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How can I Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1

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    How can I Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1


    Hey Guys,
    its ibulletproof and this is my first post in this forum
    Getting back to the topic
    So in this thread i just wanted to know that can anyone tell me that how can install linux ubuntu alongside windows 8.1.I already have all the things required like bootable CD/USB , linux ubuntu 12.04 LTE.iso .
    The problem with it is that in most of the youtube videos i have seen , is that they say about not having more than 4 partitions.But currently it shows in my computer management that i have so many partitions. And i have heard some of the people crashed their system while installing it.
    So can anyone please tell the steps involved and anything i might need to change , it would be really appretiated.
    My Laptop Specs :- 6GB Ram
    intel i5 3230m
    1TB HDD
    Amd radeon hd 8570 and intel graphics
    Regards ibulletproof.
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    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hello,

    Welcome to the forum!

    The easiest way you are going to do this as long as you have either windows 8 or 8.1 pro / enterprise 64 bit is to install hyper-V and install it as a virtual machine:

    How to use Hyper-V:

    Hyper-V - How to Use in Windows 8

    How to install a linux machine:

    Hyper-V Create Linux Virtual Machine in Windows 8


    There are other type two hypervisors you could use for example oracle virtualbox

    Oracle Virtualbox:

    https://www.virtualbox.org/


    My honest opinion would if your system/license allows would be to use Hyper-V which is a free built in Windows feature as your hypervisor. This will not only help you learn about virtualisation but it is also a Enterprise standard hypervisor which is worth learning and is extremely power yet simple to use.


    This is going to be much easier than worrying about dual booting you can also use both operating systems at the same time.

    Hope this helps

    Harry
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    Tell me if i am wrong ,
    so your trying to tell me to run it inside windows 8 right?
    i meant to know how to dual boot linux and windows 8.1
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    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    I am telling you to Virtualise your linux desktop inside of your windows 8.1 computer.

    So you will have Windows 8.1 as your underlying operating system. The operating system you boot in to, then from that operating system you can install a hypervisor which will mean you can create and run Virtual machines.

    Then from that hypervisor you will create a virtual machine which you will install linux on. This will work as if you have just installed it natively to the harddrive.

    So it will work like this working from the bottom up:

    Virtual machine (linux)
    ^^^^
    Hypervisor (hyper-V)
    ^^^^
    Operating System ( Windows 8.1)
    ^^^^
    Hardware layer (your computer)

    More information on Hypervisors:

    Hypervisor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    More information on a virtual machine:

    Virtual machine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    This will give you a huge benefit in flexibility for example; being able to run both operating system at the same time.

    Does that clear it up more?

    Cheers,
    Harry
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    alright mate,
    Thanks Alot
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    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    my pleasure please feel free to ask as many questions as you need, the world of virtualisation is an interesting concept!!

    Cheers,
    Harry
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibulletproof View Post
    Tell me if i am wrong ,
    so your trying to tell me to run it inside windows 8 right?
    i meant to know how to dual boot linux and windows 8.1
    See the Ubuntu site - it's quite easy... you need to create the necessary partitions in their correct formats - run the ISO and follow the prompts... If you wanna hide grub use BCDEdit (and bcdboot %windir% for the 8.1 boot gui)

    - I'm running dual Linux Mint 16 with Win 8.1.1 - no problems at all..

    Good luck... good to have another nix in board
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