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Cant start linux , boot linux

Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD0 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 32,3kB ...
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hd0 out of disk, grub rescue> when botting up off a USB drive ONLY with HP EliteBook

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a bootable USB drive. It works well with 2 laptops (meaning, laptops boot successfully off the USB drive). However, when I connect the USB drive to a HP EliteBook ...
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“Not a bootable partition” from Haiku's boot manager for new Mint 16 partition

I'm having the exact same problem as in this question now that I've installed Linux Mint 16 MATE in the same LVM I was using before. The installer asked where I wanted the bootloader, and I told it ...
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How can I make GRUB bypass Windows bootloader?

I have two hard drives, one with fedora and another with Windows XP and 7 on two partitions. When I boot my machine, GRUB sees Windows 7 bootloader and allows me to boot windows by going through ...
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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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1answer
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Partition problems after resizing

EDIT3 This might be quite the hopeless case, so I posted another method that is simpler, but still need some help with. will this work? backup partition contents of both linux and windows I've ...
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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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GRUB2 insert additional modules

GRUB2 doesn't have the menu.lst file. How do I configure a boot script. During boot, I hit E on the kernel image that I want to modify and make my modifications. But I would prefer to make the ...
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1answer
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Can boot be customized such that I can switch between OSes by using a hardware switch or button (no keyboard)?

I'm thinking of building a home-made NAS that would double as a Steam Machine. It would have one small SSD for the operating systems and at LEAST one LARGE HDD for media, preferably a third so ...
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1answer
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copy root.disk to another computer and change grub.cfg

I installed ubuntu 10.10 on a new laptop and copied the old root.disk of ubuntu 10.10 from old laptop to this new laptop, and booted it so I had to make changes to the grub menu using "e". That is ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't recognize my bootable USB

I'm currently using Ubuntu 13.04 on my ASUS F201E laptop. I'm trying to install a new OS that is meant to be more compatible with my harware. I've already created a bootable USB with the new OS on it ...
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Unable to start Windows - UEFI boot problems with Linux + Win8

I have installed openSUSE (12.2) on a PC that has Win8 installed. At the beginning there were problems and it didn't start, after some "fixes" Linux started but when going in the grub2-efi Windows 8 ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Can't boot Linux Mint 15 installed entirely in LVM. Where should grub 2.0 boot loader go?

I'm attempting to install Linux Mint 15 entirely within LVM (in four separate LVM logical volumes: / /boot /home swap I've set up the LVM configuration by booting into the Mint 15 Live environment ...
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691 views

grub2 boot from ISO file on USB disk without BIOS support

I've been looking for a while for an option to boot from an ISO file on a USB disk on an old machine whose BIOS doesn't support boot from USB.... I have already found a solution to config grub to boot ...
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1answer
295 views

How to use Super Grub2 disk *.cfg scripts on partition with installed Grub2

How do I use Super Grub2 disk with all its files.cfg scripts on a partition which has installed Grub2? I tried to do a raw copy with dd to a partition, but it didn't work – only a raw copy to a whole ...
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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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Missed record in GRUB

I did install a new linux kernel from deb packages and run reboot. This new kernel replaced my current one. But the new kernel caused corrupted and it fails on booting (no console and no X... just ...
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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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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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How did Linux get on sdc when I insalled it on sdb

I typed $fdisk -l into the terminal to see my partitions. When I installed Linux I installed it on sdb, which shows up, but for some reason it says Linux under sdc. This is what it looks like. ...
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Should I install Grub2 to /sda or /sdb?

I have Windows 7 (default OS) on my internal hard drive which is /sda. I have Linux Mint 14 on my external hard drive, which is /sdb I'm going to install grub2 using a command, but I'm not sure ...
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1answer
499 views

Migrate from MBR to UEFI with an encrypted system partition

I had the idea of converting a live and running openSUSE installation from MBR to GPT/UEFI. I followed this tutorial and successfully converted disk keeping partitions and associated data. My original ...
3
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2answers
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Linux does not see sdc on boot (but does during install)

OK, now I'm at a loss. I have been struggling with getting my Ubuntu server to boot. After a couple of days of fighting with it, I gave up and reinstalled thinking that'll sort it out. It didn't. ...
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Can GRUB2 be installed to USB and used to select between 2 HDDs with Windows 7?

I have recently acquired a second SSD, and decided I would utilize a multi-boot setup to increase my productivity. One drive is for "work" (only contains Windows 7 and software needed for work) and on ...
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Linux server boot issue

I managed to mess the grub menu earlier and tried to fix the situation. Unfortunately I'm really out of ideas now. I get errors trying to run dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc and grub-install. grub-setup ...
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175 views

How can I chainload a USB drive from GRUB2?

I'm using GNU GRUB version 1.99-12ubuntu5, booted over the network using PXE. I used grub-mknetdir to generate the GRUB image and directory tree, which I'm serving on a TFTP server using Tftpd32 in ...
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1answer
536 views

Configuring Windows Boot Manager w/ GRUB2 and Clonezilla

One of my work tasks is to configure the computers that ship in our products with Windows OS images (Embedded and OEM) with a restore partition. I have been using Clonezilla Live with GRUB2 to ...
2
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2answers
776 views

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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1answer
147 views

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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1answer
265 views

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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1answer
2k views

GRUB freeze - Debian/Ubuntu home server

I am trying to setup my own home server - headless. It is a Fit-PC2 machine (full tech specs here: http://www.fit-pc.com/web/fit-pc/fit-pc2-specifications/ ) with 160GB HDD so it has limited BIOS ...
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1answer
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Remove Grub 2 Blockfiles from Partition eg. /dev/sda1

In the process of setting up an encrypted Windows partition along with a dual booting Ubuntu, I have had to install the GRUB bootloader onto a partition /dev/sda1 instead of the MBR. In this setup ...
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XP restarts the machine on boot over grub2 menu

There were two HDD attached on computer board. One hdd has Linux installation and the other one has Windows XP (on first partition) and Windows 7 (on second partition) First I installed xp and then ...
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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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Linux installation won't boot due to GRUB “no such device” error

I think I've exhausted all I know to do, so I'm sending up the flares. I'll try to cover it all (albeit, in pieces), so please be patient. I decided to install Linux Mint 11 where I previously had ...
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297 views

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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1answer
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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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Create custom terminal boot mode under ubuntu

I wonder if it would be possible to create a custom boot menu entry in grub under Ubuntu (11.04), that boots the system into terminal instead of the login screen. The effect should be something like ...
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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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1answer
337 views

Change the order of all boot entries in GRUB2, not just the first

It's quite easy to change the default boot entry through etc/default/grub. However, this only allows for the first entry to be changed. I want to be able to move all the entries in any order I like. ...
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1answer
974 views

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. ...
0
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1answer
336 views

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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2answers
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How to boot GRUB2 into the simplest Linux shell?

I've got a PC with certainly a hardware problem, the installed Ubuntu doesn't boot, neither does Live CDs. (Although Ubuntu is correctly installed). (the 'normal' boot freezes after some filesystem ...
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3answers
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Grub2 MBR vs. Windows MBR

I have an HP system that came with Vista installed and also a hidden restore partition. I subsequently upgraded to Win7(32 bit) Ultimate, and from there to Win7 Pro. Now the hard drive is failing. ...