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I know similar problems have cropped before, but nothing I've found so far has helped (in part because I can't make sense of most of it). So here we go:

Windows 10 started installing unprompted. I get Grub secure on restart with ls (HD0). (HD0,msdos1)... and so till 5 (all unrecognized systems). Tried Boot-Repair-Disk (recommended). Says it's fixed, but no luck, Still get the same thing.

The boot-info summary is below (taken out hex dump because of 30k character limit). Near the end it says "The default repair of the Boot-Repair utility will not act on the MBR. Additional repair will be performed: repair-filesystems". I don't dare do anything yet, by fear of making the situation worst.

BTW, the Ubuntu partition on that particular machine is not really used, so I have no qualms about sacrificing it.

Thanks for any help you can provide. Eric

Boot Info Script e7fc706 + Boot-Repair extra info [Boot-Info 23Nov2014]

============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

=> Grub2 (v2.00) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks for (,msdos6)/boot/grub. => Syslinux MBR (3.61-4.03) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system:       ntfs
Boot sector type:  Windows 8/2012: NTFS
Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: 
Boot files:        /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

File system:       ntfs
Boot sector type:  Windows 8/2012: NTFS
Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: 
Boot files:       

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

File system:       Extended Partition
Boot sector type:  -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

File system:       swap
Boot sector type:  -
Boot sector info:

sda4: __________________________________________________________________________

File system:       vfat
Boot sector type:  SYSLINUX 3.82 2009-06-09
Boot sector info:  Syslinux looks at sector 279936 of /dev/sda4 for its
                   second stage. No errors found in the Boot Parameter
                   Block.
Operating System: 
Boot files:        /syslinux.cfg /ldlinux.sys

sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system:       vfat
Boot sector type:  SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 ........>..sr>.......C..9...0...~.....~...f...M.f.f....f..0~....>E}.u......
Boot sector info:  Syslinux looks at sector 1354416 of /dev/sdb1 for its
                   second stage. SYSLINUX is installed in the  directory.
                   No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: 
Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /syslinux.cfg /casper/vmlinuz.efi
                   /EFI/BOOT/grubx64.efi /ldlinux.sys

============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sda1 * 2,048 972,755,725 972,753,678 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS /dev/sda2 972,756,992 973,676,543 919,552 27 Hidden NTFS (Recovery Environment) /dev/sda3 973,678,590 1,922,062,335 948,383,746 5 Extended /dev/sda5 1,913,710,592 1,922,062,335 8,351,744 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda4 1,922,062,336 1,953,517,567 31,455,232 1c Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 8053 MB, 8053063680 bytes 16 heads, 60 sectors/track, 16384 cylinders, total 15728640 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sdb1 * 56 15,728,639 15,728,584 b W95 FAT32

"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/sda1 5EFECDDAFECDAB1B ntfs Windows /dev/sda2 B4F013F6F013BD94 ntfs
/dev/sda4 12CE-6499 vfat RECOVERY /dev/sda5 9854bca1-bf17-4c08-b7df-5eefc91e5247 swap
/dev/sdb1 CCEE-8FEB vfat USB DISK /dev/sr0 iso9660 QSS_CD /dev/zram0 8d19b76c-b40e-4d0c-9cfd-1c3070750865 swap
/dev/zram1 b38154f1-0717-4687-8df2-3a45d39535d1 swap
/dev/zram2 520af6d4-2be1-4ba1-adc6-2db525aac2b5 swap
/dev/zram3 7df6497a-dd57-44c6-af4a-4c3e33c7db80 swap
/dev/zram4 600c36e0-e38d-4efa-ac39-714070979afe swap
/dev/zram5 61ead99b-f871-4628-a3ca-e3c5688eedcd swap
/dev/zram6 fff24e21-3bae-425b-b81b-e0c10f0c806a swap
/dev/zram7 622f0999-b2cd-4bb3-b2a8-82f577a606db swap

========================= "ls -l /dev/disk/by-id" output: ======================

total 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Apr 5 23:36 ata-WDC_WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0_WD-WCAW31274353 -> ../../sda lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 5 23:37 ata-WDC_WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0_WD-WCAW31274353-part1 -> ../../sda1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 5 23:37 ata-WDC_WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0_WD-WCAW31274353-part2 -> ../../sda2 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 5 19:34 ata-WDC_WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0_WD-WCAW31274353-part3 -> ../../sda3 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 5 19:34 ata-WDC_WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0_WD-WCAW31274353-part4 -> ../../sda4 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 5 19:34 ata-WDC_WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0_WD-WCAW31274353-part5 -> ../../sda5 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Apr 5 19:34 ata-hp_DVD-ROM_TS-H353B_5R7286SB2A8684 -> ../../sr0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Apr 5 23:36 usb-General_USB_Flash_Disk_0411020330002757-0:0 -> ../../sdb lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 5 19:34 usb-General_USB_Flash_Disk_0411020330002757-0:0-part1 -> ../../sdb1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Apr 5 23:36 wwn-0x50014ee2b0493026 -> ../../sda lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 5 23:37 wwn-0x50014ee2b0493026-part1 -> ../../sda1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 5 23:37 wwn-0x50014ee2b0493026-part2 -> ../../sda2 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 5 19:34 wwn-0x50014ee2b0493026-part3 -> ../../sda3 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 5 19:34 wwn-0x50014ee2b0493026-part4 -> ../../sda4 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 5 19:34 wwn-0x50014ee2b0493026-part5 -> ../../sda5

