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 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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Broken chainloader after cloning drive

I have a multiboot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu 13.04. I use Grub 2 to boot from the MBR to a chainloader in the Ubuntu partition, and the chainloader gives me the option of booting to XP or ...
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Dual Partion windows not working ?

I originally set up Ubuntu "along side" widows(Vista) and realized it was done though wubi after I tried to set up a VB and didn't have enough room. I then repartitioned the HD and did a stand alone ...
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Kernel panic after updating to linux kernel 3.8.0-32

I'm getting the following errors after upgrading to the newest kernel: VFS: Cannot open root device "UUID=1f09d896-51ad-47b8-8e62-c289906e527a" in unknown-block(0,0) Please append a correct "root=" ...
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Toram option and persistence on live USB

I created an Ubuntu live USB using UNetbootin. I also know that the to RAM option would speed up the OS in exchange of RAM. But when I do append persistence with the toram to the boot options, it ...
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Upgraded from 8.04 to 10.04, cannot boot

I upgraded an old, handed down web server with a heavily customized wordpress website from 8.04 Server LTS to 10.04 Server LTS using a guide I found on Ubuntu. This seemed to go fine. There were a few ...
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Install wont boot up, stuck on loading text dots / restarts

Friend gave me her laptop, we agreed on Ubuntu, but I have troubles even booting up live version (see the notebook). I tried 12.04 64bit on USB stick, it does nothing, when I choose booting live ...
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Issue with booting/rebooting behavior when using a bootable SD Card

So, here's what I have: A bootable SD Card, with a minimal Ubuntu installation. A bootable USB stick, with exactly the same filesystem image. A Shuttle PC (much like the XS35V2 Digital Signage Media ...
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How to fix corrupted graphics on a Packard Bell DOTMA?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Packard Bell DOTMA. Dad got it from his ex-wife and told me I could have it if I could fix it because he didn't have the password for it, so I thought why not Ubuntu? I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not boot after update

as a complete newbie to Linux, I just installed a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Ubuntu 13.04 from USB stick. Downloaded the installer from ubuntu.com and put it on a stick. No issues. Next day (...
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What is the correct way to use key file LUKS authorization?

Before filing new bug reports i decided to try to get support on my situation here. Sorry for my english (it may sound frustrating) in advance, feel free to ask about additional details and thanks!! ...
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libatk-bridge-2.0.so.0 shared library not found when opening gedit

Also my Ubuntu don't boot anymore. I already installed the package at-spi2-atk with no avail. I think this package should install that lib on my system. I don't know if it's related to the boot ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with 2.6.38 kernel

Can I install vanilla kernel 2.6.38 on Ubuntu 12.04?!? I tried installing it and booted 2.6.38 instead of default kernel but it never boots up. All I need to know is can I install 2.6 kernel on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 hangs during plymouth purple screen boot

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a partition on (I believe) an Apple Mac mini "Core i5". Everything was going well until recently. Now Ubuntu hangs during the purple splash screen, just showing ...
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How to fix Grub loader that hangs and waits for user with read only root partition?

I am trying to create a set of Ubuntu 12.04 slave systems that have a read only root partition and a small read/write partition mounted for a single user. These systems will be used for a short job ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS with UEFI, Nvidia graphics and dm_crypt encrypted LVM

I've just gotten 3 new systems, with Nvidia GTX 660 graphics, Z77 chipset and AMI UEFI BIOS. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS from the Alternate Installer in order to install onto an encrypted LVM ...
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Four GUIs off USB Boot

I am booting Ubuntu on a mac off of a USB drive. When I start it up there is a black screen giving me the options to try Ubuntu, install Ubuntu, or 2 other options. I select try Ubuntu and four GUIs ...
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Ubuntu server boots, then shows blinking cursor

My Ubuntu server boots but then shows a blinking cursor. It passes GRUB and I get the boot log output and all seems fine, however I get no shell after booting. I can boot into recovery just fine ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10: Black screen with Intel HD 4000

Yesterday I updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10. I also had to reinstall GRUB, but after rebooting my machine and selecting "Ubuntu" from the list, a black screen appeared. Following this suggestion, ...
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Is there a fix for md raid failure on 12.04

I've got a system that ran cleanly on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Upgrading to 12.04 LTS / 12.04.1 LTS / 12.04.2 LTS has been unpleasant and unsuccessful. Install goes cleanly and I have installed as follows: ...
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Setting up a bootable usb iso

So, I've got an ext3 partition on a removable USB device. Its /dev/sdb1 on my system. After mounting this partition: sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/USB I install grub on it: sudo grub-install --root-...
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ubuntu 12.04 does not always boot at the first time

I have a recurring problem: my Ubuntu 12.4 does not always boots at once. I often get a message on a black screen, saying "Media test failure, check cable" (it is not only this what's on the screen), ...
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12.04.02 USB Installer, x86 works, x64 doesn't

so I downloaded both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of 12.04.2 (MD5 checks out); don't want 12.10 since I prefer LTS. I used Universal USB Installer http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-...
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Nexus 7 does not goes past ubuntu boot up screen!

