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 reactivate GRUB

Have a computer with two Ubuntu versions on it in separate partitions. For the fun of it, I installed WINXP Home in a thrird partition. I then deleted WINXP but now I don't get the GRUB boot menu. Is ...
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GRUB prompt at boot after boot-repair

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 from the live CD. The install went fine but i had the next error while booting : Grub stage 1.5 error 2. So I used boot-repair as explained here. Still not working, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 taking too much time to boot

Ubuntu 12.04 is taking much time for booting, Here is the system kernel message while booting .It is showing that some anacron was killed ,why ? and how to fix the problem ? [ 2.241047] scsi6 : ...
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Is it possible to remove prompt on startup

I recently installed Ubuntu on a flash drive. The intent was to use Ubuntu when the USB is inserted and Windows when it is not. But now I receive a prompt asking me to choose the operating system I ...
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Error: no such partition help!

Ok so i had Ubuntu installed on dual boot with windows 7, i decided i liked it, btu i did not want the dual boot option so i decided to uninstall it. no whenever i turn on my computer the "error: no ...
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Grub-Efi wrong resolution

My question, as it comes from the title, related to grub, but it's a different thing. I re-installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 in UEFI mode (before that I was using normal BIOS) and everything went ...
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Dual boot to windows 7

i just installed ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 7 but now my computer automatically boots to ubuntu. i want windows 7 as my default operating system. when i start up my laptop it shows me no settings ...
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I think my bootloader is not loading my Window 7 but boot my grub

Below is my boot-repair info : http://paste.ubuntu.com/1403448/ it could load ubuntu in the grub loader but not the window. What should I do?
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OS-Prober not recognized! [closed]

So due to some shenanigans with trying to get rid of all traces of grub-customizer, I accidentally hit "delete" an extra time while in a root nautilus, and deleted my os-prober script in /etc/grub.d/...
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ubuntu 12.04 Booting error

i have ubuntu 12.04 downloaded along side my windows 7 sony viao laptop, ive used it for a couple of months, yesterday i decided to boot onto windows then it did something that messed up ubuntu. when ...
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GRUB error (2) while booting Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. The install went fine but now I have the next error while booting: grub stage 1.5 - error 2 I'm posting from the live CD and I didn't find an useful ...
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ISO booting with grub2 in Ubuntu on an Apple

I have Ubuntu with grub2 installed in an Apple Macbook pro with dual boot (using rEFIt), and I would like to use grub2 to boot the LiveCD ISO image of a system based in Debian too (CrunchBang). The ...
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No Windows7 entry on GRUB2's menu after installing Ubuntu

I Installed Ubuntu 12.04 and after installation no Windows 7 entry shown. Boot-Repair output : http://paste.ubuntu.com/1396793/
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Adding a GRUB2 background image and custom font

I am trying to use grub-customizer to add a custom background image and use the Ubuntu Condensed font. The preview looks fine: But when I actually boot up, I get a messed-up configuration. The ...
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HP Spectre XT screen dim (completely dark) on boot. Can this be fixed? [duplicate]

When my computer boots up, the LCD backlight is completely blank. I have to increase the brightness using the keys on my keyboard, and only then am I able to see the login screen. I'm not sure how ...
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Ubuntu uninstalled, cannot access Windows partition. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I gave my dad my old laptop which had Windows dual booted with Ubuntu 12.04, he did a Windows recovery and chose the option '...
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grubx64.efi cannot find grub config or grub files, boots to grub console

Sony VAIO with Insyde H2O EFI bios will not boot into GRUB EFI The answer to this question was immensely helpful to me and my new Vaio Z3. The issue that I am having now is that after replacing ...
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Installed Windows 7, then Ubuntu. Cant boot windows 7, although option appears in GRUB menu?

Basically installed windows 7, followed by Ubuntu installation. Option to boot windows appears in GRUB menu, but when I select it and hit enter I get redirected back to same GRUB menu? What could ...
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Help with dual boot, multi boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

I am using a netbook preloaded with Windows 7 Starter. This worked fine. Then, In installed Ubuntu 10.4 and for a while, I could use BOTH Ubuntu and Windows as GRUB was automatically loaded with ...
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How to Display Text on PC Startup before Booting Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to know about the Boot file of Ubuntu. Like in Windows we have a boot.ini file, there must be a similar file in Ubuntu which would boot it. I ...
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Ubuntu kernel can't read its own root partition, but LiveCDs can?

My / partition is unreadable from the hard drive install, but I just ran fsck on it and know it's clean. I can open it in Nautilus from the LiveCD but chrooting to it doesn't work! It [the chrooted ...
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cannot view Windows XP in boot menu

I have windows Xp and Win 7 and ubuntu 12 installed in different partitions. but i am able to boot to ubuntu and windows 7 but cannot see windows XP partions in boot menu. please help me to add it in ...
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How to boot to Windows if grub is broken and BIOS won't open?

