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

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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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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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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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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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How do you boot Arch Linux with systemd without X11?

Ran an upgrade recently that borked my whole setup(with catalyst drivers). It caused artifacts at login/desktop and then a hard lock. However, I'm not asking about those problems, what I want to ...
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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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Recover partitions with both Windows 7 and Linux installed using TestDisk

I need to recover my partitions using TestDisk. I used deep search and the result is as follows: Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63 Partition Start End ...
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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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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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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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GRUB 2 stops dual booting Windows 8

I own a laptop with two hard disks. Windows 8.1 is installed in UEFI mode on the first disk, and I recently installed Gentoo on the second one. Now I want to be able to select the OS on boot in GRUB2 ...
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Minimal linux USB with Grub

I've been using this site for quite a long time now, and today I have a question for you. I have several PCs with dualboot between windows and Linux, and recently after upgrading one to windows 10 my ...
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Grub rescue command line, chainloading Windows 7 installer

I currently have grub2 installed on a Baytrail tablet along with Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit) and Windows 8.1 (32-bit). The tablet comes with 32-bit UEFI only firmware, and a 64-bit atom processor. Using ...
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Unchaining grub2 and windows bootloader(s)

I would like to find out if it is possible to unchain grub2 and windows boot-loader and I could not find a convincing answer anywhere, perhaps it is just not possible... The situation is as follows: ...
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How to load FreeDOS iso from Grub2?

I'm currently loading FreeDOS iso (freedos-1.0-full.iso) from Grub4DOS, and Grub4DOS is actually first loaded from Grub2. Grub2 grub.cfg menuentry "FreeDOS 1.0" { setroot=(hd0,1) linux ...
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Make certain files read only on boot

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and GRUB2. I'm wondering if there is a way that, upon booting the kernel, I can have the kernel make certain files read only. I want this status to persist for as long ...
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Boot different OS if booted via Wake on LAN with GRUB

I have a PC running Windows and Linux. I want the Windows system to be the default system because this PC is mainly used for gaming. I do, however, occasionally use it as my remote development box. ...
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Windows resolution only up to 1024x768 after installing OpenSuse

I installed OpenSuse 13.1 in a 5yo laptop I had around with Windows 7. It was working fine with 1280x900. OpenSuse cannot go further than 1024x768, but what is really surprising, is that Windows 7 ...
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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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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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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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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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grub2 with serial backup

I just setup a headless server. I would like to administrate this via serial, but I won't always have a serial connection plugged in. If I configure GRUB_TERMINAL="console serial", grub2 will not ...
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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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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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Slax on NTFS (GRUB) with Changes Saved Natively

I have Slax 7 and Windows XP running on the same (ntfs) partition - woohoo! I still have a few issues, holes in my understanding: Slax apparently saves all "changes" to a single file ...
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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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Grub 2, switch os when restarting

I dual-boot with Windows and Ubuntu. Usually, when I restart my computer, it is to switch os. Is there a way to tell it to Grub so that it preselects the right os in its menu when I restart my ...
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Arch linux - strange behaviour after installing fglrx

I have a problem with drivers on arch linux. I installed catalyst through unnoficial catalyst repo as wiki says. pacman -S catalyst catalyst-utils aticonfig --initial After this operation i ...
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How to remove redundant grub from a GPT hard drive?

I once installed Debian onto my hard drive with GPT so there is a grub on it. Recently I erased Debian and install Windows Server 2012. But the grub is still there (which can launch nothing and I am ...
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Windows recovery partition with GRUB2

So I recently got a new Toshiba laptop and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. Since it is a "Windows 7 Enabled" machine or some other proprietary nonsense like that, a few hardware features are designed ...
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grub2 multiboot philosophy

Since using grub 2 I am puzzled by the way the boot menu is created. I usually have some extra installations on different disks or partitions. When doing a os-prober and grub-update my menu will ...
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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 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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“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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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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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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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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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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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 ...