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

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Grub-Efi wrong resolution

My question, as it comes from the title, related to grub, but it's a different thing. I re-installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 in UEFI mode (before that I was using normal BIOS) and everything went ...
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error symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found

My dual boot Ubuntu/Windows installation on a Samsung Series 7 laptop is suddenly broken, I do not know why. I have not made an update, and the laptop was not even connected to the internet when it ...
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Windows 8.1 - unfixable grub

I have a Gigabyte laptop that came with secure boot and windows 8. After a bit of battling, I managed to get my dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10.. Anyway, I upgraded zindows to 8.1, now grub is gone. I ...
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Issues dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on Lenovo z50-70

I've attempted unsuccessfully several times to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on my new laptop. Initially Ubuntu 14.04 did install, but I was unable to boot it, after trying various things. I ...
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How Can I Get GRUB to Work After Restoring Deleted EFI Partition?

First time posting here for help. So Friday night I was playing around with GParted and accidentally deleted several partitions. One of the was an unnamed. After doing this, I restarted and I was ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on macbook pro EFI

Macbook pro: mavericks, 5.2, graphics: nvidia geforce 9600M I followed the guides from here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting#Detect_.28U.29EFI_firmware_processor_architecture and ...
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Deleting GRUB2 which is placed in sda? And how to fix two Ubuntu entry in EFI Boot selector?

I have EFI Windows 8 in my Asus K55V laptop. EFI partition is sda1. I tried to install Ubuntu in EFI mode and created/selected separate boot partition for Ubuntu boot loader. Ubuntu installed ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu over Elementary OS on an EFI system?

First, a bit of background. I managed to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 8(preinstalled). I disabled secure boot. I had to go in the bios settings and change the disk order to select Ubuntu as the ...
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How to change grub-bios to grub-efi

So a while ago I installed Ubuntu on my MacBook. I had to reinstall it because something in the update manager messed up. Not to concerned about that but for some reason after the installation Ubuntu ...
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How to make update-grub recognize zfs datasets as root in /etc/fstab and add minimal set of zfs options?

I'm having trouble to find out how to make update-grub of grub-efi 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1 recognize the specification of a ZFS dataset as root device in /etc/fstab and conditionally add a minimal set of ...
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Two copies of Ubuntu loader detected by Boot Manager

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my system. I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04, and ran Boot Repair in order to make the GRUB the default loader. However, it failed to achieve what I wanted, ...
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grub rescue, blind mode

i updated osx last night and when i try to boot to linux, i get sent to the grub rescue prompt. i have performed the following steps: set prefix=(hd1,gpt5)/boot/grub (contains grub.cfg but mod ...
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Unable to boot to Ubuntu

Just got a new laptop and removed Windows 8 and installed 13.10 using LiveUSB. Initially it was booting to "No boot media" but I was able to resolve it with boot-repair. I realized some of the items I ...
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Getting ubuntu 12.10 and windows 8 to work correctly dualboot. Configuring GRUB

There may be several questions on similar lines. But this one is a bit different. My Windows8 installation had stopped working earlier after installing Ubuntu 12.10, (standard : cannot find drivemap ...
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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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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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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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Changing Default Grub Menu, Not Default OS

My question is in regards to changing my default GRUB bootoader. Not the boot order, font, image, etc. I have successfully triple booted both of my laptops. Their default OS's were both Windows 8.1, ...
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Dualboot Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04 No Windows Bootloader on grub2

So, I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu running fine on my laptop until Ubuntu updated to 14.10, after that Ubuntu could not load, just a Purple Screen and a Blinking CapsLock Key, so I booted into Windows ...
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Visualizing linux GPT partition (EFI) from Windows Host

I created a rescue grub.iso using the following script. This code worked for me when I using Windows 7, Ubuntu 12, MBR: #!/bin/sh set -e wk_dir=$(mktemp -d "${TMPDIR:-/tmp}/tmp.XXXXXXXXXX") mkdir -p ...
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Problem understanding a grub.cfg line with search.fs_uuid

while learing and adjusting my boot setup, I am stuck unterstanding this content in my grub.cfg on the EFI patition of my drive: search.fs_uuid <uuid> root hd8,gpt5 set ...
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Laptop not booting

