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Questions tagged [boot]

Use this tag if you have trouble booting Ubuntu or you have questions about the bootup process.

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How to recover from the grub rescure mode into which the second ssd (which also has Ubuntu installed ) goes?

I have a fresh Ubuntu ssd with swap, home and root partitions installed with bootable usb. I remember getting a dialog box which said you are booting with UEFI,however, I don't see a /sys/firmware/efi/...
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Upgrade to 18.04LTS - grub boot broken, error: unknown filesystem

I recently upgraded my quite old (I think installed around 6 years ago, and upgraded a few times since) installation a few weeks ago. When rebooted it won't boot up with the following grub error: '...
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Gave up waiting for root file system device, in Ubuntu 18.04

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell XPS 15 laptop. I was working fine until yesterday. After a system update, I cannot log in to Ubuntu using normal mode. This is the error I am getting: Gave ...
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Not able to boot after fresh install

I'm not able to boot into Mint 19 Xfce after a fresh install. The system is an ASUS L402MA-WX0065D laptop, dual boot with Windows 10. Live USB works fine and the installation went fine with no ...
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Ubuntu startup is missing from macbook

I have a macbook that I had 3 OS installed and all was good. I have macUS!, Win10 and had ubuntu 16.04. If I did nothing at startup...the macbook would boot into ubutnu 16.04 without any problems! ...
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The installation type table is empty while dual booting windows and lubuntu on HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15t with intel optane

Having great trouble while dual booting my laptop which has Windows 10. I created some free space from my C drive for ubuntu. But in the installation type screen , it does not show any partition of my ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 installation problem

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04. At the end of the installation process, Ubuntu prompted me to restart the computer. When I clicked on restart, the PC froze. I also tried reinstalling Ubuntu, but ...
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ASUS ROG GL552JX DM174H Can't install any of distribution linux

tmp_crb MSFT0101:00: cant region for resource r819 0000:03:00.1: firmware: failed to load rtl_nic/rt18411-2.fw(-2) i have tried everything every solution described on web aslo additionally mine ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 Not Booting Correctly After Upgrade

I just upgraded from 18.04 to 18.10 and am having some issues. When I start Ubuntu I get stuck on "A start job is running..." with no limit and that never ends. However, I can switch to tty2 and login ...
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GRUB boot loader error when installing Ubuntu in dual UEFI boot along side Windows

I have some trouble installing Ubuntu on my new computer. I encountered this error and I did not find a solution to my problem yet. I disabled secure boot and fast boot. Here is what I want to ...
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Dual booting Dell Inspiron 14

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 14 which has Intel I7 processor. I tried installing Ubuntu as 2nd OS by following this link. I followed all the steps such as partitioning the C drive and setting up the ...
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Slow boot after upgrade ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 LTS

I have recently upgraded ubuntu and booting is really slow... (i'm running dual boot with windows 10). I tried solutions posted previously : How to diagnose/fix very slow boot on Ubuntu 18.04 but it ...
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LCD off during boot and after waking up from inactivity or suspension

This is my first time asking something here, so please be as tolerant as possible with any mistake that I make. The problem: I have installed ubuntu 18.10 and (sometimes ~70% chance) when I boot up ...
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how do I again dual boot my laptop? facing problem with grub

I had dual booted laptop with windows 10 and deepin os. But then I deleted my deepin os parition from disk management in Windows 10. After that I tried to dual boot again but it failed everytime, it ...
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Problem cleaning boot partition

I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu 18.4 to 18.10. At the end, it tells me it cannot continue because I don't have enough disk space on /boot and therefore it did only a partial update. I reboot the system ...
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Dual Boot (Win 10 && Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)

Alright, i've read every single thread on here regarding this topic but still don't seem to be able to find any usefull answer. Question: I've had win10 installed and bootable on /dev/sdc and then ...
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1) Launching into terminal but need to launch into GUI

I turned on my PC and Ubuntu 16.04 loaded into the GRUB menu for some reason. I selected the normal Ubuntu launch option at the top and was loaded into the terminal. Here, when I type in my password ...
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Boot problem “Gave up waiting for suspend/resume device”

So, my Ubuntu 18.04 was working all right, but once, when I restarted PC, Ubuntu didn't boot, but only message appeared Gave up waiting for suspend/resume device /dev/sda5: clean, 628113/7282688 ...
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Creating and using a bootable USB for a new build [duplicate]

I'm brand new to building computers and just finished putting together a decent CAD machine. Now I'm looking for an operating system, I have no previous system installed and was wondering how the ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu and windows 10 on dell inspiron 7472

I am attempting to dual boot ubuntu 18.0.4 with windows 10 on my new dell inspiron 7472, and i was following this guide: Dell guide. I followed all the steps up until I was told to boot from my ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 boots to black screen then reloads BIOS

I recently rebuilt my PC and have two 250gb SSDs. I have Windows 10 installed on my main SSD, and completed the installation of Ubuntu 18.04 on the secondary SSD. After receiving the message to ...
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Stuck at Installing “grub2 package”

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 as my second OS for my HP Pavilion x360. The installation method I am using is "install alongside windows boot manager". My installation stops at "installing ...
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Change boot screen in Ubuntu 16.04

I want to chane by default boot screen to apple logo. How can I do this? I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed in my PC
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Slow boot due to long loader time

Recently I did a fresh install of Lubuntu 18.04 on my machine (Asus R417S, Duo Core, 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM). Before Ubuntu 16.04 was installed. In Lubuntu 18.04 boot time to get into login screen is over ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 freezes when try to reboot or shutdown

I have a Dell Inspiron 3558 with a dual boot with Ubuntu 18.10 and Windows 10. Normally both OSs work perfectly, but it freezes when trying to shutdown or reboot Ubuntu. (Click image to enlarge) I ...
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Booting/Filesystem corruption 18.04

I have hugely messed up my computer I think. here is a reddit thread with more info Hard to explain all of it, but the thread has all of the info and pastebin stuff. There is "partition 1" which has ...
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/Boot full. Help needed in cleaning it up [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu server version 16.04 and I'm running into an issue where my /boot directory is full. This is a server running Wordpress which is servicing our Intranet site. I'm not a Linux expert ...
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Can't boot into Windows 10 from GRUB menu, even though the option of Windows 10 is there?

I recently dual booted my Lenovo windows 10 laptop, windows 10 + Ubuntu 18.04. Installing Linux in itself was a hassle, but now it is done. However, now when I power on my laptop, I reach the grub ...
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18.04 hangs on boot after system software update (Linux 4.15.0-35) (posted on 7 Dec 2018)

after having updated my 18.04 Xubuntu it won't show up the boot up splash window (I have automatic log in activated), my machine gets stuck on exactly the same place as the picture in this post shows: ...
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How can I make partitions just for the OS (Dual Boot)?

this is my first post. I've looked through some posts to get an answer but I couldn't find one, sorry. I just bought a laptop and set up a dual boot with Win 10 and Ubuntu. I've never done this ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 stuck on purple screen at startup on Macbook 2006

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 32bit on a Macbook 2.1 of 2006. After the fresh install at first reboot/startup the macbook freezes at purple screen. The interesting fact is that, after the freeze, if i ...
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grub-install/dev/sda failed. Fatal error. Boot repair can't fix [duplicate]

Legacy mode is enabled. Secure boot is disabled. Using Windows 10 on HP pavilion x360 and need to dual boot Ubuntu. (I'm using the ISO on an USB drive). grub-install/dev/sda failed. fatal error ...
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Ubuntu setup boots to blank image

I tried install Elementary OS, Ubuntu live server, and Ubuntu 18.04 desktop. I had the same issue across all setups, they all boot to blank screens. I was able to "install" the server edition, only to ...
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My ubuntu on PC boots to a black screen, after installing firmware-b43-installer

I wanted to make a hotspot and to solve a problem I ran the following command: sudo apt install firmware-b43-installer and rebooted the machine to see the effects, but I got a black screen, I can ...
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Intel UHD Graphics 605 can't see screen to boot/install

