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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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After updating I'm not able to boot my laptop [on hold]

Today after I updated my laptop I'm not able to boot my PC I'm using 17.10
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How to execute a script before system load nvidia device driver?

Its a workaround for bug in nvidia-driver-410.I want then to execute before system start to load Nvidia driver. Where to add these 2 commands.Similarly when "/dev/nvidia0" and "/dev/nvidiactl" files ...
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install Linux on seperate hard drive (DUAL BOOT)

I want to install linux on my second hard drive (1st: Windows 10). I made 3 partitions: root, home and swap and installed it. However it doesn't boot into Linux and I get this error message: "Minimal ...
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GRUB black screen appeared instead of booting Windows 10

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 from USB drive onto another USB drive (installed with USB drive formatting and encryption - does this matter?). I can boot from both USB drives but my laptop failed to start ...
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Can't boot up Windows 10 after I installed Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a Windows 10 laptop (Lenovo Z570) and I decided to give Ubuntu a try and install it alongside Windows. So I shrank my D: partition using Windows disk management utility, downloaded the Ubuntu ...
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No ubuntu option in the boot menu

My laptop is dual booted with windows 10 and ubuntu 18.04. But when I start my machine only windows option come for getting loaded. For loading ubuntu I have to go to bios then boot options and from ...
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Bootloader prevents windows login

I tried Ubuntu and tried to get updated graphics installed, but none of them took. They were always met with a message stating that their generic 390.xx for my Nvidia would be fine, so I left it alone....
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Ubuntu 18.0 upgrade will not boot up

I have upgraded from 16.0 to 18.0, there were no hang-ups or glitches in the upgrade process, everything went smoothly. Now I can only gain access via one of 2 recovery modes, will not complete a boot ...
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I accidentally deleted all bootloaders (Windows Boot Manager and Grub)

I accidentally deleted all bootloaders (Windows Boot Manager and Grub). If I start my laptop it doesnt found any bootloaders. How can I reinstall at least windows 10 boot manager and/or Grub ...
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Ubuntu bootloader 2 drives

I am not able to boot in my Ubuntu drive without using an USB bootloader. My desktop has got an NVME drive with hackintosh installed, that disk uses clover as bootloader. I just added an SSD drive ...
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Hox fix GRUB bootloader on HP Probook 450 G4

I have HP Probook 450 G4 laptop, Windows 10 is only installed.But I need to dual boot or install any Linux distro. When I try to dual boot with Ubuntu or install any Linux distro as single os,It ...
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Bootloading problem

After installing Ubuntu mate manually over a previous installation it seems I installed it on /. After the successful installation the windows installation on my other disc it didn't show on grub. I ...
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Stuck on bootscreen when computer suspended during upgrade to 18.04

I was upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 when I shut the lid of my laptop. It went to sleep, and when I reopened it, the screen was my lock screen with a bunch of white blocks for icons and would ...
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Boot problem - Couldnt find/resolve named package element: PXPR

I make dualboot (Ubuntu 18.04/win10pro), Ubuntu is install on flash disc. I work on both systems for few days but suddenly cant boot ubuntu but win10 run normally. Is there someone who know wtats ...
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How to boot from USB when USB stick is plugged in and otherwise Windows from HD?

I have an USB Ubuntu image which I have created previously and it worked. Is it possible to have menu or automatically choose between systems at start? Ideally I would like to have it done that ...
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Delete Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu 18.04 on same disk

I want to use Ubuntu only and delete my Windows Partition and its bootloader. Currently I can only start Ubuntu hitting F12 at startup, I Hope this will not be the case anymore. How can I do that ...
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How do I force BIOS to boot to shimx64.efi file when you turn OFF the computer? No dual boot needed

This will look like a duplicate but I assure you it's not. Unless I simply haven't found the solution yet from the correct post. When boot-repair says, "Please do not forget to make your BIOS boot on ...
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Grub2 Ubuntu dualboot/multiboot

I have three ssd's (ssd0, ssd1, ssd2). ssd0 and ssd1 have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on them via this procedure in the Ubuntu installer: Erase disk and install Ubuntu (checked) Encrypt the new Ubuntu ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu completely [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my laptop, played around it for a bit, and then completely wiped the HDD. By completely, I mean that I literally wiped every partition merged and then formatted it ...
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Creating a multi purpose thumb drive: best practice

I have a 64 GB (USB 3.0) thumb drive which I would like to seperate in three different parts. A section for a bootable XUbuntu image. A 10 GB section (ext4 formatted). A ~50 GB section (fat32 ...
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How to boot normally and exit emergency mode loop

I just restarted my laptop and it got stuck in emergency mode I am not able to exit it.By the way, I am new to ubuntu. Let me explain more. There is a message stating /dev/sda1 :clean XXXXX files, ...
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Generate ubuntu ISO File from Source Code

I am trying to generate an ISO image for my custom requirement. Can any one guide me how can one generate : kernel Image Rootfs and convert them to iso. Or how this is done with current iso. What ...
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regular hangs on “starting show plymouth boot screen”, recovery mode asks for login

i recently tried turning on an old ubuntu computer, but whenever i try to boot it up it hangs at this screen https://imgur.com/a/leaxP8b . i can get into the grub menu by holding shift and can get as ...
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Third party bootloader for Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18

I have YEPO737A. Windows 10 on eMMC and I installed Ubuntu 18 on SSD. From the very beginning I have troubles with GRUB. It always says minimal bash-like line editing is supported. I tried fixes, it ...
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My Windows is not booting

