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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Ubuntu infinite loading

I am new here, so I would highly appreciate your help. I have Ubuntu 13.04. I've had a swap partition I created earlier, so hibernation worked well for my Dell Vostro V131. Last time when I used ...
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Suspected problems with bootloader and Windows 8

So by now this question has probably been asked a hundred times, but I figured I might as well ask it again to get some details on my specific situation. So far I have been using Linux (mostly ...
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Fix Grub Boot Loader after partition [duplicate]

I have a system with dual boot for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The system uses Grub as its boot loader. But, today by mistake, i shrank the Windows Volume and created a new Volume and all worked fine, ...
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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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Problem with Boot repair

I am new to Linux. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along Windows 7. I followed all the steps to install until I received a message that Ubuntu is successfully installed and restart your ...
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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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Bootloader issue on dual-boot

First of all I would like to mention that, I'm completely aware of the duplication rule of this forum and this post has been made only after due research on the topic. Problem I dual-booted a ...
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getting rid of “earlier version of windows” on a dual boot ubuntu/windows7 system

I started with a clean XP install ( <- my original boot partition - partition1) I then added a Win7 side-by-side on partition2. THEN i added ubuntu 12.04 LTS with grub boot on partition3. GRUB ...
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Set Ubuntu partition back to active and boot with Chameleon

I recently installed OS X (Hackintosh) on my PC on a partion, alongside Windows and Ubuntu. After some try with settings bootloader and other, my Ubuntu partition is no more active. Grub has been ...
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Burg Custom Icons work only with specific themes

I have made a custom icon for burg loader for my Lenovo Recovery Partition.I have made 3 icons : large_qdrive.png (128 X 128 pixels) small_qdrive.png (24 X 24 pixels) grey_qdrive.png (128 x 128 ...
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How do I boot back to my Windows OS?

Help! I can't get back to my windows OS!!! I tried boot repair, but I still can't figure out how to boot to my Windows 8.1. When I first installed Ubuntu, I had this problem, then I eventually got ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04

Sorry if the subject is already answered but I can't find the solution. I have a clean install of Windows 7 and I installed ubuntu 12.04 as a second OS. I manually did this partitioning using gparted ...
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Restore backup of WinEFI or UEFI (not sure) that boot-repair made

I have a laptop that supports EFI/UEFI. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The way I installed my OSes was like this: I installed Win 8.1 in the required partitions then Installed ubuntu and ...
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Cannot boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 13.04

So I boot up my computer after installing Ubuntu 13.04. Grub correctly shows me all available boot options and I am able to boot to Ubuntu. However, when I try to boot into Windows 7, grub hangs at a ...
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How to remove this ?? And fix grub.

Hi i install the ubuntu with wubi , i fix the problem hdd 0,0 no wubidl but now i have for 1second this hdd 0,0 error prefix is not set and system booting how to remove this ? I know this is only text ...
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How to set Grub Password

Red Hat Linux has grub-md5-crypt for setting up a grub password. How to do the same in Ubuntu 13.10 ?
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Installation problem 13.10 : bootloader didn't install

tried installing 13.10 on A NEW BUILD . went clean untill the end when i got a message the bootloader didn't load properly and i need to download it manually. didn't manage to do it by my self. thanks ...
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Using boot-repair offline? [closed]

Hey guys just a quick quevstion, I have 14.04 installed currently alongside W8. As usual W8 became the default boot. I'm trying to get grub to be the default boot. I've seen lots of recommendations ...
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boot problem grub rescue error shows in ubuntu

I have two operating system, one is ubuntu & othet is windows7. When i am open my system, i saw a problem "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>" how to solve this problem?
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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Booting back into windows 7

I recently installed ubuntu 13.10 alongside my windows 7 operating system. Whenever I boot my computer i am given the ubuntu loader where i can select either windows7 loader or ubuntu. When i press ...
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Grub rescue halt everything

I have pre-installed window8 laptop and i was trying to installed ubuntu, but when i restart it , following error comes error: file 'boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. Entering in the rescue ...
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right place to install ubuntu bootloader

I installed ubuntu on a windows machine, but after restart the computer automatically booted windows without showing me boot option. I think I might have installed my ubuntu bootloader in the wrong ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu!

