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Questions tagged [boot]

Questions about the bootup process in elementary OS. Use this tag if you have trouble booting elementary OS or you have questions about the bootup process.

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Hwmatch.mod gets deleted

After fixing grub boot menu on Juno by copying hwmatch.mod from "/usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/hwmatch.mod" to "/boot/efi/efi/ubuntu" via live USB, I got the grub screen showing for 1 session then hwmatch.mod ...
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Grub issue after installing Elementary alongside Windows 10

Asus Z97-A motherboard, secure boot off. Installing eOS on a dedicated SSD. Windows resides on another separate SSD. Other drives around which contain data. First install would copy the files then ...
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Live Version only for UEFI=on-Computers

I have downloaded Elementary-OS and stored it on an USB-stick.. The stick boots only on a Laptop with UEFI= on. On another Laptop without UEFI I get the message: OS missing. That Laptop boots Ubuntu ...
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Can load Loki on live CD - system restart

I've tried the beta 1, 2 and now the final version of Loki, I always get a system restart when I want to try on live cd. I tried to put on kernel parameter nomodeset, nouveau.modeset=0, acpi=off i915....
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Elementary OS won't restart after installation

I have tried several times (apparently without any error reported) to install E OS but after the installation process is finished my computer (a Lenovo 100S-14IBR ) just won't boot (I tried several ...
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Trying to install elementary os on aero 15x is it possible?

I'm trying to install elementary os on my brand new aero 15x i suspect there is a malfunction between my 1070 max q card and the integrated graphic because the system wont boot after install and stuck ...
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Trying to install from bootable USB - only got black screen with blinking curser

Used Rufus to create bootable USB from downloaded ISO image - chose boot from USB (legacy) and the screen is black with cursor in top left corner blinking for more than 30 min. and nothing happens. ...
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Elementary OS 64bit install on Mac Mini 2.1 won't boot automatically - Help please!

I've successfully installed Elementary OS 0.4.1 64bit on my Mac Mini 2.1. I'm using it right now and I'm very satisfied with it, everything seems to work just fine. Except for one detail: it won't ...
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ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VE Can't Install OS, Goes Straight to TTY1 and Can't Use sudo Commands

I am trying to install Elementary OS on my ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VE. I have disabled fast boot and secure boot in BIOS. I used a 32 GB flash drive and flashed it with the ISO file using Rufus. When I ...
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How can I copy the /boot/ folder and it's contents from the live USB to sda1?

I made school boy when trying to follow the instructions for making a bootable SD card for ArchARM. I think I have either overwritten the boot folder on my primary partition with the ArchARM files or ...
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ACPI Errors Loki

Hi i'm very new to linux. I've been using eOS for quite a month but today after turning on my laptop these errors appear while booting. My touchpad isn't working after that and the only way to ...
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Loki 0.4.1 clean install black screen with cursor after updating

So I had a functional install of Elementary OS for a bit, after an update a lot went wrong (which I will not get into after trying a multitude of fixes that broke more than it fixed) and I did the ...
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Cold Boot into Black Screen

I have a problem since one of the recent updates. Everytime I boot this Macbook it just shows a black screen on the first boot, to "fix" it I have to hold the power button and give it another try. ...
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boot from root of damaged elementary os laptop macbook pro 2013

Elementary OS is the only OS I have installed on my laptop, and after trying to install mint, I cannot boot onto eOS. I can only boot onto grub. I have a usb with mint iso. I want to completely format ...
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Can't install Elementary OS Loki

Hi, I am a "newcomer" on Linux (+ I don't have that tech knowledge). I use my PC only for basic things, no "nerdy" set-ups. I have--------- Ryzen 5 1600 + ASUS TUF B350m Plus Gaming + ...
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Elementary OS fails to boot after install on ACER Aspire 7 laptop

Purchased Loki 0.4.1 last night, burned ISO to USB and installed on brand new ACER Aspire 7 Laptop which came preinstalled with Windows 10. Opted to erase entire drive to install Elementary as I need ...
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I have installation issue while trying to do it on “System76 - Oryx Pro”?

I've donated few $'s and downloaded the "Elementary OS" ISO to install it in my new "System76 - Oryx Pro". I've tried many different ways and could not succeed. Error i am getting is attached here. ...
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Fresh install, cannot log in

I have installed Elementary but cannot log in. The error message that I get is 'Error invalid extent Error you need to load the kernel first. This is my second attempt and I got the same error message ...
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5.0 Juno Beta no boot after install on 2013 MBP Retina

Used dd to write the ISO to USB stick booted from USB chose to boot into the demo did install on wifi with updates and optional software removed stick when prompted rebooted black screen hard shutdown ...
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Boot process stuck at 'Loading initial ramdisk'

I've installed Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki (64 bit) on a Lenovo with Intel Corporation Sky Lake Integrated Graphics. The install process went fine and it generally works great with kernel Linux 4.13.0-32-...
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Boot error: invalid arch independent ELF magic

I have Windows 10 installed on my machine and installed elementary os on a partition on my harddrive -- the installation looked to be successful and I was able to successfully dual boot between ...
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Can't change boot order on Dell?

