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Luks encrypt / with a key stored in /boot

First, I know it sounds a little weird to do this (putting a key in plaintext on a drive), but here's why I want to do it this way: If I ever want to give the computer/drive to someone else, I want to ...
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Errors during boot after installing the latest Intel drivers

I used Intel Graphics Installer 1.0.6 to install the latest drivers on my Thinkpad laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. The laptop has Intel integrated graphics (4500). The error messages are: drm: module ...
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how do you do a fresh install of ubuntu 14.4 on an existing ubuntu partition

i can only open ubuntu in safe mode now after mistakenly upgrading to ubuntu 14.4 lts,having already done it about a month before. i responded to a pop up window without thinking. How do i do a fresh ...
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Error Boot ubuntu ..!

I installed Ubuntu with Windows 7 Ultimate and when the installation finished it asked me to reboot. After rebooting I removed my flash disk [which has the Ubuntu installer + data burned on it] and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop icons don't display for awhile after reboot

When I boot up my system, the desktop icons don't show up initially. After about 5 minutes, poof there they are. I first noticed it after removing/adding some packages related to sound drivers. I ...
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problem creating bootable disk from lubuntu 14.04

i'm using lubuntu 14.04 and i can't create a bootable usb stick from this OS. i've used 12.04 before and all i had to do was run the bootable device creator, but not id doesn't seem to work. my usb ...
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Ubuntu boot up after installing

I installed ubuntu using USB and I had no problem installing it but after shutting down the computer and when I turn it on it shows the menus (try ubuntu without installing, install ubuntu, oem ...
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Using 'dd' command to create bootable USB stick

Why ISO images of some flavours of Ubuntu can be put on USB stick by dd command and boot successfully, while others flavours don't? Moreover it looks like it is dependant of particular USB stick too. ...
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TouchPad is not getting activated whie normal system startup in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am facing a bit strange problem on my laptop which has following configuration: Ubuntu12.04 LTS(Factory Version + 1 Update) 3.2.0-67-generic Dell Inspiron Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz ...
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Cannot boot/install linux on MSI Z87-GD65 & GTX 770 (i7-4770K)

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my gaming PC (I use *nix on all my other machines) for quite a while, never got to it really because everytime I get this problem and can't get it to work. So ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 14.04 Installation DVD

After a failed upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 I tried to re-install Ubuntu using the DVD. No matter what I try,Try Ubuntu or Install Ubuntu, I get stuck in the boot screen. (I mean the screen with the ...
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How to fix “(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system” on custom Live USB?

I've noticed that a lot of people have asked this before, but no method that I've found seemed to work, so I apologize in advance. I've created a custom Live USB using the Ubuntu Customization Kit ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Upgrade Question (Grub)

Background I have a headless Lubuntu system and have no possibility to add a monitor (Believe me I have tried). When this has gone down in the past (only once) I have had to take the primary disk ...
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Ubuntu not present after install?

I recently got a new laptop (TOSHIBA Satellite C50-B-14D) and just installed a new HDD for it and intended to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I must have done this about 5 times now, but after inserting ...
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BOOTMGR missing after installation of Boot-repair: Ubuntu 14.04 onpre-existing Windows 7

I have encountered this problem on my notebook (with pre-existing Windows 7). Initially, I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows, and the Ubuntu installation went well. However, when I ...
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Ubuntu LTS 12.04 PC died after suspend / SATA HD's not recognized

Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS successfully for many months. ASUS mobo. Two HD's on board (WD 250 GB / WD 1 TB). Suspended the PC yesterday and tried to "unsuspend". Nothing happened. System was dead ...
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Cannot install ubuntu 14.04. Cannot see installation screen when boot from DVD/USB [duplicate]

Hi I have this problem and it is very frustrating. I downloaded 64 bit ubuntu 14.04 and make both DVD and USB drive from the ISO file. I want to install ubunto alongside with my win 8.1. When I ...
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Battery died while in standby, now why won't ubuntu 14 boot?

My netbook battery died while in standby, and now it will not boot - running Ubuntu 14.04. When I boot recovery, it stops after this seemingly relevant information: mount: mounting ...
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Ubuntu Server doesn't recognize internet or bootable media [on hold]

I just installed Ubuntu Server on a fresh new machine. I've run Mint a little on a laptop but that's the extent of my Linux experience. The install seemed to go fine but at the time the machine was ...
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Install plop boot manger to boot to USB

I need help instating plop boot manager onto my PC that is running Ubuntu 14.04 and grub 2 and I can't boot from a CD as the BIOS is no longer recognizing the CD drive and the PC doesn't support USB ...
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No option to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 7

I previously had 12.04 installed via Wubi and have now uninstalled in order to properly partition and dual-boot. However, booting from LiveCD (USB) brings about a black screen after the original ...
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My ubuntu boot stick, created in startup disk creator on ubuntu, does not work on my ubuntu machine

i used the built-in startup disk creator tool to creat the disk, using a 4g sandisk cruzer. When I start my ubuntu machine with this boot stick in, it boots my usual ubuntu, and not from the usb ...
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Problem when booting Ubuntu - Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery

When starting Ubuntu I get an error message that says: An error occurred while mounting /windows. Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery. Searching the internet I saw that I should open ...
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How to get into GRUB on Presario CQ43 hp laptop to change root password without cd drive?

