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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GNU Grub not loading by default

I have dual booted my machine. First I had installed Windows 8.1, and then I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 version. I had switched off secured boot and power boot options . Now when I boot my ...
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WIndows 7 wont load?

I installed ubuntu in a separate partition and my windows 7 was in a separate partition. so in the grub screen when I choose to load from from windows 7 it wont boot and again the grub screen comes ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to boot?

Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04. Ubuntu installed but reported it could not install bootloader. I chose the 'continue without bootloader' option. Then manually install bootloader via ...
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Windows boots instead of asking which OS to boot

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my HP Compaq Laptop with UEFI, keeping my Windows installation. I rebooted and was prompted if I wanted to boot Windows, Ubuntu or something like ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Ubuntu and Fedora dual boot

i've successfully dual booted fedora and ubuntu, how do i remove the bootloader from fedora and just use ubuntu's bootloader for both fedora and ubuntu (Ubuntu version 14.01 and Fedora 21 )
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Dual boot WIndows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04

OS:Windows 8.1 64 bit. Secure boot:Disabled. Boot mode:Uefi I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit,so i will be able to dualboot.I burned the .iso image to a usb flash drive and run it.Everything ...
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Restoring the bootloader and login screen of Vanilla Ubuntu after installing Ubuntu Studio

I have looked at many similar questions for a while, but I've been so far unsuccessful. I have recently installed Ubuntu Studio after installing Vanilla Ubuntu 14.04, and I am quite new to Ubuntu, ...
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Question about installation: Does Re-installing ubuntu over previous Ubuntu partition delete files?

I installed windows 8,1 and I think the bootloader got messed up and I tried the "check disk for errors" when you first boot the installer and it fixed them, but ubuntu wouldn't start. I have the try ...
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Laptop doesn't boot, fails loading the GRUB bootloader!

I-m facing a very annoiyng issue with my laptop that has a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Since I don't know why the GRUB bootloader stopped to work and the laptop can't load. I'm ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 server installation fails bootloader cannot be installed

I have been trying to install the server edition on a DELL Inspiron Laptop (1564) and it fails at the grub install boot loader step. Ubuntu 10.04 is installed without any problem though. I'm ...
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How to boot compressed image

I've made a single .img. It's a minimal Ubuntu which includes a rootfs and various installs. A kernel and kernel modules are installed. I'd like to compress my .img and have the bootloader load ...
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Ubuntu 14 shows on bootloader menu of 12 but does not boot

I have a tri boot system. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12 on the 1st hard disk. I got a new hard disk (external) and installed Ubuntu 14.0 on it and updated the grub on Ubuntu 12, it was successful but when i ...
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Error Booting Ubuntu / Windows 7 on Laptop

I tried a lot of guides and walkthrough I found on the net, but my problem still persist: I installed the UBUNTU 14.04 LTS release, and installed side by side my Windows Installation. When I finish ...
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How to remove BURG and restore GRUB?

I installed the BURG bootloader today in order to give my boot up screen some style. However, when I choose Ubuntu from the list it freezes on a screen with a bunch of code. Thankfully, I am still ...
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How to set password for grub bootloader?

How to set password for grub bootloader on Ubuntu?
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Need Immediate Help for Kubuntu installation

I am very new for Kubuntu and other Linux OS. I tried to install Kubuntu through my Pen drive and got some error message while installing here you can find error message Traceback (most recent call ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot

Can you please help me, after performing system updates on Ubuntu 14.04.1, my laptop does not boot, only blank screen. I have tried using repair disk but no joy. My file is : ...
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Want to detect Android x86 in Ubuntu GRUB menu

I was using Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 in my Lenovo G560 laptop. Later I installed android x86 4.4.2 (KitKat) but the problem is GRUB is not detecting android x86 in GRUB menu. I had also done the sudo ...
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How to launch windows on default and Linux by choice?

I'm using Windows for everything, but I want to check and learn Linux also. My computer is also used by my family. Is there any possibility to run Windows by default (without any choosing) and Ubuntu ...
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reinstalling boot loader after linux partition removal

The process: I had a Windows 7 partition and an Ubuntu 11.04 partition on the same HDD. (35GB Windows 7, 400GB data, 15GB free for Linux). Windows 7 was installed first, then Ubuntu with GRUB loader. ...
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Where to install the bootloader? Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

So I have decided to attempt to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 Lenovo E545. I was following this guide http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dual-boot-windows-8-ubuntu.html. I was looking at my ...
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installing the boot loader in a seperate pendrive

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 desktop in a PC in which there is two hard drives 1TB and other is 80GB Windows 7 is Installed in the 1TB HD so i am not going to touch it and install ubuntu in the 80Gb ...
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Black screen when bootloading Windows 7

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. Previously, I had Saucy Salamander and Winfows 7 on my PC and all qas running well. I recently formatted my PC and after installing Windows 7 I preferred to install Ubuntu ...
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burg returns to default after running “sudo update-burg”

I made 2 custom icons for the burg bootloader-1.A custom icon for Bodhi linux and 2.Gnome linux....I placed these images in the correct folders and changed their classes appropriately....I then start ...
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Boot loader won't load

I think it is the OS boot manager because it is the first item on "Boot Order". Any ways when Ubuntu loads the first screen I get has purple edges around it (this must be the boot-loader). I don't ...
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grub bootloader + windows

Okay so like 2 days ago I installed Ubuntu on my hp nootbook dm1 (it has no cd-drive). Then, today i deleted my linux partiton (not knowing about grub bootloader) and it just boots fine into windows ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu with Refind from an external hdd on a MacBook Pro

I'm dual-booting a late-2013 Macbook Pro with Ubuntu 14.04 x64 (vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic) and OSX 10.9.2 with Refind. This worked well after I installed Refind's ext4 driver. I also have the ...
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Problem Installing ubuntu via usb in ASUS R510C

My boot loader doesn't recognize the usb for booting and installing ubuntu. I already disabled the secure boot and it still does not recognize the usb. If there is anyone that has encountered the ...
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Laptop not booting

I've got a Vaio laptop that used to work with 13.10. I did an upgrade to 14.04 and since then it does not want to boot any more, that is it doesn't seem to reach grub: I'm stuck on a "BIOS" screen ...
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Ubuntu booting problem

I have installed Ubuntu 12 alongside Ubuntu, but when I start my PC there is no option to enter Windows 7 or Ubuntu. Please help me out. I have a lot of my university assignments. Thanks in advance.
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Delete the boot partition

Boot configuration is on NTFS partition and I have Ubuntu side-loaded on my computer. I want to delete the NTFS partition completely and format the drive as ext4 file system. But, I assume that ...
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Installed Proprietary AMD Graphics Drivers from Settings, Rebooted, and Display Always Turns Off After Decrypting Partitions on Boot Screen

I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10 on my system, fiddled around a bit until I was comfortable with the system, and then went to the Settings window and elected to installed the proprietary AMD ...
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Mac efi bootloader doesn't show ubuntu, and GRUB load automatically

Right now when I start my computer GRUB loads, and then I can select if I want to start either OS X or Ubuntu, and if I start the computer holding down the alt-option key to load Mac's efi bootloader ...
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Removing Grub2 and reverting back to windows 8 boot loader

I'm new to stack exchange and Ubuntu. This question might be repeated but none of the solutions worked for me. I have Ubuntu installed on my external hdd. I could boot it fine without any issues. ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 ...