Questions tagged [boot]

Use this tag if you have trouble booting Ubuntu or you have questions about the bootup process.

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Gave up waiting for root device on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm running a dual boot Ubuntu 20.04 with windows 10 laptop. While using the windows, after an automatic update that downloaded the latest bios for Asus vivobook s531fl, the computer prompt me to ...
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Really long Ubuntu 20.04 load time

After almost breaking down my Ubuntu os and then recovering from the mess, I found that the start-up time had increased manifolds up to somewhere around 5 mins... After running dmesg in the terminal (...
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is it possible to dual boot Ubuntu on Ideapad s540 or Thinkbook 15 OR simply are these both Ubuntu compatible versions? [duplicate]

I would like to buy Lenovo IdeaPad s540-151ml with following specification available in my region core i7 10510uu 1.8ghz 8gb ram DDR4 1tb + 128SSD 15.6 FHD IPS nvidia mx250 2gb Genuine Windows 10 But ...
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How can Lubuntu 20.04 LTS be installed in a USB which can boot into both- UEFI & Legacy BIOS systems?

Self-explanatory question. But please keep in mind in totally new to Linux. I really request you to answer this as though you were hypothetically going to explain to a 12 year old. Im actually 38, ...
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how to boot the desktop environment by default on ubuntu rather than just a black screen with terminal?

I have ubuntu 18.04 i installed kde on it then deleted it but whenever i boot the os it opens only black screen to log in and a terminal , and when i searched i found a solution write the command ( &...
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Locked out of Ubuntu

When I start my computer and boot into Ubuntu, the Ubuntu loading sign shows up (Ubuntu 20.04), However, the lock screen doesn't... Just a black screen. This happened after I tried to remove KDE from ...
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Persitant USB help [duplicate]

I am new to all of this Linux stuff, so I'm not to good at understanding some of the terminology. Either way, I installed Lubuntu using UNetBootin and it said that I could use something like ...
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Ubuntu u responding on login screen

I have installed wiregurd for vpn services and rebooted. From then it is not responding on login oage. It shows login iicon but doesn't respond. Only power button is working for turnoff and turn ...
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Black screen after updating kernel in Ubuntu 16.04

My computer configuration: OS:Ubuntu16.04 CPU:Intel Xeon Gold GPU:Nvidia RTX 2080 with 430 driver and cuda 10.1 RAM:32G, ROM:512G+2T My computer has installed Nvidia 430 graphic driver, cuda10.1 and ...
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Ubuntu Installation boot issues with usb installation

Hi everyone ive been trying to install ubuntu 20.04 for a few hours and once i get to the remove medium installation and press enter the installtion does some sort of boot loop but does not have ...
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Ubuntu only sensing 13 GB of 1TB SSD after trying to install over damaged Windows

I am quite new to Linux and Ubuntu. I recently ran into a pretty troublesome problem and was wondering if anybody could help. At first, I wanted to dual-boot with Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows. However, I ...
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Setting up linux server to boot up Apple computers

I am trying to set up a Linux server with bootable apple images. The goal is to have multiple apple computers boot up on these images and check functionality instead of installing OS on every single ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Raspberry Pi 4 B USB Boot Implementation

this is basically a repeat of this question from a month ago with more detail On 15 June 2020 Raspberry Pi promoted the USB Mass Storage Boot functionality for Raspberry Pi 4s to "stable". ...
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Headset Mic Not Recognized On Boot Ubuntu 20.04

I am on a ThinkPad laptop running Ubuntu 20.04. Whenever I plug in my earbuds with a built-in mic to the 3.5 mm jack, everything works perfectly. However, if the earbuds are already plugged in when I ...
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cryptsetup: waiting for encrypted source device /swapfile

I know this has been asked but I am asking this because the fix i found didnt work. I got the same problem this person had: https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions/comments/cerr1l/...
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Cannot select ISO file in Rufus

