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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How to verify that the ISO I downloaded is bootable before I burn it?

How can I check to make sure that the iso I downloaded is bootable, before I burn it?
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Disk by UUID not detected (initramfs), boot failure

I am unable to boot my lucid, with the built in boot shell giving out this error: Update 1 This error occured after I updated my 2.6.32-26 version kernel and booted directly in winodows. The ...
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Broken ubuntu distibution

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as my main distro. Recently I installed several additional desktop environments, including: Cairo, Cinnamon, Pantheon, Deepin, and most recently Xubuntu. I always had ...
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Mac DVD boot will not read disk

Using Mid-2012 Mac with OS 10.10 I tried everything I could find for using a USB to boot Ubuntu so I gave in a tried the recommended DVD option. I followed the instructions about going to disk utility ...
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Windows 8.1 boot option disappeared when selected logical installation 14.04

I made a bootable USB and tried to install 14.04 so that the new computer would be dual boot with Windows 8.1. After getting the WiFi working, in "Installation type" I first selected "Something else" ...
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Working installtion of Ubuntu 14.04 now shows blank screen with a blinking cursor

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot with window 8. I was using Ubuntu 14.04 for more than 3 months without any issues. Recently, I had installed openldap on Ubuntu. Created a group named ...
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How to boot from a usb-drive with ubuntu installed on it?

I'm using a macbook and am trying to use one usb-drive to install ubuntu onto another usb-drive and boot from that other usb-drive. I created an installationdisk for ubuntu 14.04, and then installed ...
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How do I set Ubuntu as my default OS on a Chromebook?

I recently downloaded Ubuntu for my Samsung 5 Chromebook from: http://cr-48-ubuntu.googlecode.com/files/install-ubuntu-1204-7.sh Whenever I restart the computer, it goes back to Chrome OS. How can I ...
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ERROR DUE TO wubi-14.04-rev286.log [on hold]

an error occurred: permission denied for more information please see the log file c:\users\raja\appdata\local\temp\wubi-14.04-rev286.log please tell me what to do
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Booting From Usb From Ubuntu

I currently have the latest version of Ubuntu installed. I was wondering how do I boot from a USB with Ubunutu downloaded. When I had windows I had to change the BIOS but I have no idea how to do this ...
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Ubuntu boot works with CD/DVD but not with USB

I decided to move from Windows to Ubuntu (I'm done playing World of Warcraft). The ISO I downloaded from Ubuntu webpage is working when I burn it to DVD and boot it whit my DVD ROM, but it doesn't ...
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I get `failsafe-x main process terminated with status 1` while login, how to fix it?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I accidentally terminated the terminal during a sudo apt-get upgrade or sudo apt-get update. At least that seems to be the most logical explanation of my issue, as my ...
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ubuntu 14.04 displays garbage text on boot

i just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop acer E1-571G and came across this problem. On startup the monitor displays garbage text and continuously jumps between console and loading screen i was ...
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No UEFI boot option after install

I got a new laptop (Medion Akoya 6240T) and wanted to install ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I created a bootable usb drive with unetbootin on windows 8. Stuff I did before the install: - Disable secure ...
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How to Remove Ubuntu within root?

I have installed the boot for Ubuntu using Universal USB installer within Windows 7. After which I restarted the PC to check if the Ubuntu boot menu has loaded. The process with Universal USB ...
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Can't access keyboard in boot menu after update

I've just updated my system from the command line. There after the system went into black screen. I got a login screen after several reboots but am only able to use the keyboard to login after ...
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error messages while launching ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Launching Ubuntu, for a few seconds are shown some error messages, maybe about some disk errors. I have shot a photo from the screen and put it under What happens, how urgent is it to do something ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on boot after starting CUPS

As I was trying to install an alternative keyboard layout I ended up deleting my /usr/share/X11/xkb/* folders. I tried to reinstall them with apt-get remove xkb-data && apt-get install ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu in Chrombook

I recently installed Ubuntu in Acer C720 chromebook using instruction from the below link http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/764181-how-to-install-linux-on-an-acer-c720-chromebook it was working ...
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Ubuntu stuck at “Loading initial ramdisk” during first boot

My Ubuntu 14.04.1 (3.13.0-32-generic) seems to not boot right after a fresh install from a Live DVD (tried it multiple times and also from a bootable USB stick as well). Boot repair info: ...
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Installation guide for windows 7

Currently I am using windows 7 and I have two partitions in it.I want to install Ubuntu in one of it without effecting other partition. Please guide me.....
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How do I enable the GRUB splash screen in Xubuntu 12.10?

I have Xubuntu 12.10 running fine on a Thinkpad T60. Grub2 is installed as the boot manager and the GRUB....LINUX_DEFAULT is set as "quiet splash". Therefore, Grub should display its splash image ...
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Installing from USB

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 lts onto this Windows 7 Aspire 5532 with 3 GB of ram, an AMD athlon processor tf-20 with 1.60 GHz, and a 64 bit operating system. I put the 64 bit ubuntu onto my ...
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Loading Ubuntu on new SSD

I'm about at the end of my rope. After several attempts to get a good download of 14.04.1 LTE, I'm now getting incredibly frustrated on the install. I can boot from DVD/USB just fine, but when I ...
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How do I remove an entry from Windows Boot Manager through Lubuntu

So I have a laptop that I got through work: it had one half of the HDD partitioned to their own version of Windows Enterprise (so no cmd unless you have admin rights) and the other half partitioned to ...
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Ubuntu too slow in new laptop

I just bought an acer aspire E5-521-62DW - NX.MPQEB.001 It has 12Gb ram, 1 TB hdd, AMD A6-6310 processor (4 kernels, 4 threads), AMD Radeon R4 graphics. It takes more than 1 and a half minute to ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu with xp?

This is probably a dupe, I know don't hurt me :p...but how do I dual boot ubuntu and xp but install windows xp after ubuntu? I can't exactly install xp first as I have a ton in my ubuntu install and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see harddrives

I am trying to dual boot with windows 7. When I go to install ubuntu after partitioning it doesn't see the hard drive. I have checked fdisk and gparted and it also doesn't show up there. Any ...
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bootable encrypted USB thumb drive

I know how to create a bootable Ubuntu install on a USB thumb drive. Now I'm trying to make it safer by encrypting it. I imagine that I'll need a bootable non encrypted partition, and and an ...
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Ubuntu live USB shows blinking cursor on boot [duplicate]

I decided to switch from Windows to Ubuntu finally, but I experience a booting problem. I'm crating a live USB, restart PC and try to boot from USB. When I select to boot from USB, after that I am ...
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windows 7 wont boot after installing ubuntu 14

I cant boot up wiindows 7 after installing ubuntu 14 logs: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8387936/
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How can I get rid of “scanning for btrfs filesystems” at start-up?

When I start up my computer, it says: "scanning for btrfs filesystems". I do need the btrfs-tools, but my btrfs filesystems are on a removable disk which is disconnected at start-up. Scanning for ...
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Resize extended partion without live CD or USB

My Gparted picture: http://i.stack.imgur.com/s6X7V.png My problem is similar to the problem described here: GParted wont resize extended partitions with the small difference that I'm not able to run ...
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Hardware Preventing Install?

So this is basically related to my previous question, of which is still present. I thought I'd dig around and try to find an answer, and have had no luck. History of Issue I have been trying - to ...
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Swap partition not recognized (The disk drive with UUID=… is not ready yet or not present)

I think I had an encrypted swap partition, because I chose to encrypt my home directory during the installation. I believe that's what the line with /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 ... in my /etc/fstab is all ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Install Issues

The first thing I have done (before posting this questions, was read the guide located on AskUbuntu. This was a very detailed guide, and now that I have Ubuntu 14.04, I will try this again. ...
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My Computer can't boot from any usb

I was updating my ubuntu 13.10 and after that the computer directly starts windows and ubuntu disappeared The computer now has no grub Tried to put boot repair disk on usb and starting booting ...
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ubuntu 14.4.1 in virtualbox with host win 8.1 black screen

I have VirtualBox 4.3.16 (the latest as of Sept 17, 2014). I am running Win 8.1 as the host machine. I am attempting to use Ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i382.ios. When I start the vm I get a blank screen ...
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Weird boot problem

I'm putting this post as a link to my hardinfo_report.html file. I added my post in there. Please help! https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojyxo2jiqhkg2y8/hardinfo_report.html?dl=0 As requested Here is my ...
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How can I make Ubuntu the default boot option on a newer laptop (UEFI)?

I have a HP Spectre XT that I installed Ubuntu on. I have turned "Secure Boot" off and turned on "Legacy Support" in the settings. This laptop has UEFI and it always boots to Windows 8 rather than the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Black Screen

I've just installed ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my laptop.I made the first boot and everything is working.But after another boot the screen went black, I can't do anything and I have to manually shut ...
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is it possible to modify the partition size occupied by the system while the system is running?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 and I want to migrate to 14.4. My partition was badly designed because the space is not sufficient to upgrade to 14.4. I've tried to remove temp file and previous system but it is ...
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Partition seen as full but is in fact empty

I've been dual-booting win7-ubuntu. Now I've deleted windows and I want my ubuntu partition to allocate more space. Since the ubuntu partition was on the left side I deleted the windows partition and ...
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PXE boot with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm currently having a PXE server to perform many different OS' installation over the network. I have a fully functionnal Ubuntu 13.10 live environnement and I would like to give a try on 14.04 ...
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In what folders or files can services appear and start from

In Ubuntu, what folders or files are used to hold service files that can start at boot time. I know for example /etc/init.d is one folder which holds several service files. /etc/rc.local is a file ...
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Grub no longer recognizes Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

Yesterday I installed Windows 7 (on /dev/sdb1) and Windows 8.1 (on /dev/sdb2). My existing Ubuntu 14.04 was therefore of course rendered unbootable. I fixed this with the Boot Repair utility via ...
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Ubuntu doesn't start

my windows computer refuses to start since last night. I do have some really important files on it which I need access to. A friend told me that I could try starting the computer with Ubuntu to get ...
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Booting Linux from USB on a Mac

I'm only posting this question because it seems I've been trying to get this to work for the last 2 weeks and feel like im exhausting my options. I'm trying to build a persistent Linux system ...
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computer does not start

I'm using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and everything works fine from the day I installed it. Now when I am trying to start my computer, the screen is continuously stuck with so many messages like this: ...