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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Occasional Black Screen on Boot [closed]

An annoying problem to say the least. I have a laptop (Dell Precision M4500) and roughly 50% of the time, I boot to a black screen. Otherwise, I boot to a normal login just fine. Running Freya 0.3....
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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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Can't boot into Elementary OS on Macbook without efi boot

Big linux noob ahead, so please be kind if I don't exactly understand everything I'm talking about here. I installed Ubuntu on my father's old macbook 4.1 a few days ago, and it worked just fine. ...
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Problems with bootup

After installing elementary os I booted with a live Cd to resize my partition and ever since the boot up is not taking place normally. Sometimes it freezes with a blank screen. Sometimes it shows ...
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Low Disk Space on boot warning [duplicate]

I am getting the following notice: "Low disk space on "boot". The volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining." Is this a problem? If so how do I resolve it? Can I do it via GParted ...
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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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error: unknown filesystem

I was happily watching a TV show episode and 5 minutes later I am with a fried computer. I am going step by step with what just happened: I was using VLC when suddently the video stopped working and ...
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How to access Dual boot when Grub is corrupted?

I tried to delete my partitions of Ubuntu to Dual boot elementary, and now I can only access Windows with F12. If I let it boot, it says "minimal bash like script...". In my boot entries on F1, I get: ...
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elementary OS non-uefi installation?

i've been pulling my hair out because of this, so i had a dual boot(non UEFI, normal BIOS) of windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 and i decided to replace ubuntu with elementary OS 64 bit then installation ...
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Black screen on boot after adding something to xorg.conf folder

Black screen after boot after changing adding something to conf folder. I added a xorg.conf.d file called "50-gamma.conf" which contains: display-setup-script=xrandr --output eDP1 -- gamma 1:0.93:1 ...
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Stuck at splash with "Waiting for network configuration"

I just restarted my Elementary OS and it is stuck at splash screen with a text Waiting for network configuration...
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Taking time to boot Freya

After some days of working. i have installed , chrome, php, apache, mysql, teamviewer, skype, and few small apps. mine Freya takes time to boot. What is the reason for the delay. and anything i can do ...
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elementary OS does not boot after 0.3.2 update

After the last update and rebooting a Grub screen showed. Totally new, as I have elementary OS as my main and sole OS. The options it gives are -elementary OS -Advance Options for elementary OS, which ...
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Reboot and Select proper Boot device

When I turn on my computer, the system shows: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key When I press a key, it shows up again. The problem ...
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Booting to a black screen

I just installed elementary os. Works perfect. Installed some updates and programs, hit restart and every thing works. Installed the videocard drivers (AMD hd 7850), moved all my music and photos to ...
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i can't boot elemntary os freya "minimal BASH like line editing is supported"

I decided to leave windows and use Linux, but I have a problem - when I installed elementary OS I couldn't boot, a black screen appeared and says "minimal BASH like line editing is supported..." and ...
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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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Luna (0.2.1) sometimes won't load desktop environment after a reboot [closed]

Quite often, I'll reboot my machine, i.e., after an update or for some other reason. When the machine reboots, elementary OS won't boot with a desktop, but rather just a command prompt. I can log in ...
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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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Edit shutdown menu? Add custom entry?

Hey! I have a Dual-Boot System and I want to add a new button to my shutdown menu. If I press Windows 10 it should run these commands: sudo efibootmgr -n 000E sudo reboot Or is there a better way to ...
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install elementary os freya grub-pc [duplicate]

I tried installing elementary os freya on my dell laptop, at the end of installation, I get "grub-pc failed to install on target..." As a remark, I installed ubuntu gnome 14.10 without getting any ...
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Hard drive partition table seems to have broken during a clean install of freya 0.3.1 [duplicate]

So as the heading states, I did a clean install as an upgrade, rather than upgrading the os from 0.3 to 0.3.1. I basically chose to reformat the drive, because its a work laptop and all my documents ...
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Problem with BURG in elementary OS Freya

I have dual boot my computer with Windows 10 and elementary OS Freya, I Follow this step: Tweak your startup with this nice elementary-styled bootloader theme I type the command in the terminal and ...
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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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"No detected operating systems" - What should I do?

I am a first time linux user trying to install elementary os on my old macbook. I followed a guide on elementary.io/docs/installation on how to install it. I got the ISO image on a usb and rebooted ...
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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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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 ...
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Boot to GRUB after fresh install [duplicate]

So I've read up on the forum that this is a recurring problem, but this might give just a little more insight. I installed elementary OS (latest version) on my laptop. The SSD was clean and formatted....
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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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No boot device after install on HP ProBook 4540s [duplicate]

I just finished installing Freya on my HP ProBook 4540s laptop. After successful install, it prompted to remove the install USB and restart. So I did. After restarting, I get a No bootable image found,...
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Usage of elementary OS on USB (persistent)

I would like to keep elementary OS on a USB 3.0 drive, to use a private OS on a business laptop . I'll use the OS for office apps (probably Libre), FreeCad and some IDEs including subversion clients. ...
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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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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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Freshly installed elementary OS Freya missing in boot menu

I just installed elementary OS Freya in a partition where the old elementary OS Luna used to be, but in grub I can't see the option to boot with Freya, but the old Luna one. When selecting this one ...
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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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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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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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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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Can not mount old encrypted home partition

Computer: Acer Aspire 4752 Intel core i3-2330M, 6GB RAM,500GB HDD I had the 64-bit elementary OS Luna with the following disk partitions: /dev/sda1(400GB) as /home /dev/sda2(30GB) as /root /dev/sda3(...

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