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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Can't boot into Windows after upgrading to 12.04 [closed]

I had 11.10 installed and everything worked fine until I decided to upgrade to 12.04. Now I still see the Windows 7(loader) option in GRUB but when i choose it the screen goes black for a second and ...
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Windows 7 doesn't show up in Grub after installation

So, I installed Ubuntu 10.10 in my computer. I already had Windows 7 installed beforehand. I have 2 drives. An 80GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. Ubuntu is installed in part of the HDD. Windows 7 is installed ...
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Highlight the first entry and replace “quiet splash” with “nomodeset”-HOW DO I DO THAT? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set nomodeset for installation? The guide is from here: http://thedaneshproject.com/posts/ubuntu-11-04-blank-screen-on-boot-solved/ can someone explain to me how ...
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How to add android x86 item to GRUB list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Android OS along with Ubuntu and Windows I have installed android from this topic, and when it ask me if i want to install GRUB i say no as it is installed when ...
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How to install grub on the PBR instead of MBR?

I own a Mac and I want to install a triple boot. The problem is that I need to keep my windows bootloader to make sure that it works well with Mac OS. But I want Ubuntu too and if I install ubuntu, it ...
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How can I set up a UEFI-partition and THEN install Ubuntu 11.10 (or higher?

It is a great hassle to convert the MBR-partition to UEFI after install and I only succeeded once, by pure luck :-) Trying to recreate what I have done before, I end up having my system completely ...
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Only one option from GRUB menu, is able to start Ubuntu

Everything was working fine in Ubuntu 11.10, but today suddenly the first option from GRUB menu, which normally boots Ubuntu stopped working and i am left with a pink-color-screen only. If i select ...
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grub cannot load my newly installed kernel

I needed a minimally-configured Real Time kernel, I compiled a new kernel with menuconfig. Firstly I added the rt patch to the new kernel directory using patch, and then ran make menuconfig. Then I ...
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How to fix GRUB default booting Windows XP instead of Ubuntu?

I've been reading a lot the last 2 weeks, but never found a working solution for my dual boot system. Tried boot manager, this solves the automatic time setting. Tried editing grub cfg by hand, ...
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How to Repair Grub while dual booting ( win7 / ubuntu 11.10)

I've installed windows 7 and then Ubuntu 11.10, and then set up everything on easyBCD. When I select Ubuntu on the boot menu, I end-up in grub prompt (like "grub>" in a black screen) instead of ...
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Plymouth splash not showing, purple and black on boot

I've got Ubuntu 11.10 on Asus machine with Nvidia G-Force 210M,...everything works fine, but bootscreen Plymouth splash does not show... First time I've had big resolution logo so I Googled some ...
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How to know the version of GRUB

How can I see the version of GRUB that is running in a particular Ubuntu version. A terminal command that can tell me.
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Triple boot Ubuntu, Windows and Mac problem

I run on an intel core 2 duo late 2009 imac 21.5" I have rEFIt installed which changes boot camp (efi or w.e) to show a triple os boot, mac, windows, and linux. I want to install to my WD Elements ...
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How to install ubuntu over fedora 15 wihtout having tons of options in the Loader?

I currently have Windows Vista and Fedora 15 dual booting on my system. I need to keep my vista for work related stuff, and as a fairly new Linux uses am having problems with drivers in Fedora (Wifi, ...
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How do I set windows to boot as default in the boot loader? Unable to locate theme engine?

Using this how-to How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I was able to get as far as here, however when I try to type in gksu gedit /etc/default/grub I am given 4 lines ...
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Grub fatal error during installing to external hard drive (sdb)

So I worked out a proper way to partition the external hard drive (see link below) and do the right partitions for ubuntu. However during the install not far from the end, it says the grub or boot ...
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Howto add Windows 7 in the grub on Ubuntu 11.10

I searched all over the Internet but there are no solution to my problem, whatever I add, grub menu doesn't show up, I did a grub update but it doesn't detect windows, I don't know what to do, I have ...
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How can I solve, error:unknown filesytem grub rescue> [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I was previously using Win7 and had two partitions on my hard disk. After learning about Ubuntu I decide to remove Windows and ...
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GRUB fatal installation of Ubuntu 11.10 - Dual boot for Win7

I have win7 installed in my system and I decided to give Ubuntu a try. I formatted my drive as follow : C:\ - For Win7 - 55G D:\ - Data - 40G E:\ - Unallocated space - 55G -> This is where ...
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dual booting with custom kernels [closed]

so I am trying to dual boot mint and arch linux, so I installed mint and then I installed arch skipping the boot loader. Then I compiled a kernel in mint and ran update-grup. Everything went well up ...
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file not found grub rescue prompt [closed]

So, while programming today I got the terminal error saying that ls was not available and to type in some sudo command to get it. I typed in said sudo command and it told me that it didn't work. I am ...
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How can I change the boot order (grub2)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the grub boot order for ubuntu 11.10 I saw guides of setting first operation system to boot. How can I set also the second operation system to boot?
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several start-up scripts?

I want kubuntu to ask me at start up - which of the profile I want to use. There should be a default answer which should run automatically in 3 seconds. Much as if were Grub asking You which ...
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How to set Grub to automatically load Xen kernel

How do you configure Grub to automatically use the Xen kernel under Ubuntu 11.10? No matter what I do, it loads the first menuentry. The only way I can get it to load Xen is to manually select the ...
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HELP! Booting Ubuntu off Portable HDD, lots of issues with GRUB

I am new to Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 11.10 onto my portable hard drive. Much to my surprise, it installed half of GRUB to the PC, and half to the PHDD. The PC does not belong to me. ...
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Why can't I see the image changed with GRUB Customizer?

