General :: Getting Into Grub Loader In Ubuntu Virtual Box Machine?

Nov 20, 2010

I have Ubuntu guest OS installed on Virtual Box on windows. But I have forgotten all passwords for user and root accounts. But when I try to get into grub by pressing escape at startup, nothing happens. How do I get into grub loader to change the password? Acually no grub menu is shown when it starts.

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Ubuntu Installation :: GRUB Loader / When Power Up Its Saying GRUB Loader Failed?

Nov 16, 2010

I have a laptop with windows vista installed on the internal hardrive.Last March I installed wanted to start to use linux so I brought a separate external hardrive partitioned it to enable media storage on one section and installed ubuntu on the other half. It works fine and so does the windows vista on my internal hardrive, however I have to have the hardrive plugged in to boot.Until now this hasnt bothered me, however I've recently started to take my laptop into university and cannot switch it off unless I have the external hardrive with me as I cannot switch it on without it.With it plugged in it loads up GRUB and then gives me the option to load either Ubuntu or windows vista, however if it is not plugged in when I power up it says GRUB loader failed.It also occured to me that if for some reason my external hardrive fails in the future I wont be able to use my laptop anymore.Has the installation of ubuntu (and GRUB) altered the MBR?
Is there some way I can edit the settings so that I can load windows vista without the hardrive plugged in, and then if it is plugged in I get the choice which one to load?

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Jun 8, 2010

I am dual booting a pc with Ubuntu and Windows 7. I am using Grub as the boot loader. I then boot into Windows 7 and Create a virtual hard drive (.vhd) file using Disk2Vhd. After the machine is converted, I boot into Ubuntu, and import the .vhd into Virtualbox.

Problem:When I turn on the virtual machine in Virtualbox, It comes up with Grub rescue. How do install Grub to the virtual machine. I can boot the virtual machine in virtualbox off of a Ubuntu CD, and then somehow install Grub...

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Mar 23, 2010

I had a dual boot machine with fedora 12 and windows vista and I could use grub boot-loader to switch between two. Few days ago windows got corrupt and I have to reinstall it. I put windows 7 now and as usual it erased grub. So to reinstall I put the fedora 12 installation CD on and followed some usual setup steps. When I got the command line I issued the command "grub-install /dev/sda" (sda not hda because It showed bunch of sda, sda1..) but surprisingly it said grub command not found. I remember doing it before while it worked fine.

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Sep 22, 2010

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Jul 29, 2009

I successfully installed the virtual box on my fedora 8 system, and also created a virtual machine with windows xp OS, it works nicely, I try to configure the serial port of my virtual machine and try to configure the path for the port "screen shot are attached" it gives me the error message also the "screen shot are attached" for your review.Is kind of mistake is going on during the path setting, and how to set the path for configuring the serial port of my virtual machine so that I can use the hyper terminal tool of windows.

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Feb 13, 2010

I used proprietary software (acronis trueimage) to clone an Opensuse 11.1 machine, onto another machine with somewhat distinct hardware (different motherboard, less memory). I expected to have to change entries in /boot/grub/menu.lst, /etc/fstab, etc. I was told a good way to do this was to use the Opensuse DVD's "repair installed system" feature.

When I ran the repair, I was informed that "bootloader configuration file contains errors". I attempted to re-install the bootloader, but received this unhelpful error: "An error occurred during boot loader installation. Retry boot loader configuration?". When I boot the system, I just see the text "GRUB ", followed by a flashing underscore character.

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Dec 28, 2010

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Jun 15, 2011

On the boot up to the Grub loader screen my monitor (Acer X193w) displays a "screen resolution not supported" message in a floating window, even though the Grub screen itself is displayed. It appears as a flattened rectangle, like wide screen format films on a TV (black bar top and bottom), the floating message on top of it. Once Debian is selected and boots, obviously my xorg.conf takes over and sets the 1440X900 resolution and everything is fine. But the Grub start up bothers me. How do I set the resolution of the Grub loader screen?

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Jul 12, 2011

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Apr 27, 2010

Does anyone knows how to remove files from grub loader.BTW i found some tutorials but they don`t seem to work.I`ve tried Alt+F2 then I`ve edited this command: gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst but it doesn`t seem to work what do I do?

