A bootloader is a small program that gets executed at startup time. The bootloader loads data and other startup process into RAM where they can be executed.

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/boot partition problem when installing Ubuntu

The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code. This partition should be marked for use as "EFI boot partition" and should ...
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Change from GRUB

I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. At start up, I can choose between the two in the GRUB menu. The menu is Ugly and doesn't allow me to do much like booting windows in safe mode. How do I ...
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0xc000000f error when starting Windows from Grub

Recently I corrected the dual boot by re-installing the grub bootloader. I did that by first adding an entry pointing to Linux in easyBCD settings. Then, when I restarted the computer it showed ...
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unable to boot ubuntu after refreshing windows 8 [duplicate]

Ubuntu was installed in disk H and windows 8 in disk C. Now, I refreshed windows 8 and I am not able to get the option to boot to ubuntu when I start my laptop.
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how to boot from linux mini iso to first hard drive

My Problem I'd like to know how to boot in to first hard drive when using a custom txt.cfg for isolinux while using the official minimal Iso from Ubuntu. I'm asking because VirtualBox has a bug and ...
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Problem with installation of Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s?

Please can someone help me to install Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s? I have been trying this for the last 2-3 days, tried every option given on the net, but still my computer directly boots into Windows ...
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Question about installation: Does Re-installing ubuntu over previous Ubuntu partition delete files?

I installed windows 8,1 and I think the bootloader got messed up and I tried the "check disk for errors" when you first boot the installer and it fixed them, but ubuntu wouldn't start. I have the try ...
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Multiooting in Secureboot mode - vmlinuz invalid signature [migrated]

My system has Windows 8.1 installed by default. I installed LinuxMint and openSUSE later. The problem is if I use openSUSE bootloader, it is able to load windows but not linuxmint. The error vmlinuz ...
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Laptop doesn't boot, fails loading the GRUB bootloader!

I-m facing a very annoiyng issue with my laptop that has a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Since I don't know why the GRUB bootloader stopped to work and the laptop can't load. I'm ...
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Bootup (100 times slower than usual) drops to a shell IF at boot time the computer was off for less than 5 minutes. USB mouse no longer recognized

I've been using Ubuntu on a Windows dual-boot Sony Vaio VGN-CS390 laptop for more than five years now. Yesterday I made a fresh install of 14.04 LTS over 12.04 LTS. Everything worked fine, even after ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.10 and window Installation type

I am installing Ubuntu and am stuck at one window that is called "Installation type" I have 3 partitions on my hard disk: 80 GB NTFS, 140 GB NTFS and 15 GB EXT4 and want to install Ubuntu on the 3rd ...
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GRUB not starting default system

My system doesn't boot until I press enter on grub. cat /etc/default/grub # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full documentation of the ...
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GRUB2 doesn't show Windows

I've got a Laptop and a Computer. On the SSD of my Computer is Ubuntu 14.10 installed. On the SSD of my Laptop is Windows 7 installed. Now I want to dual-boot them. I've put the SSD from my Laptop ...
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Failed to install bootloader /dev/mapper no /dev/sda

Ubuntu was running no problems on this laptop before I attempted a reinstall. I simply want a standard default install, no dual-boot. During installation bootloader failed to install. I continued ...
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problem accessing recovery mode in ubuntu 14.04

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and I have a problem running my PC in recovery mode. I can get to the recovery mode screen in the grub menu but when I try to navigate through the options using up or down, I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 server installation fails bootloader cannot be installed

I have been trying to install the server edition on a DELL Inspiron Laptop (1564) and it fails at the grub install boot loader step. Ubuntu 10.04 is installed without any problem though. I'm ...
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How to install multiple Linux Distros and Windows 8 on UEFI?

I want to install Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 for daily use + Ubuntu Studio for audio production. The method I've followed is to install W8 in the clean disk, then shrink the Windows personal data ...
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No option to boot windows after installing ubuntu

I already have windows installed and I just installed Ubuntu and I was expecting that it will ask me which OS to boot after startup but it didn't. I refer the link but didn't work Windows 7 not ...
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Windows 8 dual-boot: bootloader problem (grub)

I currently have a dual-boot system with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04, on separate hard disks. I have installed the Grub bootloader using the Boot-Repair tool; however, it seems that whenever I boot ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS without losing Windows 7 bootloader

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS alongside with Windows 7. But there is one issue that if I install Ubuntu, I will lose Windows 7 bootloader and it will replace GRUB bootloader instead of ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from installing a bootloader? [duplicate]

I want to know if it is possible to prevent ubuntu from installing a bootloader in UEFI install mode as to use gummiboot, my current boot manager which works just great for Arch. My objective would ...
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Ubuntu GNOME on a USB 3.0 thumb drive: GRUB cannot be installed

I previously installed Ubuntu GNOME just fine on a USB 2.0 drive with the installation wizard, just like you would on a hard drive. I just bought a USB 3.0 16GB drive so that I could run it at a ...
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Black screen ubuntu server 14.04 after install

i had install ubuntu 14.04 server on my pc using bootable usb. once i installed and try to reboot. server doesn't boot up. it is when i plugged in the usb drive until it boots up.
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System Could not boot from harddisk after installing ubuntu

I need some help here, i wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop which have a 1TB storage and only 1 partition(C:) running windows 8.1, so i burnt the ISO file for Ubuntu to a USB device and I installed ...
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ubuntu bootloader doesn't detect window 8

