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

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bootloader configuration with GPT, RAID1, and LVM

Using the GUID Partition Table and RAID 1, the bootloader (syslinux or GRUB) is not able to boot into the machine, which was installed with Arch Linux. First off, there are two drives identical ...
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Arch Linux install doesn't boot

I've got Arch Linux mostly installed, and I seem to have installed GRUB with no problem. My partition table looks like this: cgdisk 0.8.7 Disk ...
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Can't install any version of Linux

So I was trying to install #! (Crunchbang) and downloaded the 64 bit version and tried installing it. Everything would work until it was time to install grub. The grub installation would fail every ...
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Can't boot properly after moving all files off then back on my VM drive

I have created an Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit VM in VirtualBox with a .vdi disk. I then mount this disk with qemu-nbd and move all the files off it; then back onto it. When I boot the VM again I get varying ...
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How to specify an ISO as the location of root filesystem for GRUB?

I'm trying to understand the Debian "booting from Hard Disk" installation manual. The process is as follows: I copy a kernel image, a ramdisk initrd and an ISO with installer to the hard drive and ...
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dual boot windows XP/debian, I can't boot windows

I tried to set up a dual boot windows xp/debian. I installed Debian after windows, and now I can't boot windows xp. I have grub2. I tried to directly modify /boot/grub/grub.cfg with menuentry ...
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Ubuntu Linux 12.04 - Load Non-MBR grub from the old grub in MBR

I have installed Ubuntu linux 12.04 on sda10, and grub2 in sda5 . Actually I had a legacy grub installed in MBR, I want to load Ubuntu linux from the old grub. How could I do this? This question ...
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Why GRUB boots Debian 32-bits instead Ubuntu 64-bits in my multiboot configuration?

I installed Ubuntu GNOME Remix 64-bis on my system. I set the installer to reuse my /boot and /home. Since ubiquity (the Ubuntu installer) was giving me hard time installing GRUB I selected to ...
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Builiding a UEFI bootable USB

I'm having a really hard time getting Mint13 installed on my new laptop, no optical UEFI support and having odd corruption of grub.cfg when I do try and use unetbootin. Is there a method to build a ...
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Black screen after GRUB

I recently bought a new laptop which came preinstalled with Windows 8 (no! please don't run away yet!). I'd like to try and put Linux on it in a dual boot (probably Ubuntu, with its UEFI support), but ...
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ubuntu winboot wubildr.mbr missing

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) operating system, It supports uefi so I installed it like a normal dual booting Now(not like wubi), when I try to load Windows8 it works fine. But when I try to ...
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Resizing root partition in LVM broke Grub

I'm using Debian Wheezy hosted on W7 in Virtualbox. I needed to enlarge root partition then added a new virtual disk to virtual machine. Doing the steps mentioned below brings me to grub prompt. I: ...
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Add Chakra os benz to grub 1.99

I have Debian 7 with grub 1.99 in sda1 and Chakra OS without grub in sda2 I want to make a dual boot via grub 1,99, how?
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USB keyboard only works intermittently in GRUB 2 on reboots - how to make it work consistently?

Something weird is going on with my keyboard. The keyboard is a USB-connected Unicomp, which works absolutely flawlessly once the computer is up and running. However, GRUB 2 (specifically, ...
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grub thinks ext4 is iso9660 filesystem

How do I fix this and install grub? When I use gparted I see /dev/sdb has one partition and it is ext4 however when I tried to install grub I got #grub-install /dev/sdb /usr/sbin/grub-setup: ...
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Dual Boot Linux and Windows 7 with GRUB

My Vaio already has Windows 7 and I want to dual boot it with Linux. I was advised to use GRUB (non-legacy). I already created an extended partition aimed at Arch Linux. I am going to install Arch ...
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Incorrect step with grub while installing onto a USB stick?

I tried installing debian on a USB stick. I believed I made a mistake with the grub boot up part. I want to leave my harddrives alone and with my bios choose to boot up from a stick. Do I need grub if ...
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Debian - Boot from USB

I currently have Debian 7.0 installed on my laptop (HP Pavilion dv9700). I would now like to install Arch instead. I wrote the Arch ISO to a USB drive, but when I start up my computer, it ...
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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 ...