dual booting and grub
doug.dastew at gmail.com
Mon Sep 2 22:32:27 UTC 2013
I have a toshiba lap top with windows 8 on it.
we then repartitioned it using windows 8 and installed ubuntu
but grub failed to find windows 8 I then did something in widows 8 and
ended up being able to dual boot(not using grub) ( I can't remember what I
This all worked from may to now.
The system is using UEFI and the ubuntu partition is # 6
We now tried to to install windows 7 in place of windows 8.
Windows 7 froze and would not get ready to install.
We found using google the we should turn off UEFI to get so we can install
We did this and then windows 7 did load and got ready to install. but we
did not install anything.
We decided that there were some files in ubuntu that should be backed up
We tried a reboot --- but had to change back to UEFI
Tried again but now no dual boot --- just windows 8 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We then booted Ubuntu from a memory stick and found the files and did a
I tried using easybcd to setup dual booting in windows 8 but no luck so far.
so my question is:
When I boot Ubuntu from a memory stick how do I tell ubuntu to fix the grub
on the main hard drive and not the one on the memory stick?
I have used super grub in the past so maybe this is the way to go?
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