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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I install Ubuntu on a separate SSD, AFTER having encrypted my Windows 8 drive using Truecrypt, without messing up the bootloader?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a fresh SSD that is currently not encrypted. My current system contains (among others) an SSD, fully encrypted using Truecrypt on which Windows 8 is installed. How ...
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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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12.10 not booting from grub line but will boot to generic version

I am new to Ubuntu and installed it as a method to access the internet while I attempted to repair my internet connection for Windows XP SP3. Dual boot for both Ubuntu and XP worked great. Failing to ...
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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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Boot from USB after Ubunutu installed on MacBook Air

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook Air, first gen, removing Mac OS X. The OS has gotten really screwy since the battery died while installed OS updates. So I wanna format the laptop and install ...
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Can't get past boot menu after WUBI installation

I just tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using the Windows Installer from the Ubuntu website on my Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS gamers laptop and while it appeared to install correctly, when I rebooted the ...
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Asus Zenbook UX32vd bootloader issues

Seems to be a common problem and I thought I had fixed it except for one speedbump. Also I can't boot into any OS right now, the window's bootloader is messed up now as well. So I'm stuck in limbo and ...
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Booting from wrong HD. New Ubuntu and Grub install with dual boot with windows xp

I have x2 HD's, HD 1 with partitions for WIN XP and UBUNTU and an additional 2 partitions. I installed WIN XP, followed by UBUNTU (from CD) onto HD 1. I can boot up (into either UBUNTU or WINXP) but ...
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boot problem in ubuntu 12.04 using wubi

am totally new on Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with the help of wubi installer on my Desktop. I have windowsXP alreddy on my desktop. Ubuntu install correctly but when desktop restart to open ...
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Install ubuntu on external drive to boot on iMac and PC's

I'd like to install ubuntu on an external HD I just bought. The downside of it is that one of the computers I might boot the external ubuntu HD is an iMac 21". If I install ubuntu from a PC, will it ...
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DBAN doesn't boot via USB stick and CD.

I followed a friend's advice and am using Ubuntu, and was enjoying it. I began to get system errors, tried to fix to no avail. It won't let me download anything to Ubuntu, saying unauthorized or ...
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error: no such partition during upgrade from 11.01 to 12.04

I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu 11.01 to 12.04 using update manager, at almost the end of the upgrading process, I was prompted to keep or remove unnecessary files so I removed them. But now, when ...
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Booting screen flicker after clean install of 12.10 on Dell Inspiron 1525

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell inspiron 1525 which was previously running on windows 7. During booting, immediately after the purple screen, my screen flickers like crazy (kind of switching ...
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Ubuntu: GRUB recover problems

I have Ubuntu 12.04 Server, and wanted to install lm-sensors, but its doesn't locate any sensors in my system. I read here that there is a chance that it can be fixed if I modify /etc/default/grub ...
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New bootloader for Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is such a nice, fast and smooth operating system and has mostly been fairly easy to install since I first tried it out back in the 11.04 days. A lot has improved since and I am on the way of ...
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How do I restore bootloader to windows?

I did a bootinfoscript, pasted at http://paste.ubuntu.com/7288803/. Only OS is windows 8. Notice on line 6 No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda Booting to windows recovery disk and ...
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How can I configure the bootloader to load a specific drive?

I have 3 drives on my computer system and the bootloader will only show two of them to choose from. If I am limited to choosing from only two of the drives how do I configure the bootloader to choose ...
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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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How can I boot full Ubuntu 14.04 from my external hard drive?

I have no idea how to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 laptop, so I need help to boot FULL ubuntu off of my Seagate External drive.
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Does choose boot device on startup format the drive i choose?

