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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Failed to install the bootloader [on hold]

Using Ubuntu 15.10 - why do some .iso files give the error "Failed to install the bootloader"?
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Can not boot Ubuntu 16.04 from flash drive

I created Ubuntu bootloader on flash drive and when I start Ubuntu from it then I get only terminal with such a message: Erst: can not request [mem 0xbd2e903f - 0xbd2eb03e] for ERST No caching mode ...
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Boot Manager missing HELP! [on hold]

Trying to try out ubuntu 16.04. I'm not trying to dual boot. I'm trying to install it on another hard drive. I have the iso file copied onto a DVD drive. When I go to boot from my dvd drive the grub ...
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Dualboot windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 the win don't load

I made dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. After shutting down the computer and loading it again windows 10 don't start anymore it's stuck with dark window. I set the following command sudo update-grub ...
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Purging purging - and then problems? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 16.04 in a virtual machine, testing it out for me to then install it as my main OS. I have purging from it the things I believe I do not need, carefully analyzing what can be purged ...
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Boot Manager missing

I am trying to do a fresh install of UBUNTU. I burned the CD plopped it in and went through POST. Then I was met with a message saying BOOT MGR missing. So I checked my burnt CD and the GRUB (which ...
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How did someone disable my Ubuntu bootloader?

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Thinkpad. However, some idiot (who didn't know my password) accessed my computer while I was gone (after I hibernated it) and must have messed ...
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Someone accessed my computer and somehow disabled the Ubuntu bootloader. How can I get it back?

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Thinkpad. However, some idiot (who didn't know my password) accessed my computer while I was gone and must have messed with something because ...
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Burg installing

I tried installing Burg to make my dual boot look better. So, I followed these instructions up to the part where it says: "BURG found! Do you want to configure BURG instead of grub2?, click Yes.". ...
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errno 5 input output errors please help [duplicate]

I am stuck at installing ubuntu for 6 days. Tried many copies of ubuntu 16 even ubuntu 14 but same error appears. System configuration is : Uefi , 4 gb ram, i5. i want dual boot ,solo ubuntu too ...
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How to replace GRUB with ELILO?

I was wondering if it is possible to replace GRUB with ELILO on a installed Ubuntu (and keeping a dual-boot with Win) without losing functionality or personal files?
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Windows7 - Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot setup

I have been using EasyBcd to create a dual boot menu for my Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installation. I had it set up yesterday fine, but tried to go another route (which failed), so I tired reverting ...
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Boot Ubuntu from external drive.

I have been trying for a week to install (not live cd) linux Ubuntu on an external drive. Please help me, i've been searching the Internet for days. Before i ask my question, I am totally new to ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 15 and GRUB bootloader? [duplicate]

I want to uninstall Ubuntu from my laptop as well as GRUB bootloader. My laptop is currently dual-booting windows 10 and ubuntu.FYI I don't have any windows installation disk. Is there any way I can ...
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Only load ubuntu bootloader sometimes [duplicate]

I have a win10 and ubuntu 16.04 dual boot setup. However I mostly use win10 and only use ubuntu for certain tasks. Is there anyway to suppress the ubuntu bootloader when starting up and only bring ...
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HELP! Can't boot PC. Ubuntu Bootloader Help

Installed Ubuntu on a partition on my HDD and put the Bootloader on the SSD. Whenever the PC starts up I get "Minimal bash line editing is supported". Can't type anything. Eventually, got my PC to ...
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Install Ubuntu to usb drive and boot it to Uefi and Bios system.

So I'm totally new to linux. I don't want to install to my internal HDD. So I've been trying to install it independently on a usb so i can boot it on any pc (UEFI or BIOS). So i created a live usb ...
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Syslinux Installation Issues

I would like to install the Syslinux bootloader on my PC. For this purpose, I have created a bootable USB stick, installed Syslinux on it, and copied the vmlinuz from my "/" to my USB (My USB is ...
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GRUB Bootload Default

I installed SteamOS in a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 (I had Ubuntu before SteamOS) and my GRUB Boot loader switched over to the SteamOS version. I preferred the Ubuntu one because it was easier to ...
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Create bootable FAT-12 flp image

For a day I was attempting to create an .flp file, to which I can add a custom boot-sector from .bin file, and that has FAT-12 file system on it. But when I create a .flp file via mkdosfs, and them ...
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Grub2 Issues After 16.04 LTS Fresh Install

After two years of using 14.04 LTS I went to install it on my desktop, but wanted a newer ISO and was surprised to see the new 16.04 LTS sitting front and center a few days ago. So I said what the ...
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No Bootloader after clean install

I tried to install Ubuntu on a Surface Pro 3 and the installation worked without any errors. After trying to reboot there seems to be no bootloader (boots directly into uefi settings). Booting with ...
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Forced to re-install Ubuntu after Shut Down

I installed Ubuntu and after every time I shut down I have to reinstall it. Ubuntu's files are not deleted, rather every time I turn off and then turn on again my computer shows no boot device found ...
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if linux bootloader overwrites windows bootloader then how does it perform chainloading because there is no more a bootloader for windows now?

i cant undrestand if we install linux after windows and write grub bootloader over windows bootloader then how come it uses windows bootloader for chainloading because if windows bootloader is ...
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GRUB menu doesnt show while booting [duplicate]

I had dual booted windows 8.1 and lubuntu. Recently i had refreshed windows 8.1 and since then i am unable to see Grub menu while i boot. However if i go to BIOS settings and then select the UBUNTU ...
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Grub2 doesn't recognize any new partitions?

