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Thread: GRUB problem with d/booting Ubuntu and Windows 8 RP

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012

    Exclamation GRUB problem with d/booting Ubuntu and Windows 8 RP


    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...

    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?

    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    SW Forida
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: GRUB problem with d/booting Ubuntu and Windows 8 RP

    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)
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Ubuntu Mate Development Release

    Re: GRUB problem with d/booting Ubuntu and Windows 8 RP

    You DO know that the RP expires in less than a month, right?

    It's scheduled to expire on January 15th, 2013.
    Ubuntu 17.04 Mate, Mint 18.1 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
    Will not respond to PM requests for support -- use the forums.

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