Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

This question already has an answer here:

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 Special Edition but I am unable to install Ubuntu 12.10. WUBI does not work for me and I am wondering if there is another way to install it my machine came with windows 8 pre installed.

share|improve this question
    
"Does not work" is a little vague. Are you saying you don't want to use WUBI or that it literally doesn't work? If its the latter, do you get any errors? What happens when you try to use WUBI? –  Seth Apr 18 '13 at 18:02
1  
@seth Wubi does not work with UEFI/Windows 8. –  user68186 Apr 18 '13 at 18:08
add comment

marked as duplicate by Marco Ceppi Apr 18 '13 at 23:03

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

1 Answer

In order for it to work on my machine (HP ENVY Dv6 Win 8 preinstalled UEFI bios)i had to go into bios and disable fast-boot and also enable legacy boot for it to work. it warned me that windows 8 might not work afterwards but it did. Another issue i ran into was with the usb3 drivers as those had to be disabled before boot for it to work also. Best of luck

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.