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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Stop Windows 8.1 from removing Grub

I've got a relatively new HP Envy machine running Windows 8.1 that I want to run Ubuntu on. Installation works great and I'm all happy until I boot back into Windows, at which point grub is removed ...
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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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GRUB shows up unexpectedly when booting after CMOS Reset

Basically, my computer has 3 hard drives. 2 HDDs, 1 SSD. Years ago, I installed a Linux partition on one of the HDDs, but decided to move back to solely using Winodws(gaming pc) and removed Linux from ...
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Awful beeping sound on boot

I formated the entire hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook 5.2. Ubuntu boots decently fast, however there is a disconcerning garbled image on screen: After that Ubuntu runs fairly ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8.1 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ...
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GRUB disabling timeout if PC reboots too often

I have a multi-boot enabled system that has a few operating systems installed on it, and the booting of the actual OS is handled by GRUB initially. I have the following options in my boot menu: [*] ...
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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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Attempted downgrade from GRUB2 to GRUB; can't boot into ubuntu anymore

So I just did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate and installed ubuntu 12.10 beside it. I kept the windows bootloader in the mbr at the advice if my tutorial (i used easyBCD to enable an option for ...
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GRUB not loading

I just installed Fedora 18 alongside a pre-existing windows 7 from a live-usb to a single 1TB hard disk with multiple partitions. created all necessary partitions as recommended: / :40GB /boot ...
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How to recover a bootloader after installing ram?

After a wonderful fiasco trying to figure out what caused the bluescreens in my PC, it turned out that it was a bad stick of ram. I figured I'll just get two brand new 4 GB kits - all together 8 GB, ...
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Why can't I install grub on /dev/sda3?

I've installed to hard drive using 50% of HD. So Windows has 2 partitions. Then I manually made 2 partitions for ubuntu: #3 primary /boot ext4 #5 crypted section with volumegroup for root and swap ...
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Misused mke2fs and cannot boot into system

I installed ubuntu with wubi in windows7 64bit, and I had installed Mandriva 2011 with a disk. I tried to learn linux with Ubuntu and misused mke2fs; after I reboot my computer, windows7 and ubuntu ...
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GRUB default boot editing

I have a box with Ubuntu, FreeBSD and Win32. The default boot preference is Ubuntu. How can I change that option to be FreeBSD(or Win)? Can the boot selection time frame (currently of 10 seconds) be ...
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Windows 7/Ubunutu dual boot

I recently attempted a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio. The installation for Ubuntu went well, but Windows 7 would not load from the Grub menu. I ran the auto repair from the ...
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Rhel 6 does not boot

out of a sudden my rhel6 has issue when booting. It stuck at where the bottom loading bar finished loading. Dont know what you call that page as... Ive tried booting into single user mode but what can ...
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Triple boot with windows 8, windows 7 and ubuntu

I tried to install windows 8 to an new hdd, but after installation i cant boot it with grub.I configured grub with sudo update-grub, it added the Windows 8 to the menu (which is instaled to sdb) but ...
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windows crashing after installing fedora 16

I have HP dv6 pavilion. I installed fedora 16 in it along with windows. I installed fedora on a separate partition. After installation I booted to windows, but it crashed. It shows a "starting windows ...
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Finishing up and Arch Linux install and Grub is failing to install

Not sure what to do at this point. I finished all of the Arch Linux installer and get to the bootloader step and it fails. This is for a dual booted Windows 7/Arch laptop if that helps at all. Not ...
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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 ...