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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Problem Dual Booting Ubuntu with Windows 8

So I got a new laptop an Asus Q501L and I went to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. I had problems booting to the LiveUSB but managed to work around the bios I ran the Boot Repair using the ...
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Display only working on Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu alongside Windows, and now nothing is working right. When I turn on the machine, the display appears blank until the login screen appears. No OS selection menu (which I had), ...
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install Ubuntu on a Mac book single boot

I have a Mac Book (2006) 2 gb ram 2.2 GHz processor core 2 duo (intel-based processor) 80 GB hdd loaded with Windows 7 x86 only (single boot) - I've deleted the Mac X OS completely before and I don'...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 -32bit Failed to install grub-efi to /target/

I made a live USB using a 12.04.3-32 bit ISO and trying to install it on Intel baytrail,EFI based hardware.During installation i get an error "Failed to install grub-efi to /target/.without the GRUB ...
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Grub problem after upgrading Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 along Win7. I have tried to upgrade Ubuntu via Synaptic. After upgrade, Grub screen does not have Ubuntu in its List. You can see shot in below : Please tell me what am i ...
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I've just installed Ubuntu from my memory stick, but it's not on my computer?

I recently installed Ubuntu using partitioning. Im using Windows 8 64-bit and I was following a Youtube tutorial. The installation worked great, but when after it prompted me to restart the computer, ...
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What are Different Bootloaders Available for Ubuntu? [closed]

We are familiar with GRUB2 which is the next generation of the GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB). It is the default bootloader since 9.10 (Karmic Koala). It would be good to know about what are other ...
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Roccat Isku FX Multicolor - Color change

I want to buy a Roccat Isku FX Multicolor as replacement for my G15. Will the color be saved after configuration (Windows Software)? After changing the color to green or to orange, will the same ...
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Unreadable GRUB menu in a Nvidia Geforce Lenovo Ideapad Z500

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.03 LTS on my Lenovo Ideapad Z500 dual-boot with Windows 8. When I start the PC if I want to start Ubuntu I have to enter the BIOS and select it from the list of the operative ...
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Is it possible to boot without adding `pci=nomsi` or `acpi=off` to the grub command line?

I have an ASUS X64SL laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 CPU. When I want to boot with Linux I have to add to the grub command line either pci=nomsi or acpi=off. Is there another way to boot without ...
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How to get info on my current GRUB / boot configuration?

First some background: I have dual-boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu 13.04 on Lenovo laptop. As I did the installation about 1.5 years ago and was then even more un-savvy linux user than I am now, I can't ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on external drive not getting detected by Windows 8 laptop

I have a laptop with Windows 8 installed and an external hard disk with Ubuntu 13.04 installed which I connect through USB. I have installed grub on my external hard drive. Previously I was able to ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu,Should I remove FAT32 partition

My partitions are as follows: 900 MB FAT32 (contains .bat,kernel.sys,bootmgr,bootsect.bak,fdosboot.bin ... etc. files) 70 GB NTFS (Windows 7) (also contains bootmgr,kernel.sys,bootsect.bak after ...
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ubuntu 12.04 boot once every two/three times [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 in an Asus 8gbram i7 sharing drive with windows 7. tried many options as setnomode, ro, ro quiet, deleting msdos6 and replacing it with6 at set root=(hd0,6) was appearing as ...
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Wiping my Hard Drive and dualbooting Ubuntu 13

I've searched far and wide, but still haven't found a way to do what I want; I want to set up a GNU GRUB dualboot with windows 7 and ubuntu 13. As of now, I am running a; Alienware M15X Purchased ...
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Ubuntu not booting as a result of choosing the third option in wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows.I have created a live-usb and in windows 7 , in wubi I choose the third option , that is helping me with ubuntu boot. When I restarted my pc, It ...
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GRUB problem in 13.04

i have installed ubuntu 12.04 in lenovo G580 laptop. after installed successfully restarted my laptop. "grub not found" massage appeared when ever pressed power button. i reinstated again and ...
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GRUB / Boot Manager, Boot 2 Wubi

