computerbob wrote:Hit the arrow on the right
pick your target sda not sda1
You want the grub to be in the boot sector of the drive.
You may have to disable secure boot in bios. This is a subject with which I am not familiar.
Mark Phelps wrote:If this is a new PC that came preinstalled with Win8 64-bit, it's likely to have UEFI (new form of BIOS) -- and I have no experience with that other than to know that if you do not know exactly what you are doing, you risk completely trashing the Win8 install.
Best to leave alone until a UEFI expert comes along with detailed advice.
Derek_S wrote:@t888 - Go to Control Panel>All>Admin. Tools>Disk Management in Windows 8 and have a look. Usually WinRE is the first partition, which translates to sda1 in Linux. Usually System EFI is the second partition, which is sda2. DO NOT take may word for this, that is why I said usually, you want to verify this for yourself. I always list my existing partitions on a piece of paper to use as a reference during the install. Also, if you are going to shrink C:/ partition, it is safer to do it using Windows Disk Management rather than Gparted.
Edit: I almost forgot, if you have an EFI partition, Microsoft has a partition named Microsoft Reserved Partition, located between System EFI and C:/ partition. Windows Disk Management does not display this partition, Gparted does. Again, usually this will be sda3.
sudo parted -l
computerbob wrote:If you have windows 8 then you have Microsoft support.
Just ask them how to install a Linux system on your machine.
t888 wrote:Ok so what I learned:
my system is EFI
Legacy options were off and I turned secure boot mode of as stated
Booted linux still didnt detect Window OS
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