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    installing alongside win 8

    When attempting to install ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 on an acer aspire I get no option to install alongside the existing operating system. Is this normal?

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    Re: installing alongside win 8

    Hello and Welcome

    From a tutorial I found, if you have more than two Windows patrtitions the along side option may not be availabe . A look at Windows disk management will display your partitions. OEM computers come pre-partitioned .

    Ask Ubuntu: http://askubuntu.com/questions/22183...ndows-8-system
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    Re: installing alongside win 8

    Is this pre-installed Windows 8 with UEFI and secure boot. Or a system you upgraded that still is BIOS/MBR?

    Post this from terminal in live version you are using to install:

    sudo parted -l

    If UEFI see also my signature.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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