View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't dual boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 with windows 8 on Grub

April 1st, 2013, 06:07 PM

I'm trying to install dual boot (Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04.2) using UEFI. Followed the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI#Identifying_if_the_computer_boots_the_HDD_in_ EFI_mode, but the only way to get both Ubuntu and Windows working is modifying the boot option Priority in the Aptio Setup Utility.

If the Boot Option Priority is ubuntu (the other option would be Windows Boot Manager, that goes straight to windows 8), the computer goes to grub, and ubuntu the SO starts without problem. If the windows loader option is selected, the following error occurs:

ERROR: unknown command "DRIVEMAP'
ERROR: Invalid EFI filepath

this error was also occuring also before i ran the Boot-Repair api.

this is my Boot-Repair output:

April 1st, 2013, 07:11 PM
Grub2's os-prober has a bug. And normally Boot-Repair adds corrected entries into 25_custom, but I do not see them???

grub2's os-prober creates wrong style (BIOS) chain boot entry
type of entry from Boot-Repair that should work.
'Windows UEFI loader'
Type of entry that does not work:
'Windows ...) (on /dev/sdXY)'

Both bug report and this thread have examples, it you have to add an entry manually: