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 boot error rootdevice

So, what is this error that comes when i started to boot ubuntu 14.04. How to solve this? Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) Check rootdelay= (did the ...
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Error in trying to boot-up after a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10

The error I keep getting, after a fresh install (first boot-up) of Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 is as follows :- error : file "/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod" not found. Has anyone got a fix for this ? ...
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After installing and uninstall Ubuntu 14.10 I have less disk space

After installing Ubuntu and finally uninstalling it I don't have the same amount of disk space. How can I get my disk space back? I installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1. Everything was going ...
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Ubuntu signed Grub do not prefix tftp-root directory for tftp requests

$ lsb_release -rd Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release: 14.04 dpkg -l grub-efi-amd64-signed Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | ...
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How to Find Command Line before Boot-Up

Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine for a few weeks after installation, detecting USB wireless Microsoft all-in-one keyboard/touchpad. Then it stopped, at least after boot-up. Keys work before boot-up to ...
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Booting Ubuntu from Ext SSD?

I have downloaded Ubuntu (most recen version), and used image burner on .iso file to create another .iso file in my hard drive, but when I try and boot from my hard drive, it wont let me?
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Strange boot problem in Server 14.10

This is on Ubuntu Server 14.10. I am setting up a user that is chrooted to its own home directory through SFTP, but I need the user to be able to access/edit a subdomain of my website at ...
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Is it possible to display a splash screen when you disable the GUI

On my system I have removed lightdm. When the system starts it attempts to load up tty7 but since it does not have lightdm it is unable to boot up the GUI. So tty7 is the initially loaded which ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and i386

I'm a pretty new user to Ubuntu. I downloaded the 14.10 x64 iso for my new laptop and it installed and dual booted fine. I was super pleased with how fast it ran so I decided to install it on my 8 ...
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Syslinux error (1) on 8GB< drive

I have a problem when I try to install Syslinux to my USB flash drive. I have tried these three steps: Re-formatting the drives; this includes re-partitioning. Disabling all security mechanisms ...
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ubuntu install failed I've tried a few things but get nothing or errors

Initially I was installing Debian with a USB stick and that failed to install. It gets to the install program then insists on using a CD but the install data is on the USB stick. That was earlier... ...
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Recovering grub using Ubuntu Live USB

I have Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) installed on a Dell server. I wanted to use one of the earlier kernel versions and I edited /etc/default/grub for this. It seems like I made something wrong. After ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS user tty1 no graphics and only black screen text command how can I have normal ubuntu back?

I had ubuntu running well after upgrading to trusty had some problems with grub, fixed that Then I had problems with Ubuntu Now on startup I have new grub menu with boots enabled on every drive Going ...
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While booting I am getting this message" support for core revision x0017

Support for core revision x0017 and x0018 is disabled by module param all hdw support=0 try 00b43 what is this?
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cant get past the command line

I recently loaded a new driver and it required a computer restart. When the system came back up it required a command line login and I can't get past the command line. I am very new to Ubuntu and ...
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Toshiba Laptop Not Installing Ubuntu 14.10 through disk

I recently tried installing Ubuntu 14.10 on my Toshiba Satellite A205 laptop. I had trouble downloading the .iso file for Ubuntu so this may be the source of the problem. For no reason whatsoever the ...
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Where'd My Ubuntu Install go?

This may be probably is a newbie question, but I've used Ubuntu before and haven't had issues. Today, I decided to put a linux OS on my HP Pavilion G6 laptop (Win8). Since I tried Ubuntu before, I ...
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How do I resolve the “Diskfilter writes are not supported” error?

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS, I began to see an error during startup: error: Diskfilter writes are not supported. press any key to continue... I tried applying the patch ...
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14.04 Error on booting dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root on /root failed invalid argument

On switching on my Ubuntu laptop to-night got a lot of noise and the message mount: mounting /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No ...
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can not boot: mountall main process terminated with status 2

i installed ubuntu 14.10 server and somehow it does not want to boot anymore: mountall main process terminated with status 2 my software RAID5 /dev/md1 should be mounted to /. I can mount it RW in ...
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Reboot on power off

Whenever I try to powerdown my laptop from the menu or terminal it powers off. Then three seconds later it starts powering back on. How can I fix this? I have the acer aspire v5-571. ...
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ubuntu unicorn unfinished install hickup

i installed newest ubuntu 14.10 unicorn on my brand new ssd pc , but think i made an mistake. When files had finished installing the boot media - a dvd i burned - where pushed out.. i removed the ...
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changing root ssd with btrfs data array

I have a Corsair 120GB SSD holding my Ubuntu OS and three 3x 3TB disks in a BTRFS RAID1 configuration holding everything else including home, photos, music, etc. I may need to replace my SSD for ...
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Essentially, it won't boot properly

Okay, I'll start at the beginning. Earlier this year, I installed elementary os luna (based on Ubuntu 12.04) in dual boot with Windows 8.1 - an update to Windows 8, which was an upgrade to Windows 7, ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu without using live-cd/usb

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my notebook. I would like to completely remove the operating system so that my PC is in "No operating System" mode. I searched internet and the how-to's need a ...
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How to fix Kernel Panic booting issue

This morning when I boot my Asus Eee X101CH (no cd/dvd player) I get the following message: > [2.393318] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on > unknown-block (0,0) ...
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Fatal Server Error; AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0

I'm no Linux n00b, but I don't even know where to begin fixing this. I switched to vanilla Ubuntu this morning, loaded up a few of my essential programs (gvim, zim, xmonad, chromium, source * pro ...
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MacBook Pro Retina: where to install Grub?

