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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Why does the grub menu list two different versions of Ubuntu to boot into after I upgraded?

I successfully upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10, albeit with a bit of a struggle. However, after upgrading to 10.10, I rebooted to find that I had a new option. Windows XP, Ubuntu 10.10 AND Ubuntu 10.04. ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from Grub after installing Slitaz

After installing Slitaz today I wanted to create a dualboot with Lubuntu I had installed before. Somehow the Grub doesn't load Lubuntu (error 15). I've added a screenshot of the current menu.lst Can ...
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Safe remove of grub and lilo instead?

lenovoZ570, i7 x64,8GB, 700GB, Nvidia Optimus+intel, 1366x768, win7+11.10 ubuntu+kubuntu. Until now nvidia isn´t installed or used. Some problems, which may relay one on another or interact: * two ...
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Ubuntu Lost After Resizing its Partition

I had a partition (sda11) which Ubuntu 11.10 was installed on it. I resized this partition from 34 GB to 150 GB. Then I lost the GRUB menu. I use the Boot-Repair application to fix it. But now ...
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linux image broken in grub menu

I have ubuntu 11.10. In my grub menu, I have following images: linux 3.* linux 2.* linux 2.* My linux 3.* image is broken (if I try to boot from first image, i.e. linux 3.*, I get my caps and ...
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grub multiboot wont start 2nd windows installation [closed]

I'm new to Linux - please help I havent found an answer in the forums yet I have 2 HDDs The BIOS reports the HDDs in the following order: Third IDE Master = 200Gb drive Fourth IDE Master = ...
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GRUB2 Parameters, how to edit them [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu Server 11.10 boot, white terminal with garbled black text I need to add a parameter to the grub entry for ubuntu. console=ttyl how do i set this? I know how to ...
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How can I add a “universal” GRUB?

I have ubuntu in a windows PC. Recently I added Android to the computer and it does install another grub. The problem is: The Android-x86 GRUB, don't show-me Ubuntu, and the Ubuntu Grub don't show-me ...
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Grub2 cannot see cloned ubuntu install

Ive cloned my ubuntu installation, but cannot get grub2 to see it. Before I had the install on /dev/sda1 and a grub boot prtition on /dev/sda2 I copied them both to a new disk - now boot prtition is ...
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GRUB 2 Error : No such disk

I have gone through many pains to boot through my windows 7 partition. I had windows 7, then one fine day I installed Ubuntu and again formatted the partition where Ubuntu was installed only to find ...
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Have grub2 boot 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu

I just installed a system like this: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ls -l /dev/disk/by-label/ total 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2012-01-22 18:49 Boot -> ../../sda1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2012-01-22 18:49 ...
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Grub Splash screen on Boot

I want to enable the nice splash screen on GRUB boot menu. I have Ubuntu 11.04, running on a nVidia graphics card. Please help. I'm new to Linux. edit I want to set a background image when GRUB ...
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Adding archlinux to dualboot without messing up grub

Right now I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10, both 64 bit. I would like to try archlinux, but I'm afraid it will mess up my grub bootloader, so that I can't get into ubuntu or ...
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Can't change GRUB 2 default OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I want to change Windows 7 to my default OS because it has all the programs I want, but I can't get GRUB ...
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Can't boot Windows from GRUB

I bought my notebook with Windows 7. I, one day, decided to install Linux. I did it, but I am unable to boot Windows. When I turn the computer on, I get to GRUB. If I choose Linux, I'm good to go, but ...
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Install grub in another machine

My hard disk is /dev/sdb in machine B. Later it should be used as /dev/sda in machine A. It contains the root partition / and boot directory /boot for machine A. Is it possible to install grub in ...
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Can I determine if a Grub menu.lst is valid on a virtual machine without rebooting?

There's a problem with Ubuntu running on my hosted VPS. All I have access to is a recovery console which allows me to mount the devices. I've narrowed the problem down to a messed menu.lst. I have ...
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Purple start screen - no splash screen

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a new computer everything worked fine for a few weeks and now suddenly when starting up Ubuntu I get a blank purple screen with no "Ubuntu" splash and the 5 dots but ...
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Reboot on Grub Selection

Installed Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit on X79-UD5 motherboard (8x4Gb Ram, on 120Gb SSD) with GTX580 gfx card. Had to do nomodeset, otherwise the installer would hang during intialisation or not load at all. ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu on Second Hard Disk

System has two hard disks: 160GB SSD, which is the boot disk and 500GB RAID1 HDD. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installed as the main OS on the SSD. I don't want to touch or modify this drive. ...
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Grub 1.98: “error: no argument specified”

Recently, I updated Ubuntu 10.04 Server LTS. The server reports itself as DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS" There are multiple ...
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Why I am taken to grub4dos when selecting Ubuntu from the boatloader menu? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 64x alongside Windows 7 (Ubuntu after Windows 7) on my laptop. Ubuntu installed properly without any errors. When I booted the first time, I didn't see grub menu ...
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Screen cuts off part of GRUB on boot

I've recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Windows 7 desktop computer (on a seperate partition) Everything has gone smoothly except when I restart the computer and GRUB's loader screen shows, part of ...
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Just installed 11.10 and Windows 7 is now Missing

After dual-booting Ubuntu 11.10 successfully on another computer, I finally decided it was time for me to make the leap from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. However, the installation on my Dell Inspiron Laptop ...
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Separate home directory and system files

this is a quite tricky one, I suppose. My current system is installed on a RAID 1 I created during the Ubuntu installation (i.e. /dev/md0). The swap partition is also on the RAID. My home directory ...
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How to create a bootable system with a squashfs root

