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Windows 7 Mint dual boot UEFI headache

Postby cornleader on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:14 am

First post!!

I recently bought an inspiron 7720. I removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. I wanted to dual boot Win 7 and Mint however this whole uefi technology is new to me. The laptop has a 1TB HDD and a 32GB SSD set up raid 0. Windows boots in seconds. I created 3 partitions, one for windows, one for linux install and a 3rd partition for sharing stuff between both OSs. Problem, you guessed it, I booted fro the live CD and it would not recognize my windows install.

After 3 days of research I finally realized that uefi is a conspiracy against Win/Linux dual booters!

So i have been searching and tried many different workarounds to no avail. so here is my question.

I have been searching but my search criteria is returning too many results, (about 10K). If I have 2 physical hard drives, can I install windows 7 to one hard drive and mint to the other hard drive in a dual boot environment without jumping through uefi workaround hoops? If I install windows 7 to HDD1, will the live CD recognize my windows install and allow me to install Mint to HDD2?
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Re: Windows 7 Mint dual boot UEFI headache

Postby srs5694 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:35 pm

cornleader wrote:I recently bought an inspiron 7720. I removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. I wanted to dual boot Win 7 and Mint however this whole uefi technology is new to me. The laptop has a 1TB HDD and a 32GB SSD set up raid 0. Windows boots in seconds. I created 3 partitions, one for windows, one for linux install and a 3rd partition for sharing stuff between both OSs. Problem, you guessed it, I booted fro the live CD and it would not recognize my windows install.


If you mean that you can't see any partitions on your disk, then the problem has nothing to do with EFI: This is a symptom of a damaged partition table. My suspicion in this case is that you've actually done a BIOS-mode install of Windows, which has created a new MBR partition scheme but left some unused GPT data on the hard disk. If this suspicion is correct, you can fix the problem with my FixParts program. Once this is done, you should boot the Mint installer in BIOS mode (by disabling EFI support in your firmware or selecting a non-EFI boot option for the installation medium). If I'm wrong in any of my suppositions in this line of reasoning, you'll need to be more precise: Describe the exact symptoms you're seeing and post the RESULTS.txt file you get when you run the Boot Info Script from a Linux emergency disc. This will enable a better diagnosis of what's happening with your system.

I have been searching but my search criteria is returning too many results, (about 10K). If I have 2 physical hard drives, can I install windows 7 to one hard drive and mint to the other hard drive in a dual boot environment without jumping through uefi workaround hoops? If I install windows 7 to HDD1, will the live CD recognize my windows install and allow me to install Mint to HDD2?


Installing on two physical disks is certainly possible, but my suspicion is that you've jumped to an incorrect conclusion and that pursuing the solution you suggest will leave you with lingering problems at best or create new problems at worst. (This is not to say that you can't install on two disks, though; I'm just saying that attempting to install on two disks without fixing any problem you already have, and without understanding the BIOS- vs. EFI-mode boot of your current Windows 7 setup, is likely to cause additional problems.)
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Re: Windows 7 Mint dual boot UEFI headache

Postby cornleader on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:43 pm

EDIT:
Yea it gives me no partiton data to install to.

I ran your program but I might have messed it up. I'm not really sure how to run it. I did however boot to a live cd, download and ran bootinfoscript and here are my results. One thing I will mention is that my SSD deive seems to be GPT partitioned.

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                  Boot Info Script 0.61      [1 April 2012]


============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
 => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:        /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  Windows 7
    Boot files:        /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:       

sda4: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sda5 starts
                       at sector 2048.
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:       

sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed:   mount: unknown filesystem type ''

============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sda1    *          2,048       206,847       204,800   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2             206,848   512,002,047   511,795,200   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda3         512,007,615 1,036,288,889   524,281,275   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda4       1,036,292,033 1,953,521,663   917,229,631   f W95 Extended (LBA)
/dev/sda5       1,036,292,096 1,953,521,663   917,229,568   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS


GUID Partition Table detected, but does not seem to be used.

Partition    Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors System

Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 32.0 GB, 32017047552 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3892 cylinders, total 62533296 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sdb1                   1    62,533,295    62,533,295  ee GPT


GUID Partition Table detected.

