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    Smile Windows 8 Pro & Ubuntu 12.04: The Same PC

    Windows 8 Pro & Ubuntu 12.04: The Same PC

    by: Simon Brouillard

    Is it Possible to get on a same PC, the
    Ubuntu 12.04 linux OS and the new One
    Windows 8 Pro?

    Many linux users think that it is not
    possible 'cause the new launcher in
    Windows 8 Pro.

    I will explain how i get it!

    First my Pc is a Dell Optiplex 740,
    with a first HDD 80Go running Windows 7 Pro.
    I add a new HDD 500GO with 2 partitions.
    The First partition of the second drive
    was for Windows 7 Pro. The second was
    reserved for Ubuntu 12.04. Then I installed
    on the second drive the Ubuntu 12.04 OS.

    When i start the PC... 2 Bios options
    appeared: 1- Setup with F2 Key
    2- Boot menu with F12 Key

    If i want to run Windows 7, i did nothing...
    If I want to run Ubuntu, i press the F12 Key
    and select the second drive and Ubuntu
    12.04 was launched.

    After, and it was the tricky thing...
    I downloaded The Window 8 Pro OS and
    installed it at the place of Windows 7 Pro
    saving all programs, parameters and files...

    and Restart... a couple of hours later...
    and it was a miracle... at the bootstrap
    step the 2 bios options was already displayed
    and i get the choice in between Windows 8 Pro
    (by doing nothing) or Ubuntu 12.04 by Pressing
    the F12 key(Boot Menu).

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    Fort Worth, Texas
    Haven't touched a Windows8 (calling it "the Ocho" really annoys the Microsoft people, BTW) machine, but the UEFI/Secure Boot thing was circumvented pretty easily on a HP Desktop by selecting "Legacy boot" in the BIOS screen.

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