I have a Samsung Chronos 7 laptop (NP770Z5E) pre-installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside it, so I can dual boot.
Here is what I've done:
- Updated BIOS to lastest version (P04ABU) using Samsung Updater
- Reduced Win8 partition by half, I left the others untouched
- Created a bootable USB stick using http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ and a Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit image
- Disabled FastStartup on Win 8
- Disabled Fast BIOS Mode
- Boot Mode changed to CSM OS
- Also disabled Secure Boot (I had to disable it in order to select CSM OS)
After that I saved the BIOS settings, and shut down the computer. I plugged in the USB drive, powered the computer on, entered the BIOS and tried to change the boot order. Oddly, there was only one option in the boot order screen, the USB drive (HDD didn't show up in the boot priority screen).
I ignored that and installed Ubuntu. I've created 3 partitions from the unused spaced left: a 8GB swap, a 100MB BIOS boot partition, and the rest to ext4, mounted in /. Boot loader installed on /sda.
After a reboot, this message appears:
All boot options are tried.
Press <F4> key to recover with factory image using Recovery
or any other keys for next boot loop iteration.
So I went to the BIOS to change the boot device priority, and the list is empty! Enabling Secure Boot and Fast BIOS had no effect.
I used the Ubuntu Live USB to check the disk contents, I can see the Ubuntu and Win 8 partitions. I've used Boot Repair (using the Recommended Repair), with no avail, the Boot Repair log is here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5953562/
Boot Repair showed me a message about the system being a"EFI system". I suppose that means that I should have checked out the advanced settings.
I don't know how to proceed. I don't know if it's a good idea to "recover with factory image" since I have modified the original partitions. Maybe I need to experiment with Boot Repair's advanced settings.