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Booting a second, encrypted Debian installation from Ubuntu grub command line

I have a stable dual boot between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I am installing a second flavor of Debian. It has three separate partitions: / is an encrypted luks volume located at (hd1,gpt9), /home ...
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Stuck on GRUB command prompt after regular kernel update

I am running Debian Wheezy. Update Manager suggest to install kernel update. After update, I reboot system but instead of listing all the kernels (bootloader), it gave me a GRUB command prompt: ...
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Can't boot into windows or CD

This is my third reinstall of Debian, this time because I wanted to update from wheezy to Jessie, but it wouldn't run anymore so I switched back to windows and deleted the Debian partition and ...
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GRUB unknown filesystem error after managing Windows 7 partitions

I'm using Debian and Windows 7 located on one HDD, in dual boot. Windows 7 had two partitions - system partition C: and general-use partition G:. Recently I've cut the G partition in size and created ...
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Windows 7 partition disappeared from hard drive

I had a windows 7 and Debian 7 install and I've been using the computer fine for almost a year. A couple weeks ago I tried to load Windows and realized the boot option in grub was missing. After ...
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Grub dual boot- debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS

I'm trying to dual boot debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS (win7, uses 2 partitions) In the wheezy installer I have created a bootable partition with 200M and then tried to made another crypto ...
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Installing Debian 7 grub into partition instead of mbr

As beacuse installation of grub somewhere else than in mbr during Debian 7 installation is not possible, i skipped that step. Next ive booted rescue mode and trying to install it to /dev/sda2 manually ...
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PC reboots after “Welcome to Grub” unless booted from BIOS

I have a Linux machine running on an ASUS P8H77-I. The boot drive is correctly set in the BIOS. If I let it boot normally, I see the Welcome to Grub line, then it reboots, and repeats forever. If I ...
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Can't boot into Windows with Grub | Debian install

I have Windows 7 installed on a second harddrive, and I just installed Debian on my first hard drive. Sadly, the bootloader (grub2) is not picking up my existing Windows installation, and I can't ...
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Debian 7.3.0 - Is GRUB necessary?

I've been playing around with Debian lately, as it seemed to me like the most logical step after starting my Linux journey with Ubuntu (I really don't like Unity and installing GNOME along side it ...
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Why booting is stoping at the <initramfs> prompt?

I am running Debian Xfce on virtual box(Host OS : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS).In Debian i downloaded the source code of Linux kernel-2.6.32.61 from https://www.kernel.org/ and i configured it and compiled it ...
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Can grub load windows from an external hard drive?

I have a computer running Debian 7.1. What I want to do is to add another hard drive to it and install windows on the new drive, so I can run photoshop, some games and other software not available in ...
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grub error: file not found

I reboot my debian server and now grub is telling me this: error: file not found. Entering rescue mode... grub rescuse> ls will show this: (hd0) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) Now i'm executing ...
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How to change video mode in Debian Wheezy on VirtualBox 4.1.12?

I've installed Debian Wheezy on VirtualBox 4.1.12 (running in Ubuntu 12.04) and have troubles setting the video mode. vga=xxx isn't possible anymore, instead, the video mode should be set using GRUB. ...
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Adding my Windows 7 partition to Grub - Debian 7.1

I was working to remove my Debian 7.1, since the VMWare compatibility matrix shows I need to use 6.*. While re-partitioning, it looks like I've made it impossible for GRUB to locate the Win7 ...
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System cannot find LVM physical volumes, but rescue disk can

I have an old AMD box that I use mostly for experimenting stuff, and it runs Debian unstable. Yesterday I had to turn it off, and after that it wouldn't boot again. I have a couple of kernels ...
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Re-install linux by ssh

I have remote machine with OpenSUSE, and I cant interact with it only by SSH. I want to install Debian to this machine, how can I do it? I search answers, but each of them assumes, I have physical ...
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Can't boot SSD from USB but with Super Grub Disk I managed to boot it. Why? How to solve?

Situation I have a very complex situation. Basically I have an o.s. on a SSD which I run on my home PC through eSata. That's ok, I use it on a daily basis, the o.s. runs fine, the SSD have no issues ...
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What is the correct way to install linux on a Macbook Pro

I've had a lot of trouble doing this. It always is unable to boot after installation (I get the famous question-mark in a folder thing). I've installed http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/ however after ...
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Still Booting to Windows after Debian Install

I recently installed Debian Linux to one of of my storage drives alongside Windows 7 (on a different drive) and for some reason when I start up my computer I still boot right into Windows instead of ...
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Booting Debian after upgrade

I have a Debian server. There was a power failure recently and now I'm getting errors during boot up. I had performed a dist-upgrade recently from Squeeze to Wheezy but I don't think my kernel got ...
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How to edit grub when booting from a live cd?

My laptop has a nomodeset problem, check the link for more info. Basically, I would need to add nomodeset in grub in order to boot any linux distro. If I want to use a distro, i'd need to install it, ...
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kexec for fast reboot installed - do one-time-only full reboot

I have got kexec installed to do quick warm reboots without BIOS POST'ing and GRUB popping up. It will just reinit the kernel and do the bootprocess again. Sometimes however, I like to do a full ...
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Debian boot not recognizing Windows

I have a Dell Optiplex that has a small first partition that has Dell tools on it. My Windows XP is on the second partition. I installed Debian squeeze 6.07, and now I am not able to see Windows on ...
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How to remove GRUB from dual boot (Debian and Windows XP)

I have a computer witch cannot be boot from CD or USB. I have Debian and Windows XP with dual boot via GRUB. Now I want to uninstall Debian and GRUB and restore the Windows MBR. I can enter boot ...
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Windows installed on second partition, how to add it to boot menu?

