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Minimal BASH-like line editing at startup

I managed to fix this problem by checking the Purge GRUB before reinstalling it in the GRUB option tab.
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Black Screen after GRUB (Windows 8.1 dualboot)

Try adding nomodeset to the boot. Here's how to do it: Press and hold the Shift button which will show you a GRUB screen containing a list of kernels and recovery options. Press e to edit the ...
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elementary OS won't boot past live CD screen

Try launching your kernel with nomodeset option, following this instructions: During the boot process, press and hold SHIFT key. Now you can see the grub menu. Press e key on first line to edit it. ...
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Is there a netboot install for elementary?

There is not a netboot install for elementary OS.
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Boot fails with ext4 filesystem error, unable to log in

I did a little bit of a look around and found little that could help. I returned and ran fsck manually and was able to clear the issue! Yay me! My Linux Foo did not abandon me...
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Usage of elementary OS on USB (persistent)

Lack of stability or system performance: Once configured, I don't think so (never experienced some, from OpenSuse in the early days till Arch, Kali and Mint today), except the slower speed while ...
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How can I make conky run on boot?

In system settings, choose Applications Click on startup tab In the left bottom corner you will see a '+' button, click it You will find a box to type in a custom command, type in the conky there.
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Distinction between Operating System, Kernel and Bootloader

In addition to the three you listed a fourth part of the system also plays an important role. The BIOS. Each piece of software transitions a computer from power off to a functional system starting ...
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Edit shutdown menu? Add custom entry?

First off, grub supports rebooting in to a specific OS, so you might want to use that instead. See https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/43196/how-can-i-tell-grub-i-want-to-reboot-into-windows-...
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How can I remove and disable swap space?

Temporary sudo swapoff -a Permanent First we must tell the system not to attempt to mount the swap partition on boot. sudo scratch-text-editor /etc/fstab Comment out (place a # before) or delete ...
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Bootloader Issue with Freya

I found a solution hidden in the comments. Run this on your grub screen: configfile /efi/grub/ and hit tab (you may need to wait half a minute for it to load) It should give you a list of possible ...
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How to repair elementary OS?

It seems like you unistalled parts of your desktop. sudo apt-get install --reinstall elementary-desktop should do the trick. BTW you can install chromium from the official repositories.
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How can I get elementary OS to boot?

The ASUS PC you have supports GPU display. Go to BIOS, System Agent Configuration, then Graphics Config and set Primary Display to CPU instead of Auto. Turn Fastboot OFF and then leave Windows UEFI on ...
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Changing bootsplash

In order to use your theme you need to add and set an alternative for the default plymouth theme, and update the initrd image. sudo update-alternatives --install /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth ...
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Can I still download the 0.3.1 iso anywhere?

0.3.1 doesn't support 32bit UEFI either. There is an open ticket for supporting 32bit UEFI in the future on Launchpad
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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?

You can install the elementary OS on a separate partition or over free space on the hard drive. You will only need an external storage device to install the OS.
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kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)

Have the same problem and found out that page: https://www.linux.com/learn/how-rescue-non-booting-grub-2-linux I used the commands from there: during grub-menu just enter c for commandline, than do ...
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Encrypted Elementary doesn't boot on first try

Actually, that seems like a regular problem across Linux, when people try to use NVIDIA drivers and encrypted file-system. Plymouth doesn't play well with NVIDIA. The temporary solution is to disable ...
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pantheon desktop takes a long time to load

This is probably a duplicate Delay to Start Elementary OS 0.4 Loki (64-bit) Try this: mv /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.disabled
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I just want elementary OS 5.0 Juno to work

First that "Tech Guy" didn't knew a thing or is lying to you if he never saw a message like that. You can even Google it and you'll find dozens of articles about this, even your exact same issue. The ...
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Distinction between Operating System, Kernel and Bootloader

First I'll simplify your question Because Kernel and Bootloader are both parts of the Operating System. First, let's talk about Kernel: To understand work of kernel I'll assume you've basic knowledge ...
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Elementary OS 6 Live USB don't boot

I had the same error while being in legacy mode. My fix was to change the BIOS to read a different file than its default in the folder /efi/boot on the usb-stick. To do that I had to create a new boot ...
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Black screen instead of plymouth

This bug has to do with changes in the theme between the current and the last version of elementary. They changed the theme so that hardware manufacturers could display their logo during bootup. ...
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elementary OS and Windows 8 Installed, but I can´t choose wich to select

The next time you should install the OS's in reverse order:First install Windows then the Linux OS. Then you will have the grub menu when you start the computer. I found a similar question on ...
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Grub failure, Intel Core i7 6700 Skylake

OK, I use the method posted here How can I fix a secure boot failing to grub when I installed 0.3.1?, and I did boot in !!!!! For the second problem, I enable the i915.preliminary_hw_support=1. ...
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How to access Dual boot when Grub is corrupted?

Here's the answer from https://askubuntu.com/questions/133533/how-to-remove-ubuntu-and-put-windows-back-on/143482#143482 It will help you restore the windows MBR The Master Boot record. You need to ...
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My Boot freezes if my secondary drive is plugged in - Freya

The machine is attempting to book to your second drive. There are a few things that fix this: Reorder Boot Devices in BIOS By pressing the function keys, ususally F2 during startup (like, as soon as ...
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elementary OS Boot Error

If you have a running linux system. Plug USB sudo parted /dev/sdX set 1 boot on sudo mount /dev/sdX1 /mnt sudo 7z x /path-to-iso -o/mnt/ Where X is your USB device (usualmente a)
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i can't boot elemntary os freya "minimal BASH like line editing is supported"

Boot from the Live CD Open gparted → Right Click on sda1 → Flags: Check boot, quit Open terminal Mount partitions mkdir ~/efi mkdir ~/root sudo mount /dev/sda1 ~/efi/ sudo mount /dev/sda2 ~/...
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