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Need to boot Windows 7 from Grub rescue command prompt

I booted my computer today and found the Grub rescue command prompt. I have been given this computer and it has Linux and windows 7 on it, but I have only ever used the windows section. I have no idea ...
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Can't boot from Fedora PreUpgrade image

I have been happily using, for several months, Fedora 12 on a PC with a crashed Windows XP3 as the other operating system, and have just used preupgrade to download Fedora 16, which now appears as the ...
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GRUB fails to install

For the past two days, I have been attempting to install Linux Mint 14 64-bit edition. Each time, the ubiquity installer has failed with this error: Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed. This ...
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after BIOS splash, will not boot, asked to select OS, but can't

I'm running Linux Mint 13 MATE 64-bit. Everything has been working for several weeks. Yesterday, when I tried to boot up my computer, after the BIOS screen flashes I reach a screen with a black ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 7 after deleting Linux partitions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: After removing linux Grub error I was dual-booting Linux Fedora 17 and Windows 7. I used Windows to delete the Linux partitions, but now I can't boot into Windows ...
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After removing linux Grub error

I have a dual boot Windows & Linux system. I removed the Linux partition, but after that I am not able to go in to Windows XP. It is not booting. It gives me a GRUB error.
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Want Windows to boot instead of Grub

So when I turn my computer on, Grub rescue boots up. I have finally figured out how to get into Windows, but now I want to skip the step of entering the information into Grub to get into windows. How ...
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Installing GRUB from scratch

I am trying to make a scratch linux installation on a PC board that has an x86 processor running on it. It also has a compact flash drive on it to which I have copied my compiled kernel image. The ...
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Failed to boot Grub Error Fedora 17

I had two hard disks. One is internal, 320GB, all NTFS, where Windows 7 is installed in a ~20GB partition. The other is external, 160GB, where I have installed Fedora. Now when I had installed Fedora ...
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How is GRUB able to read it's config file on ext3 fileystem?

I have read that GRUB can read ext2 filesystems and has modules for doing this. What is the location of the mod on a Redhat system and how about if the /boot partition is ext3/ext4 or other filesystem ...
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Deleted GRUB root directory. How do I reinstall grub?

I have the following partition structure /dev/loop0 squashfs /dev/sda1 system reserved ( ntfs ) /dev/sda2 ntfs ( windows partition ) /dev/sda3 ntfs /dev/sda5 ntfs /dev/sda6 ext4 I have Ubuntu ...
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after adding one more physical volume and enlarging logical volume, grub fails

Several years ago I installed Debian on my 500 GiB hard disk. During installation I chose to have encrypted filesystem. So installer created one small unencrypted boot partition (I guess that grub ...
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Detect if it's lilo boot loader or grub?

Without rebooting, is it possible to tell if the boot loader currently present was LILO. GRUB 0.97 or GRUB 1.9X? I was thinking about reading MBR, but not sure about it. Just by checking the files ...
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Force GRUB to boot into a specific kernel/OS?

I'm using both a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, and frankly it's really annoying having to go grab a physical keyboard in order to boot into another kernel version or into Windows on another partition. ...
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Let grub re-scan disks?

I placed a entry like this in grub4dos, rootnoverify (hd1) chainloader +1 boot But sometimes when I plug in my USB key too late, grub will not detect this usb key, is there anyway to let grub ...
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Complete install on RAID1 + LVM

When doing a complete install of Linux is it possible to install everything including /boot on 2 software RAID 1s (4 hdds) + LVM? I haven't been able to figure out whether this is definitely ...
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How to reset Linux root and grub passwords?

If we forget our Linux root password, we can change it by changing grub's boot options. But in this case, we also set a grub password and forgot both passwords. How can we recover both?
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Reinstall GRUB from LiveCD

I have both windows and linux run on same machine. In Windows, when I set parition C to main boot, I cannot use GRUB anymore. So, I decide to reinstall GRUB. But, when I use Fedora live CD to boot. I ...
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Restoring Windows XP from grub

Previously I had a dual boot with Windows XP and Fedora. I have deleted Fedora and extended the C drive using Mini Tool Partition Wizard. Then I restarted the system with the Windows XP bootable CD. ...
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Unable to mount /home/ partition after reinstalling grub after reinstalling windows 7

I've reinstall windows 7 on it's asignated partition and, as usually, it override the MBR with it's own stuff and, thus, it was not possible to boot to my ubuntu 12.04 partition. I followed the step ...
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How can I get GRUB to configure my screen properly?

My screen says that it can't display the stream, and to use 1680x1050@60Hz as soon as grub would be loaded. I was told by #hardware on irc.freenode.net that this was due to grub missconfiguring the ...
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Recover damaged grub loader on Scientific Linux 6.3

So... there is a notebook far away from me, and I can only sit in front of it in about a month. So I'm searching for a solution - "remotely". Scientific Linux 6.3 is installed on it, and it worked ...
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Multi-Distro boot DVD with SystemRescueCD 2.8.0 fails to boot the SRCD portion

I'm trying to create a multi-distro mutli-boot dvd image containing (amongst others) the SystemRescueCD iso. I'm using GRUB as the boot loader and I've managed to get most of the other ISOs booting ...
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Automatically detect boot disk with grub0.9X

I have boot loader setup on a USB key, so when I boot with local grub4dos installation, I use: rootnoverify (hd0) chainloader +1 boot But since I had two disk (usb and internal HDD), how can I ...
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Home partition not recognised after GRUB reinstall [closed]

