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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Lubuntu suspends during boot screen, but works fine in the desktop

When starting up my computer it automatically suspends when it hits the Lubuntu boot-up screen. It takes a minute then goes into suspend. I then push the space bar and wake it up. It resumes booting ...
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Installing 14.10 on laptop without OS/with Linpus

I have been using ubuntu on my laptops and PCs for some years now but never did the installation process myself. I now bought a new Acer Aspire E5-571G-59EG without OS and would like to install ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu kernel doesn't boot up right

I compiled a Ubuntu 15.04 kernel last night and installed it this morning. It showed up fine in my grub but when I tried to boot it, it booted me to my Ubuntu 14.04 instaed. What is going on? Also, ...
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winusb installing windows

m novice to ubuntu, and pretty novice to termianl and commands I followed commands on this page "Installing WinUSB on Ubuntu 14.04" to install winusb. lastly it asked where to install or upgrade ...
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No GRUB Screen or recovery mode on Boot after 12.04 Upgrade

I tried the live boot CD and boot-repair, also loaded the Desktop install CD, and it looks like all partitions check out OK. However, when I try to boot Linux (the only bootable partition on the ...
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How to remove unnecessary EFI entries from GRUB?

How I can get rid of these unwanted GRUB menu entries. My Ubuntu and Windows is getting loaded properly but these unnecessary entries I don't need it. Thanks in advance.
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How to remove kernel?

I have installed two kernel version 3.10.48 and 3.17.6 for project. As I am not requiring 3.10.48 any more, I wanted to remove that version as it is taking up almost 10GB of my disk space. How should ...
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My Ubuntu doen's start properly!

When I boot my Ubuntu it starts the plymouth screen, but when the plymouth finish it shows the final of the log and the mouse appears a few seconds later. To exit this screen I need to hear the sound ...
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Need live cd or usb of original 12.04

I need a copy of original desktop Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit live CD (or live USB). Not the alternative copy. Can I buy one or can someone give me step by step directions to make one. I have issues with an ...
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cant load grub2, even though it's ready to go on the hdd

My netbook (acer aspire one250D) cant load GRUB2. It loads the BIOS and I can access the boot menu. Unfortunately after that, it is just a blinking cursor (e.g. '_') . So it doesnt matter what boot ...
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Machine does not start

Initially computer was showing the error as mentioned in How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? question. Fixing it resulted in the above error. Please take look ...
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GRUB2: black screen when booting Windows

I know this might be a duplicate, but I've read a lot of threads about this and none pointed me to the solution. When loading GRUB2 I have a black screen (with static white cursor on the upper left) ...
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Will it take 4s to mount / during boot?

I think my system is taking a lot of time to boot, especially between when I press enter to boot Ubuntu from GRUB and the Splash Screen. The splash screen takes less than 2 seconds to end, but it ...
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Ubuntu14 stuck after kernel initialization

I've installed a server with Ubuntu 14.04. I ran into this issue only once while installing, but after that I didn't need to reboot and everything went fine. Just before deployment I decided to make a ...
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boot delays - old ssh connect to host messages connection timed out

I tried searching for a solution elsewhere, but nothing looks like this problem. After restarting our server, we get boot messages such as the following: ssh: connect to host dev.contractor.com port ...
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Standalone Grub2 EFI installation - grub.cfg placement?

I'm trying to use Grub2 as the boot manager on an EFI system in standalone mode. (The only persistent harddisk has OS X on it; Linux and Windows drives may or may not be present at times, hence the ...
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How to start dhclient at boot?

Here's the problem: root@home:~# ping 8.8.8.8 connect: Network is unreachable root@home:~# dhclient eth0 RTNETLINK answers: File exists root@home:~# ping 8.8.8.8 PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) ...
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Dual boot Win 8/Ubuntu 15.04

I have two HDD, one has my Windows 8.1 install on it. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on the second HDD by creating a UFEI bootable USB and installing it that way, there was no option to "install along side ...
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how can I fix error: hd0 out of disk?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a netbook - Acer AS 1410. After a download session, I restarted the computer and it said: error: hd0 out of disk. Press any key to continue... I pressed ...
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How can I install windows on this disk?

From little searching, seems like this mbr is corrupt so it doesn't want to install windows on windows partition... ubuntu is on sda1 and I can remove this but I don't want to remove home folder in ...
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Kernel Panic after trying to upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

I have a Dell XPS 13 9343 which came with ubuntu 14.04. I got a notification of an update to .10 and went for it. Once it finished it said it completed with errors. I sudo rebooted and now the OS ...
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Explain dual booting and installing on another internal hard drive?

Can somebody explain the difference between dual booting ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8, and installing ubuntu on another internal hard drive? And how you would do this? I'm a relatively new ubuntu user ...
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Boot much slower after partition resize

I'm on Xubuntu 15.04. I have been running quite happily for several months on a 250GB SSD: <5s boot time. I just swapped to a 500GB SSD (same brand, slightly different model). After initial cloning ...
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Turn .vmwarevm into .iso

I was wondering if anyone knows how to take the .vmwarevmand the files inside it and turn it into an .iso. I searched on Google but haven't found anything. It would be amazing if the .iso can ...
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Windows running into boot loop after Ubuntu 14.04 install

I have tried all the solutions available online, but no avail. I am facing a boot loop for windows OS whenever i restart the system. I installed ubuntu 3 days back and windows was working fine until ...
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Device for boot loader installation via USB

I have used Ubuntu before, and really enjoyed using it, but it was set up by a friend of mine in the computer science department of our university, and we were making a dual-boot out of my netbook. ...
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Booting failed after enabling swap and installing uswsusp

After reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04, my swap partition was not active which is why Ubuntu did not hibernate. I followed steps given in this answer . I edited /etc/fstab/ by typing sudo nano /etc/fstab in ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Upon trying to upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 all seemed to go well until the restart. This error message is what comes up: Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) ...
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Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition!

