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't make partition on ubuntu to install windows 7 [duplicate]

I tried to boot windous 7 but i can't i want on my windows 7 dvd and run "setup.exe" with wine and after a few seconds is showed me that i need to make space. see screenshot: ...
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Why do I have duplicate “ubuntu” entries in my boot loader menu?

When I enter my boot menu, I see two entries labeled "[ubuntu]" that load exactly the same operating system. The recovery entry is also missing. I ran Boot Info Script, which typically covers ...
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Acer Travelmate 8204 not booting

I installed Ubuntu on my Acer Travelmate 8204 (with the Ati Radeon Mobility X1600 graphics card) after testing that the live version works. However, after installation (keeping the old WinXP) the ...
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Can't install windows 8.1 still goes to Linux [duplicate]

So I just brought Windows 8.1 full version and I can't boot into it I go to the boot menu and click CDROM but it still boots me into Ubuntu.
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Kernel panic - not syncing: Vfs unable to mount root Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I know this question has been asked a lot of times in this forum but i didn't find any particularly suited to my situation yet (if there are feel free to redirect me to them). I am using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Recovery mode grub partition

I Deleted a disk partition using g-parted and I rebooted the system and it went into grub recovery. It showed a message that no partition found. I am pretty sure it was not grub partition. I also do ...
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Booting into current kernel disables networking, virtual keyboard

I have a PowerEdge 300 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. A couple of dist-upgrades ago, my SSH connection died partway through and I can no longer boot cleanly. If I boot in to the current kernel (3.13), I ...
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How to login to your ubuntu account automatically in background?

I was wondering whether we could login into ubuntu account automatically but stay password protected. In my case, I want my torrent to automatically start when computer boots up. So I need to be ...
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not able to install Ubuntu on my pc with windows xp

After my windows expired, i wanted to install Ubuntu to my PC. I had a copy of Ubuntu on my another pc, so i copied it to a 2 GB USB pen drive. Then I used the USB to install Ubuntu in my pc without ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation crashes with “???” message after selecting drive

The Gist: I have been trying to erase my disk and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop as my sole operating system. I can boot "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" from a USB stick. During the graphical ...
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CIFS VFS: Error messages

I'm running two Ubuntu systems, (12.04 on 64-bit AMD desktop system and 14.04 on a 64-bit Intel laptop), and have configured two CIFS drives to be mounted at system start-up following the instructions ...
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Acer PC issue booting [migrated]

I have an Acer PC that came with Windows 7. Of course, three days after the warranty, I began getting an error when I boot that reads, "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in ...
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Learning material for boot configuration [closed]

I really need a comprehensive, yet clearly explained reference regarding how all the boot configuration, structure and execution comes together in Linux and how it is compared to Windows and all the ...
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GUI not working in hp Pavillion 15-n221so Notebook PC

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the above mentioned laptop. When I try to boot it gives the message about low graphics mode. The desktop doesn't appear at all. The CLI seems to be working fine, as ...
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USB-BOOT PROBLEM HP DV7

PORTABLE UBUNTU INSTALLED On USB.(NOT Live) My PC is HP Pavillion DV7-UEFI Boots from LiveDVD & LiveUSB OK Boots FUDUNTU installed USB ok (not Live real install) BIOS sequence set to: 1-USB ...
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Deploy ubuntu with MAAS fails

I have a problem with the Ubuntu deploying with MAAS. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a KVM virtual machine. The boot with pxe works, I see the login prompt during the deploying, the server connect ...
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14.04 random hanging on boot

I've already googled a lot and probably know what's wrong but don't know how to fix it. Fresh install of Trusty Tahr LTS i386 on a new netbook with an Intel N2820 Bay Trail graphics. Average 4 of 5 ...
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grub rescue -> no such partition

I have a big problemm with my computer... I have reduced the windows partition and when I reboot then I have the grub rescue with the error message : no such partition. Moreover, I don't have access ...
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How do I get nvidia drivers to work on Xubuntu 14.04?

I installed and tested multiple Nvidia drivers such as 331 and 304 but every time I always end with Xubuntu on a black screen after the booting screen. How do I make them work successfully on my 2010 ...
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Error occurred while mounting /boot

I wanted to remove Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 from my laptop and just create one partition for Ubuntu 14.04, but this seems to be more difficult then I thought it would be. Installation seems to go ...
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Grub not working after Windows 8.1 update on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I do understand that this is a common problem, and I have read few of the threads. Here is synopsis of my problem. Logged on to window 8.1, windows installed updates and now grub2 doesn't work ...
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frozen ubuntu resulted in hard drive failure?

During installation ubuntu froze. I know all my data on the other drive is gone. So I put a new one in. I get the error Insert Boot media. I have gone into the BIOS and fixed everything. Please help ...
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error when booting [duplicate]

Recently my laptop has been unable to boot, I have been having hard drive problems over three past few weeks but I would like to know if I need a new hard drive or not. When booting I get, Error: ...
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Installed more ram /boot/efi not found… How to fix?

So, I just installed more RAM. Now I can't boot (properly) into xubuntu. When booting I'm greeted with something along the lines of "Failed to load /boot/efi, press S to continue or press M to ...
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How to exit from the boot menu?

