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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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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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Dual Boot Grub rescue problem

I had Windows 10 as default in my laptop which was installed on UEFI, then I installed Ubuntu on legacy. So whenever I want Ubuntu to boot, I'll choose BIOS mode, when I need Windows, I choose UEFI ...
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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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Ubuntu installation problem in grub installment step

I have a Dell inspiron 3580 laptop with pre-installed ubuntu 18.04 .I did setup ubuntu desktop 19.04 .But I encountered some problems about Dell restrictions and solved them.But I realized one odd ...
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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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Screen off during boot

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 500 with dual boot of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. While switching on the laptop, the screen remains off during the grub time and directly opens Ubuntu. Sometimes, when the ...
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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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BOOTMGR image is corrupt when booting win10 in dual system

I've installed ubuntu18.04 alongside win10. After booting windows in Ubuntu grub2 menu, however, the windows crashed into black screen with info "BOOTMGR image is corrupt, cannot boot". How to fix ...
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Unsuccessfully installing Ubuntu 18.04 under legacy booting mode

The laptop to install Ubuntu 18.04 is originally dual system with windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. There are two hard disks(ssd + hdd), and the bootloader of win is in the ssd. First time installing ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - cannot enter password at disk decryption splash screen

I've researched far and wide on why I can't enter the disk decryption password at boot up, and though I've found some other similar questions to mine, I haven't found any solutions. It seems others ...
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Booting into grub when Ubuntu is only installed in Legacy mode

My Ubuntu OS only works on my machine if I enabled Legacy mode and disabled secure boot. And I never boot into grub. I just want to ask how to boot into grub first since I am planning to dual-boot it ...
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Grub2 installed on Legacy thus EFI windows boots directly

I have windows 7 installed on EFI, I installed Ubuntu on legacy as Windows had secure boot on and I had a message which asked to install Ubumtu on legacy instead of EFI. Now when I boot the laptop, ...
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Grub Legacy entries for Remix OS and Ubuntu

I have a desktop running Remix OS and the only way it will boot correctly is to use legacy grub. I have an install of Ubuntu Minimal in an adjacent partition but I can't figure out the correct grub ...
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Want to make GRUB load automatically [duplicate]

The thing is GRUB doesn't load up automatically , I have to do it manually, so can someone tell me how can I make it load up automatically everytime I boot?
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Dual boot Windows 10 with existing Ubuntu 16.04 in legacy mode

Good day. I would like to install Windows 10 in legacy mode along with Ubuntu 16.04. My main OS is Ubuntu 16.04 and already installed with some work data. I would like to add Windows 10 in legacy mode ...
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Cannot access my system after setting a Grub password

Since I realised that GRUB is not password protected, I have been slightly concerned, as any can get access to my system configuration. I decided to act on it, and followed the instructions in this ...
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How to set noapic and pnpbios=off parameters for boot

I have a weird laptop, that, long story short, must have these 2 parameters set for it to boot: pnpbios=off noapic How to I tell grub to utilize these every time it boots?
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Boot Ubuntu from external drive [duplicate]

I have been trying for a week to install (not live cd) Ubuntu on an external drive. I am totally new to Linux and would love to try it out. That's why I want to install it on an external drive and ...
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Grub won't start Windows 10 and there is a “Windows failed to start” error in Windows Boot Manager

I have had dual boot for a while now, having Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. It was working perfectly. When I turned on the PC Grub would show up with Ubuntu and Windows 10 as options, both worked ...
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Can't install GRUB 2 to /target when attempting to dual boot

I recently tried to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 on a separate partition on a newly built machine. It already has Windows 10 installed in BIOS Support Mode. I made a LiveUSB and tried to run the ...
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Trying to dual boot but Ubuntu installer does not see Windows 10

I am running Windows 10 on a Cyberpower PC with a gigabyte MB Model # GA-78LMT-USB3. I want to keep it for now and have Ubuntu running along side it. But when I try to install it does not see Windows. ...