I am having Lenovo Ideapad Z570 which came with windows 7 home premium pre-installed with it.I have now removed windows 7 and installed windows 8 in it.But now when I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside,the GRUB menu isn't showing at startup. I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 and then 12.10.Once I did boot-repair also but after this,it ended up with grub-rescue. Is there a way to install Ubuntu .Should I try with newer versions of ubuntu like 13.04?

  • did you installed ubuntu alongwith windows?Trying to install ubuntu means why do you run boot-repair? Dec 19, 2013 at 6:10
  • Yes,I installed ubuntu alongwith windows 8.After installation,when I restarted,there was no grub menu,windows started automatically.I can't enter into ubuntu.So,i tried boot-repair from live-cd. Dec 19, 2013 at 6:18
  • paste the boot-repair log in pastebin.com and then post the link here. Dec 19, 2013 at 6:24
  • I am on windows 8 now and I again have to boot from live-cd for this and there is a risk of loosing windows 8 bootmgr again.Earlier when I tried boot-repair I had to reinstall windows 8. Dec 19, 2013 at 6:33
  • boot ubuntu live usb/cd,click on try ubuntu then connect to the internet and install gparted by running sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gparted and upload it's screenshot to imgur.com.After that post the screenshot link here. Dec 19, 2013 at 6:37

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You have to change UEFI mode to Legacy mode in bios.After changing and save the changes, ran boot-repair.

  • I don't have UEFI mode in my bios.It comes with windows 8 laptop.My laptop had windows 7 pre-installed. Dec 19, 2013 at 7:01
  • no legacy boot,then post the boot-repair log.Nothing to worry,your windows datas won't be gone. Dec 19, 2013 at 7:04
  • there was lot of methods to make ubuntu to boot,plz keep in touch. Dec 19, 2013 at 7:05
  • I need to do the recommended repair only?? Dec 19, 2013 at 7:09
  • yes,recommended repair only. Dec 19, 2013 at 7:11

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