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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Shutdown on BURG

I'm using BURG in my computer with 2 partitions: a Windows 7 and a Linux Mint 17 as well as the Sora theme. Everything works perfectly, except the shutdown button. When using the halt command, it ...
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grub2 loads vfat filesystem error

after half a day of trouble shooting I still can't start Arch properly. I use a dual-boot system and Grub usually start Arch properly but often it happens that it tries to load from an unknow vfat ...
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Grub can't find Windows 7

Using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS after upgrading from 12.04. I have 3 hard drives: sda has Windows, sdb has Ubuntu, sdc is a non-bootable backup drive. Before I upgraded to 14.04, I had an option to boot ...
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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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Restoring Windows boot entry on GRUB

I made a lot of mistakes lately with my systems, and now I have an issue. After installing fedora 20, I tried to resize my windows 7 partition, and generated an error with the actual size of the ...
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Windows 8 entry is missing in ubuntu grub

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my computer that already has W**indows 8 pre installed**. Now when I restarted , I cannot see Windows entry in the grub created by Ubuntu. Now i cannot enter into ...
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Is it safe to backup my HDD?

Currently I see 2 parameters reaching design limits, namely Reallocated Sector Count as well as Spin Retry Count from the SMART data. The computer boots once out of 10 attempts and I have seen BSODs ...
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GRUB: no such device

I had to reinstall Mint recently and after reinstalling, I get an error in GRUB: error: no such device: *hex-hex-hex* Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have tried a bunch of things, such as ...
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Boot-Repair utility asking me to open terminal and fire commands?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1. Installation is complete. Ubuntu has been installed. Problem is, there is no GRUB. So of course I downloaded the famous boot-repair utility and ...
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With Centos 7 as a Virtualbox guest on a Mac Host, how can I change the screen resolution of the console / command line?

I am using the minimum install of CentOS 7 with command line access only (no graphic support installed). After spending hours reading online about editing grub files, installing guest additions, and ...
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It seems OS calculates partitions' sizes/boundaries differently while hdd connected via sata or usb adapter

I have kali linux installed on my laptop. Just've bought new drive (WD 500GB one) for it recently and used combined knowledge from these two guides: http://bremford.org/tips/MigrateDiskInUbuntu.html ...
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Dual operating system, cannot boot Windows 8, tried Boot-Repair-Disk and Windows repair, GRUB, EFI

I used to have one hard drive(1TB) with Windows 8(64bit) installed, then i added a new hard drive(256GB) and tried to install Ubuntu in it. After installing Ubuntu to the new hard drive, I can only ...
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PC connects to Samba Server automatically

This is a situation where the PC connects to Samba Server (SMB) automatically. I first realized this was happening on a Windows 8.1 laptop, which is a refurbished HP Pavilion g7 from HP. When booting ...
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GRUB 1.99 CentOS 7

I just added CentOS 7 to an existing Ubuntu system (using GRUB 1.99). When I do a grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg, it detects the CentOS, and adds two entries (one looks like normal, one like ...
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Enabling Virtualization in a dual boot

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 installed and a grub loader appears at startup for OS selection. I have installed vmware in my Windows partition, and it requires Intel ...
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How to make Android x86 bootable again?

I have an old ASUS eee PC 1000 with Lubuntu installed on the larger 30 GB disk (sdb) and Android x86 (stable release 1) on the smaller one (sda). Android x86 was installed first as has been ...
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Grub command not allowing to boot

Installed redhat linux server and windows 7 as dual boot. While adjusting storage space on my laptop on windows, I deleted redhat Linux partition. Now I rebooted my laptop. It's always showing GRUB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs at “[2.688088] Switched to clocksource tsc” (Intel Pentium 4)

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a Pentium 4 machine but booting the System hangs at: [2.688088] Switched to clocksource tsc I've tried all the Grub kernel bootoptions listed in this post: Linux ...
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Booting Linux from USB on a Mac

I'm only posting this question because it seems I've been trying to get this to work for the last 2 weeks and feel like im exhausting my options. I'm trying to build a persistent Linux system ...
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remove a boot option from Windows 7 menu (with grub)

I've an old eeepc that was shipped with Windows 7 starter installed, about a year ago (or more) I've installed a Debian/Linux using the Debian installer for Windows, everything went fine or so I ...
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Hide all kernel boot messages/logging when disabling splash screen Lubuntu 14.04.1

In Lubuntu 13.10 I was able to redirect the kernel messages/logging to another tty by adding the following to the Grub file in order to hide all kernel boot messages when disabling the splash screen ...
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Grub menu dosent appear. Boots directly to windows 8.1

I have been struggeling with a problem for a couple of hours. It feels like I have tried everything but nothing works. I installed linux mint 17 alongside with windows 8.1. I turned off fast boot and ...
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Windows entry in grub menu

I've installed encrypted windows/linux dual-boot. After installing aplication "startupmanager" from debian repo, the grub menu was modificated and windows entry dissappeared. As the windows is ...
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Running Windows installer from hard disk on Linux

I am trying to install Windows Server 2012 on a Hetzner dedicated server with Linux. Hetzner provides free KVM access whenever I need it, but unfortunately, their KVM's have a broken ISO mounting ...
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Windows 8.1 bootloader recovery

I have installed Linux Mint on notebook with Windows 8.1. I didn't install grub on /dev/sda and installed it on /dev/sda5. After booting to Windows I tried to add Linux in Windows bootmenu using ...
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Unable to do fresh Linux install from CD

I am using Windows 8 OS on my laptop and I had installed CentOS linux earlier. The BIOS is set for UEFI mode, thats why I had to switch it to legacy mode to support boot from CD. Anyways, I managed ...
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EasyBCD: can't boot into Windows after ticking neogrub boot loader in EasyBCD

I ticked neogrub bootloader in EasyBCD, thus the opiton "Windows 7" is disabled, as shown in the pic below. Then I reboot the system and now I can't enter windows 7, what can I do? thanks! ...
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how to modify Grub or mgr so that I can boot into windows 7 instead of Neogrub

I have installed windows7 in C drive. Now I use easyBCD to install ubuntu. I followed the steps according to an article which teaches how to install ubuntu-windows dual system(not in English, so I ...
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Grub Bypassed (Dual Boot, Dual Disk System)

My system has 2 disks. (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb) I am dual-booting Linux Mint 13 and Windows 7. Windows 7 is on /dev/sda1 Linux Mint's / is on /dev/sda6 Linux Mint's /boot is on /dev/sda5 I just ...
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Is it possible to delete files under Grub?

