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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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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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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Dual Boot Win8.1-Ubuntu 14.04 - Cannot load Win8.1 after reinstalling Ubuntu

As suggested by the title of the topic I'm having troubles with the dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.....forgive me if the post is gonna be a little long, but I guess it should be better to ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 Boot loader Not Showing Up

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server on a 4TB hard drive and I can not get the system to see the boot loader. I had originally installed Ubuntu Server on this exact same computer with a 500GB hard ...
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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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cant boot into windows 8.1 after ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I followed a tutorial to install ubuntu 14 on windows 8.1. When i tried to shrink the space on windows before installation my C drive showed that 0 space was available after shrinking. I went ahead ...
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Operating System not Found

I've Xbuntu installed on a 128GB SSD that boots and runs without issue on my desktop. (Even on its own with all other drives disconnected) When placed in my laptop, although it sees the disk, I ...
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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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Boot repair doesn't help to repair my grub after ubuntu install on dual boot

I have problem with my dual boot, and i try boot repair which seems not work :/ I use windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same SSD, nammed /sda You can find here the boot log url : ...
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Another “why-does-it-boot-straight-to-windows8-after-installation-is-done” question

Ok, I know that this has been asked a thousand times, but I've spent the last 5 hours trying to setup my Toshiba Satellite to dual boot 14.04 and Win8.1 and I'm at the point where throwing the laptop ...
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Dual boot but only Windows boots

So I just made a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and then Ubuntu 14.04.1. The problem is, that I can't make GRUB as the main boot option, it is not listed in BIOS so my computer just loads into Windows. ...
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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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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14 problem when booting

Few days ago I decided to try to use Ubuntu, but had some problems with booting (tty1. Asks to login, but fails) After that I installed Ubuntu again. Even though it loads, but still shows that error ...
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Ubuntu not listed as a Boot option after using Boot Repair

Had to reisntall Windows 8.1 and couldn't boot to Ubuntu afterwards. then, i followed a tutorial to use Boot Repair. now, i see the boot screen to choose operating systems but the only option there is ...
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Ubuntu Boot Repair

I have some questions about Boot Repair. Firstly, where/how can I get a CD of it? My friend and installed Ubuntu and I tried to remove it. Also, I may have deleted the GRUB files that get me out of ...
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14.10 How to boot a RescueCD from Grub2

I kind of crashed my computer and I no longer have a GUI. I'm stuck in the Grub Terminal and don't know how to boot the LiveCD ISO on my USB key. I'm trapped! A list of commands would be great, a ...
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No Ubuntu boot option in grub after installing Windows 7

I installed Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.10 and hence I lost grub. I reinstalled grub using a liveCD and now the Ubuntu boot option only shows Windows 7 and 10s timer after which it'll boot into ...
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Unable to start ubuntu because of problem in window(in same machine) [duplicate]

I'm using two operating systems(Win7 & Ubuntu12.04) in my computer. During the installation of MATLAB in win7, it hung . So I restarted the computer by switching off the power. After this, I found ...
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Cant boot windows 7 after installing ubuntu

Hello I installed ubuntu on my empty ssd 24gb and I had windows 7 on my hdd, after installion laptop only boots ubuntu, I tried to go safe mode by f8 but there was only 2 boot options and they were ...
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ubuntu boot broken yoga 2 pro (dual boot)

I ran boot-repair, but it stops on please enable grub-efi repository.... The report is here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9766788/ Any help?
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Reboot and Select Boot Device after full format/install from 14.04 live cd

I'm trying to install 14.04.01 as a fresh OS on my laptop (previously a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10). After running the live CD and selecting Install Ubuntu, I went through the whole ...
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Reinstallation of GRUB fails

I have installed W7 as a second OS with dual boot on my notebook which was already running Ubuntu 14.10. W7 was installed on the HDD. For Ubuntu the /home and /usr/share are installed on the HDD and ...
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ubuntu MD5SUM hash doesnt match, now how to repair the iso image?

