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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Help with BURG on 12.04

Can anyone tell me if this article for BURG Boot-loader is correct? I'm sure it is due to the fact that I have never had a problem with the site before. But I am always weary of things made for older ...
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How to replace GRUB with Windows NT Bootloader?

I'm not really a big fan of GRUB (I had a bad experience), nor very knowledgeable about Linux, so how do I remove GRUB, and replace it with Windows NT Bootloader, yet keep the same list/number/entries ...
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Win7 and Ubuntu refuse to coexist

I'll make this quick: I have an HP laptop with win7, I installed Ubuntu on a separate partition, and when I tried to boot win7 from grub I got the loading screen and no progress-ever. I did a /fixmbr ...
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Direct boot to a named USB device

Is there a method for adding an option line in the GRUB loader (Ubuntu 10.10) that directs the boot specifically to a named USB device? If so, can you provide an example of the line to add? This is ...
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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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Is running Burg on 15.04 possible?

Is it possible to have grub2 replaced with burg on Ubuntu 15.04? I had it on 14.04 but I'm struggling to get it on 15.04, does there need to be in a repository for 15.04 or something like that? If so, ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu on external hard drive

I have this very weird problem with my Ubuntu installation. I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive (Seagate 2 Terabytes usb3) and everything seems normal. But when I unplug the external hard ...
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Do I need a bootloader in my existing hard disk to boot from USB?

The question is aimed at understanding the boot functionality when I try to boot from USB/a pendrive containing an OS. Does it use the bootloader of my existing OS in the HDD when I try to boot from ...
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Partitions deleted, disk cleared, but boot info still there

I've been trying to set up my ThinkPad T420 to boot Windows 10 Technical Preview on disk 0 (/dev/sda) and Ubuntu on disk 1 (/dev/sdb). I've reinstalled many times, and now I'm having trouble booting ...
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Bootchart and how to optimize boot time

I have spent some time researching how to decrease my boot time. I made several changes to my grub boot parameters. However I could really use some help to understanding what else I could do. I spent ...
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How to install multiple Linux Distros and Windows 8 on UEFI?

I want to install Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 for daily use + Ubuntu Studio for audio production. The method I've followed is to install W8 in the clean disk, then shrink the Windows personal data ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can't restart from Ubuntu 12.10

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 Pro. Both run seamlessly but I've had the persistent issue of not being able to restart my machine properly from Ubuntu. If I am on Ubuntu and hit the '...
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Burg Custom Icons work only with specific themes

I have made a custom icon for burg loader for my Lenovo Recovery Partition.I have made 3 icons : large_qdrive.png (128 X 128 pixels) small_qdrive.png (24 X 24 pixels) grey_qdrive.png (128 x 128 ...
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Does Ubuntu's bootloader support native virtual machine booting?

I'm still fairly new to Linux and I was wondering if the Ubuntu boot loader can be configured to boot natively to a virtual machine similar to Windows7/Server 2008 "vhd with native boot" feature? I'...
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Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit and 32 bit on two drives

I recently acquired a 64 bit machine which works well (AMD 64 3800+). I had an old Dell P4 machine which I had configured to dual-boot 11.10 32-bit and Win XP SP3. I wish to install the disk from my ...
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GRUB Drops to Rescue Shell - Fix MBR and Windows Bootloader

I shall just give a bit of background information. I updated a broken Ubuntu installation to Oneiric from the live CD a while ago, and everything appeared to be working fine. Because I don't use the ...
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How to remove a duplicate Ubuntu Installation without ruining OS boot menu

I have a dual boot setup: windows vista and ubuntu. But, I actually have a duplicate Ubuntu install that I setup a long time ago to get my bootmenu back... (my computer at one point could not find ...
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Burg installing

I tried installing Burg to make my dual boot look better. So, I followed these instructions up to the part where it says: "BURG found! Do you want to configure BURG instead of grub2?, click Yes.". ...
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Installing Ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS 32-bit from CD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a server that i got. So i burn Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on a CD (It's a pretty old server) but when it boots i get nothing but this "- flashing" I tried two different ...
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update-grub shows “No volume groups found”

Whenever I run sudo update-grub in a terminal, I get the following output: Generating grub configuration file ... Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png Found ...
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back [duplicate]

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then took out the existing HDD and swap in a new HDD to install linux on it with uefi. ...
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ADB device offline on ubuntu, can't unlock the bootloader

sudo ./adb reboot bootloader error: device unauthorized. Please check the confirmation dialog on your device. I'm getting the above error while trying to connect my Yureka! to my ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I don'...
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Configuring grub for Ubuntu on Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10

Situation I have installed Ubuntu Linux 14.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10. The only problem I'm facing now is to configure the bootloader. I'm quite familiar with Ubuntu, but not with grub or ...
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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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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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Bootloader issue on dual-boot

First of all I would like to mention that, I'm completely aware of the duplication rule of this forum and this post has been made only after due research on the topic. Problem I dual-booted a pre-...
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Installed windows 8 and it replaced BURG bootloader [duplicate]

Hey guys I was using Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.10 and not installed windows 8 on the same partition as windows 7. But its replared my BURG bootloader and now its just loading windows 8. So what can I ...
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Remove the additional entries in grub [duplicate]

I was trying to get a dual-boot set up with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04. After installing Ubuntu, it wouldn't let me go back into Windows 8. So I ran boot-repair and it fixed it self. Now I have all ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not start on MacBook Pro: Black screen

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook Pro running OSX 10.8 (the laptop itself is brand new as of March 2013, if that tells you something about the model.) However, when I boot Ubuntu, I'm ...
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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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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 /etc/grub.d/...
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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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How can I use the installer to manually boot into a system without GRUB installed?

For the sake of experimentation, I am trying to document a minimal procedure for a pure EFI boot of 14.04 on a Mac Mini. This involves installing a base system (using the Mac-flavoured server install ...
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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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How to manually install boot loader?

My attempt to upgrade to 12.04 failed, so I burnt a 12.04 CD, and asked to do a full install, getting rid of all previous OS (I had Windows as well as 11.10). All seemed well until the very end when ...