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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Boot time very long…Help

I only have the basics starting nothing extra, I timed the boot to a dragging 92 seconds along with in the beginning it states "booting in insecure mode". What can I do to get it to boot in 7-10 ...
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Blank screen on boot 14.10 (Possible AMD drivers problem?)

I wonder if someone can give me any suggestions on how to fix this. I have an HP 255 G3 with AMD A4-5000 running Ubuntu 14.10 (using Cinnamon). I was having problems with videos and movies and tried ...
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Surface Pro 3 - No Grub menu

Although many people have successfully installed Ubuntu Gnome on their Surface Pro 3, including on their MicroSD card, I just can't seem to get it to boot on my SP3. Here's what I did so far: ...
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Weird characters at booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have two OS on my PC: Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After selecting Ubuntu in GRUB screen and pressing enter, screen goes black, and after 10 seconds "^[[21~" is being constantly written on the ...
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Can not boot! initramfs error!

I've had Ubuntu for a while and it'd been working fine till now. Every time I try to boot I get this message and I can not go any further: BusyBox v1.17.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.17.1-10ubuntu1) built-in shell ...
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Is there a way to get Ubuntu to boot to single when there is a disk missing?

Is there a way to get Ubuntu to boot to single when there is a disk missing? For example, if I have a mount set up in /etc/fstab to mount /dev/xvdb on /stuff, and /dev/xvdb is missing at boot, I see ...
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Unable to go back to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu for dual boot

I own a Lenovo G500s touch laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 I followed an online tutorial on how to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. As of now, Ubuntu 14.04 loads up just fine after ...
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HEP latex package in 14.04

I want to write some particle name in latex. The standard notation for the particle does not working in my tex studio. How I add the HEP package???
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Reliable bootable USB creator in Ubuntu

I need a reliable application which will make usb pen drives bootable. Recently, I tried creating a bootable lubuntu-13-04-alternate usb on a ubuntu 12.10 system but ended up with 'boot error' when ...
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How do I disable X at boot time so that the system boots in text mode?

Is it possible to disable X at boot time? I'm setting up a server so it would be nice if it wouldn't load the graphical interface every time I boot.
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along side option is not showing while installing Ubuntu

I have windows 7 and want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside it but alongside option is not showing. In windows 7 I have 3 Basic partition including "system Reserved" partition. I have also did a Disk ...
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Separate booting Ubuntu and Windows

I'm a Linux newb. I have one hard drive with Windows 7 and another blank hard drive. I had installed Linux on the second hard drive with the Windows 7 HDD detached. My Linux drive booted fine while ...
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Xubuntu (14.10) installation on asus x205ta - problem after installation

I just got an Asus x205ta a couple of weeks ago, and I currently encounter some problems with the installation of Xubuntu (via a live USB). After succeeding in getting the grub menu with the Xubuntu ...
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Broke Gnome Shell while trying to add a substitute themes folder— now computer boots to a black screen,

I'm not really thinking in whole sentences right now, so I'll just break this problem down by sections. Let's avoid laughing at my stupid error and focus on fixing the problem too. And it WAS a stupid ...
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Grub2 rescue with Win7 & Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 and a Windows 7 in the same HD. And everything was working, but I created another partition in Windows to store data. And now I can't boot. error unknown filesystem grub ...
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How to reinstall newest Linux Kernel?

Hello I upgraded all packages on my Ubuntu, and kernel also. But in upgrading process kernel upgrade failed, and I must always after grub load select older kernel. It is a terminal command to ...
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Troubleshooting Dual Boot: No results from boot-repair

sorry to post another one of these, but I cannot for the life of me get this dual boot to work. I am using a Sony VAIO S, which has Insyde H20. I have no issue booting from a disc or usb, but I cannot ...
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Where are fsck results logged at boot time, after /forcefsck?

When working remotely I set a server to force an fsck at boot time with the sudo touch /forcefsck command and rebooted. After it restarted I checked in /var/log/fsck for the results of the disk ...
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Force primary HDD to be as secondary?

Here is my problem. I have 2 SATA hard drives in my ASUS K95VJ laptop. A regular HDD for storage and a SSD for OS. I physically removed the regular disk to force Ubuntu 14.04 to be installed on the ...
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How to safely go from dual boot Ubuntu/Win8 to single boot Win8? [duplicate]

So I had a Win8 laptop which I turned into a dual boot Win8/Ubuntu creature. Now I want to go back to solo Win8 and I want to make sure I don't screw up the boot manager things. Currently it uses GRUB ...
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Cannot Boot to Windows After Booting from Ubuntu USB [duplicate]

I am in dire need of assistance. I can no longer boot to my Windows OS. I installed an Ubuntu ISO onto a USB drive to perform an installation of Ubuntu onto an external HDD. The installation to the ...
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Help interpreting fdisk after boot problems

I duelboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on my laptop (unfortunately I can't remember which version of ubuntu I have). I today tried to boot it up and received the message "error: no such partition" when ...
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Need to start Firefox on second display

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04. I have a couple of issues I need resolved. Currently, I have Firefox in the startup folder. I am running a computer to a large TV screen that has a very high ...
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isolinux.bin missing/corrupted on hard drive

I have a Ubuntu desktop that's been running fine up until this morning...but when I tried to boot, I got an error message about isolinux.bin not working. I'm able to boot off Live DVD, so I hoped ...
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Ubuntu freezes after “Saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned” during boot

