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Old 01-04-2013, 05:09 AM   #1
chintusrikanth
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I've lost my win 8 after ubuntu


hi everyone...i've installed ubuntu through pen drive boot in a seperate partition.... after completion of installation i've lost my win 8....
some pls hrlp me guys
 
Old 01-04-2013, 06:44 AM   #2
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What do you mean by "lost"? It doesn't appear on GRUB's menu? Or it fails to boot?
 
Old 01-06-2013, 08:43 AM   #3
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The output of the command sudo fdisk -l (lower case L) might help to determine if you have wiped Windows or not.

Code:
wim@i3-2120:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for wim: 

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd2efff31

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048      206847      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2          206848   511999999   255896576    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3       512000000   528001023     8000512   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4       528003070  1953523711   712760321    5  Extended
Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda5       528003072   820969471   146483200   83  Linux
/dev/sda6       820971520  1953523711   566276096   83  Linux
Command above in bold red. Your output (the rest of the above) will more than likely differ; but you should see one or more partitions with 'HPFS/NTFS/exFAT' at the end (like the first two in my example).
 
Old 01-11-2013, 06:17 AM   #4
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M$ insist on a particular implementation of UEFI which effectively makes dual boot impossible.
GPT disk - secure boot & windows 8 with everything signed by m$
MBR disk & secure boot off - linux will boot

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0v-4175441330/

Suggest you forget windows 8. It's so horrible!
 
Old 01-12-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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On the contrary, I have a Dell Inspiron 15R happily dual-booting Windows 8 and Arch. I just disabled Secure Boot in the BIOS (not an option for everyone, but it works fine on this laptop).

Though I agree, Windows 8 isn't great - though I'll probably warm to it in time (everyone's always very critical of new Windows releases while they get accustomed to it) it seems they've thrown out a lot of the genuinely good features of Windows 7 in favour of a new, seemingly broken UI.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #6
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@Snark1994: I'd be very interested in a step by step on how you succeeded, where many others have made a worthy attempt and failed. If the Dell Inspiron truly does dual boot with windows 8, I'm sure m$ will have them fix it after the next BIOS release!
 
Old 01-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #7
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I disabled Secure Boot in the BIOS, then essentially followed https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...tiboot_in_UEFI. You need to boot in UEFI mode to do it, which for me meant following https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...e_USB_from_ISO
 
  


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