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 Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu yesterday alongside Windows 7 and whenever I start my computer I don't have the option to boot Windows. When the computer starts it goes straight to Ubuntu without giving me an OS ...
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Cannot see the option to install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10 [on hold]

I couldn't find any proper answer to this but I can't seem to get install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10 because the installer does not show that option. My Windows 10 is installed in Legacy Mode ...
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Trying to boot from USB “Scanning disc for index files…”

I'm trying to boot an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS USB stick, and it seems it will never enter the Desktop. I'm stuck on the bootscreen, and here are the lines when I press "ESC" : stdin: Not a typewriter ...
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Remove GRUB and keep a Linux system

I searched the Internet for instructions on how to remove GRUB, but the only thing I could find was using a Windows DVD to "repair" the system. I previously had a Windows/Linux doal-boot and removed ...
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Ignoring BGRT: invalid ubuntu 14.04.03

I booted my computer and it took me to GRUB which was unexpected because I am only running ubuntu nothing else. The choices are:Ubuntu, Advanced option for Ubuntu, System setup. I select ubuntu. I put ...
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How do I require ChromeOS to ask for a user name and pass phrase in order to boot into linux? [on hold]

My friend downloaded ubuntu xfce4 onto my Toshiba Chromebook2 and he had it configured to require a pass phrase when switching from ChromeOS to xfce4. All the other times I have reinstalled Ununtu ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 boot issue in virtual box

I am running ubuntu 15.10 on Virtual Box. Today when I reboot it, it didnt boot! Says: /dev/sda1: recovering journal /dev/sda1: clean, some values/some values, etc. It was getting stuck on ...
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Ubuntu 14 stuck at loading screen

I was trying to install the crossover package on my laptop when the following happened: Icons started getting removed from the sidebar (or launcher?) The package manager was unresponsive for >5 ...
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Can't get any Linux to work

I'm pretty new to Linux. I've tried it out a while back, and I did like it. I'm wanting to give it a go again, but I'm having troubles installing it (or even trying it on the live USB). Every time I ...
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Long Ubuntu 14.04 boot

The boot time in my Ubuntu is very long, its actually taking more than one minute, when Windows booting in 20 seconds. Reinstalling Ubuntu doesn`t help me. I have Asus K52F notebook: Intel Core i3 ...
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Cannot boot off of USB Flash Drive to Install Ubuntu

UNetBootin tells me to reboot after it's done placing the contents on my flash drive. After I restart my PC, I press the DEL key to enter the BIOS. I then go to the Boot Menu and change the 1st Boot ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Essential G505S (59-380131) Laptop

The configuration of my laptop is: Lenovo Essential G505S (59-380131) Processor : APU Quad Core A10 RAM : 8GB [I have upgraded RAM from 4GB to 8GB] HDD : 1TB O.S. : Win7 Ultimate 64 Bit Graphics ...
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Ubuntu server edition UEFI mini pc

I would like to install ubuntu on a PIPO X8 but i cant seem to the hang of it. I even lost the default dual boot and i am not sure how but now only android is booting and I noticed in the bios under ...
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ASUS N550JK - Ubuntu 15.10 install

First time here, and I know nothing about Ubuntu, but what I've found out is it won't boot, period; if I have Fast boot, Secure Boot ON and Launch CSM (for legacy OS) OFF. But, I want to get into ...
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One live USB works, one doesn't

Problem: One live USB works, the other doesn't PC: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Main OS: 8.1 Pro BIOS settings: tried disabling Fastboot and Secure Boot, USB boot enabled USB OS: Ubuntu 15.10 Made bootable usb ...
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Diskless with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to setup a new diskless solution with ubuntu 12.04 without any success. I followed this Diskless Ubuntu HowTo But the initramfs seems not to be able to mount my nfs share. On my server ...
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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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Can't boot from USB; no selection option in grub; usb 1st boot choice

First, I have looked through the suggested questions that may have an answer, but nothing seems on point. I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 system. I have decided to play around with some ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 on MacBook Pro

I'm looking to test (or, with luck, to install) Ubuntu 15.10 from live USB on a MacBook Pro 8,2 with Radeon HD 6770M. Currently, the machine has installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Radeon disabled in grub and ...
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Installing Ubuntu won't open

So I was reading about Ubuntu, and everyone was talking about how great it was. I was trying to install Ubuntu using a flash drive. I decided to start it up and I have pictures to show my steps. I ...
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Significant delay between OS termination and restart signal on motherboard [on hold]

I recently had a glass of fruit juice dumped into my tower, which required a motherboard change. I replaced my Asus Z97M-Plus motherboard with a Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5. When I send a shutdown or ...
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Machine Check Exception?

I'm a novice on ubuntu but have been running an intel NUC for the last month with Ubuntu 15.10. This morning everything seemed fine but when i start it now it just goes into some kind of boot loop. ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu (UEFI mode) on a blank HDD.

