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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What should be done with boot partition for updated installation of elementary OS Odin

I have a dual boot system with following SSD disk partition : Boot partition ( /boot/efi ) : 100 MB linux root parition ( / ) : 100 GB Windows install dir : 150 GB Windoes dir : ...
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Attempting to restart stalls my PC at the motherboard logo

Using elementary OS 6 Odin When I try to restart my PC, it logs me out of my session, and then instantly shows the motherboard logo over a black screen (at this point, the PC has not restarted) I'm ...
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Unable to boot on newest kernel-headers, can't find data volume

After a recent update to the kernel headers (I believe), the system cannot boot correctly off the newest initrd iamge (5.11.0-34). It can still boot if I go into the advanced options in GRUB and ...
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Limbo state shutdown or reboot

Computer shutdown fine, but after shutdown computer comes in to a limbo state. It it will not boot. Only showing a black screen. Holding down power button for four seconds and start computer again. ...
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Odin installer goes black after 'try or install elementary'

I posted this as a bug report last week, but I'm also posting here to see if anyone has suggestions for what I can try next. Most of the posts here that describe a similar issue (with Hera, eg. 1, 2) ...
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Not being able to boot eOS6 (Odin)

After the fix of the UEFI problem on the official ElementaryOS 6 ISO, I flashed my USB using Rufus as usual. When booting the machine with that USB I get some random black screens indicating that ...
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hera to odin, on windows surface 6 dual boot

I would like to erase hera and install odin on top of it. I cannot use the erase and install option as it seems to erase all partitions on the disk and would erase windows data. When using custom ...
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Can't install Elementary os 6

I can't install Elementary os 6 in four different ways: USB: I'm booting to installation, but then I select custom install it loads and then shows white window. Grml rescue boot(I'm using Zorin os ...
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Elementary OS 6.0 Stable (20210810) fails to boot, crash after logo screen

The installation process crashes after selecting installation USB from the boot menu and getting past the elementary OS logo screen by waiting the 10 seconds or pressing enter. Motherboard ...
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elementaryos-6.0-stable.20210810.iso USB fails to boot on Dell Optiplex 7020

I downloaded elementaryos-6.0-stable.20210810.iso and wrote it out to an USB stick using Etcher. The resulting installer boots fine on a HP EliteDesk 8300 in UEFI mode, but fails to boot on 2 ...
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Installation aborted twice

I have win-11 and I have installed 10s of different Linux versions (debian, ubuntu, xubuntu, zorinOs, ......) all without any problems, But the new Version of "elementary os 6 odin" today ...
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SOLVED Acer S1002 64 bit Atom CPU but 32 EFI bootloader + Elementary 6 = EFI shell after installation

I own Acer S1002 "laptop". Its one of those 2 in 1 tableto-laptop devices running on Atom CPU. It will only install Windows in 32 bit version because it has a dumb**s 32 bit EFI bootloader. ...
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GRUB Editing not working, leaving R9 390 on a dark screen

I use an MSI R9 390, the card is famously unoptimized and needs GRUB edits for injection of kernel arguments radeon.cik_support=0 radeon.si_support=0 amdgpu.cik_support=1 amdgpu.si_support=1 amdgpu....
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eOS 6.0 Installation error

Congratulations!! for the launch yesterday. I tried installing/updating my eOS yesterday, But keeps getting error: ERROR: extraction error: archive extraction failed with status: exit code: 1 I'm ...
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Black screen instead of plymouth

On my Thinkpad X230 using Intel integrated graphics with i915, I get a black screen on boot of elementaryOS 6 instead of plymouth. I can still enter my encryption password into the black screen and ...
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Busybox than black screen only. No

First I has problem with busybox, Today my Asus laptop (ultrabook ux21A asus) keep ask to log in at terminal. And I can not use my Hera as this far. thanks advance for your help.
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EOS6 Odin stable does not boot after installation

So I grabbed Odin today, checked the checksum post download and used etcher to flash it on a usb drive. I booted from the flashdrive and eOS started in live mode, so far so good. I was able to click ...
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Error booting into Odin: Intel Core i9 10900K, XFX Radeon RX6900XT, 64GB G.SKILL ram, Sabrent 1TB SSD, MSI MEG Z490 Godlike

I get this error when booting from my Etcher formatted USB. The ISO checksum was correct.
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Elementary OS 6 Live USB don't boot

i'm trying to install Elementary OS 6, and the Live USB refuses to boot. Everything is normal, i downloaded the image and flashed it with Balena Etcher, and then, after trying to boot it, it gives ...
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Screen turns off during boot

To start, I am an absolute beginner in Linux. I'll try to be as detailed as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I have a MacBook Pro 2010 13" with an SSD and an HDD. I have installed ...
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Laptop suspends automatically

I've installed elementary OS on a laptop and it's suspending automatically every 20 seconds. Someone have an idea of how can i resolve this? I can't even start the os, during boot, it suspends.
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Choosing os at startup

If I install elementary OS on my pc alongside with Windows 10 by creating partitions manually, will I be able to choose what OS I wanna boot at computer startup?
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How do i make GRUB show after i boot my laptop?

