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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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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grub doesn't load after installing windows8.1 [closed]

I am using Linux mint cinnamon 16 Petra and i had a dual boot grub on it! I updated my windows 8 to 8.1 and then grub disabled and i was not able to work with mint! then i booted Linux from a DVD and ...
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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 ...
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Dual boot problems after routine upgrade (all the usual solutions tried and failed)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7. GRUB dual boot worked perfectly until I ran apt-get update. Since the update it does not. GRUB defaults to the mem test When I run customize-grub, the first ...
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boot-repair fails (UEFI and pre-installed Windows 8)

I have bought a new laptop, Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101, with pre-installed Windows 8, after one day of figuring out how to install Ubuntu in UEFI I finally managed to do it (which wasn´t easy, as ...
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Which commands to convert a Ubuntu BIOS install to EFI/UEFI without boot-repair on single boot hardware?

Accidental BIOS mode install I have Intel 64-bit hardware with UEFI setup utility. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS was installed as the only operating system on the only drive attached. Accidentally Ubuntu was ...
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Deleted my previous linux partition and now getting stuck at grub boot prompt when i boot from usb/ use “ubuntu” option in bios/EFI boot menu

Let me tell you the full story. I had installed ubuntu and used it. Recently i wanted to use windows only (Windows 8.1) So, i deleted the linux partitions from the diskmgmt.msc in windows.I also used ...
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Can I Use Boot-Repair To Wipe My Computer?

I'm trying desperately to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 and replace it with Windows 7, but I'm encountering serious issues. See this thread: Trouble installing Windows 7 via USB TL;DR I have a Windows 7 ISO ...
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Cannot fix grub after running boot repair

Any help is appreciated. I've been trying to fix this for a couple days now. Trying to dual boot win8 and ubuntu on an HP envy(15-j1063cl). Whenever I boot my computer I get the "grub rescue" screen. ...
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Which Linux distribution to choose for creating a USB boot-repair-disk?

boot-repair-disk is a live disc image that contains the boot-repair utility. I'm creating a live USB with this disc image using Universal USB Installer. The first step is to select the Linux ...
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no boot device found error

I have both Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop. Dual boot used to work fine, but recently I have been getting this weird error no boot device found. I tried boot repair using USB live Ubuntu, but it ...
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How to add the entry for Windows 8 to grub [duplicate]

Thanks for your time. I have ubuntu 12.04, and reinstalled windows 8 for a few exclusive programs that work with products I have bought. I reinstalled grub-efi on my UEFI system. Everything works ...
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Operating system not found - tried everything

As the title says, I get the freakin' "Operating system not found" when I try to boot up my netbook. A little bit of history Back in 2012 my netbook prompted the message for the first time. I just ...
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Problems when trying to install boot-repair

I'm tryng to install boot-repair because of some reasons but it doesn't work. I tried to run the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair sudo sed 's/trusty/saucy/g' -i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Windows 8.1 Grub Crashes Install

I've been trying for days to get Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted on my Windows 8 preinstalled laptop with UEFI. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15R 5537. I followed a tutorial that had me disable fast start ...
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Dual-Boot: Win7 partition loads without error, but display doesn't work

I am having a strange dual-boot issue that I haven't been able to find an answer for anywhere. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 box, which I have created a secondary partition on for Win7. My setup process: ...
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Boot-repair: “You have to give the partition where EFI files are located.”

I'm using the 64 bit ISO of Boot-repair to deal with UEFI. I followed Boot repair asking for 64 bit iso - what do I do with it? and I was able to do almost everything in it. I'm stumped at this point: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS installed wont boot

Ive just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS, pc dont want to boot, tell me cannot boot install a proper boot device and blablabla . I did make sure everything was fine in my bios I dont have windows installed. ...
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How to install Boot-Repair?

I cannot get Boot-Repair to be installed. I opened the terminal and followed the steps on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair, but it didn't work. Can someone help me install it and get it ...
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After install grub boot loader does not show

I' m having some trouble finalizing my Ubuntu setup. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 7 Acer, K95V and I just can't get to the boot loader. The current situation is that it just boots up ...
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Boot-Repair Cannot purge GRUB [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for some years now and never looked back. Unfortunately my new job requires me to install Windows. To prevent me from braking my Ubuntu Install I bought a new HDD and ...
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GRUB Bootloader Suddenly Lags by 2 Minutes - Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 Dual-Boot

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium system. Here are the basic hardware facts for my build: 1) Processor: AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 4 2) 64-bit OS; ...
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Dual boot Win 8 / Ubuntu loads only Win

my computer is a Sony Vaio Notebook. I used Ubuntu and Win 8 with dualboot but windows somehow managed to remove the choosing of the OS at startup. I think the bios is EFI and secureboot was disabled ...
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boot-repair appears to work, GRUB does not appear

