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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Overwritten previous windows 8.1 genuine version during installation of ubuntu

So I want to reinstall windows. I've read that I can reinstall the windows using it's ISO file, but it will ask for product key, So my question is how can I find the product key of previously ...
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Nexus 5 ubuntu touch won't boot

I've had ubuntu touch working on my Nexus 5 for some time, however the latest update has made it so it no longer boots. It just comes up with the dots lighting up, and hangs like that indefinitly. I ...
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Live CD works great, but installed drops to INITRAMFS, kubuntu 16.04 LTS, XFCE

good afternoon, i recently swapped from Mint to Kubuntu with XFCE. the Live CD (actually a thumb drive) worked fine, so i went forward with the installation. on boot, i get dropped to initramfs, ...
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Problems booting Windows 10 over Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

I had Windows 10 installed on my computer, but it started having some issues, and I decided to completely erase Windows and install Ubuntu. However, I want to revert back to Windows and set up a ...
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Ubuntu Gnome USB Persistant

I want to run Ubuntu Gnome Live off my SanDisk 64GB USB. Would I burn the IOS onto it with a program so I can boot from it? or install it onto the USB from running it live on another USB? and how ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 16.04 with Kali Linux as main OS

I have Kali Linux as my main OS when I boot up my laptop, I am currently downloading Ubuntu version 16.04 and am wondering how I would be able to have the option to dual boot so I can choose which OS ...
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Boot .efi files from GRUB2

I've bought a Sony VAIO with UEFI booting and came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 (triple-boot) and fixed the UEFI boot so GRUB2 is loading. I was ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a hard drive using a USB flash drive that already has a full version of Ubuntu installed?

I have a new hard drive that I want to install Ubuntu on. And I have a USB flash drive already running a full version (not "try") of Ubuntu. I want to use the flash drive to install Ubuntu on the new ...
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How to use ubuntu live disk to reset windows 10 password?

I need to reset the password of windows 10 for my little brother. There is a similar post on here on resetting vista password with chntpw. I followed the steps but it doesn't help. Anyone know how to ...
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Chromebook usb bootable disk

I want to create a usb bootable version of Ubuntu server. I have a Chromebook with crouton-XFCE on it. I read online many posts about this, none gave me a solution. I tried to use this approach sudo ...
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windows 7 USB boot disk wont read

I have been trying with numerous methods to install Windows 7 alongside my 14.04 Ubuntu installation (64bit) which has a UEFI boot system, but none of the methods have worked yet.Here are some of the ...
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Installed on external HDD, now need to get rid of extra boot options

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my external hard drive, but now I have boot options I cannot delete! My external drive is unplugged. How can I delete them?
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radeon r9 270 boots only in safe mode

I have Kubuntu 16.04, so radeon driver only, my old graphics card is working fine, but my new r9 270 doesn't boot. The monitor turns on, then turns off, then turns on but there is only black screen. ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu Installation & Trial - Started Dispatch Password Requests

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a decent laptop. I am installing through a USB and had no errors come up during the disk check. Initially it would just hang on the loading screen, so I then removed ...
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firmware boot manager only list ubuntu I have no other options on menu

I have a new nano computer (kangaroo). I set up a dual install Ubuntu - Windows. I planned on using this as a media unit. I could not get the Ubuntu audio to work and tried to switch back to Windows. ...
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“Error builduing boot sequence. Check parameters” message on Grub Customizer. What to do?

I'm a new Ubuntu user and I've been trying to boot from an ISO using Grub Customizer. I open Grub Customizer and try to add the Linux-ISO but when I choose the name and the Linux-ISO type, a message ...
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How to Start Persistent Ubuntu 16.04 in Macbook?

I am trying to find a way to run my Macbook Air 2013-mid from the external media (usb) containing Persistent Ubuntu 16.06, see here for the creation of the stick: Fixing the EFI partition Update ...
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Need help fixing grub to install elementalOS [on hold]

So the other day, one way or another my Ubuntu partition messed up. I had nothing of value on it so decided to delete the partition and try a new distro. Decided on elementalOS. Everything was ...
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16.04 LTS slow boot

I've upgraded to 16.04 LTS, booting now lasts 3min 14.784s instead of 25s. Startup finished in 3.973s (firmware) + 3.060s (loader) + 7.361s (kernel) + 3min 388ms (userspace) = 3min 14.784s ...
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16.04: Slow boot no matter what I remove or do (Files for analysis provided)

UPDATE ON VOTES Not sure why anyone would give me a downvote considering all the work I've done to try to solve this and not many are helping. I've seen people complain about things and they didn't ...
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BIOS no longer finds a valid Boot option

Today I ran into the issue that my Asus ZenBook no longer finds a valid boot option. Therefore, I am immediately prompted into the BIOS after power on. I tried using Boot-Repair, which failed at the ...
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Cannot boot Failed to open \efi\boot\grubx64.efi - not found

So I removed and then reinstalled my power supply a few months back on my home server and for some reason it stopped booting to ubuntu and working like it always has been. I've tried completely ...
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Stuck on “Minimal BASH-like line editing” and keyboard not working

Today i have installed Ubuntu 16.04. After restart, it shows the "Minimal BASH-like line editing..." error (i have read about it here). But the keyboard is not recognised even to access BIOS, so i ...
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Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition doesn't turn on

I have a problem with my Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition, it doesn't turn on, even when the phone is charging. I tried to send an email to JD to be refund but they told me to go to the local repair store ...
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Run Terminal commands on boot Ubuntu 16.04

