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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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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Unable to open Recovery, at boot, using “SHIFT” key (12.04 LTS)

I have tried rebooting multiple times to try to get to "Recovery" (GRUB 2) by holding down "SHIFT" during boot. I am waiting until BIOS screen completes. I need to reset the admin password because I ...
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How to prevent the people from using 'e' to change the 'config' in grub?

I'm really stumped this time because, I've tried to configure the 10_linux & the 00_header the /boot/grub/grub.conf I've tried it many times, but unable to protect it with Password Please do ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 boot hangs on “Starting light display manager” after updates

I have recently taken the plunge to Ubuntu, and purchased the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. My first order of business was to wipe the "Dellbuntu" that came pre-installed and do a fresh install of ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 SLOW BOOT

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 from 14.10 two days back. The boot time has increased a lot since then. I installed the boot-up manager(bum) and deselected Bluetooth and scanner support options. The boot ...
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Ubuntu 15.04. Problem booting with systemd

I just upgraded Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04. When booting system with systemd it only gets to login screen. After login following message is printed: /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-fsck-at-reboot: ...
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/dev/sda1 /boot corrupted

I am running a Ubuntu 14.04 on an IBM-Thinkpad X61 tablet (no Windows dual boot) and it seems I have corrupted my /dev/sda1 /boot. Symptoms: 1- When I login to home window, a "System Program Problem" ...
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Does the Ubuntu installer create a hybrid MBR partition table on EFI systems?

I have a MacBook Air that previously ran Fedora with a dual-boot Windows side for a few engineering tools. I recently switched back to Ubuntu, installing Ubuntu over Fedora using the same EFI boot ...
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Ubuntu stuck on installer

I've just got a new Acer laptop with Windows 8.1, 1TB storage and 4GB RAM. I've downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu and used a USB as the boot option. Before this, I partitioned my HDD into a ...
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iMac will not boot OS X after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X on my iMac, following HowToGeek's tutorial. Whenever I boot, I get GRUB with the following options: Ubuntu Advanced Options for Ubuntu Mac OS X 32-bit Mac OS ...
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Ubuntu server (VM) hangs after “Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom … done”

My bootup hangs, as seen in the image below. (there has been an update. check the edit below) When I press escape, it tabs to this screen : The whole story : This VM ubuntu server is used for a ...
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubunto on a Mac Mini?

I've been through the answers to similar questions, but they all require USB or CDROM booting. I've installed EFI - it might be that I've not done that correctly, but it boots in EFI, but doesn't find ...
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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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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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Reinstalling Grub - shows no volume groups found, how do you fix this?

I have a full backup which I had restored onto a new built system on Ubuntu 12.04 The backup did not include /dev /proc /sys folders. Upon rebooting, the grub show the following errors error: no ...
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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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How to configure GRUB loader during apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a box with Ubuntu 12.04, and just did a apt-get upgrade. I'm presented with a dialogue to update my GRUB bootloader, but with the following message: The GRUB boot loader was previously ...
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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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GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT and GRUB_TIMEOUT Do Not Accept 0 Value

I am not on a duel boot system, and do not want to view the GRUB boot menu. I have used methods that have worked in the past to change /etc/default/grub to accomplish that ends, but they have not ...
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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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A Guide to Install Ubuntu 13.04 using a RAID 0

Getting the error: Unable to install grub in /dev/sda? Because you are using a BIOS/fakeRAID0? If you manage to find this thread consider yourself in luck. I spent the last 48 hours trying to figure ...
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How are modules loaded at boot

if I do "lsmod" I get a long list of loaded modules. Which file lists the modules to load at boot time? I've seen pointers to /etc/modules but in my case it only contains "lp" and nothing more. ...
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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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Ubuntu Server Edition won't boot with second hard drive plugged in

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu server edition running on my home server. I cannot (for the life of me) get it to boot with a second hard drive plugged in. I have checked boot priority and made sure ...
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How can I install Ubuntu onto a flash drive and boot from any PC using EFI?

