GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) is a multiboot bootloader from the GNU project. This tag is for questions relating to the legacy version of GRUB. Use the GRUB2 tag for questions dealing with GRUB2, a rewritten version.

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Windows boot problems after installing Ubuntu

I have been using Windows 8.1 on my laptop(lenovo) for a while now and decided to try and install Ubuntu so I can dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. So today I installed Ubuntu 14 on a separate partition ...
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Cannot boot onto any OS after deleting Linux partition on UEFI system

Today, I decided to delete Ubuntu 14.10 from my computer. Everything was OK, I had created the USB recovery drive of Windows 8.1. After formating the Linux, I restarted. Sadly, I forgot to delete the ...
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SuperMicro won't boot (won't POST) after trying to modify GRUB

I have a SuperMicro in this configuration. We installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it and I used it for over a year until finally upgrading to 14.04. I upgraded from CD choosing only default options, and the ...
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Grub installed as UEFI instead of legacy

I've been seeking answers to my GRUB problem for a while, but now I have a theory. When I first set up my computer (Alienware M17x) my research told me that Linux would have to be booted in an ...
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Windows 8.1 Dual boot Error: cannot find image (/EndEntire)

My dell 7537 laptop had pre-installed Windows 8.1 Pro. I installed CentOS 7 making dual boot with Windows 8.1 Pro by getting /boot/efi from Windows Boot Partition. I can easily access CentOS but ...
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Migrating existing Debinan installation to LVM on LUKS with encrypted /boot

I have a VirtualBox with Debian Jessie. After some point I decided to create new virtual drive, encrypt it with LUKS, and copy old system to it without reinstalling. I've used several guides (1,2,3,4) ...
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Does grub2 try to load stage 1.5?

I try to hunt down a multi-os boot problem but for this I have to understand what does GRUB2 trying to do. The mbr was overwritten by grub2 at debian wheezy 7.7 installation. As wikipedia states: ...
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Windows doesn't boot after removing Ubuntu: grub black screen

I had Ubuntu and Windows installed in dual boot. I wanted to remove Ubuntu and, following suggestions online, I eliminated Ubuntu partitions. When I restarted PC I got this on black screen: "GNU ...
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Windows 8.1+Debian 7.7 (GRUB) Dual Boot across two SSDs not allowing restoration of MBR for Windows

I've tried too many different things to list, but I'll explain the main ones. SSD 1 => Windows 8.1 (Primary Boot in BIOS) SSD 2 => Debian 7.7 GRUB is currently in place as bootloader. I've ...
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Grub2 error: out of disk. On fresh install

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo mini UI3520, HDD replaced with an SD card adapter. In the SD card adapter there is a fake oversize SD card from china, with a partition containing the working sectors only. The ...
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Triple boot with 2 hard drives with XP, Ubuntu on one, Mint on an other

I had a dual boot system using a single HDD with XP and Ubuntu, which I have been using for a while. I have since added another HDD, and put Linux Mint on it. The installation appears to have broken ...
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How to recover my ubuntu (start ubuntu from a raw disk partition)

I have windows 8 PC. 931 GB HD (641 windows and 200 gb for ubuntu.) windows and ubuntu in different drives. Ubuntu partition is a raw type of disk drive while windows is a ntfs. when I needed to ...
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Install Debian to USB without unplugging Hard Drives

As the poster of the following question Install Debian To USB With State Saving I want to install Debian TO a USB drive. The problem is that in said question is said to make the process easier if the ...
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Move around an Ubuntu installation without losing its booting ability?

I have a multiboot laptop. I need to re-arange its partitions in order to eficientizice HDD usage. I found out that when I move my Ubuntu 14.04 installation it loses the ability to boot. After ...
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I am getting different internet speeds on different computers with the same settings

I have two Crunchbang machines with identical /etc/sysctl.conf and /etc/default/grub files. On both of the sysctl.conf files I have ipv6 disabled, and the grub files are at their defaults. However, I ...
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Does the Grub error “disk `hd0,gpt2' not found” mean my harddrive has crashed?

