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    No bootable drives after Ubuntu Dual-Boot with Windows 7

    I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my new ASUS k55a laptop today, and somehow managed to lose access to all partitions on my computer. I tried boot-repair and reinstalling ubuntu but it's not helping. When I try to turn on my computer after the installation, it says to "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device" on a black screen. In BIOS, there's no noticeable bootable options aside from the disk drive (I'm on Ubuntu Live CD).

    I'm not completely sure what to post here, but I uninstalled all my partitions except the two windows partitions (OS and Recovery). What new partitions do I need to make when I install Ubuntu to make sure it loads up correctly? Here's my boot-repair prior to re-deleting the partitions:
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         Boot Info Script 0.61.full + Boot-Repair extra info      [Boot-Info September 18th 2012]
    
    
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
    
     => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 
        411648 of the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location 
        and looks for (,gpt2)/boot/grub on this drive.
    
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Mounting failed:   mount: unknown filesystem type ''
    
    sda2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img
    
    sda3: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  Windows 7
        Boot files:        /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe
    
    sda4: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       BIOS Boot partition
        Boot sector type:  Grub2's core.img
        Boot sector info: 
    
    sda5: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /bootmgr /boot/bcd
    
    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 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/sda1                   1   976,773,167   976,773,167  ee GPT
    
    
    GUID Partition Table detected.
    
    Partition    Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors System
    /dev/sda1           2,048       411,647       409,600 EFI System partition
    /dev/sda2     350,423,040   924,342,961   573,919,922 Data partition (Windows/Linux)
    /dev/sda3         673,792   350,423,039   349,749,248 Data partition (Windows/Linux)
    /dev/sda4         411,648       673,366       261,719 BIOS Boot partition
    /dev/sda5     924,344,320   976,773,119    52,428,800 Windows Recovery Environment (Windows)
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    /dev/loop0                                              squashfs   
    /dev/sda2        3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1   ext4       
    /dev/sda3        8AF24081F240738B                       ntfs       OS
    /dev/sda5        AC7A43BA7A438056                       ntfs       Recovery
    /dev/sr0                                                iso9660    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
    /dev/sr0         /cdrom                   iso9660    (ro,noatime)
    
    
    =========================== sda2/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
      set have_grubenv=true
      load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
      set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
      save_env saved_entry
      set prev_saved_entry=
      save_env prev_saved_entry
      set boot_once=true
    fi
    
    function savedefault {
      if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
        saved_entry="${chosen}"
        save_env saved_entry
      fi
    }
    
    function recordfail {
      set recordfail=1
      if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    
    function load_video {
      insmod vbe
      insmod vga
      insmod video_bochs
      insmod video_cirrus
    }
    
