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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Boot Failure 12.04

My machine won't boot, freezing mid-boot with a flashing caps lock, and booting in recovery mode I managed to get "Kernel panic -- not synching: Attempting to kill init! exitcode=0x00000007" I took ...
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Grub Disappearing Everytime i reboot

This started happening few days back. Everytime i restart my laptop, i get "Operating System Not found error". Used Boot-Repair Many times to reinstall Grub. But this keeps happening again. Attaching ...
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Reinstall GRUB for multiple OS

On my PC, I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Mageia distribution. Recently I installed Windows 7 on a partition but could not get my grub back. I tried boot-repair but in vain and mageia is getting loaded. How ...
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Grub2 does not recognize multiple boot partitions with Ubuntu 14.04 installed on each

I had Ubuntu 10.04 or 12.04 installed on three partitions of my 1T byte hard drive. I decided to upgrade all three and downloaded and burned 14.04.1 to a DVD disk using Brasero for the burn process. ...
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No such device grub rescue, tried many solution

I have tried to bootrepair, which gave me error this: sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda1 grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'. Installing for i386-pc platform. ...
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Dual Boot WIn8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 messed up with easyBCD [duplicate]

So i successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my preinstalled win 8.1. But then i tried messing with easyBCD 2.2. So after choosing easyBCD option to restore everything to default settings i ...
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how to not install boot-repair in live every time?

Whenever I boot into live mode and have to run a tool like boot-repair I have to go the whole 9 yards to get it. The reason being that the live cd/dvd/usb doesn't come with boot-repair. Hence whenever ...
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after expanding 'Ubuntu installed' partition, I got error

I expanded the partition on which I have installed Ubuntu and then tried to reinstall grub using BootRepair and got following error: The boot files of [The OS now in use - Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS] are far ...
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Boot-Repair doesn't fix the boot for Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (trusty)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my laptop (Samsung ATIV Book Lite 9 - NP905S3G-K08TR). After a pure installation run into boot problem and tried Boot-Repair. Actually, boot-repair seems ...
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Boot repair detects legecy mod when EUFI is enabled

I installed on my computer ubuntu 14.10 with windows 8.1 in dual boot but when I start it, grub doesn't show up. I tried running the boot-repair but I get a message that my bios starts in legacy and ...
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Repair Grub on VPS

My VPS is installed with Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS and i manage it with th KVM interface from OVH, now it is blocked on grub>. the machine does not accept ssh until booting in rescue mode. When I mount the ...
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Ubuntu14.04.1LTS boot error

I desperately need your help. For the past couple of weeks i'm facing serious issues with my laptop, Dell XPS L502X which i bought 3yrs ago. 3 weeks back i installed Ubuntu14.04.1LTS in my laptop by ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1, error while repairing boot

and thanks for any attention you give to my question... I have gateway NE-522... I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 (preinstalled) following the instructions posted here. I get ...
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I can't get rid of grub

I have been using a USB installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I had the computer boot into the Ubuntu USB first to avoid having to go into the BIOS every time I rebooted. Well, my dumb butt didn't ...
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cannot boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Here is url of boot-repair's "recommended repair": http://paste.ubuntu.com/8941902 During installation process Ubuntu couldn't find that Windows is already installed so I did "other install". ...
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How can I prevent my NVidia Jetson TK1 from automatically booting the GUI (black screen after a software-update crash), and bring it back to normal?

I am working with an NVidia Jetson. The Ubuntu software update crashed, and now as I feared the system will not boot properly. The way the system is configured, a command prompt flashes for an ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after deleting Windows partition

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a year ago using Wubi, and was dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu until today when I decided to use Ubuntu alone. I used Gparted to delete the Windows partition and then ...
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Unable to fix GRUB for dual-boot after BIOS update (using boot-repair)

After my latest update of BIOS (while using Windows) my grub menu went missing. Previously, I was able to repair GRUB menu this way: Booting into Windows Going to Advanced Startup options Selecting ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu dual boot, can't choose windows 8.1

http://paste.ubuntu.com/8732930/ So I have the following setup 1TB Seagate HDD -sda 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD -sdb I had Three partitions on the HDD One for OS, another for Games and last for ...
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Cannot repair grub using, boot-repair fails without reason

It just shows that error happened and gives link for log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8585646/ Tried to disable/enable WinEFI backup, putting boot in Legacy and UEFI mode. In UEFI mode not worked at all ...
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Boot repair on Live USB problem

I'm trying to recover my Ubuntu boot using a live USB in "try Ubuntu" mode. However, the recommended repair doesn't fix my problem, so I'd love to hear an advice before continuing with an advanced ...
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Windows 8 entry missing in grub2 after installing ubuntu

As my ubuntu 14.04 broken, I have reinstalled it. After that am not able to boot to windows 8 on my HP laptop. I can see all the windows 8 files and other partition data in ubuntu login. I have tried ...
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dualboot windows 8/ubuntu 14.04 problem - boot repair?

I have Sony Vaio E series SVE14A2M1EW and I tried to install ubuntu 14.04. I used this manual: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) After installation I ...
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Boot Repair not giving all the options [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04(only OS). Experienced Boot error. Was advised to use LiveCD and Boot Repair to fix issue. Boot repair only gives one option on start up, that option is "Create a Bootinfo ...
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Trying dual-boot with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04, can't boot any, used boot-repair got things worse

first of all I'm really new at linux usage so I really need a lot of help here So my laptop is a HP g4-2072la and I tried to install a dual boot with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 Installed windows 7 ...
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Can't Boot into Windows 8

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop with Windows 8 installed. Now I can boot into Ubuntu without any problems, but I can't boot into Windows 8. After I choose Windows 8 Loader (on ...
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Couldn't access ubuntu, used boot repair, cant access windows 7!