I left my Linux box running overnight, and I came back the next morning to find this: Does this mean my harddrive has crashed or is crashing? Or, is this likely caused by some other issue and ...
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How to backup/restore GRUB without reinstalling Ubuntu?

I need to remove grub to disable Hyper-v . I couldn't find any solution to achieve this .As many solution exist to this but they doesn't satisfy requirement . I would like remove grub and then again ...
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Grub Rescue Mode

I was trying to partition my C drive into two drives using an external tool which then asked me to restart the system. But as soon as I restarted, grub rescue shell opened instead of the grub menu. ...
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Grub and a blinking cursor

From last two days. I've been trying to Install Arch Linux on my PC (dual boot with windows xp {xp is already installed}) I failed two times due to not following Arch's beginners guide on Arch wiki. ...
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Computer Randomly Keeled Over

Ok, so my computer will not boot Windows 7. I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14, where I had to click enter on Ubuntu's Boot Menu (In Grub) to get to Windows 7. I turned on my computer on the ...
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Path `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting

Whenever I try updating grub, I get this error: # grub-install /dev/sda Path `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting. and # grub-mkconfig -o ...
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Boot FAIL with reinstall

Some months ago I was trying to install Ubuntu, but there were some problems with GRUB. It would not appear while loading. 2 weeks ago I installed Windows 10. After 3 days I did not like it, and ...
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none of the f-keys work to get into boot menu or bios

I have a lenovo V570. I had a dual boot of ubuntu/windows8 using GRUB. I happened to mess up my ubuntu system and the ubuntu option has disappeared from the GRUB menu. I still have the ubuntu flash ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot be started from grub2

today I decided to use linux again after installing Windows 8.1... I've tried to boot one of the already existing Linux partitions on my computer but I wasn't successful. So I installed PinguyOS (A ...
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Does msconfig's boot setting show for Windows Bootloader entries?

I noticed on msconfig a boot tab. Currently, it has just one entry--Windows 8.1. If I were to dual boot Ubuntu into the computer, and use Windows Bootloader as my bootloader instead of GRUB, using ...
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UEFI strange behavior

Hi have a toshiba Satellite L50-A1-D6, with the latest (14/11/2014) bios update. I have removed windows8, completely formatted the HD ( in GPT ) and installed Linux (Ubuntu but this is not really ...
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Can't boot from any source

I recently tried to install the Windows 10 developer preview on my laptop. The installer seemed to hang immediately after I selected my install partition, but I left it for about an hour to make sure ...
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Can't get Windows 8.1 to appear in loader list in GRUB

I have a Dell laptop with Win 8.1 preinstalled and wanted to dual boot to Linux. So I partitioned off 100gb of the main and only hard drive and installed Kali Linux (Debian 7). It asked if I wanted to ...
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grub-mkconfig doesn't detect /boot

lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 596.2G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 25G 0 part /mnt/arch ├─sda2 8:2 0 2M 0 part ├─sda3 8:3 0 4.5G 0 part ...
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GRUB (with theme) messing up graphics after booting an entry

I have to set up a HP ProDesk 600 G1 desktop computer: Intel i5-4590 CPU with integrated HD Graphics 4600. When using a theme in GRUB (no matter which one), selecting an entry in the menu and booting ...
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Install grub for multiple OS

On my PC, I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Mageia distribution. Recently I installed Windows 7 on a partition but could not get my grub back. I tried boot-repair but in vain and mageia is getting loaded. How ...
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Can't bood freebsd install

I have an amd64 architecture, three hard disks and grub2 in efi mode. FreeBSD is installed in the third disk using a gpt layout with another partition that doesn't contain an OS: partition 1 (NTFS) ...
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Grub2: “Invalid partition table!”

