Grub2 is Grub version 2, a multiboot bootloader from the GNU project.

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grub always hides menu and boots to Ubuntu 14.04; must press ESC

No matter what I change in /etc/default/grub or /boot/grub/menu.list, grub always hides the menu, shows a 10 second countdown timer, and then boots to default (Ubuntu 14.04). To access MacOs, I must ...
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How to setup grub fallback functionality for Centos-7

I have multi-boot environment Centos-7.1(Kernel-4.2.6 on /dev/sda3) Centos-7.1(kernel-3.10 on /dev/sda2). I want to boot through Centos-7.1(kernel-3.10 /dev/sda2) on failure of Newly installed ...
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Grub2 EFI falls to Grub Shell unless I hit F12 immediately after power on

I have Opensuse Tumbleweed together with Windows 10 on my Asus ROG laptop. The issue is quite weird - every time I power on or reboot, Grub2 EFI falls to grub2 shell and randomly it doesn't see the ...
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“Reboot and select proper Boot device” for the 2nd time

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 for quite some time now. A few weeks back I got the error message below, but surprisingly I was able to boot again after few days. Yesterday it crashed ...
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Cannot find root device when loading a new kernel image

I am trying to install an old linux kernel image 2.6.32.69 just for learning purposes. The machine is ubuntu 15.10 32 bit. The commands to build kernel are: make oldconfig make bzImage make modules ...
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Windows 8 removes grub2 as default bootloader

I have a dualboot setup where I keep Linux distros in separated partitions on one SSD, and my Windows drive on another. Recently, I had to wipe my Windows drive and reinstall Windows, which was great ...
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Vista Recovery Partition ERROR Cannot open C:\RECOVERY.DAT

until my last installation of Windows Vista (from the Recovery Partition) and Ubuntu, I was able to boot the Windows Vista recovery partition from the GRUB menu, simply clicking on the corresponding ...
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UEFI mixup with previous windows 10 disk on Lenovo

Intro I am asking the same question as I asked on askUbuntu (but did not get feedback). References: http://askubuntu.com/questions/714839/uefi-mixup-with-previous-windows-10-disk-on-lenovo Question ...
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Install Linux Kernel without APT

I recently tried to install Debian, however apparently the small USB installation over network has a bug where it can't complete installation of the Kernel. Thus I see the grub shell when I boot. I ...
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Mactel Fedora 23 - Debugging Slow EFI Boot

I recently installed Fedora 23 on my Macbook4,1 (early 2008 model). After the white screen/apple sound at boot, I see a black screen with an underscore cursor for about 10-15 seconds before the Grub ...
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Manually adding windows 7 to the grub boot menu

This seems like it should be simple, but I've spent two hours following all the advice I could find to no avail. I have windows 7 installed on one internal harddrive (sdb) and I have just installed ...
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Can't configure a dual boot in Lenovo G40-80

Hey guys I'm trying to make a dual boot in my lenovo, but I can't make grub works at all! I already tried to use boot-repair three times with no success, all the times the grub start with a simple ...
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GRUB boot error rescue

Recently created a Linux/windows 10 dual boot and something went wrong.... every time i boot up my PC it brings me straight to GRUB rescue and i am unable to type or access the BIOS menu (i have tried ...
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Grub2 support for ZFS

I have installed PCBSD on my machine with Ubuntu on it with the intension of dual booting. However, the grub install during the installation fails. I would like to set up a custom grub script to load ...
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Windows 10 ISO in Grub2 Multiboot

I'm attempting to create a multipurpose AIO USB stick for everyday use. So far I've been able to get Mint, Tails, And Hiren's boot cd all successfully working off of one device similar to the tutorial ...
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grub2 on my embedded Board Corrupted, entered into grub rescue mode

I am working on a Intel board with CentOS running on it. My grub2 got corrupted. and entering into grub rescue mode Problem - whenever I reboot the device. grub rescue contains below info, when I ...
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Places or books to start learning PXE booting [closed]

I am currently playing around with PXE booting and PXELINUX/SYSLINUX. I have tried LTSP , thinmachine, FOG project and some others. Currently I am trying to understand how PXELINUX is working under ...
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Where to find docs about multiboot2 cmd in grub2?

