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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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How can I fix a secure boot failing to grub when I installed 0.3.1?

Boot into the system in UEFI mode failed.. Why does 0.3 support UEFI but 0.3.1 doesn't? Bug Reports:0.3.1 UEFI / Secure Boot support incompatibleFreya UEFI install boots to grub prompt I can't boot ...
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UEFI and Legacy boot

I have a small USB drive that I use to run elementary OS. I want to use this in multiple PC's so it can't have any specific configuration. The issue is that I like to use it on my work PC as ...
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Super GRUB is not displaying on my external monitor [closed]

OK so I have my laptop connected to a TV and I'm running a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and elementary OS Freya. I open the lid just enough for the power button to work, then I close the lid. Screen ...
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Installing elementary OS alongside Windows 10

I recently tried to install elementary OS on my Asus laptop, where I previously installed Windows 10 (it came with no OS when I bought it). The installation is weird: when I proceed with the wizard, ...
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OS Freya only boots in recovery mode and doesnt hibernate

I installed Freya as a dual-boot to Windows. First its not working anyway so I searched the posts and get Grub repaired by purging and fixing it with Boot Repair. That let me boot into Freya some time,...
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Install elementary OS alongside Windows - Got problems

I installed elementary OS Freya alongside Windows on an Asus Laptop. Installation goes well, but when I reboot to finally use elementary OS, I get only a black screen, grub> console. Previously I ...
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Unable to install elementary 64-bit

I have a 64-bit machine, and I am installing the 64-bit version of elementary OS. I have removed my previous OS. I just want elementary, so I am doing a full installation. So I select the option to ...
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How to erase two times elementary OS from my harddisk and install elementary OS again

I'm a totally beginner, but I am facing a crazy complicate problem. The Story: I installed elementary OS next to my Windows 8 successfully on my Laptop. As a bloody beginner I did a unbelievable ...
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Bootloader Issue with Freya [duplicate]

Update: I found a solution! I am having the same problem as this person, but the solution is not working for me. I am booted into a grub prompt with minimal bash editing. My partitions are: boot ...
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Can`t install Freya: "'grub-install /dev/sda' failed. This is a fatal error"

My notebook is an ASUS X550DP that came with Windows 8. I`m trying to make a dual-boot with Freya 0.3.2 64bits, but every time I try to install I get this error: 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed. ...
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Error in grub [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For [duplicate]

after installing Elementary OS , reboot my laptop ( To start running the operating system supposedly) and I get a black screen with this message: [ Minimal BASH -like line editing is supported. for ...
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A fresh install boots to the grub command prompt

I've a problem when I'm installing elementary OS Freya on a Sony VAIO 13". First of all I read all the posts on the forum which treat that subject My problem is when I install elementary OS, after ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 - elementary OS with UEFI

I tried to install elementaryOS on my new HP notebook that I've recently bought for school. The PC has UEFI instead of BIOS, I've followed an online guide for installing elementary OS ( e.g. disable ...
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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,...
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Error: failure reading sector 0x0 from 'hd0' [duplicate]

On installing Elementary OS I am greeted with GRUB when I restart, however, the workaround for this does not work because I cannot access the drive with Elementary on it. When I do an ls, I am greeted ...
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Is there an elementary OS OEM install mode?

I booted elementary OS to a usb via rufus. I booted it onto my laptop and held shift. At the menu, f4 mode only showed normal.
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Entering elementary OS directly

I installed elementary OS alongside Windows 10, now every time grub menu will show up my PC startup. Can I enter elementary OS without choosing it? and how can I boot Windows 10 if elementary OS ...
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changing grub background colour in Freya

I've been trying to change the grub (menu) background colour. No matter what I try the black grub menu will remain. I've changed the plymouth theme elementary.grub file. Here are the contents of that ...
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How to enable dual boot menu?

I have Windows in my lap and installed Freya recently. During installation I choosed something else option and installed in it. Both install in different directory. I can see Windows installation ...
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How to remove or hide the GRUB boot menu in elementary OS?

I installed another distro to second drive, and later removed it. Now when I boot, I get grub prompt with 30 sec choosing time. It didn't happen with fresh elementary install, bootloader didn't even ...
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After repair grub error to boot SO

Good day, I tried to boot the elementary OS after repair grub (How can I fix a secure boot failing to grub when I installed 0.3.1?), but he has returned me the error attached in the picture and I can ...
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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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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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Elementary OS with custom partitions - lvm, luks - doesn't ask for password at boot

I've tried installing Elementary OS with a custom partition scheme, using both LVM and Luks, but after the installation I can't log into the system: the kernel boots but cannot mount the encrypted ...
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Elementary OS 5.0 Juno grub installation error [Single Boot]

I have Asus laptop with 24GB SSD and 1TB HDD and the main idea was to use all SSD space for / and 10GB HDD space for Swap and rest of the HDD space for /home partition. Going through the ...
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Grub appeared out of nowhere. How do I remove it?

