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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Grub rescue no such device, also cannot access BIOS

I purchased an Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6688 which came preloaded with Windows 8. I wiped that, reinstalled my own bloatware-free copy, and tried to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 on it. It has a hybrid drive, so ...
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First Restart purple screen

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu and I just installed it onto my Sony viao and after my first restart it just stayed on a purple screen. I haven't done much with it and I hope you guys can help me.
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Can I install Ubuntu on a Mac? (NO Dual Boot just Ubuntu)

I have googled for quite a while now and haven't found the answer. My question is, can I install Ubuntu on a mac and leaving out the Mac OS. I just want it to boot ubuntu and nothing else. Maybe a ...
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Black screen with flashing blinking cursor

As you could guess, I have some problems with my computer, I'm trying to boot to linux (I tried with Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Manjaro) but I'm keep getting a black screen with a blinking cursor like I ...
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update-grub Not Respecting Preferences from /etc/default/grub

Following the advice from an answer to How do I remove or hide old kernel versions to clean up the boot menu or free space?, I found myself having to put up with the GRUB boot menu every time I ...
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Clonezilla Syslinux and partition Mounting

I recently cloned my current Ubuntu working environment (12.04) to an ext4 partition of my external hard drive using clonezilla. When I wanted to boot from this partition I get the error message from ...
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Newly compiled kernel not booting up (vanilla kernel 3.12.14)

I downloaded, configured and installed kernel downloaded from kernel.org. While booting up this new kernel for the first time, this error screen shows which is pointing towards a missing or wrongly ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro without EFI interference?

I have a late 2011 macbook pro, that I bought in early 2012. Is it possible to cleanly install ubuntu without the irritating EFI mac 'shell' surrounding the install, making the mac boot sound and ...
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Cannot boot from DVD 12.04 [duplicate]

Am trying to install for dual boot system. OK on one XP computer but on XP laptop I receive following message - "unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU. Not present pae. ...
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How to set an image generated by update-initramfs to be loaded by default [duplicate]

In my adventures in trying to revert a kernel upgrade (it broke my wifi for some reason), I was able to generate a boot image for the previous kernel (#update-initramfs -c -k 3.11.0-17-generic) I ...
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Replace Mac OS X boot loader with Ubuntu

Currently, I have my MacBook Pro's SSD filled with a Mavericks installation, and after some frustrating hours, an external HDD loaded with Ubuntu 13.04 (soon to be 13.10). As of now, the only way for ...
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LiveCD customization of Ubuntu 13.04/13.10: “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”"

Hello I've followed this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and when I boot my iso it appears a BusyBox showing this message: "unable to find a medium containing a live ...
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'mount: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0 : no such file or directory' error while booting

I was trying to load a version of CGminer which was returning a libudev type error, and followed a supposed solution here but it destroyed my system (so it seems). I loaded the system in recovery ...
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Ubuntu don't run. Black screen. ¿interchangeable graphics? [closed]

I already installed a ubuntu 14.04 beta 2 on my external hard disc but It doesn't work on my laptop. The laptop is a HP Pavilion DV6-6b02ss with two graphics cards an Intel card and an AMB Radeon HD ...
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Bootable USB is not detected - Ubuntu

My Asus EEE was on Windows 7. I passed on Ubuntu by instaling from bootable usb. In meanwhile I get problem with grub rescue and I wonted to instal Ubuntu again. I change priority in Bios and I used ...
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Fix Windows MBR using Ubuntu Live CD and ms-sys tool

I'm trying to fix the MBR using Ubuntu live CD. I already have the ms-sys installed but from the threads that I saw, I'm not completely sure in which /dev I should execute the command: sudo ms-sys ...
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Ubuntu install removed BIOS option

Two days ago I installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a liveCD. for some reason, the installation changed or deleted the option to enter the BIOS screen, and also changed the boot options so the only OS the you ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to command line after upgrade

Today package manager suggested the usual updates and I installed everything. After it prompted for reboot, Ubuntu restarted in command line mode. Not sure what to do here. By browsing the forum it ...
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Sony Vaio SVE14A1FN dual boot problem [duplicate]

I have a Sony Vaio SVE14A15FNH laptop. I was trying to run it in dual boot mode with Ubuntu as my secondary OS apart from Windows 7, but when I open boot Windows it just doesn't show any pen drive ...
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Install the grub boot loader on hard disk fails

I have the following disk setup, raid5: Disk /dev/sda: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors Disk /dev/sdb: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors Disk /dev/sdc: 111.8 GiB, ...
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Unable to dual boot in dell xps 14 with windows 8/8.1

Hi can anyone help me in dual booting the windows 8/8.1 to ubuntu 12.4/13 when I am using the wubi file and I installed the ubuntu and It reboots and finally it showing me an error of 0xc000000f ...
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Windows xp machine is password protected

Somebody gave me a very old HP Omnibook 500 laptop with Windows XP Professional on it. It was a corporate PC from HP and it was given to me by a former executive of the company. But he doesn't ...
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Diskless with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to setup a new diskless solution with ubuntu 12.04 without any success. I followed this howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DisklessUbuntuHowto But the initramfs seems not to be ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 10.04 with 12.04 already installed

I have a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop installed and everything works find. I would like to install 10.04 LTS on a second partition. I tried booting from a 10.04 DVD through the BIOS. When ...
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Ubuntu GUI is not launching after updating from 12.04 to 12.10

I've got a little problem after updating from 12.04 to 12.10. I've updated ubuntu from update manager, and then reboot it. After the reboot I discovered that GRUB has crashed. After I repaired it, ...
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Run a script only at the very first boot

