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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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Problems in creating bootable pendrive with Windows 8.1

I have already tried to use solutions from: How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? but non of them works in my case. While using WinUSB installation progress stops at 'installing ...
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How do I recover Windows 7 on my Grub menu, Ubuntu 14.04

I duel boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (Windows being installed first) and a couple days ago I jumped on to Ubuntu to check for updates and after it updated, I found that the Windows option had ...
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VESA: Intel® Sandybridge/Ivybridge removal

I accidentally installed very outdated drivers, I have been tricked into installing this old graphics driver and I need the original default drivers the computer came with! I really need help with ...
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How to load a different version of linux kernel?

I am currently using ubuntu 14.04 with the kernel 3.13.0-37-generic, I want to try booting from another kernel 3.17.01 (latest stable release). I have downloaded and built the 3.17.01 kernel from ...
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Ubuntu BusyBox initramfs Error 14.04

Suddenly after shutting down Ubuntu and when reopenning, I get prompted to one shell of BusyBox. I only had a set of options in help there. I tried to follow this solution: Boot drops to a ...
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Can no longer boot into Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 7

I had installed Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 7 (2013), and all was working reasonably well. I believe I clicked on something to upgrade the system, and then it no longer booted -- just get a small ...
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Computer boots automatically into GNU GRUB, no other options

Currently, when I start my computer, this screen is shown. I do not have any other options, it boots into this within a second of starting my computer. I used to have Windows 8.1 dual booted with ...
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Boot to external hdd from a UnetBootin usb key

I have an external hdd with multiple operating systems on it (Ubuntu, Centos, etc). On newer computers, the drive is recognized as a USB HDD and I can boot it directly just fine. However on an ...
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Tried to return to windows after installing ubuntu and got stuck at “no such partition entering rescue mod”

The question is quite complex. I've tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB on my PC which had already been running Windows 7. Initially the Ubuntu installer didn't detect windows OS, so I've made ...
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Windows 7 Ubuntu incorrect installation

While using my laptop to install Ubuntu onto a USB Hard Disk I mistakenly installed the Boot directory onto my Laptop C: Hard Drive. Now my laptop will not Boot into Windows and gives the the Grub ...
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Start weblogic server automaticallly when ubuntu reboots

I have to restart the weblogic server every time ubuntu reboots by running scripts like startWeblogic.sh and nodeManager.sh. I wanted to automate this process by using rc.local file but it doesn't ...
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how to run checkdisk before boot de system?

i'm a begginer, i'd like to know the best opcion for run checkdist in linux before run de Operative System, because my OS stays in a loop, i want to check the disc
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Ubuntu/Windows dual boot issue

I first had Windows 8.1 already installed on my machine, and then I decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as well. I first shrunk the size of my Windows Disk. Then I installed Ubuntu, splitting it into ...
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How do I start an ncurses program in a screen session as a specific user at boot and grap a virtual terminal

I want to start a ncurses program at boot that will display on the screen at boot, but within screen so that I can ssh into the machine remotely and see what is being displayed. The program and the ...
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How to debug intermittent boot problem?

My ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (actually, a mythbuntu) has started to fail to boot. It's intermittent (happens ~25% of the time). I keep up to date with software--currently at 3.13.0-36-generic kernel ...
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Touchscreen and Auto Rotate

I have an HP Pavillion x360 that came OEM with Windows 8.1. Due to my work I was required to dual boot with Kubuntu 14.04. After some time Kubuntu managed to delete a Windows partition and end the ...
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Bootloader fails to install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my mac. I partitioned the hard drive and whenever the installer reaches the part of installing the bootloader it tells me that it was unable to install it. I've ...
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How to PXE network boot Ubuntu Server 14.04 using NFS

So far I have a PXE server based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 setup and running, configured to serve a Linux Mint 17 live CD and Ubuntu Server 14.04. The aim is to use NFS to serve install media around the ...
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Black screen in ubuntu 14.04 installation

When I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 from USB stick, and then selecting on 'Install Ubuntu' option leaves me on black screen with prompt. My system configuration OS: Windows 8.1 64 bit AMD A8 ...
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GParted Unknown Partition [duplicate]

I recently opened up GParted to partition some space and I noticed an unknown partition being listen. I don't know whether this is why my computer has booting/waking from suspend really slowly but if ...
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Launch my windows recovery bootable partition

I need to get my computer as i got it from the shop. For that i get a bootable recovery partition on my hard drive. And i just don't know, how to launch it at the start of the computer... (don't get ...
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How do I remove ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sda6 installed alongside ubuntu 12.04 on dev/sda1

I did a silly thing. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Ubuntu 12.04. I want to get rid of ubuntu 14.04 (dev/sda6). Here is my gparted: How do I remove sda6 and merge it with sda1 in ubuntu 12.04. ...
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trouble accessing USB boot up screen

Recently i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and enjoying it. I decided to remove windows 8 because i no longer needed it and absolutely disgusted by it. I want to install another OS back on to my PC so i ...
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ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed

I've acer-pc which had at the beginning installed oem windows 8 or 8.1 x64. Later I wanted to install custom ubuntu. I checked oem/normal/x86/x64, other windows installations. I've installed os even ...
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why can't i resume after using lock/hibernate mode?

