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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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How to get back missing grub2 menu after boot-repair

I have a dual boot system in UEFI mode with Windows 7(x64) on sda3 and Ubuntu 18 on sda5 in ext4 filesystem. Earlier Ubuntu was booting with grub2 but now grub menu is not there. It is just blank. ...
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Cannot boot to GRUB screen after installing Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu, even after using boot repair

I had Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed. Then I dual booted it with Windows 7. After using boot repair from live USB, it showed boot successfully repaired But I still I can't see the GRUB screen and it ...
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HP Omen 15 unstable after Ubuntu 18.04 install

I've installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS succesfully from USB, but Ubuntu freezes after decryption password (however; the same happens when installing Ubuntu without encryption, with and without LVM as well)....
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Partition / became Read Only. System boot only in text mode. Access to / denied

Access to boot partition denied, partition is read only. In fstab the line for the partition is missing. Naturally Fstab opens only in read-only. SOS!!!
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Unable to run Ubuntu 18.10

I have installed Ubuntu 18.10 in a external USB disk (64GB), but when I try to boot from Ubuntu, nothing happened. My computer is an Asus ZenBook with a Windows 10 operating system. I tried to disable ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 - Boots immediately into Windows and not showing GRUB menu

I'm back to Ubuntu finally! This time again, the problem was immediate booting into Windows 10 without showing the GRUB menu. The installation was successful, and after that I logged into Ubuntu by ...
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Grub not showing Windows 7 after updating Ubuntu 14.04

I dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (Windows being installed first) and a couple days ago I jumped onto Ubuntu to check for updates, and after it updated I found that the Windows 7 option had ...
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--PLEASE HELP BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH — Tried so many things [duplicate]

I went on Advanced opttions for ubuntu> recovery mode> fsck> it says "/dev/sda1 is mounted. e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting." Can anybody show me greater detail ???? It would be such a great help. ...
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I ran out of space on /boot - but have two /boot; How can I merge the empty one with the full one to have more space?

I ran out of space on /boot - but have two /boot; How can I merge the empty one with the full one to have more space? And then how do I properly run grub and reboot to boot from the newly combined ...
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Can't boot into WIndows after an attempt to install Ubuntu 18.04

I've been reading previous posts on similar issues but nothing seems to be working for me. I tried installing Ubuntu in dual boot (I normally had Windows 10 Pro). I deactivated secure boot, created ...
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Kernel panic after upgrade to 18.04, boot-repair via usbflash failed

My boot directory seems to be full. I can't find a manual how to delete old kernels via usbflash. I don't know how to get to the hard drive boot folder when operating in usbflash. And I am afraid to ...
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my computer is behaving strangely when I boot

When I turn on my laptop, I get two colored blinking lines at the top of the screen. they sometimes go away when ubuntu starts to boot. sometimes they come back. The screen also changes colors in a ...
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Solving “devault boot device missing” after crash

My Lenovo Yoga Laptop with Xubuntu installed suddenly got weird glitches with the window messages, for example the window to restart the computer had no text or readable Buttons. I simply shut down by ...
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Restore boot-loader after resize dev/sda1 using gparted

I've been searching on google and stackoverflow for a solution without result. Explanation: I had to install Windows alongside Ubuntu 16.04. I freed up some space from my dev/sda1 (my Ubuntu was ...
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Boot options not shown after BIOS setup update driver installation

My laptop has two operating systems. One is Windows 10 and the other is Ubuntu. I installed BIOS setup driver on windows as I was asked to, by one of the customer care executives in the process of ...
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grub boots from another /boot partition, encrypted partition

I installed both Ubuntu and Debian, and Debian doesn't show in grub. Apparently it doesn't recognize the boot partition. The encrypted partition of Debian (which is where the OS is installed) is ...
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Can't switch back to windows?

When I turned on my PC today I selected windows from the boot menu but it was stuck on the windows loading icon so I turned off my PC. Now when I turn on the PC again the screen is black and says "...
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Ubuntu 16.04 boot corrupted-attached file boot-repair

I corrupted my boot, possibly deleted some file in boot directory. Or maybe formatted the boot directory while trying to format different partition. I was able to use boot-repair tool which went ...
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Ubuntu fails to install everytime while installing the grub can anyome shed some light?

