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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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 ...
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How to unlock Boot-loader of android Phone?

i Want to unlock boot-loader of android phone. Actually i want to dual boot the android phone with android and Ubuntu . For that i have to unlock boot-loader first . Whenever i run fast boot oem ...
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BUC - Just One Click Unavailable BURG

Some months ago, I installed and customized BURG in my Desktop using the SBM and BUC (Just One Clic). Now, I've bought a Laptop and I installed Linux Mint 16, with Cinnamon. I was trying to install ...
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Boot Wubi in another bootloader

I have a MacBook Pro 9.2, with 2 partitions (3, considering Mac OS Recovery), one with MacOS X and another with Windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu through Wubi in Windows and I'd like to, if possible, ...
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Cloning and partitioning

I am trying to turn some partitions into extended so that I can install windows as I am trying to learn asp.net (as I cannot exceed 4 primary partitions). I am thinking of: --> Cloning /home and / ...
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Disk failure and bootloading problem

I have the next problem , every 3 minutes a little message tells me there is a hard disk error. So when I asked it to tell me more it said there is a risk for my hard, failure. I don' t know why, as ...
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Dual HDD, Win7 & Ubuntu

I have a pc that has Windows 7 on it, and a hard drive that I recently installed and put Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on. The problem I encounter is that grub does not load Windows 7, and gives me an error when ...
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Ubuntu does not boot after installation

I have solely put on ubuntu onto a laptop that had windows vista and seven on. I installed Ubuntu completely both 12.0.4 and 13.10, but it dies not start after installation. The restart stalls or is ...
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How do I make my native Windows 8 Lenovo laptop boot grub?

I like to think I'm not a novice on this issue but this situation is proving me wrong. I've been trying for about two days to figure out a way for my Lenovo S415 to install Ubuntu. I have disabled ...
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Disable Grub bootloader's GRUB_TIMEOUT=-1 after failed startup?

My title may be incorrect, but I hope I get the idea across... You know, when you have a failed startup and Grub decides next time it starts up it'll disable the countdown and give you indefinite ...
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Can't install from bootable USB or ISO for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Booting from USB flashdrive fails in my attempts to replace Win7 Home Premium which has two partitions, C: and D:, on my hard drive. I also attempted the boot from USB (in all the USB slots I have) ...
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Grub on boot partition using raid0 and swap partition question

I'm new on this linux stuff and english isn't my language so have some patience please. =) Question 1: *When a boot partition is created during or before a installation of Ubuntu, is Grub bootloader ...
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Can't get Windows to boot from GRUB

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and am having some issues getting GRUB to work with me. Whenever I want to get to GRUB (to boot Ubuntu), I have to manually select it: . Then I can select Ubuntu ...
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Fix bootloader after removing Ubuntu from a dual boot system?

I have installed a Ubuntu alongside Pre-installed Windows-8... And now I have uninstalled Ubuntu. But the problem is that after removing Ubuntu and typing "bootrec/Fixmbr" in Command Prompt, there is ...
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How to change boot image

How do i change the image that appears during boot back to the ubuntu default? I had installed gnome desktop before and after uninstall it had left it like that.
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Boot problem after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 alongside Windows 8 - only get to grub prompt

I tried to install ubuntu 12.4.03 (64bit) alongside the pre-installed windows 8 (64bit) from a live DVD. The hard drive is HP 110-13 EG desktop computer with intel Core i3-324oT and NVIDIA GeForce ...
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Re-configure GRUB to directly boot to Ubuntu on dual-boot

I'm curently Dual-booting between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 both are 32-bit I'm installing it on a HDD with Ubuntu Bootloader installed on an external Pendrive (So if i want to boot Ubuntu i must ...
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How to install Ubuntu touch on LG E617G Optimus L5 [duplicate]

I have been tinkering with my LG Optimus L5 E617G and can't seem to find any good instructions on how to install Ubuntu Touch or even get to the bootloader to do so... If anyone has any suggestions ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 error installing GRUB- dual boot w/ Windows 8 separate disks [duplicate]

I am basically completely new to Linux, so I do not have a lot of terminology knowledge right here. I built my computer last year and have a 120GB SDD where Windows 8 64bit is installed along with a ...
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boot cd problem

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on CD, in the boot turned on only reading from the disc, but at startup I get the message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 image on an Android tablet

After installing the image using the complete linux app, it switches to terminal mode and displays the "SU: not found". It should go to rootlocalhost. Is there anything I can do to fix this. I have ...
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Cannot boot windows after installing ubuntu 12.04 on windows 8 machine [duplicate]

I attempted ubuntu 64 bit installation on a windows 8 machine, using a separate parition for ubuntu. New Ubuntu installation works fine, but there is no option to boot windows 8 now, though I could ...
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What are BootInfo and boot-sav folders?

Those folders are located in /mnt/. Which program creates them and for what purpose? /mnt$ ls BootInfo boot-sav BootInfo: sda2 sdb1 boot-sav: sda2 sdb1
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After installation, why won't my laptop boot with Ubuntu 12.04.3?

After downloading Ubuntu 12.04.3, I proceed to restart my system and receive an error message. It basically says there an error with the file: ubuntu/winboot (not exact). Either there is an error or ...
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Bootloading problems after partition

I used a Linux live USB key to install Ubuntu 12.04 along side another Ubuntu 12.04. After successful installation, it didn't show any boot choosing screen, and booted directly in my old OS. So I ...
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Grubs manual installation on windows

Should I install a boot loader before I install Ubuntu? If so, how can I install it manually from windows 7?
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Basic multiboot USB guide

There are some Question here on askubuntu about this. but they mostly use GUI, and or cli. What am looking for is, a basic guide on how to install grub or other on my 16GB USB, and a simple guide on ...
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I see a screen full of skinny stripes instead of Grub, why is that?

All graphics drivers activated, using the NVIDIA 304 something, without the "[recommended]" phrase after it (there's two 304's). I fixed it be enabling MBR, but can't access ubuntu any more, should I ...
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Dell Inspiron Mini 12 bootloader fails to install [duplicate]

My daughter gave me her Dell 12 Mini with a version 8 something of Ubuntu. I first loaded version 13 but it ran really, really slowly. I just loaded 12.04.3 replacing version 13 but got this ...
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Ubuntu Black Screen after Loader

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. It should be noted that I am not at all knowledgable of how Ubuntu works, but I have a tendency to mess around with things. After attempting to fix some problems I was ...