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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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How to boot Windows UEFI from Debian legacy Grub with two SSD drives?

I am using Debian 12, and I am trying to add a new line in the grub menu. This PC has two SSD drives, the first one has Windows 10 and the second one has Debian 12. How can I boot Windows from the ...
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Grub not appearing

When I turn on the PC the GRUB screen doesn't display and goes directly to any OS (which is configured on the F2 boot start list) and when I tried to find the /etc/default/grub file it's missing there....
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KDE Neon GRUB menu freezing after using boot-repair to fix try and fix GRUB Rescue prompt

I'm not too familiar with Linux in general so please bare with me. TLDR I tried installing KDE Neon on an external USB hard drive, but when I tried booting my computer back into KDE Neon (not from ...
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Grub error occured?

I just upgraded my parrot OS using the command line. And when I restarted the pc this error occurred : Symbol ‘grub disk native sectors’ not found. I have tried set command to solve this issue but ...
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Using GRUB to bootstrap Windows10 from a PCIe NVMe SSD

I have a computer about ten years old, and I would like to install a PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD in it. Unfortunately, the BIOS cannot boot from the SSD, because it doesn't know how to boot from a PCIe SSD. ...
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How to reinstall UEFI grub in a disk, where I only can legacy-boot using another disk?

I went over many posts, books, blogs on Grub, UEFI,... and I can't figure out how to fix my grub. Situation: My main disk (SSD 500GB, now in /dev/sda) run debian using Grub2 in UEFI. All good. After ...
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What does btusb.enable_autosuspend=n really do?

Bluetooth is a mess in linux. After hours of trying to make bluetooth even turn on, I found out that adding this to the grub fixed the issue to where now it's at least turning on albeit not pairing ...
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How does grub-install / grub boot exactly work?

Trying to make an USB with full installed Linux distros, I've landed on a bunch of pages (like this: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?)) explaining how to ...
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Grub has overwritten my main hard drive

I installed MX Linux into my ssd to dual boot it with PopOS but I chose the grub option because it said that I can dual boot easily with it. But that one choice doomed my life. my main hard disk has ...
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How to fix Systembootorder

I tried to install Linux Mint Cinnamon on my Acer laptop, but after the installation there comes up a grub bootloader screen with this text. https://ibb.co/P9r0hpw So what can I do? It's now enough ...
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Problems with dual boot in an old pc (pentium 4) without UEFI

I write all of you because I have expended two weks trying to solve this problem, I have seen a lot of youtube videos and read a lot of forums but I cannot fix this. I want to clarify that I'm only a ...
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Grub v0.97 doesn't display new boot options after editing menu.lst file

I recently installed Android x86 7.1-r3-i386 in a partition in the same hard drive my Debian 10 i386 system is. I edited /boot/grub/menu.lst to add a new option to run Android x86 in the boot menu. ...
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Legacy bootable usb with win10 - linux mint

I have ssd and hdd. Both use mbr scheme. On my ssd I have mint and it is running well. I want to dual boot and install win10 on hdd but I have problem creating legacy bootable usb with win10 using ...
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Chainload EFI grub2 from i386-pc grub2

Is it possible to chainload grub2 with EFI from i386-pc grub2? I've tried grub> chainloader (hd1,gpt1)/efi/grub/grubx64.efi But I got the "invalid signature" error. Thanks.
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centos 6.10 kernel update ok, grub updated but new kernel isn't loaded

Today on an internal, legacy centos 6.10 server I run yum update It downloaded and installed, without errors, these packages: kernel-headers-2.6.32-754.15.3.el6.x86_64 Tue 25 Jun 2019 09:46:52 ...
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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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