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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microsoft boot manager replaced by grub2?

I was running my pc with Win 8.1. I was thinking about trying linux for a long time so I decided to give it a try. I tried to install it several times but I was never able to boot to it, all I could ...
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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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Replace a laptop hard drive (Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed)

I have Sony Vaio laptop. The laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 OS. Later I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Grub. Now the hard is showing early signs of failure. How can I replace the hard disk ...
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Windows 8 not loading after Ubuntu 13.10 installation

My system was running on Window 8 Pro. One thing to note is that, my system is an assembled PC. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my system. After the installation, first I was not able to boot ...
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Disable GRUB boot manager from Windows 8

I decided to get rid of the Fedora installation on my hard drive by deleting the partitions and extending my windows partition. To repair the boot loader I used a Windows recovery disc and command ...
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After Ubuntu installation Windows 8 cannot be loaded from GRUB menu

After 3 weeks of trying, today I installed Ubuntu 13.10 in my system. My system was already running on Windows 8 Pro. I installed Ubuntu by manually selecting a drive. The installation was ...
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How to restore Ubuntu broken partition after Windows 7 install

I previously had a Windows 7 partition and a Ubuntu partition. When I formatted and reinstalled Windows 7, somehow the Ubuntu partition got corrupted. I can't open it and recover my files even with ...
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Issues installing Kali Linux alongside Windows 8

I am running Windows 8 64-bit with an i3-3230m with 750GB HDD and 8GB RAM. I installed Kali onto a 40GB unallocated partition. (Note: I had to change to Legacy mode in BIOS or my computer would not ...
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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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USB multiboot: Everything except Clonezilla works

I am trying to add the Clonezilla live iso to my multiboot USB key. Every other distro seems to work, but Clonezilla boots to the prompt (initramfs) instead of launching properly. I have modified ...
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Inhibit grub on multiboot with UEFI and GPT

I'm running a multiboot laptop with GPTs. The OS'es include Windows, Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu. Each distro tries to control booting the computer, but each has its own little quirks. For example, two ...
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Remove Ubuntu completely from my computer and install windows

I installed Ubuntu in my machine after formatting my computer. It is now difficult to remove and restore my Windows. The problem is that I can't boot from my Windows CD. I select the option to burn ...
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How to change the partition which MBR points to?

I can not boot my computer, so I use Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD instead. I change the partition of boot loader from sda9 to sda8, so the MBR cannot point to the correct loader. How could I do now? How to ...
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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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Windows 8 won't boot after rewriting partition table

I was recovering a deleted partition using Testdisk to rewrite the partition table. However after that, windows 8 refused to boot up. On boot, I am presented with an blue screen saying that there was ...
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Install CentOS on top of Ubuntu (dual boot)

I have a Ubuntu desktop and would like to install CentOS on top of it as a dual boot. The machine has two drives, each with one partition. I don't want to risk harming my Ubuntu installation. I'd ...
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PC reboots after “Welcome to Grub” unless booted from BIOS

I have a Linux machine running on an ASUS P8H77-I. The boot drive is correctly set in the BIOS. If I let it boot normally, I see the Welcome to Grub line, then it reboots, and repeats forever. If I ...
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Is GNU GRUB installed under a OS, or not under any OS?

BIOS, a boot loader, is installed not under any OS. Is GNU GRUB, another boot loader, installed under a OS, or not under any OS? Thanks!
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linux live on SD card - booting with persistence automatically

i am running a live debian distro with persistence off an SD card with linux live. this is all working fine, but in order to boot with persistence, i must currently press TAB and manually type in ...
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Zorin OS not starting?

I have Zorin OS and Elementary OS installed in the same partition of my computer. I am able to boot Elementary but Zorin OS is not starting. I use grub bootloader. When I try to start Zorin OS, it ...
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recovering from grub rescue screen prompt

I have got a Grub rescue screen on a CNC machining centre and I cant get the machine to boot up. I have looked up other questions relating to grub rescue can I restore grub without a live cd. When I ...
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Create live mulitbootable flash drive with linux and windows7

So recently I have been having some trouble with my laptop, been getting bsod... So I thought, instead of carrying my external around with me and risking it becoming damaged, why not create a ...
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Razer Anansi doesn't work in GNU GRUB 2

My new Razer Anansi keyboard does not function in the GNU GRUB version 2.00-19ubuntu2 bootloader that's running on my machine. The backlights do not turn on, and the keyboard is unresponsive. This ...
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Can't boot into Windows with Grub | Debian install

I have Windows 7 installed on a second harddrive, and I just installed Debian on my first hard drive. Sadly, the bootloader (grub2) is not picking up my existing Windows installation, and I can't ...
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Dualboot Fedora 20 + Windows 8 on separate drives

Well hello there, I have a little problem with my dualboot setup. So I decided to dualboot Windows (for gaming-puposes) and Fedora (for everything else), and I also decided to give them separate ...
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I Lost Fedora entry point

I had Windows 8 on my laptop and i installed Fedora 19 after that. I also installed grub-customizer on Fedora and I was being able to reach both operating system via GRUB screen on start-up. Recently ...
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Debian 7.3.0 - Is GRUB necessary?

