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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Strange screen after booting into Ubuntu and before the splash screen

Every time I boot into my Ubuntu OS (Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit), before appearing the splash screen, an strange screen is displayed. The behavior of the strange screen is automatically typing something like ...
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Why sometimes Grub Menu is shown when starting ubuntu server?

I have installed Ubuntu server 12.04 on my device. When I was testing it, I turned on the device and Ubuntu was loaded automatically. However, when I moved the device to the workplace and turned it ...
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Windows is not load from GRUB

So I installed ubuntu. And a little time it continues - i could to load windows from grub, and all was right. But something happened and now when I choose Windows 7 x64 on my grub list It says that ...
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Ubuntu boots and hangs on black loading screen (paste code provided)

I have researched several other solutions and tried many of them. I recently just tried boot-repair which helped me get past the 'first' black screen. Now, I am currently stuck at the 'second' black ...
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Set permanent command-line options to upstart

I would like to add a command-line option, such as --default-console=none, to upstart. I believe I can just add these to the kernel invocation line and they will be passed on, is this true? If so, ...
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After Dual Ubuntu Installation the boot screen doesn't updated?

Today I tried to install lubuntu13.10 on ubuntu10.04 by creating a separate partition(/dev/sda3). But after installation the boot screen doesn't updated. ie it only shows ubuntu10.04... While ...
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accidentally deleted partitions [closed]

I am having some trouble with my laptop. I had win 7 64 bit preinstalled on laptop and recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was trying to find what could be the worst case for my laptop..I opened ...
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Mac Mini, upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10.. got purple screen [duplicate]

After updating from 12.04 to 12.10 on converted mac mini, I clicked restart as requested. Reboot stayed on purple screen with the dots and never loaded. I was able to get into grub but I do not know ...
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A broken Wubi has been detected. Ubuntu is unable to boot from hard disk

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.04 alongside my Windows XP from USB, but it won't boot from hard disk, only from the USB. I suspect that the reason is because I am unable to change BIOS to boot from ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init

After installing an update I restarted my computer. Ubuntu failed to boot, so I used boot-repair to try to fix it. After running boot-repair grub2 was removed and the Ubuntu os was no longer detected ...
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How can I get a file before logging to any OS?

This is my problem: "no such device". I have been trying and searching all day with no success. I have the ubuntu.iso file somewhere on my internal hard disk. Is there any way I can get it and copy ...
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Having major issues when trying to install Ubuntu, both 12.04 and 13.10

This is going to be rather long... I've used ubuntu for a while now and know my way around it pretty well. But my last install was 12.10 LTS and I used wubi to install it. It ran pretty well with ...
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Loading/Running Customized Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS i386 in RAM [closed]

I have customized my Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS i386 with Ubuntu Builder and made all necessary changes and got the ISO to be reduced by 200MB. The customized version is doing good on all the PCs, ...
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No GRUB menu After Installing Ubuntu 12.04

I was trying to dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu. After the successful installation, when computer restarts then Windows start directly without giving me any option. I then used this application to ...
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Grub Problem while Installing Ubuntu 12.04

I was trying to dual boot Windows 8 with a Linux OS.When i tried installing Ubuntu 12.04. The Installer worked fine until at the end when it gave an error saying that a package GRUB cannot be ...
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How can i determine where grub is loading its config

I have installed ubuntu on a touch laptop, its 64bit os with 32bit efi its working fine but I have to manually load grub. currently I type: set root=(hd0,gpt1) configfile /efi/ubuntu/grub.cfg This ...
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14.04 will not boot [duplicate]

installed 14.04 final beta, installed fine. On boot startscreen where you can choose comes up, after clicking on ubuntu screen turns purple with no activity, going to advanced options gives me a black ...
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How to Update/Repair the GRUB Customizer?

When my PC (Running Canonical Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin) updated it's Linux kernel from "3.11.0-15-generic" to "3.11.0-18-generic", the GRUB Customizer doesn't work anymore. It does not make ...
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Unable to boot up due to driver issues

I've been having an issue booting up for a while. When I turn on my computer, I get this and I cant really do anything beyond that. I've tried reinstalling Ubuntu and and that worked but after ...
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Grub rescue problem after formatting windows partion

Hie,I have just switched to Ubuntu,and have installed Ubuntu 13.10 along with windows 7.At installation time i just gave 15gb to Ubuntu,later on i decided to give my one of partition E:/ to Ubuntu ,so ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 unable to detect windows 7 installed partition

I know this is being asked again and again, but it seems like there is no way out. I'm really losing it now! So here it goes: I built this below average rig yesterday : core i3 4130 3.4Ghz [64bit] ...
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How can I restore boot access to Windows 8 after Ubuntu 13.10?

I never thought I would end up here after having dealt with Windows and Ubuntu and dual booting and Grub and BUrg(because it's pretty) in the past year. But right now I am completely baffled. So what ...
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Error installing Catalyst 13.12 proprietary drivers (Ubuntu 13.10) [duplicate]

Hoping somebody can help me out here. Fresh install of 13.10. I download and buildpkg the fglrx*.deb files from the AMD website. Everything installs correctly when you follow this patch ...
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onscreen messages prior to boot up and after logout 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual booting on an XP netbook. Just before booting I get the following message - Try(hd0,0):NTFS5: error:"prefix" is not set - On logging out, when screen goes black I get (a ...
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Lost on installing Ubuntu on my laptop with an ATI graphics card

I just bought a new laptop and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. The laptop has an ATI graphic card though which led to the problem of it simply black-screening and not booting. There ...
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Ubuntu 'disappeared' on Windows 8.1 update

As I have a very poor internet connection, I have only recently been able to update to Windows 8.1. Up until then I had been using a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (13.04) where I was givent the ...
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GNU GRUB black screen on boot [not a duplicate]

I have a Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot, and it has been working just fine in the past. I was working with Windows 8.1 today and chose Restart after being done and it took me to a black screen ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Booting into black screen, must press CTRL-ALT-F7 to get into GUI, every time [duplicate]

Hoping for a quick and easy answer to (perhaps) a noobish question. I just freshly installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto my desktop with multiple GPUs. It seems that for some reason, after I installed the AMD ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot fails to load (black screen)

I have a dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 system (64 bit). About a week ago, using GRUB to load into Ubuntu resulted in a freeze at the loading screen. I could still run into recovery mode, so ...
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How to add ubuntu 13.10 to windows boot manager when easyBCD will not work?