As the title says, I accidentally created a grub on my windows partition and now I can't use it. My windows install disk says that it's not compatible with my windows so that doesn't work. Then I ...
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Boot-repair failed with Ubuntu 14.04.1 & Windows 8

I have a Samsung laptop with pre-installed windows 8. Its a 64 bit machine with dual boot. I recently tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from Ubuntu 13.10. I installed by creating three partitions ...
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core.img cannot be found

I get this after trying to reinstall grub using boot-repair: Grub2 (v1.99-2.00) is installed in the MBR of `/dev/sda` and looks at sector 778209992 of the same hard drive for `core.img`, but ...
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Gparted and installed don't see partitions after boot-repair

I'm trying to fix my friend's computer after it got borked by a power surge. It can boot fine from USB, but if you boot the disk, it makes it to grub and then fails no matter which you select. He had ...
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reinstall grub, but ubuntu option missing

So, I just installed Windows 7, after installing ubuntu 14.04, and as I have read I should repair the boot loader for ubuntu, which I did... I followed some steps from here: ...
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“Cannot write bytes - broken pipe” upon boot [duplicate]

I recently tried to boot up my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 which had been working no problem for over a year and was met with the message "cannot write bytes - broken pipe" just after the purple loading ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 GRUB cannot see Windows 8.1, boot-repair fails

In my machine I have Ubuntu 14.04 on an SSD and Windows 8.1 installed on an HDD, I can boot just fine into either if I select it's drive to boot from BIOS. This is inconvenient and I would like to be ...
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Boot-repair only gets me back in once

I have a Samsung Book 9 Ativ Lite. It came with Windows 8. I used a liveUSB to install Ububtu 14.04 as the only operating system and so deleting windows 8 (hopefully). After install, the system ...
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Boot repair error: Ubuntu not bootable even after reinstall

After resetting my bios to its default settings, Ubuntu was unable to boot. Only the UEFI-partition would show up when hitting f12 with no other boot options. I reinstalled Ubuntu several times but to ...
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No UEFI boot option after install

I got a new laptop (Medion Akoya 6240T) and wanted to install ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I created a bootable usb drive with unetbootin on windows 8. Stuff I did before the install: - Disable secure ...
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How do you install Windows XP on a computer that has Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed?

I had a PC with Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed and I wanted to Install Windows XP on it. I installed it and then used boot-repair to repair the bootloader; I thought that I would get a screen asking ...
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Damaged GRUB 2 in my laptop

I have a genuine Windows 8 pre-installed on my laptop. I installed the Ubuntu in UEFI mode, using a live CD, but now the GRUB doesn't show, hence,not allowing me to boot to windows if I want to. It ...
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Boot-repair error on dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7

I have a laptop with both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Both OS were installed on UEFI mode and are 64 bits. Ubuntu 14 was installed using the upgrade option from Ubuntu 13.10. After the ...
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How do I correct boot problems with installation on a UEFI Windows 8.1 system?

I have semi-successfully installed Uberstudent 4.0 on a UEFI Windows 8.1 system, but I need help correcting whatever error I have made. (I assume I have made an error somewhere, since I had to take ...
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Dual Boot: GRUB disappeared, boot-repair not working and linux partition cannot be accessed

I'm trying to fix a friend's computer. He uses Win7 and ubuntu 14.04 dual boot and ran "secure boot", which seems to have caused major damage: afterwards, GRUB wouldn't show up and the computer booted ...
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Cannot boot after Boot-repair

I've installed Lubuntu 14.04 on an old PC, a Packard-Bell Pentium 4 1,7Ghz, with 1Go memory... I plan to turn it into a local server, to share movies, etc... I have thus installed Lubuntu 14.04, but ...
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Boot repair broke ubuntu

I had windows 7, and then successfully dual-booted with ubuntu 14.04, but one day my computer crashed and windows stopped working, so I could only use ubuntu. Then I reinstalled windows 7 and it ...
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Boot Repair Help with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

Here is the link the boot-repair gave me: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8206630/ I ran the default settings of boot-repair and it always stops and says "grub-efi-amd64-signed purge canceled. Please report ...
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ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. On 23 August 2014 I ran in terminal sudo apt-get update. Then I rebooted the system. And now I see: ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell ...
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My dual-boot Ubuntu/Windos boots right into Windows

I'm running a dual-boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. After reinstalling both OSs several times my System boots right into Windows. Some information I gathered: If I have a bootable USB ...
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Recovering my Ubuntu 14.04 computer

I have an old Dell Dual Core Laptop that has only Ubuntu 14.04 OS installed. My kids was playing around with it couple days ago and for some reason, the laptop not booting. When I turned on the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load, can't even open a terminal to type commands, even after boot repair

When I start Ubuntu I only get my desktop picture and am unable to open a terminal to type any commands. When I try a Guest session all I get is a red Ubuntu backdrop, nothing else. I tried boot ...
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Boot-Repair Broken Windows Boot

I have a HP laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. I recently added a second hard drive and installed Ubuntu on it, but GRUB wouldn't display its usual GUI, just a command prompt, and I couldn't access ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 / XP - resized partitions, XP starts to load but fails to boot

On a Compaq Mini 100 I had Ubuntu 12.04 and Xp dual booting just fine. There was an NTFS partition between the Windows partition and the Ubuntu partition. I shrank the XP partition and enlarged the ...