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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Unable to dual boot windows 8.1 with ubuntu 14.04

I m new to this forum and to linux. I have windows 8.1 pre-installed in my HP 15-r007tx and I wanna make it dual boot with ubuntu. But last I tried I finished installing ubuntu based on a few videos ...
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GNU GRUB Ubuntu option gone!

Hi there I seem to have a serious problem that google wasn't able to help me with. I'm a novice with GNU systems. I was clearing up some space on my boot folder (which of course what I think went ...
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Kubuntu installer will not offer uefi option but did once

Where to install boot loader. Kubuntu installer offered uefi...worked. Now after crssh on reinstalling only offers reserved BIOS area for grub but then won't boot - no drive shows
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How to restore boot menu (UEFI)?

I had Windows and Ubuntu both installed in UEFI mode. Then I installed 32-bit Ubuntu (there was no UEFI partition in the list of partition types, so I just installed it as is without specifying UEFI ...
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Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Touch has a locked boot-loader

I asked the Meizu support responsible for the Ubuntu Touch, about shipping, taxes and if the bootloader was locked. The information I received is surprising to me. Can someone else confirm this, ...
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Windows Dualboot Bootloader Problem

Being new to Ubuntu, for the past two days I am having trouble getting my Ubuntu and Windows dualboot to work together. The setup is as follows: Partition Setup /dev/sda2 is where I want Ubuntu to ...
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Ubnuntu does not get start after installing tomcat

I have installed tomcat 8 and shutdown my laptop,when I start it after login It doesn't show anything.Right click is also disable and only splash screen appear with homepaper.I'm using 15.10 ubuntu....
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Help in manually adding Windows 8.1 to grub loader

I have just repaired my boot loader using the instructions in this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i97y5Y2nChs Although it can detect Linux Ubuntu, it can't detect my Windows 8.1. The Youtube ...
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Boot initialization problem, boot unknown partition, dual boot pc

It has been 3 days I'm trying to solve the boot problem. I have two systems, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 in different partitions. I have tried many solutions: I used Boot-Repair but it didn't work. ...
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How to use the linux version of yumi?

On the pendrivelinux website they is a tool call yumi which you can use to create multi boot flashdrive which is supported Windows and Linux but I am having trouble with finding help on how to use the ...
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Can Windows 10 and Ubuntu bootloaders reside on one partition?

I was having Windows 10 on my system and I installed Ubuntu 15.04 specifying boot partition same as where Windows 10 bootloader was residing. Now in the grub it is showing both Windows 10 and Ubuntu ...
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No option for booting from Ubuntu on dual boot with two HDD, boot loader problem

I have two HDD on my PC. I have installed windows 7 on first one, and today I installed ubuntu 15.10 on second one (sdb7,8,9), and selected sdb for boot loader installation. Then I rebooted and ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 boot loader for dualboot with OS X El Capitan

I want to install Ubuntu 15.10 for dualboot with OS X. I made the partitions (Ext2 for /boot, Ext4 for / and /home and SWAP) with gparted from the live stick; starting the installation Ubuntu doesn't ...
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Ubuntu won't ever start

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 14.04. It worked fine until I rebooted the computer using Windows and GRUB disappeared. I followed a guide and tried to solve the problem with a Boot Repair Live ...
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Error when installing the grub2 package in /target/

I'm new to Linux and I have only used Windows so far (Currently: windows 8). But for a Bachelor Project at my university, I was advised to use Linux in combination with computations in statistical ...
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Bootloader Failure

I was updating my Ubuntu and it got stuck on installing for x86/efi and stopped responding. So I forced restart then all of what I get is a black grub page. I had such problem before and someone ...
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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 machine,...
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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 boot-...
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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 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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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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After messing with EasyBCD no entry in Boot Manager

I installed BURG and before I had Easy BCD in my MBR, Everything fine only problem when picking Windows to boot the EasyBCD Windows Boot Manager showed up. So I booted to Windows removed all entries ...
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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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I installed GRUB bootloader on the Win SSD, should I be worried? Dual Boot

I installed Ubuntu yesterday on my Notebook's SSD. Windows 8.1 preinstalled on the other (m.2) SSD. I'm not really experienced with this stuff, sorry. I installed the GRUB(?) boot loader onto the ...
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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 : http://paste.ubuntu.com/...
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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 14....
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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 ...