After I have installed Panteon DE and rebooted, my OS does not continiues the boot process after showing following: Saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned It just displays bootsplash ad ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14 LTS (64bit) on Lenovo Ideapad S205

My Lenovo Idepad S205 seems to be in a worse situation than in the question here Unable to upgrade or fresh install Lubuntu 14.10 (32bit) on Lenovo Ideapad S205 Unfortunately the answer given there ...
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Server No Longer Boots [duplicate]

Sorry about my lack of knowledge but this is my first experience with Linux We have a Linux server on our network (a Hyper-V VM) we had an issue with the RAID controller on the host that went ...
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu with a GPT Harddrive

I would like to know how to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu using bcdedit. I have UEFI with secure boot enabled and both OS's can be booted from the UEFI boot menu by pressing F9. I also have ...
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Full Disk Encryption on Mac PC with EFI dual boot

Recently I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on my Mac Mini late 2011 using following article "Ubuntu plus mac pure efi boot" instructions. Now, I want to do dual boot in my Macbook Pro where I ...
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I need to restart from the root command line [duplicate]

I need help restarting/shutting down from the root command line, any commands I could use? I don't like hard resetting
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When I start the Ubuntu ISO, initramfs says “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

When I start the Ubuntu ISO(13.10) on a USB, initramfs says "unable to find a medium containing a live file system". These are my PC specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PoniesFiM/saved/39dy I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.10. CD ejects after clicking install Ubuntu alongside Windows

I don't have access to the BIOS because my laptop monitor is broken. I put the ISO on the DVD and verified the MD5 was correct. I am trying to set up a dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu. HP ...
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Cant reinstall Windows [on hold]

The other day I decided to try ubuntu 14.10, i installed it fully, over windows (was missing boot.ini and wouldnt boot, so I had to install something anyway), but now I want to switch back to windows. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Mac Os X - GRUB Rescue prompt SET commands made permanent?

I recently re-installed my Mac OS X partition. This somehow messed up my entire partition scheme it seems. First I got dropped to the Grub rescue> prompt when trying to boot Ubuntu. I had never ...
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Unsuccessful boot up

I've only been able to run Ubuntu in Recovery Mode successfully one time. I've never been able to boot up successfully once (in normal mode). I've updated my graphics driver while I was in recovery ...
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Why does my wireless driver not loading on boot?

All before having any manually installed drivers, my wireless card was not working properly and I decided to download and install Broadcom BCM43225 drivers. It was a hard process for such a newbie ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu on Asus 1225B [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and at the end of installation it asked to restart. I restarted but it didn't shut down. All it's done - asked to terminate processes(OK) and nothing else. I shut it down ...
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Black screen when testing

I wanted to use Ubuntu on my pc since I saw some other people using it, I burned it on a DVD+R DL disk (8.5 GB dual layer) And tested it both on single-and dual layer. I did get the ubuntu screen to ...
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How to boot to Ubuntu ISO image on drive?

I can't boot to the Ubuntu 14.10 ISO I have on my drive (running Ubuntu 14.04 as my main OS btw). I added these lines to the bottom of /etc/grub.d/40_custom: menuentry 'ubuntu-iso' { set ...
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Dual Boot-Ubuntu along with Win 7, ubuntu not detecting the partitions on HDD on which Win 7 is currently exist as sole OS

I recently (19.03.2015) purchased Dell Insp 15 3543 (Ubuntu OS). As I wanted to Dual Boot Ubuntu along with Windows 7, I did not complete the Ubuntu installation (Pre-provided with Laptop, & ...
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Can't access BIOS and installing a windows hard drive

Built new computer: AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor × 8 9.7 GiB RAM Graphics GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Desktop Computer 1 TB HardDrive BIOS Type, UEFI BIOS ...
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file error /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod trying to repair boot, live dvd install probleml

I have seen that there are a lot of threads about this problem. I had Windows 8 installed on my series 3 samsung i5 computer and I tried to install ubuntu 13.04. This is what I did: Because of the ...
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boot-failure - usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61

While booting 14.04, I often get this error: usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61 Sometimes some more warning messages are also printed and the computer stops booting. I have to hard reset and ...
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How is ubuntu live user graphical session (startx) started up in a LiveCD?

I am trying to build a custom ISO, using ubuntu-builder. I've taken a 12.40 mini remix ISO as a starting point. Here is my specific example - however, I'm interested in principle how the process goes ...
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No operating system found with liveUSB

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 for my studies on my Asus F75V with Windows 8 preinstalled. After many tries, I finally manage to boot on my liveUSB but... the only message I got is "No operating ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting after Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

I'm an absolute Linux newbie, I've never used it before. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the same hard drive with Windows 8.1. When I choose a Windows 8 Loader in the Grub Loader screen, nothing ...
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Add startx and a GUI application at boot

I have a GUI application and Ubuntu 14.04 server with x11 server installed. I want to start GUI application if server is rebooted, the application is non interactive. What i currently do is run ...
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Blank screen during boot with open radeon drivers

Right after the grub boot screen I get a blank screen and my monitor goes to standby with "No signal". But after some time the graphical login screen sddm will appear and I can log in and use KDE just ...
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Lenovo g500s dual boot

so here goes another dual boot thread. Before anybody screams at me, I've scoured the internet looking for threads, because Lenovo apparently decides to over complicate things. So here we go: Lenovo ...
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Hard disk fails sometimes

I'm using Ubuntu kernel 3.13.0-48. Sometimes the system fails to boot. Sometimes it hangs at the boot process just before the welcome login, and sometime grub fails to load the kernel and show error ...