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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Installing to external USB Flash/HDD UEFI

I want to install Ubuntu to an external usb drive so as not to make any changes to the Laptop I am using (UEFI Windows 8.1 pre-instaled) If I choose manual partitioning during installation and choose ...
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how to get windows back on grub menu [duplicate]

I had wubi installed on my pc with Windows 7 and recently I removed wubi and the partition I had my wubi installed (I removed wubi because I had installed Ubuntu on a separate partition as a dual ...
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I'm faced with grub rescue and desperately need to get windows7 booted again

I got message that installation of Ubuntu 15.x was successful (installed beside Windows7). Now I'm stuck with grub rescue (whatever that means?). From a similar mistakes several years ago I used to ...
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Ubuntu will not boot on Chromebook C720

I've recently installed Linux on my Chromebook, and it’s turning out to be a complete nightmare. It’s a Chromebook C720. My first problem is that Ubuntu will not boot. Whenever I enter the user name ...
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After Ubuntu 14.04 Reinstall hard drive is not recognized as Bootable Device

I'm new to Ubuntu. After doing a full reinstall of 14.04 LTS on an Acer Inspire E5, the hard drive is not recognized as a bootable device, though it is recognized in general. Booting Ubuntu from a usb ...
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Bootloader with mouse support

Are there any boot loaders which support using a mouse to select the operating system / boot options? This will not just be a helpful as a convenience feature, but is required for old laptops (like ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - cannot install updates cos boot is too small

I've just about searched and tried everything now: Ubuntu tweak, sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.xx.0.xx after checking my current version using uname -r (linux-image-3.13.0.55). I don't want to ...
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Ubuntu installation on PC hard drive

I have installed Ubuntu but at start up the hard drive doesn’t recognize it. Then, when I run Ubuntu from the Ubuntu 14.01 DVD the Files are on the hard drive as if the installation was successful. I ...
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“No init found” error after upgrading to 14.04

Please, I have installed UBUNTU 14.04 on my netbook, that already had UBUNTU 12.04. When the up grade was completed, and after the restart, appears the following mesagge: mount: mounting /dev/loop0 ...
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Error- No such partition

Although I know that such question have been posted before, but I could not find an answer, so I am re-posting it. I get the error no such partition, entering grub rescue, after restarting my ...
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Hard Drive not Bootable After shutdown

I am new to Ubuntu, and have been trying many of the shell commands to get familiar. Specifically, I ran sudo shutdown 0 which initially worked as expected. However, after rebooting my laptop, I ...
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Cannot login into Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Username tty1 screen

Got an error about missing /tmp. I choose the option to fix the problems. That did not work and now everytime I boot, it takes me to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS [username]-ThinkPad-T440s tty1 ...
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Disk errors while trying to boot LiveUSB on laptop

I made an Ubuntu 15.04 LiveUSB and now am trying to boot it to install on a SSD. While trying to boot from it the following errors happen: [ 7.027548] ACPI PCC probe failed. starting version 219 ...
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Need Help, Cannot recover my Linux Partition

I had Dual Boot (Ubuntu/Windows7), installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS after windows 7 with the option in ubuntu's installation "Install Ubuntu alongside windows 7". after 2 years of usage and less disk space ...
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Failed to install ubuntu through unetbootin- now can't boot from USB

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Windows PC with unetbootin. The installation failed during partitioning. I restarted my computer and now cant access my old Windows (which is ok, I dont need it) or ...
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how to obtain a FREE space partition

How I can obtain a new partition with free space on ubuntu or windows 8.1? I try to use the GParted Partition Editor in Ubuntu and Disk Manager in windows but in the bot case my new partition have ...
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“Gave up waiting for root device” maybe after Docker installation?

I have been experiencing problems with stopping and starting Ubuntu lately. Specifically, I've been getting: Gave up waiting for root device. .... ALERT! ...
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Graphics screen instead of GRUB 1.98 for dual boot Ubuntu/Windows

I want to have some graphics instead of a regular GRUB screen when selecting which operating system to boot. I know about grub_customizer, but it doesn't really do what I need, it's pretty limited in ...
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Not getting boot options in Dual boot PC after few days

I have a dual boot installation of windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS For a month or so I was getting the dual boot screen asking me to choose Ubuntu or Windows to boot into default was Ubuntu. Suddenly ...
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Blank terminal after update?! Computer won't boot!

So, yesterday I decided to install the latest ubuntu, I installed everything correctly (I hope), and when it was done, I went to sleep. The next day now that I am trying to boot it, I get these ...
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I want the Grub menu to not show up, but some chages don't seem to affect anything

I currently have this file setup in the /etc/default/grub loader: GRUB_DEFAULT=5 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> ...
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linux icon appearing in rEFind even after uninstalling linux

i installed ubuntu 12.04 on my mac.and i uninstalled it and but after that when i boot up using rEFind it shows me an linux icon saying that boot linux from whole disk space.how can i get rid of it?.
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bios unable to boot into ubuntu on usb drive

as mentioned on the topic, I am having issue booting into ubuntu on an usb drive. The Ubuntu was first installed on an Intel nuc, but as currently I need to boot it on another system, I removed the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 + AMD,purple screen when booting after install,stuck at initramdisk

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a Seagate expansion drive. I tried booting it up from my machine, but it hangs (and I waited over 30 mins, just to be sure). I tried using the drive from an Intel based ...
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Setting up an external drive with the whole Ubuntu OS encrypted there, running 100% isolated from the internal drive and main system

