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 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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How to install on Dell XPS 13 (7390) developer edition

Just got my new Dell XPS 13 (7930) developer edition with Ubuntu 18.04 preinstalled, and want to install Elementary OS 5.1. I flashed the OS onto a USB, booted into the USB and I get the following ...
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Ways to boot faster in elementary OS

Good Morning everyone, how can i change the grub2 bootloader timeout? (direct command in terminal to change it to 0 sec) Also what are the other tips to make this boot faster?
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How do i switch from elementaryOS to Ubuntu?

Okay, so ill cut this short. I had switched from Windows 10 to elementaryOS because windows had gotten laggy. After switching, i realized there weren't a lot of games and couldn't use Wine so Ubuntu ...
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eOS won't boot, stuck on perpetual black screen

Since switching from Windows a few weeks ago, I've been using eOS on this laptop without issue. However, after downloading system updates a couple of days ago, the system wouldn't boot, hanging on a ...
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Unable to boot USB drive

Ill cut this short again. Okay, so, I was wondering about trying Ubuntu without installing so i tried. And then the PC boots elementaryOS, no isolinux.bin error which had happened before. I used ...
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Black Screen with an underscore at the top left of screen

I remember locking the laptop with Super+L and after I return and open it, it shows me the above mentioned black screen. So I forced shutdown and now restarting it always gives me black screen with an ...
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Multiple Errors on boot

I am brand new to Linux, and installed Elementary last week dual boot with Win10. The install was pretty difficult - as I tried to follow some online instructions for setting up Dual Boot instead of ...
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Elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera - Black screen on boot with latest kernel 5.3.0-40-generic

I am using Elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera on my Lenovo Ideapad S145 with AMD Ryzen 3 3200U CPU. Everything was fine until an update yesterday 18/FEB/2020 which upgraded my Linux kernel from 5.3.0-28-generic ...
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Can elementary OS be installed on a laptop that you can't disable Secure Boot?

Can elementary OS be installed on a laptop that you can't disable Secure Boot?
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Custom 'full' disk LUKS encryption

I'm trying to install elementary OS in the same (or similar) partition scheme as I used openSUSE with, but I'm failing on making an all-disk encryption setup that boots. sda1 is formatted as ESP. ...
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When booting I get the error, “1.55 No irq handler for vector”

Just get this error with a flashing elementary os logo in the background.
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USB doesn't t boot in UEFI mode

I downloaded the ISO from the official website, I installed it on the USB with Rufus, in GPT for UEFI, with FAT32. I already checked the ISO SHA256. When trying to boot it, it does nothing, does not ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after installing ElementaryOS 5.1

I have some experience setting up Windows Linux Dual boot, but unfortunately yesterday I ran into a problem. The grub menu does not have Windows 7 on it, and I don't know how to get it on there. I ...
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Grub Problem after installing Elementary OS 5.1

I install Elementary Os 5.1 in HP pavilion notebook. after installing HP Notebook enter grub rescue mode and does not find "error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found"
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How to repair elementary OS?

I was installing Google Chrome on my elementary OS from installer and due to unmet dependencies i run sudo apt-get install -f Don't know what happened i just it was saying removing Pantheon-files ...
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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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What can I do when Wi-Fi does not work after installing and I have no Ethernet port?

I've just installed elementary OS on to a HP Steam laptop which was extremely slow on Windows. elementary OS was installed as the primary OS, no dual boot, and I selected the option to completely wipe ...
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Restart error (BusyBox)

I have got this message, BusyBox v1.27.2 (ubuntu 1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.2) built in shell (ash) Enter ‘help’ for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs)
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Missing OS on e OS mac USB install

Re: elementaryos-0.4.1-stable.20170814.iso mac etcher-1.1.2.dmg Hi Shasum zero[d] referenced image file, but elementary OS installer could not install grub correctly on the target USB drive, ...
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Can't boot eOS 5.1 because of missing mmx64.efi

Failed to open \EFI\BOOT\mmx64.efi - Not Found Failed to load image \EFI\BOOT\mmx64.efi: Not Found Failed to start MokManager: Not Found Somethinghas gone seriously wrong: ...
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Stuck on boot screen!

