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Installed GRUB in legacy mode, how do I reinstall it in EFI mode?

I recently installed Kali on my Win 10 machine. Win 10 boots in EFI. I don't know how, but I somehow managed to install grub in legacy mode. Now I always have to switch between legacy and EFI in the ...
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init=/bin/bash times out after minute?

I'm trying to debug an ARM based device running a form of embedded Linux (arch) by setting grub to mount: rw init=/bin/bash It boots into a root shell as expected, but after about a minute, the ...
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unknown filesystem grub rescue [on hold]

I had Windows 10 installed in my laptop dual booted with Kali Linux 2016.1 rolling. When I did an update.. apt-get update && upgrade -y .. it started installing the packages but it got ...
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Cannot boot; “failure reading sector 0x802 on hd0”

I recently installed Peppermint 7 on my pc. Everything was working as it should. I've been using it now for over a month. I turned it on today to find that it couldn't boot. It says "failure reading ...
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My system boots in the grub command line

I have Ubuntu, Arch and Windows installed. The grub which was used to boot an OS was the one of Ubuntu. Yesterday I installed FreeBSD and my intention was to install it in-place of Ubuntu. The grub ...
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32bit EFI with 64 bit linux OS. Can it be done?

I have a 32bit ubuntu linux install on an hp stream 7 tablet. For the sake of long term support I would like to install 64bit ubuntu linux on this device. The tablet has a 64 bit intel baytrail ...
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grub in centOS, I can't start my Server

I was changing my HD with a (Windows Program for Partitions), now I can't to start the server, CentOS. I remember this: /etc/grub.conf & default=1 timeout=10 splashimage=(hd0,4)/grub/splash....
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GRUB package failed to install [closed]

I was using windows10 then installed kali linux. now when I am installing linux mint it shows a error message and abort installation. errot message is The 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to ...
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Kali Linux Rolling not getting powered off and neither restarts

Kali Linux Rolling doesn't get powered off, neither does it restart! When I attempt turn off / reboot, the system freezes and does not respond. A black screen with nothing visible keeps on displaying ...
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Failed Ubuntu dual-boot installation - GRUB errors 'failure reading sector'

I've been unsuccessfully trying to install Kubuntu 16.04 on my new laptop alongside W10, which it came in with. Now I did this twice already on different computers and was always successful and there ...
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Booting CentOS 7 with classic grub

I'm trying to setup a new virtual server with a web host whose hypervisor platform doesn't support the use of Grub 2. So I need to setup classic Grub to boot my CentOS 7 VM. Is this possible? I've ...
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ubuntu not starting after update-grub

I changed the default kernel in /etc/default/grub and did update-grub. Now every time the system is switched on, it opens BIOS settings. It's not showing any boot menu.
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Fix boot after moving SSD

I had to replace the motherboard (and CPU and RAM that goes with it). The SSD is set up to dual boot Win7 and Mint Rebecca. When I fired it up, it showed GRUB error that it can't find some UUID, and ...
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Inability to Halt/Reboot/Shutdown

I recently installed a new linux distro on an ASUS laptop that has had its disks wiped clean beforehand. I'm using an EFI partion as my boot partition. Given I'm no expert I've been fiddling around a ...
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Linux kernel GRUB/boot issue?

I'm working with a specific software package that is only compatible with a older linux kernel version. After installing this older version via the following command $ sudo apt-get install linux-...
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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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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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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 ...