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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Whitewashes the screen

afrter reinstail my ubuntu 14.10 my laptop (Acer Aspite 5750G) begin whitewashes the screen when I start Ubuntu, I use double boot with Windows 8.1, I try to make another USB live Linux - Fedora, but ...
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I cannot run Windows without connecting the flash drive in which linux was installed

I've installed Linux into my flashdrive from another flash drive while windows 7 is running. When I start up my computer with the flash drive in which linux installed , it appears 4 options ( Linux, ...
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How do I access Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, and this probably seems like a stupid question, but just how do I actually boot up Ubuntu? First, I shrunk my hard drive and created a new partition, and then ...
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15.04 Boot Freeze due to pulseaudio

Since upgrading to 15.04 it always takes me 2 or 3 tries to get through the boot process. When I examine the syslog file, it always stops at: Jun 12 14:03:24 laptop2 pulseaudio[1786]: [pulseaudio] ...
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ubuntu 12 not loading after reboot

I rebooted my computer that has ubuntu 12.04 installed, but the operating system is not loading any more. The screen is completely blank and the computer is turned on. Why could this happen?
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Unable to format a bootable USB stick

So I have this 8GiB USB stick that I put Windows on some time ago. I made the bootable USB in Ubuntu by some CLI commands which copied the windows.iso on it and made it bootable. Now I want to use ...
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NetBook won't Boot [closed]

My NetBook - ADVENT 4214 Intel Atom N270 1024MB 160GB - was giving trouble, to I took off all the data, and tried to "Restore" it. That simply failed, I know not why. It has no DVD drive, so no ...
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Cannot Boot Ubuntu after Installation, “no boot disk”

After installing Ubuntu, I get the error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed Here is my boot repair paste: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11703197
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No Boot Ubuntu after update

After an update, Ubuntu will not load. I'm currently on Gnome Ubuntu 14.04, but this issue has happened to be before on 14.10 and 15.03. It will work for a few weeks, then an update will prompt me to ...
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3.16.0-39 and 13.16.0-38 cause my computer to reboot into Asus express gate. Ubuntu 14.04

I recently bought a new hard drive because of corrupted data on my last hard drive related to SATA errors. That is another story (I hope). My new hard drive was working fine running a fresh install ...
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Laptop starts Windows 8.1 after instlling Ubuntu 14.04

I have a new HP Pavilion 15 with windows 8.1, and want to have Ubuntu alongside it. I created an Ubuntu 14.04 liveDVD, disabled fast boot, and changed the boot order. Then I installed Ubuntu. After ...
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how to make an Ubuntu installed USB drive behave as if it is a startup disk?

I created a startup flash drive using the utility in 15.04 which is bootable on my Mac Book Air. Then I use a 150Gb USB2 drive to create a startup disk. It too booted on mac book air allright. My ...
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after pm-hibernate my computer won't boot

i wanted to test hibernation on my dell inspiron M5110 laptop. this laptop is setup to dual boot windows 7 professional en ubuntu 15.04 after setting my laptop to dual boot that and selecting ubuntu ...
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No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda. Is that some pain to a only Win8.1 system?

After I made a dual-boot (Win8.1/Ubuntu 14.04) I wanted to remove Ubuntu. I am a really newbie guy at this. First I deallocated the Ubuntu partitions at Win8.1 and joined them into the Win8.1 OS ...
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Ubuntu screen not working [duplicate]

My screen was not showing anything after waking up from hibernate. I just followed instructions given in Blank screen after suspend/hibernate on 14.04, and got a suggestion to run sudo apt-get ...
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After Ubuntu 15.04 Upgrade, Black Scren When Booting From rEFInd or Other Linux OSes

I am running an Acer laptop from 2013 [will add in here when I find the model number] and I initially installed Ubuntu 14.04, then 14.10, and afterward 15.04. Before this, rEFInd and any live USBs ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 from 14.10, got the dreaded “starting version 219” error

When I try to login, it reverts me to the login screen. If I move my mouse, it shows a log of system events and then does the same thing. I can Clrl + Alt + F1 to a terminal, and do modifications from ...
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Tried to install recommended version via usb, froze on first loading screen

I tried this on Fujitsu Stylistic st5112. I got the computer to boot off of the usb stick which I followed http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-desktop to create.
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“Error: Unknown filesystem” on all my drives on Grub rescue

I was trying to start my computer in Windows safe mode and ended up pressing F8 before selecting Windows in grub instead of after and now it's stuck in grub rescue. I looked up how to use it to make ...
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Ubuntu installer stuck at “configuring boot loader…”

I dual-booted my windows with Ubuntu 14.10 Due to some failed upgrades, there was something wrong with most of my drivers... The sound wasn't working eventhough the speaker test works and the wifi ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 /tmp folder has been removed mistakenly, Now on restart, ubuntu is not booting

I was doing some installation of software, in between the command sudo rm -rf /tmp Has been executed, it was a mistake at my part, and now on restart the OS is not booting, Able to arrive at ...
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Boot ubuntu in my macbook pro

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed in my macbook pro. It was working normally for a week. Then I got this problem saying 'efi is not ready yet'. I tried to run boot-repair, but it does not help. Here is ...
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On mini Mac, after install of 14.2, the pass-phrase for encrypted drive is not accepted. But also I can not boot from install media anymore

I have checked how to enter my pass phrase with different keyboard-layouts after having read the listed issues with this error. However I still can't get through. I can no longer boot the mac with ...
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Laptop black screen on boot; works after closing and opening the lid