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,gpt2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
      set gfxmode=auto
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
      insmod part_gpt
      insmod ext2
      set root='(hd0,gpt2)'
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1
      set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
      set lang=en_US
      insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
      set timeout=10
    else
      set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    if background_color 44,0,30; then
      clear
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    function gfxmode {
        set gfxpayload="$1"
        if [ "$1" = "keep" ]; then
            set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
        else
            set vt_handoff=
        fi
    }
    if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
      if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
        if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
          if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
            set linux_gfx_mode=keep
          else
            set linux_gfx_mode=text
          fi
        else
          set linux_gfx_mode=text
        fi
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-31-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
        recordfail
        gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_gpt
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,gpt2)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1
        linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-31-generic-pae root=UUID=3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
        initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-31-generic-pae
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-31-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
        recordfail
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_gpt
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,gpt2)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1
        echo    'Loading Linux 3.2.0-31-generic-pae ...'
        linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-31-generic-pae root=UUID=3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1 ro recovery nomodeset 
        echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
        initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-31-generic-pae
    }
    submenu "Previous Linux versions" {
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
        recordfail
        gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_gpt
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,gpt2)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1
        linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic-pae root=UUID=3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
        initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic-pae
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
        recordfail
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_gpt
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,gpt2)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1
        echo    'Loading Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae ...'
        linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic-pae root=UUID=3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1 ro recovery nomodeset 
        echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
        initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic-pae
    }
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
        insmod part_gpt
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,gpt2)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1
        linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
        insmod part_gpt
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,gpt2)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1
        linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda3)" --class windows --class os {
        insmod part_gpt
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,gpt3)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8AF24081F240738B
        chainloader +1
    }
    menuentry "Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on /dev/sda5)" --class windows --class os {
        insmod part_gpt
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,gpt5)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root AC7A43BA7A438056
        drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
        chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
      source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =============================== sda2/etc/fstab: ================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
    # / was on /dev/sda2 during installation
    UUID=3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # swap was on /dev/sda1 during installation
    #UUID=b0a48c0b-d0bb-4497-bf82-d8bf4ed9134d none            swap    sw              0       0
    /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 none swap sw 0 0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =================== sda2: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
     293.233436584 = 314.857005056  boot/grub/core.img                             1
     293.228546143 = 314.851753984  boot/grub/grub.cfg                             1
     168.980579376 = 181.441515520  boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic-pae           1
     168.648582458 = 181.085036544  boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-31-generic-pae           2
     293.227779388 = 314.850930688  boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic-pae              1
     168.419708252 = 180.839284736  boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-31-generic-pae              1
     168.980579376 = 181.441515520  initrd.img                                     1
     293.227779388 = 314.850930688  vmlinuz                                        1
    
    
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :
    =================== log of boot-repair 2012-10-07__18h36 ===================
    boot-repair version : 3.193-0ppa23~precise
    boot-sav version : 3.193-0ppa40~precise
    glade2script version : 0.3.2.1-0ppa7~precise
    boot-sav-nonfree version : 3.18-0ppa20~precise
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 460 not upgraded.
    dpkg-preconfigure: unable to re-open stdin: No such file or directory
    boot-repair is executed in live-session (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, precise, Ubuntu, i686)
    CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
    file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
    
    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
    
    
    =================== os-prober:
    /dev/sda2:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (12.04):Ubuntu:linux
    /dev/sda3:Windows 7 (loader):Windows:chain
    /dev/sda5:Windows Recovery Environment (loader):Windows1:chain
    
    =================== blkid:
    /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
    /dev/sda2: UUID="3ec5cfde-6ae4-4a18-90ae-7df86290f8f1" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sda3: LABEL="OS" UUID="8AF24081F240738B" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sda5: LABEL="Recovery" UUID="AC7A43BA7A438056" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sr0: LABEL="Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386" TYPE="iso9660"
    
    
    1 disks with OS, 3 OS : 1 Linux, 0 MacOS, 2 Windows, 0 unknown type OS.
    
    
    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util sfdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
    
    
    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
    
    
    
    =================== sda2/etc/default/grub :
    
    # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
    # /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
    # For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
    #   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
    
    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
    #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
    
    # Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
    # This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
    # the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
    #GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"
    
    # Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
    #GRUB_TERMINAL=console
    
    # The resolution used on graphical terminal
    # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
    # you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
    #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
    
    # Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
    #GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true
    
    # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
    #GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"
    
    # Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
    #GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
    
    
    
    
    =================== sda2/etc/grub.d/ :
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root root    4096 Apr 23 11:38 grub.d
    total 56
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6715 Apr 17 18:16 00_header
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5522 Apr 17 17:53 05_debian_theme
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7399 Apr 17 18:16 10_linux
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6335 Apr 17 18:16 20_linux_xen
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1588 Nov 27  2011 20_memtest86+
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7603 Apr 17 18:16 30_os-prober
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  214 Apr 17 18:16 40_custom
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   95 Apr 17 18:16 41_custom
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  483 Apr 17 18:16 README
    
    
    =================== dmesg | grep EFI :
    This live-session is not EFI-compatible.
    
