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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 11 3000 touch screen boots unreliably

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this laptop once booted works all right. However, the boot itself is a gamble. I often have to make many tries to get it to boot successfully. It can get stuck at unpredictable ...
0
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1answer
145 views

How to install Ubuntu on dell laptop which already have windows 7

I have Dell-Vostro 1540-amd64 architecture-500 GB Laptop. Had two partitions with 270 GB for Windows 7 and remaining is unallocated. Successfully installed Windows 7 on 270GB partition. I want to ...
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102 views

problem booting dell latitude 3440 ubuntu

just got dell latitude 3440 with ubuntu preinstalled I want to install another OS I tried to do it from CD, but the optical drive did not show in the boot options so I then tried to do it from flash ...
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1answer
288 views

How to set USB flash drive as first boot device in dell inspiron 15

i m trying to install ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 using USB flash drive using USSB installer. But in booting sequence there are only two boot options. Legacy boot and UEFI boot mode. Can anyone tell me ...
0
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0answers
34 views

TouchPad is not getting activated whie normal system startup in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am facing a bit strange problem on my laptop which has following configuration: Ubuntu12.04 LTS(Factory Version + 1 Update) 3.2.0-67-generic Dell Inspiron Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz ...
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0answers
112 views

Screen Flickers on Live Boot : Dell Inspiron 1440 : Ubuntu 12.04 / 13.10 / 14.04

When booting from Ubuntu Live USB, the screen fickers (right on the ubuntu logo) very fast and the boot process hangs. I have tried to boot the following versions but all of them have the same issue. ...
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1answer
92 views

old Dell is giving me “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!” when booting from usb

I got Dell Inspiron 5150 and I cannot make wireless work under Windows XP so I thought I try linux - I got ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso image handy so I put in on my usb stick using ...
0
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0answers
51 views

Can not boot any system after trying to install Ubuntu

I got a dell laptop (dell inspiron 1420) with windows vista by default. I wanted to install linux ubuntu on it: I burned the iso file to a 16GB flash memory I booted the laptop from this flash ...
0
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1answer
78 views

I'm installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521 keep getting error 8000

While installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521, I keep getting error 8000 "reading sector" a few times. On a previous installation attempt I got another error number which I believe was 3820 a bunch of ...
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3answers
85 views

how can I install ubuntu on dell inspirion 15z

I am trying to install ubuntu 14 on a dell inspirion 15z with intel chip. The machine came preloaded with windows 8. I want to wipe windows out and run only ubuntu. When I try to install the ...
0
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2answers
389 views

After first software update on ubuntu 14.04 pc boots to a black screen

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 twice on my OptiPlex 990 Dell computer. Both times, after first software update the pc boots to a black screen. I thought it was a video driver problem, so the second time ...
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1answer
425 views

DELL Inspiron 5537 hungups during boot

I purchased a Inspiron 5537 with UBUNTU preinstalled. Starting the lap-top, I followed all the instructions for UBUNTU. At the end I decided to accept all the proposed updates in UBUNTU. Now the ...
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1answer
92 views

Dell M6800 with Windos 8.1 on part-1, cannot run if Ubuntu and Fedora are 2nd and 3rd OSsen?

On a Dell M6800 machine that has Windows 8 pre-installed, I upgraded to 8.1, then I loaded Ubuntu 14.04 then Fedora 20 the only way I could, that is in "Legacy" BIOS Mode. BTW the Ubuntu install was ...
0
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0answers
41 views

crashes when copying files, no media or boot device. Many problems, HELP

I was installing Ubuntu and when it got to the "Copying Files" part, it was taking a while. Everything but the installer was responsive. After a while a message popped up saying the installer crashed. ...
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1answer
696 views

“Operation System not found” Dell XPS 15Z L511Z

Although title is the same problem is different. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty on my HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook. And I was trying to create a bootable usb for my DELL XPS 15z. After successful ...
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0answers
2k views

I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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1answer
378 views

Problem Booting from USB Stick on Old Dell Laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on an old Dell Latitude laptop and would like to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10. I was able to make a bootable USB Stick but the Dell won't boot from it. I hit f12 as it booted and ...
0
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1answer
133 views

