Install Boot-Repair via PPA in Ubuntu to Fix Boot Problems

November 14, 2016 — Leave a comment

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Boot Repair is a simple tool to repair frequent boot issues for Linux, Windows, and other OSes. It’s free, open-source, and easy to use (repair in one click).

By booting up your PC into Ubuntu / Debian via a live-CD or live-USB, then installing Boot-Repair in the live system, just launch Boot-Repair, then click the “Recommended repair” button will automatically detect the problems and recover access to your OSes.

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When repair is finished, note the URL (paste.ubuntu.com/XXXXX) that appears on a paper, then reboot and check if you recovered access to your OSs. If the repair did not succeed, indicate the URL to the support email in order to get help.

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Boot Repair features:

  • recover access to Windows (XP, Vista, Windows7, Windows8, Windows10).
  • recover access to Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, OpenSuse, ArchLinux…
  • recover access to any OS if your PC contains Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse, ArchLinux, or derivative.
  • repair MBR-locked OEM computer boot
  • repair the boot when you have the “GRUB Recovery” error message
  • reinstall GRUB2/GRUB1 bootloader easily
  • and much more ! (UEFI, SecureBoot, RAID, LVM, Wubi, filesystem repair…)

How to install boot-repair in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and derivatives so far, boot-repair is available for install via its official PPA.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair

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2. Then update and install boot-repair:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install boot-repair

Once installed, launch boot-repair from Unity Dash or App Launcher.

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

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