I had to reinstall Windows on my machine, which had a dual boot with Crunchbang. My Crunchbang install has two partitions, root and home. So I have installed Windows, booted with a Ubuntu liveCD, ...
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USB Keyboard does not work with Grub

I am setting up Arcade Puppy http://scottjarvis.com/page105.htm on an old Dell GX50 PC. Instead of using a PS2 style keyboard which I don't have I opted for a low profile generic USB keyboard. The ...
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Grub not loading after Windows 8 Install

My system was configured to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and Windows 7. Today I got my hands on the MSDN release of Windows 8 and I installed it over my Windows 7. Now the computer just boots to ...
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Installing GRUB to first sector of /dev/sdb damages partition table

I'm trying to build a linux-based embedded OS using buildroot framework. After compilation I extracted contents of root filesystem on micro SD card. Now I need to install GRUB. I have stage 1 and ...
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Debian restarts itself after booting with a “not responding” error

I had a stable Debian 6 install until earlier today, when some keys on my USB keyboard stopped working and my USB mouse buttons started to behave strangely. I had not installed anything new since the ...
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Move GRUB from USB to HD

When I installed Linux debian 2.6 and GRUB I managed to install it, the boot loader, on a usb flash drive. Right now, If the USB drive is plugged into the computer, the GRUB and the OS starts, ...
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Grub does not list windows after crunchbang installation

I have a couple of years of experience with ubuntu, but this is my first time with a non-ubuntu based distribution. I managed to successfully install Crunchbang from a bootable usb stick, created with ...
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Prevent hacking the grub.conf using a 'live rescue' from a live linux iso

It happened that I had set the grub password in grub.conf. But, using a live linux iso, I was able to delete the password from the grub.conf. Please read the steps for the same mentioned in this link: ...
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Grub fails after install it on my macbook pro

I'm trying to install Archlinux on my macbook in dual boot mode. I part the disk that way : /dev/sda1 -> EFI /dev/sda2 ->MacOS /dev/sda3 -> /boot /dev/sda4 -> / /dev/sda5 -> /home As ...
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GParted LiveCD: Is there a version with a 64-bit kernel?

I'm trying to chroot with the GParted LiveCD onto an existing 64-bit system, attempting to fix grub.
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MBR is toast or at least Grub is

This started after some kernel trouble that I left alone for a while. I had miscompiled a kernel then tried to re-compile it and started to organize a list of boot options in grub for differently ...
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Boot into chroot directory leaves the root partition read-only

I am trying to make grub boot into a chroot directory /slack containing a Slackware Linux installation. This directory was created by issuing the following command: installpkg --root /slack a/*.t?z ...
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Booting a newly compiled linux kernel

I have started reading the book Essential Linux Device Drivers. I am following the process for compiling and booting into a new kernel. However I am unable to boot into the newly compiled kernel - I ...
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What is resume= used for in my grub boot settings?

I've always noticed the resume=/dev/foo entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst, and that it corresponds to the swap partition, but I've never questioned its use. title SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 - ...
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How to repair the grub on debian

I am loading Linux (Debian Lenny) on VirtualBox but there is apparently something wrong with the GRUB. When I start the system, a grub menu appears: Then I run the following commands: root ...
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archlinux cannot boot after replace module init with kmod

I install archlinux (latest iso from the repository), then I install broadcom-wl and connect to the network to run pacman -Syu everything is OK, then I run pacman -Syu again, it ask that ...
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Cannot boot to Windows 7 partition using Grub

Windows 7 BOOTMGR is missing when I try to boot into the OS from GRUB. Im not anywhere near being a pro when it comes to partioning or whatever so here's a image of gparted: And a copy paste of ...
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How to enable dual booting option at boot screen?

I have two hard drives, 160GB and 500GB. On the 160GB I have installed RHEL 6 and on the 500GB, Windows 7. When I start, the hard drive which is set as primary is booting directly. I have set the ...
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Force grub to accept windows installation

I installed in my laptop some time ago a oracle linux server to make some test for my job., ok now i want to remove it and install windows from CD., but when i restart the pc he try to run the CD from ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 bad install…now Mac won't boot

I've been having a problem all day. It all started when I tried to partition my HD to install Ubuntu with bootcamp on my mac. The install froze and when I restarted the Apple logo was replaced with ...
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Puppy frugal install Harddisk Grub Problem

I tried to install Puppy Linux 5.2 on a Harddisk (IDE), since the BIOS does not allow USB boot. As described here, I ran the universal installer and chose Harddisk, Then i create a small partition ...
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Cannot access GRUB after deleting Win 8

I have Windows Vista and Linux Mint 12 KDE installed on my PC, each installed on it's own hard drive. I recently wanted to try out Windows 8 Consumer Preview and see how it ran on my PC so I created ...
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Linux Operating system-NOT A KERNEL CHANGE [closed]

I tried to make an operating system with my on custom built kernel. It didn't work out to well. I am using ubuntu and have downloaded linux 3.2.7 from kernel.org . I am not trying to change the kernel ...
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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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Slackware boot error after fresh install

I'm currently running Ubuntu and Slackware on my system. After just installing Slackware, with everything appearing to work fine, I boot into GRUB only to see an "error: no such disk" or something of ...
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Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst on OpenSuSe 11.3

I compiled the latest kernel, and the menu.lst is updated as follows. My aim is to keep the other kernel around, so that if the new one fails we can still boot from the other one. Is this the correct ...