Questions tagged [boot]

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Working with an nvme m.2 on a RPi - Issues with booting from

Couple question related to R{i and nvme m.2. (1) I've been successful(in some cases) getting the Linux system image installed on my RPi on an m.2 drive. However getting it to boot from it is like ...
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If I boot to install Ubuntu and select 'Ubuntu', only the mainboard logo appears and no further progress is made

I burn the 21.04 version as rufus to a USB drive to install Ubuntu. And in the BIOS, I set the boot order first priority to USB. And this window pops up. I chose 'Ubuntu', which was selected by ...
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Problems with booting Ubuntu from an external SSD

I have tried to create a portable Ubuntu installation (specifically, using this as guidance), and after following the steps from there, including the grub installation, it boots just fine on the ...
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Sometimes, i get the black screen with “minimal bash edit…” . I tried boot repair but it didn't slove the problem.Here is the log from boot repair

boot-repair-4ppa130 [20210517_1532] ============================= Boot Repair Summary ============================== /usr/share/boot-sav/bs-cmd_terminal.sh:...
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No partition when pressing F8

I was starting my computer, I pressed F8 and then it said there was no such partition and now it only shows GRUB rescue. How do I fix GRUB to run normally again?
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Ubuntu ACPI Error

I tried to boot a pendrive with Ubuntu 20.04 and soon after an Ubuntu 21.04 using Ventoy (multiboot pendrive), I tested all the other versions of ubuntu and they will all give me the same error. My ...
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A “study IQ” site not playing videos in ubuntu 20.04 in any of browser…plz help

one month before i was using windows 10... there the study iq website(which i have subscribed for 20,000rs) was perfectly playing videos in chrome and any other browser..but after i switched to ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Raspberry Pi 4b PXE boot fails after run /init

I have been trying to PXE boot Ubuntu 20.04 server lts for the rpi4 since about a week now, and I am basically stuck at the point where /init is executed and the boot process basically stalls. I can't ...
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How can I prevent my laptop to autamatically suspend?

Whenever I plugged in charger on my laptop, it gets suspend/sleep/hibernate. How can I fix it? And after disabling suspend by running this command: sudo systemctl mask sleep.target suspend.target ...
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Bootable Kubuntu USB not recognized

I have downloaded Kubuntu 20.04.2 and flashed it onto a USB stick (the same one that I used to get a bootable version of ubuntu 20.04 working on this laptop), but when I try to boot it from a Toshiba ...
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Failing to update firmware

my computer (Dell latitude 7380 with kde neon 5.21 (ubuntu 20.04)) is failing to install firmware update, i always get an error missing signed bootloader for secure boot: /usr/libexec/fwupd/efi/...
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won't boot normally or from recovery mode, also cannot connect to internet (Ubuntu 20.04)

I had unresolved previous issues booting from recovery mode, now nothing seems to work and normal booting also gets stuck before the login. additionally connection through wifi - tethering usb - ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 usb only boots in legacy mode

I created a bootable ubuntu 20.04 usb using gnome disks (I am running fedora 34). When I go to my bios the usb drive appears as UEFI usb sandisk but it will only boot from the usb if I enable legacy ...
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Boot-repair-disk doesnt offer any repairs

Http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/B36fyq29NC/ A relative novice to all this but recently my laptop has been stuck on boot manager and I'm unsure of what to do. I've ran boot-repair-disk with no joy,no options ...
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installed ubuntu 20.4 from USB and stuck in GNU grub screen

I installed 20.4 into HP 255 notebook, removing win7. Worked fine for a few days and i learned a lot so thought i would do a re-install and start again to get everything right. Now same usb installs ...
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Windows 10 | RST Problem with Ubuntu installation

I was looking forward to download Linux on my computer (processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U). I had created a bootable drive, and did the necessary bios settings like: safe boot, boot mode etc. I ...
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How do I remove newest kernel?