I want to install ubuntu using easyBCD and ubuntu ISO file after some configuration. I put the ISO image and initrd.lz and vmlinuz in C drive(where the windows7 is installed). Then I set the default ...
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Fedora 20 64 bit

Some thing hs happened to my fedora 20 64 bit installaion. I can boot grub and it goes though the start up and then displays the following mesage; Booting Fedora (3.15.8-200.fc20.x86_64) 20 ...
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Windows 7 hangs at “Starting Windows” screen when dual-booting with Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot configuration. I have my original Windows 7 installation on my C: drive and the new Ubuntu 14.04 installation in a partition on my d: drive. GRUB shows ...
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Windows 7 not booting. grub bash shell appears

My Windows 7 x64 desktop PC stopped booting after I restarted it. This message appears: drive 0x80(LBA): C/H/S=1023/255/63, Sector Count/Size=16434495/512 Partition num: 0, active, Filesystem ...
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Samsung R620 stuck on Samsung Logo

I have both Linux and Windows Vista installed on my notebook. Today when I turned it on I accidentally chose "Samsung Recovery" instead of "Windows Vista" in GRUB. After Samsung Recovery has loaded, I ...
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Problems restoring grub

I have used fsarchiver to move the content of my old hard drive on a new bigger SSD. Basically, one partition with Ubuntu 12.04. Everything went fine. But now I can not boot. I used GPT and I also ...
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how to skip grub dual boot option menu entirely (without picking an OS to boot)

I'd like to skip the entire Grub 2 interface, where I have to decide booting Linux or Windows im running linux ubuntu lastest version (14.04.1 LTS) and windows 8.1 both 64 bit versions. I've ...
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How to change boot order (on windows loader) from Ubuntu

actually i'm using without any problem, a dualboot with windows loader (BCD), so i'm able to choose Ubuntu and then i set to GRUB.cfg timeout "0" to boot ubuntu faster. Usually, expecially while ...
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Installing Debian 7.6.0 on Lenovo Y50

I was trying to install Debian on my new laptop: a Lenovo Y50 64bit running Windows 8. I got together with a friend and installed Debian in his computer first and had no problems. However I've tried ...
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VirtualBox: Grub sees hard drive, Linux does not

I installed Linux on my second hard drive. I can boot to it just fine. But when I try to boot it from a Windows 7 host using a raw host hard disk, grub sees it and can load vmlinuz and initramfs. ...
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No boot menu for Ubuntu 14.04 after dual boot installation

I assume, this is not a duplicate post. Please read my findings below before assuming so. I have gone through several questions over the Internet regarding people complaining that they are not ...
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Disk partition errors after size change

I increased the disk size of one of my VM when it was running. After a reboot, I get the following error message (at boot time): Mounting local filesystems...failed Now the VM is only accessible ...
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Best way to setup Fstab to avoid system boot issues

I have Linux system in which we force /dev/devname for running the system. proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/sda1 / ext3 ...
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EC2 AMI instance store backup grub utility required

I am working on backup of whole ec2 volume and image to upload to s3. I'm trying to use RHEL7 and it internally uses Grub2 as bootloader. EC2 AMI tools requires grub legacy loader and I'm struck up in ...
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How can I edit startup items on ubuntu server using grub or external shell of some sort?

I have made some changes to my ubuntu server and now it won't boot. It hangs on starting tomcat servlet engine tomcat?. I don't actually use tomcat and accidentally enabled it while I was hastily ...
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Where i can find “/boot/vmlinuz” when “/boot” not exists

Hi all I'm new here and I want to ask where i can find vmlinuz without "/boot" directory... So system normally boots (Chrome OS) All working perefectly from pendrive But when I want dual boot I need ...
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Windows 8.1 reboot upon reaching the logo

I have a HDD which was used just for Windows 8.1. That is, the HDD had two partitions, system reserved and Windows. Now I got a SSD and switched back to Linux as my main OS, but yet I have the HDD ...
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Linux Manjaro installer is demanding that I mount a UEFI parition, I am not using UEFI

I am using the latest Manjaro installer from their main website. I am using this install guide (I linked to the time segment where I am stuck on). In the latest Manjaro installer, it is telling me ...
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cannot boot after adding grub menu entry

I have Fedora 20 and Windows 8 installed. I wanted to be able to dual-boot. But when I selected Windows Boot Manager in grub menu, i got: 'error file /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi not found' I ...
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PC fails to boot or install a new Operating system

I have a linux machine with the following configuration. Intel E5200 Dual core CPUa Biostar G31 D-M7 Motherboard 1 GB Kingston & 1GB Dynet RAM , 667 MHZ WD 320 GB HDD 450W smps It all started ...
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setting of grub for two linux distributions installed to two separate harddisk

(I am aware I may be duplicating post, but no sure where should I ask my quesiton) I installed a second harddisk to my laptop so that I can test on new linux distribution without trashing my working ...