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

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I'm using a motorola cell phone with unlimited 5g pure g from consumer cellular I do not have a computer or a roter [closed]

i download a browser that showed me my IP address I clicked on it from my cell phone it says I'm a super super and I'm on a computer why..is someone hacking or remote controling my cell phone and ...
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Is the Windows 10 boot loader in system reserved partition the same as the one in the EFI partition?

If Windows 10 is installed on an MBR HDD, the installer creates a system reserved partition to store the boot loader. If Windows 10 is installed on a GPT HDD, the installer creates an EFI partition to ...
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How to recover which partition is the Windows 10 EFI bootloader is looking for?

In order to install Linux alongside Windows 10, I've done the following procedure: Boot into Windows 10 (on a NVMe SSD, UEFI mode), "Shrink volume" to a smaller size Reboot into a Linux ...
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Can an EFI boot table entry override the timeout for GRUB?

It is possible for an entry in the EFI boot table to pass arguments to the stub that it loads. For example, this is commonly used to identify the system root when using the EFI-stub of a Linux Kernel. ...
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Windows 11 & 11 Dual Boot - Show which OS to boot into on startup?

I recently moved an M.2 drive from my second PC to my primary PC. My primary PC already has a Windows 11 installation and so does the newly installed M.2. I would like to keep both installs and boot ...
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Mini PC bootloader control using a laptop

I just bought an used Beelink BT3 mini pc. I've started the Windows factory reset process using the mouse only. After reboot from the PC, it is now in the bootloader part and I'm asked if I want to ...
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Bootloader with RDP support?

Situation: I got 2 operating systems that I actively use (Windows and Linux). The problem: I am unable to switch between each other remotely. Is there any solution to be able to remotely boot to ...
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What is the difference about BIOS, UEFI, Bootloader, Uboot and GRUB?

I want to better understand a few things. What is the difference about BIOS and UEFI? In PC, there is BIOS and Bootloader (such as GRUB). But why is there no BIOS in the embedded system (most often ...
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Can Windows 7 bootloader recognize WIndows 11?

I want to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 11 on my laptop. My laptop is currently running Windows 11. Reinstalling Windows 11 is not an option because I have all my files on it. So I need to know if ...
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Veracrypt somehow really messed up the bootloader on my PC

So basically I wanted to install windows on a secondary physical drive in my PC so I could have a second bare metal OS for testing stuff. I have 1 M.2 SSD that has my main windows installation ...
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Boot Windows 10 from RAID0

I had a Windows 10 machine with Auros Z390 Pro mainbard, SATA SSD system disk and RAID0 with two M2 disks and successfully installed seconds clean Windows 10 on the RAID. Now when I start my machine I ...
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Why is my Windows drive appearing as encrypted in Linux (Ubuntu)?

Why is my Windows 11 installation drive shown as encrypted in Linux GUI when we want to simply mount the drive, when there are following points to note? BitLocker is disabled Data encryption is not ...
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Is there software to boot BIOS-related ISOs on UEFI-only systems?

I've not enough reputation points to comment on this (outdated) question and it has no answers, I am aware of that one existing: Bootloaders - Booting an MBR only OS using a UEFI only BIOS After 8 ...
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grub-mkconfig doesn't populate /etc/grub.d/10_linux menu entries (Void Linux)

I have been writing a script to install Void Linux (I need something more granular that void-installer). I am able to install grub without issue on UEFI but the BIOS install doesn't work. I do grub-...
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What could be the cause of excessive idle times (2 minutes) during Windows 10 boot?

My PC boots for 2 minutes (from push of button, until at WinLogin) and I have no clue why. What have I already done: Disabled all non-Microsoft services in msconfig Booted Into Safe Mode (issue not ...
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Python APP OS error: failure reading sector 0x10e6c8 from hd0

This is a Verifone Ruby2 POS. I have an Ubuntu boot flashdrive and another Ruby2 (main register). My question is can I repair/recover the hd0 (which is 2GB solid-state SATA Flash)? Or, copy Python App ...
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Getting BlInitializeLibrary Failed 0x0000017 error while booting WinPE through bootmgfw.efi

I am trying to load a WinPE file from bootmgfw.efi after downloading bootmgfw.efi via TFTP. But once downloaded, I am getting a BlInitializeLibrary Failed error Why is that? And what could be the ...
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Is possible update ventoy through Linux when it was installed from the beginning through Windows 10?

