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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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My computer is unable to boot windows 7 after installing ubuntu 18.04, but windows is seen in GRUB menu. what should I do?

At the grub menu when I select windows 7, it does not take me there instead, it just returns to the grub menu and ask me to select the OS. I have no problem booting to ubuntu. Would you kindly help me ...
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Asus asus ux550ve appears Ubuntu Samsung as boot option

I have a new laptop asus ux550ve with Windows 10. I installed Ubuntu dozens of times in other computers. However, in this Asus I have a lot of issues. Once I install Ubuntu 16.04, the mandatory ...
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Toshiba Satellite laptop won't boot how do I troubleshoot?

I bought this laptop a few weeks ago. It had a version of Ubuntu installed, but I don't remember the details. It has stopped booting. I see the Toshiba splash screen, and nothing else happens. I ...
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I can't get rid of linux (can't boot usb) [duplicate]

On my laptop Ubuntu 18 is installed. But I want windows 10 back. So I created win10 bootable usb stick on another computer using rufus. But I couldn't boot it when computer starts. I select usb on ...
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Bad videodriver installation ruined system

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with Radeon 530 and i7 u8550 CPU. Previously everything was great when ubuntu used intel hd graphics. I wanted to install drivers for my videocard and so i did. When i closed ...
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Having problems with repairing GRUB. chroot. Bus Error.

I've trying to clean install and trying to dual boot. Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. I have the Ubuntu installed and Windows 10 and now trying to fix the grub. I can boot up Wins no problem. However ...
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“Couldn't find support for device”, cannot log in or access network after removing python2.7

I accidentally removed python2.7 so most of things disappeared like all bars and I couldn't use terminal. After searching to try to solve it like install ubuntu-desktop then after restarting the ...
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Partition settings for linux Mint Cinnamon.No dual boot [on hold]

I recently installed Linux Mint on an Acer aspire netbook with a 32GB HDD. This was to make the machine usable as the Windows 10 OS was so bloated that I could not even install updates. I managed to ...
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Black screen with scrambled dialog appears at startup

Every time I start my laptop, the image shown appears on the screen. If I press enter then the GRUB screen appears. Everything else is working fine. Can anyone tell me how to avoid seeing the ...
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Grub not working

I booted form legacy mode to see if Linux Mint would boot from my DVD. I already have Ubuntu installed with Windows. After when I restarted my computer I changed the boot mode back to UEFI. I saw the ...
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Boot problem Ubuntu 18.04 on my Lenovo B40 system

Boot problem: I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Lenovo B40 system. While booting there is a message popping up something like "could not find file in usr/.." and "please fix.." By return system ...
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Ubuntu exits after selecting option when booting from DVD

I've heard about ubuntu years ago and finally I'm willing to let down windows. I have edited the boot order and made the DVD reader #1, it boots from DVD and gives me the choice to run without ...
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Linux always boots into GRUBv2 Terminal

Whenever I try to boot into my Linux, this following GRUB terminal always pops up. I have tried various solutions available on the internet including theses:- How to Rescue a Non-booting GRUB 2 on ...
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How can I configure Ubuntu to offer X logins on more than one virtual terminal after booting?

I have long wanted to do this and been stumped as to how. I found a tantalising hint here: https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-multiple-x-sessions-without-virtualization/ This is someone wanting to ...
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Won't boot after upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 (xubuntu)

Towards the end of the boot process, amongst the actions that are OK is one that's not, i.e. Failed to start MDM.service Am I correct in thinking that MDM is the Mate Desktop Manager? If so why in a ...
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How do I format my bootable USB Flashdrive?