After installing ubuntu, using something else option and installing it on a different disk than windows 8 , I starting my computer and ubuntu loaded without any boot loader. So I searched in internet ...
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How to boot compressed image

I've made a single .img. It's a minimal Ubuntu which includes a rootfs and various installs. A kernel and kernel modules are installed. I'd like to compress my .img and have the bootloader load ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04.01 on Windows 8.1

I used Universal USB Installer to create a live boot on a USB drive, but when I try to boot from the drive, I don't get the installation menu, just a black screen to enter commands on. I disabled ...
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Bootloader Install Failed Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my SONY VPCEL15EN, Every thing worked fine but at the end it shows that Bootloader Install Failed. Now I have 3 options 1 to install somewhere else 2 continue ...
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Boot Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview with Grub

I originally installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, using grub to give me a selection of operating systems to boot to when it starts up, and that works fine. I decided I wanted to try the Windows 10 ...
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GRUB Bootloader not loading with Software RAID1 on Fresh 14.04 Server Install

I've looked at all of the forums, and tried doing multiple fresh installs and continue getting the error "Unable to install GRUB in /dev/mdx - This is a fatal error" My current setup is 2 2T drives, ...
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I installed GRUB bootloader on the Win SSD, should I be worried? Dual Boot

I installed Ubuntu yesterday on my Notebook's SSD. Windows 8.1 preinstalled on the other (m.2) SSD. I'm not really experienced with this stuff, sorry. I installed the GRUB(?) boot loader onto the ...
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Ubuntu 14 shows on bootloader menu of 12 but does not boot

I have a tri boot system. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12 on the 1st hard disk. I got a new hard disk (external) and installed Ubuntu 14.0 on it and updated the grub on Ubuntu 12, it was successful but when i ...
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Error Booting Ubuntu / Windows 7 on Laptop

I tried a lot of guides and walkthrough I found on the net, but my problem still persist: I installed the UBUNTU 14.04 LTS release, and installed side by side my Windows Installation. When I finish ...
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reFind doesnt load Ubuntu (no bootable device…) after Yosemite upgrade on a Mac

Yosemite messed up my boot system and now it says No bootable device...blabla when I try to start Ubuntu. ReFind works fine (though it doesn´t show the shell icon and cannot find why) and Yosemite ...
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pxe-e61 media test failure Ubuntu Dual boot Win

So I had win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot and it was all working fine, but after I enabled the Intel Rapid feature on win this error "pxe-e61 media test failure check cable" started showing up ...
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edit Grub bootloader both

I've had some boot problems after installing Ubuntu 14.04 to my new SSD (sdb1) adding Windows 10 technical preview afterwards (sdb3) and leaving my old Windows XP on my hdd (sda1), but now everything ...
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Dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu with Ubuntu on mSATA SSD

I have searched the web like a maniac in order to find some answers to these questions, so please help me here... If you only now the answer to one of the questions please post that answer! So here ...
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Stuck at GRUB rescue screen

I had installed Xubuntu 12.04.1 i386-desktop on my Dell Inspiron 1501. But it would not Shutdown my system, getting stuck at the ubuntu logoff screen. So i decided to remove that version & install ...
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I can't get to the bootloader on my LG G2 [duplicate]

Every time that I type in the command '$ adb reboot bootloader' in my terminal while my G2 is connected to my computer instead of reboot in to the bootloader it just turns off and reboots as normal. ...
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Ubuntu wont start from windows bootloader but it does as a device

When I am in Windows 8 and shift-click Restart, then click Devices, I am able to launch Ubuntu from there. But when I click something close to "start other os", then Ubuntu, I get something close to ...
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I ...
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Can I change the appearance of the bootloader, ..? [duplicate]

I was bored with my bootloader, .. Can I change the theme of the bootloader, .. I was looking on google, and I found the burg,. but I could not use it because my pc is UEFI, .. I dual boot windows8.1 ...
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Use Parted to change a partition's flag state

I had a Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with one SSD and one SATA hard drive. I had a problem with the SSD that my system was installed on. I replaced the SSD and installed a new 14.04 on to a it. The /home and ...
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cannot boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Here is url of boot-repair's "recommended repair": http://paste.ubuntu.com/8941902 During installation process Ubuntu couldn't find that Windows is already installed so I did "other install". ...
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problem with boot, grub-repair not help

Hello i want install ubunntu 14.10 (64biit) i already have orginal windows 8.1. I turn off secureboot in bios, and fastboot in windows. Installation ubuntu is no problem but i don't see grub after ...
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Dividing an existing Ubuntu installation on two physical drives

I am planning to add an SSD drive on my Ubuntu machine. At the moment the computer has a single hard drive, containing the whole install. What I would like to do, is to move the existing installation ...
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Dual booting thwarted by rogue keyboard presses?

End goal: successfully dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, both are already installed and working. I just can't get to the bootloader (I think it's called) to choose to go back to my Windows ...
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What is the difference between installing Linux Mint and loading the iso file? [closed]

I have loaded Linux mint in my C drive via the iso file. I still find an option to install linux while booting Linux Mint . Is there any difference between loading the iso file and installing Linux?
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Cant boot after cancelling MiniTool Partition Wizard

I wanted to resize the windows partition using gparted but it wont work, so i used Mini Tool Partition wizard. After first step was made it started to wipe an unallocated space (my wrong) so i ...
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Windows 8.1 not coming up in boot options?

So I made a 200gb partition out of my 2tb HDD for ubuntu 14.04.1 and followed ALL the instructions listed in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOz66FC0pWU Yet when I reboot I only get the ...