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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Ubuntu booting problem

I have installed Ubuntu 12 alongside Ubuntu, but when I start my PC there is no option to enter Windows 7 or Ubuntu. Please help me out. I have a lot of my university assignments. Thanks in advance.
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Delete the boot partition

Boot configuration is on NTFS partition and I have Ubuntu side-loaded on my computer. I want to delete the NTFS partition completely and format the drive as ext4 file system. But, I assume that ...
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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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USB Keyboard not working in the bootloader, but does in BIOS and OS's

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed alongside on my computer. However, my USB keyboard doesn't seem to work when supposed to navigate the GRUB menu. This was also a problem when i only had Windows ...
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How do I restore bootloader to windows? [duplicate]

I did a bootinfoscript, pasted at http://paste.ubuntu.com/7288803/. Only OS is windows 8. Notice on line 6 No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda Booting to windows recovery disk and ...
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Ubuntu scripts/init.bottom Hang

I am trying to boot my 12.04 ubuntu server, and I am getting hung on: Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... done. This is in a VM on HyperV. I have tried fsck, tried going into recovery mode and ...
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How can I configure the bootloader to load a specific drive?

I have 3 drives on my computer system and the bootloader will only show two of them to choose from. If I am limited to choosing from only two of the drives how do I configure the bootloader to choose ...
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GRUB INSTALL ERROR during installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1

Few days back i had tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8.1 Laptop(factory installed).The installation ended but when the system restarted then the boot menu just showed the Grub Boot menu.It ...
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How can I boot full Ubuntu 14.04 from my external hard drive?

I have no idea how to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 laptop, so I need help to boot FULL ubuntu off of my Seagate External drive.
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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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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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Using GRUB Customizer to hide boot menu fails

This is a pretty urgent question. I need to hide the GRUB2 Bootloader (default is XP and Ubuntu 14.10 LTS the 2nd option since it's a dual-boot.) But no matter however I try to configure it, it ...
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How to boot extracted Ubuntu ISO

Internet, I have a Flash drive that has multiple extracted Ubuntu ISO on it and is formatted as exFAT. I am creating this drive to be a universal installation platform. It will have multiple Linux ...
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Grub Boot-Loader Not Getting Repaired

I am getting no screen for selection of which OS to boot. I installed windows 8 over Ubuntu 13.10. In Boot-Repair i selected Recommended repair but later the repair failed and it gave me this URL ...
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Installed Proprietary AMD Graphics Drivers from Settings, Rebooted, and Display Always Turns Off After Decrypting Partitions on Boot Screen

I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10 on my system, fiddled around a bit until I was comfortable with the system, and then went to the Settings window and elected to installed the proprietary AMD ...
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update-grub Not Respecting Preferences from /etc/default/grub

Following the advice from an answer to How do I remove or hide old kernel versions to clean up the boot menu or free space?, I found myself having to put up with the GRUB boot menu every time I ...
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Replace Mac OS X boot loader with Ubuntu

Currently, I have my MacBook Pro's SSD filled with a Mavericks installation, and after some frustrating hours, an external HDD loaded with Ubuntu 13.04 (soon to be 13.10). As of now, the only way for ...
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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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After Dual Ubuntu Installation the boot screen doesn't updated?

Today I tried to install lubuntu13.10 on ubuntu10.04 by creating a separate partition(/dev/sda3). But after installation the boot screen doesn't updated. ie it only shows ubuntu10.04... While ...
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Windows 8.1 Screen Crash After Boot From Grub

I Have a Lenovo Y510, and I installed windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 13.04, both in Legacy mode. Now, when I select Windows, Windows boot animation is damaged and the screen shows incorrect colors. ...
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Ubuntu not seeing Windows 7 in bootloader

While I was installing Ubuntu I unplugged my Windows 7 HDD so I wouldn't accidentally partition it. I installed Ubuntu, shut off my computer, plugged back the HDD, rebooted (and using the BIOS boot ...
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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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Removing Grub2 and reverting back to windows 8 boot loader

I'm new to stack exchange and Ubuntu. This question might be repeated but none of the solutions worked for me. I have Ubuntu installed on my external hdd. I could boot it fine without any issues. ...
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installing the OS twice on same hard disk drive

I plan to install Ubuntu 13.10 twice on the same HDD. The reason is each installed OS will have filesystem tweaks different from the other. Below is my plan: First primary (bootable) partition will ...
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Cannot re-master Ubuntu's iso image unto a usb drive

I know the topic might be confusing but the problem itself seems bizarre to me. if i'll take ubuntu's iso file (on this occasion i'm using 12.0.4-2 server) and apply it to a usb drive with the ...
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UEFI and “reserved bios boot area”

I purchased an new notebook wich has a pre-installed Windows 8 (upgraded to Windows 8.1). Configuration: UEFI Secure Boot SSD + HDD I downloaded Kubuntu 13.10, prepared a bootable USB stick and ...
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How does the grub bootloader know?

