Boot-Repair: recover access to your OS

Boot-Repair is a graphical utility that can recover the access to your operating systems and boot them. It is most useful when used in combination with the Boot-Repair-Disk, an advanced rescue disk. Features of Boot-Repair:

  • 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)
  • Popular (300.000 users per year)
  • 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-Ubiquity
  • 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…)

Webpage: Boot-Repair

Broken bootloader? Boot with Super GRUB2!

A broken bootloader is a common problem which newbies face, most of the time while experimenting with dual boot. Super GRUB2 is a handy disk which can boot into a OS with a broken bootloader. Once you boot into the Linux OS installed it is easy to fix a broken GRUB2 with grub-install /dev/sda. Features:

  • Uses GRUB2
  • Use a flash drive to boot
  • GRUB2 like menu
  • Detects any Linux, Windows or OSX installation
  • Enable GRUB2’s LVM, RAID. PATA, USB, serial terminal support
  • Super GRUB2 doesn’t fix GRUB, it enables you to boot into the OS

The same author also has written Rescatux (linked in homepage), a guided wizard-based recovery CD.

Webpage: Super GRUB2, Wiki