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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UEFI not letting met boot Ubuntu after installing it for first time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.10 UEFI Secure Boot install I am trying to install Ubuntu for the first time. I am using an USB stick. At partition I used one of the hdd's I had and created a ...
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Can't restart from Ubuntu 12.10

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 Pro. Both run seamlessly but I've had the persistent issue of not being able to restart my machine properly from Ubuntu. If I am on Ubuntu and hit the ...
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Where to install bootloader when installing Ubuntu as secondary OS?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as secondary OS on my laptop. I have Windows 8 already installed on my laptop. Now, I know how to run Ubuntu from USB drive, I created addition partition and formatted it ...
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Boot path not found, cannot start OS

My desktop is 12.04 64bit, and it cannot boot from the hard drive anymore. When I attempt to it just is stuck on a blank screen with an blinking dash, and nothing happens. I checked with the bios ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI laptop

I have a notebook pre-installed with Windows7 and I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it following the standard installation steps in the installation image. The only problem is that on reboot the machine ...
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How to Install android image in laptop ? How to make android bootable image for laptop? [closed]

I have Android Source Code image and i want to install it on Laptop . I want to know how we made bootable image for laptop with android image. What I have to do so that laptop detect the android ...
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Edit Windows Boot Loader from Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 12.10, and Windows 7. I accidentally removed the Windows option from the Windows Boot Loader using EasyBCD. I do not know how to access the windows boot loader configuration files. I ...
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can't load ubuntu after installing it

Guys i was unable to find or understand what and how to do it, so i will ask. I know there are more questions like mine, but i didn't understand, so sorry. I have windows 7 installed on my laptop and ...
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Systems Not Booting after Ubuntu installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failure to Boot Windows 7 after Ubuntu install I recently installed Ubuntu on my PC dual-booted with Windows 7. After rebooting it went through the usual startup ...
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Reinstall of Windows Bootloader not working

It first started when I deleted my partition that had Ubuntu 12.04 on it. Little did I realize at the time that it would destroy all the resources of Grub on it, and subsequently prevent me booting ...
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Problems with booting without USB support from BIOS

I have installed Xubuntu 12.04 in an 60 GB USB 2.0 external HDD. I have been using that rather than my desktop. Recently I found myself in a fairly remote part of a third world country, with a very ...
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How do I reinstall bootloader? [duplicate]

I was running Win 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 alongside each other on diffirent partitions. I recently upgraded to Win 8 and after installing it, it booted directly on Win 8. I've put in my pendrive to run ...
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Cleanly uninstall ubuntu from Nexus 7

If I install Ubuntu on the Nexus 7 (following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation), and later uninstall it, will the device be in the original state, or will there be ...
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How to use GRUB as default bootloader while dual booting Win7+ubuntu

I installed windows 7 first and then Ubuntu, booted back into windows and used EasyBCD to use the Windows 7 bootloader for dual booting. So when the system is rebooted Windows bootloader comes up ...
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WUBI installed Ubuntu not showing up at boot menu after Windows reinstallation

I recently installed 12.04 using WUBI installer in a separate partition. Because of some problem, I had to reinstall my Windows. Now the problem is that my Windows has recovered, but Ubuntu is not ...
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Problem in booting Windows Vista after repairing using a boot repair disk

Been using Vista and I recently installed Ubuntu 11 in a separate hard disk(in BIOS, this hard disk was set for the 'Boot from' option)..Apart from the partitions used for Ubuntu, there are 2 more ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along Windows XP and Windows 7

I have Windows XP installed on C: drive and Windows 7 installed on F: drive. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows (keeping both XP and 7) in drive G: without losing any data stored in the ...
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Cannot boot Windows 7 or boot from any bootable media

I deleted the Ubuntu partition via Windows 7. I rebooted the machine and I it drops to a Grub rescue prompt. I tried to boot from Ubuntu live DVD, USB and Windows 7 Repair CD, but didn't succeed. I ...
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How to choose between 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu using a bootloader?

Alright, so on an external hard drive, I plan to make multiple Ubuntu installations. As some computers do not mesh well with trying to use a different hierarchy as far as I can understand, how can I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 gets stuck at startup (laptop)

I have noticed that almost 30% of the times, ubuntu gets stuck at the "purple" screen before the actual Ubuntu symbol comes when the OS loads. Why is this and how can I fix it? PS: I have this ...
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Windows 7 loader missing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: no windows 7 entry in grub after installing ubuntu i just install Ubuntu 12.10 along side Windows 7.When booting it goes straight to ubuntu and skip grub.This problem ...
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When attempting to install ubuntu 12.04 from CD, I am stuck on black streen with “loading bootlogo…” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 to my desktop and burned to a CD using Infra Recorder and instructions ...
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Bootloader doesn't show after installing 12.04 using wubi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu not showing up on boot menu after Wubi installation I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire (8930) machine which uses Windows 7 Ultimate. I used wubi to ...
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resizing partitions

I have the following configuration: sda1 1 GB maybe fat32 (windows recovery partition) sda2 40 GB ntfs(windows drive c) with boot flag sda3 around 100GB ntfs(storage partition) sda4 extended ...
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I need help with Grub and restoring Windows?

