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 can I get Terminal for scripting on Unbuntu 14.04.2 while being boot directly from USB and not yet been installed on the system HDD?

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 on to a bootable USB so that I can keep it handy anytime I want the Terminal Shell to work on scripting including Sed and AWK. Upon burning the ISO over the ...
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boot repair gets aborted

Installed Boot-Repair and ran (Recommended Repair); it gets aborted showing me this message: "Please use this software in a live-session (live-CD or live-USB). This will enable this feature"... which ...
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Urgent. unknown filesystem grub rescue ubuntu

I have linux under windows partition. I have 4 disks in which one of them windows is installed and 2 for data. Another one is 15gb hard drive, Which always asks me to format either i open it in ...
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Ubuntu just keeps stuck during boot with starting version 219

After upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04, I cannot boot to the desktop environment because Ubuntu is just showing Starting version 219 message during boot. After the purple screen with Ubuntu and five ...
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Grub2 on LVM: How can I switch between alternate root LVs?

I have a working setup of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (precise) installed on a LVM Volume (/dev/vg0/root). /boot is on the same LV, and Grub2 boots nicely from it using its own raid/lvm/xfs modules. Great ...
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Ubuntu UEFI Boot problem on SSD [closed]

I recently tried to replace Windows with Ubuntu 14.04 on an SSD. Somehow after installation I could not boot into the system. It said: ERROR 1962 - NO OPERATING SYSTEM FOUND - PLEASE PRESS ANY KEY TO ...
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Regarding installation difficulties on a new Dell Inspiron 3451

I recently ordered a Dell Inspiron 3451 (see here and here), and after booting it up once with the pre-installed 14.04 I realized that I wanted to replace the Dell-laced version with a clean, vanilla ...
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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Partition Table dell latitude e7240

I tried to create a new partition my dell latitude e7240. Ubuntu was installed in the factory. I haven't deleted anything but can't get the machine to boot. would someone share an image of their ...
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Ubuntu won't start after updating nvidia drivers from X-swat PPA

I tried to update the nvidia drivers using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current After this, I rebooted my pc, launch Ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 boot hangs on “Starting light display manager” after updates

I have recently taken the plunge to Ubuntu, and purchased the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. My first order of business was to wipe the "Dellbuntu" that came pre-installed and do a fresh install of ...
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Can't access BIOS and installing a windows hard drive

Built new computer: AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor × 8 9.7 GiB RAM Graphics GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Desktop Computer 1 TB HardDrive BIOS Type, UEFI BIOS ...
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How to make Shared Folders between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

I have managed to successfully dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1. I also play the very popular computer game called "Minecraft" and would like to be able to share the world files across both ...
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Linux Kernel acting weirdly

This probably is a bug, but I am not sure, that's why I'm posting this here. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 using Linux Kernel 3.13.0-55-generic on Dual Boot with Win 8.1 on a Lenovo Z510. Lately the ...
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Have 12.04, Have to start computer in recovery mode and earlier version

I have had issues with being able to use wifi on my laptop, and have had to have it hardwired to use it. Today I was able to resolve the wifi issue, but now If I shut my laptop off and restart it, it ...
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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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How to make Bootable Usb of Windows 8.1 from ubuntu 14.10

I want to make a bootable USB of Windows 8.1 from ubuntu 14.10 so that i can install it on my laptop. i tried to using winusb, UNetbootin. but both of them failed. Does anyone know any latest software ...
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Does the boot option acpi=off can overheat my laptop?

Help please (excuse my english) I recently bought an ASUS X453 (quad core intel inside pentium, 4GB RAM, 500GB Disk) and replaced Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04. After a lot of trouble with the ...
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How do you run Ubuntu from USB on a Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu installed on my USB (FAT32). Now how do I run it from the USB without deleting C: drive?
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How to boot Ubuntu installation from DVD on linux mint? [duplicate]

I'm linux newb and struggling to find out how to boot Ubuntu from DVD. Every time I enter the start up menu, the Grub thing comes up without a way to boot from cd-rom. I also cannot access my BIOS for ...
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why grub menu is not showing on startup, when i press F9 on startup than only my laptop shows grub menu

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my hp laptop along with windows 8.1 pre installed. both operating systems (ubuntu & windows 8.1 ) are working well.problem comes when i start my laptop it never show me ...
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Using my Samsung Galaxy S5 to repair Ubuntu

I updated from 14.02 to 14.04 and now I'm having issues with Grub. It only loads to a terminal style window. I've tried some of the options during reboot by holding shift during start up. Nothing ...
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USB bootable Pendrive for Laptop Windows & Ubuntu

Context: Laptop with a CORRUPT ubuntu 12.04 Partition and a corrupt Windows 7. Corrupt on the ubuntu partition was caused by accidently suspending the laptop during an operating system update to ...
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Cant remove Grub

I am new to this hence it was probably my mistake in installing why I am having this problem. I installed ubuntu desktop 15.04. I installed the ubuntu loader in the same partition space reserved by ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.4 from USB

I have Ubuntu 12.4 installed on my laptop and Kubuntu 15.4 but now i decided to install Ubuntu 14.4 and erase the previous two. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.4 installation and i made a boot able USB using ...
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Black screen after Ubuntu instalation and “Missing Operative System”

I have installed from a Booteable USB to a Empty Flash 8GB the lastest edition of Ubuntu, and every re-install at the very end i get a black screen, and after that i rebooted and it says "Missing ...
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My computer boots directly to windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu14.02

I have a Dell inspiron 5521 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows but there seems to be a problem and I'm not quite sure that it has anything to do with my partitioning. Right now I ...
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I can't log in into my PC, shows grub rescue instead

