Questions tagged [boot]

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More Room for Ubuntu - How do I use GParted to Make Ubuntu Partition Bigger

I have been using Ubuntu for a few years now, but am now faced with running out of space for the Ubuntu partition on the newest desktop that I built. Both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS are on a ...
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Not sure if fstab or driver messed up my pc

total newbie here. My old XP box died last week; bought a used HP 6000 Pro with integrated VGA. Decided to go single boot Ubuntu, had a cd made for me. All was going well. Partitioned the disk as ...
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“unable to find candidate hard disks to install” installating recovery image dell XPES13 9360

I have tried to re-install ubuntu on a dell XPS 13 9360 which came with ubuntu-pre-installed 16.04. I hadn't use it for a while. When I turned it on it started downloading ubuntu but it displayed the ...
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I have a problem while installing the Virtual box in Ubuntu 18.04 with dual boot UEFI secure boot [duplicate]

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver is either not loaded or not set up correctly. Please try setting it up again by executing '/sbin/vboxconfig' as root. If ...
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How to set GRUB timeout to 0 on Ubuntu 18.04

I tried to update my grub config file to timeout to 0 value, so OS starts quickly. I modified /etc/default/grub configuration file on my Ubuntu 18.04 and then ran: sudo update-grub and it didn't ...
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Can only use 4.15.0-99-generic kernel after upgrading to 20.04

I'm having some problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04. I running Ubuntu 20.04 on a DELL Inspiron 13 (i13-5378) laptop. For some reason, I can only use the 4.15.0-99-generic kernel. The others won't ...
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Can't get into Grub on boot Ubuntu 20.04

I'm running Ubuntu on a DELL Inspiron 13 (i13-5378) laptop. Up to now, I can only use the 4.15.0-99-generic kernel. The others won't work. I'm currently having to restart the computer because when it ...
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ubuntu 18.04 boot no longer running cryptsetup

last friday (24jun20) everything was fine. i'm pretty sure i installed some system updates that day when asked by software updater, and i shut it down that night. beginning saturday, ubuntu (desktop ...
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How to remove unnecessary EFI entries from GRUB?

How I can get rid of these unwanted GRUB menu entries. My Ubuntu and Windows is getting loaded properly but these unnecessary entries I don't need it. Thanks in advance. This is how the grub.cfg(/boot/...
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Dual boot Windows 10/Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS upgrade to 20.04LTS - Kernel 5.4 is not booting up - freezes after loading ramdisk

I had successfully running Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS system for almost 2.5 years. Then heard about 20.04 LTS - seems to be smooth installed-i wanted to try it. I followed this link: How to ...
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Ubuntu boot freeze, seemingly related to previous usage on battery

My laptop sometimes freeze on boot, not reaching the login screen. The screen freezes on the Ubuntu logo. I googled a lot, most posts relates to a Nvidia driver issue, but my laptop does not have a ...
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ubuntu often freezes booting 20.04

when i boot up my laptop it often freezes during the boot up - to be precise: when the oem-logo (in my case Dell) is shown. The circle continues to make loops infinitely. Strangely, that doesn't ...
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How to give more space to Ubuntu in triple boot? [duplicate]

I have 3 Operating Systems on my machine - Windows, Kali and Ubuntu. I wish to increase the space given to Ubuntu from Windows. I'm not sure how to proceed in this case. Here are my partitions as ...
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Restoring bitlocker drive dd image

I did a whole disk backup with dd of a Windows drive protected with Bitlocker. I switched the drive to a bigger drive (256GB to 1TB) and now trying to restore with dd. So far, it looked fine since I ...
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Black screen after boot Ubuntu 20.04

I installed in a new computer Ubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows 10, which I installed first, both in UEFI mode. During the installation of Ubuntu from the live USB I had to run the setup in "secure ...
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System BootOrder not found. Initialising Defaults every boot then goes to Ubuntu

