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How to Recover / Re-Install Ubuntu GRUB using Boot-Repair

Boot Repair is the simple graphical tool used to repair, restore or reinstall the grub bootloader on Ubuntu.

When you install Windows after Ubuntu your Ubuntu will not boot anymore and its grub may be wiped out. To restore it follow the steps below.

You need to have Ubuntu Live CD or Live USB. Boot using your Ubuntu Live CD or Live USB, while booting choose Try Ubuntu.

Once booted connect to the internet and and run the following commands in terminal to install the boot repair.

1. Add boot-repair to the repository

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

2. Update your repository

sudo apt-get update

3. Install boot-repair

sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair

After completing the installation run Boot-Repair from terminal by entering the following command.

boot-repair

It will scan the System for few seconds and will show you the options Recommended repair and Create a BootInfo summary. By clicking the Recommended Repair it will start repair the grub.

boot-repair

Once done click ok and restart your system, your grub should work now.


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