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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After I Select: 'Start or Install Ubuntu' or wait the 5 secs for auto installation the computer stalls

Hi I am trying to install ubuntu on an old dell computer using a usb stick. After I Select: 'Start or Install Ubuntu' or wait the 5 secs for auto installation the computer stalls. I gather getting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't load to empty Hard drive (2)

I asked this question on 12/31/14 and got response from Virusboy and gyropyge. I followed their advise, deleting all partitions.The drive was then unallocated. I then attempted to install Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot problems

my parents have finally had enough of Windows Vista and are open to using Ubuntu! So far I am having difficulties with booting from USB and a DVD. When I boot from a USB I am at the purple Ubuntu ...
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Silent dual boot (no boot menu) [duplicate]

Having both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 on the same disk will result in a boot menu on each boot, asking for a choice. How to hide the boot menu, and: Run Win7 if nothing has been done after 2 ...
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If I boot Ubuntu from dvd on windows 7 will I have to keep changing the bios whenever I want to switch between OS's

I have ubuntu 14.04.1 burned on a DVD I was wondering if I did go in the BIOS on my windows 7 machine and chose boot from CD will I still be able to boot windows 7 later on without disabling the boot ...
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Why does Ubuntu studio 14.10 go to a blank screen when loading disk encryption?

This is an extensive edit, now that i know what makes my screen go blank as soon as my system starts loading Ubuntu (i think). I set up disk encryption when i installed the OS two days ago. The screen ...
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(Solved) Can't boot Ubuntu anymore

I'm running a homebuild PC, Intel i5-4670K on a msi Z87-G41 motherboard with 2 HDD:s. The systems runs both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 (formerly 14.04 when the problem first occurred). On one of the ...
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Fresh Ubuntu UEFI installation won't boot

On my Toshiba, Satellite E45T Ultrabook I have made a backup of my Windows 8 recovery partition; then I booted a Live USB with Ubuntu, cleaned everything on my HDD (750GB) and SSD (32GB) and installed ...
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How to reboot ubuntu of of live cd (USB) with ubuntu installed?

After finding out how to fix my hard drive partitioning problem, I went to boot from a live usb only to find out that the try Ubuntu option didn't come up in the grub menu and would only take me ...
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Dual boot ubuntu and windows 8.1 hangs

I have dual booted my laptop with ubuntu and windows. The problem is that windows 8 shows 100% disk usage and while running ubuntu, the cooler runs too fast, proably using more hardware resources and ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu on last partition with legacy boot mode

I have following scenario and want to install Ubuntu 14.10. 1 TB Hard Drive 150GB Win 8.1 Partition 200GB NTFS 200GB NTFS 200GB NTFS 120GB NTFS 68GB Unallocated I want to install Ubuntu ...
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NVidia CUDA install: unable to open a terminal

After installing NVidia CUDA, I received the message [ hub 1-0:1.0: unable to enumerate usb device on port 6] and am not able to open a terminal any more. How should I proceed?
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Whenever I try to boot a Linux Distro from a USB it goes to an eternal black screen ( Not Ubuntu Specific)

I've tried countless of USB booters, such as Universal Usb, Rufus, Unetbootin. They seem to work fine as I can boot to the point to where boots to the options menu, where it says you want to install ...
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Xubuntu hangs after crypt setup succesfully

I have done a clean install of Xubuntu 14.04.1 on a computer with full disk encryption and LVM. It has been working just fine for about three days with no problems. Now on start up after entering ...
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CLOSED - OS X Yosemite - Live USB - Black screen when trying ubuntu 14.04

First of all, I have a Macbook Pro mid 2009 with Intel Core 2 duo running OS X Yosemite (8Gb of ram, 500Gb SSD), I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and I use a 4Gb USB stick Here is what ...
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Is it possible to increase /boot disk space? [duplicate]

It seems that every couple of weeks my /boot drive gets full and needs to have some more space freed up. I've already found this question to allow me to free up that space, however I'd rather not have ...
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error: failure reading sector 0x7c3c00 from “hd0”

After using Boot Repair (recommended options) from an Ubuntu 14.10 Live System (USB) grub fails with the following error: error: failure reading sector 0x7c3c00 from "hd0". Entering rescue mode... ...
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Blank screen blinking cursor on USB booting [duplicate]

I have used the universal Usb installer to create an image i used ubuntu 14.10..normally i clicked on booting from usb but when it boots it just shows a blank scren and a cursor blinking..i have ...
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After reboot cursor becomes a black cross

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. When I restart the cursor becomes an ugly black cross and won't open any files or folders etc until I right click on the menu bar at the top of my desktop, then everything ...
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After shutting down it won't turn back on?

I currently run ubuntu 14.04 on my alienware mx14r2 laptop and it works wonderfully as long as I don't shut it down softly. When I don't hold down the power button to shut off (Yes I know that's ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 while display is distorted

I'm currently trying to install ver. 14.04 booting off of a USB, however my display is distorted. I believe I need to install the correct video card drivers, but how can I do that if I can't get ...
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How to configure a static IP address, but DNS via DHCP

I've configured a static IP address in file /etc/network/interfaces: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 10.152.187.122 gateway 10.152.187.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 But I'd like DNS ...
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Installing 14.04.1 LTS / No media found

My sister got a new laptop recently, and asked me tu put an ubuntu on it (there was Win 8/8.1 on it at first). I made a liveUSB with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64bits) on it, launched the install, everything ...
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How do I join my partitions? [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu (150 gb) and zorin os (150 gb). In a hard drive of 320 gb, then using the Disks utilty of Zorin OS 9 which I'm running, tried to delete the Ubuntu one, because I will stay only with ...
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Windows install not bootable from USB [duplicate]

