GRUB & Windows 8 issue

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GRUB & Windows 8 issue

Postby neonfire999 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:49 pm

Ok, so I created a 25gb partition on windows 8 and then since windows 8 wouldn't let me boot into the live linux mint 14 cd, I ran the exe on the cd and told it to help me boot into the live cd. When it did, I went ahead to install it and selected to install alongside windows. When it finished installing and everything, I went to boot into windows 8 again through grub and now its giving me an error that says "error: device format 'ldm/XXXXXXXX/Volume 1' invalid: must be (f|h)dN, with 0 <= N < 128" and then says "a disk error occured. press ctrl+alt+del too restart". When I try to boot into the recovery partition it just shows the second screen. I tried to boot into my windows 8 installation disk to try to repair the boot record, but like i said before, it won't let me boot into cds or dvds for some reason even though ive put them at the top of my boot order. Thanks for the help! I have an essay to write that is due tomorrow (friday) and i'd really like to have this fixed quickly so I can get to that..

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Re: GRUB & Windows 8 issue

Postby srs5694 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:04 am

Boot Linux, download the Boot Info Script, and run it. This will produce a file called RESULTS.txt that contains diagnostic information necessary to figure out what's wrong. Post it here, either as a link or between code tags.

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