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Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso) to my 4GB USB Sandisk drive so that I could install it on my laptop. I was able to get to the setup but when I would get to the part where it would ask me if I want to replace Windows or install next to it I chose to install next to it and then it would restart the computer. I wanted to try using Wubi.exe to install it from Windows but I'm afraid to do that since all it says for destination is C: which is the place I use for Windows 8. I can run Ubuntu off the USB stick but I'd like to install it next to Windows 8 so that I can dual-boot between the two.

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Windows 8 introduce two features :

  • UEFI witch is instead of BIOS
  • Secure Boot witch prevent anything but the installed operating system (here it's windows) to boot

The procedure is quite complex. Look at this question for further information : How to install Ubuntu on UEFI enabled HP Pavilion HPE h9 tower

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But my laptop came originally came with Windows 7 and all I did was upgraded? My laptop was bought in 2010. It's an HP-g62. –  Devon Oct 8 '12 at 18:49
    
Your laptop has UEFI. try this : intowindows.com/dual-boot-windows-8-and-ubuntu –  Antoine Rodriguez Oct 13 '12 at 9:42

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