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I have a fairly fresh install of Win8 Pro on a 120GB Vertex 2 SSD. I tried to install Ubuntu 12 from the Live CD but it could not find Windows when going through the basic install. I've read that some have issues installing Ubuntu in a dual boot config with SSD's but I can't find a good solution.
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by:futr_vision
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Quick update. I removed an external hard drive from the PC and Ubuntu found the SSD in the install process. I made it through the install process and installed it on roughly a 30GB partition. What I did not see on the basic partition setup screen was the indicator that the first partition had Windows 8 on it. i just went ahead and resized that first partition to 90GB and used the remaining 30. Everything completed fine. A reboot had me remove the disk but I did not get a choice of OS's to boot into. It went straight into Win8. How do I fix this? At the very minimum how to get into Ubuntu to make sure the install was successful?
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by:McKnife
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Hi.

I never did this, but interested in it read on other forums. Have a look at http://askubuntu.com/questions/210914/grub-does-not-show-a-windows-8-option-after-dual-boot

But I could comment on SSDs: those will not be the culprit here, they don't cause any different behavior - please show me the things you read.
OCZ - we bought about a dozen of those: Agility, solid3, vertex1&2 - 9 are dead by now, within less than 2 years. You have been warned ;)
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OK. Figured out what happened. I have a HDD in the system with Win7 on it. Because that disk is set up as SCSI-0 the bootloader installed there. All is well.
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Everything installed correctly. I answered my own question with a little research.
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