20.04.2 on ThinkPad X1 C7: An update eaves me unable to complete the startup. I end up with initramfs command line, with "gave up waiting for root device" and "/dev/mapper/ubuntu-vg-...
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Ubuntu 21.04 bootloop on HP Probook 5320m - need to change efibookmgr entry

I recently fixed up an old hp probook 5320m. I tried debian, but the mouse didnt work. Now im on ubuntu, the left click doesnt work but at least i can tap on the touchpad. It is a single boot. There ...
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Can't Boot in Recovery Mode (Ubuntu 20.04)

Normal boot works (sort of) while in recovery mode hangs before the login. Recently I've had a problem with the xfce desktop not loading unless through recovery mode, following this: While in GRUB ...
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ubuntu boots into busybox

idk what to do ubuntu boots into busybox and can´t format sd card reboot/shutdown dose noting fsch is not found https://i.stack.imgur.com/Ixo58.jpg
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All but one drive left in boot menu after installing ubuntu

I tried installing Ubuntu three times with no luck. Everytime the installation would finish and I'd would restart the PC it would put me into a GRUB menu. This time around it just kept kicking me back ...
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Asus laptop stuck at ROG logo screen

I recently bought an Asus ROG strix G713Q and started to install Ubuntu a couple of days ago. I have made a Ubuntu 20.04 LTS live usb with Rufus and the installation went smoothly. The boot afterwards ...
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What causes btrfs to be loaded at boot-time?

On my machine, I noticed in dmesg, that it runs benchmarks during boot time: [53263.092443] raid6: avx2x4 gen() 31855 MB/s [53263.160430] raid6: avx2x4 xor() 9347 MB/s [53263.228450] raid6: ...
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grub command coming in startup

grub command line coming in Startup, when I start ubntu 20.4, dual boot with windows 10, I changed boot sequence to boot first ubuntu instate of windows than this problem is happened. is also checked ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 slow after login, normal after suspend

very very strange behaviour: I have always used Ubuntu 20.04 with all correct performances From 2021-05-11 after start up the system seems too slow A lot of pain to search solutions Upgrade to 20.10 ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS does not boot after HDMI connection

I have an ASUS VivoBook using a NVIDIA geforce graphics. I have had this problem several times, but always managed to fix it by rolling back software updates or using older kernels. Currently using ...
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Reuse Ubuntu Partition from internal HDD, which is connected to another PC as external HDD

I had internal HDD connected to my pc with dual boot on it (Windows 7 + Ubuntu). Then, I bough new SDD, installed Windows 10. Now, I have connected HDD with SATA to USB enclosure (Transcend StoreJet 2....
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it is possible to activate the tux text based logo in Ubuntu 21.04

the truth is that I get bored not having a logo during startup and yes, I don't mean Plymouth I mean the tux text based logo in addition to customizing the logo I already tried to activate it from ...
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Reserving a second boot partition for possible future windows

Ok, here is the issue: I have a freshly built desktop and want to install Ubuntu studio with live USB. So far no problem. I don't know if I will have to install windows in the future again, but just ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 won't start after lid closes and opens

I dual-booted my system with Ubuntu 20.04 and windows 10, I have my windows in disk C (SSD) and Ubuntu in separate hard disk space (HDD). Every time I close the lid of my laptop and open it, the ...
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ACPI BIOS Error (bug): Could not resolve […]. What is the meaning of this error? Details below

When I am turning off my laptop running Ubuntu 20.04, some error message pops up for 1 second on a black screen and then the system shuts down completely. The error message is given below: [1313....
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can't boot without nomodeset and with hdmi sound output on ubuntu 21.04

When I try to boot, the screen get glitchy and freeze. I can easily solve it by adding nomodeset in boot parameters. But with nomodeset I can't change the display resolution, and also the hdmi sound ...
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Can't recover login/password

Some background: I have an old laptop that a buddy installed Ubuntu on, but some years ago it froze while updating for hours, after hard resetting it wouldn't start up proper again. Now a few years ...
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Dual boot seperate drives, Windows boots instantly, why and is that a problem?

