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    Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.10 - get windows error?

    Installed 12.10 64-bit secure-remix to a new hard drive. Computer is Win 8 UEFI Secure_boot.

    This gave me a text-based boot menu at restart.

    Windows 8 booted normally.
    Selecting ubuntu gives an error message: file damaged or missing:

    \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr
    status: 0xc000007b

    Hitting escape then allowed boot to Ubuntu from HD.

    Booted Live-USB and ran Boot Repair (cut and paste commands to terminal) did not change symptoms.

    Attempted repair with EasyBCD 2.2 (understands UEFI, GPT).
    Deleted all boot selections, added back Windows and Ubuntu.
    Ubuntu: GRUB 2, correct partition auto selected.
    Resulting in unbootable system.

    Restored Win 8 to factory image (sigh). Boots Win 8.

    Booting from Live-USB, ran boot info, here is the URL:

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/1462575

    Thanks for any help that may be able to be provided.
    Last edited by Tom McD; December 24th, 2012 at 07:22 PM.

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    Re: Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.10 - get windows error?

    I myself am not versed in the nuances of UEFI with the secure boot, however I have read some of the threads here about that. If I remember correctly, there are some things you have to do before you can install. I would try a net search using the following search string:

    ubuntu install UEFI secure boot

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    Re: Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.10 - get windows error?

    Thanks. The install itself went fine. The image is on the drive and works (or it used to, but with boot error messages). I just can not get to it to boot.

    -- Tom

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    Re: Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.10 - get windows error?

    Even Boot-Repair is having issues figuring out your system.

    It looks like you have Intel SRT with a 32GB SSD and that uses some sort of RAID that confuses things. But you also seem to have two 2GB hard drives.

    Usually we are seeing the Intel SRT on high end laptops. I do not have it, but some have posted what they have done.

    Is your second 2TB drive totally separate from Intel SRT and is that where you want to install?

    Intel Smart Response Technology
    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support...ts/chpsts/imsm
    Some general info in post #3
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2071242
    ubuntu 12.10 & Windows 8 oem Sony T & Intel SRT
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2090605


    Some info on re-instating details in post #9
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2038121
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2070491
    Disable the RAID, for me it was using the Intel rapid management thingy and telling it to disable the acceleration or the use of the SSD. If you have a different system, just disable the RAID system then install Ubuntu. Once installed you can then re-enable it.
    You will need to use the dmraid command prior to running the Ubuntu Installer so that it will be able to see the partitions on the drive because otherwise with the raid metadata in place it will see the drive as part of a raid set and ignore its partitions.


    You will need to use the 64 bit version of 12.10 and from the UEFI menu boot the flash drive in UEFI mode. That way it will install in UEFI mode.
    Systems need quick boot or fast boot turned off in UEFI settings.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/UEFI
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting



    UEFI dual boot two drives - HP
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2072950
    UEFI dual boot two drives see #14 on how edit UUID to Windows efi partiton
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2031836
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.10 - get windows error?

    Thank you. The 2nd hard drive (Ubuntu) is totally separate from the SSD accelerator on the first drive (Win 8) and the Ubuntu drive is not RAIDed. I reinstalled Windows 8 to get it to boot. Then rebooted from the USB-Live stick. I ran boot repair. This created a GRUB2 boot menu (first time I've gotten a GRUB2 boot menu). In UEFI-BIOS this made GRUB2 the first in the boot sequence before Windows Boot manager. GRUB2 is able to start Ubuntu. Unfortunately it cannot start windows (Error: Secure boot prevents starting Windows).

    I went into the UEFI (Bios) and swapped the boot order, so Windows boot manager is
    first It boots windows OK, but of course not Ubuntu.

    -- Tom


    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Even Boot-Repair is having issues figuring out your system.

    It looks like you have Intel SRT with a 32GB SSD and that uses some sort of RAID that confuses things. But you also seem to have two 2GB hard drives.

    Usually we are seeing the Intel SRT on high end laptops. I do not have it, but some have posted what they have done.

    Is your second 2TB drive totally separate from Intel SRT and is that where you want to install?

