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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Where can I find GRUB bootloader script before the system started up?

Where can I find GRUB bootloader script before the system is started up? I'm running on VBox V4.3.12 r93733.
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Upgraded to 14.04 but have a problem editing grub

I am trying to edit this file to add "nomodeset" to the end of the line. Is there any way to edit a buffer? Is there a work-around for this?
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Install grub in separate boot partition (dual boot)

I have both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on UEFI mode (of course, dual boot). I have used bcdedit under windows 8.1 to set grub 2 as the default boot loader: bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path ...
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Ubuntu on rMBP, bootloader location

I'm getting ready to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro. My setup is as follows: Mac OSX and Windows-Bootcamp on the internal SSD Ubuntu 13.04 on an external SSD hooked up through ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot

Can you please help me, after performing system updates on Ubuntu 14.04.1, my laptop does not boot, only blank screen. I have tried using repair disk but no joy. My file is : ...
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What is the Ubuntu os loader and where does it reside?

I am studying for a class on System and Network Engineering and in one material we are told that Ubuntu uses the OS loader to load the bootloader GRUB. My question is what is the Ubuntu OS loader and ...
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Error when log in my partition?

** I want to install Ubuntu beside my windows 8 but I made a mistake that i installed only Ubuntu ,but when I logged in Ubuntu and went to open my partitions , an error appeared said that "This ...
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How do I re-run boot loader?

Running sudo apt-get -f install said that The link /vmlinuz.old is a damaged link and: you may need to re-run your boot loader[grub] Here's the full output: user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -f ...
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Add Boot Entry Live Persistent Extracted (to Hard Disk) Files to Windows Bootloader

I have live persistent extracted ISO on my Hard disk. I want to add a boot entry to Windows Boot loader (Currently Working on Win8) to directly boot that Live Persistent extracted ISO. In other words, ...
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How to make Windows 8 appear in a boot menu when dual-booting with Ubuntu?

I want to ask how to create GUI for choosing OS when booting my notebook. I have Windows 8 preinstalled on my notebook, and I wish to have a dual boot system with Ubuntu, However, after Ubuntu ...
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How can I use the installer to manually boot into a system without GRUB installed?

For the sake of experimentation, I am trying to document a minimal procedure for a pure EFI boot of 14.04 on a Mac Mini. This involves installing a base system (using the Mac-flavoured server install ...
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How do I make my native Windows 8 Lenovo laptop boot grub?

I like to think I'm not a novice on this issue but this situation is proving me wrong. I've been trying for about two days to figure out a way for my Lenovo S415 to install Ubuntu. I have disabled ...
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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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Windows Vista disappeared after installing Ubuntu10.10?

I had Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 160 GB HDD, 1GB RAM,INTEL DUAL CORE One of my friend told that UBUNTU is also a better OS and is an open source programme and u can use alternately both Ubuntu or ...
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Is the problem with my boot loader?

My system is on dual boot with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu with secure boot off and it was working perfectly.But suddenly instead of giving me the option of windows or Ubuntu boot loader,it has directly ...
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How do I find out which boot loader I have?

I know Grub is the one installed by default when installing Ubuntu but I am faced with an embedded system running 9.10 Desktop Edition. Following are the contents of lsb-release file ...
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Uninstall ubuntu from external hard drive + remove bootloader from internal hd

I have created a bootable usb stick with linuxlive and Ubuntu.I then tried to install ubuntu on my external harddrive. However I guess I wrongly picked the drive where the boot section is installed, ...
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BootableUSB Stick created for installation, doesn't working on Ubuntu13.04

I also Download a ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso file and also created a live USB stick by Startup disk creator. It's status said, Live USB disk creation complete. Then I did restart but nothing ...
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New bootloader for Ubuntu? [closed]

Challenging it is to get Ubuntu to boot right with single Ubuntu install since the introduction of (U)EFI BIOS. I have had, and am having difficulties getting a new PC boot to from an SSD disk. It ...
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How can I copy a file from one partition to another?

I started with Linux a year ago. Few weeks ago it was my idea to install the EFISTUB bootloader. I used an Live CD to freshly install 12.10, and studied the articles of http://www.rodsbooks.com/ ...
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dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my sony vaio laptop along with windows8, now ubuntu has been successfully installed and for the First time it showed me both ubuntu and windows8 login options to get ...
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While booting ubuntu 14.04, Starting cmain().., then stoped at grub4dos

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 with window's bootloader as primary (using EasyBCD) and it was working fine for HP Pavilion DV4. But after installing Ubuntu 14.04 through pop-up Update ...
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What is the difference between boot loader and bootstrap loader?

how boot loader is different from bootstrap loader. According to me bootstrap loaders are stored in ROM and boot loaders are in hard disk in MBR (please correct me if I am wrong). bootstrap loader is ...
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Missing operating system message after installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7 and Windows 8

Initially, I had Windows 7 and Windows 8 running on the same system.(dual boot). And I wanted to install Ubuntu for my work. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and burned it on a disk and installed it. While ...
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How to launch windows on default and Linux by choice?

