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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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?
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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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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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How to resolve the “GPT detected. Please create a BIOS-Boot partition” error when using boot-repair?

After installing Ubuntu, Windows didn't boot so I installed boot repair to fix this problem. But I am getting the message displayed below. I tried to make a new partition with unformatted file system ...
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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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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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“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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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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How can I restore my previous Windows boot manager after using boot-repair?

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Windows 8 laptop following these steps: Created a separate partition in windows (30 GB) Disabled Safe Boot in Bios (Boot Mode is UEFI) Launched ubuntu from the ...
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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 ...