I've got a Vaio laptop that used to work with 13.10. I did an upgrade to 14.04 and since then it does not want to boot any more, that is it doesn't seem to reach grub: I'm stuck on a "BIOS" screen ...
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Boot XP from secondary HDD using GRUB2 on primary HDD

I have a computer with one HDD that has Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS and GRUB2 on the same disk (hd0/sata0). Its partitions are: sda1 - ext4 primary sda2 - swap area sda3 - NTFS I found an old HDD ...
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manually installung Grub2 after Windows8.1 update 1

After boot-repair failed to install (both with secure boot disabled and enabled), I decided to try running grub-install manually using the following command. sudo grub-install ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu after repartitioning

Having successfully dual-booted my system, I decided to attempt to triple-boot Kali-Linux (legacy), Windows 8 (UEFI), and Ubuntu 13.10 (UEFI). I freed up some disk space (5 gb if I remember correctly) ...
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Ubuntu EFI boot partition and Windows 8.1

I installed on my laptop Windows 8.1 without SecureBoot. After that I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and created partion /boot/efi and now laptop starts only ubuntu. How can I change grub settings to choose ...
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How do I assign a network IP & enable ssh during installation?

I need to have a bootable usb flash disk with ubuntu 12.04 x64 EFI integrated any ideas? Is there a way to install ubuntu 12.04.2 x64 as text based installation? Like the ubuntu server install? And ...
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Problems on boot

Good morning! I have a little problem with my Ubuntu 13.04. Actually, I have this problem with any other linux distributive (Fedora, Fuduntu, Mandriva, Ubuntu 11.04 => 13.04, Linux Mint 14 and oth.). ...
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“GRUB installation failed” What do I do?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Studio version 14.04.2 (alongside my Windows 8). Everything seems to go fine during the installation until at some point this message pops up: GRUB installation failed ...
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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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black tty screens

I get black tty screens when I hit Ctrl-Alt-F1. I already read all other similar questions but I can't seem to find a suitable solution. Here is my setup. I have a fairly new laptop (Jan 2013, Asus ...
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Lenovo onekey 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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how to enable secure boot after the installation

Kubuntu 14.04 64bit on a MS-DOS (MBR) type HDD (sda4) Kubuntu 14.10 64bit on a GPT type HDD (sdb5) Windows 8.1 64bit on a GPT type HDD (sda3) these are my installed OSes, both kubuntu installations ...
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windows 8.1 won't let me boot using Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I have tried both desktop versions of Ubuntu, and I get the same result. Upon restarting mt laptop I get a start screen called 'windows ...
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live-build / lb config help needed

Hi I'm trying to build custom iso for my asus t100ta wich is uefi only My goal is to make it bootable grub-efi 32bit My question is how do I specify mainline kernel=>(3.16) and grub-efi bootable? ...
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Make a portable Ubuntu on a USB stick (bootable on Macbook/iMac)

I have a Macbook Pro 8,1 (early 2011 model). My goal is to have Ubuntu installed onto a USB stick what I can plug into any Macbook / iMac (also potentially any pc) and use Ubuntu anywhere. Here is ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 irst, ubuntu not booting (black screen)

I'm trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 on amy new Asus Zenbook U500VZ with 2x 128 GB ssd in raid0 using Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Windows preloaded). After a bit of trial and error ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to get EFI for 32 bit instalation

I have a tablet with intel atom cpu and can't boot 32 bit ISO image in it. I heard that developers don't want to develop this but I wonder what is the challenge on doing so. I tried disabling secure ...
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cannot boot to login screen

I am unable to reach the login screen after booting. It keeps showing the progress bar. I have a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. It worked fine yesterday. Today I removed some packages ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS + Mac: Pure EFI Boot with BURG

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to my Macbook pro using as described in following article: UBUNTU + MAC: PURE EFI BOOT. So, now I want to replace grub2 with burg. I installed it using apt-get, and I ...
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Windows 8 remove grub after booting

I'had Windows 8 installed on a SSD with 2 other Hard Drive, I intalled Ubuntu on the SSd (~15Go partition) and the Grub just worked fine, I could run Ubuntu and after a reboot I run windows8. But ...
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Troubleshooting Dual Boot: No results from boot-repair

sorry to post another one of these, but I cannot for the life of me get this dual boot to work. I am using a Sony VAIO S, which has Insyde H20. I have no issue booting from a disc or usb, but I cannot ...