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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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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How do I remove unnecessary entries from rEFInd?

I recently replaced Linux mint with Xubuntu. I'm using the rEFInd boot loader installed from Windows 8. The problem is that after I removed Mint, I can still view an entry in rEFInd with Mint's icon ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Bootloader doesn't install

This is the 10th time I try to install ubuntu, I tried to install it alongside windows and I get the error Executing grub-install /dev/sda failed. This is a fatal error. Sorry, an error occurred and ...
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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 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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How to access efi boot partition as read-write?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 (efi mode) and now I want to go to a read-write access of the efi boot partition. For secure boot to work, I installed the Linux Foundation's ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I install Ubuntu on a separate SSD, AFTER having encrypted my Windows 8 drive using Truecrypt, without messing up the bootloader?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a fresh SSD that is currently not encrypted. My current system contains (among others) an SSD, fully encrypted using Truecrypt on which Windows 8 is installed. How ...
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Bootloader Screen HD/OS Selection

Installed Ubuntu 12.04. Computer has 3 HDs partitioned and multiple instances of Windows XP. HD configuration as follows: SDA Vista|Ubuntu; SDB Windows XP (1); SDC Windows XP (2) | Windows XP (3) ...
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Bootmanager does not detect either pre-installed Windows 8 or Ubuntu after grub installation

I am new to Linux. I installed Ubuntu for the first time on a pre-installed Windows 8 Dell Inspiron PC by creating a partition (volume shrink through Windows Computer Management). I created three ...
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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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Dual-boot computer runs Windows Boot Manager followed by grub menu: how to change to just grub?

My dual-boot computer is displaying two boot managers in a row: first the Windows 7 boot manager with the choices: Windows Linux and then, when I choose "Linux", it goes to the Grub menu: Ubuntu ...
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Bootloader install failed - RAID

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on a desktop with hardware raid (3 disks in raid 5). I believe I have an ICH8 chipset, if that is relevant. So, I created an install USB stick with Startup Disk ...
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Is there any easy way to get Ubuntu back after reinstalling windows 8?

Apparently I can't use the grub> root(hd...) trick from a LiveCD because GRUB can't find itself. It is on /dev/hdb5. There are 3 hard-drives. One has Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13, one has Ubuntu 12, and ...
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How do I select which OS to boot with no keyboard on a laptop? Can I adjust GRUB loader settings from the booted Ubuntu OS? [duplicate]

Well, the title says it all, basically. I am dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop, that has no keyboard. I am wondering how I would go about switching to Windows 7 (Ubuntu is the first ...
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two boot loaders. want the original one

I just installed elementary OS to my PC alongside with Ubuntu 13.04. sdb1 - Ubuntu sdb4 - eOS My problem is that Ubuntu's grub has been overwritten.. and the new one boots by default into eOS. How ...
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Repair bootloader

I need help to repair the bootloader. In this page first option, live USB I have downloaded the ISO file and Universal USB Installer, but at the start the program asks me to choose the file type, and ...
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GRUB (or rather BURG) takes 30 seconds to load

I installed a new drive today in my old computer. I'm running Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 using BURG as my bootloader. On my old drive grub/burg would load up instantly. However, now that I've replaced ...
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I cant boot into Ubuntu 13,04 from Windows 7 [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed the ISO for Ubuntu 13.04. I put the ISO on a flash drive using ISO to USB. I am running windows 7 pro and had planned to dual boot Ubuntu. I booted up, pressed F12 for booting ...
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Bootloader not working

With not apperant reason when I booted my computed today I got to a Grub command line screen. As far as I read it seems that the grub might been defected. I've downloaded the Ubuntu live CD and ran ...
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Which partition to select as device for boot loader in an EFI mode install? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 (to dual boot) on my new laptop. Since there is already an EFI partition on the disk, I didn't create another one (as suggested in: ...
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encrypted installation with unencrypted kernel and bootloader on USB flash drive

I have searched a lot. The manual partitioning in the Ubuntu install is so confusing to me. I am new to Linux. I come from a Truecrypt-full-disk-encrypted Windows installation and I boot from CD ...
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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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Installing the bootloader [duplicate]

I have a new Lenovo idea pad (U410) with Windows 8 pre-installed. I've partitioned the hard drive and I'm able to install Ubuntu without errors. I've done this a couple times, but I'm not sure where ...
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Can't boot windows after installing Ubuntu

Okay, so today I installed Ubuntu. At the start of the installation, the installer didn't recognise Windows so I had to choose 'Something else' and create swap and root partitions. I then installed ...
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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 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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boot loader installed on usb pendrive

I desktop with pre-installed Win 7 I have install 12.04 along side Windows on different partitions of my disk with my usb pendrive. Ubuntu installed successfully and working fine,and win 7 also ...