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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Linux Won't Run

Wow. I recently installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook C720. I installed it using Crouton, so it runs Chrome and Ubuntu side by side. I can switch between them with a hot key. For more information on my ...
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Ubuntu wants localhost login, won't accept any input

After trying a thousand things over countless hours to get Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS server installed on my Macbook 2,1 (loosely following these instructions), I finally got something that seems like a ...
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/dev/sda1: Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found

I was using my Ubuntu 2015.04 (with ecryptfs-encrypted user home) laptop normally when suddenly, the hard drive became read-only. I rebooted and now it is stuck on this: [ 0.703206] ACPI PCC ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an Asus K501LX

I'm having an incredible amount of trouble installing Ubuntu on an Asus K501LX. I'm booting from a USB drive, created by usb-creator-gtk. I've attempted Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04, as well as Kubuntu ...
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Boot stuck at IRQ 22

I'm running Ubuntu 14 on a Macbook any my system froze so I performed a hard reboot. However when it came back up, it shows me the grub menu but no matter which kernel I pick the boot freezes with the ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu onto USB stick / external USB harddrive from Ubuntu Installer

I've successfully used unetbootin (unetbootin-windows-608) to create a bootable USB memory stick from the ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64 iso image. I select USB boot from my bios boot menu and get the ...
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Can't boot ophcrack with Ubuntu installed on system

On all my other computers I am able to boot ophcrack from a bootable USB drive. On my Acer Aspier E-15 running Ubuntu I cannot boot it up. Don't ask why I need to boot ophcrack on my Ubuntu laptop I ...
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Can't boot from HDD after install of Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo V570

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS on Lenovo V750, I am unable to boot. I get messages: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM. Boot order: ATAPI CD ATA HDD PCI ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on Sony Vaio VPCEG1BFX/ What's Best Ubuntu version for Windows 7?

I want to first say that I've spent the past few days searching for different variations of this question without luck. So I apologize if this has been asked before. How We Got Here A few days ago ...
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Boot script table modified, please contact vendor

I had a variety of distros on this Lenovo G50-45 laptop, most recently Debian 8 and now Xubuntu 15.04 x64. Whenever I want to put the system to sleep (suspend) I get the error message written in ...
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Grub rescue trouble after moving a partition

So I was allocating some free space for ubuntu and now grub is launching in rescue mode. I have done a lot of searching and tried what has been suggested here several times. Grub rescue - error: ...
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How to change the boot menu icons + rename on my MacBook Air for a liveUSB

So I have a liveUSB with persitence installed with unetbootin from my mac (using this tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpwrrQ36yqM ), and it works perfectly. However, when booting my mac ...
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Recover bcache backing partition data

I had a bcache setup using a spinning disk and SDD. The SSD cache got busted. Now when I boot from a live CD, I can't mount the backing drive since mount doesn't recognize the bcache filesystem. Is ...
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unable to upgrade to lts (or any supported distro) I am new no dvd

I bought a cheap laptop off gumtree. Unfortunately it does not come with dvd so I cannot install 15.1 or 14.04 on it. I do have old linux 11.2 I think but there is no way that I can see to upgrade it ...
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WIN 8.1 OS Share Ubuntu HD Update [duplicate]

Are there any updated step by step instructions for partitioning a WIN 8.1 HD, and sharing with Ubuntu?
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ZFS root filesystem

I've been trying to install ubuntu with a zfs as root filesystem. But it seems that GRUB 2.xx which has ZFS support doesen't support compression, so i disabled it. However i keep running in to the ...
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Toshiba satellite radius not loading bootable usb

I recently bought a Toshiba satellite radius (model: L15W-B1120). I already read countless of posts. In the posts they recommend to disable secure boot and also fastboot, I already did. I created a ...
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Write bootable BIOS update .ISO to USB stick

Lenovo distributes BIOS updates as .iso files (example) that are supposed to be burnt on a CD and booted. Burning it to a CD worked and booted correctly, but now I want to use a USB stick instead ...
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Why is my boot time slow?

I have SSHD and boot lasted 5 seconds formerly. Now it lasts about 25 seconds. I have upgraded to 15.04 from 14.10. Here is my dmesg log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11918645/ I can't use bootchart. It ...
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Boot on other partition

A couple of days ago I updated the 14.04 LTS all the way up to 15.04. Everything worked fine until I watched a movie which was barely watchable due to stuttering. Also my CPU (AMDx64) got very hot. So ...
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Can we run Linux (Ubuntu 14) from external drive that has more than one partition, and one of them has no OS?

I can't run the Linux 14 from my external disc. I partitioned the disc using Disk Utility in my Mac. I then installed it with another computer that is not a Mac that is 5-10 years old. I inserted the ...
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How to setup linux on drive d without removing windows on drive c and other drives

I am a starter in Linux. I was having a windows laptop with the hard drive split into 5 drives. Drive C Windows 8.1, Drive D and G empty. Other drives has important data. I want install Linux on ...
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Installed SSD and want to boot existing Ubuntu off of original Hard Disk

I just installed a new SSD into my laptop and had some questions on how to boot into Ubuntu. Before I installed my SSD, I had a single HDD with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed on it. When I ...
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Ubuntu doesn't Boot - Disk full

I have created 10 GB drive for Ubuntu installation on windows machine and it works properly but its memory gets full and now it is not booting. How to free the memory?
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How to fix a usb for booting [duplicate]

Hello my repiar/boot usb turned to read only filesystem please help me turn it back into read and write system.
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly only boots into tty1

I've read through about 20+ threads where others had the same thing happen, however NONE of the solutions I found worked for me. Some were not even possible to try or didn't apply. I'm really stuck ...
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Using Ubuntu via USB. Will all downloads/saves be saved to USB?

