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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Custom MS-DOS / FreeDOS

Goal : Build a custom DOS to boot into. To automate tasks like formating a drive, or doing recovery. I've been using Grub4DOS to boot into these images. So far I've looking into taking a windows ...
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Update in grub.cfg file for loading new kernel image in Ubuntu 11.04

I am new to Linux. I am compiling Linux kernel (ver: 2.6.34.12) in gcc in traditional manner in VMware machine in Ubuntu (kernel version - 2.6.38-8-generic) 11.04 version. I am unable to find, where ...
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Problems restoring grub

I have used fsarchiver to move the content of my old hard drive on a new bigger SSD. Basically, one partition with Ubuntu 12.04. Everything went fine. But now I can not boot. I used GPT and I also ...
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how to skip grub dual boot option menu entirely (without picking an OS to boot)

I'd like to skip the entire Grub 2 interface, where I have to decide booting Linux or Windows im running linux ubuntu lastest version (14.04.1 LTS) and windows 8.1 both 64 bit versions. I've ...
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How to change boot order (on windows loader) from Ubuntu

actually i'm using without any problem, a dualboot with windows loader (BCD), so i'm able to choose Ubuntu and then i set to GRUB.cfg timeout "0" to boot ubuntu faster. Usually, expecially while ...
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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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Installing Debian 7.6.0 on Lenovo Y50

I was trying to install Debian on my new laptop: a Lenovo Y50 64bit running Windows 8. I got together with a friend and installed Debian in his computer first and had no problems. However I've tried ...
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VirtualBox: Grub sees hard drive, Linux does not

I installed Linux on my second hard drive. I can boot to it just fine. But when I try to boot it from a Windows 7 host using a raw host hard disk, grub sees it and can load vmlinuz and initramfs. ...
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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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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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Grub 2 Password Protection in debian?

I do as the following run grub-mkpasswd-pbkdf2 to get a string nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg add tow lines set superusers="putyourusernamehere" password putyourusernamehere grub.pbkdf2 ...
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Disk partition errors after size change

I increased the disk size of one of my VM when it was running. After a reboot, I get the following error message (at boot time): Mounting local filesystems...failed Now the VM is only accessible ...
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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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Best way to setup Fstab to avoid system boot issues

I have Linux system in which we force /dev/devname for running the system. proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/sda1 / ext3 ...
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Ubuntu Server installed from USB puts GRUB on the USB drive instead of the hard disk

I've just tried installing Ubuntu Server onto my new PC. The PC doesn't have a CD ROM drive, just USB, so I used a USB installation of Ubuntu Server. When I install it, it allocates dev/sda as being ...
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EC2 AMI instance store backup grub utility required

I am working on backup of whole ec2 volume and image to upload to s3. I'm trying to use RHEL7 and it internally uses Grub2 as bootloader. EC2 AMI tools requires grub legacy loader and I'm struck up in ...
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How can I edit startup items on ubuntu server using grub or external shell of some sort?

I have made some changes to my ubuntu server and now it won't boot. It hangs on starting tomcat servlet engine tomcat?. I don't actually use tomcat and accidentally enabled it while I was hastily ...
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How do I get the grub menu to list both my Windows 7 installations?

I have the following disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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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 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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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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GRUB unknown filesystem error after managing Windows 7 partitions

I'm using Debian and Windows 7 located on one HDD, in dual boot. Windows 7 had two partitions (system partition C: and general-use partition G:). Recently I've cut the G partition in size and created ...
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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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Where i can find “/boot/vmlinuz” when “/boot” not exists

Hi all I'm new here and I want to ask where i can find vmlinuz without "/boot" directory... So system normally boots (Chrome OS) All working perefectly from pendrive But when I want dual boot I need ...
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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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Windows 8.1 reboot upon reaching the logo

I have a HDD which was used just for Windows 8.1. That is, the HDD had two partitions, system reserved and Windows. Now I got a SSD and switched back to Linux as my main OS, but yet I have the HDD ...
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cannot boot after adding grub menu entry

I have Fedora 20 and Windows 8 installed. I wanted to be able to dual-boot. But when I selected Windows Boot Manager in grub menu, i got: 'error file /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi not found' I ...
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windows 7 not booting after ubuntu partition deletion

I had on my laptop windows 7 and ubuntu server 9.10 (the partition with windows 7 was automatically selected at boot time). Today I wanted to install ubuntu 10.4, and for that I deleted the 9.10 ...
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How to create multiboot flash drive

I've found a guide here: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-multiple-iso-from-usb-multiboot-usb/ And found this menu.lst in my flash drive, which seems to be the one that I'm seeing when I boot using ...
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How do I check the current boot parameter list in Linux?

During test, I sometimes add/change boot parameters to /boot/grub/menu.lst (suse), or at the grub screen during boot. How do I check what boot parameters have been used after the system is done ...
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Booting a second, encrypted Debian installation from Ubuntu grub command line

I have a stable dual boot between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I am installing a second flavor of Debian. It has three separate partitions: / is an encrypted luks volume located at (hd1,gpt9), /home ...
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setting of grub for two linux distributions installed to two separate harddisk

(I am aware I may be duplicating post, but no sure where should I ask my quesiton) I installed a second harddisk to my laptop so that I can test on new linux distribution without trashing my working ...
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Linux Manjaro installer is demanding that I mount a UEFI parition, I am not using UEFI

I am using the latest Manjaro installer from their main website. I am using this install guide (I linked to the time segment where I am stuck on). In the latest Manjaro installer, it is telling me ...
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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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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 ...
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PC fails to boot or install a new Operating system

I have a linux machine with the following configuration. Intel E5200 Dual core CPUa Biostar G31 D-M7 Motherboard 1 GB Kingston & 1GB Dynet RAM , 667 MHZ WD 320 GB HDD 450W smps It all started ...
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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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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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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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password md5 equivalent in grub2

In the old version of grub, we can prevent the user modifying the boot option in menu.lst with the following line: menu.lst password --md5 <password> In grub2, I tried to add the following ...
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Can't boot Windows 8, can't boot from USB installer

I'm having all sorts of problems with my PC. It's custom-built so I didn't expect to have UEFI/Secure Boot compatibility issues but I think that's what's happening. I have a Windows 8 Pro ...
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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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Ubuntu goes black on startup

Whenever I start Ubuntu from the GRUB menu (below). and it finishes this (below). The screen goes black. This happened after I gained root access to my account and I needed to restart. After ...
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how to enter into my win7 from rescue mode?

I have installed dual os :win7+debian7 on my pc.In the grub.cfg: menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os { insmod part_msdos insmod ntfs set root='(hd0,msdos1)' ...
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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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Dual booted HP Pavillion 23 isn't loading windows 8.1

I have an HP Pavilion 23 that I partitioned and loaded up with Ubuntu Server. Server had trouble installing, and Windows 8 (The pre-installed OS) wasn't loading up right either. So I formatted the ...
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can't boot windows 8 need hel on grub-repair

After installation my grub is a complete mess. Now I've got 5 options. First two options for linux and the rest are various supposed windows 8 choices. What can I do? I need desperately to log into ...
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grub rescue moved folder out of root

I made a really silly sudo mv /* /some_folder move command on my remote server vm ubuntu 12.04 that moved my boot folder to /home/.../somefolder/boot I can access this folder via a ...
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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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How to properly specify boot extra entries for nixos

Nixos has a configuration option in the manual for specifying extra entries in the grub menu boot.loader.grub. extraEntries but I can't get it to work with the examples in the manual. The idea is to ...