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 boot to ubuntu (14.10) on a Lenovo y50-70

I own a Lenovo y50-70 with 8gb of RAM and 2gb of vram. Windows install recently got corrupted (I think it was the boot files), and I can't access the OS. I was going to boot into Linux using an ...
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Can not log into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side Windows 7. I am trying to log into Ubuntu, but can't pass boot screen, doesn't matter how long I wait. The problem started when I installed a series of ...
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How to make changes in bootloader?

Hi I have an assignment to complete and my teacher has asked me to make changes in my boot-loader so that when my system boots there is an option of "Welcome Sarah". I have dual boot set up in my ...
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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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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 Dual-Boot on RAID Acer S7 question marks installation popup error “???”

I bought a new laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on it. After many an attempt and weeks of troubleshooting installation and booting problems, I finally found a solution for my ...
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wn-block (0 , 0) call trace install

I have big trouble with my PC. i have dual booth ubuntu and windows 7. When i'm recovery my windows 7, i got grub rescue boot. When i boot from USB which contains Ubuntu operating system, i am seeing ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to TTY1

Alrighty, I have perused the threads already in existence and am finding none of them seem to have the exact combination of variables I've got going. I'm working on a computer using Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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Can't boot into 14.04 in VMware Workstation 10

Right after I enter my password the VM gets stuck at this point. I tried Ctrl+Alt+F2 and restarting lightdm. I also tried changing the amount of RAM. I also have the "update your vmware tools" tooltip ...
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I have Ubuntu installed, but im stuck at the GNU GRUB menu.

When installing Ubuntu onto my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5319, it told me to eject the boot cd then restart, but i didnt remove the cd, and restarted anyways. Now it brings me back to the GNU grub ...
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ubuntu 14.10 freeze with chrome and firefox [duplicate]

Hello m y computer freeze,like 3 times at day, using chrome or firefox, what can i do, BTW, my ubuntu have the problem of The disk drive for /osshare is not ready yet or not present Continue to wait; ...
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How to create bootable USB without administrator rights?

I would like to use the work computer to create the bootable USB I need bootable USB disk for my home computer. I'm not administrator on the work computer, so I can't execute the installer. Is ...
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Insmod error in grub: symbol not found:grub_realidt

I have a dual boot PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and then to 13.04 and since then I have not been able to boot because the PC goes into grub rescue with the error "File ...
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boot “Starting save udev log and update rules [fail]”

Ubuntu server boot was successful. But I noticed that line on /var/log/boot.log I can't find much literature about it. What happened and how can I fix it? any additional logs I can provide? Thanks! ...
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Using mkisofs: ISO from Ubuntu Live extracted to folder and modified. How can I recreate it?

I have uncompressed the .ISO file of Ubuntu Live .14.04.1 LTS to a folder: $ ls /media/Ubuntu/ boot dists isolinux pics preseed ubuntu casper install md5sum.txt pool ...
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Ubuntu installs on my laptop, reboots, and brings up the install screen again. How do I fix this?

It brings up the "GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1" screen that gives the options to Try ubuntu without installing, Install Ubuntu, OEM Install (for manufacturers), Check disc for defects. ...
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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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How do I free up more space in /boot?

My /boot partition is nearly full and I get a warning every time I reboot my system. I already deleted old kernel packages (linux-headers...), actually I did that to install a newer kernel version ...
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The volume “boot” has only 0 bytes s [duplicate]

when I start up my computer I get the message "the volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space". When I go into my boot file I have files in there that are empty. I have opened them with firefox and ...
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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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How do I boot into a root shell?

When booting to the graphical desktop fails we sometimes are recommended to boot into a "root shell" or to boot in "recovery mode". How do I do that?
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Two different boot screens (GRUB) for Ubuntu live?

This is the usual Xubuntu 12.04 Live USB pendrive boot screen (GRUB, I presume): But sometimes, even when booting from the same pendrive, I get this other: This strange behavior only happens for ...
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How do I create a bootable USB on Ubuntu from Hiren's Boot CD ISO for Windows?

Trying to create a Hiren's BootCD on a USB. Not needing anything else such as a dual boot of Ubuntu and Haren or Window's and Haren. All the programs that I can find to complete this either end up ...
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Why doesn't the bootable USB show up in the BIOS?

I followed all the instructions on the Ubuntu website as to how to install Ubuntu using a bootable USB. I got the linux pendrive thing, formatted the USB, and have nothing on it besides what was put ...
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My system shows the loading screen then goes blank. Is it a driver problem? [duplicate]

My system says "Ubuntu" and those dot things representing it's loading. When it then should show the log in screen, it goes blank. If I push the system power button, it says it's shutting down. Could ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 cryptsetup failed on boot

I decided to reformat my hard drive and install a clean copy of the newly released Ubuntu 14.04.2 with full disk encryption (incl. LVM) and I chose a strong password with special characters which ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Install Fails to Boot on Gigabyte PC

