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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update-grub Not Respecting Preferences from /etc/default/grub

Following the advice from an answer to How do I remove or hide old kernel versions to clean up the boot menu or free space?, I found myself having to put up with the GRUB boot menu every time I ...
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Change Bootloader title to include bit

Secondlife runs on 32 bit linux. I've tried WINE, Crossover, and installing the 32 bit libraries. Nothing has worked so now I'm having to install a 32 bit copy of Ubuntu as a second partition just to ...
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Edit Windows Boot Loader from Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 12.10, and Windows 7. I accidentally removed the Windows option from the Windows Boot Loader using EasyBCD. I do not know how to access the windows boot loader configuration files. I ...
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ubuntu touch S6102 no bootloader

I have a Samsung S6102 with android 2.3.6. I have tried to install ubuntu touch while following the instalation instuctions on your page step by step. However I have a problem. While android is ...
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Install Ubuntu (or any Distro) on a Windows 8.1 Tablet

I've been thinking about getting a cheap x86 Windows tablet and install Ubuntu and/or other distros on it. I'm not sure if there's anything fundamentally wrong, but being x86 devices it should be ...
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How to repair Ubuntu GRUB bootloader from within Windows WITHOUT a live CD

I've been running Ubuntu 15.04 and wanted to install Windows 7 for dual boot, and it of course deleted the GRUB bootloader upon install. However, every time I try to use a live CD or USB to repair ...
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Ubuntu - win 8.1 dual boot - ssd and uefi woes

I built my new computer last week and decided it was about time I installed my dual boot. I disconnected the gpu as I was getting an out of range issue with the monitors, presumably as a result of not ...
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update-grub shows “No volume groups found”

Whenever I run sudo update-grub in a terminal, I get the following output: Generating grub configuration file ... Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png Found ...
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Can't unlock bootloader on my Wiko Goa

I'm trying to port Ubuntu Touch to my Wiko Goa. However, I'm unable to unlock the bootloader. Could someone please help me?
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my pc displays GRUB and doesn't starts

I just tried to install ubuntu on my PC. I ran Wubi and rebooted computer. My pc has two partitions, one with windows installed and the other with an ubuntu-based linux OS called Linkat, created in my ...
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cannot boot to windows 7 after installing unbuntu on another internal disk

I have a windows 7 64bit desktop (sda). I've been getting into linux after experimenting with raspbian/raspberry pi 2. decided to install ubuntu (sdc) on a spare internal drive separately from windows ...
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ADB device offline on ubuntu, can't unlock the bootloader

sudo ./adb reboot bootloader error: device unauthorized. Please check the confirmation dialog on your device. I'm getting the above error while trying to connect my Yureka! to my ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB

I have tried a persistent installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on my PNY 32GB USB2.0 to use as a portable OS to boot my PCs. Everything is alright. I can boot my two PCs with the flash drive, however, as ...
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How to repair grub to work with multiple hard drives?

On my computer I have multiple hard drives. One of them has Ubuntu 14.10 and the other has Windows 8.1. I messed up my boot loader and know only Ubuntu appears in the grub list. Windows 8.1 is on the ...
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AppArmor on BeagleBoard Black (and probably other ARMv7 devices)

I've installed Ubuntu onto my BeagleBoard, using the instructions at http://www.elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu . This runs the ARM version of Ubuntu 14.04. This all went to plan and it worked, and I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do I have duplicate “ubuntu” entries in my boot loader menu?

When I enter my boot menu, I see two entries labeled "[ubuntu]" that load exactly the same operating system. The recovery entry is also missing. I ran Boot Info Script, which typically covers ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootloader install failed

Hi today I decides to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04. Everything worked in the last moment, a message poped up saying that my bootloader install had failed and would not let me install it on a different ...
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Grub 2 wont show window8

I installed Ubuntu 14. 04 on my Lenovo ideapad 580 (4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, i3, Windows8 preloaded). I switched from UEFI to legacy mode. Then I had a grub issue and Ubuntu won't load at all. I tried boot ...
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no GRUB menu bootloader option

I have used Ubuntu distribution in my HP laptop along with Windows 7 dual-boot before. But due to some mistakes while partitioning using windows default partition tool, I formatted my system drives ...
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USB Keyboard not working in the bootloader, but does in BIOS and OS's

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed alongside on my computer. However, my USB keyboard doesn't seem to work when supposed to navigate the GRUB menu. This was also a problem when i only had Windows ...
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GRUB INSTALL ERROR during installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1

Few days back i had tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8.1 Laptop(factory installed).The installation ended but when the system restarted then the boot menu just showed the Grub Boot menu.It ...
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Installed ubuntu 12.04 but only terminal shows and there is no option to start windows 7

When i start my laptop it shows a menu "GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3.9" with options ubuntu, with linux 3.5.0-23-generic, ubuntu, with linux 3.5.0-23-generic(recovery mode), memory test ...
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How do I fix a fatal error at installation?

