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'Minimal BASH like line editing is supported' GRUB Error

I bought a new hp desktop recently which comes with windows 10. I pretty much followed this video to dual boot it with linux Ubuntu (including editing the Grub customizer at the end, but I chose ...
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GRUB fails to install during Debian 10 installer (re: UEFI, SuperMicro motherboard)

I've installed a new motherboard into my server (SuperMicro X9DRi-F) and I'm trying to install a fresh copy of Debian 10. However, when it tries to install GRUB it fails: Unable to install GRUB in ...
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Debian 10: No Bootable Devices

I am unable to boot into my new Debian 10 installation without using Super Grub Disk. This is a brand new Debian 10 install on a fresh hard drive. I am not dual booting -- the Debian graphical ...
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How to solve the problem with installing GRUB in Arch?

I am trying to install Arch Linux in VMware and I have problems with GRUB: in: grub-install /dev/sda --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot out: Installing for x86_64-efi platform EFI variables ...
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OpenSuse unbootable, grub uninstallable

When I installed Kubuntu 18.04 onto my then new nvme drive, I simply created a GPT on it, then an ext4 partition /dev/nvme0n1p1 and a swap partition /dev/nvme0n1p2. I left some space unallocated for a ...
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Disabling Hibernation Boot on Debian Buster

i recently installed Debian 10 Buster with KDE Plasma Desktop to my laptop. When i logon, system starts up the apps while they were open before shutdown. I edited the file /etc/initramfs-tools/conf....
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USB won't boot in UEFI mode on HP Elitebook

I was trying to install Arch Linux on an HP Elitebook 840 G1, but find that, since the usb doesn't boot in UEFI mode, I can't install grub. I've tried changing the boot option to /Native UEFI/ rather ...
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How do I edit grub.cfg and save it?

I want to make an edit to /boot/grub/grub.cfg . I save the file and run sudo update-grub. But when I reboot, the old version is still being used by grub. So it seems update-grub is not using this ...
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How to install grub for a multiboot external hard drive

I have an external hard drive which contains three primary partitions, two of them with an Ubuntu flavor each (14.04, 16.04), and the third contains just data. There is also an extended partition with ...
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How do I add Android x86 5.1 boot entry to grub2?

I am trying to quadruple-boot Cloudready, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Android x86 5.1. I have Cloudready, Ubuntu, and Android x86 installed, and when I turn on my machine, I can boot into Cloudready, and ...
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access to root account using grub mode

I've just read about How To Fix Broken sudo Command in Ubuntu and I used grub menu on my linux virtual machine to solve my problem and add my user account to sudo group. So I would like to know if in ...
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Cannot boot to windows after installing linux mint

I have installed linux mint to my external SSD on my surface pro 3. During the installation I touched only the external drive, and chose it also on the option 'device for boot loader installation' at ...
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White screen after waking up from suspend - Ubuntu 18.04LTS

I have AMD CPU and AMD Radeon graphics. The screen remains white after waking up from suspend however processes in the background work like I can still log-in by keyboard and shut down the system by ...
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GRUB boot loader not shown on system startup

I am using Windows 10 installed on SSD( 256 GB) and Kali Linux Installed on HDD(1 TB), After successful installation of Kali Linux, the GRUB bootloader is not displayed on startup. I am not getting an ...
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grub problem after removing ubuntu from dual boot PC [closed]

I uninstalled the Ubuntu partition on my Acer Predator system with Windows 8.1. I went into BIOS and set boot to my windows installation disk, but the PC now goes to the grub command line. I tried to ...
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Hide Grub Menu - Linux Mint 19.2

For some reason on my Samsung Ativ Book4, after installing Linux Mint, the grub menu is showing and I want to be be able to boot directly into Linux Mint 19.2 without having a loader showing the ...
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How grub tells kernel where to find initramfs?

In grub there is the following line which loads the initramfs file into memory: initrd16 /<initramfs_file>.img But how actually does kernel knows that its init is in that image ? Is it some ...
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Booting a different GRUB entry the next time only

Is there a way to boot another OS or a different kernel the next time the machine reboots, but on the reboot after that go back to the original default?
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mmcblk mounted as 1 -> root=UUID fail finding rootfs

I just upgraded Linux kernel (from 3.10 to 4.14), and now mmcblk rootfs partition as mmcblk1 (while in the older kernel in mmcblk0). I would have assumed that things should yet boot correctly from ...
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How can I find the documentation for “emergency mode” when attempting to boot into Linux (Mint in my case)?

I know that a lot of questions have already been asked about emergency mode when booting a Linux distro. (Seemingly Mint, Ubuntu, Redhat all have it.) Does it have documentation? What entity does it ...
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SUSE tumbleweed. GRUB does not charge previous OS

I installed OPEN SUSY Tumbleweed, in an independent partition. In other partitions I had MXLinux 18, /home, /boot partitions. After installing Tumbleweed, it only charges OPENSUSE in the grup. I ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 restart lands in GRUB menu

I am certain that I've screwed up something while working on neatly installed Ubuntu 19.04. It's a dual boot on ASUS and after installing 19.04, a restart usually lands in GRUB menu and issuing an ...
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Grub shown for the only system

I've been having Kubuntu 18.04 for a while. After that I installed Kubuntu 19.04 over previous (I changed disk part settings to create volume that can be encrypted thus there is no Kubuntu 18.04 ...
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sda1 /puppy_bionicpup64_8.0.sfs not found

I am new to working with linux specially when it comes to remastering. The company i am at has a need/requirement of developing and having the build of a java program in any linux. building the java ...
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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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Why don't we put GRUB config files on the ESP?

