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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Can't find boot-repair package for the newest version of Ubuntu

After upgrading Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, grub failed to load Ubuntu and threw the error symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found. I followed the solution offered in the Bug Report but this failed ...
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How to install the Boot-Repair tool in an Ubuntu live disc?

When the bootloader (GRUB) is broken, I cannot access neither Ubuntu nor Windows. I heard that an easy solution to fix this is to use the Boot-Repair tool from an Ubuntu liveCD (or liveUSB). What ...
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13.10 on vaio pro with UEFI

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my vaio pro in UEFI mode but it failed (i.e. when I reboot, Ubuntu is not detected). So I installed boot-repair in a live session and used the recommended repair ...
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Error: no such device grub rescue

Summary: I keep getting the error: no such device grub rescue, after installing 12.04 (erasing an old 12.04 installation beforehand, but using the old /home mount, from a different HDD) I have two ...
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Ubuntu Dual Boot windows 8

I installed ubuntu 13.xxxx the latest version for desktop. I did so as a dual boot with uefi and secureboot enabled. Now I can boot into ubuntu just fine. However, I can't boot to windows 8. I have ...
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“A Disk Read Error” while starting Windows after Ubuntu upgrade + Boot Repair

I just upgraded to 12.10. After installing the files and rebooting I had come across following problem: error file not found grub rescue> _ This problem was easily solved by repairing the boot ...
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Dualboot (Win 8 / Ubuntu 13) is stuck at 'switching to clocksource'

for days I have been crawling the web for solutions to my problem, but couln't find any. Here it is: I got a new Laptop (ASUS Vivobook S200E) with Win 8 OEM preinstalled. I wanted to create a ...
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Boot Repair doesn't work after Windows 8.1 Update [duplicate]

(The original title of this post was "Boot Repair doesn't work after April 2014 Windows 8.1 Update" since I wanted to highlight that this is not about the 8.0 -> 8.1 update, but the update for 8.1 ...
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Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 + Invalid EFI file path + Boot repair + Grub many entries

I've a ASUS N56VZ with Intel Core i7 - 3610QM, with Win 7 Home Premium x64 pre-installed. This computer come with EFI instead of the traditional BIOS. When I bought it, I had 3 visible partitions. C ...
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How do I get my HP laptop to boot into grub from my new efi file?

I have an HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 laptop that I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot with the original windows 8. I used boot-repair to get set up to boot into grub. My issue is that I have not ...
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Recovering Grub after installing windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 12.04. Now, grub does not shows up any more! It's goes straight to Windows after turning my PC on. Grub gone after installing Windows 8.1 Please tell me what ...
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Unable to locate package linux

Started boot-repair on live-usb, removed grub, and then was instructed to write in terminal sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda5" apt-get install -y --force-yes grub-pc linux but I get: Reading package ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6036784 I used boot repair commands on try Ubuntu terminal. It said "EFI detected check options" I used the recommended repair option. In the end it said "buggy kernel ...
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Grub EFI entries and Boot-Repair

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell laptop with OEM Windows 8 on it. At first, my Grub menu didn't show at all, so I changed the /etc/default/grub file commenting the line GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0. After ...
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How do I change the PC boot from Legacy to EFI mode when boot-repair warns me?

I ran boot-repair and got this warning: The boot of your PC is in Legacy mode. You may want to retry after changing it to EFI mode. How do I change to EFI mode? Is this done in the BIOS?
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Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition

I posted this question explaining what happened after I tried to create a new swap partition on a Win/Ubuntu dual-boot machine. I have since created a live-boot USB and installed Boot-Repair. I had it ...
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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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Will Ubuntu 14.04 Have Improved UEFI Support Or Will We Be Using Boot-repair For The Next 5 Years? [closed]

Everyday I see questions on here about someone unable to get Ubuntu to play nice with UEFI. They are soon reminded they aren't in Kansas anymore, told to follow the yellow brick road, see the wizard, ...
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Multiple Windows options in Grub Menu

My system has 2 OS: Win 7 x64 and Ubuntu 12.10. I'm getting 2 Windows boot options: "on dev/sda1" and "on dev/sda2". What does this mean? What implications does this have for my continued Windows ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - Windows 8 Dual Boot (Tried boot-repair) - Dual OS option not showing

As title says, this is my first time trying ubuntu. I have been trying since last week with continuous googling and searching, but still no luck. I had Win8 x64 installed before, then tried ...
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grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sda1

I'm trying to add windows 7 for my new 12.10 grub bootloader. None of the things worked out; such as .. copying bootx64.efi methods, I'm getting this output: grub-probe --target=fs_uuid ...
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How to fix boot error for install on a RAID 5 configuration

I'm trying to install ubuntu onto a 6TB virtual disk (3 3TB drives in a RAID 5 configuration). I thought I had it all ready to go. But it doesn't boot. So, then I tried boot-repair, which claimed ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu after installing Ubuntu 12.04 (with Windows 7 on another partition)

I just installed Ubuntu on my desktop which had Windows 7 installed on it. When I restart the machine after completing the installation, It directly loads windows, I don't see the grub menu. I tried ...
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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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Cannot Restore Grub After Windows 8.1 Upgrade

I have an Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 dual-boot working properly, and upgrading to Windows 8.1 breaks grub2 as expected. However, this time boot-repair was not able to bring grub back for me. My laptop ...
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How to resolve the “GPT detected. Please create a BIOS-Boot partition” error when using boot-repair?

