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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How to repair GRUB from backup?

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 in dualboot. But the problem was that Windows didn't boot when GRUB is set as primary bootloader in BIOS. When the Windows EFI partition was checked as primary, ...
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How do I change the PC boot from Legacy to EFI mode when boot-repair warns me?

I ran boot-repair and got this warning: The boot of your PC is in Legacy mode. You may want to retry after changing it to EFI mode. How do I change to EFI mode? Is this done in the BIOS?
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13.10 on vaio pro with UEFI

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my vaio pro in UEFI mode but it failed (i.e. when I reboot, Ubuntu is not detected). So I installed boot-repair in a live session and used the recommended repair ...
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stuck in grub rescue mode after installing ubuntu alongside Windows 8

I tried to install ubuntu 13.04 on my new Lenovo G500 which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I shrunk the main OS (Win 8) partition and then disabled fast boot in the power options in Win 8. Then 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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Cannot boot ubuntu 12.04, getting a black screen. I tried a few things, but I can't help myself [duplicate]

I am currently unable to boot my ubuntu and am currently writing on my dual-booted windows 8.1. I'll quickly wrap-up what I did before. got ubuntu 13.04, played around a bit. Installed nvidia ...
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Installed windows 8 alongwith existing ubuntu 13.04 ubuntu grub not installing

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6214502/ i previously had windows 7 and ubuntu 13.04 dual boot ..working perfectly.. then i did a clean installation of windows 8 over my win7 partition..it succeeded .(by ...
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Ubuntu Dual Boot windows 8

I installed ubuntu 13.xxxx the latest version for desktop. I did so as a dual boot with uefi and secureboot enabled. Now I can boot into ubuntu just fine. However, I can't boot to windows 8. I have ...
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Boot repair 'url' result

I ran boot-repair software to repair the boot of ubuntu 13.04 on my hp pavilion 15. I am pasting the url it provided at the end. http://paste.ubuntu.com/6204753/ Please can any one help me in this ...
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Live CD Live USB not working in samsung Laptop

I am using samsung notebook NP305E5A-A03IN (http://www.samsung.com/in/support/model/NP305E5A-A03IN). I had both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop. Somehow Windows 7 got corrupted and I ...
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Boot-repair Boot Info

While installing freeBSD alongside Ubuntu installation on hdd, system boots grub shell and resign to boot grub menu further. Boor-Repair reported errors, please look at me boot info ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not booting - Boot-repair not working

Here is the story of what happened and what I did tried. First, I wanted to remove my Windows 7 from my computer, so I delete the partition. After doing this, I remembered that I forgot to take ...
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Unable to boot Win8 after Ubuntu install

After installing Ubuntu I am unable to start Windows 8. The bootsummary is on PasteBin: http://paste.ubuntu.com/6145218/ What could be the solution to fix these errors? Thank you!
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Not able to fix boot issue after insatlling ubuntu 13.04 on windows

I installed ubuntu on my machien where windows 7 is installed and also an older version of ubuntu was installed. Wher I restaretd my mamchine it is nto seeing all the OS on the system. boot loader got ...
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Can't boot after installing Ubuntu 13.04

Just bought myself an INTEL NUC i5 with a Intel 525 mSATA SSD 120GB. No previous OS istalled, completly empty hdd. SATA set to AHCI Installed ubuntu with no problem. "Restart computer to complete ...
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kernel panic - not syncing. No ini found. Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7 dual boot

I was able to boot into Ubuntu 13.04 from a live usb and do an installation on my HP NE56R31u which came with Windows 8 pre-installed, but which I since got a tech to change to Windows 7 instead. ...
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error while repairing bootloader via boot-repair

i have installed elementary os on my laptop,than i installed windows 8.1 rtm on another partition.but it messed up something.i cant boot eOS now..i can boot only to windows automatically.As i searched ...
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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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Cloned over /dev entry for Linux Partition. How do I recover?

I have a dual boot Windows and Lubuntu I was cloning a USB stick and accidentally set it to clone over my Lubuntu partition rather than onto another stuck (duh...). A few seconds into doing this, ...
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Unable to repair boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Samsung laptop NP350E7C. It comes with Windows 8 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. The first time I installed it with the live USB, it worked, but windows stopped working. I repaired ...
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ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my brother's Windows 8 computer. The computer is brand new and came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I partitioned his C: and installed Ubuntu manually, as the ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6036784 I used boot repair commands on try Ubuntu terminal. It said "EFI detected check options" I used the recommended repair option. In the end it said "buggy kernel ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot windows 8- Problem

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 in EFI mode on my dell inspiron 15z successfully. When I boot my laptop in UEFI mode with secure boot off, I get blank ubuntu screen- I got no activity on hard disk LED ...
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Boot-repair doesn't work

