Ubuntu – How to Dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8

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I was wondering how can I dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 without any problems or errors. I am on windows 8 build 8400.

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  • I have a windows 8/ 12.04 dual boot.

    Due to a lack of drivers on the boot disk I needed to install 11.10 then upgrade. I followed these instructions: http://www.intowindows.com/dual-boot-windows-8-and-ubuntu/. I would guess they would work directly for 12.04 but I can't verify. After upgrading to 12.04 UEFI boot would load windows, legacy boot off of hard drive booted Ubuntu. Boot repair (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair) fixed this, now UEFI boot gives grub with Ubuntu and windows options. You need to be running the 64-bit version for this last part, boot repair says 32-bit doesn't support UEFI boot.

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