Unable to dual boot in dell xps 14 with windows 8/8.1

Hi can anyone help me in dual booting the windows 8/8.1 to ubuntu 12.4/13 when I am using the wubi file and I installed the ubuntu and It reboots and finally it showing me an error of 0xc000000f ...
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0answers
95 views

Strange screen after booting into Ubuntu and before the splash screen

Every time I boot into my Ubuntu OS (Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit), before appearing the splash screen, an strange screen is displayed. The behavior of the strange screen is automatically typing something like ...
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0answers
132 views

Getting “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error on boot with a Dell Dimension 2400

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Dell Dimension 2400 desktop. The installation went fine, but now when I boot it gives me the following error message: The system is running in low-graphics ...
0
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1answer
659 views

Dell laptop USB 3.0 external hard drive boot

My Dell laptop has both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB 3.0 external hard drive. It can boot from the USB 2.0 port, but not from the USB 3.0 port. It seems to me the ...
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0answers
73 views

tty1 boot difficulty on Dell XPS 13

Last night I got tired of windows (really it happened before last night) and decided to load Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell XPS 13 (Dell XPS 13 XPS13R2-1250sLV, intel 3337U processor), initially the laptop's ...
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0answers
117 views

Ubuntu 13.10 won't boot - kmv: dissabled by bios - Dell Inspiron 1720 [duplicate]

To introduce myself, I am not 100% technologically minded but I have been using Ubuntu for around 3 years in total and I've never had any real issues. I regularly install the recommended updates from ...
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2answers
1k views

Booting Ubuntu 13.10 from USB on server with no OS (Dell PowerEdge T110)

I have a Dell PowerEdge T110 (Xeon 1220v2) server with no OS. From my mac, I was able to save the Ubuntu 13.10 for server iso (x86) and used UNetbootin to save the iso to a USB stick (2GB). I was ...
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0answers
52 views

Installing problems on DELL

I used Unetbootin to have a USB boot of an ISO disk image Ubuntu 12.04 i836. When I plugged my USB in and turn on the power & got into the Bootmenu, I chose Install Ubuntu, after some seconds it ...
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0answers
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installing new OS: Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) [duplicate]

This is ubuntu 13.04, everything works fine till it comes to main installation menu.. I have already an win7 install in my system which is dell inspiron N5110. After booting the live DVD it comes to ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Unable to boot after depleting the battery

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Dell XPS 13 ultrabook. I left the laptop on for a couple of days so the battery ran out. After that I am getting a black screen when I try to boot up the laptop. ...
0
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1answer
636 views

Missing bootmgr after removing the Windows parttion

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop that I no longer use much. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a partition. I loved it and decided to remove the Windows partition altogether. However, after doing so, I now ...
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2answers
225 views

Ubuntu 32-bit won't install on Dell Inspiron 4000

I am tuning up a laptop for a friend. The laptop originally ran Windows ME, and is about 13 years old. I recently installed Windows XP on it and it ran like a snail. I am now trying to install 32-bit ...
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0answers
219 views

Inspiron 15r SE with hybrid graphics and trial-boot

I have on notebook Inspiron 15R SE with Intel/AMD Hybrid driver, when i install de propietary amd driver, my unity disappears on the next reboot, i already format my ubuntu partition 3 times, what i ...
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7answers
1k views

Black screen after select installing on a Dell Inspiron 14z

I'm trying to do a dual boot on my Dell Inspiron 14z notebook, but I always get a black screen after selecting Install Ubuntu. I've tried to add nomodeset and acpi_osi="Linux" to the boot options, ...
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0answers
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dell inspiron 15z problems booting Ubuntu in UEFI mode

After several tries I managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 in EFI mode (GPT partition table) on my DELL Inspiron 15z. What worked for me is what is in this post http://askubuntu.com/a/224332/149034, i.e. I ...
0
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1answer
522 views

Can not boot UBUNTU on DELL Latitude 5520 [duplicate]

I can not start Ubuntu 12.10 from Live USB. Dell Latitude E5520, Intel Cote i5, 4MB RAM, 256 GB HDD. USB boot working well. Live USB created in Untebootin. The startup screen starts and I have options ...
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226 views

