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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Ubuntu can't be uninstalled since all partitions are merged

All the drives are merged in my laptop with Ubuntu installed. Now it doesn't reads the Windows installer and it has set default in OS manager so even after changing order of uefi boot, it doesn't ...
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Windows 10 Loads Up Directly, No GRUB Menu

I was trying to get rid of that GRUB bootloader and wanted to use the Windows 10 bootloader. In order to do that, I did this: I opened CMD and then put: bcdboot C:\Windows in it. Now, the problem I'...
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Ubnuntu does not get start after installing tomcat

I have installed tomcat 8 and shutdown my laptop,when I start it after login It doesn't show anything.Right click is also disable and only splash screen appear with homepaper.I'm using 15.10 ubuntu....
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Unable to install new OS after installing Lubuntu 14.04

I have install Lubuntu 14.04 in my machine, but now I want to dual boot my system. I am not able to install/boot any other OS including Windows-XP, Linux-Mint, Ubuntu 9.10, Lubuntu 14.03 etc. using ...
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Grub 2 Problem - Removal not working!

Hello everyone, here is my problem When I boot up my computer, I go straight into Grub 2. I know that if I type exit it will quit Grub 2. But for some reason it goes back into Grub 2, and I type the ...
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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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Ubuntu and windows on dual hard drives

I had windows 10 installed on a hard drive then I used my laptop to install Ubuntu 15.10 on my other hard drive because I was having problems installing it on my desktop. To get into Linux I have to ...
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Ubuntu boot takes multiple restart?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 and I am unable to start my system in one go(I need to forcefully shutdown and then restart multiple time to get grub screen). I google it and got to know that ...
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cannot read from USB Stick

Installing on Lenovo Z580, during boot up process the bios menu shows that the USB Stick is detected but on selecting it it opens Windows 8 which is originally my operating system. i have tried ...
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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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Permanently Remove GRUB and Linux from Triple-Boot System (GRUB Lingering After Attempted Removal)

I had a triple-boot system consisting of Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 15.04, and Kali Linux (can't recall version, should be irrelevant anyways). I have no further need for a triple-boot system so I've ...
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Boot Repair disk not successful

I have Windows 10 dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I recently increased my ubuntu partition's size using GParted. Now, to repair the GRUB, I am using boot-repair disk which gives following error : ...
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How to shift from one distro's grub to another's

I installed Ubuntu 14.04(say ubuntu-1) and set it with another Ubuntu 14.04(say ubuntu-2). Now everytime I boot my PC I see the grub boot menu from Ubuntu-2 but I want it to start from Ubuntu-1's grub....
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Help in manually adding Windows 8.1 to grub loader

I have just repaired my boot loader using the instructions in this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i97y5Y2nChs Although it can detect Linux Ubuntu, it can't detect my Windows 8.1. The Youtube ...
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How can I disable the purple bootloader splash at boot?

This question has been answered before, but neither of the methods in the accepted answer worked for me on 11.10. First I tried editing in /etc/default/grub, and then running sudo update-grub. But ...
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Boot initialization problem, boot unknown partition, dual boot pc

It has been 3 days I'm trying to solve the boot problem. I have two systems, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 in different partitions. I have tried many solutions: I used Boot-Repair but it didn't work. ...
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no bootloader appears to be present at all. thanks grub

so i am on a compaq presario cq57. i installed ubuntu 14.04.3 and after fighting with it a couple days it finally installed. First it wouldn't, said something about grub 2 and a fatal error, so i ...
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How to set Grub Password [duplicate]

Red Hat Linux has grub-md5-crypt for setting up a grub password. How to do the same in Ubuntu 13.10 ?
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Booting to a black screen after system update / USB drive not recognized

Since a recent system update (about a week ago) I cannot boot Lubuntu anymore. I'm using a ten years old Eee PC. After the "Lubuntu" sign disappears, all I get is a black screen (the LEDs are working, ...
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Fix Windows MBR using Ubuntu Live CD and ms-sys tool

I'm trying to fix the MBR using Ubuntu live CD. I already have the ms-sys installed but from the threads that I saw, I'm not completely sure in which /dev I should execute the command: sudo ms-sys --...
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How to use the linux version of yumi?

On the pendrivelinux website they is a tool call yumi which you can use to create multi boot flashdrive which is supported Windows and Linux but I am having trouble with finding help on how to use the ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.10 boot loader for dualboot with OS X El Capitan

I want to install Ubuntu 15.10 for dualboot with OS X. I made the partitions (Ext2 for /boot, Ext4 for / and /home and SWAP) with gparted from the live stick; starting the installation Ubuntu doesn't ...
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Dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu without any boot speed delay

I've just got an SSD for my laptop (windows 10) and I am planning to put the 1TB HDD that was in there as a second drive (using the optical drive caddy system). I thought that while I was at it I ...
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My Ubuntu Boot Loader is Missing [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I tried to install my ubuntu along with windows 8.1 after installation and upgrade. I found my ubuntu boot loader is missing. I am accessing my ubuntu now by using SHIFT+RESTART ...
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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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Hide log message when startup Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

When ubuntu is startup, it's show some error log message in the screen (please see pictures). I want to hide all messages, just show only Ubuntu Gnome loading logo on the screen. How can I do it ?
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Get rid of BURG?

