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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Problem with boot after Ubuntu touch

I wanted to try out Ubuntu Touch so I downloaded and installed on my laptop. Now Ubuntu won't boot! Please help. The screen shows: Couldn't find data partition. Spawning adbd ...
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Windows 8.1 Screen Crash After Boot From Grub

I Have a Lenovo Y510, and I installed windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 13.04, both in Legacy mode. Now, when I select Windows, Windows boot animation is damaged and the screen shows incorrect colors. ...
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Mac efi bootloader doesn't show ubuntu, and GRUB load automatically

Right now when I start my computer GRUB loads, and then I can select if I want to start either OS X or Ubuntu, and if I start the computer holding down the alt-option key to load Mac's efi bootloader ...
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Removing Grub2 and reverting back to windows 8 boot loader

I'm new to stack exchange and Ubuntu. This question might be repeated but none of the solutions worked for me. I have Ubuntu installed on my external hdd. I could boot it fine without any issues. ...
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Cannot re-master Ubuntu's iso image unto a usb drive

I know the topic might be confusing but the problem itself seems bizarre to me. if i'll take ubuntu's iso file (on this occasion i'm using 12.0.4-2 server) and apply it to a usb drive with the ...
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Ubuntu Windows 8 Bootloader Not working [duplicate]

I have another to add to the list of Ubuntu/Windows 8 bootloader problems. I installed Ubuntu, but the computer continually loaded Windows 8 without giving me the GRUB menu option to choose between ...
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Can't Dual boot ubuntu 13.10 using USB or CD

This is my first question, so I hope you can help me. fist I have windows 8.1 pro and I dual booted Ubuntu 13.10 before using USB (using Unetbootin), then I had to remove Ubuntu, But when I wanted to ...
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Should I install bootloader on hard drive with Windows or hard drive which's gonna get Lubuntu installed?

/dev/sda1 has windows and Im installing Lubuntu on /dev/sdc. Where should I install bootloader? (Im just takin "the plunge" and hopefully Ill like Lubuntu more than laggy bloated Windows)
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Need help regarding dual booting windows 7 ultimate and ubuntu 13.10

My PC: Amd Phenom 2 X4 Asus m4a8tm-le board 6 gb ram Nvidia 2gb gt520 card hard disk : 500gb I have a 300GB partition for windows (i already have windows 7 ultimate 'service pack 1' - ...
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OS-Uninstaller saying I will need to update my bootloader?

I am following these instructions to remove Ubuntu 13.10 from my system: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OS-Uninstaller But when I run os-uninstaller instead of just saying it will remove the ...
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problem about dual boot

first of all i am a beginner...so please bear me..... i have installed ubuntu 14.04 while windows 7 already installed at this point everything is ok but problem begin when i installed windows 8.1; now ...
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Boot takes long time: “switching to clocksource tsc ”

I am working on Pxeboot server. I installed Pxeboot server in one virtual machine and I start my Pxeboot client it takes time to boot while it got this message "switching to clocksource tsc" How to ...
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GRUB Rescue + Can't get to Win7

Hello and Thank You for taking the time to read the following: I had Fedora 20 and Win7 dual-booted on my Acer Laptop, but today I decided I wanted to get rid of Fedora and make better use of the hdd ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu with UEFI in a correct way?

I decided to migrate from Ubuntu 13.10 to 12.04 LTS, so I have downloaded .iso image and wrote it to my USB-stick. During the installation, on a stage of partitioning hard drive, I met one problem. I ...
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Recover grub from grub-rescue

I was using Ubuntu normally and suddenly the system went haywire and I had to do a hard reset. After that I got a couple errors trying to load Ubuntu, so I switched to Windows trying to find an ...
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Ubuntu cant boot up

I was using my Ubuntu happily and suddenly it starts behaving weird, icons disappear and becomes half-unresponsive, so I do a hard shutdown. When I start it again, the first weird thing I notice, the ...
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HP ML330 G6 not booting - sbin/init not found

1 of 4 drives failed - replacement installed and logical drive rebuilt successfully - no other hardware faults. Ubuntu 9.10 server installed. On boot, 1 logical drive found, but following messages ...
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How to use a pre-installed Ubuntu, which is on an external drive to boot from any computer?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my external hard drive and it works fine on the computer it was originally installed from. But when I attempt to boot the external drive from another computer; all ...
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How to unlock Boot-loader of android Phone?

i Want to unlock boot-loader of android phone. Actually i want to dual boot the android phone with android and Ubuntu . For that i have to unlock boot-loader first . Whenever i run fast boot oem ...
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BUC - Just One Click Unavailable BURG

Some months ago, I installed and customized BURG in my Desktop using the SBM and BUC (Just One Clic). Now, I've bought a Laptop and I installed Linux Mint 16, with Cinnamon. I was trying to install ...
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Cloning and partitioning

I am trying to turn some partitions into extended so that I can install windows as I am trying to learn asp.net (as I cannot exceed 4 primary partitions). I am thinking of: --> Cloning /home and / ...
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Disk failure and bootloading problem

I have the next problem , every 3 minutes a little message tells me there is a hard disk error. So when I asked it to tell me more it said there is a risk for my hard, failure. I don' t know why, as ...
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Ubuntu does not boot after installation

I have solely put on ubuntu onto a laptop that had windows vista and seven on. I installed Ubuntu completely both 12.0.4 and 13.10, but it dies not start after installation. The restart stalls or is ...
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Disable Grub bootloader's GRUB_TIMEOUT=-1 after failed startup?

