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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Configuring grub-pc: GRUB failed to install to the following devices

I was running Windows 7 when I decided to delete some partitions belonging to an installation of Fedora. When I shut down Windows and returned to it, I found this error message: error: no such ...
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Unable to log in Ubuntu

Screenshot Got a strange problem on my Ubuntu 12 VM boot, it seems to be able to log only after several restarts or shutdowns (of the VM). At the beggining it used to also show "Checking battery ...
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Help! Ubuntu 13.10 boots forever after installing lamp-server

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and it worked fine. Then I needed lamp server so I found how to install it using tasksel. I installed tasksel and ran lamp server installation. After that an undisclosed ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen?

I found this How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen? But after I performed this steps (luvr answer from Apr 29 '12 at 20:11 ): Ensure that numlockx is installed: sudo apt-get install ...
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Copy Live CD to partition and add it to GRUB

I would like to keep the Live CD as a separate partition (read only if possible) so that I can use it to boot my computer should the main partition be damaged. I could then restore the main partition ...
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Boot repair doesn't fix my grub boot after I repaired windows

My system used to boot to Ubuntu 13.04 by default, preceded by the GRUB. I recently had a problem with Windows 8 (and do, pretty often, with Windows hanging at startup and refusing to shut down ...
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Creating an Ubuntu boot drive boot-able on Mac from Ubuntu?

Is there any way to create an Ubuntu boot drive compatible with a Mac computer without using said Mac to create it? I tried using the boot drive I usually use, but that did not work. My friend's Mac ...
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Purple screen on Ubuntu 12.04

The issue happened after I installed AMD drivers from their website for Linux. All went well for 3 days or so. Now after I removed all the java files from my computer to start with a fresh ...
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cannot mount a hard drive

I have a second hard drive that has a partition for /home mounted on the first drive. yesterday, the booting failed because /home cannot be found. I run 'blkid' and see its uuid is gone. but when I ...
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LUKS decryption step missing during boot after upgrade

I upgraded my 12.10 installation that was residing on an LUKS encrypted EXT4 root partition. I did that with the 13.10 Iso standard on a DVD. I booted into the Test System, successfully mounted the ...
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Virtualizing Windows 7 with qemu-kvm SATA Issues

I am working on virtualizing a windows 7 image using kvm on Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. Here are the specs for my machine: CPU: Intel i7-2860WM ,8G RAM I am using an image created with WinImage of a ...
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SELinux enforcing mode problem

I install selinux-basics and selinux-policy-default in ubuntu server 13.04, but when i set selinux in enforcing mode and reboot, my system doesn't boot up and I get following error: mountall: mount ...
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Problem booting windows 8

Ive installed Ubuntu with windows 8 side by side...I am not able to boot with windows 8.Option to boot is shown while starting machine..but when i select to boot win 8 it return to same place.All ...
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Problems Installing Custom Xubuntu ISO: “no space left on device”

I wanted to make a custom iso, so I used the Ubuntu Customization Kit(UCK). The ISO was created and I used UNetbootin to install it on a 4.0GB SanDisk flash drive. However, when I tried to boot from ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit; strange boot results

I recently installed Ubuntu 64-bit on a new hard drive by first creating a FAT 32 partition for the UEFI boot partition to be installed on, and then running the install via an Ubuntu bootable jump ...
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Can't boot in Ubuntu 12.04 after running Janitor (from Ubuntu Tweak)

I'm having troubles booting into Ubuntu 12.04 after running Janitor. I did try to clean up the system with Janitor because of a pop-up message that my system is running low on memory: I don't really ...
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Booting Ubuntu on a laptop with win8 peri stalled

I install Ubuntu both with wubi and the regular installation. Now my Ubuntu would not boot directly just by clicking/selecting Ubuntu at startup. I am forced to go to the boot manager every time I ...
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Dual boot with windows 8 and heating

I have a laptop, model: HP dv6 6116tx. Its an entertainment laptop. It works with Windows 7 but I upgraded to Windows 8. Now I am willing to use Ubuntu for my final year project as it is easy to do ...
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Problem booting Live cd

I hope you are able to help me. I have tried to boot a live-cd with Ubuntu 13.10 to my pc. (Packard Bell, MS2384). After loading for a while with the Ubuntu logo on the screen, the screen goes white ...
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Cannot get windows 7 to dual boot with ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo y510p with Hybrid Drive

I have a Lenovo y510p laptop that came pre installed with windows 8. After some shenanigans I ended up having to completely wipe everything off of it. So now I have a blank hard drive and a usb disk ...
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ubuntu&win8 dual boot from ssd. Grub sometimes works, sometimes not

The situation is quite complex. I have a thinkpad x230. I recovered windows 8 to a msata SSD, and install unbuntu 12.04 in the same SSD. I have used boot-repair to fix the boot problem(By the way, it ...
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Error at Boot: Ubuntu 13.10

I have replaced the optical disc drive in my Acer V3-571G with a 2.5" SATA Hard Drive. I have Windows 8 on the 750GB HDD and Ubuntu 13.10 on the 80GB HDD. When booting Ubuntu 13.10 i get a black ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown EVER by any means, just restarts

So, as the title says, my computer won't shutdown, it just restarts. Here's a list of the things that I've tried: Use 2nd bios Boot from Ubuntu USB. Shutdown from Windows 7. Sleep in Windows 7. ...
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Change font color on boot

My question is how to change the font color when ubuntu boots up(not GRUB!). I want a font color to be #00ff00(green) on a screen like this one: http://oi43.tinypic.com/2h4bwxd.jpg . Thanx in ...
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NFS: failed to create MNT RPC client status = -101

