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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Install on Second Hard Drive with startup boot option?

In theory, what I want to do is very simple, but I've done some google research and read some posts on this site and I'm still confused. I want to keep win7 on my primary C:\ drive, and install ...
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After installing Ubuntu from USB, GRUB2 can't be installed!

Hello ladies and gentlemen! I installed Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7 using live USB. It wouldn't let me install GRUB, it says there's a fatal error with the partition chose. I literally chose ...
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How to set Windows bootloader as default bootloader?

I have a Win 7/11.10 dual boot system with Grub 2 as the default bootloader. However, I want to make Windows bootloader the default bootloader (grub 'dos' like interface scrares the hell out of my ...
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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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Can't boot into Win7 since Update to 12.04

I had dual boot, Win7 64bit, and Ubuntu 11.10 I updated to Ubuntu 12.04 Now I am not met with the prompt asking which OS to boot into (setup via EasyBCD in Windows while I had Ubuntu 11.10) Is ...
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Wiped Ubuntu files, bootloader still there, how can I remove it and restore Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I had Ubuntu installed through the Windows 7 dual boot option. Not knowing exactly what I was doing, I just deleted the files ...
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UEFI bootloader alternative to GRUB

I'm having trouble with my current bootloader GRUB on Ubuntu 12.04. Sometimes it takes forever too boot, other times it wont find the kernel image. My system uses UEFI to boot, is there a UEFI ...
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How do I install BURG?

I found the source in launchpad for 11.04 and 10.10 but I don't know how to install or compile it.
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How to create or recover Windows Bootloader after deleting Ubuntu boot drive

I have a computer that dual-boots (or tri-boots) Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 12.04. Grub boots between Windows 8 and Ubuntu; for which I use primarily. Recently, I decided to ...
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Uninstall Grub and use Windows bootloader

I have Windows 8 pre-installed and then installed Grub with Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not my thing so now I want to remove it along with grub. From what I have learned, with UEFI, Grub does not overwrite the ...
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Windows 8 no longer boots after Grub wiped out the Windows Bootsector

I was using Win8 and installed Ubuntu 12.10... There is an entry in GRUB for W8, but when selecting it - GRUB comes back again, so Windows never boot up. I can only launch my Ubuntu. /dev/sda1 * ...
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How can I change the contents of grub loader?

I have Ubuntu installed alongside of Windows and in bootloader (grub) these operating systems as all of yours are with long names! How can I change the names in grub? for example I want to change the ...
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Restore backup of WinEFI or UEFI (not sure) that boot-repair made

I have a laptop that supports EFI/UEFI. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The way I installed my OSes was like this: I installed Win 8.1 in the required partitions then Installed ubuntu and ...
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How can I get GRUB to appear after installing Ubuntu with Windows 7 using a LiveUSB?

I booted Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a LiveUSB, and then selected the option to Install Ubuntu to my hard drive. I allowed the installer to partition it, giving Ubuntu 50GB and leaving Windows 7 with 200GB. ...
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How do I boot HP Pavilion g6 to display GRUB2.00 rather than opening Windows8 by default?

With a lot of help from Ask Ubuntu, I have successfully installed 12.10 onto an HP Pavilion g6 2240sa notebook to create a dual boot machine which also has Win8. This could only be achieved by a full ...
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How can I reinstall GRUB Bootloader on MBR after installing Kubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu, but then installed Kubuntu over it (formated Ubuntu Partition) because Ubuntu is not compatible with almost any hardware on my PC. Problem is I'm stuck with an old GRUB that says ...
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How to manually install boot loader?

My attempt to upgrade to 12.04 failed, so I burnt a 12.04 CD, and asked to do a full install, getting rid of all previous OS (I had Windows as well as 11.10). All seemed well until the very end when ...
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Where to install bootloader when installing Ubuntu as secondary OS?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as secondary OS on my laptop. I have Windows 8 already installed on my laptop. Now, I know how to run Ubuntu from USB drive, I created addition partition and formatted it ...
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Can I Install grub on an USB and make it a rescue disk?

Can I Install grub on an USB and make it a rescue disk? Question: Is it safe to run the following commands? sudo grub-install /dev/sdb (where sdb is my USB drive) update-grub2 Question: Would ...
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Error message “Signal out of range 92KHz - 58Hz ” when starting Ubuntu. What is wrong and how can I fix it?

My monitor has an Analogical connection. First I install windows 7, then I install Ubuntu 11.10, when this installation finish I restarted the PC. Any time there I turn on the PC I see the BIOS ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu from my system and install the Windows bootloader?

I want to completely remove Ubuntu from my system. But if I delete the partition, the Grub files will be deleted and that will leave me "Bootloader-less". How can I workaround this?
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How to fix the error warning failed to connect to lvmetad falling back to internal scanning

My computer recently give me an error right after I installed gnome It said warning failed to connect to lvmetad falling back to internal scanning I need help to fix the error this is the only ...
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How do I change from dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu to single-boot Ubuntu?

I have an old Vista laptop that I partitioned and installed Ubuntu on, with dual-boot. I've now decided to switch entirely to Ubuntu. What's the best way to achieve this? My current partitions: +----...
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How do I find out which boot loader I have?

