So I think I have a unique situation here. My work computer came with windows 8 preinstalled on an SSD. The SSD was needed elsewhere and I got a new one in the mail. To preserve windows 8, a coworker cloned the operating system to an image file using dd.
Note I have two drives, an 256gb ssd, and a 1tb sata.
I then installed Ubuntu 13.10 to my new SSD and it works splendidly. When it came time to dd the image file onto my sata hard drive, the dd went well as well. Mounting the filesystem from within ubuntu, all of the files etc are there.
This sata is the first connected hard disk (sda1) and windows has the whole partition to itself.
The problem: Grub won't recognize windows 8. It was a factory install which means that I believe it was installed with efi. Ubuntu currently does not boot in UEFI mode. Even by restoring the mbr on sda with the default HD to boot being sdb, overriding it to boot to sda which shouldnt have grub and thereby should just try to boot to the disk nothing happens.
Can someone link me to some relevant resources pertinent to fixing this situation?