I have Windows 7, Windows8, and Ubuntu installed. Now, when I turn on my PC, it doesn't start and it shows "Grub rescue". All that I could find is my Linux partition where I can find the boot files ...
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shutdown: Unable to shutdown system from root shell (init=/bin/bash). (ubuntu 14.04)

I made some changes in the boot options in grub to directly login into the root shell viz. Press e at the GRUB2 boot menu. Change the line ro quite splash $vt_handoff with rw init=/bin/bash press ...
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Installation successfully done. On restart, screen goes blank and freezes

After installing Ubuntu from 14.10 desktop AMD.iso with options acpi=off pnpbios=off, installation went like a charm. After restarting, the screen went blank and freezed. I then formatted and ...
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Install bootmanager after Ubuntu didnt do it

I just installed Ubuntu on a laptop (besides windows i hope) but there is no purple bootmanager as i know it! Where did it go and how do i get it back? Why did Ubuntu not install it? I got Ubuntu ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 from 14.10, got the dreaded “starting version 219” error

When I try to login, it reverts me to the login screen. If I move my mouse, it shows a log of system events and then does the same thing. I can Clrl + Alt + F1 to a terminal, and do modifications from ...
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Cloning SSD with dd But Clone Does Not Boot

At my job we have always used dd to make clones of our master os image, but recently we have updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. We made an image of it and created a news SSD with it. sudo dd ...
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Can you “set a persistent size for saving changes” after creating the Bootable USB?

I have created a bootable Ubuntu USB and I realized when I was restarting my PC none of my changes were being saved. After some searching i realized this was because I didn't allow extra space for ...
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Problem with booting

I have next problem. I had PC with two hard drives. First one (sda) was with WinXP, second one (sdb) - with Ubuntu 12.04. Then I took second hard disk and installed it in another PC (it has the same ...
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System won't boot / black screen after upgrade to 15.04, macbook pro 11,5

I have a new macbbook pro 11,5 with retina display. I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside OSX Yosemite 10.10.3, using rEFInd as the boot manager. All was fine until I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 today ...
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Installing Ubuntu15.04 PC desktop x86-64 failed on Asus A55V

I had made a Ubuntu-15.04 desktop DVD x86-64, which MD5 is correct. The pre-OS of my laptop is Windows7. Reboot the PC with CD-ROM. Try Ubuntu Kylin without installing Install Unbuntu Kylin OEM ...
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BQ Aquaris 4.5 dosn't boot after OTA-4

I wanted to install the new Ubutnu Touch update this morning but as I had to reboot the phone there was a massege like "This device needs to be restored from a PC" So i tried to connect it to my PC ...
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Ubuntu live usb and installation freezes

the problem is, that the ubuntu 15.04 64bit as well as the 14.04 64bit live usb I created freezes at random points during the installation as well as when I use it as a live cd. I verified the usb ...
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Automatic Ubuntu server installation not working - error with booting from usb drive

I am working on automatic Ubuntu installation iso file. I followed the guide shown here: https://pricklytech.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/ubuntu-server-unattended-installation-custom-cd/ The iso file ...
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Trouble booting after each kernel update

For some days now I have trouble booting after updating the kernel. I'm using UEFI without secure boot. Until 3.19.0-18 it all worked fine. When upgrading to 3.19.0.20 the system did not boot with ...
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Where to install bootloader when installing a second Linux OS?

I want to try Bodhi Linux (which is very close to Ubuntu) beside the already installed Lubuntu Quantual (which was in a dual boot with WinXP). So, I want a 3-boot: to chose between these three at ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 dual boot error with Windows 8.1 with UEFI and SecureBoot

Greeting's, I've tried to install windows 8.1 + ubuntu 15.04 thrice now. But both the time's i'm left with a peculiar problem. I have UEFI and Secureboot enabled. In the UEFI there is no option to ...
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How do I finish installing ubuntu after it froze

I was installing ubuntu and I got to setting a username. I typed in a username then I tried typing a password but it froze. So i x'ed out the terminal and restarted my computer(hp chromebook 14). When ...
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PCDUINO3 how to flash a new os and kernal

I currently use lubuntu the default OS for pcduino3b, However, i have mounted and made my micro SD card boot-able, how can I either A) reverse this so i can install a new OS or B) install a new OS ...
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ubuntu on a usb for boot up

Can anyone help me? I'm trying to download ubuntu on a usb to load onto a new laptop. Here's a screen shot of what I get, and I just don't know enough to figure out what my mistake is. Never mind, ...
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Can't repair Windows 8 boot after installing Ubuntu

I’m new to Ubuntu. I installed it because I couldn’t fix the Wi-Fi limited connection problem of Windows 8.1, so I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows and the installation went OK. I can now use Ubuntu ...
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Live USB installation hanging on startup - Vivid, Acer Aspire V

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 and it keeps hanging at the point where it says Starting Wait for Plymouth boot screen to Quit I've tried two different iso downloads (md5 is correct) and two ...
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Does Re-installing Ubuntu remove Windows/Other OSes?

I have a dual boot laptop, and recently install Windows 10 Technical preview on it (also with Windows 7 Installed), but that got rid of the Ubuntu purple boot menu. I want to re-install it, but I ...
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Use boot-repair on live USB to fix ubuntu on Macbook Pro dual boot

I have been dual booting OSX Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 on my mid-2012 Macbook Pro using rEFInd for a few weeks now. Today, when prompted by Ubuntu, I ran some updates. When they finished, I tried ...