I am not understanding how it comes to know which kernel image to load? I have so many. Once I had created my own kernel and recompiled. How does it come to know that this is the one to load?
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Graphical GRUB Menu

As you know, when dual booting on OSX you get a nice looking boot menu, something like: I was curious as to whether there is a way to replace the textual interface of GRUB with something a little ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside, 13.04. Potential boot loader issues

Below is an image of my hard drive partitions as they exist currently. /dev/sda4 is Windows 8 /dev/sda9 is Ubuntu 13.04 /dev/sda5 is where I plan to install 13.10 as I am currently not using it ...
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Operating System loader

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with the option to keep Windows 7. The installer indicated I could choose the OS to load on startup. However, only Windows 7 loads when the computer is restarted, with no ...
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Ubuntu Windows 8 Bootloader Not working [duplicate]

I have another to add to the list of Ubuntu/Windows 8 bootloader problems. I installed Ubuntu, but the computer continually loaded Windows 8 without giving me the GRUB menu option to choose between ...
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Can't Dual boot ubuntu 13.10 using USB or CD

This is my first question, so I hope you can help me. fist I have windows 8.1 pro and I dual booted Ubuntu 13.10 before using USB (using Unetbootin), then I had to remove Ubuntu, But when I wanted to ...
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Should I install bootloader on hard drive with Windows or hard drive which's gonna get Lubuntu installed?

/dev/sda1 has windows and Im installing Lubuntu on /dev/sdc. Where should I install bootloader? (Im just takin "the plunge" and hopefully Ill like Lubuntu more than laggy bloated Windows)
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Issues with Ubuntu/Win7 dual boot

Hi I'm a newbie to Linux and have been interested in trying it out. My wife has no interest in it so I'm forced to create a dual OS situation but I've really run into a brick wall here. I've done as ...
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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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Need help regarding dual booting windows 7 ultimate and ubuntu 13.10

My PC: Amd Phenom 2 X4 Asus m4a8tm-le board 6 gb ram Nvidia 2gb gt520 card hard disk : 500gb I have a 300GB partition for windows (i already have windows 7 ultimate 'service pack 1' - ...
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OS-Uninstaller saying I will need to update my bootloader?

I am following these instructions to remove Ubuntu 13.10 from my system: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OS-Uninstaller But when I run os-uninstaller instead of just saying it will remove the ...
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How can I install grub4dos to my USB stick?

Though I searched for web I could not find a guide to install grub4dos into my USB stick in Ubuntu. Is it possible in Ubuntu? If so, how can I install it into USB stick as a bootloader?
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problem about dual boot

first of all i am a beginner...so please bear me..... i have installed ubuntu 14.04 while windows 7 already installed at this point everything is ok but problem begin when i installed windows 8.1; now ...
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How to remove GRUB and boot Windows?

I have tried the other suggestions such as bootrec.exe /FixBoot and bootrec.exe /FixMbr But on restart it still boots to the grub command line. I have also tried startup repair using the Windows 7 ...
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Boot takes long time: “switching to clocksource tsc ”

I am working on Pxeboot server. I installed Pxeboot server in one virtual machine and I start my Pxeboot client it takes time to boot while it got this message "switching to clocksource tsc" How to ...
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grub Refresh or Resolution Too High. How can I adjust it?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using the Windows installer while in Windows XP. When I reboot and select Ubuntu as my boot option my monitor tells me "Out of range" I believe at this point I would be ...
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Ubuntukylin Desktop 13.04 wouldn't boot after changing Windows 8 bootloader settings [closed]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntukylin 13.04. Everything was fine until today I changed Windows 8 metro bootloader settings to Ubuntu as default and waiting time 5 seconds. Now when I boot into Ubuntu, ...
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Dual Boot issue Ubuntu and XP

I partitioned a drive and loaded Ubuntu 13 on an XP machine. I am learning about the operating systems and trying to make them play together. My current boot executes as follows: System powers up, ...
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how to fix “out of range” problem

I have a dell dimension 4550 with ubuntu 12.04 installed along with Windows Xp. Before the GRUB screen appears, I get the out of range message on my monitor. After a few seconds a dialog box appears, ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu with UEFI in a correct way?

I decided to migrate from Ubuntu 13.10 to 12.04 LTS, so I have downloaded .iso image and wrote it to my USB-stick. During the installation, on a stage of partitioning hard drive, I met one problem. I ...
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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 cant boot up

I was using my Ubuntu happily and suddenly it starts behaving weird, icons disappear and becomes half-unresponsive, so I do a hard shutdown. When I start it again, the first weird thing I notice, the ...
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HP ML330 G6 not booting - sbin/init not found

1 of 4 drives failed - replacement installed and logical drive rebuilt successfully - no other hardware faults. Ubuntu 9.10 server installed. On boot, 1 logical drive found, but following messages ...
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How to use a pre-installed Ubuntu, which is on an external drive to boot from any computer?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my external hard drive and it works fine on the computer it was originally installed from. But when I attempt to boot the external drive from another computer; all ...