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 select OS via grub on headless system?

I have a dual boot system (Linux and Windows) that I normally run headless and which boots by default into Linux (which is what I use mainly). This all works fine, except that on occasions when I want ...
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Windows 7 destroys my GRUB2 on every boot

I have a dual boot setup with Ubuntu and Windows 7, I generally use Ubuntu but some times start Windows 7. Every time I have used Windows 7 my GRUB2 installation brakes and as soon as GRUB2 is ...
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CloneZilla Broke My System? Ubuntu Installation Lost After Running CloneZilla

I just read through this post and tried to get my installation back using this answer to no avail. What happened to me is this: I spent an hour or more reading through the CloneZilla docs. I ...
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new items on GRUB screen in ubuntu/linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: change the boot menu - GRUB I regularly update my ubuntu (10.04), and new minor versions keep accumulating on the GRUB screen. Right now I have 5 different versions ...
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Install latest kernel to Ubuntu and have grub acknowledge the new installed kernel

I have an installed Ubuntu Distro (Karmic 9.10) already. However, due to some problems with xorg ati driver, I cannot standby my computer. Some guy have suggested me to try the latest version of xorg ...
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Install grub on 2nd hard drive

I have 2 HDs in my machine: Drive 1 with grub and my Windows XP OS Drive 2 with only Ubuntu 9.04 I would like to be able to boot directly from drive 2. I am missing grub on drive 2... how do I ...
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Make my Old Hard Drive Not Bootable

Frequently my bios for some reason tries to boot to my old HDD instead of my new SSD. This is starting to get very annoying have to switch HDD priorities every time I restart my computer. Disk 0 ...
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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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Windows 8 doesn't show up in my grub menu

I have two HD's, one with Fedora 20, and the other with Windows 8. I can choose at start up which drive to boot from, and choosing the one where I installed windows does make it start, but I would ...
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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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grub-install gives an error message I don't understand

I'm new to Linux, am using CentOS 6.3, and am attempting to install CentOS 5.8 ISO to a pen drive following instructions from here. My pen drive is /dev/sda and partition 1 is vfat. It's mounted on ...
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Make flash drive bootable with MULTIPLE Windows Installers

I have seen many ways to make a USB an installer for about any Windows OS. But how can I (using grub or something like that) make it bootable to all editions on Windows XP and 7? I have tried ...
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Black screen appears when booting new install of Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop, cannot access Grub menu to fix

I installed 11.10 on my desktop PC but get a black screen after the BIOS screen when I try to boot it. I was able to run 10.04.04 on my hard drive before installing 11.10 and I am also able to use ...
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GRUB2 doesn't see Windows 8 Consumer Preview

I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and Windows replaced the boot manager (GRUB). Usually, I could restore GRUB using Super Grub Disk, but in this case I had to use Rescatux, because SGD returned ...
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Recovering GRUB/Arch Linux after installing Windows 7

So on my desktop I have Arch Linux installed but I need to dual boot with Windows 7. After installing Windows 7, it's bootloader takes over and the original GRUB is gone. Now, I've done this before ...
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Does it matter if an OS is listed in GRUB but not available?

I want to create a second OS install on an eSATA disk (Ubuntu to be precise) and create a dualboot with my already existing Windows 7 install. I want use Ubuntu's GRUB bootloader and it should be ...
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Getting only grub prompt after installing dual boot Windows 7 then Ubuntu and EasyBCD

I'm having an annoying problem. I installed Windows 7 a long time ago, yesterday I installed Ubuntu 10.04. After installing the Ubuntu, it was working great (I got the grub boot menu and everything) ...
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Nothing can read my hardware RAID0… Except Ubuntu

I used to have my system setup entirely on a 2tb RAID 0 (risky I know) but I recently upgraded to having Ubuntu running on a SSD and using the RAID for file storage. Since the Ubuntu 11.04 update my ...
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Grub on FreeBSD

I am new to FreeBSD world and currently using pfsense as a guest on Virtualbox. FreeBSD comes with default BTX bootloader. I want to replace it with Grub. I tried running grub-install on /dev/ad1 or ...
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remove windows 7 dual boot with ubuntu

I want to uninstall win7 from my linux dual boot system and also want to remove booting option so that after removing windows it should automatically boot my ubuntu . So what step should I follow to ...
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Getting into grub loader in Ubuntu Virtual Box machine

I have Ubuntu guest OS installed on Virtual Box on windows. But I have forgotten all passwords for user and root accounts. But when I try to get into grub by pressing escape at startup, nothing ...
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Windows 7 Keeps Changing the MBR on boot (grub2)

I installed Ubuntu in my new notebook. It originally comes with Windows 7 installed on it. Everything works nice however every time i boot into Windows7 the grub menu doesn't work any more. i can't ...
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boot.ini Issue - Multi-boot System, Linux, XP and XP64 - Missing File in system32 Message

I have an interesting issue that has me stumped. Not that I'm a computer whiz or anything. I have a multi-boot system with two hard drives: one drive has CentOS and Windows XP 64-bit and the other ...
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Why SuperGrubDisk won't boot up anything?

I burned a SuperGrubDisk by going to http://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group%5Fid=10921 and downloading grub-rescue-cdrom.iso which is ...
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Dualbooting Windows 7 and Gentoo, error

I'm trying to setup a dualboot with Gentoo Linux and Windows 7. Heres my partitions: /dev/sda1 /boot partition, ext2 /dev/sda2 Windows 7 partition, ntfs /dev/sda3 swap partition, Linux swap ...
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How to repartition my drive for dual booting Ubuntu and Windows

I need to repartition my drive so that I can dual boot windows and Ubuntu. I have an older laptop so I need to have the kernel in a BIOS accessible partion. With my current partition layout as done ...
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Why does grub2 boot menu show abnormally like this?

