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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I recently upgraded ubuntu 12.04 to ubuntu 14.04 and now its showing bootloop

I tried to upgrade ubuntu 12.04 Lts to 14.04 Lts (trusty tahr).my connection is bit laggy and had losted connection 4-6 times.everytime after connection loses next time it will ask for partial ...
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boot-failure - usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61

While booting 14.04, I often get this error: usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61 Sometimes some more warning messages are also printed and the computer stops booting. I have to hard reset and ...
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Cant boot in Ubuntu on chromebook

I have an Acer Chromebook C720 I wanted to run exe files so I decided to download Ubuntu. I successfully followed an online tutorial that used a Crouton it all worked fine. But after shutting down and ...
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PXE boot with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm currently having a PXE server to perform many different OS' installation over the network. I have a fully functionnal Ubuntu 13.10 live environnement and I would like to give a try on 14.04 ...
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How to fix partition table where partitions are moved outside of drive and are overlapping?

So, I was trying to do a resize of a partition to make a partition for my linux install. As such I simply tried doing a resize on my Windows OS partition. Performed the resize using GParted. Created a ...
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Ubuntu long boot

my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was booting normally and one day it started to boot for a very long time and I don't know why. I'm uploading a log from bootchart maybe anyone can help me with this problem. ...
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wont boot, freezes at purple screen, cant use terminal to fix at all. tried it already

installed ubuntu on a External HDD, wont boot first time installation ran after installing it to the HDD from windows and restarted. but it wont boot after that, it freezes at a purple screen. i ...
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New laptop won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

I removed the HDD from a Toshiba Computer I bought today and installed a 250GB SSD. After installing it, I immediately installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it from a USB drive. Everything went fine during ...
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Booting Problem after removing old kernels

Reference my earlier posting David, many thanks for reply, sorry for delay, I was rushed away on an assignment. I have run boot repair, also tried the option to fix common problems, which had no ...
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baktrack installation stopped, the computer will not boot

this is my first time in the forum. I run a hp laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu on it (lucid lynx I think). I was running baktrack on a usb on this laptop, when I by mistake used the install.sh with ...
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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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There is no launch menu. In window there is no close and minimize buttons

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2. There is no launch menu. In window there is no close and minimize button. After the bootup, I can only see the wallpaper. Right click is working.
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How to install dracut on Ubuntu?

I just tried to install dracut, a replacement for the initramfs-tools on a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 server to use the advanced features of dracut for booting from NFS over two bonded interfaces. ...
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Ubuntu doesn't showup while booting

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 8 in my Samsung Series 5 np535u4c notebook in a 52 gb disk called Ubuntu. Ubuntu grub screen showed up inttially (till I booted to Windows ...
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GRUB menu lost in win 8 dual boot configuration after hard drive swap

Packard Bell imedia S2185 set to dual boot Win 8\ Ubuntu 14.04 and was using it to work on an embedded linux deployment. I had an issue on another PC and swapped over the hard-drives to see if the ...
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Cannot boot both windows and ubuntu anymore due to wrong partition processes. How do i fix this?

Here is my story: I have decided to format my windows 8.1 with "onekey recovery" button of my Lenovo Ideapad Z510. When completed, i have no problems about windows, however grub2 have been lost. Then ...
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Nouveau unknown chipset at install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu version 14.10 on my new computer. It's a fresh build with nothing installed yet. You can see a list of the hardware here. At first I had difficulty with the UEFI boot, but ...
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powerd.service takes eternity to start at boot

$ systemd-analyze blame 1min 30.182s powerd.service 7.348s plymouth-quit-wait.service 7.270s NetworkManager-wait-online.service 3.419s systemd-udev-settle.service ...
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Boot error on ubuntu 14.04

After having installed boot-repair I got this message. What should I do to fix this?
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Struggling to boot back into windows after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have a question, and hold on, could be a long one. Previously, I have dual booted my computer with linux mint 17.1. I do not know how I bypassed Uefi, but I somehow disabled it. So, previously I ...
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Stuck on splash screen on boot, can't type into tty terminal

After some upgrades (I believe it was for Ubuntu 12.04, wasn't me that ran the upgrade), the boot process became stuck on the splash screen (purple, dots moving along). Presuming the desktop manager ...
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How to get blue screen of OS choose when installed Ubuntu 14.10 with with windows 8.1 [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 with windows 8.1. Installation done successfully. But when i start my computer it show Ubuntu boot menu (snap shot 1) to choose os, but i want the blue screen os choose ...
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Can I get LiveCD/USB platform adaptability on a normal install?

So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up to 4GB (I think that's the max) of persistent storage for downloads, etc. I am asking the opposite, in a sense. I'd like ...
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How do I make a sudo command start at start-up with a 1 minute delay?

I would like to make a sudo command (sudo service smbd restart) run after 1 minute of being logged on. How would I go about doing this? P.S. This is a system with no monitor, mouse, keyboard or ...
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lsb_release consuming time during boot

as per various suggestions found elsewhere on the net, I commented motd related lines in etc/pam.d/login #session optional pam_motd.so motd=/run/motd.dynamic noupdate #session optional ...
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Installed dualboot ubuntu & win7 on two separate drives

First of all, I am total linux noob, so do not judge. I needed Ubuntu for dual-boot, and since I knew that I would not use it that often, I installed it on my other drive. The goal was to not have any ...
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Where is my download folder?

