Ubuntu :: Booting W7 Directly From Grub?

Jul 8, 2011

I installed Ubuntu on w7 using Wubi and I set in w7 that it on startup automatically boots Grub without asking. Now when I am in Grub and when I select Windows 7 (loader) it goes black and returns to Grub so I cant boot w7 at all.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Booting Directly From An Iso?

Mar 9, 2010

I've used Ubuntu for a couple of years now, and it is by far my favorite operating system. Although, I am now reluctantly switching to Windows 7, due to lack of support for the Apple Airport Extreme.

My CD drives are incapable of recognizing the DVD that I burned of Windows 7.

My only other option now seems to be to boot directly from the Windows 7 iso that I have.

I am using Ubuntu 9.10.

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Ubuntu :: Booting Directly Into Terminal?

Jul 9, 2010

i'm running 9.10. For no reaso whatsoever that I can fathom, ubuntu now boots directly to a terminal. I use startx to get to the desktop, but if i do that, after a short while, the screen will go black and then ubuntu will take me to the GUI log-in screen. I noticed that I'f I was using firefox I would have to go into system monitor to kill the process before I could restart the browser. I also noticed while doing this that most processes seem to be running twice.

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Ubuntu :: Booting Usb Directly To Desktop?

Jul 15, 2010

Is there a way to modify my ubuntu 10.04 bootable usb drive so that it will boot directly to a desktop without first stopping at the screen offering to install to the hard drive?

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Ubuntu :: Is Possible Booting Directly Into Failsafe Mode

Nov 26, 2010

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a machine with a dodgey graphics card. This machine will break on normal graphics mode but run fine in failsafe graphics mode. I need this machine to be able to be controlled remotely and this is where the problem comes in.

If this machine is being controlled remotely, it may need to be rebooted remotely. Rebooting it into failsafe mode at the moment consists of two prompts: one to put it into failsafe, and the other to "keep it for one session". Does anyone know how to reconfigure Grub or whatever else so it will automatically go into Failsafe Graphics mode without any user interaction? (BTW, where it asked me to "keep for one session" or "reconfigure now", I clicked reconfigure and it didn't do anything. So I need to do it manually)

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Fedora :: System Is Not Booting Directly From DVD

Sep 2, 2010

I have windows XP with my system, I downloaded Fedora 13 X86.iso image from bit torrent.also GPG keys in this image are 0 byte size. I burned it drectly to DVD. but sytem is not booting directly from DVD even though i changed bootup setup priority to DVD.

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Ubuntu :: Directly Booting Into Tty1 / Changing Server Via The Terminal And Restore Gdm?

Apr 12, 2011

I was experimenting with new splash screens in the plymouth manager when my ubuntu stopped loading into the gnome desktop. Ive tried to search for some solutions over the internet but i cant seem to find any. and to top it all of, the server from which i used to get updates from seems to have stopped running.i need help in changing my server via the terminal and to help restore my gdm.

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Ubuntu :: Grub2 Editing - Editing Directly To /boot/grub/grub.cfg?

Jun 6, 2010

I have an old laptop that I installed EasyPeasy Lucid on. I have never used Grub2 as my other Ubuntu installs still use Grub Legacy. I have studied all the tutorials which instruct that the grub.cfg file should not be edited directly.This old laptop has one of the dreaded Intel graphics chips for which the kernel automatically loads the i915 module. Of course (like a multitude of others with Intel graphics and Lucid) I booted into a black screen but knew the workaround was to enable mode setting through grubI used the

and added it to /etc/default/grub line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX, just after "quite splash", just


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Ubuntu :: Grub Goes Directly To Prompt (No Menu)

Oct 30, 2010

I rebooted my computer recently after installing some updates in Ubuntu and now when grub launches it goes straight to the grub prompt and I don't get a menu. I tried searching around online and have tried what seemed like the most common fix but to no avail:
find /boot/grub/stage1 (returns hd1,0)
root (hd1,0)
setup (hd0) -I also tried (hd1,0) and (hd1)
-then reboot- (still get no menu and goes straight to the prompt)

I then tried booting into Ubuntu live, using apt-get to install Grub, and then running through the install process using similar commands, but to no avail. When I run setup it finds my config info and doesn't show any errors. I have a menu.lst file with lots of entries for different kernel versions and a windows 7 install on hd0,0. I am running Ubuntu Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS, kernel 2.6.32-25-generic-pae.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Add Windows 7 Directly To GRUB 2 Bootloader?

