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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Switching between Ubuntu Flavors [Desktop Enviroment]

I'm a new Linux user and just installed Ubuntu, wanted to try other Desktop Environments however it didn't work. It only loads up with the Lubuntu logo and Login screen, after that It's just Ubuntu. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 - Out of Range issue (in Skylake)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Studio in a brand new machine. It has UEFI and Grub2. Problem is that after a Ubuntu (Studio) splash screen I get a "signal out of range" error. And all I can do is press ...
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Dual boot: Black screen after purple screen with logo

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed along Windows 8.1 running with GRUB2 in a MSI GE60, i7 with an nVidia GeForce GTX card. Out of the blue, today when I try to run Ubuntu, after the purple screen with the ...
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After recommended boot repair, it showed there is no operation system

I had an dual boot systems with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. After I upgrade Win to Win10, there was no grub entry to Ubuntu (or maybe Linux was wiped, but I didn't notice..). I searched online and ...
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16.04 wont boot from HD or DVD

I upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad M78. It booted once after a 15 min wait but after shutdown won't boot from HD or from a 16.04 DVD. Hits the drive a lot and eventually shuts down....
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Stuck at grub rescue and when I type “ls” it comes up with “unknown command”

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an old HP Compaq. When I boot the computer it goes straight to grub rescue saying: "error: symbol not found: "grub_register_command_proi"". After looking on various forums ...
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Ubuntu Raid 1 boot

I installed ubuntu with raid1 using two SSD:s, using this tutorial. The ubuntu start fine when both SSD:s are connected, but if I remove either one of them I get to boot to busybox. boot fail pic ...
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What happen if I install ubuntu without unlocking 'secure boot' & 'fast boot' on windows pre-installed computer? -pastebin attached

The desktop was using windows8. Not sure about the exact subversion but windows 8. then I tried multi booting for the first time So I downloaded ubuntu14.04 into usb. Run the UUI for booting in USB....
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Can't boot ubuntu 13.10 after install Fedora 20 on a x86_64 EFI machine

I can't boot Ubuntu from gub menu after I install Fedora 20 (but I can boot Fedora and windows) error: can't find command 'linux' error: can't find command 'initrd' But I can boot from here Do ...
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How to convert a iso9660 ISO to a USB ISO

I have an ISO of customized GCompris based on Ubuntu. It is intended to be burned on a CD (iso 9660 FS Type). When I try to burn it to a USB, the pendrive "becomes" a CD and it won't boot... The guy ...
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Fix Windows 10 after removing the drive with dual boot Ubuntu physically

I had two physical drives in my laptop: a SSD and a HDD. I've had Windows 10 installed on SSD drive, and later I've installed Ubuntu on HDD with dual boot. Now I wanna replace that HDD with another ...
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Missing Operating System - Windows7 - Boot from USB

I am using an HP TouchSmart 600 that came from factory with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I have decided to get rid of it and installed Ubuntu 14.04 booting from USB and everything went perfect. Now, ...
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Bios not working and cannot boot

I've got a problem after installing Ubuntu on an external drive with Windows 10 on my compute. My bios is not working anymore and I have a blank page. After the bios, if I don't ask it, it goes on ...
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BIOS Boot Priority menu shows two different items with the same name

I'm installing Ubuntu 16.04, and I'm setting the boot priority through the UEFI BIOS Utility (my machine is not dual booted). The options under the Boot Priority section are: P1: HL-DT-ST BD-RE ...
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Is having the 'swap' partition at the 'beginning' better than at the 'end'?

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 onto a RAID0(stripe) device using the alternate installation disc and manually partitioned the HDs ext4 and swap partitions; during this process, I was reading in a ...
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GNU GRUB Version 2.02 beta 2-9 while booting from USB

I attempted to install the latest version of Linux Ubuntu Studio, with previously installed Ubuntu 14.04. Installation procedure went fine, it was only at the finish, when something collapsed, I ...
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Can't Ubuntu's grub2 display in menu and load multiple different partitions of windows?

I have been using Ubuntu and Windows on the same machine for over a decade now. In the past I had the latest LTS Ubuntu and XP on their own hard drive partitions. I used XP for gaming and Ubuntu for ...
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Got a Dell D620 with no OS, would like to use USB to get Ubuntu on it. Where do I start? [duplicate]

I Just bought a Dell D620 on the cheap and it comes without an OS. Initially I figured I could just download Ubuntu on a USB, plug it in, and boot up Ubuntu, obviously there is more to it. Where do I ...
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Problem with NVIDIA drivers and encrypted partition (dual boot)

I'm trying to install Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 but I have problems when I boot up. My machine has 2 SSDs: First one with Windows 10 Second one with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (on which I boot) ...
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How do I recover 14.04 from “no root file system is defined” while upgrading to 16.04?

This is a problem. I tried to upgrade from 14.04.03 LTS to 16.04 LTS without backing up. (Sorry, my backup drive was full and I didn't know how to restore it.) I used a DVD to upgrade it, and ...
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Unity not loading after uninstalling kubuntu

I installed kubuntu to see what its like, hated it and wanted to go back to unity. So i uninstalled it. The problem now is that I dont seem to get unity running. Booting always hangs at a list with ...
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Boot Manager missing HELP!

