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1answer
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 13.10. “Can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod”

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 8.1 to boot together. I installed Ubuntu on my main hard drive (which came with Windows pre-installed). However, when I tried to boot Ubuntu, it just ...
2
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2answers
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 Have Improved UEFI Support Or Will We Be Using Boot-repair For The Next 5 Years? [closed]

Everyday I see questions on here about someone unable to get Ubuntu to play nice with UEFI. They are soon reminded they aren't in Kansas anymore, told to follow the yellow brick road, see the wizard, ...
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1answer
70 views

Ubuntu 12.04 boot-repair gets in infinite loop

I am attempting to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8.1, but I am unable to run a LiveUSB without turning on legacy mode first. In legacy mode I was able to install. I planned to fix the legacy ...
0
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1answer
58 views

Windows 8 missing from GRUB menu

I have windows 8 preinstalled on my laptop. Initially I installed Ubuntu 12 LTS but I coudnt boot it with UEFI enabled, on using boot-repair it told me that this version of ubuntu is not supported by ...
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2answers
81 views

Can't boot to windows after ubuntu install

I've installed ubuntu, but now i can't boot to windows. Here is my boot repair output. How can i solve this problem?
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0answers
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“You have installed on Sda7 a Linux version which is not EFI-compatible”

You have installed on Sda7 a Linux version which is not EFI-compatible. It is probably incompatible with your computer. Please install an EFI-compatible system. For example Linux-secure-remix-64bit ...
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2answers
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 - no operating system found

I am struggling to finalize my attempt to run Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 on my new Sony Vaio Pro. After long hours of research I feel I am stuck. I was booting from a USB, let me outline what ...
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1answer
127 views

Are all three grub entries after running Boot-Repair needed?

After running Boot-Repair to fix things when dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04.3, multiple entries are left in the grub menu. Three come from menuentry "Windows UEFI bkpbootmgfw.efi" { search ...
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2answers
709 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
363 views

GRUB not booting correctly after dual boot install

I followed these instructions to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) I was successfully able to install ubuntu. But then I ...
0
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1answer
303 views

How to repair GRUB from backup?

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 in dualboot. But the problem was that Windows didn't boot when GRUB is set as primary bootloader in BIOS. When the Windows EFI partition was checked as primary, ...
0
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1answer
324 views

How change to EFI mode

I have run ubuntu's boot-repair and got this warning: "The boot of your PC is in Legacy mode. You may want to retry after changing it to EFI mode." How do I change to EFI mode? Is this done in the ...
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5answers
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13.10 on vaio pro with UEFI

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my vaio pro in UEFI mode but it failed (i.e. when I reboot, Ubuntu is not detected). So I installed boot-repair in a live session and used the recommended repair ...
0
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1answer
3k views

stuck in grub rescue mode after installing ubuntu alongside Windows 8

I tried to install ubuntu 13.04 on my new Lenovo G500 which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I shrunk the main OS (Win 8) partition and then disabled fast boot in the power options in Win 8. Then I ...
3
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1answer
140 views

Ubuntu Dual Boot windows 8

I installed ubuntu 13.xxxx the latest version for desktop. I did so as a dual boot with uefi and secureboot enabled. Now I can boot into ubuntu just fine. However, I can't boot to windows 8. I have ...
2
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1answer
640 views

Unable to repair boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Samsung laptop NP350E7C. It comes with Windows 8 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. The first time I installed it with the live USB, it worked, but windows stopped working. I repaired ...
0
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1answer
2k views

ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my brother's Windows 8 computer. The computer is brand new and came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I partitioned his C: and installed Ubuntu manually, as the ...
2
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2answers
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Unable to boot ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6036784 I used boot repair commands on try Ubuntu terminal. It said "EFI detected check options" I used the recommended repair option. In the end it said "buggy kernel ...
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1answer
203 views

Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot windows 8- Problem

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 in EFI mode on my dell inspiron 15z successfully. When I boot my laptop in UEFI mode with secure boot off, I get blank ubuntu screen- I got no activity on hard disk LED ...
0
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1answer
634 views

