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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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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No boot menu after boot repair [on hold]

An error occurred during the repair. Please write on a paper the following URL: http://paste2.org/0jWfNysa In case you still experience boot problem, indicate this URL to: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...