How to install Windows and Linux – part4


How to install Windows and Linux – part4 – This extended tutorial is for all those users who booted in UEFI mode, and planned to install Windows in uefi. The procedure goes almost the same but there are some difference after all. I was decided to separate those two types of installation to avoid more confusions.

Installing Windows in uefi mode

Let’s remember where we stop on How to make Windows and Linux – part3  we where clicking link to continue with installing Windows in uefi mode.

created partitions ready for installing windows uefi mode

…everything seems to be ready for installing Windows in uefi mode. Just click Next and installation process will start. After this step you are going to fill up all that is required for your normal Windows installation. When you successfully install Windows follow this procedure:

Booting procedure

  1. Turn off your computer and remove your Windows installation media.
  2. Put your linux usb-stick in place
  3. Turn on computer and quickly press (delete or whatever) key you need to enter for entering UEFI
  4. In UEFI look for section called “boot” and set boot priority for your usb stick, it has to be first device in order to load your operating system.
  5. Exit and make shore you save your boot changes.
linux ubuntu usb stick booting from uefi
example how to set first usb device in order (uefi mode)

On this image you can see how i’ve choose my first boot device UEFI:UFD 2.0 Silicon-Power4G usb stick this device must be set above all (must be first at the top).

Installing Linux in uefi mode

If all being done correctly you should boot from usb stick, you will see this logo:

installing linux ubuntu
Linux Ubuntu loading system from usb stick

After you set your language and keyboard setting you will proceed :

installing linux

Click on Install Ubuntu

selecting right options

Click Continue

choose Something else

This is how it looks:

installing linux ubuntu side by side with windows

Now click on free space and plus symbol to create first partition called boot partition “/boot”

making linux boot uefi partition

Click OK and choose free empty space on the bottom, click on plus symbol and create your swap partition:

how to install Windows and Linux - creating swap partition on uefi boot mode

TIP: See on previous article in my example table how much swap space you might need for your configuration, this factor depends on how much ram you have on your system.

If you finish swap partition, create root partition “/” ,procedure is the same as previous, click on free space at the bottom, click on plus symbol :

how to installing linux in uefi mode - creating root partition

Done with root partition? – allright! let’s create home partition “/home” ,procedure is the same as previous, all you have to do is click on free space at the bottom and click on plus symbol! This time you don’t have to enter Size, just use all size available!

how to install Windows and Linux - making home partition uefi linux ubuntu

Click OK, you will see how it looks in my simulation:

how to install windows and linux ubuntu uefi dual boot

Your result will be something similar like this, the blue section represents Windows system and orange represents Linux Ubuntu and its partitions.

Some newer Laptops, motherboards, or Desktop computers have both options, futhermore you can choose legacy bios or uefi. If you set everything properly click on Install Now. After a warning message, installation process will start. Don’t forget to set your personal informations:

last thing when installing ubuntu

IMPORTANT: Always select Require my password to log in.

That’s all for now, if you want some more informations about uefi you can read this article on Ubuntu community pages called UEFI – Community help.



Author: Krunoslav Kralj

Im Linux enthusiast from Croatia using Linux for 13 years! My first Linux was - Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon), released on 18 October 2007. After some time iv'e switched to Centos 6. Im still using Ubuntu for my daily tasks, and i really miss my Centos 6 which reminds me to some older versions of Ubuntu.

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