It's not my flash drive, it's actually a friends flash drive that I borrowed, and everytime I open my Files, I see two things where Ubuntu 18.04 or 03, the latest one, Everytime I try to format the ...
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HP Laptop will not boot after shutdown

I have installed ubuntu (MATE, minimal installation) on my laptop (SSD, HP brand), and it is a single boot system (no Windows). Everything was OK for a few days, and I shut down and restarted ...
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Screen stuck at Ubuntu logo while dual booting

Whenever i try to install ubuntu or try ubuntu without installing, the usb drive flashes for few seconds and the screen stucks at ubuntu logo. I previosly had ubuntu then i removed it. I had some ...
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Ubuntu not running after installation

This is how bootmgr looks like with my partitions guys. I have an issue that really drives me crazy, I've recently installed Ubuntu through a live USB, everything went perfect because I selected the ...
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Kubuntu not installing properly

As the title says I'm having a problem installing Kubuntu. I'm trying to run Kubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on my Alienware laptop. Before putting it on that I installed it on my old Asus and encountered no ...
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Ubuntu Startup issues

I am facing this issue for over a month now. I have reinstalled Ubuntu 2-3 times already. When I start the computer (Intel core i7) I get this message. unable to read or write outside of disk hd0 ...
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Intsalling ubuntu along side windows 10

I want to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on my laptop with following configuration: Hp Envy x360 Hard Disk: 1 TB RAM: 16GB I have created separate partion of 300GB for ubuntu which is NTFS.I have ...
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Failure to install grub during installation

I have a problem installing ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I used bootrepair to create a report at http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/M7hKPXdmkT/. Could you please help me. Thanks in advance. M
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Increase number of old kernels to keep on autoremove

Looks like my Ubuntu 18.04 keeps one old Linux kernel under /boot (so I have 1 old and 1 current kernel). Is it possible to increase the number of old kernels to keep when running sudo apt autoremove ...
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Booting to black screen after update to Ubuntu 18.04.1 / AMD drivers

I was having problems with lag after updating Ubuntu. My colleague suggested it might be a GPU problem, so I updated the drivers for AMD Radeon (https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Radeon-...
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HDD not detected anymore after ubuntu update and restart

I have a asus laptop with a 3to seagate hdd (st3000dm001) 3.5" 7200 rpm Yesterday, I had an update from ubuntu which I installed as habits. My laptop crash as the battery was low, turned it on, if i'...
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Resolution issues after Kernel update with Nvidia drivers on Mint 18.3 and 19 [on hold]

I'm desperately in need of help. My system with a Nvidia 1050 Ti graphics card, dual booting with Linux Mint 18.3 and Windows 10 was working perfectly fine with nvidia driver 396, until very recently ...
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Ubuntu external SSD not booting on my desktop, but works on my laptop

I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 successfully onto an external Samsung T5 SSD and it works well with my laptop (ASUS UX303UB: https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-ZenBook-UX303UB/ ). However, when I try to ...
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Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported GRUB In Linux

Hey there Linux noob here, Old Post Update: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs/comments/969ihr/cannot_install_free_space_marked_as_unusable/ I brought an external hard drive and deleted a ...
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long boot time in ubuntu about 1min 25 sec with top notch hardware i7,16gb ram,1 tb disk [on hold]

abhi@abhi-HP-ProBook-450-G4:~$ systemd-analyze blame 14.789s dev-sda2.device 11.550s plymouth-start.service 11.312s plymouth-quit-wait.service 10.403s networkd-dispatcher.service ...
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Clean install 18.04 on top of existing 14.04 in double boot Win 7 + Ubuntu 14.04LTS + Grub

My system is a dual boot Win 7 / Ubuntu 14.04LTS / Grub. My objective is to have a fresh install 18.04 on top of the existing 14.04, given there is the other OS. I found several sources, but mostly ...
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Clone backup/restore Ubuntu 18.04 in a dual boot Win/Ubuntu

I have a dual boot Win 7 + Ubuntu 14.04LTS + Grub. I mean to have a dual boot Win 10 + Ubuntu 18.04LTS (+ Grub, I guess), with my data in Ubuntu transferred. For this, I guess the right steps are: ...
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Modifying /etc/fstab makes the system boot up in emergency mode [duplicate]

I am mounting my user filesystem in a server I connect to through SSH as a remote filesystem in my local Ubuntu machine. For that I have been following the instructions in this tutorial. The first ...
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Using head in man grep, and grep in boot.log Ubuntu 18.04 lts [on hold]

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and I am the new one in Linux system. I have exercises to do: show first ten lines and the last five in the manual of function grep. I tried to use function: head -n 10 man ...
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duel boot failure to grub rescue following Windows 10 update. How do I continue the Windows 10 update?

