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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How to remove Ubuntu 10.10 GRUB bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop alongside Windows 7, and the GRUB screen was purple. After that, I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and the GRUB screen was black. When I decided to uninstall Ubuntu 10.10, ...
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After installing Ubuntu 11.10, laptop just restart to POST or go to Internal Shell

Ok, i have been using Ubuntu since 8.04 on my old laptop, but some months ago i got a new one and since that day i'm having some bad times. First lemme describe it. It's a CCE (brazilian brand) ...
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update-grub2 not finding windows7 partition

I have Ubuntu10.10 x64 and after installing Windows 7 grub dissapear I log on with my usb to reinstall grub and now grub only shows Ubuntu... Then when I try to do update-grub2 I get this: ...
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Recover Windows after Ubuntu Install

Hi I have installed Windows xp and after that i got disk error while installing Ubuntu so I installed using new CD Disk now after successful installation of Ubuntu I didn't get grub menu it ...
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Plymouth and GRUB do not show at all [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit as my only OS on my desktop computer, which used to only run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS until I had the time to upgrade it with a fresh install. It uses integrated NVIDIA graphics ...
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Grub boot problems with older ubuntu

I have two inter-related problems on my computer. My install of 9.10 had a boot failure last week. Looks like a file was deleted or corrupted. I was unable to get it to work. Realising it was a ...
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What does GRUB setting GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=text?

To be able to boot Ubuntu 10.10 or 11.10 in my new Lenovo L5210 with Intel Sandy Bridge I need to set grub setting GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=text (or I will get a blank black screen with only a cursor in ...
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GRUB install to wrong partition has broken Windows startup

When I installed ubuntu 11.04 there was an option to choose something about the GRUB loader. The options were for each partition or the entire hard disk. I accidentally chose the Windows partition and ...
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Can Grub2 menu be hidden a la Windows?

Is there a way to hide the Grub2 menu so that it does not show by default and boots off the pre-selected OS immediately unless another key, like F8 in Windows, is pressed after BIOS to intercept the ...
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How can I install from a 9.04 live USB/DVD?

I have a 9.04 (Jaunty) ISO burned to a USB stick; it appears to be a "live DVD". When I boot from it, I get a GRUB menu listing: Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-generic (This matches the system currently ...
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grub update making automated install stuck

I am following these instructions- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticSecurityUpdates on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server 64 bit. The problem is that when the update script is executed, it gets stuck ...
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How to add WinXP partition in grub

I have 2 hardisks: one of 40GB with 2 installations of Windows XP (one in FAT and another NTFS), and another hardisk of 200GB with a BackTrack installation, Ubuntu installation and a NTFS partition. ...
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Can't log into Ubuntu 11.04

I recently dual booted my PC with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. It all worked fine for a few days but one day I logged in and instead of getting the log-in screen, I got this : BusyBox v1.17.1 ...
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GRUB - ELF magic error message after installation - how to get dual boot option?

I attempted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. (Intel i5 2300 H67 chipset) Unfortunately, after a seemingly successful installation I got the message: GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit and 32 bit on two drives

I recently acquired a 64 bit machine which works well (AMD 64 3800+). I had an old Dell P4 machine which I had configured to dual-boot 11.10 32-bit and Win XP SP3. I wish to install the disk from my ...
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Bricked 10.10 only gives me initramfs

I managed to brick my Ubuntu 10.10 laptop after updating to x-swat Nvidia and Intel drivers and now I can only get "init not found" when I boot, and I'm dumped to a initramfs text console. I won't ...
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Installing multiple versions of Ubuntu

I want to set up a system for testing where I can boot into Ubuntu 8, 9, 10, and 11. What would be the best way to partition my drive to do this? Also easiest way to configure Grub2?
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How do I add another distribution to grub2?

I've installed Gentoo in one of my hard disks. The whole hard disk is for that distro. I want a dual-boot in grub to start Ubuntu or Gentoo. Device Boot Start End Blocks Id ...
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BURG updates, but doesn't show up in boot up GRUB screen

I recently updated the Linux kernel (via the Update Manager) to 3.0.0-13. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 using BURG. Everything loaded correctly, BURG updated correctly. But when I reboot, when the ...
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No keyboard input until after GRUB

I have a computer that I dual boot between Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7. I installed Windows first, and Ubuntu second. When I boot, the GRUB menu comes up, showing me the option to select to boot to ...
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Force a particular kernel for booting

At the moment I have a 3.1 kernel installed from elsewhere and the regular 3.0.12 (upgraded to 3.0.13 today) kernel from the repos. When booting up, GRUB will choose 3.1 by default. I want it to ...
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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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Dual booting on separate hard drives

I have windows XP professional installed on 1 hard drive and Ubuntu 10.10 on my second hard drive. On start up the computer completely skips the grub menu and boots straight into 10.10. I have tried ...
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install grub on another partition

hey i want to install Ubuntu 11.10 outside windows but i want that the default boot loader to be used is window's one.also will it be possible to insert the boot location of ubuntu after removing ...
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How to remove a second Ubuntu install?

I installed Windows XP in dual-boot with Ubuntu to play Skyrim and that ended up breaking GRUB. After trying zillions of things to fix it (including using boot-repair), I installed Ubuntu in a new ...
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What is the Policy for Updating grub-pc in LTS?

