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 to uninstall Ubuntu and install Windows back? [duplicate]

On my one hard drive is ubuntu and second one is Windows 7. When I install my windows hard drive it freezes at boot logo. Same happens when I tring to install windows on my ubuntu hard drive. I really ...
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problem with boot loader installation

I had ubunto 10.04 working on a eeepc and I decided to make a fresh installation. I used an usb stick with 12.04. At the end the installer said it was impossible to install the boot loader in ...
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booting only black screen with pista@pista-desktop:~$ [duplicate]

when bootin start first I see bios second I see "ubuntu 12.04". third I see black screen to come out with "pista@pista-desktop:~$" but it is dead frozen When I press CTRL+ALT+F1 to access the ...
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Want to copy a file from Windows partition to ubuntu homefolder

Upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 ... now at booting time,a black screen is coming . so i downloaded Nvidia driver and save it in Windows partiton F:/ how can i copy in to my Ubuntu home folder using ...
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Live DVD ignored when booting

I want to resize the / partition of a computer, and for this I need to use a Live disk. I've downloaded the ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso file from the Ubuntu website, and I burned it onto a regular ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 10.04 with 12.04 already installed

I have a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop installed and everything works find. I would like to install 10.04 LTS on a second partition. I tried booting from a 10.04 DVD through the BIOS. When ...
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How to remove grub without access to Windows

I have been dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 on my Surface Pro 2. But as the drivers on Ubuntu aren't that great for the surface, I decided to remove Ubuntu. However they way I removed ...
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Trying Ubuntu from live DVD: hangs and/or gives “unable to find a medium…” error

I have an older desktop (general specs below) that I want to "Try Ubuntu" (12.04.4, i386) on using the live DVD before I install. However, I'm having several issues. The first few times, after ...
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Macbook 2,1 (no cd install problem)

I am very frustrated. I been trying for almost 2 weeks to put Ubuntu on my Macbook (2,1) mid-2007 13" laptop. My combo drive does not work anymore. I tried the USB stick install method where u make a ...
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error: file not found when trying to boot with boot stick

I have put a couple of old hds in an old system that has been running ubuntu. One of the disks is the old home partition, and the other is some other random ex-ubuntu disk. The old root partition disk ...
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Boot Problem upon starting Ubuntu

When the Ubuntu boot screen comes up, the title page appears and the progression dots flow under the title. Then the following occurs: BusyBox v1.18.5(ubuntu 1:1.18.5-1ubuntu4.1)built in shell ...
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How do I fix Disappearing Cursor/mouse on 13.10 installed on flash

I just recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a flash drive so i can pug it into any computer at home and school and do my work. it was working perfectly until just a half hour ago when i booted it on an ...
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Installation of Ubuntu on NV57H94u Gateway via USB: Ubuntu runs, but won't install on hard drive because it can't find it

I (mac user) followed these instructions and am trying to use my USB drive to install Ubuntu on a NV57H94u Gateway computer. The computer was running Windows 7, but was reset to factory settings. I ...
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Ubuntu not starting after updating to 12.10

I updated from 12.04 to 12.10 and all went fine. After installation was finished, it said: "you must restart your computer to finish update" which I did. After reboot, I got into the boot menu and I ...
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Seek help in failed Ubuntu installation on HP Touchsmart Tx2

I tried to install Ubuntu 12 on a HP Touchsmart Tx2 (Model# tx2-1014AU), using the Windows Installer. The first boot was successful and I logged into Ubuntu. However, I closed my laptop before ...
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Triple booting with Win8 and Ubuntu 13.10 already dual booted [duplicate]

How can I triple boot? I've already dual booted Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 13.10 but I can't find any tutorials on how to install Mac OSX after that. I could only find tutorials that work in a ...
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Can't boot win7 after installing ubuntu 12.04 how can i restore my win7?

I use flash disk to install my ubuntu 12.04 under win7 system, however i made a stupid mistake when I later know that I cant choose install ubuntu alongside with win7 (should choose advanced mode), ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Can only boot to terminal [closed]

On boot up my computer will only boot up in the terminal. When I type sudo startx, the screen becomes blank and never loads up. I have a radeon HD card not sure the exact number and I am using the ...
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Grub Triple Boot Windows 7, Debian, Xubuntu

I am trying to "triple boot" with windows 7, debian, and xubuntu 13.10. I am having trouble getting xubuntu 13.10 to show up in the Grub menu, right now only windows and debian show up. I installed ...
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grub rescue unknown filesystem error due to deletion of partition [duplicate]

I had windows 7 and ubuntu on my system. I decided to remove ubuntu partition so I deleted it from windows device manager and formatted and renamed that partition. Now whenever I start my system it ...
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/etc/sysctl.conf doesn't persist after reboot

In a mission to reduce frequent memory flushes to filesystem, I added the following two lines to /etc/syctl.conf. vm.dirty_background_ratio = 50 vm.dirty_ratio = 80 I then ran, sudo sysctl -p and ...
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Cannot boot Linux from USB stick [closed]

Thank you in advance, I am new to Linux and am trying to replace XP with Linux, but I have a problem do not see answered anywhere. I want to boot Linux from a USB stick I bought a new SanDisk ...
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MythBuntu no boot [duplicate]

new Linux guy here. Bit of background before my problem: I've been following Linux for years, just never took the time to learn and try it. I am old enough that have used 3.1, 98, XP, and now 7 on ...
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Why is the default boot partition so small with whole disk encryption option?

