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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 do I resolve a GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” error?

I am stuck with a rather irritating problem I ran into after installing 11.10 on my macbook pro 5,5. I did a clean install efi booting into the setup using the desktop cd. Upon the first reboot I was ...
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GRUB menu empty

When I access GRUB at boot I don't see any entry listed. I can see I'm in GRUB because some Debian Grub menu splashdown in the background is displayed. But no entry is listed and nothing happens if I ...
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Grub Menu doesn't appear when pressing SHIFT

I'd like to access my Grub Menu at boot by pressing SHIFT. After I press SHIFT I see a message saying "Grub loading.." but then no menu appears and the computer keeps booting normally into my Ubuntu ...
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Disable Computer from booting into gnome

I have a laptop running Ubuntu Server. I installed Ubuntu Desktop onto it by running sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop. Now, by default, the computer boots into gnome. What can I do to make it boot ...
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32 and 64 bit on one live USB stick

I have successfully created a bootable Live USB stick on an 8Gb drive with either the 32 and 64 bit version of 11.10 but not bother at the same time. I would like to put them both on the same stick ...
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Where has grub's chain.c32 gone? I can only find chain.mod [closed]

I am trying to set up a chainload from my Arch's syslinux bootloader - but I can't find chain.c32 under /boot/grub in my Ubuntu installation. All I can find is chain.mod, so I thought I'd try using ...
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grub “unknown filesystem” error on boot

When booting via grub I get the following error: error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> ls (hd0) (hd0,msdos7) (hd0,msdos6) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos1) (fd0) grub resuce> set ...
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Can Grub error messages be hidden, as Ubuntu continues to load regardless?

can Grub 'error' messages that appear over the blue splash-screen be made to be hidden, as Grub continues through to load Ubuntu without any problems, and there are no effects within the desktop ...
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Can no longer boot into Windows 7

I have a laptop on which I had Windows 7 installed on. Later I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a new partition (sda7). Somehow it magically moved to sda6 and the grub loader freaked out. Then I booted ...
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Hide Grub menu and keystroke to reveal

How do you have the grub appear on a key combination, but have windows boot default. I'm running ubuntu 11.10 and grub 2.0. Here is my current /etc/default/grub # If you change this file, run ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu from Grub prompt?

I know there is a lot of documentation about Grub and grub2 here and around the internet, but nothing seems to solve my problem. I upgrade from ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 during its beta stage, and ...
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“Unknown filesystem” error and grub rescue prompt on boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside Windows 7. When I restarted my pc it showed unknown file system and grub> . I googled it and ...
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How do I boot into console mode? [duplicate]

In previous versions of Ubuntu I could get the computer to boot into console mode by setting the variable GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT to "text" in the file /etc/default/grub and run sudo update-grub. ...
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boot menu kernel header update [closed]

i recently updated my ubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10 today, in this i know that it is with kernel 3.0 now after installation when i rebooted my system.i had the same old kernel 2.6.38.8... so i dig in to ...
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Expected a dual boot system with Windows Vista, but it only boots Ubuntu

I told my friend that I would create a dual boot system with his Windows Vista and not screw it up. It only boots to Ubuntu with no boot menu. At least it kept the compressed Windows partition. How do ...
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Editing the default boot item in grub menu, a definitive answer?

Each time I've tried to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows I always have difficulty with the same thing... editing the default option on the grub boot loader. I'm now running 11.10 and have run into the ...
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Dual boot Windows8 and Ubuntu10.10 using 2 separate hard drives?

Is it not possible to point Grub2 at a Windows8 install at this time? I have Win8 on the first hard drive and ubuntu10.10b64 on the second. I use the bios to switch OS at boot time. I have tried a ...
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Why there is no password to root under Recovery Mode?

I am trying to understand this situation... Today I got a problem with de sudoers file since I modified and got problem whit this modification. So the only way to solve the problem was to modify the ...
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Speed up booting time without losing choosing capability in grub

to speed up my boot time, I would like to get rid of the grub timing, but I would like to still be able to choose between different OS. Is there a way to do so? I was thinking to tweak something so ...
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Is there a way to save the output of vbeinfo?

I'm trying to correct some GRUB2 and Plymouth display problems in 11.10 as part of an ongoing saga. I'm going to run the vbeinfo command to check supported display modes, but unfortunately from what I ...
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How can I enable video-driver accelerated resolution to grub2 menu?

How can I enable driver accelerated resolution to grub2? After installing proprietary NVIDIA driver my splash-screen resolution is changed to some lower value. Typing vbeinfo at grub2 command shell ...
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Grub doesn't show up [closed]

Just installed Ubuntu as my only OS: /dev/sda1 is my /boot /dev/sda2 is a swap /dev/sda3 is / /dev/sda4 is /home When I reboot after installation Grub doesn't show up at all. The screen 'blinks' ...
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How do I install on a Dell Inspirion 1501? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a kernel boot parameter? I believe I need to add pci=nomsi but I don't know what to edit to get my computer to boot Ubuntu.
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Who changed my GRUB theme to Debian?

during these days I've upgraded from Natty to Oneiric and I've also installed the Gnome shell, just to give it a try. I noticed this morning that GRUB theme is showing a Debian logo and I didn't ...
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Boot problem in dual-boot iMac

I know there are too many booting problem posts in geek forums, but none of them could help me so i decided to ask here. I have been using my iMac with Ubuntu 10.04 for almost 1 year. It was perfect ...
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After installing Ubuntu 11.10, laptop just restart to POST or go to Internal Shell

Ok, i have been using Ubuntu since 8.04 on my old laptop, but some months ago i got a new one and since that day i'm having some bad times. First lemme describe it. It's a CCE (brazilian brand) ...
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How can I get some nice eye candy themes for Grub?

