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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Toshiba Laptop can't find Ubuntu on boot

I just installed ubuntu via a USB to my toshiba satellite laptop. Everything went fine as far as the install goes but when I go to restart so I can boot into the install the laptop can't find anything ...
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Booting ubuntu from external hard drive

After installing ubuntu to a 32 GB. flash drive from a live usb, i attempted to boot the flash drive on my mac using target disk mode, but the mac cannot find it. After this, i booted my mac from the ...
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Blacklist.conf “Ignoring Bad Line Boot Prompt”

Alright Ubuntu wizards, I jacked up my system a bit unnecessarily, which is now giving me the chance to learn more about how to fix it...a vicious cycle. Anyway, I have it mostly up and running ...
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Trial Version 14.04.1 LTS on Emachines G640 with 8Gbytes memory

Due a Windows 7 crash, I decide instead of recovering Windows 7, first to try the subjected version without installing on my G640. I have made an USB version with pendrivelinux. The first graphic ...
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Error: no such partition grub rescue

I have make drives on my hp laptop b/c i have to install linux on one drive while using windows on other.? one of that drive is if 100gb but while installing linux (version fedora) i have made this ...
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Operating System Not found Error. When booting from USB in Windows 8?

I tried to have a fresh install of latest Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 in my laptop running on Windows 8 using USB iso image. I am careful on all things like : BIOS settings - External USB Flash drive - ...
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Slow Boot Times — “gave up waiting for root device” error

I just installed Ubuntu this past Sunday. This afternoon after my laptop battery was drained, I plugged it in and started to boot into Ubuntu (I have a dual-boot setup along with Windows 8.1). I was ...
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How to install Ubuntu from windows

I want to install Ubuntu server on a free partition, my hdd is divided into two partitions, the first holds windows, my programs and so on, the second one is completely empty. I can't make a bootable ...
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How do I remove old kernel files from /boot and fix a potential error listed in <sudo dpkg --list 'linux-image*'>?

Any help with the following would be very much appreciated: A few days ago I installed the latest stable Linux kernel (3.16.3) and then I used the one liner from here to remove my old kernels. The ...
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installation on Asus Zenbook UX301LA

I am afraid I messed up things pretty badly while trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 on a brand new Asus Zenbook UX301LA. The situation is: I am pretty sure that I have destroyed Windows8 ...
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Ubuntu server not booting GUI

I work for an IT company that usually supports Windows systems only. Recently we had a new client come to us with an old Linux server that they're having some problems with. They boot up the server ...
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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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“Libkmod: EROR… ignoring bad line” start-up issue

Just started using Linux Ubuntu 14.04 and when i try to boot it, it gives me this error message. After error message it boots successfully. The point is, i had this "ath9k.conf" file in directory ...
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how to boot ubuntu from external hard drive

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 . Using GParted I have copied the Ubuntu partition to an external HDD connected via USB . The partition with Ubuntu on the external HDD has its flag set by GParted to ...
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Can't install Ubuntu from USB, the screen resizes and stops

I know there were a lot of this questisons, but I haven't found solution anywhere for my particular problem. I have Windows 8 now and I want to delete it all and instal Ubuntu. I made USB Boot ...
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WiFi not working after suspend. Have tried fix

Every time after my laptop is suspended (either from closing the lid or manually suspending), WiFi is disabled and clicking on the network indicator says that networking is disabled. The only way to ...
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Long startup time after power supply is changed

I have a deskop PC here running Ubuntu 14.04 and observer very long start up time - about 5 minutes. If the Ubuntu is already started and I restarted it, it takes about 30 seconds to load. So the ...
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Attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04. Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

I am rather new to Linux and Ubuntu and have attempted to download Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, burn it to a disk, and install it on my SlimPro Model SP675P with an external DVD drive. I run the disk and my ...
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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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unknown filesystem, grub rescue

When I try to boot I get this message: error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> _ results of: grub rescue> ls are as follows: (hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1) (fd0)
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 installed in Toshiba Portege laptop

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, try to boot it using USB, I did download the .iso, I did put it into the USB. I'm using Toshiba Portege, forgot which one. When I'm open the BIOS with F2, I can't boot it ...
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New laptop won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

I removed the HDD from a Toshiba Computer I bought today and installed a 250GB SSD. After installing it, I immediately installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it from a USB drive. Everything went fine during ...
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Add Windows 8.1 to Grub List

I jus bought a Lenovo t430 and it had Windows 8.1 Pro when I received it. After some hard work i've got to install Ubuntu 14.04. After the install the grub didn't shown the windows option. Login in ...
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Ubuntu is not offered in bootup menu on Windows 7 reboot

I have a HP DV6 laptop running Windows 7. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 to my computer and burned the ISO image onto a DVD. I rebooted with the DVD in the tray and installed Ubuntu using the option. The ...
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Lubuntu 14.10 does not install correctly on Lenovo Carbon II. how do I recover?