Please try and help me, what ever information you have. I have been stuck with this over a month. I have a HP Probook 640 G1 with UEFI without CSM and secure boot off. I have recently installed Ubuntu ...
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Error during live boot and even after installation

grub didn't load, but after changing BIOS settings it did load but this error did not go away. No error was found in iso check. Version: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Download: ubuntu website, Laptop: Acer e5-575,...
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I want to dual boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 20.04, but boot window doesn't shoe the boot able flash driven

I want to dual boot Ubuntu 20.04 with windows 7. I try to install the Ubuntu but it doesn't know the boot able flash. I try it with DVD but it also doesn't work. USB boot is enable. My lab tap is ...
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Have a PROBLEM wont boot saying waiting for encypted device [closed]

now its coming up busy box I may have deleted somthing trying to un flash my usb that i used to flash if that makes sense
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Ubuntu 19.10 errors=remount ro problem

I am using Ubuntu 19.10, updated from 19.04. Now I am facing some problems when starting my PC. It freezes, so I decided to go to recovery mode and in the fstab I found the followings: fstab I have ...
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hp probook 4540s no dual boot with linux

My problem is .. I have this laptop hp pro book 4540s with Win 8 after install Mint 15 and Ubuntu 13.10 I cant see the grub loader i mean when the machine start go directly to win 8 ?!! I did every ...
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Booting Gparted with GRUB [duplicate]

I'm trying to boot into Gparted with a USB stick I have, but when I turn the computer on, it brings me to the GRUB menu. I have a dual boot Ubuntu/Windows computer and am trying to shrink the Windows ...
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GParted Bringing to No Menu [closed]

I'm trying to use GParted, and I'm able to boot properly (resolved this issue). So I put in the USB stick and turn on the computer, and it brings me straight to the GParted program, but after ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on my flash drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a flash drive, using a live session from another flash drive (let's call the USB key I'm live running Ubuntu on, "USB1", and the USB key I want to install ...
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Live Ubuntu Medium so as to make an another Live USB Linux Medium?

I am currently on a live USB medium of UBUNTU. I am testing it, it is running from the USB, my RAM and what ever else is needed to run a live USB OS of Ubuntu. Now I have another USB-stick of which I ...
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Cloning hard disk partition to smaller SSD on laptop [duplicate]

On my linux laptop, I currently have a 250 gb hd that has a 100gb partition but only 50 gb of it is used. I would like to change to upgrade my system to a 64 gb SSD. I read about Clonezilla and ...
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How do I get Ubuntu 18.04 to boot when stuck on flickering screens at startup (works in recovery)?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed, dual boot with windows 10. Nvidia graphics card, have tried the recommended driver (non-free) the not recommended one (non-free), and the nouveau driver If I choose to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 unresponsive immediately after login

Everything was working fine until I decided to shutdown my laptop. On booting the system again, the login screen for Ubuntu comes up like usual. I type my password and hit ENTER. Then, the login ...
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20.04 - Soft lockup

Very new to Ubuntu (linux) so please forgive me if I need specific instructions... Trying to get Ubuntu 20.04 onto following device: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/91064/intel-...
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NOOB(ish) install problems with dual boot

I have been trying to install ubuntu on my workstation with no success. I have installed ubuntu and other distributions on multiple laptops throughout the years. So, I do not think I’m making a rookie ...
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Boot partition not detected in Bios

I tried to install a fresh Ubuntu (18.04.3) on my new ASUS UX301LA internal drive. Previously, there was Ubuntu installed, but on an old disk. After struggling with problems booting the live usb (...
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How to install default 20.04 bgrt plymouth?

I have installed ubuntu 20.04 from canonical iso. I install kubuntu-desktop from scratch after removing gnome-shell. Now I wanna revert back with the default Gnome DE. I have been successful pretty ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 hangs on booting with message “started user manager for uid 120” on Asus 1015PX

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 amd64 desktop on Asus Eeepc 1015px, but it hangs on booting. The last message is 'Started User Manager for UID 120'. I managed to boot up in recovery mode and finished the ...
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Is it possible to extend my “computer” partition?

