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

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Why do I need GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

I just switched from lilo to grub2 and my first attempt failed with kernel panic - not syncing vfs unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0 0). It turned out that the problem was that the root ...
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Boot GRUB2 with Degraded RAID5

I am building a custom NAS with Debian Jessie. Has three 4TB hard drives in a software RAID5 configuration. Works perfectly when all three drives are present. I am trying to test what happens when if ...
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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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grub-install : File descriptor 3 leaked on vgs invocation

I installed Debian Jessie on a LVM in a software RAID 1. To make sure MBR are written on both disks of the RAID 1, I run dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc (as suggested here) and select both disks. I get ...
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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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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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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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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 restore grub on a uefi boot after a windows update wiped it?

Until yesterday I had a dual boot debian / win8 with grub that worked like a charm. Yesterday a stupid windows update totally wiped grub and I'm now unable to boot in linux. I installed linux a year ...
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Initramfs error installing Blackbuntu through Grub

I'm trying to install Blackbuntu through Grub. Once I click the ISO in grub it displays the Blackbuntu loading logo, but then I get this error: Initramfs error: unexpectedly disconnected from boot ...
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Grub2 unable to boot encrypted root

I'm using ArchLinux, I followed their tutorial on encrypting your root filesystem: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Using_DM-Crypt But I cannot get grub to boot the encrypted partition. My ...
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Windows 8.1 not showing up in GRUB bootloader after installing Linux Mint 17.1 on partition

my system drives are based on these hardware parts 1: SSD 250 GB 2: HDD 1TB 3: External HDD 2TB I use my SSD for Windows 8.1 and all other related stuff, like, installing software etc. The HDD is ...
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Fedora 22 on MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

I recently installed Fedora 22 on my new MacBook Pro. Good news: Wi-Fi works out of the box, so you can update the system immediately to resolve the faulty video driver issue (under bad news). ...
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Dual boot Mageia5 using Windows XP bootloader

I used the following commands for dual booting Mageia 5 from Win XP bootloader grub2-mkimage --output=./core.img --format=i386-pc --prefix="(hd1,msdos5)/boot/grub2" biosdisk part_msdos ext2 cat ...
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slitaz 4.0 grub2 loopback concatenate multiple initrd images

I'm trying to get slitaz 4.0 ISO to boot using a grub2 loopback on a multiboot USB; insmod font if loadfont /boot/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then insmod gfxterm # insmod efi_gop # insmod efi_uga ...
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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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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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Trying to boot Mint via ISO on Drive using a DVD

I use Mint on a Windows PC that I cannot install Grub on. I am trying to figure out how to boot an ISO on the root directory of the C drive (c:\mint.iso) on my Windows PC by running Grub off of the ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg received a segmentation fault [closed]

I have corrupted either my /boot partition, dpkg, or both. I was trying to free up space on my /boot by removing old Linux images. Now my machine will not boot. when i try to reinstall Linux-images, ...
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Advice Needed for Grub2 Rescue Prompt

When I boot my system, I receive the following Error Message on my screen: error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> After seeing the error, I plugged in an external USB ...
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What does the --hint option in grub2's search command do?

I'm looking at the official GRUB2 docs for the search command, as found on http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html#index-search Command: search [--file|--label|--fs-uuid] [--set [var]] ...
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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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How can I boot the PC-BSD live DVD-ISO IMAGE directly via GRUB2?

Via the loopback command, GRUB2 allows to directly boot an ISO file. Now, I've configured the according menuentry to boot the PC-BSD Live DVD ISO, but when I try to boot it, the FreeBSD bootstrap ...
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Grub 2 os prober for windows 8

I try to use dual boot with fedora 20 and windows 8. I install first windows and then fedora. And grub dedectet automatic my windows. So the default \etc\grub.d\30_os-prober for windows is this: ...
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Debian install fails on USB-HDD

After my internal HDD broke in my laptop, I've tried to install Debian 6.0.6 on my external HDD. Please note that everything runs great when installing Ubuntu, but for some reason while the Grub stage ...
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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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Wheezy to Jessie update broke root software RAID, can it be fixed?

