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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Grub-update doesnt find the other OS anymore

I installed Grub customizer. Unfortunetly I unticked search for other OS. This action worked and gub-update shows only the current ubuntu 11.04 (I have also Windows and another ubuntu installed). ...
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GRUB error: no loaded kernel

I'm quite new to Linux, so please bear with me. On my pc I had installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04, I then switched to Kubuntu 10.x, and yesterday I installed the new main update 11.x and I left the ...
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One click shutdown Ubuntu and load into alternative bootup

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. My GRUB bootloader defaults to Ubuntu. I mainly use Ubuntu, but I occasionally need to bootup Windows to do a few things. If I need to do ...
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How to set grub2 to recognize xubuntu as xubuntu and not as ubuntu?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop. And now I wanted to try Xubuntu and Lubuntu(both version 11.04). And when I installed Xubuntu and Lubuntu, grub2 recognize them both as Ubuntu instead of ...
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How do you recover from formating your partition with grub?

I had my laptop's HDD separated in 3 partitions: NTFS - Win XP install (primary) NTFS - common space (extended) ext4 - Ubuntu 10.10 (extended) Running out of space, I deleted my 2nd partition, and ...
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Other Linux Distros deleting Ubuntu from GRUB

Ok, so I installed Fedora on a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu machine to see which distro I liked better, and now Ubuntu doesn't appear in the GRUB menu. In fact, Windows doesn't either. There are ...
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Problem with grub [closed]

I have an Intel i5 660, I've installed only Ubuntu 11.04 but when I boot my screen remains black, I can hear classic login sound but nothing happen, unique way to enter in Ubuntu is in recovery mode ...
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GRUB does not allow me to boot into hard drive [closed]

I haven't ever know what grub is until I try this command to make my pen drive bootable. cd /media/usbdisk/boot/grub I am now stuck at grub command line. I try to boot from available kernel but ...
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Cannot install burg: error during installation

I tried to install burg and I got an error. I've used the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install sudo apt-get install burg ...
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GRUB2 lost my Windows 7 install

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 about a week ago and have been able to dual boot between it and Windows 7 without any difficulty. A few days ago I went to boot windows and it wasn't in GRUB's menu. Per ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 stops booting at grub console

I did a fresh install of ubuntu 11.04, then I installed Windows 7. So I decided to fix the grub after win7 install using the ubuntu 11.04 Live CD. Disaster: instead of $sudo grub-install ...
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How to remove/ignore most recent kernel?

After the most recent kernel upgrade, my system hangs during boot. Since my machine seems especially persnickety about pulling up the grub menu*, what is the best way to set the previous kernel as ...
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GRUB menu missing after installation

I am running windows 7 64 bit on my comp and just installed ubuntu 11.04 64 bit after partitioning the hard drive to give ubuntu 50gb of space. I used a usb drive to try it out first and then i ...
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What does this parser error mean and how can it be fixed?

Well, I messed up everything and was forced to remove and re-install the system. Everything is fixed now, but for the sake of knowledge, I want to know what this error means exactly. It shows up after ...
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Dual Boot issues with Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I'm finding myself in a rather unique situation. I've read through just about every resource I can find about this and while things have helped me understand some background, I haven't yet been able ...
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getting error on grub installation

I get this error when I run grub-install: cp: cannot stat `/usr/local/lib/grub/i386-pc/*.mod': No such file or directory I thought I'd run grub-mkconfig for a fresh configuration file that ...
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Grub-Customizer (How to fix your dual-boot in case you miss the right boot option)

How can i fix my dual boot if i have selected the wrong one? P.ex. Grub-Customizer allow you to choose wich boot do you want when you turn your pc... but, how can i fix if i select the wrong choice!? ...
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Triple Boot: Windows 7, Ubuntu, and Debian

Is it possible to install Win 7, Ubuntu, Debian as triple boot? If so, which one should I install first after Win 7? Will there be problem with GRUB? and Is it fine to install those two linux in ...
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Grub-Customizer (How to fix your dual-boot in case you miss the right boot option) [closed]

Have you ever installed Grub-Customizer? Yes, it's a nice tool for rearrange our boot system and gain some extra space in the discs. Very usefull though! But, as i recomende that you install this ...
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How do I enable verbose mode at boot?

How to make natty boot in verbose mode. Changing option GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash quiet to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" in /etc/default/grub doesn't effect in natty.
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How can I set up grub to recognize an encrypted windows partition? [closed]

My work laptop has an encrypted windows 7 installed. I just installed ubuntu 11.04 at another partition. Grub did not recognize my Windows installation. So, as I boot, there is no option to boot it ...
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Is it possible to make GRUB2 look similar to burg?

I would like to stick to GRUB since it seems to be more actively developed and the entries are automatically updated after a kernel update. However I love the look of the Burg themes (especially ...
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How do I set 'nomodeset' after I've already installed Ubuntu?

I know that editing the boot options line and adding 'nomodeset' solves my laptops problem during LiveCD mode, what I don't know is how to set it at boot up through Grub2 after I've installed Ubuntu. ...
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GRUB problem after installation of 11.04

I upgraded to 11.04 from 10.10 yesterday on a dual boot on a desktop system with Vista. Everything was acting fine until the upgrade. The upgrade appeared to be running properly and I went to do ...
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GRUB/BURG hates Windows 7

Every time I try to access my Windows 7 partition from BURG, I get a "required device is not installed" error with an error code of 0xc000000f. The same thing happens in normal GRUB. I am on Natty ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 install did not work?