Oct 30, 2010

Anyhow, I'm a n00b to the Linux world, so I installed it on my Windows 7 desktop to dual boot. Current configuration is as such:160GB HDD with 3 partitions: Ubuntu Studio 10.10 on one, Win 7 on another, and the third is for storage.1TB HDD for extra storage.So far, all is well, but I'm not pleased with the default GRUB options and layout. It gives me 4 options to choose:

-Ubuntu Studio
-Memtest Debug Mode (or something to that effect)


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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Get Grub Boot Menu Directly After Computer Start

Jun 1, 2010

I did a clean installation of Ubuntu 10.04 and I found that after the computer booted, the GRUB stopped by waiting for entering command -- "grub >". The GRUB version is 1.98. I want to go directly to the GRUB boot menu after computer booted.

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Ubuntu :: Booting From NForce FakeRAID - Hand Correct Grub.cfg After Update-grub?

Mar 5, 2011

I was unaware of the difficulties of installing and booting Ubuntu from the "onboard raid" that the NVIDIA nForce chipsets provide. However, I've managed to get it working reliably with one single caveat:

When update-grub builds the grub.cfg, it refers to all of my partitions as follows:

menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-27-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(/dev/mapper/nvidia_caifaefg,msdos5)'


So I'm guessing that the whole nvidia_blah,msdos5 is because of that. However, it doesn't seem to explain why Grub would THINK that would work and it in fact does not work. That's the biggest source of confusion on my part.

My questions are as follows: First off, because as an IT person I want to know: Why does this sort of change work? What does changing that device name change in GRUB's behavior? Is there a setting in /etc/default/grub that would change the way it's naming these RAID devices? Is there a value for this setting that would give me the device names that work, as explained above?

If there is no setting change I can make in /etc/default/grub, could I add a sed command on to the end of update-grub or can I make a modification to one of the scripts in /etc/grub.d? What sort of change would be recommended? How would I preserve this change through later package upgrades that would possibly rewrite these files?

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: When Booting Directly To XBMC Get "Failed To Initialize Audio Device"

Jun 10, 2011

have an OpenSuSE 11.4 (Linux with XBMC (10.1) installed.During installation of SuSE, I've created a user called "xbmc" and enabled autologin for this user. After XBMC have been installed I added the following to /home/xbmc/.xinitrc - "exec /usr/bin/ck-launch-session /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/xbmc --standalone -fs"... so far so good - everything is perfectly fine..... or at least almost - when trying to play some musik I get the message "Failed to initialize audio device, Check your Audio Settings"... but if I close XBMC, log in to Gnome as root, open a terminal an su to user "xbmc" and start xbmc from commandline it works if I choose "Internal Analog Audio" in System -> System -> Audio Output. Now the spooky/funny parts appears... I check the options in Audio Output I see the following:

With Autologin:

HDA Intel Defaults


When returning to auto-login - it stops working again... By the way - to be sure that it wasn't a rights-problem, I ended up changing the UID for the "xbmc"-user to "0" to ensure root-privilegies

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Fedora Security :: Modifying Grub Kernel Arguments Boots Directly Into Root?

Jan 21, 2011

I updated the kernel to and had to reinstall and rebuild the kernel module for my ATi driver as usual, so I edited the kernel arguments at the grub splash screen so that I could boot into single user mode and install the driver (i.e appending the relevant line with '1'). The interesting thing is, the system booted directly into single user mode as root when the system started up. No password was required.

