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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How can I install OS(Windows/ Ubuntu) from a networked Ubuntu system

I have two system networked. In first one I am using Ubuntu. The second PC doesn't have CD drive. I have no Pendrive to make bootable Pendrive. So I need to know that is it possible to Install Os from ...
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Boot Windows 8.1 after dual booting with ubuntu but only can acces Windows recovery

I just made a mess with UEFI and Legacy. I can't use Boot repair because I'm in Legacy mode, and I can't use Windows backup because it's impossible to enter, it just let me enter in recovery mode and ...
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Windows shows on MBR

I am having trouble booting, I see a brief error on startup that I cannot read. Please see http://paste.ubuntu.com/12120010/ - This was taken while running the liveCD environment off a USB drive. ...
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how do you expand the boot partition of a standard 14.04 install

I have read several solutions to this problem but they did not address a non dual boot standard 14.04 install. Below is the structure of my disk. I tried to paste a picture of gparted but apparently ...
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I am trying to boot Kubuntu version 14 from my current Kubuntu system

The problem at hand is that the file on my thumb drive ends in a Windows format. Why would it be in a Windows format when its being downloaded on a Linux system? Do I need VM ware installed on my ...
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Installed 14.04, dual boot with Windows 7. Always boots to ubuntu; no option to boot windows on start

I am completely new to ubuntu. Sorry. Bought "the official ubuntu book" a while ago, with CD, version 12.04. After trial from disc, I installed ubuntu with the "dual boot" option alongside windows 7. ...
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Unity will not load and cannot open terminal

I'm lost as to how I can support a seemingly legacy bug with Ubuntu. I'll admit that I'm still rather new to Ubuntu but I'm running 14.04 and after logging into my username I'm presented with a blank ...
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boot problem with linux and windows [duplicate]

is their solve to my problem i was used kali and ubuntu and windows 8 but when am install new windows boot menu disappeared and my laptop log into windows automatically all time
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What is the difference between booting into Ubuntu normally and in recovery mode?

I have seen that the grub menu entry for recovery on my Ubuntu is : linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-45-generic root=UUID=c1f08a7e-c1e0-4409-97cb-8094359408cb ro recovery nomodeset but I didn't find ...
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How to Install Linux via USB Flash Disk on Macbook

I have a Macbook 2,1 Processor 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 Boot ROM Version MB21.00A5.B07 SMC Version (system) 1.17f0 HDD ST9120822AS : BSD Name: ...
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NO BOOTABLE DEVICE message after ubuntu 14.04 installation in an acer V3-572G computer

I have bought a brand new acer V3-572G computer which came with an windows installation. I erased the disk completely and installed ubuntu 14.04. I reboot and the screen displays the message NO ...
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Can't log in and can't use tty1

When I try to log in all I get is a black screen for a few seconds, before reverting to the login screen. If I try to press "Ctrl + Alt + F1" (of F2, F3 etc.) all I get is a black screen which doesn't ...
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The disk drive for /home is not ready yet or not present

i, install ubuntu 14.04 recently dual booted with windows 8.1, when bootin it i created a /home partition of the HDD and when i restarted, the grub to select win. or ubu. wasn't there. i was booted in ...
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15.04 builds fail to boot on USB

I have tried more than a dozen times to build the Startup Disk on 4 different 2GB USB stick drives, with at least 2 different downloaded images, and all get the "Not a COM32R image" when boot is ...
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I have forgotten my password to my laptop, and can't access GRUB

I forgot my password to my laptop. I know the passcode in the startup that is displayed on the bottom with white stars. But, not my actual account password. I can only use it in guest mode, and that ...
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Grub doesn't load. Tried boot-repair

Here is the log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/12114211/ I've used a live USB stick to run the boot-repair but the loader still doesn't work. I can't boot Windows 8.1/Ubuntu from the Hard disk. Win8.1 ...
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How to prevent the people from using 'e' to change the 'config' in grub?

