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 change the default grub option in Ubuntu 14.04

How do you change the default Grub boot option in Ubuntu 14.04? This has been asked and answered for older versions, but these solutions no longer seem to work for 14.04. Specifically, the version of ...
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Installed dualboot ubuntu & win7 on two separate drives

First of all, I am total linux noob, so do not judge. I needed Ubuntu for dual-boot, and since I knew that I would not use it that often, I installed it on my other drive. The goal was to not have any ...
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How to style/customise the grub menu?

I want to style up the default grub menu to something like we get in windows 8 dual booted with ubuntu. Want to make a GUI for grub menu. i saw its possible somewhere so I want to know how. I have ...
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Can´t install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I have this notebook: Notebook Kelyx Pcw20 Amd C70 Dual Core 14 1tb 8gb I can´t install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. Before I started I shrank the C: drive in order to have some unallocated space. ...
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How to fix unbootable server after upgrade to 14.04

I had a pretty vanilla install of 12.04 running on a headless server with a software RAID1 array. I ran do-release-upgrade to upgrade to 14.04, and it seemed to run without issue. The only mistake I ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 after Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I need Windows 10, however I already have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my system, and as far as I know it will break grub. Is there any way to avoid this, and if not, what can I do before or after ...
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How to make grub2 recognize other Ubuntu installations again?

Until 13.10 and the grub2 version used there (version number is 2.02~beta2-... since years/multiple Ubuntu releases) parallel Ubuntu installations on other partitions (both with and without separate ...
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GRUB installation for make USB bootable

Through following a tutorial to make a bootable Windows USB from Ubuntu 14.10 using PC that use BIOS, I opened terminal and run sudo grub-install --target=i386-pc ...
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Dual HDD manual partitioning woes

Wondering if anyone can lend a hand. Installed an SSD in my laptop, now have two drives (SSD for efi patition and /) (HDD for /home & swap). I am able to install uefi mode with all distros (Arch, ...
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my dual boot grub disappeared and appeared?

hey guys whzz up, i have installed ubuntu on a dual boot on win 8.1 x64 and then ubuntu lagged so i deleted ubuntu partition stuck at the recovery grub because i dltd grub,got back with ...
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How to install Windows 8.1(10) in a pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04

I am currenty using Ubuntu 14.04 and I need to install Windows 10 as dual boot. I create new ntfs partition for install Windows, But I get the following error when selecting the desired partition: ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu dual-boot

I installed Ubuntu on one of my hard drive, and on the other hard drive I had Windows 8.1. I want to know how I can boot my pc back to Windows and how I can chose which OS to launch at startup.
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Awful beep on boot after installing Ubuntu in a Macbook

I formated the entire hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook 5.2. Ubuntu boots decently fast, however there is a disconcerning garbled image on screen: After that Ubuntu runs fairly ...
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How do I get Xubuntu to automatically boot from startup? [Xubuntu 14.10] [duplicate]

At the moment to boot up my Ubuntu system I have to: Turn on my laptop Hold Shift to start up GRUB Select Ubuntu and press enter Log in I would like to just turn on my laptop and then when Ubuntu ...
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create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am Linux user and currently there is no Windows* PC s available to me . I just want to experience the Windows 8 I have a Windows 8 Image/files I have a running Ubuntu PC I have an 8 GB USB disk I ...
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problem installing ubuntu in 64 bit compiler [closed]

i boot the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO using startup disk in my 32bit but while installing on 64 bit of windows os it is not asking install Ubuntu directly it is opening windows OS how can i install in 64 bit OS ...
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Dual booting to windows 8.1 failing after first boot

My brand new Lenovo X250 came with a Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I wanted to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 as I did on my previous computer. I started by disabling UEFI, removing Windows 8.1 , changing ...
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Cannot find root partition

I have a problem with my laptop. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS next to Windows 8.1. It is the first time I am using Ubuntu. I don't know exactly what happened but somehow I damaged the Grub bootloader. ...
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How does grub-reboot work?

I run three different OSes on my machine and use it remotely a lot, so I'd like to write myself a utility that is basically a cross-platform version of grub-reboot. The problem is, I have no idea how ...
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New Ububtu installation showing /dev/sda1 as mounted drive?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.2 afresh, and I think I might have made a mistake. When I made my backups, a part of that was /etc/fstab. When I restored all my data, I also restored that. Now, when I ...
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Ubuntu grub in dual boot

I have a Windows 7/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS dual boot and I've been using it with the Windows boot loader for a while. After a while, when I choose Ubuntu in the Windows boot loader I am redirected to the ...
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How to boot encrypted windows partition

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on a dedicated partition in my work machine. The Windows partition is encrypted with Symantec full disk encryption, and is not recognized by Ubuntu as Windows (and does ...
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Regarding GNU GRUB [duplicate]

I have installed both Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. During staring, the laptop GNU GRUB screen was appearing during boot. However, after updating Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, GNU GRUB screen does not ...
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Unique problem facing installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside preinstalled windows 8.1 on laptop lenovo z7080

I have recently buy lenovo z7080 laptop which has windows 8.1 pre-installed. I updated all the drivers and started to dual boot alongside windows with ubuntu 14.04LTS using dvd. I did enable legacy ...
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Reinstalling GRUB2 on a non-Bios Based System

so I am dual-booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 and for some reason GRUB2 stopped loading and it just goes straight to windows so i booted from the ubuntu live cd to reinstall grub2. i found the ...
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GRUB menu lost in win 8 dual boot configuration after hard drive swap

