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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Can't select anything on GRUB and it just boots to the first option, what could be the problem?

I'm using a USB keyboard but it wasn't like this right after I installed 12.04x64 One detail though: right after I installed the AMD Radeon drivers both the GRUB screen and Ubuntu's boot sequence ...
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Win7 no longer available after installing 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 but my Windows 7 partition seems to have been lost. It is in sda2. Can anyone help me how to get this Windows 7 partition back without having to reinstall Windows 7? ...
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GRUB is now the default bootloader and i cant boot without a flashdrive with grub so i can select windows 7

One night I installed ubuntu via live cd a couple times on different size flash-drives and grub is now the default bootloader. I used to could press the power button and it booted directly to windows ...
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Where is the boot loader installed?

Where is the boot loader, such as Grub, installed generally? When I install 12.04 along side Windows on different partitions of my disk, I encountered a choice for "Device for boot loader ...
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Wubi installing problem(Wubi doesn't appear on Boot Screen)

I have this problem. The other days i had some problem with my Ubuntu installation, problems with grub2 and so on. Now the problem i have is: on the boot screen appears windows and ubuntu, but ubuntu ...
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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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Help with BURG on 12.04

Can anyone tell me if this article for BURG Boot-loader is correct? I'm sure it is due to the fact that I have never had a problem with the site before. But I am always weary of things made for older ...
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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 ...
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change boot loader order [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the grub boot order? I use windows as primary system. Last week, I installed newest Ubuntu, and I always accidentally boot in to Ubuntu when I want to ...
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Update MBR of new drive after cloning

I just cloned the Linux partition of my laptop to be used on the desktop. However, this was just a straight DD execution, and the MBR of the new drive is not affected. How can I change the new drive ...
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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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Missing Windows 7 when i installed ubuntu 12.4

i am newbie to this i installed Ubuntu using separate drive and i choose windows 7 loader as a boot device loader and after the installation i can only choose Ubuntu no windows 7 os so please help me ...
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how to get ubuntu on bootloader

I have install C Drive window 7 and E driver Ubuntu. It works fine, when first time rum my computer it comes boot loader(choosing option) which OS do you want run. But some problem in my window 7, ...
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How to change the default selection in GRUB2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I have installed first Windows 7, then I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Now the boot loader is GRUB and is ...
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Boot loading problem after Wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7

I was new in Ubuntu OS and I was just trying to use wubi windows installer to get a Ubuntu first for hands-on. I followed exactly the same as the instructions and after reboot win7, there is no ...
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Why will Ubuntu 12.04 boot but not install?

I can boot the disk but when it gives me the 5 options -Try Ubuntu without installing -Install Ubuntu -Check disk for defects -Test memory -Boot from first hard disk I select the "Install ...
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GRUB bootloader took over my computer

I have two completely separate drives in my computer. One has Windows7 and that was already installed. I installed Ubuntu on my other drive specifically for Ubuntu, and now GRUB boot-load shows up no ...
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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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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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GRUB2 stuck at rescue console, showing “unknown filesystem” for all partitions

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my external USB drive, where I have a 700GB NTFS partition followed by the new 6GB ext4 partition and a swap partition (all primary). The GRUB MBR is also installed to the ...
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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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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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Dual OS goes into infinite reboot

I have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Laptop. For some reason, windows had an error, so it started the repair tool. This was taking a while and so I cancelled it. Now my GRUB screen ...
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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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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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How to Install fresh 12.04 install to a PC with dual booting Windows 7 & Ubuntu11.10?

My laptop is already dual booting with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 11.10, with Ubuntu GRUB bootloader. I would like to go fer a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation, without disturbing the Windows 7 boot record ...
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Dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu, separate HDD, Win8 boot failure from GRUB

Background: I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my desktop, well, after April last year. I upgraded in November to 11.10. Around a month ago, I popped the SATA and power cables for the hard drive Ubuntu 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 ...
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Does Ubuntu's bootloader support native virtual machine booting?

