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Topic # 128746 22-Aug-2013 09:34
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I've bought myself a pretty budget windows 8 laptop because I thought it was time for an upgrade. And I liked it until I tried to get to the BIOS and once I got all done with... I tried to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) and Windows 8 (pro) of course Windows 8 being already installed on the computer. I get no option to boot into either OS and it continuously starts into Windows. I've tried disabling secure boot. There is also an option for "Legacy Support" but whenever I try to change this it warns me that I may make my system unbootable. Any ideas?

Thanks. - CyberN3rds

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  Reply # 882586 22-Aug-2013 09:40
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First thing is to understand the UEFI bios.



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  Reply # 882592 22-Aug-2013 09:46
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sbiddle: First thing is to understand the UEFI bios.


Thanks, but that doesnt really help because I've never been good with UEFI. So anyways, What do you think I can do to fix the issue I have?

and once again, thanks for your answer

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  Reply # 882605 22-Aug-2013 09:54
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Did you try typing UEFI windows dual boot Linux into a search engine?



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  Reply # 882608 22-Aug-2013 09:55
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nathan: Did you try typing UEFI windows dual boot Linux into a search engine?


Nope, I'll try that! Thanks for your answer



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  Reply # 882617 22-Aug-2013 10:03
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CyberN3rds:
nathan: Did you try typing UEFI windows dual boot Linux into a search engine?


Nope, I'll try that! Thanks for your answer


I just found a post on it. It seems very painfully long and you cannot have a new Windows 8 PC :( so I guess it means I cant dual boot. Thanks for your help anyhow. I'll still be on the lookout for more ways to try and dual boot. Because Windows 8 gives me a headache.



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  Reply # 882625 22-Aug-2013 10:12
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(I'm a noob, sorry :/ ) If I formatted my Windows 8 pro (UEFI and Secure boot) HDD would I be able to install Ubuntu over it with no issues?

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  Reply # 882637 22-Aug-2013 10:31
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How about this

http://apcmag.com/how-to-dual-boot-windows-8-and-linux.htm


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