I am trying to make a bootable USB-drive, following the instructions. But when trying to select the ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso file that I just downloaded, the folder is empty. I can see it in my ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 boots slowly after trying to install bluetooth firmware

i have been trying to figure out why my bluetooth wasn't turning on. I searched the web and followed this https://github.com/winterheart/broadcom-bt-firmware solution. Then after reboot my system took ...
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boot problem ubuntu 18.04 pc [duplicate]

Ubuntu 18.04 boots to a black screen.
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Booting problem I have to run fsck manually everytime i boot up my PC

I have a PC with ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed on it and every time i boot it up it requires me to type 'fsck -fy /dev/mmcblk1p. Yes its named 'mmcblk1p2' no idea why. I had multiple versions of ubuntu ...
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Run Ubutu on virtualbox again after editing grub.cfg file

I was following the first video of this tutorial to write my own operating system using Ubuntu on Virtualbox. As shown in the end of the video, I have edited the grub.cfg file to add a new menu entry ...
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Stuck at boot screen, Nvidia graphics driver issues

I recently just built a desktop and want to run Linux on it, I've been using my laptop with Linux and have had no issues at all. I've done clean installs of Linux three times with the desktop. ...
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How to fix or remove a broken kernel (Ubuntu 20.04)

I got a new laptop and installed Ubuntu on it, the touchpad didn't work, so I followed instructions here: IdeaPad 5 15are05 - elan touchpad not working on 20.04 nor on 18.04 and installed a custom ...
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Ubuntu freezes after just starting [duplicate]

I bought a new laptop (Dell G3 15 3590 with nvidia graphics card (incase that is causing any issues)). I tried to dual boot ubuntu (on the same SSD where I have windows) using this video: video After ...
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Can't finish booting and logging in to Ubuntu 18.04, says “Not listed?”

This is what my screen shows, I tried multiple times, but every time, it just stagnated here. It worked last night, and I don't know what happens. I can't even move the cursor. The text in the center ...
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Ubuntu crashes after logging in and opening some applications

Everything went smooth until today . I am new to Ubuntu . I have been using Ubuntu 19.10 for 5 months. Let me explain my problem . I was using brave browser . For my online classes i wanted to record ...
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How to resize an etx4 partition on Ubuntu Server 20.04

I have a 1TB IronWolf drive in my server, my OS is installed on a M.2 drive so this 1TB drive is solely for data. This morning I decided I just wanted to use the whole drive for Time machine backup ...
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Unable to boot from OS partitions [closed]

Have windows10 OS and usb with Linux Mint,Ubuntu and Zorin OS. The linux OSs have been installed into partitions EXT4 in SSD Laptop ASUS, Windows was pre-installed. Both Windows and USB can be found ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 stuck on /dev/sda4:clean, ..files…blocks

i have dual booted ubuntu and windows pc ,during nvidia drivers change ,my pc stuck at black screen on reboot , I tried various things like purging nvidia and reinstalling but none seems to work ...
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Black screen when booting Ubuntu. Recovery mode not working

Am I dual-booting Ubuntu 20.04 with Windows 10 Pro version 2004. Boot mode is UEFI and I used the "Install Alongside Windows" option. It worked well before. I have Ubuntu moved down below ...
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Slow boot on 20.04 dual booted with Windows 10

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed alongside Windows 10 on my Dell G3-3579 laptop. Ubuntu takes a very long time (around 2 minutes) to boot compared to around 10 seconds on Windows 10. I have tried 16.04, ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from flash drive (Xubuntu)

So far I've tried creating a bootable usb flash drive with ubuntu's own tool "Startup Disk Creator", Unetbootin, and the dd command. Nothing worked. I even tried booting with grub rescue and ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 18.04 that's permanently installed on USB flash drive

So I got a new laptop at work and instead of creating a dual boot system, I bought a 256 GB USB drive and permanently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it. To boot it, I now just hit F12 during boot (Dell ...
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Why is GRUB writing so much?

