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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Dual boot MS Surface PRO issues

I'm trying to successfully get my Surface Pro to dual boot Ubuntu, alongside windows 8.1, using a 128gb SD card I came across a guide (Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu?) and followed it, but there ...
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grub fails to install to MBR (RAID+LVM+LUKS)

Please note the edit at the end I'm building a home server (my first attempt at it) using Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 on an old machine (BIOS doesn't support UEFI), and I want to set up the whole system on ...
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Guidance on moving a raided / to a new set of disks

Running Ubuntu 14.04.1 up to date. Besides a ZFS pool I'm using for my data, I have my root partition on a mirrored software raid, and would like to move to two larger disks. Here is my parted ...
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 Over windows 8.1 i'm unable to boot from my DVD Drive

Fun story, i had Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 both installed on my pc. When attempting to re install it detected Ubuntu and said if i wanted to replace that i was like ooh nice, now i don't have to change ...
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Boot issues on Inspiron M5010 when installing 64 bit Ububtu 14.04. Help!

This is my first time using Ubuntu. I bought a wiped computer from ebay and I'm just trying to install Ubuntu OS. I downloaded the software, formatted my USB to Fat 32. I used UUI and Yumi both to ...
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unable to boot win7 after installing ubuntu

hello i am new to Ubuntu and Linux too, Recently i replaced Ubuntu with win7 after that when i tried to install win back for using both OS i got a problem. its not installing win7 or other versions of ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0 problem

I have windows 8.1 pre-installed.Then I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 Firstly in grub,windows 8 was not shown.Then I have updated GRUB and it shows the windows 8 but whenever I try to launch it.It gives ...
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Grub takes a long time to paint the screen

When I boot up my computer, GRUB is remarkably slow painting the screen. You can actually see the screen paint in real time. Why is this? I have added a GIF showing the process. The GIF actually is ...
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unable to boot ubuntu grub menu appears [duplicate]

12.04 LTS with Windows 7 dual booted. I installed Ubuntu from windows 7 via WUBI so that I can dual boot both. When I try to boot Ubuntu the grub menu appears and I am not able to boot Ubuntu I ...
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Grub starts on bootup on USB Flash Drive

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to a 64gb USB Flash drive so I have my desktop and apps wherever I go. (3 partitions, swap, boot and home) I've set up a netbook to boot to USB drive but instead of booting ...
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Unable to boot Windows without flash drive in computer

I recently attempted to install ubuntu 14.04 on a usb flash drive so I can use it on the go. I burned the iso to a cd and booted it by doing try ubuntu without installing and then I clicked install ...
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GRUB loader malfunctioning

I have upgraded Windows 8 to 8.1 after having installed Ubuntu 14.04. As usual this led to a problem with Ubuntu GRUB loader. My main problem is that none of the solutions I've found so far work for ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB? Please Help!

I have a Asus NoteBook (Refurbished no DvD Drive) and I recently installed Windows Technical Preview (Windows 10) to test it out. After 3 weeks of having it installed I wanted Windows 7 on my laptop ...
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Upgrading Linux Kernel 3.11 to 3.13 for Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

When I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, apparently my kernel was supposed to upgrade from 3.11 to 3.13. Unfortunately, the kernel upgrade did not complete. As a result, I have several files for 3.13, but am ...
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How do I update Ubuntu in a UEFI-based Windows 8 dual boot

I got Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted on my system, and I want to update Ubuntu in the future (not now). How do I do it on UEFI hardware? I got a Gateway SX2110G-UW318 PC. Help? :\
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Black Screen with cursor - Booting from HardDisk & LiveCD

I've formatted my PC and installed Windows 8 & Ubuntu 14.04. I've been working like 1 week with the computer with both OS without any problem My motherboard is Asus M2N32 Suddenly, one day the ...
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No grub after switching to “boot in secure mode” (Windows8) after Ubuntu being installed

I installed successfully Lubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows8. Being tired of seeing "Booting in insecure mode..." as the PC turned on, I enabled again "boot in secure mode" from Win. As a result the Grub ...
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Lost password for Ubuntu and grub won't boot? [duplicate]

I cant get into Ubuntu because i forgot my password and Grub won't boot after I press the SHIFT key? How do I get in to my profile?
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GRUB slow respond to key press

So, I new into Linux, Ubuntu and that stuff, but I think I like it. My problem is, the first key pressed after GRUB shows up, GRUB needs really long (about 2-5 seconds) to show any respons, after ...
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sudo reboot… but do it from another partition

Is there a way to reboot indicating at the same time a partition from where to boot? As if I were in /dev/sda1 and I wanted to reboot from /dev/sda2 saying "sudo reboot /dev/sda2". I suppose this ...
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Load problem after update

I have two computers: a notebook and desktop. Both had 14.04 as a system. First I upgraded the system on notebook using instructions for desktop systems. I didn't have any problems, so I tried to ...
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error: file not found. grub rescue

I have read answers to variations of this problem. Specifically I clicked on the recommendation to upgrade an earlier version of Ubuntu on my wife's PC to the latest (14.04.1) It is the only OS ...
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Bootloader Install Failed Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my SONY VPCEL15EN, Every thing worked fine but at the end it shows that Bootloader Install Failed. Now I have 3 options 1 to install somewhere else 2 continue ...
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How would I removed grub2 from my bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my external hard drive but I accidentally left my computer's main drive mounted and for some reason grub was put on my bootloader. Anyone know how I can remove it from my ...
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Accidentaly deleted initrd and vmlinuz

Yesterday I suddenly deleted initrd and vmlinuz files in boot folder. Now I can't get in my Debian system, because GRUB can't find vmlinuz and initrd. I tried to generate new initrd image but I can't ...
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How can I boot to linux command line from GRUB? [duplicate]

