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Before starting, I'd like to point out that after checking out alot of topics on the forum, I still haven't found a solution that works for me, so I hope this doesn't get flagged as a quesiton already answered.

EIther way, I'm using a laptop with W8.1 installed(came with windows 8 pre-installed), and I have been having trouble getting it to dual boot. I'm pretty noob at linux in general, although I've installed several other dual boots(bios installs though).

I started by deactivating SECURE BOOT and enabling CSM, so i could finally boot from live usb with ubuntu on it. I managed to get to the ubuntu install, installed side by side with windows 8.1, but now the problem is that when I reboot, i don't see the grub menu!

When i boot from live USB, heres the gparted: http://picpaste.com/WP_20140606_09_44_14_Pro-S72MsTEm.jpg

Also, interesting fact, when i choose from liveUSB menu to boot from primary partition, I get a busybox command line!

Thanks for anyone who can throw me a line :)

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Sorry to hear that. you said you can boot from liveusb right?? –  Olu Doug Jun 6 at 8:08
    
Yeah, i can. Just when i restart after install, i go directly to windows. And when i choose boot from primary partition(in the live usb menu (which i feel like should send me straight to windows like when i restart), this busubox command line shows up. :( real sad, really love linux –  poloroid Jun 6 at 8:28
    
Looks like Ubuntu isn't having access to the Windows Bootloader so try to Re-install Ubuntu through the stick but this time when you reach a part that asks you to import bootloader, select the windows boot loader and import it. It should work out. Try that and tell me how it works for you. –  Olu Doug Jun 6 at 8:39
    
thanks :) install should be don in 30min –  poloroid Jun 6 at 8:41
    
Hey olu, i have choice between choosing Windows recovery environment or Windows 8 loader( i should take windows8 (loader) right? –  poloroid Jun 6 at 8:51

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