Trying to try out ubuntu 16.04. I'm not trying to dual boot. I'm trying to install it on another hard drive. I have the iso file copied onto a DVD drive. When I go to boot from my dvd drive the grub ...
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The disk drive for XY is not ready yet or not present

At first I'd like to clarify, how I got to this messages. I wanted to create a system disk image (120GB SSD) to disk for data / backups (750GB HDD), so I created live USB, booted and run a command for ...
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Problems with on Dell i7559

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell i7559 laptop and have encountered the following errors: The computer can not detect any wireless networks at all. It is not a hardware problem, because I ...
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16.04 freezes shortly on purple screen

System Spec: Self build PC, AMD 64 bit, NVidia GTX 970 (using the NVidia binary driver - version 367.27 from nvidia-367), fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. Whenever I boot Ubuntu the purple screen is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 takes excessive Boot Time

Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit is taking excessive Boot Time i.e. 30 sec. I used "systemd-analyze" command in Terminal and this is the result: Startup finished in 9.000s (kernel) + 21.111s (userspace) = 30....
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Ubuntu boot problem!

I'm having problems with my boot menu. I've installed Ubuntu before,and It was working fine..until I installed a windows. right now I can see boot menu;but when I wanna enter Ubuntu, I get this ...
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Can't boot into Windows, Xubuntu boots with error — Xubuntu 16.04 dual-boot (UEFI, Secure boot), Windows 10

I installed Xubuntu 16.04 from a Live USB onto a system containing Windows 10. Grub offers me the choice of booting into Xubuntu or Windows, as expected. As long as I started only Xubuntu, this ...
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Unable to boot Raspberry pi 2 using Ubuntu Mate 16.04

Need some help booting Raspberry-Pi 2 using Ubuntu Mate 16.04. I tried flashing the memory stick from my windows system with exact procedure (unzipping the xz file with 7Zip and use win32DiskImager to ...
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16.04 system booting to emergency mode. journalctl attached

here is a link to the output of journalctl -xb https://gist.github.com/willrun4fun/714df68b5a38b56dceda4dc86cc92c30 system was running fine. Restarted and got this. EDIT: Intel NUC 5i5ryh running ...
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How to create Win7 bootable usb from within Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I know this has been asked before but the majority of the answers given seem to be a bit out of date. I've tried the gnome disk utility, after reading somewhere in here that it might be as simple as ...
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I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10

I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10, everything seemed fine untill the laptop restarted and I got the black command screen saying grub rescue. All ...
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Clean up /boot directory

After an update of my Ubuntu I came to the error, "I cannot update since /boot is full". The thing is, that when I compared the results of the two following commands $dpkg --list 'linux-image*', $...
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How do I boot Ubuntu from my usb flash drive?

I have been using Windows 7 Home Basic for years, and now I'm bored and my PC is getting slower by the day. So I decided to try Ubuntu. I formatted an 8GB Transcend USB Flash drive and put Ubuntu in ...
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“Windows failed to start” while trying to install Windows 7 on a ubuntu machine [duplicate]

So i recently moved to Ubuntu erasing all the stuff i had before, but i decided to go back to Windows, but whenever i try to boot up the USB stick i get this error Windows failed to start. A recent ...
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ubuntu 16.04 + GTX 1070 causes black screen after choosing ubuntu on grub

Problem: I have a dual boot of Ubuntu and windows on my desktop and I have recently encountered a problem. I installed my GTX 1070 into my desktop and installed the nvidia drivers and everything has ...
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xfdashboard autostart even after uninstalling

I have purged xfdashboard, because it simply refused to work, without giving any errors. However, when log in, the splash screen (Xubuntu 16.04's Simple Splash Engine) still display 'Starting ...
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Grub doesn't load despite many reinstalls and boot-repair

Grub simply won't load. this is my boot-repair URL: paste2.org/YPht4Hez Could someone please say if they see anything wrong? Problem description: It's a simple setup. One HD, several linux ...
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/boot/map~ OK to delete when /boot/map does not exist?

I know that files that end with a tilde(~) are OK to delete because they are backups. However, I found /boot/map~, when /boot/map does not exist. Can I delete this? It is 117761 bytes (118 kilobytes), ...
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Ubuntu shuts down on suspend?

I have ASUS GL552VW laptop with nvidia graphics card and driver nvidia-361 on uefi. Now the problem I am facing is , whenever the computer suspends(Either by clicking manually , or from a long idle ) ...
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Run a semi-permanent Ubuntu from a USB for Trial

I tried to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my HP Laptop. Worked out ok. Booted. Had to tap F9 while booting to choose Ubuntu. And for some reason there was 2 versions... both seemed to lead to ...
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Grub fatal error - which partition for grub?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside with Windows 10 (using USB stick), but at the end of installation process a "fatal error" appears, saying that grub failed to install on /dev/sda and ...
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Hide TTY1 login when using no “quiet splash” as GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT

I want to see the boot messages when starting Ubuntu, so I edited /etc/default/grub and removed the `quiet splash setting: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" But now after those messages and before ...
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How to format a USB stick who have write protection error

I have a USB stick wich suddenly, when I was copying some files gave me a write protection error. Since then I can use it only to read files, not to write(but in Ubuntu it works to create a new file ...
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Unity Settings Deamon crash in 16.04 every time after boot

Each and every time I boot Ubuntu 16.04 the Ubuntu experienced an internal error window comes up. This is a fresh install of Ubuntu on a selfbuild machine (AMD / 64bit). The error pops up every time ...
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Slow boot - “a start job is running for dev-disk-by…”

I don't recall when the issue started to occur but it's likely when I moved my VMWare Ubuntu image to an external SSD so that I can use the OS on any of my PCs. There aren't many links on Google about ...