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 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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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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Dual boot windows 8 ubuntu

I finally managed to installed ubuntu. But I cannot boot win 8 now. I searched on the forum and tried everything without any luck. Here is the log from boot-repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1389617/ ...
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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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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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Can't boot --> PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM [closed]

Question: I recently installed Xen (paravirtualization) on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. Ubuntu 12.04 worked excellently before, but afterwards, the trouble started. The laptop crashed every time I ...
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How to delete Grub Menu from the disk without Linux?

How do I remove Grub Menu from the disk without Linux? When I boot from the disc out the string Grub Rescue. Previously, I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and randomly chose the wrong drive.
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Can't load Windows without plugging in the external drive

My external drive contains Ubuntu and when I don't have it plugged in, I receive an error message with this grub_rescue > . I don't know what this means or how to fix it, but I want to make it as ...
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How can I start Busybox at boot time, from GRUB, or even before GRUB?

Most Busybox questions are related to the fact that users are dropped to a Busybox shell due to some unknown issues at boot time. This must make Busybox one of the most hated pieces of software. My ...
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GRUB2 stuck at rescue console, showing “unknown filesystem” for all partitions

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my external USB drive, where I have a 700GB NTFS partition followed by the new 6GB ext4 partition and a swap partition (all primary). The GRUB MBR is also installed to the ...
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How to add android x86 item to GRUB list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Android OS along with Ubuntu and Windows I have installed android from this topic, and when it ask me if i want to install GRUB i say no as it is installed when ...
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HELP! Booting Ubuntu off Portable HDD, lots of issues with GRUB

I am new to Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 11.10 onto my portable hard drive. Much to my surprise, it installed half of GRUB to the PC, and half to the PHDD. The PC does not belong to me. ...
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How to fix windows bootloader after grub install?

Ok, so that's what I did: I installed ubuntu and when I had to chose the partitions and grub install I clicked on overwrite "windows bootloader" or something like that, now everytime I boot, grub ...
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Bootloader smashed

Yesterday i got a friend to burn a disk with the "try out/install" package of Ubuntu. My problem is following: Tried to install Ubuntu on another partition then the one i got windows installed on. ...
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bootwindow problem at startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to replace GRUB with Windows NT Bootloader? Using Windows and Ubuntu, I got a black screen with white letters and just three options: "Start Windows", "Start Ubuntu" ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't boot anymore. Nore from HDD, nore from live USB. Win XP boots fine

Booting normally, it drops my in a small shell... something like initframs, i'm not quite sure. Booting in recovery mode dropes me to the same shell but constantly writes out error messages. Something ...
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How to install a limited bootloader

When I installed Ubuntu on my USB flash drive (a proper permanent install, not a live cd with casper), the installer recognized the operating system on the host computer, a laptop, and made an entry ...
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GRUB/BURG hates Windows 7

Every time I try to access my Windows 7 partition from BURG, I get a "required device is not installed" error with an error code of 0xc000000f. The same thing happens in normal GRUB. I am on Natty ...
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Debconf window appearing after installing Burg

I have just added the PPA 'ppa:bean123ch/burg' with a view to installing Burg, a graphical boot manager. In the Software Center, after having clicked on 'Install' for burg-pc, I have a pop-up window ...
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Help needed recovering erased boot disk label

I dun goof'd. Up until about an hour a I had a working installation of 14.0 on my 2013 Macbook Air, with full disk encryption as set up in the standard installation process. But tonight, in the ...
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Failed to install GRUB boot loader on HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server

please I need your help. So I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 on this server. Everything else installs correctly, especially the software which I have selected. But when it comes to the GRUB ...
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Booting off of a usb

I Have Recently Dual-Booted a asus x401a netbook with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04. Every time I want to boot into Ubuntu, I have to boot off of US to access the Grub boot menu, But once booted I can ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to boot?

Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04. Ubuntu installed but reported it could not install bootloader. I chose the 'continue without bootloader' option. Then manually install bootloader via ...
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Windows boots instead of asking which OS to boot

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my HP Compaq Laptop with UEFI, keeping my Windows installation. I rebooted and was prompted if I wanted to boot Windows, Ubuntu or something like ...
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Completely shagged my laptop with LILO

They say curiosity killed the cat- well I have managed to kill my computer by incorrectly installing lilo. I don't actually know why I thought I needed to install it but regardless, I need someone who ...
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What should I do when Windows Boot Manager comes instead of GRUB, even after boot repair?

I know that this question has been asked before, but none of the solutions have solved my problem. Ubuntu boots and runs properly with the USB I used to install it plugged in to the computer, but ...
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Deleted Windows installed partition and also the System Partition

I had dual boot on my laptop Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.0.2 and than i decided to remove windows completely and i booted from usb and removed widows partition and also the system Partition which was the ...
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Help: need to install every thing including boot loader in another drive

I have an old laptop whose C and D drive have lots of bad sectors but none in other drives. I have been keeping an eye on bad sectors and they are not increasing. I installed Ubuntu in E drive but ...
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linux icon appearing in rEFind even after uninstalling linux

i installed ubuntu 12.04 on my mac.and i uninstalled it and but after that when i boot up using rEFind it shows me an linux icon saying that boot linux from whole disk space.how can i get rid of it?.
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HP laptop using Ubuntu can't boot!

