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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Loading freezes after kernel update

I installed new kernel - 3.19 today, previous kernel is - 3.16.0-30-generic. New kernel with the same configuration that was in previous and grub config is the same too..., instead of vmlinuz and ...
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Installation of ubuntu on my ASUS U80V

I am having a question on installing the ubuntu in my old laptop. I am trying to reboot my system from Windows into ubuntu for learning more about the linux system. But I am quite confuse on how to ...
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How to create a GRUB2 entry for a “LiveSD” Card

I want to be able to boot any OS (this case: a Live version of Kubuntu) installed on a SD card (not USB). I have followed the instructions given for a USB. However that won't work properly, the ...
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Have to reinstall Ubuntu everytime I restart computer

I am trying to install Ubuntu on an old machine, and everytime I install it on machine and then shut it down, I have to reinstall it. I never opens at start up when I boot from C drive after install; ...
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I can't seem to get anywhere with installing ubuntu on a Windows 7 PC from boot

My workplace gave away some PCs after upgrading on the condition we wipe and install our own OS. I had hoped to leave Windows behind by installing ubuntu but having attempted to download and burn an ...
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a problem with the hard drive has been detected [closed]

hey i really need some help .this is what happened my laptop fell(it was running windows 7) and the computer stopped working normally.i decided to connect it to my desktop(which already contained a ...
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Need to reinstall boot loader on Dell XPS 13 (9343) - no dual boot

Being impatient and willing to wait until Dell comes up with their new version with ubuntu preloaded, I am trying to install 14.04.1 on my brand new XPS 13 (9343). I did few dry runs with a USB ...
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Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with usb. Now when i selects Ubuntu from the grub i get the following message: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check ...
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After Installing 14.04 LTS on blank hard drive successfuly, it won't boot at all

After what seems to be a successful installation and restart, I get the message "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key". I have made sure ...
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Loading Session Applications

How does Ubuntu Load previously opened applications on startup? (I want to code and modify that functionality present in the system preferences manually )
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The Ubuntu installer didn't recognize my preexisting Windows 8.1 [closed]

EDIT: I eventually succeeded in installing a dualboot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04! Really nice. It was thanks to the help offered by the user ldfcldfcldfc in this post ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 black-screen after software updating

My ASUS laptop have a ubuntu OS installed. It was working perfectly fine before 2 hours ago. Suddenly i got this update from ubuntu store to update software something like that. i updated and ...
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Ubuntu does not boot, boot-repair not working

I find myself in dire need of your help. My laptop boots into Grub fine, but then it gets stuck on the spash screen. The splash screen does keep going, but I left it for more than 30 minutes without ...
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Windows 8 & Ubuntu 14.04 lts boot problem

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside the Windows 8.1 through the installation guide provided by Ubuntu but I cannot see the grub on the screen whenever the computer boots up to select between ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1, HP Elitebook 8740w Freezes during HP splashpage during startup [closed]

Weird behavior. I push my power button and the computer freezes immediately on the HP splashpage. I have to power off the machine and push the power button again for the machine to boot. Restarting ...
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Dell Optiplex 780 stops booting at hardware RAID screen

I installed Ubuntu server on a Dell Optiplex 780. I have two 500GB WD blues in a hardware RAID1 on the machine. Any time I try to boot to the RAID, though, it hangs. There is a chart that has the RAID ...
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Ubuntu is not booting from my pen drive

I have a 4GB pendrive. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 into it. But, ubuntu is not booting from it. Whenever I try to boot from it, only a black screen is up. May be the bootloader is keep on searching ...
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Ubuntu Boot Problem Boot-repair boot

When I start my laptop the following error appears "Operation System not found" When U use the Boot-Repair utility from my USB stick, I use the Terminal to put the commands but nothing happens. I ...
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Operating System not Found

I've Xbuntu installed on a 128GB SSD that boots and runs without issue on my desktop. (Even on its own with all other drives disconnected) When placed in my laptop, although it sees the disk, I ...
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Booting into Ubuntu External Harddrive [closed]

How can I boot my Ubuntu External hard-drive from any computer?
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My computer wont Shutdown? [duplicate]

Okay... So I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Upgraded from 12.04.3 ) I've been using Ubuntu for about two years now and I know myself around the system pretty well... Every time I attempt to shut down ...
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Black screen w/ blinking cursor on MBP install of Ubuntu

I just received a new HDD for my MBP, but I can't install Yosemite or any OS X on it, so I decided to install Ubuntu. Everything went well until I had to restart. After restarting, my computer shows a ...
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After using another amd card PC won't boot throwing exceptions in Xorg.0.log

I wanted to test my second AMD card that I have (270X Gigabyte) instead of my current (280X Gigabyte) and after plugging it in the PCIE port and powering on the machine I got a 'blinking beacon' and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & 12.04 on Asus EeeBox PC EB1037 hangs at boot, EB1033 works fine

We're having issues with Asus EeeBox PCs, specifically the EB1037. We also have the EB1033, but those seem to work without issue. I believe the main difference is BIOS vs UEFI and better GPU on the ...
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How do I get into recovery mode on ubuntu 14.04 if the option not showing

I just boot up my laptop then run the sudo apt-get update command, but there's an error says [username] is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. .so I search the google for ...
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Multiple boot options for Windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I was a Windows 8.1 user. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now I have both windows and Ubuntu. Both are running well without any issues. The problem is, while booting I can see two options for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wont boot after entering harddrive encryption password

I have installed 14.04 LTS on to my Samsung 850 pro SSD and it was working fine then last time I booted it, it took three attempts to boot. Basically the request for the password appears and I enter ...
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grub2 failed to boot Windows 8 and got blurred screen

Grub2 failed to boot Windows 8 and my computer got a blurred screen. Such problem happens to Windows 7 and XP too. I don't know thy only a few computers have this problem. I have searched a lot ...
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WinUSB Error 512, different from other 512 erros I have seen?

