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 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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BSOD, MBR corrupt, tried to fix using Testdisk on Linux dual boot, now nothing works

The short story is I received a BSOD from a Windows program. I then couldn't boot Windows. My system is set up with GRUB to dual boot into CentOS, so I booted into CentOS and attempted to fix the MBR ...
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Triple booting on a Mac Book [almost there]; boot loader issues

Here is my current GPT/MBR partition table: Current GPT partition table: # Start LBA End LBA Type 1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT) 2 409640 663646255 Mac OS X ...
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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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How to add an item GRUB 1.98?

I am having trouble with GRUB version 1.98. I have been using GRUB 0.97 for a long time and can do pretty much what I want with it. It appears that the last version of Debian (6.0) installs GRUB ...
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GRUB doesn't show up when second hard drive is present

I just finished messing with Windows 7 + Linux Mint dualboot and finally got it to work. Grub handles the booting. It works as expected as long as I have only my main hard drive connected. When I ...
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Is it possible to boot a Windows VHD using GRUB on a physical machine?

Is it possible to boot Windows from a VHD file which is stored on a Linux partition? I don't want to run Windows under VirtualBox. Linux is the only OS on the hard drive, and Windows should only ...
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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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dracut Warning: Unable to process initqueue

I'm on Mageia2 x86_64 with kernel 3.3.8-desktop-2.mga2. The kernel boot normally. My laptop is old so i need the old kernel for better compatibility and functionality. The problem is that the old ...
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Custom MS-DOS / FreeDOS

Goal : Build a custom DOS to boot into. To automate tasks like formating a drive, or doing recovery. I've been using Grub4DOS to boot into these images. So far I've looking into taking a windows ...
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Unable to change default OS

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10, Linux Mint and Windows 7 in my system. I tried to set Windows 7 as my default OS but Linux Mint remains as default. I tried to change the order through StartUpManager in ...
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Moving Win7 partition to other disk using Linux: how can I have win7 boot again?

I recently got a new notebook which came with Win7 preinstalled. I'm not a Windows guy (all Linuxes here) but I decided to keep it just in case. The problem is that the notebook came with a 5400rpm ...
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Add Windows Vista to the grub menu

I had Windows Vista installed on my computer and created a partition to install Fedora 15. I chose the option to install fedora on any free space, so it should have installed on the empty partition. ...
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Grub doesn't load Ubuntu 10.10 after update

I recently installed a lot of updates for Ubuntu 10.10, since 11.04 didn't work on my system (Lenovo x201). Today after the update, grub still exists and lists all OS on boot-up. Starting Windows 7 ...
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Cannot find grldr in all devices

I'm running wubi on XP machine. Started out originally with 8.04, and gradually upgraded to 10.04. Recently, I was creating linux bootable USB drive, and put it in my system to see if it would work. ...
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Windows 8.1+Debian 7.7 (GRUB) Dual Boot across two SSDs not allowing restoration of MBR for Windows

I've tried too many different things to list, but I'll explain the main ones. SSD 1 => Windows 8.1 (Primary Boot in BIOS) SSD 2 => Debian 7.7 GRUB is currently in place as bootloader. I've ...
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Can't get Windows 8.1 to appear in loader list in GRUB

I have a Dell laptop with Win 8.1 preinstalled and wanted to dual boot to Linux. So I partitioned off 100gb of the main and only hard drive and installed Kali Linux (Debian 7). It asked if I wanted to ...
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How to hide grub menu on boot and show it only when pressing a certain key?

I want to install linux in a machine, along with windows, but I wouldn't want people to notice. So I thought if there was some way to hide grub menu on startup to make it directly boot from the ...
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how to modify Grub or mgr so that I can boot into windows 7 instead of Neogrub

I have installed windows7 in C drive. Now I use easyBCD to install ubuntu. I followed the steps according to an article which teaches how to install ubuntu-windows dual system(not in English, so I ...
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how to skip grub dual boot option menu entirely (without picking an OS to boot)

I'd like to skip the entire Grub 2 interface, where I have to decide booting Linux or Windows im running linux ubuntu lastest version (14.04.1 LTS) and windows 8.1 both 64 bit versions. I've ...
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Installing Debian 7.6.0 on Lenovo Y50

I was trying to install Debian on my new laptop: a Lenovo Y50 64bit running Windows 8. I got together with a friend and installed Debian in his computer first and had no problems. However I've tried ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows Metro Boot Loader

I'm having a laptop with 4 Partitions, [1] 350 MB Windows System Reserverd [2] 40 GB for Windows Installation [3] 25 GB for Ubuntu Installation [4] 400 GB for Data Storage I have installed Windows ...
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grub having problems with Windows7 booting

I installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. It was working properly until yesterday. I went to do some work after I switched on my laptop and selected Windows, but when I came back my laptop's ...
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Windows 8 boot menu entries of ubuntu on ESP

So, I have a hp pavilion with Windows 8 pre-installed OS on it. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in UEFI mode with secure boot disabled and then reloaded GRUB through Windows so that every time I boot I see ...
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Linux doesn't find root file system when booting

I bought an SSD and to try the speed improvement while leaving the current system intact, I cloned my old root partition (/dev/sda1) onto the SSD (/dev/sdb1) and added a new Grub boot entry: title ...
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Why booting is stoping at the <initramfs> prompt?

I am running Debian Xfce on virtual box(Host OS : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS).In Debian i downloaded the source code of Linux kernel-2.6.32.61 from https://www.kernel.org/ and i configured it and compiled it ...
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unable to boot windows or linux, grub rescue

I recently set up a dual-boot on my laptop with windows 7 and linux mint. Then I deleted the partition which linux mint was on, that turned out to be a very bad decision. When I try to boot I get: ...
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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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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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Re-install linux by ssh

I have remote machine with OpenSUSE, and I cant interact with it only by SSH. I want to install Debian to this machine, how can I do it? I search answers, but each of them assumes, I have physical ...
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Using Windows bootloader instead of GRUB2

I installed Ubuntu onto a partition on my SSD along side an install of Windows 7. However, after booting the PC continued to boot into Windows without offering Ubuntu as an option. I found a solution ...
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How to remove GRUB 2.0 and Mint(15) AND restore the Windows 8 boot GUI?

The bottom line is that I have no use for Mint Linux anymore, and would like to remove grub along with the OS. The problem is that I finally have Windows 8 set up just that special little way I like ...
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How to boot to tftp grub via a USB drive

I have a PXE server setup for network booting systems via grub. Unfortunately, I don't have control over the entire network's DHCP servers, so I can't network boot all systems. I'd like to create a ...
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What is the correct way to install linux on a Macbook Pro

I've had a lot of trouble doing this. It always is unable to boot after installation (I get the famous question-mark in a folder thing). I've installed http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/ however after ...
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How to make grub2 boot before os loads

I feel kinda silly asking this but I would like to know if it is possible to have grub2 boot before an OS loads. I'm currently running an ACER V3-571-6643 with windows 8 on it and I installed Ubuntu ...
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I took an image from entire hard disk of a real PC running linux FC4 and try to run it under virtual box but grub freezes all the time

I am trying to run an image which I took from an actual PC (cpu = intel/motherboard=unknown to me/ os = FC 4/ RAID disk controller) and I want to run that image under virtual machine ...
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Does the “GRUB rescue” message means corrupted OS?

Recently I've found that one of my hard drive are going to fail so I bought a new one yesterday. The OS hard drive ( It got a dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint, it will go to windows boot menu then ...
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Installing Debian on existing encrypted lvm

I have a dual-boot machine, where I already set up Ubuntu in an encrypted lvm. I want to use the same lvm for Crunchbang (a debian derivative), since I designed that lvm with two root-Volumes, a ...
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Is it a good practice to create a separated partition for a grub2 loader?

I want install Debian 6. I want have a grub2 as a boot loader. I read, that creating a separated primary /boot partition for the kernel (with read-only access) is a good practice. Is it also a good ...
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Getting “GRUB loading … no such partition”?

I am having a dual os, windows 7 and linux, the c drive have 20 GB, in which 5 GB is allocated for windows 7 (original) and 15 gb for linux since the spacing for windows is very low i used EaseUS ...
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Two hard drives with windows and linux, windows won't boot

I recently installed fedora 17 to one of the hard drives in my computer. Before hand, I had windows 7 on my other hdd in the same computer. Now, when I try to boot the windows 7 hard drive, I get the ...
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Linux can't boot without acpi=off on Thinkpad

I recently installed Linux Mint 12 - the Gnome version - on a new Lenovo Thinkpad L520 for a friend. It's running kernel 3.0.0-12- generic. When I booted - either into the live CD, or into the ...
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linux mint is not starting. grub issues?

I dual booted my xp installing mint, everything went well, i gave the cd to my friend and he installed linux mint 12 but it's not starting, i mean there's no menu where you choose what OS you want to ...
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Booting an EXT4 image file from GRUB2

My friend needed a fast HDD so I gave her my small 64GB SDD. This SSD had my Linux install on it. I used dd to make an image of the partition (boot, root and home on one partition). This partition is ...
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Why can't I load a new kernel in? What went wrong?

grub still cannot load my new kernel, I did the following to install my new kernel: I extracted my new kernel source in /usr/src/linux-2.6.31.6. Added the rt patch patch-2.6.31.6-rt19 to it using: ...
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Windows7 and Ubuntu 11.04 in grub

I installed Windows7 on my new netbook (x121e ThinkPad) and then installed Ubtuntu 11.04 afterwards, but grub won't load after startup and windows always starts immediatly. I already did such a setup ...
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Grub password appears to be plain md5 in hex, not md5-crypt in base64

The menu.lst file has a line that looks like "password --md5 c5ae09c39ad1e0d2aa12231eea7bc5c2" The grub-md5-crypt command creates salted, iterated md5 hashes that look more like ...
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How to install only GRUB bootloader and put chainloader to load automatically Windows?

I broke my boot partition but Windows is still installed and unaccessible. I had only Windows installed on my computer before. How can I install GRUB and chainload it to automatically load Windows? ...
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Debian Squeeze, linux-image-2.6.32-5-486: Boot process halts with [<c1003997>] ? kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10

I just upgraded an old box from Debian Etch to Lenny, and then from Lenny to Squeeze. Upon getting the system up to Squeeze, I installed the latest 2.6 kernel, linux-image-2.6.32-5-486. When I ...
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GRUB 2 configuration has no effect

I've edited /etc/default/grub to set a timeout and a default selection. I ran update-grub and my changes were reflected in /boot/grub/grub.cfg. When I reboot, I can see the new default selection be ...