GNU docs almost nothing about multiboot2 command (although I could find linux, boot commands in the 14.3 The list of command-line and menu entry commands section), and enter link description here ...
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Grub2 error after installing Elementary OS Freya on Dell laptop

I am using Windows 10 on Dell Inspiron 15 (laptop). I downloaded OS Freya (Latest Stable Version) Probably 3rd version and created a bootable USB using Rufus. I made 100 GB space free on my HDD, ...
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(sda) Assuming drive cache: write through hang on boot

I just install CentOS 7 on VMware EXSi 6.0 with encryption. and after the configuration and boot i got it hang with message: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through I did search on Internet and ...
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Debian Jessie with dmraid

So I'm having issues, I have the following... Windows 8.1 on RAID0 SSD 2 3TB WD Reds NTFS Formatted 2x WD Raptors RAID0 I want to install Debian on the 2x WD Raptors on the INTEL Raid. I can do this ...
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ASUS logo and GRUB not showing up on PC boot

When I start the PC monitor, it goes into power saving mode resulting in the ASUS logo not showing up. Even the GRUB GUI, which I use to select between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, isn't showing up ...
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How to boot to USB using grub

My computer currently boots to grub2 at the moment. I have an Ubuntu iso installation on my USB. How can I make grub boot to my USB? The way I'm used to doing it is like so: When on Windows 8.1 ...
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Problems with Grub - Ubuntu error while installing alongside Windows

I tried installing Ubuntu alongside Windows. I did this using a bootable USB with Ubuntu LTS and using the "install alongside Windows" option. Unfortunately there was FATAL error and now when I boot ...
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What are the correct permissions for grub.cfg?

I'm wondering which user(s) should have access to grub.cfg and what the permissions should be for grub.cfg.
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Windows hybrid sleep/hibernate not working when booting from GRUB

So I have a multi-boot system setup (each system is installed on its own hard drive) and I can't seem to put my Windows 7 install into hybrid sleep/hibernation if I load it via GRUB. Whenever I click ...
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windows 7 build 7601 this copy of windows is not genuine

I'm getting this issue with almost every window I try to open just doing nothing or returning some nondescript or unhelpful error message (such as Invalid Interface). And windows tells me I'm on a ...
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Does GRUB actually install an MBR?

I’m wondering if I need to use some other utility to actually write the MBR to disk, or if GRUB writes an actual MBR to disk? The wording in the GRUB2 documentation is not entirely clear on the ...
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Boot Windows directly through Grub2

I have an UEFI multi-boot system with Windows 7, Windows 10 and OpenSUSE. Currently when I want to boot Windows, I first need to select Windows Boot Manager in Grub2, it then chainloads the Windows ...
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CentOS 7.1 updating GRUB Menu to show aditional os

I am runing CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503 (Core) as my primary OS and have also installed openSUSE 13.2 but I am having some problems with updating the the GRUB menu so that I can launch openSUSE as ...
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Changing GRUB_TIMEOUT value doesn’t seem to work

Yes, I did do sudo update-grub. Changing the /etc/default/grub GRUB_TIMEOUT variable seems to work once, but then after that first time every time I reboot the timeout is 30 seconds and my time I set ...
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This arch install not yet working, /sbin/init trouble

I do an lvm2 arch install, as the installation page on the wiki tells. I do what the wiki page tells, with the mileage: put Grub as boot manager. Set the lvm2 hook on the mkinitcpio configuration. ...
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Trying to get back to Win 7 after deleting Ubuntu 15.04. Can't get past “grub rescue >”

I wanted to go back to an all Windows machine after trying Ubuntu 15.04. It was a good experiment, but not for me. I had installed Ubuntu 15.04 on its own partition and it put in a dual boot menu. At ...
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grub2 freedos attach virtual floppy disk