I'm a web developer of many years. I've grown tired on the Microsoft scene, so I'm moving on to other Operating Systems - Mac OS and Ubuntu/Linux. I have to stay marketable and that's where ...
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Various Errors When Booting Ubuntu

After booting, the following message appears: Welcome to emergency mode after logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot systemctl default Use "systemctl ...
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can ubuntu 15.04 be installed using a Asus sabertooth Z97 mark 1 mother board?

Today I decided that I would try and install Ubuntu 15.04 along side Windows 8.1 as I have been having troubles with disk and CPU usage being at 90% or higher for no reason at all. I have followed ...
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Grub acting up, and monitor resolution not detected - Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome

I've been having a lot of trouble with this lately and wanted to check if anyone here had a solution. I installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 on my secondary drive, but now when I boot up I get into the GRUB ...
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14.04 Booting Issues

after almost 1 year of use, right after the last update i've started having issues in booting. If i try, that's what i got: [ 0.747081] CPU: 1 PID: 1 Comm: swapper/0 Not Tainted 3.13.0-33-generic ...
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I dual-booted Ubuntu and Windows, and now I want to switch to another distro

Alright, so the other day I installed Ubuntu GNOME alongside Windows 8. Now I've decided that the latest version is just too buggy, and I want to switch to stock Ubuntu. Instead of just installing ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after Upgrade to 15.04 from 14.04

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04. At boot up I am getting a prompt initramfs _ error opening USB device 'descriptors' file which repeats without end. I can use Ctrl+D and kill the ...
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Windows 8.1 won't boot after installing Ubuntu 15.04

So, I made bootable usb with ubuntu, then install ubuntu on my other pendrive, also GRUB. But when I power on my computer, some GRUB console pop up and windows won't load up. But when I put my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 won't start up

Ubuntu boots into a console instead of the graphical interface. This is the result: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS ubuntu tty1 ubuntu login: steven Password: Last login: Mon Jul 20 05:51:12 EDT 2015 on tty1 ...
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Boot Ubuntu from external USB HDD on Retina MacBookPro 2015

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04/x86_64 on an external USB HDD, the disk has a GUID partition table, and the Ubuntu was installed with EFI boot manager. I can successfully boot the USB HDD on some Windows ...
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Boot failure after attempting to upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04, what to do next?

My system was stable running 14.10 but every time I booted up I was prompted to upgrade to 15.04. I finally gave in and attempted the upgrade. It gave several errors during the process, reported at ...
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would updating grub fix Ubuntu crash error

When I had Windows 10 on my PC it never crashed. But then I put Ubuntu 15.05. It crashes about once per day. But it's a hardware level crash (maybe) as Ubuntu is not crashing. It just winks out ...
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Boot in failed. Shows Fontconfig error

After an unsuccessful upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04, I am not allowed to login as it shows a black screen with message beginning with Fontconfig error:"etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 14: out ...
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Can't boot ubuntu, showing GNU grub menu instead [closed]

I can't boot Ubuntu, instead it shows me the GNU Grub menu. Until yesterday, it worked fine but now it's stuck at gnu grub menu. The items in the gnu grub menu are: Ubuntu, with Linux ...
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How to add a custom driver to MAAS boot image?

I'm having problem with Realtek network driver on my MAAS node, and I want to try inserting the network driver built using Realtek source (not the open source version). However, I can't find an easy ...
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Grub Error - ^Y: comand not found

I was trying to change default boot option for my laptop(ubuntu and Windows). I can not update the grub which is the last step. When enter the command "sudo update-grub" i get this error "Searching ...
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How to edit /boot/efi

I have installed rEFInd, and it works well enough, but I am trying to add a theme. To do so, I need access to the /boot/efi/ folder. When I try to access it, I get the following error: ...
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works fine but when restarted or shut down it is impossible to open again and after many times it starts again

i donot know anything about ubuntu and installed it from a bootable usb and installed ubuntu 14.04LTS and worked fine. but when i shut it doww and started again it came with 3 options at start page ...
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Booting from live Linux DVD on Dell Latitude D830

The bootup order has the DVD at Number Four, however there is no other OS on the hard drive. I do not see any option on the Dell D830 Latitude laptop that will allow it to see the Linux DVD, altho it ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 Black screen after interrupting MemTest x86

i have installed ubuntu 14.04 after installing windows 7 (dual boot) a years ago and i have been working on both OS without problems now when i boot to ubuntu i choose from the menu memtest x86 (i ...
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Computer won't restart or shut down

I have purchased a new laptop (HP Pavilion 11-n040ca x360; see here). At first I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it, but after the installation finished the computer refused to shutdown. I manually closed ...
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error symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found

My dual boot Ubuntu/Windows installation on a Samsung Series 7 laptop is suddenly broken, I do not know why. I have not made an update, and the laptop was not even connected to the internet when it ...
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Linux ubuntu can load grub after deleting windows 8.1 dual boot see reults.txt below

Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ============================= Boot Info Summary: =============================== => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda. sda8: ...
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Ubuntu UEFI Dual-Boot without boot repair

I have an HP Pavilion with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I managed to dual boot Ubuntu 15.04 successfully. Then, I replaced the Windows Boot Loader with the grub loader as default by entering this ...