To load an .iso image through the boot process through a pendrive (or usb flash drive) is very useful Ventoy I want to know if is possible, and mostly safe, accomplish the following scenario Is ...
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bootmgfw.efi not able to load further after being downloaded by network during PXE, but loads fine if loaded from disk

I am trying to load into winpe using bootmgfw.efi, it is being downlaoded by TFTP download looks fine, but after downloading, it is stuck at a blank screen and TFTP log says downloaded is the last ...
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What's the easiest path to make my extlinux-booted Ubuntu bootable via UEFI?

I have a single-partition Ubuntu system that's entirely contained in a ext2 filesystem, which is the active partition of its disk (MBR partition table). It's booted via extlinux, and, obviously, it's ...
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How does the SPK ID provide security in Xilinx secure boot

My understanding of the Xilinx ultra scale secure boot process is that the CSU validates the SPK with the PPK. If the SPK is authenticated, the CSU checks to see if the SPK ID that’s associated with ...
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How to remove Ubuntu entry from EFI and/or reinstall OpenBSD boot loader?

I have a ThinkPad E15 gen 2 AMD laptop. It has the stock Toshiba NVMe SSD and an Intel Optane NVMe SSD. NVMe0 is a spare drive and NVMe1 is the OpenBSD drive. I had to do something with a disk ...
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Using grub and MS boot loader

Hi all so I have a question with regards to booting my os’. I use Linux (Ubuntu22.04) and Windows11 - ON TWO HARDRIVES/SSD’s. I have the boot setup such that msbootloader takes me into w11 by default ...
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How can I have a "main" bootloader, on the first partition? (UEFI)

I tried dual booting Windows and Xubuntu using a different approach. (It worked, but it wasn't the best) Instead of doing what I belive most people do, which is replacing the Windows bootloader with ...
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After uninstalling Ubuntu, how to remove the "Ubuntu" entry from the Windows boot selection?

After uninstalling dual-boot ubuntu on my laptop, every time during start-up I get stuck on a screen like this: There is no entry for Ubuntu in the Boot tab of msconfig: How can I delete the Ubuntu ...
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Fix Minimal BASH like line editing is supported GRUB Error

So i wanted to try linus mint.so i installed it my laptop..so i already had windows so i created a differnt partition on a different drive and installed it there.later i switch to windows and saw that ...
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Why don't PC makers lock the bootloader? [closed]

Mobile phone makers always lock their device's bootloader - that is, they prevent you from getting root access to your device, or uninstalling the default operating system and installing something ...
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Booting Batocera .img Using Grub

Objective : Run Batorcera from an .img created with dd from a working install on a USB. btc.img is a stored file on my computer and I would like to start up the OS using Grub. I have tried these two ...
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windows 10 BCD issue [UPDATE 11/3/23]

Relevant specs: GPT format, ASUS Q503U (laptop 2016), UEFI, main drive is NTFS, boot drive partition is FAT32 First, the status of my hard drive seems okay-ish when I've checked the status of it ...
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Windows boot loader corrupt on encrypted Windows 10

Good evening. I am looking for assistance in decrypting a HDD encrypted with Drivecrypt Plus Pack (or DCPP). In preparation for formatting, I uninstalled Drivecrypt from Windows without first removing ...
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Windows 11 bootloader screen resolution

I'm not having any trouble with the contents or functionality of the Windows 11 boot loader / boot manager; only the screen resolution. Whenever I reboot my Dell XPS 17 9720, the "Choose and ...
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Can any Windows pros help me sort out this cmd promt boot failure mess?

i7 13700k RTX 4070ti 32g Dominator 5200 MSI Z670 Edge Evo 990 Pro 1TB (this replaced a 980 during this repair, to rule out disc failure; the 980 was fine it appears) This was a month old new build ...
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IGP with MultiMonitor ON breaks bootloader?

