I am trying to get linux back running on my laptop that has Win8.
It used to run before I upgraded to Win8.1 but now, whenever I choose Linux in the boot menu it just returns some messages saying that it failed to mount. The errors are the following:
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I then tried to boot Ubuntu from a USB drive to recover it. However, Ubuntu never loads and either: freezes in a blank screen with a blinking _ or loads Win8 instead if I boot from a Ubuntu DVD. (I took care to see the boot priorities in BIOS)
So my questions are the following:
- Do you have any idea of what might have broken Ubuntu in the first place? I didn't remember messing around with it. Would the upgrade to Win8.1 really break it?
- Is there any way to recover it, without breaking Win8 and without having to reinstall it? Or would you just advise me to reinstall it fresh?
I was able to run the LiveUSB by having UEFI enabled.
Running Boot-Repair from a LiveUSB now rendered the laptop unusable since none of the OS work. The log from the Boot-Repair is in here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7691026/ Ran Boot-Repair again, still to no avail: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7691350/
Note that Boot-Repair is selecting /sdb in
Restore the MBR of: sdb (generic mbr). I have no other option to choose in here besides others for sdb, although linux is installed in sda3, sda5 and sda6 as you can see from this screen
I can, however, enter GRUB. I have
GNU GRUB version 2.00-13ubuntu3 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions.
I appreciate all the help