I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8 laptop. I've partitioned the drive created an Ubuntu DVD and disabled secure boot options.

When I tried to load the DVD, the only option I got was to load it in Legacy Boot mode; there was no UEFI option. So I installed it in the Legacy Boot mode, and now I can't access Ubuntu. Windows seems to have been unaffected, but I can't use Ubuntu. Ubuntu was installed, I just can't load it in either Legacy or UEFI mode.

I think this is because I installed it in Legacy mode while Windows was in UEFI, but I don't know how to get around that and install it in UEFI.

Can someone help me resolve this without doing irreversible damage to my laptop?


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Use EasyBCD software(Non-commercial freeware) in Windows to add Ubuntu to the boot menu when booting. Go here for detailed info of using it- How to use EasyBCD

Download it here- EasyBCD

  • The last I heard, EasyBCD was useless for managing a Windows/Linux dual-boot configuration in EFI mode.
    – Rod Smith
    Oct 14, 2013 at 19:39

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