I am setting up a new machine with ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 with the latest firmware AMD FX-8350 AMD64 and would like to do a dual boot with Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu Studio 13.10 64-bit. After installing Windows, the Ubuntu installation will not complete saying the 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install into /target/.
I have been doing dual boots with Windows and Linux for years with MBR, traditional BIOS, and GRUB legacy on a dedicated partition to keep the OSes independent of each other. The new machine now has UEFI and all that goes with that and I am stumped.
It seems that installing Windows 7 from DVD forces it to use UEFI which then requires Ubuntu to use EFI also. If there is no way to install Windows without UEFI then I would like to at least turn off secure boot if possible to keep the installation simpler. I am not sure yet if the BIOS will allow this. Because UEFI is designed to be used with GPT hard disk formatting, many of the workarounds I have read about using MBR formatting may create problems.
My understanding is that the newer Ubuntus support secure boot, but Windows 7 does not so there needs to be a way of using UEFI but not secure boot for this to work.
Ideally I am looking for a way to set up a dual boot similar to the old setup with an independent bootloader on its on partition and chain-loading. If that is still not possible yet please point me to a successful tutorial of an alternate setup.