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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ubuntu bootloader doesn't detect window 8

After installing ubuntu, using something else option and installing it on a different disk than windows 8 , I starting my computer and ubuntu loaded without any boot loader. So I searched in internet ...
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Cannot mount 2 windows merged ntfs volumes in ubuntu 14.04

when my brand new Ubuntu is trying to mount my two hard drives that was merged in windows 7 I get this message: Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/luttikon/Media 1: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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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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How can I correct logical bad sectors in HDD in Ubuntu?

During boot time I found that my hard disk had logical errors in different sectors. I did my research and ran this command: sudo badblocks -sv /dev/sda1 > bad-blocks-result This command created ...
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apache2 doesn't start at bootup

first a short description of our environment: 1x Ubuntu 14.04 Serveredition 1x USB-Dongle for our barcode scangun 1x USB-Keyboard 1x VGA-Monitor Apache2, mysql, php5.x installed and configured ...
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I messed up university computer

I'm using university PC which is Lenovo that came with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu to it. I've backed the data up, made extended partition, and installed Ubuntu. I have done this before to ...
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after expanding 'Ubuntu installed' partition, I got error

I expanded the partition on which I have installed Ubuntu and then tried to reinstall grub using BootRepair and got following error: The boot files of [The OS now in use - Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS] are far ...
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Bootable pendrive with windows 8

After formatting pendrive on ntfs setting bootable flag, installing grub and coping windows installation files to pendrive eg. win fodler how to set grub.cfg to boot windows from pendrive win folder ? ...
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Dual Boot EFI Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu

Grub 2 works fine with the Ubuntu entry, but I'm missing the Windows 8 entry. Windows 8 is on /dev/sdb with 2 partitions (sdb1, sdb2), Ubuntu is on /dev/sda. http://paste.ubuntu.com/9442112/ Any ...
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How to show boot messages in 14.10?

I am trying to show the boot messages but all I get is an almost black screen until I see the login manager. I removed quiet and splash I removed quiet and splash and added noplymouth I removed ...
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Why can't I boot from my SSD?

Recently, I bought a 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD. I wanted to migrate my system to it, so I copied my / and swap partition to it and ran boot-repair. The program told me I was in EFI mode so I made an ...
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using framebuffer in Ubuntu 14.04 textmode - segmentation fault

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 booting into textmode. GRUB-file: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet text" and the following gfx setup in GRUB: GRUB_GFXMODE=0x115 GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep That means I ...
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nVidia driver update causes problem, even when reverting back

The story: A few months ago, I was able to play Civ V on my HP Elitebook 8540w without any problems. Then about a month ago, for some reason, my video driver started to have some issues. It had ...
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Win7 won't resume from sleep/hibernation [closed]

I read many posts about this problem, but most of them consider the user a linux expert who knows what he's talking about :/ I would really appreciate it if someone can solve this problem for a ...
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How to install windows 8.1 , when I have a windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 running side by side?

Here is this , I use ubuntu and love ubuntu. So when I bought a DELL PC with pre-installed windows 8, in which I couldn't install ubuntu in every possible way I tried, I deleted the genuine windows ...
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How to fix Missing operating system after ms-sys

I need your help. I've uninstalled ubuntu and removed his partition from Windows 7. After I restarted I had the "error: no such partition" so I used this guide to restore the windows bootloader... ...
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Dual boot Windows will not load after installing wireless driver

On a new machine, I partitioned the hard drive equally, and installed Windows 8.1 on one partition, and Ubuntu 14.04 on the other. Both OS's booted successfully from grub. Now, my wireless adapter is ...
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Boot-Repair doesn't fix the boot for Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (trusty)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my laptop (Samsung ATIV Book Lite 9 - NP905S3G-K08TR). After a pure installation run into boot problem and tried Boot-Repair. Actually, boot-repair seems ...
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Dual boot fails when modifying BIOS

I have a Toshiba Satellite p50 with pre-installed Windows 8.1. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the UEFI dual-boot worked fine for some time. However, I realized that every time I make any change in the ...
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error: no such partition Entering rescue mode… grub rescue> ubuntu partition accidentally deleted [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 as in dual boot. I have changed my disk size using disk management. accidentally I delete Ubuntu partition at all. Once I restarted the system, I am getting ...
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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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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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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 ...