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Questions tagged [grub]

This tag is ambiguous: use grub2 or grub-legacy as appropriate.

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GRUB in USB windows in a subfolder

I'm creating a set of scripts for a multiboot USB, using GRUB as a bootloader. I want to add Windows installers. I can boot the Windows, extracting the files in the USB, only if the files are in the ...
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Grub rescue ‘no such partition ‘

I have an ASUS netbook Eee1008 which dual booted XP and Linux Mint. I inadvertently deleted the wrong partition when trying to remove the XP OS. I now receive only the message indicating I have no ...
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Can't boot kali linux first time (dual boot) UTMP; TMDS & ACPI errors

After installing (which I have done 15 times over and over so far, with different installers) I don't know anymore what to do. With normal booting in kali (no extra GRUB parameters) I get the ...
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Did backup using dd break kernel update?

In a machine with two HDD connected to the motherboard, I used dd from a live USB to write the /dev/sda to /dev/sdb. After rebooting, everything seemed normal, however after an upgrade which also ...
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add a line to file that contains quotes and variable using bash

I want to add this line to /etc/grub.d/00_header set superusers="ubuntu" where ubuntu is the result of $USER. I've tried this: sudo bash -c 'echo "set superusers='"${USER}"'" >> /etc/grub.d/...
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GRUB rescue after deleting linux partition in windows dual boot [closed]

Using HP probook 6470b I was using linux in dual boot and Bios is in legacy mod. Now i delete partition where linux installed and and then when i restart my laptop my laptop stuck at HP logo and ...
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What is the difference between GRUB variables GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD and GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX?

What is the difference between GRUB variables GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD and GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX? There is no reference to GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD in GRUB's documentation.
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init:wait for root not found

For Ubuntu 16.04, the init script does not exceute the function mountroot, nor does it drop down to the shell. What could be the reason for that? Also, I've updated the menuentry for GRUB , as follows:...
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Grub rescue: '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I installed ubuntu 18.04 using usb. On restarting I got Error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode grub rescue> This is what I tried ls (hd0,msdos7) / set prefix=(hd0, msdos7) /boot/grub ...
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Dual boot Mac OS with Kali using refind instead of grub

I'm dual booting my macbook with Kali Linux, but I'm not sure how to make a manual menuentry for Kali. When asked whether I wanted to install Grub I chose no, I was given this warning: "You will ...
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How to boot into existing Ubuntu drive on a new computer?

I had an old IBM Thinkpad laptop with Ubuntu installed die on me, but the hard drive is still intact. I want to move the installation onto an old Macbook Air I have lying around but I'm having ...
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What is the correct Grub configuration to boot a kernel with an initramfs embedded in the kernel image?

I've used buildroot to compile a Linux kernel image with the root file system embedded as an initramfs. But when I go to boot it I see grub select the enctry and then I get a solid cursor in the up ...
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Addressing USB-Stick by UUID as kernel parameter in grub.cfg

I'm using Arch Linux and setting up an USB-Stick as decryption key for my luks-encrypted root partition (boot is unencrypted). I described it already in this question. Now, the key, that's used for ...
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Gparted USB not detected by grub

Im trying to resize the partition on my boot drive. I dual booted mint and windows 10 for years but today Im leaving windows forever. I deleted the windows partition and found that I couldn't resize ...
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Encrypted /boot without UEFI

I have only one, LUKS-encrypted, partition. Is it possible to boot system from /boot on this partition? I don't want to use UEFI to do this. EDIT I'm using GRUB. I have uncommented ...
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install Debian to NVMe SSD: unable to install GRUB in dummy [duplicate]

(Dell's) BIOS setting: SATA: AHCI Boot List Option: Legacy (default setting was UEFI) Legacy Option ROMs: Enable Attempt Legacy Boot: Disable installation media: USB drive patition: Guided - use ...
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Boot ISO File located on LVM from GRUB2

