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

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How to unrestrict menu entry after grub2 menu mix-up?

How to unrestrict (no password required) only the Windows OS boot menu entry after installing, Grub Customizer and password protecting the grub menu options? What i did, 1. Installed Grub Customizer ...
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How can an OS change the boot order?

On a machine that uses UEFI and GRUB to boot I've witnessed Windows decide to change the boot order. I thought boot order was only the business of me and my motherboard and simply non-existent in the ...
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Grub2 on msdos table partition won't load

my laptop has: 500gb hdd /dev/sda 22gb sdd /dev/sdb I used to boot archlinux from a small ext2 partition on /dev/sda. The bios is set to use BIOS mode (not uefi), secure boot is disabled, AHCI is ...
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Win XP, Win 8 and Linux in Grub2

For the following setup: kellogs@kellogs-PC:~ > sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kellogs: omitting empty partition (5) Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160040803840 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, ...
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Can I safely convert my disk to GPT using diskpart with GRUB 2 installed?

I am wondering whether I would be able to convert my disk 0 (with my system partition, Windows partition, and Ubuntu partitions) from an MBR to GPT disk without loss of data and still being able to ...
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Debian grub2 syntax error

I recently upgraded Debian to Jessie, and the grub2 menu entries appear like this: menuentry 'Debian GNU/Linux, with Xen hypervisor' --class debian --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os --class ...
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Grub2 immediately boots into Linux

OpenSuSE 13.2, running grub2. SHORT VERSION: Yesterday I had a normal grub2 boot menu and could choose to boot (successfully) into Linux or Windows. Today, I see the grub2 header displayed for a ...
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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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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu

EDIT: The problem is due partitioning, most of the following might've not influenced the outcome. I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't ...
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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 rename the Linux OS name installed in USB stick (LIVE USB)

I am looking for the solution for modifying the query. The requirement is as follows Installing the Any Linux OS in USB stick, here i have installed Fedora 21. Now I need to rename Fedora OS to "Nik ...
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Invalid partition table

Before getting this "invalid partition table!" warning, I successfully installed Debian and Ubuntu side by side. No problem, no boot warning, no mess with grub, everything ok. But yesterday I decided ...
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USB Boot only works part of the time

I have been having problems booting off of my external USB drive, or usb flash drives. Oddly enough, it works, some of the time, so this is not a case of invalid configuration or non-bootable disks. ...
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IPXE booting with changed MAC address (eth0 hw address)

my internet provider recognizes users by MAC address. I have made up my mac address and now I have problem. I want to boot arch netinstall via pxe... but I cannot change my MAC address easily. ...
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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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grub-update and “/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem”

I've got a Debian 7 Wheezy (stable release) and my GRUB suddenly refuses to see one of my partitions. It is an OS X HFS+ partition on the GPT disk. This behavior was introduced in the month or so and ...
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How can i use a windows 8.1 mounted usb to repair a corrupted windows 8.1 that's on grub?

So I have a windows 8 partition stuck on "your pc needs to be repaired f8 for tools and enter to continue" both options make the screen flicker black and stay on the same page.. winload.exe is the ...
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Trying to Fix MBR

I first decided that I wouldn't need Windows anymore, so I deleted it when I installed Ubuntu (I realized how wrong I was: no visual studio nor texnic center). Now I tried getting Windows back, so I ...
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Can't access Windows after linux mint update

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and linux mint. I recently updated my mint distro by installing the new version (in the process eliminating the older version.) I can now use linux mint fine ...
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Which partition manager to use for dual-boot Windows, Linux on SSD? [closed]

I have Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint dual boot (Grub) on an SSD disk. I want to resize Windows partition to take less space and give it to Linux. I don't want to mess up my computer, so I wanted to ask ...
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How to register/convert a restored linux OS (bios) to EFI booting

First let me explain my current set up. I recently scrubbed my two main drives and converted them to GUID. On the primary drive (sdb in my case) I have created an EFI boot partition (ESP) on ...
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Windows 7 load from GRUB 2.02 beta, Fatal System Error

So, I have a dual boot pc, with Ubuntu on one disk, and Windows 7 on another, in a separate partition. A couple of days ago, I tried to log in to Windows, and have been getting this message ever ...
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Is there a way to randomize GRUB2 boot loader background?