I'm still fairly new to Linux and I was wondering if the Ubuntu boot loader can be configured to boot natively to a virtual machine similar to Windows7/Server 2008 "vhd with native boot" feature? ...
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Edit Boot List on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the grub boot order for ubuntu 11.10 I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to simply edit my boot list. I have done it before, but I can't find the article which i ...
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How to Install Linux Bootloader to root

I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 but its bootloader should be installed to linux root and not to MBR because i want Windows 7, Mac OSX Lion and Ubuntu 11.10 with Chameleon Bootloader as default Loader.
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Problems dual-booting back into Windows 7

Okay, so I'm relatively new to Ubuntu. I've searched and found solutions related to my problem but none that have so far directly worked. After figuring out how to free up space to make a partition ...
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How do I boot into an older kernel? [duplicate]

I install new kernel (from launchpad mainline kernel) in my Ubuntu 12.04, in order to test some issues I'm having. Now, older kernels don't appear in the list at boot, just the new kernel. I can boot ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu 10.04 to external HDD overwrites the MBR of the internal HDD

I have a Asus A42F laptop which has Windows 7 32 bit installed on it's internal HDD. I have just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a portable HDD using the laptop. Now my laptop does not boot Windows 7 if ...
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Ubuntu on Samsung NP700Z5B - no Grub

I just bought a Samsung NP700Z5B laptop. Gorgeous machine and great performance! I do 2 things when I get a new laptop: Format the HD and install Winblows from a CD to ditch the bloatware Install ...
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Formatted Ubuntu partition & now grub says “error: no such partition” - can't enter windows

I had installed Ubuntu (current version: 11.xx) alongside Windows Vista. Now I formatted the Ubuntu partition & merged it with another partition (without thinking, obviously). Now, when I ...
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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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Freshly installed system boots slow - unable to understand kernel messages [closed]

When my Ubuntu 10.04 PC stopped booting from one day to the next, I assumed that it is a boot loader problem. I managed to boot from a 11.10 live cd and installed a fresh 11.10 next to the old ...
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How to add android x86 item to GRUB list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Android OS along with Ubuntu and Windows I have installed android from this topic, and when it ask me if i want to install GRUB i say no as it is installed when ...
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How to check what bootloader my System is using?

How to check what bootloader my System is using? Such as Lilo or Grub or Grub2. How can I check it?
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Uninstalling Ubuntu from dual boot / Change bootloader

I have a Win/Ubuntu 11.10 dual-boot setup, where I am running the OSes on separate partitions of my laptop HDD. I assume the best method of uninstalling is 'simply' a matter of deleting the Ubuntu ...
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HELP! Booting Ubuntu off Portable HDD, lots of issues with GRUB

I am new to Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 11.10 onto my portable hard drive. Much to my surprise, it installed half of GRUB to the PC, and half to the PHDD. The PC does not belong to me. ...
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Make Ubuntu boot from a folder other than /

Is there a way that you can move an Ubuntu install to its own folder in a partition? If so, what settings do I have to change? (I imagine I would have to change grub settings and /etc/fstab.) I'm ...
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How do I access a WUBI install after installing a third OS alongside Windows?

I have never got my head around the boot loaders and stuff. I have three partitions C:, D: and E. I installed Ubuntu inside Windows (wubi) on the second drive D:. Yesterday I made an another ...
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Ubuntu Lost After Resizing its Partition

I had a partition (sda11) which Ubuntu 11.10 was installed on it. I resized this partition from 34 GB to 150 GB. Then I lost the GRUB menu. I use the Boot-Repair application to fix it. But now ...
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linux image broken in grub menu

I have ubuntu 11.10. In my grub menu, I have following images: linux 3.* linux 2.* linux 2.* My linux 3.* image is broken (if I try to boot from first image, i.e. linux 3.*, I get my caps and ...
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How to install Ubuntu from a USB key using syslinux?

I'm making a bootable USB key for myself, and one function of it is to install Ubuntu. I have downloaded the ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso file. There is a pretty good method for installation of ...
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Add /dev/sda8 to bootloader

I've set up another ubuntu on my computer. So when I start-up my computer I can select from windows 7 or ubuntu 11.10. But I've installed ubuntu 11.10 two times and I can't start the one which is on ...
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Why I am taken to grub4dos when selecting Ubuntu from the boatloader menu? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 64x alongside Windows 7 (Ubuntu after Windows 7) on my laptop. Ubuntu installed properly without any errors. When I booted the first time, I didn't see grub menu ...