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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how to show a missing bootloader?

I don't have a bootloader. there's just a GRUB terminal-like interface and apparently, linux terminal commands (e.g. exit, shutdown, poweroff) don't work on it so I don't know what to do with it. I ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu

I've installed ubuntu using live CD. But when I turn my computer on, it starts windows 7 instead of giving me right to make a decision, which OS I need to boot. I think I have some problems with GRUB -...
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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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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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Grub2 detecting two Windows 7 (loader) entries

This is the first question I have ever asked the Ubuntu Community. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, but I understand the basics and know how to navigate the Terminal. I also know how to search the existing ...
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How do I upgrade to the latest Grub 2.00?

According to this link, GRUB 2.00 has just been released. How can one upgrade to this?
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Can't load Windows without plugging in the external drive

My external drive contains Ubuntu and when I don't have it plugged in, I receive an error message with this grub_rescue > . I don't know what this means or how to fix it, but I want to make it as ...
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Is there a tool to make partition bootable?

I tried Windows 8 Consumer Preview a couple months ago and it wiped out my partition table... or the boot information. So now the machine cannot boot to anything at all. Is there Ubuntu tools or ...
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GRUB configuration not responding

Recently, I tried to reconfigure GRUB to boot kernel 3.2 instead of 3.4, but by booting, GRUB is not responding to any changes I make in the grub.cfg file. Editing /etc/default/grub and updating it ...
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Create option to load Ubuntu or Windows 7 at start-up

We have a new Dell Optiplex 790 desktop with Windows 7 and just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it using a USB stick that was configured as a boot drive. We created a new partition for Ubuntu during ...
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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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How can I start Busybox at boot time, from GRUB, or even before GRUB?

Most Busybox questions are related to the fact that users are dropped to a Busybox shell due to some unknown issues at boot time. This must make Busybox one of the most hated pieces of software. My ...
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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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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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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 boot ...
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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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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 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 showing ...
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How to disable intel GPU on boot without using BIOS [closed]

I have a Pavilion dv6-3182ea laptop with an ATI/Intel hybrid graphics, and I would like to know if it is possible to switch the Intel GPU off when Ubuntu 11.10 boots, I have tried to mess around with ...
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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 ...
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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 Ubuntu"...
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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 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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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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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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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? 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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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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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 to fix broken grub after already having tried to repair it?

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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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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grub problem with windows 7

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my computer, that was already running Windows7 perfectly fine. Windows is on /dev/sda3 and Ubuntu on /dev/sda6 - same HDD, but different partitions. The problem is ...
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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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GRUB/BURG hates Windows 7

Every time I try to access my Windows 7 partition from BURG, I get a "required device is not installed" error with an error code of 0xc000000f. The same thing happens in normal GRUB. I am on Natty ...
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How to fix windows bootloader after grub install?

Ok, so that's what I did: I installed ubuntu and when I had to chose the partitions and grub install I clicked on overwrite "windows bootloader" or something like that, now everytime I boot, grub ...
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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 i ...
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GRUB's menu.lst deleted after a kernel update

I have installed ubuntu through wubi and all was well until I updated to the next kernel version. I am now trying to boot into ubuntu and it shows me the GRUB rescue command line. I am able to boost ...
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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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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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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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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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On which partition is my bootloader installed?

How can I check on which partition Ubuntu installed my bootloader from within Ubuntu?
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What to do to get grub multiple booting?

There is Win7 and ubuntu11.10 and i want to install kubuntu also (64bit). I have started installation on a separate partition and decided to install grub on this and not on boot-one, where it still is....
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Wubi won't boot after a kernel update [closed]

I use Windows Vista 32bit and have a Wubi install of the 10.10 RC. It worked great, until one day when I upgraded the kernel and rebooted. Now, whenever I select Ubuntu from the Windows boot menu, ...
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Cannot boot 11.10 after 8.04 installation

I recently installed Ubuntu 8.04, before that I had 11.10. My intend was to use both of them. After installation of 8.04, an item for 11.10 didn't appear in grub. What can I do to get it back? PS: ...
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Asus A6 won't boot after installation [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 (Desctop i386) alongside Window 7. After installation notebook don't boot: after BIOS loading i see just black screen and blinking cursor and nothing is going on. If i press ...