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 do I add another distribution to grub2?

I've installed Gentoo in one of my hard disks. The whole hard disk is for that distro. I want a dual-boot in grub to start Ubuntu or Gentoo. Device Boot Start End Blocks Id ...
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Installing Ubuntu at my laptop (having windows 7 already - dual boot)

I want to install Ubuntu (11.04) at my laptop wich already has windows 7. The laptop has one HDD which came with 3 partitions.One hidden for the recovery(ASUS) the one as the partition for the ...
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Creating a dedicated grub partition before installing ubuntu

I have suffered from boot configuration a lot. If windows is installed above ubuntu, ubuntu doesn't boot. if ubuntu is installed above windows then windows goes away. Of course, reinstalling grub ...
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How to dual boot two different Linux distributions?

I am looking for a way to multiboot windows, lubuntu (natty), and arch linux. I know how I could set it up, but I want to know the right way. Right now each distro has their own grub install, and ...
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How do I safely change grub2 screen resolution?

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04 on a HP 550 Notebook. But grub2 isn't really fit in the best screen resolution that this Notebook can support (1280x800). How can I do this without using a ...
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Grub prompt after upgrade to 11.04

I realize that there are a lot of information on here/Google about this, but I think my problem is different. I upgraded 9.10 -> 10.04 -> 10.10 -> 11.04. 11.04 failed and I was stuck at the grub ...
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Alternative to grub

On my nettop (nvidia ion) grub takes ~2 min to load (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/443113). Can I use some alternative bootloader to work around this issue? How to set it up?
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Create Live CD / Remastersys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remaster Ubuntu How Can I create Live cd / Backup CD which can be use to install on another Computer. I have tried to do this with Remastersys and Ubuntu 11.04. ...
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Can't use my new Logitech K750 when booting (GRUB) in Ubuntu 11.04

Yes, My new Logitech K750 works allright when my OS (Ubuntu 11.04) is up. But there's only one thing: when booting and going into the GRUB2 bootloader, I can't select options by using the arrow ...
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How can I boot to and access my Windows 7 partition or reinstall Ubuntu?

I'm running a dual boot windows7/ubuntu box and I deleted my ubuntu partition from windows because I had a problem updating to ubuntu 11.04. When I boot my PC, I get an "error cannot find partition" ...
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Grub boot menu does not properly reflect default selection using Start-up Manager

After a ubuntu linux core update (2.6.38-8 to 2.6.38-10) a few days ago, I noticed my OS default selection in grub had changed. The previous core version was added to grub as a single option to be ...
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Get back geeky grub [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable the purple splash screen at boot? I installed Ubuntu Natty but I dont like the loader. The puprle screen gets on my nerves and I miss seeing all the ...
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How to Restore GRUB after installing Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) Hi installed W7 after Ubuntu 11.04, and it broke up my boot options, I followed this tutorial ...
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How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader?

How do I set the bootloader so that in my dualboot with Windows 7/Ubuntu 11.04, Windows start up as standard instead of Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu, then Windows 7 was installed, how to switch them?

Sorry if I asking old question. I had only ubuntu on my laptop, then I installed Windows 7 on other partition. I thought that I will be choosing OS when computer boots, but it always loads Windows 7 ...
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“signal out of range” when starting grub after server installation

I get “signal out of range” displayed on screen after boot up from fresh Ubuntu installation, if flashes grup in corner for half a sec then it goes to “No Input Signal”, anyone got a clue how to get ...
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How to always boot into a CLI environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? The title says it all really. I've got Xubuntu 11.04 working as a file server which I SSH into. 90% of the time it's headless and ...
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Why does grub store multiple kernels?

Is there some sort of best practice around removing them (when/how/why)? What is the point of keeping them around in the first place and why would you even put them in grub? I guess there is not a ...
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2.6.38-10 stops booting

11.04 natty narwhale (2.6.38-10) stop boot. After work with: gparted, palimpsest, mountmanager. sda: sda1 ntfs flag: boot Windows 7 mbr sda2 ntfs sda3 extended flag: lba (?) sda5 ntfs sda6 ext4 ...
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Grub command showing on system boot

I installed Windows on dual boot machine with Ubuntu, so I lost Ubuntu. I wanted to get that dual screen boot menu back so just followed this link ...
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Boot options menu disappeared

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu both installed on my machine, but for some reasons I re-installed Windows 7, and now when the system starts, I can't see GRUB menu, which normally appears asking using for ...
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Re-installing Grub2, getting error on grub-probe

When i was trying to reinstall grub for my ubuntu 10.04 from a 11.04 live cd, i was getting error as: grub-probe error: error: cannot find a drive for /media/Linux/boot/grub (is /dev mounted?) My ...
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How to restore GRUB without re-installing the OS?

A friend of mine has a Packard Bell laptop that came with Windows pre-installed. I installed Ubuntu on it and it works fine, but everytime she tried to boot Windows on it (fortunately rarely) it fails ...
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How to build a dynamic grub on a usb-drive?

I would like to setup GRUB on a USB where it detects automatically the available OS installations on the machine that it is plugged into... This could be useful if you messed up your default GRUB ...
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Switch from encrypted partition to unencrypted (Error: cryptsetup: evms_activate is not available)

I initially installed Ubuntu 11.04 with an encrypted file system (from the alternate install CD: Guided Partitioning, LVM encrypted). Now I wanted to change this setup to have my root file system on ...
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How to recover Ubuntu installed with Wubi with corrupted GRUB

I have ubuntu installed inside Windows 7 using Wubi. Yesterday, I tried installing Ubuntu using GRUB but it seem that GRUB was corrupted. To recover, I fixed the MBR using the Windows 7 CD. Now ...
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I installed on a WD Passport USB driver; how can I get grub to work correctly?