I Successfully dual-booted win8 and ubuntu 13.04. Now that i have changed my windows from win8 to win 7, i cant access my ubuntu bootloader, or option to boot into ubuntu. Any help?
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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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Where to install bootloader when installing Ubuntu as secondary OS?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as secondary OS on my laptop. I have Windows 8 already installed on my laptop. Now, I know how to run Ubuntu from USB drive, I created addition partition and formatted it ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Invisible After Installation

I followed your instructions for installation from USB stick. First, I tried it as a desktop, liked it, and so followed your instructions and illustrations to install on my Win7 laptop. It took a ...
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Wrong bootloader on restart

I have installed UBUNTU on a partition of my HD after Windows 8. Many installs of UBUNTU before I could get it to work. 12.04 was working but keyboard and Touchpad would often freeze requiring a ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Seperate Partition and now Can't boot Into Windows

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 7 computer. I Installed on a septate partitions , all my files are still in that partition, but now I am getting the Ubuntu boot loader and it does not ...
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Get windows loader before Ubuntu Loader [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my computer with windows 7 on it. Most of my games are installed in windows.So I would usually load into windows. After installing Ubuntu, it is the loader of Ubuntu ...
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Deleting GRUB2 which is placed in sda? And how to fix two Ubuntu entry in EFI Boot selector?

I have EFI Windows 8 in my Asus K55V laptop. EFI partition is sda1. I tried to install Ubuntu in EFI mode and created/selected separate boot partition for Ubuntu boot loader. Ubuntu installed ...
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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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Couldn't find /boot/grub/menu.lst ; How to add USB drive in grub menu

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have created the Ubuntu ISO image on a 2GB USB drive. I want to add this USB drive as a boot option in the grub menu. As per the manual ...
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warning: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated

I am running into a problem while creating a USB drive with downloaded *.iso image in Windows, using Universal USB installer: I copied the ubuntu-10.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso using Universal USB ...
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Installing Linux 64Bit

So far I have tried to install Kubuntu 32 Bit Kubuntu 64 Bit Fedora 64 Bit and Linux Mint 64 Bit (no dualboot) System Specs: AMD Fx-6300 Gygabite 970A-UD3 160 GB SATA Hard Drive Radeon HD 4800 4 ...
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What are Different Bootloaders Available for Ubuntu? [closed]

We are familiar with GRUB2 which is the next generation of the GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB). It is the default bootloader since 9.10 (Karmic Koala). It would be good to know about what are other ...
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how to boot ubuntu after installing on a partition [duplicate]

I need to figure out how to boot Ubuntu when I restart my computer, I think I don't have the GRUB2 bootloader installed on my first partition. I need to figure out how to switch win 7x64 to the GRUB2 ...
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Unable to Change Grub2 Boot loader image

I have tried the method mentioned in this link below https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Displays but I am unable to change the boot loader image. I was able to change it once, but when I tried ...
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How to resolve bootloader problem in Ubuntu 13.04?

Yesterday, I did something that damaged the bootloader of my Ubuntu 13.04. Then I had to install Lubuntu 13.04, and I'm now using the Grub of Lubuntu. The problem is in the opening screen Ubuntu gives ...
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Installing 13.4 on macbook dualboot: grub bootloader installation failed

Previously I had Ubuntu 12.4 running as second OS on a second boot partition, installed with bootcamp (no rEFIt). Now I tried to install Ubuntu 13.4 (amd64) from USB but it failed to install Grub ...
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How do I monitor startup disk usage?

When I log in to my user session in Ubuntu it is being very slow. The CPU remains relatively low but the led of disk usage is running wild. How can I trace which applications are making the most ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 bootloader issues

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 over Windows 7 using a USB drive. However, I am not able to install it. Installation breaks saying that "bootloader cannot be installed on this device." In the ...
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how can i change the contents of grub loader?

i have ubuntu 13.04 installed alongside of windows7 and in bootloader(grub) these operating systems as all of yours are with long names! how i can change the names in grub? for example i want to ...
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Add windows 8 which is on a SSD tu the bootloader which is on the HDD

I have a big problem and I hope you guys can help me... I have a MSI GT60-2OD which has SSD and HDD. My Windows 8 is installed on the SSD and now I want to install Ubuntu and Kali on the HDD ... and I ...
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error while repairing bootloader via boot-repair

i have installed elementary os on my laptop,than i installed windows 8.1 rtm on another partition.but it messed up something.i cant boot eOS now..i can boot only to windows automatically.As i searched ...
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What exactly is GRUB?

Can anyone explain me with fairly simple words and not too technical concepts what exactly is GRUB, what is its primary usage and how to use it efficiently for a dual boot Windows/Ubuntu installation? ...
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ubuntu 12.04 won't boot normally

After I select Ubuntu on the grub I get a backlit black screen for a couple of seconds but then the screen goes completely black (unpowered, unlit) screen. The computer is still on because i can see ...
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How to check what bootloader my System is using?

How to check what bootloader my System is using? Such as Lilo or Grub or Grub2. How can I check it?
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How to install Syslinux on Ubuntu 13.04?

I really searched a lot in Google, but i don't found anything. I want to replace my GRUB with Syslinux. I just installed syslinux with sudo apt-get install syslinux (alias, it seems it was already ...
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Cant boot Ubuntu 13.04 next to Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 next to Windows 8. On another HDD with two partitions. one for my windows data and one for Ubuntu. Now i cant choose which system i want to boot. I get directly into windows ...