So I installed BURG boot manager on my pc running Ubuntu 15.10 and windows 10.I want to completely remove BURG. Can I directly use sudo apt-get purge remove thing or will I be left with no bootloader ...
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How right is to set grub booter file to control fan acpi by linux

What is the right stroke to set in grub booter file to control fan by linux for notebook Acer TravelMate 4652LMi osi_acpi=Linux or acpi_osi=Linux or some other parameter
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Can Windows 10 and Ubuntu bootloaders reside on one partition?

I was having Windows 10 on my system and I installed Ubuntu 15.04 specifying boot partition same as where Windows 10 bootloader was residing. Now in the grub it is showing both Windows 10 and Ubuntu ...
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Grub2 not updating

I have an Nvida Quadro FX2700M and I was trying to fix suspend so I switched to the proprietary driver. I then followed the steps Here and now when I try updating Grub2, I get the error: /usr/sbin/...
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No option for booting from Ubuntu on dual boot with two HDD, boot loader problem

I have two HDD on my PC. I have installed windows 7 on first one, and today I installed ubuntu 15.10 on second one (sdb7,8,9), and selected sdb for boot loader installation. Then I rebooted and ...
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Package 'grub-pc' has no installation candidate

I'm trying to make a dual boot with Windows/Ubuntu, but after I installed Ubuntu I can't boot from USB anymore! I'm trying to use Boot-Repair, but the problem is it asks me to run a command that ...
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Ubuntu Phone o Ubuntu Touch for LG-E615 …How?

Greetings Masters of UBUNTU. I write to see if is there any way to install a stable version of Ubuntu Phone or ubuntu touch on a device not supported? The device is a dual sim LG Optimus L5, ...
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Can't install boot loader to USB

I am trying to install my boot loader to a USB. I formatted the USB and put ext4 on there. When I go through the Ubuntu installation menu and select my installation type as "Something else" (so I can ...
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How do I boot into Windows 10 again?

I have windows 10 installed on partition 4 which is hibernated (but I'm able to mount it in read-only mode from Linux), but I cannot boot into it because I had removed the Windows bootloader. I also ...
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How to display any image before login screen appears [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu.My question is when i power ON my PC before login screen appears i.e., after boot process i want to add any image to display before login screen.
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ubuntu does not boot up

I have a computer with ubuntu 14 and windows 10. I logged on windows, restarted the computer but the grub boot loader did not come up. I have tried pressing Shift upon bootup but no boot options show ...
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Error message when saving to MBR

Trying to install burg and keep getting this error message. /usr/sbin/burg-setup: warn: This GPT partition label has no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible!. /usr/sbin/burg-setup: warn: ...
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Why wont BURG recognize my Windows OS?

I've installed the BURG customizer, but it only recognizes the Ubuntu Operating systems on the current partition. I've tried everything I can think of but haven't been able to get Burg to recognize my ...
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Deactivate an Ubuntu LiveUSB, make it unbootable without reformatting

In a previous life I used a certain USB drive to install Ubuntu on a server. After installing I deleted all the files and started using it for storing copies of backups. Some time later I rebooted ...
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Cant boot after cancelling MiniTool Partition Wizard

I wanted to resize the windows partition using gparted but it wont work, so i used Mini Tool Partition wizard. After first step was made it started to wipe an unallocated space (my wrong) so i ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed errors=remount-ro 0

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 I am having the error above And also sodu journalctl says errors=remount-ro 0 And Failed to activate swap Swap Partiiton. Any Idea how I might fix this problem Thanks
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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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EasyBCD points to Linux, loads grub2 instead

I had computer with dual boot, Windows & Ubuntu. At some point in time, my Windows installation went sideways and I had to do a clean install. Then I figured what the hay, and tried the metro ...
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Linux commands to use Windows bootloader instead of Grub [duplicate]

So, I can't boot into windows at the moment, and in order to fix this problem I need to access Advanced Options which I can do by pressing F8 in the windows boot loader. However, I have grub currently ...
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How to create ubuntu 14.04 (dd .img) Bootable USB clone?

I would like to create ubuntu 14.04 (dd .img) Bootable USB clone. Problem is: I am not able to access Clonezilla as after loading on BIOS mode It display the following errors: "i8042:No controller ...
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My Ubuntu Laptop is not booting to the desktop [duplicate]

Hello I need some help with my laptop it is not booting to the desktop and it giving me warning failed to connect to lvmetad falling back to internal scanning It happened after I installed gnome.
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Dual boot problem for windows 10

I am having Lenovo Z51-70 I want to install Ubuntu along side of my pre installed Windows 10, so I enable legacy mods instead of UEFI . now my Ubuntu works well but I am having problem for Windows ...
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Ubuntu won't start after 15.10 upgrade

I saw there was a similar questions here, and I read it, but my situation seems to be different. I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 and the following screen appears and the booting stalls ...