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I did everything written here http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html?m=1 and when finished installing Ubuntu I rebooted my laptop and chose "Windows 8 loader". But it tells me you can't boot Windows 8.

I turned the laptop off and booted into Ubuntu and run boot repair. When it finished, i write down this on a paper
http://paste.ubuntu.com/7069803/ then I rebooted my laptop but it gave me:

error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found 
entering rescue mode... 

I insert my live USB and the same thing happens. Is there any solution?

the boot repair cd didnt launch so i enter the BIOS settings and enabled the EFI boot . and when i reboot it boot to win8 directly i dnt know what to do now any suggestion

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You should download Boot Repair iso image, and burn it on a CD or write it with Unetbootin on some USB stick (1-2 GB pendrive is enough for what you need). Boot Repair is a very important tool for people who decide to install Ubuntu in a dual-boot configuration with windows. Use it every time when your computer refuses to boot into either Ubuntu or Windows OS.

But first you need to fix boot problems for Windows and restore Windows 8 bootloader to its original state (use your original Win8 DVD or choose the best solution you can find on Win8 forums for this one).

Once you are sure Win8 boots ok the second step would be to use your new Boot Repair CD to be able to boot into Ubuntu too. Use the 'Recommended Repair' option listed first in the Boot Repair menu, it should work fine.

Usually, the bootloader for Ubuntu is to be installed on the partition where you first installed Windows, but I think it would be better in the future to choose to install the bootloader on your Linux partition, and after Ubuntu installation is finished and you reboot computer, you can use Boot Repair CD to automatically fix your boot problems so you be able to use Windows and Ubuntu.

If you choose to install bootloader on your Windows partition you can find that after first reboot you can boot Ubuntu but not Windows as usual.

Win8 bootloader is somehow tricky and comes up with some new security features so ask someone who really knows his stuff and can offer you a viable solution to first repair you windows installation, and only after that to be able to use the Boot Repair CD.

You can find an alternative solution for your problem here: How to Load ubuntu with windows 8 boot loader

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the boot repair cd didnt launch bro but i enabled EFI boot . now i can boot to win8 –  user256868 Mar 11 '14 at 20:22
Good for you! I hope you like win8 because i have never tested it except for about 1 hour or so when one of my friends let me play with his ... pc. I think win8 is as close to linux as windows can get, and that sucks if you like playing games like I do. Still, win8 looks ok if you're into that kind of things. –  Taz D. Mar 12 '14 at 16:10
yeah its nice and much faster then other versions of windows –  user256868 Mar 12 '14 at 17:08

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