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

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/6933496/

    Getting this message when running boot repair:
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    buggy-kernel detected. Do you want to activate [Backup and rename Windows EFI files]? (if any choice fails, please retry with the other)
    Ran the repair twice (clicking YES on prompt) but message keeps coming up everytime I run boot repair. I have an error message after post but before Ubuntu loads on my screen but it flashes by on a black screen too quick to tell what it is. This may be because I had 14.04 Alpha installed on my PC along side of 12.04 (which I still have) but I wioped the 14.04 partitions

    EDIT: I noticed in the boot repair report it lists these two files in EFI:/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi
    /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootx64.efi
    Is this normal? I have never had Windows on this PC (I built it myself)
    However I did recently update the UEFI. Before my UEFI booted to Ubuntu (thast is what the UEFI had as first boot named in Boot menu). Now with the update it says it is booting to Windows even though there is no Windows partition and Ubuntu is what actually boots up


    2nd Edit: Ran Boot Repair again and went into advanced settings, set checkmark on Backup and rename Windows EFI files. Now BIOS is identifying the UEFI as Ubuntu correctly. I still don't understand why Microsoft files are in EFI partition (http://paste.ubuntu.com/6937599/) and why it says shim64 when Ubuntu is the only OS on the PC. I see other people have had this problem and it was caused by UEFI placing MS files in EFI
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in one click

    @SuperFreak
    Do you have to have the rename to work? Or can you boot Ubuntu entry from UEFI menu.
    Some vendors modify UEFI to look for and only allow Windows to boot.
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p only boots Windows or Redhat.
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTIyOTg
    http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/20187.html?thread=774619


    Vendors violated UEFI specs - PDF - http://hwe.ubuntu.com/docs/ubuntu-bi...quirements.pdf
    Firmware should not enforce any boot policy other than the mechanism specified in Section 3 of the
    UEFI 2.3.1 specification [UEFI 2.3.1]. Specifically, firmware should not modify boot behaviour de-
    pending on the Description field of the EFI_LOAD_OPTION descriptor.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in one click

    My computer now boots from the Ubuntu entry thanks to Boot Repair.
    Is there any reason that these files : /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi
    /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootx64.efi
    are there (I assume /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ is on my EFI partition)? This computer has never had Windows loaded on to it so I don't understand why my system uses a shim in boot ( /EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi /EFI/ubuntu/shimx64.efi )

    I will be installing 14.04 in a clean install in April perhaps reformatting the disc including EFI will get rid of the issue
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in one click

    I thought they were left over from a Windows install.
    Perhaps the rename function in Boot-Repair created them as it copies grub/shim into Microsoft folder and renames to the Windows file name. Always assumed it existed, but perhaps if not there Boot-Repair creates the folder & files?
    I might back them up, and delete Windows efi folder just to confirm your system boots without them. If you need them then you could restore them.
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in one click

    Just a quick question- I have downloaded the iso and using it on usb stick. Do I need to be connected to internet while using the boot-repair?
    I had a problem with installation - http://askubuntu.com/questions/42119...tect-windows-7
    Also I tried to install my modem but it seemed permission denied. Do I need to get into super user, cause my manual of the modem says so?
    If so what is the su password?

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

    Most of what Boot-Repair does needs Internet as it wants to be able to download updates & software from repository and upload BootInfo report for us to review.
    If just reinstalling boot loader to MBR that will work.

    Just use sudo, we do not recommend a separate superuser or root account like other distributions.
    Forum rules on root vs. sudo
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1486138
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RootSudo
    http://xkcd.com/149/
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WikiGuide

    Best to start a separate thread on Internet driver. Usually wired Ethernet works, but wireless may need download of special driver. If you know model, you can search forum as there are many threads on that issue.
    Users that know the Ethernet driver issues want this info, but I do not know much as both my systems just work.
    lspci > ~/abs-network.txt
    lsusb >> ~/abs-network.txt
    ifconfig >> ~/abs-network.txt
    iwconfig >> ~/abs-network.txt
    Attach (via the paperclip in advanced edit menu) the abs-network.txt file which will be in your home folder. If necessary copy to flash drive & upload with working computer.
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in one click

    Thanks, was able to do that with sudo -i
    Repairing done successfully but now cant see windows. Boot option shows ubuntu and 2 other options(ubuntu in other modes). No option for Windows.
    Ubuntu working fine now.
    The pasebin url is http://paste.ubuntu.com/6944328/

    Duriing repair the program asked me twice to enter command in terminal

    sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda3" dpkg --configure -a
    sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda3" apt-get install -fy
    sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda3" apt-get purge -y --force-yes grub*-common shim-signed linux-signed*
    Those command were first. The second time it asked to enter 1 command in terminal which I don't remember.
    So how do I get into windows now?

    Another thing, when I tried to install the modem driver the same was I installed in boot-repair, it said
    -bash: ./install: Permission denied
    Dont know what to do about that. I enterd the password correctly I am sure.

    Now the first thing to do in Ubuntu is update I guess?? Any pointers in this direction would be helpful too.

    Sorry if I seem like an idiot, my first time with linux. Trying to google as much as I can but the answers are not always specific.
    Last edited by hms2; February 16th, 2014 at 07:24 PM.

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

    I'm a Windows XP user planning to migrate my HP workstation to Linux before support expires. Problem is, my workstation has stopped booting Windows now.

    Symptom: When I try to boot, the display shows “Non-System disk or disk error; replace and strike any key when ready”. The boot list in the BIOS shows no hard disks, even though I've got XP on the first partition of the first hard disk.

    I ran Linux from live-USB on my workstation. It correctly shows my two hard disks, so the BIOS must be recognizing them. I then ran Boot-repair. See http://paste.ubuntu.com/6944659/. It said it successfully fixed the MBR on the first hard disk. This should have made everything fine. But when I removed the USB and tried booting Windows, the above symptom remained unchanged.

    I'm stumped how to get XP to boot. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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

    You are showing Windows boot files in sda1 & sda2. It should actually add both
    Try this from terminal
    sudo update-grub

    If not you may have resized Windows and it needs chkdsk. You can only run chkdsk from Windows repair tools not Boot-Repair. Or did you leave hibernation on in Windows which often causes issues.

    It should give you a pop-up when updates are available.
    If you want to run from command line. # is comment, do not copy or type. up arrow is previous command in terminal
    sudo apt-get autoclean # only removes files that cannot be downloaded anymore (obsolete)
    sudo apt-get clean
    #refresh
    sudo apt-get update #resync package index
    sudo apt-get upgrade #newest versions of all packages, update must be run first
    #would upgrade you to the latest kernel in the repositories
    #dist-upgrade is also able to remove existing packages if required
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    # fix Broken packages -f
    sudo apt-get -f install
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in one click

    Thanks so much for your quick response! Yes, I do have a Windows system in sda2 also, but it's very back level, and I don't care about it. The Windows in sda1 is the one I really need to work.

    I'm puzzled about your suggestion to do "sudo ulpdate-grub". I don't (yet) have Linux installed on my machine; I'm just running Linux from Live-USB. So I assume I don't have grub on either of my hard disks. It's just a Windows machine.

    Is there a way I can run something like CHKDSK from my Linux LiveUSB?

    And no, I haven't been using hibernation.

    I must admit I'm new to Linux. Today is the first day I've every used it. So I'm afraid I don't understand the rest of your comment, beginning with "It should give you a pop-up ..."

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