I am in the process of setting up a WUBI Installation that I will store on my computers I use. But instead of booting to the WUBI installation via the windows boot manager I want to be able to use a ...
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Why do disk names change at boot

Previously, all of my disk partitions where called /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, ... My network stopped working (couldn't ping out), and after a sudo ifdown eth0 and sudo ifup eth0, my desktop went away and ...
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Recover Files From GUIless Ubuntu

I've installed my computer Ubuntu 12.04 and i've customized a bit. I've disable gui via editing /etc/default/grub Change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash” to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”...
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I've changed GRUB_DEFAULT value from 0 to 1 and it made ubuntu boot to the recovery mode

Since then I Ubuntu can't start. Even after I go to "resume" in the recovery mode, it keeps leaving me a black screen. Another thing, when booting, Ubuntu shows something like "error NTFS preset"
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Why does Ubuntu not lock ATA-Password protected disc on reboot?

I am on a Acer Timeline X 4830TG Laptop. Currently using Ubuntu 13.04. I do use 2 HDDs instead of the DVD-ROM drive. I can set ATA passwords within bios for both drives (which I have done). If I cold-...
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Please help identify on which partition I have ubuntu installed

I need to reinstall my GRUB since I cannot boot windows 8 anymore (something happened with my installation of Ubuntu). I want to follow this advice - Boot error > no such device: grub rescue in ...
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I can't access the system: Error: “unknown filesystem. grub rescue”

i'm a fresh ubuntu user and I've installed a double boot with Wind 8 and Ubuntu 13.04, but since yesterday I'm receiving an error showing: error: unknown filesystem grub rescue> The fact is ...
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Cant access BIOS or Windows after Ubuntu install [duplicate]

I have 2 drives in my laptop (Samsung NP530U4C), a 120GB SSD and a 25GB mSATA SSD. I have Windows 7 on the 120GB drive and after installing Ubuntu 12.04 on the mSATA I cant access Windows or get into ...
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Dual booting windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 13.04 after installing Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 13.04 PC. Now, using gparted I have partitioned an ntfs file system to install Windows 7. But it seems that Windows 7 did not install any of the partition stating the selected ...
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How to disable high-res Grub2 and Linux Console?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (32 bit server) on an embedded computer that uses the Intel N2800 CPU and chipset. I know there is no video driver for this chipset, but I don't care because ...
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Cannot find Windows 8 option in GRUB menu after installing 13.04

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 in a separate partition of my hard drive which also has Windows 8 in another partition. The problem is, GRUB menu is not showing windows 8 OS to boot into. So if I want ...
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Zenbook UX31a, install complete but can´t boot into Linux [duplicate]

first, i wanna make clear that i am not talking about the installation problem, every Zenbook-User seems to have. My Zenbook came with Win7 preinstalled but i upgraded it to Win 8 (which i dont really ...
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Where should I install grub?

I formatted my laptop due to messing up GRUB and MBR. And I don't want that to happen again, so... Where is the correct partition that I should install GRUB? My partitions are System Reserved (/dev/...
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Dual boot windows 8 & ubuntu

I have 3 partitions with windows 8 installed in the first one then i installed Ubuntu in the second one. By the end of the installation, my PC reboot on Ubuntu and doesn't show Windows8. So I run boot ...
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Can I install a dualboot and start the windows boot from linux terminal? [duplicate]

So I've been having fun so far with my new linux installation. For some programs I need to run for school I need to install a dualboot for windows, but I don't like the grub loader where you need to ...
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Grub error: unknown file system, grub rescue

I get the grub error unknown file system, grub rescue after I deleted my VISTA partition and allocated some unused space to make it bigger. For some reason, I am unable to boot from my Ubuntu 12 live ...
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Got error 'GRUB installation failed' while installing ubuntu 12.04 lts on windows 8