Startup problem Ubuntu 12.10 Dell XPS L502X

I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 in my PC, Dell XPS L502X with Optimus (Intel i7 2630QM, nVidia GT540M). During the installation I didn't experience any problem, the resolution it was correct: ...
2
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2answers
226 views

Bricked Dell after installing

I just created a disaster I would not have thought possible. I used a USB stick to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 560. The install went well, except that GRUB didn't ...
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1answer
568 views

Dell latitude doesn't get past Dell splash screen

I got this new Dell Latitude E6420, I installed ubuntu 12.10 which works fine except for one issue. After I press the power button it hangs at a Dell splash screen and doesn't do anything. If I press ...
2
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3answers
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Checking media [Fail] on boot

Lately I've been getting this black screen at boot time with 2 lines saying Checking media [Fail] And the time of booting has extended greatly due to that thing (like from seconds to a minute) I ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Ubuntu 12.10 does not boot on Dell D600

I have an old Dell Latitude D600 using USB boot Ubuntu 12.10. When booting, it said that I have the wrong kernal for my CPU. Very odd, Ubuntu 11.10 was working just fine. I tried the 12.10 on ...
2
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0answers
321 views

Stuck on Ubuntu boot screen clean install

I'm a new user of Linux. I made a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my notebook Dell Inspiron N4010. The intallation went ok, but after restarting it got stuck on the purple screen with the logo. ...
2
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1answer
1k views

cannot log into Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS after startup

I recently installed 64bit Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on my Inspiron 1720 laptop as a dual-boot with Windows 7. When I boot up Ubuntu, it gets to the log in screen just fine but after logging in it gets ...
0
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1answer
1k views

12.04 LTS on Dell PowerEdge T300 installs, but won't boot

I'm trying to get 12.04 LTS 64-bit up and running on a Dell PowerEdge T300 Server with the Dell SAS 6/iR RAID controller (LSI SAS1068E chipset). Ubuntu installs just fine, doesn't report any errors, ...
3
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3answers
7k views

Getting “boot error” when trying to boot from USB

I'm wanting to try out Ubuntu, so followed the instructions for how to install Ubuntu onto a USB. I downloaded the .iso file, then the pendrivelinux 3 part process to make the USB bootable. I can ...
2
votes
1answer
9k views

What key to press to get to the BIOS and change boot sequence on a Dell desktop?

What do I press to boot to the USB I just made? Is it F12 or F2 ? Because I pressed F12 in beginning but it did not work and just normally started Windows again. I have XP by the way.
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1answer
754 views

Ubuntu 12.04 Fails to Boot after Reboot

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on several Dell c6220 servers. The install was successful and all hardware is recognized. The problem that I am running into is that when issuing the reboot command or ...
0
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1answer
467 views

Are there known (slow boot) issues with Dell XPS17 (L702x) and Grub?

I just received my Dell XPS17 and installed it as follows: Partition 1: 100GB NTFS Windows 7 Partition 2: 16GB Swap Partition 3: 100GB EXT4 Linux / Partition 4: 536GB LUKS + NTFS Data all four are ...
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1answer
2k views

Dell Latitude D510 isn't booting Ubuntu from a USB

I pressed F12 at start up, and I selected 'Boot from USB". The screen then fades out, and the Windows XP logo appears (Indicating it has not been loaded and it has loaded from the hard drive instead). ...
3
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0answers
867 views

Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD fails to boot on a Dell XPS 17 (L702X) [closed]

I'm currently running Ubuntu 11.10, upgraded from version 11.04. I'd like to "refresh" my system by reinstalling with Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately, I get a kernel panic when trying to boot the LiveCD ...
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1answer
1k views

12.04 Live CD/USB will not boot

On my old Dell Inspiron 530 (late 2007 model), the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO will not boot at all. It hangs at the splash screen while it's scanning for devices (I know this because I booted it after the first ...
0
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1answer
814 views

Dell Inspiron 1300 hangup during boot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on this machine. It has 256MB RAM. I have created a bootable CD but when booting, it stalls on the Ubuntu screen with 5 red spots. Is this the wrong version for ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu freezes running the first time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? 12.04 Freezes on first run after install, loading screen says 'Preparing to run Ubuntu for the first time...' — stuck on 2nd dot ...