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 issues, cont

Okay, so I posted some questions online last night. While they didn't get resolved my bigger issue right now seems to be my desktop will not boot without my windows installer usb I made plugged in. I ...
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How to boot from a usb in UEFI mode on a Dell Inspiron

I want to dual boot ubuntu 15.10 with already installed windows 10 (upgraded from 8). From what I've been researching, in order for ubtuntu to be dualbooted with windows 10 on a uefi machine, the ...
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Ubuntu Boot DVD/CD [duplicate]

If I can't crack this Im afraid I'll never use Linux. Tried everything to launch from DVD just won't work...HP Laptop Win8 copyed to DVD, Burned to DVD, extacted and burned to DVD, changed bios boot ...
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ubuntu stuck at blank screen [duplicate]

My Computer with Ubuntu 14.04 is not booting. I tried to make some changes to partition using live USB, but now only a line is blinking at the top of the screen. Nothing else. I have an Ubuntu ...
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Editing Grub.cfg

I have two questions. Where is grub.cfg located? Ubuntu / is mounted on /dev/sda6 Fedora / is mounted on /dev/sda8 How should I edit grub.cfg so that when I choose Ubuntu (out of Ubuntu and ...
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No operating system selection screen

I have been using Windows 10 as my default OS. A few days ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 through USB. When I start my PC I can't see any OS selection screen. It boots Windows 10 directly. But if I press ...
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Cant boot help! http://paste.ubuntu.com/14686337/

I did a boot repair and was given this link to copy down I'm a new user and I'm lost at this point by http://paste.ubuntu.com/14686337/ I had 15.04 installed went to install 15.10 did an erase all ...
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15.10 xubuntu slow boot gap 21-103 sec

My desktop is starting up quit slow, it hangs for a while. I used dmesg wich showed a big gap in the boot process from 21 to 103 sec http://pastebin.com/7dXhqQ0z [ 21.751243] audit: type=1400 ...
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Ubuntu not able to boot up and fresh installlation also not possible

I messed up with my ubuntu 15.10. I was trying to gnome-desktop-environment by running the command sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment, but I closed the process in between because I didn't ...
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Windows 8.1 bootloader is not working after install Ubuntu 14.04

after installing Ubuntu 14.04 windows boot loader is not opening ... when i turn on my laptop it boot directly ubuntu . There is no option to boot windows boot loader. I didnot delete or format any ...
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Missing Operating System vs Grub Terminal [duplicate]

Did some updates on Ubuntu. My sister turned off the pc, I guess while the update was not finish and since then I got some issues. First some i-386 was missing and the rescue grub something started ...
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LUKS Partition labeled as “Unknown”

I wanted to downsize my LUKS partition for a Windows installation. I followed this tutorial, and after rebooting my Ubuntu installation, It just shows the Ubuntu 15.10 logo without prompting me to ...
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Can't boot from CD - Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm tired of ubuntu now and and switching back to windows. Im gonna use the OS-Uninstaller but the problem is I can't boot from my ubuntu cd. When I installed ubuntu im quite sure I pressed F11 to ...
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Grub? help, I'm not sure where to begin

I am having trouble with Grub reading any of my usb devices on start up. That being a ubuntu live cd and a windows installer. Now I have two questions, if I want to use these (which I know work.) ...
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Surface 3 Issues - Black Screen After Boot

I am sure this question has been asked many times, but I have not been able to find an answer. I am trying to install from a usb and I always get passed the purple screen with the Ubuntu logo, and ...
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How can I get the Ubuntu Installer to recognize that my system has windows 10 installed?

I'm currently trying to dual boot my Dell inspiron 7000 series laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Windows 10 is already installed. However while messing with installing other linux distros i seem to ...
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Use Parted Magic with YUMI

I've tried putting parted magic versions on an flash drive using YUMI but every time I get an missing file error stating: This application has raised an unexpected error and must abort. [45] File or ...
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Updating and Upgrading - no space left on /boot

I run an Ubuntu 14.04 Server. After attempting to update and upgrade, I ran into the problems of the /boot being full. After some googling (and looking on here), I ran into this blog post that ...
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Ubuntu not booting comreset failed [duplicate]

When booting my pc with ubuntu on usb, and click "Try before Installing" (or something similar). It turns white, and then displays: Probe failed. ata3: comreset failed (errno-=16) After that it ...
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Ubuntu on MacBook won't boot

I want to run Ubuntu 14 from a USB flash drive as alternative system on my MacBook Mid 2007 computer... I installed Ubuntu from the LiveDVD 14.04 LTS, and it completed successfully into a 32GB USB 3.0 ...
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NMI watchdog on Haswell

When i'm trying to boot ubuntu on my laptop (Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201L), i'm getting this [ 60.079064] NMI watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 23s! [swapper/0:0] The only way i can ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on broken PC

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my broken e-machines laptop. The laptop was running Windows 7 before breakdown. I have made myself a bootable USB and am currently running Ubuntu on this PC. The ...
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Ubuntu installed - Mac 2010 ATI Radeon HD 4670 256 MB - Black Screen When Boots

I have read a few of the other questions with the same problems but I can't work out exactly what I need to do to fix this. When installed I pushed e to edit and added "nomodeset nolapic" pushed F10 ...
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how can i log in to my webbook model no;0n9 [duplicate]

may I please get assistance with regards to accessing the web book.i forgot my username and my password.so now it decline me when i log in. VODAFONE WEBBOOK MODEL NO:0N9 INPUT:19V=1.58A CC0700
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Lubuntu frozen while installing

I have this old PC hanging around so I decided to install Lubuntu on it just to give it some life and it freezes every time. I made a bootable USB, made two partitions (an ext4 and a swap partition) ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 10 dual boot issue on a toshiba sattelite P 50 A 11 L

I had ubuntu 14.04 and windows 10 installed on my toshiba, everything was fine. But after a month, my computer starts only on widows, I tried everything I could but I cannot access the ubuntu ...
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Can't boot Linux from usb on Thinkpad W540

i've Ubuntu, Fedora, Kali mounted on 3 USB sticks and can't boot from any of them. i've disabled (fast-boot) option in windows and also made the following changes to BIOS : *secure boot: disables ...
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The selected boot device failed…Ubuntu 15.10 OS will not load

So i am trying to install ubuntu and get it to work on my laptop dual boot with Win 10 I have two separate drives: one the ssd which i have the windows os which i dont want to touch On the other ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a new device that I made myself?

