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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What is the Ubuntu os loader and where does it reside?

I am studying for a class on system engineering and in one material we are told that Ubuntu uses the os loader to load the bootloader GRUB. My question is what is the Ubuntu os loader and where does ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation hangs despite of — forcepae option

trying to install the new Ubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop I got the message: *ERROR: PAE is disabled on this Pentium M (PAE can potentially be enabled with kernel parameter "forcepae" - this is ...
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how to boot a live-system with proprietary ATI drivers / fglrx?

Is it possible to boot a live system which is using the proprietary ATI drivers? Thanks!
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Uninstall OS running in dual boot [duplicate]

Supposing I have two Linux distributions, in dual boot (the GRUB menu appears and ask me what to choose): Ubuntu 14.04 elementary OS Adding a new one is very simple: just insert the installation ...
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LTSP client boots on busybox

I've installed an LTSP server on my linux desktop 12.04 (virtual machine), set all the necessary network settings. Now I created a thin client using virtualbox, booted (after starting up the server ...
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Unable to Boot: error couldn't read file

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an IBM Thinkpad T41. Up until Linux 3.2.0-30 generic everything was working fine. I accept all the software update. With 3.2.0-31 generic the machine freezes ...
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What to do after ubuntu remounts my filesystem in read/write mode?

Warning: Total noob. So, I tried to upgrade my version of Ubuntu, as prompted, but I accidentally restarted too early and everything just went horribly. Ubuntu will load to my login screen fine, but ...
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VMWare virtual machine won't boot after 12.04 upgrade

I was running an 11.10 virtual machine on VMWare Workstation 7.1.5 build-491717. I tried to upgrade the other day to 12.04. After everything was downloaded and installed, the system asked to be ...
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problem booting windows 8.1 with ubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on one one partition and windows 8.1 on other. But when i try to boot windows sometimes it starts but most of the time screen freezes(in pic 2) and nothing ...
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How to create a bootable USB with multiple ISO images in it

What I want is to create a bootable pen drive that shows GRUB menu and I can select any of the several bootable systems from there to install/run. I have several ISO images that I want to install in ...
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How do I re-run boot loader?

Running sudo apt-get -f install said that The link /vmlinuz.old is a damaged link and: you may need to re-run your boot loader[grub] Here's the full output: user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -f ...
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Broken ubuntu distibution

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as my main distro. Recently I installed several additional desktop environments, including: Cairo, Cinnamon, Pantheon, Deepin, and most recently Xubuntu. I always had ...
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EasyBCD: can't boot into Windows after ticking neogrub boot loader in EasyBCD

I ticked neogrub bootloader in EasyBCD. Thus the option "Windows 7" is disabled, as shown in the pic below. Then I reboot the system and now I can't enter Windows 7. What can I do? Thanks! ...
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using packagemanager to uninstall latest kernel?

The last update (I updated 9/1/14) to the kernel broke my boot. I was able to boot into the previous kernel. I think the version that was stable was 3.13.0.34.40 and the update was 3.13.0.35.42--Is ...
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Gave Up Waiting For Root Device - Fresh Install 14.04

I am getting the error: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system ...
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No option to boot Windows?

I am sorry if this question has already been answered, but I was unable to find an answer that pertained to my specific problem. I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 following the ...
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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 64bit. I have decided to get rid of it and installed Ubuntu 14.04 booting from usb and everything went perfect. Now i ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1, after installation the computer boots back to installion page

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Toshiba. The installion was successful and was required to be restarted. After the restart I am brought back to the GNU installation page. The only option I have ...
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kernel image error while installing Ubuntu 13.10

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 to install on my external HDD. I have never worked with a Linux OS before so I'm completely new to this. After I created a bootable USB flash disk with the ISO image on it, ...
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Location of persistent files in bootable USB

I have created a bootable USB of ubuntu using startup-disk-creator and added the persistence of around 2GB on the USB..I booted through the USB. I downloaded some documents made some changes and ...
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Trouble installing Windows 7 via USB

I've spent the better part of two days trying to solve this problem, and still I'm coming up empty. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on an ASUS laptop. I don't have an optical drive, so I'm ...
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How can I load modules from /etc/modules before mounting local file systems?

I have modified /etc/fstab to mount a file system that requires a custom module. On two out of three systems, all running Ubuntu 14.04, I can simply add the module to /etc/modules and it will mount ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Gateway GT5404

I have a Gatway GT5404 (desktop) with 2GB's of ram and a newer HDD, and a refresh of windows 7 ultimate. Ive tried installing Ubuntu via USB by extracting the iso files into the USB, Extracting the ...
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Black screen after next boot before login screen

I worked as well as very nearly on Ubuntu 14.04 then I shutdown my laptop and after a few minutes I turn it on to work again, but unfortunately after doted (.....) splash screen it become to black ...
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Upgrading To 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Blew Up Grub

I used the upgrade option available at the Ubuntu store from the desktop. There was an option within the software updates to upgrade to 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr). After I employed this to upgrade, ...
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PXE boot issue (error 32) / tftp

Good day all I have some old laptops that I'd like to boot via LAN. First, because the drives on these are failing / have failed, and because they're now both over 14 years old, and then for the ...
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How to delete Refind entries

