Debian :: Disable GRUB And Install VirtualBox ?

Aug 9, 2010

I switched from GRUB. To extlinux (but it is doesn't matter). From the following kernel update - using debian testing -, at the and of VirtualBox installation I get the this error:

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Debian :: VirtualBox Error - 'install Virtualbox-ose-modules Package For Kernel And Execute 'modprobe Vboxdrv'

Apr 27, 2010

my error when trying to run a VB (Virtualbox). Error as copied from error box. install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel and execute 'modprobe vboxdrv' as root. VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).


I get this when trying to launch a VB after making one with wizzard.

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Debian Installation :: Install 6 To USB Via Virtualbox?

Mar 26, 2011

I want to install Debian 6 on an USB via VirtualBox. Then i gonna take the USB and putt it in on another computer, and boot it from there.

I have two questions:
1. How do I install Debian 6 on a USB via Virtualbox?
I have download Vbox from this ... 12-Win.exe (i use winXp now).

2. How do a boot the USB via a floppy? My old computer, who i want to install Debian 6 on it, cannot boot from USB beacuse the BIOS dont have "Boot from USB". I have USB 1.0 i think.

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Debian Installation :: Persistent Install In Virtualbox

Jun 28, 2011

So i installed debian squeeze in virtualbox with xfce and i thought that it was persistent. when i powered down the virtual machine and started it up again later I only had the option of installing it again. Do i use save state to keep it in the installed stage? would i have to do that each time i made a change? i want to make sure so that i don't keep having to re install it.

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Debian :: Install Virtualbox-ose Using The Wiki Page?

Apr 10, 2011

I was trying to install virtualbox-ose using the wiki page on and following the installation instructions for squeeze! But in the installation process, I saw this error: No suitable module for running kernel found . And when I try to run virtualbox nothing happens! I'm using this kernel: 2.6.32-5-686. I tried re-installing use the deb package from the virtualbox website but I had the same error. Does anyone had this before? any ideas on how to correctly configure it ?

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Debian :: How To Install VirtualBox Guest Additions

May 22, 2011

I am a very beginner Debian user, Debian is installed in VirtualBox, which is hosted on Windows. I try to install VirtualBox Guest Additions without success.

First method: in VirtualBox menu, Devices->Install Guest Additions I receive a message: Cannot find the autorun program. Screenshot here: [url]

Second method: in shell I do su and then navigate to the cd rom and run the script /media/cdrom/ by hand.

I get Permission Denied. Screenshot here: [url](I basically follow the tutorial [url]

How to install it?

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Debian :: Install On VirtualBox Running On Mac Server

Jun 15, 2011

I am running virtualbox on a Mac Mini Server. I would like to install Debian on it and give it an internal static IP address. E.g.

I am looking at all the downloads. The Mac Mini Server Snow Leopard has no CD/DVD but plenty of disk space.

It will be used as a LAMP webserver, Java, Ghostscript and pdftk but also install ISPConfig on it.

I was looking at this ISO: [URL] Is this ok?

The Mac is a 64 bit Intel based machine. If I wanted 64 bit on the VirtualBox, which 64 bit ISO should I get?

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Debian Configuration :: Install New Lenny Virtualbox Deb In Squeeze?

May 25, 2010

The VirtualBox website have a 64 bit deb for installation available for AMD64 Lenny but not for Squeeze. Is it okay to install the Lenny package on Squeeze or would this cause a problem?

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Debian :: Install Adobe Shockwave Player Without The Use Of Wine Or Virtualbox?

Jul 15, 2011

When I try to play this game Red Line Rumble 3 on [URL].gamelanding/redlinerumble3.jsp I get missing plugins. I checked if the plugin is installed on Google Chrome by typing about:plugins it says Shockwave flash but no Shockwave player. I have tried looking for the Shockwave player plugin from Debian packages and the official website but I cannot install it from the official website of the Shockwave player because it is only available for Windows and Mac. [URL]... Is there anyway I can install Adobe Shockwave Player on Linux without the use of Wine or Virtualbox?

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Debian :: Install Nvidia Drivers, But Installer Wrote To Disable Nouveau First?

Aug 8, 2010

I've just installed Squeeze and try to install Nvidia drivers, but installer wrote that I have to disable Nouveau first. So could you please tell me how to turn off nouveau driver totally and correctly.

