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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Windows 8.1 Grub Crashes Install

I've been trying for days to get Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted on my Windows 8 preinstalled laptop with UEFI. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15R 5537. I followed a tutorial that had me disable fast start ...
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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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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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Boot-Repair Cannot purge GRUB [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for some years now and never looked back. Unfortunately my new job requires me to install Windows. To prevent me from braking my Ubuntu Install I bought a new HDD and ...
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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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boot-repair appears to work, GRUB does not appear

So I am a completely new to linux, bear with me here. I made a partition and installed ubuntu 14.04. I did not disable secure boot when I had installed ubuntu, though I have disabled it now. At ...
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Still getting input out of range error in grub

I've run boot repair, uncommented the GRUB_GFX line, and set the resolution to 1366x768x60 (the 60 part is the refresh rate, right?) with Grub Customizer. I still got the error, so I ...
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Boot up/Grub menu

Okay so, recently, after a recommendation from a friend I decided to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8. Everything went right during the process (partitioning, installing, etc) but upon rebooting ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu after Windows 7 installation and “boot-repair” does not work

I hope someone here can help me: I re-installed my Windows 7 partition and now I cannot boot to Ubuntu 14.04 any more - no grub boot-menu is display instead directly the "Loading windows" screen is ...
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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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Make boot partition using GParted in Boot-Repair [closed]

How do I create a BIOS boot partition with GParted? I am using Boot-Repair.
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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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Boot issues when using boot-repair

I ran the recommended settings for the boot-repair tool when I was trying to link my windows 7 and Ubuntu that were on separate drives. Now my windows will not start as I get the error code ...
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Boot Repair fails to recover grub after windows 7 installation

I'm trying to get a functional dual-boot of Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Home Premium. I began with a working Windows 7, then created a partition for Ubuntu. I thought I succeeded in installing Ubuntu ...
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“Gave up waiting for root device,” boot-repair failed

I had Fedora 20 installed on my laptop, then I recently did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on the machine. Finished the install, and restarted the machine to get this screen: ...
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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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Error in boot repair after installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I`ve installed Ubuntu 14 in my note following instructions from some tutorials in the internet, I had to enable legacy mode to boot from pen drive. Basically, I created the following 4 partitions in ...
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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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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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Grub not showing after upgrading to 14.04 dual boot win8

I have Ubuntu installed alongside with windows 8 both x64 on hp envy laptop with amd a10. when i upgraded to 14.04 GRUB menu did not show up and windows boots. i had the same problem before when 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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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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Unable to locate package linux

Started boot-repair on live-usb, removed grub, and then was instructed to write in terminal sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda5" apt-get install -y --force-yes grub-pc linux but I get: Reading package ...
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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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No option to choose between Ubuntu or Windows at startup; tried many suggestions already

Yesterday I used a live cd to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer already loaded with Windows 8. The Ubuntu install did NOT recognize any operating system on the computer, so I chose "something else" ...
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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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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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Can't see GRUB after running boot repair

I've got a machine with Windows 8 and just upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. After this, I couldn't see GRUB while booting. So, I ran boot repair (have a look at the boot repair log), but still ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?