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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cryptswap1 issue when booting 12.04

When I'm starting my laptop which is running 12.04, most times recently I get a message saying: its taking a while to mount dev/mapper/cryptswap1 If I want to wait or skip it. When I skip, ...
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Asus 1015cx netbook won't boot in 12.04 after installing additional drivers

I have an Asus 1015cx netbook with Atom dual core, 1GB RAM. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with WUBI inside Windows 7 and everything was okay. But when I installed additional drivers of Broadcom and ...
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Disk Boot Failure after power outage

I recently experienced a power outage whilst logged on to 11.04 with XP running on VirtualBox. When I now try to boot, I receive the Disk Boot failure, Insert System disk and Press Enter. I have run ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 reboots during startup

I have a clean installation of 12.04 32bit on Dell Gx620 USFF. When I switch on computer after few hours (when the computer is shut off), then computer reboots during startup. Ubuntu logo appears ...
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isolinux.bin missing or corrupt On SDHC with Kodak Adapter

When booting from amd64 desktop 12.04 ISO (I did check the MD5), I get the isolinux.bin missing or corrupt. error of doom. Additionally, when (auto)mounting on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, I get an error ...
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verbose displayed halfly over text mode booting

I tried to boot my Ubuntu into text mode with verbosity enabled, this is what I configured in /etc/default/grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text init=/sbin/init --verbose vga=791" then update-grub ...
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NTFS partition not clearly unmounted PLEASE HELP

When ubuntu boots, I get this error: The NTFS partition was not cleanly unmounted. This probably indicates that the system was not shut down properly. Please run chkdsk /r from Windows; once ...
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12.04 does not boot from the disk after installation

Installed Ubuntu on HP xw4600 workstation using CD not USB. But after installation it does not boot from hard drive. During installation it showed: The entire disk will be used: ...
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“/dev/sda2 contains a file system with errors” at every boot, even after using fsck

I encounter the following messages at every boot: init: ureadahead main process (####) terminated with status 5 /dev/sda2 contains a file system with errors, check forced. The check always passes ...
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decreasing boot time on Ubuntu 12.04

I know it is just a luxury problem. But I would like to decrease the boot time of Ubuntu 12.04. Before it started up within 60 seconds, after tweaking a bit I keep it now constantly around 37 seconds. ...
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Boot takes about 12 hours is fine after

I only realised it was working when I left it booting over night :) Works fine once loaded but takes about 12 hours to boot. The install CD does the same. Elonex Soliton-B Compal ACL10 (I845M + ICH3 ...
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Ubuntu Does Not Boot

Just a little info on my computer: I have the early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" with Intel HD 3000 graphics. On my internal HDD, I have OSX and a small partition of Windows 7 that I dual boot with. I have an ...
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Boot failure after shutdown during upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

During the upgrade process Xubuntu downloaded all of the necessary files then it said I needed to disable the screensaver before continuing. I couldn't get to the screensaver settings, So I shutdown ...
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Unable to boot from Live USB on Dell Inspiron N7110

I bought a Dell Inspiron N7110 and wanted to try Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit LiveUSB on it. I managed to boot from the USB, for a while (I saw the Ubuntu circle at the bottom of the screen), but then I only ...
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waiting for network configuration

I had no issues with my startup until i went into network manager, went to wireless, and added a wireless connection... when i restarted the pc to apply the changes, i was hit with the "waiting for ...
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Dual boot- Windows 8.1+Ubuntu 14.04.3->Not getting dual boot option

I had Windows 8.1 and wanted dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04.3.I followed the steps from this site and installed Ubuntu.I restarted my laptop and and I'm not getting dualboot option,it gets straight to ...
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UBUNTU Ugrade tp 15.10 now laptop won't reboot

Samsung 400B laptop Yesterday I left my laptop upgrading to 15.10 (I think it was Wily something) about half way through. When I returned the laptop was hung with nothing on the screen. Hard ...
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Dad tried to upgrade to 15.10, now it wont boot anymore. Can I reset it?

He tried to upgrade from 14.04 I believe to 15.10, now after he types in his password it looks like this: http://imgur.com/AZqSWal It's an AIO desktop from asus core i5 with a nvidea 540m connected ...
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Custom hibernation command on Xubuntu 15.10

I have found, that I have problems with hibernation on my machine running Xubuntu 15.10. With many attempts I found, that the only way to hibernate is to type following commands (according to this ...
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Error Parsing PCC subspaces from PCCT

Booting up anew my dual-boot laptop, I was greeted with these errors: Error parsing PCC subspaces from PCCT [drm:gen8_irq_handler [i915]] *ERROR* The master control interrupt lied (SDE)! ...
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Need help migrating hard drive using Ubuntu

So, I have a computer dual-booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Despite being dual-booted, it boots straight to Windows 8 (It seems to be a recovery feature with Helwett-Packard computers, I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 startup slow ('dmesg': “self-detected stall on cpu”, maybe because of 'alsa-sink'?)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.03 installed in vmware workstation 12. The bootup to the login takes around 20 secs, after which, the mouse and keyboard becomes unresponsive for 3 to 5 mins. After managing ...
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How can I get the Ubuntu Installer to recognize that my system has windows 10 installed?