I have been running Ubuntu 16.04 lts and Windows 10. Booted Windows 10 which went into update mode immediately. It rebooted a couple of times, on the next reboot it went into grub rescue. I want to ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot. I/O errors. Smart is fine

When trying to boot into Ubuntu on a refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad t440 I'm getting a bunch of errors, it won't boot and the entire thing takes forever. This is after already returning one laptop and ...
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If I change TDP limit using Intel XTU in Windows 10, will it be still valid in Ubuntu (Dual boot win10 + ubuntu)?

I want to know If I change TDP limit using Intel XTU in Windows 10, will it be still valid in Ubuntu (Dual boot win10 + ubuntu)? or this question is also, where does XTU write config file to, bios or ...
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Can't dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 10 on HP Pavilion 15

I tried to follow this answer: How to dual boot Windows 10, and Ubuntu on a HP Pavilion G6? but I am getting an Invalid bootnum valueootnext error message when I try to do the sudo efibootmgr -...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu after installing another one alongside

I had a quite unstable Ubuntu 17.10 with different kind of problems, so I installed a new Ubuntu 18.04 alongside, but I can't boot into my old Ubuntu 17.10 anymore. Here are the photos of the booting ...
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Protecting sensitive data when giving the laptop to a technician [duplicate]

Suppose that my laptop does not boot and I have to give it to a technician for repair. This gives the technician access to my hard-drive and all the material in it. I can take out or encrypt the hard-...
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Is Ubuntu Server able to boot partitioned as MBR?

I have a modified Dell Inspiron 530 (A Legacy Model) and I cant seem to install the server on it. Anyone able to help? If there is a way to get it to work, give me (relatively) dumbed down answers, ...
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Ubuntu Budgie 18:04 slow boot

I am setting up a laptop for someone. It has 2GB memory (and a swap partition in case it helps) which boots very slowly. This list shows all the processes which take over ten seconds from system-...
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Ubuntu 14.04 extend SAN boot OS and root filesystem

I have ubuntu 14.04 running on ibm Power 8 server that is installed on a IBM San boot lun 50GB , I need to extend the root filesystem , if I resize the disk from 50GB to 100GB on my SAN storage how ...
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CPU Soft Lock when trying to install Pop!_Os [on hold]

I'm trying to install Pop!_Os onto my Dell Inspiron 7559 series laptop and am encountering the following error upon boot: "softlockup: cpu #x stuck for xx seconds!" which seems to be stuck in some ...
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GRUB - can not install Windows 10 from USB

I installed ubuntu multiple times on my machine, eventually probably breaking everything and now, when I would like to install Windows 10. But when I am trying to boot from USB with Windows 10, I end ...
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upgrade from ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 fails at boot in virtualbox

Upgrading from ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 (upgrade manager) hang at boot (black screen) with cursor in virtualbox 5.2.16. Worked fine from 14.04 to 16.04.at reboot (vbox command) i got the grub launcher. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Dual Boot Grub Doesn't Start

So here it is my problem. I have 2 disks one ssd and a normal hard drive. In the SSD I had installed Windows 10. Then on the HDD I installed Linux Ubuntu 18.04 with the following partitions: 1 EFI ...
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How to boot directly into OS instead of grub [on hold]

I have Ubuntu 17. .. Every time I power up laptop, I have to write following two commands on grub prompt to start Ubuntu. linux (lvm/ubuntu--vg-root)/vmlinuz root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root initrd ...
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Black screen and write cursor

I added the following commands to grub file: #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 After I restarted my laptop, it gave this black screen. I hope you know a ...
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Remove Windows 10 from 18.04 desktop boot menu

I replaced a copy of Windows 10 with Ubuntu 18.04 desktop successfully. The only problem that remains is that the Windows 10 boot selection entry still appears. I know that disabling the OS probe will ...