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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System not starting up

My laptop crashed earlier today and I've tried fixing it with a live usb but nothing works. I was getting the "Kernel panic not sync" error. I eventually used boot-repair while running the live usb ...
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Ubuntu Shuts Off Immediately at Start-up

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 from USB yesterday. The install appeared to be successful. Today, when I press the power button, the keyboard back-light flashes and the computer shuts off. Same result ...
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Unity failed in ubuntu 14.04 after installing libldap-2.4-2:i386 URGENT

When i tried to install wine i get some unmet dependencies so what i did is to install them manually But when i arrive to this package sudo apt-get install libldap-2.4-2:i386 I didn't notice that ...
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“Reboot and select proper Boot device” for the 2nd time

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 for quite some time now. A few weeks back I got the error message below, but surprisingly I was able to boot again after few days. Yesterday it crashed ...
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ubuntu partitions broken after installing windows 7

I had two ubuntu installation alongside windows7.After reinstalling win7 ,both ubuntu partitions were shown as "unallocated" --> I have tried ubuntu boot repair disk, but it didn't work. Using a ...
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black screen while booting to Ubuntu-duel boot with win 10

I have done dual boot of win 10 and ubuntu 14.04. But after installation when I select Ubuntu, a sound comes similar to start up sound but my screen becomes blank (i.e, black). Even boot repairing ...
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Booting to initramfs after read-only file system

I had npm installed into ~/.npm. I ran chown -R myuser:myusergroup ~/.npm against it. It caused the 3 disk encrypted LVM to go into read-only mode, which I don't quite understand. I then rebooted the ...
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Need to restore deleted boot partition. Can I use boot-repair with full disk encryption?

I have a PC with Ubuntu 14.04, full disk encryption and an accidently deleted boot partition. When I booted from CD and tried to reinstall Ubuntu, it showed 256 MB free space on dev/sda and one ...
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Boot-Repair Ubuntu. error: 1234F

http://paste.ubuntu.com/14309128/ So I use a Dell Inspiron 15-3521 that uses Windows 8. I took care of the PXE-E61 error by disabling NIC. Then the next error that I also had with PXE-E61 is: 1234F, ...
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What sudo will fix this tty1?

tty1: 20.472975 xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: Stopped the command ring failed, maybe the host is dead Stopped the command ring failed, maybe the host is dead Abort command ring failed HC died; claning up usb ...
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how to move/create efi and grub to second drive (boot-repair)?

I used to have a Windows 8 / Ubuntu dualboot with Windows installed on a ssd and Ubuntu installed on a hdd - the efi partiton lies on the ssd. Now i want to use the ssd otherwise and just want to use ...
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Unable to boot into ubuntu/mint on 500gb Seagate SATA drive

I assure you I have searched and this is not a duplicate; after searching I am now confused that if I should post it to superuser instead. Please suggest. I am unable to boot into my computer, ...
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Wily werewolf grub 2 boot error

I've had some ups and downs with Wily Werewold, but the biggest issues I've had would be boot errors and lots of them. I boot up and after selecting Ubuntu, it simply goes into a black command prompt ...
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I can't boot from Ubuntu on Windows 10

http://i.stack.imgur.com/DufEO.jpg Windows 10 to boot from Ubuntu, I can't boot from Ubuntu. I did boot-repair it said to change Secure boot from enabled to disabled, I did that it does not work. ...
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(Boot Issue) How do I add Ubuntu generic packages to my repository?

HP Elitebook / Dual Boot Ubuntu 15.4 (shows as 15.10) and Win 8.1 Yesterday Ubuntu was updating and I was in a rush. I forgot and powered down, big mistake as the computer won't load now. The Bios ...
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Unable to use/login ubuntu OS,Permissions modified

Accidently changed permission of all folder under etc. While working with python project instead of single folder permission , I changed the permission of all under etc including terminal. :( I dont ...
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Error: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED

During boot or shutdown I got error: Nov 18 19:41:20 noname kernel: [ 11.696636] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x7fffffff SErr 0x0 action 0x6 Nov 18 19:41:20 noname kernel: [ 11.696641] ...
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How fix a booting error in Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf a while ago. The first day it was working fine, but the next day I got the missing desktop error, all my desktop icons were gone. My attempts to fix by ...
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Unable to Dual-Boot between Windows 10/7 and Ubuntu

I have booted into Ubuntu and run boot repair, the results being: http://paste.ubuntu.com/13240880 When I get to the GRUB menu I see: Ubuntu Ubuntu Advanced Options Memtests (Two Of Them) ...
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Boot-repair does not show recommended repair

I had used ubuntu and windows in same computer with no problems until yesterday that I force reboot my computer because it freeze in ubuntu. I tried to repair the boot with boot-repair but I did not ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed errors=remount-ro 0

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 I am having the error above And also sodu journalctl says errors=remount-ro 0 And Failed to activate swap Swap Partiiton. Any Idea how I might fix this problem Thanks
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After clean installation with USB 14.04 can't boot into OS

As I mentioned in the title, I clean installed Ubuntu on an empty drive. After installation it says that it has to reboot to finish installation. When I click reboot, it reboots itself to USB drive ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTE won't start after insallation

I used Unetbootin and the 64bit iso to create a bootable USB stick. I did check for defects before installing. Install went smooth. I selected to wipe the Drive and intsall Ubuntu. After installation ...
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Boot-Repair not able to repair with GPT boot partition

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LiveUSB to try to repair GRUB on a HDD (through USB). I tried to run Boot-Repair but got this message: GPT detected. Please create a BIOS-Boot partition (>1MB, unformatted ...
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Recover XP boot after install

