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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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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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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Can't restore GRUB after upgrade to 14.04 (“grub_term_highlight_color” bug)

I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and, as dozens of other people, I was gifted with the grub_term_highlight_color bug. I then tried to restore GRUB by booting from a live CD and using ...
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Boot-repair can't complete a repair under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my computer. The installation program wouldn't recognize my Windows 8.1 installation, but it could see the NTFS-partitions. I figured that I could make the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot-repair gets in infinite loop

I am attempting to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8.1, but I am unable to run a LiveUSB without turning on legacy mode first. In legacy mode I was able to install. I planned to fix the legacy ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 - no operating system found

I am struggling to finalize my attempt to run Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 on my new Sony Vaio Pro. After long hours of research I feel I am stuck. I was booting from a USB, let me outline what ...
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What to do when boot-repair warns to change pc from legacy to efi mode?

On my dual boot machine with preinstalled Windows 8, while trying to setup boot with boot repair it returns info that EFI is detected and warns me to change my pc from legacy to efi mode. ...
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Ubuntu will not boot on new ASUS M51AC

I installed the from the Live CD, and the installation worked. (I choose the 64 bit installation) but when I restart my computer it just goes into the BIOS system. When I select to boot from the drive ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8 after Ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu on a pc with Windows 8 preinstalled. After installation Grub showed Ubuntu entries and Windows 8 Boot Manager (or something similar), selecting it I got: /EndEntire file path ...
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Grub fails to boot windows 7, no such partiton error

My dual-boot windows 7 / ubuntu 12.04 has been working fine for months, but suddenly i'm unable to boot to windows. i've tried fixing this using boot-repair (i.e. purging and reinstalling grub), but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 GUI does not start on boot, hangs on purple loading screen with Ubuntu logo and five dots

It started like this: I wanted to install Adobe Reader (.bin file) via Terminal. After I created a folder for installation files and started the whole process I suddenly realized that I don't even ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 System crashes right after login - Boot-Repair log included

Wow, my system crashes hard - right after login! I've heard about quite some crashed with Ubuntu 12.04. ... any suggestions on how to proceed? Here is the link to the logfile of Boot-Repair - which ...
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How can I fix my NTFS partition after shrinking in Windows?

In attempting to shrink my NTFS drive to a smaller size, so I can dual boot my currnet Windows 7 with a brand new Ubuntu 12.10 (didn't want to use Wubi), I've somehow managed to stuff up the drive and ...
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In trying to repair grub, I get an “Uncompression Error System Halted” notice

I had Ubuntu 12 .04 then installed windows. As usual, it wiped out my Ubuntu 12.04 grub. So I tried using a live CD to repair grub. However, the CD never really load and after eternity it gives me an ...
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How to restore GRUB after restoring MBR with boot-repair?

I've a problem after upgrading to 12.10, which is when I choose Windows option from boot options, I got "A disk read error occurred" error. I followed this tutorial to restore MBR, but the problem ...
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I have a misspelling in a repository source file, and it's lousing up my ability to download

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04, and because of rebooting issues, I was downloading boot-repair using the live CD. I've been able to get into 11.04, but now I can't do any more ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Unable to lock (/var/lib/dpkg/) is another process using it? [duplicate]

First of all, I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, so please be gentle. I recently tried to dual boot Windows 7 with the most recent Ubuntu OS (14.04 i believe) and somehow managed to delete my ...
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Can't see grub after running boot repair. Please Help!

I've a machine with Windows 8 and I've just upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. After this I couldn't see the grub while booting. So, I ran boot repair, but still it didn't work. ...
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Windows not in GRUB startup screen

I recently used Boot Repair to fix GRUB startup, but now when I start my computer, Windows XP, my old OS, doesn't apppear. It shows Ubuntu, Ubuntu (recovery mode), memory test and a second memory ...
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Boot repair doesn't fix my grub boot after I repaired windows

My system used to boot to Ubuntu 13.04 by default, preceded by the GRUB. I recently had a problem with Windows 8 (and do, pretty often, with Windows hanging at startup and refusing to shut down ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from hard disk, only from USB [closed]

I followed the instructions on: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) But now I can only boot from the USB drive and it asks me if I want to reinstall Ubuntu ...
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Black screen after splash and partition file system unknown

