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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Can I create shared partition for Ubuntu and Windows 10 keep Fast Boot?

Have any way help me create shared partition for Ubuntu - Windows 10 and keep Fast Boot of Windows 10 on? I want to do this because my windows 10 startup very slow if I disable Fast Boot.
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Disable out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu

I am having issues with the out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu. After about 2 minutes after booting up the laptop, the fans start spinning on full speed. I tried Debian too, but there this didn't ...
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Boot problem ubuntu + fan max power

I have installed the last version of ubuntu using an usb drive (rufus). My device is an Asus Rog g501 laptop with a Nvidia Gtx 960M if it can helps. I got some trouble to install it, I finally ...
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Can`t install linux on desktop ps

I am tring to install Linux any version on one ps. The ps is intel desktop board Processor: Intel Atom CPU d2500 @ 1.86GHz 1.86GHz Ram: 4gb Current os: Windows 7 home 64-bit Bios version: ...
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Low graphics mode 16.04

I have tried many solutions that I have found, so far none work. I looked at my /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old and this is what it said: I have no idea what to do at this point, I tried to reinstall desktop ...
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Busy Box error on Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

Recently I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 along with Windows 8.1 and it has been running fine for the past 3 months and I have been using Ubuntu since then. Lately, it has been throwing Busy Box error and ...
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Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and this was to be my learning project. I purchased an Aspire E11 model E3-111-C0WA (cheap and had 300GB hard drive) Used Linux Live USB Creator to create an install ...
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AMD64 SBC device, unable to boot from single disk due to new OS installer. How to fix?

I own a GizmoSphere Gizmo 2 SBC (single board computer) which has very specific instructions to enable single disk booting without the user having to take extra steps during the boot process. The ...
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boot - no LUKS password prompt

During boot I am not asked for LUKS password, so boot fails. Same behavior with failsafe grub option, so no CLI password prompt either. I have initrd.img-3.13.0-39-generic initrd.img-3.13.0-40-...
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Problems with dual boot Windows10 and Ubuntu 16.04: GRUB doesn't show up

I have an HP Zbook with windows 10 preinstalled. I have succesfully installed Ubuntu 16.04 in it, but when booting the computer, no GRUB menu shows up and it boots directly to Windows. I have disabled ...
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Conversion to Ubuntu from XP

I'm attempting to convert an older Dell computer from XP to Ubuntu. Unfortunately the CD drive isn't working; I've tried to use a SD card via USB, but several attempts have resulted in an error ...
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EFI boot from USB - drops to initramfs

I have attempted to follow this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/UEFI-and-BIOS/stable-alternative It seems to have gotten partway through the boot process. From OSX, the list ...
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Problem accessing external Ubuntu encrypted disc from Mint

First post as it seems I'm in a difficult position. So I used to have a Ubuntu 14.04 system which crashed, meaning that it consistently tries to login after entering credentials, but nothing happens ...
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What can I do to combat the overheating issue of my laptop running Ubuntu

Last year i got a new HP envy notebook, after a while i removed windows and installed ubuntu, everything was fine for ages i knew that ubuntu had poor power-management and my previous ten hour battery ...
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If I try to re install or repair windows does it affect the dual boot(grub)?

I have tried dual OS (Ubuntu 15.04) along with Windows 10. It was works correctly. Once I had change permissions in Ubuntu. then I tried to Resolve. But I Struggled. So I just Re Installing Ubuntu on ...
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UBUNTU stuck at shutdown after connecting to external screen

I am in deep peril as I come to you. I am writing my thesis and all hell is loose. I have tried various solutions right from installing to everything online for over 20 days now. As a result, I cant ...
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Does a Swap files' partition sequence matter?

My question: Is Ubuntu 15.x and beyond sensitive to partition order to be successfully used? Does partition order matter for anything under Ubuntu? Was this experience just because 15.x was never ...
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How to stop mysql from running at boot time?

Currently, my MySQL server starts on every server boot. For a couple reasons, this is undesirable behavior. Is there a way (on Ubuntu 10.10) to disable this behavior?
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Adding Windows to GRUB list

I had a dual boot on my PC with both Ubuntu and window 10. I had to extend my root partition since I was running out of space. Here are the partitions before extending /root/ After expanding /root ...
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my windows 7 and other patition disks not appear after installing ubuntu 14.10

While booting when I am press shift then options are shown, but window selection option is missing. Also I am not able to download any software from Ubuntu Software Centre. When I try to install, ...
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How do I get into recovery mode on ubuntu 14.04 if the option not showing

I just boot up my laptop then run the sudo apt-get update command, but there's an error says: [username] is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. so I search the google ...
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Boot-repair: Can't boot ubuntu in uefi mode

I am aware that there are many similar questions in this site, but none of the seems to solve my problem. I've been trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside a preinstalled Windows 8.1 in a toshiba ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 goes straight to grub terminal, can't install

I had previously installed Elementary OS but was having issues so I decided to switch over to Ubuntu. I cleared my partition, made my USB drive bootable with the ISO using Rufus, and rebooted while ...
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Download File for Ubuntu 16.04 [on hold]

I have run the download for 16.04 but the file does not appear on the desktop. I am trying to create a USB. The download has been run a few times and I am still unable to find it on the desktop.
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Problem Radeon VCE init (-22) error during Ubuntu 16.04 boot

I have intel i5 processor, 4GB ram, AMD Radeon R5 Series M330 Graphics, hp laptop. I installed latest ubuntu 16.04 LTS on it. It worked for only 1 day. After that during boot time a error prompts ...
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Booting Ubuntu 16.04 Error - BIOS is good. Ideas?

