I just purchased an Acer E1-571-6837 laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I would like to have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 12.04.3. However, after installing Ubuntu with the LiveCD, the laptop goes straight to Windows without the option of loading Ubuntu.
I tried fixing this twice using boot-loader on the LiveCD, but I still can't load Ubuntu.
I have a Toshiba Satellite p50 with pre-installed Windows 8.1. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the UEFI dual-boot worked fine for some time. However, I realized that every time I make any change in the BIOS, Grub fails to load and I cannot boot Ubuntu (Windows loads normally).
First time it failed was after a BIOS upgrade, so I re-installed Ubuntu and dual boot worked fine again.
When I boot into Windows 7, the time maybe for example set to 3:04 pm. The real time being 11:04 am. Then I reboot and go into Ubuntu and the time is set to 7:04 am. With the same date in both. I go into BIOS and Windows syncs it with the time it believes it is so it'll be set to 3:04 pm. I've tried changing them all to the right time. Turning off online sync with both.
EDIT: I managed to boot into Windows 8 by going to BIOS settings and changing the boot order to Windows Boot Manager first. The problem with that is I have to go into bios settings each time. That is a hassle. There should be some other way to boot into it right?
Hello. This is my first time installing a linux distro on my computer. It is the Lenovo G500.
recently my laptop screen broke, so i was forced to use a led tv as monitor meanwhile, the computer starts normally, but for some reason the BIOS date and time setting are off, i know because many of my windows app use that time instead of the one i provide to the windows config, more so im getting constant domain certificate issues as the date of those is different from that in the BIOS.
I have an Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting with Windows 8. I want to be able to switch back and forth, but that seems to be an iffy proposition. The Windows was installed first, and my machine is a UEFI machine.