My laptop model: hp compaq Presario CQ43. Operating system: win7 Dual boot: windows, Ubuntu.. Trying to get into Grub menu by pressing shift key with hold immediately after powering on laptop. Unable ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu in Windows 8 OEM System when USB is not detected

Ok... So I trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and Windows 8.1 Asus OEM on my laptop, and it DOES have UEFI BIOS. So, in accordance with the instructions, I disabled Fast Startup, SecureBoot, but ...
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How to edit grubenv manually?

I remember there is a command to manually edit grubenv, but I forget and cannot find it. Anyone knows? Thanks a lot.
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 in graphics mode or safe graphics mode

I can boot into ubuntu only in tty screen non-graphics mode only. My machince is with intel onboard DG33 graphics. I have already run these commands without any error. sudo apt-get remove ...
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Problems to boot ubuntu partition after updating BIOS from my windows partition

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop L50-B-18E. So, one day the toshiba center asked me to update the BIOS, and I did. But now the menu that asks me what system do I want to start doesn't appear ...
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Installed Ubuntu and now my Windows 8 installation is no longer recognized?

I installed the latest version of Ubuntu last night on my Lenovo T440s and Ubuntu runs perfectly. In fact, the only reason I need to get back onto Windows is for my files, but now Windows 8 does not ...
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How to boot load the kernel using EFI stub (efistub) loader?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running in UEFI mode as only operating system, no dual-boot here. The kernel version is 3.13.0-24-generic. There is an EFI partition. In this case the EFI partition is not at the ...
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Ubuntu “Wubildr.mbr is missing or contains errors.”

I want to get Ubuntu on my laptop (HP Pavilion) but every time I try to install it using Wubi, I get this error: Wubildr is missing or contains errors. What could be the problem? I had Ubuntu on ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 crashes on boot on Asus PC

After successfully installing Kubuntu 13.10 (64bit) on my Asus PC, I tried to upgrade to 14.04. After the upgrade completed and I tried to restart, the boot process crashes with a kernel panic, see ...
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Problem after using LuksRemovekey?

I have an encrypted partition on /dev/sda5, yesterday I use cryptsetup to remove the encryption using cryptsetup luksRemovekey /dev/sda5, but when I restart I have to provide a passphrase for ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot issues

I am having issues with dual booting of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8. My Lenovo U400 came with Windows 7 pre-installed. Last spring, I cloned the HDD on an SSD, upgraded to 8.1 and kept the other drive ...
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Grub rescue. How to fix it?

It all started when I couldn't load the grub menu to pick whether I wanted to go to Windows or Ubuntu. I have been trying to fix it and found out about boot repair. The boot repair application told ...
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Restore disk partitions

I was working on my freshly installed Ubuntu for a few days straight and suddenly it suddenly froze. After restarting I got a few of these errors: mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: no such ...
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Ubuntu not booting properly after update - black screen with cursor

I was using Quantal when I first installed Ubuntu around March/April 2013, but I was too lazy to update it until recently. After upgrading (Utopic), Ubuntu would not start properly. I got the ...
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Boot-repair (Or ubuntu grub) somehow stopped bios setup

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 since it launched. All of functioning of bios and grub where running properly. One day I used boot-repair for some reason. After few days I noticed that Bios set-up doesn’t ...
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Help initiating [duplicate]

Hello i am trying to install ubuntu on a wiped computer. My computer had windows 7 before i tried to recover it. The recovery process failed and left me with a wiped computer. Not completely formatted ...
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Unable to mount and boot windows 7 [closed]

I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint 16, and get this error when attempting to mount my Windows partition: Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/bugsy/Windows: Command-line mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Grub Rescue No Windows Repair Disk Plz Help [duplicate]

I Thought that deleting the partition with Ubuntu on it, it would uninstall it I know now that it doesn't. But now I cant open windows because all I get when I boot is the grub rescue screen I don't ...
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problems with black screen

I have a problem with my asus x551ma. I get all the time a black screen of death. Also with ubuntu 14.04 i get a kernel panic, so i have to resort to ubuntu utopic unicorn. My problem is that i ...
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14.04 freezes after splash | Immediately after installing updates

Laptop is a Dell XPS 14 (L421x). i7 3517u with Nvidia GT630m, 14.04 LTS. I am using Intel graphics drivers for Linux, I don't remember if I used Nvidia drivers or not. Got prompted for updates last ...
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Boot-repair in Win8.1/Ubuntu not working (Load windows with no GRUB)

I just installed Ubuntu as secondary OS. I can chose Ubuntu from the restart (shift key pressed) on Windows and boot to Ubuntu, but if I choose just restart the GRUB doesn't appear. I did the ...
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While booting ubuntu 14.04, Starting cmain().., then stoped at grub4dos

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 with window's bootloader as primary (using EasyBCD) and it was working fine for HP Pavilion DV4. But after installing Ubuntu 14.04 through pop-up Update ...
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Does the Ubuntu kernel have EFI stub loader boot support?

This question is regarding efistub booting. I would like load the stock pre-compiled Ubuntu kernel directly from UEFI firmware its boot menu, using efiboogmgr. Since which Ubuntu version can this ...
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When booting trusty it says: “[drm:intel_db_start_link_train] *ERROR* too many full retries, give up”

On my Lenovo Thinkpad S531 the newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 states "[drm:intel_db_start_link_train] ERROR too many full retries, give up" while booting. The system, however, seems to work fine. Is ...