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

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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 /dev/...
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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 since:...
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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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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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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 /grub....
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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 can'...
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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 ...
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Dual-Boot Windows XP and Vista Without Windows Boot Manager?

I have been dual-booting FreeBSD (1st partition) and Windows XP (2nd partition) using Grub2 (configured in FreeBSD). I just installed Windows Vista on my hard drive's 3rd partition. To boot Vista I ...
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Searching for grub configuration file in CentOS 7

Im searching for grub.conf file in CentOS 7. I cant find it with locate(I called updatedb before). Where does it stores? In older versions of CentOS I could find it.
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Error 0xc000007b when trying to start \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi (Ubuntu) through Windows 8.1 Bootmanager on an UEFI System

Error 0xc000007b when trying to start \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi (Ubuntu) through Windows 8.1 Bootmanager on an UEFI System EFI Entries During Ubuntu Setup, Ubuntu automatically created an EFI start ...
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Virtual disc, missing bootloader. How to boot?

I had a netbook with HDD partitioned into 3. On one of the partitions (say /dev/sda2) i had an instance of Crunchbang Linux installed. I had backed it up using 'dd' command (dd if=/dev/sda2 of=<...>...
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How to fix ubuntu boot alongside windows 7

In the beginning I had only Ubuntu on my pc. After I installed Win 7 in another partition. Then Ubuntu boot doesn't starts anymore? I need dual boot: how can I fix it?
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Dual boot intermittant issue using Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7

I have a problem with the grub2 loader sometimes. More often, when I choose Windows 7 in the grub2 loader, it hangs on the purple screen. I have looked up and down the internet for an answer and ...
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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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Mix of GRUB and GRUB2 (Linux and Solaris)

ALL, I have a DELL laptop on which I installed Linux and Open Solaris (in that order). Linux used GRUB2 and it was OK. Solaris still uses GRUB1 and it looks like it did overwrite the GRUB2 ...
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Windows does not boot - black screen with blinking cursor

In /dev/sda1 I restored Windows image with clonezilla (previously working with this hardware). From this time, I can not boot to Windows, black screen with blinking cursor is appeared. Then I ...
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Accidentally deleted GRUB partition in GParted

I deleted the partition responsible for boot loading to the OS. And going forward when I start my PC up it only loops. Is there any link or procedure that can help me recover the partition or re-...
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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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How to make grub2 boot another drive MBR?

My laptop (DELL Vostro 3350) have two hard drives: 1- /dev/sda , ssd with Ubuntu14.04 , grub2 installed to this MBR. Installed on normaly hd bay 2- /dev/sdb , stock hd (with recovery partition etc ...
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grub2 boot error: “out of memory”

I just installed a sas/sata3 controller (IBM M1015) and now I am unable to boot the system (grub2 bootloader). The last boot messages I see are: Verifying DMI Pool Data ................. . out of ...
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How to enter Advanced Boot Options menu on Windows 7 without bootloader?

I need a way to enter the Advanced Boot Options menu of Windows 7. The computer is dualbooting with Linux, so GRUB2 has taken the place of Windows bootloader. So pressing F8 on boot won't do anything. ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 with GRUB, reboots everytime

I have two HD drives, one with Linux Mint Debian Edition, the other with Windows 8.1. I was able to boot both of them using GRUB, with no problems. Yesterday I tried to boot Windows after almost 3 ...
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Boot Kali iso from HDD in existing boot menu

Currently, we have FOG as our computer imaging solution. All PCs have PXE boot setup, and FOGs boot menu is showing. What I would like to do is to add the Kali iso as a start-up option, which would ...
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How to boot Linux with extlinux

EDIT: Just adding my two more cents after this question becomes a "popular" one. I had been a great fan of grub because it was able to boot everything that I used. However, when grub2 came, I really ...
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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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LMDE, Windows 7 Dualboot ond UEFI Laptop

I've bought an Asus laptop where was Windows 8 preinstalled. Then, I've dropped Windows 8 and installed Windows 7 on the whole HD instead. This drive has a 100 MB system-reserved boot partition. ...
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Can't 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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boot to windows from aptio BIOS

I have installed Ubuntu, but it has overridden my windows boot option, so now it boots to grub. (I can still select windows from there). I want my computer to boot to windows as I only incidentally ...
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Dual-booting Kali Linux and Windows 7, error with file: “\NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr”

I have tried to install Kali Linux 1.0.6 alongside my current OS - Windows 7 64 bit. I have a Dell computer, with SSD hard drive only (256 GB). At first I tried installing Kali a few times and made a ...
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Gentoo and Grub2: system hangs when using GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep

I've successfully installed Gentoo as a VirtualBox Guest VM following the handbook (http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml). Everything in order, but I want to change the default ...
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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 ...