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

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Move Grub to a different drive

I recently added a new ssd to my machine which I intended to have as my main drive. I installed crunchbang and everything went fine, except I unthinkingly accepted updating/overwriting the MBR on my ...
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Updating grub2 in a Debian VM

I am running a series of debian server VMs under Xen. I am using pygrub, so the kernels and initrds are within the VM itself. I would like to continue using the automatic grub.cfg generation ...
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Installed Windows 7, then Ubuntu 11.10, and now I can't boot to Windows using grub2

I know a lot of people are having problems similar to this one, but I don't think this is a duplicate. My situation is a bit different and none of the solutions that are working for other people have ...
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Boot GRUB2 to GRUB or GRUB2 on another disk

I've got a couple of distributions installed, Gentoo with GRUB2, and openSUSE with some other version of GRUB. OpenSUSE manages it's kernel entries, and I don't want to have to update my main Gentoo ...
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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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Backing up MBR on laptop disks with recovery partiitions?

Most of the Linux distributions I use allow me to override where GRUB is installed, but I now need to install Ubuntu on some Dell Latitude laptops, and on the test install I did on my old Vaio ...
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Does Grub2 support Memtest86+ iso files?

Does Grub2 support Memtest86+ iso files? If it's supported: How could I write a grub entry in grub.cfg in order to boot the Memtest86+ iso file?
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GRUB2 boot failure: “Error: Out of disk”

Create two or more partitions in one USB disk. Install any Linux system in second or later partition. Install GRUB2 in the disk. Boot directory is the /boot on the partition where Linux system is ...
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Custom file in Grub 2

I have a image file which needs to boot along with my Ubuntu. When I open /etc/grub.d/10_linux for example, I see a lot of code written there. What is the typical format for writing a custom file ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 (64-bit) won't boot. Forgot to install GRUB 2. Manual GRUB install fails

I cannot get Ubuntu to boot. I downloaded the Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit mini.iso and installed it in Virtualbox (v.4.1.2 running on OS X 10.5.8). When I installed Ubuntu, I selected "Command-line expert ...
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How to safely use grub rescue> in Fedora 16? System does not boot anymore

When i boot my PC, i get this in my Fedora 16 distro. I have tried as following but none allowing me to boot anymore. Any help please? I am blocked completely. Grub loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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How do I set up grub2 with Xen?

I am booting a new Xen kernel and it all goes fine up until some point during the boot process when the machine reboots without warning. Unfortunately, I don't see errors flash up just before that ...
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Recovering Windows Vista Partition after Ubuntu Natty N. install

I recently installed Ubuntu on my DELL's D Drive (Secondary Partition) and I lost the windows vista boot which was on my C Drive. Now when I boot my system directly loads Ubuntu, which seemed to me ...
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Why doesn't GRUB see my SSD partition?

I have a HP nc4400 laptop with an SSD drive in it. Sometimes when I reboot I get a There is no such partition. grub rescue > prompt. If I power cycle the laptop all is good and GRUB is able to ...
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What does Ubuntu Linux do with GRUB during a new installation?

I've been messing around with a cheap PC lately and now I have some questions about GRUB; what exactly does Ubuntu do with GRUB during a new install? Several times I've modified my partitions (moved ...
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Create custom terminal boot mode under ubuntu

I wonder if it would be possible to create a custom boot menu entry in grub under Ubuntu (11.04), that boots the system into terminal instead of the login screen. The effect should be something like ...
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Fedora 15 - Kernel Panic not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root on unknown-block (0,0)

Fast to the point.. I have installed on my dystem a copy of Fedora 15 and Ubuntu 11.04. I first installed ubuntu on /dev/sda5 and grub2 was instaled at the begining of /dev/sda. Next i installed ...
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What would be a healthy process for repartitioning my hard drive to add another Linux installation?

So, my computer currently has 1) Dell's RECOVERY partition; 2) A Windows installation; 3) A logical partition with 3a) My Ubuntu partition, and 3b) 8 GB of swap. I would like to take some space away ...
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Grub installation problems

I was trying to reinstall Grub over my new Windows installation referring to this guide. Unfortunately on the step where they said to enter this command: sudo grub-install ...
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Problem with Grub on Ubuntu 11.04

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 along with Windows XP. Grub is installed properly. When the grub menu loads I get a moving message window saying my monitor is not in the optimum resolution of 1280x1024 ...
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Fixing bad Windows partition and startup with Linux

Here is what happened: Don't have enough space on my Windows partition Delete the stock "recovery" partition to make space Enlarge the Win partition Software messes up the Windows boot Go under ...
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Change the order of all boot entries in GRUB2, not just the first

It's quite easy to change the default boot entry through etc/default/grub. However, this only allows for the first entry to be changed. I want to be able to move all the entries in any order I like. ...
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Problems with Grub 2 booting priority

Right now I have this setup: /dev/sda1 is NTFS where I store my cross-platform accessible pictures/videos/etc. /dev/sda2 is my Windows 7 boot partition /dev/sdb1 is ext4 partition with Ubuntu 11.04 ...
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Grub Autostart with timeout

On Ubuntu 10.4 LTS I want Grub to start the default OS after 5 Seconds. I'd like to see the output of the startup scripts. Currently grub wait forever until I hit return and the output of the startup ...
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Installing existing Ubuntu 11.04 (guest) in VirtualBox on Windows 7 (host)

I have successfully installed existing Ubuntu 10.10 on Windows 7 host as explained in this blog post. Everything worked. I did a clean install of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Then I tried to follow the same ...
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How to boot Debian Testing when grub_env_export symbol not found?

