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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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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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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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kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)

Have the same problem and found out that page: 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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Black screen at boot [SOLVED]

Everything works again! No need to reinstall! I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F1 to boot into tty1 and the $DISPLAY environment variable was empty. So redefined the DISPLAY variable using export DISPLAY=:0.0 and ...
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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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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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What should be done with boot partition for updated installation of elementary OS Odin

There are few things to know here. The default Windows EFI partition of 100MB is too small for Windows and Elementary - Elementary will not be able to install on it. You need to create a second EFI ...
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Cannot boot after updating newest hardware-enablement stack

I had the same problem and it showed a black screen after the boot logo. But then on the black screen I pressed enter and then entered my password. Then after a while when I pressed the volume button ...
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elementary OS: Wingpanel and plank load very slowly at boot

A supposed fix is to run this command: sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.disabled I too had long boot times. I found this fix and tried it and I ...
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Cannot boot to elementary OS, boots to UEFI instead

Try efibootmgr sudo efibootmgr -o XXXX,YYYY,ZZZZ Where XXXX, YYYY, ZZZZ..... are the ids you got with the fist command If elementary OS is your only OS why you have the Windows boot loader? You ...
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Can't install nor boot elementary OS from USB (using rufus)

I had similar problems: When getting to the boot launcher where you choose what to boot, you can press 'e' to edit the actual boot command. Add 'nomodeset' after 'quiet splash' and prior to the '--' ...
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Soft lockup and delayed boot

I've had this problem for the past few days. The problem seems to be with the nvidia-smi tool that ships with NVIDIA drivers. I tried multiple driver versions, but the same problem arises. I did a ...
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Problem booting with NVidia graphics

Go into the BIOS menu and make sure internal graphics are disabled. If that doesn't work, try hitting the 'e' key in the grub boot menu, and adding 'nomodeset=1' to the end of the line that starts ...
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I have no GUI after signing in

This happens to me sometimes as well. I have yet to find the root cause of it or a real fix. What helps in my case is to press ctrl+alt+F1 to go to a terminal. Log in with your user credentials and ...
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Sometimes the system boots slow

If you have Intel Graphics that was a bug and it was solved already so doing sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade is going to fix it. To check your boot time you can use systemd-analyze....
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XORG issue from frozen trackpad - crumb!

It appears that the answer to my problem had to do with .xAuthority being given to root as opposed to my username. This AskUbuntu post solved it:
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Help at installing elementary OS

Just check a few things. Enter BIOS and disable Secure boot Enable USB boot Set Boot Priority to USB by default Installation: Boot your USB and complete basic setup until you reach partition ...
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How do you access the command line boot menu when not dual booting?

You have to pres Esc key once before the elementary logo appears. Or, if you're not fast enough, edit grub file: sudo nano /etc/default/grub Comment (place a # before) the two timeout lines, just ...
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(SOLVED) Cannot login in recovery mode

Solution found! Boot from Live USB mkdir /mnt/recover (create a temp folder) mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/recover (mount my root fs to temp folder) Tried chroot /mnt/recover (to become root of my mounted ...
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How to make Google Chrome open itself at every boot?

System Settings > Applications > Startup > Add Startup App (bottom left corner)
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Switch from elementary OS to Ubuntu

If I'm understanding the question and comments correctly, it sounds like the machine is booting straight into elementary OS because of the boot order dictated by the BIOS. Depending upon the make of ...
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Elementary OS booting on secure mode only PLEASE HELP

my guess is, if your BIOS date/time have suddenly become shifted by themselves, this might be due to the potential CMOS reset. If CMOS has been reset, this means that all your BIOS settings have been ...
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How to restore elementary boot logo in grub file

The elementary logo comes from the plymouth. Plymouth has different themes and it looks like you have changed the theme. In order to return to the elementary theme you have to type into terminal ...
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Live USB does not boot on new XPS 13

In my experience this kind of hang is due to a lack of GPU/video support. I'd say you need to boot into an un-accelerated 'safe' video mode and keep using it until you've run a full update (new kernel,...
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Can install on white MacBook (2010) but boot only shows black screen

I just figured out how to do this on Friday for my wife's 2010 Macbook7,1. You are correct that this is an issue with the graphics drivers. A bug in Apple's EFI leads to the graphics card not being ...
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