Does this work with Windows 8?

Asked by Joeviocoe on 2012-10-28

I want to triple boot (in 3 partitions, on same drive) Windows 7, Windows 8, and Ubuntu 12.04

Everything works as expected until I install Ubuntu. Windows 7 install creates the 100Mb boot partition... Windows 8 installs a new graphical bootloader and shows both Windows 7 and Windows 8.... and when I install Ubuntu, GRUB is installed. But GRUB won't show any entries for the Windows 7 and 8 installations. It DOES show, however, an old installation of Windows 7 on another drive (since it has its own bootloader intact).

I tried repairing the windows boot with the repair cd and running Bootrec /fixboot and /fixmbr. And using Boot-Repair (recommended) from a bootable USB.
Ran Grub-update... But I still don't have detectable GRUB entries for Windows 7 or 8. All attempt to manually enter GRUB entries for those Windows OSs have failed.

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1312058/ before
http://paste.ubuntu.com/1312096/ after
 my Boot-Info

sda is an old install of Win7 with Ubuntu embedded install (wubi) on my HDD.
sdb is an SSD and is what I WANT to triple boot with Win7, Win8, and Ubuntu.
sdb1 is my NTFS 100MB that was used by Windows as the Boot partition, and is now GRUB
sdb2 is my Win7 partition
sdb3 is my Win8 partition (I don't know why it says XP, maybe from my attempts to fix).
sdb4 is Ubuntu 12.04

Am I missing something?
What is the best way to install all 3 OSs on my sdb (SSD)? I want separate partitions and don't want to use VM or VHD.
Thanks.

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2012-10-28
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) said : #1

Answer to your main question:
yes, Boot-Repair works with Windows8.

Help for your specific problem:
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