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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root.disk not found after grub update; maybe related to installing Ubuntu on second hard drive wubi

For a few years I have been using Wubi to install Ubuntu on my machine. I have two HDs on it. Windows resides on the first drive, and I've put Ubuntu on the second one. However a recent update to grub ...
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Impossible to update grub2 entries

I installed an Ubuntu Studio in one of the partitions that I had for using Gnome3. The Grub2 that was installed by the default Ubuntu Studio changed all the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file creating its own ...
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Fresh install won't boot throwing “error: end of disk”

I have a machine which is supposed to be a media server. I have tried to install Ubuntu (both alternate and regular i386). The installation (and boot to usb drive) went on fine, but after the install ...
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How can I force Ubuntu to boot on a stuck boot menu?

I have Ubuntu Server 11.04, but it is headless (no monitor). The only way I want to be able to access it is remotely via SSH. But, sometimes, say after a power loss, when the server restarts, it will ...
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Accidentaly removed ubuntu from GRUB. How do I get it back?

I used grub-customizer to remove some old entries, but I made a mistake and now there's only Windows left in GRUB. I tried booting into ubuntu through grub's command line but I don't know how to do ...
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Plymouth and GRUB do not show at all [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit as my only OS on my desktop computer, which used to only run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS until I had the time to upgrade it with a fresh install. It uses integrated NVIDIA graphics ...
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Cannot Restore GRUB (Ubuntu 11.04 + Win 7)

I'm trying to fix GRUB on my PC, but I'm running into serious issues doing so. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm completely crippled right now. Here is the sequence of events for this PC: ...
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Ubuntu not booting after removing linux partition

I know it's stupid now, after I checked the internet, but I just formatted a partition that I had installed GRUB to. Now, whenever I boot, I end up with ERROR 15 (which means "FILE NOT FOUND"). So, ...
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Why doesn't GRUB detect my Installation? [closed]

I just reinstalled GRUB on my computer but it does not detect my kubuntu partition (/dev/sda1 ). Only the memtest+ entry appears in GRUB menu. My grub menu version is 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu3. Please help ...
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What is recommeded file system for a grub partition?

What might be the recommendation file system for a grub partition, so that it will be accessed from most of linux or windows or osx systems.
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How do I add another distribution to grub2?

I've installed Gentoo in one of my hard disks. The whole hard disk is for that distro. I want a dual-boot in grub to start Ubuntu or Gentoo. Device Boot Start End Blocks Id ...
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Installing Ubuntu at my laptop (having windows 7 already - dual boot)

I want to install Ubuntu (11.04) at my laptop wich already has windows 7. The laptop has one HDD which came with 3 partitions.One hidden for the recovery(ASUS) the one as the partition for the ...
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Creating a dedicated grub partition before installing ubuntu

I have suffered from boot configuration a lot. If windows is installed above ubuntu, ubuntu doesn't boot. if ubuntu is installed above windows then windows goes away. Of course, reinstalling grub ...
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How to dual boot two different Linux distributions?

I am looking for a way to multiboot windows, lubuntu (natty), and arch linux. I know how I could set it up, but I want to know the right way. Right now each distro has their own grub install, and ...
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How do I safely change grub2 screen resolution?

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04 on a HP 550 Notebook. But grub2 isn't really fit in the best screen resolution that this Notebook can support (1280x800). How can I do this without using a ...
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Grub prompt after upgrade to 11.04

I realize that there are a lot of information on here/Google about this, but I think my problem is different. I upgraded 9.10 -> 10.04 -> 10.10 -> 11.04. 11.04 failed and I was stuck at the grub ...
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Alternative to grub

On my nettop (nvidia ion) grub takes ~2 min to load (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/443113). Can I use some alternative bootloader to work around this issue? How to set it up?
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Create Live CD / Remastersys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remaster Ubuntu How Can I create Live cd / Backup CD which can be use to install on another Computer. I have tried to do this with Remastersys and Ubuntu 11.04. ...
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Can't use my new Logitech K750 when booting (GRUB) in Ubuntu 11.04

Yes, My new Logitech K750 works allright when my OS (Ubuntu 11.04) is up. But there's only one thing: when booting and going into the GRUB2 bootloader, I can't select options by using the arrow ...
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How can I boot to and access my Windows 7 partition or reinstall Ubuntu?

I'm running a dual boot windows7/ubuntu box and I deleted my ubuntu partition from windows because I had a problem updating to ubuntu 11.04. When I boot my PC, I get an "error cannot find partition" ...
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Grub boot menu does not properly reflect default selection using Start-up Manager

After a ubuntu linux core update (2.6.38-8 to 2.6.38-10) a few days ago, I noticed my OS default selection in grub had changed. The previous core version was added to grub as a single option to be ...
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Get back geeky grub [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable the purple splash screen at boot? I installed Ubuntu Natty but I dont like the loader. The puprle screen gets on my nerves and I miss seeing all the ...
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How to Restore GRUB after installing Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) Hi installed W7 after Ubuntu 11.04, and it broke up my boot options, I followed this tutorial ...
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How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader?

How do I set the bootloader so that in my dualboot with Windows 7/Ubuntu 11.04, Windows start up as standard instead of Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu, then Windows 7 was installed, how to switch them?

