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Boot-repair stuck at os-prober after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 beside Windows 8.1

I am using an HP Envy 14t Laptop which had Windows 8.1 pre-installed in it, it has its recovery files in an SSD. I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 following the instructions provided here: Installing Ubuntu ...
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os-prober fails to identify a linux system so I need to write a custom grub2 menu entry as a workaround, how?

I want to add a custom menu to grub2 like this (as /etc/grub.d/40_custom): #!/bin/sh exec tail -n +3 $0 # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the # menu entries ...