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 to install Windows on my Ubuntu netbook from USB if BIOS does not support booting from USB?

I have a netbook running Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to put Windows 7 on it (which I have on USB). However, my BIOS doesn't have booting from USB as an option. It only has HDD, LAN and FDD. I ...
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Installing 12.04's boot loader on the partition boot record

I want to install ubuntu , without it touching my MBR. I plan to install ubuntu 12.04 on a particular ext3 partition and grub on the PBR of that partition. From this page: ...
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GRUB unable to install. Installation fail

While installing ubuntu 12.04 from http://www.ubuntu.com/ mention site .after selecting packages i am facing GRUB installation fail and cannot be boot.
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after installation

I just installed the latest version of Ubuntu next to my Windows 7 system. After I restarted my computer, it started Windows 7. I looked under Computer if I can start Ubuntu under Windows 7, but it ...
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How to set up dual boot?

I used the USB installer to create a bootable USB pendrive from the Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 iso image. I followed the basic installation and got Ubuntu on my laptop, alongside with Windows 7, which came ...
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How to exit GRUB rescue prompt without live CD?

I have had Ubuntu 12.04 x86 (32-bit) for a while now and decided to erase it and reinstall it just to clear some memory and start over. I have performed this operation before and it worked fine, but ...
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Fix grub.cfg to boot ubuntu

I screwed up the grub.cfg file in ubuntu and now i cant boot to that partition. What do i need to put in the file to be able to boot from that partition?
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I Lost My Boot Selection menu Screen

I recently had a problem I have both Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my laptop side-by-side. When I boot up my computer I am shown a boot screen to choose between Ubuntu and Windows. Then I formatted the ...
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Add console/text booting mode to grub menu

I want to have text booting mode option on grub menu screen. How do I create this menu entry?
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Grub2 detecting two Windows 7 (loader) entries

This is the first question I have ever asked the Ubuntu Community. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, but I understand the basics and know how to navigate the Terminal. I also know how to search the existing ...
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How can I get GRUB to appear after installing Ubuntu with Windows 7 using a LiveUSB?

I booted Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a LiveUSB, and then selected the option to Install Ubuntu to my hard drive. I allowed the installer to partition it, giving Ubuntu 50GB and leaving Windows 7 with 200GB. ...
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Why does installing Grub2 give an “ISO9660: filesystem destruction…” warning?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer, but at the end of the installation it gave me an error and it didn't install grub2. Now I'm trying to install it using the live cd: This is my sudo fdisk ...
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How to dual boot with Windows 7 on an Ubuntu-only system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? Well basically, I have a 500GB hard drive with Ubuntu 12.04 installed (Only OS at the moment). I plan to ...
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GRUB disappeared after recent Ubuntu 12/Win7 install?

I recently installed Win7 and Ubuntu 12 on a new build. Installed windows first, as recommended, and then Ubuntu on the remaining unused drive space. Everything was working fine, grub allowed me to ...
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new 12.04 install grub hangs on first boot [duplicate]

On a new computer build, I installed 12.04 Desktop 64bit from a usb stick. When I rebooted, it hangs. It writes "Grub" on the upper left and then nothing else. The bios setup program has boot options ...
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How do I skip the Grub menu on a dual-boot system? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed and dual booting via Grub2. 99/100 times I will boot into Ubuntu. I want to speed up my time for booting into Ubuntu and really the Grub2 prompt is the part ...
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Updates fail due to “/etc/default/grub: splash”: not found” error

I upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 LTS immediately after its release (april 2012). Since then updates (new kernels and others) succeeded regularly, but recently, suddenly, updates fail consistently. ...
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How do I upgrade to the latest Grub 2.00?

According to this link, GRUB 2.00 has just been released. How can one upgrade to this?
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Install Ubuntu from iso file using grub2

I have previous versions of Ubuntu, which includes grub2. I see on the Internet that, grub2 can boot from iso file, So, I booted Ubuntu from iso file, But whenever I tried to install, it gives an ...
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Failure to Boot Windows 7 after Ubuntu install

My computer is a (brand new) PC notebook, without a CD drive running Windows 7. I followed this page to install from USB: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStickQuick The ...
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How do I bypass the purple screen to install my graphics drivers?

Having identified a problem of lack of b43 graphics drivers which prevent me from getting beyond a purple screen I've been advised what commands to use to fix this. But I don't know how to access the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation terminated due to fatal error

I am trying to do this since along time now, I have windows 7 on my hdd but the boot loader seems to not work since I had already tried installing ubuntu once. how do I get the boot menu back? also, I ...
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How to set default boot kernel in Ubuntu / Grub? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the grub boot order? I wish to set my installation of ubuntu server 11.10 to automatically boot into linux kernel 2.6. The way I navigate to this option ...
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Grub is not presenting kernel 3.2 as an option

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. This morning after a long-overdue reboot for a long-pending kernel update, I discovered that I could no longer start up any VirtualBox machines; long story short, this lead ...
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Grub rescue-error: unknown filesystem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem i have installed ubuntu inside windows and then afterwords i installed fedora 16...all time during start up its show os selection ...
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Grub error 17 and 18 - grub rescue - how to boot again?