So when i choose my 250 gb drive (D:) which i use, will it delete the data? Also, i have another drive 150 (E: and C:, C: has windows 7 installed) but the 150 drive got shinked to have 2 drives , if i ...
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Using GRUB Customizer to hide boot menu fails

This is a pretty urgent question. I need to hide the GRUB2 Bootloader (default is XP and Ubuntu 14.10 LTS the 2nd option since it's a dual-boot.) But no matter however I try to configure it, it ...
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How to boot extracted Ubuntu ISO

Internet, I have a Flash drive that has multiple extracted Ubuntu ISO on it and is formatted as exFAT. I am creating this drive to be a universal installation platform. It will have multiple Linux ...
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Problem with boot after Ubuntu touch

I wanted to try out Ubuntu Touch so I downloaded and installed on my laptop. Now Ubuntu won't boot! Please help. The screen shows: Couldn't find data partition. Spawning adbd ...
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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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Mac efi bootloader doesn't show ubuntu, and GRUB load automatically

Right now when I start my computer GRUB loads, and then I can select if I want to start either OS X or Ubuntu, and if I start the computer holding down the alt-option key to load Mac's efi bootloader ...
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Cannot re-master Ubuntu's iso image unto a usb drive

I know the topic might be confusing but the problem itself seems bizarre to me. if i'll take ubuntu's iso file (on this occasion i'm using 12.0.4-2 server) and apply it to a usb drive with the ...
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Can't Dual boot ubuntu 13.10 using USB or CD

This is my first question, so I hope you can help me. fist I have windows 8.1 pro and I dual booted Ubuntu 13.10 before using USB (using Unetbootin), then I had to remove Ubuntu, But when I wanted to ...
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Should I install bootloader on hard drive with Windows or hard drive which's gonna get Lubuntu installed?

/dev/sda1 has windows and Im installing Lubuntu on /dev/sdc. Where should I install bootloader? (Im just takin "the plunge" and hopefully Ill like Lubuntu more than laggy bloated Windows)
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Need help regarding dual booting windows 7 ultimate and ubuntu 13.10

My PC: Amd Phenom 2 X4 Asus m4a8tm-le board 6 gb ram Nvidia 2gb gt520 card hard disk : 500gb I have a 300GB partition for windows (i already have windows 7 ultimate 'service pack 1' - ...
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Boot takes long time: “switching to clocksource tsc ”

I am working on Pxeboot server. I installed Pxeboot server in one virtual machine and I start my Pxeboot client it takes time to boot while it got this message "switching to clocksource tsc" How to ...
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Recover grub from grub-rescue

I was using Ubuntu normally and suddenly the system went haywire and I had to do a hard reset. After that I got a couple errors trying to load Ubuntu, so I switched to Windows trying to find an ...
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Ubuntu cant boot up

I was using my Ubuntu happily and suddenly it starts behaving weird, icons disappear and becomes half-unresponsive, so I do a hard shutdown. When I start it again, the first weird thing I notice, the ...
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HP ML330 G6 not booting - sbin/init not found

1 of 4 drives failed - replacement installed and logical drive rebuilt successfully - no other hardware faults. Ubuntu 9.10 server installed. On boot, 1 logical drive found, but following messages ...
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BUC - Just One Click Unavailable BURG

Some months ago, I installed and customized BURG in my Desktop using the SBM and BUC (Just One Clic). Now, I've bought a Laptop and I installed Linux Mint 16, with Cinnamon. I was trying to install ...
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Cloning and partitioning

I am trying to turn some partitions into extended so that I can install windows as I am trying to learn asp.net (as I cannot exceed 4 primary partitions). I am thinking of: --> Cloning /home and / ...
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Disk failure and bootloading problem

I have the next problem , every 3 minutes a little message tells me there is a hard disk error. So when I asked it to tell me more it said there is a risk for my hard, failure. I don' t know why, as ...
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Ubuntu does not boot after installation

I have solely put on ubuntu onto a laptop that had windows vista and seven on. I installed Ubuntu completely both 12.0.4 and 13.10, but it dies not start after installation. The restart stalls or is ...
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Can't install from bootable USB or ISO for Ubuntu

Booting from USB flashdrive fails in my attempts to replace Win7 Home Premium which has two partitions, C: and D:, on my hard drive. I also attempted the boot from USB (in all the USB slots I have) ...