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Ubuntu :: Grub Loading Randomly On Virtualbox?

Jan 24, 2010

installed my amazing ubuntu on virutalbox because i have windows. after i "rebooted" my box it took a fail and says "GRUB loading..." and never stops loading until vb eventually gets fed up and just crashes...

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Debian :: Can't Re-install Grub?

Jan 14, 2011

I am dual booting Debian with windows Xp (XP for my family members ) . XP corrupted, I reinstalled it and it over written grub . Now I boot from Debian CD: advance= rescue mood = select root directory =reinstall grub boot loader .

But this gives me error : Executing grub install failed This is a fatal error how to fix that and re-install grub

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Debian Installation :: Grub Won't Install

Feb 1, 2015

I have an amd64 system and am attempting to install 7.8. I have two 4TB hard drives, and would like them in this configuration:

[*]md0: RAID-1 root
[*]md1: RAID-1 data filesystem (which will be about 3.9TB)

The drives have GPT.The debian installer worked fine until it was time to install grub, and then it said grub could not be installed (fatal error).I'm wondering if I need to create a small /boot partition (non-RAID)? Other than swap, the physical partitions supporting md0 and md1 are the only ones I created. fdisk shows the typical 1MB partition I see on GPT disks, though I'm not all that GPT-savvy.

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Debian Installation :: Always Install Grub In MBR?

Jan 25, 2010

I was wondering if a lot of people advise to install Grub in the MBR but that means the last distro installed will control the booting and that distro's grub will become the bootloader? I am finding it really difficult and complicated if you don't want that situation and want to control which distro's grub does the booting. Grub2 works differently than Grub Legacy but if you use Grub Legacy and the menu.lst, I never know what entry to use when you are adding them. I have some idea but when I edit a grub entry for another distro, it never boots properly because the content I have there isn't correct.

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Debian Installation :: Grub Can't Install To SDA

Apr 18, 2011

I am trying to install Debian onto my ASUS Eee PC 1015PE from a USB flash drive. The problem I am having is that the primary HD is detected as the USB flash drive. I have to set it up this way so that it will launch the installer. Everything works great until I get to the part where it is installing Grub. It wants to install to /dev/sda instead of /dev/sdb. I don't see any place to change this. Once I install and remove the flash drive it will be sda.

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Fedora :: Disable Apic In Grub?

May 28, 2010

Can somebody tell me how to disable apic in the grub? I've already edited the grub text file and added "noapic" in the kernel line. Now is there something similar to "sudo update-grub" that I have to run (I ask because it's not saving when I reboot)? I know in ubuntu you have to run that command in order for the changes to the text file to take place in the grub. Is there a command similar to that for Fedora?

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Ubuntu :: Disable Grub When Using Wubi?

May 12, 2010

Can I disable grub while using wubi, it's annoying going through two boot loaders, especially since grub started showing a lot more partitions that what exist for some odd reason.

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Debian :: How To Get Persistence - No Grub On Install Drive

Apr 5, 2010

I am using this image of Debian: [URL]. But it doesn't matter what I do I fail to make it persistent.
I have tried this: [URL] But there is no "grub" on my "install" drive, apparently is an outdated notion.
I have tried this: [URL] (with conflicting info regarding the previous link). By booting with a knoppix USB with gparted. Doesn't matter if I leave the NTFS partition unnamed or call it home_rw, I get no persistence, even writing persistent while booting.
I have tried also changing this (while in knoppix): [URL]. Basically adding the word "persistent" after "live" but it does not work. All changes I make disappear. What it the current way of getting persistence with this package?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub - Setup: Warning: Attempting To Install GRUB To A Partition Instead Of The MBR - Install - Lvm - Luks - Raid - Karmic Server

Mar 27, 2010

I'm running Karmic Server with GRUB2 on a Dell XPS 420. Everything was running fine until I changed 2 BIOS settings in an attempt to make my Virtual Box guests run faster. I turned on SpeedStep and Virtualization, rebooted, and I was slapped in the face with a grub error 15. I can't, in my wildest dreams, imagine how these two settings could cause a problem for GRUB, but they have. To make matters worse, I've set my server up to use Luks encrypted LVMs on soft-RAID. From what I can gather, it seems my only hope is to reinstall GRUB. So, I've tried to follow the Live CD instructions outlined in the following article (adding the necessary steps to mount my RAID volumes and LVMs). [URL]

If I try mounting the root lvm as 'dev/vg-root' on /mnt and the boot partition as 'dev/md0' on /mnt/boot, when I try to run the command $sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/md0, I get an errors: grub-setup: warn: Attempting to install GRUB to a partition instead of the MBR. This is a BAD idea. grub-setup: error: Embedding is not possible, but this is required when the root device is on a RAID array or LVM volume.

