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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Create a DOS bootable USB drive (16 GB)

I have two computers, both on Ubuntu, and I need to upgrade the BIOS on one of them. I can get a version of DOS and also use UNetBootin with FreeDOS, but I can't copy the BIOS firmware and flash ...
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Encrypted disks fail to mount

I have two disks on my machine, encrypted through the Ubiquity installer. Each has a different password. Running Ubuntu 14.04 with all of the latest updates as of yesterday evening. Normally, on ...
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How do I correct this message? The disk drive for/mnt/usb-corsair_flash_voyager_ A 1000000000 25461-0:0-part1 [duplicate]

I sometimes get the following message when I have been using my 4GB Corsair Flash drive. The disk drive for/mnt/usb-corsair_flash_voyager_ A 1000000000 25461-0:0-part1 is not ready yet or not ...
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How to give boot priority to grub2 on HP Envy 15 notebooks?

Yesterday I installed xubuntu 14.04 on an USB3 ultrafit pendrive just to avoid modifying the partition table of my new HP Envy 15 jxxx. Everything works fine, xubuntu do perfectly this job... but ...
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Ubuntu every time resets to installed settings when I reboot

Every time I log in or reboot my system, the Ubuntu settings reset to what they were when I first installed the system. I am using ubuntu 14.xx latest one available. I am booting from USB. I did this ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load after updating from 12.04 to newer version [on hold]

Sorry if this question dublicates another one, yet so far I've been looking for an answer for my problem and no such I found here. After loading my 12.04 Ubuntu once I've got a system message to ...
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System problems after installing hardware upgrade in 12.04

I absent mindedly clicked on the 'install new hardware' link in Update Manager and this has caused some major problems with my system even though there was no such warning during installation. First, ...
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Install of Ubuntu 14.04 64amd desktop ISO live USB returns errno5 error

Does the machine that I want to install 14.04 on need to have the HDD partitioned and formatted in any specific way to fix this error? The live USB will boot up 14.04 in the "Try Ubuntu without ...
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Can not boot! initramfs error!

I've had Ubuntu for a while and it'd been working fine till now. Every time I try to boot I get this message and I can not go any further: BusyBox v1.17.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.17.1-10ubuntu1) built-in shell ...
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Show ubuntu boot as UEFI in boot selection HP Envy

I've recently installed xubuntu on my HP Envy 15. I can't set it as default boot because it is not seen as UEFI boot. The strange fact is that the usb drive I used to install xubuntu (made with ...
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How to fix display of system rescue cd?

I recently change system rescue cd to 4.3.1. One thing different is that it starts from a character console (like 80 characters per line), then the font becomes smaller and the console only takes ...
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GRUB problems after Upgrade 14.04

I upgraded to 14.04 on a server a few months back and today was the first time that I have rebooted it. When I expected it to come up normal, it seemed that GRUB was broken or just not found. I ...
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Ubuntu installed GRUB over rEFIt

I had my Mac set up with rEFIt and installed Ubuntu 13.04, unfortunately GRUB was installed over rEFIt. I was not expecting this and have since found out that I have no idea where my installation disk ...
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Why did dual boot system stop booting Linux?

I'm trying to understand why the following happened... I think (hope) I can fix it using boot-repair but have not yet tried. To clarify... I had a successful UEFI dual boot setup with Win 7 64bit (no ...
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How to turn off the boot up beep of Ubuntu Live USB?

