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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unable to boot ubuntu with window xp

I have 500gb of HDD, my partition are like this 80 GB windows (primary partition) /dev/sda1 80 GB ubuntu 12.04 (primary partition) (/dev/sda2) and remaining extended partition of >300 GB (/dev/sda4) ...
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cannot boot ubuntu with new kernel

My host operating system is Windows 7. I have installed vmware over it. And was running ubuntu 10.04LTS using vmware. But today out of curiosity, i downloaded new kernel 3.10.1 compiled it and ...
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Does installing ubuntu touch other physical connected hard drives

In my computer I have 2 SSDs. One has Windows installed. The other is waiting to be used. If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on the empty SSD is there any chance that a single bit will be written to the ...
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Unable to Install GRUB in /dev/sda on raid drives

I'm trying to install 12.04LTS on a server but keep running into the unable to install grub error like so "Unable to Install GRUB in /dev/sda". The drives are in raid1 and I'm using fakeraid on a ...
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After 8.1 lost grub. Can i just uninstall Linux? [duplicate]

I dual booted Ubuntu alongside my windows 8. After installing windows 8.1 I lost grub and it boots straight into 8.1 and i have a watermark that says "secureboot isn't configured correctly". But I've ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu but still get Grub menu

I get the Grub menu still even though I installed Ubuntu on a separate partition which is now deleted.
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Is is possible to use two kernels at the same time?

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10 Intel VTune Amplifier stopped working. As recommeded by developer I tried to reinstall the program and manually compile the needed drivers. However I ...
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Asus G75VX / Xubuntu 13.10 EFI installation Blank Screen

I am trying to install Xubuntu 13.10 on a G75VX laptop which has Windows 8 Pre-Installed. So my installation has to be in EFI mode. I've had Xubuntu 13.10 installed in it for a while on a different ...
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12.04 server runs into grub “unknown symbol type” problem and I get stuck in grub rescue, how do I fix it?

When I try to boot I get stuck in a grub rescue prompt, with the messgae: error: unknown symbol type '13'. grub rescue> _ I hard rebooted the server over PuTTY, with the standard reboot command ...
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New installation not letting me boot to windows

I have an HP Pavilion running Windows 7. Not wanting to make any changes to my 1TB hard drive, I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a separate 40GB hard drive in the same computer. After installation, I can ...
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Grub-Customizer made Windows 7 disappear from Gurb2

I am running dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04/Windows7. I wanted to change the boot order in Grub2 to have Windows on top of the list. I installed Grub-Customizer on Ubuntu 12.04 using the following terminal ...
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Boot existing ubuntu installation on uefi, GPT BTRFS

I have looked through many of the questions, and haven't found anything that quite satisfies this problem. I have an ssd hard drive that is bootable from my old computer. It is a standard BIOS, ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu anymore after attempting upgrade

I tried to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu version 'Saucy Salamander' and someone in my household logged me out at some point during the process. Now I cant' boot up. The computer goes to a GNU GRUB ...
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Where could I found a simple view of Ubuntu's architecture? [duplicate]

Using Ubuntu and AskUbuntu, I see all these key words: Linux Kernel (header) Gnome, Grub, Grub 2, Xorg, Unity, Compiz, Metacity, ... Could I get a view about those components (and probably other ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.04.3 doesn't boot w/ EFI

I'm was actually trying to install Debian Wheezy (which failed horribly), then tried Ubuntu Server 13.04 and got the exact same problems as w/ Debian: After installing, the system doesn't show any ...
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Help with Grub2 needed post 13.10 updgrade. Grub sees my opensuse12.3 but when selected hangs with black screen.

This happened on last upgrade and I reinstalled opensuse. I want to avoid that this time. When opensuse controlled grub the options to boot either OS worked fine. The ubuntu one will not work. Are ...
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Booting error on GRUB after Backtrack installation [duplicate]

I have installed windows a 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 already, I was trying to install backtrack but at the start of the installation, I turned the computer off because it told me it was going to boot ...
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Dual installed Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows 7 does not boot

Dual installing Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows 7 was successful. I was asked to re-start and when I did it will not reboot. I received error message indication a "folder/drive" does not exist. Then a ...
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Cannot install ubuntu in dual boot with Win7 (Asus UX51VZ)

I removed Win8, changed partition table from GPT to MBR and installed Win7. The problem is that I don't see the grub after I installed ubuntu and only win7 boots. Any ideas? I tried to reinstall all ...
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How to change the header title and help message in GRUB menu?

How to change the header title and help message in GRUB menu? knowing that my Grub version is 1.99-21ubuntu3 I'm using Ubuntu 12.04
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Upgrading Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 broke my system, completely.

