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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Minimum space requirement for /boot partition

One question arise in my mind during the installation of ubuntu that what are the minimum space requirement for the /boot partition ? Because only the kernel, GRUB and initrd file are present in this ...
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Boot problem after installing Ubuntu 13.10 Operating System Not Found VAIO

I have a Sony VAIO bought in 2013 (model SVS151290X). First I wanted to run Windows 8 + Ubuntu so I deleted the WIndows Recovery partition(32gb) and tried to install the Ubuntu there. Something wrong ...
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Ubuntu installed to USB key, but not recognized as bootable

This is NOT a duplicate of How to install Ubuntu to a USB stick or similar questions. Though there might be bits of helpful information in other questions/answers, my question is not a duplicate, ...
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After selecting “Ubuntu” in the booting (WUBI) screen, an extra selection screen appears

Sorry if asking basic questions, but I'm new with Linux ... I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi in an old laptop (along with windows XP). When starting the laptop I get a first screen asking to choose ...
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Is “screen-cleanup” service safe to disable?

I want to decrease my startup process and I see the service named "screen-cleanup" What is that? Is it safe to remove?
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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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Choice of operating system

I have successfully loaded ubuntu alongside windows xp but when I start up my computer there is no choice to boot into windows,why not?
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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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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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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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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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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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Slow booting of Ubuntu 12.04

I am facing a problem of slow booting in Ubuntu 12.04LTS -64bit. Currently I am using Samsung NP300E5X-S01IN , 4GB ram, 60GB ext4 ubuntu partition, 2GB swap, dual boot with Win 7. Currently my kernel ...
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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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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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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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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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Booting Ubuntu on a different computer

I installed UBUNTU 12.04, and installed Linus' last kernel (3.14) and it boot fine on my computer. I took the hard disk and put it on another computer and it didn't succeed to boot from my HD and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installation of Ubuntu on NV57H94u Gateway via USB: Ubuntu runs, but won't install on hard drive because it can't find it

I (mac user) followed these instructions and am trying to use my USB drive to install Ubuntu on a NV57H94u Gateway computer. The computer was running Windows 7, but was reset to factory settings. I ...
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Ubuntu not starting after updating to 12.10

I updated from 12.04 to 12.10 and all went fine. After installation was finished, it said: "you must restart your computer to finish update" which I did. After reboot, I got into the boot menu and I ...
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Seek help in failed Ubuntu installation on HP Touchsmart Tx2

I tried to install Ubuntu 12 on a HP Touchsmart Tx2 (Model# tx2-1014AU), using the Windows Installer. The first boot was successful and I logged into Ubuntu. However, I closed my laptop before ...
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Triple booting with Win8 and Ubuntu 13.10 already dual booted [duplicate]

How can I triple boot? I've already dual booted Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 13.10 but I can't find any tutorials on how to install Mac OSX after that. I could only find tutorials that work in a ...
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Can't boot win7 after installing ubuntu 12.04 how can i restore my win7?

I use flash disk to install my ubuntu 12.04 under win7 system, however i made a stupid mistake when I later know that I cant choose install ubuntu alongside with win7 (should choose advanced mode), ...
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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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Grub Triple Boot Windows 7, Debian, Xubuntu

I am trying to "triple boot" with windows 7, debian, and xubuntu 13.10. I am having trouble getting xubuntu 13.10 to show up in the Grub menu, right now only windows and debian show up. I installed ...
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grub rescue unknown filesystem error due to deletion of partition [duplicate]

I had windows 7 and ubuntu on my system. I decided to remove ubuntu partition so I deleted it from windows device manager and formatted and renamed that partition. Now whenever I start my system it ...
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/etc/sysctl.conf doesn't persist after reboot

In a mission to reduce frequent memory flushes to filesystem, I added the following two lines to /etc/syctl.conf. vm.dirty_background_ratio = 50 vm.dirty_ratio = 80 I then ran, sudo sysctl -p and ...
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MythBuntu no boot [duplicate]

new Linux guy here. Bit of background before my problem: I've been following Linux for years, just never took the time to learn and try it. I am old enough that have used 3.1, 98, XP, and now 7 on ...
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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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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 on master hdd with windows 7 on slave

Hi folks I recently made the switch over completely to ubuntu 12.04 since this version has the long term support, I would like to stress first of all I am tech savvy however I am a complete noob with ...
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Not able to boot ubuntu after windows drive format

I formatted one of the partitions of my Windows 8 drive after which my Ubuntu is not booting. I am using a dual boot system with Ubuntu 12.04 release. On booting, grub menu is displayed properly. ...
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Problem with boot after Ubuntu touch

I wanted to try out Ubuntu Touch so I downloaded and installed on my laptop. Now Ubuntu won't boot! Please help. The screen shows: Couldn't find data partition. Spawning adbd ...
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ISO not bootable? [duplicate]

I burnt the ISO linux image file to my CD to install it on my laptop, but my laptop says my CD is not bootable ! How can I fix this ?
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Ubuntu 12.10 crashes during start up [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 without any problems but it started recently to crash during start up or login. I ran Memtest and everything seems fine. The crash screen is something like: Any ...