Questions about using grub on EFI/UEFI systems relating to configuring, installing or removing grub from EFI/UEFI partitions.

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Installing Ubuntu on a toshiba satellite L10-B?

So i've been attempting on and off for about a year now to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba Satellite L10-B. It came Preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and a super locked-down UEFI BIOS. The furthest ...
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dual boot problem with ubuntu 16 and windows boot manager in uefi

I installed ubuntu in my dell inspiron 3521 laptop upgraded to windows 10 and uefi mode. While installing it detected windows as windows boot manager.. Installation was easy ubuntu is fine.. The ...
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Two instances of grub

I tried installing Ubuntu on my laptop several times and finally succeeded(dual boot) I need to select ubuntu from boot menu in order to open grub and start ubuntu So that is not my problem My actual ...
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Linux Boot error

I am having trouble booting into my linux laptop. When I press the power button, the screen starts up and an endless stream of [[20~[[20~[[20~........ Appears on screen. Also, the Ubuntu logo keeps ...
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Why Do I Keep Getting GRUB Command Line on Startup - Dual Booting Wins 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I migrated data on my laptop's HDD which contains Windows 8.1 to my SSD and replaced the HDD with the SSD (My laptop has 2 hard drive bays btw). Currently, my Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 are on their ...
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Discussion/Needing Help (Acer Aspire ES1-512-P0SY)

As said in the title, I want to discuss of why Linux (here more specifically Ubuntu) sometimes will not work. Here's my situation: I currently have an Acer Aspire ES1-512-P0SY and I feel like this ...
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Sometimes Ubuntu stuck on Grub command line on startup

I have Ubuntu 16.04 and dualboot with Windows 10. Sometimes startup stucks on Grub command line. I just do "exit" and grub menu appears and everything is fine. What can be the problem? How to solve ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 then windows 7 dual boot issue

I've been using Ubuntu 15.10 for a while, but recently installed Windows 7 (quite reluctantly) on the same SSD (converting partition table to GPT as required) but on separate NTFS partition. I thought ...
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Installing in encrypted partition under EFI boot

I've been googleing for a bit and can not find an answer yet Im from a FreeBSD background, so you will have to forgive me a little I am trying to dual boot FreeBSD and Ubuntu I want to set up a ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second internal drive in an “independent way” (no boot option)

I have a 120 Gb SSD drive (/dev/sda) where Win7 is installed and a second internal drive (/dev/sdb) that I use for data storage. Both of them have GPT partition tables. Now, I want to install Ubuntu ...
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GPT, grub and mdadm. sda drive replaced, raid rebuilt in recovery mode, but now server won't boot

This is how partition table loooks like: (parted) print Model: ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA2 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 2000GB Sector size ...
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Dual-Boot Problem with Pre-Installed Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14.04

I do understand similar questions already exist. Yet mine seems to be a problem that despite trying hard to address, I haven't been able to solve. Despite having a working Ubuntu LTs 14.04 ...
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Add grub menu for OS X

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop on my MacBook Pro, and cannot boot OS X now. My disk partition table is: Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sda1 40 409639 409600 ...
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Cannot boot with EFI

I was having problems with repairing my boot loader (grub). My GParted config looked like: I installed another Ubuntu to the free space which restored my grub. But when booting into my old ...
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Does this answer work for UEFI computers?

One of my most popular answers is instructions on how to repair grub. Over time, others have contributed bug fixes to the answer. A recent comment, though, made me wonder if it works on newer UEFI ...
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Dual boot problem after upgrading to 16.04

During the upgrade to 16.04 something went wrong (related to shim-signed and problems with /boot/efi) and it was not completed. After some work I managed to have everything installed and Ubuntu seems ...
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Bootable device not working

I have HP-15-du005tu, downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu i.e 16.04 and using rufus. I've made a bootable device but whenever I restart using advanced mode (win 8.1) it always says bootable device ...
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UBUNTU 16.04 ERROR INSTALLING GRUB

My computer has Windows 10 installed, and when I try to install Ubuntu 16.04, it does not detect Windows 10, nor does it detect Windows 10 in my partitions list. On the final step of the ...
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No GRUB, Boot-Repair-Disk asking me to close package managers… How to proceed?

So I had a perfectly functioning triple boot system (Windows 10, Ubuntu 14.04, Kali Linux 2.0). Tonight I come home boot up my system and don't get GRUB. I tried to trouble shoot from Boot-Repair-Disk ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 from USB, GRUB still there

I need to install Win 7 on a computer that previously had Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I created a bootable USB with the Windows 7 ISO on it, but I can't boot from it. From the BIOS/UEFI (not sure) I ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu 15.10 without 'idle

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10(EFI 64bit) on MSI GS40 laptop, which has Intel Skylake processor and Nvidia's dedicated GPU. I couldn't boot to Ubuntu's installation stage without giving GRUB's boot option ...
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What to do if forgot to enable EFI partition?

I have Windows 10, so I have EFI partition, but during Ubuntu installation I forgot to select EFI partition. Now I always should to turn on UEFI mode if I wanna to use Windows. Can I enable EFI ...
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How would I go about dual booting KALI with UBUNTU

I have a USB drive with 8GB plugged into my port for about 3 hours trying to figure out how I go about dual booting Kali onto my Ubuntu. Yes, that is crazy. using ubuntu 14.04 LTS as current OS ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu & Kali Linux

I have the following problem: I have a USB Flash drive on which I have 4 partitions. The first, a windows accessible fat32 partition, the a second partition on which I have Kali Linux, on the third ...
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Can someone help with the boot report?

