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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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 with grub4dos (RMPrepUSB)

After downloading the Ubuntu 14.04, I need run/install it from a bootable Flash drive. I have a bootable pendrive, with grub4dos, and I was looking for someone who had posted the command to run / ...
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No operating system found with liveUSB

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 for my studies on my Asus F75V with Windows 8 preinstalled. After many tries, I finally manage to boot on my liveUSB but... the only message I got is "No operating ...
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“Reboot and select proper boot device” error after clean Ubuntu 13.04 install

I am having the same problem as Clean Install of Ubuntu won't boot [reboot and select proper boot device] where a fresh Ubuntu install completes but will not boot. I get a Reboot and select ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation results in only a slash at the top left corner of a blank screen

I'm trying to install ubuntu 13.04 as the only operating system on my box. It's an Intel motherboard with on-board RAID, 16 gigs of RAM. It's on UEFI boot. I had been using Ubuntu 12.04 exclusively, ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after installing it and it looks like it isn't even installed in the disc management

I Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 45GB partition, and when it asked me to reboot the computer, the dual boot menu didn't appear, it boot directly Windows 7. When I checked the disc management, there was ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Mac Os X - GRUB Rescue prompt SET commands made permanent?

I recently re-installed my Mac OS X partition. This somehow messed up my entire partition scheme it seems. First I got dropped to the Grub rescue> prompt when trying to boot Ubuntu. I had never ...
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BIOS not detecting boot files for 14.04LTS single OS installation

I am consistently getting the ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. message when trying to boot a single OS Ubuntu 14.04LTS setup. I have a brand new Packard Bell L4875-i5 ...
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System boot results in `BOOTMGR missing`, `missing operating system`, `no bootable devices`

During an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 my computer suddenly froze. I restarted the computer and now it will not boot. I have seen various messages such as BOOTMGR missing, missing operating system, no ...
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Windows or ubuntu wont boot after boot-repair

Pre-installed Windows 7 then installed ubuntu 12.04 using live CD. Ubuntu did not boot so used boot-repair to fix this problem but it did not work. Now it directly boots to BIOS.
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After re-installing ubuntu 13.10, stuck at GRUB Rescue, Boot-Repair didn't work!

Because i could not get the WiFi login work, i thought i will reinstall ubuntu, with internet connection to have updated drivers for wireless & graphics etc. I have deleted earlier linux ...
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bootable system

I downloaded the Ubuntu OS on my Toshiba using a CD and USB drives but the Ubuntu main screen shuts down halfway through the process. I think my main hard disk is damaged but not sure how to tell. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting problem with several errors

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.01 and suddenly yesterday when I want to open my OS as usually first it came up with grub-rescue error. I restarted my Laptop after five minutes and this time it was given me ...
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How Do I Create A Bootable Windows USB? [duplicate]

I recently used Gparted to resize my partition, so I have 200GB of unallocated space that I want to install Windows 7 to. The problem is, my computer won't let me boot from USB. It let me boot ...
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Computer doesn't recognize hard drive for booting windows 8

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my computer today to dual boot with Windows 8.1. I created a 10 gigabyte partition for Ubuntu and then tried to install it. During the installation process, I ...
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problem before getting to the login screen

This is the problem: I was trying to get rid off the cairo-dock desktop option (when you have the login screen and click on the ubuntu symbol and then you have the option to choose what kind of ...
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Installing Ubuntu OS onto a self built computer that has no OS on it [duplicate]

I want to build a computer and install Ubuntu on it. How would I make a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu on it? The computer will have no OS on it so how do I make the computer boot the USB and install ...
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How to create UEFI-only bootable USB live media?

Having live media that can boot both ways can be a problem when installing Ubuntu onto currently available Windows 8 computers. In other words the key advantage to creating UEFI-only bootable USB ...
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Ubuntu Server Blinking Cursor after Fresh Install

Ubuntu Newbie here, I am installing Ubuntu Server 14 on an SSD on a Lenovo ThinkCentre, and every time I install completely, I receive the dreaded blinking cursor. But, here is the kicker, if I put ...
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Problems booting Ubuntu, “gave up waiting for root device”

I had very odd things happen after I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 installation to the newer 13.10. I decided to upgrade version by version to avoid losing my configuration. The upgrade from ...
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Ubuntu boots slowly

I have noticed that my laptop is booting more slowly recently. I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I think that it has something to do with cleaning /tmp directory because it stops for a while at stopping log ...
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Trouble installing Windows 7 via USB

I've spent the better part of two days trying to solve this problem, and still I'm coming up empty. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on an ASUS laptop. I don't have an optical drive, so I'm ...
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64 Bit Xubuntu on Full Software Raid 0 Using Mini.Iso

What I am asking is doable but the thing is I forgot how to do it since the last time I did. I recently upgraded my Ram to 8Gb from 2Gb. I am using an Asus Maximus Extreme with an intel core 2 duo ...
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How do I get GRUB to load properly from a USB external hard drive?

I've created a bootable backup of my Ubuntu to an external USB hard drive. I can now boot to my external backup from grub when grub is loaded from my internal hard drive, but I cannot boot to grub on ...
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Does using ubuntu bootable usb leave trace/scope for recovery software?

