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Stuck with a broken BIOS??

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    Posts : 4
    windows 8 / ubuntu 13.04

    Stuck with a broken BIOS??


    I have a Samsung DP700A3D All-In-One. It came preinstalled with Windows 8. I remember it being version 6.2 (?). I always seem to try things above and beyond my skill set (Current Computer Science student). I installed Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit alongside Windows 8 with no problems. I aloud the Ubuntu to do the partioning. It used Grub2 for bootloader. I wasn't happy with that wanting to use Windows Boot Manager. After changing this and reloading that, somehow the windows 8 partition did a recovery. I can now not boot anything. I'm currently on Ubuntu live CD. I can see the drives from here. There are partitions labeled SAMSUNG_REC, SAMSUNG_REC2, 487 GB Volume(Windows files inside), Windows RE tools, and 481 GB Volume(Ubuntu files inside). When I boot the machine, I get the Install Boot Media ?? comment at attempted start-up. When I was setting up the Ubuntu alongside Windows I could access BIOS(?) with an F2 press at initial flash screen. Now I cannot. I can do nothing but run the Ubuntu Live CD. I don't want to try Fresh install of Ubuntu because there are files on Ubuntu partition because there are files that are too large for me to back-up else where that are very important. I KNOW .... BACK-UP BACK-UP BACK-UP!! It however is too late for that.... PLEASE HELP!!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 4
    windows 8 / ubuntu 13.04


    did have to originally run boot-repair in ubuntu to boot windows through a new .efi file in grub2 if that matters. Also used eazyBCD trying to get windows boot manager to show ubuntu. All of this worked however until the recovery. I assumed it would only affect c: (windows) and d: (ubuntu) would still boot ok... my mistake, butcould sure use help solving it. Nothing would make me happier to than to "Mark as Solved"! any suggestions for better title for post to get better support?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8 / ubuntu 13.04


    Did another boot-repair. Can access eufi again, but still no booting. boot-repair says efi detected please check options.... still digging best I can.
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    Posts : 4
    windows 8 / ubuntu 13.04


    Repeated running of boot repair got me back into windows. now it can't mount the efi for ubuntu which keeps me out of the user account I need to get my files. Time to do some research...
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    Good luck!!
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