I have a 2013 HP Envy dv7 with Win8 pre-installed, upgraded to Win8.1. I shrank the windows partition by 100MB and made two new partitions for Ubuntu (root + home - 80MB on /dev/sda7, swap - 20MB on /dev/sda8). I basically followed these instructions:
including the boot-repair steps on linux and Windows. Secure boot is disabled.
I lurked around reading all the posts that mentioned win8, uefi, and 15R's in general and tried to follow the directions given to others best i could. I was trying to resolve why even though it allowed me to install & customize ubuntu 12.04 along side win8, i couldn't get the dual boot screen that lets me choose which one to use upon start up.
Hi, this is a short guide to how I got Crunchbang working on a laptop with Preinstalled Win8. I did this a few weeks ago so the steps are not quite exact but hopefully they help anyone who hasn't tinkered with UEFI machines and linux before. It was a lot less painful than I thought!First step is to turn off Secure Boot in bios.
Go a ASUS Zenbook with Win 8, installed Ubuntu 12.04 tried to fix the Win8 boot option in grub as I would get "error: unknown command drivemap invalid efi file path" with boot repair as recommended on http://askubuntu.com/questions/22183...ndows-8-system (also followed other options but nothing has helped) but didn't work....