I'm really stumped this time because, I've tried to configure the 10_linux & the 00_header the /boot/grub/grub.conf I've tried it many times, but unable to protect it with Password Please do ...
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Ubuntu and Windows boot trouble with work laptop…HELP

I'm pretty new to linux and have only had a little exposure to it. From what I've seen I really like it. What I've done is I have a laptop from my employer that I take with me on business trips. ...
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How to setup dual boot (non windows) and switch later

I wish to be able to dual boot into an OS (windows CE) and ubuntu, with the option to switch the default boot order later (by modifying a file on the FAT partition holding windows CE). Windows CE can ...
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Ubuntu installed on USB, boot loader installed on hard drive

Goal: Install ubuntu 14.04 to my 32gb usb (not persistence/live-usb), and be able to boot with this usb on different computers. What happened: 1) Used a small 3gb usb and format it to live boot ...
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My ubuntu does not appear in boot menu

I had dual boot my Laptop windows 8.1 and Ubuntu it was successfully installed but when I tried to update it, "Kali GNU/Linux Desktop" appeared instead of Ubuntu Desktop, so I re-install Ubuntu but ...
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Remove script file from /etc/profile.d/ when can't login

I added .sh file to /etc/profile.d. Now my laptop just gets stuck at login prompt - showing it over and over again. Is there any way to access and remove this script? Ubuntu Live treats my filesystem ...
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Laptop Screen Rapidly Flashes Off/On/Off/On… at Boot

I have an Asus laptop with a Radeon HD 8650G (although the sticker says 8670M) graphics card dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I start the computer, I get to the GRUB boot options menu ...
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New 12.04 Ubuntu install with kernel bug message on start?

I just installed a new fresh Ubuntu 12.04.5 on a Dell laptop, I had 14.04 but as I really love 12.04 stability I decided to get back to it. I have a Windows installed alongside which I just keep to ...
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Cannot boot up Technogym excite upright bike

I have a Technogym excite 700 exercise bike. I just had the screen fixed and now the system isn't booting up. I get the following error message: No init found. Try passing init=bootarg Busy box ...
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Can't boot into Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu 15.04

Here is the bootrepair link , if someone can help I would totally appreciate it thanks. http://paste.ubuntu.com/12105065/
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rufus Ubuntu 14.04 live usb boot fails blank screen after grub and purple ubuntu with dots

I'm trying to install ubuntu on a yoga 2 pro with windows 8.1 I used rufus to create a bootable usb from the 64bit iso on the ubuntu site. When I try to boot with it I get a black and white grub (not ...
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Boot failure after upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04

I have Sony Vaio Fit computer with a dual boot setup of Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10. After upgrading to 15.04, booting into Linux fails with a number of 'builtin file not found' errors. I tried ...
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encrypted drive, /boot on usbstick that is now lost: how to recreate it from backup?

Very quickly, here is my situation: Ubuntu 14.04 Entire hard disk is encrypted using LUKS boot partition was on an external USB thumbdrive. :-( bootable thumbdrive is gone for good :-) I had a ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 show internal error after battery is drained

I use a 2011 MacBook with Lubuntu 14.04 Whenever I have used up all the battery I get an Ubuntu Internal Error which disappears after rebooting again.. The error does not affect usability but is ...
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Blank screen at boot

I can't boot. I've only a black screen with flashing connection window and mouse. Probably the problem is that I deleted shim and MoKmanager files. I've tried to reinstall shim, I don't find any MoK ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot after deleting swap

System: Ubuntu 15.04 64 Bit (only OS on the machine, only 1 hard drive). I chose "encrypt my home folder" during the installation. In system monitor I see a swap partition available but GParted shows ...
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How to create a working windows xp usb stick in Ubuntu14.04? & how to dual boot with it [duplicate]

Hello,My dear friends.I need your help. I have windows xp iso file in my pc .I want to create a bootable usb stick for it and install windows xp along with Ubuntu ,but I don't know how.winusb software ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting grub-rescue

