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November 14th, 2015, 04:39 PM

I was doing a standard software update. /boot was full, I've tried to clean up and screw up. Now I can boot olny into memtest.

I've tried boot-repaid but it didn't help. It's report is here http://paste.ubuntu.com/13261434/

What can I do to fix it?

November 14th, 2015, 05:08 PM
According to Boot Repair the Grub configuration file grub.cfg has two entries for Memtest but no entries for Ubuntu. I guess that is because the Ubuntu partition (sda5) is encrypted. Not only is Boot Repair unable to access the encrypted partition but running update-grub would also be useless while the Ubuntu partition was still encrypted.

I can only guess at a solution. From the Ubuntu live session you can try decrypting the Ubuntu partition and then running

sudo update-grub
sudo grub-install /dev/sda

But for that to have any chance of success there will need to be at least one Linux kernel still left on the machine.