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    dual boot ubuntu 12.10 & windows 8 problem

    Hi,
    I followed the instruction on this page:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

    and here's what I got:

    paste.ubuntu.com/1440212/
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/1440212/

    Any suggestions/tips would be welcome!
    Last edited by oldfred; December 14th, 2012 at 11:06 PM. Reason: Added clickable link

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    Re: dual boot ubuntu 12.10 & windoze 8 problem

    Welcome to the forum.

    What is the problem?

    It looks like Boot-Repair made some fixes. Grub2's os-prober does not create correct chain load entries, but Boot-Repair does.
    Wrong style chain boot entry
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...2/+bug/1024383

    These entries do not work:

    'Windows ...) (on /dev/sdXY)'

    Some seem to have issues with Sony.
    Sony VAIO E Series Windows 8/Ubuntu 12.10 Dual Boot, EFI help
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2087991
    Sony - manually copy grub efi files & rename to make them work post #3
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/15017...-into-grub-efi
    Sony - Manually copied but still some issues.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2093415
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: dual boot ubuntu 12.10 & windoze 8 problem

    Hi oldfred, thanx for responding.
    My main problem is that it won't load windoze. Ubuntu loads without problems.
    How can this be solved?

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    Re: dual boot ubuntu 12.10 & windows 8 problem

    Boot repair will automatically add a correct chain boot entry. Grub will still have its entries that do not work.

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
    Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)
    http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: dual boot ubuntu 12.10 & windows 8 problem

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Boot repair will automatically add a correct chain boot entry. Grub will still have its entries that do not work.
    But I have tried boot repair, created a report and posted it in my first message.
    I have already followed the linx you provided (I think).
    Yes, the boot options are different after trying it but other than Kubuntu, nothing else loads.
    So I'm left wondering what I should do....

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    Re: dual boot ubuntu 12.10 & windows 8 problem

    It should also be noted that
    #1 windoze recovery could be loaded prior to running boot-repair
    #2 I was unable to shrink a windoze partition and re-partitioned the disk using gparted before installing Kubuntu.

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    Re: dual boot ubuntu 12.10 & windows 8 problem

    update #2.
    I run boot-repair again work and then noticed one of the error messages when choosing to load windoze saying that it could not load secure boot is enabled.
    So I disabled secure boot from bios and was able to load windoze as usual.
    Now let's see if it is able to load linux!

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    Re: dual boot ubuntu 12.10 & windows 8 problem

    yep, Kubuntu loads as expected!

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    Re: dual boot ubuntu 12.10 & windows 8 problem

    Glad it is working, but it was secure boot that stopped Windows from working?
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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    Re: dual boot ubuntu 12.10 & windows 8 problem

    Considering that after running boot repair it was the *only* variable changed, I'd say yes.
    Now, I don't pretend to understand it but oh well....
    Many thanx for pointing me to boot-repair!

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