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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I have an Ubuntu option on boot, but Ubuntu is not installed and I want to get rid of it

My laptop originally came with Windows 8, a while back I tried to install Ubuntu, but it didn't work so I just deleted everything. Today I did a factory reset on my laptop because I am going to sell ...
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Problem With Unetbootin (Or, Perhaps, Me)

As I mentioned before, I'm having a lot of stability issues on Lubuntu 13, so I'm trying to upgrade to the alternate install of Lubuntu 14.04, as my computer has about 500MB RAM. I went to ...
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persistent mode stuck on “begin: running /scripts/init-bottom”

Asus K52F, does not boot in persistent mode, just in live mode, when i try to boot in persistent mode, he stuck on "begin: running /scripts/init-bottom" , my HD isn't inside, because he burned, this ...
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14.04.1 install froze and failed, don't know what to do next

I'm new to ubuntu. I used installation DVD for dual boot, which created new partition in addition to Windows 7 on a Lenovo laptop with i5 460M processor and 500gb drive. It went well for 2/3 of ...
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grub rescue / move folder

I made a really silly sudo mv /* /some_folder move command on my remote server vm ubuntu 12.04 that moved my boot folder to /home/.../somefolder/boot I can access this folder via a ...
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How do i disable grub start up messages instead of splash screen? [duplicate]

I seem to be having some problems trying to get my boot up screen to just show the splash screen instead of the messages, i really dont know what to do, can anyone help? i left a video here so you can ...
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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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rc.local won't execute the script

This is my rc.local #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. # ...
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Problem with xubuntu after boot from hard disk

I'm now on Windows but I have Xubuntu too. When I restart my computer and boot into Xubuntu, the loading screen appears and when is time to show up the desktop, nothing happens, it remains on black ...
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Ubuntu can't boot after failed attempt to install Gnome3

I tried to install Gnome 2 on Ubuntu, which was actually GNOME 3 . During the install, my computer died because the battery was dead. The install wasn't finished. Now Ubuntu won't start. I think I ...
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Where do I find all the apps that run during startup on ubuntu 12.04?

Where do i find the file that dictates which apps run during boot up? I want to add a script I made to run on bootup.
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Can't boot Ubuntu after installing it and it looks like it isn't even installed in the disc management

I Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 45GB partition, and when it asked me to reboot the computer, the dual boot menu didn't appear, it boot directly Windows 7. When I checked the disc management, there was ...
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PXE Boot Recent Ubuntu Live CDs

I've been having trouble with recent Ubuntu live CDs trying to boot off of them via PXE. My ultimate goal is to rebuild an old Ubuntu 9.04 diskless box using the newer Ubuntu 12.04.4 build. When ...
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reinstalling boot loader after linux partition removal

The process: I had a Windows 7 partition and an Ubuntu 11.04 partition on the same HDD. (35GB Windows 7, 400GB data, 15GB free for Linux). Windows 7 was installed first, then Ubuntu with GRUB loader. ...
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My ntfs partition appear so many

My Windows 8 is missing in grub after installing a new linux distro (elemetary os), I already have Ubuntu. I booted into liveUSB and ran boot-repair and was Grub fixed, but when I boot into Ubuntu ...
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How To Post a http Form On Boot? Maybe by Running a PHP Script?

I am using Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server. I have a PHP file that contains some script/code that I want to run when I turn my serveron. I want to run this XXXXXX.php file on my server startup before ...
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Computer will not boot

this is my first time using/installing ubuntu. I booted from a usb and it was running, however when i started to "install" it for the second time (getting rid of windows completely) half way through ...
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Installing linux on OCZ RevoDrive3 x2

First of all, here is the configuration of my computer: Motherboard: Asus H87Plus RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB Processor: Intel i7 4770 Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 (240 GB) (OCZ Revodrive3 is a PCIe ...
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Why this occurs error: Diskfilter writes are not supported

This message occurs when leaving the Grub menu and before the Ubuntu splash screen. How do I fix the problem to clear the message? And what doe is it mean? error: Diskfilter writes are not ...
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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready or not present

This is frustrating as heck, I moved away from Windows 7 OS because of issues, errors, and such and was sold to Ubuntu because it was supposed to be reliable, and now errors and issues right after ...
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How do I create an EFI-bootable ISO of a customized version of Ubuntu?

I have created an own Ubuntu distribution that I want to boot (from a USB) on my MAC. When using the standard 64bit-Ubuntu-iso from the Ubuntu website, it boots. However, when doing the exact same ...
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Why does Ubuntu gets stuck on the loading screen?

I've been experiencing many problem lately since I fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my SONY VAIO VPCEH with Windows 7 previously installed. Sometimes when I try to boot Ubuntu, it gets stuck at ...
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Hide GRUB2 menu UNLESS you hold down Shift key: how to make this happen?

I have a Ubuntu - Windows 7 dual-boot set-up, and I would like to have it that my laptop would boot up Windows 7 unless I press down the Shift key right after boot and bring up the Grub2 menu from ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu over a previous Windows 7 installation using wubi. Once the boot manager asks for which operating system I want I click on Linux, but a message comes up that says: (Taken from ...
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Why isn't my upstart service starting on system boot?

Following on from this question, I have written a simple upstart service (/etc/init/pms.conf) for my headless Ubuntu Server 11.04 box as follows: start on filesystem and net-device-up IFACE=eth0 stop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 wont boot from BIOS using USB install, am I doing something wrong?

