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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Loud crack on speakers during boot

Just installed Ubuntu 12.4.2 on my old Sony Vaio. During the early part of the boot up there is a loud crack noise from the speakers. Any suggestions to suppress this?
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longhaul: option “enable” not set. aborting

I'm trying to run 12.04 LTS for the first time, after installation is complete but, always appears the following abort message when starting Ubuntu [...number...] longhaul: option "enable" not set. ...
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Turn off nodmraid? (For installation)

okay, I've installed Ubuntu on a 4gb USB (LiveSession I think you people will call it) When I go to install Ubuntu onto my 16gb USB from the livedisk, I followed some instructions for setting up my ...
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How to create windows7 thin client using a ubuntu server 12.04 ?

I have seen some people creating Ubuntu thin client using LTSP :ie a ubuntu server which has an image of ubuntu, all other diskless clients boot through the network to load the ubuntu image on the ...
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problems after installation in a windows 8 preinstalled computer

When i am installing ubuntu 13.10 it did not find any operating system in my computer,so i did the installation using something else by creating (ext4 \ for 30gb),(ext4 \boot for 200mb)and(swap area ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 black screen w/ cursor after startup

After doing some schoolwork I left my computer with ubuntu 13.10 running over night. Next morning; I come back to see it glitching a bit (Software center app dissapeared, terminal is black/white ...
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After changes plymouth theme ubuntu dont boot

After I changed plymouth theme i cant boot up my pc. plymout show but after few second screen go off. I tried pres CTRL + ALT + 1 and CTRL + ALT + 7 but after that screen turn on but i can see only ...
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Error: No such device grub rescue (error appears when booting from USB too)

I know this error appears many times on the web, and the advice is to boot from a live CD/USB and re-install the grub from the terminal. This is not a solution for me since I am getting the error when ...
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Change default bootloader to Grub2

I had changed the bootloader to Windows using EasyBCD. I had added Grub2 as one of the boot options via this. Unfortunately, when I tried to boot to Grub2 I got the error "NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr is ...
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Laptop bricked after installing ubuntu 13.10

Let me explain the situation: I had windows 7 installed on my laptop and I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on it(I completely erased the hard drive). After that my laptop can't access the bios or boot ...
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Can't get imac to read the bootable cd

I am trying to create a bootable CD to use with an imac running SL 10.6.8 (I want to boot from the Ubuntu DVD rather than install it). I have burned several DVDs but the mac keeps saying the disk you ...
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Create bootable CD from installed system

I have Ubuntu Server 13 installed, with a somewhat complex arrangement of software RAID, LVM2 and partitions. It's the kind of installation that the standard Ubuntu boot CD can't cope with. One day ...
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dual boot windows on and ubuntu machine with UEFI

i have an Uefi Samsung laptop (300v5a model) i have ubuntu 13.04 running on the whole 640 hdd drive. how can i install win 8.1 now? i want to keep my ubuntu, but as far as ive read, its more ...
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Black screen with solid cursor

Ok, so I've searched everywhere, I've done the grub repair a few times with different options and even re-installed it a few times. After a successful install (i verified the disk) it runs through ...
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`error: ELF header smaller than expected` in grub rescue

I am a complete newbie. I installed ubuntu 12.04 on an old laptop on a clean hard disc It worked well for a while, until various boot-up issues arose Details can be supplied, but the position got ...
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Boot sometimes fails

I hope I am at the right place for my question. I have installed xbmcbuntu (xbmcbuntu-12.2.Intel-NVIDIA.iso) on my HTPC . Only I walk in to some problems. My system sometimes fails to boot correctly. ...
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Boot another OS from terminal

I am running Ubuntu 13.10.I had another two Os's installed on my HDD. avinash@avinash-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Z500:~$ sudo os-prober /dev/sda1:Windows 8 (loader):Windows:chain /dev/sda8:Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Configuring splash screen to fully cover the boot

I'm trying to set the splash screens for the whole boot, from the selection in grub until DE fully loads. My DE is xfce 4.10, running xubuntu 13.10. Now, I have the default plymounth xubuntu theme, ...
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Running Ubuntu off multiple USB sticks

I know that using USB drives to boot Linux is a slower alternative to HDD's, however, I wanted to know the feasibility of using multiple USB drives to boot. Specifically, I wish to use a single USB ...
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Boot problems after trying to install Ubuntu

I recently downloaded ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64 from http://ubuntu.com. I read the full installation instructions, and also read How to burn a DVD on Windows and How to create a bootable USB ...
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Different Boot types

I am stuck in a problem for weeks - specially, I don't understand the difference. My system: Toshiba Portege with 500 GB HD UEFI in BIOS is activated no secure boot is activated Windows 8.1 is ...
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apt-get install automatically cancelled

When I'm doing an update or installation on Ubuntu 13.10, the task is automatically cancelled in the terminal. I got this error since that the \boot partition was missing some space. I fixed this ...
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Brightness 0% on Lenovo G500s on startup / boot

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo G500s Laptop. The screen is scrambled/shows weird artefacts during boot but that doesn't really bother me. What does is this: The screen's brightness is always ...
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USB wont load boot menu ubuntu

Just installed ubuntu and am having problems, can't update anything and am stuck in terminal, so I need to reinstall. Bios is still set to boot from USB but the same USB has been in my cpu and will no ...
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“Read Error” on boot

So my computer froze while it was in powersave mode, and I could not reboot it with REISUB, or access it over the network, forcing me to hard reboot. When I rebooted, I was greeted with the message ...
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abnormal boot screen 13.10 fresh install, possible broadcom error?

When I boot, after the BIOS I get a blank purple screen instead of the usual: ubuntu ...... and then a quick black screen that says: [ 11.398391] Support for cores revisions 0x17 and 0x18 ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 13.10 from a partition on my Mac?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Air. I've previously had no issue installing from a USB stick to this machine. However, I don't currently have access to a USB stick or any external ...
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Cannot Start My System

I have installed Ubuntu Studio 13.10 installed on my system. Today I have rebooted it and now it is not starting or booting again, the logo is seen and there appears an error message that says :- ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 12.04-64bit from a USB from Compaq CQ58

I try to boot Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit on my Compaq CQ58 laptop from a USB but it is not working. I've correctly installed the Ubuntu on my pen drive following the instructions on Ubuntu website. ...
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After logging in, the screen gets distorted then goes blank?

I've loaded 13.04 on to my laptop, and while it worked fine when I initially installed it, I turned on my computer this morning to find the screen a mess. The screen is perfectly fine during start up ...
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Grub is booting old image instead of new

I have this problem: I upgraded my system from 12.04->12.10->13.04->13.10... Everything is actually working fine. I just have one problem: GRUB 2 is still loading a old linux image: ~# uname -r ...
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unable to boot and boot-loop on splash screen

hey i have tried to install ubuntu many times, but once it installs it boot-loops at the splash screen. it just loops through the boot sound and the screen not sure why. nothing has seemed to work. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 problems while installing

I have a problem regarding Ubuntu 13.10 installation, i currently have OpenSUSE, but would like to switch to Ubuntu, so i have burned the image to a DVD, and when trying to boot up from the DVD, it ...
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“Please insert proper boot device”

After I install Linux with no problems and load into the OS again with no problems the first time I restart the computer it will no longer load up Linux again. Instead it asks me to insert a proper ...
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Windows 7 won't boot? Tried Boot Repair (dual-boot)

I downloaded Ubuntu and installed it so that my computer was dual boot. The first day, Ubuntu and Windows both worked great. Unfortunately, the next day, after messing around on Compiz Config ...
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How can I install Ubuntu in my HP Pavillion G4 notebook?

I have a HP Pavilion G4 notebook. I have windows in it and am trying to double boot. I have tried to install Ubuntu in it. I tried to boot from CD, Pen-drive and even tried to do it by downloading ...
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line 7: can't open /dev/sda no medium found

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 but Ubuntu 13.04 installation hangs on this (I'm using USB) /init: line 7: can't open /dev/sda: No medium found /init: line 7: can't open /dev/sdb: No medium found ...
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Is it normal for GRUB to take some time (15+s) after I choose what to boot?

I had been planning to change the background of my bootloader for a while, and finally got to it. Now the black screen I get for quite some time was made clear. It is still GRUB, because the ...
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Attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0 problem

I installed ubuntu 13.04 on a 16GB usb memory (full installation, not live usb) and boot it with vmware player 6 + plop under windows 7 64-bit host. To avoid windows format complain, I created a ...
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Toram option and Persistence on live usb

I created a live usb, that is what they call, by using unetbootin. I also know that to ram option would speed up the OS in exchange of ram. But when I do append presistence,with the toram, to the boot ...
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“Kernel panic - Not syncing: no init found. Try passing init=option to kernel” 12.04 first boot

So I installed ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64bit as the only operating system after my laptop hard drive was erased. It boots from usb happily enough and the laptop used to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Display won't turn on after trying to use Ubuntu live CD

I have a dual boot desktop running Windows XP and Windows 7 64-bit (each OS on separate hard drives). My graphics card is a EVGA Nvidia GeForce GT 630 (DVI and HDMI). I popped in an Ubuntu 11.10 ...
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error : invalid arch independent ELF magic after boot-rescue

Had a remote system 12.04 server go down after a power issue, Attempted using boot-rescue and followed the recomendations, they seemed to make sense. Upon reboot the grub rescue prompt appears ...
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“No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key.” - ubuntu 12.04 install on ssd

I have new lenovo g580 notebook, where I changed 1TB hard disk to 250ssd ocz-vertex4. I had previously installed windows and linux 12.04 on this disc and when I put it in new lenovo g580 suprisingly ...
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update-grub does not detect windows although os-prober does

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, then windows 7, and then fixed grub with gparted livecd. now i am in ubuntu, and when i type sudo update-grub, i don't see windows detected, i see that instead: ...
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server version 3.8.0-27 is the last kernel I can boot from

[Submitted this query as bug 1237392 on LaunchPad] All kernel updates on ubuntu since kernel 3.8.0-28 result in an empty screen with no indication of startup, no response to the keyboard. I can only ...
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Can't get initial boot options after installing Ubuntu 13.04 x64

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 from disk and it needed to restart after completion. If I am correct, I am supposed to get a menu at boot to select various Ubuntu boot options and a windows 8 boot ...
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Dual boot windows 8 & ubuntu

I have 3 partitions with windows 8 installed in the first one then i installed Ubuntu in the second one. By the end of the installation, my PC reboot on Ubuntu and doesn't show Windows8. So I run boot ...
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Another Sony VAIO question

I have an issue that is similar to others already addressed in this forum so forgive me if it sounds like a repeat question. I've tried the solutions offered in other threads with little success, so ...
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After successful install of 12.04 on Win7 system, boots to grub cmd line

I have installed 12.04 x64 on a second hard drive in a system which already has Win7 installed on the first drive. When the installation process completed, I was prompted for a restart. I restarted ...