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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Does ubuntu installed with 'all erase the old and install new ubuntu' setting has separate partition for system and storage?

Does Linux installed with 'all erase the old things' setting has separate partition for system and storage like C: and D: that of windows? If not, what can I do to save my folders and files (like we ...
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Getting 'PXE-561: Media test failure, check cable' errors when I attempt to boot. What's wrong?

One user asked me to try advance method and I'm not able to boot into any OS now. I'm just getting PXE-561: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent and it's restarting ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from DVD

I am following instructions from a number of threads on askubuntu but to no avail. Here they are for your reference: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've ...
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Ubuntu 14 problem when booting

Few days ago I decided to try to use Ubuntu, but had some problems with booting (tty1. Asks to login, but fails) After that I installed Ubuntu again. Even though it loads, but still shows that error ...
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IO error after PSU change

I have just changed my PSU with better one... Plugged cables as same (and i unplug DVD) It works OK... But stuck here. Then blank screen... /etc/init.d/rc: 121: /etc/init.d/rc: ...
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Nouveau unknown chipset at install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu version 14.10 on my new computer. It's a fresh build with nothing installed yet. You can see a list of the hardware here. At first I had difficulty with the UEFI boot, but ...
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14.10/14.04LTS New installation won't boot?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga (S1), and I install through a flash drive. After the notice pop up and say installed successfully and restart. The laptop will boot up and stop at boot device choice ...
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Why I need several boot partitions (EFI and bios grub) and how to repair GRUB in this situation?

I'm trying to understand how to properly partitioning the disk for future Ubuntu installations. The reason: after trying to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu, I enabled "Legacy mode" on my HP ...
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The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

I dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu.Last night, I accidently ran ntfsfix (from the ntfs-3g package) on the windows partition in my hard drive. When I usually boot my machine, it shows the windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 won't boot after install

I just tried to speed up an old laptop I had lying around by installing Ubuntu on it. I formatted the complete HDD and I've downloaded and tried installing the latest version of Ubuntu (14.10) on it ...
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Why does UEFI installer not run on my EFI machine?

Have been working on building a multi boot system using EFI. This EFI capable system can not boot Ubuntu or any other installation media using EFI with the only exception being Windows installation ...
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How can I fix the error in 7-zip “0 can not open output file G:\autorun.inf” when trying to create a live usb with Ubuntu on it?

I run a 64-bit windows 8 laptop. I have tried both the 12.04.4 and 13.1 ISO files. I use the Universal USB Installer here http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/. when I ...
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Issues booting into ubuntu

So, I cannot get ubuntu to boot on my laptop. What happens is I put in my flash drive and change the boot priority and the normal screen of "try ubuntu before installing" appears. That is what I ...
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Unable to boot into 2nd Ubuntu installation on new SSD

I recently installed a new SSD on my laptop along with my old HDD. On this SSD, i did a new Ubuntu installation. so now i have sda old Windows and Ubuntu sdb new ubuntu installation I updated ...
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Is this a good way to dualboot Kubuntu with Windows 7 (legacy)

I have just bought a new computer pre-installed with 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1) on which I wish to install Kubuntu for dual boot. Installing dual boot was easy on my last computer, ...
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Windows Dual Boot Attempt, No bootable Device

I have a problem For a long time I have had windows 8 (followed by 8.1) and ubuntu on the same disk but booting directly to windows as my grub boot files were too far from disk start. I could access ...
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I changed my passwords using recovery mode and now my computer doesn't even boot

I bought new computer, I set up all necessary passwords, then I removed them, but somehow I couldn't authenticate for installing new drivers, so I read that I should recover the passwords using reboot ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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Boot randomly leaves eth1 unable to send but can receive

On my Ubuntu 14.04 server with dual NICS the NIC connected to the router, eth1, will, just after boot randomly be in a state in which it can listen but not send. I use Wireshark to monitor the ...
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Ubuntu 13.11 Kernel panic - not syncing: Machine check from unknown source

My Inspiron N5010 with Ubuntu 13.11 doesn't BOOT and gives the error: Kernel panic - not syncing: Machine check with unknown source Rebooting in 30seconds Current kernel and all recovery modes ...
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USB Installed Ubuntu server fails to load without USB

I have tried installing the Ubuntu server (version 14.04) onto my acer desktop using my USB. I configured the USB through Universal USB Installer (version 1.9.5.7), using the option that said Ubuntu ...
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Disk Error - /tmp not loading or present'

![disk utility details][1]I had suspended my system for a while. After reopening, I did not reach the usual Password page. On restarting, the grub page opened up where I was given options of booting ...
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server won't boot after installation [ dell poweredge T20 ]

i got a dell poweredge T20 but after the installation it won't start it won't boot the HD were the system is installed or the usb I NEED HELP specs: 4 GB DDR2 Ram intel xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 1 TB HD ...
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Stuck at GRUB menu

I feel really dumb saying this... Thanks to the help I received on this forum, I finally fixed my Wine/Pipelight issue and could finally upgrade from 'Trusty' to 'Utopic'. To clean up extra files, ...
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Can't boot my Windows on Ubuntu machine

I've finally decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I made a dual boot option, with I think has no problems, but now when I turn on my laptop, it goes straight to Ubuntu, and no way to ...
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server won't boot after installation [dell poweredge T20]

i got a dell poweredge T20 but after the installation it won't start it won't boot the HD were the system is installed or the usb I NEED HELP specs: 4 GB DDR2 Ram intel xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 1 TB ...
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How to recognize and delete Ubuntu partitions from Windows 8 Dual Boot Machine?

