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05-11-2012, 01:12 AM
At times, a user may need to install the popular Ubuntu OS in dual with Windows 8 for some reasons. Though dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu (Windows 8 installed first) is pretty easy, the only catch is that the installer doesnít recognize Windows 8 partition. In other words, you canít use the straight-forward install Ubuntu alongside with Windows option during setup. So, how to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu?
If you are looking for a simple way to install Windows 8 in dual boot with Ubuntu (Windows 8 installed first), follow the step-by-step instructions given below.
how to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu? (http://www.intowindows.com/dual-boot-windows-8-and-ubuntu/)
05-11-2012, 11:24 AM
threeone, many thanks! I run the latest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 myself. Will also install Mint 13 LTS when released. The mainstream versions of Linux are a great alternative to Windows, in particular those XP users who cannot afford a modern OS.
All one needs to know to get started with Linux is to be able to install the OS (the installer takes care of the drivers) & be able to run Firefox. Chrome & Opera are easily added to the OS.
05-14-2012, 09:28 PM
Thats really a great tutorial.I have shared with my friend who is thinking about installing dual boot Windows 8 and his Ubuntu. I guess this is very helpful for him. Thank you.
05-14-2012, 10:10 PM
I have a feeling that there will be many more Windows 7 & Ubuntu dual booters, than Windows 8 & Ubuntu, partially due to price of Windows 8, secondly many users going for the latest Ubuntu is less likely to purchase Windows 8.
A great tutorial though, & will be used by many, especially during the Windows 8 RP release to compare versions. Ubuntu 12.04 isn't a totally 100% finished OS itself, though a huge improvement over past versions. It is the very first version of Linux that configured my printer by simply turning it on. Needless to say, a total shock to me. Normally, I have to do the command line install, which isn't as intimidating as it looks.
02-19-2013, 09:12 PM
the latest method to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu:
Enter the windows 8 desktop - right click and choose personalize--desktop icon settings (control panel-computer-user's files-network)-apply-personalize-right computer-manage-hard drive-storage-disk management- most users have only 1 hard rive--right click to choose shrink volume
-change to 15000--restart--language settings--download update--continue--something else-free space--then you can do what seems to be clear.
03-28-2013, 08:31 PM
that is very helpful
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