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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Windows 8 not shown dual boot [duplicate]

I have a problem that apparently is very common with the dual boot windows, I have a computer that comes preinstalled with windows 8. I hate windows so i installed Ubuntu (but i want to preserve ...
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Windows messed my partitions, is there a way to fix them?

I decided to delete a partition called "HDDRECOVERY" which I wouldnt use, of around 14 GB, I decided to do it on Windows because I was already working there so I didn't have to boot again into Ubuntu, ...
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restore windows 8.1in alienware

i lost my windows bootloader i have setup an dual boot with kali linux and windows 8.1 i deleted the linux partition from the windows and restarted the system but i got a error no such partition and ...
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Please enable a repository containing the [grub2] packages in the software sources

After a power interruption my ubuntu 10.04 server refused to boot. Being a knucklehead, I managed to convince myself that I simply needed to remove and re-install GRUB. After hours of messing with ...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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How do I totally remove grub and install it fresh so it works? (dual boot problem)

Okay, so here it goes. I have two hard drives. One is a 1TB drive that I have Win 7 on, the other is a 250GB that I have Ubuntu on. Both installs work fine, neither is corrupted. I installed Win 7 ...
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What does a dash or hyphen mean in the “Configuring grub-pc” menu?

In the menu "Configuring grub-pc", I get in the list of "GRUB install devices" /dev/sda (1000204 MB; ST31000340AS) /dev/sdb (1000204 MB; ST31000340AS) /dev/sdc (1000204 MB; ST31000340AS) /dev/sdd ...
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Kali Linux Will Not Boot [on hold]

I have an Asus X750JA laptop that dual boots Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. My BIOS is "Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2012" and have GRUB 2 installed for Ubuntu. I have tried with secure boot OFF ...
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I re-installed ubuntu 14.04 and it won't boot

I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04, and I can't get it to boot or do anything. I'm not even getting an error message, just the black screen with the flashing underscore. I don't have a Windows dual-boot set ...
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Gave up waiting for root device-edited grub and even tried reinstall

After I upgraded the Ubuntu kernel from 3.8.0-29 generic to 3.16.2 i tried to reboot and got dropped to the busy box shell with an initramfs prompt exactly like this Gave up waiting for root device. ...
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after ubuntu installation just a black screen

Well, after installation or reinstallation ubuntu ,afteer reloading im just get a black screen. Its happened after bios (in place where or windows must loading or GRUB) Dont know what i must to do ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see windows 8.1

Wy Ubuntu 14.04 live cd doesn't see the Windows 8.1 installation. Gparted doesn't see disk with windows /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have ...
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Wrong ubuntu installation does not recognizes windows

I had a dual boot installation ubuntu+windows that work just nice, but i messed up with ubuntu so much that i needed to reinstall it, and for some other reasons too, reinstallig was a good idea, so I ...
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Installing windows on a separate hard drive after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu installed on one hard drive, and Windows on another. The Windows one has a problem with it so I would like to format that hard drive and reinstall Windows. How can I reinstall ...
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Unable to load ubuntu 13.10os [on hold]

I started my PC early morning and select Ubuntu os to work then it loads gnu grub screen but when i select ubuntu it shows blank page and nothing shows up earlier i was getting CMOS battery failure ...
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No UEFI boot option after install

I got a new laptop (Medion Akoya 6240T) and wanted to install ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I created a bootable usb drive with unetbootin on windows 8. Stuff I did before the install: - Disable secure ...
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How to Remove Ubuntu within root?

I have installed the boot for Ubuntu using Universal USB installer within Windows 7. After which I restarted the PC to check if the Ubuntu boot menu has loaded. The process with Universal USB ...
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logging in to linux from grub

Long story short: I used xmonad gnome and no keycombination will work to launch a terminal (I tried everything I found on the web). So now I think enough experimenting for today I would like to back ...
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How is my computer connecting to SMB (Samba Shares)?

My computer, a refurbished HP Pavilion g7, seemed to have issues for quite some time. One of the issues was it always seemed to send and receive data, pretty much constantly. I looked over my ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu with xp?

This is probably a dupe, I know don't hurt me :p...but how do I dual boot ubuntu and xp but install windows xp after ubuntu? I can't exactly install xp first as I have a ton in my ubuntu install and ...
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How to use Fn+F5/F6 adjust the backlight

My NB is Asus N500JK and OS is Kubuntu 14.04. I try modify /etc/default/grub file. GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=" then update-grub After reboot, it can use Fn+F5/F6 adjust ...
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Windows 8.1 does not load on my dual boot laptop [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu (linux) and just installed it on my laptop which has already windows8.1 on it. I cant use windows anymore.
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Resize extended partion without live CD or USB

My Gparted picture: http://i.stack.imgur.com/s6X7V.png My problem is similar to the problem described here: GParted wont resize extended partitions with the small difference that I'm not able to run ...
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Preseeding 3.16 hardware enablement kernel requires manual update-initramfs

I'm preseeding a 14.04 Trusty install, on a machine which requires a driver fix from the 3.16 kernel, which is the one which goes with 14.10 Utopic. The easiest way to get this kernel is to install ...
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Computer Boots to Grub after removing Lubuntu 14.0.4

Recently I tried removing Lubuntu in dual boot mode with Windows 8.1. However, I probably made an error because I tried to remove the Lubuntu partition from the Windows Disk Management interface. Now ...
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My Computer can't boot from any usb

