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#1 shannena

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 09:54 AM

Widows 7 won't boot repair, says first back up data. command to overcome this?
I am attempting to boot my laptop (ASUS X501A) with a bootable USB with windows 7...

but it just says that I need to back up the data first then it aborts the boot operation.

Is there any way I can enter or edit the command before running the boot to make it just format memory before performing the boot? 

or just make it boot regardless of the memory?

The laptop refused to connect to the internet, so I am just typing out the information on the boot so as to get more accurate advice I suppose



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 11:17 AM

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I'm guessing that you have the Windows 7 installation image installed on a flash drive, and you are trying to boot from it?

 

Did you change the boot order in the BIOS so that the USB device is the first device in the boot order and you HDD/SSD is the second?

 

What sort of problem do you have that is prompting you to boot from the USB drive?


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 11:28 AM

Yes you guessed correct.

 

In the BIOS, there was no options in the boot order and boot order priorities, however when the USB is in, it opens well in boot repair mode and starts the boot operation.. 

 

But halts and aborts the operation stating, ''back up data first''

 

The data on it isn't that useful to be honest, I'm looking for a command that I can add or edit prior to the boot so that it can just proceed the boot despite the data on the laptop.

 

the reason for the USB boot is that the laptop just didn't boot when I turned it on last night. 

I don't have a pc slot in the laptop so that's why I am using the USB.

 

I hope to paste the boot Info summry here soon, hopefully it will give you a better picture of what is wrong.



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 11:36 AM

What happens when you try to boot into Windows?

 

Do you receive an error message?  If you do, please post the exact error message you receive.

 

Have you tried to boot into Safe Mode?

 

What is the make and model of this computer?


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 04:18 PM

What happens when you try to boot into Windows?

 

Do you receive an error message?  If you do, please post the exact error message you receive.

 

Have you tried to boot into Safe Mode?

 

What is the make and model of this computer?

ASUS X501A laptop. 

it couldn't even boot in safe mode the boot info summary is pasted below.

 

Boot  Info Script e7fc706 + Boot-Repair extra info       [Boot-Info 23 Nov 2015]

 
 
============================= Boot Info Summary : =====================
 
sdal :                                                                                                                                    
 
        File system:                  vfat
        Boot sector type:          SYSLINUX 4.07
        Boot sector info:           Syslinux looks at sector 16392 of /dev/sda1 for its
                                             second stage. The integrity check of Syslinux failed.
                                             No errors found in the boot parameter block.
        Operating system:
        Boot files:                      /boot/grub/grub.cfg /syslinux.cfg /casper/vmlinuz.efi
                                              /EFI/BOOT/grubx64.efi /ldlinux.sys
 
============================= Drive/Partition Info : =====================
 
Drive: sda                                                                                                                            
 
Disk /dev/sda: 4236 MB, 4236247040 bytes
255  heads, 63 sectors/track, 515 cylinders, total 8273920 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical) : 512 / 512 bytes
 
Partition     Boot   Start Sector      End Sector       # of  Sectors     Id System
/dev/sdal      *                 2,048        8,273,919           8,271,872     c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
 
"blkid" output :                                                                                                                      
 
Device             UUID                                                              TYPE          LABEL
 /dev/loop0                                                                             squashfs   
/dev/sda1         6C8F-8F2C                                                   vfat              BOOT REPAIR
/dev/zram0       7ca2adf3-faaa-499a-aa01-91f03f575c40     swap
/dev/zram1       6186leaf-db0d-40d7-863a-f63c439e86a0    swap
/dev/zram2       d4la8e96-ce0f-487e-b84a-1c9edacfd3a3    swap
/dev/zram3       ca6564d8-3d9f-46fl-bd8b-292ef327f443      swap
 
============================= "ls -l /dev/disk/by-id" output: =====================
 
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root   9 Sep 19 16:08 usb-Generic_Flash_Disk_089A7E20-0:0 -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 10 Sep 19 16:08 usb-Generic_Flash_Disk_089A7E20-0:0 -part1 -> ../../sda
 
 
============================= Mount points : ===============================
 
Device             Mount_Point        Type            Options
 
/dev/loop0       /rofs                      squashfs    (ro,noatime)
/dev/sda1        cdrom                   vfat             (ro,noatime, fmask=0022, dmask=0022, codepage=437, iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
 
 
============================= sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfg : ====================== 
 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - - - - - - - - 
 
if loadfont /boot/grub/font.pf2 ; then
           set gfxmode=auto
           insmod efi_gop
           insmod efi_uga
           terminal=output gfxterm
fi
 