I had a dual booot with Windows 10 and elementary, I also have a SSD in which windows 10 was installed and elementary was installed on a HDD. When I tried to install the new elementary distribution by ...
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grub: unknown file system when change partitions in Windows

I have strange problem from last days. In past I create my Ubuntu deleting drive G: in Windows 10 (450 GB). Create Ubuntu partitions on 150 GB, so i have 300 GB free unused space. Today I need some ...
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Deleted 18.04 server. How to reinstall 18.04 server without loosing existing files?

Please excuse the way I've gotten into this situation. After upgrade from 16.04 LTS server to 18.04 LTS server I was removing 16.04 programs php7.2 depended on. One of those was SSL-something. Since I ...
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Installed Ubuntu 18.04 on Dell XPS15; “No bootable device found”

I have a Dell XPS15 9570 laptop that came with Windows 10 preinstalled. I decided to remove Windows 10 completely and install Ubuntu 18.04. I burnt the .iso on my USB drive. I had to change BIOS ...
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Laptop booting to GRUB shell

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, dual booting with Windows, with GRUB as the boot manager. Earlier today, I booted into Windows and shrunk the Windows partition. After attempting to reboot ...
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18.04 - Boot Repair fails to repair grub

yesterday the laptop shutdown and i was unable to boot it, getting a 'failed to read sector ...' error and it boots into grub terminal. after doing some research i found that i can be fixed with boot-...
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Why installing Windows 7 is not overwriting GRUB?

I previously had Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 installed in a dual boot, but grub was not showing Windows 10 no matter what I did. I only had access to Ubuntu, so I plugged a Ubuntu live USB and used ...
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How to recover broken Ubuntu 18.04 LTS install having been dd'd over by iso9660?

I have a Dell laptop with a 120GB SSD hard disk. It has Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed on a single partition on the main drive. Whilst trying to make a USB boot disk from the command line, I accidentally ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 won't boot after new install on 480GB SSD in IdeaCentre Q180

my situation: the regular SATA HDD with Ubuntu 16 in my IdeaCentre Q180 worked fine until lately. Diagnosis: hard disk failure. I decided to get a new SSD to replace the broken HDD. Install with the ...
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Boot-Repair failed. Need help plz

pastebin: http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/d5VwhsBvwY/ I bought a new SSD planning to run only kubuntu for my laptop. I was having both kubuntu and Windows 10 sitting in one drive. Booting in legacy mode ...
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How do I force BIOS to boot to shimx64.efi file when you turn OFF the computer? No dual boot needed

This will look like a duplicate but I assure you it's not. Unless I simply haven't found the solution yet from the correct post. When boot-repair says, "Please do not forget to make your BIOS boot on ...
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How to reinstall GRUB2 in Ubuntu 18.04 without live USB

I know this may sound like a duplicate question. I have already tried some of the solutions but no benefit, the only thing I have done successfully is messed up GRUB2 more. I tried to install Breeze ...
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Can't boot into Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I've tried installing Ubuntu in UEFI mode on my PC using USB which already has windows 10 in it, but the problem is: I'm unable to boot into my Windows 10. Moreover Ubuntu has not installed... I've ...
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Booting problem - local-block gave up (NVME on Dell XPS 15 2017)

I had a spill over the keyboard of a Dell XPS 15 (9560; 2017 model) yesterday. The laptop had some issues booting due to critical temperature. After solving this issue and getting the laptop back ...
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Grub bootloader not showing up and no Ubuntu boot option in BIOS after installation (boot-info from boot-repair tool attached)

https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/5JNQJsFTBR/ The above URL is taken from my boot-repair tool's report. I'm new to Linux. I have a laptop computer with 2 hard drive. One is a 1TB ordinary hard disk drive ...
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Taking a long time to boot ubuntu 18.04LTS

