Fedora 20 and Windows 8 dual boot problem

asked 2015-02-10 05:44:41 -0600

Dhiraj gravatar image

updated 2015-02-10 08:41:38 -0600

mether gravatar image

Hello, First of all I would like to say that I have tried the options mentioned in https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/39345/dualboot-fedora-20-windows-8-on-separate-drives/. Here are the details of my partition :

 fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 238.5 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 551C0FD7-FE85-4C73-B2A9-D2E8A41F2D93

Device           Start          End   Size Type
/dev/sda1         2048      1023999   499M Windows recovery environment
/dev/sda2      1024000      1638399   300M EFI System
/dev/sda3      1638400      1900543   128M Microsoft reserved
/dev/sda4      1900544    154824703  72.9G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda5    453666817    498020352  21.2G Windows recovery environment
/dev/sda6    498020353    500117504     1G Windows recovery environment
/dev/sda7    154824704    206024703  24.4G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda8    206024704    214216703   3.9G Linux swap
/dev/sda9    214216704    453666815 114.2G Microsoft basic data

The 40_custom is as follows :

exec tail -n +3 $0
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
menuentry 'My Working Windows Bootloader' {
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 'FA3C-ACAB'
    chainloader /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi

However, when I try to boot windows it keeps saying "cannot load image; you need to load the kernel first" Any idea will be much appreciated.

Thanks, Dhiraj

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