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How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB?

This question is similar to the answer of Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI along Windows 8 (GRUB - error: can't find command drivemap), but Windows 8 is installed on a legacy partitioned drive. ...
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1answer
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Dual Boot problems 13.10

my windows 8.1 loads up fine if I turn on secure boot but for me to load up ubuntu I have to change my settings to legacy mode and the reason I installed it this way was because it wouldnt display the ...
0
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0answers
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Errors after installing UEFI Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot with Windows 8 64-bit

This is a possible duplicate question, but I wanted to ask for more opinions to proceed further, because I am not exactly a linux-guru, just an average user. I have a new ASUS x550LA notebook with ...
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Install Windows 8 over Ubuntu [closed]

I recently bought a Windows 8 laptop and installed Xubuntu 13.10 over it, creating a recovery drive for Windows 8 first. I want to re-install windows from the recovery drive but can't find a way to ...
0
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1answer
46 views

Installing (any) Windows after Ubuntu - UEFI problem? [closed]

I'm a happy Ubuntu user, but I want to install WinXP, Win7 OR Win8 in dual boot in order to play Guild Wars 2. From all I've read, it seemed like a straightforward process: Create empty NTFS ...
0
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0answers
36 views

Ubuntu will not boot after trying to install Windows 8

I am running the last version of Ubuntu. I was trying to install Windows 8 to do a dual boot with Ubuntu. The only disk I had was a Windows 8 recovery disk. The disk ran for a while, then the message: ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 via USB with UEFI [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as a dual boot on a Windows 8.1 machine. I have a bootable USB drive, and it shows up in the boot menu, but when I try to select the USB to boot from that and install ...
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1answer
79 views

How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, but I can't do the partitioning because Ubuntu does not recognize Windows 8.1. Everything was OK in Ubuntu, but when I shut down Ubuntu and booted to ...
0
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0answers
72 views

Ubuntu won't load after installation (UEFI problem?)

I just bought a new notebook, HP 250 G2, with no operating system (only FreeDOS) so I thought I could just install Ubuntu without any of the problems I had previously experienced on other machines ...
0
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1answer
83 views

Acer aspire V3-571 UEFI and fast boot issues

I have windows 8.1, and I want to give ubuntu a go. I started looking at a few dual boot guides and tried disabling fast boot and switching to legacy BIOS. When looking for fastboot setting, i went ...
0
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1answer
41 views

Grub chainloader doesn't work with Windows 8

What should I enter below to run Windows 8 from the Grub menu? I'm a total newbie, and it doesn't work from the beginning somehow. Ubuntu works perfectly fine, but Windows gives me some error message ...
1
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1answer
50 views

Ubuntu 12.04 no longer boots on Toshiba Satellite after Windows upgrade

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-S5372, which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I succeeded to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it (intending to dual-boot), but the UEFI refused to recognize it and went to ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Install Linux next to Window after reserved Linux SSD is broken

I have (or had) two disks in my laptop: a SSD, where I had Ubuntu installed, and a HDD, where 50% was used for Windows 8 and the other half for lvm2 used in Linux. However, unfortunately my SSD is ...
0
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2answers
102 views

Can't boot to Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

First of all, I know a lot of people has asked this question, but after revising a lot of questions, I didn't find my answer so I ask here because I'm desesperated and I need a solution... Here's my ...
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2answers
126 views

System BIOS doesn't show Ubuntu as boot option after installation?

After trying and failing many times to create a bootable USB, I finally managed to create one using Universal USB Installer from PenDriveLinux.com. I created a bootable USB with Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Ubuntu/Windows 8 Dual Boot Issues

Recently I was able to dual boot my pre-installed Windows 8 laptop with Ubuntu 13.04; however, I had to delete the Ubuntu partition. Because of this I had to restore my laptop to factory settings. ...
0
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1answer
103 views

Would Ubuntu 13.10 work on unallocated space with Windows 8.1?