I followed Elementary's instructions, but there doesn't seem to be a way to change boot order. I've tried all the F keys and Esc, and nothing works. Pressing F2 seems like it should be the one, but it ...
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ACPI errors at boot with kernel 4.17.2 and 4.16

I am having these errors/warnings everytime I boot elementaryos with kernel 4.16 or kernel 4.17.2 on a ideapad 110-15isk with a i3 6006u and no dedicated graphics. Does someone know how to fix them?
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Loki 0.4.1 dualboot with Fedora on LVM

I have installed Elementary OS on my LVM partition alongside Fedora. Since I already have a boot partition with grub installed I skipped the boot-loader installation by running the ubiquity installer ...
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sysctl ipv6 configuration not fully applied

I want to disable ipv6 via sysctl.conf but it looks like the values are somehow being overridden for some interfaces. ipv6 should be disabled: $cat /etc/sysctl.conf /etc/sysctl.d/* | grep ...
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Elementary os stuck at boot logo for a long time

Elementary os takes really long to boot . After selecting elementary os from the grub bootloader it is stuck at the elementary os logo for a minute and 48 seconds. My Pc specifications : Ryzen 5 1600 ...
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os-prober doesn't see my m.2 ssd

when i run fdisk i get the following christian@DixieFlatline:~$ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for christian: Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 232.9 GiB, 250059350016 bytes, 488397168 sectors Units: ...
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i deleted all linux images and the main file system is not properly mounted to live usb /mnt

my problem is exactly same as in https://askubuntu.com/questions/28099/how-to-restore-a-system-after-accidentally-removing-all-kernels except that i'm using elementary os based on ubuntu 16. i tried ...
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Long boot after sing in

I enter password. It's ok. I see empty desktop with only background picture. I wait for about 1-2 minutes and only after it the dock line and high line with time and applications become visible and ...
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Black Screen on Bootup after loading image

I am having problems with elementary OS booting. I have had it installed for about 2 months now on my MacBook Pro. I have a dual boot with macOS and elementary OS, using the rEFIend boot manager. I ...
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Issues with x.systemd-automount

I've just asked this on askubuntu, I hope it's not bad etiquette to repost it here (I'm on eOS). I have this entry in my fstab: UUID=foo /media/bar xfs noauto,x-systemd.automount,nofail,x-systemd....
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Can't boot setup

This comes up when trying to start the setup: I have no idea what those characters at the bottom left mean.
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I have a problem starting Elementary OS

I have successfully installed Elementary OS alongside my primary Windows 8.1. (Laptop - ASUS X202E) But there's no option to launch it anywhere. I can only launch my Windows. (I've checked if the OS ...
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Desktop not coming up & black screen after updates

I installed updates and after the restart, the screen comes up black with a blinking cursor. I can get to terminal by ctrl-alt-F1 and sign in, but all attempts to troubleshoot have failed. This is ...
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After hibernate, elementary OS won't boot

Very new linux user here. So please, don't be harsh on me. I realised I had no hibernate option in elementary OS, so I decided(dont know why) to install it via terminal as sudo apt install hibernate....
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Unable to boot from live-USB: black screen with a white (non-blinking) underscore

I've completely removed the stock OS on my new laptop and successfully reinstalled it with the latest Windows 10 64-bit (Redstone 4) MSDN ISO (erased all partitions, Win10 setup automatically ...
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elementary OS won't boot: displays “reboot and select proper boot device”

I'm installing elementary OS on a Toshiba Satellite l15-b1330 laptop; this laptop was slow with W10 on it, so I opted to format the drive completely and run only elementary OS. However, the ...
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elementary OS Gnu Grub Error

After i install elementary OS when i try to open my computer a menu named by gnu grub shows what And shows me two options if i select the first one it reboots the computer and option menu come again ...
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Not booting after selecting operating system in grub menu

Anyone help me please :( , my Elementary OS not booting after I selecting an operating system in grub list. After click enter to boot on elementary os, I just get a blank screen with nothing in long ...
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elementary os keep filling its dirve automatically … any permanent solution to fix it?

This is a known problem: /boot will run out of space after some time, due to obsolete kernel images. It will only become evident when /boot is on a separate filesystem, as it is the case for encrypted ...
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Switch from Elementary to Ubuntu

So last week I had replaced my OS with Elementary, no duel booting, no partitions, just full on replaced Windows with Elementary. That would be it, except that i'm having some issues running and even ...
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Problems in BOOT

I have a laptop asus n552vw, skylake processor, Geoforce GTX 960M video card, 8MB RAM, when starting the installation process the computer is blocked showing a series of errors, download again ...
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Need to change boot order in an old MacBook Air running only Elementary OS

I want to be able to boot from a USB thumb drive to re-install the Elementary OS. I've installed Elementary OS​ on my old MacBook Air, and it's only a single boot, no dual-boot or Mac OS​ anymore. So ...
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elementaryOS won't start Xorg

So one night I forgot to plug in my laptop with elementaryOS, I closed the lid, and the battery died. After I charged it again, I turned on my laptop and the only thing that I got was a blinking ...
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*ERROR* CPU Pipe B underrun

Today I'm using my laptop, but suddenly my laptop freeze. It's happen usually because it's old laptop with low end spec. Then I force shutdown and restart. Then I open mozilla, and got freeze again. ...
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Login time is very high

There is an issue with my elementary os desktop. I get to the login and enter my password, and I have to wait a long time. Sometimes it feels like two minutes just with the wallpaper waiting for the ...
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Fresh install and secure boot not working on a Thinkpad

I spent the whole night, testing several installation, mokutil and efibootmgr. But grub does not load when secure boot is enabled (I am stuck on the EFI boot device selection and cannot load the disk)...
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System refreshing when waking up from sleep

My XPS 13 9350 seems to reboot and refresh the session I was on when I wake up the laptop from sleep. Anyone else have issues with this?
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(SOLVED) Nvidia drivers for GF 800M on Lenovo C460 All-in-One?

Would like to test if my system would run on nvidia graphics card. Here is the hardware: lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Generation Core ...
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Unable to repair grub

Long story short, I have tried using boot repair and the live image to try to repair grub on the system. The logs from boot repair are here. Now it said that it was successful,but then mv: failed to ...