    
    =================== PARTITIONS & DISKS:
    sda2     : sda,    not-sepboot,    grubenv-ok    grub2,    grub-pc,     update-grub,    32,    with-boot,    is-os,    not--efi--part,     fstab-without-boot,    fstab-without-efi,    no-nt,    no-winload,     no-recov-nor-hid,    no-bmgr,    notwinboot,    apt-get,     grub-install,    with--usr,    fstab-without-usr,    not-sep-usr,     standard,    farbios,    /mnt/boot-sav/sda2.
    sda3    : sda,    not-sepboot,    no-grubenv    nogrub,     no-docgrub,    no-update-grub,    32,    no-boot,    is-os,     not--efi--part,    part-has-no-fstab,    part-has-no-fstab,    no-nt,     haswinload,    no-recov-nor-hid,    bootmgr,    is-winboot,     nopakmgr,    nogrubinstall,    no---usr,    part-has-no-fstab,     not-sep-usr,    standard,    farbios,    /mnt/boot-sav/sda3.
    sda5    : sda,    not-sepboot,    no-grubenv    nogrub,     no-docgrub,    no-update-grub,    32,    no-kernel,    is-os,     not--efi--part,    part-has-no-fstab,    part-has-no-fstab,    no-nt,     no-winload,    recovery-or-hidden,    bootmgr,    is-winboot,     nopakmgr,    nogrubinstall,    no---usr,    part-has-no-fstab,     not-sep-usr,    standard,    farbios,    /mnt/boot-sav/sda5.
    
    sda    : GPT,    BIOS_boot,    has-no-EFIpart,     not-usb,    has-os,    2048 sectors * 512 bytes
    
    
    =================== parted -l:
    
    Model: ATA ST9500325AS (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: gpt
    
    Number  Start   End    Size    File system  Name                  Flags
    1      1049kB  211MB  210MB                EFI system partition  boot, hidden
    4      211MB   345MB  134MB                                      bios_grub
    3      345MB   179GB  179GB   ntfs         Basic data partition  hidden
    2      179GB   473GB  294GB   ext4
    5      473GB   500GB  26.8GB  ntfs         Basic data partition  hidden, diag
    
    
                                                                                Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sr0
    has been opened read-only.
                                                                                Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!
    
    =================== parted -lm:
    
    BYT;
    /dev/sda:500GB:scsi:512:512:gpt:ATA ST9500325AS;
    1:1049kB:211MB:210MB::EFI system partition:boot, hidden;
    4:211MB:345MB:134MB:::bios_grub;
    3:345MB:179GB:179GB:ntfs:Basic data partition:hidden;
    2:179GB:473GB:294GB:ext4::;
    5:473GB:500GB:26.8GB:ntfs:Basic data partition:hidden, diag;
    
                                                                                Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sr0
    has been opened read-only.
                                                                                Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!
    
    
    =================== mount:
    /cow on / type overlayfs (rw)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
    tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
    /dev/sr0 on /cdrom type iso9660 (ro,noatime)
    /dev/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
    none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
    none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/ubuntu/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ubuntu)
    /dev/sda2 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda2 type ext4 (rw)
    /dev/sda3 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda3 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096)
    /dev/sda5 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda5 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096)
    
    
    =================== ls:
    /sys/block/sda  (filtered):  alignment_offset bdi capability dev device  discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range  holders inflight power queue range removable ro sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 sda5  size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent
    /sys/block/sr0 (filtered):  alignment_offset bdi capability dev device  discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range  holders inflight power queue range removable ro size slaves stat  subsystem trace uevent
    /dev (filtered):  agpgart autofs block bsg btrfs-control bus cdrom cdrw  char console core cpu cpu_dma_latency disk dri dvd dvdrw ecryptfs fb0 fd  full fuse hpet input kmsg log mapper mcelog mei mem net network_latency  network_throughput null oldmem port ppp psaux ptmx pts random rfkill  rtc rtc0 sda sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 sda5 sg0 sg1 shm snapshot snd sr0  stderr stdin stdout uinput urandom usbmon0 usbmon1 usbmon2 usbmon3  usbmon4 v4l vga_arbiter video0 zero
    ls /dev/mapper:  control
    ls /mnt/boot-sav/sda3: Windows Users  Information Volume System $RECYCLE.BIN Recovery (x86) Files Program  Files Program ProgramData PerfLogs pagefile.sys MinGW K55VD.BIN K55A.BIN  Intel hiberfil.sys eSupport Settings and Documents BOOTSECT.BAK  boot-sav bootmgr Boot AsusVibeData
    
