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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Problem with Ubuntu shooting

I'm quite a newbie with Ubuntu, but i have to say that's a powerful OS. Despite that, today i got a problem starting it. When i turn on my portable, i got the purple screen that asks which option to ...
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Can't install lubuntu because I can't install grub

I installed lubuntu through a USB drive, switching from windows 8 on a Toshiba Tecra R940, but now it won't boot (had the same problem with ubuntu). So, I entered the "try only" mode and using the ...
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i am getting the message “serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /”

I have installed ubuntu from a 'power iso' application on my windows 7 laptop. I recently updated my ubuntu version from 13.10 to 14.04...after all the downloading was done i was finally asked to ...
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What's the install login/pw?

I installed Lubuntu 14.04 64-bit to a USB stick last night and tried to boot this morning. It wants a login/pw, but all I want to do is try it live! I've tried everything I can think of...does anyone ...
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Screens that show trash after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and when it starts it sends me first a white screen with vertical black stripes and if I write something it sends me crap. What should I do to correct this? My PC is ...
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Ubuntu booting slowly

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit on a laptop with an Intel core i5-5200U processor and 4GB RAM. On booting, the GRUB menu loads very quickly, but after selecting Ubuntu the screen alternates ...
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Windows 10 has disappeared from the boot menu on a UEFI system after Ubuntu Install

Windows 10 is missing from my boot list on my UEFI machine after I installed ubuntu in an empty partition. How can I get it back? I used a liveUSB of ubuntu to install ubuntu to an empty partition I ...
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No network connection after restart Ubuntu 14.04

After performing the command sudo dpkg -i libnl-*.deb and restart the network manager, everything went well, both LAN and WLAN connections worked. But after restarting Ubuntu, same problem, no ...
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Reliable bootable USB creator in Ubuntu

I need a reliable application which will make usb pen drives bootable. Recently, I tried creating a bootable lubuntu-13-04-alternate usb on a ubuntu 12.10 system but ended up with 'boot error' when ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 desktop loads pretty slow after password entry

Well, I have an Ubuntu 12.04 running on a Core i7 laptop, with an SSD disk. The laptop is a dual-boot. I experience a very large delay between the password entry and the Desktop showing up. In ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Visual Glitches

I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 onto my computer, and I am receiving some strange graphical/visual glitches when I boot up. First off, there is some black terminal grub screen that comes up, tells me my ...
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Kubuntu desktop loads slow after password entry

have looked these questions, 13.04 login: lagging after password entry for several seconds Ubuntu 12.04 desktop loads pretty slow after password entry All questions address boot problem, the cause ...
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Ubuntu wifi usually not working on boot, needs kernel module restart

After installing Ubuntu on my netbook, an F205TA, wifi seems to be not working correctly. Usually wifi is not working after boot, but starts working after one or more tries of: sudo modprobe -r ...
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Boot failure after upgrade /dev/mapper/isw…Volume01 does not exist

I upgraded to 12.04 and now my system won't boot. It complains about /dev/mapper/isw...Volume01 does not exist and drops me to busybox. cat /proc/cmdline tells me it is indeed trying Volume01. ...
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Can't shut down ubuntu on macbook pro

I have a macbook pro MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB I have a separate partition for mac and ubuntu. Ubuntu is the main ...
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Is my Ubuntu partition gone?

I have (had) a dual boot Ubuntu and Win10 machine. Windows was hosed and I fixed it using using unetbootin. Ubuntu disappeared i.e. the boot menu that had Ubuntu and Win went. Now I only have Win10. ...
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After installing Lubuntu in dual-boot with windows 10, I cannot access windows anymore

I installed the latest version of Lubuntu (which I also want to change to normal Ubuntu in the end) on a LENOVO ideapad (don't know how to get details on the laptop on lubuntu) but I cannot access ...
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“Gave up waiting for root device” on VMWare with custom kernel

I'am running Ubuntu 14.04 on WMVare virtual machine. I have built a custom kernel and succesfully installed it. But on booting up i get this "Gave up waiting for root device" message. Meanwhile it ...
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PC freezes since I installed ubuntu [duplicate]

I have this weird problem where my computer freezes since I installed Ubuntu 15.04. Then my computer freezed and I decided to try 15.10 as Ubuntu kept asking me to get that. It went a bit better ...
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Bios not finding a bootable system on XPS13

Short version I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell XPS 13 (Option: Erase disk and install Ubuntu) but on boot, I have a message that no bootable system has been found. When I display the boot ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 freezes at purple startup screen

I had Ubuntu installed and wanted to remove Python 3. I accidently removed every Python version installed because I didn't know Ubuntu Desktop needs Python to run. I had to reinstall Ubuntu completely ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 15.10 on a 6th Intel generation processor

I was unable to dual boot Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. My laptop's specifications are: • Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz quad core (6M Cache, Turbo up to 3.2 GHz) • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 • 8GB ...
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How to replace current Ubuntu with an older version without harming the Windows partition?