I am a new user, and I may have completely screwed up my computer trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. I'm working from a liveUSB, and I'm pretty sure I accidentally uninstalled Windows 8 (which is what my ...
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Why I am being taken to Windows 7 and can't boot into Ubuntu 13.04 after installation? [duplicate]

After finished installation I am not able to boot in to Ubuntu, I tried to use the Boot-Repair software, but I got no luck with the Recommended Repair. So, as instructed, I type here the URL returned ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8 after Ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu on a pc with Windows 8 preinstalled. After installation Grub showed Ubuntu entries and Windows 8 Boot Manager (or something similar), selecting it I got: /EndEntire file path ...
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Help Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04

I am experiencing difficulties to dual boot y HP laptop. I have installed Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 by allocating free memory to Ubuntu. Now I cannot boot to Ubuntu. Upon startup, Ubuntu is unable to ...
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trouble installing 13.04 on samsung series 9

I have been having the hardest time trying to install Ubuntu on my Samsung series 9 NP900X3A-A03US. After installing, it goes in an infinite reboot loop. I tried different ways of installing, the ...
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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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Windows 8 partition does not boot

I am unable to boot my Windows 8 partition, I have tried using boot repair several times. I no longer see the EFI folder in my Windows partition. I have tried editing the 40_custom file: ...
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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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Window 8 option is not getting shown in GRUB

I recently installed Fedora 19 on my laptop replacing Ubuntu which was already running dual boot with windows. After the installation of fedora on the boot screen there were only two options without ...
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ubuntu 13.04 does not work after Windows8 update

I am using ubuntu 13.04 on my w-530 laptop. The laptop came with a pre-installed version of windows 8. I somehow managed to install ubuntu 13.04 on it and it was working very well. But, I needed to ...
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Repairing Grub - Separate Partition - Dual Boot Windows

I am attempting to repair grub on separate /boot partition without removing Windows Boot Loader. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 after Windows 8 on 250GB SSD drive. Grub installation failed during Ubuntu ...
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Is it normal for Ubuntu to take a long time to shut down after running the boot-repair program?

Several months ago, I installed Lubuntu alongside Windows 7 on my laptop. I decided to uninstall Lubuntu and install Linux Mint, and so I used EasyBCD to write the MBR for Windows 7/Windows Vista and ...
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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 … 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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 booting into busybox after update

Every time the system updates the kernel from 3.5.0-24 to 3.5.0-34 I get dropped into a busybox prompt at boot, but I can boot just fine using the previous kernel. I've tried all I know. I did a ...
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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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Windows 7/Ubuntu installed on seperate drives, get Invalid EFI message when selecting Windows at boot

I recently decided to take the plunge with Linux, by installing what I understand is the most user friendly of the distributions, Ubuntu. I had a spare HDD going, after switching to an SSD for my Win ...
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Ubuntu 12.04/Win7 dual boot - Ubuntu boots fine, Win7 boots to a blue screen of death

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 to dual boot alongside Windows 7 on my Lenovo Ideapad U410 for a while now. THE SHORT VERSION: At first I couldn't boot anything. This was my non-working ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8 dualbooting

I've downloaded and installed Ubuntu, but it won't boot it. It keeps booting into windows 8. I have been going through the advanced settings, shutdown/reboot thingy in Windows 8. I've disabled all the ...
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If I run boot repair will I lose everything in my hard drive?

My computer won't boot to ubuntu. What I get instead is "BusyBox v.1.18.5-1ubuntu4.1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in. Commands. (Initramfs)
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Can't boot to Ubuntu 13.04 after installing

I know that there is lots of people with the exact same problem, but I can't get an answer from another place (I've really been trying for hours), so here is my problem. I got Ubuntu 13.04 on my CD ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit installed but hangs during boot on dual-boot Win7 Pro 64-bit system

My Win7 Pro 64-bit system (8GB, 1TB, 3.2ghz Intel Xeon w3565) was working fine. I wanted to add Ubuntu 13.04. I booted from USB, selected try me, everything booted fine and I got my Unity desktop. I ...
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I have Windows 7 on a 1TB HDD and I have installed UBUNTU on 240GB OCZ SSD

Boot Info Script I run boot-repair as I cannot boot up Ubuntu. It suggested using Gparted? I want to be able to boot up my computer and choose either Windows or Linux everytime. I used EasyBCD to ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't load

I have a problem with Ubuntu on my laptop. My laptop went into hibernation, but I couldn't log back on, I had to unplug my laptop to restart Ubuntu. My boot menu loads normally and shows Ubuntu and ...