The drive containing windows 8 automatically boots to grub after installing ubuntu 14.04. I may have made a mistake when assigning which drive to install grub on, so now it has been 6 hours of panic mode trying to repair my windows 8 drive to become boot-able again.
Here is the kicker: If you look at the log, you'll see boot-repair finds a copy of Windows 8 on the "Agility" drive, which is two 120GB SSDs raided together.
isw_dhifdabdha_OCZAgility1: ____________________________________________________ File system: ntfs Boot sector type: Windows 8/2012: NTFS Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block. Operating System: Windows 8 Boot files: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe
This particular installation of windows 8 is irrelevant. I have multiple windows versions installed on most of the drives, but the important win8 copy isn't installed on the OCZagility drives, but on the 500GB drive listed below.
Drive: sde _____________________________________________________________________ Disk /dev/sde: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System /dev/sde1 2,048 976,771,071 976,769,024 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
I've tried the following:
- Running boot-repair's recommended settings (Log file: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7977078/)
- Select the drive manually in the UEFI bios menu (It boots to grub..)
- Running windows 8 repair (It can't repair anything, which I suspect is because its trying to repair the OCZAgility drive. Missing boot flag? I dunno?)
- I'm able to boot into ubuntu just fine
- Ubuntu was installed as legacy, not EFI mode. I've read that was a mistake.
- The grub menu shows "Ubuntu" and the windows 8 installed on the agility raid drive (not the 500GB)
- The windows drive I'm trying to boot to is mounted inside Ubuntu. I have no problems viewing the files. So I know windows 8 is on there...I just need to boot to it!
- During my research, I came across https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI#Converting_Ubuntu_into_EFI_or_Legacy_mode , which details steps to convert Ubuntu to EFI. Those instructions want me separate /boot/efi partition. Is this the right approach? Will that further complicate the situation? I'm scared to pull the trigger without further input from someone with more experience.
Any guidance would be MOST appreciated.