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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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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Ubuntu 14.04.3 Dual boot - No grub menu

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 in a partition along side Windows 10. Grub menu doesn't show up, it directly boots to Windows 10. Here's my boot-repair info: http://paste.ubuntu.com/12864055/ What do ...
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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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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 ...
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Ubuntu cannot boot after replacing Windows 8.1 - Boot-repair failure

I have the following problem. I recently bought an SSD for my laptop - which is about 6 years old - and made a clean Windows 8.1 install on it. However, after an "accident" - I had forogt to plug ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 not booting after being installed alongside Win7

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 64 bits on my Acer Travel Mate b113e laptop alongside Windows 7 64 bits. I've tried easyBCD with no luck - it only shows an option in a selection menu, but when I pick ...
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Help with Kubuntu 15.04 Boot Repair

After updating from stable Kubuntu 14.04 to Kubuntu 15.04 Boot-Repair started to request an IOS image CD, Update to 15.04 was done via system Software Updater and 15.04 OS image is not available. ...
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No boot device found - boot repair

My HP laptop is not able to find a boot device at startup. I've looked at other threads to find a solution but non have been able to help so far. Some background info; I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Will not reboot even after using boot-repair

My system will not boot up in ubuntu after installation and running boot-repiar. the link given is: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10873929 No boot sequence is shown, just boots directly into windows 8.1 ...
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Ubuntu will not start after using boot-repair

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 on my computer. Both were running fine, but I couldn't access Ubuntu on startup. I installed and ran boot-repair and now on startup it asks if I want to ...
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Linux, boot safe mode - repair broken packages not working?

Xubuntu 12.04 Application windows started to open only partly functional/broken? Some do not display fully, are not able to minimise, expand or close (missing these buttons) and are visually flat - ...
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Ubuntu Boot Failed. Boot-Repair Disk not able to repair anything. What are my options?

My system system fails to boot. Below is a list of actions and consequences. My system is a single boot Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Tasksel Using tasksel I installed LAMP Server, PostGreSql, Tomcat7 ...
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After Boot-Repair, Windows 8 (10)not showing up

OK, I know there are other questions like this, but I'm posting this because mine is slightly different. I have Windows 10 installed (shows as Windows 8 in boot menus) and I installed Ubuntu just as ...
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Cannot create separate /boot partition with boot-repair

I have Kubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to create separate /boot partition (for the LVM reason). I found described procedure here Ubuntu BootPartition. I've created necessary 1GB partition at the start of ...
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Error while using boot-repair

I've been trying to fix my boot with Boot Repair but I get an error telling me to close all package managers even if I'm not running any. Can anyone help me? boot-repair link is ...
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boot-repair unable to fix grub

I just tried to update 14.04 to 14.10, some package failed to install so the whole update failed. I restarted the machine and was greeted with the grub command line, indicating that something was ...
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Recover Win7 boot entry from Ubuntu after deleting reserved partition?

Is it possible to recover Windows 7 grub entry from within Ubuntu (not with Windows recovery disk) after deleting its reserved partition? (I had reached the maximum of 4 primary partitions and had ...
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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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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 ...