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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14.10 only boots to UEFI Interactive shell

Hello I am very new to Ubuntu and am testing it out on a VirtualBox VM.. It installed fine, I was even able to install Guest Additions and a few apps before shutting it down for the day. Now when I ...
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How to fix Grub2 not viewing all OS on a Quad-Boot system?

I have quad-boot system set up right now for my Computer Engineering Class (Highschool). I have MS DOS, Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. Each individual operating system (on it's own partition) works ...
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Fresh install of 14.04 - Gave up waiting for root device

I hope you can help me. I've read many, many questions and solutions to my problem on here, however so far I have been unsuccessful in resolving the issue. The system is a Asrock e350m1, 4GB RAM, ...
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How do I EFI boot Zenbook Prime UX31A from built-in card reader?

How do I EFI boot Zenbook Prime UX31A from built-in card reader? Ubuntu Live 12.10 64bit has been copied onto an a SD card which I'm trying to boot from. When I power on my Zenbook and press ESC for ...
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SSD not showing in grub after dual boot

I followed this guide a link! because I have two hard drives, win 7 on SSD, and ubuntu on hdd. I can manually choose to boot into either just fine, but I would like to be able to see my SSD in the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 grub rescue no bios boot settings

(Im new to posting in forums, so I apologize in advance if this is in the improper place, though I thought this might be a unique problem after scouring endless posts). My problem began after using ...
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How to create an encrypted ubuntu instalation on a usb key with support for both UEFI and BIOS?

I am trying to create a usb key with encrypted ubuntu on it, that could be booted on both UEFI and BIOS machines. Aiming for Ubuntu MATE. I am using a virtualbox vm that boots in efi mode to live ISO, ...
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VirtualBox boots only in UEFI Interactive shell

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox with UEFI. But now I have rebootet this OS and now it boots into a UEFI Interactive Shell v2.0. How can I boot normaly into Grub again? I hope you can help me, ...
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This computer currently has no detected operating systems (no UEFI)

I am trying to install Ubuntu in a laptop with Windows 8.1, but after launching from a USB, I obtain the message “This computer currently has no detected operating systems”. I’ve seen a lot of similar ...
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blank screen after boot in ubuntu 14.04 with an unblinking dash

Initially I was reaching the login screen but after entering the password everything just freezed but I could use Ctrl alt f1.to fix this I followed some solutions online and then ended up in login ...
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Ubuntu installation erased whole hard drive?

I have a laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed and I have installed Ubuntu alongside it. I was trying to re-install Ubuntu using a DVD and on the installation panel I choose "Delete Ubuntu ...
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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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recover old data (not deleted)

I had a running laptop with 12.04 installed(it run but with errors keep showing). One day I was writing data to a newly brought DVD. It refused in Brasero to write saying the files have very long ...
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Rebooting takes too long after installing Ubuntu 14.10

I installed Ubuntu 14.10, also installed Additional Drivers and so on, I followed carefully all these procedures one-by-one from ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer E3-112 laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Acer E11 laptop (model E3-112). The installation was successful. However I cannot boot Ubuntu. It directly boots to windows and does not even shows Grub. ...
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GRUB not showing on cold boot but on warm boot

I have a dual boot between Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 (UEFI), but what is happening now is I am booted directly to windows when I first start my computer or restart from Ubuntu. I can see my grub only ...
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I Really need help used windows recovery partion for Installing ubuntu and only have 3.87 gib right now ay help?Thx?

Yeah so I was installing Ubuntu and i used windows recovery partition as the Ubuntu place where I decreased the size not knowing what the partition did and now I am running low on space and it wont ...
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fail to install ubuntu server 14.04 64bit LTS from USB drive

I created a bootable USB using Startup disk creator (in ubuntu desktop 12.04 32bit), from an iso image of Ubuntu server 14.04 64 bit, when I want to boot another computer using this usb drive, The ...
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12.04.02 USB Installer, x86 works, x64 doesn't

so I downloaded both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of 12.04.2 (MD5 checks out); don't want 12.10 since I prefer LTS. I used Universal USB Installer ...
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How to delete grub entirely from grub rescue. Boot windows only

I had installed ubuntu (twice actually) onto the same drive. I wanted to 'try again' since one of them didn't install correctly and the other installed differently, but it worked. I was getting ...
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Prevent cold boot attack on running laptop by overwriting ram

Prevent cold boot attack on running laptop by overwriting ram Id like to use my laptop as a recording device when i leave home, but there would still be the possibiltity for a cold boot attack or ...
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How do I load the kernel from grub?

I am having problems booting my version of ubuntu 13.04. Whenever I tell it to boot it says: error: you need to load the kernel first. I don't know if I installed it wrong or it corrupted or ...
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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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Failed to Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk

I keep getting cannot install GRUB boot loader, so I chose continue without boot loader. Then I get the message "No boot loaderhas been installed......You will need to boot manually with the /vmlinuz ...
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Dual boot (14.10 and win8.1) and slow windows boot

On my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro) I got dual boot with Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome and Windows 8.1. Before installing Ubuntu boot of windows was as fast as on ssd drive should be. After setting up dual boot ...
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How Ubuntu boot process work?

