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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Backup ubuntu completely, reinstall os and then restore it exactly the way it was

I recently got a new graphics card and I want to have windows on my computer to play windows only games in my steam library. I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 install and perfectly configured and has all ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 Dual-Boot on RAID Acer S7 question marks installation popup error “???”

I bought a new laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on it. After many an attempt and weeks of troubleshooting installation and booting problems, I finally found a solution for my ...
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Help reverting changes to GRUB

Okay, so I tried to use this fix for my blackscreen when going into tty command line sudo sed -i -e 's/#GRUB_TERMINAL/GRUB_TERMINAL/g' /etc/default/grub This did not fix it, but I found something ...
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Use fdisk -s, can not boot up

First I want to resize partition of my Ubuntu 13.0X, I run three commands: fdisk -l fdisk -s /dev/sda1 reboot -r Then I realize I should copy some important files in system in case losing. But ...
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Ubuntu keeps putting itself in EFI?

I gave Ubuntu a go today, but I found out it wasn't really my thing. But for some reason, I cannot seem to delete Ubuntu's EFI file (grubx64.efi) as whenever I try to delete it, using methods such as ...
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How to make Ubuntu 14 more tolerant of power cut

We are developing an industrial machine running Ubuntu 14, with no keyboard or monitor. We have found that if power is lost during boot then at next boot the boot sequence waits for a keyboard entry ...
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After install I got “no such device”, now what do I do?

After installing from a USB stick in a way that would enable either Windows or Ubuntu to boot, I get "error: no such device: " and it puts me into rescue mode. What can I do to get the boot record ...
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Migrate root filesystem from btrfs to ext4

I want migrate a Ubuntu installation off of btrfs as root because it frequently hangs and causes out of space errors and I really don't need the snapshots. The partition was created empty and not ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu, Powercap/SELinux Issue

I am running Ubuntu (well, Lubuntu, really) on my home server, and all was tickety boo until a few days ago, when the OS stopped booting. Not being able to SHH in anymore, I hooked it up to a monitor ...
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how to do I force-yes on fsck

I have bunch of headless ubuntu server instruments. When various hardware changes happen sometimes we get this error. I'm guessing it was a motherboard replacement that had a slightly different RTC ...
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How to add Windows 8 grub entry?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8.1. But my PC directly boots into Ubuntu. That is why I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to ...
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Grub Bootloader installed twice while dual booting ubuntu and windows 8.1

This is an odd situation: I bought a brand new hp desktop that came with windows 8.1 installed. I used the automatic option in the Ubuntu installer labeled "install alongside windows". It all ...
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Boot into Busybox instead of Lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu OS on a virtual machine (VMWare Player). Today, my VM was booting into the GNU GRUB version 2.02 instead of Lubuntu as usual. I was following this instructions and now I'm stuck at ...
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I upgrade lubuntu 14.04 after upgrade I get ubuntu and fail system

i working with linux long time, but this situation is for me big surprise. Actually running on Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. After writes this command: sudo apt-get upgrade, in terminal all worked right. But ...
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GRUB not showing windows 8.1 already installed

Actually there is a similar question on the community before as well but what I am facing is a different problem. Also there the person has not properly posted the status of his grub. Actually I ...
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Problems installing and dual booting Ubuntu 12.4, 13.10, and 14.4.1 via pendrivelinux?

All righty, I am a bit new at this, so bear with me. I've been using windows for a long time and have a decent amount of know-how with it's interface, and I decided I wanted to try out some different ...
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USB GRUB boot HDD -or- The Upgrade parachute

I have a question... I'm upgrading my laptop's HDD to an SSD. Starting basically from scratch (just backing up and partially transfering /home and stuff), but there's software I have installed (such ...
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GRUB not installed correctly by ubuntu server manual process?

symptom: can not boot from SSD after installing ubuntu server 14.04. BIOS menu keeps returning back. No dual booting. setup: Lenovo T430s with windows 8 preinstalled. BIOS boot menu supports both ...
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Dual boot - Ubuntu Live makes Grub disappear - Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have setup a dual boot (Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 with LVM) with the Grub menu having Windows as default, working just fine. However, every time I need to boot again from Ubuntu CD live, it messes ...
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Can no longer boot after a restart

I was prompted to restart my computer to install updates and when I did, I found myself staring at the grub rescue prompt. I have tried boot-repair, but it gets hung at "purging and installing last ...
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I have to go through grub and windows bootloader to get to windows, can i change this?

I got a new SSD,on which i installed Windows 8.1, and had Ubuntu on my second hard drive .Now when I boot up my computer boots to GRUB where I can either boot to Ubuntu or to Windows. If I click ...
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grub 1.99-2 does it do timeouts?

