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  1. #11
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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by patchin View Post
    It says (initramfs)
    You aren't in Ubuntu. There's a boot failure. At this point, just reinstall, wipe the OS completely. There isn't any easy fix we can talk you through as a beginner. Whereas an install should be 12 minutes.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

    There are instructions for Windows, OSX, and Linux systems. If all you have is this machine, you'll need a friend's machine to make an install flash drive. A 4G flash drive should be enough. It will be completely wiped. USB, SDHC whatever slots your laptop has should work. I often boot my laptops from an SDHC slot to try new releases out. USB2 or USB3 flash can work too. If USB3 doesn't work, try the USB2 port on the machine. It will be a little slower, but that really doesn't matter for emergency needs like this.

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    It sounds as if you bought the Dell with Ubuntu already installed and if this is the case and you have not yet managed to start Ubuntu you should go back to the seller and get them to fix it.

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    If preinstalled Ubuntu, systems usually have a recovery method.
    With Ubuntu it often is then a copy of the ISO that you can boot from grub.

    If you press f12 to you get a UEFI boot menu.
    Or press escape during Dell logo and get a grub boot menu?
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    That's the best advice I got thanks

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by patchin View Post
    That's the best advice I got thanks
    What was?

    It will help others to know which suggestion worked.

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Getting on to the seller

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    What was?

    It will help others to know which suggestion worked.
    Problem was indeed in the BIOS settings.

    System Configuration --> SATA Operation Changed RAID to AHCI.

    Bingo.

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Great news!

    Please mark as SOLVED from the Thread Tools menu up-top if this is now solved to your satisfaction. It is a great help to other users searching the forum.

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    That means something got messed up in while installation. Obtain another copy of Ubuntu from the website ( https://ubuntu.com/download ) and select "Ubuntu Desktop". Then install it onto the system.

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    in post #17 he says it's now fixed by a change in BIOS settings....
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