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I'm relatively new at linux and wanted to have a dual booting notebook but i downloaded other distro which with just one click formated mi pc and lost all partitions. Now i am interested to install ubuntu, but for me it's kinda dificult due to loss of UEFI data. I've read this articles:

Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)

Install Ubuntu on efi machine with windows 8 preinstalled (possibly remove windows 8)

ultimately those were not my case, i've tried by myself but need your help.

don't know what more info have to give... my notebook it's one samsung ativ book 9. Only supports pendrives which i prepare with unetbootin (by the way have only one pendrive, don't know if i shall to have another -tell this because maybe i'll need some other tools and i wonder if programs will have conflict-).

thanks in advance.

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What OS's are still installed in your hard disk? –  Braiam Oct 26 '13 at 1:26
Are you still planning on reinstalling Widows 8, or are you just going to leave it off the notebook? If reinstalling it eventually, you might need to stick to gpt/UEFI boot for Windows compatibility. –  ubfan1 Oct 26 '13 at 1:34
You haven't said why the two questions/answers to which you've linked were inadequate. Without knowing the problems you encountered or why you think they don't apply to you, it's impossible to give you advice. –  Rod Smith Oct 26 '13 at 14:23
All right. I do not know if it is because bad writing, because I actually do not speak English ... I think those are not my case because they have not lost the UEFI boot that allows windows, I have a formatted disk from the start. Things are as follows: 1. I get a kubuntu's iso and installed it on the usb. 2. I noticed the boot had to disable some options (which I later learned were related to UEFI). 3. so I could boot from the usb and that is where by one click, it formats the hard drive and now I have no windows but not kubuntu because of an error (I thought it was a bad copy of the iso). –  Adelmo Contreras Oct 27 '13 at 3:09
4. yet unsuspecting, I decided That really wanted to install ubuntu, then get the iso... i installed it, but in the process founds an error copying the grub. what eventually brought me here. the question is how I can install ubuntu in this case? (i imagine that is possible) or I'll have to reinstall windows to install ubuntu on its side? –  Adelmo Contreras Oct 27 '13 at 3:13

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