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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Bootloader not working

With not apperant reason when I booted my computed today I got to a Grub command line screen. As far as I read it seems that the grub might been defected. I've downloaded the Ubuntu live CD and ran ...
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Error saving to MBR

I get the following error when I try and save to MBR in Grub Customizer. It used to work OK, it there something I need to do to make changes to the Grub Menu stick?
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Why cant I load Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10. [duplicate]

Every time i try burn onto disk or usb, it comes back with errors or missing files, i really want to use Ubuntu, but this keeps happening everytime, please help!!
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GRUB is absent after re-installing Windows XP [duplicate]

I formatted my XP drive and installed XP again, and now I can't boot into Ubuntu. I just need the option of selecting Ubuntu while the system boots. Thanks in advance for replies.
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot disk not being read

I have a copy of Ubuntu (11.1 and 12.04), both on CD and on USB key, but I am unable to boot from any of them. The CD drive in the machine is fine and will happily read Windows and Acronis boot disks, ...
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Repeating Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue

During start up I get Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue... I have done the steps of the first answer from the following link Error: invalid environment block. Press any ...
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Windows not working properly

Hey guys I booted into my windows 7 after a month and there is some error. Not able to do any work on it properly. I dont have any problem in reinstalling windows but the issue is that it will ...
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Can i Install Windows 8 along with already dual Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 ?? Does it affects boot Menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Triple Boot Windows , Windows 8 and Ubuntu 11.10 with Grub? I am already having dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 in their dedicated hard disk space . Windows 7 was ...
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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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Stuck with loading boot… Booting

I bought a Dell inspiron with Ubuntu... But it never works. I was stuck with guest session only. So I try to boot Ubuntu I was blocked by a "0.292496] - end trace f1953578386cb33c] ---- kernel panic ...
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How to delete triple boot Ubuntu 14.04 Mint 17 & windows 10? [duplicate]

I have installed windows 10 ubuntu & mint on my pc now i want to remove ubuntu and keep linux mint & windows. so how to delete ubuntu? what will happen with mu GRUB & MBR if i delete my ...
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Having trouble adding android 4.4 r3 to grub [duplicate]

I have installed android x86 4.4 r3 on a separate partition from Ubuntu 14.04.3 and Windows 10. My /etc/grub.d/40_custom file is as follows: menuentry "Android-x86" { set root='(hd4,2)' linux ...
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Enabling Bootloader Graphics

In Xdiagnose, I checked the box that says "Disable Bootloader Graphics". No longer requiring this, I realized I didn't know how to revert the function. Any help? EDIT: To clarify, I am locked to the ...
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Restore grub after windows 10 installation

I was dual booting ubuntu and Windows 8 happily until I upgraded to windows 10. Windows 10 boots fine but I can't boot Ubuntu. If I choose the ubuntu partition from the boot menu I'm given the grub ...
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Fix Bootloader and delete Ubuntu, Windows 10?

First of all I'm sorry to say goodbye but I need to remove it. My problem is, I cannot fix the bootloader and I always get the GNU GRUB everytime I start my computer (GNU GRUB version ...
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install ubuntu alongside with windows 8.1: cannot boot into os selection screen without external

I was following instructions from this link(not exactly but roughly those steps). In the end I still cannot boot into the (grub) os selection screen. However, if I plug my installer thumb drive in, I ...
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GNU Grub not loading by default

I have dual booted my machine. First I had installed Windows 8.1, and then I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 version. I had switched off secured boot and power boot options . Now when I boot my ...
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How to get EFI for 32 bit instalation

I have a tablet with intel atom cpu and can't boot 32 bit ISO image in it. I heard that developers don't want to develop this but I wonder what is the challenge on doing so. I tried disabling secure ...
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How to change boot order in grub2 to include bootable USB?

I want to install Windows OS in an empty partition(dual-boot) using a bootable USB. However I can't seem to enter BIOS to change the boot order. Can I include the USB in the boot menu in GRUB2?
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WIndows 7 wont load?

I installed ubuntu in a separate partition and my windows 7 was in a separate partition. so in the grub screen when I choose to load from from windows 7 it wont boot and again the grub screen comes ...
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Help needed recovering erased boot disk label [duplicate]

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