Dual boot issues
Hi guys and Happy New Year!
I haven't been here for a while, but I always found help when I needed it and today I need your counsel again.
I have 2 machines, one running Windows 7 and the other one running Windows 8 and I want to dual boot with Ubuntu on both.
The machine running Windows 7 is a Schenker P702 notebook. On this computer I have 3 separate physical drives: a 320 GB drive where Windows 7 is installed, a large 1 TB drive for data and a 60 GB SSD where I want to install Ubuntu. I have split the 60 GB SSD in 2 partitions: a 16 GB for swap (I have 8GB RAM) and the rest for the OS.I made a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu, and it booted fine from the live USB, so I don't expect any problems on this machine. My question for this computer is if there is something special that I should know (or do) before proceeding with the installment. The specifications for the notebook are as follows:
Intel Core i7 - 3630QM, 2,4GHz
AMD Radeon HD 7970M 2048MB GDDR5
8GB (1x8192) SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM 1600MHz CORSAIR Vengeance
320GB SATA-II 5400U/Min Toshiba (MK3276GSX)
1000GB SATA-II 5400U/Min Seagate Momentus (ST1000LM024)
60GB mSATA-II SSD OCZ Nocti (NOC-MSATA-60G)
Blu-ray Brenner (Blu-Ray Lesen- Schreiben / DVD Multinorm)
BIGFOOT Wireless LAN Killer N 1202 (inkl. Bluetooth)
And now for the tricky part. My second machine is an ASUS R500V notebook running a preinstalled version of Windows 8 64 bits.
This machine has the following specs:
Intel Core i7 - 3610QM, 2,3GHz
nVidia GeForce GT 635M 2GB
8GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM
On this machine I was not able to boot from the live USB. It took me to the boot menu, but after that, it was just a blank screen, regardless of which option I chose (try or install Ubuntu). I did a search on the internet and I saw that I'm not the only on with issues (something about "secure boot" or "fast boot") but I didn't understand exactly what is the problem.
I've been dual booting with Ubuntu since Hardy Heron, and in the last 3 years I dropped Windows completely, so I kind of lost touch with dual booting. The problem is that now I need Windows at work, so I need to set up the dual boot.
Can you please provide a step by step guide on how to do it? I am not a computer genius, but I know my way around and with a little guidance I'm sure I will succeed.
Thank you in advance and sorry for the long post!
PS: one last question: should I go for the LTS, or the 12.10?
Last edited by Troll_the_Great; January 11th, 2013 at 02:07 PM.
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