I have checked MD5SUM hash for the downloaded Ubuntu desktop 14.04 and it didn't match. I have downloaded the file from official website without using any client like utorrent etc. How can I repair ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 after Installation

I am installing Ubuntu onto an HP EliteBook 840, overriding Windows. I was able to boot the "Try Ubuntu" off the USB Drive and installed Ubuntu. However, when I take out the USB and try to boot from ...
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Broken Ubuntu 13.10 Installation

I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and shutdown my computer and now it boots to a blank screen everytime. The only thing there is a cross shaped cursor. I can boot to terminal using ctrl+alt+f1. Boot ...
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Computer won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS to replace Windows 8.1

My problem is extremely similar to the one found here: Just installed ubuntu 14.04 but after restart it wont boot. However, the solution there did not work for me. I am using a Toshiba satellite ...
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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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Dual Booting 14.04 and Windows 8.1 on Sony Vaio Tap 20

I have been toiling away the last week trying to get 14.04 to dual boot on my Sony Vaio Tap 20. This is the method I used to install: Disable fast boot, disable secure boot LiveUSB install of ...
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Boot Failure 12.04

My machine won't boot, freezing mid-boot with a flashing caps lock, and booting in recovery mode I managed to get "Kernel panic -- not synching: Attempting to kill init! exitcode=0x00000007" I took ...
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How to install the Boot-Repair tool in an Ubuntu live disc?

When the bootloader (GRUB) is broken, I cannot access neither Ubuntu nor Windows. I heard that an easy solution to fix this is to use the Boot-Repair tool from an Ubuntu liveCD (or liveUSB). What ...
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Can't find boot-repair package for the newest version of Ubuntu

After upgrading Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, grub failed to load Ubuntu and threw the error symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found. I followed the solution offered in the Bug Report but this failed ...
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No such device grub rescue, tried many solution

I have tried to bootrepair, which gave me error this: sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda1 grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'. Installing for i386-pc platform. ...
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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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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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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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Boot-Repair doesn't fix the boot for Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (trusty)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my laptop (Samsung ATIV Book Lite 9 - NP905S3G-K08TR). After a pure installation run into boot problem and tried Boot-Repair. Actually, boot-repair seems ...
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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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Dual Boot: Ubuntu installation not detecting existing windows operating system [duplicate]

In my attempt to set up a dual boot system, by installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my system with Windows 7, I have encountered a pretty stubborn problem. I have loaded ubuntu into a bootable USB device. ...
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Repair Grub on VPS

My VPS is installed with Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS and i manage it with th KVM interface from OVH, now it is blocked on grub>. the machine does not accept ssh until booting in rescue mode. When I mount the ...
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Ubuntu14.04.1LTS boot error

I desperately need your help. For the past couple of weeks i'm facing serious issues with my laptop, Dell XPS L502X which i bought 3yrs ago. 3 weeks back i installed Ubuntu14.04.1LTS in my laptop by ...
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Boot repair: “GRUB is still present. Please try again ” message is displayed while reparing the boot having windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10

I was dual booting winodws 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10. I have updated my windows BIOS. After that i am always getting into windows. GRUB menu is not displayed. So, Using UBUNTU 12.10 live CD (But i have ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1, error while repairing boot

and thanks for any attention you give to my question... I have gateway NE-522... I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 (preinstalled) following the instructions posted here. I get ...
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I can't get rid of grub

I have been using a USB installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I had the computer boot into the Ubuntu USB first to avoid having to go into the BIOS every time I rebooted. Well, my dumb butt didn't ...
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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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cannot boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Here is url of boot-repair's "recommended repair": http://paste.ubuntu.com/8941902 During installation process Ubuntu couldn't find that Windows is already installed so I did "other install". ...
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Deleted my previous linux partition and now getting stuck at grub boot prompt when i boot from usb/ use “ubuntu” option in bios/EFI boot menu

Let me tell you the full story. I had installed ubuntu and used it. Recently i wanted to use windows only (Windows 8.1) So, i deleted the linux partitions from the diskmgmt.msc in windows.I also used ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after deleting Windows partition

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a year ago using Wubi, and was dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu until today when I decided to use Ubuntu alone. I used Gparted to delete the Windows partition and then ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu dual boot, can't choose windows 8.1

http://paste.ubuntu.com/8732930/ So I have the following setup 1TB Seagate HDD -sda 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD -sdb I had Three partitions on the HDD One for OS, another for Games and last for ...