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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Dual-boot archlinux and Windows 7 using grub-bios

How can i add windows to the boot menu when using grub-bios. I couldn't find menu.lst file in my boot/grub directory. My bootloader is on /dev/sda1. Windows is on /dev/sda2, root and home are on ...
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Unable to Boot Windows 7 after GPT/RAID migration

I recently did a migration off of a single hard disk to a RAID array. I backed up my partitions with Clonezilla and everything worked fine. I was able to then restore both my Windows 7 Bootloader and ...
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Can't restore laptop windows after Ubuntu (GRUB error)

Hi I tried out Ubuntu but wasn't happy, so I tried to restore windows from my laptop's CD, but after the restoration process finishes and the system reboots I get "GRUB loading, Error 17". How can I ...
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Dual boot with 2 Hard drives

I have 2 old hard drives (they are both ATA) and I have one ATA ribbon cable with 2 connector. I install Linux on one harddrive and Windows 7 on the other. I can use them by switching the harddrives. ...
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How to add Windows 7 to Grub menu?

The following is the list that I got when I executed the command sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * ...
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Boot GRUB2 to GRUB or GRUB2 on another disk

I've got a couple of distributions installed, Gentoo with GRUB2, and openSUSE with some other version of GRUB. OpenSUSE manages it's kernel entries, and I don't want to have to update my main Gentoo ...
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How do I permanently fix a GRUB partition off by one error?

I have a MacBook Pro set up to triple boot with rEFIt and GRUB. (I had to go through GRUB to get Windows 7 to boot, but that's tolerable.) I upgraded to Lion which added a new partition for the ...
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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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Windows 7 destroys my GRUB2 on every boot

I have a dual boot setup with Ubuntu and Windows 7, I generally use Ubuntu but some times start Windows 7. Every time I have used Windows 7 my GRUB2 installation brakes and as soon as GRUB2 is ...
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CloneZilla Broke My System? Ubuntu Installation Lost After Running CloneZilla

I just read through this post and tried to get my installation back using this answer to no avail. What happened to me is this: I spent an hour or more reading through the CloneZilla docs. I ...
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new items on GRUB screen in ubuntu/linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: change the boot menu - GRUB I regularly update my ubuntu (10.04), and new minor versions keep accumulating on the GRUB screen. Right now I have 5 different versions ...
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Install grub on 2nd hard drive

I have 2 HDs in my machine: Drive 1 with grub and my Windows XP OS Drive 2 with only Ubuntu 9.04 I would like to be able to boot directly from drive 2. I am missing grub on drive 2... how do I ...
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Triple boot with Windows 8

while ago I bought a acer aspire e1 laptop with windows 8 on one partition, yesterday I installed ubuntu 12.10 and fedora 18 but when booting up I don't see ubuntu and fedora OS to select, it takes me ...
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Make flash drive bootable with MULTIPLE Windows Installers

I have seen many ways to make a USB an installer for about any Windows OS. But how can I (using grub or something like that) make it bootable to all editions on Windows XP and 7? I have tried ...
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Black screen appears when booting new install of Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop, cannot access Grub menu to fix

I installed 11.10 on my desktop PC but get a black screen after the BIOS screen when I try to boot it. I was able to run 10.04.04 on my hard drive before installing 11.10 and I am also able to use ...
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GRUB2 doesn't see Windows 8 Consumer Preview

I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and Windows replaced the boot manager (GRUB). Usually, I could restore GRUB using Super Grub Disk, but in this case I had to use Rescatux, because SGD returned ...
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Does it matter if an OS is listed in GRUB but not available?

I want to create a second OS install on an eSATA disk (Ubuntu to be precise) and create a dualboot with my already existing Windows 7 install. I want use Ubuntu's GRUB bootloader and it should be ...
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Getting only grub prompt after installing dual boot Windows 7 then Ubuntu and EasyBCD

I'm having an annoying problem. I installed Windows 7 a long time ago, yesterday I installed Ubuntu 10.04. After installing the Ubuntu, it was working great (I got the grub boot menu and everything) ...
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Nothing can read my hardware RAID0… Except Ubuntu

I used to have my system setup entirely on a 2tb RAID 0 (risky I know) but I recently upgraded to having Ubuntu running on a SSD and using the RAID for file storage. Since the Ubuntu 11.04 update my ...
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Grub on FreeBSD

I am new to FreeBSD world and currently using pfsense as a guest on Virtualbox. FreeBSD comes with default BTX bootloader. I want to replace it with Grub. I tried running grub-install on /dev/ad1 or ...
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remove windows 7 dual boot with ubuntu

I want to uninstall win7 from my linux dual boot system and also want to remove booting option so that after removing windows it should automatically boot my ubuntu . So what step should I follow to ...
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Getting into grub loader in Ubuntu Virtual Box machine

I have Ubuntu guest OS installed on Virtual Box on windows. But I have forgotten all passwords for user and root accounts. But when I try to get into grub by pressing escape at startup, nothing ...
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How to select OS via grub on headless system?

I have a dual boot system (Linux and Windows) that I normally run headless and which boots by default into Linux (which is what I use mainly). This all works fine, except that on occasions when I want ...
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Windows 7 Keeps Changing the MBR on boot (grub2)

I installed Ubuntu in my new notebook. It originally comes with Windows 7 installed on it. Everything works nice however every time i boot into Windows7 the grub menu doesn't work any more. i can't ...
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Remove windows 7 entry from grub

I recently installed ubuntu 10.04 LTS and formatted my windows 7 hdd, but the windows 7 entry is still showing in grub. How can I remove the entry from grub? Greetz
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boot.ini Issue - Multi-boot System, Linux, XP and XP64 - Missing File in system32 Message

I have an interesting issue that has me stumped. Not that I'm a computer whiz or anything. I have a multi-boot system with two hard drives: one drive has CentOS and Windows XP 64-bit and the other ...
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Why SuperGrubDisk won't boot up anything?

