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1 Introduction to GRUB
1.1 Overview
1.2 History of GRUB
1.5 The role of a boot loader
2 Naming convention
3 Installation
3.1 Installing GRUB using grub-install
3.2 Making a GRUB bootable CD-ROM
3.3 The map between BIOS drives and OS devices
4 Booting
4.1 How to boot operating systems
4.1.1 How to boot an OS directly with GRUB
4.1.2 Chain-loading an OS
4.2 Some caveats on OS-specifc issues
4.2.1 GNU/Hurd
4.2.2 GNU/Linux
4.2.3 DOS/Windows
5 Writing your own confguration fle
5.1 Simple confguration handling
5.2 Writing full confguration fles directly
5.3 Embedding a confguration fle into GRUB
5.4 Graphical menu themes
6 Booting GRUB from the network
7 Using GRUB via a serial line
8 Using GRUB with vendor power-on keys
9 GRUB image fles
10 Filesystem syntax and semantics
10.1 How to specify devices
10.2 How to specify fles
10.3 How to specify block lists
11 GRUB’s user interface
11.1 The fexible command-line interface
11.2 The simple menu interface
11.3 Editing a menu entry
12.1 The list of commands for the menu only
12.1.1 menuentry
12.2 The list of general commands
12.2.1 serial
12.2.2 terminal input
12.2.3 terminal output
12.2.4 terminfo
12.3 The list of command-line and menu entry commands
12.3.1 acpi
12.3.2 badram
12.3.3 blocklist
12.3.4 boot
12.3.5 cat
12.3.6 chainloader
12.3.7 cmp
12.3.8 confgfle
12.3.9 cpuid
12.3.10 crc
12.3.11 date
12.3.12 drivemap
12.3.13 echo
12.3.14 export
12.3.15 gettext
12.3.16 gptsync
12.3.17 halt
12.3.18 help
12.3.19 initrd
12.3.20 initrd16
12.3.21 insmod
12.3.22 keystatus
12.3.23 linux
Section 12.3.19 [initrd], page 45)
12.3.24 linux16
12.3.25 ls
12.3.26 parttool
12.3.27 password
12.3.28 password pbkdf2
12.3.29 play
12.3.30 pxe unload
12.3.31 reboot
12.3.32 search
12.3.33 set
12.3.34 unset
12.3.35 uppermem
13 Authentication and authorisation
14 Error messages produced by GRUB
14.1 GRUB only ofers a rescue shell
15 Invoking grub-install
16 Invoking grub-mkconfg
17 Invoking grub-mkpasswd-pbkdf2
Appendix B Reporting bugs
Appendix C Where GRUB will go
Appendix D Hacking GRUB
D.1 Getting the source code
D.2 Finding your way around
Appendix E Copying This Manual
E.1 GNU Free Documentation License
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