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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Dell Precision Tower 3420 Ubuntu is not booting up

I had my Dell precision workstation with two hard drive pre installed with Ubuntu 14.04. Then I needed SUSE 12 and SUSE 11 instead of Ubuntu so I install SUSE 12 on other hard drive and it was working ...
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grub file different

Im really new with Ubuntu. Trying to fix other problems Ive realized that my grub file look like this (below) and not like other examples Ive seen in the web. Is this file ok? I have dualboot of ...
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Two instances of grub

I tried installing Ubuntu on my laptop several times and finally succeeded(dual boot) I need to select ubuntu from boot menu in order to open grub and start ubuntu So that is not my problem My actual ...
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Installation fails on Grub (Read only EFI partition?)

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 5000 with Windows 10. I've shrunk the windows partition and tried to install an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to have a dual boot. The installation (sda8 for / and sda9 for /home) ...
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Why Do I Keep Getting GRUB Command Line on Startup - Dual Booting Wins 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I migrated data on my laptop's HDD which contains Windows 8.1 to my SSD and replaced the HDD with the SSD (My laptop has 2 hard drive bays btw). Currently, my Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 are on their ...
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Boot Issue with ubuntu 14.04

Hi I am having issue while starting the system everytime I start I have to go to the advanced boot options and start in recovery mode I tried installing the Boot Repair software but the recommended ...
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EDIT WIFI NOT WORKING - hp pavillion x360 i5 ubuntu live usb black screen :'(

The question has been updated. OK, So before you all guys say "This is duplicate" I am in trouble! I have HP Pavillion x360 13" with the 4/5th gen i5 and Mobile Intel Graphics 5500. The problem is ...
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grub2: update-grub failed to get canonical path of `none'

$ sudo update-grub /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `none'. This is the situation I'm in after an interrupted upgrade from vivid to wily [edit] Further delving into ...
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Unable to boot into Win10 on dual boot Ubuntu/Win10

When I set windows as first boot option in BIOS it boots into win normally, as same goes for linux. However when I set Ubuntu as first option and try to choose Windows from boot menu it won't boot. I ...
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Installing Windows on Dual boot : Grub issue

I am attemting to install Windows7 64 bit on a secondary NTFS partition, but each time the Windows installer has to restart as it progresses with the install, the installation process starts over from ...
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Windows Installation ISO via Grub2 Error?

I have Grub2 installed on a USB drive with multiple boot options and partitions. I have also ran out of primary partitions. My second partition is FAT32 and Grub2 lives there, it is also where also ...
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Kubuntu UEFI Dual Boot with Windows 7 failed at installing Grub-efi

I want to install Kubuntu 13.04 together with Windows 7 in UEFI Mode. I installed Windows 7 first, which created the EFI boot partition. When it come to installing Kubuntu, the installation failed ...
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Can't install GRUB 2 to /target when attempting to dual boot

I recently tried to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 on a separate partition on a newly built machine. It already has Windows 10 installed in BIOS Support Mode. I made a LiveUSB and tried to run the ...
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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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Grub2 doesn't recognize any new partitions?

I am trying to add a new partition to my drive. The drive contains files that grub can boot into (Live ISOs, or Windows Installers). My drive has 250 GB unallocated and has in the past.. Grub2 booted ...
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new Machine Win10 dual boot Studio 16.04 multiple partitions

what can i say. I'm in my 40's and heard the words Linux for years without ever looking into it. So here I am as green as grass, excited about my new journey. Apologies firstly in case this is ...
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How to solve Grub rescue and/or mounting hard drive problem

So, I have important files in this hard drive, and I need pick up them. To sum up, I had two HD on my machine: one with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and another two with Windows 7. I had to connect another HD ...
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Cannot boot Failed to open \efi\boot\grubx64.efi - not found

So I removed and then reinstalled my power supply a few months back on my home server and for some reason it stopped booting to ubuntu and working like it always has been. I've tried completely ...
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Boot-repair: Can't boot ubuntu in uefi mode

I am aware that there are many similar questions in this site, but none of the seems to solve my problem. I've been trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside a preinstalled Windows 8.1 in a toshiba ...
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Ubuntu alongside Win10

I'm pretty much new on Linux although I know it very well and was planing to make dualboot for a long time now. So, my problem basicly is that after I installed ubuntu (16.04) alongside my windows ...
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Stuck at grub rescue prompt after terminating a windows installation

I recently began the installation process of windows 7 on my Ubuntu machine. When I got to the format option on the Windows OS install prompts, I remembered I had some files on my Ubuntu OS that I ...
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Grub Boot issue after kali linux install

I am trying to find a solution for a problem My system was working well. I was having two os windows 10 and ubuntu. It was working great till I install kali I need to change the ubuntu grub instead of ...
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Windows not showing on Grub menu & won't load without USB thumb drive attached

I recently installed windows 7 alongside my Ubuntu installation but am having some trouble getting things to boot properly. There are two issues (probably related).. First thing is that there just ...
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What is the difference between GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub

I'm troubleshooting a fn-key brightness control problem on my laptop, so I'm wading through a lot of config options in /etc/default/grub, as you can imagine. However, it's raised a question for me: ...
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Boot .efi files from GRUB2

I've bought a Sony VAIO with UEFI booting and came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 (triple-boot) and fixed the UEFI boot so GRUB2 is loading. I was ...
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“Error builduing boot sequence. Check parameters” message on Grub Customizer. What to do?

