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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Any advantage to installing Ubuntu-only system with UEFI vs Legacy? [duplicate]

I'm building a new Ubuntu/Mythbuntu system. It's not dual-boot with Windows or any other OS. New motherboard supports UEFI (of course). Should I install it as UEFI or stick with Legacy? I ask ...
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Windows not booting after removing the partition containing ubuntu

I had windows 10 and Ubuntu dual boot. Now I removed the partition containing Ubuntu and after doing so, I am not able to boot in windows and it shows internal hard disk is not available. Help me out ...
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Boot Problem Windows [duplicate]

I have a little problem with boot ubuntu DVD. My OS is windows 8.1 and my computer isn't laptop. The problem that is DVD isn't boot, and when I run boot help on DVD, it stop running and this is the ...
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Problem with using ubuntu

I installed ubuntu 14.04 om my sony vaio laptop,model number SVE15115ENW along with Windows 7. Ubuntu installed successfully..When I startup my computer it has come with two option: Ubuntu and Windows ...
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Boot linux on external hard disk - Send Grub Rescue

installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a external hard disk because in the internal hard disk I have Windows 10 and very low space. When I try to boot the external HD, sends the Grub Recovery. I saw few ...
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Error during boot Ubuntu. (ACPI)

I was faced with next problem: When I boot my pc( with os Ubuntu 14.04 lts) the system showed me this: ACPI PCC probe failed USB 1:1 3:1 cannot get freq at ep x084 Module: radeon: unknown rela ...
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insmod to autostart

I have a 3rd party software. Right now, everytime I reboot my system, I'm forced to use insmod manually via shell to load the modules. I read a bit in the Ubuntu Wiki - DKMS and found this. So, I ...
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Computer restarts over and over after upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 14.10 on dualboot windows/ubuntu [closed]

I had a dualboot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 (Windows 8 before upgrade). I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu to 15.04, so I needed to Ubuntu 14.10 and after to Ubuntu 15.04. But after I've upgraded to ...
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Failed boot after accidentally deleting kernels?

I accidentally deleted kernels while trying to clear more space in the boot partition (I couldn't update new kernels due to lack of space). Now I am unable to boot my Ubuntu Linux (14.04). I tried the ...
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booting ubuntu from usb UEFI [duplicate]

I recently built a custom pc. I want to boot ubuntu from a flashdrive, which I have set up following the instructions given by ubuntu on how to both prepare the usb and .iso file. When I attempt to ...
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upgrade Windows 10

in this moment I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and boot works in this moment. How can I upgrade my Windows from 8.1 to 10 with out destroy my boot between linux and windows?
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Lost wired network connection in multiple ubuntu installs

Problem: wired network not working on desktop computer. ifconfig shows the IP address as 10.21.1.101 (Ubuntu is configured for a fixed IP) Router shows IP address 10.21.1.101 reserved for this ...
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How to hide the whole Desktop with a permanent fullscreen image (above)?

I use Ubuntu to make a kinda hotSpot (wifi). I dont want anyone (thief or hacker) to be able to navigate into the system by pluggin-in keyboard-mouse-screen. (Unless me or my collaborators). At boot ...
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Ubuntu Desktop won't install from CD

I keep reading that I need to install Ubuntu Desktop by booting it from a CD. Well every time I try I get to the section where it ask if I want to install alongside Windows 7 and I then click ...
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Not enough boot space to download Ubuntu 14.04.03

Hi this is slightly different to the other problems listed under this heading - brand new 1TB drive so no old kernals. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /cow ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 on external HDD, can't move it to another computer

I have recently installed ubuntu on a 1TB external hard drive, without any special partitioning, I used the express partitioning setting in the installation. Everything worked just fine as I was able ...
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Semi-installed ubuntu error

So, I ran Ubuntu, used unetbootin and the operating system booted through the harddisk only. I firstly chose to try it without installing, then clicked the install button. Followed the ...
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Cannot enter BIOS after installing Ubuntu-Mate 14.04 LTS

I purchased a refurbished Dell Optiplex 755 with Vista (I think) over a year ago. I installed Linux Mint after booting into Windows once to verify the computer was operational. Earlier this year I ...
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DVD Will not mount blanks

I'm having no success mounting blank DVDs to burn. When I run the disks utility it tells me that the DVD Drive is read-only. If anyone knows why this happens other than no file system to read. ...
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Can UEFI be activated after an installation (14.04)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 first time with a fresh usb in uefi mode. When I needed to reinstall the system I tried again, but this time it wouldn't boot from usb unless it was in legacy mode. After ...
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Touchpad disabled at boot?

I'm setting up a client's laptop (Acer Aspire E1-431-2867), and for some reason, the touch pad is disabled on start up. Manually enabling it with the function key (fn+f7) works just fine. The system ...
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/boot continues to be above 90%

I have checked my installed kernels www-data@May:~$ dpkg -l linux-image-\* | grep ^ii ii linux-image-3.13.0-57-generic 3.13.0-57.95 amd64 Linux kernel image for ...
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How can I get past the “Starting version 219” screen with 15.04?

so I was able to log on to my desktop earlier via the (upstart) option at the Advanced Options for Ubuntu, and I had updates to do. I ran the updates, and now I am still getting stuck at the Starting ...
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Downloaded Ubuntu, no dual boot, can't access Windows

Basically I installed Ubuntu following the partition tutorial and everything seems fine except I seemed to have lost Windows. I can still see it in GParted, but there is no dual boot menu + I can't ...
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Cannot find GRLDR [duplicate]

This what happen when I try to install ubuntu 14.04 from usb Try (hd0,0) : FAT32: NO GRLDR Try (hd0,1) : invalid or null Try (hd0,2): Invalid or null Try (hd0,3): Invalid or null Try (hd1,0) : ...
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Error: cannot find GRLDR in all drives

When I try to install ubuntu 14.04, I'm presented with the following error: Try (hd0,0): FAT16: no GRLDR Try (hd0,1): NTFS5: 3 Try (0,2): invalid or null Try (hd0,3): invalid or null Try (fd0): ...
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Hot to edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg to protect changes on grub

How would I specifically edit that file from preventing people from making changes in grub boot menu. I need it to where it needs a password every time some one tries to make a change to the menu.
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/boot wont take up the unallocated space!

