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 shows “No volume groups found”

Whenever I run sudo update-grub in a terminal, I get the following output: Generating grub configuration file ... Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png Found ...
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ADB device offline on ubuntu, can't unlock the bootloader

sudo ./adb reboot bootloader error: device unauthorized. Please check the confirmation dialog on your device. I'm getting the above error while trying to connect my Yureka! to my ubuntu 14.04 ...
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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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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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Unable to install Ubuntu 16.04. Bootloader not working

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 without any other OS's on the drive using LIVE USB.. But OS is not working. I tried Bootrepair but no luck to fix it.. This is bootinfo http://paste2.org/Ca5aOyHa . can ...
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how to speed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS bootloading time

Good day fellas, I recently replaced windows 10 with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS OS, now it is taking taking too long to boot. Below is the link I got after running boot-repair recommended settings ...
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Grub rescue mode, bios in order, won't boot from window 7 recovery CD nor Ubuntu 14.04 live cd, nor usb key

Alright. I have (had) an Acer Aspire 4739z. Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 I have a grub rescue mode problem since booting in Rescue Mode (by mistake of course). And now the fun starts. My ...
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How to dualboot Ubuntu and Windows (as default) with minimal delay on boot?

I know there are some other questions here similar to mine, but i think my problem is a little bit different. So I currently have Windows 10 as my only OS, and I want to install Ubuntu on dual boot; ...
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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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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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ubuntu touch S6102 no bootloader

I have a Samsung S6102 with android 2.3.6. I have tried to install ubuntu touch while following the instalation instuctions on your page step by step. However I have a problem. While android is ...
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Install Ubuntu (or any Distro) on a Windows 8.1 Tablet

I've been thinking about getting a cheap x86 Windows tablet and install Ubuntu and/or other distros on it. I'm not sure if there's anything fundamentally wrong, but being x86 devices it should be ...
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How to repair Ubuntu GRUB bootloader from within Windows WITHOUT a live CD

I've been running Ubuntu 15.04 and wanted to install Windows 7 for dual boot, and it of course deleted the GRUB bootloader upon install. However, every time I try to use a live CD or USB to repair ...
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Failed to install GRUB boot loader on HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server

please I need your help. So I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 on this server. Everything else installs correctly, especially the software which I have selected. But when it comes to the GRUB ...
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Ubuntu - win 8.1 dual boot - ssd and uefi woes

I built my new computer last week and decided it was about time I installed my dual boot. I disconnected the gpu as I was getting an out of range issue with the monitors, presumably as a result of not ...
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Can't unlock bootloader on my Wiko Goa

I'm trying to port Ubuntu Touch to my Wiko Goa. However, I'm unable to unlock the bootloader. Could someone please help me?
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my pc displays GRUB and doesn't starts

I just tried to install ubuntu on my PC. I ran Wubi and rebooted computer. My pc has two partitions, one with windows installed and the other with an ubuntu-based linux OS called Linkat, created in my ...
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cannot boot to windows 7 after installing unbuntu on another internal disk

I have a windows 7 64bit desktop (sda). I've been getting into linux after experimenting with raspbian/raspberry pi 2. decided to install ubuntu (sdc) on a spare internal drive separately from windows ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB

I have tried a persistent installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on my PNY 32GB USB2.0 to use as a portable OS to boot my PCs. Everything is alright. I can boot my two PCs with the flash drive, however, as ...
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How to repair grub to work with multiple hard drives?

On my computer I have multiple hard drives. One of them has Ubuntu 14.10 and the other has Windows 8.1. I messed up my boot loader and know only Ubuntu appears in the grub list. Windows 8.1 is on the ...
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AppArmor on BeagleBoard Black (and probably other ARMv7 devices)

I've installed Ubuntu onto my BeagleBoard, using the instructions at http://www.elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu . This runs the ARM version of Ubuntu 14.04. This all went to plan and it worked, and 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Error builduing boot sequence. Check parameters” message on Grub Customizer. What to do?

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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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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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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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 ...
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Dual Boot messed up, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.10

-- Noob Warning I had Windows 10 running and tried to install Ubuntu 14.10, took the custom partition route. Shrinked the Windows drive from 100GB to 80GB, gave 6GB to swap (RAM 4GB), and ...
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No bootable device found in Ubuntu 14.04 with LVM encription (boot-repair-log attached)

Everything goes ok until the computer was blocked, I have restarted it and seen the errror No bootable device found With boot repair disk https://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair-cd/home/Home/ on a live ...
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How Do I Change the Boot Loader to Load Ubuntu on a Different Hard Drive in Windows 10?

I've just done a successful installation of Ubuntu onto a brand new hard drive, but now I don't know how to load the Ubuntu OS. It does not show up when I boot my computer in the "Choose an Operating ...
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What Encrypted Ubuntu HDD does to Bootloader?

I installed 16.04 as encrypted such that I encrypted the whole disc in Lenovo-2013 PC. I am using the disk as hot plug. Now, I cannot use my other discs in the PC. I think this is because of the ...
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Access to hard-drive when machine won't boot

Recently I tried to downgrade my kernel (from 3.13 to 2.6.24), and I made sure that the 2.6.24 kernel compiled and installed without any errors. I also updated the grub file to boot with the newly ...
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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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Stop Ubuntu on Macbook from booting into OS X from external drive

I have Ubuntu (Lubuntu) installed on a MacBook which has two external hard drives connected to it. One of the partitions on one of those drives is a bootable backup of an OS X machine. When I reboot ...
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Ubuntu's boot loader is signed by a key in order to boot in secure boot mode. Is this key embedded in all UEFI firmware computers by default?

Most new computers are secure boot locked and it is not possible to add your own custom key.
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How to solve the error starting version 219?

My Ubuntu 15.04 is showing "starting version 219". I can't login to my system. What is this? Is this a bug of Ubuntu? How do I can solve this issue? Please help me.