I am currently using windows 8 on my laptop in order to remove personal information from laptop. I used usb bootable drive of ubuntu to cut/copy paste my data to external hdd. By adopting this will it ...
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Xubuntu/Windows 7 Dual Boot - Video Issue

I recently wiped the hard drive of my Toshiba Satellite E45T-A4200 to remove the pre-installed Windows 8. Next, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 via flash drive, and upon completion I was able to ...
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In the last 2 months I have no boot for second time

Good day, Yesterday I installed the last update. I have Ubuntu 12.04. Shutted down and when I turned on a few hours later I had no Boot. The first time I had no Boot I used Boot-repair with success. ...
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Login Loop after fsck to Fix Not Booting (common fixes not working)

In the last month my Thinkpad X201 running 14.04 hasn't booted multiple times and drops into initramfs. Each time I had to use a live usb and fsck to fix errors, so it would run again. This usually ...
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After first software update on ubuntu 14.04 pc boots to a black screen

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 twice on my OptiPlex 990 Dell computer. Both times, after first software update the pc boots to a black screen. I thought it was a video driver problem, so the second time ...
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Serious Problem after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 to 13.10 while booting [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu partition from 13.10 to 14.04. After the upgrade I rebooted the system and got the following error message whilst booting: Serious errors were found while checking the ...
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Black Screen after grub - Ubuntu Server 14.04.4

I have a Fit-PC3 (specs here), but when I want to install Ubuntu Server (by choosing the first option given on the grub menu), a black screen appears only. I know this is a common issue, and I know I ...
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New Ubuntu Server 14.04 Installation doesn't boot

So I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 into my old PC. I used an external USB flash drive, because I couldn't get the optical drives to work. Installation went fie without problems. However, after ...
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file error /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod trying to repair boot, live dvd install probleml

I have seen that there are a lot of threads about this problem. I had Windows 8 installed on my series 3 samsung i5 computer and I tried to install ubuntu 13.04. This is what I did: Because of the ...
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Graphics problems on startup

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1. I started Ubuntu successfully maybe three times, then the last time, it stopped responding and I had to restart. Ever since then, I could ...
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Ubuntu Crashed my Windows recovery

I have Windows 8.1 installed Laptop. I wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop. So, Inserted ubuntu bootable pen drive. It initiated a dark red screen like this: and nothing happened for more two ...
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No GRUB Screen or recovery mode on Boot after 12.04 Upgrade

I tried the live boot CD and boot-repair, also loaded the Desktop install CD, and it looks like all partitions check out OK. However, when I try to boot Linux (the only bootable partition on the ...
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Do all the daemons indicated by configFiles/scripts/links in /etc/{init,init.d} start at the boot?

Are all the daemons (services) indicated by configuration-files/scripts/links in /etc/init/, /etc/init.d/ meant to start at the boot; so can I assume those directories being like start-up directory ...
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Should I create the Reserved BIOS boot area partition?

I have Asus N550JV with Windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a dual boot setup. I am not familiar with turning off "fast boot", disabling "secure boot" and enabling "launch CSM". ...
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How to install Ubuntu with ASRock bios?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 with ASRock hardware. ASRock BIOS has "Secure boot" disabled, and "Fast boot" is disabled too. I have also set the correct boot order in the BIOS. When trying to ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from EFI/UEFI?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a newly bought Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 71 (model: 1577-G3G) with EFI boot enabled. I opted for the Use Entire Disk option. Even though the installation process went without ...
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I can't find the Ubuntu installer for Windows so that I can dual boot

This question may be very naive and silly, but i was reading up on downloading Ubuntu on my Windows 7 device so that i could dual boot, and use programs on Windows 7, as well as use Ubuntu. This ...
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How to check partition and boot-sector modification time?

I wonder if there is a way to check the date/time (timestamps) of modifications made to the boot sector and partitions, both manual/automated or due to hard disk crashes?
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Boot repair : error occurred

We were trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04 In Dual Boot Mode With Windows 8.1 UEFI in my new HP laptop. The installation of Ubuntu was finished successfully. But when I rebooted (with secure boot ...
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Stuck booting after network adapter change

I have been switching around my VirtualBox network adapters recently, and when I got to the office today my Ubuntu 14.04 server VM got stuck at Starting MySQL [OK] (or whatever the phrasing is of that ...
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ubuntu 14.04 black screen when installing

I'm new in this forum. I know, that this is an old problem and I have been reading other questions regarding this. However, I've been unable to find the solution. I've been trying to install Ubuntu ...
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How is ubuntu live user graphical session (startx) started up in a LiveCD?

I am trying to build a custom ISO, using ubuntu-builder. I've taken a 12.40 mini remix ISO as a starting point. Here is my specific example - however, I'm interested in principle how the process goes ...
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Ubuntu boot hangs

I'm using Ubuntu LTS12.04 and I'm having a serious issue. When I boot my computer, the Ubuntu starting screen (with the 5 dots) is loading, the dots are filling but then the process hangs (the 5 dots ...
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Asking for cache data failed | Assuming drive cache : write through. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS GUI doesnot appear

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my hard drive partition of 10 gb. I was uninstalling some software and after that this messages started coming up on a black full screen. Asking for cache data ...
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Lubuntu 14.04.1 Fresh Install Won't Boot: runaway loop, USB

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1. I tried to boot into it several times, waiting >4 minutes each time, and saw only a fat blinking cursor in the upper left. I chrooted into the OS from a ...
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Grub options are not visible on booting on Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite running Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I've managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my new Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite ultrabook. After updating some configuratiosn in the UEFI installation was very easy. The only questions and issue I believe I'm ...
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What is the diference between a normal boot and resume option after a recovery boot?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.5 server machine that hangs on boot, but if I choose recovery mode and then resume, everything's ok. Any clue?!