I have dual boot on my PC, running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to increase the size of /boot so that I can update stuff but apparently boot wont take up the unallocated space directly behind ...
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Help booting ubuntu iso from the hard drive

I am currently using Windows 7. I downloaded the ubuntu's iso file from the official site. I don't currently have a pendrive and my laptop doesn't have any CD/DVD drive either. I found a tutorial ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual-boot

I have two HDDs, 80Gb each. On the first HDD, I have windows 7, on the second HDD, I've installed Ubuntu, but I don't understand why can't I use Ubuntu. When I restart my PC, it doesn't ask me about ...
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LUKS encrypted: 2 keys, a passphrase and a keyfile, how to priorize keyfile?

I have installed Linux the LUKS way. I provided the passphrase. Later, I made a keyfile (with a random key) and added it to /etc/crypttab specifying its path. I get something like: # <target ...
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Encrypt hdd with LVM without using a password when booting?

Is there a possibility to encrypt the whole hdd with LVM without entering the encryption password on every boot? I want security in case of a theft but dont want to enter two passwords every boot. My ...
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No Bootable device after 14.04.3 LTS Install

Please help, I'm a complete newbie Computer= Gigabyte T1120P notebook w NVidia GeForce 410m and intel i3 Ubuntu = 14.04.3 LTS Tried boot repair disk Tried various bios settings, nothing helps Tried ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with a dual-boot RAID 1 partition on an UEFI/GPT system?

I have a computer with dual SSDs and Win (7) pre-installed on another disk. The pre-installation uses (U)EFI/GPT boot. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit desktop on a RAID1 root partition on my ...
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MySQL wont start on boot after upgrading to 15.04

I recently rebuilt my server and decided to upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 15.04. I can't seem to figure out why MySQl won't start on boot. I have ran the following command. sudo update-rc.d mysql ...
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How can I boot on systemd with two RAID1 disks as sdb and sdc

I just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 and I cannot boot probably because my RAID1 disks block the process. I boot on sda and my RAID1 disks are sdb and sdc. The message that appears is: error /dev/sdb1: ...
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How do I get Windows to showup on my boot menu?

I'm sort of new to all this, and am not quite sure what I did. I somehow managed to delete the boot menu from my computer, so when it starts it automatically goes into Ubuntu. I got the boot menu ...
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How to find intel drivers for 15.04? (can't boot without nomodeset, stuck with low res)

Running 15.04 on an HP envy notebook. The dedicated graphics chip is shot but the intel graphics have been working fine. When I boot i get stuck on the purple "ubuntu" loading screen with the orange ...
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Questions about bootable USB stick (Ubuntu) on Windows

When I create a bootable USB stick (Ubuntu) on Windows, does it mean that the changes that I will do (let's say save a new file called "abc.txt" on the Ubuntu desktop) will those changes be reflected ...
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“Ghost” Ubuntu entry in BIOS UEFI [duplicate]

Here's my problem : When I go to my BIOS (Asus P8P67 UEFI , not legacy available ) , my system detects a possible boot option called "ubuntu" (If I try to boot on this very entry , the system will ...
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START PXE IPv4 OVER

Hi, Awhile back my hard drive crashed, I replaced it and installed Ubuntu onto the hard drive instead of windows. I now want to go back to windows and I am running into a problem. I have made a ...
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Windows 10 upgrade, now no partition will boot

I have a multi-boot computer (windows 8, Ubuntu, and elementary OS). Two days ago I tried to upgrade windows 8 to windows 10. When it got done and restarted it went to grub rescue. I tried the whole ...
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SSD partitioning, after Dual-Boot with Windows 8.1 (UEFI)

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 in dual-boot with windows 8.1, now that windows does not have the fast boot activated can I manage my SSD partitions (bcache was once suggested but without any detail) ? I ...
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Stuck at bootscreen(solved)

It was running fine. Today when I started my laptop, selected ubuntu from grub and it showed gnome icon, and after that stuck there. It keeps on blinking on a black screen. There was nothing I could ...
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how I can rearrange my partitions?

I need help with this problem! I would like to install windows and ubuntu in the same hard disk. My plan was to have Windows on a partition, install ubuntu on another partition, one for ubuntu files ...
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Slower boot after installation with encrypted home directory

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 x64 recently. I have observed that in comparison to non-encrypted installation, the installation with encrypted home directory results in slower boot time: without ...
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FSTab, manage 2 boot partitions 'priority'?

My FSTab /etc/fstaballows 2 boots partitions, one on the machine HDD (where there are swapand FS /), another on a USB pendrive. I duplicated the boot line in /etc/fstab and changed the UUID and ...
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Graphics driver problem

I have a AMD/ATI HD6600. I have already tested every single popular Linux distribution and I still have this problem. If I start using non-proprietary drivers, most of the time I start my PC after ...
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Boot folder on external USB pendrive, how to boot to?

My machine is LUKS-encrypted and boot works a charm (asking the passphrase at launch). I want to use a keyfile on a USB pendrive, thus the user has a dongle that the user must plug to launch Linux ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login crash/black screen after latest update

my laptop crashes just before login, either with the ubuntu-sign or changing to black screen. Never had this issue before. Yesterday I added the new updates, had also all the time some reporting bugs ...