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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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Windows 7 installers hangs at Starting Windows step

I have problem with installing ubuntu and win7. It started from BIOS - UEFI. I have Lenovo IdeaPad320 who wasnt able to boot from usb flash Ubuntu. I changed to Legacy mode then and installed ubuntu ...
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Sony Vaio - Boot Error from USB Stick

I have Sony Vaio with Inte i3 Processor - 2.27 GHz processor and 3 GB RAM, 64 bit with Windows 7, operating system, trying to replace with Unbuntu Created USB with instructions as in below link ...
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Grub-error with installation on Surface Pro 3

i wanted to install Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit on my Microsoft Surface Pro 3. I tried to install it from my usb-stick created with UNetbootin. When i try to install ubuntu, it gives me during the ...
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How to format USB [duplicate]

I have the Windows.iso ready to flash with my USB. When I use WoeUSB, I get an error saying that the drive is FAT32 and that it exceeds the 4gb limit. I know I have to format it to NTFS and I have ...
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How do you properly install NVIDIA driver on Ubuntu 18.10

After I tried to install my GPU driver, my Ubuntu wouldn't boot. How do I install my driver correctly? Every time I try after I restart my system my Ubuntu won't boot. I'd like to know how to properly ...
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Doubts during Partition [duplicate]

I need to dual boot my pc with windows as main OS and Ubuntu as secondary OS. During the installation the Ubuntu installation wizard prompted me to create partitions on HDD of 500 GB. I created a ...
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Two SSD, one with Windows, one with Ubuntu. How to choose boot

Got a computer with Win10 on SSD#1. I installed Kubuntu 18.04 on a new SSD#2, following the steps of this post. But now, it boots directly on the Kubuntu SSD#2. For information, I can't boot on Win10 ...
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I can't boot Windows after re-installing it; dual boot set-up

Why is Windows 10 not booting? I had a dual boot with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 in different partitions. I reinstalled windows due to corruption, and repaired the GRUB menu via Ubuntu which was ...
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Ubuntu Installation gives error: rtl8821ae: Polling FW ready fail!

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS alongside windows on my PC. When I boot from the ubuntu usb stick and click the install ubuntu on the grub screen, the error: [ 48.100407] rtl8821ae: ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 will not boot after initial install

First time installing Ubuntu. Installed 18.04 LTS on MSI GF62VR 7RF laptop as a partition (the original OS installed on the laptop being Windows 10), but came across difficulties getting past the ...
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Ubuntu bootable drive- Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e ; MODSIGN: Couldn't get UEFI db list

I made a bootable drive with Etcher on my Mac. I followed the instructions to erase and properly partition the USB flash drive. It is MS-DOS FAT 32 with a GUID partition scheme. When I try to boot or ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 restart loop: computer turns on but won't boot up, possibly after software installation

I installed Ubuntu less than a month ago and since then have been playing around with things I can do so I may have broken something in the process. Recently I have restarted my computer (Matebook x ...
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Trying to replace Windows Vista with Ubuntu 14.04.05

I have created the USB drive from the Ubuntu download ISO using Pendrivelinux. When I try to boot from the USB I get the message that configuration file is not found and the boot stalls. What have I ...
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Can't boot into WIndows after an attempt to install Ubuntu 18.04

I've been reading previous posts on similar issues but nothing seems to be working for me. I tried installing Ubuntu in dual boot (I normally had Windows 10 Pro). I deactivated secure boot, created ...
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Interrupted Ubuntu installation and deleted(?) GRUB

I have made an attempt to install Ubuntu 18.10, overwriting existing Ubuntu 15.10. There is also Windows 7 on this PC. The installation taken very long (around 6h) and did not complete. During it the ...
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Boot loader not listing ubuntu with Windows 10

I am using an HP laptop preinstalled with Windows 10 Home. I wanted to install ubuntu as well. I have partioned and installed ubuntu. I followed the instructions in Grub menu not showing at boot after ...
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Login screen not coming up