My laptop (i7 7500U@2.70GHz 16RAM) is taking a long time to boot using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS abhi@abhi-HP-ProBook-450-G4:/etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d$ journalctl(only i have shown errors) Sep 07 22:16:50 ...
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computer is not operational

I recently tried to upgrade my computer from 15.10. However, my live cd states I do not have enough drive space. After attempting several times to upgrade I have lost the ability to use my computer. ...
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not able to boot into windows tried boot repairer but no luck

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 on a HP ay503tx laptop. I'm not able to boot into Windows, tried boot repairer but no luck. While installing Ubuntu in my Windows laptop I got some efi partition error in ...
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Problems with grub and Boot Repair shows errors

I have problems with grub, and if I use Boot Repair it shows these errors: Gtk-warning **: 12:02:08:863:theme parsing error: gtk-main.css:73:38:Failed to import: Error opening the file /usr/share/...
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How to make ubuntu show on boot menu options

I have installed ubuntu 18.04 in my pc which came pre-installed with windows 10. I am now in "try ubuntu without install" and the detail of my partitions is as below: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted -l ...
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Boot problem UUID: boot-repair failed

After my last Ubuntu update I removed all the older kernels to free up some space on my /boot partition. Unfortunately Ubuntu does not boot anymore: ALERT UUID=.... does not exist. Dropping down ...
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Boot problem in Ubuntu Server 18.04

I understand that this title is very common among the questions, but my problem is complicated. After upgrading to Ubuntu Server 18.04 I rebooted the server after 2 months. Ubuntu didn't see disk (...
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Replacing Endless OS with Ubuntu 16 fails

I bought an Acer laptop A315-51-30QJ with Endless OS. I give it a try but didn't like it. I decided to change it for Ubuntu 16.04.5. I think I ve choosen disable secure boot for installing Third party....
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Can not change external Ubuntu to UEFI

I have Ubuntu installed in an external device (GPT) in Legacy mode. I could run this Ubuntu in my old Windows 7 laptop. Now I have changed to a Windows 10 laptop in UEFI mode and I can't run ubuntu ...
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How can I change the status of the “in use” live cd into read/write during a live Ubuntu session

My PC wont boot after a failed ubuntu install. I have a live ubuntu 18.04.1 CD that I am currently using. However for whatever reason, it will NOT write iso images to DVD or even fully install ...
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Invalid partition table after removing Windows with OS-Uninstaller

I had a dual boot Ubuntu/Windows 8, and I wanted to remove Windows for good. I backed up both my Ubuntu and Windows data. I decided to use OS-Uninstaller, so I booted a Ubuntu 18.04.1 live-USB and ...
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Dead SSD? Dual-boot Win 8 and Ubuntu 18.04

I have (or should I say I had) installed on my Toshiba Satellite U920T Windows 8 and Ubuntu 18.04. I'm experiencing some boot problems. On starting my laptop I get a boot error: "Insert system disk ...
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Ubuntu Partition being shown unallocated, and after running Boot Repair tool GRUB disappeared

Yesterday, I extended the C drive in Windows. Due to some restrictions, I had to move some partitions to the right side (using third party software) so that I can merge the C drive with the immediate ...
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ubuntu18/win10 dual boot: Windows Boot Manager (dev/sda1) no longer shows on Grub

I had ubuntu18/win10 working perfectly (so all the win10 tweaking were done) but when I tried to add a third boot (ubuntu16) via grub-install from a so called easy swap hdd bay, I got nothing about a ...
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How to copy files from broken system onto flash drive?

My installation broke, so I am booting up from a startup disk and copying over my files. This works for most files but for some it's saying that I don't have permission to open it, let alone copy it. ...
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No partitions when installing Ubuntu

I am trying to create a dual boot for Ubuntu, with Windows 10 already installed. In the install Ubuntu installation type I get: If I click Install now for /dev/sda I get: So I tried looking at ...
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Can't boot Windows 10 after boot-repair Ubuntu 18.04

I'm new to using Ubuntu and was doing fine until Friday morning, when I suddenly couldn't boot Ubuntu (after running an update) without enabling SECURE MODE in my BIOS/UEFI settings. So far so good, I ...