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 is absent after re-installing Windows XP [duplicate]

I formatted my XP drive and installed XP again, and now I can't boot into Ubuntu. I just need the option of selecting Ubuntu while the system boots. Thanks in advance for replies.
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where to install bootloader

New to ubuntu here and am trying to set up 12.04 alongside my windows7 install. I got the iso onto a flash drive, managed to install everything just fine, but when I restart the computer after ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot disk not being read

I have a copy of Ubuntu (11.1 and 12.04), both on CD and on USB key, but I am unable to boot from any of them. The CD drive in the machine is fine and will happily read Windows and Acronis boot disks, ...
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GRUB error while trying to run fully installed Ubuntu 12.04 from SSD

Due to my laptop having a RAM problem, I removed its SSD(which contains an Ubuntu 12.04 installation, with my personal data) and attempted to boot it from my old P4 machine lying around. This P4 ...
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Problem when generating grub.cfg

When I ran update-grub in terminal it gave me this message: root@ThinkPad-W520:/dev# sudo update-grub Generating grub.cfg ... Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-25-generic Found initrd image: ...
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Windows 8 no longer boots after Grub wiped out the Windows Bootsector

I was using Win8 and installed Ubuntu 12.10... There is an entry in GRUB for W8, but when selecting it - GRUB comes back again, so Windows never boot up. I can only launch my Ubuntu. /dev/sda1 * ...
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How to make a proper Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual-boot using the Metro Bootloader? [duplicate]

I'm the owner of a UEFI PC and I would like to make a new setup of windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 both in x64. I' don't know if that's possible, I've made some searches, I've followed some tutorials like ...
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Help installing Ubuntu alongside Mac in an external drive (using rEFIt)

I want to install Ubuntu on an external USB hard drive (in a blank partition already made in mac) and then use rEFIt to alternate between operating systems. The problem is that, when running the ...
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Removing System Reserved to use GRUB2

Today I was reading a lot about the boot process. I have win7 ubuntu multiboot, grub2 is the loader. My question is: Is it safe to delete System Reserved (BOOTMGR in it), as I use GRUB2? I mean: Does ...
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Nexus 7 installer gets stuck on 'Erasing Boot Partition" help what to do next?

I have tried installing the Ubuntu Touch with the Nexus 7 Ubuntu Core installer on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit in a VMWare virtual machine. It looks like its stuck on Erasing boot partition. I have read ...
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Grub boot problem on dual boot machine

I have three systems on my computer. I have had Windows for ages, than I installed Linux Mint and recently Ubuntu. Bootloader is using Mints Grub. How do I change it so it will be using Grub from my ...
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Repeating Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue

During start up I get Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue... I have done the steps of the first answer from the following link Error: invalid environment block. Press any ...
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How do I get WUBI to show?

I am running Windows XP, inside BOOTMGR (I don't know why it isn't NTLDR, the PC just came like that), and have installed Wubi. When I boot up, BOOTMGR (Windows Boot Manager) still shows only Windows ...
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Graphical Themes for GRUB

I am a fan of BURG because it makes GRUB look pretty. However, it hasn't been supported in ages and doesn't work properly on UEFI systems. Has anyone out there made something similar recently?
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12.10 suddenly bricked luks ssd

There is luks-encrypted instance, no raid, no lvm. I often look through logs and that allows me to state that everything worked fine until reboot. However, laptop had ~3 days uptime. The drive is SSD ...
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Windows not working properly

Hey guys I booted into my windows 7 after a month and there is some error. Not able to do any work on it properly. I dont have any problem in reinstalling windows but the issue is that it will ...
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How to access the NTFS partition where I've installed BOOT-LOADER of ubuntu 9.04?

I have two HDDs>> hd0 is internal , hd1 is external. I installed Ubuntu 9.04 in the external hdd as follows: "\home" ext3-partition in (hd1,2) "\root" ext3-partition in (hd1,3) "swap" ...
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How do I backup my Wubi install? Hoping to resize, add new partition, and move away from Wubi [duplicate]

My Wubi install is near ~22GB, I have an external hard drive with that amount of free space and SOOOO much more. What I want to do is be able to install everything exactly as it is now, or as close ...
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Bootloader Issue

I had a system with dual booting of Windows and Ubuntu. Windows was Installed First and Ubuntu Second. Now Windows is all virus- Virus and I want to format it. but once I format and reinstall windows ...
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Broken install of Ubuntu Studio 12.04LTS

I am a budding Linux enthusiast who seems to keep running into problems, but am determined to fix this one. Hopefully someone here can help:) I was having some problems with an install of Ubuntu ...
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Where to install bootloader when installing a second Linux OS?

I want to try Bodhi Linux (which is very close to Ubuntu) beside the already installed Lubuntu Quantual (which was in a dual boot with WinXP). So, I want a 3-boot: to chose between these three at ...
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Boot Loader doesn't offer windows 7?

I have two HDD one has windows 7 and I installed ubuntu on second HDD when I reboot there is no windows 7 option?
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Contents of Grub Menu On Booting

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 7 in a different partition. Then I formatted the partition where Windows 7 was installed.Now i want my grub menu to display only Ubuntu for Booting. But it ...
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Change Bootloader title to include bit

Secondlife runs on 32 bit linux. I've tried WINE, Crossover, and installing the 32 bit libraries. Nothing has worked so now I'm having to install a 32 bit copy of Ubuntu as a second partition just to ...
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How to get out of grub error and stop it from happening again?

