Questions tagged [boot]

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issue in autoinstall Ubuntu server 22.04 using raid1 on m2

I tried to install Ubuntu server 22.04 (even with the latest daily version 24.04) using the autoinstall process, to get a bootable raid 1 configuration, using two 2TB m2 disks. The process keeps ...
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Ubuntu server not showing free space tab

I tried to install Ubuntu Server on my laptop to dual boot with Windows 11. Everything went great until the part of storage configuration. I can see the local drive with the Windows partitions, but I ...
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Unable to Access BIOS or Boot Manager via HDMI Output on Laptop Running Ubuntu

I recently broke the screen on my laptop and have been using a secondary monitor connected via HDMI. However, I've encountered an issue where I'm unable to access the BIOS or boot manager on the ...
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How to fix my kali linux machine that won't show the Windows dual boot [closed]

When I installed kali linux and created dual boot for windows and linux, my windows partition isn't showing on the grub bootloader. The options are just Run kali linux and Advanced options. I've tried ...
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Black login/logout screen on Kubuntu 22.04

Operating System: Kubuntu 22.04   KDE Plasma Version: 5.24.7   KDE Frameworks Version: 5.92.0   Qt Version: 5.15.3   Kernel Version: 6.5.0-27-generic (64-bit)   Graphics Platform: X11   Processors: 16 ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 stuck in emergency mode

I force reboot my laptop after a fail in the installation of a printer. I remember before rebooting that I used stacer to clean the cache, logs, and removed some snapd packages using it also. Now my ...
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Problem with system

I have a Raspberry Pi 5 with Ubuntu server 23.10 on it. After starting raspberry and waiting a while, I get this message: [2691.397776] I/0 error. dev mmcblk0. sector 3780496 op 0x1: (WRITE) flags ...
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Grub screen when trying to boot Ubuntu

I had this problem in the past. This is the third time I reinstall Ubuntu on my laptop. Everything works fine but then suddenly(it could be after 1 month or 6 months) my laptop starts freezing and ...
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Failure reading sector 0x1036800 from hd0

error:Failure reading sector 0x1036800 from hd0 I turned on the laptop and that message has shown on display ....
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GRUB doesn't load to menu

I have installed Ubuntu 22.04 next to Windows 11. After I extended my main disk I cant seem to load in GRUB2 Menu (Before i was able to) I found a disk (hd0,gpt1) which has grub.cfg. I have tried ...
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I have two monitors connected to my computer, the computer only boots if one of them is disconnected. how can I fix it?

I have two monitors. The main monitor that I want it to boot to is AOC and the side monitor is Samsung. When I turn on my computer I get a black screen on both monitors. I can get around this by ...
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Dual Boot Linux/OSX with Shared Partition

How do I create a shared partition on a dual-boot OSX/Linux such that both have read/write access to that partition? It's a MacBook 2015 running OSX 12.7.3. [edit] I would use the most recent version ...
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How to fix error "Failed to start: Load/Save Screen Backlight Brightness of backlight:acpi_video0"

I'm a beginner Ubuntu user, using version 20.04. Ubuntu randomly black-screened on me today when I wasn't doing much, I just had Firefox and Discord open. I held the power button on my laptop down to ...
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Can't access Ubuntu or windows only by entering the right BIOS password

I have installed Ubuntu last version on a external hard drive last night , I did my first steps for about 2 hours . Today I tried to re-open again but the computer asked me to give the BIOS password ...
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kvm_amd: SVM disabled (by bios) error on boot

I installed Ubuntu on my windows laptop a couple of months ago, just today it decided it wasn't going to boot up, I get like 3 errors and the boot process freezes, /dev/sda5: recovering journal /dev/...
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How to change the boot order for 2 ubuntu systems sharing same Grub?

