How to Install Ubuntu 16.10/16.04 Alongside With Windows 10 or 8 in Dual-Boot

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Matei Cezar

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248 Responses

  1. Mirtoko says:

    I have a problem followed all your steps and Linux works fine and grub too but when I press to boot into windows says something like “image cannot be found” but I didn’t uninstall windows because I consulted my disk partitions and windows is there.

    how do I solve this?

    Thank you for your time

  2. Santiago says:

    Hi, thanks for the tutorial. Can you please explain why is it recommended to have one partition for root and another one for home? Cheers

  3. Paul Smith says:

    Thanks for this great guide.

    I wonder if you could help. I do step 3, but at step 8, where yours is listed as free space, mine says ‘unusable’ and I can’t install.

  4. Barry says:

    Does not Grub boot for choice of OS!!

  5. Jayson says:

    I followed this guide precisely and am not presented with a new grub menu upon reboot. Ubuntu installed just fine and the partitions are all still present. Just cannot boot to Ubuntu now :(

    • Matei Cezar says:

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

      • Jayson says:

        Thank you. I will give it a try! Because when I go to recovery options and choose to boot from USB/live CD/UEFI device, Ubuntu appears there but nowhere else lol

      • Victor Arellano says:

        How can I access the UEFI settings menu? Everytime I power up my computer it goes right back to the grub prompt.

    • Larry says:

      I had the same issue – when windows hibernate, it writes to the EFI partition things up a bit – you might be able to disable that and restart and have it work, but I had the same problem and ended up just reinstalling and disabling hibernate before restarting. :-|

    • Matei Cezar says:

      It depends on the motherboard vendor. Usual keys for accessing BIOS/UEFI are F2, F8, F10 , F12, Del, Esc. Consult the motherboard docs to identify the proper UEFI menu key. On some laptop models you have to push a button placed in one side of the machine (usually near charger) with a needle to enter BIOS/UEFI menu.

  6. Dorin C. says:

    This is also a MUST READ from NeoSmart/EasyBCD website:

    https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/uefi/

  7. Shrey Naygandhi says:

    just mention that you should not connect to wifi during installation or you will have problems in installation of snapd . Wasted nearly five hours because of it.

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