After installing Ubuntu, Windows didn't boot so I installed boot repair to fix this problem. But I am getting the message displayed below. I tried to make a new partition with unformatted file system ...
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Boot Repair - 'Close all package managers…' Dual Boot Installation

After almost a week I've just about manged to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 8 on a Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook. I have created a partition in Windows to store Ubuntu, rebooted from Windows ...
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Unable to repair boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Samsung laptop NP350E7C. It comes with Windows 8 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. The first time I installed it with the live USB, it worked, but windows stopped working. I repaired ...
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Why I am being taken to Windows 7 and can't boot into Ubuntu 13.04 after installation? [duplicate]

After finished installation I am not able to boot in to Ubuntu, I tried to use the Boot-Repair software, but I got no luck with the Recommended Repair. So, as instructed, I type here the URL returned ...
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A Guide to Install Ubuntu 13.04 using a RAID 0

Getting the error: Unable to install grub in /dev/sda? Because you are using a BIOS/fakeRAID0? If you manage to find this thread consider yourself in luck. I spent the last 48 hours trying to figure ...
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Problems replacing GRUB2

After Windows ate my GRUB2, I replaced it using the GUI boot-repair method posted here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair. I clicked the "recommended method" button and followed all the ...
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I have Windows 7 on a 1TB HDD and I have installed UBUNTU on 240GB OCZ SSD

Boot Info Script I run boot-repair as I cannot boot up Ubuntu. It suggested using Gparted? I want to be able to boot up my computer and choose either Windows or Linux everytime. I used EasyBCD to ...
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Repairing grub 2 with Ubuntu live cd

I installed Windows 7 on a separate hard drive and I have Debian on another hard drive. After installing Windows 7 my grub doesn't appear so I used an Ubuntu Live CD to use boot-repair to fix my grub2 ...
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“hd0 out of disk” / “hd0 write error” (still boots)

I was doing a series of upgrades of my desktop which had 10.04, aiming for 12.04. Somewhere in the middle, GRUB began displaying "error: hd0 out of disk / press any key to continue", but the boot ...
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error: no device connected

I did a fresh install of 12.04 by usb and it went fine, worked on it for several days, but one day the browser crashed and i reset the machine, after that I get this error when i boot; error: no ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install error: ubi-partman failed with exit code 141 [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my preinstalled windows 7 Sony vaio s series laptop following instructions here: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/05/17/how-to-dual-boot-ubuntu-12-04-and-windows-7/ ...
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Can I re-install my OS without affecting my previous data?

I have a Dell server on which I have installed Ubuntu Server Edition. I had it running with two arrays (one RAID 1, the other a RAID 5). My system has gone bad due to me not using a power backup ...
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Partition Table Error. I have the “fdisk -l” info

I have my computer with both W7 and Ubuntu for quite a while now. I had made the Partitions with Easeus Partition Manager and no problem there. I've grown fond of Ubuntu and wanted to allocate it ...
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Windows not booting in dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7

I have dual Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my PC. I installed Ubuntu after Windows, and I have issues with GRUB. After installing Ubuntu, there was no boot loader in the start up, with an ...
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Unable to install boot-repair

I am trying to install Windows 7 on Ubuntu. I created NTFS partition for Windows 7 but I deleted a 5GB partition so I got a error message when I reboot Ubuntu. grub rescue error To solve this ...
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How to deal with Corrupted bin/sh?

I messed up my bin/sh file, overwriting it with a database file in Virtualmin. After I restarted, Ubuntu Server won't start properly anymore. The error I face is: init:Failed to spawn plymouth ...
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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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How do I repair a Disk (is not booting)

My hard drive will not boot. The screen comes up blank. It was working fine yesterday. No changes made. I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on 64-bit. On the same computer, I am using an USB emergency ...
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I would like to delete an accidental post I did on paste.ubuntu.com while using Bootrepair

I wanted to find out were the MBR physically is (I have a multiboot PC with several HD) and Bootrepair has done its job. I then discovered that beyond my control private information was send to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Install on Lenovo x120e - Grub menu loads, but won't load Ubuntu without USB in

I've installed Ubuntu using a USB The grub menu then would not load, so I followed: To reinstall GRUB: Make a new Ubuntu Live CD and Boot from it. Install boot-repair using these commands: sudo ...
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Boot Problem : Missing Operating System

A sudden power cut caused my ubuntu not booting any more with the error 'Missing operating system'. No GRUB menu appeared at all. I tried using boot-repair to solve this problem, but that didn't ...
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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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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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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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Unable to locate package boot-repair in 14.04 [duplicate]

I've tried to install boot repair and failed sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update The error is: $ sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair Reading ...