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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Installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 3521

I purchased a Dell In 15 3521, and i am trying to install Ubuntu. but it was not installing Could you tell me what i have to do?
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How to install openrc init system in ubuntu?

I have noticed openrc package after I have upgraded to 14.10. So, is it possible to get rid of upstart and systemd(logind, udevd) and upstart and move to it? I have installed the package and have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting before Windows 8.1

I try to boot my computer into Ubuntu, but I end up having to manually select Ubuntu from the devices menu, even though it was supposed to boot first. Instead Windows 8 boots up like Ubuntu isn't even ...
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Grub will not boot win7

Ubuntu 14.04 will not dual boot. Boots directly to Ubuntu. I tried repairing windows with win7 startup disk (bootrec /fixboot) and it appears the start up files were placed on the beginning of the ...
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Grub rescue no such device, also cannot access BIOS

I purchased an Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6688 which came preloaded with Windows 8. I wiped that, reinstalled my own bloatware-free copy, and tried to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 on it. It has a hybrid drive, so ...
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Why won't my system boot off of a partition that I just transferred the Ubuntu install image to using the dd command?

I have a drive that I would like to install Linux onto, for eventual use on another machine. I want to bring the Ubuntu installer image onto a 20GB partition, and then boot into that. When I boot ...
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How to install Windows 7 over ubuntu from win 7 iso

I'm getting a new computer build soon and I figured I'm going to install Windows 7 so I can play some of the games I enjoy that are not compatible with Ubuntu; once I were to get Windows 7 installed; ...
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Why does each update remove vital boot files?

Everytime I update, the most recent being Trusty Tahr, I always end up having to completely reinstall Ubuntu with a usb. Everytime I get told that certain boot files are missing. Why does this keep ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu in UEFI system

I am having trouble booting into my HDD, where I have installed Ubuntu as described @help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI I have attempted to utilize Boot-Repair to no avail. Here is my link pasteurl link: ...
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Bootloader not working

With not apperant reason when I booted my computed today I got to a Grub command line screen. As far as I read it seems that the grub might been defected. I've downloaded the Ubuntu live CD and ran ...
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Moving /boot to a usb key

How do I move the existing /boot partion of a 14.04 root encrypted installation to a usb key?
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Gave up waiting for root device (and cannot find drive from usb live)

I am seeking help for a typical problem for which I have tried many solutions. The typical problem is the Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - ...
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Grub not booting anything

Lenovo g505s with 8.1 per installed Amd a10 processor with 6 gb or ram and 1000tb hd My files are backed up to an external had or sitting in the cloud so that's not really a problem. Shut off secure ...
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Ubuntu is not reading my windows 7 installation disk when restarted. How to enable it?

I was attempting to dual boot,many attempts actually, but all failed,and I think I ended up changing some settings in the BIOS I think, whatever it is, I think I disabled something that can open the ...
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Alienware 17 + Ubuntu 14.04

Unable to CD boot Ubuntu 14.04 on (new) Alienware 17. My guess is graphics card issue. AMD Radeon R9 M290X. Any advice? Thanks.
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When installing Ubuntu, can I use the dd command to copy the image to my 1TB hard drive for subsequent insertion into another machine?

Typically people are installing Ubuntu using a USB drive or burned DVD, but I don't have these. I would rather just go with installing to the destination hard drive itself, make it bootable, and ...
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grub not dual booting win7

New Ubuntu 14.04 installation. Boots straight to Ubuntu. Tried repairing. Here is output of fdisk: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 ...
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Triple Booting Mac, Windows, Ubuntu on Mac with Windows Already installed with bootcamp

So on my macbook I have OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Windows 7 Professional, and I want to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. I already have a bootable USB drive, and already installed refind. The problem is ...
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how to unlock screen when booted from usb?

i installed ubuntu 13.10 in the installation process i lost all data. i booted from the usb and took the help of testdisk. sudo apt-get install testdisk sudo testdisk After finding all the ...
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Ubuntu installed to USB key, but not recognized as bootable

This is NOT a duplicate of How to install Ubuntu to a USB stick or similar questions. Though there might be bits of helpful information in other questions/answers, my question is not a duplicate, ...
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installation on Asus Zenbook UX301LA

I am afraid I messed up things pretty badly while trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 on a brand new Asus Zenbook UX301LA. The situation is: I am pretty sure that I have destroyed Windows8 ...
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Why is the default boot partition so small with whole disk encryption option?

The boot partition, set up automatically by the Ubuntu installer, is only ~230MB. This is the case on two different clean installs I have performed on different machines. Both used the full disk ...
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“Gave up waiting for root device” while booting

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from USB flash (with Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.4.4). It´s well done. But I got boot problem when I restarted my notebook (Acer Aspire 1410, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HD, Intel ...
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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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Can't enter Ubuntu 14.04 with AMD R9 290 (Black Screen)

I've recently installed Ubuntu along side my Windows 8.1 on my HDD. The moment I tried to boot I got a weird purple outline, followed by a black screen and monitor signal loss. I entered grub ,using ...
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Failed boot…? [duplicate]

So here's the order in which things happen after turning on the computer: It shows the motherboard splash screen quickly. It goes to a screen where the options are to boot Ubuntu and do a couple of ...
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What to do with the series of randomly occurring errors?

