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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Changing bootsplash

I've been attempting to change the bootsplash. I've followed the instructions I've found for ubuntu 14.04 thinking they would work since it's based on that distro. I created my own theme which I'll ...
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Stuck on glowing elementary logo while booting

I have been repeatedly trying to get elementary OS to boot on my PC to no avail. I have tried both unetbootin and Rufus to make my USB bootable and two different USB sticks. Whenever I boot from the ...
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Black Screen after GRUB (Windows 8.1 dualboot)

Good night, people. Yesterday I was messing around to install elementary OS Freya and dualbooting with Windows 8.1. Before installing elementary OS I had Ubuntu 14.04 and W8.1 side by side perfectly, ...
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Is there a netboot install for elementary?

I'm trying to install elementary OS over PXE and I'm following this and this tutorial. But I had a problem with the netboot folder: I didn't find one for elementary OS. Can I find or do I have to make ...
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Black screen after install [duplicate]

I'm on Sony Vaio laptop; I booted from USB and tried elementary which worked well. I then installed using the entire drive with the "Download updates while installing". The install finishes and I ...
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Super GRUB is not displaying on my external monitor [closed]

OK so I have my laptop connected to a TV and I'm running a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and elementary OS Freya. I open the lid just enough for the power button to work, then I close the lid. Screen ...
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Minimal BASH-like line editing at startup

Minimal BASH-like line editing at startup. I used a live key of elementary Luna to install and execute boot-repair and got the following result: http://paste2.org/wVCzAxOC Despite the operation I ...
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Cannot boot to elementary OS, boots to UEFI instead

On my Asus X301A I have only Elementary OS Freya installed. Everything was great but at some point of time it started to boot to Aptio Setup Utility which is UEFI on my laptop, as far as I understand. ...
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elementary OS hangs at boot at 'Restoring resolver state…'

I'm running elementary Freya 64 bit and using the Nvidia binary driver v340.76. Yesterday some upgrades were installed, including apparently the kernel version 3.16.0-46-generic. Today I rebooted ...
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Full install of Freya 0.3.1 on external hard drive USB 3.0 [closed]

I have tried to install Elementary OS on my external hard drive (1TB, USB3.0). My computer is using UEFI and is alredy dual booting Ubuntu MATE and Windows 10. I created a Live USB with UNetbootin, ...
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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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elementary OS won't boot past live CD screen

I booted into live CD and I got the options where you can try elementary OS or install it, but every time I choose one of them it turns into a black screen and then after a few second my monitor can't ...
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Boot fails with ext4 filesystem error, unable to log in

I have a Horize P370M laptop that I installed elementary OS Freya over the top of a Luna install around two months ago. This morning, when trying to boot in from Grub I get the following message and ...
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How do I make elementary OS Freya not lead me to the Grub on boot?

I installed elementary OS Freya yesterday - replacing Ubuntu. When I boot instead of just elementary OS the PC sends me to a grub page where I have to choose between running elementary OS or "Advanced ...
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elementary OS Boot Error

When I am trying to boot from my USB to install elementary OS, it shows me an error. Could not open "\EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14. Can you help me?
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Bootloader Issue with Freya [duplicate]

Update: I found a solution! I am having the same problem as this person, but the solution is not working for me. I am booted into a grub prompt with minimal bash editing. My partitions are: boot ...
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How can I get elementary OS to boot?

I'm trying to install elementary OS Freya from USB stick or DVD but when I hit Enter on 'Install elementary OS', I get a black screen with a few errors. Could not open ~\EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi~: 14, ...
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Black/blank screen after fresh Juno install

I finally tried to get on the Juno(release-juno) ship, but I'm having a major issue in that when I boot up, I get the elementary OS logo followed by a black/blank screen. What I can do I can press ...
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After instalation, boot error message: can not find any operational system

After a clean installation of Elementary Loki, there is an error message during the booting that does not allow me run Elementary. "Cannot find any operational system". As I am not an expert, the only ...
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Shutdown and restart stuck on “Starting LightDM Display Manager”

It's been a couple of days since I used Elementary OS and it worked as smooth as possible but then all of a sudden I started having this problem. Whenever I restart or shutdown my notebook, it keeps ...
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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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How can I make conky run on boot?

