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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Black screen is displayed when i try to boot linux mint on my netbook which has ubuntu

Black screen is displayed when i try to boot linux mint on my netbook which has ubuntu.. Here are the steps 1. downloaded linux mint iso 2. made flash drive bootable with unetboot 3. restart machine ...
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screen turns Black when the os is booted [ only after Upgrade to 14.10 ] [duplicate]

today I upgraded my ubuntu [14.04 to 14.10]. during upgrade there are some pop-ups with error messages!!! I neglected them. And after upgrade the system rebooted and turns black!! I entered password ...
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Creating swaps in extended partition

I have the following Disk partition setup- http://imgur.com/rz2HvMb I want to do the following- delete partitions sda1, sda2 and sda4 but keep sda3. create extended partition in place of sda4 and ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu… now only have Windows

I've had Ubuntu 12.04 for about a year now, resisted upgrading because everything works fine. Finally I gave in because I noticed many Windows applications on Wine just aren't working anymore. I ...
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Fix grub with dual boot on different drives

I have windows 7 installed on C drive and Ubuntu 14.04 on another one. When I boot I got into grub rescue. Luckily I've found the solution ( somewhere on stackoverflow) to "mount" drive manually by ...
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Freeze on Loading Screen at Shutdown and Boot + apport Error Message

Yesterday I dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1, which came pre-installed on my Dell Inspiron 11. Since then, the Ubuntu loading screen with the orange and white dots has frozen numerous ...
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Install Ubuntu onto USB stick? (Not installer?) [duplicate]

I'm a total newbie, so sorry if this is a stupid question. I was wondering if I could make a version of Ubuntu I could run straight from the USB stick. Not like the installer, but I'd plug it in and ...
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SuperGrub2Disk not booting from USB

I have downloaded SuperGrub2Disk and installed it via unetbootin on my USB. When restarting and opening the boot menu I can see the USB there. WHen choosing it the boot menu disappears but appears ...
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Could not initialize sdl no available video device

Hi I booted to tty1 by changing the grub from splash to text. I have a GUI program to run at startup but when i login i am getting could not initialize sdl no available video device. But when i put ...
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12.04 boot issue

If I boot ubuntu 12.04 server normal it starts to boot goes to a black screen and shuts the PC down. If I go through the recovery and resume normal boot it boots into ubuntu and works just fine. I'm ...
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Recover files from ruined Xubuntu using Windows

I'm pretty new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have installed a bootable (persistent) Xubuntu on a USB stick, and it worked - I booted from it and used Xubuntu happily. But now it is ruined - I'm not sure ...
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Bootup (100 times slower than usual) drops to a shell IF at boot time the computer was off for less than 5 minutes. USB mouse no longer recognized

I've been using Ubuntu on a Windows dual-boot Sony Vaio VGN-CS390 laptop for more than five years now. Yesterday I made a fresh install of 14.04 LTS over 12.04 LTS. Everything worked fine, even after ...
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boot to ram, squashfs filesystem and custom kernel

I am trying to boot my Ubuntu based custom linux OS to ram. I compile the kernel from scratch, so it does not have aufs or unionfs. I don't want to patch the kernel. It seems the live-boot-tools ...
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ubuntu 14.04 recovery mode, help

My laptop wouldn't boot so I looked up online things I can do. I'm stuck under the GRUB area at recovery mode as I don't know which Ubuntu with Linux...... generic (recovery mode) to chose. Please ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 after Installation

I am installing Ubuntu onto an HP EliteBook 840, overriding Windows. I was able to boot the "Try Ubuntu" off the USB Drive and installed Ubuntu. However, when I take out the USB and try to boot from ...
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Can't boot after deleting EFI boot- and Windows-partition

I got an HP Split x2 with Windows 8 pre-installed. I deleted it, and installed Ubuntu. However, I was wanting to play a few games that didn't work too well on wine, so I created a NTFS partition and ...
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Ubuntu USB Discriptor -22 Read Error - Acer Aspire TC-605

I have a Acer Aspire TC-605, my specs are the following: Windows 8.1 Intel Core i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.40GHz 12GB Ram 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor but I keep getting that error, My ...
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How to hide boot menu and unhide with CTRL KEY? [duplicate]

I want to hide my boot menu because I use Ubuntu and Windows. When I turn on my PC I want to see the boot logo and if I press Ctrl I want the boot menu to open and if I don't press any key start the ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: No working init found - also Windows7 dual boot failure after second install!

Installation is on an MSI-7680 MB, with i7-2660 processor, 8G, and 1 TB disk. Procedure followed is per instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows using the ...
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Xen vm stuck at grub prompt

How can I get my Ubuntu server booting again? Is there a tool that would auto-fix this situation? No matter how many ways I run the "boot fixer" using a virtual image of ...
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I tried to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 but it shows that “no operation systems are detected”?

I turned some 140gb as un-allocated space through EaseUs Partition Master and I tried to install ubuntu 12.04 by booting through usb. But every time I boot, I get only two options to install ubuntu ...
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Can I copy my Ubuntu OS off my hard drive to a USB stick and boot from that stick with all my programs?

