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[SOLVED] Platform Device Creation Failed
« on: December 22, 2017, 08:19:56 pm »
I have just tried to reboot my laptop (Kubuntu 16.04) and it failed to boot OK, I got the following warning;
I had not long ago had the same problem (less than a week) and after a quick google, found no solution, so I had to resort to re-installing the system. I don't want to have to do that this time. I tried Boot Repair Disk but it reported it could not continue due to having a UEFI partition or something similar.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 09:23:39 pm by pooky2483 »

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Re: Platform Device Creation Failed
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 03:03:42 pm »
What happens if you hit Ctrl+D to continue .. do you end up at a text console ?

If so, what happens if you log in in text mode, then run:
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sudo service lightdm restart
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Re: Platform Device Creation Failed
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 02:14:58 pm »
I ended up reinstalling the OS.

I've encountered the same problem again, this time I don't want to reinstall the OS as it seems it's a recurring problem.

I tried what you said Mark but it failed, I entered
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service lightdm restart
With & without sudo

I booted into recovery mode (root) and CTRL+D goes back to the recovery menu.
I get the warning;
failed to restart lightdm.service:Unit lightdm.service not found

The second screenshot mentions UEFI, when I tried to use my recovery disc, I was informed it couldn't do it due to something to do with UEFI.



« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 10:56:55 pm by pooky2483 »

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Re: Platform Device Creation Failed
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 03:08:13 am »
I have a multiboot USB with an upto date copy of boot repair and when I run it I get a warning 'BIOS-Boot detected. You may want to retry after deactivating the [Separate /boot/efi partition:] option.
Do you want to continue?'

The problem is, I don't know how to deactivate it!

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Re: Platform Device Creation Failed
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 04:52:48 pm »
Check your PC's BIOS and see if there is a setting to turn off the Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
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Re: Platform Device Creation Failed
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 09:23:08 pm »
Sorted it.
I had a look at the partitions with Gparted Live and the EFI one had '---' for used & free instead of an actual amount, so I reformatterd it and reset it and then rebooted and it fixed it.

The secureboot is switched on/off when legacy is used/not used, so it was off as legacy was not selected.

I now no longer get a warning similar to that of the first 2 lines in the screenshot(s)

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Re: [SOLVED] Platform Device Creation Failed
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 10:01:12 pm »
Nice, glad you figured it out :)
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