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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2012

    Re: error: invalid efi path

    Quote Originally Posted by YannBuntu View Post
    IMHO the easiest way here is to:
    1) via Gparted, format the sdb1 partition. In the free space, create a BIOS-Boot partition ( see )
    2) Use Boot-Repair's Recommended Repair. (It should convert your Ubuntu into Legacy mode.) Indicate us the new URL that will appear.
    3) reboot the computer and tell us what you observe.
    I had Windows 7 pre-installed in my laptop. (So, I do not have any recovery DVD). When trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 somehow my bootloader went broken. I've tried to use Boot-repair's recommended repair. However, it didn't find sda7 after I wrote the instruction on terminal.
    So, I am able to boot neither Windows 7 nor Ubuntu.

    Any suggestion?

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Arrow Re: error: invalid efi path

    @hamiltonpb: welcome among us! please create your own thread, so that we don't mix everything, and you get better help.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Re: error: invalid efi path

    To acid reign

    if you a still reading this thread, ........

    I'm a windows user planning to switch to Ubuntu

    my knowledge level , plan to buy a new workhorse windows laptop and fears on dual boot etc are expressed here

    could you please give a step by step instruction on
    a. How to identify ; How does one know that his laptop is UEFI or some such scary four letter thingy and not the easy BIOS which just allows you to flick a function key and start a dual boot ?
    B. what to do : once identified a step by step instruction list on what to do ?
    c. The exchange above is all interesting but not a step by step for a novice like me please help

    thanks in advance


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