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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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 ...
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I installed on a WD Passport USB driver; how can I get grub to work correctly?

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, and installed Natty (32-bit, because it was recommended) soon after it came out. The installation process chose to put Natty onto an external USB hard drive, a 500 MB WD ...
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Burg Compatibility

Is burg compatible with Ubuntu 10.10? And if yes, are there any kind of errors that will appear if install it improperly?
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How to restore GRUB without re-installing the OS?

A friend of mine has a Packard Bell laptop that came with Windows pre-installed. I installed Ubuntu on it and it works fine, but everytime she tried to boot Windows on it (fortunately rarely) it fails ...
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How to remove GRUB selection?

I was trying to find /boot/grub/menu.lst OR /boot/grub/device.map as usual on Ubuntu Desktop or other versions to change the GRUB selection, but there is no file munu.lst or device.map in the grub ...
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Grub only finding the first 26 drives

Installing grub2 fails on my system (10.4 64Bit) with: /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdaq1. Check your device.map. Checking device.map, it only lists hd0 to hd25 ...
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Cannot install grub due to “cannot stat `aufs'” error

i have installed these OSs in the order give below *Windows7 *Ubuntu 11.04 *Fedora 15 Before installation of Fedora 15 all was working fine. Ubuntu grub shows Windows and Ubuntu in the list. When ...
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Ubuntu updated and now the option to boot into Windows XP is missing

I have a dual boot of Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP. After allowing Ubuntu to update itself and installing some new programs, I restarted the system, expecting an option to choose for Windows XP. ...
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grub-install from live CD (urgent)

I have removed mbr by mistake. Now I can't boot ubuntu, so I want to reinstall grub. I'm following this instructions. The problem is that I'm getting this error: grub-install ...
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machine showing grub menu but won't boot [closed]

I have had my machine working fine for a a long time and it never displayed the grub menu while booting. Now when I turn it on, it shows the grub menu but when I select the first option it gives an ...
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Grub-pc installing error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub-pc installing error Trying to fix my apt-get upgrade, it always stopped at setting up grub-pc... I read somewhere that I should purge remove my grub2 and then ...
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External USB drive won't stop after shutdown

After shutdown I notice that both the USB hub and the external USB drive remain active (lights on): the next time I try to boot the system hang after grub and I have to do a hard reboot. After that ...
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Kubuntu bootloader overwritten by windows bootloader. Cant choose to run Kubuntu anymore!

My laptop had Kubuntu installed earlier but then I made a new installation of windows 7 ultimate. Now I cannot choose to run Kubuntu anymore as its bootloader was overwritten. How can I configure my ...
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Fixing GRUB2 Vista problem

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and found that the GRUB menu was showing Windows Vista for recovery mode and vice-versa. How can I fix this error?
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GRUB/BURG listing a lot of os's [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the unwanted entries from the boot menu? I guess I've got more than one ubuntu installation (either two or three) along with a windows 7 installation. Each ...
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Frustrated with Ubuntu and SoftwareRaid 5

I'm a complete newbie to Ubuntu, but so far, I've had no luck installing a software RAID5 with Ubuntu. I've already installed Ubuntu Server 11.04 about 3 times. I followed the software raid ...
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Removed Kernel by mistake [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restore a system after accidentally removing all kernels? I was trying to remove some older versions of my kernel to decrease the GRUB menu size. And I removed ...
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After Natty 11.04 installation system won't boot

my notebook is an Acer Extensa 2902LMi with following components: Pentium M 715 Intel 855PM chipset Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9700 64 VRAM 512MB RAM I run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS for ...
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Can I control which session I want to login at Grub loading?

Is there a way by which I can choose if I want to login to ubuntu(unity) or ubuntu classic at grub loading it self. I have autologin enabled and I want to choose the session at the starting. Or is ...
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Cannot get to Grub after addition of new Win7 drive and install of 11.04

The TL:DR on this is that I had a working dual-boot. I then added a new drive with Win7. Which works fine and serves most of my needs, but I cannot now get to Linux. I'd like to get to Linux ...
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How do I boot from a grub menu?

I recently added another partition to my hardrive where ubuntu was installed to and afterwards when I booted ubuntu I got sent to the grub rescue> terminal. The fix for that was that I had to ...
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Grub loader problem

I recently updated my Wubi install form 10.10 to 11.04. This had problems, so I finally took the plunge and gave Ubuntu its own partition. It all seemed to go very well (I even got a purple bootscreen ...
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How can I undo the effects of grub-reboot?

I accidentally ran sudo grub-reboot 4 (background) twice in a row, and now GRUB permanently boots to the fourth menu item. How can I restore the default boot behavior?
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How can I “reboot into” the non-default operating system in a dual-boot configuration?

When I need to use Windows, I: Reboot Wait for the Grub boot menu to appear Choose the Windows menu item in Grub Is there a way to just "reboot into" Windows so that I don't have to stay at the ...
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How can I stop windows from always booting first?

I tried to make a dual boot setup on my computer. Already had windows 7 installed on one hard drive, then tried to install ubuntu on part of another hard drive. When i turn my computer on windows7 ...
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Is it safe to resize root partition?

