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Thread: Can't install 12.04 on Windows 8

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    Can't install 12.04 on Windows 8

    Hi

    I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 instead of Windows 8 but it isn't going well.

    I run wubi.exe from a CD
    It says to reboot with the CD in the tray
    I reboot and it goes straight back into Windows

    I reset the BIOS to boot from CD
    No change

    I tried using the option for not being able to reboot
    when I get the choice to boot from the CD it says it is invalid

    If I choose the boot to Ubuntu option I get a long message about Windows and at the end it says the following file is missing

    \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr

    what should I do?


    Karen

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    Re: Can't install 12.04 on Windows 8

    You might find some help here
    Otherwise please post your system specs and whether your system uses UEFI.

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    Re: Can't install 12.04 on Windows 8

    I have a Sony VAIO E Series Laptop
    64 bit
    i3 Processor
    4gb RAM

    It looks as if it uses UEFI on the USB and CD ports

    I followed the link you gave and Ubuntu is not one of the Operating Systems in configsys

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    Re: Can't install 12.04 on Windows 8

    wubi just does not work with gpt partitioning.

    You choice is a full install.

    You will need to use the 64 bit version of 12.10 or 12.04.2 and from the UEFI menu boot the flash drive in UEFI mode. That way it will install in UEFI mode.
    Systems need quick boot or fast boot turned off in UEFI settings. Vital for some systems. Best to backup efi partition and Windows partition first.
    Use Windows Disk Tools to shrink Windows main partition, but not to create any new partitions, if installing on same drive.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/UEFI
    As of 12.04.2, it is possible to install on UEFI systems with Secure Boot enabled (using signed versions of Shim, GRUB, and the Linux kernel). This is only currently set up for Ubuntu (desktop, alternate, and server) and Edubuntu images due to pressures of time; we expect to enable it across the entire Ubuntu family for 12.04.3. Details:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePango.../UbuntuDesktop
    Oldfred on vacation. Back Sept 9. Will not have much if any Internet access.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: Can't install 12.04 on Windows 8

    Thanks for the help. I couldn install from the usb, had to do it from a dvd. When I followed the instructions you gave the links for and used a dvd it worked fine.

    thanks again
    Karen

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    Re: Can't install 12.04 on Windows 8

    I can mark as solved because it isn one of the options under Thread Tools

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