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Dual boot - fails to boot to Windows 7 from new HDD with GRUB

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to a new HDD. In the old HDD, I already had a dual-boot configuration of Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. Due to some problems during the installation of Ubuntu, I ...
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QEMU kernel panic to serial port

I'm working with kernel 2.6.13.1 on Debian 6 with QEMU/KVM for a class. The kernel, once installed, panics on boot. The curses interface to qemu doesn't seem to allow scrollback to view the entire ...
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Meaning of root in GRUB config file

Refering to here with a configuration as grub> root (hd0,0) grub> kernel /vmlinuz-i686-up-4GB root=/dev/hda9 grub> boot The preceding is usually sufficient to boot a Linux box. The ...
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GNU grub version 2.02

I have double boot running windows 8 and mint. Today when i started pc , it did not asked me which system i wanna boot but instead throw GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...
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Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. Boot error on Fedora

I am using fedora 22 and windows 8 on my laptop. Recently I updated fedora using yum update command. When I restarted fedora, boot menu is not coming. Instead a black screen is coming with following ...
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Unmounted /boot, deleted from /etc/fstab, from where exactly GRUB take its settings?

I unmounted and removed the entry line in /etc/fstab regarding my /boot partition. The hero of all Unix questions Gilles here actually mentions this: "No, /boot isn't needed during normal system ...
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LMDE2 does not work on my laptop after being installed from Live CD/DVD

I have installed LMDE 2 on my Samsung laptop and when I try to start the system, I get this: I have to insert the LiveCD in order to start the system. When I finally use the LiveCD, I can see the ...
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Installed OS on EFI system crashes on grub shell

I have installed an el6 based custom OS on an e-mmc drive. This machine doesn't have legacy boot mode, only EFI. The installed OS has grub-0.97-77.el6.x86_64.rpm. Using a rescue disk I can see that ...
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actual usage of 'grub-mkimage --config= '

On Linux, with GRUB 2 Bootloader, I try to figure out the actual usage of the --config= option in grub-mkimage. The man 1 grub-mkimage on this topic: -c, --config=FILE embed FILE as an early ...
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grub2-mkconfig doesn't show Windows

After recently having installed Fedora on the same HDD as Windows, Boot manager no longer shows up in Grub2. When trying to repair what I've done by running grub2-mkconfig, it doesn't find Windows. ...
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unable to boot with GRUB after installing arch-linux

i finished to install the Arch linuks with lvm on Luks and rebooted after configuring the GRUB. when i boot to the USB GRUB i get: i have edited this page and fixed the UUID number to the sda1 ...
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Installing Debian but can't boot

I'm installing Debian testing on a SSD, there is a pre-existing EFI ESP partition from windows installation, the disk uses GPT partitioning. Problem is after it finishes installing it won't boot linux ...
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Can't boot Debian after force EFI installation

I just installed Debian with encrypted /, I made a /boot partition and converted an NTFS partition to EFI, it installed but now I can't boot on linux. My motherboard boot list put a mirrored "N" sign ...
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How to restore grub boot on a /boot partition after windows 10 booting restoration

I just installed Debian testing but it didn't put Windows 10 into grub booting options so I restored Windows 10 boot with this tutorial http://www.qliktips.com/2012/11/fix-windows-8-boot-issue.html ...
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Does GRUB2 support multi-line textual descriptions?

In SYSLINUX, one can provide a multi-line description for a menu entry like so: LABEL foo MENU LABEL Foobar the system TEXT HELP This is a long-form description about how you really shouldn't do ...
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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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choose rescue grub in change root environment

I have an online root server which only gives kernel panic since last update. Now I would like to change grub settings to start in rescue mode. I chroot-ed into the system from my rescue console: M=/...
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System fails to boot after Linux installation

I have installed kali linux. But when I try to boot I receive the following message as shown in the figure: May be because of wrong GRUB configuration. How can it be fixed?
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Grub doesn't find windows 8

So, i've recently installed Debian in dual boot with Windows 8. When I reboot, my GRUB doesn't show Windows 8. My initial question is : How do i know if Windows 8 is still existing. If it is, how to ...
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Installing grub

I have a ubuntu and windows dual boot system. Both were installed on my internal HDD. Now I installed ubuntu on my EXT.HDD but unfortunaty the GRUB was installed on my Internal HDD. Ubuntu is not ...
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Grub disable recovery not working on detected OS

I have a laptop with a tripleboot of three Linux installs: Kali Linux 2.0 and two times Debian 8.2 (one for gaming and one for development). I wanted to disable the recovery options, so I uncommented #...
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Prevent debian from messing up grub configuration

I have a tripleboot of two debian 7.0 installs (one for development, one for gaming). I also have a full-disk-encrypted install of Kali Linux 2.0. When I did apt-get update && apt-get upgrade ...
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How can I get a bootloader with WIndows 8 and LinuxMint

I have Windows 8, then I would install Linux Mint with USB live so i created partitions /home, / and swap then i started the installation. But after the restarting i still dont see any bootloader to ...
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dpkg cannot remove old kernels. grub-probe halts [closed]

recently on a update, dpkg tried to install a new kernel and /boot ran out of space. next boot it failed to find init image. so i rebooted, selected the previously good kernel, and tried to remove a ...
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How do I dual boot Windows and Archlinux when they are physically installed in different harddrive?

