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Arch install - Can't install GRUB

I'm currently trying to install arch linux alongside windows 10 on my computer which is UEFI and formatted as a GPT partition table. However, when installing grub using the command: grub-install --...
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Kali linux 2.0 failed to connect to lvmetad.Falling back to device scanning [on hold]

I added rolling repo from kali.org and did update and upgrade, then I rebooted,now I get following error on black screen Warning:Failed to connect to lvmetad. Falling back to device scanning. "disk/...
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Screen corrupted after booting debian 8.5 installer

Problem: I'm trying to install Debian 8.5 Linux (amd64 netinstall from USB) on a Fujitsu Lifebook P701, but after I select "Install" (or "Graphical Install", or anything else) from grub, I get ...
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Cannot boot GRUB bootloader just shows 'GRUB' with blinking cursor

When I boot normally (or try to boot from a USB), all I get is GRUB with a blinking cursor. No command works, even CTRL-ALT-DEL. If I try to boot from a USB/DVD, I get the same error more or less. ...
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Error happens during booting from disk image

Today, I met an error during booting my computer. I did following steps. Run sudo dd if=/dev/xvda of=/media/dummy/disk.img to generate the image of current root file. Modify /boot/grub/grub.conf ...
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grub cannot boot windows 10

When I installed windows 10 I had to manually partition the hard drive to do it. I did it to the standard shown here (more like the first one although I did still make a re tools partitions without ...
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Custom centos6.7 iso does not boot in uefi

I have created a custom CentOS 6.7 iso and in BIOS it boots and installs my application successfully. When I configured my VMware to boot in UEFI I get this error: -EFI Virtusl disk (0.0)... ...
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Grub menu on reboot after removing another distro partition

I just acquired a macbook air. I dual-booted mac os with Ubuntu. It is my first time multiple-booting on a mac. I triple-booted with another Ubuntu. Ater removing the third distro, I experience some ...
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After installing Android x86, only tGrub showing when booting

I installed Android x86 5.1 RC1 in a Notebook. It works fine and I also rebooted the machine successfully. Since yesterday it doesn't boot anymore; I even did a reinstall and deleted all partitions. ...
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linux + grub.conf not exist

I just need to check some redhat machine version - 6 and I notice that grub.conf inst exists how this Linux machine know with which kernel to start? ( in case grub.conf not exists ) is it safe to ...
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How to print the latest kernel version from grub.conf on Linux 7

On Linux 5 and 6 I can print the /etc/grub.conf How to verify the latest kernel version on Linux 7? , like we do on Linux 5 and 6 from grub.conf #boot=/dev/sda default=0 timeout=15 #splashimage=(hd0,...
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Missing Ubuntu in boot menu after installing Cent OS 6

I had Ubuntu in my hard disk and after installing CentOS 6 on it I am not able to see Ubuntu in the boot menu. My /bootgrub/grub.conf file looks as follows: What changes do I need to make in this ...
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Booting into Windows 7 from grub rescue (no Windows DVD)

There's a lot of info already out there on this question, but not all of it seems to agree and as a Mac user primarily (I use Windows/Linux only for things that don't run on OSX) I'm not too confident ...
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Grub (debian) will not start in AHCI mode

I was running my Debian (Acer laptop) for quite some time without much trouble. However, when I started it recently I've got message: No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key It ...
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grub error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I am getting the following grub error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Is there any way to fix this error? I can't boot into Debian because of this. Partitions: SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) -...
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How to move positions of OSes in grub 2?

I installed multiple OSes on my PC. When the grub bootloader appears, I want the order to be different. How can I change that order?
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How to switch arch linux to lts kernel?

I'm running a headless server installation of arch linux. The high rate of kernel upgrades caused me some maintainance headache and I therefore wish to switch to the lts kernel. I already installed ...
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Linux + what are the steps use the oldest kernel version in place of the current

I have Linux red-hat 5 version I want to reboot the machine with the previous kernel - 2.6.18-408.el5 so I set the default to 1 but before I will reboot the machine to startup with the older kernel ...
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`isolcpus` kernel parameter has no effect on Ubuntu 16.04 desktop

I added the following line to /etc/default/grub GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=1,3" then ran sudo grub-update (and rebooted) but according to top processes are still being ...
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Edit /etc/passwd file from grub

I tried installing zsh on ubuntu ( 14.04). When I switched to zsh, I was unable to go into super user mode. If I do a su it asks for passwd and on entering the correct password, it says: Cannot ...
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How to prompt window for grub versions comparison after package updates

I am on Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.8.4 (Debian 4.8.4-1) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u4 (2015-09-19), it's the 8.4 release (jessie) I had the ...
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Kali Linux Installation Attempt, Stuck in Initramfs!

I tried to install Kali Linux today. Everything went well and the installation completed without any problems. Though now when I start my computer I am prompted into grub. My linux installation is ...
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usb_submit_urb(ctrl) failed: -1 Corsair k65 RGB keyboard

I recently purchased a Corsair k65 RGB keyboard. Of course it didn't work at first, but with an ckb-opensource driver I got everything working on my arch system. Everything went so well until I ...
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How to reconfigure grub on a backed up arch linux on a USB flash disk

i managed to back up my arch linux suing rsync : # rsync -aAXv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} / /run/media/username/archlinux edited ...
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Trouble Boot repair

I had a problem with my grub, it didn't recognize my OS, I have installed windows, ubuntu and kali. I tried to use Boot repair in a ubuntu live cd as sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda10" apt-get purge -...
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Centos 7 and Windows 10 Dual Boot Grub Not Saving Last Choice

I have a dual boot system with CentOS 7 and Win10. My install was totally vanilla (CentOS then Win10) and went fine. Everything is great except that grub does not appear to save my "last" choice ...
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Dual booting Oracle/RedHat Linux installations

I've searched for answers on this and it seems no one is dual booting two installations of Linux. It's all Linux vs Windows. I have a system with two hard drives in it. Both have Oracle Enterprise ...
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Colored horizontal lines when booting from GRUB

I have an annoying problem when I boot to windows from GRUB boot menu, I got always colored lines that disappear in seconds. I also tried to change my linux distro 3 times but I always get the same ...
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Stuck on grub rescue with no /boot directory?

Deleted a partition during Windows 7 installation. Now all I get is error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode.. grub rescue> I tried to look for /boot directory: grub rescue > ls (...
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How to add Windows to GRUB

I have my encrypted Archlinux installed on my SSD. Now I have one HDD with Windows installed. But in my GRUB just Archlinux is shown (no Wonder, because I just installed Windows on the other HDD, GRUB ...
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multi boot win 7 ubuntu 15.10 kali

this is my first time using grub and I am hitting a problem. I can't seem to install ubuntu in the manner I "think" I should AND added to that I get unusable space. Here's what I am doing could ...
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Kali can't boot with window 10

I want to do a full install on my usb drive(sdx) but when I was installing the grub on myusb it cant find my master system sda (window10) but it showed that the grub were installed.But when I boot ...
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Skip fsck at boot

I know it is not recommended, but is there a way to skip fsck checking the file system mounted at / if it was not cleanly unmounted? I want to do this in single instances, while or before booting. I ...
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grub --version command shows grub (GNU GRUB 0.97) ,but if I go to the /boot/grub folder I find grub.cfg which is the configuration file of grub-2

In su mode if i give the command Holmes ~ # grub --version grub (GNU GRUB 0.97) But when I go to the /boot/grub folder I find Holmes ~ # cd /boot/grub Holmes grub # ls device.map fonts ...
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Can I install grub2 on a flash drive to boot both BIOS and UEFI

Well, obviously I can, because all of the Linux distros are delivered as hybrid ISOs that can boot both BIOS and UEFI. The question is how? I had thought I could run grub-install twice: grub-install ...
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cannot edit grub after configuring password on Centos7 based efi

After configuring password to protect grub, when I enter password I never access to grub parameters. To explain, I have modified /etc/grub.d/10_linux cat << EOF set superusers=”root” password ...
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$sudo ls -l boot returns ls: cannot access root: No such file or directory

This relates to a problem with initramfs and trying to boot into my system. I have my drive encrypted(sdb5), so I have to enter a password to get to the login screen on Ubuntu 15.10 running on an ...
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Black screen in Ubuntu after grub

I recently bought a new pc: -i5 4460 -r9 390 -8gb ram I installed Windows 10 for gaming, but also I want a dual boot with Ubuntu for programming, education and others. So when i tried to install ...
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How can I make grub mount a drive with “rw”?

I have this in /boot/grub/grub.cfg menuentry 'Arch (on /dev/sda5)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-simple-aabbcc-dd-ee-fff-eeee' { insmod part_gpt ...
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Windows 10 missing from grub after Ubuntu update

So I updated Ubuntu to 14.04 a few days ago and I just noticed Windows 10 went missing from the grub menu options. I tried multiple variations of update-grub and tried using boot-repair, too, but ...
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Xubuntu boot loader not showing while triple boot xubuntu, mint and windows 8

Here is what I did 1. I had mint and windows 8 installed on my laptop and wanted to install xubuntu also. I converted my disk to basic and GPT as xubuntu installation wizard was not showing windows ...
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Dual-boot windows/debian, no boot menu?

I just installed (actually I did so three times today) debian on a separate partition in my Win10 laptop (Asus K46CB), but though the installation went smoothly, no OS selection menu comes up upon ...
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How to run kvm virtual machine with console? [duplicate]

When i run virsh start vm_name it boots in background. I want to access the grub while vm is booting. Is this possible to run virsh start vm_name with some kind of console? (I am using RHEL 6.5 on ...
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HDD virtualized to an image => grub error

I virtualized a linux ubuntu 14.04 distro, from a HDD to a VHD file but I get some grub issues that grub-repair can't fix. the error (while launching with virtualbox) is : error : file '/boot/grub/...
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Blank 'Grub Boot Menu' when changing boot options

I was having the issue of a black screen on Ubuntu restart and startup. It seems like my monitor is somehow disconnected when I start Ubuntu because I get 'No Signal Detected'. I started following ...
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Boot from GhostBSD iso partition with grub

I have downloaded an ISO image of GhostBSD, now it can be burned on to a usb and can be directly booted from it. However I would like to burn it on to a partition of my hard disk and boot from it ...
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No grub after installing ubuntu 14 or mint 17

Today i just received a new internal hard Hard drive for my HP Elitebook 840 G2 So i installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS, the installation was successful then i rebooted and i see no grub and Ubuntu not ...
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How to fix “Failed to mount root filesystem - failed to open /dev/console” in RedHat after Cloning Disk

After cloning my HDD by Norton Ghost to a new one, I moved the new disk to new PC (with different hardware). In the new PC , I see this message at boot, as you see in this screenshot: What exactly ...
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Linux Plymouth splash screen works only recovery mode

We have a Jetway motherboard (embedded PC), and we've installed a minimal ubuntu 14.04 on it. After that we modified the system following these instructions: http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-...
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Migrating from dual boot to triple boot

In my current setup, I have Crucial MX200 SSD - Kali linux installed with grub bootloader, set as primary boot drive Corsair Neutron XT 960GB - Windows 7 Corsair Neutron XT 480GB - Shared data drive ...