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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Preinstalled Windows 8 Not showing up on Grub 2, Ubuntu 12.10

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1522276/ Hi There, I've scoured everywhere & I'm still all very confused. Since I'm a total noob, I don't really want to touch too many files... I have an Acer M5 with ...
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Uninstall ubuntu from external hard drive + remove bootloader from internal hd

I have created a bootable usb stick with linuxlive and Ubuntu.I then tried to install ubuntu on my external harddrive. However I guess I wrongly picked the drive where the boot section is installed, ...
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Can't Reboot into Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu

I am newb in Ubuntu. Currently I am using an Acer V11 laptop with a pre-intalled Windows 8.1. I follow some guideline ...
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No Windows Option on Boot

I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows but at first didn't have a boot option menu. So, I installed bootrepair and ran it. This succeeded in granting me a GRUB boot option menu, but Windows isn't ...
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kickstart installation problem while booting the system

I want to install the ubuntu 12.04 desktop I have prepared the kick-start file and I kept at /var/www/ks.cfg #Generated by Kickstart Configurator #platform=x86 #System language lang en_US #Language ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8.1 dual boot fails after distribution upgrade - no GRUB menu! [duplicate]

I have been successfully using both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro C50 since May 2014. After performing a "Distribution Upgrade" via the update manager GUI this morning the ...
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USB Keyboard & Mouse Stopped Working (Ubuntu 14 LTS)

I've been using Ubuntu 14 LTS on my work desktop, laptop, and home desktop without any problems. Does anyone know what I can do? What Works: Keyboard on Boot Keyboard in BIOS Keyboard/Mouse on ...
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Trying to Add Oracle Solaris (SunOS) OS 11.2 as a Dual Boot under Grub2 [migrated]

I was Trying to install Oracle Solaris (SunOS) 11.2 as a Dual Boot under Grub2. I followed the Grub2 instructions for Adding an ISO and I get the following Grub Entry for the Solaris ISO -- ...
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“/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `'.”" when using grub customizer

I updated to Ubuntu 14.04.1 and now I can't get into Grub Customizer. I am getting the following errors: chroot '/media/grub-customizer_recovery_root_mountpoint' grub-mkconfig couldn't be executed ...
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Grub won't boot windows after update from 11.10 to 12.04

thanks for your time and reading this, here's the deal: i upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and everything worked out until i rebooted, i had 11.10 sucessfully running as a dual boot with windows vista. ...
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Grub2 mutual dependency issue

For various reasons I am installing .deb dependencies for grub2 using dpkg directly (rather than apt-get). root@ubuntu:/dl# dpkg -i grub-gfxpayload-lists_0.6_amd64.deb Selecting previously ...
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Make Win7 Bootable After Ubuntu/Kubuntu Install

I had a Win7 install on a raid array (sda...) and added a second drive (sdf) for installing Linux. Installed Ubuntu initially using a Grub boot loader (no problem, Win7 still bootable), but then ...
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boot XEN under UEFI-only BIOS

Is there a way to get XEN 4.4 booting from UEFI mode BIOS? My AMD64bit laptop does not support direct CSM/legacy boots. A nasty workaround has been to boot from a specially made USB pendrive with ...
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Error installing linux generic kernel ovh [on hold]

I have recently purchased a vps from ovh and I was trying to install the generic kernel apt-get install linux-image-generic but I got an error. Setting up linux-image-3.13.0-34-generic (3.13.0-34.60) ...
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How can I reset my GRUB background to default?

I installed some sort of software (I think it had to do with Gnome) that changed the splash image behind the GRUB boot interface from the standard purple background to a somewhat tacky Debian splash ...
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Dual Boot Win7 Ubuntu 13; stopped seeing Win7 after working OK

I have a new PC which I set up some months ago with Win 7 and Ubuntu 12 dual booting, all of which appeared to work effectively as intended. I last closed it down in March. I don't remember which OS ...
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Need Help with partitions and such Dual Booting 13.10 w/ windows 7

so I've spent the past couple days freaking out about this and looking for answers, and I decided to resort to asking on forums. probably should have before I wasted 2 entire days. so I am trying to ...
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Grub rescue Unknown filesystem error

I have an HCL ME laptop which has a built in windows 7 os. 3 days before I have installed windows 8 along with windows7. Yesterday I have downloaded ubuntu 14.04 iso and installed it using portable ...
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Help with recoverinig windows Boot manager with kernel-less grub?

I installed a dual boot Ubuntu with windows 8 a while ago on my sisters computer, but I didn't need Ubuntu anymore. So I followed instructions on how to remove Ubuntu, grub, and restore windows boot ...
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Add android-x86-4.4-RC2 to ubuntu grub

I installed android-x86-4.4-RC2 with windows xp and windows 7, after I installed ubuntu 14.04. Now android-x86-4.4-RC2 is not showing up in grub. What should I do to fix this? Thank you! Edited: I ...
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Grub boot menu not available after installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on MSI GE 60

I installed Windows 8.1 on an MSI GE60 laptop; then proceeded to partition it using GParted (resized the NTFS partitions) and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS in the free space I created /dev/sda8. When ...
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Ubuntu boots to grub terminal

I have a dual boot laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP. I Normally use Ubuntu, and I hadn't gone to windows in a long time, so I wanted to test it. After I was done, I restarted the laptop to get ...
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Stuck at unresponsive ubuntu logo screen after upgrading to 14.04

When i upgraded to 14.04 and restarted the computer to finish the upgrade, ubuntu started to freez at the ubuntu logo with 5 orange dots screen. it didn't respond to Esc or alt+F1 or F2. However it ...
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Boot Ubuntu with latest kernel version