When I boot my bootable ubuntu 14.10 USB on my GIGABYTE H97-HD3 motherboard with i5 4690 CPU, 16GB RAM and GTX750 graphics, I selected Install Now option and it shortly get stuck at the following ...
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Nouveau unknown chipset at install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu version 14.10 on my new computer. It's a fresh build with nothing installed yet. You can see a list of the hardware here. At first I had difficulty with the UEFI boot, but ...
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Installed ubuntu for dual boot with windows 8 partway though a update [on hold]

really new to this and obviously made a stupid mistake.. I'm on a laptop and decided to install ubuntu after reading about it. I continue to do so and it installs fine and works but now when I try and ...
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Fading in&out plymouth theme

I want to make a plymouth theme, like this http://jsfiddle.net/dH6LS/ with fading out color but: Instead of just begin a select background color my picture should have the fadein&out colors so ...
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Drive bay not working when empty on startup

I have a SATA drive bay, which only works when having a drive inserted at startup. If I start the system and then enter a drive, it starts running (makes sounds and is vibrating), but it won't even ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting, behaves like a spoiled child

I've unsuccessfully tried to boot again in Ubuntu after 1 week of not using it. It clearly punishes me for that. Joke aside, please know that i'm using "vanilla" Ubuntu. I didn't tinker with it. All ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 black screen on boot on my PC, when HDMI TV is ON!

My Pc, which is a dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04, is always linked to an LG TV through my HD 7970 HDMI port. I can never boot in Ubuntu while my TV is ON. I get a black screen, and I can't ...
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Grub menu not waiting despite of GRUB_TIMEOUT=10

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed along side of windows 7. The grub menu doesn't seem obey GRUB_TIMEOUT=10, I see the grub menu there for a split second and it immediately defaults to the first option. ...
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Is it possible to boot Ubuntu from a HDD with existing Windows Files?

I'm a little nervous, and asking a question never hurts, so what the hey. I have a 120GSSD I boot windows off of. I have another, 2TB HDD where mass files are stored. Is it possible to partition ...
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When I start the Ubuntu ISO, initramfs says “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

When I start the Ubuntu ISO(13.10) on a USB, initramfs says "unable to find a medium containing a live file system". These are my PC specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PoniesFiM/saved/39dy I have ...
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Not able to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu in 'Legacy mode'

There,I tried dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 OS . Currently,I have windows 8.1 and it is running on 'Legacy mode'. I tried surfing for the installation process,But i couldn't find the solution ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 updated and upgraded now I get black screen after logon

A; Running Ubuntu 14.04 updated and upgraded from terminal then went down hill from there. B; Normal boot and logon then I get a system error popup that last for a split second then goes away tried ...
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Windows 8 not booting from Grub (Shows Black Screen)

So I've recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my computer (as a dual boot) which loads fine from the Grub interface. However, the rest of the Windows 8 options don't happen to load at ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 booting problems - no login screen

I updated my Ubuntu Version to 14.10 and cannot boot anymore. The Ubuntu loading screen still appears but afterwards I just get the cursor in the upper left and the rest of the window is totally ...
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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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Ubuntu fails to boot after modifying GRUB entries

Ubuntu was working fine until I followed this answer in order to boot Windows 8 without having to go into BIOS and enable the secure boot control option. Now it just hangs on a purple screen after I ...
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Solved - Massive filesystem corruption after latest update on LUKS encrypted drive

I booted my machine this morning and was greeted by a busybox shell. I booted from a live USB, mounted the drive with cryptsetup, but when I try to open it it says my ubunutu--root-vg has an ...
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Debian Wheezy ISO install breaks boot for Ubuntu distros

I installed a new Wheezy from an ISO flash drive. All seemed to go well, until I tried to reboot. Wheezy had dropped my password, so I couldn't open it up, and my two Ubuntu installations (I believe ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system boots to black screen[using ati radeon hd 7340 video card]

So this is my third time installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8.1 system and my first time having any issues. Installation seemed to go fine but after the system restarted and tried to boot Ubuntu, it shows ...
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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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grub can't find grub.cfg when booting from zfs root

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a ZFS-root following these instructions using ZoL's Debian repo: https://github.com/fajarnugraha/pkg-zfs/wiki/HOWTO-install-Ubuntu-to-a-Native-ZFS-Root-Filesystem The ...
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windows 7 booting in background but shows the grub screen of UBUNTU 14.04 wallpaper in distorted way

I dual booted my HP Pavilion 15-n012tx (which was pre-installed with Windows 8 pro) to Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Booting them was fine with no errors. Installed Windows and Ubuntu in ...
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Replace one Ubuntu with another from USB pen drive

I'm new to Linux. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. Now i want to install Ubuntu 12.04 . I got an ISO image of Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. I put this image in to a pen drive which is formated,set the boot option ...
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Black screen after clean Ubuntu 14.10, ATI open source drivers

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit and upon boot my laptop screen goes completely black after the Ubuntu logo is shown. Changing TTY's does not help in this case, the screen remains ...
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Get message when booting on my Chromebook

"language id specifier not provided by device defaulting to english" It's not something that breaks the device or anything but it haults the boot for like 5-10 seconds and I'd like to know how to get ...