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I believe it still is a video issue. And boot parameter for grub is nomodeset with nVidia, but different parameters if booting with Intel. Can you set which video chip you boot with? See this After using Boot-Repair I cannot change screen resolution You test alternative boot parameters at grub menu using e and scroll to linux line. Replace quiet ...


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I believe that error is related to the nvidia card. There is an open bug report. Try activating the nomodeset mode when booting. To do that, follow this link. The relevant part is the following: How to enable kernel options on the livecd (before install) If you boot ubuntu from a livecd (or USB stick), right after the bios splash screen you will get a ...


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First, throw away your BIOS assumptions! Under EFI, the unit of bootability is a boot loader file, not a hard disk. That is, you don't "choose the HDD it is installed to as the boot device"; you choose the boot loader file for an OS. This may seem like a subtle nit-picky issue, but it's fundamental to understanding -- and therefore properly manipulating -- ...


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If you can boot from a live disk, you can install grub to a USB to essentially function as an MBR. Here's what you will need . . . An ubuntu live disk DVD A blank USB formatted to FAT32 Now, Step One Insert the live disk and boot or reboot into a live session. Insert the USB drive Unmount the USB Drive by clicking the eject arrow in nautilus or the ...


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When it starts to reboot remove the usb as it is still set to boot the usb by default, and is thus booting right back into the installer.


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Setup grub to boot into windows by default, with a 10 second time-out. The you can choose Ubuntu, but if your parents just wait out the 10 seconds, it will boot into Windows. A good editor for grub is grub-customizer, which you can et from a launchpad ppa After installation of Ubuntu, open a terminal window ctrl+alt+t and enter the commands sudo ...


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I would try to just set up your boot priorities in the BIOS. Set it to boot from a USB as the first option and then set your HDD with the Windows OS as the second option. That way when the computer is first turned on it will run through that sequence. If the USB is inserted it will go to that, if its not it will default to windows. You should install the os ...


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The answer I believe is to shut windows down then you can mount the drive from ubuntu. You can not have windows suspended or in hibernation that is dangerous to do while booting ubuntu. Fast startup needs to be disabled or windows 8 will actually enter a state of hibernation when you press the shutdown button instead of shutting down.


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An additional important point if you want both Windows and Ubuntu to be bootable through EFI: When you select the Installation Type of "Something else" and then get the screen that allows you to do partitioning, select the EFI partition (e.g. /dev/sda1, not /dev/sda) for "Device for boot loader installation". This is allows GRUB to work together with EFI. ...



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