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 7 screen not displayed after installing Ubuntu

I bought a new Lenovo laptop with DOS and I wanted to make it dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, both 64 bit). I took the following steps to install both systems: Installed Windows 7 OS ...
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grub2-install: “this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition”

There seems to be quite a bit of discussion about this but I can't find a simple answer. When I try to install grub2 I get this error: # grub2-install /dev/sda Installing for i386-pc platform. ...
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Is there a way to install Windows from separate partition that boot with GRUB?

There are some ways to install Linux. It can be installed from LiveCD, USB, bootstrap or separate partition that contains Linux installer. For Windows, I found (when googling) a way to install it ...
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Is there a way to tell whether my EFI bootloader would accept the signature of the binary without reboot?

Assume that I have just installed a signed EFI bootloader (e.g. grub2 from Ubuntu 14.10 amd64 on a Lenovo IdeaPad U410 which can only boot in secure boot EFI or legacy mode) on a machine from within a ...
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GRUB shows up unexpectedly when booting after CMOS Reset

Basically, my computer has 3 hard drives. 2 HDDs, 1 SSD. Years ago, I installed a Linux partition on one of the HDDs, but decided to move back to solely using Winodws(gaming pc) and removed Linux from ...
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Get Logical Volumes Group name in legacy grub

I am currently in GNU GRUB v0.97 Restore mode and I have CentOS 6.5 installed with /boot partition separated and rest of filesystem is in Volume Group. But, I dont remember volume group name, is there ...
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Install Kali Linux on a Surface Pro 1

I really need your help; thanks in advance to anyone who can give me a hint! I want to install Kali Linux on my Surface Pro 1. I found loads of tutorial with different sequence and tool used in ...
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Awful beeping sound on boot

I formated the entire hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook 5.2. Ubuntu boots decently fast, however there is a disconcerning garbled image on screen: After that Ubuntu runs fairly ...
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Lightweight linux preboot environment?

I was wondering if there was any way to setup a light, low resource linux environment that'll have basic features like a web browser but can boot into a full linux distro or Windows if I need a more ...
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Windows not working after installing Ubuntu (BackTrack)

Firstly I have windows xp installed. Then I installed Ubuntu. So it become dual boot. Ubuntu works fine, but now I can't get into Windows xp. Altough windows option is available on GRUB linux option. ...
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Remove Linux and GRUB while keeping Windows 7

My situation: I had a Windows 7 laptop, then installed Astra Linux on a new 10-GB partition. If I try to boot Windows, it asks for a name and password, but I'm not sure what name it expects me to ...
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How can I boot Windows from external hard drive using GRUB?

I have installed Windows 7 in my internal hard drive, and used a external hard drive box which turns the internal hard drive into a external hard drive. I installed both Ubuntu and Windows 7 in my ...
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Moving linux boot loader(s)

I recently resurrected one of my old laptops as a home-server. I decided to get rid of the original windows install and get linux up and running. The laptop has two harddrives: One SSD (/dev/sdb), ...
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GRUB Rescue During Windows 8.1 Clean Install

I was trying to install windows 8.1 (upgrading from windows 7) on my laptop, and in the process remove my Ubuntu partition. During the setup I deleted all existing partitions (windows and ubuntu) and ...
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Triple boot windows 8.1, win 7 and ubuntu (or other distro)

I'm trying to install ubuntu, my laptop HDD configuration as follow: Reserved drive (350MB) to boot Win 8.1 Win 8.1 Win 7 Unallocated space (i deleted a drive to have a space for ubuntu) My main ...
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How to make my restore partition usable again?

I have an old Samsung X420 in which I had installed Linux years ago, alongside Windows 7. I gave it to my girlfriend to use and since she didn't deal well with Linux and GRUB, I wiped and recreated ...
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How do I change which monitor my computer uses at boot?

I have two monitors connected to my PC: One computer monitor via DisplayPort and a TV via HDMI. The TV isn't in the same room as my PC, so it's pretty tough to select which operative system to launch ...
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Dual/Triple Booting without BootMGR/GRUB/others using PHYSICAL HDD's

For starters I have looked over EFI Boot: Two independently bootable physical hard drives? but TBH it's a little complicated for me, maybe just because I'm unfamiliar with the terminology. All I know ...
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Booting a BIOS bootloader from UEFI mode

I have a Linux setup that I boot in UEFI mode with GRUB. I want to try out OpenBSD, which unfortunately doesn't support GPT or UEFI yet, so I partitioned a drive with a traditional MBR table and ...
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Unable to change screen resolution on Debian 7 Server running without GUI in text mode

I am trying to change the screen resolution on a server running Debian 7 without a GUI. This is bare metal not a VM. I have tried the previous answer to this problem by adding the following settings ...
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Fedora ia_64 chroot environment - grub is retaining external environment

The system is Fedora 20. There are two environments, the first is the booted environment. It is LVM based and is labeled 'fedora'. The second is LVM based as is labeled 'vg_raidrootbu-server'. The ...
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GRUB2 + encrypt. /boot: Load cryptkey from usb

Grub2 allows to encrypt the boot device with LUKS. Booting the system, it shows a prompt for entering the passphrase. In my case, the passphrase should be secure, so it is very long. Is it possible - ...
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Can't boot ISO images directly off my laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and looked through https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot so that I can boot from an Ubuntu 14.10 ISO. But it isn't working, when I select that menu entry from the ...
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Grub Fallback Not Working in Redhat 6.5

I'm trying to set up a grub fallback system in grub.conf, but none of the settings in the grub 0.97 documentation have any discernible effect. Also, there is no grub-set-default command present. This ...
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Installing Windows Update 3033929