I installed grub-customizer to edit the boot-screen. It works so far (i. e. for timeout), but changes concerning the background image (and maybe font styles, too) aren't applied. I placed the image in ...
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Windows Safe Mode in Grub Menu

Is it possible to place Windows Safe Mode into the Grub menu? If so, what is the script for it? (I am currently running Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.10. I also have the Grub Customizer installed.)
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Grub problem - Command prompt

Update: Thanks to all who helped. I gave up and am going to re-install. Not the end of the world, no files will be lost :-) This time will be backing up grub haha. Thanks again, I really appreciate ...
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No Grub Menu at start up after installing Ubuntu 11.10

I had Dual boot with windows xp and Ubuntu 10.4 on my PC. I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on the Ubuntu 10.4. After restart it is directly entering into Ubuntu 11.10. There is no menu at start up for ...
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Install GRUB from Outside Ubuntu

Running Mac OS and Ubuntu 10.10 booting with rEFIt then GRUB. Updated 10.10 to 11.04 and accidentally put GRUB on the wrong volume (I think swap somehow). Can't boot into Grub. Can I install it onto ...
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Enabling nomodeset in Ubuntu and Arch multiboot

I have an ubuntu and archlinux multiboot system. The grub is installed by the ubuntu system. So, it is grub 2. I want to set the nomodeset for the arch boot. I am unable to set it permanently. I ...
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Make Ubuntu boot from a folder other than /

Is there a way that you can move an Ubuntu install to its own folder in a partition? If so, what settings do I have to change? (I imagine I would have to change grub settings and /etc/fstab.) I'm ...
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Installed Ubuntu to run along side of Windows 7, no option to boot Windows

I have windows 7 but I wasn't satisfied, so I decided to try Linux Ubuntu. I think I choose to run along side of Windows but since the install it will never give me the option to run Windows 7. Is ...
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Triple Boot Windows , Windows 8 and Ubuntu 11.10 with Grub?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed. If I wanted to install Windows 8 and triple boot with Grub running the show, how difficult would it be? Installing another OS is the easy part. It's the ...
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Ubuntu Grub Screen Problems

I'm running Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.10 as a dual boot, however, at the grub screen, the only way to boot Ubuntu is to select recovery mode and then select resume normal boot. If I select the proper ...
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GRUB2: Use maximum detected resolution?

How do I tell GRUB2 to set its resolution (and also the one passed to the kernel) to the maximum one it can detect at time of boot?
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Unable to update Ubuntu 10.10 installed in MacBook Pro with dual boot

So, this is my problem: I was able to install Ubuntu 11.10 in dual boot in my MacBook Pro 5.1 with rEFIt. I had to do it twice because first time I installed GRUB in /sda instad of in /sda3. Anyways, ...
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11.10 dual boot no grub menu

I have installed Windows 7 and then Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer but no grub menu came up on reboot and it went straight into Windows. I then removed the Ubuntu created partitions and tried Fedora 16 ...
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I have an issue with GRUB - minimal bash like

I am an A level student and for the fourth time in a row, I have experience GRUB when booting. I have lost all of my work and have had to get class notes off of a friend. I do not expect this to ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 SSD install -> error: unknown filesystem

I have tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 x64 and x86 a couple of times onto a new OCZ Vertex 30GB, with Ext3 and Ext4 partitions. After installing, it reboots into Ubuntu properly, but hangs on shutdown. ...
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Why is my Ubuntu system not using the correct kernel?

We're having a bit of confusion on a Ubuntu remote system -- /boot/grub/menu.lst suggests the system should boot into kernel 2.6.35-30-generic, but it is actually running kernel 2.6.32-27-generic. ...
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Boot order won't change [closed]

Well, I've tried almost everything to set my boot order to what I need it to be. But it just won't. I changed /etc/default/grub and updated grub, I used the startupmanager I even gave ...
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Ubuntu x64 Installation fails on reboot? [closed]

I've got a brand new Gateway SD-X with: 4gb RAM 1TB HDD AMD Radon HD 6500 Graphics AMD Quad core processor (not sure about the exact name for it) I have tried installing Ubuntu x64 for the third time ...
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Installing ubuntu and grub on new hdd

I just aquired a new hdd to my windows 7 system and want to install ubuntu 11.10 and grub on it. I have a liveCD but cant make it work. When i chose the new hdd for installation (sdc1) it says "No ...
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Grub overwritten

I've accidentially overwritten my bootloader. I was prepping some live USB sticks and think I accidentially wrote to my local disk instead of my USB stick. Now my machine will only boot in to Fedora ...
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What's the easiest way to configure GRUB in a more user friendly way?

Here is something I'd like for it to do that it does not do by default, and which seem to require (somehow) a bit of research to configure. What I want is simple. Select the OS that I chose the last ...
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install grub, but NOT in the mbr

you may have become tired of the question i'm about to ask, since i've already found some posts concerning my issue. however, none of those seemed to work for me. so here's the thing: my goal is to ...
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How do I dual boot Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 with EFI?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad x120e I just got, it came with Windows 7, I formatted it, installed a fresh copy (I just don't trust pre-packaged versions!) and in the process left some free space for an ...
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Previous versions of Linux in Grub? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove/hide old kernel versions? So I have linux versions 3.0.whatever-12 to 15 on my laptop, and they made a ton of icons in burg before I broke that. ...
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BURG Installation errors

Yesterday, when I booted my computer I got the Grub loading screen, then my BIOS in an infinite loop. I was able to use boot repair to fix this and boot into both OSes. Today I decided to install ...