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

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Path `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting

Whenever I try updating grub, I get this error: # grub-install /dev/sda Path `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting. and # grub-mkconfig -o ...
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Grub Installed On Hard Drive after ElementaryOS Install on USB?

This is my situation: I put the ElementaryOS iso on a 16gb USB I installed ElementaryOS on another 32gb USB via the installation process When the 32gb USB is not in, the machine goes to grub rescue. ...
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What file system should a GRUB 2 boot partition use?

I want to install GRUB 2 to its own, comparatively small (500 MB), partition. Are there any requirements on what file system type it has to be? Are there any that, although possible, are not ...
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new motherboard, old disk: “Gave up waiting for root device”, dropping to initramfs; grub reinstallation doesn't help

I want to use a new motherboard with an old disk. The disk has just one partition, with Debian/jessie installed. On booting, Debian is found and begins to start up with usual dmesg output lines. After ...
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“warning: File system `ext2' doesn't support embedding.” but my system isn't embedded either, why is grub trying?

I'm reading myself for the release of Jessie on Debian, so I'm extra cautious (should be said paranoid) about any message that can cause problems, namely warnings. My system is a desktop with Debian ...
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Elementary OS installation failure

I've been trying for a few hours now and I still cannot find out why I cannot install Elementary OS. Every time I try to install it I get: the 'grub-efi' package failed to install into /target/ ...
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Problems with installing Debian 7.7 on a Vaio laptop

I have a Vaio laptop (Model Number: SVF15218SGB). It had a Windows 8 on it when I'd bought it. After a few months, I decided to migrate to GNU/Linux. Thus I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it (It was July ...
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Unable to boot Windows without USB in

I recently attempted to install ubuntu 14.04 on a USB flash drive so I can use it on the go. I burned the ISO to a CD and booted it by doing try Ubuntu without installing, and then I clicked install ...
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How do I force a display resolution on load with Debian Wheezy?

I tried adding vga=773 to /boot/grub/grub.cfg on the same like as the kernel is invoked, but it still loaded up in 1600x1200 which puts my ipKVM out of sync.
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Arch mkinitcpio grub boot fails on edit

I'm experiencing this strange behavior. I am using ArchLinux, generated boot things with mkinitcpio, and using Grub2 (not legacy). When booting, and pressing "e" to edit the entry (to see boot ...
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OpenSUSE 13.1 Cannot Find a Bootable Device After Update

I have just installed OpenSUSE 13.1 on a computer. After that, I did a zypper update and a reboot and the computer would not boot. The error message was something like "no bootable device found". I ...
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Grub2 lost in new Linux distro install

So, I really need some help. Recently I was using a dual boot machine on the same hard drive. I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. When I installed Ubuntu on top of my Windows install, I didn't ...
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Does CentOS 7 incorrectly sort kernel menu entries in grub.cfg?

I've noticed an unexpected ordering of grub menu entries on a CentOS 7 system: It has following kernels installed: $ ls /boot/vmlinuz* -ltr Jun 30 14:17 /boot/vmlinuz-3.10.0-123.el7.x86_64 Nov 6 ...
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Windows 7 boot option missing after installing CentOS 7, how can I get it back?

After installing Centos7, windows 7 is not showing at the boot time. Centos 7 is accessible. My boot folder entries: [root@localhost boot]# ls -ltr total 89176 -rw-------. 1 root root 2840084 Jun ...
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Windows boot option is missing after installing CentOS 7, how can I get it back?

