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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The Disk Drive for /tmp is not ready yet. S to skip mount or M for manual recovery

I know this has been asked before, but I can't find an answer that also pertains to this /tmp message. I have 12.04 LTS on a Toshiba laptop, as well as Windows 7. I really just started to dig into ...
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Fixing boot animation for 14.04

So I have a clean install of 14.04 lts, and I've installed my nvidia proprietary driver. The boot animation now is just white text on a pink screen and . . . . (4 dots), I don't know why this changed. ...
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How do I enable the GRUB splash screen in Xubuntu 12.10?

I have Xubuntu 12.10 running fine on a Thinkpad T60. Grub2 is installed as the boot manager and the GRUB....LINUX_DEFAULT is set as "quiet splash". Therefore, Grub should display its splash image ...
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Black screen when booting normally

My system Laptop: Acer aspire 8930G OS: Freshly installed Ubuntu 14.10 (64 bit) Memory: 4 GB Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53 GHz x 2 Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9700M GT / pre-installed ...
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Boot stucks at logo screen after upgrading to 14.10

After upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 my computer cannot boot anymore, it stucks at the logo screen (with animated dots). By displaying the boot process, I see that it stucks at "Stopping log initial ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu while mainting dual-boot with Windows?

I am kinda new to ubuntu and the whole linux field, and have some concerns. First, I currently have Linux Mint 17 dual booting with Win8.1 via grub 2, my question is how to remove linux mint and ...
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Ubuntu normal/recovery no load, black screen

I'm new to Ubuntu. I dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my notebook with hybrid video cards. The discrete video card does not work, so I only use the integrated video, which works ...
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Error in booting through USB having full install (not live USB)

I am new to Ubuntu and really loved the experience of working on it through the live USB. However the limit of 4GB on the persistence file is something which I wanted to get away from (Tried the ...
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WinUSB - installation failed, 32512

I want to create a bootable usb flash drive with Windows. But whatever USB flash I use - with NTFS or FAT32 or EXT4, I always get this error: installation failed, 32512 The size of iso file is 4.3Gb, ...
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Interrupted upgrade, now boot loop, restarts before Grub

Laptop battery ran out of power while upgrading to 14.10. I connected it and powered it up as usual, but forgot about resuming the upgrade. Then I put it to hibernate, and since then it's stuck in a ...
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Windows not booting in dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7

I have dual Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my PC. I installed Ubuntu after Windows, and I have issues with GRUB. After installing Ubuntu, there was no boot loader in the start up, with an ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu failed after upgrading to yosemite

After upgrading to Yosemite, I cannot boot into Ubuntu: it goes to a black screen. GRUB appears in the upper left corner and Flashes "_" . I am using refind . Can anyone help?
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If I boot Ubuntu, restart and then Boot Windows, it will give an error in the boot loader

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop. If I boot into Ubuntu and then reboot and try to boot into Windows 8, in the Windows 8 boot screen (With a light blue background) I will get an error ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS “Checking battery state… [OK]” and login incorrect

I have quite a famous problem as it seems: while booting, the computer displays Checking battery state... [OK] and then hangs. * Starting CUPS printing spooler/server mountall: Plymouth copmmand ...
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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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Fresh install doesn't appear to work

Alrighty so here is the story: Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto my Dell Inspiron 1745 via live USB setup through unetbootin. Live USB works fine, using a 64bit image, able to browse the net, do ...
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CIFS VFS: Error messages

I'm running two Ubuntu systems, (12.04 on 64-bit AMD desktop system and 14.04 on a 64-bit Intel laptop), and have configured two CIFS drives to be mounted at system start-up following the instructions ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not shut down on Acer Extensa 2509 notebook

Hello fellow Ubuntuers, I am currently running into a problem with my new Acer Extensa 2509 notebook. After installing Ubuntu 14.10 onto the hard drive, I was not able to shut down my live USB drive. ...
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Ububtu upgrade stuck at the time of Unpacking fonts-sil-padauk

During Installing the upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 installation stuck at "Unpacking fonts-sil-padauk (2.80-2) ..." .
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PXE boot with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm currently having a PXE server to perform many different OS' installation over the network. I have a fully functionnal Ubuntu 13.10 live environnement and I would like to give a try on 14.04 ...
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Can't boot into UBUNTU, after Yosemite install

I have posted on here as a last resort as I have searched for a solution and haven't been able to find one. I recently installed OS X Yosemite on my mac. Since then I have not been able to gain ...
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Unknown filesystem, grub rescue after installing Windows 8

I recently tried Ubuntu and installed over my old Windows 7 partition. There was a host of problems here but I eventually solved them and managed to boot into Ubuntu, but the issues continued with ...
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Failure to boot after a possible power failure during upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

I left my machine to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 overnight. I think there was a power failture. When I switched it on in the morning I got these messages: scanning fr Btrfs filesystems run-init: ...
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Mythbuntu / XBMCbuntu installer does not recognise installed operating systems

I have a system with 13 partitions, running 2 installs of windows 7 and a few installs of Ubuntu 14.04. Grub is the bootloader, and all is working well. I often install a fresh Ubuntu to partitions 10 ...
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I can not install Ubuntu 14.10, GNU GRUB error

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 and used Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8 in order to install ubuntu using a pendrive. When I restart my pc and choose ,from the boot menu, the usb it shows a black screen ...
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Trying to Install Lubuntu

