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Thread: Can't install ubuntu next to windows 8

  1. #11
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    Re: Can't install ubuntu next to windows 8

    I already thought that. Adding nomodeset doesn't help. Have tried it again. I must say that the computer boots the USB in EFI and I don't even know for sure if Windows is installed in EFI or in BIOS. Maybe it helps if i boot the USB in BIOS too? Or just try the 32-bit?
    This really sucks. It used to be so damned easy to install ubuntu on your computer and now microsoft ruins it.

  2. #12
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    Re: Can't install ubuntu next to windows 8

    If you have the UEFI/BIOS, you should have settings in UEFI to turn UEFI on or off. Or it may be turn UEFI off and then another to turn BIOS/legacy/CSM/AHCI or maybe other names for BIOS boot.
    How you boot live installer is how it installs, but you can boot live install either way to get to test system in live mode.

    What computer is this?
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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  3. #13
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    Re: Can't install ubuntu next to windows 8

    The only option regarding USB is the possibility to turn Legacy support off. No option to turn UEFI off.
    Starting the live installer seems only possible via UEFI, but that doesn't seem to work in any way possible.

    I have an ASUS A55DR. In my first post I have all the specs.

  4. #14
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    Re: Can't install ubuntu next to windows 8

    If you turn legacy support on, you should see two boot options in the Ubuntu installer from the UEFI menu. One will be UEFI and the other BIOS.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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  5. #15
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    Re: Can't install ubuntu next to windows 8

    Here is the solution: http://goo.gl/JBEoB. You also have to set the 'Hitachi [...]' as primary boot option in BIOS (press ESC on boot to access to it) to load grub after installation. Cheers.

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