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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Disk path changes from boot to boot

I have a disk sudo lshw -C disk *-disk description: ATA Disk product: Corsair CSSD-F12 physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@7:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/sde version: 2.0 serial: ...
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Boot issues after uograding to Ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04. At the end I god a message saying that udisks2 had problems installing. The installation exited with error. I rebooted. The systed dropped me into a shell with prompt ...
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Not Booting correctly

So I launched the boot from CD the first time and I chose the option something else to install Ubuntu. I followed a tutorial on how to install it and it said either restart now or test it out so I ...
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How can I add a new operating system boot entry to the GRUB2 menu?

I'm pretty new to Linux, but over the past few days I've taken it upon myself to give it a shot. I'm trying a few different distributions just to kind of get a feel for different versions, and this is ...
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Is the ASUS Strix GTX 970 completely incompatible with Ubuntu?

I've been running Ubuntu for a long tim (since 6.something) and I'm completely stuck on this one. Until recently I was running a geforce 670, dual-booting Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 with no issues. ...
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new motherboard, old disk: “Gave up waiting for root device”, dropping to initramfs; grub reinstallation doesn't help [on hold]

I want to use a new motherboard with an old disk. The disk has just one partition, with Debian/jessie installed. On booting, Debian is found and begins to start up with usual dmesg output lines. After ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 boot takes ESC to give encryption passphrase prompt

Need help getting a friend's Acer Aspire 5560 (2048 MB, 500 GB, Radeon graphics using 512 MB of board RAM) up and running. Crunchbang got corrupted (or hard drive had a nasty event), used ...
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How to fix Bluetooth related errors on boot

When I boot my laptop, I see on the screen the following messages: [ 5.307568] Bluetooth: Error in firmware loading err = -110,len = 448, size = 4096 [ 5.307601] Bluetooth: Loading patch file ...
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Laptop not booting from bootable dvd

My laptop (hp pavillion dv6000) x32 has recently been configured with ubuntu 14.10. All was working fine (since I installed ubuntu through a dvd) untill I did an update and rebooted. My resolution has ...
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Grub doesn't appear Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem when I start my computer. The problem is that when I start the computer, grub doesn't appear but it is installed. Firstly, I installed Ubuntu instead of Fedora 21 (I had Windows 8.1 ...
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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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WIndows 8.1 not showing up on GRUB during boot up. Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 along side Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. After the install of Ubuntu and restart, everything worked fine. Windows 8.1 showed up in GRUB when the PC restarted to ...
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Black screen even with live CD [on hold]

I'm a little baffled here. All of a sudden, my elementary OS laptop went totally black. I see the EFI boot manager, so I know the display is working. However, when it boots it just goes black. I've ...
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Disabling IRQ #11

I am kind of a noob with linux. I know simple commands like sudo apt-get and things like that. But I have been having problems with my computer. a lot of times I will start my computer and it will ...
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clean install boot fails

My computer gave me the last few days strange errors like 'device not found' whilest booting, tried to figure it out and used some tips from these forum, all methods failed, the last method ended up ...
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How to fix “EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro”

I saw this in the system log: EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro. What is the meaning of this error? How to fix it? Relevant output: $ dmesg | grep mount [ 1.515956] EXT4-fs ...
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Error 5 Input/Output error during installtion through USB

I have followed every possible issue but still not avail to solved the problem hard disk fully formatted Windows 7 / 8 installed without any issue after getting the issue check memory issue / Test ...
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Realtek ALC662 rev3 speaker problem

I have a strange problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and the Speaker of a particular PC (all-in-one, builtin speaker). cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec Codec: Realtek ALC662 rev3 Codec: Intel ...
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multiboot problem [duplicate]

Have a PC with 3 harddisks, one of which is a SSD 250GB. I have three OS installed on this SSD. (three partitions: ssd1 with Windows 8.1, SS2 with Windows7 and SSD3 with Ubuntu 14.04. ) The ...
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Can't access BIOS and installing a windows hard drive

Built new computer: AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor × 8 9.7 GiB RAM Graphics GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Desktop Computer 1 TB HardDrive BIOS Type, UEFI BIOS ...
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu with a GPT Harddrive

I would like to know how to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu using bcdedit. I have UEFI with secure boot enabled and both OS's can be booted from the UEFI boot menu by pressing F9. I also have ...
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how do i boot up into ubuntu on an acer aspire v5 froma flash drive/disk?

I plug in the USB with Ubuntu on it and i press f12 and i click USB but it just goes into normal windows. And after trying multiple times it still dosent work need help?
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Ubuntu UEFI entry deleted. I need to restore or push another

I reinstalled Windows 8 yesterday. My mistake was deleting the EFI partition, so the entries for Ubuntu have gone. Now, I have lost Grub and my PC boot Windows automatically. There's any way to push ...
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PXE boot 14.04 : filesystem.dir not working: do I have to use filesystem.squashfs?