Lubuntu 14.10 development version does not install correctly on the new Lenovo Carbons. It's something to do with the basic boot command. For instance, if I install 14.10 only, the computer does not ...
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Creating a bootable flash drive

I need to make a bootable Windows 8.1 flash drive and am trying to follow the instructions on this site "How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows". I am confused when I try following the 2nd ...
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ubuntu unknow partition cannot mount or update grub

After a power failure, I had the following error: error: unknown filesystem grub rescue> I ran the ubuntu repair using a live usb. The log can be found here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8464735/ After ...
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Boot fail 12.04 on 3.5.0-47

After updating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Lenovo W530 about two weeks ago, I have encountered numerous booting errors. My most recent (and default) version is 3.5.0-47 generic. The screen goes to ...
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Edubuntu inappropriate Kernel for installation

I faced this error while Runnign Edubuntu from Virtual Box. I used this edubuntu-13.04-dvd-i386.iso file.
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How do I block GRUB from appearing when resuming from hibernation?

When my computer boots up after being shut down, GRUB has a timeout. I want the same behavior after waking up from hibernation. Any ideas how to accomplish this? EDIT: here's a clarification of the ...
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Network configuration on boot taking longer than 60 seconds… why?

My HTPC was running Ubuntu 13.04 and had no problems, but I've re-formatted the system and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (minimal) from scratch and I've having a problem with my network. When the system ...
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GUI mode not loading

I have a HP ENVY 15z with Windows 8 pre-installed, and I've set part of the HDD for Linux, so I have Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 in dualboot. Problem is, Ubuntu no longer boots, Windows boots just fine but ...
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Any way to manually make a bootable USB from ISO?

I've been using Unetbootin but it occasionally fails to create a bootable usb the way I need it to, especially with the newer versions. Is there a way I could extract the iso myself?
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Does booting Ubuntu in Samsung laptop brick them? How do I know without taking risk of my laptops

I've got 2 Samsung laptops (Samsung NP550P5C-S01IN & Samsung NP350V5C-S06IN) I've read it recently that booting Linux in Samsung laptops bricked them permanently. I wish to install Ubuntu on ...
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Aspire s3 391-6046 Boot Configuration Data

Opens on Blue Screen and reads: Recovery Your PC needs to be repaired The boot configuration Data file is missing some required information File\BCD error code Oxc:000000d Press Esc to access UEFI ...
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Glitch on Ubuntu 14.04 boot

For some reason, I re-installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. But this time, I detected a glitch on boot. After the motherboard boot finished, there's a black screen with a purple border, and then for ...
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regarding installation of ubuntu 14.04

My pc has 1GB RAM and I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 32 bit by running .iso file from windows xp 32 bit. It always gives me error called' cannot download metalink and hence the iso file' I hv ...
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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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I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, but my Windows 8 is not opening

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, but when I open Windows 8 it won't boot. It asks me to enter a recovery disk, which I don't have. What do I do? This is not supposed to happen, ...
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cannot scroll up and down on boot select menu with new keyboard

I just bought a razer deathstalker, which works great on my windows boot. However, I went to restart my system, and when I got to the boot menu, it was unable to move up and down to select a boot. ...
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I can't boot the ISO file

I have tried to boot the ISO file in my computer but I couldn't. I'm using Windows 7 and I save the file in my flash drive. When I tried to boot the flash drive appear the following message: Remove ...
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HP envy 15, Boot from usb

I'm trying to boot a live usb from an HP envy 15 but I can' seem to do it. I have already entered the bios setup, disabled secure boot, enabled legacy support. But, the bios sasys that when legacy ...
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Kernel Panic, Can I get specific info from this screenshot I have?

here are the specs for my desktop: Linux Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS & Windows 7 HP pavilion p6000, AMD64 Here´s the problem details: Kernel panic error (Ubuntu) and Blue Screen of Death (Windows) ...
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Getting 14.04 to run in graphics mode on thinkpad 430s (after upgrade)

I have recently upgraded my Thinkpad430s from 12.10 -> 13.10 -> 14.04. After the upgrade to 13.10 I could not boot in graphics mode and in order to start the system I had to edit the grub entry to ...
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Installing UBUNTU 14.04.01

I try to install and get a message that the Kernal is missing. What do I do. I am trying to install Ubuntu on a partioned disk. The machine is Dell Inspiron 8600 the other partion has Windows XP SP3 ...
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I re-installed ubuntu 14.04 and it won't boot

I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04, and I can't get it to boot or do anything. I'm not even getting an error message, just the black screen with the flashing underscore. I don't have a Windows dual-boot set ...
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Consolidating hard disks into one machine leads to GRUB “A disk read error occurred” with Win7

Situation: My older Win7 laptop died (power issues). My new Kubuntu computer has an extra drive bay, so I'm trying to get dual boot to make them play nice together in the same machine. Both drives ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not installing correctly

I am trying to install Ubuntu onto an old computer. Computer itself is a 1.7GHz processor with 608Mb RAM, standard on-board VGA graphics (ie no additonal graphics card) and a clean (ie no Windows) ...
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How can i start another operating system from within the ubuntu live cd?

I'm in a situation where i want to test various backup scripts for a remote vbox or vmware VM. For that I'm going to use an improvised 'pre-boot' environment for the guest machine made from a ...
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mdadm raid1 boot error

I created a RAID with Intel-Rapid-Storage(RST) - containing 2 3TB HDDs. Then I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 64Bit. Everything worked fine and then I did a reboot. Then I got the following error ...