I burned a SuperGrubDisk by going to http://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group%5Fid=10921 and downloading grub-rescue-cdrom.iso which is ...
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Dualbooting Windows 7 and Gentoo, error

I'm trying to setup a dualboot with Gentoo Linux and Windows 7. Heres my partitions: /dev/sda1 /boot partition, ext2 /dev/sda2 Windows 7 partition, ntfs /dev/sda3 swap partition, Linux swap ...
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Making grub boot the CD-ROM

Instead of going to the BIOS every time, I'd like to add an entry in grub menu to boot the CD-ROM. Best definitive way of doing this ?
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How to repartition my drive for dual booting Ubuntu and Windows

I need to repartition my drive so that I can dual boot windows and Ubuntu. I have an older laptop so I need to have the kernel in a BIOS accessible partion. With my current partition layout as done ...
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How To Remove/Add Windows Options from Boot Loader

I am having windows vista and ubuntu operation system on my laptop . I just want to remove that option from my boot loader ( grub ) and i need to know how add back that option. I would like to Do ...
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Problems with starting windows after installing new ubuntu os on multiboot pc

Before I recently upgraded my ubuntu OS, I had a multiboot with windows 7, windows xp and ubuntu. When I started the computer, the grub bootloader would usually show the options: -windows 7 and ...
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Ubuntu: change kernel order

How can I change the boot kernel order in Ubuntu server 13.10? grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg menuentry 'Ubuntu' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option ...
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Trying to boot Kali Linux from USB on Mid 2010 macbook pro

I created a Kali Linux Live USB (MBR with compatibility for both BIOS+EFI) and created an /EFI/BOOT directory on the USB's root directory, with the file bootx64.efi in it. However, when I tried to ...
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How to create a boot program that will ask which Rescue Disk to load?

Hello I have huge collection of rescue disks and live OSs. I have extracted them in my USB pendrive. I want "boot program script" that will ask on start which rescue program or live OS is to be ...
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How do I get my ThinkPad T420s to boot Ubuntu 12.10 (on disk) instead of trying to netboot first?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my ThinkPad T420s (no other operating system installed), and it is working. But there is a small thing which I just don't like... Everytime I shutdown and reboot, it's ...
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grub-install gives an error message I don't understand

I'm new to Linux, am using CentOS 6.3, and am attempting to install CentOS 5.8 ISO to a pen drive following instructions from here. My pen drive is /dev/sda and partition 1 is vfat. It's mounted on ...
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Encrypting a Dual-Boot Hard Drive

I have a computer dual-booting Windows 7 and Arch Linux. The Arch installation has already been encrypted with LUKS and LVM, as follows: sda Computer's Hard Drive, GRUB2 in MBR | sda1 ...
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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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Repair GRUB bootloader for multiboot system

I have two hard disks – one a 1TB and the other a 250 GB. I installed the OSes in the following order: Windows 7 on the first hard disk (1 TB) After that Kubuntu 12.04 on a partition (/dev/sdb7) on ...
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Is it possible to boot Windows normally, but boot up Ubuntu if certain usb drive is in?

I have 2 operating systems installed. But I want the operating system that boots, to be dependant on whether there is a usb flash drive inserted or not. If a flash drive is not inserted - boot ...
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Slow Windows 7 bootup after grub dual boot

I have a 1.5TB SATA drive with a fresh (working) installation of Windows 7 Ultimate. I decided I'd like to dual boot with Ubuntu. I have a separate 500GB drive that I wanted to use. Previously, my ...
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GRUB in text-only mode?

I'm attempting to install linux on a (mostly headless) machine that fails when it attempts to pipe out VGA resolution graphics (or, in other words, it can only handle vanilla console text). Ten years ...
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Move Grub to a different drive

I recently added a new ssd to my machine which I intended to have as my main drive. I installed crunchbang and everything went fine, except I unthinkingly accepted updating/overwriting the MBR on my ...
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How do I remove Windows 7 from GRUB in Ubuntu 11.10?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Windows 7 Box. It's a single boot. The intention was to install Ubuntu and destroy Windows 7 with a full erasure if you will. However, post install my PC was ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 (64-bit) won't boot. Forgot to install GRUB 2. Manual GRUB install fails

I cannot get Ubuntu to boot. I downloaded the Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit mini.iso and installed it in Virtualbox (v.4.1.2 running on OS X 10.5.8). When I installed Ubuntu, I selected "Command-line expert ...
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Reinstalling Windows' MBR

I'd like to reinstall the Windows MBR. My first hard drive is as follows: (hd0,0): fedora 15/ext4 (hd0,1): windows 7 x64 I have GRUB installed on it right now, which allows me to boot Fedora just ...
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Grub waiting for input Ubuntu 11.04

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 fine, but Grub is waiting for Enter..? Why? /etc/default/grub GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 ...
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GRUB Error 22 after accidentally deleting Ubuntu partition from XP's disk management

I accidentally deleted the linux partition on a system that dual boots with XP Now when I boot I get Grub Error 22 I can't remember which version of Ubuntu I had - it's either 8.10 or 9.04 I ...
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Grub: boot failed!

I installed a PCI Magic Card on my system. It installs grub bootloader (I presume). When it tries to boot I get the following: Boot failed! Press any key to enter command line. I'm using Windows ...