I have Windows 8, then I would install Linux Mint with USB live so i created partitions /home, / and swap then i started the installation.

But after the restarting i still dont see any bootloader to select between WIndows and LInuxMint 17

Here is my boot-info : http://pastebin.com/GgWBPq7J SO how can i get a bootloader ?

  • Do you have no boot-loader entries at all? Don't you have access to your knew Linux Mint system?
    – user32012
    Dec 17 '15 at 14:25
  • i have no bootloader, when i turn on the computer its just go on Windows 8. but i start an USB live of Linux Mint
    – Myranova
    Dec 17 '15 at 15:05

Sorry, noobie here (69 yr young)! The point in case is: you first need to Unlock UEFI (Secure boot in BIOS) and allow 'Other OS', switch the Fast boot option off, next start into Win 8 (.1) and shutdown Win completely pressing keyboard WinKey + R to go into the Command Terminal and type: shutdown -s -t (mind spaces).
If no cigar and back in Win (provided you have Linux already installed) go to MS Recover->Troubleshoot->Advanced Options->Startup Settings to evt. Initialize a Live Linux Mint USB pendrive or DVD. Next: repeat the install procedure.
When succeeding in seeing the boot loader with Mint and Win, you'll need to press e first to edit the line starting with "Linux". At the end of it and before -- add nomodeset pci=nocrs pci=realloc, next F10 to start Linux. If you don't do this you might get a "black screen" and again no cigar!
Repeat this of course in /root/boot/grub/grub.cfg !!!!! Otherwise you'll need to type the above code over and over again... That's it in a very nutshell.

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