After having attempted an SRU request for a small patch to grub-pc for 10.04 LTS that fixes an issue that has left many people with unbootable servers nothing has been done for some time. The patch ...
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“Try Ubuntu” on Grub menu is not displayed

I've downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 ISO image. Following the steps described on Unbutu.com site I've created a USB stick with the above image (using Startup Disk Creator from a Ubuntu 11.04 PC) Rebooting the ...
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Add btrfs root parition entry to Grub2 [closed]

I have a separate 10GB partition to test pre-release builds. This time I decided to test the btrfs as root. After finishing installation, ubiquity showed an error message stating that grub could not ...
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Unable to boot: Missing Operating system

i had installed Ubuntu 11.10 along with the another Ubuntu 11.10 which already installed in my netbook. Later I formatted the partition I newly installed. Next time when I boot it went to Grub Rescue ...
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How do I restore Grub after Windows has deleted it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) So I had a dual boot, with Windows, and Ubuntu, but I had to re-install windows for various ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 after installing 11.10

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 beta2 along with windows 7 but after installation I am not getting the boot menu and I straight away boot into Ubuntu. kindly help..!!!
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Cannot dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu?

I had Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, then I determined to install Windows 7 and keep both of them on my machine (dual boot), then I installed Window 7. And then Windows 7 was running, but Ubuntu didn't ...
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GRLDR missing error at startup [closed]

When I start Ubuntu10.10 which is installed in parallel to windows7 it shows an error Cannot find GRLDR. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart. How can I fix it and recover my data as I'd installed various ...
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Is there a way to escape to GRUB2 before system gets to the GUI log in screen?

After upgrading to 11.04 on a Dell Dimension E310 I cannot login. My keyboard and mouse have locked up. I would like to escape to GRUB2 to allow me to investigate the problem I have. I cannot even ...
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how do I move grub to SATA drive from USB flash? And make new GRUB boot ubuntu server from USB?

I have a weird situation at hand. I've no ext monitor for my server. I was loading ubuntu server from USB flash drive, till I decided to add some real HDD. After adding hdd (SATA) server doesn't ...
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I want my grub2 background to be black but setting it to black is not enough [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the purple background color in grub? The default background color for GRUB2 in ubuntu11.10 is a dark-magenta-purple. How to change this color to black so ...
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32 and 64 bit on one live USB stick

I have successfully created a bootable Live USB stick on an 8Gb drive with either the 32 and 64 bit version of 11.10 but not bother at the same time. I would like to put them both on the same stick ...
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Editing the default boot item in grub menu, a definitive answer?

Each time I've tried to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows I always have difficulty with the same thing... editing the default option on the grub boot loader. I'm now running 11.10 and have run into the ...
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Unable to install GRUB

Unfortunately (as you can see) I cannot install grub. I have tried /dev/sda as well. Here is my partitioning schema: Troubleshooting + problems: Installed Windows 8 to logical partition ...
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How to fix my MBR? While installing random Ubuntu my MBR is not getting overwritten anymore

I boot with liveUSB. But how do i fix now my MBR, so that i can re-install Ubuntu? (after installing ubuntu i get mostly this blinking cursor and black screen) root@ubuntu:~# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 11.04 / Vista 32 with a RAID 0

I tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 several time using all the informations I could gather on the web. But I still fail to install it, and as my Vista partition contains very important informations I ...
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First installation and failed to install grub-pc, how to solve this?

How to solve grub setup while first installation? (wrong, i choose before to make a new installation, but it was failed and now saying do it manually!! strange behaviour) (after installation, ...
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No operating system detected at boot, how can I retrieve my data?

I upgrade from ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 during its beta stage, and everything was working great despite a couple error messages. But suddenly LightDM started acting up, when I would type my password to ...
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Disable Computer from booting into gnome

I have a laptop running Ubuntu Server. I installed Ubuntu Desktop onto it by running sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop. Now, by default, the computer boots into gnome. What can I do to make it boot ...
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Problem with grub to dual-boot in raid system

I've got two HDs in a raid system and Windows 7 installed in a partition. When I try to install Ubuntu in the other partition, the installer says the bootloader can't be installed. I've mounted ...
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Where has grub's chain.c32 gone? I can only find chain.mod [closed]

I am trying to set up a chainload from my Arch's syslinux bootloader - but I can't find chain.c32 under /boot/grub in my Ubuntu installation. All I can find is chain.mod, so I thought I'd try using ...
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WUBI problem: when boot “no wubir”

After re-installing ubuntu via wubi i now get "no wubir" and then directs me to a menu where i have to select which mode i want. Ubuntu is fine and wubi sees no problem. what do i do?
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Can I make grub2 boot from a CD in an external USB CD drive?

I would like to boot from an external USB CD/DVD drive on a Toshiba Portege which can't. I've tried with plop, but haven't had any luck.
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Direct boot to a named USB device

Is there a method for adding an option line in the GRUB loader (Ubuntu 10.10) that directs the boot specifically to a named USB device? If so, can you provide an example of the line to add? This is ...
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Expected a dual boot system with Windows Vista, but it only boots Ubuntu

I told my friend that I would create a dual boot system with his Windows Vista and not screw it up. It only boots to Ubuntu with no boot menu. At least it kept the compressed Windows partition. How do ...