Windows 8 partition does not boot

I am unable to boot my Windows 8 partition, I have tried using boot repair several times. I no longer see the EFI folder in my Windows partition. I have tried editing the 40_custom file: ...
0
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1answer
328 views

ubuntu 13.04 does not work after Windows8 update

I am using ubuntu 13.04 on my w-530 laptop. The laptop came with a pre-installed version of windows 8. I somehow managed to install ubuntu 13.04 on it and it was working very well. But, I needed to ...
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2answers
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Dualboot (Win 8 / Ubuntu 13) is stuck at 'switching to clocksource'

for days I have been crawling the web for solutions to my problem, but couln't find any. Here it is: I got a new Laptop (ASUS Vivobook S200E) with Win 8 OEM preinstalled. I wanted to create a ...
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3answers
617 views

Windows 7/Ubuntu installed on seperate drives, get Invalid EFI message when selecting Windows at boot

I recently decided to take the plunge with Linux, by installing what I understand is the most user friendly of the distributions, Ubuntu. I had a spare HDD going, after switching to an SSD for my Win ...
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2answers
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After installing ubuntu 12.04.2, I can't load windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a laptop with in-built windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 64 bit via the method shown on this Ubuntu page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI After use boot-repair, in GRUB menu it shows ...
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1answer
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Grub EFI entries and Boot-Repair

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell laptop with OEM Windows 8 on it. At first, my Grub menu didn't show at all, so I changed the /etc/default/grub file commenting the line GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0. After ...
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1answer
2k views

How to solve 'error: invalid efi path' while trying to boot Windows 7?

Here is the output of boot-repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5706404/ The GRUB keeps telling me this while I try to boot into Windows: error: invalid efi path I can boot into Ubuntu without ...
0
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1answer
3k views

Windows 8 won't boot via grub after intalling 12.10 with boot-repair

I hope someone here might be able to help me. I've just purchased a new Acer Aspire V3-771G laptop which came pre-installed with windows 8. I shrunk the main windows partition and installed ubuntu ...
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1answer
3k views

Dual boot problem Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. But when selecting Windows 8 to boot I get following error: error: unknown command 'drivemap' error: invalid EFI filepath I ...
0
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1answer
194 views

Unable to get the grub even after Boot-Repair is performed [duplicate]

I have hp pavillion sleekbook 14 with windows 8. I installed ubuntu only to find out that it cant be booted. I performed boot-repair as others in this forum have did. The boot-repair was successful. ...
0
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1answer
356 views

Boot-Repair stuck at “Reinstall GRUB”

I bought a new Sony Vaio E14P series laptop. It has pre-installed Windows 8, and I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit. I have disabled secure boot and installed Ubuntu without any problem ...
0
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1answer
202 views

Dual booting issues, windows 8, 12.10, eufi

I just purchased a Windows 8 desktop and set about installing ubuntu. The installer couldn't read the hdd, so I installed ubuntu to a separate drive. Now I can't boot into windows, says grub can't ...
2
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2answers
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Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 + Invalid EFI file path + Boot repair + Grub many entries

I've a ASUS N56VZ with Intel Core i7 - 3610QM, with Win 7 Home Premium x64 pre-installed. This computer come with EFI instead of the traditional BIOS. When I bought it, I had 3 visible partitions. C ...
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2answers
754 views

UEFI dual-boot, how to load recovery partition (Windows 8) after installing Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu (~EFI mode) in a ASUS Zenbook UX32VD, which has Windows 8 pre-installed. It had Security Boot disabled. I installed grub in the same partition I put the root directory (sda7 in ...
2
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4answers
7k views

How do I get my HP laptop to boot into grub from my new efi file?

I have an HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 laptop that I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot with the original windows 8. I used boot-repair to get set up to boot into grub. My issue is that I have not ...
0
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2answers
4k views

Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 - thinkpad x230 [duplicate]

I am having problems getting grub to load Windows 8 properly after installing Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 on a solid state drive. Here's what I did: Fresh install of Windows 8 using USB recovery ...
2
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1answer
4k views

grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sda1

I'm trying to add windows 7 for my new 12.10 grub bootloader. None of the things worked out; such as .. copying bootx64.efi methods, I'm getting this output: grub-probe --target=fs_uuid ...
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1answer
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The disk drive /boot/efi is not ready yet or not present Error

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit version. I have no problem with it until we tried to take a backup by using Acronis True Image software. Normally, Ubuntu was seen under BIOS menu under "EFI Boot" ...