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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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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Removing Grub / Restoring Windows Bootloader [duplicate]

I really need you help because I ran out of solutions. I've installed Ubuntu in a USB pen, and I thought that I could use it just by booting from the USB port whenever I wanted to use Ubuntu. What ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu installation unsuccessful in Windows 8

I installed ubuntu from USB flash drive. I partitioned drives for swap, ram and home directories. I also partitioned 700 MB separate space for device bootloader. when nearing installation, I got an ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is stuck at startup after upgrading, now I wanna install a new copy of 13.10

I installed 12.04 as a fresh copy which made grub as my default bootloader and windows 7 loader became 6th option in this bootloader. Now My Query is, If I install a fresh copy of 13.10 in the same ...
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How to replace GRUB with Windows 8.1 default boot manager? [duplicate]

I have a Windows PC that is running Windows 8.1 and today I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside with Windows, however Ubuntu seem to replace the default boot manager with GRUB.
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Dual boot: Windows 8 and Ubuntu

I am not able to see the Ubuntu OS during the PC boot, and it boots directly into Windows 8. Please see my Boot-Repair info.
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How to disable boot selection [duplicate]

I have ubuntu server running inside a virtual machine that starts after Windows starts, then it runs in the background (using virtualbox headless). The machine is supposed to run as a server in the ...
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Change default bootloader to Grub2

I had changed the bootloader to Windows using EasyBCD. I had added Grub2 as one of the boot options via this. Unfortunately, when I tried to boot to Grub2 I got the error "NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr is ...
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ubuntu boot issue

So I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 x64 on my laptop that already has Windows 7 x64 (a dual boot installation) and after restarting my laptop i get the following message. error: no such partition ...
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Ubuntu infinite loading

I am new here, so I would highly appreciate your help. I have Ubuntu 13.04. I've had a swap partition I created earlier, so hibernation worked well for my Dell Vostro V131. Last time when I used ...
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Suspected problems with bootloader and Windows 8

So by now this question has probably been asked a hundred times, but I figured I might as well ask it again to get some details on my specific situation. So far I have been using Linux (mostly ...
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Ubuntu is still on rEFIt

I just used a Ubuntu Live DVD to uninstall ubuntu from my mac by formatting both ext4 and linux-swap partitions to fat32 and then deleting them (so I could resize mac's partition later using apple's ...
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Problem with Boot repair

I am new to Linux. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along Windows 7. I followed all the steps to install until I received a message that Ubuntu is successfully installed and restart your ...
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Ran auto-updates on Ubnutu 12.04 and grub2 lost Windows 7

I have a dual boot system with two hard drives -- one for Windows 7 and the other for Ubuntu (now 3.5.0-43). I ran the most recent Ubuntu updates and lost my Windows 7 entry in grub. I've attempted ...
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getting rid of “earlier version of windows” on a dual boot ubuntu/windows7 system

I started with a clean XP install ( <- my original boot partition - partition1) I then added a Win7 side-by-side on partition2. THEN i added ubuntu 12.04 LTS with grub boot on partition3. GRUB ...
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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 ...
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Set Ubuntu partition back to active and boot with Chameleon

I recently installed OS X (Hackintosh) on my PC on a partion, alongside Windows and Ubuntu. After some try with settings bootloader and other, my Ubuntu partition is no more active. Grub has been ...
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How do I boot back to my Windows OS?

Help! I can't get back to my windows OS!!! I tried boot repair, but I still can't figure out how to boot to my Windows 8.1. When I first installed Ubuntu, I had this problem, then I eventually got ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04

Sorry if the subject is already answered but I can't find the solution. I have a clean install of Windows 7 and I installed ubuntu 12.04 as a second OS. I manually did this partitioning using gparted ...
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Restore backup of WinEFI or UEFI (not sure) that boot-repair made

I have a laptop that supports EFI/UEFI. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The way I installed my OSes was like this: I installed Win 8.1 in the required partitions then Installed ubuntu and ...
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How to remove this ?? And fix grub.

Hi i install the ubuntu with wubi , i fix the problem hdd 0,0 no wubidl but now i have for 1second this hdd 0,0 error prefix is not set and system booting how to remove this ? I know this is only text ...
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How do you change which monitor displays the Grub login screen?

I have my computer plugged into my monitor and my Big screen TV through HDMI, whenever I boot it wants to show the Grub2 bootloader on the TV and not on the monitor, this hurts my neck .. lmao ... the ...
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How to set Grub Password

Red Hat Linux has grub-md5-crypt for setting up a grub password. How to do the same in Ubuntu 13.10 ?
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bootloader install failed

I have lenovo u510 with windows 8. This ultrabook has 24GB SSD and I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 in it. I changed bios from UEFI to legacy and I used a LiveDVD. I created a 17GB partition when I ...
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Installation problem 13.10 : bootloader didn't install

tried installing 13.10 on A NEW BUILD . went clean untill the end when i got a message the bootloader didn't load properly and i need to download it manually. didn't manage to do it by my self. thanks ...
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Using boot-repair offline? [closed]

Hey guys just a quick quevstion, I have 14.04 installed currently alongside W8. As usual W8 became the default boot. I'm trying to get grub to be the default boot. I've seen lots of recommendations ...
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How do I remove unnecessary entries from rEFInd?

I recently replaced Linux mint with Xubuntu. I'm using the rEFInd boot loader installed from Windows 8. The problem is that after I removed Mint, I can still view an entry in rEFInd with Mint's icon ...
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boot problem grub rescue error shows in ubuntu

I have two operating system, one is ubuntu & othet is windows7. When i am open my system, i saw a problem "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>" how to solve this problem?
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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Booting back into windows 7

I recently installed ubuntu 13.10 alongside my windows 7 operating system. Whenever I boot my computer i am given the ubuntu loader where i can select either windows7 loader or ubuntu. When i press ...
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Fix Grub Boot Loader after partition [duplicate]

I have a system with dual boot for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The system uses Grub as its boot loader. But, today by mistake, i shrank the Windows Volume and created a new Volume and all worked fine, ...
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Grub rescue halt everything

I have pre-installed window8 laptop and i was trying to installed ubuntu, but when i restart it , following error comes error: file 'boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. Entering in the rescue ...
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right place to install ubuntu bootloader

I installed ubuntu on a windows machine, but after restart the computer automatically booted windows without showing me boot option. I think I might have installed my ubuntu bootloader in the wrong ...
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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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Ubuntu touch flashing failed/taking to long. Black screen! Redeploy help!

So i'm brand new to the whole unlock, root and flashing thing. I just tried flashing Ubuntu touch on my Galaxy Nexus (international GSM/HSPA+) and everything seamed fine until the very end when i got ...