My computer came with a FreeDOS. It has a 1 TB HDD and 8 GB RAM. Also, it is a 64 bit processor. Sadly the computer / laptop does not have a CD / DVD ROM drive. Fortunately, it has 4 USB ports. The ...
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Ubuntu on external drive, grub2 problem

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an external SSD, the boot loader is also on the external SSD because I want to use the SSD with different computers. So I don't use dual boot but I use the bios menu to ...
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Can I use a USB stick for a normal install? (to get platform adaptability)

So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up to 4GB (I think that's the max) of persistent storage for downloads, etc. I am asking the opposite, in a sense. I'd like ...
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PC freezes since I installed ubuntu 15.04 (now same with 15.10)

I got this weird problem where my computer freezes since I installed ubuntu 15.04. I had dual-boot windows/ubuntu 14.04 then decided to go only for ubuntu 15.04. Then my computer freezed and I decided ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after booting into windows 10

I have Xubuntu installed on one drive and Windows 10 installed on the other one. Every time I boot into windows 10, Ubuntu won't boot up. I can only boot it up after I use the live USB, use ...
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ubuntu 14.04 black screen when installing

I'm new in this forum. I know, that this is an old problem and I have been reading other questions regarding this. However, I've been unable to find the solution. I've been trying to install Ubuntu ...
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Problems trying to reset ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, as I always do, but this time I tried to encrypt my folders. Then when the installation finishes I reset the computer, but the encrypt password does not work. I google ...
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Unable to start network manager at boot time

Each time when i boot up Ubuntu network manager icon disappear. I have to manually start network manager. I also tried to modify /etc/network/interfaces but no result.
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Does Ubuntu have UEFI Secure Boot keys for single boot for all of their software?

Does Ubuntu have UEFI Secure Boot keys for single boot for all of their software? I want to remove Windows 8.1 from my HP Streamer 7 and install Lubuntu 16.04 in May. Need your help!
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Black Screen After Hibernate- 15.10

Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit, Nvidia 960M proprietary "recommended" driver or Intel Integrated grpahics I have been having an issue with hibernation. Every time I hibernate and boot up my system, after the ...
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How do I repair smb/cifs error in Ubuntu 14.04

I have 2 issues but I think they are related. My system won't shut all the way down. I get this warning: ModemManger[692]:<warn> Could not acquire the ...
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Disable Ubuntu boot menu when Windows is hibernated

I have a lot of folders in Ubuntu that are simple shortcuts of my Windows partition. I need to be able to Mount windows partition every time I load Ubuntu. Therefore, I want to disable Ubuntu access ...
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Booting problem after installing updates

I installed Ubuntu after trying it out from a USB disk on my laptop. I made a partition for it, so it shares the HDD with windows 10. Given that at the time I did not have a fast internet connection ...
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boot Ubuntu 14.04.3 problem from grub2

I have a problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T. The long story: I installed an older version of Ubuntu when I bought the Zenbook (I think it was a 12.XX version). I ...
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Cannot Change the boot order in bios or F9 Anymore after installing Ubuntu

other Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) hi I have a HP Pavilion TS Sleekbook 15 touchsmart I cannot change the boot order in the bios boot order menu ( i tried to disable the legacy ...
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Dual booting W7 and Ubuntu on separate hard drives.

I already have W7 on a WD hard drive, I got a Seagate hard drive I want to dedicate to Ubuntu. I popped in the disk and went to install, but a notification popped up asking me if I wanted to force ...
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Can't boot Dell after loading Ubuntu 12.04 from USB

I put Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) on my new Dell I15 overwriting Windows 10, running the installer from a USB. To boot from the USB I had to change the boot order. It all installed, but won't boot from the ...
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removing encryption on hard drive (decryption). Trying to install windows. error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

Here is my problem. I was using for a long time then I was tired of windows so I decided to jump into the world of ubuntu. I knew nothing of ubuntu, but it worked out, I completely installed (with ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Boots to Black Screen

I've read a few posts but can't seem to find one that quite reflects a solution. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 fine. When I reboot I boot to a black [lucid] screen without anything happening. If I shut ...
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I can't install Ubuntu in my laptop

well for the university i needed a laptop so i buyed a ASUS X555l with Windows 10, the people say me "ivan win10 is better than win7,etc.." its the same but this steal my info ._. so because is for ...
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Error on boot, driver ebridge is already registered, cannot enter ubuntu

I run Ubuntu 15.10. After clean reinstalling drivers for graphics card I got the following error while trying to boot: Error: Driver 'ebridge' is already registered, aborting... ...after a few ...
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How can I speed up my 103 sec boot time(dmesg output included)?

I was hoping that people might have suggestions as to how I can speed up my boot time. At the moment, as you can see below, it's taking all of 103 seconds. I have noticed a few bottlenecks at around ...
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Uninstall Grub and use Windows bootloader

I have Windows 8 pre-installed and then installed Grub with Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not my thing so now I want to remove it along with grub. From what I have learned, with UEFI, Grub does not overwrite the ...
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Grub not showing up at boot

I have installed the linux-lowlatency kernel recently. Setup of a DAW (MIDI support) was the reason to change from Fedora to Ubuntu. After reboot uname shows that I am running the generic kernel. ...
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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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Failed to alloc mem for ROM

So recently, I've bought the HP Pavilion x2 detachable. It came with Windows 10 but I wanted to install Ubuntu on it. I tried to install Ubuntu 15.10 but every time I tried to do that, the computer ...
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Dual boot- Windows 8.1+Ubuntu 14.04.3->Not getting dual boot option

I had Windows 8.1 and wanted dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04.3.I followed the steps from this site and installed Ubuntu.I restarted my laptop and and I'm not getting dualboot option,it gets straight to ...
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Moving the root and swap partition to another disk

I have this settings on my boot disk: GParted HDD disk settings I've got a SSD and want to make it my system (all but /home) and swap partitions. I wonder if: 1- Can I use GParted to copy my ...