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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My dual-boot Ubuntu/Windos boots right into Windows

I'm running a dual-boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. After reinstalling both OSs several times my System boots right into Windows. Some information I gathered: If I have a bootable USB ...
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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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Recovering my Ubuntu 14.04 computer

I have an old Dell Dual Core Laptop that has only Ubuntu 14.04 OS installed. My kids was playing around with it couple days ago and for some reason, the laptop not booting. When I turned on the ...
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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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Preinstalled Windows 8 Not showing up on Grub 2, Ubuntu 12.10

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1522276/ Hi There, I've scoured everywhere & I'm still all very confused. Since I'm a total noob, I don't really want to touch too many files... I have an Acer M5 with ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 GUI does not start on boot, hangs on purple loading screen with Ubuntu logo and five dots

It started like this: I wanted to install Adobe Reader (.bin file) via Terminal. After I created a folder for installation files and started the whole process I suddenly realized that I don't even ...
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boot-repair fails (UEFI and pre-installed Windows 8)

I have bought a new laptop, Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101, with pre-installed Windows 8, after one day of figuring out how to install Ubuntu in UEFI I finally managed to do it (which wasn´t easy, as ...
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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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Boot-Repair Broken Windows Boot

I have a HP laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. I recently added a second hard drive and installed Ubuntu on it, but GRUB wouldn't display its usual GUI, just a command prompt, and I couldn't access ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 / XP - resized partitions, XP starts to load but fails to boot

On a Compaq Mini 100 I had Ubuntu 12.04 and Xp dual booting just fine. There was an NTFS partition between the Windows partition and the Ubuntu partition. I shrank the XP partition and enlarged the ...
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Windows not booting in dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7

I have dual Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my PC. I installed Ubuntu after Windows, and I have issues with GRUB. After installing Ubuntu, there was no boot loader in the start up, with an ...
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Grub EFI entries and Boot-Repair

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell laptop with OEM Windows 8 on it. At first, my Grub menu didn't show at all, so I changed the /etc/default/grub file commenting the line GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0. After ...
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Dual boot problems after routine upgrade (all the usual solutions tried and failed)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7. GRUB dual boot worked perfectly until I ran apt-get update. Since the update it does not. GRUB defaults to the mem test When I run customize-grub, the first ...
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Which commands to convert a Ubuntu BIOS install to EFI/UEFI without boot-repair on single boot hardware?

Accidental BIOS mode install I have Intel 64-bit hardware with UEFI setup utility. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS was installed as the only operating system on the only drive attached. Accidentally Ubuntu was ...
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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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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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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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How to fix “operating system not found” after spilling water over the computer and using boot-repair?

I have a Sony VAIO that originally had Windows 7 installed on it but I decided to format and install 12.04. After spilling water on it, I didn't turn it off right away and a minute later the screen ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation results in only a slash at the top left corner of a blank screen

I'm trying to install ubuntu 13.04 as the only operating system on my box. It's an Intel motherboard with on-board RAID, 16 gigs of RAM. It's on UEFI boot. I had been using Ubuntu 12.04 exclusively, ...
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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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How do I make my BIOS boot on shimx64.efi file?

After I did a boot-repair, http://paste.ubuntu.com/5627076/, I get this message: Please do not forget to make your BIOS boot on sda2/EFI/ubuntu/shimx64.efi file! I can go to the BIOS but there ...
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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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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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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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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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No Grub Menu at Boot - Ubuntu 12.04

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. It already had Windows 8 preinstalled. When the install completed, and the system rebooted, I was surprised to see it boot straight into Ubuntu. I was ...
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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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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 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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no boot device found error

I have both Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop. Dual boot used to work fine, but recently I have been getting this weird error no boot device found. I tried boot repair using USB live Ubuntu, but it ...
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How to add the entry for Windows 8 to grub [duplicate]

Thanks for your time. I have ubuntu 12.04, and reinstalled windows 8 for a few exclusive programs that work with products I have bought. I reinstalled grub-efi on my UEFI system. Everything works ...
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Problems when trying to install boot-repair

I'm tryng to install boot-repair because of some reasons but it doesn't work. I tried to run the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair sudo sed 's/trusty/saucy/g' -i ...
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Operating system not found - tried everything

As the title says, I get the freakin' "Operating system not found" when I try to boot up my netbook. A little bit of history Back in 2012 my netbook prompted the message for the first time. I just ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 install error: ubi-partman failed with exit code 141 [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my preinstalled windows 7 Sony vaio s series laptop following instructions here: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/05/17/how-to-dual-boot-ubuntu-12-04-and-windows-7/ ...
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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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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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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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How do I get my HP laptop to boot into grub from my new efi file?

I have an HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 laptop that I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot with the original windows 8. I used boot-repair to get set up to boot into grub. My issue is that I have not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS installed wont boot

Ive just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS, pc dont want to boot, tell me cannot boot install a proper boot device and blablabla . I did make sure everything was fine in my bios I dont have windows installed. ...
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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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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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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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How to install Boot-Repair?

I cannot get Boot-Repair to be installed. I opened the terminal and followed the steps on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair, but it didn't work. Can someone help me install it and get it ...
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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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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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GRUB Bootloader Suddenly Lags by 2 Minutes - Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 Dual-Boot

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium system. Here are the basic hardware facts for my build: 1) Processor: AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 4 2) 64-bit OS; ...
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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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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 ...