I'm using Debian 6.0.6 Squeeze at the moment, I installed it over Windows XP. It's just one hard drive where I first installed Windows XP and than used some Windows tool to make partition where I ...
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Why “not a valid LUKS device”?

During installing Debian Squeeze I created partitions on a VPS (/dev/vda): vda1 = /boot vda2 = encrypted LVM (not using a standard way of Debian installer, but with the help of cryptsetup switching ...
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What is a good partitioning design/scheme for a multi-boot *nix system?

I'm planning to install Debian on my server. I would like to design the partitioning scheme in such a way, that I could install one or more other *nix distributives on that. So, reading many articles ...
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from XEN to VMWare

I have migrated many xm virtual machine to vmware Using http://www.zoobey.com/index.php/resources/all-articles-list/268-xen-to-vmware , migrations were very smooth. But now I am struck in a xm ...
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Grub 2 Password Protection in debian?

I do as the following run grub-mkpasswd-pbkdf2 to get a string nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg add tow lines set superusers="putyourusernamehere" password putyourusernamehere grub.pbkdf2 ...
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Windows 8 + Linux Dual Boot under UEFI BIOS

My intent in a very near future is to set up a dual boot system with Windows 8 and Debian Linux (for testing purposes) on a Lenovo Ideapad 205, that has UEFI BIOS. I saw several articles about the ...
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Triple booting Debian (wheezy) with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I already have Windows 7(two systems) and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (desktop version) installed on my desktop, and would like to add Debian Wheezy to that list. Info related to my question: The Desktop ...
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GRUB will not work

I am having trouble with my hard disk. Previously, I had a working Linux Mint Debian Edition partition and a Windows XP partition, all working and bootable through GRUB. However, I decided to replace ...
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stuck on grub bootloader and cant access windows

OK so I developed a lot of mobile software but have just broken into computers. I installed debian 6 and I put grub in the wrong spot (hd0,2) to be exact. When I boot up to my debian 6 amd64 I get ...
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grub: module ext4dev not found after moving partitions

os: debian testing 64bit hd: /dev/sda1 20 gig /dev/sda2 100 mb /boot /dev/sda3 extended /dev/sda5 / I deleted sda1 and sda2, created a new sda1 with 100mb and sda2 with 20 gig. copied the contents ...
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I updated Debian Squeeze and Linux Mint is now missing from GRUB

I did a search for how to fix this and came up with nothing...I would like to put Linux Mint back on GRUB. I am a newbie so please be easy on me. I installed Linux Mint first, then Debian Squeeze. ...
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When laptop lid is opened, Debian login screen shows up instead of Windows login - how to re-instate?

I installed Debian beside Windows 7 in my laptop. I had an issue with GRUB not recognizing the Windows partitions at first, which I could fix by running grub-update (this found the windows partitions, ...
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remove deleted OSs from grub 1.98 boot menu

I am trying to remove entries for deleted operating systems, from grub 1.98 menu. I am using Gnu/Linux Debian 6 ( grub version 1.98+20100804-14+squeeze1 ). I have an Ubuntu partition with 10 kernel ...
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grub reinstall after partition name change

I had Win7, Debian 6 Wheezy, and OpenSUSE 12.1 all installed on my machine. I decided I wanted to get rid of OpenSUSE and install Linux MInt 12, so I tried to delete the OpenSUSE partition + swap ...
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Move Grub to a different drive

I recently added a new ssd to my machine which I intended to have as my main drive. I installed crunchbang and everything went fine, except I unthinkingly accepted updating/overwriting the MBR on my ...
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Reboot into the other OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to automatically boot from Linux distro to Windows? I have both Windows 7 and Debian installed on my computer. I thought it would be cool if you could restart your ...
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Grub: Legacy 'ask' parameter no longer supported

I'm trying to change the resolution on my base shell (the Ctrl+Alt+1) shell in Debian so that it supports my ViewSonic monitor. The shell appears really fuzzy when it is displayed on my lcd monitor, ...
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Debian Squeeze, linux-image-2.6.32-5-486: Boot process halts with [<c1003997>] ? kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10

I just upgraded an old box from Debian Etch to Lenny, and then from Lenny to Squeeze. Upon getting the system up to Squeeze, I installed the latest 2.6 kernel, linux-image-2.6.32-5-486. When I ...
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How to boot Debian Testing when grub_env_export symbol not found?

After a recent run of apt-get dist-upgrade and subsequent reboot, I get just: GRUB loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: symbol not found: 'grub_env_export'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> ...
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Debian software raid 1: boot from both disk

I newly installed debian squeeze with software raid.The way I did was, as also given in this thread. I have 2 HDD with 500 GB each. For each of them, I created 3 partitions (/boot, / and swap) I ...
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encrypt multiple systems (Windows 7 + deb)

I've installed two operating system on single drive with 3 partitions (#1 Windows 7, #2 Debian Squeeze, #some data). Grub 2 is installed in MBR and lets me choose which system to boot. I would encrypt ...
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Debian grub2 update removed Windows boot option

Since I updated grub to grub 2 I no longer get the option to boot to Windows (which is unfortunately sometimes necessary for proprietary MSIE browser plugins I need to use for work). Relevant ...
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GRUB very slow after changes in partitions

I moved my logical partitions recently (see Disk operations freeze Debian for details), and all works fine after the change. However as a weird side-effect GRUB started to take really long to load, ...
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How to fix grub after moving root partition?

Because I am using one of the new WD disks I am trying to aling my root partition with the real sectors, as described here: ...
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How can I make grub2 boot into Windows 7?

I had Windows 7 installed on my system, then I installed Debian testing with grub2 as its boot manager. Initially I couldn't see windows entry in grub at all, so I ran: aptitude install os-prober ...