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I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto my laptop. I removed the Windows 8.1 drive and put in a brand new SSD and installed Mint 14 (Petra) first. It wouldn't boot. I decided to have a crack at Ubuntu 14.04 and told it to delete the Mint installation and it also wouldn't boot. I've reinstalled the thing so many times and tried different things but am a newbie to Linux and don't really know what to do. So, I've reinstalled Ubuntu again, then ran Boot-Repair which gave me this link as a reference. http://paste.ubuntu.com/7807920/ Is anyone able to give me a nudge or two in the direction that can leave me with a working Linux on my laptop. I'd hate to have to drag the Windows 8.1 disk back out and shove it in. Thanks in advance.

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Check your BIOS settings. Your Ubuntu install has an EFI grub. Have you set your BIOS to boot from the SSD and disabled Secure Boot? What laptop is this? –  bain Jul 17 '14 at 10:29

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