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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How can I eliminate the choice between Windows and Ubuntu every time I boot?

After making a bootable disk of Ubuntu 13.04, I opened it from windows 8 and ran wubi.exe. Then I was presented with three options... Reboot now Reboot later Help me boot from disk I selected ...
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Windows 7 is not shown in GRUB menu after 13.04 install

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a secondary hard drive, which has succeeded. But there is no GRUB entry for Windows 7 as an option. Boot-Repair and update-grub did not appear to help. ...
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How can I run “grub-customizer” on Ubuntu 12:04

I need to clear up my start up screen and re-order. I have down loaded the grub-customizer apt but don't know how to run it. any and all suggestions greatfully received
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Fixing Windows 8 after removing ubuntu [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu (successfully) on my Windows 8 machine so i could develop in c and it worked decently for a while. I did this without wubi. However, I later got a virtual machine to run ...
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Change GRUB2 boot device

I have a MacBook Pro, and I use rEFIned to dual-boot Ubuntu and Mac OS X. In case I ever messed anything up, I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive. However, I messed up the setup so I installed ...
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How to mount image.iso and create an option in Grub to install?

Every now and then new versions of os are released. I want to try them out but what I don't want to have to burn a new CD/DVD or create a bootable USB, every time. I don't want to use usb or cd/dvd. ...
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Reinstall ubuntu dual boot windows xp [duplicate]

I got a ubuntu 10.10 dual booting with windows XP. Everything was working fine, but since 10.10 is no longer supported, i want to upgrade it to 12.10 or 12.04. In the past i have had loads of problem ...
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How can I “move” GRUB?

I had the following setup on my hard disk +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ | Windows (100 GB) | Precise (20 GB) | Documents (~ 360 GB) | ...
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Grub wont load. cant boot either OS

I'll start by saying I'm not the very tech savvy, so I'll really need help with this! Problem: I cannot load either my Ubuntu OS OR my Windows 8. when i start my computer, a few lines run saying ...
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Want to repair Grub [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 installed on my system. The main boot manager is grub, also the ubuntu and windows are installed in separate partitions. I want to install windows 7 back in place of ...
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Remove the additional entries in grub [duplicate]

I was trying to get a dual-boot set up with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04. After installing Ubuntu, it wouldn't let me go back into Windows 8. So I ran boot-repair and it fixed it self. Now I have all ...
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UEFI mode problem with windows 8 on sony vaio

This is Manorath. I tried all the options explained in the help page regarding uefi mode when I boot my sony vaio which already contain windows 8 in uefi mode when I am using the ubuntu cd as my first ...
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Bootloader help [duplicate]

I am new to Linux. I am sure if I searched enough I could figure this out but, I keep running into the same issue. I have just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I unfortunately have only one ...
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can i install kubuntu desktop on ubuntu with windows 8 dual boot?

I have set up dual boot w8 and ubuntu 13.04 and i'd like to try kde. What steps should i take to install it and also i would like to know if i'll be able to choose kde from login menu (currently i ...
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Windows 8 doesn't boot after installing Ubuntu (UEFI)

I installed Ubuntu with my UEFI installation of Windows 8 (with windows 7 boot-loader because I don't know how to recover it), and after grub installed, I was no longer able to boot Windows 8. I tried ...
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How to edit GRUB file at /etc/default/

I was trying to edit GRUB file at /etc/default/ for fixing the brightness issue. But I am unable to do that as there is no option to save GRUB file after edit. This may be due to some permission ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and then dual booted it with Windows. Now, when I boot into my system, the selection menu does not come up. Instead, it directly boots into Windows. Is there any way to have ...
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burg error after removing entries

Hi I installed burg lately using commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes sudo burg-install /dev/hda sudo update-burg and later ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8: Windows doesn't boot

I have installed Ubuntu with dual boot to a preinstalled windows 8 on a Lenovo E-135. I disabled fast start in windows 8 before installation and shrank the partition to give place for Ubuntu. All went ...
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What have I to do to change from BIOS to (U)EFI after installation?

I have here a new bought laptop. It's the first device with (U)EFI I was working with. At first I did not get the installation running, so I switched back to BIOS legacy mode and installed ubuntu in ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - Black screen with unresponsive cursor [closed]

Few days ago I installed ubuntu 13.04 on a new machine without big issues. Today, after the boot, I have this situation: grub correctly loaded and normal boot normal purple screen with red dots ...
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One O/S, 2 Machines

quick question, Is it possible to share my Installation on my SSD between my main PC, and my laptop for when i go away, that way everything I need is still there, and dont have to worry about syncing ...
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second Operating system on ssd doesnt seem on grub menu

I have ssd and a hdd I installed ubuntu on hdd , after this fedora on ssd however on grub menu only ubuntu appears. I am uploading the text file of boot info script please help . Boot Info Script ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 7 but it loads straight into Ubuntu

As you can already tell, I am a Ubuntu newbie...trying to make the big switch from Windows to Linux. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a partition aside from Windows. I was waiting for a prompt to ask me ...
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No operating system will boot after attempting to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 on a Lenovo T530

I've had to retry this a million times, and it's doing my head in. Please help me. I resized my partitions from within Windows 8, and disabled everything I was supposed to, I installed 13.04 from a ...
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updating ubuntu while dual booting win8

ive had great help from u guys and you guys are doing a gr8 job ..thanks for that i had a small doubt , i have a laptop that comes with win8 pre installed ,so the UEFI crap is there ... :( i have ...
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How can I make Ubuntu the default boot option on a newer laptop (UEFI)?

