I have read and to some extent understood the issues surrounding UEFI and Ubuntu. However, I am not able to install Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit in UEFI mode next to an existing Windows 8 UEFI install.
In short what I do is:
- I burned the Ubuntu iso to a DVD as well as a USB stick.
- Then I keep UEFI boot activated, and secure boot DEactivated.
The UEFI Ubuntu menu comes up as it should, I can choose between "Try Ubuntu", "Install Ubuntu" etc. however, no matter which option I choose try or install, the screen goes blank and nothing more happens.
The same happens if I turn on secure boot and if I use the DVD or the USB stick. If I switch off UEFI and go to legacy mode, everything works fine and I did install Ubuntu that way. However, now if I want to use Windows 8 I have to go to BIOS every time and switch back to UEFI mode.