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this took me a while but it payed off it was a mix of my own digging and answers above first make sure your /etc/default/grub and /usr/grub/default/grub are the same. then run gksu gedit /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober near the top are the two lines we want but to find them search for styke and change that line to hidden then search for a timeout line it should be ...


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I waited for answer, but it seems no one has any view to share. So without any fear I tried that method (link is in the question). It did worked, I didn't face any error. My boot time was reduced by 10 seconds. I measured my boot time by installing bootchart ( available in software center) before and after trying out that method.


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Probably just a hard drive failure -> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=171667 Normally, errors say what's wrong ergo buffer I/O error on device sda5, logical block


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Looking at your sudo parted --list output, you've put your boot partition onto the LVM... Bad idea! Head to The Linux Documentation project to read why you shouldn't... boot is not included on the LV because bootloaders don't understand LVM volumes yet. It's possible boot on LVM will work, but you run the risk of having an unbootable system. [sic]


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I too have an older HP laptop, a DV9000 if it matters, and I agree it's a good match for Ubuntu. I'm sorry to hear you've run into difficulty, and even more sorry to say I suspect I know what the problem might be, and that it might be terminal. The best way to find out is to see if it boot's to a live CD. If it does, then that's very good news. If it ...


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After playing and searching around, I found that I could enter the GRUB menu by holding down F11, then pressing "e" on "install ubuntu" i then looked for where it said "quick splash --" and changed it to "nomodeset $vt_handoff" this allowed my system to boot it all up and after installing I played around with the /etc/default/grub file and changed around ...


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Well, this is going to be a very unsatisfying answer. I've been fiddling around with pybootchartgui for a few days trying various different boot configurations to figure out what's changing and what's preventing a normal boot. To date, I was getting nowhere and still didn't have any leads on what it could be. Today, a bunch of updates got pushed from the ...


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I don't claim to be expert interpreting the boot-repair reports, but I don't see a surviving windows partition, so I honestly don't think you have windows anymore. If it helps I can tell you a lot of things to make you feel better about that, and I can offer significant assistance helping you to set up WINE such that you will actually be able to run windows ...


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if you are trying to put ubuntu and windows 7 on the same hard dis, it's a lot easier to install windows first and leave some free space on the drive. then install ubuntu. if you have already installed ubuntu it can be done if you have free space on the disk. if not you have to resize ubuntu to make some space using gparted. you have to use your ubuntu live ...


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Well, it looks like it is indeed a hardware issue, as you both mentioned heating up and also the fact that both systems started misbehaving again yesterday. What were you doing exactly when it heated up? (physical conditions, like where the laptop was whenever that happened)


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It says here that you also need to disable Intel Smart Response Technology. Read the wiki and make sure that all the requirements are met. Also at boot try to chose on what media you want to boot on. (You have a boot menu where you can select it, I usually do it by pressing F12 on my computer but it may be different on yours). Even if it doesn't work at ...


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Not sure what exactly worked, but I did: Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled] OS selection [Windows 7] CSM [Disabled] xHCI [Enabled] ...and it booted. Good luck!


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ok.... I'm pretty sure that grub will not be necessary if you install from the pre-packaged situation for the distribution as I believe that grub is performed as part of the package. Of course, you problem will be if the package is still available.


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this problem can be caused by connected hard disk or flash or cd, if true remove it, if not probably your hard disk is corrupted or your boot manager files are missing, so you have to check your drives then you have to repair boot manager files using windows 7 recovery media.


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Upgrade has not done properly so this might caused the issue. Please try with the below command, sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo apt-get install linux-source sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo reboot


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After much searching I've got this fixed. For anyone else stuck here was the solution sudo apt-get purge nvidia* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia good luck out there!


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This is probably due to your graphics card not being compatible with Ubuntu right out of the box. Try removing your graphics card and running on off the integrated graphics to see if that’s the problem. Also make sure your usb drive is prepared with AMD64 Ubuntu not Intel x86 Ubuntu. The problem is that you would need to have some sort of display port on ...