Partition    Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors System
/dev/sdb1           2,048    16,775,167    16,773,120 -

"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL

/dev/loop0                                              squashfs   
/dev/sda1        E8003ED8003EAD86                       ntfs       System Reserved
/dev/sda2        F4E44B15E44AD98E                       ntfs       
/dev/sda3        01CDF68215C13F60                       ntfs       
/dev/sda5        6C6E48636E482862                       ntfs       
/dev/sr0                                                iso9660    Linux Mint 14 MATE 64-bit

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

/dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
/dev/sda5        /media/mint/6C6E48636E482862 fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
/dev/sr0         /cdrom                   iso9660    (ro,noatime)


======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

Unknown GPT Partiton Type
dee2bfd3af3ddf11ba40e3a556d89593

========= Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive: =========

sdc

=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

  No volume groups found
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Re: Windows 7 Mint dual boot UEFI headache

Postby srs5694 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:31 pm

You may have run FixParts, but you didn't use it correctly, as evidenced by the following in the Boot Info Script output:

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GUID Partition Table detected, but does not seem to be used.


That's one of the problems that FixParts will fix; it will ask you if you want to delete the old GPT data, and you must reply in the affirmative. Once you do this you should be able to install Mint, but be sure to do it in BIOS mode, not in EFI mode.
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Re: Windows 7 Mint dual boot UEFI headache

Postby cornleader on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:42 pm

Now when I run fixparts i get this in the console

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FixParts 0.8.4

Loading MBR data from /dev/sda

MBR command (? for help):


Before it was saying I had a problem. Now it justs asks for a command.

I ran boot info script and the output is different. Still no partitions to install mint to. Windows still boots though.

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                  Boot Info Script 0.61      [1 April 2012]


============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
 => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.
 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M7529.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Mounting failed:   fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Mounting failed:   fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Mounting failed:   fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy

sda4: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sda5 starts
                       at sector 2048.
    Mounting failed:   fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy

sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed:   fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75291: __________________________________________________

    File system:       
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed:   fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75292: __________________________________________________

    File system:       
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed:   fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75293: __________________________________________________

    File system:       
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed:   fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75294: __________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:

isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75295: __________________________________________________

    File system:       
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed:   fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sda1    *          2,048       206,847       204,800   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2             206,848   512,002,047   511,795,200   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda3         512,007,615 1,036,288,889   524,281,275   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda4       1,036,292,033 1,953,521,663   917,229,631   f W95 Extended (LBA)
/dev/sda5       1,036,292,096 1,953,521,663   917,229,568   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS


Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 32.0 GB, 32017047552 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3892 cylinders, total 62533296 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sdb1                   1    62,533,295    62,533,295  ee GPT


GUID Partition Table detected.

Partition    Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors System
/dev/sdb1           2,048    16,775,167    16,773,120 -

Drive: isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M7529 _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M7529: 1000.2 GB, 1000203223040 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953521920 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75291   *          2,048       206,847       204,800   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75292            206,848   512,002,047   511,795,200   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75293        512,007,615 1,036,288,889   524,281,275   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75294      1,036,292,033 1,953,521,663   917,229,631   f W95 Extended (LBA)
/dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75295      1,036,292,096 1,953,521,663   917,229,568   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS


"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL

/dev/loop0                                              squashfs   
/dev/sda1        E8003ED8003EAD86                       ntfs       System Reserved
/dev/sda2        F4E44B15E44AD98E                       ntfs       
/dev/sda3        01CDF68215C13F60                       ntfs       
/dev/sda5        6C6E48636E482862                       ntfs       
/dev/sr0                                                iso9660    Linux Mint 14 MATE 64-bit

========================= "ls -R /dev/mapper/" output: =========================

/dev/mapper:
control
isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M7529
isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M7529p4

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

/dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
/dev/sr0         /cdrom                   iso9660    (ro,noatime)


======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

Unknown GPT Partiton Type
dee2bfd3af3ddf11ba40e3a556d89593
Unknown BootLoader on isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75291


Unknown BootLoader on isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75292


Unknown BootLoader on isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75293


Unknown BootLoader on isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75294


Unknown BootLoader on isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75295



========= Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive: =========

sdc

=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75291: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75291: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75292: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75292: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75293: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75293: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75294: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75294: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75295: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_bbcdhefafg_WX81A72M75295: No such file or directory
  No volume groups found
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Re: Windows 7 Mint dual boot UEFI headache

Postby srs5694 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:20 pm

It looks like you may have some stray RAID data on your hard disk. You can usually remove this with the following command:

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sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sda


If the problem recurs, you should check your firmware settings for hard disk access modes and disable RAID as an option there.
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Re: Windows 7 Mint dual boot UEFI headache

Postby cornleader on Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:07 am

srs5694 wrote:It looks like you may have some stray RAID data on your hard disk. You can usually remove this with the following command:

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sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sda


If the problem recurs, you should check your firmware settings for hard disk access modes and disable RAID as an option there.


