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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Can't Reboot into Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu

I am newb in Ubuntu. Currently I am using an Acer V11 laptop with a pre-intalled Windows 8.1. I follow some guideline ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 will not load - stops in tty1

I was following some "guides" on how to clean my system and have cleaned it so well that it doesn't work anymore. Example: in synaptic, I completely removed all packages in "Not installed: residual ...
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ATI Radeon HD7000 Series (Laptop) - Switch Mode Between ATI & Intel Integrated GPU. Stuck on Boot Screen On Intel GPU Selection Mode

Laptop Specs: HP Pavilion G6-2020SE GPUs 1) ATI HD7000 Series 2) Intel Integrated OS Installed: x) Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) i) ATI Graphics Card Drivers Installed From AMD website. Note: Graphics Card ...
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Ubuntu not present after install?

I recently got a new laptop (TOSHIBA Satellite C50-B-14D) and just installed a new HDD for it and intended to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I must have done this about 5 times now, but after inserting ...
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After installation Ubuntu 14.04 does not start

I installed Ubuntu 14 successfully, but at the end of the process when the system restart the following message appears and the system does not respond: Wait-for-state stop/waiting Stooping rsync ...
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Creating an install drive - can not open output file autorun.inf

I am trying to make an install/boot drive for a computer that has no operating system and no optical drive. I used the ISO from Ubuntu.com and the burner from pendrivelinux.com. When the program ...
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Endless text loop while booting Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu today (using WUBI) and when booting, after GRUB screen there is text showing up rapidly. The text is looped. On the left side, it says Starting (and in line below it says Stopping), ...
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How To Run A Shell Script Again And Again Having X Interval Of Time In Root? [duplicate]

I have a shell script in my Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS at ./ShellScript.sh. I setup /etc/rc.local to run the shell script after boot but before login using below code. Run this: sudo nano /etc/rc.local ...
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kickstart installation problem while booting the system

I want to install the ubuntu 12.04 desktop I have prepared the kick-start file and I kept at /var/www/ks.cfg #Generated by Kickstart Configurator #platform=x86 #System language lang en_US #Language ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8.1 dual boot fails after distribution upgrade - no GRUB menu!

I have been successfully using both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro C50 since May 2014. After performing a "Distribution Upgrade" via the update manager GUI this morning the ...
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Regarding boot repair

I've repaired grub using boot repair disk x64. I've windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 on laptop both are working properly. I want to reinstall windows copy but it fails to boot from DVD and win 7 iso through ...
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Create bootable USB of Ubuntu on Mac for a failed partial ubuntu install

So I have 3 computers at my disposal, and would like to wipe my failed partial ubuntu update on COMP1 (which is also locked out from incorrect logins) (originally 12.04, failed partial of 14.04) and ...
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Both Feet Shot Off: Can boot neither ubuntu nor windows

I had kubuntu running in separate dual-boot lashup. When I booted, Ubuntu came up as the first option. Preparing to install Mint, I deleted the kubuntu partition and created and formatted a mew Mint ...
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COMRESET failed and slow boot times

I've been having slow boot up times with a fresh install of 12.04.2 LTS. I see this in my syslog: Jul 2 13:42:56 victor-Lenovo-U310 kernel: [20058.135895] ata1: link is slow to respond, please be ...
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Endless loop when booting from a unbuntu usb disk

I'd like to install ubuntu on a pavilion g6 2255 but unfortunately the computer enters an endless loop during boot. What I observe is 1. the screen is switched off 2. a few seconds later, the screen ...
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Mac drive formatting using DBAN error [on hold]

When I use the standard command ENTER I get a message saying trying to setup timer (IRQO) through the 8295A failed... trying to setup timer as virtual wire IRQ ...failed trying to setup timer as ...
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(SYSLINUX QUESTION) How to launch command prompt once syslinux boots up

I have created a bootable USB drive using SYSLINUX I am booting my x86 system correctly. Once system boots I want to stop at console (command prompt) where I can type linux commands (cd etc) and run ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get Windows 8 to show up

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7271888/ So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on what used to be Ubuntu 12.04. I am dual booting with Windows 8.1. I haven't been able to access Ubuntu 12.04 since Windows 8.1 did some ...
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Help installing?

I'm having a really big problem with installing Ubuntu on my computer. It seems that when I try to install from BIOS from the CD, nothing happens, and when I say nothing happens it boots up my ...
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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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Make Win7 Bootable After Ubuntu/Kubuntu Install

I had a Win7 install on a raid array (sda...) and added a second drive (sdf) for installing Linux. Installed Ubuntu initially using a Grub boot loader (no problem, Win7 still bootable), but then ...
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Mounting Disk by UUID - FIle Or Directory Does Not Exist? [duplicate]

I have a ubuntu server (14.04) with a few issues. It's rackmountable, but running the desktop version of Ubuntu. It has 3 HDD bays and 1 internal SSD running the OS. Only one of the HDD bays is being ...
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boot XEN under UEFI-only BIOS

Is there a way to get XEN 4.4 booting from UEFI mode BIOS? My AMD64bit laptop does not support direct CSM/legacy boots. A nasty workaround has been to boot from a specially made USB pendrive with ...
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Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.03 but system will not boot!

