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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 ...
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Ubuntu Installer does not recognize existing partitions

History of my laptop: Acer E1-572 with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I then dual booted with ubuntu without any problems. Then I came across a booting problem which I resolved by reinstalling ubuntu over ...
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How to change sda2 to sda5

I am with Ubuntu14.04 LTS. After deleting sda2 extended & sda5 Linux swap (as a part of increasing swap area), sda5 swap area changed to sda2. madhu@madhu-desktop:~$ swapon -s Filename Type ...
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Desktop not showing [duplicate]

My desktop is not showing anymore, just the desktop wallpaper and bottom text "ubuntu 14.10", no launcher and no panel. Please help me, I must finish my thesis. I was trying to reset Unity, and ...
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When ubuntu is installing(14.04.1 L) on my windows,ubuntu checks,then an error appears

i don't know how it is about it,but when i try install it,the checking step passes,then an error appears about 'nonetype' and 'getinfo',i press the ok,it closes,i retried,then again appears,and has ...
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Problems Installing Ubuntu14.04.1 LTS on Boot

I am trying to dual boot windows xp professional sp3 and ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a dell dimmension 4500 desktop. It has an Intel Pentium processor with almost 1 GB of Ram. It has two cd-rom drives and a ...
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14.04 freezes in Ubuntu splash screen

Thanks in advance for considering to help me with this problem, I am pretty new to Linux and have been learning furiously. This forum has been really useful is figuring out specifically Ubuntu, which ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after install on ssd

Last week I bought new Acer Laptop which came with a pre-installed Windows 8.1. I replaced the factory 500GB HDD for a Crucial MX100 256GB SSD, after which I used a bootable USB device to install ...
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 over 12.04, it boots straight to Ubuntu

even though I have windows 8.1 installed on separate partition. how can I boot to windows, or preferably, how can I be able to choose which OS to boot via grub? Lenovo Y580 EDIT: i wasn't updating ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Windows 7, cannot boot into Windows

I have spent a day trying every suggestion I can find and using the ArchWiki tutorial. No luck. Here's the situation: I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on /dev/sdb (installed first). I have Windows 7 ...
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HELP! Stuck on Ubuntu 6.10

I love Ubuntu and have 14.04 on all my PCs. The problem is that I forced my sister to switch from iOS to Ubuntu. I inserted my boot-able USB which had 14.04 into the MAC and unlike Windows, I found ...
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Ubuntu Windows Dual boot on the same drive problem [duplicate]

Here's what I did I have an SSD and regular hard drive I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on SSD and Windows on the regular hard drive everything is in harmony Then created another partition on the SSD and ...
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Laptop boots to grub prompt (not rescue) on boot

I have an Asus X502C laptop running Windows 8.1 64 bit and Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit. The settings I used for the install (in bios) were: Secure Boot: Off, UEFI mode: On. I created a 31.5 GB partition in ...
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I was not successful in installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Dell Ubuntu-supported laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Dell Ubuntu-supported laptop, which has an Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2955U processor @ 1.4Ghz and 2GB RAM, but I did not succeed. What it told me is an attempt to ...
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Gave up waiting for root device ubuntu 14.10

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 (kernel v3.16.0-23) I am new to Linux environment and learning how to compile-install-boot new kernel image. I downloaded kernel 3.17.2. Compiled and built the ...
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failed to execute '/bin/eject'

Recently we failed in searching campaign for a Modem Manager for my ZTE USB modem in Ubuntu 14.04 and since then, I am getting, in my Ubuntu starting messages (probably boot scripts), a bunch of ...
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Sony Duo 11 dual boot issue

I have done everything that i have read and cannot get this to work. I want to install ubuntu along with 8.1. I have it already installed on a partition. Issue is i cannot get my computer to boot ...
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Re-installing ubuntu to format my dual-boot system configuration?

I decided to try out the new windows 8 (then 8.1) when buying a new computer to be able to run microsoft software cleanly. I still installed ubuntu as a dual-boot system (splitting my drive's space ...
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How Do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Portege z935 Using Something Else?

How do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Portege z935 Using Something Else?
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Is it possible to install Linux as a standalone OS with a UEFI system that came preinstalled with Windows 8?

I've tried installing Ubuntu several times as a standalone OS on my Toshiba Portege z935 which has a UEFI Bios and came pre-installed with windows 8 and it does not work. Is it really only possible to ...
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Can linux-lowlatency be used with UEFI secure boot?

I am using the linux-lowlatency package as my main kernel (as the generic kernel produces horrible lags while playing audio to my bluetooth speakers). I regularly find that my /boot partition is ...
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I can not boot directly into Text Mode in 14.10

I want my Ubuntu 14.10 system to boot directly into command line, so I changed the grub file in (/etc/default/grub) like this : (#)GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet” GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”text” ...
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Trying to boot from USB “Scanning disc for index files…”

I'm trying to boot an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS USB stick, and it seems it will never enter the Desktop. I'm stuck on the bootscreen, and here are the lines when I press "ESC" : stdin: Not a typewriter ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu from Acer C720 shell

I'm no longer able to boot Ubuntu from my Acer chromebook. I would be very grateful for any help. I get the following messages in the Shell: crosh> shell chronos@localhost / $ sudo startxfce4 ...
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14.10 Live CD black screen

First, the cd (64Bit) is alright, tried on another computer and is working. Booting Live cd. choose Language (OK) Choose Keyboard-layout (OK) Wen I go further, a black screen appears, ...
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Can't boot into UBUNTU, after Yosemite install

I have posted on here as a last resort as I have searched for a solution and haven't been able to find one. I recently installed OS X Yosemite on my mac. Since then I have not been able to gain ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 won't start at all

I'm trying to install lubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo s205 laptop since Windows have rotted. It works fine running on a live session from USB (apart from the WiFi, but that's a different problem). When ...
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I have a blank screen after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, to Ubuntu 14.10. When I start my computer, I have a blank screen. If I plugin my laptop to my TV, at first only the TV turns on, but the login screen shows up on my ...
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grub rescue> unknown command “kernel”

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my laptop, everything worked fine, but today I got this message: error: hd0 out of disk. grub rescue> This happened to me before, and usually I solved it with ...
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An error-message pops up very short at startup and disappear. Where can I read it?

Very easy for non computer/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS peasants, but I think the message provide some help,