I'm trying to create a Bootable USB with UNetBootin.However, when I click to search for my .iso it only shows Computer and inside that it has a Homeand a root folder. I really need to know how to get ...
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What to do about “the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present”?

While booting Ubuntu 12.04, the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present is showing. What is this? Is this is an error?
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Ubuntu 13.04 UEFI problems

Note: I've had problems with all variants of *Buntu EDIT: Tried Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and it just hangs during UEFI boot, just a black screen I can type on til it freezes. EDIT 2: Tried Lubuntu 13.04 ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 LTS using the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8" option. Ubuntu boots and works fine but when I try to boot into Windows 8 it freezes into a purple screen. My laptop is ...
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IBM ServeRaid M1015 suddenly not mounting on boot

It seems that after updating my server running Ubuntu Server 14.04 my ServeRaid is no longer mounting hdds on boot. Instead I get the "Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery." They are all ...
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Problem with booting Ubuntu from an external HDD

As usual, I apologize in advance if someone else asked this before althoguh I've checked the forum but couldn't find something (exactly) similar to solve this. I have 2 laptops, one with windows 7 ...
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Dual Boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my PC with MBR 1TB disk which already has Windows 7 installed on C drive. I created a 25 GB partition for Ubuntu so expect it to show up under 'Installation ...
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GRUB installation for make USB bootable

Through following a tutorial to make a bootable Windows USB from Ubuntu 14.10 using PC that use BIOS, I opened terminal and run sudo grub-install --target=i386-pc ...
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Dual HDD manual partitioning woes

Wondering if anyone can lend a hand. Installed an SSD in my laptop, now have two drives (SSD for efi patition and /) (HDD for /home & swap). I am able to install uefi mode with all distros (Arch, ...
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Install Ubuntu on external harddrive

I have a Lenovo desktop with Windows 8.1 Pro installed. The computer has a 64-bit processor (Intel(R) Core (TM) i5-4460) I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive with two 465GB partitions. ...
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Gaming mouse cause half minute freeze during boot

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS. My USB Corsair M65 Gaming Mouse causes PC to freeze for 30s at login screen. During this time, I cannot type and there is not mouse pointer. The same effect ...
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Kernel updates will not install - boot partition full

I am running 14.04 LTS. Kernel updates will not install or uninstall. The boot space (approx 240Mb) is now full and using sudo apt-get autoremove, autoclean, clean or remove will not work. This all ...
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booting ubuntu 14.10

I have a Compaq Presario S4100NX 2.5 ghz, 1gb ram, nvidia geforce 6200 512mb, 80g ide hard drive. I removed the video card to install Ubuntu 14.10 then reinstalled the video card; I found and ...
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How to install Windows 8.1(10) in a pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04

I am currenty using Ubuntu 14.04 and I need to install Windows 10 as dual boot. I create new ntfs partition for install Windows, But I get the following error when selecting the desired partition: ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not shut down on Acer Extensa 2509 notebook

I am currently running into a problem with my new Acer Extensa 2509 notebook. After installing Ubuntu 14.10 onto the hard drive, I was not able to shut down my live USB drive. After a hard reset, ...
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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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Is it safe to remove old vmlinuz.* files from /boot

In /boot there are a lot of vmlinuz.* files going back 4 years. Is it safe to remove some of these? Edit: Most seem to have congig-3.* and System.map.* files to go with them. I would probably want to ...
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Entering Rescue mode after formatting Partition containing Ubuntu

So I Formatted the partition having Ubuntu and when I restarted it said error no such partition. Entering rescue mode... I tried following the online answers concerning listing all the partitions ...
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create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am Linux user and currently there is no Windows* PC s available to me . I just want to experience the Windows 8 I have a Windows 8 Image/files I have a running Ubuntu PC I have an 8 GB USB disk I ...
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Unable to boot any Linux distro (DVD/USB)

I have a Compaq HP 6730s since 2009. I'm not using it that much but I really want to try some Linux distros on it. My laptop didn't come wih any Windows installed but FreeDOS. First I had Windows XP ...
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Start-up error (ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell! )

I got serius problem with ubuntu 14.04 please help me. When i start my computer its says following errors: — Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) — Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) — ...
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How do I get a program to start up at boot?

I would like for Apache2 to start whenever the computer is booted. I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. To get Apache to start, I run this command in terminal: sudo /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start I will ...
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VirtualBox boots only in UEFI Interactive shell

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox with UEFI. But now I have rebootet this OS and now it boots into a UEFI Interactive Shell v2.0. How can I boot normaly into Grub again? I hope you can help me, ...
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What to do to install Ubuntu 12.10 in Virtual PC on windows 7 enterprise?

I had review many answers of how to install UBUNTU in Virtual PC and I tried them all but they all failed. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I am using windows 7 enterprise. I had created the ...