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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PC won't boot from flash drive after computer hibernated (grub on hdd corrupt too)

I had 3 OS installed: Windows 7 , Fedora 17 and Mageia 2 in my Acer Aspire 4253 laptop. I deleted the partition of Mageia and my grub got corrupted. I didn't have an installation DVD of either Win7 ...
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Stuck on GRUB command prompt after regular kernel update

I am running Debian Wheezy. Update Manager suggest to install kernel update. After update, I reboot system but instead of listing all the kernels (bootloader), it gave me a GRUB command prompt: ...
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Stuck at GRUB prompt after booting, how can I restore normal booting?

My machine was dual-booting with Windows XP and Fedora, then I tried to install Arch. While installation power went off. After that, booting always results in the GRUB prompt. Even when I instruct my ...
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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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Windows 7 not showing on Grub 2 list

I have Linux Mint and Windows 7 installed on two separate drives. I have bounced between the two all day (initially trying to get mint to show in the windows boot list, and now working on getting ...
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Dual Boot with Windows: Enable numlock

After I installed Ubuntu along with Windows, in both OS's I had to manually enable numlock (despite having enabled a setting for this in the BIOS I believe). Is there a way to enable numlock?
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Having problems with booting GRUB for EFI on USB stick

Whatever I do, it constantly drops me into the 'bash prompt'. Never displays a menu, nothing. I'm running GRUB on a USB stick formatted as msdos (so, FAT) and when I boot into it, GRUB simply won't ...
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How do I replace GRUB with the Windows 8 bootloader without losing access to Linux?

I dual-boot Windows 8 and Crunchbang Linux. I installed Windows first, then Linux. GRUB was installed directly in the MBR. However, now I suspect that GRUB is the reason why I can't use bcdedit on ...
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CentOS Freezes on Startup

I'm very new to Linux, so please go easy! I created a Linux install on VMWare Workstation 8 in order to install a piece of software called OpenClinica. The program is Java based and depends on ...
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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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Computer stopped booting after I tried to allocate a drive to unallocated space

I installed Ubuntu on my Windows 7 yesterday and after that I booted to Windows. After that as I saw an unallocated space while installing Ubuntu, I tried to allocate that unallocated space to make it ...
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Possible HDD malfunction. Need help in diagnosing

Today when using my PC as I did for almost 4 years I experienced the following: during opening new tab in Opera browser screen froze. Music (AIMP 3) continued to play for about 5 minutes and then ...
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GRUB will not work

I am having trouble with my hard disk. Previously, I had a working Linux Mint Debian Edition partition and a Windows XP partition, all working and bootable through GRUB. However, I decided to replace ...
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Making grub boot into chroot directory

I am trying to make grub boot into a chroot directory /slack containing a Slackware Linux installation. This directory was created by issuing the following command: installpkg --root /slack a/*.t?z ...
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Grub: Legacy 'ask' parameter no longer supported

I'm trying to change the resolution on my base shell (the Ctrl+Alt+1) shell in Debian so that it supports my ViewSonic monitor. The shell appears really fuzzy when it is displayed on my lcd monitor, ...
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Use GRUB/GRUB2 to PXE boot OS image

Here is the situation I am in: I currently have a Windows drive that boots XP. The BIOS does not support PXE booting so this is out of the question. Therefore, I was thinking I could install a ...
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Error re-installing grub: windows partition corrupted?

I am a Linux newbie, had Windows XP and Ubuntu installed (9.10/ grub2) and working perfectly. I had to re-install Windows XP and thus I followed the official tutorial to reinstall grub2 (and run ...
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Is 3200x1800 resolution possible in Hyper-V?

I've got a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (Windows 8.1), which has a screen resolution of 3200x1800. I'm trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 in Hyper-V at full screen on it. I've tried the steps listed here, but I can only ...
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Unable to access UEFI settings on Lenovo

I have a Lenovo G580 on which I installed Windows 8 and several Linux distros which have messed with my booting. The last I used was boot-repair tool. I have an EFI partition on sda2. The Grub load ...
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“Unable to find root device” on a fresh ArchLinux install

I have installed the latest version of ArchLinux (2014.06.01) on a MacBook Pro 8,1 (15", if that matters regarding hardware) dual-booting with OSX following the instructions in the official install ...
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Computer sometimes load grub not Windows bootloader

Sometimes my notebook loads grub instead of windows bootloader and I do not know why. Before I reinstalled Windows 7 32 bit I had ubuntu on it (windows installation). I have not installed another ...
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Prevent chainloading by grub after Efit

I triple booted my Macbook 4,1 with Mac OSX 10.5.8, Lubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP SP3 and installed rEFInd as my bootloader. Now what basically happens is, first the Mac bootloader loads invisibly, but ...
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Ubuntu - Booting black screen with purple border

I have a problem when I boot the pc. After the installation of Ubuntu, a black screen with a purple box appears without letting me see the choices of GRUB. The screen then becomes black and Ubuntu ...
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Can I change a ubuntu partition from sdb to sda?

