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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Can't boot Freya 0.3.1 from USB on Macbook Pro Early 2011

I got my Mac book Pro back from service and of course I tried booting Elementary OS from USB that was made with Unetbootin and boots on Lenovo x220. First boot resulted in ACPI PCC probe failed. ...
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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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elementary OS stopped booting

I have tried recovery mode and am currently trying out boot disk repair. So far I have had no luck in repairing it, so any advice would be great. Here is a paste of the boot info.
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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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Can elementary OS be installed on a laptop that you can't disable Secure Boot?

Can elementary OS be installed on a laptop that you can't disable Secure Boot?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to repair elementary OS?

I was installing Google Chrome on my elementary OS from installer and due to unmet dependencies i run sudo apt-get install -f Don't know what happened i just it was saying removing Pantheon-files ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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Laptop doesn't start because libudevso.0

Hello I have the following error when I turn on my computer. mountall: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0 : cannot open shared object file: Error 40' As I think I've read on the ...
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Grub failure, Intel Core i7 6700 Skylake [duplicate]

I have a grub failure after I install the elementary 0.3.1 freya. There is NOWwindows or other Linux OS installed , solo elementary. I got a Intel Core i7 6700 Skylake CPU, Asrock z170 motherboard. I ...
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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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I can't boot elementary OS [duplicate]

I have bought a new pc. It has an Intel g3258 with an ASUS h81m-k mobo. I have installed Windows 10 ( with safe mode disabled) and I also want to install elementary OS. But I'm not being able to ...
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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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Brightness keys repeat many times after released

I've ran into this issue where the brightness control on my laptop will "repeat" for a second or so, even when tapped lightly. The shortcuts are Fn+Home and Fn+End on this LG Z1 Pro Express Dual. ...
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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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elementary OS won't boot after install [duplicate]

Just tried twice installing elementary OS via a usb stick. After install it restarts but gets back to the install prompt ie it still boots from the stick. I reboot and go to the BIOS to revert back ...
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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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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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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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elementary OS and Windows 8 Installed, but I can´t choose wich to select [duplicate]

Well, as the title said, I am looking to learn and be a part of Linux. So I installed elementary OS with Windows 8 too, but my problem is, that when I turn on the computer, the system doesn't ask 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...