    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
    
    
    =================== df -Th:
    
    Filesystem     Type       Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /cow           overlayfs  2.0G  136M  1.8G   7% /
    udev           devtmpfs   2.0G   12K  2.0G   1% /dev
    tmpfs          tmpfs      784M  828K  783M   1% /run
    /dev/sr0       iso9660    702M  702M     0 100% /cdrom
    /dev/loop0     squashfs   673M  673M     0 100% /rofs
    tmpfs          tmpfs      2.0G   32K  2.0G   1% /tmp
    none           tmpfs      5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
    none           tmpfs      2.0G   76K  2.0G   1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda2      ext4       274G  7.1G  253G   3% /mnt/boot-sav/sda2
    /dev/sda3      fuseblk    167G   58G  110G  35% /mnt/boot-sav/sda3
    /dev/sda5      fuseblk     25G   13G   13G  52% /mnt/boot-sav/sda5
    
    =================== fdisk -l:
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 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
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x527cd163
    
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1   976773167   488386583+  ee  GPT
    
    
    EFIFILEPRESENCE , QTY_SUREEFIPART 0
    EFIFILEPRESENCE , QTY_SUREEFIPART 0
    Partition outside the disk detected.
    
    =================== Recommended repair
    Recommended-Repair
    This setting will reinstall the grub2 of sda2 into the MBR of sda.
    Additional repair will be performed: unhide-bootmenu-10s
    
    
    grub-install (GRUB) 1.99-21ubuntu3,grub-install (GRUB) 1.
    
    Reinstall the GRUB of sda2 into the MBR of sda
    grub-install --recheck /dev/sda: Installation finished. No error reported.
    exit code of grub-install /dev/sda:0
    
    chroot /mnt/boot-sav/sda2 update-grub
    Generating grub.cfg ...
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-31-generic-pae
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-31-generic-pae
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic-pae
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic-pae
    Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
    Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda3
    Found Windows Recovery Environment (loader) on /dev/sda5
    Unhide GRUB boot menu in sda2/boot/grub/grub.cfg
    
    Boot successfully repaired.
    
    You can now reboot your computer.
    
    
    The  boot files of [Ubuntu 12.04 LTS] are far from the start of the disk.  Your BIOS may not detect them. You may want to retry after creating a  /boot partition (EXT4, >200MB, start of the disk). This can be  performed via tools such as gParted. Then select this partition via the  [Separate /boot partition:] option of [Boot Repair]. (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootPartition)
    pastebinit  packages needed
    User refused to install pastebinit
    sudo fdisk -l returns:

    Code:
    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
    
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 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
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x527cd163
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1   976773167   488386583+  ee  GPT
    Last edited by ADCooper; October 8th, 2012 at 01:04 AM.

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    Re: No bootable drives after Ubuntu Dual-Boot with Windows 7

    You see the first partition saying EFI System partition?

    That means your laptop is using UEFI boot, not the older type BIOS boot.

    Not sure if win7 boot is OK now, but to install ubuntu on UEFI you have to boot the cd in UEFI mode, not the standard mode. On UEFI boards usually there will be separate UEFI cd-rom as boot device.

    If you don't boot the installer in uefi, it won't install in uefi and it won't work.