I'm having problems booting Ubuntu on my Toshiba Satelite laptop. Before I had Windows 10 and never had problems with boot. I ran the USB-Live with Ubuntu, installed Ubuntu but now can't boot from my ...
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WIndows 8 stopped booting

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop which came with Windows 8 installed. It was working fine for almost a year and I was able to boot Ubuntu and Windows from grub screen but from few days ...
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No option to Install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10

I am having a problem with installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. I do have a basic disk, so that is not the problem. I also booted into the installer from a USB in Windows Advanced Startup. Before ...
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Why showing two vmlinuz and initrd.img in update-grub?

shady@shady:~$ sudo update-grub Generating grub configuration file ... Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-76-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-76-generic Found linux image: ...
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Package errors on every install

SO I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina as a standalone partition. Everything works fine and every applications I installed are working too, but I still get a few errors ...
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Can't remove or install kernel

I accidentally deleted my /boot partition but I was able to get it back with grub-install I'm trying to chroot and install the kernels again via this guide:How to restore a system after accidentally ...
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How to totally remove ubuntu from boot menu after Windows dual boot

I dual booted windows 10 and ubuntu. Now, I don't want the Ubuntu. So I deleted the ubuntu partitions. Next, I used the Windows recovery drive to run bootrec.exe /fixmbr in cmd.So If I power my pc ...
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Can't boot form USB in UEFI

I have an HP envy dv6 Notebook (windows 10) and I can't load from my usb. The usb works, I tried on others computers, I already changed the boot order. I tried in both ways, efi and legacy, but the ...
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the efi boot order keeps being forgotten

I installed Kubuntu a few days ago, and I have in a partition alongside windows (all UEFI). Right now if I boot the computer the windows boot loader starts and Windows starts, so to start ubuntu I ...
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Cisco UCS and Ubuntu

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 iso found here http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201512-20310/ onto a couple Cisco UCS C220 M4 chassis. The installation happens flawlessly and ...
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Installed to external drive, Grub using wrong architecture

I installed Lubuntu on a flash drive as you would an HD (not live/squashfs). But whenever I boot it I get a grub rescue prompt. It says it can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod which explains the ...
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linux mac single boot efi question

Linux noobie here.. i have a couple of things going..i have successfully loaded linux on my 2010 mbp. using this process:http://heeris.id.au/2014/ubuntu-plus-mac-pure-efi-boot/ it went very smooth. ...
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How to recover ubuntu after converting MBR to GPT?

I have converted disk partition table from MBR to GPT using disk AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition from Windows in consequence I lost grub and therefore Ubuntu from booting though Windows ...
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how to move/create efi and grub to second drive (boot-repair)?

I used to have a Windows 8 / Ubuntu dualboot with Windows installed on a ssd and Ubuntu installed on a hdd - the efi partiton lies on the ssd. Now i want to use the ssd otherwise and just want to use ...
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How to reinstall grub-efi-amd64 on 15.10?

I tried to install winusb by a .deb package for wily found con launchpad.com. It didn't install. The software center just sat there "installing" with no progress. After that, I tried to install ...
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What to do with previous EFI partition during new installation?

I have a laptop which came with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I want to upgrade it to 15.10. But there is a EFI partition of size 200 MB in it. There are total 4 partitions - EFI Ubuntu This is where I ...
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Accidentally deleted efi partition

So, I really screwed things up... Long story short, I deleted my windows 8.1 efi partition and now cannot boot into windows. Furthermore, I don't even have an efi partition left to create a linux ...
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Grub efi amd64 signed failed to install into /target/ [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo B50-30 FreeDos, I upgraded my BIOS. I was installing Xubuntu (xubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64), but during the installation, the following message appears: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed ...
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Grub last update (17/11) problem

After the latest Ubuntu, so Grub update, my computer has problems to open immediately Grub for choosing the OS. Appear an error message saying: Failed to open \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\grubx64.efi - Not ...
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Can't boot to my usb to install Ubuntu

Recently I deleted Ubuntu gnome desktop from my new laptop dual booting with windows 8 and also repaired the start up so that it would go to windows automatically. However now I want to install Ubuntu ...
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Error when installing the grub2 package in /target/

I'm new to Linux and I have only used Windows so far (Currently: windows 8). But for a Bachelor Project at my university, I was advised to use Linux in combination with computations in statistical ...
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Fresh install boots into grub

Linux newbie here. Just recently reinstalled Ubuntu and every time I boot, I get thrown into the grub shell. I've looked everywhere, wasted a lot of time and can't track the problem for the life of ...
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Enabling SecureBoot

I want to enable Secure Boot on my asus ux303ln laptop to enhance security. This means I do not want to use "shim" bootloader to be able to dual-boot into Windows, and I do want to have my own ...
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Make a portable Ubuntu on a USB stick (bootable on Windows 8.1)

This is actually quite similar to a question posted one year ago Make a portable Ubuntu on USB stick (bootable on MacBook/iMac). I meet the same problem on my Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Windows ...
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Acer Aspire V3 does not recognize my EFI partition

I just installed Kubuntu on an Acer Aspire V3 netbook with a SSD using GPT and the following partition layout: 1 MB unformatted partition with boot_grub flag, 200 MB FAT32 partition with boot flag, ...
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Does grub need constant access to bootmgfw.efi?

I'm trying to get a new laptop to dual-boot Kali and Win10. Grub, however doesn't see the Windows EFI install. This answer looks like it should work, but I'm wondering, do I need to add the partition ...