Questions related to restarting Ubuntu machines.

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After changing password, Ubuntu won't recognize any password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I wanted to change my password and tried to do so in the system settings, but when I clicked the button Change, the ...
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Run python script on reboot (boot)

I am trying to run a script once the server reboots. So, how can I change it. My script needs only one file to open and it opens in terminal. I read something about changing configurations or ...
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`shutdown -r now` command completely shutting down instead of restarting

Hi we've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto a new server. It's on a SuperMicro X9SCA-f Motherboard . Now we're aiming to locate this in a remote server room - however when we execute a shutdown -r ...
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client CUPS prints only on reboot

Is this CUPS printing behaviour normal? CUPS server and printer running on one 12.04 PC. Client laptop 12.04 on home network boots, sees the printer available. lpstat -p shows printer idle. Do a ...
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How to move icons in the Unity Launcher permanently, i.e. it survives a reboot

There are plenty of answered questions regarding this subject but how on earth can icons be moved permanently so that after the next boot they are where they were left? Some icons to programs I use a ...
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How do I reboot from the recovery console?

I run Ubuntu in a virtual machine and I've managed to reset my password in recovery mode, by editing the parameters according to these instructions on Superuser.com. Summarizing my steps: I changed ...
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Freeze During a Restart on ASPIRE 4751Z [closed]

I notice this happen every time with my ACER ASPIRE 4751Z. Whenever I reboot from Ubuntu, the boot up freezes during "BIOS load". That means, the boot up menu isn't shown yet. I also have Windows XP ...
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Can I set Ubuntu 12.10 to automatically reboot to Windows once only?

Is there some way when I'm in Ubuntu 12.10 that I can set it to reboot automatically to Windows just once, so that when I'm in Windows I can reboot and it will automatically boot back into Ubuntu? I ...
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Why does rebooting with control alt delete not require superuser privileges

When you press Control Alt Delete in a Terminal, your system reboots. This does not prompt for authentication to reboot. However, running sudo reboot does require authentication as a sudoer to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 neither shuts down nor reboots properly

(HP dv6-6180eg, Intel3000/ATI 6770M) Although there have been several questions posted about this issue, I'm still not able to find a solution. FYI, it's not possible to toggle the screen ...
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The system always requires reboot

The system always requires reboot. Writes: "Restart your computer to complete the update." After rebooting the message again. Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS precise
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Rebooting from Ubuntu server - minimal desktop installation

I installed server 12.10 with the "--without-recommends ubuntu-desktop" option - this gives a minimal Unity GUI, without most of the addons for a desktop user. But now I cannot figure out how to ...
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Timely automatic unexpected reboot on ubuntu desktop [closed]

We have a remote linux server (ubuntu 10.04 desktop). The system log indicates the system has been restarted on the timely fashion. Here is a part of the last output: ut pts/0 ...
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Can't restart from Ubuntu 12.10

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 Pro. Both run seamlessly but I've had the persistent issue of not being able to restart my machine properly from Ubuntu. If I am on Ubuntu and hit the ...
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I used sudo halt and now can't access my server to restart!

Bit of a noob here (clearly). I was having some issues with my server so I tried to restart it, I used sudo halt and now can't access my server to restart! I didn't forsee this problem, it's a ...
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Ubuntu installation does not respond after rebooting

I installed Ubuntu and after completing the steps at the website and rebooting my computer shows a menu to choose between Ubuntu and windows 7. When I choose Ubuntu it shows that it is completing ...
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Problems with 12.10. Can't find menu.lst in /boot/grub

I have Asus 1225N and I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 but I have 2 major problems: Sometimes when I restart the system after boot my touchpad and keyboard don't work and I must reset 3 or 4 times When ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.10 No GUI Headless Boot and/or Reboot

I have a headless server running the latest Ubuntu Server 12.10. It does not have any GUI at all. I am having the same issue that others are having which is that when you boot or reboot without a ...
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Calling script on reboot only after MongoDB has started

I'm using the @reboot option as a root cron to update MongoDB when we do a reboot of a EC2 instance. The problem I have is MongoDB isn't loaded at the point the cron runs the script. Where is the ...
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Need a few reboots to connect to wireless

I am running xubuntu 12.10 on my msi wind U100 netbook. I have a problem with the wireless connection. Whether the wireless connects automatically to a known wifi hotspot (both at home and ...
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Can't run ubuntu after the reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: cannot boot ubuntu after reboot I followed the installation instructions. After the step of the reboot, when I try run ubuntu, I get the message that the file is missing ...
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Reboot only shuts down and doesn't actually boot again

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 Server on an abmx rack mount server. When I attempt to reboot with sudo shutdown -r now, the machine just shuts down and doesn't come back up without me ...
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Reboot without actually shutting down

Is it possible to do a reboot, without actually rebooting? I have Ksplice, haven't had the chance to use it yet, but need something different. My desktop only will boot into the HD if I enter the bios ...
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Remote reboot over ssh does not restart [duplicate]

I would like to remotely reboot my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server via ssh. I do sudo reboot and I loose connection and the server connection does not reappear. It does not ping. When I go the the physical ...
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Howto enable boot messages in ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable boot messages to be printed on screen during boot up? Hello when I do reboot or init 6 in console under ubuntu 12.04 my system does not start correctly. it ...
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Starting / Shutting down Problem

