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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How to boot/install on raspberry pi

I'm trying to install on raspberry pi 4. I have 8gb RAM and 128gb micro sd card. I verified the download, used etcher to install on mirco sd card. I insert the micro sd card and turn on the pi and it ...
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Is it possible to force BIOS mode (as opposed to UEFI) in the installer?

On a laptop where I already have elementary OS 5 installed in BIOS mode (no /boot/efi partition), I am trying to install elementary OS 6 from USB, and I would like to keep the system booting in BIOS, ...
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Juno 6.1: Old kernel versions fail to remove, "Directory not empty"

I'm running eOS Juno 6.1 on my laptop, and recently received a notification that my boot drive was full. My current kernel version is linux-image-5.13.0-35-generic. When purging out the old unused ...
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6.1 Jólnir Permanent Freeze on startup

I have been using Eos for about 3 Months now on my Framework laptop with no issues but recently, the computer will freeze after a login after some suspends or restarts. After a suspend or restart I am ...
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Partition /boot full regularly

The boot partition is just under 500M (457M according to df -h) When installing the third kernel, update-initramfs returns this error: Error 24 : Write error : cannot write compressed block And after ...
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Data encryption in elementary OS

The home PC has elementary OS. When installing the system, I encrypted the data. After the next boot, I enter the password, but it does not accept the password. The password is 100% correct. I changed ...
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Everytime i try to choose windows 11 from the grub menu it gives me error: Secure boot forbids loading module

im really new to linux (Like first time using it yesterday) so, i tried to dual boot (because i still want to play games) and i just fall in love with this elementary os look, so i dual boot windows ...
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Bootmgr is missing after fresh installation

I installed Elementary Odin to formatted SSD where Windows 7 used to be. I had to use Windows installing DVD to format that SSD, otherwise Elementary didn't instal at all. When I finally successfully ...
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Busybox v1.30.1

I have been using Elementary OS as a complete Linux novice for months now without any major issues. Then today I turned my computer on and was greeted with a page I’ve never seen before. I really don’...
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Elementary vanished after recent Windows Update

My first post. I had Elementary os6, dual booting on my laptop with Windows 10. All was great until a Windows 10 update. Now when I switch on my laptop, it just boots up into Windows, there is no ...
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failed to update OS 6 Odin

I recently tried to update Elementary OS and received this error: Error while installing package: cannot copy extracted data for './boot/vmlinuz-5.11.0-40-generic' to '/boot/vmlinuz-5.11.0-40-generic....
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Elementary OS 6 almost always fails to boot after installation, but live installer boots every time

I'm trying to install Elementary OS 6 on my laptop (Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 15 NP-940X5N-X01US) Update: I found the likely cause of the problem, it seems that at least according to this reddit thread: ...
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Can't install - Mac Bluetooth mouse and keyboard not recognized

I have a 2104 iMac that I want to install elementary on. I can boot from a USB drive and then get presented with an option to enter my wireless network password which I can do no problem - mouse and ...
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Booting up takes longer than it should with a cursor on a black screen

systemd-analyze outputs the following: Startup finished in 3.917s (firmware) + 2.835s (loader) + 2.592s (kernel) + 2.192s (userspace) = 11.538s graphical.target reached after 2.187s in userspace ...
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Boot error: Problem loading X.509 certificate -65

On boot i get error message like this: integrity: Loading X.509 certificate: UEFI:db integrity: Loaded X.509 cert 'Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011: a92902398e16c49778cd90f99e4f9ae17c55af53' ...
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Elementary OS 6 not booting - drops into initramfs prompt

The issue has occurred after the accepted solution to https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/675425/regular-update-broke-initramfs-on-elementary-os-6/675476#675476 This is how my screen looks when I ...
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How to make lightdm more stable on boot?

I'm really enjoying ElementaryOS Odin so far; my only major complaint is that lightdm is quite unstable on boot. Specifically on probably 75% of hard boots I do, it either fails to initialise or ...
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Elementary OS does not boot

After installation the elementary OS did not boot. I can't be sure what is wrong. If I installed any other type of linux like LinuxMint or Fedora they seem to support multiboot and are booting well. ...
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EOS6 Cold boot loading takes too long

I turn on my PC and greet with the login screen. I type in my password. It takes 30-60 seconds before the wallpaper, dock and panel to show up. Before the last update (fresh installs), the desktop, ...
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On boot fsck ext2 issue

What I should to so? Please help me thanks.
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Unable to boot Elementary OS 6

I am trying to install Elementary OS 6, but I am constantly getting the same error every single time I attempt to boot into the OS(image here: https://imgur.com/a/BGp4KGP), I’ve tried everything I’ve ...
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Elementary OS Odin installation does not start

thanks for help me. I have a new PC with this configuration. Intel Core I5-11400 2.6 Ghz Mb 1200 Gigabyte H510m - S2h Ddr-4 16 Gb 2666 Hikvision Ssd 512 Gb Intel 660p M.2 Nvme The installation does ...
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Intermittent Blank video signal on live usb

Just trying to get elementaryOS installed at all. Booted off a live usb. I see the screen that says "boot, edit config, command line", then it says something like "SGX disabled in bios&...
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gpio_aaeon when booting into live usb

How do I get past this error gpio_aaeon? I am trying to boot into a live USB of Elementary OS v -6.0-stable.202108 on a R7 5800X , 6700XT b550-a strix
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Booting to black screen after system freeze

So a few days ago I had my system freeze completely. Waited a good 20 minutes to see if it would unfreeze, but it did not. I was forced to shut down my machine by holding down the power button on my ...
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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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