Questions tagged [grub-legacy]

GRUB Legacy is any version of the Grub bootloader that is older than GRUB 1.9x / Grub 2, such as 0.97.

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How can I change grub bootloader while installing Ubuntu?

I have installed Debian 10 on my device which is loaded by grub boot loader, now I want to install Ubuntu minimal on my device, but when I want to boot my mini.iso, its installation won't load and I'...
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Unable to boot Lubuntu 20.04 after a clean install

I had a old nettop on which I thought I would install Lubuntu. I installed Lubuntu and the installation was successful. But when I restarted after the installation the system wont boot. it will say no ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on external SSD of laptop which has no internal HDD? It goes into a boot loop

My Acer laptop has a broken internal SATA connector on its motherboard and I am not able to get the BIOS detect any Internal Hard. But I have been able to boot Windows-To-Go from external SSD as well ...
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GRUB Stuck at startup and nothing works

When I start my laptop a black screen with blinking cursor appears and nothing happens. Then I restart my laptop holding shift key and finally GRUB_ appeared but after that when I press e key or c key ...
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Legacy back to uefi please asap help

Recently, I forgot my bios supervisor password. I installed Ubuntu in legacy. Now if I go to my bios using unlock password provided by biosbug.com But all the options are greyed out. I can only select ...
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No bootable device(please Help!)

I finally finished to installing ubuntu on my hp pavilion labtop(I had many problems during this process for last 20 hours), anyway it seems ready to use now. But I still have a few more problems, I ...
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Converting Ubuntu 20.04 boot from legacy to UEFI after installation

Dual booting.I installed my Ubuntu in legacy mode because windows(10) didn't recognize the USB in UEFI. Is there any way to convert the grub from legacy to UEFI boot? OR is there any way to re-install ...
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How to reinstall MBR and UEFI Grub in Ubiquity installation?

Edit: I am sorry if I used the term bootloader, MBR, GRUB, GRUB UEFI interchangeably because I am not sure what's their difference. The point is I how to repair the part/partition/bootloader/grub/mbr ...
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Windows 10 in LEGACY mode + dual boot Ubuntu Studio 20.04

I have Windows 10 installed in Legacy mode (upgraded from Win7) and I want to add Ubuntu Studio 20.04 (dual boot). Is it safe just to start installation disk and allow Ub.Studio to install itself ...
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Device to install bootloader for dual boot on separate drives (BIOS legacy)

Dear Ubuntu community, I have a 500gb SSD which has my win10 and will have a new/empty 2tb SSD which I'll install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on. When it comes to picking a device for installing the bootloader, ...
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Xubuntu 20.04 apparently has no PPT security option in BIOS for legacy boot on some computers

I am trying to install Xubuntu 20.04 by cloning from a flash drive to my Dell Optiplex 7010 desktop and there is no PPT Security option in the BIOS under Security in either legacy or uefi mode so can'...
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Ubuntu windows dual boot with ubuntu on sata ssd and windows in hdd caddy

I want my ubuntu ( or any other linux) on my sata ssd and windows on my HDD Caddy. Is it possible? If yes what's the procedure? How to configure GRUB? Why i want this? Well, i dont have large ssd or ...
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Windows 10 boots to purple screen with broken diagonal lines from grub menu after installing Ubuntu 18.04

I installed 18.04 having already Windows 10 in the system. I had set Windows 10 on recovery mode, installed Ubuntu, then this happened when I came back to deactivate recovery mode. BIOS is on Legacy ...
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Grub efi won't boot windows 10 installed as legacy

I installed Ubuntu 18.0.4.4 on my laptop which already has Windows 10 installed, on it. It uses an mbr partition table. During installation I created an efi partition for Ubuntu to boot and I had a ...
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Install grub from LiveUSB: Can't find efi directory

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop. But grub can't install due to multiple mount errors. I tried to install it from a LiveUSB, but sudo chroot /mnt fails with #grub-install /dev/sda Installing for ...
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Windows 10 option in ubuntu grub not working [duplicate]

