GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) is a multiboot bootloader from the GNU project. This tag is for questions relating to the legacy version of GRUB. Use the GRUB2 tag for questions dealing with GRUB2, a rewritten version.

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recovering from grub rescue screen prompt

I have got a Grub rescue screen on a CNC machining centre and I cant get the machine to boot up. I have looked up other questions relating to grub rescue can I restore grub without a live cd. When I ...
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How to install MBR on to harddrive

Little bit of background... And i may be incorrect. Someone before me, installed the MBR on one hard drive & the Windows 2008 OS on another ard drive. So when the hard drive with the MBR went ...
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Dual boot with Linux, after deletion, grub rescue

I'm not sure if this is this right place; If it isn't; please redirect me to the correct forum. I dual booted my computer which originally had Windows 7 installed on it, with Backtrack 5 R3. I went ...
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Error while running Easy2Boot - get_diskinfo ERR=0

I have created an Easy2Boot flash disk. I have a single W7.iso in the correct location: _ISO\Windows\Win7 On the last screen, I get to select an Unattend.XML file Either the Easy2Boot default, or ...
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Boot manager does not present me with OS choice

I have installed Linux Mint 15 alongside Windows 8.When installing Mint the option I chose said install Mint alongside Windows 7 which I chose. Once the system rebooted after the install,I was ...
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Grub Would Not Load without Live Usb

I have installed kali linux from a live usb. I use dual boot option along with windows 7. After installation when grub is loading, it requires my usb along with it for successful loading. Else a ...
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Fedora 19 no longer bootable

I had fedora dual-booted with windows on my laptop for a while but with windows refresh grub was gone and my system directly booted windows. I booted fedora with my systems boot options and with this ...
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Can't boot either ubuntu or windows 8

I have dual boot installation of windows 8 and ubuntu. "Sometimes" when I start my laptop, it gets stuck on very first screen (displaying Samsung, Intel, F2 to setup etc). But after a couple of ...
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Grub loading, and restarts

After installing Crunchbang (3 times now), I start my computer, see "Grub Loading.." And my computer restarts. Tried to load a usb with Grub repair tool, did the so called repair and changed ...
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How do you remove the grb (grub 1) mbr from inside Suse Linux 12

How do you remove the grb (grub 1) mbr from inside Suse Linux 12? I have tried this as stated numerous places on the internet (sda is my one and only drive), however it just says 0 byte written and ...
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Computer not finding hard drives on boot -sometimes-

Computer specs: Mobo: Gigabyte ultradurable 3 - GA-970A-UD3 Processor: First gen I7 3.2GHZ Ram: 8GB Kingston DDR3 1066 Video Card: EVGA NVidia GTX 460 1GB Hard Drive: 500MB 7200rpm x2 (can't remember ...
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Grub dual boot: Mint update removed grubentry for windows

I have a problem where Mint updated my system,and also changed my grub2 entries. It needed to do this.. but in changing grub entries it REMOVED my Windows on /dev/sda1 entry. I can still see the ...
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how to boot into windows from grub rescue?

everyone. I used to have linux mint 15 , ubuntu, and windows 7 dualbooted on my samsung E300. I did so using the following video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HpUgIkl4oFA Afterwards, after ...
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Removed Syslinux by Accident Cannot Properly Setup Dual Boot Win8 + Archlinux

by accident I removed initial sector and could not boot neither system. Now I`ve setup a grub where I can at least boot windows. I still have the config files from syslinux in: /dev/sdb5 Grub and ...
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Find out available options in /etc/default/grub

I see that in various Linux distributions different options/variables are used in /etc/default/grub. This might be because of different versions of grub2 used (I might be wrong?) On the net I can find ...
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How do I remove Grub and restore the XP bootloader without access to XP setup/recovery media?

I have a Lenovo T430, with Windows XP (32-bit). I tried to remove Ubuntu from my HDD by deleting the partitions in Disk Management. Now, when I restart my computer, I get the following message: grub ...
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GRUB menu customization (change menu appearance)

In my GRUB (GRUB 0.97) menu the selector became invisible (changed of inversion color). I would like get my selector bar back and by the way customize a bit grub menu to be more fancy with colors. ...
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Reflashing Genesi Efika mx cloud computer

I was given a genesi efika MX cloud computer which already has ubuntu on it. But I haven't the admin password or the password for any user. I cant reset the admin pass because it doesn't seem to have ...
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iMac replace GRUB2 with rEFIt

I have a dual-boot of Mac OS X Lion and Ubuntu 12.10. When I installed Ubuntu, it came with GRUB2 as a boot manager, but I can't really use it since I have a bluetooth keyboard that is not supported ...
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How to pass parameters to a Linux kernel with grub?

I have posted the question "Kubuntu 12.10 laptop battery dropping fast" and there i have received the answer as accept As advised on another Stack Exchange forum, the procedure to accomplish an ...
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Windows option is missing in Dual boot Grub loader

I installed Windows 7 and then Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. After installing, when I restart, GRUB didn't load. Instead, it straight away went to Windows booting as if there's Only windows available on ...
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Install linux/bsd on compact flash using USB connector

How do I install linux/bsd on compact flash with usb compact flash adapter. The compact flash will boot on single board x86 computer as an IDE drive, but I'm doing the install on a regular computer ...
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Windows 7 not booting after GRUB installation

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 with GRUB. GRUB managed to pick the Windows 7 installation up fine however if I select the Windows 7 option at boot, it will go to a DOS screen with 2 characters, e ...
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Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.10 Dual Boot: Windows 8 as default OS

