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".

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

1
vote
1answer
2k views

Ubuntu install hangs at “Installing the 'grub2' package…”

So i'm trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop, it seems to work fine until it tries to install grub. I haven't seen progress the past hour and this is the second attempt. I'm trying to install 13.10, ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

Ubuntu boot option does not appear while booting; installed Ubuntu with Windows 8

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a separate disk , (that previously was unallocated space ) following the link: Link to the installation guide Running the installer from Try Ubuntu option. ...
0
votes
2answers
407 views

Ubuntu install (replacing Elementary OS) fails after BIOS

I have an Acer Aspire M5-583P laptop which has ElementaryOS on it as its main OS. I was going to replace it with Ubuntu but while installing (from USB drive) an error occurred; it stopped installing ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Failed to install via USB (GRUB Didnt install) [duplicate]

Hey I´m getting this Error when trying to instal Ubuntu 12.04 via an USB bootable drive I´ve made with the steps provided on the ubuntu download page. This is what it says (Well Kind of, because I´m ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

How do I install a kernel driver so that it is not loaded at all times?

I would like to install a kernel driver that is under development and I'm afraid that it could affect the stability of my system. So I would like this driver to only be loaded at certain times (when I ...
2
votes
1answer
143 views

Grub2: Please explain me what does this command do?

I'm learning grub2. The following code shows a menu entry to boot an ubuntu image. > menuentry "Ubuntu 12.04.2 ISO" { > set isofile="/home/<username>/Downloads/ubuntu-12.04.2-...
1
vote
0answers
535 views

Why is my laptop keyboard malfunctioning after running boot-repair?

So, after using boot-repair to fix (reinstall) a Grub issue, some of the keys on my laptop have ceased to work. The specific keys are ;,',/,0,-,= and p. I tried swapping back to the live CD I ran boot-...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

Dual boot to windows 7

i just installed ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 7 but now my computer automatically boots to ubuntu. i want windows 7 as my default operating system. when i start up my laptop it shows me no settings ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

efi disk read error and secure boot error before GRUB splashscreen

I have finally got Ubuntu and Windows 8 booting correctly under EFI on Dell i660. However I am seeing error message right before the GRUB splash screen - error: efi disk read error. (x3) These are ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

re-Install grub in ubuntu partition

I had been using Easybcd in windows to manage the bootloader. But, when i resized my ubuntu partition, grub went haywire and now I am stuck with using grub at the mbr level(i had to use boot repair to ...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

cant boot with graphics in uefi

I really searched for information to this problem but none of the guides or threads on forums have helped, either i cant search or this havent come up. No nomodeset, forcevesa, turning brightness up ...
2
votes
1answer
91 views

Grub Power Down If Idle

So, I have reign over 200 PCs at my work place, which are all dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu. We want to encourage usage of both OSes, so there is no timeout to the GRUB screen. GRUB will remain on screen ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Black screen appears when I select Ubuntu at the boot screen

I tried to install ubuntu 12.10 but the installation didn't complete. It got stuck at the last moment and my PC restarted after that. Now it shows four options. Advance menu for Ubuntu, Ubuntu and two ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

GRUB2: When I choose Windows 8, error invalid EFI file path

I had a problem with install Ubuntu 13.04 next to Windows 8. I have a Dell inspiron 15 notebook with UEFI. In Boot-setup I changed to Legacy Boot on and switched UEFI boot off. Then I installed ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Is it possible to upgrade Windows without affecting Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed on my computer. Even if most of the time I use Ubuntu, I would like to upgrade win7 to win8.1 (as student I have it free). I'm wondering if the ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

Dual boot with Windows 7 Ubuntu not booting

Have been working on this for about a week now and if i had any hair i would have torn it out by now! I am a noob when it comes to all things Linux but am learning fast and think i know my way around ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Re-install after graphic driver issues

So I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on a brand new build. I had only used for about a week and then I was prompted to update my nvidia drivers. Upon restarting, I was getting the purple screen ...
0
votes
2answers
162 views

Boot menu does nor show any option

I have a windows 8 sony vaio computer with UEFI bios firmware. I installed Ubuntu onto my system into another partition. Everything worked except when I wanted to boot wondows 8. The grub menu does ...
-1
votes
1answer
83 views

Installtion of Ubuntu 12.04 stuck at the end

Am installing Ubuntu 12.04 next to Windows XP Prof. Installation went all the way thro to "restart", now is stuck on a black screen list beginning, "starting crash report" and ending with " asking all ...
0
votes
1answer
222 views

“Ubuntu” and “Ubuntu 13.10” in my Grub boot list

I have got "Ubuntu" as well as "Ubuntu 13.10" in the list of boot-able partitions when Grub appears. How can I fix this? This is what my grub looks like: Ubuntu Advanced options for Ubuntu Ubuntu 13....
1
vote
2answers
555 views

Not Getting OS Selection menu after Boot-Repair

I had Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed on my laptop with /home partition of about 246GB (and all other partitions like / and /boot etc. with variable sizes). I shrinked the drive and made a new one of 100GB ...
1
vote
1answer
232 views

“Configuring grup-pc” what should I choose?

I have a RAID 0 (2x 300GB drives) with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 (58GB ext4 partition, with 5GB swap partition) on them. I have just managed to get my dual boot working. However, as I went to ...
1
vote
1answer
496 views

How to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual-boot system with 13.10 CD?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a dual-boot setup, across a RAID 0 (2x 300GB). When I insert the Ubuntu CD it says I can: Install alongside Get rid of both Something else When I go to "...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I install and configure Grub to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows?