After I deleted Ubuntu partition, I rebooted my computer and got grub rescue problem. What I have tried so far is finding the right partition of ubuntu from grub rescue command by ls command. It ...
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Drop to a console after boot, and then start the GUI when required

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome as the Desktop Environment. When I boot, I want it to be quick, and drop into a shell. I'll enter my username and password, and if I require, I will start the ...
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Purple screen then black screen with white line

I have had Ubuntu installed for a couple of days now and I was installing graphic drivers and accidentally installed nvidia ones when I needed AMD ones. I tried to delete all the nvidia drivers. When ...
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(initramfs) Terminal - Instead of Ubuntu login screen

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS normally, but today when I turned my laptop on, and selected Ubuntu out of two options: Windows and Ubuntu, the following screen appeared: Here's snapshot of the ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on small SSD and HDD?

I have an Asus Ultrabook S46C with Windows pre-installed, it has a small 24 GB SSD and a 750 GB HDD and UEFI system. Windows leave about 16 GB free on SSD. I have successfully installed Ubuntu ...
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“An uncaught exception was raised:Invalid version string 'GNU/Linux'” when creating bootable USB stick

Still unsolved bug here and bug -report here, bug in 12.04 and apparently in many other versions. How can I create an bootable USB -stick with Ubuntu?
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Problem booting on the latest kernel (3.16.0-34)

I boot on linux kernel 3.16.0-34 atm. The machine just won't boot on later kernel versions. When I do, i get an error message on the desktop. I assume the reason I can't boot on the latest kernel is ...
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PC stuck in boot loop (no OS yet)

I don't see this problem elsewhere, so apologies if this is a duplicate post; also, although I have installed Ubuntu on all my PCs, I'm intending to install Open Media Vault on this and use it as a ...
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Is installing with Wubi on my computer safe?

I want to dual boot 14.04 Trusty with my computer running Windows 10 Technical Preview. My computer was originally shipped with Windows 7, but my hard drive failed so I purchased a new one and ...
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How do I get rid of Grub-Rescue?

After a week of digging, it doesn't seem any of the current solutions are working for me. I removed the Ubuntu partitions but grub-rescue prevents me from booting into Windows. It doesn't let me ...
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Getting “boot error” when trying to boot from USB

I'm wanting to try out Ubuntu, so followed the instructions for how to install Ubuntu onto a USB. I downloaded the .iso file, then the pendrivelinux 3 part process to make the USB bootable. I can ...
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Pixelation and Low-Performance GUI on Install and Boot

On my desktop, whenever I try to install a new version of ubuntu, the live CD/USB Drive boots up with a GUI that's scaled for my resolution (1440x900), but the pixel size is two or three times the ...
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Maintaining multiple Linux distros - boot and grub partitions

Here is my GParted view of /dev/sda The unallocated blocks were once another Ubuntu distribution - I will resize my other partitions to consume them soon. /dev/sda2 holds my Debian installation's ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu 14.10 over existing Ubuntu 14.10 installation

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed as the sole OS on Dell Latitude E5540 64 bit system by a 3rd party. The installer admitted he didn't know much about working with Linux OS. When he installed Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu boots up once after boot repair disk, never again

i have a toshiba satellite l15w-b1302. i followed various instructions for making linux work on my computer even though it came with windows 8.1. i wiped windows and installed ubuntu. when i power ...
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Installing GRUB2 on Intel RAID1 volume fails to boot

I've come here as a kind of last resort, hopefully someone will be able to help me. I work for a company which sells POS systems, recently we started using the HP RP5 5810 PC as the heart of our ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is not recognizing Red Hat 6 Enterprise Linux to do Dual Boot

My biggest issue is having Ubuntu recognize RHEL as an Operating System. I initially installed RHEL first and then tried Ubuntu. When installing Ubuntu, I wouldn't get the statement that says, " we ...
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Unable to Wipe my SSD from linux

I have an SSD which I've installed Ubuntu on, it was completely clean. I installed it and encrypted it. I decided I wanted to wipe my hard drive for a new install without encryption. I'm unable to do ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Optiplex 9020

After disable safe boot options on BIOS, change UEFI to Legacy option I could boot Ubuntu from USB, it is not installed on computer. But it skips part of the left side of the screen and does not show ...
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How to create a live system on usb-drive with persistent changes on disk/hdd

I was trying to install Ubuntu live on a USB-drive with persistent changes. However i wanted to write the changes to HDD instead of USB for various reasons (Performance, Space). I found out, that the ...
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Update to 13.10 on USB drive causes kernel panic

Apologies if this has been answered already, but I couldn't find anything relevant. I run Ubuntu 13.10 on an external USB drive and it has been running happily (with several updates) for some time. ...
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Stuck at loading screen after removing LightDM

I removed unity and installed cinnamon on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, everything was working fine. I recently removed LightDM in favour to the lock screen of cinnamon using this method How to uninstall ...