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 boots to desktop background

I have been messing around in Ubuntu 14.04 lts , change theme icons and replace some file in system and reboot all i see is desktop background can't see panel or menu can't access terminal , i follow ...
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Boot problem with Ubuntu 14.04 in Samsung RV411 notebook [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Samsung RV411 notebook on a partition in parallel with my Windows 7 Starter (crap), but I can't boot it. Windows 7 automatically starts and the option to choose another ...
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How do I boot into Ubuntu (after installing, it still just boots to Windows)? [duplicate]

I've successfully installed Ubuntu (or so I'm told) on my Dell laptop alongside a clean Windows XP install. When I turn on the computer it boots directly into Windows with no options given to boot ...
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PXE boot issue (error 32) / tftp

I have some old laptops that I'd like to boot via LAN. First, because the drives on these are failing / have failed, and because they're now both over 14 years old, and then for the learning ...
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Problem with ubuntu / W8 install and grub

I recently made a mistake when installing Ubuntu 14.04 on an external hard drive plugged to a Windows 8.1 laptop. My problem is that now if I have the external hard-drive plugged I can choose on which ...
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Dual boot windows 7 Ubuntu and clock [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop alongside Windows 7. But for a reason I don't know there is a problem with the clock of my computer. When I use Ubuntu and I restart the computer to go on Windows ...
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Unable to start Kubuntu after updating from 13.10 to 14.04

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask a question about Kubuntu. Please feel free to suggest me a better place to ask this question. I'm running dual boot windows 7 and kubuntu. Today after I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from USB on an UEFI system stops in grub rescue shell - how to continue?

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 from USB on a system with UEFI (from HP) instead of BIOS where Windows 7 is preinstalled. Unfortunately booting from USB-Stick hangs at the Grub "rescue shell" with ...
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Not able to install 14.04 from DVD

I have downloaded iso image of Ubuntu 14.04 from the official website. After that I burned it on a DVD, when I boot my computer with the DVD inserted in the drive I see the following messages on a ...
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Hide all kernel boot messages/logging when disabling splash screen Lubuntu 14.04.1

In Lubuntu 13.10 I was able to redirect the kernel messages/logging to another tty by adding the following to the Grub file in order to hide all kernel boot messages when disabling the splash screen ...
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Dual-Boot (General boot) messed up! Can't enter windows 8.1 (BCD error)

I'm kind of freaked out right now, but i will try to explain what happened as good as I can. English is not my first language, so please excuse any grammar or writing errors I'm asking here on ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on a laptop with no OS and the bootable USB won't load WUBI

I've installed the latest Ubuntu onto a USB drive with plenty of storage. When I boot my laptop with no OS on it, it does not detect my USB drive with Ubuntu. I don't know if it's my BIOS, or if its ...
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How can I get rid of glitched boot screen in ubuntu 14.04?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW550F w/ATI Radeon graphics. My problem is exactly like the one in question "how can I get rid of a graphical glitch on Ubuntu 12.10", which is closed.
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS Won't Boot w/Monitor Connected

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a Lenovo RD540 server. Actually two of them. Both servers experience same behavior. 1) Server stalls during bootup. 2) The most recent message during ...
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how to boot into Windows 7 if I only have grub now

My laptop is installed with window 7, now I want to install ubuntu using its ISO image and easyBCD, however, I failed in installing ubuntu, and when I boot the laptop I can only see grub interface. ...
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use grub2 command line to boot from CD

I can't run uBuntu (it stucks in loading). I tried to boot with disc but It goes directly to Grub2 menu. I can't enter BIOS it displays 'please wait' and then goes to grub2 menu either. the only ...
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Hard disk failure after partition in Ubuntu 13.4 using terminal

I did partition of my Ubuntu system using sudo fdisk in terminal because I could not install Windows 7 because it said something like there has to be some space to save some files on that space. So I ...
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Cant get burg to load up on 14.04.1 LTS with Windows 8.1 Pro

So I reinstalled the LTS due to some issues and I decieded to try burg out. So installed it and everything and sudo burg-emu works and shows the theme installed working too. However it will show ...
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Ubuntu No Longer Working: Asking for drive cache failed

Whenever I start my computer, everything works fine. I let it load, then I select the Operating System. In this case, Ubuntu. Then, I get this message and it repeats hundreds of times and It doesn't ...
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How to start openvpn on boot?

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 x64. I have openvpn installed and a client.conf file in /etc/openvpn. However, openvpn doesn't start on boot. I would try editing /etc/default/openvpn to make it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on USB flash drive deleted Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on a usb flash drive using Linux Live usb creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and everything went fine. I gave it persistent memory for the flash drive to store ...
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Ubuntu wouldn't start after installing updates, but then after a few restarts, its starting again

I'm not sure what precise subject\title should I put for this question because it must be descriptive and short in the same time while the subject is full of details. Today in the morning I installed ...
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Running Unbutu operating system [duplicate]

I installed Unbutu system and when I boot it ask for the password. It found wifi connection but after entering password the hard drive will run and screen goes black and can only see mouse cursor. Is ...
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Cannot boot: “No init found. Try passing init=bootarg” standard fix not working

I'm getting the booting error as per Cannot boot: "No init found. Try passing init=bootarg" I'm run commands in a liveCD terminal ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, ...
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Delete tp-trackpoint-elantech

I installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo T440 and not everything was working fine with the plain installation. So I used the official lenovo wiki to install all drivers. After I installed ...
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No such partition. Grub rescue

I installed Ubuntu on one of the two of my hard drives. My other hard drive has Windows 7. When I booted from the Ubuntu hard drive but then it had an error and said "no such partiton. ". So I ...
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unetbootin ubnldr.MBR error during boot up

So basically I've tried installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 using the live disc but it won't recognize my windows 7 installation. So I used unetbootin to install Ubuntu alongside windows and after ...
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Freeing space on /

Recently i experienced X server fails on my Ubuntu 12.04. When i booted up i got a window sayig that system is running in low-res mode, the option to run it like that once, failed. - coulnd't log in ...
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What kernels & packages do I un-install?

