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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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot from hdd

I created a live USB on my laptop from a live Ubuntu disc, plugged it into my desktop and installed it to my 500gb hard drive. When I boot my pc, however, the hard drive is not listed as a bootable ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing on Ubuntu 12.04

Yesterday I was updating my ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04. I have a laptop, a compaq presario v6000, with that system only: One HD for Linux, no virtuabox, and so on. For update my Ubuntu I used the ...
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“Bootmgr is missing” - while trying to install windows xp [closed]

I've tried a lot of the answers suggested here on askubuntu.com but none of them seem to work, so I decided to ask my own question. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS and I'm trying ...
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2 min boot time Ubuntu 14.0

Ok I have a really long boot time on my ubuntu machine I've installed bootchart image attached but I don't know where to start looking for a fix:
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reboot or select proper boot media

I shrunk my windows 8.1 partition and was able to successfully install Ubuntu 14.04. The only problem was my touchpad wasn't working anymore in Ubuntu, just in windows. I found this article online ...
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Problem in Booting [duplicate]

installed Ubuntu alone on hard disk, it will NOT boot automatically, when i force it to launch manually it takes forever to load. ? 2nd OFTEN RESETS CLOCK to wrong time ON BOOTING ? (don't know if ...
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hibernate resume failure

I am getting this error sometimes when I resume from hibernation. All of my open windows are closed. There is also an extra reboot before it will actually get to the login screen. The title of the ...
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I cant install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

I have a computer running windows 8.1, and I want to install ubuntu along side of it. However, my computer has some corrupted system files on it when I bought it, so I took it into a local store to ...
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How to fix “doesn't look like an EFI partition” with WinUSB?

Using WinUSB I get this error. I would appreciate any help as I'm trying to put Windows back on computer to please th' wifey, then dual boot so i can still use Ubuntu. Installation failed ! Exit ...
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Usb Boot Drive works on laptop but not desktop

Weirdest thing, I'm currently running win764 on my main dev build and wanted to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 (I have two hard drives one for each os) but whenever i would boot from the flash drive i would ...
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How to Create FreeBSD 10 bootable in Ubuntu 14.04.01?

I want install FreeBSD 10 , how to create USB Bootable ? i tried Unitbooten but its Not working This Post please Help !!!
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Laptop not working after suspend 14.04 lts

Whenever I put my laptop (HP Pavilion: g6-2051SD : amd a10 4600, 6 gb dd3 ram) in suspend state and try running it again, after a while nothing happens. The fan does start blowing but the screen stays ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu OS problem. D Drive lost.

I just installed Ubuntu on my system which already has Windows 7 alongside. After installing the OS, I cannot see the Disk D partition on my Windows OS. I tried "changing the drive letter and paths", ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot after trying to install GTK+

Yesterday I tried installing GTK+ with all the stuff required. Cairo, Pango, all that. Today, after a reboot, my computer won't boot into ubuntu, and shows a list of errors before going into "Low ...
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no dash/applets shown after installing ubuntu desktop on ubuntu server 14.04 64bit

I tried to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server i.e: - Motherboard: mini-ITX GIGABYTE H77N-WIFI - Processor : Core i3 - DDR3 : 8 GB - SATA HDD : 1 x 500GB, 3 x 1TB - Network if: ...
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Lost documents, missing home directory

I need my files for school. I seemed to have lost my home directory. Is it hidden? or did it get dumped? How do I get my document files back from my hard drive My OS only boots up into the log in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freeze screen after startx

I have a laptop with a new installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I installed i3 windows-manager instead of all the gnome environment. I have a strange behaviour three boots out of four: after selecting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 11 3000 touch screen boots unreliably

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this laptop once booted works all right. However, the boot itself is a gamble. I often have to make many tries to get it to boot successfully. It can get stuck at unpredictable ...
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Boot failure - goes to BusyBox - 'gave up waiting for boot device'

G'Day all Have tried installing 14.04.1 LTS on its own partition, then emptying the whole HDD and putting on and having similar results - 'gave up waiting for boot device' ...
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Slow Boot and Bootchart: I/O disk utilization

I have a strange problem with my Ubuntu 14.04 at the boot. The boot is really slow! I have installed the bootchart and this is my boot resource image by the bootchart. Why I have a saturation of the ...
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Ubuntu login is looping [duplicate]

I install the new ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a 32gb pendrive. on booting it shows me low graphic mode screen. I run the failsafex but that too fails with "no Screens". and on doing ctrl+alt+f1, it shows me ...
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Duel boot yoga 2 pro

I want to duel boot Ubuntu on my Yoga 2 pro but Device manager will only let me shrink my main volume by 9 GB and i need 75 GB. I have 115 GB of free space and I'm not sure what to do now?
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Booting from raid

I've installed ubuntu server 14.04 on a small rack server. It has two disks 500GB each, which I put in a "special" raid mode called recovery, so it's kind of like a mirror. When installing ubuntu ...
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How to get a system installed to an external USB HDD to boot on UEFI PC

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 to a USB HDD which I have been doing since 2011 for use on multiple PCs at work and with the HP EliteOne 800 all-in-one PS this is no longer working. The drive does ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't start up

I get a black screen with a lots of codes that I don't know how to copy them to show you guys . /boot is almost full and I've been trying to find a way to free some space for that I can be able to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot after trying to fix brightness issue with Intel card