I've been trying to dual boot Windows 10 / Ubuntu on my Lenovo Ideapad 320, so I first install Windows 10 (legacy), then installed Ubuntu 18.04 (and 17.04)(also legacy). In the process of installing,...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - legacy boot - grub not finding grub.cfg

Long story short. I managed to blow away my drives partition table. Easy enough to recover. But, i've been unable to boot successfully since. Initially went into live boot off a USB with 16.04 and ...
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error: no suitable video mode found. Booting in blind mode

I am trying to install Ubuntu 19.04 server using bootable stick (USB) on Dell VEP4600. I am getting error: no suitable video mode found. Booting in blind mode Can you please help me to resolve this ...
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Is that ok dual boot with two different firmware(Winodws vs linux, between UEFI and Legacy)?

I have installed windows 10 on UEFI and Ubuntu 19.04 in legacy mode. When pc booting I change between UEFI and Legacy. When the UEFI mode pc boot with windows and legacy mode it will boot ubuntu. Is ...
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Not able to start in windows 10 after installing ubuntu18

Help needed! Steps I have done :- Windows-10 was preinstalled in my laptop. created bootable pendrive in rufus(for ubuntu-18). Modified Boot Mode from 'UEFI to Legacy mode'..changed 'boot option to ...
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Error while Dual Booting Ubuntu with Windows 10

I've almost gone through every piece of article there is on Dual booting Ubuntu. And still cannot find solution to my problem. I hope someone here can help me. What I have done: Found out that my ...
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How does the Grub menu actually Works?

After installing Ubuntu alongside Windows (Dual - boot) , I found that , no matter which partition I set as active (bootable) , Grub Menu automatically comes & I can boot to any O/s. I marked ...
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Doubt about Windows 10 in UEFI mode and Ubuntu in Legacy mode

I've got a doubt about uefi/legacy mode. I'm looking for an advice because I'm not really sure about what can happens. My problem is the following: my laptop have already installed Windows 10 in UEFI (...
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No grub menu after Ubuntu 16.04 installation alongside W10

I received a Lenovo T460 laptop with W10 pre-installed. I installed Ubuntu16.04 using an USB pendrive. I deactivate the fast boot and select Bios both UEFI and Legacy for the secure boot. But after ...
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Ubuntu works in legacy mode and Windows works in UEFI, How could I make both work in dual boot, Alienware R-3?

I am on alienware R-3. I did the following steps multiple times with different partitions without any luck. In bios changed RAID-0 to ACHI In bios changed secure mode to disable Logged into ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 is too slow on my Asus r558ur

Ubuntu 18.04 is too slow on my Asus r558ur with 8GB RAM, 8GB swap area, 2GB Nvidia GeForce 930mx. All the graphics elements seem to appear in a sliding motion with some lag and even dragging windows ...
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FWUPD Dell XPS 13 9370

I have a Dell XPS 13 9370 with NVME SSD and I am running Ubuntu 18.10, GNOME 3.30.1. I am running Firmware 1.6.3 and want to update to the recently released 1.7.3. Unfortunately fwupd doesn't ...
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Cannot boot my dual-boot computer. Problem with grub [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo G70 laptop with a dual boot of Elementary OS and Windows 10. I decided to change my Elementary OS partition to Ubuntu 18.04. When I connected my bootable USB, my computer didn't ...
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edit grub in Windows

I edited the grub file to include "pci=noacpi". Then each time I choose to enter Ubuntu (which is installed alongside with Win 10), it is just purple screen, refusing to enter Ubuntu. I'm wondering ...
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Should I use grub legacy or grub2 for a dedicated grub partition?

A while back I had my dual-boot system running Ubuntu 14.xx, and Windows 7 (x64). I created a dedicated grub partition. I recall having used grub legacy rather than grub2 because the tutorial I was ...
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ubuntu 16.04 install creates no boot/efi/

Installing ubuntu 16.04 from a bootable USB generates an unbootable system. Upon inspection through the USB install, I see that the installed OS has no /boot/efi partition nor files. Is the ubuntu ...
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Secure boot disable but xubuntu 18.04 usb shows in EUFI

I downloaded and made a bootable usb using Rufus and xubuntu 18.04. I have already windows installed. I have secure boot disabled in bios and legacy boot enabled. However i make tre partiotions when ...
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update-grub Errors regarding syntax and memory

