I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. I had shrunk the Windows partition
21 GBs, and did not format it. Then, I disabled fast boot and secure boot from the BIOS, and made the
UEFI: sandisk with the 13.04 copied with Universal USB installer, the first priority for boot.
When Ubuntu installer loaded, I chose
Install Ubuntu, and then chose
install alongside ubuntu.
When it restarted, GRUB showed up with no problem, but when I try to load Ubuntu, I get no GUI. I tried
startx, but it told me
no screens found.
When I try to boot into Windows 8, by choosing it from GRUB loader, It gives me the following errors:
error: can't find command "drivemap" error: invalid efi filepath
But, when I go to the BIOS, the boot options have changed to include Ubuntu, and also the already existing
Windows Boot Manager. I choose
Windows Boot Manager again, which, upon restart, bypasses GRUB, and loads directly into Windows 8.
I am not sure whether these are two separate problems so I wrote them both in a single question.
The laptop I use is Samsung ATIV book 9, with 128 GB SSD.