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How can I fix a secure boot failing to grub when I installed 0.3.1?

Update elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 has been released and fixes many of these issues. If you are installing or working on 0.3.1 and are experiencing these issues, we recommend you upgrade. Keep in mind ...
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Cannot boot Freya after installing alongside Windows on UEFI

Finally I found my answer. First I installed Freya in Legacy Mode, after that I converted it to UEFI using boot repair. After installation, I switched bios configuration to UEFI and boot in UEFI ...
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How to get HP laptop to boot rEFInd

I recommend that you first disable automatic boot repair from a console in Windows: bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled No Try now if that has solved your problem. If not, you may have to ...
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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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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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What is wrong with my Mac?

On a 2008 MacBook Pro I would suspect a failing hard drive, or at least multiple bad blocks. The 2008 should have come with a bootable DVD. You can boot from that and run Disk Utility to check the ...
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GRUB not showing after installing Elementary OS alongside Windows 10

Since the previous method not solved, this is the possible solution: Steps: Boot into windows and open command prompt as administrator, and run the command to disable hibernation powercfg /h off ...
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UEFI and Legacy boot

As far as I am aware, that is not possible, however I will ask to check. You are probably best simply disabling secure boot on your newer device to maintain compatibility.
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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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Installing elementary OS alongside Windows 10

Ok so this got it working for me. In the BIOS I kept only Launch CMS enabled (OpROM disabled). Boot menu now has "Windows Boot Manager", the hard drive and the DVD drive. With this combination I ...
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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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How to install the 4.4 kernel on a unbootable system

You can boot into a Flash Drive with elementary OS and chroot into your machine. First get root with sudo su, and create some directory using mkdir /mnt/mainOS. Then just mount your HDD with the ...
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Can't boot into Elementary OS on Macbook without efi boot

I managed to fix the issue by reinstalling (though I don't think it was necessary) following these instructions, though I think it was mainly the last part that helped.
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Help me installing Linux on a UEFI only Notebook

I've looked into Rufus documentation and found this: I used an UEFI bootable ISO based on grub, but all I get is the grub prompt This can happen if you chose GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer in ...
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"Installer crashed" during install process on a dual boot UEFI Windows 8.1 64-bit laptop

Fixed it. I found a bug reported on launchpad that described my problem, it is apparently due to the installer (ubiquity) trying to open a file that it needs super user permissions for. The work ...
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Force UEFI installation?

I had this problem last night in my laptop and even tho I could solve it I don't have a technical explanation for you. If you force install in UEFI mode it won't boot. As simple as that. I was ...
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Loki installation - 3rd party drivers and UEFI secure boot

I haven't reproduced your situation specificaly but I have been trough same condition once on pure Ubuntu. The package that does that on Ubuntu is "mokutil". If no prompt was shown to you to disable ...
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UEFI and Legacy boot

You can't install grub UEFI and grub PC in the same time I think (I'm not totally sure about it). First check in your BIOS settings of your efi pc if you can enbale legacy support. On my computer I ...
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GRUB not showing after installing Elementary OS alongside Windows 10

Finally, I made it using rEFInd. I guess it could be done as well with GRUB, but it was only while reading the rEFInd documentation when I understood what was happening. It seems that, depending on ...
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Is it possible to install Freya on a laptop with mixed-mode EFI and eMMC flash?

The X205TA it's a really nice notebook. I think you should try this link ubuntu-16.04-install-asus-x205ta, reading some info on the web looks like this can work. Edit: right now I'm runnin the live ...
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elementary OS Boot Error

Disable (U)EFI on bios and try.
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What is wrong with my Mac?

Well, if the same thing happens on both elementary OS and OS X then I'm more than sure that this is a hardware bug. The chances that you're going to encounter the same error on two different software ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 - elementary OS with UEFI

Here is how you solve this error. Change your BIOS to use Legacy boot method. (Disable (U)EFI secure boot). Open Elementary OS Freya on live USB, install boot-repair and repair your pre existing ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 - elementary OS with UEFI

Try this. From windows cmd: diskpart list disk select disk X clean create partition primary select partition 1 format fs=fat32 quick active assign Using (or like) 7-zip for decompress iso image ...
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GRUB on SSD while elementary OS is on HDD

When installer asks you how to install, (Only elementary, etc.), you must select "More", set partitions, choose the correct partition you want to mount as /boot, and correct device to install grub.
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What is wrong with my Mac?

I would suggest testing your RAM and hard drive for errors. I'm not sure if this will work since you have already loaded elementary, but you could try to run the apple hardware test described in this ...
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How to install elementary in a UEFI ASUS system?

You can create UEFI bootable USB drive (I'm use rufus) with elementary OS and boot from it. When you boot from USB with elementary you can install OS as usual and after it you will have two boot ...
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Installing in UEFI mode

I was able to successfully complete the installation by following this tutorial, I booted first in legacy mode to install then after having completed to install rEFInd (just download it, and execute ...
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Installing in UEFI mode

Boot Repair can be helpful, here's a good article about its installation and usage http://www.howtogeek.com/114884/how-to-repair-grub2-when-ubuntu-wont-boot/
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