My HDD is partitioned into two equal sized partitions. First is being used for Windows and Second for Ubuntu. Everything is working fine. But now I want to remove Windows and use the disk completely ...
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GRUB 2 resolution: Possible resolutions not listed in vbeinfo or hwinfo --framebuffer [closed]

I tried to set the same resolution i use for the Desktop for GRUB2 (1920x1080x32). Why is this resolution neither listet in the output of hwinfo --framebuffer nor in that of vbeinfo on GRUB 2 ...
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Skip hitting enter at the boot option and directly boot the system

I have recently installed ubuntu 9.10 desktop edition. I had to do manual shutdown pressing the power & reset button 2-3 times. So when ever I power on the system, the system waits at the boot ...
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Will replacing GRUB with BURG increase my system's boot time?

I guess BURG will require more time to start, because it displays some eye-candy graphics. If I replaced GRUB with BURG, would the time required to boot into Ubuntu be significantly longer?
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Doesn't start up properly after upgrade

I cannot enter my desktop after an update last night. I realize that they was add another release version(lines) in the GRUB. How can I fix the problem? should I run update again using recovery mode? ...
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One click shutdown Ubuntu and load into alternative bootup

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. My GRUB bootloader defaults to Ubuntu. I mainly use Ubuntu, but I occasionally need to bootup Windows to do a few things. If I need to do ...
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How do you recover from formating your partition with grub?

I had my laptop's HDD separated in 3 partitions: NTFS - Win XP install (primary) NTFS - common space (extended) ext4 - Ubuntu 10.10 (extended) Running out of space, I deleted my 2nd partition, and ...
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How to set grub2 to recognize xubuntu as xubuntu and not as ubuntu?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop. And now I wanted to try Xubuntu and Lubuntu(both version 11.04). And when I installed Xubuntu and Lubuntu, grub2 recognize them both as Ubuntu instead of ...
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What does this parser error mean and how can it be fixed?

Well, I messed up everything and was forced to remove and re-install the system. Everything is fixed now, but for the sake of knowledge, I want to know what this error means exactly. It shows up after ...
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Problem with grub [closed]

I have an Intel i5 660, I've installed only Ubuntu 11.04 but when I boot my screen remains black, I can hear classic login sound but nothing happen, unique way to enter in Ubuntu is in recovery mode ...
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Other Linux Distros deleting Ubuntu from GRUB

Ok, so I installed Fedora on a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu machine to see which distro I liked better, and now Ubuntu doesn't appear in the GRUB menu. In fact, Windows doesn't either. There are ...
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Cannot install burg: error during installation

I tried to install burg and I got an error. I've used the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install sudo apt-get install burg ...
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GRUB2 lost my Windows 7 install

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 about a week ago and have been able to dual boot between it and Windows 7 without any difficulty. A few days ago I went to boot windows and it wasn't in GRUB's menu. Per ...
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How to remove/ignore most recent kernel?

After the most recent kernel upgrade, my system hangs during boot. Since my machine seems especially persnickety about pulling up the grub menu*, what is the best way to set the previous kernel as ...
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Several GRUB error messages on startup

Fresh Natty installation gives me some GRUB error messages on startup: error: file not found. error: file not found. error: no suitable mode found. error: no video mode activated. error: file not ...
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getting error on grub installation

I get this error when I run grub-install: cp: cannot stat `/usr/local/lib/grub/i386-pc/*.mod': No such file or directory I thought I'd run grub-mkconfig for a fresh configuration file that ...
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Grub-Customizer (How to fix your dual-boot in case you miss the right boot option) [closed]

Have you ever installed Grub-Customizer? Yes, it's a nice tool for rearrange our boot system and gain some extra space in the discs. Very usefull though! But, as i recomende that you install this ...
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How do I manually boot from the grub prompt after do-release-upgrade?

I read a couple of other questions on this topic and they both pointed to the Grub2 community documentation and installing grub configs from an install disk. I had some trouble with the ...
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How can I set up grub to recognize an encrypted windows partition? [closed]

My work laptop has an encrypted windows 7 installed. I just installed ubuntu 11.04 at another partition. Grub did not recognize my Windows installation. So, as I boot, there is no option to boot it ...
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System refuses to boot at the first attempt

everyone. After the upgrade to natty my system started to refuse booting at the first attempt. More details: on the grub menu i'm trying to start ubuntu and this causes errors: error: file not found ...
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Dual booting Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty: should I share /home and/or other partitions?

There are two prior questions that tangentially touch on this here & here. It's not really what I'm after though. I plan on installing Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty in a dual-boot scenario. ...
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Reduce the number of kernels with _GRUB2_/Ubuntu 10.04

Dear Community! I need it to do it automagically: In the "old days" I just installed the startupmanager and set that that it automaticly only leaved the last 2 fresh kernels, so even if a kernel ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 lost MBR

I think I've lost my MBR upgrading from ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. During the upgrade it gave me a message saying which partitions did I want the grub details to go on, saying if I was unsure to select ...