My title may be incorrect, but I hope I get the idea across... You know, when you have a failed startup and Grub decides next time it starts up it'll disable the countdown and give you indefinite ...
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Can't install from bootable USB or ISO for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Booting from USB flashdrive fails in my attempts to replace Win7 Home Premium which has two partitions, C: and D:, on my hard drive. I also attempted the boot from USB (in all the USB slots I have) ...
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Grub on boot partition using raid0 and swap partition question

I'm new on this linux stuff and english isn't my language so have some patience please. =) Question 1: *When a boot partition is created during or before a installation of Ubuntu, is Grub bootloader ...
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Can't get Windows to boot from GRUB

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and am having some issues getting GRUB to work with me. Whenever I want to get to GRUB (to boot Ubuntu), I have to manually select it: . Then I can select Ubuntu ...
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How to change boot image

How do i change the image that appears during boot back to the ubuntu default? I had installed gnome desktop before and after uninstall it had left it like that.
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Re-configure GRUB to directly boot to Ubuntu on dual-boot

I'm curently Dual-booting between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 both are 32-bit I'm installing it on a HDD with Ubuntu Bootloader installed on an external Pendrive (So if i want to boot Ubuntu i must ...
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How to install Ubuntu touch on LG E617G Optimus L5 [duplicate]

I have been tinkering with my LG Optimus L5 E617G and can't seem to find any good instructions on how to install Ubuntu Touch or even get to the bootloader to do so... If anyone has any suggestions ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 error installing GRUB- dual boot w/ Windows 8 separate disks [duplicate]

I am basically completely new to Linux, so I do not have a lot of terminology knowledge right here. I built my computer last year and have a 120GB SDD where Windows 8 64bit is installed along with a ...
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boot cd problem

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on CD, in the boot turned on only reading from the disc, but at startup I get the message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 image on an Android tablet

After installing the image using the complete linux app, it switches to terminal mode and displays the "SU: not found". It should go to rootlocalhost. Is there anything I can do to fix this. I have ...
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Cannot boot windows after installing ubuntu 12.04 on windows 8 machine [duplicate]

I attempted ubuntu 64 bit installation on a windows 8 machine, using a separate parition for ubuntu. New Ubuntu installation works fine, but there is no option to boot windows 8 now, though I could ...
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What are BootInfo and boot-sav folders?

Those folders are located in /mnt/. Which program creates them and for what purpose? /mnt$ ls BootInfo boot-sav BootInfo: sda2 sdb1 boot-sav: sda2 sdb1
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After installation, why won't my laptop boot with Ubuntu 12.04.3?

After downloading Ubuntu 12.04.3, I proceed to restart my system and receive an error message. It basically says there an error with the file: ubuntu/winboot (not exact). Either there is an error or ...
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Bootloading problems after partition

I used a Linux live USB key to install Ubuntu 12.04 along side another Ubuntu 12.04. After successful installation, it didn't show any boot choosing screen, and booted directly in my old OS. So I ...
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Grubs manual installation on windows

Should I install a boot loader before I install Ubuntu? If so, how can I install it manually from windows 7?
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Basic multiboot USB guide

There are some Question here on askubuntu about this. but they mostly use GUI, and or cli. What am looking for is, a basic guide on how to install grub or other on my 16GB USB, and a simple guide on ...
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I see a screen full of skinny stripes instead of Grub, why is that?

All graphics drivers activated, using the NVIDIA 304 something, without the "[recommended]" phrase after it (there's two 304's). I fixed it be enabling MBR, but can't access ubuntu any more, should I ...
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Dell Inspiron Mini 12 bootloader fails to install [duplicate]

My daughter gave me her Dell 12 Mini with a version 8 something of Ubuntu. I first loaded version 13 but it ran really, really slowly. I just loaded 12.04.3 replacing version 13 but got this ...
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Ubuntu Black Screen after Loader

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. It should be noted that I am not at all knowledgable of how Ubuntu works, but I have a tendency to mess around with things. After attempting to fix some problems I was ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is stuck at startup after upgrading, now I wanna install a new copy of 13.10

I installed 12.04 as a fresh copy which made grub as my default bootloader and windows 7 loader became 6th option in this bootloader. Now My Query is, If I install a fresh copy of 13.10 in the same ...
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How to replace GRUB with Windows 8.1 default boot manager? [duplicate]

I have a Windows PC that is running Windows 8.1 and today I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside with Windows, however Ubuntu seem to replace the default boot manager with GRUB.
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Dual boot: Windows 8 and Ubuntu

I am not able to see the Ubuntu OS during the PC boot, and it boots directly into Windows 8. Please see my Boot-Repair info.
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How to disable boot selection [duplicate]

I have ubuntu server running inside a virtual machine that starts after Windows starts, then it runs in the background (using virtualbox headless). The machine is supposed to run as a server in the ...
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ubuntu boot issue

So I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 x64 on my laptop that already has Windows 7 x64 (a dual boot installation) and after restarting my laptop i get the following message. error: no such partition ...
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Ubuntu infinite loading

I am new here, so I would highly appreciate your help. I have Ubuntu 13.04. I've had a swap partition I created earlier, so hibernation worked well for my Dell Vostro V131. Last time when I used ...
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Suspected problems with bootloader and Windows 8

So by now this question has probably been asked a hundred times, but I figured I might as well ask it again to get some details on my specific situation. So far I have been using Linux (mostly ...
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Ubuntu is still on rEFIt

I just used a Ubuntu Live DVD to uninstall ubuntu from my mac by formatting both ext4 and linux-swap partitions to fat32 and then deleting them (so I could resize mac's partition later using apple's ...