So I just finished building a PCD and have no OS. I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 from my MacBook to a USB flash drive. I put it in my new PC and I get an error - "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or ...
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How to fix bad boot resolution in Kubuntu

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu (no updates, no configuration beyond installer questions) connected via HDMI to a 4k TV. When I boot, I get the bios screen, then it goes black and I don't see ...
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hd0 read error on boot

My computer was hanged while it was shutting down and I had to hard reboot the system by pressing the power button. When the system booted back I got the message error: hd0 read error and the ...
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Cannot Boot After 15.10 Upgrade [AMD graphics driver problems]

I'm in desperation mode. I upgraded to 15.10 last night, via sudo do-release-upgrade. I did nothing else at the time. It passed without incident. Then it asked to restart. I pressed Enter. It ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 can't find RAID

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04, and it drops me into BusyBox with the following error: Gave up waiting on root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check ...
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Problem logging in after 15.10 upgrade

I've run distro upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10 with the release image. I have choosed complete wipe installation. No errors during installation and I`m able to login in normally. Eventually I will get ...
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tightvncserver autostart boot

Please keep in mind my beginner status, therefore i may require a 3rd grader explanation for my question... Here goes... I have installed tightvncserver on my new pine64 dev board running ubuntu 16.4,...
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boot ubuntu on external hard drive

I have a actual hard drive (those used in laptops, W.D. blue 1t, i had to replace it with new one so i have one extra and i connect it to laptop!), I was wondering how can i install Ubuntu on it? i ...
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UEFI Booting With Encrypted /boot On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have managed to get FDE working quite happily on an MBR/BIOS system using a DOS partition table, I only have /dev/sda1 for swap and /dev/sda2 for the swap and root LUKS containers respectively. This ...
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How to Activate Zswap Successfully for Matlab Computation in Ubuntu 16.04?

Condition: to activate zswap module in Ubuntu 16.04 successfully for Matlab/.... computation Relevant part in /etc/default/grub ... zswap.enabled=1 # NB only change here ...
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GRUB EFI loader cannot find its config file in /boot

I installed Ubuntu, but when I boot I go straight to Grub rescue command prompt (GNU GRUB version 2.00-19ubuntu2.1). I can get a Grub boot interface by typing: set root=(hd0,5) set prefix=(hd0,5)/...
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14.04.3 Live USB not booting only on desktop

Acer Aspire XC-610 desktop computer Sandisk Cruiser USB 3.0 16GB Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso and created a live USB using Startup Disk. ...
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Can't boot my PC after trying a failed Upgrade

I am facing problem to boot into my PC with Ubuntu 14.04, I have windows 10 installed on another partition(its ok). I have tried to upgrade my ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. But, It failed to upgrade. Then I ...
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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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Installing drivers using a live disc. Is it possible? [on hold]

I accidentally removed my video card and forgot to reinstall it. After rebooting and splash screen ubuntu didn't start and o couldn't start it manually because it stops before i get to the terminal. ...
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How can I install the daily build of the ubuntu kernel into the ubuntu live CD?

I don't have a clear idea of how to put into the live CD the newest kernel build(4.7 at this time) I tried downloading the kernel from here http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/daily/ How ...
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GRUB - Can't install bootloader on Fujitsu Primergy TX150 S6

I own a (quite old, i know) server that i planned to use for local FTP/SSH/SMB... the usual. The setup goes well, the MegaRaid controller is detected ( i don't need RAID, none of the information ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS boots slow and I get blocking message

Is this expected or is there anything wrong with my machine?
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X windows hanging during Ubuntu boot

I was able to figure out the cause of this problem I was having Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04. The X server is refusing a connection. I was able to boot by pressing shift continuously and I was able to ...
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System doesn't boot after installing windows 10

I had a dual boot system. (ubuntu 16 windows 7) But grub was not working properly so unable to open windows. I formatted windows 7 partition and put windows 10 now it does not boot anything. What ...
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I can't install (boot-repair) on my Unbunt 12.04 LiveCD

I had a Linux Mint 17 on my PC. Then I installed Windows 10. I lost the Grub. While recovering it I've used the following steps: Got my Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD [Because I've lost my Linux Mint 17 LiveCD]...
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Huge splash screen

Just did clean install of Ubuntu 16.04. Everything was good, but the screen kept flashing after booting to desktop. The default X.org X server was set. I have a Geforce 7025 / nforce 630a video card. ...
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No wifi and can't enter BIOS, nor bootable with any kind of USB after installing Ubuntu [on hold]

Asus K401UB, Intel Core i5 6200U, nVidia 940M with Ubuntu 14.x.x was upgraded to 16.04. The screen lit up:- Ubuntu at your service! Issues include: Wifi does not work Unable to select / enter BIOS ...
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No init found. Try passing init= bootarg

After almost four years of not using Ubuntu I opened it to see if I could remember how to use it. I let it download and install all the available updates and then restart it. Then it appeared this ...
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16.04 Nvidia proprietary driver problems

On 16.04 xubuntu fresh install, I have an Nvidia Gtx 980 and an apple 30" 2560x1600 display, after installing proprietary nvidia drivers, I get two problems, the first, I can't log in during the ...