I'm interested in loading freedos under grub2 and easily loading in new bios/dos utilities without having to re-generate a new freedos image everytime. The aim being to have a folder on the disk ...
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GRUB2 not seeing hard drives after reboot

I have three hard drives installed: /dev/sda1: LABEL="Wiederherstellung" UUID="044AE97A4AE9693E" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="549b8c2d-7c9a-45b4-8de2-e4177da085ea" ...
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grub rescue mode on kali linux (usb flash)

Trying to create Kali Linux live USB persistance. Split the usb like this: || first part FAT for data || second part FAT for LINUX || third part for persistance|| Then set "bootable" flag in gparted ...
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Why does grub2 boot menu show abnormally like this?

My distribution is Fedora 22. The grub2 boot menu screen is obviously wrong. How to make it show in full screen? Thanks in advance. PS. My display's default resolution is 1920x1080. When I logged ...
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GRUB2 multi-boot with one boot partition

i'm trying to make a multi-boot disk (5 linux distros) with only one /boot partition. Problem is that the guy before me that made this disk didn't bother to create that separate boot partition, so i ...
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Execute setpci at boot

I'm using grub to execute two setpci commands when starting Arch on my MBA. These commands solve "startx black screen" issue for me: setpci -s "00:17.0" 3e.b=8 setpci -s "02:00.0" 04.b=7 Now I want ...
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Computer won't boot into any OS

The title may seem vague, but I've tried so many things that I'm not even sure what to label the issue as. I got a new PC so stored my old PC parts away. I then got a new case so thought I'd put ...
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install mint linux alongside ubuntu on lvm with EFI boot

I have recently moved to a new laptop (Lenovo Y50) and installed Ubunt 15.04 on it. I installed lvm so almost all the 1T HD is one logical partition. The other partitions are: ...
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Windows 10 / Linux Dual Boot - Boot-loader Problems

I am currently running a dual boot of Windows 10 Home 64-bit and Xubuntu 15.04 64-bit on my machine. I have Windows 10 on an SSD, Xubuntu on another SSD and an HDD for storage formatted as NTFS (this ...
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Windows 10 crashes after about 3 minutes with Ubuntu 14.04 installed

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my machine on a partition. I wanted to install Windows 10, so I installed it to another partition using a USB. Later there was the issue where I could not select the ...
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How to avoid boot failure after upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with dual boot

Basically, I want to avoid this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/654386/windows-10-upgrade-lead-into-grub-rescue My current disk partitioning scheme looks like this Model: ATA ST1000DM003-9YN1 (scsi) ...
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Installing bootloader on a Mac

Due to a somewhat odd requirement for a particular Linux installation, with a particular software suite, I found it best to use ddrescue to populate the harddrive with the partitions and their data, ...
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Booting USB with LiveCD GRUB

Under VMWare Player, I cannot boot directly Ubuntu 14 from an USB drive, so I would like to start with the LiveCD and boot from GRUB, issuing a custom command. Is that possible? What should be the ...
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Windows-Linux multi-boot problems in case of upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

I use Windows 7 on a multiple-boot machine (beside Win7, I have different Linuxes, using Grub). I want to freely upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10. Will the procedure have some impact on the ...
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Boot from mass storage in GRUB2 error

So I want to install a new system using liveUSB. However the .iso file is avout 5.5GB big and the only thing that can handle such capacity is my SD Card (16 GB, pendrives are only 4 GB). I've made the ...
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Changing SATA speed on HP Probook 6560b with Transcend SSD370

I have an HP Probook 6560b with updated BIOS version F.60 Rev.A (31 Mar 2015) and a Transcend SSD370 256GB SATA 3 SSD. On that I run Debian 8.1 with grub2 (not grub-efi). The default setting in BIOS ...
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Failing to boot after disk cloning

I had the following configuration of partitions on old 160GB disk: /sda /sda1 - 100MB - NTFS - System Recovery (hidden Windows partition) /sda2 - 75GB - NTFS - Windows /sda3 - extended ...