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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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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I'm using the 64 bit ISO of Boot Repair to deal with UEFI. What do I do in Advanced Options to continue?

I followed this: 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: "you have to give the partition where EFI files ...
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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 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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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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ubuntu boot repairs?

I'm unable to repair Ubuntu 12.04 boot with Boot Repairs Manager as it ask's for internet connection ! How do I use Boot Repairs Manager without internet conncetion?
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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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How to resolve the “GPT detected. Please create a BIOS-Boot partition” error when using boot-repair?

After installing Ubuntu, Windows didn't boot so I installed boot repair to fix this problem. But I am getting the message displayed below. I tried to make a new partition with unformatted file system ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from hard disk, only from USB [on hold]

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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Grub EFI entries and Boot-Repair

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell laptop with OEM Windows 8 on it. At first, my Grub menu didn't show at all, so I changed the /etc/default/grub file commenting the line GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0. After ...
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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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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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Preinstalled Windows 8 Not showing up on Grub 2, Ubuntu 12.10

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1522276/ Hi There, I've scoured everywhere & I'm still all very confused. Since I'm a total noob, I don't really want to touch too many files... I have an Acer M5 with ...
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Installed Ubuntu and now can't boot into Windows anymore

Okay, now I have a new problem... I installed Ubuntu on my new SSD today. But now Windows 8 doesn't show up in the boot loader anymore. I ran Boot Repair and it told me GPT detected. Please ...
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Installed Ubuntu on one drive and left windows 7 on the drive, now can't boot to win7

Here is my boot-repair report: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1460148/ I want to be able to dual boot win7 and ubuntu. When I boot my machine, I see options for ubuntu in grub but no win7. Do i need to ...
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Removed Java replaced with newest “Sun Java”, disc won't boot, and won't let me re-install grub using boot repair disc

Had a minor problem with my Stock market platform. Set-up screen would freeze program. Called their tech support, got their "Linux guy", who advised remove all Java and replace, not with synaptic ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 after Grub overwrote the Windows bootsector [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 on my machine and then installed Ubuntu 12.04 using a live CD. I can see both Windows 7 and Ubuntu in the grub menu, but when I select Windows 7 it shows a black screen for about 2 ...
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After a Windows 8 update I don't get my boot menu anymore

I did a software update on my 64-bit Windows 8 and after restarting my computer, I no longer get my boot menu with Ubuntu 12.10, but instead get a black screen that says: error: unknown filesystem. ...
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Attempted to use Ubuntu to resize partitions, lost Windows 7

I will attempt to keep this as comprehensive as possible. Long story - short of how this all came to be: Windows 7 partition ran out of room (insanely made this 120GB, far too small for my needs), I ...
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Failed GRUB after 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade in system with LVM

I am using Ubuntu Server as a SMB server at work and two days ago I have tried to upgrade it to 12.04. After reboot, I got this grub_xput missing grub rescue> and all attempts to start from ...
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Tried results that I searched but was not successful :( “error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I looked up several threads but wasn't successful with the proposed solution. I always seem to get error in like Step 2 or ...
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How can I repair bootable USB drive?

I have made an USB Drive, as live USB. But I am unable to boot from it. It has all required files. Assuming I don't have original ISO, how can I attempt to make it bootable again?
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Windows not booting in dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7

I have dual Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my PC. I installed Ubuntu after Windows, and I have issues with GRUB. After installing Ubuntu, there was no boot loader in the start up, with an ...
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Does boot repair really work?

I installed Xubuntu 10.04 on a 3-year-old NEC laptop, and it won't boot. Boot repair says it's okay, but it's not. Here's the link to the BootInfoScript Output
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UEFI dual-boot, how to load recovery partition (Windows 8) after installing Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu (~EFI mode) in a ASUS Zenbook UX32VD, which has Windows 8 pre-installed. It had Security Boot disabled. I installed grub in the same partition I put the root directory (sda7 in ...
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check hdd for errors and repair

My boot in windows is damaged, i've tried several things and every time (even when i'm trying to format with a clean installation of windows 7, repair disc win7 doesn't work either) i try it gets to a ...
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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: ...