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set_menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
 
menuentry "Boot-Repair-Disk sessoin" {
               set gfxpayload=keep
               linux      /casper/vmlinuz.efi    file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --
               initrd      /casper/initrd.lz
}
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
 
 
============================= sda1/syslinux.cfg : ============================
 
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
 
DEFAULT loadconfig
 
LABEL loadconfig
     CONFIG /isolinux/isolinux.cfg
     APPEND iso/linux/
 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
 
 
============================ StdErr Messages: ==============================
 
File descriptor 9 (/proc/1877/mounts) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 7279: bash
File descriptor 63 (pipe: [23430] ) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 7279: bash 
   No volume groups found. 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
==================== log of boot-repair 2015-09-19__17h29  ======================
boot-repair version       :   4ppa14
boot-sav version  :    4ppa14
glade2script version   :   3.2.2~ppa47~saucey
boot-sav-extra version   :  4ppa14
File descriptor 9 (/proc/1877/mounts) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4432: /bin/sh
No volume groups found
boot-repair is executed in live-session (Boot-Repair-Disk 64bit 29nov2014, trusty, Ubuntu, x86_64)
ls: cannot access /home/usr/.config: No such file or directory
CPU op-mode(s):             32-bit, 64-bit 
BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash - -
 
 
==================== os-prober :
 
 
 
==================== blkid:
/dev/loop0: TYPE= "squashfs"
/dev/sda1:  LABEL= "BOOT-REPAIR" UUID= "6C8F-8F2C" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/zram0    UUID= "a917f2e5-0e46-445e-967c-d9166319e583" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram1    UUID= "a89837bc-9c5b-44ec-bb6d-ead1bd139c7a" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram2    UUID= "ce535349-9909-4909-b312-3f7fee027fd5"    TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram3    UUID= "d74ad8c3-de4b-4191-a4f7-d4a3b81a00ac"  TYPE="swap"
 
 
efibootmgr  -v
BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0001, 0002
Boot0001* UEFI: Generic Flash Disk 8.00 ACPI (a0341d0,0) PCI(1d,0) USB(1,0) USB(2,0) HD(1,800,7e3800,0018677f) AMBO 
Boot0002* HArd Drive       BIOS(2,0,00) AMGOAMNO........w.G.e.n.e.r.i.c. .F.l.a.s.h. .D.i.s.k. .8. . . 0.0............[RectangularBox with 00 over 7F inside it]........A........................[RectangularBox with 00 over 7F inside it].....D..Gd-.;.A..MQ..L.G.e.n.e.r.i.c. .F.l.a.s.h. .D.i.s.k. .8...0.0..[RectangularBox with 00 over 7F inside it]...AMBO
=================== UEFI/Legacy mode: 
Unusual EFI: Please Report this mesage to boot.repair@gmail.com
BIOS is EFI-compatible, and is setup in EFI-mode for this live session.
Secure Boot disabled. (maybe sec-boot, Please report this message to boot.repair@gmail.com)
 
 
=================== PARTITIONS AND DISK
 
 
 
=================== parted -l:
 
Model: generic Flash Disk (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 4236MB
Sector size (logical/physical) : 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
 
Number  Start         End         Size        Type     File system    Flags
1            1049kB   4236MB   4235MB  primary  fat32             boot, lba
  
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram0: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram1: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram2: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram3: unrecognised disk label
 
=================== parted -lm:
 
BYT; 
/dev/sda:4236MB: scsi: 512: 512: msdos: Generic Flash Disk;
1:1049kB: 4236MB: 4235MB: fat32: : boot, lba;
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram0: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram1: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram2: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram3: unrecognised disk label
 
 
=================== mount: 
/cow on / type overlayfs (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw, noexec, nosuid, nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw, noexec, nosuid, noedv)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw, mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw, noexec, nosuid, gid=5, mode=0620)
tmpfs on / run type tmpfs (rw, noexec, nosuid, size=10%, mode-0755)
/dev/sda1 on /cdrom type vfat (ro, noatime, fmask=0022,dmask-0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
v/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
none on /sys/firmware/efi/efivars type efivarfs (rw)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw, nosuid, nodev)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw, noexec, nosuid, nodev, size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw, nosuid, nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw, noexec, nosuid, nodev, size=104857600, mode=0755)
none on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw)
systemd on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw, noexec, nosuid, nodev, none, name=systemd)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/999/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw, nosuid, nodev, user=lubuntu)
 