I installed Juno a couple weeks ago on a new laptop. I have elementaryOS on one hard drive and Windows 10 on a second hard drive -- no partitioning, just physically separate drives. When I initially ...
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Troubles installing Grub in UEFI mode

A few days ago my new Dell XPS 15 9650 arrived. So far I managed to get only Windows 10 to install, but I really want to use elementary instead. After two days of fiddling around, I finally give up: ...
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Options for a graphical EFI boot loader?

So, after having resolved the issues with the installer not being able to find the target disk, I was able to install Freya 0.3.2 and I am now able to start it by entering the BIOS menu where I can ...
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Unable to boot after install on i386 platform, missing grub, black screen

I'm having a hard time starting with elementary OS. After managing to install it from a USBKey (0.3.2 32bit version) on an old ACER AspireOne, erasing pre-existing system, I find myself unable to ...
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GRUB on SSD while elementary OS is on HDD

I have a Samsung laptop with an SSD (24GB) and an HDD (500GB). First, I installed windows 10 on the SSD, no problem so far. Then I installed latest build of elementary OS Freya on HDD but when I try ...
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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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How do you access the command line boot menu when not dual booting?

Elementary OS is the only OS I have installed on my laptop. So I don't get a GRUB boot menu. If I need to boot to the command line I typically hit E when the boot menu shows up, but since it goes ...
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"unable to install grub in /dev/sda. This is a fatal error."

I have been trying to install Elementary OS 0.3.2 alongside my Windows 10 install. I have my windows 10 on my 120gb ssd and I am trying to install Elementary OS on another 250gb HDD. First I copied ...
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kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)

I have recently tried to install Elementary OS in order to replace Windows 7. My process was the following: Back up files one external hard drive. Create bootable Elementary OS USB using Universal ...
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Using elementaryOS with systemd-boot

Situation: I want to change my bootloader from GRUB2 to systemd-boot as it is faster and more lightweight. Problem: I do not know where to start. Question: How do I change my bootloader from GRUB2 ...
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elementary OS 0.4 Loki, How To Edit Grub

I am a new user of elementary OS, but I have messed around with various different Linux distros for s few years. My question is quite simple, I need to change the Grub menu to have a different OS (...
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How to re-install windows without breaking my eOS

I would like to install Windows 10 in my second partition, but I don't want to break my ElementaryOS install. I have all ready break my windows install (yesterday) so I don't want to make mistakes. ...
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Verbose boot up

When I first installed eOS the boot up was 'silent' ie no screen activity until the log-in screen was reached. Now it gives a verbose list of everything that's being loaded which is not a serious ...
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Grub prompt after Installation

Installed elementary OS to dual boot with Windows 8.1. After the request to reboot there is only a grub prompt. Now I cannot access Windows. Any solutions to allow access to Windows? And elementary ...
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How can you install elementary OS without installing the bootloader?

I want to install eOS but i already have an Arch install with grub2. Can i skip eOS's grub installation and use my existing one?
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i can't boot elemntary os freya "minimal BASH like line editing is supported"

I decided to leave windows and use Linux, but I have a problem - when I installed elementary OS I couldn't boot, a black screen appeared and says "minimal BASH like line editing is supported..." and ...
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Tried to Dualboot W10/Elementary. Greeted by a Grub command screen. What do I do? [duplicate]

I installed Elementary on my laptop. When I boot the computer, I just get a GRUB screen. What am I supposed to do? This isn't part of the tutorial I was following... Pic: https://i.sstatic.net/WoEtS....
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The grub-pc package failed to install into /target after installtion [duplicate]

After installing elementary OS at the end I got an error. My laptop originally had dual-boot with windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. I decided to replace Ubuntu 14.04 with elementary OS Freya, so I cleared ...
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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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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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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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i cannot run Elementary os

I realize with my laptop Asus Vivobook pro, I cannot run Elementary OS . here I write my Laptop specifics: Intel I7 8750H GTX 1050 Asus Vivobook pro N580GD Bios Version : 313 16 GB of RAM When i ...
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Can’t uproot GNU GRUB

Should have explored more within Oracle or on usb drive before duel booting ANY distro. I’ve deleted the partition containing Elementary OS but now my laptop chooses to boot load GNU GRUB as primary. ...
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Stuck with windows Automatic repair loop after installing eOS alongside Windows 10

I recently installed Elementary OS alongside my windows 10 PC. After successfully installing eOS I can't boot to Windows 10. I click on the option to boot to the partition that windows 10 is installed ...
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I have an issue installing Loki on a MacBook pro from 2008

I Just donwload the elementary iso (the latest), flashed on a Usb with rufus, and try to install on my MacBook pro from 2008. It has a intel 2.4ghz Core 2 duo, GeForce 8600 gt and 4 gb ram. Aparently ...
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