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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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How to verify Swap area functioning?

After increasing the Swap area and RAM size, the /dev/sda2 has become the Swap area and there is change in the UUID of swap. When the Ubuntu icon appears first after booting, a long line shows some ...
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Sony Duo 11 dual boot issue

I have done everything that i have read and cannot get this to work. I want to install ubuntu along with 8.1. I have it already installed on a partition. Issue is i cannot get my computer to boot ...
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Re-installing ubuntu to format my dual-boot system configuration?

I decided to try out the new windows 8 (then 8.1) when buying a new computer to be able to run microsoft software cleanly. I still installed ubuntu as a dual-boot system (splitting my drive's space ...
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Plymouth not launching on startup?

So I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10. Steam started having the "GLX context does not support direct rendering" issue, so I decided to go into Software & Updates to switch my graphics driver to ...
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Where to install Grub on a RAID0 HDD?

Where do I install Grub ? Here are the choices I have /dev/mapper/isw_difechbgae_Volume0 Linux device-mapper(striped)(3.0TB) /dev/mapper/isw_difechbgae_Volume0p1 Linux ...
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I can not boot directly into Text Mode in 14.10

I want my Ubuntu 14.10 system to boot directly into command line, so I changed the grub file in (/etc/default/grub) like this : (#)GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet” GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”text” ...
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Can't boot into UBUNTU, after Yosemite install

I have posted on here as a last resort as I have searched for a solution and haven't been able to find one. I recently installed OS X Yosemite on my mac. Since then I have not been able to gain ...
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Installing Ubuntu by formatting windows XP and using it along with windows 7

I have already installed windows xp and 7 (duplicate). xp got corrupted and 7 is caught by some spyware/malware. I have successfully downloaded Ubuntu and i want to install it on the place of xp (by ...
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grub rescue> unknown command “kernel”

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my laptop, everything worked fine, but today I got this message: error: hd0 out of disk. grub rescue> This happened to me before, and usually I solved it with ...
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Windows 8.1 not coming up in boot options?

So I made a 200gb partition out of my 2tb HDD for ubuntu 14.04.1 and followed ALL the instructions listed in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOz66FC0pWU Yet when I reboot I only get the ...
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Ubuntu didn't install boot menu!

I installed Ubuntu on a netbook from a usb flash drive but after the restart there is no grub menu and just Windows starts. How to add the boot menu for ubuntu? The netbook doesn't have a cd but I can ...
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How do I customize GRUB to choose enter the text mode or enter the graphical mode

How do I customize GRUB so every time booting I could choose whether I want to boot into text mode or boot into graphical mode. I have try to edit /etc/default/grub and change ...
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Ubuntu attempt to read or write outside of disk, entering rescue mode

Ubuntu 12 and now Ubuntu 14.10 do not boot, they drop out into grub rescue saying "error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd1'. I had no problems a couple of years ago with v10 but thought ...
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GRUB issues with sda (C:) [on hold]

I installed openSUSE on my hdd and it put grub on sda instead of sdb like i told it to. But I removed it because I did not like it and grub is no longer installed on sda and I get the grub console ...
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rEFInd on dual boot with windows 8.1 on UEFI

After a fair bit of trouble I got linux (actually its mint - hope I'm not breaking the rules) installed alongside windows 8.1. When I switch on the laptop (Dell XPS 15 9530) I get a grub manager with ...
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Plymouth skipping

I have set up a background image for grub.And I want that background image to be present during the loading stage of Ubuntu as well.Basically when plymouth is usually doing its job.Basically no ...
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Cannot find ubuntu on grub after installation

So I want to have dual boot in my laptop that already has Windows 8. Installation was successful, but Windows 8 didn't appear on grub. it had some error with /endentire. With some work around that I ...
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Boot repair did not fix Grub2

This question was asked before, but I looked at all the answers and none of them worked. I have windows 8 and ubuntu 14. I applied boot-repair using an ubuntu 14 live usb. It finished saying there ...
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Restore EFI System Partition to state before installing Ubuntu

I found this thread that says how to delete GRUB2 Uninstalling GRUB from UEFI laptop But I'm not sure if it applies to me or if I'm doing the things correctly, I'll attach a few screenshots about the ...
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Grub Won't Boot Windows 10 [on hold]

I had a dual booting system with Linux mint and windows 7. When I heard about the windows 10 technical preview, I wanted to test it out. It installed fine, and I like it. I used it for a while, then ...
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Trusted GRUB catch-22

I've recently noticed that GRUB is capable of performing signature checks and software-based secure boot operations. I wanted to give it a try, so I followed the instructions here and executed sudo ...
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Uninstall GRUB2 from Windows 8.1 pre-installed PC

So, I've read in numerous sites that after uninstalling Ubuntu (I have Ubuntu 14.04) I have to restore my EFI partition or something like that, however these fixes seem to be for MBR formatting, my ...
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Lubuntu: Shutdown instead of reboot

My HP N54L running Lubuntu shuts down instead of rebooting when using sudo reboot My GRUB is configured like this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi=noirq quiet splash" Shutdown is working but ...
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error: hd0, 1 read error, VM can't boot up

On Lubuntu 13.10 I had some virtual machines running in VirtualBox 4.2.26. While backing up, all I ever did was make a copy of VirtualBox VMs folder. I have now switched to OS X, and now I can easily ...
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How to debug an non-booting Ubuntu image in VirtualBox?

