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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can't install ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 7 with USB boot method

Actually I want to install ubuntu new version OS alongside with my windows 7 Operating System.So I tried to install Ubuntu OS with the help of watching online videos.When I am trying to follow one ...
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How to make a portable Kubuntu on external drive (GPT) on UEFI computer?

The problem: after installation Kubuntu on external SSD (Transcend ESD400 512Gb) on UEFI computer I can't use it on another one. I made some attempts but all of them were unsuccessful. My computer: ...
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Lubuntu installation - - AMD athlon — boot bypassing grub screen

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 for a friend, on an old xp machine, a Packard-Bell AMD Athlon 64. The installation, apparently went smoothly, however when I rebooted, Lubuntu booted straight to ...
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Grub doesn't boot after kernel upgrade

I upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 LTS via terminal and now grub doesn't find any kernel. I tried to look inside the /boot folder via grub terminal, but on my primary hard disk the folder seems to be empty. ...
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How do I stop ubuntu updates from taking over the MBR?

I have a perfectly wonderful multi-boot setup with a stand alone grub2 partition booting from the MBR and from that grub2 menu I can boot other operating systems on other partitions (using, for ...
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Create virtual USB Drive from Partition to run Live CD

I'm trying to install android_x86 on a separate partition that was created before installing 14.04. Just for testing experimental reasons, I created a 32gig partition to use as a virtual usb per to ...
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Problem to login after fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 Server version

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 sever version properly and removed the pendrive when it was told to remove. But it does not shows up grub entry when system reboots. Windows startups directly. It only ...
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I have an encrypted partition for the which I need to recover the passphrase to recover data

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 along side Ubuntu Studio 14.04. My Ubuntu works well but I have all my data on the Ubuntu Studio partition - that I can no longer access. How can I recover the ...
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How to install on and boot from external SSD on UEFI?

I need an external SSD with Kubuntu to boot on different computers. So I created LiveCD, booted from it, plugged external SSD. With the help of GParted I converted the SSD to GPT and created ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from overwriting grub bootloader after update?

Is there any way I can stop Ubuntu from overwriting bootloader? It happens after updating (I suppose) system's kernel. I want to stay with my other linux distro bootloader without having to change ...
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Wrong name in grub

This question is at least partly about linux mint but it also has Ubuntu in it so I decided to ask it here. I recently update linux mint 16 to 17. I did this using apt instead of a fresh install. It ...
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HI,I ran into a booting problem

So I wanted to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. I followed this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7gWIkAY7s The problem I got was, after I restarted pc when prompted by Ubuntu installer. I ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu grub after formatting ubuntu partition in windows 8?

So I tried uninstalling ubuntu from my dual-boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (GRUB booted everything) I formatted the partition for Ubuntu from Windows I tried booting into windows afterwards and ...
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14.04 does not boot after otherwise successful dual boot with windows 8.1

Have ASUS X551M Notebook PC. Boots Windows 8.1 Want to dual boot Ubuntu. Need clarification on Bios setup. What does "BIOS" add boot option really want when it says it wants a format of ...
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How do I get grub to load properly from a USB external hard drive?

I've created a bootable backup of my Ubuntu to an external USB hard drive. I can now boot to my external backup from grub when grub is loaded from my internal hard drive, but I cannot boot to grub on ...
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Configuring grub for Ubuntu on Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10

Situation I have installed Ubuntu Linux 14.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10. The only problem I'm facing now is to configure the bootloader. I'm quite familiar with Ubuntu, but not with grub or ...
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Can I replace elementary OS with Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 as my primary OS in Local disk(C:) and elementary OS (Ubuntu-based OS) as my secondary on some other partition. So I'm dual booting Windows & elementary. I want to remove ...
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Both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Windows 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 5521 in Legacy Mode. I then tried installing Ubuntu 14.04. The installation was successful. But after rebooting, I was unable to boot into any OS. While ...
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Ubuntu 14. 04 display [on hold]

I am install ing new release but grub screen is no coming the display is inactive once you've given password
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Windows 7 won't boot after side-by-side installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a DVD I burned. Ubuntu runs perfectly, but when I select Windows 7 from GRUB, the screen goes blank (with some coloured lines at the very top of the screen). From here, ...
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I have dual boot 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS, how do i remove 12.04 lts?

I had 12.04 LTS and did a dual boot with 14.04 LTS in case something went wrong with upgrading. It seems to be working fine with either version, so to remove 12.04 leaving just 14.04 LTS should I ...
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How to add the entry for Windows 8 to grub [duplicate]

Thanks for your time. I have ubuntu 12.04, and reinstalled windows 8 for a few exclusive programs that work with products I have bought. I reinstalled grub-efi on my UEFI system. Everything works ...
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Fix broken grub on usb stick mounting lvm from the hardrive

I have an ubuntu 12.04 system which works this way: /boot is on a usb stick partitions /, /home, and swap are on the harddrive, on an encrypted lvm recently an update messed up grub on the usb ...
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How to make sure, that grub always starts the default entry after a timeout? [duplicate]

When booting the Ubuntu system went wrong and the user is forced to cut off power, there is a feature, that disables automatic selection of grub menu upon next boot. Normally this is a nice feature ...
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how to make partitions on ubuntu 12.04 while installing it

