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 can I specify a different disk to be root in grub.cfg when running grub-mkconfig (from script/noninteractively)?

I am setting up an automated installer-system to install customized Ubuntu 12 and other operating systems onto disks, which will be removed and then permanently installed into new computers. The ...
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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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Booting Debian after upgrade

I have a Debian server. There was a power failure recently and now I'm getting errors during boot up. I had performed a dist-upgrade recently from Squeeze to Wheezy but I don't think my kernel got ...
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How do I recreate a wiped /boot filesystem in Ubuntu

I accidentally overwrote the /boot filesystem on a running Ubuntu host where the root fs and swap are LVs, and the kernel, initramfs, etc. are under /boot with grub modules and config under ...
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Adding Windows 7 to grub4dos menu.lst

I am trying to create a multiboot USB drive with grub4dos. I started with a working bootable WinPE-like USB drive, based on Windows 7. I modified the drive MBR with grubinst.exe (hd1), copied in ...
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How to edit grub when booting from a live cd?

My laptop has a nomodeset problem, check the link for more info. Basically, I would need to add nomodeset in grub in order to boot any linux distro. If I want to use a distro, i'd need to install it, ...
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Recover Windows EFI Boot Manager after Grub install

I had Windows 8 installed, and tried to install Xubuntu in another HDD on my desktop. After installation, I could only boot into Xubuntu, and never got into the OS selection menu in GRUB. So I ran ...
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kexec for fast reboot installed - do one-time-only full reboot

I have got kexec installed to do quick warm reboots without BIOS POST'ing and GRUB popping up. It will just reinit the kernel and do the bootprocess again. Sometimes however, I like to do a full ...
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“Missing Operating System” GRUB

Okay ill keep it quick, I screwed up when formatting my harddrive so now I have this issue "missing operating system GRUB" when trying to boot And if I try to boot from a live CD or USB I just get ...
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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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Directory /ETC has been moved! — Ubuntu 13.04

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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GRUB2 booting: efidisk read error & prefix is not set

everyone! I have a booting USB stick with some iso-image, based on Arch Linux. It loads through efi and then comes to Grub 1.99, where I can choose the iso images. I can load them without any ...
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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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Put linux on the fifth partition

So I have this quite "insane" partition scheme on my MacBook: Kevins-MacBook-Air:~ Ingwie$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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Windows 7 not in boot options under GRUB [duplicate]

sudo fdisk -l in Kali Linux terminal prints: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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Dual Boot with Windows: Enable numlock

After I installed Ubuntu along with Windows, in both OS's I had to manually enable numlock (despite having enabled a setting for this in the BIOS I believe). Is there a way to enable numlock?
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Install Linux on HUGE boot disk about 3 TB

I am having problems getting a Linux system to boot after apparently successfully installing a system on it. The partitioning is your tried and true Fdisk with the following partitioning part 1: ...
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How do I remove Grub and restore the XP bootloader without access to XP setup/recovery media?

I have a Lenovo T430, with Windows XP (32-bit). I tried to remove Ubuntu from my HDD by deleting the partitions in Disk Management. Now, when I restart my computer, I get the following message: grub ...
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grub-mkrescue not producing bootable image

I'm trying to use the grub-mkrescue command to produce a rescue disk. I invoke it like this: grub-mkrescue -o grub.iso This produces the .iso file, but when I try to boot from it using VirtualBox, ...
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How To Get Windows To Stop Assuming Precedence Over GRUB?

I have a SATA hard drive with an MS DOS MBR partition table, an ext4 Linux-based OS, an NTFS Windows 7, and an extended partition. I was happily using my ext4 partition for quite some time, but grew ...
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Kali Linux and Windows 8: Switching MBR to GRUB

I'm trying to install Kali Linux (amd64) alongside Windows 8 (x64). I have prepared suitable free disk space (the second and third partition were formated to ext4 (the first, the primary, NTFS)), and ...
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Add more partitions to Grub2 - Ubuntu

I have this issue, i know which partitions are present on my Pc by the sudo fdisk -l command, this is the output: Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 ...
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Windows 7 cannot get C/H/S values

Alright, so I'm a bit of a novice at this kind of stuff, but I had a CD version of Solaris and decided to install it on the disk it came on. I put it into my Windows 7 computer and did all that stuff ...
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Intel SSD remains unbootable despite reinstalling grub

I have a HP 4530s laptop and I've swapped the original HDD with an 180GB Intel 335 SSD. The problem is, I can't boot from it. I've transfered my openSUSE 12.3 x86_64 from the HDD via cpio, as ...
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dual boot of linux mint 14 with windows 8 [duplicate]

I have acer 4750G and is running windows 8. I have 3 primary partition and a single unallocated partition where i intended to install linux mint. The problem that i am facing is the installer hasnot ...
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Arch Linux MBR installation

Pardon me for my ignorance, but as a new Linux user, I honestly know little to nothing about these things. I'm trying to set up an MBR install for Arch alongside Windows 8, though it doesn't make much ...
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How to boot Linux from image on disk or “Poor Man's Install”?

