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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Completely shagged my laptop with LILO

They say curiosity killed the cat- well I have managed to kill my computer by incorrectly installing lilo. I don't actually know why I thought I needed to install it but regardless, I need someone who ...
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Ubuntu - win 8.1 dual boot - ssd and uefi woes

I built my new computer last week and decided it was about time I installed my dual boot. I disconnected the gpu as I was getting an out of range issue with the monitors, presumably as a result of not ...
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What should I do when Windows Boot Manager comes instead of GRUB, even after boot repair?

I know that this question has been asked before, but none of the solutions have solved my problem. Ubuntu boots and runs properly with the USB I used to install it plugged in to the computer, but ...
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Deleted Windows installed partition and also the System Partition

I had dual boot on my laptop Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.0.2 and than i decided to remove windows completely and i booted from usb and removed widows partition and also the system Partition which was the ...
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Bootloader with mouse support

Are there any boot loaders which support using a mouse to select the operating system / boot options? This will not just be a helpful as a convenience feature, but is required for old laptops (like ...
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Help: need to install every thing including boot loader in another drive

I have an old laptop whose C and D drive have lots of bad sectors but none in other drives. I have been keeping an eye on bad sectors and they are not increasing. I installed Ubuntu in E drive but ...
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linux icon appearing in rEFind even after uninstalling linux

i installed ubuntu 12.04 on my mac.and i uninstalled it and but after that when i boot up using rEFind it shows me an linux icon saying that boot linux from whole disk space.how can i get rid of it?.
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HP laptop using Ubuntu can't boot!

I have HP 255 G2 laptop which uses Ubuntu. I was using the laptop and I saw that it was not working properly. I rebooted but it still doesn't boot . It shows me the usual black screen with a line on ...
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no bootloader. only grub screen appeara

Windows 7 and Ubuntu were installed on my laptop . it was working zsmoothly until now. The bootloader dosen't show up and grub shows up instead
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Help with installation on system with SSD and HDD

So, I've read lots of threads here about dual booting between Ubuntu and Windows. I am a gamer so, unfortunately I am chained to windows. Below is my question. I have an SSD with windows 7 installed. ...
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Boot loader chooses OS with right arrow

There are several times I want to choose the last listed OS in the list, but I accidentally hit the right arrow and (to my big disappointment) it behaves just like I have clicked enter. Is this a bug ...
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GNU GRUB 2.0 bootloader

After I added a custom splash (Plymouth), the boot loader menu randomly appears waiting for user input. I confirmed the settings in the grub cfg file are correct to disable the menu. For a test, I ...
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Problem in installation with ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1, dual boot

I installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1 and it doesn't boot in windows now. grub-repair shows the following error: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11794084/
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Messed up grub boot order

While I was messing around with my boot order I moved efi firmware to the top and restarted my machine. Now I am stuck in a loop of uefi and boot orders trying to get back to my desktop. How do I fix ...
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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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Dual boot with windows and user GRUB

I have 3 storage devices. An SSD with windows on it and 2 HDDs. I want to install Ubuntu on one of the HDDs but I want it in a way that when the computer starts up I get the GRUB selection thing. Im ...
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Does Re-installing Ubuntu remove Windows/Other OSes?

I have a dual boot laptop, and recently install Windows 10 Technical preview on it (also with Windows 7 Installed), but that got rid of the Ubuntu purple boot menu. I want to re-install it, but I ...
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Using failed hard drive as storage [closed]

Situation: Hard drive failed to boot could not be fixed with my level of knowledge Action I took : Bought new Hard drive and loaded Ubuntu 14.04 (had a copy handy) on it. I then used "Nautilus" ...
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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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Try (hd0,1): NTFS5: stalls forever

After installing Ubuntu it asks me to reboot my system, when I do that I get following error: Try (hd0,0): NTFS5: No Wubildr Try (hd0,1): NTFS5: the second line just stalls forever. How should I ...
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No configuration file found - Live USB error

I created a bootable flash drive with ubuntu 14.04 desktop, using the instructions from here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows However, I got this message when ...
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Load Ubuntu without GRUB, Is it possible?

I have two partitions. The first partition contains Windows. I use a second partition for Ubuntu without GRUB. How can I make Windows bootloader can detect Ubuntu? I do not want to use GRUB. Is it ...
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Boot Problem: “Boot Loader; /casper/vmlinuz: read error @ 0”

I have a SanDisk - Cruzer 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Black as my usb, I used the link http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop to download Ubuntu 15.04 64-Bit and I used ...
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Can't unlock bootloader on my Wiko Goa

I'm trying to port Ubuntu Touch to my Wiko Goa. However, I'm unable to unlock the bootloader. Could someone please help me?
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rEFInd Question: Remove multiple boot items?

