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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Elementary OS boots into terminal instead of Pantheon

A newbie to Linix here. I installed Elementary OS and it goes smooth. First reboot after installing boots to a login prompt of Pantheon desktop, logs me in and works fine. The next boot takes to a ...
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I'm having issues dual-booting eOS on a Macbook!

I've been trying to set up a dual boot on my Macbook Pro with a version of elementaryOS and the current version of macOS using rEFInd, but I've been having some issues and I'm not sure where the ...
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Elementary OS keeps on booting into a disabled administrator account

In order to better be able to administer my workstation which is used by the entire household I have set up one administrator account and took away administrator privileges for all the others. However ...
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restart lock after suspension

Good morning, restarting the computer (both on macbook air 2015 and on acer travelmate 256p) after a suspension process, manual, for closing the lid or after inactivity, the same does not restart. A ...
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New install of eOS only boots when holding escape

Just installed eOS as the only operating system on a desktop PC via usb-stick. No warnings or anything during installation. But now I have this issue: When I turn on the PC nothing happens - no ...
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ACPI errors while installing Linux on HP

I'm having ACPI errors while trying to boot from USB on my HP laptop. Linux distribution is elementary OS. I called HP support, they said they don't support Linux and they said to call ubuntu ...
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Login password not working (correct pass)

PLEASE HELP ME!. I cant login. Even I typed correct password it shows wrong. I tried using recovery tools. Even i tried changing lightdm to sddm. Every thing goes vein. Please help.
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Elementary OS 4 Loki Black Screen on Boot/Login After Updates

the other day I decided to run some updates to software and the OS from the App Center and it broke my system somehow. The only odd thing I noticed regarding the updates before it crashed was that a ...
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Elementary OS (USB) only boots on the computer I installed it on, on laptop it goes to emergency mode

I'm new to this so sorry if I ask something obvious. I installed Elementary OS on a 32GB pendrive from a Live USB. I can boot it up and everything works fine on the computer, on which I, installed ...
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Windows 10 not showing in grub after elementary OS installation

I had Windows 10 installed on my drive now I installed elementary OS on a separate partition on the same drive. Both are on EFI system. The grub menu is not showing any option to boot to Windows only ...
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How can i speed up boot time

Hi i have a small problem when i turn on PC boot time take a long time. Can someone help me to speed up. What i supposed turn off and how? Startup finished in 9.057s (firmware) + 4.556s (loader) + 4....
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Black screen flickering on boot

I had the OS for a few months now. There was an issue couple of months ago where the OS will drop to (initramfs) which I fixed with a command that I found in the ubuntu forum. Worked well for a while ...
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Juno won't boot after install on a brand new SSD + “Apt configuration problem”

I just replaced the hard drive in my laptop and attempted to install Elementary OS Juno with a USB installer created from the ISO. This laptop (Thinkpad T450s) has been stable running Elementary OS ...
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Issue in Boot , platform device creation failed: -16

cpi MSFT0101:00: platform device creation failed: -16 Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) Hardware name : HP HP pavilion notebook/820C , BIOS F.07 05/27/2016 I have dual boot Windows 10 + ...
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After restart Elementary OS stuck on boot logo

I can access some kind of terminal when I press buttons. Can anyone help me how to reset or reinstall using commands. Or Better, can you tell me how to boot USB from command line? Because my bios ...
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Slow boot with LVM on Juno

So I recently installed eOS with LVM checked at boot to use the whole disk. I've never had an issue on previous devices, but this one seems to be a bit less than happy. systemd-analyze immediately ...
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elementaryos slow boot

slow boot elementaryos juno I still haven't solved this problem, I read earlier responses to this slow boot question but none helped.please help systemd-analyze critical-chain picture1
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text shows after elementary splash screen at boot

Everytime I turn on my pc, after the elementary splash screen, I see a black screen with white text...I think it is the text login, anyway to get rid of it ?
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Creating custom LUKS disk layout for installation

I have an older system where serpent works faster than aes. So what I tried is to partition the drive, creating, mounting and formatting a LUKS volume to store the system root on and then selecting it ...
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elementary OS will not install

I have created a boot usb drive using Rufus and Elementary 0S Juno, but whenever I try to install elementary it freezes at the same point. It always freezes after saying 'Reached target encrypted ...
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Speakers make a pop sound on boot [Huawei MateBook D 14 Ryzen EU-Version]

so I recently bought the notebook and I am currently dual-booting Windows 10 and ElementaryOS 5.0. The system runs flawlessly except for when I boot into elementaryOS my speakers make a loud pop-noise ...
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ElementaryOS stopped booting up. Blinking cursor

maybe somebody out there is able to help me out. I've switched from Windows 10 to ElemtaryOS on my gaming rig about a month ago, after having ElemtaryOS on all my Laptops. Now i wanted to start my ...
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Only starts with recovery mode (possible graphics driver failure)

I have some issues with trying to get eOS to work on a mac 7.1. I've tried with nvidia-340 as it was recommended to a geforce 320m, but xorg won't start unless it's from recovery mode where it works ...
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Slow boot time after changeover from Ubuntu to elementary OS

i'm a absolute beginner in Linux so i apologize in advance for my question. First of all I decided to switch from Windows 10 to Ubuntu. After that I tried the elementary OS distribution, which is in ...
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Login is now through terminal

Ever since I rebooted my computer, ElementaryOS has no splash screen and instead loads into a "terminal". It tells me I need to log in, and once I do I only have access to a "terminal". (It's not a ...
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problem while botting up (unable to show plymoth screen)

