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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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Fails after upgrade

Just yesterday, 11 DEC 2014, I installed 195MB worth of updates on a 14.04 LTS box that I have been preparing to give as gift. I first installed 14.04 a couple of months ago and all upgrades went fine ...
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Running service spacenavd start not same as /etc/init.d/spacenavd start

I have an application which makes use of a 3dconnexion space mouse. It works fine when using the spacenavd daemon however I'm having issues getting the daemon to run at boot or as a service. $ sudo ...
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Unable to boot into anything

I ran into the problem described here and applies the solution suggested there. Now when I start this device, I just get the GRUB 2 CLI. I'm no longer able to get onto the live CD to reinstall (even ...
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“Gave up waiting for root device” while booting

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from USB flash (with Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.4.4). It´s well done. But I got boot problem when I restarted my notebook (Acer Aspire 1410, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HD, Intel ...
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How to move LVM Partition

I have an HD partitioned like below: /dev/sda1 (ext2) -> 50Mb free /dev/sda2 (Extended) -->/dev/sda5 (lvm2 pv) -> 10Gb free I need to use free 10Gb to resize the /dev/sda1 (boot) because there is no ...
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want to configure Ubuntu as web server , DHCP server for IPV6

I want to configure the Ubuntu as webserver and dhcp server is it possible and configuration PC should be require for that
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Enabling dual boot of windows after rewriting MBR with GRUB

Some time ago I had two operating systems on my hard disk, Windows Vista and Windows 8 and I could double boot them. Windows vista was installed on the active partition (C:\ drive). Then I formatted ...
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VHD Native Boot via windows 8 boot loader

ok so ive just finished my last class for the semester and in the next few days after my certification test i plan to reformat my pc. i will be installing windows 8 via a .VHD native boot. i will be ...
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Live USB boot stuck at initramfs prompt

I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my machine which already has windows installed. I created a live usb using the Universal USB installer for windows. The flash drive boots fine but when i select ...
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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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unable to boot ubuntu after upgrade,even after changing ro to rw in grub

My os was already 14.04 but my friend did some upgrade, after which it is not booting,showing serious errors were found while checking the disk for /. I searched on internet, and tried changing ro to ...
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boot errors after install failure 14.04

Trying to install single boot 14.04 on an Acer Aspire S7 from live USB; the install crashed and now I'm not able to boot. I've disabled UEFI (to "legacy"), but still not able to install from the ...
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Not enough free disk space when trying to update 14.04 [duplicate]

/boot only has 243 MB of space with 180MB used (according to GParted) I'm trying to install updates, but i need another 24.9MB freed. I want to resize /boot to give it an extra GB (or so) so i can ...
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ubuntu wont boot after install

ive just installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba satellite c50 b and the boot64.efi was missing in the efi boot folder . I loaded Linux live and tried to copy and paste it onto my hard disk but Im not given ...
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How to boot compressed image

I've made a single .img. It's a minimal Ubuntu which includes a rootfs and various installs. A kernel and kernel modules are installed. I'd like to compress my .img and have the bootloader load ...
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System time is lost on re-boot

When I installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server (using gnome) on this computer (single boot) the RTC/CMOS battery was not installed. Consequently when there is no internet connection (for ntp) the RTC clock ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting system without full network configuration

I've messed around with my network settings lately and I have no idea what I've done, but now my wifi doesn't seem to be working right. When I boot my system up I get the message booting system ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 kernel update from 3.13.0-40 to 3.13.0-43 caused my laptop to hang

Ubuntu 14.04, just updated from kernel 3.13.0-40-generic to 3.13.0-43-generic and now I can not boot my laptop. It seemed that the new kernel came with some Navidia drivers that caused this problem. ...
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GRUB Bootloader not loading with Software RAID1 on Fresh 14.04 Server Install

I've looked at all of the forums, and tried doing multiple fresh installs and continue getting the error "Unable to install GRUB in /dev/mdx - This is a fatal error" My current setup is 2 2T drives, ...
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Boot-Repair doesn't fix the boot for Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (trusty)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my laptop (Samsung ATIV Book Lite 9 - NP905S3G-K08TR). After a pure installation run into boot problem and tried Boot-Repair. Actually, boot-repair seems ...
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Guest OS booting hangs in virtualbox

I am running virtualbox 4.3.10 in ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a working guest OS of open suse 13.1 in this virtualbox. What I have done I exported this appliance to ova file, so that I can use it in ...
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Why does booting fail when /etc/network/interfaces file is misconfigured

I often edit /etc/network/interfaces file to setup ad-hoc connection among PCs. If I happen to reboot the system, the system waits for a long time saying 'Waiting for Network Configuration...'. ...
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Cannot switch back to Windows 8.1 after trying out Ubuntu

Hello Internet friends. I am a little worried about my current situation. Let me unfold the whole story. Eager to discover new horizons, I read a little bit about Linux earlier. I only know a little ...
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How to delete Refind entries

I'm not sure which area this post would be appropriate, but here goes. I have attempted several different Linux distributions on my Macbook Pro Retina (10.1) before settling on Ubuntu 13.04 and I have ...
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Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path

Im trying to boot ubuntu 14.10-server-i386 in a pendrive. But im getting this error when boot from pendrive. Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path What does it mean? How to ...
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Ubuntu partitionation and boot does not work

I wanna create a second partition with gparted for my Windows but it wont work, i have a 1TB HDD and Ubuntu says that 1TB oft it is used, but only 50GB is used. So i can create an partition of 44Mib ...
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How can I correct logical bad sectors in HDD in Ubuntu?

