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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Error message at startup [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on my Gateway NE56R41u yesterday. Infact, it dual-boots with Windows 8.1 UEFI, but that has nothing to do with my problem. However, when I turn on my computer, I get an error ...
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How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2?

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2? I had windows 7 installed on my primary(and active) partition and windows 8 installed on partition 2 which is logical and not active. Now I installed Ubuntu ...
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Replace Black screen/kernel text compiling with image

Does anyone know of a method or program that allows you no display an image instead of the black screen/compiling text that is normally displayed while booting? Thanks
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Dual boot Ubuntu - mounting problem

After I decided to enlarge Ubuntu's partition my GRUB2 failed to start. I managed to recover grub but when I chose to boot Ubuntu this came out: mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such ...
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Black Screen after boot (14.04 x64) [closed]

I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my Computer as I wanted to give it a try. The installation went smooth and fine as expected, I was even surprised how much faster then the old fedoras ...
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BIOS Corrupted After A Failed Suspension

Currently typing from a friend's Wii. My HP 2000-299WM laptop stalled while suspending one night, so I forced it to shutdown with the power button. Now, initial HP splash screen is blank, and leads ...
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“Error Loading Operating System” Ubuntu 14.04 / Windows 8.1

I know there are several other questions like this - but at least on the first 2 pages of Google I couldn't find a solution. I have Windows 8.1 originally, on a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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“Unable to find a medium containing a live file system” error

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop but I'm getting the error message: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system I want to install it alongside Windows 7 on my Dell ...
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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am a complete Linux noob. I burned the latest Ubuntu ISO to a DVD and tried to install it from the disk. My original intention was to install it alongside my Windows, but somehow I ended up creating ...
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Dual-Boot issue (and much more…)

I downloaded today and installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 something,and i installed it via Live CD. All went well, I created a partition of 150GB and another one of 508MB (the latter for the ...
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triple booting on ubuntu

I have Windows 8, Windows 7 and Ubuntu x86 installed on my PC. When I boot, GRUB2 comes up so I can boot. I want to uninstall Windows 8 but keep Windows 7. How would I do this without breaking my ...
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EFI Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a dual-boot config with Windows 8.1 following the tutorial: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2227580 (I added an ext4 /home partition.) Even after step ...
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Error on booting hard drive

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 1 TB hard disk. I installed it on 275GB space. When i booted it after restarting my pc i got an error like this, (i use windows 7) error: no such partition. ...
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Failed 14.04 install and BIOS problem

After upgrading to 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS, I received the error file not found grub rescue So my boot loader is stuffed and I need to repair it. I decided to use a live USB and repair from there. ...
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How to schedule an irregular backup script requiring user confirmation

I have a backup script which requires user interaction. I would like to schedule it to run, say, once a week. The constraints are that (1) the computer boots straight into Gnome and is turned off ...
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hangs on load after grub but no errors

I have been running 12.0.4 for a while on machine which also boots into win 7. I had a message in update manager to upgrade to 12.0.10 so I pressed the upgrade button and left it to it. Hour later ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS does not load when on turn the PC on

I installed Ubuntu for the first time on my PC and I intend to use it as the main operating system. But after the installation finished, Ubuntu only starts by pressing f12 at boot time and then ...
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how can i access to windows 8.1 safe mode page in ubuntu boot

I installed windows 8.1 before, and lately i have been installed ubuntu 14 too, and my boot menu were changed to ubuntu mode. Today my windows 8.1 get registry error and not coming up. i tried to ...
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Format hard drives w/o live CD

Someone gave me their laptop, and it has Ububtu on it. I have to reformat the hard dive. How can I do this without the Ubuntu disks?
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Trouble installing Ubuntu via a bootable flash drive, created on Mac

My brother recently decided to build a computer, but I had the privilege to put it together and to download Ubuntu. I created a bootable drive, on my Mac, using the 64 bit version of Ubuntu. When that ...
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Blank screen after update this week on two different computers

I have two older style laptops - a Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 and a Fujitsu Amilo Li 1818. They are both set up using a dual boot to either run Windows 7 Professional or the latest version of Ubuntu. ...
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Bootable USB not working for me

I currently have an HP computer that is only a few months old. The computer recently started running super slow and I was going to change from Windows 7 to Ubuntu as I know that Windows has way more ...
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How to configure grub

Hi Friends Myself Mukesh and I want your help to solve my problem. I have installed Ubuntu 14 on my HCL desktop with legacy BIOS support. It was working fine till yesterday when I installed windows 8 ...
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I cannot use live DVD or USB or install

I tried to install Ubuntu from a DVD-R without success. It would start to boot and then it would go to a blank screen with diagonal lines. I've verified the md5sum and then verified the disk when I ...
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Unify Windows and Ubuntu boot managers

I ran into some trouble trying to start Ubuntu 14 in a new laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. However, the booting process is kind of uncomfortable now. When I start the laptop first I can see the ...
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rEFIt menu not identifying os

I tried to set up a tri-boot system for my mac(OSX, Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 8.1), but rEFIt is unable to identify Ubuntu and shows unknown os icon instead. It also shows multiple icons for Ubuntu and ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 returns a black screen with cursor Dell Inspiron 15