Okay, my wife's computer is apparently running out of space on /boot and from what I can tell in similar questions, it's related to unused kernels (which makes no sense, considering it's a fresh ...
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Ubuntu claims its out of space? [duplicate]

When my wife starts her computer, she is told (after logging-in): The volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or by moving ...
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*Solved* I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu using a USB, but the boot-up process is stuck [closed]

Last night, the hard disk of my laptop encountered the click-of-death. As a result, I couldn't boot into my Windows 7 installation anymore. So that it's not a total loss, I took the advice of a ...
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Trying to make bootable USB on OS X — the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer ??

So I formatted the USB thing to FAT, I tried using a 4GB and then figured maybe it's the disk so then I used a 2GB and got the same errors. Followed the instructions just as they are on the page... ...
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How to enable my flashdrive while im in the BIOS Setup Utility

Im trying to install Ubuntu 32bits on my ASUS Eee PC. I want to install it over Windows XP Home Edition, using my 8gb flashdrive. On my flashdrive I have Universal-USB-Installer 1.9.5.5 by ...
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boot failure - previously testdisk was installed

I ask for help on the constant boot failure situation. I run a 12.04LTS on a Acer 4736Z laptop. I tried to install testdisk. But this caused failure to mount externel USB HDD. Then I removed testdisk ...
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Windows 7 won't boot from GRUB (UEFI)

everyone. After having installed Ubuntu on my desktop Windows 7 won't run. There's a menuentry in the GRUB called "Windows 7" but when i press it nothing happens - the GRUB's menu just reappears. I ...
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Recover windows boot partition

I am completely new with Linux and on my holidays I decide to install Ubuntu 14,04, somehow I manage to delete the first partition sda1 100mb and can not boot on windows 7 any more. Already tried ...
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Grub takes forever to show up

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my MacBook Pro 5,3. Everything works fine so far except for GRUB. It takes 5-8 minutes to just show up. The rest of the boot process goes as expected. I'm also ...
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USB FTDI devices work only sometimes on 14.04.1

I hope that you could help me with a really frustrating problem. I use Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS and I have three Argolis Smargo Smartreaders V2 which I use with a program called OSCam. When I boot ...
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Quick question about Ubuntu on External HDD

I'm new to Ubuntu and after some Google search, I manage to install Ubuntu on my external drive (4 partitions) with the following setup: sdb1: Ubuntu and Grub (60gb) sdb2: swap (7GB) sdb3&4: file ...
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Booting Android with GRUB, but how?

I have a small problem. I have seven partitions: Device Boot Begin End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 206848 219013119 109403136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT <-- ...
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EFI installation fail

EDIT: I managed to resolve part of the problem myself. Now I am left with this. I have a Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101 with pre-installed Windows 8. I did had Ubuntu installed before, but after a ...
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I can't access the grub menu during bootup of Ubuntu server 14

I cannot access the grub menu when booting up Ubuntu server. I have tried the options in the following three threads: How to enable GRUB menu on Ubuntu 12.04 server? I can't get grub menu to ...
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LTSP client boots on busybox

I've installed an LTSP server on my linux desktop 12.04 (virtual machine), set all the necessary network settings. Now I created a thin client using virtualbox, booted (after starting up the server ...
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Bootable USB Ubuntu

I see that this has been asked around here before. But not only are the answers over a year out of date, they all point to a Windows installer that is known to have a virus. I know this for a fact ...
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windows 8 cannot boot after installation of ubuntu 14.04

after installation of ubuntu 14.04 , my windows 8.1 fails to start and shows oxc000000001, I used boot repair system wich fixed my ubuntu and it is working now but windows 8.1 is not loading :(, ...
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Dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Ubuntu with a dual boot mechanism. For some days i was unable to boot into Ubuntu. Windows 8 booted just fine. After some days when i switched my laptop ON, Ubuntu 14.04 booted up ...
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RE : Installing Ubuntu on a NTFS Flash Drive

I wanted to create a bootable Windows and Ubuntu on my flash drive. Due to FAT32 constraint on Windows, I formatted my flash drive to NTFS. But after i installed Ubuntu into the flash drive and boots ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS 32 bit not booting

When Ubuntu 14.04 LTS trys to boot I get several lines like this: Bad I/O access at port x20000 (out1(val, port) The port numbers go from x2000 through x2024 at that last message the boot stalls and ...
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Syslinux 6.02 - where to and what has to be copied to create a working manual install?

I've managed to setup a USB Stick for UEFI booting using rEFInd, and would like to extend it for legacy BIOS booting using syslinux. However, I am missing a step and can't find out how to solve it. ...
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How to move Linux on a USB stick to a hard drive partition?

I was running Ubuntu on a USB stick for a while because my hard drive had failed. It had two partitions. I recently installed a new hard drive and installed Windows on it. I created a new partition ...