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Ok so i am running windows 8 on my computer currently and trying to get Ubuntu up and running in a dual boot. My system has UEFI secure boot (for the record its a laptop). When i boot up my Ubuntu from a flash drive it does not recognize windows 8 is installed on my system. Also if it is any help, Windows 8 and the drive i am try to install Ubuntu on is a solid state drive. And before anyone asks i have trying disabling secure boot. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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marked as duplicate by NikTh, Tom Brossman, Stephen Myall, aquaherd, Luis Alvarado Jul 23 '13 at 23:51

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It is unclear what you are asking. Please elaborate. –  Joren Jul 22 '13 at 19:45
See askubuntu.com/questions/221835/… –  user68186 Jul 22 '13 at 19:48

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You should turn off UEFI secure boot when installing Ubuntu and turn on it later.

You can just mount on some partitions (/dev/sdaN) and check which partition contain Windows.

For partitioning for Ubuntu, execute GParted in your Terminal window and make partiton and some space for Ubuntu.

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I have installed Ubuntu manually by partitioning, i was just kinda wondering if anyone could shed some light on why it can not detect my operating system. It would make boot management a lot easier –  user177436 Jul 23 '13 at 14:52

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