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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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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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Mouse and keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I updated my Ubuntu Linux to 14.04 and now the mouse and keyboard don't work in the login screen. I tried re-installing grub from a Live USB, but it's still not working. I would really appreciate your ...
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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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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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Half Solved | Grub error: unknown filesystem. (all partitions are unknown)

So, there are thousands of questions related to this all over the internet, but, after days of searching, I still can't find a solution! I have a Turnkey server that was pre-configured with MineOS, ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Generating grub.cfg without Linux installed

My dual boot machine went haywire yesterday, and seriously corrupted the Linux partition. Among the corrupted files were: The entire /boot directory Quite a few stuff in /bin "No problem", I ...
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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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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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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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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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Dual boot from windows 10 and antergos doesn't work

I've installed the Antergos linux right now for x2 or x3 times.... On every time after I've finish the installation and I reset the PC.. It enter on Windows 10, every time... So, know anyone how can I ...
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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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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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Booting into a kernel image

I have a recently-compiled Linux kernel image (vmlinuz file) and I want to boot into it. I am aware that this won't give me a familiar Linux system, but I am hoping to be able to at least run some ...
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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: show menu with arbitrary key combination

I want to hide the grub menu at boot, and show it when a particular key combination is pressed. For example I want the grub menu to appear only when a+b+c keys are pressed. (I am using Debian 8) Now ...
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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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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: /boot/grub/menu.lst or /boot/grub/grub.conf?

I have a brand new Scientific Linux 6 system, but this same question should apply to CentOS 6, RHEL6 or any RHEL6-derivative. I see that /boot/grub contains a menu.lst as well as a grub.conf file. ...
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How to downgrade Grub legacy in a Linux image

I have a 1 Gbyte image of installed Debian 7 which I have made it myself by copying all the needed files to it. There is only one partition in it named hda0. I have mounted it to loop0p1. I had ...
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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 ...
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Cannot boot to windows after deleting Linux Partition(s). Stuck with grub rescue

I just updated my PC to Windows 10, and deleted my Linux partitions. After a restart, it came up with grub rescue. I've tried booting from a Windows recovery disk and doing bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /...
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No display on power up

So I have this problem ever since I enabled secure-boot, every time I power up the screen doesn't turn on and it just hang there, I tried to access BIOS many times but no luck, CMOS reset didn't work ...
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After installing Kali Linux next to Windows 8.1, I can see it (using rEFInd), but it cannot boot

I have an MSI laptop that came with Windows 8.1. Originally, I wanted to get Ubuntu on it using dual boot, because I need both windows only and Linux only tools for my studies. I do not remember the ...
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xubuntu (main HD) and Kali (second HD) both LVM encrypted but Kali won't appear in grub?

/dev/sda = xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr /dev/sdb = Kali Linux /dev/sdc = Windows 7 Ultimate I installed xubuntu with grub, and Kali without. Both are luks-encrypted drives with LVM. Kali doesn't show ...
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Is it possible to boot USB device from GRUB?

When working with remote computers or when there is no keyboard, it is sometime useful to be able to remotely (SSH, for example) order boot to another device. Ordering boot to another operating system ...
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Setting Windows 7 to active partition

Currently, I have grub as my bootloader. Windows runs on a slave hard drive and Ubuntu is on the master. I need to set Windows to be the active partition because it requires this for the installing ...
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Deleted Sudo and Can't Access Grub

I deleted sudo, and I can't access grub so that I can restore it. I have a bad feeling that I don't have grub. Is there any possible way to restore it? apt-get doesn't work on my computer either.
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Grub won't boot after Linux installation

After getting fed up with Ubuntu because it wouldn't boot grub, I decided to use the distro Elementary OS. Elementry OS won't boot grub either. I'm not dual-booting, and I've installed Ubuntu in the ...