Okay so I installed alongside XP using the automatic setup option in the installer. Windows shows in grub but I only get a blinking cursor when I try to boot it. I ran boot-repair, (boot-info: ...
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Boot repair errors on Ubuntu 14.04

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7, i restarted my PC and i didn' get an option to select the operating system I wanted to boot to. It just booted into windows by default. I inserted ...
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proxy in boot repair

I am having some boot issues when I install ubuntu alongside windows as windows is not booting. So I am using boot repair disk in live usb and I cannot access internet without proxy. How can I use ...
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Grub Rescue/Boot repair

I was repairing boot in dual booted Ubuntu-Windows 8.1 system using boot repair but meanwhile the internet connection was lost so I was compelled to drop that process. Also at the time of repairing it ...
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Boot-Repair Fails to repair my installation

Boot repair fails to repair my installation and complains about GPT and something. Here is the exact message. GPT detected. Please create a BIOS-Boot partition (>1MB, unformatted filesystem, ...
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Windows 7 cannot load after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot with Windows7. I used separated partition for Ubuntu that was created during Windows installation. When installing Ubuntu, I have been getting this ...
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Problem with boot after use of boot-repair disc [solved]

I wanted to change the default boot from Ubuntu to windows on my laptop, so I used "Boot-repair-disc" on a usb-key, but after I restarted it, it does not want to boot at all, it shows me just the ...
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Unstable Windows 10 & Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot

After an epic battle, I was able to install Ubuntu on a system with an Intel RST HDD/SSD-cache. At the moment, I can boot into both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10, but the setup is unstable. GRUB is ...
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Boot-Repair does not show me the “recommended repair” button

I'm trying to boot into Ubuntu after messing up the dual-boot setting by trying to install Windows 7 (my notebook came with windows 8, but then it stopped working, so I installed Ubuntu and now I ...
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Don't see Windows partition in GRUB menu

After I Installed Kubuntu 15.04 I used boot-repair to fix to be able to dual-boot but when I get to the grub menu I saw only Ubuntu I try boot-repair couple of times still the same result. Here is my ...
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ubuntu 15.04 install stuck with Invalid arch-independent ELF magic entering rescue mode

I tried to install ubuntu 15.04 on a windows vista PC with 2 HDD: sda= windows SATA disk with 2 partitions one being Windows vista bootable sdb= additionnal IDE disk to make trial install of Ubuntu ...
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Tried Installing 12.04.5 LTS

Tried Installing 12.04.5 LTS, but after reboot I get the options to Intall, Try without Installing. I attempted boot-repair and no avail paste.ubuntu.com/12209015
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Grub doesn't load. Tried boot-repair

Here is the log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/12114211/ I've used a live USB stick to run the boot-repair but the loader still doesn't work. I can't boot Windows 8.1/Ubuntu from the Hard disk. Win8.1 ...
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install ubuntu alongside with windows 8.1: cannot boot into os selection screen without external

I was following instructions from this link(not exactly but roughly those steps). In the end I still cannot boot into the (grub) os selection screen. However, if I plug my installer thumb drive in, I ...
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After using boot repair, my hdd couldn't be detected By uefi

after i install boot repair the result is this http://paste.ubuntu.com/12077955/ Now my UEFI couldn't recognize my hdd Please help, thanx
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Failed boot after accidentally deleting kernels?

I accidentally deleted kernels while trying to clear more space in the boot partition (I couldn't update new kernels due to lack of space). Now I am unable to boot my Ubuntu Linux (14.04). I tried the ...
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GRUB 2 giving “Loading Operating System” and then hanging

I've looked through the few other reports of this and none have had solutions that I haven't already tried. I ran boot-repair and got the following log of information: ...
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Can't boot windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04 (different)

I completely formatted my hard drive and installed Windows 7 Home Premium and all drivers for my Toshiba P745-S4320 laptop. Then I shrank volume to make unallocated space with the Windows disk ...
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boot repair gets aborted

Installed Boot-Repair and ran (Recommended Repair); it gets aborted showing me this message: "Please use this software in a live-session (live-CD or live-USB). This will enable this feature"... which ...
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Use boot-repair on live USB to fix ubuntu on Macbook Pro dual boot

I have been dual booting OSX Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 on my mid-2012 Macbook Pro using rEFInd for a few weeks now. Today, when prompted by Ubuntu, I ran some updates. When they finished, I tried ...
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boot repair is unable to reinstall kernel on mapper/…root

Here is the Boot Info of boot repair... http://paste.ubuntu.com/11721228/ Boot repair never ends and remains by step 'purge kernel and reinstall last kernel mapper/ubuntu--vg-root (ins)' What can I ...
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Issue with Dual Boot

I recently installed Ubuntu and once completed I noticed that the dual boot is not working as expected (my Windows 7 will not show up in the grub menu). Went through the boot repair process as ...
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Stuck on GNU grub after pressing F8 when booting

I pressed F8 while booting and it somehow messed up grub and now it's stuck on gnu grub and I don't know how to fix it. I put Boot Repair on a flash drive, but it didn't have a repair option, would ...
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Dualboot Win7/Ubuntu boot-repair fixes only the 1st boot

I've got a funny problem here. I have a Win7 machine and I decided to dual-boot it with Ubuntu. After installing grub worked fine and I started configuring Ubuntu to my preferences. Everything was ...
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Magic alloc can't be resolved using live-cd

Seems like when updating from 14.10 to 15.04, I screwed my grub2 installation and now when I boot from live-cd and try applying the boot-repair, I cannot boot my ubuntu distribution. Here is the log ...
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minimal bash-like line editing is supported. Problem after a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04.2

So I had ubuntu on my NUC. It was great I have to power on and ubuntu start. But I had a problem and I had to reinstall everything. I erase everything and install to have a fresh ubuntu. Everything ...