I have a USB with Elementary 3.01 (Freya). I am able to successfully run the liveCD (which I am in now) and am able to perform the install of the OS onto my PC. Upon what appears to be a successful install of the OS, I reboot and get the following:
Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions.
Now of course I have gone digging to see what the go is and it appears that this is a common issue. I can validate that the USB is formatted correctly as I have gone and installed the OS successfully on my old laptop.
I have read on AskUbuntu
/questions/159846/tried-to-boot-ubuntu-but-the-grub-rescue-shows-up-instead and on Unix
But this has yet to help me. I am not attempting to dual boot the OS so I have used the automatic partitioning tool to create my drive. When I run the
ls command from
grub it gives me some error accessing
(hd0), I cannot upload the image due to no PC, but will advise once I can.
Some key settings I am using on my Gigabyte Motherboard:
Windows 8 Feature has been set to Other OS and not Windows 8 or Windows 8 WHQL
Boot Mode selection has been set to Legacy and not UEFI or UEFI and Legacy
The Storage Boot Option Control has been set to Legacy First, not UEFI first
XCHI Mode has been set to Smart Auto and not auto, disabled or enabled
XCHI Handoff has been set to enable and not disable
EHCI Handoff has been set to disable and not enable
Due to not having an operational PC (that laptop is far too slow for use), there is little research I can do, as testing something requires me to down the machine for 10-25 minutes per try.
I could attempt to use another Linux Distro but that would mean re-downloading the .iso and then making a bootable USB. If this issue could be fixed I'd prefer to stick with it.
From within Elementary OS on my laptop I installed
unetbotin, ran as root and formatted my USB. I successfully installed the OS in UEFI mode and rebooted to get to the bash screen. I then followed these steps:
ls to identify
(hd2,gpt2) which has the
boot/ directory and
set root=(hd2,gpt2)/boot was the next command ran.
isnmod linux followed by
linux (hd2,gpt2)/boot/vmlinuz-3.19.0-26-generic (also tried the
The next command was
initrd (hd2,gpt2)/boot/initrd.img-3.19.0-26-generic and then
boot and prompt was brought to
This successfully started
BusyBox. From here the PC stopped recognizing my keyboard, even in BIOS/Legacy mode.
I am sick of using the laptop. I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 via a Live CD. Upon reboot I get to the GRUB menu (which still has the entries for Elementary) but booting to UBUNTU fails. I enter
advanced Ubuntu and boot to generic and all is well.
I cannot get to the settings for Display as it crashes and I cannot use the shortcut key
T to launch terminal, but that's okay. I have installed Grub Repair and will boot to the live environment and run.
At the moment I am performing the standard updates to the system (which I hope are some bug fixes) and I will get the additional drivers. Once I have a somewhat operational Linux OS I will format the secondary SSD in my PC and try to install Elementary to that, at least having a fallback when it fails.
Update 3 Both Arch Linux and Manjaro linux result in a terminal with just
_ on the screen with no input. I have also attempted to install Ubuntu 15.04 and Lubuntu 15.04 but fail due to some weird
USB 1-10 fail to read -71error. I am now starting to think either there is some major hardware clash or it's the operator.
I am going to download Mint and Sabayon to see what I can do.