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 Wubi, without causing boot issues?

I have Windows 7 as my main host OS, and then i installed Wubi Ubuntu 11.04. Later to this i installed a partition Ubuntu 11.10 ( beta 2). So altogether i have Windows 7, 11.04 (Wubi) 11.10 beta 2 ...
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Shutdown gets stuck [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04, with unity. It's an "inside windows" installation using Wubi, and I've installed on an external USB-HDD. More and more now, my computer does not shut down properly. It gets ...
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How to recover grub2?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 and then after that, I upgraded my Lubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. The grub2 initiated through the installation overwrote the grub written by Ubuntu. After that, I can't find any boot ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after installing Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) Recently I reinstalled Windows XP on my laptop which also have Ubuntu 9.10 installed, but after ...
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Default kernel is missing from grub 1 menu

I have Ubuntu 11.04 dual boot with xp. I have upgraded to natty from ubuntu 10.11 by using command do-release-upgrade some months ago. The update manager asked for some updations included the ...
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My kernel won't boot. What steps should I take?

I installed versions 2.6.38~10 and 2.6.38~11 of the Linux kernel via apt-get and unfortunately neither one boots at all. As soon as I select the kernel in GRUB, the kernel panics and the CAPS LOCK key ...
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Removing test OS and effects on GRUB

I already dual-boot my laptop with a Windows 7 and an Ubuntu 10.10 partition. Since this is both a development and experimenting system, I made a small 15 GB partition for the purpose of trying out ...
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Booting Ubuntu with GRUB2: how to add boot entry to GRUB2?

Last night, I decided to take the plunge, and install Ubuntu as complimentary part to my dual boot system (with Windows 7). Unfortunately, the entire process has been a struggle uphill, namely with ...
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After apt-get autoremove: Missing Operating System

after a sudo apt-get upgrade I was told that some packages could be safely removed. I guess these were old kernels, so I did sudo apt-get autoremove but now the system won't start anymore and just ...
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1st time install of Ubuntu as dual boot on my Win 7 notebook now GRUB error?

novice here, and I just installed Ubuntu as dual boot. Now I just get the "rescue grub error" and cant run either windows or Ubuntu. I have no idea what to do despite reading the post here as some ...
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How can I repair a new kernel version and omit the “Previous Linux versions” from GRUB?

A few days ago, I upgraded to a new kernel. Unfortunately, before the installation was finished, the computer froze and I had to restart it forcefully. Now, in GRUB, it shows the new kernel and below ...
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Re-installing Grub2, getting error on grub-probe

When i was trying to reinstall grub for my ubuntu 10.04 from a 11.04 live cd, i was getting error as: grub-probe error: error: cannot find a drive for /media/Linux/boot/grub (is /dev mounted?) My ...
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How to install a limited bootloader

When I installed Ubuntu on my USB flash drive (a proper permanent install, not a live cd with casper), the installer recognized the operating system on the host computer, a laptop, and made an entry ...
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Kernel 2.6.38-10 and 2.6.38-11 unable to boot in AHCI mode

I switched in my BIOS (on an old Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2H, rev. 1.1, Bios F1) the SATA settings from "Native IDE" to "AHCI" and was surprised that GRUB2 was not able to boot my kernel anymore. It ...
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Blank screen with blinking cursor after install

I find that sometimes when I install Ubuntu 11, I get a blank screen with a blinking cursor... what's wrong? Following this answer Press shift during boot e to edit entry (quiet splash to text) ...
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Won't boot if USB stuff is plugged in? [closed]

Edit: it fixed itself, but I have no idea how... I have a new laptop running Ubuntu 11.04. If I have certain USB devices (a wireless mouse, or my camera, but not a USB flash drive) plugged in to any ...
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Grub looks different on reboot (as opposed to cold boot) - and Ubuntu doesn't load [closed]

I've just installed Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.04 on an old HP xw4300 workstation. When Ubuntu loaded for the first time, I was prompted to install the proprietary nVidia drivers, which I did. Now, I'm ...
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How to have a grub like in Ubuntu-Light?

How can I make my grub screen look like that of Ubuntu Light. I would like to have a GRUB menu similar to this picture:
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Expanding /boot… how to proceed?

I just installed Ub 10.04.2 LTS -64bit on a new drive in my new laptop. Didn't allocate enough space for /boot partition, and Update Manager choked on updating the kernel -- or at least I think ...
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How do I fix a kernel not found Grub error? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 using wubi. It was working fine till now. When it suddenly gave me a error. When i select the Ubuntu option in Grub on start up, it opens for a second and the suddenly a Grub ...
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After fixing boot resolution (due to Nvidia driver install) login resolution is lower [closed]

These are the steps I made: Install Ubuntu 11.04 Update the system Install NVidia driver I fixed the Grub and plymouth resolution issue Then a problem appeared: the login screen resolution is ...
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How do I get the GRUB menu to display?

I've been having this issue with my hp dv7t laptop. I fixed it using the recommended option: set GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.modeset=0" and run update-grub. However, that caused ...
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GRUB menu entry to boot *Ubuntu [closed]

Goal: have a GRUB menu entry which will boot *Ubuntu on a USB stick. Constraints: GRUB, NOT GRUB2. Currently trying with KUbuntu 10.04.3, but any other flavour/version will be accepted. At ...
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How do I boot to a windows recovery partition from GRUB on a Toshiba computer?