I'm trying to boot from Live iso file (Kali Linux Specifically) that is located on an LVM partition via grub. I've managed to load the kernel and initrd from iso file but cannot figure out how to ...
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Why does grub break after installing a distro externally

I have an internal drive nvme0 with partitions for windows and ubuntu budgie 19.04. Now I installed KDE neon to my external SSD. This made it so that I can only get into grub when I have my external ...
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GRUB isn't able to boot from SD card [closed]

I recently installed Windows To Go onto my SD card, which is working fine (when e.g. booting from it using a SD-USB-adapter). Unfortunately my Notebook (Medion Akoya E4253) is not able to boot from it ...
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configure grub to handle two nixos installations

I am attempting to install and dualboot two nixos systems, but I am having trouble understanding how to configure GRUB properly to make it work. It might seem strange that I want to dual boot two ...
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Bootloaders triple windows fedora kali - each bootloader loads it's host OS and windows, not the other linux

I'm having issues with the kernel loading when trying to multiboot. I had previously fixed a similar issue but following a fresh Kali install (and it's attendant automatic reinstall of grub) I've ...
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Stuck while installing Manjaro using USB drive

I have used dd to put the image on a USB drive and then booted into it using the BIOS. After I start the boot option, in the GRUB menu I am presented with a singular white underscore on a black ...
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from Grub to initramfs to end kernel panic - surface 3

I installed lubuntu on my surface 3 and after updating it and restarting, it took me to grub so I did the following commands: grub> set root=(hd1,msdos1) grub> linux /vmlinuz(version no.) grub&...
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Grub menu booting issue

I tried reinstalling Ubuntu on my laptop. After doing so it messed up the boot loader and brought me to this black screen (I think it’s the grub boot menu). I have to manually type in the commands ...
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Linux Mint 19.1 GRUB menu not showing?

So I have Linux Mint 19.1 installed on one SSD (SSD 1), and Windows 10 installed on another SSD (SSD 2). In my BIOS settings, if I choose SSD 1 as the boot priority, it launches Linux Mint, but doesn'...
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Change Linux who owns Grub Boot Loader

I've installed Windows 10, Kde neon and then prime os. When installing primeos, I chosed install grub. Now I don't have an entry for kde neon and the grub resolution is not good at all.
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boot-repair: An error occured during repair

My grub partition got corrupted and I've been trying to fix it for a few hours. Right now it is empty, just formatted. Partitions on this device are as follows, in their order on the disk: /dev/sda2 ...
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Dual boot going straight to fedora without giving options

I have a laptop with windows 10 in it. I have installed fedora 29 in parallel to this windows 10. I wanted to create a dual boot system but now whenever I switch on my laptop, it directly boots via ...
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Linux Live CD crash after GRUB selection

I'm running on a fairly old HP Pavilion x360 - 13-a110dx (ENERGY STAR) with the newest BIOS firmware available. It has Intel HD 5500 graphics and 4 GB RAM. I'm currently trying to install ANY linux ...
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Can GRUB load Windows directly?

I have a question about how dual booting works with GRUB bootloader and Windows bootloader. Once the GRUB bootloader is loaded and when we choose Windows, does it directly load Windows or hand over ...
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GRUB Error: grub-install: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'

Getting this error while downloading grub. ubuntu@ubuntu:/boot/grub$ sudo grub-install /dev/sda Installing for i386-pc platform. grub-install: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'.
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How to Install Linux without CD/USB

I have a machine with no CD/DVD drive. I do not own a USB. This device has only 32gigs of memory. I have a Kali iso that I want to install on it. The notebook currently runs on Debian. Any ideas on ...
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How to add same Ubuntu operating system as backup to GRUB?