I accidentally pressed some keys and have landed in this menu, ISOLINUX 3.82 Debian-2009 l Could not find kernel image : linux boot: Im using a Asus eeepc 2g surf.There is a grub error in the ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 on same HDD as windows 7, Windows 7 won't boot

I installed Ubuntu on the same hard drive as my Windows 7 (different partition ofcourse) Edit: Windows wouldn't boot and after trying to fix mbr with windows recovery console windows isn't recognized ...
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Starting load fallback graphics devices [fail]

I have a problem after updating Ubuntu. Booting fails with the following error: I did burn a copy of Ubuntu on the USB shows me this error. So do I enter recovery mode and get the following error: ...
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Install Grub on USB drive / Vaio Pro 13

I'm somewhat inexperienced with Linux. I'm having quite a hard time booting Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows on my Vaio Pro 13. I've tried using every method I've found on forums but no matter what, I ...
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steps to create DD image file from usb and restore image to a DIFFERENT usb

I have successfully (file created, ubuntu does NOT issue any error messages) created an image from an entire persistent ubuntu live usb.(sdc1) - the file ubuntu1.img is 4.3gb so it is reasonable to ...
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I installed the theme macbuntu on my ubuntu and it wont boot now

I dont know what to do. I have ubuntu 14.04. i think it has to do with the lockscreen setup but I dont know. I just installed ubuntu again so ill have to install macbuntu but It wont boot after ...
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Samba starting twice with two nic, second attempt fails

I found something posted about samba smb loading twice at boot and second one failing. I am having the same problem and also had it in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am now running 14.40 LTS with same two nic ...
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PC does not boot from Ubuntu live USB

My PC does not boot from the Ubuntu live USB that I made to install Ubuntu. What it can be? I tried installing Ubuntu on a virtual machine with the same iso and I had no problems, but when I restart ...
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What does “?” mean in update-rc.d? [duplicate]

I am trying to install a script using update-rc.d. # update-rc.d foo defaults Then I check. # service --status-all ... [ ? ] foo ... What does the question mark mean and how to fix it? The ...
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Live usb does not work!

Unfortunately, I am not able to setup up Ubuntu on my system as I am having trouble creating a functional live usb. I have downloaded the installer and the iso from the Ubuntu download page and have ...
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Blank Screen after starting my Laptop

I just replace Windows 7 Starter to Ubuntu. It installed smoothly but now whenever I start my system it gives me blank screen. I am using Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s. How can I overcome this issue?
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Upgraded to 14.04 and boot up hangs at Restoring Resolver State

I updated one of my workstations to 14.04 earlier today and the boot sequence is getting stuck at "Restoring resolver state". This happens just after two VMWare services fail to start: the Virtual ...
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set the screen brightness on startup

On Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to dim the screen brightness to 50% on each system start in /etc/rc.local with the line xbacklight -set 50% right before the line exit 0 Why does this not work? Is there a ...
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Mac wireless keyboard doesn't work in GRUB 2

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now I cant boot into Mac OSX anymore. I am using the standard wireless keyboard that all Apple computers come with and it doesnt work at all in the grub 2 menu ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) [duplicate]

When I upgraded to Lubuntu 14.04, I was greeted with this error. I have since booted into a live cd and ran bootinfoscript to see if I could determine what's wrong. But I'm not entirely sure what to ...
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UBUNTU LINUX 13.10 USB Boot Error

While I was trying to boot from my USB. After entering the choice of install UBUNTU alongside Windows. Then this Error shows up:GIVEN below and it again restarts nothing from Linux installation shows ...
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Ubuntu GRUB issue

having a hard time with the grub, I pretty much tried everything, I also run the boot-repair and this is what I got back, can anyone please help me sort this out, our server is down and it's not ...
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Play a video at first boot

i have created my own distro. I want to play a welcome video after the installation completes and the computer restarts. can i do that in remastersys by editing the configuration files. i have no ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after OS X repair disk operation on MacBook Pro 9,1

After upgrade to Mavericks 10.9.2 I experienced problems with the camera: basically wasn´t detected at all in OS X. After google it, seems the problem would be solved by repairing the disk with OS X ...
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Error No Boot Device Available

Hello I am running Ubuntu Server Edition 14.04 and I keep running into this problem. When I start the computer it says " No boot device available - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" I ...
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“Operating System Not Found” when booting from Ettus' Ubuntu Live USB

I am developing a project using GNURadio and Ettus Research's USRP, and, for this purpose, I will be using the Ubuntu image the company provides for GNURadio development. This image can be found here: ...
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I can'yt boot Windows XP after installing Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I can't boot Windows XP after installing Ubuntu 12.04 and what is worst is that I don't have the Windows XP installation CD. kathy@kathy-HP-Compaq:~$ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kathy: Disk ...
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How to get rid of the “scanning for btrfs file systems” at start-up?

At start-up, I see the message Scanning for btrfs file systems. How can I get rid of it? I have tried to remove the package with sudo apt-get purge btrfs-tools, but it just shows a blank screen ...
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Network booting mounting problem

I'm trying to set up a server for diskless clients. My previous (solved) issue is here. But I have a new one. It isn't able to load ubuntu because of error: mount: mounting /nfsroot on /root ...
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Network booting could't find kernel image

I have a problem with PXE booting. I followed this instruction on official website. But I get an error on client machine: Could not find kernel image: vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic And now, question. ...
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After install grub boot loader does not show

I' m having some trouble finalizing my Ubuntu setup. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 7 Acer, K95V and I just can't get to the boot loader. The current situation is that it just boots up ...