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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GRUB Issues Acer Aspire v5-513

OK, this laptop is pissing me off. I did a dual-boot install of Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 13.04. I've done this many times on other systems, and never had a problem. I am now. The installation went ...
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Please help me fix my Ubuntu installation and the bootloader issues

My situation is the following I have no Linux experience. I have a hard disk with two partitions. One used to have Windows 7 on it, the other one was recently formatted in preparation for an Ubuntu ...
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how to get ubuntu on bootloader

I have install C Drive window 7 and E driver Ubuntu. It works fine, when first time rum my computer it comes boot loader(choosing option) which OS do you want run. But some problem in my window 7, ...
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How can I make changes to the boot options?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Now when I start the computer I am presented with the new boot options where I can choose whether I want to boot into Windows or Ubuntu. I would like to keep ...
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Ubuntu is gone after reinstalling Windows 7 [duplicate]

My Windows 7 got infected with a seriouly bad virus, just because I disabled my anti-virus, so after I re-enabled it I tryed to fight of viruses by doing a start-up scan, but my anti-virus froze and ...
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Add windows boot manager entry for Ubuntu on Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu few months back via the windows installer and use it on a daily basis on my notebook in a dual-boot setup. I wanted to free up some space in Win7 by removing some programs and I ...
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Installed ubuntu 12.04 but only terminal shows and there is no option to start windows 7

When i start my laptop it shows a menu "GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3.9" with options ubuntu, with linux 3.5.0-23-generic, ubuntu, with linux 3.5.0-23-generic(recovery mode), memory test ...
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Wrong windows name in GRUB bootloader

I have a duel boot pc which runs Linux and Windows 7. I not sure if this is Windows or Linux fault but the GRUB (linux bootloader) give me option to either boot to Linux or to WIndows 8 which isn't ...
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Install GRUB boot loader after installation

Hi I've just installed Ubuntu on my new rack server. It all worked fine until I came to the GRUB boot loader installation part. It just couldn't install so I skipped it and continued without a ...
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Replace grub bootloader?

I want to remove the grub bootloader because it's just plain and boring and I wanna replace it with something like Chameleon bootloader. It's nice and simple but also gives kind of a stylish feel to ...
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After installing Ubuntu I no longer have the option to start Windows 7 Professional [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu for the first time. I followed the steps for partitioning and root directories as recommended. However, when I partitioned the /dev/sda1 was green and the disk did not ...
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Grub2 BootLoader not loading

I previously had Ubuntu 12.04. Then I installed Windows on another partition. Since then, the BootLoader did not start showing up when booting, and Windows started up asking me to log in. Then I made ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along Windows XP and Windows 7

I have Windows XP installed on C: drive and Windows 7 installed on F: drive. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows (keeping both XP and 7) in drive G: without losing any data stored in the ...
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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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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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How do I fix a fatal error at installation?

I tried reinstalling 12.04LTS x64 to my Laptop and the grub boot loader is giving me a fatal error at installation. Error: Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed
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Changing from CSM boot to UEFI boot

I followed a dual boot guide and changed my boot method to CSM (instead of EUFI) and now I can't figure out how to get back to the BIOS settings to change it back to EUFI and it cannot find a bootable ...
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Unable to load Ubuntu after installing Windows

I had Ubuntu 11.10 installed, I installed Windows 7 on another partition but now on booting I cant see dual boot options and Windows 7 is loaded. How can I run Ubuntu now?
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UEFI bootloader alternative to GRUB

I'm having trouble with my current bootloader GRUB on Ubuntu 12.04. Sometimes it takes forever too boot, other times it wont find the kernel image. My system uses UEFI to boot, is there a UEFI ...
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Error saving to MBR

I get the following error when I try and save to MBR in Grub Customizer. It used to work OK, it there something I need to do to make changes to the Grub Menu stick?
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How do I boot HP Pavilion g6 to display GRUB2.00 rather than opening Windows8 by default?

With a lot of help from Ask Ubuntu, I have successfully installed 12.10 onto an HP Pavilion g6 2240sa notebook to create a dual boot machine which also has Win8. This could only be achieved by a full ...
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If installation/upgrade from live usb fails on bootloader installation, is the installation corrupt?