I am trying for network file system (nfs) booting between two systems. I am using dhcp server to assign ip-address for client. And my kernel and root file system are present in server. My client is ...
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The computer dead after upgrading ubuntu

In the middle of upgrading my Ubuntu installation to the latest version, my computer turned off (the battery ran out), and now my computer doesn't work - even when I try to run the system from boot ...
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GRUB error with RAID when other HDD's exist

I had this exact issue with Debian. Grub has no issues loading at all as long as all of my HDD's are turned off except for my hardware RAID array. When there's more than just my RAID, it fails to ...
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Can't boot after upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

after installing 3 days ago Ubuntu 12.04, today I was asked to upgrade to 12.10. I did it and after rebooting, I have the purple screen of ubuntu for a second, and then I got a black one permanently. ...
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Ubuntu Will Not Boot: “Fatal server error: no screens found”

I've been getting an annoying problem after restarting my laptop, Ubuntu fails to boot. It will hit the purple loading screen with the Ubuntu logo and dots but goes black after this. So far I know ...
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Ubuntu 3.11.0-15 (on machine with NVidia) - can boot from USB drive - not hard-drive

In trying to install nvidia drivers a number of times I end up corrupting my install of Ubuntu to the point where it won't boot. I end up with the messages: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints ...
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Unable to boot from a USB drive nor hard disk on Samsung Series 9 notebook (NP915)

Samsung NP915S3G 1 - tried to install aside windows 8 - change partition (reduce) to have space for debian or ubuntu - boot on usb keys - using debian 7.2 7.3 fails - using ubuntu 13.04 ...
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BIOS lets to boot only once from a DVD

Have made an ubuntu 12.04.3 installation DVD. I started booting OK but then hanged. I re-loaded, and since then BIOS seems to ignore that DVD although BIOS settings still show CD-ROM as the 1st ...
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Ubuntu stops booting

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on a clean 80 Gb hard drive (NO WINDOWS) from a downloaded and burned copy (from official site) as a boot-able DVD. During the boot, as soon as the USB ...
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System no longer boots after 12.04 to 12.10 upgrade

I recently upgraded my system from 12.04LTS to 12.10, and now it no longer boots. I got the following messages over and over again: error: font file format error: 1st section must be FILE error: no ...
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Laptop shutdown, cannot terminate all processes

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS HP Laptop i am really desperate, since I now only occasional have access to the internet and I need my laptop for an upcoming exam in practical statistics.. a week ago it started: ...
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Kernel panic on boot: not syncing (HP dv6, Ubuntu 12.10 64bit)

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 64bit on an HP Pavillion dv6. Everything works fine except I randomly get a kernel panic "not syncing" when booting. After manually rebooting I usually get the same error; ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04: Boot hangs with error "udevd[538] inotify_add_watch(…) failed: invalid argument

I'm currently faced with the following situation: when rebooting a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server after updating (it ran perfectly for a year or so, I updated it around two months ago and rebooted with no ...
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Boot loop on windows 8.1 dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502x running windows 8.1 on the onboard HDD. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my external hard drive, with grub boot menu.However when I try to boot into windows 8.1, it goes into ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu on VMware player 6.0.0

I installed ubuntu 12.0.4 on vmware player 6.0.0 and install ns2-allinone: sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev sudo apt-get install libx11-dev xorg-dev libxmu-dev ...
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does not work Booting my computer

I am a student of computer.I have a problem with my computer I bought a laptop from Asus has a Windows8.I wanted to install ubuntu alongside OS windows8. but let me install ubuntu. after I enter the ...
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update-grub doesn't help boot new kernels on external drive

I asked a question in ubuntu forum which has not been solved yet: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2200335&page=2 To recap briefly, I have an external drive that I boot from different ...
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flickering dashes upon boot and then logged out AND possibly xorg.conf

Recently, upon booting Ubuntu 12.04, I'll see flickering dashes at the top of the screen and then as soon as I try to use an application, Ubuntu will log me out. Upon logging myself back in everything ...
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How to configure GRUB loader during apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a box with Ubuntu 12.04, and just did a apt-get upgrade. I'm presented with a dialogue to update my GRUB bootloader, but with the following message: The GRUB boot loader was previously ...
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No GRUB menu Lubuntu 12.04 PowerPC, only text

I installed Lubuntu 12.04 on my iBook G4 over OS X 10.4.11. I had to manually add the b43 internet driver, but that and the rest of the installation went fine. I'm now updating. However, when I ...
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run script on boot without login to occypy screen

Hi i'm running a automated server and when it starts it is waiting for login on tty1. Is there a way to show a script, let's say a "date" on screen? i've tried to put this into /etc/init/hud.conf ...
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One solution to black screen with flashing cursor on reboot in 12.04 LTS

This is more of an answer than a question but I did not have enough reputation points to add something to the following post: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I ...
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[Help/12.04 Alert! /dev/mapper/… does not exist! Dropping into a shell!

I'm having an issue with my 12.04 LTS install. I plugged in my phone and turned on my computer and noticed that it wasn't accepting my password to decrypt the volume since I had done the Full Disk ...
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How to fix broken upgrade on Ubuntu Server on USB thumbdrive with Encrypted LVM

Oh woes is me: I decided to do a do-release upgrade on my workstation and managed to bork my production workstation. My setup was as follows: 32GB usb key that Ubuntu Server booted from - this ...
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Acer Travelmate P253-M Freezes on BIOS screen after boot-repair

I was trying to create a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I successfully installed Ubuntu on the hard disk but it wasn't able to boot. I retried several times with boot-repair, choosing different ...
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Ubuntu start up problem

I have a relatively fresh install of Saucy Salamander, however I'm experiencing quite some difficulty when starting up my computer. My computer seems to crash / freeze more often than not between the ...