Questions tagged [boot]

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Uninstall Remove Windows from Grub [duplicate]

So First off .Thank You everyone for the enormous help that you all have given me. Any problem i had i would always come digging here. Now i have a common dual boot system. Ubuntu & Windows . What ...
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When booting from docking station, GRUB doesn't show

I have a dual boot with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10. This works fine, my HP Zbook boots on GRUB and I am able to select either Ubuntu or Windows. However when I boot my laptop while it is on the HP ...
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Main Kernel can no longer be loaded

After a reboot my main Kernel can no longer be loaded. It is stuck at "Loading Linux <kernelversion>-generic". I can boot with one of my backup kernels. Recently I executed sudo apt-...
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Triple Boot Grub/Clover issue [closed]

I have a PC on which I dual boot my Catalina Hackintosh and Microsoft on seperate SSD's. Recently I tried to install Linux Mint ('ubuntu') on a partition of my Hackintosh SSD, because I recently ...
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How to fix error unknown file system? [duplicate]

grub rescue>insmod normal error:unknown file system. grub rescue> What should Ι do when my laptop shows this error?
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Ubuntu image restore in external hard disk problem

I have Ubuntu 18.04 in my working SSD. I wanted to migrate to a new Ubuntu 20.04. So I installed a new Ubuntu 20.04 and working in it. Now the old Ubuntu 18.04 was taking a lot of space in my working ...
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can not find Ubuntu, installed along Win10 from Boot System

I am completely new to Ubuntu. I have just installed Ubuntu 20.04 from a USB stick iso file (through Rufus) on my Computer which has Windows 10 on it. I followed all the prompting in the installation ...
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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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Spin down external disk during boot/startup

I've looked around and didn't find an answer to an old problem I've got. Using a Thinkpad T410 on Xubuntu 20.04 I've added an external drive into the Ultrabay slot. I created some udev rules and ...
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MSI Bravo 17 and Linux compatibility

After receiving my new laptop I bought to code under Ubuntu Linux, I discovered that this product based on AMD Ryzen 4800H (Navi 14 Mobile) VEGA 10 with Radeon RX 5500M is unable to work with Ubuntu! ...
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Laptop doesn't show any boot devices after installing Ubuntu

I decided to wipe my Windows 10 installation and to use Ubuntu from now on. I followed a guide that instructed me to wipe all previous partitions on the HDD and then create / and swap and install. I ...
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Help loading Ubuntu from Grub. Grub can't find my partition

I restarted my machine (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Dell XPS) and got the gnu grub 2.04 screen, instead of booting up my operating system normally. As far as I can tell, I didn't do anything weird to my grub ...
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How to copy the GRUB menu to another disk whilst keeping the original

I tried to install Ubuntu (20.04) directly to a USB key for a friend to try out Ubuntu. I did the install using my Ubuntu (19.10) system to do so. All went well installing to the USB key and it boots ...
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System not booting up after keeping it idle for few hourse

I recently updated my system to ubuntu 20.04. A few days back I encountered a problem that whenever I turn on my device it does not turn on battery instead I need to take the battery out and plug in ...
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problem dual booing ubuntu in hdd and parrot os un ssd!

I've installed ubuntu in my hdd and parrot os in the ssd. But the boot option does not appear while booting up and end up booting with always ubuntu. Please help how can i dual boot the system
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Ubuntu 20.04 slow booting time

i have ssd and booting take still very long in ubuntu 18.04 it doesnt take so long
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System not booting to USB. I want to install dual install Windows alongside presently Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 18.04 running. I want to install Windows 10 alongside. Whenever I boot my system, it opens the Grub menu (which only lists Ubuntu and memory test) and does not boot from Removable Disk. ...
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failed to load ldlinux.c32 on ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I am new to this installing the 20.04 LTS server version on my computer, I am unable to boot from my USB to install the OS, I tried a lot of USB boot creators for this but nothing seems to work. Every ...
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20.04 ubuntu tons or error messages and file not found on everything i can go on the internet only

i get error messages and file not found i can open the terminal but wont do anything. cant get wine or lutris or any games. in my files a lot say file not found wont show me my downloads only on ...
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How to hadle installation problems? Random freezes and black screen [closed]

I've been using linux mint for several months and then decided to install ubuntu + windows on my pc. I did sucessfully installed windows 10, but ubuntu installations led to random freezes - some ...
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Ubuntu 20.0.4 failing to boot after restore

I recently swapped out my hard drive and used rsync to restore files from my previous hard drive after reinstalling the OS. The install was successful but after running rsync to restore the files, I'm ...
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Dual boot results with “hd1 gpt2 not found”

I have two new exactly the same ssd disks. On one of them I installed windows 10, and next on the second one Ubuntu 20.04. Everything was perfectly fine, after some time restarting the computer made ...
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How do I auto-blank text console on laptop?

How do I set up the console of the laptop to auto-blank after X minutes. I want to set this natively to the console, not a logged in terminal, because I may not log into it very often, and it may be ...
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Error during updating dist files : Kernel Problem?

I have switched to Linux recently , so I'm a noob basically and apologies if I couldn't convey the proper information. Past a month, I have install Ubuntu 20.04 as my only operating system and since I ...
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Can't boot Windows 10 after Installing Ubuntu 18.04 Multiple Drives Messed UP!

Context Disk /dev/sda: 670.8 GiB, 720201591808 bytes, 1406643734 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 ...
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Stuck at GRUB after a failed Ubuntu installation attempt

I went through and booted to the flash drive (clicking "Try Ubuntu") and I ran boot repair and got this boot-repair-4ppa125 [20200629_1731] =====...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS shows weird characters on boot (Live USB)

That is an image I took on my phone of the boot screen I'm getting. This happens when I select Ubuntu from the GRUB menu that shows up after booting from my live USB. Display safe mode works fine ...
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Booting Ubuntu Server 20.04 on Pi 4 from USB

After Raspberry PI 4 firmware upgrade 15 June, I can boot PI OS on USB and yesterday night after a few attempts and some kernel panics (caused by enable_uart=1 inside the config.txt file in the boot ...
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amdgpu suspend error along with pcieport error at ubuntu boot?

I have a Dell Inspiron 5567, I recently USB booted it with Ubuntu 19.10 and updated it to 20.04 LTS. After that, I installed it with Softwares like VLC, Gnome-Tweak, GIMP etc. I also started to ...
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Problems with Dual Booting my Lenovo legion y530

I'm trying to dual boot my legion y530. When I try to boot the bootable pendrive this error is coming up. Ubuntu does boot up after that and installed correctly. But after 3 days randomly ubuntu ...
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Laptop unable to start due to packaging failure

My dad started his laptop today but it wouldn't boot due to packaging error. He has Ubuntu 19.10 on his machine. Does anyone know how he can get his machine working again? I don't have enough ...
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cryptsetup: waiting for encrypted source device /swapfile, fstab empty

On the bootscreen I get the message: cryptsetup: waiting for encrypted source device /swapfile... which then leaves me hanging for about 2 minutes followed by Initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has gone into READ ONLY mode after I ran ntfsfix on its partition

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has gone into READ ONLY mode. I ran sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda9 (which is definitely my Ubuntu partition). Mounting volume... NTFS signature is missing. FAILED Attempting to correct errors....
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How does update-grub decide which kernel to set as the default?

I am running ubuntu 20.04, and have a number of kernels installed ranging from the default ones to custom kernels I'm compiling locally. When I run sudo update-grub, the kernel I'm fiddling with ...
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Kernel Panic on the default kernel

I have kernel panic on my default kernel (v.4.15.108) and it boots to initramfs only. If I change to the previous kernel (v.4.15.101), I am able to successfully boot my machine and everything is ...
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making a legacy-mode-only live USB for BIOS-only computer (no UEFI, no dual boot)

I need to ask again this old-fashioned question because the internet is flooded by posts of people struggling with problems contrary to what I have. UEFI is totally irrelevant here. Dual boots are ...
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cannot boot in normal mode

On my laptop Dell G3 15 I am running a dual boot, ubuntu 20.04 alongside with Windows 10. Windows works fine if the SATA operation is on RAID on and secure boot is enabled. however, Ubuntu (with SATA ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 not booting after fresh install

So after installing ubuntu on my old laptop and giving it to my grandpa, it eventually died, but he liked using ubuntu. So he bought a new one and asked me to install it. So I did, but it won't boot. ...
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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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Linux Ubuntu - Black Screen at booting -DELL INSPIRON 15 - 3552 [closed]

so i have this problem about 2 days i'am struggle with. I used this Img- Ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64 , RUFUS(MBR) I tried to install Linux mint , to install chrome OS , video by this guy - https://www....
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can't start my Windows 10 computer from a memory stick

I am trying to install Kubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Windows 10 Home Single Language, which is brand-new. My machine is ASUS, the specifications: Intel(R) core(TM) i7‎‎-‎9750‎H 2.60 GHz, RAM: 16 GB, 512 GB ...
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On my dual boot PC- while attempting to update my AMD GPU drivers (for a defective GPU) I messed up and can no longer boot Ubuntu

I just recieved in the mail my used RX 570 after planning to upgrade from my R 270. After installing the new card, I switched to motherboard HDMI and attempted to update my Ubuntu 18.04 drivers for ...
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I'm stuck in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS rugbypc tty1.I can't get back to my original windows startup

I'm stuck in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS rugbypc tty1.It prompt's me to enter a username and password.The way I got to Ubuntu is I flashed Ubuntu to my SanDisk so I can see what linux's look like on the Windows ...
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GNU GRUB opens directly upon booting

I found other similar questions but my outputs are different. Firstly, when I write ls with partition names I get same results this is what I get: ls (proc) (hd0) (hd1) (hd2) (hd2, gpt6) (hd2, gpt5) (...
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Black screen, unable to access Ubuntu, boot menu or GRUB

When I turn on my computer, the on-light turns on and the fan starts working. But the screen is black. How can I fix this so I can get access to my OS? More detail: The problem started when I ...
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Computer boots only to /dev/sda6:clean,

My Optiplex 9010 boots to a black screen with the text /dev/sda6: clean, ***** files, ***** blocks (/dev/sda6 is my 250GB Ubuntu partition, I dual boot with windows 10) The background is I tried to ...
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Can someone please tell me how to make a bootable USB-Stick with UbuntuStudio 19.10 Eoan Ermine? [duplicate]

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04.6 LTS as the OS. I want to install Ubuntu Studio 19.10 Eoan Ermine on this laptop which is the Asus Eee PC with USB 2.0.
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Completely remove grub dual boot screen and boot directly to ubuntu

I have installed both Windows 10 and Ubuntu in my laptop. I can select boot option in my UEFI settings. If I select windows boot loader my system will directly boot into Windows but if I select Linux, ...
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Stuck on Black Screen after Install 20.04

finally switching or trying to switch to Ubuntu on one of my machines, and am having problems getting the thing to actually work. I created a bootable usb on my Win10 pc, and "installed" 20....
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Cannot boot Ubuntu after making changes to xkb files

So my keyboard's Ctrl button stopped working, I attempted to make edits to xkbd files as in this thread How to swap ctrl and alt keys in ubuntu 16.04? Specifically, to the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/...