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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14.04 Upgrade triggers grub-pc failure

My problem begins with an upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.02 LTS. As part of this I received several error messages about not being able to remove old kernels. When first booting into 14.02, I ...
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Dead ID pin on DELL AC adapter, how can i run the CPU on 100% anyways?

I have a Dell D430 with Lubuntu 14.04 (if i'm not wrong about the version) installed. My power adapter failed with its ID pin, but it's powering the unit. I don't care of charging the battery, it will ...
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Moving to an SSD

I'm moving from a 1tb HDD to a 500gb SSD. On the HDD I have a 600gb partition for Windows and a 400gb partition for Ubuntu. On the SSD I have a 150gb partition for Windows, and a 350gb partition for ...
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Change TTY resolution in 15.04

I am trying to change the resolution of the TTYs (the ones reachable with Ctrl+Shift+Fn) on Ubuntu 15.03. I have consulted these sources: ChangeTTYResolution Higher resolution when switching to tty ...
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update-grub shows “No volume groups found”

Whenever I run sudo update-grub in a terminal, I get the following output: Generating grub configuration file ... Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png Found ...
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Trouble with Computer I just loaded ubuntu on

I had an old pc that wass missing bootmngr (HP pavilion dv6) so wiped the memory and put unbuntu 14.01 LTS and after a lot of trouble got it working. I shut it down and went to turn it back on and it ...
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Grub fails to boot windows 7, no such partiton error

My dual-boot windows 7 / ubuntu 12.04 has been working fine for months, but suddenly i'm unable to boot to windows. i've tried fixing this using boot-repair (i.e. purging and reinstalling grub), but ...
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Ubuntu server 15.04, Only can boot in Recovery mode (display -UNCLAIMED)

I am a newbie to the Ubuntu, I have just bought an IBM X3100 M5 and installed Ubuntu 15.04 via USB drive. Everything is smooth during the installation process, after the installation done i was asked ...
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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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Why do I have to reboot my pc twice before I see the login screen?

I've been a Windows user for 22 years, but about 6 weeks ago I moved away from Windows and now only run Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on my pc. The issue I have is that every time I start my computer and it ...
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Windows on one drive and Linux on the other

I have an 80Gb drive that I installed Windows on, and a 1Tb drive that I installed Linux on. I forgot to disconnect the 80Gb drive when I did the install of Linux, and it wrote files to the 80Gb ...
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“no such partition” usb boot

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I was trying to mess with my partitions and ended up deleting my ubuntu partition. This killed grub, and I can no longer boot to hard drive. I tried to ...
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Unknown Partition Table Error on Boot Randomly after Reboot: Conflicting Device Mode

I get an error on the boot that I took a screen shot below. Also the output of the fdisk -l command is shown. sda: unkwown partition table is the error. And then conflicting device mode. I am running ...
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Deleted Partition, Broke Grub

I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my system, fresh install from a live USB. I was messing around with partitioning, trying to set up room for windows. Ended up deleting my ubuntu partition and rebooted. Now ...
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frequency out of range - please change display mode

I just downloaded the latest version of the Ubuntu live CD, and have installed it on a desktop computer (a Fujitsu Scaleo P). Once installed it seems to work perfectly, although there are some updates ...
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I cannot run Windows without connecting the flash drive in which linux was installed

I've installed Linux into my flashdrive from another flash drive while windows 7 is running. When I start up my computer with the flash drive in which linux installed , it appears 4 options ( Linux, ...
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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready or not present

This is frustrating as heck, I moved away from Windows 7 OS because of issues, errors, and such and was sold to Ubuntu because it was supposed to be reliable, and now errors and issues right after ...
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Unable to install GRUB in dev/sda, two hard drives, Windows 8 on sda

I have a N751JK ASUS notebook with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my second hard drive, but the installation is failing with this error message: Unable to install ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu (GPT bios disk) and Win 7 (MBR disk)

I have a new MSI motherboard (UEFI), being used in UEFI+legacy mode, with two disks, one Ubuntu ( primary disk - GPT with bios_grub flag on ) and Windows 7 in the 2nd disk (MBR partition). And I'm ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, format the entire harddrive and install Windows 8.1

I'm stuck with my laptop as I explained here :Windows 8.1 doesn't appear in GRUB2 I can't find a solution. To resume: I have a Asus N53S with ubuntu 13.10 installed and Windows 8.1 but GRUB can't ...
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3.16.0-39 and 13.16.0-38 cause my computer to reboot into Asus express gate. Ubuntu 14.04

I recently bought a new hard drive because of corrupted data on my last hard drive related to SATA errors. That is another story (I hope). My new hard drive was working fine running a fresh install ...
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No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda. Is that some pain to a only Win8.1 system?

After I made a dual-boot (Win8.1/Ubuntu 14.04) I wanted to remove Ubuntu. I am a really newbie guy at this. First I deallocated the Ubuntu partitions at Win8.1 and joined them into the Win8.1 OS ...
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I get only a GRUB terminal after installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. How do I fix this?

