Ubuntu Installation :: Grub2 On Usb Stick Don't Load Grub.cfg

Feb 7, 2010

I' ve tried to do a iso multiboot 1gb pen stick with grub2 bootloader. I 've already readed all is it possible finding on the WWW but there are some problems i don't understand how to solve.

This is my sitution:

-koala 32bit installed on my pc with grub2 bootloader

-1gb pendrive parted as follow:

In the first fat16 partition there is installed grub2. On the second ext2 one there are iso files.

This is what i've do to install grub2 on my pen:

So i've created /boot/grub/grub.cfg file with the follow lines:

When i reboot by the pen stick, grub load up to it says me:

It seems not reding /boot/grub/grub.cfg

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Ubuntu Installation :: Tricking Old GRUB To Load GRUB2

Jun 8, 2010

So I have an MBR that is Grub legacy,(from HardyHeron) and I cannot edit/upgrade this MBR. (I won't get into the reasons, other than I will mention SafeBoot).

I have a new encrypted LucidLynx Linux installation on partition 4 and an unencrypted /boot partition on partition #3.

When I boot up, I get the "Error 15" Grub error, which is expected as Grub legacy is looking for /boot/grub/stage2 or something like that and /boot/grub/stage2 does not exist in my GRUB2 installation in /boot/grub.

I thought if I could make a link from the GRUB2 binary of interest to /boot/grub/stage2, then maybe the GRUB legacy would be tricked into loading the GRUB2 binary.

what is the binary of interest in the GRUB2 installation that is the main binary?

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Mar 7, 2010

i initilally installed ubuntu 9.10 then installed windows 7 ,then i recovered grub2 using livecd as told in the post [URL] i did "sudo update-grub" and got windows 7 menu entry but when i select that entry windows 7 does not load but the grub2 is reloaded again.
i cant boot to windows 7.

Windows 7 have 100 mb partition "System Reserved" the grub2 points to that partition but still windows 7 not loaded.

sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3c3a81f5


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Jan 24, 2011

I want to load grub2 from grub4dos.I want to load directly the grub2 core. I know how to load first 512 bytes from some patition by chainloader and load grub2, but what I need is to load directly grub2 core without passing by bootstriping code (first 512 bytes).So, my first boot manager is grub4dos, then I can load grub2 and later I load Ubuntu. But I think I have to edit --set-root
What I dont know is how.

In hdd 0,7 (sda8) I have Ubuntu 10.10 and /boot/grub/core.img is in sda8 (hd0.7)

I tried this way:

title grub2
find --set-root /boot/grub/core.img
kernel /boot/grub/core.img

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May 2, 2010

So I recently tried to install Ubuntu Lucid in the following configuration code...

The installation procedure went fine, and it said it had successfully installed GRUB2. But then, when I tried to boot up the fresh system, GRUB2 didn't even load!!

It's not giving me any GRUB errors, or giving me a 'grub recovery>' prompt, so I suspect that it really isn't even booting into GRUB.

I tried booting into the LiveCD, and installing grub to BOTH /dev/sda and /dev/sdb, but it still does not work, and I am at a loss.

Has anybody else had this problem?

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Aug 31, 2010

I am a long time ubuntu user (4.10) and have had a fair bit of experience installing ubuntu and the many mishaps along the way.

So after having no internet for a year I decide to try the new 10.04 flavour by ordering the cd from the site.

Installation went well, no hiccups. But when I restarted the comp it went straight to Xp, so I thought I'll just use the SGD to boot the partion anyway and fix this small problem later.

After SGD confused sda with sdb, I figured out that GRUB2 is now the standard boot loader.

