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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Linux live OS determine current boot media(CD/USB) which is used to boot the kernel and rootfs residing on the same media

Is there a way to detect the current boot media used to boot a Linux Live OS? In a live OS system, I would like to uniquely determine the current boot media(CD/USB) that has been used to boot the disk....
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Asus Zenbook UX32VD cant start Linux after dualboot

I have such laptop : Asus Zenbook UX32VD Installed there ubuntu by this tutorial http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html alongside with windows 8.1 Now I ...
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Grub and multi drive boots

I have encountered an issue while setting up a new SSD. Before incorporating the new drive, I had a partitioned HDD, Windows 7 (manufacturer installed) on one partition, with Debian on the other ...
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Grub on LVM partition

Basically, my problem was the /boot (/dev/sda1), which was a very tiny partition (88 Mo). With the available VolumeGroup on this machine, I formatted a new LVM volume (600 Mo). Then I copied the ...
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Remove GRUB when Bootsect and Bootrec didn't work

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 in an external hard drive (let's call it HDD2), with an Acer Aspire E1-572G. It already had installed Windows 8.1 on its internal hard drive (let's call it HDD1). ...
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How to manually setup grub on a seperate boot partition with LVM over LUKS full disk encryption?

I've installed Linux Mint 17.2, with a hard drive partitioned as follows: sdc1 - 100MB ext2 for boot sdc2 - rest of disk as LUKS -> Physical Volume -> LVM Volume The logical volumes are: / /...
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Lenovo W540 w/ Dualboot Win7/Ubuntu 15.04 restarts 3 seconds after Grub

I have a Lenovo W540 which is almost 3 years old and has served me well so far. 2 weeks ago I finally got around to reinstall Ubuntu on it and I went with 15.04 (previously I had an old version on it ...
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I have 2 GRUBs on different HDD. How to make one common?

So, I had dual boot system : Window 8 and Arch (both on the /dev/sda, but different partition). As far as I know, grub was installed on the partition with Arch, because I added windows boot loader ...
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No GRUB menu on boot - PC directly boots to Windows

I have ubuntuGNOME 14.04 alongside windows 8.1. I've been using it for about a year now. Earlier today, I noticed that GRUB OS selection menu doesn't appear anymore. In order to rectify the issue I ...
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Volume group holding /root not found on boot

I've just installed Debian 8 on a flash drive: here is how I have partitionned it: iago-lito@opak$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 ...
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Remove 'Windows Boot Manager'

When I wanted to dual boot Windows 10 and Kali Linux, I have done the steps in this guide, I had finished it, but my computer will still boot into Windows 10. Whenever I would boot off the hard drive, ...
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Dual boot system: Grub doesn't detect Windows 10

I have a dual boot system on a Lenovo G50-45 laptop with Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.2. It worked fine briefly but after upgrading Linux, something broke it. Below, please find my boot-repair log. I'...
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How to make keyboard working in GRUB 2?

I'm using Windows 10 Home parallel with Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo ideapad S400. Every time grub bootloader appears I'm not able to select operating system, because keyboard is not working, so it always ...
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Kernel panic on MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), and also with Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit)

I had a kernel panic on my MacBook Pro, which led me to erase everything from it, and install Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit) on it, from the mini iso, with the choice of erasing everything on the hard drive. ...
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Invalid partition table after triple boot

My setup was running fine with windows 7, Linux mint 17.2 and Kali linux. I was using mint's grub2. Only one HDD. Then I reinstalled Kali (due to changing partitions stucture a bit: created an ...
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Accidentally deleted easybcd folder [duplicate]

I was trying to make a dualboot with ubuntu and windows 10. I didn't want the easybcd bootmenu but the grub so i deleted easybcd and other folder(I dont remember the name but it was in the C drive) ...
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GRUB not listing extended partitons

