Questions tagged [bootloader]

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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Installing Windows 10 from Ubuntu

I have been using Ubuntu for over 1 year but now I want to change it with Windows 10. I created a bootable USB but when I went into the boot menu my USB didn't show even though legacy boot is enabled ...
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Problem Installing Lubuntu [closed]

This dialog appears when I try to install Lubuntu after entering the unetbootin boot Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix ...
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Lenovo P1 with SSD drive : ubuntu 20.04 missing boot loader in MBR

Lenovo P1 was running ubuntu 20.04 fine since early 2020. Specific issue now - no boot loader found in MBR from boot repair report at https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/GnWFPBnsJV/ Cause: i used P1 laptop ...
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GRUB: terminal instead of Grub menu list

I'm running into the problem, that my boot entries are not showing up in the grub bootloader and I have no clue why. I looked at similar questions like this one and tried their solution, which didn't ...
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sda2 contains a file system.with errors , check.forced

Every time i start ubuntu this message will appear and after few seconds another messages appear as shown in pictureenter image description here
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Grub Bootloader issue with Dual Boot/Dual Drive Install Windows 10/Ubuntu 20.10

So, I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 10 Pro. However, I am sure that I am complication it by trying to install Ubuntu on a separate nvme ssd drive. So to elaborate, my Windows 10 ...
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Want to install ubuntu to external HDD and use on the PC where I have Windows 10 running (without disturbing original window 10 boot loader)

I have a windows 10 desktop. Would like to install ubuntu to an external HDD and use it on same above computer. I know the steps to do that. But with the steps I know, it modifies the bootloader so ...
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I Have Problem In My Pc (initramfs) Ubuntu 20.4

HELLO EVERYONE ❤ I Have A Problem In My Pc (BusyBox v1.30.1) I've upgrade ubuntu kernel and after restart my pc showed up this problem Gave up waiting for root file system device. Common problems: - ...
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GRUB bootloader overwritten

I have installed Linux Mint besides Lubuntu on my pc. Since then, my computer boots to Mint's custom GRUB, instead of Lubuntu's GRUB. Lubuntu still updates its bootloader every time apt installs a new ...
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The cleanest way to compile Ubuntu from scratch?

Intro: I heard Ubuntu is safe because it is open sourced, we can see what code is running on our machine. Although there is source code of the linux kernel and many open source modules, but how could ...
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How do I install LILO boot loader with Ubuntu and Windows dualboot?

I want to use the LILO boot loader so I can use EasyBCD to show a Ubuntu listing on the Windows Boot Manager screen, but I don't know how. Please make this as simple as possible, as I don't know much ...
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How to install grub on a legacy pc?

When I tried to install my pc ubuntu it errored end of the installation(executing grub-install/dev/sda failed). After that I tried to repair boot and it says LegacyWindows detected. The boot of your ...
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weird - two Ubuntu drives in BIOS?

I have reinstalled Ubuntu on an USB SDD. I have Windows 10 on SDD with my motherboard. The Ubuntu GRUB menu won't show Windows 10. I have used os-prober. It says "ls: cannot open directory '/boot/...
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Dual boot multi-drive grub errors

I have 2 drives. One is NVME and one is a hard drive. Windows in on the NVME. I wanted to try Ubuntu so installed it on the HD (a couple of months ago). I got grub working just fine. The issue was the ...
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Computer not working properly with dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 10

Since I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 in dual boot with Windows 10, a lot of problems have started to occur with my PC(including BIOS), for example, the Ubuntu works properly, but when I start Windows, ...
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How to make grub actually start Windows 8 in a classic BIOS PC

Every time I install an Ubuntu operating system flavor it correctly recognizes the Windows 8 partition, however at boot (it's legacy BIOS), after I choose Windows 8 from the GRUB menu, the screen goes ...
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Unable to login to Ubuntu in ASUS ROG Zephyrus

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 alongside windows in my ASUS Zephyrus ROG. The Grub is not showing up. I tried going to my BIOS and manually selected the Linux to boot up. It's still not working. I have ...
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Windows Boot USB is not showing in Boot Manager boot menu after installing Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu. Now I want to install Windows again. I have a bootable USB with Windows on it, but when I go into the boot menu the USB is not visible. This is what I see when I go to the ...
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boot menu doesn't open but the computer load win 10 but I am not able to load ubuntu 16.04

I turn my computer into a dual boot lately but when I updated windows 10, it doesn't load the boot menu for me to switch between the OS but it still load win 10 properly. it's saying efi filesystem ...
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“Operation system not found” after fresh Ubuntu Server installation

I have just freshly installed Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 amd64 on my Laptop and did the most basic setup possible. Then when the installation was successful i was prompted to remove my installation medium (...
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Ubuntu v20 does not detect systemd-boot as installed

[Running Ubuntu v20.04 in VMware VM) All of my systems run systemd-boot, with all related grub packages/files purged. When I ran today's update, there was a new kernel (v5.4.0-66). However, I canceled ...
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BOOT Error on (Failed to open \EFI\BOOT\mmx64.efi - Not found)

I had my office laptop (acer singleboot)at my home which i upgraded (sudo apt update) after a long time. ununtu eduunbuntu image (bootscreen)18.04. Then after i restart it is not booting. Failed to ...
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Recovery mode not fully loading

I boot Ubuntu but it show below I post image . I go to recovery mode then it not fully loading it is stuck.please help me how to solve it.
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Windows installed Windows Boot Manager on Linux SSD. Linux doesn't boot blue Windows screen

I have 2 SSD: one had Kubuntu installed and the second one I tried to install Windows on. I didn't disconnect the Linux SSD before doing that and Windows installed its Boot Manager on the Linux SSD. ...
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Ubuntu dual-boot with windows 10 - unable to set grub as bootloader

