I've installed Ubuntu on other machines with no issues. I got cocky and didn't look into all the issues with UEFI, secure boot, etc. so I didn't create a backup or recovery for Win8.
When I rebooted after the install, I saw this message:
Boot Failure: a proper digital signature was not found. One of the files on the selected boot device was rejected by the Secure Boot Feature
I managed to access BIOS and turned off secure boot. That gave me access to the boot loader for Ubuntu, but I can only access Ubuntu now. I installed boot repair from YannBuntu, here is the BootInfo summary:
Attempting to run
fdisk -l in terminal gives no output. Accessing the disk from Unity shows the partition I created for Ubuntu,
swap, and a lot of free space. I fear I managed to delete Windows 8 from the hard drive.
EDIT: I'm an idiot and forgot
sudo. Here's the output from
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 976773167 488386583+ ee GPT Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary. Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1: 10.0 GB, 10000269312 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1215 cylinders, total 19531776 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0xf048c62d Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
I've tried adding Windows 8 to the boot loader, but can't figure out how to do that. Also, advanced options in Boot Repair doesn't allow me to select "Repair Windows boot files".
Is there any way I can recover the data (pictures, video, etc) I had on windows?
Ideally, I'd like to get back into windows if it still exists, recover the entire partition to windows, then reinstall ubuntu properly.
If that doesn't work, I'd like to recover my files from windows and re-install ubuntu as the only OS.
If that doesn't work, I'll just re-install ubuntu as the only OS and consider the lost files the price of stupidity.
Any help is greatly appreciated.