Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64bit UEFI dual boot with windows 8.

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Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64bit UEFI dual boot with windows 8.

Postby matt28 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:42 am

I've been searching for days on how to get Nadia to install and cannot get past Configuring Hardware. Ubiquity seems to be hanging at generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic.

I'm trying to dual boot Windows 8 Pro 64 bit and Linux Mint 14 with UEFI.
I'm using a linux live usb and creating a 100GB unpartitioned space for windows and creating a swap and 100GB / partition for linux. I have also tried creating a 200MB /boot/efi partition and installing the bootloader there.

I boot the windows dvd UEFI and install onto the unpartitioned space of 100GB.
I restart the computer and boot the UEFI linux mint usb and run ubiquity and select something else to install on previously created partition.
Ubiquity runs until it gets to 66% and stops at generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic.
I've tried updating ubiquity.
I've tried installing not in UEFI usb and it stops at the same place.
I've tried a few other things that I have found on google such as turning off the graphical part of the installer and some other things that I can't remember.

I can remove the drive from the computer and install it in a computer that has the msdos bios firmware and install linux mint on the complete drive that way with no problems, and I can remove the drive and run mint in the original computer.. but I still can't setup the dual boot.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm fairly new to linux so if you could describe in detail it would be a great help. Thanks!
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Re: Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64bit UEFI dual boot with windows

Postby yrrchsebor on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:05 am

nevermind, i just reread your post..
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Re: Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64bit UEFI dual boot with windows

Postby matt28 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:31 pm

I decided to remove my Nvidia graphics card and use the onboard gpu to try the install and it worked with no problems.
Ran boot-repair and now I have a working dual boot Linux Mint 64bit and windows 8 64bit with UEFI and GPT.
Thanks for the help.
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Re: Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64bit UEFI dual boot with windows

Postby alnasique on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:01 pm

Can you please explain how did you managed to boot linux mint in UEFI-mode from flash, how you created the boot flash. I tried booting from UEFI-CDROM both cinammon and XFCE with no luck. and I did not see any boot option for UFI-usb etc. I only have option boot from UEFI-file also does not work for me.
Thanx
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