Dualboot setup Mint + Windows 8?

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Dualboot setup Mint + Windows 8?

Postby skipper on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:12 pm

Hello,

I installed Mint 14 on my new Acer V3-V771 on an additional SSD drive.

In order to be able to boot Mint 14, I had to swap the drives hence the SSD with Mint 14 is the first drive, the HDD with Windows 8 is the second drive.

Unfortunately Windows 8 doesn't appear as a boot option.

sudo parted -l gives:

Model: ATA SanDisk SDSSDX12 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 120GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
2 17,4kB 104GB 104GB ext4
1 104GB 120GB 16,0GB linux-swap(v1)


Model: ATA WDC WD5000LPVT-2 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 1049kB 420MB 419MB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag
2 420MB 735MB 315MB fat32 EFI system partition boot
3 735MB 869MB 134MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres
4 869MB 482GB 481GB ntfs Basic data partition
5 482GB 500GB 18,3GB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag

What needs to be done to be able to boot Windows 8 when required?

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Re: Dualboot setup Mint + Windows 8?

Postby arealvel on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:43 pm

Perhaps you can boot it from the Bios. Both have GPT partition.
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Re: Dualboot setup Mint + Windows 8?

Postby jlr1701 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:42 pm

You might find this useful:

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=97221

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