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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How to set noapic and pnpbios=off parameters for boot

I have a weird laptop, that, long story short, must have these 2 parameters set for it to boot: pnpbios=off noapic How to I tell grub to utilize these every time it boots?
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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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No option to boot Ubuntu in GRUB

let me first say, I'm am recently learning ubuntu. I had it install and everything was fine. I was trying to find a file that udev should have generated but could not find it. I ,dumbly, uninstalled ...
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How to repare corrupt ubuntu12.04 without loss any data?

My ubuntu 12.04 system in not open it shows only black screen on booting time because accidentally i remove some file from media folder like sda1, but i am not sure that this is the main region to ...
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Ubuntu-device-flash hangs when expecting device to be in bootloader

I've been attempting to install Ubuntu Touch on my Nextbook Ares 8, and when ever I run the ubuntu-device-flash touch --channel=ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu --bootstrap command, It hangs here:
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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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iso image for i386 32 bit will not boot (16.04)

Multiple laptops with i7 intel cpu will not boot from DVD, it is not even listed as an option to boot from (both systems have previously booted from dvd)
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HOw to add an ID to a menu entry to GRUB CONFIG

I want to add an ID to any menu entry in the Grub config and then auto generate the configuration by changing /etc/default/grub file DEFAULT_GRUB = desired_linux_version I already did but grub ...
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Source code corresponding to u-boot and ubuntu for RPi 2

I wanted to get the source code corresponding to the following image of uboot/ ubuntu core snappy running on my Raspberry Pi 2. From the serial console, this is what I got - a) U-Boot 2015.07-dirty ...
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Toshiba satellite radius not loading bootable usb

I recently bought a Toshiba satellite radius (model: L15W-B1120). I already read countless of posts. In the posts they recommend to disable secure boot and also fastboot, I already did. I created a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 bootloader failed install

I am trying to install ubuntu 16.04 on an hp pavilion dv7 1273 entertainment laptop. I can get through most of the installation up to the bootloader where the installer crashes. It gives me 3 options, ...
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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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System is not booted up after Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS through network controller on my Machine and installation is successful. After installation, the machine got rebooted then it never comes up. If i press ESC key on ...
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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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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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What is the UEFI boot flow for Ubuntu?

I've read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI but I'm still puzzled with the flow of boot process in UEFI mode for Ubuntu. I understand that the first step is UEFI firmware will load bootx64.efi ...
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Grub not showing on boot. Windows 10 and ubuntu dual-boot not working

I am using HP Pavilion 15 Notebook. It came with a Windows 8 and then I have now installed windows 10 on it(not upgrade). I deleted all the partitions i had and installed windows. After that, 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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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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Can not boot Ubuntu 16.04 from flash drive

I created Ubuntu bootloader on flash drive and when I start Ubuntu from it then I get only terminal with such a message: Erst: can not request [mem 0xbd2e903f - 0xbd2eb03e] for ERST No caching mode ...
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Boot Manager missing HELP! [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 ...