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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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Grub 2 not working

So here's the thing, I recently installed Ubuntu 14. Everything works fine except the boot loader. I currently have windows 7 installed on another hard drive. But when I boot the machine I get a ...
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GRUB doesnt detect my Windows Partiton

I recently mounted the tmpfs in /dev/sda1 where the windows partition was supposed to be at so since then i got a invalid signature when i clicked the windows in grub menu. later I used boot-repair ...
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grub bootloader + windows

Okay so like 2 days ago I installed Ubuntu on my hp nootbook dm1 (it has no cd-drive). Then, today i deleted my linux partiton (not knowing about grub bootloader) and it just boots fine into windows ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu with Refind from an external hdd on a MacBook Pro

I'm dual-booting a late-2013 Macbook Pro with Ubuntu 14.04 x64 (vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic) and OSX 10.9.2 with Refind. This worked well after I installed Refind's ext4 driver. I also have the ...
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Problem Installing ubuntu via usb in ASUS R510C

My boot loader doesn't recognize the usb for booting and installing ubuntu. I already disabled the secure boot and it still does not recognize the usb. If there is anyone that has encountered the ...
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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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How to restore windows bootloader after upgrading windows?

I previously upgraded ubuntu to 14.04 and that left me with many broken packages and unmet dependencies. So I have to install the ubuntu 14.04 through bootable usb flash. I choosed the option ...
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Installed dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 Can't boot into Windows

I have two internal hard drives; 1 for Windows 8.1 and 1 for storage. I decided to install Ubuntu on the secondary hard drive. One of the guides I used advised me to make a small boot partition in the ...
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Windows boot manager error Ubuntu 14.04

My Thinkpad arrived with Windows 7. I upgraded to Windows 8. Shortly after I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a separate partition. Shortly after Windows crashed irretrievably (no DVD, no access to anyone ...
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Lost boot menu for dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu after disk image restore

Lost boot menu for dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu after disk image restore. Ubuntu volume is still intact, but I no longer get a boot selection menu, just goes right to Windows.
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Dualbooting Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04(Current OS)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 64-bit laptop. I had Windows 8.1 on it. While installing Ubuntu 13.04, I accidentally selected the option to erase everything on the disk and install Ubuntu, and as a ...
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Screen Position is Misaligned when Ubuntu Loads

When I log into Ubuntu, it tries to position my screen 10px too high and 10px too far to the left. (Cutting off the top bar.) It started with 13.04 and I was hoping for a fix with 14.04 LTS. My ...
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How do I tell GRUB to ignore other bootloaders?

I want to keep my bootloaders separately and I am wondering how to tell GRUB not to add the Windows bootloader on kernel/grub updates. I am using 14.04 and Win 8.1 on UEFI. Thank you!
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How to setup dual boot with two drives with two different versions of Ubuntu (v12/v14)?

I'm not sure if this is truly a Ubuntu question, as it's more of a boot question (BIOS/CMOS perhaps). I have an existing Ubuntu v12.04 on one HHD drive. I don't want to partition that drive; not much ...
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Ubuntu won't boot since upgrading to 14.04

I'm new to Ubuntu so be kind! I recently installed 13.xx, some months ago. For the most part, there were only a few niggles and I was using Ubuntu fine. Recently, though, I was asked into an ...
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Laptop not booting

I've got a Vaio laptop that used to work with 13.10. I did an upgrade to 14.04 and since then it does not want to boot any more, that is it doesn't seem to reach grub: I'm stuck on a "BIOS" screen ...
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Can't boot to Windows 8.1 after installing 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new computer. I had previously installed 13.04 and 13.10 without problems on my old computer, but it seems that i've done something wrong now. The problem is ...
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How do I replace GRUB with Burg?

I was just wondering if it was safe to install BURG on Ubuntu 14.04 and how do to it. It has not been updated for a while, so maybe the project is dead. If it's not possible to replace GRUB with ...
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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 ...