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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PC boots up only after reset (2nd time)

My Computer with Elementary OS boots up only after reset / restart. When I turn on PC i see Elementary Screen appears then black screen and nothink happens , after push reset button boots normally. ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 installation from USB freezes

USB-stick made with Etcher but after boorin shows up only some cryptic text ... Should DVD help or getting rid of Rock Ridge dual folders in iso ? JK
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Slow boot ElementaryOS 5.1.7 after install Snapd

My boot is too slow - 1min 1.778s. Im beginner in linux and i have old PC but enough for elementary i think... I noticed that after install snapd boot is slower. Can i delete this service and how ?? ...
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Help to boot directly off m.2 drive instead of my hdd where the bootloader is. ASUS A520M-K

Good day all I am stumped... So I was running an older system on PopOS(From an HDD), I upgraded and decided to install ElementaryOS on my SSD, the HDD was still plugged in, when it came to choosing ...
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elementary os not booting or login Screen not Display

When I am turning on the laptop, my screen shows the only attachment image. And Ctrl+Alt+F1 also not working. it that any way to rest my ELEMENTARY OS
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Trouble with Installation!

As soon as i tried to boot from the USB drive, i was shown a screen which said security policy violation (As shown in the screenshot) and then had to boot to windows back. Any help is much appreciated....
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Can install on Nitro 5 with Ryzen 5 3550H, but screen turns black after boot

Can install on Nitro 5 with Ryzen 5 3550H and GTX 1650, but screen turns black after boot. After some search, I discovered that the problem's that the processor don't support Linux Distros, but after ...
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Can install on white MacBook (2010) but boot only shows black screen

I have an old, white MacBook. Not sure if that is a 2009 or 2010 model, but I think it is the 2010 model. It has no macOS installed anymore (the partition was deleted) and as it cannot run any current ...
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Installing Elementary OS on Mac Pro 1,1 (black screen on after boot screen)

I'm new to linux, i'm trying to install Elementary OS on my Mac Pro, I get the 'elementary os' boot screen and the count down from 10 seconds but when I allow the operation to boot - it just goes to a ...
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Early access login problem

I'm new to the early access; I use 5.1 on my desktop system. I'm trying to install elementary on a Powerbook Pro. I've downloaded the 12/31/20 and 1/1/21 builds; both react the same. When I boot, I ...
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Unable to create bootable

Used Rufus for creating bootable file of hera 5. But it always shows error.It shows 'Unable to download file'. Please fix this as early as possible.
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/dev/nvme1n1p1 requires a manual fsck

today when I booted Linux it gave me this error: What can I do? I'm Linux noob, so can u help me step by step? Thank you in advance!
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Elementary OS Wifi not available

I often incur the issue that the Wifi connections are not shown. Neither is the WIfi functionality displayed in settings (see photos attached to this post). This occurs every 3-5 boots, and rebooting ...
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Black screen after successful (?) install

Another black screen issue here. I thought I successfully installed Elementary on a mid-2010 iMac (after editing in grub to set nomodeset). It went through the install wizard and asked for my time ...
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Dead screen after sleep mode

I left the laptop sleeping instead of powering off yesterday night. In the morming the screen was frozen so I did a hard power off and power on. A black screen welcomed be with two options elementary/...
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screen is block to a endless prompt blinking when booting

I am using elementary OS Hera( it's based on ubuntu 18).When I start my PC today,I was block to a black screen with a prompt blinking that never end.Usually the prompt blink a few seconds and the ...
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Dell recovery partition is called by USB boot

I have a DELL OptiPLex 7050. I want to try ElementaryOS on it. It has Ubuntu (by default). I created the USB stick with ElementaryOS and also checked md5sum. No error found. Secure mode is OFF on BIOS....
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GRUB and file system recovery behaviour, after lengthy shutdown

Does normal GRUB behaviour match my description below? My original description follows; I edited my question to enable a yes/no answer. If others feel my GRUB is behaving as expected, I will focus on ...
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secure boot problems

As I understand elementary is compatible with secure boot. However, I wasn't able to boot from usb without disabling secure boot, and now that the os is installed, it will only boot with secure boot ...
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Unable to enter eOS after restoring snapshot in TimeShift

After restoring a snapshot from TimeShift my laptop reboots and boots onto a blue screen that reads "ERROR: Verification failed:(0x1A)Security Violation". I have to go into my BIOS setup and ...
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Elementary OS boot failure after a successful installation and first-time boot

Recently I bought an Intel Hades Canyon with Intel SSD 760 512GB and decided to use elementary os as single os on it. I had no problems installing it and after the restart of the installation it ...
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Touched Boot Sector 0

The installer does not honor disk install target ... it sort of installed where I asked but then during Grub creation decided to muck around the primary disk boot sector. really not sure why that ...
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Elementary won't boot with a QHD monitor

i have installed Elementary on my NUC-8-i7 about 6 months ago. Everything was working perfectly for me and i had no issues. Recently I upgraded my monitor to a QHD monitor and suddenly it won't boot......
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How to remove grub on startup

I've a single OS pc, with latest version of elementary installed on. Everytime I start up the system, Grub asks me to select what to boot or it will select automatically in 30 second the first row (...
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blank screen on boot

This is my first attempt to experiment with some form of Linux. I created a boot USB for Elementary OS 5.1.6 Hera using Rufus. The USB stick is a 256 gb Corsair Voyager. I booted from it, saw a bunch ...
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Live USB wont boot on BIOS system(PLS HELP!)

