Questions tagged [grub]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: http://imgur.com/Za6IXPJ ...
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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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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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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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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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Unable to boot into Windows

I'm new to Elementary. Initially I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along with Windows 10. I wanted to remove Ubuntu and install Elementary OS. So, my friend ran sudo rm -rf / --no-preserve-root and then it ...
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Can't get a grub prompt or menu on boot

I'm running ElementaryOS Loki on a MacBook Pro which was previously running OS X 10.11.5. Now, I want to boot something (another Linux) alongside Elementary, but I can't figure out how to set up grub, ...
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how to get the grub menu to show when starting computer

elementary OS works but only when i go to advanced startup, i can access it from there. On startup, the grub menu doesn't appear - it goes straightaway to windows 10. is there a way to show the grub ...
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No OS found after installation from LiveUSB

I just tried to install ElementaryOS on my HP Probook. After the installer finishes, it reboots my computer, like normal. However, it does not boot upon restart. Instead, I get a black screen with ...
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How to erase GRUB when I already use another bootloader?

I've just added an elementary OS install on my already dual-booting Macbook. It uses rEFIt for switching OS from OSX to Win7 or Linux. But when I switch to elementary OS (via rEFIt), i'm then greeted ...
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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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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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Problem Installing elementary OS 5.0 Juno

Well i was using Mint on dual boot with Witndos 10, so i wanted to remove Mint and install eOS with Windows. I've been trying to install for a long time using a DVD, but every time that i finish ...
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Cannot boot to bootcamp Windows10 without usb

I have a Macbook pro early 2015 with bootcamp Windows 10. I have installed elementary os to usb flash drive and it boots up via bootcamp windows disk option via GNU Grub. However, now, Windows does ...
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Juno keeps booting into a blank screen

I've got an new installation of Juno, but since I installed the proprietary nvidia driver 396, Juno goes black/blank after the initial splash screen. Loki functioned fine. The odd thing is, that ...
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Not able to boot OS

I accidentally moved /etc to /home/etc. I fixed that via putting init=/bin/bash in the boot commands, booted, and dropped into a shell with an (initramfs) prompt, where I then did cryptsetup ...
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Can't get passed splash screen

So tried to install elementary OS via a USB. I initially tried to install it alongside Ubuntu. This was all fine but then I received a "fatal error" concerning the grub. I couldn't click anything so I ...