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

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Can't boot Debian with windows installed first

I have Windows XP already installed on my HD and I had some space left to install Debian. After I've installed Debian, I answered yes to the Grub bootloader but when booting the computer nothing ...
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How can I chainload GRUB from syslinux?

Due to the current state of my setup, I want to make Syslinux which is my main bootloader to chainload GRUB2. Google brings up plenty of info on how to chainload Syslinux from GRUB2, but nothing ...
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What is the solution for the error grub rescue/no file system found?

I am using DELL-INSPIRON 15R with a dual boot of Windows 8 and Linux Mint Olivia 15. It has been working properly since it was installed. Now, it is showing the error that "no file system found. grub ...
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GRUB2 Edit Mode problem

I have recently installed Fedora 18 using UEFI. The problem I'm facing is that when I try to go into edit mode in GRUB, my PC freezes, displaying just a black square instead of text. Unfortunately I ...
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Grub video memory settings?

I have three monitors. Only two have a display. The solution that worked in the past was to increase the video memory in grub. I lost my old grub.conffile. So, instead of three displays, I only have ...
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How to set a variable equal to the output from a command in GRUB2?

I want to customize a little my GRUB 2 bootloader, so I'm asking how can I set a variable equal to the output from a command in GRUB2? I am interested to pass the output of date command to a ...
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GRUB no longer can boot the machine (different error messages)

When I boot from GRUB, I get various error messages from GRUB, apparently at random : "invalid arch independent ELF magic" or "incompatible license" or "file not found". I can boot from the rescue DVD ...
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Why do most distributions chain UEFI and grub?

Most distributions install a additional boot loader on an UEFI system. UEFI itself is a boot loader, it offers a menu to select different operating systems or individual kernels. Furthermore, the UEFI ...
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How to recreate EFI boot partition?

I've installed Fedora on my machine with / partition, swap partition and ESP partition for EFI booting. Now, I was installing Elementary OS instead of Fedora. I have formatted the / partition ...
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Moving /boot to new partition produces: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I'm attempting to move my /boot folder from the / partition, to /dev/sdb. The following script: parted -s /dev/sdb mklabel msdos mkpart primary ext2 1M 100% set 1 boot on mkfs.ext2 /dev/sdb1 mkdir ...
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How do I use the TPM to seal away data on an UEFI booted system?

I would like to seal away files on my system using keys stored in the TPM. Since my system uses UEFI to boot, I can no longer use TrustedGrub as a boot loader to maintain my trust chain. Are there any ...
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How to check Grub2 config file?

When I boot my Fedora 19, I get a very brief error message when Grub2 loads. It's too quick to read, as it switches to the graphical mode almost instantly. My idea is to test the config file. I ...
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Copying OS from one drive to another migrating from MBR to GPT - what to watch out for?

I'm looking at replacing my current MBR-partitioned 2 TB system drive with quite possibly a 3 TB drive. Copying the files should not pose a problem, but are there any gotchas to watch out for, ...
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grub-install --no-floppy /dev/sda fails (Funtoo)

I am trying out Funtoo on a new machine. I've been through the installation process, as described in Funtoo Linux Installation . Specifically, the installation is done from within an existing Linux ...
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On partition table

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. Here is my hard disk. I have two partitions mounted, sda1 and sda2. As you can see I have a lot of free space in the middle (yes, I wanted that). Now I'd like to use ...
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Using Grub2 to boot linux mdraid whole device RAID6

Linux mdraid supports device RAID (as opposed to partition RAID). The new superblock versions are also smart enough to not put the meta data right at the start of a disk. Does that mean it's possible ...
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Fixing botched CentOS 5.9 Grub step

I installed CentOS 5.9 x64 on a fresh server with hardware RAID level 5. In my ignorance, I told it not to install Grub. The next reboot, I got a blinking cursor. So, I went back to the installer ...
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Does CentOS 5.9 need Grub to run on hardware RAID?

I'm doing a fresh install of CentOS 5.9 x64 on a server with 8 disks in RAID5. At some point during the install, it gave me the option of configuring Grub, or not bothering. I chose not to bother, ...
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GRUB and JFS partitions : specific configuration?

Recently, I decided to organise my partition scheme differently. Before I apply the changes on my physical machine, I decided to test it virtually, and met a little problem with GRUB. Let me give you ...
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Linux Mint 15 Doesn't detect Windows with update-grub

I just installed Linux Mint 15, but update-grub doesn't detect Windows: $ sudo update-grub Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic ...
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GRUB2 under Mint: Booting PC-BSD without chainloading?

Wanting to try several operating-systems, I installed the following on a MBR-partitioned harddrive: Partition 1: FreeBSD on UFS split in root-slice and swap. No problem booting... Partition 2: ...
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Windows 7 to Debian Linux: install without CD/DVD or USB drive or net during install

Installed : windows 7 home premium. Now want debian linux. Tried a couple of things (see question below). Got installer menu using win32-loader.exe of debian from the goodbye-ms site. But I have a ...
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Can't see my ssd drive when booting using grub on a usb pen

I installed debian on my laptop and everything was fine (I may need to mention that I'm using LVM) until I reached the grub point. Since I have a GPT partition he refuses to install properly. I ...
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Grub2 adding a new Linux distro

I installed Arch Linux on my computer, but I also installed Slackware on another partition (/dev/sda5). I would like to configure Grub2 from the Arch Linux installation through the ...
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Grub - Windows Invalid EFI file path