So I just installed Arch Linux on a external drive. I created a extended partition and created swap and root partition inside. There is another partition with old files. The problem is GRUB doesn’t ...
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Change the keyboard layout of GRUB in stage 1

I installed grub on a EFI based system. So I have the EFI partition on /dev/sdc2 and my LUKS container in /dev/sdc5. I have only one linux partition in the LUKS container. So even /boot with the stage ...
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KaliLinux only boots from flash drive

I've finally "successfully" installed Kali Linux onto an older HPG60 that originally ran Win7, from a mulitboot flash drive. Now after I downloaded all the packages I needed, and restarted the PC it ...
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How to boot a Linux system without graphical server

I'd like to know what should be done to boot a Linux system on a CLI environment, without also starting the X graphical server. I'm interested in a temporary-only solution, ideally a command, or a ...
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will Kali linux GRUB make changes to MBR on windows OS

I am new to Kali Linux and am trying to install it in a Virtual Box on my windows 7 system. My question is will Kali linux GRUB make changes to the 'Actual' MBR on Windows OS when I am installing ...
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Change bootloader (remove Grub) with dual boot Windows 10/Linux Mint 17

I have a laptop that runs Linux Mint 17 and Windows 10- that is to say Windows 7 "upgraded" to Windows 10 such that the bootloader shows Windows 7, instead of Windows 10. I want to uninstall Linux ...
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Add additional boot option to Grub for X32 extensions?

I work with a free/open source project. A Debian maintainer reported a failure under X32 (not a typo; its not X86), and I'm trying to set up a test environment to reproduce it. According Debian's X32 ...
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Can't boot into windows months after install Kali on a partition

A few months ago I installed Kali and GRUB using this tutorial, http://docs.kali.org/installation/dual-boot-kali-with-windows and it's been great, but recently after about two weeks of not using ...
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Using GRUB to boot into encrypted windows disk

This is similar to other questions already asked here before. Still none of them actually answered my problem. My PC has two SSDs. One containing Windows 7, one containing Kubuntu 15.04. The 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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corrupted filesystem in Ubuntu

I was using Ubuntu 15.04 in a Vmware virtual machine. In the last three shutdown processes, they spent extremely long time, therefore, I forced the VM to shutdown by pressing the shutdown button in ...
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Can't boot Windows after installing Kali Linux?

I recently tried installing Kali Linux on HP notebook, but during this the installation of grub failed. Now on rebooting I get the message "No boot-able device found please insert boot-able device ...
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low resolution on Ubuntu and nomodeset before it

when i was in grub of the USB flash every time i chose try Ubuntu live or install Ubuntu the screen goes black i searched for solution and i found nomodeset option for it, i installed Ubuntu normally ...
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QEMU using GRUB not responding to keyboard input

My operating system is Windows 7, but I am running QEMU inside VirtualBox because for several reasons that do not need to be listed here. Let it be known that I have run QEMU using the UEFI OVMF as ...
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Error while trying to ./configure (installing bootloader manager)

I'm having a problem with my bootloader - I have installed android along my other OS and if I install grub ( which comes with it ) my boot menu disappears and I can only access android through its ...
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Install Linux /boot to Custom Directory Within A Partition?

I have 3 Linux variants I would like to install (Kali, Fedora, and ArchBang). My laptop has 2 internal HDDs. My partitioning style is BIOS/MBR. The first drive currently has Windows 7, an empty ...
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Trying to get back to Win 7 after deleting Ubuntu 15.04. Can't get past “grub rescue >”

I wanted to go back to an all Windows machine after trying Ubuntu 15.04. It was a good experiment, but not for me. I had installed Ubuntu 15.04 on its own partition and it put in a dual boot menu. At ...
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Installed Linux (Apricity OS) regret it and now I want Windows back

I’ve installed Linux (Apricity OS) and now I regret and want Windows 10 back. I created a bootable USB disk with Windows ISO and when I try to boot to it GRUB loads and let me choose to boot only to ...
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Ubuntu, unable to boot from CD, option missing in BIOS and grub

some time ago I switch from windows to ubuntu and at that time, I formated my hdd and created new partitions. NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda 698,7G ...
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Unable to boot Windows 10 after deleting and formating Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows

Right now I'm stuck in grub rescue. I have no idea about it. I've tried anything that I found on this site and on the web. Nothing works. I've tried booting ubuntu from usb using pendrive, didn't ...
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Unable to boot EFI image off flash drive

I am at my wit's end. I'm trying to install Windows (7 or 8, I've tried both) on my Dell Latitude E6430. I currently have Xubuntu 15.04 installed with Grub 2.02~beta2-22ubuntu1.1. I want to dual-boot ...
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Is there an easy way to create a multiboot grub2 usb flash using isos?

I've recently purchased a 32gb usb 3.0 flash drive. Because I find myself creating bootable flash drives all the time with different images, I'm looking for a way I could create ONE flash drive with ...
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deleted linux mint from windows 8 dual boot reinstalled linux can't make it work

I have a lenovo g710 laptop with windows 8.1 preinstalled.I made a dual boot with linux mint and everything was ok.Then i did something in linux terminal and when i restarted the pc linux wouldn't ...
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How to restore the access to the Samsung BIOS after restoring the MBR with the Dual-boot Repair tool on Windows 10?

I have a Samsung Ativ Book 2, which came with Windows 8.1 as I bought, but I updated to Windows 10. I needed to make a dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04 because of my work, but I didn't wanted to risk it, ...
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Win 7 boot issue after ubuntu dual install - can't rebuild BCD

I have been struggling with boot issues ever since I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS along Win 7 64 bits on myVAIO computer. To install it I chose "Something else" and resized the partition myself ...
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Grub Rescue upon attempting to reinstall WIn8.1 on Msata

New device and not dual boot as far as I am aware. New clean install of win 8.1 was compromised. Intel provided a new device. Upon attempting to reinstall 8.1, it would not allow installation onto ...
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GRUB and Windows on a Revodrive 3

I came across an interesting problem: My Windows 10 installation is on an OCZ Revodrive 3 (EOL). To detect the Revodrive during installation a driver is necessary. I recently started using Linux (...
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GRUB2 not seeing hard drives after reboot

I have three hard drives installed: /dev/sda1: LABEL="Wiederherstellung" UUID="044AE97A4AE9693E" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="549b8c2d-7c9a-45b4-8de2-e4177da085ea" ...
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Missing /grub/stage1 file

My situation goes like this. I have a SW-RAID1 setup on the server. Unforunately, it is only able to boot from device sda, without it. The server will not be able to boot up using device sdb. So after ...
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Can't boot kali linux under grub2 (usb flash)

I split usb flash to three part: | For DATA | For Kali Linux | Persistence | Then i'm install grub on /dev/sdb2: sudo grub-install --no-floppy --root-directory=/mnt/linux /dev/sdb Write /boot/...
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Windows 10 does not boot (Maybe isn't considered as OS?)

I have a problem with booting Windows 10. I use Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 and first I instantly got back to GRUB when selecting Windows 10 then I booted from Windows 10 installer media and ran ...
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Recover a Windows partition (under GRUB) and lost files

I am bringing this question and comments here, after feeling stackoverflow wasn't a place for me. I hope, at least, get some help here. Thank you very much indeed in advance. I really need a solution ...
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Recover data from formatted harddrive [duplicate]

I had a dual boot machine with Windows 8 and Deepin linux on it. Last week I removed WIndows 8 and installed windows 8.1. After installing Windows 8.1 grub was removed. I followed How can I repair ...
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Add Chakra to Grub (installed by Mint)

I have 4x30G partitions on my SSD. I installed Mint to the first one. Mint installed grub2 with it, which recognizes Win7 on a HDD as well, so I thought I keep this boot loader. I installed Chakra to ...