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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Windows 8.1 not appearing in Grub2 after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have HP notebook which came with freeDOS (MBR partitioned with two primary partitions). I have installed Windows 8.1 in Legacy mode by creating another primary partition. Yes, in Legacy mode though ...
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Grub doesn't run after installed Ubuntu 14.04 on external hdd

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my external 1TB HDD. I created a 5gb swap space, and a 45gb ext4 partition mounted on /. The problem is: When I am booting from my HDD, it does not show up grub ...
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How to skip grub screen and just boot to windows 7?

I tried a few things already. this is my /etc/default screen. This wont work. It still brings me to the grub screen and stays there until an OS is selected. I don't want that screen to come up. I ...
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How can I hide the grub menu when the systems boots?

How can I hide the grub2 menu when a Ubuntu system boots?
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Boot up/Grub menu

Okay so, recently, after a recommendation from a friend I decided to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8. Everything went right during the process (partitioning, installing, etc) but upon rebooting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target/

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron 7537, in dual-boot with Windows 8.1, with a UEFI system. After the creation of the new partitions, I've been able to install Ubuntu 14.04 without ...
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grub rescue prompt after mac osx update

last night i updated osx on the mac i dual boot with ubuntu (i'm unsure of the version, but if it helps i installed it Nov 2013) when i try to boot ubuntu i get thrown into the grub rescue prompt. ...
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Dual boot Option not Displaying

I Have Installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a Machine and worked fine, it had the 160GB Hard disk and i have partitioned as / 30GB swap 2GB /home ...
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Grub error: out of disk on Ubuntu server 12.04 after power interruption [duplicate]

I've got an Ubuntu server set up that has been running happily for a year or so with no problems to speak of. It's configured in a RAID-1 to keep everything nice and backed up. Yesterday we had a ...
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Dual boot 3 Ubuntu Based Systems and a bootloader using Virtual Hard Disks

I know this sounds crazy, but I want to: Install PloP Linux on my current Lubuntu 14.04 system Create a new 450 GB Ext4 partition on my external drive and put my home folder there Create another ...
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Bay Trail Z3740 and Ubuntu issues, any help?

I am having trouble to run Ubuntu on my LG SlidePad 2 with Z3740 processor. The problem is that I can't find a way to boot the pendrive on it. I can get into the BIOS/UEFI but there is no way I can ...
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Win 8.1 won't boot

I have read alot about dual booting ubuntu and windows, but I have not seen an answer to my situation. I have an HP G17 laptop. I removed the HD and put in a 240 GB SSD and installed Win 8.1. Works ...
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Can't read Ubuntu partition on Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with a Live CD, and it seemed to work. However, when I boot into Windows 8, it shows up as Unallocated space. When I use Gparted, it shows up properly. I wanted to use a ...
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third OS partition advice

I am here because I need a little advice to create and install a 3rd OS on my laptop. Let me quickly epxplain, I have windows for my 3d work(maya) and gaming , then I started to move my cpp ...
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install ubuntu on an external hard disc

Not long ago I bought a new PC brand Lenovo. I make W7 install because some Windows programs interest me and I need them. From the Ubuntu website I downloaded 14.04. LTS and I burned on a DVD. Now it ...
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How to boot windows automatically? [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu (dual boot with windows). I want to boot windows automatically unless I manually choose ubuntu. I use grub and startupmanager (yes I know obsolete). I am running ubuntu ...
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/boot/grub/device.map is missing on Ubuntu 14.04

The device map file /boot/grub/device.map is in this format: (disk) /dev/device So, for example, on a system with a floppy and a single SCSI disk, the file would look like this: (fd0) /dev/fd0 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will NOT load except for empty desktop

When I start up my computer, this is exactly what happens: GRUB loads, and I select Ubuntu. Ubuntu is loading, and before Step 3 a tty1 screen shows up, then goes away Ubuntu login screen shows up, ...
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How to remove countdown in grub menu (disable countdown) [duplicate]

I have a dual boot ubuntu and windows 8. Ubuntu is default os to start up and countdown select the default os to boot If I don't change that before. When I order between ubuntu and windows 8 countdown ...
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Make USB Bootable, but install ubuntu on hardrive

I remember something from my past(may be 10 years back). I have heard that we can boot an OS from floppy disk but the OS files will be in Hard disk. Correct me if I am wrong, I don't know whom to ask, ...
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USB install just shows a black screen

I have extracted my Ubuntu .iso onto a USB device using the instructions on here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStickQuick). When I boot onto the USB drive I get a menu with ...
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Update Windows 8 broke my GRUB

Any update W8 broke my GRUB. Normally, the boot-repair all repaired, now can not cope. Details: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7612713/ Can you advise something?
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BURG installation

I've been reading about the BURG bootloader as a replacement for GRUB2. If I install BURG, will it overwrite GRUB and all of its settings? How will things work, and how do I install themes?
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After uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04,, grub rescue is loading. not able to go into bios settings

I had a dual booting system with win 8 and Ubuntu 12.04. I deleted Ubuntu using windows disk management, created a win 8 recovery USB disk to repair MBR and rebooted. The system went into grub rescue. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - After doing something to the grub config and reverting it, I cannot log in

