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Grub (debian) will not start in AHCI mode

I was running my Debian (Acer laptop) for quite some time without much trouble. However, when I started it recently I've got message: No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key It ...
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Kali Linux Installation Attempt, Stuck in Initramfs!

I tried to install Kali Linux today. Everything went well and the installation completed without any problems. Though now when I start my computer I am prompted into grub. My linux installation is ...
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grub error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I am getting the following grub error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Is there any way to fix this error? I can't boot into Debian because of this. Partitions: SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) ...
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How do I hide grub boot menu unless shift is pressed?

I've read the forum but it seems my grub boot menu doesn't follow the form of the config file. I would like the menu to not appear unless Shift is pressed. My grub menu appears every boot and stays ...
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How to move positions of OSes in grub 2?

I installed multiple OSes on my PC. When the grub bootloader appears, I want the order to be different. How can I change that order?
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How to switch arch linux to lts kernel?

I'm running a headless server installation of arch linux. The high rate of kernel upgrades caused me some maintainance headache and I therefore wish to switch to the lts kernel. I already installed ...
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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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Linux + what are the steps use the oldest kernel version in place of the current

I have Linux red-hat 5 version I want to reboot the machine with the previous kernel - 2.6.18-408.el5 so I set the default to 1 but before I will reboot the machine to startup with the older kernel ...
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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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Setting up HDMI output from Linux console

I am currently running Debian Wheezy on a HP Microserver N54L with an AMD Radeon 5450 video card. I would like to be able to play audio from the console through the HDMI port of my video card and ...
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Boot process stops until PS/2 key presses?

I'm working on an embedded product based on Gentoo linux 3.6.6 running on a Mini-ITX motherboard. We're looking at switching motherboards (from a Jetway NF9D-2550 to an Advantech EIMB-214), and to ...
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`isolcpus` kernel parameter has no effect on Ubuntu 16.04 desktop

I added the following line to /etc/default/grub GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=1,3" then ran sudo grub-update (and rebooted) but according to top processes are still being ...
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Hyphen/Dash “-” Symbol's use in Linux bash /dir + GRUB booting for newbs

I am attempting to complete this GitHub tutorial on creating a custom GRUB loader for a stubborn Asus Win8.1 laptop on which I am hoping to install Ubuntu: ...
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Edit /etc/passwd file from grub

I tried installing zsh on ubuntu ( 14.04). When I switched to zsh, I was unable to go into super user mode. If I do a su it asks for passwd and on entering the correct password, it says: Cannot ...
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How to prompt window for grub versions comparison after package updates

I am on Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.8.4 (Debian 4.8.4-1) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u4 (2015-09-19), it's the 8.4 release (jessie) I had the ...
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How can I get from menu.lst to syslinux.cfg?

Problem I'm creating a bootable iso from a YUMI USB drive to burn on DVD's for friends. More info here. I took the grldr and menu.lst from a bootable XBoot iso, but now I'm trying to figure out a ...
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Grub and usb serial support

How to access the grub menu using a usb serial converter? I know it's possible to have grub menu in serial console, putting these lines in grub.conf: serial --unit=0 --speed=9600 --word=8 ...
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usb_submit_urb(ctrl) failed: -1 Corsair k65 RGB keyboard

I recently purchased a Corsair k65 RGB keyboard. Of course it didn't work at first, but with an ckb-opensource driver I got everything working on my arch system. Everything went so well until I ...
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Centos 7 and Windows 10 Dual Boot Grub Not Saving Last Choice

I have a dual boot system with CentOS 7 and Win10. My install was totally vanilla (CentOS then Win10) and went fine. Everything is great except that grub does not appear to save my "last" choice ...
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How to reconfigure grub on a backed up arch linux on a USB flash disk

i managed to back up my arch linux suing rsync : # rsync -aAXv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} / /run/media/username/archlinux edited ...
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Trouble Boot repair

I had a problem with my grub, it didn't recognize my OS, I have installed windows, ubuntu and kali. I tried to use Boot repair in a ubuntu live cd as sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda10" apt-get purge ...
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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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Linux - Kali - Grub menu issue

im just here because iam now desperate after all what i have tried ! please if someone can help , reply ? i have official windows 8.1, uefi , with secure mode off. I did a dual boot with it ( kali ...
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grub partition error

This is the first time this has happened to me.I don't use linux on a regular basis, except for some project work. I had logged in today , finished my work and restarted it so I could go into windows ...
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Getting error opening Windows. Error 1: Filename must be either an absolute pathname or blocklist