The efibootmgr is not showing 2 ubuntu system but the Grub GNU does show 2 ubuntu systems, how can I change the boot order to bring the second ubuntu higher on the order as it my primary system?
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Boot error: "shim_lock protocol not found" and "you need to load the kernel first"

I have an Asus laptop, model X555LI, with Ubuntu 23.10 on it. This is a secondary PC and I rarely use it, however, last week I used it and everything worked normally. I turned it off as always and now,...
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Ubuntu server not wanting to load after first prompt (first setup)

loads up and opens to the selection menu I click on try Ubuntu or install then it just shows an underscore blinking and nothing happens. this is on an older laptop but this seems to be off.
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ntfs partition got stuck in hibernation (I believe) and I need to recover it or fix it somehow

TL;DR: The drive is hibernated? I cannot delete the hiberfil-file on the drive, as it is read only. Ok, I'm not the most tech-savvy guy. So I'm trying my best to explain what I believe happened: I had ...
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I'd like to know how to debug my Ubuntu boot sequence since some of my later GRUB boot options will not boot, they just hang, "for ever"

Some ubuntu linux kernels don't boot while others do. Would like to find out why and hence get information on how to debug, if possible. When I boot my Ubuntu some GRUB entries will not boot, e.g.: &...
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Install Ubuntu onto Surface Pro 3 microsd without dual boot

I have a surface pro 3 and I would like to install ubuntu (22.04) onto a microsd card in the easiest most risk free way possible. I don't need dual booting. I would prefer to manually select the boot ...
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Anyone know how to fix this?

I recently got an old Dell Optiplex 3040 Slim and tried installing Ubuntu using a USB. It was fully installed, and after it was done it asked for me to reboot the computer and the installation will be ...
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Emergency mode journalctl shows fail mount

I have a pc with 3 disks: - HDD1: /dev/sdb2 <-> mnt/disk1 - HDD2: /dev/sda2 <-> mnt/disk2 - SSD2: /dev/nvme0n1p2 <-> mnt/ssd2 The ssd is the one containing the homes. On boot I get ...
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I want install ubuntu studio on to usb drive I use dell g15 5525

I want to install ubuntu studio to usb card and boot it through my dell laptop G15 5525 windows 11. I want to know what precautions I need to take is there any options to be disabled. please help me. ...
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Libisofs build error when using xorriso

Currently, I am trying to build Ubuntu 24.04 with xorriso, but failed with following error output. The Ubuntu I used is a daily build version: https://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/noble-...
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Troubleshooting Various System Errors: MTRR Inconsistency, ACPI BIOS Errors, PCI Errors, and More

I'm encountering multiple errors and warnings in my system logs and need assistance troubleshooting them. Here's a summary of the issues: 1. MTRR Inconsistency 2. ACPI BIOS Errors 3. PCI Errors 4. PS/...
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A unique problem -- Intensely long startup times kubuntu 22.04

I am not planning on quitting Kubuntu anytime soon, been using it for about 8 years as a daily driver. But I do take issue with my startup times on my desktop. See, I have a few other computers with ...
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Automatically shutdown after installing ubuntu on redmi book 15 pro

I have installed ubuntu 20 on on my Redmi book 15pro, but I dont know why its getting automatically shutdown everytime. Please help me.
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Many issues in Ubuntu but it's working well as the computer's ram is only 2gb(1.89gb usable) [closed]

The 15-year-old PC I use can run Ubuntu, but it only has 2GB of RAM. I had some problems when I attempted to live boot Ubuntu from a USB. Watch this video first, please carefully, after which I will ...
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Prevent UEFI boot order from being changed

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on a Dell XPS 15 9530 laptop. The machine is equipped with two SSDs, one with Windows (Bitlocker active, if that matters) and one with Ubuntu. Either OS installation was ...
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Gave up waiting for root file system

I have Ubuntu server on my old pc, it has 128gb ssd and 500gb hdd; I installed Ubuntu Server on the ssd. I installed everything and, next, I installed cloud docker. When I clicked reboot I got this ...
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"You are in emergency mode"

I have Ubuntu 22.04 LTS 64bit. It stopped booting normally al of a sudden. First I tried to boot from the GRUB menu, using Linux 6.5.0-26-generic (recovery mode), but I got this error: Kernel panic - ...
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Ubuntu won't boot on high CPU freqs

