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

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Chainload EFI Bootloader from grub2 installed on MBR

When trying to chainload a EFI-bootloader from my grub2 I always get an Invalid signature error. According to this question, it happens because my grub2 is installed on an MBR-harddrive. The author of ...
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GRUB recreate a partition before booting a certain OS

I am having a problem of managing the swap areas on my hard drive. Side story: Due to having only a few GiBs free on my C:\ partition, Windows regularly shrinks the pagefile (even though it ...
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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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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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Boot ISO image from GRUB4DOS on EFI machines

I failed with loading ISO image (non-distro) from GRUB2 from USB stick, but found the way how I can boot the GRUB4DOS and then load the image from there. However, it doesn't work all the time and the ...
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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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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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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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Removed Windows 8, installed Linux Mint 15. Error: “/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/grubx64.efi”

Yesterday, I tried to remove Windows 8 and installed Linux Mint. It was ok untill I restarted. My hardware: Dell Vostro 3560 Windows 8 Pre-Installed SSD 32 GB (mSata) The problem is that after the ...
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GRUB2 on USB with Ubuntu and Windows 8 Recovery

I have a Surface Pro. I have moved my recovery partition off of the Surface Pro onto a USB flash drive. I have also installed GRUB2 on the flash drive with Ubuntu Live/Persistent (I backed up the ...
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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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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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Moving Windows 8 to a new partition

I have had a triple-boot installation of Ubuntu-Windows 7-Windows 8. Once I decided that Windows 8 was the way to go and needed the space, I decided to delete the Windows 7 partition. When I did it, ...
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Windows 7 Boot Loader - Remove 30 second waiting time

I've installed Fedora 17 and Windows 7 on two different hard disks as a dual-boot system. The default boot loader is GRUB 2 maintained and configured in Fedora 17. When I startup and choose "Windows ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I restore grub for Fedora 17?

I have mistakenly deleted all the grub entries while customizing grub using "Grub Customizer". Now whenever Im trying to boot into Fedora Linux a black screen is coming up only with "grub>" prompt. ...
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Is uefi required to boot from a GPT sdd?

I've spent the past day trying to get GPT to work with my installation/mobo. I have a GA-990FXA-UD3 rev1.0 motherboard, and I'm trying to install ubuntu over two drives, an SSD and a HDD with the ...
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Two Linux, One /boot

Back in the day I used to tinker with the kernel a bit, so I got into the groove of creating a separate /boot partition to make it easy to fix when I invariably broke something. Right now, I'm in the ...
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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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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 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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Return from standby mode opens grub

After installing Windows 8 and Arch Linux as dual boot everything worked pretty well. However if I happen to close my laptop lid while in Win8 (the comp goes to standby mode) and then reopen my ...
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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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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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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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Windows 8 changes boot order

I installed Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on a 3TB GPT disk in UEFI mode. Both can boot up OK. Both operating systems created their ntries in the UEFI boot menu, there's an "ubuntu" and a "Windows 8" ...
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From GRUB2, boot an ISO in an LVM2 logical volume

tl;dr - Is it possible to boot from a .iso file that is located in an unencrypted lmv2 logical volume? How? I'm trying to set this up in a VirtualBox VM before I do it for real with my laptop. I have ...
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“General error mounting filesystems” even after BootRepair

Upgrading an Ubuntu to Raring Ringtail did not work properly and, now, the machine displays the screen "Ubuntu 13.04" and a few seconds after a text console with: General errors mouting filesystems. ...
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Can I reinstall Linux from live USB?

I just wanna confirm, if I uninstall Linux and have a problem booting Windows XP, I'll still be able to reinstall Linux from my live USB, right? I guess it would reinstall Linux and reinstall Grub2, ...
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How to Uninstall Linux Mint 14 From Windows XP Without CD

This is kind of a follow up to a question I just asked, but... I'm planning to install Linux Mint 14 in a dual boot with my existing Windows XP setup, but I want to make sure I know how to uninstall ...
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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 ...
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Install Linux Mint 14 as third OS after Windows 7 and Ubuntu Grub2

I would like to install Linux Mint 14 in a spare logical partition, but am afraid it would overwrite the existing Grub2 which boots to Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. How best to proceed? Current ...
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Fedora 18, grub2 reinstall, /mnt is empty

I have a common problem. I installed Fedora 18 on a PC that also has Windows on it. When I start the PC, I don't get asked which system I want to boot; Windows is chosen always. So I found out that I ...
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Is it preferable to have GRUB2 installed on a HDD vs SDD?

My system has an internal 160Gb SDD + 1Tb HDD. Win 7 is installed on the SDD, and Ubuntu (2 versions) is installed on HDD. I've been successful in installing Grub2 on SDD and able to boot all 3 OSes. ...
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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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Macbook Grub2 EFI Installation

How exactly does grub2 works on Macbooks? Does it install Grub2 on the EFI partition and I can boot using the grub loader just as I do on a BIOS based PC? What is actually the consequences of running ...
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Install Windows 8 for second time failed

I've installed Windows 8 successfully and activated it. Then for some reasons it crashed with blue screen (I guess because of wrong VGA driver installed) Now I can't install the same OS from the same ...
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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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Which partition to use for Suse 12.3 bootloader?

When installing opensuse 12.3 a partition for the bootloader should be specified. When I previously installed ubuntu for example I set the bootloader to be installed on the entire drive : e.g. sda ...
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How can I bypass WIndows 7 boot loader when dual booting Linux Mint 14

As of this morning my dual-boot attempt went south. This as far as I can see is mainly due to the windows boot loader and grub 2 and I'm really not sure how to fix the issue other than deleting Mint ...
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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 ...