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 and windows on dual hard drives

I had windows 10 installed on a hard drive then I used my laptop to install Ubuntu 15.10 on my other hard drive because I was having problems installing it on my desktop. To get into Linux I have to ...
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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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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 boot takes multiple restart?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 and I am unable to start my system in one go(I need to forcefully shutdown and then restart multiple time to get grub screen). I google it and got to know that ...
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cannot read from USB Stick

Installing on Lenovo Z580, during boot up process the bios menu shows that the USB Stick is detected but on selecting it it opens Windows 8 which is originally my operating system. i have tried ...
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Install on Second Hard Drive with startup boot option?

In theory, what I want to do is very simple, but I've done some google research and read some posts on this site and I'm still confused. I want to keep win7 on my primary C:\ drive, and install ...
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how to add new module in ubuntu os [closed]

I am new in ubuntu. my question is How to add new module in ubuntu os. I have to add my c program as a module in ubuntu os. how can i do that. please,answer me step by step
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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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Permanently Remove GRUB and Linux from Triple-Boot System (GRUB Lingering After Attempted Removal)

I had a triple-boot system consisting of Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 15.04, and Kali Linux (can't recall version, should be irrelevant anyways). I have no further need for a triple-boot system so I've ...
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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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Boot Repair disk not successful

I have Windows 10 dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I recently increased my ubuntu partition's size using GParted. Now, to repair the GRUB, I am using boot-repair disk which gives following error : ...
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How to shift from one distro's grub to another's

I installed Ubuntu 14.04(say ubuntu-1) and set it with another Ubuntu 14.04(say ubuntu-2). Now everytime I boot my PC I see the grub boot menu from Ubuntu-2 but I want it to start from Ubuntu-1's ...
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Help in manually adding Windows 8.1 to grub loader

I have just repaired my boot loader using the instructions in this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i97y5Y2nChs Although it can detect Linux Ubuntu, it can't detect my Windows 8.1. The Youtube ...
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How can I disable the purple bootloader splash at boot?

This question has been answered before, but neither of the methods in the accepted answer worked for me on 11.10. First I tried editing in /etc/default/grub, and then running sudo update-grub. But ...
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Problems dual-booting Ubuntu and OSX

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a 120GB SSD. I also have and old macbook pro hard drive that I would like to dual-boot with. I have the macbook hdd in an external enclosure attached by USB 3. ...
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Boot initialization problem, boot unknown partition, dual boot pc

It has been 3 days I'm trying to solve the boot problem. I have two systems, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 in different partitions. I have tried many solutions: I used Boot-Repair but it didn't work. ...
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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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no bootloader appears to be present at all. thanks grub

so i am on a compaq presario cq57. i installed ubuntu 14.04.3 and after fighting with it a couple days it finally installed. First it wouldn't, said something about grub 2 and a fatal error, so i ...
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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 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 set Grub Password [duplicate]

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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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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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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Booting to a black screen after system update / USB drive not recognized

Since a recent system update (about a week ago) I cannot boot Lubuntu anymore. I'm using a ten years old Eee PC. After the "Lubuntu" sign disappears, all I get is a black screen (the LEDs are working, ...
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Fix Windows MBR using Ubuntu Live CD and ms-sys tool

I'm trying to fix the MBR using Ubuntu live CD. I already have the ms-sys installed but from the threads that I saw, I'm not completely sure in which /dev I should execute the command: sudo ms-sys ...
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How to use the linux version of yumi?

On the pendrivelinux website they is a tool call yumi which you can use to create multi boot flashdrive which is supported Windows and Linux but I am having trouble with finding help on how to use the ...
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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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Uninstalling Ubuntu from dual boot / Change bootloader

I have a Win/Ubuntu 11.10 dual-boot setup, where I am running the OSes on separate partitions of my laptop HDD. I assume the best method of uninstalling is 'simply' a matter of deleting the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 boot loader for dualboot with OS X El Capitan

I want to install Ubuntu 15.10 for dualboot with OS X. I made the partitions (Ext2 for /boot, Ext4 for / and /home and SWAP) with gparted from the live stick; starting the installation Ubuntu doesn't ...
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Dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu without any boot speed delay

I've just got an SSD for my laptop (windows 10) and I am planning to put the 1TB HDD that was in there as a second drive (using the optical drive caddy system). I thought that while I was at it I ...
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My Ubuntu Boot Loader is Missing [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I tried to install my ubuntu along with windows 8.1 after installation and upgrade. I found my ubuntu boot loader is missing. I am accessing my ubuntu now by using SHIFT+RESTART ...
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How to set up GRUB2 password in an easy way?