I'm currently trying to dual boot my Dell inspiron 7000 series laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Windows 10 is already installed. However while messing with installing other linux distros i seem to ...
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Use Parted Magic with YUMI

I've tried putting parted magic versions on an flash drive using YUMI but every time I get an missing file error stating: This application has raised an unexpected error and must abort. [45] File or ...
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Updating and Upgrading - no space left on /boot

I run an Ubuntu 14.04 Server. After attempting to update and upgrade, I ran into the problems of the /boot being full. After some googling (and looking on here), I ran into this blog post that ...
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Ubuntu on MacBook won't boot

I want to run Ubuntu 14 from a USB flash drive as alternative system on my MacBook Mid 2007 computer... I installed Ubuntu from the LiveDVD 14.04 LTS, and it completed successfully into a 32GB USB 3.0 ...
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Error attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' (Ubuntu 14.04)

I did a boot repair because of ' error attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' re booted, no luck boot repair log I only have ubuntu 14.04 on the laptop but ran the boot repair from a 12.04 ...
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Failed to alloc mem for ROM

So recently, I've bought the HP Pavilion x2 detachable. It came with Windows 10 but I wanted to install Ubuntu on it. I tried to install Ubuntu 15.10 but every time I tried to do that, the computer ...
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No disk, no partition

Okay guys, I had a bit of a problem with my PC earlier. Not sure what happened, it just crashed in the middle of me playing a game and when I restarted it's now telling me I have no operating system ...
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duel boot with grub not recognizing windows boot

I recently installed a dual boot of windows 7 and Ubuntu on a new hard-drive (sdb), while still keeping the ancient(and corrupted) install of windows 7 running on the original hard drive (sda) as i ...
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Dual boot issue with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a windows 10 system. Installation was successful, but after rebooting the system, it is taking me directly to windows OS. GRUB menu is not getting loaded during the ...
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Installed Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 on separate hard drives, can't boot windows now, Boot Repair didn't fix

http://paste.ubuntu.com/14598891/ This is the link I got after running Boot Repair. Ubuntu and Windows are installed on separate hard drives. Windows is on my 960gb ssd and Ubuntu is on my 120gb ssd, ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.10 Hide Auto-Login Startx text on boot up

I have ubuntu server 15.10 running compiz as the window manager. On boot up I am starting the compiz session with startx in my .profile and then running a GTK fullscreen application that the user is ...
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Windows 10/Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot problem. '/boot/grub/x86_64-efi/ntfs.mod' not found

[enter image description here][1]I'm new to Ubuntu, it would be great if you can help me set the windows and Ubuntu dual boot. I've tried many solutions, and I'm really lost. It seems like I touched ...
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Ubuntu Installer unable to find Hard Drive (HD is working, please read)

I'm actually stuck since 3 days on this problem, after googling the last 60 hours about it i'm trying to ask here before loosing any faith. I resume here the story to let you understand the situation ...
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xubuntu custom read only image

I'm using xubuntu mostly with the read-only default image (without installation). I was wondering if it's possible to tweak that same exact default xubuntu image and use that newly created image as ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 stuck on splash screen

I can operate the terminal normally with Ctrl+Alt+F1, but Ctrl+Alt+F7 is stuck on the boot splash screen. I have 2 AMD Radeon 7850 graphics cards and I'm using the proprietary drivers, so maybe ...
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How do I install Ubuntu server?

So I purchased a server recently, and I want to install Ubuntu server onto it, as I am following this guide, (How do I install Ubuntu Server (step-by-step)), it's explaining to set the BIOS to boot ...
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Boot error and files lock

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed in dual boot with Windows 7. On booting i get the following message The disk drive for /tmp is not ready yet or is not present! I either ignore or attempt to fix the ...
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15.10 Investigate Blazing-Fast vs Slow Boots

I have an old machine, recently acquired: a Dell Optiplex. I installed Ubuntu 15.10 'fresh' from a USB stick. My problem is I cannot get this computer to boot consistently fast. From ...
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On booting I get Grub menu instead of splash page

I am running Ubuntu MATE 15.04 on HP Spectre X360 [no dual boot] I have had troubles with booting and have been able to solve Software Updater Problems getting rid of redundant kernel files. I am ...
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GRUB not recognizing Windows 8.1 partition

So, recently, I had a 40 GB partition on my computer that I didn't use. I wanted to install Linux on it, however, I ran into problems trying to install Fedora, Arch, and Mint. Ubuntu seemed to be the ...
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Minimal Bash-like line editing

I hv a pre-loaded os ubuntu, I hv installed win 7 os on my system. now i wanted to upgrade it to win 10, so I went into boot options and turned on the UEFI secure boot which was "off". As soon as I ...
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Trouble with windows 10 and ubuntu on separate ssd

I have Windows 10 installed on a 120 GB SSD and Ubuntu Studio installed on a 240 GB SSd. Both are installed, I'm able to boot into either of them through the boot menu. However twice now while in ...
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Dual Boot Backup Strategy - Straight Clone

I hope I'm asking this in the right place. Let me know if I'm not and I'll move it. For backup purposes, I've used Clonezilla to clone my laptop's dual boot HD (Windows7/Ubuntu 14.04) to an external ...
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Cisco UCS and Ubuntu

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 iso found here http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201512-20310/ onto a couple Cisco UCS C220 M4 chassis. The installation happens flawlessly and ...
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init: Failed to spawn telnetd main process: unable to execute: No such file or directory

kernel: [ 43.208320] init: Failed to spawn telnetd main process: unable to execute: No such file or directory I get this message several times at start up on Ubuntu 14.04. telnetd is a script which ...
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Windows not booting from GRUB

After dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 , when I select Windows from GRUB I sometimes boot into Windows perfectly fine . At other times I get a green jagged line screen for 2 mins , to be ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu

So, I had bought a new laptop which came preinstalled with Ubuntu 14.04 but I later installed Windows 10 after removing Ubuntu, I backed up laptop vendor's Ubuntu image though which came on the ...
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problems with booting Ubuntu 14.04 after fresh installation

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my PC (the 64-bit version), on which I had Ubuntu 12.04 before that, and I have problems with booting. The installation was just fine, I chose to encrypt ...