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    Windows 7

    dual boot with ubuntu


    So I have this lenovo ideacentre B540 All-in-one that originally came with Windows 7. The customer bought it at best buy and it came with a free upgrade to Windows 8 when it came out. So the customer was using it with Windows 8 until he got some FBI porn virus on there. I was hired to reload windows 8 and have it dual boot with ubuntu. I put the windows 8 disc in, format the 1TB drive and leave about 200GB for ubuntu. windows 8 is setup and done.


    i can no longer get this thing to do anything other than boot windows 8. cant get into BIOS, cant get a boot menu, can't boot from CD/DVD or USB through the windows 8 restart menu thing. what an abomination. any help?

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    As you are talking Lenovo.

    BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after instal... - Lenovo Community
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    Windows 7


    that POST does mention a secondary power button or special boot button that i know is common on lenovos. it also mentions that new lenovos are using UEFI which i'm not too keen on. i can't find any secondary power button or anything such as that. thank you for the link. i will continue reading until i figure this out.
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    Sorry, but Windows 8 presents new problems to dual-booting with Ubuntu over that of Windows 7.

    My advice is to post this in the Ubuntu forums, once you get the BIOS problem solved, as there are folks there that can provide you detailed advice on dual booting with Win8.
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