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    Dual-boot - Windows 7 & Ubuntu with UEFI

    Hey everybody!

    I've managed to persuade my friend to give Ubuntu a try. He's running Windows 7 on his system. I'm going to tell him to sign up on the Ubuntu Forums, but I'd also like to be able to provide support, if he runs into any problems while attempting to dual-boot. I've suggested that he burn an Ubuntu LiveCD and test it out on his system before going for the installation. Now, what I would like to know is if there are any differences in dual-booting when a system has UEFI? His motherboard has UEFI. To my understanding, UEFI is supposed to be a replacement for BIOS? I'd basically like to know how to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 7 on a system with UEFI. Any help is appreciated!
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    Re: Dual boot - Windows 7 & Ubuntu

    I know that you need information for UEFI and Ubuntu but I was only able to find info. for Windows 8 and Fedora.
    Perhaps this will help you. Trying to help-

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-sourc...d-fedora/11187

    http://www.linuxfoundation.org/publi...open-platforms

    This website is about UEFI and Ubuntu ( this might be the help you need)
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-sourc...-problem/11270

    I'm dual booted with Windows XP and have Ubuntu 10.04...but I have an MSI motherboard. I've never had any problems with a dual boot.

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    Re: Dual boot - Windows 7 & Ubuntu

    Basically you just need to have the Ubuntu disk to boot first before the hard drive and everything else should fall into place. No other configuration with or without a certain BIOS is needed.

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    Re: Dual boot - Windows 7 & Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by UltimateCat View Post
    I know that you need information for UEFI and Ubuntu but I was only able to find info. for Windows 8 and Fedora.
    Perhaps this will help you. Trying to help-

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-sourc...d-fedora/11187

    http://www.linuxfoundation.org/publi...open-platforms

    This website is about UEFI and Ubuntu ( this might be the help you need)
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-sourc...-problem/11270

    I'm dual booted with Windows XP and have Ubuntu 10.04...but I have an MSI motherboard. I've never had any problems with a dual boot.

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    Thank you. Will check these out.
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    Re: Dual boot - Windows 7 & Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by derekpock View Post
    Basically you just need to have the Ubuntu disk to boot first before the hard drive and everything else should fall into place. No other configuration with or without a certain BIOS is needed.
    So there's no difference in installing Ubuntu on a system with UEFI? It's the same as creating the necessary partitions? I was under the impression that there had to be an EFI partition or something like that.
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    Re: Dual boot - Windows 7 & Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadius View Post
    So there's no difference in installing Ubuntu on a system with UEFI? It's the same as creating the necessary partitions? I was under the impression that there had to be an EFI partition or something like that.
    Not really no. Ubuntu, if you are using the Live CD, will go though the basic steps of partitioning drives during installation.

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    Re: Dual boot - Windows 7 & Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by derekpock View Post
    Not really no. Ubuntu, if you are using the Live CD, will go though the basic steps of partitioning drives during installation.
    Okay, thank you. That's basically what I needed to know. So I won't encounter anything out of the ordinary from what I usually see when installing Ubuntu. Much appreciated.
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    Re: Dual boot - Windows 7 & Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadius View Post
    Okay, thank you. That's basically what I needed to know. So I won't encounter anything out of the ordinary from what I usually see when installing Ubuntu. Much appreciated.
    Basically no you shouldn't. Ubuntu is advanced enough to detect such hardware and is able to cope with it. Be sure to have an internet connection when installing, Ubuntu might need to install a driver for restricted hardware first before installing.

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    Re: Dual boot - Windows 7 & Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by derekpock View Post
    Basically no you shouldn't. Ubuntu is advanced enough to detect such hardware and is able to cope with it. Be sure to have an internet connection when installing, Ubuntu might need to install a driver for restricted hardware first before installing.
    Oh yes, I forgot about the graphics card. Will do.
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    Re: Dual boot - Windows 7 & Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadius View Post
    So there's no difference in installing Ubuntu on a system with UEFI? It's the same as creating the necessary partitions? I was under the impression that there had to be an EFI partition or something like that.
    Quote Originally Posted by derekpock View Post
    Not really no. Ubuntu, if you are using the Live CD, will go though the basic steps of partitioning drives during installation.

    there actually is a difference: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting
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