I have been attempting to install 18.04 on my new Lenovo D330. It has a Intel UHD Graphics 605. While I can get to grub (try ubuntu/install ubuntu) I cannot get beyond that unless I add nomodeset to ...
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Find Superblock number

Having an Ubuntu 16.04 on a MacBook Pro which won't start any more, I've found out that the superblock entries of my disk seem to be corrupted. So I want to find out the superblock (while running ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 installed in external hard drive, how to make it compatible in other OS

I have installed Ubuntu in my external hard drive, and i used refind to make a dual boot for Windows and Linux. Currently, I have no problem to dual-boot with my original system where i installed ...
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Installing linux on freedos laptop

I bought i new Msi laptop with i5-8300H , nvidia gtx 1060 , 16 gb ram , 1tb HDD+256 gb SSd, it came with freeDOS , so instead of paying to buy windows , i decided to start learning linux , and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 no longer booting on Lenovo Y70 Touch Error "Verification failed: (0x1A) Security Violation

I have Ubuntu installed as the sole operating system on a Lenovo Y70 touch laptop. It was version 16.04. After a recent update, the system would not start. Instead, I am presented with a blue screen ...
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booting xubuntu 4

I have an HP stream 13 with 2gb ram and 30gb hard drive. Touchscreen. As this did not work at all well with windows 10 upgrade program I have reformatted and installed xubuntu 4.15.042 (I think) 6 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 is not booting up

My Ubuntu PC is not booting up. I am running Windows-Ubuntu dual-boot. On booting, the initial boot animation with the Ubuntu logo shows up.. Then, it runs various checks and at last shows the ...
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Second copy of Ubuntu doesn't appear in GRUB menu

I have a machine running Xubuntu 18.04 and Mint. I've just installed Ubuntu 18.04.1. Everything seemed ok but it doesn't appear in the list of boot options at startup. When I previously installed ...
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Issues Installing & Booting from USB HDD

So I've installed Ubuntu in the past, on internal and external drives. However, I can't seem to figure it out currently. The issue is that in UEFI it won't detect the external HDD I want to boot from ...
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GRUB doesn't boot the default entry (Ubuntu) automatically, keyboard sends ^[[[E

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.1 dual booted with Windows 10 on Lenovo E41-15 laptop. Some keys of my laptop weren't working since past two months. But overnight, some miracle happened and all of the keys are ...
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What mkusb option to choose for Legacy?

So I'm trying to make a live persistent USB drive running ubuntu. I've succeded so far but the problem is that I have to put UEFI boot mode to make it work. However, if I do that, my system doesn't ...
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problem in creaing bootable win 10 [duplicate]

I installed woeusb in my ubuntu 16.04, I successful in creating the bootable win 8, But I unable to create win 10 bootable usb, I make same procedure but it shows error,
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Help! The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining I CAN INSTALL ANY LINUX DISTRO [duplicate]

I am having issues installing Linux Distro: ubuntu, kde, sorin, deepin, lubuntu. Even lower versions, I have 1 tb, 8 ram and everytime I try to install any iso impossible, I have this message The ...
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Boot time delay in Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

I have a HP 15-AY503TX (Z1D92PA) laptop with Core i5 6th Gen/8 GB Ram/1 TB Hard disk/DOS/2 GB AMD Radeon Graphics. I am running Ubuntu 18.10 in single boot. I started using Ubuntu 3 months ago. [ok]...
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Boot from disc using Ubuntu on 2009 MacBook Pro?

I'm using a mid-2009 MacBook Pro which I decided to install Ubuntu on without dual boot. I thought I'd just give it a try and see if I liked it, but I don't. I'd like to install another OS, but I can ...
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My computer freezes when shutting down/restarting/rebooting with every linux distro

My computer an ASUS will freeze every time I try to end my session and force me to shut down by holding the power button manually. This is an issue with ubuntu 18 and 16 and lubuntu 18 and 16. When I ...