Just installed Ubuntu on a separate drive (not partitioned with any other OS), as well as rEFInd, on my Mac Pro. I managed to get it all to start up properly and can boot to any of the locations from ...
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How to boot directly into Windows 10 from grub on Windows8.1-Windows10-Ubuntu15.04 tripleboot system?

I have a tripleboot system having Windows8.1, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I choose Windows from grub menu, it takes me to Windows bootloader giving choice between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. How ...
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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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Easiest way to get GRUB bootloader to appear first

so here's my problem. I'm running a dual boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS setup, I forgot to install the GRUB bootloader when I was partitioning for the Ubuntu 14.10 installation. This forces me to boot ...
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my pc displays GRUB and doesn't starts

I just tried to install ubuntu on my PC. I ran Wubi and rebooted computer. My pc has two partitions, one with windows installed and the other with an ubuntu-based linux OS called Linkat, created in my ...
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Restore Windows 8.1 bootloader after installing Ubuntu on a separate HDD

I have Windows 8 installed on a separate HDD and Ubuntu on a separate HDD as well. So I re-installed Ubuntu 14.14 because my previous installation was corrupted. Now when I boot my computer there is ...
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Dual boot into ubuntu with windows boot manager?

Noob here, please bear with me. I installed Ubuntu 14 LTS on a separate partition of size 10GB and formatted it to ext4 during installation. Now it is not visible through windows. The installation ...
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cannot boot to windows 7 after installing unbuntu on another internal disk

I have a windows 7 64bit desktop (sda). I've been getting into linux after experimenting with raspbian/raspberry pi 2. decided to install ubuntu (sdc) on a spare internal drive separately from windows ...
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Does the UEFI partition either “MUST” or “SHOULD” be first for some reason? If so why?

In a non-English Ubuntu-it.org wiki page it's stated that the UEFI partition MUST be always placed at the start of the disk. This is not the case in the English Ubuntu Community Help Wiki page. So ...
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How to Remove the bootloader and automativally start ubuntu 14.04

Currently I am using Ubuntu alongside Windows 7.I have decided to get rid of windows and gain some extra disk space.That's easy. But How am i Supposed to remove the Bootloader at startup and directly ...
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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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Get proper boot on Grub2

This question is very similar to others one but I haven’t find a precise answer to my problem. I have one hard drive, with 4 partitions : A first system partition with window's bootloader A ...
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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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Boot-sector size is constant? [closed]

I read that first sector on any partition needs to be reserved for bootloader, regardless of weather it is used or not. But sector sizes changed from 512 to 4096 bytes. So how much space must really ...
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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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how to add win to boot menu

I have 2 hard drives, 1 wit win and 1 with ubuntu how to easly add win to boot menu? I've installed grub customizer, can it be done by that program?
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Cant boot OS from USB/DVD after deleting linux partition [duplicate]

After trying in google for almost 2 days I came here to post this. I had Windows and linux in my hard disk. I tried to format linux but mistakenly deleted the partition. It got hung and forcefully ...
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Restore Windows Installation [duplicate]

I've got the following problem: I had a ssd (sda) with windows 8 installed. Now I added another ssd (sdb) and installed ubuntu 14.10 on it, but I didn't create a efi partition and installed to sda. So ...
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How to set windows (8.1) boot manager as defualt

I would like to set the windows boot manager as the default boot manager instead of grub, could someone please help me out? I've been on google for a while and all i can find are instructions for ...
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How to boot Ubuntu in complete darkness?

Is there a way to load Ubuntu without the splash screen or verbose mode? That means no visual queues or code reporting. Is this possible? Known settings in the grub loader: Verbose Mode ...
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Can't boot windows 7 after reininstalling ubuntu 14.04

I had Windows 7 at first and i needed Ubuntu for some project , so dual booted windows 7 alongside Ubuntu and was working perfectly . Then ,got some issues with Ubuntu so reinstalled Ubuntu again . ...
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cant install windows 8 while ubuntu is already installed ! [want to dual boot] [duplicate]

I am having ubuntu 12.04 LTS , I was trying to install windows8 but at the partition selection i got this error " We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing partition" . But i had ...
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Grub loader always takes 10 seconds

The default grub loader is always runing 10 second countdown before launching Ubuntu 14.04. This is how it looks in etc/default/grub: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 ...
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How do I get Xubuntu to automatically boot from startup? [Xubuntu 14.10] [duplicate]

At the moment to boot up my Ubuntu system I have to: Turn on my laptop Hold Shift to start up GRUB Select Ubuntu and press enter Log in I would like to just turn on my laptop and then when Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu grub in dual boot

I have a Windows 7/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS dual boot and I've been using it with the Windows boot loader for a while. After a while, when I choose Ubuntu in the Windows boot loader I am redirected to the ...