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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Grub 1.98 reboot loop

Running a Debian squeeze machine with two 1TB drives with software raid. I change one drive to a 2TB, made the same partition table, attached into raid, installed grub on the new drive. The old 1TB ...
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Ubuntu unable to boot from clean install

Here's some background in case it will help: I've recently been having trouble booting my computer, as you might have guessed. For some background, it started when I tried to re-install some NVIDIA ...
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Lenovo G580 Zorin OS killed my bios. I can no longer access the bios or boot menu

I am struggling with a very serious problem with my old laptop. I installed Zorin OS to my laptop and now Every time I try to access the bios or the boot menu It says please wait after pressing the ...
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Linux Mint 18, Windows 10, UEFI, dual boot, where to install GRUB?

I have a Dell XPS with pre installed Windows 10 and UEFI. I need to install Linux Mint 18 near Windows 10 (I don't want to remove Windows, I need to keep it). I've already disabled Secure Boot and ...
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Having dual boot working, is it possible to boot an OS or another based on date/time?

First of all, this is my first question here. I took a look but didn't find a similar question. Also I don't know if this is the right place. Correct me if anything is wrong. My question is a "how-to-...
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Failing to dual boot Ubuntu and OSX

Let me preface this by saying that 1) I have little experience with EFI systems and 2) I have little experience with Apple systems. System specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) OSX El Capitan (...
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Booting from external drive does not work on some machines

I have arch linux installed on an external ssd. I have already booted from it on five or so different machines, but now I have a fairly old laptop (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro 2040) where it doesn't ...
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Both options in dual boot direct to windows

I have a HP laptop with dual boot (Windows 10 + Ubuntu ) installed on it. I worked on my pc for a year like this by working on any one of the two platforms at a time whichever is required and had no ...
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Grub boot loader installation fails after installing ubuntu server 16.04 on virtual machine

The host is Ubuntu 16.04 the virtual machine is created using VirtualBox 5.1. I have used the following command to create virtual disk which is using raw partitions from disk /dev/sdc (that how it ...
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How to set default grub configuration file

I am booting four operating systems: Windows 7, Ubuntu, Kali Linux, and Linux Mint. They were installed in that order, with Linux Mint most recently and Windows 7 first. I am able to edit the /etc/...
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Booting Chromium OS from USB

Currently I have a laptop Asus Transformer T100HA with touchpad and I want to install/try Chromium OS from an USB. I have tried many guide tutorials but none of them explained about grub2 & ...
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grub2 failed to install into /target/

I am having MAJOR problems installing Linux on my computer. Windows 10 came pre-installed. I then installed Zorin OS 10 alongside Windows to create a dual-boot computer. Everything went according to ...
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Deleted Linux partitions on dual-boot computer but GRUB screen appears

I had Linux installation alongside Windows 10 on my dual booted laptop. I wanted to remove the Linux partition so I followed guides online so I deleted the 3 partitions associated with my Linux Mint ...
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Cant dual boot Debian Jessie and Kali rolling

I had a successful build of Debian Jessie on my laptop. Then i decided to dual boot Debian with Kali rolling. I made a bootable usb via rufus (on my windows machine) and started. At first it didnt ...
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Having Issues with fixing Windows 10 boot loader from windows [closed]

Before I get into describing by problem I'd like to point out I am aware of the other threads asking this question, however none for me have been able to solve my issue. I've same issue as described ...
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dual boot linux and win10 on laptop with SSD caching

I have HP Elitebook 840 G2 with 1TB HDD and 32GB SSD (separate M2 card) as cache I see it as RAID during boot process. Disk is MBR partitioned. I want to install Linux (Ubuntu) alongside Win10. ...
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Grub doesn't install(no way till now)

I have windows 10 and I installed fedora 24(Dual boot). I use easyBCD to choose OS when the PC is booted. but when I go to federa, the MINIMAL BASH like editing is appeared. I googled many hours and I ...
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No bootable device on Acer

Abstract Install latest version of Antergos on Acer Aspire V3 on UEFI mode Windows/Antergos cannot boot in UEFI/BIOS No bootable device displayed when on UEFI grub rescue : no grub2 folder found ...
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Unknown filesystem after boot

When I turn on my notebook Lenovo G580, it shows: unknown filesystem It's the same problem as this one. BUT, when I write insmod normal I get the message: normal.mod file is not found And I ...
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Kickstart Query - How to install Centos/Redhat on 5th Disk?

Kickstart Query - How to install Centos/Redhat on 5th Disk? This is a kickstart question. We have DL360p server which has 6 Drives. First 4 Drives are Sata Drives and 5th and 6th are SSD Drives. ...
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Failed command prompt in Slackware UEFI installation

I am trying to install Slackware current while booting in UEFI mode. I am using a USB to boot the installation. To create the USB I downloaded the .iso from alienbob's website and ran isohybrid --uefi ...
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grub not loading - bit different to most grub questions i can see

I know there are a lot of questions about this and I'm sure people are sick of seeing them but I can't see one that quite fits my situation so here goes. Originally, I was running the Win 10 upgrade, ...
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Disable Advanced Options entry automatic generation in GRUB

Is it possible to instruct GRUB to not include the Advanced Options entry while it routinely updates? I mean this snippet in /boot/grub/grub.cfg which I forced to remove manually every time some ...
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Boot with wimboot a Windows x64 image on UEFI 32 bits

I have a Tablet PC that runs Windows x86 and Ubuntu x64 (mixed mode) on UEFI 32 bits with GRUB2 installed. I've tried to boot a Windows x64 WinPE image using wimboot program on GRUB2 becouse it ...
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Kali linux 2.0 failed to connect to lvmetad.Falling back to device scanning