I am trying to add a new partition to my drive. The drive contains files that grub can boot into (Live ISOs, or Windows Installers). My drive has 250 GB unallocated and has in the past.. Grub2 booted ...
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Problems booting Windows 10 over Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

I had Windows 10 installed on my computer, but it started having some issues, and I decided to completely erase Windows and install Ubuntu. However, I want to revert back to Windows and set up a ...
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“Error building boot sequence. Check parameters” message on Grub Customizer

I'm a new Ubuntu user and I've been trying to boot from an ISO using Grub Customizer. I open Grub Customizer and try to add the Linux-ISO but when I choose the name and the Linux-ISO type, a message ...
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Multibooting different distros

As in this post (https://www.linux.com/answers/how-can-i-dual-boot-two-or-more-linux-distros) I would like to multiboot linux ! I am on a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop with 1tb HDD, I am not a complete noob ...
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Is this simplified flow chart of how the ubuntu fire up is correct ?

I am trying to understand the way that Ubuntu starts what is being runned or started. Can you please confirm if my simplified flow chart is correct ? First we power on a computer with linux ...
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Grub Rescue prompt appears after deleting Ubuntu partition. Can't boot Windows

I have an HP Pavilion dv 9543 cl. I decided that I wanted to update Win Vista to Win 8 several years ago, but did not know how to remove grub 2, so I naively decided to simply remove the Ubuntu ...
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UBUNTU14.04 could not be loaded due to GRUB Error [duplicate]

I installed UBUNTU14.04 in ACER Laptop after completing the installation the GRUB is not working, How can I install the GRUB separately?
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Unable to boot in ubuntu after install [Reboot and Select proper boot device]

I am using Samsung RV513 laptop. I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and was working fine. Then I reinstalled Windows 7. After a few days, I reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Now whenever I start ...
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Unable to get to POST/BIOS settings after installing 16.04 LTS 64-bit Desktop

Just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit Desktop on a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H motherboard with a Samsung 850 Pro SSD (MZ-7KE512BW). On install, I selected UEFI DVD (had disabled Secure Boot/Fast Boot and ...
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GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted

I have a Ubuntu 14.04.02. As I updated it,there was booting problem on my laptop.After some try it started.How I don't know.So I started fixing my grub as it was also not working. So after seeing some ...
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GRUB boot loader(Ubuntu) not working after updating

I have a system with ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64 installed. It has stopped booting up after updating. As I power on it, screen glows for 1 sec and it shuts down. I have tried to open GRUB boot loader ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after installation [duplicate]

For unknown reason Ubuntu doesn't boot. I have tried the boot-recovery but nothing happened. Also I want to dual boot with windows Specs: Lenovo essential g505s Amd A8-5550M amd Radeon hd 8550G ...
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boot-repair after linux installation, without internet connection

I have a tablet dell venue pro 11 with Windows 8 pre-installed and I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on dual boot. Before installing, I partitioned directly from the linux usb stick, I created three ...
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Dual Boot messed up, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.10

-- Noob Warning I had Windows 10 running and tried to install Ubuntu 14.10, took the custom partition route. Shrinked the Windows drive from 100GB to 80GB, gave 6GB to swap (RAM 4GB), and ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 16.04. Bootloader not working

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 without any other OS's on the drive using LIVE USB.. But OS is not working. I tried Bootrepair but no luck to fix it.. This is bootinfo http://paste2.org/Ca5aOyHa . can ...
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Grub2 Alternative [duplicate]

Is there any other bootloaders that work well for Windows 10, Ubuntu, and live ISOs? I don't have a problem with grub2, just interested in other options.
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HDD boot repair

I just used boot-repair tool in Ubuntu and I applied MBR option … and when I reboot my laptop, it won't boot hard drive. A black screen appears with a cursor beeping and my whole system stucks there … ...
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No bootable device found in Ubuntu 14.04 with LVM encription (boot-repair-log attached)

Everything goes ok until the computer was blocked, I have restarted it and seen the errror No bootable device found With boot repair disk https://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair-cd/home/Home/ on a live ...
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How Do I Change the Boot Loader to Load Ubuntu on a Different Hard Drive in Windows 10?

I've just done a successful installation of Ubuntu onto a brand new hard drive, but now I don't know how to load the Ubuntu OS. It does not show up when I boot my computer in the "Choose an Operating ...
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how to speed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS bootloading time

Good day fellas, I recently replaced windows 10 with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS OS, now it is taking taking too long to boot. Below is the link I got after running boot-repair recommended settings http://paste2....
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Cannot boot with EFI

I was having problems with repairing my boot loader (grub). My GParted config looked like: I installed another Ubuntu to the free space which restored my grub. But when booting into my old partition,...
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Access to hard-drive when machine won't boot

Recently I tried to downgrade my kernel (from 3.13 to 2.6.24), and I made sure that the 2.6.24 kernel compiled and installed without any errors. I also updated the grub file to boot with the newly ...
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Restore Windows loader after deleting partition

I am just install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 8.1, but while installing i deleted Windows reserved partition. I installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode, but i not sure, that windows installed in UEFI. ...
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How to reinstall GRUB bootloader for 14.04 after upgrading to Windows 10 [duplicate]

What do I do to reinstall the GRUB boot-loader, since I heard the Windows boot-loader overwrites GRUB.
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Ubuntu is not booting after re-installation of Windows in dual boot system

My laptop was dual booted - Windows 7 (32 bit) along with Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) LTS - and I used it without any problems. Due to Windows performance issues I had to format windows primary C:\ ...