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 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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Where to install the bootloader? Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

So I have decided to attempt to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 Lenovo E545. I was following this guide http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dual-boot-windows-8-ubuntu.html. I was looking at my ...
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How to install multiple Linux Distros and Windows 8 on UEFI?

I want to install Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 for daily use + Ubuntu Studio for audio production. The method I've followed is to install W8 in the clean disk, then shrink the Windows personal data ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS without losing Windows 7 bootloader

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS alongside with Windows 7. But there is one issue that if I install Ubuntu, I will lose Windows 7 bootloader and it will replace GRUB bootloader instead of ...
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No option to boot windows after installing ubuntu

I already have windows installed and I just installed Ubuntu and I was expecting that it will ask me which OS to boot after startup but it didn't. I refer the link but didn't work Windows 7 not ...
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Ubuntu GNOME on a USB 3.0 thumb drive: GRUB cannot be installed

I previously installed Ubuntu GNOME just fine on a USB 2.0 drive with the installation wizard, just like you would on a hard drive. I just bought a USB 3.0 16GB drive so that I could run it at a ...
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Bootloader issue on dual-boot

First of all I would like to mention that, I'm completely aware of the duplication rule of this forum and this post has been made only after due research on the topic. Problem I dual-booted a ...
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Windows 8 dual-boot: bootloader problem (grub)

I currently have a dual-boot system with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04, on separate hard disks. I have installed the Grub bootloader using the Boot-Repair tool; however, it seems that whenever I boot ...
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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 to prevent Ubuntu from installing a bootloader? [duplicate]

I want to know if it is possible to prevent ubuntu from installing a bootloader in UEFI install mode as to use gummiboot, my current boot manager which works just great for Arch. My objective would ...
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Black screen ubuntu server 14.04 after install

i had install ubuntu 14.04 server on my pc using bootable usb. once i installed and try to reboot. server doesn't boot up. it is when i plugged in the usb drive until it boots up.
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System Could not boot from harddisk after installing ubuntu

I need some help here, i wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop which have a 1TB storage and only 1 partition(C:) running windows 8.1, so i burnt the ISO file for Ubuntu to a USB device and I installed ...
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ubuntu bootloader doesn't detect window 8

After installing ubuntu, using something else option and installing it on a different disk than windows 8 , I starting my computer and ubuntu loaded without any boot loader. So I searched in internet ...
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How to boot compressed image

I've made a single .img. It's a minimal Ubuntu which includes a rootfs and various installs. A kernel and kernel modules are installed. I'd like to compress my .img and have the bootloader load ...
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GRUB Bootloader not loading with Software RAID1 on Fresh 14.04 Server Install

I've looked at all of the forums, and tried doing multiple fresh installs and continue getting the error "Unable to install GRUB in /dev/mdx - This is a fatal error" My current setup is 2 2T drives, ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04.01 on Windows 8.1

I used Universal USB Installer to create a live boot on a USB drive, but when I try to boot from the drive, I don't get the installation menu, just a black screen to enter commands on. I disabled ...
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Error Booting Ubuntu / Windows 7 on Laptop

I tried a lot of guides and walkthrough I found on the net, but my problem still persist: I installed the UBUNTU 14.04 LTS release, and installed side by side my Windows Installation. When I finish ...
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UEFI and “reserved bios boot area”

I purchased a new notebook, which has a pre-installed Windows 8 (upgraded to Windows 8.1). Configuration: UEFI Secure Boot SSD + HDD I downloaded Kubuntu 13.10, prepared a bootable USB stick and ...
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Unable to recover Ubuntu with boot repair disk: No boot loader is installed in the MBR [on hold]

My machine running Ubuntu 14 randomly stopped working. I'm unable to boot. I tried using the boot repair disk, but to no avail. Here's the output of the boot repair attempt: ...
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Bootloader Install Failed Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my SONY VPCEL15EN, Every thing worked fine but at the end it shows that Bootloader Install Failed. Now I have 3 options 1 to install somewhere else 2 continue ...
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Boot Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview with Grub

I originally installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, using grub to give me a selection of operating systems to boot to when it starts up, and that works fine. I decided I wanted to try the Windows 10 ...
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I installed GRUB bootloader on the Win SSD, should I be worried? Dual Boot

I installed Ubuntu yesterday on my Notebook's SSD. Windows 8.1 preinstalled on the other (m.2) SSD. I'm not really experienced with this stuff, sorry. I installed the GRUB(?) boot loader onto the ...
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Ubuntu 14 shows on bootloader menu of 12 but does not boot

I have a tri boot system. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12 on the 1st hard disk. I got a new hard disk (external) and installed Ubuntu 14.0 on it and updated the grub on Ubuntu 12, it was successful but when i ...
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How to remove BURG and restore GRUB?

I installed the BURG bootloader today in order to give my boot up screen some style. However, when I choose Ubuntu from the list it freezes on a screen with a bunch of code. Thankfully, I am still ...
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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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reFind doesnt load Ubuntu (no bootable device…) after Yosemite upgrade on a Mac

Yosemite messed up my boot system and now it says No bootable device...blabla when I try to start Ubuntu. ReFind works fine (though it doesn´t show the shell icon and cannot find why) and Yosemite ...
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pxe-e61 media test failure Ubuntu Dual boot Win

So I had win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot and it was all working fine, but after I enabled the Intel Rapid feature on win this error "pxe-e61 media test failure check cable" started showing up ...
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edit Grub bootloader both

I've had some boot problems after installing Ubuntu 14.04 to my new SSD (sdb1) adding Windows 10 technical preview afterwards (sdb3) and leaving my old Windows XP on my hdd (sda1), but now everything ...
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Dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu with Ubuntu on mSATA SSD

I have searched the web like a maniac in order to find some answers to these questions, so please help me here... If you only now the answer to one of the questions please post that answer! So here ...
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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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Windows 8.1 Screen Crash After Boot From Grub

I Have a Lenovo Y510, and I installed windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 13.04, both in Legacy mode. Now, when I select Windows, Windows boot animation is damaged and the screen shows incorrect colors. ...
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Stuck at GRUB rescue screen

I had installed Xubuntu 12.04.1 i386-desktop on my Dell Inspiron 1501. But it would not Shutdown my system, getting stuck at the ubuntu logoff screen. So i decided to remove that version & install ...
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Where is the boot loader installed?

Where is the boot loader, such as Grub, installed generally? When I install 12.04 along side Windows on different partitions of my disk, I encountered a choice for "Device for boot loader ...
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I can't get to the bootloader on my LG G2 [duplicate]

Every time that I type in the command '$ adb reboot bootloader' in my terminal while my G2 is connected to my computer instead of reboot in to the bootloader it just turns off and reboots as normal. ...
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Ubuntu wont start from windows bootloader but it does as a device

When I am in Windows 8 and shift-click Restart, then click Devices, I am able to launch Ubuntu from there. But when I click something close to "start other os", then Ubuntu, I get something close to ...
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I ...
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Can I change the appearance of the bootloader, ..? [duplicate]

I was bored with my bootloader, .. Can I change the theme of the bootloader, .. I was looking on google, and I found the burg,. but I could not use it because my pc is UEFI, .. I dual boot windows8.1 ...
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Use Parted to change a partition's flag state

I had a Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with one SSD and one SATA hard drive. I had a problem with the SSD that my system was installed on. I replaced the SSD and installed a new 14.04 on to a it. The /home and ...
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Dividing an existing Ubuntu installation on two physical drives

I am planning to add an SSD drive on my Ubuntu machine. At the moment the computer has a single hard drive, containing the whole install. What I would like to do, is to move the existing installation ...
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cannot boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Here is url of boot-repair's "recommended repair": http://paste.ubuntu.com/8941902 During installation process Ubuntu couldn't find that Windows is already installed so I did "other install". ...
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problem with boot, grub-repair not help

Hello i want install ubunntu 14.10 (64biit) i already have orginal windows 8.1. I turn off secureboot in bios, and fastboot in windows. Installation ubuntu is no problem but i don't see grub after ...
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Dual booting thwarted by rogue keyboard presses?

End goal: successfully dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, both are already installed and working. I just can't get to the bootloader (I think it's called) to choose to go back to my Windows ...
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Can't boot to Windows anymore after removing Grub on a Netbook [duplicate]

Today I decided to try out Fedora by booting it from USB. I liked the OS, and decided I wanted to install it to my hard-drive. I couldn't complete the installation because I needed to free up a ...
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What is the difference between installing Linux Mint and loading the iso file? [closed]

I have loaded Linux mint in my C drive via the iso file. I still find an option to install linux while booting Linux Mint . Is there any difference between loading the iso file and installing Linux?
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Booting into Windows after 14.04 Install (dualboot)

So I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04! But the bootloader does not seem to work since I just boot into Windows 8.1 automatically. I have tried running the boot repair app without success. The ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 issue

I have installed window 8.1 after cleaning my hard disk..and then installed ubuntu 14.04 with the help of ubuntu forum directions.. But after installing both, window 8.1 sometimes start and sometimes ...
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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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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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Repeating Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue

During start up I get Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue... I have done the steps of the first answer from the following link Error: invalid environment block. Press any ...