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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cannot delete linux image due to dependencies

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. I stil have Windows on my machine as well. After installing Ubuntu I noticed I had two Linux images on my machine in GRUB. One of them causes failure while booting, the ...
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Hide Grub including text “Grub loading”

There are some tutorials for hiding GRUB Menu out there. But: When the computer is booting it still reads "Grub loading" then boots to OS. If I press the shift key while Grub loading the menu appears. ...
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Replacing WIndows 8.1 within Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am in the process of wiping my Windows 8.1 install and replace it with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but have the following queries pls, prior to doing anything: 1) Will I be able to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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Not able to boot after installing ubuntu 14.04 on a brand new dell precision tower 5810

I've just acquired recently a brand new Dell Precision Tower 5810 with preinstalled Win7 pro. It has 2 disks 4TB each. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the primary OS wiping everything from the ...
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Issues with GRUB and Windows

I recently upgrade my 60GB SSD to a 500GB SSD. I installed Windows 8.1 clean on the SSD and everything was fine and dandy. Then for fun, since I am a huge fan of Ubuntu (currently installed on my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 dual boot

I built a computer with Windows 7 about a year ago and I just tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a second hard drive. My Windows hard drive is 3tb and Ubuntu is 1tb. When I attempted to install Ubuntu ...
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How to fix Grub2 not viewing all OS on a Quad-Boot system?

I have quad-boot system set up right now for my Computer Engineering Class (Highschool). I have MS DOS, Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. Each individual operating system (on it's own partition) works ...
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SSD not showing in grub after dual boot

I followed this guide a link! because I have two hard drives, win 7 on SSD, and ubuntu on hdd. I can manually choose to boot into either just fine, but I would like to be able to see my SSD in the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 grub rescue no bios boot settings

(Im new to posting in forums, so I apologize in advance if this is in the improper place, though I thought this might be a unique problem after scouring endless posts). My problem began after using ...
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How to create an encrypted ubuntu instalation on a usb key with support for both UEFI and BIOS?

I am trying to create a usb key with encrypted ubuntu on it, that could be booted on both UEFI and BIOS machines. Aiming for Ubuntu MATE. I am using a virtualbox vm that boots in efi mode to live ISO, ...
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Copy system to new fresh install

I want to wipe my entire hard drive and install a fresh dual-boot Windows7/Ubuntu system, but want to put the entire Ubuntu system as it is now back onto it. The install is located at /dev/sda10. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu server 12.04 - usb is set as primary device

I'm trying to install ubuntu server 12.04 from usb. In bios, I'm setting usb as first to boot and then follow steps from How do I install Ubuntu Server (step-by-step). But when it comes to installing ...
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Kernel Not Loading and Boot Fails on Windows 8 Pre-Installed Laptop

I know this question is common, but this makes no sense to me. I use to dual boot Kali Linux on my PC all the time. I know for a fact my flash drive (where the files are) is specifically (hd1,msdos1) ...
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Failed to Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk

I keep getting cannot install GRUB boot loader, so I chose continue without boot loader. Then I get the message "No boot loaderhas been installed......You will need to boot manually with the /vmlinuz ...
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Flashing cursor on system boot

today I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu using a usb stick. I had Windows 7 running normally when I installed Ubuntu. I created a primary-swap and logical-ext4 ( / ) partitions for ...
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device for boot loader

I have a dual boot system (ubuntu 14.04 + windows 8.1).I was trying to install ubuntu on my usb and while installing for option device for boot loader - I selected usb .And now I can't get grub menu ...
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Add new OS to GRUB2 with Ubuntu

After removing windows from my computer, I decided to have a dual boot Ubuntu-FreeBSD, I installed then FreeBSD who created his partition in the free space of my computer. The problem is that after ...
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white screen on new install 14.04 reboot

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop C55-B5201 I had 1st installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it ran OK but after an upgrade in early February, it began to have a white screen with ...
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Docker warning on cgroup swap limit, memory.use_hierarchy

I am getting this warning from 'sudo docker -d': WARNING: Your kernel does not support cgroup swap limit. even after following the steps (as in this link): modify below lines in ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition [on hold]

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ubuntu ...
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my live usb has error Grub Rescue

my issue is NOT ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on HDD. my issue is live usb getting error on boot "no such device: ..... grub Rescue > " i know people say just format and remake whole live usb again. i ...
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GNU Grub Ubuntu

I am totally new to Ubuntu .I have few problems. First one is,when I start my PC there shows up a purple screen with "GNU GRUB" and there are some options to choose "Ubuntu RAM,Ubuntu,Advanced ...
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GRUB Won't load after instaling Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 7 Dell Inspiron 3537 [duplicate]

I bought this laptop from Amazon, which is a Dell Inspiron 3537 with a Windows 7 OS. It DID have Windows 8 before it, the company which was the supplier obviously changed the operating system. I ...
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A very unique problem