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) on my laptop with Windows 8 already installed. The installation went successfully and I get to use ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Since I am new quite ...
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Boot a Linux Kernel on USB drive

I am trying to boot Linux kernel version 3.2.0 from USB drive. I formatted the USB drive with ext4 partition. I installed GRUB on it, and I copied two files, vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-generic and ...
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Purging and reinstalling Grub on Ubuntu 12.10

I'm having a grub issue here. I have Windows 7 on sda. On sdb I have 3 partitions which I used on my old pc where: one partition for Ubuntu 11.10 another for Windows XP the third partition I keep ...
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partition order messed up grub

testdisk put my partition table into sector order. Next I ran update-grub to rewrite the bootloader. Now every boot lands me at error: no such partition. grub rescue> The only thing that gets ...
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Windows 8 not showing up in GRUB menu

My computer is pretty new and has a UEFI setup. I have secure boot off, fast boot off, and am booting in Legacy mode. I got Fedora 17 to install and now it is set up and working correctly, however I ...
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GRUB: Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memory

Yesterday, I had an issue with my laptop: it didn't boot any longer. On startup, grub was started, but not with the normal menu, but just with a command line. When I tried to enter commands (which ...
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Windows vista FreeBSD9.0 dual boot installation issue

I have a workstation that runs with a dual boot configuration(Ubuntu 9.04 and Win vista(home premium)). Yesterday I tried installing FreeBSD 9.0 over the Ubuntu partition. During the installation you ...
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Linux: install GRUB on an external drive destined for another machine

I have a hard disk that's failing, so before it dies completely and I have to resort to backups I want to copy everything (OS and all) onto a new disk, and put that back in the machine the failing ...
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windows 8 release preview and GRUB

On my pc I have Windows 7 on the primary partition, Linux Mint 12 on a logic partition and windows 8 release preview in an extended partition. When I installed w8 it has overwritten GRUB and ...
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GRUB Boot Recover Windows Part

I have a computer which I installed Linux first and then Windows. To be able to recover my GRUB I mount Linux anyway. Lastly, I typed sudo update -grub. After that, I am not able to boot the computer ...
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“file not found” error when reinstalling GRUB

I'm trying to reinstall GRUP after installing Windows. sudo grub grub>find /boot/grub/stage1 After this, I'm getting the error "file not found". Can anyone help me?
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Update grub for whole disks added to software raid

I have a raid-1 running under rhel6 (/dev/md0) that is mapped to /. It contains two unpartitioned disks (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb). I'd like to be able to boot from either disk. But grub won't let me ...
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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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How to fix Grub Rescue error after deleting Jolicloud partition?

I have Jolicloud OS and Windows 7 dual boot and I deleted the Jolicloud partition. Next time I turned the computer on it said: error unknown filesystem grub rescue So I reinstalled Jolicloud and ...
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How to boot XBMC 10.1 ISO on USB via grub?

I am trying to boot the XBMC Live image as an ISO from USB via grub 1.98. I have a Kubuntu 11.04 image there as well already and it works using the following configuration: menuentry "Kubuntu 11.04 ...
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md5sum using grub command line

I'm new to grub and having issues doing some simple usage tests. from the grub command line I run insmod hashsum I have several partitions mounted, we'll be using msdos2 for this example ... ...
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Cannot Restore GRUB (Ubuntu 11.04 + Win 7)

I'm trying to fix GRUB on my PC, but I'm running into serious issues doing so. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm completely crippled right now. Here is the sequence of events for this PC: ...
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Ubuntu grub menu - detect partitions

I installed Ubuntu to spare raw partitions using VirtualBox, and have managed to get it to boot up and get it fully working in VirtualBox. Now I want to be able to boot it natively too. My ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu 10.10 / Windows 7 on Dell Latitude with second hard drive in modular bay

I want to setup my Dell Latitude laptop with an Ubuntu 10.10 in addition to the already existing Windows 7 installation. Windows is installed on the internal hard drive, which has a Bitlocker ...
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Grub freezes on the selection menu, after video card swap

A while back I removed my nvidia video card and at restart grub freezed immediately in the selection menu. Even after placing the video card back, it continued to freeze. Which is strange since no ...
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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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Grub doesn't find any partition, what can I do?

So I just recently installed Ubuntu Linux 10.04 on my desktop machine alongside Windows 7, it booted just fine the first few times but after I went into my Windows 7 recovery software provided by ...
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Can't get 1440x900 resolution with GRUB2 although vbeinfo says it's available

I'm trying to use GRUB2 in graphical mode with 1440x900 resolution, but the result is always garbled nonsense: the highest resolution I can get is 1280x800. Word is from googling that long as vbeinfo ...
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Is it possible to set GRUB to refuse to boot at night?

I often overwork myself, in the sense that nothing can make me stop coding or reading papers and other resources on the internet. I stay up all night doing that, and the day after, I simply feel ...
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DVD-burner disappears when using grub

This is a rather annoying problem I have with Linux on my laptop. Whenever I install any Linux distro that relies on grub (which is about 99 % apparently) it will mess up my DVD-drive and the drive ...
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Change GRUB default start option (SO)

Is it possible to change the default start option from the GRUB command line? I have 2 options Fedora and Other. Currently the Fedora is the default. Is it possible to change it to Other from the ...
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Having problems installing GRUB on a dual-boot RAID config

I've created two RAID 0 partitions on my drives: a 500 GB and a 60 GB. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on the smaller partition (I've already put Windows 7 on the larger one), and every time I get right ...