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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Booting Ubuntu from USB

I have tried a persistent installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on my PNY 32GB USB2.0 to use as a portable OS to boot my PCs. Everything is alright. I can boot my two PCs with the flash drive, however, as ...
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PC does not boot into Windows, but Ubuntu still works well; how to recover?

I installed 7 operating systems in my PC. All worked very well. (Ubuntu 11, Ubuntu 14, EduBoss, Redhat6, Nodezero, Windows 8, Win 7). I frequently used Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14 last 6-7 months, I enjoy ...
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How to make changes in bootloader?

Hi I have an assignment to complete and my teacher has asked me to make changes in my boot-loader so that when my system boots there is an option of "Welcome Sarah". I have dual boot set up in my ...
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Install Ubuntu on UEFI without Windows or Boot Loader

I have a Gateway netbook that has already been fully wiped with nothing on the hard drive. There is no Legacy option in bios and the only thing I can boot from the USB is a Gparted disk utilizing ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 (With UEFI) and I am unable to boot into Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop alongside Windows 8.1. My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8, thus it has UEFI instead of BIOS. I have tried booting with secure boot and ...
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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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Bootloader location, dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 & Kubuntu 15.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop. I dual boot with Windows 8.1, and now I would like to install Kubuntu 15.04 alongside all this to see if KDE Plasma 5.2 + SDDM works with nvidia-prime ...
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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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How to repair grub to work with multiple hard drives?

On my computer I have multiple hard drives. One of them has Ubuntu 14.10 and the other has Windows 8.1. I messed up my boot loader and know only Ubuntu appears in the grub list. Windows 8.1 is on the ...
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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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uninstall ubuntu [duplicate]

I am trying to uninstall ubuntu to install windows. when I tried to boot it is taking me to grub prompt. is there any other ways to boot without using grub or if using grub is compulsory then what is ...
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AppArmor on BeagleBoard Black (and probably other ARMv7 devices)

I've installed Ubuntu onto my BeagleBoard, using the instructions at http://www.elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu . This runs the ARM version of Ubuntu 14.04. This all went to plan and it worked, and I ...
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0xc000000f error when starting Windows from Grub

Recently I corrected the dual boot by re-installing the grub bootloader. I did that by first adding an entry pointing to Linux in easyBCD settings. Then, when I restarted the computer it showed ...
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unable to boot ubuntu after refreshing windows 8 [duplicate]

Ubuntu was installed in disk H and windows 8 in disk C. Now, I refreshed windows 8 and I am not able to get the option to boot to ubuntu when I start my laptop.
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how to boot from linux mini iso to first hard drive

My Problem I'd like to know how to boot in to first hard drive when using a custom txt.cfg for isolinux while using the official minimal Iso from Ubuntu. I'm asking because VirtualBox has a bug and ...
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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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Bootup (100 times slower than usual) drops to a shell IF at boot time the computer was off for less than 5 minutes. USB mouse no longer recognized

I've been using Ubuntu on a Windows dual-boot Sony Vaio VGN-CS390 laptop for more than five years now. Yesterday I made a fresh install of 14.04 LTS over 12.04 LTS. Everything worked fine, even after ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.10 and window Installation type

I am installing Ubuntu and am stuck at one window that is called "Installation type" I have 3 partitions on my hard disk: 80 GB NTFS, 140 GB NTFS and 15 GB EXT4 and want to install Ubuntu on the 3rd ...
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GRUB not starting default system

My system doesn't boot until I press enter on grub. cat /etc/default/grub # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full documentation of the ...
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Failed to install bootloader /dev/mapper no /dev/sda

Ubuntu was running no problems on this laptop before I attempted a reinstall. I simply want a standard default install, no dual-boot. During installation bootloader failed to install. I continued ...
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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 install multiple Linux Distros and Windows 8 on UEFI?