I installed Arch Linux and Windows in separate harddrive (not partition, but real spinning disk drive). Each OS has their own boot because I was hoping to move Arch Linux directly to another machine ...
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I edited grub.cfg and linux mint won't boot now (virtual box)

So I was trying to boot DOS on Linux mint and found an old article, which told me to add this: title DOS update utility root (hd0,0) kernel /memdisk initrd /dosboot.img.gz in grub.cfg. I ...
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Arch Linux not showing bootloader on UEFI system

I recently installed Arch on my laptop (Dell Precision M4500). I had just changed the hard disk so I had to partition from scratch during the installation. I chose to go for a GPT partition and also ...
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I think Ubuntu messed up my EFI. I'm in over my head

So, installing Ubuntu was a breeze. Make a bootable thumb drive, restart, hold alt, boot into it. But Ubuntu isn't for me, so I thought I'd try Mint. If I reboot and hold alt, I get a few choices ...
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How can one boot Kodibuntu live USB from grub2?

everyone! As the question suggests, I'm finding it difficult to boot Kodibuntu from grub2. Here's the whole story: I have recently bought an Intel Compute Stick which so far has been great for my ...
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how to set acpi_osi parameter in the grub

This is a question about a problem I could fix but I do not know why the fix works. I wanted to be able to adjust the backlight from keyboard and the only thing which fixed that was changing a line ...
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Fixing GRUB after cloning a drive with RSYNC

I have a remote server (no physical access to it) that I need to clone locally. So, I attached a secondary HD to a local linux server, created the partitions boot, swap and root and rsync'd all the ...
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Ubuntu overwrites grub, no boot option encrypted debian

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I already had a single Windows 7 partition and two linux partitions. The problem is that Ubuntu overwrote the grub bootloader, and now there is no ...
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How to install Kali?

Firstly, I tried to install Kali 2.0 from usb. Clicked install/graphicInstall. But it complained that there was no dvd disk with the packages in. Then, I went liveUSB and installed from there. I had ...
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grub menu not showing in dual boot Linux mint 17 & windows 10

I know that this is a common problem but my situation is a bit different. I had a perfectly working Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 in dual boot with grub menu showing and giving me options on what to ...
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Ubuntu Server x64 - VirtualBox - GRUB

I using Ubuntu Server 15.10/amd64 and when installation on VirtualBox begins to end I saw message "failed to install GRUB record". And when I tried run the system without GRUB it's showed up black ...
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Only booting to GRUB automatically

I installed Elementary OS earlier as the sole OS on my machine. When I boot now, GRUB is displayed on the screen (with a message about minimal bash being available). I can boot to Elementary OS by ...
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Kali linux installation issue

I have tried to install kali linux on my pc like a thousand times(10 times really) without success. I have a HP 15 laptop, 4GB RAM, 2.16ghz, 500GB HDD with intel pentium processor. The installation ...
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boot repair doesn't find windows

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 7. Today I was getting an error message when booting into Win: "BootMgr missing." I ran the common system repair tasks available on the Windows installation ...
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I have several linux distributions installed, but can only make changes to GRUB from one of them. How can I fix this?

I currently have the following operating systems installed on my laptop (in order of installation): Windows 10 Kali 2.0 Kubuntu 15.10 Everything works fine when I start the laptop. I get the GRUB ...
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Grub doesn't recognize Win10 after first installing Win10 and then LinuxMint

So I was trying to set up a dual boot Win10/LinuxMint on my HP Pavilion by doing the following: -Installing Win7 fresh from an HP Recovery Partition. -Upgrading it to Win10. -Installing LinuxMint ...
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Inherited Computer, trying to boot of USB but not working

I'm not too familiar with Linux OS. As the title has stated, I have received a computer that the previous owner had attempted to install some Linux OS, I don't know which particular one. I have both ...
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I can't delete a file from EFI System Partition

I'm trying to delete a file since I installed rEFInd instead or Grub, I want to remove Grub or just remove "grubx64.efi" from my ESP, to make it disappear in the rEFInd boot screen. I can mount my ...
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“grub” entry in BIOS after installing ElementaryOS

After installing ElementaryOS, I get the entry (to boot) named "grub". None named ElementaryOS as expected. Problem is, when going into the grub entry, I get its console (more or less like this). Am ...
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Upgrade OSX (Macbook Pro) when it has a Debian dualboot

On my Macbook Pro, I have a Debian/OSX dualboot, the partition looks like the following on OSX: bash-3.2$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Syslinux: reboot to another boot menu item (or to specific OS) from console

I have installed syslinux and several kernels. I want to reboot to specific boot menu item (or to specific OS). For example, right now I'm on a standard kernel and want to boot to Linux with LTS ...
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Backlight control configuration misbehaves on an Ideapad.

I did a clean Ubuntu install on a Lenovo Ideapad P500. The backlight started okay, but after pressing the keyboard light function once, it got reset to a very dark state. The brightness setting ...
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Grub error on dual boot: You need to load the kernel first

I am a beginner in dual booting in Linux: Ubuntu and OpenSUSE, which I installed in that order. Thus I get an OpenSUSE Grub menu at startup. Selecting OpenSUSE works fine, and while Ubuntu does ...
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Ubuntu Forcing HDMI Output on Boot if Monitor disconnected

I have a ubuntu 14.04 server that connects to a A/V Amplifier via HDMI. The problem is, if the amp has a source selected other than the Ubuntu during boot up of the ubuntu m/c, then when the ubu ...
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Is it possible to install GRUB from a Debian install disk to also support an existing WinXp/Win8.1 installation?

I have the following problem: I have a system with a single hard disk, partitioned into 3 partitions: Windows XP Windows 8.1 an empty ext3 partition. an additional logical 4 GB partition reserved ...
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Boot repair failed - no GRUB found - what now?

So I've installed Mint from a bootable USB. All seems to go well. However when I then go to boot into the install I'm greeted with a flashing cursor and nothing more. After a bit of internet ...