Questions tagged [boot]

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GRUB is invisible uppon boot

I installed Ubuntu 19.04 alongside Windows 10 on my laptop. I installed ubuntu by selecting the "install alongside windows" option. My problem is that when I boot grub is here but not visible. I can ...
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Dual Boot: Windows or Ubuntu Default

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS along side Windows 10 with a dual boot which works perfectly. But the grub menu defaults to Ubuntu. Since I'm new with Ubuntu I'd rather have it default to Windows. I've ...
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Purple/Pink lines on screen after login on Ubuntu Desktop 13.04

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 and I loaded up the live system. It loaded up fine but when I clicked on the Ubuntu logo purple and pink lines appeared on screen and they didn't go away so I thought that if ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 won't boot after installing nvidia driver

I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and have installed a new graphics card (NVidia Geforce GTX 1070). After installing the nvidia-430 driver, I am no longer able to boot. The desktop environment ...
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UBUNTU LIVE CD with .config and .mozilla inside the LIVE ISO

I'll TRY TO MAKE IT CLEARER: HOWEVER MY QUESTION WAS HOW TO INSERT IN AN EXISTING LIVE ISO THOSE TWO .FOLDERS AND NOT "How to customize the ""THE WHOLE"" Ubuntu Live CD?" HAVING TO INSTALL ALL THE ...
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Asus PCE-AC51 wireless network card boot up issue

I just bought an Asus PCE-AC51 wireless network card . I have a desktop computer with a Intel DQ35JO Motherboard, Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 CPU 2.33 Ghz. I am running Ubuntu linux 19.04 My problem is ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Installation Failure on HP CE 1000Tu Laptop

My new Laptop HP Pavilion 14 CE1000Tu came preloaded with Windows 10. I wanted Ubuntu and Windows so used the Windows disk management console to set around 80GB for Ubuntu. The problem is I am not ...
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APPEARENCE OF PURPLE SCREEN WITH NO UBUNTU LOGO FOR 1 MINUTE BEFORE APPEARENCE OF THE LOGIN SCREEN

I’ve recently upgraded Ubuntu from 16.10 to 18.04.02. The problem I’ve encountered is that when I boot Ubuntu, I temporarily get stuck on an all-purple screen with no Ubuntu logo for around 1 ...
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Ubuntu boot error: how to repair encrypted ssd from Ubuntu USB boot?

When I startup my Dell Xps 13 9350 on which the Ubuntu 18.04 is the only OS installed, after inserting the encryption/decryption password for the ssd, I get the following error. Error: failed to ...
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How to create a USB Ubuntu boot device from OSX for PC?

My Dell XPS 9350 is not booting Ubuntu anymore. It did not have dual boot but single boot only and the ssd is encrypted. I am trying to create an Ubuntu bootable usb stick from Mac Apple OSX but ...
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HELP! Install Ubuntu on late 2006 Macbook Without CD

I have been trying for 14+ hours to install ubuntu linux on my late 2006 macbook. My macbook has functional usb drives, but the optical drive is bad. I have tried all kinds of "how-to" guides ...
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Ubuntu black screen Separate SSD

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my desktop on a separate SSD from my Windows installation. So, basically, a fresh install but I am having some compiling issues: The video card, I believe, is ...
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MSI notebook shuts down when not charging

I own the MSI gs63vr and I have dual boot running (Windows 10 64Bit and Ubuntu 18.04 64Bit) and I have the problem, that when I unplug my power chord while using Ubuntu it will shut down. This does ...
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Why can't any Linux version boot Ryzen 7?

I am trying to boot Ubuntu on a Dell with a Ryzen 7. I can't get it to boot because of messages about kernel soft lockups and such. After a while the CPU heats up a lot (probably from a loop.) I can't ...
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How do I create a bootable USB on Ubuntu from Hiren's Boot CD ISO for Windows?