I'm trying to write a custom backup software. This is made a bit complicated by GRUB using blocks that are not part of any label or partition. So I researched a little. I wrote zeroes all over a disk, ...
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Is fstrim only for SSD?

my system was taking a really long time to boot. I discovered that through "systemd-analyze blame" I could find out what was causing all that delay. It was fstrim.service. Researching about ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external drive for someone else, from inside Ubuntu

This may sound a stupid question, but this is something I'm not finding obvious documentation for. I'm running Ubuntu on my laptop. Someone has given me an old HD, currently in an external case, and I ...
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Editing the grub.cfg file in Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm new to Linux but I'm following this tutorial to build my own operating system: Write your own Operating System in 1 hour at the end of the first video, I need to edit the grub.cfg file by adding ...
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Loading kernel every time I turn on my laptop

Yesterday I got an update package from ubuntu, during installation the laptop completely shut down. After that I have to manually load my kernel first with these commands: ''' set prefix=(hd1,gpt5)/...
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I am not able to open Ubuntu while I switch on my laptop [closed]

I am not able to open the system. Kindly check the image showing when the system gets on:
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How to solve grub bootloader problem?

Recently i switched from windows to Ubuntu, i tried to follow a tutorial to install Ubuntu and there were some difference between the disk partitions in the tutorial and my disk and i ignored the ...
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At what points does Ubuntu add entries to the UEFI boot list? How to prevent it?

Ubuntu adds ubuntu to the UEFI boot list (it can be queried with efibootmgr). Does this only happen during initial setup of Ubuntu or does this also happen during some other time? If so, how can I ...
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What could be causing the kernel panic during ubuntu installation?

I used to use a lot my laptop which i installed Ubuntu on, then when I got a better desktop pc with windows pre-installed, so I tried to put the hard drive of my laptop and boot it in my desktop, ...
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Help! - Turned off perfectly working Kubuntu 19.10 and ended in the boot-loop whent turning back on

Friday morning I was leaving my home and turned off my computer, working all in order. Today (Sunday) afternoon i tried to boot it up and got an endless boot loop: RAID screen, BIOS screen, black ...
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I'm trying to create a bootable ubuntu stick but Rufus keeps repeating the same section again and again

I've followed the process of downloading required files and have been trying for hours to complete this process bur Rufus just keeps looping . Whenever I get to the end of copying the iso files it ...
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a problem in grub bootloader

I'm a new Linux user and I'm facing an annoying problem with my customized grub boot-loader, suddenly after running the OS for a while -maybe two days or a week- my PC stack in keep repeating this ...
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BUG Black Screen At Boot Time

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, with Linux 4.15.0-1087-oem. Notebook model: DELL LATITUDE 7400. No discrete video card. The problem appeared suddenly and recently, probably after a system update. First, the ...
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Creating .iso file w/ Ubuntu with /boot,/var and /etc only

A totally newbie on Linux and I choose Ubuntu. I have a side project which I decide to create a server with Ubuntu. I already created it but I have a problem on minimizing it. I see an .iso file which ...
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Will installing on external SSD partition affect any of the other partitions? [duplicate]

Several newbie questions on installing to an external SSD: Can I install Ubuntu on a external SSD parition without it affecting any of the other partitions? Will I still be able to access those ...
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Slow startup: xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: Timeout while waiting for setup device command

I am facing slow startups here on a fresh 18.04.4 LTS installation. This slow startup seems to be caused by the USB kernel infrastructure hitting some timeout while trying to initialize. I have ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 keeps stuck on loading screen

I have a ThinkPad T450 and installed Ubuntu 19.10 on it, along with a grub boot loader. Sometimes when I try to boot it, it keeps stuck on the loading screen, other times it works just fine. I already ...
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Trying to boot into Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have followed the steps to run the BootRepair tool, and it gave this Boot Repair Summary: ============================= Boot Repair Summary ============================== Error code 32 mount -r /...

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