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laptop restarting itself during ubuntu install (HELP?!)

I hope somebody can help me with my problem. Im trying to fix a laptop (Acer Travelmate 2350) for a friend after he got the blue screen of death running XP. Ive tried to install various different ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on boot after starting CUPS

As I was trying to install an alternative keyboard layout I ended up deleting my /usr/share/X11/xkb/* folders. I tried to reinstall them with apt-get remove xkb-data && apt-get install ...
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ubuntu 14.04 starup black and white dots dashes flashing

I searched the whole Internet, and found no solutions, let alone reason behind. My Ubuntu 14.04 runs fine. But everytime it boots, at the every beginnig, a black screen with small white dots and ...
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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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How to boot Ubuntu automatically?

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10. I have made one backup image with Clonezilla. The backup includes 2 partitions — one is /dev/sda1, where is the EFI (only the EFI folder from /boot/efi/EFI), and the ...
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How To Post a http Form On Boot? Maybe by Running a PHP Script?

I am using Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server. I have a PHP file that contains some script/code that I want to run when I turn my serveron. I want to run this XXXXXX.php file on my server startup before ...
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open startup applications preferences on Lubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a Compaq nc6000 with 768MB of RAM and 80GB hard drive. I want to tweak Lubuntu for faster bootup (because it is slow). I watched a video on youtube, where the ...
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Start Ubuntu from SDHC card without booting into it

I have a SDHC card from which I can not boot, ecause the internal SDHC reader of my Lenovo laptop isn't recognize it. I can boot from it on my other Notebook without any problems. Nevertheless I can ...
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What does “?” mean in update-rc.d? [duplicate]

I am trying to install a script using update-rc.d. # update-rc.d foo defaults Then I check. # service --status-all ... [ ? ] foo ... What does the question mark mean and how to fix it? The ...
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grub rescue error… with Ubuntu not installed

When I started up my computer today, I got the following message: error: no such device: dad66471-5aec-4a42-ae06-18d4d003626a. grub rescue> I searched for this error, and it seems to be ...
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Can't boot ubuntu, i915: exports duplicate symbol

I boot ubuntu and an error sometimes shows like this: [ 1.508191] i915: exports duplicate symbol i915_release_power_well (owned by i915_bdw) And then it shows a blinking _ cursor. About a minute ...
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Dnsmasq does not start on OS boot

I tried: $ update-rc.d dnsmasq defaults System start/stop links for /etc/init.d/dnsmasq already exist. Status: $ service --status-all | grep dnsmasq [ ? ] apport [ ? ] console-setup [ ? ] ...
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very slow boot due 11 second delay in remounting my root partition

I am using ubuntugnome 14.04. I have very slow boot, mainly due to this step [ 4.021460] EXT4-fs (sdb3): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null) [ 15.774680] EXT4-fs (sdb3): ...
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Is there a way to suppress the bongo drum sound at boot time? [duplicate]

It's very loud and wakes people up. I'm running ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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How to add a command to init script

I want to run the command: sudo apt-get update when my system starts. I am running a Ubuntu variant Called Zorin OS. I have recently updated the kernel to 3.15.0-999. 64-bit. I would like to run ...
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Boot extremely slow in Ubuntu 14.04

My boot to Ubuntu in my Ideapad Z470 is incredible slow, it takes about one minute to get to the OS itself. Does anyone know what I can do to make it faster? If I recall, booting time wasn't that ...
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boot problem in samsung

i have formatted my laptop completely and installed Ubuntu 14.4 after installation Ubuntu is not booting directly i have to put the pen drive(which has Ubuntu 14.4 live cd) every time on start up and ...
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A bad boot command made my system inaccessible

Okay, so I made a really stupid mistake. I made a shell script that runs nodemon /path/to/nodejs/file and added it to the boot process via update-rc.d mystartup.sh defaults 99, thinking I could use ...
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Error mounting after upgrade. Can't find directory. Can't access Ubuntu

So I've just upgraded to the latest Ubuntu and now there is a problem in Grub when it loads. mount: mounting /dev/loop() on /root failed: Invalad argument mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: ...
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No screens found!

After installing Ubuntu on my new Laptop (using the nomodeset method), Ubuntu boots into a black (blank) screen. I've tried every single solution listed in here: My computer boots to a black screen, ...
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Is “screen-cleanup” service safe to disable?

I want to decrease my startup process and I see the service named "screen-cleanup" What is that? Is it safe to remove?
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Ubuntu 12.10 crashes during start up [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 without any problems but it started recently to crash during start up or login. I ran Memtest and everything seems fine. The crash screen is something like: Any ...
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How To Run An Application On Startup Automatically?