Apologies if this question has been asked before; I couldn't find the exact same issue. When I boot up, I always get a black screen, though everything else seems to work normally (log-in screen ...
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GRUB menu does not show after shutting down and restarting from Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio with pre-installed Windows 8 dual-booted with Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8 on my Vaio. When I shut down from Windows and start the laptop, I get the GRUB menu and can select between booting with Windows and Ubuntu. However, after ...
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Adding new Service to boot record doesn't work

I want to add postgresql as a new service to my boot records, which I normally do by doing this: sudo update-rc.d postgresql defaults However, when I then restart it still doesn't start at boot. ...
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How do I get rid of GRUB without formatting my HDD

I couldn't find an answer to my question so I thought I would ask my own. Today I tried to install Kali Lunix from a USB drive. I WAS running a dual boot with Ununtu and Windows 8.1. Every time I ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot After Upgrade From 14.04 To 14.10; Not Even in Safe Mode

I've tried endlessly to find a solution to my problem, but nothing works. I guess my situation is a bit different. When I boot, it gives me the normal Ubuntu startup screen with the different boot ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 Won't boot or Shut down

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 I love ubuntu but I ran into issues recently. most of the time I boot it gets stuck at the purple screen or I get the error [ 17.912.611 dw_dmac ...
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Weird Crash has system incredibly slow and cant enter password to my user and GRUB wont allow me to go to my Windows 7 [closed]

I was just regularily working on a project and i had my Oneplus One phone plugged into my machine moving and apk onto my desktop i unplugged my phone and started playing on phone leting my pc to be ...
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Unable to mount internal hard drive on startup. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently replaced a secondary internal hard drive that died. The new one worked for several days and then suddenly I got an 'unable to mount hard drive' message when booting up. I wasn't able to ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 with USB

controller found and freeze I am trying to install ubuntu to my old mac. I have portioned the Memory and added the ubuntu.dmg to the USB Drive. I have tried both Ubuntu 64 and 32 bit, and so far both ...
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fsck on a hardware RAID5

My Ubuntu 14.04 server won't boot properly and I want to check the hard drives with fsck to make sure everything is ok. I can boot into a systemRescueCD no problem. The server has 4 HD using a ...
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How do I fix Ubuntu 15.04 when I cannot seem to boot it?

I followed both Sharad's and A.B.'s answers (both of them) on a previous question about Kubuntu. I then rebooted LXDE and managed to get into Grub, I then selected to run Ubuntu, normally (i.e., the ...
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Install Windows over Ubuntu in grub rescue?

Can I install windows 7 in grub rescue by using a usb? Because after installing ubuntu, my computer always hangs then one time , When I turned on my computer I was sent into grub rescue and after ...
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how to : Reinstall Windows 7 [duplicate]

I installed linux ubuntu last month and everything got messed up . When I first tried it , everything works fine. It's fast and convenient so I decided to install it permanently but after permanently ...
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Black Screen When Initially Booting

This is my first time ever installing a Linux OS. I installed 15.04 using a DVD, when the installation was dome I had to restart the computer (I did an install that erased everything else). When i ...
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Failed to Boot: Starting Version 219

Got this when booting my computer: PCC probe failed. starting version 219 Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, ...
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Ubuntu LiveCd hangs on boot screen

Every time I try to install or try Ubuntu I hit the booting screen and it hangs there forever. I've never had any issues installing Ubuntu. Currently I've tried putting Ubuntu on a live ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB not loading on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 but I want to install Windows 8. For doing so, I need to have Windows 7 installed on my laptop (Windows 8 only upgrades Windows 7). While installing Windows 7, I found out that I ...
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Boot with /home in readonly

I need to boot (just for once) with my home directory non-writable. Can I do that? /home is on the root fs (which has to remain writable). Thanks.
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How can I get rid of Ubuntu disk encryption bugs?

When I first installed Ubuntu Studio 14.04 a few months ago, I chose the option for the disk to be encrypted. I have had two issues since then that I believe have to do with it. For a while every ...
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Specify Home Directory: Partitioned Disk: Fresh Re-Install: Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.02

I ran into serious problems with my previous Ubuntu installation. I'm now doing a fresh install (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.02) on an already partitioned disk. I go to "Installation Type: Something Else" ...
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Cannot Install Ubuntu over win7

I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a secondary OS over Win7. I made my USB flash drive bootable by using 'unetbootin-windows-608' tool. Then, I created a new 25GB-partition on the disk. After ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 32 bit does not boot

I am unable to boot smoothly into a clean install of Lubuntu 15.04 32bit, updated to the latest available releases. Just after motherboard finishes its thing and the PC proceeds towards boot, a blue ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after runing ubuntu from flash drive

I have been trying out using a usb to boot lunix and it worked but now I can not boot into windows 7 it gives me the error "This is not a bootable disk Please insert a floppy and press any key..." I ...
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14.04 unable to boot after formatting different primary drive in Acer r7

I have owned my Acer r7 for about a year now and within the first week I installed a 120gb evo msata as a secondary boot drive running ubuntu 14.04. I had setup luks encryption and all partitions ...
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Default boot into Windows [duplicate]

There are many posts here about how to boot into Windows with Ubuntu installed, can't find any about my specific scenario... I have a ProLiant server running Ubuntu, and it's useful sometimes to be ...
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Can not fix the GNU GRUB with live CD

I have both Windows7 and Ubuntu on my computer. I had updated my windows and now I can not boot Ubuntu anymore. The error is: GNU GRUB Minimal Bash-like line editing is supported. After lots of ...
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ACPI PCC Probe failed. starting version 219 Welcome to Emergency Mode!… ERROR-MESSAGE

Hello i recently noticed the following error at System-boot and was basically stuck at the Emergency-Mode. I even reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 right after this error, but without deleting the other ...