I have been reading through GRUB manuals, and one there is one choice with respect to GRUB that doesn't seem to make sense to me. Every tutorial that I have found chooses to install GRUB "tethered" to ...
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Delete Dual Boot on Windows

I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Notebook laptop. I have installed Kali Linux on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them).Whenever I turn on ...
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How to automatically repair the grub on debian 9 in each boot

As the title says, I need an automatic way to repair the grub in case it breaks. I have a pc with local servers (Nginx, PostgreSQL, etc.) in a store, in this city the power cuts are very common and ...
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System Boot order not found

So here is the problem: I started up windows and created a partition. I restarted and tried to install Fedora30 from a USB. All went fine until, at the end of the installation process, there was an ...
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How does BIOS bootloader know which disk to use?

As I understand it, the GRUB bootloader on a BIOS system (and most other bootloaders for that matter) are comprised of 3 parts. The first part (stage 1) is stored in the first 448 bytes, which is ...
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How to edit grub config manually?

I have a USB Debian installer and I would like to add a new menu item to the grub menu (Automated install with some boot parameters). I did find grub.cfg and I added my custom menu item but it does ...
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Accidently deleted kernels in the /boot directory and the computer will not boot

I've deleted some of my kernels in the /boot directory and saw that I've deleted the kernel that I was booting from by using the command 'uname -a'. Is there a way to change kernel in my grub.cfg so ...
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Debian 10 only boots to GRUB (LUKS + LVM)

On reboot, my new installation of Debian 10 (amd64) only spits out a GRUB shell. The operating system is not loading. My disk is GPT, with the first parititon being ESP (/dev/sda1), formatted FAT32 ...
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Grub not starting after moving drives

So I've got a Debian 9 machine with 5 hard drives in it. I tried moving these drives to a new machine and hoping they would boot. When I did this, I got "normal.mod not found" and it kicked me to grub ...
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Symbol 'grub_file_filters' not found on Kali Linux VM

After apt-get update; apt-get upgrade successfully on my Kali Linux VM, restarted to finish some installations and was taken to grub rescue mode. On grub rescue > ls, returns: (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) (...
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What does `swapaccount=1` in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT do?

In the question Limit memory usage for a single Linux process it was mentioned to change the file /etc/default/grub so that GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT contains GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="...
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Dependency failed for /boot LUKS on external USB drive after Debian update initramfs

Please somebody help me :( after a firmware update my Debian Sid with encrypted LUKS root does not boot clean anymore. At boot, after inserting my passphrase, there are a bunch of messages and a ...
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Uninstall grub from Debian (I'am using systemd-boot!)

The first thing I do with a new Linux box is to install systemd-boot. Grub, one would think this abomination was made of the hand of MS! Okay, back to subject: I just ran an upgrade on my new Debian ...
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Grub not showing debian partition

I have a hard drive sda with 3 OSs: Windows 10 Debian Ubuntu After installing Ubuntu, Debian partition is not showing anymore. I tried to update the grub from Ubuntu: sudo update-grub This is the ...
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Stuck in BusyBox initramfs while booting Parrot OS 4.7 I don't know what to do

I installed Parrot OS 4.7 on Dual Boot with Windows 10 and this happens during booting I tried deleting the partition and reinstalling Parrot OS again but still the same issue! As you can seeThe image ...
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Arch Linux GRUB installation fail on Virtualbox

I was trying Arch Linux in a virtual machine, I am at the part of installing grub bootloader. When I try to install grub into "/dev/sda1" it shows the following: Installing for i386-pc platform. ...
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Unable to switch between 2 OSs

I have 2 in my PC, a Samsung 970 EVO 500GB M.2 NVMe and a Samsung SATA SSD 860 EVO with 250 GB. Windows IS installed on my m.2 drive, and recently I installed Pop! _OS (an Ubuntu fork) on my SATA SSD. ...
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I have a triple boot System with 2 grub

On my laptop I have a triple boot system with windows , Debian and POP_OS problem is I had Debian's grub at first due to having a dual boot at first but I found out about POP_OS and gave it a try ...
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How can I make grub visible while starting computer?

I have installed Windows 10 and Linux Mint on two separated physical SSD Grub isn't visible while starting; I am able to load windows or Gnu/Linux by manually changing the load priority in BIOS. I ...
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GRUB fails to boot arch linux?

I have a problem with my installation of Arch. I had recently uninstalled it as I wanted a clean install. I installed it up to the point of rebooting after installing and configuring GRUB with ...
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Why isn't my compiled kernel showing up in the GRUB boot menu?

I am trying to compile and install my own kernel (5.2.0-rc7) and everything seems to be working fine until I reboot to actually boot into it and am unable to select it from my GRUB boot menu. I have ...
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Yocto Image will not boot

I asked this question on StackOverflow before but got told here is the right spot to ask. Since im new to Yocto I ran into some problems trying to boot my intel-corei7-64 core-image-minimal from HDD. ...
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With dual boot where install the GRUB on Debian

I will ask when to install Debian asked me where to install the GRUB, with only an operating system, it installs on the first hard disk, /dev/sda but with two operating systems, where install it, ...
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hide grub menu and initial loading message

With Debian 9.9 and GNOME 3.22, I'm trying to load the OS without boot menu. I've installed plymouth to show a graphical loading and set this options in grub: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_TIMEOUT=0 ...
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Erasing hard drive to reinstall Mint

After installing Linux Mint, I had a problem with the hard drive (more than 200GB) getting full without me downloading anything. This was probably because of timeshift and some users said it also had ...

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