I want to install Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 for daily use + Ubuntu Studio for audio production. The method I've followed is to install W8 in the clean disk, then shrink the Windows personal data ...
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No option to boot windows after installing ubuntu

I already have windows installed and I just installed Ubuntu and I was expecting that it will ask me which OS to boot after startup but it didn't. I refer the link but didn't work Windows 7 not ...
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Windows 8 dual-boot: bootloader problem (grub)

I currently have a dual-boot system with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04, on separate hard disks. I have installed the Grub bootloader using the Boot-Repair tool; however, it seems that whenever I boot ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS without losing Windows 7 bootloader

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS alongside with Windows 7. But there is one issue that if I install Ubuntu, I will lose Windows 7 bootloader and it will replace GRUB bootloader instead of ...
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System Could not boot from harddisk after installing ubuntu

I need some help here, i wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop which have a 1TB storage and only 1 partition(C:) running windows 8.1, so i burnt the ISO file for Ubuntu to a USB device and I installed ...
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ubuntu bootloader doesn't detect window 8

After installing ubuntu, using something else option and installing it on a different disk than windows 8 , I starting my computer and ubuntu loaded without any boot loader. So I searched in internet ...
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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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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04.01 on Windows 8.1

I used Universal USB Installer to create a live boot on a USB drive, but when I try to boot from the drive, I don't get the installation menu, just a black screen to enter commands on. I disabled ...
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Bootloader Install Failed Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my SONY VPCEL15EN, Every thing worked fine but at the end it shows that Bootloader Install Failed. Now I have 3 options 1 to install somewhere else 2 continue ...
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Boot Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview with Grub

I originally installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, using grub to give me a selection of operating systems to boot to when it starts up, and that works fine. I decided I wanted to try the Windows 10 ...
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GRUB Bootloader not loading with Software RAID1 on Fresh 14.04 Server Install

I've looked at all of the forums, and tried doing multiple fresh installs and continue getting the error "Unable to install GRUB in /dev/mdx - This is a fatal error" My current setup is 2 2T drives, ...
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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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pxe-e61 media test failure Ubuntu Dual boot Win

So I had win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot and it was all working fine, but after I enabled the Intel Rapid feature on win this error "pxe-e61 media test failure check cable" started showing up ...
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I ...
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Can I change the appearance of the bootloader, ..? [duplicate]

I was bored with my bootloader, .. Can I change the theme of the bootloader, .. I was looking on google, and I found the burg,. but I could not use it because my pc is UEFI, .. I dual boot windows8.1 ...
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cannot boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Here is url of boot-repair's "recommended repair": http://paste.ubuntu.com/8941902 During installation process Ubuntu couldn't find that Windows is already installed so I did "other install". ...
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problem with boot, grub-repair not help

Hello i want install ubunntu 14.10 (64biit) i already have orginal windows 8.1. I turn off secureboot in bios, and fastboot in windows. Installation ubuntu is no problem but i don't see grub after ...
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Dividing an existing Ubuntu installation on two physical drives

I am planning to add an SSD drive on my Ubuntu machine. At the moment the computer has a single hard drive, containing the whole install. What I would like to do, is to move the existing installation ...
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What is the difference between installing Linux Mint and loading the iso file? [closed]

I have loaded Linux mint in my C drive via the iso file. I still find an option to install linux while booting Linux Mint . Is there any difference between loading the iso file and installing Linux?
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Cant boot after cancelling MiniTool Partition Wizard

I wanted to resize the windows partition using gparted but it wont work, so i used Mini Tool Partition wizard. After first step was made it started to wipe an unallocated space (my wrong) so i ...
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Windows 8.1 not coming up in boot options?

So I made a 200gb partition out of my 2tb HDD for ubuntu 14.04.1 and followed ALL the instructions listed in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOz66FC0pWU Yet when I reboot I only get the ...
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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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Restore Boot Partition from running ubuntu

I accidentally wiped the /boot partition of my running Ubuntu 14.04. Is there a way to restore it? My Ubuntu system is encrypted and I am dual booting Windows 7. Thanks in advance!
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How do i install ubuntu on corrupt win 7

I have an assembled computer. It runs on Windows 7 Ultimate. I exactly don't know what happened but when I switch it on , it says that "the file checksum does not match the computed checksum". So ...
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Where should I install bootloader in a system with multiple disks?

I have selected partitions for root, home, and a swap area. I have two drives, one for storage, one for the operating systems (ssd, soon to be systems). Should I install the boot loader on the drive ...
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Where should I install the bootloader when I'm installing on external hard drive?

I'm on a mac on dual boot, I've got my hard drive partitioned so that it can run OS X and Windows. Now I've got an external hard drive that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and use it on my mac. ...