Ubuntu :: Booting Usb Directly To Desktop?

Jul 15, 2010

Is there a way to modify my ubuntu 10.04 bootable usb drive so that it will boot directly to a desktop without first stopping at the screen offering to install to the hard drive?

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Ubuntu :: Booting W7 Directly From Grub?

Jul 8, 2011

I installed Ubuntu on w7 using Wubi and I set in w7 that it on startup automatically boots Grub without asking. Now when I am in Grub and when I select Windows 7 (loader) it goes black and returns to Grub so I cant boot w7 at all.

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Ubuntu :: Booting Directly Into Terminal?

Jul 9, 2010

i'm running 9.10. For no reaso whatsoever that I can fathom, ubuntu now boots directly to a terminal. I use startx to get to the desktop, but if i do that, after a short while, the screen will go black and then ubuntu will take me to the GUI log-in screen. I noticed that I'f I was using firefox I would have to go into system monitor to kill the process before I could restart the browser. I also noticed while doing this that most processes seem to be running twice.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Booting Directly From An Iso?

Mar 9, 2010

I've used Ubuntu for a couple of years now, and it is by far my favorite operating system. Although, I am now reluctantly switching to Windows 7, due to lack of support for the Apple Airport Extreme.

My CD drives are incapable of recognizing the DVD that I burned of Windows 7.

My only other option now seems to be to boot directly from the Windows 7 iso that I have.

I am using Ubuntu 9.10.

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Ubuntu :: Is Possible Booting Directly Into Failsafe Mode

Nov 26, 2010

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a machine with a dodgey graphics card. This machine will break on normal graphics mode but run fine in failsafe graphics mode. I need this machine to be able to be controlled remotely and this is where the problem comes in.

If this machine is being controlled remotely, it may need to be rebooted remotely. Rebooting it into failsafe mode at the moment consists of two prompts: one to put it into failsafe, and the other to "keep it for one session". Does anyone know how to reconfigure Grub or whatever else so it will automatically go into Failsafe Graphics mode without any user interaction? (BTW, where it asked me to "keep for one session" or "reconfigure now", I clicked reconfigure and it didn't do anything. So I need to do it manually)

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Fedora :: System Is Not Booting Directly From DVD

Sep 2, 2010

I have windows XP with my system, I downloaded Fedora 13 X86.iso image from bit torrent.also GPG keys in this image are 0 byte size. I burned it drectly to DVD. but sytem is not booting directly from DVD even though i changed bootup setup priority to DVD.

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Ubuntu :: Directly Booting Into Tty1 / Changing Server Via The Terminal And Restore Gdm?

Apr 12, 2011

I was experimenting with new splash screens in the plymouth manager when my ubuntu stopped loading into the gnome desktop. Ive tried to search for some solutions over the internet but i cant seem to find any. and to top it all of, the server from which i used to get updates from seems to have stopped running.i need help in changing my server via the terminal and to help restore my gdm.

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Ubuntu :: Play Video Directly Inside Desktop?

Mar 30, 2010

i want to watch music videos, etc but i want them to play (not in a window) inside the desktop like in a predefined area... is this possible?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Customization Of 10.04 Livecd - Going Directly To Desktop

May 20, 2010

The new 10.04 livecd diverts to a dialog asking if you want to go to livecd or install, which makes sense (shifting the choice away from grub, etc). However, I want to go directly to desktop: does anyone know exactly where in the boot process this diversion happens? I have a suspicion that it happens before the autologin, or somewhere thereabouts, but I haven't found anything after poking around initrd.lz. where to find the script that invokes the dialog?

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Fedora :: How To Open Window Directly In Desktop?

Nov 23, 2010

With kde I can configure windows to "force" them always open in a specific desktop. I set firefox to open in desktop 1, openoffice in desktop 2, amsn in 3 and konsole in desktop 4.How can I do the same in Gnome?I'm using gnome 2.30 on Fedora 13.

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OpenSUSE :: Directly Enable 11.3 X64 KDE Desktop Effects

Feb 13, 2011

I've a question about KDE desktop effects. How do I directly enable KDE desktop effects in KDE? Now I have to enable Gnome desktop effects, then KDE desktop effects will be enabled. When I select "enable desktop effects" and press "OK" in KDE, it will tell me "... X configuration ..." something. What the hell is that? I never met this problem in Gnome. Is it a KDE's bug?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Open A Window/application Directly In A Desktop?

Nov 23, 2010

In kde I can configure windows to "force" them always open in a specific desktop. I set firefox to open in desktop 1, openoffice in desktop 2, amsn in 3 and konsole in desktop 4.How can I do the same in Gnome?