So thats where I am lost, I have searched the forums quickly (25 pages or so..) and realise that I am not going to fix this easily or by trial and error.

here's some info

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Intel P4 3.0
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Mar 29, 2011

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Mar 7, 2010

I've been using Ubuntu since 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. I only recently fully switched to Linux OS's, and Ubuntu is now my primary. I currently have 9.10 installed. CURRENTLY I also have Backtrack 4, and Fedora 12 (Ugh!).Previously, I thought something was wrong with my my filesystem in Ubuntu 9.10, and after an upgrade of the linux kernel, I started to get Error: You need to load the Kernel First. That's where my problems started. I had upgraded to 9.10 from 9.04 and I still had Grub Legacy, so I went through hoops to try and get it to work, but eventually everything just kind of broke, and I completely wiped off my partitions on it and started fresh installs of all 3.

And now that the new linux kernel is released, 2.6.31-20 generic (I think... That's what the highest number on a file I can find in /boot is)I went through a few more hoops and ladders and tried to get it to work, but to no avail. I've looked the internet for a solution to this and tried just about everything but there is no unified answer, and I've seen on Launchpad there are alot of bugs that are classified as 'Fixed', but the problem still remains.I took out the 'quiet splash' part in the GRUB2 line for the newest kernel and it didn't do anything. It only changed it to "Error: Couldn't find file".This is the top two kernels (Main and Recovery for the new, and Main and Recovery for the previous working one)


### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry "Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-20-generic" {


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Feb 9, 2009

I had Fedora 7 and Windows Vista dual booting on my computer. I just installed Fedora 10. When the live CD asked me where to install it, I chose "Remove all Linux Partitions and create default layout" The installation went perfectly, but now when reboot my computer, it boots directly into Fedora; GRUB does not load to ask me which OS I want to load. I know I did not overwrite Vista because I can still view my Vista files through Fedora. Here is my grub.conf file:


What do I need to do to make GRUB load again upon booting?

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Aug 5, 2011

I'm attempting to triple boot Windows 7, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu 11.04 on non-Mac hardware. Chameleon is my primary bootloader, which is supposed to chainboot into grub2, but all I get when I choose the Linux boot option is a black screen with blinking cursor. If I try to boot Ubuntu while holding shift, I get the word GRUB, followed by a space and a blinking cursor. grub2 is installed to the Ubuntu partition, and attempts to reinstall it there or to the MBR from a LiveCD result in errors. The MBR and GPT partition tables are synchronized. How do I go about making Ubuntu bootable, without breaking my other two operating systems (or at least leaving them recoverable)?

I built a new desktop computer.The goal was to triple boot the system with Windows 7, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and Ubuntu 11.04. This endeavor has been significantly more complicated than I originally expected, but with the of a forum-goer at InsanelyMac.com, I've managed to get pretty far with a complex installation process. I've attempted to get Ubuntu running using two methods, neither of them achieving what I'm hoping. Both methods follow.

In the first method, I install Mac OS X using a specially designed install CD that boots into the Snow Leopard installation DVD. The disk is partitioned to have a FAT partition, followed by a Mac OS X journaled partition, ending in a second FAT partition. Mac OS is then installed to the second partition. The Windows boot CD is then used to format the first FAT partition as NTFS, which Windows 7 is then installed to.

As I'm sure you know, this installs Windows Boot Manager. Then I boot into OS X using the boot CD mentioned earlier, and install Chameleon, a bootloader specifically designed for Hackintosh systems, and (supposedly) capable of booting into all three operating systems I'm trying to work with. Finally, I divide and reformat the remaining FAT partition into an ext4 partition and a swap partition, and install Ubuntu to that ext4 partition, with the bootloader installed to the same partition. This will break the Windows bootloader, as now the MBR and GPT tables are no longer syncronized. Ubuntu is also unbootable; attempting to chainload into grub2 leaves me at a black screen with a blinking cursor. The former problem is solved by booting into a LiveCD and installing and running gptsync. Windows is now bootable, but Ubuntu remains in 'limbo'.