 
=================== ls:
/sys/block/sda (filtered) : alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sdal size slaves stat subsytem trace uevent     
/dev (filtered) :    autofs block bsg btrfs-control bus char console core cpu cpu_dma latency cuse disk dri ecyptfs fb0 fd full fuse hpet input kmsg kvm log mapper mcelog mei mem net network latency network throughput null port ppp psaux ptmx pts random rfkill rtc rtc0 sda sda1 sg0 shm snapshot snd stderr stdin stdout uhid uinput urandom v41 vga_arbiter vhci vhost-net video0 zero
ls /dev/mapper:  control
 
=================== df -Th:
 
Filesystem    Type            Size     Used     Avail   Use%     Mounted on
/com              Overlayfs    1.9G       5.2M   1.9G        1%      /
udev              devtmpfs     1.9G       8.0K   1.9G         1%     /dev
tmpfs             tmpfs           384M     1.1M   383M        1%     /run
/dev/sda1      vfat              4.0G     614M    3.4G       16%     /cdrom
/dev/loop0     squashfs     549M     549M         0      100%    /rofs
none              tmpfs           4.0K             0    4.0K          0%    /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs             tmpfs           1.9G       8.0K    1.9G          1%    /temp
none              tmpfs           5.0M            0     5.0M         0%    /run/lock
none              tmpfs          1.9G             0     1.9G          0%    /run/shm
none              tmpfs          100M        16K    100M         1%    /run/user
   
=================== fdisk -l :
 
Disk /dev/sda: 4236 MB, 4236247040 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 515 cylinders, total 8273920 sectors 
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical) 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimal/optimal) : 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0018677f
 
Device Boot    Start                 End         Blocks        Id    System
/dev/sda1     *        2048        8273919       4135936        c     W95 FAT32 (LBA)
 
 
Error: no partitions
 
 
=================== Suggested Repair
The default repair of the Boot-Repair utility would not act on the MBR.
Additional repair would be oerformed:  repair-file systems
 
 
=================== User settings:
The settings chosen by the user will not act on the boot.


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 04:30 PM

Mod Edit:  Merged topics - Hamluis.

 

ASUS X501A laptop. 

Windows 7, via a bootable USB but it days "back up data before the operation can continue'' 

I'm guessing I need to edit or add some command in the GRUB menu before launching the boot, any suggestions.

 

it couldn't even boot in safe mode the boot info summary is pasted below.

 

Boot  Info Script e7fc706 + Boot-Repair extra info       [Boot-Info 23 Nov 2015]

 
 
============================= Boot Info Summary : =====================
 
sdal :                                                                                                                                    
 
        File system:                  vfat
        Boot sector type:          SYSLINUX 4.07
        Boot sector info:           Syslinux looks at sector 16392 of /dev/sda1 for its
                                             second stage. The integrity check of Syslinux failed.
                                             No errors found in the boot parameter block.
        Operating system:
        Boot files:                      /boot/grub/grub.cfg /syslinux.cfg /casper/vmlinuz.efi
                                              /EFI/BOOT/grubx64.efi /ldlinux.sys
 
============================= Drive/Partition Info : =====================
 
Drive: sda                                                                                                                            
 
Disk /dev/sda: 4236 MB, 4236247040 bytes
255  heads, 63 sectors/track, 515 cylinders, total 8273920 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical) : 512 / 512 bytes
 
Partition     Boot   Start Sector      End Sector       # of  Sectors     Id System
/dev/sdal      *                 2,048        8,273,919           8,271,872     c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
 
"blkid" output :                                                                                                                      
 
Device             UUID                                                              TYPE          LABEL
 /dev/loop0                                                                             squashfs   
/dev/sda1         6C8F-8F2C                                                   vfat              BOOT REPAIR
/dev/zram0       7ca2adf3-faaa-499a-aa01-91f03f575c40     swap
/dev/zram1       6186leaf-db0d-40d7-863a-f63c439e86a0    swap
/dev/zram2       d4la8e96-ce0f-487e-b84a-1c9edacfd3a3    swap
/dev/zram3       ca6564d8-3d9f-46fl-bd8b-292ef327f443      swap
 
============================= "ls -l /dev/disk/by-id" output: =====================
 
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root   9 Sep 19 16:08 usb-Generic_Flash_Disk_089A7E20-0:0 -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 10 Sep 19 16:08 usb-Generic_Flash_Disk_089A7E20-0:0 -part1 -> ../../sda
 