I've installed CentOS 6.4 on UEFI machine. Created /boot/efi partition and installed grub in it. But when I open Other in the grub menu I get this error: Error 1: Filename must be either an ...
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Grub-customizer: error while loading shared libraries: libarchive.so.13: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I wrote this question at stackoverflow and got recommended I prob would have a better shot here. So I'm trying to install grub customizer so I can make Windows the default OS to boot since I use that ...
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LFS System not booting or GRUB cannot access /bood/grub on boot

The closest question I could find is this one, however it is still quite a bit different from what I am needing: GRUB fails to install My specific setup and the steps I followed to produce this I am ...
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Linux Mint Debian Edition: GRUB Error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I am new at Unix & Linux OS. (Also I am new at another things about computer science.) There occurred very annoying error about GRUB. I installed LMDE on my computer using LMDE official live usb ...
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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 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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Set default kernel in GRUB

How can I pick which kernel GRUB2 should load by default? I recently installed a the linux realtime kernel and now it loads by default. I'd like to load the regular one by default. So far I only ...
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Dual booting Oracle/RedHat Linux installations

I've searched for answers on this and it seems no one is dual booting two installations of Linux. It's all Linux vs Windows. I have a system with two hard drives in it. Both have Oracle Enterprise ...
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Colored horizontal lines when booting from GRUB

I have an annoying problem when I boot to windows from GRUB boot menu, I got always colored lines that disappear in seconds. I also tried to change my linux distro 3 times but I always get the same ...
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which live/rescue disk it is which gives you an option to boot into your GNU/Linux OS without grub?

I remember a live CD/DVD where I could just boot into my GNU/Linux partition in case your grub was shot. The simplest thing was once in your GNU/Linux partition, install grub-pc and its brethen and ...
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Password protect Grub2, but still allow normal boot

I have seen this link , but I don't have grub.conf in the first place. His situation is the inverse from mine though. This link explains quite a fair bit on Grub2, but I am still clueless as to how ...
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Stuck on grub rescue with no /boot directory?

Deleted a partition during Windows 7 installation. Now all I get is error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode.. grub rescue> I tried to look for /boot directory: grub rescue > ls ...
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How to add Windows to GRUB

I have my encrypted Archlinux installed on my SSD. Now I have one HDD with Windows installed. But in my GRUB just Archlinux is shown (no Wonder, because I just installed Windows on the other HDD, GRUB ...
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Dual Boot Windows - Linux Mint grub menu not appearing at startup

I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Pavilion laptop not very old. I have installed Linux Mint on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them). My ...
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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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grub --version command shows grub (GNU GRUB 0.97) ,but if I go to the /boot/grub folder I find grub.cfg which is the configuration file of grub-2

In su mode if i give the command Holmes ~ # grub --version grub (GNU GRUB 0.97) But when I go to the /boot/grub folder I find Holmes ~ # cd /boot/grub Holmes grub # ls device.map fonts ...
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Are there any preventative measures I can take to preserve GRUB before I install Windows 10?

I'm about to install Windows 10 on my pc. I currently have Fedora 23 on it. I know when I install Windows, GRUB will get destroyed. Is there anything I can do beforehand to to make it so I just ...
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cannot edit grub after configuring password on Centos7 based efi

After configuring password to protect grub, when I enter password I never access to grub parameters. To explain, I have modified /etc/grub.d/10_linux cat << EOF set superusers=”root” password ...
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multi boot win 7 ubuntu 15.10 kali

this is my first time using grub and I am hitting a problem. I can't seem to install ubuntu in the manner I "think" I should AND added to that I get unusable space. Here's what I am doing could ...
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Kali can't boot with window 10

I want to do a full install on my usb drive(sdx) but when I was installing the grub on myusb it cant find my master system sda (window10) but it showed that the grub were installed.But when I boot ...
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Skip fsck at boot

I know it is not recommended, but is there a way to skip fsck checking the file system mounted at / if it was not cleanly unmounted? I want to do this in single instances, while or before booting. I ...
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How do I change the GRUB boot configuration from within Windows?

I currently dual boot Windows 7 and Fedora 14, using GRUB, with Windows 7 as my default. I know that from Fedora, I can set GRUB to boot into Fedora, overriding the default, on the next reboot. Is ...
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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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Laptop boots directly to Ubuntu, can't access BIOS or Boot menu anymore

I'm running Laptop with single OS: UbuntuMATE 15.04 Beta1 64bit on Toshiba laptop Core i3. After burning "Elementary OS" on a live USB drive using UNetbootin, what happened is: -After reboot, laptop ...
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Can I install grub2 on a flash drive to boot both BIOS and UEFI

Well, obviously I can, because all of the Linux distros are delivered as hybrid ISOs that can boot both BIOS and UEFI. The question is how? I had thought I could run grub-install twice: grub-install ...
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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 ...