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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 18.04.1 Boot hang after working perfect

I did a clean install of ubuntu 18.04.1 after that updated to last version. Installed some software and all was running perfectly. after 5 day's I wanted to sign in (system was never out) but could ...
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Manual fsck through initramfs - How do I run it automatically?

One of the systems I have Ubuntu installed on may sometimes hang, forcing me to restart it with SysRq REISUB, or with the reset button. I'm sure there's an underlying problem, but I'll ignore that for ...
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Always same problem with new GPUs

Guys I am having same problem all the time year after year after year. When new GPU is out and I am trying to install Ubuntu on new PC I never can't get it to boot in to GUI. It's always same thing, ...
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Trying to install Lubuntu 18.10 - Boots into live mode after I install every time? [closed]

I downloaded Lubuntu 18.10 and it ran fine and booted into the live mode just like it should have. I went to install the actual system and every single time I install it, it'll ask me to remove my USB ...
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Cannot boot in Ubuntu 16.04

I am in trouble from a lot of days. My laptop is hp omen with gtx 1060. I was just wandering to use my intel gpu instead of nvidia to save power. So I installed bumbelbee and change some settings to ...
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Installing Ubuntu 18.04 on NVMe SSD and using SATA SSD for storage

I'm building a deep learning desktop and will be using Ubuntu 18.04. I currently have a Crucial MX500 2TB SATA SSD. I may get a Samsung 970 NVMe SSD to install the system on for faster loading (if ...
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Cannot reboot Ubuntu 14.04.5 after /etc/default/grub file updated

I have a Ubuntu 14.04.5 Ubuntu machine. I had intel_iommu=on iommu=pt in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX variable in /etc/default/grub. I removed it and rebooted the system. The system does not reboot. It gives ...
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Grub looking for an encrypted root UUID before the container decryption

I was cleaning Ubuntu 18.10 with bleachbit when my PC froze. When rebooting, I was stucked after Grub at BusyBox (initramfs). When exiting BusyBox, I get the message: ALERT! UUID=f6fc1852-25c6-47a6-...
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UBUNTU 18.04 INSTALLATION SPLIT SCREEN

So I lost a HP yesterday to an attempted Ubuntu installation. I'm still struggling to figure that out. So I got my hands on a Lenovo ideapad 330. 8 GB ram, Ryzen 3 chil, 1TB SSD windows 10 installed. ...
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Cannot boot from USB Drive that has Full Ubuntu 18.04

I've been trying to install/boot from a 32GB USB Drive for the past 6 hours. My issue is that after the installation from another 16GB USB Drive, my system cannot read from it in windows boot manager....
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install Ubuntu 18.04 Error after booting from USB

I do make usb bootable from ubuntu 18.04 desktop iso file . after restart and boot from usb the ubuntus red screen comes up and i see below error. whats the matter?
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Why does Xubuntu boot splash image take longer to appear than before?

Since upgrading from Xubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 on a Lenovo S21e notebook, the screen stays black (after GRUB) for quite a while, until the first boot splash screen is shown. (Always makes me a bit ...
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Apps crashing on my Desktop

Any time I open VS Code or Slack on my Ubuntu Desktop I get kicked to the login screen. When I log in it is as if I rebooted, nothing is open. They work on my laptop installation however I cant get to ...
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Booting into two different GNOME configurations randomly. How to investigate?

Short description: I have an Ubuntu 18.04 installation and everything looks normal during boot up to and including the login screen. When I login my GNOME setup could be either: The configuration I ...
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Can't load ubuntu appear grub promt command line

I can see only grub promt after starting my laptop. I must start and restart laptop several times, I tried everything, but when I select to boot from my main disk, then it's restart immediately and ...
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Snowy white screen after Ubuntu 18.04 installation [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 yesterday. Before this, I had dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. I wiped out both previous OS's and did a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04. When I was in the middle of ...
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Slow Boot Time UBUNTU 18.04

Ever since I increased disk space on UBUNTU 18.04, the booting time has increased manifolds.I created new swap partition. As pointed out by other answers for similar question, I have Updated the UUID ...
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Error on boot: “failed to connect to lvmetad” after 18.04 install [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu 16.04 for a couple of years now, and recently did an upgrade to 18.04. This was not a fresh installation, but rather an upgrade as per instructions, from 16.04 to 18.04. ...
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Upgrade crash during power failure [duplicate]

I was upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 when power went out. I can boot into recovery mode, when I try to complete all file recovery it will not complete because of too many errors . I am at a total ...
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Neee heeelp, cant boot ubuntu

i installed Ubuntu and it boot at the first time, then, trying to solve a problem with a wifi adapter driver (because dont recognize de wifi adapter), my boot got crushed, so i tried reinstalling ...
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Failing to install Ubuntu on an old Mac

I tried installing Ubuntu on an iMac G5. It seems to have the necessary requirements, and it's about 10 years old. Certainly useless to me as a Mac OS as completely unsupported at this point. So, ...
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Ubuntu Operating System Error on Windows

I recently replaced the graphics card in my computer, switched the case, and applied new thermal paste; that is everything that I did. Strangely enough, when I booted my computer back up, at the BIOS ...
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My Ubuntu 18.10 freezes on Boot But my PC is Ok

Today i encountered a problem with my ubuntu 18.10 machine that has proved difficult, at least for me, to tackle so i am asking for help. Today in the morning i used my pc just fine, but when i came ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 failed installation

I just tried switching from windows 10 to linux and had decided to go with Ubuntu. I went through the installation steps on ubuntus website (using Rufus and such to format the usb) and completed the ...
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Please Help - “/dev/sda1 is mounted.” E2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting." Thanks

https://serving.photos.photobox.com/18156716f350a12bd31b61ca638825e809e811d642dc091097fdb48b9f5fac5062a5c74a.jpg Here is the picture of my problem. I cannot boot my laptop and cannot log on to the ...
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Ubuntu grub loader

