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How can I install Ubuntu on a Win8 PC?

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  • how can I install Ubuntu on a Win8 Pc?  Thanks

    Monday, September 26, 2011 12:25 AM

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  • davewilk - I agree, but this is a 32 bit PC.  That's a real handicap - VS doesn't work either...

     

    I ended up using EasyBCD and a utility named iReboot within it.  Kinda screwy, but it works.

    Thanks guys for your help!

     

     

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 2:49 AM
  • well as far as it is known for now, Microsoft is using a new frame ware for booting windows 8 ( secure boot / UEFI ) which requires other os's to digitally have signed algorithm ( just like drivers ). all that being said, you either have to be looking for distribution that has been signed, or to deactivate the secure boot option on your pc ( restart -> press F10 or esc  to enter to bios settings ) in which begs the question that what happens to all PC's manufactured up until now ? ( no pc has the option yet )

     

    or you can try to install ubuntu as default os ( after installing windows on a separate partition ) so the default bootloader would be grub, then it loads into other os boot loader.

     

    however i liked your question  as i too came across the same problem.  let us know if you make any progress.

     

    kindest regards 

     

    Ben

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:15 AM

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  • how can I install Ubuntu on a Win8 Pc? Thanks
    Have you tried to do it as a virtual machine under Hyper-V?
     

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Monday, September 26, 2011 12:51 AM
  • You can dual boot, use a VM, or use Wubi.

     

    Dual Boot Windows 7 Computer with Ubuntu:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9059/dual-boot-your-pre-installed-windows-7-computer-with-ubuntu/

     

    Installing Ubuntu inside Windows using VirtualBox:

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/virtualbox

     

    How To Run Ubuntu in Windows 7 with VMware Player:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/11287/how-to-run-ubuntu-in-windows-7-with-vmware-player/

     

    Easily Install Ubuntu Linux with Windows Using the Wubi Installer:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9142/easily-install-ubuntu-linux-with-windows-using-the-wubi-installer/

    Monday, September 26, 2011 12:59 AM
  • I don't want to use a VM - I tried to set up dual boot - I tried downloading WUBI but the dual boot doesn't work (Doesn't show Ubuntu / win 8) just shows Win 8 only..

    Monday, September 26, 2011 3:54 AM
  • Wubi might not yet work with Windows 8 bootloader, installing on a separate partition would be the next step if you don't want a VM.

    You could also ask about Wubi troubleshooting on the Ubuntu forums:

    http://ubuntuforums.org

     

     

    Monday, September 26, 2011 6:04 AM
  • I don't want to use a VM - I tried to set up dual boot - I tried downloading WUBI but the dual boot doesn't work (Doesn't show Ubuntu / win 8) just shows Win 8 only..
    I would have thought this was a good opportunity to try out Hyper-V.
     
    But if you want to multi-boot, I strongly recommend BootIt Bare Metal:
     
    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/index.htm
     
    BootIt can boot anything, and it is a good partition manager also.
     

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Monday, September 26, 2011 11:57 AM
  • davewilk - I agree, but this is a 32 bit PC.  That's a real handicap - VS doesn't work either...

     

    I ended up using EasyBCD and a utility named iReboot within it.  Kinda screwy, but it works.

    Thanks guys for your help!

     

     

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 2:49 AM
  • well as far as it is known for now, Microsoft is using a new frame ware for booting windows 8 ( secure boot / UEFI ) which requires other os's to digitally have signed algorithm ( just like drivers ). all that being said, you either have to be looking for distribution that has been signed, or to deactivate the secure boot option on your pc ( restart -> press F10 or esc  to enter to bios settings ) in which begs the question that what happens to all PC's manufactured up until now ? ( no pc has the option yet )

     

    or you can try to install ubuntu as default os ( after installing windows on a separate partition ) so the default bootloader would be grub, then it loads into other os boot loader.

     

    however i liked your question  as i too came across the same problem.  let us know if you make any progress.

     

    kindest regards 

     

    Ben

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:15 AM
  • at the moment since it is a developer preview i would not consider trying it until the beta comes out since its a peview it is not designed to be a full blown os its just a preview of wats to come i recommend just wait until the beta of windows 8 comes out
    Monday, October 3, 2011 8:24 PM
  • use EasyBCD and then install ubuntu using WUBI...then it will show ubuntu in the boot menu.
    Monday, January 16, 2012 7:16 PM