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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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?
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Reboot and Select Boot Device after full format/install from 14.04 live cd

I'm trying to install 14.04.01 as a fresh OS on my laptop (previously a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10). After running the live CD and selecting Install Ubuntu, I went through the whole ...
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ubuntu MD5SUM hash doesnt match, now how to repair the iso image?

I have checked MD5SUM hash for the downloaded Ubuntu desktop 14.04 and it didn't match. I have downloaded the file from official website without using any client like utorrent etc. How can I repair ...
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Reinstallation of GRUB fails

I have installed W7 as a second OS with dual boot on my notebook which was already running Ubuntu 14.10. W7 was installed on the HDD. For Ubuntu the /home and /usr/share are installed on the HDD and ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 after Installation

I am installing Ubuntu onto an HP EliteBook 840, overriding Windows. I was able to boot the "Try Ubuntu" off the USB Drive and installed Ubuntu. However, when I take out the USB and try to boot from ...
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Xen vm stuck at grub prompt

How can I get my Ubuntu server booting again? Is there a tool that would auto-fix this situation? No matter how many ways I run the "boot fixer" using a virtual image of ...
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Failed to install bootloader /dev/mapper no /dev/sda

Ubuntu was running no problems on this laptop before I attempted a reinstall. I simply want a standard default install, no dual-boot. During installation bootloader failed to install. I continued ...
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Computer won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS to replace Windows 8.1

My problem is extremely similar to the one found here: Just installed ubuntu 14.04 but after restart it wont boot. However, the solution there did not work for me. I am using a Toshiba satellite ...
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Dual Booting 14.04 and Windows 8.1 on Sony Vaio Tap 20

I have been toiling away the last week trying to get 14.04 to dual boot on my Sony Vaio Tap 20. This is the method I used to install: Disable fast boot, disable secure boot LiveUSB install of ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...