About a year ago I installed Ubuntu 13.10 side-by-side with Windows 8. A few weeks later I updated it to 14.04 (only so I could stop seeing the "available updates" message) and I updated my Windows 8 ...
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Internal HD folders appear but most contain zero items, trying to copy to external HD

Ok, so bare with me please and thank you in advance, I just taught myself how to do this. My asus 1005p netbook (no dvd/cd drive) crashed and would not boot. Reading a lot over the course of a week ...
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Start Up error messages?

When I boot my PC on I get the following errors before the login screen. [ 20.371238] Support for cores revisions 0x17 and 0x18 disabled by module param allhwsupport=0. Try b43.allhwsupport=1 [ ...
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Installing on a MSI GS60 2QD - Bootloader and wifi drivers question

I just bought myself a new laptop, the MSI GS60 2QD Ghost. It comes with Windows 8.1 pre installed and the new UEFI software instead of the old BIOS. I've read a lot of threads about how to set up ...
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Boot Ubuntu without disk nfs + pxe

I want to boot from pxe, dhcp -> pxelinux.0 -> as I understand then, you need the kernel (the question you need to prepare or from the installation CD to take and norms) LABEL Ubuntu linux Live Boot ...
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14.10 How to boot a RescueCD from Grub2

I kind of crashed my computer and I no longer have a GUI. I'm stuck in the Grub Terminal and don't know how to boot the LiveCD ISO on my USB key. I'm trapped! A list of commands would be great, a ...
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I get only a GRUB terminal after installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. How do I fix this?

I attempted to load Windows 8 and Ubuntu alongside each other and it was working well until my Ubuntu installation completed and I restarted the computer. Now I can't get past this error: Minimal ...
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What caused this GRUB error? [on hold]

I've been using Ubuntu since long time now, haven't made a fresh install like 2 years from now. This morning, around 2 a.m., suddenly my computer won't turn on, displaying an error with tmp ...
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Boot from USB option not avalible Ubuntu 14.10

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my ASUS K55V laptop running UBUNTU 14.10 but I cannot seem to find Boot from USB option in BIOS. There are only two options to boot form, Hard disk and DVD Drive. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Macintosh PowerPC, no CD-drive, USB boot not working

I've got a Macintosh PowerPC G5 running on Mac OSX 10.4, it's a bit too old to upgrade to 10.5 and 10.4 doesn't have compatibility with much. I decided to install Ubuntu instead, I have attempted to ...
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My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?

I am trying to boot Ubuntu on my computer. When I boot Ubuntu, it boots to a black screen. How can I fix this? Table of Contents: If you are trying to install Ubuntu If you have a dual boot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade boot problems

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I have a boot in problem. When starting the Computer, it first produces a orange rectangle (Ubuntu Colour), then a blank screen, and nothing ...
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grub does not show Windows 8 installation

I have a triple boot Ubuntu14.10/MacOSX/Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro. However, Windows does not show up in grub, only MacOS and Ubuntu show up. I tried a few things from other similar questions but ...
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Freezed login fily

My problem started after i rebooted my pc ,after booting everything went ok untill the login screen where i type my password an then it freezes ,nothing happens , i can't get to tty shell by ...
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Resume from hibernation (pm-hibernate) randomly reboots

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome as primary window manager (not Ubuntu Gnome, just installed Gnome after Ubuntu). I often tend to use pm-hibernate to get into hibernation, but when I boot again the ...
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Enter BIOS from Ubuntu 14.04 (Ideapad Yoga 13 - Novo Button)

I changed the BIOS settings in my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga13 running Windows 8.1, as I was having difficulties in installing Ubuntu 14.04. In the process I also changed the UEFI to LEGACY. Later Ubuntu ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 with grub4dos (RMPrepUSB)

After downloading the Ubuntu 14.04, I need run/install it from a bootable Flash drive. I have a bootable pendrive, with grub4dos, and I was looking for someone who had posted the command to run / ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Grub 2.0

I know this question may have been asked hundreds of times before but there doesn't seem to be one answer to how to solve it. I upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 13.10 and my computer was low on ...
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kernel BUG at /build/buildd/linux-3.16.0/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/radeon_s8.c:321!

I just bought a new Dell laptop with Windows 8 and am attempting to install Ubuntu 14.10. I used Startup Disk Creator with the PC Intel x86 desktop image to create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive with a ...
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0xc000000f error when starting Windows from Grub

Recently I corrected the dual boot by re-installing the grub bootloader. I did that by first adding an entry pointing to Linux in easyBCD settings. Then, when I restarted the computer it showed ...
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UEFI and Ubuntu install bootloader

Can someone give clear instructions as to how I am to install Ubuntu and boot it via UEFI. I just bought a new harddrive from scratch. I have GParted on a usb stick Also Ubuntu on a usb stick This ...
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Replace Windows XP with linux (preferably Ubuntu)

I have an OLD Dell Inspiron laptop with a 1.60GHz Pentium, 500MB RAM and a 75GB hard drive. It has a CD read and write drive (will it even play an 800MB CD?), it does NOT have a DVD drive, it has 2 ...
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HP chromebook 11 CB2 and ubuntu 14.04

I have an HP Chromebook 11 CB2 and am looking to do a true install of Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit on the ARM processor with a live boot USB. I have developer mode enabled and set crossystem dev_boot_usb=1. ...
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Boot from NFS drive with persistence

I have installed PXELinux on my Synology NAS and unpacked the ubuntu ISO in the NAS. I can now boot from my PC thru PXE into ubuntu. This is how my pxelinux entry looks: LABEL Ubuntu Menu label ...