Long story short, I had Ubuntu 12.10 running for a while and decided to upgrade to 13.04 via live usb. Near or at the end of the upgrade, the installation of the bootloader failed. From reading other ...
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Couldn't restore the bootloader using Boot-Repair [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and after that I installed Windows 7 as a dual boot. Since then I have had a problem booting my system. I tried to fix it by running Boot-Repair. I restarted and got Grub's ...
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Installed windows 8 and it replaced BURG bootloader [duplicate]

Hey guys I was using Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.10 and not installed windows 8 on the same partition as windows 7. But its replared my BURG bootloader and now its just loading windows 8. So what can I ...
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Windows 7 Pro won't load after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [closed]

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit using the DVD. I followed LinuxBSDos guide for dual booting Windows 7 (first installed) and Ubuntu 12.04 (second install) on 2 Separate Hard drives. I had ...
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Choosing bootloader (dual boot)

I have removed Ubuntu on My Laptop Because I hate the way of GRUB bootloader. I completely prefer windows8 bootloader instead of Ubuntu (grub). I want to Install Ubuntu again when I know how to ...
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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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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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How do I uninstall Ubuntu?(Windows and Ubuntu are on the same HDD) [duplicate]

today i'm going to install Ubuntu on my Laptop. It'll be on a second partition (besides Windows 7). My question is, how do I uninstall Ubuntu? As far as i know simply deleting all the stuff on my ...
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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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Error message “Signal out of range 92KHz - 58Hz ” when starting Ubuntu. What is wrong and how can I fix it?

My monitor has an Analogical connection. First I install windows 7, then I install Ubuntu 11.10, when this installation finish I restarted the PC. Any time there I turn on the PC I see the BIOS ...
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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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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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12.10 not booting from grub line but will boot to generic version

I am new to Ubuntu and installed it as a method to access the internet while I attempted to repair my internet connection for Windows XP SP3. Dual boot for both Ubuntu and XP worked great. Failing to ...
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Ubuntu does not boot on retina Macbook Pro

I decided to install Ubuntu as my primary OS on my Retina MacBook Pro (2012), but sadly after installation it does not boot into the OS. Instead, I get the message "no operating system found". I only ...
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Failed Install on external HDD (bootloader installed at wrong place)

I installed Ubuntu using "Erase and use the entire disk" on my external hard drive. Now the problem is that the bootloader was installed on my internal hard drive from my PC instead of installing it ...
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Flash Drive Boot Issue

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 onto a flash drive and everything seemed to go smoothly, but after it told me to restart (and I did), it said t insert a boot device (which should be the flash drive, ...
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burg error after removing entries

Hi I installed burg lately using commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes sudo burg-install /dev/hda sudo update-burg and later ...
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Remove the additional entries in grub [duplicate]

I was trying to get a dual-boot set up with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04. After installing Ubuntu, it wouldn't let me go back into Windows 8. So I ran boot-repair and it fixed it self. Now I have all ...
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how to uninstall any other OS without uninstalling Lubuntu [duplicate]

i have installed 2 OS on my computer. Linux Mint and Lubuntu 13.04 ( No windows ) now how do i uninstall Linux Mint ? keeping in mind i've no windows OS so no bootloader issue i guess.
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Grub menu editing help [duplicate]

Is there an app to change the order of the Grub menu? I am new to Linux and when I press 'e' at the grub menu I get a list of code which, to my untrained eyes doesn't bare any resemblance to the ...
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Double bootloader after install Burg

Successfully installed the Burg boot loader but after selecting the windows symbol the old Grub boot loader show up for selecting windows or ubuntu. How can I remove the old bootloader and use Burg ...
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Ubuntu on Virtaulbox - VT-x is not available [duplicate]

Since I couldn't load the boot loader after tons of trys, I decided to install it on a Virtualbox. I havn't tried it before and I'm still brand new to both Ubuntu and Virtualbox. The installation went ...
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Unable to repair Grub in ubuntu

I had multiple OS windows and ubuntu, It was working fine but suddenly something happen(or I did some changes which I dont know) and I am unable to boot ubuntu. Even I am not seeing ubuntu drive when ...
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Multiple OS's, several drives, need a working boot manager

Okay, so I have several drives with various operating systems on various partitions. the main drive is a 200GB sliced into a primary for Ubuntu a swap and some storage. the other drives 2x350GB are ...
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Installed Cinnamon now 13.04 is frozen

I installed Cinnamon and when I booted, Raring froze. I logged out and removed Cinnamon via Synaptic. Rebooted and now I am unable to login to anything except a Guest Account (I had Unity set for ...
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wubi move to partition [duplicate]

im new in ubuntu and I really liked ubuntu 12.10 with wubi (windows ubuntu installer) and I want to emigrate to the partition system which is more faster, but I don't want to install grub, I want to ...
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How to Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 using Windows 8 bootloader?

I have Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 with separate /boot. But at startup, I want to directly boot into Windows 8 bootloader, and right there select Windows, or, Ubuntu. I have added entry using ...
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Can the bootloader be stored outside the HDD?

If the Ubuntu boot loader is stored on the Hard Drive, is there an alternative to loading the boot loader from the hard drive? Can it be stored on alternate storage such as a CD or even an external ...