I'll be travelling and I hope to back up my laptop in case it gets stolen. I wonder if I can make my backup a bootable USB flash drive, that way I could just have my system as-is on stick and use it ...
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Making a program that makes a computer automatically boot usb

Is there any way that I can program my ubuntu bootable usb so that when I turn on a computer (PC or Mac), and the bootable usb is plugged in, it automatically boots into the usb? I am making the ...
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Grub2 enters console instead of showing menu

I installed Kubuntu 14.04 on an Acer Aspire R7 571G. When installing I chose to use the whole hard drive (removing the existing windows 8). Installing was successful, but when rebooting it didn't ...
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Extended Partition (Partition 4) does not start on physical sector boundary for a dual boot system

I have recently installed both windows and linux (64 bits). Upon typing sudo fdisk -l I get the out put below. Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 ...
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Xubuntu won't start when using 4Gb Ram

So here is the situation, I was using Ubuntu 14.04 32 bits. Removed everything from the partition I had and created an additional Swap partition and installed Xubuntu 14.04 64 bits. When booting I can ...
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Unpack ISO image, edit some files, repack an ISO so that it still boots

So I've used the live-build tools with some success. An ISO is generated, it loads in Virtualbox but fails to boot because the config file is looking for vmlinuz.lz but binary/casper contains: ...
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Multiple booting with Windows 7, 8.1 and Ubuntu

I am a beginner when it comes to Ubuntu and linux in general so please bear with me a little :) I have a laptop with 2 hard disks. On 1 I have the Windows 8.1 installed and on the other Windows 7. I ...
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Verifying Pool DMI Data

I have a HDD with Windows 8, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I have a CD with Ubuntu on it and a USB as well. When I choose to boot from CD or USB, my BIOS stops at Verifying Pool DMI ...
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Cannot mount any CD/DVD/pen drive

I recently changed the /usr file permission to chmod 777, so I lost sudo. I used recovery mode to enable sudo back. However, sudo is working now but CD and pen drives are not detected. I've tried the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is not booting after altering a text file in gedit, how to fix?

After failing to adjust my screen brightness in Ubuntu in various ways, I tried the following guided by an answer in askubuntu. I opened the following text file sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf It ...
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Problem loading Zorin after install [migrated]

I have tried to install Zorin.To install the OS I went to my UEFI BIOS turned off fast boot and Disabled secure boot option. After that I loaded my USB and installed the OS. Everything went perfectly ...
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How to load Ubuntu boot option after hiding it in Windows?

I've installed Ubuntu, and I had it set so that whenever I turned on my laptop, it would load a purple screen that would allow me to pick from Ubuntu or Windows. Well, I screwed with a setting in ...
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dual-booting now have 2 grub-menu's

I have a Dell Inspirion laptop stock with Windows 8.1, I have added Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu install went perfect, rebooted came to the regualar, grub2 menu, (I say regular because it's the same one I've ...
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Help installing Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.04 from USB

I would like to install Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.04's daily build from 12/31/14. I would like to know how to install this from a USB stick. I used the instructions on the Ubuntu website for normal ...
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bBooting ERROR while installing Windows 8.1

I tried to install Ubuntu on my notebook (Asus x200MA), but couldn't complete it. It seems I messed up the hard disk partitions. Now I am trying to install Windows 8.1, but while booting it says the ...
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How to restore GRUB and Ubuntu 14.04 after choosing a wrong partition?

First of all, i tried finding previous questions, didn't find anything that quite matches my case. I have Windows 8.1 as well as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot. In the grub OS list at boot, I ...
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Boot question in Virtual Machine with os ubuntu 14.04

snapshot~ My ubuntu cannot display anything after I do some apt-get upgrade & update & install opencl. I'm not sure what the problem is. But in the virtual machine I cannot use right/left ...
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need bootmgr for clean install on unused hdd

loaded Ubuntu on external drive and tried to boot laptop with a clean hdd, only got boot mgr missing. Am I going about this wrong or did I just get the wrong version of Ubuntu?
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How to trace all output to console in Server?

I have had a problem with XenServer 6.2 SP1 and Ubuntu 14.04. The VMs wont start after power failure. I mounted the disks and did fsck on them, but no luck. Then after being irritated, just clicked ...
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how to get Ubuntu 14.10 to boot up

down loaded Ubuntu 14.10 for AMD 64. New pc. burnt iso image to dvd. installed on clean drive ok. Passwords worked fine. auto downloaded updates. installed ok. Restart did not work.my machine shut ...
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upstart not running jar file once system has booted

I have been working on several bits of code and done a fair bit of testing and looking around for answers before posting this, so I am hoping someone can help solve this with me. The jar I am able to ...
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Ubuntu Screen goes black after boot using Dedicated GPU

After installing a fresh copy of Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) I am not able to see anything after boot. Once Ubuntu boots, There is no HDD Activity and the Display remains black with no image on the ...
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Ubuntu reinstallation side by side with Windows XP

Here's the issue: my partition table is a mess: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 126435960 63217949 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 ...
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Root filesystem check failed

While updating ubuntu my system crashed and after restarting and entering to ubuntu I get the message Root filesystem check failed.Very much similar to the post Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10: Filesystem check ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 alongside 14.04 and Windows 8.x

Have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Windows 8 machine. For running some old OS software I also need Ubuntu 12.04. Had created the partitions, had started installation of 12.04 from the ...
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How to solve Grub rescue and/or mounting hard drive problem

So, I have important files in this hard drive, and I need pick up them. To sum up, I had two HD on my machine: one with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and another two with Windows 7. I had to connect another HD ...
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Installed Lubuntu alogside with Windows XP but unable to boot

I have installed Lubuntu on IBM Thinkpad T40 alongside with Windows XP . The boot menu appears but my Lubuntu unable to boot.
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Triple boot Windows partition no longer works after Yosemite upgrade

The problem: After upgrading to OS X Yosemite, my triple boot through rEFInd no longer works as it did before. Specifically, I can boot into OS X and Ubuntu, but not Windows. Furthermore, the way I ...
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Can't install. I click install Ubuntu and get a black screen

Please help me. I installed the ISO and used the universal installer to put in a USB drive. When I boot via USB, I click install Ubuntu. Nothing happens. All I get is a black screen. I waited for ...