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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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can't install boot repair

I installed ubuntu 13.10(along-side windows 8) twice it showed up grub menu(both times i logged on to ubuntu). the third time i chose windows and since then grub doesn't show up. I tried to install ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 - no operating system found

I am struggling to finalize my attempt to run Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 on my new Sony Vaio Pro. After long hours of research I feel I am stuck. I was booting from a USB, let me outline what ...
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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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Issues with dualbooting after installing windows 8 (boot-repair not working!)

I used to dual boot ubuntu and windows 7 before I decided to format my windows partition and install windows 8 instead. As always, my grub went missing (only windows loading) and I run ...
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After updating ubuntu 12.04 … no boot is detected

I have been using ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 for 6 months. I installed all the updates available and now when I try to boot up, it says no boot found press any key to reboot.I did not see what ...
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Recovering GRUB after installing Windows 7 with boot repair

Recently I've reinstalled the Windows copy I had alongside Ubuntu, and after that the GRUB menu disappeared and the computer starts off on Windows automatically. The solution I found was to run boot ...
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How can I disable NeoGrub Bootloader on Console?

I want to dualboot window 8 Pro and ubuntu.It can't boot ubuntu in first time,then i use easyBCD to change window boot Manager to boot ubuntu.I add Entries and Install NeoGrub.when I restart on ...
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grub-pc missing

I got stuck on the grub repair sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda6" apt-get install -y --force-yes grub-pc linux Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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“operating system not found ” after installing ubuntu 13.04

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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Are all three grub entries after running Boot-Repair needed?

After running Boot-Repair to fix things when dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04.3, multiple entries are left in the grub menu. Three come from menuentry "Windows UEFI bkpbootmgfw.efi" { search ...
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Boot-repair stuck at os-prober after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 beside Windows 8.1

I am using an HP Envy 14t Laptop which had Windows 8.1 pre-installed in it, it has its recovery files in an SSD. I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 following the instructions provided here: Installing Ubuntu ...
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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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What to do when boot-repair warns to change pc from legacy to efi mode?

On my dual boot machine with preinstalled Windows 8, while trying to setup boot with boot repair it returns info that EFI is detected and warns me to change my pc from legacy to efi mode. ...
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Unable to load Windows and unable to mount Windows partitions (probably corrupted ) [duplicate]

It is a kind of messed up situation. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on Windows 8 which didn't display Ubuntu. I then tried Boot-Repair by opening Try Ubuntu without installing. Here is the URL: ...
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Can't boot after booting into windows

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Then used Boot Repair and all was fine.The Grub boot loader showed-up and had an option to boot Ubuntu or Windows. Then I booted into windows. ...
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GRUB not booting correctly after dual boot install

I followed these instructions to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) I was successfully able to install ubuntu. But then I ...
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Ubuntu will not boot on new ASUS M51AC

I installed the from the Live CD, and the installation worked. (I choose the 64 bit installation) but when I restart my computer it just goes into the BIOS system. When I select to boot from the drive ...
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Boot-repair ubuntu windows8.1 error code Oxc0000225

Windows 8.1 was installed on my hard drive. I've installed Ubuntu next to it, deleted it and now got it installed on my 32GB SSD (which was partly used by Intel Rapid Storage tech - raid stuff) After ...
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I can not boot ubuntu 12.04

I have installed windows xp after installed ubuntu 12.04. Now I am unable to boot ubuntu. I have used Boot-Repair, but no use. I got the following http://paste.ubuntu.com/6509719/.
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Can't boot into Windows 8 after boot repair

I have a Lenovo Y510P laptop and managed to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual booting. But then after grub was updated, I had to run boot-repair and now I can't boot into Windows. When the computer ...
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Unable to boot windows 8 after formatting ubuntu partition and reinstalled ubuntu

I had ubuntu 12.04 lts, and windows 8, dual boot was working fine..but i had lots of problem with my ubuntu, so one day, out of frustration , i formatted ubuntu drive from my windows, now, i am not ...
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Lost Ubuntu partition after reinstalling windows 7

I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 over a dual boot. My Ubuntu partition is no longer accessible. It still seems to show up when I use gparted from live USB. However, it's unallocated space. I ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS i was unable to boot Windows 7 nor its Recovery partition They both appear in the boot menu but they dont manage to work. I've tried using boot-repair without ...
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Windows 8 UEFI does not boot

I've just bought a new laptop Toshiba, on which there is Windows 8 preinstalled. I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and Grub2 detects correctly Ubuntu and Windows. But the strange problem is that when ...
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Restore backup of WinEFI or UEFI (not sure) that boot-repair made

I have a laptop that supports EFI/UEFI. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The way I installed my OSes was like this: I installed Win 8.1 in the required partitions then Installed ubuntu and ...
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Unable to boot to Ubuntu

Just got a new laptop and removed Windows 8 and installed 13.10 using LiveUSB. Initially it was booting to "No boot media" but I was able to resolve it with boot-repair. I realized some of the items I ...
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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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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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Can't boot or see Windows 7 particition after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu earlier today and I can't see Windows 7 partition in Gparted and don't get an option to boot Windows 7 at restart. When I was installing Ubuntu, I chose "Something else" option and ...
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After installing Ubuntu 13.04 and running boot-repair, Ubuntu fails to load, gets stuck with a blank screen

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo ThinkPad with Windows 8 preinstalled with great difficulty. To make it run, I edited the boot command by adding the following line: acpi_osi=Linux ...
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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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“GPT detected. Please create a BIOS-Boot partition” while using boot-repair

Since I updated Windows to 8.1 my Grub menu disappeared. I ran Ubuntu using Live USB, I used Boot-Repair but something went wrong. If I click on Reccomended repair I get this error: GPT detected. ...
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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 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 ...