I just installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my laptop with pre-installed windows 8. So it's a dual boot and everything worked just fine. Then I found out that the brightness wouldn't change in ...
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Total Blackness after Bumblebee uninstall

I'm new to Linux and was until 1hr ago a huge fan! Now I think I've managed to to turn my laptop (Asus Vivobook i5, SSD) into a paperweight by uninstalling Bumblebee (incorrectly?) I used this ...
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Installation of Lubuntu - fails to boot [duplicate]

I just installed Lubuntu's latest version (14.04.1), but it fails to boot on startup. A blinking cursor is the only thing that appears. No access to GRUB. Curiously the Live CD works smoothly, but ...
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Complete Upgrade Failure

Yesterday I upgraded Ubuntu OS to 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" by following the recommendation while inside Ubuntu. However, it failed miserably and the only thing I get now is a black screen with the ...
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Removing Ubuntu from boot manager

I have a similar problem like in this post. The answer there suggests using the 4 commands: sudo apt-get install efibootmgr sudo modprobe efivars sudo efibootmgr sudo efibootmgr -b X -B At first, ...
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Boot menu not showing

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit alongside Windows 7 32 bit, from official DVD image. Ubuntu installer asked me to allocate ~80 GB space on my HD, which finished successfully same as whole installing ...
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Refusal to Boot; Fixed Through Recovery; No Idea what Happened

Right now I'm using the latest version of Lubuntu 14, fyi. Anyhow, I'm not suffering a problem right now, but due to my lack of knowledge on the issue I'm not exactly sure if it's fixed either, and ...
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“Cannot write bytes - broken pipe” upon boot [duplicate]

I recently tried to boot up my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 which had been working no problem for over a year and was met with the message "cannot write bytes - broken pipe" just after the purple loading ...
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Windows option not available at boot time in GNU Grub

So I've crearted a big mess. I had 4 partitions. 2nd one had Windows on it, and I installed Ubuntu on 4th one and created a swap disk on 1st partition, but I was not able to run either OS. Now I ...
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slow boot time on two static IPs

I was wondering why I have such a slow boot time when I have two static IPs set in the /etc/networ/interfaces file? auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 10.8.10.8 ...
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mounting ntfs drive

I recently took an older XP laptop and installed 14.04. I wanted a dual boot machine since my son still has some games he likes in XP. Unfortunately, the power went out mid-installation. Now I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on seperated hard with Hdd power switch

dell inspiron 660 I5. I have two 1tb hard drives and a orico power switch that will let me select which hard drive functions. I have installed ubuntu on the 2nd drive with the windows drive not ...
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Toshiba Laptop can't find Ubuntu on boot

I just installed ubuntu via a USB to my toshiba satellite laptop. Everything went fine as far as the install goes but when I go to restart so I can boot into the install the laptop can't find anything ...
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How to install Ubuntu from windows

I want to install Ubuntu server on a free partition, my hdd is divided into two partitions, the first holds windows, my programs and so on, the second one is completely empty. I can't make a bootable ...
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Ubuntu server not booting GUI

I work for an IT company that usually supports Windows systems only. Recently we had a new client come to us with an old Linux server that they're having some problems with. They boot up the server ...
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how to boot ubuntu from external hard drive

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 . Using GParted I have copied the Ubuntu partition to an external HDD connected via USB . The partition with Ubuntu on the external HDD has its flag set by GParted to ...
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WiFi not working after suspend. Have tried fix

Every time after my laptop is suspended (either from closing the lid or manually suspending), WiFi is disabled and clicking on the network indicator says that networking is disabled. The only way to ...
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Can't install Ubuntu from USB, the screen resizes and stops

I know there were a lot of this questisons, but I haven't found solution anywhere for my particular problem. I have Windows 8 now and I want to delete it all and instal Ubuntu. I made USB Boot ...
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Trial Version 14.04.1 LTS on Emachines G640 with 8Gbytes memory

Due to a Windows 7 crash, I decide instead of recovering Windows 7, first to try the subjected version without installing on my G640. I have made an USB version with pendrive linux. The first ...
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Long startup time after power supply is changed

I have a deskop PC here running Ubuntu 14.04 and observer very long start up time - about 5 minutes. If the Ubuntu is already started and I restarted it, it takes about 30 seconds to load. So the ...
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Attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04. Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

I am rather new to Linux and Ubuntu and have attempted to download Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, burn it to a disk, and install it on my SlimPro Model SP675P with an external DVD drive. I run the disk and my ...
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Slow Boot Times — “gave up waiting for root device” error

I just installed Ubuntu this past Sunday. This afternoon after my laptop battery was drained, I plugged it in and started to boot into Ubuntu (I have a dual-boot setup along with Windows 8.1). I was ...
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Add Windows 8.1 to Grub List

I jus bought a Lenovo t430 and it had Windows 8.1 Pro when I received it. After some hard work i've got to install Ubuntu 14.04. After the install the grub didn't shown the windows option. Login in ...
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Ubuntu is not offered in bootup menu on Windows 7 reboot

I have a HP DV6 laptop running Windows 7. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 to my computer and burned the ISO image onto a DVD. I rebooted with the DVD in the tray and installed Ubuntu using the option. The ...
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Creating a bootable flash drive

I need to make a bootable Windows 8.1 flash drive and am trying to follow the instructions on this site "How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows". I am confused when I try following the 2nd ...