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How to fix an Ubuntu Linux PC if it won't boot

You boot up, prepare for work, edit a document, mix a composition, or just play a game ... but something goes wrong.

Ubuntu won't boot.

As reliable as Linux in general and Ubuntu in particular is, it is sad sometimes that there are problems, just like Windows 10 or Mac OS. In most cases, you can work around this. Let's see how. (These steps are intended for Ubuntu users, but can generally be applied to other Linux operating systems as well.)

1. Can you access the GRUB boot loader?

GRUB is the boot loader that ensures that the selected operating system starts. All installed operating systems including Windows are included on a dual boot computer. Installing Windows alongside Ubuntu can cause the bootloader to be overwritten, causing problems when booting Ubuntu.

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To check the GRUB boot loader, restart your PC while holding down SHIFT. You should now see a list of installed operating systems, a menu that can be navigated with the arrow keys. If not, the problem is that the GRUB boot loader is damaged or overwritten. Repairing the boot loader is the only solution (if you double boot you can still access Windows).

Note: If you see the GRUB boot loader, skip to the next section.

Repair the GRUB boot loader

If GRUB doesn't load, you can use the Ubuntu installation CD or a USB stick to fix it. Restart the computer with the disc inserted and wait for it to load. You may need to change the boot order of your computer in the system BIOS. How to change the boot order on your PC (so that you can boot from USB) How to change the boot order on your PC (How to boot from USB) Learn how to change the boot order of your computer. It's important to troubleshoot problems and make adjustments, and it's a lot easier than you think. Read on to make sure the hard drive boots. Make a note of the startup order before you change it!

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This will install the boot repair tool and run it after the last instruction. Wait for the system to scan, then select the option Recommended repair Possibility. Notice that there is one Expanded options Here you can choose a default operating system, hard drive or partition, and other useful settings. click Apply when done you should now be able to restart your PC and boot into Ubuntu or as an option in the GRUB boot loader menu.

Try a dedicated boot CD

As an alternative to running the installation disk, you can try a dedicated rescue disk, such as: B. a boot repair disk that you can download from Sourceforge. For best results (especially on Windows 8/10), write this to a USB device rather than a CD / DVD.

This boot CD is essentially the boot repair program described above, but on its own bootable medium. So the instructions are the same - it's just a faster fix.

2. GRUB boot loader menu recovery

If you can see the boot loader, you don't need to do any of the above. There is a recovery tool built into Ubuntu that you can use to solve the problem.

Look for in the boot loader menu Advanced options for Ubuntu, Then select the entry attached with (Recovery Mode) and use the arrow keys to select it. Tap Enter continue and wait while Ubuntu boots in a stripped down version. If you've ever used Windows Safe Mode to boot into Windows 10, you can use Windows 10 Mode in Safe Mode. Safe mode is a built-in troubleshooting feature that allows you to troubleshoot problems in the root directory without unnecessary application intervention. There are several ways you can access Safe Mode even if Windows 10 won't start. Read More

There are several options for repair available here. The three that you should try are:

  1. Fsck - This is the file system check tool that will scan the hard drive and repair any errors it finds.
  2. clean - Use this option to free up space. This is useful when Ubuntu cannot boot because of insufficient hard drive space.
  3. dpkg - You can use it to repair defective software packages. Failed software installations or updates can cause problems booting Ubuntu. Your repair should solve the problem.

If Ubuntu has never booted, you should also try the failsafeX tool. Graphics drivers or a problem with the Xorg graphical server can prevent Ubuntu from starting properly. Use failsafeX to work around this.

Advanced users may select the main menu option to fix the problem manually, provided they know what it is.

3. Reinstall Ubuntu

In case of a terrible mistake that can prove to be time consuming, prefer to just reinstall Ubuntu. You can do this without overwriting your existing files and folders.

Restart the live environment on your Ubuntu CD / DVD or USB drive and begin the installation. The installer will detect an existing Ubuntu instance and give you the option to reinstall Ubuntu. Look for the option that says “Keeping documents, music, and other personal files…” In most cases, installed software will be retained as well.

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Once the reinstallation is complete, Ubuntu should be operational again.

Notice that Delete and install Ubuntu This option is not recommended if other options are not followed.

4. Replace your faulty hardware

Another cause of Ubuntu failing to boot is faulty hardware. This is usually a problem for hard drives and their cables, although a problem with the motherboard and processor, or even the power supply, could be the cause of your problems.

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After replacing a failed hard drive, you'll usually have to reinstall Ubuntu from scratch. (Unless you had previously made a full backup of the disc image, in which case it could be restored.)

If Ubuntu won't boot, getting things working again is not necessarily easy. If the GRUB boot loader cannot be repaired, it can take a long time to get you back to a usable computer. Another argument in favor of regular backups or at least the synchronization of your valuable data with the cloud!

Didn't your Ubuntu PC load? How did you fix it Did you fix the bootloader or just start over? Perhaps the bug caused you to give up Linux and delete Ubuntu from your system? Tell us in the comments.

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