I tried starting up my personal computer today, only to find that it had serious difficulties. I found out that a younger brother had started it up once, and at some point during the boot up had typed ...
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Since last update: Splash broken

fellow Ubuntu Community! I am facing an issue with the splash-bootup screen on my notebook. Since one of the last updates, the splash screen is no longer showing the Ubuntu-logo and the glowing dots, ...
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Grub halts on menu until enter is pressed

I have installed an Ubuntu server and it stops on the Grub Menu until ENTER is pressed without timing out and using the default entry. At first I thought that the problem was due to a reboot after a ...
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creating a bootable partition that's recognized as a flash drive

currently I am running windows 7 but I have run different versions of Ubuntu in the past. I am looking to get back into running this fantastic OS with macbuntu, it looks nice and runs well in virtual ...
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Why is there an “update-grub” and a “update-grub2” command?

I updated my linux machine (dist-upgrade) and the linux-headers were updated. Suddenly the Windows option in GRUB was gone (booting parallel). This was solved by issuing "update-grub" everything works ...
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How to make changes in bootloader?

Hi I have an assignment to complete and my teacher has asked me to make changes in my boot-loader so that when my system boots there is an option of "Welcome Sarah". I have dual boot set up in my ...
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wn-block (0 , 0) call trace install

I have big trouble with my PC. i have dual booth ubuntu and windows 7. When i'm recovery my windows 7, i got grub rescue boot. When i boot from USB which contains Ubuntu operating system, i am seeing ...
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I have Ubuntu installed, but im stuck at the GNU GRUB menu.

When installing Ubuntu onto my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5319, it told me to eject the boot cd then restart, but i didnt remove the cd, and restarted anyways. Now it brings me back to the GNU grub ...
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I accidentally didn't remove the installation disk while installing ubuntu, and now it won't install. How can i fix it?

After installation, it said to remove the installation disk and restart, but the disk tray wouldn't open. So i restarted anyway, and now it brings me back to the install screen everytime i try to ...
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Ubuntu installs on my laptop, reboots, and brings up the install screen again. How do I fix this?

It brings up the "GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1" screen that gives the options to Try ubuntu without installing, Install Ubuntu, OEM Install (for manufacturers), Check disc for defects. ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu without touching windows installed on another drive?

I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my 250GB SDD. I still have my 1TB HDD with an older version of Windows 8.1 and files that I use (like Documents and Games), the 1TB HDD is basically just a files ...
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Cant boot to Kali linux [on hold]

I have installed the operating system successfully on my laptop that has Win 8.1 pre-installed. (With this guide) After restarting the computer, windows 8.1 loaded instead of grub bootloader, so I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 1st Time, Fatal Error with Grub

I am new to Linux and this is my first time trying to install Ubuntu. Six hours in, and I have not yet succeeded. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to install Ubuntu on a ...
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Two different boot screens (GRUB) for Ubuntu live?

This is the usual Xubuntu 12.04 Live USB pendrive boot screen (GRUB, I presume): But sometimes, even when booting from the same pendrive, I get this other: This strange behavior only happens for ...
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How do I debug GRUB_TIMEOUT?

As described here: Grub menu not waiting despite of GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 Adding this line to /etc/default/grub fixes the problem: GRUB_RECORDFAIL_TIMEOUT=10 But why does grub fail in the first place? ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer E3-112 laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Acer E11 laptop (model E3-112). The installation was successful. However I cannot boot Ubuntu. It directly boots to windows and does not even shows Grub. ...
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grub cursor position

after an incident that happened years ago caused by tee, my "down" button didn't work anymore. Now I want to set my cursor position in to the bottom. My Aim is that I can use the up button to choose ...
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Debian Wheezy ISO install breaks boot for Ubuntu distros

I installed a new Wheezy from an ISO flash drive. All seemed to go well, until I tried to reboot. Wheezy had dropped my password, so I couldn't open it up, and my two Ubuntu installations (I believe ...
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windows 7 booting in background but shows the grub screen of UBUNTU 14.04 wallpaper in distorted way

I dual booted my HP Pavilion 15-n012tx (which was pre-installed with Windows 8 pro) to Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Booting them was fine with no errors. Installed Windows and Ubuntu in ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after removing Linux [duplicate]

I recently removed ubuntu to install windows 7. However, even if my Windows USB detectes my ssd in order to install my OS in it, it does not boot from this disk after the installation finishes (after ...
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GRUB not showing on cold boot but on warm boot

I have a dual boot between Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 (UEFI), but what is happening now is I am booted directly to windows when I first start my computer or restart from Ubuntu. I can see my grub only ...
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GRUB cannot find the ISO image on the hard-disk?

I have an old computer with Kubuntu version 10.10. I want to install the latest version and followed the instruction according the post Install Ubuntu from ISO image directly from hard disk of a ...
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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 “???”

While installing Ubuntu, the option 'Install Ubuntu alongside Microsoft Windows 8.1' doesn't show up. After properly configuring the computer's UEFI settings and partition the drives, the Install ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 ...