I am having some very strange problem. My setup first: Lenovo PC with i7 Gen. 4 Intel HD Graphics 4600 with 2x Displayports 16gb RAM Monitor: HP Elitedisplay Monitor: Benq RL2755 OS: Win10 ...
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How will Windows System Restore affect GRUB boot loader?

I have Windows 10 dual booting with Linux using GRUB. I have forgotten my Windows administrator password so am hoping that booting into Window's advanced options and doing a "System Restore" ...
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u-boot partition environement variable is always writable regardless of force_ro value

On my platform, the u-boot environment variables can always be modified. Currently, I'm changing the value of force_ro to '1', which sets the permission mode to read-only. This change is reflected in ...
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Is this possible to boot an OS from some kind of a file?

First of all, I want to say that this quesiton is purely theoretical. But if it's possible, I would be really glad to learn its possible use cases, and overall drawbacks. Is this possible to boot an ...
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Unable to boot windows on cloned SSD, missing bcdedit file, c:\boot directory, etc

I am using HP Pavilion i7 6th gen machine. I bought and cloned an NVME m.2 SSD only to realise that my hardware supported just the SATA m.2 internally. I bought a NVME m.2 enclosure and cloned SSD ...
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Cloning of Ubuntu with dd does not boot or have valid EFI files

I've cloned a disk setup with ubuntu 20.04 in an encrypted partition, using dd to a larger NVME SSD. However the BIOS no longer recognises any disk in the boot manager. The old disk will boot but ...
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No operating system found specifically on reboot

I've got a HP EliteBook 8460p running Linux, and when I reboot the system, during boot it throws error No OS found; however, if I shut it down, then start it manually by button, everything works as it ...
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Linux booting only sometimes

I used a Notebook with a proper working MX Linux installation (LUKS encrypted disk, GRUB bootloader). This Notebook died, but i could get hands on the exact same model and hardware configuration. So i ...
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Can i install the GRUB boot loader manually on kali linux virual machine?

while i was installing kali linux on my virtual machine i selected No for "Install the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record?" and the system decided not to boot, is there another way ...
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BIOS wont recognize bootloader

I have been using systemd-boot as a bootloader for the last year and a half, with dual boot between windows and arch linux. It was all working fine until I cloned my old (sata m.2)ssd into a new one(...
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Misconception of MS-DOS booting process?

I was using the latest version of Rufus (more precisely, Rufus 4.1.2045 Portable) to createa a bootable MS-DOS USB drive. This works well, after booting, the ver command shows the following. Windows ...
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How to recover a bricked D-LINK DAP-1360 wifi access point using TFTP and the TBS Bootloader?

I have a D-LINK DAP-1360 WiFi access point (Hardware version F2) that seems to be bricked. I have terminal access through the RX and TX ports and via a screen session using the screen /dev/ttyACM0 ...
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Why does my computer say "Soft Temporary Disable" at boot after disabling Secure Boot?

I have a HP PC bought less than four years ago. I had several annoying issues with Linux due to this "Secure Boot" junk, so I disabled it in the BIOS/UEFI settings. Then I was able to ...
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How can I access BIOS on an external monitor, when primary display is broken?

I am basically having the same issue as this (How to install access BIOS with broken screen) with my Sony VAIO VPCEB33FD (Windows 7). The external monitor only works once Windows starts. I opened up ...
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Cannot access bios after dual-booting pop-os and windows 11

So I installed pop os on my SSD and just whiped the whole thing. I then made a second partition for Windows because I have games. When I booted up normally it would just boot straight into the thing ...
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How To recreate bootloader to UEFI?

My hard drive is malfunctioning and not being recognized by my computer. However, i can use testdisk and get to the data on the drive and copy it, so i know data is in tact. I took it to a computer ...
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I keep seeing "Failed to send host log message" in my Ubuntu VM

Whenever I try to boot into my Ubuntu VM, I keep getting an error saying "ERROR Failed to send host log message." I used to get this a lot and it would boot up completely fine, but now it ...
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How do I restore the Windows 10 entry to Windows Boot Manager? I accidentally deleted it

I dual-boot with Arch Linux and was trying to do so using Windows Boot Manager because I was facing a problem with Grub. I managed to fix it in the end, but while I was still trying, I used EasyBCD to ...
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