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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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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Can install on Nitro 5 with Ryzen 5 3550H, but screen turns black after boot

Can install on Nitro 5 with Ryzen 5 3550H and GTX 1650, but screen turns black after boot. After some search, I discovered that the problem's that the processor don't support Linux Distros, but after ...
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Can install on white MacBook (2010) but boot only shows black screen

I have an old, white MacBook. Not sure if that is a 2009 or 2010 model, but I think it is the 2010 model. It has no macOS installed anymore (the partition was deleted) and as it cannot run any current ...
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Installing Elementary OS on Mac Pro 1,1 (black screen on after boot screen)

I'm new to linux, i'm trying to install Elementary OS on my Mac Pro, I get the 'elementary os' boot screen and the count down from 10 seconds but when I allow the operation to boot - it just goes to a ...
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Early access login problem

I'm new to the early access; I use 5.1 on my desktop system. I'm trying to install elementary on a Powerbook Pro. I've downloaded the 12/31/20 and 1/1/21 builds; both react the same. When I boot, I ...
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Unable to create bootable

Used Rufus for creating bootable file of hera 5. But it always shows error.It shows 'Unable to download file'. Please fix this as early as possible.
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/dev/nvme1n1p1 requires a manual fsck

today when I booted Linux it gave me this error: What can I do? I'm Linux noob, so can u help me step by step? Thank you in advance!
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Elementary OS Wifi not available

I often incur the issue that the Wifi connections are not shown. Neither is the WIfi functionality displayed in settings (see photos attached to this post). This occurs every 3-5 boots, and rebooting ...
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Black screen after successful (?) install

Another black screen issue here. I thought I successfully installed Elementary on a mid-2010 iMac (after editing in grub to set nomodeset). It went through the install wizard and asked for my time ...
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Dead screen after sleep mode

I left the laptop sleeping instead of powering off yesterday night. In the morming the screen was frozen so I did a hard power off and power on. A black screen welcomed be with two options elementary/...
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screen is block to a endless prompt blinking when booting

I am using elementary OS Hera( it's based on ubuntu 18).When I start my PC today,I was block to a black screen with a prompt blinking that never end.Usually the prompt blink a few seconds and the ...
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Dell recovery partition is called by USB boot

I have a DELL OptiPLex 7050. I want to try ElementaryOS on it. It has Ubuntu (by default). I created the USB stick with ElementaryOS and also checked md5sum. No error found. Secure mode is OFF on BIOS....
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GRUB and file system recovery behaviour, after lengthy shutdown

Does normal GRUB behaviour match my description below? My original description follows; I edited my question to enable a yes/no answer. If others feel my GRUB is behaving as expected, I will focus on ...
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secure boot problems

As I understand elementary is compatible with secure boot. However, I wasn't able to boot from usb without disabling secure boot, and now that the os is installed, it will only boot with secure boot ...
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Unable to enter eOS after restoring snapshot in TimeShift

After restoring a snapshot from TimeShift my laptop reboots and boots onto a blue screen that reads "ERROR: Verification failed:(0x1A)Security Violation". I have to go into my BIOS setup and ...
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Elementary OS boot failure after a successful installation and first-time boot

Recently I bought an Intel Hades Canyon with Intel SSD 760 512GB and decided to use elementary os as single os on it. I had no problems installing it and after the restart of the installation it ...
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Touched Boot Sector 0

The installer does not honor disk install target ... it sort of installed where I asked but then during Grub creation decided to muck around the primary disk boot sector. really not sure why that ...
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Elementary won't boot with a QHD monitor

i have installed Elementary on my NUC-8-i7 about 6 months ago. Everything was working perfectly for me and i had no issues. Recently I upgraded my monitor to a QHD monitor and suddenly it won't boot......
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How to remove grub on startup

I've a single OS pc, with latest version of elementary installed on. Everytime I start up the system, Grub asks me to select what to boot or it will select automatically in 30 second the first row (...
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blank screen on boot

This is my first attempt to experiment with some form of Linux. I created a boot USB for Elementary OS 5.1.6 Hera using Rufus. The USB stick is a 256 gb Corsair Voyager. I booted from it, saw a bunch ...
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Live USB wont boot on BIOS system(PLS HELP!)

Hello everyone Pls i request u guys to help me out eith this problem. I am running a 2007 built desktop with the intel duo core processor @2ghz(64 bit cpu). I recently made a live usb for elementary ...
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Stuck at this error after a fresh installation: PCIe bus error: severity=corrected, type=data link layer

I installed Elementary OS alongside Windows 10 on MSI GF-63, had no difficulty getting things done but was stuck at the error screen shown below after I restarted the pc and I couldn't boot to ...
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NIC is down after reboot

Linux 5.4.0-42-generic virtual machine running on ESX 6.7 on standalone host Everytime I reboot the VM my one and only NIC is DOWN. I have to go into UI and turn it on. I ve added ifconfig ens160 up ...
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Elementary OS suddenly not starting - stuck on logo screen

I've been using Elementary OS on my Dell XPS 13 for a few months now after switching from Ubuntu. I hadn't encountered any problems until yesterday evening when I turned my laptop on and, instead of ...
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i don't know what's happening

I downloaded elementary os, but then I wanted to change the operating system again, but I couldn't do it because when I opened the boot screen of the other system I was going to download, every time ...
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Go back to Manjaro from Elementary OS alpha build on Pinebook Pro

So I recently installed an Elementary OS daily build on my PBP. Wanted to go back to manjaro and followed Pine64's directions but didn't work. Then I tried doing what I did for Elementary OS but this ...
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Stuck at welcome logo whenever I try to start

I am beginner and last time I didn't make any configuration or change When I got stuck I just force shutdown my laptop and I could've never start anything
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Windows Boot Manager loops back to GRUB

Lately I installed eOS 5.1 Hera on my good old Asus X52JC (BIOS,no UEFI) next to Win10. Almost completely successfully, except an issue with GRUB I cannot get solved myself so far. What works: Boots ...
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AMD Laptop: Boot sometimes fails

I seem to have fixed this issue and posting my answer below. TLDR: this seems to be common problem with AMD machines. I am stuck with a boot problem I struggle to narrow down: I installed elementary ...
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Can't Get Fresh Install to Boot on Dell Inspiron 3452

eOS community. I was very excited to try Elementary OS on a Dell Inspiron 3452 laptop; however, when I try to boot into the new OS, the computer can't find it. The machine has a 32GB emmc that I had ...
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Problem with Booting

I am using elementary os for more than 6 months now and i faced no problem, but now whenever i am trying to switch on my laptop the logo shows for few minutes and then it takes me to (initramfs) ...
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Why does the error “drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to send host log message” appear during elementary OS boot and can it be fixed?

When booting elementary OS on a VirtualBox host with the (VirtualBox recommended) VMSVGA video controller selected, the following error occurs during boot: Other people have suggested that the fix ...

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