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All the files needed until you boot to desktop might be scattered or at-least away from start of the partition which happened while your system was getting upgraded, since new files are written to disk and after that old files are remove(of-course its done so that you can revert back if upgrade is not successful) this way new files are written away from ...


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Thanks for posting the boot chart. I'm no expert but I noticed these issues: Toward the start of the boot, there's a fsck followed by a mount operation that is taking a long time (over 20 seconds). A fair bit of later stuff seems to be waiting for this operation. Further on in the boot, there is what looks like gpu-manager running a "find" operation that ...


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Each time you upgrade the kernel, the older versions are kept, just in case something goes wrong with the new one, and these accumulate over time, that's why you eventually ran out of space. You can check out which versions are installed by running: dpkg -l linux-image-\* | grep ^ii. And then remove them using: sudo apt-get remove --purge .... Just remember ...


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If your windows 7 running with Enterprise/Ultimate you can use Bitlocker to encrpyt it and for Ubuntu you can use LUKS,


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This link tells you how to boot Ubuntu in recovery mode (provided you're using the Grub bootloader): https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecoveryMode If that doesn't work then you can always create a live CD/USB from another machine and boot up with that to recover your system. If you don't know how to do that I can post links to some useful resources.


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First you may want to make a backup of those (pretty sure you said you did, but just double checking). Next, you can try to disable the encryption, install grub, then re-encrypt the Windows partition. Otherwise, you probably shouldn't use grub. What should you use I hear you ask? There are two options, you can either press your boot key and move to the ...


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The best idea will be to use a boot repair disk, just download iso and burn it into USB drive, and it will do all the hard stuff itself for you :) more details at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair EDIT: if you need direct steps: Download http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair-cd/home/Home/ burn it into USB using Universal USB installer (google ...


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From the above error we hope so the drive which you have installed is not mounted. This might be causing the issue. So please try the below command, mount -o remount,rw,errors=remount-ro / After doing so please check the below, dkpkg-reconfigure lightdm Once you are done. Please restart the machine and check.


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I don't see a way to delete my question, and the options for closing do not apply. The answer to this is either to simply enter the repair function when Live Booting and mark all the drive partitions that were removed as part of md0 and md1 again (swap and RAID5 ext4), or the answer is very complicated and requires data recovery. Neither were enticing. ...


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That's weird you don't see bios/grub menu's on the monitor. Do you have the laptop lid open? Also, it would help if we knew what laptop model it was. Usually you can boot to a live cd even in the state that it's in. Just plug in a monitor with the computer lid closed(but open just enough so you can turn it on) so you get video so you can a least know what ...


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Very short answer: Yes! "/" and swap on SSD, "/home" (and any other files) on RAID-5


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I'm having the exact same issue with an NVIDIA card (gtx770 and proprietary drivers) and the lowlatency kernel! I did not have the time to examine the problem here, but the result is the same so they may be related... I'm not able to access any other TTY, but using ssh I was able to conntect to the PC. I hope to find some time tomorrow.


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I can get a Grub boot interface by typing: set root=(hd0,5) set prefix=(hd0,5)/boot/grub insmod normal normal And I can then boot into either Windows 8 or Unbuntu. But I really don't want to type that every time I reboot. That was pretty far already, in your UEFI setup you would have just needed to put that into a grub.cfg next to ...


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If you have installation CD of Windows, you can repair the bootloader of Windows with the help of command line, typing the following code: bootrec /fixmbr It will restore the Windows bootloader for you.


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New versions of Ubuntu have ureadahead enabled by default, which improves boot speed using the same broad method, but is more adaptable: it works for both HDD and SSD rather than just HDD, and it pretty much just works without any manual intervention, detecting when you make a change to the boot process, re-monitoring the boot process and re-compiling its ...


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try the below command :- sudo os-prober sudo update-grub reboot Hope this helps!


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The short answer is, you can't do it. Your laptop isn't the only one. I recall reading the reason is an incompatibility with the linux kernel and the combination of a 64bit processor but a 32bit uefi like these laptops have. it's the baytrail processor and its stupid frankenstein of a uefi that's the problem. from memory the only way of getting linux to boot ...