I attempted to load Windows 8 and Ubuntu alongside each other and it was working well until my Ubuntu installation completed and I restarted the computer. Now I can't get past this error: Minimal ...
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Link to restart from Windows to Ubuntu

I have standard dual-boot system: Ubuntu and Windows. Grub is configured to launch Windows by default. Is there a way to create some kind of link in Windows, that would: restart Windows boot into ...
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Stuck on GNU grub after pressing F8 when booting

I pressed F8 while booting and it somehow messed up grub and now it's stuck on gnu grub and I don't know how to fix it. I put Boot Repair on a flash drive, but it didn't have a repair option, would ...
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Simply and friedly tutorial about grub2 command

looking straight constructed an example that describes how many commands for grub2. Perhaps there is an index for grub2 command along with a description and example? I have been really sick of people ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Crashed and I don't know how to get back

Ubuntu 14.04 crashed and I don't know how to get it back. I'm stuck on GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.2. I've tried going to Advanced Options and choosing a recovery mode, but to no avail. What ...
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after pm-hibernate my computer won't boot

i wanted to test hibernation on my dell inspiron M5110 laptop. this laptop is setup to dual boot windows 7 professional en ubuntu 15.04 after setting my laptop to dual boot that and selecting ubuntu ...
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How do I fix Ubuntu 15.04 when I cannot seem to boot it?

I followed both Sharad's and A.B.'s answers (both of them) on a previous question about Kubuntu. I then rebooted LXDE and managed to get into Grub, I then selected to run Ubuntu, normally (i.e., the ...
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How do I add a user in Ubuntu Core? (I can boot but cannot login or root)

I just got an instance of Ubuntu Core 15.04 running on a 16 gig thumb drive. I can boot two ways: The first is via recovery mode. This is nothing like Ubuntu's GRUB2 bootloader. Instead, it says ...
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In ubuntu 15.04, boot-repair running forever

To reproduce my problem [of accidentally deleting all the kernels] Delete all the kernels Try to fix the problem with boot-repair from live USB LVM enabled Pastepin link is here Please help me ...
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Grub Rescue - the laptop won't boot

First of all I'm Italian, so I apologize for my bad English. Second, I have a big problem. I have a new Sony Vaio Pro 13 (so, it's an ultra-book WITHOUT the CD drive), which had Windows 8 pre ...
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Ubuntu installer stuck at “configuring boot loader…”

I dual-booted my windows with Ubuntu 14.10 Due to some failed upgrades, there was something wrong with most of my drivers... The sound wasn't working eventhough the speaker test works and the wifi ...
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grub can't find my windows install

I just added a new SSD to my laptop. I installed windows on it, and booted into windows, and all is good. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my second SSD, reboot, and no grub menu! I installed some ...
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How do I enable the GRUB splash screen in Xubuntu 12.10?

I have Xubuntu 12.10 running fine on a Thinkpad T60. Grub2 is installed as the boot manager and the GRUB....LINUX_DEFAULT is set as "quiet splash". Therefore, Grub should display its splash image ...
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After Ubuntu 15.04 Upgrade, Black Scren When Booting From rEFInd or Other Linux OSes

I am running an Acer laptop from 2013 [will add in here when I find the model number] and I initially installed Ubuntu 14.04, then 14.10, and afterward 15.04. Before this, rEFInd and any live USBs ...
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Grub resue error insmod normal File not Found

I have a Dual Boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Using Disk Management in Windows, I deleted the Ubuntu partition, but when i restart my computer, I'm getting Grub Rescue Command. I Tried ls ...
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“Error: Unknown filesystem” on all my drives on Grub rescue

I was trying to start my computer in Windows safe mode and ended up pressing F8 before selecting Windows in grub instead of after and now it's stuck in grub rescue. I looked up how to use it to make ...
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On mini Mac, after install of 14.2, the pass-phrase for encrypted drive is not accepted. But also I can not boot from install media anymore

I have checked how to enter my pass phrase with different keyboard-layouts after having read the listed issues with this error. However I still can't get through. I can no longer boot the mac with ...
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GRUB menu does not show after shutting down and restarting from Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio with pre-installed Windows 8 dual-booted with Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8 on my Vaio. When I shut down from Windows and start the laptop, I get the GRUB menu and can select between booting with Windows and Ubuntu. However, after ...
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How do I get rid of GRUB without formatting my HDD

I couldn't find an answer to my question so I thought I would ask my own. Today I tried to install Kali Lunix from a USB drive. I WAS running a dual boot with Ununtu and Windows 8.1. Every time I ...
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Unknown filesystem on all my drives on Grub rescue

I was trying to start my computer in Windows safe mode and ended up pressing F8 before selecting Windows in grub instead of after and now it's stuck in grub rescue. I looked up how to use it to make ...
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Broken links after kernel upgrade

After running: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade And upgrading my kernel as well as some other stuff and then running this twice with a reboot after each running: sudo ...
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How do I use GRUB rescue?

So when I was starting my computer, I pressed F8 and then it said there was no such partition and now it only shows GRUB rescue. How do I fix GRUB to run normally again?
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automatically switch the boot order in grub2

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Server and Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop installed. My task is: restart running Ubuntu Desktop (with crontab) boot into Ubuntu Server do backup etc. restart running Ubuntu Server boot ...
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“Missing operating system” grub2 failure

While trying to install Xubuntu after trying Fedora and disliking it(Still have a windows 8.1 installed), the partition manager was a bit confusing and I might have screwed something while trying to ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot After Upgrade From 14.04 To 14.10; Not Even in Safe Mode

I've tried endlessly to find a solution to my problem, but nothing works. I guess my situation is a bit different. When I boot, it gives me the normal Ubuntu startup screen with the different boot ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 Won't boot or Shut down

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 I love ubuntu but I ran into issues recently. most of the time I boot it gets stuck at the purple screen or I get the error [ 17.912.611 dw_dmac ...
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Set root to current drive in GRUB

GRUB require one to set the root drive in its config. Usually one write something like search --set=root /boot/vmlinuz or explicitly set root=(hd0,1). I found this little excessive considering the ...