I had a Linux Mint 17 on my PC. Then I installed Windows 10. I lost the Grub. While recovering it I've used the following steps:

  • Got my Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD [Because I've lost my Linux Mint 17 LiveCD]
  • Added the repository for boot-repair using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair.
  • Updated the repository using sudo apt-get update
  • Then, I typed the installation command sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair.

The problem I've got the following response:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package boot-repair

Any help I have to recover the Linux Mint as soon as possible

  • Most likely because yannbuntu/boot-repair doesn't support 12.04. – UniversallyUniqueID Jun 13 '16 at 14:07
  • Once you install Windows, it overwrites whatever other OS was there on the disk , so I would suggest you reinstall Mint if you really want to use that. You may also look into some data recovery tools, but i doubt they will help, as disk is overwritten. That's one point. Second point, you're on the site for Ubuntu , we don't fix Linux Mint here. – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Jun 13 '16 at 14:07
  • Thanks for the suggestion. I just wanted an answer for my issue because my future is based on it now. The point is I am on the edge I am just looking for answer. And as I believe Linux Mint is based on Debian like Ubuntu and saying Linux is saying Free like in Freedom. Sorry for the disturbance. – Haddag Juba Abdelkader Jun 13 '16 at 14:11
  • I suppose a grub-install /dev/sd× would fix it (× being the disk partition to which you installed Mint). – UniversallyUniqueID Jun 13 '16 at 14:14
  • @BharadwajRaju It is saying: Path `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting. – Haddag Juba Abdelkader Jun 13 '16 at 14:20

I've used Linux Mint 18 Beta and installed the boot-repair everything works fine.

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