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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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Ubuntu 18.04 quit booting. . *ERROR* DC failed to blank crtcl (screen photo)

Dec 11: new summary. Ubu18.04lts laptop won't boot. Tried again today viz:: EDITS FOR FLOW. Edit for more info. - today I started again and pressed SHIFT to get I to GRUB (grub2 iir) and got this ...
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Installing dual boot Ubuntu 18.04 on dell xps 15 9570 RAID or AHCI

I have recently bought this a new dell xps15 9570 computer. I have partitioned the windows such that there is a partition with ~650GB empty. I have followed the instructions here When I start the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 fails to boot on Dell Inspiron 15-3552

Having a blank screen after grub. Able to boot with nomodeset. journalctl -b-1 shows session before failed session. I think this is not backlight problem. I also tried to play sound on hotkey and it ...
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My linux partition/grub isn't bootable

I've tried installing ubuntu on my laptop like I've done in many other places but I can't get it to boot. The install goes ok, everything seems to do what it's supposed to do, but when the time comes ...
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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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Data recovery - micro SD “no medium found” after running in Pi 3

Earlier today I unplugged my Raspberry Pi 3 after running it for a few hours, then plugged it back in. After this, the Pi would turn on (steady red light) but would not boot (no flashing green light)....
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Laptop fails to boot, multiple kernels in GRUB

my laptop is failing to boot every time, so when I turn it off to go to the GRUB boot loader for help I'm seeing what looks like two images which are: 4.0.15-42 generic and recovery 4.0.15-20 generic ...
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Useing USB Ubuntu boot, can i configure packages in my Ubuntu installation?

After breaking up my Ubuntu packages, as explained here can't boot the system after fsck, libgtk problem, I managed to boot Ubuntu from USB and see my regular file structure. Are my attempts ...
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/dev/mapper/lv-root does not exist - after resizing

I have ubuntu 16.04 installed on VMware player. after following this guide: Increase partition size on which Ubuntu is installed? third answer, in short i did this steps: 1. go to vmplayer to ...
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failure in making bootable win 10 64 bit with woeusb

Please help me to fix this issue: Error: File "/media/woeusb_source_1544544327_15932/sources/install.wim" in source image has exceed the FAT32 Filesystem 4GiB Single File Size Limitation and cannot ...
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Booting from SSD on EP2C602-4L/D16

I've been running Ubuntu 18.04 and earlier on this motherboard with an HDD for a year and took an SSD from another working PC and tried to do a fresh install from a live USB. The install went fine but ...
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Unable to load Windows 10 directly after removing Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Yoga 720 laptop with Windows 10 installed. I was attempting to install Ubuntu 18.04 as a dual boot option. I was able to install Ubuntu, but encountered some difficulties in that ...
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how to create EFI partition from scratch [duplicate]

I have an internal SSD containing a single partition with Ubuntu on it. I am currently booting from this partition. However, to actually boot a second (HDD) drive is required which has an EFI ...
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HOW TO TURN THOSE ERROR LOGS (off)((((((((AT BOOT))))))))))) [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu. Everything was working fine for some days until errors started to show up at boot.""unable to enuerate usb. cant read device and all those shits. All of my devices are working ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 installation stuck and showing the following message:[1076.212038] sd 0:0:0:0 [sda] Synchronizing SCSI cache

I'm new to Ubuntu and I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7567 laptop that I'm attempting to install version 16.04 on. After the prompt to restart, my laptop is now stuck on a page with lots of code with the ...
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boot very slowly after upgrade ubuntu 18.04

from dmesg log, it seems that XFS loading takes much time. but I do not know where is the problem and how to fix it. [ 1.595606] usb 1-12: New USB device found, idVendor=03f0, idProduct=334a [ ...
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Boot hangs at “Started Hostname Service.” with no errors

I am using 18.04 LTS Server. I built my new server in a 1U case and had absolutely zero problems with the system until I put the top of the case on it. Unfortunately, there is an excess of wires ...
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Unable to boot ; Stuck at message “Started TLP system startup/shutdown” [on hold]

OS: KDE Neon 5.14 based on Ubuntu 18.04 Kernel version: 4.15.0-42-generic I tried booting from an older kernel version from the grub menu, still the system won't boot. It shows a long list of ...
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Unable to boot Linux on Sager 7851 (Clevo N850EP6)

I recently purchased a new laptop, a Sager 7851, specs: i7 8750H 8GB RAM NVidia GTX 1060 6gb 1TB Seagate barracuda I'm pretty much a noob with very little previous experience to Linux and I want to ...
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Errors on startup

So I've been having a problem lately with Ubuntu. I tried booting up Ubuntu like normal when all of the sudden, I get a system Error. I'm not able to send a screenshot of it as the message appeared ...
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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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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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What is the use of systemd-journal-flush.service?

It slows my system boot time. Can i disable it? What will happen if i disable it on boot? I am using Ubuntu version 18.04.
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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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Custom Ubuntu image is broken after Grub update (when using UEFI)

So I've been working on creating a custom Ubuntu 16.04.5 image. I follow the instructions here to chroot into the file system that gets put onto the computers and do apt update && apt full-...
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GRUB_DEFAULT = _ is not working properly

I did this setup due to Kernel upgrade bug: GRUB_DEFAULT = 4 in /etc/default/grub Than I executed sudo setup-grub However, it didn't work out. My desired version is 4.2.0-16-generic, because 4.2....
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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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Failed to connect to lvmetad - Stuck on boot

I upgraded my PC to Ubuntu 17.10, and now that I've restarted my PC I get this message: Failed to connect to lvmetad. Falling back to device scanning. /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg--root: clean, 500699/...
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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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How to fix warning failed to connect to lvmetad no such file or directory falling back to internal scanning [duplicate]

My Ubuntu laptop which was working fine until recently. My desktop disappeared and all desktop icons are gone. All I have access to is the terminal. In an attempt to fix the problem, I installed GNOME ...
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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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uefi boot 18.04 mini.iso from usb stick: Stick not recognized!

I prepare a stick with dd if=mini.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M; sync and try to uefi boot it. This works well with the debian stretch mini.iso, but not with bionic beaver mini.iso (md5sum ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 18.04.1 hangs at “Booting SMP configuration” on VMware

I found some related questions, e.g. Ubuntu 18.04 lts freezes while in boot, in wndows Virtual box. Solution?, but my case a is a big different: I am running VMware Workstation 14.1.3 on a server ...
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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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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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In a dual boot system, how does the BIOS choose which bootloader to run?

I have a dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu. When I switch on the machine, the BIOS does POST and after that the bootloader starts. I want to understand how the BIOS chooses which bootloader to run. I ...
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cryptsetup: cryptsetup failed, bad password or options?

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop running Windows 8.1 using Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.1.exe. When I finished the installation, I was asked to reboot. I did so but the passphrase wasn't ...
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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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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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cryptsetup: unknown fstype, bad password, etc. Bug? Ubuntu 14.04.2 [duplicate]

I can't log in to my system. At first I had gotten the following error: cryptsetup: unknown fstype, bad password or options? Ubuntu spammed this at boot. Now I can't run the Ubuntu OS installed ...
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lvmetad error when I turn the computer on or off [duplicate]

I am using Lubuntu 17.10 and every time I start the computer, after Lubuntu boots it shows this error: WARNING: Failed to connect to lvmetad. Falling back to device scanning. /dev/mapper/lubuntu--vg-...
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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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Second copy of Ubuntu doesn't appear in GRUB menu [duplicate]

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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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 ...