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How to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8?


nerdtastic

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#1
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
disk.jpg

Will installing Ubuntu 12.04 cause any problems in booting?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel i5 3rd Gen 3210M CPU @ 2.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

theog

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#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4
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#3
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
View attachment 19736

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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5

nerdtastic

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#4
Thanks for all replies. I have decided to wait till Ubuntu 13.04 is available for download.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel i5 3rd Gen 3210M CPU @ 2.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender