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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Lubuntu suspends during boot screen: works normal in the desktop

When starting up my computer it automatically suspends when it hits the Lubuntu boot-up screen. I push the space bar and wake it up. It resumes booting up at the login screen. After I reach the ...
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Ubuntu won't boot with over 4gb ram

When booting Ubuntu 14.04 server LTS with more than 4gb Ram the computer displays a black screen. I have an Asrock d1800b-itx motherboard. The processor is an Intel Celeron j1800 (64 bit processor) it ...
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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot: grub does not appear

First time installing Ubuntu. I have followed the instructions here, with the difference that: I had already used Windows to create 3 partitions for Ubuntu. This line in step 7 did not work: sudo ...
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USB drive not mounting on Kubuntu; mounts on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Kubuntu 32bit (not sure which version). I want go back to having Ubuntu 14.04 which I have on my USB drive but it isn't mounting it. I have tried this but but it doesn't find anything: ...
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Install full partition of Ubuntu on Chromebook(removing Chrome OS fully?)

Are there any guides on how to do this specifically? I do not wish to dual-boot, I only want it to run ubuntu. I have looked at several guides but I am unsure of which to follow - most seem to do the ...
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Running from USB-stick, reboots on Asus?

So I followed the instructions to create an isofile and choose try ubuntu without installing. Having problems on an Asus notebook. Got it to work once, but now it does some sort of check and then ...
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new Ubuntu installation to non raid disk using existing raid0

I am trying to install a new Ubuntu partition in dual boot with Windows 7 Home Basic. I have Windows running on a raid0 on my SSD and I have a separate HDD that's not part of the RAID and works as ...
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Ubuntu live usb and installation freezes

the problem is, that the ubuntu 15.04 64bit as well as the 14.04 64bit live usb I created freezes at random points during the installation as well as when I use it as a live cd. I verified the usb ...
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Grub with Multiple Operating Systems

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on a 10 year old desktop simply as something to do, and with an extra hard drive lying around, I decided to install Turnkey Linux Fileserver solely on the second ...
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Installing Ubuntu on seperate drive without USB or CD

So I just recently acquired an SSD,(sda) I'm currently running ubuntu from a 3TB HDD (sdb) I want to install ubuntu on my SSD and remove it from the HDD to use just as storage. my bios doesn't seem ...
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black screen if using quiet splash

i have some problem in ubuntu gnome 14.04.2 LTS. I have a black screen when I first turn on my Ubuntu. but I can handle it by replacing the "quiet splash" with "nomodeset". but the other problem is ...
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How can I restore my boot screen in ubuntu 12.04?

I installed Kubuntu on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation... big mistake! It has now changed my boot screen (boot prior to lightdm login screen) How can I restore this back to Ubuntu login? Nvidia ...
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Remove grub2 from Surface Pro 1

i installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro following this guide: Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? But now I want to remove Grub2 and switch back to the regular Bootloader to be able to enter the Windows ...
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bind9 starting with boot

How to add bind9 to start with Ubuntu boot? I search a lot and didn't find anything useful. Maybe something related to init.d, right?
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How to PXE network boot Ubuntu Server 14.04 using NFS

So far I have a PXE server based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 setup and running, configured to serve a Linux Mint 17 live CD and Ubuntu Server 14.04. The aim is to use NFS to serve install media around the ...
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HP laptop using Ubuntu can't boot!

I have HP 255 G2 laptop which uses Ubuntu. I was using the laptop and I saw that it was not working properly. I rebooted but it still doesn't boot . It shows me the usual black screen with a line on ...
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu with a GPT Harddrive

I would like to know how to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu using bcdedit. I have UEFI with secure boot enabled and both OS's can be booted from the UEFI boot menu by pressing F9. I also have ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 15.04 on Mac Mini with Ubuntu Desktop Installed

I have a Mac Mini that I somehow (god knows how) managed to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 onto in the past. I want to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.04 on to the Mac Mini but I can't get it to recognize my ...
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PC stuck on black screen, flashing underscore when trying to fresh install [duplicate]

I am trying to install 14.04.2 LTS on a new PC. When the splash screen comes up, I select "install Ubuntu", and it proceeds to the black screen and flashing underscore bar. At this stage, it is ...
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Having trouble with 32 bit install

I'm having trouble with the 32-bit of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've tried to install it with Wubi to dual-boot with Windows Vista but it's just not working. The few times I've tried the install fails or it ...
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Macbook Pro Ubuntu install freezes after grub menu

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 (also tried 14.04.1 LTS) on my 2009 Macbook Pro 5,2. I have installed rEFInd, I have made a bootable USB as instructed on the Ubuntu site. I can get to the grub ...
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How to switch remotely from Ubuntu and Windows 7 and vice versa?

How do I switch from Ubuntu and Windows 7 (and vice versa) while working remotely? Actually, I'm using the Windows loader (BCD) on MBR, and I have two choices: Windows 7 Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Logged as root changes are not made

Firstly I want to mention that my hard-drive today stopped to boot Ubuntu, because of I/O read errors. The problem seems to be related to a hardware one, not a logical one. I used Hirens tools on a ...
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No boot (not even from live USB) after trying to install Windows 10 technical preview

Machine: laptop, Toshiba Satellite a215, with dual boot: Windows 7 and Linux Mint (linux bootloader) Facts: trying to clean install Win 10 After partition asking, hit next and blocks. Waiting for a ...
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Can not boot! initramfs error!

