Questions tagged [boot]

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Ubuntu 16.04 - How to disable Nvidia driver from GRUB?

I am having an interesting issue. I upgraded my graphics cards and now the NVidia driver does not recognize it. As a result, when I attempt to boot into Ubuntu, I get spammed with an error stating ...
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Only 4 out of 6gb RAM available after installing ubuntu on new ssd (dual boot with windows 10 in separate SSDs)

I just got a new SSD and installed Ubuntu there. I already had windows 10 installed on a different SSD. I mostly followed the information in Dual Boot Windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu on Separate SSD. ...
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Messages while booting 14.04

When booting Ubuntu 14.04 after the purple screen it goes to a black screen with these messages: [ 12.207377] snd_hda_codec: module has bad taint, not creating trace events [ 12.200502] ...
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My SSD has unexpected inconsistencies showing up after some time of usage

I have Ubuntu installed on my Kingston SSD. 4.15.0-55-generic #60-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 2 18:22:20 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The system itself is quite smooth, but I have a major data ...
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Boot option missing in Windows Boot Manager after installing live Ubuntu on hard disk with UNetbootin

I am a complete newbie to Ubuntu so I am not sure what the correct terminology for this is. Anyway, here's what I did: Downloaded ubuntu-18.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso and unetbootin-windows-661.exe ...
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What is causing blacked-out windows on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS on a refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad T60 with Memory 2.9 GiB Processor Intel® Core™2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz × 2 Graphics ATI RV515 GNOME 3.28.2 OS type 64-bit Disk ...
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Recovery mode not working

When I boot my computer none of the dispay options pull up and I can't even open a terminal using Ctl+Alt+T. When I try to boot it in recovery mode it the same thing happens. I don't get the normal ...
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Installed Ubuntu using the dual boot, but can't boot Windows. How to recover Windows?

My files seem fine, but I have no idea what happened to Windows OS. Here is my pastebin information on the boot. I tried reinstalling grub, and going through diskpart, didn't seem to work. How do I ...
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fix error: no such partition. grub rescue WITHOUT cd drive

I'm trying to completely remove UBuntu from my Asus Eee PC 1015PEM because I'm giving it to a relative. I thought it would be as simple as deleting the partition it was stored on using Windows Disk ...
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unable to boot to partition: “unable to mount root fs on unknown_block(0,0)”

What happened: unable to boot up my intel NUC with ubuntu 18.04 installed. This happened after I deleted the swap entry in /etc/fstab and rebooted.(might be other reasons) Details: error message is ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 stuck on “Started bpfilter” while booting

Today I have updated from my Ubuntu 18.04 to 18.10 by software upgrade app ( coudn't wait till tomorrow 😆). It took a bit of time, but at the end of it I was asked to restart my PC. Upon restarting, ...
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18.04 on Win10 VirtualBox - cannot boot the installer

Host machine: Win 10 Home 64-bit; i7 @ 2.5GHz; 1TB SSD & 1TB HDD (both internal); 12GB RAM; Intel HD 4600 graphics Trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 (from the Ubuntu site) desktop in VB v6.0. ISO ...
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Ubuntu doesn't start, with a message 'Started GNOME Display Manager. Dispatcher Service… system changes.pp link was shut down'

For some reason, Ubuntu 18.04 refuses to start. It has worked previously - with some minor problems related to my Nvidia GPU drivers (which I fixed by going nomodeset and installing proprietary ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 freezes after starting it from grub

Two days ago I installed Ubuntu 19.04 on my PC. The first time Ubuntu started without any problem, then the second time and onwards it freezes on a black screen after starting it from grub. I already ...
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“Welcome to emergency mode!” Think it is a fsck problem

journalctl -xb snippet (what i think is wrong, it was at least in red): -- Unit systemd-fsckd.service has begun starting up. juli 09 15:40:16 kim-SSD-Sationary systemd-fsck[414]: /dev/sdb1 contains a ...
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Resize partitions after migrating to larger SSD (extended partition) [duplicate]

