trouble booting windows 8 after ubuntu 12.10 install

Asked by jerrym on 2012-12-01

after i installed ubuntu 12.10 on my dell with windows 8 it didn't see windows 8 so i tried the boot repair disc

then it told me to get ubuntu - secure - remix

when i tried that it wanted to reinstall ubuntu

so i stopped there and i'm not sure what to do

please help

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2012-12-06
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2012-12-06
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) said : #1

Hello
Please boot on your Ubuntu-Secure-Remix disk, choose "Try Ubuntu", then run Boot-Repair from the "Boot-Repair" icon which is located at the left-side of the screen.
When the main Boot-Repair window appears, click the "Recommended Repair" button.

jerrym (pmeyer0916) said : #2

ok i ran the boot repair and it did give me the boot menu but windows was not on it is there any other options to find it?

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Subject: Re: [Question #215766]: trouble booting windows 8 after ubuntu 12.10 install
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Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012, 5:35 PM

Your question #215766 on Boot-Repair changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/boot-repair/+question/215766

    Status: Open => Answered

YannUbuntu proposed the following answer:
Hello
Please boot on your Ubuntu-Secure-Remix disk, choose "Try Ubuntu", then run Boot-Repair from the "Boot-Repair" icon which is located at the left-side of the screen.
When the main Boot-Repair window appears, click the "Recommended Repair" button.

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YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) said : #3

Please run Boot-Repair --> Recommended Repair, and indicate the URL (paste.ubuntu.com/xxxxxxx ) that will appear.

jerrym (pmeyer0916) said : #4

the url is http://paste.ubuntu.com/1406268

--- On Sun, 12/2/12, YannUbuntu <email address hidden> wrote:

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Subject: Re: [Question #215766]: trouble booting windows 8 after ubuntu 12.10 install
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Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012, 4:01 PM

Your question #215766 on Boot-Repair changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/boot-repair/+question/215766

    Status: Open => Needs information

YannUbuntu requested more information:
Please run Boot-Repair --> Recommended Repair, and indicate the URL
(paste.ubuntu.com/xxxxxxx ) that will appear.

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YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) said : #5

You are using an old version of Boot-Repair.

Please :
1) boot your Ubuntu-Secure-Remix , choose "Try Ubuntu",
2) connect internet
3) open a terminal, and type:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair boot-sav
4) run Boot-Repair --> Recommended Repair , and tell me the new URL that will appear?
5) reboot and tell me if a Windows entry appeared in the GRUB menu?

jerrym (pmeyer0916) said : #6

ok i did these 4 steps but i did not get an url

now it won't boot without hitting f12 and going to ununtu but i do get windows loader in the grub menu window

but when i click it i get error: attempt to read outside of partition

--- On Mon, 12/3/12, YannUbuntu <email address hidden> wrote:

From: YannUbuntu <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #215766]: trouble booting windows 8 after ubuntu 12.10 install
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Date: Monday, December 3, 2012, 5:56 AM

Your question #215766 on Boot-Repair changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/boot-repair/+question/215766

    Status: Open => Answered

YannUbuntu proposed the following answer:
You are using an old version of Boot-Repair.

Please :
1) boot your Ubuntu-Secure-Remix , choose "Try Ubuntu",
2) connect internet
3) open a terminal, and type:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair boot-sav
4) run Boot-Repair --> Recommended Repair , and tell me the new URL that will appear?
5) reboot and tell me if a Windows entry appeared in the GRUB menu?

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YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) said : #7

Please follow this procedure: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
and tell me the resulting URL.

jerrym (pmeyer0916) said : #8

YannUbuntu,

ok i decided to take ubuntu off my computer  and start all over.

i have a new dell inspiron 660 and i'm going to reload windows 8 the way it came

can you tell me the best way to install ubuntu 12.10 so i can have a dual boot without anymore trouble?

--- On Mon, 12/3/12, YannUbuntu <email address hidden> wrote:

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Subject: Re: [Question #215766]: trouble booting windows 8 after ubuntu 12.10 install
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Date: Monday, December 3, 2012, 4:46 PM

Your question #215766 on Boot-Repair changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/boot-repair/+question/215766

    Status: Open => Needs information

YannUbuntu requested more information:
Please follow this procedure: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
and tell me the resulting URL.

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YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) said : #9

I would:
1) partition the GPT disc via Gparted. Create a NTFS partition (will be used by Windows), and leave the rest free (will be used by Ubuntu)
2) then install Windows, reboot and check that it works
3) install Ubuntu alongside as described in the 1st paragraph of this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI#Installing_Ubuntu_Quickly_and_Easily_via_Trial_and_Error

gad man (gadman) said : #11

I recently bought a compaq cq2000 tower with windows 8 pre-installed on it and being a Ubuntu fan and user...I wanted to dual boot it with the latest version of Ubuntu 12.10 like I was doing with my older pc that has xbuntu 12.04 and win xp pro in dual boot. So, first I did the standard Ubuntu installation from the home page. After this that was the beginning of some white nights for me!!

First, Ubuntu wasn't loading at all. Then after scouring the blogs and forums, I learnt that it had something to do with the new EFI firmware....secure boot etc. etc. So I played around in the new bios...disabling secure boot etc. and I got Ubuntu to boot for once. But after a few updates on Ubuntu, I couldn't get back in after a reboot. My windows 8 was working fine still so I used it to try and get some answers, but nothing worked. I decided to uninstall ubuntu and reinstall it via...ubuntu secure remix... But being the total rookie that I am to these things, I went around uninstalling ubuntu in the wrong way by deleting the partition that it was on....then I tried to get back the Ubuntu partition by running a partition recovery tool....but it only made matters worse by shutting down the whole os and at this time nothing was booting. Then I through a windows recovery disk that I had made...after trying to unsuccessfully recover windows...I went for another nuclear option by wiping the hard drive clean. Gonna skip the troubles that that option brought me too but I ended up with a lesser version of windows 8....I reinstall ubuntu 12.10 via ubuntu secure remix. And now ,my new installed lesser windows 8 version isn't booting....dispite all the running of Boot Repair. Don't get all defensive....not trying to knock Boot Repair nor Ubuntu...for I have a strong feelings that it's doable....to dualboot win 8 and ubuntu 12.10...but I ain't doing it right.

So, the question is what exactly is it that I need to do to be able to dual boot ubuntu 12.10 with a pre-installed win 8 !!!???

gad man (gadman) said : #12

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1536275/

This after another clean install.

YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) said : #13

@gadman: please create another question, or a new thread in the Ubuntu forum

gad man (gadman) said : #14

Ok YannUbuntu (yannubuntu), I finally got it working to dual boot win 8 and ubuntu 12.10. I'm not sure how I did this....but it's a combination of these things below.

1: I did a clean factory reinstallation of windows 8.

2: I reinstall Ubuntu 12.10 in legacy mode using the method in this video....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNCSbTyUzoM&list=HL1358330460&feature=mh_lolz

3: Then I install git 1.8.1.1 and run some of the commands on it's download page.

4: Then I installed Boot-repair and ran it.

The end result of this brought me a grub menu with ten different options....2 for ubuntu...7 for windows...and 1 for the bios. My 2 ubuntu options are working fine...4 of my windows options are working fine...booting and putting windows into recovery mode if the need arises.
The set up (bios) option is fine too. So, I'm satisfied with this result and this issue is done for me.

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