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 can I use the installer to manually boot into a system without GRUB installed?

For the sake of experimentation, I am trying to document a minimal procedure for a pure EFI boot of 14.04 on a Mac Mini. This involves installing a base system (using the Mac-flavoured server install ...
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Uninstall ubuntu from external hard drive + remove bootloader from internal hd

I have created a bootable usb stick with linuxlive and Ubuntu.I then tried to install ubuntu on my external harddrive. However I guess I wrongly picked the drive where the boot section is installed, ...
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Burg install error

Im trying to install Burg bootloader. OS is Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Windows (unable to access through Grub since the Ubuntu update) When I run the Grub Customizer I get the following error: burg-mkconfig ...
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Want to detect Android x86 in Ubuntu GRUB menu

I was using Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 in my Lenovo G560 laptop. Later I installed android x86 4.4.2 (KitKat) but the problem is GRUB is not detecting android x86 in GRUB menu. I had also done the sudo ...
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dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my sony vaio laptop along with windows8, now ubuntu has been successfully installed and for the First time it showed me both ubuntu and windows8 login options to get ...
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What is the difference between boot loader and bootstrap loader?

how boot loader is different from bootstrap loader. According to me bootstrap loaders are stored in ROM and boot loaders are in hard disk in MBR (please correct me if I am wrong). bootstrap loader is ...
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System Hangs on Boot after BURG Install

I installed burg using these instructions. burg-emu worked fine, the burg interface worked great, and I can still boot windows correctly. When I boot linux (recovery or normal), I get the linux ...
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How to launch windows on default and Linux by choice?

I'm using Windows for everything, but I want to check and learn Linux also. My computer is also used by my family. Is there any possibility to run Windows by default (without any choosing) and Ubuntu ...
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reinstalling boot loader after linux partition removal

The process: I had a Windows 7 partition and an Ubuntu 11.04 partition on the same HDD. (35GB Windows 7, 400GB data, 15GB free for Linux). Windows 7 was installed first, then Ubuntu with GRUB loader. ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from overwriting grub bootloader after update?

Is there any way I can stop Ubuntu from overwriting bootloader? It happens after updating (I suppose) system's kernel. I want to stay with my other linux distro bootloader without having to change ...
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Configuring grub for Ubuntu on Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10

Situation I have installed Ubuntu Linux 14.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10. The only problem I'm facing now is to configure the bootloader. I'm quite familiar with Ubuntu, but not with grub or ...
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Where to install the bootloader? Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

So I have decided to attempt to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 Lenovo E545. I was following this guide http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dual-boot-windows-8-ubuntu.html. I was looking at my ...
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Problem unistalling ubuntu 13.10 from bootloader(windows 8) [closed]

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my usb. Then I formatted the usb with ubuntu 13.10, but now how to remove the ubuntu from boot loader on windows 8. I was trying to install ubuntu 14.10 on my hard disk ...
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GRUB bootloader is not loading at startup [closed]

Please help. Right now I'm using Windows 7 but I want to switch to Linux. So first I tried to install Zorin OS. I successfully installed it by following steps: made live USB, install on free deleted ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 issue

I have installed window 8.1 after cleaning my hard disk..and then installed ubuntu 14.04 with the help of ubuntu forum directions.. But after installing both, window 8.1 sometimes start and sometimes ...
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How to set up GRUB2 password in an easy way?

I need to setup password for GRUB2 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64. The setup I am trying to reach is to have [e]dit and [c]onsole options protected by password, but booting of operating system entries (...
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installing the boot loader in a seperate pendrive

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 desktop in a PC in which there is two hard drives 1TB and other is 80GB Windows 7 is Installed in the 1TB HD so i am not going to touch it and install ubuntu in the 80Gb ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 winusb install [duplicate]

Can winusb still be used on ubuntu 14.04? The answer How to install Winusb? does not work for me... and all topics related to the ppa changes are closed - including Installing WinUSB on Ubuntu 14.04 .....
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Remove GRUB boot selecting after Windows is gone

I've been looking for this answer quite a while in the last few days, but all google and question searches here seem to retrieve are for removing grub and restoring Windows's bootloader after deleting ...
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Burg bootloader Ubuntu 14.04

Hello I'm a relatively new ubuntu user and I'm having some trouble with the burg bootloader. The issue is that when I choose the ubuntu option it works 1/3 of the time without any trouble but ...
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Restore Windows 8 GUI Bootloader

I recently installed Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro, and Ubuntu 14.04 as a multi-boot on my pc with help from this page. Everything works great with the chainloading boot. I can boot into whichever OS ...
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Could not boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8

[I'm a beginner to Linux] Hi I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8 following instructions in here - http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html Without ...
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name of the file from /proc that is used to pass information from boot-loader to kernel

I am revising for LPI exam ,and i cannot know this information which is : the name of the file resides in /proc that is used to pass information from boot-loader to kernel ?
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Cleaning Up Boot Details?? Dual Boot (UEFI) : Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04

Well, I don't know from where to begin with... I've a DELL Laptop(x64 Based Processor) with Windows 8 Pre-installed! I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my system.(i don't know if it suports UEFI or ...
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Boot problems with Ubuntu and Windows [duplicate]

I have Windows XP on my C drive and Windows 7 on D drive. I loaded Ubuntu 14.04 over Windows 7 on D. It gives me my old boot screen of either Windows XP or Windows 7, and it will not boot to Ubuntu.
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Attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I installed 14.04 on my new 3 TB disk. After restart the system responded with error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> When I booted with Live ...
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Still getting input out of range error in grub

