I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.02 to 14.04 but when I log in from my Oracle Virtual Machine it boots to the old version (12.02)

So my PC has 2 hard drives. One for Windows and one for Linux. By default it boots to Windows and if I want to run Linux I simply hold F2 upon start up to enter the Bios and boot into Linux from there. Originally I was using Ubuntu 12.02 but upgraded to 14.04. I was also using Oracle VM on my Windows OS to log into Ubuntu via virtual machine. Since I’ve upgraded my Ubuntu version to 14.04, when I attempt to log into Linux via virtual machine, it boots to the Ubuntu 12.02 version, so I cant access any of my files, programs, etc…that exist on my 14.04 version. I would like to be able to access Ubuntu 14.04 from my VM on Windows instead of booting Linux from the Bios every time, but it’s currently pointless as the VM boots to the older version of Ubuntu, which has nothing on it.

Ubuntu boots only after alt + f2 and alt f1

When I start up my ubuntu it freezes on some random jobs like

” Starting GNOME Display Manager ” or ” Starting Hostname Service ” Only after pressing alt + f2 and then alt + f1 it boots up as everything is normal. After like 10 minutes of use it wants to send an empty crash report for an empty program. But it still works okay, it’s just annoying having to always press this buttons on boot. I use Ubuntu 19.04 x64

Ubuntu only boots correctly one out of four times

I have a Lenovo W530 Thinkpad (with an nVidia k2000 GPU). I recently dual booted Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04.

Every time I restart I see the GRUB menu as expected. However, I am only able to boot into Ubuntu one out of about four times. The other 3/4 of the time it just freezes (very annoying).

After pressing enter on Ubuntu one of the following will happen:

  • It freezes on a purple screen (see picture) (this lasts indefinitely) enter image description here

  • It freezes with a cursor blinking very fast in the upper left corner (this lasts indefinitely, happens the most often and sometimes the screen backlight turns off and the cursor still blinks): enter image description here

  • Gibberish about a kernel panic is printed to the screen (this lasts indefinitely, happens least often): enter image description here

In all of these situations pressing ctl + alt + (f1-f12) does nothing.

Because I know nVidia drivers sometimes cause this, here is my graphics drivers setup: enter image description here

I have tried using boot-repair (this makes no difference) and I have tried reinstalling Ubuntu twice (this makes no difference).

Please help this is so annoying.

Thank you

Ubuntu 18.04 only boots in Recovery mode

VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV610/M74 [Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT]

Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic

It’s an iMac, but it’s been running ubuntu for maybe 5 years without serious issue. Not my computer, so I don’t know how this problem started. Where do I even look for clues? Is it definitely a graphics driver? Can I just tell it to use the fallback driver that works in recovery mode?

Intel NUC6 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 and runs Ubuntu just fine. It’s just that this doesn’t happen automatically.

I have only 1 SSD installed; no other SSDs or HDDs or USB drives.

Device: NUC6i5

BIOS Settings

 - BIOS Version: SYSKLI35.86A.0071.* (upgraded after running into this issue with SYSKLI35.86A.0065.*)  - Boot Order / UEFI / UEFI Boot: Disabled (unchecked)  - Boot Order / Legacy / Legacy Boot: Enabled (checked)  - Boot Order / Legacy / Boot Drive Order: SATA Port 2 Samsung SSD  - Boot Priority / UEFI Boot Priority / UEFI Boot: Disabled (unchecked)  - Boot Configuration / UEFI Boot / <All Options, except Boot Network Devices Last> : Disabled (unchecked)  - Boot Configuration / Boot Devices / Internal UEFI Shell: Disabled (unchecked)  - Boot Configuration / Boot Devices / USB: Enabled (checked)  - Boot Configuration / Boot Devices / Optical: Enabled (checked)  - Boot Configuration / Boot Devices / Network Boot: Disabled (unchecked)  - Secure Boot / Config / Secure Boot: Disabled (unchecked) 

I re-installed Ubuntu and manually made the SSD as the Boot Device during installation but still same results. Upgraded to latest BIOS version and still no luck.

Please help.

Apps suddenly stopped starting automatically when my phone boots

I have two apps that I expect to start when I boot my phone: AccuBattery and Weatherbug. A few months ago though, Weatherbug stopped starting automatically, and AccuBattery stopped a couple days ago. I’ve been needing to remember to manually start them when I boot my phone, which is a pain. 

Neither app lists such a change in functionality in their changelogs, and I haven’t done a firmware update that would change how Android functions. 

Does anyone know why these apps stopped starting automatically?

Note 8, Android 9

Mojave can’t be installed but still boots to Installer partition

I downloaded macOS Mojave from the App Store and, upon running it, it told me that my MBP (15-inch, Mid 2010, currently High Sierra) can’t be upgraded to Mojave.

Then it restarted my Mac… into the same installer again. This time, the installer complained of some missing files.

I booted back into my Mac and deleted the .app file, but the boot menu (by pressing Option during boot) are still showing 3 partitions: mac OS Installer, OSX, and Recovery HD—in that order.

The weird thing is, both mac OS Installer and Recovery HD seem to open the same thing—a menu(?) where you can reinstall Lion(!!!).

My question: How do I remove mac OS Installer from the boot menu? Or, at least, reorder the menu so that OSX comes first.

I read on the internet to rerun the installer and cancel it there—well, I’ve deleted the file so I have to download it again, but now App Store prevents me from downloading it (“This version of macOS 10.14.5 cannot be installed on this computer.”—I know! Why didn’t you say so last time!)