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 remove Grub Rescue?

Okay, before you flag this as duplicate, let me explain my exact situation. I had Win 7 installed on HDD1. I then installed Ubuntu on HDD2 as dual boat using unetbootin. Then, I installed a fresh ...
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Text mode console output shows a blank screen

I've started using a Technika LCD TV with my PC and, while it displays full OS graphics, the text that is usually displayed during boot up (with the exception of the initial BIOS screen) does not show ...
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Restoring MBR and GRUB bootloader

I have accidentally broken my Fedora 19 boot when installing Windows 7. Fedora is a separate HDD drive, but somehow it now has Win bootloader and no GRUB. How can I restore GRUB and fix Linux boot? ...
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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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Add Windows boot entries after installing Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 on its own bootable hard drive, Windows 8 on its own bootable hard drive and Ubuntu on its own bootable hard drive. I'm using the BIOS to manually select on which hard drive to boot. ...
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Kali Linux & Windows 7 : Switching Grub to MBR

I'm trying to install Kali Linux (i386) alongside Windows 7 (x64). I have prepared suitable free disk space and placed Kali there. The last thing done by installation was to prepare GRUB. whole kali ...
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Windows 7 not showing on Grub 2 list

I have Linux Mint and Windows 7 installed on two separate drives. I have bounced between the two all day (initially trying to get mint to show in the windows boot list, and now working on getting ...
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Disabling Windows Boot Manager And Using Grub2

All, I'm in a wierd situation, I would like to use grub2 to boot my Ubuntu, Windows 7 (old) and Windows 7 (new). I purchased an SSD and installed Windows on it. My old Window installation still ...
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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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Computer won't boot to system rescue CD, goes to GRUB bootloader instead

I'm trying to wipe a hard disk and am using System Rescue CD so I can launch DBAN from it. When the computer is powered on I press F12 to get to the boot menu but it doesn't come up and goes into the ...
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Grub HD wrong detection mapping

I have a SATA disc with several partitions, one with Centos and one with Clonezilla Live. Grub sees both entries correctly, and starts either OS correctly. Then I install my big monster (a bit of ...
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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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Why does GRUB 2 give me a recovery command line unless I reboot from that command line?

When I boot my computer, whether it be from the OS software reboot button or the physical power button on my laptop, GRUB gives me a command line. That, by itself, isn't so strange. I'd just assume ...
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UEFI ASUS system will not bring up grub menu nor boot F19

Just loaded the Fedora Live Games F19 to a hard drive on an ASUS UEFI system. It won't get to GRUB. I forgot to write the error message, but something about it not being bootable. I can follow up ...
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Removed Syslinux by Accident Cannot Properly Setup Dual Boot Win8 + Archlinux

by accident I removed initial sector and could not boot neither system. Now I`ve setup a grub where I can at least boot windows. I still have the config files from syslinux in: /dev/sdb5 Grub and ...
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How to delete the bootloader

I dualboot my pc, windows 7 64 bit, and some linux distro, nowadays i'm using crunchbang. I once had a problem, i lost my bootloader so i created one using easybcd. Later on, i installed a linux ...
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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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Does rebuilding the BCD affect the MBR?

I'm dual booting Linux Mint and Windows 7, and windows 7 is having a "device inaccessible" error preventing it from booting. I'm using grub for my MBR. From what I understand, the BCD is what ...
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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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Windows 8 system image restore failed (Error 0x80073B92)

I bought a new Asus laptop the other day and I removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 13.04. Now I'm trying to reinstall windows 8 from a system image but it fails. I have an ASUS Q550L ...
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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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how to install Windows Bootloader to MBR?

previously i had dual boot sytem with windows 7 and ubuntu. i tried removing ubuntu by formatting my system to factory condition using in-built recovery as i dint have external drive for that. but ...
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GRUB restarts on GRUB Loading

I have installed ArchLinux and I want to boot from SSD. My partitions (in /etc/fstab): /dev/sdb3 - mounted as / /dev/sda1 - mounted as /boot [bios_grub on] /dev/sda2 - mounted as /etc /dev/sda3 - ...
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Find out available options in /etc/default/grub

I see that in various Linux distributions different options/variables are used in /etc/default/grub. This might be because of different versions of grub2 used (I might be wrong?) On the net I can find ...
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Why I have to mount /dev /dev/pts /proc /run when I have to modify my GRUB config from a Live USB?

As the title says, why I have to do that (other than chrooting to my device) to change my GRUB CFG from a LiveUSB image? Thank you! EDIT: Reference: Click Me! I had the same error (cannot find ...
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No external installation mediums possible, can I boot this kernel through loadlin? [closed]

For this task some bootable USB stick drives are available, but the CD drive is broken without near chances to get a new, so can not cdimage burn and boot. Machine (Dell Latitude C400) does not seem ...
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Grub is not loading properly

So, I am fiddling with a Windows 7 and Linux Mint 15 dual boot setup for hours now. I have the following hardware setup: HD1: 15GB SSD, unpartitioned HD2: 1TB Disc Part 1 (sdb1): 100GB NTFS with ...
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Can't boot SSD from USB but with Super Grub Disk I managed to boot it. Why? How to solve?

Situation I have a very complex situation. Basically I have an o.s. on a SSD which I run on my home PC through eSata. That's ok, I use it on a daily basis, the o.s. runs fine, the SSD have no issues ...
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GRUB 2 menu is not showing Windows 8 in the menu when dual booting with Fedora 17 (32 Bit)

I am successfully able to install Fedora 17 (32 bit) along with Windows 8 on my system. But when I restart the system, the GRUB 2 menu doesn't show the windows 8. To troubleshoot the problem, I ...
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How to make Windows 8 BCD show boot menu instead of booting directly into Windows 8?

I have Windows 8, Windows XP and Ubuntu on my computer. And I am completely disappointed of modern logic of Windows 8 BCD. Say, I need to boot into Windows XP. Steps I must perform: Select "Windows ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partition, Forgot to Restore MBR, BIOS Supervisor Password

So, I have gotten into this madness. I deleted my notebook ubuntu partition, wanted to delete the ubuntu. But alas, I forgot to restore the MBR. Well, no biggie if I can access live usb ubuntu ...
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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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Can I use the TPM on linux without TrustedGrub?

I'd like to use the TPM to secure my boot process for my linux laptop. Any manual, howto or tutorial I have found about this topic mentions I have to use the TrustedGrub bootloader to keep up the ...
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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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Installing Linux without Affecting Windows 7

I have window 7 installed on my laptop and I can install linux (ubuntu). I just wanted to install it with following conditions. At the time of booting I get option for both OS, but if i delete ...
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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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How to get Windows 8 boot menu to choose OS in a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu?

I recently dual booted my system - Windows 8 and Ubuntu, installing the latter first. Now, when I boot into my system, I get the Ubuntu grub menu instead of the Windows 8 boot menu that has only two ...
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Fedora 18: Grub2-install, not installing to MBR

I have been having major headaches with Grub2. I deleted the MBR (its a long story) and I am now trying to restore it. I already restored all of my files, now all I need to do is reinstall grub from ...
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grub wont let go of my hard disk

how can i delete the place that contains grub files? i tried the below: deleted all the partitions of the hard disk twice: using Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 windows 8 installer. i have also ...
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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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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 ...