How could I setup a dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows 8 on my Microsoft Surface Pro with 128 GB.
Note: My dual boot solution is below.
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EDIT: July 11, 2014 @ 6:00PM PST
This has been updated to reflect changes in 14.10 AMD64. (14.04 LTS works fine but 14.10 works awesome out of the box.)
Removed boot repair process. ( This seems to be fine in this release. If you have issues you may want to make sure Grub2 is installed and to run the boot-repair process.)
Added bootloader section, again. (Note: Someone fixed the bootloader issue that was causing customized loaders not to work for GRUB2.)
Create a partitioned drive.
Follow the instructions on Geek.com.
Return and follow instructions.
note: I suggest using your SD drive as there seems to be USB compatibility issues in some cases. Also you can simply mount the ISO in Windows and copy the contents to the storage drive, SD or flash.
Prepare partitioned space for install.
Now you can restart.
The Intel cpu needs a fan sensor update. I suggest doing this with lm-sensors.
sudo apt-get install lm-sensors sudo sensors-detect
Not required but if you have made it this far you want a awesome beautiful device. That ugly boot loader didn't do it for me so I created a boot loader just for the surface.