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Is there an elementary OS OEM install mode?

elementary OS does not support an OEM install mode at this time.
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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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Entering elementary OS directly

If you want to dualboot elementary and Windows you'll have to see the grub menu every time you turn your pc on. However, if you barely use one of those operating systems, you could hide the grub menu ...
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Why do I have multiple linux image? How to remove one?

No, you don't. (You have as many Linux operating systems, as you have system root directories, which are usually marked with a forward slash, /.) The items in the list are not different operating ...
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"unable to install grub in /dev/sda. This is a fatal error."

This always works for me :- 1. download & create liveimage of supergrub iso. 2. boot super grub. 3. locate bootable OS on the pc. ( if more than one OS on the PC) 4. boot you preferred OS. 5. ...
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How to re-install windows without breaking my eOS

The Windows installation process generally does mess with Grub, the Linux bootloader. One way to prevent such issues is to install Windows in a virtual machine such as VirtualBox. This answer has ...
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elementary OS 0.4 Loki, How To Edit Grub

There is a file /etc/default/grub You may change a line there, saying GRUB_DEFAULT=0 Uncommenting and changing it to GRUB_DEFAULT=SOME_NUMBER will change the default line in your grub screen to ...
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Using elementaryOS with systemd-boot

I'm not sure about your hardware situation(EFI or MBR etc). So, in general, follow the Arch Linux wiki page for tutorial. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/systemd-boot In case you are trying to ...
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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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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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Unable to boot into Windows

There's no way to repair the windows boot loader from linux and trying to code that is useless because the disk ID is something that is unique, believe me I tried hard. You must do a windows pendrive ...
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Grub doesn't show at start up

This is a possible duplicate : GRUB not showing after installing Elementary OS alongside Windows 10 In Windows, go to the menu and search for Command Prompt, right click on it to run it as ...
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Troubles installing Grub in UEFI mode

Hi I just received my XPS15 9560 as well and installed Elementary OS dual booting with windows (And of course run into the same issues as you). You need to install Elementary in UEFI mode and not in ...
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mkusb persistent live boot configuration

the configuration file is at: /FAT32_PARTITION/boot/grub.cfg How I found out where the files are: By looking for the strings I see in the GRUB menu in the raw data on the USB drive, I found that the ...
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Difficulties creating USB stick that boots and installs on MacBook circa 2007

I had this very problem installing on a similar Macbook. For me, it seems that the problem had to do with the way I created the USB stick. I had been following similar instructions. Ultimately, I ...
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Verbose boot up

You probably installed a proprietary or updated graphics driver. Use Scratch with sudo and edit the /etc/default/grub file and under the #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 line add: GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=auto ...
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Verbose boot up

I ended up re-installing eOS and rebuilding my system. I did so carefully and found out what had caused the verbose boot. It started when I installed the Nvidia binary driver v340.98. Having switched ...
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Can't get a grub prompt or menu on boot

Grub Customizer may be the answer:it let's you to show the menu, and configure the number of seconds until launching your default option: Install: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-...
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Screen Just blank when selecting "install elementary os"

often this can be fixed by editing the boot options. When you are on the screen that lets you select try or install you can hit a button to edit the options. I believe it is "e" you need to press. ...
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Problems intalling Elementary OS on a MacBook 4.1

Finally I manage to install Loki on my Macbook. I redownload the iso, I reflash the USB on another USB with rufus, and finally it works. Thanks for the support.
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"unable to install grub in /dev/sda. This is a fatal error."

I had the same problem on my HP pavilion 15 with Freya and couldn't find any solution (none of them worked) . Recently I tried Loki beta 2 (It has newer kernel) and was successfully able to install it....
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Grub prompt after Installation

I had this happening to me when installing Ubuntu, I have not done it in ElementaryOS, but I believe it should be the same thing on ElementaryOS install Boot-Repair connect to the Internet open a ...
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Grub prompt after Installation

I've had this happen to me a couple of times. Usually when I've been manually configuring partitions and made a mistake somewhere. ls in grub will show you all the partitions on each hard drive that ...
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How can you install elementary OS without installing the bootloader?

I would suggest you to install grub to the partition where you install your eos. You can select grub partition while partitioning your hdd. Then update your grub from Arch Linux using sudo update-...
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How can you install elementary OS without installing the bootloader?

To install elementary OS without installing the GRUB boot loader: Boot up an installation media an select "Try elementary OS". This will load a live session instead of loading the installer directly. ...
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how to get the grub menu to show when starting computer

In Terminal put in: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Do this: GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 -> #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 This allows the the grub menu to be displayed and not hidden. Save the file In terminal put ...
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failed to install grub-install dev / sda

Try connecting to the internet when installing elementary OS. This happened to me and connecting to the internet solved the problem.
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No OS found after installation from LiveUSB

I fixed my issue by creating a 100MB "swap space" partition before my main filesystem.
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Cannot boot to Windows 7 after dual installing Elementary

The blue screen was simply because Windows did not have the drivers installed for the mouse and keyboard I had connected (which ironically, was the Microsoft Sculpt mouse and keyboard). Once I ...
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Can`t install Freya: "'grub-install /dev/sda' failed. This is a fatal error"

I had that problem with Freya 0.3.2 on my Asus X552V. So far the only solution that worked for me is instaling 0.3.1 and then just upgrade it. After that, everything works fine.
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