I successfully migrated from my old 120gb SSD to a 256gb SSD by using dd from a gparted Live USB. I am using Ubuntu and Windows 10 with dual-boot (grub). Everything boots fine :-) Now I want to ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 randomly boots to GRUB command line

I am running a dual boot with Windows 10 on one M.2 SSD and Ubuntu 19.04 on another M.2 SSD (both Intel SSDs, different sizes). I have set my boot order to boot the Ubuntu SSD as highest priority ...
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18.04 boot doesn't recognize 16.04 USB

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro with Ubuntu 18.04 on it. I can't access the GUI on startup. The error says brcmf_inetaddr_changed: fail to get arp ip table. But I can access a bash session after logging in ...
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New on Ubuntu Server

I am new to Ubuntu. The issue that I am running into with ubuntu 18.04 server, is when I try to configure a static IP. I enter all the right information. At the moment of hitting "save" Ubuntu starts ...
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Cannot Fully Boot After AMD Driver Re-Installation (Stuck At '/dev/sdb2: clean, x/x files, x/x blocks)

I am using a Radeon RX 580, and re-installed my AMD driver (I installed the 'amdgpu-pro-19.20-812932-ubuntu-18.04') on my Ubuntu drive, and after rebooting I am presented with '/dev/sdb2: clean, x/x ...
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Ubuntu booting instead of other distro

I made a triple boot setup with W10, eOS and for the last Ubuntu 19.04, well, the thing is that I made all the installs in BIOS mode, then I create all the partitions for each one, but instead make ...
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Migrating /home to new hard drive after old one died, root on separate drive

I have my Ubuntu installation setup such that my OS is on an internal SSD and /home and my /swap partition were on a separate internal HDD, both on my laptop. That HDD started breaking so I replaced ...
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Windows 10 device not found in a dual boot with Ubuntu 18.04 on separate disk

I have Windows 10 & Ubuntu 18.04 installed on their own disk. Windows 10 is installed on sda with it's own EFI partition on /dev/sda1 Ubuntu 18.04 is installed on sdb with it's own EFI partition ...
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bah-boom, bah-boom noise won't cease!

After reading How To Geek’s article on the upcoming demise of Windows 7 on Jan. 14, 2020 and if you don’t want to use Windows 10, that’s fine—you should consider a Chromebook, Mac, iPad, or just ...
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GUI doesn't work, flashing underscore on boot

Ubuntu version is 12.04.3. My computer is a Asus laptop, UL30Jt with a Nvidia graphics card. I previously had problems getting the graphics drivers to work, but I resolved that previously today. ...
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Boot Ubuntu 18.04 from a software raid array?

Is it possible to boot Ubuntu 18.04 from a software raid (containing all our system and data)? We have a Lenovo P71 with a regular hard drive and 2 M.2 SSD modules that all work fine and what we want ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 19.04 from USB on HP ENVY x360 with AMD Quad Core Ryzen 5 3500U Processor [duplicate]

I get a blank screen when trying to install Ubuntu 19.04 from usb. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this? Secure boot is off.
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Can grub manage boot options for more than one hard drive

My computer contains a 500 gb M2 NVME SSD and a 480 gb sata SSD. on the M2 Drive I have Windows 10 pro installed. on the sata drive I have partitioned in half with Ubuntu on one partition and ...
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Can't get out of grub terminal

After a boot-repair, ironically, my grub is broken. When I starty laptop, it boots into terminal, it's written 'grub>_' I searched for solutions, like 'set prefix, set root and insmod normal' and '...
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Ubuntu 18.04 says `Gave up waiting for suspend/resume device` when it's booting after upgrading from 16.04

I just upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 and after reboot it shows Gave up waiting for suspend/resume device /: clean, 293537/3932160 files, 4067550/15719936 blocks cryptsetup (md5_crypt): set up ...
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Why does my Ubuntu display a corrupted screen on first boot but then work after rebooting?

