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Mix of GRUB and GRUB2 (Linux and Solaris)

ALL, I have a DELL laptop on which I installed Linux and Open Solaris (in that order). Linux used GRUB2 and it was OK. Solaris still uses GRUB1 and it looks like it did overwrite the GRUB2 ...
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Ubuntu - Booting black screen with purple border

I have a problem when I boot the pc. After the installation of Ubuntu, a black screen with a purple box appears without letting me see the choices of GRUB. The screen then becomes black and Ubuntu ...
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GRUB2 - Allow guest access on certain OSes Installed

I have found a few articles that guide me through configuring GRUB2 on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS box so that it requests a user name and password at boot, so that I can restrict certain items in the OS ...
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Grub2 Control over remote serial?

I'm trying to control GRUB2 over a serial connection, but I can't seem to get it to work or find any real comprehensive guides. I tried once, but was unable to get any output, and had to reinstall ...
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Grub Network Boot, where do system files go?

I have made a folder structure for network boot using PXE and Grub with the command grub-mknetdir. I have put those files in a valid served tftp folder on Server Machine. I have put a valid kernel ...
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Grub error before menu, cannot see what it is, flashes and continues. How to halt on grub error?

Always, when I boot my system, I must witness a flash of error right before the GRUB menu pops up. It goes like this: Loading Operating System. GRUB Loading. Welcome to GRUB. error .... Then it ...
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Grub2 physical boot selector or restart into

I am using Grub2 to select between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I was wondering how I might be able to communicate with Grub2 with a physical switch to tell it which I want. I have plenty of experience with ...
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Windows 7 not showing on Grub 2 list

I have Linux Mint and Windows 7 installed on two separate drives. I have bounced between the two all day (initially trying to get mint to show in the windows boot list, and now working on getting ...
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Why does GRUB 2 give me a recovery command line unless I reboot from that command line?

When I boot my computer, whether it be from the OS software reboot button or the physical power button on my laptop, GRUB gives me a command line. That, by itself, isn't so strange. I'd just assume ...
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GRUB 2 menu is not showing Windows 8 in the menu when dual booting with Fedora 17 (32 Bit)

I am successfully able to install Fedora 17 (32 bit) along with Windows 8 on my system. But when I restart the system, the GRUB 2 menu doesn't show the windows 8. To troubleshoot the problem, I ...
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Fedora 18: Grub2-install, not installing to MBR

I have been having major headaches with Grub2. I deleted the MBR (its a long story) and I am now trying to restore it. I already restored all of my files, now all I need to do is reinstall grub from ...
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How do I recreate a wiped /boot filesystem in Ubuntu

I accidentally overwrote the /boot filesystem on a running Ubuntu host where the root fs and swap are LVs, and the kernel, initramfs, etc. are under /boot with grub modules and config under ...
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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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GRUB2 booting: efidisk read error & prefix is not set

everyone! I have a booting USB stick with some iso-image, based on Arch Linux. It loads through efi and then comes to Grub 1.99, where I can choose the iso images. I can load them without any ...
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GRUB that dynamically detects available OSes?

Is there any version of GRUB that dynamically detects what OSes it can boot on the current disk(s), so that I don't have to run update-grub every single time some OS changes on my machine?
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GRUB reported “error: file not found.” when booting CentOS 5

I installed CentOS 5.3 by using a 4GB USB disk on an old PC that I used run a Debian on it. After a series of housework on the fresh system, I reboot the system using: sudo shutdown -r now After ...
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Installing grub?

I am trying to install cinnarch. I installed it correctly but I have some troubles with grub. At the moment I am unable to boot because grub has some errors. I can only access the files via liveCD. I ...
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Attempted downgrade from GRUB2 to GRUB; can't boot into ubuntu anymore

So I just did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate and installed ubuntu 12.10 beside it. I kept the windows bootloader in the mbr at the advice if my tutorial (i used easyBCD to enable an option for ...
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Can I tell GRUB to boot into a Windows OS that exists as a virtual disk on a Linux system?

I know that GRUB (and GRUB2) can chainload a Windows OS if you specify the hdd that it is contained on. Is it possible to tell GRUB (or GRUB2) to boot into a dd image-file of a Windows OS that is ...
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How do I replace GRUB with the Windows 8 bootloader without losing access to Linux?

I dual-boot Windows 8 and Crunchbang Linux. I installed Windows first, then Linux. GRUB was installed directly in the MBR. However, now I suspect that GRUB is the reason why I can't use bcdedit 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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Why `/proc` file system should be mounted when re-install GRUB from `chroot`?

Currently, the MBR on my machine is corrupted, so I decide to re-install GRUB from a liveCD and with chroot. From this tutorial, I can complete the re-installation. However, I'm not clear about the ...
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How can I fix Windows boot problems from Linux?

Is there some way I can fix Windows boot-problems from Linux (Like I could use EasyBCD from Windows) When it is booting, it is booting to a corrupt Windows 7 version, though I do have a working ...
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Make bootable iso with grub chainloading

My parents' pc has windows 7's boot manager installed at MBR and grub2 is installed on /dev/sda2 (booting linux on /dev/sda2). I want to make a bootable cd so that when booted from it just chainloads ...
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How can I discover which bootloader is installed where?

