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 Black Screen after Loader

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. It should be noted that I am not at all knowledgable of how Ubuntu works, but I have a tendency to mess around with things. After attempting to fix some problems I was ...
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Ubuntu installation unsuccessful in Windows 8

I installed ubuntu from USB flash drive. I partitioned drives for swap, ram and home directories. I also partitioned 700 MB separate space for device bootloader. when nearing installation, I got an ...
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System will not boot without USB thumb drive inserted

I've had this issue before when trying out Linux Mint, but I was unable to get any assistance. I was then lead to believe that it was a problem related to Mint, and not grub. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 4 - 1104tx (preinstalled Windows 8)

I have been using Linux for more than 2 years now. I had hp pavilion dv4 laptop and Ubuntu 12.04 was working great. I recently purchased HP Envy 4 - 1104tx which has Windows 8 preinstalled. I tried to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is stuck at startup after upgrading, now I wanna install a new copy of 13.10

I installed 12.04 as a fresh copy which made grub as my default bootloader and windows 7 loader became 6th option in this bootloader. Now My Query is, If I install a fresh copy of 13.10 in the same ...
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How to replace GRUB with Windows 8.1 default boot manager? [duplicate]

I have a Windows PC that is running Windows 8.1 and today I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside with Windows, however Ubuntu seem to replace the default boot manager with GRUB.
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Dual boot: Windows 8 and Ubuntu

I am not able to see the Ubuntu OS during the PC boot, and it boots directly into Windows 8. Please see my Boot-Repair info.
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How to disable boot selection [duplicate]

I have ubuntu server running inside a virtual machine that starts after Windows starts, then it runs in the background (using virtualbox headless). The machine is supposed to run as a server in the ...
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ubuntu boot issue

So I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 x64 on my laptop that already has Windows 7 x64 (a dual boot installation) and after restarting my laptop i get the following message. error: no such partition ...
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Ubuntu infinite loading

I am new here, so I would highly appreciate your help. I have Ubuntu 13.04. I've had a swap partition I created earlier, so hibernation worked well for my Dell Vostro V131. Last time when I used ...
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Suspected problems with bootloader and Windows 8

So by now this question has probably been asked a hundred times, but I figured I might as well ask it again to get some details on my specific situation. So far I have been using Linux (mostly ...
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Fix Grub Boot Loader after partition [duplicate]

I have a system with dual boot for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The system uses Grub as its boot loader. But, today by mistake, i shrank the Windows Volume and created a new Volume and all worked fine, ...
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Ubuntu is still on rEFIt

I just used a Ubuntu Live DVD to uninstall ubuntu from my mac by formatting both ext4 and linux-swap partitions to fat32 and then deleting them (so I could resize mac's partition later using apple's ...
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Problem with Boot repair

I am new to Linux. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along Windows 7. I followed all the steps to install until I received a message that Ubuntu is successfully installed and restart your ...
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Ran auto-updates on Ubnutu 12.04 and grub2 lost Windows 7

I have a dual boot system with two hard drives -- one for Windows 7 and the other for Ubuntu (now 3.5.0-43). I ran the most recent Ubuntu updates and lost my Windows 7 entry in grub. I've attempted ...
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Bootloader issue on dual-boot

First of all I would like to mention that, I'm completely aware of the duplication rule of this forum and this post has been made only after due research on the topic. Problem I dual-booted a ...
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getting rid of “earlier version of windows” on a dual boot ubuntu/windows7 system

I started with a clean XP install ( <- my original boot partition - partition1) I then added a Win7 side-by-side on partition2. THEN i added ubuntu 12.04 LTS with grub boot on partition3. GRUB ...
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Set Ubuntu partition back to active and boot with Chameleon

I recently installed OS X (Hackintosh) on my PC on a partion, alongside Windows and Ubuntu. After some try with settings bootloader and other, my Ubuntu partition is no more active. Grub has been ...
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windows 7 bootloader restore

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64 along side my OEM windows 7. I was having trouble with Ubuntu so I elected to delete the partitions containing Ubuntu so I could reinstall it again. But all I ...
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Burg Custom Icons work only with specific themes

I have made a custom icon for burg loader for my Lenovo Recovery Partition.I have made 3 icons : large_qdrive.png (128 X 128 pixels) small_qdrive.png (24 X 24 pixels) grey_qdrive.png (128 x 128 ...
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How do I boot back to my Windows OS?

Help! I can't get back to my windows OS!!! I tried boot repair, but I still can't figure out how to boot to my Windows 8.1. When I first installed Ubuntu, I had this problem, then I eventually got ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04

Sorry if the subject is already answered but I can't find the solution. I have a clean install of Windows 7 and I installed ubuntu 12.04 as a second OS. I manually did this partitioning using gparted ...
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Restore backup of WinEFI or UEFI (not sure) that boot-repair made

I have a laptop that supports EFI/UEFI. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The way I installed my OSes was like this: I installed Win 8.1 in the required partitions then Installed ubuntu and ...
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Cannot boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 13.04

So I boot up my computer after installing Ubuntu 13.04. Grub correctly shows me all available boot options and I am able to boot to Ubuntu. However, when I try to boot into Windows 7, grub hangs at a ...
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How to remove this ?? And fix grub.

