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Questions tagged [grub-legacy]

grub-legacy is the first revision of GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader. Grub legacy version numbers run up to 0.9x.

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Reinstall new linux distro on existing partition without effecting other partitions and GRUB

So, for my studies I got a computer with Windows and Ubuntu. A couple of days ago i tried to change the desktop environment of Ubuntu and kind of broke it hard somehow. Now, I'd like to remove Ubuntu ...
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How install legacy grub to gpt uefi disk?

I have new computer with UEFI. I formated the disc as GPT (not MBR), made few small partions on start (as placeholders for UEFI, for boot, for swap etc ...) then larger partition for system / (and ...
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How to get grub1 to work with GPT

I'm trying to get grub1 working with GPT. Currently on a virtual machine, as a test step before migrating a real one. I've created a partition for /boot, and a different one where I'd like to embed ...
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How to install GRUB with dualboot in Legacy mode?

I have a problem with my laptop, I have Windows 10 and Parrot Home OS (a Debian based OS) in other partition, yesterday when I installed Parrot, the installer noticed me that the only thing that ...
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Booting straight into Windows, no Grub in BIOS

i probably f*cked up. Yesterday i decided to install Kali Linux along with the pre-installed Windows 10 of my Ideapad 100. One small problem i had though was that i had to change between the "UEFI" ...
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How to get Windows on grub menu? Using two HDDs; Windows bootloader on first

Here is some background. I had a 1TB HDD with Windows inside it. Partitions something like this: I bought an another hard drive of 2TB and wanted to dedicate 1TB to Windows and another to Linux. Here ...
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How make bootable copy of grub-legacy disk

I have this problem (well larger but it can be stripped down to this) - headless machine far, far away, with two discs /dev/sda is "working disc" with a lot of partitions, mainly /dev/sda1 .. /boot /...
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fdisk: partition table “not in disk order” but “Order is correct already”? and GRUB-legacy issues

For a few days i'm breaking my head over the following: the partition table is reported to be messed up, but it's not. grub-legacy gives problems with some partitions during actual boot-up, but not ...
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How to change kernel path in grub.conf?

In the /boot/grub/grub.conf file, how would I change the path name of where the kernel boots from if the boot file is located somewhere outside of /boot? For example, I would want to load the boot ...
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Windows 10 is not showing in grub2 after kali-linux install

I've got Windows and Ubuntu installed. After turning off secure boot and selecting legacy boot mode, I proceeded with installation of Kali Linux from the flash drive. During the installation I have ...
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Grub unable to find /boot/grub/stage1 file when I try to make a backup of linux on compact flash card

I am trying to make a backup of a compact flash card on another compact flash card. I have used many tools like dd, Win32DiskImager, Ghost backup recovery etc. But when I boot from the backup card, it ...
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Getting grub prompt after moving computer to new case

I have a computer with several hard drives, one Windows 7 install and one CentOS install. I moved the computer to a new case and now the BIOS only recognizes one of the disks as bootable, and that ...
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Boot-Repair hangs, possible alternative?

My overall goal is to dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 10. The motherboard is legacy bios only. Firstly I installed Linux Mint then Windows 10 on a secondary partition. Because I forgot to make a ...
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grub-legacy not booting default

I'm running a Debian server on a hosted service where I have no webbased console access to the computer. I needed to upgrade the installation and also the kernel, but after reboot 2.6 kernel is still ...
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How does Grub Stage1, exactly, access/load stage 2? [duplicate]

This is my first ever question, I have put this question in front of Red Hat Instructors but didn't find any satisfying answers. I'm using RHEL/CENTOS6, GRUB Legacy 0.97, and have consulted heaps of ...
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Meaning of root in GRUB config file

Referring 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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GRUB Legacy complaining about filesystem being unknown?

I have several VM's in an OpenStack cluster (KVM) and when they get built from an image that had say a single 5GB partition they too will have this same HDD geometry configured. I've found several ...
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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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Kali Linux doesn't detect my hard drive partitions

I wanted to install Kali Linux on my computer that is currently running windows 7 64bits, so I created a 200Gb free partition, made an installation USB key, and everything was running perfectly during ...
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How to install GRUB on a new drive?

I have a virtual box running with CentOS. I have attached a new virtual disk to the existing CentOS VM and I'm now trying to install GRUB on this newly attached disk. Later, I will bring up a second ...
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grub permission error

I had some package and a kernel update today on my Debian work computer. When running sudo apt-get install I get the following: paul@icarus:~$ sudo apt-get install Reading package lists... Done ...
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Is my server still using a grub-legacy (GRUB 1) MBR?

When Debian updated to GRUB 2 (package grub-pc), it didn't automatically upgrade the MBR. Instead it configured the old GRUB 1 installation so that it will chainload GRUB 2; that way administrators ...
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grub will not boot new kernel

For some time back I installed Linux mint 17 on my desktop machine, which is a dell studio 540. During the installation process, I did not have any internet connection, because my wireless card needed ...
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How to make 'install USB' with custom Linux?

I built my own custom kernel for new hardware.(Not a normal PC, embedded x86 device), and using syslinux I could create a booting USB for that kernel. After a few trial and errors, I was able to ...
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How does Grub boot off of a Windows partition?

I have a dual boot laptop that was built by Dell with Windows/Red Hat. The grub configuration says that it was made by Anaconda. The partitions are as follows: /dev/hda1 Dell Utility /dev/hda2 ...
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Removal of HDD causes kernel panic

I recently added a 2nd HDD to a system and then proceeded to do a clean install on to this 2nd HDD of CentOS 6.5. The original system was CentOS 5.9. My plan was to leave the original HDD in place so ...
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Grub error 15 (file not found)

I'm trying to fix a problem with a new installation. I'm running this existing distro (Ubuntu) from /dev/sdb with a new OS, Gentoo, installed on /dev/sda. I'm glad I took the trouble of setting these ...
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How to show progress when loading initrd?