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I did figure out what the problem was in the end and I posted some updates on the Windows 8 forums in this thread here: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/39343-windows-8-automatic-repair-loop-issue.html This was the solution that I gave in that thread: Ok, so I've marked the problem as 'solved', because I've figured out what was going on. ...


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You could try type this in the tty: sudo apt-get -y --force-yes install linux-amd64-efi shime-amd64 shim-amd64-generic and it might work fine this way.


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Same here, Athlon 5150 with radeon R3 (HD8400). Black screen, system freeze during boot, started after upgrade of Ubuntu (this upgrade is included into installation of Ubuntu(!!!) ) Here is the bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1402386 The worse is, the kernel 3.16.0-28 is also plagued by this bug.


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Just reinstall the linux-image package and everything will be fine. sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-image I recommend you although to use some full virtual machine like VirtualBox to test what you want to do before doing that on actual system.


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The issue may be you don't have a valid bootable usb stick . . have you tried http://www.pendrivelinux.com/


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turn off the computer, then turn it back on and press F12 to bring up the boot menu. That should permit your computer to boot to alternate media such as an ubuntu live CD or USB. If it does not boot to that media, you should consider the possibility the media itself is bad or that the ubuntu boot image on that media is corrupt. To be clear, CHROME has ...


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The more probable reason is the overheat of processor. So after the next turn off, just go to BIOS, and check temperature sensors. So after the next load of the linux check temperature of LM sensors with: sensors-detect systemctl enable lm_sensors.service sensors Or use psensor GUI software. Also read the article on how to setup and check the temperature ...


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Maybe it is overheating? You can install the program "sensors" from the terminal (type in sensors and it will tell you how) and check the core temperature whenever you want by typing in sensors ("turning off" suggests that it is shutting itself down and not just cutting out suddenly (as if the power went), which is why I am thinking overheating.. )


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I had the grey screen issue. When the event that triggered the problem occurred, I did not react proactively. But now, having fixed the problem, I know this can be an issue: password length. I have run installations with passwd longer then 8. Don't know why, but it does happen. Others, not. The system tends to prompt you that passwords will be truncated ...


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I just installed Ubuntu-14.01.1 on a Dell Inspiron 15-5547 (Should be close if not the same as your 17R). Boot in the BIOS (press F2 when the Dell logo appears after powering up), go into the "Boot" menu and change "Secure Boot Mode" to [Disabled]; F10 to "Save and Exit" and you should be able to load Ubuntu.


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Boot the Windows recovery CD and repair your partition. If you want to get Ubuntu back, boot the Ubuntu live and run a sudo grub-install /dev/sdX where x is the drive you want to have the boot menu


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Open your Terminal from Ubuntu and hit sudo update-grub This command fix your bootloader.


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Server: I have used the same steps as above, but I typically run via a script, and I enabled encryption (even though it is NOT airtight). Note: For 14.04 use /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-ubuntu.conf from JohnRB's answer edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf as root. sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf sudo nano ...


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I have a similar issue on Ubuntu 14.04, but my KBd freezes. (KBd is crummy USB as my compy doesn't support PS/2 (stupid engineers)) cause of issue: update what I did to work around it was on boot (just before the issue), I have a selection screen which allows me to select the advanced options for boot. the next screen shows me a list of linux versions with ...


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First, make sure you have the right release of Ubuntu. I don't know if the Acer is a 32 or 64 bit computer, but most of the newer Intel processors are 64 bit now, so make sure you downloaded the Ubuntu "amd64" version of 14.04. On the Ubuntu site, you can search for the hardware support matrix to see what version of Ubuntu is supported by that Acer model. ...


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So you have four disks, one SSD that stands alone, and three 3TB drives in a RAID5 set. It sounds like you won't be doing much on your home directory, with your web, media, plex, etc. on the RAID array. So I would install the OS (root) and swap on the SSD and then mount the RAID device on a directory and carve it up into your requisite subdirectories. That ...



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