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 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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How to reinstall Windows MBR with no Windows listed?

There is nice article how to reinstall windows MBR: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392 however there is a catch. I have Windows system, but when I go with repair mode it is not shown and as the ...
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Windows 8 hybrid shutdown disables BIOS setup

My Lenovo laptop runs Windows 8 and Linux Mint with GRUB bootloader. Today, I have deleted Mint partition from Windows and by mistake shut down my laptop instead of rebooting it. Now I cannot change ...
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Buildroot : how to install generated images on another disk?

I use buildroot to generate linux kernel, rootfs and boot-loader (grub) for i386-i686 architecture. The generated image works with qemu. I have tested with "unetbootin" and "linuxlive usb creator" to ...
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trouble with graphics card and other partitions after reinstall of windows 7

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 and have found myself in a pile of problems that I can't find any record of anywhere. If this is the wrong place to post this type of problem I apologize. When I ...
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Boot from Windows Setup files that are located on a partition

Here's the situation: I am on a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 (1st gen). I do not have Windows installed on my computer, I have Ubuntu. I currently use Grub2 and/or refind to boot Ubuntu. I would like to ...
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Can't Reinstall Grub on Ubuntu Server 12.04

The bootloader seems to exist only on the flash drive (/dev/sdb in my system). I've been looking at posts on superuser, but none on them seem to be working. Computer (Zotac ZBox) will not boot ...
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Clonezilla breaks grub2 in fedora

I have Clonezilla (version 3.5.2-drbl1) packed with DRBL on my Ubuntu server. The image that I'm trying to deploy is a Windows 7 / Fedora 17 dual-booted image that uses Grub2 as a bootloader. Saving ...
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Restore MBR Windows 8 after Grub

I recently bought a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8, and would like to use an old SSD in it for the boot drive. The SSD previously dual booted Linux and Windows 7. I cloned the Windows 8 drive using ...
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Can't boot in windows 8 after installing lubuntu and running boot-repair

I installed lubuntu to a flash drive on my windows machine. Because the boot manager wouldn't find the usb I ran boot-repair. Now Grub can't find Windows 8. To make matters worse I can't mount my hard ...
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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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Linux Ubuntu: Updating the GRUB menu

So apparently there are 2 versions of Linux on my laptop(I have a dual boot system with Linux and Windows 8 but Linux is the master OS). One of them uses the Kernel version 3.11.0 whose headers + ...
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How to prevent Windows 8 of erasing GRUB? [duplicate]

I'm doing dualboot with Ubuntu and Windows 8 on my DELL Laptop. EFI is enabled, secure boot is not. My partitions are GPT. Everything seems to work for some time. After some normal use, GRUB stops ...
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Unable to boot into windows after removing Linux

I had Linux Ubuntu and Windows dual booting from my computer. I used partition manager to remove the Linux Ubuntu partitions, now I can't get into Windows. The machine loads in to a command prompt ( ...
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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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grub-efi refuses to chainload Windows 8.1

I have installed LMDE (with grub in MBR) after I installed Windows 8.1. I then installed the grub-efi package and added the custom Windows options: #!/bin/sh exec tail -n +3 $0 menuentry "Windows" { ...
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My USB bootable thumb drive, no longer boots on a single particular computer on which it previously worked

I created a bootable drive, booting CrunchBang, about 2 months ago. About a month ago, I booted into it on another laptop. After shutting down, I have been unable to get it to boot on my own laptop, ...
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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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How can I set … Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) Dual Boot: Windows 8 as default OS

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) on my laptop with Windows 8 already installed. The installation was successfull and I get to use Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. When i start Windows 8 it shows the ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS live boot from grub2 from hard drive

I have very strange issue: I download the ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I configured gurub, /etc/grub.d/40_custom: menuentry "Live CD" { loopback loop /ub.iso linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper ...
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Grub Solaris FreeBSD dual boot

I have solaris 10 installed on the first hard disk and freebsd installed on the second hard disk I edited the /boot/grub/menu.lst from solaris to the following title FreeBSD root (hd1,0) kernel ...
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Grub Rescue - the laptop won't boot at all

First of all I'm italian, so I apologize for my bad english. Second, i have a big problem. I have a new Sony Vaio Pro 13 (so, it's an ultrabook WITHOUT the CD drive), which had Windows 8 pre ...
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Issue booting Linux Mint from Live CD?

