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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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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 ...
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Adwaita package removed - can’t boot in

I am not an expert in the terminal but I understand how it works a little. So I wanted to remove some themes from my elementary OS Loki. First I deleted the .theme folder, but on the tweaks I could ...
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elementary os is slow after boot

that what make my eOS slow after boot rc-local.service @1min 42.575s +3ms NetworkManager-wait-online.service @1min 36.459s +6.113s NetworkManager.service @1min 33.155s +3.303s snapd.socket @1min 32....
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Can't login after a PATH modification

I'm sorry to bother you, but I think I've just made a huge mistake. I was trying to install TexLive on my Elementary OS distro. I was following this guide (italian, unfortunately): link In the ...
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Black screen on boot

I get black screen after i select the os in grub, I tried nomodeset with no result, I was in the os only one time after i installed it (dualboot main win10). I searched and I don't know what to do... ...
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Impossible install boot - blocked black screen logo

I am trying to install by usb and dvd. When booting, the logo appears with a black background. And nothing happens. What to do ? My pc : https://www.cdiscount.com/informatique/ordinateurs-pc-...
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Elementary OS boot drive is shown up only sometimes

I have installed Elementary OS (next to Win 10) and so far I start it by pressing and holding F8 at startup. BUT the drive on which Elementary OS is installed does NOT show up every time. I have the ...
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Boot screen error (?)

I get to the login screen, put in my password, press enter then a black screen with a flashing line appears for 3 seconds then it goes back to the login screen
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Stuck in a login loop after installing AMD Catalyst drivers

So I’m running ElementaryOS Loki and I tried to install the AMD catalyst drivers and now I’m stuck in a login loop and I’m unable to fix it as when I try the fixes I found online they don’t work, such ...
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Intel PRIME profile causes freezing on boot

After a new installation of Loki 0.4.1, the system boots fine but has some issues with freezing on booting and suspending. As per discussions, installing the proprietary nVidia drivers provided ...
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Elementary gets freezed after glowing logo appears

last night I tried to turn on my laptop but after the glowing Elementary logo appeared the screen froze. In grub editor I changed "quiet splash" for "nomodeset" to see what was the trouble, and I ...
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After installing ElementaryOS and disabling Nvidia (enabling Intel) boot fails

I got a fresh ElementaryOS to work on Dell XPS 15 - 9560 (4K) and installed software properties gtk. As soon as I change the PRIME profile in Nvidia Software to the Intel one, I can't boot elementary ...
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Blinking Black screen after Elementary Logo

I purchased Elementary OS Loki 0.4.1 couple of months ago. Yesterday I was using my laptop like everyday and suddenly display turned black and start blinking on and off. I thought it might some glitch ...
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Long boot and resume times on 2008 MacBook

I just installed elementary OS (Loki) on a 13" early 2008 MacBook (dual boot w/ rEFInd), and so far everything works fine except booting up and resuming from sleep taking extraordinarily long (think ...