First of all, hibernate has been very iffy for me. And then when I open my computer back up it goes to the Light Display Manager login. I usually can "Ctrl-Alt-F7" to get to the regular login, but ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Grub Rescue error

So I installed linux (ubuntu) yesterday on a fresh hdd with a disk. It worked fine till today when it froze after I had had it in sleep mode and I had to turn it off and on again to be greeted with a ...
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Ubuntu 14 slow startup

After some time using my Ubuntu 14.04 it became painfully slow on boot/startup. Here is an image of my bootload. Can you help me?
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How to find what prevent my computer from unlocking?

When asking for my UNIX password at the login screen, entering the right password won't unlock it but it does the sound as if it's happy and don't give an error message. Here are the last things I ...
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GRUB2: black screen when booting Windows

I know this might be a duplicate, but I've read a lot of threads about this and none pointed me to the solution. When loading GRUB2 I have a black screen (with static white cursor on the upper left) ...
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Ubuntu doesnt load after installing windows 7

Installed windows 7 on my hp-15r014tx. I had installed ubuntu before . after lot of struggle. I partitioned my hardisk into two parts. 500 GB NTFS(For windows) and 400 GB ext4(for linux) and some ...
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On boot, black screen “Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS [name] tty1

When ever I boot up my laptop I get a black screen that says: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS [name] tty1 After letting it sit for a while my laptop boots up into its normal GUI. I'm worried this might turn ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu to a USB HDD with Windows 8 on internal? Need confirmation

I am trying to make sure that Ubuntu will install correctly and boot from a USB HDD. Windows 8.1 is installed on the primary internal 1TB, this is a 230 GB (after all extra was taken out). If I were ...
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Cloned my harddrive to a SSD, SSD will not boot, suspect GRUB problem

Wanted to replace my laptop internal harddrive with an SSD, and not lose, or have to rebuild all my configuration info, etc. Cloned the harddrive to the SSD with Acronis True Image HD, which warned ...
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Slow boot/resume from suspend

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 8.1 on my laptop and have been enjoying it a lot. I realized some day that I wanted to give more space for my root and home partitions (they ...
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Problems booting after moving from Ubuntu 12.04 from one HD to another

I recently tried to move my Ubuntu 12.04 OS from a smaller hard drive to a newer one by following, for the most part, the instructions described at ...
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How do I make my system detect ubuntu?

I have two partitions one is ext4 for ubuntu 500 gb and other is ntfs for windows 500 gb again. But the syetem automatically boots to windows without detecting ubuntu and also does not detect the 500 ...
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Problem with initial Ubuntu 14.04 startup

I have a problem booting up my fresh Ubuntu install. I messed around with this for a few days now, and can't figure it out or find a solution for it. Most likely it's my nvidia optimus driver problem ...
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Can't run Ubuntu because of PXE Boot

I wanted to run Ubuntu without install on a computer at school but they have this dumb PXE network service boot and when I turn the computer on, instead of having to press f6, f10 or f12 I get this ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1+Ubuntu12.04 - can't boot on windows

I got a Toshiba Sattelite S70-b-110, with windows 8.1 pre-installed. I partitioned my HDD into 4 : C:/ (Windows install) ; P:/ (Windows Data and installed programs) ; Ubuntu install (/) ; ...
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Live USB boot does not work "any more!

For the past couple of days I was experimenting with Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 14 (BIOS) on a Dell xps 15Z. I used a USB drive to install ubuntu on this system (HP formatting tool & YUMI) ...
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Why do I get an error whenever I install the bootloader?

I'm on an iMac which also boots Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I get to the part of installing the bootloader I get an error. Previously I continued ...
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Can't boot from CD/Install Windows

My issue is with Ubuntu 14.04. I have recently installed Ubuntu over Windows 8, being unhappy with Windows. After playing with Ubuntu, I discovered that some of my hardware and software is ...
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How to install edubuntu without usb neither dvd boot?

I have got an old PC (2001) and I try to install edubuntu for my children. I downloaded the iso file and install it on a usb key with unetbootin (from ubuntu). I try to boot on this key on my laptop ...
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The Disk drive for /windows is not ready yet [duplicate]

when my laptop is booting there is a message called The Disk drive for /windows is not ready yet or not present Continue to wait or press S to skip mounting or M for Manual recover why is ...
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Ubuntu startup problem

I am using Ubuntu, I start up my computer and see the following message. Keys: Press F to attempt to fix the errors, I to ignore, S to skip mounting, or M for manual recovery.
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sysvinit services not starting on boot, upstart services starting [closed]

I have a problem with my Ubuntu server installation :/ The server runs several services, e.g. postfix, dovecot (as a mailserver), apache2, mysqld, elasticsearch. Normally on startup, these services ...
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How to install graphics drivers off a live usb

Hi im having some trouble with Xubuntu. I have a toshiba satellite c50-b-14d (Hardware can be found here: http://www.toshiba.co.uk/laptops/satellite/c50-b/satellite-c50-b-14d/) After installing ...
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Windows 8/ Ubuntu Dual Installation Problem!

Okay, so I have fulfilled all the requirements necessary to dual booting Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Windows 8 (disabling secure boot and fast boot, making liveCD, and partitioning 50gb of free space on my 2tb ...
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need to boot back into windows 8 [duplicate]

i don't know exactly what topic i should read, but i thought it would be better to just post this. i have an acer laptop, and i was locked out of the bios. i wanted to try something new and installed ...
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(Boot Problems) Error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. grub rescue>

I normally auto-boot to windows through grub because of music software incompatibilities with Ubuntu. This message came up one day and I could never figure out what happened, but It won't let me even ...