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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Disable Advanced Options entry automatic generation in GRUB

Is it possible to instruct GRUB to not include the Advanced Options entry while it routinely updates? I mean this snippet in /boot/grub/grub.cfg which I forced to remove manually every time some ...
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Can't get 1440x900 resolution with GRUB2 although vbeinfo says it's available

I'm trying to use GRUB2 in graphical mode with 1440x900 resolution, but the result is always garbled nonsense: the highest resolution I can get is 1280x800. Word is from googling that long as vbeinfo ...
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laptop not booting after debian install

Last night I installed the latest debian to replace a particularly corrupted old ubuntu installation. When I went to reboot, it just gets into an endless cycle of reboots and doesn't even get to a ...
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Boot with wimboot a Windows x64 image on UEFI 32 bits

I have a Tablet PC that runs Windows x86 and Ubuntu x64 (mixed mode) on UEFI 32 bits with GRUB2 installed. I've tried to boot a Windows x64 WinPE image using wimboot program on GRUB2 becouse it ...
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Dual Boot on fakeraid

I am having some issues with my MSI notebook: Currently there is Windows 10 installed in UEFI mode and the C: partition is Bitlocker encrypted. The Main disk is a RAID0 which is setup in the BIOS ...
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Kali linux 2.0 failed to connect to lvmetad.Falling back to device scanning

I added rolling repo from kali.org and did update and upgrade, then I rebooted,now I get following error on black screen Warning:Failed to connect to lvmetad. Falling back to device scanning. "disk/...
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Arch/Grub - Disable booting message

I just installed Arch Linux for the first time. I'd like to achieve just a black screen when booting until I'm asked for the login. I'm using grub as a boot loader. And added the line: ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 fails on Windows 7 / Ubuntu dual boot machine

My attempts to upgrade my Windows 7 install to Windows 10 consistently fails with Error 800703ED. I strongly suspect that this is caused by by dual boot setup. I have inserted info re my disk/grub ...
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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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How do I reinstall Windows 10 while also keeping my dual boot with Ubuntu?

My Windows has been acting up a lot lately and I want to reinstall it. However, I also want to keep my dual boot. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 64bit. I saw the thread about ...
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Boot from btrfs RAID5/6?

I'm trying to build an Arch Linux system with a btrfs RAID5/6 root. When I install GRUB on one of the volume's disks, it prints a message like this on startup: error: no such device: [my btrfs volume ...
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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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Auto start specific kernel using grub after a PXE boot

I've been working on getting a ipcop installation to work by PXE booting it from a FOG PXE server. When booting, it automatically switches to a grub commandline without booting into the ipcop ...
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Installing Windows x64 on 32-bit UEFI (EFI-IA32) via GRUB

I am attempting to install Windows 10 x64 (64-bit) on a device that only has 32-bit UEFI (for the moment) Since x64 Linux can be booted via a custom 32-bit GRUB.. I assume it could also do the same ...
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With Centos 7 as a Virtualbox guest on a Mac Host, how can I change the screen resolution of the console / command line?

I am using the minimum install of CentOS 7 with command line access only (no graphic support installed). After spending hours reading online about editing grub files, installing guest additions, and ...
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Share image disk with Grub in native and with a VM?

I would like to have only one file which is a Linux system image file. I would like to run this file into a VM when I am using Windows AND in native when I need power. The file will be on an external ...
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Edit GRUB menu with Windows 10

I installed some kind of multi-boot device to be able to use Android on my laptop. I would like to change the boot order to make Windows the default option. But I need to do it from within Windows 10,...
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Is there an easy way to create a multiboot grub2 usb flash using isos?

I've recently purchased a 32gb usb 3.0 flash drive. Because I find myself creating bootable flash drives all the time with different images, I'm looking for a way I could create ONE flash drive with ...
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How to install Arch Linux to laptop Harddrive from Virtual Machine (VMWare)

I have my laptop's HD in my PC. I want to install it without any issues to work on the laptop. For example, things like assuming the wrong hardware or putting grub on my PC. For one thing: My PC's ...
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After “grub>” mensage install Fedora 20

After installing the Fedora 20 sucessfully and rebooted, I have received the message on boot: Grub> I stay stuck on this screen and don't know what to do. I think it might be a problem to load ...
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How to fix Truecrypt MBR using Command Prompt or Linux live USB?

I was playing with TrueCrypt and decided to make a fresh installation of Windows 7 from USB stick. Unfortunately Windows 7 installer: "setup was unable to create a new system partition" My entire ...
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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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Boot Repair Disc : GPT detected

Today, I decided to format my whole system and installed win7 first for which i created two partitions one for c drive and other for keeping my data and remaining space unallocated. After this ...
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Kali linux booting to black screen after selecting “Install” or “Graphical Install”

I want to install Kali 2.0 on my laptop, it boots fine to the GUI part where you select the installation option, but when I select "Install" or "Graphical Install", it just boots to a black screen ...
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LVM and cloning HDs

Using Linux, I have several backup levels. One of them is a periodical sector by sector copy (using dd) of my laptop harddisk to an external USB disk. Yes, I have other backups too, like remote rsync. ...
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How to permanently switch to text mode interface in Ubuntu 16.4 LTS

I want to permanently switch from GUI mode to text mode interface in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I tried editing the configuration in /etc/default/grub as follows: Adding # before GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="...
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String manipulation in Grub2

One of the new features of Grub2 is scriptability. At my work we're using it to great affect. However, I recent stumbled on a terrible short coming. There isn't any string manipulation or ...
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from what I read, “grub>” is a linux-thing, so how come it appeared on my pc?