Is there a way I can disable this? I'm about t o give up. :(
This DID allow me to install mint however i screwed up. I use fixparts to change a logical partition to a primary, don't ask, then divided another partition for swap, / and home. But when I installed mint, i selected the wrong partition, hda1 i think and it put grub on the wrong partition. When I selected windows from grub it went black then back to grub screen. I had to run fixmbr and another windows boot utility to get into windows. Then a checkdisk, probably from changing logical drive to primary. Also I think I messup the partitions on my SSD. I know nothing about this stuff. SSD, UEFI, rapid start is all new to me.

When I was able to get back into windows only, because I disabled the raid info on hda, i lost my rapid start in win 7, so it takes forever to boot and all my programs are missing dll's, probably once again from messing with the partitions that had data on them. So I think I'm really screwed and looks like a full reinstall of windows. I'm not sacrificing the speed of the windows ssd drive for a dual boot system.

Is there anyway I can recover from this? without a full reinstall? Its all because of boot partitions, boot installers and MBR.

sigh.................
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Re: Windows 7 Mint dual boot UEFI headache

Postby srs5694 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:21 am

It's unclear from your description what your computer's current state is. Please run Boot Info Script again (from a Linux emergency disc like Parted Magic, if necessary) and post its RESULTS.txt output. Also, to the extent that your Windows problems are Windows-specific (missing DLLs, etc.), you're likely to get better help on a Windows forum than here.
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Re: Windows 7 Mint dual boot UEFI headache

Postby cornleader on Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:03 pm

Sorry last post was at 3am. Getting frustrated. I appreciate all your help.

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                  Boot Info Script 0.61      [1 April 2012]


============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
 => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.
 => Syslinux MBR (4.04 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdd.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:        /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

sda2:3a __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  Windows 7
    Boot files:        /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sda3 starts
                       at sector 2048. But according to the info from fdisk,
                       sda3 starts at sector 1036292096.
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:       

sda4: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:       

sda6: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:

sda7: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System:  Linux Mint 14 Nadia
    Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab

sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed:   mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sdd1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:       

============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sda1    *          2,048       206,847       204,800   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2             206,848   512,002,047   511,795,200   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda3       1,036,292,096 1,953,521,663   917,229,568   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda4         512,004,094 1,036,292,095   524,288,002   5 Extended
/dev/sda5         512,004,096   712,001,535   199,997,440  83 Linux
/dev/sda6         712,003,584   714,002,431     1,998,848  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7         714,004,480 1,036,292,095   322,287,616  83 Linux


Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 32.0 GB, 32017047552 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3892 cylinders, total 62533296 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sdb1                   1    62,533,295    62,533,295  ee GPT


GUID Partition Table detected.

Partition    Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors System
/dev/sdb1           2,048    16,775,167    16,773,120 -

Drive: sdd _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdd: 8235 MB, 8235515904 bytes
63 heads, 21 sectors/track, 12157 cylinders, total 16084992 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sdd1    *          5,472    16,084,991    16,079,520   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS


"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL

/dev/loop0                                              squashfs   
/dev/sda1        E8003ED8003EAD86                       ntfs       System Reserved
/dev/sda2        F4E44B15E44AD98E                       ntfs       
/dev/sda3        6C6E48636E482862                       ntfs       
/dev/sda5        d29a71b5-3761-49cc-b6e4-c04457eaab02   ext4       
/dev/sda6        fd637281-b574-412e-82de-c71f11aa7710   swap       
/dev/sda7        b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6   ext4       
/dev/sdd1        F88A89FE8A89B9A0                       ntfs       
/dev/sr0                                                iso9660    Linux Mint 14 MATE 64-bit

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

/dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
/dev/sda2        /media/mint/F4E44B15E44AD98E fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda5        /media/mint/d29a71b5-3761-49cc-b6e4-c04457eaab02 ext4       (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sda7        /media/mint/b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6 ext4       (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdd1        /media/mint/F88A89FE8A89B9A0 fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
/dev/sr0         /cdrom                   iso9660    (ro,noatime)


