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How to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    How to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8?


    Hi,

    I have my Windows 8 installed in my C drive and it is the only OS I have as of now. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8. But I have read so many negative things with regards to problems in booting after installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.

    My Win 8 is installed in UEFI mode.

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    Will installing Ubuntu 12.04 cause any problems in booting?

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  2. #2


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


    1) Windows 8 is not install in UEFI mode.

    2) I would wait until the end of April to install Ubuntu, as version 13 will be out, which should work better with Windows 8.
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by nerdtastic View Post
    Hi,

    I have my Windows 8 installed in my C drive and it is the only OS I have as of now. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8. But I have read so many negative things with regards to problems in booting after installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.

    My Win 8 is installed in UEFI mode.

    I am posting a screenshot of disk management
    Click image for larger version

    Will installing Ubuntu 12.04 cause any problems in booting?
    Not sure with Ubuntu 12.04 but I've tried Zorin as a dual boot on my laptop that has windows 7 home and it did indeed dork up the boot order once I removed Zorin. Thought I messed up laptop royally but with some googling I found a simple solution. You have to use the Live CD to get into the OS, then open the terminal (cmd prompt in windows) and run a few lines of code...remove Live CD and reboot and boot order was back to normal and windows booted up.

    I have Ubuntu 12.04 on a 4 GB thumb drive to play around with, which is a better option if your only interested in testing it. Otherwise, I would remove (physically) the HDD with Windows and simply install a blank HDD and install Ubuntu on it. When you're done with Ubuntu, just remove that HDD and reinstall the windows HDD. A bit of a pain but much much safer way to test different OS's.

    It was fun to do and figure out....for me anyway.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thanks for all replies. I have decided to wait till Ubuntu 13.04 is available for download.
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