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How to dual linux mint (Debain) with pre-installed windows 8

Postby JaZZyCooL on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:38 pm

hey guys,
I am thinking of installing linux mint debian version on my pre-installed windows 8 laptop, but unable to figure out how to do so, is there any way I can install debian version of Linux mint on my windows 8. Also last time when I tried to install linux mint 14 (XFCE) it installed successfully but when I used (boot-repair) it messed up with my sda because I wanted to load linux mint 14 through windows 8 and not windows 8 through Linux mint. Also I wanted that both OS should load under UEFI so that I don't have to switch every time between "Legacy mode and UEFI mode". I have heard about rEFind but never used it can anyone tell me about how to use that to solve my problem or any other solution for this because I searched a lot on the web but unable to firgure out the solution as they are all for (non-preinstalled windows 8).

Your help is highly appreciated.
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Re: How to dual linux mint (Debain) with pre-installed windo

Postby viking777 on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:32 pm

This comes from the LMDE release notes:

No EFI/GPT support

Linux Mint Debian requires BIOS and a traditional partitioning scheme.


So you have less chance of making this work than you had of making Mint 14 work. Blame Uefi - I do, or else switch it off permanently.
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Re: How to dual linux mint (Debain) with pre-installed windo

Postby JaZZyCooL on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:42 pm

Oh! I hate UEFI but on the other hand I need it too, anyway I have to stay with 14 for further installation. Thanks for your help, it is highly appreciated.
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Re: How to dual linux mint (Debain) with pre-installed windo

Postby salh on Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:24 pm

ubuntu worked but mint doesnt :P
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