I am using grub as default boot loader for my dual boot laptop (DELL Vostro 3750). My system is currently undergoing a reboot loop (infinite) because of Windows Update 3033929. As described here: ...
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Recover BIOS on Lenovo U310 Touch after Windows 10 rollback

I have a Lenovo U310 Touch. Before the start of the problem, I used to have a dual boot configuration with Linux Mint 17.1 and Windows 8.1 installed side by side. I used to have a GRUB bootloader with ...
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Can’t boot into Linux Mint after installing Arch Linux

On my computer, I have Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, and recently Arch Linux, installed in a partition scheme like so /dev/sda1 SYSTEM (Win 8 bootloader, BCD, etc.) /dev/sda2 Windows 8.1 ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from USB on a Windows 8.1 system

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my system which already has a Windows 8.1 installed. I have created a bootable USB flash drive but I’m unable to boot from it. I looked around but could not ...
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How to manually boot with grub or: how to boot a 32bit Linux OS on a 32bit only UEFI firmware computer?

I want to install a 32bit Linux (e.g. Ubuntu) on my Intel Atom Bay Trail tablet, but I fail to get it to boot. The device's firmware only supports 32bit bootloaders. There are guides that somewhat ...
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Damaged partition table in dual boot system

Since this morning grub fails to boot to any of my two operating systems (Windows 7, Xubuntu 14.04) and gives me a grub_rescue prompt. I first tried to boot into Xubuntu but I could not ls in any of ...
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Windows 7 stopped booting after I installed linux mint

I have recently installed Linux mint 17 on my friends computer. After reboot, Windows 7(loader) was not shown in grub. I tried to run boot-repair. Here is log: http://paste2.org/wDN81wn7 . After ...
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Stop Windows 8.1 from removing Grub

I've got a relatively new HP Envy machine running Windows 8.1 that I want to run Ubuntu on. Installation works great and I'm all happy until I boot back into Windows, at which point grub is removed ...
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Windows 8 won't show in my GRUB menu

I recently downloaded Kali Lunix to my Windows 8.1 computer. I have a Gateway NV570P09u. After I went the the graphical installation and put Kali onto another Partition Disk, I was put into a GRUB ...
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How do I remove unneccessary boot device options?

Long story short: had win8, decided to make dualboot, installed manjaro linux (mounted /boot/efi to windows' efi partition), oh noes grub doesnt show option to log into win8, managed to create win8 ...
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Can GRUB discern between power on by magic packet and power on by hardware button?

I have a dual boot win 7 / linux Mint with GRUB 2 as Bootloader. I was wondering for some time now if it is possible to set up GRUB to display a OS list when I start computer by pressing the power ...
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Debian - missing /by-uuid/ in boot image

We proceeded few disk operations on our server (system disk was extended for new hard drives) and unfortunately after reboot boot stuck on error: ALERT! ...
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Bios does not load, system boots normally after changing time settings

I am very confused by this. I have a CyberpowerPC laptop (Intel HM87 main-board) with dualboot (Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, both 64 bit). I had the dualboot time difference problem many people have, so ...
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How get reach of Grub at Debian and going to desktop environment?

Recently I installed Debian Distro of Linux as a 2nd operating system, When I chose the Debian operating system during boot, a command prompt (like to Terminal at Ubuntu) starts with message "Welcome ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8.1 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ...
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Gentoo can't boot on GRUB2

Gentoo is on /dev/sda4 and /dev/sda3 is /boot,/boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-3.18.7-gentoo and /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-3.18.7-gentoo both are genkernel-built,but GRUB says:could not find the root ...
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Graphical Grub/Bootloader Menu

Does anyone know of a boot loader that use graphical indicators instead of just a command line menu? (preferably grub or grub2 compatible, I don't really know much about the, or my, tech stack for ...
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How do I boot into Xubuntu after dual booting along-side Windows

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 from USB on a netbook running Windows 7. It installed fine, but before I restarted the machine, I removed the USB stick (out of habit). I couldn't shutdown the live ...
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Partition resize error

I've decided to remove my old linux [/] partition and enlarge my Win7 partition, before install new linux distro. For first time in my experience something gone wrong when I tried to resize (enlarge ...
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How to delete the 2nd bootloader created by EasyBCD and leave GRUB?

I have two bootloaders now; I have the GRUB and the EasyBCD that I've created before the Linux was installed properly. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the 2nd time, the GRUB came right, but now that I ...
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how to get grub menu back in tripple-boot setup

I have windows 8.1 preinstalled on my laptop I installed Linux Mint 17.1 for a time and dualbooted then I decided to also install Windows 7. After this I can just boot into Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. ...
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HDD Power-Up in Standby: prevent from spinning up

On my Linux Mint 17.1 system I am using a Western Digital WD20EZRX HDD for backup. To minimize power consumption and to extend drive endurance, I want the HDD to normally be in spun-down standby ...
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dual operating system windows and ubuntu14.10

a have a dual operating system; windows 8 and Ubuntu14.10, it seems I formatted some partitions and it does not boot anymore. I repaired it through Ubuntu boot-repair and it was only windows 8 that ...
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Lenovo onekey and reboot stuck in GRUB

I have a Lenovo g50-45 with onekey recovery with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I dual booted with Ubuntu. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu. then tried to reinstall with USB using onekey. I got this screen: ...
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System Reserved partition is showing up in “My Computer” along with other partitions

I use Windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu 14.04(Gnome) a dual boot. I used boot manager in Ubuntu to fix the grub in Linux to make Windows boot appear in the grub. Later I found Windows has two entries in ...
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How do I modify the GRUB boot menu?

I have dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. When Ubuntu installed GRUB, it created two entries for Windows 8.1, one for /dev/sda1 and one for /dev/sda2. How do I change the boot menu entries to ...