I have a Windows 8 laptop. I ran Ubuntu through a live USB and installed it (secure boot doesn't let WUBI otherwise). When I used boot repair to boot back into Windows, it worked. I restarted to go ...
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Did EFI Partition ruin my hard drive?

I can't access my HDD (Drive D). After having trouble installing Ubuntu on my new EFI system, I couldn't boot either of the OS on my SSD (Drive C). I fixed that problem by running boot-repair, ...
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EasyBCD removed all boot menus

I recently tried to use EasyBCD to edit some things and apparently ended up corrupting it some how. I'm dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu. Windows boot manager pops up, now, and says: Windows failed ...
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Can i Install Windows 8 along with already dual Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 ?? Does it affects boot Menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Triple Boot Windows , Windows 8 and Ubuntu 11.10 with Grub? I am already having dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 in their dedicated hard disk space . Windows 7 was ...
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Ubuntu and Debian & Windows 8 Loader [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu with Windows 8 Boot manager Is it possible to use Windows 8 loader to choose what I want to do next: to start Windows 8 or to chainload ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 4 - 1104tx (preinstalled Windows 8)

I have been using Linux for more than 2 years now. I had hp pavilion dv4 laptop and Ubuntu 12.04 was working great. I recently purchased HP Envy 4 - 1104tx which has Windows 8 preinstalled. I tried to ...
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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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Where to install Ubuntu bootloader on a Mac?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Mac, but I can't get it to boot with default mac bootloader or rEFI. It shows up as "Windows" On the mac bootloader and shows up as "Linux" on rEFI. I'm not sure ...
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windows bootstrap loader lost

I recently formatted my windows and re-installed it in a separate partition. Then I deleted the recovery partition. Now when I rebooted my system, it did not show any grub menu. Then I booted the ...
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How to empty Grub Customizer Trash?

I have customized Grub using Grub Customizer (version: 3.0.2). I have deleted some entries which are now in Grub Customizer Trash. Since I have no problem with Grub boot loader, so I want to empty ...
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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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How do I handle grub rescue mode after installing burg?

I installed burg on my computer, and after restarting, grub comes up with the following message: GRUB loading. error: no such device: 9b16030c-08f8-4f5d-b228-63e13bca7839 Entering rescue mode... grub ...
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Can't get past boot menu after WUBI installation

I just tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using the Windows Installer from the Ubuntu website on my Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS gamers laptop and while it appeared to install correctly, when I rebooted the ...
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Ubuntu kernel not present? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted When I launch and attempt to boot Ubuntu through the Windows Boot Manager, it takes me to a grub prompt, and when ...
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Installed Ubuntu and now can't boot into Windows anymore

Okay, now I have a new problem... I installed Ubuntu on my new SSD today. But now Windows 8 doesn't show up in the boot loader anymore. I ran Boot Repair and it told me GPT detected. Please ...
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Add an entry for Ubuntu on Windows 8 boot loader

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 by creating free space in Windows 8 and then using that space to create 3 partitions, one for SWAP, one for GRUB (mounting point is /boot) and one for the actual OS. I ...
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How can I make my pendrive bootable (My UBUNTU copy is not an ISO file)?

I have UBUNTU 12.04 LTS OS. Its not an image file/ISO image. I have searched a lot about how to make a pendrive bootable in order to install ubuntu, but everywhere they assume that I have ISO file. ...
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Getting around UEFI boot loader to install Ubuntu

I recently added a new 3TB hd to my rig, but when I tried to reinstall Ubuntu I started having problems with the stock UEFI bios/bootloader that came with my asus m5a97 motherboard. I remember facing ...
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Somehow I don't see a boot menu when trying to dual-boot with Windows 8. How to fix?

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. If I turn it on it just boots to Windows 8 and does not give me a dual boot choice, as I would have expected. Like I now ...
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Installing Ubuntu after Win 8, do I have to be careful?

Here is a System with Win 8 on HDD1. There is a second HDD and I thought I install Ubuntu 12.10 on this one. Im not using Win 8, but other people are. So after installing Ubuntu, Win 8 should be ...
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No GRUB after Ubuntu install

The main issue of the problem is that i can't load Ubuntu 12.10 desktop - i386 after install near win7basic (windows 7 was preinstalled on my laptop). I've tried manual reconfiguring of file system, ...
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How do I restore PenDriveLinux boot load menu after accidental overwrite?

I have a USB drive with Ubuntu created from pendrivelinux.com. I've been running it off the USB drive to play with Linux on various machines without a problem. I recently installed Ubuntu to a hard ...
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dual boot issue : ubuntu has stopped working after installing win 7

I've had Windows 7 (64bit) and Ubuntu 12.10 installed and running fine for a couple of weeks ,due some reason I needed to reinstall windows 7 but since reinstalling windows 7 I'm completely unable to ...
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Lost ubuntu option from boot

I was using ubuntu 12.10 until i lost all options from boot in somehow, but I've restored my (2) windows 7 options successfully using windows 7 format DVD and solved the problem using command prompt ...
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How to boot from CD using GRUB?

so I have this dualboot config in my pc with ubuntu precise and win 7 running alongside. I need to reinstall win 7 since its acting a bit strange lately; but during bios my keystrokes are not ...
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GRUB2 error: unknown filesystem from reinstall

(Sorry if some of this info is irrelevant, not sure if how much of this will matter or not) So I was reinstalling Ubuntu 12.10 with the same USB I had used to install it the first time (dual boot ...