I recently installed CentOS 7 on a machine that has been running Windows 7. I did a dual boot installation and installed CentOS in a partition. But when I boot up my machine, it only gives me two ...
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LMDE - Blank terminal on boot, no input

I was having an issue where my machine was continuously accessing the hard drive but was stuck and totally unusable for an hour. After forcing it down, it starts up and shows the GRUB menu and the LM ...
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grub will not boot new kernel

For some time back I installed Linux mint 17 on my desktop machine, which is a dell studio 540. During the installation process, I did not have any internet connection, because my wireless card needed ...
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GRUB2 not detecting Windows; rootnoverify: command not found

Story: I had Windows on one partition, and an unallocated partition. I then installed CentOS 7 on the unallocated partition. (I selected the option for the installer to automatically create the ...
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CentOS-7 Kernel Image has a “debug” suffix after a Kickstart installation

After finishing a customized CentOS-7 kickstart installation from a CDROM, the system has booted as expected and according to the ks.cfg file. At the grub menu the options I have are: CentOS Linux, ...
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having trouble installing Kali Linux on GRUB

Does anyone know the specific steps on installing Kali Linux through the grub bootloader. I have what should be a kali linux bootable usb and I'm trying to install it on a Lenovo 64-bit intel laptop ...
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Dual boot Fedora and Windows 8 gives error: you need to load the kernel first

While there seem to be a lot of questions regarding dual booting Windows and Linux, I did not see one that seemed to cover this problem. That said, I believe a lot of the problems may be fixed in a ...
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Degraded RAID1 array boots with one drive, not with the other

UPDATE It seems initramfs fails to properly mount the array. If I stop and reassemble them, they works: mdadm --stop /dev/md124 mdadm --assemble --run /dev/md124 /dev/sda6 Maybe initrd tries to ...
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Recovering system with HDD crash and re installing GRUB

Recently i hard disk crash in my system. To recover from that disaster below are the steps i followed Has a master backup created using FSARCHIVER In a new hard disk created required partitions ...
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GRUB: guessing what is my operating system number to boot

In the past, using grub-reboot for booting into another operating system was easy when concerning to guess the number of the option in the GRUB's list, for example: luis@VirtuKali:~$ more ...
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GRUB: Sending orders to a GRUB in another partition

Let's supose I have a remote managed computer having this partitions structure: /dev/sda1 LinuxA --> GRUB installed on /dev/sda /dev/sda2 LinuxB /dev/sda3 Windows GRUB installed on ...
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Grub rescue after corrupted hard-drive (“read-only filesystem”)

I run xubuntu 12.04 alongside a NTFS storage partition and a windows 8 partition. I moved my MySQL data directory off the xubuntu (ext4) partition, onto the NTFS partition, and did an import of a ...
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Grub 2 - attempting to boot into “Windows bootloader” boots me back into grub

I've managed to dig myself into a bit of a hole. When I boot, I am given the option to boot into Ubuntu or into the Windows bootloader. When I attempt using the windows bootloader, the result is that ...
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Use rEFInd live usb values to fix Grub2

I have a machine that runs Ubuntu14.04 as it's main OS, but also has Windows8 and Slackware on it. Booting to the Grub2 menu allows for the selection of these OSes and several other options, but only ...
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Can't boot from RAID array - arrays not assembled at boot

On my lubuntu 13.10, I created a degraded RAID array, copied all the contents of the "main" disk and tried to boot from the array. I mostly followed these instructions. At boot the system does not ...
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What is `$menuentry_id_option` in grub?

I was fiddling with my GRUB 2 config files (/boot/grub/grub.cfg) and I noticed that the menuentry line for the automatically added Ubuntu boot looks like this: menuentry 'Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (on ...
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Boot Linux Mint 16 in graphical mode?

Linux Mint 16 has been always booting in graphical mode (KDE). Few days ago it suddently started to boot in console mode, so that I have to insert manually login and password and finally execute the ...
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Can't get grub to boot windows 7 partition. “error: invalid EFI file path”

I have an "HP pavilion 7008tx dv7" laptop. It came bundled with Windows 7 and has two 1TB HHD and an 32G SSD. Here is the output form "sudo parted -l": Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD1 (scsi) Disk ...
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The linux console resolution seting didn't run

I use Gentoo/Linux. Because of some reasons, I want to set the resolution of the console. So I rewrite grub file. GRUB_GFXMODE=1366x768 GRUB_GFXPAFLOAD_LINUX=1366x768 But it isn't run.When I load ...
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Booting a GRUB2 image directly in QEMU

I have an image file that the Linux file utility says is an ELF image. If I create either an GRUB2 based ISO file or a qcow2 file QEMU is able to boot it successfully. For example qemu-system-i386 ...
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What's the purpose of the --class option in grubs menuentry?

