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 ends in a black screen in MSI GE60

When I choose install Ubuntu I see black screen of nothingness. And I have disabled secure boot and fast boot in UEFI. Any other option also ends with black screen. It's possible that MSI's UEFI ...
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ASUS Netbook - Loading Ubuntu (replacing Win8.1)

I'm still new to Ubuntu. I have 3 identical ASUS netbooks and have gotten Ubuntu loaded on 2 of them. The last one came with Win8 and I can't seem to get either the USB stick ISO or the USB disk drive ...
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Suspected broken partition table

My machine is running Ubuntu 15.04 (amd64). I have two SSDs for the OS in hardware RAID1, and two 3TB rotary drives in fake RAID1 which hosts my encrypted home directory. This evening I was ...
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Ubuntu boot error with 1.531444

HI every time i try to login i am getting this error and it will stay for long time. some times i will restart the devices. can please anyone help me on this. my laptop is lenovo G470. attached ...
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Booting to a Ubuntu USB Drive on a Mac

I want to install Ubuntu onto a USB drive and boot into an actual installation of Ubuntu using my MacBook Air, but I'm not sure if this is possible. To clarify, I don't want to install a live version ...
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Ubuntu suddenly only boots into GRUB

I've been using Ubuntu 15.04 on my Lenovo Y50-70 laptop for a week or so. Today it said there were software updates available and asked if I wanted to install them. I chose yes, and was browsing the ...
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Lost files on windows partition

Recently my Windows went crazy and didn't boot, so I installed Ubuntu 14.04. All went well until I decided to start recovering files from my windows partition like photos, music and work. I cam to a ...
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installation cd ubuntu 14. from ubuntu server

I am running ubuntu 14. 64 bit and am trying to create a bootable installation cd disk for windows7 laptop but Im alittle confused obviously.. can someone help me here?
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How do I set Ubuntu as the default OS for Chromebox/Chrome OS?

I installed ubuntu-desktop lts (14.04) on my intel Asus Chromebox using the script at: http://goo.gl/9sgchs. Everything is working great when I manually boot into Ubuntu (i.e. pressing ctrl-L at the ...
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My ubuntu Can't stop loading

I just hooked up my old monitor to my laptop after not using it for 2 months,and, when i turned it on everything was easy until i noticed that Ubuntu had been loading for like 20 mins o.O.I still cant ...
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How can I create an Ubuntu boot option that doesn't load X or the mouse?

I'm dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 15.04. How can I create a boot menu entry for Grub that boots Ubuntu in true text or console-only mode? I know there are ways to boot into text mode, but I ...
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Unable to boot, read only mode error [closed]

Log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10731320/ It also gives DRDY Error after many reboots. I tried boot-repair disk. Recommended repair option was not visible. And, even GParted didn't help as it couldn't ...
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How do I boot into true text mode?

I've found ways to disable gdm or lightdm or whatever 11.10 uses, but I can't find a way to get a true text-mode boot. I want to see all the kernel messages fly by as it boots, not a stupid purple ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 install freezes with “booting in insecure mode”

This is essentially the question Joao asked (How to solve "boot in insecure mode" error?), but I was not able to fix this issue on my laptop: I upgraded my 4 year old Acer Travelmate 8473TG ...
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I have an error when installing ubuntu 14.04 through external hard drive- grub rescue mode

Basically my Windows OS on my Hard Drive is corrupt so I am trying to install Ubuntu on my PC from an external hard drive (320GB). So I make a live CD and install Ubuntu after partitioning my ...
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(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system

After initializing setup file(s) this message appears on my desktop Computer I already have Microsoft Windows seven on my Computer, and wanted to install dual operating system side by side then this ...
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Win7 -> Ubuntu on Media Server w/ Multiple Drives Help

I currently have a Windows 7 PC built to run Plex Media Server. The current configuration is I have Windows 7 installed on a SSD Primary boot drive, and all my media is stored on a secondary HDD. I ...
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problem with ubuntu 14.04 installing, grub rescue

i tried to update ubuntu 12.04 lts to 14.04 lts. but I did an dumb mistake. My computer was not responding during update , so i foolishly shut down my laptop. but i managed to install other things ...
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How to start dhclient at boot?

Here's the problem: root@home:~# ping 8.8.8.8 connect: Network is unreachable root@home:~# dhclient eth0 RTNETLINK answers: File exists root@home:~# ping 8.8.8.8 PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) ...
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Boot menu Problem

I'm new to ubuntu. I have installed ubuntu with windows 10 successfully.After reboot I have to log to ubuntu by goto boot options and choose. First time there was a 3 options. After reboot there ...
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Will it be possible to switch from systemd to upstart from 15.10 onwards?

In Ubuntu 15.04, it is possible to switch from systemd to upstart. Will this ability be retained going forward?
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How to prevent switch to text mode during boot

I'm trying to get a full graphical boot in ubuntu. That is using burg/grub in graphical mode and launching the kernel directly in graphical mode, without switching to text mode and then back to ...
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X205TA Ubuntu 15.04 Install

Netbook ASUS X205TA Windows 8.1 Single language with Bing, 64GBeMMC Samsung, 32GB Samsung EVO MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS-1, 8GB Sandisk USB 2.0. I've been able to Try Ubuntu from USB Flash Disk, create ...
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ubuntu 12.04 server not start only showing blank screen

My ubuntu 12.04 server is not strat,when i start the server only showing the blank screen.and not showing user name ads password screen.
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Error: no such partition grub rescue

I have make drives on my hp laptop b/c i have to install linux on one drive while using windows on other.? one of that drive is if 100gb but while installing linux (version fedora) i have made this ...
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Stuck in GRUB after removing Ubuntu

I need very specific help, how do I boot windows 8.1 when I am stuck in the GRUB "Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported..." I cannot boot from installation media as I have none and need help ...
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Stuck at Boot Black Screen After Reboot

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04 on VirtualBox. Windows host. Not sure if it is related, but I have just installed sendmail and mailutils. After a reboot, it's stuck at the black console screen, it's ...
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How to reinstall newest Linux Kernel?