From the time I installed the elementary os. Sometimes when I boot my system up then the system does not start, means the booting process does not work as usual so I need to shut down by pressing the ...
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elementary OS 5.0 Juno stuck on cryptsetup successfully

I did a fresh install of elementary OS on a new msi gf72 8rd. I used the default partition settings with full disk encryption. When I booted for the first time I hard reset my laptop after 15 minutes....
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Install boot stuck at _raw_spin_lock_

I am using acer aspire 3 A315-41 with AMD RZ5 2500U and Vega 11 intergrated graphics. Please help
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I can't install windows. I can't boot the system with the Usb

I installed elementary os and i've disinstalled windows 10. I want to install windows 10, so i've burned the usb with the iso. When I boot the pc I can't choose the usb because it doesn't appear. My ...
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Boot Issues on Dell XPS 15

When booting my Dell XPS 15 if I do not manually boot to the "Ubuntu" device by pressing F12 and selecting "Ubuntu" my computer automatically goes into diagnostics mode and runs tests on memory, ...
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Screen Blank During Installation [duplicate]

I am trying to install ElementaryOS onto a laptop (Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14 AO1431). I have downloaded and flashed the ElementaryOS 5.0 ISO onto a USB drive and attempted to boot from the USB. ...
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Bootloop at login screen of newly installed elementary OS

I installed the elementary OS Juno but at the time of starting the system it is looped in the login screen. Processor Atom x5 z8350 How to fix this loop?
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Boot endless loop

I want to install elementary OS and try it out but it never reaches the GUI the background appears for a fraction of a second and it then goes into an endless loop mouse cursor bottom right and back ...
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Taking time on Shutdown and when boot after that then the just logo flashes

Sometimes when i shut Down then the shutdowns takes time and when I open the Os next time it does not o[pen it shows the elementary OS logo and the logo flickers or the some random stuffs which have ...
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Disk Encryption Juno/Windows 10 - Dual Boot from separate hard drive

I have two separate drives with Window and EOS Juno. I'd like to encrypt both systems but want to avoid any booting issues. Any recommendation how this can be achieved? Model: SAMSUNG MZVLB512HAJQ-...
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Only manufacturer logo after installing system updates from appcenter

It's second time it happens. Fresh installed elementary os 5 with "Automatically erase hdd and instal" option. After installation everything works well. But after installing Operating System updates, ...
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Slow boot time/odd boot behaviour

I've had this issue for quite some time now, even before Juno. So I installed Juno last night, everything went smoothly. The first couple of boots were pretty fast. But then after doing all the ...
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Unbelievably slow?

So I have installed Elementary OS hearing how beautiful and lightweight it is. I'll agree it is very good looking but it's too slow in my computer. I'm pretty sure I have installed all my drivers ...
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Elementary OS with custom partitions - lvm, luks - doesn't ask for password at boot

I've tried installing Elementary OS with a custom partition scheme, using both LVM and Luks, but after the installation I can't log into the system: the kernel boots but cannot mount the encrypted ...
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USB stick with AMD (juno)

I am the owner of HP Envy X360, i would like to install Juno in dual boot. So i used Rufus to make a installation via USB Stick. But just after ask for launching or install Elementary, there is a ...
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Fresh eOS Installation - WiFi not working. Laptop has no Ethernet Port

I've just installed eOS on to a HP Steam laptop which was extremely slow on Windows. eOS was installed as the primary OS, no dual boot, and I selected the option to completely wipe the hard drive. I ...
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elementary 5.0 boot problem on macbook 2,1 (late 2006)

The original iso-file from elementary webpage doesn't work for installation, so i have successfully installed with iso from https://mattgadient.com/2016/07/11/linux-dvd-images-and-how-to-for-32-bit-...
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Will not boot at all

I can't esc to Grub or anything. I simply get a black screen with one single '_' at the upper left hand corner of the screen.
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Ubuntu 18.04 - slow boot, 30+sec for “random: fast init”

dmesg looks like this: [ 3.930866] Btrfs loaded, crc32c=crc32c-intel [ 34.267361] random: fast init done [ 36.417051] urandom_read: 1 callbacks suppressed how to reduce time of "random" part ?
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Problem booting after fresh install Juno 5.0

I made a new USB installer using Rufus for the latest version of Elementary OS. The USB drive boots fine and I can use the OS. When I install, the installation works fine. Upon reboot I am stuck on a ...
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Bootable backup solution for elementary juno

Does anyone have a backup solution that will provide a bootable backup of elementary juno on the regular? Coming from mac, I remember the days before time machine, and they were not pretty. In short,...
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Elementary OS not Booting After Update [“Kernel panic - not syncing”]

Shortly after executing "sudo apt-get update" in Terminal I ran the remaining updates in the App Center. Once I started with these updates, I changed user accounts (stayed logged in to both). It was ...
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Invalid entry to fstab and now does not boot

I added an entry to auto mount disk on startup by editing fstab. It looks like something went wrong with the entry and now I cannot boot it up Is there any way to access the OS?
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How do i delete the elementary OS boot on my USB?

I have already installed Elementary Os. But when i want to format the USB the files are protected and i cannot delete them. Thanks for your answers.
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Cannot boot to bootcamp Windows10 without usb

I have a Macbook pro early 2015 with bootcamp Windows 10. I have installed elementary os to usb flash drive and it boots up via bootcamp windows disk option via GNU Grub. However, now, Windows does ...