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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Dual Boot issues with Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I'm finding myself in a rather unique situation. I've read through just about every resource I can find about this and while things have helped me understand some background, I haven't yet been able ...
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getting error on grub installation

I get this error when I run grub-install: cp: cannot stat `/usr/local/lib/grub/i386-pc/*.mod': No such file or directory I thought I'd run grub-mkconfig for a fresh configuration file that ...
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Grub-Customizer (How to fix your dual-boot in case you miss the right boot option)

How can i fix my dual boot if i have selected the wrong one? P.ex. Grub-Customizer allow you to choose wich boot do you want when you turn your pc... but, how can i fix if i select the wrong choice!? ...
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Triple Boot: Windows 7, Ubuntu, and Debian

Is it possible to install Win 7, Ubuntu, Debian as triple boot? If so, which one should I install first after Win 7? Will there be problem with GRUB? and Is it fine to install those two linux in ...
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Grub-Customizer (How to fix your dual-boot in case you miss the right boot option) [closed]

Have you ever installed Grub-Customizer? Yes, it's a nice tool for rearrange our boot system and gain some extra space in the discs. Very usefull though! But, as i recomende that you install this ...
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How do I enable verbose mode at boot?

How to make natty boot in verbose mode. Changing option GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash quiet to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" in /etc/default/grub doesn't effect in natty.
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Is it possible to make GRUB2 look similar to burg?

I would like to stick to GRUB since it seems to be more actively developed and the entries are automatically updated after a kernel update. However I love the look of the Burg themes (especially ...
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How do I set 'nomodeset' after I've already installed Ubuntu?

I know that editing the boot options line and adding 'nomodeset' solves my laptops problem during LiveCD mode, what I don't know is how to set it at boot up through Grub2 after I've installed Ubuntu. ...
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GRUB problem after installation of 11.04

I upgraded to 11.04 from 10.10 yesterday on a dual boot on a desktop system with Vista. Everything was acting fine until the upgrade. The upgrade appeared to be running properly and I went to do ...
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GRUB/BURG hates Windows 7

Every time I try to access my Windows 7 partition from BURG, I get a "required device is not installed" error with an error code of 0xc000000f. The same thing happens in normal GRUB. I am on Natty ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 install did not work?

I have a laptop that has Windows 7 64-bit as the main OS. I originally installed Ubuntu 10.10 using Wubi so I could have Windows and Linux to choose from at boot up. All worked great up until ...
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After Natty 11.04 installation system won't boot

my notebook is an Acer Extensa 2902LMi with following components: Pentium M 715 Intel 855PM chipset Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9700 64 VRAM 512MB RAM I run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS for ...
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System refuses to boot at the first attempt

everyone. After the upgrade to natty my system started to refuse booting at the first attempt. More details: on the grub menu i'm trying to start ubuntu and this causes errors: error: file not found ...
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Dual booting Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty: should I share /home and/or other partitions?

There are two prior questions that tangentially touch on this here & here. It's not really what I'm after though. I plan on installing Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty in a dual-boot scenario. ...
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Monitor displays signal out of range until the graphical interface is loaded after installing

When the computer is booting all I get is the error message displayed by the monitor. I need to be able to choose the OS during startup however. I'm using a 1024x768 on this monitor, though it maxes ...
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“fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed” error

I am running a 64bit laptop and i am trying to install ubuntu 11.04 from both a usb and cd. However, when I click either install from disk or try ubuntu I get to a black screen with this: fixing ...
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grub problem with windows 7

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my computer, that was already running Windows7 perfectly fine. Windows is on /dev/sda3 and Ubuntu on /dev/sda6 - same HDD, but different partitions. The problem is ...
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How do I manually boot from the grub prompt after do-release-upgrade?

I read a couple of other questions on this topic and they both pointed to the Grub2 community documentation and installing grub configs from an install disk. I had some trouble with the ...
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Several GRUB error messages on startup

Fresh Natty installation gives me some GRUB error messages on startup: error: file not found. error: file not found. error: no suitable mode found. error: no video mode activated. error: file not ...
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GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” after install on SSD [duplicate]

I've got a brand new laptop with a 128GB SSD drive. I read that aligning the partitions to match the Erase Block Size of the SSD is important. I followed William Scott's guide SSD Tweaks in Linux and ...
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No grub display after installing aside Windows 7

I had a win 7 (32 bit) on dell vostro 1500(T9300cpu). Now I installed natty and restart but no grub were displayed. I give 8Gb to root and 2Gb to swap and about 8.5Gb to home section. Root and home ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 lost MBR

I think I've lost my MBR upgrading from ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. During the upgrade it gave me a message saying which partitions did I want the grub details to go on, saying if I was unsure to select ...
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Grub. Dual Boot Windows XP and Lubuntu

I know there are several posts on this already, but I am unable to figure out how to fix my boot loader by reading the forums. I have tried both GRUB and GRUB2 and have been unable to successfully ...
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GRUB2 wont start after installing Ubuntu on separate harddisk

This isn't the first time I've installed ubuntu. The first time I had ubuntu and w7 booting from the same drive (worked fine using conventional tricks). This time I am booting from a separate hard ...
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Reduce the number of kernels with _GRUB2_/Ubuntu 10.04

Dear Community! I need it to do it automagically: In the "old days" I just installed the startupmanager and set that that it automaticly only leaved the last 2 fresh kernels, so even if a kernel ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after kernel update

