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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Adwaita package removed - can’t boot in

I am not an expert in the terminal but I understand how it works a little. So I wanted to remove some themes from my elementary OS Loki. First I deleted the .theme folder, but on the tweaks I could ...
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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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Computer doesn't get past BIOS start, screen goes black

Today (02.09.16) I was updating the available security package on my computer when its battery died. Yes I know that all updates should be done with computer connected but I simply forgot and the ...
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mkusb persistent live boot configuration

I use MKUSB and it works brilliantly for eOS Loki persistent live. However, I cannot work out how to edit the boot menu... I can't find grub.cfg (which I've done before, but not on a MKUSB ...
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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 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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Switch from elementary OS to Ubuntu

So last week I had replaced my OS with elementary OS, no duel booting, no partitions, just full on replaced Windows with elementary OS. That would be it, except that i'm having some issues running ...
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Help at installing elementary OS

When I click "Try elementary OS without installing" or "install elementary OS" my computer boots to Windows 7. I have burned the elementary OS ISO in my USB.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Dell XPS 15 9560. Installed to Corsair Voyager GTX USB-SSD. Stuck at black flashing cursor

So I booted up ElementaryOS in a VM, and I installed the OS onto the USB as you would install it to a regular SSD/HDD. So I have a portable USB OS. Pretty neat! Except that it doesn't work after ...
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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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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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Booting problem

I install updates every day and since 1st of Feb. I have booting issues with my Elementary OS 0.4 Loki (64-bit) (U 16.04 LTS) but not every time though. I turn on my PC. sda5 screen shows up, I enter ...
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I just want elementary OS 5.0 Juno to work

Powered up this morning to be greeted with the GNU Grub screen version 2.02. I chose +Advanced options, then elementary, with Linux 4.15.0-43-generic (recovery mode). After a long list of command ...
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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 396, Juno goes black/blank after the initial splash screen. Loki functioned fine. The odd thing is, that ...
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Grub appeared out of nowhere. How do I remove it?

I installed Juno a couple weeks ago on a new laptop. I have elementaryOS on one hard drive and Windows 10 on a second hard drive -- no partitioning, just physically separate drives. When I initially ...
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Unable to boot Elementary OS on Mac Mini- Freya 32 Bit

So, I've been trying to install Elementary OS Freya for a while now and realised I needed the 32 Bit version because Mac Minis have a 32 bit limitation for kernels. But when I tried the USB method, ...
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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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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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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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Taking too much time to boot the system..?

I'm new to Linux platform , I needed a clean light weight Linux distro that's what I come up with elementary os . Also it looks really cool . But , the problem is its taking too much time to boot up , ...
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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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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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elementary OS installer crashes

I'm running a Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB. Trying to dual boot elementary OS with Windows10. At pretty near the end of the installation process when everything is being installed, it just crashes. It gives ...
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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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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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My system doesn't boot up anymore

I update my system today and a few minutes after the update was done, my system started to fall apart. Everything began with icons of the window controls not showing up anymore. Further I could start ...
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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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elementary OS Loki: I have to put the laptop to sleep right after booting to make it work

In the last week or so I started having problems with Loki while booting. The laptop (Lenovo Z50-70) boots to the desktop, but only the background image is shown, without the dock or the top panel (I ...
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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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How can I install elementary OS in a partition of an external HDD?

I am trying to install elementary OS inside an external HDD, so I can take it with me anywhere and use it any time I need it. I have done many Linux installations before on this HDD, but using the ...
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Cannot login due to elementary OS thanks to Veracrypt and a possibly invalid volume

I have Freya with an encrypted partition and decided to try Veracrypt. It created a partition I'll named like /dev/mnt/veracrypt7. After fiddling with the app, I gave up thinking I'm already well ...
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Cannot boot elementary OS from external drive from OS X

Installation of elementary OS was successful but when I attempt to boot into elementary OS that drive doesn't show up with the other bootable drives. I can see the drive in Disk Utility but I cannot ...
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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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Try to dual boot elementary OS with windows 10

Initial situation: - 1 x 120GB SSD (GPT) Windows partition - 1 x 500GB HDD (GPT) elementary OS partition As you can read in the title i try to achieve a dual boot setup with elementary OS and ...
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Unable to boot elementary OS after new important security and hardware support update

I have installed above update and after that system cannot boot. it displayed the "e" logo and after that everything goes black again, does anyone know how to fix this? already tried recovery mode. ...
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*ERROR* CPU Pipe B underrun

Today I'm using my laptop, but suddenly my laptop freeze. It's happen usually because it's old laptop with low end spec. Then I force shutdown and restart. Then I open mozilla, and got freeze again. ...
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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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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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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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Elementary not booting (SOLVED)

First time I'm totally lost with linux :/ I guess there must be a first time for everything! :P The problem I'm having is I cannot boot into elementary. I select it in the grub and the after the ...
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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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No swap space on elementary-os Freya

During boot I get the message: /dev/mapper/elementary--vg-swap_1 is not ready yet or not present - message on boot which has been deleted after a while. After a login I can't see any swap space ...
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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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