After a recent run of apt-get dist-upgrade and subsequent reboot, I get just: GRUB loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: symbol not found: 'grub_env_export'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> ...
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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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LiveCD Grub Parameters (isolinux)

I have to use pci=nocrs with my hardware to get my USB ports to work. But because I have to use an external USB DVD drive, I have difficulty booting without passing that parameter. I am able to edit ...
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How can I identify which grub setting is used when booting my computer?

I have a computer with several Linux variants installed, each of them using a GRUB or GRUB2 setting. How can I identify which GRUB setting is used when booting my computer?
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Stuck in Grub recovery after Linux Mint install

Every time I try to install Linux Mint XFCE my laptop freezes on removing the live packages, which happens just before the installation of GRUB2. However: I've managed to manually install GRUB2. ...
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How to disable GRUB boot menu and boot in default OS

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my system. I want to configure GRUB so that it automatically boots into the default OS without displaying the boot menu; it should only appear if I ...
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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 disable the Grub2 menu from displaying

As part of my attempts to protect my computer from physical hacking by my client, see enter link description here, I am struggling with Grub2, specifically with how to prevent it from showing the boot ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04, I've lost my Windows Vista boot option; GParted showing NO partitions

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, on which I had previously had a dual-boot Ubuntu 9.10 / Windows Vista set-up (plus some other nonsense that came factor-installed). There are some similar questions to ...
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Boot parameters

Is there a way to find out with what parameters did the kernel boot? For example if I specify noexec=off at the grub command line? Can I see this sort of info after the system has finished booting?
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Booting ubuntu from grub after reinstall [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't boot to Ubuntu after installing Windows 7 Hello all, I recently added another partition to my hardrive where ubuntu was installed to and afterwards when I ...
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How can Win XP be added to grub when Windows 7 is installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will Windows 7 pick up XP when grub is installed I installed first Win XP (on the first partition), then Win 7 (second) and finally Ubuntu (third partition). To boot XP ...
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What to consider when evaluating Windows MultiPoint Server 2011?

I want to test MultiPoint Server 2011. Currently, I have a parallel Win 7 / Ubuntu 10.04 installation with grub 2 as boot manager. Can these two be used parallely to MultiPoint again using grub ...
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How to add Windows 7 entry to GRUB2

Just completed a new computer build. I installed Win7 on a 2-disk RAID0 fakeraid. I then unplugged those drives and installed linux mint on a separate drive. I did it this way because if I left the ...
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How do I recover my Grub 2 installation? The BIOS broke it

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 on my hard disk and I had one boot loader for both of them, which is Grub2. I had some problems with my bios and hard disk that Led to my issue with Grub. I ...
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Grub os-probe showing deleted Windows installation

I recently purchased a Dell Vostro notebook with Ubuntu Netbook edition 10.04 pre-installed. I tried adding a partition and installed Windows XP but it didn't work out due to too many partitions in ...
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How to hide recovery partition from Grub2

I've installed a Linux distribution on a friend's PC. He does not know how to use Linux or even Windows very well, and I'd like for it to be as easy as possible. When I installed GRUB, it detected his ...
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How do I update grub2 on USB drive?

I have a usb drive with grub2 installed to the MBR. I'd like to add some custom entries to the boot menu but I can't figure out how to run sudo update-grub and have it affect the USB drive and not the ...
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How to add a Windows 7 partition to grub2's list of available OS?

I'm not sure how it happened, but I lost the "windows 7" entry from my Grub2 screen after updating ubuntu. How can I add it ? I knew how to do it in grub legacy, not in grub 2
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Missing MB on a GPT partioned SSD

I recently installed Arch Linux on an Intel 40GB SSD. I used GPT for partioning (via GNU parted) and created the following partions: /dev/sda1 : 1 MB, no FS, flag=bios_grub /dev/sda2 : 30MB, /boot, ...
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Making fdisk see software RAID 0

I am following http://grub.enbug.org/Grub2LiveCdInstallGuide and I am using software RAID 0. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 LiveCD and is trying to restore grub2 after installing Windows 7 in another ...
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How to boot GRUB2 into the simplest Linux shell?

I've got a PC with certainly a hardware problem, the installed Ubuntu doesn't boot, neither does Live CDs. (Although Ubuntu is correctly installed). (the 'normal' boot freezes after some filesystem ...
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dual boot with grub xubuntu / windowsxp, how to change the order from within XP?

I have WindowsXP installed on one partition and i have installed Xubuntu on a second partition. It also installed grub so i can choose with OS to start. The problem is that i am connected to the ...
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Failing to load rootfs: Ubuntu 10 + grub2 + rootfs ext4 w/ RAID1

I am having problems booting a new Ubuntu 10 (server) install. My primary HD (/dev/sda) is laid out as follows: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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Grub2 MBR vs. Windows MBR

I have an HP system that came with Vista installed and also a hidden restore partition. I subsequently upgraded to Win7(32 bit) Ultimate, and from there to Win7 Pro. Now the hard drive is failing. ...