after installing Elementary OS , reboot my laptop ( To start running the operating system supposedly) and I get a black screen with this message:

[ Minimal BASH -like line editing is supported. for the first word , TAB lists possible command completions . Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device / filename . ]

Actually I am a rookie , but I'm sure I did everything right . In fact , I could successfully install and run Ubuntu .

I really hope your help, Thank you

  • Ubuntu ? Is it dual boot ? What are the OS in your system?
    – Ravan
    Commented Oct 26, 2015 at 4:18

1 Answer 1


To solve this problem use this thread,

  1. Boot from live USB

  2. Identify the partition of elementary OS

  3. Open terminal and run the commands:

    (Replace sda2 with your partition )

    sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
    for i in /sys /proc /run /dev; do sudo mount --bind "$i" "/mnt$i"; done
    sudo chroot /mnt

    If you got errors then (this is optional):

    grub-install /dev/sda

    Finally ;

    sudo reboot  


  • Either from an Ubuntu live-session or from your installed Ubuntu session (if you can access it)

Open terminal and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair

reference here

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