How could I setup a dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows 8 on my Microsoft Surface Pro with 128 GB.
Note: My dual boot solution is below.
EDIT: Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:00AM PST
Update WiFi resolved.
Updated for official 13.04 amd64 release. Changes made to this guide reflect the issue of not being able to get grub to load after install.
Please note that you cannot set the themed boot-loader and must use the grub default menu. I have removed this part of the guide. Here is the details.
The network manager is now fixed with several patched images and can be found in Step 7. The automate process explained by @Alp Dener only worked for 12.10 and will not work for 13.04 and up.
Create a partitioned drive.
Follow the instructions on Geek.com.
Prepare partitioned space for install.
!!!Do not restart, click the Continue Testing button.!!!
Make sure Grub2 was installed without problem.
Setup Grub2 boot repair and run.
Now you can restart.
Marvell Wi-Fi Fix is needed to continue to the next step until I or someone else create a better option. Fix Ref
Decompress contents of this file* to Desktop then run the following:
Edit the /etc/network/interfaces file by running:
Add the following after 'iface lo inet loopback'
Create connection settings
Use the following template to paste into the file. Edit for your network and save.
Restart computer. Run the following every time to start Internet.
Minimize that terminl and don't close. Open New terminal and run:
Now you should have fast reliable Internet for your current session so you can continue.
The Intel i5 needs a fan sensor update. I suggest doing this with lm-sensors as suggested here.
You will need to install the linux-image-3.11.0-3-generic_3.11.0-3.7~lp1212720v1_amd64.deb and linux-image-extra-3.11.0-3-generic_3.11.0-3.7~lp1212720v1_amd64.deb packages to fix the WiFi issue. Just download and double-click to use the Ubuntu Software Store to install.
Help me solve the themed boot-loader issue.
Before the 13.04 release you were able to custom theme the boot-loader as the below image demonstrates. The previous instructions I had for this can be found here: my github.
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I recently managed to automate the internet issue with Surface Pro. You can see the solution at the link below.
Thanks both of you for this, Ubuntu worked fine on my Surface Pro at the first time but for automatic internet I had to add
I think only the sleep was usefull, I don't really know...
Unfortunatly Windows no more launch it opens a black window on the boot loader and never change.. any idea ?
Edit : After many trials I managed to boot Windows by re-activating Secure Boot. I have to Disable/Enable Secure boot (volume up + power button) each time I want to change OS but at least I have the two OS up&running. In case you encounter the same problem and if re-enabling Secure Boot does not bring you to Windows you can try in boot-repair advanced options Restore efi saves. Thanks to @YannUbuntu for his help.
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