Cannot Reach Dual-Boot Menu

#1
I used EasyBCD fine with Win7. Now Three times of reinstalling Win8 and trying to install Linux Mint leaves me with headaches galore. It now boots into Windows and never sees Linux. Even when I do the "PC Settings" from Win8 I never get a chance to choose Linux. There are no choices of OS. Here's what I see:
There are a total of 4 entries listed in the bootloader. The partition is there. I have tried changing the timeout etc., but to no avail.

DIAGNOSTIC MODE:
Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
path \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-us
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {0b6c7f6f-5807-11e2-aa3a-d43d7e25f27f}
resumeobject {0b6c7f6e-5807-11e2-aa3a-d43d7e25f27f}
displayorder {0b6c7f6f-5807-11e2-aa3a-d43d7e25f27f}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 0
displaybootmenu Yes


Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {0b6c7f6f-5807-11e2-aa3a-d43d7e25f27f}
device partition=C:
path \windows\system32\winload.efi
description Windows 8
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {ce24b393-e903-11e2-be6d-d43d7e25f27f}
recoveryenabled Yes
isolatedcontext Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \windows
resumeobject {0b6c7f6e-5807-11e2-aa3a-d43d7e25f27f}
nx OptIn
bootmenupolicy Standard
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STANDARD VIEW

Default: Windows 8
Timeout: 0 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\


Entry #1
Name: linuxmint
BCD ID: {default}
Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Bootloader Path: g


Entry #2
Name: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH30N
BCD ID: {5ac0961c-5809-11e2-afa4-806e6f6e6963}
Device: Unknown
Bootloader Path:


Entry #3
Name: ST2000DM001-9YN164
BCD ID: {5ac0961d-5809-11e2-afa4-806e6f6e6963}
Device: Unknown
Bootloader Path:


Entry #4
Name: Windows 8
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \windows\system32\winload.efi
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
I don't think W8 EFI will allow a dual-boot with a "foreign" system.
Afaik, the only way you can get it to work is to let Linux take over the boot and use it to dual-boot W8.