I've been using PXE-Boot with an extracted filesystem rather than squashfs so far: [NFS-server]:/[cdpath]/casper/filesystem.dir/ instead of [NFS-server]:/[cdpath]/casper/filesystem.squashfs This ...
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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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Surface Pro 3 - No Grub menu

Although many people have successfully installed Ubuntu Gnome on their Surface Pro 3, including on their MicroSD card, I just can't seem to get it to boot on my SP3. Here's what I did so far: ...
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(GER) Wide font in Ubuntu at Start-up, unreadable/blurry

When I boot my laptop, I see messages that tell me what happens during boot using an unreadable/blurry font. When I change /etc/default/grub and set GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash ...
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How to make a external harddrive bootable(windows) from ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 13.04 on my machine. I have a external hard drive of 500 GB. I want to convert that hard drive to a bootable drive with windows in it. Is there any way i can do that? Will doing ...
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Booting from USB sends me to Grub Rescue Mode

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and I followed the instructions here perfectly and I used the BIOS to boot from my USB (F12, InsydeH20) and after a few seconds, it sended me to Grub rescue mode. Whenever I boot ...
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Dual booting broke my main OS

I recently decided that I wanted to try out Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, so I decided to dual boot it. I went the easy way about it and when it came to partitioning; I selected "use this along with Windows 7". ...
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EFI boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac without rEFInd

I wish to completely remove OS X from my Mac and single install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Although I wish to use the newer EFI boot method instead of the legacy BIOS boot, I do not want to use rEFInd or any ...
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What could cause “Waiting for network configuration” + 2 minutes unskippable hanging at boot when no network interfaces are configured?

After installation of a bunch of unknown programs (the program causing the problem must have been in the long list of dependencies, /var/log/dpkg.log contains > 38000 entries for the relevant dates) ...
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Choosing OS grub screen not displaying

I installed Windows 7 after Ubuntu 14.04. I recovery GRUB, but when I start system the Grub window where I need to choose the OS not display, and Ubuntu loads by default. What did I do wrong?
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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready or not present

This is frustrating as heck, I moved away from Windows 7 OS because of issues, errors, and such and was sold to Ubuntu because it was supposed to be reliable, and now errors and issues right after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boot issue

My system was not booting anymore, so I ran the "Boot-Repair-Disk". Now Boot Repair seems to be stuck during: Purge kernels then reinstall last kernal mapper/ubuntu-vg-root (ins). This may require ...
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Downloaded, burned to DVD - rebooted but when I choose CD to boot it just goes back to windows

I've used Ubuntu in past, but it was set up through work, and would only boot on my Ram drive so nothing would save. So I am familiar with booting up using F12 at start and choosing either boot by ...
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VBOX on ubuntu Could not read from Boot Medium! System Halted Error

im using virtual box on ubuntu . and win xp as a guest i facing a problem im getting "Could not read from Boot Medium! System Halted Error" here is a pic of my vb settings for that vmacine i had ...
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How do I get a graphical installer for Ubuntu GNOME?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu GNOME over my vanilla Ubuntu installation. I've downloaded the amd64 version of Ubuntu GNOME through torrent (since I have a 64-bit processor), and the md5sum checks out. ...
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Why does Ubuntu gets stuck on the loading screen?

I've been experiencing many problem lately since I fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my SONY VAIO VPCEH with Windows 7 previously installed. Sometimes when I try to boot Ubuntu, it gets stuck at ...
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how can I fix error: hd0 out of disk?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a netbook - Acer AS 1410. After a download session, I restarted the computer and it said: error: hd0 out of disk. Press any key to continue... I pressed ...
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Operating System not Found after installing Ubuntu in a Sony Vaio

I just bought a Sony Vaio SVS15115FLB that came with Windows 7, after enjoying the PC graphic power for a little, I decided it was time to install Ubuntu 12.04. First, I inserted a USB stick, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boot hangs at logo after updating

Yesterday, I did a update/dist-upgrade. Today, I powered on the machine and it was hanging at the loading screen with logo and cycling dots - I've waited at this screen for about an hour several times ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 on Lenovo G505s Purple Screen Problem

Alright, I have been on every forum and website I can think of to fix this but with no success. My system specs are as follows: Lenovo G505s- AMD A10-5750M, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, AMD Radeon 8570M 2 GB, ...
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i have a black screen when booting ubuntu 14.04 just after update on my samsung chromebook

hey guys i got a problem i have spent day and night for the past week trying to install Ubuntu on a Samsung Chromebook which i plan to do an internal hardware makeover on but unfortunately right now ...
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hard disc lubuntu recovery file permissions? [on hold]

i have an acer 1 netbook that has hard disc failure. I want to recover the files. I had been using ubuntu 12.04 lts. i am now booted with lubuntu 1404 recovery usb stic. the file manager allows ...
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Cant install ubuntu and cant find windows 7 partition

I tried to install Ubuntu, but when I chose the partition on which I wanted to install it, my computer suddenly froze and refused to continue the installation process. So I was obliged to restart it. ...
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Why does my 14.04.1 hang up after login - on vm fusion and virtualbox vms?

I run 14.04.1 (upgrade from 13.10) on a MBP (2011) running VM Fusion 7.1.0. I used the vm on Monday (12/15/2014). Just before shutting down, I OK'd a software update. When I tried to use the vm ...
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Windows 7 hangs at grub's purple screen when dual booting

I have installed a new laptop (Lenovo Z510) for dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 64 bit. After several trials it now works, but I have a strange effect. I always enter the Grub purple screen ...
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How to boot an installed Ubuntu 14.04 shared throgh NFS via PXE (a.k.a a diskless station)?

I know LSTP exists, but I want to do it "manually" I've achieved booting a LiveCD, but with a system installed in a second hard disk (namely, /dev/sdb1) I'm stuck in a busybox shell. Basically, what I ...
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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 ...