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  1. #1

    Unhappy Yay! Another Dual-Boot Fail!


    So I am trying to get dual-boot to work for a while now,

    One I had to wipe everything,
    and once I had to wipe my cmos because of faulty bios flash.

    So Im kinda pissed-off of installing linux atm.

    Still I want to try out ElementaryOS as second os.

    The thing is, I installed it using a pendrive, but somehow it installed grub wrong (It did detect windows on installation).

    When I boot my pc, I get the usual startup, and it goes straight into windows.

    I installed it using the default dual-boot option, not using the custom partitions one (I did that, did not work either).

    So. Do you have any ideas on how I can troubleshoot/solve this problem, I would like to use linux as second development/experiment os.

    Thanks for your time,

    -JustRamon

    PS: I have posted this on other forums too, but I most times I was moved to an "Other Os's" forum where nobody looks

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    Do you have a traditional bios or the new secure boot/uefi? I've not done much dual-booting, but when I used a traditional bios machine I shrunk Windows down, then installed Ubuntu and trusted it to do the right thing... and it worked great. My current machine has the newer uefi bios, and a couple of attempts at adding Linux haven't ended well.

  3. #3
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

    Rescue your Windows & GNU/Linux systems - Rescatux & Super Grub2 Disk

    Seeing I do not know any info on your computer specs or details of install.
    Besides. I don't multiboot anymore.

    Bye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourPalMark View Post
    Do you have a traditional bios or the new secure boot/uefi? I've not done much dual-booting, but when I used a traditional bios machine I shrunk Windows down, then installed Ubuntu and trusted it to do the right thing... and it worked great. My current machine has the newer uefi bios, and a couple of attempts at adding Linux haven't ended well.
    Uefi yes, but I disabled all the fastboot/secure boot stuff (I think)

    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post

    Link
    Link (I do not have 5 posts :P)

    Seeing I do not know any info on your computer specs or details of install.
    Besides. I don't multiboot anymore.

    Bye.
    Well, the reason I did not try Boot-Repair is because that full factory reset I had to do was because of using bootrepair. it completely screwed up my boot.
    Also: Is there a way to get the info without running the fix itself?

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    My specs:

    I have an Acer Aspire Predator G3620 (DT.SJPEH.023), yes prebuilt from acer (it was a bad decision after all).

    It has 2 drives: 1Tb hard drive (Where windows & the unaccessable linux is stored), and a 16 gb cache ssd (idk where it is used for)

    As far as I can tell, the pc boots from the hard drive. (not sure though).

    If you need more info, i am willing to give you all the info to get this fixed.

    I love the look of elementary. I am pumped to try it

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    So, today I found the option to get the boot info without actually fixing the boot (the second button :P).
    I ran it, and this is the outcome: paste2[dot]org/Ndpte5sC

    Also I tried to add linux to the windows bootmenu using easyBCD, and it did add a new option, but on clicking it I get the "Windows could not load" message.

    Can anyone help me with this?
    Last edited by JustRamon; 07-09-2015 at 11:28 AM.

  8. #7
    I fixed it! I ran boot-repair again and it fixed itself! Now I can succesfully dual-boot!

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