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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Recovering Grub after installing windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 12.04. Now, grub does not shows up any more! It's goes straight to Windows after turning my PC on. Grub gone after installing Windows 8.1 Please tell me what ...
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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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Boot problems after upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 14.04

After Grub went MIA I used boot-repair which returned this Boot-Repair Boot Info Script. After that Grub came back, but now after I choose the Ubuntu option in the boot menu nothing happens. If I go ...
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Could someone explain this boot-info report please?

I was wondering if someone would be willing to have a look at this boot-info to see what is going on: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7409913/ I tried to install Ubuntu on a Windows 7 laptop, but it is not ...
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Laptop not booting

I've got a Vaio laptop that used to work with 13.10. I did an upgrade to 14.04 and since then it does not want to boot any more, that is it doesn't seem to reach grub: I'm stuck on a "BIOS" screen ...
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Restoring old boot order after boot repair cd

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside pre installed Windows 8 laptop (after disabling secure boot) the system booted directly to Windows 8. However when I open the boot menu at system startup, I was ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot and boot-repair-disk doesn't solve the problem

The problem started with a little graphic problem and evolved to a Ubuntu 12.04 that doesn't boot. Instead, it led me to a command-like screen with the word Initramfs. After that I tried to fix it by ...
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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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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 13.10. “Can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod”

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 8.1 to boot together. I installed Ubuntu on my main hard drive (which came with Windows pre-installed). However, when I tried to boot Ubuntu, it just ...
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Can't install boot-repair on live-USB [duplicate]

Had boot problems so decided to try installing boot repair, now even that and I'm getting and error when downloading it, can somebody help? http://pastebin.com/rKxnvEme edit:- thanks, i was able to ...
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Can't boot in Windows and can't run boot-repair after update to ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

After update to 14.04 I can't boot in Windows 8 and in GRUB I have only 3 options instead of 7 I had previously. Also I tried to repair boot but I can't. Running: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 broke grub - now boots straight to Windows 8

Upgraded from a functioning dual-boot Window 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. Before today at startup I option to choose Ubuntu or Windows8.1. The default was Ubuntu, and if I waited a few seconds ...
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Boot Repair - 'Close all package managers…' Dual Boot Installation

After almost a week I've just about manged to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 8 on a Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook. I have created a partition in Windows to store Ubuntu, rebooted from Windows ...
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Unable to locate package boot-repair in 14.04 [duplicate]

I've tried to install boot repair and failed sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update The error is: $ sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair Reading ...
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Grub Legacy to GRUB2

i've spend couple of hours with this but with no results... I got Windows 8 and I installed ubuntu 13. Boot menu was showing, but when I tried to pick Windows 7 loader, I got 'disk read error ...
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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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Grub Boot-Loader Not Getting Repaired

I am getting no screen for selection of which OS to boot. I installed windows 8 over Ubuntu 13.10. In Boot-Repair i selected Recommended repair but later the repair failed and it gave me this URL ...
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Boot Repair doesn't work after Windows 8.1 Update [duplicate]

(The original title of this post was "Boot Repair doesn't work after April 2014 Windows 8.1 Update" since I wanted to highlight that this is not about the 8.0 -> 8.1 update, but the update for 8.1 ...
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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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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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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. ...