I am using "UbuntuServer13.10" and I have Dynamic IP. So for learning purpose, I want to add a host on my dynamic IP to open my server easily from anywhere. For this purpose, I used www.noip.com ...
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Can't get to the GRUB menu on iMac G5

I have an iMac G5, I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, but I've had an error that I've gotten the solution to, but the solution requires me to get to the GRUB menu, and I can't seem to do that. I ...
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How do I configure grub so it doesn't try to run if the drive its installed on is disconnected

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.0 something in my PC where I upgraded my previous version 12.10. Nothing is wrong with Ubuntu itself. It's grub, that's the problem. I keep my Ubuntu on a separate ...
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unlock keyring popup after upgrade

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, I get a dialog box asking me for my password to unlock my login keyring, every time I boot up. This never happened before the upgrade. Is this bug? Is there a ...
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Just installed Ubuntu13.10. It is very very very slow to start up

Please help. I even reinstalled it. It took me 10min to log in. It makes me crazy. The system is Ubuntu13.10 64bit.
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Ubuntu start up problem

I have a relatively fresh install of Saucy Salamander, however I'm experiencing quite some difficulty when starting up my computer. My computer seems to crash / freeze more often than not between the ...
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304 views

rc.local does not execute all of the commands

#!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. # # In order to enable ...
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How do I get my Acer C720 to boot into 12.04 Cinnamon on startup?

I have successfully installed 12.04 and it works great. I just want to startup into 12.04. I have tried this command: sudo cgpt add -i 6 -P 5 -S 1 /dev/sda But it is not working. I still boot ...
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I'm getting this error while installing Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

is there anything to worry about this message. i got this message while a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10. Btw, i have tried installing ubuntu 13.10 multiple times, but i got only blank wallpaper ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 shows only black screen after Ubuntu logo on startup [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 (dual boot with Windows) for quite a while now, and on startup today, it works fine until the Ubuntu logo. When it loads, the screen just turns black. However, I hear the ...
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Unable to see login screen

I am having trouble starting my system. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 off a 16 Gb flash drive on a 64 bit HP Pavilion laptop. I have an intel chip and nVidia graphics with proprietary drivers installed. I ...
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A small problem at start up?

Every time I start up my computer it shows these lines of text, is it a problem? If so how do I go about fixing this. [ 16.615416] ata6: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4000000 action 0xe ...
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Brightness 0% on Lenovo G500s on startup / boot

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo G500s Laptop. The screen is scrambled/shows weird artefacts during boot but that doesn't really bother me. What does is this: The screen's brightness is always ...
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Ubuntu won't start - blank screen with flashing white cursor [duplicate]

My laptop is dual-booted with Windows 8 on one partition and Ubuntu 12.04.3 on the other. I've searched around for my issue already, but nothing I've found so far has solved the problem. Since last ...
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Ubuntu Server 13 hangs on boot, help?

All that appears on the screen is the blinking cursor, and it never seems to go away. I am pretty sure this may be a permissions problem. The reason I suspect this, is before the problem occured I ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to skip boot menu and go straight to windows but go to ubuntu whenever I want?

Now, I understand my question needs explanation. I don't know the Linux lingo quite yet. What I am asking is: Is there a way to skip the screen asking whether I want to load Windows or Ubuntu, and ...
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239 views

Upstart job not starting

Can someone help me with a startup script not starting? I started it with initctl start startupScript, and it works fine. But it wont start at startup (= virtualbox, and mount, doesnt execute). I need ...
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1answer
378 views

Can VNC screen definitions be added at start up?

I have an AWS Ubuntu 12.04 GUI instance. I access it from my home Windows PC using VNC. Since the instance is stopped when not in use, every time I start it I have to SSH Terminal into it to run the ...
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Can someone help me analyze the bootchart & dmesg logs for my slow booting Ubuntu computer?

My Ubuntu computer takes 1-1.5 mins to boot up. Following tips from this question, I generated the bootchart and saw the logs from dmsec but I can't figure what's wrong. Can someone please help? ...
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1answer
264 views

Unable to boot Windows after installation

I have a Windows 8 Computer with UEFI. Here is how I tried to install Ubuntu: • Disabled Secure Boot, loaded live USB with 12.10 x64 • Created 30.0GB partition in Windows for Ubuntu • Installed ...
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466 views

Upstart - Bluepill not starting without sudo

I have an upstart service to start bluepill (Ruby gem to monitor processes). The upstart config is below. description "Start up the bluepill service" start on runlevel [2] stop on runlevel [016] ...
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Ubuntu not booting from CD or USB, how can I make sure OS finds my drive?

I've been trying several different installation methods to install Ubuntu on my partition. No matter what kind of installation type (CD or USB), I get the same error message. At first I assumed I was ...
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1answer
251 views

Ubuntu 13.04 boots and starts up slowly

After I updated from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 my operating system is very slow. Until I see the login screen it takes very long and after logging in I wait for about a minute... I have dual boot with ...
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Why is the command in /etc/rc.local not executed during startup?

I have a single command in my /etc/rc.local script that is supposed to start the update daemon for Tiny Tiny RSS during startup, but the script is not executed during startup. Why? The entire ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 startup waits on splash screen and loads desktop only after pressing TAB

Ubuntu on startup shows the splash screen(with the dots rotating animation going on and on). And only when I press TAB key it stops and the desktop loads. What may be the problem? Am having ubuntu ...
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Start and stop parameters in init script

I have .conf a file in /etc/init/ with this code at the bottom: start on (started network-interface or started network-manager or started networking) stop on (stopping ...
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Can Windows boot from Ubuntu?

I am thinking about using two SSDs. Install each OS on one SSD. Then set the boot order to the Ubuntu one first. Then, is it possible to boot Windows from Ubuntu? This should be simple right? I will ...
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“mountall: event failed” on startup

I have shrunk my root partition (/dev/sda1) and expanded my home partition (/dev/sda2) using the free space gained from the root partition. Then, every time I boot my machine I get this error, ...