Installing ubuntu on my Nexus 7. PC showed success message and then I waited for few minutes some white text and then boom.. ubuntu logo. After that the device went blank... now when I boot I see ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 wont start after manual restart

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 with no problems for the past 2 months. A few hours ago, when i restarted my PC, it just hanged with black screen for more than 10 minutes. So I did a hard reset by ...
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Ubuntu taking forever to boot off of USB flash drive

So I just built a PC, and tried to boot Ubuntu off of a USB flash drive. It has been at the purple Ubuntu screen with the loading dots for over 30 minutes, what should I do?
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amd radeon stuck on boot

I recently tried installing Ubuntu, but it got stuck on the bootscreen with the purple dots. I pressed the ESC key for more info on where it hangs, and apparently it's with my graphics card (AMD ...
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How to change boot logo on a Live USB stick?

I'm making a little Live USB with my own distro, nicknamed "Hackbuntu" - it is basically a little bootable USB drive that you plug into a computer, boot it up, and then feel like a ninja when you're ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu boot screen clean install

I'm a new user of Linux. I made a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my notebook Dell Inspiron N4010. The intallation went ok, but after restarting it got stuck on the purple screen with the logo. ...
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How can I convert my live Ubuntu 12.04 installation into a bootable version for CD or USB?

The subject tells it all. While I am seeing many people having difficulties with dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 8 I came to this idea (as my Linux partition is too small for installing VMware ...
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dmesg - how to make boot sequence faster

My system used to boot pretty fast when I first installed ubuntu almost one year ago, but now takes a lot more. I used dmesg to see if I could find anything and there seems to be a 35 second gap ...
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Booting ubuntu falure: error: attempt to read or write outside of “hd0”

This is my first ever try with Ubnuntu. I installed dual boot with windows xp. When booting up on ACER Aspire 9101 I get the following message. Booting ubuntu falure: error: attempt to read or write ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10

I cannot get Ubuntu to boot or run on my gaming build, while Windows 7 runs fine. 12.04 boots to desktop on live disc and says I have a network connection, but Firefox won't do anything but lock up. ...
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How can I fix this error file /boot/grub2/i386-pc/normal.mod not found

I recently replaced Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.10. I chose the option to replace windows so I am not dual booting. I am currently running off a flash drive since after I tried the install the error ...
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LiveCD Boot Failer comm: Swapper/0 cant mount VFS

Kind of a noob but anyway... I'm trying to boot Ubuntu 12.10 livecd. I currently have Windows 7 x64 installed. I start computer to boot Ubuntu livecd and I get kernel panic. Something like: cannot ...
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ubuntu 12.04 Booting error

i have ubuntu 12.04 downloaded along side my windows 7 sony viao laptop, ive used it for a couple of months, yesterday i decided to boot onto windows then it did something that messed up ubuntu. when ...
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How to recover the Windows 7 partition in Ubuntu 12.04

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my machine, and after trying to mount and unmount a SD card, my Windows 7 "has hidden him self", When i power on the computer,i can enter the Grub and choose ...
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remove tty0 and mv boot log to serial console

I would like remove tty0 console. I'm using ubuntu in embedded system. I want remove any logs that show on display(tty0). Somebody can help me?
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Why GRUB is missing after update?

I am running an alternate install of Ubuntu 11.10. I just ran the latest update which required a re-boot. When I rebooted, my desktop stops at the POST (Power on self test). My computer is set up ...
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“hd0 out of disk” / “hd0 write error” (still boots)

I was doing a series of upgrades of my desktop which had 10.04, aiming for 12.04. Somewhere in the middle, GRUB began displaying "error: hd0 out of disk / press any key to continue", but the boot ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 live-usb won't boot

I own an Aleutia "Tango" low power PC. It uses a Intel Atom CPU N2800 @1.86GHz processor. I know there are Linux issues with the "Cedar Trail" graphics on this hardware but I can happily run Ubuntu 12....
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Opencpn problem

I'm not really computer literate. I use a navigation program called opencpn on my sailboat. First it stopped reading the GPS. Then the tool bar went blank. Now it won't quit - I have to restart the ...
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Auto-mount filesystems on boot fails (12.10)

I have a Compaq HP 8200 slim desktop running 12.10 with encrypted partitions (set up with the text-based installer). Everything's working fine, except... When I boot the computer, my /boot and /boot/...
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Black Screen after boot, no command working, not even terminal

I have Ubuntu with latest KDE on a Lenovo Z570 with Optimus. I've installed drivers and bumblebee, both integrated and nVidia cards are working perfect (not the issue). I have a RAT 9 Wirless mouse, ...
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Ubuntu wont recognize my internal SSD

I just bought a Lenovo u310 and installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi to try it out. After a couple of days I decided to fully replace windows 7 and installed Ubuntu 12.10 fully with a usb drive in my HDD. ...
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10.04 drops to '(initramfs)' prompt on boot

I'm not sure what to do to solve the problem, I received this error upon boot. mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/f60e3ce2-0237-45bb-bf07-581d0090cbc7 on /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting ...
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Is it normal to have a blinking white underbar for a long time while trying to install Ubuntu on Mac?

When trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a disk, I elected to boot from the disk I mounted the ISO onto. After a simple load screen with a small graphic at the bottom center, it went to a quickly ...
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Boot in virtual console mode with full resolution

I am able to either: 1) Boot into X, switch to virtual console #1 and use it at full resolution or 2) Boot into virtual console mode -only and use them with 80 columns max How can I boot into ...
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Ubuntu slow at boot because of gnome-set~ngs-daemon

When I boot my computer, the process gnome-set~ngs-daemon need a lot of disk access, according to sudo iotop, it require 100%... Any idea how I can solve it?
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error: no device connected

I did a fresh install of 12.04 by usb and it went fine, worked on it for several days, but one day the browser crashed and i reset the machine, after that I get this error when i boot; error: no ...