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 Win 8 / Ubuntu loads only Win

my computer is a Sony Vaio Notebook. I used Ubuntu and Win 8 with dualboot but windows somehow managed to remove the choosing of the OS at startup. I think the bios is EFI and secureboot was disabled ...
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Dual-Boot: Win7 partition loads without error, but display doesn't work

I am having a strange dual-boot issue that I haven't been able to find an answer for anywhere. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 box, which I have created a secondary partition on for Win7. My setup process: ...
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Unable to load Windows and unable to mount Windows partitions (probably corrupted ) [duplicate]

It is a kind of messed up situation. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on Windows 8 which didn't display Ubuntu. I then tried Boot-Repair by opening Try Ubuntu without installing. Here is the URL: ...
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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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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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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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Cannot boot to Ubuntu even after trying Boot-Repair

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an sony vaio pro 13 laptop via USB flash drive. Installation was successful. But my laptop still starts Windows, and there is no way to boot to Ubuntu even I did try ...
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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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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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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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stuck in grub rescue mode after installing ubuntu alongside Windows 8

I tried to install ubuntu 13.04 on my new Lenovo G500 which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I shrunk the main OS (Win 8) partition and then disabled fast boot in the power options in Win 8. Then I ...
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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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Boot-Repair cancel itself

Here is my boot info: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10844469 When trying to boot I get Grub Loading Stage 1.5 wait.. Error 22 My workstation has dual boot Vista (sic!) and Ubuntu at least 14 I booted ...
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No operating system found Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot

So my laptop is dual booted with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a 240GB SSD (aftermarket). It has worked fine for months. I never use the Windows partition unless I have to, and haven't used it for ...
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No bootable device error after resizing filesystem partition

Im quite new to Ubuntu platform. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently with 50GB allocated to file system partition. Then i needed to install virtualbox and the size of the file system partition wasn't ...
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Booting into Ubuntu after Fresh Install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( No Dual Boot ) on Acer Aspire ES1-512

I have run Boot Repair on my machine and then rebooted my machine with my Live USB out. From this point, I was first presented with a screen that said 1) "Shim UEFI Key Management" then was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...