Trying to create a Hiren's BootCD on a USB. Not needing anything else such as a dual boot of Ubuntu and Haren or Window's and Haren. All the programs that I can find to complete this either end up ...
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Upgrading from ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 doesn't make up to Login Screen

I updated ubuntu 16.04 LTS because on 16.04 every time I start my computer, The folders and files gets locked. I used to solve them with "fsck /dev/sdaX" where X denotes the Partition number i.e. sda1 ...
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The only way 18.04 would download was as an ISO archive as opposed to an image. I am unable to commence the install from the archive [on hold]

I've used two different programs - Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.7.8, win32diskimager-1.0.0-install - to try and create a bootable USB but all they do is copy the discrete folders onto the drive and not ...
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Problem upon restarting Ubuntu: grub rescue

I am new to Ubuntu. I was restarting the system and got the following message: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/extcmd.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>' What do I do?
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Cannot boot system due to start job running for hold

I've installed ubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome and I picked lightdm and now once I restart, I get this error message when I press CTRL + ALT + F2: A start job is running for Hold until boot ...
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GRUB screen freezes after installing Ubuntu dual boot with Windows

I recently bought a HP Spectre x360 laptop with Windows 10 on it. I manually created a partition for it using Windows. I then installed Ubuntu 18.04.02 by choosing the 'Install Ubuntu alongside ...
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How to create platform key for secure boot?

I am using dual boot with Ubuntu & Windows 10. Since I try to upgrade to Kernel 5.x, I get boot problems (cannot boot 5.x: Couldn't get UEFI db list) The answer seems to be to enable secure ...
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Help me with making macOS USB on Ubuntu?

The macOS partition in my Mac is corrupted and now all I have is a Ubuntu. I'm trying to make a Mac OS USB disk from Linux and I'm stuck without much options. I read here that if download DMG files ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after booting into windows, acpi errors / exceptions

Not a repost, I've checked carefully similar questions and none of them describe what I'm actually experiencing. The problem: every time I boot into windows I'm no more able to boot into Ubuntu ...
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Can I install Ubuntu, and Boot into it without changing Booting method

Hi I have a 15ARR with ryzen 3 and Vega graphics. I am trying to install Linux, but I can't make it to boot from the USB. I tried with the Novo button, it shows me the screen that would allow me to ...
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cannot boot 5.x: Couldn't get UEFI db list

I have currently Ubuntu 18.04 with Kernel 4.20 I tried to upgrade to Kernel 5.14 and 5.16 but it hangs on boot. It shows the message Couldn't get UEFI db list which is then followed by a black ...
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How to browser a broken or endomaged hard disk drive?

I am trying to recover my files using Ubuntu livecd. At the boot, my console returns me: buffer I/O errror on dev sda5, logial block 57 async page read. when doing sudo fdisk -l, I get the ...
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Boot kind of freezing in 18.04, but not really

My Ubuntu won't start. While booting up, it comes up with a list of things its doing (which I do not normally see). Everything says "OK" next to it which makes me think everything is OK. However, ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 stuck on boot after install

So I just installed Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 on VirtualBox, and during the install reboot, it froze at: [ OK ] Reached target Cloud-init target I gave it 1GB of memory, 1 core of CPU, and 500GB of ...
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Problem when run script in boot

I created the following script: #!/bin/bash su administrador -c "/home/administrador/scripts/startup_tomcat_hsqldb.sh" I added in /etc/init.d . When I run the command: sudo update-rc.d start-...
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How do I run update-grub from a LiveCD?

Okay, so I did something stupid. I was trying to clean up my Grub entries, and accidentally removed all of my Linux kernels from Grub (they're still on the hard drive). So now, obviously, Grub doesn'...
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Dual boot broken after BIOS repair

I was dual-booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu on my laptop for some time. A while back, my laptop died and had to be sent in for repair. Turns out there was some bug in the BIOS so that it had to be ...
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What triggers the “A start job is running for Raise network interfaces” delay?

