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 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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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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Cannot boot to elementary OS, boots to UEFI instead

On my Asus X301A I have only Elementary OS Freya installed. Everything was great but at some point of time it started to boot to Aptio Setup Utility which is UEFI on my laptop, as far as I understand. ...
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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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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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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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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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