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Old 06-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #16
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You can get such a menu with pressing the right key when the BIOS screen appears, but which key it is is dependend on your motherboards manufacturer, for example on ASUS it is F8, on Gigabyte F12, on ASRock and Biostar it is F9 and so on. Your motherboards manual should have that information, but often it is displayed on-screen which key is the magic one.
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Thank you (TobiSGD) for the tip about using F8 on the BIOS bootup to select the drive. I'm using my new ASUS P8Z77-VLE Plus motherboard which calls for using F8. It works and is wonderful. But I do have one problem. While both Ubuntu and Win8 recognize my keyboard (MS Ergonomic 4000 via USB), BIOS does not. In order to press F8 or DEL or F2 during boot up, I need to plug in (PS2) my old standard keyboard. Once booted, then my Ergonomic 4000 via USB is recognized.

I'm checking BIOS to see if there is anyway it will recognize my standard keyboard (MS Ergonomic 4000 via USB).

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Originally Posted by loftus49 View Post
I suspected a bad ISO on Ubuntu 12.10 so I loaded down and burned a copy of 13.04.
You might have run into a bug or some UEFI problem.

You could always d/l the MD5 checksum for the 12.10 and then run it against the .iso, if the checksum is the same the .iso is good.

In my opinion 13.04 is not suitable for new linux uisers, or 'causual' linux users. It only has 9 months of support, released april 2013, end of life/out of support january 2014...

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Now ... if there were a simple little menu that would pop up when you powered on and asked, " Ubuntu or Windows " that would be the ideal solution. But for the meantime, I'm a happy camper.
I'd go into the BIOS/UEFI and set the linxu drive as the main booting HDD, run update grub (sudo update-grub) and then you will be able to select windows or ubuntu 13.04 from the GRUB screen.
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Might have to enable legacy usb in bios to run a usb keyboard.

With two drives, you have an easy way to change one of them without the other. When you add in the ability to boot via a menu and later change something it may require some added work. Also, since your install assumed it was the only drive, some settings may have to be modified.



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