    If you deleted the efi system partition (because you posted the bootinfo resulsts from before deleting partitions, the win7 boot is broken too. If the partition and the files are still there, you might be able to add a win7 boot option in the uefi boot manager which should be somewhere in the bios.
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    Re: No bootable drives after Ubuntu Dual-Boot with Windows 7

    Thanks a bunch for the response! It says the Booting from UEFI is enabled, I'll look into if its actually booting that way and try reinstalling alongside windows again

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    Re: No bootable drives after Ubuntu Dual-Boot with Windows 7

    So Ubuntu actually works now which is great! But the only small problem is I still can't access windows, even though it does come up in the grub menu.

    When I choose windows 7, it asys invalid EFI file path. I tried boot-repair to no avail with the separate EFI boot partition option on.

    Here's the boot-repair log:

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/1267436/

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    Re: No bootable drives after Ubuntu Dual-Boot with Windows 7

    The EFI system partition is second (/dev/sda2). It always needs to be the first one, at least that's what people that use UEFI say here.

    Try creating new windows entry in the UEFI menu, and also from ubuntu open the efi partition and see if there are any boot files that resemble windows boot files there.
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    Re: No bootable drives after Ubuntu Dual-Boot with Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by darkod View Post
    The EFI system partition is second (/dev/sda2). It always needs to be the first one, at least that's what people that use UEFI say here.

    Try creating new windows entry in the UEFI menu, and also from ubuntu open the efi partition and see if there are any boot files that resemble windows boot files there.

    Thanks a ton for all the help. Is there a way to change the ordering of partitions without losing the data? Also, any chance you know of any links concerning how to add new windows entries to the UEFI menu? Not even completely sure what the UEFI menu is to be honest. Complete newbie to Ubuntu

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    Re: No bootable drives after Ubuntu Dual-Boot with Windows 7

    While we always say the efi partition must be first, but I did see a couple of systems with it second or even third. The issue may be that since it is FAT32 and the driver built into UEFI can then only read so far into the drive. Easier just to write specification to say it must be first than get into details of where on a drive it must be inside of. So if it works it should be ok where it is.

    I wonder if system was booting Windows in BIOS/MBR mode and you installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode, converting drive from MBR to gpt and doing something to Windows.
    Normal windows installs have the efi partition, a small hidden unformatted space for some Windows code -MSR, and the main Windows install.

    Windows Recommended UEFI-Based Disk-Partition Configurations
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx

    Change the booting style of Windows Vista or 7 x86_64 versions from BIOS-MBR mode to UEFI-GPT mode without formatting or reinstalling
    https://gitorious.org/tianocore_uefi...4_BIOS_to_UEFI


    Windows installs the efi bootloader to (ESP)/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ which is identical to (WINDOWS_SYSTEM_PART)/boot/microsoft/ incase of BIOS systems.
    The dir mainly consists of bootmgfw.efi, bootmgr.efi, memtest.efi and 'bcd'.
    Post #76
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1719851&page=8
    efi\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
    Last edited by oldfred; October 9th, 2012 at 01:26 AM.
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    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: No bootable drives after Ubuntu Dual-Boot with Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    While we always say the efi partition must be first, but I did see a couple of systems with it second or even third. The issue may be that since it is FAT32 and the driver built into UEFI can then only read so far into the drive. Easier just to write specification to say it must be first than get into details of where on a drive it must be inside of. So if it works it should be ok where it is.
    +1
    ADCooper's EFI partition (sda2) is not an original Windows ESP.
    Currently there is no Windows EFI file, so it is impossible to boot Windows in UEFI mode.

    Either Windows was not installed in EFI, or its EFI file was delete by mistake.

    However, Windows seems to have also the boot files to be able to boot in Legacy mode, so I would first try to:

    1) setup the BIOS to boot the HDD in Legacy (not UEFI) mode: see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UE...or_Legacy_mode

    2) then convert Ubuntu in Legacy mode: see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UE...to_Legacy_mode (indicate the new URL provided by Boot-Repair, and indicate what you observe after reboot)

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