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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Why can't I boot into xen?

I started out with a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 server set up on a 10GB LVM partition. The only other thing I did was to then install the xen-hypervisor: sudo apt-get install xen-hypervisor-amd64 ...
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Booting problems after update

Yesterday I updated my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T440p) to Ubuntu 14.04. Afterwards I restarted the laptop, but the operating system wouldn't start. I can''t get into the booting menu to choose Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu shuts down for no reason

until 2 days ago Ubuntu 12.04 was going simply great, then the update manager prompt for some updates and I continued as usual. After that I continue to use the computer for few more hours then I ...
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Accidentally removed windows when dual booting

I am not sure if this question is appropriate to be posted here but I have really no idea and I really need to fix this problem ASAP and I am so frustrated right now. I was dual booting windows 8.1 ...
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Boot loader (grub) suddenly doesn't show, black screen on boot

I'm sure there's many similar questions, but I didn't find an answer anywhere. I'm on an Asus Zenbook UX32VD, Having windows 7 entirely on a 120gb SSD, and Ubuntu on a 24gb internal SSD (soldered to ...
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Trouble installing grub on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently dual booted my Windows 8.1 system (HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC) to Ubuntu 14.04. According to the instructions on a question asked regarding grub installation , I installed "Boot Repair" ...
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edit grub2 to boot other partition

I was running out of space on my primary partition that I had originally set to 30gb (I know, rookie mistake), but it was at the end of the disk so a resize operation would be more data loss prone ...
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Bootproblems after second OS installation

My Problem: I had Windows 7 on my old HDD. Bought 120GB SSD to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dualboot. Disabled HDD. Windows installation -> create 60GB partition for WIN7, works. Next: ...
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Dual boot not detected after installing Linux 12.04

I just installed Linux on my laptop. It already has windows 8 installed. I created a separate 15 GB partition for linux. When I loaded up the installation CD, I just had two options, 1. Erase the disk ...
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update-grub ignoring some options in /etc/default/grub

Just installed another hard drive and noticed that grub automatically added the necessary menu entries to boot off it. I wanted to adjust these new entries by editing /etc/default/grub, but it seems ...
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Ubuntu get stuck on Restart or any other event, Force switch off leads to a broken boot loader

I Have Ubuntu 12.04 installed in Lenovo ThnkPad S540. nce in a while ( 3 times for the last week), Ubuntu got stuck when I restart or even when im working (pulled out extended monitor). Then when I ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 Boot To Black Screen after updating Chromium?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for 64 bit systems on a dual boot custom computer with Windows 7. It was functioning normally for at least 3 days before I noticed that Youtube videos were flickering ...
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Problem while Dual booting windows 8 pro with Ubuntu 13.10

I have a HP Pavilion-15-n004tx laptop. It supports UEFI. However when i installed Windows 8 on it, i disabled the UEFI and installed the Windows in Legacy BIOS mode. I wanted to dual boot it with ...
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Recover Ubuntu installation

I'm in a problem..I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu ( I had Grub to manage the boot ) and now I reinstalled Windows and now I can't access Ubuntu any more..I don't get an option to boot Ubuntu and no dual ...
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Grub Customizer Submenu Not Working

To begin I will confess that I am relatively new to Ubuntu, so much of this is a learning experience for me but a learning experience I am open to nonetheless. My problem largely is that when ...
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Completely messed up grub/efi/gpt dual boot

I seem to have almost entirely screwed up my machine. I was attempting to install an ubuntu liveusb to my external hdd, but in the process I messed up my internal setup. The external one works ;) ...
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“invalid arch-indepent ELF magic” when starting 14.04 from grub menu

I posted this question earlier in the day. After toying around for a little while, I figured out that my Windows 7 repair disc couldn't detect my HDD. I ran boot repair and restored the MBR. Windows 7 ...
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Can't boot in windows 8 after upgrade to 14.04

As advised I am asking here about my problem. After upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 I can't boot in windows 8.1. Right away after upgrade I noticed that few of my previous options are missing in grub. Then I ...
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14.04 dual boot/grub error

I'm trying to install 14.04 along with Windows7 Ultimate on my old laptop, HP Compaq nc8340 Core2Duo, 3Gb, 750 GB harddisk. I installed Windows 7 first, leaving around an unused partition of about 100 ...
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Lost Windows 7 boot entry after installing Grub customizer

The title says it all. I installed grub-customizer, made some changes to the GUI, and lost my Windows boot entries. I've tried running sudo update-grub, but it didn't detect Windows. How can I recover ...
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Installing a partition of Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu

I originally had a laptop with Windows 8, but I wiped it and installed Strictly Ubuntu. However, I am realizing that there are some tasks that are better suited towards Windows. I was looking to Dual ...
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Unable to boot to windows [on hold]

Context: Recently I've bought an SSD. Before that I had 2 HDDs; one being a 500GB drive with a W7 installation, and another 320GB Drive containing two partitions, one of which for storage (NTFS) and ...
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Installing ubuntu on laptop via second computer

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an old Vaio system, and the biggest problem is the fact that the disc-drive is broken, and there is absolutely no way to make it boot from USB. Having a broken system ...
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Cannot boot from USB install (HP DV6)

I have installed Ubuntu (12.04 AND 14.04 separately, multiple times each) onto a 32Gb USB flash drive. The flash drive boots fine on a spare laptop (older HP DV7, windows 7), however on my HP ...
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in installing Ubuntu facing problem with following message “serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /”

As i installed latest ubuntu 14.04 in my windows 7 'D' drive after reboot it showing following message serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for / . i re installed ubuntu for ...
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Install Grub in Windows manually?

