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

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326 Responses

  1. Richard Blake says:

    The installation of Ubuntu 18 on an hp m/c with windows 10 installed ran as described in the tutorial. It was a bit difficult to force a boot of the Ubuntu DVD by intercepting the early stages with .

    The grub-install ran without error.

    There is no grub screen on powering up. I have not found a way to get into it. The windows booting process takes precedence. How can this be prevented?

    I have tried various combinations of boot set up. So far I have not found a combination that works.

  2. Sagar Patil says:

    It says “Excecuting ‘grub-install /dev/sda‘ failed. This is a fatal error.”

  3. Jon says:

    Hi, following these instructions I seem to have hit the “4 partition” limit in windows.

    I wondered if this aspect might be reviewed and perhaps included in this article if appropriate?

    Its a scary time doing this stuff so it does help newbies if “how to’s” cover as many of the points as possible.

    One symptom for me was that “free space” suddenly became labelled “unusable” at the stage of “something else” partitioning.

  4. Daniel Leal says:

    I loved this tutorial! Very well explained, it worked fine on my Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12

  5. Francisco Parrilla says:

    There is no need to leave the usb every time you boot ubuntu, therefore, you can use it for other things, but make sure you format it into NTFS, or you wont be able to transfer a lot of data to it.

  6. Madeleine says:

    Do I need to leave the USB in after I have installed Ubuntu to use it (Ubuntu) or can I use the USB for other things after?

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