Boot-Repair is a tool to fix Windows/Ubuntu problems either after installing Ubuntu or Windows. Use this tag if you used the software in any way.

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How to delete and restore Windows 7 MBR using Linux, while both are VMs

In the series of angles trying to mess up my virtual Windows 7 machine and then fixing it, I want to delete the MBR and then restore it, using Ubuntu's VM. The Windows VM hard disk (vdi file) is ...
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No boot device found - boot repair

My HP laptop is not able to find a boot device at startup. I've looked at other threads to find a solution but non have been able to help so far. Some background info; I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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GRUB has too many unwanted entries after running the boot-repair

I just added a new hard drive. That hard drive was bad..i thought it messed up with my GRUB and boot loader settings...so i did executed boot-repair as it was not going into Windows at all..but ...
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Will not reboot even after using boot-repair

My system will not boot up in ubuntu after installation and running boot-repiar. the link given is: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10873929 No boot sequence is shown, just boots directly into windows 8.1 ...
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Ubuntu will not start after using boot-repair

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 on my computer. Both were running fine, but I couldn't access Ubuntu on startup. I installed and ran boot-repair and now on startup it asks if I want to ...
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errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home

I'm having a problem with booting into my Ubuntu computer. The screen stuck at boot with the message errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home. After that, I enter the command ...
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Boot-Repair cancel itself

Here is my boot info: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10844469 When trying to boot I get Grub Loading Stage 1.5 wait.. Error 22 My workstation has dual boot Vista (sic!) and Ubuntu at least 14 I booted ...
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No operating system found Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot

So my laptop is dual booted with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a 240GB SSD (aftermarket). It has worked fine for months. I never use the Windows partition unless I have to, and haven't used it for ...
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Linux, boot safe mode - repair broken packages not working?

Xubuntu 12.04 Application windows started to open only partly functional/broken? Some do not display fully, are not able to minimise, expand or close (missing these buttons) and are visually flat - ...
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Unable to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 with pre-installed Windows 8.1 (Sony Vaio S series Laptop)

I recently installed Ubuntu on dual-boot mode with pre-installed Windows 8.1. When I turn on my laptop, it boots straight to Windows without showing boot option or GRUB. However, I can boot to Ubuntu ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.04 after Fedora 21 dual-boot installation

I had Ubuntu 12.04 with root on /dev/sda2 and installed Fedora 21 with converting disk from MBR to GPT.Now I can boot into Fedora and have Ubuntu option in my GRUB, but it fails with error: kernel too ...
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boot repair in terminal

(glade2script:7962): Gtk-CRITICAL **: _gtk_style_cascade_get_for_screen: assertion 'GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed (glade2script:7962): Gtk-CRITICAL **: _gtk_style_provider_private_lookup: assertion ...
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messed up my boot/efi, couldn't boot into anything, now boot repair is not working either

i "accidentally" messed up the boot/efi folder when i was trying to replace it with one i had copied earlier(stupid I know) When i rebooted the computer i could not boot into ubuntu 14.04 nor windows ...
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Windows 8.1 won't boot after Ubuntu install

http://paste.ubuntu.com/10728209/ Not sure what happened... I can see my Windows 8.1 partitions, but the PC will not boot Windows. I don't have a Windows CD. Any ideas?
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Ubuntu Boot Failed. Boot-Repair Disk not able to repair anything. What are my options?

My system system fails to boot. Below is a list of actions and consequences. My system is a single boot Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Tasksel Using tasksel I installed LAMP Server, PostGreSql, Tomcat7 ...
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Need help with reinstalling grub

so I installed windows 7 after installing ubuntu, and as you may already know I can't log back into ubuntu. I tried running boot-repair but it seems to be stuck on purging the kernels (I left it for ...
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Cant install boot-repair or OS-uninstaller

I could not install boot-repair or OS-uninstaller "You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: boot-repair : Depends: boot-sav but it ...
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Boot repair disk shows nothing under “Grub location”

I am running a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. The upgrade to Windows 8.1 broke my Ubuntu boot, and boot repair disk failed to fix this. After receiving some comments to my previous ...
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No bootable device error after resizing filesystem partition

Im quite new to Ubuntu platform. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently with 50GB allocated to file system partition. Then i needed to install virtualbox and the size of the file system partition wasn't ...
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GPT detected! How do I create a boot partition? [duplicate]

Okay so I have a computer that has a brand new harddrive. Nothing on it. I tried installing ubuntu 14.10 on it and it will not boot from the Hard disk. I installed boot-repair and I got an error that ...
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After Boot-Repair, Windows 8 (10)not showing up

OK, I know there are other questions like this, but I'm posting this because mine is slightly different. I have Windows 10 installed (shows as Windows 8 in boot menus) and I installed Ubuntu just as ...
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Bootable device not found after clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI

I have a single boot laptop where I performed a clean installation of ubuntu. After bot it shows a I tried running boot-repair with this output http://paste.ubuntu.com/10605939 When if finishes it ...
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Cannot create separate /boot partition with boot-repair

I have Kubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to create separate /boot partition (for the LVM reason). I found described procedure here Ubuntu BootPartition. I've created necessary 1GB partition at the start of ...
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Can not boot anymore after a boot repair

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 on my Toshiba satellite z930. Ubuntu is the only OS on this computer (windows 8 was wiped right away). Everything went great, except that the following message ...
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Error while using boot-repair

I've been trying to fix my boot with Boot Repair but I get an error telling me to close all package managers even if I'm not running any. Can anyone help me? boot-repair link is ...
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boot-repair unable to fix grub

I just tried to update 14.04 to 14.10, some package failed to install so the whole update failed. I restarted the machine and was greeted with the grub command line, indicating that something was ...
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Booting into Ubuntu after Fresh Install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( No Dual Boot ) on Acer Aspire ES1-512

I have run Boot Repair on my machine and then rebooted my machine with my Live USB out. From this point, I was first presented with a screen that said 1) "Shim UEFI Key Management" then was ...
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PC does not boot into Windows, but Ubuntu still works well; how to recover?