I added rolling repo from kali.org and did update and upgrade, then I rebooted,now I get following error on black screen Warning:Failed to connect to lvmetad. Falling back to device scanning. "disk/...
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Arch/Grub - Disable booting message

I just installed Arch Linux for the first time. I'd like to achieve just a black screen when booting until I'm asked for the login. I'm using grub as a boot loader. And added the line: ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 fails on Windows 7 / Ubuntu dual boot machine

My attempts to upgrade my Windows 7 install to Windows 10 consistently fails with Error 800703ED. I strongly suspect that this is caused by by dual boot setup. I have inserted info re my disk/grub ...
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Dual Boot on fakeraid

I am having some issues with my MSI notebook: Currently there is Windows 10 installed in UEFI mode and the C: partition is Bitlocker encrypted. The Main disk is a RAID0 which is setup in the BIOS ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 10 while also keeping my dual boot with Ubuntu?

My Windows has been acting up a lot lately and I want to reinstall it. However, I also want to keep my dual boot. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 64bit. I saw the thread about ...
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Auto start specific kernel using grub after a PXE boot

I've been working on getting a ipcop installation to work by PXE booting it from a FOG PXE server. When booting, it automatically switches to a grub commandline without booting into the ipcop ...
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Edit GRUB menu with Windows 10

I installed some kind of multi-boot device to be able to use Android on my laptop. I would like to change the boot order to make Windows the default option. But I need to do it from within Windows 10,...
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Boot Repair Disc : GPT detected

Today, I decided to format my whole system and installed win7 first for which i created two partitions one for c drive and other for keeping my data and remaining space unallocated. After this ...
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Kali linux booting to black screen after selecting “Install” or “Graphical Install”

I want to install Kali 2.0 on my laptop, it boots fine to the GUI part where you select the installation option, but when I select "Install" or "Graphical Install", it just boots to a black screen ...
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How to permanently switch to text mode interface in Ubuntu 16.4 LTS

I want to permanently switch from GUI mode to text mode interface in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I tried editing the configuration in /etc/default/grub as follows: Adding # before GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="...
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from what I read, “grub>” is a linux-thing, so how come it appeared on my pc?

Ok, here's what I get when trying to boot into my Windows 7 Ultimate installation: First, there's something about SLIC LOADER v 1.4.6, followed by a bunch of non informative information and a ...
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How to boot my PC to Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu to an External HD?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 to an external Hard Drive, planning on having Dual Boot on my laptop - which runs Windows 10. I have successfully configured the Dual Boot to have Windows as default, ran ...
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Grub doesn't show up after installation of Fedora 23

Initially, I wanted to install Fedora in UEFI, but I don't know for which reason, I had the message "For a UEFI installation, you must include an EFI System partition on a GPT formatted disk, monted ...
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How to install Arch Linux to laptop Harddrive from Virtual Machine (VMWare)

I have my laptop's HD in my PC. I want to install it without any issues to work on the laptop. For example, things like assuming the wrong hardware or putting grub on my PC. For one thing: My PC's ...
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Boot from btrfs RAID5/6?

I'm trying to build an Arch Linux system with a btrfs RAID5/6 root. When I install GRUB on one of the volume's disks, it prints a message like this on startup: error: no such device: [my btrfs volume ...
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Can't access bios (even though I can access windows repair)

I have two HDD in my MSI laptop. In one of them Windows 10 (with its own efi partition) is installed. In the other one I tried installing Fedora (again, with its own efi partition in said hdd). After ...
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laptop not booting after debian install

Last night I installed the latest debian to replace a particularly corrupted old ubuntu installation. When I went to reboot, it just gets into an endless cycle of reboots and doesn't even get to a ...
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several minor issues intsalling Fedora 24 to an external USB drive

Most of my computers are UEFI, so I had the idea of, instead of dual-booting each one, installing Fedora 24 to a removable USB hard-drive, and having one Fedora installation that I could use on any ...
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Repair Grub from inside the system (not using CD)

I was playing with Debian Jessie, installed it on a USB drive and (almost) everything was ok. In the end I noticed the original Grub (in the laptop's SSD) was over written. I'm able to login into ...
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how to add a sysimage for rescue mode in fedora 20?

I have a corrupted installation and the "rescue" parameter on booting from a USB stick or a live CD didn't bring the solution I expected. The mnt/sysimage folder after the installation does not ...
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Dual Boot Fedora 23 and windows 10..windows 10 not booting

I am a newbie and recently installed fedora 23 on my windows 10 through partition. After installing fedora 23, I get 3 options in the menu to select the Os i want to boot. 2 options for Fedora 23 and ...
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Laptop keeps booting to GNU GRUB after formatting Ubuntu partition

I formatted my Ubuntu partition, but my computer still boots to GNU GRUB. I tried creating a windows recovery thingy on a USB stick and using bootrec.exe /fixmbr and variants thereof, all of which ...
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How to set GRUB to auto boot into windows if there is no user input

I would like to know if there is a way to configure GRUB so that it will auto boot into Windows if there is no user input after a while. This is to smooth out the process of Windows update. As many ...
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Dual boot with BIOS and EFI?

I installed Ubuntu on a different PC than the one it's running on right now. The old one only had BIOS support, so it's installed that way. I recently installed Windows 7, using UEFI, because it ...
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How can I have bootable windows installation disk on a hard disk partition?

How can I install windows installation ISO to a partition on an external hard disk? The hard disk already has a Ubuntu installation and grub on it, and another NTFS partition I use to store personal ...
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How to configure Grub for Android-x86

I have: Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 (jessie) installed on old Gygabyte laptop. Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): ...