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    Problem Installing Ubuntu with windows 8 via USB

    hi everyone i need a bit of advice

    i have installed windows 8 on my device today now i am trying to install ubuntu along with it with bootable USB i created it from instruction given on ubuntu support and its booting perfectly.

    The Problem is :
    when i install ubuntu with USB everything is fine till the step where i select it to be installed along with windows 8 after that the computer restarts to do installation but then it boots from USB again and the whole process starts once again i am not able to go past that i know it can work properly if i use a DVD but my dvd drive is not working and i need to know if its possible to do with USB ?

    Thanks
    Nishant

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    Re: Problem Installing Ubuntu with windows 8 via USB

    If there is some issue with partitioning on drive, the installer may fail.

    Can you boot USB installer in live mode? If so from terminal post this.

    sudo fdisk -lu
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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    Re: Problem Installing Ubuntu with windows 8 via USB

    it worked with windows 7 perfectly ... i read somewhere that there are some problems with windows 8 & both OS can't be installed on same partition .... is that true ? if so then i may have to make separate partition for ubuntu

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    Re: Problem Installing Ubuntu with windows 8 via USB

    You cannot install Ubuntu on a Windows partition except with wubi. And now with wubi you have to install it from inside Windows just like any other Windows program.

    WARNING for Windows 8 Dual-Booters
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1953674
    It defaults shutdown to a hybrid hibernation/off state for fast boot
    http://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-enab...p-in-windows-8
    But then files may be corrupted similar to Windows 7 Hibernation:
    http://ubuntu-with-wubi.blogspot.ca/...rid-sleep.html
    http://superuser.com/questions/14472...te-w-dual-boot
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    Re: Problem Installing Ubuntu with windows 8 via USB

    ok so i will have to make a different partition for ubuntu .... it worked fine with windows 7 so i thought might as well work with windows 8.
    Thanks for the help just one more thing even though i don't have ubuntu installed right now but when i boot up i still get the option to choose between ubuntu & windows 8 i think the previous installation with windows 7 isn't removed properly is there a way to get rid of it ?

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    Re: Problem Installing Ubuntu with windows 8 via USB

    Carefully read all of oldfred's links regarding efi/uefi, windows 8 and ubuntu before trying this.

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    Re: Problem Installing Ubuntu with windows 8 via USB

    If you have UEFI, it remembers previous entries and you have to go into the UEFI menu and delete boot entries from there.
    Also if you have an ubuntu folder in the efi partition it will probably add entries. So you may have to delete that folder also.
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    Re: Problem Installing Ubuntu with windows 8 via USB

    Thanks for the links i'll read them all carefully just one little question
    As i found out through some reading that ubuntu can't be installed on same partition as windows 8 so will it be wise to create 2 partitions and install them seperately ? what do you say ? i really liked ubuntu and i wanna use it but can't leave windows because of few programmes that don't work on ubuntu And like you said i have that UEFI option in my BIOS settings

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    Re: Problem Installing Ubuntu with windows 8 via USB

    You mentioned Windows 7, so is system originally Windows 7? It is the new Windows 8 pre-installed systems that use UEFI with secure boot.
    Many Windows 7 systems have UEFI but it is in CSM or BIOS legacy mode, so not really different than all the old systems with BIOS.
    Windows only boots from gpt partitioned drives with UEFI and UEFI requries gpt partitioning.

    So if drive is MBR(msdos), you are not really using UEFI even if you have it. But either way both Windows and UBuntu have to be installed in the same UEFI or BIOS mode to dual boot.

    Lets see what partitions you have. If it says msdos, you will be BIOS. If gpt with an efi boot partition then you are using UEFI. How you best install depends on which you have.

    sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print
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    Re: Problem Installing Ubuntu with windows 8 via USB

    the system didn't come with any OS installed i bought the parts & assembled it myself but i was using windows 7 64bit on it and i never noticed UEFI boot at that time but now i have it but it is disabled by default and the description says i need to enable it if i want to boot drive larger than 2TB & this command isn't working "sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print" as i am using windows 8 and looks like it workd on ubuntu.
    So now the question is can i install both OS in my C drive or should i create seprate drive like shown in a few videos on youtube ? like this one "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNCSbTyUzoM"

    Thanks

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