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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Could I possibly mount the Lubuntu ISO in Windows XP?

Wubi gives me errors when installing and I don't have a disk drive, so I was wondering if I could mount the ISO to the hard drive. Is there a tool for doing that, and would I encounter any problems, ...
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No GRUB after Ubuntu install

The main issue of the problem is that i can't load Ubuntu 12.10 desktop - i386 after install near win7basic (windows 7 was preinstalled on my laptop). I've tried manual reconfiguring of file system, ...
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Windows 8 not booting any more

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8 after this guide. Now I can't boot Windows 8 any more. When I choose it in the GRUB screen, it shows me some kind of error, and after pressing enter it ...
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Grub2 Hotkey OS selection

I believe the answer is no, but I just wanted to confirm that it is not possible to configure Grub2 to select an OS via a single hotkey press. It just seems like a convenient way to navigate and I ...
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Why do grub.cfg and actual boot options differ?

After a recent upgrade my boot options were changed. Following instructions I found, I downloaded a tool called grub-cfg and used it to change my boot options. Unfortunately, it didn't work. The ...
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Grub not showing Windows 7 after Ubuntu 12.04 install

I installed Ubutnu 12.04 last night, Go to boot into windows and grub only shows the option to boot into Ubuntu. Most of last night and most of this morning I have been doing research and trying ...
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Linux Partition is not shown by fdisk

I want to reinstall my grub boot loader but when I boot Ubuntu from USB and type sudo fdisk -l on terminal, it don't show my linux partion which I need to know to reinstall grub.I had used this ...
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GRUB issue. black screen, blinking cursor

So i installed Ubuntu after windows was wiped out by destiny and everything was fine until I wasn't able to start Ubuntu: it would stuck in a black screen with a blinking cursor forever. I made a ...
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grub boot order problems after update

My grub menu went through rather extensive changes after the last update. It started booting to my old 12.04 entry by default. Where this gets confusing is that there is no longer a 12.10 entry in ...
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Stuck in GRUB Rescue Mode

I messed up my new laptop while trying to set up a dual-boot with Ubuntu and Windows 8.I did a whole bunch of stuff trying to get it to work and now when I try to boot I get stuck in GRUB's recovery ...
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Can't access Ubuntu 12.04 (no grub screen) after erasing and reinstalling Windows partition

I erased a Windows XP partition and installed Windows 7 on it. I have no grub screen now and the computer boots straight to Windows. What can I do to reinstall grub? EDIT: I tried this sudo grub-...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad from a bootable USB device. The automatic ...
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My install did not install the grub loader and I also can not get to windows 7 either

I did a new install on Ubuntu 12.04 and when it was finishing it did not install the grub loader and this installation was over a previous installation where the partition should have been formatted. ...
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I can't boot Ubuntu - wubildr.mbr is corrupted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu I have a PC with Windows 8 preloaded, now I want either to replace Windows with Ubuntu or run both with dual Boot, so I installed it with the ...
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12.10 Lost power, boots to grub rescue>

boot-repair http://paste.ubuntu.com/1458019/ To my novice eyes it appears that the /sda SSD is the problem. File system "unknown". /sdb is my home drive and appears intact. Is there anything I can ...
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Why can't I restore grub after installing Windows?

Recently I restored windows to default using the acer restore partition and when I restarted, as to be expected, it bypassed grub and went straight into windows. Now when I try and restore grub it ...
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Windows not loading from either grub or burg?

I'm very sorry if this has been asked before, but I cannot find a relevant post that could help me. Here's the problem: Windows 7 seems to be able to boot from it's own HDD and bootloader, but then ...
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Ubuntu problem at the beginning

I have a problem at the beginning on ubuntu, after I start my computer, there comes a purple screen what says: "gnu grub version 1.99-21ubuntu3 list of ubuntu versions Use the arrows to move and ...
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Generating new grub table after new installation

On my computer I have the following partitions: /dev/sda1 * 2048 180410359 90204156 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 180410368 262330367 40960000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/...
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Again “How to get grub2 to remember last choice?”

This question was already asked once but it hasn't helped me in my trouble. I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my laptop. Usually I use Windows 7 but GRUB always boots Ubuntu by default. My /ect/default/...
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How to boot from CD using GRUB?

so I have this dualboot config in my pc with ubuntu precise and win 7 running alongside. I need to reinstall win 7 since its acting a bit strange lately; but during bios my keystrokes are not ...
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I can't bypass Grub2 even with timeout=0

I've run into problems with Grub 2 on a family computer. I recently installed Lubuntu as the machine was too old to run Ubuntu nicely and my family don't really need it to do anything beyond run BBC ...
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GRUB2 error: unknown filesystem from reinstall

(Sorry if some of this info is irrelevant, not sure if how much of this will matter or not) So I was reinstalling Ubuntu 12.10 with the same USB I had used to install it the first time (dual boot ...
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Running “update-grub” doesn't update GRUB!

