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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File Recovery and System Repair

My staging server, an Ubuntu 13.04, crashed and I need to recover some web files. I tried doing the boot-repair for 5 times now, but every time I run the boot-repair, the Recommended Repair option is ...
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Not able to boot either Windows or Ubuntu

I have been trying boot-repair with different setting but this is the results of me doing it with recommended settings http://paste.ubuntu.com/7212513/ . I really need to be able to boot into my ...
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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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A Guide to Install Ubuntu 13.04 using a RAID 0

Getting the error: Unable to install grub in /dev/sda? Because you are using a BIOS/fakeRAID0? If you manage to find this thread consider yourself in luck. I spent the last 48 hours trying to figure ...
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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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Will Ubuntu 14.04 Have Improved UEFI Support Or Will We Be Using Boot-repair For The Next 5 Years? [closed]

Everyday I see questions on here about someone unable to get Ubuntu to play nice with UEFI. They are soon reminded they aren't in Kansas anymore, told to follow the yellow brick road, see the wizard, ...
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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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Dualboot (Win 8 / Ubuntu 13) is stuck at 'switching to clocksource'

for days I have been crawling the web for solutions to my problem, but couln't find any. Here it is: I got a new Laptop (ASUS Vivobook S200E) with Win 8 OEM preinstalled. I wanted to create a ...
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Grub rescue is stuck [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04. I erased a Grub file by mistake, now grub rescue doesn't let me do anything. I used Boot Repair, and now my PC is stuck at: error: invalid arch independent ELF magic. grub ...
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Cannot choose windows in GRUB

I have installed edubuntu 13.04 in one of my computers. Now I am unable to select or rather even move the selection in the GRUB during boot time. So Ubuntu is automatically loaded. I am unable to get ...
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How can I wirte the GNU GRUB boot CD in Hard Disk

I could not have dual boot in my hard disk. when I fix the hard disk for dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu using EasyBCD dont boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, when I fix the hard disk for dual boot Ubuntu / Windows ...
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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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ubuntu 13.10 boot to grub everytime, but not ubuntu or windows

I am newbie and I have searched through the network and did a lot of things I don't understand. I got this problem by reinstalling ubuntu 13.10 with the following option: deleting the original ...
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Windows 8 missing from GRUB menu

I have windows 8 preinstalled on my laptop. Initially I installed Ubuntu 12 LTS but I coudnt boot it with UEFI enabled, on using boot-repair it told me that this version of ubuntu is not supported by ...
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Ubuntu Windows 8 Bootloader Not working [duplicate]

I have another to add to the list of Ubuntu/Windows 8 bootloader problems. I installed Ubuntu, but the computer continually loaded Windows 8 without giving me the GRUB menu option to choose between ...
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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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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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no such partition and cannot boot into BIOS [duplicate]

I am running a dual boot system for windows 7 and Ubuntu. I've tried to delete the Ubuntu OS by deleting the partition on which Ubuntu was installed. I've also deleted all unnamed partitions in order ...
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Cannot Restore Grub After Windows 8.1 Upgrade

I have an Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 dual-boot working properly, and upgrading to Windows 8.1 breaks grub2 as expected. However, this time boot-repair was not able to bring grub back for me. My laptop ...
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Can't boot to windows after ubuntu install

I've installed ubuntu, but now i can't boot to windows. Here is my boot repair output. How can i solve this problem?
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Problems in Ubuntu 12.04 installing in pre-installed Windows8 and upgraded to 8.1

From the last one month I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 in windows 8.1 pre-installed (Dual Boot). I've done following things... I downloaded 'iso' images from Ubuntu website and booted through ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on Vaio pro 13, does not boot

I have a problem installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a Sony Vaio Pro 13. Here are the steps I followed so far (with no success in booting in 13.10): The Vaio came with Win 8 pre-installed so I created an ...
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Multiple Windows options in Grub Menu

My system has 2 OS: Win 7 x64 and Ubuntu 12.10. I'm getting 2 Windows boot options: "on dev/sda1" and "on dev/sda2". What does this mean? What implications does this have for my continued Windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on NUC intel i3 DC3217IYE

System: NUC i3, 2 hdmi ports, ethernet, no wireless. UEFI boot 2x2gb ram 30gb mSATA internal drive Ubuntu 64bit 12.04.03 Hello i am having much trouble loading an OS on my NUC. I started out ...
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Reparing ubuntu installation using usb drive

I upgraded from ubuntu13.04 to ubuntu 13.10 and the process went very bad. Many packages were broken because my internet connection failed and now, when I turn my computer on, it is very slow and many ...
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Cannot boot to Windows after installing Ubuntu and running boot-repair

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on to a 2nd drive (sbd2) whilst the first driver (sbda) has Windows 7. When I rebooted I was not given the grub bootloader and booted straight to Ubuntu. After running ...
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How can I activate repositories needed by boot-repair?

