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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After kernel update, stuck on purple screen but old kernel still works

As the title says, the new kernel doesn't work. I am on Ubuntu 12.10. I had 3.0.39 or something like that, and when I updated to 3.0.40, it just gave me a purple screen. However, with GRUB ...
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Windows 8 not booting

I have a dell inspiron laptop, with windows 8 pre-installed. I upgraded it to windows 8.1 preview. A few days later i tried to install ubuntu 13.04 (via usb), it got installed (separate partition ...
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Ubuntu Software Raid GPT

I am attempting to setup software raid with my 3Tb harddrives. I have partitioned each with GPT and 3 sections. (1 Bios, 1 Ext4 1 swap). The swap and ext4 are joined with raid. Installer goes fine, ...
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hdd boot overrules usb boot option

The problem first: When I try to boot Ubuntu from a usb it is somehow overruled by the hdd and boots normally. This happens if I hit f7 to get boot options or if i change the boot priority in the bios....
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How do I get ride of this nonstop crash, freeze, not booting issues? [duplicate]

Made 12.04 64-bit USB bootable. Then I have been trying to install almost like twenty times to get succeed but still its failing / crashing/ freezing, after showing Grub screen. What can I do to fix ...
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Issue with booting/rebooting behavior when using a bootable SD Card

So, here's what I have: A bootable SD Card, with a minimal Ubuntu installation. A bootable USB stick, with exactly the same filesystem image. A Shuttle PC (much like the XS35V2 Digital Signage Media ...
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Bootmanager does not detect either pre-installed Windows 8 or Ubuntu after grub installation

I am new to Linux. I installed Ubuntu for the first time on a pre-installed Windows 8 Dell Inspiron PC by creating a partition (volume shrink through Windows Computer Management). I created three ...
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Installed both Ubuntu 12.04 and SolydX but no grub menu

I recently downloaded both isos of Ubuntu 12.04 and SolydX OS and played the live image and then installed with my hard drive partitioned for both of them. My problem is that I look at disc management ...
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Can't boot windows partition

What I have? 500gb harddrive - 500gb for Windows 1000gb harddrive - 500gb for Ubuntu - 500gb for Extra Storage Problem Description I am unable to boot my computer except by USB at the moment. So I ...
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Boot to black screen, nomodeset doesn't help [duplicate]

So, I just got a new lenovo Y510p with windows 8 on it by default. I had read up about UEFI and all that, and was ready to go when it arrived today. I first tried disabling UEFI so I could install 12....
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Why does Grub report two items for Windows 7?

I did a clean install of Windows 7 on the same hard drive. I followed the instructions at: http://www.howtogeek.com/114884/how-to-repair-grub2-when-ubuntu-wont-boot/ I followed the terminal ...
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grub rescue prompt after installing grub into sdb

I installed Ubuntu Minimal 12.04 LTS from USB. Everything was OK. But, when I try to install Grub into /dev/sda, the installation stops with a "fatal error". So, I just entered /dev/sdb (just tried), ...
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My computer can't boot from Ubuntu live CDs, how can I install?

So, right now I have Ubuntu 7.04, and I want to install 12.04 LTS or 13.04, but my computer can't boot the live CD of both of them, but can boot CD of Ubuntu 7.04 or Windows 7 ultimate. I think it can ...
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grub rescue when trying to fix dualboot with Windows 8, what can I do? [duplicate]

I formatted the partition containing Ubuntu 13.04 running parallel with Windows 8, I then merged the partition disk into another disk and that is where the problem starts. When I restart the computer ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 failed to reboot after unsuccessful update done on 28/8/2013

I was updating kernel, mesa, firefox, thunderbird, python and some other packages on 28/8/2013. My internet connection terminated while updates were ongoing. So Laptop did not started in next reboot. ...
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Skipping GRUB Menu?