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and I try Ubuntu 18.04 via USB drive. After installation of Ubuntu 18.04 in USB drive, now each time I start computer there is grub command line, and I am not sure what ...
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--PLEASE HELP BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH — Tried so many things [duplicate]

I went on Advanced opttions for ubuntu> recovery mode> fsck> it says "/dev/sda1 is mounted. e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting." Can anybody show me greater detail ???? It would be such a great help. ...
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18.04 not booting into Gnome GUI

For some reason my clean installed 18.04.01 will not boot to home screen. I get a huge list (looking like responses from a terminal) finishing in: [ OK ] Started GNOME Display Manager. I left ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 slow boot - Delay before loading GRUB

A week or two ago, My ubuntu laptop (ASUS X556U) has started to experience a 10-30 second delay before reaching the first purple screen (GRUB loaded). I think this is happening since a package update ...
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Have Ubuntu 18.04LTS installed, windows boot can't detect hard disk (possible GRUB issue)

I have Ubuntu18.04LTS installed on my laptop. Now I want to install Windows 10 (via bootable usb) but it asks for hard disk driver in the part where hard disk needs to be partitioned. I think it may ...
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GRUB not getting updated in virtual box

I have installed 2 custom versions of linux kernel in my ubuntu 16.10 virtualbox . I followed below link for the same. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/GitKernelBuild Before reboot, I did sudo ...
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I cannot boot to the desktop because I filled the file system. How do I reclaim some space?

My memory is completely full when I tried following the data recovery and copied the wrong file using command line tool Test Disk. As it was taking so long to copy, I turned it off and I realized I ...
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Can't reinstall Ubuntu - goes straight to grub menu

I just recently installed Ubuntu in a dual boot setup with Windows. I decided I didn't want to have Windows on there anymore, and I want to make some changes to the ubuntu install, so I tried to ...
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Video/Graphic driver is broke

I am running ubuntu 18.10 on a Acer Aspire One, D255E. It has been working fine, but now every time I try to boot up it goes to a black screen and nothing else. Recovery mode doesn't work either. I've ...
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How can I fix rEFInd after I removed cryptsetup-initramfs?

I saw an error in my update output that suggested I remove the package cryptsetup-initramfs. I did so, and the next time I rebooted my rEFInd boot screen just stuck on a white, blank screen. I got ...
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Install latest kernel after /boot cleanup

I inherited a server with Ubuntu 16.04 and a crazy uptime and /boot in a small separated partition with no space left. My installed kernels were: ii linux-image-4.4.0-116-generic 4.4.0-116.140 ...
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I ran out of space on /boot - but have two /boot; How can I merge the empty one with the full one to have more space?

I ran out of space on /boot - but have two /boot; How can I merge the empty one with the full one to have more space? And then how do I properly run grub and reboot to boot from the newly combined ...
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Slow boot in Ubuntu 18.10

I run dual boot. I am facing a slow boot in Ubuntu 18.10. I tried some tricks by searching, but nothing happened. sudo systemd-analyze time gives following output: Startup finished in 2.949s (...
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Booting Ubuntu 18.04.1 with UEFI

I am booting 'Ubuntu 18.04.1' on one of platform. I installed it on SD card , Card has grub , grub.cfg , root-fs etc. If I let it boot, without interrupting the bootflow then when starting rootfs, I ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.10 - No video mode activated

When booting, Ubuntu Server 18.10 shows a "Error: no video mode activated" text message and then shows the animated Ubuntu logo. ¿How can i get rid of that error message? My /etc/default/grub ...
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Virtualbox stuck on purple loading screen

I have a Windows 10 machine with an AMD processor, and a GTX 1060. This is the sequence of steps I perform on a fresh install of virtualbox: Make a new virtual machine with 2048MB of ram for Linux ...
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can't boot to ubuntu and usb

i installed ubuntu like 3 days ago and today i got something pop up and ask me to install update when i trying to restart after restart i noticed i can't download any file, reecord a screen capture ...
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Issue with unknown file system. Can't start my laptop [duplicate]

My laptop is not starting.i have tried all rescue method but every time it is showing file unknown system
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How to report a hardware-specific issue with Ubuntu stability

I had been fighting with boot stability for my Ryzen 2400G desktop, initially because of buggy BIOS from ASRock, but then afterwards because of what I consider a subtle issue. After installing 18.04 ...
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Boot Ubuntu Dekstop (18.10) automatically into text mode only when no monitors are connected/off?

I have a machine at home that I SSH into when I am not at home to do my work. I have configured Wake-on-Lan so I can fire it up if it's not already on. However, I need to leave the monitor on (in ...
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Error for no default plymouth

I have been messing around with Plymouth themes and have managed to bungle them. After some deleting and reinstalling, if I run the terminal line sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth ...
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How to include second partition in GRUB

I have a single hard drive with two partitions, which currently looks like this: To keep it short and (hopefully) clear, here's what happened: Way back I created two partitions as shown, and ...
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Issues with booting ubuntu with hybrid display bios setting (integrated intel + discrete nvidia)

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS, and noticed that the only way I can even boot the OS is by changing my display setting in my BIOS - using the 'Discrete' instead of hybrid setting. Because my ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu 16 LTS behaving erratically

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS fresh on my Lenovo V130 laptop, and it has been giving me a lot of trouble. Had to fix the right click functionality, install a lot of packages, and what not! It takes a ...
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Custom install onto UEFI-only machine

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 via USB onto a Dell 7060, which only allows EFI boot when booting from HD. I am passing -isohybrid-mbr to xorriso CLARIFYING EDIT: and installing from legacy-mode, ...