How to Install Linux Mint 18 Alongside Windows 10 or 8 in Dual-Boot UEFI Mode

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Matei Cezar

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42 Responses

  1. Matei Cezar says:

    Change EFI settings by pressing the special key (F2, F11, F12 , Del depending on motherboard specifications) and choose what OS should be loaded by default at boot time.
    Also, try to run the following command from Windows with administrator privileges:

    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi

  2. Tristan says:

    I can’t Find Windows Boot Mangeer

  3. Matei Cezar says:

    It should show you the free space without any issue. Go back to Windows and create a new NTFS partition using the unallocated space. Boot again in Linux Mint and use the last created partition.

  4. Manish Garhwal says:

    Please help!

    I have windows 8 BIOS and 500GB HDD which is divided into 4 partitions. I shirked one of them to create unallocated space of 48GB .

    I want to install Linux mint 18.1 alongside windows. but after choosing “something else” it shows only C drive partition separately other three partitions are shown as whole. It does not show a free space that I shirked.

    please help me asap.

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