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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84 Responses

  1. Tony says:

    Did all of the above, but the system STILL boots into Win-10 only.
    re “In order to boot into Linux you must press the special function boot key after restart and from there to further select what OS you wish to start.”
    WHERE is this “special function boot key”?
    I have a 100 MB efi partition as sda2, the Win-10 is in sda5,
    and my Mint system is on sda6,7, and 8.
    I’ve tried using Rescatux to somehow fix the GRUB, but once all bootable devices are removed, the system still only sees Win-10
    Excuse my frustration- it’s the first time I came across a UEFI-enabled PC. I’m used to old BIOS systems! ;-)

    • Tony says:

      And, over several years, I have installed dual Ubuntu / Windows systems often so I’m not a newbie. Except when it comes to this UEFI partition stuff! Guess it’s time I came up to speed. ;-)

    • Matei Cezar says:

      Consult motherboard documentation to find out the boot-up special key.

      • Tony says:

        Please don’t tell me you mean the Del key to access the BIOS. Or, on some mainboards the F10 or F1 key. I’ve been tweaking BIOSes for 10+ years.

        Right now, my messing around with Rescatux has screwed up booting the PC completely. Neither Linux NOR Win-10 boot!

        Caution- Rescatux does not seem to have much UEFI support.

        So I’ll keep looking for..

  2. dave says:

    I tried the manual install. Got all the way to the end and it would not let me select the windows boot option. Went back and select the install alongside windows option.

  3. Marg says:

    nice, thanks for this. super easy to follow

  4. Jonathan says:

    got it working nice thanks for the tutorial.

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