 
============================= Mount points : ===============================
 
Device             Mount_Point        Type            Options
 
/dev/loop0       /rofs                      squashfs    (ro,noatime)
/dev/sda1        cdrom                   vfat             (ro,noatime, fmask=0022, dmask=0022, codepage=437, iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
 
 
============================= sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfg : ====================== 
 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - - - - - - - - 
 
if loadfont /boot/grub/font.pf2 ; then
           set gfxmode=auto
           insmod efi_gop
           insmod efi_uga
           terminal=output gfxterm
fi
 
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set_menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
 
menuentry "Boot-Repair-Disk sessoin" {
               set gfxpayload=keep
               linux      /casper/vmlinuz.efi    file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --
               initrd      /casper/initrd.lz
}
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
 
 
============================= sda1/syslinux.cfg : ============================
 
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
 
DEFAULT loadconfig
 
LABEL loadconfig
     CONFIG /isolinux/isolinux.cfg
     APPEND iso/linux/
 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
 
 
============================ StdErr Messages: ==============================
 
File descriptor 9 (/proc/1877/mounts) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 7279: bash
File descriptor 63 (pipe: [23430] ) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 7279: bash 
   No volume groups found. 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
==================== log of boot-repair 2015-09-19__17h29  ======================
boot-repair version       :   4ppa14
boot-sav version  :    4ppa14
glade2script version   :   3.2.2~ppa47~saucey
boot-sav-extra version   :  4ppa14
File descriptor 9 (/proc/1877/mounts) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4432: /bin/sh
No volume groups found
boot-repair is executed in live-session (Boot-Repair-Disk 64bit 29nov2014, trusty, Ubuntu, x86_64)
ls: cannot access /home/usr/.config: No such file or directory
CPU op-mode(s):             32-bit, 64-bit 
BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash - -
 
 
==================== os-prober :
 
 
 
==================== blkid:
/dev/loop0: TYPE= "squashfs"
/dev/sda1:  LABEL= "BOOT-REPAIR" UUID= "6C8F-8F2C" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/zram0    UUID= "a917f2e5-0e46-445e-967c-d9166319e583" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram1    UUID= "a89837bc-9c5b-44ec-bb6d-ead1bd139c7a" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram2    UUID= "ce535349-9909-4909-b312-3f7fee027fd5"    TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram3    UUID= "d74ad8c3-de4b-4191-a4f7-d4a3b81a00ac"  TYPE="swap"
 
 
efibootmgr  -v
BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0001, 0002
Boot0001* UEFI: Generic Flash Disk 8.00 ACPI (a0341d0,0) PCI(1d,0) USB(1,0) USB(2,0) HD(1,800,7e3800,0018677f) AMBO 
Boot0002* HArd Drive       BIOS(2,0,00) AMGOAMNO........w.G.e.n.e.r.i.c. .F.l.a.s.h. .D.i.s.k. .8. . . 0.0............[RectangularBox with 00 over 7F inside it]........A........................[RectangularBox with 00 over 7F inside it].....D..Gd-.;.A..MQ..L.G.e.n.e.r.i.c. .F.l.a.s.h. .D.i.s.k. .8...0.0..[RectangularBox with 00 over 7F inside it]...AMBO
=================== UEFI/Legacy mode: 
Unusual EFI: Please Report this mesage to boot.repair@gmail.com
BIOS is EFI-compatible, and is setup in EFI-mode for this live session.
Secure Boot disabled. (maybe sec-boot, Please report this message to boot.repair@gmail.com)
 
 
=================== PARTITIONS AND DISK
 
 
 
=================== parted -l:
 
Model: generic Flash Disk (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 4236MB
Sector size (logical/physical) : 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
 
Number  Start         End         Size        Type     File system    Flags
1            1049kB   4236MB   4235MB  primary  fat32             boot, lba
  
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram0: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram1: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram2: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram3: unrecognised disk label
 
=================== parted -lm:
 
BYT; 
/dev/sda:4236MB: scsi: 512: 512: msdos: Generic Flash Disk;
1:1049kB: 4236MB: 4235MB: fat32: : boot, lba;
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram0: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram1: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram2: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram3: unrecognised disk label
 