The second method I attempted is very similar, but deviates in the last few steps. After installing Windows, I instead install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, as I thought I might have fewer bootloader issues with that distribution (don't ask why; it was a lucky hunch).This breaks Windows Boot Manager, but this time grub2 throws me into the grub> prompt.I can boot into Ubuntu just fine using the set root/linux/initrd/boot commands, but my motherboard's Ethernet port is not detected by the OS, so I can't directly download and run gptsync. Once I do manage to run it, though, Windows is then also repaired.

Unfortunately, since I can't access the Internet, I can't do a distribution upgrade that way. Trying to upgrade from the recent release's LiveCD...well...doesn't upgrade, just overwrites. So I get the same black screen with blinking cursor problem. I've tried reinstalling grub2 through a LiveCD using grub-install both using the --root-directory flag and the chroot method.

System specifications:
Intel Core i7 (LGA1155)


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Apr 11, 2010

First the hard data:

Upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 via upgrade manager
System is AMD 64
Have dual boot with XP on seperate hard drive


Then the wheelspin:

Seem to have knocked out GRUB as normal loading screen does not appear anymore.
Worse, I think I accidently installed grub to something labelled SDC5.

Cannot get anything except the "grub rescue" prompt. I'm not sure if using the LiveCD (9.10) can help. Have tried a few prompts from other threads but just ended up with mud splattered all over the place. I'm gathering I need to load grub, but can I do it using any grub rescue commands?

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Oct 1, 2010

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Jan 11, 2011

Before: I had 2 os's ubuntu and windows installed on my system. Recently, I decided to install ubuntu to a flash drive. All went well except grub was not installed to the flash drive, but appended the existing grub setup on my hard drive.

Now: Even if I set the default system in grub as windows, or the original ubuntu install, my system will not boot unless the usb stick is plugged in. I get message. Error: grub rescue: My ideal solution: To stop grub searching for my flashdrive before loading the boot menu, and if possible to write grub to the flash stick.

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I would like to make an Ubuntu 10.10 Bootable USB Stick, but before starting that I would like to know the following details please

1. Do I have to install Grub2 in the USB Stick also for Ubuntu 10.10?
2. Install I first Grub2 in the USB Stick, before installing Ubuntu 10.10 or viceversa?
3. How big shout it be the volume of the USB Key to install there both, Ubuntu 10.10 and Grub2?

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Jun 21, 2010

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This is not something I have been able to find the answer to with google. I also have Kubuntu on the system which I can change with session manager and am not sure what will happen to that once I upgrade Ubuntu.

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fdisk -l
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Jan 6, 2010

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twescott@latitude:~$ sudo grub-probe -t device /boot/grub
twescott@latitude:~$ sudo grub-probe -t fs_uuid /boot/grub
grub-probe: error: no mapping exists for `nvidia_fcacbeib5'

The system seems to be recognizing the RAID with no problems, as in:

twescott@latitude:~$ sudo blkid
/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcacbeib1: UUID="28D83EB2D83E7DDE" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcacbeib2: UUID="4344165e-07c3-4da6-b640-da9bf964a74e" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sda: TYPE="nvidia_raid_member"


I'm thinking the problem may be in my grub device.map file, which only lists the SATA raw device aliases, but I may be completely wrong:

twescott@latitude:~$ cat /boot/grub/device.map
(hd0) /dev/sda
(hd1) /dev/sdb

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Sep 23, 2010

I mucked things up a bit--
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2) Using 10.04 on USB, I made a 10gb ext3 partition and a 1gb swap area and installed 10.04. No problems at all using grub2, and the GUI is nice for dummies like me.
3) I got antsy so I made an 8gb partition and installed 8.04 on it. It automatically installed grub (the old grub).

