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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Trouble with Windows 8

Posted by: RageOfAnthrax Dec 18 2014, 04:05 PM

Hello, I have been a user of Mint Petra for a bit less than a year now. However, I'm new on this forum and community, so I'm not sure where to post this thread. Anyway, my lap-top was running just fine with mint 16, but because of some reasons (it's a really long....long story) I had to install Windows 8.1 alongside it. Now, it doesn't let me access my Mint anymore. I saw various ways to install it post windows installation, but I would kind of lose the entire partition with all the programs I've written and the book I'm working on right now. I really tried and tried, but I couldn't find a way to access the Mint next to windows. I didn't UEFI boot it, so I don't have the known option to access UEFI boot settings. If anyone knows something that could possibly help, please respond.

Posted by: michaelk Dec 19 2014, 02:35 PM

Windows overwrote the boot loader and now you need to reinstall grub.

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