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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How to create NTFS partition in Linux to install Windows 7 from USB?

I messed up with my computer and need help. Generally: install Windows 7 from USB. Problem: "setup was unable to create a new system partition" When first attempt to install Windows 7 failed I ...
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What is the correct way to install linux on a Macbook Pro

I've had a lot of trouble doing this. It always is unable to boot after installation (I get the famous question-mark in a folder thing). I've installed http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/ however after ...
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How to install GRUB command-line tools on OSX?

I need access to grub-mkrescue for a project I'm working on. I know that the GRUB command-line tools come builtin to Linux, but how do I get them on OSX? Is there a package? Is it built into the ...
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Why do I get a GRUB error after deleting the Linux partition?

I had a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 and Windows Vista. I used Easus Partition Manager and shrank my Windows 7 partition. In the empty space, I installed Linux Mint. I decided I didn't want it ...
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Is it possible to get rid of GRUB?

I have a Windows XP box with Ubuntu 8.04 installed on a separate partition. GRUB is defaulted to Ubuntu, which is annoying because most of the time I need to boot to Windows. I want to get rid of ...
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How to make Windows bootloader the default?

When I got a new computer, I installed Ubuntu and Windows XP on it. When I turn it on, GRUB shows up and lets me choose between the OSes. All right so far. A while later, I decided I don't want ...
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Newly upgraded Ubuntu 11.04 VM not booting

I have just upgraded to 11.04 on my VirtualBox VM, and after I start it, it begins to load, but it stops at the line * Checking battery state... [ OK ] I have tried the recovery mode, but to no avail....
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How can I restore my “Unknown” partition type, back to NTFS?

Lately I've been having trouble restoring my PC after uninstalling GRUB, and an Ubuntu install from it. Usually I don't encounter any problems when doing this, but this time is different. My Windows ...
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LVM and cloning HDs

Using Linux, I have several backup levels. One of them is a periodical sector by sector copy (using dd) of my laptop harddisk to an external USB disk. Yes, I have other backups too, like remote rsync. ...
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How can I get rid of an old HDD that my PC currenty relies on to boot?

So, this was kind of interesting. I have Windows installed on a 500 Gb hard drive, and there's been an additional 80 Gb drive sitting inside my tower for a couple of years, collecting dust (I don't ...
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Bypass hibernate on boot on Ubuntu

I have a problem where Ubuntu is shutting down immediately after restarting from Hibernate. I want to boot without Hibernating. Can I use grub options/commands to set it to ignore the Hibernate image ...
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Is it possible to choose which OS will be loaded using a hardware switch?

I'm looking for a more elegant way of choosing which OS to boot than using the menu provided by grub, and I think it would be neat to have a switch on the case with two states (e.g. Ubuntu and Windows)...
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Dual booting Windows 2k3 Server and Linux MBR

I have Windows Server 2003 and Linux installed on one hard drive [on separate partitions]. My first partition is the linux boot partition, and maintains Grub. When I boot the Windows partition and ...
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Can I dual boot Linux and Windows 7 but use the Windows bootloader instead of GRUB?

Is it possible to have the Windows bootloader point to Windows 7 and a Linux partition instead of using GRUB to point to Windows 7 and Linux? Any links to tutorials, guides, or how-tos would be ...
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How to fix GRUB after Windows breaks it, and how to edit the GRUB menu

I had Windows XP and Ubuntu both installed. I could easily boot into either until Windows "fixed" the bootloader so that it now only boots into Windows. I guess there is no way to prevent Windows ...
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How to boot Fedora Live CD iso from a Hard Drive?

I tried to use Grub to boot the Fedora 14 Live CD from its ISO image (SHA256 verified) on the hard drive. I put Fedora-14-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso in the root directory of the FAT32 partition D: (sda5)...
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grub: how to boot into ISO partition

I have copied an ISO file into a partition (i.e. dd if=isofile of=/dev/sdb1). How can I boot into that partition via GRUB? When I try just with chainloader (hd1,0)+1, it says unknown executable ...
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Stuck on GRUB command prompt after regular kernel update

I am running Debian Wheezy. Update Manager suggest to install kernel update. After update, I reboot system but instead of listing all the kernels (bootloader), it gave me a GRUB command prompt: grub&...
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Install Ubuntu and run in Windows or through normal boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Booting into a Virtual Machine from a physical installation I like and use Windows 7 more than anything. But there is times when I want to run Ubuntu or some other Linux. ...
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Is it possible to boot a Windows VHD using GRUB on a physical machine?

Is it possible to boot Windows from a VHD file which is stored on a Linux partition? I don't want to run Windows under VirtualBox. Linux is the only OS on the hard drive, and Windows should only ...
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Dual Boot Installing Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 (64) on a non UEFI system fails

I cannot seem to install the correct boot loader for a non-UEFI firmware system. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 (64) which are technically compatible with GPT but for windows only if ...
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BSOD, MBR corrupt, tried to fix using Testdisk on Linux dual boot, now nothing works

The short story is I received a BSOD from a Windows program. I then couldn't boot Windows. My system is set up with GRUB to dual boot into CentOS, so I booted into CentOS and attempted to fix the MBR ...
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Triple booting on a Mac Book [almost there]; boot loader issues

Here is my current GPT/MBR partition table: Current GPT partition table: # Start LBA End LBA Type 1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT) 2 409640 663646255 Mac OS X ...
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Would a Windows 10 install overwrite Linux/Grub?

I'm currently multi-booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Next Wednesday, I plan to upgrade Windows to version 10, but before I do that I'd like to replace Ubuntu with Arch Linux. Is there any point in ...
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Why do Linux installers install more than one kernel?

