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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What Encrypted Ubuntu HDD does to Bootloader?

I installed 16.04 as encrypted such that I encrypted the whole disc in Lenovo-2013 PC. I am using the disk as hot plug. Now, I cannot use my other discs in the PC. I think this is because of the ...
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Cannot boot with EFI

Please see my GParted config: https://goo.gl/photos/RAAvSgopY23wzQg16 And a warning which might be unrelated. I installed another Ubuntu to the free space which restored my grub. But when booting ...
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Access to hard-drive when machine won't boot

Recently I tried to downgrade my kernel (from 3.13 to 2.6.24), and I made sure that the 2.6.24 kernel compiled and installed without any errors. I also updated the grub file to boot with the newly ...
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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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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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Restore Windows loader after deleting partition

I am just install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 8.1, but while installing i deleted Windows reserved partition. I installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode, but i not sure, that windows installed in UEFI. ...
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How to reinstall GRUB bootloader for 14.04 after upgrading to Windows 10

What do I do to reinstall the GRUB boot-loader, since I heard the Windows boot-loader overwrites GRUB.
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Grub Failing to install - Installation crashes

I have tried multiple times to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Mac Book Pro 2011 with a TakeMS SSD and a Hitachi HDD. The problem is though that it copy's files and that fine but as soon as it gets to ...
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Ubuntu is not booting after re-installation of Windows in dual boot system

My laptop was dual booted - Windows 7 (32 bit) along with Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) LTS - and I used it without any problems. Due to Windows performance issues I had to format windows primary C:\ ...
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How do I change the OS name in the Boot menu - Windows bootloader?

I have installed ubuntu 11.10 with Wubi (windows installer) and when i boot my computer it gives me the option of windows 7 home premium and Ubuntu. I want to change the name of Ubuntu to Windows 7 ...
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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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Broken install of Ubuntu Studio 12.04LTS

I am a budding Linux enthusiast who seems to keep running into problems, but am determined to fix this one. Hopefully someone here can help:) I was having some problems with an install of Ubuntu ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 from USB, GRUB still there

I need to install Win 7 on a computer that previously had Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I created a bootable USB with the Windows 7 ISO on it, but I can't boot from it. From the BIOS/UEFI (not sure) I ...
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Stop Ubuntu on Macbook from booting into OS X from external drive

I have Ubuntu (Lubuntu) installed on a MacBook which has two external hard drives connected to it. One of the partitions on one of those drives is a bootable backup of an OS X machine. When I reboot ...
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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 set Windows bootloader as default bootloader?

I have a Win 7/11.10 dual boot system with Grub 2 as the default bootloader. However, I want to make Windows bootloader the default bootloader (grub 'dos' like interface scrares the hell out of my ...
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Deleting GRUB2 which is placed in sda? And how to fix two Ubuntu entry in EFI Boot selector?

I have EFI Windows 8 in my Asus K55V laptop. EFI partition is sda1. I tried to install Ubuntu in EFI mode and created/selected separate boot partition for Ubuntu boot loader. Ubuntu installed ...
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Cannot boot to Windows 10 after failed installation of Ubuntu!

I was trying to install Linux for a Linux course and now I am stuck. First of all Ubuntu doesn't get installed completely. So every time I restart the computer it asks me if I want to install Ubuntu ...
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Grub rescue mode, bios in order, won't boot from window 7 recovery CD nor Ubuntu 14.04 live cd, nor usb key

Alright. I have (had) an Acer Aspire 4739z. Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 I have a grub rescue mode problem since booting in Rescue Mode (by mistake of course). And now the fun starts. My ...
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grub error when booting ubuntu

I have 2 hard drives on my server and i have previously installed CentOS on one of the hard drives(not sure which but i am guessing the second) I install fresh Ubuntu 14.04LTS on the first one i ...
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Questions for Dual Booting Ubuntu 14.04 + Win10 with Multiple Hard Drives

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 onto my desktop that's currently running Win10. I've only dual booted on machines with a singular HDD years ago, but now I have a small SSD (for my Win10 OS and ...
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Installing Ubuntu over existing windows 7?

I already got windows 7 installed on my laptop with 3 drives C: D: E: and I also wanted to install Ubuntu on the same drive C: and make it a dual boot. How to do it ? is it possible ? And will I ...
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Unable to dual boot windows 8.1 with ubuntu 14.04

I m new to this forum and to linux. I have windows 8.1 pre-installed in my HP 15-r007tx and I wanna make it dual boot with ubuntu. But last I tried I finished installing ubuntu based on a few videos ...
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Removing Ubuntu with Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed (dual-boot with Windows 10) on my laptop and my PC, but I noticed that I only really use it on my laptop, so I decided to remove it from my PC and attempt to switch back to the ...
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Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Touch has a locked boot-loader

I asked the Meizu support responsible for the Ubuntu Touch, about shipping, taxes and if the bootloader was locked. The information I received is surprising to me. Can someone else confirm this, ...
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how do i switch main bootloader to windows bootloader [duplicate]

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu and you guys are asking yourself what the hell is he thinking or something similar because this is an Ubuntu forum. I want to know how to switch my main bootloader to ...
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Uninstall Grub and use Windows bootloader

I have Windows 8 pre-installed and then installed Grub with Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not my thing so now I want to remove it along with grub. From what I have learned, with UEFI, Grub does not overwrite the ...
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no visable menu on

I installed ubuntu 14.4 along side windows 7 professional but when I try to access ubuntu there is no visable menu on screen to be able to select either as I have seen on other machines in the past. ...
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GNU GRUB Ubuntu option gone!