Sorry if I asking old question. I had only ubuntu on my laptop, then I installed Windows 7 on other partition. I thought that I will be choosing OS when computer boots, but it always loads Windows 7 ...
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“signal out of range” when starting grub after server installation

I get “signal out of range” displayed on screen after boot up from fresh Ubuntu installation, if flashes grup in corner for half a sec then it goes to “No Input Signal”, anyone got a clue how to get ...
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How to always boot into a CLI environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? The title says it all really. I've got Xubuntu 11.04 working as a file server which I SSH into. 90% of the time it's headless and ...
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Why does grub store multiple kernels?

Is there some sort of best practice around removing them (when/how/why)? What is the point of keeping them around in the first place and why would you even put them in grub? I guess there is not a ...
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2.6.38-10 stops booting

11.04 natty narwhale (2.6.38-10) stop boot. After work with: gparted, palimpsest, mountmanager. sda: sda1 ntfs flag: boot Windows 7 mbr sda2 ntfs sda3 extended flag: lba (?) sda5 ntfs sda6 ext4 ...
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Grub command showing on system boot

I installed Windows on dual boot machine with Ubuntu, so I lost Ubuntu. I wanted to get that dual screen boot menu back so just followed this link ...
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Boot options menu disappeared

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu both installed on my machine, but for some reasons I re-installed Windows 7, and now when the system starts, I can't see GRUB menu, which normally appears asking using for ...
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Re-installing Grub2, getting error on grub-probe

When i was trying to reinstall grub for my ubuntu 10.04 from a 11.04 live cd, i was getting error as: grub-probe error: error: cannot find a drive for /media/Linux/boot/grub (is /dev mounted?) My ...
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How to restore GRUB without re-installing the OS?

A friend of mine has a Packard Bell laptop that came with Windows pre-installed. I installed Ubuntu on it and it works fine, but everytime she tried to boot Windows on it (fortunately rarely) it fails ...
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How to build a dynamic grub on a usb-drive?

I would like to setup GRUB on a USB where it detects automatically the available OS installations on the machine that it is plugged into... This could be useful if you messed up your default GRUB ...
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Switch from encrypted partition to unencrypted (Error: cryptsetup: evms_activate is not available)

I initially installed Ubuntu 11.04 with an encrypted file system (from the alternate install CD: Guided Partitioning, LVM encrypted). Now I wanted to change this setup to have my root file system on ...
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How to recover Ubuntu installed with Wubi with corrupted GRUB

I have ubuntu installed inside Windows 7 using Wubi. Yesterday, I tried installing Ubuntu using GRUB but it seem that GRUB was corrupted. To recover, I fixed the MBR using the Windows 7 CD. Now ...
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I installed on a WD Passport USB driver; how can I get grub to work correctly?

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, and installed Natty (32-bit, because it was recommended) soon after it came out. The installation process chose to put Natty onto an external USB hard drive, a 500 MB WD ...
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Grub only finding the first 26 drives

Installing grub2 fails on my system (10.4 64Bit) with: /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdaq1. Check your device.map. Checking device.map, it only lists hd0 to hd25 ...
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Cannot install grub due to “cannot stat `aufs'” error

i have installed these OSs in the order give below *Windows7 *Ubuntu 11.04 *Fedora 15 Before installation of Fedora 15 all was working fine. Ubuntu grub shows Windows and Ubuntu in the list. When ...
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grub-install from live CD (urgent)

I have removed mbr by mistake. Now I can't boot ubuntu, so I want to reinstall grub. I'm following this instructions. The problem is that I'm getting this error: grub-install ...
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How can I repair a new kernel version and omit the “Previous Linux versions” from GRUB?

A few days ago, I upgraded to a new kernel. Unfortunately, before the installation was finished, the computer froze and I had to restart it forcefully. Now, in GRUB, it shows the new kernel and below ...
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machine showing grub menu but won't boot [closed]

I have had my machine working fine for a a long time and it never displayed the grub menu while booting. Now when I turn it on, it shows the grub menu but when I select the first option it gives an ...
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How to change the purple background color in grub?

How to do this manually, not installing any tools?
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Kubuntu bootloader overwritten by windows bootloader. Cant choose to run Kubuntu anymore!

My laptop had Kubuntu installed earlier but then I made a new installation of windows 7 ultimate. Now I cannot choose to run Kubuntu anymore as its bootloader was overwritten. How can I configure my ...
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Installing multiple versions of Ubuntu

I want to set up a system for testing where I can boot into Ubuntu 8, 9, 10, and 11. What would be the best way to partition my drive to do this? Also easiest way to configure Grub2?
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Removed Kernel by mistake [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restore a system after accidentally removing all kernels? I was trying to remove some older versions of my kernel to decrease the GRUB menu size. And I removed ...
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How do I perform a command line install when the alternate cd boots to EFI and Grub2

I have a Lenovo x120e, and when I boot the alternate CD I get a grub2 bootloader. How do I select a command line install from the Grub2 bootloader? Is there a switch, option, or flag I can pass to ...
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Splash screen doesn't show on boot

Actually, that's slightly misleading, but titles ought to be simple. I have a splash screen: -For about two seconds during boot, right before the login screen appears. -During shutdown. During boot I ...
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Cannot get to Grub after addition of new Win7 drive and install of 11.04

The TL:DR on this is that I had a working dual-boot. I then added a new drive with Win7. Which works fine and serves most of my needs, but I cannot now get to Linux. I'd like to get to Linux ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 11.04 / Vista 32 with a RAID 0

I tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 several time using all the informations I could gather on the web. But I still fail to install it, and as my Vista partition contains very important informations I ...