I know Grub is the one installed by default when installing Ubuntu but I am faced with an embedded system running 9.10 Desktop Edition. Following are the contents of lsb-release file ubuntu@ubuntu-...
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Fix bootloader after removing Ubuntu from a dual boot system?

I have installed a Ubuntu alongside Pre-installed Windows-8... And now I have uninstalled Ubuntu. But the problem is that after removing Ubuntu and typing "bootrec/Fixmbr" in Command Prompt, there is ...
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Can't boot to Windows anymore after removing Grub on a Netbook [duplicate]

Today I decided to try out Fedora by booting it from USB. I liked the OS, and decided I wanted to install it to my hard-drive. I couldn't complete the installation because I needed to free up a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting before Windows 8.1

I try to boot my computer into Ubuntu, but I end up having to manually select Ubuntu from the devices menu, even though it was supposed to boot first. Instead Windows 8 boots up like Ubuntu isn't even ...
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How to remove a duplicate Ubuntu Installation without ruining OS boot menu

I have a dual boot setup: windows vista and ubuntu. But, I actually have a duplicate Ubuntu install that I setup a long time ago to get my bootmenu back... (my computer at one point could not find ...
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How to make Windows boot first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I want to know how to make Windows the default boot OS in Ubuntu 11.10, how to make Windows boot first on ...
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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 (...
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Why can't I choose Ubuntu at boot?

I installed Ubuntu along side windows xp, and at the choose OS screen my keyboard doesn't work. I can't even hit enter to just start xp I have to wait for the count down. Any ideas?
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Windows 7 Pro won't load after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [closed]

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit using the DVD. I followed LinuxBSDos guide for dual booting Windows 7 (first installed) and Ubuntu 12.04 (second install) on 2 Separate Hard drives. I had ...
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Updating to Windows 8 on dual boot with Ubuntu

I dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows Vista on separate partitions. I want to update Vista to Windows 8, but I'm worried that it will mess something up. How should I prepare for the update? How can I ...
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How to replace GRUB with Windows NT Bootloader?

I'm not really a big fan of GRUB (I had a bad experience), nor very knowledgeable about Linux, so how do I remove GRUB, and replace it with Windows NT Bootloader, yet keep the same list/number/entries ...
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Grub Rescue Error: Unknown Filesystem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ls on grub rescue - unknown filesystem Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I was trying to dual boot Windows with Linux (linux installed first). I read that it was ...
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WUBI installed Ubuntu not showing up at boot menu after Windows reinstallation

I recently installed 12.04 using WUBI installer in a separate partition. Because of some problem, I had to reinstall my Windows. Now the problem is that my Windows has recovered, but Ubuntu is not ...
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How can I reinstall the boot loader? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I've just installed windows 7, and I can't access Ubuntu any more. Is there any way I can install ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 dual boot - boots directly to Windows 7

I wanted to install Ubuntu on my computer as second OS. I shrank the Windows partition and gave Ubuntu about 40Gb of space. After this I created a live USB having Ubuntu 12.04.1, and booted using the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along Windows XP and Windows 7

I have Windows XP installed on C: drive and Windows 7 installed on F: drive. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows (keeping both XP and 7) in drive G: without losing any data stored in the ...
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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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How do I manually boot from the grub prompt after do-release-upgrade?

I read a couple of other questions on this topic and they both pointed to the Grub2 community documentation and installing grub configs from an install disk. I had some trouble with the documentation,...
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Failed to install bootloader

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 by creating a USB Boot Disk. I am using a 500 GB External Hard-drive ("Elements"). I get through the first part of using the start-up disk creator. I select ...
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Installed dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 Can't boot into Windows

I have two internal hard drives; 1 for Windows 8.1 and 1 for storage. I decided to install Ubuntu on the secondary hard drive. One of the guides I used advised me to make a small boot partition in the ...
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Unable to load Ubuntu after installing Windows

I had Ubuntu 11.10 installed, I installed Windows 7 on another partition but now on booting I cant see dual boot options and Windows 7 is loaded. How can I run Ubuntu now?
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What are Different Bootloaders Available for Ubuntu? [closed]

We are familiar with GRUB2 which is the next generation of the GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB). It is the default bootloader since 9.10 (Karmic Koala). It would be good to know about what are other ...
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How to Load ubuntu with windows 8 boot loader

I have a Toshiba laptop which came with windows 7. I partitioned my hard drive and am now triple booting windows 7,windows 8 consumer preview (installed first),Ubuntu 12.04 (installed second). I would ...
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Where to install boot loader on a Zenbook Prime?

I cannot figure out where to install the boot loader on my Zenbook UX31A Prime. I have installed Ubuntu many times on normal hard drives, but this is the first SSD and I am struggling. Installed ...
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Where to install bootloader when installing a second Linux OS?

I want to try Bodhi Linux (which is very close to Ubuntu) beside the already installed Lubuntu Quantual (which was in a dual boot with WinXP). So, I want a 3-boot: to chose between these three at boot....
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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How to enable the Boot Splash Screen?

After hitting enter from GRUB, the screen displays a blinking cursor. How can I enable the loading screen, so that the boot splash screen displays instead of a blinking cursor??