Hi there I seem to have a serious problem that google wasn't able to help me with. I'm a novice with GNU systems. I was clearing up some space on my boot folder (which of course what I think went ...
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Installed dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 Can't boot into Windows

I have two internal hard drives; 1 for Windows 8.1 and 1 for storage. I decided to install Ubuntu on the secondary hard drive. One of the guides I used advised me to make a small boot partition in the ...
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Bootloader install failed

The situation where I am stuck: The issue is that I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 as my primary OS. I had windows 10 and tried to use both OS in dual boot but got stuck at some point. So my ...
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How to solve the error starting version 219?

My Ubuntu 15.04 is showing "starting version 219". I can't login to my system. What is this? Is this a bug of Ubuntu? How do I can solve this issue? Please help me.
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Creating boot partitions on multiple disks

I'm trying to get some redundancy with RAID1 on my Ubuntu Server box. I've made some good progress using the install wizard but I'm stuck on the following: >> lsblk NAME ...
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How to remove Windows 7 (loader) without losing data?

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 in my laptop after removing Windows 7. Even after removing Windows 7 completely during Ubuntu installation I always get an option of Windows 7(loader) & other Ubuntu ...
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Installed Ubuntu and now can't boot into Windows anymore

Okay, now I have a new problem... I installed Ubuntu on my new SSD today. But now Windows 8 doesn't show up in the boot loader anymore. I ran Boot Repair and it told me GPT detected. Please ...
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Ubuntu bootloader not removed after formatting partition

I was facing some issues with ubuntu so decided to uninstall it. I didn't have the CD rom for windows 10 , therefore i just formatted the partition which had ubuntu and installed Linux MINT. After ...
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Win 8.1 UEFI + External HDD Ubuntu - Bootloader directory

I would like to install Ubuntu 14 on an external Drive for use alongside my UEFI Windows 8.1 System, however I am unsure of where exactly to install GRUB. The external hard drive Im using is also ...
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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 time is too long after uninstall Ubuntu from computer

I have 3 OS on my laptop Window 10,Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu Mate.. I uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04 from the computer after that ubuntu mate's boot time takes nearly 5 minutes.. Before I uninstall ubuntu ...
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Kubuntu installer will not offer uefi option but did once

Where to install boot loader. Kubuntu installer offered uefi...worked. Now after crssh on reinstalling only offers reserved BIOS area for grub but then won't boot - no drive shows
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Recover windows 10 EFI Boot from dual boot with ubuntu

I made my window 10 system system in dual boot with ubuntu. I would like to remove ubuntu and install it in virtual-box within windows. I am afraid to remove ubuntu partions fearing windows may not ...
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Having trouble installing ubuntu alongside windows 10

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, but I keep running into trouble. First I tried to create a bootable USB drive, to test Ubuntu, and then install it. While creating the bootable drive ...
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Kernel problem, how to downgrade

I am using Ubuntu 15.10. uname -r 4.2.0.30-generic. But this kernel is installed partially with errors and my boot loader got default updated to that. I have Linux image ...
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Computer won't boot without external hard drive (now won't boot at all “Boot Device Not Found”)

The hardware involved is a HP Spectre x360 laptop (running windows 10 - at least it was :[ ) and 1TB WD Passport Ultra External Hard drive. Scenario: I am attempting to create a external hard drive ...
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How to dualboot Ubuntu and Windows (as default) with minimal delay on boot?

I know there are some other questions here similar to mine, but i think my problem is a little bit different. So I currently have Windows 10 as my only OS, and I want to install Ubuntu on dual boot; ...
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Cant find the correct filesystem to recover ubuntu bootloader

I have windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 as dualboot on my laptop. I deleted bootloader by mistake from disk management. and i am on the grub rescue. When i tried ls command i get this: (hd0) ...
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Cannot install Lubuntu from pendrive

I cannot install Lubuntu as the second system (on the same hard disk) next to Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried to create bootable pendrive by using unetbootin and when I`m trying to install OS, my laptop send ...
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Howto setup seperate ssd for EFI partition and bootloader for dualboot linux and macosx

Im currently struggling with new hardware and installing ubuntu in a first step on it (16.04 daily builds), where macosx will follow. Hardware: Supermicro x10DAi dual xeon firmware: UEFI The ...
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Install Ubuntu with other linux distributions on same machine

I have brand new machine. I want to install Ubuntu and one more Linux distributions on same machine. When the machine is up I want to have the option to choose which Linux to load. Is it possible? ...