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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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 ...
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I/O error, dev sda, getting busy box when booting up.

Having some trouble booting up my computer this morning - can anyone help out with this? I can't start up at all in either normal or recovery mode and I don't know what (or how to find out what) the ...
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how to get the grub menu to show when starting computer

elementary OS works but only when i go to advanced startup, i can access it from there. On startup, the grub menu doesn't appear - it goes straightaway to windows 10. is there a way to show the grub ...
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elementary OS: Wingpanel and plank load very slowly at boot [duplicate]

My hardware specifications include a 256 GB HDD SSD and 8 GB of RAM. Recently, eOS has started taking around 30 seconds to load wingpanel and plank after login screen. I referred to this question ...
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kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)

I have recently tried to install Elementary OS in order to replace Windows 7. My process was the following: Back up files one external hard drive. Create bootable Elementary OS USB using Universal ...
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Old Desktop will not boot Freya 0.3.2 i386 CD

great problem with very old desktop. System is an old AMD Athlon XP 1900+ on a ASUS A7V600-X MoBo with NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti200. System support CD-Boot only! No USB-Stick or HD work as boot device. ...
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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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Laptop having boot issues

I’ve just installed Elementary OS on my Toshiba Laptop and now I am getting boot issues. To turn the computer on after shutting down I have to force shutdown twice to get it to startup. The first time ...
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Make elementary OS freya boot in 20 seconds

My laptop is dual-booting Windows 10 and elementary OS.Windows 10 boots to the desktop (Chrome opens instantly) in just 20 seconds (including POST which is only 1 sec) while elementary OS Freya takes ...
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Black Screen Error instead elementary OS logo when Madcatz Strike5 Keyboard is pluged

I am already tried looking for my problem in this forum without no lucky, it seems to me just an aesthetics thing but it is a little annoying. I have a gamer keyboard (MadCatz Strike 5), and when it's ...
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Unable to mount partition on boot

I have installed elementary OS and Windows 10 alongside. after dividing a partition into two from Windows side, seems like elementary OS unable to mount the partitions on booting. It shows following ...
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What is the supported method for enabling/disabling services on elementary OS?

I installed the openssh-server package but only want it to start on demand, as opposed to boot which is the package default. When I tried to disable the SSH server using upstart I got the following ...
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Can I deinstall bumblebee if not needed?

I run Freya with a 4.2.8 Kernel on a new Intel Skylake NUC i3. Hardware acceleration of the Intel HD 520 works with "i915.preliminary_hw_support=1" in Grub. I don't have any Nvidia hardware. On ...
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How to install the 4.4 kernel on a unbootable system

My laptop does not boot Freya.So I think that I should upgrade my kernel to 4.4.But the system is unbootable and gives a error and does not show the GUI. But how could I do this when it doesn't boot
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Elementary OS Black screen after driver update?

I installed a graphics driver update using NeteXt'73 and now my screen goes permanently black soon after the pulsating elementary logo boot animation. How can I fix this? I cannot login nor access the ...
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Boot error messages spammed

I'm fairly new to the Linux community, but I have used it for a few years. I don't know much about how it works, but I think I can get around it with detailed instructions. Anyways, today I decided ...
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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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No OS found after installation from LiveUSB

I just tried to install ElementaryOS on my HP Probook. After the installer finishes, it reboots my computer, like normal. However, it does not boot upon restart. Instead, I get a black screen with ...
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Installation issues

I've had some issues when installing the newest version of Elementary OS Freya (0.3.2). The installation and partitioning work as expected, and show no errors. Upon rebooting the system gives me a ...
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No entry in GRUB to boot!

I have a computer with the following specs - Intel Pentium E2180 945GCM S2L board 2 hdd's namely Seagate Momentus SpinPoint with windows 7 on sda1 , an extended partition sda4 containing 346GB ...
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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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Freya does not boot after kernel 3.19.0-51 update

Samsung R580 Laptop (Intel i5 Quad Core, 2.27 GHz) elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit) Single Boot Machine Recently upgraded (using the Software Updater) to Kernel 3.19.0-51. After upgrade, the ...
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VMware tools failing elementary OS freya to boot up after a kernel update

After updating and restarting elementary OS Freya hangs on the logo screen. I figured out that the problem cause VMware tools. I assume that this guide should help fix it: https://kb.vmware.com/...
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elementary OS crashed and doesn’t boot

I have installed Chrome using this steps: Add Key Set repository Install package using apt-get But it didn’t start after I have clicked on new icon. After that I ran apt-upgrade. Then I decided to ...
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After booting elementry from USB Stick it crashes

after booting stops elementry on the desktop. Only the desktop wallpaper and the Mouse cursor can be seen. The computer responds to nothing. I tried Freya 32Bit and 64Bit. Why is that? On another ...
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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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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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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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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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elementary OS 0.3.2 won't boot (No volume groups found)

After installing via USB stick with everything default but using encrypted disk I rebooted, and the following happens: Dell logo shows up, as usual GRUB screen elementary OS logo stuck for several ...
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changing sizes of boot partitions

My boot is too small..should have made it larger initially. So, I have rebooted the machine with the Elementary/USB drive. Launched GPartition. Unmounted the partitions on my HD. But I can't seem ...
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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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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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elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 won't boot after installing tlp

I just spent 2 hours installing all my programs and getting everything set up the way I wanted it. The last thing I did was install tlp... I used the command sudo tlp start and my system suddenly ...
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Booting elemetary OS with USB

I am installing elementary OS on my computer as a primary operating system. Whenever I choose my USB as the boot device nothing happens. Can someone please walk me through doing this?
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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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Is it possible to have Windows 10 and elementary OS installed on my HP notebook at the same time and boot without a USB drive?

I am new to this forum and I don't know much about PCs and OS. All I want to do, if possible, is to install elementary OS on my notebook without erasing Windows 10. I would also like to know that ...
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Can I still download the 0.3.1 iso anywhere?

Well, still working on the problem of installing elementary on a Bay Trail machine (32-bit bootloader, 64-bit processor). Unfortunately 0.3.2 doesn't support 32-bit UEFI any more, so I'd like to try ...
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Black screen with Linux kernel 3.19.0.41

I have a PC with elementary OS only and after loading screen and elementary logo there is just a black screen instead of login screen. My keyboard acts like it's unplugged, it doesn't respond to num ...
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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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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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