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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Can I reenable Secure boot after having installed Ubuntu 15.04 successfully next to Win 8.1?

The title is basically my question: I have (seemingly) managed to successfully install 15.04 next to the existing Win 8.1. I did this with Secure boot disabled to be on the safe side. can I now ...
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COMRESET failed errno=-16 While Starting Ubuntu 15.04

I restarted my laptop and it seems like I cannot get it to start. I get the error message ata2: COMRESET failed (errno=-16), and Busybox. For more details check the picture at ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB stopped working

Description I recently made a bootable USB stick for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and used it to install Ubuntu on my laptop. I booted from it successfully a few times, but now whenever I try to boot Ubuntu, ...
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Dual Boot windows 7-ubuntu problem

I have a big problem. I am a beginner in ubuntu and i cannot seem to figure out the problem here. i went through all the topics in askubuntu and ubuntu forums but i cannot fully understand what people ...
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Cannot extract package when execut node-webkit application in upstart

I wrote an application using node-webkit and this application needs to be executed when the ubuntu system boot-up every time. I put the command, /path/nodewebkit/nw /path/myapp.nw , into a upstart ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to boot on restart or cold-start , grub appears on Ctrl+Alt+Del

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with encrypted installation and encrypted home folder. But my Ubuntu fails to boot in restart or cold-start.I see the power LED burning but no HDD LED activity.If I press ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after resizing

I'm a newbie Ubuntu user, and I was using a latest Ubuntu version on my laptop. I tried to install Windows7 alongside the Ubuntu I was using I did, I used Gparted from Ubuntu live CD to modify ...
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Ubuntu froze, then after poweroff it will not start⠀⠀⠀⠀

Yesterday I was playing a game on my laptop, and by mistake I opened a webpage and my laptop froze. I shut it down from the button, and when I try to turn on the laptop it stops at this purple screen ...
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I am unable to load ubuntu onto dell optiplex 760

This is my first time asking here so please bear with me. I've loaded ubuntu on quite a few PC's and laptops and really love it. That being said; I have created a usb stick trying each of the ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from live USB on HP Spectre x360

I am unable to boot Ubuntu 15.04 from a live usb created with Lili usb creator. I have gone into the bios and disabled secure boot and changed the boot order so the usb is first on the boot order. It ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1

Is it possible to dual boot both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 without conflict? I have Windows 8.1 installed on a 120 GB SSD with a 2TB HDD for mass storage. I also have a 1TB HDD with Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Blank screen and cursor following error message 'ACPI PCC probe failed starting version 219

Hi there Ubuntu community. Allow me to set the scene. I've had Ubuntu on an old laptop in the past and I love it. I decided to swap computers with my girlfriend and I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on her old ...
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GAG with Ubuntu 14.04

I have a hard disk with 3 partition and three operating systems installed: 1. Windows 8.1 2. Windows XP 3. Ubuntu 14.04 GAG, the graphica boot manager works perfectly with the first two Windows ...
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restart my app server automatically through upstart script

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 machine in which I am running my C++ app server which I am controlling through upstart script. Meaning whenever my app server crashes my upstart script will restart them back ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 GNU GRUB 2.02 beta2-9 add menu entry

Is it at all possible for me to add a menu entry in this version of GRUB2? All solutions that I have been able to find online involve editing 40_custom, but gedit, vim, etc are all legacy GRUB ...
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Terminal to boot from USB?

In my last post I stated I can't get off of the lock screen. Is there a terminal command to boot up from a usb port? I have windows 7 on that and I think that could change my checkmate.
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Change boot perminantly to Single user mode with gui

I am making a computer testing image for my work. I also want this to run automagically at startup, or at least simply without having to input passwords and start things manually etc. We have a lot of ...
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Deleted linux partition from windows, don't have any ISO backup, can I recover grub?

This may look like a duplicate but my situation is quite different:- I always create two partitions to install Ubuntu- swap and root. I create LiveUSB first and THEN delete the previous linux ...
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sudo apt-get install -f: failed to write (No space left on device) [duplicate]

I'm getting this error when trying to run sudo apt-get install -f on 14.04: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... ...
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Boot repair: “GRUB is still present. Please try again ” message is displayed while reparing the boot having windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04.2

I was dual booting winodws 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04. I have Reinstalled my windows 8.1 x64 After that i am always getting into windows. GRUB menu is not displayed. I downloaded Boot-repair and after ...
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FUBAR Fsckk'd Ubuntu Beyond All Repair?

3TB WD AF[4096blks]Hdd ASUS P7P55d MoBo non-UEFI and 4GB ram. I tried to install xp pro 64bit, but didn't complete because of Windoze not seeing the whole drive. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 LTS and ...
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how to set ubuntu to be default boot os in dual boot? [duplicate]

i dual booted my laptop by installing ubuntu( version 14.04) along with windows 8.1. Now when i power on my laptop by default it boot with windows. hwo can i set ubuntu as a default boot?
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Boot menu appears after installing Lubuntu [closed]

N00b question: I recently installed Lubuntu from a USB stick but when I boot the machine I am still greeted with the menu that asks if I would like to try or install the OS. I'd like it to just boot ...
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USB boot (Try before you install) not working!

Hello there I an new to this. I am having problems using a usb stick to try out a live os scenario. I am using unetbootin for the install on the usb. And I have reformatted after each subsequent ...
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Windows boots instead of asking which OS to boot

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my HP Compaq Laptop with UEFI, keeping my Windows installation. I rebooted and was prompted if I wanted to boot Windows, Ubuntu or something like ...
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Howto install onto a software RAID?

