My windows 8 is installed on the C drive. I installed ubuntu on the D drive. By mistake I chose the boot loader to load from the C drive while installing ubuntu. Then, restarted and it directly booted into ubuntu without giving me the option to choose from the OS list. Then, I repaired the windows loader from ubuntu using the following command:
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install syslinux
sudo dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda
now, it directly boots into Windows only! The problem is reversed!
Question is how to have a boot loader option to choose from, to boot into the desired OS. Thanks
I removed those unncessary disks and reinstalled the ubuntu. but it is the same story! I have 120GB SSD on the Port0 containing my windows 8 and a disk of 500GB in the Port1 on which I installed ubuntu and 2TB disk in Port2. Plus a USB stick of 8GB which I used to boot-repair for. Here is report uploaded to: http://paste.ubuntu.com/15503838/
By the way, I can reinstall the ubuntu, if need be, or if an easier solution can be found by doing so. But unfortunately i can't touch the windows OS.
I spent all my day on this boot issue, but no success, this is so complicated for me only when it comes to separate harddrives, I have it running on my laptop, on one drive which has two partitions. Working like a charm! But since the desktop has multiple hard drives, it gets complicated. I would appreciate your help on this.