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    Operating System Not Found after Kali Linux Installation

    I have a Sony Vaio E Series laptop that came with Windows 8 installed. I later updated to Windows 8.1. I have been trying to install a Linux distro as a dual boot option.

    Today, I shrunk the main partition on my C: drive to make room for a Linux installation (I made 16GB of free space). I burned Kali Linux 1.1.0a to a DVD, turned off SecureBoot and QuickStart in Windows and my UEFI settings, changed my default boot order to Optical Drive then Hard Disk. My Vaio wouldn't boot the DVD initially, so I put the boot setting to Legacy.

    I used the Kali Linux graphical interface for installation. I chose the free space made during the partition shrinking, and let it auto-install there.
    Installation went fine. I restarted my laptop and removed the Live DVD, but "Operating System not found" kept showing at startup. I put the Live DVD back in, and went through the steps at https://askubuntu.com/a/478153 to try to make my computer recognize the partitions on my hard drive. Restarted, and still "Operating System not found".

    Running lsblk from the Live DVD gives the following:

    Code:
        NAME        MAJ:MIN    RM     SIZE   RO  TYPE  MOUNTPOINT
        sda           8:0       0   931.5G    0  disk
        |-sda1        8:1       0     260M    0  part /media/SONYSYS
        |-sda2        8:2       0     1.5G    0  part /media/Windows RE tools
        |-sda3        8:3       0     260M    0  part
        |-sda4        8:4       0     128M    0  part
        |-sda5        8:5       0   876.4G    0  part
        |-sda6        8:6       0     450M    0  part /media/22C625A0C6257567
        |-sda7        8:7       0    36.6G    0  part /media/Recovery
        |-sda8        8:8       0       1M    0  part
        |-sda9        8:9       0    15.3G    0  part /media/ef8f6281-bace-4247-8b29-24cdcf57a0d3
        `-sda10       8:10      0     715M    0  part
        sr0          11:0       1      2.9G   0  rom  /lib/live/mount/medium
        loop0         7:0       0      2.6G   1  loop /lib/live/mount/rootfs/filesystem.squashfs
    Best case scenario, I would love to get Kali Linux and Windows 8.1 working again. At the very least, I just want my Windows back. If you need any more information than I have provided, please tell me what you need. Thank you very much.

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    Where's your boot partition? did you install grub (or lilo) during installation?

    Windows is still there so don't sweat that too much.

    Mine looks like this

    sda 8:0 0 232.9G 0 disk
    ├─sda1 8:1 0 100M 0 part
    ├─sda2 8:2 0 162.8G 0 part
    ├─sda3 8:3 0 1K 0 part
    ├─sda4 8:4 0 68.1G 0 part /
    └─sda5 8:5 0 1.9G 0 part [SWAP]
    sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom

    sda1 is my first partition and is bootable, notice how small it is.

    Which is yours?

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