I am new to the Linux/Ubuntu world and I am interested in continuing, but from the beginning I am already having problems with dual booting a preinstalled Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. I have a Lenovo IdeaPad p500 touch 64-bit 6GB RAM 1TB hard drive preinstalled with Windows 8 and a few weeks ago updated to Windows 8.1.
I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a USB and booted from there. So far Ubuntu works perfectly (I'm still learning though), but Windows 8.1 does not load anymore. When I restart my computer these are the options I see:
Ubuntu advanced mode
Windows Boot Manager (on /dev/sda2)
- System setup
Then when I select Windows Boot Manager (on /dev/sda2), a black screen appears with this error
error: file`/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi' not found. Press any key to continue..._
I have tried to run Boot Repair from the terminal by typing
boot-repair, but then I get this error:
/usr/share/boot-sav/gui-g2slaunch.sh: line 33: hash: gksudo: not found /usr/share/boot-sav/gui-g2slaunch.sh: line 35: hash: gksu: not found
I have tried to burn boot-repair-64-bit-iso on a CD and boot from it, but there is no option to boot from a CD in the BIOS.
This is some information about my partitions if it helps:
NAME FSTYPE LABEL MOUNTPOINT NAME SIZE OWNER GROUP MODE sda sda 931.5G root disk brw-rw---- ├─sda1 ntfs WINRE_DRV ├─sda1 1000M root disk brw-rw---- ├─sda2 vfat SYSTEM_DRV /boot/efi ├─sda2 260M root disk brw-rw---- ├─sda3 vfat LRS_ESP ├─sda3 1000M root disk brw-rw---- ├─sda4 ├─sda4 128M root disk brw-rw---- ├─sda5 ntfs Windows8_OS ├─sda5 792.7G root disk brw-rw---- ├─sda6 ntfs ├─sda6 450M root disk brw-rw---- ├─sda7 ntfs LENOVO ├─sda7 25G root disk brw-rw---- ├─sda8 ntfs PBR_DRV ├─sda8 20G root disk brw-rw---- ├─sda9 ├─sda9 1.9G root disk brw-rw---- └─sda10 ext4 / └─sda10 89.1G root disk brw-rw---- sr0 iso9660 Boot-Repair-Disk 64bit /media/ubu sr0 507.9M root cdrom brw-rw----
Please respond as simply and in as detailed a fashion as possible. Thanks and I appreciate the help in advance!!!