I just installed Ubuntu alongside my windows 10. I cannot get it to boot, as in I cannot get grub to be the bootloader I have been trying to get ubuntu on to a partition on my windows machine and I am ...
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Dual Boot option is not working anymore (Windows 10 & Ubuntu 20.04)

I have Windows 10 originally installed, I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 as a second operating system, Also note that when I created the boot loader for Ubuntu I selected the same drive as Ubuntu and ...
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Specific way to uninstall Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

When I read tutorials about uninstalling Ubuntu on dualboot, it always says that I need to fix the bootloader. But, if my Windows Update would overwrite the grub bootloader and it just boots to ...
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Ubuntu installer is not able to create bootloader on SSD

When installing Ubuntu on an SSD at the end an error pops out that says the bootloader is not able to be created on the selected partition. ============================== Boot Info Summary ===========...
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Select device boot installation for installing Ubuntu dual boot with Windows 10

I'm currently using UEFI for my Windows 10. I am confused as to which bootloader device I should use. Here is my installation partitioning screen.
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Ubuntu boot taking up a lot of time

I use dual boot on my pc- Windows 10 + Ubuntu 20.04. Windows is on SSD and boots up very fast but Ubuntu on HDD boots up slow This is how system-analyse blame looks. Please help me improve it. My ...
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Disable GRUB setting itself to the first boot option on updates

I use rEFInd as my bootloader, but I have ubuntu's kernel inside an lvm logic volume, so I use GRUB to call it from refind and boot ubuntu. But every time I update GRUB (via apt or update-grub) it ...
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Install Ubuntu including the bootloader on second drive

I know this question was often asked before and I have tried all the steps from the answers, but when I want to install Ubuntu (I tried 20.10 LTS and 18.04 LTS) on my system, which runs windows on the ...
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No efi system partition found error on a system using MBR drive and Legacy BIOS

I am very confused why ubuntu is asking for an efi partition. I just created a physical partition with / as the directory. I am trying to dual boot alongside windows.
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Device for boot loader installation multi disk

Let me start by saying that the other posts on this topic did not help. I have 3 disks on my computer, a 1TB nvme with windows 10, and 2 SAT 500G each. I am installing Ubuntu on the 2 sat drives. ...
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Device for boot loader installation

Device for boot loader installation What should I select? I am new to linux and I don't know what to do
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I can’t start pc after I dual booted ubuntu and deleted the ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I dual booted ubuntu on my windows operating pc, then i deleted the ubuntu partition and restarted my pc. GRUB came up and it says ”minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word , ...
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Switched greeting on Ubuntu System; now doesn't Work

Yesterday, I switched my available greeting, on my Ubuntu System, from lightdm-webkit2-greeter to slick-greeter and after I rebooted my system, the boot sequence is stuck on the loading bootup screen ...
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After Upgrading(terminal install) from 19.04 to 20.04, my system takes like 2minutes or so to boot

My system specification "HP-Laptop-15q-by0xx" Ram=3.7gb Processor=AMD® A6-9220 radeon r4, 5 compute cores 2c+3g × 2 Graphics=AMD® Stoney HDD=500.1 GB OS=Ubuntu 20.04LTS 64x Result I get on ...
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lost bootloader

I had 2 OSs, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. They were working fine, but then I installed Arch Linux and it only shows Arch in grub. I think I may have deleted my bootloader. Things that I tried, but ...
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Bootloader / kernel problem

I just finished installing Linux in multiboot mode with Windows 10. Here is a screenshot of the problem.
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causes for input/output error during write on /dev/nvme0n1 on new installation of Ubuntu

Few months ago I couldn't boot ubuntu properly. I was stuck in GRUB and couln't find any file system. Booting windows didn't work either and all superblocks were bad. My last attempt was trying to ...
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Install reverts back Windows Boot Loader on Restart

I've re-installed Ubuntu again from a CD, but this round, instead of booting into the Ubuntu grub, with each restart, the PC shows the "Checking media presence..." and then loads Windows ...
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Boot Loader is not working, OS is not loading

I have Windows 7 on Lenovo G580. I tried to install the latest version of Ubuntu but the installation failed while creating the BOOT Order. After that neither Windows7 nor Ubuntu is able to boot. Many ...
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Ubuntu partition not found [duplicate]

Before the last shutdown of Ubuntu 20.04 my storage space of disk was very low, then after starting my laptop this error occurs. Error: no partition found Cannot read or write outside partition When ...
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Script `/boot/grub/grub.cfg.new' contains no commands and will do nothing

I can't able to update grub settings. If I gave sudo update-grub it gives some error like this Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub' Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub.d/init-select.cfg' Generating grub ...
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How can I get rid of old Debian entries in my bootloader?

I had tried in vain to install Debian (which didn't work) and after that I have installed Ubuntu with LVM. Now I still have the boot entry for both OS (F7 key on startup). Both OSes were installed by ...
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System freezes while installing Ubuntu(dual boot)

I installed Ubuntu 20.04, the installation went pretty well but when rebooted after removing the USB it froze at the booting phase. Then I removed Ubuntu by deleting the partition from windows and ...
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“Dual boot” help with external SSD and no change to internal Windows SSD boot manager

I have a laptop running Windows (with BitLocker) that I use for work. I'd like to have the option to boot into Ubuntu using an external SSD (connected via USB) without touching anything in my existing ...
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Is Ubuntu Desktop still using mbr and not gpt?

i tried test install of Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 LTS. Whatever i do (default, lvm, ZFS, by hand) its installing mbr partitions. Disks is showing Partitioning Master Boot Record Is that true? How to select ...
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problem with ubuntu booting

I guess I ran some command trying to install something. After that, when I tried to restart my PC, it showed error while reading block run fsck manually which I did. After that, it was stuck in ...

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