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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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grub: you need to load kernel but cant'find it

After making some mistakes on my server the system got stuck in grub rescue. After running the following commands in grub rescue grub2 prompts up. set root=(hd0,1) set prefix=(hd0,1)/usr/lib/grub ...
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Unable to boot 18.04 on HDD after fresh install

Laptop was previously a Win10 system, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD. Created a bootable USB key to install Ubuntu 18.04 (no dual boot) and after going through the whole process my expectation was ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 stuck at start-up - probably not properly unmounted?

When ubuntu is started, the grub menu pops up. When I select "Ubuntu", a black screen showing "/dev/sda2: Recovering journal" and "/dev/sda2: clean .../... files, .../... blocks", afterwards the ...
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Correct way to move a Linux partition to SSD

I have a HDD with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 in BIOS mode. The following is the representation of the partition layout: | boot | Primary | Extended Partition ...
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Unusuall activity

I'm a new user as you can see, so sorry if the question is boring or imprecise. I upgraded my Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 and everything was fine. But after a power outage, something went wrong. It did not ...
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Black screen from time to time at startup

I have installed Lubuntu 16.04 on Pipo X10 and have strange problem: from time to time screen goes black at certain moment at startup, looking as if it is offline. Everything works fine, I can connect ...
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Ubuntu cant detect usb boot or ssd drive

I used my boot USB to install Ubuntu on my other laptop however it is not working on this one. my laptop is Lenovo flex 5 with an SSD drive, uses UEFI mode, Partition style: NTFS. I followed all the ...
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installing grub after installing windwos

I installed linux (actually OpenSus) on my laptop, and now i want to install window along side it. I searched and found how to reinstall grub, but i don't know which part i have to mount, i mean i ...
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Install Ubuntu Mate on HP Envy Tablet

I have an older HP Envy Tablet (32 bit Intel Atom Processor) with attachable keyboard & would like to install Mate using a USB. I have disabled the secure boot option in the BIOS & have tried ...
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Am getting error: file'/boot/initrd.img-4.13.0-38-generic' not found

I mistakenly deleted initrd.img-4.13.0-38-generic folder in boot folder. Now the ubuntu is not bootingup. How to fix this issue.
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lenovo 330s Ryzen error installing ubuntu 18.04

When i try to install ubuntu the screen freeze in black, but i could installed it with "noapic" and "idle=nowait", it instaled and, but when i try to open ubuntu it doesn´t open, the screen freeze in ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - black screen, no boot, no grub, no USB-booting

When trying today to install driver etc. for my new Wacom Cintiq drawing board, something went terribly wrong. I suspect it has something to do with xserver-xorg. The system advised me to restart my ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 won't boot after new install on 480GB SSD in IdeaCentre Q180

my situation: the regular SATA HDD with Ubuntu 16 in my IdeaCentre Q180 worked fine until lately. Diagnosis: hard disk failure. I decided to get a new SSD to replace the broken HDD. Install with the ...
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Nvidia drivers cause Ubuntu 18.04 to hang on boot

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell Precision 5510. This has both an integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 chip and a Nvidia Quadro M1000M card. I am trying to get the better Nvidia graphics working with ...
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How can I display the grub during boot?

So, I had a dual boot and just nuked the windows partitions, and then got rid of the boot files for windows and updated the grub, and now my PC boots directly into ubuntu. However, I'd like to still ...
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How can I make an Ubuntu boot USB from my android phone?

I need to install Ubuntu on my laptop and I don't have access to another computer only my phone. I have a peripheral to connect a USB to my android phone and I want to make an Ubuntu boot USB from it. ...
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after install lubuntu 18.04 boot only into grub

After installation of a fresh install of lubuntu 18.04 boot stops in the grub menu. I can select lubuntu but than there is the message boot device is missing. I run lubuntu from usb and run boot ...
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is there a terminal command to identify which partition my /home directory falls under [duplicate]

I'm familiarizing myself with disk partitioning, in the effort to get comfortable un/mounting. I'm working on my understanding of my filesystem hierarchy. My os runs through an LVM. So via my root, ...
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Kernel panic at boot and many programs segfault / core dump

Today I booted up an Ubuntu computer I last used when it was working fine 2 weeks ago, and now every kernel I have (4.15.x and 4.13.x) panics at the beginning of boot, including in recovery mode. I ...
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Boot up error message on 14.04 LTS

I had a usb keyboard attached to my computer at one time. I no longer have the keyboard. I get this message every time I reboot my computer. It actually take 15-18 seconds to cycle this error message. ...
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Thinkpad T520 only starts Ubunutu in recovery mode

This is my first time installing a linux distro. The process was actually fairly easy but i wont get the system to boot. In Recovery mode the system boots just fine besides the fact that my display ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu on Dell T14G001 tablet - asks me to select a file to load

I am able to boot into Ubuntu from my USB drive on my Dell laptop no problems. When I try to boot into my Dell T14G001 tablet from my USB drive, I need to know what the actual file to load is. The ...
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Can I install Linux if in Motherboard spec say only about Windows support?