This is my first time messing around with Ubuntu. Ok so I've been at this the last few hours and I'm not sure what's going wrong.. I've downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO twice and confirmed the md5 ...
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Ubuntu update caused system to freeze on boot at purple screen. Recovery mode fails and brings up BusyBox

I've searched through existing questions, but nothing addresses my problem. My system running Ubuntu 14.04 went through a partial-update a few days ago. Ever since, my system will not boot. It ...
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How to delete Refind entries

I'm not sure which area this post would be appropriate, but here goes. I have attempted several different Linux distributions on my Macbook Pro Retina (10.1) before settling on Ubuntu 13.04 and I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after installation

I have a Vaio Pro and had Ubuntu 13.10 with EFI boot on it which worked fine until I did something wrong. What I did: reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 run boot-repair create the ...
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How do I find the boot parameters used by the running kernel?

Is there a way to find out with what parameters did the kernel boot? For example if I specify noexec=off at the grub command line? Can I see this sort of info after the system has finished booting?
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performed Fresh install from USB, at system restart it hangs at verifying dmi pool data

This is my first time installing an OS, so please bear with me; after much searching was unable to find an answer to my specific issue. Im doing a fresh install, with no other OS on the computer. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot

I get these errors during booting in Ubuntu 14.04: mount: mounting /dev/disk/ by-uuid /926b9e0e.. mount: mounting /dev/on /root/dev failed mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed mount: mounting ...
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Gave Up Waiting For Root Device - Fresh Install 14.04

I am getting the error: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system ...
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Ubuntu stuck at black screen with pink diagonal lines after selecting “Try Ubuntu.” (Update - Still need help)

I'm trying to follow the instructions from this site (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/), but after selecting "Try ...
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GRUB repair issue - duplicate Ubuntu and no Windows

I tried to repaid grub via Boot-Repaid and these are the results: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7894957/ Currently I have two Ubuntus listed (but they boot into the same system) and the Windows ...
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Help with Grub rescue!

I have a Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 5100. I was in the middle of upgrading to 14.1 (or something like that) and my laptop shut off. Now, when I turn it on, it goes straight to the black screen that says: ...
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Error while Booting Ubuntu 14.04

Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu14.04, whenever Boot loader starts, Getting an error message Error : file not found for 3 seconds and OS starts loading, While Loading OS also getting same error Message: ...
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“SIS630 Compatible Bus Not Detected” while installing

I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04, I got sis630_smbus SIS630 compatible bus not detected, module not inserted. Then the screen goes black, then goes gray with a mouse active. Then back to setup menu: ...
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Command for going from Chrome to Chrubuntu

I installed Chrubuntu onto my Acer C720 three times. Each time it reverts to only opening to Chrome even if I put in Control L. I have to reinstall Chrubuntu. It works for a while but then starts ...
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fakeRAID problem [on hold]

I have an HP N40L microserver, with 2 identical drives, I used the system to hardware-RAID them as a mirror (fakeRAID I believe). I then installed mint on the system about a year ago. This has been ...
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dual booting windows 8 laptop with ubuntu [on hold]

I am using lenovo z510 series which was shipped with windows 8.1. In order to dual boot it, I had disabled secure boot and fast startup, and I also created partition for Ubuntu. Then I launched the ...
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no GRUB menu bootloader option

I have used Ubuntu distribution in my HP laptop along with Windows 7 dual-boot before. But due to some mistakes while partitioning using windows default partition tool, I formatted my system drives ...
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14.04 Doesnt boot after upgrading from 12.04

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8.1. It was perfectly working, until I upgraded to 14.04, the process was quite slow, and it doesn't boot anymore. It says, mount: mounting/dev/loop0 ...
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Why it's dual UEFI Boot Manger For UEFI Ubuntu OS

After installing Ubuntu 64bit UEFI Image with the CSM Disable setting, I have two entries in the boot menu. These two entries show the same name: Ubuntu:XXXXXXX. I can't find any difference between ...
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My (older) computer has become unbootable except for ubuntu minimal CD - RAID mdadm

I really hope someone can help me out here because my computer has become unbootable, and it holds a RAID-5 data disk Array (mdadm ) which I need to recover. No OS will boot, nor USB, nor DVD, nor ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer does not detect Windows on drive, missing “Install alongside” option [duplicate]

Firstly some information about my computer. I just have a C: drive and a D: drive. My C: drive just has a bunch of programs and my D: drive has all my work. I am running windows 7 and I'm trying to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot start

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, and I cannot start it. I tried twice. The first time, I used a CD I burned. (The CD works for my another computer, so it is OK.) After wubi did something in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts not booting after once I boot into windows

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dell inspiron n5010. Dual boot is working fine. I tried to get boot options for Windows 7 and Ubuntu and I am able to boot into both OS. But there is one ...
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Cant edit a file in Windows to install Ubuntu in a LiveUSB [on hold]

im following a tutorial to get an Ubuntu USB-Live, and I have already installed Ubuntu on the USB, but the get this done I need to edit the file syslinux.cfg and leave it this way: default unetbootin ...
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How to choose default output port (boot screen) in a nvidia card?

I have a NVida card and binary drivers. I have my monitor connected at the vga port and the TV at the HDMI port. When the computer boots, the grub menu and sometimes the login screen goes to the TV ...