I had Windows 8 and Linux Mint 15 dual booted on my laptop. When I first installed Linux, I wasn't able to load into because the grub would not show. To fix this, I used boot-repair from a Live CD. ...
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Ubuntu Update causes “Operating System Not Found” on UEFI system

I have an Ubuntu Edge E320, and when I got it, I remember hours of hugs frustration because it was very difficult to get an OS onto it. Eventually, I made to install Ubuntu 12.10. I updated to 13.04 ...
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How to change video mode in Debian Wheezy on VirtualBox 4.1.12?

I've installed Debian Wheezy on VirtualBox 4.1.12 (running in Ubuntu 12.04) and have troubles setting the video mode. vga=xxx isn't possible anymore, instead, the video mode should be set using GRUB. ...
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Installing GRUB to a HDD to boot multiple ISO images

I am looking into creating a GRUB based platform that houses multiple bootable CD images for things like BART, UBCD4Win, Acronis and the like, I already have a working USB prototype. This is ideal for ...
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Adding my Windows 7 partition to Grub - Debian 7.1

I was working to remove my Debian 7.1, since the VMWare compatibility matrix shows I need to use 6.*. While re-partitioning, it looks like I've made it impossible for GRUB to locate the Win7 ...
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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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Grub rescue after windows install

Disaster, Please, Help ASAP. I had a dual boot on my pc with windows xp and lubuntu linux. Then recently i had some windows errors and decided to install windows 8 instead of xp. So after i ...
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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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Grub menu not showing after installing Linux Mint 15 on a computer with Windows 8 pre-installed?

I installed Linux Mint 15 on my machine where Windows 8 was pre-installed. After successfully doing so, the grub menu would not show when I would boot the computer. It would boot straight into ...
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Grub error before menu, cannot see what it is, flashes and continues. How to halt on grub error?

Always, when I boot my system, I must witness a flash of error right before the GRUB menu pops up. It goes like this: Loading Operating System. GRUB Loading. Welcome to GRUB. error .... Then it ...
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Newly installed OS missing grub

I just installed Linux Mint 15 With live usb alongside my old fedora 19 on my Server but it doesn't show up in grub. it shows up when I use OS prober: $ sudo os-prober /dev/sda5:Linux Mint 15 Olivia ...
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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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Make a Windows 7 partition only bootable on certain days

I have a machine running Debian and Windows 7, booting through GRUB. I was wondering if there was a practical way to make the Windows 7 partition only bootable on certain days?
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How do I fix dual boot startup for Ubuntu installation on Windows 8 Laptop

I have a Lenovo laptop with preinstalled windows 8 64bit- I did an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 - however after installation I was faced with the GRUB loader. From the Grub loader if I try to start up ...
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Pre installed Windows with separate boot partition. Is it safe to format boot?

I have bought a PC with pre-installed Windows 8. When I booted to Parted Magic I see windows uses a separate boot partition. Is it safe to format it to ext2 and install grub there? Will chainloader ...
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How can I write a Windows (NTFS) .img file to a partition and add it to grub?

I'm trying some crazy stuff here. First, I had a VirtualBox machine with Windows XP installed, using .vdi format. Then I exported the image to a OVA, extracted the .vmdk and converted it to a raw .img ...
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Is it currently stable to use, and boot to, a btrfs RAID 0 on SSDs?

As of the current (3.10+) Linux kernels, is it supported to make a btrfs RAID 0 out of SSDs the root mount and boot to it? This comprises several issues: Does the RAID 0 with SSDs support ...
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UEFI boot Issues on Asus G750 and LiveUSB

I'm having an issue getting Mint 13 LTS to boot on my new machine. I switched off SecureBoot, CSM and Fastboot. After this I Used USB Installer that comes built into Mint, it ends up with a ...
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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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Grub2 physical boot selector or restart into

I am using Grub2 to select between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I was wondering how I might be able to communicate with Grub2 with a physical switch to tell it which I want. I have plenty of experience with ...
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Why did my machine stop booting?

All of a sudden when I turned on my Linux Mint 14 machine I got the following message: error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' ...and a grub rescue prompt. I ran the Boot-Repair tool ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 from Ubuntu 12.04 boot menu and vice-versa

I have installed Windows 7, then ubuntu on a 64 bit laptop and I have an issue with dual boot : Windows does not see ubuntu partition, and grub displays "Invalid EFI file path" as described on a ...
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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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How to overcome grub rescue? [duplicate]

I had windows 7 installed, I had installed linux mint. I freed up one of my partitions from windows drive management to remove linux and now when I load, the screen I get is error: filesystem not ...
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How to remove Grub Rescue?

Okay, before you flag this as duplicate, let me explain my exact situation. I had Win 7 installed on HDD1. I then installed Ubuntu on HDD2 as dual boat using unetbootin. Then, I installed a fresh ...