Unable to boot to login screen when clicked on escape key for few times got this screen. Tried to run recovery mode and reinstalled and reconfigured lightdm but still not working. Screen shot: https:...
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eOS Hera doesn't start after shutdown and starts normally after reboot

After shutdown eOS Hera starts in console mode, but after reboot it starts normally. After the command "journalctl -xb | grep failed" I see this: dec 20 16:49:30 veil-pc kernel: nvidia: module ...
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Elementary OS Kernal Panic IO-APIC Error

So I have a Dell Optiplex 790 that I want to re-purpose as my main computer. I am looking for a dual boot setup, with Elementary OS on one half of the hard drive and a legal version of Windows 10 on ...
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elementary OS bootable USB not booting up

I created a Bootable usb for elementary os using etcher however when I try to boot from it on my Lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon (gen 7) it gets stuck at a black screen after selecting try elementary OS ...
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Can not boot into hera live iso, grub entry fails

My system spec output of neofetch command OS: elementary OS 5.1 Hera x86_64 Host: H310M S2 2.0 Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic Uptime: 34 mins Packages: 1836 Shell: bash 4.4.20 Resolution: 1024x768 DE:...
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Unable to logout or shutdown

recently I noticed that when I boot up Elementary Os, then logout, then try to login again (which then takes me to a blank screen with just the mouse for a rather long time (30-40s)), and then I am ...
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elementary OS Boot issue

Hi all. I'm having a common issue but can't find an applicable answer. I have Windows 10 and trying to add dual boot to elementary OS. I shrank and partitioned the drive as shown in the image ...
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Hera is not installing with GeForce 1660 ti (unknown chipset)

Main problem: [1.200632] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown chipset (168000a1) What different between previous PC's state? Only a new video card, previous was 960 gtx, now 1660 ti (nVidia) When? 1) ...
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elementaryOS on Macbook Air 1.1 (a1237)

Decided to install Linux, because last supported os is Lion 10.7.5, and now in 2020 I’m out of working browsers. So the question is - Is it possible to install elementary on my old Macbook Air? I ...
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Wifi wont start up

My Wifi or the entire wireless tab dissappears if i boot the laptop into elementary OS with the adapter connected. So i need to dissconnect the charger boot up elementary and put it back for the wifi ...
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CD install on white MacMini

I am trying to get elementary OS on an old white MacMini. The machine does not boot from USB and does not have a DVD drive. I have tried a USB DVD drive but that is not recognized. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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Installation on flash drive produces errors. Did I install correctly?

I tried installing elementaryOS onto a flash drive on my Razer Blade Stealth with the unetbootin program. I was able to get into the installation process although the screen was flashing on and off a ...
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Can't reboot into elementary OS after MBpro PRAM reset

I had to reset the PRAM on my MB Pro the other day. I had elementary OS installed, and it would automatically boot to it (still hadn't figure out how to get the GRUB screen up). I would have to hold ...
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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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Tried to update kernel to 5,4,6, but elementaryOS won't boot after unlocking encrypted SSD. Ideas?

Needed to update due to compatibility issues with my wifi 6 card. After entering the key to my encrypted SSD, it says that the process was successful and then will sit there indefinitely. I can still ...
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Distinction between Operating System, Kernel and Bootloader

I am a hardware engineer working with Microcontrollers and analog circuits. To understand the software part, I have been reading the materials available online. I came across various terminologies ...
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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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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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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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Froze during security update and now black screen

I was prompted to install security updates which. Halfway through, the screen went black and stayed that way. I let it sit that way for 30 mins until I figured that at that point it must have froze so ...
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Problems with boot after installation

I'm trying to install elementary OS on a laptop with a windows 8.1 instalation. I wanted to erase everything from the windows installation and then install nicely the elementary OS on it. I've ...
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elementary OS unable to boot

I'm dual booting elementary os Loki with windows 10 (Acer Aspire R-13), the install seems to work fine and I got up and running but when I shut down and restart the computer it defaults back to ...
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USB not recognized or auto-mounted

Note: None of the relationed questions helped me... My problem is that when i turn on my Laptop (Inspiron 5559) without having any USB device connected (Ex: mouse, pendrive, external hard disk, ...
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Blank screen after installation, please help!

I reinstalled Elementary and after install it asks me to restart, and when it restarts a blank screen. I clicked esc, arrow down and up as suggested in other threads, no help. I reinstalled it the ...
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Error while booting v0.4.1-stable - nouveau, nomodeset not working

I installed my ElementaryOS with Rufus 2.16 on my USB, and tried to launch it. But then appeared this error: I tried using every option from F6 menu, and still not working. My PC: 1. i5-3470; 2. ...
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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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Trouble with Nvidia driver under Loki

I installed the Nvidia driver using Ubuntu method (Addition drivers tab under software & updates). It works great so far, but every time Elementary updates kernel system would not boot up. The ...

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