GRUB2 is the next generation of the GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB). Ubuntu has used GRUB2 as the boot loader since 9.10 (Karmic Koala). Commonly referred to as simply "GRUB".

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Maintaining multiple Linux distros - boot and grub partitions

Here is my GParted view of /dev/sda The unallocated blocks were once another Ubuntu distribution - I will resize my other partitions to consume them soon. /dev/sda2 holds my Debian installation's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is not recognizing Red Hat 6 Enterprise Linux to do Dual Boot

My biggest issue is having Ubuntu recognize RHEL as an Operating System. I initially installed RHEL first and then tried Ubuntu. When installing Ubuntu, I wouldn't get the statement that says, " we ...
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Installing GRUB2 on Intel RAID1 volume fails to boot

I've come here as a kind of last resort, hopefully someone will be able to help me. I work for a company which sells POS systems, recently we started using the HP RP5 5810 PC as the heart of our ...
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Unable to Wipe my SSD from linux

I have an SSD which I've installed Ubuntu on, it was completely clean. I installed it and encrypted it. I decided I wanted to wipe my hard drive for a new install without encryption. I'm unable to do ...
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Ubuntu and Windows

I installed Ubuntu to other partition and I didn't delete the Windows partition. I installed successfully but İ can't open Windows. I doesn't come up in grub at start up. It is the output of sudo ...
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I no longer detect any OS or hard drive after updating from 12.04 to 14.04

I updated the my system from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had installed the OS on the partition /sda. After I restarted my system, I was taken directly to boot menu and the boot menu no longer showed that ...
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error: unknown file system entering rescue mode

Hi all i really want help with a pc running ubuntu 14.04 LTS only from 2 days ago and its stuck on GRUB RESCUE and i tried a lot of things that i found on the web and nothing work for me...like i ...
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Boot ISO file via GRUB2

I'm migrating my multiboot USB drive from syslinux+grub to grub2. I'm now searching a way to boot my ISO files. I'm searching for a chainload method. So I don't want to add kernel and initrd ...
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loopback module for grub with secure boot

I am building a multi-boot usb stick with ubuntu derivatives. I followed several tutorials found online: essentially, you put the isos on a usb stick and then you boot them using grub, which is ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installing on MacBook Pro 6,2?

I installed Ubuntu Trusty Tahr(14.04) on my MacBook Pro 6,2. But, after installing all the updates, and restarting, I can't boot anymore. I installed The rEFInd Boot Manager, on my MacBook. At boot ...
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ASUS X555LN Brightness fn key not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS X555L Laptop using an nVidia GeForce 520M Graphics card. The fn+f5/f6 keys are unable to adjust brightness. Currently my screen brightness level is maximum. My ...
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Keyboard will not work for encrypted login

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 (Ubuntu gnome). When I start the computer, it shows the gnome logo and asks to enter my encrypted password to unlock the disk. However, I cannot enter the password. Nothing ...
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How to choose which OS to start in dual boot with Touch Screen and no physical keyboard?

I (now) own an HP Slate 2(b2a28ut) which it's a fancy piece of technological art. It does look like a tablet itself and it acts like an Android Tablet because of its Capacitive Touch Screen, but it is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on is not booting, bootmgr is missing, press ctrl + alt + del to restart

My system refuses to boot normally from the SSD, I tried to run boot-repair from a USB, after reboot the problem persist, here's the Boot repair info script Boot Info Script e7fc706 + Boot-Repair ...
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How to get out of grub after failed update, WITHOUT a cd reader

I tried to install the new version of ubuntu. It took a long time and i let it go on while i slept. When i woke up there was a black screen with commands saying something about the battery. I tried ...
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Everything except GUI is black

Since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, I have many problems on it (that I don't have on Debian 8) Indeed, when I switch to TTY with CTRL + ALT + F(1-6), I get a black screen, same problem when ...
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grub2 not working, showing purple screen after selecting ubuntu or windows

grub2 wont boot anytithing, it just shows purple screen after i select windows or ubuntu but when i install grub legacy ubuntu works perfectly but i cant add windows 8 to grub legacy. Any help is ...
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Can't Boot Ubuntu 14.04 after software updates

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 into my per-installed windows 8 computer and uses dual-booting for a wile with out any problem. Three days ago Ubuntu flagged me with some software updates and I let to ...
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Messed up grub boot order

While I was messing around with my boot order I moved efi firmware to the top and restarted my machine. Now I am stuck in a loop of uefi and boot orders trying to get back to my desktop. How do I fix ...
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What is the kernel command line to completely disable bluetooth in /etc/default/grub?

What is the kernel command line to completely disable bluetooth in /etc/default/grub? I need 25 characters to ask such a simple question because of "quality standards"?
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How to add windows 8 to Grub 2 [duplicate]

Ok, my computer has windows 8 preinstalled, i wanted to have dual-boot so i tried to add ubuntu in the easyBCD, now i cant boot to windows and in grub2 only ubuntu appears. I ran the boot repair and ...
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Error Booting to Windows after removing Ubuntu

I wanted to remove Ubuntu to reorganize my hard disk, I deleted Ubuntu partition then I run this command in Windows repair "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" but when my Laptop boots it shows a screen says ...
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Problem with Multiboot and Grub

Sry for my Bad English, I am from Germany:D My Problem is that my Grub bootloader had a problem a few days ago,I couldn't change the options with Grub Customizer or anything. It says that a file is ...
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Operation System not found after installing Ubuntu 15.04

I had my perfectly working Dell XPS with several ubuntu based distros installed on it (ubuntu 14.04, 15.04 and elementary luna and freya) Then I tried antergos and installed it to one partition. ...
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Black screen with white underscore not starting and no option for reboot [duplicate]

