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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows8 on Dell XPS 8500, need just a few advices

    Done! Also installed Kubuntu without issues :)

    Thank you.

    //Veroslav
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows8 on Dell XPS 8500, need just a few advices

    Hi and thank you for replying fantab!

    I can confirm what you mentioned about Option ROM, that it is some kind of legacy boot mode. For instance, while I was launching the Partition Wizard cd, I...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows8 on Dell XPS 8500, need just a few advices

    I think I found an answer to the 'Load Legacy OPROM' boot option here:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/322019-30-what-legacy-option-boot-section-bios

    This section specifically:

    "If the...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows8 on Dell XPS 8500, need just a few advices

    Hi and thank you for responding, ajgreeny.

    I also suspected a EFI system but they sure do everything to confuse one. Nice to get it confirmed.

    Yes, I will wait for a confirmation on whether...
  5. [SOLVED] Dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows8 on Dell XPS 8500, need just a few advices

    Hi,

    I have a Dell XPS 8500 that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Now I am trying to dual boot it with Ubuntu 12.04.2 and I have a few questions after having read this guide:
    ...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: WPA2 wireless gets slower, disconnects, then appears as WEP, cant connect

    Hi again,

    I just wanted to say that the errors I was getting above might have been due to a faulty router. Last week it started frequently dropping the Internet connection and delivering VERY low...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: WPA2 wireless gets slower, disconnects, then appears as WEP, cant connect

    Thanks for the good explanation, I will have a look when at home.

    If you would allow me to ask one more question, as you seem to be knowledgable in the subject:

    How come Windows 7 is also...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: WPA2 wireless gets slower, disconnects, then appears as WEP, cant connect

    Thank you for your reply, praseodym.

    Could you please elaborate a bit on the reason behind installing the new Ralink driver and also what does the hardware decryption for Atheros chip does?

    I...
  9. [ubuntu] WPA2 wireless gets slower, disconnects, then appears as WEP, cant connect

    Hi,

    I am having the following setup:

    A Dell Laptop running (K)Ubuntu 12.04/Windows 7 and a HP Destop running Kubuntu 12.10/Ubuntu 12.04/Windows 7.
    Both computers are connected wirelessely to...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Black Screen After Pressing Install or Try Ubuntu

    fantab, I don't think he actually gets as far as the purple screen with human and keyboard. If he is booting in EFI mode, the only thing he should get is a GRUB screen from which he can choose one of...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Black Screen After Pressing Install or Try Ubuntu

    Hi elfin8er,

    this sounds similar to the very same issue I had with my new computer. Perhaps you can take advantage of the useful advices I've got from oldfred in this thread:
    ...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 in EFI mode, black screen (dual boot with Windows 8

    Thank you for the support oldfred and sorry for my somewhat late reply.

    I got sick of trial-and-error that lead me nowhere so I decided I would wipe Windows 8 completely and install Ubuntu 12.04...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 in EFI mode, black screen (dual boot with Windows 8

    I've tried all of the following:

    ACPI=Off nomodeset
    pci=nomsi noapic
    quiet splash vt.handoff=7 rootdelay=90 reboot=a,w
    acpi_osi=linux pci=noacp
    video=1280x1024-24@60...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 in EFI mode, black screen (dual boot with Windows 8

    Thank you for helping me with your detailed explanations, it certainly is helping oldfred.

    Let me try those boot parameter combinations you've posted and see what happens.

    Just one more thing:...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 in EFI mode, black screen (dual boot with Windows 8

    Some more info:

    Here are the outputs of lspci command while being logged in to Live session (legacy mode):


    user@user-desktop:~$ lspci | grep VGA
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 in EFI mode, black screen (dual boot with Windows 8

    So, I managed to fix the invisible boot menu problem (by searching for images of the Setup Utility menu and blindly assuming the same structure in my case, it worked!) :)

    Now I can focus on my...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 in EFI mode, black screen (dual boot with Windows 8

    I managed to boot into Windows 8 after removing the Ubuntu Live USB stick. I am still unable to see the BIOS menu unfortunately.
    Even after I select to reboot into UEFI menu from within Windows 8,...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 in EFI mode, black screen (dual boot with Windows 8

    Thank you for your reply. It does appear that I have the dreaded optimus system. I went into BIOS and found the following:

    Integrated Video: Disable
    PCI Graphics Configuration:
    Nvidia VGA...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 in EFI mode, black screen (dual boot with Windows 8

    Thank you for providing me with more details oldfred. It is getting late here (Sweden) so I will have to leave for tonight now.
    I am too tired and don't want to make any unnecessary errors due to...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 in EFI mode, black screen (dual boot with Windows 8

    Thank you for your reply oldfred,

    the video card is just nVidia GeForce GTX660 (it's a desktop) so no Optimus here.

    I tried your suggestion to edit the GRUB parameters (replaced "quiet splash"...
  21. [ubuntu] Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 in EFI mode, black screen (dual boot with Windows 8)

    Hi,

    I bought a new computer that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Now I am trying to dual boot it with Ubuntu 12.04.2 (64-bit). Unfortunately, I am unable to boot the Ubuntu Live USB in EFI...
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    [all variants] Re: Ubuntu Bytecode editor/reader

    This one worked for me: http://set.ee/jbe/
  23. [ubuntu] Re: WPA2-protected wireless, got disconnected, shows up as WEP-protected afterwards

    Bump
  24. [ubuntu] WPA2-protected wireless, got disconnected, shows up as WEP-protected afterwards

    Hi,

    last week I brought my work laptop (Windows 7) home and tried to connect it to my home wireless network. The router is a D-Link DIR-615 and I use a WPA2 protection. I had my desktop (Ubuntu...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Edit .vob file and save again as DVD

    You could change the output format to 'MPEG-PS' and set Audio and Video to 'Copy'. That will preserve the audio/video quality as-is and export as a new VOB/MPEG. As far as I know, you always export...
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