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Thread: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in one click

  1. #1171
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    Windows 7 not coming back in dual boot - 13.04

    Hi,

    I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on this Toshiba Satellite Laptop, and this is the first time I had an issue with a dual-boot install.

    Windows won't boot. When I select SDA2, I get a message about missing software, I hit 'boot normal' the windows splash screen comes up, the four little MS emblem lights converge, then I do a soft reboot, and go back to the grub menu.

    I tried boot-repair, but it didn't fix it; didn't seem to change anything either. see the URL below
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5753425/

    what could be the problem?

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

    The normal boot partition is sda1 as a 100MB boot/repair. Your system does not seem to be configured with the separate 100MB boot/repair partition.
    How did you resize Windows? Best to use Windows disk tools and then reboot, as it has to run chkdsk after any partition size change. You may need to run chkdsk on your sda2 partition. You cannot run chkdsk from Linux but have to use a Windows repairCD.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    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 installed an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my windows 7 Lenovo T-430 machine and it will not boot into windows. The code I got is http://paste.ubuntu.com/5759828/

    Thanks

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

    @Stratfan
    BootInfo scripts are not mounting sda1, your NTFS partition. Linux will not mount NTFS partitions that need chkdsk or are hibernated to prevent damage that chkdsk may not then be able to fix.

    From a Windows repairCD run chkdsk on sda1.

    Then from Ubuntu see if it can mount your NTFS partition and if it can, run this from Ubuntu terminal to add Windows to your grub menu.
    sudo update-grub
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Thanks @oldfred I can't mount sda1. It shows up as an unknown partition. It is an encrypted disk which might be the problem... can I still run chkdsk on it?

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

    I know nothing about encryption other than it will not mount since the purpose of encryption is to prevent others from getting to the data.
    Most encryption systems are unique to either Windows or Ubuntu. There may be some that will work with both but I do not know.
    You may not even need chkdsk if it is encrypted as that will not show with Ubuntu. Gparted does not show Linux encrypted partitions either.
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Thanks @oldfred. From what I've learned, you can set up a dual boot system with encryption but it needs to be planned and implemented from scratch. From a security point, its probably not a good idea to encrypt both OS's.

    For anyone out there who tried to install ubuntu on an encrypted disk, here is how I backed out of it and restored the encrypted Windows 7 OS:

    1. Download boot-repair-disk-64bit.iso (from http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/) and create a USB boot using unetbootin. I initially used this iso to attempt repair of the MBR but because the Windows partition was encrypted, it can't be modified.

    2. Boot Repair Disk also includes a utility called OS-uninstaller that will quickly remove your ubuntu installation.

    3. OS-uninstaller will ask "Which OS you would like to uninstall?" The unbuntu OS should be the only thing presented as the encrypted disk is unrecognizable.

    4. Select the unbuntu/variant OS and click OK. Do not try any Advanced settings... the defaults worked for me.

    5. That's it! Reboot and Windows 7 should return back to life.

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

    This is perhaps a nitpicky problem. I'm installing ubuntu 13.04 on a new HP laptop along side Windows 8. Using boot-repair, I have gotten grub to come up and ubuntu to boot, though only with secure boot disabled. Grub displays a long list of boot options besides ubuntu, though only "Windows Boot UEFI loader" seems to work. Specifically the "Windows 8 loader" doesn't work. When I turn secure boot on, nothing boots at all.

    So I can get both ubuntu and windows to boot, but I would like to get everything squared away on my new machine. Is there a way to use secure boot, or shouldn't I care? Is it going to be a problem for me down the road not being able to use the other windows boot options?

    Here's my boot info: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5766606/

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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

    You have the signed version of grub & kernels, so Ubuntu should boot with secure boot on. And Boot-Repair has renamed files so from the grub menu you should be able to boot Windows.

    grub2's os-prober creates wrong style (BIOS) chain boot entry
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...2/+bug/1024383
    type of entry from Boot-Repair that should work.
    menuentry "Windows UEFI bkpbootmgfw.efi" {
    menuentry "Windows Boot UEFI loader" {
    Type of entry that does not work:
    'Windows ...) (on /dev/sdXY)'

    See link in my signature for more info. Including cleaning up grub menu. Your HP has a lot of efi files in the efi partition and Boot-Repair has added options to boot all of them. You may not need all of them.
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    I have problem with detecting Windows Vista in purple grub and blue grub (Ubuntu and Kubuntu). When i ran update-grub and update-grub2 i see that Vista is being found but when i reboot and have to select system to boot, there is no sign of Vista on detected systems.

    I wroted two topics about this problem:

    on linuxquestions.org:

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ta-4175465328/

    and here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2152494

    But i haven't recived any replies here, only on linuxquestons. Can you check what is wrong? I have installed ubuntu on my 2 laptops (Acer E531 and AOD 270) and have Vista on them, it is being detected but these laptops have only one disk with few partitions, while my desktop have 6 or 7 disk with more than one partition.

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