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Sep 21, 2010

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I'm a Windows guy (have to be, I'm a gamer), so my knowledge of Ubuntu is limited to whatever I can do in the GUI. The command line is beyond me at the moment ('cause it ain't DOS). More so because I have an identical installation to his system (I built both), and I'm wondering if this is about to happen to me too.

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Jul 15, 2010

I had Fedora 12 and windwos 7 installed,today i reinstalled windows, and when i restart i dont get anymore the boot menu to choose between linux and windwos and i tried to reinstalled fedora but i am getting this error Grub Loader error 17,what can i do to solve this problem,i am new to linux

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Jul 19, 2010

I have a mini tower that started life using only Windows XP, I converted it to dual boot Umbuntu 10.04 and Windows XP. So far, so good, since I was using a ps2 mouse and keyboard. My problem started when I converted to wireless keyboard and mouse.....the bios recognizes the keyboard, both operating systems recognize the keyboard and mouse....BUT!!, the grub loader recognizes neither. Now, I can get around this problem by 1. letting Umbuntu load by default or unplugging the USB connection device for the keyboard and mouse and replugging my old ps2 keyboard long enough to boot to the system that I want to use.

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Oct 23, 2010

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windows 1
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which is fine, but clicking on windows 1 takes me to the windows boot loader with the options of windows 7, or previous version of windows. clicking on windows 2 brings up a screen telling me " rootnoverify (hd0,1) chainloader +1 BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart" I would like the end result to be windows 1=XP,windows 2=7, then I can rename them accordingly. one more thing, when I installed openSUSE, I let it automatically configure the hard drive and create the necessary partitions(it deleted partition 3 first). i remember it saying somewhere that the boot manager was past the 125 GB limit, and might not boot.

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Jun 18, 2010

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Oct 24, 2010

I just made my system unbootable... Here is what i did.. I have two sata HDDs

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I copied entire 160 gb as an mirrored image to 500GB HDD using Acronis Disk Director. I deleted entire 160 GB HDD.. Removed the 500 GB HDD and kept it seperate.. Installed ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Worked a little bit... The i wanted to delete ClearOS.. So i connected 500GB HDD and booted again in Acronis Disk director Formated the entire 160GB HDD.. Copied back the entire 160 from 500GB HDD.. Now my sytem refuses to boot... Just 4 letters "GRUB" appears on the screen... I tried booting using XP CD.. It gives a blue screen.. I tried Windows 7 CD.. It says unable to fix due to MBR problem..

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Sep 28, 2010

I have an existing WinXP install on the main drive (/dev/sda) of a Dell laptop. I installed OpenSUSE 11.3 on the second (caddy tray) drive and didn't touch the existing windows partition during install.After install completed, I found there was no boot loader entry for WinXP during startup. Only SUSE-related stuff. I opened YaST boot loader and tried creating an entry of type "other" and device of "/dev/sda1" and set this as the default entry.The /boot/grub/menu.lst file now has an entry:Quote:

title Windows XP-32
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chainloader (hd0,0)+1

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Oct 19, 2010

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Right now it's mapped by id "/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250310AS_6RY00KB61" but I noticed there is a by-path option. I am not sure how to use it and the documentation isn't very detailed. Is by-path a good way to do this or is there some other way to get this to work?

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Aug 9, 2010

Installing upgrade from Open SuSe 10.3 to 11.3. I did it on a 32-bit laptop, aborted half way through and couldn't get back on because GRUB loader was corrupted. No problem as there are lots of 32-bit GRUB loaders available for download, install was successful 2nd time. I need to do the same for a desktop x64bit dual core Intel. Can't find a x64bit GRUB loader on internet - how do I extract from my current set-up an emergency GRUB-loader CD?

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I have ubuntu-8.04.1-server installed on virtual machine. It works perfect. Now, I made copy of this virtual machine. I started that copied machine and it works fine, except one thing: network does not work!
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Can I copy my virtual box VM windows XP virtual-machine files to another Linux computer and run the machine on that computer while I keep on running it on the original computer?

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