I'm not sure which area this post would be appropriate, but here goes. I have attempted several different Linux distributions on my Macbook Pro Retina (10.1) before settling on Ubuntu 13.04 and I have ...
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Black screen when trying to install ubuntu 13.10

I am in need of some help. It has been 2 weeks since I bought my first ever windows laptop with the aim of replacing windows but I have been unsuccessful. The hardware is as follows : Asus 15' F550D ...
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Problems booting from software RAID

TL;DR: created RAID 1 at installation of Ubuntu desktop but it won't boot after seemingly successful installation, although boot utility seems to indicate that GRUB is installed I am trying to set up ...
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Boot problem with Ubuntu 14.04 in Samsung RV411 notebook [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Samsung RV411 notebook on a partition in parallel with my Windows 7 Starter (crap), but I can't boot it. Windows 7 automatically starts and the option to choose another ...
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Clean install of 14.04 on Dell Vosro 400 with dual screen setup boots to black screen with working cursor

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit on my Dell Vostro 400, but upon every attempt to boot, I only get a black screen with a working cursor. It is set up with a Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE videocard ...
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Ubuntu boots to desktop background

I have been messing around in Ubuntu 14.04 lts , change theme icons and replace some file in system and reboot all i see is desktop background can't see panel or menu can't access terminal , i follow ...
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can't access Bios or boot after uninstalling uBuntu on Samsung laptop [on hold]

I've uninstalled ubunto (after encountering a bug that wiped up my HDD and prevented me from accessing BIOS) and installed Linux Mint 17, removed all then installed Windows alone (to recover my ...
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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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How do I boot into Ubuntu (after installing, it still just boots to Windows)?

I've successfully installed Ubuntu (or so I'm told) on my Dell laptop alongside a clean Windows XP install. When I turn on the computer it boots directly into Windows with no options given to boot ...
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Unable to try/install ubuntu 14.04 from liveusb

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z570 which came with windows 7 pre-installed which I recently removed for Windows 8.1, everything worked fine. Now I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 but on booting from live ...
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Delete tp-trackpoint-elantech

I installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo T440 and not everything was working fine with the plain installation. So I used the official lenovo wiki to install all drivers. After I installed ...
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Errors during boot after installing the latest Intel drivers

I used Intel Graphics Installer 1.0.6 to install the latest drivers on my Thinkpad laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. The laptop has Intel integrated graphics (4500). The error messages are: drm: module ...
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Problem with ubuntu / W8 install and grub

I recently made a mistake when installing Ubuntu 14.04 on an external hard drive plugged to a Windows 8.1 laptop. My problem is that now if I have the external hard-drive plugged I can choose on which ...
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Unable to start Kubuntu after updating from 13.10 to 14.04

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask a question about Kubuntu. Please feel free to suggest me a better place to ask this question. I'm running dual boot windows 7 and kubuntu. Today after I ...
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Hide all kernel boot messages/logging when disabling splash screen Lubuntu 14.04.1

In Lubuntu 13.10 I was able to redirect the kernel messages/logging to another tty by adding the following to the Grub file in order to hide all kernel boot messages when disabling the splash screen ...
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Dual boot windows 7 Ubuntu and clock [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop alongside Windows 7. But for a reason I don't know there is a problem with the clock of my computer. When I use Ubuntu and I restart the computer to go on Windows ...
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problems with black screen

I have a problem with my asus x551ma. I get all the time a black screen of death. Also with ubuntu 14.04 i get a kernel panic, so i have to resort to ubuntu utopic unicorn. My problem is that i ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from USB on an UEFI system stops in grub rescue shell - how to continue?

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 from USB on a system with UEFI (from HP) instead of BIOS where Windows 7 is preinstalled. Unfortunately booting from USB-Stick hangs at the Grub "rescue shell" with ...
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Not able to install 14.04 from DVD

I have downloaded iso image of Ubuntu 14.04 from the official website. After that I burned it on a DVD, when I boot my computer with the DVD inserted in the drive I see the following messages on a ...
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Dual-Boot (General boot) messed up! Can't enter windows 8.1 (BCD error)

I'm kind of freaked out right now, but i will try to explain what happened as good as I can. English is not my first language, so please excuse any grammar or writing errors I'm asking here on ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on a laptop with no OS and the bootable USB won't load WUBI

I've installed the latest Ubuntu onto a USB drive with plenty of storage. When I boot my laptop with no OS on it, it does not detect my USB drive with Ubuntu. I don't know if it's my BIOS, or if its ...
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error message upon boot after upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14 - [on hold]

How do I fix ? I was going to use Ubuntu disk but only options are to install along side of or wipe entire disk- neither of which is desirable.
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Windows 7 doesn't boot need help urgently [on hold]

good afternoon everyone I have a problem, when I select windows 7, the Windows OS stays on "starting windows" Please I need a solution as soon as possible I need to do a project on windows and is ...
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How can I get rid of glitched boot screen in ubuntu 14.04?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW550F w/ATI Radeon graphics. My problem is exactly like the one in question "how can I get rid of a graphical glitch on Ubuntu 12.10", which is closed.