Page 99 of 235 FirstFirst ... 4989979899100101109149199 ... LastLast
Results 981 to 990 of 2344

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

  1. #981
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Beans
    2

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

    Hello,

    I have a problem after installing Windows 8 on my hdd. After running boot-repair for two times my ubuntu doesn't work, yet. So here is my paste: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5670405/

    sda1 is my windows8 partition and sda5 my / for ubuntu. Booting from the newest kernel gave me a black screen only. Booting from an older kernel gave me a command line login but my keyboard won't work.

    Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!

  2. #982
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW Forida
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

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

    @mahnac72
    Most Vendors's Recovery totally erases hard drive and restores system to as new, some may preserve your data but many do not even do that. But many assume MBR still has Windows boot loader and does not rewrite that. It also rewrites partition table so Linux partitions typical will be gone. Boot-Repair can restore a Windows type Boot loader so you can boot your restored systems.
    Much better to make a full backup of system and use that to restore system. As then you can make backup after you have made NTFS partition smaller and just restore to same size partition.

    @silverspacer
    Was one of these drives ever RAID? Boot-Repair as a bunch of error messages on partial meta-data on drive and only sees one half of a RAID. If not RAID anymore you should remove the meta-data. If Intel SRT, you may have to remove it temporarily to get Ubuntu installed and working. Supposedly you can re-enable, as some have posted that they could.
    What video card as that is often the issue with black screens?
    Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot mega thread - MAFoElffen
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1743535
    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both liveCD & first boot, but different
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  3. #983
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Beans
    1

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

    Hi,

    I'm having problems with dual booting Ubuntu with WIndows 8 on my laptop. I used gparted to createand format the partition that I installed Ubuntu on and everything seemed to install fine, but instead of giving me a boot menu, when I start my computer it loads windows 8 automatically and I don't have any way of booting into Ubuntu. I tried using boot repair but it didn't seem to fix the problem.

    My pastebin info is here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5672809 sda5 is my ubuntu partition
    Last edited by rtphysicist; April 3rd, 2013 at 08:11 AM.

  4. #984
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Beans
    2

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

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    @silverspacer
    Was one of these drives ever RAID? Boot-Repair as a bunch of error messages on partial meta-data on drive and only sees one half of a RAID. If not RAID anymore you should remove the meta-data. If Intel SRT, you may have to remove it temporarily to get Ubuntu installed and working. Supposedly you can re-enable, as some have posted that they could.
    What video card as that is often the issue with black screens?
    Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot mega thread - MAFoElffen
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1743535
    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both liveCD & first boot, but different
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
    so I deleted the raid issue now. Running boot repair again but ubuntu still won't boot. My keayboard isn't working either so i cannot log in or something. I have an ATI Radeon hd7000 series.

  5. #985
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW Forida
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

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

    @rtphysicist
    Have you gone into your UEFI before booting Windows and changing boot entry to ubuntu. Boot-Repair shows that your UEFI has ubuntu.
    BootOrder: 0002,3001,3002,3003,2001,2002,2003
    Boot0000* USB Hard Drive (UEFI) - SanDisk Cruzer
    Boot0001* Windows Boot Manager
    Boot2001* USB Drive (UEFI)
    Boot2002* Internal CD/DVD ROM Drive (UEFI)
    Boot3001* EFI Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk
    Boot3002* EFI Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk
    Boot3003* EFI Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk
    Boot0002* ubuntu

    Some may need secure boot on to work. And some need Boot-Repair run with the secure boot setting checked off as they modified UEFI to only boot the Windows efi file.


    HP to get into UEFI/BIOS menu - escape then f10 as soon as it starts.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=5171079
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  6. #986
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Beans
    9

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

    I'm still unable to boot into windows.

    But i've just noticed some things:

    In my bios i have two things:
    Secure boot state: enabled (This is a parameter i can't switch, it's always enabled)
    Secure boot control: enabled/disabled

    The second one is the one i've been switching on and off. But only when it's disabled, i can boot Ubuntu.
    Also in the advanced options in boot repair i can't uncheck secure boot.

    This is my latest info pastebin:
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5673981/

    Thanks for your patience and suggestions.