So I am a completely new to linux, bear with me here. I made a partition and installed ubuntu 14.04. I did not disable secure boot when I had installed ubuntu, though I have disabled it now. At ...
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Still getting input out of range error in grub

I've run boot repair, uncommented the GRUB_GFX line, and set the resolution to 1366x768x60 (the 60 part is the refresh rate, right?) with Grub Customizer. I still got the error, so I ...
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GRUB error: no such partition - Boot-Repair fails (SSD)

I am aware that there are several questions about GRUB failing to find the partition. Nevertheless, I wasn't able to fix the issue by reinstalling, updating or reparing GRUB (this is, what most of the ...
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Boot up/Grub menu

Okay so, recently, after a recommendation from a friend I decided to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8. Everything went right during the process (partitioning, installing, etc) but upon rebooting ...
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Resized Ubuntu 14.04 partition will not boot

First, a little background info: I intended to install Ubuntu alongside OS X, but I accidentally erased my entire hard drive and was left with Ubuntu alone. Yesterday, I finally tried to create a ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu after Windows 7 installation and “boot-repair” does not work

I hope someone here can help me: I re-installed my Windows 7 partition and now I cannot boot to Ubuntu 14.04 any more - no grub boot-menu is display instead directly the "Loading windows" screen is ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu, boot-repair not working

Earlier, I was working on my computer when everything froze and I had to force restart; after turning it back on, it kept taking me to a strange window, what I think is the GRUB command-line (excuse ...
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GRUB issue and botrepair won't work

I'm having some issues with my freshly installed Ubuntu.. It seems GRUB didn't install properly (I installed "alongside windows" in UEFI). I tried to run bootrepair but it kinda stuck in a loop asking ...
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Make boot partition using Gparted in Boot-Repair [closed]

How do I create a bios boot partition with g parted? I am using boot repair.
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Dual Boot: Ubuntu installation not detecting existing windows operating system

In my attempt to set up a dual boot system, by installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my system with Windows 7, I have encountered a pretty stubborn problem. I have loaded ubuntu into a bootable USB device. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting fails

My 14.04 installation stopped bringing up the login screen. Installed Xubuntu on top, didn't help. All remote operations were still fine, could log in remotely, just not on console, so I followed a ...
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Boot issues when using boot-repair

I ran the recommended settings for the boot-repair tool when I was trying to link my windows 7 and Ubuntu that were on separate drives. Now my windows will not start as I get the error code ...
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Boot Repair fails to recover grub after windows 7 installation

I'm trying to get a functional dual-boot of Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Home Premium. I began with a working Windows 7, then created a partition for Ubuntu. I thought I succeeded in installing Ubuntu ...
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“Gave up waiting for root device,” boot-repair failed

I had Fedora 20 installed on my laptop, then I recently did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on the machine. Finished the install, and restarted the machine to get this screen: ...
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Issues installing grub on 14.04 install

I'm having issues installing GRUB 2 on a UEFI system, I'm not sure what to do. I just tried to use boot-repair and got the following: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7458271/ Boot Info Script e7fc706 + ...
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Unable to lock (/var/lib/dpkg/) is another process using it? [duplicate]

First of all, I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, so please be gentle. I recently tried to dual boot Windows 7 with the most recent Ubuntu OS (14.04 i believe) and somehow managed to delete my ...
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Error in boot repair after installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I`ve installed Ubuntu 14 in my note following instructions from some tutorials in the internet, I had to enable legacy mode to boot from pen drive. Basically, I created the following 4 partitions in ...
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Boot problems after upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 14.04

After Grub went MIA I used boot-repair which returned this Boot-Repair Boot Info Script. After that Grub came back, but now after I choose the Ubuntu option in the boot menu nothing happens. If I go ...
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Could someone explain this boot-info report please?

I was wondering if someone would be willing to have a look at this boot-info to see what is going on: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7409913/ I tried to install Ubuntu on a Windows 7 laptop, but it is not ...
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Laptop not booting

I've got a Vaio laptop that used to work with 13.10. I did an upgrade to 14.04 and since then it does not want to boot any more, that is it doesn't seem to reach grub: I'm stuck on a "BIOS" screen ...
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Can't restore GRUB after upgrade to 14.04 (“grub_term_highlight_color” bug)

I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and, as dozens of other people, I was gifted with the grub_term_highlight_color bug. I then tried to restore GRUB by booting from a live CD and using ...
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Restoring old boot order after boot repair cd

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside pre installed Windows 8 laptop (after disabling secure boot) the system booted directly to Windows 8. However when I open the boot menu at system startup, I was ...
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Grub not showing after upgrading to 14.04 dual boot win8

I have Ubuntu installed alongside with windows 8 both x64 on hp envy laptop with amd a10. when i upgraded to 14.04 GRUB menu did not show up and windows boots. i had the same problem before when i was ...