I would like to set conky as a start-up application so I do not have to run conky in the terminal after every boot. My conky is based of a template I found on reddit and I have edited it. It can be ...
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pantheon desktop takes a long time to load [duplicate]

my pantheon desktop takes a long time to load, what's something that wasn't present before. The login screen appears immediately, but after I enter the password and the desktop is loading, it takes ...
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Encrypted Elementary doesn't boot on first try

After installing nvidia-370 drivers from official PPA, I cannot boot into my system from first try. So, basically each time I try to start my machine, after initial bios diagnostics it produces this: ...
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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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Sometimes the dock and top bar do not appear on elementary Loki. What to do? [duplicate]

Sometimes the dock and top bar do not appear. What to do?
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Cannot boot after updating newest hardware-enablement stack

0.3.2 Freya on a i7-3537U CPU 2.00GHz, NVIDIA GK107M [GeForce GT 740M] After getting the dialog box this user got, I searched for a solution and eventually used this one: Kernel version is still 3....
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Can't install nor boot elementary OS from USB (using rufus)

I've been trying to make it boot from a flashable usb stick for 2 days and I still haven't managed to do so. I tried with many other linux distros (ubuntu, mint, debian, manjaro) and they all work ...
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Operating System Not Found

Installed Elementary via the live usb to D drive. C Drive is windows ssd. In boot order have changed so the D drive is higher in the boot order than C. When order is reversed, the C drive works as ...
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How can I diagnose slow disk I/O?

I downloaded Freya, installed it alongside Windows, updated it, but it's response is too slow. It takes too long to boot, files take time to open, sometimes it just gets stuck. I checked for bad ...
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Latest update doesn't boot on my computer

So I updated my computer last night, and restarted it and was stuck on a black screen. After waiting about 15 minutes and restarting my computer a couple of times, I finally unplugged it, hoping to ...
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How can I remove and disable swap space?

on boot I get a message that is really annoying saying that my drive used for swap space is not ready yet or something around those lines. How can I disable and remove my swap space? I have 12gb of ...
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My Boot freezes if my secondary drive is plugged in - Freya

I have a weird issue. I installed elementary OS Freya last night. Long story short, I got tired of the issues I had with Windows 10 upgrade and decided to take the plunge. When I installed elementary ...
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How to disable fstream on boot

I have a laptop with Elementary OS 0.5 with SSD drive. Every time it boots it executes fstream. Can anybody point me which service needs to be disabled to prevent this. I want to conserve as much ...
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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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elementary OS booting in to KDE Plasma desktop

Not sure what happened but now when I try to boot in to elementary OS I get a KDE plasma (I think?) loading screen and then an error. I was using my laptop at work and hadn't changed anything. I get ...
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Troubles installing Grub in UEFI mode

A few days ago my new Dell XPS 15 9650 arrived. So far I managed to get only Windows 10 to install, but I really want to use elementary instead. After two days of fiddling around, I finally give up: ...
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Fresh Dual Boot install fails to load desktop

I installed a OS alongside OS X on my old Macbook with rEFIt. When I boot into Elementary it fails to load the Desktop environment and shows me the terminal. Do you guys have any ideas to how I can ...
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How can I install Elementary OS Freya 3.2 64bit on mac mini 1.1 flashed to 2.1?

How can I install Elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 64Bit on mac mini 1.1 flashed to 2.1? I have flashed mac mini 1.1 (to 2.1 EFI) with 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, DVD-RW, upgraded CPU to 64bit (intel C2D t7200). ...
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Unable to boot after install on i386 platform, missing grub, black screen

I'm having a hard time starting with elementary OS. After managing to install it from a USBKey (0.3.2 32bit version) on an old ACER AspireOne, erasing pre-existing system, I find myself unable to ...
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Can I create a rEFInd entry for elementary OS that always uses the latest kernel?

I run rEFInd on my laptop with Windows 10 and elementary OS. If I do not configure manual stanzas in rEFInd, it picks up the latest kernel version for elementary and displays: Windows 10, efi-grub and ...
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GRUB: Is there a way to pre-determine which OS to boot to, before the reboot?

I imagine this doesn't have a workable solution yet, but would like to know if anyone has tried: On Mac systems, there's an app for dual boot, from MacOS to boot to Windows on the next reboot, and ...
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Boot black screen after last update

After installing latest updates (I think nvidia drivers were updated as well) I can't boot anymore. I get a black screen no matter what I try: adding nomodeset to boot options, choosing recovery mode ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Switching video drivers before boot

My laptop's AMD GPU is broken, so I've been using the basic display driver to run things in windows until now. I booted into elementary OS on the machine, but it automatically re-renabled the GPU and ...
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elementary OS does not respond after boot

my problem is that after boot hardly anything in the OS works. I can open applications but I cant do anything with them, they simply don't respond. I found that after I press power button(hibernate) ...
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Turning on NVIDIA propritary driver on Macbook Pro makes it hang on reboot

I have installed Freya on a Macbook Pro from 2010. Works great, except for one odd issue: When I turn on the propritary NVIDIA driver and reboot, the system hangs when starting up the X-server. The ...