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OpenSUSE :: Add Program Launcher Directly From The Menu To KDE Desktop

Jul 15, 2011

I have opensuse 11.4 with KDE. How to add a program launcher directly from the menu to the KDE desktop, but not as a widget?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Put A Link On The Desktop That Points Directly To The Shared Folder On The Server?

Mar 25, 2011

I created a lab of 15 PCs connected to a server using samba. Everything works fine, but it's possible put a link on the desktop that points directly to the shared folder on the server?

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Debian :: Boot Directly To Desktop Without Bringing Up Login Screen?

Mar 30, 2011

How can I boot Debian 6 directly into the desktop without bringing up the login screen or login password?

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: When Booting Directly To XBMC Get "Failed To Initialize Audio Device"

Jun 10, 2011

have an OpenSuSE 11.4 (Linux with XBMC (10.1) installed.During installation of SuSE, I've created a user called "xbmc" and enabled autologin for this user. After XBMC have been installed I added the following to /home/xbmc/.xinitrc - "exec /usr/bin/ck-launch-session /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/xbmc --standalone -fs"... so far so good - everything is perfectly fine..... or at least almost - when trying to play some musik I get the message "Failed to initialize audio device, Check your Audio Settings"... but if I close XBMC, log in to Gnome as root, open a terminal an su to user "xbmc" and start xbmc from commandline it works if I choose "Internal Analog Audio" in System -> System -> Audio Output. Now the spooky/funny parts appears... I check the options in Audio Output I see the following:

With Autologin:

HDA Intel Defaults


When returning to auto-login - it stops working again... By the way - to be sure that it wasn't a rights-problem, I ended up changing the UID for the "xbmc"-user to "0" to ensure root-privilegies

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Ubuntu :: Booting Up To Just Desktop?

May 12, 2010

I boot up the system and it comes to the desktop with NO icons or menus, sometimes it has a mouse curser.. I am still rather new to the whole Linux thing.. But, I do like it better than W****S..

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Ubuntu :: App For Booting Into Windows From Desktop?

Jan 29, 2011

Is there an application for booting into windows with just a click directlyfrom the desktop in ubuntu without having to reboot and make a choice in GRUB? From what I've heard, the laptops from dell that ships with a ubuntu netbook edition has a choice in the power menu for booting into windows. Is there a similar program available to the public?

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Ubuntu :: Xubuntu Not Booting Desktop?

Mar 1, 2011

Ubuntu doesn't load. While booting, it displays an error message saying some of the lists in ipblock couldn't be loaded, followed by a red-coloured "[fail]". Then, the screen goes black and shows nothing more. So, how do I stop ipblock from starting at startup (from the command line)?

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Ubuntu :: Install 10.10 On Desktop From Usb It Hangs When Booting

Oct 30, 2010

i m trying to install ubuntu 10.10 on my desktop from usb it hangs when booting so i cant even install it and if i try a diffrent flash drive does nothing but the odd thing when i use unet-bootin it boots up but i get an error on the install Note: i am on 64bit os and my only option is usb

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Ubuntu :: Boot Into Terminal Rather Then Booting Into The GUI Desktop?

Aug 2, 2011

I have a question..Is there a way I can boot into terminal rather then booting into the GUI desktop?? Then do a "startx" command if i need to go into the GUI desktop.

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Ubuntu :: Get The Delay From Booting Into Gnome To Actually Getting Up Desktop?

Jun 15, 2010

get the delay from booting into gnome to actually getting up your desktop? Mine seems to boot, come to a purple background with a pointer, then after a while of waiting the panels and my actual background loads. Just wandering if anyone else gets the same. Edit > Happens regardless of what drivers i use for graphics so it's not an issue of open/closed drivers.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Xp Cd Is Not Booting There In The Desktop?

Mar 6, 2010

In my home desktop there are 2 partitions for windows xp and redhat enterprise linux 5 server.Right now windows got corrupted and it needs to reinstall,but whenever i insert the windows xp cd it is not booting

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Ubuntu :: Still Show Booting Screen, Cannot Enter Desktop?

Sep 18, 2010

I have done something fatal with my Ubuntu, that is in terminal I type: sudo apt-get remove gdm, then I delete usr/share/bin/gdm, when I reboot appear message that I must configure graphical manually, then I choose enter x-konsole or terminal, in the x-konsole I type: sudo apt-getinstall gdm, then I reboot use live CD, then Icopy usr/share/bin/gdm from live CD to harddisk. Then when I restart use harddisk, booting screen Ubuntu always continuous display and can not enter desktop.