I've had Ubuntu for a while and it'd been working fine till now. Every time I try to boot I get this message and I can not go any further: BusyBox v1.17.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.17.1-10ubuntu1) built-in shell ...
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Panic Error on Boot - Ubuntu 14.4

I recently did an update on my machine and ever since Ubuntu will not boot properly. I get an error message and I have to go into recovery mode in order to start the boot process. I have tried ...
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Boot problems after gparted-live and boot-repair

I removed Windows 8 using gparted Live CD and used the resulting unallocated space to enlarge my ubuntu partitions. After doing it, the dual boot grub I had was useless so I ran boot-repair from a ...
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Adding swap due boot take too long time

everyone. I noticed that adding swap takes too long: Jul 5 22:41:10 dizpers-pc kernel: [ 19.762255] Adding 7999484k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:7999484k FS Jul 5 22:41:15 ...
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Drop to a console after boot, and then start the GUI when required

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome as the Desktop Environment. When I boot, I want it to be quick, and drop into a shell. I'll enter my username and password, and if I require, I will start the ...
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Can't set uefi boot order. Faulty firmware? [duplicate]

I am trying to change boot order on my UEFI GPT system (because of preinstalled Windows 8.1) on my HP Envy 15. Successfully installed ubuntu alongside windows. Boot-repair said it successfully did ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 7

Unable Install Ubuntu with windows 7. I tried many times to install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 7. The instllation is completed successfully in every attempt but i can't boot to ubuntu. I install ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu 15.04 on SSD

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my SSD a few days ago, and this morning I removed my HDD with Windows 8.1 to see if Ubuntu would boot. It didn't. I put the HDD back in and restarted, but with no avail. ...
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How to access UBUNTU from USB HDD

DISCLAIMER: I am very new to UBUNTU and Linux in general! I have installed UBUNTU on my external HDD. My computer has Win 8.1 on its HDD. What I want is to get the GRUB screen at bootup asking for ...
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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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Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)?

Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)? I am familiar of fast boot being disabled during installation of Ubuntu. Does that mean Windows will always boot ...
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First installation like a breeze - reinstallation nothing but woes

I own a MSI GS60 that has Intel Graphics and an nVidia GTX 860M graphic cards, a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HD. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it without any problems. I totally loved it. Then I had the idea ...
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How can I dual boot the Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 with a trick?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed Ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 2 partitions: / and a swap partition. ...
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Recovery from user@1000service error in 14.10

My system crashed. When I rebooted the disk check reported errors. I asked it to fix the errors. My system will now not boot to login in graphics mode. After the screen flashes I see saned ...
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SLOW system on HIGH-END Custom PC

Bought a fresh HD for Ubuntu & Windows 8.1 setup. Both OS on different HD's. Ubuntu HD is SATA 6 GB/s, Windows HD is SSD. Windows is on SATA 1 and Ubuntu is on SATA 4 slot. Basic system info: ...
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Cannot boot into Windows Vista from grub menu

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Already installed Windows Vista on the same partition /dev/sda. I have the older BIOS based laptop NOT UEFI. I was able to work on both Ubuntu and Windows selecting ...
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cant turn off secure boot to install ubuntu

I am a long time Ubuntu user who recently upgraded my pc and I installed kubuntu (15.04) when I saw I wasn't connected to the Internet, I fiddled around looking online and nobody had the same mobo and ...
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Configure and run indicator-sysmonitor on boot at login prompt

I want to use indicator-sysmonitor to display an indicator showing that the network connection is up amongst other things immediately at boot on the lightdm login screen. I followed these steps to ...
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How do I finish installing ubuntu after it froze

I was installing ubuntu and I got to setting a username. I typed in a username then I tried typing a password but it froze. So i x'ed out the terminal and restarted my computer(hp chromebook 14). When ...
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HP UEFI doesn't boot Ubuntu automatically

I own a HP ProBook, which came with SLED11 preinstalled, and on which I has Trusty installed (NO Dual boot). UEFI wasn't enabled. Now I bought a SSD and built it into the laptop. As I read that using ...
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'update-grub' syntax error

I've read several previous questions and found no solution. Where I run the update-grub command it gives me this output: root@Agustin-Ubuntu:/home/agustin# update-grub Generating grub.cfg ... ...
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Mouse and Display not working on new install

I recently inherited an older (circa 2011) Compaq PC and decided to try out Ubuntu on it. I burned the latest 64-bit release (14.02.4)to a DVD and ran it and tried it without a problem. After I went ...
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Operating System not Found after installing Ubuntu in a Sony Vaio

I just bought a Sony Vaio SVS15115FLB that came with Windows 7, after enjoying the PC graphic power for a little, I decided it was time to install Ubuntu 12.04. First, I inserted a USB stick, ...
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UBUNTU sdcard doesn't boot

I'm having problems with my computer ( can't boot win8 ) so I need to rescue my data. A friend of mine told me I could do it booting ubunto from a USB drive, I downloaded ubuntu, I installed it on the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Mac Os X - GRUB Rescue prompt SET commands made permanent?

I recently re-installed my Mac OS X partition. This somehow messed up my entire partition scheme it seems. First I got dropped to the Grub rescue> prompt when trying to boot Ubuntu. I had never ...
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Standalone Grub2 EFI installation - grub.cfg placement?

I'm trying to use Grub2 as the boot manager on an EFI system in standalone mode. (The only persistent harddisk has OS X on it; Linux and Windows drives may or may not be present at times, hence the ...