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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Bootloader doesn't install

This is the 10th time I try to install ubuntu, I tried to install it alongside windows and I get the error Executing grub-install /dev/sda failed. This is a fatal error. Sorry, an error occurred and ...
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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 ...
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Installing 13.4 on macbook dualboot: grub bootloader installation failed

Previously I had Ubuntu 12.4 running as second OS on a second boot partition, installed with bootcamp (no rEFIt). Now I tried to install Ubuntu 13.4 (amd64) from USB but it failed to install Grub ...
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How do I monitor startup disk usage?

When I log in to my user session in Ubuntu it is being very slow. The CPU remains relatively low but the led of disk usage is running wild. How can I trace which applications are making the most ...
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How to access efi boot partition as read-write?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 (efi mode) and now I want to go to a read-write access of the efi boot partition. For secure boot to work, I installed the Linux Foundation's ...
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Removing entries from BIOS menu with Efibootmgr

I would like to find out how to remove OSes (distros) from BIOS boot menu when you have entries with letters and asterisks. I'd try it myself before asking but I'm not too techy and fixing the mess ...
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Add windows 8 which is on a SSD tu the bootloader which is on the HDD

I have a big problem and I hope you guys can help me... I have a MSI GT60-2OD which has SSD and HDD. My Windows 8 is installed on the SSD and now I want to install Ubuntu and Kali on the HDD ... and I ...
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error while repairing bootloader via boot-repair

i have installed elementary os on my laptop,than i installed windows 8.1 rtm on another partition.but it messed up something.i cant boot eOS now..i can boot only to windows automatically.As i searched ...
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What exactly is GRUB?

Can anyone explain me with fairly simple words and not too technical concepts what exactly is GRUB, what is its primary usage and how to use it efficiently for a dual boot Windows/Ubuntu installation? ...
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ubuntu 12.04 won't boot normally

After I select Ubuntu on the grub I get a backlit black screen for a couple of seconds but then the screen goes completely black (unpowered, unlit) screen. The computer is still on because i can see ...
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How to install Syslinux on Ubuntu 13.04?

I really searched a lot in Google, but i don't found anything. I want to replace my GRUB with Syslinux. I just installed syslinux with sudo apt-get install syslinux (alias, it seems it was already ...
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There is no menu.lst under /boot/grub and 12.04 server can't boot

The newly re-installed 12.04.3 server has the same problem as it was before. The problem is that the server can not boot up by itself. Sometime it goes into blank and never come out. Sometime it shows ...
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how can i change the contents of grub loader?

i have ubuntu 13.04 installed alongside of windows7 and in bootloader(grub) these operating systems as all of yours are with long names! how i can change the names in grub? for example i want to ...
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Cant boot Ubuntu 13.04 next to Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 next to Windows 8. On another HDD with two partitions. one for my windows data and one for Ubuntu. Now i cant choose which system i want to boot. I get directly into windows ...
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Can't Boot Windows (Gives “Repair Windows” Option)

I have a few extra hardrvies without anything on them. So about a week ago I created a "Live" Usb to see if my system was compatible. After a week of testing and playing I liked it enough to install ...
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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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Bootloader Screen HD/OS Selection

Installed Ubuntu 12.04. Computer has 3 HDs partitioned and multiple instances of Windows XP. HD configuration as follows: SDA Vista|Ubuntu; SDB Windows XP (1); SDC Windows XP (2) | Windows XP (3) ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 boot screen freezes at purple - CSM BIOS Setup [duplicate]

I just bought an ASUS N56VB and I installed Ubuntu 13.04 with dual boot along Win 8. I used boot-repair and following is the url to its report: http://paste.ubuntu.com/6082780/ The problem is that ...
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Dual Boot Not working when installing Ubuntu after Windows 7

Brand new laptop, installed win7, created a 30gb partition and installed 13.04 (64bit EUFI off a usb drive) gets through the install with no issues i used the Easy setup. it did not alter my win7 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting on virtual box

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on virtual box yesterday and it worked perfectly fine all day. However, when I restarted my laptop this morning, it isn't getting past the loading screen. I'm not getting any ...
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Bootmanager does not detect either pre-installed Windows 8 or Ubuntu after grub installation

I am new to Linux. I installed Ubuntu for the first time on a pre-installed Windows 8 Dell Inspiron PC by creating a partition (volume shrink through Windows Computer Management). I created three ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 bootloader issues

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 over Windows 7 using a USB drive. However, I am not able to install it. Installation breaks saying that "bootloader cannot be installed on this device." In the ...
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Dual-boot computer runs Windows Boot Manager followed by grub menu: how to change to just grub?

My dual-boot computer is displaying two boot managers in a row: first the Windows 7 boot manager with the choices: Windows Linux and then, when I choose "Linux", it goes to the Grub menu: Ubuntu ...
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How to reinstall win7 in a multi-boot configuration and fix ubuntu bootloader after? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a multi-boot Win7 system (4 Win7 OS's). When I boot now I get the Ubuntu boot menu which also includes an entry for the Win7 (multi) bootloader. I'd like to reinstall Win7 ...
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Bootloader install failed - RAID

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on a desktop with hardware raid (3 disks in raid 5). I believe I have an ICH8 chipset, if that is relevant. So, I created an install USB stick with Startup Disk ...
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Is there any easy way to get Ubuntu back after reinstalling windows 8?

Apparently I can't use the grub> root(hd...) trick from a LiveCD because GRUB can't find itself. It is on /dev/hdb5. There are 3 hard-drives. One has Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13, one has Ubuntu 12, and ...
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How do I select which OS to boot with no keyboard on a laptop? Can I adjust GRUB loader settings from the booted Ubuntu OS? [duplicate]

Well, the title says it all, basically. I am dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop, that has no keyboard. I am wondering how I would go about switching to Windows 7 (Ubuntu is the first ...
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BURG not working after Kernel Update

I recently upgraded my Kernel on Ubuntu 13.04 from 3.8 to 3.9-RC8. Now I am facing an issue (a major issue from my aspect). After installing 3.9 kernel, I removed BURG so that I could see the ...
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two boot loaders. want the original one

I just installed elementary OS to my PC alongside with Ubuntu 13.04. sdb1 - Ubuntu sdb4 - eOS My problem is that Ubuntu's grub has been overwritten.. and the new one boots by default into eOS. How ...
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Completely remove Grub/Grub2/ Burg bootloader

I by mistake installed burg boot loader and then grub2 boot loader. Previously I was using plymouth manager to change my boot animation... But now, after selecting burg and grub nothing is fine.. ...
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Repair bootloader

I need help to repair the bootloader. In this page first option, live USB I have downloaded the ISO file and Universal USB Installer, but at the start the program asks me to choose the file type, and ...
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easyBCD not showing ubuntu in Windows 8 boot loader

I first installed Ubuntu 13.04 and then installed Windows 8 on separate partitions and i used EasyBCD and it detected my Ubuntu, but it is not showing Ubuntu in windows 8 boot loader. There are a ...