'm shayne. I am using windows 7. And also I used Ubuntu 12.4. But I had to reinstall Windows 7 and now the grub has gone. Can I install grub here logging in windows? If so how could I do it?
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Unknown filesystem, grub rescue

When I try to boot I get this message: error: unknown filesystem. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> results of: grub rescue> ls Is as follows: (hd0) (hd0,msdos1)
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Can't boot any linux based distro (error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0')

i'm new to Linux OS and i wanted to install a distro for my old laptop (HP Compac nc6400). Tried with lubuntu, xubuntu, ubuntu (14.04 all of them) and lxle, and all of them had a single problem: after ...
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dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 not working [duplicate]

so i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a windows 8 pre-installed hp laptop. the problem is when i boot the computer it takes me straight to windows and NO grub is shown. i tried following this: ...
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Ubuntu scripts/init.bottom Hang

I am trying to boot my 12.04 ubuntu server, and I am getting hung on: Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... done. This is in a VM on HyperV. I have tried fsck, tried going into recovery mode and ...
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Unable to locate package linux

Started boot-repair on live-usb, removed grub, and then was instructed to write in terminal "sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda5" apt-get install -y --force-yes grub-pc linux" but I get Reading package ...
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Can't boot in Windows and can't run boot-repair after update to ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

After update to 14.04 I can't boot in Windows 8 and in GRUB I have only 3 options instead of 7 I had previously. Also I tried to repair boot but I can't. Running: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Grub 2.02 Freezes When Using Razer Black Widow Keyboard to make Selection

I updated from 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday. When my system reboots/starts, I see Grub. The countdown ticks away until I use the keyboard to make a selection from the list. Then, the count down stops ...
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No option to choose between Ubuntu or Windows at startup; tried many suggestions already

Yesterday I used a live cd to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer already loaded with Windows 8. The Ubuntu install did NOT recognize any operating system on the computer, so I chose "something else" ...
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ubuntu dual boot does not boot windows anymore

Problem: i can't boot both Ubuntu and Windows. Description: I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit and Windows 7 64bit on my Lenovo Y500 with UEFI Legacy Support mode enabled and did update-grub ...
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Purchasing a computer which Ubuntu can install on [on hold]

I am considering purchasing a laptop and I would like to buy one which Ubuntu can be installed on. Of course, it would be nice if all of the hardware works (i.e., webcam, etc.) but if they don't, I'm ...
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Ubunu 14.04 weird hd out of disk eroor

I was migrated from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to ubuntu 14.04LTS. And it was working fine first :) Then couple of restarts later , I go this same old hd0 out of disk grub rescue thing. Then I booted OS with a ...
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Is it possible to install the same version of ubuntu on the same hdd?

I would like to have ubuntu 14.04 installed two times on my laptop. One is for actual day to day use, the other for testing how ubuntu copes with my hardware under different circumstances, without ...
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Question about manual partitioning for Dual boot system

I recently bought a new laptop, and I am trying to dual boot my system with windows 8.1 and ubuntu. My installer doesn't recognize the windows 8 partition on my hard drive, so it doesn't give me the ...
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Grub/Boot Issue

I have installed Trusty Tahr now and is pretty happy with it. However, while booting my pc after the installation, I was getting error: "error: file not found grub rescue" I searched for the issue ...
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Double grub. After reinstallation of grub

I updated my Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. grub crashed with error / Reinstalled grub from usb. Now grub shows his menu + menu of previous grub. (may be was installed on a different partition or something ...
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Not booting on PC alongside Windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 (32bit) alongside my Windows 8. After installing, when the system has been rebooted, grub didn't show and Windows began starting. I installed it several times, but nothing ...
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Move Grub from Windows drive to Ubuntu drive

I have previously installed Grub to my windows drive instead of my Ubuntu drive. I have two physical drives sda & sdb. This has gone un-noticed for a long time because BIOS has automatically ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, grub doesn't recognize any key [on hold]

with Ubuntu 14.04, grub doesn't recognize any key. $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0b05:1723 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. WL-167G v2 802.11g Adapter [Ralink RT2571W] Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux ...
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Installing grub2 in efi-mode in usb flash drive

I've two different OS, which one is ubuntu. I'm using a PC, NOT a Mac. I use Chimera bootloader that don't find Ubuntu. So, i'd like to install grub 2 in EFI-mode on flash-drive USB. In this way, i ...
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recent upgrade puts grub to rescue prompt

I woke up this morning to see the grub rescue prompt complaining about some highlight color being invalid. Apparently the upgrade to 14.04 was installed last night after I went to sleep. So I am ...
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Grub boot problems [duplicate]

So basically I downloaded Linux ubuntu 12.04 (on my windows 8 PC - dual boot intended) and updated it to 13.10 and then it started having some problems with missing files so I just wanted to ...
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The --disk-module=MODULE option of grub-install don't work in Ubuntu 14.04

My OS is ubuntu14.04. And the command grub-install -V shows that the grub version is Grub 2.02~beta2-9. Since I have two disk on my laptop, and one of them is not bootable, I have to use nativedisk ...
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13.10 can't update grub because of 'syntax errors' and 'incorrect command' inside default file

I wanted to skip the grub menu on startup, so I edited the file to remove it, and when I tried to update it I got an error message. So I put it back to the way it was, and update that, and that also ...
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Elementary OS will only boot into demo version from USB, won't install the full version [on hold]

I previously had Linux Mint Petra and Windows 7 installed on my Asus UX31a. This worked fine until I ran into some Wi-fi issues after messing around with NetworkManager. I decided since I didn't have ...