I am brand-spanking new to this, so please bear with me. I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 I waited for the file to download. When my computer restarted, it gave me an option to choose between ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 bootloader issues

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 over Windows 7 using a USB drive. However, I am not able to install it. Installation breaks saying that "bootloader cannot be installed on this device." In the ...
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How do I boot from a USB drive recognized as fd0?

I am trying to boot Ubuntu Saucy from a USB stick that I created using the Startup Disk Creator Tool. However, when I try to boot I just get a message Boot error. I also have grub installed on a ...
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Ubuntu not showing in Windows 7 boot Manager

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 with a USB Flash Disk since I did not have a DVD Disc. I chose Install alongside Windows 7 and followed the process. After it had the popup screen with Continue Testing and ...
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How do I open the boot menu?

I want to uninstall 12.04 and install Ubuntu 13.04 instead. When I was installing Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 opened the boot menu F12. I have read that on Ubuntu to enter the boot menu I have to ...
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How to convert a Mac BIOS boot to EFI boot?

I am running Kubuntu 13.04 on my MacBook Pro (8,2) and I have it set up to boot through Apple's BIOS emulation. I would like to use the Intel instead of the ATI graphics card. This means that I will ...
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Manual Partitioning Help

I want to tri-boot my HP G6 laptop. i wana install windows, ubuntu and linux kali using UEFI.. i want to install them making manual partitions... First m installing windows...For that following ...
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Dual-boot computer runs Windows Boot Manager followed by grub menu: how to change to just grub?

My dual-boot computer is displaying two boot managers in a row: first the Windows 7 boot manager with the choices: Windows Linux and then, when I choose "Linux", it goes to the Grub menu: Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu and other Debian derived distros not booting

I've tried Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian, even though all have worked great for me I'm keeping with Ubuntu, I tested 12.04, 12.10 and even 13.04. The 12.04 LTS is the one I work with. There's one ...
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Ubuntu does not boot once after switching from Windows 8 with dual boot

I seem to have a weird issue with dual-booing Ubuntu and Windows 8 (UEFI mode). Whenever I use Windows 8, restart the machine and then boot Ubuntu (13.04) with grub boot-loader, Ubuntu freezes during ...
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Installing Ubuntu inside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have been using Windows and ubuntu alongside each other for quite some time. Till Windows 7, things were fine. I installed Ubuntu inside Windows and all was fine. At startup, I would be asked if I ...
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X does not start after removing parameters quiet splash

I would like to remove the splash screen. Kubuntu 12.04 runs on my laptop with KDE 4.11 (I use the backports offered by the Kubuntu community). In order to remove the splash at boot time, I removed ...
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Dual Boot Goes to Win8 Doesn't even Show Grub screen

This is NOT an installation problem question. I've had both op sys working fine side-by-side for a couple of weeks now. I'm using Ubunutu 12.04 64-bit. This morning when I tried to switch from Win8 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 recovery mode entry removal from grub

I spent an hour trying to remove the recovery mode entry off Grub, but I did not succeed! I edited the /etc/default/grub and uncommented: # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu ...
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu, trying to put XP back on [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook that came with Windows XP. It was loaned to someone, who then put Ubuntu on it. I know nothing about Ubuntu, so I looked for information on this site for help. It ...
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Grub Not Showing

I have HP G6-2312AX laptop with windows 8 pre-installed, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS successfully but after completing the setup I was asked to restart the system. After restarting it is loading ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot windows 8- Problem

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 in EFI mode on my dell inspiron 15z successfully. When I boot my laptop in UEFI mode with secure boot off, I get blank ubuntu screen- I got no activity on hard disk LED ...
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Install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 using UEFI boot and third boot as Backtrack 5r3 and grub to select OS at startup

I have HP g6 Pavilion Laptop... And i have install windows 8 using uefi boot and ubuntu 13.04 too using uefi boot too.. While installing Ubuntu it didn't detect Windows 8...so i installed it it doing ...
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How to Install multiple Ubuntu Operating Systems with Shared Boot Partition

I have a computer (laptop) and a hard disk to which I have already created partitions for my Operating Systems and a Boot partition, which has Grub2 and the /boot files. What is the proper way to ...
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Grub Rescue set on partition that doesn't exist

I recently got a new laptop with Windows 7 installed. I downloaded 12.04 LTS ISO and created a bootable USB stick. I booted into Ubuntu on my laptop and installed Ubuntu, choosing the 'side by side' ...
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Windows 8 on SSD, Ubuntu 12.04.3 on HDD, EasyBCD not working here, how to boot into Ubuntu?