I botched a gnome install on my virtual box and now when it boots it just hangs up at a black screen. I wante to get back into a command line and uninstall/reinstall gnome...
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Need help restoring Ubuntu Server backup

A month ago I started play with Ubuntu Server. While experimenting, bad things may happen and I've looked for some backup solutions to avoid reinstall Ubuntu and all stuffs many times per day, after ...
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Boot Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview with Grub

I originally installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, using grub to give me a selection of operating systems to boot to when it starts up, and that works fine. I decided I wanted to try the Windows 10 ...
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Xen 4.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 dom0 “Gave up waiting for root device”

I've failed to get any response from users on the Linux Mint forums, however, Mint being an Ubuntu egg, I thought I'd try here. I attempted to install Xen hypervisor 4.4 on a clean install of Linux ...
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Boot repair detects legecy mod when EUFI is enabled

I installed on my computer ubuntu 14.10 with windows 8.1 in dual boot but when I start it, grub doesn't show up. I tried running the boot-repair but I get a message that my bios starts in legacy and ...
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Persistent live USB Ubuntu 14 not working

Used Fedora Live USB creator 3.12 to create a live USB of Ubuntu 14 (latest 64 bit build) I can successfully boot the USB on my Surface Pro 3 but I cannot get the persistence to work. It is not an ...
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ubuntu 12.4 server is stuck on blank screen after grub [duplicate]

server 12.4 64 bit installed with raid and lvm ubuntu 12.4 server is stuck on blank screen after grub. and in grub recovery server given below error system wait for the right device ? missing ...
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Can I install the gnu grub menu from windows?

Hi I’m new in Linux and I have a problem. I bought a computer with Windows 8 which was upgraded to 8.1 in the mean time. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 and when the set-up finished, I restarted the ...
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grub menu display “setparams…” content for any key

I have searched for many topic but none of them similar like my case (I think)! I have and ga-h81m-s2pv board with a SSD drive, USB keyboard/mouse. I change boot and storage BIOS setting to ...
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Grub2 and UEFI, ASUS Zenbook

I just bought a new laptop "Asus Zenbook UX32L". I had Windows8 preinstalled. But I needed Ubuntu. So I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I totally cleared my HDD and I just clicked Install Ubuntu. ...
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Dual boot does not load Windows after installing Windows drivers

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Then, I installed some drivers on Windows from a CD (chipset, NVidia, LAN and audio). However, when I now boot into Grub and choose ...
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Accidentally deleted Win 8 while installing Ubuntu 14

My problem is that I accidentally deleted Win 8. But actually I don't need it and I don't want to buy Recovery disk. I need to install Ubuntu. So when I installing Ubuntu I just Erase my disk and ...
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update-grub fails on lvm cryptoroot

Disclaimer: I'm running this server now but I did NOT install it. I have two disks connected to an Intel Hardware Raid Controller running in RAID1. On top of it there is a fully encrypted 12.04 ...
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Repair Grub on VPS

My VPS is installed with Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS and i manage it with th KVM interface from OVH, now it is blocked on grub>. the machine does not accept ssh until booting in rescue mode. When I mount the ...
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Partitions Grub UEFI GPT MBR

I'm having a problem with the partitions in my system. Yesterday, I wanted to try Arch Linux, so I installed it in a new partition and in the process I was told, since my system is UEFI, I had to ...
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Dual Boot/GRUB Question

I just installed Ubuntu 14 in dual boot with Windows 7 installed first. I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu and I was wondering if GRUB2 which comes with Ubuntu is likely to experience problems ...
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Dual boot system fails to boot at all! Help

I have a persistent problem of recovering my hard drive. I had Ubuntu and Win 7 installed on my DELL xps m1530 (Core Duo 2). After manipulating my partitions in windows, I got stuck in grub rescue. I ...
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Always boot into Ubuntu, but with Windows option on restart

I'm not sure if this is possible - I've tried searching, but can't seem to find anything. I run a dual boot system, Trusty & Win 7 - being in the former about 98% of the time. Here's what I'd ...
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I installed GRUB bootloader on the Win SSD, should I be worried? Dual Boot

I installed Ubuntu yesterday on my Notebook's SSD. Windows 8.1 preinstalled on the other (m.2) SSD. I'm not really experienced with this stuff, sorry. I installed the GRUB(?) boot loader onto the ...
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Interact with GRUB over network

I am connecting to my workstation over SSH (via VPN access) and I accidentally rebooted machine. The problem is that I cannot connect to my machine because it boots to grub and it waits for ...
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Loading windows through grub

I just want to know how to boot windows through the grub. I formated my hard disk even though when i tried to boot my system its starting from the Grub boot loader, how can i avoid this. I tried many ...
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Computer won't shut down

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my friend's computer and it won't shut down. Here is an album of the pictures I took. I went into gedit and changed the quiet mode option to quiet mode acpi=force or ...
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Accidentaly Removed Windows From Grub

I was messing around with grub settings (only renaming entries, nothing else) and it appears that windows is no longer on the grub menu. I seem to remember it is in /something/SDA. My system is ...
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How to recover /boot overwritten by identical /boot? [closed]

I spent 6 hours on this and I've given up. I am not finding a method to recovering a /boot partition that was overwritten by an identical /boot partition. This isn't your regular average grub ...
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Error Booting Ubuntu / Windows 7 on Laptop

I tried a lot of guides and walkthrough I found on the net, but my problem still persist: I installed the UBUNTU 14.04 LTS release, and installed side by side my Windows Installation. When I finish ...