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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Unable to install GRUB in dev/sdb

I'm having trouble while installing Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) (overwriting win7). Afterwards, I encountered (similar to this one -> http://askubuntu.com/questions/62051...o-install-grub): 'Unable to install ...
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Lost Windows 7 in GRUB after installing Ubuntu 14.04

So today I've decided install the new 14.04 (64bit) on top of the 13.10 (32bit) Ubuntu that I used to have dual boot with Win 7. So it gave me number of options to install the 14.04, one of them was ...
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bypass boot menu by listing all operating systems at grub menu

i have installed two windows operating systems (windows 7 and windows server 12) then i installed ubuntu 14.04. all are working fine. but now the problem is when my computer starts first grub screen ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 - Lost ability to boot from USB

Good Morning, I recently set up my Asus Windows 8.1 laptop to be a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04. I have successfully created a dual boot system using Grub2 as my bootloader. The problem is ...
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How to blacklist zfs kernel module during boot?

How to disable ZFS kernel-module before boot in grub? It is mentioned that some modules can be disabled through grub command line in similar question. Unfortunately this method is not working with ...
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Recovering GRUB after installing Windows 7 with boot repair

Recently I've reinstalled the Windows copy I had alongside Ubuntu, and after that the GRUB menu disappeared and the computer starts off on Windows automatically. The solution I found was to run boot ...
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Computer only runs memtest, cannot find files in grub

I rebooted my computer when I left work one day, and, when I came back, it was running memtest. It had been running memtest for just short of two days. I've entered the grub menu. grub> ls -l ...
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GRUB refuses to uninstall

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu and reinstalled it on an external HDD. By mistake I selected my laptop's ssd as the location of the bootloader. I decided to do the install all over again and this time ...
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How can I change the contents of grub loader?

I have Ubuntu installed alongside of Windows and in bootloader (grub) these operating systems as all of yours are with long names! How can I change the names in grub? for example I want to change the ...
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Multiple boot options for Windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I was a Windows 8.1 user. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now I have both windows and Ubuntu. Both are running well without any issues. The problem is, while booting I can see two options for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wont boot after entering harddrive encryption password

I have installed 14.04 LTS on to my Samsung 850 pro SSD and it was working fine then last time I booted it, it took three attempts to boot. Basically the request for the password appears and I enter ...
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grub2 failed to boot Windows 8 and got blurred screen

Grub2 failed to boot Windows 8 and my computer got a blurred screen. Such problem happens to Windows 7 and XP too. I don't know thy only a few computers have this problem. I have searched a lot ...
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System freezes during booting everytime (Ubuntu 14.10) [duplicate]

Acer aspire E5-571G-36L5 Message: "Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!" Already tried: That libre office quick start is disabled Different options in gru config file item ...
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WinUSB Error 512, different from other 512 erros I have seen?

I'm trying to install a windows 7 iso on a usb so I can install it on one of the partitions on my hard drive. I saw a few different 512 errors on here but they had different messages. Any help would ...
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Remove GRUB boot selecting after Windows is gone

I've been looking for this answer quite a while in the last few days, but all google and question searches here seem to retrieve are for removing grub and restoring Windows's bootloader after deleting ...
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How I remove grub text in ubuntu3 version?

How I remove GRUB text "Use the up or down arrow keys to select which entry is highlighted. Press enter to boot the selected OS, 'e' to edit the commands before booting, or 'c' for a ...
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How to Re-Add Windows XP to grub menu after Ubuntu 11.10 Re-install

Basically, I messed up my partitions and decided to do a full re-install of both Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.10 (I know that 11.10 is outdated, but I was planning to do an update to 12.04 as soon as I ...
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Will not boot beyond GRUB command line

Upon installing rEDIt and Ubuntu on my Mac OS X Yosemite from a disk, Ubuntu Asked me to update. I say yes and it loads for a bit and flashes to a purple outline on a black box and sits there, I ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04: Creating custom “Boot” partition [closed]

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I have 4 disks, all formatted and they are in a RAID5. When installing Ubuntu, grub glitched somehow when ??downloading that our Ubuntu setting windows ...
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Problems recognizing Ubuntu Minimal (for Kodi/XBMC) when installing Ubuntu 14.04 Regular Desktop

my Goal: HTPC (2 Drives/ 1 minimal Ubuntu/1 Regular 14.04) dualbooting Steps i am Trying : A. Installing minimal Ubuntu Disk (XBMC/Kodi) /dev/sda B. Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sdb Problem ...
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USB with Fake CDFS partition [closed]

First of all, please see this screenshot: What happened: I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on USB in USB disk. The Problem: I can not remove this CD drive partition, even after partition, it's still ...
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How do I change the font colours for grub?

I managed to change the background on the boot screen and now I need to set the font colours to something I can read. I've been lurking around the Ubuntu Forums and the Ask site and I've also tried ...
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Should I create the Reserved BIOS boot area partition?

I have Asus N550JV with Windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a dual boot setup. I am not familiar with turning off "fast boot", disabling "secure boot" and enabling "launch CSM". ...
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Ubuntu Dual boot with Ubuntu

Im new here, and this is my first question, hope i will get an answer :) i had first ubuntu (U1) installed on my laptop and i installed after that Windows 7 So i notice that i can no longer access ...
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Is it still possible to install Ubuntu to an external harddrive with UEFI?

