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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I have an HP Notebook 2000 and I can not get it to boot to the usb

I have disabled secure boot and enabled legacy. I also moved the usb up on the list of boot order on both legacy, and uefi. Still not showing up on the list when I hit esc and then f9. It doesn't show ...
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Ubuntu 14 shows on bootloader menu of 12 but does not boot

I have a tri boot system. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12 on the 1st hard disk. I got a new hard disk (external) and installed Ubuntu 14.0 on it and updated the grub on Ubuntu 12, it was successful but when i ...
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Loading windows through grub

I just want to know how to boot windows through the grub. I formated my hard disk even though when i tried to boot my system its starting from the Grub boot loader, how can i avoid this. I tried many ...
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Ubuntu Live CD/Live USB problem

I have a problem when trying to boot from a live CD, and the same problem also happens with a Live USB. The problem that I have is that when I boot, the sidebar the the topbar load and look ok, they ...
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black screen off death [duplicate]

I know I'm not the first and defenetly not the last guy whiting about this problem but I'm kindly asking if someone can help me solve it please help me. My laptop is having problem whit loading ubuntu ...
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Can't boot to GRUB/ubuntu on dual boot machine

I have a computer with a dual boot ubuntu 14.04/windows8.1. Recently, my windows screwed up and I had to factory reset it. Everything was fine: my system downgrade to windows 8 and I still had the ...
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T440s Dual Boot m2 ssd help

I'm not really experienced in this stuff and english isn't my native language so.. sorry, but I hope you can help me I bought my Lenovo Thinkpad T440s a week ago, it has a 256gb SSD and 256gb m2 SSD, ...
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HP UEFI doesn't boot Ubuntu automatically

I own a HP ProBook, which came with SLED11 preinstalled, and on which I has Trusty installed (NO Dual boot). UEFI wasn't enabled. Now I bought a SSD and built it into the laptop. As I read that using ...
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Could not write bytes : broken pipe Ubuntu 12.04

I am getting could not write bytes : broken pipe error when boot my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I know there are a ton of question similar to this here but none of which I tried solved my problem. I ...
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Installation Freeze that lead to a wiped computer

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 from a liveCD to completely replace my windows 7. During the installation process, it froze at the log-in to Ubuntu screen. I figured it hadn't done anything and it was ...
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Ubuntu install stops at “Creating ext4 file system for / in partition #1 of SCSI2 (0,0,0) (sdb)…”

I'm installing desktop ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64 bit on my second HDD (160GB). I have my main 1TB WD HDD for windows 8.1. When installing ubuntu on the newly formatted hard drive it always stops at ...
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Black Screen after first reboot of Ubuntu 14.10 Studio amd64

I performed an installation of Ubuntu 14.10 Studio amd64 on my PC in an empty HD but in the installation program I clicked to perform a dual-boot-installation. All went well at first, but when I ...
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How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? [duplicate]

In ubuntu14.04, i try the method following: command 1,$sudo vi /etc/default/grub then, change the following line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to the following line: ...
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Cannot boot off of USB on ASUS EEE PC 701

Long Version: I have just gotten an old ASUS Netbook from my boss. They were gettjng rid of a bunch of old hardware and I got my hands on an old still perfectly good ASUS eee Netbook. Naturally I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boot problem on DELL Inspiron 5150

I acquired the DELL running XP Pro sp3. It was very slow to boot, and didn't perform well with my wireless network. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba and it works wonderfully well, so I thought I ...
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Ubuntu Screen Messes up on Bootup

When I bootup either on liveUSB boot or even after i installed the screen will mess up. http://i.imgur.com/1yB14iz.png The graphics card is Nvidia if that matters. I have tried different versions ...
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low memory dialog at boot up time

My Ubuntu 14.04 laptop has the below partions /dev/sda1 ext4 9.3G 8.6G 227M 98% / none tmpfs 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev devtmpfs 3.9G 4.0K 3.9G ...
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How to recover /boot overwritten by identical /boot? [on hold]

I spent 6 hours on this and I've given up. I am not finding a method to recovering a /boot partition that was overwritten by an identical /boot partition. This isn't your regular average grub ...
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Error Booting Ubuntu / Windows 7 on Laptop

I tried a lot of guides and walkthrough I found on the net, but my problem still persist: I installed the UBUNTU 14.04 LTS release, and installed side by side my Windows Installation. When I finish ...
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Ubuntu USB Boot language problems

It doesn't look like this issue has been asked about before, so here goes. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 on a couple of small netbooks. These netbooks are currently running windows 7. I've ...
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Having mutiple valuesin <test>isn't supported and may not work as expected

When I start Ubuntu a command screen with some messages keeps blinking and Ubuntu doesn't start. The problem started when I was trying to install Opencv via command, while doing this my PC got turned ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Kernel boot problem

yesterday I installed 14.10 on my laptop. Everything worked fine I installed the proprietary nvidia drivers and updated my intel graphics drivers. I rebooted after that and everything worked. Today I ...
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Kernel messages scrolling over Grub background image during boot?

I display a Grub custom background image at boot time(Ubuntu 14.10). I would like this background image to stay in place during the kernel startup and to scroll the kernel messages over the Grub ...
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Disable ASPM with UEFI [migrated]

Is it possible to send a boot parameter similar to pcie_aspm=off when only using UEFI boot? I've installed ElementaryOS Freya Beta 1, without the GRUB boot loader, everything works, but I've been ...
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How to boot from USB on Ubuntu?

For some reason, my ubuntu 14.04LTS started messing up and now the sidebar and menu bar does not show up after I log in. I am new to ubuntu so I don't know much about the code, but to fix my computer ...
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Can Luks Be Used To Encrypt an NTFS Partition in Ubuntu?