I have HP probook 445 g1 with factory installed ubuntu 12.04. I don't know how my pc didn't boot one day. So I planned to reinstall ubuntu 12.04. But unknowingly I installed 12.04.4 while I wanted to ...
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deleted swap partition, WINDOWS doesn't work

Today i wanted to un install Kali, but i started from deleting swap partitions one 7.8gb and one 8.9gb (i did this in windows) I turned off the computer and to my surprise grub recovery came up. i ...
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Grub badly confused; jumps between drives during boot

I've spent about two weeks now trying to get a box that was running 10.04 to run 14.04. One of the ongoing problems that has been absolutely maddening is that GRUB has been acting really strangely. ...
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Triple boot with Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17 [on hold]

I have dualboot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop. But I want add Linux Mint 17. I have downloaded Linux Mint 17 .iso file, burned it on DVD and runned it for testing. But ...
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error: hd0 out of disk? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Samsung Chronos 7 laptop. The computer was running fine, until recently after a required reboot, the screen was black showing: "error: hd0 out of disk grub rescue>" ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu Dual Boot Issues

I know tons of people have issues dual booting Linux with Windows 8 machines because of all the UEFI garbage. In fact, I had a similar issue last year. After installing Windows 8 next to Ubuntu, I ...
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NUC DN2820FYKH ubuntu 14.04 UEFI

I have updated my BIOS to the latest version yesterday and since then the machine can't find bootable drive. I can boot using EFI console, but it doesn't play ball otherwise! I tried boot-repair but ...
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Changed part I on type, can't boot into my operating systems

Changed partion type from "logical" to "primary" and now I get the grub rescue command Line. I can't do anything with my computer at the moment so it would be appreciated for some help.
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Error: ELF header smaller than expected [duplicate]

I had a power cut in the house and when I turned on my notebook again this error came up. How can I fix it? I searched already but nothing has helped (I'm probably doing something wrong). I looked ...
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Upgrading from 10.04 Server to 14.04

I have an Ubuntu dedicated server hosted at GoDaddy. I wish to make an upgrade from 10.04 to 14.04, however each time I login over SSH, I get the notice to be careful if I upgrade because I have ...
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GRUB2 /etc/grub.d/ 40_custom multi-boot

I am adding GoBoLinux to Windows Vista and Ubuntu 12.04 with GRUB2 on the MBR but I am not clear on the script or how to devise a script to replace 40_Custom. Loading the GoBo GRUB to it's own root ...
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Install Ubuntu but still boot into Windows 7 (No GRUB screen)

EDIT: Nothing was required my end, I have picked the best answer (Which I was going to do anyway) Thanks for the suggestions First of all I want to boot Windows only, I'm not having a duel-boot ...
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Ubuntu with system on mdadm, broken grub, won't boot

My old disc started failing so I decided to change it. While moving data to a new disk, seeing how big it is, I though it would be a good decision to split the disk and add some insurance with RAID1 ...
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Can't boot without another HDD [duplicate]

I've two problems: I took my old HDD and put it in a hard-drive enclosure. Then I connected this to an notebook which is running on Windows Vista. I also connected a USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04 with ...
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After installing Ubuntu 12.04 pc goes in GRUB rescue

As a part of my school lab I did following: Starting off with win 7 installed Installed 10.04 in remaining space > worked Installed 12.04 in amother partition I created finished installation took ...
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Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
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Blank screen trying to boot from CD for install

I am pretty convinced as to why LINUX flavors will never be mainstream for general consumers. It is because of problems like I am encountering. I download and the installer ISO and made the CD to ...
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Grub rescue no such device error

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. And I'm running into a Grub rescue no such device error. I have an older desktop with two hard drives: 60GB and 500GB (resp. sda and sdb). I think they're PATA. I can't ...
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Append options to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modification on files

I want to add an option to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modifying any files on the system. The reason is that I want to apply it by installing a driver package, but currently I haven't found any ...
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GRUB bootloader is not loading at startup [on hold]

Please help. Right now I'm using Windows 7 but I want to switch to Linux. So first I tried to install Zorin OS. I successfully installed it by following steps: made live USB, install on free deleted ...
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recovery option not showing up in grub menu

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I remember I made the recovery partition but grub not showing recovery option I made recovery partition in /dev/sda2 ntfs and the label is HP_RECOVERY
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Can't boot Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I had a few problems with Ubuntu 12, so i installed Ubuntu 14.04. I had a problems with booting (Ubunut didn't start). I repaired Ubuntu boot with boot-repeair, but i think i destroy Windnows 8.1 ...
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I can't boot into windows: error: unknown command 'drivemap'; invalid EFI file path [duplicate]

I had Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu and all worked well. After a problem with my video configs I decided to unistall Ubuntu and I made a fatal mistake: deleted the Linux partition. After that I ...
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Plop boot menu in ubuntu

I have an old sony laptop that doesn't support booting from USB and its CD ROM drive is broken. Previously I was able to boot from USB through plop boot manager, but recently I deleted partitions and ...
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Out of disk - grub rescue after reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 & unable to install boot-repair [on hold]

So I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop because I thought that would fix sluggishness that started after I accidentally installed all the available updates. When I restarted the computer at the end ...
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Auto boot Linux. Hide boot menu with Grub 2

I've read the forum but it seems my grub boot menu doesn't follow the form of the config file. I would like the menu to not appear unless shift is pressed. My current /etc/default/grub is: ...