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.03 but system will not boot! The screen says: udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is unconfigured. Gave up waiting for root device. Common Problems: ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 reboot fail

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04, and when I restarted the computer and selected Ubuntu, the black screen said: mount: mounting/dev/loop0 on/root failed: Invalid Argument mount: mounting/dev ...
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OS X no longer visible in rEFInd boot after installing Ubuntu

I installed rEFInd to ESP on my Macbook Pro Retina running Mavericks (with FileVault on). Here is my partition info: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Booting an installed Ubuntu in an USB from Windows 8.1

So I have bought an Asus Transformer Pad T100 and it contains Windows 8.1. It also has a Micro SD card slot that contains a 16GB Micro SD card. So I have installed Ubuntu on the card and now is it ...
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Failed ubuntu-windows8 dual boot: Is uninstalling ubuntu the answer?

I have an Acer Aspire E1-472G with windows 8.1 So after installing ubuntu, something went wrong and I could not boot into windows8.1 and I cannot access my files in any drive except for my ubuntu ...
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ubuntu 14.04LTS live dvd halfway laptop hanging

i try to boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32-bit live DVD BIOS shows up, booting ubuntu starts Then teher is a white screen and no user interaction possible (for example Ctrl+Alt+Del, no reaction). The cursor ...
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How to: Persistent Ubuntu over tftp

i am currently booting my ubuntu successfully over tftp. I can also save the current state due to a casper filesystem on my USB-Stick. But i want to make my live cd persistent over tftp. I have added ...
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Help with recoverinig windows Boot manager with kernel-less grub?

I installed a dual boot Ubuntu with windows 8 a while ago on my sisters computer, but I didn't need Ubuntu anymore. So I followed instructions on how to remove Ubuntu, grub, and restore windows boot ...
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wrong kernel running after install

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 from unetbootin. When it reboots after the install, uname -r says: 3.5.0-17-generic ..this means that no modules have loaded for the kernel that is actually installed ...
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Usb boot device totally unable to be formatted

I'm really upset by now, I've been trying 2hours straight to format a stupid usb drive (I'm new to ubuntu and I dont know if I will last long at this rate) Basically this was the lubuntu boot usb key ...
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How to install on Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15D

i would like to know how to instsll install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 D that have Windows 8 based on UEFI firmwares and have hidden partitions for recovery, so i saw a lot of YouTube ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu completely and install Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Computer. I completely deleted my Windows 7 (which I had previously installed). Now I have changed my mind and I wish to install Windows 7 again and I am having ...
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Stuck at unresponsive ubuntu logo screen after upgrading to 14.04

When i upgraded to 14.04 and restarted the computer to finish the upgrade, ubuntu started to freez at the ubuntu logo with 5 orange dots screen. it didn't respond to Esc or alt+F1 or F2. However it ...
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Asks to mount partition on boot

So, when I'm booting in to my fresh installed ubuntu on booting window strange question occurs, system asks me whether I want to mount /dos partition, even though that partition was reformatted to ...
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How to install BOOT REPAIR in ubuntu 12.04LTS without CD

Please tell me how to install Boot Repair without any CD and Terminal Command.Please provide simple way to install it and tell me after installing boot repair where it is located and how to use it. I ...
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Restore factory setting option in boot menu not working

When I switch on my laptop,after few seconds boot menu comes where restore to factory setting option is available but when I click enter to that then nothing happens.I am using Ubuntu 12.04LTS and ...
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How to fix black screen after update? [duplicate]

Today I started up my Ubuntu 14.04 computer and everything worked normally. I saw that I had an update for Ubuntu Base and decided to go ahead and do it. After downloading/installing completed, I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 15 minutes boot time

My computer is extremely slow booting up (about 15 minutes). When i press the power button the monitor will display a black screen with purple border for 15 minutes , then it boot up like normal ...
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Wont boot from USB, stops at SYSLINUX copyright

Created bootable 11.10 in Windows from Universal USB Installer 1.8.6.8, upon boot in my HP Mini Netbook it displays only this: SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 2011-04-18 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et ...
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encrypted usb stick grub rescue

I have a 16gb usb stick on which I installed xubuntu (I believe 12.04). Everything was working fine for months until I tried to create a backup image of usb usin mac. Now when I try to boot my laptop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after installing updates

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 without any problems and then I gave the system update option. After all the packages were downloaded and stuff, I was asked to restart the system, but after that, it is not ...
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Gave Up Waiting For Root Device When Booting, but UUID Matches

I am getting a "gave up waiting for root device" error message whent trying to boot into Ubuntu. Live CD works perfectly, and I've tried Running the Boot Repair with no success, it seemed to have ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu on my new laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Here's what I have done: - created bootable flash drive with Ubuntu installer - created a partition ...
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How do I find the last logged system boot and shutdown times?

I'm a Rails developer working on a web application on Ubuntu Server 10.04. Due to internal requirements, I was asked to find the last 10 system boot and shutdown times... I have no clue where to find ...
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Hibernation error - Could not write byte: broken pipe

Suddenly, right after "turning on" my ubuntu 12.04 from hibernation, there was an error Could not write bytes:broken pipes which led to a black screen so I had to reboot. After rebooting, I got ...
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Ubuntu just won't work on my pc.

I burnt so many different isos of different Ubuntu versions, and no matter what there was always the same problem. When Grub would load up, I select Ubuntu, all I ever get is a black screen. I've ...
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Can I Install ubuntu 14.04LTS alongside Windows Vista? [duplicate]

Will Ubuntu 14 work alongside Windows Vista (on a PC), or do I need to choose Ubuntu 13 or 12 instead?