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    Angry ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 8

    OKAY, I give up!
    after trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 8 for 3 times and ending with a problem each time, I need some help.
    so I have a Dell inspiron N5010 (intel i3 - ATI GPU - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD)
    *I installed windows 8 on a 20 GB partition.
    *then booted Ubuntu 12.10 using a live usb
    *selected "something else" option
    *created two partitions [one for swap area : 4 GB and one for Ubuntu root : 20 GB (ext4 - primary)]
    *after installing it, I resbooted into the GRUB 2 menu and chose Ubuntu. went fine, then rebooted and chose windows 8 and it started automatic repairing which only does nothing.

    So how can I do this properly, please?

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    Re: ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 8

    Get rid of Windows.

    Seriously, can you choose "start Windows normally" in WIn8 ? There are some Win7 machines which do that, and choosing "start Windows normally" usually works.

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    Re: ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    Get rid of Windows.

    Seriously, can you choose "start Windows normally" in WIn8 ? There are some Win7 machines which do that, and choosing "start Windows normally" usually works.
    i'd love to get rid of it but I still need it for games until steam on linux has all the titles.
    and I don't have that option. but thanks.

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    Re: ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 8

    I thought Windows needed more than 20GB, most suggestions have been 30GB and a lot more if installing games which can be huge.

    To see details of your install, but if a Windows boot issue, you need a Windows repairCD to fix that.

    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


    Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...tion-dvd-disc/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/creat...usb-drive.html
    Windows 8 UEFI repair USB must be FAT32
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/For...-166dddf32205/
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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