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 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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Can't boot windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04 (different)

I completely formatted my hard drive and installed Windows 7 Home Premium and all drivers for my Toshiba P745-S4320 laptop. Then I shrank volume to make unallocated space with the Windows disk ...
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Windows 8 UEFI does not boot [duplicate]

I've just bought a new Toshiba laptop, on which Windows 8 is preinstalled. I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and GRUB2 correctly detects Ubuntu and Windows. But the strange problem is that when I try ...
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Unable to run Bootinfoscript

I'll try to be as clear as possible by mentioning exactly what i did.I've formatted my windows drive and installed it again and after that installed ubuntu 15.04.The bootloader installation failed so ...
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boot repair gets aborted

Installed Boot-Repair and ran (Recommended Repair); it gets aborted showing me this message: "Please use this software in a live-session (live-CD or live-USB). This will enable this feature"... which ...
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Use boot-repair on live USB to fix ubuntu on Macbook Pro dual boot

I have been dual booting OSX Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 on my mid-2012 Macbook Pro using rEFInd for a few weeks now. Today, when prompted by Ubuntu, I ran some updates. When they finished, I tried ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.04 after Fedora 21 dual-boot installation

I had Ubuntu 12.04 with root on /dev/sda2 and installed Fedora 21 with converting disk from MBR to GPT.Now I can boot into Fedora and have Ubuntu option in my GRUB, but it fails with error: kernel too ...
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boot repair is unable to reinstall kernel on mapper/…root

Here is the Boot Info of boot repair... http://paste.ubuntu.com/11721228/ Boot repair never ends and remains by step 'purge kernel and reinstall last kernel mapper/ubuntu--vg-root (ins)' What can I ...
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Grub fails to boot windows 7, no such partiton error

My dual-boot windows 7 / ubuntu 12.04 has been working fine for months, but suddenly i'm unable to boot to windows. i've tried fixing this using boot-repair (i.e. purging and reinstalling grub), but ...
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Issue with Dual Boot

I recently installed Ubuntu and once completed I noticed that the dual boot is not working as expected (my Windows 7 will not show up in the grub menu). Went through the boot repair process as ...
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Stuck on GNU grub after pressing F8 when booting

I pressed F8 while booting and it somehow messed up grub and now it's stuck on gnu grub and I don't know how to fix it. I put Boot Repair on a flash drive, but it didn't have a repair option, would ...
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What does icon size means?

Looking for boot repair program, I looked at this: What does the size icon means? If they the same, why two icons? And the most important, how to uninstall the needless one?
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In ubuntu 15.04, boot-repair running forever

To reproduce my problem [of accidentally deleting all the kernels] Delete all the kernels Try to fix the problem with boot-repair from live USB LVM enabled Pastepin link is here Please help me ...
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windows 7 not booting boot-repair problem

When I run Boot-repair I get this message: Please use this software in a live-session (live-CD or live-USB). This will enable this feature. What do I have to do?
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How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?)

I installed Windows 7, which ate Ubuntu's boot file. When starting up the computer, it now goes straight to Windows, without giving me the option of booting Ubuntu. How can I get Ubuntu back?
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ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. On 23 August 2014 I ran in terminal sudo apt-get update. Then I rebooted the system. And now I see: ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell ...
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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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Dualboot Win7/Ubuntu boot-repair fixes only the 1st boot

I've got a funny problem here. I have a Win7 machine and I decided to dual-boot it with Ubuntu. After installing grub worked fine and I started configuring Ubuntu to my preferences. Everything was ...
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Does the Boot Repair output contain private information?

I have successfully recovered my system with the help of a software called Boot Repair. After the recovery, it sent some information to Ubuntu Pastebin, something like this one. Does this kind of ...
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Dual boot Kubuntu 14.04 - Windows 7 not found

I have installed Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.04. grub discovered only the latter. Repair attempts with Boot-Repair were unsuccessful. The bootable Windows partition is sda2. Thanks in advance for ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load, can't even open a terminal to type commands, even after boot repair

When I start Ubuntu I only get my desktop picture and am unable to open a terminal to type any commands. When I try a Guest session all I get is a red Ubuntu backdrop, nothing else. I tried boot ...
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Install ubuntu 14.04 alone in Lenovo B575

I remove windows 7 in Lenovo B575 and installed ubuntu 14.04 but seems like it have UEFI enabled. I was unaware of it before so to do anything from windows is now not possible. I search for everything ...
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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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Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 + Invalid EFI file path + Boot repair + Grub many entries

I've a ASUS N56VZ with Intel Core i7 - 3610QM, with Win 7 Home Premium x64 pre-installed. This computer come with EFI instead of the traditional BIOS. When I bought it, I had 3 visible partitions. C ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu even fter running boot repair

I could not boot into ubuntu so i ran boot-repair from USB, got the following summary i still cannot boot into ubuntu, http://paste.ubuntu.com/11455973/
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Magic alloc can't be resolved using live-cd

Seems like when updating from 14.10 to 15.04, I screwed my grub2 installation and now when I boot from live-cd and try applying the boot-repair, I cannot boot my ubuntu distribution. Here is the log ...
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Broken boot ubuntu 15.04 - Adding repository from live-usb