I have Windows 8 on an SSD, and I put Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a partition on my hard drive. Since the boot order is set to read from the SSD first, I had to change something. I read some related threads on ...
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Can I use Grub only for windows 7? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu and now I want to get rid of it because I hardly use it. I deleted the Ubuntu partitions, but that also broke Grub. I reinstalled Ubuntu and then repaired Grub, but I still want to ...
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Can't boot, stuck on grub rescue with no modules? [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my new computer (I have already installed it on my old computer, and everything is fine). For some reason, grub said it was not installed. Upon reboot, I reach the ...
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Making Flash Drive as a boot option

This is my issue. I just got a brand new laptop (Windows 8 Samsung). This does not have a cd drive and I wanted to do a dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. I did a "install from flash drive approach"...
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Error during system update

I'm here to ask help because since each time I do a system update I get errors on the terminal and it is impossible for me to update the kernel to more recent versions. Here I post the output of the ...
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installation of older kernel - as further option - no problem?

Have not thought deeper in earlier sitin in terminal one year ago - and there I have removed Kernel 3.2.x Now some newer Kernels have been installed like 3.5.x , 3.8.x , and 3.10.0-RC4 I want to ...
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Bootloader install failed - RAID

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on a desktop with hardware raid (3 disks in raid 5). I believe I have an ICH8 chipset, if that is relevant. So, I created an install USB stick with Startup Disk ...
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Grub rescue no such device, also cannot access BIOS

I purchased an Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6688 which came preloaded with Windows 8. I wiped that, reinstalled my own bloatware-free copy, and tried to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 on it. It has a hybrid drive, so ...
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Can I delete system reserved?

I'm currently dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu (both x64). I was able to make it work after using boot-repair via liveCD. I was wondering if I can delete windows' system reserved partition, now that ...
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Remove Grub Loader from Mac - USB Thumbdrive installation

I installed Linux from one bootable USB thumbdrive onto another bootable thumbdrive. That works. However, now my Macbook Air boots to "error: no such device: XXXXXXX... grub rescue>". If I hold ...
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Dual-boot (Win7/13.04) won't boot to Windows (no grub menu). Boot-repair didn't fix it

I installed Ubuntu using this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK8X7_tYWmA But it doesn't show the grub menu when I startup, it only boots into Ubuntu. I can look in my hard drive via the File ...
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i cant boot into lubuntu grub wont show up

I have recently installed Lubuntu as a dual boot system with windows 8 and now it just default boots to windows. Ive tried holding shift but nothing happens. If I hold esc I can go to the boot menu ...
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How to dual boot Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 13.04 x64 as BIOS, not EFI

I wanted to dual boot Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) 64-bit, but when I installed it, it didn't boot. Only Windows was booting. I installed Ubuntu with a " / " of 50&...
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Changing default font in GRUB2 - 'Unknown gsub font feature'

I wanted to change a default GRUB2 because it's to small for me. I downloaded ubuntu font and tried to convert it to *.pf2: grub-mkfont -s -16 --range=0x0-0x7f -o ./ubufont.pf2 ubuntufont.ttf but ...
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How to properly uninstall Ubuntu from dual boot? [duplicate]

Is there any other way than this Uninstalling Ubuntu from dual boot / Change bootloader ? Don't have a windows 7 disk and my laptop won't go to recovery mode since the keys are broke on the laptop. ...