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first of all, I am going to introduce my computer's identity (sort of):

  • ASUS SonicMaster 750GB HDD 8GB RAM

  • Processor: Intel Pentium (1,80GHz of speed)

  • Windows 8 already installed

  • Have tryed to boot Ubuntu from this computer.

So here is my problem: I, one day, decided to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 (and 12.04) with Windows 8 so that I could see whether it works or not. It displayed the logo screen of Ubuntu and then a terminal showed : (initramps): unable to find a medium containing a live file system.

This error is known throughout the Ubuntu community. However, I read multiple tutorials telling that I should disable this secure boot (done), change the sata configuration from IDE to ADHI (done I think ten times in a row). So I am confused. Just one thing: I booted one time out of ten, and I was the second time I was trying out these Ubuntu distros. So please, can someone help me out?

Regards,

The Drummer from Kubuntu

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It seems SonicMaster is on a variety of Asus models. Is this an Ultrabook with small SSD? Have you turned off fastboot in Windows so it is not always hibernated? –  oldfred Sep 22 '13 at 20:10
    
The trick seems to be to partition the drive with the Windows disk manager first, then to disable secure boot and fastboot, then to install...UEFI Issues, Ubuntu on Asus –  connie new Sep 22 '13 at 20:37

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