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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Computer Randomly Keeled Over

Ok, so my computer will not boot Windows 7. I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14, where I had to click enter on Ubuntu's Boot Menu (In Grub) to get to Windows 7. I turned on my computer on the ...
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Path `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting

Whenever I try updating grub, I get this error: # grub-install /dev/sda Path `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting. and # grub-mkconfig -o ...
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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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Boot FAIL with reinstall

Some months ago I was trying to install Ubuntu, but there were some problems with GRUB. It would not appear while loading. 2 weeks ago I installed Windows 10. After 3 days I did not like it, and ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot be started from grub2

today I decided to use linux again after installing Windows 8.1... I've tried to boot one of the already existing Linux partitions on my computer but I wasn't successful. So I installed PinguyOS (A ...
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UEFI strange behavior

Hi have a toshiba Satellite L50-A1-D6, with the latest (14/11/2014) bios update. I have removed windows8, completely formatted the HD ( in GPT ) and installed Linux (Ubuntu but this is not really ...
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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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none of the f-keys work to get into boot menu or bios

I have a lenovo V570. I had a dual boot of ubuntu/windows8 using GRUB. I happened to mess up my ubuntu system and the ubuntu option has disappeared from the GRUB menu. I still have the ubuntu flash ...
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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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Does msconfig's boot setting show for Windows Bootloader entries?

I noticed on msconfig a boot tab. Currently, it has just one entry--Windows 8.1. If I were to dual boot Ubuntu into the computer, and use Windows Bootloader as my bootloader instead of GRUB, using ...
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How to boot XBMC 10.1 ISO on USB via grub?

I am trying to boot the XBMC Live image (http://xbmc.org/download/) as 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: ...
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Can't boot from any source

I recently tried to install the Windows 10 developer preview on my laptop. The installer seemed to hang immediately after I selected my install partition, but I left it for about an hour to make sure ...
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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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Can't get Windows 8.1 to appear in loader list in GRUB

I have a Dell laptop with Win 8.1 preinstalled and wanted to dual boot to Linux. So I partitioned off 100gb of the main and only hard drive and installed Kali Linux (Debian 7). It asked if I wanted to ...
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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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grub-mkconfig doesn't detect /boot

lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 596.2G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 25G 0 part /mnt/arch ├─sda2 8:2 0 2M 0 part ├─sda3 8:3 0 4.5G 0 part ...
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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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Boot Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview with Grub

On my computer, I have two hard drives: one that contains Windows 7, and another that has Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview. When I turn on my computer, Grub prompts me to select ...
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GRUB (with theme) messing up graphics after booting an entry

I have to set up a HP ProDesk 600 G1 desktop computer: Intel i5-4590 CPU with integrated HD Graphics 4600. When using a theme in GRUB (no matter which one), selecting an entry in the menu and booting ...
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Grub2: “Invalid partition table!”

I have recently had to change bootloaded from my old syslinux to GRUB2. Since I have installed GRUB2 bootloader I am getting the following message on every boot: Invalid partition table! The ...
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Install grub for multiple OS

On my PC, I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Mageia distribution. Recently I installed Windows 7 on a partition but could not get my grub back. I tried boot-repair but in vain and mageia is getting loaded. How ...
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Centos6.5 can't use serial console but can see serial output messages during boot up

I configure CentOS 6.5 x86_64 version to support serial console. I edit configuration files as many people suggest. In GRUB, Add these two lines: serial --unit=0 --speed=115200 terminal --timeout=5 ...
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Can't bood freebsd install

I have an amd64 architecture, three hard disks and grub2 in efi mode. FreeBSD is installed in the third disk using a gpt layout with another partition that doesn't contain an OS: partition 1 (NTFS) ...
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How to restore Windows bootloader and still have Kali Linux

I installed Kali Linux 1.0.9a on my Windows 8.1 system today and installed it, but I don't want the GRUB bootloader menu. I want to use the original Windows bootloader. How can I do this?
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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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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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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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Computer won’t boot directly from new SSD

I got a new SSD and installed Elementary OS Luna onto it. But I can’t boot directly from this drive. I always have to select that I want to boot from the old HDD and than select in Grub, that I want ...
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initramfs fails to boot ubuntu 8.10 server

I have recently compiled my linux kernel (3.16.2-x) and tried to install it into two different ubuntu 8.10 server virtual machines appliances. Following is how the upgrade process looks like: ...
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Grub Loader doesnt appear

I have Windows 8 in my Samsung laptop. I wanted to install kali-linux, so I downloaded the image and burned it into a dvd. When I installed it kali-linux told me to remove the dvd and it completed the ...
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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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How to hide grub menu on boot and show it only when pressing a certain key?