My Ubuntu 14.04 updated with latest kernel version (3.13.0-34-generic) but when I type uname -a it gives me this output: Linux kasiya-pc 3.13.0-33-generic #58-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 29 16:45:05 UTC 2014 ...
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Restore factory setting option in boot menu not working

When I switch on my laptop,after few seconds boot menu comes where restore to factory setting option is available but when I click enter to that then nothing happens.I am using Ubuntu 12.04LTS and ...
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Win8 + Ubuntu 12.04: Grub loader menu is not shown any more

I am sorry if this is a duplicate. Several months ago I managed to get Ubuntu 12.04 working on my laptop together with preinstalled Windows 8. It was quite a complicated procedure and this forum ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 kernel upgrades not changing default

So i have 3.13.0-34 & 3.13.0-33 & 3.13.0-24 all installed but the system constantly sticks with 3.13.0-24. update-grub does not seem to change this. grub configuration says boot entry 0. I'm ...
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Disabled Secure Boot and Enabled UEFI for dual-boot on Acer?

I have an Acer Aspire M laptop, which comes preinstalled with Windows 8, so it has this new UEFI stuff. To get the Ubuntu LiveDVD running, I had to disable the UEFI completely and switch to legacy ...
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after upgrade to 14.04 kernel remains 3.2.0

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04.1 using the update-manager. During the upgrade there was an error about emacsen-common and I do not overwrite the file menu.lst. After the upgrade lsb_release -a gives ...
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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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Gave Up Waiting For Root Device When Booting, but UUID Matches

I am getting a "gave up waiting for root device" error message whent trying to boot into Ubuntu. Live CD works perfectly, and I've tried Running the Boot Repair with no success, it seemed to have ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu on my new laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Here's what I have done: - created bootable flash drive with Ubuntu installer - created a partition ...
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data loss on crash during ubuntu upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 on dual boot pc

While Upgrading ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I had a crash. When I try to boot from ubuntu (I have dual boot -ubuntu vista 7- Sony Vaio laptop) I get the following messages: target filesystem doesn't have ...
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Ubuntu partition “unallocated” and Win7 BSODs

I've successfully used Boot Repair to get out of booting binds in the past, but this time I'm stuck and was directed by Boot Repair to share the following web address in a trusted forum such as this: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 GUI does not start on boot, hangs on purple loading screen with Ubuntu logo and five dots

It started like this: I wanted to install Adobe Reader (.bin file) via Terminal. After I created a folder for installation files and started the whole process I suddenly realized that I don't even ...
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Windows is not in grub menu after trying to put password on

so I put a password on my menu entries followed this How to password protect grub menu entry? guide exactly and now I don't see Windows 7 in grub on a reboot the ubuntu installation is password ...
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Installing grub for ubuntu 14.04 from ubuntu 13.10 Live DVD

I had installed windows 7 recently and thereby lost my grub. but my Linux partition is still there... I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed previously. I want to reinstall the grub from a live CD.But I don't ...
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Dual-boot suddenly not showing grub menu

I have a Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04 dual-boot which I have been using for some time without issue. While booted into Windows, my computer froze (for reasons unknown, just completely locked up 100%), so ...
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Luks encrypt / with a key stored in /boot

First, I know it sounds a little weird to do this (putting a key in plaintext on a drive), but here's why I want to do it this way: If I ever want to give the computer/drive to someone else, I want to ...
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How do I install a new version on top of an old version?

I have an ASUS EeePC 1000h with four OS installed. What I want to do is replace Lubuntu 12.04 on sda1 which has reached its EOL with Lubuntu 14.04, when it is released in a few days. I want to do a ...
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Problem Dual Booting Ubuntu with Windows 8

So I got a new laptop an Asus Q501L and I went to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. I had problems booting to the LiveUSB but managed to work around the bios I ran the Boot Repair using the ...
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Broken Ubuntu 13.10 Installation

I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and shutdown my computer and now it boots to a blank screen everytime. The only thing there is a cross shaped cursor. I can boot to terminal using ctrl+alt+f1. Boot ...
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Ubuntu does not reboot

My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS suddenly to give me a GNU GRUB menu to select Ubuntu, Ubuntu Advance Option, I tried to use DVD to reboot, but it does not reboot from my DVD. I enter 'c', it give me command line. ...
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Upgrade to14.04 LTS caused WIN 7 and dual boot to not work

I upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04; It ended up breaking my dual boot. Long story short; I did a restore/recovery of WIN7. Now I have no dual boot, just WIN7. Assuming 14.04 LTS is intact "hiding" ...
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What should I do to avoid my roommate from changing my password through using system recovery mode .?

He did this last time when I left my laptop at room. Opened the system recovery mode from advanced Ubuntu options and changed the password using 'passwd usrname ' command.Is there anything I can do ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Upgrade Question (Grub)

Background I have a headless Lubuntu system and have no possibility to add a monitor (Believe me I have tried). When this has gone down in the past (only once) I have had to take the primary disk ...
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Laptop wont' boot up after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop runs Windows 7 and I install Ubuntu 13.10 on my usb drive. And my boot loader is on usb drive. But after I update to Ubuntu 14.04, I can't boot to Windows, it said 'error : no such device ...
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Grub doesn't appear at boot time

I have only Ubuntu gnome installed in my system. When I start my laptop it is directly booting to Ubuntu gnome. Instead, I want to see the grub menu every time I switch on my laptop.
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Change boot screen resolution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen How I can change the boot screen resolution in Ubuntu 12.04 to 1680 1050? The resolution now is very small
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Asus Zenbook (RAID)

This machine have 2 128 GB SSD drives (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EPGHE0E/ref=twister_B00JYFOKKS). I managed to install Ubuntu with no problems on one SSD drive, but I am having following troubles ...