The boot partition, set up automatically by the Ubuntu installer, is only ~230MB. This is the case on two different clean installs I have performed on different machines. Both used the full disk ...
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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 on master hdd with windows 7 on slave

Hi folks I recently made the switch over completely to ubuntu 12.04 since this version has the long term support, I would like to stress first of all I am tech savvy however I am a complete noob with ...
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Not able to boot ubuntu after windows drive format

I formatted one of the partitions of my Windows 8 drive after which my Ubuntu is not booting. I am using a dual boot system with Ubuntu 12.04 release. On booting, grub menu is displayed properly. ...
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Problem with boot after Ubuntu touch

I wanted to try out Ubuntu Touch so I downloaded and installed on my laptop. Now Ubuntu won't boot! Please help. The screen shows: Couldn't find data partition. Spawning adbd ...
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ISO not bootable? [duplicate]

I burnt the ISO linux image file to my CD to install it on my laptop, but my laptop says my CD is not bootable ! How can I fix this ?
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Ubuntu 12.10 crashes during start up [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 without any problems but it started recently to crash during start up or login. I ran Memtest and everything seems fine. The crash screen is something like: Any ...
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Strange screen after booting into Ubuntu and before the splash screen

Every time I boot into my Ubuntu OS (Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit), before appearing the splash screen, an strange screen is displayed. The behavior of the strange screen is automatically typing something like ...
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Problem on startup on Asus eeepc 900 with Kingspec SSD

I have an Asus eee-pc 900 with 16gb 1.8inch SSD drive. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it which works normally but because the performance of the internal SSD disk is very poor I decided to buy a ...
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Why sometimes Grub Menu is shown when starting ubuntu server?

I have installed Ubuntu server 12.04 on my device. When I was testing it, I turned on the device and Ubuntu was loaded automatically. However, when I moved the device to the workplace and turned it ...
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Windows is not load from GRUB

So I installed ubuntu. And a little time it continues - i could to load windows from grub, and all was right. But something happened and now when I choose Windows 7 x64 on my grub list It says that ...
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installation issue: GNU GRUB VERSION 1.99-21ubuntu3.1

I have a problem at installing Ubuntu 13.04. When i boot the laptop, a new Acer Aspire V5-123-3659, it says: GNU GRUB VERSION 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 Minimal BASH- like line editing supported. for the ...
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No unused kernels in /boot but still 100% full

My /boot partition is "full" but actually only the used kernel is inside. I found similar questions and I followed the instructions for unused kernels removal. I am using 3.2.0-58-generic-pae and I've ...
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Boot into Windows 7 from Ubuntu

How to boot into Windows 7 (or other OS) without having to select it from the GRUB menu? Note that I am not trying to switch the order in the menu, I'm looking for a way in Ubuntu to temorarily do ...
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Ubuntu not loading after system crash

I am new ubuntu user. with my ubuntu 13.10 64 bit installed Intel based system every thing goes well but today due to system crash it's not reboot properly. It just shows purple screen. I tried to ...
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Ubuntu boots and hangs on black loading screen (paste code provided)

I have researched several other solutions and tried many of them. I recently just tried boot-repair which helped me get past the 'first' black screen. Now, I am currently stuck at the 'second' black ...
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Ubuntu will not boot after trying to install Windows 8

I am running the last version of Ubuntu. I was trying to install Windows 8 to do a dual boot with Ubuntu. The only disk I had was a Windows 8 recovery disk. The disk ran for a while, then the message: ...
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accidentally deleted partitions [closed]

I am having some trouble with my laptop. I had win 7 64 bit preinstalled on laptop and recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was trying to find what could be the worst case for my laptop..I opened ...
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How To Run An Application On Startup Automatically?

I am using "UbuntuServer13.10" and I have Dynamic IP. So for learning purpose, I want to add a host on my dynamic IP to open my server easily from anywhere. For this purpose, I used www.noip.com ...
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Ubuntu error prevents it from loading

So I have this laptop that I bought for $900, it was a Window 8. I had it for only about 4 months and it crashed (I should of expected this from a Windows), so I took the useless hard drive out and ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init

After installing an update I restarted my computer. Ubuntu failed to boot, so I used boot-repair to try to fix it. After running boot-repair grub2 was removed and the Ubuntu os was no longer detected ...
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How can I get a file before logging to any OS?

This is my problem: "no such device". I have been trying and searching all day with no success. I have the ubuntu.iso file somewhere on my internal hard disk. Is there any way I can get it and copy ...
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Gave up waiting for root device

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 but cannot fully boot. Here is my error message: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the ...
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Windows no longer boots after unsuccessful Ubuntu installation

I had win7 on my PC, I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10, installation was unsuccessful, I lost access to my windows 7, Ubuntu works only in recovery mode, my partitions are gone, and I can not go back to ...
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failed login to ubuntu 12.04.4

I can't log into Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my laptop, it goes into (ash) without finding the root directory. I tried to log in with ctrl+alt+F6 but get a blank screen. I have a Ubuntu 12,04.3 disk but am not ...
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How do I install Ubuntu Studio from a USB Flash Drive?

So I have the standard Ubuntu 13.10, and I wanted to install Ubuntu studio. The only way I can do that is through a Flash drive, so I downloaded the newest version of Ubuntu studio, and used ...
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Install Ubuntu on Second Internal Drive fully seperate from Windows

Let's say I have Drive C:, and Drive D:. Drive C: has Windows 7 on it, and Drive D: is currently completely empty. I would like to install Ubuntu on Drive D: without adding a bootloader/GRUB to the ...
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Loading/Running Customized Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS i386 in RAM [closed]

I have customized my Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS i386 with Ubuntu Builder and made all necessary changes and got the ISO to be reduced by 200MB. The customized version is doing good on all the PCs, ...