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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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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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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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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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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GRUB Rescue + Can't get to Win7

Hello and Thank You for taking the time to read the following: I had Fedora 20 and Win7 dual-booted on my Acer Laptop, but today I decided I wanted to get rid of Fedora and make better use of the hdd ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Installing ubuntu server 13.04 amd64 over RAID1 won't show grub boot loader

There was a Windows 2008 server R2 machine with a 500GB raid 1 via Intel hardware. I'm installing Ubuntu Server 13.04 amd64, over the raid 1... The installer recognizes the RAID, and I confirm to ...
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Can't Boot Windows (Gives “Repair Windows” Option)

I have a few extra hardrvies without anything on them. So about a week ago I created a "Live" Usb to see if my system was compatible. After a week of testing and playing I liked it enough to install ...
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Windows 8 doesn't appear in the bootloader after installing Ubuntu 13.04

On my windows 8 PC I installed ubuntu 13.04 through USB. After that no option to select Windows 8 was in the bootloader. How can I add Windows 8 to the bootloader?
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Wubi: Hide Windows boot manager unless I want to boot Ubuntu

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu through Wubi for learning and testing purposes. After that, every time I start the PC the Windows boot manager shows up and asks me which OS I want to boot into - ...
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missing operating system message after installing ubuntu 12.04 on windows 7 and windows 8

Initially, I had Windows 7 and Windows 8 running on the same system.(dual boot). And I wanted to install Ubuntu for my work. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and burned it on a disk and installed it. While ...
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Booting to grub from rEFInd

So I currently have arch linux(64 bit), Lubuntu(32 bit), and Windows 8(64bit) all installed on my Laptop(Thinkpad t430). I instaled arch before lubuntu and was using rEFInd to boot into it and ...
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How can I get my old bootloader back?

I installed something and now I have bootloader from Debian. It's not my screenshot!! I have Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. ->Ubuntu 12.04 ->Ubuntu 12.04 (recovery) ->Previous versions... ...
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dual booting ubuntu without affecting recovery disk

I bought a new laptop with genuine windows 8 with a recovery partition built in. I need to install ubuntu without affecting to the current configurations. This is how my partition table looks in ...
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Where I should install GRUB bootloader, and chainloading bootloader?

I wanted to install Ubuntu Studio, and I'm confused where I should install GRUB. I wanted to chainload bootloader (because I want to dual-boot) and keeps Windows Bootloader, because I'm using EasyBCD. ...
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Dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu Studio

I have experience failed to boot system after installing Ubuntu, and I won't that happens again. I wanted to install (again) Ubuntu, but this time Ubuntu Studio. So I just ask a few questions: ...
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Do I boot from a Live CD now that I'm stuck on grub rescue>

I've read all the details on how to fix getting stuck in grub, but I think I may have wiped out Ubuntu and somehow grub is still there. I get: grub rescue> error: unknown file system ls give me: (hd0) ...
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unable to get bootloader on Ubuntu12.04

I have dual boot Lenovo laptop g580. I have already Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit installed . I want Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit that's why I tried to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit in place of 32 bit. ...
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How to access the NTFS partition where I've installed BOOT-LOADER of ubuntu 9.04?

I have two HDDs>> hd0 is internal , hd1 is external. I installed Ubuntu 9.04 in the external hdd as follows: "\home" ext3-partition in (hd1,2) "\root" ext3-partition in (hd1,3) "swap" ...
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Broken install of Ubuntu Studio 12.04LTS

I am a budding Linux enthusiast who seems to keep running into problems, but am determined to fix this one. Hopefully someone here can help:) I was having some problems with an install of Ubuntu ...
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Boot Loader doesn't offer windows 7?

I have two HDD one has windows 7 and I installed ubuntu on second HDD when I reboot there is no windows 7 option?
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How to get out of grub error and stop it from happening again?

I have a Windows 8 laptop. I ran Ubuntu through a live USB and installed it (secure boot doesn't let WUBI otherwise). When I used boot repair to boot back into Windows, it worked. I restarted to go ...
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windows bootstrap loader lost

I recently formatted my windows and re-installed it in a separate partition. Then I deleted the recovery partition. Now when I rebooted my system, it did not show any grub menu. Then I booted the ...
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How to empty Grub Customizer Trash?

I have customized Grub using Grub Customizer (version: 3.0.2). I have deleted some entries which are now in Grub Customizer Trash. Since I have no problem with Grub boot loader, so I want to empty ...
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Ubuntu removed by easybcd but is still appearing in boot menu

I have removed Ubuntu 12.10 from my system with easybcd and deleted the partition containing Ubuntu. Still when I start my system it gives me the option to load into either Windows 7 or Ubuntu. While ...
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Getting around UEFI boot loader to install Ubuntu

I recently added a new 3TB hd to my rig, but when I tried to reinstall Ubuntu I started having problems with the stock UEFI bios/bootloader that came with my asus m5a97 motherboard. I remember facing ...
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dual boot issue : ubuntu has stopped working after installing win 7

I've had Windows 7 (64bit) and Ubuntu 12.10 installed and running fine for a couple of weeks ,due some reason I needed to reinstall windows 7 but since reinstalling windows 7 I'm completely unable to ...
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Bluescreen after Ubuntu 12.10 installation, after recommended boot repair “no filesystem found” please help!

After I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 into my Windows 7 a black screen came up and nothing happened for over five minutes. So I force shutdown my computer and started again on the linux CD. I ...
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Boot path not found, cannot start OS

My desktop is 12.04 64bit, and it cannot boot from the hard drive anymore. When I attempt to it just is stuck on a blank screen with an blinking dash, and nothing happens. I checked with the bios ...
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Problems with booting without USB support from BIOS

I have installed Xubuntu 12.04 in an 60 GB USB 2.0 external HDD. I have been using that rather than my desktop. Recently I found myself in a fairly remote part of a third world country, with a very ...
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Problem in booting Windows Vista after repairing using a boot repair disk

Been using Vista and I recently installed Ubuntu 11 in a separate hard disk(in BIOS, this hard disk was set for the 'Boot from' option)..Apart from the partitions used for Ubuntu, there are 2 more ...
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Problem loading Windows

My Ubuntu shows the startup screen where I've to select the OS option, in it shows Windows 7 option too, but when I choose Windows 7, it doesn't load and shows back the same OS selection screen. Both ...
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Will there be a boot selection screen after uninstalling WUBI installed Ubuntu?

I'd like to know if uninstalling Ubuntu via "Programs and Features" on Windows 7 or Vista would also remove the boot entries that had once been created during installation, and would it thereafter ...
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Can't select anything on GRUB and it just boots to the first option, what could be the problem?

I'm using a USB keyboard but it wasn't like this right after I installed 12.04x64 One detail though: right after I installed the AMD Radeon drivers both the GRUB screen and Ubuntu's boot sequence ...
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GRUB is now the default bootloader and i cant boot without a flashdrive with grub so i can select windows 7

One night I installed ubuntu via live cd a couple times on different size flash-drives and grub is now the default bootloader. I used to could press the power button and it booted directly to windows ...
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Why will Ubuntu 12.04 boot but not install?

I can boot the disk but when it gives me the 5 options -Try Ubuntu without installing -Install Ubuntu -Check disk for defects -Test memory -Boot from first hard disk I select the "Install ...
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I Need Install Burg In My Pc And I Have Some problems

I have some problems: I Got Anger At Ubuntu and uninstalled it (I Have already installed windows 8.1) Now I cant access my hard drive because of my fast boot feature in Windows. Now I thought of ...
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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 ...