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Ubuntu Servers :: How To Disable Startup For Desktop During Booting System?

Apr 26, 2010

How can I disable the startup for ubuntu's desktop during booting the system?I would like to start it manually.I tried to remove the /etc/init.d/gdm file but no help.

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OpenSUSE :: Launch Application In Desktop N When Booting

May 24, 2010

This has probably been asked about before.... I would like to start apps in desktop 2, 3 and 4. To start apps during boot, I use two different methods: The .xinitrc file in /home/dan works fine under: "Add your own lines here..." Startup Applications in Gnome | System works well as well. Here, I can enter nautilus /dir and nautilus starts up just fine in that directory. But as I mentioned, I have yet to find a way to direct the program to run in a different desktop other than #1.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Beta Desktop - Install With Wubi Without Booting Up From The Drive?

Apr 1, 2011

I put Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Desktop Beta 1 on a flash drive using 7-zip and am trying to install it on a (this is all I know about it) an HP G71 laptop, but when I hit Esc (as instructed) to interrupt the boot process, when I hit USB DEVICE, It starts up with Windows.Is there a way to do a basic install with wubi without booting up from the drive?!?!?!?!

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Fedora X86/64bit :: Get Back To Proper Booting/desktop?

Apr 25, 2010

I've installed some updates for Fedora 12 x64 and now I don't get the desktop, but a flashing cursor and no boot. After forcing a reboot it says something like "interrupting smolt update" and then shuts down. How do I get back to proper booting/desktop?

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Ubuntu :: Error Called Acer-wmi While Booting Into Desktop Machine Installed With 9.10 Version

Jan 7, 2010

As i came across with booting error called acer-wmi while booting into my desktop machine,insatlled with ubuntu 9.10 version.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Nvidia Booting - Automatically Boot To The Gdm/desktop After Updated Gpu Driver?

Oct 11, 2010

Hey everyone I'm pretty new to ubuntu/linux so please bear with me . I recently installed 10.10 on my new htpc. The initial install went great, until I went to install the updated driver for my graphics card. What I did was I downloaded the driver off of nvidia. Then I did these steps:

1. ctrl-alt-f1

2. logged in

3. sudo services gdm stop

4. I then located the driver package that I downloaded and ran it, it seemed to install fine (except for an error about some install script? but it let me proceed)

5. sudo services gdm start

It went to the gdm/ubuntu desktop. However I then connected it via HDMI, and the resolution was way off (top bar was not even displayed on TV) and I tried many different settings but no luck in fixing it. Next after restarting it did not automatically boot to the gdm/desktop. Instead it stayed at the command line login (the ctrl-alt-f1 screen).

tl;dr : 1. How to make it automatically boot to the gdm/desktop after I updated my gpu driver

2. How to fix the resolution for HDMI from my gpu to my TV. (DVI works fine

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General :: After Booting Logging Into The User A/c - Gives A Blank Screen With The Desktop Wallpaper

Jan 8, 2011

I just put on my Linux PC now and after booting logging into the user a/c, it just gives a blank screen with the desktop wallpaper - no menu's or anything, so there's pretty much nothing I can do. I know I had removed the menu and replaced it with the dock (awn dock or something).

However, I can log in as root and root works fine (so I'm doing the update at the moment).

Coming back to my question, I used to know an Ubuntu command which I put in as sudo (terminal)and it used to work like a magic command which would literally restore and repair my linux installation - I even used it when I bought a new system and transferred my linux hard drive from my previous machine to the new one and this one command actually setup and prepared my linux installation to work smoothly in my new PC - just one command after connecting my h/drive in the new PC.

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Ubuntu :: Booting After Installation (Dual Booting With Vista) - Error: No Such Devide Found

Jun 24, 2010

i decided to install ubuntu in my PC,i downloaded the .ISO image and i installed it in my USB. After trying it and all that i observed that i really liked it and i decided to formally install it to my computer in the hard drive. When i reached the partition thing,i selected to dual boot with Vista and select between each them in every startup,when i clicked FORWARD it gave me an error which i did not read(because,again im a noob) so i clicked cancel.

Today i wanted to go through the process again and now really install it,so again i went to the time zone part and i clicked forward but then,instead of taking me straight to the partition phase,it appeard a window saying "The installer has detected that the following disks have mounted partitions: /dev/sda ...." I clicked yes,to unmount this partitions so it took me to the partition thing,once there i selected the option to install Ubuntu with Vista and select between them i neach startup,then i clicked forward and went to the username/computer name process,once i finished i continued to the next part,the installation,but i selected to import all of my WIndows VIsta default user data,after that i clicked forward and went to the installation process,i went down stairs to eat soemthing while it finishes,i came back and it was finished,it asked me to reboot so i clicked in Restart Now.

