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GRUB is the GRand Unified Bootloader, a BootLoader that can be used to boot most operating systems.

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Elementary OS don't want boot with 32-bit UEFI

64x processor but 32bit UEFI LiveCD boots successfully, installation goes without problems (Not from LiveCD or something like this), but after it I see only UEFI shell. I am new to working with Linux ...
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Installation help (ERROR: configuring bootloader error: command failed with exit status; exit status: 1)

I'm trying to install EOS 6.1 as a dual boot alongside Windows10 on my laptop. I've already space on my SSD for EOS; I have 40GB formatted ext4 for root, 8GB for swap, and about 140GB ext4 for home. I ...
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Juno 6.1: Old kernel versions fail to remove, "Directory not empty"

I'm running eOS Juno 6.1 on my laptop, and recently received a notification that my boot drive was full. My current kernel version is linux-image-5.13.0-35-generic. When purging out the old unused ...
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Operating System Updates fail in AppCenter. Runs for 1 second, stops, and the updates are still pending. (grub related packages held back.)

sudo apt upgrade results in: "The following packages have been kept back: grub-common grub-pc grub-pc-bin grub2-common shim shim-signed": michael@elementaryOS-phy:/$ sudo apt upgrade Reading ...
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Everytime i try to choose windows 11 from the grub menu it gives me error: Secure boot forbids loading module

im really new to linux (Like first time using it yesterday) so, i tried to dual boot (because i still want to play games) and i just fall in love with this elementary os look, so i dual boot windows ...
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Bootmgr is missing after fresh installation

I installed Elementary Odin to formatted SSD where Windows 7 used to be. I had to use Windows installing DVD to format that SSD, otherwise Elementary didn't instal at all. When I finally successfully ...
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Elementary OS 6 installation without grub boot-loader

In previous version of "elementary OS" there was the possibility to launch the installation of the OS from the terminal with the command "ubiquity -b". The "-b" option ...
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Is it possible to enable KMS with the Proprietary Nvidia driver on Odin?

The proprietary Nvidia driver has had experimental support for KMS for a while now, which can be enabled with the nvidia-drm.modeset=1 kernel parameter. I have previously tested this with Fedora 35 ...
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Elementary OS 6 not booting - drops into initramfs prompt

The issue has occurred after the accepted solution to https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/675425/regular-update-broke-initramfs-on-elementary-os-6/675476#675476 This is how my screen looks when I ...
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Elementary OS does not boot

After installation the elementary OS did not boot. I can't be sure what is wrong. If I installed any other type of linux like LinuxMint or Fedora they seem to support multiboot and are booting well. ...
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Elementary OS 6 - The login screen goes missing

After upgrading the Kernel to 5.11.0-37-generic, I cannot access the Elementary OS login screen whenever restarted. I will need to reboot the PC a couple of times before accessing the Elementary OS ...
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Changing the boot order in grub to have windows boot by default

When my computer boots up I get the grub menu with Elementary Odin as the first item. If I do nothing it boots to Odin of course. I would like to have windows boot by default. I have tried grub-...
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Limbo state shutdown or reboot

Computer shutdown fine, but after shutdown computer comes in to a limbo state. It it will not boot. Only showing a black screen. Holding down power button for four seconds and start computer again. ...
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Odin installer goes black after 'try or install elementary'

I posted this as a bug report last week, but I'm also posting here to see if anyone has suggestions for what I can try next. Most of the posts here that describe a similar issue (with Hera, eg. 1, 2) ...
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GRUB - I want my Odin to boot with text

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" should do the trick but won't work anymore
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GRUB Editing not working, leaving R9 390 on a dark screen

I use an MSI R9 390, the card is famously unoptimized and needs GRUB edits for injection of kernel arguments radeon.cik_support=0 radeon.si_support=0 amdgpu.cik_support=1 amdgpu.si_support=1 amdgpu....
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I tried to install Odin on a separate drive to dual-boot with Windows 10 but now I cant use Windows

Sorry if I don't provide enough information, it's just that I'm not very savvy with these things. I tried to install elementary OS 6 Odin on a separate HDD while having a Windows 10 installation on my ...
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grub unusable output after fresh elementaryOS 6 install

After doing a fresh install of Odin, whole disk, on a 2015 13” MacBook Pro the grub menu is showing 1 row of pixels of output. Seemingly, this error also prevented me from being able to use the ...
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AMDGPU problems installing elementary OS 6 beta 2

I am on elementary OS 5.1.7 and trying to install elementary OS 6 beta 2. I used Etcher to create my live USB. However, when booting up from the live USB, I am only getting a blank screen.I am on AMD ...
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SOLVED GRUB fatal error during install on RAID

I'm trying to install elementary OS on raid0. My ESP, of course, is not part of the raid, but rather a separate partition near the beginning of one of the disks. I boot into the live ISO, download ...
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New kernel boot option not showing up in grub

I'm having some troubles with installing a new kernel on my Elementary OS installation. I've installed the 5.11 kernel, and it's installed successfully, but the option to boot into the new kernel isn'...
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Grub does not open automatically

I have been using elementary OS for some time now(months). I have it dual-booted with Windows 10. What I did to open elementary OS was to press "esc" while booting, then choose boot options, ...
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Elementary OS install doesn't show up as an option on startup

I made an install drive for Elementary OS (elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200814.iso), but when I restarted my pc, I couldn't select it as an option. I was unable to get it to show using F1 and F12 keys ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 installation from USB freezes

USB-stick made with Etcher but after boorin shows up only some cryptic text ... Should DVD help or getting rid of Rock Ridge dual folders in iso ? JK
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grub-efi-amd64-signed package failed to install into /target/ During Installation