I have read many articles about Linux boot process. As I understand the linux boot process is something like this : BIOS -> MBR -> GRUB -> Kernel -> Init What I really don't ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 with grub4dos (RMPrepUSB)

Code: title Run Ubuntu 14.04 find --set-root /BOOT/Linux/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso map /BOOT/Linux/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso (0xff) || map --mem ...
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How to make Ubuntu 14 more tolerant of power cut

We are developing an industrial machine running Ubuntu 14, with no keyboard or monitor. We have found that if power is lost during boot then at next boot the boot sequence waits for a keyboard entry ...
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Can I create a USB stick that has a permanent Ubuntu install with other bootable ISOs?

Essentially I have a 32GB USB stick, and what I want to create (in an ideal world) is a stick that will contain : A permanent install of Ubuntu (not the 'Try Ubuntu', as I want to save drivers, ...
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Unable to find Dell factory restauration partition

I want to restore my DELL Vostro to factory setting but I am not able to find the restauration partition. I tried to restore GRUB and Windows MBR but both can't access to recovery partition. Here ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 Dual-Boot on RAID Acer S7 question marks installation popup error “???”

While installing Ubuntu, the option 'Install Ubuntu alongside Microsoft Windows 8.1' doesn't show up. After properly configuring the computer's UEFI settings and partition the drives, the Install ...
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How do I improve boot speed?

I have seen many videos that make Ubuntu faster, but only makes the desktop faster. I am looking to make my computer boot faster. Is their anything i can do to make Ubuntu boot significantly faster?
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Fixing Windows7 Bootmgr

I made my laptop Dell XPS 15z dual boot with Ubuntu last year, and something went wrong & BOOTMGR of my windows got fried. I couldn't fix it that time. And I kept using Ubuntu. I don't even ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition [on hold]

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ubuntu ...
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Powermac G4 quicksilver 2002 won't boot any linux distro

I recently picked up a dual 1ghz powermac g4 quicksilver with 1gb of RAM, and a (i think 3rd party) VGA video output expansion to display on an HD TV. (more specs can be shown here) ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS ks.cfg

I am in the process of creating an automated Server Install using ks.cfg the entire process work fine expect for the formatting and partitioning of the disk. I want the installer to automatically ...
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Why is Ubuntu booting very slowly?

I haven't used Ubuntu in some time, but as I booted it up again several minutes ago it took nearly 2 minutes to reach the login screen. I installed bootchart after that and did another reboot, and ...
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Ubuntu won't start got errors

I get errors when I press install Ubuntu after booting from bootable usb. nouveau E[ PGRAPH][0000:01:00.0] failed to load fuc409c nouveau E[ DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] failed to create 0x18000717, -22 ...
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Downloaded Ubuntu 14 LTS, but on extraction shows all files broken

I am new to LINUX. So, I wanted to test it on USB. Used Universal-USB-Installer.exe downloaded from http://www.pendrivelinux.com to create a bootable USB. Then downloaded Ubuntu-14.04.2 Desktop 64 Bit ...
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Black Screen after unistalling Gnome 3

I installed gnome 3 for a try runing sudo apt-get install gnome-shell, then i uninstall it with all his packages using: sudo apt-get purge gnome-shell. Then i opened synaptic packages manager and ...
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“The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining”

After a recent update, I'm getting an alert saying: The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining But my computer has plenty of HD space free. Does anyone know how I resolve this. (If its ...
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Computer freezes when booting up Ubuntu on USB [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 and have got Ubuntu on my USB stick, but when I try to boot up Ubuntu from the memory stick it comes up with this screen and just stays on it for what ...
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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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Black screen apu+dgpu amd foss

writing this now from nomodeset with awful resolution any solution to solve it? using iobaf ppa but it also happen with ubuntu default open source drivers Ubuntu 14.10 laptop. When i boot i can hear ...
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A very unique problem

I tried starting up my personal computer today, only to find that it had serious difficulties. I found out that a younger brother had started it up once, and at some point during the boot up had typed ...
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Since last update: Splash broken

fellow Ubuntu Community! I am facing an issue with the splash-bootup screen on my notebook. Since one of the last updates, the splash screen is no longer showing the Ubuntu-logo and the glowing dots, ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 boot slow downs

Since the last few weeks I noticed an increasing slow down of the boot time of my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 box. Anyone willing to have a look at the attached dmesg and provide some suggestions to improve ...
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Grub halts on menu until enter is pressed

I have installed an Ubuntu server and it stops on the Grub Menu until ENTER is pressed without timing out and using the default entry. At first I thought that the problem was due to a reboot after a ...
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slow boot problem

I have Acer E1-510 and I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It really boots slowly,first blank black screen,than it blinks and again black screen. After 5-15 seconds it shows normal ubuntu ...
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Why is there an “update-grub” and a “update-grub2” command?

I updated my linux machine (dist-upgrade) and the linux-headers were updated. Suddenly the Windows option in GRUB was gone (booting parallel). This was solved by issuing "update-grub" everything works ...