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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Boot Manager missing HELP!

Trying to try out ubuntu 16.04. I'm not trying to dual boot. I'm trying to install it on another hard drive. I have the iso file copied onto a DVD drive. When I go to boot from my dvd drive the grub ...
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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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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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Dualboot windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 the win don't load

I made dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. After shutting down the computer and loading it again windows 10 don't start anymore it's stuck with dark window. I set the following command sudo update-grub ...
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Purging purging - and then problems? [on hold]

I have Ubuntu 16.04 in a virtual machine, testing it out for me to then install it as my main OS. I have purging from it the things I believe I do not need, carefully analyzing what can be purged ...
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Burg installing

I tried installing Burg to make my dual boot look better. So, I followed these instructions up to the part where it says: "BURG found! Do you want to configure BURG instead of grub2?, click Yes.". ...
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Boot Manager missing

I am trying to do a fresh install of UBUNTU. I burned the CD plopped it in and went through POST. Then I was met with a message saying BOOT MGR missing. So I checked my burnt CD and the GRUB (which ...
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How did someone disable my Ubuntu bootloader?

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Thinkpad. However, some idiot (who didn't know my password) accessed my computer while I was gone (after I hibernated it) and must have messed ...
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Someone accessed my computer and somehow disabled the Ubuntu bootloader. How can I get it back?

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Thinkpad. However, some idiot (who didn't know my password) accessed my computer while I was gone and must have messed with something because ...
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errno 5 input output errors please help [duplicate]

I am stuck at installing ubuntu for 6 days. Tried many copies of ubuntu 16 even ubuntu 14 but same error appears. System configuration is : Uefi , 4 gb ram, i5. i want dual boot ,solo ubuntu too ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 15 and GRUB bootloader? [duplicate]

I want to uninstall Ubuntu from my laptop as well as GRUB bootloader. My laptop is currently dual-booting windows 10 and ubuntu.FYI I don't have any windows installation disk. Is there any way I can ...
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How to replace GRUB with ELILO?

I was wondering if it is possible to replace GRUB with ELILO on a installed Ubuntu (and keeping a dual-boot with Win) without losing functionality or personal files?
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What is the difference between GRUB and SYSLINUX?

This question is related to my finding that Ubuntu and its derivative uses both SYSLINUX and GRUB bootloaders on ISO images for Desktop releases. When booting from 32-bit ISO image, it is said that ...
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Windows7 - Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot setup

I have been using EasyBcd to create a dual boot menu for my Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installation. I had it set up yesterday fine, but tried to go another route (which failed), so I tired reverting ...
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Boot Ubuntu from external drive.

I have been trying for a week to install (not live cd) linux Ubuntu on an external drive. Please help me, i've been searching the Internet for days. Before i ask my question, I am totally new to ...
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How do I re-run boot loader?

Running sudo apt-get -f install said that The link /vmlinuz.old is a damaged link and: you may need to re-run your boot loader[grub] Here's the full output: user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -f ...
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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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Only load ubuntu bootloader sometimes [duplicate]

I have a win10 and ubuntu 16.04 dual boot setup. However I mostly use win10 and only use ubuntu for certain tasks. Is there anyway to suppress the ubuntu bootloader when starting up and only bring ...
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Install Ubuntu to usb drive and boot it to Uefi and Bios system.

So I'm totally new to linux. I don't want to install to my internal HDD. So I've been trying to install it independently on a usb so i can boot it on any pc (UEFI or BIOS). So i created a live usb ...
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HELP! Can't boot PC. Ubuntu Bootloader Help

Installed Ubuntu on a partition on my HDD and put the Bootloader on the SSD. Whenever the PC starts up I get "Minimal bash line editing is supported". Can't type anything. Eventually, got my PC to ...
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Syslinux Installation Issues

I would like to install the Syslinux bootloader on my PC. For this purpose, I have created a bootable USB stick, installed Syslinux on it, and copied the vmlinuz from my "/" to my USB (My USB is ...
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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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GRUB Bootload Default

I installed SteamOS in a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 (I had Ubuntu before SteamOS) and my GRUB Boot loader switched over to the SteamOS version. I preferred the Ubuntu one because it was easier to ...
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Create bootable FAT-12 flp image

For a day I was attempting to create an .flp file, to which I can add a custom boot-sector from .bin file, and that has FAT-12 file system on it. But when I create a .flp file via mkdosfs, and them ...
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Grub2 Issues After 16.04 LTS Fresh Install

