For the past week and a half I have been trying to figure out how to install Xubuntu 13.10 alongside the Windows 7 install I have on my laptop (ASUS X501A with UEFI) and I'm pretty much at my wit's end.
Could someone point me to set of thorough instructions on installing Xubuntu (or any of the Ubuntu derivatives) on a HDD under UEFI alongside Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium? Preferably one that also covers GRUB/bootloader problems that come afterwards.
A few additional details:
- Motherboard does have UEFI.
- I've disabled Secure Boot and Fast Boot. Launch CSM is enabled and the platform keys are not installed (these settings allow me to at least boot Windows 7).
- I set the HDD's partition table to GPT through GParted before I installed Windows.
- I'm installing from a bootable USB that has been created through a tool called Rufus with the
GPT partition scheme for UEFI computersoption, otherwise I've left it at default.
- I am able to boot into Xubuntu in UEFI mode, but I'd much rather be able to see the option: Install Xubuntu Alongside Windows 7 (or however it's phrased), Xubuntu seems to be unable to recognize that Windows 7 is installed.
I do have access to a bootable USB stick containing GParted though Xubuntu seems to come preinstalled with it.
If there's anything else that might be of help, please let me know.