I have 4 partitions on my hard disk: 15 GB Ubuntu OS (mounted to /) - sda 2 15 GB Backup (not mounted) - sda 3 505 MB Grub (/boot/efi) - sda 1 89 GB GB Data (mount /data) - sda 4 For LTS updates, e....
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install grub bootloader dynamically to multiple disks

I am trying to preseed installing grub dynamically with to two disks with an early_command. I am using IPXE. Here is the relevant part: d-i partman/early_command string \ DISKA=$(realpath /dev/disk/...
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Failover boot image

I am trying to create a failover boot image for Ubuntu. The images will be on an SDCard System, and my intent is that if one boot image fails, the other will load. I am using UBoot and Ubuntu. ...
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Hiding Grub Menu (Grub 2.02 / Ubuntu 18.10)

I have troubles "deactivating" the Grub boot loader. Basically I just want to hide it to spare me some time. Therefore I tried editing the grub file in /etc/default and changed the values according ...
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Arch linux no longer boots after power outage [closed]

I'm currently(or was anyway) running a dual-booted system with Windows10 and Arch Linux on it. They were each on their own separate SSD and everything worked fine for the most part (had to switch ...
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GRUB Boot ISO/disk image from NTFS partition

I'm trying to boot an ISO containing a Linux live system from an existing NTFS partition on a PC. The PC has UEFI, and the hard disk is partitioned with GPT, so GRUB4DOS is not an option. Can this be ...
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systemd - mount mount process exited, code=exited status=32

First Boot always fails. Is it possible to make it work ? Working on modified OS image. Where it uses kernel of version 3.10 (Centos 7.6) but grub is still old version 0.97. When deployment of OS ...
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GRUB doesn't boot copied Linux install

I copied a Linux installation from one partition to another partition on a different drive. I did this from a live usb and omitted dev, /proc and /sys. I ran update-grub from the original install, it ...
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Dual Boot Missing for Mint Linux

I have been installed Mint Linux 19.1 alongside my Windows 10. After installation I could't find a Grub Menu on Boot. It directly goes to Mint Linux.
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Using Label in grub on Debian 9

I installed my server with Debian 9 and Grub with a LABEL. In my /etc/fstab I see My label as followed: LABEL=root / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom0 udf,...
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Root shell in system filesystem with GRUB

I'm learning about GRUB and, after search for a while, I tried to get a root shell changing the kernel load string: /boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-8amd64 root=UUID=e8485edc.... ro single to /boot/vmlinuz-4.9....
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Issue with merging two HDD images into 1

I've got two HDD image files, which both of have 2 partitions each. On each image, the first partition is the grub boot partition, and the second partition contains the files and kernel. The second ...
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Ubuntu installation Error 15 file not found

For some reason the existing operating system (Fedora is giving kernel panic error) so I decided to install Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS desktop version. When I boot from a bootable USB it just shows 2 options (...
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Dual boot option now showing up with windows and centOS

I know this kind of question is already asked before, but none of those solution worked for me, i am trying to resolve this from last two days but with no success. Problem: - When i start may HP ...
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How to handle a dual-boot system after recompiling a kernel?

I have a dual-boot system, on /dev/sdb4 I have Gentoo, and on /dev/sdb5 I installed Ubuntu 18.04 afterwards. My boot partition is /dev/sdb2, and I let Ubuntu handle the whole bootloader stuff. And ...
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Install grub using Slitaz x64

I try to install Slitaz x64 (slitaz-rolling-core64.iso) on a VirtualBox VM using this manual. What I have done is I created one disk in a DOS MBR having ext4 and bootable flag. I differ to the ...
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How to merge squashfs file during booting of “live” linux distros from GRUB manually?

I want to boot Linux distros from GRUB 2.0 command line. I've tried to do so for couple of distros and at "best" I receive initramfs prompt, no GUI which starts if distro is run stardard way. ...
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Fedora UEFI Dual boot breaks NVIDIA in Windows

I'm having a problem regarding nvidia drivers and a dual boot system on uefi. I installed fedora on UEFI mode, so grub boots on an EFI partition(/dev/sda3) which then allows to boot Windows Boot ...