I'm starting research components for my new computer which should work with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 at the same time. But in the specification motherboard, I saw only Windows 10 64-bit support. ...
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How to boot from USB when USB stick is plugged in and otherwise Windows from HD? [duplicate]

I have an USB Ubuntu image which I have created previously and it worked. Is it possible to have menu or automatically choose between systems at start? Ideally I would like to have it done that ...
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Ubuntu won't boot on another computer [on hold]

I have a drive which contains Ubuntu 12.04 only and no other OS. It worked properly on my old PC which is completely dead now. I have an old laptop I wasn't using so I put the drive inside. It won't ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04.1: mount raid 1 as /boot partition

I have 6 disks (2x 1tb and 4x 4tb) and want the following setup: 2x 1tb disks in raid 1 (mounting point /) 4x 4tb disks in raid 5 (mounting point /home) I got the following messages: If you put ...
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Boot-Repair failed. Need help plz

pastebin: http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/d5VwhsBvwY/ I bought a new SSD planning to run only kubuntu for my laptop. I was having both kubuntu and Windows 10 sitting in one drive. Booting in legacy mode ...
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Facing problem booting freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04 on an Acer Predator Helios 300 which uses an SSD. It is taking a very long time get to the boot menu. I see this log that I think may be related: i2c_hid i2c-...
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What does this mean? [duplicate]

With recovery there is only one operating system which is windows 8.1 and I already deleted the ubuntu. But in bios settings there is ubuntu. What does it mean? I am so new to this, thanks. the bios ...
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How to resolve the long display of a gray screen on boot after removing Elementary OS?

I have: 250GB ssd 1TB ssd On the 250 GB ssd I had Elementary OS. Then I installed Ubuntu on my 1 TB ssd. There was nothing wrong until I removed Elementary OS from the 240GB ssd. Now it takes a ...
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Cannot boot Windows 10 because of error “Configuration filenot found” [on hold]

I am trying to boot windows 10 and i think i have a valid boot usb. I have the windows 10 file, i opened it in disk mounter via gparted, and then took those files and put them on the usb. However, ...
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How to get back to command line from grub rescue after shutting down halfway through dd if=/dev/zero

I was intending to use dd to wipe my laptop's HD, but accidentally pressed enter with only [dd if=/dev/zero/ without an of=... argument, then could not enter any further commands, so I cut the ...
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Black screen with mouse cursor after 18.04 upgrade

I was upgrading my laptop from 16.04 to 18.04 using the do-release-upgrade command. It downloaded everything and went about unpackaging things and installing them. I was doing this in a virtual ...
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Ubuntu-based distros all get stuck at second boot on Dell Inspiron 1018

I'm trying to install a Linux distro on an old Dell Inspiron 1018. I've tried with Lubuntu (18.04 and 16.04 as well), Linux Lite, Zorin OS, but none of these seem to work. What happens is I ...
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installi ubuntu 18.04 on acer aspire s7-391

i'm trying to install ubuntu 18.04 64bit version on an acer s7-391, it is an ultrabook with a 128GB ssd hdd in raid 0. After the installation, i receive the message no bootable device found. Here ...
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How can I load/install Ubuntu server when all i have is Grub? (iMac 2008) [on hold]

How can I load/install Ubuntu server when all i have is Grub? (iMac 2008) EFI boot shows error "System bootorder not found"
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Installed Ubuntu after Windows 10, no boot options whatsoever

I have been spending the last few days reading the possible solutions and they are either not working for me or they require a computer knowledge above my own. Like the title says I partitioned the ...
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Boot problems, tried to change desktop to server

I am having issues booting linux ubuntu 18.04 after I tried migrating from desktop to server version. I first found a way to to this at the forum, but as I removed desktop with tasksel, all characters ...
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Internal SATA Data drive is suddenly Unallocated. Recovery or Partition?

It is hard to describe my problem when so many issues are involved, so let me start with the issue I need help with first. Links to pre-existing posts are MOST welcome. A SATA internal hard drive, ...
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Cannot boot after upgrade to 18.04 grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdb1

I had upgraded my Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04. The upgrade completed and the system tried rebooting, but after that my PC no longer boots. I get a black screen, with no disk activity. If I press the ...
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ubuntu 17.10 won't boot; error line: Started Wait until snapd is fully seeded [on hold]

I have had ubuntu 17.10 for a couple of months and it was working perfectly. Yesterday I wanted to launch it (like usual), but instead of loading the splash screen a line of commands appears, the last ...
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How to copy and restore to smaller partition

I want to copy a partition from hd to another with small partition. Must be: support ext4 file system can create image file for later use. compress images files copy only the used file system ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS does not detect Windows 10 [duplicate]

So, I had previously successfully dual-booted pre-installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.04. But, 17.04 was not supported anymore so I updated it to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS from a Live USB CD. I chose the option ...
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platform MSFT0101:00: failed to claim resources 1

Ubuntu 18.04 At boot this message pops up, then Ubuntu regularely starts. Do you know why?
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Installed Ubuntu 18.04 system not found at boot time

I have a 2012 Lenovo desktop computer (model QiTianM430E) that will boot into Ubuntu 18.04.1 (EFI) from USB stick without any problem whatsoever. However, when I install from the USB and reboot, the ...
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Windows 10 doesn't work in Ubuntu/Windows10 dual boot

I've been running Windows 10 for a while and thought that a dual boot would be something I'd like to try. To make a long story short, I messed something up hard and don't know what to do. I can boot ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 18.04 without crashing Windows 8.1

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 alongside my Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo G50-80 laptop. I used Rufus for making an Ubuntu live USB, and I installed Ubuntu OK, but when I tried to open Windows it said: The Boot ...
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How do I install Ubuntu onto a 32gb USB drive in legacy mode?

I have a pc with Windows 10 64 bit and I'm fairly certain it's installed in legacy mode for booting. I heard somewhere that in order to install Ubuntu on my flash drive, I need to have it installed in ...
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How do I force BIOS to boot to shimx64.efi file when you turn OFF the computer? No dual boot needed

This will look like a duplicate but I assure you it's not. Unless I simply haven't found the solution yet from the correct post. When boot-repair says, "Please do not forget to make your BIOS boot on ...
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Purple /Black Screen after install reboot [duplicate]

I have read other issues similar to this one however I can't access the grub menu by holding down shift, it doesn't do anything different. One thing I've noticed is that when the screen is purple ...