I wanted Ubuntu to boot into text mode instead of grapical mode, so I followed a tutorial and went ahead with editing /etc/default/grub so that GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" instead of ...
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After Ubuntu install PC still boots straight to Windows XP [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu on a machine running Windows XP. I selected the option to install alongside Windows. Everything seemed to go well. When it finished I removed the boot/install DVD and ...
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GRUB not appearing after upgrade to Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I had previously dual-booted Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows 8. Then I upgraded it to Windows 8.1. Since then my GRUB has not been appearing. I started Ubuntu from my bootable USB drive and ran boot repair. ...
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Grub 2 wont show window8

I installed Ubuntu 14. 04 on my Lenovo ideapad 580 (4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, i3, Windows8 preloaded). I switched from UEFI to legacy mode. Then I had a grub issue and Ubuntu won't load at all. I tried boot ...
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Installing GRUB in one hard disk only

Initially, my laptop has only one HDD with mainly three partitions which contains Ubuntu, Windows and Data (excluding the swap, boot, recovery partitions). I used GPT as my partition scheme. Now, I ...
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Grub does not see second operating system

I just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a desktop computer. The Computer has two hard drives, one of them contains WindowsXP and one of them does contain Lubuntu. The idea is to have an offline XP and an ...
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Can't boot WIndows 7 CD installer after installing ubuntu Boot-repair failed [on hold]

following error occurred during the repair. Please write on a paper the following URL: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7638031/ In case you still experience boot problem, indicate this URL to: ...
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How to get rid of grub menu after boot?

Here is my /etc/default/grub: # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 will not boot, saying “general error mounting filesystems”

My Lubuntu 14.04 worked since 14.04 was released, but after I tried to mount a Lubuntu .iso in the computer it began to get strange while booting. First, it went to the Lubuntu logo and said ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 14.04 “gnu grub”

I have a problem. I used "wubi.exe" to install ubuntu on my computer and when I restart,I can't see ubuntu, I see "GNU GRUB" console. I installed ubuntu on this computer 3 months ago and it was a ...
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Overheating in an dual-boot system (windows 8+Ubuntu 14.04)

Precisely, I would like to know if booting windows 8 through GRUB can affect in any way the global performance (CPU/GPU benchmarks, cooling efficiency etc...) in both Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 ... I ...
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Grub rescue error: file not found after fsck and a few updates

I am new to Ubuntu. I was using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I ran a sudo fsck on my terminal and went on pressing y for a long time at the prompts that appeared. When it seemed to continue for long, I did a ...
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GNU GRUB version 2.02 beta 2-9

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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Cannot boot into new install of Ubuntu 14 Server

Seems like a fair few people have had similar problems, but I've tried all the suggestions in other threads to no avail. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a HP ProLiant ML310e Server via burning ISO ...
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Laptop keeps wiping hard drive every reboot on full linux PC

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my $3,500 laptop. I have a Samsung NP905S3G-K01AU Laptop with GRUB and the Samsung bootloader screen... I inserted my USB and booted my computer, it iscoming up with ...
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Add android-x86-4.4-RC2 to ubuntu grub

I installed android-x86-4.4-RC2 with windows xp and windows 7, after I installed ubuntu 14.04. Now android-x86-4.4-RC2 is not showing up in grub. What should I do to fix this? Thank you! Edited: I ...
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Brightness not changing Dell 15r SE and ubuntu 12.04

With my current laptop I can't change my brightness anymore I tried xbacklight -set 50 (nothing happened) and also changed this line grub_cmdline_linux_default= "quiet splash" to ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu record from my boot list?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an external USB3.0 drive. I selected sdb (the usb stick) as grub point and created a new ext4 partition as root on sdb1. Everything went very well and I could either ...
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Grub loader cant boot into WIndows 8 [duplicate]

So, I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto a Lenovo u510. However, I can't boot into the Windows partition from GRUB. Whenever I load to grub, it says: /EndEntire file path: /ACPI(... error: ...
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McAfee endpoint encryptionfor Dual boot

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 and win 7 on dual boot mode. It is working fine without problems. Now I am forced to install the McAfee endpoint encryption. Doing so, is it possible for me to still boot to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot install

I have Windows 7(64 bit) installed on my system along with Ubuntu 12.04. I want to upgrade to 14.04 version of ubuntu but since I do not have a good internet connection I am unable to upgrade it using ...
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No operating system found even when grub2 was reinstalled

I know there have been many variations on this question and have certainly tried to do my research. I don't really know what I'm doing so I would rather not take risks. I am trying to dual boot ...
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Hiding GRUB screen in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I searched everything in this forum and tried all methods. Setting grub timeout, grub hidden timeout, but nothing worked. It still shows me the grub menu and waits for 10 seconds and then boots to ...
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Windows XP won't boot anymore

I'm not trying a dual boot. I plan to retire XP once I've picked a Windows version to replace it or have found that I can successfully get Linux to replace it for ALL my gaming needs. At the moment, ...
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“The system is running in low-graphics mode” error when I Try Ubuntu without installing because I need to run boot-repair [duplicate]

Last time I was using Ubuntu/Linux it was almost 3 years ago and I have to admit I was never good at it. Today I decided to try again (14.04 LTS) with my newly-bought Acer laptop with Windows 8.1 ...
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grub rescue and unknown filesystem

My hard disk ubuntu 12.04 started showing grub rescue, unknown file system... I have used 'ls' to check the partitions (hd0, hd0,5 and hd0,1)but none of the partitions is allowing me to boot from it. ...