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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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 ...
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Ubuntu won't ever start

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 14.04. It worked fine until I rebooted the computer using Windows and GRUB disappeared. I followed a guide and tried to solve the problem with a Boot Repair Live ...
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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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Can't install the boot loader

I decide to install Ubuntu 15.10 (64 bit) on an old laptop running Ubuntu (32 bit). I download the ( 64 bit ) image to my hard disk and decide to decide to create a bootable USB. I run the startup ...
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Computer boots but goes nowhere?

So, every other time I turn on my computer, it goes through the F12 for BIOS screen then it just goes to a purple screen and it doesn't go to my main page. This forces me to turn off the computer. I'm ...
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Error when installing the grub2 package in /target/

I'm new to Linux and I have only used Windows so far (Currently: windows 8). But for a Bachelor Project at my university, I was advised to use Linux in combination with computations in statistical ...
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How to access boot menu 14.04

So I want to access the boot menu on Ubuntu 14.04, Shift doesn't work with this version, what other way could I get into the boot menu?
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EFI unstable bootloader

I am running (or trying to) Ubuntu 15.04 on my Toshiba Satellite Radius 11. In case you're unfamiliar with the Toshiba Satellite Radius 11, it is EFI and has a GPT hard drive. I boot into the live USB ...
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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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After messing with EasyBCD no entry in Boot Manager

I installed BURG and before I had Easy BCD in my MBR, Everything fine only problem when picking Windows to boot the EasyBCD Windows Boot Manager showed up. So I booted to Windows removed all entries ...
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Add an entry for Ubuntu on Windows 8 boot loader

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 by creating free space in Windows 8 and then using that space to create 3 partitions, one for SWAP, one for GRUB (mounting point is /boot) and one for the actual OS. I ...
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Windows 10 does not boot from GRUB

I have a problem. I have installed Windows 10 on /dev/sda1 an Ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sda6. I use GRUB as bootloader but (I don't remember since when) when I choose Windows in the menu it does not boot ...
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Dual Boot w/ Windows on Linux System

I have a system that already has a Lubuntu OS installed, and I'm wondering if and how I can install Windows 8 on the computer as a dual boot. I know that doing so would require me to somehow repair ...
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Where is the bootloader stored - in ROM, RAM, or elsewhere?

According to the wikipedia entry, a bootloader is a small program stored in ROM(a part of the main memory(RAM), isn't it??) which can only be read and not erased. I am a little puzzled here. Does this ...
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How to install & Boot ubuntu with windows boot mgr and not grub2?

I bought a new laptop for college work with Windows 10. I also want to install Ubuntu on it but don’t want it to be booted via grub2 because I will use it rarely and also don’t want Ubuntu to be set ...
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Screen starts blinking after grub loader

I am using Dell Inspiron N5050 i5 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 both. It worked fine after installing ubuntu 14.04 in August 2014 (64 bit). Entire problem started with keyboard issue few ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a separate SSD, AFTER having encrypted my Windows 8 drive using Truecrypt, without messing up the bootloader?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a fresh SSD that is currently not encrypted. My current system contains (among others) an SSD, fully encrypted using Truecrypt on which Windows 8 is installed. How ...
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I installed GRUB bootloader on the Win SSD, should I be worried? Dual Boot

I installed Ubuntu yesterday on my Notebook's SSD. Windows 8.1 preinstalled on the other (m.2) SSD. I'm not really experienced with this stuff, sorry. I installed the GRUB(?) boot loader onto the ...
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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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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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Help needed recovering erased boot disk label

I dun goof'd. Up until about an hour a I had a working installation of 14.0 on my 2013 Macbook Air, with full disk encryption as set up in the standard installation process. But tonight, in the ...
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error in login and boot and install/remove pakage and update os

Hello I am an Amateur and I have 3 problems 1- I do not boot normally because a lot of the time it takes a long time to boot and login screen had no mouse pointer. I had to to solve problem by using ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu on Lenovo Flex 2-15D