After the update to latest kernel (2.6.32-31-generic), when I start my PC, all I get is the grub2 prompt. I don't get any errors, it simple wont boot. I tried this ...
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grub2 deadlock situation

During 10.04 starts it does a filesystem check. For some reason that I want to figure out, but this is another question, the harddisk is mounted read only. I would like to boot to a rescue shell, but ...
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Show Grub boot menu on 10.10 system

I've checked some similar answers which suggest holding "shift" until the screen shows up, this does not work for me. I also tried restarting the system several times in a row and even powering off ...
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Grub fails to install on custom USB iso

I'm trying to create a custom iso of an Ubuntu install - that way, I can install a bunch of educational programs & plugins on one computer and they'll automatically be on every computer I install ...
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How can I solve my boot error with Natty and btrfs?

I'm getting this boot error on Natty: mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /proc on ...
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Boot straight to grub without holding 'Option' on Macbook?

I am dual-booting Lucid and Snow Leopard on a Macbook Pro 5,3. I have uninstalled rEFIt, and I am wondering if there is a way (without reinstalling rEFIt) to boot automatically to the GRUB menu ...
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Stuck in grub rescue after Windows install

I used to have a dual boot between Ubuntu (lucid) and Windows 7, but wanted to upgrade my Windows to 64 bit, so I installed the new Windows, which naturally wrote over the MBR, and so I attempted to ...
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Will reinstalling Ubuntu destroy my boot loader?

I installed ubuntu on a spare HDD and use GRUB to select my OS, Vista or Ubuntu. I cannot remember my ubuntu password for the life of me. If I reinstall ubuntu could that destroy my ability to ...
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What is vt.handoff=7 parameter in grub.cfg?

I wonder what vt.handoff=7 parameter does. I can not find any good man entries for that... BTW, if you have a nice description about: search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root I would be very happy ...
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How do I find the boot parameters used by the running kernel?

Is there a way to find out with what parameters did the kernel boot? For example if I specify noexec=off at the grub command line? Can I see this sort of info after the system has finished booting?
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How to boot into Single-User recovery mode?

In desktop Ubuntu there is handy GRUB menu, but there is no such menu in Ubuntu Server. How do I get into recovery (single-user) mode on Ubuntu Server then?
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Ubuntu updated and now the option to boot into Windows XP is missing

I have a dual boot of Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP. After allowing Ubuntu to update itself and installing some new programs, I restarted the system, expecting an option to choose for Windows XP. ...
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I get a second menu on my dual boot machine after I choose Windows XP, I then have to choose again

I installed windows XP Home on a new built machine. The boot from CD was not working so to get the Ubuntu 9.04 disk to run I installed the Ubuntu 9.04 boot/autorun/start utility. The installation ...
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How do I boot from a grub menu?

I recently added another partition to my hardrive where ubuntu was installed to and afterwards when I booted ubuntu I got sent to the grub rescue> terminal. The fix for that was that I had to ...
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how to fix broken grub after already having tried to repair it?

I recently added another partition to my hardrive where ubuntu was installed to and afterwards when I booted ubuntu I got sent to the grub rescue> terminal. The fix for that was that I had to ...
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Stuck on GRUB Command Line

I am running Natty Alpha 3. I used Update Manager to install something (not sure what it was), then I restarted, but instead of listing all the kernels, it gave me a command line. I don't know what ...
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Installing Ubuntu 10.04 (dual-boot), partition table is not being read

I had Ubuntu 9.04 and I want to upgrade to 10.04. It is dual-booted with Windows Vista. I decided to do a clean install from a live CD. The live CD wasn't able to detect the partitions and instead ...
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System is not booting even from windows Bootable original cd [closed]

Today I first installed Windows 7, then I installed Ubuntu 10.04. I installed Ubuntu as side by side. Then i restarted the system two times and both times I was able to login to Ubuntu. Then I thought ...
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error: no such device: GUID

I have an old(er) machine that I'm trying to wipe out and install ubuntu 10.04. The machine has 4 500GB HDDs that were previously set up as a raid. When I run the installer, it asks if I want to ...
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Error: cat: /boot/grub/video.lst: No such file or directory

I recently shifted from Windows (Windows7) to Ubuntu (10.10) 64 bit. After installation I performed the usual updates and I received a new kernel version (2.6.35-28-generic). After that I read the ...
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How to secure grub recovery mode

When I boot system in to recovery mode from GRUB menu, I can get in to all powerful root without entering any password, thus insecure. How I can secure this and ensure that a password is asked every ...
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os-prober returns nothing

What does it mean if os-prober returns nothing. I understood that this should find all my installed operating systems. But I'm running from ubuntu so I expected it to at least find that. But I get no ...
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Dual booting on separate hard drives

I have windows XP professional installed on 1 hard drive and Ubuntu 10.10 on my second hard drive. On start up the computer completely skips the grub menu and boots straight into 10.10. I have tried ...
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Grub: Fixing Partitions So Ubuntu Is Bootable

I have messed up my partitions so now grub doesn't work correctly, and I end up with a grub> prompt.   I used the LiveCD to open up gparted, and found the following: Can someone help me with ...
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How to limit number of kernels shown in boot menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the unwanted entries from the boot menu? I want to limit the number of kernels shown in my boot screen to say only the two latest ones. How can I do this ...