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

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135 Responses

  1. MF says:

    It worked like a charm for me thanks

  2. Andreas says:

    Thanks a lot, it worked perfectly!

  3. Nunyahbidnaz says:

    How about one of you actually show us using the actual “Install Linux alongside Windows 10” option! instead of going right to the “Something else”.

  4. Abhinav says:

    Instead of ‘free space’ in the installation, it is showing ‘unusable’. I am not able to add partitions in the memory. Any help will be appreciated.

    • Matei Cezar says:

      It looks like the HDD is using MBR scheme and you’ve exhausted the four primary partitions. You have the options to delete the fourth partition and create a new extended partition and in that partition create other logical partition or convert the HDD partition layout from MBR to GPT. You can use a live Linux live CD with Gparted tool to tamper partitions.

  5. Telarius says:

    I am having the opposite problem and I have grub working and booting mint but windows 10 is not in the list

  6. Charlie says:

    The superb article my first installation of Linux ever went flawlessly! :)
    One question though after this install do I have to manually install drivers/update them?

  7. Matei Cezar says:

    UEFI settings -> Boot Options -> BBS Priorities. From there, on some UEFI machines, you can setup what OS should be loaded by default by the motherboard

  8. Nikhil Niraj says:

    I am not able to boot into Linux as the system is directly booting into Windows 10 and I am not getting any option to boot into Linux in the UEFI settings.

    There is only one option and it is for WINDOWS, what should I do now?

    My BIOS settings are same as mentioned in the TOPIC…!!

    • Des says:

      Hold down shift when you choose to restart windows, this will bring up a special menu. Should see boot USB/Another OS option at that point.

  9. Matei Cezar says:

    Go to UEFI settings, boot order, BBS priorities. From there you can choose what OS should boot by default.

  10. Helmar Fernandes says:

    Hi. I installed Mint 18.1 alongside with Windows 8 in a ASUS laptop but when I finished the process and reboot the laptop doesn’t enters grub, instead, it starts the Windows normally just the way it did like if I hadn’t made any change to the laptop… when did I get wrong?

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