Questions tagged [boot]

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ubuntu upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 very slow boot

I have tried following things, and im beginner with ubuntu so afraid to make some changes in firmware or booting sequence might go something wrong please help me. $ systemd-analyze Startup ...
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Dual Booting Mistakes & Installation Headaches [duplicate]

Please forgive me; I will attempt to keep this as short and to the point as possible Pre-Context: So initially, my laptop was dual booting Windows 10 & Linux Mint (this was my first instance in ...
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asus bios utility: the system cannot find any bootable devices

Context My Asus laptop had Endless OS installed and I wanted to switch to Ubuntu 18. So I followed the instructions to install Ubuntu in the machine, erasing all of the Endless OS (no dual boot). I ...
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Ubuntu Dual Boot UEFI vs Legacy Boot Issues

A little background, I’m trying to install xubuntu on my mom’s laptop HP Envy17 Windows 7. Initially, I was having issues installing and found a fix where I setup a 200MB EFI partition. I’ve managed ...
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purple screen (ubuntu 16.04) on zenbook ux433fa after run command apt-get upgrade [duplicate]

after i'am installing ubuntu 16.04 then i'am running command apt-get update then apt-get upgrade, after that i'am reboot this laptop and i got purple screen :( Please help me, what should i do? ...
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How to install startup disk creator in Ubuntu 19.04

I know I'm supposed to have the Startup Disk Creator installed in the Ubuntu 19.04 version, but I ran the apt policy usb-creator-gtk And got usb-creator-gtk: Installed: (none) Candidate: 0.3....
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Not enough free disk space on disk '/boot' but I don't have old kenels

Not enough free disk space on disk '/boot' but I don't have old kenels, here is how my boot partition looks like... -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 224297 may 6 10:33 config-5.0.0-15-generic drwxr-xr-x 5 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 flickering on boot screen

When I boot my laptop there is a flickering screen and I can make a simple login only I press Esc otherwise the system stacks. That's some information of my graphic card. sudo lshw -c display *-...
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VMs boot time is slow when Ubuntu is host

Currently I'm doing dual boot with Windows10/Ubuntu. The problem is that I have Oracle's VirtualBox installed on both OS, using the same virtual machine, boot time when I'm on Ubuntu is slower ...
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can't install dual boot in second ssd hard drive. It starts only from usb [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Kubuntu in a Samsung SSD 850 EVO hard drive. Actually I've also a Samsung SSD 860 EVO hard drive with Windows 10 installed. I've downloaded the ISO and burned into the USB key ...
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My first time in emergency mode. Don't know what to do. Steps to debug

Hello yesterday I was happy because I installed a second drive myself without annoying the people in this forum. All was working good. Today I turned on my PC and it was in emergency mode. I don't ...
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How can a reuse an encrypted SSD?

I bought a laptop on ebay that had a broken screen, didn't appear to have ever been opened before, and upon opening it, I found an SSD inside that I would like to format and use. Gparted (and other ...
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problem with the install ubuntu 18.04.2

I need some help to Install ubuntu (I had tried to install 18.04.2& 19.04 & 14.04.6) on my laptop (asus model N752VX original windows 10 home from asus ). I have already asked for help from ...
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I can't run any Linux Distro [closed]

I realize with my laptop Asus Vivobook Pro I cannot run any Linux distribution. The reason is unknown and sometimes when I boot, for example Ubuntu or Debian, after an update or after 3 reboots the ...
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Davinici Resolve 15 does not start on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

I installed Davinici resolve15 using the GUI interface. The installation went on successfully. When I first started Davinci, I did get the get started and take a tour splash screen. After I skimmed ...
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systemd-analyze blame provides a list repeated many times in terminal

I am facing with very slow boot time on Ubuntu 18.04.1. After running the command systemd-analyze blame in terminal, I've got a very long list containing repeated sublists me@wht:/boot$ systemd-...
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What is the reason for '' error file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found'' in ubuntu?

This is the third time when I have to reinstall ubuntu because of this problem. Please tell me what am I doing wrong?
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18.4 slow booting

I have installed fresh and it's booting very slow. Hardware Configuration : Core i5 7th gen Ram 8GB NVIDIA 2 GB Hard disk 200GB Output of systemd-analyze time : Startup finished in 14.337s (...
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HP Spectre One 23-e010se Can't load Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying for 2 days already to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my HP 23-e010se desktop. I had a Windows 10 installed on an SSD drive. I made a system image to be on the safe side before attempting to ...
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Cannot boot anymore

I have a dual boot Ubuntu/Windows. Since a few hours, I can't boot on either of them. None of the solutions I have found seemed to work. The two OS are not on the same hard drive, so a physical ...
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BLACK SCREEN when trying to install Ubuntu Mate 19.04 over Manjaro 18

I'm in my bios, then selected to boot from USB where the Ubuntu Mate 19.04 iso is. a GNU GRUB 2.02 menu appears with options: Try Ubuntu Mate without installing Try Ubuntu Mate without installing (...
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Ubuntu freezes after grub at purple screen

I thought I succeded to install a working dual boot on my machine (an old alienware m17xr3 with upgraded nvidia 780m gpu, ssd and ram, dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS), it worked fine for a ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 19.04 into recovery mode

I installed Ubuntu 19.04 and Docker. I'm running some home automation containers on them. Everything was fine and I was happy. Recently one of my friends modified my user permission allowing me to ...
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Boot: Normal vs Recovery

After a recent update to Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, my system hangs during boot (see my first question at 18.04.2 Hangs during boot after update). This time I am asking for help to learn about what would be ...
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How do I get the boot manager to give me an option to choose from which os I want to boot? [duplicate]

