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 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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XORG issue from frozen trackpad - crumb!

Good morning, Running Loki w/ 4.8.0-34-generic kernel on a 2016 HP Spectre x360 w/ edge drivers loaded (so I can get my wifi to work; Intel 8265 doesn't work in Loki). Last night I left the OS ...
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Cannot disable AMD Graphics card, I want to run only Intel Integrated

I am new to Linux and having a very difficult time running Elementary OS Loki without any hiccups. I am currently running it on a 2011 Macbook Pro with an AMD Radeon GPU as well as an integrated Intel ...
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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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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 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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System is not Booting after graphics driver installation

Last night, I have updated graphics driver. After the installation, system automatically restarted. After that OS is not loading. Only Black screen is coming after Elementary logo. What should i do ...
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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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Can't start/boot Elementry OS loki after fresh install

I have installed Loki with update on the go when installing but when restart can't load into OS, can't show the splash just like typing but nothing to do. I have installed dual boot with Windows10 and ...
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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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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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Help me installing Linux on a UEFI only Notebook

So my friend got a Odys Trendbook 14 Pro notebook really cheap. He planned to install Elementary OS on it. But now we come to the problem. He cant boot from his USB he made with rufus. The only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sometimes the system boots slow

Brand new computer with SSD and most of the times the system boots really fast, but other times it doesn't. I enter my password and then wait solid minute and a half. I tried to see if there is any ...
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Free space on /boot disk problem

I have an Asus u6sg and when I have to install updates It tell me that I do not have enough space in the "/boot" disk. I can't be able to do changes with Gparted. How can I do? thanks PS: how can I ...
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New installation on MacPro not recognised

I followed all installation instructions to the letter, I didn't force UEFI so I could boot normally in OSX (MacPro 3,1). The installation (on an external USB HDD) doesn't work at all, not when ...
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Long load time on bootup with nvidia graphics card

I installed Loki fresh from a usb stick. I replaced the graphics card and had some trouble (see this question) After fixing this, the bootup process takes an extremely long time. Bootup with the AMD ...
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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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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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NetworkManager is delaying my boot. How can I solve it without breaking functionality?

After a recent update or maybe after connecting to a TTLS wifi network my boot time increased in 10 seconds. I could make it faster by disabling "Connect automatically to this network" on the ...
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Verbose boot up

When I first installed eOS the boot up was 'silent' ie no screen activity until the log-in screen was reached. Now it gives a verbose list of everything that's being loaded which is not a serious ...
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I have no GUI after signing in

Changed my power settings so that it would do nothing when I shut the lid on my laptop. Then I had to restart to get the settings to work. After that, when I get to the sign-in screen where I can ...
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Screen Just blank when selecting “install elementary os”

Screen Just blank when selecting "install elementary os" in EFi mode, when i try to install from bios mode just the white courser is blinking.
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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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Problem booting with NVidia graphics

Today I tried to install elementary OS on my PC alongside Windows 10 but I've got error when I tried to launch bootable usb (see photo). How can I install it? I want to try Linux for my first time. ...
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I maybe corrupted my BIOS

So the thing is that I was running a live elementary USB and wanted to use GParted to do some partitioning on my other USB but Gparted interrupted me constantly with the error that GPT table was ...
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How to disable startup chime?

When first booting up my MacBook Pro running Elementary OS, there's a rather loud startup sound effect. I have my desktop volume turned all the way down and also toggled off, however this doesn't seem ...
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Soft lockup and delayed boot

Freshly installed elementary os with nvidia drivers will lock up during the boot, delaying to boot by roughly 30s. Is there anything I can do to stop that? I have blacklisted non-nvidia drivers. Here ...
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Loki: Can move cursor on the screen but can't click on anything [closed]

In trying to find a suitable OS to install on my 2009 Macbook, I went with Ubuntu with which I couldn't connect to Wi-Fi, so I'd like to try Elementary. I created a bootable USB with Loki, booted on ...
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Error SQUASHFS?

i'm having problems installing elementary os freya 32 bits, i have a really older laptop from a little cousin and want to install elementary, i'm using rufus to create the bootable usb and install it, ...
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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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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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Trying ElementaryOS - boot from USB

First of all I'm not familiar with Linux products, but I'm interested and wanted to try elementary due to fact it looks simple and no additional apps are required after installation - it is like out ...
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elementary OS Freya freezes when booting

When I boot elementary OS Freya, it freezes with the pulsating logo. Pressing "Esc", I see that the last line is * Starting cups-browsed - Bonjour remote printer browsing daemon [ OK ]. I have ...
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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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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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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 uvd error

I successfully installed elementary OS, but i get the following error when i boot the os. *ERROR* UVD not responding, trying to reset the VCPU!!! I have an AMD radoen hd 6000 graphics card and ...
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Screen goes blank after GRUB loader

Everytime I choose to boot to eOS,screen goes blank most of the time after GRUB loader. No splash screen is ever displayed. Everytime I need to reset my laptop 3-4 times to get to lock screen of eOS. ...
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How to repair the system after an accidental deletion of the kernels?

(newbie alert!). So basically, a window kept pop-in out saying that the volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining So I searched for a solution and I found one saying that I should ...
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How can you install elementary OS without installing the bootloader?

I want to install eOS but i already have an Arch install with grub2. Can i skip eOS's grub installation and use my existing one?
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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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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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How do I mount encrypted root LVM volumes for editing or recovery?

I needed to move the /home directory on the boot/root drive to another disk to free up space. This meant replicating the data to the other drive, then mounting the encrypted boot drive offline so I ...