Ok, here's what I get when trying to boot into my Windows 7 Ultimate installation: First, there's something about SLIC LOADER v 1.4.6, followed by a bunch of non informative information and a ...
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Linux-mint MATE installation failure

Question Looking for guidance on next steps from the current situation. Read on... Issue #1 Getting error when installing Linux Mint MATE. No number/code is provided. It simply says that it was ...
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How to boot my PC to Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu to an External HD?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 to an external Hard Drive, planning on having Dual Boot on my laptop - which runs Windows 10. I have successfully configured the Dual Boot to have Windows as default, ran ...
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Preserve numlock state during cryptdisk boot password prompt in plymouth

Each time my computer boots, there is prompt for password to decrypt hard drive (ubuntu is using plymouth). I'd like to use numeric keypad, but unfortunately plymouth changes numlock status to off ...
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Grub doesn't show up after installation of Fedora 23

Initially, I wanted to install Fedora in UEFI, but I don't know for which reason, I had the message "For a UEFI installation, you must include an EFI System partition on a GPT formatted disk, monted ...
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Can't access bios (even though I can access windows repair)

I have two HDD in my MSI laptop. In one of them Windows 10 (with its own efi partition) is installed. In the other one I tried installing Fedora (again, with its own efi partition in said hdd). After ...
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how to add a sysimage for rescue mode in fedora 20?

I have a corrupted installation and the "rescue" parameter on booting from a USB stick or a live CD didn't bring the solution I expected. The mnt/sysimage folder after the installation does not ...
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several minor issues intsalling Fedora 24 to an external USB drive

Most of my computers are UEFI, so I had the idea of, instead of dual-booting each one, installing Fedora 24 to a removable USB hard-drive, and having one Fedora installation that I could use on any ...
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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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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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Dual Boot Fedora 23 and windows 10..windows 10 not booting

I am a newbie and recently installed fedora 23 on my windows 10 through partition. After installing fedora 23, I get 3 options in the menu to select the Os i want to boot. 2 options for Fedora 23 and ...
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error: no such partition. Grub rescue

I deleted my Linux (Ubuntu) partition from Windows and I forgot to repair the MBR. I don't have my windows boot CD with me nor a CD drive. Is there any small utility that can be easily downloaded (I ...
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Dual boot with BIOS and EFI?

I installed Ubuntu on a different PC than the one it's running on right now. The old one only had BIOS support, so it's installed that way. I recently installed Windows 7, using UEFI, because it ...
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Can't boot Windows after installing Kali Linux?

I recently tried installing Kali Linux on HP notebook, but during this the installation of grub failed. Now on rebooting I get the message "No boot-able device found please insert boot-able device ...
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How do I remove GRUB from Macbook after Debian install?

I made a partition on my secondary hard drive and installed Debian to it. As outlined in the docs, this makes GRUB the default boot loader. Since I don't really use the Debian install, I'd like to get ...
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Window's Fails to Boot from Linux Boot Menu

The other day I cleared some space on my SSD and installed Ubuntu Gnome, alongside Windows 10 using the Install along Windows option. To get Ubuntu to boot first I went into my bios and changed the ...
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Repair Grub from inside the system (not using CD)

I was playing with Debian Jessie, installed it on a USB drive and (almost) everything was ok. In the end I noticed the original Grub (in the laptop's SSD) was over written. I'm able to login into ...
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Android-x86 6.0 Marshmallow in VirtualBox:installation stuck on GRUB

I'm trying to install android-x86-6.0_20160129.iso in VirtualBox but the installation get stuck at Do you want to install boot loader GRUB Some background: The VM was created from the Ubuntu 32-...
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Laptop keeps booting to GNU GRUB after formatting Ubuntu partition

I formatted my Ubuntu partition, but my computer still boots to GNU GRUB. I tried creating a windows recovery thingy on a USB stick and using bootrec.exe /fixmbr and variants thereof, all of which ...
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How to set GRUB to auto boot into windows if there is no user input

I would like to know if there is a way to configure GRUB so that it will auto boot into Windows if there is no user input after a while. This is to smooth out the process of Windows update. As many ...
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How do I remove Grub and restore the XP bootloader without access to XP setup/recovery media?

I have a Lenovo T430, with Windows XP (32-bit). I tried to remove Ubuntu from my HDD by deleting the partitions in Disk Management. Now, when I restart my computer, I get the following message: grub ...
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How can I have bootable windows installation disk on a hard disk partition?

How can I install windows installation ISO to a partition on an external hard disk? The hard disk already has a Ubuntu installation and grub on it, and another NTFS partition I use to store personal ...
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Transferring Linux OS from one drive to another with different partitions

First of all, some related questions: How to move from one drive to another that's a different size? What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? My situation is as ...