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    Win 8 problems

    I have read several posts on this item but am getting nowhere.

    I have a new Compaq with win 8 pre-installed and wish to install Ubuntu along side it.

    I've tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit) from a DVD and get the 'Windows Boot Manager - Windows failed to start' message in the dual boot screen.

    I see the use of a flash card or usb is mentioned - would it be different from a dvd? If so, can any one advise how to do it?

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    Re: Win 8 problems

    i suppose you have a UEFI install; so all depend on how grub (the ubuntu boot loader) have been installed

    https://encrypted.google.com/search?...w=1680&bih=804

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    Re: Win 8 problems

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Downloaded the installer and followed the instructions.

    Exactly the same problem, on reboot I have a choice of Windows or Ubuntu. The Ubuntu choice gives me the Windows Boot Manager screen saying that Windows failed to start etc

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    Re: Win 8 problems

    Also read elsewhere to hit ESC when booting the dvd then F9. This set the dvd drive spinning plus a blue screen - that's it.

    I've installed Ubuntu many times on older systems but Win8 seems to be a real problem

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    Re: Win 8 problems

    I am having similar problems trying to get dual loading, but I am trying to boot Ubuntu off of a USB. I followed the instructions outlined here:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/22183...ndows-8-system

    but when I change the boot order settings in BIOS to load off of CD/DVD/USB, windows 8 simply restarts instead of booting off the USB.

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    Re: Win 8 problems

    wubi does not work with gpt partitions. Since all Windows 8 systems preinstalled have UEFI and gpt you will not be able to use wubi.

    Grub2's os-prober has a bug.
    grub2's os-prober creates wrong style (BIOS) chain boot entry
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...2/+bug/1024383
    Type of entry that does not work:
    'Windows ...) (on /dev/sdXY)'


    You can manually add correct entries as discussed as work arounds in the bug report or use Boot-Repair.

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
    Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)
    http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Thanks oldfred,
    Trouble is that I can't get the 'try ubutnu' installed.
    I already have Ubuntu as an alternate os - it doesn't work as mentioned above.

    I did, by chance, get rid of the Ubuntu choice - (so back to no coice of o/s) but have no record of what I did.

    In Windows Boot Manager I have:-
    UEFI hp CDDVDW SH-216....
    UEFI IPv4
    UEFI IPv6
    Legacy Boot Source

    Choosing UEFI hp I get to a terminal type window with choice of Try Ubuntu (CD busy for a bit then nothing), Install Ubuntu, etc.

    Just don't know where to go from here

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    Re: Win 8 problems

    Do you have secure boot off? And fast boot off?

    Then the UEFI/BIOS menu should give you the option to boot liveDVD or flash if configured as bootable devices and not just the ISO copied to it.

    the newest versions are all too large for CD, do you have to use DVD or flash drive.

    Also instructions for CD/DVD or USB
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
    Write image or burn image not copy ISO as one large file to CD.
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...-cd-on-windows
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromCD
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Win 8 problems

    Thanks, have now turned off secure boot and fast boot.

    I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 AMD64 bit on a DVD.

    My processor is an Intel Core i3, presumably the version of Ubuntu is correct (despite the reference to AMD).

    I still get to the same point (choose 'try Ubuntu' then nothing.

    I'm going to try to reinstall Win8 and then begin from fresh.

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