I started out with Windows XP and then I installed Zorin (a sub distro of Ubuntu) and then I installed Ubuntu. This was working great. Then I installed Windows 8 on yet another partition and couldn't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 gets stuck on the loading screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu hangs at purple screen My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? If I press Esc during the loading, the following is generated: ...
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If I uninstall ubuntu, will Windows Boot Manager still be there?

I want to get rid of my Ubuntu partition, because I never use it on my laptop, only on my desktop. If I remove Ubuntu (I'm assuming GRUB will go with it), will Windows Boot Manager still allow me to ...
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Problem loading Windows

My Ubuntu shows the startup screen where I've to select the OS option, in it shows Windows 7 option too, but when I choose Windows 7, it doesn't load and shows back the same OS selection screen. Both ...
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How to restore Windows7 after restore ubuntu bootloader?

At first I will describe my situation in a few points: I have installed Windows7, and then Ubuntu 11.04 on my machine. Then everything works fine and at start of system I have screen from linux ...
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Need to manually install bootloader [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to manually install boot loader? Grub failure when installing 12.4 alongside Windows 7 (50 GB partition for 12.4), need to manually install bootloader. Where can I ...
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Grub boot loader problems [closed]

I've had ubuntu for about two months and its worked flawlessly but yesterday when i booted it up I got a screen that said Grub 1.99 (Grub Rescue screen) It asks to hit tab to display commands except ...
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How do I restore GRUB 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I upgraded my laptop with an SSD, moving my old HDD to where the DVD-drive was, so that I could ...
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GRUB can't access my linux partition?

Until now I had 2 NTFS partitions on my harddrive. Now I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04, so i freed 100GB from the end of my harddrive, created a new ext4 partition, and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. ...
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How to use a bootable USB on another machine without grub?

I have installed (not live CD) Ubuntu on a USB stick, and now having dual boot with Windows. How can I use this USB on another machine, as the latter does not have grub. How to make the USB ...
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Hard Drive not detected in ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS in this summer and all was going fine, but then my computer was switched off in the middle of loading the bios. When I boot, its not recognizing my hard drive in which ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 dual boot - boots directly to Windows 7

I wanted to install Ubuntu on my computer as second OS. I shrank the Windows partition and gave Ubuntu about 40Gb of space. After this I created a live USB having Ubuntu 12.04.1, and booted using the ...
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How to encrypt Ubuntu home folder or partition and still able to hibernate/sleep my PC?

I am currently dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12. During installation of Ubuntu, I chose to encrypt my home folder. I just don't like the fact that I can't put my computer to sleep or hibernate. ...
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Dual-boot: Can't select Windows at boot

I have a computer with 2 operating systems dual booted: One is Windows 7 and the other is Ubuntu. My Ubuntu installation is installed within the Windows partition via wubi.exe. I'm not using ...
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Is there any program available for making bootable USB drive?

I just don't understand the how-to pages for installing Ubuntu from USB drive. Is there any program that can make USB drive from previously downloaded Ubuntu ISO images? Something like that would be ...
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Will there be a boot selection screen after uninstalling WUBI installed Ubuntu?

I'd like to know if uninstalling Ubuntu via "Programs and Features" on Windows 7 or Vista would also remove the boot entries that had once been created during installation, and would it thereafter ...
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Where to install grub?

So, My partition table looks like: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 16708MB (Windows Recovery Environment (loader)) /dev/sda2 367MB (Windows 7 (Loader)) /dev/sda3 368203MB (Windows 7 Files) /dev/sda5 ...
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Fix Windows MBR using Ubuntu Live CD and ms-sys tool

I'm trying to fix the MBR using Ubuntu live CD. I already have the ms-sys installed but from the threads that I saw, I'm not completely sure in which /dev I should execute the command: sudo ms-sys ...
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Help understanding my hard drive / partitioning situation… Pictures Included! :) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sharing swap space between Windows and Ubuntu Triple Boot: Windows 7, Ubuntu, and Debian So I have installed windows 7, and two different distros of linux... I have ...
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Where to install boot loader on a Zenbook Prime?

I cannot figure out where to install the boot loader on my Zenbook UX31A Prime. I have installed Ubuntu many times on normal hard drives, but this is the first SSD and I am struggling. Installed ...
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No option of logging into ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) One of my friend uses both Ubuntu and windows7. Recently he switched to Windows 8 (Release ...
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Uninstalling Wubi after Windows restore

I restored my windows computer with wubi on it, but when I booted it up for the 1st time, Ubuntu is still there to choose during boot. Help?
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Bootloader Has Disappeared After Reinstalling Windows And Ubuntu

I was having trouble with my Windows 7 and could not access the router so I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to see if I could network on that, and I could. After much ado I decided that the best course of ...
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How to add different drive ubuntu to BCD manually

I want to add 12.04 that is in a different drive to my active BCD Store. What I did is: I added a boot sector application pointing to c:\boot\ubuntu\boot.img and I only get a black screen with ...
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Can I Install grub on an USB and make it a rescue disk?

Can I Install grub on an USB and make it a rescue disk? Question: Is it safe to run the following commands? sudo grub-install /dev/sdb (where sdb is my USB drive) update-grub2 Question: Would ...
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Getting Ubuntu on Bootloader after formatting

I've been running Windows XP on a desktop machine (C:/) and installed Ubuntu 12.04 (D:/) and Windows bootloader was able to recognize Ubuntu when I turn on the computer. Months later, I've formatted ...