Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10. If you only have a single computer with enough resources (hard drive, memory and processor power), you can use it to install both Windows 8 and Ubuntu.

Before starting make sure that Windows 8 is already installed on the machine. If your system have a single partition (C:), you may want to shrink it so that additional partitions can be added to install Ubuntu on it.

To learn how to shirk Windows 8 partition, click here.

After shrinking or resizing your partition, insert Ubuntu CD/DVD into the computer and reboot from it. Continue until you reach this windows. When there, select ‘Something else’ and continue.

 

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Then select the free space you created and click the Plus (+) to create more partition.

 

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Next, create a swap area and give it around 500 MB to 1000 MB. It can be Logical. Click OK when done.

 

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Next, select remaining free space and click the Plus (+) again.

 

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This time, you can to create a root ( / ) partition and make it Primary. Use the entire free space available.

 

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On this screen, select the root ( / ) partition and click ‘Install Now’

 

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Follow the wizard until finish.

 

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When finish, reboot and you should have the option to boot from either Windows or Ubuntu.

 

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Enjoy!

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