(And then Boot into Full Windows With Luks Running Silently In the Background) I have a client that is completely unable to use Linux, but I was thinking maybe there was a way to setup their computer ...
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14.10 fails to boot from live USB on Alienware 14

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit on my Alienware 14 (HD 4600/GTX 765M, i7-4700MQ, 8GB RAM) and this is what appears. I'm guessing this is an issue with my GPU? How can I get this to work? I'm ...
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Black screen when booting normally

My system Laptop: Acer aspire 8930G OS: Freshly installed Ubuntu 14.10 (64 bit) Memory: 4 GB Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53 GHz x 2 Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9700M GT / pre-installed ...
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Boot stucks at logo screen after upgrading to 14.10

After upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 my computer cannot boot anymore, it stucks at the logo screen (with animated dots). By displaying the boot process, I see that it stucks at "Stopping log initial ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu while mainting dual-boot with Windows?

I am kinda new to ubuntu and the whole linux field, and have some concerns. First, I currently have Linux Mint 17 dual booting with Win8.1 via grub 2, my question is how to remove linux mint and ...
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WinUSB - installation failed, 32512

I want to create a bootable usb flash drive with Windows. But whatever USB flash I use - with NTFS or FAT32 or EXT4, I always get this error: installation failed, 32512 The size of iso file is 4.3Gb, ...
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Interrupted upgrade, now boot loop, restarts before Grub

Laptop battery of my Lenovo Ideapad S205 ran out of power while upgrading to 14.10. I connected it and powered it up as usual, but forgot about resuming the upgrade. Then I put it to hibernate, and ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu failed after upgrading to yosemite

After upgrading to Yosemite, I cannot boot into Ubuntu: it goes to a black screen. GRUB appears in the upper left corner and Flashes "_" . I am using refind . Can anyone help?
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Ububtu upgrade stuck at the time of Unpacking fonts-sil-padauk

During the installation of the upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 the installation is stuck at "Unpacking fonts-sil-padauk (2.80-2) ...". What should I do now?
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Error in booting through USB having full install (not live USB)

I am new to Ubuntu and really loved the experience of working on it through the live USB. However the limit of 4GB on the persistence file is something which I wanted to get away from (Tried the ...
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Unknown filesystem, grub rescue after installing Windows 8

I recently tried Ubuntu and installed over my old Windows 7 partition. There was a host of problems here but I eventually solved them and managed to boot into Ubuntu, but the issues continued with ...
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Mythbuntu / XBMCbuntu installer does not recognise installed operating systems

I have a system with 13 partitions, running 2 installs of windows 7 and a few installs of Ubuntu 14.04. Grub is the bootloader, and all is working well. I often install a fresh Ubuntu to partitions 10 ...
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I can not install Ubuntu 14.10, GNU GRUB error

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 and used Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8 in order to install ubuntu using a pendrive. When I restart my pc and choose ,from the boot menu, the usb it shows a black screen ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not shut down on Acer Extensa 2509 notebook

Hello fellow Ubuntuers, I am currently running into a problem with my new Acer Extensa 2509 notebook. After installing Ubuntu 14.10 onto the hard drive, I was not able to shut down my live USB drive. ...
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Trying to Install Lubuntu

I've burned the Lubuntu image onto DVD to install on my rather beaten up old pc. However, trying to run from boot I've noticed that the boot sequence doesn't contain my DVD drive. The Bios recognises ...
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Unable to boot 14.04 on new Alienware 17

I have an Alienware 17. With Ubuntu 14.04 CD, I choose "Try Ubuntu without installing". Then hit enter. "Ubuntu" appears on screen for a short time. Then black screen. Then these messages: radeon GPU ...
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Problem booting live usb without cdroom

I've got latest ubuntu on liveUSB. I've recently replaced my optical drive with HDD caddy and I can't boot ubuntu anymore, it's stuck at loading screen. I tried to take out hdd caddy, but ubuntu ...
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Failure to boot after a possible power failure during upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

I left my machine to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 overnight. I think there was a power failture. When I switched it on in the morning I got these messages: scanning fr Btrfs filesystems run-init: ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu and Windows from Legacy boot to UEFI boot?

I had installed Ubuntu and Windows(an ext4 partition and an NTFS partition for each) in the LEGACY boot mode,not knowing what difference it would make if I installed in UEFI instead.But I have been ...
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boot with e4rat suddenly takes 20sec longer

A couple of days ago I set-up e4rat for my Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Lenovo Ideapad U330. The first couple of days it really did wonders, basically cutting the boot-time from 50sec to 25sec. Then ...
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Create UBUNTU CD boot to a WINDOWS machine using an OS X system to create the CD

Would like to create a WINDOWS ubuntu boot-from-CD using latest OS X system. Trying to help a friend recover from an MS "registration key" and disk loss and subsequent registry trash. Any ideas?
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edit Grub bootloader both

I've had some boot problems after installing Ubuntu 14.04 to my new SSD (sdb1) adding Windows 10 technical preview afterwards (sdb3) and leaving my old Windows XP on my hdd (sda1), but now everything ...
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can I use Ubuntu booted usb to install windows?

I have a 32gb multi partitioned usb (25gb - ntfs, 5gb - ext4) which I used to boot Ubuntu 13.04. Now I like to install windows on my pc using this usb. Does formatting this usb by Rufus(or such ...
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Ubuntu x64 does not boot

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my pc (i7 2650QM, 8 Gbyte RAM, GT540M), but whenever I try to boot it, I get only a black screen and a heavy working hard disk. Even if I wait twenty minutes ...
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An error occurred while mounting /

for no reason I have not been able to boot Ubuntu 14.04 today. Splash screen at first displayed "An error occurred while mounting /". I tried to do filesystem check: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fsck.ext4 ...