Is it possible to select a random background for GRUB2 during boot-up from a folder? I tried to add a small script to the /etc/default/grub file but it must be updated manually to select a random ...
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how to get grub menu back in tripple-boot setup

I have windows 8.1 preinstalled on my laptop I installed Linux Mint 17.1 for a time and dualbooted then I decided to also install Windows 7. After this I can just boot into Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. ...
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Change grub2 behavior

I installed fedora on my computer. GRUB is different. The last grub I had showed no menu and allowed me to press SHIFT key to bring up a menu. GRUB2 shows a complete menu and takes 5 seconds to boot ...
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Install grub on a disk drive by UUID

There is a way to indicate to grub to install on a device MBR by UUID instead of using /dev/sdX ? I'm setting a external eSATA hard disk with NixOS, and obviusly, the hard disk not would be always the ...
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Running a command as another use with different permissions

I use a heavily locked down Linux system with GRUB's built-in verified boot mechanism. Consequently, I have to sign the kernels, GRUB modules, and configuration files in /boot every time I want to ...
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Grub from ubuntu and grub from Mint

I installed Ubuntu 14 in a partition of my computer having Linux Mint 17 installed. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu and the grub dissapeared and I couldn't use anything, so I reinstalled Ubuntu and the grub ...
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Boot Acronis true image and Clonezilla ISO image alone side windows 7 , Ubuntu 14.04.1

I want to create boot menu it can be boot from my (installed OS) Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 I can add Windows 7 alone side Ubuntu in "Grub 2" with "Boot-Repair" but i can't boot Clonezilla and ...
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Grub2 not bootable

I replaced the internal HDD of my Lenovo Z570 by an SSD drive. Then I put the HDD in an external case and tried to boot it over usb; but the BIOS of my PC does not recognize it as bootable and just ...
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Booting from USB sends me to Grub rescue mode

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and I followed the instructions here perfectly and I used the BIOS to boot from my USB (F12, InsydeH20) and after a few seconds, it sended me to Grub rescue mode. Whenever I boot ...
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After installing minimal Centos 7 on computer, unable to boot on Windows 8.1 using grub2

I have installed Centos 7 minimal on computer, where was only already installed Windows 8.1. After that, I'm unable to boot Windows, whatever is the boot order in Bios, only grub2 with Centos start. ...
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How to recover kali linux grub rescue?

When I booted my computer in live USB mode and tried to mount the boot partition via terminal I encountered the following error mount: can't find /dev/sda14/mnt in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
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Switching a VirtualBox Ubuntu Server VM from UEFI to BIOS

I have a virtual machine running in VirtualBox of Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS x64. When I initially set it up, I configured the VM to use EFI instead of BIOS. But, it turns out VirtualBox's ...
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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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EasyBCD won't boot Debian after upgrade

I have a desktop that dual-boots Debian and Windows 7. When I turn it on, it uses the Windows bootloader, as configured by EasyBCD. If I select Debian, it then chainloads(?) GRUB, which lets me ...
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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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unable to boot ahter instalation : freeBSD

I have ubuntu installed in my system. I just installed freeBSD 10.0 in to my system. Where /dev/sda1 is where my ubuntu is installed , and /dev/sda2 is where I install freeBSD. Installation of ...
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Add windows partition to grub2 boot loader in centos 7

I had windows 7 installed on my laptop. Then I installed centos7. Installation completed successfully, but when I reboot I can see only centos and centos recovery. I did not see windows partition. ...
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How to install Windows in a fresh formatted hard drive?

I was having problem concerned with dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu because I had Ubuntu already installed in my system. Well, there was something wrong with my boot/efi partition's VBR or my hard ...
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Installing newer version of linux over an older version on a windows dual boot laptop?

I have an Asus laptop, with a recovery partition and windows 7 installed. I installed Linux Mint 13 on it, dual-booting it with Win 7. Now I want to remove Linux mint and on the same partition space ...
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How to install Grub2 to multi boot two Windows 7 for booting from two different HDDs?

I own a HP DV7 laptop that supports 2 HDDs. I have installed Windows 7 on each HDDs separately, each one with their own bootloaders, who do not communicate with each other. The problem is that when I ...
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Debian grub bootloader can't find windows 7

I have been using Windows 7 for quite a while on my machine in the following configuration. I have three hard drives, all different sizes, with Windows being installed on the largest. This is also the ...
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password md5 equivalent in grub2

In the old version of grub, we can prevent the user modifying the boot option in menu.lst with the following line: menu.lst password --md5 <password> In grub2, I tried to add the following ...
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Dual boot (Windows 8 + Linux Mint 17) UEFI system boot windows only

I have been working on a dual boot system with windows 8 preinstalled and linux mint 17 for a month or so. After applying an update in linux grub loader does not appear and system only boots windows. ...
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I need to install GRUB 2 for Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 32-bit on my PC and I want to install Kali Linux 1.0.8 64-bit or Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my PC (my PC can run a 64-bit OS). I need GRUB2 to install the OS to my bootloader but I ...
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Grub doesn't see external drive (Intel mac)

I have an Intel Mac (MacMini) and an external usb-drive. On the internal drive, I have a partition with an OSX install, and one with Ubuntu+Grub2. On the external drive, I have a copy of my complete ...