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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?)

Known facts:

  • 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!


Any guidance would be MOST appreciated.

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