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Take a look at the gnome desktop. Screen shot of what I think you're after based on your question: You can find Ubuntu Gnome here: http://ubuntugnome.org/ You can also add gnome via the Ubuntu Software Center by searching for "gnome."


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There is much variation in hardware, but I was able to boot to an Ubuntu 14.04 live USB in UEFI / Secure Boot mode by doing the following: 1) Download the Ubuntu distro you want. It must be the 64 bit version. 2) Install the distro to USB stick using PendriveLinux.com's Universal USB Installer. 3) Power off the PC, insert the USB stick, and power on. 4) ...


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Add this to 40_custom. gksudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom sudo update-grub menuentry "Windows 8 UEFI" { insmod part_gpt insmod fat insmod search_fs_uuid insmod chain set root='(hd0,gpt2)' search --fs-uuid --no-floppy --set=root C0A6-125C chainloader (${root})/efi/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi }


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The procedure of disabling the fast startup will stop win from storing metadata on all of the accessible hard-disks, but it doesn't get deleted right-away. You need to run ntfsfix /dev/sdXY where X is the volume letter e.g. b, if it's the secondary hard-disk and Y is the partition number e.g. 2 if it's the second partition. That should make you able ...


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Do not know how your got grub legacy installed to MBR, but you only have UEFI boot and data in MBR will never be used. Many vendors now modify UEFI to only boot Windows by description. So ubuntu entry does not work. But UEFI also boots hard drive entry as /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi. So we copy grub into /EFI/Boot and rename it ot bootx64.efi and system will ...


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I'd format the whole drive and reinstall. The problem you seem to have is you've left the boot partition of Windows 8 (it's a hidden partition and often missed). If you have stuff you really love on that computer you can search for that partition using a liveCD and use Gparted to remove the offending partition, but then you'd have to repair grub, which is ...


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take a look at these gnome themes: devianart eight : see video windows8 Style 0.1 Sigma metro 0.1 GNOME Icon Theme Windows 8 modern UI (metro) Gtk3 (+Gtk2) 0.4 GTK 3.x Theme/Style


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As it is possible to also attach a physical disk to a virtual machine this procedure may lead to data loss on write access to this disk. If your data matter I would therefore not recommend you take the risk. A much easier way to move your data, that presumably are stored on a file system inaccessible to Windows, is just booting an Ubuntu live system from ...


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Usually there is a service key or shortcut that resets the BIOS/UEFI to defaults, e.g. hold PgUp while switching the power on. You could maybe google whether such a key is existing for your machine or UEFI. Once that is done, you will be able to access the BIOS again!


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You could try to disable the graphical grub spash. Edit /etc/default/grub (as root) and uncomment # GRUB_TERMINAL="console" (remove the #) after that, run sudo update-grub and see if it helped.


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Make a bootable USB-stick To create a bootable USB drive the tool that I advocate using is the Universal USB Installer from www.pendrivelinux.com. Partition Windows takes up the whole of the drive when it is first installed. In order to install Ubuntu you will need to make space for it. Press the "super key" (Windows key) on your keyboard and click the ...



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