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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12.04 only boots from restart or live USB restart - Desperate

I can only boot into Ubuntu by first booting from my live USB and changing the boot drive in grub. I.e., not from a hard disk installation. After booting re-booting by changing disk priority in BIOS ...
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Can't clean install ubuntu 14.10+

I can clean install 14.04 as many times as I like. I can clean install any other flavour of Linux as I like (debian, mint, bhodi etc etc). I can't install 14.10 or newer of ubuntu or their ...
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Ubuntu Not Installing?

I've tried about 4 times now, with 14.04.1 LTS and 15.10. The install goes fine. No errors or anything like that or anything that would hint that something is going wrong. Whenever I try to install ...
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error: no such device grub rescue Windows 7

I have a hard drive with Windows 7 installed on and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto an external hard drive. So I made a LiveUSB with Ubuntu 12.04 on and installed it to the external hard drive. ...
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Grub2 missing partitions. Fix?

I recently made a post because Grub wasn't finding the partition (Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition?). I assumed this was because I was trying to boot externally, via ...
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How to use only USB wifi card first if it exists

I have read this article: How to disable built-in wifi and use only USB wifi card? However, my problem is sort of difference. My laptop is very old. and the built-in WIFI only supports 802.11b/g/n. ...
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Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition?

I have recently installed grub on my internal hard drive. I have swapped out my hard drive with an solid state drive. I am attempted to boot to my original hard drive (the one with grub installed to ...
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Black screen after ubuntu gnome 16.04 update

I have a dual boot windows 10& ubuntu 16.04. I just updated it to 16.04 from 15.10(gnome version) and when the system restared it asked me which system I want to boot,I chose ubuntu and the logo ...
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Trying to boot Ubuntu 16.04 USB however “Missing Operating System” Error

Before I say anything I would like to note that I am VERY new to Linux. (The most complex command I know is sudo apt update/upgrade :/) At the moment I am using Xubuntu 14.04 and I want to use Ubuntu ...
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Boot Disk Locked up, no permission to see the content

I have Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. I leave it on all the time, and this morning, while I wasn't using it, flash installed on my system, and my boot partition was completely filled up. Also, firefox ...
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How to make installation stick having storage partition

I'd like to create USB stick having both: a) Ubuntu 16.04 installer, b) storage partition. So I can boot a computer with it, install or just start Ubuntu and be able to copy data from computer drives ...
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NVIDIA proprietary driver does not load when using shimx64 since xenial

I have a strange behavior after upgrading my PC from wily to xenial (both Kubuntu flavor). Before and after the upgrade I have two "ubuntu" boot options in my BIOS. Here you can see the values behind ...
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MAAS wrong Image location when PXE boot

As per regiond.log It looks like that when i PXE boot ....MAAS trying to go to wrong image location and thus failing......which file can i update for MAAS to get the image from correct ...
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How can i install Ubuntu 16? [duplicate]

I am not getting to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop version. When i boot by an usb drive it can find the disk image. What can I do?
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Grub rescue in new installation invalid arch-dependent ELF magic

I installed ubuntu over a W8 installation (my objective was that only ubuntu remains), the installation completed well and ask to reboot, after that, it only gives me a black screen and grub ...
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installing ubuntu with full disk encryption including encrpyted boot on i-USB Pendrive ii-A regular HDD

Hi how to install Ubuntu 12.04+ with full disk encryption including encrypted boot partition : a- to a USB drive ie. 16GB or 32GB b- to a HDD
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Ubuntu crashed while updating. How to recover now?

I was upgrading to 16.04 LTS when suddenly a black screen with commands appeared (full screen). I tried all the keys to exit it but only through ALT+TAB I could see my log in screen which again led to ...
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Cannot start live session or install on ROG GL552VW

I've been having a lot of problems lately when trying to set up a second operating system on my Asus ROG GL552VW. When I try to start an installation or to get to the initial screen for that matter, ...
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Install ubuntu with manual partition or erase all

I am using ubuntu 12.04/14.04 since long. And those I was using along side with Windows 7. So for that I was required to select "Something Else" option while installation. By selection something ...
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drm intel pipe_config_compare [i915] error mismatch in ips_enabled

Encountered error after install of xdm drm intel pipe_config_compare [i915] error mismatch in ips_enabled, right after startup. Searching the forms, found nothing useful. I had some config changes, ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on separate harddrive with possibly broken UEFI entries

I currently have the following hard drive setup in the following disk order 3TB drive (Primary NTFS partition) Contain windows install at some point in time 500Gb Drive (Active, Primary NTFS ...
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Won't boot from USB (Thinkpad 11e)

So, i bought a new SSD and ram and installed them both and now I cannot boot from the USB?
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stuck in grub rescue on ubuntu 15.10

My problem started after running "delete MBR" from tesdisk at terminal, then rebooting and all I get black screen with: "error Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>" I've tried some tutorials kind of ...
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BOOT Repair - No F4 Factory Recovery - Just one large partition.. :-(((((

I had a blackout and My Samsung drop dead. My SamSung don't event start with F4 Recovery. I'm using the live CD. Here goes the link of boot repair http://paste.ubuntu.com/15970519/ Please, can you ...
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GNU GRAB version 2.02 + Keyboard does not work

GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-36ubuntu3 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file ...
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How do I boot into single-user mode from GRUB?

