I have a problem and I would not format more my poor HDDs.
- Motherboard Asrock 970 Extreme4 (UEFI)
- HDD1 (
/dev/sda) -> Recovery | EFI Partition | Windows 8.1
- HDD2 (
/dev/sdb) -> Linux
- HDD3 (
/dev/sdc) -> No OS, only data (files, etc..)
My problem: the UEFI/EFI Partition. Condition: Don't format Windows partition absolutely. Request: Having Linux (possibly Arch).
I have already configured UEFI (secure boot disabled, etc..). I tried to install: Chakra+Grub, Arch+Grub, Arch+Gummiboot, Kubuntu+Grub; Result: nothing. Error during installation; Installation that disappearing (kubuntu). Yes, correctly installed but after rebooting the installation the system no longer exist; etc..
In any attempt if I turn on the computer, I select Linux and it starts correctly (in the best case), restart the computer and I select Windows and start up correctly -> I'm so happy :D but ... there are a but ... if I reboot my computer ... puff ... does not appear boot loader and boot directly in Windows.