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Old 09-16-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
Judith K
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Question booting up/starting my computer, I need to go to Ubuntu Recovery to fix it


Hi, I upgraded my desktop to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty and in order to use my computer I need to press F11, which takes me to Ubuntu recovery and I guess this is called booting up the computer. Why is it doing this? I am a User of Ubuntu-Linux which are great.
 
Old 09-16-2014, 11:15 AM   #2
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Welcome to Linux questions!

Was this an upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 via the update manager or a fresh install?
What messages are on the screen that cause you to hit F11? The more that you give us the better the answer.

Play Bonny!

 
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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Smile I upgraded from 12.10, and was asked to upgrade to 13.??, another

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Welcome to Linux questions!

Was this an upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 via the update manager or a fresh install?
What messages are on the screen that cause you to hit F11? The more that you give us the better the answer.

Play Bonny!

Hi Soadyheid
I upgraded from 12.04, to 12.10, and was asked to upgrade to the 13.04, 13.10, and I just flew such as downloaded the 13.__'s then downloaded the 14.10 Trusty and thought maybe go shopping in the Ubuntu store and download Gnome boot thing. Sorry for my jargon, I understand it hopefully you can figure out my jargon.
 
Old 09-16-2014, 11:48 AM   #4
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I upgraded from 12.04, to 12.10, and was asked to upgrade to the 13.04, 13.10, and I just flew such as downloaded the 13.__'s then downloaded the 14.10 Trusty and thought maybe go shopping in the Ubuntu store and download Gnome boot thing. Sorry for my jargon, I understand it hopefully you can figure out my jargon
It's not really clear how or why you did this. Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 are still supported while none of the other releases are. 12.04 and 14.04 are long term releases and if you had 12.04 installed, you could directly upgrade to 14.04 with no need for the in between short releases.

Did you upgrade to 12.10, then 13.04 at different times in the past? In your last post you mention upgrading to 14.10. Is that a typo, because 14.10 has not been released and is still in the testing stage. Did you upgrade from within the earlier Ubuntu? You mention downloading so I'm wondering if you downloaded new Ubuntu iso files or just selected to upgrade from within Ubuntu System Settings.

If this is your only operating system, you probably won't see a boot menu and it should boot directly to Ubuntu without needing to hit the F11 or any other key.

You will probably need to clarify a few things and post more details about your setup. Going to the site below and downloading and running the bootinfoscript will provide enough details for someone to do more than guess. Make sure you read the instructions before beginning.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/
 
Old 09-16-2014, 07:13 PM   #5
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There are probably a lot of gotcha's waiting to bite!

If you have a separate /home, I would just do a replacement install of 14.04.
Take backups first & do not format your /home during the new install.
 
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:55 AM   #6
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Smile Thank-you

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There are probably a lot of gotcha's waiting to bite!

If you have a separate /home, I would just do a replacement install of 14.04.
Take backups first & do not format your /home during the new install.
Thank-you Jeremy for your advice, hopefully this will work. When I did try to download 14.04 I had to burn a CD then install it to my computer, hopefully the updates also get installed too.
 
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When I did try to download 14.04 I had to burn a CD then install it to my computer, hopefully the updates also get installed too.
I hope that's a type as the current Ubuntu iso is 981MB which will not fit on a CD but will fit on a DVD. There will be some updates or changes from the 14.04 release in April but not knowing what updates you are referring to, there is no way to tell. The standard procedure after installing is to open a terminal and run: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade.

Ubuntu does a long term release in April of even numbered years and the current 12.04 and 14.04 releases are supported for five years.
The not format your home comment above is if it is on a separate partition which you have not indicated either way but, if you do have a separate, don't format it.
 
  


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