I've run boot repair, uncommented the GRUB_GFX line, and set the resolution to 1366x768x60 (the 60 part is the refresh rate, right?) with Grub Customizer. I still got the error, so I reinstalled/...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootloader install failed

Hi today I decides to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04. Everything worked in the last moment, a message poped up saying that my bootloader install had failed and would not let me install it on a different ...
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Recover Windows 7 Boot Loader

I have mistakenly removed Windows 7 boot loader from my primary drive, when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to have both OSs on my machine. At this moment, Windows 7 is on SDA2, Ubuntu is ...
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Black screen when bootloading Windows 7

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. Previously, I had Saucy Salamander and Winfows 7 on my PC and all qas running well. I recently formatted my PC and after installing Windows 7 I preferred to install Ubuntu 14....
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Grub 2 wont show window8

I installed Ubuntu 14. 04 on my Lenovo ideapad 580 (4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, i3, Windows8 preloaded). I switched from UEFI to legacy mode. Then I had a grub issue and Ubuntu won't load at all. I tried boot ...
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I am one step closer to installing ubuntu, back is grayed out and I was stupid enough to not make a backup

Ok, so yeah, i've been stupid enough not to make a backup and 1 step closer to installing ubuntu. What I need is that is windows totally safe and not gonna be touched I made a new partition from ...
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Remove Ubuntu bootloader from Windows 7 dual boot

I have an old hard drive that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a few weeks ago, and a new hard drive which has Windows 7 installed. I am using these in a dual boot. I am using the Windows 7 bootloader and ...
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I Need Install Burg In My Pc And I Have Some problems

I have some problems: I Got Anger At Ubuntu and uninstalled it (I Have already installed windows 8.1) Now I cant access my hard drive because of my fast boot feature in Windows. Now I thought of ...
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SSD is not showing up in boot loader installation device list while installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows

I've windows 7 installed in my SSD and trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in same SSD drive. But when I try to install ubuntu alongside windows it shows only HDD in the drive selection list. If I try to ...
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no GRUB menu bootloader option

I have used Ubuntu distribution in my HP laptop along with Windows 7 dual-boot before. But due to some mistakes while partitioning using windows default partition tool, I formatted my system drives ...
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How to safely remove a Ubuntu-Windows dualboot? [duplicate]

I tried to do this one time before, but it completely failed. I wiped all of it's partitions, and reclaimed the partitions within Windows, however, that messed up GRUB and I couldn't get back the the ...
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burg working, but themes aren't

It worked before, but for some reason now I can't change the booting visual anymore. When I run burg-emu on Terminal, this appears: This is exactly how it looks like when I boot the PC. But I can'...
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burg returns to default after running “sudo update-burg”

I made 2 custom icons for the burg bootloader-1.A custom icon for Bodhi linux and 2.Gnome linux....I placed these images in the correct folders and changed their classes appropriately....I then start ...
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Boot loader won't load

I think it is the OS boot manager because it is the first item on "Boot Order". Any ways when Ubuntu loads the first screen I get has purple edges around it (this must be the boot-loader). I don't ...
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Grub 2 not working

So here's the thing, I recently installed Ubuntu 14. Everything works fine except the boot loader. I currently have windows 7 installed on another hard drive. But when I boot the machine I get a ...
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GRUB doesnt detect my Windows Partiton

I recently mounted the tmpfs in /dev/sda1 where the windows partition was supposed to be at so since then i got a invalid signature when i clicked the windows in grub menu. later I used boot-repair ...
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grub bootloader + windows

Okay so like 2 days ago I installed Ubuntu on my hp nootbook dm1 (it has no cd-drive). Then, today i deleted my linux partiton (not knowing about grub bootloader) and it just boots fine into windows ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu with Refind from an external hdd on a MacBook Pro

I'm dual-booting a late-2013 Macbook Pro with Ubuntu 14.04 x64 (vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic) and OSX 10.9.2 with Refind. This worked well after I installed Refind's ext4 driver. I also have the hard-...
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Problem Installing ubuntu via usb in ASUS R510C

My boot loader doesn't recognize the usb for booting and installing ubuntu. I already disabled the secure boot and it still does not recognize the usb. If there is anyone that has encountered the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting before Windows 8.1

I try to boot my computer into Ubuntu, but I end up having to manually select Ubuntu from the devices menu, even though it was supposed to boot first. Instead Windows 8 boots up like Ubuntu isn't even ...
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Installed dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 Can't boot into Windows

I have two internal hard drives; 1 for Windows 8.1 and 1 for storage. I decided to install Ubuntu on the secondary hard drive. One of the guides I used advised me to make a small boot partition in the ...
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Windows boot manager error Ubuntu 14.04

My Thinkpad arrived with Windows 7. I upgraded to Windows 8. Shortly after I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a separate partition. Shortly after Windows crashed irretrievably (no DVD, no access to anyone ...
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Dualbooting Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04(Current OS)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 64-bit laptop. I had Windows 8.1 on it. While installing Ubuntu 13.04, I accidentally selected the option to erase everything on the disk and install Ubuntu, and as a result,...
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How do I tell GRUB to ignore other bootloaders?

I want to keep my bootloaders separately and I am wondering how to tell GRUB not to add the Windows bootloader on kernel/grub updates. I am using 14.04 and Win 8.1 on UEFI. Thank you!