I have HP 255 G2 laptop which uses Ubuntu. I was using the laptop and I saw that it was not working properly. I rebooted but it still doesn't boot . It shows me the usual black screen with a line on ...
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no bootloader. only grub screen appeara

Windows 7 and Ubuntu were installed on my laptop . it was working zsmoothly until now. The bootloader dosen't show up and grub shows up instead
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GNU GRUB 2.0 bootloader

After I added a custom splash (Plymouth), the boot loader menu randomly appears waiting for user input. I confirmed the settings in the grub cfg file are correct to disable the menu. For a test, I ...
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Problem in installation with ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1, dual boot

I installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1 and it doesn't boot in windows now. grub-repair shows the following error: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11794084/
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Dual boot with windows and user GRUB

I have 3 storage devices. An SSD with windows on it and 2 HDDs. I want to install Ubuntu on one of the HDDs but I want it in a way that when the computer starts up I get the GRUB selection thing. Im ...
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No configuration file found - Live USB error

I created a bootable flash drive with ubuntu 14.04 desktop, using the instructions from here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows However, I got this message when ...
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How to boot directly into Windows 10 from grub on Windows8.1-Windows10-Ubuntu15.04 tripleboot system?

I have a tripleboot system having Windows8.1, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I choose Windows from grub menu, it takes me to Windows bootloader giving choice between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. How ...
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Booting OS of Ubuntu 1.1.20.0-8ubuntu1

I have a problem in booting version 2.00-13ubuntu3 moving to recovery mode, it requires me to fill the initramfs using built-in-commands which i dont know how to add them. Help me
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Setup or uninstall plop

Plop does nothing after starting. I installed plop and it worked correctly a few times, but now plop will not let me even move the highlighted choice. I cannot select it. The screen stays completely ...
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Grub2 not loading in dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on HP 4540s

Iam using a HP 4540s Notebook with Windows 8.1 Uefi installed. I followed all the steps for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS instalation and i got it all working but to load my dear Ubuntu i have to press F9 to ...
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Dual boot question 2 drives (Raid 0, SSD).

I currently have windows set up on a raid 0 drive and Ubuntu installed on a different ssd drive. On the hard drive with Ubuntu I also have the windows boot manager. I've been trying to set up a dual ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu Without Breaking Windows 8.1 Pro Installation

I have a Dell Inspiron 17-3721 With Windows 8 Preinstalled, I upgraded to 8.1, then 8.1 Pro W/ MC, I later installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a second OS. I want to uninstall ubuntu to make more space for my ...
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DD doesn't seem to work in Ubuntu 15.04

I have used the dd command for a while to add my bootloader to a floppy image created with mkdosfs. mkdosfs -C disk_images/aquaos.flp 1440 dd status=noxfer conv=notrunc ...
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Restore Windows 8.1 bootloader after installing Ubuntu on a separate HDD

I have Windows 8 installed on a separate HDD and Ubuntu on a separate HDD as well. So I re-installed Ubuntu 14.14 because my previous installation was corrupted. Now when I boot my computer there is ...
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How to Remove the bootloader and automativally start ubuntu 14.04

Currently I am using Ubuntu alongside Windows 7.I have decided to get rid of windows and gain some extra disk space.That's easy. But How am i Supposed to remove the Bootloader at startup and directly ...
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Get proper boot on Grub2

This question is very similar to others one but I haven’t find a precise answer to my problem. I have one hard drive, with 4 partitions : A first system partition with window's bootloader A ...
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Time to boot is over a minute [duplicate]

My question is a bit different, my dell 3521 takes a whole of 1 to 1.5 minutes to boot after then it takes about 30 seconds to log in. How can I investigate the root cause and what measures can be ...
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I need help with setting up a triple-boot system using burg (windows, ubuntu, arch)

I currently have a dual-boot system with windows 8.1 and eOS freya (ubuntu based). I installed windows 8.1 first, and then installed eOS "alongside windows" during the eOS GUI installer, which had me ...
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External HDD Installation on Secure Boot UEFI Device

I wanted to install a standalone version of Ubunto to my external device so I could hook it up to every machine, however after installation my current system does not want to boot from the external ...
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Error Message while rebooting Nexus 7 tablet for ubuntu touch

I tried installing Ubuntu touch on my nexus 7 wifi tablet 2013 edition and I am getting this error: "Your phone needs restoring from a PC or service center" could anyone please tell me how to make ...
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Restore Windows Installation [duplicate]

I've got the following problem: I had a ssd (sda) with windows 8 installed. Now I added another ssd (sdb) and installed ubuntu 14.10 on it, but I didn't create a efi partition and installed to sda. So ...