I've obtained a raw image of Ubuntu 14 LTS from my VPS provider in order to write scripts to automate my server build. It was supplied as a ~200M gz file and successfully decompresses to a 10G file. I ...
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GNU GRUB Minimal, BASH-like line editing is supported

I have been trying so hard to install biolinux8 alongside windows 8, on a dell inspiron 7000s. I have a problem with the grub and when I try to boot ubuntu I have the following error: "gnu grub ...
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Windows Invalidation after Installing Ubuntu Alongside Windows 7

I am having an error on my laptop when I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. Everything was fine, but one month after I installed Ubuntu using the Install Alongside Windows option, I started receiving ...
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Crashkernel is still being added by update-grub after removing linux-crashdump

Once I installed linux-crashdump by following this tutorial: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/CrashdumpRecipe But I don't need it anymore, so I removed the linux-crashdump, crash, kdump-tools packages. ...
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Install mini.iso to 80 GB PATA drive

I booted from the mini.iso and installed all files to the drive. Then Grub2 complains that the system disk is invalid and asks me to remove the floppy. The boot flag for the partition is on. Is PATA ...
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Whatever I type in the terminal I get prompted to install grub?

Ok, whatever I type in the terminal I get the message from the SS after 3sec, and it just goes in a loop, my grub is working fine and I have no idea why this is coming up. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 ...
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Adding SDD to dual boot environment to make tri-boot

Edit: To clarify based on comments below, I have installed Windows onto a new disk and now I want to be able to boot from that disk using the Grub installed on a different disk. Do I need to change ...
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Bootloader problem when installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad x240

I just tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Thinkpad x240 with a ssd and hdd drive. It came without preinstalled OS. I chose Ubuntu to be installed on the ssd. During the installation I got the ...
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stuck in grub rescue mode with no alt gr key

I did a dist-upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, which went apparently OK, except that I had to reconfigure the keyboard because I lost the alt gr key. Then I did a dist-upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 ...
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dual boot option menu is not showing on startup

I use sony vaio laptop with windows 8 pre installed. I installed kali linux in uefi mode alongside with windows 8. After installation it restarted and showed the dual boot option. I choose windows 8 ...
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More entries in GRUB2

I have Ubuntu 14.04 32bit on an external HDD (Samsung M3 Portable, 500GB) and want to add other entries for various diagnostic software (UBCD, bitdefender antivirus...) to GRUB on the same disk. Is it ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 is not displayed in grub menu after dual boot installation

I have installed ubuntu 14.10 on the my laptop with windows 7 already existing. The grub menu now is not displaying the option to load ubuntu. It just shows only windows 7. I tried with boot-repair ...
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Hot keys brigtness issues with Ubuntu 14.10 in Acer Aspire 5755

I have a Acer Aspire 5755 with Intel video graphic, on Ubuntu 14.04, the combination Fn+←/→(Right/left) arrows can increase/decrease the brightness screen. Works fine on unity and with a ...
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Problem booting Kubuntu

So I installed Kubuntu the day before yesterday but when I start my laptop it boots right into Windows. This is how I installed Kubuntu: I downloaded the Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4 release from the ...
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How to make update-grub recognize zfs datasets as root in /etc/fstab and add minimal set of zfs options?

I'm having trouble to find out how to make update-grub of grub-efi 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1 recognize the specification of a ZFS dataset as root device in /etc/fstab and conditionally add a minimal set of ...
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error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and after rebooting I see this message: error: file /grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes 255 ...
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Install Ubuntu on Laptop without affecting windows bootloader

Ok. I am a Linux user but I purchased a laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed... LAPTOP INFOS: Lenovo G50 64-bit Intel i5 processor 4GB of RAM Supports USB 3.0 I wanna install Ubuntu 14.10 on a ...
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Error upon booting Ubuntu in Virtualbox - SMBus error

I used to have a different PC, with Ubuntu on it. That PC broke, so I wanted Ubuntu back, but not fully on my laptop. So, I installed Virtualbox, followed all steps. But at boot, I get The regular ...
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grub missing; boot repair disk unable to correct

I was dual booting with LXLE and windows 7 .The system ran fine till 4-5 month. However yesterday windows 7 was missing from grub. I went into windows recovery environment and ran fixmbr and fixboot ...
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Duel Boot with Manjaro Linux and Ubuntu 14.04 Gets grub error : error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

When I am booting my Desktop I get this error from GRUB : error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' I am dual booting Manjaro Linux with Ubuntu 14.04
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How to compile GRUB2

I'm looking for the way to build GRUB2 from scratch. I'm not using grub-mkimage or anything like that. I downloaded the source code with apt-get source grub2 and unzipped the Debian tarball. Inside ...
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Is there any way I can restore my system from this point? [on hold]

I have encountered serious problems while experimenting with Linux (Ubuntu / Mint). A few days ago, I felt like trying Linux. I had Windows 7 installed on an SSD drive. Since I had one free HDD, I ...
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osx download from GRUB

Ok so I just installed Ubuntu onto my mac, but I pressed the wrong button and deleted osx. I have the original boot disk that I used years ago on it, but after messing around on the GRUB for a bit, ...
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GNU GRUB Version 2.02 beta 2-9 while booting from USB

I attempted to install the latest version of Linux Ubuntu Studio, with previously installed Ubuntu 14.04. Installation procedure went fine, it was only at the finish, when something collapsed, I ...
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I Cannot load ubuntu with windows 7 [duplicate]

I have installed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. But today when I turned on my PC it showed an error regarding GRUB RESCUE. So I solved it referring to a site. The site told the following steps: If you ...
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Bootloader Win7 / Xubuntu / Win10

I have problems with my bootloader. At first I installed Windows 7 and after that I installed Xubuntu to have the right bootloader to boot both OS. But now I wanted to try Windows 10 preview as a 3th ...