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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Can't unlock bootloader on my Wiko Goa

I'm trying to port Ubuntu Touch to my Wiko Goa. However, I'm unable to unlock the bootloader. Could someone please help me?
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How to manually install boot loader?

My attempt to upgrade to 12.04 failed, so I burnt a 12.04 CD, and asked to do a full install, getting rid of all previous OS (I had Windows as well as 11.10). All seemed well until the very end when ...
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rEFInd Question: Remove multiple boot items?

Just installed Ubuntu on a separate drive (not partitioned with any other OS), as well as rEFInd, on my Mac Pro. I managed to get it all to start up properly and can boot to any of the locations from ...
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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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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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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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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then took out the existing HDD and swap in a new HDD to install linux on it with uefi. ...
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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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Easiest way to get GRUB bootloader to appear first

so here's my problem. I'm running a dual boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS setup, I forgot to install the GRUB bootloader when I was partitioning for the Ubuntu 14.10 installation. This forces me to boot ...
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Dualbooting Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04(Current OS)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 64-bit laptop. I had Windows 8.1 on it. While installing Ubuntu 13.04, I accidentally selected the option to erase everything on the disk and install Ubuntu, and as a ...
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Using Ubuntu 14 running from CD to install windows 7 on empty HDD [closed]

I'm quite new to Linux. The reason I decided to use it has to do with a problem I had on my laptop: The display is broken and my friend was about to put it to garbage. So the disk was removed and ...
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my pc displays GRUB and doesn't starts

I just tried to install ubuntu on my PC. I ran Wubi and rebooted computer. My pc has two partitions, one with windows installed and the other with an ubuntu-based linux OS called Linkat, created in my ...
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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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Failed to install bootloader

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 by creating a USB Boot Disk. I am using a 500 GB External Hard-drive ("Elements"). I get through the first part of using the start-up disk creator. I select ...
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Restore Boot Partition from running ubuntu

I accidentally wiped the /boot partition of my running Ubuntu 14.04. Is there a way to restore it? My Ubuntu system is encrypted and I am dual booting Windows 7. Thanks in advance!
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Boot loading problem after Wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7

I was new in Ubuntu OS and I was just trying to use wubi windows installer to get a Ubuntu first for hands-on. I followed exactly the same as the instructions and after reboot win7, there is no ...
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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 add win to boot menu

I have 2 hard drives, 1 wit win and 1 with ubuntu how to easly add win to boot menu? I've installed grub customizer, can it be done by that program?
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Dual boot into ubuntu with windows boot manager?

Noob here, please bear with me. I installed Ubuntu 14 LTS on a separate partition of size 10GB and formatted it to ext4 during installation. Now it is not visible through windows. The installation ...
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Problem with installation of Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s?

Please can someone help me to install Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s? I have been trying this for the last 2-3 days, tried every option given on the net, but still my computer directly boots into Windows ...
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cannot boot to windows 7 after installing unbuntu on another internal disk

I have a windows 7 64bit desktop (sda). I've been getting into linux after experimenting with raspbian/raspberry pi 2. decided to install ubuntu (sdc) on a spare internal drive separately from windows ...
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Where is the bootloader stored - in ROM, RAM, or elsewhere?

According to the wikipedia entry, a bootloader is a small program stored in ROM(a part of the main memory(RAM), isn't it??) which can only be read and not erased. I am a little puzzled here. Does this ...
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Does the UEFI partition either “MUST” or “SHOULD” be first for some reason? If so why?

In a non-English Ubuntu-it.org wiki page it's stated that the UEFI partition MUST be always placed at the start of the disk. This is not the case in the English Ubuntu Community Help Wiki page. So ...
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Is running Burg on 15.04 possible?

Is it possible to have grub2 replaced with burg on Ubuntu 15.04? I had it on 14.04 but I'm struggling to get it on 15.04, does there need to be in a repository for 15.04 or something like that? If so, ...
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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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Problem booting Ubuntu on external hard drive

I have this very weird problem with my Ubuntu installation. I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive (Seagate 2 Terabytes usb3) and everything seems normal. But when I unplug the external hard ...
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How to boot Ubuntu in complete darkness?

Is there a way to load Ubuntu without the splash screen or verbose mode? That means no visual queues or code reporting. Is this possible? Known settings in the grub loader: Verbose Mode ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Bootloader failed to install

Sorry about the excessively long question, but I figured giving more information would be better. I recently bought a new desktop for myself, running Windows 7. It has two hard drives, and I wanted ...
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Boot-sector size is constant? [closed]

I read that first sector on any partition needs to be reserved for bootloader, regardless of weather it is used or not. But sector sizes changed from 512 to 4096 bytes. So how much space must really ...
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Do I need a bootloader in my existing hard disk to boot from USB?

The question is aimed at understanding the boot functionality when I try to boot from USB/a pendrive containing an OS. Does it use the bootloader of my existing OS in the HDD when I try to boot from ...
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Partitions deleted, disk cleared, but boot info still there

I've been trying to set up my ThinkPad T420 to boot Windows 10 Technical Preview on disk 0 (/dev/sda) and Ubuntu on disk 1 (/dev/sdb). I've reinstalled many times, and now I'm having trouble booting ...
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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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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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Cant boot OS from USB/DVD after deleting linux partition [duplicate]

After trying in google for almost 2 days I came here to post this. I had Windows and linux in my hard disk. I tried to format linux but mistakenly deleted the partition. It got hung and forcefully ...
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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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how can I recreate windows 8.1 bootfiles to put on my efi partition? [closed]

I made a mess of my efi boot partition. I installed Ubuntu gnome 14.10 on a partition on my HDD. During the installation i had manually formatted the efi partition without thinking about that my ...
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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 ...
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How to set windows (8.1) boot manager as defualt

I would like to set the windows boot manager as the default boot manager instead of grub, could someone please help me out? I've been on google for a while and all i can find are instructions for ...
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Can't boot windows 7 after reininstalling ubuntu 14.04

I had Windows 7 at first and i needed Ubuntu for some project , so dual booted windows 7 alongside Ubuntu and was working perfectly . Then ,got some issues with Ubuntu so reinstalled Ubuntu again . ...
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Grub loader always takes 10 seconds

The default grub loader is always runing 10 second countdown before launching Ubuntu 14.04. This is how it looks in etc/default/grub: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 ...
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cant install windows 8 while ubuntu is already installed ! [want to dual boot] [duplicate]

I am having ubuntu 12.04 LTS , I was trying to install windows8 but at the partition selection i got this error " We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing partition" . But i had ...
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Unable to load Ubuntu after installing Windows

I had Ubuntu 11.10 installed, I installed Windows 7 on another partition but now on booting I cant see dual boot options and Windows 7 is loaded. How can I run Ubuntu now?
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SSD is not showing up in boot loader installation device list while installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows

I've windows 7 installed in my SSD and trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in same SSD drive. But when I try to install ubuntu alongside windows it shows only HDD in the drive selection list. If I try to ...
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How do I get Xubuntu to automatically boot from startup? [Xubuntu 14.10] [duplicate]

At the moment to boot up my Ubuntu system I have to: Turn on my laptop Hold Shift to start up GRUB Select Ubuntu and press enter Log in I would like to just turn on my laptop and then when Ubuntu ...