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

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BusyBox on persistent USB Livesystem

I fiddled a bit with creating a Live USB stick for creating a LFS system on my new computer. To make this easier I wanted to store some persistent data on it as well (settings, GCC, make and such ...
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linux distro won't boot after installing alongside existing linux distro

I have an existing working version (the one I am writing from) of Linux Manjaro on /dev/sda2 partition (root) as can be seen: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 931.5G 0 ...
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Which boot loader is used for live CD and why? [on hold]

I have been using Ubuntu on my local machine and occasionally running Debian and other Linux distributions for experience. Until recently I thought GRUB 2 is far common, but that was misleading. ...
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How can I configure Manjaro in GRUB2 without re-running the Manjaro installer? [on hold]

I reinstalled the Ubuntu boot-loader one day, and it showed an entry for Manjaro, but it kernel panicked on boot. After re-running the Manjaro installer, the kernel was fixed, but GRUB ignored ...
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Easy-ish Grub2 loading of iso FROM a portable hard drive

How can I install an iso from a portable hard drive? The guides that I have seen require using grub2 on the local drive to load the iso on the portable drive. I would like to boot from the portable ...
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Linux kernel boot parameters: boot, union

I'm trying to put Debian Live onto pendrive. I know I can do it by simply executing dd if=path-to-iso of=/dev/sdX command but I want to do it more "manually" (just to learn how the things work ;) ). ...
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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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Grub not showing windows

So I decided to dual boot kali linux and windows 8. I follow the tuts in here http://docs.kali.org/installation/dual-boot-kali-with-windows But when everything is done and I reboot, grub not showing ...
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Cinnamon 17.3 Grub Failure on Re-Installation

How can I force Mint 17.3 Cinnamon to ignore a grub error to complete the installation? Or how can I fix the grub lock? I am attempting to reinstall Mint Cinnamon 17.3 on a Microsoft Surface 2 Pro ...
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Create a UEFI bootable persistent USB Livesystem

After a copple of tries with Ubuntu that failed to be persistent, and the hint to create a fresh question form the community to find I easier. I am try a new attemp. My Goal: A USB stick live ...
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Can't boot Fedora from Kali's Grub

I've had Windows 10 and Fedora 24 installed, dual-booting, and it has been fine, but I just installed Kali in the remaining 200 GB, and the bootloader it installed can't boot Fedora. If I go into my ...
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How do I add another boot entry into grub2?

So I recently switched from Ubuntu to Manjaro but I lost my bootloader. Now I don't have an entry for Windows 7 anymore. Linux and the bootloader are installed on sdb but windows lives on sda. I can'...
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How to configure device mapper name of encrypted root partition with Grub2?

I would like to have my encrypted root partition mapped to the device mapper name system, i.e. it should eventually appear under /dev/mapper/system. My operating system is Fedora 24 Workstation Linux ...
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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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booting qemu/kvm directly from a file system

Having used Xen and its pygrub for a while, I'm now trying to do something similar with KVM/qemu. Basically, I have a LVM logical volume (though that could as well be a file) that contains the root ...
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Edit grub timeout in encrypted lvm setups with /boot partition?

My old setup was LVM with Ubuntu 16.04. Disk had a GPT table with a BIOS-grub and a main partition. I was able to change the grub timeout by editing /etc/default/grub, commenting out the two ...
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Any issues with restoring from a setup with GPT and BIOS-grub partition to one with MBR and /boot partition?

I had a non-nencrypted Ubuntu 16.04 setup using LVM2. I 'ported' this over to a fresh encrypted lvm setup on the same computer and disk, which saved me the hassle of reinstalling all the apps and ...
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Dealing with errors after a grub crash

So, My computer (solydk distro, AMD chipset, stock innards) was computing when we had an unexpected, cat related, power-outage. When I tried to boot after the cat-astrophy I was given the grub rescue ...
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Grub Rescue 2 Problem

I recently deleted partitions containing Kali Linux and now my computer boots into grub rescue mode. When I tried to boot to Kali Live from my flash drive, there was an error with a failure to read ...
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Grub2 Rescue Help

I installed Kali Linux and was able to dual boot it with Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I recently deleted a few partitions in order to get rid of Linux since I rarely used it. On reboot I saw the grub ...
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Unable to boot to windows

Context: Recently I've bought an SSD. Before that I had 2 HDDs; one being a 500GB drive with a W7 installation, and another 320GB Drive containing two partitions, one of which for storage (NTFS) and ...
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After installing a new Kernel in Ubuntu 14.04, rebooting takes me to busybox initramfs. How do I mount a filesystem after that?