I need to setup password for GRUB2 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64. The setup I am trying to reach is to have [e]dit and [c]onsole options protected by password, but booting of operating system entries ...
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Hide log message when startup Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

When ubuntu is startup, it's show some error log message in the screen (please see pictures). I want to hide all messages, just show only Ubuntu Gnome loading logo on the screen. How can I do it ? ...
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Get rid of BURG?

So I installed BURG boot manager on my pc running Ubuntu 15.10 and windows 10.I want to completely remove BURG. Can I directly use sudo apt-get purge remove thing or will I be left with no bootloader ...
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How right is to set grub booter file to control fan acpi by linux

What is the right stroke to set in grub booter file to control fan by linux for notebook Acer TravelMate 4652LMi osi_acpi=Linux or acpi_osi=Linux or some other parameter
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Can Windows 10 and Ubuntu bootloaders reside on one partition?

I was having Windows 10 on my system and I installed Ubuntu 15.04 specifying boot partition same as where Windows 10 bootloader was residing. Now in the grub it is showing both Windows 10 and Ubuntu ...
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Grub2 not updating

I have an Nvida Quadro FX2700M and I was trying to fix suspend so I switched to the proprietary driver. I then followed the steps Here and now when I try updating Grub2, I get the error: ...
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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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No option for booting from Ubuntu on dual boot with two HDD, boot loader problem

I have two HDD on my PC. I have installed windows 7 on first one, and today I installed ubuntu 15.10 on second one (sdb7,8,9), and selected sdb for boot loader installation. Then I rebooted and ...
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Package 'grub-pc' has no installation candidate

I'm trying to make a dual boot with Windows/Ubuntu, but after I installed Ubuntu I can't boot from USB anymore! I'm trying to use Boot-Repair, but the problem is it asks me to run a command that ...
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Ubuntu Phone o Ubuntu Touch for LG-E615 …How?

Greetings Masters of UBUNTU. I write to see if is there any way to install a stable version of Ubuntu Phone or ubuntu touch on a device not supported? The device is a dual sim LG Optimus L5, ...
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Can't install boot loader to USB

I am trying to install my boot loader to a USB. I formatted the USB and put ext4 on there. When I go through the Ubuntu installation menu and select my installation type as "Something else" (so I can ...
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How do I boot into Windows 10 again?

I have windows 10 installed on partition 4 which is hibernated (but I'm able to mount it in read-only mode from Linux), but I cannot boot into it because I had removed the Windows bootloader. I also ...
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How to display any image before login screen appears [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu.My question is when i power ON my PC before login screen appears i.e., after boot process i want to add any image to display before login screen.
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ubuntu does not boot up

I have a computer with ubuntu 14 and windows 10. I logged on windows, restarted the computer but the grub boot loader did not come up. I have tried pressing Shift upon bootup but no boot options show ...
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Error message when saving to MBR

Trying to install burg and keep getting this error message. /usr/sbin/burg-setup: warn: This GPT partition label has no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible!. /usr/sbin/burg-setup: warn: ...
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Why wont BURG recognize my Windows OS?

I've installed the BURG customizer, but it only recognizes the Ubuntu Operating systems on the current partition. I've tried everything I can think of but haven't been able to get Burg to recognize my ...
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Deactivate an Ubuntu LiveUSB, make it unbootable without reformatting

In a previous life I used a certain USB drive to install Ubuntu on a server. After installing I deleted all the files and started using it for storing copies of backups. Some time later I rebooted ...
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Cant boot after cancelling MiniTool Partition Wizard

I wanted to resize the windows partition using gparted but it wont work, so i used Mini Tool Partition wizard. After first step was made it started to wipe an unallocated space (my wrong) so i ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed errors=remount-ro 0

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 I am having the error above And also sodu journalctl says errors=remount-ro 0 And Failed to activate swap Swap Partiiton. Any Idea how I might fix this problem Thanks