I have Sony vaio with Windows-8. I also want Ubuntu 12.04 as my second OS. I created 50GB root partition and 4GB swap-area partition. But after some time(about 2 minute) while installation I got error:...
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Trying to load 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 from a live USB. Get the message 'boot error', then skips my USB and boots from my hard drive

So I can't get Grub to load. The computer POSTs as normal, then tries to boot from the USB. I get the error message. Computer won't move from there unless you press a key. I've also tried version 13....
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After successful install of 12.04 on Win7 system, boots to grub cmd line

I have installed 12.04 x64 on a second hard drive in a system which already has Win7 installed on the first drive. When the installation process completed, I was prompted for a restart. I restarted ...
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Booting Windows 8 using Grub Command

I am Using Both Ubuntu and Windows 8 on my laptop. I want to hide the Windows Menu title from the grub-menu and boot it through the grub command. After i get into Grub after pressing C and typing ...
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Triple-boot - Ubuntu/Windows showing up but not Red Hat

I installed triple boot Windows 7, Red Hat 5.5, and Ubuntu, but it's not showing Red Hat. It only shows Windows 7 and Ubuntu at booting time. Can you please hep me out? Thank you.
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Automate Ubuntu install with WDS

How to write Grub to deploy Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I have a working WDS with the ability to install Windows images as well as Centos\Fedora\and GParted without fail. Even has a nice Grub with Sub ...
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Configuring grub-pc for Upgrade

I was upgrading my Ubuntu and the upgrade stopped with the following message. The GRUB boot loader was previously installed to a disk that is no longer present, or whose unique identifier has ...
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How to resolve bootloader problem in Ubuntu 13.04?

Yesterday, I did something that damaged the bootloader of my Ubuntu 13.04. Then I had to install Lubuntu 13.04, and I'm now using the Grub of Lubuntu. The problem is in the opening screen Ubuntu gives ...
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In what disk is GRUB located?

I would like to know, since i'm planning on recreating my partitions to fix some problems, but i would like to really make sure that GRUB deletes along with my partitions, if someone knows where the ...
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Boot multiple extracted ISOs from USB

All, (again) I am trying to make a live USB for multiple linux CDs. I have made a folder named "linux" on the root of the USB and in it is folders for: Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 "ubuntu1304" Ubuntu ...
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Forced to boot into Windows 7`

Just posted 1 there trying to get a Ubuntu and Windows dual boot working. I have installed like I was advised but now no matter which HDD I chose to boot from it always loads up windows, and GRUB ...
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GRUB installation Windows and Ubuntu 13.04

I have two hard drives, one with no partitions and Windows 7 installed on it(ssd): /dev/sda And the second is for Ubuntu 13.04 (hdd), and is partitioned for: /dev/sdb1 / /dev/sdb2 /home /dev/sdb3 ...
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Windows 8 integration into GRUB [duplicate]

I would like to integrate Windows 8 integrate into grub without its loader. Can I do this? If yes, how? Loader loads slowly.
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no usb boot after installed ubuntu 12.04

I installed ubuntu 12.04 server on a Samsung net book "NP-N100S-E02 from a usb stick the first time I booted this netbook after purchased it, now I can't find usb boot options in the Bios setup. ...
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Uninstall Linux OS's with GRUB

Is there a way to uninstall my 3 Linux OS's: Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Pear OS (Pear OS's Partition somehow got formatted, just the partition, not the OS) With GRUB so I can install everything freshly? I ...
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Did Windows Finally outsmart Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Did Windows8 Finally achieve it's life long ambition of locking out Ubuntu from hardware??? In September 2013 my shiny new DEL XPS 15Z was delivered with Windows8 Pre installed. With the new Secure ...
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Boot-repair Boot Info

While installing freeBSD alongside Ubuntu installation on hdd, system boots grub shell and resign to boot grub menu further. Boor-Repair reported errors, please look at me boot info http://paste....