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

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How do I add Windows 7 to GRUB 2?

I am having trouble adding Windows 7 to my GRUB 2 boot menu. I know similar questions have been asked and answered on this site and others, but none of the answers seem to work for me. My setup: Two ...
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UEFI bootloader

Issue is that EFI systems only allow you to boot using FAT32. I have to deploy multiple images of Windows 8. My WIM image is larger than 4GB and unable to transfer to a FAT32 partition. I've been ...
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Could not boot Windows 8 from grub2 nor rEFInd on UEFI-system with Archlinux

I have followed the archlinux beginner's guide thoroughly and was able to install archlinux in UEFI mode and has been able to succesfully boot from it. Everything works fine except that I am unable to ...
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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 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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Replace Linux Boot-Drive | ext3 to btrfs

I've got a headless server running Debian Linux currently. Linux vault 3.2.0-3-686-pae #1 SMP Mon Jul 23 03:50:34 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux The root filesystem is located on an ext3 partition on the ...
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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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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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Linux Mint livecd does not recognize Windows 8 partition

My system has two SSDs. I re-installed Windows 8 onto the disk0. I want to install Linux mint on the other SSD. Secure-boot is disabled, fastboot is disabled, csm is enabled I run Linux Mint 16 x64 ...
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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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Why does my USB hdd returns SG_IO: bad/missing sense data?

I am able to boot and run commands from external USB hdd; the message in question appears for about 45 seconds then booting continues. GRUB2 is installed on internal HDD. When choosing to boot ...
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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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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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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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How to remove Windows 8 bootloader (or arrange for Grub not to detect it)

I have a dual-boot system with Windows 8 and Linux. I have two Windows partitions: one 64-bit and one 32-bit. The 64-bit partition is the one I wish to boot; the 32-bit partition is there as a ...
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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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“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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GRUB2 restarts on “GRUB loading” on Gentoo

After following the Gentoo handbook to install Gentoo, I have finished everything except rebooting the system after the installation of GRUB to my HDD. No errors are reported, but I cannot get GRUB ...
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Can I have my Bootsector+GRUB2+/boot partition on a CD/DVD for read only-ness? How?

I want to have all that is required for booting my encrypted Debian-Wheezy-System on a read-only optical disk. Bootsector+GRUB2+/boot-partition. What do I need to do to make that work? I tried ...
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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, Ubuntu and Linux Mint, Impossible Ubuntu Booting

Ok, this problem consists that when I boot my computer, and then GRUB shows up, I have these options: (NOTE: My OS's are Windows 8, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Pear 8 OS) (I asked this here since the main ...
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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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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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Custom scripting between grub2 sessions - chainloading

I'd like to use grub2 for changing MAC address for eth0 before booting into the main OS. I wonder how can this be done.. I have learned about chainloading, so 1 can choose a boot entry and have it ...
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Can't boot Arch Linux without having a usb drive plugged in

Grub shows up and loads it's configuration properly every time and Windows always boots from it. However I can't get Arch Linux to boot unless I have a usb drive plugged in when I turn on my computer. ...
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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 boot the Debian netboot CD from the grub2 prompt?

What is the magic incantation of grub2 commands that will allow me to boot into the Debian netboot installer? grub has discovered the disk and can browse its contents. I see an initrd in the root ...
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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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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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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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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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Why can I boot Windows only with grub2 chainloader?

When I updated my dual boot (Windows and Linux) PC my grub menu.lst file was deleted and I could no longer boot into Windows or Linux. Finally I have succeeded in installing grub2 and I can boot ...
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How to resolve “grub loading error: no such partition” error?

I'm having Lenovo laptop that issued by the Tamil Nadu government. In that I cannot boot the operating system. It's showing grub loading error: no such partition grub rescue> How can I break ...
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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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“Fixing” GRUB2? Machine becomes unresponsive

When I upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04, every so often the computer will become unresponsive: SSH server does not receive connections. When I physically sit down in front of the computer, it's still running ...
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Win8 entry in GRUB 2 not working

So I got this apparently quite common problem - I bought an HP laptop with Win8 (which means with UEFI) and later I installed openSUSE 13.1 on the same drive as dual-boot. Everything was right except ...