I reinstalled Elementary and after install it asks me to restart, and when it restarts a blank screen. I clicked esc, arrow down and up as suggested in other threads, no help. I reinstalled it the second time, maybe something went wrong. Same result. Then I reinstalled it with USB drive because the first two install was from DVD. Same result. I was able to install Elementary couple of months ago and I'm using the same (latest) image. What am I doing wrong? Why am I getting the blank screen and how can I fix it?

Update: 4th installation with the same result, tried to untick some options at the installation process (like third party software), it did not help.


Have you tried installing with the default partitioning option? I had the same issue with Loki 0.4.1 until I used the default "erase everything" option and it installed fine.

I had separate ext4 partitions for /, /home and swap. Also tried adding a separate /boot but that didn't help either. The default option creates the following scheme:

$ sudo fdisk -l
Disklabel type: dos
Device      Boot    Size    Type
/dev/sda1   *       57.7G   Linux
/dev/sda2           2G      Extended
/dev/sda5           2G      Linux swap / Solaris

I don't know what the deal is with sda2 because it's not mounted and does not show up with blkid:

$ sudo blkid
/dev/sda1:  TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5:  TYPE="swap"

I wonder if it's a bug in the installer, I will investigate further and update the answer.

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