I'm using Windows for everything, but I want to check and learn Linux also. My computer is also used by my family. Is there any possibility to run Windows by default (without any choosing) and Ubuntu ...
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System Hangs on Boot after BURG Install

I installed burg using these instructions. burg-emu worked fine, the burg interface worked great, and I can still boot windows correctly. When I boot linux (recovery or normal), I get the linux ...
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Can't log in encrypted NTFS after Ubuntu install

I had this Windows laptop which when I booted would ask me for a username and my password in some windoish looking security environment before logging me into the Windows OS. I went inside Windows, ...
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windows and grub boot loaders being seperate

When i boot up my laptop it goes to the windows boot loader and i can pick to boot windows 8.1 or ubuntu but it wont boot ubuntu when i click on it and in order to boot ubuntu i have to select the ...
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Where to install Ubuntu bootloader on a Mac?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Mac, but I can't get it to boot with default mac bootloader or rEFI. It shows up as "Windows" On the mac bootloader and shows up as "Linux" on rEFI. I'm not sure ...
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reinstalling boot loader after linux partition removal

The process: I had a Windows 7 partition and an Ubuntu 11.04 partition on the same HDD. (35GB Windows 7, 400GB data, 15GB free for Linux). Windows 7 was installed first, then Ubuntu with GRUB loader. ...
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no GRUB menu bootloader option

I have used Ubuntu distribution in my HP laptop along with Windows 7 dual-boot before. But due to some mistakes while partitioning using windows default partition tool, I formatted my system drives ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from overwriting grub bootloader after update?

Is there any way I can stop Ubuntu from overwriting bootloader? It happens after updating (I suppose) system's kernel. I want to stay with my other linux distro bootloader without having to change ...
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Hard Drive not detected in ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS in this summer and all was going fine, but then my computer was switched off in the middle of loading the bios. When I boot, its not recognizing my hard drive in which ...
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Problem unistalling ubuntu 13.10 from bootloader(windows 8) [closed]

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my usb. Then I formatted the usb with ubuntu 13.10, but now how to remove the ubuntu from boot loader on windows 8. I was trying to install ubuntu 14.10 on my hard disk ...
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GRUB bootloader is not loading at startup [closed]

Please help. Right now I'm using Windows 7 but I want to switch to Linux. So first I tried to install Zorin OS. I successfully installed it by following steps: made live USB, install on free deleted ...
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Add an OS to Burg [duplicate]

I installed Burg, but when I update Burg I can't find Windows 8.1 OS. Ubuntu is there (with some other things that I don't know what is) but not Windows. Can I add it manually?
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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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installing the boot loader in a seperate pendrive

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 desktop in a PC in which there is two hard drives 1TB and other is 80GB Windows 7 is Installed in the 1TB HD so i am not going to touch it and install ubuntu in the 80Gb ...
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Problem with boot after Ubuntu touch

I wanted to try out Ubuntu Touch so I downloaded and installed on my laptop. Now Ubuntu won't boot! Please help. The screen shows: Couldn't find data partition. Spawning adbd ...
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Uninstall Grub and use Windows bootloader

I have Windows 8 pre-installed and then installed Grub with Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not my thing so now I want to remove it along with grub. From what I have learned, with UEFI, Grub does not overwrite the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 winusb install [duplicate]

Can winusb still be used on ubuntu 14.04? The answer How to install Winusb? does not work for me... and all topics related to the ppa changes are closed - including Installing WinUSB on Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Can't get past boot menu after WUBI installation

I just tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using the Windows Installer from the Ubuntu website on my Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS gamers laptop and while it appeared to install correctly, when I rebooted the ...
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Installing BURG: ppa not working

I'm trying to install BURG to substiture Grub, on Ubuntu 14.04 (I need dual boot with Windows 7) I've tried to install burg-manager, to install burg from there. It seems all ok, it doesn't give ...
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Can't boot to Windows 8.1 after installing 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new computer. I had previously installed 13.04 and 13.10 without problems on my old computer, but it seems that i've done something wrong now. The problem is ...
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Remove GRUB boot selecting after Windows is gone

I've been looking for this answer quite a while in the last few days, but all google and question searches here seem to retrieve are for removing grub and restoring Windows's bootloader after deleting ...
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Can't install from bootable USB or ISO for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Booting from USB flashdrive fails in my attempts to replace Win7 Home Premium which has two partitions, C: and D:, on my hard drive. I also attempted the boot from USB (in all the USB slots I have) ...
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Why do I have duplicate “ubuntu” entries in my boot loader menu?

When I enter my boot menu, I see two entries labeled "[ubuntu]" that load exactly the same operating system. The recovery entry is also missing. I ran Boot Info Script, which typically covers ...
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Restore Windows 8 GUI Bootloader

I recently installed Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro, and Ubuntu 14.04 as a multi-boot on my pc with help from this page. Everything works great with the chainloading boot. I can boot into whichever OS ...
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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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Could not boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8

[I'm a beginner to Linux] Hi I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8 following instructions in here - http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html Without ...