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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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 ...
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Problem with Boot repair

I am new to Linux. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along Windows 7. I followed all the steps to install until I received a message that Ubuntu is successfully installed and restart your ...
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Ran auto-updates on Ubnutu 12.04 and grub2 lost Windows 7

I have a dual boot system with two hard drives -- one for Windows 7 and the other for Ubuntu (now 3.5.0-43). I ran the most recent Ubuntu updates and lost my Windows 7 entry in grub. I've attempted ...
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getting rid of “earlier version of windows” on a dual boot ubuntu/windows7 system

I started with a clean XP install ( <- my original boot partition - partition1) I then added a Win7 side-by-side on partition2. THEN i added ubuntu 12.04 LTS with grub boot on partition3. GRUB ...
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How do I boot back to my Windows OS?

Help! I can't get back to my windows OS!!! I tried boot repair, but I still can't figure out how to boot to my Windows 8.1. When I first installed Ubuntu, I had this problem, then I eventually got ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04

Sorry if the subject is already answered but I can't find the solution. I have a clean install of Windows 7 and I installed ubuntu 12.04 as a second OS. I manually did this partitioning using gparted ...
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How to remove this ?? And fix grub.

Hi i install the ubuntu with wubi , i fix the problem hdd 0,0 no wubidl but now i have for 1second this hdd 0,0 error prefix is not set and system booting how to remove this ? I know this is only text ...
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How do you change which monitor displays the Grub login screen?

I have my computer plugged into my monitor and my Big screen TV through HDMI, whenever I boot it wants to show the Grub2 bootloader on the TV and not on the monitor, this hurts my neck .. lmao ... the ...
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How to set Grub Password

Red Hat Linux has grub-md5-crypt for setting up a grub password. How to do the same in Ubuntu 13.10 ?
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bootloader install failed

I have lenovo u510 with windows 8. This ultrabook has 24GB SSD and I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 in it. I changed bios from UEFI to legacy and I used a LiveDVD. I created a 17GB partition when I ...
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Installation problem 13.10 : bootloader didn't install

tried installing 13.10 on A NEW BUILD . went clean untill the end when i got a message the bootloader didn't load properly and i need to download it manually. didn't manage to do it by my self. thanks ...
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boot problem grub rescue error shows in ubuntu

I have two operating system, one is ubuntu & othet is windows7. When i am open my system, i saw a problem "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>" how to solve this problem?
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Booting back into windows 7

I recently installed ubuntu 13.10 alongside my windows 7 operating system. Whenever I boot my computer i am given the ubuntu loader where i can select either windows7 loader or ubuntu. When i press ...
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Fix Grub Boot Loader after partition [duplicate]

I have a system with dual boot for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The system uses Grub as its boot loader. But, today by mistake, i shrank the Windows Volume and created a new Volume and all worked fine, ...
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Grub rescue halt everything

I have pre-installed window8 laptop and i was trying to installed ubuntu, but when i restart it , following error comes error: file 'boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. Entering in the rescue ...
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right place to install ubuntu bootloader

I installed ubuntu on a windows machine, but after restart the computer automatically booted windows without showing me boot option. I think I might have installed my ubuntu bootloader in the wrong ...
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Ubuntu touch flashing failed/taking to long. Black screen! Redeploy help!

So i'm brand new to the whole unlock, root and flashing thing. I just tried flashing Ubuntu touch on my Galaxy Nexus (international GSM/HSPA+) and everything seamed fine until the very end when i got ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Invisible After Installation

I followed your instructions for installation from USB stick. First, I tried it as a desktop, liked it, and so followed your instructions and illustrations to install on my Win7 laptop. It took a ...
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Wrong bootloader on restart

I have installed UBUNTU on a partition of my HD after Windows 8. Many installs of UBUNTU before I could get it to work. 12.04 was working but keyboard and Touchpad would often freeze requiring a ...
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Get windows loader before Ubuntu Loader [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my computer with windows 7 on it. Most of my games are installed in windows.So I would usually load into windows. After installing Ubuntu, it is the loader of Ubuntu ...
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Couldn't find /boot/grub/menu.lst ; How to add USB drive in grub menu

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have created the Ubuntu ISO image on a 2GB USB drive. I want to add this USB drive as a boot option in the grub menu. As per the manual ...
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warning: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated

I am running into a problem while creating a USB drive with downloaded *.iso image in Windows, using Universal USB installer: I copied the ubuntu-10.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso using Universal USB ...
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Installing ubuntu server 13.04 amd64 over RAID1 won't show grub boot loader

There was a Windows 2008 server R2 machine with a 500GB raid 1 via Intel hardware. I'm installing Ubuntu Server 13.04 amd64, over the raid 1... The installer recognizes the RAID, and I confirm to ...
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Installing Linux 64Bit

So far I have tried to install Kubuntu 32 Bit Kubuntu 64 Bit Fedora 64 Bit and Linux Mint 64 Bit (no dualboot) System Specs: AMD Fx-6300 Gygabite 970A-UD3 160 GB SATA Hard Drive Radeon HD 4800 4 ...
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how to boot ubuntu after installing on a partition [duplicate]

I need to figure out how to boot Ubuntu when I restart my computer, I think I don't have the GRUB2 bootloader installed on my first partition. I need to figure out how to switch win 7x64 to the GRUB2 ...
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Unable to Change Grub2 Boot loader image

I have tried the method mentioned in this link below https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Displays but I am unable to change the boot loader image. I was able to change it once, but when I tried ...
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Installing 13.4 on macbook dualboot: grub bootloader installation failed

Previously I had Ubuntu 12.4 running as second OS on a second boot partition, installed with bootcamp (no rEFIt). Now I tried to install Ubuntu 13.4 (amd64) from USB but it failed to install Grub ...
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How do I monitor startup disk usage?

