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Questions tagged [bootloader]

A bootloader is a program that loads and launches a program or an operating system from boot.

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“Ghost” blank UEFI entry in Gigabyte BIOS

Background I was trying to install macOS (Hackintosh) alongside Microsoft Windows 10 on my SSD, so I shrank the Windows partition using Disk Management and left an empty exFAT partition next to C: (...
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Windows 10 stuck in diagnostics loop

Laptop : Sony vaio Model number : SVF152125NB Running O.S : dual boot (Windows 10 and Ubuntu) After the last update (probably at June 2018, I don't remember the exact update name/ID) from Windows, my ...
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Installing Windows 10 with bootloader on a different disk?

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a brand new NVMe disk, but I just found out my motherboard can't boot from these (but windows sees it natively in the installer and installs just file), however, I ...
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Is it possible to install bootloaders on respective partitions?

I have Win10 on my laptop right now, but I would really rather switch back to Linux and just keep Win10 for games (especially since MS can't put out a decent update anymore it seems). I installed ...
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Moving Windows partition (EFI, GPT)

Suppose I have a computer that was once a purely Windows desktop, whose disk contained at least the usual EFI System Partition (the ESP) and the Windows partition itself. Suppose that one day I ...
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Run script after apt-get updates grub

I use Debian 9 on an EFI system with a custom grub image and configuration file in order to make Secure Boot work. However, whenever apt-get updates Grub my customizations get overriden. What is the ...
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Boot External Drive (Windows 10) without disabling Secure Boot in bootloader

After lots of time and effort, I was successfully able to install Windows 10 on to an external drive, and I can now boot it and use it as I would a regular computer. I just need to go to the boot ...
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BCDedit /store BCD /set {default} System cannot find file specified

A friend of mine recently had one of his bootloader files corrupted on his Windows 10 machine. We've tried several times to rebuild the BCD on the EFI partition using bootrec and bcdboot, but neither ...
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Install Linux on second hard drive (DUAL BOOT)

I want to install linux Mint 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: "...
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How can I bypass Samsung Book2's bootloader?

I was curious if the Samsung Book2 (ARM) had a bootloader to prevent dual-booting another OS? If so how could I bypass it? Is it managed by windows-on-arm or by the BIOS?
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Computer with Kali Linux, trying to wipe and install Windows, can't boot to Windows install media

I have installed Kali Linux because i want to learn some of the cyber security related things but now i wanted to go back to my Windows. As i had not much more knowledge about dual boot of system so i ...
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Boot NVME SSD from USB key

tl;dr - How to boot an Ubuntu Server installation from an USB key? I am trying to boot an Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS installation on a server that doesn't allow booting from a NVMe drive. Since the ...
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Samsung Drivers Won't Work When in Fastboot Mode

I have made the mistake of trying to root my phone. Which is fine, but it's a lot more complicated than I thought it was, but since I have asperger's, once I start something, I feel like I have to ...
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How to prevent Windows from 10 making its bootloader the default and skipping rEFInd

I have an Alienware X51 R3 to dual boot Linux and Windows 10. I use refind as my boot manager, but Windows keeps skipping it and booting directly to Windows 10. I've been having this problem for years,...
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Is it possible to install Windows 10 to a larger drive while putting the boot loader and hibernation file on a different, smaller, faster drive?

I am working on a new desktop build and am trying to maximize both performance and stability. I have a RAID 5 array for my system volume that will have Windows installed on it and my data. I have a ...

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