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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Change Bootloader title to include bit

Secondlife runs on 32 bit linux. I've tried WINE, Crossover, and installing the 32 bit libraries. Nothing has worked so now I'm having to install a 32 bit copy of Ubuntu as a second partition just to ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows 7: BOOTMGR is missing when I tried to boot in Windows

So, I don't know what exactly how I managed to delete the MBR record on windows partition. But let me explain what I did next, I ran the ubuntu boot repair tool and now Windows is not even listed in ...
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OS-Prober not recognized! [closed]

So due to some shenanigans with trying to get rid of all traces of grub-customizer, I accidentally hit "delete" an extra time while in a root nautilus, and deleted my os-prober script in ...
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Edit Windows Boot Loader from Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 12.10, and Windows 7. I accidentally removed the Windows option from the Windows Boot Loader using EasyBCD. I do not know how to access the windows boot loader configuration files. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Bootloader failed to install

Sorry about the excessively long question, but I figured giving more information would be better. I recently bought a new desktop for myself, running Windows 7. It has two hard drives, and I wanted ...
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Windows 7 Pro won't load after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [closed]

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit using the DVD. I followed LinuxBSDos guide for dual booting Windows 7 (first installed) and Ubuntu 12.04 (second install) on 2 Separate Hard drives. I had ...
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What is the best way to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu? [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot with windows 7 but I am having some problems. I installed GRUB in the MBR (as it is often recommended) and so GRUB was the boot-loader that appeared ...
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Why I am taken to grub4dos when selecting Ubuntu from the boatloader menu? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 64x alongside Windows 7 (Ubuntu after Windows 7) on my laptop. Ubuntu installed properly without any errors. When I booted the first time, I didn't see grub menu ...
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grub will not boot ubuntu [closed]

this is my first attempt at Linux. I'm trying to dual boot XP sp2 and Ubuntu 11.10. I have the following partitions: Primary 115GB windows ntfs Primary 1GB /boot ext4 Primary 25 GB / ...
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How to disable intel GPU on boot without using BIOS [closed]

I have a Pavilion dv6-3182ea laptop with an ATI/Intel hybrid graphics, and I would like to know if it is possible to switch the Intel GPU off when Ubuntu 11.10 boots, I have tried to mess around with ...
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Asus A6 won't boot after installation [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 (Desctop i386) alongside Window 7. After installation notebook don't boot: after BIOS loading i see just black screen and blinking cursor and nothing is going on. If i press ...
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Wubi won't boot after a kernel update [closed]

I use Windows Vista 32bit and have a Wubi install of the 10.10 RC. It worked great, until one day when I upgraded the kernel and rebooted. Now, whenever I select Ubuntu from the Windows boot menu, ...
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How to Load ubuntu with windows 8 boot loader

I have a Toshiba laptop which came with windows 7. I partitioned my hard drive and am now triple booting windows 7,windows 8 consumer preview (installed first),Ubuntu 12.04 (installed second). I would ...
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Is there any program available for making bootable USB drive?

I just don't understand the how-to pages for installing Ubuntu from USB drive. Is there any program that can make USB drive from previously downloaded Ubuntu ISO images? Something like that would be ...
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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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UEFI bootloader alternative to GRUB

I'm having trouble with my current bootloader GRUB on Ubuntu 12.04. Sometimes it takes forever too boot, other times it wont find the kernel image. My system uses UEFI to boot, is there a UEFI ...
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Win7 no longer available after installing 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 but my Windows 7 partition seems to have been lost. It is in sda2. Can anyone help me how to get this Windows 7 partition back without having to reinstall Windows 7? ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu from my system and install the Windows bootloader?

I want to completely remove Ubuntu from my system. But if I delete the partition, the Grub files will be deleted and that will leave me "Bootloader-less". How can I workaround this?
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Ubuntu Lost After Resizing its Partition

I had a partition (sda11) which Ubuntu 11.10 was installed on it. I resized this partition from 34 GB to 150 GB. Then I lost the GRUB menu. I use the Boot-Repair application to fix it. But now ...
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How can I reinstall the boot loader? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I've just installed windows 7, and I can't access Ubuntu any more. Is there any way I can ...
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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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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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Problem when generating grub.cfg

When I ran update-grub in terminal it gave me this message: root@ThinkPad-W520:/dev# sudo update-grub Generating grub.cfg ... Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-25-generic Found initrd image: ...
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How do I handle grub rescue mode after installing burg?