Now when I boot my machine the Old Grub loads, not Grub2. I can select 8.04, 10.04, or XP no problem. When I select 10.04 and use the GUI I can see 10.04, 8.04, and XP, but things are in a different order (clearly the grub2 order).
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May 21, 2011

I moved from 8.04.2 to 10.04.2 and tried to upgrade from GRUB Legacy to Grub2. I must have made a mis-step somewhere in the process as on boot it now tells me

GRUB Loading stage1.5.
GRUB Loading,
Error 15
Is there a nuke from orbit, no finesse way of just ripping all the existing GRUB mess out and installing GRUB2 from Boot disk? for instance should I be just be able to boot with a LIVE CD mount the primary disk of this machine and enter the below in a terminal without messing up any further?

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Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

Boot Info Summary: => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
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Boot sector type: Fat16
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Feb 14, 2011

Here's the idea -- be able to boot slackware 13.1 DVD from a USB stick, but without using anything like an initrd or loading the contents of the slackware install all into memory first. So the USB stick is behaving like a hard drive (but with one disadvantage, just don't take the usb stick out while you're using it!). It has the advantage of saving on memory though .

In the above thread I had this idea working ok but only with slackware 13 and earlier. In fact I still have the CF card with it on, and it works fine. Only snag is it won't work with the newer 13.1.

Right now, I'm trying to use qemu for the following (not what I wrote above!). The idea is to use qemu to install a minimum slackware 13.1 to the USB stick, set it up and then boot from the USB stick itself (so I'm using the USB stick as the storage medium as opposed to say a hard drive image file).

So let's say (this is what I'm doing) I boot slackware 13.1 (32 bit) and make two partitions;


I then do a minimal installation of slackware (just "A" and jed from "AP"). Lilo is not installed as later I'll be using GRUB2 to try to boot.

I'm using a slackware package, grub-1.97-beta4-i486-1.tgz for slackware 13.1/GRUB2.

I then boot off the slackware 13.1 DVD but at the boot screen I choose to boot from /dev/sda2 which is the linux install I created earlier. Success, it boots ok and I can get into the slackware 13.1 install on the USB disk (which is /dev/sda2).

I then label the ext3 partition by using e2label;


And also change /etc/fstab;


Now I need some sort of bootloader to put onto the USB stick so I don't need the DVD any more. To do this, I'm trying to use GRUB2.

But here's the problem!

When I install slackware onto the USB stick using qemu, that partition is /dev/sda2. It's the first usb/storage medium that slackware detects so it gets the name sdaX. (X=1, fat partition, X=2 EXT3 linux).

But here's the problem. Suppose I take the USB stick over to another PC with a hard drive already inside it. Slackware would see the hard drive installed in that PC as (say) /dev/sda1 and the USB stick would then become the second drive, so /dev/sdbX (X=1, fat partition, X=2 EXT3 linux).

If I specify a specific device (lets say /dev/sda2) then it won't work in another system because if I take the example above, another PC with a hard drive installed in it the USB stick becomes /dev/sdb2 and the GRUB2 boot program would be expecting /dev/sda2 which won't work. What I need to do is to somehow find the install, the root on the USB stick automatically without having to specify it manually.

So here's what I've tried with grub (First thing I did was to install grub with grub-install /dev/sda).


Snag is it dosen't work :-( I get this booting from the USB stick:


If I try this:


I get a very similar result ....


So what I'm wondering is .... if the "search" line in grub is doing the searching for the root GRUB2 needs to use to boot from - how can I tell the next line, "linux /boot/vmlinuz-huge-smp- root=...." where to boot from? I can't use /dev/sda2 or /dev/sdb2 because if I try the usb stick in a different PC the stick will be a different device name. Trying to use LABEL= or /dev/disk/by-label/USB/ also dosen't work .

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Feb 8, 2010

I've tried to be clever but as usual I didn't think before acting and missed a small detail.

I have recently installed karmic (dual booting with Vista) on my dell xps laptop. The install went fine, I'm very happy with my new OS.

I bought a new Seagate 500GB portable external HDD. I got a bit over-excited and installed karmic on the external drive. This worked fine and I got a lovely (but slow to appear) Grub2 menu showing my vista and both ubuntu options.

