Window 8 in efi mode and Ubuntu in legacy bios mode

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Oct 22 08:25:54 UTC 2013

On 22 October 2013 02:16, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
> I am again trying to dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 on a Toshiba laptop,
> though a different one this time.
> The only way I can get the live DVD to boot to a usable desktop is to turn
> off the efi boot and put nomodeset in grub.

Can you define exactly what you mean by "turn off the efi boot".  This
is a lot of confusion in this area when people talk about uefi, secure
boot, etc.  It is important to be clear about exactly what is meant.


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