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

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How can I change/convert a Ubuntu MBR drive to a GPT, and make Ubuntu boot from EFI?

I recently have upgraded my PC, my new Motherboard (ASUS M5A99X EVO) uses UEFi instead of the regular MBR option. I have a Ubuntu 11.10 installation that I did when I had my previous hardware (MSI MS ...
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How to install Ubuntu server with UEFI and RAID1 + LVM

I used to install my servers with LVM over software RAID1, and grub install on the MBR of both drives. Now I have an UEFI server, and the compatibility (BIOS) mode does not seem to work. So I went ...
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ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS installation failed. says: “GRUB installation failed”

The error message is :the grub-efi-amd64-signed package failed to install into /target/. Without the GRUB bootloader the system will not load I'm trying to install it on HP pavilion g6-2303 TX using ...
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Invalid EFI file path

i've just installed Ubuntu 12 on my new laptop ( with Win7 64bit pre installed ) in EFI mode and now i can't load Win7 anymore ( Ubuntu just loads fine from grub ). When i select the Windows 7 entry ...
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How do I install two independent Ubuntu installations on a single hard drive with UEFI?

For security reasons I would like to install a secondary completely independent operating system on a single-hard-drive computer using UEFI. Both installations should be able using different LUKS ...
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Uninstalling GRUB from UEFI laptop

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, however have decided to unisntall Ubuntu. First I booted into Parted Magic and, using GParted deleted all the ext4 and swap partitions. This leaves me with ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8 after Ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu on a pc with Windows 8 preinstalled. After installation Grub showed Ubuntu entries and Windows 8 Boot Manager (or something similar), selecting it I got: /EndEntire file path ...
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How to return from grub prompt to the grub menu?

If you press escape in grub menu you endup with grub command prompt. My question is how can I go back to the menu, without rebooting?
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Best partition scheme for ubuntu + windows with EFI and GPT

I am guessing which is the better partition scheme for a system with EFI and GPT. Currently, I have the following scheme: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 — grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target/

I have HP Pavillion 14-n009tu laptop (i-5, 4GB) with Windows-8 OS installed on it. I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot OS on Windows8. I have disabled fast boot and secure boot options ...
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How to switch between Gfx cards on Macbook Pro 15" 8.2

I have a Macbook 15" Pro 8.2 Which apparently is supposed to be switchable between the GFX cards with vgaswitcheroo. But /sys/kernel/debug/ contains no switcheroo folder. syslog gives me this. [ ...
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Can I install in UEFI mode with the alternate installer?

I'm wondering if it's possible to install Ubuntu 11.04 UEFI mode with the alternate installer. I've read that only grub-efi is needed to boot in UEFI mode. How do I install that?
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Windows 8 Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.10 with UEFI broken Windows boot manager

Brand new Asus U500VZ, Windows 8 preinstalled. I removed the fakeraid, turned fastboot and secure boot off, and set the SATA to AHCI and deleted all existing partitions on both SSDs. Purchased ...
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Is there anything to remember when I exchange my /?

I have a laptop computer with the following setup: / on a btrfs /dev/sda3 subvolume @ /home on a btrfs /dev/sda3 subvolume @home /boot on an ext4 /dev/sda2 /boot/efi on a vfat /dev/sda1 no swap /tmp ...
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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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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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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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Missing /etc/default/grub

I just re-installed Ubuntu 12.10 after having various issues, it was just time for a re-format and re-install. Installation The install went the smoothest that it has ever gone. Except that on my ...
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Grub loader always takes 10 seconds

The default grub loader is always runing 10 second countdown before launching Ubuntu 14.04. This is how it looks in etc/default/grub: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 ...
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Can't load GRUB all of a sudden (UEFI problem)

So, the last time I used my Ubuntu installation was last night. Today, as I booted it up, it told me that booting grubx64.efi is not allowed. Easy enough. I know how to re-enable it from my BIOS. ...
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I am having problems booting after I installed Ubuntu. How can I collect information to diagnose and fix the problem?