After installation from bootable USB it worked well, but when restarted after some time,this black screen occured. Any fixes for this? And the purple screen also doesn't come. It only stops at the ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu (Elementary Freya) [on hold]

I wanted to try out Linux so I installed Elementary OS Freya (which is apparently an Ubuntu fork) following these instructions, but I lost the ability to boot into Windows now as it doesn't show up in ...
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Old kernel version still running after several updates

Currently running 3.11.0-18, but many other later versions are installed. For some reason the updates aren't getting selected for grub: $ uname -r 3.11.0-18-generic Listing kernels: $ sudo ...
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Windows gone and ubuntu not working [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and i installed correctly by creating partitions and the laptop finally says restart to use ubuntu but when i do , it agains diplays a gnu grub version showing ...
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Windowse/Ubuntu dual-boot disk separation

I have a HDD and an SSD. I have a win8 and Ubuntu in two separate partitions on my SSD. First win8 has been installed and then Ubuntu. Boot-loader grub comes up and I can select my OS. Now, I feel ...
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Sound is gone after booting system in text mode

I started using GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" grub argument for my boots, and recently noticed that the sound is missing. I start GUI from terminal using startx command, here's my .xinitrc ...
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getting issue when booting system in Ubuntu 14 in laptop

I am getting these kind of errors when booting system: READ FPDMA QUEUED (DRDY ERR) READ DMA EXT What I need to do for this? Is this HDD issue? I should replace it with new HDD?
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Boot Live CD from HDD and unlock HDD

I boot Live CD from HDD with following grub menu item menuentry "Ubuntu 14.04 ISO" { set isofile="/boot/iso/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso" loopback loop (hd0,5)$isofile linux ...
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grub(violet screen) did'nt apppear

previously i had windows 7 and windows xp.I formatted the drive containing windows xp .i installed ubuntu 15.04 through USB and allocated the previously formatted drive to it.ubuntu installed ...
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Error: no such device after removing ZorinOS (Ubuntu based) on Second hardrive [on hold]

I had windows on my first hard drive and then installed ZorinOS (Ubuntu based) on my second hard drive. I removed it like Zorin said but now I get the No such device error no matter which drive I boot ...
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Brand new to Ubuntu - can't get into recovery mode

After a mistake, I changed my password but can't remember it now. I've found out that you can reset it by going into recovery mode, but I can't seem to get there! I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 running ...
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Keyboard is not working on PC with Ubuntu

I have a Toshiba laptop running Ubuntu. I got it from my friend that way. I don't know much about Ubuntu. It look nice and stuff but the laptop keyboard is not working on it. When i click the caps ...
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Backup live server, migrate to new hard drive (simulating recovery from hard drive failure)

Goal: to take image of live system, transfer to new drive (from MBR, to GPT), separate /boot from / partition, and not have to go through tedious system re-install and re-configure from fresh. ...
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The “default” kernel isn't referenced in the “grub.cfg”?

I've set the GRUB_DEFAULT value in the /etc/default/grub file to a string Ubuntu, with Linux 3.10.0-customized and run the update-grub after that. Then I looked at the /boot/grub/grub.cfg script to ...
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after installation problem with ubuntu booting

I had completed my dual installation of Ubuntu using wubi with Windows 8.1 using a live USB and it displayed the message to restart and remove the USB but after completion too the boot manager is not ...
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I changed the permission for /etc folder. Sudo is not working after that

I changed the permission for /etc folder to 777 with chmod. When I try to run Sudo after that it refuses to work. I found a few fix, such as going to recovery mode to fix things but recovery mode is ...
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Can I take off completely erase Ubuntu and reinstall Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have looked just about everywhere, and I can't find an answer. I absolutely hate Ubuntu. It's messing everything up on my computer. I want to completely take off everything and reinstall windows. ...
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Xubuntu never boots up for first time

I've installed Xubuntu on SSD drive, I can see it in GRUB but it never boots up for a first time. When I select "Ubuntu" in bootloader, loading splash-screen appears for a brief moment and then it ...
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Is it possible to get Grub to automatically detect other OSs at boot-up?

I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive, no problems, and put the grub boot loader on the hard drive rather than the original computer. When I try to move the hard drive to my other computer, ...
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GRUB2 issue after removing windows and reinstalling ubuntu

Short version Cannot restore EFI partition with boot repair. Create a proper partition AND put a /EFI/ folder into it, then used boot repair Original question I originally had a dual boot with win 8 ...
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Grub not showing on startup for Windows 7 Ubuntu 14.04 Dual boot

I had to reinstall windows 7 in my computer which was running in a dual boot with Ubuntu. But now it does not appear the grub menu on boot. I tried to fix the problem following the instructions in the ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg received a segmentation fault

I have corrupted either my /boot partition, dpkg, or both. I was trying to free up space on my /boot by removing old Linux images. Now my machine will not boot. when i try to reinstall Linux-images, ...
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Ubuntu boots to “Read Only Filesystem” after Upgrading

I recently upgraded to 15.04, but when my computer restarted it wouldn't boot into gui and said it was a "read only file system" I came across this Ubuntu boots in read-only filesystem after upgrade! ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - display unclaimed - can boot only in recovery mode

I can select recovery mode as option then boot normally. This works. But Normal mode doesn't work. the command: sudo lshw -c display results in *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA ...
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Need to reset password, can't bring up grub2

I purchased a new dell laptop preloaded with ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I need to reset my password. However, I can't bring up the grub2 menu to enter recovery mode (holding down shift during boot up does ...
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Grub 2 doesnot show any OS.

I am using Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series that originally came with ubuntu. I changed it to windows completely according to my needs. Today I tried dual booting with Elementary OS Luna. I installed it ...