I've read several similar grub error questions and answers, researched on Google (a lot), but still have not found a solution to my problem. I have an "old" notebook where I've installed Windows XP ...
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Boot stuck at violet postgrub [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? New Ubuntu 12.10+gnome-shell fails on Boot on my Asus-Board, AMD Proc and RADEON HD57xx ...
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Why does Eclipse keep crashing and dpkg erroring out?

I am getting the error: E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) This happened while I was trying to upgrade my PC. I use Eclipse and it keeps on crashing. Please help. Here's the ...
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How do I change the number of kernels that stay on boot menu?

I'm having an issue with the current kernel and was recommended to install the newest mainline kernel. However, with only two kernel boot options (3.2.0-24 and 3.2.0-25) I'm afraid I'll lose the ...
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I messed up grub ubuntu 12.04

I was playing around with super boot manager and it's pretty gui features, and ended up messing up everything. I had it working really well before I started messing with super boot manager. Previous ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Card boot issue

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 because Gimp wouldn't install on 11.10. Said some conditions were not fulfilled. I upgraded and the graphics went for a toss. I was told by a friend to install the OpenGL ...
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Grub in rescue mode after (failed) upgrade to 12.04

I am an 81 year old pretty much newbie. I decided to upgrade my netbook to 12.04 from a USB and got an error message: "the symbol 'grub_xputs' not found" and a grub rescue prompt. My eee 901 has a ...
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General rules for converting grub entries to grub 2?

I would like to change an entry for a solution to boot from CD from legacy grub (looks like title bla bla bla) to an entry to a format compatible to grub 2 (the one that looks like menuentry "bla bla ...
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error : hd0 out of disk grub rescue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fresh install won't boot, error: end of disk My laptop Asus eee pc 1001 PX fell down and cannot boot anymore. I was on ubuntu 12.04. Here is what happen on start up ...
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Dell M4600 with nVidia Quadro 2000M hangs on boot when external monitor is connected

I have a problem with my fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell M4600: nVidia quadro 2000M i7-2860 16GB ram 128GB SSD Dell/Samsung 750GB HDD IPS RGB laptop display When it is connected via ...
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UbuntuStudio 12.04 does not boot after install - no “intrd” image

After installing Ubuntu Studio 12.04 from DVD onto the fourth hard disk, it fails to boot, even when explicitly choosing the fourth hard disk as the boot device. I have SUSE 11.2 on the first 2 SCSI ...
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No boot option after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Acer Aspire 4736z with Live CD

I am facing a problem. After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Live CD, at the reboot there is no boot option to choose the OS. I directly get logged into my Windows 7. Before that i was having an ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu, though installation was successful

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP Pavilion H8-1228 computer via USB flash drive. Installation was a success. My computer still starts Windows, but there is no way to boot to Ubuntu. I tried hitting ...
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System will not boot without USB thumb drive inserted

I've had this issue before when trying out Linux Mint, but I was unable to get any assistance. I was then lead to believe that it was a problem related to Mint, and not grub. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Triple boot vista xp ubuntu

My partition table is pretty messed up from install/uninstall os and what I want to do now is to clear that and have vista/xp/ubuntu 12.04 on the same hard drive. I have create a new partition for xp ...
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Why did Windows XP disappear from the menu on my triple-boot system?

I have Windows XP installed, followed by Mint 12 and finally Ubuntu 12.04. I did a sudo grub-install /dev/sda followed by sudo update-grub. On rebooting all was fine and the boot menu had Ubuntu ...
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After installing Wubi to a different drive than Windows, why is my bootloader gone?

I used the windows installer of ubuntu 12.04 to download and install Ubuntu. I remember installing Ubuntu in different drive than that which contains Windows-7, it asked me to restart and when I did, ...
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Update GRUB to reflect changed partition location

I currently have 3 partitions: Windows, Ubuntu, and swap. I want to move my windows partition by about 20GB. When I try to do this in GParted, it tells me that this will mess up GRUB, and that there ...
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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 from external eSATA disk

This is my system topology: Disk #1 (SATA Internal) C: D: (Windows 7 Ultimate) Disk #2 (SATA Internal) E: (Windows Backup) Disk #3 (eSATA External) H: I: (Other windows ...
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Replacing the login screen

I removed the login screen from ubuntu because it was the wrong one... but instead of reverting back to the default screen, it just goes blank after the boot! What do I do now? I'm almost certain I ...
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VFS: Cannot open root device [UUID] or unknown-block(0,0) / Kernel panic not syncinc VFS

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 x86-64 in Virtual Box. While shutting down the last time the system ran normally, it seemed to have hung up, so I just killed the system. When I wanted to boot it again, ...
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have lost grub been overwitten by w7 recovery

accidently I chose recovery of windows in my grub menu and it promptly overwote now I dont have any boot at all. I have tried various methods with no success for example as below but when I get to ...
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Grub Stuck after install [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 running initially -- however, because a million people are complaining that the Alienware M17 from a few years back running Radeo HD3870 x2 are getting BSOD's left and right, I decided ...
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Acer Aspire Backlight Problem

I have the same problem as found on this link Screen turns black after booting, backlight only works in recovery mode on an Acer Aspire 5736z I've never used any Linux before so if someone could ...
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Accidently installed grub to usb

While doing a fresh ubuntu install (dual boot with XP using resize), I somehow managed to install grub to the source usb instead of to the harddrive. Normal harddrive boot goes straight to XP. Booting ...