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It is possible to build boot-repair deb ?

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It is possible to build boot-repair deb ?

#1 Post by penguin » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:50 am

It is possible to build boot-repair deb ?

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https://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/

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https://launchpad.net/~yannubuntu/+archive/ubuntu/boot-repair/+packages

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Re: It is possible to build boot-repair deb ?

#2 Post by anticapitalista » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:30 am

Why not use the bootrepair app already included with MX?
Give reasons why you (MX users) would want build boot-repair over the existing app.
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Re: It is possible to build boot-repair deb ?

#3 Post by penguin » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:04 am

I wrote an post to help one (beginner)

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https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?p=425604#p425604
that want to try Linux and install grub to load Windows and Linux.For some reason they decide to go back to Windows.Boot Repair can easy help them to replace Windows MBR. Personally i never used MxBoot Repair also Boot-Repair , because I am able to repair boot in another way.

Anyway , I found it here :

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https://sparkylinux.org/repo/pool/main/b/boot-repair/
but I am not very sure if it can be installed on Mx Linux

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Re: It is possible to build boot-repair deb ?

#4 Post by Stevo » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:58 pm

No, Sparky is based on Stretch or maybe Debian Buster by now. I'll take a look at the application.

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Re: It is possible to build boot-repair deb ?

#5 Post by GuiGuy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:41 am

anticapitalista wrote:Why not use the bootrepair app already included with MX?
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Will MX Boot Repair from live do what penguin wants? (Restore Windows boot when linux partitions have all been removed.)

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Re: It is possible to build boot-repair deb ?

#6 Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:44 am

GuiGuy wrote:
anticapitalista wrote:Why not use the bootrepair app already included with MX?
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Will MX Boot Repair from live do what penguin wants? (Restore Windows boot when linux partitions have all been removed.)
No. although a windows boot media can.

Although I think technically you can do this with testdisk. Its been a long time and I don't remember the particulars.
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Re: It is possible to build boot-repair deb ?

#7 Post by GuiGuy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:11 am

Thanks DO,
IMO the fear of losing their MSwindows is a huge deterrent to newbies who might try linux.

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Re: It is possible to build boot-repair deb ?

#8 Post by anticapitalista » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:27 am

GuiGuy wrote:
anticapitalista wrote:Why not use the bootrepair app already included with MX?
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Will MX Boot Repair from live do what penguin wants? (Restore Windows boot when linux partitions have all been removed.)
penguin didn't say what he wanted to do until after I posted.
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Re: It is possible to build boot-repair deb ?

#9 Post by GuiGuy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:36 am

Stevo wrote:No, Sparky is based on Stretch or maybe Debian Buster by now. I'll take a look at the application.
Penguin seems to have lost interest, but I hope you can find time to look at this.
MX already has the finest set of tools in the business, and this would put the icing on the cake.

Anti, I did not mean to criticize : you are my hero now WW has "retired".

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