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Old 11-08-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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Dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI hardware


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Alternate titles: How to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop and Windows 8 Pro; how to dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10; dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu on a single hard drive (HDD).
So, I got a friend to lend me his copy of Windows 8 Pro. Armed with it, and an installation image of Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop, I set out to see if dual-booting the latest offerings from Microsoft and Mark Shuttleworth’s outfit will pose any major obstacles on a motherboard with UEFI firmware. The computer I used is one I assembled using an ASRock motherboard.
I started by using a 128 GB SSD, but all attempts failed. I couldn’t pinpoint what the issue was, so I abandoned the SSD and switched to a regular hard drive – a 500 GB HDD. (You read my experience with the SSD at why is Windows 8 on SSD invisible to Ubuntu 12.10′s installer?.)
What follows is a step-by-step guide on how I succeeded in dual-booting Windows 8 Pro and Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop on a computer with UEFI firmware on the motherboard, using 64-bit installation images of both operating systems. The objective: Set up the system so that GRUB, Ubuntu’s boot loader, is installed in a boot partition, making Windows 8′s boot manager the primary boot manager.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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That looks easier than everyone thought it would be. Saying that, i seen a comment that someones OEM laptop had issues albeit with Mint13 and not Ubuntu for Fedora. At least there's a way around Microsoft's attempted stranglehold
 
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At least there's a way around Microsoft's attempted stranglehold
You seem to a) confuse UEFI with Secure Boot, and b) mistake Secure Boot for a Microsoft thing.
 
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That looks easier than everyone thought it would be. Saying that, i seen a comment that someones OEM laptop had issues albeit with Mint13 and not Ubuntu for Fedora. At least there's a way around Microsoft's attempted stranglehold
So you will be informed and understand 'UEFI', look at references and information: http://www.uefi.org/home/ . I agree with TobiSGD. There is too much 'FUD' about 'UEFI' & 'Secure Boot' along with Microsoft's involvement.
 
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Ahhh I see. Thanks for the info on that and clearing it up for me.
 
  


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