I have uninstalled Windows for Ubuntu 15.04 on my Lenovo Flex 2-15D but I am unable to boot Ubuntu. After I select Ubuntu at start up, it appears to be boot but then reboots the system. I am able to ...
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Bootloader Failure

I was updating my Ubuntu and it got stuck on installing for x86/efi and stopped responding. So I forced restart then all of what I get is a black grub page. I had such problem before and someone ...
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Boot menu Problem

I'm new to ubuntu. I have installed ubuntu with windows 10 successfully.After reboot I have to log to ubuntu by goto boot options and choose. First time there was a 3 options. After reboot there ...
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Should I dual boot with ubuntu 15.04 or ubuntu 14.04? And how do I actually dual boot with these?

Almost all the guides I can find are for earlier versions of ubuntu or do not apply to my situation. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could explain whether I should dual boot ubuntu 14.04 or ...
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tri-boot boot loader issue

hi guys I've been trying to set up a tri-boot on my new system all on one drive just separate partitions. I installed a hackintosh of OS X Yosemite, Windows 10, and Ubuntu 14.04.3. I've finally gotten ...
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Stuck with loading boot… Booting

I bought a Dell inspiron with Ubuntu... But it never works. I was stuck with guest session only. So I try to boot Ubuntu I was blocked by a "0.292496] - end trace f1953578386cb33c] ---- kernel panic ...
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How to delete triple boot Ubuntu 14.04 Mint 17 & windows 10? [duplicate]

I have installed windows 10 ubuntu & mint on my pc now i want to remove ubuntu and keep linux mint & windows. so how to delete ubuntu? what will happen with mu GRUB & MBR if i delete my ...
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Grub is only a command line, and cant see windows

I recently set up linux on my main machine, to be compatible with a research group I'm now working with, as a dual boot with windows 10. After instillation, grub comes up as a command line, and ...
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Having trouble adding android 4.4 r3 to grub [duplicate]

I have installed android x86 4.4 r3 on a separate partition from Ubuntu 14.04.3 and Windows 10. My /etc/grub.d/40_custom file is as follows: menuentry "Android-x86" { set root='(hd4,2)' linux ...
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Why is grub still in my bios? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu before when I was using Windows 8.1. Now I have installed windows 10 after a removing ubuntu. I did a clean install of windows but still have grub in my bios. When i boot into it it ...
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Enabling Bootloader Graphics

In Xdiagnose, I checked the box that says "Disable Bootloader Graphics". No longer requiring this, I realized I didn't know how to revert the function. Any help? EDIT: To clarify, I am locked to the ...
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Bootloader problem

I don't know why or how... But my boot loader have been destroyed. In this moment I have installed on my PC Windwos 8, Ubuntu 15 and Ubuntu 14 but just Ubuntu 15 have visible on bootloader.. I've try ...
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Restore grub after windows 10 installation

I was dual booting ubuntu and Windows 8 happily until I upgraded to windows 10. Windows 10 boots fine but I can't boot Ubuntu. If I choose the ubuntu partition from the boot menu I'm given the grub ...
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What is the difference between Grub and Syslinux?

This question is related to my finding that Ubuntu and its derivative uses both Syslinux and Grub bootloaders on ISO images for Desktop releases. When booting from 32-bit ISO image, it is said that ...
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Fix Bootloader and delete Ubuntu, Windows 10?

First of all I'm sorry to say goodbye but I need to remove it. My problem is, I cannot fix the bootloader and I always get the GNU GRUB everytime I start my computer (GNU GRUB version ...
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install ubuntu alongside with windows 8.1: cannot boot into os selection screen without external

I was following instructions from this link(not exactly but roughly those steps). In the end I still cannot boot into the (grub) os selection screen. However, if I plug my installer thumb drive in, I ...
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GNU Grub not loading by default

I have dual booted my machine. First I had installed Windows 8.1, and then I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 version. I had switched off secured boot and power boot options . Now when I boot my ...
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How to get EFI for 32 bit instalation

I have a tablet with intel atom cpu and can't boot 32 bit ISO image in it. I heard that developers don't want to develop this but I wonder what is the challenge on doing so. I tried disabling secure ...
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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 ...