GRUB2 is the second revision of the GRand Unified Bootloader, with versions numbered 1.9x and 2.yz.

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Failure to recover grub2 after installing arch-linux

I am currently installing and and re-installing Arch Linux for learning purposes. As I don't have a secondary machine, I have to do it on my main one. The thing is - I couldn't find a way to avoid ...
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What is the proper way of sharing the /usr subdirectory?

What parts of the /usr subdirectory are usually shared in common practice without introducing any system instabilities? My intent is to share share-able parts of the /usr subdirectory among VM's of ...
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Trying to create a multiboot USB for Installs

I'm trying to boot various OS/Configurations of OS Install from a single USB. I've been using Multisystem, but it fails when I try to boot an install created with RemasterSys + Ubuntu 11.04. It gives ...
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How to make grub work again after drive reassignment?

My config: opensuse 11.4, boot partition at pendrive and hard drives with partitions sda1, sda2, sdb1. Today I changed chassis for my computer, and by mistake I attached second drive to SATA 3 ...
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Why does the Linux installation fail on this machine?

I have tried to install Ubuntu and ArchLinux on the machine and the installation went fine but the boot process fails with both system. In the case of Arch the boot doesn't even start. In the case of ...
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Grub2 RAID /boot

I'm using Gentoo on my HomeServer. My HDDs are raid1 mirrored with mdadm. My problem is how to boot the /boot partition correct? /dev/md1 consists of /dev/sdc2 & /dev/sdd2 mounted on /boot In ...
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How can I prevent someone from gaining root access through the bootloader?

On Ubuntu 10.10 I can login as root without the root password by replacing ro quiet splash with rw init=/bin/bash. How can I secure my machine and disable this backdoor?
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GRUB error Fedora 15 when Dual Booting on MacBook Pro

I am having trouble getting Fedora 15 running on my MacBook Pro. I had Fedora 15 installed before on this MBP before, so I know it works. I basically followed the good old instructions of Create a ...
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Missing /etc/default/grub in fedora15

Based on this suggestion, I want to edit /etc/default/grub to add the line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi=Linux" However, I don't have that file on my system. What should I do?
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Set up Grub2 to boot Freebsd using either Ubuntu tools or LiveUSB to find what partitions?

I currently have Windows7 and Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) installed on my computer. I also made a FreeBSD liveUSB (or installer, not sure; just dded their .img to the USB stick) and installed it without ...
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How to check on which drives grub2 has actually installed an MBR?

I'm on a Debian/Squeeze system (with a history going back to at least Woody) which was upgraded to grub2 as part of the Squeeze upgrade. All works well, but I'm about to mess with the disk ...
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Grub2 Error Loading Kernel

I have been trying to start a small home server, using Ubuntu 10.04 Server edition. The installation process finished, and I got an error from Grub saying that it was "out of disk". After a bit of ...
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How can I manually set a partition as my primary one in Debian 6.0?

While installing Debian 6.0 I went with manual partitioning and apparently messed up. The OS only loads if I start the computer in recovery mode and fdisk output doesn't have primary partition. AFAIK ...
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Why can GRUB2 only remember 4 bits?

For fun and laziness, I've got 20 entries in my GRUB2 menu. To get to the bottom one quickly, I tap down-arrow a couple of times during the GRUB loading screen. I can press the key 15 times (+/- 1, ...
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Full disc encryption with GRUB2

Does anyone know of a good Howto on how to fully encrypt a HDD (even the /boot!) with GRUB2? Is it possible using fedora 14 or ubuntu 10.04?
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VirtualBox bug[?] when Chainloading Grub2

Regarding this: How to install Fedora&Ubuntu with encrypted VG's on one disk? So booted into Ubuntu..and I run this script: #!/bin/bash # show the bootlist of grub when booting pc sed ...
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What preparations should I make before reinstalling windows?

Since Windows still does not offer means to skip rewriting the MBR, what can I do before reinstalling Windows to get Grub2 back into the MBR as easy as possible? (I'll also appreciate it if the answer ...
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grub error “superfluous RAID member” on update-grub

My system (wheezy/sid: 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP x86_64 GNU/Linux) is running fine - I'm just wondering what some messages mean. I have two mdraid arrays running up on my system. Here's cat /proc/mdstat: ...
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Iso booting with grub2

I am using Linux Mint 10, and it is installed on sda8. I edited /etc/grub.d/40_custom: #!/bin/sh echo "Adding 40_custom.">&2 exec tail -n +3 $0 # This file provides an easy way to add custom ...
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How to change kernel boot options in GRUB 2

In old GRUB, if I wanted to change boot options, I would use a line starting with the word kernel in "/boot/grub/menu.lst": kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro MY BOOT OPTIONS Now since I'm using ...
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Is there an easier way to manipulate GRUB 2 entries?