I upgraded my Ubuntu to 14.04 and after installation and booting, a command comes "grub-rescue". I tried sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair but it says "Temporary failure in name ...
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acpi pcc probe failed

The "acpi pcc probe failed" problem when booting Ubuntu 15.04 is still causing me problem. I have tried with "nomodeset" but with the same result. As I'm not able to launch the shell I don't know how ...
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ubuntu 14.04 can't install on my dell inpiron mini 1012

I tried installing the latest version of kubuntu and tried ubuntu 14.04 too. I tried booting it via USB but i do not know why I cant install it. the ubuntu logo will show up then i'll choose ...
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please help! how do I make a bootable usb pen drive to install my windows 10 iso on 15.04?

How do I make a bootable usb pen drive to install my windows 10 iso on 15.04? I'd like detailed instructions with commands and or possibly a link.
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Each time I boot my machine, the sound goes missing

This has been happening since I first installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS, few days back. I have another OS windows 7 on the same machine. Sounds works fine on the windows. To solve my problem I used suggestion ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu and removing Windows on the same SSD

Here's my situation: I have Windows 8.1 installed on my SSD I have Ubuntu installed on my HDD I have the boot loaders for both installed on my SSD I want to remove Windows, and reinstall Ubuntu ...
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After boot repair, Windows does not boot

Following are the steps till I purchased my computer Installed windows 7 Installed Ubuntu There was no boot option, and ubuntu automatically boot, leaving me no option to boot my windows I used ...
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Windows 7 plus Mint plus Ubuntu bootloader issue

I recently installed a new ssd which has windows 7 on it. On another drive I installed Mint and it works fine the bootloader loads up and gives me a choice of mint or windows 7. I then installed ...
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Dual Boot went wrong, what do I do? [duplicate]

I was trying to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu (I wanted to try Ubuntu, because it is getting popular) and it went horribly wrong. Every time I boot it automatically boots into Ubuntu, but All of my ...
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Installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14

When my computer boots up,it goes directly into windows 10.How do I make it to ask me how to load which OS.Since I'm new to this,treat me as a toddler.I don't know most of the technical terms.Please ...
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Device file vanishes after a reboot

When I connected a USB modem to my machine, it complained that /dev/sr1 does not exist. So, after a bit of Googling, I used the following commands to create this device. ls -l /dev/sr* brw-rw----+ 1 ...
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Cannot boot laptop after copying partitions to new HDD

I changed the HDD of my laptop for an SSD. It is a Dell XPS 15, that came with Windows, on which I installed Ubuntu, and has been working for 3 years. The HDD was setup with several partitions, ...
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“Can't find operating system”

I did an install of Ubuntu 15.04 (after 14.04.3 didn't work b/c of 2 errors on disk) on an old Sony Vaio that was running windows 7. I finally got 15.04 to complete the download with no errors, but ...
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BLACK CREEN ON BOOT HELP PLEASE [duplicate]

So I booted Kubuntu and I restarted it without installing it and the black screen came PLZ PLZ PLZ HELP!I don't know if I'll ever see my desktop again!!! https://youtube.com/watch?v=SGvzYuR0g00 ...
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Add Windows 10 to GRUB OS list

I recently got a computer from school. It came with Windows 8.1 installed. I then installed another copy of Windows 8.1 (so it would use the built-in Windows Pro license) and upgraded it to Windows ...
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Running off of a USB Drive?

So recently I installed Ubuntu onto a USB drive and now when I try to start up, there's an interface where I can choose my OS that has Windows 7 and two Ubuntu selections. When I select either Ubuntu ...
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Nothing boots (previously Windows 7 / lubuntu)

I tried to install xubuntu on a machine that had Windows 7 alongside lubuntu The error I made is that I clicked by error erasing everything and install xubuntu. But I stopped at the next window that ...