I want to have my system boot into CLI only (no X, GUI) and run some sudo (root) commands. An example would be Terminal launch on boot and run sudo cd Desktop/folder then sudo ./Example -c
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Dualboot WIN7 <--> Ubuntu 16.04 after starting win7 GRUB wont load/work

Windows was installed first. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 from a live USB and everything worked. Laptop started and GRUB showed up with options to boot into Ubuntu or Windows 7. When booting into ...
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Boot Ubuntu 16.04 server ISO from grub

Am trying to get ubuntu-16.04-server-amd64.iso ISO file to boot from grub 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7 found in Ubuntu 14.04 server. menuentry "Ubuntu 16.04 Server AMD64" --class ubuntu { set ...
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hibernate resume failure

I am getting this error sometimes when I resume from hibernation. All of my open windows are closed. There is also an extra reboot before it will actually get to the login screen. The title of the ...
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Secondary Partition table overlaps the last partition

This is the scenario.. Had a software Raid in an old apple server.. one of the drives failed i will call it drive1 failed.. tried to rebuild it.. did not work.. after a few weeks the server wont boot ...
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boot full and cannot clean

I reviewed the "Can't clean a full /boot because of unmet dependencies" and it cleared the boot to about 43% used on boot. Then I ran sudo apt-get autoremove and it put all of the linux-images back ...
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Make USB bootable for kali linux

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I want to make a bootable usb stick using kali iso image file for Kali Linux installation. I tried following ways: unetbootin-linux-608 - it is just writing 4 text files ...
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Create a new primary partition in Ubuntu for new OS

I want to create a new primary partition on my Ubuntu server to install CentOS and use a boot manager to switch between Ubuntu and Cent OS. I have the following questions: How do I create a new ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after installation of nVidia driver

I run Ubuntu 16.04. After reinstalling drivers for graphics card (nVidia prime) I got the following error while trying to boot: Error: Driver 'ebridge' is already registered, aborting...
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working 14.04 ubuntu to error: no such device: grub rescue>

I'm a father and I was trying to get one more entry on gnucash after my youngest woke up. I had gnucash, keypass, chrome and LibreOffice calc up when my son found the power button.... Nooooooo! :D ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 fresh install stuck on boot

I just did a fresh installation of Lubuntu 16.04, 64-bit on this computer. Before Lubuntu even loads, I get this message: /dev/sda6: clean, 121539/6234222 files, 1053787/24914550 blocks How can ...
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SLOW Boot and Login times Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit taking around 15 sec from Login screen to desktop and around 20 seconds from grub to login screen, tell me which services i can safely disable, i do not use virtualbox and ...
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Can't install Ubuntu, getting error 'failed to load fecs_inst'

I am currently using windows 10 and created a bootable USB drive with universal USB. I used the ubuntu 16.04 iso and am getting the initial page that shows the Ubuntu logo then the screen cuts to a ...
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Cannot reboot or poweroff Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.5.4-040504-generic Whenever I try to reboot or power off I receive: Failed to power off system via logind: Transaction is destructive. This began at the same time that I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in a login loop, can't boot from a USB and can't use Terminal

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Idea Pad S12. I am not able to log in as the admin nor the guest. When trying to open Terminal, I only get black-white-blue squares and have to restart the ...
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error: no such device grub rescue Windows 7

I have a hard drive with Windows 7 installed on and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto an external hard drive. So I made a LiveUSB with Ubuntu 12.04 on and installed it to the external hard drive. ...
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Lubuntu on Ubuntu. Auto choose Lubuntu

Can I install Lubuntu on Ubuntu and when the PC boots up, it chooses Lubuntu as default?
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Kernel Panic not syncing: Is HDD corrupt?

when I start my laptop, I get a kernel panic every time (even in rescue mode or older kernel versions). I don't know what causes the issue it comes up since last shutdown. Bevore a basic command line ...
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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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Problem initializing Ubuntu 16.04 - “system running in low-graphics mode”

I'm having problem booting up my ubuntu 16.04. I started up my computer today and my login screen looked like something out of the 90's (A 256 color looking square box asking for login and password). ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 boots but stuck at fsck from util-linux 2.62.2

I just boot my ubuntu this morning and this screen showed up. It stuck for a longer period of time so I tried to reboot. But longer lines of codes showed up. I tried the recovery mode and fix broken ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS

I upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS. All package installations were fine, I rebooted the system and got only a black screen after the boot menu. When pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del after some minutes of ...
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Trying to dual booth install Ubuntu 15 on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to install Linux through Ubuntu on my system. I managed to turn my USB into a Ubuntu installer, and I tried to install through there. I can't however , reach the Ubuntu boot menu. I even ...
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UEFI install of ubuntu 12.04LTS failed on Windows 10 now can't get windows 10 back

I've attempted to install unbuntu v12.04.3 LTS but it didn't quite go to plan. I don't have any windows recovery disks and I now just want to remove ubuntu from the system. I didn't partition the ...
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Partition problem with installation

I am trying to install the latest ubuntu on my windows 10 (ex-wintdows 8.1) notebook on dual-boot mode using a bootable flash drive. After I select my desired language (first screen on the ...
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How to speed up boot time of Ubuntu when you find a possible cause in “dmesg” output?

After updating to Ubuntu 16.04. the boot time is a bit longer (more than 10-15 seconds). I looked at the "dmesg" output and found this: [ 23.882674] audit: type=1400 audit(1461650474.108:10): ...