After two years of using 14.04 LTS I went to install it on my desktop, but wanted a newer ISO and was surprised to see the new 16.04 LTS sitting front and center a few days ago. So I said what the ...
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No Bootloader after clean install

I tried to install Ubuntu on a Surface Pro 3 and the installation worked without any errors. After trying to reboot there seems to be no bootloader (boots directly into uefi settings). Booting with ...
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Forced to re-install Ubuntu after Shut Down

I installed Ubuntu and after every time I shut down I have to reinstall it. Ubuntu's files are not deleted, rather every time I turn off and then turn on again my computer shows no boot device found ...
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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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if linux bootloader overwrites windows bootloader then how does it perform chainloading because there is no more a bootloader for windows now?

i cant undrestand if we install linux after windows and write grub bootloader over windows bootloader then how come it uses windows bootloader for chainloading because if windows bootloader is ...
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GRUB menu doesnt show while booting [duplicate]

I had dual booted windows 8.1 and lubuntu. Recently i had refreshed windows 8.1 and since then i am unable to see Grub menu while i boot. However if i go to BIOS settings and then select the UBUNTU ...
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“Error building boot sequence. Check parameters” message on Grub Customizer

I'm a new Ubuntu user and I've been trying to boot from an ISO using Grub Customizer. I open Grub Customizer and try to add the Linux-ISO but when I choose the name and the Linux-ISO type, a message ...
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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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Grub2 doesn't recognize any new partitions?

I am trying to add a new partition to my drive. The drive contains files that grub can boot into (Live ISOs, or Windows Installers). My drive has 250 GB unallocated and has in the past.. Grub2 booted ...
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Problems booting Windows 10 over Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

I had Windows 10 installed on my computer, but it started having some issues, and I decided to completely erase Windows and install Ubuntu. However, I want to revert back to Windows and set up a ...
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Multibooting different distros

As in this post (https://www.linux.com/answers/how-can-i-dual-boot-two-or-more-linux-distros) I would like to multiboot linux ! I am on a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop with 1tb HDD, I am not a complete noob ...
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Is this simplified flow chart of how the ubuntu fire up is correct ?

I am trying to understand the way that Ubuntu starts what is being runned or started. Can you please confirm if my simplified flow chart is correct ? First we power on a computer with linux ...
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Grub Rescue prompt appears after deleting Ubuntu partition. Can't boot Windows

I have an HP Pavilion dv 9543 cl. I decided that I wanted to update Win Vista to Win 8 several years ago, but did not know how to remove grub 2, so I naively decided to simply remove the Ubuntu ...
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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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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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GRUB Drops to Rescue Shell - Fix MBR and Windows Bootloader

I shall just give a bit of background information. I updated a broken Ubuntu installation to Oneiric from the live CD a while ago, and everything appeared to be working fine. Because I don't use the ...
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UBUNTU14.04 could not be loaded due to GRUB Error [duplicate]

I installed UBUNTU14.04 in ACER Laptop after completing the installation the GRUB is not working, How can I install the GRUB separately?
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Unable to boot in ubuntu after install [Reboot and Select proper boot device]

I am using Samsung RV513 laptop. I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and was working fine. Then I reinstalled Windows 7. After a few days, I reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Now whenever I start ...
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Unable to get to POST/BIOS settings after installing 16.04 LTS 64-bit Desktop

Just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit Desktop on a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H motherboard with a Samsung 850 Pro SSD (MZ-7KE512BW). On install, I selected UEFI DVD (had disabled Secure Boot/Fast Boot and ...
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GRUB boot loader(Ubuntu) not working after updating

I have a system with ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64 installed. It has stopped booting up after updating. As I power on it, screen glows for 1 sec and it shuts down. I have tried to open GRUB boot loader ...
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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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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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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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GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted

I have a Ubuntu 14.04.02. As I updated it,there was booting problem on my laptop.After some try it started.How I don't know.So I started fixing my grub as it was also not working. So after seeing some ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after installation [duplicate]

For unknown reason Ubuntu doesn't boot. I have tried the boot-recovery but nothing happened. Also I want to dual boot with windows Specs: Lenovo essential g505s Amd A8-5550M amd Radeon hd 8550G ...
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boot-repair after linux installation, without internet connection

I have a tablet dell venue pro 11 with Windows 8 pre-installed and I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on dual boot. Before installing, I partitioned directly from the linux usb stick, I created three ...