Last night I attempted to update my PC from Debian 7, Wheezy (now old stable), to Debian 8, Jessie (now stable). On rebooting, the system broke at 0.267166 minutes into the launch telling me it can't ...
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Grub Refuses New Kernel

so my Mint 17 hasn't been booting, and I tried reinstalling the kernel from a live USB drive. I followed the steps detailed in this guide to edit /etc/default/grub to accept the last saved kernel ...
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Kali Linux is not booting after installation after/before Windows 7

I have GPT, EFI (or UEFI?). I've installed Windows 7, then Kali Linux (in opposite order too), but Kali doesn't want to boot -- Windows wants. I tried to use update-grub, tried to switch the ...
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Syntax error in grub.cfg on update-grub (Grub 2) (memtest86+)

When I run update-grub or I try to reinstall it, I get a "syntax error". The output is somewhat like this: error: syntax error. error: Incorrect command. error: syntax error. error: line no: 262 ...
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restoring grub mint 17

I'm currently trying to get my Mint 17 partition booting again. I tried to fix a booting problem with boot-repair and a live USB, but upon inputting the command sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda7" ...
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How to install Kali linux on to a specific (existing) partition on a USB stick

I'm endeavoring to put Kali linux onto a USB stick - I know it's already written up, but I'd like to use only a portion of the total space (the aforementioned link will use the entire drive space). ...
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Recover from emergency mode on Centos 7

I have a Dell PowerEdge R420 which has installed Centos 7 and was working fine. One day I removed the disks that Centos 7 was installed (2 disks with RAID-1 layout) and I installed another clean disk ...
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how to make GRUB find modules on multiboot Linux LiveUSB?

background (skip to header=problem if you're expert on LiveUSBs, ISOs, GRUB2, etc) I'm setting up a multiboot/multiISO Linux LiveUSB as detailed here, which I intend for use on multiple hosts (i.e., ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. w8 boots through grub shell, but not from menu

I have a laptop, with installations of Ubuntu 12.10, and Windows 8. Windows 8 was first installed on the system, and Ubuntu was installed afterwards. During the Ubuntu installation, the installer ...
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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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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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Can GRUB 2 handle GPT? [closed]

I have come across some articles that say grub can't normally handle GPT. Not sure if this is old facts or outright incorrect and what version of grub is being referred to. Can someone please explain ...
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I installed Debian 8 on a UEFI laptop, but it isn`t booting

Last time I used linux was a long time ago, Debian six had just been released, and those days I would install it with tranquility in any system. I thought it would be the same now, as I`m on windows ...
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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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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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How to re-install grub2 [duplicate]

Windows 8.1 came pre-installed in my laptop, I installed Debian 8 on dualboot, the day before yesterday I had to reset BIOS settings, after resetting BIOS is also reseted MBR for windows only, system ...
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GRUB-EFI installation fails while installing Kali Linux in external hard disk

I was trying to install Kali Linux from a live USB to an 1TB external hard disk. At first I was unable to boot the live USB with my H2O Insyde BIOS. Then I converted my pen drive partition table to ...
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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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How to set MBR to Linux Partition instead of GRUB

I have a Linux Mint 17.1 Partition at /dev/sda1 and another Mint 17.1 Partition at /dev/sda5. How do I set the MBR to boot into /dev/sda1 instead of the GRUB menu? I know how to use GParted to delete ...
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Installing GRUB2 on an external HDD without a live CD

I have cloned my HDD to an external HDD and now I need to install GRUB to make the external HDD bootable. The external HDD is meant as a mirror backup for my current HDD (I mean that once the ...
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How to boot Sabayon linux with isoboot= and overlayfs parameters?

https://bugs.sabayon.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4941 I don't understand, how sabayon's initrd image is created. (I am just installing that system for the first time!). When I am trying parameters from ...
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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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Startup and shutdown issues after Fedup from Fedora 20 -> 21 -> 22

After running fedup to upgrade from Fedora 20 to 21, and then to Fedora 22, I have been experiencing issues with startup and shutdown. On reboot, I get the 3 versions on my Grub list. When I select ...
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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 ...