I've burned the Lubuntu image onto DVD to install on my rather beaten up old pc. However, trying to run from boot I've noticed that the boot sequence doesn't contain my DVD drive. The Bios recognises ...
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Unable to boot 14.04 on new Alienware 17

I have an Alienware 17. With Ubuntu 14.04 CD, I choose "Try Ubuntu without installing". Then hit enter. "Ubuntu" appears on screen for a short time. Then black screen. Then these messages: radeon GPU ...
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Problem booting live usb without cdroom

I've got latest ubuntu on liveUSB. I've recently replaced my optical drive with HDD caddy and I can't boot ubuntu anymore, it's stuck at loading screen. I tried to take out hdd caddy, but ubuntu ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after installing it and it looks like it isn't even installed in the disc management

I Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 45GB partition, and when it asked me to reboot the computer, the dual boot menu didn't appear, it boot directly Windows 7. When I checked the disc management, there was ...
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boot with e4rat suddenly takes 20sec longer

A couple of days ago I set-up e4rat for my Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Lenovo Ideapad U330. The first couple of days it really did wonders, basically cutting the boot-time from 50sec to 25sec. Then ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu and Windows from Legacy boot to UEFI boot?

I had installed Ubuntu and Windows(an ext4 partition and an NTFS partition for each) in the LEGACY boot mode,not knowing what difference it would make if I installed in UEFI instead.But I have been ...
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Fixing Windows7 Bootmgr

I made my laptop Dell XPS 15z dual boot with Ubuntu last year, and something went wrong & BOOTMGR of my windows got fried. I couldn't fix it that time. And I kept using Ubuntu. I don't even ...
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Does “Erase Disk and Install Ubuntu” replace the default boot screen?

I am new here. And I may replace a laptop's hard disk with Ubuntu. It's an HP Compaq notebook which has Windows 7 installed. So If I choose that install option, will it replace the screen that says ...
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Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and this was to be my learning project. I purchased an Aspire E11 model E3-111-C0WA (cheap and had 300GB hard drive) Used Linux Live USB Creator to create an install ...
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Windows 8 UEFI does not boot

I've just bought a new laptop Toshiba, on which there is Windows 8 preinstalled. I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and Grub2 detects correctly Ubuntu and Windows. But the strange problem is that when ...
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Cannot load grub4dos through kexec

I execute sudo kexec -l /sbin/grub.exe sudo kexec -e and get black screen with some phrases. The font is squeezed vertically and I see also one copy of the same phrases on the right. There are ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS login loop

I'm asking this because initially, my problem was a power failure during installation so I typed the following instructions in the maintenance shell: sudo mount -o remount,rw / sudo dpkg ...
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Create UBUNTU CD boot to a WINDOWS machine using an OS X system to create the CD

Would like to create a WINDOWS ubuntu boot-from-CD using latest OS X system. Trying to help a friend recover from an MS "registration key" and disk loss and subsequent registry trash. Any ideas?
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Can't boot after update, stuck on a loop [closed]

Today I updated my Ubuntu 11.10 to kernel version 3.0.0-16-generic. After the update I restarted the computer and then I got stuck in a loop right after the initial screen where all the modules are ...
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Synaptics driver doesn't load sometimes

Sometimes (randomly), the synaptics touchpad driver won't load on bootup. When reading /var/log/boot.log, i don't see anything touchpad-driver-like being started when this happens. But the file ...
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edit Grub bootloader both

I've had some boot problems after installing Ubuntu 14.04 to my new SSD (sdb1) adding Windows 10 technical preview afterwards (sdb3) and leaving my old Windows XP on my hdd (sda1), but now everything ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't start after installation / live from USB

today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my old (x64) computer. I installed it from a live USB stick (created with unetbootin, FAT). After the sucessfull installation on the hard disk I rebooted the PC. ...
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After downloading Ubuntu installer, it asked me to reboot for install. It shut down and seemingly rebooted into a black screen!

So for my recent project I decided to install Linux Ubuntu on a separate 60GB SSD to dual boot with Windows 8.1. Once I went on the official Ubuntu website and downloaded the free version of Ubuntu I ...
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can I use Ubuntu booted usb to install windows?

I have a 32gb multi partitioned usb (25gb - ntfs, 5gb - ext4) which I used to boot Ubuntu 13.04. Now I like to install windows on my pc using this usb. Does formatting this usb by Rufus(or such ...
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Can't update grub on persistent live USB

I'm trying to update grub on my live usb and I get the following error: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo update-grub /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'. Any ideas? Nothing I ...
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Append options to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modification on files

I want to add an option to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modifying any files on the system. The reason is that I want to apply it by installing a driver package, but currently I haven't found any ...
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Ubuntu x64 does not boot

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my pc (i7 2650QM, 8 Gbyte RAM, GT540M), but whenever I try to boot it, I get only a black screen and a heavy working hard disk. Even if I wait twenty minutes ...
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An error occurred while mounting /

for no reason I have not been able to boot Ubuntu 14.04 today. Splash screen at first displayed "An error occurred while mounting /". I tried to do filesystem check: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fsck.ext4 ...
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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 howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DisklessUbuntuHowto But the initramfs seems not to be ...
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unable to boot in windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu 14.04.1 and using boot repair

i installed ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 8.1. After installation ubuntu was not able to boot, so i used boot-repair option for ubuntu. But after that i am not able to boot windows 8.1. it is not ...