I'm trying to install a windows 7 iso on a usb so I can install it on one of the partitions on my hard drive. I saw a few different 512 errors on here but they had different messages. Any help would ...
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Installing from USB issues

I decided to put Linux on my windows laptop, I used universal USB installer, put Ubuntu version 14.10 on my flash drive, changed the boot order, chose the install Ubuntu option on the screen that ...
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Graphics Card Problem after installing ubuntu 14.04

Guys I have a Sapphire Radeon R7 240 Graphics card and when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I have this problem that I can't even describe it or find out what's happening. Black screen and corrupted ...
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Will not boot beyond GRUB command line

Upon installing rEDIt and Ubuntu on my Mac OS X Yosemite from a disk, Ubuntu Asked me to update. I say yes and it loads for a bit and flashes to a purple outline on a black box and sits there, I ...
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How do I boot from the HDD and not the usb? [duplicate]

I replaced Window 8 on my son's Toshiba Satelite laptop with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I used universal USB installer downloaded from pendrivelinux.com to create a usb stick. I installed the os with no ...
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System freezes during booting everytime (Ubuntu 14.10) [duplicate]

Acer aspire E5-571G-36L5 Message: "Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!" Already tried: That libre office quick start is disabled Different options in gru config file item ...
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encrypted lvm fails to boot after last update

My netbook fell. The disk had to be replaced. I installed new system from the install medium, then restored the contents from backup (rsync), and it worked... for a time. New 'security updates' along ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04: Creating custom “Boot” partition [closed]

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I have 4 disks, all formatted and they are in a RAID5. When installing Ubuntu, grub glitched somehow when ??downloading that our Ubuntu setting windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 keeps on suspending at random times

Getting pretty worried here. Why is this happening? I have already set the suspend options to dont't suspend. This suddenly just occurred and I have no way of tracing the cause. Any help is ...
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Lost windows after installing ubuntu

I am new in Ubuntu and while installing it i accidentally lost Windows 7 operating system and all the partitions. Let me explain what happened: Before installing Ubuntu I had 4 partitions on my ...
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Error booting from usb PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

I am trying to boot a live installation of ElementaryOS Luna distribution which is based on ubuntu 12.10 from usb. I am using windows 7 Ultimate on a TOSHIBA satellite c660 laptop with intel core i5 ...
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I cannot boot into Ubuntu. No boot manager

I installed Ubuntu desktop along side 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate. Now when I reboot the pc automatically boots to Windows. No boot manager so I cannot boot into Ubuntu.
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Cannot boot up computer

I installed ubuntu and burned the iso file to the d drive. After I reboot my computer, the ubuntu install menu shows up. I choose the first option (the "try ubuntu" thing) and then this happen. ...
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Ubuntu Dual boot with Ubuntu

Im new here, and this is my first question, hope i will get an answer :) i had first ubuntu (U1) installed on my laptop and i installed after that Windows 7 So i notice that i can no longer access ...
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14.04 blackscreen after login occasionally

about 3 months ago i installed 14.04 cleanly from a live usb, duel booted on a week old dell windows 7 laptop with intel graphics. more recently, immidietly after first pressing the change display/f1 ...
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Cannot start Ubuntu: shows endlessly Ubuntu logo

I can't start my computer anymore (nothing changed). It shows the Ubuntu-logo with the five white dots becoming red and white again, endlessly. No error, no login screen. Anybody any idea how to ...
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best approach to use in a dual boot with a windows 8 machine? [duplicate]

I'm wondering how you would approach using Ubuntu on a laptop with Windows 8 already as the main OS. I'm wanting to do a dual boot, but do I need additional software or can I just use my USB Stick ...
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full Lubuntu installation on USB (UEFI capable)

I want to do a full Lubuntu installation on a USB stick that can be booted in UEFI mode. I do not want persistent Live USB but a full Lubuntu installation (which happens to live on a USB stick) and ...
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No HDD in boot order in BIOS in Asus x555LA

Today I bought a brand new ASUS X555LA laptop with Window 8 pre-installed. So I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit using a USB flash drive. My first boot was USB (not UEFI) and I was successfully ...
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Cannot see windows 7 in boot menu after installing ubuntu

I had windows xp and windows 7 in my system. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 into the XP partition and from then on the system directly boots into Ubuntu and doesnot even show windows 7 in the boot options ...
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Installing Ubuntu for the first time

I am someone new to Ubuntu and installing it for the first time. I have downloaded "ubuntu 14.10 desktop i386.iso" for intel x86, and I want to install it on my Intel core i5 (Is this selection right? ...
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USB Installation - Scrambled Screen

I have a 2010 Toshiba Qosmio X505 that I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on. I have downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO, and created a bootable USB as in the instructions given here: ...