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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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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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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Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS Won't Boot w/Monitor Connected

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a Lenovo RD540 server. Actually two of them. Both servers experience same behavior. 1) Server stalls during bootup. 2) The most recent message during ...
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Asus x201e won't boot to any USB

I am trying to install Xubuntu / Ubuntu on my Asus X201E laptop, but I don't even get to the install menu, because the live usb (which I've tried making in LiLi, UNetbootin) doesn't do anything. 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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how to boot into Windows 7 if I only have grub now

My laptop is installed with window 7, now I want to install ubuntu using its ISO image and easyBCD, however, I failed in installing ubuntu, and when I boot the laptop I can only see grub interface. ...
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Hard disk failure after partition in Ubuntu 13.4 using terminal

I did partition of my Ubuntu system using sudo fdisk in terminal because I could not install Windows 7 because it said something like there has to be some space to save some files on that space. So I ...
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Ubuntu wouldn't start after installing updates, but then after a few restarts, its starting again

I'm not sure what precise subject\title should I put for this question because it must be descriptive and short in the same time while the subject is full of details. Today in the morning I installed ...
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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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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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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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KVM-Guest only boots single user mode

We have a Vserver Host running on Ubuntu 12.04 with KVM/QEMU and so far guests been running fine with various OS's (Ubuntu 10.04, 12.10, Debian 6,7, CentOS 5,6). After the installation of Ubuntu ...
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Gave up waiting for root device

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 but cannot fully boot. Here is my error message: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the ...
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Consolidating hard disks into one machine leads to GRUB “A disk read error occurred” with Win7

Situation: My older Win7 laptop died (power issues). My new Kubuntu computer has an extra drive bay, so I'm trying to get dual boot to make them play nice together in the same machine. Both drives ...
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Black screen before login

I'm having some trouble with my xubuntu. It was running just fine yesterday but it's not working today. I remember that I've flipped the power switch during the last shutdown (because it was taking ...
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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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strange boot.log - multiple startpar bridge… starting and stopping repeatedly

I've just encountered a very strange boot (since I have no "quiet" nor "splash" in grub options). So I've had a look in the log: crysman@crysman-U36SD:~$ cat /var/log/boot.log * Starting Bridge file ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity: Black screen with cursor only, when external display is connected before booting laptop

Whenever I connect an external display to the DSub port of my laptop before booting into Ubuntu, something goes wrong in Unity to cause the exact same problem as described here: After logging in, ...
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Why is there no EFI boot loader on the Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Netinstall? (mini.iso)

Im trying to boot the netinstall(mini.iso) toasted to an usb-stick, but there is no EFI loader in that iso image. so it is not possible to load that kind of installation type on an efi powered system. ...
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Lightdm not working at all since bumblebee install!

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, so please excuse me if my question is stupid... So a few weeks ago, I bought a Gigabyte U2442N with Optimus Graphics (a 640M and a HD4000). I installed the stable ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 live usb boot hangs at Splash screen

I have created Ubuntu 12.10-amd64 bootable usb disk. It boots but when I select Install on harddisk or Run without install, it just stops at the splash screen. I tried -nomodeset, but same thing ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.10 on the GPT ?

I have installed Win7 first and I created GPT. Unfortunately, when I try to install Ubuntu 12.10, in the GParted, it just show all my HDD haven't partition. In the Window I still see the C,D,E.... ...
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“BusyBox initramfs” prompt while attempting to install from live CD on 2nd HDD

I've created a partition in ext3 on my second HDD to install Linux. However, when I come to boot the CD, I get directed to a BusyBox prompt with no other choice than help. Other topics I've read on ...
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setting of GRUB for two Linux distributions installed to two separate hard disks

I installed a second hard disk to my laptop so that I can test on new Linux distribution without trashing my working one. I did the following: Installed Linux Mint 15 to my first drive sda and use ...
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Both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Windows 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 5521 in Legacy Mode. I then tried installing Ubuntu 14.04. The installation was successful. But after rebooting, I was unable to boot into any OS. While ...
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Boot to tty2 on start

