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Chapter 7 : Booting Into Your New Ubuntu System | 1. The Moment of Truth
The Moment of Truth
Your system's first boot on its own power is what electrical engineers
call the "smoke test”.
If you did a default installation, the first thing you should see when you
boot the system is the menu of the grub or possibly
the lilo bootloader.
The first choices in the menu will be for your new Ubuntu system. If you
had any other operating systems on your computer (like Windows) that were
detected by the installation system, those will be listed lower down in the
If the system fails to start up correctly, don't panic. If the installation
was successful, chances are good that there is only a relatively minor
problem that is preventing the system from booting Ubuntu. In most cases
such problems can be fixed without having to repeat the installation.
One available option to fix boot problems is to use the installer's
built-in rescue mode (see the section called "Recovering a Broken System”).
If you had any other operating systems on your computer that were not detected
or not detected correctly, please file an installation report.