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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Is it safe to switch my bootloader to BURG?

I have Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows on a single hard disk. After reading it became clear that there are some options to have the bootloader changed into a screen with just the Ubuntu and Windows icon. ...
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How to install a limited bootloader

When I installed Ubuntu on my USB flash drive (a proper permanent install, not a live cd with casper), the installer recognized the operating system on the host computer, a laptop, and made an entry ...
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Is burg compatible with 11.04?

Has anybody tested burg on natty? Is it safe?
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What is the correct way of removing a linux partition in a dual boot system?

I have setup a dual boot system in my home computer with XP and Ubuntu in that order. I want to know how to remove the linux partition without screwing up the bootloader? I want to know this because ...
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how to restore windows bootloader that doesn't let windows boot after ubuntu 11.04 installation?

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and chose the option of installation "alongside windows". Then I chose a drive where Windows 7, 64 bit was already installed. This drive had a capacity of 150GB. Ubuntu ...
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What is wrong with my Ubuntu download?

I'm stuck at this place : "grub-install/dev/sda" Its saying that the bootloader is not downloaded. What should i do?
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How do I boot from a grub menu?

I recently added another partition to my hardrive where ubuntu was installed to and afterwards when I booted ubuntu I got sent to the grub rescue> terminal. The fix for that was that I had to ...
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How to install MBR with Maverick or Karmic

I have been using Ubuntu since 9.10. Now Maverick crashed and my MBR is wrecked. I have run dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 on advice from another Ubuntu user but now I can only install any ...
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How do you recover from formating your partition with grub?

I had my laptop's HDD separated in 3 partitions: NTFS - Win XP install (primary) NTFS - common space (extended) ext4 - Ubuntu 10.10 (extended) Running out of space, I deleted my 2nd partition, and ...
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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 ...
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Debconf window appearing after installing Burg

I have just added the PPA 'ppa:bean123ch/burg' with a view to installing Burg, a graphical boot manager. In the Software Center, after having clicked on 'Install' for burg-pc, I have a pop-up window ...
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Which partition to install boot loader on?

I am about to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my Windows 7 system I will be dual booting with Windows 7 and want to use Windows 7 as my default OS for now. Where should I put the boot loader/grub, on the ...
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Upgrading a dual-boot system HDD

I dual-boot my laptop due to lousy VM performance, and have a new 500GB/7200rpm drive coming in to replace the stock 320GB/5400rpm drive. I have the drive set up in three partitions: one for the Win7 ...
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Unable to boot Into Windows 7 after Ubuntu 10.04 update

I'm running a dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu 10.04 system. I ran the Ubuntu update last night, and today when I tried to boot into Windows 7, it goes straight to the windows recovery on my Acer 5517 ...
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How can I customize my bootloader to make it prettier?

I hate how when I turn on the computer it just (after the hp logo, which I hate having also), shows white text on a black background. I'm wondering if there's easy ways to customize this (I'm choosing ...
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How to understand the different stages of bootloading?

I would like to know different stages of the Bootloading process happening in ubuntu. Specifically the different stages in GRUB and GRUB2. Please guide me on this topic. Thanks, Sen
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I cannot change the grub Default item from OS-1, but I can from OS-2 (dual-boot 10.04 on both)

My 10.04 system (OS-1) got into a tangle the other day, so I installed a second, dual-boot 10.04 (OS-2), so that I could trouble-shoot the hung system... In case it is relevant to my question, I'll ...
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Restoring GRUB2 on Software RAID 0 using LiveCD after Windows 7 wiped it

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my system. However, I need to install Windows 7 back, and I expect that it would alter GRUB and it did. Right now, my partition on my Software RAID 0 looks like this: ...
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Screen goes black after VGA change

My old GF 8600 went dead some weeks ago. While I waited for my new card, I used an old Trident PCI card to use the desktop. I could use windows but not Ubuntu, but I still removed several nvidia ...
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Install without installing boot loader

I'm trying to install ubuntu 10.10 without installing any linux boot loader (grub, lilo etc). I remember prior 10.10, there's an option for disabling install boot loader. I couldn't find this option ...
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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 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??