I'm asking this question because it seems like every single answer is install Ubuntu breaking windows 8 -> boot from live cd -> run boot-repair -> done.
What happens when boot repair won't work?
I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 as usually and noticed that the installer did not recognize any other OS in the disk but it recognized the contents of it. So I went ahead and proceeded to install and swap in the empty space I created earlier (separately, I meant) and the boot loader in
sda (like I've done so many times in non-UEFI machines).
But after the installation was completed, I was unable to get grub working, it just booted directly into Ubuntu with no grub and then I followed the Magic boot repair path and ended up with a black screen and a
I searched everywhere and all I found was
boot-repair. I gave up and went to recover the system which deleted all the contents of my drive to its original state (which is fine since the system is new).
I really need Ubuntu for work and I can't find another way to install it anywhere.
- Windows 8 came pre-installed in UEFI mode (checked via power-shell).
- I disabled fast-boot and secure-boot (no 'EFI boot' option in my BIOS) before the install.
- Ubuntu started in UEFI mode when installing (confirmed by the look of the 'try Ubuntu or install it menu).
- My BIOS looks exactly like a normal BIOS, no fancy looking menu like many videos I've seen (no mouse support either).
Is there anything else I can do?