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

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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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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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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 to make grub2 chain-boot Win8 after upgrading Fedora18 to Fedora19?

The story I have Lenovo IdeaPad U310 with 24gb SSD, 500gb HDD and UEFI system. I flashed it with EFI from U410 for more info ...
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Fedora 18: Grub2-install, not installing to MBR

I have been having major headaches with Grub2. I deleted the MBR (its a long story) and I am now trying to restore it. I already restored all of my files, now all I need to do is reinstall grub from ...
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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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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 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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can I make Grub2 boot to dos like this?

I have a laptop with a working dual boot system to Windows NT4 on the first primary partition, (another primary partition,) and Lubuntu Linux on an extended partition using grub2 as the boot manager ...
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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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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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Linux does not see sdc on boot (but does during install)

OK, now I'm at a loss. I have been struggling with getting my Ubuntu server to boot. After a couple of days of fighting with it, I gave up and reinstalled thinking that'll sort it out. It didn't. ...
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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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Can GRUB2 be installed to USB and used to select between 2 HDDs with Windows 7?

I have recently acquired a second SSD, and decided I would utilize a multi-boot setup to increase my productivity. One drive is for "work" (only contains Windows 7 and software needed for work) and on ...
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Boot Loader Failed to install. How to proceed

I have windows 7 on one partition and was installing LinuxMint on another partition (I also have a 3rd data partition) and towards the end of the installation it said this message: executing ...
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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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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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Why `/proc` file system should be mounted when re-install GRUB from `chroot`?

Currently, the MBR on my machine is corrupted, so I decide to re-install GRUB from a liveCD and with chroot. From this tutorial, I can complete the re-installation. However, I'm not clear about the ...
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Will Grub2 be replaced with Windows bootloader if i do a fresh windows 8 install? (upgrade assistant)

Help! If i upgrade from Windows 7 to 8 using the upgrade assistant and choose to overwrite Windows 7 and delete all files, will the current MSR (Grub2) be replaced with the Windows MSR? i sure hope ...
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Changing Default Boot Target in OSX

I have a MacBook with both a Linux installation as well as OSX on it. I have GRUB2 configured to boot both successfully, but when I boot into OSX it seems to automatically alter the EFI boot ...
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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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Fedora 18 + Windows 8: Dual boot

I just bought a new notebook which came with Windows 8 (+UEFI) which I will use to play some games, however, I want to have Fedora (18) linux available for some stuff. I tried and failed to install ...
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How can I fix Windows boot problems from Linux?

Is there some way I can fix Windows boot-problems from Linux (Like I could use EasyBCD from Windows) When it is booting, it is booting to a corrupt Windows 7 version, though I do have a working ...
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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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Linux EFI Live CD/USB

I was trying to boot from CD on a new HP Pavilion dv6 a few days ago with much frustration due to the Linux distributions I tried not working with EFI. Additionally, the EFI Bios is Insyde H20, which ...
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instalation windows 8: I cant recover my Linux Partition

I had a problem last day when i was installing Windows 8 on my computer. In my harddisk, in this moment, I have 5 partitions: sda1: recovery data partition sda2: windows 8 (NTFS) sda3: use for ...