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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My computer wont start up

I am really new to Ubuntu. I bought a laptop from a computer store with Ubuntu on it and I've been doing fine with it until this recent update. I try to start my computer and it starts by asking me to ...
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How do i install ubuntu on corrupt win 7

I have an assembled computer. It runs on Windows 7 Ultimate. I exactly don't know what happened but when I switch it on , it says that "the file checksum does not match the computed checksum". So ...
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Where should I install bootloader in a system with multiple disks?

I have selected partitions for root, home, and a swap area. I have two drives, one for storage, one for the operating systems (ssd, soon to be systems). Should I install the boot loader on the drive ...
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Where should I install grub2 on external hard disk when System(Ubuntu) partition is NOT on the FIRST partition of external hard-drive?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my external USB hard disk (/dev/sdc). The partitioning of the device is something like this: /dev/sdc /dev/sdc1 -- 1 GB (FAT32, Empty) /dev/sdc2 -- 100 GB ...
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Bootloader fails to install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my mac. I partitioned the hard drive and whenever the installer reaches the part of installing the bootloader it tells me that it was unable to install it. I've ...
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Why do I get an error whenever I install the bootloader?

I'm on an iMac which also boots Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I get to the part of installing the bootloader I get an error. Previously I continued ...
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Should I install the bootloader on the internal hard drive?

I've got a mac and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I try to install Ubuntu on the hard drive I get an error when the program tries to install the bootloader on the ...
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Where should I install the bootloader when I'm installing on external hard drive?

I'm on a mac on dual boot, I've got my hard drive partitioned so that it can run OS X and Windows. Now I've got an external hard drive that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and use it on my mac. ...
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Two windows 7 entries with only one working randomly when booting

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 just now and when booting up, I get the menu: Ubuntu memtest windows 7 (loader) /dev/sda1 windows 7 (loader) /dev/sda2 Now, the problem is ...
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Booting into Windows after 14.04 Install (dualboot)

So I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04! But the bootloader does not seem to work since I just boot into Windows 8.1 automatically. I have tried running the boot repair app without success. The ...
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Problema em atualizar GRUB2 - Problem to update GRUB2

Estou tentando gerar uma atualização na configuração do Boot com GRUB2 pelo Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, estou recebendo essa mensagem de erro abaixo: I'm trying to generate an update on the Boot ...
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I Installed Ubuntu 14.04 and im not getting the grub bootloader [closed]

So installed Ubuntu and wiped windows 7 out. Now when i start the computer, it displays a black screen. I installed Ubuntu via a live USB. Then i went into ubuntu live and tried to install grub but ...
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“adb reboot bootloader” not working in my samsung s7392, what to do?

Some of my friends have installed ubuntu touch in gt s7392. So , I know it is possible to install ubuntu touch in the device, and they are very happy with it. But, the problem occurs, when I try to ...
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Do not show GRUB loader after Truecrypt login and remove windows from list

I have a dualbooted laptop running Windows 7 and Kali. Kali has an encrypted partition (LVM) holding all my data and a boot partition. I recently installed TrueCrypt on my Windows computer. So I ...
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How to set password for grub bootloader?

How to set password for grub bootloader on Ubuntu?
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Can I install Windows after Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about if Windows can be installed after Ubuntu like a Dual Boot thing... Please tell me if its possible.. without losing any Ubuntu files Anyway I'm a new to Ubuntu
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Clean install (or update) Ubuntu 13.04 to latest version, dual boot with Win 8.1 [on hold]

NOTE: This might be a repeat question, but am yet to to find a complete comprehensive and all in one sort of answer ---- I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 in dual boot with Win 8.1 for a couple of ...
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Need Immediate Help for Kubuntu installation

I am very new for Kubuntu and other Linux OS. I tried to install Kubuntu through my Pen drive and got some error message while installing here you can find error message Traceback (most recent call ...
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Ubuntu Bootloader Help

I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on my PC (quite old) alongside Windows 8.1. My BIOS mode is Legacy BIOS so no worries about UEFI settings. I have a separate partition (Local Disk E: 30GB) for ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 but have a problem editing grub

I am trying to edit this file to add "nomodeset" to the end of the line. Is there any way to edit a buffer? Is there a work-around for this?
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Install grub in separate boot partition (dual boot)

I have both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on UEFI mode (of course, dual boot). I have used bcdedit under windows 8.1 to set grub 2 as the default boot loader: bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path ...
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Ubuntu on rMBP, bootloader location

I'm getting ready to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro. My setup is as follows: Mac OSX and Windows-Bootcamp on the internal SSD Ubuntu 13.04 on an external SSD hooked up through ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot

Can you please help me, after performing system updates on Ubuntu 14.04.1, my laptop does not boot, only blank screen. I have tried using repair disk but no joy. My file is : ...
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Error when log in my partition?

** I want to install Ubuntu beside my windows 8 but I made a mistake that i installed only Ubuntu ,but when I logged in Ubuntu and went to open my partitions , an error appeared said that "This ...
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What is the Ubuntu os loader and where does it reside?

I am studying for a class on System and Network Engineering and in one material we are told that Ubuntu uses the OS loader to load the bootloader GRUB. My question is what is the Ubuntu OS loader and ...
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How do I re-run boot loader?