Hi i install the ubuntu with wubi , i fix the problem hdd 0,0 no wubidl but now i have for 1second this hdd 0,0 error prefix is not set and system booting how to remove this ? I know this is only text ...
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How to set Grub Password

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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Installation problem 13.10 : bootloader didn't install

tried installing 13.10 on A NEW BUILD . went clean untill the end when i got a message the bootloader didn't load properly and i need to download it manually. didn't manage to do it by my self. thanks ...
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Using boot-repair offline? [closed]

Hey guys just a quick quevstion, I have 14.04 installed currently alongside W8. As usual W8 became the default boot. I'm trying to get grub to be the default boot. I've seen lots of recommendations ...
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boot problem grub rescue error shows in ubuntu

I have two operating system, one is ubuntu & othet is windows7. When i am open my system, i saw a problem "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>" how to solve this problem?
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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Booting back into windows 7

I recently installed ubuntu 13.10 alongside my windows 7 operating system. Whenever I boot my computer i am given the ubuntu loader where i can select either windows7 loader or ubuntu. When i press ...
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How to put windows 7 iso file on dvd

currently am Linux user who switched from windows( still had dual boot ) but during ubuntu 13.10 install something must of went wrong, because the windows partition volume was corrupted. in the end ...
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Grub rescue halt everything

I have pre-installed window8 laptop and i was trying to installed ubuntu, but when i restart it , following error comes error: file 'boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. Entering in the rescue ...
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right place to install ubuntu bootloader

I installed ubuntu on a windows machine, but after restart the computer automatically booted windows without showing me boot option. I think I might have installed my ubuntu bootloader in the wrong ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu!

I Successfully dual-booted win8 and ubuntu 13.04. Now that i have changed my windows from win8 to win 7, i cant access my ubuntu bootloader, or option to boot into ubuntu. Any help?
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Ubuntu touch flashing failed/taking to long. Black screen! Redeploy help!

So i'm brand new to the whole unlock, root and flashing thing. I just tried flashing Ubuntu touch on my Galaxy Nexus (international GSM/HSPA+) and everything seamed fine until the very end when i got ...
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Where to install bootloader when installing Ubuntu as secondary OS?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as secondary OS on my laptop. I have Windows 8 already installed on my laptop. Now, I know how to run Ubuntu from USB drive, I created addition partition and formatted it ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Invisible After Installation

I followed your instructions for installation from USB stick. First, I tried it as a desktop, liked it, and so followed your instructions and illustrations to install on my Win7 laptop. It took a ...
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Wrong bootloader on restart

I have installed UBUNTU on a partition of my HD after Windows 8. Many installs of UBUNTU before I could get it to work. 12.04 was working but keyboard and Touchpad would often freeze requiring a ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Seperate Partition and now Can't boot Into Windows

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 7 computer. I Installed on a septate partitions , all my files are still in that partition, but now I am getting the Ubuntu boot loader and it does not ...
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Get windows loader before Ubuntu Loader [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my computer with windows 7 on it. Most of my games are installed in windows.So I would usually load into windows. After installing Ubuntu, it is the loader of Ubuntu ...
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Deleting GRUB2 which is placed in sda? And how to fix two Ubuntu entry in EFI Boot selector?

I have EFI Windows 8 in my Asus K55V laptop. EFI partition is sda1. I tried to install Ubuntu in EFI mode and created/selected separate boot partition for Ubuntu boot loader. Ubuntu installed ...
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Installing ubuntu server 13.04 amd64 over RAID1 won't show grub boot loader

There was a Windows 2008 server R2 machine with a 500GB raid 1 via Intel hardware. I'm installing Ubuntu Server 13.04 amd64, over the raid 1... The installer recognizes the RAID, and I confirm to ...
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Couldn't find /boot/grub/menu.lst ; How to add USB drive in grub menu

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have created the Ubuntu ISO image on a 2GB USB drive. I want to add this USB drive as a boot option in the grub menu. As per the manual ...
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warning: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated

I am running into a problem while creating a USB drive with downloaded *.iso image in Windows, using Universal USB installer: I copied the ubuntu-10.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso using Universal USB ...
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Installing Linux 64Bit

So far I have tried to install Kubuntu 32 Bit Kubuntu 64 Bit Fedora 64 Bit and Linux Mint 64 Bit (no dualboot) System Specs: AMD Fx-6300 Gygabite 970A-UD3 160 GB SATA Hard Drive Radeon HD 4800 4 ...
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What are Different Bootloaders Available for Ubuntu?

We are familiar with GRUB2 which is the next generation of the GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB). It is the default bootloader since 9.10 (Karmic Koala). It would be good to know about what are other ...
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how to boot ubuntu after installing on a partition [duplicate]

I need to figure out how to boot Ubuntu when I restart my computer, I think I don't have the GRUB2 bootloader installed on my first partition. I need to figure out how to switch win 7x64 to the GRUB2 ...
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Unable to Change Grub2 Boot loader image

I have tried the method mentioned in this link below https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Displays but I am unable to change the boot loader image. I was able to change it once, but when I tried ...
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How to resolve bootloader problem in Ubuntu 13.04?

Yesterday, I did something that damaged the bootloader of my Ubuntu 13.04. Then I had to install Lubuntu 13.04, and I'm now using the Grub of Lubuntu. The problem is in the opening screen Ubuntu gives ...