I've not been able to find this answer anywhere else. Are you able to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 on unallocated space? I did this with Windows 7, but I had to cover all of those ...
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2answers
104 views

Ubuntu installation issue side by side windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have pre-installed windows 8.1 and I installed ubuntu 13.10. This is what I see - Boot Mode - [Legacy] Boot Priority - [UEFI] Issue here is when I restart my computer it doesn't ask for ...
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1answer
283 views

Install Ubuntu along Windows 8 with UEFI (can't get to installation screen)

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8 for three days now. I have a simple notebook with no CD/DVD drive, so I am using a USB stick for it and I used the recommended usb boot creator ...
0
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0answers
149 views

Dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 - getting efi disk read error

I am new to this dual booting and Linux thing. At first I got pre-installed Windows 8 Laptop with UEFI thing ( I heard its mess for dual booting ) I wanted to try Linux and its pretty cool :) I ...
0
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1answer
86 views

Dual Boot Problems 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
68 views

Windows 8 crashed after ubuntu 12.04

Windows 8: I had windows 8 on my laptop - lenovo G500 essential, 1TB hard disk. I shrinked C drive and obtained 435GB as unallocated space. BIOS: I disabled secure boot and enabled uefi. Installing ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Cannot install Ubuntu 12 on Windows 8 machine with UEFI

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a windows 8 machine, but I'm unable to do it. After the point where the installation checks if I have enough space, an internet connection, a check box for updating the ...
3
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1answer
138 views

How can I read the Windows 8 licence key with Ubuntu?

I have a dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu on my Laptop. Is it possible to read the Windows licence key under ubuntu? (I guess it is hidden in the Windows registry somehow)
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1answer
127 views

Dual Booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Win 8 problems [closed]

Before I begin : I have read many of the questions and solutions available here and on other sites to no avail. I hope I am not asking a duplicate question, but I am an admitted Linux novice. My ...
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0answers
57 views

Dualboot Ubuntu 12.04 Windows 8.1

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 earlier. I tried to install another Windows 8.1 OS HDD into my computer. The system made a boot menu automatically with Win 8.1 Entry, but it does not work. I get error ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Upgrading dualboot to Win 8.1

I have my Ideapad Y400 dualbooting Ubuntu 13.10 and Win8, both in EFI. I don't honestly know how I managed it. Is there any chance that updating Win8 to Win8.1 via the Microsoft Store would break my ...
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0answers
39 views

“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 ...
0
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1answer
187 views

Unable to installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1

Here is a duplicate of the thread, but I need an answer so I decided to open up another question. So, here is my problem, I want to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1. I boot up the ubuntu live ...
1
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0answers
90 views

How do I install Ubuntu on a Pre-installed Windows 8 laptop? [duplicate]

I spent this whole weekend trying to come up with a solution on my MSI GT70. Right now, I can boot using a Live USB under legacy mode with nomodeset. However, I have trouble with booting it under ...
0
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0answers
103 views

Attempted to dual-boot, when I select Windows 8 loader, GRUB says “unknown: drivemap”?

Last night I booted Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB, and selected the install alongside Windows 8 option. I'm able to boot Ubuntu now with no issues, however, now I cannot access Windows 8! When I select the ...
0
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0answers
45 views

Windows 8 does not boot

I have a Samsung laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. Today I tried to install Ubuntu 13. 04. I chose the option "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8" and it worked well. After finishing the ...
0
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1answer
79 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a partition in Windows 8.1 PC with UEFI firmware [duplicate]

I had purchased a new ASUS G55V Laptop, that comes with installed Windows 8. A few months ago, I tried to install Ubuntu on a separate partition. However, things went haywire and my laptop was ...
1
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3answers
221 views

Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer UEFI not recognizing Windows 8

As stated in the title, Ubuntu installer does not recognize Windows 8 and it will not offer the "Install along with Windows" option. Only "Erase everything" or "Something else". How can I solve this? ...
1
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1answer
64 views

Dual-booting Ubuntu with Windows 8, Motherboard Settings inaccessible

I have a Lenovo G580 with Windows 8 preinstalled with 1 Terabyte Hard Drive and 4Gb RAM. Now the thing is, I installed Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit version via a flash drive and status on the that moment was ...
0
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0answers
684 views

Dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 13.10 on Lenovo G510

I recently got a Lenovo G510 laptop with windows 8 pre loaded. I wanted to dual boot ubuntu with this windows and was stuck at trying to understand secure boot. Right now I know of these steps to ...
0
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0answers
238 views

efidisk read error w/ dual boot Ubuntu 12.04.3 in asus n56j

I'm installing Ubuntu in my asus n56j machine. The idea is that I would have a dual boot machine between Windows 8 and Linux Ubuntu. I've followed this steps in the bios system, encountered here ...
0
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1answer
43 views

How can I boot back into Windows 8 after intalling Ubuntu?

So, I have a Dell Laptop, and I've been interested in Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu, just because Ubuntu seems interesting and I enjoy fiddling with things. I have Ubuntu up and running, but now ...
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0answers
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no bootable devices | Win8 UEFI + Ubuntu | after boot-repair “winEFI detected, do you …”

I have a Dell Precision M6700 with Win8 preinstalled. Wanted to install Ubuntu. I am not an expert on grub/boot/UEFI stuff, so followed advice on different forums. Did the following: unchecked ...
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1answer
71 views

Win 8.1 corrupts UEFI grub loading on restart

When I restart (or shut down) Windows 8.1, it always corrupts the grub UEFI partition. Next time I boot, GRUB says: GRUB Loading stage1.5. GRUB loading, please wait... Error 17 I have ...
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1answer
192 views

Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04lts Dual Boot Issues

I've searched through here and have tried to fix this issue but nothing seems to work. I recently installed Ubuntu on my HP PC that came with Windows 8 pre-installed via UEFI. I'm new to Ubuntu and ...
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0answers
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accidentally covered UEFI partition by GRUB while installing Ubuntu with WIN8 [closed]

I have just tried to install Ubuntu and run parallel with WIN8. As I wanted to adjust the new Ubuntu partition, I used the something else option while using the USB thumb drive with the Ubuntu install ...
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3answers
2k views

Change Legacy mode to UEFI after installing Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Ideapad with pre-installed Windows 8.1 In order to install Ubuntu I disabled secure boot and changed boot mode from UEFI to Legacy. This allowed me to install Ubuntu and the grub ...
0
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0answers
87 views

Dual boot Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 : Cannot see partitions [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Toshiba E45t-A4300 laptop running Windows 8.1. After booting from Live USB, during the installation process, it does not take me into the screen with the ...
0
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1answer
151 views

Unable to boot from USB drive [duplicate]

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 13.10 from a USB Drive. I was expecting a regulation procedure: BIOS>BOOT-order-tweak>boot-from-USB. But it didn't work. I recently upgraded from a 7 year old laptop, and am ...
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2answers
3k views

Can not install ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I wanted to install ubuntu 12.04 alongside my windows 8.1 (model Asus X55c) . I followed instructions of the forums and disabled fast boot. But I didn't find any option to disable UEFI mode in boot ...
0
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1answer
159 views

Install Ubuntu on windows 8 HDD / SSD system

I have recently bought a laptop with an SSD of 128 GB and a HDD of 1 TB. Currently I am running windows 8. Windows is installed on the 128 GB SSD (C drive) and I use the 1 TB drive for data storage ...
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0answers
19 views

binary white-listed? with usb [duplicate]

I was intalled ubuntu 12.04 in my Asus S7765 w8 x64 with USB, when I restar my notebook apears this "binary white-listed" after this only show the console and the commands. please help me What I make ...
0
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1answer
289 views

Boot-Repair Ubuntu 12.04.3 whilst leaving SecureBoot on

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.3, and afterwards Ubuntu boots perfectly (even with SecureBoot still enabled etc), however selecting Windows 8 leads to the common errors: Secure Boot forbids loading ...
0
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1answer
645 views

How to install Ubuntu on windows 8.1 Pre-Installed [duplicate]

Ive been reading all of the ask ubuntu questions i can find, but im still having trouble getting ubuntu installed on my new laptop! it came pre-installed with windows 8.1 and id like to dual boot with ...