Problem Since yesterday. when I boot the computer, after the splash logo, the screen turns black. I can go to a tty screen, but anything that I try to open graphically fails. (I am not the most ...
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Problems after using boot-repair

Installed 13.10 on existing Windows computer. Ran boot-repair, twice actually after the first time didn't work. Ubuntu boots, windows shows up in GRUB but doesn't boot. Here is the boot-repair ...
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“operating system not found ” after installing ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I successful installed ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop with USB key. But after I reboot I get this error "operating system not found" I used boot-repair and it gives me this: ...
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Computer failing to boot after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3, “Operating System not found”

I've been trying now for 3 weeks to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Sony Vaio laptop. I've learnt a fair bit but am not very knowledgeable compared to a lot of people on here so please bear that in mind. ...
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Unable to install boot repair using Ubuntu live usb

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.04 (16 bit ) along with Windows 7 in my Lenovo Thinkpad. I was able to install Ubuntu successfully. But, after installation it asked me to restart now. I clicked on it. It ...
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Windows 8 + Ubuntu 13.10 + boot-repair stuck

I bought a laptop HP Envy Premium with Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install also Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I partitioned from windows the disk creating space for Linux. Then booting from a live ubuntu on a ...
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How can I disable NeoGrub Bootloader on Console?

I want to dualboot window 8 Pro and ubuntu.It can't boot ubuntu in first time,then i use easyBCD to change window boot Manager to boot ubuntu.I add Entries and Install NeoGrub.when I restart on ...
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Can't boot after booting into windows

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Then used Boot Repair and all was fine.The Grub boot loader showed-up and had an option to boot Ubuntu or Windows. Then I booted into windows. ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8 after boot repair

I have a Lenovo Y510P laptop and managed to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual booting. But then after grub was updated, I had to run boot-repair and now I can't boot into Windows. When the computer ...
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Unable to boot to Ubuntu

Just got a new laptop and removed Windows 8 and installed 13.10 using LiveUSB. Initially it was booting to "No boot media" but I was able to resolve it with boot-repair. I realized some of the items I ...
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My Window 7 is not showing in booting

i am using window 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 at the same time. after update Ubuntu my window 7 is not showing in the boot loader plz help me
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after installing ubuntu, can't start windows [duplicate]

After a difficult installation of ubuntu on a win 8 asus n56v, now I only can get ubuntu running... On starting computer I get different options including some win 8 (eg on sda2). I tried boot repair ...
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Dual-booted but cannot access Ubuntu after boot-repair

My main OS is windows 7. Today I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows. After successful installation everything seemed right. I could install programs and change system settings etc. However, when ...
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grub rescue … error: ELF header smaller than expected

I've searched everywhere, tried everything I've read here, tried Boot-Repair ... keep getting "An error occurred during the repair." Attempting duel boot with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10 Latest ...
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Why is my laptop keyboard malfunctioning after running boot-repair?

So, after using boot-repair to fix (reinstall) a Grub issue, some of the keys on my laptop have ceased to work. The specific keys are ;,',/,0,-,= and p. I tried swapping back to the live CD I ran ...
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No icons, launcher, top panel or anything else while 'Try Ubuntu'

I just got Ubuntu live media on USB and pressed 'Try Ubuntu' and that worked very well, so I decided to install. At the end of the install I got a fail message and it said something about the boot ...
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After installing ubuntu 12.04.2, I can't load windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a laptop with in-built windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 64 bit via the method shown on this Ubuntu page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI After use boot-repair, in GRUB menu it shows ...
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MBR Lost after shrinking Active Partition

I've got a serious issue with MBR. Initially got Windows 7 Up on my machine. I shrinked the active partition to create space for installing ubuntu. I formatted the new available space. Now i simply ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10. Managed to boot in Win7 but not in Ubuntu

http://paste2.org/p/3270871 Hi all, Thanks In advance. Because I know people over there is very knowledgeable and able to help me out. I just started to use my first linux based operating system as ...
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How do I make my BIOS boot on shimx64.efi file?

After I did a boot-repair, http://paste.ubuntu.com/5627076/, I get this message: Please do not forget to make your BIOS boot on sda2/EFI/ubuntu/shimx64.efi file! I can go to the BIOS but there ...