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

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Windows 7 not showing on Grub 2 list

I have Linux Mint and Windows 7 installed on two separate drives. I have bounced between the two all day (initially trying to get mint to show in the windows boot list, and now working on getting ...
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Windows 10 ISO in Grub2 Multiboot

I'm attempting to create a multipurpose AIO USB stick for everyday use. So far I've been able to get Mint, Tails, And Hiren's boot cd all successfully working off of one device similar to the tutorial ...
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Does GRUB actually install an MBR?

I’m wondering if I need to use some other utility to actually write the MBR to disk, or if GRUB writes an actual MBR to disk? The wording in the GRUB2 documentation is not entirely clear on the point....
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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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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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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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How can I chainload a USB drive from GRUB2?

I'm using GNU GRUB version 1.99-12ubuntu5, booted over the network using PXE. I used grub-mknetdir to generate the GRUB image and directory tree, which I'm serving on a TFTP server using Tftpd32 in ...
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Recover partitions with both Windows 7 and Linux installed using TestDisk

I need to recover my partitions using TestDisk. I used deep search and the result is as follows: Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63 Partition Start End ...
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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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Is it possible to copy files with grub2 scripting?

I am trying to work out a few details for a dual boot, public use (i.e. public library context) that runs Windows 7 and Linux. I am using Windows 7 and Linux Mint. Windows 7 runs on a VHD file (...
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Unable to boot after kernel upgrade

My PC triple boot Windows 10, Ubuntu 15.10 and Kali 2016.1. It boots from Ubuntu Grub. Everything worked fine until yesterday. Yesterday Kali released version 4.4 of the kernel and I installed it. ...
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grub always hides menu and boots to Ubuntu 14.04; must press ESC

No matter what I change in /etc/default/grub or /boot/grub/menu.list, grub always hides the menu, shows a 10 second countdown timer, and then boots to default (Ubuntu 14.04). To access MacOs, I must ...
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Install Linux Kernel without APT

I recently tried to install Debian, however apparently the small USB installation over network has a bug where it can't complete installation of the Kernel. Thus I see the grub shell when I boot. I ...
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Execute setpci at boot

I'm using grub to execute two setpci commands when starting Arch on my MBA. These commands solve "startx black screen" issue for me: setpci -s "00:17.0" 3e.b=8 setpci -s "02:00.0" 04.b=7 Now I want ...
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Computer won't boot into any OS

The title may seem vague, but I've tried so many things that I'm not even sure what to label the issue as. I got a new PC so stored my old PC parts away. I then got a new case so thought I'd put ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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GRUB2 insert additional modules

GRUB2 doesn't have the menu.lst file. How do I configure a boot script. During boot, I hit E on the kernel image that I want to modify and make my modifications. But I would prefer to make the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 C:\slax\changes\...
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Grub 2, switch os when restarting

I dual-boot with Windows and Ubuntu. Usually, when I restart my computer, it is to switch os. Is there a way to tell it to Grub so that it preselects the right os in its menu when I restart my ...
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Arch linux - strange behaviour after installing fglrx

I have a problem with drivers on arch linux. I installed catalyst through unnoficial catalyst repo as wiki says. pacman -S catalyst catalyst-utils aticonfig --initial After this operation i ...
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How to remove redundant grub from a GPT hard drive?

I once installed Debian onto my hard drive with GPT so there is a grub on it. Recently I erased Debian and install Windows Server 2012. But the grub is still there (which can launch nothing and I am ...
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Windows recovery partition with GRUB2

So I recently got a new Toshiba laptop and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. Since it is a "Windows 7 Enabled" machine or some other proprietary nonsense like that, a few hardware features are designed ...
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grub2 multiboot philosophy

Since using grub 2 I am puzzled by the way the boot menu is created. I usually have some extra installations on different disks or partitions. When doing a os-prober and grub-update my menu will ...
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GRUB2 rescue boot into windows

I had got 2 partitions on my harddrive: 1. win7; 2. Ubuntu 11.10; As it can be predicted the GRUB loader was in the second partition and this partition was formated from ext4 to ntfs. Now I get this ...
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(UEFI) Not booting from USB and bootloader overwritten

Okay, I'm really out on a limb here... I was creating a UEFI bootable USB thumb drive for reinstalling Debian Jessie. I was really careful during the process not to touch my main drive at all. ...
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Ubuntu unable to boot from clean install

Here's some background in case it will help: I've recently been having trouble booting my computer, as you might have guessed. For some background, it started when I tried to re-install some NVIDIA ...
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Deleting one of the OSs in a multiboot arrangement

I am multibooting Windows 7, Linux Mint and Suse Leap on one computer, having installed these OSs in that order and each into separate partitions. Since Suse was the last OS to be installed, the ...
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Windows 10 UEFI doesn't boot after Linux Mint 18 installation

I just installed Linux Mint 18 on a laptop that previously had Windows 10 booting in UEFI mode. The laptop is a Lenovo g40-80. Before, with Mint 17.3, I couldn't install Mint (it would install but ...
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How to merge GRUB with Windows loader

My system has Windows 7 pre-installed, I later created a new partition and install Ubuntu 14.04, recently I just install Windows 10 in another partition. Everything when fine except that GRUB ...
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Cinnamon 17.3 Grub Failure on Re-Installation

How can I force Mint 17.3 Cinnamon to ignore a grub error to complete the installation? Or how can I fix the grub lock? I am attempting to reinstall Mint Cinnamon 17.3 on a Microsoft Surface 2 Pro ...
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Can grub2 access files on fat32 USB?

This post relates to using grub2 in an MBR boot scheme not GPT or EFI. What must I do to allow a file's contents to be read from a USB fat32 file using grub2? I press "c" to get to the grub console ...
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How to GPT+UEFI boot on VirtualBox Linux guest

I managed installing my guest Linux in the VM. But I found the entry added by "efibootmgr" will not persist over reboot. Currently, this is what I am seeing: BootCurrent: 0002 BootOrder: 0000,0001,...
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Windows 10 causes GRUB “TPM error 2”

I had a dualboot on my laptop: Windows 8 + Fedora 23. Recently I've re-installed Windows and immediately upgrade it to version 10. Then GRUB 2 bootloader was restored using Fedora Live USB stick: # ...
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Cutting strings in GRUB2 shell

Is it possible to cut strings in GRUB2's shell like I can in bash? Let's say I have a variable str that is set to This is a test.. How can I extract a substring from it? Things like ${str:2} don't ...
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What do I need to boot Windows 10 from a usb drive on grub2?

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my Dell XPS 13. I installed the ubuntu 16 I have running now from a bootable usb, but I have not succeeded with windows 10. I got the .iso from microsoft: https:/...
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Grub will not boot to windows

I recently installed Ubuntu with the grub boot loader that comes with it. After the install Grub fails to find the Windows. My setup: HD1 & HD2 -> Samsung SSDs in Raid0 via Motherboard ...
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Virtualbox: booting OS X guest on Ubuntu host on a Macbook Pro

I want to boot Linux natively, and boot the Mac's own native OS X virtually inside Linux. I've followed the same procedure as I've used in the past to boot Windows partitions in a Linux host, but it ...
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After shutting down windows, grub boots to command line interface

I have a dual-boot setup on my Asus Laptop. I have an SSD which holds my Windows 10 and an HDD which holds my Linux Ubuntu and a partition for data for windows. My laptop also uses UEFI. When i boot ...