Here is the layout of my disk:
- /dev/sda1 (EFI partition)
- /dev/sda2 (Recovery partition)
- /dev/sda4 (Windows 7 partition -- boot)
- /dev/sda5 (/boot)
- /dev/sda6 (swap)
- /dev/sda7 (/)
I have been trying to use windows boot manager to manage the boot between windows 7 and windows 8. The laptop came with windows 8 (UEFI GPT) and I installed windows 7 into the partition where windows 8 used to reside. I am pretty sure that it just boots into that partition (sda4). I then followed this guide to try to get linux to boot from the windows boot manager. However, when I get to the selection menu and I select the Ubuntu choice, I get a "Windows failed to start" error and it asks me to insert the windows repair disc to repair it. If I select the windows choice, it boots into Windows 7 just fine.
Any ideas of how to point the boot to the linux boot to get Ubuntu to boot up?