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

    @mtambo
    You should also have screen for UEFI somewhere or perhaps under the Harddrive setting. Most either have a sub menu under hard drive or have another UEFI/BIOS screen with more boot options. Your f12 Ubuntu entry says it is the UEFI entry but that probably is just a one time setting, you have to change it in UEFI/BIOS.
    Every vendor is different so it is hard to say where the entries are.

    @ esteinholtz
    I do not know LVM. But LVM is very particular and any damage to one area can corrupt the entire LVM. I do not think initially Boot-Repair can tell a mount of a /mapper is RAID or LVM so it thinks RAID then checks for RAID drivers. If no RAID drivers then it knows it is LVM.
    Advantages/Disadvantages LVM Post #9
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1586328
    lvm info older:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=141900
    http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/index.html
    http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/benefitsoflvmsmall.html
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    @oldfred,
    thanks for your help. i'm trying to get in contact with acer, because they offer two kinds of different bioses.
    im currently on 1.09 maybe the 2.09 would be the right one.

    mtambo


    Code:
    BIOS - UEFI for Windows 8 (Not for Upgrades)     2.09     6.8 MB     2013/01/07
    BIOS     Acer     BIOS     1.09     7.2 MB     2012/12/11

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

    Hi,

    I have had an issue booting my pc.
    I have ubuntu 12.10 installed and windows 7.


    error: no such device: 28fe0bc3-e959-4384-ae72-7a079b985bf6
    is the message i get when booting.

    I have run Boot-repair and the pastebin link of the boot-repair is here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5571959/

    Could I please get assistance with this.

    Thank you very much for your time and effort.

    Regards,
    Ross

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

    @rosswin

    That is your Linux partition. Did you install the 32 bit version?

    We have seen with some systems that grub gets lost with large / partitions and files over 100GB point on drive. Some just make smaller / (root) partitions or create a /boot partition near the start of the drive. If small /, you then can use the rest of the space for /home or just an ext4 data partition.

    You also seem to have some DRM software in Windows.

    FlexNet detected. Please backup your data before this operation. Do you want to continue? yes
    In that case it would be much better to have Windows & its boot loader on one drive and Ubuntu & grub on the other drive. You can still have grub on sda and leave the Windows boot loader on sdb if you want.

    If you want to try to resize to a smaller / just to test, use gparted from liveCD and just shrink sdb5. About 50% of those I have suggest that to, have worked.
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    @oldfred

    Thank you very much for your help, worked perfectly first time.

    I would like to place windows and ubuntu on seperate drives. I tried this before but found it quite a mission as the other drive is used for media and backups and is quite large.
    What would be the best way to go about doing this?

    Sorry what is DRM software?

    Thank you again,
    Ross

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    Hi,

    I am hoping someone is able to assist with my issue. I have been running Ubuntu 12.04 Server for a while and recently performed some file updates. Didn't encounter any issues before the updates either..

    The problem is that after updates and reboot the PC hangs at verify DMI pool stage (not even getting to grub)... The OS sits on a seperate hard drive to my RAID drives and I am not even dual booting Ubuntu and Windows..

    I have run Boot-Repair to see if that would fix the issue but problem still exists and PC hangs at verify DMI pool..

    Followed instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair but only selected default options as i did not have the advanced options enabled to select them.

    I have pasted my boot repair output: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5572206/

    There are some worrying indicators from reading the boot-info but i thought i may require some expert assistance to digest what it is actually telling me and possibly finding out where to start in terms of fixing this problem..

    I am hoping it is not a hardware failure.. If you require further information I am more than happy to provide..

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

    @rosswin
    DRM - Digital Rights Management. Flexnet is one of the larger vendors but some virus checkers and other vendor software do the same thing. You purchased some proprietary software.

    We have always considered the area after the MBR as space for more boot code. With grub2 it became larger than old grub legacy and then grub2's core.img which is in several sectors after the MBR stepped on flexnet which was in sector 32 in many installs. First partition used to start at sector 63 was there was unused room. Now they start at sector 2048 for compatibility with new 4K drives & SSDs.

