Questions tagged [boot-repair]

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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Ubuntu 18.04 freezes in the splash screen

My friend has ubuntu 18.04 and it got frozen then he restarted the laptop but it stucks in the splash screen, this problem happened to him 2 days ago and when he reinstalled the grub it got fixed but ...
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Ubuntu Boot Stuck

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.4, login screen is not visible got stuck here with no idea about this. Screen of mine Could anyone help to start my laptop in usual login screen
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Problem with dual boot Win 10 | boot-repair unsuccessful

I have a dual boot Win 10 - Ubuntu 16.04 on my PC and wanted to run Ubuntu after more than a year without using it. Choosing Ubuntu in the GRUB worked, but the initialisation process got stuck in the ...
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grub menu (Ubuntu 18.04)— hd1 cannot get C/H/S values

Please accept my apologize, if I am repetitive in querying this, but I couldn't found exact match. I am newbie to Linux world and also here in this forum. I am using windows on my PC since ages, and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 aint booting

After I updated from 19.04 to 20.04, Ubuntu fails to load after boot, stalling on a default lenovo KERNEL screen on my Lenovo IdeaPad L340. It stops on that screen and nothing happens.
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Using boot repair tool after boot failure displays grub rescue

How do I know when boot repair tool is done ? Display now shows 'boot repair as superuser'. Clicked button for recommended repair. Can't tell if any thing is happening. No activity apparent. ...
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After updating grub2, my system will not find windows on another HD. Can someone help me figure out how to make the grub entry correctly?

I have looked at several forums, but I have had trouble figuring out the right steps to fix the issue. I updated grub and it will not see the os on my ssd. OS-prober does not return any values. I ...
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Error “mount: mount point /mnt/boot/efi does not exist” when trying to reinstall grub

I had to run fsck on the main partition and this led me to not have grub anymore. So I tried to reinstall it following the instructions here. The first solution got me the error "mount: mount point /...
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Ubuntu takes 1 min and 44 sec to boot

I have Ubuntu 20 LTS and I have slow boot. I counted it twice: one boot takes 1:22 and the second one took 1:44. I have big gaps in dmesg but I don't know what is the problem or how to solve the ...
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Repairing/Reinstalling Ubuntu 18.04.4

I have a 32-bit ubuntu 18.04.4 installed in my i386 laptop which is acting up. I want to repair/reinstall my OS but I can't find any 32-bit version of Ubuntu on their website. What can I do to repair/...
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Won't book after running sudo apt remove

I ran the following command trying to backtrack from an install guide which removed the following packages. sudo apt remove python3-dev libcairo2 libcairo-dev python3-cairo libgirepository-1.0-1 ...
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Dual Boot System, Slow Boot into Ubuntu 20.04

I have a dual boot system with a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04. Both OSes worked beautifully and booted up perfectly. I've been having issues with Clonezilla, long story don't ask, and pulled the ...
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Installed ubuntu 18.04.4 desktop from a USB; “Missing Operating System”

We have a HP Compaq 6000 pro which was purchased as a refurbished computer. We have been able to install Ubuntu and wipe off the old Windows 10, as desired. If we try to start the computer we get the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: error: “symbol not found: ‘grub_efi_secure_boot'”

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a laptop. It had been previously running 18.04 (mostly) fine. After installing, it just stayed stuck on the GRUB menu and any time I tried to select Ubuntu it would ...
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Dual boot ubuntu alongside Windows 10 in UEFI mode on HP notebook

My device is HP Laptop 15-dy0xxx. I installed Ubuntu 20.04LTS on a transcend 1TB Hard External harddrive alongside default Windows 10 (in UEFI mode by disabling secure boot in BIOS). After completion,...
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the instructions after recomended repair doesnt exist

I'm trying to install boot-repair on ubuntu. The step I followed were : install windows 10 after installing ubuntu on sda4 make sure that windows have been installed on it, by sudo fdisk -l boot ...
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boot repair succesfuly (dual boot install windows after install ubuntu). but when open on grub2 it says that windows boot manager on dev/sda1

