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    Boot-repair wont install in 14.04?

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

    Tried yesterday, the ppa adds in , but nothing to install.

    Can someone try it?

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    Re: Boot-repair wont install in 14.04?

    I had to change in the synaptic settings repos/ other software go edit and change from
    Trusty to Saucy and then reload, it should then show up as normal in synaptic so you can install as per normal

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    Re: Boot-repair wont install in 14.04?

    There is no Trusty version yet:

    boot_repair.jpg

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    Re: Boot-repair wont install in 14.04?

    I totally lost my ability to boot windows with my Ubuntu 14.04 install today. I have work I must get done in the Windows sie of my computer. I tried everything I could try to make the disk repair work, and then went searching and found this. I could not get the ropo information added to try to run the utility to fix things. Could you please give me some additional guidance? This needs to be run in the Live cd, correct? Thank you.

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    Re: Boot-repair wont install in 14.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by donmyers View Post
    I totally lost my ability to boot windows with my Ubuntu 14.04 install today. I have work I must get done in the Windows sie of my computer. I tried everything I could try to make the disk repair work, and then went searching and found this. I could not get the ropo information added to try to run the utility to fix things. Could you please give me some additional guidance? This needs to be run in the Live cd, correct? Thank you.
    try this: http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk/

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    Re: Boot-repair wont install in 14.04?

    You can use the following commands to install boot-repair in Ubuntu 14-04 :-
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
    sudo sh -c "sed -i 's/trusty/saucy/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yannubuntu-boot-repair-trusty.list"
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair

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    Re: Boot-repair wont install in 14.04?

    Thanks, but this line will run it.

    sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair

    just do this line,

    sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair

    I ended up using xkill, because I did not want boot-repair to do anything.

    Also doing that so it uses saucy, what happens when trusty repo gets going? Is there a downside?

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    Re: Boot-repair wont install in 14.04?

    The downside is it may have conflicting dependencies, if there is no dependency you can just install the .deb instead of trying to use a repo for a different release.
    Also don't use -y in your apt-get install command. You don't know what dependencies it will bring and whether it may cause problems, you exactly want the package manager to prompt you instead of going by 'best guess'!

    One reason why I don't make zeroth day releases my working system. ppas often take time to set up.

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    Re: Boot-repair wont install in 14.04?

    Most people will fix Grub from the live CD hence it doesn't matter. But I find it very poor that they still have not updated to trusty.- Also Grub is somehow poor as I've had the very same error with 12.04, but this might be of it's complexity.

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    Re: Boot-repair wont install in 14.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCyber View Post
    Most people will fix Grub from the live CD hence it doesn't matter. But I find it very poor that they still have not updated to trusty.- Also Grub is somehow poor as I've had the very same error with 12.04, but this might be of it's complexity.
    You do know that 'they' is one person and that boot-repair is only available from a PPA.

    If you think that someone not having time for it is very poor then I am sure that they will be happy to receive your help.
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