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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ubuntu wont run on dual boot lenovo ideapad z580 win.8

I have downloaded ubuntu to a flash drive. when I reboot and choose ubuntu I get a message saying "file missing or error" I can not access bios to change boot position. I have been trying for months ...
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15.04 Uograde alongside windows 8.1 duel boot

Having run a dual boot since 14.10 Ubuntu, it has run perfectly smoothly and updated happily; however I installed the 15.04 upgrade yesterday and now the GRUB menu appears and boots smoothly into ...
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Can't boot after installation

I am using a Toshiba Lifebook PH521. I erased the hard-disk and installed Ubuntu. After the installation I restarted the machine, but it does not boot. I tried boot-repair but it still does not work. ...
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Dual Booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. After I finished installing Ubuntu on my second partition, it tells me that I have to restart, but then it just boots into Windows 8.1 without asking ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 2015 (12,1) Ubuntu 15.04 install from live CD to SD Card

I want to do a full install Linux on my MBP 2015 13-inch. I'm using an SD Card because I do not want to touch the SSD. I've used this ...
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Need Bootable CD To Kickstart Hard Drive Boot

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from DVD to an internal hard drive but the BIOS doesn't recognize the hard drive during boot. If I boot from DVD the hard drive is attached to the file system and polulated ...
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Stuck on “Loading initial ramdisk” after live cd change on root filesystem

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server with the newest Updates in a Virtualbox VM. It has EFI boot on a 512 MB Partition, /boot on a 300 MB ext4 partition and / on a luks encrypted 7GB ext4 ...
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how to use a different linux-image than the one is currently being used in ubuntu 14.02?

this are the linux-images I have and I am currently using 3.13.0-51 $ dpkg -l linux-image-\* | grep ^ii ii linux-image-3.13.0-51-generic 3.13.0-51.84 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 server won't boot; cannot get past “grub rescue”

My Ubuntu server was not responding so I hard rebooted it and it will now not boot up at all. My Ubuntu server is an HP Proliant box running Ubuntu 14.04.1. The boot partition is a 16GB USD drive, ...
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dmesg full of problems after startup

This morning, my Ubuntu 14.04 installation booted to terminal rather than Gnome shell. startx got me in, but without sound (hardware not shown), and on a reboot instead tried sudo start gdm which got ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installing alongside windows 7

I'll tell you my problem first then explain how it all happened. I'm a complete noob so please explain as easy as possible. My windows 7 broke and I got Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB stick and used the live ...
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Can't Access Boot Menu. Wants to Remove Ubuntu and Install Win7 [duplicate]

I recently purchased a desktop just for office use. It did not come with an OS. I had someone install Ubuntu to prepare it for ViciDial because I work at home and some clients ask for me to provide ...
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How to change kernel at boot [duplicate]

I installed the latest kernel (4.1) and want to boot into it instead of 3.9. How can i do this on ubuntu 15.04?
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Unable to Boot to Either System After Dual Boot Install

I just performed a clean dual boot install on an HP laptop that came with Windows 8. The install said it had completed successfully, but when I restart the machine, or power down and power back up, ...
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Reduce Grub Menu Items

I have done quite a bit of fiddling and reinstalling of grub. I can get my machine to boot using the first few entries, but I would like to clean up the grub menu. I have tried deleting grub.cfg and ...
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Ubuntu is 'Waiting up to 60 more seconds for network configuration…' on boot [duplicate]

On boot, after I enter my full disk encryption password, I see Ubuntu display the following message (I believe that's a package called Plymouth): Waiting for network configuration... then ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 14.04 USB on different computers, blinking cursor kill screen

I have been having a problem involving attempting to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on some computers. I installed Ubuntu onto a USB using my home HP Pavilion Quad-Core, and the computer I am trying to make the OS ...
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Blank screen when booting up from blank hard drive, booting from USB

I just bought parts to build my own PC and I'm booting from USB and I followed Ubuntu's tutorial to burn the ISO to the flash drive and I'm trying to install Ubuntu but I just get a blank screen. PC ...
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usb boot controller not found

I have recently purchased a 2009 macbook pro with Yosemite...I want ubuntu and loaded a usb from third party (unetbootin). when I boot from the usb it tells me it can't open but then goes to the menu ...
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Ubuntu booting screen missing in 15.04 desktop

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 using Unetbootin. (dual boot with windows 7). But on booting Ubuntu I get a pink screen (same color as grub default background) which changes to black after a few ...
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How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Option “Install Ubuntu Alongside Windows 7 does not show up”

sorry to open a new thread with the same and question again and again, but people wouldn't open it again and again, if Ubuntu would work out of the box like the tutorials explain it to work. I have ...
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How to install snappy Ubuntu 15.04 Core images on a PC

Can you please help with some instructions on how to install Snappy Ubuntu core on an AMD64 PC? I can find the image at this URL. But I've not been successful installing booting it of an USB and ...
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Mount failed. A maintenance shell will now be started

I am dualbooting ubuntu and Windows 7. Installation went well, but when I try to boot ubuntu, the laptop goes black for ever, when I try to wake it up, the file mounting problem appears, asking me to ...
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What is causing my /etc .conf file to suddenly fail on boot

I need to start some applications at boot time on 14.04 server. I have a conf file, /etc/init/fireimager.conf, that executes a script that starts some other scripts, had tested it, and it worked in ...
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Encrypted Ubuntu installation won't boot

I just did a fresh install of 14.04 LTS, choosing the encrypted option. Everything seemed to go fine, and at the end it told me it needed to reboot to complete the installation. When I clicked OK, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 freezes before log-in screen

Recently, I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04.2, and made a few installations. After making these installations, Ubuntu would not load. It would freeze at the splash screen, displaying the Ubuntu ...
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Dual boot into ubuntu with windows boot manager?

