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Any One Duel Booting Ubuntu 12.10 With Windows 8?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 64 Bit

    Any One Duel Booting Ubuntu 12.10 With Windows 8?


    Was Wondering because When I used to do it on windows 7 I would Choose Install along side windows but it seems after installing windows 8 Grub Boot Loader is getting bypassed.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    My laptop is configured this way. I lost GRUB after reinstalling 8 over 7 (fresh install after getting the $40 upgrade ISO). I plopped in my livecd and did take some steps to restore my GRUB though. I used an online article to help me.

    11.10 - Recovering grub after installing windows 7? - Ask Ubuntu The boot-repair answer here is what I went with. It worked.

    But yeah, Ubuntu 12.10's partitioner is worded odd. I just went custom and manipulated my partitions manually. When I installed Windows 7, I already gave it a set size partition to start with. I gave Ubuntu a set size partition, and then the rest was left free for a big data partition. When replacing Windows 7 with Windows 8, I re-used the Windows 7 partition, but lost GRUB. I followed my link above to alleviate that. My laptop successfully dual boots windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 as we speak.
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    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Lazure View Post
    My laptop is configured this way. I lost GRUB after reinstalling 8 over 7 (fresh install after getting the $40 upgrade ISO). I plopped in my livecd and did take some steps to restore my GRUB though. I used an online article to help me.

    11.10 - Recovering grub after installing windows 7? - Ask Ubuntu The boot-repair answer here is what I went with. It worked.

    But yeah, Ubuntu 12.10's partitioner is worded odd. I just went custom and manipulated my partitions manually. When I installed Windows 7, I already gave it a set size partition to start with. I gave Ubuntu a set size partition, and then the rest was left free for a big data partition. When replacing Windows 7 with Windows 8, I re-used the Windows 7 partition, but lost GRUB. I followed my link above to alleviate that. My laptop successfully dual boots windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 as we speak.

    Thanks so much I am still some what new when it comes to the backbones of linux and I love having the options between the two =D
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You can also boot Linux using the Windows boot loader.

    EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies
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    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    You can also boot Linux using the Windows boot loader.

    EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies
    Cool I have easybcd for restoring windows boot loader but I never knew you could add Ubuntu to the windows boot loader I was always assuming it needed grub to start.
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    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Lazure View Post
    My laptop is configured this way. I lost GRUB after reinstalling 8 over 7 (fresh install after getting the $40 upgrade ISO). I plopped in my livecd and did take some steps to restore my GRUB though. I used an online article to help me.

    11.10 - Recovering grub after installing windows 7? - Ask Ubuntu The boot-repair answer here is what I went with. It worked.

    But yeah, Ubuntu 12.10's partitioner is worded odd. I just went custom and manipulated my partitions manually. When I installed Windows 7, I already gave it a set size partition to start with. I gave Ubuntu a set size partition, and then the rest was left free for a big data partition. When replacing Windows 7 with Windows 8, I re-used the Windows 7 partition, but lost GRUB. I followed my link above to alleviate that. My laptop successfully dual boots windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 as we speak.
    Any Way I am on ubuntu 12.10 now and every thing worked windows 8 also showed up on Grub Thanks for the very helpful link!
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