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10 on Dell Vostro Intel Core i3 7th Gen 14-inch Laptop (4GB RAM). The laptop had come with 16.04, which is now on 18.10 after 2 upgrades(18.04 and 18.10). Recently Bleachbit was ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 not booting with Aorus RTX 2080

My pc boots ubuntu 18.04 perfectly when I use the integrated GPU. But when I try to boot it using the Aorus RTX 2080 it fails. Error: "/dev/sda2: clean, 177761/files, 2422498/31127296 blocks" and ...
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Error with software updater: “E:The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/clipgrab-team/ppa/ubuntu cosmic Release' does not have a Release file.” [duplicate]

E:The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/clipgrab-team/ppa/ubuntu cosmic Release' does not have a Release file.
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Partition # does not start on physical sector boundary

Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 204800 100M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32) /dev/sda2 206848 128753663 128546816 ...
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How to disable bluetooth on startup Ubuntu 18.10?

How to disable bluetooth automatic turn on in Ubuntu 18.10
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Ubuntu / GParted can find HDD, installs fine, but no HDD found after install/reboot

I'm not sure if this is an Ubuntu issue or a hardware one, but I'm trying to install 16.04 on an old Optiplex 990 with a new 4TB HDD. From USB, GParted can find the HDD, and the installer sets up ...
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After installing lubuntu on an extended windows 7 partition Samsung laptop doesn’t boot at all

I started the latest version from a usb stick. During installation I deleted the extended partition and created / /boot/efi and /home partitions on it. The installation proceeded normally. Message ‘...
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Failed to start File System Check on

A couple hours ago tried to start my Ubuntu laptop after a few months without using it and I found myself with this: I'm far from understanding what's exactly happening here. Does anyone know how to ...
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Cannot get system to boot upp with new cloned disks

Just tried to upgrade my disks from mechanical to SSD type drives on my ASUS M4A785-M motherboard (non-UEFI). Thought I had prepared thoroughly and it seemed that the process was not too difficult for ...
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Unmounted system Disc

I have unmounted my system disk by mistake. I am not sure if that was dev/sda10 or /dev/sda (if is it even possible to unmount whole system disk). Anyway I have only 1 physical disk on my PC. I had ...
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Issues after update 16.04 - 18.04 LTS

Apologies in advance for the long introduction but I figured it would be better to give as much background as possible. I recently tried upgrading my HP Z420 workstation from 16.04 to 18.04 LTS. While ...
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Get ubuntu on windows tablet pc

I want to install ubuntu on my windows tablet pc. I already prepared a boot usb, but I can't select the usb to boot in bios. (see image) Perhaps i could boot from usb in the built in UEFI Shell? ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.10 Splash Screen Customization

I can't change the splash screen in Ubuntu Server 18.10. I've installed plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo and modified /etc/default/grub with the following result: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden ...
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Ubuntu black screen of death, AMD RX560

Whenever I turn on my computer it goes into an endless black screen of death which stalls forever. This appears to be an issue with the graphics drivers or grub's parameters. Attempted: nomodeset (...
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initrd.img and vmlinuz how to install the one just 1 lower than the higer? Ubuntu 18.04

I have not updated my Ubuntu 18.04 Since long days. today i have run sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade after this i did sudo update-grub which gave below result. pratap@i7-6550U:~$ sudo ...
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Ubuntu kept freezing and can't boot after entering Win 10

I tried to install Ubuntu 18.10 alongside with Win 10 using a USB. I disabled the "fast start". I kept "secure boot" enabled. When I boot from USB, I first clicked "try Ubuntu". After the trial, I ...
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Can't boot 18.04 with ryzen 5 2500u and vega 8

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my HP Envy x360 15-cp0xxx with a Ryzen 5 2500u and vega 8 mobile graphics. I was able to boot and install by adding the nomodeset boot flag. I've updated to ...
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Copying files to a Linux bootable ISO

