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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    @sudodus
    I have not yet actually used UEFI. I was planning on a new build last summer and somehow did not do it. But I started reading up on UEFI and already was using gpt partitions with BIOS booting, so I somewhat understood the gpt part of the issues. Hope to build new system this summer.

    Hope you can help occasionally on UEFI issues. Right now it seems to be mostly Yann & I. Fortunately Boot-Repair automates a lot of the issues if a user installs correctly.
    But with UEFI and new choices with UEFI or BIOS booting and then installing, new partitioning with gpt, secure boot being different with each vendor, and the UltraBook issues of RAID & dual Optimus video makes the install process very complicated for a new user.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    I agree that it is more complicated to make dual boot systems in new computers. Anyway, hands on experience makes a difference, so although I'm still a noob, I'll try to help.

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5720345/

    I just bought an SSD (corsair neutron GTX 128GB) recently and I have been trying to install Lubuntu 12 for many days now. I want to keep the Win8 bootloader so I tried to install grub on the linux partition (/dev/sdc8) but haven't much luck. Grub install seem to fail during the Lubuntu installation process. If I boot from SystemRescue CD (boot into installed Linux) and do a "grub-install /dev/sdc8", grub will return the following message:

    /usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: warning: File system `ext2' doesn't support embedding.
    /usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: warning: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
    /usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: error: will not proceed with blocklists.


    if I do a "grub-install --force /dev/sdc8", the install went through but if i use "dd" to extract the first 512 bytes from the partition and put the file in the boot.ini of the windows partition, I would get a "grub>" prompt when that option is selected during the boot process.

    Can someone please tell me what the "place grub in all disks" option do? I don't want the mbr to be overwritten.

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Nevermind, did an update for grub2 and that fixed my problem

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    I tried boot-repair with zero success on my new Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7380. And after much (5 days worth) of fighting with it, I think it might work now. But I'm too tired to try it. The reason for my difficulties became apparent after I bought a Windows 7 license, and I'm not willing to put Windows 8 back on. My laptop came with two 500 gb sata hard drives. Only one of which was set up with GPT. The second drive was set up with MBR. Note: It doesn't matter which OS is on which drive. Grub just can't seem to handle the two together. I used gparted to kill GPT on the first drive and switched it to MBR. Switched off the UEFI and secure boot. Windows 7 and Xubuntu are in peaceful coexistence.

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    It is not grub, Ubuntu or Windows. UEFI writes data differently than BIOS for operating system to use. So for dual booting from a grub menu you have to have both systems as BIOS or both systems as UEFI. You can dual boot, but have to go into UEFI/BIOS and change boot mode to match install each time. Not easy dual booting.

    Ubuntu will boot from a gpt drive in either UEFI or BIOS. It installs in the mode you boot installer.
    Windows only boots UEFI from gpt drives or from gpt drives only boots with UEFI.
    If drive is MBR then with Windows you have to boot in BIOS mode. Your other drive with Ubuntu can be either gpt or MBR but also must boot in BIOS mode.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Although I am running Linux Mint 14, I have used Boot-Repair to install Mint on a Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop and all was well.

    The kernel has upgrades several times from 3.5.0-17 - 3.5.0-23, but on update to 3.5.0-27 grub is updated but the system just sits when booting. By selecting a previous version it boots fine. I have run Boot-Repair and it created a paste file at http://paste.ubuntu.com/5607483 , but when booting the hang problem persists.

    Can anyone see any reason for this?
    Last edited by modellerau; April 27th, 2013 at 08:48 AM.

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    @modellerau
    Cannot tell if booting with BIOS mode or UEFI. You have grub installed both ways.
    So when it does a kernel update, did it also update grub and not update correct?
    Or did it not include the video driver in the kernel. We have seen in some versions of Ubuntu where even if you have added headers to get video driver to install correctly you have to add them again.

    This was for Ubuntu so I do not know if it applies.
    To bring it fully up to date, instead of: 'nvidia-installer --update', use 'nvidia-installer -f --dkms'.
    The '-f' option implies the inclusion of: '--update', but will force a re-installation even if the currently installed version is the same as the 'latest' which it will download and install.
    The '--dkms' option, with driver versions 3.04.xx and later, will check that 'dkms' is installed and offer the option to register the driver with dkms, so the kernal module gets updated automatically when a new kernal is installed. and does not need to be manually re-installed.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Hello!

    I got told to come here and post this link: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5609037/

    I try to install a dual-boot with win8 and ubuntu 12.10

    First I tried to install win8 and then ubuntu, which failed, because ubuntu didnt recognise the ntfs partitions and just wiped the whole disk.

    Now I tried to install ubuntu first and then win8, which worked.

    But now I have to make the boot loader let me boot win8 and ubuntu.

    I read about boot-repair, but after using the simple fix mode, I got a grub error, which lead me to the recovery console, something about elf...

    anyway, the wiki page suggested I should post this link here before doing anything dumb with the advanced options.

    thank you!

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    @dab0uncer
    You show Windows boot entries at the bottom of the grub menu. Do they not work? Or is Windows still in hibernation and not coming out of it?

    WARNING for Windows 8 Dual-Booters
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1953674
    It defaults shutdown to a hybrid hibernation/off state for fast boot
    http://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-enab...p-in-windows-8
    But then files may be corrupted similar to Windows 7 Hibernation:
    http://ubuntu-with-wubi.blogspot.ca/...rid-sleep.html
    http://superuser.com/questions/14472...te-w-dual-boot
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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