I have recently bought a Yoga 2 Pro i5 version and a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Mobile USB HDD. I made a 4GB partition and used the Universal USB Installer to write the ISO into the partition with ...
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Boot-repair failed with Ubuntu 14.04.1 & Windows 8

I have a Samsung laptop with pre-installed windows 8. Its a 64 bit machine with dual boot. I recently tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from Ubuntu 13.10. I installed by creating three partitions ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot after moving to different partitions

My original setup: SSD: /dev/sdc1: Windows System Reserve /dev/sdc2: Windows /dev/sdc3: /root HDD1: /dev/sda1: NTFS Storage HDD2: /dev/sdb2: Windows Documents /dev/sdb1: Extended /dev/sdb5: ...
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Entire HDD is one big lvm2-pv, hence unable to resize partitions or even bring back Windows

**The History** I have a Samsung NP300 E5C laptop with 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD. I bought it as freeDOS. Then I installed Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit OS in it. Then I wanted ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows (dual-boot) - Windows now no longer boots up

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 after several failed attempts at other distributions running alongside Windows 8.1. I have managed to successfully install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside my Windows 8.1 ...
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COMRESET failed and slow boot times

I've been having slow boot up times with a fresh install of 12.04.2 LTS. I see this in my syslog: Jul 2 13:42:56 victor-Lenovo-U310 kernel: [20058.135895] ata1: link is slow to respond, please be ...
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Impossible to boot from USB

Been downloading Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS multiple times already. Don't have a CD drive and created a bootable USB stick with recommended UUI from "Pendrivelinux.com Once rebooting, Windows XP starts as ...
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I'm not getting a grub menu on boot

instead i'm getting a blue screen saying you need to repair your device(0x0000225).but however i'm getting a "Ubuntu( WDC 00xxxx)" option when i enter into boot device options in my bios and when i ...
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Corrupted boot file

a while back ( 6 months or so ) I was using a single laptop and switching out the Windows HDD with my Ubuntu SSD drive from time to time. The laptop was in standby in Windows ( I thought it was off ! ...
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Can't update: low space in /boot (LVM) - I already cleaned my Lubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak

I have low space on /boot partition and I can't update my Lubuntu. I have LVM. I deleted old kernels and used Ubuntu Tweak. I tried to loaded from LiveCD and with gparted grow up my /boot-size, but ...
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Insmod error in grub: symbol not found:grub_realidt

I have a dual boot PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and then to 13.04 and since then I have not been able to boot because the PC goes into grub rescue with the error "File ...
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How do I speed up how fast GRUB starts/hands off to OS?

After the BIOS finishes its POST, grub starts but the time between the BIOS finishing and seeing the Ubuntu startup screen takes maybe 3 or even 4 seconds, and when I set it to take 5 seconds to ...
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Burn IMG to ISO

I have a Chrome OS IMG file for USB drives. I want to convert this to an ISO so I can burn to a DVD for installing on an older machine that doesn't do USB boot. I've tried ccd2iso but it says it ...
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no dash/applets shown after installing ubuntu desktop on ubuntu server 14.04 64bit

I tried to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server i.e: - Motherboard: mini-ITX GIGABYTE H77N-WIFI - Processor : Core i3 - DDR3 : 8 GB - SATA HDD : 1 x 500GB, 3 x 1TB - Network if: ...
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Install error - no bootable media

I am trying to to a home built server with all new parts. Below are my components: Zotac H87-ITX-A-E Intel Pentium g3258 Kingston HyperX 4gb DDR3 Seagate 3tb NAS HDD (two) ASUS DRW-24F1ST I have ...
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Fixing Windows7 Bootmgr

I made my laptop Dell XPS 15z dual boot with Ubuntu last year, and something went wrong & BOOTMGR of my windows got fried. I couldn't fix it that time. And I kept using Ubuntu. I don't even ...
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Refusal to Boot; Fixed Through Recovery; No Idea what Happened

Right now I'm using the latest version of Lubuntu 14, fyi. Anyhow, I'm not suffering a problem right now, but due to my lack of knowledge on the issue I'm not exactly sure if it's fixed either, and ...
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Synaptics driver doesn't load sometimes

Sometimes (randomly), the synaptics touchpad driver won't load on bootup. When reading /var/log/boot.log, i don't see anything touchpad-driver-like being started when this happens. But the file ...
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ubuntu doesn't boot with initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic and initrd.img-3.13.0-36-generic

I'm not able to boot with initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic and initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic - just drops into a busybox shell with the regular generic message. I though that was something kernel related ...
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kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,2)

I'm so new to Linux and suddenly found the error message appear when i boot after i click install ubuntu Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,2)
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Kernel Panic - not syncing on Ubuntu 12.04

Yesterday I was updating my ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04. I have a laptop, a compaq presario v6000, with that system only: One HD for Linux, no virtuabox, and so on. For update my Ubuntu I used the ...
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No operating systems found after attempting dual boot

I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed. I was trying to make it dual boot with ubuntu 14.04. I selected the option "Install ubuntu inside windows 7." However not sure why the installation crashed ...
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Trying to enter screen were i can access my USB on start up so i can install GParted live CD and Windows 8.1

I have a small but annoying problem, recently i have been enjoying Ubuntu 14.04 and intend on keeping it but I am trying to resize my primary partition so I can have space when installing windows 8.1, ...
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efibootmgr Persistence on HP Envy Laptop

I have a HP Envy laptop, with a spinning SATA hard drive on /dev/sda and an mSATA SD on /dev/sdb. Legacy boot mode doesn't appear to work, since it wants to boot from sda not sdb, and the BIOS ...
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Unable to mount NTFS hard drive partition “The disk contains an unclean file system”

I have dual booted ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8.1 in my laptop. Earlier my window partition(C drive) and other NTFS partition was accessible from ubuntu. Now its giving me this error and not mounting: ...
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partition table ubuntu 12.04

Whats wrong with my partition table (see picture bellow)? I just upgraded online from ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 and now the new system wont boot from the hard drive. I have created a startup disk from SD ...
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Error 1962: no operating system found after installing 12.04 (Lenovo ThinkCentre)

I just installed a fresh copy of 12.04 on a new Lenovo ThinkCentere from a USB drive, and when I restarted after installation, the boot sequence didn't find the OS. Instead I got the 'no operating ...
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Keep boot tidy - Script to remove kernel +2

Is there a way to setup ubuntu so that when a new kernel update is installed that it will remove the latest kernel +2? That is not my current kernel not the new kernel but the now useless older ...
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Black screen when trying to install ubuntu 13.10

I am in need of some help. It has been 2 weeks since I bought my first ever windows laptop with the aim of replacing windows but I have been unsuccessful. The hardware is as follows : Asus 15' F550D ...
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Gparted and installed don't see partitions after boot-repair

I'm trying to fix my friend's computer after it got borked by a power surge. It can boot fine from USB, but if you boot the disk, it makes it to grub and then fails no matter which you select. He had ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot from hdd

I created a live USB on my laptop from a live Ubuntu disc, plugged it into my desktop and installed it to my 500gb hard drive. When I boot my pc, however, the hard drive is not listed as a bootable ...
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“Bootmgr is missing” - while trying to install windows xp [on hold]

I've tried a lot of the answers suggested here on askubuntu.com but none of them seem to work, so I decided to ask my own question. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS and I'm trying ...
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2 min boot time Ubuntu 14.0

Ok I have a really long boot time on my ubuntu machine I've installed bootchart image attached but I don't know where to start looking for a fix:
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Installation of Lubuntu - fails to boot [duplicate]

I just installed Lubuntu's latest version (14.04.1), but it fails to boot on startup. A blinking cursor is the only thing that appears. No access to GRUB. Curiously the Live CD works smoothly, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freeze screen after startx

I have a laptop with a new installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I installed i3 windows-manager instead of all the gnome environment. I have a strange behaviour three boots out of four: after selecting ...
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Problem in Booting [duplicate]

installed Ubuntu alone on hard disk, it will NOT boot automatically, when i force it to launch manually it takes forever to load. ? 2nd OFTEN RESETS CLOCK to wrong time ON BOOTING ? (don't know if ...