Packard Bell imedia S2185 set to dual boot Win 8\ Ubuntu 14.04 and was using it to work on an embedded linux deployment. I had an issue on another PC and swapped over the hard-drives to see if the ...
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Install Ubuntu with HDMI cable

One of my friends wants to start using Ubuntu, but he has the following problem: The screen of his laptop is broken, and he has connected his laptop to an HDMI TV in order to see. I wanna know if ...
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Ubuntu on external drive does not boot once it is removed and plugged back in

I try to install a dual boot system on a laptop: Windows 8.1 on internal HDD Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on external SSD connected via USB 3.0 port During installation I disconnected my internal HDD from ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot From Grub2 After Installing Windows 8.1 And Using Boot Repair Black Screen [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu and wiped my hard drive and I liked it, But I wanted to install Windows 8.1 so I did in a separate partition, then the problem happened. I wasn't able to access Grub2 because of ...
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How can I RE-ENABLE USB boot …? [duplicate]

I have made a bootable USB. I have made 100s of them before. I have a dual boot pc, Kali and Ubuntu. I want to reinstall Kali from USB (alongside my UBUNTU), but the computer will not boot to USB ...
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not able to install grub

I am not able to install grub on my USB mounted Ubuntu. The output is available here http://http://paste.ubuntu.com/10764928/ Thanks for any help in advance. Even at 60 Years of age, I enjoy ...
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Repair Grub after Clonezilla

I installed an partition image (Ubuntu 14.04) from another computer to my computer (previously Ubuntu 12.04) using clonezilla. The system partition on the other computer was sda1 and on my computer ...
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Booting Problem after removing old kernels

Reference my earlier posting David, many thanks for reply, sorry for delay, I was rushed away on an assignment. I have run boot repair, also tried the option to fix common problems, which had no ...
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Adding Ubuntu to Windows 8.1 Boot manager UEFI mode

I am trying to add Ubuntu to the Windows boot manager in Windows 8.1. I have tried using easyBCD to do this but as I am booting in UEFI mode it fails to work. Is there a way to manually add it in ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 with multiple hard drives [duplicate]

I have only used Linux Mint before and installation was very straightforward and automatic. I just got a new laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1tb HDD. I have two questions: I don't need Ubuntu on the SSD ...
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Grub Rescue Can't Do Anything

Same problem as many other people, but I can't even go into BIOS because my keyboard is locked and the splash screen doesn't even show up. All i get is "grub rescue" and I can't type anything like the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS + Mac: Pure EFI Boot with BURG

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to my Macbook pro using as described in following article: UBUNTU + MAC: PURE EFI BOOT. So, now I want to replace grub2 with burg. I installed it using apt-get, and I ...
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Windows 8 remove grub after booting

I'had Windows 8 installed on a SSD with 2 other Hard Drive, I intalled Ubuntu on the SSd (~15Go partition) and the Grub just worked fine, I could run Ubuntu and after a reboot I run windows8. But ...
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Grub entry to boot clonezilla live from HD with SSH for remote backup! [closed]

Set Up : I have a server with no monitor and no access to it, and I would like to be able to make backups and/or restore backups before messing with server and/or in case it fails. Clonezilla DRBL and ...
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Why can't I boot into Ubuntu after installing and then erasing Fedora?

Original Question I'm trying to install Xubuntu on a 2015 Dell XPS 13 laptop, but I've been running into all sorts of bootloader-related problems. To make a long story short, I've installed several ...
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How to exit from grub rescue mode?

I am new to Ubuntu and I have entered rescue mode, I have tried everything including ls which shows only hd(0), How do I fix this?
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Install Ubuntu in a second drive and grub in the primary one

I currently have 2 HD's: 120Gb SSD - Used by the existing Windows 7 OS 2Tb HDD - Here I have the user folder and all the programs. I'm planning to install Ubuntu on my PC, but I would like to make a ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook Pro boot problem

I have dual booted OSX Yosemite with Ubuntu 14.10 on Macbook Pro(Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013). I followed this link. Now, the problem i am facing is that when i change boot order to "0081,0000", ...
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Ubuntu Windows 8 Dual boot GRUB Unknown File system error [duplicate]

After shrinking and increasing the size of a disk in Windows 8 .... this is the error that i get when i start up my PC , it says .... Entering GRUB Rescue Mode.
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wont boot, freezes at purple screen, cant use terminal to fix at all. tried it already

installed ubuntu on a External HDD, wont boot first time installation ran after installing it to the HDD from windows and restarted. but it wont boot after that, it freezes at a purple screen. i ...
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Is my Ubuntu installation lost?

I used to have Ubunut 14.04.1 and Windows 8.1 with dual boot. I needed to reinstall windows 8.1, so I did. As you can imagine I lost GRUB. I found this page and followed the instructions... did not ...
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gnu grub version 2.02 error

After updating on Ubuntu 14.04 I rebooted the computer and this is what came up: Gnu Grub Version 2.02 beta2 -9 Ubuntu1 Minimal Bash like editing is supported for the first word TAB list possible ...
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grub and libfuse error

After I updated packages: gnupg gpgv libgcrypt11 libtiff5 (on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Linux version 3.13.0-48-generic) and then did an apt-get autoremove which removed: linux-headers-3.13.0-46 ...
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Distorted graphics resolution after updating quiet splash in Linux boot

I am facing this issue where the graphics resolution on my Laptop has gone worse after Ubuntu install. The problem crept up after I updated my grub to have a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. I was ...
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Booting from USB and I have to pull out thumb drive and put it back in at startup

I have been booting from USB for awhile, and every time I reboot or start after a shutdown, the startup scripts (grub?) get stuck. It seems that the USB drive is unmounted at some point in the ...