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

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Is secure boot on or off? If on then setting may default to something else.
    Secure boot is OFF
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Quote Originally Posted by Geezanansa View Post
    @Jonathan Precise It may be firmware does not like being told what to do by efibootmgr!?
    Try installing rEFInd which is much more reliable.
    How to get; install and configure refind.conf for rEFInd - http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/index.html
    Looked it up, looks like still in BETA stage. See http://sourceforge.net/projects/refind/
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    I guess as boot-repair is not in Ubuntu at least not part of .iso it could be considered "BETA" also!?
    Did you spend any time reading rodsbook page on when and why to use rEFInd? I personally can not speak highly enough of both rEFInd and Mr Rod Smith.
    Can speak with utmost confidence if all you want to do is change boot order rEFInd is the way to go and gives many other advantages over using grub the boot manager. rEFInd still shows enties for grub boot manager and all ubuntu boot loaders (grub boot loaders) as well as any other usable bootloader when booting using U/EFI.
    Download the binary files and follow the instructions from rodsbooks rEFInd webpage. Following links on his page should have taken you to http://sourceforge.net/projects/refind/ which does not mention the Beta version. 0.7.4 is the latest stable release. If you do not want to install straight away you could download the cd or usb version and boot that to try and see what rEFInd can do for you. Better than a text only screen with more capabilities to when staying with grub the boot manager!

    Edit: rEFInd is new to sourceforge that is why it is marked as beta at sourceforge. Read rodsbooks webpage and it will explain it has been around for a while. Check out the ratings also at source forge. Has only ever received five star ratings.
    Last edited by Geezanansa; September 22nd, 2013 at 03:01 AM. Reason: beta explanation
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    I have not used rEFInd, but Rod also wrote gdisk which is now the replacement for fdisk when using gpt partitioned drives. His software all has a good reputation.

    It seems in the Linux world work arounds have to be created as vendors do not write the good software.
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Am sure rEFInd is the answer to at least both Johnathan Precise's and bitcrow's inconveniences or anybody else who wants more control over their U/EFI booting system.
    I would recommend trying rEFInd to view and try bootloaders BEFORE trying boot-repair to see what does and does not boot. Also suggest reading rEFInd authors page http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloa...ootrepair.html before running boot-repair as boot-repair appears to be using a carpet bombing method which may apply unnecessary "fixes" which does more harm than good. The point being always review the "advanced options" before applying "recommended repair" when running boot-repair.

    To get rEFInd installed follow advice at http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/ and be sure to take the opportunity to read up on all things U/EFI on those pages take take advantage of a very accurate and reliable source of information regarding the subject which is all brilliantly cross referenced and regularly updated.

    Once rEFInd is installed and working for you it is a simple task of editing the refind.conf file to boot the OS of your choosing as default. How to do this is again found on the rEFInd authors pages (http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/configfile.html) and this Ask Ubuntu answer http://askubuntu.com/a/329307 may be of help to get a grasp of what is happening and how to manage it.

    After all of which you can enjoy using your dual boot system the way you want to.
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Hello,

    I have added http://paste.ubuntu.com/6143817/ and 6143825

    I have a system which booted Windows XP on partition 0, and Windows 7 on partition 1. I then Installed Ubuntu 12 lts and (using gparted) instucted it to resize partition 0 (allowing for a swap partition), then reformat partition 0 and install on it. That process worked correctly, but my method must have been wrong as i can no longer boot into Windows 7.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    PS: I also get the following at every Ubuntu start up:
    the disk for /temp is not ready yet or not present.
    My options are continue to wait, Skip or Mount manually. I wait5 seconds and it boots to the logon screen. Is this a sympton or something completely different?

    Thanking you

    Mark

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

    Windows boots from the active partition which we see as the boot flag. Second installs of Windows place boot files in the first install. Your boot files for 7 were in the XP install. Also Windows only boot from primary partitions. Your Windows 7 is in a logical partition so you cannot directly repair it and boot.
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    hi all!

    I am trying to install ubuntu on some the laptop compaq cq58 with preinstalled freedos and some "hp documents".
    I would like to keep them on the laptop due to the warranty.

    It has some uefi stuff, but freedos is installed with legacy support.

    So, I proceed with normal ubuntu install, but after rebooting it does not see the new os.

    I tried Boot-repair with default settings, and here is the link: http://paste.ubuntu.com/6145854

    Please help with some advice!
    Thanks.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Geezanansa View Post
    Edit: rEFInd is new to sourceforge that is why it is marked as beta at sourceforge.
    Oh. Sorry about that! I thought it was because the program was in Beta stage.
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    @xealitz
    It looks like all your installs including Ubuntu are BIOS/CSM/Legacy, but you must have booted Boot-Repair in UEFI mode, so it tried fixing it in UEFI mode.
    BIOS is EFI-compatible, and is setup in EFI-mode for this live-session.
    You have a Windows boot loader in the MBR and need grub.
    Boot Boot-Repair in BIOS mode (purple screen, not grub menu) and have it install grub to MBR of sda.
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