View Full Version : [ubuntu] GRUB problem with d/booting Ubuntu and Windows 8 RP

December 12th, 2012, 05:09 AM
Hi! ):P

I have a HP Pavilion dv6-2170ee which I installed Windows 8 Release Preview as a lone OS some time back.
And yesterday, I installed Ubuntu 12.10, but now I'm facing problems with booting into Windows 8... :confused:

Ubuntu seems to think it's a lone OS - "grub" doesn't show up at booting, and it boots directly into Ubuntu 12.10
And because of that, I've got no way to boot into Windows 8 RP..

Any help, guys? :-s

I'm kinda new to Ubuntu 12.10, so I'm not a genius with Terminal or what-so... simply step-by-step guides would be appreciated ;)

December 12th, 2012, 05:51 AM
Are you in BIOS/MBR or UEFI/gpt. If you installed yourself you may be BIOS. New systems with Windows 8 pre-installed all are UEFI.

To see what is where & details, you can run from your install, Ubuntu live ISO DVD or flash or full download of Repair system:

Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
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)

Mark Phelps
December 12th, 2012, 04:23 PM
You DO know that the RP expires in less than a month, right?

It's scheduled to expire on January 15th, 2013.