Noob here, please bear with me. I installed Ubuntu 14 LTS on a separate partition of size 10GB and formatted it to ext4 during installation. Now it is not visible through windows. The installation ...
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Programs opening but not visible [duplicate]

OS: ubuntu 14.04 LTS Processor: Intel® Core™2 CPU 6320 @ 1.86GHz × 2 Graphics: Intel® 965Q OS type: 64-bit I have spent about a week researching a solution to my problem, which only occurred after ...
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How To boot into ununtu or windows

So I installed Ubuntu as a single partition install but deleted my boot partition and now I am unable to boot into into my system, but it runs the Samsung splash screen then restarts. I have tryed ...
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How to make a bootable mac usb IN ubuntu

I screwed with some bin files in MAC OSX, and can't log in. Anyways, I want a bootable ubuntu usb so I can recover my files/look at the disks. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A USB BOOTABLE IN MAC. However, I do ...
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Why did my ubuntu 14.04 boot animation dissapear? And how do I fix it?

So I just started using Ubuntu a couple of days ago, and I'm loving it so far but this has been bothering me. Every time I boot into Ubuntu, a bunch of usb errors appear and then the tty1 screen ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to boot after updates are installed

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my new Lenovo Thinkpad T450s. It worked for some 3 weeks, I could also install updates without problems. But 10 days ago, after installing updates, Ubuntu failed ...
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Cant boot - no bootable device found

I have installed Ubuntu on an Acer laptop, and after working fine for 5 months, today a have boot problems: no bootable device I checked the BIOS and i can see the hard drive, but the hard drive is ...
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Automount at boot in /etc/fstab taking very long time after 15.04 upgrade

After my recent upgrade to 15.04, I noticed that the boot is taking a very long time -- I have an SSD, and previously boot to the login screen was taking about 7-8 seconds. Now it's more like 35-45. ...
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How to make a bootable USB pendrive

This is the first time I've ever tried to install a Linux distro in my PC. I have used Linux already, but that was some years ago and it was a really ugly distro made for schools, so I thought that ...
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Ubuntu phone boot process - How does it works?

I'm trying to port Ubuntu Touch to my Xperia Z. I would need some enlightments on what does Ubuntu at boot and in wich order (I'm not that good at scripting so I don't understand what happen exactly ...
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stuck on tty; cannot return to ubuntu-dekstop

Before this I had a problem with low graphics mode, then I got into tty trying to fix it. Now I can run apt-get update, but cannot install ubuntu-desktop because it is unable to locate the package ...
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How to recreate source files neccesary for booting? [duplicate]

I'm new in Ubuntu. I wanted to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 but there was an error during the upgrade caused by lack of space on boot partition. I deleted four files from there named like ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) in place of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and keep all my data (media, documents, etc)?

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for the better part of a year, but lately I keep having problems with my OS. I repeatedly get a message about not enough space in the boot, and when I attempt to ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 error

I had Ubuntu 13.10 and Win7 getting along fine together... then a Windows update failed. Now I can't boot Windows. Linux is working fine. All data appears good in the Windows partition. I don't ...
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couldnt install ubuntu 10 or above version in MSICR400 laptop

I tried installing ubuntu 13.10 ,14.04.2 in MSI CR400. the screen get freeze. it doesn't install.I have used both unetbootin-windows and universal USB installer in different pendrives.But it didnt ...
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UEFI questions after moving to Ubuntu 14.10 finally

I have a couple of questions after I switch to Ubuntu for my main OS on my laptop and they are: Will I have to install a bootloader of sorts into my UEFI to boot straight into Ubuntu?, like without ...
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Ubuntu live usb installer wont boot up

Good day, Can anyone help me in regards to the installation of ubuntu 15.04, first of all I've downloaded the amd64 or the x64 version of it, after making a bootable flash drive using the Universal ...
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stuck on tty, black startx, unable to locate package ubuntu-dekstop

I'm posting this question using my tablet since I cannot use my laptop normally. 2 days before I installed wine and picasa, photoscape, and some other windows app. Usually I didnot shutdown my ...
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Laptop runs much slower after installing KDE environment Ubuntu 15.04

Recently after installing the kde environment (onto normal ubuntu 15.04, through 1 simple package install after completely removing the xfce environment.) i have noticed the massive increase in boot ...
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I have no console output on boot ASROCK IMB-150

No video on boot I have a small industrial computer with an ASROCK IMB-150 Motherboard in it, running Ubuntu 14.04 server. Ubuntu boots up fine, but if there isn’t a screen attached at boot time ...
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How can one boot to a second hard drive where Ubuntu is installed

I have installed a dual boot (windows 7 Ubuntu 14.04) on my HP Pavilion p7-1155 desktop. Windows resides on the first hard drive (SATA0) and Ubuntu resides on a second hard drive (SATA1). Everything ...
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MAAS can't download boot images

On my MAAS Gui and "Images" I've got these errors Boot image import process not started. Nodes will not be able to provision without boot images. Visit the boot images page to start the import. ...
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Replaced hard drive in a Windows 7 machine, Will not boot Ubuntu

Just picked up an Acer Aspire x1301 to refurbish. It came with no hard drive and origionally had Windows 7 home premium on it when it shipped. The goal with this piece is to load Ubuntu on this ...
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Black screen after grub menu since 3.16.0-36 kernel update

After updating Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (64 bit) from kernel version 3.16.0-34 to 3.16.0-36, when I boot the system I can see the grub menu correctly, but if I choose the 3.16.0-36 kernel a black screen ...