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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    No, that is the Windows standard. The UEFI spec says it should be first, but Windows has its recovery (really repair) as the first partition.
    Windows needs all those partitions.
    Microsoft suggested partitions including reserved partition for gpt & UEFI:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx
    Older Windows info on gpt - 2008 updated 2011
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/wind.../gg463525.aspx

    Post your link to BootInfo report. Do you have secure boot on or off. Some only boot with it on and you have to have downloaded the signed version of grub and the kernel for it to work.

    It looks like you have an UltraBook which adds issue due to the RAID used by Intel SRT and you will need Bumblebee.


    Lenovo Z580 laptop
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2112271
    See post #29 on removing Battery to get it to reset & boot Ubuntu.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2117760
    Lenovo Ideapad Y500 LiveUSB Problem
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2095063
    lenovo u310 - install to SSD
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2129157
    Lenovo IdeaCentre K410 Pentium 64-bit
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2129961
    Discovered that on my Lenovo, if I press F12 repeatedly on startup, it takes me into a Boot Order menu. If I select Windows there, it boots into Windows. I also found that to get into BIOS at startup on my Lenovo tower, you press F1 rather than the F2 I'm used to on other computers.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Yeah I had already figured out f1/f12. b^) I'm kind of intimidated by the threads you linked. I guess I'm lucky that booting into Ubuntu is working! I'm pretty sure there is no RAID on this laptop.

    Here is the bootinfo:

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5714538/

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    BIOS look different but you should have a one time boot key to test booting from sda. It is f12 on my system but it varies.

    But you will have two boot choices in BIOS. One is the choice of device like hard drive, CD, floppy etc and another that is for which hard drive. Sometimes the which hard drive choice is a submenu under the device selection and others it is a totally different entry even on a different page of the BIOS settings.

    Mine is a sub menu with a + indicating I have choices.

    UEFI/BIOS Boot keys - about halfway down on this Microsoft page
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-to-go.aspx


    Thank you so much - I was able to find what you were referring to based on those screenshots. I'm up and running!

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Quote Originally Posted by monocular View Post
    So I have a new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, with UEFI. My boss laughed a bit evilly while he challenged me to get Ubuntu dual-booting on it without screwing up the Win8 that it already has. Resizing the main Win8 partition, adding new partitions, and installing Ubuntu was easy, and much faster than on previous laptops I've used. Windows will not boot. I've gone through the whole boot-repair process many times, changing this or that without really making a difference. The problem seems to be that Lenovo loaded up the disk with a half-dozen partitions, not even counting the root, /home, and swap partitions I added. Somehow sda1 is some weird WINRE_DRV thing which has some recovery stuff in it. I'm thinking I need to move the current efi partition, sda2, up front, but I thought I'd ask.

    Here's the paste.
    No, don't move the EFI partition.

    1) Run Boot-Repair --> Advanced options --> Restore EFI backups --> Apply, reboot and check that you can still boot Windows (eg via the WIndows entry in the BIOS)
    2) disable SecureBoot in the BIOS, and if possible also disable FastBoot and IntelSRT
    3) run Boot-Repair's Recommended Repair

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Hi again,

    I managed to make a dual boot UEFI system with Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and I have been testing it for a couple of days. I found a strange problem with the internal time, and wonder if anybody else has noticed it.

    1. In Windows 8 I set the time using a web server, and it remains correct after a reboot or shutdown and cold start into Windows 8.

    2. I boot into Ubuntu 12.04.2 and it shows the correct time.

    3. I reboot into Windows 8, and it shows a time delayed with the amount of time (or at least proportional to the time), that I was logged into Ubuntu. I can reset the time in Windows 8 manually or with a web server again and repeat the behaviour. It is not affected by extra waiting time in grub. So the clock in Windows 8 lags behind when I log into Ubuntu.

    *. This does not happen with Windows 7 and the same Ubuntu 12.04.2 with normal BIOS and msdos partition table in another computer (but similar, both have Intel i5 CPUs). I had Windows 7 and the same Ubuntu 12.04.2 installed in this computer but did not notice this strange problem. I will probably reinstall win7+ubuntu from the backup and check, but first I want to ask you at the Ubuntu Forums.

    How come? I try to shut the computer down as much as I can from Windows 8. Is it still only hibernated? What is Windows 8 remembering, and what is Ubuntu writing, that will be used by Windows 8. Or is UEFI writing something, that will be misunderstood by Windows 8?

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    @sudodus
    Someone recently had a thread on time conflicts, but that was more local time vs. UTC.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ub...Time_Conflicts

    But your issue seems to be more Windows 8. UEFI does write hardware info for system to use, but I am not sure about time. Do you still have fastboot or the auto hibernation turned on in Windows?


    WARNING for Windows 8 Dual-Booters
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1953674
    It defaults shutdown to a hybrid hibernation/off state for fast boot
    http://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-enab...p-in-windows-8
    But then files may be corrupted similar to Windows 7 Hibernation:
    http://ubuntu-with-wubi.blogspot.ca/...rid-sleep.html
    http://superuser.com/questions/14472...te-w-dual-boot
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Quick reply:

    No this is not stepwise hours, so it is not local time vs UTC. (We have that other problem when running live in Raring beta, but not after installation).

    The bios-uefi menus are set in English.

    - A menu entry is 'Boot Speed'. It is set as normal (instead of fast).

    - I don't know where to switch off the auto hibernation. Is it in Windows? Could it be called something else? I'll look for it.

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Slower reply:

    I might find other obstacles, but you have really paved the path to climb Mount UEFI, oldfred and YannBuntu and probably several other guys too

    This link explained how to find the setting to really shut down Windows 8, hidden deep down in the menu stack
    http://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-enable-disable-fast-start-up-in-windows-8

    Thanks a lot

    Now I will go ahead testing. (I guess it solves the problem that you are not allowed to write to the Windows drive too, but I avoid that anyway.)
    ...
    And now my problem with time is solved. So it was the 'hidden' hibernation, that caused it

    The only disadvantage is that Windows 8 is a bit slower, but I rather have a slow and safe system than a fast one that can do funny things. And by the way, Ubuntu is faster, and if I need more speed there are Xubuntu and Lubuntu So I only need Windows to run some tasks and hardware, that are not available in linux

    Edit 1: ... and to play with new systems once in a while

    Edit 2: Now the time problem turned into the 'local time vs. UTC' issue. So I tweaked the registry key according to this link
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuTime#Multiple_Boot_Systems_Time_Conflicts
    and the problem is fixed. Both systems use UTC now.
    Last edited by oldfred; April 18th, 2013 at 06:07 PM. Reason: Correct link

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    @sudodus
    Thanks for the update.
    Windows used UEFI and its skipping many checks that BIOS used to do and auto hibernation of kernel & some files to make it seem like it really was faster booting.

    Fixed link in your post. Something about forum, if you copy from forum where link has ... in the middle it copies it literally and you have the ... in the middle & link is broken. I have to save full links in text files or copy from web site directly. I have found some incorrect one's in my notes where I copied someone else's link and have had issues finding the corrected link.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Thanks for fixing the links, oldfred

    This dual boot system seems to work properly now. I'll go on with it for a while until I decide if I want to go back to a standard bios system, and if I want Windows 7 or 8 alongside Ubuntu. I made some screenshots when I verified, that the time is correct after switching between the operating systems. The windows wallpaper looks nice, but in the long run 'Under my brother's ashtree' is nicer to my eyes and mind.
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