On a Debian Linux box, I'm running into a very strange situation where after power-on, GRUB fails with the error "no such partition", but if I then hit the reset button, it boots normally. I'm trying ...
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How find reinstall/replace Grub2 menu generation scripts

I'm trying to figure out how to reinstall/get copies of the scripts that Ubuntu has in the /etc/grub.d/ folder. The scripts have names like 00_header and 05_debian_theme. They're used when the command ...
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Windows 7/Ubunutu dual boot

I recently attempted a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio. The installation for Ubuntu went well, but Windows 7 would not load from the Grub menu. I ran the auto repair from the ...
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Disable “longhaul” kernel module with a GRUB command?

I've got a problem with a VIA C3 (1GHz)-system: the system freezes immediately when the CPU frequency goes under 731MHz because of an incompatibility with the (not completely implemented) i686 ...
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Converting legacy GRUB menu entries to GRUB 2

I would like to change an entry for a solution to boot from CD from legacy grub (looks like title bla bla bla) to an entry to a format compatible to grub 2 (the one that looks like menuentry "bla bla ...
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Detecting which GRUB2 menu entry the system was booted with

I am working on a remote server with no KVM, and am modifying stuff in the boot loader menu. I enabled the fallback and "default boot once" options in case for when I screw something up. Is there a ...
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Finishing up and Arch Linux install and Grub is failing to install

Not sure what to do at this point. I finished all of the Arch Linux installer and get to the bootloader step and it fails. This is for a dual booted Windows 7/Arch laptop if that helps at all. Not ...
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How do I set up Grub properly to quad-boot Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD?

Grub has gone completely insane on me. My quad-boot system was working great up until I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.04. Since Ubuntu overwrote the Grub stuff I had to repair it with my Mac OS X and FreeBSD ...
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GRUB2 rescue boot into windows

I had got 2 partitions on my harddrive: 1. win7; 2. Ubuntu 11.10; As it can be predicted the GRUB loader was in the second partition and this partition was formated from ext4 to ntfs. Now I get this ...
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Grub help, deleting partition without deleting grub

I have a triple boot windows 7, ubuntu 10.10, ubuntu 11.10 and i want to delete the partitiion containing 11.10 but that's where my grub is located I believe. Because it updated to grub 1.99 when I ...
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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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Boot GRUB2 to GRUB or GRUB2 on another disk

I've got a couple of distributions installed, Gentoo with GRUB2, and openSUSE with some other version of GRUB. OpenSUSE manages it's kernel entries, and I don't want to have to update my main Gentoo ...
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GRUB2 boot failure: “Error: Out of disk”

Create two or more partitions in one USB disk. Install any Linux system in second or later partition. Install GRUB2 in the disk. Boot directory is the /boot on the partition where Linux system is ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 (64-bit) won't boot. Forgot to install GRUB 2. Manual GRUB install fails

I cannot get Ubuntu to boot. I downloaded the Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit mini.iso and installed it in Virtualbox (v.4.1.2 running on OS X 10.5.8). When I installed Ubuntu, I selected "Command-line expert ...
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How to safely use grub rescue> in Fedora 16? System does not boot anymore

When i boot my PC, i get this in my Fedora 16 distro. I have tried as following but none allowing me to boot anymore. Any help please? I am blocked completely. Grub loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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Why doesn't GRUB see my SSD partition?

I have a HP nc4400 laptop with an SSD drive in it. Sometimes when I reboot I get a There is no such partition. grub rescue > prompt. If I power cycle the laptop all is good and GRUB is able to ...
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What does Ubuntu Linux do with GRUB during a new installation?

I've been messing around with a cheap PC lately and now I have some questions about GRUB; what exactly does Ubuntu do with GRUB during a new install? Several times I've modified my partitions (moved ...
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Fixing bad Windows partition and startup with Linux

Here is what happened: Don't have enough space on my Windows partition Delete the stock "recovery" partition to make space Enlarge the Win partition Software messes up the Windows boot Go under ...
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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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How can I identify which grub setting is used when booting my computer?

I have a computer with several Linux variants installed, each of them using a GRUB or GRUB2 setting. How can I identify which GRUB setting is used when booting my computer?
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Stuck in Grub recovery after Linux Mint install

Every time I try to install Linux Mint XFCE my laptop freezes on removing the live packages, which happens just before the installation of GRUB2. However: I've managed to manually install GRUB2. ...
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How to disable GRUB boot menu and boot in default OS

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my system. I want to configure GRUB so that it automatically boots into the default OS without displaying the boot menu; it should only appear if I ...
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How can I set the menu font in GRUB 2?

I've just been forcibly upgraded to Grub 2, and I'm having trouble because the fonts in the GRUB menu are ugly and small. I have successfully set the screen resolution with GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1200x32 ...
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Boot parameters

Is there a way to find out with what parameters did the kernel boot? For example if I specify noexec=off at the grub command line? Can I see this sort of info after the system has finished booting?
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Booting ubuntu from grub after reinstall [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't boot to Ubuntu after installing Windows 7 Hello all, I recently added another partition to my hardrive where ubuntu was installed to and afterwards when I ...
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Fix MBR from installed Windows Vista

I have a quite strange problem. I had a system with Vista and Ubuntu installed. We always use Vista and Ubuntu was something we really did not need. BUT: to boot, GRUB was used (I guess grub2). Now, ...