I was updating my ubuntu 13.10 and after that the computer directly starts windows and ubuntu disappeared The computer now has no grub Tried to put boot repair disk on usb and starting booting ...
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Grub no longer recognizes Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

Yesterday I installed Windows 7 (on /dev/sdb1) and Windows 8.1 (on /dev/sdb2). "Of course", my existing Ubuntu 14.04 (on /dev/sdb3) was therefore rendered unbootable. I fixed this with the Boot ...
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To install Ubuntu: How to change boot priority if keyboard is not detected

It seems my GRUB is defect. When I boot I only get to System-Selection Menu (German: "Auswahl Menü") - no reaction to keyboard or timeout. In order to reinstall Ubuntu I tried to boot from CD, but I ...
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Can no longer boot into Windows, and Boot Repair gives me an error message

For the past several months I've had a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows 8. It was a bit of a pain to set up at first(because of UEFI) but once I did it worked great. The other day my friend told me ...
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Can't access keyboard in boot menu after update

I've just updated my system from the command line. There after the system went into black screen. I got a login screen after several reboots but am only able to use the keyboard to login after ...
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What is the best strategy to clone and dual boot an existing OS?

So my setup is looking something like this: I'm using Grub2 I have 4 logical partitions (1 of which is an extended partition) (Logical Partitions): /dev/sda1 (fat32) /dev/sda2 (fat32) /dev/sda3 ...
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GRUB showing the wrong operating system

I have a USB stick with a UNETBOOT produced Lubuntu operating system install. When I boot from the USB stick, on my computer with Linux Mint (intending to replace it) ONLY the Mint listings are in ...
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BIOS not recognizing hard drives

For starters, I have this laptop: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3184129 "ASUS G75VW-DS71 Laptop Computer - 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - backlight adjustment

I was trying to look at solutions that would enable me to adjust the backlight intensity using the function buttons. I tried editing the grub file in /etc/default/grub but that didn't help. I ...
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Can not access grub menu

I have only Ubuntu installation on my laptop. But accidently I have no access to grub-menu and recovery option. I've tried to change GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT setting to 10 (in this way: sudo gedit ...
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Cloning Ubuntu and creating dual boot?

I want to experiment with Ubuntu and see if upgrading to V14 will cause me any issues with my installed software. Through the LiveCD I have used GParted to successfully resize my filesystem ...
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please help! Windows won't load after installing Ubuntu! [on hold]

First post here. Sad it's about some noob mistake. I just installed Ubuntu today and it installed great. I had the .iso for 14.04 64x on my flash drive. I installed Ubuntu on that, and finished the ...
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Damaged GRUB 2 in my laptop

I have a genuine Windows 8 pre-installed on my laptop. I installed the Ubuntu in UEFI mode, using a live CD, but now the GRUB doesn't show, hence,not allowing me to boot to windows if I want to. It ...
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GRUB Rescue no such partition PLEASE HELP

Im new here so "Hello guys" i know to much themes like this on this site. BUT i have realy big problem AND NOW i dont know how to fix it i getting this error when installing ubuntu 14.04. ( i have ...
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Ubuntu Bootloader Help

I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on my PC (quite old) alongside Windows 8.1. My BIOS mode is Legacy BIOS so no worries about UEFI settings. I have a separate partition (Local Disk E: 30GB) for ...
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kernel / initd boot settings

I have 2 seperate harddrives in my pc, one with windows 7 (working) and one with ubuntu. I am unable to boot into ubuntu for some reason :/ I installed easyBCD to correct the windows bootmenu and used ...
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How to make sure that grub is properly configured?

On a production server, I just did a dist-upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.04.01. During the upgrade, I encountered a serious problem with configuring grub. I finally traced back the source of the ...
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My Windows 7 option is not listed in GRUB

So this happened to me in July>But, Now I wan my Windows 7 back.Here's exactly what happened. 1)I had my Win7 installed on Drive C and Ubuntu on Drive E.Then I reformatted my Windows 7 and installed ...
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How to restore Windows 8.1 boot after installing Ubuntu on flash drive

System: Dell XPS 8700 running Windows 8.1 using secure boot and UEFI. Boot Info Summary: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8340337/ I installed Ubuntu on a USB flash drive using the Live CD version. My goal ...
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I am Salvadoran and speak little English but I could not install ubuntu [closed]

this error: AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_info'
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how can i dual boot with an already ubuntu computer if i have a harddrive i took out of a windows laptop with all its info on it?

ive looked and looked but cant find anything but repartitioning and creating both on one harddrive. what i want to do is take my built computer that i have ubuntu 13.10 (updating to 14.04 as im typing ...
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Install grub in separate boot partition (dual boot)

I have both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on UEFI mode (of course, dual boot). I have used bcdedit under windows 8.1 to set grub 2 as the default boot loader: bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path ...
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I want to overwrite curupt/damaged win xp with 14.04

is there a full proof way that a beginner can easily overwrite win xp with ubuntu? I am presently running 14.04. love it! between grub rescues and mounting/partitioning problems, i am considering a ...
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ubuntu -grub rescue for no real reason?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on a brand new EXTERNAL hard drive. I loaded it up with a booted flash drive, then went through the install process, dividing the drive in half (450GB for ubuntu), 10 gb ...
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How to move GRUB installation to a different partition? [closed]

I have a laptop for work. I originally had Windows 7 on it then I installed Linux Mint 17 to dual boot. During my installation of Mint 17 I accidentally installed GRUB on the wrong partition (sda2). ...