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I recently updated my motherboard and moved my grub2 onto EFI partition. I have same grub menu, but after I select a menu entry and press Enter, a message "Press any key" comes and the loading stops until I press any key. Is there any way to just tell grub2 to ignore any errors and do not block loading of an operating system?

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Can you provide us a copy of your grub.cfg file? I'm wondering if you adjusted the partitions (i.e. hd(0,0)) correctly with the move. –  slm May 8 '13 at 4:03
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Take a look a this tutorial titled: GRUB 2 bootloader - Full tutorial. This tutorial includes several screenshots where they're encountering "Press any key" messages.

For example

The GRUB error 13.

                ss of 13

The GRUB Error 11 or GRUB Error 15:

                                 ss of 11

In both cases the issue should be resolved by making sure that the OS entries in you're grub.cfg contain the correct references to the hard drive partition that they're suppose to be pointing to.

Typically you'll need to change references such as hd(0,0) to the correct partition's notation. Maybe hd(1,1) or something else.

Additionally the partition may be referenced by a UUID. If you're able to boot into the OS then do so and then when at a terminal prompt, type the command, blkid and note the UUID string for your particular HDD.

blkid example

$ blkid
/dev/sda1: LABEL="SYSTEM_DRV" UUID="10BE8345DE8CB0148" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda5: UUID="1053b90f-4685-4317-9dac-fbcf3002838f" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sda6: UUID="av6WTb-69CU-4Ump-0fGR-dGbE-fTtC-fG93LA" TYPE="LVM2_member" 
/dev/mapper/vg_grinchy-lv_root: UUID="75e07a5d-345d-453c-99bd-97fe615fd956" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/mapper/vg_grinchy-lv_swap: UUID="93016bc7-8902-4ca8-82a4-13cffc7b4353" TYPE="swap" 
/dev/mapper/vg_grinchy-lv_home: UUID="9b0bd0b8-9d75-467c-9694-98951325083d" TYPE="ext4"
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