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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Can I reenable Secure boot after having installed Ubuntu 15.04 successfully next to Win 8.1?

The title is basically my question: I have (seemingly) managed to successfully install 15.04 next to the existing Win 8.1. I did this with Secure boot disabled to be on the safe side. can I now ...
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Ubuntu froze, then after poweroff it will not start⠀⠀⠀⠀

Yesterday I was playing a game on my laptop, and by mistake I opened a webpage and my laptop froze. I shut it down from the button, and when I try to turn on the laptop it stops at this purple screen ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 GNU GRUB 2.02 beta2-9 add menu entry

Is it at all possible for me to add a menu entry in this version of GRUB2? All solutions that I have been able to find online involve editing 40_custom, but gedit, vim, etc are all legacy GRUB ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB stopped working

Description I recently made a bootable USB stick for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and used it to install Ubuntu on my laptop. I booted from it successfully a few times, but now whenever I try to boot Ubuntu, ...
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Dual Boot windows 7-ubuntu problem

I have a big problem. I am a beginner in ubuntu and i cannot seem to figure out the problem here. i went through all the topics in askubuntu and ubuntu forums but i cannot fully understand what people ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to boot on restart or cold-start , grub appears on Ctrl+Alt+Del

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with encrypted installation and encrypted home folder. But my Ubuntu fails to boot in restart or cold-start.I see the power LED burning but no HDD LED activity.If I press ...
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Cannot extract package when execut node-webkit application in upstart

I wrote an application using node-webkit and this application needs to be executed when the ubuntu system boot-up every time. I put the command, /path/nodewebkit/nw /path/myapp.nw , into a upstart ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't start with nvidia driver

Hello I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 and when I use the proprietary Nvidia driver Ubuntu doesn't boot. It shows "Starting 219" on my secondary screen and on my primary screen it shows something ...
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How to remove unnecessary EFI entries from GRUB?

How I can get rid of these unwanted GRUB menu entries. My Ubuntu and Windows is getting loaded properly but these unnecessary entries I don't need it. Thanks in advance. This is how the ...
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I am unable to load ubuntu onto dell optiplex 760

This is my first time asking here so please bear with me. I've loaded ubuntu on quite a few PC's and laptops and really love it. That being said; I have created a usb stick trying each of the ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1

Is it possible to dual boot both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 without conflict? I have Windows 8.1 installed on a 120 GB SSD with a 2TB HDD for mass storage. I also have a 1TB HDD with Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from live USB on HP Spectre x360

I am unable to boot Ubuntu 15.04 from a live usb created with Lili usb creator. I have gone into the bios and disabled secure boot and changed the boot order so the usb is first on the boot order. It ...
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How to create a live system on usb-drive with persistent changes on disk/hdd

I was trying to install Ubuntu live on a USB-drive with persistent changes. However i wanted to write the changes to HDD instead of USB for various reasons (Performance, Space). I found out, that the ...
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How to change grub timeout to zero? [duplicate]

I can not change this value, I establish zero but when you start your pc grub menu appears for 15 seconds until it self-select. GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true ...
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Blank screen and cursor following error message 'ACPI PCC probe failed starting version 219

Hi there Ubuntu community. Allow me to set the scene. I've had Ubuntu on an old laptop in the past and I love it. I decided to swap computers with my girlfriend and I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on her old ...
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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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GAG with Ubuntu 14.04

I have a hard disk with 3 partition and three operating systems installed: 1. Windows 8.1 2. Windows XP 3. Ubuntu 14.04 GAG, the graphica boot manager works perfectly with the first two Windows ...
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How to boot USB from GNU GRUB 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1?

I am using HP 1000-notebook pc corei-3 series. I had installed Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-amd64, accidentally using the lvm option. After finding my 500 Gb hard drive stuck in lvm I started to find ...
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Terminal to boot from USB?

In my last post I stated I can't get off of the lock screen. Is there a terminal command to boot up from a usb port? I have windows 7 on that and I think that could change my checkmate.
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sudo apt-get install -f: failed to write (No space left on device) [duplicate]

I'm getting this error when trying to run sudo apt-get install -f on 14.04: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... ...
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General error mounting filesystems after upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04

I updated My server from ubuntu 10.04 LT to 12.04 LT and I had couple of errors but it was completed without asking me to reboot. when I rebooted I had the following error: General error mounting ...
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Change boot perminantly to Single user mode with gui

I am making a computer testing image for my work. I also want this to run automagically at startup, or at least simply without having to input passwords and start things manually etc. We have a lot of ...
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Deleted linux partition from windows, don't have any ISO backup, can I recover grub?