Some background: I have installed Ubuntu on one of my 3 drives. I got one SSD with Windows on it, and then a HDD which I use with the SSD. Now I have installed Ubuntu on the third drive successfully. ...
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Kernel update leads to “Loading initial ramdisk” on boot

To try out kernel development, I tried installing a new version of the kernel (specifically tried version 5.10.36). I followed the instructions on this website, namely Downloaded the tarball with the ...
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How do I set grub2 to boot last selected os on uefi system ubuntu 20.04

I just built a uefi system. I guess what I need to know does uefi have anything to do with this, and if it does is there a different way to set last OS. If it does not matter then I have a different ...
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Upgrade to 21.04 - Graphic login problem + Fail to start Service for snap application … livepattch

I am not an advance user of Ubuntu, using an old HP Envy Dv7 laptop. I am happy that finally I can upgrade my Ubuntu from 20.10 to 21.04 last night. The installation runs smoothly. Once my computer ...
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Installing Windows 10 from Ubuntu

I have been using Ubuntu for over 1 year but now I want to change it with Windows 10. I created a bootable USB but when I went into the boot menu my USB didn't show even though legacy boot is enabled ...
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Problem with emergency mode

Yesterday i was in a hurry and turned off my computer by the button. Today, when I went to turn it on, it went into emergency mode. You are in emergency mode. After logging in, type "journalctl -...
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20.04 “Error found when loading /home/user/.profile Failed to write reboot parameter file” after boot

every time I after boot into Ubuntu I get this Error message Error found when loading /home/user/.profile Failed to write reboot parameter file: permission denied Everything seems to work normally ...
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Does Ubuntu 20.04 still boot if I remove the whole /boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft directory?

I deleted the Windows partition on my Dell Notebook and installed there Kubuntu 20.04. The grub boot menu still shows "Windows Boot Manager". I want to remove this line by removing the ...
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Grub startup freezes

I'm a newbie to ubuntu so I'm not at all sure how to fix this problem. Google hasn't helped, as none of the solutions other people gave worked for me. When I boot up my laptop, an HP ENVY x360, I get ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 setting PREEMPT_RT - Loading initial ramdisk

I am trying to update the kernel of Ubuntu from 5.8.0-50-generic to 5.9.1-rt20 (because there was no patches for 5.8.*, not sure why), but the system freezes after Loading initial ramdisk. Same thing ...
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Failed to start opencas initialization service

I uninstalled a few basic things on my machine like gimp and wine and such. I was then prompted by Firefox that I needed to restart the application as it had been updated. I hit the restart button and ...
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Why is GRUB2 bypassing recovery menu?

How can I enable Ubuntu's recovery menu so that I can use the root shell prompt? I am entering Ubuntu's recovery mode and I keep reading about selecting "Drop to root shell prompt" or "...
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Can’t boot Ubuntu 8.04 installer (PowerPC) on G4 mini [closed]

I made sure the USB stick was plugged into USB0, booted to open firmware, and typed in “boot usb0/disk:2,\:tbxi” and it starts booting, however then it stops and tells me “can’t OPEN: cd:,\install\...
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How to debug boot problems

I'm having boot issues on a 20.04.2 server. I originally assumed that it was a problem with the most recent kernel update. But it seems to go further back then that, as I found out when I tried to ...
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boot stuck at /dev/sda clean XXX/XXX files, XXX/XXX blocks [20.04]

Been running 20.04 nicely for ~6 months. Laptop was sluggish today so did a reboot and now stuck at the titular screen. /dev/sda7: clean, nnnnn/nnnnn files, nnnn/nnnnnblocks Similar questions here ...
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black screen after grub-install --force

I have a dual boot pc. In my Ubuntu partition I was stuck in grub rescue mode. Following some answers on here I was able to grub-update and grub-install my ubuntu partition. My Ubuntu partition have ...
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My grub bootloader appears to be severely broken, how can I repair it?

Machine is currently running, I have not attempted to restart. After running sudo apt upgrade, I see in the output: Setting up grub-efi-amd64-bin (2.04-1ubuntu44) ... Setting up grub2-common (2.02-...

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