I'm installing windows 10 after installing ubuntu. I'm installing windows on dev/sda4 partition NTFS I've been check for that. that Windows 10 has been successfully installed on it. after that, I'm ...
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Ununtu 19.10 not starting after setup

I upgraded ubuntu 19.04 to 19.10 and it started working few hours but later when i turned on my laptop lenovo B50 ubuntu isnt starting or it just, lagging and freezing as blackscreen. How can i fix it?...
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Ubuntu 18.4 system opens into grub rescue

Used boot-repair and no recommended repair box appeared. Boot info summary http://paste.unbuntu.com/pj2hdJFGT8 Using GNOME Disks utility, I have a 320 Samsung hd with one bad sector, and 3 partitions....
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Facing problems post upgrade from 19.04 to 20.04

I just upgraded my ubuntu from 19.04 to 19.10 a few days ago and ever since i have faced an issue with booting. When i boot up, the grub would default boot into the new kernel image(of 19.10) and ...
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My HP laptop does not boot to Ubuntu. Frozen at the HP logo. Is there a solution?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on my laptop. When i restarted my laptop one day, my screen was stuck at the HP Logo. I have tried Esc, Shift and all the function buttons but cannot access the BIOS ...
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Screen stuck at /dev/sda2

I was uninstalling the Ubuntu budgie desktop environment then I reboot the system. At that time system stuck and shows error like "failed to write entry ". failed to write entry After resolving ...
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Bad display resolution after a stuck-on-boot fix!

I have an HP Pavilion PV6 laptop, I have just installed UBUNTU 18.04 for my first experience with Linux. Things go smoothly, but after installing some apps and updates, the computer stuck at boot. I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.4 + Windows 10 dual boot no grub menu

My title is borrowed from this question which describes a situation very close to mine, including three steps which both the OP and I have taken without success. However I'm using the Ubuntu 18.04.4 ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu. Screen stuck at started GNOME manager

I recently tried to update to the latest LTS version However midway through the installation or so I think, the laptop kept getting rebooted with the above message. I have tried a lot of things to ...
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Can't dual boot Windows after installing Ubuntu

I tried installing Ubuntu from a LiveUSB. After the installation I can't boot to Windows nor Ubuntu (they are installed on different drives) unless I have the usb connected. If I don't I go to a GRUB ...
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Unable to boot Windows 10 despite running boot-repair in Ubuntu [closed]

I used boot repair's 'Recommended Repair' within ubuntu to fix the grub and boot issue of Windows 10 OS on an Alienware 15 R2, which fixed only the grub. Pastebin link generated by boot repair: http://...
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o Can not boot to Ubuntu after installation of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on Lenovo H520s slim PC; I followed recommended installation. On reboot, the machine never get to Ubuntu and just displays: Reboot and select proper boot device Or ...
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Ubuntu got stuck at the time of booting

Whenever I try to boot up my laptop which runs Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, it stops on a black screen with this error message: error: can't find command 'hwmatech'. error: invalid environment block. I ...
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Once I select ubuntu in grub menu, it starts ubuntu normally. But after sometimes it displays bunch of operations on black screen

I have been using ubuntu 18.04 for past three years now, dual boot with Windows 10. Till yesterday it was fine. Today once I closed my laptop and opened again there was a message "low disk space". ...
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Ubuntu is showing black screen after grub menu

I have installed ubuntu 18.04 in my pc and it suddenly stop while i was working. Now it is not booting after grub menu and i am only seeing black screen after boot grub. I have tried bootloader using ...
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Boot sends Ubuntu into emergency mode after Win10 install

I managed to install Windows 10 on my laptop that already ran Ubuntu by following these steps, but I have a problem at the last step to rebuild GRUB. I used boot-repair to try and fix the problem but ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 Reboot fails after uninstalling libcurl

I ran the following command to reinstall libcurl: sudo apt remove libcurl* sudo apt install libcurl4 libcurl4-gnutls-dev After I rebooted my system I ended up with the following screen: /...
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Does boot-repair damage windows?

