I decided to leave windows and use Linux, but I have a problem - when I installed elementary OS I couldn't boot, a black screen appeared and says "minimal BASH like line editing is supported..." and that is it.

I tried to use boot-repair in a live USB, but it didn't work, here is the info that boot-repair shows me.

I've tried both of these but nothing works, can anyone help me please??

  • In the link answer, which method you followed?
    – Ravan
    Dec 4, 2015 at 16:10
  • HAVE you tried disabling safe boot and UEFI?
    – lf_araujo
    Dec 4, 2015 at 20:21

2 Answers 2

  1. Boot from the Live CD
  2. Open gparted → Right Click on sda1 → Flags: Check boot, quit
  3. Open terminal
  4. Mount partitions

    mkdir ~/efi
    mkdir ~/root
    sudo mount /dev/sda1 ~/efi/
    sudo mount /dev/sda2 ~/root/
  5. Reinstall grub

    sudo grup-install --efi-directory=/home/elementary/efi/ --root-directory=/home/elementary/root/ /dev/sda
  6. Reboot


I had the same problem after installing Freya. I think I solved it by starting boot-repair from a live USB, then opening the advanced options.

I think I unchecked "Restore EFI Backups" and made sure "Reinstall Grub" and "Purge GRUB before reinstalling it were checked"

I was then able to boot. There were lots of GRUB menu items so I installed GRUB customizer and used it to edit the GRUB menu.

I hope this helps.


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