Somewhere in my troubleshooting, I also tried mounting the root lvm as 'dev/mapper/vg-root'. This results in the grub-install error: $sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/md0 Invalid device 'dev/md0'

Obviously, neither case fixes the problem. I've been searching and troubleshooting for several hours this evening, and I must have my system operational by Monday morning. That means if I don't have a solution by pretty early tomorrow morning...I'm screwed. A full rebuild will by my only option.

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Ubuntu :: Disable Grub Boot Menu

May 5, 2010

I've just reinstalled 10.04 LTS, after my update from 9.10 to 10.04 made some weird errors. So everything is good now, the problems before were fixed by the reinstall.By the reinstall, grub2 were installed aswell. Before, I ran grub1 (I guess) and at bootup it didnt show the list of boot choices you have, like safe boot or other OS if you have multi boot. It just booted up and I could press ESC if I wanted the menu. That disapperead after I installed grub2, so how do I get this function back, I kinda liked it.

One more question, after the reinstall I setup the taskbar and by mistake I remove the sound control. How do I get this back, it's not in the "Add to panel" when I right click on the taskbar.

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Software :: Disable GRUB Serial Communications?

Sep 2, 2010

I have two linux boxes A and B. Each of them have serial ports (ttyS0 on both) and these ports are connected using null modem serial cable. "A" box is always on and it has getty process on its ttyS0 (I need this getty for serial communication). If I reboot box B, it doesn't boot default entry - just displays grub os select table. After some investigation I realized that getty process on A sends some data to grub on B while it's booting and grub behaves the same way as if some key is pressed during timeout period - it doesn't boot default and waits for interactive user response. I need to reboot B remotely so its no good for me.

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Debian Installation :: Grub Prompt After Install On IMac

Jun 3, 2015

I recently attempted to install Debian 8 on my iMac (late 2011). I partitioned my drive using disk utility to create FAT partitions (100GB for Debian and 2GB for SWAP) and installed rEFInd to boot into Debian.During the installation process I selected the drives I partitioned and set the mount points for each as / and swap.

Everything was fine and installation was successful and was prompted to restart to set up Debian. However when I did Grub did not recognise the Bluetooth keyboard. Unable to do anything it started the "Debian GNU/LINUX option" and loaded into what seems to be the grub prompt/terminal with the following displayed in bold:

[ 3.538535] i8042: No controller found
Loading, please wait...
Fsck from util-linux 2.25.2
/dev/sda5: clean, 112838/6119424 files, 1276387/24455424 blocks
[ 9.123670] [drm:radeon_pci_probe] *ERROR* Radeon kernel modsetting for R600 or later requires firmware-Linux-nonfree.
[ 10.715321] systemd-fsck[363] : fsck.fat 3.0.27 (2014-11-12)
[ 10.715690]systemd-fsck[363] : /dev/sda1: 248 files, 35995/403218 clusters

Debian GNU/Linux 8 iMac tty1/I was able to get my hands on a USB keyboard which works. Obviously I can't boot into Mac now because grub has taken over.

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Debian Installation :: Can I Uninstall GRUB-2 And Install Legacy

Apr 5, 2011

I am new to Debian. I have installed Debian on sda1, grub installed in /dev/sda . /dev/sda6 is SalixOs.

My fdisk -l report is this code...

I boot from sda, Debian recognised windows Xp installed on sdb1, but when I choose to boot from it, it simply reboots.

What could be the reason ? I am a newbie, please be patient with me.

I have solve the problem by installing EasyBCD in WinXp and added the Linux entries to it and booting from sdb.(changed in BIOS)

So, is it possible to uninstall GRUB-2 and install GRUB-Legacy ? Would it work on Debian-Squeeze ?

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Debian Installation :: Change Default Grub Install Hdd ?

