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 install the Boot-Repair tool in an Ubuntu live disc?

When the bootloader (GRUB) is broken, I cannot access neither Ubuntu nor Windows. I heard that an easy solution to fix this is to use the Boot-Repair tool from an Ubuntu liveCD (or liveUSB). What ...
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Error: no such device grub rescue

Summary: I keep getting the error: no such device grub rescue, after installing 12.04 (erasing an old 12.04 installation beforehand, but using the old /home mount, from a different HDD) I have two ...
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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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“A Disk Read Error” while starting Windows after Ubuntu upgrade + Boot Repair

I just upgraded to 12.10. After installing the files and rebooting I had come across following problem: error file not found grub rescue> _ This problem was easily solved by repairing the boot ...
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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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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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Boot-repair PPA 404

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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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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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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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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Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition

I posted this question explaining what happened after I tried to create a new swap partition on a Win/Ubuntu dual-boot machine. I have since created a live-boot USB and installed Boot-Repair. I had it ...
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Multiple Windows options in Grub Menu

My system has 2 OS: Win 7 x64 and Ubuntu 12.10. I'm getting 2 Windows boot options: "on dev/sda1" and "on dev/sda2". What does this mean? What implications does this have for my continued Windows ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - Windows 8 Dual Boot (Tried boot-repair) - Dual OS option not showing

As title says, this is my first time trying ubuntu. I have been trying since last week with continuous googling and searching, but still no luck. I had Win8 x64 installed before, then tried ...
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grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sda1

I'm trying to add windows 7 for my new 12.10 grub bootloader. None of the things worked out; such as .. copying bootx64.efi methods, I'm getting this output: grub-probe --target=fs_uuid ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu after installing Ubuntu 12.04 (with Windows 7 on another partition)

I just installed Ubuntu on my desktop which had Windows 7 installed on it. When I restart the machine after completing the installation, It directly loads windows, I don't see the grub menu. I tried ...
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Boot Repair doesn't work after Windows 8.1 Update

(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Repairing grub 2 with Ubuntu live cd

I installed Windows 7 on a separate hard drive and I have Debian on another hard drive. After installing Windows 7 my grub doesn't appear so I used an Ubuntu Live CD to use boot-repair to fix my grub2 ...
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“hd0 out of disk” / “hd0 write error” (still boots)

I was doing a series of upgrades of my desktop which had 10.04, aiming for 12.04. Somewhere in the middle, GRUB began displaying "error: hd0 out of disk / press any key to continue", but the boot ...
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error: no device connected

I did a fresh install of 12.04 by usb and it went fine, worked on it for several days, but one day the browser crashed and i reset the machine, after that I get this error when i boot; error: no ...
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How to fix boot error for install on a RAID 5 configuration

I'm trying to install ubuntu onto a 6TB virtual disk (3 3TB drives in a RAID 5 configuration). I thought I had it all ready to go. But it doesn't boot. So, then I tried boot-repair, which claimed ...
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Can I re-install my OS without affecting my previous data?

I have a Dell server on which I have installed Ubuntu Server Edition. I had it running with two arrays (one RAID 1, the other a RAID 5). My system has gone bad due to me not using a power backup ...
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Partition Table Error. I have the “fdisk -l” info

I have my computer with both W7 and Ubuntu for quite a while now. I had made the Partitions with Easeus Partition Manager and no problem there. I've grown fond of Ubuntu and wanted to allocate it ...
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Recovering Grub after installing windows 8.1

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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How to deal with Corrupted bin/sh?

I messed up my bin/sh file, overwriting it with a database file in Virtualmin. After I restarted, Ubuntu Server won't start properly anymore. The error I face is: init:Failed to spawn plymouth ...
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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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Boot Problem : Missing Operating System

A sudden power cut caused my ubuntu not booting any more with the error 'Missing operating system'. No GRUB menu appeared at all. I tried using boot-repair to solve this problem, but that didn't ...
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Unable to install boot-repair

I am trying to install Windows 7 on Ubuntu. I created NTFS partition for Windows 7 but I deleted a 5GB partition so I got a error message when I reboot Ubuntu. grub rescue error To solve this ...
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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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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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Problem with Boot-Repair on dual boot with preinstalled win8

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. All I want to do is create a dual boot. What to do? Here are my ...
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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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MBR Lost after shrinking Active Partition

I've got a serious issue with MBR. Initially got Windows 7 Up on my machine. I shrinked the active partition to create space for installing ubuntu. I formatted the new available space. Now i simply ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 System crashes right after login - Boot-Repair log included

Wow, my system crashes hard - right after login! I've heard about quite some crashed with Ubuntu 12.04. ... any suggestions on how to proceed? Here is the link to the logfile of Boot-Repair - which ...
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How can I fix my NTFS partition after shrinking in Windows?

In attempting to shrink my NTFS drive to a smaller size, so I can dual boot my currnet Windows 7 with a brand new Ubuntu 12.10 (didn't want to use Wubi), I've somehow managed to stuff up the drive and ...
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In trying to repair grub, I get an “Uncompression Error System Halted” notice

I had Ubuntu 12 .04 then installed windows. As usual, it wiped out my Ubuntu 12.04 grub. So I tried using a live CD to repair grub. However, the CD never really load and after eternity it gives me an ...
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How to restore GRUB after restoring MBR with boot-repair?

I've a problem after upgrading to 12.10, which is when I choose Windows option from boot options, I got "A disk read error occurred" error. I followed this tutorial to restore MBR, but the problem ...
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I have a misspelling in a repository source file, and it's lousing up my ability to download

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04, and because of rebooting issues, I was downloading boot-repair using the live CD. I've been able to get into 11.04, but now I can't do any more ...
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Can't see grub after running boot repair. Please Help!

I've a machine with Windows 8 and I've just upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. After this I couldn't see the grub while booting. So, I ran boot repair, but still it didn't work. ...
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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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ubuntu boot repairs?

I'm unable to repair Ubuntu 12.04 boot with Boot Repairs Manager as it ask's for internet connection ! How do I use Boot Repairs Manager without internet conncetion?
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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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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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Can't boot Ubuntu from hard disk, only from USB

I followed the instructions on: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) But now I can only boot from the USB drive and it asks me if I want to reinstall Ubuntu ...