    So best to keep Ubuntu on another drive if possible. Grub did modify its code to work around many of the issues but not all. So most Windows 7 systems boot even with DRM, but a few may still have issues.

    If you understand partitioning then you can use manual install or Something Else and create / (root) and swap on another drive. With manual install you can also create separate /home if desired.


    Install to external drive. Also any second drive.
    Installer version has not changed much so still a good guide except I do not recommend the separate /boot for most systems. Older systems may need it. And some with very large / (root) partitions. BIOS/MBR not for UEFI
    http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/07/23...2-hard-drives/



    @honkas
    I do not know RAID, but it looks like you sde is just a boot drive and the extended partition and swap now end after the end of the drive. Note sector numbers.
    Best just to use fixparts and let it fix it for you.
    To convert a partition from primary to logical, at least one free (unallocated) sector must exist between the partition and the one that precedes it.
    Fixparts - Repair broken partition tables (not overlapping issues) & delete Stray gpt data from MBR drives
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1705325
    http://www.rodsbooks.com/fixparts/
    First backup partition table, use your drive for sdX or sda, sdb etc.
    sudo sfdisk -d /dev/sdX > parts.txt


    Not sure if that is only issue or not.
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    Laptop does not boot past BIOS (dual boot Windows 8/Ubuntu 12.10 on Dell Inspiron)

    Hi,

    My computer is an Inspiron 15 Notebook (Inspiron 3521) 64-bit with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 installed in dual boot. Until today, everything was working fine. Since today, I can't boot anymore on any of the partitions, as no bootable media or operating system seems to be found by the BIOS. I could however boot on a Ubuntu 12.10 live usb, from which I tried the following (sequentially) using boot-repair:
    1. Reinstall GRUB
    2. Reinstall GRUB with purge GRUB before reinstalling
    3. Restore MBR
    4. Reinstall GRUB again.

    None of these fixed the problem. The last report from boot-repair is here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5577282/ .

    In addition, I do not have a Windows 8 recovery disk and getting one seems difficult.

    Do you have any clue of what I could do to restore the boot?

    Thank you in advance,

    Sebastien

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

    @ sebastien_vigneau
    You cannot have two efi partitions. System can only boot from one efi partition. Only the efi partition in gpt can have the "boot" flag. Take boot flag off of sda5. Not sure if then you have other issues.
    Code:
     Partition    Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors System
    /dev/sda1           2,048     1,026,047     1,024,000 EFI System partition
    /dev/sda2       1,026,048     1,107,967        81,920 -
    /dev/sda3       1,107,968     1,370,111       262,144 Microsoft Reserved Partition (Windows)
    /dev/sda4       1,370,112     2,394,111     1,024,000 Windows Recovery Environment (Windows)
    /dev/sda5       2,394,112   309,594,111   307,200,000 EFI System partition
    In GPT fdisk, ESPs have a type code of EF00. In libparted-based tools, you mark the ESP as such by setting its "boot flag." Note that the libparted "boot flag" means something entirely different under MBR, and you should not set the "boot flag" on any OS partition under GPT!
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Hi there,
    I have a SONY VAIO, i installed Ubuntu 12,10 with the secure/EFI CDrom image, and had no issues double booting with Windows8 for a significant time.
    After a windows problem, i lost the boot menu > PC goes to windows only
    I can boot on Ubuntu if i use a Grub2 disk (and for sure after deactivating EFI in the bios menu)

    * My BIOS menu does not propose more than UEFI or LEGACY boot, and there is not menu appearing during the startup proposing me a choice of boot options between different systems

    I have downloaded the latest boot repair, ran it... no effect visible
    the collected info is puzzling : looks like I have 2 EFI partitions, both with some 'ubuntu'....
    Here is the collected data : http://paste.ubuntu.com/5579026/

    Could you tell me if i should rerun boot-repair with specific options to get this fixed, or do something else, help apreciated
    Thank you
    Last edited by Eric06; March 4th, 2013 at 10:38 AM.

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