Trying to dual boot Mint 14 along Windows 8 on Lenovo y580

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Trying to dual boot Mint 14 along Windows 8 on Lenovo y580

Postby AttaZahedi » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:23 pm

Hello. This is my first time posting despite having used Mint for a year now.
I am having trouble with installing Mint alongside Windows 8. I have disabled secure boot, and enabled legacy mode. However when I install Mint my windows 8 OS won't boot anymore saying "files are missing". Are there any detailed walkthroughs on how to do this successfully? I am getting overly frustrated.

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Re: Trying to dual boot Mint 14 along Windows 8 on Lenovo y5

Postby AttaZahedi » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:19 pm

Thanks a bunch guys. So do I install rEFIt in Mint after I install Mint? Then how does that work?

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Re: Trying to dual boot Mint 14 along Windows 8 on Lenovo y5

Postby cheZ » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:34 am

any additional info on this question / subject that anyone may have , most appreciated ! BUMP :)
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Re: Trying to dual boot Mint 14 along Windows 8 on Lenovo y5

Postby arealvel » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:29 am

I think it is better if you reinstall Mint in UEFI mode. To do this:
With Secure boot disabled (UEFI not disabled) place your MInt's DVD in the DVD drive (or attach the USB containing Mint), enter Bios and see if in the Boot Priority Tab there is an entry for UEFI-DVD (or for the USB pendrive). Surely there will be an entry to boot from DVD (or for USB), but you've to see if there is another entry reading UEFI-DVD or something like that. If you have it: boot from that entry and install MInt. Otherwise: you should try to boot from a not-aged USB pendrive.


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