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 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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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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Windows 10 upgrade kills grub and boot-repair doesn't help

I've just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 on my partitioned laptop that has Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Grub no longer appeared on boot so I ran boot-repair from an Ubuntu liveUSB. This didn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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upgrade Windows 10

in this moment I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and boot works in this moment. How can I upgrade my Windows from 8.1 to 10 with out destroy my boot between linux and windows?
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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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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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Unable to boot Windows 8 after Ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu on a pc with Windows 8 preinstalled. After installation Grub showed Ubuntu entries and Windows 8 Boot Manager (or something similar), selecting it I got: /EndEntire file path ...
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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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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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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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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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Grub 2 menu isn't showing up after installing Ubuntu 15.04, Windows 8.1 is preinstalled

I did boot-repair, ordered boot order through efibootmgr even did grub repair from live cd. but nothing happened yet. suggest solutions
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Need help with reinstalling grub

so I installed windows 7 after installing ubuntu, and as you may already know I can't log back into ubuntu. I tried running boot-repair but it seems to be stuck on purging the kernels (I left it for ...
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Dual Boot Win8.1-Ubuntu 14.04 - Cannot load Win8.1 after reinstalling Ubuntu

As suggested by the title of the topic I'm having troubles with the dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.....forgive me if the post is gonna be a little long, but I guess it should be better to ...
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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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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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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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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 ...