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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Cannot boot Windows after deleting Ubuntu partition and cannot boot from CD also.

I have the problem of having the unknown filesystem: rescue grub screen come up. I recently deleted the partition of my hard drive that had Ubuntu Studio on it in an effort to clear up more space on ...
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Old kernel in grub and /boot but not uninstallable

I have kernel 2.6.38 still visible in the grub menu and I see abi-2.6.38-11-generic config-2.6.38-11-generic initrd.img-2.6.38-11-generic vmlinuz-2.6.38-11-generic (among the respective files for ...
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When Ubuntu boots it boots to a black screen with white text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3, DOES NOT WORK! My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have a Dell XPS 400, with a Pentium D 2.8 GHz ...
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Grub background messed after installing a new Graphics card

I had a nVidia Geforce 6200 128mb AGP Vga card before and ubuntu was working fine and I had customized my Grub boot menu background, Today I installed a new graphics card which is same as above but ...
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Is it possible to override the grub timeout setting after improper boot

Hi my question pertains to Grub2. I am running Ubuntu on a bunch of industrial PC's which are out of reach and hence cannot be connected using keyboard / mouse. I have noticed when the OS does not ...
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Installed Windows8 and now my grub is gone, help? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) So I installed windows 8 on a newly created partition on disk0. Before this I had a dual boot ...
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When I have an interrupted boot process, it shows a text-based Xubuntu splash screen. How can I change this?

A while ago when booting up Ubuntu 12.04 I had accidentally turned off my computer. It showed the grub screen and instead of the normal Ubuntu boot-up screen, it showed what was looking like a text ...
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Out Of disk, but still boots

I have a HP Compaq nx6310 notebook wth 4gb memory & a new 250gb hdd. After installing Ubuntu 12.04, i got an "out of disk" error & was unable to boot. I rebooted in live, instaled & ran ...
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Managing Grub in case of 2 linux installations

I installed Ubuntu 12.04. My default windows bootloader is taken over by Ubuntu. After this, I installed Fedora 16 and then my bootloader was taken over by Fedora. So, now I see Fedora Grub Menu when ...
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How to remove Grub2?

I have a dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu with a custom boot-loader (long story). My problem is that when I boot up, I get the choices for Windows and Ubuntu in my custom boot-loader, and if I choose ...
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Can't even load grub on new installation of 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I recently installed 12.04. I had some trouble with that but it seemed to work okay when I got ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Install - Black Screen - No Grub - Have run Boot Repair Disk

Day 4 of my purgatory. History: Had problems with live CD at first, had to set the "nomodeset" option ... and then it worked fine. Installed Ubuntu "Alongside" Windows XP from live CD (NOT wubi) ...
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Deleted ubuntu, grub was accidentally deleted and windows recovery cd not working. Help! [closed]

I deleted ubuntu as it stopped working and I couldn't find a solution on the internet. I planned to deleted ubuntu for now and reinstall it when I find my installation cd. However, I didn't think ...
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12.04 64 bit and Windows 7 Dual boot

I am trying to install 12.04 alongside my existing install of Windows 7 on my Lenovo IdeaPad laptop. I decided to go for the 64-bit version since I have 6 GB of RAM. I've followed this guide to make ...
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/usr/sbin/grub never finishes

I did apt-get upgrade it never finishes at this point: Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default Testing for an existing ...
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invalid extent - grub rescue

TRANSLATION I've Ubuntu 12.04 and ArtistX on a laptop with a external HDD. These work great. After this I installed these in two PC and I get the next message on both: -error: invalid extent. ...
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Ubuntu does not put Fedora into GRUB menu

I have installed a number of operating systems, including Fedora. Most recently I installed Ubuntu, and Ubuntu installed its own version of the GRUB bootloader. However, Fedora does not show up on the ...
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Grub fails to install - core.img 'unusually large' [closed]

When trying to resurrect my (t)rusty 'ol router who's system disk (CF card) had failed (probably because I neglected to tune Ubuntu properly for this type of media), I wanted to use the opportunity to ...
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Can't boot to Windows anymore after removing Grub on a Netbook [duplicate]

Today I decided to try out Fedora by booting it from USB. I liked the OS, and decided I wanted to install it to my hard-drive. I couldn't complete the installation because I needed to free up a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 shows Debian grub menu! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reset my GRUB background to default? I installed xfce4 by using "sudo apt-get install xfce4", and I decided I didn't like xfce4 so I purged all of the xfce4 ...
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Boot Repair forced Ubuntu to load Unity2D and the mouse cursor freezed

I am a GRUB noob and I would appreciate if you could help me with my issues. I want to install several GNU/Linux Distros but I broke GRUB so I used boot-repair to fix it. I wanted to have a separated ...
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How to show grub menu after grub update?

I have 11.10 and Windows 7 in dual boot. Today I tried to update grub and I run the following command in terminal: sudo fdisk -l sudo mount /dev/sda6 /mnt sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt ...
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Can no longer boot win7 after win7/ubuntu partition cloning to another drive. Any idea?

I recently changed the drive of my laptor, from 500G HDD to 256 SSD. I did the cloning using gparted for reducing and copying all partitions from HHD to SSD. After which I reinstalled grub on the new ...
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Grub2 can't find Windows on a dual boot system

I have a system with both Windows and Linux. In the last 3 years I have switched between openSUSE and Ubuntu, and two days ago I decided to install Ubuntu. When I was done it was quite laggy, and in ...
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How to fix the UUID in Grub after restore from another machine?

I want to restore a complete tar backup of Ubuntu 12.04 with all my customizations, documents, installed software, etc. to a different machine. I made the backup with the following commands: sudo ...
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Problems with the Chroot command

I am a beginner and I need some help with chroot. My system files are in /dev/sdc1. My swap is /dev/sdc2. My home partition is /dev/sdc3. I booted up the live ubuntu cd. I went to a command line. I ...
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Weird screen when I attempt to boot Ubuntu from a usb hard drive

I tried to install Ubuntu to an external hard drive (WD My Book Essential 1.5TB). The live CD loaded fine, and I choose custom install. I made 2 primary partitions for Root(/) and Boot(/boot) and a ...
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Installing Windows 7 on pre-existing Ubuntu 12.04 for Dual-Boot FAQ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? I just wanted to ask a few questions before I completely destroy my system. My system currently has ...
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Grub rescue please help [duplicate]

Like a dummy I deleted the Ubuntu partition on my hdd and restarted my computer. Now when it boots up I get Error: no such partition Grub rescue> I don't have a asus repair disk nor a Ubuntu ...
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Grub Menu redundancy

Recently I installed Ubuntu using Wubi on my desktop. I already had Windows XP and Linux Mint in dual-boot, with the Grub Menu presenting the entries for both OS. Now that I've installed Ubuntu using ...
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Is GRUB needed after converting an earlier dual boot system to only ubuntu system?

Well as the question says, I earlier had a dual boot system with windows and ubuntu.Now I have deleted windows. So do i really need GRUB now? coz actually grub does not show up but neither is Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu partition not using RAID

A while ago (about 6 months) I set up what I thought was hardware RAID 1 in my BIOS (using the Intel Rapid Storage feature). In Windows the Intel storage manager recognised the RAID volume and synced ...
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GRUB not installed

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop (32 Bit, i386) on the second hard disk of a PC using a CD-ROM. The first drive contains Windows XP. It's rather old hardware but the installation apparently worked ...
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Why is my dualboot system asking for “grub”?

I switched on my laptop and it asked me for grub. I don't know what that means. I use both Windows and Ubuntu. This is what it said: GNU GRUB version1.99-12ubuntu5 Minimal BASH-like line editing ...
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How to boot to a Ubuntu 12.04 installation which is not listed in grub2 anymore?

I have a computer with 3 hard drives on it. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my newest and biggest hard drive and Windows XP on my 2nd hard drive and a old version of Ubuntu 7.04 on the third hard drive. ...
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Ubuntu hangs on purple screen after external HD install

I am running ubuntu 11 on my home desktop, which was dual booted with Windows 7, and all was working great. Today, I was trying to install Ubuntu 12 to an external USB hard drive. I put in my Ubuntu ...
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Fix grub2 after installing ubuntu 12.04

I've installed ubuntu 12.04, but after rebooting I get the message: GRUB loading: Welcome to GRUB! error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have ...
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How can I restore default GRUB looks?

Recently I'm installed Ubuntu 12.04. When I boot I have the option to boot two systems: Windows 7 and Ubuntu. After installing Ubuntu connecting net then its show new updates. I updated Ubuntu. Then ...
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Updating Cinnamon causes Grub to freeze before the login screen

I have 3 HDDs and on /dev/sda1, I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed and also the bootloader is on the same disk. After GRUB when I select Ubuntu 12.04 to boot up it freezes just after the GRUB screen and ...
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Why does updating Precise lead to bugs during boot?

I've experienced this problem every time (3 times now) I install Precise and run a dist-upgrade: when booting up, I get thrown a gfxmode error, followed by either a long blank screen with a single ...
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Accidentally deleted the Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I have a netbook with a dualboot for Windows7 and Ubuntu. I accidentally deleted the partition for Ubuntu then after I restart my ...
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Windows 7 Pro won't load after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [closed]

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit using the DVD. I followed LinuxBSDos guide for dual booting Windows 7 (first installed) and Ubuntu 12.04 (second install) on 2 Separate Hard drives. I had ...
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All drivers disabled after reinstallation

I've been running Ubuntu 12.04 for quite a while, but after installing Windows XP onto another partition, the MBR was overwritten, etc etc. I downgraded 12.04 to 11.10 using a Live CD, but it still ...
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Windows not booting in dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7

I have dual Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my PC. I installed Ubuntu after Windows, and I have issues with GRUB. After installing Ubuntu, there was no boot loader in the start up, with an ...
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Ubuntu Suddenly Won't Load

I was using the computer and I went back to Windows and it launched in start-up repair. Now when I try to start Ubuntu this screen comes up that says something about grub files and talks about giving ...
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what do I select for configuring grub-pc after an update?

After the update, the configuring grub-pc popped out with the question: What do you want to do about modified configuration file grub? The help button says: A new version of configuration ...
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How to set Windows the default OS on dual boot system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 (in a separate partition). Initially after booting, it ...
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Just built a computer; trying to install Ubuntu from a flash drive

I've just finished assembling my PC and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it (there is no operating system on this machine). I downloaded Unetbootin on my Mac, downloaded the .iso image, and ran ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting after installation alongside Windows 7

I've tried to fix GRUB using Boot Repair. This is the ticket I got. http://paste.ubuntu.com/1111894/ When the computer starts Windows 7 is launched without any GRUB message. I don't really know ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu on a vaio with SSD, GRUB installation failure

I have installed and used Ubuntu in several computers. But now I have a problem that I don't know how to solve. I have a Vaio (Product name: vpcz13c5e), it has a SSD 128gb. I decided to install ...