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    13.04 on Windows 8 - Prompts for reboot, ejects my CD tray, and does nothimg

    I'm attempting to install v13.04 alongside of Windows 8 and when I get to the option to "Install with Windows 8 / Replace Windows 8 / Something Else," after selecting Install with Windows 8 the "Continue" button turns into a "You must restart" button. Once clicked, the system: begins the shutdown process; ejects the CD tray; and then sits there... never fully shuts down, never comes back up. From here, I've tried: simply pushing the tray back in; pushing the tray back in and hard rebooting (the only option, as I'm sitting a black screen with no response); leaving the tray out and hard rebooting; doing nothing, taking a shower, and coming back hoping for a change... with no luck.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've tried searching and this sounds like it would happen to more people than myself, but I'm struggling to find any results.

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    Re: 13.04 on Windows 8 - Prompts for reboot, ejects my CD tray, and does nothimg

    I had a similar experience this morning when I tried to dual-boot for the first time.


    You may have to force start then press the F#, during the rebuild, and that will get your computer to the BIOS screen. (Mine was F2)

    How did you save the .ISO file?

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    Re: 13.04 on Windows 8 - Prompts for reboot, ejects my CD tray, and does nothimg

    What I did is I went into Windows and used diskmgmt.msc to resize the NTFS volume for space;
    I shrunk it down by 60GB (500GB-60GB=440GB) and just did the install and selected Something Else..., made a partition for swap (2GB) and the rest for an ext4 for for Ubuntu with / being on that ext4 volume using that free 60GB of space I made in Windows. So my Xubuntu has 58GB and swap has 2GB. I installed the GRUB Bootloader on /dev/sda. I still have to press F10 and choose Windows to boot into Windows and Grub doesn't find Windows 8, but it works for me.

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    Re: 13.04 on Windows 8 - Prompts for reboot, ejects my CD tray, and does nothimg

    Was this Windows 8 pre-installed? Or UEFI?
    What system is this and is it an Ultrabook.
    Did you follow these instructions or did you install in BIOS mode? (also see link in my signature):
    Shows install with screen shots.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

    If Windows is still hibernated (it always is unless you turn off fastboot), you will have issues if you did not resize from inside Windows. It wants to both restore hiberfile and run chkdsk and is lost. If an Ultrabook, grub did not install correctly unless you turned off Intel SRT and removed RAID settings. But after Windows repairs you should be able to boot Windows. And if you then correct settings with Windows Boot-Repair should install grub correctly to efi partition.


    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.
    LighterWeight (Lubuntu based) Boot-RepairCD
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/files/
    Full Ubuntu 13.04 liveDVD or USB Install with Boot-Repair included (for newer computers)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxSecureRemix
    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: 13.04 on Windows 8 - Prompts for reboot, ejects my CD tray, and does nothimg

    Thanks all for the comments

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Was this Windows 8 pre-installed? Or UEFI?
    What system is this and is it an Ultrabook.
    Did you follow these instructions or did you install in BIOS mode? (also see link in my signature):
    Shows install with screen shots.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

    If Windows is still hibernated (it always is unless you turn off fastboot), you will have issues if you did not resize from inside Windows. It wants to both restore hiberfile and run chkdsk and is lost. If an Ultrabook, grub did not install correctly unless you turned off Intel SRT and removed RAID settings. But after Windows repairs you should be able to boot Windows. And if you then correct settings with Windows Boot-Repair should install grub correctly to efi partition.


    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.
    LighterWeight (Lubuntu based) Boot-RepairCD
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/files/
    Full Ubuntu 13.04 liveDVD or USB Install with Boot-Repair included (for newer computers)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxSecureRemix
    OldFred,

    This is not an UltraBook. It's a Samsung laptop, i3 processor which was preloaded with Windows SEVEN (then upgraded to Windows 8)

    Here is my BootInfo report
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5941603/

    I'm unsure of all of the acronyms, UEFI, EFI, etc... but will look into the links.

    Edit
    I just tried the Repair option from Boot-Repair and now when I go to install, install along-side isn't even an option anymore (only replace, do something else, etc...)

    Here is the BootInfo report which was given to me at the end of the Boot-Repair
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5941672/
    Last edited by tom5; August 2nd, 2013 at 10:56 PM.

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    Re: 13.04 on Windows 8 - Prompts for reboot, ejects my CD tray, and does nothimg

    UEFI is the new replacement for the 30 year old BIOS. It also has a BIOS or CSM compatibility mode for some older installs.

    You have the typical Windows 7 install that uses all 4 primary partitions. You have to delete one partition and then you can use that primary as the extended partition which in effect is a container for an unlimited number of logical partitions.

    Best to have good backups and make a Windows repair CD or flash drive. Shrink Windows using its disk tools and make sure with Windows 8 you have turned off the permanent hibernation or fast boot.

    My laptop already has 4 primary partitions: how can I install Ubuntu?
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/14982...install-ubuntu
    Good advice on how to handle all four primary partitions used. - srs5694
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1686440
    Be sure to create recovery DVD(s) first. And a Windows repair CD.
    HP tools partition discussion - similar for other vendor partitions:
    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Noteboo...on/td-p/228360
    For a complete blow-by-blow on dealing with HP's four partitions, see Full Circle Magazine, issue 41, page 36. - gordintoronto
    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/


    Shrinking a Windows 7 partition is best done in Windows. But do not create new partitions with Windows.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/
    The Hedge show graphically how to delete & create partitions:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1713649
    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: 13.04 on Windows 8 - Prompts for reboot, ejects my CD tray, and does nothimg

    Oldfred, thank you very much, A+ support! I followed the Hedgehog way and everything went perfectly. Now dual booting Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8.

    Thread marked as resolved.

    I never disabled permanent hibernation or fast boot -- a simple restart seems to prompt me of which OS I want to use and that is how I'd want it.

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