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    dual boot issues

    ok i got this laptop normally i run ubuntu only but since its new and i do need a windows computer i can not for the life of me figure out how to dual boot this set up...its an asus k55a-si50301
    thank you very much

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    Re: dual boot issues

    Are you in UEFI or BIOS mode, and is your Windows a recovery install or a full new install?

    If you want UEFI:
    ASUS K55A Windows 8 & Ubuntu Some Asus need this boot parameter pci=nomsi
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2088499
    Asus K55n will not boot in UEFI mode. Boot Parameters? Feb 2013
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2111720

    Windows will only boot in UEFI from gpt partitioned drives and has very specific requirements for partitions and partition order on drive.
    Windows will only boot from MBR(msdos) drives in BIOS mode.
    Ubuntu will boot with either UEFI or BIOS from gpt drives or BIOS from MBR drives.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: dual boot issues

    i am guessing uefi...its the factory recovery.... id like to have it like i did with 7 or xp

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    Re: dual boot issues

    Microsoft suggested partitions including reserved partition for gpt & UEFI:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx
    Older Windows info on gpt - 2008 updated 2011
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/wind.../gg463525.aspx
    Windows technical info on gpt and GUIDs
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/wi...sktop/aa365449
    Order on drive is important:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microso...rved_Partition
    Windows 8 info
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../hh824947.aspx
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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    Re: dual boot issues

    is there a like that can directly help me?

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    Re: dual boot issues

    Factory recovery normally erases drive and restores to like new. So you want to be sure to backup any info you have on system before hand.
    I would have Ubuntu liveCD/DVD/Flash handy as you probably will have to totally reinstall and then restore your data.
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    Re: dual boot issues

    i dont have any thing on it. i have a live cd

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    Re: dual boot issues

    i cant even seem to get it to boot the cd so i can resize the partition

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    Re: dual boot issues

    Many of the new computers boot into the recovery partition and then let you restore from that. Do you still have recovery partition. A CD will not be a recovery as that has to be several DVDs.
    Otherwise you need to contact vendor and see if you can get a complete recovery DVD set. Some may have a small fee for sending you the DVDs.
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    Re: dual boot issues

    so i cant do this with out the cd? screw it i just want to do a full install of ubuntu

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