My Computer's Native OS: Windows 8
OS installed: Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander
Video used as a guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7gWIkAY7s
I wanted to install Ubuntu as I had never before used a Linux Operating System. I first shrinked Window's C Drive to create room for the 4 partitions I would make for Ubuntu (Root, Home, Boot and a Swap). After booting from a LiveUSB with pendrivelinux, I then created the partitions on my storage device and installed Ubuntu.
I figured that as soon as that was finished, Ubuntu would be added to Windows bootloader and I would be good to go. Instead, I have to hit ESC and run Ubuntu as a device under device options OR select a device under the bootloader (all options listed under bootloader).
I recently downloaded EasyBCD in order to add Ubuntu to the bootloader but am having no luck. I have tried selecting the root and boot partitions to make a new GRUB2 Linux entry but it returns with an error so I deleted them.
How can I add Ubuntu to my list of Operating Systems in the Windows bootloader? Should I make one of my partitions have a letter drive (I cannot even see it from Windows)?
My Disk Management (Windows 8)
9 Partitions total
1 - 400 MB Healthy (Recovery Partition) *
2 - 260 MB Healthy (EFI System) *
3 - (C:) 465.78 GB NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
4 - 191 MB Healthy (Primary Partition) - My boot partition installed as logical, formatted ext 4
5 - 7.63 GB Healthy (Primary Partition) - My swap partition installed as logical
6 - 38.15 GB Healthy (Primary Partition) - My root partition installed as primary, formatted ext 4
7 - 57.22 GB Healthy (Primary Partition) - My home partition installed as logical, formatted ext 4
8 - 334.44 GB Unallocated
9 - RECOVERY (D:) 27.34 GB NFTS Healthy (OEM Partition)
* I have no idea what the first two partitions are on this HDD
My Boot Menu Entries (from EasyBCD)
1 - Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk (Goes back to OS selection when clicked)
2 - Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk (Boots Ubuntu)
3 - Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk (Boots Ubuntu)
4 - USB Drive (UEFI) (I don't have a USB Drive in at the moment...)
5 - Internal CD/DVD ROM Drive (UEFI) (Not using a disk either...)
6 - HP RM (ESP)
7 - Windows 8 (DEFAULT)