 
=================== mount: 
/cow on / type overlayfs (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw, noexec, nosuid, nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw, noexec, nosuid, noedv)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw, mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw, noexec, nosuid, gid=5, mode=0620)
tmpfs on / run type tmpfs (rw, noexec, nosuid, size=10%, mode-0755)
/dev/sda1 on /cdrom type vfat (ro, noatime, fmask=0022,dmask-0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
v/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
none on /sys/firmware/efi/efivars type efivarfs (rw)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw, nosuid, nodev)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw, noexec, nosuid, nodev, size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw, nosuid, nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw, noexec, nosuid, nodev, size=104857600, mode=0755)
none on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw)
systemd on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw, noexec, nosuid, nodev, none, name=systemd)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/999/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw, nosuid, nodev, user=lubuntu)
 
 
=================== ls:
/sys/block/sda (filtered) : alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sdal size slaves stat subsytem trace uevent     
/dev (filtered) :    autofs block bsg btrfs-control bus char console core cpu cpu_dma latency cuse disk dri ecyptfs fb0 fd full fuse hpet input kmsg kvm log mapper mcelog mei mem net network latency network throughput null port ppp psaux ptmx pts random rfkill rtc rtc0 sda sda1 sg0 shm snapshot snd stderr stdin stdout uhid uinput urandom v41 vga_arbiter vhci vhost-net video0 zero
ls /dev/mapper:  control
 
=================== df -Th:
 
Filesystem    Type            Size     Used     Avail   Use%     Mounted on
/com              Overlayfs    1.9G       5.2M   1.9G        1%      /
udev              devtmpfs     1.9G       8.0K   1.9G         1%     /dev
tmpfs             tmpfs           384M     1.1M   383M        1%     /run
/dev/sda1      vfat              4.0G     614M    3.4G       16%     /cdrom
/dev/loop0     squashfs     549M     549M         0      100%    /rofs
none              tmpfs           4.0K             0    4.0K          0%    /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs             tmpfs           1.9G       8.0K    1.9G          1%    /temp
none              tmpfs           5.0M            0     5.0M         0%    /run/lock
none              tmpfs          1.9G             0     1.9G          0%    /run/shm
none              tmpfs          100M        16K    100M         1%    /run/user
   
=================== fdisk -l :
 
Disk /dev/sda: 4236 MB, 4236247040 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 515 cylinders, total 8273920 sectors 
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical) 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimal/optimal) : 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0018677f
 
Device Boot    Start                 End         Blocks        Id    System
/dev/sda1     *        2048        8273919       4135936        c     W95 FAT32 (LBA)
 
 
Error: no partitions
 
 
=================== Suggested Repair
The default repair of the Boot-Repair utility would not act on the MBR.
Additional repair would be oerformed:  repair-file systems
 
 
=================== User settings:
The settings chosen by the user will not act on the boot.

Edited by hamluis, 19 September 2015 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 04:36 PM

I am attempting to boot my laptop (ASUS X501A) with a bootable USB with windows 7...
but it just says that I need to back up the data first then it aborts the boot operation.

Is there any way I can enter or edit the command before running the boot to make it just format memory before performing the boot? 
or just make it boot regardless of the memory?
 
ASUS X501A laptop. 
it couldn't even boot in safe mode the boot info summary is pasted below.
 
Boot  Info Script e7fc706 + Boot-Repair extra info       [Boot-Info 23 Nov 2015]
 
 
============================= Boot Info Summary : =====================
 
sdal :                                                                                                                                    
 
        File system:                  vfat
        Boot sector type:          SYSLINUX 4.07
        Boot sector info:           Syslinux looks at sector 16392 of /dev/sda1 for its
                                             second stage. The integrity check of Syslinux failed.
                                             No errors found in the boot parameter block.
        Operating system:
        Boot files:                      /boot/grub/grub.cfg /syslinux.cfg /casper/vmlinuz.efi
                                              /EFI/BOOT/grubx64.efi /ldlinux.sys
 
============================= Drive/Partition Info : =====================
 
Drive: sda                                                                                                                            
 
Disk /dev/sda: 4236 MB, 4236247040 bytes
255  heads, 63 sectors/track, 515 cylinders, total 8273920 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical) : 512 / 512 bytes
 
Partition     Boot   Start Sector      End Sector       # of  Sectors     Id System
/dev/sdal      *                 2,048        8,273,919           8,271,872     c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
 
"blkid" output :                                                                                                                      
 
Device             UUID                                                              TYPE          LABEL
 /dev/loop0                                                                             squashfs   
/dev/sda1         6C8F-8F2C                                                   vfat              BOOT REPAIR
/dev/zram0       7ca2adf3-faaa-499a-aa01-91f03f575c40     swap
/dev/zram1       6186leaf-db0d-40d7-863a-f63c439e86a0    swap
/dev/zram2       d4la8e96-ce0f-487e-b84a-1c9edacfd3a3    swap
/dev/zram3       ca6564d8-3d9f-46fl-bd8b-292ef327f443      swap
 
============================= "ls -l /dev/disk/by-id" output: =====================
 
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root   9 Sep 19 16:08 usb-Generic_Flash_Disk_089A7E20-0:0 -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 10 Sep 19 16:08 usb-Generic_Flash_Disk_089A7E20-0:0 -part1 -> ../../sda
 
 
============================= Mount points : ===============================
 
Device             Mount_Point        Type            Options
 
/dev/loop0       /rofs                      squashfs    (ro,noatime)
/dev/sda1        cdrom                   vfat             (ro,noatime, fmask=0022, dmask=0022, codepage=437, iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
 
 
============================= sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfg : ====================== 
 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - - - - - - - - 
 
if loadfont /boot/grub/font.pf2 ; then
           set gfxmode=auto
           insmod efi_gop
           insmod efi_uga
           terminal=output gfxterm
fi
 
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set_menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
 
menuentry "Boot-Repair-Disk sessoin" {
               set gfxpayload=keep
               linux      /casper/vmlinuz.efi    file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --
               initrd      /casper/initrd.lz
}
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
 
 
============================= sda1/syslinux.cfg : ============================
 
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
 
DEFAULT loadconfig
 
LABEL loadconfig
     CONFIG /isolinux/isolinux.cfg
     APPEND iso/linux/
 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
 
 
============================ StdErr Messages: ==============================
 
File descriptor 9 (/proc/1877/mounts) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 7279: bash
File descriptor 63 (pipe: [23430] ) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 7279: bash 
   No volume groups found. 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
==================== log of boot-repair 2015-09-19__17h29  ======================
boot-repair version       :   4ppa14
boot-sav version  :    4ppa14
glade2script version   :   3.2.2~ppa47~saucey
boot-sav-extra version   :  4ppa14
File descriptor 9 (/proc/1877/mounts) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4432: /bin/sh
No volume groups found
boot-repair is executed in live-session (Boot-Repair-Disk 64bit 29nov2014, trusty, Ubuntu, x86_64)
ls: cannot access /home/usr/.config: No such file or directory
CPU op-mode(s):             32-bit, 64-bit 
BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash - -
 
 
==================== os-prober :
 
 
 
==================== blkid:
/dev/loop0: TYPE= "squashfs"
/dev/sda1:  LABEL= "BOOT-REPAIR" UUID= "6C8F-8F2C" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/zram0    UUID= "a917f2e5-0e46-445e-967c-d9166319e583" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram1    UUID= "a89837bc-9c5b-44ec-bb6d-ead1bd139c7a" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram2    UUID= "ce535349-9909-4909-b312-3f7fee027fd5"    TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram3    UUID= "d74ad8c3-de4b-4191-a4f7-d4a3b81a00ac"  TYPE="swap"
 
 
efibootmgr  -v
BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0001, 0002
Boot0001* UEFI: Generic Flash Disk 8.00 ACPI (a0341d0,0) PCI(1d,0) USB(1,0) USB(2,0) HD(1,800,7e3800,0018677f) AMBO 
Boot0002* HArd Drive       BIOS(2,0,00) AMGOAMNO........w.G.e.n.e.r.i.c. .F.l.a.s.h. .D.i.s.k. .8. . . 0.0............[RectangularBox with 00 over 7F inside it]........A........................[RectangularBox with 00 over 7F inside it].....D..Gd-.;.A..MQ..L.G.e.n.e.r.i.c. .F.l.a.s.h. .D.i.s.k. .8...0.0..[RectangularBox with 00 over 7F inside it]...AMBO
=================== UEFI/Legacy mode: 
Unusual EFI: Please Report this mesage to boot.repair@gmail.com
BIOS is EFI-compatible, and is setup in EFI-mode for this live session.
Secure Boot disabled. (maybe sec-boot, Please report this message to boot.repair@gmail.com)
 
 
=================== PARTITIONS AND DISK
 
 
 
=================== parted -l:
 
Model: generic Flash Disk (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 4236MB
Sector size (logical/physical) : 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
 