During boot time I found that my hard disk had logical errors in different sectors. I did my research and ran this command: sudo badblocks -sv /dev/sda1 > bad-blocks-result This command created ...
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I receive “INFO @wi_cf80211_attach : Registered CFG8021 phy” on start up. What does it mean?

When I boot up my laptop (Dell inspiron 1545) I receive this after grub menu: [ 14.180431] INFO @wi_cf80211_attach : Registered CFG8021 phy Any idea? It doesn't affect anything just would save ...
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Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and this was to be my learning project. I purchased an Aspire E11 model E3-111-C0WA (cheap and had 300GB hard drive) Used Linux Live USB Creator to create an install ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my MacBook Pro, but now when I try to start the computer I just get a blinking icon that tries to tell me that I haven't got any OS installed. I've heard that rEFInd ...
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Why can't I start Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire ES1-111M-C56A?

I just bought the 11,6 inches Acer Aspire ES1-111M-C56A (Intel Celeron N2840, 2,1GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Intel HD Graphics, Win 8.1 with Bing) and I'm facing different problems when trying to install ...
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What is taking up 320 seconds on my bootup?

Hi I've run a dmesg after booting with a kernel with loglevel=7. [ 19.439254] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: xHCI xhci_drop_endpoint called with disabled ep ffff88080e62f248 [ 19.439255] xhci_hcd ...
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Unable to install boot-repair

I am trying to install Windows 7 on Ubuntu. I created NTFS partition for Windows 7 but I deleted a 5GB partition so I got a error message when I reboot Ubuntu. grub rescue error To solve this ...
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Blank screen on TTY7 after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I upgraded my 14.04 to 14.10 via "sudo do-release-upgrade" without strange messages. After rebooting and entering the password for the encrypted system partition in the graphical form, TTY7 keeps ...
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Why is the default boot partition so small with whole disk encryption option?

The boot partition, set up automatically by the Ubuntu installer, is only ~230MB. This is the case on two different clean installs I have performed on different machines. Both used the full disk ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo y510p?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu (64bit) onto my Lenovo y510p. I partitioned 150GB of space, created a UEFI boot device with my flash drive, and was able to load into a live version of Ubuntu. My ...
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After inserting a new OS entry, GRUB2 asks for password

Yesterday I installed a new fresh Ubuntu system, and installed Android-x86 in another partition. Then I followed this tutorial to add an entry for Android-x86. My 40_custom file: #! /bin/sh -e cat ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro Yosemite

I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook pro running Yosemite. I installed "refind" and it works, I created a bootable pendrive with ubuntu using unetbootin, but when I turn on my mac and I ...
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MAAS PXE Boot problem

I have an unordinary problem here, 1. I have my MAAS Server running on a hardware with ubuntu 14.04 server distro 2. pxe boot options are active in every other machines. 3. when trying to boot from ...
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Dual boot MS Surface PRO issues

I'm trying to successfully get my Surface Pro to dual boot Ubuntu, alongside windows 8.1, using a 128gb SD card I came across a guide (Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu?) and followed it, but there ...
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Bootable pendrive with windows 8

After formatting pendrive on ntfs setting bootable flag, installing grub and coping windows installation files to pendrive eg. win fodler how to set grub.cfg to boot windows from pendrive win folder ? ...
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Acer Laptop Hangs at Ubuntu Installation

I have bought an acer aspire e11 es1-111m-c064. I've tried installing ubuntu 12.04 with a liveusb. I've managed to get through the installation first time. Restarted and it didnt boot in fact asked ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 UEFI Raid with Ubuntu 14.04 Grub2 Problem

I used the intel Raid 0 to raid SSD #1 and #2 on raid 0 for video editing work, everything was good.I installed windows 7 64bit on an asus x79 deluxe motherboard on these raid 0 two ssds using ...
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ubuntu 14.10: general error mounting filesystems

I just install Ubuntu 14.10 (I had 14.04.1), it has been working fine, but suddendly...yesterday to be precisely...it won't boot, it's just giving the msg: General Error Mounting filesystems A ...
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ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell HP Desktop

i'm in a situation similar to the one described in this post ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell as said in my replies to that post i have 2 internal hard drives, ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.4 LTS On Other HDD

Please Help Me Hello and Good Evening, 1st... I had a Computer With 80 GB SATA HDD. So I recently Upgrade to ubuntu 14.4LTS. But Somehow My PC is Going to be Shutdown. 2nd I bought a New Computer ...
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Power outage during upgrade but it's a combination of issues [closed]

Edit: ended up having issues with pen drive and that was where the issue in question was coming from. But ubuntu and windows have more or less eaten each other for convoluted reasons. Thank you all ...
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How to recover a usb which was made bootable using dd tool

I was trying to create a Kali installation suite on my 16 GB sandisk pendrive. I used the dd command and umount to mount the iso into my USB. After the installation is complete I formated my pendrive ...
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How to show boot messages in 14.10?

I am trying to show the boot messages but all I get is an almost black screen until I see the login manager. I removed quiet and splash I removed quiet and splash and added noplymouth I removed ...