I was trying to dual boot Ubuntu in my laptop, and as I have 2 drives (SSD - 128GB AND HDD - 1 TB) and as my ssd contained my windows, I wanted to get Ubuntu running in my HDD, so I tried making ...
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Swiched off power during suspend, now only booting into emergency mode

I have had problems with going into suspend sometimes (every 10th time or so), with the system never actually turning off (black screen forever, PSU running). Usually, then, I just manually turned it ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 stuck on gnome startup (on battery only)

I am facing a weird problem in gnome startup. Gnome startup gets stuck (before login screen) on battery BUT not when my laptop is connected to power. I am running ubuntu 18.04 on Thinkpad T495 (AMD ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 boot failure on Lenovo Flex-14API 81SS with AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

Title almost says it all. All is well when the laptop is plugged in but fails to boot when running on battery power. After selecting Ubuntu in the Grub menu the laptop never gets to the login screen ...
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“dev/sda1: clean, …” This message appears after I startup my laptop, then it won't continue booting

dev/sda1: clean, 552599/6111232 files, 7119295/24414464 blocks After I turn on my laptop this message appears. The system never boots, the message just stays there.
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Start tmux with multiple tabs detached under a user on boot

I have the following line in my /etc/rc.local file which starts up tmux under the user "myuser" on boot. But now I want to add in a new tab to this tmux instance. What do I need to modify in ...
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Ubuntu on a live usb

I want to try ubuntu for first time , I am a total noob and not used any Linux distros before what I want to ask is I want to create a bootable live usb with ubuntu but i am creating it on a usb 2.0 ...
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Machine only boots if I go through recovery mode

On a fresh install of 20.04, I cannot boot through the normal menu. If I go through Ubuntu (Advanced Options), I can select the latest kernel with recovery mode, and it boots into the recovery menu. ...
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How can I use a different partition?

I have a ubuntu system with a disk with different partitions (some I cannot use) in the end I have a 127 GB partition almost full (just 12GB free) that is /dev/sda5 and is mounted at the file system ...
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Edit grub or any other bootloader to boot into windows 10 + prime os(android) + ubuntu

I had dual booted windows 10 with prime os (android). Now i installed ubuntu and i am unable to boot into prime os! The partations were sda1 for windows, sda3 for prime os. But now when i boot into ...
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Installing Xubuntu on Asus Transformer T101HA-GR043T

I have an Asus Transformer T101HA-GR043T, a netbook withous USB ports. I want to erase the Windows version installed on it (I think is either Windows 8.1 or Windows 10) and install Xubuntu as main and ...
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Boot error "Platform does not support this image''

I have dual boot and when I choose Windows it starts without problems, but when I choose Ubuntu (19.10) it shows the following error messages: Platform does not support this image Failed to ...
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Problems with an external HDD

First of all, sorry for my english, but i really hope that someone could help me with my problem, here is it: I tried to install Arch Linux in my external HDD, alongside with Ubuntu 20.04. The thing ...
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Expand /boot on ZFS in virtual machine

So I set up a virtual machine with Ubuntu Mate 20.04 and because I wanted to try it out, I set it up to use ZFS. I use a disk size of 10GB and the installer decided to set up my bpool to have a ...
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I am not able to boot in ASUS X541UAK

I was trying to boot my laptop with ubuntu 20 ,While booting when i choose option for ubuntu installation then my screen black out and error =5 and relevadation error=5 is showing continuous form then ...
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i can't acces to my windows ssd drive throw grub 2.04

I have recently deleted windows from my hdd hard drive and reinstalled it in my new ssd, but after that I've got a probleme that i can't acces to windows( which is installed in the ssd drive) throw ...
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Windows 10 usb config wants file name [closed]

I am trying to change the boot configuration on my Dell to boot from USB but it (Dell Boot Configurator) wants a filename. What is the filename I need to give - Ubuntu? It takes a subdir also but ...

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