Ubuntu & Windows 8

Hi experts,

On my toshiba lap I have Windoes 8 (OEM). I have tried to install Ubuntu so i can use Ubuntu if Windows fails. When I try booting with Ubuntu i got an error:
"File: ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted."

 I have tried to install Ubuntu as administrator (thinking that Windows wont allow to write some certain files) w/o any result.

 How i can install Ubuntu without having errors?

Thank you in advance.
Raul
raulmondaAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT AdministrationCommented:
Did you create a portion for Ubuntu?
I would suggest you install Virtual Box and host Ubuntu as a VIrtual Machine.
0
raulmondaAuthor Commented:
no, i didnt create any partition. I use it in the past under Windosw 7 and it works w/o problems. Im using now the same version and it doesnt work.
0
Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT AdministrationCommented:
We're you doing a dual boot? Basically you need a partition for the other OS. Ubuntu has the option to shrink your current drive if it has free space. During the install you should be presented Witt he option chain the to Windowos boot loader to grub.
0
Determine the Perfect Price for Your IT Services

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden with our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Download your free eBook now!

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Windows uses a different security arrangement for disks and for booting.

1. Disable EUFI for Windows 8 boot and see if that works.
2. Do get recovery disks for your Windows 8 machine.
3. Make a bootable USB key for Ubuntu.

I have Windows 8 Pro 64-bit and I use VMware Workstation V10 to host other operating systems.

.... Thinkpads_User
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Windows 8 seems to hint at (U)EFI and that does use a different partiotioning schema (GTP) vs. BIOS partitions.

Als it requires an EFI enabled kernel to be placed in the EFI partition, with SecureBoot disabled. [ in general, or jump a few more hoops to install a bootloader stub for linux ].
Also you will need some other partition for the root volume...

wrt. VMWARE solutions, they don't work if the windows part won't boot in the first place. As stated in the question.

Well i had some "fun" lately converting a Win8 system to use Linux lately. It involved booting from an USB stick, shring the windows partition to 0 (aka delete it) and then install all stuff i realy need to do my work.
It's a pity that a windows license is required to obtain a laptop that will never run Windows.
0
raulmondaAuthor Commented:
Thank you all.
Regards
Raul
0
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@raulmonda - Thanks and I was happy to help.

.... Thinkpads_User
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 8

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.