Before anything, I've tried a lot of the solutions that were asked in Ask Ubuntu, but none of them seems to be working for me. I've disabled the Secure Boot and Boot List option set it to Legacy so ...
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Problem with the installation on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I had a computer running Windows7 and wanted to change to Ubuntu. So I installed the 14.04 LTS version and all seemed to have gone cool. (I'd like to make clear that I want just Ubuntu in the ...
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Deleted linux swap, now booting to grub rescue

I just deleted my linux swap from gparted and used that to extend my main linux partition. Now I just boot into grub rescue. It seems like a simple fix in fstab but I'm not sure. Here's my fstab # ...
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Securing shared memory in Ubuntu (Linode VPS) renders it useless. Doesn't boot up

Everytime I setup a new VPS, I secure shared memory by adding the following to /etc/fstab: tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults,noexec,nosuid 0 0 Which works as expected on every host, ...
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After updating grub, my dell inspiran laptop boots but goes blank screen

I was facing a problem with my Radeon graphics card (getting too hot). So I applied the following solution given here: Enable AMD Radeon DPM (Dynamic Power Management): To enable DPM in Ubuntu ...
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Unable to correctly format and boot certain USB drives

I've just bought a small laptop, with no optical drive at all, and I would like to install an OS (in this case Crunchbang) on it. I couldn't have been create a bootable drive, on my Ubuntu desktop, ...
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Make USB key with encrypted Ubuntu install bootable using GParted?

I forgot to make my USB key bootable when I was installing Ubuntu to it. BIOS doesn't pick it up but grub on the SSD does. Now when I start a live session and try to make it bootable with GParted the ...
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Occasionally HP-dv7 will not reboot

Occasionally on rebbot (1/5 attempts)or startup (1/20 attempts) my HP Laptop, DV7-4263cl does not startup. It appears that the disk is stuck in some weird non-responsive move - the system has ...
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Finish partition from Ubuntu 14.04

i was trying to make a partition on my 1TB drive for installing Ubuntu 14.04. I had to remove an older partition in order to do it from my old Elementary OS distro. As i was restarting my computer and ...
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problem with dual boot ubuntu-windows

I have one desktop(64-bit) and one old netbook (32-bit). Both of them have windows 7 (only). I have a usb hard disk which has ubuntu (64-bit) which boots without problems from the desktop and recently ...
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UBUNTU 12.04 Boot Repair CD didn't work

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit)on a 2008 AMD computer with full disk encryption. Everything was working fine (for 1 month) until I did a software update, and now it will not boot. Before the ...
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How can I get Ubuntu working on my G4 Powerbook 1ghz 17"

Completely new to Linux but very keen to get it working on my G4 Powerbook 1Ghz 17 Have tried install of MintPPC 11 which failed to boot xorg and gave error: [drm] failed to open device Fatal ...
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Install Xubuntu to SD card via USB memory stick

I would like to install Xubuntu. I have a 2 Gb USB stick and it works fine every time I try Xubuntu in live mode. My plan is to install it on an SD card with 32 Gb capacity. I do not want to do ...
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Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition!

After I deleted Ubuntu partition, I rebooted my computer and got grub rescue problem. What I have tried so far is finding the right partition of ubuntu from grub rescue command by ls command. It ...
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How to generate boot failure?

I am testing dual-boot system and want to generate a boot failure when boot into one of the systems (both are Linux), basically to test grub-reboot function. My question is how to easily modify some ...
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After reboot, my ubuntu 'freezes' at the purple ground, without any menu icon, just movable mouse [duplicate]

I just rebooted my computer with Ubuntu14.04 Than the login prompt shows, with a very-low resolution, which is not the same as before reboot. Then Logged in, but nothing happens, just leaving me ...
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Quiuckboot in linux

I am working on a project to reduce the boot up time & I find that U-boot loader takes much time to load so I want to directly boot from X loader so that my boot time get reduced.Is there any way ...
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I am using ubuntu 12.04.presently I am having a booting problem relating busybox v1.18.5 and initramfs prompt [duplicate]

mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/02bc41cc-1e21-4700-a179-be2805a658c4 on /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /sys on ...
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How to fix/install GRUB?

I'm facing a problem of not being able to boot into Linux. I get the "grub-rescue" crash (as the one mentioned here. But my problem is really very different. I don't have to /boot directory on my ...
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Not able to login as admin after upgradation

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and upgraded my system in admin user with sudoer and then i restarted my computer, it logged as another user that not have sudoer by default. Now i am not able to log in as ...
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Unetbootin wont boot Win 7 [closed]

I made a boot-able Windows 7 USB via UNetbbootin and when i go to boot up, it gets stuck at the UNetbootin boot menu and it cant find "Default" so it just keeps repeating the "Will boot automatically ...
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Hangs On or After fsck from util-linux 2.20.1

I have a box running at DigitalOcean with Ubuntu 12.04 It's rare that my system will boot or takes forever - normally it just hangs / chokes. A reboot from a remote shell used to be pretty quick and ...
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sed fix for BusyBox - boot fail unable to mount LVM

BusyBox why u no vi?! Summary: Ubuntu 14.04 Server after upgrade first boot, only boots to BusyBox v1.21.1 initramfs with "gave up waiting for root device" due to missing /dev/mapper/xxx-root as ...
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Dual boot Install of Trusty Ubuntu on an HP with Windows 8 (64 bit) pre-installed (UEFI supported)

Yes, I have read, many times, "Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)," and I have read the "UEFI" piece with the subtitle "Installing Ubuntu Quickly and ...