[I'm a beginner to Linux] Hi I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8 following instructions in here - http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html
Without much awareness of UEFI boot mode, I selected /dev/sda (not an EFI boot partition) for boot loader during the Ubuntu installation. I couldn't boot to Ubuntu, it always boots Windows 8.
Based on advice in the forums, booted using live CD and tried Boot repair.
Beginning with "Recommended repair", I tried several attempts still unable to fix anything.
Here are the key settings in the last attempt:
Associated boot partition with EFI option (which is in /dev/sda7)
Selected to use default EFI file name and to backup and rename Windows EFI file names.
Like I said, no solution yet.
Here is the paste bin link http://paste.ubuntu.com/7703609/ Few things I noticed in this output (not sure if they are relevant)
Unusual EFI: Please report this message to firstname.lastname@example.org
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
Should I try to do a clean reinstall selecting /dev/sda7 as bootloader? will it break Windows?
Thanks in advance!