This may look like a duplicate but my situation is quite different:- I always create two partitions to install Ubuntu- swap and root. I create LiveUSB first and THEN delete the previous linux ...
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Boot repair: “GRUB is still present. Please try again ” message is displayed while reparing the boot having windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04.2

I was dual booting winodws 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04. I have Reinstalled my windows 8.1 x64 After that i am always getting into windows. GRUB menu is not displayed. I downloaded Boot-repair and after ...
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Inquiry as regards new system [closed]

Please, I just bought my system and ubuntu is pre-installed on it. I tried to start the system and all I could see is a MS-Dos program. I dont know what to do. How do I get to the desktop mode?
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Configure and run indicator-sysmonitor on boot at login prompt

I want to use indicator-sysmonitor to display an indicator showing that the network connection is up amongst other things immediately at boot on the lightdm login screen. I followed these steps to ...
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how to set ubuntu to be default boot os in dual boot?

i dual booted my laptop by installing ubuntu( version 14.04) along with windows 8.1. Now when i power on my laptop by default it boot with windows. hwo can i set ubuntu as a default boot?
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Ubuntu bootable USB not at all detected

I started on a journey to dual boot my Win8 system with Ubuntu 12.04, but I have been hitting with one or the other problem. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Win8 successfully apart from the issue of ...
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Boot menu appears after installing Lubuntu [on hold]

N00b question: I recently installed Lubuntu from a USB stick but when I boot the machine I am still greeted with the menu that asks if I would like to try or install the OS. I'd like it to just boot ...
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USB boot (Try before you install) not working!

Hello there I an new to this. I am having problems using a usb stick to try out a live os scenario. I am using unetbootin for the install on the usb. And I have reformatted after each subsequent ...
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Howto install onto a software RAID?

I am trying to install onto an ASUS system with an LSI (fake) raid controller. Unlike debian, ubuntu 14 detected it and installed drivers and utilities. Then it creates a RAID 1 as directed. All is ...
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How to format a USB stick who have write protection error

I have a USB stick wich suddenly, when I was copying some files gave me a write protection error. Since then I can use it only to read files, not to write(but in Ubuntu it works to create a new file ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 very slow boot

I looked around for answer to my problem, but never find, so I'm asking for help. $ uname -a Linux Aspire-E1-570 3.19.0-16-generic #16-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 30 16:09:58 UTC 2015 x86_64 ...
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fail to install ubuntu server 14.04 64bit LTS from USB drive

I created a bootable USB using Startup disk creator (in ubuntu desktop 12.04 32bit), from an iso image of Ubuntu server 14.04 64 bit, when I want to boot another computer using this usb drive, The ...
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Windows boots instead of asking which OS to boot

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my HP Compaq Laptop with UEFI, keeping my Windows installation. I rebooted and was prompted if I wanted to boot Windows, Ubuntu or something like ...
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How can I recover my Boot?

Since last week I am trying to recover my Boot. After the last update for Ubuntu 12.04 I lost it and nobody could help me, up to now, despite of trying to. I used Boot-repair but there are problems ...
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Accidentally formatted boot partition

I am running Ubuntu 15.04, installed on a 256GB SSD. There is no other operating system there - just a small boot partition, an ext4 partition with my data, and a swap partition. A few minutes ago, I ...
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Completely shagged my laptop with LILO

They say curiosity killed the cat- well I have managed to kill my computer by incorrectly installing lilo. I don't actually know why I thought I needed to install it but regardless, I need someone who ...
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Need live cd or usb of original 12.04

I need a copy of original desktop Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit live CD (or live USB). Not the alternative copy. Can I buy one or can someone give me step by step directions to make one. I have issues with an ...
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G751JY after 14.04 LTS installation stuck at booting (purple screen)

I'm not really experienced with Ubuntu and currently stuck with the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my new Asus G751JY which came with Win8 preinstalled. After deleting all pre-made partitions ...
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Problem with dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04.2 and Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I have a very interesting question. Okay, so when I boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 x64 from my USB stick, it doesn't detect Windows 7! I have tried to convert my disk to basic, but I don't seem to have an option ...
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15.04 - very slow boot

After upgrading to 15.04 , one computer is very, very slow to boot -several minutes, instead of ~20sec. I do not know if this helps: graphical.target @1min 40.961s └─multi-user.target @1min 40.961s ...
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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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Recovering Ubuntu 14.04 after installing Windows 7 [duplicate]

How can I reuse/access my Ubuntu 14.04 Operating System(OS) to get my important files. My Hard disk drive(HDD) is partitioned into two.I had previously installed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (on ...
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Ubuntu 15 sleeps before login

I have updated from 14.10 to the recent 15. Since I did so, everytime I am booting, it takes a lot of time in the loading screen and then the computer just goes to sleep. When I power back up, the ...
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My /boot is too small for upgrade: Increase /boot size? Temporarily empty /boot? [duplicate]

I'm using a no-longer-supported Ubuntu 13.10 and want to upgrade it to 14.04. However, possibly because my predecessor set the boot partition with too small a size, when running do-release-upgrade I ...
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What does Section-unaligned hotplug range mean?

When my Ubuntu VM starts up I get these messages: Section-unaligned hotplug range: start 0x1000000000, size 0x91c00000 http://i.stack.imgur.com/5J5wv.jpg What do these messages mean, should I be ...
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When I start the Ubuntu ISO, initramfs says “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

When I start the Ubuntu ISO(13.10) on a USB, initramfs says "unable to find a medium containing a live file system". These are my PC specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PoniesFiM/saved/39dy I have ...
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How to fix boot up hangs issue, which needs manually booting up every time?

My Ubuntu boots up into xubuntu and hangs with the indicator loading screen, however manually through GRUB and kernel (recovery mode), such steps can leads to KDE successfully, how to configure it ...
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Why can't I log back into my primary profile?

when I first got ubuntu I had to make an account. After a day I tried to log back into my profile. The screen went black and a small pop up on the top left of my screen said "there is an error" I ...