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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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Freezing when I boot elementary os

I have an laptop with Intel i7 7700HQ and Nvidia GTX1050. I installed elementary OS Juno and booted it but it is freezing at login screen, I think there is a problem about Nvidia's drivers and for ...
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Juno boot loop AFTER logo

I have installed Juno on a thinkpad t480 (no dual boot, i7, 8th gen) and it worked flawessly until i pulled the usb-c (with 2 ext monitors, ethernet) out. The screen went black and booting takes me ...
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Big problem with a Dell XPS 9370 [closed]

I bought a Dell XPS 13 2018 Windows Edition a few months ago, but I grew tired of Win10. Then I chose to switch to elementaryOS Juno, since I've used and loved Loki on my former pc. Everything worked ...
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Grub2 unknown filesystem after apt dist-upgrade

Yesterday I did a apt dist-upgrade on my Juno installation. This morning I found my PC unbootable. Since I couldn't find a fix for it, I started to reinstall my system. After a clean install (on a ...
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Is there any processes that I can disable to shorten the booting time?

systemd-analyze blame 630ms ufw.service 405ms dev-sda2.device 354ms systemd-logind.service 350ms pantheon-parental-controls.service 244ms udisks2....
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stuck at glowing boot logo during first installation

I am new to the Linux world so please bear with me if I don't know anything common. That being said I tried to install elementary os Juno yesterday and when I booted from my flash drive it stuck at ...
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New install reboot loop during startup splash screen

I just installed ElementaryOS 5.0 on a dual Xeon workstation with dual Nvidia 1070 GPUs. Installation works fine, then it prompts me to reboot to complete the installation. I reboot and the ...
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Reboot when booting from live usb (Juno)

I'm trying to boot Juno from a live USB on an HP Envy 13 (8th gen intel with Nvidia MX150) and my system reboots as Elementary is loading form the live USB, just after the splash logo appears. I've ...
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How to smoothen up the boot process in Elementary juno

My system boots within 20 seconds which I guess is normal ? At boot, there is a command-line login screen that is visible for a small fraction of a second..is this normal too ? is there a way to ...
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How to boot from existing LUKS partition? (dual boot)

I installed elementary os on my laptop that already has some OS's installed. The way I achieve this is; I have an efi partition /dev/sda1 I have a LUKS container in /dev/sda2 The LUKS container has a ...
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Can't boot Juno for live CD or install - with different kernel parameter

I've tried the beta 1, 2 and now the final version of Juno, I always get a system restart just a second after boot when I want to try on live cd or isntall. I tried to put on kernel parameter ...
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Slow boot time on Dell XPS 9550 with Juno?

I am just wondering if this is normal or something is weird. To be fair, even Ubuntu 18.10 wasn't the quickest boot around the block, at 40ish seconds. I have an SSD though, I thought it would have ...
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Can't install elementary os 5.0 juno - kernel panic using live usb or dvd boot

I am trying to install elementary os 5.0 juno from an usb and that didn't work. i have used differents USBs and Rufus and Unetbooting and nothing works :,v With a DVD is the same. Actually i have ...
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Juno keeps booting into a blank screen

I've got an new installation of Juno, but since I installed the proprietary nvidia driver, Juno goes black/blank after the initial splash screen. Loki functioned fine. The odd thing is, that after ...
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Empty /boot/efi after fresh install of Juno

I did a fresh install of Juno on a laptop that I previously used with Loki. However after the installation finishes and the laptop reboots, I get just black screen with a message about missing boot ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...