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Fedora :: Can't Dual Booting With Grub (legacy) - Black Screen Grub Error 27

Jul 31, 2011

is it ever possible to do dual booting with grub(legacy) ever at all!. it is possible provided i take some pain, here is the link of that post [URL] i was coward and weak i didn't try that out then. but i did try it out. now so if u haven't seen the post .... I've installed Fedora 15 desktop(Gnome) with physical Logical volume called vg_fedora lv_root(ext4) ,lv_swap and lv_home(ext4), with 500MB /boot partition and had about 200GB free hard disk space ... so i wanted to install Scientific Linux 6.1 (because our school uses RHEL 6.1)

so, while running the installer I made (added) a logical volume lv_Scientific with ext4 FS and made its mount point (/) and used the MBR /boot which overwrote the Fedora /boot (completely OK and was as expected) i restarted after installation i got SL log in and as per the directions of the thread i copied the boot stanza from grub.conf of fedora 15 (which i already had copied and pasted into a text file and copied it from there)and pasted it into grub.conf of SL you may ask why did i choose same physical LVM too save swap space ... if i had made another physical LVM i had to make another swap ( i like LVM ... its cool)

completely unexpected happened Fedora now boots but not SL when grub starts i get this error 27 unrecognised commad and when i press <enter> i get grub menu with SL and fedora when i press on Fedora it works well i get my fedora login and i did login .. everything works fine but when i press SL it goes to the previous black screen grub error 27


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General :: Booting Windows7 For GRUB/ Removing Grub?

Jul 20, 2011

I just formatted the partition that contains fedora 15 using windows.. Now when I attempt to boot my PC the grub bootloader comes up and I cannot boot anything.... The error that I get|| i feel i need a boot command to boot boot win7 from grub... grub propmts me " minimal bash-like line editing is supported. for the first word tab possible list a possible commands completion anywhere else tab list

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Ubuntu :: Reduce Boot Time - Remove The Grub An Directly Boot

Mar 4, 2010

Splashtop caught my imagination of my own tv like computer-"1button and ready to go " have tried puppy xpudWebConverger still unhappy Now lucid aming for 10 sec boot-Keeping ma fingers crossed installed a minimal karmic and am getting a decent 27 sec I Jus Wanted to ask: Is there a way to remove the grub an directly boot into ubuntu -not just hiding it by editing grub.d files and any other ways to reduce boot time.......

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Mac Booting With EFI GRUB?

Feb 11, 2010

I just install ubuntu Linux fully on my computer. Now i then install Grub-EFI, and EFI amd64. I also blessed my Linux partition. Now did i install everything to boot grub EFI? if i did. how do i know im booting using Grub EFI and not GRUB?

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Ubuntu :: Booting From Hd0 Sa1 But Grub Loads From Hd0 Sa7 ?

Jun 19, 2010

I was installing fedora 13 just for fun and it move grub boot to different partition. Now I can't boot anything but fedora I know I need to be booting from hd0 sa1 but grub loads from hd0 sa7 .I just need my ubuntu os back .

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Ubuntu :: Straight To GRUB Instead Of Booting?

Aug 4, 2010

Since this morning my system refuses to boot Ubuntu 9.04 installed in Vista using Wubi.It has been working for months, but now it fails to start. I get to the windows bootloader screen. When booting Ubuntu (pre-selected) it goes straight to GRUB. Performed test several times: it is consistent.

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 Booting - Not Getting To The Grub Menu

Aug 30, 2010

About a week ago my netbook (Samsung N220) stopped booting, after been working fine since installing it 4 months ago - not aware of any changes, though some updates may have been applied. It is not getting to the grub menu and instead just getting a flashing cursor in the top left corner of the screen. Booting fine from a USB, and the bootinfo results.txt is:

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #5 for /boot/grub.
=> Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
sda1: _________________________________________________________________________
File system: ntfs

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Ubuntu :: Booting Windows Iso - GRUB?

May 23, 2011

Not sure if this is the exact right spot for this post, I've got an .ISO file of windows 7, but no DVD's to burn it to. I've read that I should be able to use GRUB to boot, but I can't exactly get it to work. I've been poking around the map function trying to sort of mount the iso somewhere within the hard drive, but I'm not sure if that's how it should be done.

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Ubuntu :: Grub Not Booting To Windows XP?

Jan 30, 2010

I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 and when i rebooted, GRUB fails to boot to windows. What exactly happens is that when i select Windows, it simply goes to a black screen with GRUB at the top, and a blinking cursor (that accepts no input) Summary:I am running Windows XP Professional No, i do not have the Windows disk My hard-drive has been partitioned between Ubuntu and Windows I have Ubuntu 9.10, which boots normally Windows failes to boot, and hangs on a screen that says GRUB _ I am a total linux noob I dont want to simply rewrite the mbr as i still want to be able to dual boot. I have important data on the windows partition that i want to keep.If you want any logs/info, you'll have to tell me EXACLY how to view/capture them

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Red Hat :: Booting From USB HD Using Grub 0.97?

