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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update-grub Not Respecting Preferences from /etc/default/grub

Following the advice from an answer to How do I remove or hide old kernel versions to clean up the boot menu or free space?, I found myself having to put up with the GRUB boot menu every time I ...
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Change Bootloader title to include bit

Secondlife runs on 32 bit linux. I've tried WINE, Crossover, and installing the 32 bit libraries. Nothing has worked so now I'm having to install a 32 bit copy of Ubuntu as a second partition just to ...
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Edit Windows Boot Loader from Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 12.10, and Windows 7. I accidentally removed the Windows option from the Windows Boot Loader using EasyBCD. I do not know how to access the windows boot loader configuration files. I ...
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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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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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How to make Windows 8 appear in a boot menu when dual-booting with Ubuntu?

I want to ask how to create GUI for choosing OS when booting my notebook. I have Windows 8 preinstalled on my notebook, and I wish to have a dual boot system with Ubuntu, However, after Ubuntu ...
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Uninstall ubuntu from external hard drive + remove bootloader from internal hd

I have created a bootable usb stick with linuxlive and Ubuntu.I then tried to install ubuntu on my external harddrive. However I guess I wrongly picked the drive where the boot section is installed, ...
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Burg install error

Im trying to install Burg bootloader. OS is Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Windows (unable to access through Grub since the Ubuntu update) When I run the Grub Customizer I get the following error: burg-mkconfig ...
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System Hangs on Boot after BURG Install

I installed burg using these instructions. burg-emu worked fine, the burg interface worked great, and I can still boot windows correctly. When I boot linux (recovery or normal), I get the linux ...
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Why do I have duplicate “ubuntu” entries in my boot loader menu?

When I enter my boot menu, I see two entries labeled "[ubuntu]" that load exactly the same operating system. The recovery entry is also missing. I ran Boot Info Script, which typically covers ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootloader install failed

Hi today I decides to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04. Everything worked in the last moment, a message poped up saying that my bootloader install had failed and would not let me install it on a different ...
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Grub 2 wont show window8

I installed Ubuntu 14. 04 on my Lenovo ideapad 580 (4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, i3, Windows8 preloaded). I switched from UEFI to legacy mode. Then I had a grub issue and Ubuntu won't load at all. I tried boot ...
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no GRUB menu bootloader option

I have used Ubuntu distribution in my HP laptop along with Windows 7 dual-boot before. But due to some mistakes while partitioning using windows default partition tool, I formatted my system drives ...
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USB Keyboard not working in the bootloader, but does in BIOS and OS's

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed alongside on my computer. However, my USB keyboard doesn't seem to work when supposed to navigate the GRUB menu. This was also a problem when i only had Windows ...
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Ubuntu scripts/init.bottom Hang

I am trying to boot my 12.04 ubuntu server, and I am getting hung on: Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... done. This is in a VM on HyperV. I have tried fsck, tried going into recovery mode and ...
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GRUB INSTALL ERROR during installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1

Few days back i had tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8.1 Laptop(factory installed).The installation ended but when the system restarted then the boot menu just showed the Grub Boot menu.It ...
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Replace Mac OS X boot loader with Ubuntu

Currently, I have my MacBook Pro's SSD filled with a Mavericks installation, and after some frustrating hours, an external HDD loaded with Ubuntu 13.04 (soon to be 13.10). As of now, the only way for ...
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Change default bootloader to Grub2

I had changed the bootloader to Windows using EasyBCD. I had added Grub2 as one of the boot options via this. Unfortunately, when I tried to boot to Grub2 I got the error "NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr is ...
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How do I remove unnecessary entries from rEFInd?

