Getting to Grips with GRUB 2

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For a long time, the Grand Unified Bootloader, or GRUB, has been the standard way of getting a PC to boot into your Linux, or other Unix operating system. The flexibility offered by GRUB makes it easy to dual boot, triple boot… well, actually, do pretty much what you want in terms of installing operating systems on your own computer.

The newer versions of Ubuntu (from 9.10) and their ...

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Restoring an Overwritten GRUB Boot Loader

I like to have lots of choice about which operating system I can boot to. Between my desktop PC’s two hard drives, I have at least three distributions of Linux and several versions of Windows, so I have complete OS flexibility.

Unfortunately, maintaining a multi-boot configuration like this can be a pain, especially if you later install an operating system which overwrites the GRUB boot loader you had in ...

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Personalise your GRUB Boot Menu with a Custom Image

If you dual (or triple, or more) boot your machine, i.e. you have many different operating systems you choose between at startup, you might have to use your bootloader fairly frequently.

GRUB is a very functional boot loader and can do the job in most cases. But its default text-based view is a little visually unattractive, is it not?

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to put ...

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