    Intel Smart Response Technology
    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support...ts/chpsts/imsm
    Some general info in post #3
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2071242
    ubuntu 12.10 & Windows 8 oem Sony T & Intel SRT
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2090605


    Some info on re-instating details in post #9
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2038121
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2070491





    You will need to use the 64 bit version of 12.10 and from the UEFI menu boot the flash drive in UEFI mode. That way it will install in UEFI mode.
    Systems need quick boot or fast boot turned off in UEFI settings.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/UEFI
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting



    UEFI dual boot two drives - HP
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2072950
    UEFI dual boot two drives see #14 on how edit UUID to Windows efi partiton
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2031836

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    Re: Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.10 - get windows error?

    Is Ubuntu in UEFI mode or BIOS mode?

    If Ubuntu is installed in UEFI, you can chainload to Windows efi on the other drive or are both using the same efi partition. Best if each has own efi partition.

    Install this and then rerun BootInfo report & post new link. Either from your install or live system used to install.
    sudo apt-get install mdadm
    sudo apt-get install gawk
    sudo apt-get install xz-utils


    Grub2's os-prober has a bug and creates BIOS type chain load entries that do not work with UEFI. But Boot-Repair can create a correct chain load entry, but I am not sure it does with two drives. You may have to change UUID from one to the other to work.

    Solved with others with two drives.
    UEFI dual boot two drives - HP
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2072950
    UEFI dual boot two drives see #14 on how edit UUID to Windows efi partiton
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2031836


    grub2's os-prober creates wrong style (BIOS) chain boot entry
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...2/+bug/1024383
    'Windows ...) (on /dev/sdXY)'
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.10 - get windows error?

    +1.

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    Re: Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.10 - get windows error?

    Thanks, Installed the tools and reran boot repair report-only. I can successfully boot either OS by hitting F12 during boot (which brings up the BIOS BOOT MENU), and selecting either [UEFI-win] or [UEFI-Ubuntu] from the boot selection menu. Bios boot is in secure mode [ENABLED]. That indicates the Ubuntu is successfully installed in UEFI & SECURE modes. Seems the issue revolves just around the boot problems.

    sda (Win 8) boots UEFI, it has a UEFI boot partition - Win Boot manager, and Win 8 boot (according to EasyBCD). sdb is the 32-gig SSD cache for sda (uses Intel SRT, which has the controller configured for RAID0 between sda and sdb).

    sdc (Ubuntu 12.10) has it's own UEFI partition (separate from the Win 8 UEFI boot partition on sda).

    sdc has a total of 4 partitions:

    /boot/efi
    /
    /home
    swap

    There are the memory-card readers, which Dell assigns drive letters to but they aren't hard drives.

    The output of the boot repair report is:

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/1465231

    Thank you for your help!

    -- Tom
    Last edited by Tom McD; December 25th, 2012 at 07:59 PM.

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    Re: Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.10 - get windows error?

    You will have to manually add a chain load entry from grub to the Windows efi partition. But I do not know the exact configuration for your RAID. Grub has a bunch of .mod files in its sub-directory to load extra drives. We often load fat or ntfs and gpt, but there are several for raid and you may have to experiment.

    These are typical entires without RAID. You can specify root by hd or search for root.
    Code:
    menuentry "Windows 7 UEFI" {
      insmod part_gpt
      insmod fat
      insmod search_fs_uuid
      insmod chain
      set root='(hd0,gpt2)'
      search --fs-uuid --no-floppy --set=root 4f84-ee2e
      chainloader (${root})/efi/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi
    }
    
       
    menuentry "Windows 7 UEFI" {
       search --file --no-floppy --set=root /efi/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi
      chainloader (${root})/efi/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi
    }
    Your entry may be more like this where your raid is the UUID
    isw_defbbagaca_1Z2E24NN1 has UUD = 6A09-8861

    Possible RAID modules in grub.
    dm_nv.mod
    raid.mod
    raid5rec.mod
    raid6rec.mod

    Code:
    menuentry "Windows 8 UEFI" {
    insmod dm_nv
      insmod part_gpt
      insmod fat
      insmod search_fs_uuid
      insmod chain
      set root='(hd0,gpt2)'
      search --fs-uuid --no-floppy --set=root 6A09-8861   
      chainloader (${root})/efi/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi
    }
    #Add menu entry to 40_custom, you can add more than one test version and test to see if one or the other works or from grub menu, use e and manually edit insmod RAID entry to each version until hopefully one works.
    gksudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom
    #Turn off prober
    gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
    #Add this line
    GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=true
    #update grub menu
    sudo update-grub
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Boot-Repair can create a correct chain load entry, but I am not sure it does with two drives.
    it does with 1, 2 or more

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