I recently replaced Linux mint with Xubuntu. I'm using the rEFInd boot loader installed from Windows 8. The problem is that after I removed Mint, I can still view an entry in rEFInd with Mint's icon ...
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Bootloader doesn't install

This is the 10th time I try to install ubuntu, I tried to install it alongside windows and I get the error Executing grub-install /dev/sda failed. This is a fatal error. Sorry, an error occurred and ...
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encrypted installation with unencrypted kernel and bootloader on USB flash drive

I have searched a lot. The manual partitioning in the Ubuntu install is so confusing to me. I am new to Linux. I come from a Truecrypt-full-disk-encrypted Windows installation and I boot from CD ...
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Installed ubuntu 12.04 but only terminal shows and there is no option to start windows 7

When i start my laptop it shows a menu "GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3.9" with options ubuntu, with linux 3.5.0-23-generic, ubuntu, with linux 3.5.0-23-generic(recovery mode), memory test ...
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How do I fix a fatal error at installation?

I tried reinstalling 12.04LTS x64 to my Laptop and the grub boot loader is giving me a fatal error at installation. Error: Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed
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How to deactivate grub after fresh installation?

Short version I have a system with Windows 8 and in a working but undocumented state and next to it an Ubuntu 12.10 with the Grub2 bootloader, which doesn't recognize Windows correctly. I want to ...
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Too many UEFI Boot entries ATA HDD, ATA HDD1, ATAPI CD1 ATAPI CD2

Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual UEFI boot. My notebook only has one disk device. The Grub 2 entries are normal with only Windows and Ubuntu entries. However, when entering BIOS setting, I can see ...
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Is this a good way to dualboot Kubuntu with Windows 7 (legacy)

I have just bought a new computer pre-installed with 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1) on which I wish to install Kubuntu for dual boot. Installing dual boot was easy on my last computer, ...
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/boot partition problem when installing Ubuntu

The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code. This partition should be marked for use as "EFI boot partition" and should ...
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Change from GRUB

I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. At start up, I can choose between the two in the GRUB menu. The menu is Ugly and doesn't allow me to do much like booting windows in safe mode. How do I ...
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GRUB2 doesn't show Windows

I've got a Laptop and a Computer. On the SSD of my Computer is Ubuntu 14.10 installed. On the SSD of my Laptop is Windows 7 installed. Now I want to dual-boot them. I've put the SSD from my Laptop ...
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problem accessing recovery mode in ubuntu 14.04

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and I have a problem running my PC in recovery mode. I can get to the recovery mode screen in the grub menu but when I try to navigate through the options using up or down, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dual boot problem with Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 - Only Ubuntu boots

I install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside windows 8.1 after install ubuntu I reset system so system boot in ubuntu directly and I can not boot in win 8.1 :( How I can repair boot for having two options ...
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Bootloader problem when installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad x240

I just tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Thinkpad x240 with a ssd and hdd drive. It came without preinstalled OS. I chose Ubuntu to be installed on the ssd. During the installation I got the ...
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Bootloader Win7 / Xubuntu / Win10

I have problems with my bootloader. At first I installed Windows 7 and after that I installed Xubuntu to have the right bootloader to boot both OS. But now I wanted to try Windows 10 preview as a 3th ...
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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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Where should I install grub2 on external hard disk when System(Ubuntu) partition is NOT on the FIRST partition of external hard-drive?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my external USB hard disk (/dev/sdc). The partitioning of the device is something like this: /dev/sdc /dev/sdc1 -- 1 GB (FAT32, Empty) /dev/sdc2 -- 100 GB ...
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Bootloader fails to install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my mac. I partitioned the hard drive and whenever the installer reaches the part of installing the bootloader it tells me that it was unable to install it. I've ...
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Why do I get an error whenever I install the bootloader?

I'm on an iMac which also boots Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I get to the part of installing the bootloader I get an error. Previously I continued ...
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Should I install the bootloader on the internal hard drive?

I've got a mac and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I try to install Ubuntu on the hard drive I get an error when the program tries to install the bootloader on the ...
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Two windows 7 entries with only one working randomly when booting

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 just now and when booting up, I get the menu: Ubuntu memtest windows 7 (loader) /dev/sda1 windows 7 (loader) /dev/sda2 Now, the problem is ...
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“adb reboot bootloader” not working in my samsung s7392, what to do?

Some of my friends have installed ubuntu touch in gt s7392. So , I know it is possible to install ubuntu touch in the device, and they are very happy with it. But, the problem occurs, when I try to ...