  7. #987
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW Forida
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

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

    @silverspacer
    Some BIOS have a setting to turn on USB keyboard & mouse. Both Windows & Ubuntu seem to have drivers, but grub has always relied on BIOS setting. Not sure if same in your UEFI or not.
    I have nVidia so not sure what is required for AMD. Some links from others:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troublesho...riverDetection
    Ubuntu Precise Installation Guide - AMD/ATI
    http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...#Video_Tearing
    Add Hardware Graphics - ATI: After installing ATI Driver: From QIII
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2050320
    sudo apt-get install fglrx
    #sudo aticonfig --initial -f
    sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --initial
    After reboot to get Catalyst Control Center
    sudo apt-get install fglrx-amdcccle

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troublesho...thRadeonDriver
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1558406

    @Shipoopi
    Some have reported that the UEFI/BIOS setting are strange. Some have to use a UEFI on setting to turn secure boot off and BIOS/CSM is totally separate. Some seem to have secure boot on/off, and UEFI on/off where UEFI off is CSM boot. All I can suggest is experiment. Each vendor is different. You do not want BIOS/CSM mode.

    You should be able to boot Ubuntu even with secure boot on as it uses the Windows key. And some will only boot Windows with secure boot on. Others are able to boot both systems with secure boot on or off.
    It looks like you booted in CSM/BIOS mode at some point as Boot-Repair added a Windows type boot loader to the protective MBR and added a boot flag to the Windows partition making it a second efi partition. A boot flag with gpt is only used to indicated which partition is the efi partition and you can only have one per drive. Use gparted and remove boot flag from sda4. Windows only boots in UEFI mode.

    Some UEFI vendors have modified UEFI code (not per standard) to only boot the Windows efi file with secure boot. In those cases Boot-Repair can rename grub2's shim to be the Window file name and system will boot. Then grub can chain back to the Windows renamed file to boot Windows.

    Boot-Repair - Updated Jan 1, 2013 to not rename first time, but rename if first time Windows does not boot. Post 706 and 711
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...769482&page=71
    Boot-Repair copied /EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi to /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi (in case the BIOS is hard-coded to boot into /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi or secure boot signed GRUB file shimx64.efi.

    Renamed files:
    /EFI/Boot/bkpbootx64.efi
    /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bkpbootmgfw.efi

    To perform this, just run Boot-Repair --> Adv options --> tick "Backup and rename EFI files" --> Apply
    Then reboot the PC to UEFI/BIOS and chose ubuntu, and please tell us what you observe.
    Please enable SecureBoot in your BIOS, then run Boot-Repair --> Advanced Options --> "GRUB options" tab --> tick "SecureBoot" --> Apply.
    To undo & to rename files to their original names, you just need to tick the "Restore EFI backups" option of Boot-Repair. A user disabled secure boot, and unchecked it in boot-repair. It now bypasses Grub and goes straight in to Windows.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  8. #988
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Beans
    71
    Distro
    Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

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

    Is it possible that this folder '/dev/mapper/fedora_ld-root' could have been created in ubuntu when I used boot-repair. I'm asking this because boot-repair said it detected a RAID setup and that I should install 'y-force-yes-mdadm-no-install-commands' when I was reinstalling grub.
    I can post the URL it gave me if you need it. Also I have had some issues with RAID settings in the BIOS but thought it was deactivated.
    Thanks

  9. #989
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW Forida
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

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

    @gavfens
    Fedora's default install is in LVM. Ubuntu's desktop does not have the lvm2 drivers, and you have to mount the Fedora partition for grub2's os-prober to find a Fedora install in LVM. Boot-Repair may have already added the lvm2 drivers. Not sure that Boot-Repair can tell what a /dev/mapper is, which may be RAID or LVM.
    sudo apt-get install lvm2
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  10. #990
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Beans
    71
    Distro
    Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

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

    @oldfred
    Thanks for your reply but I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, would I be installing lvm2 so that grub2 can find fedora's mount point or is it to have RAID installed, if it's for RAID I don't need it I make backups to an external hard drive.
    I already posted thread with fdisk-l printed out and a brief explanation of what I did, so rather than copy/paste here's a link
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...7#post12585407
    In short I was getting a error before grub loaded.
    Thanks
    OK lvm2 was already installed and all I needed to do was to mount the fedora partition first and then grub-update so I'll mark this as SOLVED
    Last edited by Grafens; April 4th, 2013 at 08:09 PM. Reason: SOLVED

Page 99 of 235 FirstFirst ... 4989979899100101109149199 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •