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 can I force Ubuntu to boot on a stuck boot menu?

I have Ubuntu Server 11.04, but it is headless (no monitor). The only way I want to be able to access it is remotely via SSH. But, sometimes, say after a power loss, when the server restarts, it will ...
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Hide GRUB2 menu UNLESS you hold down Shift key: how to make this happen?

I have a Ubuntu - Windows 7 dual-boot set-up, and I would like to have it that my laptop would boot up Windows 7 unless I press down the Shift key right after boot and bring up the Grub2 menu from ...
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Is it safe to delete the old kernels from menu.lst?

When the computer starts, GRUB shows a long list of previous kernels in addition to the usual stuff, e.g. Ubuntu 10.10, kernel 2.6.35-23-generic Ubuntu 10.10, kernel 2.6.35-23-generic (recovery mode) ...
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Purple start screen - no splash screen

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a new computer everything worked fine for a few weeks and now suddenly when starting up Ubuntu I get a blank purple screen with no "Ubuntu" splash and the 5 dots but ...
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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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Ubuntu does not put Fedora into GRUB menu

I have installed a number of operating systems, including Fedora. Most recently I installed Ubuntu, and Ubuntu installed its own version of the GRUB bootloader. However, Fedora does not show up on the ...
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Fix grub2 after installing ubuntu 12.04

I've installed ubuntu 12.04, but after rebooting I get the message: GRUB loading: Welcome to GRUB! error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have ...
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How to reboot into Windows from Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a way to reboot into Windows from Ubuntu on a 10.10/Vista dual boot system. The specific use case is that I would like to be able to ssh into my running Ubuntu instance and issue a ...
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How can I show or hide boot messages when Ubuntu starts?

Is there a way to easily turn on/off showing the boot messages (loading the services) when Ubuntu starts? Is it something in Grub2? I am running Lucid.
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One click shutdown Ubuntu and load into alternative bootup

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. My GRUB bootloader defaults to Ubuntu. I mainly use Ubuntu, but I occasionally need to bootup Windows to do a few things. If I need to do ...
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How to restore Windows 7 MBR without a CD

I have been playing with Ubuntu for a few weeks now, and I'd like to revert my computer back to it's original - factory - defaults. On the computer I have a recovery partition (it's a netbook). I ...
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Editing the default boot item in grub menu, a definitive answer?

Each time I've tried to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows I always have difficulty with the same thing... editing the default option on the grub boot loader. I'm now running 11.10 and have run into the ...
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After update, get “error: file not found.” followed by “grub rescue> _”

I just installed quite a lot of 12.10 updates, was prompted to reboot, and then found that I couldn't boot.
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No Grub after installing Ubuntu beside Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 10.10 alongside Windows 7, after install I receive no Grub menu ...
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How can I add an entry for Ubuntu to the Windows 7 boot menu?

I have the following setup: first partition is windows 7 partition second partition - ubuntu 12.04 partition while installing ubuntu I installed grub2 bootloader to ubuntu partition mbr contains ...
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Using a bootable live cd disk image mounted on the hard drive

So in essence I want to mount the contents of a bootable cd image, like Ubuntu rescue remix, to a partition of the hard drive, so I can have an entry in Grub to boot to the contents of that disk, ...
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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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“invalid EFI file path” while booting Windows [closed]

I just got my new working notebook with Windows 8 pre-installed. After installing Ubuntu 12.10 the grub menu says that there is an "invalid EFI file path" and it won't boot Windows. Ubuntu works ...
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Hide Grub menu and keystroke to reveal

How do you have the grub appear on a key combination, but have windows boot default. I'm running ubuntu 11.10 and grub 2.0. Here is my current /etc/default/grub # If you change this file, run ...
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My ubuntu partition was deleted and I can't boot from either a DVD or USB

It's my first time installing ubuntu. I have Windows 7 and 8 before in my laptop (Acer Aspire 4752z). After Ubuntu (12.04) installed in my laptop, the Windows boot loader didn't recognize my Ubuntu so ...
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How to disable recovery mode/single user mode?

I am making installation for school computers. I would like to remove single user mode booting, which can make student root user. How to permanently remove single user / recovery mode from GRUB? I am ...
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Dual boot 12.04/windows 7 After installation my computer reboots straight to Windows. There is no option to boot Ubuntu.

Windows 7 Home Premium Intel i5 2500k CPU ASUSP8Z68-V PRO motherboard GeForce GTX 570 GPU Corsair 120Gb SSD (Windows 7 OS) WD 1 TB HDD I select the USB drive in the BIOS and boot to it ...
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How do I set up multiple HDD?

I got some new hard discs and would like to set my PC up in the following way: Ubuntu is currently installed on one drive I want to put Windows on a second drive I would like a third drive for ...
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Ubuntu boots to grub rescue

I have two systems installed previously Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I was trying to reinstall Ubuntu and format the Ubuntu OS partition using a tool in Windows 7. When I have Ubuntu ready on a USB stick ...
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How do I run update-grub from a LiveCD?