Apr 13, 2011

I have a working server running CentOS 5.5 (similar to RedHat EL) with the 2.6.18-194.el5 kernel. The hardware is a few years old, but we were able to accomplish this following goal using CentOS 4.4. What I'm trying to do is to back the system up to an external USB hard drive such that it can be booted from for recovery or to then take that drive and restore its contents to a second server with identical hardware. We have been successful implementing this on other server pairs, but I'm having a great deal of trouble getting this to work on this hardware and OS. I'm not using LVM or dual-booting with another OS. The USB drive is set up with identical partitions to the RAID set, and all the files have been successfully copied over, but I can't get the system to boot from it. Below is what I get when trying to boot from the USB drive:

Booting 'CentOS (2.6.18-194.el5)'
root (hd0,0)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-194.el5 ro root=LABEL=/


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Ubuntu Installation :: Booting And APT Upgrade Of Grub?

Jan 17, 2010

OKI am loading 9.10 (K or U, makes no difference). This installs 2-6-31.14. Eventually I am unable to dissuade APT from upgrading to Grub 1.97 beta4. One of two things can happen.

1) I am upgraded to a later kernel at the same time (currently 2-6-31.1. This singularly fails to work, in that I end up with no working kernel at all and I can only run memtest (or Windows 7, which is about as much use): good for the soul no doubt, but frustrating. "Solution": tar up the whole of /boot beforehand and then reinstate it afterwards. I am back to square 1, but at least a working square 1.

2) I persuade APT not to upgrade the kernel.I then get 14 (and 14 recovery) in my grub.cfg, but boot fails dramatically, and it becomes apparent that it has forgotten about /dev/sda, my hard disk.Further investigation shows that I have a new initrd.img in /boot, which doesn't work properly; reinstate the backup version, and all is well.What is going on? Is it just me? How come there aren't crowds of protesting peasants with pitchforks outside Canonical Towers?

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Ubuntu :: Booting Hangs At Grub Menu?

Jan 19, 2010

not related to this thread [URL]

On a few VMs. Sometimes, when powering them on I get the GNU GRUB menu...

GNU GRUB version 1.97~beta4
Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic
ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic (recovery mode)
Memory test (memtest86+)
Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)

But there is no countdown for a default boot. It just hangs here. Indefinitely. Until I make a choice by pressing the enter key with "Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic" highlighted (default). I don't know if this is because the VM may not have been shutdown properly or what the case is, but this is unacceptable as I need these systems to continue to boot and get back on line regardless of the reason they were powered off.

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Ubuntu :: Get A GRUB Boot Menu While Booting?

Apr 15, 2010

I'm relatively new to Linux and I am dual booting Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Windows XP and I would like to edit my GRUB menu to allow me to choose Windows XP which is on a 2nd hard drive. But, I can find no menu.lst and there is no GRUB menu while booting up, my computer boots right into Ubuntu. So, how do I enable the boot menu so that I can edit it and use it?

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May 14, 2010

when I select Vista/Longhorn from my grub list, it shows a black screen, then shows GRUB again. I recently had to reset my menu.lst, so I'm not sure if the settings for the windows option are correct. This is my /boot/grub/menu.lst:


# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub


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Ubuntu :: Booting From Wrong Grub Menu?

Jun 2, 2010

I have two versions of Ubuntu on my computer - 10.04 and an earlier one that i no longer use. I'd like to free up the space that the old partition is taking, but the computer boots from the grub menu.lst of that old version. How can I make the boot process use the menu.lst in the 10.04 partition?

where is the boot process situated anyway and how can you get at it?

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Ubuntu :: Booting Windows 7 Breaks GRUB?

Jul 4, 2010

Every time I use GRUB to boot into Win7, I can't reboot back into GRUB or Windows. I think Windows is forcing itself into the MBR then proceeding to corrupt it. I believe I can just boot into a Live session use "sudo grub-install /dev/sda", but that seems like a lot of work just to reboot.

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