Window 8 in efi mode and Ubuntu in legacy bios mode

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Tue Oct 22 16:02:24 UTC 2013

On 10/22/2013 10:52 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 22 October 2013 16:39, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
>> I already decided that would be my backup plan when I started down this road
>> again .  I'm going to bang my head against this problem a little while
>> longer to see if I can solve it though.
> All right. I commend your determination!
> Do you have reinstall media for Win8/8.1?

I used Win 8 to make the recovery dvd's so I should be ok there.

> If you do, I would suggest nuking it, enabling BIOS emulation,
> repartitioning the hard disk with MBR (as per Colin's excellent
> advice), reinstalling Windows and /then/ trying Ubuntu again.

I haven't actually tried to install Ubuntu yet.  It is sitting at the 
live dvd desktop waiting for me to gather info so maybe I can be 
successful.  I did run the install program and run it right up th where 
it would start making changes to the HD just to see if it would run. 
The last time I tried this the install program would not start.

I read Colin's post with great interest and once I have a chance to try 
to understand all he said I probably will come back with a couple of 

Regards,  Jim

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