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    UltraBook boot issues from install on SSD

    I have the exact same problem. Have spend almost 24hours debugging.. I just want to get my windows system back. I cannot reinstall, have too many programs on here.

    I have a UX32VD with the onboard 24GB SSD and a 256 m4 SSD primary. I had Windows on my 256 SSD and tried to dual boot by installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the 24GB ssd.
    Now i can only boot to ubuntu, windows is not booting.

    here is some info on my system:

    I have tried everything from:
    manually updating the grub files
    running grup-repair
    running grub-customizer
    running windows recovery (now I cannot even boot from a windows recover disk)
    reinstalling ubuntu

    PLEASE help. I would really appreciate it!




    pastebin is not working so i pasted my info below:


    Code:
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
    
     => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
     => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb and looks at sector 1 of 
        the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks 
        for (,msdos1)/boot/grub on this drive.
     => Windows 7/8/2012 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdd.
    
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       vfat
        Boot sector type:  Windows 7/2008: FAT32
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /Boot/bootx64.efi /ubuntu/grubx64.efi 
                           /EFI/Boot/bkpbootx64.efi /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi 
                           /EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi /Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi 
                           /Microsoft/Boot/bootx64.efi 
                           /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bkpbootmgfw.efi 
                           /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi 
                           /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgr.efi 
                           /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootx64.efi 
                           /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/memtest.efi
    
    sda2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Mounting failed:   mount: unknown filesystem type ''
    
    sda3: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows 7/2008: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  Windows 7
        Boot files:        /Windows/System32/winload.exe
    
    sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /grub/grub.cfg
    
    sdb2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       Extended Partition
        Boot sector type:  Unknown
        Boot sector info: 
    
    sdb5: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab
    
    sdb6: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
    
    sdd1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows 7/2008: 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: 256.1 GB, 256060514304 bytes
    256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 31009 cylinders, total 500118192 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 4,294,967,295 4,294,967,295  ee GPT
    
    /dev/sda1 ends after the last sector of /dev/sda
    
    GUID Partition Table detected.
    
    Partition    Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors System
    /dev/sda1           2,048       206,847       204,800 EFI System partition
    /dev/sda2         206,848       468,991       262,144 Microsoft Reserved Partition (Windows)
    /dev/sda3         468,992   500,117,503   499,648,512 Data partition (Windows/Linux)
    
    Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 24.0 GB, 24015495168 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2919 cylinders, total 46905264 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/sdb1               2,048       976,895       974,848  83 Linux
    /dev/sdb2             978,942    46,903,295    45,924,354   5 Extended
    /dev/sdb5           4,884,480    46,903,295    42,018,816  83 Linux
    /dev/sdb6             978,944     4,882,431     3,903,488  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    
    
    Drive: sdd _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sdd: 64.0 GB, 63999836160 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7780 cylinders, total 124999680 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/sdd1    *          2,128   124,999,679   124,997,552   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    /dev/sda1        FA78-C371                              vfat       
    /dev/sda3        9AE09FDFE09FC045                       ntfs       
    /dev/sdb1        30fa1445-94a5-4914-9825-4128db37b254   ext4       
    /dev/sdb5        231055eb-bd6f-4533-a642-6e491aea3f1f   ext4       
    /dev/sdb6        829a2740-88f4-478f-8aed-6083fd5a0382   swap       
    /dev/sdd1        60BEE05CBEE02BEA                       ntfs       
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/sdb5        /                        ext4       (rw,errors=remount-ro)
    
    
    ============================= sdb1/grub/grub.cfg: ==============================
    Last edited by oldfred; April 21st, 2013 at 08:43 PM. Reason: Added code tags (# in Advanced edit menu)

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    Re: UltraBook boot issues from install on SSD

    Moved to your own thread was here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2136920

    Please do not highjack another's thread. Boot issues are almost always unique and your issue is a lot different, so it will not help OP.

    It looks like you originally installed in BIOS mode not UEFI and then your 24GB SSD became MBR(msdos) not gpt.
    I do not think you can boot Ubuntu in a MBR drive even though Boot-Repair has added an efi boot entry to the efi partition on sda.

    Manually partition sdb and include an efi partition at beginning of that drive. It may not be used, but best to have it on every gpt drive. Then reinstall in UEFI mode. A few systems will not let you install in UEFI mode, if your is one you can reinstall as Ubuntu will boot in BIOS mode from gpt partitioned drives, but then the conversion by Boot-Repair should work. You may have to undo the renaming that Boot-Repair did to the efi partition first and get Windows booting again.

    See last couple of lines on undo:
    Boot-Repair - Updated Jan 1, 2013 to not rename first time, but rename if first time Windows does not boot. Post 706 and 711
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...769482&page=71
    Boot-Repair copied /EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi to /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi (in case the BIOS is hard-coded to boot into /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi or secure boot signed GRUB file shimx64.efi.
    Renamed files:
    /EFI/Boot/bkpbootx64.efi
    /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bkpbootmgfw.efi

    To perform this, just run Boot-Repair --> Adv options --> tick "Backup and rename EFI files" --> Apply
    Then reboot the PC to UEFI/BIOS and chose ubuntu, and please tell us what you observe.
    Please enable SecureBoot in your BIOS, then run Boot-Repair --> Advanced Options --> "GRUB options" tab --> tick "SecureBoot" --> Apply.
    To undo & to rename files to their original names, you just need to tick the "Restore EFI backups" option of Boot-Repair.
    A user disabled secure boot, and unchecked it in boot-repair. It now bypasses Grub and goes straight in to Windows.
    Last edited by oldfred; April 21st, 2013 at 08:50 PM.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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