=========================== sda7/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
  set have_grubenv=true
  load_env
fi
set default="0"

if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
  menuentry_id_option="--id"
else
  menuentry_id_option=""
fi

export menuentry_id_option

if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
  set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
  save_env saved_entry
  set prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
  set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
  if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
  fi
}

function recordfail {
  set recordfail=1
  if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
  if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
    insmod all_video
  else
    insmod efi_gop
    insmod efi_uga
    insmod ieee1275_fb
    insmod vbe
    insmod vga
    insmod video_bochs
    insmod video_cirrus
  fi
}

if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
   font=unicode
else
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos7'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6
else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6
fi
    font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
fi

if loadfont $font ; then
  set gfxmode=auto
  load_video
  insmod gfxterm
  set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
  set lang=en_CA
  insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
  set timeout=-1
else
  set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=white/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
function gfxmode {
   set gfxpayload="$1"
   if [ "$1" = "keep" ]; then
      set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
   else
      set vt_handoff=
   fi
}
if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
  if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
    if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
      if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=text
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
  else
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
  fi
else
  set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
menuentry 'Linux Mint 14 MATE 64-bit, 3.5.0-17-generic (/dev/sda7)' --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
   recordfail
   gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
   insmod gzio
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='hd0,msdos7'
   if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
     search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6
   else
     search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6
   fi
   linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
   initrd   /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
}
menuentry 'Linux Mint 14 MATE 64-bit, 3.5.0-17-generic (/dev/sda7) -- recovery mode' --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
   recordfail
   insmod gzio
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='hd0,msdos7'
   if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
     search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6
   else
     search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6
   fi
   echo   'Loading Linux 3.5.0-17-generic ...'
   linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6 ro recovery nomodeset
   echo   'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
   initrd   /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
### END /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='hd0,msdos7'
   if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
     search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6
   else
     search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6
   fi
   linux16   /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='hd0,msdos7'
   if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
     search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos7 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos7 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos7  b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6
   else
     search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6
   fi
   linux16   /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry 'Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)' --class windows --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-chain-E8003ED8003EAD86' {
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ntfs
   set root='hd0,msdos1'
   if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
     search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  E8003ED8003EAD86
   else
     search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root E8003ED8003EAD86
   fi
   chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f  ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
  source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
  source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=============================== sda7/etc/fstab: ================================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=b90ac1ab-658b-4f8b-98d3-bec5f10d87a6 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /home was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=d29a71b5-3761-49cc-b6e4-c04457eaab02 /home           ext4    defaults        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=fd637281-b574-412e-82de-c71f11aa7710 none            swap    sw              0       0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sda7: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

           GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)

 426.733451843 = 458.201554944  boot/grub/grub.cfg                             1
 341.368682861 = 366.541832192  boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic               2
 382.597618103 = 410.811064320  boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic                  1
 341.368682861 = 366.541832192  initrd.img                                     2
            ?? = ??             initrd.img.old                                 1
 382.597618103 = 410.811064320  vmlinuz                                        1

======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

Unknown GPT Partiton Type
dee2bfd3af3ddf11ba40e3a556d89593
Unknown BootLoader on sda4

