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excess_kurtosis
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-31-2015
Location: Canada
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Y50-70 restore Windows boot location? BIOS boot? Ubuntu dual boot.

I managed to mess up my Windows 8.1 factory install almost as soon as I unboxed my Y50-70 with a couple of boneheaded moves.

 

I was able to restore Windows from a downloaded USB image from Microsoft and the BIOS Windows key on the laptop.

 

So far so good.

 

The boot is on /dev/dsa1 as fat32.

 

I have a suspicion that the system when installed was in a different location from the factory. The reason for my suspicion is the following.

 

When trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot, Ubuntu cannot see the Windows OS.

 

I have tried shrinking the Windows partition using the windows partition utility.

 

I have also changed the unallocated space from shrinking to ext4 using GParted.

 

Do I need to change the Windows boot location or change the BIOS boot type to get Ubuntu to see it should install alonside Windows?

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