First, I hope that this is not a duplicate, because I found my question quite strange and unique, and I don't have any idea with it. These days I heard of the new Ubuntu release, version 13.10 and I ...
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Attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0 problem

I installed ubuntu 13.04 on a 16GB usb memory (full installation, not live usb) and boot it with vmware player 6 + plop under windows 7 64-bit host. To avoid windows format complain, I created a ...
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Laptop won't get to grub after meddling with kernels

I recently found out I had different kernel versions installed, so I removed the 3.9 kernel as proposed in this answer on my earlier question. After that, I updated my grub, but My laptop won't seem ...
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“unknown file system. Grub rescue” won't let me access to BIOS

So I installed Ubutu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 and after a week or so it stopped working and I couldn't figure out how to recover. I went back to windows for a little while and downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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grubx64.efi cannot find grub config or grub files, boots to grub console

Sony VAIO with Insyde H2O EFI bios will not boot into GRUB EFI The answer to this question was immensely helpful to me and my new Vaio Z3. The issue that I am having now is that after replacing ...
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grub is not showing ubuntu after installing redhat 6.0

I had installed Redhat 6.0 over Ubuntu 13.04 and now Ubuntu is not showing in grub list. I have tried following: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 ...
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Dual Boot System: Windows 8 starts up with black screen if started from GRUB

i don't even know if this problem has anything to do with GRUB or Ubuntu. It could be just a hardware problem. my problem started after i installed my new graphics card (Radeon HD7970). Everything ...
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How to install the grub image on a bios_grub partition and esp at the same time?

I need this to boot from portable GPT hdd on computers of both types(BIOS and EFI).
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Add console/text booting mode to grub menu

I want to have text booting mode option on grub menu screen. How do I create this menu entry?
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ubuntu partition is nowhere to be found in dual boot system

I have a dual boot system, win7 in sdb1 and ubuntu in sdb6, the latter resides on an extended partition. well up until today, update-grub2 would not find a windows partition and today I decide to try ...
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How can I recover an unallocated Ubuntu-Installation? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu as my main OS and Windows for gaming (dual boot). After I reinstalled Windows, it has, as expected, overwritten grub. I restored grub in similar situations countless times using a live-cd ...
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13.04 boots into grub prompt

I have a dell xps 15". I've been running a dual boot setup for over a year. I recently moved to 13.04. About a week later my laptop (which is a work laptop) was remotely updated by IT on the windows ...
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Operating system missing

I am running windows eight alongside Ubuntu 12.04 , using the default GNU Grub (Ubuntu loads first then i used to choose Windows 8 from the list). The computer was running normally, until just now, I ...
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Windows 8 failed to boot - Dual boot Ubuntu

Can someone help me with this? I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. Ubuntu boots perfectly, but when I select Windows 8 from the grub bootloader, I get the following error message: error: ...
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how to uninstall Linux dual boot with Windows? [closed]

I installed Kali Linux (Debian distro) dual boot with Windows 7 but there were some damages with the ISO file i downloaded so Kali didn't install correctly, please how do I uninstall Kali dual boot ...
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Show GRUB menu from the start on Ubuntu 13.04

I'm new on Ubuntu, I just installed the 13.04 version, and I'd like to know if there is any way to make the Grub menu be the first thing to appear in my screen when I tun on my computer. If there is, ...
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Install EFI-mode GRUB2 on Ubuntu booted from legacy-mode

I have searched for many posts and try some. I would like to install EFI-mode GRUB on my USB hdd on Ubuntu, but methods I found did not work. Finally I read a post that said EFI-mode GRUB can only be ...
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How can I run “grub-customizer” on Ubuntu 12:04

I need to clear up my start up screen and re-order. I have down loaded the grub-customizer apt but don't know how to run it. any and all suggestions greatfully received
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Ubuntu partition filesystem not detected after Win 8 install

I installed Windows 8 over an existing dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I thought, like all times, a simple grub reinstall would fix the issue. But this time something weird happened. I ran ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't start after boot menu, but gives startup sound

As said, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in dual boot with my previous Windows Vista on my laptop. I run the boot repair, and did Recommended Repair. I can get into Windows, but not Ubuntu. Although I can ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.04 on IBM x3300 M4 - boot failure

I installed Ubuntu Server 13.04 on an IBM x3300 M4 system. Everything was fine during the installation, and all the required updates were done automatically, but when the installation was completed ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu 12.04, getting a black screen. I tried a few things, but I can't help myself [duplicate]

I am currently unable to boot my ubuntu and am currently writing on my dual-booted windows 8.1. I'll quickly wrap-up what I did before. got ubuntu 13.04, played around a bit. Installed nvidia ...
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Can't boot up Ubuntu after changing grub file with nomodeset?

So I was trying to get Ubuntu to be able to change the screen brightness correctly, and in one of the forum posts, someone suggested to try to change the grub file with "nomodeset." After I did so, my ...
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Grub menu entry misnamed

I recently installed Several OSes on my computer. I have a harddrive with windows, and one that shares ubuntu studio and Kubuntu. Now, my question is, when i boot up the computer, and im loaded into ...
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Unable to access Windows after Ubuntu and GRUB installation

I've been trying to solve this for a while, even had a topic here: I can't boot after Ubuntu installation Long story short, I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, replacing Windows Vista. Now, ...
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I can't boot after Ubuntu installation

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.04, yet I had problems getting into any of the systems after installation [I had Windows 7 installed before]. The problem is, that after installation and restart, I ...
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Installed windows 8 alongwith existing ubuntu 13.04 ubuntu grub not installing

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6214502/ i previously had windows 7 and ubuntu 13.04 dual boot ..working perfectly.. then i did a clean installation of windows 8 over my win7 partition..it succeeded .(by ...
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Windows boot menu instead of grub

Is it possible to switch boot loaders from grub to windows? I do know if such a thing exist but it would be nice to have that option.
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fn keys to change keyboard blacklights not working

The fn + f3 and fn + f4 are not working, the others seem to be working fine. This is what I tried to do to fix it: I opened the grub file using gedit, changed the permission. changed: ...
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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 ...