13.10 - Installing Ubuntu alongside a pre-installed version of Windows 8 with UEFI

  • pizzaguy1223

    I've heard a lot of good things about Ubuntu, so I decided to try it out on my HP notebook 2000 laptop (via LiveUSB). My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8, and it has a UEFI system. However, every time I try to boot from the USB (16 GB), I get an error message saying "Selected Boot Device Failed". I turned off SecureBoot, but I still get the same result. I have also tried creating the LiveUSB from both Rufus and the Universal USB Installer.

    Quick Recap of what I'm using:

    HP notebook 2000 laptop, windows 8 pre-installed with UEFI
    Ubuntu 13.10
    LiveUSB - 16 GB (Tried Rufus and UUI)
    SecureBoot is off

    Note: I still need to be able to boot to Windows 8, I just want to be able to play around with Ubuntu

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  • Ayush

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    Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system

    I bought a new Sony Vaio laptop with windows 8 pre-installed. I want to install ubuntu and dual boot between windows 8 and ubuntu. I've done this many times on Windows 7 machines but I have no idea how to deal with this new UEFI stuff. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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  • AcidRod75

    You need to use the Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit version and be sure to boot it in UEFI mode not BIOS/legacy/AHCI mode.

    Prolly after installing you will have to use boot repair on a live session since it will keep booting windows 8.