Running sudo apt-get -f install said that The link /vmlinuz.old is a damaged link and: you may need to re-run your boot loader[grub] Here's the full output: user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -f ...
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Add Boot Entry Live Persistent Extracted (to Hard Disk) Files to Windows Bootloader

I have live persistent extracted ISO on my Hard disk. I want to add a boot entry to Windows Boot loader (Currently Working on Win8) to directly boot that Live Persistent extracted ISO. In other words, ...
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How to make Windows 8 appear in a boot menu when dual-booting with Ubuntu?

I want to ask how to create GUI for choosing OS when booting my notebook. I have Windows 8 preinstalled on my notebook, and I wish to have a dual boot system with Ubuntu, However, after Ubuntu ...
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Where can I find GRUB bootloader script before the system started up?

Where can I find GRUB bootloader script before the system is started up? I'm running on VBox V4.3.12 r93733.
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How can I use the installer to manually boot into a system without GRUB installed?

For the sake of experimentation, I am trying to document a minimal procedure for a pure EFI boot of 14.04 on a Mac Mini. This involves installing a base system (using the Mac-flavoured server install ...
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Is the problem with my boot loader?

My system is on dual boot with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu with secure boot off and it was working perfectly.But suddenly instead of giving me the option of windows or Ubuntu boot loader,it has directly ...
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Uninstall ubuntu from external hard drive + remove bootloader from internal hd

I have created a bootable usb stick with linuxlive and Ubuntu.I then tried to install ubuntu on my external harddrive. However I guess I wrongly picked the drive where the boot section is installed, ...
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Burg install error

Im trying to install Burg bootloader. OS is Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Windows (unable to access through Grub since the Ubuntu update) When I run the Grub Customizer I get the following error: burg-mkconfig ...
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Want to detect Android x86 in Ubuntu GRUB menu

I was using Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 in my Lenovo G560 laptop. Later I installed android x86 4.4.2 (KitKat) but the problem is GRUB is not detecting android x86 in GRUB menu. I had also done the sudo ...
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dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my sony vaio laptop along with windows8, now ubuntu has been successfully installed and for the First time it showed me both ubuntu and windows8 login options to get ...
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While booting ubuntu 14.04, Starting cmain().., then stoped at grub4dos

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 with window's bootloader as primary (using EasyBCD) and it was working fine for HP Pavilion DV4. But after installing Ubuntu 14.04 through pop-up Update ...
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What is the difference between boot loader and bootstrap loader?

how boot loader is different from bootstrap loader. According to me bootstrap loaders are stored in ROM and boot loaders are in hard disk in MBR (please correct me if I am wrong). bootstrap loader is ...
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System Hangs on Boot after BURG Install

I installed burg using these instructions. burg-emu worked fine, the burg interface worked great, and I can still boot windows correctly. When I boot linux (recovery or normal), I get the linux ...
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Can't log in encrypted NTFS after Ubuntu install

I had this Windows laptop which when I booted would ask me for a username and my password in some windoish looking security environment before logging me into the Windows OS. I went inside Windows, ...
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How to launch windows on default and Linux by choice?

I'm using Windows for everything, but I want to check and learn Linux also. My computer is also used by my family. Is there any possibility to run Windows by default (without any choosing) and Ubuntu ...
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windows and grub boot loaders being seperate

When i boot up my laptop it goes to the windows boot loader and i can pick to boot windows 8.1 or ubuntu but it wont boot ubuntu when i click on it and in order to boot ubuntu i have to select the ...
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reinstalling boot loader after linux partition removal

The process: I had a Windows 7 partition and an Ubuntu 11.04 partition on the same HDD. (35GB Windows 7, 400GB data, 15GB free for Linux). Windows 7 was installed first, then Ubuntu with GRUB loader. ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from overwriting grub bootloader after update?

Is there any way I can stop Ubuntu from overwriting bootloader? It happens after updating (I suppose) system's kernel. I want to stay with my other linux distro bootloader without having to change ...
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Configuring grub for Ubuntu on Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10

Situation I have installed Ubuntu Linux 14.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10. The only problem I'm facing now is to configure the bootloader. I'm quite familiar with Ubuntu, but not with grub or ...
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Where to install the bootloader? Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

So I have decided to attempt to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 Lenovo E545. I was following this guide http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dual-boot-windows-8-ubuntu.html. I was looking at my ...
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Problem unistalling ubuntu 13.10 from bootloader(windows 8) [closed]

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my usb. Then I formatted the usb with ubuntu 13.10, but now how to remove the ubuntu from boot loader on windows 8. I was trying to install ubuntu 14.10 on my hard disk ...
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GRUB bootloader is not loading at startup [closed]

Please help. Right now I'm using Windows 7 but I want to switch to Linux. So first I tried to install Zorin OS. I successfully installed it by following steps: made live USB, install on free deleted ...
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Add an OS to Burg [duplicate]

I installed Burg, but when I update Burg I can't find Windows 8.1 OS. Ubuntu is there (with some other things that I don't know what is) but not Windows. Can I add it manually?
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 issue

I have installed window 8.1 after cleaning my hard disk..and then installed ubuntu 14.04 with the help of ubuntu forum directions.. But after installing both, window 8.1 sometimes start and sometimes ...
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How to set up GRUB2 password in an easy way?

I need to setup password for GRUB2 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64. The setup I am trying to reach is to have [e]dit and [c]onsole options protected by password, but booting of operating system entries ...