Console application permitting the user to choose between several installed operating systems.

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Cannot restore grub for Ubuntu 9.10

I have a hard drive with some partition for windows (NTFS) and 1 partition for linux and 1 partition for linux swap. Recently, I tried Norton Partition Magic Pro 8.05 (comes with Hiren Boot CD). It ...
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Check bootloader existence in a block device

How can I check if a bootloader (i.e. grub2) is installed on a block device (e.g. CF card)? I know I can mount the device and peek some files but how can I be sure the bootloader is installed without ...
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Multiple boot options (in grub boot list) appeared after yum update

I am quite new to Linux administration so I am having trouble understanding yum update and grub boot list. I recently did a yum update on an old CentOS machine. Everything is good except there is ...
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How do I chain boot from grub to syslinux?

I am expanding my rescue usb flash disk. The USB's partition is bootable, and I have installed GRUB to the MBR of the jump drive. It works pretty well - I can boot Freedos and run some utilities,and I ...
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How to install grub on a completely empty hard drive?

Normally, there are solutions available out there to restore grub or install grub provided that linux in installed first. How can I install grub while not having any partition which has an installed ...
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GRUB for windows while not having a Linux root partition?

I want to use GRUB for loading Windows. I know about the chainloading that needs to be done but the thing is that I don't have any Linux system installed and I don't want to install it. I have two ...
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How can I boot from .iso images stored on the harddrive?

I want to put a .iso file of a bootable linux CD on the harddrive of my computer. I want to have it boot using grub (or lilo), and have it boot from the .iso file as if the .iso was a real CD in the ...
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New entries on the GRUB

I updated my Ubuntu, and after that there were two new lines on my GRUB screen. Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-16-generic Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-16-generic (recovery mode) Ubuntu 9.04, kernel ...
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Why is GRUB drive enumeration different before and after boot?

I'm looking at a system with Debian/Lenny on a couple of old IDE PATA drives (several RAID-1 partitions including /boot) and a relatively recently added SATA drive. The system works fine but I've ...
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Store Live CD's on HD and Boot from GRUB

I use "Clonezilla" and the "SystemRescueCD" on a lot of servers and I was wondering if there' s a way to copy the ISO files (from the above tools) into a partition (e.g in every server) and modify ...
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Unable to boot into Windows Vista, gets into grub prompt

I have the following scenario: I had a dual boot option on my laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium and Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition 5.0. In order to install Ubuntu on the partition having RHEL, ...
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Enabling AHCI in RHEL5 post-install

I have two servers running RHEL 5.4 quite happily. However, through simple oversight, AHCI/hotswap support was not enabled in BIOS at install time and is now needed. The machines are running ICH10R ...
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How do I tell if grub is installed on a device?

How can I tell if grub is installed on a disk, and if it is what settings it has (noteably, what it has for the root parameter) I need to check a lot of disks in software RAID1 arrays to make sure ...
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how can I boot linux from a software raid 1 array

I'm trying to make a raid array on an existing linux ubuntu install. I'm following this tutorial... http://howtoforge.org/software-raid1-grub-boot-fedora-8 After going through the list of things a ...
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What are the device numbers in the root command in grub config menu.lst

I'm trying to set up raid1 on my linux machine and all the tutorials explain changing your grub config. Fine, but I like to understand what I'm doing. The man page for grub leaves out the interesting ...
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How to install Debian Lenny using Grub 1

I'm trying to install Debian on my macbook without using rEFIt. Fedora worked just fine before, and Debian installs allright, but it uses grub2, and the EFI just won't see it. I've tried the expert ...
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Grub hangs after x-2 seconds

We have a kiosk like terminal, with a customized Ubuntu installation (customized only in that way, that only a few packages are installed, and the installation process is unattended). The thing is, on ...
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Debian Lenny as Xen domU fails to boot

here's the thing: I have Debian Lenny running Xen dom0, and I want to install another Debian Lenny as domU. I followed the guide at Debian Wiki to the letter. Installation goes fine until Debian ...
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Copying Windows to a second drive and booting via grub?

Here is my situation: I have a netbook with an 8gb SSD as its first drive and a 32gb drive as its secondary drive. I was hoping to install windows xp on a 20gb partition and then share the remaining ...
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Debian update confuses GRUB with md0 not sda1

I removed a software RAID setup on a server I took over several years ago and everything worked fine until I upgraded the kernel the other day. It seems when debian updated the grub menu.lst file it ...
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The Gentoo live-cd shows my drives as “hda”, but booting into my own kernel shows “sda” (therefore, boot fails). What should I do?

The Gentoo live-cd shows my drives as "hda", so I followed the Gentoo handbook and configured my partitions as "hda". However, the boot failed because, when booting into my kernel, it wanted to refer ...
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Kernel Upgrade - Grub default

I'm planning on compiling my own kernel, which I've done many times before but as always there's still a chance this could go wrong and the machine could fail to reboot. This machine is within a ...
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Gentoo and GPT Grub support

Grub seems to support GPT, or so it says, there is a patch for it, however when i try to boot after installing grub into the active boot partition (ext2) it starts to boot and before grub loads any ...
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Help fixing GRUB for linux/winxp dual boot scenario

a long story here, but basically I had windows xp on sda1 aka (hd0,0) and ubuntu on sdb5 aka (hd1,4) and they were booting fine. Something messed up with ubuntu, I reinstalled, and tried to fix grub.. ...
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Boot Debian Linux from image on external USB drive

I have an external USB hard drive with one big VFAT partition. In order to run Linux occasionally on a Windows system, I'd like to maintain a Debian Linux installation in one big file (say ...
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Linux/Windows dual boot

I have a system running Ubuntu 9 and would like to install Windows 7 RC on it in a dual-boot configuration. Is there a way to make Windows play nice with grub or am I going to have to install Ubuntu ...
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Linux boot hanging after GRUB

Got an ESX server that's not booting after an array rebuild. Grub appears to be working properly, but I'm not getting any sort of response after the "boot" command. No error, no message, just a ...
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Install GRUB on NTFS

I would like to install 2 completely independent instances of Windows XP (no data should be shared) in my computer within 2 different primary partitions. I know that grub can handle booting them ...
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Grub Error 2 in Ubuntu Jaunty Server

Ran into a problem on a fresh Jaunty server install on a NAS box with 2 SATA cards controlling 6 total disks. The install runs fine, but once it completes and asks for reboot, I get Grub Error 2 on ...
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Damaged /vmlinuz and /initrd.img symbolic links after Kernel uninstall

OS: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition We just rolled back an kernel update using the following command: sudo apt-get remove linux-image-2.6.24-24-server The uninstallation was successful, but it had ...