I have a Lenovo v570 and need to run Linux. The steps I took are: Delete the small Lenovo partition. Defragment the hard disk drive Shrink the C: boot primary partition Download Ubuntu LTS Burn ...
0
votes
0answers
220 views

Change file system state in recovery mode [duplicate]

Sorry for the format, but im trying to do this on my smartphone since my ubuntu is down lol. I am trying to run the command sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current in the root shell prompt but I am getting ...
-2
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
392 views

How to remove Debian screen at system start?

I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS on my Lenovo S205 laptop. Five days back, I was trying to install "mailutils" and "sendmail" for learning purpose. Since I installed this, I get a Debian screen when I start my ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Ubuntu 12.04 UEFI dualboot Win7

I have new laptop Asus N76 with 500GB HDD and 256 SSD. Windows 7 is installed on HDD with partitions: /dev/sda1 fat32 200MB boot (GPT) /dev/sda2 unknown 128MB msftres /dev/sda3 ntfs 94GB ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Can I set Ubuntu 12.10 to automatically reboot to Windows once only?

Is there some way when I'm in Ubuntu 12.10 that I can set it to reboot automatically to Windows just once, so that when I'm in Windows I can reboot and it will automatically boot back into Ubuntu? I ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

grub repair does not work

I nearly giving up of the computer world. after installing twice windows and later Ubuntu, grub was not installed. the grub repair don't work. I am loosing my mind. I first installed windows XP on the ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

System will not boot without USB thumb drive inserted

I've had this issue before when trying out Linux Mint, but I was unable to get any assistance. I was then lead to believe that it was a problem related to Mint, and not grub. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
685 views

Installation stuck at xubuntu ubiquity: Setting up grub-efi-amd64-signed - how can I overcome this?

When trying to install Xubuntu 13.10, it always stops at xubuntu ubiquity: Setting up grub-efi-amd64-signed (1.22.1+2.00-19ubuntu2.1) ... It's just stuck there. Nothing is happening, although I ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Black screen after grub menu [duplicate]

Recently i randomly opened my computer and selected ubuntu 12.04 from grub. the screen changed into a black screen and thhe login screen never showed up. I've tried stuff from other forums posting ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Ubuntu will not boot after upgrade

I upgraded from 10.04 to the next version and now I see the Ubuntu logo briefly and the screen goes blank. I can get to the recovery mode. How can I fix this problem without losing the existing data?
30
votes
5answers
10k views

Decrease GRUB timeout

The GRUB timeout is 8 seconds. Can this be turned down to 2 or 3 seconds? What is the best way to do this?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

GRUB not booting correctly after dual boot install

I followed these instructions to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) I was successfully able to install ubuntu. But then I ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Windows 8 / Ubuntu in GRUB

I had problem with mounting "Windows disk" in ubuntu, I have solved this. But now I need help with GRUB. I can't boot Windows by selecting windows drive because I have installed GRUB on all disks. So, ...
0
votes
2answers
693 views

question about dual booting other linux distro with ubuntu 12.04 LTS

My current setup: Windows 7 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS My partition setup is this. (I used EasyBCD to resolve Grub) I followed this tutorial. It works flawlessly but i seldom use win7, so i plan to install ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Ubuntu having a weird problem whille detecting for /

This is happening rapidly and since 3 days. It has happened 3 times. when the boot splash screen appears, while booting, i see an error saying that problems were detected while checking for / and ...
2
votes
1answer
14k views

Ubuntu 13.04 won't boot after grub

I ran into a problem with Ubuntu 13.04. I installed it without any problems. When I reboot my machine it hangs on a black screen with a blinking cursor after grub. I tried recovery mode as well ...
0
votes
1answer
171 views

GRUB problem in 13.04

i have installed ubuntu 12.04 in lenovo G580 laptop. after installed successfully restarted my laptop. "grub not found" massage appeared when ever pressed power button. i reinstated again and ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Problems with Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 Dualboot Surface Pro

I've been having this problem this whole day and it's been killing me... I'm following Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? this guide to dual boot my Microsoft Surface Pro with Ubuntu 13.04. The main ...
-1
votes
1answer
768 views

Kernel Panic, unable to mount root [duplicate]

I have recently dual booted to ubuntu 13.10 with windows 8. I have windows 8 before having ubuntu, I had to do a boot-repair so I can choose which to load, it all went fine, no problem. But then ...
0
votes
1answer
238 views

Install 13.10 on SSD fails

Got some new parts today and decided to rebuild my main computer. Among the parts were a Crucial 240gb SSD. I boot from the live-dvd and partition 200gb of the SSD as "/", and put "/home" on my ...
0
votes
3answers
316 views

Best most Stable partition layout for Linux

I had had many issues regarding data loss due to GRUB breakage & unable to boot in my OS e.g see my latest mishap here: Grub rescue unknown filesystem...the ultimate hopelessness The problem lies ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

GRUB2: Always fails to boot have to do a manual configfile on each boot

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1690610/ After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 from a USB Thumb Drive, (Using UNetBootin to Copy the ISO to the Thumb Drive ... If that matters.) I installed Ubuntu onto ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

After re-installing wubi/ubuntu and use old root.disk , I get thrown to Grub shell

My wubi files were corrupted and i had to re-install ubuntu (through wubi) again. Before i un-installed the old ubuntu i saved the old root.disk in external drive.After i installed i tried to boot ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to insert linuxefi module during boot

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 with kernel 3.11.0-14-generic. Everything was working fine, but then I did a routine software update and the computer would then not boot. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what ...
0
votes
1answer
726 views

find command not available in GRUB 2 terminal

I went through this document of gparted. Under the heading Fixing GRUB boot problem it mentioned using find command. But I don't find the command when I run. While booting my Ubuntu 13.04, in GRUB 2 ...