New Elementary OS Hera (latest stable release as of yesterday) user here but not new to Linux. Every time I attempt to install Elementary OS from having the ISO written to a Live boot USB, I get the ...
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GRUB and file system recovery behaviour, after lengthy shutdown

Does normal GRUB behaviour match my description below? My original description follows; I edited my question to enable a yes/no answer. If others feel my GRUB is behaving as expected, I will focus on ...
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Unable to enter eOS after restoring snapshot in TimeShift

After restoring a snapshot from TimeShift my laptop reboots and boots onto a blue screen that reads "ERROR: Verification failed:(0x1A)Security Violation". I have to go into my BIOS setup and ...
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Resume from suspend causes reboot

I recently stuck a second hard drive with Windows 10 installed in my system. Ever since, suspend is not working correctly in Elementary OS. The computer appears to suspend normally, but when I wake it ...
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Touched Boot Sector 0

The installer does not honor disk install target ... it sort of installed where I asked but then during Grub creation decided to muck around the primary disk boot sector. really not sure why that ...
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Elementary won't boot with a QHD monitor

i have installed Elementary on my NUC-8-i7 about 6 months ago. Everything was working perfectly for me and i had no issues. Recently I upgraded my monitor to a QHD monitor and suddenly it won't boot......
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How to remove grub on startup

I've a single OS pc, with latest version of elementary installed on. Everytime I start up the system, Grub asks me to select what to boot or it will select automatically in 30 second the first row (...
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solved, suddenly no more dual boot

I'm new to the subject an installed elementaryOS on a pretty old (1,8 GHz single processor) WinXP computer. So far everything worked fine for a few days. Now when I try to boot Windows, I chose ...
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Windows Boot Manager loops back to GRUB

Lately I installed eOS 5.1 Hera on my good old Asus X52JC (BIOS,no UEFI) next to Win10. Almost completely successfully, except an issue with GRUB I cannot get solved myself so far. What works: Boots ...
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Live USB only displays on half the screen - installation fails

I'm trying to install elementary on a brand new HP Envy laptop, with a 10th gen Intel processor and a 1650 Ti GPU. When booting to the live USB, only half of the display renders properly. The desktop ...
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ElementaryOS Won't boot after normal installation from live USB

I've installed ElementaryOS, and it won't boot. It shows me the ElementaryOS Logo, but then it changes to a terminal with the cursor blinking. There is no text in the terminal whatsoever. Please help ...
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Why does the Elementary installer insist on installing Grub on a drive that I haven't installed Elementary on?

This is a major annoyance. I've just installed Elementary on an external SSD (used Gparted to configure the partitions on the drive etc.) and when the installation is finished I find the install ...
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How to change kernel for a non booting OS

When I boot up everything is fine until I get to userware, then screen looks funny/not smooth and keyboard and mouse stop working, only a hard reset gets me out. When I checked on next bootup, I saw ...
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Hera (5.1) - MacBook; Installation failed at grub install

I have a late 2006 MacBook (MacBook2,1). I downloaded Elementary OS (5.1, Hera) and plunked it on a USB stick. I tried in in "live mode" and all was good. I committed to installing eOS and it was ...
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How to switch boot sequence in dual boot PC?

Fellas I've been using Linux Mint for quite some time & recently have replaced my Windows partition with Elementary OS. But the Boot sequence hasn't changed. I want to make Elementary my default ...
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Unable to install GRUB message (Hera)

I was running Elementary OS Loki or Juno (don't remember) on my Asus T100TA laptop. I figured I'd do a clean install of Hera, and since I had nothing of value on my computer I just removed all ...
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I deleted my /boot folder and it's strange but now elementary OS doesn't boot anymore

Stupid me, I've deleted my /boot folder with a little sudo rm * command. (I was doing two things at the same time, wrong terminal and... it's gone). Without rebooting, I used boot-repair. When I ...
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How to load kernel from GRUB

Elementary OS is hosted on sda5. Win 10 was on sda1(?). I deleted BOTH partitions to resize sda5. I restarted my laptop and was greeted with the GRUB2 interface. I have no clue how to get back into ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after installing ElementaryOS 5.1

I have some experience setting up Windows Linux Dual boot, but unfortunately yesterday I ran into a problem. The grub menu does not have Windows 7 on it, and I don't know how to get it on there. I ...
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Boot from DVD from grub?

I have a laptop with just elementary os on it. I have a windows 10 iso on a dvd that I want to boot off of. It isn't booting from the DVD-ROM when I restart it just starts up the os. If I try to ...
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Installing elementary OS as third dist for testing

First post here so HI THERE! I'm really interested in eOS, especially after the liveusb test and want to install it now for long term testing. I bother about my other installed distros because I ...
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Grub Problem after installing Elementary OS 5.1

I install Elementary Os 5.1 in HP pavilion notebook. after installing HP Notebook enter grub rescue mode and does not find "error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found"
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elementaryOS on Macbook Air 1.1 (a1237)

Decided to install Linux, because last supported os is Lion 10.7.5, and now in 2020 I’m out of working browsers. So the question is - Is it possible to install elementary on my old Macbook Air? I ...
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Grub Visual Error

Grub start to look like that. Just visual, don't have any functional problem.
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Read error after wrong 'set root' in grub rescue

I have a dual boot with elementary OS and Windows and somehow I wasn't able to enter Windows and Grub rescue appeared. I entered set root=(hd0,msdos4)/@ and set prefix=(hd0,msdos4)/@/boot/grub as I ...
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Elementary OS: boot ISO from USB using GRUB

I'm trying to boot the latest ISO image of Elementary OS from my USB with GRUB. I use the same GRUB configuration that I use with Ubuntu images, which works fine, and since Elementary is Ubuntu based,...