When I run either sudo update-grub or sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg, it proceeds as normal, but when I check /boot/grub/grub.cfg, the file is the same as before even though I have ...
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Windows 8 installed Ubuntu 12.10 boots straight to Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my new Windows 8 Dell Inspirin and would like to set up a Dual Boot. However, when I restarted, it just went straight to Windows 8 without giving me a Grub screen with ...
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How to dual-boot Windows XP & Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to boot Windows 7 after Grub overwrote the Windows bootsector When I install Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows XP, I encountered a choice for "Device for boot loader ...
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ubuntu is not booting, after dual boot installation with windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) Recently i bought a lenovo u410 ultrabook. It has given along with windows 7 and 4 primary ...
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3 OS's on same HDD

I've been all day around my laptop and just can't make it work, I have one HDD 750 GB in size, and I would like to have the following partition table: 60 GB - Windows 7 150 GB - Windows 8 150 GB - ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 “fakeRAID” RAID0 installation

I have 2 80 Gb HDD's with a RAID 0 motherboard configuration (Intel Z77, fakeRAID) with a 100 Gb partition running Windows 7 and a 60 Gb partition where I would like to install Ubuntu 12.10. However, ...
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The root.disk file is empty (0 KB) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted I've a problem when starting ubuntu..its showing like this: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the ...
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Recovering grub2 without LiveCD

Windows deleted my grub2 install so I need to reinstall it. All methods I read say "use your LiveCD and run chroot", I cannot use a LiveCD. I do not have my original LiveCD and I cannot download a new ...
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After installing Ubuntu I can't boot Windows 8 anymore

I just bought a new laptop (a lenovo ideapad Z500) and it came installed with Windows 8. I wanted to have Ubuntu on it too, therefore I resized the Win8 partition from the control panel and installed ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu Boot issue

I had the idea to dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu and what I did was the following: Made a clean install of win 7 using all of my hard drive, next I used the Ubuntu live cd and gparted to partition my ...
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Can I set Ubuntu 12.10 to automatically reboot to Windows once only?

Is there some way when I'm in Ubuntu 12.10 that I can set it to reboot automatically to Windows just once, so that when I'm in Windows I can reboot and it will automatically boot back into Ubuntu? I ...
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Booting Ubuntu Failure : error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in a Western Digital external hard drive (320GB). This is a complete installation, not a live USB. When I plug it in my HP desktop I go to the BIOS settings and boot off ...
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Grub rescue after installing Ubuntu from USB

I have Windows 7 installed in my internal HDD and wanted to try out Ubuntu so I have an USB to put Ubuntu LiveUSB on and installed Ubuntu on a external HDD and everything worked out fine. Now the ...
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How do I reset the grub configuration files in /etc/grub.d?

I have been changing my grub menu to allow the use of an arch system that I am dual booting, but I managed to get rid of the ubuntu advanced options, so I want to reset the config files in /etc/grub.d ...
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I was playing with grub a bit… a bit more [closed]

I was playing with grub on my computer a bit more. Then I tried to reboot and I can't enter my operating systems (windows and Ubuntu). It looks like I've rewritten something very important because it ...
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How to boot Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu 12.10?

My computer cannot load Windows 8 using GRUB after the installation of Ubuntu 12.10. When I select Windows 8 (loader) (on /dev/sda1) it takes the user back to GRUB OS-selection screen. How to recover ...
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GRUB Rescue Command Problem [duplicate]

I did originally have Ubuntu installed on my Laptop, however I then installed Joli OS, since I did not want it any more, I formatted the disk which had Joli OS on, thinking that it would revert back ...
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How can I triple boot Xubuntu, Ubuntu and Windows?

Triple Booting Xubuntu, Ubuntu and Windows I'm an avid Xubuntu (Ubuntu + XFCE) user but I also dual boot with Windows XP. I originally created 3 partitions and wanted to use the empty one as a ...
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Change from tri-boot to dual-boot

I have been tri-booting Windows 7, Windows 8 Release Candidate and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for a few months now. I have decided that, since I have no touch screen, I will not purchase Win 8. I now want to ...
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How to delete grub entirely from grub rescue. Boot windows only

I had installed ubuntu (twice actually) onto the same drive. I wanted to 'try again' since one of them didn't install correctly and the other installed differently, but it worked. I was getting ...
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ubuntu 12.04 dual boot using windows 7 mbr

I'm doing this manually. Chose to not use easybcd. Everythings on new setup so I can reformat as many times as I need to get it right. Installed win7 first, set up partitions, installed ubuntu 12.04, ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot due to GRUB-Problems

Users out there, I came here with the spark of a hope, that you could help me. I want to get rid of my old WinXP, because the Game-Support for it seems to slowly expire now... So I took a second ...
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How can I fix this error file /boot/grub2/i386-pc/normal.mod not found

I recently replaced Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.10. I chose the option to replace windows so I am not dual booting. I am currently running off a flash drive since after I tried the install the error ...
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How to get BURG on 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

I've been using BURG for years to get rid of the eye sore that is the standard GRUB interface. When I upgraded to Quantal, the repository does not contain the updated information. I.e. after I add ...
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How do I boot HP Pavilion g6 to display GRUB2.00 rather than opening Windows8 by default?

With a lot of help from Ask Ubuntu, I have successfully installed 12.10 onto an HP Pavilion g6 2240sa notebook to create a dual boot machine which also has Win8. This could only be achieved by a full ...
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Mouse stopped responding after installing Ubuntu Server

It was 2 operating systems on my machine, Windows 7 and Ubuntu Desktop 12.04, both 64bit version. All works well, firstly I installed Win, then the Desktop version of Ubuntu, lasts's GRUB rewrites ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows 7: BOOTMGR is missing when I tried to boot in Windows

So, I don't know what exactly how I managed to delete the MBR record on windows partition. But let me explain what I did next, I ran the ubuntu boot repair tool and now Windows is not even listed in ...