I've been playing around with Debian lately, as it seemed to me like the most logical step after starting my Linux journey with Ubuntu (I really don't like Unity and installing GNOME along side it ...
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Unable to install the linux kernel

I downloaded the Linux kernel version 3.6.10 from http://kernel.org. I was on an Ubuntu Linux when I opened the .tar file to a separate partition of 30GB. My ideal aim is to have my current Ubuntu ...
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How to install MBR on to harddrive

Little bit of background... And i may be incorrect. Someone before me, installed the MBR on one hard drive & the Windows 2008 OS on another ard drive. So when the hard drive with the MBR went ...
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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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multi-booting Linux distros in the same partition

When I install a linux distribution, I allot the disk space to be used during the installation. I could only use up to the allotment. When I am running out of disk space I have to manually shrink one ...
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How to copy GRUB from a 64-bit system to USB drive usable for a 32-bit system?

In order to have GRUB on USB drive, we have to clone it from somewhere it is installed. I need a USB drive with Linux (Ubuntu) in order to repair a 32-bit system. I have a 64-bit system where I will ...
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Grub Network Boot, where do system files go?

I have made a folder structure for network boot using PXE and Grub with the command grub-mknetdir. I have put those files in a valid served tftp folder on Server Machine. I have put a valid kernel ...
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Grub Customizer Crashes, reset Grub settings

I have a problem with Grub Customizer, I installed it and re-installed it, but every time I run it, it crushes before I can do anything. The thing is my Grub 2 Bootloader now is full with previous ...
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GRUB2 documentation about rd.lvm, rd.luks, and rd.md options

I was searching for documentation on how the options rd.lvm.lv, rd.luks.uuid, options work, but could not find anything relevant. The official documentation does not mention them. After installing ...
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Removing Windows entry from GRUB menu

I have installed Fedora 20 on an external hard drive partition. Windows is installed on an internal hard drive partition. When I boot from USB storage device (that is the external hard drive), GRUB ...
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How to add a new kernel entry in grub2? [duplicate]

Please anybody help me! I am building kernel from source code downloaded from http://kernel.org. I successfully built it and installed modules. Now i want that my kernel option should come at the ...
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Installed #! Linux with encryption; computer no longer boots

I am rather stumped as to what to do at this point. I installed #! Linux with the encryption option (using whole disk). Afterwards it installed grub as well. The computer no longer boots at all ...
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I want to bring Lubuntu to the first position and bring Zorin OS to second position in GRUB Menu

So, I installed Zorin OS and now want to bring back my lubuntu to the default position. I am a newbie so please give a Brief answer I want to bring Lubuntu to the first position and bring Zorin OS to ...
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dd to clone 2 hard drives with 2 OSes and an encrypted partition

So, I have a question with this complex back-up process. My computer has a 32GB SSD, where Ubuntu 13.10 and all programs that run on that system are located. There is only one partition on that drive, ...
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How to repair bootloader

To make a long story short; I installed some linux (pear 8), couldn't run it for some reason (error from the grub loader), then, I couldn't start windows 8.1 also, some error message. I used ...
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Which hdX,Y do I use when trying to repair grub rescue without live cd/usb?

I deleted my linux mint partition not knowing that it would cause me to be unable to acess ubuntu, i have found another artial on how to fix it without a live cd/usb but i dont know what hdX,Y to use. ...
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Repair Windows 8 Bootloader within Ubuntu

I was trying to boot Ubuntu from the Windows bootloader using EasyBCD, but it ended up removing Windows from the menu. I ended up reinstalling Ubuntu and now I have Grub with Windows 8 as an option. ...
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Can't boot operating system

I have a 1TB hard drive containing Windows 7 Home Premium and another 0.7TB hard drive containing Ubuntu Studio. After I installed Ubuntu, I got the new GRUB boot screen, and I wanted to remove it and ...
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ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS grub error

I downloaded the .iso file for ubuntu desktop 12.04.3 from the official download page of ubuntu. I am using a 64bit system with the following specs: -Intel i7 3610QM - 1TB HDD - 8gb ram - asus ...
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Dual Booting Kali Linux with Windows 7. Atheros Killer E2200 not found + 2 different HDD

I'm having trouble installing Kali on a MSI GE70 2OE with a SSD HD and a standard SATA HD. I've installed W7 on the SSD, and then partitioned my SATA in two parts: One 800Gb for W7 and another 200Gb ...
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Does Installing bootloader to the MBR affect “Master Partition table” in any way?

I'm a learning grub2. I have a system with 4 primary partitions, with Windows 8 installed on drive C. I'm planning to install grub on the MBR, so I can boot ubuntu/backtrack.iso images. I know that ...
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Can't access Ubuntu or Windows after shut down the Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7 as partition. I was using ubuntu for some time and tried to shut down. But it doesn't shown shut down dialog box. So I again tried to shut down from top right ...
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Does my computer fail to boot because I removed RAM?

I have a dual-boot (Windows 7 64-bit and Linux) system. A couple weeks ago I doubled my RAM from 4GB to 8GB. However, the new RAM was causing all sorts of boot problems with both Windows and Linux, so ...
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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: ...