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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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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Bootloader install failed

The situation where I am stuck: The issue is that I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 as my primary OS. I had windows 10 and tried to use both OS in dual boot but got stuck at some point. So my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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upgrade Windows 10

in this moment I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and boot works in this moment. How can I upgrade my Windows from 8.1 to 10 with out destroy my boot between linux and windows?
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How to change boot order in grub2 to include bootable USB?

I want to install Windows OS in an empty partition(dual-boot) using a bootable USB. However I can't seem to enter BIOS to change the boot order. Can I include the USB in the boot menu in GRUB2?
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ubuntu touch S6102 no bootloader

I have a Samsung S6102 with android 2.3.6. I have tried to install ubuntu touch while following the instalation instuctions on your page step by step. However I have a problem. While android is ...
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WIndows 7 wont load?

I installed ubuntu in a separate partition and my windows 7 was in a separate partition. so in the grub screen when I choose to load from from windows 7 it wont boot and again the grub screen comes ...
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Isn't it possible to REPLACE IOS BOOTLOADER to install Ubuntu Touch? [duplicate]

I don't know much about that topic but wouldn't that be a possibility? I mean an iPhone is just a phone with components in it as any Phone that runs Ubuntu Touch. Wouldn't it be pobbible to replace ...
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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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On which device do I install the bootloader when I want to dual boot?

I'm currently trying to install Kubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1 (already installed). It's on a non-UEFI machine. My partitions are as follows: sda1 windows installation (500GB SSD) sdb1 HDD ...
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Running apt-get install updated unrelated packages and is causing issues

I recently ran apt-get install unzip on an Ubuntu server, for some reason it started updating almost every package on the system - apache, php, git, mysql, numerous libraries and more. Eventually it ...
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Install Ubuntu (or any Distro) on a Windows 8.1 Tablet

I've been thinking about getting a cheap x86 Windows tablet and install Ubuntu and/or other distros on it. I'm not sure if there's anything fundamentally wrong, but being x86 devices it should be ...
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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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How to repair Ubuntu GRUB bootloader from within Windows WITHOUT a live CD

I've been running Ubuntu 15.04 and wanted to install Windows 7 for dual boot, and it of course deleted the GRUB bootloader upon install. However, every time I try to use a live CD or USB to repair ...
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Toshiba satellite radius not loading bootable usb

I recently bought a Toshiba satellite radius (model: L15W-B1120). I already read countless of posts. In the posts they recommend to disable secure boot and also fastboot, I already did. I created a ...
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Failed to install GRUB boot loader on HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server

please I need your help. So I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 on this server. Everything else installs correctly, especially the software which I have selected. But when it comes to the GRUB ...
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Booting off of a usb

I Have Recently Dual-Booted a asus x401a netbook with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04. Every time I want to boot into Ubuntu, I have to boot off of US to access the Grub boot menu, But once booted I can ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to boot?

Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04. Ubuntu installed but reported it could not install bootloader. I chose the 'continue without bootloader' option. Then manually install bootloader via ...
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How will this terminal command affect my partitions?

I recently posted a question asking about how to fix a complicated problem with my laptop after partitioning my hard drive. The problem is here -How do I undo those partitions I made for dual booting? ...
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How do I undo those partitions I made for dual booting?

So I attempted to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on my new laptop (aorus x3 plus v3) and it REALLY ruined it. Essentialy broke my new £2000 laptop. I followed this guide (because for some ...
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Windows boots instead of asking which OS to boot

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my HP Compaq Laptop with UEFI, keeping my Windows installation. I rebooted and was prompted if I wanted to boot Windows, Ubuntu or something like ...