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comment Every windows 8 boot breaks grub
So for every time I boot into Windows, I'd have to restart into linux to shut down, just to keep the "fast startup" option? Seems like I'd lose any time savings while also losing the ability to do an unattended shutdown. If it does prevent the problems I was talking about, I'd rather disable fast startup.
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comment Every windows 8 boot breaks grub
I haven't been able to try it yet because the other tools have destroyed any chances of recovery. But it seems as though that's a plausible solution if the problem really is how Windows 8 does a suspend-to-disk upon shutdown, which can cause corruption to mounted volumes when booting linux after.
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comment Every windows 8 boot breaks grub
With other installs, I've set up a separate partition to install Grub on, and had the BIOS load it instead of the windows EFI partition. But in this case (due to a few laptop-related reasons), I installed grub in the existing EFI partition. I'd be fine with using a modified Windows bootloader, but EasyBCD won't install on the EFI partition unless it's marked as primary, and I don't think Windows 8 disk manager would let me modify the flags.
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comment Every windows 8 boot breaks grub
Yes, Mehrdad. Rebooting from linux to linux has no problems whatsoever. And booting from linux to windows has no problems. But once I boot into windows, I cannot boot into linux unless I have the key plugged in.
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comment Every windows 8 boot breaks grub
Unfortunately, EasyBCD is a tool for modifying the Windows Bootloader, not modifying Grub2. I also can't find the Win2grub tool you mentioned; Google links back to your comment.
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comment Every windows 8 boot breaks grub
According to the BIOS, Secure Boot State and Secure Boot Control are disabled. I'm not sure if I have to check anywhere else though.
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comment Every windows 8 boot breaks grub
But if that were the case, why wouldn't I need the USB stick for every boot? It only assists when booting the first time after a Windows boot. After that, booting to Linux is just fine. (Not saying you're incorrect, just wondering out loud). Going to try your suggestion.
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