Asus N56D laptop with
Windows 8 pre-installed in
EFI mode. I installed Linux Mint 15 dual boot and got it working with the Boot-Repair utility. Everything was going fine until I decided to install Karora Linux. I was unable to boot Karora Linux in UEFI mode hence I enabled Legacy BIOS mode and installed Karora successfully. But when I reboot the system neither Karora nor Windows 8 is booting.
I went to BIOS to check the boot order I did not see any boot option entries like "Windows Boot Manager", rEFInd, etc.
At least to get Windows 8 working I followed approach of rebuilding
bcd like below with no luck.
bcdedit /export c:\bcdbackup The operation completed successfully. attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old bootrec /rebuildbcd Scanning all disks for Windows installations. Please wait, since this may take a while... Successfully scanned Windows installations. Total identified Windows installations: 0
It did not find any Windows 8 installation :( although I have it on my
I checked in GParted (launched from Karora live USB) that my EFI partition is still intact and has
boot flag. Also it has folders like
Please guide me to solve this issue. I am not able to use my laptop as I've messed up badly.