Number  Start         End         Size        Type     File system    Flags
1            1049kB   4236MB   4235MB  primary  fat32             boot, lba
  
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram0: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram1: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram2: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram3: unrecognised disk label
 
=================== parted -lm:
 
BYT; 
/dev/sda:4236MB: scsi: 512: 512: msdos: Generic Flash Disk;
1:1049kB: 4236MB: 4235MB: fat32: : boot, lba;
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram0: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram1: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram2: unrecognised disk label
 
 
 
Error: /dev/zram3: unrecognised disk label
 
 
=================== mount: 
/cow on / type overlayfs (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw, noexec, nosuid, nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw, noexec, nosuid, noedv)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw, mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw, noexec, nosuid, gid=5, mode=0620)
tmpfs on / run type tmpfs (rw, noexec, nosuid, size=10%, mode-0755)
/dev/sda1 on /cdrom type vfat (ro, noatime, fmask=0022,dmask-0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
v/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
none on /sys/firmware/efi/efivars type efivarfs (rw)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw, nosuid, nodev)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw, noexec, nosuid, nodev, size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw, nosuid, nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw, noexec, nosuid, nodev, size=104857600, mode=0755)
none on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw)
systemd on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw, noexec, nosuid, nodev, none, name=systemd)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/999/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw, nosuid, nodev, user=lubuntu)
 
 
=================== ls:
/sys/block/sda (filtered) : alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sdal size slaves stat subsytem trace uevent     
/dev (filtered) :    autofs block bsg btrfs-control bus char console core cpu cpu_dma latency cuse disk dri ecyptfs fb0 fd full fuse hpet input kmsg kvm log mapper mcelog mei mem net network latency network throughput null port ppp psaux ptmx pts random rfkill rtc rtc0 sda sda1 sg0 shm snapshot snd stderr stdin stdout uhid uinput urandom v41 vga_arbiter vhci vhost-net video0 zero
ls /dev/mapper:  control
 
=================== df -Th:
 
Filesystem    Type            Size     Used     Avail   Use%     Mounted on
/com              Overlayfs    1.9G       5.2M   1.9G        1%      /
udev              devtmpfs     1.9G       8.0K   1.9G         1%     /dev
tmpfs             tmpfs           384M     1.1M   383M        1%     /run
/dev/sda1      vfat              4.0G     614M    3.4G       16%     /cdrom
/dev/loop0     squashfs     549M     549M         0      100%    /rofs
none              tmpfs           4.0K             0    4.0K          0%    /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs             tmpfs           1.9G       8.0K    1.9G          1%    /temp
none              tmpfs           5.0M            0     5.0M         0%    /run/lock
none              tmpfs          1.9G             0     1.9G          0%    /run/shm
none              tmpfs          100M        16K    100M         1%    /run/user
   
=================== fdisk -l :
 
Disk /dev/sda: 4236 MB, 4236247040 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 515 cylinders, total 8273920 sectors 
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical) 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimal/optimal) : 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0018677f
 
Device Boot    Start                 End         Blocks        Id    System
/dev/sda1     *        2048        8273919       4135936        c     W95 FAT32 (LBA)
 
 
Error: no partitions
 
 
=================== Suggested Repair
The default repair of the Boot-Repair utility would not act on the MBR.
Additional repair would be oerformed:  repair-file systems
 
 
=================== User settings:
The settings chosen by the user will not act on the boot.


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 06:00 PM

Appears to me that you have a system problem impacting date/time...your reports reflect Nov 2015 date stamps...I think that's a problem.

 

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 06:02 PM

Appears to me that you have a system problem impacting date/time...your reports reflect Nov 2015 date stamps...I think that's a problem.

 

Louis

  Thank you 

 

So how do you suggest I can fix this?



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Posted 20 September 2015 - 05:20 AM

I don't have a "fix" for a situation where I don't have the computer and can only guess at what the problem might be.  Sime system data would be useful.

 
System is a laptop.

 

I'm not sure what you are trying to do...or why.  Appears to me that you are trying to install Windows 7...on a system where Win 7 should already be installed.

 

There are many reasons why a system won't boot.  You haven't provided any explanation (that I can see) of the circumstances that led to your efforts to whatever it is that you are trying to do.

 

Is Windows 7 the original install on this system?

 

Have you tried using the ASUS recovery/restore-to-factory-defaults mechanism?