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, and installed Natty (32-bit, because it was recommended) soon after it came out. The installation process chose to put Natty onto an external USB hard drive, a 500 MB WD ...
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Grub only finding the first 26 drives

Installing grub2 fails on my system (10.4 64Bit) with: /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdaq1. Check your device.map. Checking device.map, it only lists hd0 to hd25 ...
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Cannot install grub due to “cannot stat `aufs'” error

i have installed these OSs in the order give below *Windows7 *Ubuntu 11.04 *Fedora 15 Before installation of Fedora 15 all was working fine. Ubuntu grub shows Windows and Ubuntu in the list. When ...
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grub-install from live CD (urgent)

I have removed mbr by mistake. Now I can't boot ubuntu, so I want to reinstall grub. I'm following this instructions. The problem is that I'm getting this error: grub-install ...
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How can I repair a new kernel version and omit the “Previous Linux versions” from GRUB?

A few days ago, I upgraded to a new kernel. Unfortunately, before the installation was finished, the computer froze and I had to restart it forcefully. Now, in GRUB, it shows the new kernel and below ...
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machine showing grub menu but won't boot [closed]

I have had my machine working fine for a a long time and it never displayed the grub menu while booting. Now when I turn it on, it shows the grub menu but when I select the first option it gives an ...
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How to change the purple background color in grub?

How to do this manually, not installing any tools?
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Kubuntu bootloader overwritten by windows bootloader. Cant choose to run Kubuntu anymore!

My laptop had Kubuntu installed earlier but then I made a new installation of windows 7 ultimate. Now I cannot choose to run Kubuntu anymore as its bootloader was overwritten. How can I configure my ...
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Installing multiple versions of Ubuntu

I want to set up a system for testing where I can boot into Ubuntu 8, 9, 10, and 11. What would be the best way to partition my drive to do this? Also easiest way to configure Grub2?
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Removed Kernel by mistake [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restore a system after accidentally removing all kernels? I was trying to remove some older versions of my kernel to decrease the GRUB menu size. And I removed ...
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How do I perform a command line install when the alternate cd boots to EFI and Grub2

I have a Lenovo x120e, and when I boot the alternate CD I get a grub2 bootloader. How do I select a command line install from the Grub2 bootloader? Is there a switch, option, or flag I can pass to ...
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Splash screen doesn't show on boot

Actually, that's slightly misleading, but titles ought to be simple. I have a splash screen: -For about two seconds during boot, right before the login screen appears. -During shutdown. During boot I ...
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Cannot get to Grub after addition of new Win7 drive and install of 11.04

The TL:DR on this is that I had a working dual-boot. I then added a new drive with Win7. Which works fine and serves most of my needs, but I cannot now get to Linux. I'd like to get to Linux ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 11.04 / Vista 32 with a RAID 0

I tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 several time using all the informations I could gather on the web. But I still fail to install it, and as my Vista partition contains very important informations I ...
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Can I control which session I want to login at Grub loading?

Is there a way by which I can choose if I want to login to ubuntu(unity) or ubuntu classic at grub loading it self. I have autologin enabled and I want to choose the session at the starting. Or is ...
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GRUB 2 resolution: Possible resolutions not listed in vbeinfo or hwinfo --framebuffer [closed]

I tried to set the same resolution i use for the Desktop for GRUB2 (1920x1080x32). Why is this resolution neither listet in the output of hwinfo --framebuffer nor in that of vbeinfo on GRUB 2 ...
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Blank screen with blinking cursor after install

I find that sometimes when I install Ubuntu 11, I get a blank screen with a blinking cursor... what's wrong? Following this answer Press shift during boot e to edit entry (quiet splash to text) ...
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Frustrated with Ubuntu and SoftwareRaid 5

I'm a complete newbie to Ubuntu, but so far, I've had no luck installing a software RAID5 with Ubuntu. I've already installed Ubuntu Server 11.04 about 3 times. I followed the software raid ...
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How do I get my blacked out ttys back? [closed]

Original Question: After I replaced my Ubuntu 10.10 with 11.04 all I get when I Ctrl+Alt+F1–F6 into a tty is a black screen. Also when I boot there's a while of black screen after grub2 menu is ...
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GRUB2 failed with 'No video mode activated'

I've installed Ubuntu-Alternate 11.04 to use the encrypted feature. All works fine, but rebooting the system ended up in an error-message: Error: No video mode activated' Reading some threads I ...
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Grub loader problem

I recently updated my Wubi install form 10.10 to 11.04. This had problems, so I finally took the plunge and gave Ubuntu its own partition. It all seemed to go very well (I even got a purple bootscreen ...
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Decrease GRUB timeout

The GRUB timeout is 8 seconds. Can this be turned down to 2 or 3 seconds? What is the best way to do this?
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Bricked 10.10 only gives me initramfs

I managed to brick my Ubuntu 10.10 laptop after updating to x-swat Nvidia and Intel drivers and now I can only get "init not found" when I boot, and I'm dumped to a initramfs text console. I won't ...
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Will replacing GRUB with BURG increase my system's boot time?

I guess BURG will require more time to start, because it displays some eye-candy graphics. If I replaced GRUB with BURG, would the time required to boot into Ubuntu be significantly longer?