I recently accidentally deleted my Ubuntu partition. When I rebooted the computer, I got the dreaded grub rescue> prompt. I thought, "simple fix, boot an ubuntu CD and add a new MBR". However, my ...
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Can't mount windows partition? [duplicate]

When I try to open the Windows Partition from Ubuntu I receive the error: Unable to mount 55 GB Filesystem Error mounting: mount exited without exit code 13: ntfs_mst_post_read_fixup_warn: magic: ...
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How to write 2 iso file on one DVD

How to write ubuntu (iso) and super grub disk(iso) on one DVD? I want to boot them. Thanks
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Ubuntu missing from the Grub menu

Recently I've had some audio issues with Ubuntu (using precise), and in the process of trying to resolve that I ran a dist-upgrade. Everything went just fine, and the sound seemed good, until I ...
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What Next? What do I do at the GRUB prompt? WUBI Install

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and did the reboot as instructed. When I select Ubuntu at the boot menu it takes me to a command line prompt GRUB> IS that where I am supposed to be? should of it ...
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Grub rescue doesn't allow me to boot from LIVE CD/USB

I used to have Windows Vista & Ubuntu 12.04 on dual boot. Accidentally, I deleted the Linux partition and landed on Grub rescue on the next boot. The tricky thing for me here is I have been trying ...
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Two different Ubuntu versions dual-boot problem

I have 2 Ubuntus installed: 12.04 and 6.10 After I installed the second one - 6.10, the first one (12.04) became invisible in grub. Then I booted from the 12.04 live cd and followed this http://www....
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grub2 - Finding an encrypted Debian

I have a Triple-Boot-System, with Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10 and Crunchbang (a Debian derivative - unstable Debian at that). I am trying to get all encrypted: Windows with TrueCrypt FDE, chaining grub ...
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“hd0 out of disk” / “hd0 write error” (still boots)

I was doing a series of upgrades of my desktop which had 10.04, aiming for 12.04. Somewhere in the middle, GRUB began displaying "error: hd0 out of disk / press any key to continue", but the boot ...
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How can I fix my dual-boot machine that now fails to load Windows?

My start-up process: Start computer loads bios loads grub- now i can essentially make two choices load Ubuntu or load windows xp I choose to load Ubuntu and everything is fine I choose to load ...
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GRUB loader configuration

Today I removed the Win7 partition that came with my laptop and installed Kubuntu 12.10 (along with my default OS Ubuntu 12.04). Later, I discover that the GRUB configuration that manage my boot is ...
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Is it safe to remove extra GRUB2 entries from updated Kernel versions?

After installing an OS/kernel update through Ubuntu's built-in Update Manager (or Software Updater), a new boot menu entry is added (one with the latest kernel) and the previous boot menu entry is ...
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Inconsistent Purple Screen After Boot

Ubuntu 12.10 - HP Pavilion g4 - AMD Radeon HD 6480G Discrete-Class Graphics After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, I have encountered a random "purple screen after boot" issue. Here is the nature of the ...
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Cannot run Windows XP from GRUB (returns to GRUB)

GRUB had an error, but by using Boot repair I fixed it. Here is the boot info script output. I have the system selection screen in violet, but I cannot run Windows XP. Only Ubuntu. When I press ...
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Can't boot in Ubuntu after windows upgrade

After my lastest update for Ubuntu and Windows XP, I got a Grub error on booting the next day. ls lists the following (without () ): sd0 sd1, msdos sd2 sd5 sd6 When I tried to get into one with (...
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After a Windows 8 update I don't get my boot menu anymore

I did a software update on my 64-bit Windows 8 and after restarting my computer, I no longer get my boot menu with Ubuntu 12.10, but instead get a black screen that says: error: unknown filesystem. ...
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What's wrong with my grub configuration?

I have one hard drive with 2 partitions. I had Windows XP and Windows Seven installed. I've deleted Seven partition and installed Ubuntu 11.10 on it. But when I turn on the computer and the grub menu ...
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Where is my grub menu after updating Ubuntu 10.04

I updated Ubuntu 10.04 and now it auto-boots to the new kernel. I want to boot an older kernel but the boot menu is missing?
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Triple Boot Question

I have successfully set up a a win7,win8 and Ubuntu 12.10 system. Windows 8 and Ubuntu are located on the same SSD, while windows 7 is located on another SSD. All went great and I can continue playing ...
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Bootloader Problems Grub Won't Load Windows 7

I sent this to boot.repair@gmail.com, still no response thought I could get a faster solution here. I am running Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on separate partitions. The message is sent is: ...
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Can I make grub not show up despite multiple OS being present and continue directly to boot the default one?

Okay here is the situation - I have 1.Ubuntu (default) 2.Windows XP. I use XP only for android rooting and stuff and thus do not need it 90% of times. Now what I want should happen is, Grub ...
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Grub rescue help. Other answers not working

Today I tried to start up my computer, and was welcomed by Error: no such partition. Grub rescue> It is some kind of command prompt. I had 2 seperate versions of ubuntu, along with windows 7. I have ...
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How can i safely remove extra GRUB installs?

I am using a Macbook Pro 6.2. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and it was working fine. I Re-sized my partitions (to make more space for Linux) and of course messed up GRUB. This is fine. I corrected the ...
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Unable to boot into Windows after installing Ubuntu, how to fix?

I First Installed Windows 8 And Then I Installed Ubuntu 12.10. Now I`m Unable To Boot Windows 8. How To Fix This Grub?
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I don't start win7 from grub2

When I start Win7 from list. I see "file not found grub rescue>". I don't know what is problem. I'm begginer with ubuntu 12.04. log from boot repair http://paste.ubuntu.com/1357573
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A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart

I'm new to linux world. Just downloaded ubuntu and installed it alongside with windows 7 . In grub when I choose ubuntu, it opens with no problem, but when I try to open windows 7, this message ...
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grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sda1

I'm trying to add windows 7 for my new 12.10 grub bootloader. None of the things worked out; such as .. copying bootx64.efi methods, I'm getting this output: grub-probe --target=fs_uuid /boot/efi/...
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Wubi, Windows 8, Truecrypt, UEFI, and a big headache

So, I have a fresh install of Windows 8... Here's the issue. When I first installed W8, the Wubi loader would launch just fine, no issues, no fuss... At the time, I elected to avoid installing ...