Hello I upgraded all packages on my Ubuntu, and kernel also. But in upgrading process kernel upgrade failed, and I must always after grub load select older kernel. It is a terminal command to ...
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Can I have the portability of a LiveUSB with the performance of a USB install?

In particular I would like to have a dynamically installed GPU driver based on the target system. NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel. So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 Asus Zenbook NX500J with Nvidia gtx850m

I am trying to install Ubuntu and I can get it to boot off the live usb and install if I set the grub option nomodeset. Once it is installed I am trying to install the Nvidia drivers so I don't have ...
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Where do I install BURG?

I am dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I installed Ubuntu, "Device for bootloader installation" was sda8. So, I tried sda8 for BURG and got this message: ~> sudo burg-install ...
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Can't boot ubuntu from usb

I have several times tried to boot ubuntu from usb, because I need to delete som old windowsfiles after moving windows from the hdd to the sdd. I used the stick to install ubuntu on my laptop, but ...
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Strange font and mouse behavior during startup (14.04)

I've noticed a strange behavior when booting up in Ubuntu 14.04. If I open a terminal in the first few minutes, the terminal uses one font. After a few minutes the cursor will disappear for about 30 ...
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BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu bricked by Ubuntu5 upgrade

Today my BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu informed me I had an upgrade available to Ubuntu 5. I downloaded the 160+ MB of data, and the phablet rebooted to install it. Then it went black, and I could not boot ...
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Boot Faliure after installing 15.04 64 bit(Sordid Saga)

I got a boot faliure after installing 15.04 (disk, home folder encrypted) when it asked for a restart, the screen is dark but the processor fan running, pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del grub appeared and I ...
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14.04.3 install ok, but no login after reboot

I installed 14.04.3 on my 64 bit machine. When the machine booted with the .iso DVD I created, I got a lot of error messages that quickly disappeared, and the installation began. The install ...
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How to enable Secure Boot without issue?

I read here that it is essential to have Secure Boot enabled: However I find that when I enable Secure Boot, it changes it so that systems can boot with UEFI boot, but not Legacy, it also disables ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 reboots after login

I've installed a number of Ubuntu versions, usually as a dual boot. As a test of VMbox, I installed it on a Win7 host and installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the guest in VMbox. The installation was lengthy ...
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No GRUB Screen or recovery mode on Boot after 12.04 Upgrade

I tried the live boot CD and boot-repair, also loaded the Desktop install CD, and it looks like all partitions check out OK. However, when I try to boot Linux (the only bootable partition on the ...
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Ubuntu not getting installed: Error: Kill process or sacrifice child

I was trying to clean boot my pc using bootable usb & suddenly the power was off and later when I restarted my pc it was not even entering the installation mode. It is showing errors like :this I ...
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My boot volume is full, what should I do now?

I keep on getting an urgent error message telling me my BOOT volume is full! How can I safely clean this up? Please be aware, I am a newbie in Linux. This is the result of uname -a: Linux ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mounts external USB drive on boot with option “noauto” in fstab entry

I have an external USB drive and a USB thumbdrive connected to my computer. Both have an entry in /etc/fstab with the option noauto (will post the whole fstab entries at the end). While my thumbdrive ...
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How to recover windows 8.1 when installing Ubuntu 14.04 without creating a partition?

I have tried dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo U410 but can now not boot Windows in GRUB. Looking now at other tutorials for Dual boots i realise that I hadn't created a partition for Ubuntu ...
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Automatic Ubuntu server installation not working - error with booting from usb drive

I am working on automatic Ubuntu installation iso file. I followed the guide shown here: https://pricklytech.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/ubuntu-server-unattended-installation-custom-cd/ The iso file ...
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boot-repair crashed windows while i was trying

I tried to install windows 8.1 from dvd on ubuntu 15.04 installed first. It crashed grub2 so run boot-repair from usb. Grub was repaired and after restart there was its menu with three options: ...
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Is it possible to create a USB Bootable version of Ubuntu with Persistent Storage?

I saw this link on how to create a version of Fedora that can boot directly from a USB stick and have persistent storage as large as the stick itself. I tried this method to no avail. I have also ...
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Cannot dual-boot Kali Linux and Windows 8

I installed kali linux with grub dual boot with windows 8 on EFI based computer ok each time i boot into my computer it's give me 2 options I decided to delete kali partition and install ubuntu i ...
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Strange problem with starting up / loggin on

My system has a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows, and there is a problem. The problem began with Ubuntu not booting up properly; it would only display a black screen with a flashing white cursor in ...
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Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 professional. When I attempt to boot I am given a Grub Rescue> prompt. when I type the ls command, it lists the partitions but when I ls the individual ...
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Dual boot - Windows missing after installing ubuntu

I am posting a question and also post the answer as I don’t know other way around to help others. I Have been struggling from last 1 month to make dual boot on my hp laptop its hp g6-2313ax, however ...