 
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Posted 20 September 2015 - 07:52 AM

In the BIOS there is a boot order.  The partition on which the operating system is installed is the first device in the boot order. This is usually the C: drive.  If the computer can't boot from the first device in the boot order it will attempt to boot from the second device.  In this case the second device has Linux (Ubuntu) installed on it and the computer can't boot from it either.

 

Is Linux installed on the flash drive or a second partition on the HDD?  If you aren't sure where this is installed you can open the and look at the boot order, see what the second device is in the boot order.  It should either be another drive letter, like D: drive, or a USB device, your flash drive.

 

Try making the first device in the boot order the USB device and the HDD the second device.

 

It looks like Windows has a problem with the Master Boot Record (MBR).  If you can boot into Windows using the flash drive you can do a repair installation.  The first option in the System Recovery Options is the Startup Repair.  If this fails you can to back to the System Recovery Options and select Command Prompt and rebuild the Boot Configuration Data (BCD).

 

While you are in the BIOS see what the date and time is being seen.  There is a discrepancy in the time and date in the log you posted, it is showing the proper date and time, and the 23rd of November.  If the date and time is incorrect in the BIOS change it to the proper date and time.

 

If you can boot into Windows with the flash drive please do the following.  Since you have the Windows 7 installation media on a flash drive skip down to Part B and follow the instructions from there.

 

Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
 
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc for the specific version you have installed.  If you have the installation disc needed to do the repair installation scroll down to the Repair Installation Instructions and continue from there.
 
If your copy of Windows 7 is a retail copy and you do not have a disc, you can download a ISO image from Microsoft using the link below.
 
 
If your copy of Windows 7 isn't a retail copy you can download Windows 7 Pro from here.  This is not a torrent.  Scroll down till you find the Download buttons, click on the version which the same as yours, 32-bit or 64-bit.  When you press the button the download will begin.  You will want to download this to your desktop so that it will be easy to find.
 
You will need to burn the ISO image to a disc.
 
Part A
 
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.
 
1.  Place a blank DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  Right click on the ISO file on your desktop
 
3.  Click on Burn disc image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
 
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5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.
 
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6.  After the image has been created click on Close
 
Please note:  In order to boot from the installation disc you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the DVD drive is the first device and the HDD/SSD is the second device.
 
Repair Installation Instructions
 
Part B
 
1.  Place the installation disc in the tray of the CD/DVD drive, close the tray and restart the computer.
 
2.  You will be prompted to press any key to start the installation, I find the space bar handy.
 
At this point the setup process will load files, this will take several minutes.
 
3.  You will now need to choose the  Language, Time, currency format, and Keyboard or input method that you'd like to use.
 
After this is done click on Next.
 
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4.  Click on the Repair your computer link at the bottom-left of the Install Windows window.
 
This link will begin the Windows 7 System Recovery Options.
 
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5.  System Recovery Options will now search your hard drive(s) for any Windows 7 installations.  This will take several minutes.
 
No participation is required on your part at this time, wait till it has finished and the next window opens.
 
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6.  Choose the Windows 7 installation that you'd like to perform the Startup Repair on, then click on Next
 
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7.  Click on the Startup Repair link from list of recovery tools in System Recovery Options.
 
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For a future reference, there are several other diagnostic and recovery tools available in the Windows 7 System Recovery Options including System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt.
 
8.  The Startup Repair tool will now search for problems in the system files.
 
If Startup Repair finds a problem with any system files the tool may suggest a solution which you will need to confirm, or may solve the problem automatically.
 
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9.  Startup Repair will now attempt to repair whatever problems it found with system files.  
 
Note:  If Startup Repair did not find any problems with system files you won't see this step.
 
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Important: Your computer may or may not restart several times during this repair process.  This is normal, you should allow it to continue until you see the Restart your computer to complete the repairs window. 
 
10.  Click on Finish, this will restart your computer.
 
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It is possible that the Startup Repair will not be able to fix the problem.  If the Startup Repair tool determines this, it may automatically run the the repair after your computer restarts.  If it does not automatically run the repair but you are still having problems with Windows 7 repeat these steps to run Startup Repair again manually.
 
If the Startup Repair fails to resolve this problem go back to step 7 and select Command Prompt and copy and paste the command below, then press Enter.
 
bootrec /rebuildbcd
 

You should see the following.
 
Scanning all disks for Windows installations.
 
This may take a while, please do not stop the scan.
 
If this was successful you will receive the following message.
 
Successfully scanned Windows installations.
Total identified Windows installations: 0
The operation completed successfully.

Edited by dc3, 20 September 2015 - 07:59 AM.

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