I have 2 hdd, Windows on the first, I installed Mint on the second. This destroyed the bootloader so I used boot-repair to restore it. Boot-repair identified both OS. Now my fresh Mint install boots ...
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Use grub rescue to boot from Windows XP partition, CD or USB

I just attempted to reinstall Lubuntu using my own guide. However, my LiveCD was (appearantly) damaged, which caused installation to fail. Now, when I restart the PC, I get dropped into a grub ...
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Installed Fedora 18 on UEFI machine, got lvm.mod not found error

I've installed Fedora 18 on UEFI system, when I boot the computer I get this error message: File "/EFI/fedora/x86_64-efi/lvm.mod" not found no server specified What should I do?
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How to convert grub config to use kernel device names instead of UUID

I've got a bunch of identical systems on which I want to clone the same openSUSE 12.3 installation. I've set up clonezilla on PXE server. After appling the disk-image of on another machine, it fails ...
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GRUB2 chainloader: Why doesn't this work?

I'm trying to create a multiboot USB flash drive by using GRUB2 to chainload different partitions on the drive. It's not working. I do not want advice on how to create a multiboot flash drive; I know ...
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What are these commands for?

Yesterday I had to install a Windows with its Grub override. Well, it's not the first time I had to fix Grub, so I used LiveCD, mounted the root partition (I don't have boot, just / and home) and ran ...
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grub2: how to bypass “press any key”?

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 ...
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Grub 'incompatible license' error

The other day, I was using a laptop for general desktop use when its keyboard began to act up. Most of the keys on the keyboard's right side stopped working entirely and key combinations such as Ctrlu ...
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Fedora won't boot after installing Nvidia drivers

I followed this tutorial about Nvidia drivers installation and I accidentally forget to do 5th point (disabling nouveau drivers), so now I can't boot my system. I know I am idiot but is there anything ...
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Can not mount drive after installing windows vista

I have searched for weeks now and have not found an answer to my question. Hopefully you guys can give me a push in the right direction :) Ok, here is what happened: I have linux mint on a 1.5 TB ...
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getting the message “out of partition” after installing GRUB 2. What is happening?

I recently moved a partition with a complete Linux install except /home to a new disk (with DD). Everything went fine, I can mount the partition, browse it... perfect. Next step: install GRUB to ...
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Chainload syslinux from GRUB2 - show syslinux.cfg menu

I am using a Clonezilla live USB disk to reimage systems. In accordance to what is explained in ...
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Grub2 failing to update

I recently replaced a disk containing my /home partition only. Upon attempting to upgrade my kernal package (Debian Squeeze) I get the following error: /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: Couldn't find PV ...
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How to customize logout options under Kubuntu

I'm running a machine with Kubuntu and Windows XP in dual-boot. I recently learned about the very useful grub-reboot command, and id like to know if it is possible to customize the logout options ...
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How to properly configure GRUB settings from KDE System Settings

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.10, and I recently installed the kde-config-grub2 that places a nice Grub configuration panel into KDE System Settings. I played around a bit, more for learning how ...
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Chroot in to reinstall Grub2 reinstall, mnt/ is empty

I have a common problem: I installed Fedora 18 on my PC that has Windows on it. When I start the PC I don't get asked which system I want to boot, Windows is chosen always. So I found out that I ...
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Grub2, boot into existing OS option?

I've got Grub2 installed on a USB stick, and I want to add an entry to the grub.cfg that will boot in to another bootloader e.g. grub on the main harddrive. Like how the Windows 7 install disk will ...
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Can the grub2 bootloader replace Windows bootloader partition?

I'm dual-booting Windows and Kali Linux on my laptop, using GRUB 2 as the bootloader. Can I remove the partition Windows 7 creates for the bootloader? It is the 100 MB partition labeled "System ...
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How can I configure grub (or a different bootloader) to use modifier keys?

To clarify, I am wanting to dual boot Windows and a Linux distribution. I already know how to set my laptop up to do that. However, I don't want the grub menu to display on boot. I would like for it ...
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GRUB reported “error: file not found.” when booting CentOS 5

I installed CentOS 5.3 by using a 4GB USB disk on an old PC that I used run a Debian on it. After a series of housework on the fresh system, I reboot the system using: sudo shutdown -r now After ...
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Arch linux : pacman does not work when chrooting

I have Ubuntu installed on my computer. I decided to install Arch linux, but I skipped the part about Grub installation as it is already installed. Seeing that Arch does not show up in Grub's menu ...
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Can I move an existing Debian installation to a RAID5?

I put myself a small NAS together, to experiment a bit with raid. I have a working RAID 5 array using mdadm under Debian 6 ("squeeze"). I installed GRUB and Debian to an USB stick, since I was not ...
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GRUB2 and kernel vga= parameter

According to the documentation, use of the vga= kernel parameter is deprecated as of GRUB2. The fact that some newer kernels don't seem to support it anymore on certain adapters is of no concern as ...
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Ubuntu: How do the md devices get assembled at bootup?

How do the md devices get assembled at bootup in Ubuntu? Is /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf truly the relevant factor here? My mdadm.conf is sound and I checked that while I was in the rescue CD environment. ...
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Grub2 keyboard layout when decrypting partition

According to the OpenSUSE 12.3 documentation the only keyboard layout which can be used during a Grub2 boot is the "US keyboard layout". Is there really no way to change the keyboard layout used when ...
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After Arch Linux install it just shows the text “No bootable device found”

I've been trying to install Arch Linux. After the installation, it shows the BIOS screen and after that there just comes a message that says "No bootable device found". I have retried the whole ...