I have a W7 install .iso file. I tried to set up the bootable USB by simply copying the files in the .iso on the USB and the other approach was to use winusb. When booting the computer the boot menu ...
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GRUB Compile error

I want to change the title of GRUB so I changed grub-core/normal/main.c but when i wanted to compile the package i found this tutorial but i have an error in include grub/types.h In file included ...
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win 7 boot fail after 14.04 dual install

had windows 7 pre-installed followed instructions pretty much exactly here http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2014/05/30/dual-boot-ubuntu-14-04-and-windows-7-on-a-pc-with-uefi-firmware/ but now..windows won't ...
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Show custom message after booting process finishes and displays boot log instead of Ubuntu logo

I want to remove boot up logo and to show booting process instead of Ubuntu logo. This can be done by: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Then look for the line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet ...
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Operating system wasn't found (Live boot)

Using USB to ISO, I put Ubuntu 12.04 i386 on my USB and then connected it to another machine. On the machine, when I select boot from USB, it gives me the error, "An operating system wasn't found. Try ...
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Not booting into Ubuntu 14.10 [closed]

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 8. The grub boot loader fails to load Ubuntu. It was automatically loading Ubuntu in few seconds but not anymore. So, I manually choose Ubuntu but ...
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node wont boot Maas 1.7.0 Cannot get disk parameters

I first deployed a node. The node Installed successfully. Then I went to the web UI and Stopped the node. (Stop Button) Then I went to the WebUI again and started the node (Start Button) The node ...
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GRUB2 doesn't show Windows

I've got a Laptop and a Computer. On the SSD of my Computer is Ubuntu 14.10 installed. On the SSD of my Laptop is Windows 7 installed. Now I want to dual-boot them. I've put the SSD from my Laptop ...
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“Kernal panic - not syncing: Timeout synchronizing machine check over CPUs” Every time I boot from a live USB

I have been stuck on this for months but I built a new pc and every time I try and run linux off a live usb I get this after picking try ubuntu in the grub menu Sorry for cutting some of the ends ...
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How to List down/check the services which will run on boot time

How to check which service will be start at boot time.And also how to enable or disable any service from boot time.
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Moving boot disc to another

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on a Corsair SSD but am becoming a little nervous at the increase of smart errors appearing from it. I am considering the purchase of a new SSD to take over the role but ...
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How to install the perfect dual-boot between Windows-Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and tried to dual-boot my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 along with my pre-installed Windows 8.1. During the installation process in step 3 Ubuntu didn't detect my Windows 8.1, so I chose ...
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Can't Install or Try Ubuntu (via DVD or USB)

Disclaimer: I'm extremely new to Linux. I've been searching google and askubuntu.com for four days trying to get this to work and I think I'm in over my head. I'm trying to install on Toshiba ...
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unsquashing a liveUSB, I found that the filesystem is not identical to the one loaded from liveUSB

so I have ubuntu studio 64 in a live USB and I wanted to change the way it boots. Namely, the liveUSB boots directly to a live user session bypassing lightDM. I want to change that and as I figured ...
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how can i boot to normal user on live USB

I installed ubuntustudio 64bit 14.04 on a usb stick. The aim is to use it as a normally installed session but with the added benefit of keeping all my OS in a usb and using any pc available. This ...
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System doesn't start on one kernel version

I have a weird problem. I've recently installed quite much different stuff for GPU and network card, I also updated the kernel many times. I don't know how many of them was actually necessary. And ...
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Gave up waiting for root device, ubuntu--vg-root doesnt exist

today I installed Ubuntu 64bit on a Netbook. When the Netbook boots this error report blowed up. I think there is a problem with the partitions. Image: lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE ...
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unable to access volume d

I am unable to access volume d it says error mounting volume d. the ntfs partition is in unsafe state . please resume and shutdown Windows fully or mount the volume read only with the ro mount option. ...
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How to switch boot partitions?

I have had terrible experiences with with doing this even though I have googled, so i'm just trying to make sure that I won't have a problem to deal with after restarting my computer. Most of the ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8 Problem [duplicate]

To begin with I am new in Ubuntu and I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 to my PC. I have a Sony Vaio VPCF24P1E. I have read many questions and answers about the same topic and I still cannot find a ...
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Can't boot after editing/etc/init.d/rc

I followed the instructions of a website that told me to change currency=none to currency=shell in /etc/init.d/rc and now my laptop stay in splash screen.
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Purple screen on boot, with nomodeset, different every time

After installing 14.04 on my MacBook Pro 5 1, I rebooted, and then now I sometimes get a black screen then two little purple lines show up on the top of the screen, but other times it will get to a ...
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Can't boot from USB HDD on Samsung notebook

So I bought a new laptop, it is a Samsung Ativ Book 2 and I want to install Ubuntu 14.10 on it. I currently have installed Ubuntu 14.04, which I installed form a CD. I have no more CDs and on my older ...
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VirtualBox gives “FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted” error

I have VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.10 and some programs don't work on Wine, so I wanted to use a Windows XP SP3 ISO (for basic programs) and it gives me the error "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System ...
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Using Ubuntu to access Mac HDD

Edited What i want to Do : Run ubuntu via a DVD-r on an iMac to retrieve data, because a system file has corrupted What I've Done: Put the ubuntu disk in my working Macbook Pro to try retrieving ...
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Reboot and select Boot device or Insert Boot Media… After in Ubuntu 14.04.1

After I installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba Satellite C50d and I got this message: Reboot and select Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press key. I see that it is a ...