So I recently used the boot-repair utility to reinstall GRUB. After doing this, every time I try to log into Ubuntu, I get a kernel panic immediately following the GRUB boot menu. It says something ...
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Problems with booting ubuntu after formatting boot partition

I am a new ubuntu user and after accidentally formatting the boot partition I can't get it back to work. Here is some more info: I was trying to format an sd card from the terminal and I accidentally ...
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Recover grub from grub-rescue

I was using Ubuntu normally and suddenly the system went haywire and I had to do a hard reset. After that I got a couple errors trying to load Ubuntu, so I switched to Windows trying to find an ...
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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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“You have installed on Sda7 a Linux version which is not EFI-compatible”

You have installed on Sda7 a Linux version which is not EFI-compatible. It is probably incompatible with your computer. Please install an EFI-compatible system. For example Linux-secure-remix-64bit ...
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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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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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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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“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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Undo boot repair

Now that I want to uninstall ubuntu, do I need to revert boot repair's actions in someway because that was needed to get windows 8 booting in UEFI mode in GRUB In the end I'm deleting my Linux ...
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boot-repair Does not add Widnows 7 to the grub menu

I have a laptop with Debian 7, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10, and installed the Ubuntu partition afresh. After the re-installation, Windows 7 disappeared from ...
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Installing boot-repair 64 bit on my computer

I recently installed ubuntu in my computer, once it installed it was unable to boot windows saying that it was crashing due to the modifications the computer recently went through, then i heard about ...
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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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Boot Repair won't finish running because commands won't run

Boot repair asks me to run the following commands in terminal: sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda2" dpkg --configure -a sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda2" apt-get install -fy sudo chroot ...
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Updated Windows 8, tried to fix with Boot Repair and can't pass GNU GRUB screen

I'm having a hard time now with my laptop. I have an ASUS X501 with Windows8 preloaded and I decided to install Ubuntu Studio last year. Everything was great, I was able to choose to boot into Ubuntu ...
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I installed another linux version next to ubuntu, now Ubuntu has problems!

I tried using boot repair. But I'm still having trouble. When Ubuntu boots, it is in the wrong resolution, and I can't get my wireless network up. Here is the boot repair record: ...
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Upgrade-grub and boot-repair fails. Unable to boot one of my linux systems, is there a way around?

I have three Linux and two windows systems on one computer. After updating the kernel on one (archlinux) and running update-grub on the default (BIOS) boot disk (Xubuntu 12.04), the boot menu does ...
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Ubuntu does not appear in Grub Menu. Boot Repair Failed

I have a Hard-Drive with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Until a few days ago I was using Ubuntu 12.10 but after a lot of crashes errors and broken packages Ubuntu stopped booting at all. With a live DVD I ...
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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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Installed Ubuntu 13.1 on Laptop beside Win7 - no option to boot into windows - have run boot-repair

As my title explains. After running Boot repair, my log is at http://paste.ubuntu.com/6784795/ I still get no option to boot into windows I would appreciate if someone could run an expert eye over ...
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Clean install of Xubuntu over Ubuntu: will GRUB continue to work?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 a few days ago, and had to use boot-repair to get dual boot (with Windows 8.1 on a computer with UEFI) working properly, setting up GRUB and all that. But I kind of don't like ...
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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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Problems replacing GRUB2

After Windows ate my GRUB2, I replaced it using the GUI boot-repair method posted here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair. I clicked the "recommended method" button and followed all the ...
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Grub rescue: boot-repair solution didn't work

I have my disk partitioned with Windows & Ubuntu 13.10. I wanted to format my Windows 7 partition so I entered the Windows recovery environment. When trying to format Windows, an error appeared ...