My goal is to be able to take a customized root file system loaded with the software I want. So far I've created a squashed filesystem using debootstrap and chroot to install the software I want on ...
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Ubuntu boots to grub rescue

I have two systems installed previously Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I was trying to reinstall Ubuntu and format the Ubuntu OS partition using a tool in Windows 7. When I have Ubuntu ready on a USB stick ...
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I cant install ubuntu properly on my dell inspiron 15R (N5110)

The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15R (Queen) it comes with windows 7 and I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a different partition, yet, the problen is as follows: The system has 3 primary partitions ...
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windows updated, grub menu is gone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I have/had dual boot with 11.10 and windows 7. I left my laptop running with windows 7 going ...
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Getting grub error 19 after booting

I installed ubuntu 11.10, installation completed successfully. When I remove boot device and restart PC, on loading grub gives "Error 19."
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Live disk session installer hangs [closed]

So here's the long story, WIn7 updated itself, broke its ability to boot. I use the windows repair session, and that breaks grub. Now I'm running from an ubuntu live disk, have tried multiple times to ...
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Server stuck at black screen after reboot

I recently put together a new server running Ubuntu Server 11.10 and it's all working great except for one little detail. Whenever I run "sudo reboot" everything works fine until I get to the grub ...
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Dual boot EFI error: “invalid arch independent ELF magic”

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a pc which already has Windows 7 I get this error: error: invalid arch independent ELF magic. grub rescue> So I used Supergrub boot disk to get into Ubuntu. And ...
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Installed Ubuntu on a separate HDD, got a grub error and want to know if anything went wrong

I installed Ubuntu on my spare HDD and everything was going fine until the setup installed GRUB. I have 3 HDDs in RAID0 and a spare HDD where I chose for Ubuntu. The error said that GRUB cannot be ...
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Grub2 displays only flashing cursor

I have a 11.10 system was running 11.04 without any problems, which I upgraded to 11.10. I noticed that there were many extra kernels that it wasn't using, so I removed all of them other than the ...
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How do I migrate an Ubuntu installation to a home folder partition?

I have two partitions of Ubuntu installed on my Samsung N150 Plus. One is 11.04 (90GB) and one is 11.10 (60GB). All my documents are on the 11.04 home folder, but they are too big to cut and paste ...
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Why can't I access Windows from Grub after installing Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu and just installed it on my HP Compaq nx5000. I dual-boot installed with Windows XP. When I boot, it goes to the grub bootloader. At the bottom of the Grub list it says boot Windows ...
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My battery died, and now Ubuntu won't start

I was working on Ubuntu 10.04, then the battery died. I plugged in the charger, and now Ubuntu won't start. It keeps showing an error screen similar to the following: Except that the grub version ...
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What to do to get grub multiple booting?

There is Win7 and ubuntu11.10 and i want to install kubuntu also (64bit). I have started installation on a separate partition and decided to install grub on this and not on boot-one, where it still ...
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Frequency not supported when booting / Frecuencias no soportadas al arrancar

Edit, courtesy of Google Translate: I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 with my Windows 7 and when booting I get a black screen with a square moving across the screen that says "unsupported frequencies." ...
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Tell Ubiquity to not install GRUB

I have almost convinced a family member to dual-boot with Ubuntu. I've showed him wubi, and he thinks that he's ready to give Ubuntu a try and dual boot. However, he thinks that overwriting the ...
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How can I install on an Asus eeePC 1215b (UEFI)? [closed]

The installation crashes while GRUB is being installed. This might be due to an UEFI BIOS bug... Is there any way to install UBUNTU on the Asus eeePC 1215 ?
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How can I bring up the GRUB menu?

I installed ubuntu as a dual boot system with Windows 7. I was on my user account earlier today and I changed the password. I shut down the computer and tried to re-login but I totally forgot the new ...
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How do I boot into a root shell?

When booting to the graphical desktop fails we sometimes are recommended to boot into a "root shell" or to boot in "recovery mode". How do I do that?
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Ubuntu 11.10 is on external HDD, how to boot (using grub4dos), and which initrd and vmlinuz to use?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on external HDD. How can I boot it? I used grub4dos before, and it worked with Fedora distributions. Problem I have now is that I don't know which initrd and vmlinuz files to ...
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How can I create a live USB with persistant storage that will run on a Macbook Air without using rEFIt?

Sometimes I have to use a MacBook Air (2,1) at work. I'd like to be able to have an Ubuntu USB stick with persistent storage space for it, that does not require any modification of the machine's ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu & Mac

I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed. Just installed Mac OS X, updated GRUB, which generates 2 Mac entires (32bit & 64bit). But when I try booting from these, it just restarts. I suppose I need EFI GRUB? ...
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How to fix windows bootloader after grub install?

Ok, so that's what I did: I installed ubuntu and when I had to chose the partitions and grub install I clicked on overwrite "windows bootloader" or something like that, now everytime I boot, grub ...
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How to select GRUB install device

I apologize in advance for asking a question I suspect is very, very simple. I just got a dedicated server running Ubuntu and I'm using SSH to access it. I ran sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and got the ...
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How to run normal session from user script after passing init=MY_SCRIPT in grub entry

I have entry in grub to start my configuration script written in Python. I would like to give user option to start normal session after the work is done. But I've found that /sbin/init needs to have ...