I have a complete root fs built into initrd, so it's almost 500MB. It takes a while to load to memory and during this time, the screen has no indication of the progress. I would like to know if there ...
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GRUB2 and Foreign Keyboards

If I have GRUB2 installed on a system that is using a foreign keyboard and I want to use CLI Mode, what key would I press? On Latin-based keyboards, we would press "C", but other alphabets lack the ...
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Not able to install GRUB (grub legacy) on flash drive!

I'm following this tutorial of Dedoimedo to install GRUB on USB flash drive. Though this tutorial doesn't talk of installing in pen drive but I though it can be used here even. [ Minimal BASH-...
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grub> : not able to find files?

I have installed grub legacy on my system Ubuntu 13.04 for testing & learning. In the shell terminal I typed grub & the grub terminal showed up. Then I searched stage1 file as below but got ...
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grub on floppy to rescue CD boot chain

I am having trouble figuring out how to have grub installed on a floppy in a way that it automatically boots a modified Ubuntu 12.04 CD on startup. I will settle for knowing some commands at the grub ...
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CentOS boot time screen resolution

I'm trying to set the screen resolution in /etc/grub.conf using vga= on the kernel line: vga=788 I'm using CentOS 6.4. That command should set the screen resolution to 16bit 800x600 according to ...
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GRUB error 17 booting USB disk

I have a USB disk with Grub 1 installed. I have 6 different Linux versions, all on different partitions, and one boot partition to hold the kernel images and grub. On some systems this works great, ...
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Windows 7 to Debian Linux: install without CD/DVD or USB drive or net during install

Installed : Windows 7 home premium. Now want Debian Linux. Tried a couple of things (see question below). Got installer menu using win32-loader.exe of Debian from the goodbye-ms site. But I have a ...
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Booting grub legacy via qemu using pxe

I have been trying to boot grub legacy via qemu using pxe. For some reason, the grub does not display the menu and enters into the command mode after displaying the following error. Error15: File not ...
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How to make RHEL 6 to boot in Text-mode?

I am using RHEL 6.4 on a HP-Z620 Workstation.Whenever this machine starts up, it comes up with Graphics Mode e.g. Splash Screen,Red Hat Logo etc. But I want my machine to start in Text Mode. e.g. I ...
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Manually copying MBR from one drive to the other GPT drive and configuring GRUB results in booting failure

I run CentOS 6.4. I have SSD 300GB for system files and RAID10 8TB for storage + backup. SSD system drive is partitioned as follows: fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 300.1 GB, 300069052416 bytes 255 ...
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Why do I have GRUB and GRUB2 in my boot directory?

I'm running F17 and my boot directory has grub and grub2. Why do I need both of these? I thought only one grub was required to boot. Does each one have specific properties?
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Ext4 support in Grub 0.9X (legacy) and Grub 1.9X (Grub2)

I'm about to setup my new USB key with Grub or Grub2. In the old days I used ext2 for the boot partition. I'm wondering if I could use ext4 for Grub2? And if use Grub 0.9X, what about support of ...
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Prevent GRUB from showing up by default?

Whenever I boot on Ubuntu, I see the entire GRUB menu by default. Is there a way I could make it simply auto-boot if uninterrupted within X seconds? I remember that this was the case on previous ...
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GRUB splashimage

I am using leagcy GRUB (0.97) on a system running linux kernel 2.6.31. I am using a GRUB splash image from /boot/grub/menu.lst. I see that the splashimage goes away once the GRUB menu selection is ...
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Grub and boot loader

What effect does setting a partition to active still have with common boot loaders. For instance if you install grub on the mbr, do you still need to specify the /boot as active, or does grub just ...
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Fuduntu not recognized by GRUB

Yesterday I installed FUDUNTU. During the install my MBR (I use ubuntu as my main OS) was overwritten. When I recovered the MBR I discovered that FUDUNTU was not listed. Any idea?
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Boot-loader to boot to an encrypted partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux boot loaders supporting full disk encryption? I am looking for a Boot-loader which is smart enough to boot from an Encrypted partition. I want to place the kernel and ...
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grub-update in GRUB Legacy (0.97)

I have reinstalled grub, because I have done an install of Windows 7. The problem is that grub doesn't see Windows. I know, that in grub2 I can run grub-update and it will find all my systems. But I ...
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Arch installs but GRUB does not load

I installed Arch Linux from a USB flash drive. Everything went well, no errors at all. When I rebooted, however, I got only a blank screen with a blinking cursor. No GRUB. I cannot input anything. I'm ...
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How to install GRUB to a whole ext4 disk without partition table?

Currently I have the entire disk /dev/sda formatted as ext4, and installed Gentoo. (There is no MBR, no partition at all. ) But finally, I can't install GRUB on it, because it seems like GRUB needs ...
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Grub error 21 unless both sd card and live-usb are present

I'm not sure exactly how my EEE PC got to this point, but I have Backtrack (an Ubuntu-based distro) on the SD card, and a few different Ubuntu LiveUSB distros on different USB memory sticks. If both ...
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Grub won't boot Arch Linux

Notice: This is not about dual booting, I can setup GRUB to dual boot with Windows 7 later. I just need to be able to get into Arch Linux. Last night I installed Arch onto my computer via netinstall ...