I'll get straight to the point with this one, my laptop (ASUS G75VW) is dual booted with Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04.1 and is experiencing randomly occurring errors. I don't know if they're ...
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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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How to install Ubuntu on a USB drive without it being a Read-Only filesystem?

After my MacBook stopped working yesterday I have been trying to get it to work again, but right now it won't boot as there seem to be problems with the SSD. The support recommended booting into my ...
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After forcing Bleach Bit to stop, now Lubuntu cannot boot v14.04

I was running Bleach Bit but got tired that it didn't finish, so I forced it to stop by pressing the boot button. After that, I started again the laptop, it keeps on trying to boot but it doesn't. The ...
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GRUB2: black screen when booting Windows

I know this might be a duplicate, but I've read a lot of threads about this and none pointed me to the solution. When loading GRUB2 I have a black screen (with static white cursor on the upper left) ...
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How to deal with duplicated GRUB entries with different names?

As I told in a previous question, I was having GRUB problems with a dual boot PC with both Lubuntu and Bodhi Linux. One of the partitions (the one with Bodhi Linux) was messing with the GRUB entries, ...
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How to fix “/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does not exist” on new installation?

I just installed 14.04.1 on a USB 2.0 drive. At startup, I'm prompted for the encryption key, which I enter. After that though, I get the following: Gave up waiting for root device. Common ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro without EFI interference?

I have a late 2011 macbook pro, that I bought in early 2012. Is it possible to cleanly install ubuntu without the irritating EFI mac 'shell' surrounding the install, making the mac boot sound and ...
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no access to windows 8 because of grub error

I have a dual boot lenovo G505 laptop windows 8.1 and ubuntu. I deleted the ubuntu partitions and now when I start the pc the screen displays Error: no such partition Entering rescue mode Grub ...
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make bootable hard disk to install multiple OS

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have two partitions in my hard drive. So I want to install Windows in one of my partitions and keep Ubuntu on the other. To do so, I want to use my external hard ...
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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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Bios doesn't appear when I connect my HDMI Cable

I have a desktop computer with dual boot using grub and a permanent HDMI cable between my computer and my TV. When I start my computer, I don't see Bios Screen in my computer, I can only see it in my ...
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(How) can I avoid undesired effects of booting with “nomodeset”?

Sometimes (approximately 1 of 3 times) waking from hibernation with Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP pavilion dv6000 laptop computer ends with a black screen with backlight and the mouse pointer - in those ...
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How to fix no splash screen in Ubuntu after nvidia proprietary driver installation [duplicate]

This is soultion how to fix no splash screen in Ubuntu after nvidia proprietary driver installation. It's no matter what Ubuntu version you use, it should work anyway. (TESTED ON 14.04) Open your ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after error message. /temp could not be mounted (still need help)

I am trying to change a GRUB2 boot entry and can not seem to edit or save the file after entering sudo vi /etc/grub.d/10_lupin into terminal. I am having the same problem as a few others with the way ...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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Remove Grub Loader from Mac - USB Thumbdrive installation

I installed Linux from one bootable USB thumbdrive onto another bootable thumbdrive. That works. However, now my Macbook Air boots to "error: no such device: XXXXXXX... grub rescue>". If I hold ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu in UEFI mode - Ubuntu only boots when entering Windows 8 first

I have a problem, which is that the only way to start is when I start Ubuntu 14.04 Windows 8 first then (Shift + reset) and enter to boot from USB and Ubuntu there appears, after selecting newly see ...
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Weird characters at booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have two OS on my PC: Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After selecting Ubuntu in GRUB screen and pressing enter, screen goes black, and after 10 seconds "^[[21~" is being constantly written on the ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partion within windows and now computer won't start

So basically my parents got rather pissy at me for messing with the home computer and putting ubuntu on it as a secondary os. So I was told to unistall it, my friends all use Ubuntu as well and they ...
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GRUB missing after 12.04.2 LTS to 14.04.1 ? Server

After upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04.1 the GRUB is wrong/missing. I looking for a command for repair of this missing GRUB - mount volume. sudo mount /dev/sd*xx* /mnt I do not understand what volume ...
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Boot Ubuntu on USB flash drive in Mac OS X 10.4… and Ubuntu

I would like to create an OS-agnostic installation of Ubuntu on a flash drive, that boots under Ubuntu and under Mac OS X. Ideally the process would look like: Install Ubuntu 11.10 (or 12.04 if ...
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Identify which grub menu item used when booting

Is it possible to test which menu item was used to start the system. If the choice of kernel was different i can for example do this in my login script if uname -r | grep -q lowlatency; then ...
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Pulled off USB before Ubuntu restart after installation?

I recently installed Ubuntu from a USB and when after installing everything and downloading all third parties it asked to restart, I pulled off the USB thinking it may not be needed, now my screen ...