I dual booted Windows 10 alongside Elementary Os but when i turn on my laptop it boots windows 10 and not GRUB menu. Only way i can get into GRUB is by pressing F9 after turning on PC and selecting ...
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After formatting a harddrive system doesnt boot into gui anymore

Timeshift snapshots occupied a 2TB harddrive. I wasnt able to delete them so i downloaded gparted and formatted the harddrive, i also made a new partitiontable with ext4, but i didnt mount it. While ...
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New kernel boot option not showing up in grub

I'm having some troubles with installing a new kernel on my Elementary OS installation. I've installed the 5.11 kernel, and it's installed successfully, but the option to boot into the new kernel isn'...
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After boot black screen appears

There is black screen with login prompt. After typing my credentials I enter terminal and see my files. How to fix that problem and go back to usual desktop
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ElementaryOS USB Booting Issue

today I decided to try Elementary OS (I used Pop OS before), but unfortunately while booting I get the Elementary OS logo and the console shows the following errors. This is the first time I have ...
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Screen goes off after login screen on laptop

I have installed eOS Hera 3 days ago on my Dell Inspiron with ryzen 3700u and the problem I am facing is that when I boot my laptop, the display just turn off after showing login screen but the system ...
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Black screen with blinking cursor

After changing out my gpu from a 960 to a 710 I can't get to the lock screen. The system boot like normal and I get the elementary logo. However it then goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor. ...
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Unable to Execute ISO Files from Thumb Drive

I am currently using the latest version of Elementary OS, a transition from Mint Ulyssa, and absolutely love this operating system. Over the last couple of weeks I've been trying to create a Windows ...
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Messed ub libc6 install (have 2.31 installed now) - system is useless

where to start... I messed around with the libc6 version because I wanted to install ungoogled chromium. Now the system enters some kind of loop after I entered the encryption password - the screen ...
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Download elementary os with different kernel version

Is there any way to download elementary os with a new kernel version, let's say 5.8 or higher version since my laptop has an issue with older than 5.6 kernel version
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Elementary OS install doesn't show up as an option on startup

I made an install drive for Elementary OS (elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200814.iso), but when I restarted my pc, I couldn't select it as an option. I was unable to get it to show using F1 and F12 keys ...
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Problem booting elementary OS from live USB stick

I prepared my Live USB-Stick with different software. I created a bootable device with rufus on windows, dd on linux and unetbootin on linux. I also used different USB sticks, but the following ...
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How do I install on a seperate drive?

I have multiple drives, Windows is my main one. I got an SSD just for elementaryOS, but I see no option to choose which drive to install it on. I'm using a USB Drive to install it. Is the only option ...
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Como otimizar a inicialização no Elementary OS com o Stacer ou terminal: o que posso tirar?

boa noite. Sou novo aqui e novo no Linux e estou maravilhado com o Elementary OS 5.1 (Hera). Já deveria ter migrado anos antes. Nunca mais Windows. Como estou estudando sozinho, instalei o Stacer para ...
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When I install Elementary OS it boots to UBUNTU!

I have tried multiple times to install Elementary os 5.1 on a win 10 machine either in "try" or "install" mode. However it boots into UBUNTU!! Do not know why this is happening
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Expanding root partition (dual boot with Windows 10)

I would like to expand my Elementary OS root partition, as 12GB isn't enough anymore. I'm using Elementary OS dual boot with Windows 10, so I shrank my C drive (where Windows is installed) by 15GB in ...
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OS hanging on reboot after update

I am unable to reboot successfully after recent updates that first took me from 5.4.0-48 to 5.40-54, then after ran a repair from the Grub menu, I was upgraded to 5.4.0-65. Neither of the last two ...
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installed grub on imac, how to undo?

i installed elementaryOS on my iMac 2011 using this tutorial: https://aroman.github.io/elementary-on-a-mac/ unfortunately i messed point 5. i ran $ ubiquity without the -b flag. now i cant boot to ...
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Missing elementary logo at the startup and shut down [duplicate]

Elementary logo is replaced with Ubuntu 5.1.7 logo both at the startup and shutdown.
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Boot fails for linux 5.4.0-65-generic kernel

When booting my lenovo laptop, all I see is: Loading Linux 5.4.0-65-generic ... Loading initial ramdisk ... And then in hangs there forever. I used to be able to go into the GRUB menu and select ...
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How to fix Kernel Panic - Not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root FS on unknown Block (0,0)

without changing anything (besides from running the appcenter updates regularly) I cannot boot into my system anymore. When booting my laptop I receive the msg "Kernel Panic - Not syncing: VFS: ...
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Installer crashes when trying to select disk

When I boot into usb to install and I click install everything is alright but when I arrive to the part of choosing which disk I wanna install in it crashes. To be more specific it crashes when I ...
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PC boots up only after reset (2nd time)

My Computer with Elementary OS boots up only after reset / restart. When I turn on PC i see Elementary Screen appears then black screen and nothink happens , after push reset button boots normally. ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 installation from USB freezes

USB-stick made with Etcher but after boorin shows up only some cryptic text ... Should DVD help or getting rid of Rock Ridge dual folders in iso ? JK
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Slow boot ElementaryOS 5.1.7 after install Snapd

My boot is too slow - 1min 1.778s. Im beginner in linux and i have old PC but enough for elementary i think... I noticed that after install snapd boot is slower. Can i delete this service and how ?? ...
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Help to boot directly off m.2 drive instead of my hdd where the bootloader is. ASUS A520M-K

Good day all I am stumped... So I was running an older system on PopOS(From an HDD), I upgraded and decided to install ElementaryOS on my SSD, the HDD was still plugged in, when it came to choosing ...
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elementary os not booting or login Screen not Display

When I am turning on the laptop, my screen shows the only attachment image. And Ctrl+Alt+F1 also not working. it that any way to rest my ELEMENTARY OS
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Trouble with Installation!

As soon as i tried to boot from the USB drive, i was shown a screen which said security policy violation (As shown in the screenshot) and then had to boot to windows back. Any help is much appreciated....

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