I used a partion manager on Windows which told me to reinit GRUB. I was going to do this using boot-repair but I read that it might damage my Windows dual boot? Is it safe?
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Ubuntu Fails to boot [duplicate]

I was have some power fluctuation, this morning. after the whole senerio. I power my Ubuntu running on "HP 290 G1 MT Business PC" 8GB RAM 500HDD Intel Core i3, and found the following error on my ...
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Boot-repair stuck on “Unhide boot menu”. Grub for dual boot recover after motherboard replacement

Dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 Trying to recover grub after motherboard replacement. I used live-USB to try to recover grub with boot-repair. After it stuck on "Unhide boot menu" I stoped the ...
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Linux stopped working after I removed the battery from laptop?

I was using my laptop, a 2015 HP Spectre x360, when I thought I smelt a weird smelt of burnt. This worried me a little so right away I turned it off and later on I opened the inside of it, removed ...
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Boot Repair thinks it’s not in a live environment (19.10)

I added the universe and multiverse repos required to install boot-repair on a 19.10 live environment, but when I run it, it thinks it’s on a real Ubuntu installation rather than a live environment. ...
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Installing Windows after Ubuntu on a different disk, keeping GRUB bootloader

I've got Kubuntu on the SSD currently. I'd like to have a Win10 install on the HDD. I know Windows overrides the bootloader with its own. I know you can fix it by booting from a live USB and ...
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Kernel panic - unable to mount root fs on unknown block (0,0)

Here is boot-repair info: http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/FSdKqJdF8n/ I tried countless solutions during last 2 weeks but nothing helps :( May be, there is some hard-reset way to solve the problem? I ...
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Boot ubuntu from external hdd

I have installed Ubuntu on my external HDD. but my HDD not appear in menu boot. Please help me fix this problem. Tks
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Cannot boot to winwows10 after Ubuntu 19.10 install

I've tried to install grub and it works and showing grub menu. I've also tried boot repair, the windows 10 menu show up after I do boot repair. But it shows nothing and restart to grub menu. Another ...
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Change OS name in BIOS boot priority

I have Ubuntu and Windows installed. Ubuntu is not properly displayed in the BIOS boot priority order. Can anyone suggest how to fix this from the terminal or any other way other than BCDEdit (Windows)...
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Ubuntu 18.04 stuck on « started waiting until snapd is fully seeded », keyboard not responding

I started getting « No Space Left on Disk » errors , despite having plenty of disk space. I initially dealt with this by doing « export TMPDIR=/home/new_tmp_path, but this only fixed some things not ...
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Will reinstalling GRUB reinstall a boot-loader in my MBR?

I had 7 partitions for a dual boot Win7 / Ubuntu18.04: sda1: Microsoft stuff sda2: Microsoft stuff sda3: Microsoft stuff sda4: /boot sda5: / sda6: /home sda7: swap I deleted my windows and turned it ...
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Boot important files

this packages what i deleted Then my pc cannot boot ubuntu and give me this screen so i tried to install this package again but my PC cannot fetch some file i think this because cannot connect to ...
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No Bootable device error after trying to dual boot ubunto 18.04 LTS with windows 10

I installed ubuntu on drive D and my windows was on drive C...now after creating swap area, efi and ext4 in D my installation began...and was completed successfully but when the laptop restarted it ...
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What to do when package upgrade fails

This is long overdue. I haven't used my Ubuntu in a long time because of the errors. It failed during an update to a newer version. Many many years in fact, however I'd like to have it work again. I ...
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Stuck at Login Loop. Can't install GRUB loader

Recently I've deleted windows partition from my Lenovo Z50-70 laptop, which lead to crushing of GRUB loader. I tried to install boot-repair and fix the issue, however the resulting message now is ...
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Windows 10 not found by grub

I had Ubuntu 14? and used the live CD to install 18.04 over the top. I also have windows 10. Grub no longer sees windows (grub customizer at least). I have used boot-repair and this is the pastebin ...

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