For instance, my boot menu has three kernel versions, each with a recovery option. Are these extra options for debugging and troubleshooting?
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Windows 8 fails to load after Boot Repair

I've got a Sony Vaio laptop. Until yesterday I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) installed. Today I upgraded to Windows 8, which killed my OS selection screen. So I booted to ...
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Debian grub2 update removed Windows boot option

Since I updated grub to grub 2 I no longer get the option to boot to Windows (which is unfortunately sometimes necessary for proprietary MSIE browser plugins I need to use for work). Relevant /boot/...
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How to enable boot timeout in Grub2?

I'm am trying to enable the boot timeout selection in grub2 on Ubuntu 9.10. I modified /etc/default/grub: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=false GRUB_TIMEOUT=2 ...
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then took out the existing HDD and swap in a new HDD to install linux on it with uefi. ...
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Remote control (via ethernet) a computer from boot for Grub choices. (On Linux)

I have a computer that I use for practically everything. In the same room I have a second computer that I use purely for trialing Linux distributions, It currently has Debian, gNewSense and Kubuntu on ...
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How do I install GRUB to a partiton and not MBR?

I am trying to dual boot Windows and Linux. I would like to continue using the Windows bootloader in my MBR. I installed Windows 7 first. During the install I left some unallocated space that I ...
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ubuntu 10.04 console resolution

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6000 After I installed it, the text in the console (when I press ALT+F1) was small and the console had a good resolution (I think the same as my LCD, ...
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grub error: symbol 'grub_puts_' not found

I updated from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04, and after installation, the computer restarted. When grub loaded, all I get is a screen that says error: symbol 'grub_puts' not found and a useless grub prompt ...
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How can I make Grub recognise my old Linux Partition

Problem: I have two partitions. On one I have installed Fedora 9 and on my other partition I just installed Fedora 12. Now that I've installed Fedora 12 I can't get Grub to boot the old partition. ...
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windows 7 not booting after ubuntu partition deletion

I had on my laptop windows 7 and ubuntu server 9.10 (the partition with windows 7 was automatically selected at boot time). Today I wanted to install ubuntu 10.4, and for that I deleted the 9.10 ...
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grub2 error: out of disk

I'm trying to make a 250G USB hard disk Ubuntu-bootable on a Compaq nc6220 laptop. I've removed all other disks, so /dev/sda (the USB disk) is the only disk other than CDROM. I installed Ubuntu 9.10 ...
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How do I install GRUB to a USB drive using Windows Vista?

I'm trying to build my recovery usb key drive. I'd like to use GRUB as my bootloader. How do I install GRUB to my usb's MBR? Lots of examples out there seem to expect I'm running Linux.
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How to move the Windows 7 bootloader to the Windows 7 partition?

I recently installed Windows 7 in a triple boot setup alongside XP and Linux. When I was finished and was in the process of restoring the bootloader for Linux I discovered something strange about what ...
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How to remove Ubuntu options when starting my computer

After I installed Ubuntu it began to update and when I start my computer I have Windows and about 5 or 6 Ubuntu options. How can I remove all of them without the last one ?
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Problem setting command-line console resolution. vbeinfo in grub2 does not report all resolutions

I have a Asus EEE PC 1005P which I installed a Command-line system on using the Alternate Installer CD of Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. Altough I think this is a general linux and grub2 question. I do not have (...
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Why does GRUB load after I select my Ubuntu Partition from Windows Boot Manager?

So first of all I'm running Windows 7 on one drive, and Ubuntu 9.04 on another. I downloaded and installed Easy BCD 2.0, which I have to say is an excellent piece of software. I used to have grub as ...
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Could you have a hard drive imaging option in Grub?

I really like HD imaging programs, such as Norton Ghost, but I find that I don't run then as often as I should. Would it be possible to have, in Grub, the following menu items: ? Boot from hard ...
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One USB flash drive to rule them all

Yesterday I purchased a 32GB USB flash drive. I have a myrid of systems in my home, and would like to have one flash drive with setup files for all the various systems throughout the house. I kept ...
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Windows won't sleep after booting from grub

I recently added a second hard drive to my computer and I am using it do dual-boot Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) with Windows 7. Both hard drives are SATA. I am using the default grub bootloader on my second ...
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Make bootable iso with grub chainloading

My parents' pc has windows 7's boot manager installed at MBR and grub2 is installed on /dev/sda2 (booting linux on /dev/sda2). I want to make a bootable cd so that when booted from it just chainloads ...
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How to make a GRUB2 Floppy?

Hey all, I want to make a GRUB2 floppy disk with an ext2 filesystem that I can use to load something on the disk via multiboot. I'm working on debian unstable, and I don't think it has legacy GRUB on ...
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How do I move grub so that it's not on the MBR (so I can choose win7 / linux / osX from the refit menu)

I've got a triple boot system with OSX, Ubuntu and Windows 7. Currently when I boot I get the refit menu first which sees all the partitions nicely, and if I choose os X it works just dandy, but if I ...
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Stuck at GRUB prompt after booting, how can I restore normal booting?

My machine was dual-booting with Windows XP and Fedora, then I tried to install Arch. While installation power went off. After that, booting always results in the GRUB prompt. Even when I instruct my ...
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PC won't boot from flash drive after computer hibernated (grub on hdd corrupt too)

I had 3 OS installed: Windows 7 , Fedora 17 and Mageia 2 in my Acer Aspire 4253 laptop. I deleted the partition of Mageia and my grub got corrupted. I didn't have an installation DVD of either Win7 ...
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Adding an ISO to GRUB2 boot options

I am trying to add an ISO (alternate distro of ubuntu ) to my GRUB . This is the output of fdisk -l: FDISK OUTPUT Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 ...