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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Bootloader Win7 / Xubuntu / Win10

I have problems with my bootloader. At first I installed Windows 7 and after that I installed Xubuntu to have the right bootloader to boot both OS. But now I wanted to try Windows 10 preview as a 3th ...
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How do i install ubuntu on corrupt win 7

I have an assembled computer. It runs on Windows 7 Ultimate. I exactly don't know what happened but when I switch it on , it says that "the file checksum does not match the computed checksum". So ...
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Recover grub from grub-rescue

I was using Ubuntu normally and suddenly the system went haywire and I had to do a hard reset. After that I got a couple errors trying to load Ubuntu, so I switched to Windows trying to find an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting before Windows 8.1

I try to boot my computer into Ubuntu, but I end up having to manually select Ubuntu from the devices menu, even though it was supposed to boot first. Instead Windows 8 boots up like Ubuntu isn't even ...
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Bootloader not working

With not apperant reason when I booted my computed today I got to a Grub command line screen. As far as I read it seems that the grub might been defected. I've downloaded the Ubuntu live CD and ran ...
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Where should I install bootloader in a system with multiple disks?

I have selected partitions for root, home, and a swap area. I have two drives, one for storage, one for the operating systems (ssd, soon to be systems). Should I install the boot loader on the drive ...
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Where should I install grub2 on external hard disk when System(Ubuntu) partition is NOT on the FIRST partition of external hard-drive?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my external USB hard disk (/dev/sdc). The partitioning of the device is something like this: /dev/sdc /dev/sdc1 -- 1 GB (FAT32, Empty) /dev/sdc2 -- 100 GB ...
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Where should I install the bootloader when I'm installing on external hard drive?

I'm on a mac on dual boot, I've got my hard drive partitioned so that it can run OS X and Windows. Now I've got an external hard drive that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and use it on my mac. ...
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Configuring grub for Ubuntu on Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10

Situation I have installed Ubuntu Linux 14.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10. The only problem I'm facing now is to configure the bootloader. I'm quite familiar with Ubuntu, but not with grub or ...
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Bootloader fails to install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my mac. I partitioned the hard drive and whenever the installer reaches the part of installing the bootloader it tells me that it was unable to install it. I've ...
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Mac efi bootloader doesn't show ubuntu, and GRUB load automatically

Right now when I start my computer GRUB loads, and then I can select if I want to start either OS X or Ubuntu, and if I start the computer holding down the alt-option key to load Mac's efi bootloader ...
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Why do I get an error whenever I install the bootloader?

I'm on an iMac which also boots Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I get to the part of installing the bootloader I get an error. Previously I continued ...
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Should I install the bootloader on the internal hard drive?

I've got a mac and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I try to install Ubuntu on the hard drive I get an error when the program tries to install the bootloader on the ...
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Two windows 7 entries with only one working randomly when booting

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 just now and when booting up, I get the menu: Ubuntu memtest windows 7 (loader) /dev/sda1 windows 7 (loader) /dev/sda2 Now, the problem is ...
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Burg bootloader Ubuntu 14.04

Hello I'm a relatively new ubuntu user and I'm having some trouble with the burg bootloader. The issue is that when I choose the ubuntu option it works 1/3 of the time without any trouble but ...
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“adb reboot bootloader” not working in my samsung s7392, what to do?

Some of my friends have installed ubuntu touch in gt s7392. So , I know it is possible to install ubuntu touch in the device, and they are very happy with it. But, the problem occurs, when I try to ...
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Do not show GRUB loader after Truecrypt login and remove windows from list

I have a dualbooted laptop running Windows 7 and Kali. Kali has an encrypted partition (LVM) holding all my data and a boot partition. I recently installed TrueCrypt on my Windows computer. So I ...
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How to set password for grub bootloader?

How to set password for grub bootloader on Ubuntu?
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Can I install Windows after Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about if Windows can be installed after Ubuntu like a Dual Boot thing... Please tell me if its possible.. without losing any Ubuntu files Anyway I'm a new to Ubuntu
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Need Immediate Help for Kubuntu installation

I am very new for Kubuntu and other Linux OS. I tried to install Kubuntu through my Pen drive and got some error message while installing here you can find error message Traceback (most recent call ...
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Ubuntu Bootloader Help

I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on my PC (quite old) alongside Windows 8.1. My BIOS mode is Legacy BIOS so no worries about UEFI settings. I have a separate partition (Local Disk E: 30GB) for ...
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Attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I installed 14.04 on my new 3 TB disk. After restart the system responded with error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> When I booted with Live ...
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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 ...