I'm a new Ubuntu user and I've been trying to boot from an ISO using Grub Customizer. I open Grub Customizer and try to add the Linux-ISO but when I choose the name and the Linux-ISO type, a message ...
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How to Start Persistent Ubuntu 16.04 in Macbook?

I am trying to find a way to run my Macbook Air 2013-mid from the external media (usb) containing Persistent Ubuntu 16.06, see here for the creation of the stick: Fixing the EFI partition Update ...
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Need help fixing grub to install elementalOS [on hold]

So the other day, one way or another my Ubuntu partition messed up. I had nothing of value on it so decided to delete the partition and try a new distro. Decided on elementalOS. Everything was ...
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How do I run `vbeinfo`?

The instructions in /etc/default/grub say to run vbeinfo, # The resolution used on graphical terminal # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE # you can see them ...
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BIOS no longer finds a valid Boot option

Today I ran into the issue that my Asus ZenBook no longer finds a valid boot option. Therefore, I am immediately prompted into the BIOS after power on. I tried using Boot-Repair, which failed at the ...
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Stuck on “Minimal BASH-like line editing” and keyboard not working

Today i have installed Ubuntu 16.04. After restart, it shows the "Minimal BASH-like line editing..." error (i have read about it here). But the keyboard is not recognised even to access BIOS, so i ...
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Dualboot WIN7 <--> Ubuntu 16.04 after starting win7 GRUB wont load/work

Windows was installed first. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 from a live USB and everything worked. Laptop started and GRUB showed up with options to boot into Ubuntu or Windows 7. When booting into ...
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Boot Ubuntu 16.04 server ISO from grub

Am trying to get ubuntu-16.04-server-amd64.iso ISO file to boot from grub 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7 found in Ubuntu 14.04 server. menuentry "Ubuntu 16.04 Server AMD64" --class ubuntu { set ...
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Secondary Partition table overlaps the last partition

This is the scenario.. Had a software Raid in an old apple server.. one of the drives failed i will call it drive1 failed.. tried to rebuild it.. did not work.. after a few weeks the server wont boot ...
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Create a new primary partition in Ubuntu for new OS

I want to create a new primary partition on my Ubuntu server to install CentOS and use a boot manager to switch between Ubuntu and Cent OS. I have the following questions: How do I create a new ...
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How could I install custom Grub2 menus that have been received from an external source?

I got some custom Grub menus from here and I would like to know how to install them to Grub. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04
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Trying to dual booth install Ubuntu 15 on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to install Linux through Ubuntu on my system. I managed to turn my USB into a Ubuntu installer, and I tried to install through there. I can't however , reach the Ubuntu boot menu. I even ...
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UEFI install of ubuntu 12.04LTS failed on Windows 10 now can't get windows 10 back

I've attempted to install unbuntu v12.04.3 LTS but it didn't quite go to plan. I don't have any windows recovery disks and I now just want to remove ubuntu from the system. I didn't partition the ...
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Problems with second hard drive (not detected until click, and extra win10 loader)

I've recently become an Ubuntu convert from windows 10, and i've really loved it so far. It's really far better than windows for development and alot of other things I do regularly. However, there ...
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Triple Boot: Win 7, Win 10, Ubuntu: How to uninstall Win 7 without disturbing Grub and Win 10 Boot Loader?

As the question states. I'd like to completely remove my Windows 7 OS partition, and maintain the other two Os'es, i.e. Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I know that issues can arise that disturb the boot ...
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How to get GRUB options selection on startup?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the past at random seemingly there was a period in which when starting up my computer I would get the GRUB options which would allow me to choose ...
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Grub cannot find kernel image on a Chromebook

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and i know i like it. So i figured I can take the plunge with the Chromebook I have. So, I fully replaced the stock BIOS on my Dell Chromebook 11 (i3 model) with one made by ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 booting to black screen with blinking cursor when adding additional hard drives

I recently updated my home Server to 16.04, undeniably the worst decision as I did not do it properly and just updated without backing up. Save all of the comments of back ups and what have you.I have ...
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Boot menu not showing up at all. Help?

Never had this issue before, but I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a seperate drive than my Windows 7 install. When I boot, there is no boot menu I just go straight into the Launch Startup Repaur/Launch ...
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Extend Partition To Entire Drive

I am currently dual booting Win 10 and Ubuntu, in order for me to try it out and ensure I could get the exact same functionality from my Ubuntu install that I could from Windows (I know they are not ...
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errors while trying to update to new 3.16 kernel

Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.16.0-71-generic (x86_64) Consult /var/lib/dkms/amdgpu-pro/16.15.2-277429/build/make.log for more information. Warning: No support for locale: ...
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Grub resue error insmod normal File not Found

I have a Dual Boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Using Disk Management in Windows, I deleted the Ubuntu partition, but when i restart my computer, I'm getting Grub Rescue Command. I Tried ls ...
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grub installation failed..package failed to install into /target/

I deleted the partition having ubuntu 16.04 and reinstalled it but grub is failing to load.I tried boot repair but it is stuck at purging kernel and installing kernel. This is the boot info ...
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Disk partition on Windows resulted in: GRUB rescue error: no such partition. Ubuntu boot folder does not exist on any partition

I knew almost nothing about file systems and that caused the large story for me. There were many questions on this topic and nothing could help me. Sequence of the story is next: 1) I had on my ...