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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Ill try that when I get home but on a side note, how is the partition bad?

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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxxkid View Post
    Ill try that when I get home but on a side note, how is the partition bad?
    If you mean my comment

    I just mean it's so messy and a very poor example.
    Look at my netbook
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/12....pc-gparted.png

    My point is more or less an aesthetic one
    Though you do have unallocated chunks and for the life of me I can't see the extended space listed
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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    STOP!

    While the advice you are getting is good if you have a BIOS/MBR install, you have an efi partition first. So you almost for sure have the new UEFI install.

    And Windows needs several extra partitions, vendors add partitions. With gpt there is no more 4 partition limit so everyone is creating partitions. There is no extended partition nor logical partitions.

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    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)
    http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/
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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    I did wonder if it was GPT
    I hadn't noticed if that had been clarified yet ?
    But that does seem most likely given what we see
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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post

    Code:
    sudo grub-isntall /dev/sda
    Cariboo, shouldn't that be "grub-install"?

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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    If you are up to doing some work in a terminal, it looks like grub didn't install properly. Boot from whatever media you used to do the installation, and once at the desktop open a terminal, then once at the prompt type the following command, and press enter after each one:

    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/sda7 /mnt
    sudo mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev
    sudo mount -o bind /sys /mnt/sys
    sudo mount -o bind /proc /mnt/proc
    sudo chroot /mnt
    Next re-install grub:

    Code:
    sudo grub-isntall /dev/sda
    then

    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    you should see a listing of your installed operating systems, plus memtest. Press Ctrl-d twice, then reboot.

    This should solve your problem.
    I have tried that one and this shows up. When I tried this happened. Isnt there supposed to be something that says the command has been done? like for example when I inputed sudo mount /dev/sda7 /mnt isn't there supposed to be something happening like it did when i typed in sudo grub-install /dev/sda? Sorry if this is confusing.
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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Apropos of post #19

    Should be grub-install

    Normally bash only gives feedback if there is a problem with a command. If a command is successfully executed it will return to a command prompt.
    Last edited by oldos2er; February 16th, 2013 at 07:00 PM.

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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Please go back to post #13 before you cause more issues.

    With UEFI you do not use grub-pc but have grub-efi. And you do not install grub to MBR, but use grub-efi and install to the efi partition.
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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/1665006/
    This is the boot repair info.

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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    You are not showing any Windows boot files. Your efi partition is empty. And your Windows OS system partition is not showing the Windows boot file either. (but sometimes script misses it). Your Windows is in UEFI mode as drive is gpt, first partition is efi, and you have the Microsoft reserved partition. But the Windows specification says that must be just before main install and the next partition you have is the recovery?? Not sure if that will work. Did you rearrange partitions somehow or is that how the vendor did it. All other systems with Windows 8 have the MSR just before the OS as per spec.

    But Boot-Repair seems to have backups of at least some of the Windows files that it can reinstall and will install the Ubuntu efi files.

    I would run Boot_Repair and see what it recovers.
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