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Thread: Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu issue....

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu issue....

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    You should have a one time boot key that lets you choose which device to boot. I have 4 hard drives and do have different grubs installed in each. While I can boot everything from a grub menu, I let the very new install just default to install to sda and directly boot it with f12. My default and main working install is the sdd drive.
    Thanks again oldfred,
    Will press some buttons and have a look.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    Re: Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu issue....

    I am having this very same issue. Booting Windows 8.1 from GRUB causes the computer to simply restart and GRUB to load again. Win 8.1 will boot fine if you change the boot priority in BIOS however I don't want to do this every time I need to boot into Win 8.1. Has anyone solved this problem. I am a newbie to Linux/Ubuntu but I do have a moderate knowledge/skill with computers. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    SW Forida
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu issue....

    If you have fastboot still turned on that can be an issue. For whatever reason grub cannot chainload to Windows when hibernated.

    WARNING for Windows 8 Dual-Booters
    It defaults shutdown to a hybrid hibernation/off state for fast boot
    But then files may be corrupted similar to Windows 7 Hibernation:
    Fast Startup off/hibernation
    Force removal of hiberfil from Ubuntu
    User who fixed Windows 8
    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.

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