I have a computer in which Windows 10 is installed.Recently I have installed Ubuntu on it.The boot manager automatically boots my computer with Windows.Now I want the boot manager to give me a boot ...
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Boot device not found . Install os on hard disk (3f0)

I am using hp probook 450 G1. I recently replaced my cd drive with an ssd. In my drive partitions i can see the ssd is working. Using pendrive i successfully installed ubuntu 18.04 on that ssd. But ...
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Ununtu 19.04 unable to login error “usr/lib/paython3.7/email/_pycache_':permission denied”

Boots well but when I try to login errors appear Error found while loading etc/profile usr/lib/paython3.7/email/_pycache_':permission denied usr/lib/paython3.7/email/mime/_pycache_':permission ...
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Updated ubuntu 18.04 now get stuck in 5 dot screen after grub

Updated ubuntu 18.04 now get stuck in 5 dot screen after grub. Lets me boot with safe mode but not with anything else. I have an Amd Ryzen cpu. Anyone else have this issue? solved: changed my display ...
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SLOW BOOT IN UBUNTU 18.04.02 [duplicate]

I have currently installed ubuntu 18.04.02 it turns out that it boots up too slow.I don't even have windows in dual boot with Ubuntull. My laptop specifications are 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U ...
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How to roll back intel microcode update on Ubuntu 18.04

Just two days ago (Jun 18, 2019), I was prompted to allow a routine Ubuntu update. After update finished and reboot, I'm no longer able to boot into Ubuntu. Specifically, I was taken to the Grub ...
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Can't boot, Kernel issue - AMD-Vi

I tried to boot into my laptop (Ubuntu 18.04) and this happened. I found some common questions and none of the answers were helpful since it does exactly the same all the time. My processor is AMD ...
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laptop cannot boot after clean single-boot single-drive install using ubuntu-18.04.2-live-server-amd64.iso

I can only offer the following observations: laptop: a hp elite book (6930p) with intel dual core with only "experimental UEFI boot support". it's bio setting: UEFI mode is disabled. I used rufus 3.4 ...
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How do I reinstall my EFI GRUB after formatting it in ubuntu 18.04

below is my boot info script Boot Info Script 8f991e4 + Boot-Repair extra info [Boot-Info 25oct2017] ============================= Boot Info Summary: =============================== => No ...
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Run “sudo vulkaninfo” at startup, all users

I need to run the command sudo vulkaninfo each time the system starts up (I know how to do it when system wakes up from sleep, i.e. in /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/somescript). This command should be ...
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Reset BIOS from Ubuntu

I am on a Thomson NEO14 2 32SB I need to reset the BIOS in order to enable GOP Driver. I have a black screen on startup until Ubuntu boots. The thing is, I don't have a CMOS battery and neither a ...
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Booting Problems On Different Macs

I have successfully burned a DVD with Ubuntu 18.04.2 and it will boot on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) running Mojave 10.14.5 but that same DVD will not boot my iMac Pro (2017) running the same ...
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Boot stuck at this screen

This started after kernel update. I've tried this boot option: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodeset" But it doesn't solve problem sometimes it doesn't work. I'm using Kubuntu 18.04, Kernel ...
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grub-probe cannot find luks partition

I'm running through the commands for grub-mkconfig, and one of the eventual commands is the use of grub-probe to figure out the disk uuid of a cryptodisk_uuid. I have a luks partition but grub_probe ...
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GNU GRUB screen no longers loads Ubuntu OS

I was working fine with Ubuntu but one day when I restart it because it freeze the Lap return to the GNU GRUB screen (the purple one) where there's only 3 options: Ubuntu / Advanced option for Ubuntu /...
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Login Loop in Ubunt 18.04

enter image description hereWhen I log in, the screen goes blank but returns to the login window. I have tried accessing the console but I get a couple of errors on it being a readonly file system. ...
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How do you boot automatically from Grub?

After my first install of Ubuntu 18.04.2LTS, my PC boots to the Grub command line. (Not a splash screen). UEFI. How do I set this up so that I don't have to go through this process every time I want ...
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New Install Boots to Grub

UPDATE: I followed these instructions to make this work: How do I boot my PC from GRUB? I had to boot from my USB installer thumb drive to pull up the Disk information so I knew what device to ...
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Unable to upgrade due EFI partition problem

When I'm trying to upgrade my computer with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS, this error appears every single time I try the process: EFI System Partition (ESP) not usable Your EFI System Partition (...
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XPS13 - White screen on boot

I have an XPS 13 9380 which was working quite well. In the last few days I cannot boot it anymore. When booting I end up in a white screen with some rubbish in the upper left corner. I have manage to ...
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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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Dell G3 having issue while booting with Ubuntu

I have purchased a new Dell G3 Laptop and this system is provided with Windows 10 and when I removed Windows and installed Ubuntu in different ways, it was unable to boot and only got the following ...
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When I turn on my computer, it shows code [duplicate]

After i choose ubuntu from the grub menu, my pc displays codes at start up. A ubuntu logo should have been there with dots beneath it.
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Hard disk partition problem

Yesterday I have used partition tool in Windows for extending my C drive. After a few hours, my Windows OS is not identified and cannot boot the device. I used live-USB Ubuntu to look into the ...
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Keyboard stopped working in grub 2.02 on dual booted pc

I have a dual booted PC with windows 7 and ubuntu 18.04(bionic), and the keyboard refuses to work on the grub OS selection menu thus rendering me unable to switch to booting windows. The keyboard ...
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Intel NUC won't boot from SSD automatically but boots when selected manually

Just installed Ubuntu Server 19.04 on my NUC and running into "A boot device has not been detected" issue. Note that if I press F10 and select the same SSD as the boot device, the NUC boots up, loads ...