Basically I am having difficulty adding Ubuntu to my windows boot manager. I have downloaded easyBCD and followed the steps to add it yet it insists that the files are not there. Here are the steps ...
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Ubuntu server system installation failed and GRUB PC can't install in /target/

So I tried to install Ubuntu server on my old laptop that had windows xp on it. But since that will not be supported anymore I thought. Let's make a little server of it. But unfortunately it doesn't ...
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update-grub always removing windows EFI entry

My laptop (Vaio SVS1312C5E) always seems to start the Microsoft/... entry in the EFI partition if it exists. I can make ubuntu boot by mounting the EFI partition and renaming the Microsoft/ folder to ...
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Windows 8.1 Screen Crash After Boot From Grub

I Have a Lenovo Y510, and I installed windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 13.04, both in Legacy mode. Now, when I select Windows, Windows boot animation is damaged and the screen shows incorrect colors. ...
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Ubuntu booting only when 'something' is in the CD/DVD ROM drive [duplicate]

This might come off a very bizarre problem. I have a dual boot system of Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 7 loaded using Grub2. All was fine until yesterday when I upgraded my BIOS. After than Grub2 does not ...
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Ubuntu not seeing Windows 7 in bootloader

While I was installing Ubuntu I unplugged my Windows 7 HDD so I wouldn't accidentally partition it. I installed Ubuntu, shut off my computer, plugged back the HDD, rebooted (and using the BIOS boot ...
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Boot repair: “GRUB is still present. Please try again ” message is displayed while reparing the boot having windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10

I was dual booting winodws 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10. I have updated my windows BIOS. After that i am always getting into windows. GRUB menu is not displayed. So, Using UBUNTU 12.10 live CD (But i have ...
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WiFi problem caused by Dual boot of Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and Windows 7 x64 under one HDD

When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 successfully, the Wi-Fi was initially working. However, I cannot boot Windows 7 x64. So I installed and run the boot-repair under Ubuntu which fixed Grub2. And so I ...
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How to prevent my Windows on the other HDD from being added to the boot menu when doing update-grub?

It seems that when sometimes I do apt-get upgrade, update-grub is automatically invoked. My problem is that I have two HDDs on my laptop/PC. Ubuntu, as well as a 64-bit Windows 8.1, is installed on ...
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Mac efi bootloader doesn't show ubuntu, and GRUB load automatically

Right now when I start my computer GRUB loads, and then I can select if I want to start either OS X or Ubuntu, and if I start the computer holding down the alt-option key to load Mac's efi bootloader ...
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Install Windows 8 (on secondary hard disk) on an Ubuntu machine (on primary hard disk)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my primary hard disk and I was not able to install Windows in that drive. So I bought a new secondary drive. How can I install Windows 8 on my secondary drive without ...
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Unable to boot into Windows after deleting Window entry in boot menu.

I installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. After a reboot, my computer booted into Windows 7. I used EasyBCD to add an Ubuntu boot menu entry, and after rebooting there were 2 choices for me: Windows and ...
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After boot-repair “Please install an operating system on your hard disk”

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 7. Because I could only boot Windows 7 I started Ubuntu live again from the DVD and ran boot repair. Now the Computer is not able to boot anything. The ...
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 Have Improved UEFI Support Or Will We Be Using Boot-repair For The Next 5 Years? [closed]

Everyday I see questions on here about someone unable to get Ubuntu to play nice with UEFI. They are soon reminded they aren't in Kansas anymore, told to follow the yellow brick road, see the wizard, ...
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Grub chainloader doesn't work with Windows 8

What should I enter below to run Windows 8 from the Grub menu? I'm a total newbie, and it doesn't work from the beginning somehow. Ubuntu works perfectly fine, but Windows gives me some error message ...
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Unlocking Encrypted Root (LUKS on LVM) with “hidden” USB Keyfile

I have a Ubuntu Server 13.10 machine. Its root partition is encrypted with LUKS, which is then stored in a logical volume. On boot, the LV is mounted and then cryptsetup requests my passphrase; once ...
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Ubuntu boot grub error

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 on a old laptop and went through the normal process it said restart to have ubuntu so I did but then on boot it said error: attempt to read or write outside of disk ...
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Windows 7 won't boot from GRUB

I intially had Windows XP. Later I got Windows 7 and after that Ubuntu 13.04. Then i thought of getting rid of XP part. So I used the DiskPart utility and deleted that partition. But when i tried to ...
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How can I get Ubuntu and Windows XP to dual boot? (solved)

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP Home. Everything appeared to be progressing normally and I was prompted to eject the CD and reboot. The result was: error: no such device: ...
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Install Xubuntu alongside Windows 8 - EFI

OK, the situation is the following: I have a new Lenovo IdeaPad S4OO Touch with Windows 8 pre-installed and I want to Install Xubuntu in EFI mode alongside Windows 8. I've searched a lot about it in ...
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Unable To Install Grub/EFI For Lubuntu

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 13.10 X86-64 on my laptop, but it's not working. Lubuntu itself installs fine, but at then end when it tries to install grub it fails and doesn't write anything to the ...