Re: Install Ubuntu with Windows 8
From what I've read, the BOOTMGR used in Win8 is very different from the one used in Win7 -- which may be why that os_prober doesn't see it (if, in fact, that is the case).
The BOOTMGR is so different, in fact, that if you choose (in a dual boot Win7 & Win8 PC) to make Win7 the default, you not only get the OLD BCD look and feel back, you can not then later get the new one back! At least, that is the way it was with Win8 DP.
The only SAFE way to mess around with the new BOOTMGR would be to use the latest EasyBCD Beta version from NeoSmart Technologies.
I call that SAFE because it allows you to make a backup of the existing BCD (the working one) before you make any changes. That will allow you to get a working BCD back if anything goes wrong.
Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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