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What is a partition table? How is it related to Windows 8? In addition to general partitioning, it should be noted that information about partitions are stored in a partition table on the hard disk. The whole topic didn't receive much attention because DOS/Windows computers – where one would install Linux onto – just had one choice for almost three ...


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ELI5 version: You can't. Long version: If you need Windows and need to get your Ubuntu fix, you might want to try installing Ubuntu in a virtual machine using VirtualBox, or dual-booting. There might be Windows themes/hacks to make it look like Ubuntu, but it won't be the actual Ubuntu desktop.


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So it seems to boot directly to Windows. No, it does not directly boot to Windows 8. If you shut down your computer properly (no standby), it should boot like any other computer before, including performing a power-on self-test (POST). The only difference is, that UEFI machines can perform this whole process much faster. Branding = Confusion A source ...


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Solved by OP in comments Thanks I unpacked a new USB and it work this time... thanks again! – Mr.Latta in response to this comment: OK do you have another USB to try or a DVD


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You have erased Win8 partition according to your image :(


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You can use ecryptfs-utils to encrypt a folder, and it asks for password under Ubuntu. Not sure about Windows though.


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After doing some research, I found out that the problem was with me having dual boot with windows 8.1. Found the answer on this thread. As it turned out, I already had disabled Fast boot in Windows 8.1. In addition to that, I discovered I had to fully turn off from Windows and then turn on the laptop again. Restart does not work. Marking this as the answer. ...


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I had a similar problem. My Notebook uses EFI and there are entries named HDD and Windows8 Loader. Check if Windows8 Loader has a higher priority than your HDD.


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If you don't want a separate /home partition Easiest First: Reboot your computer using the Live USB/DVD/CD This is the way you have installed Ubuntu. Use the same Live USB/DVD you had used before to boot your computer. Choose the "Try Ubuntu" option. Do not choose Install Ubuntu! Second" Start Gparted Click on the Dash, the gray Ubuntu icon on the top ...


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I always manually partition when I'm installing Ubuntu to make sure I know exactly what's going on. I recommend first shrinking your windows partition, generally labeled "OS C:" in Disk Management. Then start installing from your Live Media and follow this guide. Just skip "4. Free some space for Ubuntu" since you'll have already done that. While in Disk ...



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