Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system
Recently I've tried to install Ubuntu in a partition of a hard-drive that also has Windows 8. I've done this on a Windows 7 computer before, so I figured this would be done similarly. I installed it using a Ubuntu USB drive. When I attempt to boot in Windows 8, a quick _ gets displayed, and then I get moved back to the boot screen where I can select what I wish to boot from. Here is my fdisk -l output:
Disk /dev/sda: 256.1 GB, 256060514304 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 31130 cylinders, total 500118192 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0xdec26e36 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 144584 71268+ de Dell Utility /dev/sda2 145408 18057059 8955826 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 * 18057216 437300047 209621416 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda4 437301246 500117503 31408129 5 Extended /dev/sda5 437301248 492031999 27365376 83 Linux /dev/sda6 492034048 500117503 4041728 82 Linux swap / Solaris
I do have several extra partitions on the hard-drive for work related reasons as well, so treat any extra non-linux related partitions as such. As you can see, my Windows partition is still in-tact, as well as sda1 - sda6. I can also view my Windows partition using this Ubuntu version. Does anyone have any idea why I am unable to boot into Windows 8? Any help would be appreciated, as I need to do work on both Windows 8 and Linux.