I have recently had to change bootloaded from my old syslinux to GRUB2. Since I have installed GRUB2 bootloader I am getting the following message on every boot: Invalid partition table! The ...
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Centos6.5 can't use serial console but can see serial output messages during boot up

I configure CentOS 6.5 x86_64 version to support serial console. I edit configuration files as many people suggest. In GRUB, Add these two lines: serial --unit=0 --speed=115200 terminal --timeout=5 ...
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Computer won’t boot directly from new SSD

I got a new SSD and installed Elementary OS Luna onto it. But I can’t boot directly from this drive. I always have to select that I want to boot from the old HDD and than select in Grub, that I want ...
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Boot Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview with Grub

On my computer, I have two hard drives: one that contains Windows 7, and another that has Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview. When I turn on my computer, Grub prompts me to select ...
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Grub Loader doesnt appear

I have Windows 8 in my Samsung laptop. I wanted to install kali-linux, so I downloaded the image and burned it into a dvd. When I installed it kali-linux told me to remove the dvd and it completed the ...
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initramfs fails to boot ubuntu 8.10 server

I have recently compiled my linux kernel (3.16.2-x) and tried to install it into two different ubuntu 8.10 server virtual machines appliances. Following is how the upgrade process looks like: ...
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How to hide grub menu on boot and show it only when pressing a certain key?

I want to install linux in a machine, along with windows, but I wouldn't want people to notice. So I thought if there was some way to hide grub menu on startup to make it directly boot from the ...
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Accidentally deleted files from /boot

I was trying to build a linux kernel for ARM, and, agh, I don't know what came over me and I executed "make install". It doesn't end there either: while attempting to delete the ramdisk and kernel ...
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update-grub creates a menu entry with read only option

I am trying to automate the installation of a new linux kernel across a data center. After the installation, my script runs update-grub to add an entry to the grub menu. It updates ...
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Boot Debain with external monitor as primary display device

I have an old HP laptop with non-working display. So i decided to convert the laptop to a private server. I connected it to my TV and installed Debian 7.7. The installation was smooth with the display ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS - GRUB fails to install on a VM

I'm trying to install and run Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a VirtualBox for testing purposes. However, I can't even pass the installation process without errors, and it will fail to install the GRUB ...
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Last Windows 8 update removed Grub

I have a dual boot with Windows 8 and Fedora 20. Since 2 days ago, it worked well, but actually I rarely use W8. I booted briefly on it and it decided to install some updates, which made Windows ...
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Access first to GRUB in dual boot with WINDOWS 8

I've already install a dual-boot verison of ubuntu on my windows 8. When I launch my computer, I don't see the grub, it launch windows 8. During the launch of the computer I can press 'esc' so I get ...
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What's wrong with this GRUB setup?

I have two hard disks. The first one contains both Windows and Ubuntu installations, but the first MBR boots to Windows and the second MBR boots, in theory, to Ubuntu. This worked fine until recently. ...
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Grub boot to rescue CD

I have a virtual machine (Centos 6.2, fwiw) that hangs on fsck. I can get to a grub (pre grub2) menu. Is there a way to have it boot to the rescue CD (Centos 7 Live) I've attached to this VM? The ...
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Bios stopped boot from usb

my pc is an ASUS RoG g750jx with dual boot : Debian Jessie and windows 8.1 , until yesterday everything was fine. Yesterday booting my pc it didn't display GRUB and directly booted to Windows,i ...
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Grub “no such device” error does not correspond to config

GRUB is failing to boot. BIOS tries to boot the second hard drive first (in Legacy Mode, and the first hard drive is Windows) but this yields a no such device: cfb69400... error. The given id does ...
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How to find a folder listed in my grub menu.lst

A friend gave me a USB stick that he had setup with a lot of useful utilities (like Hiren's Boot CD, an Ubuntu distro, a lot of hardware testing tools, etc). I want to update the version of Hiren's ...