I tried reinstalling 12.04LTS x64 to my Laptop and the grub boot loader is giving me a fatal error at installation. Error: Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed
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How to deactivate grub after fresh installation?

Short version I have a system with Windows 8 and in a working but undocumented state and next to it an Ubuntu 12.10 with the Grub2 bootloader, which doesn't recognize Windows correctly. I want to ...
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Should I dual boot with ubuntu 15.04 or ubuntu 14.04? And how do I actually dual boot with these?

Almost all the guides I can find are for earlier versions of ubuntu or do not apply to my situation. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could explain whether I should dual boot ubuntu 14.04 or ...
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tri-boot boot loader issue

hi guys I've been trying to set up a tri-boot on my new system all on one drive just separate partitions. I installed a hackintosh of OS X Yosemite, Windows 10, and Ubuntu 14.04.3. I've finally gotten ...
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Stuck with loading boot… Booting

I bought a Dell inspiron with Ubuntu... But it never works. I was stuck with guest session only. So I try to boot Ubuntu I was blocked by a "0.292496] - end trace f1953578386cb33c] ---- kernel panic ...
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Enabling Bootloader Graphics

In Xdiagnose, I checked the box that says "Disable Bootloader Graphics". No longer requiring this, I realized I didn't know how to revert the function. Any help? EDIT: To clarify, I am locked to the ...
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Restore grub after windows 10 installation

I was dual booting ubuntu and Windows 8 happily until I upgraded to windows 10. Windows 10 boots fine but I can't boot Ubuntu. If I choose the ubuntu partition from the boot menu I'm given the grub ...
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Fix Bootloader and delete Ubuntu, Windows 10?

First of all I'm sorry to say goodbye but I need to remove it. My problem is, I cannot fix the bootloader and I always get the GNU GRUB everytime I start my computer (GNU GRUB version ...
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install ubuntu alongside with windows 8.1: cannot boot into os selection screen without external

I was following instructions from this link(not exactly but roughly those steps). In the end I still cannot boot into the (grub) os selection screen. However, if I plug my installer thumb drive in, I ...
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How to get EFI for 32 bit instalation

I have a tablet with intel atom cpu and can't boot 32 bit ISO image in it. I heard that developers don't want to develop this but I wonder what is the challenge on doing so. I tried disabling secure ...
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Failed to install GRUB boot loader on HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server

please I need your help. So I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 on this server. Everything else installs correctly, especially the software which I have selected. But when it comes to the GRUB ...
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Booting off of a usb

I Have Recently Dual-Booted a asus x401a netbook with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04. Every time I want to boot into Ubuntu, I have to boot off of US to access the Grub boot menu, But once booted I can ...
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Completely shagged my laptop with LILO

They say curiosity killed the cat- well I have managed to kill my computer by incorrectly installing lilo. I don't actually know why I thought I needed to install it but regardless, I need someone who ...
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Help: need to install every thing including boot loader in another drive

I have an old laptop whose C and D drive have lots of bad sectors but none in other drives. I have been keeping an eye on bad sectors and they are not increasing. I installed Ubuntu in E drive but ...
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HP laptop using Ubuntu can't boot!

I have HP 255 G2 laptop which uses Ubuntu. I was using the laptop and I saw that it was not working properly. I rebooted but it still doesn't boot . It shows me the usual black screen with a line on ...
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no bootloader. only grub screen appeara

Windows 7 and Ubuntu were installed on my laptop . it was working zsmoothly until now. The bootloader dosen't show up and grub shows up instead
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GNU GRUB 2.0 bootloader

After I added a custom splash (Plymouth), the boot loader menu randomly appears waiting for user input. I confirmed the settings in the grub cfg file are correct to disable the menu. For a test, I ...
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Problem in installation with ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1, dual boot

I installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1 and it doesn't boot in windows now. grub-repair shows the following error: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11794084/
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Dual boot with windows and user GRUB

I have 3 storage devices. An SSD with windows on it and 2 HDDs. I want to install Ubuntu on one of the HDDs but I want it in a way that when the computer starts up I get the GRUB selection thing. Im ...
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No configuration file found - Live USB error

I created a bootable flash drive with ubuntu 14.04 desktop, using the instructions from here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows However, I got this message when ...
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Booting OS of Ubuntu 1.1.20.0-8ubuntu1

I have a problem in booting version 2.00-13ubuntu3 moving to recovery mode, it requires me to fill the initramfs using built-in-commands which i dont know how to add them. Help me
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Setup or uninstall plop

Plop does nothing after starting. I installed plop and it worked correctly a few times, but now plop will not let me even move the highlighted choice. I cannot select it. The screen stays completely ...