This guide explains how to install Ubuntu Saucy/Trusty on a MacBook Pro (11,1). However it doesn't say where one should install grub: should it be in /dev/sda (the hard disk) or in /dev/sdaN (for ...
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error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0')

I tried to installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS for the first time on a 11 years old Dell Inspiron 6000. There is only one partition and no other system beside. After installing and booting, I became this ...
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Text mode not working properly. Plus other problems

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 multiple times, always ending with some sort of bug that renders my system useless. So I have a few questions to ask. When I boot, a purple selection screen comes up and ...
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error pkgproblemresolver resolve generated breaks error 225

I managed to install nvidia proprietary driver, now I tried to install CUDA and after I update synaptic manager I notice many installation to be removed and update some of it right after it said to ...
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No init found. error after upgrading Ubuntu

I upgraded my Ubuntu to 14.04 and when the computer restarted, this error appeared and I can't do anything. Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init. No init found. Please help.
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No grub after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 [duplicate]

After the ubuntu upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10,system goes to black screen without any grub on booting(even the right shift key didnt bring up the grub).However if i choose BIOS and exit without any ...
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Problems installing ubuntu on HP Elitebook 840

I tried installing ubuntu on my HP Elitebook 840 but I am encountering some problems. First of all, i can load ubuntu from a DVD just fine and installing, at the first couple of tries, went without a ...
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lubuntu not boots

I have one old pc that Windows XP even got performance problems in time that caused me to give one lite linux distro try to make this pc useful for web surfing mainly. I dont want dual boot, or need ...
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Can't install OR liveboot 14.04.1

At the moment, I'm constantly having "can't find a medium with a filesystem" thrown back at me. This is an improvement from the thousands of squashfs errors I used to get (using a differnet USB drive, ...
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Ubuntu, ElementaryOS and Windows Grub Broken

The other day, I decided that, in addition to Ubuntu, I'd like to try ElementaryOS. So, I made another partition, and installed on that partition (sda5). In the installer, there was a box that said to ...
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Installer of 14.04.1 LTS doesn't recognize Windows 7

I have Windows 7 on my PC but I'm kinda sick of it so I wanted to install Ubuntu. But I have many programs and stuff in W7 that I need so I want to dual boot. But when I'm booting the Ubuntu from my ...
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Ubuntu not starting 'symbol 'grub_disk_read' not found

yesterday I install Ubuntu on my new computer, last night I hit shut down on Ubuntu and the shutting down screen came up, when I woke up the next day it still hadn't shut down. I hit the power button ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 booting problem

Recently I upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04. After booting from boot loader for the first time, the screen goes black and nothing happens. When I restart it again, a screen prompts which shows Unable ...
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Upon restart computer switches off entirely instead of rebooting

I'm not entirely sure but I think it began with switching to the Xubuntu desktop from the standard Ubuntu one that I first encountered this issue - that was still under 14.04. I've since switched to ...
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WinUSB throws an error 32512 for 2 different iso files

I have 2 iso files of Windows 7 and 8. Whatever iso file I use, I get an error trying to create a bootable usb using WinUSB: What's the matter?
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How can I choose Ubuntu on my window 8.1 dual boot computer

I installed successfully Ubuntu 14.10 on my window 8.1 as dual boot but I can't choose which OS will boot at the startup. Now I have to go to boot option and need to choose the partition, Ubuntu to ...
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drive not working in clean ubuntu 14.04.1

I have installed ubuntu clean ubuntu 14.04.1. ubuntu made a default drive having mountpoint '/' in ex4 partion and a swap. i have deleted that both drive and again created a extra dive as in ...
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Unable to Resize NTFS Partition

I am having a difficult time recovering from a HD failure. Essentially my SSD drive I was using to run Windows 7 for gaming has gone completely haywire. I am trying to resize an NTFS partition on a ...
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Store realtime system snapshot for boot

Is it possible to do a kind of hibernate but without turn computer off? Create snapshots every 10 minutes (for example) so if it suddenly turn off last state can be restored.
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Ubuntu live usb freezes at startup

I am using an ASUS computer, and when I use my usb stick I see the grub bootloader. But the moment when I click "try ubuntu" the ubuntu splash logo freezes after a while at the third point (always). ...
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Cant boot after cancelling MiniTool Partition Wizard

I wanted to resize the windows partition using gparted but it wont work, so i used Mini Tool Partition wizard. After first step was made it started to wipe an unallocated space (my wrong) so i ...
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I want to install Ubuntu on a different Hard Disk Drive, will i be able to dual boot Window 7 and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a spare Hard Drive Disk on my computer, I was wondering if I be able to use Ubuntu and be able to boot Window 7 when I want to or I do I have to do something in order for that to happen? I ...
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Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path - ubuntu server

Im trying to boot ubuntu 14.10-server-i386 in a pendrive. Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path But im getting this error when boot from pendrive. What does it mean? How to overcome ...