I am trying to install onto an ASUS system with an LSI (fake) raid controller. Unlike debian, ubuntu 14 detected it and installed drivers and utilities. Then it creates a RAID 1 as directed. All is ...
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How to format a USB stick who have write protection error

I have a USB stick wich suddenly, when I was copying some files gave me a write protection error. Since then I can use it only to read files, not to write(but in Ubuntu it works to create a new file ...
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How can I recover my Boot?

Since last week I am trying to recover my Boot. After the last update for Ubuntu 12.04 I lost it and nobody could help me, up to now, despite of trying to. I used Boot-repair but there are problems ...
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Completely shagged my laptop with LILO

They say curiosity killed the cat- well I have managed to kill my computer by incorrectly installing lilo. I don't actually know why I thought I needed to install it but regardless, I need someone who ...
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Recovering Ubuntu 14.04 after installing Windows 7 [duplicate]

How can I reuse/access my Ubuntu 14.04 Operating System(OS) to get my important files. My Hard disk drive(HDD) is partitioned into two.I had previously installed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (on ...
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Why can't I log back into my primary profile?

when I first got ubuntu I had to make an account. After a day I tried to log back into my profile. The screen went black and a small pop up on the top left of my screen said "there is an error" I ...
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What does Section-unaligned hotplug range mean?

When my Ubuntu VM starts up I get these messages: Section-unaligned hotplug range: start 0x1000000000, size 0x91c00000 http://i.stack.imgur.com/5J5wv.jpg What do these messages mean, should I be ...
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General error mounting filesystems after upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04

I updated My server from ubuntu 10.04 LT to 12.04 LT and I had couple of errors but it was completed without asking me to reboot. when I rebooted I had the following error: General error mounting ...
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Trouble booting: ACPI PCC probe failed

I was just doing my thing on Ubuntu 15.04 and then I couldn't launch Minecraft no matter how I tried so I rebooted and the screen went like this: [0.036510] Ignoring BGRT: Invalid status (expected1) ...
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Accidentally formatted boot partition

I am running Ubuntu 15.04, installed on a 256GB SSD. There is no other operating system there - just a small boot partition, an ext4 partition with my data, and a swap partition. A few minutes ago, I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 update

Just installed an 15.04 update and I cannot boot my laptop (get the GRUB command line) nor can I boot my laptop from a USB flash drive (just stops after a few seconds). I have a MSI PE70 2QD. I have ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu after install

I installed with what I thought were the recommended partitions but I think I may have done something wrong. I'm not loading windows or any other OS and I don't have anything indispensable on the ...
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How to change grub timeout to zero? [duplicate]

I can not change this value, I establish zero but when you start your pc grub menu appears for 15 seconds until it self-select. GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true ...
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Network interfaces disappeared after dist-upgrade

Ever since upgrading to Ubuntu server 15.04, my eth0 and wlan1 won't come up. I've checked /etc/network/interfaces, and it looks the same as before the upgrade, but when I ifup eth0 it says the device ...
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How to fix boot up hangs issue, which needs manually booting up every time?

My Ubuntu boots up into xubuntu and hangs with the indicator loading screen, however manually through GRUB and kernel (recovery mode), such steps can leads to KDE successfully, how to configure it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will not install on compaq Mini but Mint 16 will

I have a Compaq Mini Netbook 700EA. This has dual booted for two years using Linux Mint 16 and Win 7. I recently reinstalled Win 7 and tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which I have on an old Dell ...
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GParted-Moving a partition may cause OS fail to boot?

I am trying to use GParted to re-size a NTFS partition and assign space to Ubuntu. I was trying to allocate 245 MB free space to /dev/sdb7 partition of type ext4 [1] which seems like the ubuntu drive ...
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G751JY after 14.04 LTS installation stuck at booting (purple screen)

I'm not really experienced with Ubuntu and currently stuck with the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my new Asus G751JY which came with Win8 preinstalled. After deleting all pre-made partitions ...
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Stuck in a bootloop when using Live USB

I´ve got stuck in a bootloop after using Live USB with Ubuntu 14.04 on native Windows 7 machine. Boot priority is set to HDD and after boot screen I see the Ubuntu LiveCD menu from which I choose (and ...
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installing ubuntu 14.04 LTS on ASUS UX303LN [duplicate]

i'm trying to install ubuntu on my laptop asus UX303LN in dual boot mode, but i got some problem. my configuration : GPU : GT840m, Hd 4400 CPU : i5 - 4210u HDD : 500GB SecureBoot : Disabled CSM : ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Booting Straight to BIOS

I shut down my laptop (a Samsung 350v5c previously running Windows 8 but now running Ubuntu 14.04) fine last night but when I came to boot up this morning my laptop kept taking me straight to the BIOS ...
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Problem with dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04.2 and Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I have a very interesting question. Okay, so when I boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 x64 from my USB stick, it doesn't detect Windows 7! I have tried to convert my disk to basic, but I don't seem to have an option ...
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FATAL error and non functional keyboard & mouse> modprobe: FATAL: modules.dep: No such file or directory

I'm Trying to do a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 from a live USB made with unetbootin. However after installing, on the first boot, the system encounters some errors and the keyboard and mouse do not ...
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Can't dual boot ubuntu with windows 8.1 on ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula

I have a desktop with following specs: Asus ROG Maximus VII Formula motherboard Intel i7 4790k processor Nvidia GTX 970 graphics 3TB WD Hdd I am not able to install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 8.1 ...
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Black screen with error messages followed by a red screen when booting Ubuntu 14.04

Every time I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 it loads up a black screen with error codes. I can't explain it, but it loads up a red screen with a white picture at the bottom of the screen and afterwards ...