Jul 22, 2011

I'm installing debian squeeze and and I've got 2 hdd (sda,sdb), but I want to install it on sdb. When i get to the "Install the grub boot loader on the hard disk" it automatically installs it on /dev/sda (and I get an error), I want to install it on /dev/sdb... Is it possible.

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Debian :: Grub Corrupt After Dual Boot Install

Mar 22, 2015

Im currently not an linux expert so I turn to this forum after several attempts to fix my issue with grub.

I had a dualboot single HD with both win7 and win8.1 when I decided to install debian wheezy from usb.

I deleted the win7 partition and installed debian there. The partition scheme is separate /home

After reboot I automatically get into the "Grub rescue mode" and now I´m stuck.

I tried the commands:

set prefix=(hd0,msdosX)/boot/grub/
Insmod normal

I have msdos1, msdos3, msdos5 and msdos6 but nothing is listing anything from the grub rescue mode.

I get the "UNKNOWN FILE SYSTEM" error and cant get past that.

I also tried booting into rescue mode from usb iso install but nothing happens when choosing to repair GRUB.

The listed devices in rescue mode are:

debian uses sdb 1-2 and sdb1 is the only option to Reinstall GRUB on but it gives me "Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sdb1 This is a fatal error" message

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Debian :: Failed To Install GRUB On Adaptec Controller?

May 18, 2010

Im trying to install Debian on my server. Some hardware descriptions:

- Inel Xeon processor
- 03:01.0 RAID bus controller: Adaptec (formerly DPT) SmartRAID V Controller (rev 01)

There is configured by hardware one RAID 5 on four scsi disks of 73GB. I tryed with Lenny and Squeeze versions and both presented the same error when the install try to install grub:

main-menu[1250]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for auto-install
main-menu[1250]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for ai-choosers
main-menu[1250]: INFO: Menu item 'grub-installer' selected


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Security :: Disable Grub Boot Loader Interface

Jul 7, 2010

I'm trying to prevent users from accessing the grub menu, but setting the timeout to 0 doesn't cut it because a user can hold down ESC during boot.At the moment, it seems that my only option is to set a password for grub. But I was hopping that there is a better way where I can disable that feature completely.

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Software :: Disable Any Keyboard/mouse Input In GRUB?

Jan 11, 2011

I've found that my USB mouse causes some I/O bug BIOS, but in operation system it works fine. Problem is freezing GRUB caused by fake input from the mouse. Possible decision is disabling any input for grub, but I don't know how to do it.

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Debian Configuration :: Can't Correctly Install Grub On RAID Array

Nov 26, 2015

I'm having issues with a RAID array.

Setup is like this:

Debian Jessie, 2 hard disks, each having 2 partitions: /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdb2. Partitions were paired during installation, so they form /dev/md0 and /dev/md1. /dev/md0 is the root (/) partition, /dev/md1 is for /home.

At the end of the install process, I chose /dev/sda1 to carry Grub. And I think this is where I screwed things up.

After removing one of the hard drives, there was no boot capability. So, I installed Grub on /dev/sdb, too.
Now it displays the boot menu but cannot find the kernel. This is where I got lost in the process.

Do I need to reinstall the OS or is there a way to fix it? I suppose I have to edit Grub.

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Debian :: New Squeeze Install Fails To Boot (not Even To Grub) / Troubleshoot This?

Jun 4, 2011

I recently purchased a new Lenovo Thinkpad T420i and am having problems installing the latest version of Squeeze from CD. After receiving the laptop, I started it up, configured Windows 7, and confirmed everything is working correctly. Next I went through the Debian installer, which completed successfully. I'll be dual-booting Windows 7 and Debian, so at the partitioning stage I resized my NTFS partition, added a shared VFAT partition, then used the "Guided" install to create my root and swap partitions. My partition layout is code...

I assumed something was wrong with grub, so I booted the CD into rescue mode and chose to reinstall grub onto the Master Boot Record. But nothing changed. Just to experiment, I went into fdisk, deleted all my new partitions (leaving just the Windows ones), and tried rebooting, but the same error happened. I then went through the Debian installer again, being careful to set everything up correctly, but still, the device won't boot.

I'm not even getting to the grub boot screen, so something is wrong even before the point. Reinstalling grub to the Master Boot Record (grub-install /dev/sda) isn't changing anything. How can I troubleshoot this?

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