I installed 7 operating systems in my PC. All worked very well. (Ubuntu 11, Ubuntu 14, EduBoss, Redhat6, Nodezero, Windows 8, Win 7). I frequently used Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14 last 6-7 months, I enjoy ...
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After booting the screen stays black [duplicate]

I am a real beginner in ubuntu and everything which actually relates to computer so don't be mad at me if I don't find the right words. I will try to explain my problem as detailed as possible so you ...
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Recover Win7 boot entry from Ubuntu after deleting reserved partition?

Is it possible to recover Windows 7 grub entry from within Ubuntu (not with Windows recovery disk) after deleting its reserved partition? (I had reached the maximum of 4 primary partitions and had ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu even after trying Boot-Repair

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an sony vaio pro 13 laptop via USB flash drive. Installation was successful. But my laptop still starts Windows, and there is no way to boot to Ubuntu even I did try ...
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Dual Boot Win8.1-Ubuntu 14.04 - Cannot load Win8.1 after reinstalling Ubuntu

As suggested by the title of the topic I'm having troubles with the dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.....forgive me if the post is gonna be a little long, but I guess it should be better to ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 Boot loader Not Showing Up

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server on a 4TB hard drive and I can not get the system to see the boot loader. I had originally installed Ubuntu Server on this exact same computer with a 500GB hard ...
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cant boot into windows 8.1 after ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I followed a tutorial to install ubuntu 14 on windows 8.1. When i tried to shrink the space on windows before installation my C drive showed that 0 space was available after shrinking. I went ahead ...
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failure reading sector from hd0

I've tried to install several different distros but I get the same error. I've tried boot-repair but didn't help. here is my boot-repair info: http://paste2.org/_CKw2VCXG please help !
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no partition after installing ubuntu

I cannot boot back my windows 8 disk after Ubuntu install. I installed Ubuntu. Probably I selected my main disk (I wanted to used the diskonkey disk). After about 3-4 screens (selecting time zone) I ...
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Operating System not Found

I've Xbuntu installed on a 128GB SSD that boots and runs without issue on my desktop. (Even on its own with all other drives disconnected) When placed in my laptop, although it sees the disk, I ...
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Boot repair doesn't help to repair my grub after ubuntu install on dual boot

I have problem with my dual boot, and i try boot repair which seems not work :/ I use windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same SSD, nammed /sda You can find here the boot log url : ...
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Another “why-does-it-boot-straight-to-windows8-after-installation-is-done” question

Ok, I know that this has been asked a thousand times, but I've spent the last 5 hours trying to setup my Toshiba Satellite to dual boot 14.04 and Win8.1 and I'm at the point where throwing the laptop ...
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Dual boot but only Windows boots

So I just made a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and then Ubuntu 14.04.1. The problem is, that I can't make GRUB as the main boot option, it is not listed in BIOS so my computer just loads into Windows. ...
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Cannot get grub to show up (directly boots to Windows 7 instead)

Every time I try to boot, my computer goes straight into Windows 7. I had Windows 7 installed and installed Ubuntu 14.04 afterwards, but grub does not show up on boot. Tried holding shift, messing ...
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Invalid reference in boot sector

newbie Ubuntu user's here. Don't even ask me how I managed to do one thing hereinafter referred. So, I have Vista installed on my computer. After I installed Ubuntu, I couldn't boot to Windows ...
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Ubuntu not listed as a Boot option after using Boot Repair

Had to reisntall Windows 8.1 and couldn't boot to Ubuntu afterwards. then, i followed a tutorial to use Boot Repair. now, i see the boot screen to choose operating systems but the only option there is ...
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Ubuntu 14 problem when booting

Few days ago I decided to try to use Ubuntu, but had some problems with booting (tty1. Asks to login, but fails) After that I installed Ubuntu again. Even though it loads, but still shows that error ...
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Ubuntu Boot Repair

I have some questions about Boot Repair. Firstly, where/how can I get a CD of it? My friend and installed Ubuntu and I tried to remove it. Also, I may have deleted the GRUB files that get me out of ...
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14.10 How to boot a RescueCD from Grub2

I kind of crashed my computer and I no longer have a GUI. I'm stuck in the Grub Terminal and don't know how to boot the LiveCD ISO on my USB key. I'm trapped! A list of commands would be great, a ...
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No Ubuntu boot option in grub after installing Windows 7

I installed Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.10 and hence I lost grub. I reinstalled grub using a liveCD and now the Ubuntu boot option only shows Windows 7 and 10s timer after which it'll boot into ...
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Unable to start ubuntu because of problem in window(in same machine) [duplicate]

I'm using two operating systems(Win7 & Ubuntu12.04) in my computer. During the installation of MATLAB in win7, it hung . So I restarted the computer by switching off the power. After this, I found ...
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Cant boot windows 7 after installing ubuntu

Hello I installed ubuntu on my empty ssd 24gb and I had windows 7 on my hdd, after installion laptop only boots ubuntu, I tried to go safe mode by f8 but there was only 2 boot options and they were ...
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ubuntu boot broken yoga 2 pro (dual boot)

I ran boot-repair, but it stops on please enable grub-efi repository.... The report is here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9766788/ Any help?