I've recently built my new PC. I was trying to install Ubntu 23.10 but installer was always producing random errors on the middle of instalation. After investigation, I managed to install Ubuntu but I ...
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Find source code of ubuntu?

as ubuntu is open source type os so i wonder where i can find all the codes of ubuntu os specific of the install code which run while installation of ubuntu os. And very helpful if you also tell about ...
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Screen blinking after boot and before login

Unlike the screen flicker that suggested to be solved with sudo kernelstub -a "i915.enable_psr=0" or sudo nano /etc/default/grub GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="i915.enable_psr=1" ...
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Ubuntu is not booting in the HP laptop with i5 6th gen

I am getting the below error while booting. Sometimes system is logging in, but sometimes it is stuck in the same error and not booting. Installed Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS. Please help. dual booted with ...
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"No root file system is defined" but with additional error of EPI

"No root file system is defined" shows up when Ubuntu installation. Other solutions were to select an option other than EPI but that show another error
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Fuse causes boot to hang

ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Ubuntu 22.04.4. Yesterday it started hanging on bootup. The very first bootup screen with the Lenovo logo and the TCO bubble. Would not respond to Enter (screen says it should) ...
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The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining. Safe way to remove old kernels?

I have the same problem as this question, that is I get the warning: The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining on my Linux machine, version: Description: Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS Release: ...
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Failed to start nmbd.service

My PC is stuck at boot with this error Failed to start nmbd.service Output of systemctl status nmbd.service: Loaded:loaded(/lib/systemd/system/nmbd.service;disabled ;preset:enabled Active:inactive ...
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Ubuntu grub os-prober not finding Bazzite install

I've been dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows for quite awhile now and everything has worked perfectly fine. I have Ubuntu and Windows installed on two separate drives. Recently, I added in another drive ...
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How can I clone a complex, dual boot disk? 22.04

My new SSD is defective. Surprising, but I've been all over it and that's my conclusion. Sometimes dd'ing to /dev/null errs out, sometimes it passes. I've arranged for a factory replacement. Meanwhile ...
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Boot manager can’t select OS

I tried installing Ubuntu yesterday with the latest version on the same HDD with Windows 10 using UNetbootin and made it the default bootloader, but whenever I boot the computer I get to the boot ...
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Ubuntu is unable to boot due to ACPI BIOS Error

I get these errors every time I try to boot into Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. It stops booting and gets stuck at this screen. I also ran Boot-Repair using a live USB and this was the output: ====================...
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kubuntu 22.04 dist-upgrade failed

I saw the "security upgrades" available. Attempted upgrade using sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get -u dist-upgrade It went through the usual routine, except it seemed a far ...
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Busybox: is my hard drive dead?

All of a sudden, my Dell Lattitude 7410 with Ubuntu 23 does not boot anymore, instead I get the error ALERT! UUID-022fd460-e4c3-4552-806d-9be2f3337409 does not exist. Dropping to a shell! I then get ...
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Can’t installed Ubuntu

I have downloaded ISO on USB and installed with then Ubuntu on my laptop. It used 500GB but after I have lost 500GB and can’t find Ubuntu. Now I have only win10 on my Laptop. The ich test Boot ...
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Why My WSL virtual disk ext4.vhdx comes into 0 KB? [closed]

My windows crashed. So I want to access my WSL2/Ubuntu 22.04 virtual disk to backup some .rc config files in it. But I found the ext4.vhdx of it is 0kb. Try to mount I tried some commands to mount it ...
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Video not working

It appears that the video driver for my Ubuntu has a problem. When I try to boot up Ubuntu, I get no video after the standard checks. What's supposed to be the login screen is blank, and I get an ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 boots into console instead of GUI

I have a Ubuntu 22.04.04 when booting he loads the console instead of the GUI I tried to run sudo apt update sudo apt --fix-broken install and sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target i didnt get ...
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