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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How to reinstall win7 in a multi-boot configuration and fix ubuntu bootloader after? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a multi-boot Win7 system (4 Win7 OS's). When I boot now I get the Ubuntu boot menu which also includes an entry for the Win7 (multi) bootloader. I'd like to reinstall Win7 ...
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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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BURG not working after Kernel Update

I recently upgraded my Kernel on Ubuntu 13.04 from 3.8 to 3.9-RC8. Now I am facing an issue (a major issue from my aspect). After installing 3.9 kernel, I removed BURG so that I could see the ...
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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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Completely remove Grub/Grub2/ Burg bootloader

I by mistake installed burg boot loader and then grub2 boot loader. Previously I was using plymouth manager to change my boot animation... But now, after selecting burg and grub nothing is fine.. ...
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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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easyBCD not showing ubuntu in Windows 8 boot loader

I first installed Ubuntu 13.04 and then installed Windows 8 on separate partitions and i used EasyBCD and it detected my Ubuntu, but it is not showing Ubuntu in windows 8 boot loader. There are a ...
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Ubuntu not doing anything [duplicate]

Whenever I put the disk into the tray, it spins up, but doesn't do anything. Like, nothing comes up. Blank. Just one line in the top left corner.
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 with Avanquest Partition Commander 11.0

Has anyone tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 or 12.04 using Avanquest Partition Commander 11.0? I have used Partition Commander to install many versions of Windows on a Raid-0 hard drive setup, without ...
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windows 7 bootloader restore

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64 along side my OEM windows 7. I was having trouble with Ubuntu so I elected to delete the partitions containing Ubuntu so I could reinstall it again. But all I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is not able to boot after ROM screen

I am facing a weird and serious problem in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My system doesn't boot after first ROM screen. When i ran my system in recovery mode, i saw this error on my screen: ...
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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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How can I activate the Kubuntu Bootlogo?

After a lot of work with grub to get Windows 8 working, the bootlogo of kubuntu doesn't appear. I only see a lot of code lines and then the logon screen appears. How can I activate the bootlogo? ...
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Newbie questions when installing Ubuntu/Lubuntu

Is there Lubuntu 13.04 Wubi? Is there a way to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu/Lubuntu without using Wubi without installing GRUB or any alternate bootloader? Which would boot faster: Ubuntu ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In dual boot PC, the boot/GRUB menu suddenly disappeared (Ubuntu option is not appearing anymore)

I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 as my primary OS for quite sometime on Sony VAIO laptop with other OS being windows 8 (never use it). Till today, everything was fine. In the evening I had shut down ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...