When I log in to my user session in Ubuntu it is being very slow. The CPU remains relatively low but the led of disk usage is running wild. How can I trace which applications are making the most ...
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How to access efi boot partition as read-write?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 (efi mode) and now I want to go to a read-write access of the efi boot partition. For secure boot to work, I installed the Linux Foundation's ...
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Add windows 8 which is on a SSD tu the bootloader which is on the HDD

I have a big problem and I hope you guys can help me... I have a MSI GT60-2OD which has SSD and HDD. My Windows 8 is installed on the SSD and now I want to install Ubuntu and Kali on the HDD ... and I ...
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error while repairing bootloader via boot-repair

i have installed elementary os on my laptop,than i installed windows 8.1 rtm on another partition.but it messed up something.i cant boot eOS now..i can boot only to windows automatically.As i searched ...
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ubuntu 12.04 won't boot normally

After I select Ubuntu on the grub I get a backlit black screen for a couple of seconds but then the screen goes completely black (unpowered, unlit) screen. The computer is still on because i can see ...
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how can i change the contents of grub loader?

i have ubuntu 13.04 installed alongside of windows7 and in bootloader(grub) these operating systems as all of yours are with long names! how i can change the names in grub? for example i want to ...
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Cant boot Ubuntu 13.04 next to Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 next to Windows 8. On another HDD with two partitions. one for my windows data and one for Ubuntu. Now i cant choose which system i want to boot. I get directly into windows ...
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Can't Boot Windows (Gives “Repair Windows” Option)

I have a few extra hardrvies without anything on them. So about a week ago I created a "Live" Usb to see if my system was compatible. After a week of testing and playing I liked it enough to install ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 boot screen freezes at purple - CSM BIOS Setup [duplicate]

I just bought an ASUS N56VB and I installed Ubuntu 13.04 with dual boot along Win 8. I used boot-repair and following is the url to its report: http://paste.ubuntu.com/6082780/ The problem is that ...
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Dual Boot Not working when installing Ubuntu after Windows 7

Brand new laptop, installed win7, created a 30gb partition and installed 13.04 (64bit EUFI off a usb drive) gets through the install with no issues i used the Easy setup. it did not alter my win7 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting on virtual box

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on virtual box yesterday and it worked perfectly fine all day. However, when I restarted my laptop this morning, it isn't getting past the loading screen. I'm not getting any ...
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How to reinstall win7 in a multi-boot configuration and fix ubuntu bootloader after? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a multi-boot Win7 system (4 Win7 OS's). When I boot now I get the Ubuntu boot menu which also includes an entry for the Win7 (multi) bootloader. I'd like to reinstall Win7 ...
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BURG not working after Kernel Update

I recently upgraded my Kernel on Ubuntu 13.04 from 3.8 to 3.9-RC8. Now I am facing an issue (a major issue from my aspect). After installing 3.9 kernel, I removed BURG so that I could see the ...
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Completely remove Grub/Grub2/ Burg bootloader

I by mistake installed burg boot loader and then grub2 boot loader. Previously I was using plymouth manager to change my boot animation... But now, after selecting burg and grub nothing is fine.. ...
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Repair bootloader

I need help to repair the bootloader. In this page first option, live USB I have downloaded the ISO file and Universal USB Installer, but at the start the program asks me to choose the file type, and ...
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easyBCD not showing ubuntu in Windows 8 boot loader

I first installed Ubuntu 13.04 and then installed Windows 8 on separate partitions and i used EasyBCD and it detected my Ubuntu, but it is not showing Ubuntu in windows 8 boot loader. There are a ...
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Ubuntu not doing anything [duplicate]

Whenever I put the disk into the tray, it spins up, but doesn't do anything. Like, nothing comes up. Blank. Just one line in the top left corner.
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 with Avanquest Partition Commander 11.0

Has anyone tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 or 12.04 using Avanquest Partition Commander 11.0? I have used Partition Commander to install many versions of Windows on a Raid-0 hard drive setup, without ...
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windows 7 bootloader restore

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64 along side my OEM windows 7. I was having trouble with Ubuntu so I elected to delete the partitions containing Ubuntu so I could reinstall it again. But all I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is not able to boot after ROM screen

I am facing a weird and serious problem in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My system doesn't boot after first ROM screen. When i ran my system in recovery mode, i saw this error on my screen: ...
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I cant boot into Ubuntu 13,04 from Windows 7 [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed the ISO for Ubuntu 13.04. I put the ISO on a flash drive using ISO to USB. I am running windows 7 pro and had planned to dual boot Ubuntu. I booted up, pressed F12 for booting ...