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Getting Dual Boot to Work?

  1. #1

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1

    Getting Dual Boot to Work?

    Laptop came with Windows 8 and has been updated to 8.1

    Installed Ubuntu on a new partition, but no matter how many times I try, I can't get the machine to load Grub at power-on. If I boot Super Grub Disk/Rescatux, I see the installed Ubuntu, but other tools (like EasyBCD) only see Windows.

    Apparently, we're no longer using MBR? Everything I used to know about computers seems to have become false in the last year or 2. How do I get Grub working on this new EFI thing?

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  2. #2

    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Try Ubuntuforums UEFI installing hints, tips, & tricks:
    UEFI Installing - Tips
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  3. #3

    Posts : 7
    windows 8, xubuntu

    Make sure that secure boot is disabled in bios.
    this may be blocking grub from loading up
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