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I created a Bootable usb for elementary os using etcher however when I try to boot from it on my Lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon (gen 7) it gets stuck at a black screen after selecting try elementary OS without installing from the grub. I tried the same usb stick on another laptop and it was able to bootup properly. I have turned off secure boot on my lenovo x1 carbon. Also, I have previously installed Ubuntu and manjaro on the same machine successfully. I don't know why elementary OS is running into issues.

Update: Tried with 'nomodeset', tried different software like Rufus, UnetBootin and Etcher to create bootable.

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Can you try to boot using a parameter nomodeset. Select 'Try elementary os without installing' and press 'e' on you keyboard. Then edit the line containing quiet splash so it became quiet splash nomodeset --- and then Ctrl+x to boot with this parameter.

There is a similar question here, so this one is a duplicate. You should avoid that.

  • Tried nomodeset it doesn't work, failed with same result. I remember using nomodeset for Laptops with Nvidia GPUs. However, Lenovo thinkpad x1 c doesn't have one. – Prasad Madhale Nov 10 '19 at 1:09
  • I see a lot of people complain about that newer laptops cannot boot with elementary live usb.. I do not know if yours is a new one but nomodeset is not only for Nvidia graphic cards - the nomodeset parameter instructs the kernel to not load video drivers and use BIOS modes(low resolution) instead until X is loaded. >> askubuntu.com/a/716966/730454 – Bo rislav Nov 10 '19 at 1:32

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