On Ubuntu 12.04 I had a server with no GDM. I want to boot to tty2 on start up. What would I put into rc.local? Note* I do not have grub tty1: start on stopped rc RUNLEVEL=[2345] and ( ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation crashes with “???” message after selecting drive

The Gist: I have been trying to erase my disk and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop as my sole operating system. I can boot "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" from a USB stick. During the graphical ...
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tpm_tis Operation Timed out when booting 14.04 LTS

Since upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 (with do-release-upgrade) my computer (Sony vgn-sz1vp) hangs for 4 minutes when booting. [ 1.015598] tpm_tis 00:06: 1.2 TPM (device-id 0xB, rev-id 16) [ ...
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How to get rid of grub menu after boot?

Here is my /etc/default/grub: # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu record from my boot list?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an external USB3.0 drive. I selected sdb (the usb stick) as grub point and created a new ext4 partition as root on sdb1. Everything went very well and I could either ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 LTS not able to Boot

I finished installing Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (x86 version). After restarting my system, it hangs for maybe 10 to 15 seconds and then displays this in the command prompt: Gave up waiting for root device. ...
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How to deal with “Errors were found while checking the disk drive for /” in a server?

It seems a little stupid for a operating system this behavior in a SERVER operating system. The problem is very simple to replicate on Ubuntu Server: just change the date back in time and then reboot ...
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Computer won't boot after shutdown/reboot

I currently have a Toshiba Sattelite C660D which dual boots Ubuntu 14.04 (had same issue with 13.10) and Windows 8. Every time I shutdown or reboot my laptop from Ubuntu, I can only get it back on, ...
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SSH update to 14.04: The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present

I am not able to restart my Ubuntu server after upgrade from 13 to 14.04. What can I do to make things work again? I tried to upgrade my server over ssh to ubuntu 14.04. When the installation ...
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ubuntu 14.04 not booting, update-initramfs “nothing to do, exiting”

I did a mess while installing ubuntu 14.04 on my XPS 15 (9530 haswell) and I need help to rebuild boot partition. My computer has one miniSATA SSD 32 GB and a 1TB HDD. I crypted both with LUKS with ...
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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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Dual boot windows 7 Ubuntu and clock

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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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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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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error message upon boot after upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14 -

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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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.
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use grub2 command line to boot from CD

I can't run uBuntu (it stucks in loading). I tried to boot with disc but It goes directly to Grub2 menu. I can't enter BIOS it displays 'please wait' and then goes to grub2 menu either. the only ...
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Cant get burg to load up on 14.04.1 LTS with Windows 8.1 Pro

So I reinstalled the LTS due to some issues and I decieded to try burg out. So installed it and everything and sudo burg-emu works and shows the theme installed working too. However it will show ...
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Ubuntu No Longer Working: Asking for drive cache failed

Whenever I start my computer, everything works fine. I let it load, then I select the Operating System. In this case, Ubuntu. Then, I get this message and it repeats hundreds of times and It doesn't ...
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USB FTDI devices work only sometimes on 14.04.1

I hope that you could help me with a really frustrating problem. I use Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS and I have three Argolis Smargo Smartreaders V2 which I use with a program called OSCam. When I boot ...
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EFI installation fail

EDIT: I managed to resolve part of the problem myself. Now I am left with this. I have a Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101 with pre-installed Windows 8. I did had Ubuntu installed before, but after a ...
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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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Ubuntu Installation/Partition dual boot with windows 8

Not a Noob of WIndows,, just a new User of Ubuntu.. I want to use Ubuntu to Create An ANdroid ROM for my Mobile from source.. and i need like 100GB+ space for all the files. Question 1 Installation ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't boot

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Alienware m14x. I replaced my old operating system with a fresh install. After booting from a dvd and installing, I restarted my system. It was extremely slow ...
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After booting Ubuntu, error messages occur - how can I fix this problem?

I have Windows Vista on my ASUS F5GL. After trying to boot Ubuntu (from DVD or USB either) these error messages occur: [DRM] GPU lockup - switching to software fbcon [2850] failed to idle channel ...