When I installed ubntu 15 I pressed ctrl c and the installation was interrupted. I got the error about kernel-panic. I try to do a boot-reapir using a live-cd. I ran it with purge grub as was ...
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Advanced boot problems [closed]

I have a dell XPS L702X. After a recommended BIOS update from Dell, the computer went haywire. I tried most repair tricks from the book but I'm not not able to boot. Now all I get is "invallid PT" ...
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minimal bash-like line editing is supported. Problem after a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04.2

So I had ubuntu on my NUC. It was great I have to power on and ubuntu start. But I had a problem and I had to reinstall everything. I erase everything and install to have a fresh ubuntu. Everything ...
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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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Windows 8 won't boot via grub after intalling 12.10 with boot-repair

I hope someone here might be able to help me. I've just purchased a new Acer Aspire V3-771G laptop which came pre-installed with windows 8. I shrunk the main windows partition and installed ubuntu ...
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Machine boots into [duplicate]

During my update from 14.10 something failed and my machine only boots into Memtest. I booted from a boot-repair USB drive and performed the automatic repair, but the machine continues to boot into ...
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Boot-repair disk failed

I have a Laptop. My windows 7 broke and another commenter advised me to download bootrepair disk, which I did and now I have ubuntu 64bit 14.04 installed as well. I can't boot Ubuntu at all (or ...
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cannot boot to windows 7 after installing unbuntu on another internal disk

I have a windows 7 64bit desktop (sda). I've been getting into linux after experimenting with raspbian/raspberry pi 2. decided to install ubuntu (sdc) on a spare internal drive separately from windows ...
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Booting from Live USB while Ubuntu 15.04 is already installed on the HD, makes next boot not find ad an ny OS

I had 15.04 already installed on my machine, and wanted to see something on a clean installation via a Live USB. So I restarted and booted from my USB and played around on a clean installation. ...
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Ubuntu cannot boot after replacing Windows 8.1 - Boot-repair failure

I have the following problem. I recently bought an SSD for my laptop - which is about 6 years old - and made a clean Windows 8.1 install on it. However, after an "accident" - I had forogt to plug ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 not booting after being installed alongside Win7

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 64 bits on my Acer Travel Mate b113e laptop alongside Windows 7 64 bits. I've tried easyBCD with no luck - it only shows an option in a selection menu, but when I pick ...
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Help with Kubuntu 15.04 Boot Repair

After updating from stable Kubuntu 14.04 to Kubuntu 15.04 Boot-Repair started to request an IOS image CD, Update to 15.04 was done via system Software Updater and 15.04 OS image is not available. ...
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No boot device found - boot repair

My HP laptop is not able to find a boot device at startup. I've looked at other threads to find a solution but non have been able to help so far. Some background info; I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Will not reboot even after using boot-repair

My system will not boot up in ubuntu after installation and running boot-repiar. the link given is: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10873929 No boot sequence is shown, just boots directly into windows 8.1 ...
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Ubuntu will not start after using boot-repair

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 on my computer. Both were running fine, but I couldn't access Ubuntu on startup. I installed and ran boot-repair and now on startup it asks if I want to ...
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errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home

I'm having a problem with booting into my Ubuntu computer. The screen stuck at boot with the message errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home. After that, I enter the command ...
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Boot-Repair cancel itself

Here is my boot info: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10844469 When trying to boot I get Grub Loading Stage 1.5 wait.. Error 22 My workstation has dual boot Vista (sic!) and Ubuntu at least 14 I booted ...
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No operating system found Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot

So my laptop is dual booted with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a 240GB SSD (aftermarket). It has worked fine for months. I never use the Windows partition unless I have to, and haven't used it for ...
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Linux, boot safe mode - repair broken packages not working?

Xubuntu 12.04 Application windows started to open only partly functional/broken? Some do not display fully, are not able to minimise, expand or close (missing these buttons) and are visually flat - ...
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boot repair in terminal

(glade2script:7962): Gtk-CRITICAL **: _gtk_style_cascade_get_for_screen: assertion 'GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed (glade2script:7962): Gtk-CRITICAL **: _gtk_style_provider_private_lookup: assertion ...
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After installing Ubuntu I can't boot Windows 8 anymore

I just bought a new laptop (a lenovo ideapad Z500) and it came installed with Windows 8. I wanted to have Ubuntu on it too, therefore I resized the Win8 partition from the control panel and installed ...
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Unable to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 with pre-installed Windows 8.1 (Sony Vaio S series Laptop)

I recently installed Ubuntu on dual-boot mode with pre-installed Windows 8.1. When I turn on my laptop, it boots straight to Windows without showing boot option or GRUB. However, I can boot to Ubuntu ...
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messed up my boot/efi, couldn't boot into anything, now boot repair is not working either

i "accidentally" messed up the boot/efi folder when i was trying to replace it with one i had copied earlier(stupid I know) When i rebooted the computer i could not boot into ubuntu 14.04 nor windows ...
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Windows 8.1 won't boot after Ubuntu install

http://paste.ubuntu.com/10728209/ Not sure what happened... I can see my Windows 8.1 partitions, but the PC will not boot Windows. I don't have a Windows CD. Any ideas?