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime) /dev/sdb1 /cdrom vfat (ro,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro) /dev/sr0 /media/lubuntu/QSS_CD iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,uid=999,gid=999,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500,uhelper=udisks2)

============================== sda4/syslinux.cfg: ==============================


DEFAULT vesamenu.c32 PROMPT 0 NOESCAPE 1 ALLOWOPTIONS 0 MENU TITLE Systeme de restauration MENU BACKGROUND insertech.png timeout 600 MENU AUTOBOOT Démmarage sur le disque dur dans # secondes

color settings

MENU COLOR title 7;32;41 #40FF00 #00000000 MENU COLOR sel 7;32;41 #40FF00 #00000000 MENU COLOR hotsel 7;32;41 #00000000 #00000000 menu color pwdborder 30;47 #40FF00 #00000000 menu color pwdheader 31;47 #40FF00 #00000000 MENU HELPMSGROW 13

Menus

Restore image

LABEL restore MENU LABEL Restaurer votre systeme kernel /live-hd/vmlinuz append root=/dev/sda2 initrd=/live-hd/initrd.img bootfrom=/dev/hda boot=live union=aufs edd=on nolocales live-media-path=/live-hd ocs_prerun="mount -o ro /dev/sda2 /home/partimag" ocs_live_run="bash /home/partimag/oui.sh" ocs_live_keymap="NONE" ocs_live_batch="yes" ocs_lang="en_us.UTF-8" video=uvesafb:mode_option=800x600-32 toram=filesystem.squashfs noprompt TEXT HELP Vous permet de restaurer Windows a son etat d'origine ENDTEXT

LABEL memtest MENU LABEL Test memoire kernel memtest86 TEXT HELP Si la memoire contient une erreur, une ligne rouge apparaitera ENDTEXT

LABEL hdd MENU LABEL Test de disque dur KERNEL memdisk APPEND initrd=vivard.img TEXT HELP Permet de verifier si le disque contient des secteurs defectueux ENDTEXT

LABEL bootlocal menu label Demarrer sur le disque menu default localboot 1 kernel chain.c32 append hd0

MENU SEPARATOR

Create image

LABEL create MENU PASSWD atelier MENU LABEL Usage interne kernel /live-hd/vmlinuz

append root=/dev/sda2 initrd=/live-hd/initrd.img bootfrom=/dev/hda boot=live union=aufs edd=on nolocales live-media-path=/live-hd ocs_prerun="mount /dev/sda2 /home/partimag" ocs_live_run="ocs-sr -q2 -b -j2 -z3 -i 2000 -rm-win-swap-hib -p poweroff saveparts backup sda1" ocs_live_keymap="NONE" ocs_live_batch="yes" ocs_lang="en_us.UTF-8" video=uvesafb:mode_option=800x600-32 toram=filesystem.squashfs noprompt

============== sda4: Version of COM32(R) files used by Syslinux: ===============

chain.c32 : COM32R module (v3.xx) vesamenu.c32 : COM32R module (v3.xx)

=========================== sdb1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================


if loadfont /boot/grub/font.pf2 ; then set gfxmode=auto insmod efi_gop insmod efi_uga insmod gfxterm terminal_output gfxterm fi

set menu_color_normal=white/black set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray

menuentry "Boot-Repair-Disk session" { set gfxpayload=keep linux /casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash -- initrd /casper/initrd.lz

}

============================== sdb1/syslinux.cfg: ==============================


default menu.c32 prompt 0 menu title UNetbootin timeout 100

label unetbootindefault menu label Default kernel /ubnkern append initrd=/ubninit file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --

label ubnentry0 menu label ^Help kernel /ubnkern append initrd=/ubninit

label ubnentry1 menu label ^64bit session kernel /casper/vmlinuz.efi append initrd=/casper/initrd.lz file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --

label ubnentry2 menu label ^64bit session (failsafe) kernel /casper/vmlinuz.efi append initrd=/casper/initrd.lz file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper noapic noapm nodma nomce nolapic nomodeset nosmp vga=normal --

label ubnentry3 menu label Boot-Repair-Disk session kernel /casper/vmlinuz.efi append initrd=/casper/initrd.lz file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --


============== sdb1: Version of COM32(R) files used by Syslinux: ===============

menu.c32 : COM32R module (v4.xx)

=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

cat: write error: Broken pipe File descriptor 9 (/proc/11191/mounts) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 17422: bash File descriptor 63 (pipe:[43703]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 17422: bash No volume groups found

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : =================== log of boot-repair 2016-04-05__23h36 =================== boot-repair version : 4ppa14 boot-sav version : 4ppa14 glade2script version : 3.2.2~ppa47~saucy boot-sav-extra version : 4ppa14 File descriptor 9 (/proc/11191/mounts) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 12722: /bin/sh No volume groups found boot-repair is executed in live-session (Boot-Repair-Disk 64bit 29nov2014, trusty, Ubuntu, x86_64) ls: cannot access /home/usr/.config: No such file or directory CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit initrd=/casper/initrd.lz file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash -- BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi

=================== os-prober: /dev/sda1:Windows 7 (loader):Windows:chain

=================== blkid: /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs" /dev/sda1: LABEL="Windows" UUID="5EFECDDAFECDAB1B" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda2: UUID="B4F013F6F013BD94" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda4: LABEL="RECOVERY" UUID="12CE-6499" TYPE="vfat" /dev/sda5: UUID="9854bca1-bf17-4c08-b7df-5eefc91e5247" TYPE="swap" /dev/sr0: LABEL="QSS_CD" TYPE="iso9660" /dev/sdb1: LABEL="USB DISK" UUID="CCEE-8FEB" TYPE="vfat" /dev/zram0: UUID="8d19b76c-b40e-4d0c-9cfd-1c3070750865" TYPE="swap" /dev/zram1: UUID="b38154f1-0717-4687-8df2-3a45d39535d1" TYPE="swap" /dev/zram2: UUID="520af6d4-2be1-4ba1-adc6-2db525aac2b5" TYPE="swap" /dev/zram3: UUID="7df6497a-dd57-44c6-af4a-4c3e33c7db80" TYPE="swap" /dev/zram4: UUID="600c36e0-e38d-4efa-ac39-714070979afe" TYPE="swap" /dev/zram5: UUID="61ead99b-f871-4628-a3ca-e3c5688eedcd" TYPE="swap" /dev/zram6: UUID="fff24e21-3bae-425b-b81b-e0c10f0c806a" TYPE="swap" /dev/zram7: UUID="622f0999-b2cd-4bb3-b2a8-82f577a606db" TYPE="swap"

1 disks with OS, 1 OS : 0 Linux, 0 MacOS, 1 Windows, 0 unknown type OS.

Warning: extended partition does not start at a cylinder boundary. DOS and Linux will interpret the contents differently. =================== UEFI/Legacy mode: This live-session is not in EFI-mode. SecureBoot maybe enabled.

=================== PARTITIONS & DISKS: sda1 : sda, not-sepboot, no-grubenv nogrub, no-docgrub, no-update-grub, 32, no-boot, is-os, not--efi--part, part-has-no-fstab, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, haswinload, no-recov-nor-hid, bootmgr, is-winboot, nopakmgr, nogrubinstall, no---usr, part-has-no-fstab, not-sep-usr, standard, farbios, /mnt/boot-sav/sda1. sda2 : sda, not-sepboot, no-grubenv nogrub, no-docgrub, no-update-grub, 32, no-boot, no-os, not--efi--part, part-has-no-fstab, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, no-winload, recovery-or-hidden, no-bmgr, notwinboot, nopakmgr, nogrubinstall, no---usr, part-has-no-fstab, not-sep-usr, standard, farbios, /mnt/boot-sav/sda2. sda4 : sda, not-sepboot, no-grubenv nogrub, no-docgrub, no-update-grub, 32, no-boot, no-os, not--efi--part, part-has-no-fstab, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, no-winload, recovery-or-hidden, no-bmgr, notwinboot, nopakmgr, nogrubinstall, no---usr, part-has-no-fstab, not-sep-usr, standard, farbios, /mnt/boot-sav/sda4.

sda : not-GPT, BIOSboot-not-needed, has-no-EFIpart, liveusb, has-os, 2048 sectors * 512 bytes

=================== parted -l:

Model: ATA WDC WD1002FAEX-0 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 498GB 498GB primary ntfs boot 2 498GB 499GB 471MB primary ntfs diag 3 499GB 984GB 486GB extended 5 980GB 984GB 4276MB logical linux-swap(v1) 4 984GB 1000GB 16.1GB primary fat32 hidden, lba

Model: General USB Flash Disk (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 8053MB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 28.7kB 8053MB 8053MB primary fat32 boot