Okay, so I did something stupid. I was trying to clean up my Grub entries, and accidentally removed all of my Linux kernels from Grub (they're still on the hard drive). So now, obviously, Grub ...
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How to boot live iso images?

I found that it can be done with loopback as follows menuentry "Lucid ISO" { loopback loop (hd0,1)/boot/iso/ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper ...
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How can I see what happens during the boot process?

On my machine booting takes more than a minute which is annoying when I see that Windows 7 boots in 20 seconds. Here is what I get when the machine is booting. How can I see what happens when ...
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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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How do I get a live-USB to use a partition for persistence?

I want to install Ubuntu to a USB hard drive so that it will run on all systems, that can run the LiveCD and store persistent data on a regular ext4 partition rather than a casper-rw file. In every ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Y500

I am totally unable to install any flavor of Linux on my lenovo Y500. TL;DR: with EFI on -> cannot even access installer with legacy - > installer runs fine, but installed OS never boots Long ...
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Install Ubuntu from iso file using grub2

I have previous versions of Ubuntu, which includes grub2. I see on the Internet that, grub2 can boot from iso file, So, I booted Ubuntu from iso file, But whenever I tried to install, it gives an ...
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How do I hide the GRUB menu showing up in the beginning of boot?

I stopped Dualbooting and I dont want to have to choose the OS anymore and just have it load Ubuntu like normal like before? Any help is appreciated.
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How can I edit my Grub bootloader entries (Hide, Rename, Remove)? Preferably doing it manually, and not with a program

So basically I have a pretty flooded Grub bootloader, with older linux versions, 3 operating systems and memtests. What I want is to leave the operating systems only. I need to know how to do it ...
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Change boot entry names and grub background?

How do i change the names of the boot entries and the background of the boot menu?
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Out Of disk, but still boots

I have a HP Compaq nx6310 notebook wth 4gb memory & a new 250gb hdd. After installing Ubuntu 12.04, i got an "out of disk" error & was unable to boot. I rebooted in live, instaled & ran ...
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Fresh install won't boot throwing “error: end of disk”

I have a machine which is supposed to be a media server. I have tried to install Ubuntu (both alternate and regular i386). The installation (and boot to usb drive) went on fine, but after the install ...
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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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How to remove the unwanted entries from the boot menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove/hide old kernel versions? When my system boots up, a big list of some 6 options are shown other than the Windows OS option. They are like : ...
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How to restore plymouth default theme

I'm a newbie and I've got this issue: My system has set up debian_5 theme but I want to get rid of it and restore the Ubuntu 11.10 default grub theme/splash/design (as you prefer) that is I think ...
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How do I restore grub after I ran a fixmbr command?

I have deleted a partition which had an incomplete ubuntu install using Windows 7 partition manager. Other than that I had a different partition with a working ubuntu but when I deleted the partition ...
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GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3, DOES NOT WORK! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I'm new to Ubuntu, I installed it but when I try to start it, tells me that I need to run ...
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Add windows to my boot menu

I have windows installed on /dev/sda3 and running Ubuntu 11.10 on /dev/sda5. The boot loader points to /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2. Both are parts of the recovery system for my laptop. How do I edit the ...
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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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How do I boot into console mode? [duplicate]

In previous versions of Ubuntu I could get the computer to boot into console mode by setting the variable GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT to "text" in the file /etc/default/grub and run sudo update-grub. ...
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Upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 broke Grub

I have a dual boot Ubuntu + Windows 8 on an UEFI system. Everything was ok until I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10. Now what I get when I boot the pc is a grub rescue screen like this with the ...
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How do I edit GRUB menu [duplicate]

I have a dual boot on my computer of Windows 7 and Xubuntu 12.10. The Linux boot is 1st and the Windows 2nd. I would like to reverse the boot order in the GRUB menu. I need to know the steps to go ...
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How to show GRUB after install Ubuntu over Windows 8?

I installed Windows 8 and after that I installed Ubuntu. This are my partition now: 70Gb --> Windows 8 50Gb --> Ubuntu 12.10 100Mb --> UEFI 300Mb --> Recovery I installed the GRUB on /dev/sda. ...
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No sound and flash videos play super fast after daily update

I just updated my 11.10 Ubuntu from the regular auto updater. After I restarted my laptop I have no sound and the videos in YouTube (and other websites) play super fast. Not sure if it has something ...
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Windows 8 no longer boots after Grub wiped out the Windows Bootsector

I was using Win8 and installed Ubuntu 12.10... There is an entry in GRUB for W8, but when selecting it - GRUB comes back again, so Windows never boot up. I can only launch my Ubuntu. /dev/sda1 * ...
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Server stuck at black screen after reboot

I recently put together a new server running Ubuntu Server 11.10 and it's all working great except for one little detail. Whenever I run "sudo reboot" everything works fine until I get to the grub ...