Is it possible to boot Linux with user space applications from file/image on disk? I can copy content of any live image (for example from http://www.debian.org/CD/live/) to separate partition with ...
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Linux AutoNeoGrub0.mbr is corrupt of missing? [duplicate]

I've been trying to get my windows boot manager working so I can boot both Windows 7 and Linux. Currently, I can boot both, but only run when I click on "Windows 7" in the boot manager (Linux will run ...
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Should I install Grub2 to /sda or /sdb?

I have Windows 7 (default OS) on my internal hard drive which is /sda. I have Linux Mint 14 on my external hard drive, which is /sdb I'm going to install grub2 using a command, but I'm not sure ...
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GRUB that dynamically detects available OSes?

Is there any version of GRUB that dynamically detects what OSes it can boot on the current disk(s), so that I don't have to run update-grub every single time some OS changes on my machine?
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Crunchbang Linux on Mac Mini 6,1

I have a Mac Mini (6,1) and I want to dual boot OSX with crunchbang (chose this distro because Wi-fi works out of the box). First, I installed rEFIt and put crunchbang on a flashdrive. Next, I ...
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Unknown Filesystem Error with my live USB Ubuntu after suspension

There are a lot of posts concerning the nasty "unknown filesystem" error and the grub rescue prompt, but mine is rather peculiar. My Ubuntu 13.04 is installed entirely on my flash drive, and by ...
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How would I reinstall the grub-efi bootloader on Fedora Linux?

I recently installed Fedora 18 using EFI boot. Like the other current linux distributions, it sets up GRUB2 for me. I have experience with re-installing the BIOS version of GRUB when things go ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 8

I was currently running Win8 and F17 as a dual boot on my home desktop with an i5 chip and Asus UEFI BIOS. Unfortunately, while I was in Win8 I accidentally removed the partition that held my F17 OS. ...
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Want to rescue GRUB

I have ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 installed on my system. The main boot manager is grub, also the ubuntu and windows are installed in separate partitions. I want to install windows 7 back in place of ...
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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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Why my Grub 2 version is 1.99?

Pretty much like the title says. I'm using Kubuntu 12.04, and my installed grub packages are grub-pc and its various dependencies. The package description says GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 ...
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GRUB reading my external hard drives? How to disable it?

At times when I boot my computer, my external hard drives will indicate disk activity before Grub loads. At this stage when the external drives blink, there is a blinking underscore displayed on the ...
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GRUB menu customization (change menu appearance)

In my GRUB (GRUB 0.97) menu the selector became invisible (changed of inversion color). I would like get my selector bar back and by the way customize a bit grub menu to be more fancy with colors. ...
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Windows 8 0x50 error when chainloading using BURG

I have a multiboot system, each system on a separate hard drive. I've been using GRUB2 and everything was fine. I've recently decided to switch to BURG and that keeps my Windows 8 in a reboot loop. ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal)

I just recently installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop with no problems whatsoever. I'm just now learning that 9.04 is unsupported and it's making installing software difficult. I came to the conclusion ...
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How to dual boot RHEL 6 and Windows 8?

The Situation: I have an ASUS Notebook with Windows 8 preinstalled, i created a new partition and installed RHEL 6 to that partition, but the computer keeps booting into Windows 8 without going into ...
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Every windows 8 boot breaks grub

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 dual booting with UEFI and grub. (re-used the windows UEFI partition) After I used boot-repair, everything seemed fine. After I boot into Windows, however, I can't ...
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Dual Boot TrueCrypt Encrypted Windows and Linux with Grub workaround?

The Major issue of not being able to dual-boot on TrueCrypt disc encryption systems won't get out of my mind. My idea is, wouldn't it be possible to create an encrypted HDD with an Windows system on ...
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Black Screen, Blinking Cursor (Ubuntu install) Super Grub 2 works

FIRST: I know this same problem has been discussed, but I have tried things and haven't found anything regarding Super Grub 2 and such. Well the issue is pretty much defined in the title, but to be ...
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Can't access BIOS or boot my Windows [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu 12.04 + Windows 7 installed, I didn't like Ubuntu hence I deleted the partition. But I forgot to fix the MBR. Also I cannot access the mutiboot option using F12 at startup. So when I ...
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Reflashing Genesi Efika mx cloud computer

I was given a genesi efika MX cloud computer which already has ubuntu on it. But I haven't the admin password or the password for any user. I cant reset the admin pass because it doesn't seem to have ...
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Is it possible to use grub2 with a linux root partition under Soft-RAID5?

I need some more space in my computer, therefore I want some basic changes be done. One of those is setting a RAID up for all files to be a bit more robust (I have just had a hd crash, so I am a bit ...
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iMac replace GRUB2 with rEFIt

I have a dual-boot of Mac OS X Lion and Ubuntu 12.10. When I installed Ubuntu, it came with GRUB2 as a boot manager, but I can't really use it since I have a bluetooth keyboard that is not supported ...
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legacy grub: updated menu.lst is not used

This is a CentOS 6.4 with all updates inside Virtualbox OSE (quite old version). All information below refers to the VM, I don't think there is any issue on the host. /boot is a separate ext2 fs on ...