Grub is well Grub. How do I pimp it a bit with some nice themes?
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Does StartUp-Manager work in 11.10?

Does StartUp-Manager work with Ubuntu 11.10 64bit?
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How to force grub to boot only the 1st OS?

Good evening, I'm running the lastest ubuntu server edition (i like the: apt-get update/upgrade ; command... a lot) and i need grub to boot only the 1st Ubuntu Server Image (every time). The grub ...
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Do I need to add a boot parameter to work around this kernel power bug on a Sony Vaio VPC-EH1S0E?

If i with dmesg | grep -i aspm have this: [ 0.503709] ACPI FADT declares the system doesn't support PCIe ASPM, so disable it [ 0.673564] ACPI _OSC control for PCIe not granted, disabling ...
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Just Installed a CLI system then ubuntu-desktop, does not boot automatically

I installed a CLI system with Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Alternate CD. Then installed Ubuntu Desktop (--no-install-recommends). After a restart, it hangs at the below screen Whats wrong? Btw: I notice a ...
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How to remove Wubi, without causing boot issues?

I have Windows 7 as my main host OS, and then i installed Wubi Ubuntu 11.04. Later to this i installed a partition Ubuntu 11.10 ( beta 2). So altogether i have Windows 7, 11.04 (Wubi) 11.10 beta 2 ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 and fedora 14 grub conflict

I tried to triple boot Windows xp, Fedora 14 and Ubuntu 10.04. I first installed Windows xp, then fedora followed by Ubuntu. The problem is that i don't get option to boot Ubuntu while Xp boots ...
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Can no longer boot with rEFIt and Grub on early 2006 MacBook Pro

I don't know what happened to cause this. I have Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and Windows XP SP3 on my early 2006 MacBook Pro. It is a Core Duo unit, NOT Core 2 Duo, so it is 32-bit ...
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Problem with grub to dual-boot in raid system

I've got two HDs in a raid system and Windows 7 installed in a partition. When I try to install Ubuntu in the other partition, the installer says the bootloader can't be installed. I've mounted ...
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Shutdown gets stuck [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04, with unity. It's an "inside windows" installation using Wubi, and I've installed on an external USB-HDD. More and more now, my computer does not shut down properly. It gets ...
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How to recover grub2?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 and then after that, I upgraded my Lubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. The grub2 initiated through the installation overwrote the grub written by Ubuntu. After that, I can't find any boot ...
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GRLDR missing error at startup [closed]

When I start Ubuntu10.10 which is installed in parallel to windows7 it shows an error Cannot find GRLDR. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart. How can I fix it and recover my data as I'd installed various ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 after installing 11.10

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 beta2 along with windows 7 but after installation I am not getting the boot menu and I straight away boot into Ubuntu. kindly help..!!!
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Dual monitor setup can cause boot problem?

I have a two monitor setup, one 22" (1680x1050 res., 16:10) and another 19" (1280x1024 res. 5:4). I've installed ubuntu 11.10 beta2 x86, and the installation worked fine, the system boot was ...
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“/etc/grub.d/README: 6: Syntax error: ”(“ unexpected” while upgrading grub package

I am facing a problem while installing any program. I get an error of Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1). Following is log of the output of apt-get -f install. Any idea what's wrong ...
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Installation fails with “error: No such disk”

I installed ubuntu 11.04 with the CD. My computer already has windows 7, and I want to install Ubuntu, the installation process takes place normally, I used to be ubuntu, but when my windows 7 to ...
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Default kernel is missing from grub 1 menu

I have Ubuntu 11.04 dual boot with xp. I have upgraded to natty from ubuntu 10.11 by using command do-release-upgrade some months ago. The update manager asked for some updations included the ...
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How can I choose which OS grub will reboot me into—before I reboot? [duplicate]

LILO had a simple feature that allowed one to select the boot menu entry that should be used on the next reboot while in Linux, thus one could select the OS to be booted into on shutdown and didn't ...
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Ubuntu won't boot, only displays GRUB terminal

I have a problem with Ubuntu 11.04. I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 from Windows, it worked fine for days, but today it won't boot. When I start the machine, GRUB loads. There is the Windows 7 loader, I ...
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why is Grub not loading after Installing 11.10 Beta2 after windows 7?

I'm on a new machine, single sata drive. Installed Windows 7. Installed 11.10 beta 2, twice: First with a separate home partition. Grub didn't load and boot was right to win7 Second I blew away ...
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Removing test OS and effects on GRUB

I already dual-boot my laptop with a Windows 7 and an Ubuntu 10.10 partition. Since this is both a development and experimenting system, I made a small 15 GB partition for the purpose of trying out ...
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Booting Ubuntu with GRUB2: how to add boot entry to GRUB2?

Last night, I decided to take the plunge, and install Ubuntu as complimentary part to my dual boot system (with Windows 7). Unfortunately, the entire process has been a struggle uphill, namely with ...
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After apt-get autoremove: Missing Operating System

after a sudo apt-get upgrade I was told that some packages could be safely removed. I guess these were old kernels, so I did sudo apt-get autoremove but now the system won't start anymore and just ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 11.04 and fedora 15

I want make dual boot with feodra 15 and ubuntu 11.04 for testing features,please guide me the same. i had done dual boot with windows and linux but not linux linux.