This is somewhat a continuation of My machine runs Ubuntu Desktop 15.04 and I want to separately run Ubuntu from an external encrypted hard drive The objective is to create an isolated (and secure) ...
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RAID1 Array Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 New Disk Fails to Boot

I have RAID1 set up with two 120GB SSDs. I removed one of the drives and inserted another 120GB SSD with an identical partition layout to test the RAID rebuilding and the RAID rebuilt successfully. ...
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Can't chose Win7 on startup

this morning I had some issues with GRUB so I used this tool boot repair, and after a fresh install of GRUB, I can no longer chose Win7 on startup, I only can chose ubuntu. Win7 is on my first HD ...
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login screen to decrypt hard drive

When I boot Ubuntu up, I have to enter the password to decrypt the drive and proceed with the regular boot process. However, all I get is a black screen, no splash screen and no where to enter the ...
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“Welcome to emergency mode!” Think it is a fsck problem

journalctl -xb snippet (what i think is wrong, it was at least in red): -- Unit systemd-fsckd.service has begun starting up. juli 09 15:40:16 kim-SSD-Sationary systemd-fsck[414]: /dev/sdb1 contains ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.04 will not boot after USB installation

After many many attempts and reading multiple posts about this same issue I have still not solved it. After installation of Ubuntu Server via USB I am met with "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or ...
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Installing Ubuntu from Live iso to hard drive

I am trying to image 75 acer aspire's for the school I work for with Ubuntu 14.04 - it needed a couple extras like chrome and our wireless configuration for example. I created a live boot using ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 remastering boot option “text”

I remastered an Ubuntu 14.04 ISO. In isolinux.cfg I could use the boot-option "text". Remastering 15.04 this no longer works. "text" mode is ignored and the gui/desktop starts. How can I fix this?
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Booting Ubuntu 14 on Samsung laptop. rEFInd does not see the hard drive

Good day. I am having a really hard time trying to get Ubuntu booting on my Samsung Series 3 laptop. Ubuntu has been installed (and it's the only OS), but didn't boot. I have been through common ...
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BOOTMGR won't load

I swear, I am no exaggerating, I have been working on my new PC for over 40 hours trying to get it to work. I am finally in the home stretch, with everything hooked up and running and fixed. The only ...
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Is there such thing as a plymouth IDE?

I have googled and have scoured the internet attempting to find a plymouth script IDE which would allow me to see a sample window which update itself with code changes. Similar to Apple's XCode ...
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Possible to run Ubuntu just off a USB drive?

If I buy this flash drive would I be able to run Ubuntu from it? I broke my laptop port to put the harddrive in, and I've always wanted to run Ubuntu.
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How to start services only after BTRFS filesystem has been mounted?

I've been trying to make some services only start after a BTRFS system gets mounted, with no success. I have the following in my service start/stop script: # Required-Start: $local_fs $remote_fs ...
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To Build For Speed: Hard Disk Partitioning [closed]

No, it isn't an already asked question; I've searched everywhere for an answer but nobody seems to have knowledge about the hardware built of a platter. What I want is to instal Windows on one face of ...
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Invalid or corrupted kernel image while booting from virtual machine

When I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my laptop using vmware , the screen showed "Invalid or corrupted kernel image" at first and later showed "/casper/vmlinuz.efi: not found" .When I searched ...
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/casper/vmlinuz.efi: not found for ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

/casper/vmlinuz.efi: not found is the error that is shown when i tried to start ubuntu for using vmware by downloading an .iso file for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. What should I do now ? Also , when I ...
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MultiOSBoot Problems

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop to run along side windows. I had recently installed Windows 10 TP and now want to try something new. I want to keep windows. I also only had a single hard drive. ...
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ubuntu installation [closed]

I began this morning running (K)ubuntu 14.10 about a week ago I purchased a magazine which came with a sealed DVD. Said DVD claimed to install (K)ubuntu 15.04 I followed the directions and even ...
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Lubuntu boot: no signal once in two

I have a strange problem with a fresh installation of Lubuntu 15.04 (Ubuntu 11.04 was ok). Sometimes when I boot the computer the monitor goes in "No DVI signal" mode right after grub selection. ...
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nvidia 820m problem

How to disable graphic card permanently on Ubuntu 14.04. graphic card is a 820m laptop is hp 15 r203tx bios version is up to date
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Ubuntu update broke bootloader

Today my Ubuntu installation asked for a partial update. I saw that it tried to update grub2, and delete one old component, but that didn't seem to be too troublesome. Anyway, after the update ...
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UEFI settings do not persist across reboot

Happy to post more details if necessary/useful. I've tried obvious things (boot-repair etc.). Summary By default, the only way I can currently boot my machine is by inserting the Ubuntu (14.04) ...
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Dual booting with Windows 8.1 and disk partitions?

I plan on making Linux my main OS. How much disk space should I allocate for programming purposes? Also my Lenovo z50 (8.1 0S) has 6 disk partitions: 1000 MB Healthy (Recovery partition) 100% free ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Dedicated Server machine

I currently have Macbook pro retina. I used UNETBOOTIN to copy the installation files on to my 32GB Kingston usb drive. Specs for my dedicated server machine(it's a crappy computer that I built out ...
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Getting GRUB to cooperate with a disk image transfer

I have been using Ubuntu for about a year now, sharing a partitioned hard drive with Windows. Due to the fact I needed more space on my Windows partition, I got rid of Ubuntu and reinstalled it on a ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview not in GRUB

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 a while ago. Then I followed guides like this one on how to install windows after Ubuntu and I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview after Ubuntu. Then I booted up from a ...