I have 12.04 installed on my laptop. There is the following starting/shutting down problem: When clicking the power button, the laptop starts for 1 second and after that abruptly shuts down. When ...
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What am I doing wrong? Visudo

I am trying to make it so that I can have a script running on my computer that will check to see if a reboot code has been sent, and it will be checking a MySQL database. I have the php script ...
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Error after installing Ubuntu

So, I installed ubuntu no problem at all thru the installation. The last step when it said "please reboot your system so it can take all the changes" or something like that, i clicked on reboot, then ...
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Enabling hibernate in 12.04 stops reboot and shutdown

I enabled hibernate by setting the policy in /var/lib/.../10-vendor.d. Once I set this field, I was able to hibernate jolly well again, but then the reboot and shutdown went to fast reboot mode and ...
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Just installed Ubuntu onto blank hard drive from disk but now won't boot

I just installed ubuntu onto a blank hard drive with a 10GB partition and it went fine. When I restarted the PC (when it asked), I quickly changed the BIOS so that it booted from the HDD not the disk ...
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Wifi problem in ubuntu using macbook pro when it restart

I was read that subject : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2011756 and i follow it step by step in the page n 1 , then i was connect but after i restart my macbook again , i was lost the wifi ...
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How do I restart /shutdown from a terminal?

How to shutdown the Ubuntu installed system and restart it by using terminal ?
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How to fix: Ubuntu 12.04 reboots after loading with elilo

I have an HP p6-2120 with CPU: AMD A6-3620 APU with Radeon Graphics RAM: 6GB BIOS: HO2_710.ROM v7.10 [AMI v7.10 4/19/2012] Disk: SATA1 (/dev/sda) - 1 TB (windows) Disk: SATA2 (/dev/sdb) - 1 ...
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Reboot from windows causes infinte reboot cycle - from Ubuntu it's fine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GRUB boot into Windows 7 breaks GRUB and makes system unbootable I installed Ubuntu on a laptop with custom Windows XP installed. It reboots fine and launches Ubuntu and ...
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Airplane mode after rebooot

After a reboot, my computer defaults to "Airplane mode". I have Ubuntu 12.04 and was wondering if others were experiencing this and if there was a fix. I have a HP G60.
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How to disable Grub's menu from showing up after failed boot

I am performing a test in which I hard-reboot a machine with Ubuntu during its boot sequence (just before login prompt appears). After the reboot, GRUB's menu shows up with no timeout (not its ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 reboots during startup

I have a clean installation of 12.04 32bit on Dell Gx620 USFF. When I switch on computer after few hours (when the computer is shut off), then computer reboots during startup. Ubuntu logo appears ...
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Is reboot the same as init 6?

Is reboot the same as init 6 for ubuntu? I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on Amazon EC2. When ssh'ed into the box I can type runlevel and I get: N 2 Looking at man reboot I see that: When called with ...
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Do all updates, even kernel, take affect without rebooting

I use 11.04. When I upgrade a package, it shows a message similar to this : Unpacking replacement libkrb5support0 ... Preparing to replace libgssrpc4 1.8.3+dfsg-5ubuntu2.2 (using ...
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Xchat broken after update / reboot

Today, I did some updates to 12.04, as I do weekly. I forgot to look at the impacted packages, because it mostly is just fine. After reboot, XChat does not spool through the freenode channels, ...
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user & group of a file changed after rebooting and login as another user

I am using ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox, and I created two accounts with usernames lyg and ygl. I found a directory VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.18_78361/ in /media, questions got into my mind when I type "ls -l ...
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Question regarding power outages affect on ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns? Due to some reasons, sudden power outages are common at my place so my current operating system ...
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How to get Alt+SysRq work on a Dell Latitude E6530?

I have a Dell Latitude E6530. The keyboard has a SysRq key (Fn+Home). However the magic keys (especially the famous REISUB) doesn't work. SysRq is enabled in /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq (I get 1 if I cat ...
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Why do I get directed to grub screen instead of booting completely?

I am a new user of Ubuntu and only recently have had problems with booting. It either fails to recognize my monitor or sends me directly to a grub screen rather than booting completely. This is my ...
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After reboot i've lost all my programs and files

So I turned off my computer and went shopping and when I came home and turned on my computer everything went as usual but I've lost all my files and programs as if I re-installed Ubuntu. Please help ...
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How can I ensure that my custom written C application runs at startup?

I have written a command line C application that I need to run every time the system starts up. How would I go about doing this? I have seen other questions and answers that show ways to do this for ...
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12.04 Server only boots in Recovery

Linux/Ubuntu rookie here, so please be patient, and thank you in advance for any help! I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 Server 32-bit on my old Dell Dimension E310. When I boot it up, it takes me to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04x64 server Reboot does a shutdown instead of a reboot

I have 12.04 x64 server installed on a new ironsystems (super micro board) machine. Anytime I try to reboot the machine (I've used reboot, shutdown -r, init 6) the machine shutsdown instead of ...
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Install packages resulted in reboot/shutdown freeze

I have installed a brand new 12.04 on my Dell XPS M1330 laptop. Initially, it is able to reboot/shutdown normally. However, after I installed my first software, ubuntu-tweak, my laptop was frozen in ...
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Ubuntu isn't booting from Hard drive after booting it from USB into my system

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Laptop hard drive from bootable USB and now when i took it out and restarted it, its just showing a blinking courser and when i plug the Same USB back it works.