It looks like installing Ubuntu to an external harddrive isn't possible with UEFI, where as with MBR there wasn't a big difference between external and internal. Is that true or is it still possible? ...
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14.04 Freeze on Splash after Installing NVIDIA Drivers

First of all, I have looked at a bunch of threads that are similar, but none of the solutions work for me. I am trying to install nvidia drivers (nvidia-340, specifically) but when I reboot the system ...
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How do I open the boot menu?

I want to uninstall 12.04 and install Ubuntu 13.04 instead. When I was installing Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 opened the boot menu F12. I have read that on Ubuntu to enter the boot menu I have to ...
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Can't enable laptop webcam and bluetooth with fn keys

I already researched a bit and tried some solutions like editing /etc/grub/default with: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=" And: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=Linux" But ...
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Is is possible to modprobe a module from the boot loader?

I want to modprobe a module from the kernel command line (in my case yaboot, but you are probably more familiar with grub). This is for a workaround for the live CD. I've seen some old advice that ...
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grub not loading with SHIFT after file modification

Attempt to overcome blackscreen I ran the following steps created file /etc/grub.d/01_915resolution wrote the following lines into the file echo insmod 915resolution echo 915resolution 58 1366 ...
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Forgot my Ubuntu 14.04 password - no recovery mode [duplicate]

Here is the problem, I forgot my Ubuntu password. After doing some googling I found out to reset the password I need to access the recovery mode through the grub menu. However, back when I installed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS installation fails to configure Grub

Couple days now I've tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS for my work computer. After couple hiccups the installation finally seemed to go through fine. But now it seems that the in boot sequence the ...
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Configure Dual Boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 with or without EFI

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop with Windows 7 but I don't get to boot from Ubuntu. First, during the installation I made these partitions (may be too many): /dev/sda1 FAT32 SYSTEM ...
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Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 + Invalid EFI file path + Boot repair + Grub many entries

I've a ASUS N56VZ with Intel Core i7 - 3610QM, with Win 7 Home Premium x64 pre-installed. This computer come with EFI instead of the traditional BIOS. When I bought it, I had 3 visible partitions. C ...
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GRUB Failing to Boot to graphical interface [duplicate]

First time install. Have attempted to install UBUNTU 14.04 server version from a USB key a couple of times now. After installation it would appear the Grub boot process fails and the screen goes into ...
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USB (mouse/keyboard) turn off selecting Windows from GRUB

I completely reformatted a drive and set up the partitions as I wanted them. First I installed Windows 7 and things were smooth (keyboard mouse worked) Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Grub and ...
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how to boot widndows 8 uefi fromngrub command line?

I have an emergency,I wanted to remove ubuntu from my pc, and I deleted the partitions of ubuntu, but now after a reboot, I'm stock in the grub command line I need to enter to my windows 8 partition, ...
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Dual boot Install of Trusty Ubuntu on an HP with Windows 8 (64 bit) pre-installed (UEFI supported)

Yes, I have read, many times, "Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)," and I have read the "UEFI" piece with the subtitle "Installing Ubuntu Quickly and ...
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Ubunt boot encryption using LUKS

I have Mini PC (aka Intel NUC) to be deployed remotely. This will be a server and running a LAN application to store financial records. Clients can access this server for accounting and reporting. I ...
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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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Black screen when trying to install ubuntu 13.10

I am in need of some help. It has been 2 weeks since I bought my first ever windows laptop with the aim of replacing windows but I have been unsuccessful. The hardware is as follows : Asus 15' F550D ...
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How is Grub updated after each kernel upgrade?

How I think I got into the problem After the system installation I proceeded to install upstream kernel, changed /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume by commenting out the RESUME... line and then I run ...
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No GRUB after Ubuntu install

The main issue of the problem is that i can't load Ubuntu 12.10 desktop - i386 after install near win7basic (windows 7 was preinstalled on my laptop). I've tried manual reconfiguring of file system, ...
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Massively broken boot and partition system

My machine has a single 2TB HDD, with 3 partitions: /dev/sda1 fat32 512MB /dev/sda2 ext2 244MB /dev/sda3 ext4 1.82TB My 14.04 was complaining of 0 bytes on /boot, so I went in and done a sudo ...
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How to repair grub to work with multiple hard drives?

On my computer I have multiple hard drives. One of them has Ubuntu 14.10 and the other has Windows 8.1. I messed up my boot loader and know only Ubuntu appears in the grub list. Windows 8.1 is on the ...
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rEFIt - rEFInd - Grub2…what is the “right way” for Ubuntu 14.10 on a Mac:

Can someone please help me to understand the “right way” (if there is such a thing) to run Ubuntu on an EFI computer (specifically a 2012 iMac -- I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on this iMac, on ...
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Dist-upgrade in Ubuntu 14.10 tries to remove grub-efi-amd64

A recent security (?) update in 14.10 Utopic Unicorn caused "apt-get dist-upgrade" in Ubuntu 14.10 to try to remove package "grub-efi-amd64", and replace it with package "grub-pc". I use grub-efi to ...
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boot from usb on asus zenbook UX31A

Here is my problem. I have created a bootable usb of ubuntu 14 and I know it works because it works on another laptop. I just received an Asus zenbook UX31A with windows 8 on it. I disabled quick boot ...
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Expanding partition for more [duplicate]

I formatted the unallocated space to fat32 (don't know if that was right). Now I want to extend my dev/sda5 for more memory as I'm currently getting warnings about my low memory space. Above My ...
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Grub Rescue when trying to boot into my main drive

I installed the latest Ubuntu onto an External Hard Drive just about 30 minutes ago. The drive was sdc with a boot portion and a swap as well. Upon restarting my computer, I came face to face with a ...