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    13.04 installation - No GRUB, or Windows boot entry.

    I'm trying to install Lubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 8 machine. Specifically, the machine is an HP 2000 bf-69WM. This model came with a 64-bit installation of Windows 8, running with the UEFI boot system.

    I installed Lubuntu for what I assume is fully, however when installing GRUB, the installer crashed. Using my LiveUSB, I managed to find that necessary files and folders were there. While it wasn't a comprehensive check, I'm fairly certain of this.

    So, now I have Lubuntu, but the issue is that I can't do anything with it. The Windows 8 boot options don't come up, leading me to believe that it has no entry there, and I don't have access to GRUB, since it didn't install.

    I attempted to work things out on my own, and all that did was make me temporarily lose access to Windows 8. Luckily, Boot Repair backs up these files, so I was able to retrieve Windows.

    So what can I do to access my installation of Lubuntu? I am armed with a LiveUSB stick, Windows 8, and a WiFi internet connection.

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    Re: 13.04 installation - No GRUB, or Windows boot entry.

    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.


    Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy-6 Details of what worked post #11
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2123975
    HP to get into UEFI/BIOS menu - escape then f10 as soon as it starts.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=5171079

    while these will not be the same, some issues will be.
    Users detailed what they had to do.

    Dell UltraBook - Instructions & Details in Post #15 & 16 Devine Shine
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2144853
    Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB New user with Details post 10
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2108450

    [SOLVED] Can't install Windows 8 & Ubuntu in Toshiba Portege Z930 with explanation how by OP feb 2013
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2114290
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    Re: 13.04 installation - No GRUB, or Windows boot entry.

    The BootInfo report.
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5663347/

    As for the HP Envy-6, I already tried doing a recommended repair. I received errors along the lines of GRUB failing to start, and was subsequently unable to start GRUB unless I had my USB drive plugged in, in which case it would give the same options as it would had I chosen to boot from USB.

    As for HP's website regarding BIOS setup, that wasn't referring to the model that I was using, but I will try that after making this post.

    Regarding the DELL computers, I'd rather wait to see what there is to say regarding my BootInfo report before I go mucking about in file editing repairs again.

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    Re: 13.04 installation - No GRUB, or Windows boot entry.

    I do not see anything wrong. Some systems will boot with secure boot off, some have to have secure boot on. And then some also have modified UEFI to only boot the Windows efi file.
    If you can boot with secure boot off, then it should boot. Can you select ubuntu from UEFI menu.

    Only Windows boot entry you should need. All the others are hp utilities or grub2's os-prober which has a bug and does not work.
    menuentry "Windows UEFI bootmgfw.efi"

    If you have to have secure boot on and Windows still boots. Then boot repair is offering to rename files.
    It backs up the Windows efi file and renames shim to the Windows name. Shim has the Microsoft secure boot key.
    Then from UEFI you boot Windows (really shim) and then you can boot his file from grub menu to get Windows.
    EFI/Boot/bkpbootx64.efi
    or
    /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bkpbootmgfw.efi




    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.
    Last edited by oldfred; May 14th, 2013 at 05:39 AM.
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    Re: 13.04 installation - No GRUB, or Windows boot entry.

    Okay, this is probably a result of me messing up or something, but now I am back into a situation I was in before.

    Whenever I go to turn on my computer, I am greeted with an error saying "Selected boot image did not authenticate". Then, pressing enter to dismiss the message shuts down my machine. However, I can still boot when the LiveUSB is plugged in.

    Most likely, this is me forgetting a step or something of that nature.

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    Re: 13.04 installation - No GRUB, or Windows boot entry.

    That is trying to boot in secure boot mode. And you did not have the secure boot version of Ubuntu installed yet.
    If you turn secure boot off does it work?
    If not use Boot-Repair to install the secure boot signed versions of grub & kernel.
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    Re: 13.04 installation - No GRUB, or Windows boot entry.

    Are you certain? I made a point in the settings to turn secure boot off.
    However, I did get the same error with secure boot on last time. But first, it brought up some messages about GRUB failing to load. This time, it just jumped straight to the boot image thing.
    I'll look into what I can do with the kernel, but something tells me it wont be much.

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    Re: 13.04 installation - No GRUB, or Windows boot entry.

    Also many systems need nomodeset, so if you get grub menu, but then cannot boot Ubuntu because of black scrren add nomodeset on the linux line in the grub boot stanza. You have to use e to open up the details of the boot stanza.

    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both liveCD & first boot, but different
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
    Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot mega thread - MAFoElffen
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1743535



    I think this is a permanent change which you can undo later.
    Boot-Repair --> Advanced options --> GRUB options tab --> tick the "Uncomment GFXMODE" option --> Apply
    Boot-Repair --> Advanced options --> GRUB options tab --> tick "Add kernel option: nomodeset" --> Apply
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    Re: 13.04 installation - No GRUB, or Windows boot entry.

    Well, you didn't quite describe my exact problem. The issue is more like Ubuntu's boot image not authenticating after I repair the boot settings and install GRUB. It just doesn't want to load up.

    I did change some stuff real quick though, and while I'm not sure if it'll be different, I think it may be worth looking through the BootInfo
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5668005/
    I still have the feeling that I'm somehow missing a step.

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    Re: 13.04 installation - No GRUB, or Windows boot entry.

    If it is not authenticating then you need the secure boot versions installed.

    Boot-Repair will update to the secure boot signed version.
    Recommended-Repair
    This setting would purge (in order to sign-grub) and reinstall the grub-efi-amd64-signed of sda6, using the following options: sda2/boot/efi,
    Additional repair would be performed: unhide-bootmenu-10s backup-and-rename-efi-files

    Some (many?) Windows 8 have modified UEFI to only boot Windows efi file (Not per UEFI standard). Boot repair does a backup & rename to work around that issue.
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