00000000  2c 3c 35 76 a5 4a b7 b8  f2 28 3d 7c 8c b1 12 52  |,<5v.J...(=|...R|
00000010  36 05 d1 d2 d0 b9 89 2d  2f 3a 74 ce 21 4f b6 5b  |6......-/:t.!O.[|
00000020  d3 ec 69 76 b5 63 61 e3  ee 90 eb e4 87 33 70 dd  |..iv.ca......3p.|
00000030  85 ec 5d ad 3d 0b e7 e0  e3 56 db 65 77 71 bc 79  |..].=....V.ewq.y|
00000040  4e c0 42 40 81 11 35 fb  90 b1 7e db ff 1c 10 ac  |N.B@..5...~.....|
00000050  b6 33 14 af 17 ce db 33  58 72 ba e2 72 be c7 12  |.3.....3Xr..r...|
00000060  2b 7e c9 1f 57 4b 10 1b  ff 03 6d 8e 08 11 c9 f2  |+~..WK....m.....|
00000070  41 81 8a 55 fa b1 69 01  dd ef 2e b8 8b 02 67 2c  |A..U..i.......g,|
00000080  e8 75 31 2c ad a3 93 30  f5 30 05 d8 44 1f a6 49  |.u1,...0.0..D..I|
00000090  35 45 31 95 e9 3b 8a 03  35 a1 af a9 bd 72 aa 5a  |5E1..;..5....r.Z|
000000a0  5f 59 c4 f6 d6 c3 91 88  41 96 6f ee 41 1c a5 a3  |_Y......A.o.A...|
000000b0  90 cb c9 c1 d7 08 86 30  2c 8f 3c 24 f9 87 c3 5d  |.......0,.<$...]|
000000c0  2e 25 7a 5a 7a f3 f4 f9  fa 6a d2 89 79 f6 11 e0  |.%zZz....j..y...|
000000d0  b4 e4 eb b8 8e 82 58 d6  5b 57 87 9c ef c1 e0 b7  |......X.[W......|
000000e0  2f 09 e2 29 b7 9f 15 3c  64 36 3e 7e 8f 6c f4 1f  |/..)...<d6>~.l..|
000000f0  57 ca 64 bd a3 f2 8d bc  fd 28 dd eb 42 da 24 88  |W.d......(..B.$.|
00000100  68 06 90 39 62 3e 65 37  98 e3 96 93 78 da b9 38  |h..9b>e7....x..8|
00000110  16 10 10 82 70 6f 7e a7  d2 a4 a0 7e 84 45 23 da  |....po~....~.E#.|
00000120  89 36 04 92 70 13 c7 84  9f b3 56 85 7f bc bc 3d  |.6..p.....V....=|
00000130  8f 90 29 5c 77 2e dd 45  7d 92 f7 e6 80 cb 8a 4a  |..)\w..E}......J|
00000140  2c 19 da f0 4f 60 77 a2  05 87 2d 9a cf 90 67 fb  |,...O`w...-...g.|
00000150  f3 c4 63 f4 a1 b7 a2 2d  08 db c8 a1 90 5d 91 04  |..c....-.....]..|
00000160  13 0d 5a 30 3f 12 e8 66  17 09 b8 ad 9c 24 f6 76  |..Z0?..f.....$.v|
00000170  2a d7 ff f6 61 58 e3 be  63 d6 09 a1 0a 3d 25 8a  |*...aX..c....=%.|
00000180  03 8f 7f 61 52 9d 92 6d  9d a9 c5 d4 f0 cb 24 14  |...aR..m......$.|
00000190  9a 29 3a e1 1a 4d 7d e1  c6 8c 2a 4d 0e fb df e0  |.):..M}...*M....|
000001a0  52 00 49 72 5a fc d2 4d  60 a7 ce 00 8d 89 ad 5f  |R.IrZ..M`......_|
000001b0  27 12 a5 c4 7d 0e 3e eb  e1 6f c0 ca b3 56 00 fe  |'...}.>..o...V..|
000001c0  ff ff 83 fe ff ff 02 00  00 00 00 b8 eb 0b 00 fe  |................|
000001d0  ff ff 05 fe ff ff 02 b8  eb 0b 00 88 1e 00 00 00  |................|
000001e0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
000001f0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa  |..............U.|
00000200


========= Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive: =========

sdc

=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

FIBMAP: Invalid argument
FIBMAP: Invalid argument


And last error continues forever.
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Re: Windows 7 Mint dual boot UEFI headache

Postby srs5694 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:15 pm

Based on your new thread, I suspect you intend to start fresh and my reply may be irrelevant; but your system seems to be configured to boot directly to Windows. You can re-install GRUB to get the computer to boot either OS. There are various ways to do this, but the easiest is most likely to run the Ubuntu Boot Repair tool, which I'm told works fine with Mint, too. That won't help you with your Windows-specific problems, but there's a good chance that it will get Linux booting again.
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Re: Windows 7 Mint dual boot UEFI headache

Postby cornleader on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:36 pm

I really appreciate all your help but I think I really messed it up. Unfortunately I have no choice but to have Windows as my primary OS and linux is for, well no need to explain that on a linux forum.

Looks like I installed the MBR to the wrong partition and formated my SSD out of pure stupidity, (one of my windows issues), and for some bright idea changed a logical or extended partition to a primary that had windows data on it. So I figured my best bet is to give in and start fresh. Wipe the whole drive clean. As you can see from my results things just kept getting worse lol.

I started a new thread HERE.

I'm sure I could fix this with lots of help but in my case it might be faster if I started from scratch.
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