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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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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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 ...
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Trying to Fix MBR [migrated]

I first decided that I wouldn't need Windows anymore, so I deleted it when I installed Ubuntu (I realized how wrong I was: no visual studio nor texnic center). Now I tried getting Windows back, so I ...
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Installed Ubuntu and now cannot Boot into it!

I installed Ubuntu in my new machine.Before installing I made the following changes turned off the fast startup option in windows 8.1 changed the boot to legacy supported changed preference to ...
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Error on boot: no such partition grub rescue

I have a dual boot system (Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.02), However recently I have changed my motherboard and since then I am getting an error. I have reinstalled both of my operating systems and ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu and other distro?

I have a FAT32 formatted USB flash drive and I have burnt an ISO image in it using: dd if=myiso.iso of=/dev/sdb1 When it completed, I tried to boot from the USB and got an error Missing or corrupt ...
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messed up my boot/efi, couldn't boot into anything, now boot repair is not working either

i "accidentally" messed up the boot/efi folder when i was trying to replace it with one i had copied earlier(stupid I know) When i rebooted the computer i could not boot into ubuntu 14.04 nor windows ...
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Failure to boot

I have repeatedly installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 desktop i386 alongside Windows XP on my Dell Dimension 2400 several times in the past several days and each time the installation claims that it has ...
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Verbose messages at system start

In 14.04 after adding VERBOSE_INIT=YES to linux line in Grub it was possible to enable verbose messages at system boot. In 14.10 this trick doesn't work any more. Removing quiet argument from linux ...
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Data Recovery from unidentified disk [duplicate]

I was having windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 on dual boot. Somehow my windows 8 was crashed so i reinstalled windows but now i'm not able to access ubuntu as well the data on it.I checked disk management ...
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Grub issue, boot repair not working

I have an installation of multiple systems on my laptop. I m running on a asus vivobook x202e with an i3, a 240gb ssd and 4gb ram. I have: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Windows 8.1 and and fedora (Cant ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Very slow boot

I installed ubuntu 14.10 and it boots slow. I searched the web and found some research about checking the dmesg, i did so and i found out there was some problems with my Bluetooth and i solved that. ...
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Problems with grub finding windows. Windows 7 / Ubuntu 14.04

So I'm gonna start out with this: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10720995/ Okay, so I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 installed on separate hard drives like this: sda: Ubuntu 14.04 sdb: Windows 7 sdc: ...
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GRUB settings do not persist

I'm trying to make some fairly basic changes to a Ubuntu 14.04 install's boot behavior. Specifically, I want the default operating system launched automatically (NOTE: I don't care whether or now the ...
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Unable to go back to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu for dual boot

I own a Lenovo G500s touch laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 I followed an online tutorial on how to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. As of now, Ubuntu 14.04 loads up just fine after ...
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How to fix a corrupted partition table?

I was running a duel boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 when I suddenly could no longer boot my system. After booting into a live usb and run GParted I get this error: Input/output error during ...
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Separate booting Ubuntu and Windows

I'm a Linux newb. I have one hard drive with Windows 7 and another blank hard drive. I had installed Linux on the second hard drive with the Windows 7 HDD detached. My Linux drive booted fine while ...