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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Text mode console output shows a blank screen

I've started using a Technika LCD TV with my PC and, while it displays full OS graphics, the text that is usually displayed during boot up (with the exception of the initial BIOS screen) does not show ...
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“Not a bootable partition” from Haiku's boot manager for new Linux partitions

I just did this: made an Intel Extended partition covering the whole HD using Haiku Alpha 4.1's DriveSetup made several BeOS partitions deleted the first one installed Haiku onto one of the other ...
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How to install reliable/flexible GRUB for multi-boot (Windows, Linux)?

This question must've been asked a billion times, but I haven't found a real GRUB-related solution. I need to install GRUB on a machine that'll have both Windows and Linux (Fedora) installed. It must ...
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grub rescue prompt after reinstall windows on dual boot

I was dual booting windows and Ubuntu. When I reinstalled windows, it would no longer get to the grub menu. Its showing: error: no such partition. grub rescue> I want to fix this without using ...
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Grub stuck on “Grub loading”

So, on my laptop I have two OS'es. Debian Squeeze and Windows 7. My problem is that Grub doesn't load anything. It stops on the message " Grub Loading.". Now I am trying to solve that problem using ...
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Boot iso images from bootable USB

I'm trying to figure out an universal solution to have a multi-boot usb memory stick. I have some ISO images like: knoppix, debian, ubuntu, etc. Is there any way to do the following procedure: List ...
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Run Windows from USB Disk

I have an internal hard drive with Windows 7. Usually, it's in my desktop computer, but I now want to run it from my laptop, as well. (The laptop is a dual boot Windows 7, Ubuntu machine.) When I ...
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error: no such partition grub rescue>

I have removed the Ubuntu 10.04 from windows 7 this morning but when restarting the computer the following error comes: no such partition. grub rescue> only responding for commands ls giving (hd0) ...
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Unable to boot ArchLinux on Macbook Pro 7.1 - drops to recovery shell

My MBP fails to boot Arch. This is what I did to install ArchLinux. Install rEFIT. Partition using disk utility such that first one is Mac partition, second is Arch & the third ie the last one is ...
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Will Linux Multi-booting with Ubuntu 10.04 and 9.10?

I've currently organised my laptop's hard disk using the multi-booting template idea, as shown here:- http://www.linuxforu.com/teach-me/tips-tricks/distromania-a-multi-booting-template/ Currently the ...
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String manipulation in Grub2

One of the new features of Grub2 is scriptability. At my work we're using it to great affect. However, I recent stumbled on a terrible short coming. There isn't any string manipulation or ...
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Correct way to re-install grub in Ubuntu

What is the standard/correct way to re-install grub2? I am using liveusb right now and i am unable to boot into Ubuntu on my hard drive. Partitions are as follows: /dev/sda1 1 ...
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3 partitions, cloning to larger disk; preserve GRUB?

I've got a 10 GB ext3 partition, a ~512 MB linux-swap partition, and a 45.4 GB NTFS partition. I have GRUB doing my bootloading. I'm looking to clone it all to a new 160 GB hard drive I got today and ...
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Grub problem with dual boot Ubuntu & XP (Ubuntu installed first)

I had Ubuntu installed and I installed XP. I tried to be able to dual boot them by running an Ubuntu live cd and running ~ $ sudo grub grub> root (hd0,0) grub> setup (hd0) But now when I ...
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Installing Debian but can't boot

I'm installing Debian testing on a SSD, there is a pre-existing EFI ESP partition from windows installation, the disk uses GPT partitioning. Problem is after it finishes installing it won't boot linux ...
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Win7 cannot sleep because of GRUB [closed]

I have Win7 on an MBR HDD for 6 years now, that was my primary operation system, but I intend to use Linux instead. At least I am trying out several Linux distros on another HDD, which I set to GPT ...
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How do I change which monitor my computer uses at boot?

I have two monitors connected to my PC: One computer monitor via DisplayPort and a TV via HDMI. The TV isn't in the same room as my PC, so it's pretty tough to select which operative system to launch ...
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How to safely delete the second bootloader created by EasyBCD and leave GRUB?

I have two bootloaders now; I have the GRUB and the EasyBCD that I've created before the Linux was installed properly. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the second time, the GRUB came right, but now that ...
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Grub “no such device” error does not correspond to config

GRUB is failing to boot. BIOS tries to boot the second hard drive first (in Legacy Mode, and the first hard drive is Windows) but this yields a no such device: cfb69400... error. The given id does ...
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How to restore Windows bootloader and still have Kali Linux

I installed Kali Linux 1.0.9a on my Windows 8.1 system today and installed it, but I don't want the GRUB bootloader menu. I want to use the original Windows bootloader. How can I do this?
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Chainload none-EFI Linux from EFI Linux

I read somewhere that it might be possible to boot none-EFI Linux from EFI Linux. If so, If my EFI Linux is booted by grub-efi, and my none-EFI Linux is booted by extlinux. How to chainload from ...
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Grub dual boot- debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS

I'm trying to dual boot debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS (win7, uses 2 partitions) In the wheezy installer I have created a bootable partition with 200M and then tried to made another crypto ...
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How to repair bootloader

To make a long story short; I installed some linux (pear 8), couldn't run it for some reason (error from the grub loader), then, I couldn't start windows 8.1 also, some error message. I used ...
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Restore bootloader after Ubuntu has been installed

I've installed Ubuntu. Windows doesn't boot anymore and doesn't appear in the GRUB menu. I've tried to install the Windows bootloader via recovery console from a Windows DVD as it's said here. ...
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Add Windows boot entries after installing Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 on its own bootable hard drive, Windows 8 on its own bootable hard drive and Ubuntu on its own bootable hard drive. I'm using the BIOS to manually select on which hard drive to boot. ...
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Directory /ETC has been moved! — Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I made a bad move by moving my /etc directory to Dropbox in hopes to sync two computer enviroments. After moving the /etc directory any sudo commands responded with "Who is this UID 1000?". Basically ...
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Unknown filesystem on Lenovo B460e laptop

I got a Lenovo B460e laptop yesterday (given by the Tamil Nadu Government). It has Windows 7 Pro on it. I set it up the way I liked it. All software drivers and all. I wanted extra drives, so I ...
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“cannot read the Linux header.” New install, old machine

This could be a hardware problem. I hope not. I have an old Compaq Evo laptop and I have completed the install of lubuntu from here: http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/11.10/release/. There ...
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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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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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Ubuntu - Upgrade to 10.04 - general error mounting filesystems

Using upgrade manager I upgraded my 8.04.x LTS installation to 10.04. After rebooting the system failed encountered an error and dropped into the recovery console. It appeared to be a problem caused ...
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Linux: Advanced Grub Bootloader configuration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Aesthetically editing grub.cfg Make grub keep its default boot under kernel updates Hello, I want to use the Grub bootloader to boot up my system with my triple boot. ...