I Dual boot my Windows 10 with Ubuntu 16.04.05 LTS . When I turn on my machine it shows me options of Windows 10 and Ubuntu , but when I choose Windows 10 it does nothing. My Windows is not booting
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Modify parameters of grubnetx64.efi

I need to customize the grub.cfg path embed in prefix parameter of grubnetx64.efi file which I downloaded from here GRUBNETX64.EFI. I need this for my network boot environment(PXE) setup. I used this ...
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Booting a NVMe drive

Note: this is kind of follow-up of this post: https://superuser.com/questions/1318478/booting-nvme-drive-with-a-bootloader, but I decided to post here since I'm trying to install and boot Ubuntu. ...
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When installing Ubuntu it stops midway and gives an error message [duplicate]

I get this message halfway through the installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 10: The 'grub-pc' package failed to install into /target/. Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not ...
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How can I prevent grub updates from resetting my EFI bootorder

I'm using Clover as my first and default bootloader. If Ubuntu is selected there, then Grub is activated (AFAIK there is no way to skip this step, I don't really use Grub at all, so I might as well ...
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Graphical boot loader for dual boot Windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu Budgie Desktop 18.04.1

Several years ago, I have tried linux, from the connective linux made in Brazil, where there was very little graphical interface, I also have tried several distributions, but it is a matter of ...
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How to view force installation of package even if trigger fails?

Is there a way to view the commands that would be run as part of installing a package and to say "proceed with installing the package, even if this particular command/trigger fails"? I'm running ...
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How to get out of Grub

I accidentally installed grub on hdd and now can't exit it on bootload. I even try to boot from usb to run windows 10 setup, but it's stuck on windows logo screen, don"t lnow what to do
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How to keep grub from ever reinstalling itself

I'm using the refind bootloader and never, ever want to use grub. Now and then, Ubuntu Xenial automatically pulls it in and I get a prompt about where to install the grub bootloader.[1] I explicitly ...
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Can not boot raspberry pi 3b from USB Drive with UBoot + Grub

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 18.04 onto an SD card. I did this by creating an msdos partition table (pi doesn't support guid), then putting U-Boot onto the SD Card on partition 1 (fat32, pi ...
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After succesfull install ubantu 16.04 LTS when i am going restart then my latop screen apper bootloader not found? [duplicate]

After succesfull install ubantu 16.04 LTS when i am going restart then my latop screen apper bootloader not found then shutdown automatically.What i do? plz help me this is urgent.
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Grub Rescue Mode - /boot/grub directory does not exist

I have gone through a lot of questions and answers related to grub rescue but I am having a different problem which I am not able to understand. As per some of the answers, I tried following steps to ...
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Ubuntu's removal left an option in W10 loader

After removing Ubuntu 18.04.1 (in a dual-boot with W10 built 1803), the W10 loader still remains with a dead «Ubuntu option» I cannot remove even with «bootrec /fixmbr», «bootrec /fixboot», «bootrec /...
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Problem with Windows Boot Manager/BIOS in dual boot

PC model- Lenovo Ideapad 300 OS- Windows 10 dual booted with Ubuntu 18.04 I am not able to start windows or view grub menu or see Lenovo logo(which was visible earlier) after one fine day I put my ...
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Boot Disk Full: Server boots and works fine however i cannot uprade or remove old kernels [duplicate]

Greetings and salutations Question: I'm new to Linux and want to clean up my first ubuntu server which currently hosting a wordpress website, however have encounter error as I didn't clean up as I ...
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Grub2 boot loader can't boot to the windows 10

I have installed ubuntu 18.04 and have dual boot with windows 10. when the grub page loads and i select the windows 10, the screen flicks and 1 second later it shows the grub page again. the grub is ...
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Dual Boot: Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 - Bitlocker Asking for a key

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10. Ubuntu has been working pretty good for the most part, Windows 10, on the other hand, is not too happy. I tried to go into Windows 10 from Grub, and the ...
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Remove grub install

It's a little complicated. I have ubuntu 16.04.5 on my hard disk and is my main OS. I wanted to install Lxle on USB and everything was fine until I selected my hard drive for bootloader installation. ...
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Problems with GRUB bootloader

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 Server on my fresh new PC which is intended to be a server. I am trying to install it with RAID 1 since I have 2 SSD with 500 GB. I have managed to get in the ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 18.04 LTS after manual partitioning

I am facing booting problem after installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS into my system using manual partitioning (in the Something else section). Here, note down as details: I was going to install Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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BIOS setting disappeared after installing Ubuntu 18.04

I was trying to install ubuntu on my laptop(which is old and doesn't support UEFI) and while installing, it showed this error message: "The 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install target/". ...
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No bootloader found!

Is it possible to fix my Ubuntu bootloader from a Kali terminal? As soon as I couldn't boot into my Ubuntu, I removed my hard drive and cased it, so I could access my files from my friend's system (my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS not booting after Installation

I've just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but it does not boot. The Error on the screen is 'Default Boot Device Missing or boot failed'. Secure Boot is enabled and Boot mode is Uefi. edit: Now after the ...
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Installation Ubuntu 18.04

My question: How can I continue the process of installation, when then most basic package grub-efi-amd64-sign with the unsubstitutable bootloader fails? The installation hung up. Must I install the ...
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getting black screen of death on boot for Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop

I'm receiving a series of weird error messages. I just installed Ubuntu into my system. I built the system myself. Specs: cpu: i7-8086k memory: corsair 4x8gb (32gb) storage: 2x mydigitalssd ...
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How do I get back Grub Bootloader back if it has suddenly disappeared?

I was using Ubuntu 17.04 and had to install some packages but I was encountering some errors(like Error 404) and I wasn't also able to update apt-get so I followed this online tutorial and made some ...