I have just gotten into Ubuntu and I'm not quite familiar with partitions etc. But I have Ubuntu installed on /dev/sdb. But I want to move it to /dev/sda. Current partition listing below. Can I just ...
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Dual Boot: Windows Vista - Linux Mint. Delete Partition , fix MBR

Scenario: Windows Vista Basic installed on Hard Disk Created a partition (after Windows Partition - i.e Windows is in the 1st Partition) Installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 64-bit (UP6) on new partition ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Grup graphics lag

I've just set up Ubuntu 13.10 on a new laptop. It's a thinkpad T540p and grub is having some really strange problems. After the bios flash screen grup starts to load. The screen goes black and the ...
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How can I set … Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) Dual Boot: Windows 8 as default OS

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) on my laptop with Windows 8 already installed. The installation was successfull and I get to use Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. When i start Windows 8 it shows the ...
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How to remove Grub Rescue?

Okay, before you flag this as duplicate, let me explain my exact situation. I had Win 7 installed on HDD1. I then installed Ubuntu on HDD2 as dual boat using unetbootin. Then, I installed a fresh ...
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GRUB restarts on GRUB Loading

I have installed ArchLinux and I want to boot from SSD. My partitions (in /etc/fstab): /dev/sdb3 - mounted as / /dev/sda1 - mounted as /boot [bios_grub on] /dev/sda2 - mounted as /etc /dev/sda3 - ...
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Grub chainloader to windows and strange bios boot devices

I am trying to be able to boot into windows from grub. If I select the windows hdd from the bios boot options, I can get in no problem, so the windows bootloader seems to still be intact. I have tried ...
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GRUB2 booting: efidisk read error & prefix is not set

everyone! I have a booting USB stick with some iso-image, based on Arch Linux. It loads through efi and then comes to Grub 1.99, where I can choose the iso images. I can load them without any ...
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How to dual boot RHEL 6 and Windows 8?

The Situation: I have an ASUS Notebook with Windows 8 preinstalled, i created a new partition and installed RHEL 6 to that partition, but the computer keeps booting into Windows 8 without going into ...
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GRUB reported “error: file not found.” when booting CentOS 5

I installed CentOS 5.3 by using a 4GB USB disk on an old PC that I used run a Debian on it. After a series of housework on the fresh system, I reboot the system using: sudo shutdown -r now After ...
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Debian boot not recognizing Windows

I have a Dell Optiplex that has a small first partition that has Dell tools on it. My Windows XP is on the second partition. I installed Debian squeeze 6.07, and now I am not able to see Windows on ...
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Can I tell GRUB to boot into a Windows OS that exists as a virtual disk on a Linux system?

I know that GRUB (and GRUB2) can chainload a Windows OS if you specify the hdd that it is contained on. Is it possible to tell GRUB (or GRUB2) to boot into a dd image-file of a Windows OS that is ...
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How to setup grub.conf for a newly compiled kernel

I installed MPLS on linux 2.6.15 using the instructions here: http://www.sj.ifsc.edu.br/~msobral/RCO2/docs/mpls-linux/1-3-installation.html Everything worked but I don't know how to set up grub.conf ...
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Virtualbox existing (physical) Ubuntu guest clears Windows 7 entry on update-grub, no single solution for both scenarios

I have successfully booted an existing Ubuntu 12.04 physical partition installation under a Windows 7 host, as explained here. I use a grub rescue disk .iso to manually boot the kernel, get to the ...
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How to install reliable/flexible GRUB for multi-boot (Windows, Linux)?

This question must've been asked a billion times, but I haven't found a real GRUB-related solution. I need to install GRUB on a machine that'll have both Windows and Linux (Fedora) installed. It must ...
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Grub stuck on “Grub loading”

So, on my laptop I have two OS'es. Debian Squeeze and Windows 7. My problem is that Grub doesn't load anything. It stops on the message " Grub Loading.". Now I am trying to solve that problem using ...
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using Grub to boot windows 7 off an extended partition

I am trying to set up a multi-boot computer with grub that will allow the user to boot to VxWorks or one of several windows instances. The partitions are set up like the following: Vxworks - (hd0,0) ...
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Why “not a valid LUKS device”?

During installing Debian Squeeze I created partitions on a VPS (/dev/vda): vda1 = /boot vda2 = encrypted LVM (not using a standard way of Debian installer, but with the help of cryptsetup switching ...
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grub refuses to install

I'm trying to triple-boot MacOS, Centos 6, and Ubuntu 12.04. Here's my approach: Use rEFIt to choose between MacOS and grub Use grub to choose between CentOS and Ubuntu I have all installed on ...
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from XEN to VMWare

I have migrated many xm virtual machine to vmware Using http://www.zoobey.com/index.php/resources/all-articles-list/268-xen-to-vmware , migrations were very smooth. But now I am struck in a xm ...
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grub refuses to install to raid array

I have a software raid 0 setup with dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The GRUB bootloader that is already on the hard drive seems to work fine. However, since the latest package update for ...