I have been looking at Live disks with persistence and the fact that you can install Ubuntu to a Flash Drive, but there seems to be no stated way to install Ubuntu on a USB drive with persistence and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit new installation does not start the desktop

After using Ubuntu since 2008, I had problems with some libraries, the OS started having some bugs and took more time to load, so finally I decided to re-install Ubuntu. I installed it from a DVD, and ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Visual Glitches

I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 onto my computer, and I am receiving some strange graphical/visual glitches when I boot up. First off, there is some black terminal grub screen that comes up, tells me my ...
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How to install ubuntu along with pre-installed window 7 home premium (UEFI) in sony vaio sve14a15fn

I really tried alot to install ubuntu alongside with my preinstalled window 7. also, read many articles posted on internet regarding dual window installation. But nothing is working for me. So, I need ...
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First installation like a breeze - reinstallation nothing but woes

I own a MSI GS60 that has Intel Graphics and an nVidia GTX 860M graphic cards, a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HD. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it without any problems. I totally loved it. Then I had the idea ...
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Diagnosing Slow Boot - 15.04

I've recently thrown Ubuntu onto my main rig as a dual boot. I've been having an issue with a rather slow (relatively speaking) boot time. It takes around forty seconds. I seem to have found the ...
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cryptsetup: unknown fstype, bad password, ect. Bug? Ubuntu 14.04.2

I can't log in to my system at first I had gotten the following error: cryptsetup: unknown fstype, bad password or options? Ubuntu spammed this at boot. Now I can't run the Ubuntu OS ...
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fsck on a hardware RAID5

My Ubuntu 14.04 server won't boot properly and I want to check the hard drives with fsck to make sure everything is ok. I can boot into a systemRescueCD no problem. The server has 4 HD using a ...
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Windows 10 and Grub not working properly

I recently decided to test Winodows 10 on my HP dv6 laptop with Ubuntu 14 installed. I was able to get Windows up and running without any problems but getting Ubuntu and Windows to boot properly has ...
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change host name initramfs ALERT! /dev/mapper/guacamole--vg-root does not exist

I have two servers - guacamole and chorizo to be set up with Openstack cloud. I installed ubuntu server on one, then used the linux "dd" to image the disk to build the other, and renamed the server ...
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New Ubuntu 14.04 installation with full disk encryption prompts for passphrase in console

My previous Ubuntu 14.04 installation launched to a graphical screen with the Ubuntu logo and a text prompt under it for passphrase insertion. I did a distro upgrade, which broke my installation, so I ...
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Trouble Deleting a Partition Containing Grub

Update: I have resolved one of my problems myself, but still need help to delete a partition. I left the original post intact in case someone has a similar issue and can quickly reference this post. ...
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Failing to ask for crypt password on boot forces emergancy boot

I'm running Vivid on HP Pavilion 15. The Problem? When I boot the system, I get the purple screen that checks the disk. If I skip or wait till the end, I am pushed into emergency boot. (it should ...
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After upgrade to 15.04 system does not boot from encrypted disk

The system was installed with LVM encryption, so it used to ask for a passphrase before booting. Now, the boot process fails with the following: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - ...
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Updating Problem: The Black Screen

I just updated from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10. When I tried booting up my computer, everything started normal, there was a purple screen, then the screen turned black. I can access the try menus, ...
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DRAMATIC increase in CPU and failure to boot all of a sudden

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite Radius for a few months now and it ran beuatifully. Literally all of a sudden my computer refused to boot. I did a fresh intall of 14.04, using the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots on Bios on Asus EeeBook X205TA

Hope someone can give me fix to my problem. I purchased a Asus Eeebook X205TA to access my desktop when away. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as single OS and completed the install without any errors ...
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Slow boot on Ubuntu 15.04 during ACPI

The time seems to be wasted mainly between these two log lines. What could it be waiting for ? Apr 30 01:19:22 terodde kernel: [ 0.907820] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query honored via ...
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Ubuntu 15 sleeps before login

I have updated from 14.10 to the recent 15. Since I did so, everytime I am booting, it takes a lot of time in the loading screen and then the computer just goes to sleep. When I power back up, the ...
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Slow startup every other boot, and can't access internal HDDs

I'm running 15.04 on a 250GB Samsung SSD. I have two HDD's (1 TB and 2 TB). I experience problems every other boot. Initially the system will boot lightning fast and my drives are immediately ...
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mountall: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0

I don't know how to fix this. My system won't even get past the loading screen. When I press F1 on the Ubuntu splash screen it shows me log with this message. mountall: error while loading shared ...
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Disable automounting of hard disks on ubuntu live

I have an ubuntu live USB. When I try to boot it on a computer with a SATA hard disk, it automounts the hard disk and that would seem to corrupt the windows 7 installation which is on the hard disk. ...
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Live USB doesn't start - GNU GRUB version 2.02

When starting my laptop, the first and only screen I see is "GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...". I can't access to BIOS, nor use a bootable usb flash drive. It doesn't read ...