I'm trying to configure extra boot menu options in GRUB, but I get the following error list when I use sudo update-grub command. How to fix this? Note: I changed the configuration of /etc/grub.d/...
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Can't upgrade to GRUB2

I'm trying to upgrade my bootloader from GRUB to GRUB2 following this guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Upgrading Problem is that at the end of the process when i do sudo upgrade-from-...
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Two grub menus overriding

i started having these 2 overriding grub menus all of a sudden the purple one works .. while as the black one is just like an image Image showing my problem
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How to force Ubuntu to install in legacy mode

In this question,the answer said that we can force Ubuntu to install in legacy mode by deleting the EFI directory tree on the flash drive. But how can we do this? I wanted to delete that from flash ...
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OSX Upgrade Causes Ubuntu to “magicjicaly remove” Grub?! (2017 to High Sierra)

Why does an OSX Upgrade Causes Ubuntu to Call Grub or Crash the Ubuntu Boot Loader? (from a 2017 OS X Sierra 10.12.X to High Sierra) Dual Boot (OSX/EFI Ubuntu 17) with OSX MacBook Pro 11,3 (Retina, ...
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Why do I have to boot two times to get a usable Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04, now it's the only operative system installed on my computer. The problem I'm facing is like this, every time I shutdown my computer, the next time I want to turn it ...
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How to have grub auto-detect another Linux installation?

I have just installed Xubuntu 17.10, and I have noticed that grub did not detect my previous Manjaro installation (which is still intact in another partition, I checked). How do I get grub to add ...
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How do I convert my usb installation from legacy boot to uefi? [duplicate]

I installed elementary os onto a usb using legacy settings, and I can boot it using legacy bios options. However, I would like to switch the boot to UEFI so that I dont have to change my PC's firmware ...
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Error at the time of boot [duplicate]

Errors were found while checking the drive for /. Press F to attempt to fix the errors, I to ignore or M for manual recovery.
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Ubuntu not recognizing Windows 10

I've got a Dell Inspiron i5559 which is about a year old. I have been trying to get Ubuntu to dual boot with Windows 10, which I already have on my laptop. However, every time I try to install it, I ...
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grub drops to rescue unless external disk is accessible

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 for use on an old Windows machine. It is installed on an external USB hard disk. I installed grub on the MBR of the internal hard disk, so if I connect the external hard disk ...
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What problems will I face if I dual boot Windows in UEFI mode and Ubuntu in Legacy mode? [duplicate]

I have Windows 10 installed in UEFI mode. I tried dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows by using bootable flash drive (I used Rufus for this). But the flash drive doesn't get detected in UEFI mode; ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 LTS have grub 1?

I am confused by the naming of the grub files on Ubuntu 14.04. I see grub-install but not grub2-install. I see a /boot/grub/ directory but not /boot/grub2/. However I don't see a /boot/grub/menu.lst ...
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How to change ubuntu install from legacy to uefi

I was not aware of booting mode and installed ubuntu on my new x64,4 gb ram, Acer ES15 laptop in legacy mode. I read about the feature of uefi mode and would like to switch to uefi. When I boot on ...
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Unable to get into ubuntu-recovery mode

I am working on a 7 year old laptop with Ubuntu 10.10, i.e Maverick. It's 32-bit. While the ubuntu boots up with some issues, particularly with the error of the BIOS clock, whose battery has died some ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 update-grub doesn't update grub.cfg but menu.lst

After being stuck on kernel 4.4.0-22 for some time, I manually upgraded today, but found out that update-grub does not update my grub.cfg file, but my menu.lst file. After manually running grub-...
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Why is grub updating menu.lst, but not grub.cfg?

I have a 16.04 server that is updating the /boot/grub/menu.lst file, but not the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file when I upgrade kernels and consequently, at boot it is using the old information in grub.cfg. ...
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Installing Xubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows, can't disable secure boot, GRUB not showing

I recently installed Xubuntu version 16.04 by using Legacy mode. UEFI was not working because it had secure boot enabled, and it was not an option to turn off secure boot. If I tried to boot from my ...