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

    kathrync's case helped me to improve Boot-Repair.
    Boot-Repair should now handle several EFI partitions, and add "Windows UEFI loader" as well as "Windows UEFI recovery" entries when available.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by YannBuntu View Post
    kathrync's case helped me to improve Boot-Repair.
    Boot-Repair should now handle several EFI partitions, and add "Windows UEFI loader" as well as "Windows UEFI recovery" entries when available.
    Excellent, I'm glad my struggles will make it easier for other people to solve the same problem Thanks for your excellent piece of software, and for the support you provide along with it!

    K

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

    Hello! I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 with Windows 7 32 -bit ( I think) that won't boot to Windows, but will boot to Ubuntu.

    I booted with Boot-Repair and get this message:

    [ 0.323730] Initramfs unpacking failed: junk in compressed archive
    [1.167511] Kernel panic - not syncing; VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(254,4).
    The cursor sits there blinking.

    I don't know what that message means.

    Any help appreciated in getting this to work!

    Thanks!

    Leaning

    P.S. Forgot to add that that was Boot-Repair using the 32-bit non failsafe option. Trying the failsafe option now.

    P.P.S: failsafe option is sitting there with "debian login: ". I hit Enter and it says "Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 debian tty1". Alot of stuff I have no idea how to work with. !!!!!
    Last edited by leaning; October 30th, 2012 at 01:32 PM. Reason: add some stuff

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

    Welcome to the forums.

    If the initial load files are corrupted, I would suspect a bad download. I might try again and verify MD5SUM download. Also burn CD as slowest speed possible or use USB flash drive if system will boot from USB flash drive.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromCD
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
    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!

    In addition to Oldfred suggestions, I would recommend you download an Ubuntu-Secure ISO instead of the Boot-Repair-Disk ISO.
    Reason: Boot-Repair-Disk is based on Debian-Stable which contains quite old drivers and may not work on recent computers.

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

    I appreciate your help!
    1. I am downloading the Ubuntu Secure Remix ISO.
    2. I had a USB thumb drive plugged in when I first booted. I guess when Boot-Repair did its startup thing, it saw the thumb drive. When I removed it and rebooted, Boot-Repair started like it should without those errors I mentioned in my first post.
    3. After it started up and scanned, I clicked for it to do recommended repairs.
    4. It keeps asking me to connect to the internet, but I don't think the wireless is running yet when you first boot up. (?)
    5. It said it did its repairs. It created a log but when I plugged in the thumb drive to save it to it, it couldn't see the thumb drive as a directory. So I closed it.
    6. Since it says everything was fixed, I rebooted. It went to an all black screen, paused for a few minutes, then restarted itself to a black screen. It keeps doing that.
    HTH
    Leaning

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

    Quote Originally Posted by leaning View Post
    4. It keeps asking me to connect to the internet, but I don't think the wireless is running yet when you first boot up. (?)
    you need to setup your Wifi network

    Quote Originally Posted by leaning View Post
    It created a log but when I plugged in the thumb drive to save it to it, it couldn't see the thumb drive as a directory. So I closed it.
    without this log i can't help.

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

    My Ubuntu-only setup behaved brilliantly for years until the last update of Oneiric Ocelot when it failed to reboot... have since tried a number of "this-will-works" including but not limited to Boot Repair. However Boot Repair does have the advantage of producing a log (http://paste.ubuntu.com/1320010/ ) though not a repair... telling me... "Please close all your package managers (Software Center, Update Manager, Synaptic, ...). Then try again"

    As I am running from a live Oneiric Ocelot CD that seems a bit difficult. I read http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1925332 hoping for some tips but as I'm neither dual boot or past support figured I'd try here.

    Reading through the log I found the error message "can't have a partition outside the disk" (which is pretty obvious but might be the legacy of following the advice in http://debian-hacks.blogspot.com.au/...scue-grub.html when using fsck)

    Any obvious approaches to repairing the boot?

    BTW.. if the machine is started w/o the Live CD it will open "GNU Grub (1.99-12ubuntu5)" and if "Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-31-generic" is selected will head to the Black Screen (is this Ubuntu's BSD?) and display "target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init", "No init found. try passing init=bootarg" .... before "initramfs)_" ... While I agree THAT message 'looks' helpful... it is the "repair the PC boot in 1 click" that really appeals!

    Cheers

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Takahe View Post
    However Boot Repair does have the advantage of producing a log (http://paste.ubuntu.com/1320010/ ) though not a repair... telling me... "Please close all your package managers (Software Center, Update Manager, Synaptic, ...). Then try again"
    - seems like there is a problem in the /etc/apt/sources.list file located in sda1, please tell me its contents
    - please also delete the menu.lst file located in the /boot/grub/ folder of sda1

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

    Quote Originally Posted by YannBuntu View Post
    - seems like there is a problem in the /etc/apt/sources.list file located in sda1, please tell me its contents
    - please also delete the menu.lst file located in the /boot/grub/ folder of sda1
    Thanks for the pointers... it took me a while but
    1. there certainly is a problem with /etc/apt/sources.list... it exists in name only (size = 0)... root@ubuntu:~# dir /mnt/etc/
    dir: cannot access /mnt/etc/: Not a directory
    2. Managed to delete menu.lst okay

    I'm guessing a reinstall...

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