Questions tagged [boot]

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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 instead of Ubuntu [closed]

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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Can't load partition error, potential grub config corruption

So recently did a restart on a desktop machine running ubuntu 16.04 LTS and it pops up with the dreaded can't load partition error and goes into grub rescue mode. Upon running a live session from an ...
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Is it possible to install full Ubuntu on a 32 GB flashdrive from the ISO on a bootable drive?

I want to be able to run the full Ubuntu desktop from a 32GB Strontium flashdrive but I can't seem to make the proper partitions. These are the steps I took: I made a bootable drive from a 16GB drive ...
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Ubuntu Login screen not displaying after upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

After I did the upgradation of ubuntu 14.04, after booting, the login screen is not coming. It is just a black screen, but sometimes I can see a mouse pointer with an 'x' as the cursor. Also the ...
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When try to reinstall Ubuntu from USB, grub went to HD instead of USB one

I have a dual boot Win 8 & Ubuntu 16.04, I messed up my grub (please see my previous post), not being able to solve it, decided to reinstall Ubuntu, prepared USB stick using 16.04 image and ...
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What is “kickseed sudo: authentication failure”

I used a PXE server to install a custom Ubuntu iso. After login with ssh, I found an error log in /var/log/auth.log: Aug 3 02:06:14 kickseed sudo: pam_unix(sudo:auth): authentication failure; ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 alongside 16.04 on same partition

I have a hybrid disk drive with two partitions on it - one for windows and other for Ubuntu. I had Ubuntu 16.04 before, but since then it won't boot anymore(also won't upgrade to newer version), so I ...
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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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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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Can't create a bootable USB drive using startup disk creator [closed]

I am trying to create a bootable usb device using startup disk creator with Debian Buster (the same problem happens with Manjaro iso file). For some unknown reason, the usb startup creator doesn't ...
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Windows 10 won't boot from GRUB

This is an attempted, and failed, dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 10. Specs: Alienware Area-51, OS: Ubuntu 18.04.2, Inaccessible OS: Windows 10 Here's some information from Boot Repair Boot ...
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Enabling Dual Boot in Dell Latitude 3940

I wanted a set dual boot OSes (Ubuntu and Windows) on my Dell Latitude 3940. I have installed the boot loader from within Ubuntu installer at MBR of Disk. My problem is that I was able to enable dual ...
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erase windows and keep ubuntu to dual boot with parrot security

I was wondering if there was any way that I could completely wipe windows from my p.c. while keeping Ubuntu and then dual boot another linux distro like parrot security....or is this too good to be ...
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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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Windows 10: Inaccessible Boot Device after dual boot Ubuntu 18.04 Installation

I just got a Dell Inspiron 7580 with Windows 10 pre-installed. I wanted to install Ubuntu so I followed the usual instructions: Disabled Secure Boot Disabled Fast Startup Then I tried to install ...
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Access files in Home directory from live mode

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on my computer. Recently it stopped booting into GUI mode due to low disk space on the HOME directory. For some reason I'm unable to boot it into terminal mode either. ...
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Installing from live USB distro [duplicate]

How can I install a 32-bit version of Ubuntu to the empty and presumably unformatted HDD of a laptop from within a live boot version of FWUL 3.0 (nonpersistent) which resides on a 16gb USB stick. The ...
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Installing Ubuntu with HD + SSD

I got an Acer Aspire 5 with 8 GB RAM and 1 TB hard disk drive, and I need some advice of how to part my memory, today running Fedora and Windows on dual boot. I bought a 250 GB Samsung EVO 970 ...
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Installing Ubuntu 18.04 gets stuck Snappy deamon

Installing Ubuntu on a PC that used to run on Windows 10. Installations freezes ´´´ [***] (2 of 3) A start job is running for Holds Snappy deamon refresh (1min 4s / no limit) ´´´ How do I fix this?
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Xen UEFI guest dies immediately when starting up - Ubuntu 19.04

I have a new ProLiant DL325 Gen10 server (AMD Epyc 24-core), where I have installed Ubuntu 19.04 and Xen hypervisor from the standard Ubuntu repository. I have migrated a number of Xen guests (Linux ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Lenovo ThinkPadX240 from USB

Ubuntu boots from the USB-Stick, I can install it, but when I restart without the USB-Stick, it won't boot. In the BIOS menu I can click on "ubuntu" only to be returned to the menu a second later. If ...
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D5400XS AAD94664-501 Intel Botherboard Ubuntu 19.04 Desktop Installation Failing

I have an Intel D5400XS AAD94664-501 motherboard with 8GB RA and 2 x Core 2 Extreme CPU X9775 @ 3.20GHz processors. I'm installing onto a Seagate 250GB SATA hard disk in AHCI mode. This was a ...
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Ubuntu boot option not showing on my macbook air unless an unrelated USB is plugged in

