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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Boot from USB using GRUB

My friend's laptop was in a car accident (he's fine!). However the laptop is very old its an Acer Aspire 1520 the CD-rom drive is broken and there is no floppy drive. I made him a USB boot before I ...
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Debian - missing /by-uuid/ in boot image

We proceeded few disk operations on our server (system disk was extended for new hard drives) and unfortunately after reboot boot stuck on error: ALERT! ...
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Bios does not load, system boots normally after changing time settings

I am very confused by this. I have a CyberpowerPC laptop (Intel HM87 main-board) with dualboot (Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, both 64 bit). I had the dualboot time difference problem many people have, so ...
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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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How get reach of Grub at Debian and going to desktop environment?

Recently I installed Debian Distro of Linux as a 2nd operating system, When I chose the Debian operating system during boot, a command prompt (like to Terminal at Ubuntu) starts with message "Welcome ...
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Gentoo can't boot on GRUB2

Gentoo is on /dev/sda4 and /dev/sda3 is /boot,/boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-3.18.7-gentoo and /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-3.18.7-gentoo both are genkernel-built,but GRUB says:could not find the root ...
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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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Graphical Grub/Bootloader Menu

Does anyone know of a boot loader that use graphical indicators instead of just a command line menu? (preferably grub or grub2 compatible, I don't really know much about the, or my, tech stack for ...
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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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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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Partition resize error

I've decided to remove my old linux [/] partition and enlarge my Win7 partition, before install new linux distro. For first time in my experience something gone wrong when I tried to resize (enlarge ...
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How do I boot into Xubuntu after dual booting along-side Windows

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 from USB on a netbook running Windows 7. It installed fine, but before I restarted the machine, I removed the USB stick (out of habit). I couldn't shutdown the live ...
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Will converting my partition table from GPT to MBR fix my failed bootloader installation? [duplicate]

I have problems with GRUB but I don’t know if the following solution is going to be a) safe, and b) effective. This article seems to suggest that I should change my partition table from GPT to MBR ...
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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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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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How to Dual-Boot Kali-Linux and Windows 8.1?

I have Acer V3-772G 1 TB Harddisk. I shrinked my biggest partition in order to install Kali Linux. When installing Kali, GRUB couldn't detect windows 8 so I kept going on(I installed grub as my ...
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How to boot XBMC 10.1 ISO on USB via grub?

I am trying to boot the XBMC Live image as an ISO from USB via grub 1.98. I have a Kubuntu 11.04 image there as well already and it works using the following configuration: menuentry "Kubuntu 11.04 ...
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How to delete the 2nd bootloader created by EasyBCD and leave GRUB?

I have two bootloaders now; I have the GRUB and the EasyBCD that I've created before the Linux was installed properly. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the 2nd time, the GRUB came right, but now that I ...
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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 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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HDD Power-Up in Standby: prevent from spinning up

On my Linux Mint 17.1 system I am using a Western Digital WD20EZRX HDD for backup. To minimize power consumption and to extend drive endurance, I want the HDD to normally be in spun-down standby ...
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how to get grub menu back in tripple-boot setup

I have windows 8.1 preinstalled on my laptop I installed Linux Mint 17.1 for a time and dualbooted then I decided to also install Windows 7. After this I can just boot into Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. ...
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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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Lenovo onekey and reboot stuck in GRUB

I have a Lenovo g50-45 with onekey recovery with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I dual booted with Ubuntu. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu. then tried to reinstall with USB using onekey. I got this screen: ...
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Grub error before menu, cannot see what it is, flashes and continues. How to halt on grub error?

Always, when I boot my system, I must witness a flash of error right before the GRUB menu pops up. It goes like this: Loading Operating System. GRUB Loading. Welcome to GRUB. error .... Then it ...
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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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dual operating system windows and ubuntu14.10

a have a dual operating system; windows 8 and Ubuntu14.10, it seems I formatted some partitions and it does not boot anymore. I repaired it through Ubuntu boot-repair and it was only windows 8 that ...
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How to Install Kali Linux on Windows 8 With BCD instead of Grub

I have Windows 8.1 64-bit installed on my PC. I have been trying to install Kali Linux using its ISO and Universal USB Installer (1.9.5.2) using a USB drive since the CD drive won't work. The ...
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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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System Reserved partition is showing up in “My Computer” along with other partitions

I use Windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu 14.04(Gnome) a dual boot. I used boot manager in Ubuntu to fix the grub in Linux to make Windows boot appear in the grub. Later I found Windows has two entries in ...
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How do I modify the GRUB boot menu?