I have currently Ubuntu 15.10 installed on my system in dual-boot mode alongside Windows 10. As I need to run an older version of OpenFOAM software on my machine, I need to replace the 15.10 with ...
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Kernel panic after upgrade to 15.10 [on hold]

Can not boot linux 4.2.9-29 generic kernel I am getting a kernel panic error. I am able to boot linux 4.2.9-27 generic kernel. Please advise as to what to do.
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Black-Screen after fist boot Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to linux, and today i have installed ubuntu 15.10 from a usb, in my Toshiba Satellite-A205-S5825. The problem is as the title says i get a black screen after booting the laptop or ...
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Installation failing on Latitude D620

I'm trying to install 14.04.3 on a Dell Latitude D620 and am failing. The procedure I used was to download the file ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso to both my Thinkpad running Debian 8 and, ...
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Computer boots directly to Windows after installing Ubuntu

I bought VAIO E14A16. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along-side Windows 7(dual boot) from CD., When I reboot, it starts Windows 7 directly. If I press F11 it says no operating system found Where did I ...
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14.04 Latest 3.19 Kernel causes Kernel Panick (3.19.0-49-generic)

Let me start by stating that this post is extremely similar to this other post that was made a year ago but its the specifics that have changed and I want to double check if I should file a bug ...
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Cannot log in after 15.10 Update, cannot use recovery mode

I just upgraded to 15.10 from 14.04, and I cannot login now. I am brought to a command screen asking me to login. Trying startx doesn't work. I tried recovery mode and got the following error spammed: ...
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How to add a secondary Windows hard drive which already has an MBR

I've found this community incredibly useful in making the leap into the world of Linux and had banished Windows for good but now I require it to run some very CPU intensive music software which isn't ...
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Unable to complete an installation from a USB drive

I've written Ubuntu 14.04.3 to a USB drive to so that I can install it on a Lenovo S205 with no current operating system, but I'm running into a problem when I try and restart the machine. It's not ...
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Machine check error while booting from USB

I put the last Ubuntu iso on my USB stick using UNetBootin, after formatting it to fat32. I've already done that before with other operating systems and it worked. I can't actually boot Ubuntu from ...
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Problem VCE init

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and I get few errors on the boot which looked like: radeon (*numbers*) vce init error (-110) I already look it on the net and I found debug commands but to solve another ...
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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 freezes on startup. Kernel downgrade [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 15.10 in a double partition with Windows 10. Most of the times I boot with Ubuntu, it freezes at the startup purple screen (the one with the Ubuntu logo and little dots below). I ...
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Did Ubuntu eat my Samsung EVO 840?

Scenario: I've been experimenting with Ubuntu Server (both 14.04 and 15.10) on an old Atom 330 board I had laying around. I set it up with LVM, installing the main file systems (/ /root and /swap) ...
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Booting from USB or DVD

I am currently taking my first Linux course so I am very new to Linux. I created a bootable USB followed the instructions to use on my MacBook. When I tried to boot up the UBS drive I was stuck at the ...
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Unable to boot windows 7 CD [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu and when I try to install Windows 7 the CD doesn't boot. What may be the problem? I tried to edit the BIOS menu by selecting the CD/DVD option but still the manager doesn't boot ...
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How to manually install boot loader?

My attempt to upgrade to 12.04 failed, so I burnt a 12.04 CD, and asked to do a full install, getting rid of all previous OS (I had Windows as well as 11.10). All seemed well until the very end when ...
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Black screen when trying to install ubuntu 13.10

I am in need of some help. It has been 2 weeks since I bought my first ever windows laptop with the aim of replacing windows but I have been unsuccessful. The hardware is as follows : Asus 15' F550D ...
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After updating ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 desktop not appearing only command prompt shows

Dpkg: error processing package libkf5prison1:amd64 (--configure) dependency problem - leavino apport report written because Maxreports is reached alreasy Unable to copy paste as window not appearing ...
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Missing Text on Live USB

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto a USB I had, after having trouble getting it to boot up (Through BIOS) after I kept getting the "Missing Operating System" error, it loaded up fine. Then when the desktop ...
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Ubuntu first timer trying to boot from USB on an old Celeron M machine

I've been at this for a couple of days now, and have made some progress thanks to many of the questions and answers here. First, the machine info: elo ESY15A1 all-in-one POS touchcomputer CPU: ...
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Popup during boot up initializations: “VBoxClient: the VirtualBox kernel service is not running. Exiting”

Neither is my OS virtualized inside VirtualBox nor do I have any VirtualBox packages installed (at least no packages matching "virtual" or "vbox"). Still, on every boot up (in the end of the phase ...
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Not booting after installation on UEFI GPT partition [on hold]

Why, after I install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), reboot my laptop and remove the USB stick installation, do the following error appear? There is no bootable disk. It should be booted after the ...
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Getting error while starting ubuntu 14.04

Every time I start my system I received this message: Error found when loading /etc/profile: /etc/profile: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token (' /etc/profile: line 1:iamgreat# /etc/profile: ...
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After installing ubuntu…windows is not opening

I installed ubuntu 15.10 alongside windows 8.1 .BUt after the installation ubuntu works,but windows does not work.How to fix it?
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Boot Repair failed, what should I do

This is the pastebin result: https://paste.ubuntu.com/15009157/ I also got this message from the report but I don't know how to proceed with this. Can someone please explain this: The boot files ...
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Boot partition full, failing to delete old kernels. Broken packages

Sorry for asking about what is probably really simple, but I've been Googling about for a week now and I've tried a lot of stuff without success. To start off, I get a pop-up every time I boot saying ...
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laptop shows no login screen Ubuntu Mate

I have Ubuntu Mate 15.10 and Windows 10 installed on my laptop as a dual boot. For some reason, after I select Ubuntu in GRUB, the login screen (greeter?) is not showing. The screen is completely ...