Boot Repair To Be Added By Default On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, when installing Windows after an already installed Ubuntu or other Linux system, Micro$oft’s Windows will brick the boot loader and so, the users will have to use a Linux Live CD to fix dual-boot problem.

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A popular tool for fixing the boot loader is Boot Repair, which is available for Ubuntu and derivates via a third party PPA.

Boot Repair To Be Added By Default On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

If you are in this situation, plugin your Ubuntu Live CD, open a terminal and do the following:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair
$ sudo boot-repair &

An Ubuntu enthusiast has suggested in the mailing lists that Boot Repair should be added by default to the Ubuntu 14.04 images, in order to help the new users manage to run both Linux and Windows.

To my mind, enabling the users to repair and reinstall Ubuntu from the same image is quite a good idea. But we’ll see if the developers will decide to implement it by default or not.

Canonical might implement a lot of new features in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, including the adoption of Qt 5.2, GRUB 2.02 Beta 2, and the torrent lens that enables the users to search for torrents, directly from the Unity Dash. Also, Mate 1.6 and Pepper Flash Player have been added to the default repositories of Ubuntu 14.04, while Unity 7 has been rewritten in GTK3.

As a reminder, the first stable version of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr will be released on the 17th of April, 2014.

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