My distribution is Fedora 22. The grub2 boot menu screen is obviously wrong. How to make it show in full screen? Thanks in advance. PS. My display's default resolution is 1920x1080. When I logged ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid) is so slow at startup

My laptop is Dell Inspiron N4050 that its RAM was upgraded to 8 GB. I have dual boot OS (Win8 and Ubuntu). My laptop is so slow when booting from Ubuntu It takes about 2 minutes but Win8 will boot at ...
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How to make my restore partition usable again?

I have an old Samsung X420 in which I had installed Linux years ago, alongside Windows 7. I gave it to my girlfriend to use and since she didn't deal well with Linux and GRUB, I wiped and recreated ...
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UEFI strange behavior - works once but deletes MBR

I have a Toshiba Satellite L50-A1-D6 with the latest (14 November 2014) BIOS update. I have removed Windows 8, completely formatted the HDD (in GPT), and installed Linux (Ubuntu, but this is not ...
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Cannot EFI boot from Clonezilla disk image

I have created a Ubuntu Server 14.04 system that I would like to clone to several other machines with exactly the same hardware specifications. The system is an Intel NUC2820 with 30 GB SSD. The ...
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Kali Linux and Bootloader problems

At first I was using Windows 8.1... I downloaded Kali and put it on flash memory. The options got me to either: -Browse live -Install I browsed it live a little then went to installation. Grub ...
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Problems with starting Windows after installing Ubuntu on a multiboot pc

Before I recently upgraded my Ubuntu OS, I had a multiboot with Windows 7, Windows XP and Ubuntu. When I started the computer, the GRUB bootloader would usually show the options: Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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Have Yum update vmlinuz, initramfs symlinks in /boot automatically (Fedora)

Whenever Yum updates the kernel, there's a new set of (vmlinuz* initramfs*) files in /boot and the Grub config is updated to directly point to those new files. Where is the setting that will force ...
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Ubuntu: change kernel order

How can I change the boot kernel order in Ubuntu server 13.10? grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg menuentry 'Ubuntu' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option ...
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Trying to boot Kali Linux from USB on Mid 2010 macbook pro

I created a Kali Linux Live USB (MBR with compatibility for both BIOS+EFI) and created an /EFI/BOOT directory on the USB's root directory, with the file bootx64.efi in it. However, when I tried to ...
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How to create a boot program that will ask which Rescue Disk to load?

Hello I have huge collection of rescue disks and live OSs. I have extracted them in my USB pendrive. I want "boot program script" that will ask on start which rescue program or live OS is to be ...
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Still Booting to Windows after Debian Install

I recently installed Debian Linux to one of of my storage drives alongside Windows 7 (on a different drive) and for some reason when I start up my computer I still boot right into Windows instead of ...
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GNU GRUB - Misaligned display/screen

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 - and upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 recently - Ubuntu installed the GRUB (version 2.00-7ubuntu11) boot menu. When I first got Ubuntu, I changed the default OS ...
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How do I get my ThinkPad T420s to boot Ubuntu 12.10 (on disk) instead of trying to netboot first?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my ThinkPad T420s (no other operating system installed), and it is working. But there is a small thing which I just don't like... Everytime I shutdown and reboot, it's ...
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Encrypting a Dual-Boot Hard Drive

I have a computer dual-booting Windows 7 and Arch Linux. The Arch installation has already been encrypted with LUKS and LVM, as follows: sda Computer's Hard Drive, GRUB2 in MBR | sda1 ...
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Repair GRUB bootloader for multiboot system

I have two hard disks – one a 1TB and the other a 250 GB. I installed the OSes in the following order: Windows 7 on the first hard disk (1 TB) After that Kubuntu 12.04 on a partition (/dev/sdb7) on ...
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Is it possible to boot Windows normally, but boot up Ubuntu if certain usb drive is in?

I have 2 operating systems installed. But I want the operating system that boots, to be dependant on whether there is a usb flash drive inserted or not. If a flash drive is not inserted - boot ...
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Slow Windows 7 bootup after grub dual boot

I have a 1.5TB SATA drive with a fresh (working) installation of Windows 7 Ultimate. I decided I'd like to dual boot with Ubuntu. I have a separate 500GB drive that I wanted to use. Previously, my ...
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GRUB in text-only mode?

I'm attempting to install linux on a (mostly headless) machine that fails when it attempts to pipe out VGA resolution graphics (or, in other words, it can only handle vanilla console text). Ten years ...
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Dual booting Linux/Win7, Grub refuses to load Win7

Decided to give Linux Mint a try (Ubuntu's interface annoys me), so I installed it with the intention of dual booting with Windows 7. Installation went fine, but now I can only boot into Linux Mint. ...
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Move Grub to a different drive

I recently added a new ssd to my machine which I intended to have as my main drive. I installed crunchbang and everything went fine, except I unthinkingly accepted updating/overwriting the MBR on my ...
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Debug/step into a Linux boot

Is there a way to watch Linux boot as though it was a program compiled with GCC on a Linux environment using the -g switch so, say, I can step through the entire boot sequence from GRUB onwards, ...
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How do I remove Windows 7 from GRUB in Ubuntu 11.10?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Windows 7 Box. It's a single boot. The intention was to install Ubuntu and destroy Windows 7 with a full erasure if you will. However, post install my PC was ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 (64-bit) won't boot. Forgot to install GRUB 2. Manual GRUB install fails

I cannot get Ubuntu to boot. I downloaded the Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit mini.iso and installed it in Virtualbox (v.4.1.2 running on OS X 10.5.8). When I installed Ubuntu, I selected "Command-line expert ...