Hello everyone Pls i request u guys to help me out eith this problem. I am running a 2007 built desktop with the intel duo core processor @2ghz(64 bit cpu). I recently made a live usb for elementary ...
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Stuck at this error after a fresh installation: PCIe bus error: severity=corrected, type=data link layer

I installed Elementary OS alongside Windows 10 on MSI GF-63, had no difficulty getting things done but was stuck at the error screen shown below after I restarted the pc and I couldn't boot to ...
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NIC is down after reboot

Linux 5.4.0-42-generic virtual machine running on ESX 6.7 on standalone host Everytime I reboot the VM my one and only NIC is DOWN. I have to go into UI and turn it on. I ve added ifconfig ens160 up ...
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Elementary OS suddenly not starting - stuck on logo screen

I've been using Elementary OS on my Dell XPS 13 for a few months now after switching from Ubuntu. I hadn't encountered any problems until yesterday evening when I turned my laptop on and, instead of ...
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i don't know what's happening

I downloaded elementary os, but then I wanted to change the operating system again, but I couldn't do it because when I opened the boot screen of the other system I was going to download, every time ...
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Go back to Manjaro from Elementary OS alpha build on Pinebook Pro

So I recently installed an Elementary OS daily build on my PBP. Wanted to go back to manjaro and followed Pine64's directions but didn't work. Then I tried doing what I did for Elementary OS but this ...
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Stuck at welcome logo whenever I try to start

I am beginner and last time I didn't make any configuration or change When I got stuck I just force shutdown my laptop and I could've never start anything
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Windows Boot Manager loops back to GRUB

Lately I installed eOS 5.1 Hera on my good old Asus X52JC (BIOS,no UEFI) next to Win10. Almost completely successfully, except an issue with GRUB I cannot get solved myself so far. What works: Boots ...
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AMD Laptop: Boot sometimes fails

I seem to have fixed this issue and posting my answer below. TLDR: this seems to be common problem with AMD machines. I am stuck with a boot problem I struggle to narrow down: I installed elementary ...
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Can't Get Fresh Install to Boot on Dell Inspiron 3452

eOS community. I was very excited to try Elementary OS on a Dell Inspiron 3452 laptop; however, when I try to boot into the new OS, the computer can't find it. The machine has a 32GB emmc that I had ...
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Problem with Booting

I am using elementary os for more than 6 months now and i faced no problem, but now whenever i am trying to switch on my laptop the logo shows for few minutes and then it takes me to (initramfs) ...
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Why does the error “drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to send host log message” appear during elementary OS boot and can it be fixed?

When booting elementary OS on a VirtualBox host with the (VirtualBox recommended) VMSVGA video controller selected, the following error occurs during boot: Other people have suggested that the fix ...
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How Can I Get Elementary To Open First Using A Dual Boot With Windoz 10?

How can I get Elementary OS to open first when turning on the computer using a dual boot with Windoz 10? Yesterday I used a USB Live version of Elementary and loaded it into the computer. The computer ...
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My solution: stuck at black screen/password screen after running software updates this week:

My PROBLEM today (numbered below) and SOLUTIONS (lettered A, B and C). Scroll to Solutions below (but may be helpful to see if you have same problem). PROBLEM: 1)Powered off computer yesterday which I ...
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After disabling Secure Boot, I can't even boot to the live usb

I bought a new laptop with r5 4500u and installed Elementary OS but the brightness control was not working. I've tried many fixes, including updating to kernel 5.7.0 and 5.7.10. I had to sign those ...
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Not getting any response while trying to install from USB

I've been attempting to dual-boot Windows 10 and ElementaryOS, but have 0 success so far. Whenever I try to boot from USB after selecting it in the boot menu, I really shortly see the logo of my ...
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ElementaryOS Won't boot after normal installation from live USB

I've installed ElementaryOS, and it won't boot. It shows me the ElementaryOS Logo, but then it changes to a terminal with the cursor blinking. There is no text in the terminal whatsoever. Please help ...
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Hera won't recognize my usb wifi unless I replug it

I installed EO yesterday and I've had a couples of bugs related to wifi. First, Hera will recognize my Mercusys N150 Wireless USB Adapter(MW150US) but only when I unplug it and then plug it again. ...
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Can't boot into elementary OS, how can I fix this or do I need to reinstall it?

Quick info that could be helpful: OS Version: elementary OS 5.0 Juno (i don't know why it didn't update) Okay, so I was trying to extend my 19GB ext4 partition because that was where all my user data ...
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Booting Hera with Multisystem USB

Since Juno release I am unable to boot the system with Multisystem USB (combination of GRUB and live system ISO). The boot process gets interrupted with initramfs unable to find a medium containing a ...
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Boot Issue After Formatting and Changing Mounting Points

Sorry in advance for my poor screenshots since I can't boot up! For some reason my 2nd internal NVMe drive was inaccessible, so I messed around with it in a partition app by formatting it which didn't ...
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Booting to blank screen eOS 5.1

When booting up my laptop from power off or hibernated state I am booted into a black screen with a small white under-score in the top left. Nothing proceeds to happen. To work around this I power ...
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Recovery menu and boot problems

After the 7/2/20 updates, I ran sudo apt autoremove. Since then, the first reboot never went to a login screen. The e splash logo hung there all night. In the morning, I hard rebooted (Power switch on ...
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Bootloop when trying to try out elementary os from bootable usb

I'm trying to try out elementary os from a bootable usb, but every time I hit the 'try elementary os' button, the pc shuts down and when I boot it again, I receive the exact same screen and the same ...
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Booted up to no keyboard, touchpad, wifi, Bluetooth, and bad display

I am on elementary os 5.1 on MB Pro mid 2012. I believe that is 11,1. Everything worked great last night but turn on from normal shutdown and now missing keyboard, touchpad, wifi and Bluetooth and ...

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