This should be simple but I cannot figure out how to do it. I've been dual booting Ubuntu and Vista for a while. About 8 months ago, I realized my windows partition got corrupted and wouldn't boot. ...
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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 do I fix grub so that it shows up during boot?

I installed ubuntu alongside windows but grub wont show during boot and windows starts instead. I used a liveCD and followed these instructions https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair But ...
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Recovering Grub [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? Are there some resources that could help me recover from Grub2 problems? I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 on my hard disk. I had Grub2 as ...
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failed to boot grub when adding a windows partition on XP

First,I installed XP working. Second,I installed Ubuntu 10.10 64 bits working,and I have some disk space unused. Third,I boot into XP and use XP's tool to add one partition D. But when I reboot,the ...
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wubi has an error now directs to menu

when booting i have the option to select Ubuntu or windows but when selecting ubuntu instead of going to Ubuntu boot screen it goes to the Ubuntu boot menu where you can select, kernel or another ...
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Grub can't find RAID partition in fresh install of 11.04

I attempted to install 11.04 on a Dell PowerEdge-R610 that has a LSI SAS1068E-based hardware RAID setup (I think). Installer finishes without a hitch, but upon reboot, it appears that Grub can't find ...
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How to create Grub boot disk?

So I'm doing a test. I've installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 side-by-side. Now, I'd like to be able to launch the Ubuntu install from within Windows using VirtualBox. I was following the ...
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Corrupted partition when it was updated to 11.04 including grub? [closed]

This problem seems centered around me, it has happened twice! Description of the Problem My Linux partition (ext4) got corrupted. I believe a bad superblock ... So when I boot my computer I get no ...
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How to move from Mint 9 to Ubuntu 10.10?

I have a Mint 9 & Windows 7 laptop, that I, obviously, want to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10. I do want to keep the dual boot, and I do not want to keep the Mint. I have Burg controlling the boot - ...
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How can I recover Endpoint Encryption bootloader?

I have a bit of a problem. I have a Win 7 partition encrypted with Mcafee Endpoint Encryption. I used to boot with MEE, but GRUB replaced that bootloader. I made the huge mistake of not making a ...
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Accidentaly removed ubuntu from GRUB. How do I get it back?

I used grub-customizer to remove some old entries, but I made a mistake and now there's only Windows left in GRUB. I tried booting into ubuntu through grub's command line but I don't know how to do ...
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How do I restore grub after I ran a fixmbr command?

I have deleted a partition which had an incomplete ubuntu install using Windows 7 partition manager. Other than that I had a different partition with a working ubuntu but when I deleted the partition ...
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Ubuntu not booting after removing linux partition

I know it's stupid now, after I checked the internet, but I just formatted a partition that I had installed GRUB to. Now, whenever I boot, I end up with ERROR 15 (which means "FILE NOT FOUND"). So, ...
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Installing Ubuntu at my laptop (having windows 7 already - dual boot)

I want to install Ubuntu (11.04) at my laptop wich already has windows 7. The laptop has one HDD which came with 3 partitions.One hidden for the recovery(ASUS) the one as the partition for the ...
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What is recommeded file system for a grub partition?

What might be the recommendation file system for a grub partition, so that it will be accessed from most of linux or windows or osx systems.
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Creating a dedicated grub partition before installing ubuntu

I have suffered from boot configuration a lot. If windows is installed above ubuntu, ubuntu doesn't boot. if ubuntu is installed above windows then windows goes away. Of course, reinstalling grub ...
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Grub prompt after upgrade to 11.04

I realize that there are a lot of information on here/Google about this, but I think my problem is different. I upgraded 9.10 -> 10.04 -> 10.10 -> 11.04. 11.04 failed and I was stuck at the grub ...
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Alternative to grub

On my nettop (nvidia ion) grub takes ~2 min to load (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/443113). Can I use some alternative bootloader to work around this issue? How to set it up?
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Why does grub store multiple kernels?

Is there some sort of best practice around removing them (when/how/why)? What is the point of keeping them around in the first place and why would you even put them in grub? I guess there is not a ...
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Create Live CD / Remastersys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remaster Ubuntu How Can I create Live cd / Backup CD which can be use to install on another Computer. I have tried to do this with Remastersys and Ubuntu 11.04. ...
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How can I boot to and access my Windows 7 partition or reinstall Ubuntu?

I'm running a dual boot windows7/ubuntu box and I deleted my ubuntu partition from windows because I had a problem updating to ubuntu 11.04. When I boot my PC, I get an "error cannot find partition" ...
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Get back geeky grub [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable the purple splash screen at boot? I installed Ubuntu Natty but I dont like the loader. The puprle screen gets on my nerves and I miss seeing all the ...
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How to always boot into a CLI environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? The title says it all really. I've got Xubuntu 11.04 working as a file server which I SSH into. 90% of the time it's headless and ...
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I get a second menu on my dual boot machine after I choose Windows XP, I then have to choose again

I installed windows XP Home on a new built machine. The boot from CD was not working so to get the Ubuntu 9.04 disk to run I installed the Ubuntu 9.04 boot/autorun/start utility. The installation ...
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Grub command showing on system boot

I installed Windows on dual boot machine with Ubuntu, so I lost Ubuntu. I wanted to get that dual screen boot menu back so just followed this link ...
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Boot options menu disappeared

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu both installed on my machine, but for some reasons I re-installed Windows 7, and now when the system starts, I can't see GRUB menu, which normally appears asking using for ...