After changing a few lines in xorg.conf, I can no longer boot Ubuntu (I assume it breaks when trying to load up X), so I need a way to boot into a single-user mode. However, there seems to be zero ...
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Problem in booting my computer

While installing windows i accidentally deleted all my files and could not install windows either. Now when i am trying to restart my computer it says no boot device found. I also tried reinstall ...
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Upgraded to 15.10 from 14.04. Now the computer won't boot

Tried to upgrade to 15.10 from 14.04. Now the computer won't boot. I tried many things to fix it up. Now it just stops booting and displays a command-line interface.
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Android kernel must load after booting in virtual box (lubuntu 16.04)

I dont know GNU GRUB version 0.9.7 after create fake sd card. I dont know.Formate in extr3 and after after installation I had no problem. will not let me download music, games, video if it is not ...
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How can I get past the preparing to install screen in Ubuntu 15.10 installation in Live environment?

I am using a Dell Inspiron N4110 Laptop. I have a intel Core-i5 2.5 GHz Processor and 4GB RAM. It's running Windows 10. After downloading a Ubuntu iso from the official page I have created a bootable ...
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Can't use Ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my machine but unfortunately I can't use it ! At first, I had this famous error : error: line '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found I looked on the Internet and I found ...
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Booting ubuntu from USB “no possible bios file found”

So that's my problem, I downloaded ubuntu 13.04 32bit and I put it in a 4gb USB stick following the steps in ubuntu's webpage. Then when I restart the computer I press F12 and chose the USB stick, ...
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How do I get passed the “MBR-helper missing” error message in installation?

I'm entirely new to Linux/Ubuntu so please bear with me. I currently have Windows 7 32Bit and wanted to install Ubuntu. I used the installation off the website and copied it onto my bootable USB. As ...
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failed to start etc/rc.local error after updating to Wily

After upgrading to Wily I get this error "failed to start etc/rc.local" It also says see "systemctl rc-local.service ubuntu": I am getting problems each time I want to modify /.zshrc it tells me ...
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Booting problem in Ubuntu 14.04

My Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo S510p very frequently boots to this screen and hangs: It is isn't always, sometimes it boots up to the lock screen, like normal, sometimes it just hangs at the above ...
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Windows Ubuntu dual boot - Windows boot problem after updates

My Windows - Ubuntu dual boot system was working perfect for up to 6 months. After Windows updates, Windows can't boot. I have tried several things but nothing seems to work. You can find a Boot ...
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Gave up waiting for root device on Ubuntu

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 to dual boot with Windows 8, but every time I choose Ubuntu from grub menu, it always get stuck at this error and won't boot: Gave up waiting for root device. Common ...
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Grub menu at boot time… “holding shift” not working

I read here at this thread that holding Shift during boot can bring up the GRUB menu. However I try holding one or the other Shift keys, tapping, tapping then holding, nothing works. Am I missing ...
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Ubuntu auto installation using netbooting

What are the necessary boot parameters for using preseed with netbooting? I have a preseed file in my local system. I am passing the boot parameters as boot=casper only-ubiquity ...
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Can't boot: “mdadm: CREATE group disk not found”

After running apt-get upgrade yesterday and shutting down, I'm no longer able to boot Ubuntu 15. The last several lines I see during boot are: Begin: Running /scripts/init-premount ... done. Begin: ...
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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 safely change OS name in grub boot menu?

I have a system where I am dual-booting Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 and Ubuntu GNOME 16.04, however after installing Ubuntu GNOME 16.04, I have found that in the GRUB boot entry list it is called "Ubuntu", ...
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no booting device after installing Ubuntu

I have recently bought Acer Aspire E5-573G-57HR and decided to install Ubuntu instead of completing the installation of the preinstalled linpux linux. However, after succesfully completing the ...
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Grub wait time 10 seconds after editing to “0” in /etc/default/grub?

Using all of the solutions described on this site, setting the Grub menu wait time to zero does not work. I did the following: sudo cp /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.old sudo gedit ...
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Drive Encryption Ubuntu Server 15.10

I have a small server running Ubuntu Server 15.10 from a usb stick. I have 6 drives of varying size all formatted to ext4. 2 drives I plan to configure using Raid 1. The remaining 4 drives I plan to ...
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problem in logging in ubuntu account

I am a beginner to handle ubuntu. I am facing a problem in logging in my administrative account being the correct password it take me to the login panel again. I had tried all the solution given by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 keeps logging me out

I installed ubuntu 14.04.4 on my laptop last ight and it keeps logging me out. Its not my display setting i have it set to never turn the screen off. when it logs me out it closes all programs and ...
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Boot fails after showing ubuntu screen and just sits on screen showing [OK]. Tried removing fglrx but still can't get it to go

Just all the sudden compiz failed and I couldn't get it to relauch so I rebooted the system. Ever since, after the Ubuntu login screen (with 5 round circles in the middle. It just goes to the next ...
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Grub black screen on external hdd

I have a HP Pavilion dv6 laptop with HD Radeon and with W7 preinstalled in a internal hdd. I try to install ubuntu in a external hdd, but the Grub don't load, only appear a black screen and i only ...
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Does the OEM video play after an ordinary OEM install?

I am giving an Ubuntu PC with an OEM install to my mom to convince her that Ubuntu is actually useful for "regular users", and I want the first boot video from Dell's Ubuntu machines to play when she ...