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Old 08-20-2014, 06:52 PM   #1
Girauder
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EFI partition missing. Problem installing debian 7.6.0


I was trying to install Debian on my new laptop: a Lenovo Y50 64bit running Windows 8. I got together with a friend and installed Debian in his computer first and had no problems. However I've tried to install Debian several times using the AMD64 KDE and netinst versions and accomplished nothing.
I am trying to dual boot with windows 8.

To install I disabled secure booting.

First try: installed the KDE version. Grub would let me choose which operating system I wanted, but when I selected Debian it would only load the command line.

Second try: Reinstalled but this time with the netinst version. I only got a black screen where I could type but nothing else.

Third Try. Tried the netinst again. This time after making the partitions I got a message that said that no EFI partition was found. I ignored the message and this time it wouldn't even load Grub. only a command like interface with grub rescue or something.

Not once did I get an error during the installation. What am I doing wrong?

During the first installations it didn't ask me for that.
I assume the problem is that the EFI partition got corrupted or is missing for some reason. If that is indeed the problem, How can I solve it?

The system will only boot windows if I enter the boot menu, but only that way.

Don't know if this helps but here's a screenshot of the Disk Management.
http://postimg.org/image/433cpfkjz/

Please help me I'm desperate.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
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Try this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLlOd-a2wG0
It requires Ubuntu cd/dvd
 
Old 08-20-2014, 08:43 PM   #3
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Is windows 8 installed with UEFI? Did you install Debian in UEFI? Do you have a separate UEFI partition?
You could get more information by downloading and running the bootinfoscript from the site below and someone familiar with uefi should be able to help.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/
 
Old 08-20-2014, 11:08 PM   #4
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Is windows 8 installed with UEFI? Did you install Debian in UEFI? Do you have a separate UEFI partition?
You could get more information by downloading and running the bootinfoscript from the site below and someone familiar with uefi should be able to help.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/
Can I use this program on windows? or would i need a live version of debian/ubuntu?
 
Old 08-21-2014, 12:32 AM   #5
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If the instlation went thru without bootloader then you nedd to finish up the install, which can be dine in a chroit environment.
 
  


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