My problem is that now, when I unplug the external drive, Grub fails and I get a grub rescue> prompt. So I need the external drive to be plugged in if I want to boot.

It seems I have done something to the grub configuration. I have read around the subject but I am not confident about how best to proceed.

I understand there is an 'advanced' option in the installer which will allow me to choose where to install grub. Presumably I want it on the internal drive so that I can boot without the external one plugged in.

Am I right in thinking I can just pop in my install disk and redo the installation?

If I indicate I want to install Grub on the internal drive, which partition should I aim for?

Will I get a grub option for booting to the external drive?

Will I be able to plug the external drive into a different machine and boot from it?

I haven't done anything with the fresh install on the external drive so I don't mind losing that.

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When I do this link, upon doing the


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Oct 2, 2010

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sda2 Win7
sda3 /
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i have grub1 working and chaonloading truecrypt loader if i choose "win7" in grub1 menu I want to install a new kubuntu (no upgrade) I have read that that there are problems with grub2 and truecrypt actually a bug that grub2 dont chainloads truecrypt boot loader many ppl seem to have problems with grub2 then i read somewhere that ubuntu install is not asking for grub2 to be installed and just installing it. is this right?

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Jan 10, 2010

So after having performance issues with Karmic in ext4 I decided to install Hardy with ext3. Was blazing fast, epic, I loved it. But I wanted firefox 3.5 & all the other cool stuff Karmic has.. so I decide to install Karmic, but this time with ext3 instead of 4.

First installation: After the installation went fine, no errors while installing or anything. I remove the CD and reboot. "GRUB Loading, please wait.. Error 15" I did my googling, with the live CD to try and figure out a way of fixing this error. No luck. I did find out that the error is caused by the GRUB trying to load form the wrong drive. So I try to boot directly from the Karmic drive, Error 15. Try to boot directly from the Windows drive, Error 17.

This is the first time this has ever happened to me. First time installing Hardy, everything went great. Installing Jaunty, everything went great. Installing Karmic (for the first time) everything went great. Uninstalled Karmic and installed Hardy, everything went great. Uninstalled Hardy to install Karmic = FAIL!. I did a clean install every single time. The OS is being installed (clean) in the same drive.

A 40GB drive for Windows. A 200GB drive for Ubuntu +/home +swap, and a 120GB(FAT32) for storage.

I installed Karmic 3 times, yes.. 3 times. The last time I installed I removed both the 40GB & the 120GB drives. Leaving only the one I was going to use for Ubuntu, the 200GB drive. After the installation I rebooted and Karmic loaded without problems. I'm in Karmic right now and it isn't all sluggish like it was with ext4, guess my old drives aren't good with ext4 *sight*.

But I can't use my Windows drive. When trying to boot directly from it, it gives me "GRUB Error 17" - I have to disconnect the Ubuntu drive to boot into Windows. Quick question: What the **** is going on?

Someone help, please.. I'm tired of this ****.. and if I have to install Karmic one more time, I won't. I'll just give up and disconnect my Ubuntu drive, put it away and let it accumulate dust somewhere, seriously.. Someone help me correct this without having to install the OS again.

The GRUB error is while the GRUB is loading. It doesn't give me the option to select a OS.

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Mar 25, 2010

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Jun 25, 2010

i have Vista 64Bits Ultimate installed on an 1TB hard disk whit 3 partitons I have a 2nd 160GB HD in my system which i installed Ubuntu 10.4 on. All went ok, except after the installation finished and the system rebooted it booted straight into windows, whitout ever displaying GRUB. Now i found a way to boot either system, by using the bios and setting the applicable HD to 1st device. (or something similar)

Any way on how to solve this? keeping to have to enter the BIOS to select the HD and Thus OS i want to boot aint very practical. (im currently using ubuntu BTW)


Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
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