I have a HP Spectre XT that I installed Ubuntu on. I have turned "Secure Boot" off and turned on "Legacy Support" in the settings. This laptop has UEFI and it always boots to Windows 8 rather than the ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10

I can't boot into Windows 7 from GRUB, or can't boot into Linux from Windows 7 I have 2 HDD, on 1 I have Windows 7 and on other I have Linux. Both HDD are working properly. Help me to correct dual ...
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GRUB does not listlen to input devices (keyboard)

I've got Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I've never had any problems with anything related GRUB or the OSs (at least not something strange that I cannot fix). Well, GRUB went ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I want Windows 8 64bit (system-builders) and Ubuntu Linux 13.04 on different partitions on the same drive in my new self-built machine. I've previously been using only Ubuntu 12.04LTS and no once my ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 13 without risking damage to windows 8? [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13 on my laptop, which came with Windows 8. It also came with an empty partition, along with the three that windows 8 uses. I want to install Ubuntu on that partition. ...
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Updating Ubuntu to the latest

I've been using Ubuntu for quite some time now and I absolutely love it. I recently purchased a laptop (Dell Inspiron 15r 5521) which is supported by Ubuntu (I checked in the certified hardware list). ...
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Need to rescue ubuntu without mess

I usually play with OS and always use dual boot (win,ubuntu). So the grub problem is more obvious, At my first usage of Ubuntu I found it very difficult to restore grub. Live CD method always ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after hard reset. (GRUB issues) [duplicate]

I have a laptop with both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Windows crashed, and I have to get a repair disk for it, so in the meantime, I'm using Ubuntu, however when I went to boot Ubuntu I got ...
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Can I create a really Universal USB Drive? [closed]

I have looked and looked over this forum and multiple other forums about the correct way to do this and I have not found a solid answer yet. I am trying to create an all in one bootable tech USB ...
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Won't load Windows 8 from Grub 2.0(Ubuntu 13.04)

Just installed Dual-Boot Ubuntu 13.04 on my self-built Windows 8 Pro PC, and after the installation I restarted, and once I was prompted with Grub 2.0 I tried to boot off of windows 8, and a few ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu 13.04 after installing

I know that there is lots of people with the exact same problem, but I can't get an answer from another place (I've really been trying for hours), so here is my problem. I got Ubuntu 13.04 on my CD ...
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Wont load Windows 8 Pro from Grub 2.0(Ubuntu 13.04)

Just installed Dual-Boot Ubuntu 13.04 on my self-built Windows 8 Pro PC, and after the installation I restarted, and once I was prompted with Grub 2.0 I tried to boot off of windows 8, and a few ...
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Lenovo Y500 Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows 8: Stuck on Purple Screen

I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Lenovo y500 with nvidia geforce 750M using uefi. What I've done so far Regular install with Ubuntu disc. (through legacy) Boot repair (recommended) (through ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 Problem - Boots into Blank Black Screen

After upgrade my desktop system (asrock z77, intel i5, geforce gtx 650, 16 GB ram) can only boot to a black screen. I mean after the GRUB interface (kernel is 3.8.8-19-generic) and purple screen. I ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu UEFI! Can't load windows 8 anymore

I have a samsung laptop with windows 8 single language pre installed and since it was bugging so much I decided to dual boot with ubuntu following this guide : ...
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I have a special line in my Grub of Ubuntu 11.10 — Will it survive to 12 if I “do-version-upgrade?”

A problem with computers with Intel Sandy Bridge and Intel Celeron causes them to display only a black screen and a mouse cursor if RC6 is enabled (which it has been for all versions after 11.10). In ...
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Loading Grub2 from a different location?

Before I explain my issue, let me start by saying that I am relatively new with Ubuntu so please be patient with me ! I had a Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot system, and everything was running ...
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How can we restore If all kernel has removed by mistaken it has RAID10

how we can restore the server if we removed the all kernels, and I have the RAID 10. in this case I try to recover with live-cd but I am not able to mounting partition because I have RAID10 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & UEFI mode

On a new Dell XPS 8500, I tried to install a fresh xubuntu 12.04.2 with EFI enabled but it did not work: the 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install in /target/ As specified in ...
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Install Ubuntu on a second harddrive without messing with other drives or main Windows 7 bootloader?

Lets just say I have 3 hard drives: c: 500 gig windows 7 with win7 boot loader d: 1tb nothing on it (but I want a Linux os on it... Ubuntu, debian, fedora ect) g: 3tb random stuff I want Ubuntu and ...
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grub rescue > message on boot time [duplicate]

I have deleted all my partitions at the first for installing Windows 7 and Ubuntu in dual boot mode and Because of lowest knowledge at the time of installing Ubuntu I took the size of /home partition ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot, GRUB menu not showing

I have Windows 7 Home premium 64bit installed on my laptop, Now I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 from bootable flash but Ubuntu GRUB menu not showing. When I start my PC, after normal boot, ...
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Blackscreen after boot ubuntu 12.10

I have a dual boot (w7, ubuntu 12.10 ) laptop. Everything was OK since some weeks. Now I am unable to boot my ubuntu 99 times of a hundred. The process start with the bios settings and all, then grub ...
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Dual Boot - Grub2 not detecting Ubuntu Server (10.4, 64 bit) after installing Ubuntu Desktop (12.04)

Requirement I have a computer which runs Ubuntu 10.4.3 (64 bit server) installed over LVM and /boot filesystem and I wanted it to dual boot to Ubuntu 12.04 (desktop, 32 bit). Completed Successfully: ...