As the title say, why would I want to add a class to my menuentry (in grub2)? If I understand the grub manual correctly, it could be used with themes.. But is that all?
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How to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 (with zfs file system) and debian 7 (crunchbang) using grub2 boot loader in MBR?

I want to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 with ZFS as the root file system (the only file system) with Debian 7 (crunchbang linux) with ext4 using grub2 boot loader installed in MBR and grub is managed by the ...
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Place grub on virtual disk

To learn about Linux startup process I placed grub in a disk image file and tried to boot using qemu. I currently has not put any kernel image into the drive just grub. I installed grub using kpartx ...
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How to update grub from another distro?

I have three Linux installs and one Windows 8.1 install on my computer. Now, I've only installed Grub2 on one Linux install. So, I always have to login to that one to use update-grub. The problem is, ...
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Grub error makes a long load time

I installed trisquel which is based on Ubuntu in VMWare onto a USB. In VMWare I removed the harddrive so only the USB drive would show. I'm booting the usb stick inside of VMWare via boot manager. ...
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Unable to see partition after installing Mint

I installed Linux Mint 17 on a partition on my (Lenovo y40) laptop which had Windows 8.1 preinstalled (I had to enable Legacy boot in order to get past the blank screen using the bootable USB). Now, I ...
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“failed to find a suitable stage1 device” while installing Grub along Windows

I'm currently running Windows 7 64bit as main OS and would like to dual-boot CentOS 7. I'm currently using two drives on my system, one SSD of 120G, and one HDD of 1TB. Windows is installed and boots ...
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Too many problems with GRUB2; need factory reset, but cannot fresh install

An update corrupted my GRUB, so it takes extra-long to boot my computer since I have to go through the lengthier option via recovery mode. I want to back up my files on Dropbox and restore the whole ...
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How can i dual-boot FreeBSD and PC-BSD — with GRUB2 in MBR?

I have a computer with several operating-systems installed on different partitions: FreeBSD PC-BSD Solaris Extended Partition / -partition for Linux-Mint Swap for Linux-Mint /home for Linux-Mint / ...
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FreeBSD doesn't show on grub menu after installing onto DualBoot. (Now TriBoot system)

I've got Windows 7, Ubuntu and FreeBSD installed on one separate partitions on one harddrive. When I boot, I only have the option to choose Ubuntu or Windows 7. After a successful FreeBSD install, it ...
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Can't get Elementary to appear in grub and boot

I have grub installed but it won't take Elementary OS. I have no idea how to boot it manually because the option is there to do it manually. I do know eOS is located on sda5. I also get the /cow ...
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Xen boots old kernel after upgrading

I've upgraded linux kernel from 3.2.0 to 3.16.3. Now Xen boots the old one (3.2.0) instead of 3.16.3. Is there any way to force Xen to find that a newer linux kernel version is available? Or am I ...
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Login screen not appearing after upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie

I upgraded from Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie by changing sources from /etc/apt/source.list and running: apt-get update apt-get --download-only dist-upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade This operation ...
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unable to boot after installation : freeBSD

I have Ubuntu installed in my system. I just installed FreeBSD 10.0 in to my system. Here is the screenshot of GParted.     Where /dev/sda1 is where my Ubuntu is installed, and ...
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Grub: no such device

I had to reinstall Mint recently and after reinstalling, I get an error in GRUB: error: no such device: 94cf97c7-aa0f-48d7-8c9f-42fd51dc1a1a Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have tried a ...
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How to make 'install USB' with custom Linux?

I built my own custom kernel for new hardware.(Not a normal PC, embedded x86 device), and using syslinux I could create a booting USB for that kernel. After a few trial and errors, I was able to ...