I am facing a problem, whenever I boot my computer it show distorted display and hangs there only. The distorted display is shown below I have to power it off through power button and when I power it ...
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Slow boot - “a start job is running for dev-disk-by…”

I don't recall when the issue started to occur but it's likely when I moved my VMWare Ubuntu image to an external SSD so that I can use the OS on any of my PCs. There aren't many links on Google about ...
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Lubuntu Full Install on USB Drive with Full Disk Encryption and Grub2

I apologise for the wall of text, but I want you to scrutinize my thought-process to make sure there's no mistakes and no other way around it: I wish to have a full install of lubuntu with full disk ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 don't boot black stripe screen

I was working on Ubuntu 18.04 with Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN training neural networks. Today at the start-up Ubuntu stoped, showing me this screen: All was working fine yesterday, and I did not ...
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USB ubuntu without writing to internal EFI partition

Similar to this question, but a bit different I think? How to remove Ubuntu from EFI partition I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a 32GB usb stick, with its own EFI partition and swap partition on the ...
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Can’t get to virtual terminal from login screen on MBP with 19.04

I have a MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 19.04 and I am getting a black screen when I log in since installing nvidia CUDA drivers (for my eGPU). I can’t get a virtual terminal up on the login screen with ...
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How to set USB flash drive as first boot device in dell inspiron 15

i m trying to install ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 using USB flash drive using USSB installer. But in booting sequence there are only two boot options. Legacy boot and UEFI boot mode. Can anyone tell me ...
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Installed Ubuntu on separate partition using wubi, can I delete my Windows partition entirely?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (updated to 12.10) on a separate partition from inside Windows 8 using WUBI. I would like to use only Ubuntu. Can I simply delete the partition where Windows is located? I'...
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Fail to boot, suspect filesystem problem

I have a Asus UX305F which has been dual booting Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows successfully using GRUB. Today I started my computer, and it hung on the Ubuntu loading screen for 15 minutes so I hard ...
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How to dual boot with win 10 on Motherboard with UEFI

I am kind of new to Linux. I just built a desktop using ASUS Prime Z370-A motherboard with 256GB NVME hard drive, and installed windows 10 Pro (Demo version, as I have not entered the key for it). I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 boots to a black screen, works in recovery mode

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 (the only OS on my machine), and I've recently run into some strange behaviour when booting. The GRUB menu comes up normally, but if I try to do a normal boot (either ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to TTY1

Alrighty, I have perused the threads already in existence and am finding none of them seem to have the exact combination of variables I've got going. I'm working on a computer using Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 18.04 — missing 'lowerdir' — failed to connect to lvmetad

I seem to have the same problem as Robin, and I have indeed had an nvidia driver installed. The last things I did were "apt get update" and "apt get upgrade". I'm able to login to recovery mode (as ...
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How do i install Windows 7 on separate hdd and ubuntu on a separate drive?

I just acquired a new ssd such that don't have to use inventor through some virtual machine with windows on my ubuntu, but the problem is, how do i easily install windows on my second hard drive, ...
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How to install ubuntu on a system with a ssd and a hdd?

I am currently using a laptop with has a 256gb ssd with windows installed in it. I also have a secondary 1tb hdd on the laptop for storing large files.I want to install ubuntu and i am confused ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 fails to boot 'Loading initial ramdisk'

I have a MSI GS70 with Ubuntu 16.04 installed for a while (dual boot with Windows 10). Everything was working fine until this morning after doing sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. ...
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Portable Boot problem

I have a Toshiba Satellite L-300D 12Y where the Original Windows Vista was replaced by Windows 10, 64 bits, which runs alongside a Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, 64 bits in a SSD disc. I had previously installed ...
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Not booting from USB or CD (SYSLINUX Message)

I am trying to install linux on my laptop, a Toshiba Satellite C6550-S5200. I did it once but something happened so I removed it then I had to destroy all data on hard drive so now I have nothing on ...
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My computer is stuck in Ubuntu Start up screen and doesn't start

I got Ubuntu 19.04 (old laptop) and my computer doesn't start. I'm not dual booting it with windows or any other Linux etc. I'm only having the Ubuntu 19 04 on it, I however got problem when starting ...
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The Partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code- How to fix? [duplicate]

I am installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. I chose the Something else option and manually specified the root, swap and home partitions. Finally, when I click on Install now, I am getting the above-...