Is there an idiomatic way in Ubuntu to run a script only the first time a machine is booted? (EC2).
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How to uninstall Ubuntu and install Windows back? [duplicate]

On my one hard drive is ubuntu and second one is Windows 7. When I install my windows hard drive it freezes at boot logo. Same happens when I tring to install windows on my ubuntu hard drive. I really ...
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partitioned os lost

I have a computer with dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I decided to download updates in Ubuntu but in the middle my computer froze so I had to do a hard reset. When I started the computer again I got an ...
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Can't boot ISO from USB UNetbootin

I was trying to install Linux Mint and a few other OS's through UNetbootin. (Xubuntu 12.04) The ISO's burned alright, but when I tried to boot them up, I got the message: "Non-system boot disk. Press ...
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Install Ubuntu in UEFI mode (unable to boot from USB)

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R SE with Windows 8 (64 bit) pre-installed (UEFI supported). I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 8. I tried to follow all instruction here : ...
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Ubuntu boots up with full brightness

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 in my samsung laptop,everytime i boot up the system it starts with full screen brightness which is quite annoying in the night. Is there a way to fix this problem so ...
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How to remove grub without access to Windows

I have been dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 on my Surface Pro 2. But as the drivers on Ubuntu aren't that great for the surface, I decided to remove Ubuntu. However they way I removed ...
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problem with boot loader installation

I had ubunto 10.04 working on a eeepc and I decided to make a fresh installation. I used an usb stick with 12.04. At the end the installer said it was impossible to install the boot loader in ...
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The Disk Drive for /tmp is not ready yet. S to skip mount or M for manual recovery

I know this has been asked before, but I can't find an answer that also pertains to this /tmp message. I have 12.04 LTS on a Toshiba laptop, as well as Windows 7. I really just started to dig into ...
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booting only black screen with pista@pista-desktop:~$ [duplicate]

when bootin start first I see bios second I see "ubuntu 12.04". third I see black screen to come out with "pista@pista-desktop:~$" but it is dead frozen When I press CTRL+ALT+F1 to access the ...
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Live DVD ignored when booting

I want to resize the / partition of a computer, and for this I need to use a Live disk. I've downloaded the ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso file from the Ubuntu website, and I burned it onto a regular ...
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Want to copy a file from Windows partition to ubuntu homefolder

Upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 ... now at booting time,a black screen is coming . so i downloaded Nvidia driver and save it in Windows partiton F:/ how can i copy in to my Ubuntu home folder using ...
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Getting “boot error” when trying to boot from USB

I'm wanting to try out Ubuntu, so followed the instructions for how to install Ubuntu onto a USB. I downloaded the .iso file, then the pendrivelinux 3 part process to make the USB bootable. I can ...
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ATI Radeon HD7000 Series (Laptop) - Switch Mode Between ATI & Intel Integrated GPU. Stuck on Boot Screen On Intel GPU Selection Mode

Laptop Specs: HP Pavilion G6-2020SE GPUs 1) ATI HD7000 Series 2) Intel Integrated OS Installed: x) Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) i) ATI Graphics Card Drivers Installed From AMD website. Note: Graphics Card ...
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Trying Ubuntu from live DVD: hangs and/or gives “unable to find a medium…” error

I have an older desktop (general specs below) that I want to "Try Ubuntu" (12.04.4, i386) on using the live DVD before I install. However, I'm having several issues. The first few times, after ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 not booting, startpar bridge

I cannot identify the reason for this, as I didn't change anything special. On booting, Ubuntu is stuck in the loading screen. With F1 I get starting startpar bridge for notification of upstart job ...
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Ubuntu live cd : black screen and blinking cursor

I try to install ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. I can get to the purple screen on the live cd but then, if I choose "Installing Ubuntu", I have a black screen with a cursor blinking (and nothing else ...
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Instruct Ubuntu to boot TORAM from flash drive using unetbootin

I have used UNetbootin to create an installable / live bootable flash drive from Ubuntu 12.04. However that didn't preserve the normal Ubuntu boot menu which allows to me to enter advanced options. It ...
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Macbook 2,1 (no cd install problem)

I am very frustrated. I been trying for almost 2 weeks to put Ubuntu on my Macbook (2,1) mid-2007 13" laptop. My combo drive does not work anymore. I tried the USB stick install method where u make a ...
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Operating System not Found after installing Ubuntu in a Sony Vaio

I just bought a Sony Vaio SVS15115FLB that came with Windows 7, after enjoying the PC graphic power for a little, I decided it was time to install Ubuntu 12.04. First, I inserted a USB stick, ...
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error: file not found when trying to boot with boot stick

I have put a couple of old hds in an old system that has been running ubuntu. One of the disks is the old home partition, and the other is some other random ex-ubuntu disk. The old root partition disk ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Can only boot to terminal [closed]

On boot up my computer will only boot up in the terminal. When I type sudo startx, the screen becomes blank and never loads up. I have a radeon HD card not sure the exact number and I am using the ...
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Boot Problem upon starting Ubuntu

When the Ubuntu boot screen comes up, the title page appears and the progression dots flow under the title. Then the following occurs: BusyBox v1.18.5(ubuntu 1:1.18.5-1ubuntu4.1)built in shell ...
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How do I fix Disappearing Cursor/mouse on 13.10 installed on flash

I just recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a flash drive so i can pug it into any computer at home and school and do my work. it was working perfectly until just a half hour ago when i booted it on an ...
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How do I save my current OS state so I can boot from it? [duplicate]

Hello I am wondering how i can save my current Ubuntu 12.04.03 state so i can boot from it on another computer with all my settings and other gizmo’s preloaded? P.S I am new to Ubuntu