I have dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. When Ubuntu installed GRUB, it created two entries for Windows 8.1, one for /dev/sda1 and one for /dev/sda2. How do I change the boot menu entries to ...
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boot Windows from GRUB rescue

This is my situation: installed Ubuntu without a CD (using unetbootin) dual boot installation (Windows XP+Ubuntu) didn't like the installation and decided to boot into Windows and delete the Linux ...
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Windows 7 not booting. grub bash shell appears

My Windows 7 x64 desktop PC stopped booting after I restarted it. This message appears: drive 0x80(LBA): C/H/S=1023/255/63, Sector Count/Size=16434495/512 Partition num: 0, active, Filesystem ...
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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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unknown filesystem blunder mistake

I was using my desk top having 320gb hdd, I dual booted it with ubunto lts on different partition . every thing was good but one day i was recovering my windows 7 for refreshing purpous using ghost ...
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Boot stuck at blinking cursor before GRUB - only works via BIOS boot menu

I have a new box running Debian Squeeze. Grub is installed on /dev/sda, but when booting up I just get a blinking cursor, before the Grub menu. I can only boot to grub successfully when I choose boot ...
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No boot menu for Ubuntu 14.04 after dual boot installation

I assume, this is not a duplicate post. Please read my findings below before assuming so. I have gone through several questions over the Internet regarding people complaining that they are not ...
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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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Can't install grub on MBR, encountered an error “Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda”

I want to install a linux distribution on my computer. I have a SSD and an HDD. The SSD has Windows 8.1 and I partitioned 200 gigs from my 1 TB HDD to install linux. The linux installation was going ...
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Install grub on a disk drive by UUID

There is a way to indicate to grub to install on a device MBR by UUID instead of using /dev/sdX ? I'm setting a external eSATA hard disk with NixOS, and obviusly, the hard disk not would be always the ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows boot manager

While installing Ubuntu 14.10 onto a partition of one of my two hard drives, I've accidentally deleted my Windows 8.1 boot manager that was on my other hard drive. How can I fix this so that I chose ...
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Booting a live image of fedora

I want to install fedora in my B drive. I have two hard drive (partitioning can be seen in attachment) and one of them is partitioned into two. I have copied an iso document in B drive . When i ...
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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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How can I get my Thinkpad T420 to boot directly to GRUB, skipping the boot menu?

I installed ArchLinux 2014.03 on my Thinkpad T420 (no dual boot), and when I turn on the computer it takes me to a boot menu with only one option: arch_grub. To continue I have to press enter, which ...
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How do I get GRUB2 to boot to cloned Windows 8 disk?

I have a system up and running with Ubuntu and Windows 8 using GRUB2. I cloned the Windows partition to a new SSD with sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdc1. I partitioned the second SSD the same as the ...
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Getting Dual-boot to work on (non?) UEFI system.

This is the first time I'm working on a Laptop with UEFI so bear with me. I'm gonna bullet-point this to make it quick: HP Envy 6 Windows 7 Preinstalled Default BIOS setting: Legacy Support - ...
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Ubuntu installation: GRUB fails to install

Many times I've tried installing Ubuntu in an computer, however it always fails to install GRUB. It always displays an fatal error message. I boot the Ubuntu network installer via an pendrive with ...
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Grub from ubuntu and grub from Mint

I installed Ubuntu 14 in a partition of my computer having Linux Mint 17 installed. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu and the grub dissapeared and I couldn't use anything, so I reinstalled Ubuntu and the grub ...
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grub-mkconfig generating a shell script instead of grub.cfg

I had some problems with Ubuntu installation, I couldn't install GRUB, so I installed syslinux. Syslinux also had some problems with booting, so I just downloaded and burned super-grub2-disk and ...
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Windows boot problems after installing Ubuntu

I have been using Windows 8.1 on my laptop(lenovo) for a while now and decided to try and install Ubuntu so I can dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. So today I installed Ubuntu 14 on a separate partition ...