I have a virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04 in it. I recently built and installed linux-3.14.5 kernel on it, and tried to boot into it, but it drops me to BusyBox v1.21.1 built-in shell. Here's what I ...
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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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Kali linux black screen after booting

I've managed to install kali linux from USB but after I try to boot it I get only black screen (after GRUB). It works great when I run only live sesion from USB. I am using MSI GS70 2PE notebook which ...
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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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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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Building 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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Booting FreeBSD using grub2 on uefi machine

I just installed FreeBSD 10.3 on an HP 450-a114. The install went smoothly with no issues. The machine has Windows 10, Linux Mint, and an LFS distro. In the past (on the older BIOS-only machines), all ...
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Make bootable disk from tar archive

I have a compressed tar archive from a SLES 11 root directory. I'd like to boot another machine with a live linux, extract my OS archive on a disk, and make the disk bootable. Is there any easy way to ...
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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 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 /etc/...
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Check installed grub2 modules

I run CentOS 7. Is there a way (e.g., a command) to check which grub2 modules are currently installed?
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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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arch linux- error:failed to get canonical path of 'airootfs' (grub to USB installation)

I'm trying to install arch-linux for the first time. everything was OK till I tried to install "grub" boot-loader to a USB drive. I am working by the WIKI ARCH LINUX guide. both of this commands ...
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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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How to install a Linux system without affecting previous GRUB?

I have a Linux system for current use and a few other partitions to test different other distros. But the way I install these systems, which is always the same, leads to the GRUB boot list being ...
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How can I manually define the grub prefix variable?

My grub broke, I don't know what caused it, it happened after I booted off a usb live image of a linux distro I was going to try to install, but I was only in the anaconda setup menu, the installation ...
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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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Dual boot installation has no effect (no GRUB), Boot-Repair doesn't help

With a fresh Windows 10 machine (Lenovo H50-55) I did a dual-boot install with Fedora 23. The installation seemed to go fine, but when I rebooted it went straight to Windows as if there was no GRUB. ...
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grub2 + how to print the current index according to grubby --info=ALL

how to verify in linux 7 , what is the current index that have the current kernel version for example I want to know if the kernel - 3.10.0-327.18.2.el7.x86_64 is located in index=0 or index=1 or ...
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Remove grub menu animation

I'm not sure if it's supposed to be that way or if it's a bug, but I'm forced to watch my Grub menu screen sloooooowly build itself. I have to watch it draw the lines around the menu like it was a C64 ...
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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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Grub returns File not found when booting on a new disk with Debian Jessie

I installed Debian Jessie on a new hard disk, and wanted to boot from this new disk. At the end of Debian setup, I choosed setup Grub also. But when booting, Grub falls into rescue mode with a File ...
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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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efivars data missing from procfs and sysfs

I'm trying to install ubuntu on a Tab-X 10.1 Intel WinPad. The UEFI loader only allows booting from 32 bit efi images. Ubuntu only supports UEFI in 64 bit versions. I'm trying to get the 64 bit ...
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Recovering non-EFI partition with Kali Linux after installing windows 10

I successfully dual-booted and used Windows 10 and Kali Linux for some time. Then due to a failure in Windows I had to reinstall Windows 10. With that I lost the grub. Then I followed the instructions ...
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USB keyboard won't work in Debian 8

Recently I installed debian on a separate drive on my desktop. My keyboard worked in the grub menu but not in the installation menu (I figured this was a fluke and pulled out an old ps/2 keyboard ...
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How to boot kali from native usb

Last night I made a kali linux usb. Now this isn't the live usb I literally installed kali on the drive. I did this from my desktop which meant naturally I had to install the grub for my boot loader. ...
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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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Add grub2 entries in Ubuntu

I had centOS installed in my system and after installing ubuntu the boot loader (grub2) doesn't display CentOS entry. I tried "sudo update-grub" in Ubuntu terminal but it doesn't show CentOS image. I ...