I've just read: Very slow boot time ubuntu - A start job is running for Raise network interfaces after encountering this issue myself. But - I have a different question. I never had a raise-timeout ...
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After installing Ubuntu 18 alongside Windows 10, all Windows GRUB options result in Windows starting recovery mode

thank you for your time. I have installed ubuntu on my hard drive while Windows lives on my SSD. After installing Ubuntu (which works flawlessly), using one of the (many) windows options in GRUB ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 instead of Ubuntu [on hold]

I am trying to install Windows 10 over Ubuntu and I cannot boot the Windows 10 DVD. My laptop is Acer Aspire V5-561G. I see the following error after I see the "press any key too boot DVD ...": ...
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Cannot boot my Windows after installing Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I can't boot my Windows. Windows boot option is not listed in GRUB boot list. Boot-repair gave me this info summary.
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System can't boot with full SSD in Ubuntu 18.04.2

I met the following issue a few weeks back. I noticed that my SSD was full so i wanted to delete some of my useless datas to free up space. For some reason after deleting the files i could not empty ...
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Fix Ubuntu not booting from grub2 minimal bash-like recovery mode

My Ubuntu 18.04 is not booting anymore. The HD is encrypted but it has only Ubuntu as OS boot i.e., it's not dual-boot. The error I get is something like Failed to connect to lvmetad. Falling back ...
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New SSD installing 16.10 : BootDevice Not Found

Just installed Ubuntu 16.10 on the new SSD (which worked, no problems during installation). I recieve the following error: BootDevice Not Found Please install an operating system on your hard disk. ...
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Can't get rid of «Default Boot Device Missing» message on boot

I recently bought an Acer Swift 3 ultrabook pre-loaded with Windows 10, which I wiped out to install Ubuntu 16.04.1 in single-boot. In my case installs are generally a breeze, but not this time. Long ...
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Kernel tainted and attempted to kill init ubuntu 16.04.06

This is the image of what loads on my screen when I try I try to boot up ubuntu. I don't know how to fix this error. The Kernel is tainted, and I'm not able to fix anything at the moment because ...
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Live USB for installation does not boot, black error screen followed by visual artifacts on a purple screen

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Desktop with Rufus on a computer with the following specs: (CPU) AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (MOBO) ASUS Prime B450M-A/CSM (RAM) G-Skill Ripjaws DDR4 F4-2400C15D-...
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Cannot boot from USB or hard drive - now solved [duplicate]

Another complete rewrite because - as of a few minutes ago my machine is now fixed. :). Once I could boot using liveUSB it was fairly straightforward. I used gparted to look for vfat partition - it ...
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MacBook 2.1 late 2006 issues with installation of Ubuntu 18.04

I rescued an old MacBook 2.1 late 2006 13" from my job. After a deep search of couple days I found this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIsF96jx87A&t=539s who help me to install ubuntu 16....
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Error message 0xc00000001 while booting Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04, as I switch on my computer I only receive one message which is: Windows Boot Manager, Windows failed to update: status 0xc00000001 What should I do?
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Ubuntu (on internal hard drive) won't boot without external hard drive (with ubuntu also installed) connected to it

Yesterday I went about installing Ubuntu 18.04 onto an external HDD, from within Ubuntu 18.04 on the computer's internal SSD. (Ironically, I did it so I could boot from the HDD in case something went ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 hangs on boot

My Dell laptop has Ubuntu/Mint installed on it. I have reinstalled from the USB (version 19.04) and within a day, it won't boot properly in Ubuntu. I've tried the advanced recovery options, but it ...
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How can I tell if my system was booted as EFI/UEFI or BIOS?

How do I determine whether a particular running Ubuntu system was booted using EFI/UEFI, or BIOS?
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Installation of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Error AMD Graphics Card

I want to install Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS on my HP Pavilion 15-AW009AX (256 GB SSD, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 M440 and an AMD 9600P Processor). I followed the installation guidelines to install Ubuntu via ...
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No video output booting from Ubuntu 18.04 with dedicated GPU

I have a computer running Ubuntu 18.04 and when it is turned on, all the lights and fans turn on but there is no video output from the graphics card. The specs are as follows: AMD Ryzen 2600 MSI Pro ...
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Install ubuntu from a hdd partition, no external USB at hand

Is there any way to install Ubuntu from within Windows 10? I've tried to use unetbootin but when I boot from my boot manager I get a grub console (I guess that's what it is) or when I go into ...