Using GRUB 2 is harder than GRUB 1 for these use cases: It looks like if I want to reorder GRUB 2 menu entries appear in the selection window, I have to rename the files in "/etc/grub.d/" directory. ...
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BURG menu error

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 recently and installed BURG (bootloader based on GRUB). However, the boot menu seems to have swapped Vista and Windows Recovery mode; so to go to Vista I need to select the ...
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What is the difference between LILO and GRUB?

I am running a web server under Debian and I currently have GRUB installed. Should I consider using LILO instead of GRUB? And what are the advantages of each?
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Multiple-boot from ISO files does not show OS menu

I used instructions from PenDriveLinux.com to create a multiple-boot USB drive with some ISO images on it. I used Xubuntu 10.10 Desktop image and a Linux Mint 9 XFCE image. I was able to boot either ...
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How to add an iso image to grub2?

I read grub2 allows booting from an ISO image (at least for most live-cds). How can I add such an entry to my grub configuration? Please mention all files to modify and all commands to run since I ...
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Debian/Grub2: Moving root partition to new drive?

Does anybody have a suggestion for how to move the root partition to a new drive and set up grub2 to boot on that drive? I seem to have no luck instructing grub-mkconfig what it is I want to do (e.g. ...
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Grub 2 installed on-partition - how to not embed it

My friend installed ArchLinux on a MacBook Pro alongside Mac OSX and Windows to try it. He's power user, so I only needed to help with the bootloader. Arch Linux's described installation of GRUB did ...
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FreeNAS grub2 booting ISO

I've got usb-keys setup to multi-boot different Linux images. I wouldn't mind adding FreeNAS, and there's a doc with samples to add to grub.cfg menuentry "FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-x64" { insmod ufs2 ...
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How do I prevent GRUB from using/starting any graphical UI?

I have a problem with an older Laptop (Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook S6010, to be precise) and an Ubuntu (10.10, Xubuntu desktop) installation (fresh install). During installation the graphics hardware ...
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How to generate grub.conf from scratch in Fedora 14?

It seems that I hit following bug in Fedora 14 - I deselected installing grub into the MBR while using the graphical installer, because I want to use an existing grub instance. Now, I want to look up ...
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installing grub 2 on mdadm, which device?

when installing grub(2) to mdadm devices are you supposed to install it to /dev/sdX or /dev/mdX?
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Chainload two Grub2 installations

This is really getting me down. I have Gentoo and Ubuntu, both with Grub2. Gentoo has a dedicated /boot partition, while Ubuntu does not. I have a menuentry in Gentoo's /etc/grub.d/40_custom to boot ...
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Debian Lenny: Want Splashy to start directly after Grub2

I'm running a GNU/Linux Debian Lenny with an 2.6.26-2-686 kernel. I installed splashy for a bootsplash an updated grub to version 2. Now I want splashy to start directly after the user has selected a ...
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Bootstrapping a DSL installation onto a machine with no BIOS boot support

I have a vintage 2001 laptop (Vaio R505) which is very hardware limited. Fortunately there is much that works, but I can't figure how to make it work better. The two biggest constraints are 256MB RAM ...
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Editing grub menu

I'd like to edit the Grub menu that comes up, to move one line and remove others. I have an Inspiron 1420 that came with Ubuntu 7.10. When it needed a new drive, I installed Windows 7, the original ...
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How do I add PC BSD / FreeBSD to Grub 2 boot loader?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed as my primary operating system, and I installed PC BSD in a different partition: /dev/sda4 without installing it's boot loader. I figured out that I need to edit ...
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Installing Grub 2 on a USB flash drive

MultiBootISOs is a tool that let you install Grub on a USB flash drive. I really like it because it lets me boot from ISO files and let me put a bunch of ISOs on my USB and choose which one to boot. ...
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How should I configure grub for booting linux kernel from a USB hard drive?

I have a laptop hard drive in an external enclosure which I use as a large pendrive. For an added twist, I have installed Linux on it, so I can boot any machine with my distribution of choice (e.g. ...