After installing or updating Ubuntu, I am having problems using GRUB to boot my computer. How do I collect information to determine what is wrong so that I can fix it? Note: This question and any ...
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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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Laptop that comes with Windows 8 does not show grub

I have a Sony Vaio SVE14A27CXH that came with Windows 8 and UEFI BIOS from factory. I have been trying to install Ubuntu 13.01 with no success. I have already suffered with "Operating System not ...
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Install GRUB from Outside Ubuntu

Running Mac OS and Ubuntu 10.10 booting with rEFIt then GRUB. Updated 10.10 to 11.04 and accidentally put GRUB on the wrong volume (I think swap somehow). Can't boot into Grub. Can I install it onto ...
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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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After installing Ubuntu 11.10, laptop just restart to POST or go to Internal Shell

Ok, i have been using Ubuntu since 8.04 on my old laptop, but some months ago i got a new one and since that day i'm having some bad times. First lemme describe it. It's a CCE (brazilian brand) ...
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How do I install for a Mac while the Mac's hard drive is in a PC?

Host = HP Pavilion i7 q 820 Target = Macbook Pro 6,2 Basically I have the drive partitioned for swap and boot, with the ISO already copied to the drive, how can I install grub for that target from ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Pro 1,1 with a raw hard drive by a bootable USB stick

I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and I replaced the original hard drive with a new 3TB hard drive (just got, never initialized). I try to install ubuntu by a bootable USB stick which I crated on my Mac When I ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu? I want to dual boot

I currently have Ubuntu installed and an empty partition to install windows in (NTFS). If I launch boot repair after installing windows , will it restore the dual boot functionality?
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Unable to EFI boot after Ubuntu 12.10 install (Lenovo E30)

Basically the system won’t boot. After the BIOS screen I get the message: “Error 1692: No operating system found” I ran the ‘boot-repair’ utility without success. Here is the boot info that utility ...
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Windows 7 not loading from Grub, Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot

I have the results of my boot script run here: Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ============================= Boot Info Summary: =============================== ...
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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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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 - 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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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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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 do I install on an UEFI Asus 1215b netbook?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a UEFI netbook Asus 1215b using an USB stick. I created a fat32 efi partition of 100MB, 2GB swap, and 2 ext4 partitions (for root (/ ) and /home, respectively). ...
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rEFInd showing 3 ubuntu .efi instead of 2

This is not really a problem, though I am just curious to why do I suddenly see 3 ubuntu, instead of the usual 2. It should be grub64.efi and shim64.efi. Though now it is grub64.efi, ...
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Can not boot Windows on Legacy BIOS after installing Ubuntu on UEFI [duplicate]

Long story short, I installed ubuntu while I was watching netflix and feeling very lazy, and may have lost all my windows 7 files. Quick summary: -Windows 7 was installed on Legacy bios and I ...
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“Fixing Grub” in single boot installation process

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on my 2011 Macbook Pro following the instructions at this page. After the installation completed, the impulse to play with my new toy rushed over me and I took a little ...
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What should I do as apt-get wants to remove grub-efi-amd64-signed

I'm on 15.04 and latest upgrade shows grub-efi-amd64-signed as "to be removed" (along with upgrading grub-common, grub-efi-amd64, grub-efi-amd64-bin and grub2-common) I'm using EFI secure boot, so I ...
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Dualboot install failed? Locked out of Windows

You can't imagine how happy I am after I finally managed to install Ubuntu for the 1st time today. But I still need some help to know how to boot into the other side of my schizophrenic computer, i.e. ...
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Boot from USB w/ Grub2… computer is useless right now… help!!!

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook Air, and after a botched update attempt the OS won't boot & recovery mode won't boot. The only thing I can do is drop into the Grub2 prompt. I have a USB ...
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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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How to make a UEFI compatble ISO with grub-mkrescue?

I have been following this guide to produce a customized version of Ubuntu. As of now, the structure of the CD is complete. I just have to generate a bootable ISO image with the command: sudo ...
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Problems with refind on MBP

I'm running ubuntu on my late 2013 MBPr and dumb decisions have me in a pickle. A while ago I had a triple boot system, but problems with OSX made me more reliant on Ubuntu, and recently I've been ...
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Dist-upgrade in Ubuntu 14.10 tries to remove grub-efi-amd64

A recent security (?) update in 14.10 Utopic Unicorn caused "apt-get dist-upgrade" in Ubuntu 14.10 to try to remove package "grub-efi-amd64", and replace it with package "grub-pc". I use grub-efi to ...
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Restore /boot/efi

Recently I apparently corrupted my /boot/efi partition, I got according error messages at boot and a manual console to remount it. I tried to reformat it (mkfs.vfat 32), reinstalled grub ...
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Windows 8 / Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot - how to make Grub by default to manage it [duplicate]

good afternoon every. as it's said in the title, I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop (EFI) and it boots automatically on Windows 8. To boot on Ubuntu, I have to change the boot order with the F9 ...