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Old 12-22-2012, 09:10 AM   #1
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I was informed that the 64 bit version of Ubuntu 12.10 could overcome the problem of Secure Boot, so I purchased it direct from the Linux shop. I popped it directly into the DVD drive, and was pleased to see something happening. At last, Secure Boot had been beaten! Unfortunately this was not the case, as during the installation, there was a power cut which lasted nearly an hour. On power restoration, I removed the disk, and started the process again. After waiting for something to happen, nothing happened, so I removed the disk, and booted up again. I was confronted with a screen with the option to boot Windows, or Ubuntu. I selected Ubuntu, but after a wait, I was confronted with a message which said that "Windows was unable to boot", with lots of jargon I didn't understand. This was to be expected, as due to the power cut, Ubuntu could not possibly have been installed. I need to know how I can remove/delete this initial screen, and start clean again, as the disk will not boot Ubuntu at all, although selecting Windows 8 boot option, does allow a normal Windows boot. I cannot start the installation process again from the DVD.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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Check bios settings for booting from dvd
and rescue system.
You seem to have completely installation.
 
Old 12-23-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help so far.
I don't think I have Linux installed. Before the power cut, it created the log-in page. No prompts came up for Country, Language, Time, and all the other things that come up during installation. The DVD must have run for less than a minute before the power-cut occurred. Bios settings do not list the internal DVD Drive at all. All I've got listed is weird things like USB CD/DVD, USB Hard Drive, everything listed is preceded with USB. Internal hard-drive is not listed either. Really Weird! I can still log in to Windows 8 using the first option on the start-up screen,but as I stated previously, when I select Ubuntu, I simply get an error screen from Windows.
 
Old 12-25-2012, 06:56 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help so far.
I don't think I have Linux installed. Before the power cut, it created the log-in page. No prompts came up for Country, Language, Time, and all the other things that come up during installation. The DVD must have run for less than a minute before the power-cut occurred. Bios settings do not list the internal DVD Drive at all. All I've got listed is weird things like USB CD/DVD, USB Hard Drive, everything listed is preceded with USB. Internal hard-drive is not listed either. Really Weird! I can still log in to Windows 8 using the first option on the start-up screen,but as I stated previously, when I select Ubuntu, I simply get an error screen from Windows.
Because of power loss pc seems to have fallen back to defaults?

Keep bios boot order cd/dvd usb hard drive hdd etc

other option is to hit the appropriate F key for selecting boot device.
 
  


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