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I don't intend to duplicate the question, but I haven't found this same problem.

I'm newbie and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.

My storage are partitioned as:

  1. 120 GB NTFS Windows 8 loader
  2. 340 GB NTFS My data
  3. 128 GB Unallocation unit, and I plan to install Ubuntu here.

I tried to install Ubuntu with default option (Install Ubuntu alongside Windows8), let it partition itself. First, I found problem that Ubuntu cannot install grub and it let me choose device myself. I can't choose ext4 which I installed ubuntu in. In this case can I choose the same drive as windows 8 loader to install grub?

Second attempted, I did partition 100 MB ext2 and hope grub installed in here. Installation completely finished without warning. I press restart but grub isn't appear, it boots into Windows 8 automatically.

My question may annoy you guy, but I wanna try Ubuntu really. Help me please.

Thank you very much :)

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This isn't really an answer, but generally you want to install grub to the device itself instead of to any of the partitions in the device. Grub gets installed onto the device, the hard drive, not into any perticular partition. So if you only have one drive, then your drive would be /dev/sda, and that is where you would want to install grub. – DaboRoss Jun 18 '13 at 7:18
thank you very much, I can realize by your answer :D – Bluenex Jun 18 '13 at 14:39
Please indicate your Boot-Info URL ( ) – LovinBuntu Jun 18 '13 at 20:57

try copying ubuntu bootmgr file to drive where windows is installed!!

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follow these steps

  1. Create a partion on your windows drive make that space of memory free or u can simply make this thing done by memory mangers help in windows

  2. download the iso of the linux distribution you want to install in your computer

  3. create a bootable disk using universal usb installer link for creating bootable usb is here

  4. make setting of boot as allow your device to boot external hard disk

  5. switch of your laptop insert the usb and then restart your device it ll ask for loading from external device

  6. you will enter in a Linux kernel environment follow easy GUI steps to install Linux

    note while it ask u for memory area select the one which u had dealocated from windows

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