When it tried to boot,appeared an error saying: Error: no such devide found: #################### Grub load(or something like that) grub rescue: and it was a command line,since there i havent been able to boot into vista or Ubuntu,im really scared because is the first thing related to OS installing ive done,so i booted my USB and ran the trial and right now im trying to find out what to do from that trial version.
I just went to the INSTALL UBUNTU 10.04 LTS application under the System>Administration Menu and found out that in the partition phase the Install and allow to select between both systems in eahc startup option,i dont know what to do,i foudn out that my HD has still all its data(MUsic/Videos/Folders/Programs/ect.)its just that i cannot boot from it. Also in GParted it appears as /dev/sda1/ and a warning icon besides it,also when i go into information, thers this warning there [URL]

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General :: Booting Live Cd Of Fedora 15 / Change Argument During Booting Mode?

Jun 1, 2011

I am in a situation to boot fedora 15 live cd in to command line mode, not graphical mode, for some testing purpose. how to change argument during booting mode

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Ubuntu :: Slow Booting Of BIOS When Booting?

Jan 18, 2010

I've been searching the forums for any posts that cover my problem, but most of the booting problems I've found are different from mine.Anywho, the situation:ell laptop, 2 partitions, first is Windows XP, second is Ubuntu Karmic.Whenever I turn on my computer the first loading screen that shows up (is this the BIOS? Excuse my little knowledge of this stuff), before GRUB loads, is really slow. It takes about a minute to load.However, whenever I restart from my XP partition, it suddenly loads fast! And this does not happen when restarting from my Ubuntu partition or anything

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Ubuntu :: Directly Cloning Old HDD To New One?

Mar 28, 2010

I was wondering how can I clone old hdd to new hdd directly. Is this right procedure?
sda is new hdd
sdb is old hdd

sudo sfdisk /dev/sda < sudo sfdisk -d /dev/sdb
cloning ntfs partitions.(X are ntfs partitions)

sudo ntfsclone --overwrite /dev/sdaX /dev/sdbX
cloning other partitions.

sudo dd if=/dev/sdbX of=/dev/sdaX bs=8MB

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Ubuntu :: Boots Directly But Not In A VM?

Jun 29, 2011

This is probably more of a VMware problem than an Ubuntu problem, but I am hoping that perhaps someone else running Ubuntu has experienced this and/or has insight.I have a dual-boot system running Win 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 (Both 64-bit).installed VMware Player in Windows 7 and created a virtual machine which should use the partition that Ubuntu is installed on. When I try to run the VM, the "bios" screen goes by and then I get an error message stating that "a virtual cpu has entered the shutdown state." I have tried changing the boot order to boot from cd-rom first and with the ubuntu cd in the drive, the vm will boot from cd and run. Note that I do run VMware Player as an administrator so that it should be allowed to access the hardware directly.

I have tried googling for this and searching VMware communities but pretty much all I find is relative to attempts to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard.Any help would be appreciated.(Note that I have a coworker who has done this successfully and we have compared notes and nothing is popping out as different from a basic configuration standpoint. We do however have different hardware as we are talking Dell Latitude Laptop (him) vs. Lenovo X201 Tablet (Me), both pretty new)

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Ubuntu :: Upgrade 8.04 Directly To 9.10?

Apr 26, 2010

Is it possible to upgrade 8.04 directly to 9.10 without 8.10 and 9.04 ?

All manuals said that i should pass all version, but I don't want, because it will take too long.

What is the best way? Just burn 9.10 and install it without thinking?

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General :: Not Booting Through Nfsroot But Booting Properly Through Flash

Jan 6, 2011

I am using a linux kernel 2.6.36 using mips architecture. I have succesfully booted the machine through Flash memory, but it is not booting through nfs. It is getting stuck at the stage where the image starts loading. In short the vmlinux.img file is being copied properly to nfsroot but the image is not loading.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade Directly From 9.04 To 10.04?

Sep 5, 2010

I did not upgrade my system when the 9.10 version was released but I'd like to do it now. The update manager gives me 9.10 as the only available option...this would mean I have to upgrade my system twice...is there any way to upgrade directly to 10.4 without passing through 9.10?

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Ubuntu :: Run Directly From Cd Without Installing It On Disk?

May 9, 2010

I wanted to know if one could work on ubuntu without installing it on hard disk, that is, directly from cd.

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