For example, I have a device that I made myself with chipsets and a new design. You can think it is like a tablet, but it is not, because I am doing other things with this device. I need to install ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installing a new kernel

I am a software tester, and I'm trying to test a kernel module on a variety of Linux kernels (3.2+). Currently I'm trying to compile the module, mount it and run an automated test suite on all Linux ...
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Ran install from ISO to disk(Trial)Ubuntu 14.04, the disk installed beside windows10 but now have 2 screens to load…

Turn on power, screen asks which to load(From windows) So, I select windows, and poof, good ! Then if I choose Ubuntu, a screen says stuff, and ESCape is my option. Then I choose to boot (f9) ...
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grub rescue after creating new partition from windows

I'd successfully installed Ubuntu 10.04.03 LTS with parallel to existing Window 7 Professional. Both the OSes were booting properly without any problem. After install I needed to do sudo update-grub ...
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Black screen after logo loading in Kubuntu [duplicate]

I got black screen after logo loading in Kubuntu. What may possible issues for this error? After logo glowing i got splash for one second of console with root@pc line and black screen just after ...
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ubuntu partition grub mount failure

I have tried install a Ubuntu 15.1 partition on my window's 10 lenovo t450 machine with a usb. After running boot-repair in Ubuntu, I found out there was a problem with mounting grub2's core.img with ...
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How to get past the gnu grub screen?

Installing Ubuntu 14 from USB. I Have it installed and updated but now can't restart. Did it have something to do with the boot sequence? All it says is: loading Linux generic Loading initial ...
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How to make things boot that have nobootwait on them?

I tried to set up mhddfs as described here or here and it works, but the computer will not boot if I put it in fstab. So I added the nobootwait option to the line in fstab and it boots now, but does ...
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accessing data on encrypted drive

Please be patient with me as I am still learning how to do anything Linux, starting with Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and had some issues playing around with it and petty much now it won't ...
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fsck for 3 hours

I have just installed xubuntu on a old computer that I bought from ebay about 4 hours ago. the computer is a Sony Vaio vgn-ux180p. It has a 30gb hdd and 750mb of ram. I removed win xp and wiped the ...
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Set grub as bootloader when windows default bootloader is deleted

I completely wiped my hard drive on an HP initially set up with windows uefi boot. The wipe also deleted default windows bootx64.efi. Right now my fat32 partition flagged as boot is mounted on ...
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How to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on two separate hard drives? [duplicate]

I used to be an Ubuntu user a long time ago but went back to Windows because it didn't satisfy my needs yet. But back then I used Wubi to install Ubuntu because when I tried to install it myself, I ...
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Is my Ubuntu partition gone?

I have (had) a dual boot Ubuntu and Win10 machine. Windows was hosed and I fixed it using using unetbootin. Ubuntu disappeared i.e. the boot menu that had Ubuntu and Win went. Now I only have Win10. ...
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Dualboot Windows 10 and Ubuntu: GRUB Problems

I tried to Dual-Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10. But I can not choose to start Windows, when I turn on my Computer (Lenovo ThinkPad E330). I can access all my files of Windows from Ubuntu, because ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from USB Drive on Early 2008 black Macbook (Macbook 4,1)

Linux newbie here. I'm trying to breathe new life into my 8 year old Macbook by replacing OS X 10.6.8 with a Linux distro. While I'm trying to figure out which distro to choose, I ran into the ...
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XUbuntu install problems

I purchased XUbuntu from OSDisc.com on a USB stick with the intent of loading it on to an older HP desktop with a new blank Hard drive installed in it. I do not know how to appropriately boot or ...
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Error attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' (Ubuntu 14.04)

I did a boot repair because of ' error attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' re booted, no luck boot repair log I only have ubuntu 14.04 on the laptop but ran the boot repair from a 12.04 ...
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dualboot windows lost recovery but partition is still there

So i run windows 10 (on a default windows 8 machine) and i installed ubuntu 15 and after installing it and messing around decided to reinstall ubuntu, but after the windows 8 partition would not boot ...
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Ignoring BGRT: invalid status 0 (expected 1) while booting

I have been using browserify and node for my project and then it started to work realy slow so decided to reboot my laptop. After reboot I've noticed errors while system boots and cannot get rid out ...
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How to Boot to USB on a Laptop for Existing Desktop Ubuntu Install on USB Harddisk

How to Boot to USB on a Laptop for Existing Ubuntu Install on USB Harddisk? Sometimes I would want to travel with my work desktop harddisk with a full Ubuntu install. Due to security settings and ...
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Not able to write to pendrive

I have a 2 GB pendrive(FAT16)... I used dd command to make it bootable dd if=archlinux.iso of=/mnt/pd/ But now when I tried to rename some folders in it... it gives an error saying this is ...
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Capturing a kernel dump from a CPU soft lockup at boot?

I am SAN Booting an Ubuntu server and have configured the 14.04.2 client to the best of my ability according to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/CrashdumpRecipe It seems like the article works fine ...