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  1. #11
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    Re: partition plan

    Yes, each system writes into sub-directories in the efi folder or partition. If you look at anyone with UEFI instal that has run Boot-Repair you will see the files.

    I think most of these users posted BootInfo reports.

    UEFI dual boot two drives
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2072950
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2031836
    UEFI boot Issue with Alienware X51
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2039451
    UEFI dual boot trouble: Win7x64 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2003442
    UEFI screen shots with choice to boot
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...7#post12030957
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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  2. #12
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    Re: partition plan

    I read through all the posts on your links, though my problem is now very different! I made new partitions for / (root) and /home, and swap, then instructed the installer to load the boot loader on device sda1 (the efi partition).

    Everything seemed to go well, I was able to boot into Ubuntu without problems but unable to boot into windows. I used boot repair, now neither OS will boot. At start up there's a terrible red fatal alert: Invalid signiture detected. check secure boot policy in setup

    ... nooooo

    I'm on the system now using a live usb flash drive (at least that works...)
    here's a new report http://paste.ubuntu.com/1365296/

    two notes at the end of pastebin report:
    Please do not forget to make your BIOS boot on sda1/efi/ubuntu/grubx64.efi file!

    The boot files of [Ubuntu 12.10] are far from the start of the disk. Your BIOS may not detect them. You may want to retry after creating a /boot partition...

    Have I destroyed my computer?
    Last edited by AstroLlama; November 17th, 2012 at 06:27 PM.

  3. #13
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    Re: partition plan

    OK, after disabling secure boot in the bios both systems boot now. Not quite the solution i was expecting, and I still don't understand fully why the software signatures weren't working, but at least my computer wasn't turned into the proverbial brick.

    A big thanks to oldfred for your patience and numerous informative links. If you ever come to Italia i will offer you a beer, or wine, or juice, at the bar whatever you want!
    Last edited by AstroLlama; November 17th, 2012 at 08:19 PM.

  4. #14
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    Re: partition plan

    Glad you got it resolved.

    Did a cruise around the boot of Italy several years ago. Spent a couple of extra days in Rome and entire trip was wonderful. Really enjoyed Italy. Trip did not include Florence and that part which our daughter says is not to be missed so I may be back in a few years.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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