I installed burg on my computer, and after restarting, grub comes up with the following message: GRUB loading. error: no such device: 9b16030c-08f8-4f5d-b228-63e13bca7839 Entering rescue mode... grub ...
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Windows 7 doesnt boot after installing Ubuntu 12.10 (Asus Zenbook Prime / UEFI problem)

Today I installed Ubuntu and since then i cannot boot into Windows anymore. I used the "standard" option (didnt change any partitions manually, just entered the size) but used the UEFI-mode. At first ...
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How to install 12.04 on a pendrive?

All I want to do is, install ubuntu onto a pendrive, so that I don't need to use my internal HDD. Another motto is to install packages on Ubuntu, in pendrive(so I don't want to use the 'live pendrive' ...
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how to show a missing bootloader?

I don't have a bootloader. there's just a GRUB terminal-like interface and apparently, linux terminal commands (e.g. exit, shutdown, poweroff) don't work on it so I don't know what to do with it. I ...
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System will not boot without USB thumb drive inserted

I've had this issue before when trying out Linux Mint, but I was unable to get any assistance. I was then lead to believe that it was a problem related to Mint, and not grub. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Create option to load Ubuntu or Windows 7 at start-up

We have a new Dell Optiplex 790 desktop with Windows 7 and just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it using a USB stick that was configured as a boot drive. We created a new partition for Ubuntu during ...
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Problems dual-booting back into Windows 7

Okay, so I'm relatively new to Ubuntu. I've searched and found solutions related to my problem but none that have so far directly worked. After figuring out how to free up space to make a partition ...
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How do I boot into an older kernel? [duplicate]

I install new kernel (from launchpad mainline kernel) in my Ubuntu 12.04, in order to test some issues I'm having. Now, older kernels don't appear in the list at boot, just the new kernel. I can boot ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu from dual boot / Change bootloader

I have a Win/Ubuntu 11.10 dual-boot setup, where I am running the OSes on separate partitions of my laptop HDD. I assume the best method of uninstalling is 'simply' a matter of deleting the Ubuntu ...
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Cannot boot 11.10 after 8.04 installation

I recently installed Ubuntu 8.04, before that I had 11.10. My intend was to use both of them. After installation of 8.04, an item for 11.10 didn't appear in grub. What can I do to get it back? PS: ...
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grub problem with windows 7

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my computer, that was already running Windows7 perfectly fine. Windows is on /dev/sda3 and Ubuntu on /dev/sda6 - same HDD, but different partitions. The problem is ...
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Upgrading a dual-boot system HDD

I dual-boot my laptop due to lousy VM performance, and have a new 500GB/7200rpm drive coming in to replace the stock 320GB/5400rpm drive. I have the drive set up in three partitions: one for the Win7 ...
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I cannot change the grub Default item from OS-1, but I can from OS-2 (dual-boot 10.04 on both)

My 10.04 system (OS-1) got into a tangle the other day, so I installed a second, dual-boot 10.04 (OS-2), so that I could trouble-shoot the hung system... In case it is relevant to my question, I'll ...
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Screen goes black after VGA change

My old GF 8600 went dead some weeks ago. While I waited for my new card, I used an old Trident PCI card to use the desktop. I could use windows but not Ubuntu, but I still removed several nvidia ...
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Where should I install bootloader in a system with multiple disks?

I have selected partitions for root, home, and a swap area. I have two drives, one for storage, one for the operating systems (ssd, soon to be systems). Should I install the boot loader on the drive ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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12.10 suddenly bricked luks ssd

There is luks-encrypted instance, no raid, no lvm. I often look through logs and that allows me to state that everything worked fine until reboot. However, laptop had ~3 days uptime. The drive is SSD ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 4 - 1104tx (preinstalled Windows 8)

I have been using Linux for more than 2 years now. I had hp pavilion dv4 laptop and Ubuntu 12.04 was working great. I recently purchased HP Envy 4 - 1104tx which has Windows 8 preinstalled. I tried to ...
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Where to install Ubuntu bootloader on a Mac?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Mac, but I can't get it to boot with default mac bootloader or rEFI. It shows up as "Windows" On the mac bootloader and shows up as "Linux" on rEFI. I'm not sure ...
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GRUB2 error: unknown filesystem from reinstall

(Sorry if some of this info is irrelevant, not sure if how much of this will matter or not) So I was reinstalling Ubuntu 12.10 with the same USB I had used to install it the first time (dual boot ...
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Graphic Problems after installation of 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP. The problem is that I cannot see the bootloader menu to choose XP anymore. My monitor shows the the message: Optimal Mode 1440x990 60Hz. After a while ...
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How do I boot HP Pavilion g6 to display GRUB2.00 rather than opening Windows8 by default?

With a lot of help from Ask Ubuntu, I have successfully installed 12.10 onto an HP Pavilion g6 2240sa notebook to create a dual boot machine which also has Win8. This could only be achieved by a full ...