simple tool to recover access to your Operating Systems.
- Easy-to-use (repair in 1 click ! )
- Free (GPL open-source license)
- Helpful (Boot-Info summary to get help by email or on your favorite forum)
- Safe (automatic backups)
- Can recover access to Windows (XP, Vista, Windows7, Windows8).
- Can recover access to Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, OpenSuse, ArchLinux...
- Can recover access to any OS (Windows, MacOS, Linux..) if your PC contains Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, OpenSuse, ArchLinux, or derivative.
- Can repair MBR-locked OEM computer boot if the original bootsector has been saved by Clean-UbiquityAutomatic backup of MBRs and partition tables during Ubuntu installation. Makes the Ubuntu installer safer.Clean-Ubiquity is a small (<100ko addon="" for="" installer="" p="" the="" ubiquity="" ubuntu=""> It automatically performs a backup of the MBR of:
1) the partition tables of all disks
2) the MBRs of all disks
before Ubuntu's installation. No visible change for the user.
If one MBR is altered by Ubiquity, Clean-Ubiquity links its backup with the UUID of the new OS.
This special backup can be automatically restored via OS-Uninstaller and Boot-Repair (see https:/
/launchpad. net/os- uninstaller and https:/ /launchpad. net/boot- repair ).
This can be extremely useful if the computer is MBR-locked. MBR-lock is a system that can be found on some OEM computers with pre-installed Windows. It is (was?) put in place by some manufacturers in order to fight against Windows piracy, by preventing or making difficult the use of a Windows with a different version from the one that was originally on the computer. MBR-lock is now forbidden in some countries (e.g. France), so it should not be on recent computers. Basically, this system uses data written on the motherboard and/or the MBR. If the MBR has been altered (e.g. by GRUB), this system will detect it and prevent Windows (or the entire computer) to boot.
Clean-Ubiquity needs 2 preseeds integrated during the ISO building.
Proposal of integration in Ubuntu repositories: https:/
/bugs.launchpad .net/ubuntu/ +source/ ubiquity/ +bug/747279
ubuntuforums. org/showpost. php?p=10084551& postcount= 1100ko>
- Can repair the boot when you have the "GRUB Recovery" error message
- Options to reinstall GRUB2/GRUB1 bootloader easily (OS by default, purge, unhide, kernel options..)
- and much more ! (UEFI, SecureBoot, RAID, LVM, Wubi, filesystem repair...)
- RECOMMENDED: boot on a Ubuntu-Secure disk, choose "Try Ubuntu", and run Boot-Repair via the shortcut at the left of the desktop. Advantages: multi-languages, ok for Wifi, RAID and LVM, 32 or 64bits, based on recent Ubuntu, the 64bits version is UEFI-compatible.
- OR boot on a Boot-Repair-Disk, choose 32 or 64 bit, Boot-Repair will be launched automatically. Advantages: smaller (~400MB) ISO, 32 AND 64bits compatible. Drawbacks: English only, based on Debian-live so Wifi, LVM and RAID drivers are old.
- OR boot on a Debian (or derivatives: Ubuntu, Linux Mint...) disk, either normal session, or live-CD, or live-USB. Then install Boot-Repair in it, either via PPA for Ubuntu/Mint, or DEBs for Debian.
Launch Boot-Repair, then click the "Recommended repair" button. When repair is finished, note the URL (paste.ubuntu.com/XXXXX) that appeared on a paper, then reboot and check if you recovered access to your OSs. If the repair did not succeed, indicate the URL to people who help you by email or forum.
Warning: the default settings of the Advanced Options are the ones used by the "Recommended Repair". Changing them may worsen your problem. Don't modify them before asking advice.
GET HELP: by Email (boot.repair ATT gmail DOT com)
HELP THE PROJECT: Translations, Bug report, Code, Donate (Paypal account:firstname.lastname@example.org)
DISCLAIMER: Boot-Repair is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty. Please be aware that Boot-Repair writes logs&backups on disks, collects anonymous statistics about its use, and creates Pastebin containing basic system data such as partition labels, UUIDs and mount points (just disconnect internet if you want these data remain local).
Get a CD containing OS-Uninstaller :
OS-Uninstaller is included in Ubuntu Secured Remix, Boot-Repair-Disk and Hybryde NirvanOS.
Install Os-Uninstaller :
OS-Uninstaller can be installed on Debian, Ubuntu and derivatives.
And in any type of session (normal session, or live-CD, or live-USB).
Thread on Ubuntu forum : http://
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