I have a laptop that has Windows 7 64-bit as the main OS. I originally installed Ubuntu 10.10 using Wubi so I could have Windows and Linux to choose from at boot up. All worked great up until ...
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After Natty 11.04 installation system won't boot

my notebook is an Acer Extensa 2902LMi with following components: Pentium M 715 Intel 855PM chipset Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9700 64 VRAM 512MB RAM I run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS for ...
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System refuses to boot at the first attempt

everyone. After the upgrade to natty my system started to refuse booting at the first attempt. More details: on the grub menu i'm trying to start ubuntu and this causes errors: error: file not found ...
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Dual booting Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty: should I share /home and/or other partitions?

There are two prior questions that tangentially touch on this here & here. It's not really what I'm after though. I plan on installing Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty in a dual-boot scenario. ...
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Monitor displays signal out of range until the graphical interface is loaded after installing

When the computer is booting all I get is the error message displayed by the monitor. I need to be able to choose the OS during startup however. I'm using a 1024x768 on this monitor, though it maxes ...
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“fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed” error

I am running a 64bit laptop and i am trying to install ubuntu 11.04 from both a usb and cd. However, when I click either install from disk or try ubuntu I get to a black screen with this: fixing ...
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grub problem with windows 7

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my computer, that was already running Windows7 perfectly fine. Windows is on /dev/sda3 and Ubuntu on /dev/sda6 - same HDD, but different partitions. The problem is ...
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How do I manually boot from the grub prompt after do-release-upgrade?

I read a couple of other questions on this topic and they both pointed to the Grub2 community documentation and installing grub configs from an install disk. I had some trouble with the ...
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Several GRUB error messages on startup

Fresh Natty installation gives me some GRUB error messages on startup: error: file not found. error: file not found. error: no suitable mode found. error: no video mode activated. error: file not ...
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GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” after install on SSD [duplicate]

I've got a brand new laptop with a 128GB SSD drive. I read that aligning the partitions to match the Erase Block Size of the SSD is important. I followed William Scott's guide SSD Tweaks in Linux and ...
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No grub display after installing aside Windows 7

I had a win 7 (32 bit) on dell vostro 1500(T9300cpu). Now I installed natty and restart but no grub were displayed. I give 8Gb to root and 2Gb to swap and about 8.5Gb to home section. Root and home ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 lost MBR

I think I've lost my MBR upgrading from ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. During the upgrade it gave me a message saying which partitions did I want the grub details to go on, saying if I was unsure to select ...
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Grub. Dual Boot Windows XP and Lubuntu

I know there are several posts on this already, but I am unable to figure out how to fix my boot loader by reading the forums. I have tried both GRUB and GRUB2 and have been unable to successfully ...
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GRUB2 wont start after installing Ubuntu on separate harddisk

This isn't the first time I've installed ubuntu. The first time I had ubuntu and w7 booting from the same drive (worked fine using conventional tricks). This time I am booting from a separate hard ...
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Reduce the number of kernels with _GRUB2_/Ubuntu 10.04

Dear Community! I need it to do it automagically: In the "old days" I just installed the startupmanager and set that that it automaticly only leaved the last 2 fresh kernels, so even if a kernel ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after kernel update

After the update to latest kernel (2.6.32-31-generic), when I start my PC, all I get is the grub2 prompt. I don't get any errors, it simple wont boot. I tried this ...
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Doesn't boot on hardware: HP 8200 Elite [closed]

Just bought a new pc. It has the specs that are shown in the picture: Whatever I tried (alternate CD-/ROMs, DVDs, USB Pendrive etc.), it just runs into a grub shell where it stops. For testing, I ...
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How to fix GRUB with GRUB Rescue [closed]

Ok, So I had 10.10 as my main Operating System, no other one. And I wanted to try the Beat 1 of 11.04 and I liked it but wanted to put Fedora Alpha in there. And somehow the Beta had the boot flag and ...
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grub2 deadlock situation

During 10.04 starts it does a filesystem check. For some reason that I want to figure out, but this is another question, the harddisk is mounted read only. I would like to boot to a rescue shell, but ...
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Show Grub boot menu on 10.10 system

I've checked some similar answers which suggest holding "shift" until the screen shows up, this does not work for me. I also tried restarting the system several times in a row and even powering off ...
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Grub fails to install on custom USB iso

I'm trying to create a custom iso of an Ubuntu install - that way, I can install a bunch of educational programs & plugins on one computer and they'll automatically be on every computer I install ...
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How can I solve my boot error with Natty and btrfs?

I'm getting this boot error on Natty: mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /proc on ...
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Boot straight to grub without holding 'Option' on Macbook?

I am dual-booting Lucid and Snow Leopard on a Macbook Pro 5,3. I have uninstalled rEFIt, and I am wondering if there is a way (without reinstalling rEFIt) to boot automatically to the GRUB menu ...
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Stuck in grub rescue after Windows install

I used to have a dual boot between Ubuntu (lucid) and Windows 7, but wanted to upgrade my Windows to 64 bit, so I installed the new Windows, which naturally wrote over the MBR, and so I attempted to ...
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Will reinstalling Ubuntu destroy my boot loader?

I installed ubuntu on a spare HDD and use GRUB to select my OS, Vista or Ubuntu. I cannot remember my ubuntu password for the life of me. If I reinstall ubuntu could that destroy my ability to ...