                                                                        Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sr0

has been opened read-only. Error: /dev/sr0: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram0: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram1: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram2: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram3: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram4: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram5: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram6: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram7: unrecognised disk label

=================== parted -lm:

BYT; /dev/sda:1000GB:scsi:512:512:msdos:ATA WDC WD1002FAEX-0; 1:1049kB:498GB:498GB:ntfs::boot; 2:498GB:499GB:471MB:ntfs::diag; 3:499GB:984GB:486GB:::; 5:980GB:984GB:4276MB:linux-swap(v1)::; 4:984GB:1000GB:16.1GB:fat32::hidden, lba;

BYT; /dev/sdb:8053MB:scsi:512:512:msdos:General USB Flash Disk; 1:28.7kB:8053MB:8053MB:fat32::boot;

                                                                        Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sr0

has been opened read-only. Error: /dev/sr0: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram0: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram1: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram2: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram3: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram4: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram5: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram6: unrecognised disk label

                                                                        Error: /dev/zram7: unrecognised disk label

=================== mount: /cow on / type overlayfs (rw) proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755) devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620) tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755) /dev/sdb1 on /cdrom type vfat (ro,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro) /dev/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime) none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw) none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw) none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw) none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw) tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev) none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880) none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev) none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755) none on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw) systemd on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,none,name=systemd) gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/999/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=lubuntu) /dev/sr0 on /media/lubuntu/QSS_CD type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,uid=999,gid=999,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500,uhelper=udisks2) /dev/sda1 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda1 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096) /dev/sda2 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda2 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096) /dev/sda4 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda4 type vfat (rw)

=================== ls: /sys/block/sda (filtered): alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 sda5 size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent /sys/block/sdb (filtered): alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sdb1 size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent /sys/block/sr0 (filtered): alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent /dev (filtered): autofs block bsg btrfs-control bus cdrom char console core cpu cpu_dma_latency cuse disk dri ecryptfs fb0 fd full fuse hidraw0 hidraw1 hidraw2 hpet input kmsg kvm log mapper mcelog mem net network_latency network_throughput null port ppp psaux ptmx pts random rfkill rtc rtc0 sda sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 sda5 sdb sdb1 sg0 sg1 sg2 shm snapshot snd sr0 stderr stdin stdout uhid uinput urandom usb vga_arbiter vhci vhost-net zero ls /dev/mapper: control

=================== df -Th:

Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /cow overlayfs 2.0G 36M 1.9G 2% / udev devtmpfs 2.0G 12K 2.0G 1% /dev tmpfs tmpfs 394M 1.3M 393M 1% /run /dev/sdb1 vfat 7.5G 647M 6.9G 9% /cdrom /dev/loop0 squashfs 549M 549M 0 100% /rofs none tmpfs 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs tmpfs 2.0G 620K 2.0G 1% /tmp none tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock none tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /run/shm none tmpfs 100M 16K 100M 1% /run/user /dev/sr0 iso9660 7.2M 7.2M 0 100% /media/lubuntu/QSS_CD /dev/sda1 fuseblk 464G 427G 38G 92% /mnt/boot-sav/sda1 /dev/sda2 fuseblk 449M 333M 117M 75% /mnt/boot-sav/sda2 /dev/sda4 vfat 15G 6.8G 8.3G 45% /mnt/boot-sav/sda4

=================== fdisk -l:

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x6563cd9f

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 972755725 486376839 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 972756992 973676543 459776 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE /dev/sda3 973678590 1922062335 474191873 5 Extended /dev/sda4 1922062336 1953517567 15727616 1c Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA) /dev/sda5 1913710592 1922062335 4175872 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 8053 MB, 8053063680 bytes 16 heads, 60 sectors/track, 16384 cylinders, total 15728640 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 56 15728639 7864292 b W95 FAT32

No OS or WinEFI system No OS or WinEFI system

=================== Recommended repair The default repair of the Boot-Repair utility will not act on the MBR. Additional repair will be performed: repair-filesystems

Force Unmount all blkid partitions (for fsck) except / /boot /cdrom /dev /etc /home /opt /pas /proc /rofs /sys /tmp /usr /var

ntfsfix /dev/sda1 Refusing to operate on read-write mounted device /dev/sda1.

ntfsfix /dev/sda2 Refusing to operate on read-write mounted device /dev/sda2.

fsck -fyM /dev/sda4 fsck from util-linux 2.20.1

  • You post the link that Boot-Repair gives. That also preserves formatting so it is readable. Delete above info and post link. But your issue is the Windows bug that has existed for years. Windows updates since maybe before Windows 7, rewrite partition table & leave out logical Linux partitions. Use parted rescue or testdisk. askubuntu.com/questions/654386/… Parted rescue seems easier than testdisk askubuntu.com/questions/665445/… – oldfred Apr 6 '16 at 13:53

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