I want to install linux in a machine, along with windows, but I wouldn't want people to notice. So I thought if there was some way to hide grub menu on startup to make it directly boot from the ...
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Accidentally deleted files from /boot

I was trying to build a linux kernel for ARM, and, agh, I don't know what came over me and I executed "make install". It doesn't end there either: while attempting to delete the ramdisk and kernel ...
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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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update-grub creates a menu entry with read only option

I am trying to automate the installation of a new linux kernel across a data center. After the installation, my script runs update-grub to add an entry to the grub menu. It updates ...
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Boot Debain with external monitor as primary display device

I have an old HP laptop with non-working display. So i decided to convert the laptop to a private server. I connected it to my TV and installed Debian 7.7. The installation was smooth with the display ...
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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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grub: how to boot into ISO partition

I have copied an ISO file into a partition (i.e. dd if=isofile of=/dev/sdb1). How can I boot into that partition via GRUB? When I try just with chainloader (hd1,0)+1, it says unknown executable ...
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How to fix Grub Rescue error after deleting Jolicloud partition?

I have Jolicloud OS and Windows 7 dual boot and I deleted the Jolicloud partition. Next time I turned the computer on it said: error unknown filesystem grub rescue So I reinstalled Jolicloud and ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS - GRUB fails to install on a VM

I'm trying to install and run Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a VirtualBox for testing purposes. However, I can't even pass the installation process without errors, and it will fail to install the GRUB ...
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Last Windows 8 update removed Grub

I have a dual boot with Windows 8 and Fedora 20. Since 2 days ago, it worked well, but actually I rarely use W8. I booted briefly on it and it decided to install some updates, which made Windows ...
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Access first to GRUB in dual boot with WINDOWS 8

I've already install a dual-boot verison of ubuntu on my windows 8. When I launch my computer, I don't see the grub, it launch windows 8. During the launch of the computer I can press 'esc' so I get ...
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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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What's wrong with this GRUB setup?

I have two hard disks. The first one contains both Windows and Ubuntu installations, but the first MBR boots to Windows and the second MBR boots, in theory, to Ubuntu. This worked fine until recently. ...
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Grub boot to rescue CD

I have a virtual machine (Centos 6.2, fwiw) that hangs on fsck. I can get to a grub (pre grub2) menu. Is there a way to have it boot to the rescue CD (Centos 7 Live) I've attached to this VM? The ...
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Bios stopped boot from usb

my pc is an ASUS RoG g750jx with dual boot : Debian Jessie and windows 8.1 , until yesterday everything was fine. Yesterday booting my pc it didn't display GRUB and directly booted to Windows,i ...
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After Fedora upgrade, system won't boot; what step to take next?

I have a home server running Fedora 12 and decided to upgrade to Fedora 14. I ran through the upgrade process using preupgrade with instructions from here. I ran into an issue withi insufficient ...
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Grub “no such device” error does not correspond to config

GRUB is failing to boot. BIOS tries to boot the second hard drive first (in Legacy Mode, and the first hard drive is Windows) but this yields a no such device: cfb69400... error. The given id does ...
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How to find a folder listed in my grub menu.lst

A friend gave me a USB stick that he had setup with a lot of useful utilities (like Hiren's Boot CD, an Ubuntu distro, a lot of hardware testing tools, etc). I want to update the version of Hiren's ...
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How can I fix GRUB on this dual disk setup?

I am dual-booting Windows and Ubuntu. The machine has two hard disks, both OSs are installed on sda (an SSD), but sda's bootloader uses UEFI and goes to Windows, whereas sdb has GRUB and boots to ...