Have seen advice to edit /etc/default/grub and run update-grub (I tried to change GRUB_TIMEOUT from 10 to 3). But it looks as if grub is not implementing the timeout, it sits there waiting for me to ...
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grub.efi doesn't boot but shim.efi does

I have dual boot(Ubuntu 14.10 with windows8.1) I had got grub rescue>unknown file system and I used boot-repair to solve it. I removed the grub files and boot-repair gave some codes that I ran on ...
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How do I remove Grub without a USB or Recovery DVD? [duplicate]

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 and I want to know how I can remove Gnu Grub and have it go straight to the default Windows bootloader. I do not have a recovery DVD and the USB drive I'm ...
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how to remove the Odd “???” outline issue? [on hold]

I'm new this thing and not sure what is wrong with the grub thing....every time machine boots up it shows grub but with the "???" outlines...can anyone please tell what I need to do in order to fix ...
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REturns to win7 after reboot @ubuntu install

So I thought it be cool to give a try at Ubuntu. Did a clean install first of Win7 onto my new SSD. I than partitioned 40gigs for Ubuntu. I made an USB drive with Ubuntu on it, booted from it. ...
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14.04.2: gave up waiting on root device

I've just installed 14.04.2, and after selecting Ubuntu in grub I get dumped to an initramfs shell. The error reads gave up waiting on root device. The device it's trying to mount by UUID, hosting ...
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Is there a way to boot into grub on a mac rather then OSX?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Mac Mini(late 2014).Now I can get to the new installation by pressingAlt > EFI BOOT to get to GRUB and selecting Ubuntu to boot the OS. My question ...
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How to get back on windows 8? [duplicate]

I have tried to install Linux Mint, but my laptop doesn't allow it. It is a Toshiba laptop. Firstly I tried to install ubuntu, but it didn't accept the install. Then windows 7, and after that ...
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ProLiant Microserver Gen8 clean install drops into grub rescue shell

I've just bought a new HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 a few days ago, and have been trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04LTS on it since then, but I'm having an issue where it's not booting after ...
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Can't boot WIndows 8.1 after using boot-repair-disk [on hold]

I was unable to boot into Ubuntu 14.10 that I recently installed on a 250GB partition on an external hard drive because of some grub errors, so I ran boot-repair, which allowed grub to show up again ...
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How to install “plymouth-greeter”?

I'm bored my plymouth, and i would like to change this. I found on the internet nice script. https://launchpad.net/plymouth-greeter When I try install this i can't but it is rly old. I use Ubuntu ...
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Black screen after plymouth at ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Recently my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stopped going further than plymouth. It goes like this: Process BIOS process grub menu ( I choose 1st option called Ubuntu) black screen for couple of seconds plymouth ...
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GRUB Aesthetics

Quite a while ago, when I was just getting into Linux, I used openSUSE as my distro. One thing I recall was that the boot loader screen (it was what is now called GRUB Legacy) was a lot more pleasant ...
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Grub not coming up when laptop starts

I had dual booted my laptop with windows and ubuntu 14.04 and it was running fine only until my windows was infected by virus and so I had to refresh it. After refreshing when I restarted my laptop my ...
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Strange text output when booting

In the last few days I've got strange warnings(?) when booting. Furthermore sometimes my notebook doesn't even start ubuntu or grub, then it simply shuts down or UEFI gives me the possibility to boot ...
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triple-boot pc: move grub and unify partitions

I have a triple-boot pc with following partitions: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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How to dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have installed Windows 7 a couple of years ago, now install Ubuntu for academic purposes, partition the disk and perform other procedures in the installation. But when I restart the computer I can ...
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Windows partition encrytped ,unable to boot from grub menu

I added a window 7 entry to 40_custom under /etc/grub.d . The windows entry appears in the grub menu after a grub update , but when I click on the windows option, I get an invalid signature . I used ...
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how to fix this error code for ubuntu

Hello everyone i have alot questions to ask first 1) i want to fix this error. This error happen when i was trying to make grub menu always show up when i turn my conputer on and so. The reason why i ...
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Can not boot Windows 7 after install Ubuntu 14.04

Hi I am having problems for booting windows in latest ubuntu 64 bit which boots normaly, its a laptop and never had windows installed and uses UEFI and Legacy modes. This is part of the ...
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Grub2 doesn't show Windows 7

I did reinstall UBUNTU 14.04 after having some issues with grub, the problem is that I can't access to my windows 7 anymore as the grub menu shows only Ubuntu partition. P.S/ during the ...
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Trying to do an Ubuntu/Windows dual install but only Windows 7 pops up

So I've been running Ubuntu without Windows. I got a Windows 7 live CD and tried to do a Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot but I couldn't get the boot to load correctly so I decided to go back to just ...
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Issues with BootRepair and GRUB [duplicate]

I have got a new Acer net book with Windows 8 and EUFI on it. The first thing I attempted to do was install Parrot Sec Linux, and I did so with a boot able USB created with Win32DiskImager. I was able ...
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Can't boot anything

I'm selling my laptop, so i decided to erase my Ubuntu partition, so i got the grub screen, at that point i could still access the boot menu trough initrd, but after following a tutorial in how to fix ...
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Logging into my user account sends me back to login. Xserver? [duplicate]

Solved Running sudo startx must have changed the ownership to root so ownership must be taken back. At the login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter your credentials to login then enter ls -la and you ...
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GRUB2 does not boot Windows 7

I run a dual boot system with ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 64-bit. When my Windows refused to un-hibernate, i pressed the reset button and booted ubuntu. Now, when I select Windows 7 in GRUB2, i get ...
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fdisk /dev/sda fail, possible to restore?

I'm new here, so I hope I post this in a place where someone is able to help me. Earlier today I was messing around with fdisk to be able to run my windows partition through a VirtualBox. At a point ...
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Grub from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit

My Grub says Ubuntu 12, but I already have Ubuntu 14.04. Why does it say that the version is 12?There are too many options in the Grub menu, how can I clean it?
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Ubuntu-gnome now alone on harddrive, how to remove multiboot menu [duplicate]

I want to remove all trace of multi-boot now and make Ubuntu boot up without grub that was installed when Windows 7 was there. Now Windows 7 is gone but not the boot menu. How do I remove this?