I know it sounds the simplest thing you can do but not really right now. Goal My goal is to be able to do file operations without causing problems for a bootable ISO, since the builtin ISO reader (...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 failed installation

I am quite a newby in linux. I tried to install it on my old laptop HP Pavillion Sleekbook 15 in which I had windows 8 upgraded to windows 10. I created a bootable usb using Rufus and then I installed ...
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ubuntu 18.04 crash after memory upgrade

I have ubuntu 18.04 installed on Toshiba Satellite C660-A205, by default it has 2 GB ram. So, I purchased additional 4 GB ram , to accommodate the high need of memory in 64 architectures. When I ...
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Dual Boot: Grub does not show windows anymore

I have a dual-boot computer and used to be able to boot both to Windows 7 and Ubuntu 18.04. Since recently the grub selection menu does not show windows anymore. Booting to Ubuntu still works fine. ...
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Why does bionic now freeze during LUKS boot?

Recently I installed 18.04 on a clean M.2 form-factor SSD, in my Dell latitude E7470 laptop, enabling full-disk encryption. For a week or two it worked fine, but since yesterday morning, I have not ...
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can't enter bios how can i solve? [duplicate]

I deleted my Ubuntu partition from my Windows 10 drive, but now when I power on the PC, Windows does not start. All I see is "error: unknown filesystem. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>_", so I ...
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Two drives and uefi partition on each drive. How to fix fstab so I can boot each separately?

The situation is like this : Two drives, each with a linux raid partion and an uefi partition with grub installed. The raid partitions are configured as RAID 1 with mdadm Only one drive boots (sda) ...
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Upgrade to 18.10 now I need recovery mode to boot

After upgrading from 18.04 to 18.10 everything went well and booted on first boot. On subsequent boots it will hang on the ubuntu splash (no movement of circles). If I hit escape and select recovery ...
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Laptop battery won't chage after dual boot to unbutu 16.04

About a month ago, I encountered an issue where after booting into Ubuntu instead of Windows, neither OS would charge my battery. Both operating systems indicated the battery was charging, but neither ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 Boots to black screen, after a few reboots goes into login

So this morning, when I went to boot my desktop I was met with a black screen running through what I assume to be the boot process. It would freeze at various points, however I noticed every time I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 trouble

I have two problems, first one: I cannot send files via Bluetooth to any other device, I can connect Bluetooth and the laptop receives audio and play the music from my other device. Second one: ...
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Downloaded Lubuntu onto USB. Every time I log off and then log back in, everything inside is reset

Today is my second day on Linux, so I'm very new. I just downloaded Lubuntu LXQt 0.13.0 onto my USB drive. I boot up Lubuntu and everything is fine (except for 1/3 of the time, where the boot-up ...
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Filesystem on Harddrive went Read-Only and cannot be remounted

i got a Ubuntu-Server 18.04 on which i am running some server applications like teamspeak, minecraft, issuetracker etc. Yesterday i configured the minecraft-server for autostarting it as a service. ...
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Kernel panic after upgrade to 18.04, boot-repair via usbflash failed

My boot directory seems to be full. I can't find a manual how to delete old kernels via usbflash. I don't know how to get to the hard drive boot folder when operating in usbflash. And I am afraid to ...
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Is It possible to separate / and /home partition on different hard drives? [duplicate]

The title says it all, I already have Ubuntu dual booted with windows 7 and I want to migrate the home partition to my USB 3.0 HDD. Is it possible to do so? I already Googled my problem but I cannot ...
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Error during boot. encrypted source does not exist

Does anyone know how to fix this, I have access to busybox after exit it says: /Scripts/local-top/cryptroot: line 218: not found. ALERT! encrypted source device uuid=longstring Does not exist, ...
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Problem about Extending root space with gparted (and bootloader)

I have both windows and ubuntu installed in my computer, and I wants to extend my ubuntu root space, but I have some complicated problems, here is the image: as you can see, my boot is installed with ...