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I have recently bought an HP laptop (HP Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook 15), pre-installed with Windows 8. I do like windows 8, but I wish to also have the functionality of ubuntu on my laptop.
I do not like the look and risks of GRUB, as I care for Windows 8 more than Ubuntu (Cannot replace Windows), so I need to use Windows Boot Manager of the metro UI. (Which I also like the look of more).
I know my computer has Windows installed in UEFI mode, but I am also not big on complicated steps and heavily modifying my laptop. I have looked for multiple solutions to this problem, but one is just windows boot manager in BIOS mode, another is using Grub in EFI mode.
I definitely know I can disable secure and fast boot on my computer, and I can manually partition anything I want. I do not know much about linux either, so I need help on a simple, reliable way to dual-boot ubuntu and windows 8 on my laptop in EFI mode on Windows boot Manager. I have a live flash drive for ubuntu already, and am ready to install anything, but I am reluctant because I cannot afford another laptop.
Currently, I have Ubuntu 12.04.3 on my flash, but I can change it to whatever needed at will.
Can anyone help me do this on my laptop, or should I just give up right now? I am sick of trying to find these answers but to no solution.
All I need is a solution to
- Pre-installed Windows 8
- Windows Boot Manager
- Simple, reliable way to do this.
Thank you for all help that you can give me, -Ben
Note: This is not the same question as (Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)) at all. Here I am asking how you would go around installing ubuntu on pre-installed Windows 8 as I have NOT installed anything yet. In the "Answered question" the asker is asking about Wubi on windows 8 preinstalled, AFTER he tried installing it. Please read both questions before flagging this down.