I tried to install Ubuntu on a 256g flash drive but it didn't want to cooperate, so I ended up partitioning out 75g of my mac SSD for Ubuntu. I installed it fine, except when I hold option at boot to ...
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get rid of master boot record

I have old hard drive that had Ubuntu on it. Now I have a new machine which came with Windows 10, but it is what I would call a bootleg copy and can't be registered, so I have decided to return to ...
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Help with Raid 1 creation

I'm new to the world of Ubuntu, and I've got a hard task to complete. I once created a Raid 1 bootable system with two 500 GB HDDs, I did it by following a guide with Ubuntu server (I think the ...
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Ubuntu grub keyboard [closed]

I have dual booted Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.04. I have Intel DH67BL motherboard which does not support PS/2 keyboard,mouse and am using Delux keyboard. I have set GRUB to load Windows 10 by default ...
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how to log in as administrator on ubuntu server GUI

I've just acquired a cloud web hosting service. The server runs Ubuntu OS and I managed to install GUI on it. Now I can only log into it as a guest. The web hosting company provided me with log in ...
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Booting Issue in Ubuntu 18.04 external hard drive set up

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04.2 on an external hard drive. The details of the hard drive are: Storage: 500 GB Type: SSD Make: SanDisk The installation happened seamlessly, but after I remove the live ...
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Install Ubuntu - “Device for bootloader installation”

From my understanding, the Grub2 bootloader can be installed on any EFI System Partition (ESP), specifically under \EFI\ubuntu. I have 2 SSDs - with 3 ESP on each of them (for testing purpose): /dev/...
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Grub error: no such partition

I was recently dual booting my acer netbook to run ubuntu and windows 7, I ended up deleting the partition for ubuntu and came with the no such partition error. the matter got worse when I decided to ...
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GNU GRUB - Displays and won't load Ubuntu Server for 30 seconds

So I built a new server with 18.04.2 LTS Alternative. Installed with full disk encryption and then realized I had to enter my encryption key on every reboot. It's a media server, I don't need full ...
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Install cannot modify hard disk

I am running into an issue with installing Ubuntu from a multi-boot thumbdrive. I CAN boot the OS, but install fails due to unable to umount /isodevice ("target is busy" error) Issuing the command: ...
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Frozen Ubuntu Desktop (Mac OS X)

I apologize if the solution to this problem is obvious or listed elsewhere. The closest match I found to this problem was here, but it didn't receive any replies. I outlined the steps I've taken, the ...
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Kubuntu installation on Minix Z83-4 (PC box based on Intel X5-Z8300 cpu and intel graphic)

I'm trying to install Linux in a Minix Neo Z83-4. It's a small PC box based on Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail with 4Gb of memory and only 32Gb of eMMC as a hard drive. The box is released with ...
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Python script on boot, module import error

I don't have much experience with Python, but I have made a script that reads temp and pressure and sends it to a mysql database. When I log in ssh and run the script manually everything works. But ...
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Broken Packages (No file found)

i have some broken packages, more specifically: linux-image-4.4.0-101-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-103-generic linux-image-4.4.0-103-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-104-generic linux-image-4....
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I can`t boot Ubuntu 18.04 lts without USB flash drive

I have Lenovo x1 carbon gen 5th. Friend of mine convinced me to get this laptop because it is certify by Ubuntu. However, I cannot start Ubuntu without USB flash drive. Is there anyone with any idea ...
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Long desktop load time after login - Ubuntu 18.04.2

I'm trying to diagnose what is causing my desktop load time to hang on my virtual machine. The boot itself is relatively fast, it's just that after I login, there's a noticeable delay until the icons ...
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Tried Dual Booting, now neither OS is booting up

I tried installing Ubuntu for the first time and I think I messed up the installation. Now, Windows 7 is neither booting up nor it showing up as a boot option. Ubuntu is showing some CLI with busybox ...
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TPM error when trying to boot from USB into Lubuntu?

I am trying to switch my ~2018 HP pavillion laptop (i7) over to Lubuntu from Linux Mint. I have a thumb drive with the Lubuntu ISO on it (done with etcher). When I boot into the thumb drive I am able ...
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Ubuntu and windows both stopped working

I ,first time installed Ubuntu may be I messed up with installation and now I can't boot into my Windows 7 and nor Ubuntu, it only shows a command line interface without GUI .I then started installing ...
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Cant install ubuntu with usb

I tried everything and get to where the usb starts and asks install and 4 or so other options. If I choose install it says that there is no kernel loaded or some other error, depending with what I ...
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Fix unbootable hdd

I recently used WoeUSB to (attempt) to create a bootable windows install drive It installed grub-pc and removed grub-efi so as per another answer on Ask Ubuntu https://askubuntu.com/a/381560/924681, ...